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           Reactie op BRIEFJE VAN JAN – Aan de klimaatkiddo’s door Tistochwat       Cache   Translate Page <i>administered by: Israeli Educational Television. The Third Wave was the name given by history teacher Ron Jones to an experimental recreation of Nazi Germany which he conducted with high school students. The experiment took place at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, during one week in 1969[1]. Jones, unable to explain to his students why the German citizens (particularly non-Nazis) allowed the Nazi Party to exterminate millions of Jews and other so-called 'undesirables', decided to show them instead. Jones writes that he started with simple things like classroom discipline, and managed to meld his history class into a group with a supreme sense of purpose and no small amount of cliquishness. Jones named the movement "The Third Wave," after the common wisdom that the third in a series of ocean waves is always the strongest, and claimed its members would revolutionize the world. The experiment allegedly took on a life of its own, with students from all over the school joining in;</i>
          Palestinian battling cancer is denied exit from Gaza for treatment      Cache   Translate Page      

The medical care Ahlam Abu Musa needs isn’t available through Gaza’s debilitated health system, but the Israeli army has denied all four of her exit requests. By Amjad Yaghi Ahlam Abu Musa was diagnosed with bone cancer last May. The 20-year-old from Shaboura refugee camp in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, has since tried to obtain […]

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Dr. Samirah, who was born in the U.S. but calls himself a “second-generation Palestinian refugee,” said he wrote the offending comments five years ago on Facebook, and says they were the musings of his college mind, which “I sincerely regret and apologize for.”

The writings include him saying it was worse to send money to Israel than to the Ku Klux Klan, and wishing former Israeli Prime Minister would “burn a million times for every innocent soul you killed.”

          UFC 234 Results (Live)      Cache   Translate Page      
Stay tuned to for all the UFC 234 results live as they happen from Australia as Anderson Silva returns to the Octagon to fight Israel Adesanya in the main event of the evening. The action is expected to get underway at 6.30pm ET (11.30pm UK) with the main card going live at 10pm ET […]
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Check out the fifth episode of UFC 234 Embedded featuring Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gastelum, Anderson Silva, Israel Adesanya, Montana De La Cruz, Nadia Kaseem, Jimmy Crute and Sam Alvey.
          Photo: Israel Adesanya reacts after defeating Derek Bruns      Cache   Translate Page      
Photo: Israel Adesanya reacts after defeating Derek Bruns
          ACTUALLY, THE BOOK'S NOT ABOUT DONALD...:      Cache   Translate Page      
America's policy on Europe takes a nationalist turn (Constanze Stelzenmüller JANUARY 30, 2019, Financial Times)

In Berlin, meanwhile, diplomats have been poring glumly over The Virtue of Nationalism, a book by the Israeli writer Yoram Hazony, which Mr Mitchell had told them was the key to the Trump administration's Europe policy.

Mr Hazony's book -- published in 2018 to fervent applause from conservative commentators in the US -- purports to provide the theoretical gloss on Mr Trump's tweets: nationalism as the cure to "liberal imperialism". The two main "empires" he has in mind are post-cold war, liberal-interventionist America and the EU.

Teutonic brows are furrowing presumably at passages from the book such as this: "The European Union is a German imperial state in all but name . . . Should the United States ever withdraw its protection . . . a strong European executive will be appointed by Germany." Mr Hazony goes on to write that a "German-dominated EU" is an "imperial order", that "will work to delegitimise and undermine the independence of all remaining national states".

Never mind that this is spectacularly misinformed about the status of nation states in Europe or Germany's power over them and the EU. Repress, if you can, the realisation that Mr Hazony thinks the EU could succeed where the Nazis failed. And try to ignore the question implied by both Messrs Pompeo and Hazony: to what imaginary golden age of nationalism exactly should Europe's clock be turned back? 1989? 1945? 1918?

Most Europeans could list a litany of genuine ills afflicting governance in Europe at all levels that this cod-philosophical take misses by a mile. Mr Hazony blithely disregards the complexity and depth of economic, social and technological integration across national boundaries. And, of course, disassembling the EU would not solve the problem of German preponderance -- it would exacerbate it.

But the real value of this and other prescriptions for a new divide-and-rule US policy for Europe lies in the piercing new light they throw on the Trumpian mindset. The nationalism it peddles is not the inclusive, civic kind practised by, say, Canada. On the contrary, this is an ethno-chauvinist nationalism premised on the rule of a majority nation "whose cultural dominance is plain and unquestioned, and against which resistance appears to be futile", as Mr Hazony puts it. That is a framing entirely compatible with the thinking of Hungary's Viktor Orban, the Kremlin or, for that matter, Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany party.'s a defense of the Occupation.

          UFC 234: Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya results, live updates and round-by-round scoring      Cache   Translate Page      
Tune in for live updates of UFC 234 that finds Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya doing battle in the main event from Melbourne, Australia.
          Can You Ever Forgive Me? 2018 online subtitrat      Cache   Translate Page      
Can You Ever Forgive Me? 2018 online subtitrat este adevărata poveste a celei mai populare biografe a celebrităților, Lee Israel, care și-a câștigat existența în anii ’70 și ’80, scriind despre personalități faimoase precum Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder și jurnalista Dorothy Kilgallen. Departe de noua tendință a biografiilor din industria editorială, New York-ul […]
          Suspeito de matar jovem israelense é detido em operação na Cisjordânia      Cache   Translate Page      
Ori Ansbaher, de 19 anos, foi assassinada ao sul de Jerusalém
          Israel Adesanya: ‘This is Going to Be Historic for MMA’      Cache   Translate Page      

(Courtesy of UFC)

After just four fights in the UFC, No. 6 ranked middleweight Israel Adesanya has asserted himself as a fan favorite and one of the most dangerous strikers in the world. He takes on legend Anderson Silva in the co-main event at UFC 234: Whittaker vs Gastelum this Saturday.

TRENDING > UFC, DirecTV Strike One Fight Deal to Air UFC 234, Long Term Deal Still Being Negotiated

Tune in Saturday, Feb. 9 (across North America, Feb. 10 local time in Melbourne), for full UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum Live Results. Robert Whittaker puts his UFC middleweight championship on the line opposite Kelvin Gastelum in the main event, while Silva and Adesanya take the co-headlining slot.

          UFC 234: Forrest Griffin Breaks Down Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva      Cache   Translate Page      

(Courtesy of UFC)

UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin breaks down the striking matchup between rising star Israel Adesanya and all-time great Anderson Silva ahead of UFC 234: Whittaker vs Gastelum this Saturday.

TRENDING > UFC, DirecTV Strike One Fight Deal to Air UFC 234, Long Term Deal Still Being Negotiated

Tune in Saturday, Feb. 9 (across North America, Feb. 10 local time in Melbourne), for full UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum Live Results. Robert Whittaker puts his UFC middleweight championship on the line opposite Kelvin Gastelum in the main event, while Silva and Adesanya take the co-headlining slot.

          Robert Whittaker out of UFC 234 main event - MMA Fighting      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Robert Whittaker out of UFC 234 main event  MMA Fighting
  2. Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker ruled out for title defense fight  ESPN
  3. Robert Whittaker out of UFC 234 main event vs. Kelvin Gastelum  Bloody Elbow
  4. UFC 234: Anderson Silva Breaks Into Tears After Israel Adesanya Weigh-In Staredown  MMAFightingonSBN
  5. BREAKING | Robert Whittaker out of UFC 234 title fight main event
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          Anti-Semitism hits record high in Europe       Cache   Translate Page      

Islam in England 2The United Kingdom broke its record of anti-Semitic incidents in 2018 by more than 200, with a report released by a U.K.-based watchdog group indicating that as tensions rise in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hostilities against Jews on the island nation also escalate.

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Many parents of autistic children have given anecdotal evidence of medical marijuana working for their children. A recent study in Israel supports those claims. Published in January in the journal Nature, the study says that medical marijuana can help relieve some symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including seizures, rage and restlessness. “After six ...

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          UFC 234 LIVE: Whittaker withdraws, Silva and Adesanya to headline      Cache   Translate Page      
Robert Whittaker won't defend his middleweight title at UFC 234 due to emergency surgery on a hernia. The new main event is Anderson Silva v Israel Adesanya.
          Bolsonaro mejora de cuadro de neumonía tras complicaciones posoperatorias - El Nuevo Diario      Cache   Translate Page      

El presidente de Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro, mejoró y ya no tiene fiebre tras sufrir un cuadro de neumonía luego de someterse a una cirugía abdominal hace casi dos semanas, informó este sábado el hospital en el cual convalece en Sao Paulo.

El mandatario, de 63 años, "continúa sin fiebre y con una buena evolución clínico quirúrgica", indicó el Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein en su reporte diario. "El cuadro pulmonar está en regresión y hubo mejoría en los exámenes de laboratorio", agregó la nota.

Bolsonaro continúa en la unidad de cuidados semiintensivos desde el 28 de enero, cuando fue sometido a una reconstrucción del tránsito intestinal para retirarle la bolsa de colostomía que cargaba a raíz de la puñalada que recibió en el abdomen el 6 de septiembre pasado durante un mitin.

En principio, el mandatario había presentado una fiebre que fue tratada con antibióticos, pero la fiebre volvió y los exámenes que le realizaron reportaron "una imagen compatible con la neumonía", según el parte médico del jueves último.

Estas complicaciones ampliaron el tratamiento con antibióticos y han impedido que los médicos establezcan una fecha para el alta del presidente, quien inicialmente debía salir del hospital el miércoles. También continúa con las visitas restringidas.

Sin embargo, el mandatario dejó de utilizar una sonda nasogástrica y volvió a comer alimentos blandos, además de líquidos.

"Debido a la evolución del tránsito intestinal y la buena aceptación de la dieta líquida, hoy fue iniciada una dieta cremosa, con buena asimilación", agregó el reporte.

"Sigue con antibióticos y la nutrición parenteral", continúa realizando ejercicios respiratorios y se aumentaron los periodos de caminatas fuera del cuarto para evitar una trombosis venosa.

El periodo de convalecencia no le impide seguir comunicándose por las redes sociales, donde en los últimos días ha estado muy activo, publicando fotos de momentos en los que come o se reúne con ministros.

"Quiero agradecer de verdad las oraciones de la gran mayoría de la población brasileña. Si no fuese por eso y por la capacidad de los involucrados en mis 3 cirugías en los últimos 5 meses no estaría vivo", escribió en Instagram.

Tras el atentado de septiembre en el estado de Minas Gerais (sudeste) por parte de un exmilitante de izquierda, Bolsonaro fue sometido a una colostomía y al día siguiente fue trasladado al prestigioso hospital paulista, donde permaneció 23 días y tuvo que ser operado una segunda vez.

          Ashrawi: Israel’s Serial Violations of Human Rights Must be Thoroughly Investigated      Cache   Translate Page      
Ramallah/PNN/ On Wednesday 6 February, Faris Baroud died from health complications brought on by prolonged and deliberate medical negligence on the part of Israeli prison authorities. The 51-year-old Gaza resident has been incarcerated in Israeli prisons for 28 years, during which he endured years of solitary confinement, systematic medical negligence, while being denied family visits …
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Kate Miller-Heidke to represent Australia at Eurovision

Australia has chosen – our Eurovision 2019 representative is… Kate Miller-Heidke!

The award winning singer-songwriter was one of the 10 acts that took to the stage at the Gold Coast Convention Centre last night.

It’s the first time the Australian public has been allowed to decide who represents them at the international song contest, which will take place in Israel in May.

The 37-year-old was up against stiff competition, though managed to blow the audience away with her operatic pop-song ‘Zero Gravity’, which is about overcoming postnatal depression.

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          Kiwi Israel Adesanya to headline UFC 234 as Robert Whittaker ruled out with hernia      Cache   Translate Page      
Rising New Zealand sensation Israel Adesanya will suddenly become part of the main event of UFC 234 in Melbourne on Sunday, after Robert Whittaker was forced to withdraw due to a hernia.
          Harding carries Weber St. past N. Arizona 86-71      Cache   Translate Page      

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 29 points as Weber State defeated Northern Arizona 86-71 on Saturday. Cody John added 25 points for the Wildcats. John also had six rebounds for the Wildcats. Israel Barnes had 11 points for Weber State (15-9, 9-4 Big Sky Conference). Michal Kozak added eight rebounds. Ted McCree had […]
          Comment on Rampant Jew-Hatred Infects Europe, UK in the wake of mass Muslim immigration by felix1999      Cache   Translate Page      
I never dreamed this would be happening in my lifetime. This is horrible. It's part of our cultural DNA as well as Christian belief to be protective of Israel in the U.S.. Obama did all he could to help Israel's enemies and our enemies It shocks me that these two Muslim bwitches, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. are being embraced for their Jew hatred, Christian hatred and anti-American sentiment. They are practically rolling out the red carpet for them and the media loves them! The Bible says in the last days <b>all </b>the nations on earth will turn against Israel. It's not so hard to visualize this happening. It's being set up. I hope Jared in not successful with a "peace" treaty with Israel and Palestine. It will never work or last. Three and a half years into it, the treaty will be broken. I don't want to see that as part of Trump's legacy. That impossible "peace treaty" would be an undeniable marker for the end of days.
          Comment on Virginia Dems add Muslim Jew-hatred to party’s troubles of blackface, KKK, and sexual assault by Liatris Spicata      Cache   Translate Page      
<i>A large percentage of palestinians have documentation of property ownership, before the formation of the strictly Jewish state of Israel, whether that be from the British mandate colonizations or the Ottoman Empire (that administered the land for hundreds of year) before that, supplemented by witnesses in the form of pictures, videos, people etc. All these pieces of information are still around and can be utilized to reach the true owners.</i> I do not believe this is true: I am willing to learn otherwise, but until I see good evidence for it, I think it is part of the Big Arab Lie- right there along with the fake 12 year old Mohammed photo cowering in fear over attacks from Israeli soldiers. Or Edward Said's touching story of his family home in Jerusalem where he grew up. Nope, Edward grew up in Cairo, although his family did have a little vacation home in or near Jerusalem where he probably spent some time. I do not doubt that some "Palestinians" lost property as a result of the Arab-Israeli conflict: also true of Jews from the Middle East who were uprooted in the early 1950's by the combined forces of Arab governments and Arab mobs. If you want to discuss compensation, let's discuss all claims. My understanding is that most land in the Holy Land was owned by absentee landlords who didn't want to live in a dusty backwater of the Ottoman Empire. Their tenants did have certain rights that say, an American apartment renter wouldn't have, such as the right to leave the land to their children, but that is simply a variant of tenancy. My impression is that land records from the Ottomans were very poorly documented and preserved. When Jordan (with no justification in law) controlled Judea and Samaria (aka the "West Bank") for 19 years, they simply gave land title to favored people. But those people did not live there and paid no taxes on the land- it was some sort of political ploy). Now I would be willing to proven wrong, and I hope there are some thoughtful defenders of the Arab cause here who will do that. But until that happens, I shall consider Dr. Samirah to be another Arab Moslem deceiver. Oh yeah, and "pictures", while they may establish presence, in no way establish a claim to ownership.
          Comment on Hugh Fitzgerald: Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Plucks “Victory” from the Jaws of Defeat by felix1999      Cache   Translate Page      
They are just like the rodents we have tunneling in at our southern border. I hope we also have the capability to stop that too. We should have it. I laughed at this - "but (Israel) was apparently content to let Hezbollah <b> complete its expensive and exhausting task before destroying them. </b>
          Comment on Virginia Dems add Muslim Jew-hatred to party’s troubles of blackface, KKK, and sexual assault by felix1999      Cache   Translate Page      
Dems will do nothing about it. They are courting Muslims as Jewish replacement voters. Muslims HATE Jews! Expect more of this. Notice PIglosi is silent. <b>Kevin McCarthy asks Dems to denounce alleged anti-Semitic remarks: ‘This will not be the end of this’</b> Matt Richardson By Matt Richardson | Fox News 2/9/19 ... <b>Two lawmakers, (MUSLIMS) ,Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have come under fire for controversial comments. </b> <b>Tlaib, </b>last month, questioned if Senate Republicans were more loyal to Israel than the United States. Following a report that GOP leaders were planning to introduce a bill that would punish companies that participate in the so-called "Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions" (BDS) global movement against Israel, Tlaib said the <b>GOP </b>members <b>“forgot what country they represent.”</b> That remark came just days after <b>Tlaib vowed to “impeach the mother----er,” in a reference to President Trump.</b> <b>Omar, meanwhile, recently faced backlash after she compared Israel to Iran, adding that she “almost chuckle(s)” when the Jewish state is labeled a democracy.</b> “And we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out,” the lawmaker continued. “We do that to Iran, we do that to any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia and so I am aggravated, truly, in those contradictions.” ...
          Comment on Australian embassies warned over security threat in wake of Prime Minister’s Israel embassy announcement by Cauc-Asian Patriot      Cache   Translate Page      
The amazing thing is how these well-educated Australian government folks act as so surprised. What happens in the past repeats itself in the future is a historical lesson that nobody in officialdom really wants to recognize regarding that Islamic teachings bring out bad vibes in their adherents in a way reminiscent of how Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler brought out murderous actions in their followers beyond just regular retaliation or attacking their outward, political foes! THEY BELIEVE IN VIOLENCE AS PART OF THEIR BELIEF SYSTEM SO ACT UPON THEIR BELIEFS! There have been efforts to update Islam most notably in the Bahai Sect whose adherents sadly don't wish to see that Islam doesn't accept reform and its adherents can thus kill them easily! The Sufi Sect tried to add cool, metaphysical icing to the murderous fire that is Islamic Sharia ideology and what did they get despite their helping create the Turkish Caliphate in Islam's service? They got run out and declared apostates ALONG WITH THEIR SULTANS WHO WEREN'T RADICAL ENOUGH FOR THE ISLAMIC BROTHERHOOD TYPES DESPITE THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE NOBODY WANTS TO OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZE AS HISTORIC REALITY IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA! There are only two Islamic States where Christians are semi tolerated IN AREAS WHERE THEY HAVE SUFFICIENT NUMBERS: HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN MONARCHY DICTATORSHIP AND REPUBLIC OF SYRIA FAMILY DICTATORSHIP LED BY AN APOSTATE DRUSE SECTARIAN BECAUSE THEIR LEADERS CAN PUT THE ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISTS DOWN LIKE THE MAD DOGS THEY ARE! These two States though don't tolerate Jews which tolerates Islamics in Israel and get bombed, etc FOR IT BECAUSE FREEDOM MEANS ISLAM CAN OPERATE SO THEY CAN GET TO JEWISH/NON-ISLAMIC FOLK TO MOLEST & KILL THEM LIKE THEY PROBABLY DID THAT LITTLE GIRL RECENTLY IN JERUSALEM! DON'T THINK WALLS WORK? IF THERE HAD BEEN A WALL BETWEEN THAT GIRL AND NONMUSLIMS AND MUSLIMS IN ISRAEL, BET SHE WOULD BE ALIVE TODAY! IT ISN'T A PHOBIA WHEN A GROUP'S CREED SAYS THEY WANT TO KILL U TO KEEP THAT CREED'S ADHERENTS AWAY FROM U BUT REALISTIC SELF-PRESERVATION!
          Comment on One-sided debate discussing Democrats plummeting support for Israel on anti-Israel CNN by Anaksuper Nuakal      Cache   Translate Page      
Didn't you read the piece about muslim who committed killing on someone and was in examination of having mental illness? That should give you a hint of what islam can do to humans.
          Comment on One-sided debate discussing Democrats plummeting support for Israel on anti-Israel CNN by Anaksuper Nuakal      Cache   Translate Page      
Muslims are cowards that's why they depend on lies. They couldn't even fight one single man, but when many of them defended their so-called lion king habeeb, this habeeb would flee the country to evade the law, despite being defended by many muslims. Coward. Gaza camp is similar to jews camp under nazi??? LOL, seriously what camp did you mean you lying motherfukker? The gaza camp I heard was built for refugees of gaza as the part of terror attacks committed by hamas, and when israelis were trying to move them to permanent housing, you can guess what happened. The arabs condemned them. Now will you be more supportive on your death camp? LOL
          Comment on Why Can Muslims Be Jew-Haters Without Comment from Media? by Ziggy46      Cache   Translate Page      
I agree, Felix; Obama's, hardcore anti-Semite/Israel mandate, was handed to Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. I, however, believe that the Democrats' anti-Semitism/Israel goes beyond the Muslim faction. The Democrats are of the same Jew-Hating mindset as the above; if not, these two you know what would face censuring from the Party.
          Puntajes Gran DT - Viernes 08/02 - Fecha 18 - Primera División 2018/2019      Cache   Translate Page      

