Is “Frankestorm” A Sign From HaShem? You Bet It IS! So, What Is It?


How Many More Disastrous Messages America Needs
To Realize That Opposing Israel Means War with G-d?

Read Some of the “Coincidences” that Devastated America
Just When America Was Trying to Devastate Israel

America’s eastern seaboard is being battered by a ferocious weather event which even some insurance companies would refer to as “an act of G-d.”  But could the “Frankenstorm” – the very strangely combined forces of a wintery land storm with Hurricane Sandy – actually be a message from the Almighty,B”H?

For quite some time most catastrophic storms and disastrous events in the United States of America have significantly correlated – very closely – with that nation’s HaShem-defying attempts to divide the Jewish Holy Land of Israel.

Whenever America has put a big pressure on Israel to divide our Land, they have reaped enormous, record-setting consequences – often within 24 hours.  For example, Hurricane Katrina and 9/11.

Because of the aggressive anti-Israel stand of the hidden-Muslim, Kenyan-born usurper illegally squatting in the White House, Barack Hussein Obama, America experienced this year over 90 all-time records of heat, just as he constantly acted against Israel in so many overt and covert ways.  But what is most attention-grabbing is that, the greater the pressure America exerts upon Israel to submit and “cooperate” toward our national suicide, the greater the ensuing American catastrophe.  Sadly, the American population, highly demoralized as it is, does not care so much about Israel, and it is too zombied by drugs and the media to establish such a correlation.  Even most American Jews, inclined on the altar of their senseless and Torahless Liberalism, will vote again in favor of an obvious enemy of Israel, Barack Obozo!  It is very telling that Barack means Lightning in Hebrew, and as if that was not enough Rahm means ‘Thunder’ – these two (Obama and Emmanuel) were the worst storm that fell upon America.  Did you notice that neither one of them was born in America, one a Kenyan and the other a secular excretion from Israel?  I wonder if anyone in America has any brains left so as to realize that these things have a very serious Meaning from HaShamayim?

So it is in this light that Hurricane Sandy landed ashore in the American Northeast on the very 21st anniversary of the movie-made-famous ‘Perfect Storm‘.  That also record-setting mega-storm devastated the New England coastline while the then American President, George H.W. Bush, co-sponsored the wickedly-intended ‘Madrid Conference‘ which took place from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 1991.  But of course, that also was a mere “coincidence”; what else could it be?

It was at the Conference that Bush broke from President Reagan’s slightly more pro-Israel policies (not as much as most people like to think) in the attempt to forge an Arab-Israeli “Peace Plan” (read ‘Piece Plan’) which included “recognition” of the so-called “Palestinian” so-called “right” to possess great portions of our biblical Jewish Lands.  Oy, but while Bush was in Spain advocating the antisemitic division of Israel, the “Perfect Storm” – so named for the ferociously destructive way in which a cold nor’easter combined with Hurricane Grace – was lashing the U.S. seaboard at home causing major havoc, horror and deaths.

Tellingly, the ‘Perfect Storm’ sent 30-foot ocean waves into Bush’s own Kennebunkport home as he was maliciously calling upon Israel to give up the Jewish homes of Judea and Samaria (or as the anti-Zionists call it the ‘West Bank’ of the Jordan river) and East Jerusalem.  That Madrid ‘Land for Peace’ Conference began the Israeli-“Palestinian” “peace” process that even the untrustworthy Mitt Romney advocated for in the presidential debates – even as yet another ‘perfect storm’ was brewing off the U.S. shore!  Hello!

The original ‘Perfect Storm’ formed on Oct. 28, 1991, and dissipated on Nov. 4 – correlating almost perfectly with the dates of the ‘Madrid Conference’.  The storm was blamed for 13 deaths and over $200 million in damages, including those to Bush’s vacation home.  Did I already mention that it was “just a mere coincidence”?

In another “mere coincidence” Hurricane Katrina, the deadliest and costliest hurricane in U.S. history, hit the US on Aug. 29, 2005.  That destructive storm began on the very day President George W. Bush succeeded in his purpose and thus congratulated Israel for evacuating 10,000 Jews from Gush Katif in Gaza and called upon the Israelis and the invented-by-Arafat-and-the-media “Palestinians” to move forward toward his malevolent ‘Two-State Plan’ (read, ‘two states at the begining and no Israel at the end’).

But there are some pointers in other moments of history., so let us talk a bit about the 1938 “Long Island Express.”  This was the most powerful, deadliest and costliest hurricane in recent New England history.  That storm killed more than 600 people and resulted in property damage that in today’s dollars would approach nearly $5 billion.  Now, what was interesting about that storm?

Leading up to the 1938 event, there was a tremendous persecution of the Jewish people as a build-up to the Holocaust.   The eye of that hurricane came directly over ‘Camp Siegfried’ and ‘Adolf Hitler Street’ in Long Island.  That powerful storm occurred exactly 38 days after Camp Siegfried was the center of the largest Nazi rally outside of Germany.  My, oh my, aren’t “coincidences” the most wonderful thing to contemplate?

