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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Fw: Excerpts from Barack Obama's book.

From Carl. Thanks, precious info!



-----In his own words......
This guy wants to be President & Head the US government. Pay close attention to the last comment!!
Below are a few lines from Obama's books " his words:
From Dreams of My Father:  "I ceased to advertise my
mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to
suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to
From Dreams of My Father :  "I found a solace in
nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity
against my mothers race."

From Dreams of My Father:  "There was something about
him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself,
maybe. And white."
From Dreams of My Father:  ; "It remained necessary to
prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to
the black masses, to strike out and name names."
From Dreams of My Father:  "I never emulate white men
and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It
was into my father's image, the black man, son of
Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought
in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm,
DuBois and Mandela."
From Audacity of Hope:  "I will stand with the Muslims
should the political winds shift in an ugly

Publication history for "From Dreams of My Father"

New York: Times Books; 1st edition (July 18, 1995); Hardcover: 403 pages; ISBN 0-8129-2343-X
This printing is now very rare. Only a few signed copies are known, and are estimated to be worth up to $5,000 (depending on condition).  

New York: Kodansha International (August 1996); Paperback: 403 pages; ISBN 1-5683-6162-9
New York: Three Rivers Press; Reprint edition (August 10, 2004); Paperback: 480 pages; ISBN 1-4000-8277-3
New York: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (May 3, 2005); Audio CD; ISBN 0-7393-2100-5; Includes the senator's speech from the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
New York: Random House Large Print; 1st Large print edition (April 4, 2006); Hardcover: 720 pages; ISBN 0-7393-2576-0
New York: Crown Publishers (January 9, 2007); Hardcover: 464 pages; ISBN 0-3073-8341-5
New York: Random House (January 9, 2007); Format: eBook; ISBN 0-3073-9412-3  

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

REASONS TO BRING OLMERT TO TRIAL FOR TREASON - excellent article. Thank you, E. Winston!

REASONS TO BRING OLMERT TO TRIAL FOR TREASON by Emanuel A. Winston, Middle East Analyst & Commentator

Recently Israeli Intelligence discovered that Syria, with assistance from North Korea, was building a plutonium nuclear reactor. Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was confronted with the evidence but, delayed a response as long as possible.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the CIA were presented with irrefutable evidence but, she used her power of office to delay Israel from eliminating the Syrian/Korean reactor, lest it spoil her sophomoric plans for peace in a region that has never known peace.

Despite the immediate danger to Israel and the region, Rice pressured a weak Olmert NOT to respond and to save an empty legacy for herself and President George W. Bush.

Israel submitted evidence to the CIA, Bush and some Congressmen. The evidence was so overwhelming that Rice had to withdraw her childish plans for Israeli "restraint" even as she was protecting the Bush failed deal with North Korea - in addition to the under-the-table talks with President Bashar Assad of Syria. Rice is an untrustworthy, dangerous liar through and through. But, there is a greater betrayal than merely a lying U.S. Secretary of State or a President hungry for recognition. It is the Prime Minister of the small State of Israel who has been thoroughly briefed on the hostile State of Syria building a plutonium-yielding nuclear reactor. Olmert's own generals had to force him to allow them to plan and carry out an attack to destroy the Syrian plant. After the Israeli Air Force completed its mission, Olmert and America dropped into total silence. The "secret" was miraculously NOT breached or breathed by any official or media source for the past 8 months.

We now know that Olmert was in back-channel discussions to surrender to Syria the entire Golan Heights. These discussions continued by Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Tzippi Livni in a greater frenzy, knowing that Syria was building a Plutonium Nuclear Reactor for no other reason than to destroy Israel.

Olmert and his gang were hell-bent on assisting Syria recover the Golan, even at the almost certain risk of having Syria renege on any agreement reached. Olmert, Barak, Livni and the entire Kadima and Labor Parties have betrayed Israel's vital security to the greatest degree possible.

At this very moment CIA Director Michael V. Hayden is briefing the American Congress on the perfidy of the North Koreans as Rice and Bush try to pretend that North Korea is living up to the terms of a badly flawed and failed agreement. While the U.S. can be harmed if such nuclear capability reaches Syria as well as other Muslim and Arab States who are rapidly becoming more Islamo-Fascist, the U.S. will not disappear in a radioactive cloud as could the minuscule Jewish State of Israel.

Olmert, Barak, Livni and, no doubt, Shimon Peres seem to be prepared to sacrifice Israel for a mess of potage.

If ever a Government should be tried for Treason, it is now. Knowing Syria's intent and then announcing that he (Olmert) was working to abandon the Golan Heights, Israel's largest water resource, Israel's security and sovereignty, is surely an act of betrayal and treason of the worst kind.

This could be considered a "hanging offense" and such a trial should be implemented before any more damage can be done or any more Israeli blood spilled.



Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fwd: This says it all about Jimmy

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Israel attacked with American equipment

From Aryeh

This is not the first time that American arms and equipment has been used by terrorist against us. When Begin invaded Lebanon, Sharon pulled out a few Billion Dollars worth of American guns, ammunition, electronics, vehicles and other sorts of equipment. A great deal of all this was officially listed as having been given to the Saudis and other "moderate" Arab regimes. I also remember reading at the time that the explosives used to murder the Marines in Beirut were American. Then there was an entire ship of mostly American arms intercepted a few years ago on its way to the PLO.

I am so glad that the American Government is our dear friend. I can only dread to think what things would be like if they didn't really like us.      

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

WorldNetDaily Exclusive
$350,000 in U.S. equipment blown up
Hamas explodes American military vehicles in border bombing

Posted: April 22, 2008
10:10 pm Eastern

By Aaron Klein


Kerem Shalom crossing
JERUSALEM – Three U.S. military vehicles seized by Hamas and used to carry out a large-scale attack this past weekend cost American taxpayers an estimated $350,000, Palestinian security officials estimated.

The vehicles, utilized in an attack against the Israeli border, were captured when Hamas last June took complete control of the Gaza Strip, overtaking all U.S.-backed security compounds in the territory associated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party. The U.S., over the years, provided Fatah with weapons, vehicles and large sums of financial and military aid.

Israeli defense officials called last weekend's border attack the largest, most sophisticated Hamas terrorist operation since Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005.

"We utilized two American armored Jeep vehicles in the heroic operation at Kerem Shalom," said Abu Abdullah, considered one of the most important operational members of Hamas' so-called military wing. "We obtained the vehicles last June."

Abu Abdullah told WND today a third military Jeep was to be used in the attack but was intercepted by an Israeli missile.

Palestinian security officials said the three Jeeps were provided by the U.S. to Fatah in February 2007. They estimated the vehicles to be worth $350,000.

Muhammad Abdel-Al, the spokesman and a leader of the Hamas-allied Popular Resistance Committees terrorist organization which participated in last weekend's attack, confirmed American vehicles were utilized.

Abdel-Al stated today, "We warned in many interviews with WorldNetDaily the weapons America provided to Fatah would find [their] way to the resistance, and we are glad for this American help. The same scenario will soon take place in the West Bank (where the U.S. is currently arming Fatah)."

In Saturday's attack, which took place just hours after the Jewish state ushered in the Passover holiday, two explosive-laden vehicles disguised as Israeli military jeeps blew up at the Kerem Shalom crossing, the main Israeli transport point for goods and humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Thirteen Israel Defense Forces soldiers were hurt in the attack – most wounded lightly to moderately.

The two vehicles arrived at Kerem Shalom under the cover of dozens of mortar shells just after a third armored vehicle ripped a hole in the border fence. The two disguised vehicles exploded inside the crossing, one reportedly close to a group of soldiers.

The drivers of all three vehicles were killed when their cars exploded.

At roughly the same time as the Kerem Shalom attack, the Israel Defense Forces fired a missile at a truck approaching Kissufim, another border area previously used to cross into Gaza. The missile caused a massive explosion, indicating the truck was carrying a large amount of explosives defense sources believe were to be used in a second, simultaneous border attack at Kissufim.

At nearly the same time along another area of the border, IDF soldiers spotted two Palestinians carrying explosives approaching the border fence just outside Kibbutz Be'eri, a Jewish town bordering Gaza. An IDF force of 11 soldiers entered Gaza in pursuit of the terrorists only to quickly realize they were being ambushed in an apparent Hamas trap. Four Hamas snipers fired at the unit, killing three IDF soldiers.

Defense officials here believe Hamas attempted a major, coordinated attack at several points along Israel's Gaza border.

Yoav Galant, IDF commander in the Gaza area, called the offensive Hamas' boldest operation since Israel's Gaza retreat.

He said the attack, "the likes of which we have not seen since the disengagement," was an attempt "to execute mass killings and abductions."

Galant told reporters Hamas was "harming the interest of the Palestinians themselves, by attacking crossings, which are the humanitarian lifelines of Gaza."

Former Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh said the attack revealed "the true face of Hamas, which is [itself] creating the blockade on Gaza's people."

But back in Gaza City, Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said his terror group would carry out more attacks on crossings to break what he claimed was an Israeli blockade of the territory.

"These operations are the beginning of the explosions that Hamas has warned of," said Abu Zuhri. "If the parties don't intervene quickly to save Gaza and break the siege, what is coming will be greater."

WND previously reported Hamas obtained armored U.S. military jeeps.

Immediately after Hamas staged its coup and took over Gaza, WND quoted Hamas officials stating they seized "enormous" stockpiles of foreign weapons, including U.S. arms, that had been stored in Fatah security compounds.