Tigre 4

Gonzalo Marinelli 2
Matías Pérez Acuña 4
Gerardo Alcoba 3
Ignacio Canuto 0
Lucas Rodríguez 5
Lucas Menossi 4
Ezequiel Rodríguez 3
Lucas Janson 9
Walter Montillo 16
Nicolás Colazo 6
Federico González 16

Sebastián Prediger 4
Diego Morales 5
Hugo Silveira s/c
Banfield 4

Iván Mauricio Arboleda 1
Luciano Gómez 4
Rodrigo Tapia 5
Jorge Rodríguez 2
Adrián Spörle 3
Martín Payero 6
Emanuel Cecchini 3
Jesús Dátolo 18
Juan Pablo Álvarez 6
Agustín Fontana 20
Reinaldo Lenis 6

Adrián Calello 5
Julián Carranza 4
Agustín Urzi s/c

Clarín no indicó que periodista cubrió Tigre - Banfield.

Lanús 2

Matías Ibáñez 9
Gabriel Carrasco 7
Rolando García Guerreño 8
Marco Torsiglieri 8
Leonel Di Plácido 18
Tomás Belmonte 3
Facundo Quignón 6
Marcelino Moreno 11
Nicolás Pasquini 6
Lautaro Acosta 6
José Sand 9

Pablo Martínez s/c
Guillermo Acosta s/c
Tiago Pagnussat s/c
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata 0

Alexis Martín Arias 2
Víctor Hugo Ayala 4
Manuel Guanini 2
Maximiliano Coronel 5
Gonzalo Piovi 1
Maximiliano Comba 6
Franco Mussis 4
Lorenzo Faravelli 2
Matías Gómez 4
Brian Mansilla 4
Santiago Silva 5

Alexi Gómez 4
Horacio Tijanovich 4

Lanús - Gimnasia fue calificado por el periodista Maximiliano Uría.

Huracán 1

Antony Silva 5
Cristian Chimino 3
Saúl Salcedo 5
Federico Mancinelli 6
Carlos Araujo 3
Patricio Toranzo 5
Iván Rossi 3
Israel Damonte 6
Juan Fernando Garro 5
Lucas Gamba 9
Lucas Barrios 5

Javier Mendoza 5
Norberto Briasco s/c
Nicolás Cordero s/c
Vélez Sarsfield 1

Lucas Hoyos 3
Hernán De La Fuente 2
Lautaro Giannetti 5
Joaquín Laso 3
Braian Cufré 15
Pablo Galdames 5
Nicolás Domínguez 5
Lucas Robertone 1
Agustín Bouzat 5
Leandro Fernández 5
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Álvaro Barreal 5
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Alejo Montero s/c

Huracán - Vélez fue calificado por el periodista Waldemar Iglesias.

          2,558 jenayah Israel terhadap rakyat Palestin pada Januari      Cache   Translate Page      

BAITULMAQDIS, 5 Jamadilakhir 1440H, Ahad – Rejim pengganas Israel terbabit dalam sekurang-kurangnya 2,558 jenayah dan perbuatan kejam terhadap rakyat Palestin di Tebing Barat, Semenanjung Gaza dan Baitulmaqdis sepanjang Januari lalu. Jenayah dilakukan termasuk, menembak, menangkap, menyerbu rumah dan bandar, merampas harta benda, selain serangan oleh pendatang yang mendapat perlindungan pasukan keselamatan rejim Zionis, lapor Bahagian …

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          UFC 234 live stream FREE: How to watch Silva vs Adesanya without paying a penny      Cache   Translate Page      
UFC goes Down Under tonight with UFC 234 from the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. The main event was meant to be Robert Whittaker defending his his UFC middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum, but the champ is OUT of the fight after suffering a hernia injury. Now the co-main event, Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva has […]
          Tel Aviv is beach heaven with history and parties side-by-side in Israel — and you can fly direct with Virgin Atlantic      Cache   Translate Page      
AS beach babes in bikinis scamper across the sun-soaked sands, chiselled lifeguards keep watch on the sparkling blue waters and beautiful people sip cocktails on the prom. Though it sounds like a scene from Miami or Bondi, this is Tel Aviv in Israel. Not a place most of us would instantly think of when conjuring […]
           UFC 234 predictions -- Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya: Fight card, odds, expert picks       Cache   Translate Page      
Check out who our experts see winning the middleweight title fight and Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
          2/9/2019: Na geladeira      Cache   Translate Page      
Acerca de plano para mudar embaixada em Israel.
          Why I use a Jewish ritual bath after my period      Cache   Translate Page      
Jewish women have used the mikve for centuries, but in Israel there's been a push to change the tradition.
          MASA, A Journey Back to One’s Roots Through Innovation Forum      Cache   Translate Page      
Masa panelMasa is the Hebrew word for a journey. The State of Israel makes many efforts to help young Jewish people, living outside Israel, to connect with the nation state, the homeland of the Jewish people. One such effort is ‘Masa Israel Journey,’ the largest immersive, long-term educational experience for young adults, ages 18-30. On its […]
          Saving Lives Isn’t About How Large the Distance, It’s About How Far You’re Willing to Go      Cache   Translate Page      
Brazil Ziv Gala 21 march 2019Authored by Rabbi Moshe Pitchon, brought to print by Nurit Greenger Israel’s Humanitarianism Daniel Gordis, the rabbi and prolific author, noted some time ago that “Israeli humanitarian aid is unique in that it invariably evokes cynicism.” Gordis was probably commenting on what Ken Roth, Human Rights Watch executive director said. It was after Israel deployed […]
          Israel Adesanya Says He Might Use Sweet Chin Music on Anderson Silva -      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Israel Adesanya Says He Might Use Sweet Chin Music on Anderson Silva
  2. Robert Whittaker out of UFC 234 main event  MMA Fighting
  3. Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker ruled out for title defense fight  ESPN
  4. Hours before UFC 234, middleweight champ Robert Whittaker pulls out of main event with hernia  Yahoo Sports
  5. UFC 234: Anderson Silva Breaks Into Tears After Israel Adesanya Weigh-In Staredown  MMAFightingonSBN
  6. View full coverage on Google News

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  • Amazon and Hulu continue to host and algorithmically suggest conspiracy films.
  • This comes as platforms like Roku and YouTube are removing conspiratorial accounts or preventing their search and recommendation algorithms from surfacing them.
  • Experts warn that hosting this type of conspiratorial content could spread misinformation, and even encourage people to commit violence.

"There is a sinister and secret group of people who roam the globe," an omniscient narrator says. "They control everything from banks to the media. They own the world."

That claim invoking the New World Order conspiracy theory comes from a film called "A Conspiracy To Rule: The Illuminati," available for streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

Both Amazon Prime Video and Hulu categorize the film as a "documentary." Hulu put it in the site's "conspiracy" section, which is mostly populated by films about aliens.

The willingness to stream such material, and the fact that the companies have made no public moves against conspiracy content, stands in contrast to the torrent of tech companies that have made efforts to reject certain conspiracy-oriented and misleading content, and shows a rift in how they treat misinformation published on their platforms.

Broadly, companies like Facebook, YouTube, and Apple have claimed to have made efforts to suppress misinformation on their platforms following the revelation that Russia had weaponized such content in an effort to influence the 2016 election. Amazon Prime Video, despite hosting user-submitted content, has made no public moves against misinformation. Nor has Hulu.

Last year Roku, Facebook, Apple, Spotify, and YouTube kicked notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars show off their platforms.

Apple said it did so because the company "does not tolerate hate speech." Facebook said Jones had violated its policies on hate speech and graphic violence by "glorifying violence" and "using dehumanizing language."

But Amazon Prime Video's algorithm still recommends conspiracy films, including Jones' own, to streamers. The 9/11 conspiracy film "Loose Change," which baselessly claims that the 2001 tragedy was a false flag operation, is a recommended "documentary" on Prime Video, despite presenting a thesis that most experts have contradicted.

Those who study misinformation warn that the consequences of offering conspiracy films could be serious, ranging from the spread of hate to enabling nefarious state actors to promote their own agenda.

Neither Amazon nor Hulu responded to INSIDER's requests for comment.

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On the front page of Amazon Prime Video, "Loose Change" appears as a "recommended Documentary Movie" for some users.

The 9/11 conspiracy film fits into the larger "puppet master" theme found in most conspiracy media, and generally spreads assertions based on pseudoscience that have been largely discredited.

According to the anti-Semitism watchdog Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the film "draws from the American Free Press, a wellspring of anti-Semitic 9/11 propaganda, as well as the work of anti-Semitic writer Christopher Bollyn, as sources to bolster its claims about the alleged government cover-up of the 9/11 attacks."

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The conspiracy films available on the streaming platforms go beyond kooky tales about alien abductions (though they have those too), and present arguments framed as truth that have largely been debunked as misinformation or even been shown to be derived from hateful ideology.

"Zeitgeist: The Movie", which proposes that 9/11 was a conspiracy orchestrated by bankers to better leverage control over the masses, is also available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, and is labeled a "documentary."

In 2011, Tablet Magazine described the film as "steeped in far-right, isolationist, and covertly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories." ABC News interviewed a former friend of Gabrielle Giffords' shooter Jared Loughner who said the film had "a profound impact on Jared Loughner's mindset and how he views the world that he lives in."

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"A Conspiracy To Rule: The Illuminati," which is featured on Amazon and Hulu, traces the roots of a supposed global, elite conspiracy to control the world through coded messages.

Andre Oboler, law lecturer and CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute, told INSIDER that streaming services offering such films boosts interest in the conspiracy theories they promote.

"The underlying antisemitic conspiracy theory at play here is that of Jewish power, be it accusations about controlling governments, banks and financial markets, news and media, or international events," he said.

And such ideas can have real-world consequences. A similar anti-Semitic conspiracy theory appeared to be the driving force in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Robert Bowers, who reportedly shouted "all Jews must die" before killing 11 people, seemingly made numerous posts on social media about a Jewish conspiracy to bring immigrants into the country as part of the migrant caravan. In the weeks before the shooting, he posted conspiratorial gifs and videos from Zionist Report, a publication that makes content that supposedly "questions the prerogative of the Zionist movement" by posting numerous conspiracy theories involving Jews and Israel.

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"A Conspiracy To Rule," which traces a vague conspiracy that supposedly continues to this day, finds the origins of the conspiracy in "system of Jewish philosophy," Jewish mysticism, and Kabala.

"There haven't been any Illuminati for over 200 years, any suggestion that any Illuminati existed after the mid-1780s is absurd, and if there is such a suggestion, then we're talking about fantasy," Michael Barkun, an expert on conspiracy theories at Syracuse University, told INSIDER.

"It's always dangerous when false ideas are presented as fact," Barkun added. He said the biggest risk associated conspiracy theories is "people taking action on the basis of false and dangerous beliefs."

Amazon Prime Video streams numerous other documentaries connecting Jewish history and the Rothschilds to world domination, including "One World Agenda: The Illuminati" and "Illuminati: The Grand Illusion."

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ADL extremist expert Mark Pitcavage told INSIDER that while movies such as "A Conspiracy To Rule" may not be explicitly anti-Semitic, they still pose a danger.

"Conspiracy theories lure in the credulous and can sometimes make them not merely believe but act on their beliefs," he said. "Over the years we have seen a number of violent incidents ... that were the result of people being motivated to take violent action as a result of conspiracy theories."

Barkun also noted a more subtle risk of conspiracy theory media — disillusionment.

"People may draw the conclusion that conventional politics is meaningless. If they genuinely believe that what happens in the world is a result of the hidden hand of some mysterious elite, then presumably ordinary political activity is meaningless as are the decisions of lawmakers and officeholders," he said. "This kind of material may alienate people from the political process and political participation."

Amazon and Hulu stand apart as platforms that have continued to feature conspiracy theories

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Amazon and Hulu's hosting and recommendation of conspiracy theory media are becoming increasingly unique.

In January, YouTube announced that it would work to prevent conspiracy theory videos or those containing misinformation from being included in its recommended videos, to avoid serving users conspiracy content users weren't seeking out. They continue to host plenty of conspiracy content, however. 

The makers of "Loose Change" said in September that they had to remove the film from YouTube, but that it was still available on Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.

Amazon shows the potential echo chamber that recommendation algorithms can create.

Alongside "Loose Change," a series of other 9/11 conspiracy films are promoted for streaming, including "Conspiracy of Lies: Flight 3370 to 911", and "9/11: Ten Years of Deception."

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Hulu similarly suggests its conspiracy offerings after you consume any film in the category. 

In August 2018, numerous tech companies took a step toward clamping down on conspiracy content, effectively removing the accounts of InfoWars and Alex Jones, who was one of the most popular conspiracy theorists on the internet.

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, Spotify, and others moved to remove Jones' accounts from their platforms in quick succession, with many saying his content violated their hate speech policies.

Amazon, on the other hand, continues to host numerous videos from Jones that it classifies as documentaries, including "The Obama Deception," and "Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA."

Conspiracy films could violate Amazon's hate speech policy

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Out of the major streaming platforms, Amazon appears to recommend the most conspiracy material. A cursory search of "Illuminati," "New World Order," and "9/11" yielded over 35 results that suggested conspiracy, compared to 14 films in Hulu's conspiracy section, and 4 Netflix films that focus on aliens and the moon landing. Amazon's issue could be due in part to its Prime Video Direct service, which allows content creators to directly upload content.

Amazon, like many platforms, has a loose set of guidelines dictating what users are allowed to upload to its platform. "Graphic sexually explicit or violent acts" and content featuring "gratuitous nudity and/or erotic themes" is not allowed.