There is also another similar parallel — yes, yes, I know, it is also totally completely and absolutely “coincidental” — with Hurricane Isaac and the 2012 Republican National Convention.  The day Isaac formed as a tropical storm in August, the Republican platform committee voted to add a “Two-State” position pertaining to Israel for formal convention approval.  The Republicans leaned toward Ishmael and HaShem had them remember Issac, through whom the Covenant and Promise to Avraham avinu comes.

It is worthy to note that this was the second straight Republican convention postponed due to a major hurricane.  And — “coincidentally”, it’s got to be — this is the third straight Republican convention that became secondary news due to a hurricane.  Yes, right at the moments of the 2004 and 2008 conventions — and hurricanes — Republican Bush was pressuring Israel to divide our HaShem-given Land of Israel so as to pave the way for the creation of another Arab “Palestinian” state (the original one is Jordan).

In fact, 9 out of the 10 costliest insurance events in U.S. history followed dramatic calls, and pressure, by U.S. officials for Israel to make Land concessions in bids for “Peace” with its genocidal Arab neighbors.  Six of the seven costliest hurricanes in U.S. history followed such events. He points out how 3 of the 4 largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history also followed such anti-Zionist developments.  ( Hmm, 9 of 10, 6 of 7, 3 of 4 … So, they were not 10 of 10, 7 of 7 and 4 of 4 … hah, that proves that it’s all “coincidences”!!  Coincidences, coincidences, la, la, la, la, la. )

So, now ‘Hurricane Sandy’ is attacking the American Atlantic coast and threatens to become one of the worst storms in decades, if not of all time.  Because of this the hurricane has been dubbed “Frankenstorm” by some outlets because it was expected to reach the coast close to Halloween and forecast models show – like the Perfect Storm of 1991 – that the tropical cyclone could combine with a winter weather to morph into a so-called “super storm.”

Hurricane Sandy

There are reports that governors in states along the U.S. East Coast had declared preparatory emergencies, with officials urging residents to stock up on food, water and batteries, and the U.S. Navy ordered all ships in the Norfolk, Va., area, out to sea to ride out the approaching storm.

Louis Uccellini, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Center for Environmental Prediction, declared that “The circulation of this storm as it approaches the coast could cover about the eastern 1/3 of the United States.”

In that way, the pre-Halloween hurricane has affected the presidential race, too, prompting both Mitt Romney and Vice President Joe Biden to cancel scheduled appearances in Virginia Beach — anyway, everything that they were going to say was a repetition of the same old bunch of deceiving baloney.  So with the early voting already underway in some states, the storm could even affect vote totals — if it is that the elections are going to be legit, something that I, like so many other observers of the American political panorama in the world, do not expect in the very least.

Now, how does “Frankenstorm” tie into the American stance on Israel?  Well, both American political parties have now explicitly accepted a so-called Two-State solution to peace in the Mideast, dividing Israel’s Land between Israel and a new terrorist Muslim Arab “Palestinian” state” — all that with the imperialist arrogance of not aking Israel. ( After all Democracy is just a mere brain-washing lingo to bamboozle the American population but it does not have a true hold in that subtly-enslaved country; have you noticed that only 10% of Congress is not hated by the Americas, but they get “reelected” over and over?  The American elections remind me of those of Cuba, only that the American ones have a more “fun” flavor.  I know, I lived 30 years in both nations. )

Much more than is publicly known, there has been a lot of behind-the-scenes pressure on Israel by the treasonous Obama administration, in regard to not acting upon Iran prior to the election, but the most important aspect of it is that both practically identical parties have officially endorsed the Two-State so-called “solution”.  They both want to see Israel surrendering our Land for a new Arab “Palestinian” terrorist state that would ensure the destruction of Israel; but THAT is exactly what IS prompting these catastrophic weather “Acts of G-d.”  According to Torah, the Land should not be divided, parceled out or negotiated away … period.  This is the Land the Almighty King of Heaven gave to Israel EXCLUSIVELY !!!

Many people say they want peace, sure, but it all comes down to this:  No earthly leader (legal or usurper, foreign or Jewish) has the least right to partition the Jewish Holy Land of Israel, because that was HaShem’s Gift to Avraham avinu and his descendants forever.  It does not matter if they believe it or not, that Fact stays for all time.  In the same way, natural disasters are more often than the world realizes – or admits – Messages from G-d.  Through them He is trying to get our attention all over the world. But are we paying attention and taking heed?  What will it take for us to wake up, WW3?  Well it is already almost on top of our heads, but we are still blind and deaf to the Messages from HaShem.  Will our world have to be turned upside down before we recognize what is happening in front of our noses?  Would even that be enough?

Hey, did America forget what happened to Egypt?  These are just the first ones in a series of undescribable mega-disasters of all sorts that are on the way to that wayward, sinking country.  If America continues its course, it will surely cease being a country, it shall simply cease being.  But other countries, even Israel, will not be spared of the Judgements that HaShem is starting to exert upon all humanity for the disdain that so many exhibit against Him.  Therefore, it is a good time to start thinking in making Tshuvah and get right with HaShem.

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What Is Hoshanah Rabbah? Does It Have A Connection With The War Of Gog uMagog?


On Rosh Hashanah our Judgement is Written in the Heavenly Book,
then on Yom Kippur that Highest Judicial Decision is Sealed,
and on Hoshanah Rabbah the Verdict is Implemented

Hoshanah Rabbah, the last day of the Sukkot Festival, is the day when the most prayers for Redemption are recited.

