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Romney is Right-But His Numbers are Wrong

Mitt Romney made his much anticipated visit to Israel after his first stop, Great Britain, where he wowed the Brits with his public gaffes on the potential security problems which might ensue at the London 2012 Olympics.  I'm sure the "Palestinian" leaders feel he made some more gaffes, when he stated that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel--"absolutely unacceptable," according to an Arab official.  Not only did he apparently snub P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, but he had the gall to say what everyone-except the Arabs-know: that it is Jewish and consequently Israeli culture, and may I add faith and values, which helped create the modern, technological, innovative and creative Israel extant today.

It is Jewish culture, and perseverance in the face of adversity and "difficult circumstances," to quote Mr. Romney--a mild euphemism for everybody and his uncle trying to wipe you off the face of the earth--which created a thriving, relatively powerful economy…

A Heartwarming Story: Something Positive

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After two angry posts I needed a lift.  My friend Yossi K. sent me this video.  Brought tears to my eyes.  Especially the part about how much he received when he entered the IDF, and how much his sister got when she joined the U.S. Army...Israel, pay attention!

Obama a Disaster for U.S./Israel Relations

Obama's not recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is right in line with the rest of his attitude and policies towards the only Jewish State.  Naomi Ragen is spot on with her article, Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me.  I didn't vote for him the first time around.  And I won't vote for him the second.
Here is an excerpt.  Click on the link above to read the entire article.

Obama has managed to do so much harm while taking more vacations and playing more golf than any other president in US history.
I have never felt more challenged than I did four years ago when I did my best to enlighten my American list-members to some of the dangers of hopping on presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama’s bandwagon. But nothing swayed his Jewish supporters: not the fact that he had radical left-wing political mentors, nor his Islamic heritage and education, nor even his close 20-year relationship with the virulently anti-Semitic Reverend Jeremiah Wright. They weren’t even worried…

On Tisha b'Av, a Reiteration of the Truth

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The Jewish people have sovereignty over the State of Israel which comprises at least part of the original Land of Israel.  We have sovereignty over Jerusalem, although our great president Obama
doesn't recognize it--even though he stated in his presidential campaign in 2008 that it is the "undivided capital of Israel."  Israel is the only sovereign state without a capital city. Unheard of.  Disgusting.  The World should be ashamed.  We should be ashamed, for blowing our opportunity in 1967 to annex all the "territories" and also Har HaBayit--the Temple Mount.

Instead, Moshe Dayan gave the 'key' of the Temple Mount to the Waqf.

Instead, we still mourn on Tisha b'Av, wail, and fast.  It's ridiculous.  We had the opportunity.  G-d gave us the opening, but in our stupidity we didn't recognize the SIGNS.  The Temple, our Beit haMikdash, should have  been in the rebuilding stages already.  Moshe Feiglin stated that he was going up to the Temple Mo…

When Will We Learn?

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I was still shaking from the horrific terrorist attack on the Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, murdered by a suicide bomber who set off bombs on the buses --when I awakened this morning to the double whammy of the news of the Century 16 theatre murders in Aurora, in which 71 people were shot, twelve of them fatally, in a theatre which my D. H. and I have been to many times.

I don't know where to begin, my feelings are all jumbled up and raging, but I will try.  I think Glenn Beck expressed it best, when he made this statement, in his morning show video,

"Let me be the first to say there’s a hole in the soul of America. What is it we’re filling that hole with?
He nailed it.  There is a hole in America, and we are filling that hole with promoting, for all to see, horrible things that we fear--displaying disgusting human behavior. We have, for decades, been in a culture where violence, hatred, criminal activities and psychopathic behavior are big box-office tickets.
I'm not …

The GCTF: Not Global, and Not Counter-Terrorist

President Obama and Hillary Clinton's new pet organization, the GCTF, or Global Counterterrorism Forum which was formed in September, 2011 as part of President Obama's "National Counterterrorism strategy" is a sham. This is the stated reason and explanation of the group's formation, as stated in the "Fact Sheet:"
The U.S. proposed the creation of the GCTF to address the evolving terrorist threat in a way that would bring enduring benefits by helping frontline countries and affected regions acquire the means to deal with threats they face. It is based on a recognition that the U.S. alone cannot eliminate every terrorist or terrorist organization. Rather, the international community must come together to assist countries as they work to confront the terrorist threat.  The 30 founding countries include Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Th…

My Daughter's New Mitzvah: L'hiyot be'Simcha, and Do Tikkun Olam

I just read my daughter's RSD Blog, and although I had spoken to her about the 4th of July barbeque right after it was held at her Tel-Aviv apartment, and knew what had ensued, I was very moved by what she wrote about it, and decided to post it in it's entirety here.  This is my daughter, in a wheelchair for a year with a so-far incurable nerve disease called RSD/CRPS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), whose life changed in an instant due to a relatively minor car accident from "normal," to disabled, at the age of twenty-three.
Please visit her blog, My Personal Battle with RSD.  Here is her 4th of July post.


Perfection, Bliss, and a `whole’ lot of Soul… This past 4th of July, I bore witness to the most beautiful and pure thing anyone could ever possibly view.  Some people might say that that is a bit extreme of a statement. These people are right. It is incredibly extreme. But, it is true. Imagine seeing a scene where there is no ange…

Too Many Subjects, So Little Time...

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This has happened to me before, and I even wrote about it, sort of, here.  There are too many subjects in which I am interested (-am I good? I didn't even end my sentence with a preposition!), and I come home from work--it being part-time notwithstanding--exhausted.  Too exhausted to sit in front of the PC and read, research and write much of anything.

Actually, I've begun doing what the babies for whom I care do, but they do it in the morning: taking an afternoon snooze, around 4 p.m.  I get home from work around 3, give or take a half hour or so, depending on whether or not I stop along the way to do errands.  I manage to stay awake on the highway for 15.5 miles on the trip home (yes, I commute to work, approximately 31 miles a day round trip).  Then, a few minutes after I open the door and bring in my bag of stuff (don't ask me what this stuff is; I rarely if ever need any of it while at work. But I still bring that bag), it hits me: intense tiredness, and my eyelids be…