The company also has a hate speech policy that could potentially be applied to certain conspiracy films. "Content that promotes hate speech, incites racial or gender hatred, or promotes groups or organizations that support such beliefs," is not eligible according to Amazon.

Hulu does not have a publicly accessible policy against hate speech.

When Alex Jones and InfoWars were kicked off of numerous platforms, Apple, Facebook, and YouTube referenced similar hate speech policies as their basis for doing so.

Read more: Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube shut down Infowars' Alex Jones

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Amazon has faced scrutiny in the past for lax enforcement of rules on Prime Video and on its general site, and for allowing users to sell items like neo-Nazi children's books and swastika pendants on its marketplace before they were removed.

"Unfortunately, platforms tend to be reluctant to remove such content or to accept that it is a breach of their hate speech policies," Oboler said. "The bottom line is that such content attracts eyeballs, which translates into revenue."

Jennifer Grygiel, a communications professor at Syracuse University who specializes in emerging media and corporate social responsibility, told INSIDER the user-driven nature of Prime Video makes it dangerous, especially if users design content that is "at the edge" of the policy.

"Some viewers might be viewing this through Prime not realizing that it's another user, and they might give it more weight as a documentary than if it were on YouTube. It could actually give the air of more legitimacy if they assume it's being produced by an actual studio," Grygiel said. "There's potential even for state actors to go in and create this stuff — this could become targeted."

Grygiel said that without proper moderation, conspiracy theories and the latent hate within them could spread.

"They're tapping into memetic frameworks. As they're shared, they get strengthened over time," said Grygiel. "Not engaging in moderation makes it worse. It will grow and spread and become problematic."

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LONDRES — Nenhuma mulher está na lista de indicados a melhor diretor na premiação da Academia Britânica de Artes do Cinema e Televisão (Bafta, na sigla em inglês), que será realizado neste domingo, em Londres. Isso se repete desde 2013, quando Kathryn Bigelow disputou pela dramatização da caça a Osama bin Laden em “A hora mais escura”. Ela é ainda a única mulher desde a criação do Bafta, em 1968, a ter vencido a categoria, em 2009, por “Guerra ao terror”.

É claro que o Bafta não é exceção nesse aspecto. Também não há nenhuma cineasta mulher indicada ao Oscar deste ano e, em 91 anos de história, apenas cinco delas disputaram a estatueta de direção — mais uma vez, só Bigelow ganhou, também por “Guerra ao terror”. Links premiações

Quando o Bafta foi incapaz de indicar mulheres no ano passado, apesar do sucesso de Greta Gerwig “Lady Bird: A hora de voar”, a diretora da Academia Jane Lush disse à “Variety” que a questão era apenas um reflexo de problemas sistêmicos maiores. “Não se trata de culpar as pessoas, e sim refletir sobre o que podemos fazer para tornar diferente”, comentou. O fato é que apenas quatro das 100 maiores bilheterias de 2018 foram de filmes de mulheres: “Uma dobra no tempo” (de Ava DuVernay), “Não vai dar” (Kay Cannon), “Sexy por acidente” (Abby Kohn) e “Meu ex é um espião” (Susanna Fogel).

A diretoras mulheres dificilmente são oferecidos os tipos de projetos de grandes estúdios como “Nasce uma estrela” ou “Green book: O guia”, que naturalmente nascem como favoritos a prêmios. Apenas 10% dos filmes que se inscreveram no Bafta deste ano foram dirigidos por elas. Há ainda uma relutância geral dos estúdios em investir quantidade significativa de dinheiro em campanhas de premiações para filmes de diretoras. Há uma ideia de que eles são íntimos e com orçamentos muito baixos para competir com os obras mais pomposas.

A exceção que comprova a regra é a indicação de Greta Gerwig ao Oscar de 2018. Apesar de não ter convencido os votantes do Bafta, Melissa Silverstein, fundadora da organização Women and Hollywood, disse à “Vanity Fair” que Greta foi uma das poucas mulheres a ter acesso às ferramentas necessárias para lanãr uma campanha de sucesso. “Ela estava em todo lugar. Havia dinheiro por trás dela, ela tinha uma ótima história, e seu filme ressoou em muitas pessoas. Você vê o que é preciso para alcançar a linha de chegada: dinheiro e acesso ao capital”, analisou.

No entanto, há um limite para premiações como o Bafta simplesmente passarem a culpa. A falta de mulheres indicadas a direção este ano é particularmente chocante porque houve força suficiente por trás de vários filmes dirigidos por elas para vê-los disputando outras categorias. Melissa McCarthy e Richard E Grant foram indicados por suas atuações em "Poderia me perdoar?", que ainda entrou como roteiro adaptado. Porém, a diretora do filme, Marielle Heller, não foi reconhecida. É uma distorção que ignora como seu trabalho por trás das lentes ajudou a encontrar o tom notável do filme, que permitiu que a personagem de Melissa, a outrora bem-sucedida biógrafa Lee Israel, fosse desafiadora e amarga diante das circunstâncias, sem nunca testar a empatia do público com ela. MV5BNTQyMjUyNTI0OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDc0NzY0NjM@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,1498,1000_AL_.jpg

Margot Robbie também conseguiu uma indicação por sua atuação como Elizabeth I em "Duas rainhas", de Josie Rourke, enquanto "Cafarnaum", de Nadine Labaki, disputa como melhor filme em língua estrangeira.

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"É estranho. Existem tantas mulheres que fizeram trabalhos incríveis neste ano, mas elas foram completamente ignoradas pelos prêmios. De muitas maneiras, me sinto feliz por estar trabalhando, mas tem momentos em que olho em volta e percebo que ainda temos muito a fazer", disse Marielle Heller, diretora de "Poderia me perdoar?", à "Vogue".

A era das desculpas acabou. Os trabalhos estão sendo feitos, mas agora é a vez dos estúdios darem apoio financeiro para filmes dirigidos por mulheres de modo que os coloquem na linha de frente das corridas pelos prêmios. Além, claro, dos jurados das premiações darem um passo para trás e examinarem como seus preconceitos internos podem estar impedindo as mulheres de obter o devido reconhecimento. É um ciclo vicioso, mas alguém precisa quebrá-lo.

O Bafta deste domingo tem como principais indicados o filme sobre a banda Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody”, o drama espacial “O primeiro homem”, a produção da Netflix “Roma” e a nova versão do musical “Nasce uma estrela”, com sete indicações cada. A comédia política “Vice” foi lembrada em seis categorias, e “Infiltrado na Klan”, em cinco. A campeã de indicações é “A favorita”, que pode acabar com 12 prêmios.

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Leviticus 10–12 (Listen)

The Death of Nadab and Abihu

10 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized1 fire before the LORD, which he had not commanded them. And fire came out from before the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD. Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the LORD has said: ‘Among those who are near me I will be sanctified, and before all the people I will be glorified.’” And Aaron held his peace.

And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, “Come near; carry your brothers away from the front of the sanctuary and out of the camp.” So they came near and carried them in their coats out of the camp, as Moses had said. And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar his sons, “Do not let the hair of your heads hang loose, and do not tear your clothes, lest you die, and wrath come upon all the congregation; but let your brothers, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning that the LORD has kindled. And do not go outside the entrance of the tent of meeting, lest you die, for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you.” And they did according to the word of Moses.

And the LORD spoke to Aaron, saying, “Drink no wine or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the tent of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. 10 You are to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean, 11 and you are to teach the people of Israel all the statutes that the LORD has spoken to them by Moses.”

12 Moses spoke to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his surviving sons: “Take the grain offering that is left of the LORD's food offerings, and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for it is most holy. 13 You shall eat it in a holy place, because it is your due and your sons' due, from the LORD's food offerings, for so I am commanded. 14 But the breast that is waved and the thigh that is contributed you shall eat in a clean place, you and your sons and your daughters with you, for they are given as your due and your sons' due from the sacrifices of the peace offerings of the people of Israel. 15 The thigh that is contributed and the breast that is waved they shall bring with the food offerings of the fat pieces to wave for a wave offering before the LORD, and it shall be yours and your sons' with you as a due forever, as the LORD has commanded.”

16 Now Moses diligently inquired about the goat of the sin offering, and behold, it was burned up! And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the surviving sons of Aaron, saying, 17 “Why have you not eaten the sin offering in the place of the sanctuary, since it is a thing most holy and has been given to you that you may bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the LORD? 18 Behold, its blood was not brought into the inner part of the sanctuary. You certainly ought to have eaten it in the sanctuary, as I commanded.” 19 And Aaron said to Moses, “Behold, today they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD, and yet such things as these have happened to me! If I had eaten the sin offering today, would the LORD have approved?” 20 And when Moses heard that, he approved.

Clean and Unclean Animals

11 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the hare, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

“These you may eat, of all that are in the waters. Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat. 10 But anything in the seas or the rivers that does not have fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you. 11 You shall regard them as detestable; you shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses. 12 Everything in the waters that does not have fins and scales is detestable to you.

13 “And these you shall detest among the birds;2 they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: the eagle,3 the bearded vulture, the black vulture, 14 the kite, the falcon of any kind, 15 every raven of any kind, 16 the ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind, 17 the little owl, the cormorant, the short-eared owl, 18 the barn owl, the tawny owl, the carrion vulture, 19 the stork, the heron of any kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.

20 “All winged insects that go on all fours are detestable to you. 21 Yet among the winged insects that go on all fours you may eat those that have jointed legs above their feet, with which to hop on the ground. 22 Of them you may eat: the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind. 23 But all other winged insects that have four feet are detestable to you.

24 “And by these you shall become unclean. Whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 25 and whoever carries any part of their carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 26 Every animal that parts the hoof but is not cloven-footed or does not chew the cud is unclean to you. Everyone who touches them shall be unclean. 27 And all that walk on their paws, among the animals that go on all fours, are unclean to you. Whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 28 and he who carries their carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening; they are unclean to you.

29 “And these are unclean to you among the swarming things that swarm on the ground: the mole rat, the mouse, the great lizard of any kind, 30 the gecko, the monitor lizard, the lizard, the sand lizard, and the chameleon. 31 These are unclean to you among all that swarm. Whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until the evening. 32 And anything on which any of them falls when they are dead shall be unclean, whether it is an article of wood or a garment or a skin or a sack, any article that is used for any purpose. It must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the evening; then it shall be clean. 33 And if any of them falls into any earthenware vessel, all that is in it shall be unclean, and you shall break it. 34 Any food in it that could be eaten, on which water comes, shall be unclean. And all drink that could be drunk from every such vessel shall be unclean. 35 And everything on which any part of their carcass falls shall be unclean. Whether oven or stove, it shall be broken in pieces. They are unclean and shall remain unclean for you. 36 Nevertheless, a spring or a cistern holding water shall be clean, but whoever touches a carcass in them shall be unclean. 37 And if any part of their carcass falls upon any seed grain that is to be sown, it is clean, 38 but if water is put on the seed and any part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

39 “And if any animal which you may eat dies, whoever touches its carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 40 and whoever eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. And whoever carries the carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening.

41 “Every swarming thing that swarms on the ground is detestable; it shall not be eaten. 42 Whatever goes on its belly, and whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet, any swarming thing that swarms on the ground, you shall not eat, for they are detestable. 43 You shall not make yourselves detestable with any swarming thing that swarms, and you shall not defile yourselves with them, and become unclean through them. 44 For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground. 45 For I am the LORD who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.”

46 This is the law about beast and bird and every living creature that moves through the waters and every creature that swarms on the ground, 47 to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean and between the living creature that may be eaten and the living creature that may not be eaten.

Purification After Childbirth

12 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If a woman conceives and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days. As at the time of her menstruation, she shall be unclean. And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. Then she shall continue for thirty-three days in the blood of her purifying. She shall not touch anything holy, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying are completed. But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her menstruation. And she shall continue in the blood of her purifying for sixty-six days.

“And when the days of her purifying are completed, whether for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the entrance of the tent of meeting a lamb a year old for a burnt offering, and a pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering, and he shall offer it before the LORD and make atonement for her. Then she shall be clean from the flow of her blood. This is the law for her who bears a child, either male or female. And if she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves or two pigeons,4 one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.”


[1] 10:1 Or strange
[2] 11:13 Or things that fly; compare Genesis 1:20
[3] 11:13 The identity of many of these birds is uncertain
[4] 12:8 Septuagint two young pigeons


Evening: Matthew 26:1–19

Matthew 26:1–19 (Listen)

The Plot to Kill Jesus

26 When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.”

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,1 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. 12 In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

Judas to Betray Jesus

14 Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

The Passover with the Disciples

17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” 19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover.


[1] 26:6 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13


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Saturday, February 9, 2019
Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Mark 6:30-34
Friends, today’s Gospel shows Jesus’ compassion for the multitude in the desert. “When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.”

There is the motif of the people Israel in the desert after their escape from Egypt. Isolated, alone, afraid, and without food, they clamored for something from Moses. Here we see people who are dying to be fed, and a prophet who is under threat of death. This crowd around the threatened Jesus is a metaphor for the Church. We have come to him because we are hungry, and we stay even when things look bleak.

Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 328

Reading 1 Heb 13:15-17, 20-21

Brothers and sisters:
Through Jesus, let us continually offer God a sacrifice of praise,
that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have;
God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.

Obey your leaders and defer to them,
for they keep watch over you and will have to give an account,
that they may fulfill their task with joy and not with sorrow,
for that would be of no advantage to you.

May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead
the great shepherd of the sheep
by the Blood of the eternal covenant,
furnish you with all that is good, that you may do his will.
May he carry out in you what is pleasing to him through Jesus Christ,
to whom be glory forever and ever.  Amen.

Gospel Mk 6:30-34

The Apostles gathered together with Jesus
and reported all they had done and taught.
He said to them,
"Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while."
People were coming and going in great numbers,
and they had no opportunity even to eat.
So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place.
People saw them leaving and many came to know about it.
They hastened there on foot from all the towns
and arrived at the place before them.

When Jesus disembarked and saw the vast crowd,
his heart was moved with pity for them,
for they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.

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I thought to note some interesting notes that L. A. Marzulli posted as an UPDATE FROM ISRAEL from his “Speaking Schedule!” (June 3, 2018 AD)

He relates that he went to a Golan Heights locale called “Gigal Rephaim, the Circle of the Giants!” Well, the problem at this point is that Gigal Rephaim (aka Rogem Hiri and Rujm el-Hiri in Arabic) does not mean Circle (or Wheel) of the Giants and so when he notes “I will be filming there for a film that will be released in 2019” we know that the context will be “Giants” but the endeavor fails before it begins.

The term “Giants” is a generic term that merely means taller than average and so it is also subjective. Hebrew males of biblical days averaged 5.5 ft. Worst of all, the English term “Giants” is used to translate both Nephilim and Rephaim which only causes confusion and is not the least bit in either account since neither of those words mean or imply whatever one may imagine is meant by “Giants.”

Fascinatingly, Marzulli notes that he saw many “biblical trinkets” including one that “depicts…the spies coming out of the Promised Land with a huge cluster of grapes that is secured to a pole that takes two men to carry. In other words, this part of the story is accepted but the real essence of the story is ignored, i.e. that there were GIANTS in the land.”
My emphasis is that since we do not know what is meant by “GIANTS” then this means nothing—but hold on because he will give us some ideas.

But for now, note that there is a reason for why accept lots of grapes but reject “GIANTS in the land” (as for the grapes, see On giant Nephilim grapes because some actually claim that the grapes themselves were gigantic).
The key portions of Numbers 13 reads:

When they returned from spying out the land…they told him [Moses], and said,

“We went in to the land where you sent us; and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there. Amalek is living in the land of the Negev and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea and by the side of the Jordan.”

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said,

“We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it.”

But the men who had gone up with him said,

“We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us.”

So they gave out to the sons of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying,

“The land through which we have gone, in spying it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size. There also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

Thus, the part about the land in general was true, that they saw strong and well-fortified people and cities was true but only then are we told that they presented “a bad report” and only within that “bad report” do they claim that actually, three things that are found nowhere in the entire rest of the Bible: 1. That there were post-flood Nephilim, 2. That Anakim are related to Nephilim and 3. That Nephilim were unusually tall.
Since were are not to build doctrines on one verse then these three points are to be taken for what they are: fear mongering don’t go in the woods style scare tactics by unfaithful/disloyal spies who were said to present “a bad report” and were rebuked for it.
The wilderness dwelling spies were clearly intimidated by large well protected cities, Caleb chimes in to encourage (he “quieted the people”) and so they take they concoct a tall tale.
Moreover, Moses and Caleb affirm the Anakim were in the land and God affirms the Amalekites and Canaanites were in the land but none of them say anything about Nephilim nor that those tribes were related to them.
So, chose you this day: will you believe rebuked disloyal/unfaithful spies? As for me and my house, we will believe Moses, Caleb (Joshua) and God.