Chabad.org: These prayers for Redemption are referred to as Hoshanot because each stanza of the prayer is accompanied by the word Hoshanah — a combination form of the words hosha and nah (bring us salvation, please).

On the first six days of the Festival, the Bimah is circled once. On Hoshana Rabbah, the last day of the Festival, seven circles are made. This custom commemorates the service in the Bet ha-Mikdash during which the kohanim would circle the Altar once daily and seven times on Hoshana Rabbah.

Hoshana Rabbah is the last day on which we fulfill the Mitzvot of the Four Species and dwelling in the Sukkah …. The day is referred to as Hoshana Rabbah (literally, The Great Hoshanah) because more Hoshanah prayers are recited on this day than on the other days.

Jewish Virtual Library:  “In the period of the geonim, the celebration of Hoshanah Rabba acquired considerable solemnity and religious-mystic significance. In Jerusalem a large gathering took place on the Mount of Olives which was circled seven times; official announcements (such as fixing the coming year) were proclaimed; philanthropists and communities received blessings; and public excommunications were issued. The piyyut of Hoshana Rabba which opens with the words, “the Power of Thy Salvation cometh,” which deals with the splitting open of the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4) and the resurrection of the dead, probably has its origin in this ceremony.”

Hoshanah Rabbah occurs on the 21st day of Tishrei and corresponds to the 21st of Nissan when Israel was saved and her enemies were vanquished at the splitting of the Reed Sea. Both dates are exactly six months apart.  The first Redemption took place on the 21st day of Nissan, and the last Redemption shall take place on the 21st day of Tisrei.  HaShem has a fine taste for mathematical parallelisms in history.

Will Hoshanah Rabbah 5773 be the day that Israel is saved and her enemies vanquished at the splitting of the Mount of Olives?  It could be; and if it is not this year, it shall be one another year soon.

Rav Fish (Sod Hachashmal) on Gog uMagog

…It is written (Zechariah 14:2) that during the Gog U’Magog war there will be an earthquake on Har Hazeitim (Mount of Olives) in Yerushalayim, and there shall be the victory upon Gog U’Magog. Based on what we explained, that this will be on Hoshana Rabba, we understand the “Sefer Chassidim” which says: “Rav Hai Gaon used to go to Yerushalayim from Bavel every year on Succot, and surrounded Har Hazeitim seven times every Hoshana Rabba. Many of the special Tefilot we recite on Hoshana Rabba are concerning the Geula, such as: .תִּתְּנֵנוּ לְשֵׁם וְלִתְהִלָּה וְכוּ’. קוֹל מְבַשֵּׂר מְבַשֵּׂר וְאוֹמֵר

The Arizal writes (Likutei Torah, Sh’mot) the words Gog U’Magog equal 70, compared to the seventy nations. Gog U’Magog shall control all of the 70 nations, and they will all gather against Yisrael. When Am Yisrael will be redeemed, it shall be “Hoshana Rabba” (A Great Salvation). The verse (Tehillim 27:5)  “He shall hide me in the Succah on the Bad Day” is the same letters as “Arava Day” (refers to Hoshana Rabba): “כִּי יִצְפְּנֵנִי בְּסֻכֹּה בְּיוֹם רָעָה”, אוֹתִיּוֹת יוֹם עֲרָבָה

And then, there is this: Signs Sha’at Ratzon: Time of Will Sukkot 5773

KEN, YEHI RATZON !!!

Source: PalmTreeOfDeborah

A US General Says The Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated The U.S. Government


Well, of Course, Obama is a “Brother” from the Muslim “Hood”

Obama is a Foreign Traitor Bent on Destroy America and Israel

U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William Jerry Boykin
claims that individuals with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood
hold security clearances in both the Pentagon and the Department of Defense.

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General Boykin

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Boykin says Republicans should have listened to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn), who was correct to be concerned over possible Muslim Brotherhood ties of Huma Abedin, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Boykin says politicians on both sides of the aisle are scared to pursue the truth on this, for fear of being branded “intolerant,” and the result of their inaction is continued infiltration by the radical Islamic organization.

He claims that people with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood hold important positions “in every major federal agency.”

Boykin was one of the original members of the Army’s Delta Force, served in clandestine operations for the CIA, and was formerly a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

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Source: Breitbar

Yom Kippur, The Highest Holy Day In The Jewish Year


Sealed on Yom Kippur

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A fascinating overview of Yom Kippur, which explains
how to maximize the spiritual potential of the Day

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Questions and Anwers on Yom Kippur

By Rabbi Eliezer Melamed

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Settling the Land is the Way to Reveal G-d’s Kingdom

But there are also halakhic questions that need answers before the Fast

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Accepting God’s Kingdom through Settling the Land

At the beginning of the year, we should return and connect to the most important and primary foundations in our lives – and paramount to all is remembering who are we, what our life is all about, where we came from, where we are going, and the great mission that has been assigned to us. Therefore, first and foremost, we once again accept upon ourselves God’s kingdom.

