UNRWA Is A Prison — FirstOneThrough

The temporary United Nations agency tasked with caring for refugees from the Arab-Israeli War of Independence has abused language and brutalized the Arabs. How Long an Immigrant or Refugee My father’s grandfather came to the U.S. as an adult fleeing pogroms in Russia, while my mother came as a toddler fleeing the Holocaust in Austria. […]

UNRWA Is A Prison — FirstOneThrough

New Interpol president is an Emirati general accused of overseeing torture — CNN.com – RSS Channel – HP Hero

Global police agency Interpol has elected UAE Inspector General Ahmed Naser al-Raisi, who has been accused of overseeing torture, as its new president.

New Interpol president is an Emirati general accused of overseeing torture — CNN.com – RSS Channel – HP Hero

just lovely! dripping sarcasm

Dutch PM lashes out at ‘idiots’ after third night of violence – Reuters — Top stories – Google News

Dutch PM lashes out at ‘idiots’ after third night of violence  ReutersDutch leader slams rioters across Netherlands as ‘idiots’  Fox NewsProtests have broken out across Europe in response to tightened COVID-19 restrictions  NPRDutch COVID riots ‘pure violence’ by ‘idiots’: PM Rutte Aljazeera.com

Dutch PM lashes out at ‘idiots’ after third night of violence – Reuters — Top stories – Google News

Eliyahu David Kay Hy’D – remembered by fellow olim — IsraelB

Lazar Berman wrote: I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend a Shabbat three weeks ago with Eli during his brother Kasriel’s aufruf. We davened at the Kotel and spent an enjoyable afternoon on a rooftop in the Old City drinking whiskey and singing zemirot. 140 more words

Eliyahu David Kay Hy’D – remembered by fellow olim — IsraelB

Rafiq not expecting ‘quick’ forgiveness over historical anti-Semitic messages — BBC News – Home

Azeem Rafiq says he does not expect “quick” forgiveness from the Jewish community over anti-Semitic messages he sent in 2011 but hopes it does not “derail the cause” of anti-racism.

Rafiq not expecting ‘quick’ forgiveness over historical anti-Semitic messages — BBC News – Home

The Embarrassment of UNRWA, By Its Own Numbers — FirstOneThrough

UNRWA, the controversial UN agency which is solely devoted to the descendant of Palestinian refugees and other local people, held a two day fundraising appeal which began on November 16, 2021. Led by the governments of Jordan and Sweden, they appealed to countries around the world to donate to a temporary agency which was established […]

The Embarrassment of UNRWA, By Its Own Numbers — FirstOneThrough

Nazi seized Van Gogh painting gets $35.8M at auction — CNN.com – RSS Channel – HP Hero

The watercolor of a harvest scene, titled “Meules de blé” (“Wheat Stacks”), by Vincent van Gogh twice seized by the Nazis has sold for $35.8M at auction. CNN’s John Berman speaks to Christie’s Americas chairman Marc Porter about the painting’s complicated history.

Nazi seized Van Gogh painting gets $35.8M at auction — CNN.com – RSS Channel – HP Hero

The top 10 teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe — L’AcademyOfLife.Org & KabbalahWisdom.org

1. We must unconditionally be ready to sacrifice anything for anyone. 2. To paraphrase the Baal Shem Tov: Don’t be a fool (idiot.) 3. Moshiach both has and is come/ing. 4. If we want to prevent the next Holocaust, we must must offer moral education. 5. Judaism which is God’s instructions for the Jewish people […]

The top 10 teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe — L’AcademyOfLife.Org & KabbalahWisdom.org

New: Emerging Artist Membership — Jewish Art Salon

The Jewish Art Salon is now accepting Emerging Artist Members! Eligibility is restricted to recent graduates (within the past 5 years) and includes all Jewish Art Salon member benefits plus listing in our Emerging Artist directory and leadership opportunities within the Salon. Read more and apply HERE. Our other membership categories are temporarily closed until […]

New: Emerging Artist Membership — Jewish Art Salon

In Israel, Arab magnanimity toward another minority — The Christian Science Monitor | All stories

In an apparent gesture of empathy, the leader of an Arab party in the ruling Israeli coalition asks that money for his community be shared with the minority ultra-Orthodox community.

In Israel, Arab magnanimity toward another minority — The Christian Science Monitor | All stories

Israeli court halts auction of tattoo kit said to have been used at Auschwitz — CNN.com – RSS Channel – HP Hero

An Israeli court suspended on Wednesday the auction of a partial tattoo kit billed as having been used on inmates at the Auschwitz death camp, following an outcry from Holocaust survivors.

Israeli court halts auction of tattoo kit said to have been used at Auschwitz — CNN.com – RSS Channel – HP Hero

Kuntres Beis Iyar, 5751: Why Concealment

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[The discourse presented here was edited by the Rebbe and printed for Beis Iyar 5751 (1991), and with retrospect we can see how it is meant to guide us and strengthen us through the present time (even more so than when it was published), as will be explained, בע”ה.

The haftorah that is read when Shabbos falls out in Erev Rosh Chodesh (the day before the new month when the moon is completely concealed) begins with the verse: “Yehonosan said to him: tomorrow is [Rosh] Chodesh and you will be remembered (נפקדת) because your place will be vacant (כי יפקד מושבך).”

The words of this verse demand explanation: why are words from the same root — נפקדת and כי יפקוד — used for completely opposite concepts? “You will be remembered” is seemingly quite the opposite from “your place will be vacant”, which implies that he will be missing?!  To explain…

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