Here is the text again:
They report, “it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit” so far, so good—and true.
“Nevertheless” insert nervous throat clear at this point “the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large” so far, so good—and true—and nothing about Nephilim or unusual height.
Caleb says, “by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it” so far, so good—and true.
Yet, the 10 spies counter argue with “the people…are too strong for us” it is their estimation but okay, so far, so good—and true.
Only at this point is it specified to us that they “gave out…a bad report” and only within this bad report do they make the three claims I noted above. And, incidentally, they had already made two discouraging statements so that is not the only “bad” thing about the report.

Now, to specifics: Rephaim does not mean “giants” but perhaps people with a tremendous amount more Bible and linguistic knowledge than I (which is basically everybody) opted to translate as such because they were “giants”—and before I say “whatever that means,” Marzulli tells us that king “Og was the last of the Rephaim. His bed was over 13 feet. He was a giant. why is it that Christians and Jews alike ignore what is going on here?”
Well, if the point is to enlighten Christians and Jews then I would say that telling us the size of a bed is something I will have to sleep on.

In short, he told us “His bed was over 13 feet. He was a giant” but the sentence should have only logically read, “His bed was over 13 feet. It was gigantic.” Sure, I get it: we take the size of his bed, shave off a foot or so and assume that this equals his personal height. If you did that to my bed and I then sure, you would get my personal height pretty accurately. However, if you did it with my bed’s width, you would think that I am five times wider than I actually am.
The point is really that even if we can base his height from his bed’s size we have to admit that such is how we are concluding as much and not because we are told his height.
The fact is that there are many reasons why he may have had a bed that was larger than he was. I should point out that if he was 13 or so feet tall then: good for him: that is essentially a non-issue for me. My concern is how we come to such conclusions. He may have been living the lifestyles of the rich and in-famous, he may have had his harem sharing his bed with him, etc. Also, as I will point out in my book What Does the Bible Say About Giants and Nephilim? A Styled Giantology and Nephilology (which has not been published as of when I am posting this, February 2019 AD, but may have been by the time you read this so check here for it):

“It is an interesting fact that Alexander the Great, in his march to India, arranged his camp grounds and cavalry cribs in double number and of unusual size, that he might produce in the inhabitants of the land strange ideas of the size of his army”—John Peter Lange, Lange’s Commentary on the Holy Scripture, Volume 1: Genesis to Ruth

Marzulli then tells us that “All of this is spelled out with great specificity in the Biblical narrative when we read in Genesis 3:15” and before you say “I must have missed that part of the text,” he elucidates that he is referring to “The Seed of the serpent” and that “If we don’t come to grips with what Genesis 3:15 states we are ignorant of the rest of the Bible and will have no idea of what is going on only three chapters later when the sons of God go into the daughters of men.” Yet, this is largely incoherent for a few reasons including that the Bible knows nothing of the seed of the serpent being generic but it is based on actions: those do perform ungodly actions, see Serpent Seed of Satan article in a Christian apologetics journal.

Upon reference to “The Seed of the serpent” he states, “Their offspring were the Nephilm. Guess what? The Nephilim are in the Promised land thousands of years later.” This is rather odd since he is stating that “The Seed of the serpent” are the “sons of God” Angels of Genesis 6. Well, I supposed that since those Angels fell then they did perform ungodly actions so could be referred to as “Seed of the serpent.” Yet, it is much better to avoid the term “Seed of the serpent,” particularly in this context in which we can just quote “sons of God,” since “Seed of the serpent” implies an entire theory against which I am publishing a five volume set of books, see for the series Cain as Serpent Seed of Satan.

Marzulli emphasizes “As the Bible clearly states: The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—the days of Noah—and also afterward when the sons of God saw the daughters of men and had children by them. For the life of me, I don’t understand while some people can’t get their heads around the fact that there was a second incursion.”
Note that he is not quoting the text but is paraphrasing it along with his commentary. Genesis 6 does not “clearly state” that “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—the days of Noah—and also afterward…” The text states, “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward” and Marzulli offers that this refers to the days of Noah. However, the text tells us what it means by “those days” twice: v. 1 “when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them” and v. 4 “when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men” (and this statement follows directly from the those days and afterward statement). I know not exactly when “those days” were but it may have been as early as when Adam and Eve’s children started having children. Yet, the point is that Nephilim were around from whenever those days were and also after whenever those days were with no necessity that after that was post-flood: simply from the point of commencement until the flood—which is why there are no post-flood Nephilim.
Also, I don’t understand while some people can’t get their heads around the fact that claiming post-flood Nephilim (another “incursion”) would imply defeating at least part of God’s purpose for the flood.

Well, Marzulli elucidates this point as well, “Jesus also states that it will be like the Days of Noah when he returns. The hallmark of the Days of Noah and what really differentiates them from all other days is the presence of the Fallen Angles creating a hybrid race known as the Nephilim.”
The issue is that even if “The hallmark of the Days of Noah” was “presence of the Fallen Angles” the fact is that Jesus was very specific about why and how he referred to those days since He said this in Matthew 24:

…the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.

Thus, the emphasis was an example of people going about with a business as usual mindset whilst being unaware and unprepared for judgment.
Fine, but perhaps we can still go beyond His emphasis since “The hallmark of the Days of Noah” was “presence of the Fallen Angles.” No, cannot do that because within the very same context, Jesus also directed us to the “Days of Lot” and for the very same reason in Luke 17:

…just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.

Thus, within Jesus’ context, the hallmark of the days of Noah and Lot was not the presence of the fallen Angles, etc. but business as usual unawareness/unpreparedness.

Lastly, Marzulli tells us “In my opinion, this is happening now with the so-called UFO abduction phenomenon and the breeding program that is ongoing which is creating a race of hybrids.” Now, whatever you may think of correlating fallen Angels with aliens (see my book Fifty Shades of Gray Aliens), there is still the fact that this would imply defeating at least part of God’s purpose for the flood and also ignoring the fact that the Bible knows absolutely nothing of any sort of return of the Nephilim concept whatsoever.

So, when Marzulli leaves us with “I will most likely do a series on this soon as I think it is both timely and important” we can, sadly, know ahead of time that it will be problematic just as the one he will do about Gigal Rephaim.

Lastly, I wrote to the Israel Travel and Tours site in order to ask why their Gilgal Rephaim: The Israeli Stonehenge web page translated Rephaim as giants. The reply was “As you'll see on the page about Gilgal Refaim, Refaim is not translated as giants, but rather as ‘ghosts.’ ‘Wheel of Giants’ is just one of the names used to describe the site. ‘The Gilgal or Galgal in Hebrew means a circle. Refaim means ghosts. But the Refaim were also a race of giant people that lived in the Bashan, which is the Golan of today.’”
Well, this was actually a misguided reply since by telling me that they are not translating Rephaim/Refaim as giants but then quoting “Wheel of Giants” from the page, they are affirming that they do just that. In any case, there is a reason, or so it seems to me, why Rephaim refers to “ghosts” and also to people groups—but I will save that for my upcoming book “What Does the Bible Say About Nephilim and Giants?”

For some related info, see my books (on which I am offering a money saving deal:
What Does the Bible Say About Angels? A Styled Angelology
What Does the Bible Say About Demons? A Styled Demonology
What Does the Bible Say About the Devil Satan? A Styled Satanology
The Paranormal in Early Jewish and Christian Commentaries: Over a Millennia’s Worth of Comments on Angels, Cherubim, Seraphim, Satan, the Devil, Demons, the Serpent and the Dragon



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          Diundang ke KTT Perdamaian Timur Tengah, Palestina Tegaskan Tak akan Hadir      Cache   Translate Page, New York - Seorang pejabat tinggi Amerika Serikat mengatakan bahwa Palestina diundang ke konferensi tentang Timur Tengah yang diadakan Polandia pekan depan.

Namun, pejabat-pejabat tinggi Palestina menegaskan mereka tidak akan hadir, demikian dikutip dari laman VOA Indonesia, Minggu (10/2/2019).

Menurut pejabat Amerika itu, dalam konferensi dijadwalkan penasihat senior Gedung Putih, Jared Kushner, akan memaparkan rencana perdamaian antara Palestina dan Israel.

Presiden Palestina Mahmoud Abbas menyarankan Amerika Serikat membatalkan keputusannya mengakui Yerusalem sebagai ibukota Israel dan memulihkan bantuan kepada bangsa Palestina.

Abbas mengemukakan alasan bahwa kedua isu itu merongrong usaha untuk mewujudkan solusi dua negara terhadap konflik yang sudah lama berlangsung.

Menurut Kementerian Luar Negeri Amerika, lebih dari 40 negara diundang ke konferensi itu yang akan diadakan di Warsawa dari tanggal 12 hingga 14 Februari.


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Abbas: Israel Hambat Perkembangan di Timur Tengah karena Duduki Palestina

Pangeran William dari Inggris berjabat tangan dengan Presiden Palestina Mahmud Abbas di Tepi Barat Kota Ramallah, (27/6). Pada kunjungannya, Pangeran William mengharapkan perdamaian abadi di Timur Tengah. (AFP PHOTO / Pool / Alaa Badarneh)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Presiden Palestina Mahmoud Abbas mengemukakan di PBB pada Selasa (15/1) bahwa Israel menghambat perkembangan di Timur Tengah karena menduduki wilayah Palestina, dan ia kembali berseru bagi pendirian negara Palestina merdeka.

Mahmoud Abbas mengemukakan hal ini dalam upacara serah-terima jabatan ketua Kelompok 77 dan China dari Mesir kepada Palestina di markas PBB, New York. Palestina berstatus peninjau di PBB tetapi dengan mengetuai kelompok terbesar negara berkembang di badan dunia itu profilnya naik.

Di hadapan hadirin Abbas mengatakan "kolonisasi dan pendudukan Israel yang berlanjut di negara Palestina merongrong pembangunan dan kemampuan Palestina untuk bekerjasama dan berkordinasi dan menghambat pembangunan masa depan yang terpadu bagi semua bangsa di kawasan".

Seterusnya Abbas mengatakan, ia komit pada "penyelesaian damai dan mengakhiri pendudukan serta perwujudan negara Palestina merdeka dengan Yerusalem timur sebagai ibukotanya, hidup berdampingan secara damai dan aman dengan negara Israel".

Abbas memutuskan hubungan dengan pemerintahan Trump dan berikrar akan menentang tiap usul perdamaian dari Amerika, yang ia katakan bakal bias memihak Israel.

Majelis Umum PBB tahun lalu mengadopsi resolusi memberi negara Palestina peninjau hak untuk menjadi ketua Kelompok 77 yang beranggota 134 negara di PBB.

Amerika menentang pemberian hak itu dengan argumen Palestina tidak harus dibolehkan menduduki jabatan ketua Kelompok 77 sebab bukan anggota penuh PBB.

Palestina berstatus peninjau dan bukan anggota penuh PBB tetapi diberi beberapa keistimewaan tertentu seperti boleh ikut dalam perjanjian internasional tetapi tidak mempunyai hak suara di Majelis Umum PBB.

          9 tendências para a cozinha que você precisa saber      Cache   Translate Page      

Direto da Ambiente 2019, que acontece em Frankfurt, na Alemanha, selecionamos as tendências mais incríveis para a cozinha que você precisa saber. Anote as dicas!

+ 3 estilos de decoração que podem invadir a sua casa em 2019
+ Decoração de cozinhas: mais de 150 ideias e estilos
+ Como usar pratos foscos na decoração

Cozinha preta
9 tendências para a cozinha que você precisa saber (Foto: Paula Jacob)


A tão falada (e desejada) cozinha preta parece que não vai ser de cena tão cedo. Com ares nipônicos, as louças aparecem em cerâmica de linhas minimalistas. As combinações arredondadas e com outros itens de madeira completam essa atmosfera atemporal e elegante.

Combinações diferentes
9 tendências para a cozinha que você precisa saber (Foto: Paula Jacob)


Se servir um jantar é a sua praia, aproveite para variar um pouco ao colocar a mesa. Conjuntos de cores diferentes para cada pessoa trazem alegria e personalidade para a ocasião.

Animal print


9 tendências para a cozinha que você precisa saber (Foto: Paula Jacob)


Quase uma unanimidade entre as marcas expositoras de cozinha e jantar, o animal print está de volta em diversas opções: só o desenho do pêlo do animal, o animal completo, a combinação de ambos, como desejar. Variações em preto e branco deixam a referência menos óbvia e, para quem ainda não consegue usar tantas cores, pode ser uma porta de entrada fácil.



9 tendências para a cozinha que você precisa saber (Foto: Paula Jacob)


Assim como o animal print, os pássaros ganharam bastante espaço em louças mais elaboradas, que servem quase como estátuas na mesa de jantar ou na estante.

Azul e cinza


9 tendências para a cozinha que você precisa saber (Foto: Paula Jacob)


Uma das combinações mais fáceis de fazer e que trazem certo conforto visual é o cinza com o azul. Como os tons acinzentados estão em alta em todos os âmbitos da decoração, nada melhor do que investir em peças de cozinha (louças, acessórios e utensílios domésticos) que tragam um azul com fundo cinza ao lado de peças em cinza claro.  

Laranja e verde
9 tendências para a cozinha que você precisa saber (Foto: Paula Jacob)


O verde militar é uma cor bastante popular, mesmo que não esteja sempre sob os holofotes. Para trazer um pouco de vida para essa cor tão fechada, a saída é combiná-la com tons de laranja bem iluminados. Aposte também na madeira clara para criar uma decoração minimalista, mas colorida.

9 tendências para a cozinha que você precisa saber (Foto: Paula Jacob)

Um dos assuntos mais falados na Ambiente 2019, a sustentabilidade é de extrema importância, dentro e fora de casa. E como a cozinha é o ambiente no qual mais produzimos lixo, é preciso começar a repensar os utensílios, o descarte e o tempo de vida dos objetos.

Pratos ovais
9 tendências para a cozinha que você precisa saber (Foto: Paula Jacob)


9 tendências para a cozinha que você precisa saber (Foto: Paula Jacob)

Depois dos pratos redondos ganharem as mesas de todo o mundo, é a vez de uma evolução do shape arredondado ficar em destaque: os formatos ovalados aparecem nas cerâmicas em diversos tamanhos, para deixar a mesa ainda mais divertida.  

Imperfeição perfeita
9 tendências para a cozinha que você precisa saber (Foto: Paula Jacob)


Peças feitas à mão que, naturalmente, resultam em itens únicos estão cada vez mais presentes no mindset dos consumidores. Mesmo que com um valor de compra mais elevado, as peças são atemporais e eternas, servem como item decorativo ou pratos para comer e servir o alimento.

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          UFC 234 live coverage: Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya      Cache   Translate Page      

          Comment on One-sided debate discussing Democrats plummeting support for Israel on anti-Israel CNN by RCCA      Cache   Translate Page      
You can personally reject all you want but my comment was aimed at the progressive cause against discrimination of various minority groups who are championed by the left and largely accepted now in mainstream American society. (gays and people of color) I'm saying that we can not remain blind to the undercurrent of anti-semitism just because Jews in the US are not underprivileged. The US Constitution guarantees equal rights for all regardless of sex, religion or race. If you are a loyal American you reject discrimination. There is no reason to compare people with same sex orientation to members of a religion or members of a racial group, and I did not do that. There is nothing joining them together other than being mistreated or having been mistreated.
          Comment on “Palestinian” Muslim arrested in the brutal murder of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher by Walt Parkman      Cache   Translate Page      
When putting messages in here using my name, as careless as that seems, I have been careful not to make any direct threats to specific persons. This is not that type of site. Pamela's articles and books do not call for violent action, just political action. Her Draw Mohammad contest was not violent, although it inspired the FBI to violence. I have said very general things, making simple remarks about the sickening, utterly harmful death cult of islam. The islam experience I had was relatively minor, nobody was murdered, and it made no news. In fact, because I have no particular importance in society, and live in sort of a remote area, I feel a sort of careless immunity to muslim violence. Any muslim who wants to travel out to my little neighborhood just to argue about islam would be disappointed. Nothing here but a few casinos. The largest battery factory in the world is down the road, but those people don't have time for any bullshit like jihad. Putting messages in here has been my little revenge for the experience I had, and it has definitely helped. But once in awhile an article comes along that really makes an impression on me and makes me want to directly threaten somebody. Palestinians. Pure evil. And why no coverage about Ori Ansbacher in the average media? Google Ori Ansbacher and all you see are Israeli news sites. And then, also, there are all the anonymous muslim shits on Facebook as shown above. Cowards. Evil too. So, I am thankful for the rule of law and the Civilization that I depend on. May all evil be conquered.
          Live Blog: Israel Adesanya fights in UFC 234      Cache   Translate Page      
Rising New Zealand UFC middleweight star Israel Adesanya's fight today could give him a shot at the title. Follow Jamie Wall's live blog of the full UFC 234 event in Melbourne.
          Adesanya to headline UFC 234      Cache   Translate Page      
UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya will headline UFC 234 in Melbourne after champion Robert Whittaker was ruled out with a hernia.
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          Israeli Security Forces Detain Palestinian Suspected of Killing 19-Year-Old Girl      Cache   Translate Page      
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israel's Counter Terrorism Unit (ICTU, or Yamam) detained on Saturday a Palestinian, who is suspected of killing a 19-year-old Israeli girl, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
          Comment on One-sided debate discussing Democrats plummeting support for Israel on anti-Israel CNN by NITZAKHON      Cache   Translate Page      
And there are some of us who are screaming at our fellow American Jews on this. E.g.:
          Comment on One-sided debate discussing Democrats plummeting support for Israel on anti-Israel CNN by NITZAKHON      Cache   Translate Page      
Gaza has hotels and beautiful beaches and restaurants. Somehow that doesn't sound like a concentration camp.
          Call for Applications: UNAOC Young Peacebuilders in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the Call for Applications for the 2019 edition of the Young Peacebuilders in Middle East and North Africa programme.  Application Deadline: 23rd February 2019 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (New York). Eligible Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi […]
          Museveni irrigated by Israel      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Nombran a Medina líder estatal de MC      Cache   Translate Page      
Durante la toma de posesión, Israel Medina dijo que MC no debe cometer los mismo errores en los que han caído otros partidos en Jalisco.
          Measles in Europe: infection rates highest in a decade, says WHO; over 2,500 in Italy      Cache   Translate Page      
GENEVA, FEBRUARY 9 – In 2018, measles killed 72 children and adults in the European Region, which consists of 53 countries, including Azerbaijan, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Close to 82,600 people in 47 of those 53 countries contracted the virus, representing the highest number of annual cases in the past decade: […]
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  1. UFC 234: Robert Whittaker injury, world roasts Melbourne fight card
  2. UFC 234 | Robert Whittaker hospitalised, out of Kelvin Gastelum middleweight title defence in Melbourne  Wide World of Sports
  3. UFC 234 live: Israel Adesanya v Anderson Silva, live results, how to watch, start time, full card  Fox Sports
  4. Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum: UFC 234 live stream, blog, how to watch  Herald Sun
  5. Robert Whittaker pulls out of UFC 234
  6. View full coverage on Google News