Correspondingly, in last week’s column, we mentioned the outwardly discernible mitzvoth – for men, wearing ‘tzitziot’ (tassels) on the outside of one’s clothing, and a sizeable ‘kippa’; for women, modest clothing according to halakhah; and for all – responding ‘amen’ out loud, and respect for the ‘beit knesset’ (synagogue).

Some people resented my pointing out mitzvoth that not everyone from the National-Religious public always excels in. Nevertheless, it is precisely the mitzvoth which require strengthening that need to be mentioned.

On the other hand, it is important to add that in general, the mitzvah that best expresses the acceptance of God’s Kingdom in the eyes of the entire world is the mitzvah of ‘yishuv Ha’Aretz’ (settling the Land), which our Sages said is equal to all the other mitzvoth (Sifri, Parshat ‘Re’eh’). And especially today, when many countries in the world accuse us, claiming: ‘You are bandits! You conquered the Arab’s land’, and demand we retreat from the Inheritance of our forefathers, but nonetheless, we stand in opposition to all of them, continuing to settle the Land of Israel, as the Word of God in the Torah and the Prophets.

The Need to Fight for the Land – Revealing God’s Kingdom

In fact, it can and should be argued that, historically speaking, our Rights to the Land of Israel are Superior, because the Arabs themselves conquered the Land some two thousand years after us, turned it into wilderness, and never had an independent state here. In any event, the most basic reply is that of Rabbi Yitzchak, as brought down by Rashi in his first commentary on the Torah:

“The entire world belongs to God. He created it and He has distributed portions of it in accordance with His Plan. Just as He exercised His Authority in granting the Land of Canaan to the seven nations, He exercised that Authority in granting the Holy Land to us” as it is written: “God revealed to His people His glorious creation so that they could receive their rightful Inheritance from the nations of the earth” (Psalms 111:6).

It is similarly explained in the Midrash:

“God said to Israel: I could have created a new land for you, but in order to show you My Strength, I slay your enemies before you, and give you their Land, to fulfill what is written: “God revealed to His People His glorious Creation so that they could receive their rightful Inheritance from the nations of the earth” (Bamidbar Rabba 23:12).

For only in this way will the world be redeemed from all its physical and moral woes. Despite all human attempts to prevent wars and quarrels, hatred and competition, vices still prevail, and humanity fails to be saved from the iniquities of human nature. Only by clinging to the Will of God can the world elevate itself from its small-mindedness, and be redeemed from its misery.

Therefore, everyone must be aware that we have returned to the Land of Israel as God commanded, to reveal goodness and truth to the world. And, lo and behold, after all attempts, it turns out that this is the most convincing reply for the majority of people in the world.

Expansion of the Settlements

Following my article two weeks ago, in which I wrote that our main challenge is to expand Jewish settlement extensively in Judea and Samaria, I received a response from my friend, Rabbi Ya’ir Hiller, expressing his concern about the insufficient rate of growth in the settlements.

Seeing as this is a timely encouragement for the Ten Days of Repentance as well, I present part of his letter: “…The practical objective is to do what you have done on Har Bracha: to build densely populated, high-story buildings, enabling many young couples who cannot find relief from the insane housing prices everywhere, to rent or purchase.

“In my opinion, you should join forces with other public representatives, directly contacting additional local councils, and convince them and their residents about the necessity of the issue for all of Am Yisrael, not to be satisfied building expensive villas for the wealthy alone, but allocate land in every community for cheaper construction, even if this brings to the gates of their communities young families and not affluent ones. This move will solidify the settlements, especially in the outlying areas, and also bring relief to the housing shortage in the greater Tel-Aviv region.”

Indeed, this entreaty is an appropriate one, and hence, I have decided to publish it here. Thank God, for a number of years, residents of Har Bracha have been inspiring other communities to build densely, or at the very least, to build more modestly then in the past. In recent months, some residents have even started a construction company for this purpose, and we hope to hear good news from them soon.

Fast of Yom Kippur

Making Marriages on Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is an able day for prayers and thoughts about making a good match, for oneself, or for his children. On the face of it, a person might think: “Is it fitting on this holy and awesome Day to contemplate such seemingly low matters between husband and wife?” But this is what our Sages said in the Mishna:

Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel said, There were no holidays for Israel as the fifteenth of Av and as Yom Kippur, for on them the daughters of Jerusalem go forth in borrowed white garments, so as not to embarrass whoever does not have… And the daughters of Jerusalem go forth and dance in the vineyard. And what would they say? “Young man, lift up your eyes and see, what you choose for yourself. Do not set your eyes on beauty, set your eyes on the family: ‘Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman that fears the L-rd, she shall be praised’ (Prov. 31:30), and it says, ‘Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates’ (Mishna Ta’anit 4:8).

This was the custom when the Temple was still standing and the ‘Shechinah’ (Divine Presence) rested on Israel and the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur; at that time, Israel could engage in matchmaking in holiness. But today when the Holy Temple is destroyed, we are required to significantly increase our prayers, and the ‘Shechinah’ is not revealed within us; consequently, we can not actually engage in matchmaking on Yom Kippur. Nevertheless, on this Holy Day, it is fitting to pray and contemplate on this important issue.

In particular, a person who has a lot of doubts regarding marriage, and is influenced by external considerations connected to his bad character traits which he has not yet properly corrected, can find the path to discover his match, owing to the holiness of the day.