The U.S. in recent years reportedly transferred large quantities of weaponry to build up Fatah forces against rival Hamas. Hamas officials told WND in multiple interviews prior to last June they would seize the American weapons.

Hamas last summer provided WND with a partial list of what the terror group said were seized weapons. The list included:
  • "Dozens" of mounted machine guns that can fire at Israeli helicopters
  • Approximately 7,400 American M-16 assault rifles
  • About 800,000 rounds of bullets
  • Eighteen armored personnel carriers
  • Seven armored military jeeps
  • "Tens" of armored civilian cars, including pickup trucks and magnums
  • Eight massive trucks equipped with water cannons for dispersing protests
  • Fourteen military-sized bulldozers

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.. And now they are going after an 83 year old Jew: OMINOUS, OMINOUS! ( by the way, the subject of my latest e-mail was incorrect; apologies).

U.S. Says Retired Engineer, 83, Spied for Israel

18 Nissan 5768, 23 April 08 01:50
by Gil Ronen

( U.S. authorities announced on Tuesday that an 83-year-old retired American engineer, Ben Ami Kadish, is suspected of passing military secrets to Israel between 1979 and 1985. These secrets are said to have involved nuclear weapons, fighter jets and the Patriot air defense missiles.

U.S. government sources said Kadish's Israeli handler, Yossi Yagur, was the same man who handled Jonathan Pollard, who has been languishing in U.S. jails for 23 years. After Pollard, a former naval analyst, was arrested on suspicion of spying for Israel, the handler left the United States and Kadish went underground, the sources said.

Agent for the Government of Israel
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and two FBI agents, in conjunction with the U.S. Army, announced Kadish was being held on charges that he participated in a conspiracy to disclose to the Government of Israel documents related to the national defense of the United States and, in connection with that unauthorized disclosure, that he participated in a conspiracy to act as an agent of the Government of Israel.

According to the charge sheet, Kadish, a citizen of the United States and a mechanical engineer living in Monroe county, NJ, was employed at the U.S. Army´s Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center at the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey from 1979 to 1985. The Arsenal kept a library of documents with classified information related to the national defense of the United States.

On numerous occasions during this time period, Kadish borrowed classified documents from the library and took them to his residence in New Jersey. At the Residence, Kadish would then provide the documents to Yossi Yagur, the Consul for Science Affairs at the Israeli Consulate General in Manhattan,who would photograph them in the basement of the residence.

Charged with four counts
One of the classified documents that Kadish provided to Yagur contained information concerning nuclear weaponry and was classified as "Restricted Data," a specific designation by the U.S. Department of Energy, because the document contained atomic-related information. Another one of the documents that Kadish provided contained information concerning a modified version of an F-15 fighter jet that the United States had sold to another country. This document was classified by the Department of Defense as "secret" and was further restricted as "Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals."

Kadish is charged with one count of conspiring to disclose documents related to the national defense of the United States to the Government of Israel; one count of conspiring to act as an agent of the Government of Israel; one count of conspiring to hinder a communication to a law enforcement officer; and one count of conspiring to make a materially false statement to a law enforcement officer.

Kadish was scheduled to appear Tuesday afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Douglas F. Eaton in Manhattan federal court. The prosecution is being handled by the U.S. Attorney´s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Counterespionage Section of the Justice Department´s National Security Division.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Silver 2008 (4)

From RZ: it's good!

Friday, April 18, 2008

From R Yonah: details on: Warning ALERT! READ!!! Threat is REAL ( snopes). Please read below


From Yonah:

You should be alert during the next few days.  Do not open any message with an attachment entitled "POSTCARD," regardless of who sent it to you.  It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list.  This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts.  It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive a mail called" POSTCARD," even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it! This includes all cards, too. Shut down your computer immediately.

This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.  This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.  This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

Snopes confirms this to be real.





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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fw: Warning ALERT! READ!!!

from Carl. Thank you! 







You should be alert during the next few days.  Do not open any message with an attachment entitled "POSTCARD," regardless of who sent it to you.  It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list.  This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts.  It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive a mail called" POSTCARD," even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it! This includes all cards, too. Shut down your computer immediately.

This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.  This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.  This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.




Encouraging quote

bill said:

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.": Samuel Adams

Re: A Catholic Wind in the White House

bill said:

For Goodness Sake, Israel, wake the heck up!! Can't you see that Hashem has turned away from our ridiculous ways? The only way to help ourselves is teshuva - right now!


Good read, good argument: well done, Steven Shamrak: the real story of OCCUPATION.

Duplicity in Occupied Lands

12 Nissan 5768, 17 April 08 06:39
by Steven Shamrak
There are many lands around the world that were occupied not so long ago by other countries. Many of them are still subjugated to the rule of an occupying power. They were conquered during offensive or defensive wars, throughout the process of establishment of statehood, or as a part of colonial and imperial policy. The following is a far from complete list of the currently occupied lands.