           Comentario en Venezuela: epicentro geopolítico mundial. Por Ángel Guerra Cabrera por Tocororo       Cache   Translate Page      
Cuando la psicópata criminal de guerra Hilary Clinton, (demócrata), la enviada, y entonces secretaria de estado del régimen de Obama (demócrata), verdadero inductor de la invasión y el caos en Libia, así como su primer golpe blando (smart power) en Latinoamérica, en Honduras, fue sorprendida la Hilary, aparentemente cuando se reía a carcajadas, la psicópata de marras, cuando ya se materializó el calculado asesinato y sodomización del presidente de Libia, Gadafi, con aquella frase histórica sacada del culto latín para bestializarlo en ese inglés yankee de goma de mascar, "we came, we saw, he died". Ya tenían planificado el mismo guión en Siria, con decapitación en este caso del presidente Bashad Al Assad, pero aquí no les funcionó porque el pueblo ha apoyado con su entrega y sus propias vidas a su patria y a su presidente, y finalmente han sido prácticamente derrotados militarmente los mercenarios creados por ese imperio forajido y más demencial de la historia de la humanidad, EEUU, colocado geográficamente por desgracia a 90 millas, pero ahora en Siria queda otra guerra, la económica, y que el forajido imperio también la tiene declarada para impedir como sea que se reconstruya Siria, que ha quedado sin una infraestructura sana, también el régimen forajido yankee cuenta con su aliado "natural" Israel para otros "planes secretos" y que en este caso están "debajo de la mesa" , no "sobre la mesa" como les gusta decir a estos fascistas furibundos con sus opciones. Obama el demócrata, apostó en su momento por una ofensiva en tres frentes a la vez: Golpe de estado en Ucrania (Pza. Maidan), destrucción y caos en Libia, y golpe de estado en Venezuela, porque había que dejar claro que el imperialismo seguía mandando de forma unilateral, los escogidos y excepcionales, americanos (como les gusta llamarse a ellos mismos). Dwight Eisenhower, que se declaró republicano, organizó la invasión contra el gobierno de Jacobo Arbenz y su asesinato, en Guatemala en 1954. Lyndon Johnson, demócrata, que sustituyó al asesinado JFK, invadió la República Dominicana para derrocar a Juan Bosch en 1965. Richard Nixon, republicano, y su asesor especial, Henry Kissinger, prepararon el golpe de estado en Chile en 1973 y asesinar a Salvador Allende. Son tres ejemplos primicias de estos "salvadores" de las democracias en Latinoamérica, por supuesto que se quedan muchas más intervenciones, sin ir más lejos en Playa Girón, donde fueron derrotados en 72 h. todos los mercenarios de la "heroica" e "invencible" brigada de asalto 2506 que partieron de la entonces Nicaragua a playa Girón en el día D, hora H y C de compota finalmente. Hoy en día en la infecta Miami, dicha "heroica" brigada 2506 siguen celebrando anualmente, "Je ne sais quoi" ..
          Minotauro sobre chance de Anderson disputar cinturão: 'Gasolina a mais'      Cache   Translate Page      
Após praticamente dois anos, Anderson Silva retorna, na madrugada deste domingo, ao octógono. No UFC 234, em Melbourne, na Austrália, o adversário do ex-campeão do peso-médio será o nigeriano Israel Adesanya. Ex-mestre de Spider, Minotauro vê o...
          "Israel" lakukan simulasikan perang lawan "Hizbullah"      Cache   Translate Page      
TEL AVIV ( – “Israel” telah melakukan latihan militer yang mensimulasikan perang dengan “Hizbullah”, lansir MEMO (9/2/2019). Juru bicara Angkatan Darat “Israel”, Avichai Adraee, mengatakan bahwa brigade tentara “Israel” Givati ​​melakukan latihan selama sepekan, mencatat bahwa pasukan lapis baja, artileri dan teknik – yang didukung oleh angkatan udara – ikut serta dalam latihan tersebut. Latihan […]
          UFC 234 live results      Cache   Translate Page      
Before UFC 234's main event between Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva, a multitude of undercard fights had major implications. Here's how it all went down.
          UFC 234 Results      Cache   Translate Page      

Heading into fight day, UFC 234 was expected to be headlined by a middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. However, Whittaker withdrew the morning of the fight due to a hernia-related issue. The new main event will be what was the co-main event. That fight will see Israel Adesanya take on Anderson Silva. During fight week interviews, UFC president, Dana White, has stated […]

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When I See the Blood

“And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:13) 

Free-will religion has made the difference between heaven and hell, salvation or damnation, to be dependent on or conditioned on the sinner seeing the blood of Christ. Preachers make the sinner’s sight the key.  How foreign this reasoning is to what the Scriptures teach! Notice the text, even about Israel of old. God did not say, “When YOU see the blood, I will pass over you.”  He declared, “When I SEE the blood…”

   Some would argue that since God is eternal, seeing the end from the beginning, then salvation occurred in eternity, God having seen the blood then.  While that may seem logical to some, yet, what God reveals to us in His Word is always as progressive revelation, or the unfolding of what He purposed and decreed from eternity and accomplished accordingly, Ephesians 1:11. Therefore, the Scripture says of God, ‘When I see the blood, I WILL pass over you,’ and not ‘having (eternally) seen the blood, I have passed over you.’ His justice required a just satisfaction and accomplishment of what He purposed, Hebrews 9:16.


   It is also important to point out that the blood of which God spoke of seeing here was NOT the blood of the typical Passover lamb. Yes, symbolically, it had to be shed but the Scripture is clear that those sacrificial lambs looked forward to the One True Lamb, the LORD Jesus Christ. Earthly physical lambs could not take away sin, Hebrews 10:4. Those Old Testament lambs were but an atonement (covering) by which God was forbearing of the sin of His people, Romans 3:25, until Christ, THE LAMB OF GOD, did come and PUT AWAY their sin, Heb. 1:3. God received the Old Testament saints and accounted them forgiven and righteous based on the certainty and promise of the LORD Jesus coming, living and dying to put away their sin, once for all. Therefore, God declared even then, ‘When I see the blood (the death of the LORD Jesus), I will pass over you (Christ our Passover was slain, 1 Cor. 5:7).

   The sinner who, by Faith, sees the blood of Christ (His death and what He accomplished,) does so because the Spirit of God gives him eyes to see. Such a one will and does respond to the Spirit’s call and Christ’s command to ‘LOOK and LIVE.’  However, such a one will readily confess that salvation is not in our seeing but in God having seen the blood. Our seeing is but the free gift of Him, having seen the blood and been satisfied in the doing and dying of His blessed Son!

          UFC 234, LIVE: Anderson Silva takes on rising star Israel Adesanya in main event      Cache   Translate Page      
UFC legend Anderson Silva takes on rising star Israel Adesanya in UFC 234's main event in Melbourne. Robert Whittaker pulled out of his fight with Kelvin Gastelum for emergency surgery.
          Different Lunatic Democrat Calls For Defunding Dept Of Homeland Security      Cache   Translate Page      
Recently elected Representative Ilhan Omar, lunatic and Jew/Israel hater, is probably upset that fellow lunatic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is getting so much press Omar calls for defunding Homeland Security — 1 hour after insisting that TSA workers get backpay Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., continues her streak of controversial tweets, this time taking aim at the Department […]
          Comment on We’re all Jewish Supremacists Now: Israeli politics, a guide for the perplexed by YoniFalic      Cache   Translate Page      
It is necessary to review basic legal principle before discussing 1) Nuremberg IMT, 2) why the State of Israel is a criminal state founded after Auschwitz and after Nuremberg IMT, and 3) why the colonial-settler invader-genocidaire conglomeration must be removed completely to give relief to the native population that suffered and continues to suffer genocide at the hands of the criminal conglomeration. Anglo-American criminal law follows the principle of criminal liability as Edward Coke stated it in the 17th century. actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea An act does not create culpability unless intent be (characteristically) culpable. Because "sit" is characteristic subjunctive, this principle should be stated without negations in English. An act creates culpability (in proportion) as the intent is culpable. Example. Homicide receives different or no punishment if the intent is found to be: 1) intentional with premeditation, 2) intentional without premeditation, 3) voluntary without premeditation but with mentally defective intent, 4) involuntary without premeditation without intent but with recklessness, 5) etc. All the crimes with which the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal charged Nazis were well defined at the time of Nuremberg IMT, and those punished met existing customary and covenantal international legal standards of actus reus and mens rea. The prosecution pointed out either implicitly or explicitly that the criminal mens rea was beyond what had previously charged to accused war criminals, and in some cases the judges agreed in written decisions. Raphael Lemkin wrote this mens reior or even mens reissima into his proposed international definition of genocide. Thus we consider Nuremberg IMT the starting point for the international anti-genocide legal regime. Caselaw of judges of international tribunals from the time period between the Nuremberg IMT and time point at which the International Convention for the Prevention and the Punishment of the Crime of Genocide went into effect is customary international antigenocide law. States and individuals had committed the crime of genocide before the Nuremberg IMT, but the mens rea had never been defined. One example is Czarist treatment of the Circassian Muslim population. Sometime Turks argue that the three Pashas during the WW1 period did not have requisite intent and thus there was no Ottoman genocide. That claim is crap. The problem probably lies in disparate discussion of the different victims of the time period. Balkan states, whose citizens were former Ottoman Christian and Muslim subjects committed an orgy of genocide on their Muslim citizens on independence. Until people begin to discuss Muslim victims of genocide as Christian victims of genocide are discussed, Turkey (and Turks in general) won't acknowledge the genocide of Armenians. While the white racist European Slavo-Turk invaders committed acts of genocide before 1947-8 (Zionist murder gangs and death squads of 30s provide numerous examples), in 47-8 Zionists put into effect plans that they had been developing since the 1880s. Zionist acti rei and mens rei are well documented -- actually much better than German Nazi acti rei and mens rea. [Of course, only a moron, ignoramus, or liar denies German Nazi mens rea associated with genocidal acts before the Holocaust or associated with the Holocaust itself.] Zionists of 47-8 were in every way as culpable as German Nazis. An international military tribunal should have been convened, and a lot of the Zionist leadership should have been hanged just like many of the German Nazi leaders were hanged. And here is the problem with failing both to abolish the white racist genocidal Slavo-Turk invader state and also to remove the criminal colonial-settler invader-genocidaire population. How can the world take the international anti-genocide legal regime seriously as long as white racist genocidal European Slavo-Turks receive a pass to commit genocide? There is no statute of limitations on genocide. The criminal conglomeration is just as guilty today as it was in 48 (already after the starting point of the international anti-genocide legal regime). The criminal conglomeration must be removed because to do otherwise says that genocidaires win if they can delay their punishment long enough. <b>Creating respect for the international anti-genocide legal regime requires abolishing the State of Israel. There is no way around this point.</b> As for US citizens that relocate to the State of Israel, 18 U.S. Code § 1091 (Genocide) is explicitly clear. Those that don't take part in violence might not be guilty under § 1091 (a), but they are certainly guilty under § 1091 (c) & (d). If I were the prosecutor, I would prosecute such people to the maximum, and I would expect the judge to sentence such people to the maximum. We already have an example of the result if such prosecution and punishment does not take place. The USA would be much better off today if 50 - 100,000 irredentist former Confederates had been hanged in the decade after the Civil War.
          Comment on Speakers who deny Palestinians are equals and justify their massacre are sages in the pages of the ‘Times’ by Bumblebye      Cache   Translate Page      
The sheer horror of the mother who had to watch the murder of her wheelchair bound daughter. The eyes of that catatonic two year old baby. Israeli barbarity. Israeli terrorists in uniform, state sanctioned.
          Comment on Copenhagen mayor awards BDS activists for their courage by Kay24      Cache   Translate Page      
The bold gesture at this time, as the article says, when trying to boycott Israel is met with punishment, especially in the US. Israel's efforts in demonizing those who are protesting their occupation, and land grabs, peacefully, should be rejected. Israel deserves to be boycotted and sanctioned, in fact it was long overdue. If this was Iran we would have shocked and awed them, and toppled their government by now.
          Comment on We’re all Jewish Supremacists Now: Israeli politics, a guide for the perplexed by Danaa      Cache   Translate Page      
Here is a recap of recent polling in Israel. Doesn't look good for the Arab Israeli parties... Gruvitz comes from the direction of Meretz, not Balad. As a member of meretz (cf. remnant of the israeli "left") obviously he preferred the vote sharing because, back in 2015, it could have garnered another seat or two for either Meretz or the Joint List. Since he believes - as he would - that meretz gives Arab israelis the best chance of becoming equal citizens, he'd consider the loss of even one seat a detriment. At the time, Balad vetoed the vote sharing because zionist liberal is still zionist (ie, they still believe israel can be a "mostly" jewish state even if not THE Jewish state). Perhaps in another universe - say the one Rabin lived in, Palestinians israeli parties could tacitly, if not overtly, prop up a minority left government. That, however is not likely to happen anytime again, in any future we can see. Balad in particular would view supporting meretz as just anothert lipstick on a pig, since meretz's entire existence is predicated on "gilding the lily " of the pretend democracy israel presents to the world. I disagree with Yossi calling it an "own goal" since in retrospect the jewish Nationality law was passed easily, and one or two additional "left leaning" seats (who would have presumably voted against such law) would not have made any difference to the outcome. More likely, it was Balad that read the situation correctly, even if that is a rather nihilistic viewpoint. IOW, a little more or little less "left soup" only helps israel's image PR, even as the country is firmly marching towards its own sunset as the religious/zealous marches right, complete with its "zieg heil" meme universe. There is a danger balad will be prevented from voting, in which case most Arab parties may boycott the elections. Many palestinians would welcome this scenario since at least it would show israel in all its true naked reality as a supremacist state (which it is). And one that's rapidly becoming theocratic too. The Indians have learned the hard way that smoking a peace pipe with white men leaders who tell mostly lies, only helps usher in the deadly reality that was in store for them all along. Now many in the Arab israeli population feel that smoking the peace pipe with the likes of meretz (which whispers sweet nothings in their ear about "equality" etc) is akin to accepting a pipe dream. So that's the nihilistic view - Israel has a meeting with destiny of its own making. Nothing will change that. Might as well hurry it along....... PS of course, it is in the nature of the "left" anywhere to hope against hope. So Gurvitz sometimes speaks as if he believes there was any real hope for any outcome other than the present one. Reminds me a bit of the American left. If one is cocooned within it, things look hopeful - somehow, Bernie will be the candidate and will win the presidency. Somehow the Deep State will allow that to happen. Somehow the democrat party will not be as craven as it's always been. Somehow ponies and rainbows will rain upon us all. Me, I support everyone who agitates for good things because hope helps lower the blood pressure.
          Comment on Intersectionality and Israel’s transnational violence by Ossinev      Cache   Translate Page      
@Amigo et al Always worth visiting Mad Melanie Phillips` home page to get a full flavour of ZioDelusion and hypocrisy. I am certain that Mad Donald would get on famously with this haridan if only she was a lot younger and a lot more stormy. Her latest piece on the Irish Parliament`s Boycott Bill is yet another classic: The Bill has now been passed by both Houses of the Irish Parliament: Very interesting how she glosses over the illuminating fact that Protestants Unionists (ie the descendants of brutal land thieving colonists - sound familiar ?) identify with Zionist Israelis whilst Republican Catholics (descendants of people whose lands and resources were stolen by the said brutal land thieving colonists) identify with Palestinians. In her warped logic scoured mind this is proof that Irish Republicans are somehow misguided. Having said that logical thinking is certainly not one of Mad Mel`s strong points witness her closing (anguished eternal longing eternal victim eternal historical right etc sob yawn) remarks viz: "It’s not just a cause for dismay that so many Irish people refuse to acknowledge the right of the Jewish people to their own land. The deeper tragedy is that this venom has poisoned some Jews, too" Yup the right of people like eg British Melanie Phillips to another peoples land. Please please please Melanie do us all a favour pack your bags get the first El Al flight to Tel Aviv and grab one of those lovely subsidised settlement apartments built on stolen native Palestinian lands. On the downside your Zio PR value value will plummet and you will end up as just one of many hundreds of domestic howling Hasbara hacks. On the plus side it is rumoured that Zioland has some decent psychiatrists. Not cherry tomato standard exactly but still they may be able to restrain and redirect some of your neuroses.
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<i>"because of..."</i> Doing yourself a whole lot of good, "Jon66". Gobs of it.
          Comment on As Israel steps up ‘Judaization’ policy, IfNotNow takes a step toward anti-Zionism by Elliot      Cache   Translate Page      
בקונגרס הולכים ומתרבים מחוקקים חדשים ש"לא ידעו את יוסף", וכך בקונגרס ה–116 מכהנים 100 חברי קונגרס (ו–10 סנאטורים) חדשים, ובהם 66 דמוקרטים. רובם פשוט אינם מתמצאים בסוגיות, ויש לפעול מולם על בסיס יומיומי. תמיד יכולנו לסמוך על המחוקקים היהודיים (29 בבית הנבחרים החדש ו–9 בסנאט), שיפעלו לחינוכם של החדשים, Baruch Bina, a former senior Israeli diplomat, sounds the alarm in Haaretz that Israel is losing America's Jews. He's an unreformed Zionist. His sole concern is the State of Israel: "In the Congress there is an increasing number of legislators who do not care for us. In the 116th Congress there are 100 are Representatives and 10 new Senators, including 66 Democrats. Most of them simply don't know the issues and we must engage them on a daily basis. We could always rely on the Jewish legislators (29 in the new House and 9 in the Senate) to educate the new members."
          Comment on We’re all Jewish Supremacists Now: Israeli politics, a guide for the perplexed by Annie Robbins      Cache   Translate Page      
thanks danaa, i have a question at the base of the thread no one has a responded to, if you have any insight i would appreciate it hearing it. sometimes it takes a long time to understand the dynamics of inside politics in a foreign country. i'm not very good at it. i would love to understand lebanon which has got to be the most confusing. it's fair to be engaged with what's going on in israel/palestine without understanding the political system, just like any country, venezuela for example. but if you are interested it takes research and listening to people from the country. the title itself, "a guide for the perplexed", it's not going to be for everyone because most people really don't care given the nightmare going on -- it's enough to know if it's not going to be netanyahu it will be another butcher. but if you want to know or understand how it works and what's going on at an overall micro level, this is exactly the kind of article that's helpful.
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@echi..<i>” Sometimes there is interest in what the enemy thinks, sure. It will always come at the price of reinforcing and consolidating, in the readers’ mind, the unquestioned pillars of basic propaganda</i> I'd take exception to this statement, for three reasons: 1. In principle, an outlet that's open to a variety of viewpoints ends up promulgating reasoned discussion in the end (ie, after one wades through the chaffe, and the riff-raff have been discouraged); 2. We either believe that the palestinian viewpoint is grounded in reason (including moral reason) or we don't. Meaning, if a position is just, allowing debate only ends up reinforcing the justness. 3. Preaching only to the choir stifles the conversation and ends up discouraging many who have much to contribute. When strictly one viewpoint is allowed and anything else is outside the pail, that is exactly the definition of propaganda. Going back to Gurvitz - applying a label, such as "zionist" to him just because he happens to live in the place where he was raised, is irrelevant. To Israelis that label means little, since they are not yearning for zion any longer. In their own mind they are living it. Zionism means something specific to Americans and others who live outside the country, as they are the ones who may be busily justifying the right of jews to have a country where they are a majority by virtue of evicting and dispossessing others. The ones who actually live there - the argument about the right to have had a country in the first place is immaterial, since there is not going to be an exodus from israel just for moral reasons. That being said, for the people who are israelis there are serious disputes about how they move forward, even as they continue to benefit from colonialism. Gurvitz has much to say about this topic as he lives the reality of it, and through people like him we learn just how deeply entrenched the current impass is. He is telling us, the world, that no matter what our political leanings are, no matter how strongly we feel about can and should be done, the fact is Israelis are moving to the right, and have been for some time. They are also becoming more religious as well as more zealous. And while we may abhor the situation there, the israeli jews who live in Israel are not about to pick up stakes and leave any time soon. As for MW, it's hard not to notice that the majority of responses are invariably generated in response to the occasional zionist who wanders in. Pieces written by Palestinians don't generate many comments precisely because most find the situation just as appalling as the writers, so what more can they say? but should a zionist commentator wander in, the flood gates will open, and many times one can get some excellent insights, new reasonings or new perceptions of events. As for israelis who live in israel - I only wish we'd have more of them posting and commenting. After all, this site is focused on the I/P situation, which is over there, and is taking place in two languages not spoken by the vast majority of people who read and comment in MW. I suggest we need to hear the perspectives from over there much more than yet another, say, Jewish person's lamentations in the US (not to discount those, of course). Gurvitz is one whose opinions and insights can only help the ones keen on understanding the reality on the ground. We need more such input not less, whether or not we agree with everything said..
          Comment on We’re all Jewish Supremacists Now: Israeli politics, a guide for the perplexed by Jon66      Cache   Translate Page      
Talk The Holocaust happened before Nuremberg. The argument is that genocide committed prior to Nuremberg was illegal as well as after. Yoni clears it up later down. It’s not that he objects to living in a territory and benefiting from genocide. Rather he can’t live in Israel because of trauma.
          Comment on We’re all Jewish Supremacists Now: Israeli politics, a guide for the perplexed by Jon66      Cache   Translate Page      
Yoni I didn’t say anything about AS. That’s certainly not my intent. If you can’t move to Israel because of personal trauma I understand. But that’s very different from not living there because you see it as a benefit of previous genocide. I hope you get the help you need
          Comment on Speakers who deny Palestinians are equals and justify their massacre are sages in the pages of the ‘Times’ by lonely rico      Cache   Translate Page      
This horrifying documentary should be required viewing for Zionists of every stripe. Israel de-legitimizes itself at every possible opportunity, has done so continuously for the last 7+ decades. A cruel & disgusting country.
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Spencer Platt