Restoring ‘Shalom Bayit’

While Yom Kippur is effective in finding a match, it can also be helpful in restoring peace and love between married couples. For sometimes, as a result of failing to remember the Divine destiny of the marriage covenant, difficulties develop between husband and wife causing division. But by means of the Great Repentance of Yom Kippur, they can restore the love and joy between them.

As Rabbi Akiva said: “When husband and wife are worthy, the Shechinah abides with them; when they are not worthy fire consumes them” (Sotah 17a). Rashi explains that God placed His name between them – the Hebrew letter ‘yud’ in the word ‘ish’ (man), and ‘heh’ in the word ‘isha’ (woman) [and without God’s Name, the remaining letters ‘aleph’ and ‘shin’ spell the word ‘esh’, or fire].

Many people make the mistake, thinking that by connecting to learning Torah and performing mitzvoth, love between the couple will be impaired. The truth is the exact opposite – the more they are genuinely connected to religious matters, later on, they will be able to increase happiness and joy between them.

On Yom Kippur it is forbidden for a husband to touch his wife even with his finger (Shulchan Aruch, 615:1), yet, as a result of the holiness and meaningful repentance, they will be able to increasingly deepen their relationship.

Wearing Insoles on Yom Kippur

Q: As all are aware, it is forbidden to wear leather shoes or sandals on Yom Kippur. My question is, what is the halakhah for someone who needs to wear insoles in his shoes, and without them, his feet hurt him extremely, but the insoles are covered with leather?

A: Some halakhic authorities are lenient in this matter, permitting a person who suffers greatly without his insoles, which happen to be covered with leather, to place them in his cloth or rubber shoes, since they are not considered part of the shoe, and it is similar to a person standing on a cushion made out of leather, which is permitted (Rema, 614:2). Additionally, since he suffers greatly, he is in the same category as a person who has to walk in mud, who is permitted to wear shoes (Chelek Yaacov, Vol. 2: 83). One who desires may rely on this opinion.

When purchasing insoles, a person who wishes to ‘l’hader’ (enhance the mitzvah), should ask for insoles without leather, and thus be able to use them on Yom Kippur without concern.

Does a Migraine Sufferer Have to Fast?

Q: Is a person who has migraines, and has suffered several times from an onset of acute headaches as a result of fasting, obligated to fast on Yom Kippur and other fast days?

A: The general rule is that a sick person is exempt from the minor fasts, and even Tisha B’Av. Not only that – even one who as a result of the Fast is liable to become sick and fall ill, is exempt from fasting. Therefore, someone who suffers from migraines, even if at the beginning of the Fast he does not suffer, but knows that as a result of the fast a migraine headache is liable to be triggered, is exempt from the minor fasts and Tisha B’Av.

However, regarding the Fast of Yom Kippur, where even a person who is ill must also fast, one suffering from migraine headaches is obligated to Fast as well – even if it is a strong migraine, ‘kol v’chomer’ (all the more so) in a situation where he is not yet suffering, but rather, the Fast is likely to cause the onset of a migraine headache. And even eating a little at a time, less than a ‘shiur’ [one who eats on Yom Kippur the measurement of a large date is guilty] is forbidden for an ill person, since even eating a little on Yom Kippur is a Torah prohibition.

Additionally, it is worthy to note that in most cases, there are medications, in the form of a suppository or spray, which prevent the onset of migraines until after the Fast.

However, there are rare instances where migraines can cause a stroke, in which case there is a ‘chashash sakanat nefashot’ (a possible life-threatening situation), and in any event, such an ill person is exempt from fasting on Yom Kippur.  This is under three conditions:

  1. He has been diagnosed that fasting causes his migraines.
  2. The migraine appears after an aura (a perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache), and the aura lasts for over an hour.
  3. No medications (such as suppositories or sprays) can prevent the onset of the migraine. (This halakhah was written with the assistance of Dr. Rafi Kayam, and in accordance to the opinion of Dr. Rachel Herring, an expert in this field).

It should be added that, when it comes to the type of migraine where ‘sakanat nefashot’ is involved, seeing as the ill person does not need to eat a lot at one time in order to prevent the onset, he must eat a little at a time – less than a ‘shiur’ – for as long as he eats less than a ‘shiur’, he is not considered as having broken the Fast completely.

Using Deodorant

Q: Is it permissible to use deodorant on Yom Kippur to remove bad odor?

A: One of the five unique prohibitions on Yom Kippur is the prohibition of ‘sicha’ (anointing oneself with perfumes or lotions), which includes the prohibition of anointing even a tiny part of the body with oil or cream, and also the prohibition of using cosmetic products such as powders and oils to beautify one’s skin, or for a pleasant scent (Shulchan Aruch, 614:1).

Anointing in order to remove a bad odor is also prohibited, and in this manner, the prohibition of ‘sicha’ is different from the prohibition of ‘richitza’ (bathing), because regarding ‘richitza’, if one’s clear intention is to remove dirt – washing is permitted. Nevertheless, regarding ‘sicha’, since it is mainly intended for pleasure, even when one’s intention is to remove a bad odor, it is prohibited.