Great Britain still occupies 17 provinces of Ireland, Gibraltar and is holding on to the many residual symbols of her former colonial glory around the world.

France is still holding on to many overseas territories like New Caledonia and French Guinea. France and Spain divided, and have no intention to give independence to, the Basque people, the oldest indigenous living group known in Europe.

Belgium is an artificially forged country, which was created in order to protect the Netherlands from continuous attacks by France. There is still "no love lost" between the French- and Flemish-speaking populations of the country.

China: The international community has done nothing to stop the occupation of Tibet by China. Eastern, predominantly Muslim, provinces of China are still under 'imperial' communist rule.

Chile: From the 1840s, heavy Anglo-Chilean investments were made in nitrate mining on the Bolivian coast. Bolivia lost its coastal region after the war of 1879-1884. Since then, Bolivia has been economically stifled by Chile, with limited access to the sea ports.

Indonesia: It was 'painful' for Indonesia to allow freedom to East Timor. International pressure was applied only because of the huge oil reserves off the coast of East Timor were found. But there is no pressure in relation to the continuous occupation of Bali, West Papua and numerous islands that would love to obtain independence from the Muslim tyranny of Jakarta.

Panama proclaimed its independence after the US expressed interest in obtaining the rights to the canal, which Colombia refused. US marines landed in Panama the same day independence was declared.

Russia has no plans to return the eastern part of Poland it has occupied since before World War II, nor to end occupation of eastern Prussia, the Kuril Islands and Southern Sakhalin. Russia still retains its status as an imperial power by holding on to Chechnya, Dagistan, North Ossetia, Tatarstan and many other national enclaves which were occupied by the Czar.

USA: The biggest and leading democracy of the world is one of the biggest occupiers as well. There is no intention of even talking about compensation for, never mind returning, the occupied land which used to be, not long ago, a part of Mexico. What about Puerto Rico, Hawaii and other 'strategic interests'?

The United Nations maintains a list of territories that do not govern themselves. The list was initially prepared in 1946 and adopted in 1986. It has officially endorsed control of these lands by their former colonial powers.

It should be remembered that most countries around the world (including the USA, the UK, France, Germany, China and Russia) were forged and established their current borders during the last 300 years. Their creation was accompanied by dramatic conquests and destruction of unique and independent cultures.

In a Russian play, one character asked the audience: "Look, who are the judges?" Yes, who are they to tell Jews what is their land and to force Israel to give away Jewish land to Arab scoundrels? Israel is one of the only countries that can rightly claim its statehood and ownership of the land. Jewish people have over 3,000 years of spiritual and historical connection with the land of Israel.
Israel withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula after it was conquered during a defensive war. In exchange, Israel received a worthless piece of paper, which is called the Peace Agreement with Egypt. And still, Israel is the only country under international pressure to surrender her own land to her enemy, a recently forged people - called Palestinians - whose only goal (they are not even hiding it) is to destroy the Jewish state.

There are three reasons why Israel is under such an international onslaught: traditional international anti-Semitism; a desire to sell out Israel in exchange for a steady supply of oil; and an appeasement of Islamic terrorists in order to defer attacks on the West.

Does it make sense? What definitely takes place and makes sense is that the world's economic and political powers (the "puppet masters") apply pressure on Israel and use any means at their disposal, including manipulation of international law. An example of this is how it was done after Israel won the War of Independence. Immediately, the Fourth Geneva convention ruled out population transfer as a legitimate way of resolving conflicts - but only when it suits the puppet masters' economic and political interests, with complete disregard for the historical, spiritual and even legal rights of any people, not just Jews (remember the ongoing dismantling of Yugoslavia and the non-existence of Kurdistan, homeland of 35 million Kurds, divided and occupied by five countries). A multitude of international organizations - including the United Nations, the International Red Cross, Amnesty International, etc. - are at the full disposal of the international puppet masters, and only too eager to assist by generating and manipulating public opinion, creating the illusion of propriety.

The bottom line is that it is all about power, control and, beyond doubt, money.
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Is this a "TASTE" of things to come? After hearing about Catholic/ Jesuit influence in Washington, now we see DENIAL OF RELIGIOUS RIGHTS OF INCARCERATED JEWS. 3 hot meals in 8 days? Kosher Jews will be asked to starve for a week. Reminds you of other

U.S. Court Bans Chicken and Fish Snacks for Passover

12 Nissan 5768, 17 April 08 06:11

( A federal judge in Connecticut ruled that Jewish inmates can get by on Passover with matzo and other snacks and without fish or chicken for the Passover holiday. The court's judge, Janet C. Hall, said that the inmates' constitutional rights do not cover the banned items because they might be used for "illicit bartering" with other prisoners.
Judge Janet Hall ruled in favor of the prison, which allows its 16 Jewish inmates to spend up to $290 on kosher for Passover snacks, including matzo, grape juice, macaroons and two types of chocolate. They will be served three hot kosher meals for the entire holiday which lasts for eight days outside Israel, where Passover is observed for seven days.