JERUSALEM—Christian Zionists were instrumental in Donald Trump’s lightning-rod decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the American embassy there, a move many imbued with spiritual meaning. Now, a Christian group aims to harness that same Evangelical people power to alter radically the status quo at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the most bitterly contentious  holy site in the Middle East.

Cry for Zion, an Israel-based organization started in 2014, is recruiting Christians worldwide in its campaign to push Israel to fully control the site, which is administered by a Muslim religious trust, the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf.

The group’s petition for “full sovereignty” for Jews, one of Cry for Zion’s several actions, has earned more than 8,760 signatures. Its YouTube presentation challenging Islam’s claim to the site has had more than 55,500 views.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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I’ve been on a tour of Israel for the past week with Roseanne Barr doing public speeches and media appearances. I was being interviewed live on Israel’s most-watched evening newscast about my trip to Israel with Roseanne Barr when the female anchor asked me about our ongoing efforts to bring people of influence to Israel. I responded that, indeed, while we bring many celebrities to Israel, we also hold celebrities who attack Israel accountable. One of the examples I gave was Natalie Portman, who was born in Jerusalem, was protected by the IDF, but chose to boycott Israel and later...
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Without a song, the day would never end; the road would never bend. In the purple dusk of twilight time, the music is a beautiful melody that haunts one's reverie. Yet the news that the Eurovision song contest (Eurovision) will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel has produced an outcry from the usual suspects, unrelentingly hostile toward the State of Israel. Participants in the annual contest, more than 50 countries, primarily but not confined to members of the European Broadcasting Union, submit an original song to be performed on live TV or over the radio. The contest has been won...
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          February 10: Exodus 26–27; Matthew 27:1–26; Psalm 37:23–40; Proverbs 10:17       Cache   Translate Page      

Old Testament: Exodus 26–27

Exodus 26–27 (Listen)

The Tabernacle

26 “Moreover, you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen and blue and purple and scarlet yarns; you shall make them with cherubim skillfully worked into them. The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits,1 and the breadth of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall be the same size. Five curtains shall be coupled to one another, and the other five curtains shall be coupled to one another. And you shall make loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set. Likewise you shall make loops on the edge of the outermost curtain in the second set. Fifty loops you shall make on the one curtain, and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is in the second set; the loops shall be opposite one another. And you shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one to the other with the clasps, so that the tabernacle may be a single whole.

“You shall also make curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle; eleven curtains shall you make. The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits. The eleven curtains shall be the same size. You shall couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and the sixth curtain you shall double over at the front of the tent. 10 You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in one set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second set.

11 “You shall make fifty clasps of bronze, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together that it may be a single whole. 12 And the part that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle. 13 And the extra that remains in the length of the curtains, the cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other side, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle, on this side and that side, to cover it. 14 And you shall make for the tent a covering of tanned rams' skins2 and a covering of goatskins on top.

15 “You shall make upright frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood. 16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a frame, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each frame. 17 There shall be two tenons in each frame, for fitting together. So shall you do for all the frames of the tabernacle. 18 You shall make the frames for the tabernacle: twenty frames for the south side; 19 and forty bases of silver you shall make under the twenty frames, two bases under one frame for its two tenons, and two bases under the next frame for its two tenons; 20 and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side twenty frames, 21 and their forty bases of silver, two bases under one frame, and two bases under the next frame. 22 And for the rear of the tabernacle westward you shall make six frames. 23 And you shall make two frames for corners of the tabernacle in the rear; 24 they shall be separate beneath, but joined at the top, at the first ring. Thus shall it be with both of them; they shall form the two corners. 25 And there shall be eight frames, with their bases of silver, sixteen bases; two bases under one frame, and two bases under another frame.

26 “You shall make bars of acacia wood, five for the frames of the one side of the tabernacle, 27 and five bars for the frames of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the frames of the side of the tabernacle at the rear westward. 28 The middle bar, halfway up the frames, shall run from end to end. 29 You shall overlay the frames with gold and shall make their rings of gold for holders for the bars, and you shall overlay the bars with gold. 30 Then you shall erect the tabernacle according to the plan for it that you were shown on the mountain.

31 “And you shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen. It shall be made with cherubim skillfully worked into it. 32 And you shall hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, with hooks of gold, on four bases of silver. 33 And you shall hang the veil from the clasps, and bring the ark of the testimony in there within the veil. And the veil shall separate for you the Holy Place from the Most Holy. 34 You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the Most Holy Place. 35 And you shall set the table outside the veil, and the lampstand on the south side of the tabernacle opposite the table, and you shall put the table on the north side.

36 “You shall make a screen for the entrance of the tent, of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, embroidered with needlework. 37 And you shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold. Their hooks shall be of gold, and you shall cast five bases of bronze for them.

The Bronze Altar

27 “You shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits3 long and five cubits broad. The altar shall be square, and its height shall be three cubits. And you shall make horns for it on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlay it with bronze. You shall make pots for it to receive its ashes, and shovels and basins and forks and fire pans. You shall make all its utensils of bronze. You shall also make for it a grating, a network of bronze, and on the net you shall make four bronze rings at its four corners. And you shall set it under the ledge of the altar so that the net extends halfway down the altar. And you shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze. And the poles shall be put through the rings, so that the poles are on the two sides of the altar when it is carried. You shall make it hollow, with boards. As it has been shown you on the mountain, so shall it be made.

The Court of the Tabernacle

“You shall make the court of the tabernacle. On the south side the court shall have hangings of fine twined linen a hundred cubits long for one side. 10 Its twenty pillars and their twenty bases shall be of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver. 11 And likewise for its length on the north side there shall be hangings a hundred cubits long, its pillars twenty and their bases twenty, of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver. 12 And for the breadth of the court on the west side there shall be hangings for fifty cubits, with ten pillars and ten bases. 13 The breadth of the court on the front to the east shall be fifty cubits. 14 The hangings for the one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and three bases. 15 On the other side the hangings shall be fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and three bases. 16 For the gate of the court there shall be a screen twenty cubits long, of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, embroidered with needlework. It shall have four pillars and with them four bases. 17 All the pillars around the court shall be filleted with silver. Their hooks shall be of silver, and their bases of bronze. 18 The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, the breadth fifty, and the height five cubits, with hangings of fine twined linen and bases of bronze. 19 All the utensils of the tabernacle for every use, and all its pegs and all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze.

Oil for the Lamp

20 “You shall command the people of Israel that they bring to you pure beaten olive oil for the light, that a lamp may regularly be set up to burn. 21 In the tent of meeting, outside the veil that is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening to morning before the LORD. It shall be a statute forever to be observed throughout their generations by the people of Israel.


[1] 26:2 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
[2] 26:14 Or of rams' skins dyed red
[3] 27:1 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters


New Testament: Matthew 27:1–26

Matthew 27:1–26 (Listen)

Jesus Delivered to Pilate

27 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. And they bound him and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate the governor.

Judas Hangs Himself

Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus1 was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself. But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is blood money.” So they took counsel and bought with them the potter's field as a burial place for strangers. Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel, 10 and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me.”

Jesus Before Pilate

11 Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You have said so.” 12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. 13 Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” 14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

The Crowd Chooses Barabbas

15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted. 16 And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. 17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up. 19 Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream.” 20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!” 23 And he said, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!”

Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified

24 So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man's blood;2 see to it yourselves.” 25 And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” 26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged3 Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.


[1] 27:3 Greek he
[2] 27:24 Some manuscripts this righteous blood, or this righteous man's blood
[3] 27:26 A Roman judicial penalty, consisting of a severe beating with a multi-lashed whip containing embedded pieces of bone and metal


Psalm: Psalm 37:23–40

Psalm 37:23–40 (Listen)

23   The steps of a man are established by the LORD,
    when he delights in his way;
24   though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong,
    for the LORD upholds his hand.
25   I have been young, and now am old,
    yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
    or his children begging for bread.
26   He is ever lending generously,
    and his children become a blessing.
27   Turn away from evil and do good;
    so shall you dwell forever.
28   For the LORD loves justice;
    he will not forsake his saints.
  They are preserved forever,
    but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
29   The righteous shall inherit the land
    and dwell upon it forever.
30   The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
    and his tongue speaks justice.
31   The law of his God is in his heart;
    his steps do not slip.
32   The wicked watches for the righteous
    and seeks to put him to death.
33   The LORD will not abandon him to his power
    or let him be condemned when he is brought to trial.
34   Wait for the LORD and keep his way,
    and he will exalt you to inherit the land;
    you will look on when the wicked are cut off.
35   I have seen a wicked, ruthless man,
    spreading himself like a green laurel tree.1
36   But he passed away,2 and behold, he was no more;
    though I sought him, he could not be found.
37   Mark the blameless and behold the upright,
    for there is a future for the man of peace.
38   But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed;
    the future of the wicked shall be cut off.
39   The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;
    he is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
40   The LORD helps them and delivers them;
    he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
    because they take refuge in him.


[1] 37:35 The identity of this tree is uncertain
[2] 37:36 Or But one passed by


Proverb: Proverbs 10:17

Proverbs 10:17 (Listen)

17   Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,
    but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.


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TEL AVIV, 5 Jamadilakhir 1440H, Ahad – Seorang lagi tahanan Palestin, Yasser Hamid Ishtea meninggal dunia di penjara Israel semalam, menjadikannya tahanan kedua mati dalam tempoh tiga hari. Channel 7 melaporkan, Yasser, 37 tahun – yang menjalani hukuman mati – didapati tidak sedarkan diri di dalam selnya di Penjara Eshel, di luar Be’er Sheba di …

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          2019-10-05 - HOMMAGE À MIKE BRANT (REMICH)      Cache   Translate Page      
Ort: Quai d'embarquement Navitours - Bateau, Schiff, Eventschiffe (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, REMICH)
Datum: 2019-10-05
Uhrzeit: 19:00 - 00:30

Erleben Sie einen musikalischen Live-Abend mit den besten Songs von Mike Brant, imitiert von Claude Arena.
Mike Brant war ein sehr populärer israelischer Sänger. Von 1970 bis 1975 zählte Mike Brant zu den erfolgreichsten Sängern Frankreichs. Brant nahm hauptsächlich Platten in Französich auf, allerdings auch ein paar in Deutsch und Englisch. 1973 wurde Mike Brant zum Sänger des Jahres gewählt.
Claude Arena wird Sie während des Abends mit auf eine musikalische Zeitreise zurück in die 70er Jahre nehmen und Sie mit seiner voluminösen und ausdrucksstarken Stimme überzeugen.
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A '''multi-party system''' is a system in which multiple political parties across the political spectrum run for national election, and all have the capacity to gain control of government offices, separately or in [[coalition government|coalition]]. Apart from [[Dominant-party system|one-party-dominant]] and [[Two-party system|two-party systems]], multi-party systems tend to be more common in [[parliamentary system]]s than [[presidential system]]s and far more common in countries that use [[proportional representation]] compared to countries that use [[first-past-the-post]] elections.