However, if after changing a baby’s diaper a bad smell remains on one’s hands, it is permitted to wash one’s hands with liquid soap, because liquid soap is not considered a cream or oil.

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Source: Arutz7

HaShem’s Sword of Vengeance and the Vengeance of the Covenant


What is Spiritually Behind the Current Ordeal of Israel

David and Goliath

It Is NOT The Physically Stronger Who Wins

Iran – To strike or not to strike?

  • According to the media, not only is it a race of time, but time is running out.
  • According to the media, Israel’s Prime Minister and Defense Minister are in the final stages of planning an attack on Iran.
  • According to the media, the President of the United States and his Cabinet are doing everything in their power to discourage, sabotage and leak out Israel’s plans.

Either way, don’t be upset. The media and the politicians on both sides of the ocean don’t decide.

Each passing day brings Iran closer to a nuclear warhead. Only the blind and the naive would think otherwise. Despite international sanctions, the Iranian centrifuges are working 24/7 purifying uranium and producing nuclear weapons-grade fuel.

Lately, one after the other, senior deceiving American government officials such as the evil US Secretary of State and the wicked US Secretary of Defense have visited Israel, each carrying the same message: “Don’t be naughty, you mischievous Israelis! You may certainly not carry out a preemptive strike against the Iranian nuclear reactors!”  To which our docile  leaders, tamed in American schools, answer with their well-known bravado, “We won’t leave our fate in the hands of others. We’ll do what we need to do when we need to do.”

We certainly agree with the above statement, but our references aren’t the same as theirs. We don’t leave our fate in the hand of “others” – in other words, other gods. We leave our fate in the Hand of HaShem.

With all the hype in the media, people are frantic. They hear Iran day and night. Syria too is up for grabs, and no one knows in whose hands hundreds of tons of chemical mass-destructive weapons will fall. Then there’s Hizballah, Iran’s armed-to-the-gills proxy right on our border too. Terror is on the rise in lawless Sinai. What will be?  Rabbi Shalom Arush,  was asked that question.

In front of recent events, especially the horror stories of breaches of holiness in the religious community, whic have taken a toll on his health Rav Shalom brushed aside the USA, Iran, and all of our other so-called friends and enemies with one backhand gesture. “They don’t decide our fate,” he said hoarsely.  He had tears in his eyes, his voice was quivering, and he was obviously trying to restrain himself from crying. Rav Shalom was seeing a very dark cloud on the spiritual horizon.

He then quoted the Torah:

Leviticus 26:25
And I will bring upon you the Sword that avenges the vengeance of Covenant.

Rav Shalom then became as fierce as a lion:

“When will people begin to realize that the entire purpose of Torah and mitzvoth is to bring a person to a state of holiness, so he or she can be a worthy vessel for the Divine Presence. But everyone must know: if they eat Kosher BaDatz, keep Shabbat with stringencies and have long beards – yet they think that their libido is a big mitzvah and their hearts are far from holiness – then they have done nothing! They’ve completely missed the point of Torah observance.”

Not only have they missed the point, but they aid and abet the enemy. How?

Rav Shalom quoted Torah and mentioned “the Sword that avenges the vengeance of Covenant“. HaShem incorporated a hard-fast law of cause-and-effect in the fiber of creation: if the Jewish people shall live their lives in holiness, they shall be encompassed within the glorious “clouds of Divine Presence;” they shall lack nothing and shall enjoy every single blessing in life, both material and spiritual. Not only that, Hashem Himself shall dwell in their midst, so no evil can befall them.

But, if on the other hand, Heaven forbid, the Jewish people forsake the Path of Holiness, succumbing to temptations of the mind and body, they shall suffer the consequences of the breach in Brit, the Holy Covenant. Any breach in Covenant produces a negative spiritual force known as “Vengeance of Covenant”.  The Vengeance of Covenant is the Force that creates a Sword of Vengeance, the same way that nuclear fuel is the power source of an atomic weapon.  Are you beginning to understand?

The spiritual roots of the Iranian nuclear weapons, the “Sword of Vengeance” that threatens us today, are all the breaches of holiness within the Torah-observant community. Maybe you think that’s not fair. “What about the seculars?” you want to ask.

Hashem expects much more from the observant community than He does from the seculars, who grew up in utter ignorance of Torah and mitzvoth.

People are afraid to be called names. One “average” religious man says, “If I go around closing my eyes, people will think I’m insane.”

Rav Shalom answers, “If you open your eyes, especially to unfiltered web and to Facebook, you will be insane.”

A so-called “Orthodox” woman says (wearing her long Euro-Kastem $1,600 wig and her long but quite-tight satin dress that accents every curve), “Do you expect me to dress like a yachna (Yiddish for ‘old hag’)? I wouldn’t be caught dead like that!”

Hey lady, if you continue dressing the way you do, you are creating the Sword which will “catch you dead.”

So maybe you’re asking, “What can I do if the whole world is off its rocker and I guard my eyes?” Or, “What can I do if all the women are ‘in style’ and I dress like ‘Little House on the Prairie’?” Rav Shalom that you’re doing a lot – you just might save the Jewish people.