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Executions to resume after high court OK's lethal injections - Quite unsettling to read this now, just as it is publicly revealed that Bush is doing Rome's bidding; and just as the USA started using strong-arm tactics against innocent women and child

Executions to resume after high court OK's lethal injections - Yahoo! News

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A Catholic Wind in the White House

Thank you, Carl. This must be one of the most interesting articles I have received in a long time. I'd say it is not surprising at all. After all, his grandfather Prescott Bush supported the Nazis, who were the direct expression of Catholic theology and teachings. I'd say, he is probably a closet JESUIT, just as Condoleeza Rice is also a closet Jesuit - see some of the oldest articles on my blog, ISRAEL TRUTH TIMES:                  
Together with ex- closet Catholic Tony Blair, they shape the world's policies for papal world domination.
Whoever said that Washington policies are made in New York by Cardinal Egan was absolutely right! - And of course, don't forget papal nuncio Pietro Sambi's popularity in Washington; he is the ex-nuncio in Jerusalem who proved, after the fact, that he is quite hostile to Jewish interests.
So everything makes a lot of sense in America. The first ACTUAL Catholic president in the USA, George Bush, aligning himself closely with CHIEF INQUISITOR --CUM POPE Benedict XVI, (" SEEING GOD IN HIS EYES"), and preparing America for a Jesuit style take-over of the population- as evidenced by the Texas Mormons' compound invasion this past week (by the way, I am really afraid for these poor women and children : what will be their fate??)
If you have any doubt as to what such a take-over will look like, just go back to Germany in the 30's, and there you have it. Same philosophy, same teachings, same players... that will lead to EXACTLY THE SAME SOCIO-POLITICAL LANDSCAPE.
Mercy on all of us, NON -CATHOLICS!!!


Fw: the prayer for eating chometz on pesach

 Thanks, Bill
Filed by Shira Schmidt @ 11:05 pm

11 bNissan
I have been searching the internet for the prayer to say upon eating bread on Pessah, and I found it by Googling "zachor Michlalah movies." There you can see/hear the late Reb Yonah Emanuel who was a teenage inmate in Bergen-Belsen during the Passover of 1944 when the prayer over bread was recited. He reads the entire prayer (it is not a bracha) over bread and describes Pessah in that death camp in this 3 minute segment of a longer DVD. The reason for my search: The recent controversy over selling hametz in the public square during Passover in Israel.
I translated the prayer for bread during Passover into English at the end of this posting.

The controversy and court decision (by a national religious judge!) that permits selling bread in Israel during Passover reminded me of two Seder meals sixty-something years ago.

Passover 1943, Konin Concentration Camp

Before describing Pessah of 1943 in the Konin concentration camp in Poland, Rabbi Yehoshua Aronson gives us, in his memoirs, this startling description of a new arrival, one Dr. Hans Knopf.

"In the summer of 1942 a limousine came into camp. Several SS officers stepped out, followed by a serious and grandly dressed old Jewish man. The chauffeur unloaded six leather suitcases, each bearing a label with its owner's name. As we observed this impeccably dressed Jewish gentleman with his six expensive leather suitcases in a Jewish slave-labor camp, we went into a fever of curiosity. We strained to observe this heartening phenomenon that burst into our benighted camp."

This description of Dr. Knopf, along with large portions of Rabbi Aronson's memoir, are now available in English in Esther Farbstein's Hidden in Thunder: Perspectives on Faith, Halachah, and Leadership during the Holocaust.
She points out that the memoir describes the special status of this Jewish doctor from Germany with telling details such as his having his own room-cum-clinic, and his owning fine silk pajamas.

"He was given a room that, as a German patriot, he decorated with photographs of himself on horseback and medals from his glittering military past as an officer in World War I. Sometimes he would dandify himself by putting on his officer's uniform. Knopf treated the Jews with condescension and estrangement, ashamed to come into contact with fellow Jews."