First-past-the-post requires concentrated areas of support for large representation in the [[legislature]] whereas proportional representation better reflects the range of a population's views. Proportional systems may have [[Electoral district|multi-member districts]] with more than one representative elected from a given district to the same legislative body, and thus a greater number of viable parties. [[Duverger's law]] states that the number of viable political parties is one plus the number of seats in a district.

[[Argentina]], [[Austria]], [[Belgium]], [[Brazil]], [[Croatia]], [[Denmark]], [[Finland]], [[France]], [[Germany]], [[Iceland]], [[India]], [[Indonesia]], [[Republic of Ireland|Ireland]], [[Israel]], [[Italy]], [[Lebanon]], [[Maldives]], [[Mexico]], [[Moldova]], [[Nepal]], the [[Netherlands]], [[New Zealand]], [[Norway]], [[Pakistan]], the [[Philippines]], [[Poland]], [[Portugal]], [[Romania]], [[Serbia]], [[Spain]], [[Sri Lanka]], [[Sweden]], [[Switzerland]], [[Taiwan]], [[Tunisia]] and [[Ukraine]] are examples of nations that have used a multi-party system effectively in their democracies. In these countries, usually no single party has a parliamentary majority by itself. Instead, multiple political parties are compelled to form compromised [[coalition]]s for the purpose of developing power blocks and attaining legitimate [[Mandate (politics)|mandate]].

==See also==
* [[Coalition]]
* [[Polarized pluralism]]
* [[Political organisation]]
* [[Ingroups and outgroups]]


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          Robert Whittaker Pulled From ‘UFC 234’ Main Event Due To Injury      Cache   Translate Page      

Australia's inaugral UFC champion Robert Whittaker speaks at a press conference before a UFC 221 workout session on December 12, 2017 in Perth, Australia.

With hours to go before UFC 234‘s scheduled kickoff at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, UFC president Dana White announced on Saturday that middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will be missing his scheduled title defense against Kelvin Gastelum due to an abdominal hernia.

Speaking to ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto, White explained that Whittaker experienced pain in his abdomen on Friday night, hours after successfully weighing in. He was then taken to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with a hernia. The 28-year-old Australian fighter is scheduled to undergo surgery later on Saturday, White further confirmed.

Following the cancelation of Whittaker’s fight against Gastelum, the co-main event pitting up-and-coming New Zealand fighter Israel Adesanya and mixed martial arts legend Anderson Silva was moved to the final bout of the evening. While this is a non-title fight, ESPN noted that the winner of Adesanya vs. Silva will be the next No. 1 contender for the middleweight title.

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Israel Adesanya can already imagine fighting Robert Whittaker for the UFC middleweight title later this year in a huge stadium full of roaring Australian fans ... - Source:
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Frankie Dapper replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Zionism at its finest: Jewish Settlers attacking Palestinians and Israel is keeping quiet about it.

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Frankie Dapper replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Zionism at its finest: Jewish Settlers attacking Palestinians and Israel is keeping quiet about it.

          Comment on We’re all Jewish Supremacists Now: Israeli politics, a guide for the perplexed by YoniFalic      Cache   Translate Page      
I was tired when I tried to explain the issues of the genocide and of the genocidal acts committed by white racist European Slavo-Turk colonial-settler invader-genocidaires to found and to maintain the criminal State of Israel. I meant conventional international law and not covenantal international law. I also wrote mens rei when I meant mens rea. There are probably other typos.
          UFC 234 LIVE RESULTS: Latest updates as Silva vs Adesanya headlines after Whittaker pulls out of main event with injury      Cache   Translate Page      
UFC returns TONIGHT with UFC 234 from the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The returning legend Anderson Silva vs Israel Adesanya now headlines the card after Robert Whittaker pulled out of the main event vs Kelvin Gastelum with a hernia injury. Follow all of the latest fight updates below…    
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UFC goes Down Under with UFC 234 tonight from the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. The main event was meant to be Robert Whittaker defending his his UFC middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum, but the champ is OUT of the fight after suffering a hernia injury. Now the co-main event, Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva has […]
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  1. UFC 234 | Robert Whittaker hospitalised, out of Kelvin Gastelum middleweight title defence in Melbourne  Wide World of Sports
  2. Stream UFC 234: Watch Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva live online video  Bloody Elbow
  3. UFC 234: Robert Whittaker injury, world roasts Melbourne fight card
  4. Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum: UFC 234 live stream, blog, how to watch  Herald Sun
  5. Aussie champ Rob Whittaker ruled out of title defence at UFC 234 with hernia  Fox Sports
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  1. UFC 234: Robert Whittaker Out Of Kelvin Gastelum Fight Reaction - MMA Fighting  MMAFightingonSBN
  2. Stream UFC 234: Watch Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva live online video  Bloody Elbow
  3. Hours before UFC 234, middleweight champ Robert Whittaker pulls out of main event with hernia  Yahoo Sports
  4. Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum: UFC 234 live stream, blog, how to watch  Herald Sun
  5. Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker ruled out for title defense fight  ESPN
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Live results from UFC 234: Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, live from Melbourne, Australia. Welp, we almost made it to UFC 234 without a hiccup… almost. Just hours before the fight card was set to start news broke that the defending UFC middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, was forced to withdraw […]

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          Have You Been Cursed Part 2      Cache   Translate Page      
Is it possible to curse yourself?  Why does G-d not want us to take His name in vain?  What does it mean to take G-d's name in vain?  Why did Yeshua tell us not to swear or vow at all?   Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on February 9, 2019.  To learn more about or from Congregation Shema Yisrael visit our website at
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          Israel Adesanya Defeats Anderson Silva Via Decision in UFC 234 Main Event      Cache   Translate Page      
The Last Stylebender got his signature win at UFC 234 on Saturday as Israel Adesanya defeated Anderson Silva via unanimous decision to win the main event from Melbourne, Australia...
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Brazilian veteran Rani Yahya takes on rising American Ricky Simon.
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          Anderson Silva volta após 2 anos, perde e se afasta de cinturão do UFC      Cache   Translate Page      
Anderson Silva voltou ao octógono em um encontro de gerações e foi superado por aquele que muitos apontam como o seu "clone". Na madrugada deste domingo (10), o brasileiro foi derrotado por decisão unânime pelo nigeriano Israel Adesanya em duelo do peso médio na luta principal do UFC 234, em Melbourne, na Austrália. Foi a primeira luta do "Spider" após dois anos afastado do Ultimate. Leia mais (02/10/2019 - 03h32)
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The short-notice main event more than delivered in Australia at UFC 234
          02/09 Links: Bret Stephens: The Progressive Assault on Israel; Why Palestinians Oppose an Anti-Iran Coalition; Bernie Sanders Has His Own Ben Rhodes      Cache   Translate Page      
From Ian:

Bret Stephens: The Progressive Assault on Israel
To say, as progressives sometimes do, that Jews are “colonizers” in Israel is anti-Semitic because it advances the lie that there is no ancestral or historic Jewish tie to the land. To claim that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza, when manifestly it is not, is anti-Semitic because it’s an attempt to Nazify the Jewish state. To insist that the only state in the world that has forfeited the moral right to exist just happens to be the Jewish state is anti-Semitic, too: Are Israel’s purported crimes really worse than those of, say, Zimbabwe or China, whose rights to exist are never called into question?

But the most toxic assumption is that Jews, whether in Israel or the U.S., can never really be thought of as victims or even as a minority because they are white, wealthy, powerful and “privileged.” This relies on a simplistic concept of power that collapses on a moment’s inspection.

Jews in Germany were economically and even politically powerful in the 1920s. And then they were in Buchenwald. Israel appears powerful vis-à-vis the Palestinians, but considerably less so in the context of a broader Middle East saturated with genocidal anti-Semitism. American Jews are comparatively wealthy. But wealth without political power, as Hannah Arendt understood, is a recipe for hatred. The Jews of the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh are almost surely “privileged” according to various socio-economic measures. But privilege didn’t save the congregants of the Tree of Life synagogue last year.

Nor can the racial politics of the United States or any other country be projected onto the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as some have desperately sought to do. Nearly half of all Jewish Israelis have Middle Eastern roots; some, in fact, are black. Martin Luther King Jr. preached nonviolent resistance; Yasir Arafat practiced terrorism. The civil rights movement was about getting America to live up its founding ideals; anti-Zionism is about destroying Israel’s founding ideals.

As for the oft-cited apartheid analogy, black South Africans did not have a place in the old regime’s Parliament, as Israeli Arabs have in the Knesset; nor were they admitted to white universities, as Israeli Arabs are to Israeli universities. Israel can do more to advance the rights of its Arab citizens (just as the United States, France, Britain and other countries can for their own minorities). And Israel can also do more to ease the lives of Palestinians who are not citizens. But the comparison of Israel to apartheid South Africa is unfair to the former and an insult to the victims of the latter. (h/t Elder of Lobby)
Khaled Abu Toameh: Why Palestinians Oppose an Anti-Iran Coalition
Osama Qawassmeh, a spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah faction, also lashed out at Iran:

"Iran has not provided anything for the Palestinian people. It is shameful that some think that the economic crisis in Iran is because of its support for the Palestinians. We never heard that Iran helped build a school or hospital or university or any other developmental project."

Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic Jihad, he explained, does not mean that it supports the Palestinian people. "This is a huge misconception and mistake," he said.

In addition, Abbas loyalists have accused Iran of supporting Hamas's violent takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007. One official claimed that the Hamas terrorists who staged a coup against the Palestinian Authority back then had received military training in Iran and "some Arab countries."

Another sign that the Arab countries have turned their backs on the Palestinians was provided by the recent convening of Arab foreign ministers in Jordan to build a consensus among Arab states on regional security issues. The Palestinians were not invited.

The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank city of Ramallah should ask itself why is everyone disparaging the Palestinian cause," said Palestinian political analyst Fayez Abu Shamaleh. "Why is the Palestinian cause no longer at the center of the attention of Arabs and Jews? Even the candidates running in the Israeli election have ignored the Palestinian issue."

The Palestinian fears do not seem unjustified. Several Arab countries appear completely fed up with the Palestinians, particularly the continued bickering between Fatah and Hamas. Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab countries have tried in the past decade to help the two rival parties resolve their differences, to no avail. Egyptian intelligence officials have devoted years trying to convince Hamas and Fatah to work together for the benefit of the Palestinians.

Instead of doing so, however, Palestinian leaders are preoccupied with blocking Arab participation in a conference that could see the creation of a coalition against Iran -- the same country that Abbas and his loyalists hold responsible for the ongoing divisions among the Palestinians. Might it be possible that the Arab countries are finally rousing themselves from their long slumber and beginning to seek better lives for themselves and their neighbors?
Michael Lumish: "Palestinians" and BDS
Note the use of "Palestinian" in quotes by the creator of the image below.

The reason for this is because he understands that the Arabs who live in the Land of Israel -- which is to say, the land of the Jewish people -- only came into recognizable existence around the time that Paul McCartney was writing "Yesterday."

The people who we call "Palestinians" come from throughout the entire Arab world and that world is a world of conquest by Arabs against non-Arabs. This is not a matter of debate. It is a matter of fact.

It is a matter of known historical knowledge.

Were Israel to be the twenty-third Arab-Muslim state, rather than the lone, sole Jewish state, it would be hailed as the most enlightened country throughout the Middle East. It is only hated by Arabs and their western-left allies because it is the single Jewish state.

Thus, many of us who favor the ongoing well-being of the Jewish people in an entirely hostile world often put the word "Palestinian" in quotes.

Bernie Sanders Has His Own Ben Rhodes
A master's degree in creative writing, followed by a stint writing reports and speeches for an ex-congressman heading a think tank, is generally considered inadequate experience to then serve as the president's deputy national security adviser. Yet that is the path that Ben Rhodes walked to become who writer David Samuels once described as "the single most influential voice shaping American foreign policy," aside from Barack Obama. Perhaps it is because of that unconventional route that Rhodes developed visceral contempt for the foreign-policy establishment, which he called "the Blob" and whose ideas he sought to buck—primarily because of the chaotic landscape in the Middle East and, relatedly, an obsessive disgust with the Iraq War.

As Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), who is expected to announce a 2020 presidential run, makes foreign policy one of his principal focuses, in part to counter critics who considered him ignorant of international issues during the 2016 campaign, he has acquired his own Ben Rhodes. Weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, Sanders hired Matt Duss as his foreign-policy adviser. It is no coincidence that, since then, Sanders has been more vocal about foreign affairs, articulating a progressive vision for America's role in the world.

Duss also shares Rhodes's deep contempt for the so-called Blob, as Klion's title suggests. Most notably, while working at the Center for American Progress, or CAP, from 2008 to 2014, Duss waged a campaign against the pro-Israel community in Washington. He called out the Washington Free Beacon among other media outlets and organizations that were critical of his misleading and outrageous claims about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

That brings us to the policy positions that Duss and Rhodes share: disgust with the Iraq War, support for the Iran nuclear deal and an American tilt toward the Islamic Republic, deep hostility toward Israel—in Duss's case bordering on anti-Semitism because of his fallacious demonization of the Jewish state—and Saudi Arabia, and a general aversion to deploying American soldiers abroad, among others.

"Rhodes … is the most obvious example of the kind of role that Duss might be expected to play in a Sanders administration," Klion writes.

But as far to the left as Rhodes is, Duss is further out there, a true believer who drank every drop of the progressive Kool Aid. Duss "does identify as a man of the left," Klion notes, "a strong social democrat perfectly at home with Sanders's political program."
GOP leader promises ‘action’ against Democrats accused of anti-Semitism
The Republican leader in the US House of Representatives said he would take action against two Democrats who have sharply criticized Israel if the Democratic majority did not do so.

“If they do not take action I think you’ll see action from myself,” Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, said according to Capitol Hill reporters writing for a number of newspapers. “This cannot sustain itself. It’s unacceptable in this country.”

McCarthy noted that he had recently taken action to isolate Republican Representative Steve King of Iowa, who has long associated with white supremacists. The precipitating event for McCarthy was when King wondered in an interview why terms like “white supremacy” were stigmatized.

Statements by freshmen Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were equal to King’s and “more so,” McCarthy said. He did not say what action he might initiate against them.

It’s not clear what statements McCarthy particularly found offensive, but both lawmakers embrace the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel, and both have been accused of tweets that cross the line to anti-Semitism: Tlaib in January when she appeared to accuse senators of dual loyalty for advancing a bill that would protect states penalizing commercial Israel boycotts; and Omar in 2012 when she said Israel was “hypnotizing” the world. Omar has in recent days apologized multiple times for that tweet.
The Spin Room Panel: Israeli Votes on the Palestinian Topic
THE SPIN ROOM | What are the Israeli elections about? For years, they've been mostly about security and the Palestinian conflict. How can Israel solve it? Former Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick and Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy debate. (h/t Elder of Lobby)

Palestinians Reject Invitation to Attend US Mideast Meeting in Poland
Palestinian officials have been invited to a US conference on the Middle East hosted by Poland next week, a senior American official said on Friday, but top Palestinian officials said they would not attend.

The senior administration official told reporters White House senior adviser Jared Kushner would discuss plans for peace between the Palestinians and Israelis at the event.

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has called on the US to reverse its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel‘s capital and cuts in aid to the Palestinians, saying these had undermined efforts to reach a two-state solution to the longstanding conflict.

“As noted we have asked the Palestinian Authority to send representatives to this event,” the US official said.

Kushner, who is US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, “will discuss the administration’s efforts to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians and also take questions from the audience,” the official noted.

“We would very much welcome the Palestinian Authority’s perspectives during the discussion, but I do want to emphasize this is not a negotiation but a discussion, and we look forward to fostering a constructive conversation in Warsaw,” he added.

Chief PA negotiator Saeb Erekat quickly rejected the invitation, writing on Twitter: “Regarding statements that we have been invited, we can say that only today there was some contact from the Polish side.

“Our position remains clear: We are not going to attend this conference and reiterate that we have not mandated anyone to talk on behalf of Palestine.”
Palestinian Authority calls on Arabs to boycott U.S. conference in Warsaw
PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said in response to the US invitation that the Warsaw conference “is an attempt at bypassing the Arab Peace Initiative and destroying the Palestinian national project.” Erekat said the Palestinians will not attend the conference and have “not mandated anyone to talk on behalf of Palestine.”

Another PA official, Hussein al-Sheikh, also rejected the invitation, and said the PLO was the only party mandated to represent or talk on behalf of the Palestinians. Fatah spokesman Osama Qawassmeh warned that any Palestinian or Arab who accepts Trump’s “deal of the century” would be accused of betraying Jerusalem and Islamic and Christian holy sites. He too emphasized that the PLO was the only party which has the authority to speak on behalf of the Palestinians.