When the Jews arrived at the Red Sea, with the Egyptian Army in hot pursuit from behind and the sea in front, there was an argument in the Heavenly Court if the Jews were worthy of being saved or not. One man’s dedication – Nachshon ben Aminadav who jumped into the water – tipped the scales in the Jews’ favor and the sea split. This is what Rebbe Nachman of Breslev calls azut d’kedusha, or “boldness for holiness.”

Rav Shalom says that azut d’kedusha is the only weapon which can defeat the sword of our enemies, conventional or otherwise.

So it’s not our enemies or our allies that determine our fate; they don’t decide. Our determination in strengthening personal holiness – guarding eyes for men and modesty for women – is the force that will determine which way the chips fall. There’s little time left, so let’s get to work. Personal holiness is our undisputable and irrefutable deed to the entire holy Land of Israel. The wicked Bilaam knew that Israel was invincible as long as it preserved its holiness. That’s why he tempted our people with the daughters of Midian; 24,000 Jews who dropped their guard died in the aftermath. Let’s not let that or anything like it happen ever again.

With our strengthened personal holiness, let Tehran worry; here we will sleep like babies, for The Guardian of Israel shall never slumber. G-d bless always.

Is The World On The Verge Of Total War? — World War III Is Upon Us — We Need Moshiach Now!


The World Is Barreling Down Toward An Abyss

Only HaShem Can Save Israel and Humanity by Sending Moshiach Soon

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Islam is a Religion of Violence

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Never has our world been in such a lethal danger of a worldwide cataclysmic war as now.  Here is a summary of some of the issues that proves where the world stands:

— Unable to reach a compromise, South Africa is now in an all out labor strike, with the brutal police again firing rubber bullets at miners with lethal escalation guaranteed

—  Back from vacation, the once again penniless citizens of Spain, Greece, and Portugal have resumed protesting austerity.

—  Traitor Obama, a Muslim mole in the White House, succeeds at demoting the credit rating of America for the second time in his tenure, a first for any American president including disastrous Jimmy Carter.  Notwithstanding, Obama presses on wilfully expending the entire country into oblivion.  In less than four years of intentional misgovernment, this Muslim Kenyan usurper has more than tripled the American debt, which is quite a record in itself.  America is living on borrowed time, pun intended.

—  The American Federal Reserve continues with its trigger happy policy of printing worthless dollar bills.

—  US embassies attacked, in many cases with numerous casualties, in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Lebanon, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and other places.

—  Japan “appropriates” some China-contested islands provoking a firestorm of retaliation including demands for “war with Japan

—  The Japanese ambassador to China dies “mysteriously” complicating things even more.

—  Chief “Palestinian” terrorist Mahmoud Abbas says that he is thinking in canceling the Oslo Accords between the PA and Israel as an excuse to declare a new Intifada.

—  Netanyahu tells Meet the Press that Iran will have a nuke in six-seven months and must be stopped before that happens.

—  Warships from more than 30 countries, including the United States, England, France, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, launch a military exercise in the Straits of Hormuz

—  A third US aircraft carrier – the CVN-74 Stennis – is en route to Iran with an ETA of about 10 days

—  A potential catalyst to light this whole mess on fire is Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announcing that its troops are now on the ground in Syria.

—  And more…

We read from Reuters:

Members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) are providing non-military assistance in Syria and Iran may get involved militarily if its closest ally comes under attack, commander-in-chief Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Sunday.

Jafari’s statement is the first official acknowledgement that Iran has a military presence on the ground in Syria where an 18-month-old uprising has left tens of thousands dead.

Western countries and Syrian opposition groups have long suspected Iran has troops in Syria. Iran had denied this.

“A number of members of the Qods force are present in Syria but this does not constitute a military presence,” Iranian news agency ISNA quoted Jafari as saying at a news conference.

Qods is an IRGC unit set up to export Iran’s ideology. It has been accused of plotting attacks inside Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

Jafari did not indicate how many IRGC members were in Syria but said they were providing “intellectual and advisory help”.

The Islamic Republic has backed Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad since the crisis began and regards his rule as a key part of its axis of terrorist resistance against Israel and Sunni Arab states.

Jafari also said Iran would change its policy and offer military backing if Syria came under attack.

“I say specifically that if Syria came under military attack, Iran would also give military support but it … totally depends on the circumstances,” he said.

Next up: satellite photos confirming beyond a reasonable doubt that weapons of mass destruction are being prepared for usage, and a preemptive war is the only way to preserve peace.

What is perfectly obvious to anyone but the most jaded and biased, is that the West will use any opportunity of conflict escalation which in turn will send crude, and gas, prices soaring, to commence the launch of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve release, arguably at just the right time to push down gas prices, which have never been higher on this day in history. “Right time”, because any SPR release will have the short-term benefit of boosting Obama’s re-election chances even more, even if it means surging gas prices after the election.

The reality of course is that the bulk of upside pressure on commodity (crude and gas included) prices is as a result of the Fed and ECB’s recent monetization expansion and liquidity tsunami, which does the usual: soothes the symptoms for a few weeks, crushes volatility and creates the impression that all is well…. if only to lead to yet another far more grave outcome. And since there is now officially no limit much debt the Fed will monetize, there is so no limit on how high commodity prices will go.