Slowly, however, he began to realize the connection between the Jews' fate and his own. The memoir describes the transformation wrought in this assimilated Jew, for by the time Passover rolled around in the spring of 1943, Dr. Knopf was deeply involved in seder preparations. "The German-Jewish doctor of all people insisted we hold the seder despite our fatigue and the late hour."
Perhaps it was contact with deeply rooted scholars such as Rabbi Aronson, that triggered this metamorphosis. "When he discovered that I was a rabbi, Knopf never stopped pestering me; he would often pour out his heart to me. He told me how devoted he had been, how he had served and fought for the German homeland. As I observed this disillusioned Jew, I became heartsick." Rabbi Aronson survived to write his memoirs and to become the beloved chief rabbi of Petah Tikva,
Many inmates came to Rabbi Aronson with the dilemma: to eat hametz or not? Realizing that most were too weak to last a week without bread, Rabbi Aronson responded with guidelines. Hametz was to be eaten on Pessah, but in order to minimize the transgression involved he ruled that each bite should be less than kzayis, "the volume of an olive" and the bites should be spaced at long intervals. Esther Farbstein points out that the desire to ask halachic questions was a form of spiritual resistance and heroism for two reasons. It reflected a cherishing of mitzvot as a raison d'etre which kept many Jews going and it was a form of defiance, their way to assert freedom in a slave-labor camp.
Back to our dandified Dr. Knopf who when he had arrived kept the other Jews at arms' length. Here he was, ten months later deeply involved in preparations for the seder. His turnabout is poignantly expressed in one of the most moving descriptions in the Aronson memoir. Where would they find the means to bake the matza? Knopf had a stove in his clinic/room. He risked his life and insisted they bake the little bit of dough that they sequestered in his very room. They were not found out, and held a seder that year, although the doctor did not survive in the long run.
However Rabbi Aronson did survive. He went on to become the beloved chief rabbi of Petah Tikva, and to write his memoir immortalizing Dr. Hans Knopf who risked all to bake matza.

Passover Bergen-Belsen, 1944

By 1944 there was no question that Jews must eat hametz to stay alive. Rabbi Avraham Levisson from Holland dealt with this issue in Bergen-Belsen. Esther Farbstein points out that he had been active from the start of the war in finding solutions to tragic dilemmas as the Dutch Jews were concentrated in Westerbork, Holland from 1939 onwards ( he encouraged inmates to give their wives a conditional get, lest they become agunas). Beginning in 1942 each Tuesday a selection was made of Jews who were transported by train to death camps such as Auschwitz and elsewhere. "Rabbi Levisson was known to the inmates as 'Rabbi Simcha' ('Rabbi Happiness') because of his warm, positive attitude toward them. He organized extensive religious activity. In 1943 he was deported via Westerbork to Bergen-Belsen." In 1944 Rabbi Levisson and his father, along with the Chief Rabbi of Rotterdam Rav A.B. Davids and a number of Jews surreptitiously gathered in one barrack to quietly hold a seder.
Man cannot live on potatoes alone. The Dutch rabbis, seeing the Jews could not survive without eating bread on Pessah, composed a prayer to recite upon eating hametz during Passover.
You can see/hear Yonah Emanuel, one of those present in the camp, read this prayer and explain the circumstances in a segment from the DVD „V'Hi She-Amda" about Pesach during the Holocaust, produced by Zachor After the prayer was composed, other inmates wanted copies. Since there were no Xerox machines, typewriters, or carbon paper in the camp, Yonah's older brother Elhanan Emanuel, hy"d, copied it again and again by hand in the concentration camp after his twelve-hour shifts of slave labor. Rabbi Levisson himself gave the few potatoes he saved for Passover to his own father, who was even weaker than he was.
This week I spoke with Rabbi Levisson's daughter, who now lives in a religious neighborhood of Ashdod, to get the background details behind the prayer. She had been hidden as a baby with a Christian family in Holland. She explains that her father died of exhaustion on April 25,1945, on a train shortly before the train was liberated by the Soviets. Her family and many others recite the prayer over hametz on Passover at the seder each year, immortalizing the spiritual heroism that it represents. For the Hebrew version see the website.

To be said with utmost concentration before eating hametz on Pessah:
Master of the Universe,
It is manifest and known to You we want to fulfill Your commandment that we celebrate the holiday of Passover by eating matza and abstaining from hametz.
But to our great sorrow our servitude prevents us from fulfilling these precepts.
We are not masters of our own fate and our lives are in danger.
Therefore we are ready and willing to keep the mitzva: „So that you shall live by them" [v'chai bahem, Lev. 18:5] and not die because of keeping the mitzvot. Therefore we are commanded to do what we must in order to remain alive; thus by eating hametz we will be keeping Your other precept, „Be ever so careful with your life." [Deut. 4:9]
We pray that You keep us alive and sustain us
so that we merit to survive to fulfill Your commandments wholeheartedly in the future. Amen

This week every radio talk show in Israel and every newpaper discussed the "hametz" law. I was surprised no one made a point that I often make when there is a charge of religious coercion: In Switzerland it is against the law to wash your car or hang laundry on Sunday. You get fined! But how come no one calls that 'religious coercion" ?

For those in Israel — Hidden in Thunder, from which these two examples were adapted, will be among the hundreds of books on sale at very significant discounts in the annual post-Passover sale at the Merkaz Harav Kook yeshiva, Jerusalem. Orders can be made in person or by phone.