So while in reality any war, supposedly one which is “regional” and “contained” will merely be a smokescreen to the central banks officially taking over ownership of the insolvent developed world, the likelihood is that a war will neither be “regional” nor “contained” as both countries that make up the axis of a future hard-backed currency, China and Russia, have already made it quite clear that any intervention by the US in regions they themselves consider strategic, such as the Senkaku Islands, Syria and/or Iran, will result in retaliation.  And any retaliation by one or more rising superpowers to another fading superpower, will inevitably lead to yet another World War, WW3.

We surely need Moshiach NOW.

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Source: InfoWars

Danger Of War Between China And Japan Over Five Disputed Islands


China Organizes Popular Protests Against Japan

Pentagon Chief in Tokio for Preparations

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Exchanging warnings but avoiding confrontations thus far, Chinese and Japanese ships have come within less than half a  nautical mile of each other in an ongoing dispute over the sovereignty  of contested islands.

Amid deepening tensions in a long-running saga over the uninhabited  islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, US “Defense”  Secretary Leon Panetta warned Sunday about the possibility of war between the two Asian countries.  “What we don’t want is to have any kind of provocative behavior on  the part of China or anybody else result in conflict,” he told reporters  accompanying him on a trip that includes stops in Japan, China and New  Zealand.  Panetta met with his Japanese counterpart Satoshi Morimoto, in Tokyo on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

“My purpose will be to urge that they engage in the effort by the  Asian nations to try to work out a format for resolving these issues,”  he added, referring to a code of conduct developed by the Association of  Southeast Asian Nations in a bid to manage unconnected territorial  disputes between China and ASEAN members in the South China Sea.

Asked again about the concerns, Panetta said he was worried that  “when these countries engage in provocations of one kind or another over these various islands, that it raises the possibility that a  misjudgment on one side or the other could result in violence and could  result in conflict, and that conflict would then, you know, have the  potential of expanding.”

“We’re going to face more of this, countries are searching for  resources,” he added. “There’s going to be questions raised as to who  has jurisdiction over these areas. There has got to be a peaceful way to  resolve these issues.”

Any conflict between Japan and China could risk drawing in the United States.

Although the U.S. position is that is does not take sides in the  territorial dispute the Obama administration, like the Bush  administration before it, has confirmed that the islands fall within the  scope of article five of the 1960 US-Japan Treaty of Mutual  Cooperation and Security – an appraisal rejected by Beijing.  The treaty’s article five states: “Each Party recognizes that an  armed attack against either Party in the territories under the administration of Japan would be dangerous to its own peace and safety  and declares that it would act to meet the common danger in accordance  with its constitutional provisions and processes.”

The Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, located about halfway between the Chinese  mainland and Japan’s southernmost island  of Okinawa, have been under  disputed Japanese control since the late 19th century.

Earlier this month the Japanese government signed an agreement to buy  three of the five islands from their owner, a businessman who has  rented them to the government since 2002. China described the move as  illegal and in response made a submission to the United Nations defining  its territorial claims in the vicinity.

China late last week deployed at least six surveillance ships to  waters around the islands, to begin what the country’s China Marine  Surveillance (CMS) division describes as “patrol and law enforcement”  operations.

Beijing’s official Xinhua news agency, citing a reporter onboard one  of the vessels, said three Japanese coastguard ships and three  helicopters monitored the group of Chinese ships and that the two sides  had exchanged warnings by radio, each informing the other they were  violating sovereignty. The ships had come within less than half a  nautical mile (less than 3,000 feet) of each other, it said.

Anti-Japan protests

Photo: Chinese protesters shout slogans outside the
Japanese Embassy in Beijing on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

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Communist Chinese authorities, who usually do not tolerate large public  protests, have permitted anti-Japan rallies in dozens of cities across  China, and in some cases Japanese cars and property have been attacked  and damaged.  Chinese media noted that weekend demonstrations by tens of thousands  of protestors were described by observers as the biggest targeting Japan  since relations between the two former enemies were normalized in 1972.

Official media outlets appear to be seeking a balance between firing  up emotions with impassioned criticism of Japanese policies, and  cautioning against overreaction.  A People’s Daily article Saturday, for example, used emotive  terms to describe Japanese officials’ behavior, warning they were  “digging their own graves and will ultimately pay a heavy price.”  It is interesting to note how Communists always use the same revoltingly bragging war rethoric used by the always-loosers Muslim Arabs.

On Sunday an article in the same publication – a Communist Party  mouthpiece – said that citizens’ public expression of “patriotism” was a  “natural reaction,” but also cautioned against law-breaking. “Wisdom is  needed in the expression of patriotism,” it said.

Global Times, also Communist Party-affiliated, on Monday rejected criticism that Beijing was allowing protests to turn ugly.  “There is no reason to suspect that the government is turning a blind  eye to the violence seen over the weekend,” it said. “This is simply  the view of those who make a habit of criticizing the government.”  Reality is that they do not allow it, they order it.

The protests are expected to pick up on Tuesday, which is marked in  China in memory of Japan’s occupation of parts of its territory last  century. (The ‘Manchurian incident” on September 18, 1931 was an  orchestrated act of sabotage, viewed as a pretext for Imperial Japan’s  invasion of the region, which was occupied until the end of World War  II.)

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Source: CNSnews