FOR those who read Hebrew, you can read the entire trial decision permitting the sale of hametz on the internet. The judge (national religious Jew, daughter of Prof. Bar-Asher who won the Israel prize for linguistics) pinned her decision on the interpretation of the word „farhesia" - what is public versus private space.

Watch this before it's yanked!!!

Thanks, ET, excellent. Will forward.
ET wrote:

This is still on the site as of 4-15-08.
Wow, I certainly didn't expect to hear all that come out of this guys mouth. take a few minutes and listen to this guy cause I'm surethey're gonna pull this off soon. He is against Hillary and Onama, that makes him my kind of guy,
Everyone needs to watch this video before the 'smart people' remove it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Re:Well, I say: if they are so concerned about polygamy and "'abused'' children, maybe the time has come for the USA to be even-handed and RAID SAUDI ARABIA, taking their FRIENDLY SHEIKHS' CHILDREN into custody too!

Aryeh wrote:

It is hypocritical absurdity for a nation that encourages and subsidizes the murder of unborn babies and is brainwashing children into accepting homosexuality as normal to go after a polygamist sect because they are worried about child abuse. Arab polygamists are welcomed as honored guests into the homes and offices of the highest officials and most important business people in Texas. Nobody asks them how old their wives are or how they acquired them. Nobody asks them how many slaves they own or what happens to a concubine when her owner is tired of her. 

None of this has anything to do with either polygamy or children. This is all part of the process of getting the American public used to the idea of a military style of police and the existence of internal enemies. The Mormons have always been hated by the American Christians and are an easy target to practice on. The public reaction to this is no doubt being closely monitored to see if there is enough indifference to go after more difficult groups, like us.

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.... to which RZ added:

"the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation is raising global awareness of the need to maintain potato biological and genetic diversity of the potato."



Well, I say: if they are so concerned about polygamy and "'abused'' children, maybe the time has come for the USA to be even-handed and RAID SAUDI ARABIA, taking their FRIENDLY SHEIKHS' CHILDREN into custody too!


Images show police well armed for raid on polygamist retreat - Yahoo! News

Yahoo! News

Ford Found blog

Thanks, Lise, despite your criticism of it - below:  DS
(""Not the highest quality, but at least its up there."")
Carter Gets Gilded Rocket, Is herein Clonked Four Times -
Carter Admits to being Anti-Democracy Arab Stooge.

Bush and the Pope

From CARL. Very good, Carl: perceptive!

"To whom will ye liken Me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold Who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: He calleth them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that He is strong in power; not one faileth." Isaiah 40:26 [KJV]


Bush Says He Sees God in Eyes of Pope

U.S. President Readies Welcome for Benedict XVI

WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 13, 2008 (
).- U.S. President George Bush said that when he looks into Benedict XVI's eyes, he sees God.

The president made this affirmation Friday when he answered the last question posed him during an
with Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) anchor Raymond Arroyo.

Arroyo noted that Bush is planning an all-out welcome for the Pope, who arrives in the United States on Tuesday for a five-day visit. Most notably, Bush will go to the airport to receive the Holy Father, a courtesy he has never extended to any visiting leader. . . .

The president said that the moral strength of the Pope is key for politicians.

"And I'm going to remind His Holy Father how important his voice is in making it easier for politicians like me to be able to kind of stand and defend our positions that are, I think, very important positions to take," he said.

Finally, Arroyo asked him, "You said, famously, when you looked into Vladimir Putin's eyes you saw his soul. [...] When you look into Benedict XVI's eyes what do you see?"

And Bush answered immediately, "God."

Fwd: UK Forces Israel Tourism Ministry to Remove Picture

from Jack and Jill!

"Representatives of the Palestinian Tourism Ministry feature a map of Palestine which shows all of Israel's regions, including Ben-Gurion Airport, as Palestine's major airport, but the British never complained abut that."
Oh, but that's so-o-o-o different!

UK Forces Israel Tourism Ministry to Remove Picture of Dead Sea Scrolls Site - Danny Sadeh (Ynet News)
    The British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has asked the Israel Tourism Ministry office in the UK to remove an advertisement featuring a photo of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
    The photo appeared under the heading: "It takes six hours to cross Israel. Imagine what you can experience in seven days."
    The ASA claimed the advertisement misleads the reader into thinking that Qumran is located within pre-1967 Israel, while it is actually located in the administered territories.
    A senior Israeli tourism official noted: "Representatives of the Palestinian Tourism Ministry feature a map of Palestine which shows all of Israel's regions, including Ben-Gurion Airport, as Palestine's major airport, but the British never complained abut that."

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Rabbi Dov Stein said:

It will be identical to LIKUD



Thanks for this excellent post, bill

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 7:39 AM, bill <> wrote:
As other staples soar, potatoes break new ground
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:09am EDT
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By Terry Wade

LIMA (Reuters) - As wheat and rice prices surge, the humble potato -- long derided as a boring tuber prone to making you fat -- is being rediscovered as a nutritious crop that could cheaply feed an increasingly hungry world.

Potatoes, which are native to Peru, can be grown at almost any elevation or climate: from the barren, frigid slopes of the Andes Mountains to the tropical flatlands of Asia. They require very little water, mature in as little as 50 days, and can yield between two and four times more food per hectare than wheat or rice.

"The shocks to the food supply are very real and that means we could potentially be moving into a reality where there is not enough food to feed the world," said Pamela Anderson, director of the International Potato Center in Lima (CIP), a non-profit scientific group researching the potato family to promote food security.

Like others, she says the potato is part of the solution.

The potato has potential as an antidote to hunger caused by higher food prices, a population that is growing by one billion people each decade, climbing costs for fertilizer and diesel, and more cropland being sown for biofuel production.

To focus attention on this, the United Nations named 2008 the International Year of the Potato, calling the vegetable a "hidden treasure".

Governments are also turning to the tuber. Peru's leaders, frustrated by a doubling of wheat prices in the past year, have started a program encouraging bakers to use potato flour to make bread. Potato bread is being given to school children, prisoners and the military, in the hope the trend will catch on.

Supporters say it tastes just as good as wheat bread, but not enough mills are set up to make potato flour.

"We have to change people's eating habits," said Ismael Benavides, Peru's agriculture minister. "People got addicted to wheat when it was cheap."

Even though the potato emerged in Peru 8,000 years ago near Lake Titicaca, Peruvians eat fewer potatoes than people in Europe: Belarus leads the world in potato consumption, with each inhabitant of the eastern European state devouring an average of 376 pounds (171 kg) a year.

India has told food experts it wants to double potato production in the next five to 10 years. China, a huge rice consumer that historically has suffered devastating famines, has become the world's top potato grower. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the potato is expanding more than any other crop right now.

Some consumers are switching to potatoes. In the Baltic country of Latvia, sharp price rises caused bread sales to drop by 10-15 percent in January and February, as consumers bought 20 percent more potatoes, food producers have said.

The developing world is where most new potato crops are being planted, and as consumption rises poor farmers have a chance to earn more money.

"The countries themselves are looking at the potato as a good option for both food security and also income generation," Anderson said.


The potato is already the world's third most-important food crop after wheat and rice. Corn, which is widely planted, is mainly used for animal feed.

Though most Americans associate potatoes with the bland Idaho variety, they actually come in some 5,000 types. Peru is sending thousands of seeds this year to the Doomsday Vault near the Arctic Circle, contributing to a gene bank for food crops that was set up in case of a global disaster.

With colors ranging from alabaster-white to bright yellow and deep purple and countless shapes, textures, and sizes, potatoes offer inventive chefs a chance to create new, eye-catching plates.

"They taste great," said Juan Carlos Mescco, 17, a potato farmer in Peru's Andes who says he frequently eats them sliced, boiled, or mashed from breakfast through dinner.

Potatoes are a great source of complex carbohydrates, which release their energy slowly, and -- so long as they are not smothered with butter -- have only five percent of the fat content of wheat.

They also have one-fourth of the calories of bread and, when boiled, have more protein than corn and nearly twice the calcium, according to the Potato Center. They contain vitamin C, iron, potassium and zinc.


One factor helping the potato remain affordable is the fact that unlike wheat, it is not a global commodity, so has not attracted speculative professional investment.

Each year, farmers around the globe produce about 600 million metric tonnes of wheat, and about 17 percent of that flows into foreign trade.

Wheat production is almost double that of potato output. Analysts estimate less than 5 percent of potatoes are traded internationally, and prices are mainly driven by local tastes, instead of international demand.

Raw potatoes are heavy and can rot in transit, so global trade in them has been slow to take off. They are also susceptible to infection with pathogens, hampering export to avoid spreading plant diseases.

The downside to that is that prices in some countries aren't attractive enough to persuade farmers to grow them. People in Peruvian markets say the government needs to help lift demand.

"Prices are low. It doesn't pay to work with potatoes," said Juana Villavicencio, who spent 15 years planting potatoes and now sells them for pennies a kilo in a market in Cusco, in Peru's southern Andes.

But science is moving fast. Genetically modified potatoes that resist "late blight" are being developed by German chemicals group BASF. The disease led to famine in Ireland during the 19th century and still causes about 20 percent of potato harvest losses in the world, the company says.

Scientists say farmers who use clean, virus-free seeds can boost yields by 30 percent and be cleared for export.

That would generate more income for farmers and encourage more production as companies could sell specialty potatoes abroad, instead of just as frozen French fries or potato chips.


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