The PA, which has been boycotting the Trump administration since December 2017, has expressed fear that the Warsaw conference’s main goal would be to promote normalization between Israel and some Arab countries.

In the past two weeks, several PA officials have called on the Arab countries to boycott the upcoming conference and to remain committed to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, which calls for normalizing ties between Israel and the Arab countries only after a full Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines.

Qawassmeh warned on Saturday that any Arab leader who meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Warsaw conference would be “stabbing Jerusalem and our Palestinian people.” The Palestinians, he added, are opposed to any form of normalization “with the Israeli occupation entity because that would be a free gift to Tel Aviv.”
Foreign Ministry said to see little chance of breakthrough in Israeli-Saudi ties
Saudi Arabia will not normalize ties with Israel or support the Trump administration’s peace plan without significant Israeli concessions to the Palestinians, according to a classified Foreign Ministry document reported by Israeli television Friday.

Israel in recent years has worked to improve ties with Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, which, despite having no diplomatic relations with Jerusalem, share a common foe in Iran.

Though Saudi Arabia has stated it will not establish ties with Jerusalem in the absence of a Palestinian state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said improved relations with the Arab world could better the chances of reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

Citing an unnamed Foreign Ministry official familiar with the document, Channel 13 news reported that the memo, drawn up in mid-December, contradicts Netanyahu’s position, arguing the chances of such an “inside-out” formula resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were remote.
Palestinians Approach UN Seeking ‘Top Billing’ in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (satire)
A delegation representing the Palestinian Authority has appeared before UN leadership requesting the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict to be renamed. As PA representative Mahmoud Said told the UN, “For too long, we’ve been told that we don’t deserve top billing in this conflict. For too long, our children have grown up in a world where they are billed second to the Zionists. Don’t they deserve to live in a world where their biggest problem is the ‘Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?’”

According to Said, the request has less to do with the Palestinian or Israeli contributions to the decades-old conflict, and more with the self esteem of the Palestinian people. “Our children are already told they are second-class citizens, why should they also be branded as coming second in the name of the struggle with Israel when we’re equal shareholders?”

Israel has also sent a delegation to the UN with the expressed goal of retaining top billing. “We’ve worked hard to establish ourselves as the leading name in this ongoing war. We won’t sit idly by and let the Palestinians use bureaucratic trickery to ruin all that we’ve worked for,” commented Israeli Government representative Avigdor Benrimon. “‘Palestinian-Israeli Conflict’ just doesn’t have the same ring to it, why should anyone care about a conflict without a snappy name? The Balochistan Conflict has been going on as long as ours, but no one’s ever heard of them. You know why? The name is terrible. They should fire whatever PR person thought of it.”
Praising Hezbollah, Russian envoy claims US could spark new Israel-Lebanon war
Russia’s ambassador in Beirut said US policies toward Iran could set off a fresh war between Israel and Lebanon, while championing the country’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group.

Though he said renewed fighting between the sides remained uncertain, Alexander Zasypkin accused the United States of inciting “new conflicts” that he said could draw in countries and actors throughout the Middle East.

“As for a conflict between Israel and Lebanon, nothing can be predicted with certainty because the region is at a crossroads. Peoples are demanding the settlement of existing crises, the return to a peaceful life, the development of cooperation,” Zasypkin told the state-owned Sputnik news agency in an interview published Saturday.

“A negative alternative to this is the incitement of new conflicts by the Americans, which could involve many countries as well as ethnic and religious forces,” he added.

Zaspykin also claimed the US stance toward Iran and Hezbollah was further destabilizing the region.
Suspect in the murder of Ori Ansbacher arrested near Ramallah
IDF and police forces have arrested a Palestinian suspected in committing the brutal murder of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher, according to the police spokesperson's unit.

The suspect was been arrested near Ramallah, and was reported to be living in Hebron.

"The joint investigation of the Israel Police and the General Security Service led the Border Police unit of the Border Police, the Shin Bet security forces and the IDF to carry out operations in Ramallah, in the framework of which a suspect was arrested in the murder of Ori Ansbacher in Jerusalem," the Border Police spokesperson said in a released statement.

"From the moment that the body of Ori Ansbacher, 19, was found in the Ein Yael area of ​​Jerusalem, a joint investigation team of the Israel Police and the General Security Service to work together to locate every piece of information and evidence that could lead to the identity of the suspect."

"The suspect was arrested in Ramallah, and the suspect, a resident of Hebron, was interrogated by the GSS. There is a gag order on every detail of the investigation, except for what is written in this notice," the statement concluded. (h/t Elder of Lobby)
Police: Forensics at scene led to Palestinian suspect in murder of Israeli teen
Israeli police investigating the brutal murder of Israeli teen Ori Ansbacher in Jerusalem said on Saturday that forensic evidence unearthed at the scene of the crime led forces to the arrest of a Palestinian suspect Friday night.

Ansbacher, 19, was found dead in the woods at Ein Yael in south Jerusalem late Thursday, with what police said were “signs of violence,” after she was reported missing earlier in the day.

Israeli security forces arrested the Palestinian suspect in Ramallah late Friday for the murder of Ansbacher, who Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said was killed with “shocking brutality,” and police sources were quoted as saying had been stabbed multiple times in the upper torso.

Police said the forensic evidence at the scene tied the suspect to the murder “without question” and that there would be no need for a confession, according to a Channel 13 report Saturday. The arrest of the suspect was “very quiet,” the police added.

Ansbacher’s family was notified of the arrest over the course of Saturday.

The suspect, a Palestinian resident of Hebron, was taken for questioning by the Shin Bet security services after a raid in the West Bank’s Ramallah/el-Bireh area on Friday night.

According to PA news outlet Wafa, IDF troops searched two residential buildings and the Jamal Abdel-Nasser Mosque, where a 30-year-old employee was arrested. The report said the Israeli troops confiscated security camera footage from the neighborhood, as well as from the mosque.

The raid sparked clashes with some local residents, who hurled rocks at the troops. The Palestinian Red Crescent said two Palestinians were treated for light injuries at hospitals in Ramallah.
Danon to UNSC President: Condemn PA's terror in light of Ansbacher's death
"Condemn the barbaric murder and act firmly against the PA's culture of terror" Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon demanded of the UN Security Council President on Friday.

Following the brutal murder of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher, whose body was found in Ein Yael in Jerusalem on Thursday, Danon called for an urgent meeting with Anatolio Ndong Mba, the Equatorial Guinea ambassador to the United Nations, currently serving as the president of the Security Council, and demanded that the Council publicly condemn the terrorist attack in Jerusalem.

"The Security Council's silence will not help in this fight against terrorism, and will only allow the waves of hatred to grow unchecked," said Danon, adding that "while this silence continues, the PA maintains its policy of paying salaries for terrorists and educating its youth with incitement, and a 19-year-old girl was brutally murdered in Israel.

"The Security Council has the responsibility and moral duty to make a clear condemnation of this barbaric murder and to act firmly against the culture of terror in the Palestinian Authority, the very culture that undermines stability in the region and destroys innocent lives," Danon concluded.
Police urge public to stop spreading ‘horrific’ rumors about Jerusalem murder
Police on Friday urged the public to stop spreading “horrific” and baseless rumors on social media surrounding the murder of a teenager whose body was discovered on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

Ori Ansbacher, a 19-year-old from the West Bank settlement of Tekoa, was found dead Thursday with what police said were “signs of violence” after she was reported missing earlier in the day. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Ansbacher had been killed with “shocking brutality,” and police sources were quoted saying she had been stabbed multiple times in the upper torso.

“Since the murder that took place yesterday, there have been different publications and reports, especially on social media, regarding the circumstances of the case, including horrific descriptions that are irresponsible,” police said in a rare statement.

“We are clarifying that these publications are baseless and hurt the honor of the victim and her family while misleading the public,” police added.

Police stressed they were doing everything in their power to track the perpetrator(s).

“We call on the public not to spread false rumors or disinformation from unauthorized sources,” police said.
IDF Troops Face Off Against 8,000 Palestinian Rioters in Latest Gaza Border Unrest
IDF troops faced off against around 8,000 Palestinian rioters on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday, as weekly Hamas-orchestrated unrest continued.

According to Palestinian health officials, two rioters died in the latest clashes.

The Israeli military said it had opened fire in response to explosives and rocks hurled at the border fence.

More than 220 Gazans have been killed in border violence since last March.

Last July, an IDF soldier was shot dead by a sniper on the frontier with the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.

An Israeli military spokesperson said soldiers on Friday used riot dispersal equipment and opened fired “in accordance with standard operating procedures.”

The IDF tweeted about Friday’s events, “What prevented 8,000 violent rioters in Gaza from infiltrating into Israel? Some barbed wire & brave IDF soldiers. As rioters threw grenades + explosives into Israel today, our troops stood guard, ensuring innocent Israelis living minutes away stayed safe.”

Hezbollah terror chief chides Israelis for not recycling, in mock ad campaign
An Israeli recycling company has chosen an unlikely star for its environmental ad campaign, Hezbollah terror group chief Hassan Nasrallah.

The terror leader’s face appeared on a towering billboard on the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv Wednesday and in a video put out by the ELA Recycling Corporation, encouraging Israelis to recycle plastic bottles.

In the ad, an animated Nasrallah says “I don’t recycle bottles,” with text stating that he has been stuck in a bunker for 12 years, and asking Israelis, “What’s your excuse?”

In the mock video, Nasrallah is speaking Arabic, accompanied by Hebrew subtitles. He introduces himself as a “Youtuber” and public figure.

“Let’s talk for a second about our shared future, Israel. I haven’t recycled in 12 years, but what about you? What am I investing in tunnels for?” he says.

“If only I could leave [my bunker] to recycle bottles,” he laments.

The ELA Recycling Corporation is a nonprofit promoting recycling in Israel.

BDS's binding ties with terrorists
The ugly face of the anti-Israel BDS movement just got uglier. Or, to put it another way, a study of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement removed its mask to reveal some very nasty characters.

According to an 80-page report published this week by the Strategic Affairs Ministry, there are more than 100 different connections linking terrorists groups to organizations that promote anti-Israel boycotts, including “the employment of 30 current and ‘retired’ terror operatives.”

The report sports the catchy title “Terrorists in Suits,” and, as I suspected, beyond BDS’s useful idiots – Roger Waters and his ilk – lies an even darker layer of BDS-ers who are terrorists all dressed up. Connecting the dots, you can trace a line from “terrorists in suits” to terrorists in suicide vests. The lines crisscross through organizations professing to deal in human rights, spreading across continents.

This goes way beyond attempts to shoot down Tel Aviv as the host of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. This is about shooting down Israel, period.

As Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan put it: “Terrorist groups and the anti-Israel boycott campaign have united in their goal of wiping Israel off the map. Terrorist groups view boycotts as a complementary tactic to terror attacks.”

The report shows how Hamas and the PFLP (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) have ties to at least 13 anti-Israel NGOs. This includes 20 members now occupying senior positions in NGOs who have previously sat in jail, some for murder. The report “shows how boycott organizations and terrorist designated organizations raise finances together, share the same personnel, and showcases that contrary to popular belief, these officials have not abandoned their support for terrorism, but instead, continue to maintain organizational, financial and active ties with terrorist groups.”

Follow the money trail and you’ll find the BDS organizations have received millions of euros in funding from European countries and philanthropic foundations, in addition to funds raised through crowdfunding, banks and other means.

Search for the femme fatale and you’ll find Leila Khaled, one of the stars of the study.
BBC World Affairs editor misleads on women’s rights in Iran
In contrast, here is an excerpt from an article by the BBC’s world affairs editor John Simpson which appeared in the ‘features’ section of BBC News website’s Middle East page on February 1st under the title “The plane journey that set Iran’s revolution in motion”.

“Today, Iran is a lot more easy-going than most outsiders imagine.

The rules about women’s dress are sometimes enforced harshly, but the Islamic Republic has never clamped down on women’s rights in the way you see routinely in Saudi Arabia.

Iranian women run businesses, own property, drive cars and play an important part in politics.

The present government is probably more liberal than any other since the revolution.”

The World Economic Forum publishes an annual ‘Global Gender Gap Report’ which ranks countries in terms of women’s economic participation, educational attainment, health, and political empowerment. The 2018 report put Iran in slot 142 out of 149, with Saudi Arabia one place higher. Despite Simpson’s claim that “Iranian women…play an important part in politics”, the WEF’s sub-index on political empowerment ranks Iran 141 out of 149. Saudi Arabia is ranked 127th.
BBC ignores developments in story it reported in 2014
BBC audiences have not seen any follow-up reporting on that story despite the fact that following a 2015 change in government policy, 1,300 Falash Mura immigrated to Israel in 2017. In October 2018 the Israeli cabinet authorised a plan to bring a further 1,000 members of the community to Israel and the first group arrived this week.

“The first 83 immigrants from Ethiopia, out of a total of some 1,000 approved last year for entry into Israel, arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport on Monday night after waiting in Gondar for an average of 15 years.

In October, the government approved for immigration 1,000 members of the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia who have children currently living in Israel. […]

The immigrants were welcomed by Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog and Aliyah and Integration Minister Yoav Galant, as well as by several well-wishers, including a delegation from the Jewish Federation of Chicago.”

The BBC has to date not found those developments in the story it reported in 2014 worth covering.
Texas museum stands by ownership of painting; Jewish family claims it’s looted
A Houston museum said Friday it “stands by its ownership” of a painting on loan to an exhibition in Germany which is being claimed as Nazi-looted art.

Henri Edmond Cross’ “Regatta in Venice” was loaned by Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts for a show on the French artist at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, just outside Berlin. Heirs of Jewish French collector Gaston Levy say it was stolen from their family by the Nazis and have filed a legal request for its return.

The Texas museum said it made a legal filing in Potsdam on Thursday. It said in a statement that “based on the facts of the provenance research, the museum stands by its ownership of ‘Regatta in Venice.'”

It said in its filing that no proof has been presented that the plaintiffs are Levy’s rightful heirs, and that Levy didn’t claim compensation for the piece in 1956 when he filed claims for other pieces in his collection, among them other pieces by Cross.

A lawyer for the heirs, Christoph Partsch, said last week that the painting was confiscated by the Nazis in 1940. He said his clients had found out only now about the existence of the missing painting and were demanding its return. He said the family lives in Europe, but didn’t want to further identify them.
21 iconic Israeli movies that you must watch
A melting pot of many different peoples, Israeli culture can be hard to grasp fully through anything but movies.

From classics films that paint a picture of what life was like for Jewish immigrants in the 1950s and ’60s, to portraits of communities often left out of the mainstream, movies let you immerse yourself in Israeli life, if only for a short while.

This list has it all: film series immortalized in Israeli pop culture; cult comedies; wartime movies; films about religious Jews, Soviet immigrants, and Bedouin tribes; and Israeli films that have received international acclaim.

Watch and enjoy as you learn a little bit more about the complicated society that is Israel. We’ve included websites where you can find the movie with English subtitles.
Spray painting a pro-Israeli message with Artists 4 Israel
Graffiti artists are disgusted by the antisemitic and racist graffiti springing up across college and university campuses in the United States, and have formed a rapid response team to combat the problem through art.

Despite the recent surge in BDS efforts, Artists 4 Israel (A4I) has grown exponentially over the last 10 years showing that Israel’s support of the arts and free speech is recognized and having a significant impact. Artists 4 Israel now represents more than 8,000 artists from 26 different countries who are united to overcome bigotry against Israel, the Jews or any other persecuted group. The recent rash of scrawled hate speech and depictions of swastikas is particularly upsetting to urban artists.

“Hate has no place in graffiti and I refuse to let anyone disrespect my chosen art form for such terrible purposes” says Shayne Tuthill, an artist who joined A4I on a mission painting memorials to slain IDF soldiers in Israel. Shayne and others under the coordination of Artists 4 Israel have offered to reclaim the name of street art and defend against the bigots and vandals.

Swastikas and other hateful symbols have been found most recently on the American Federation of Teachers building. This follows incidents at Columbia University, Duke University, Goucher, Cornell, Pomona, UC Davis and far too many other colleges and universities.

Graffiti and street art can and should unite people and beautify communities. Since its inception, Artists 4 Israel has found that to be a core value of most graffiti artists. Originally focusing only on advocacy initiatives in New York City, it was the artists themselves who suggested traveling to Israel to paint over the bomb shelters in Sderot. There, artists from around the world gathered to heroically dodge rockets and defy a war to create murals across the city. When finished, bomb shelters, those distressing reminders of danger, were transformed into an outdoor art gallery that soothed the populace and has become a tourist site that lasts to this day. The artists received the Key to the City of Sderot for their efforts as well as thousands of hugs, kisses and heartfelt thanks from the local community.
How a curious love triangle spurred UK’s cabinet to pass the Balfour Declaration
There was only one Jewish member among the British Cabinet when it debated Chaim Weizmann’s request that it back the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine during the summer and autumn of 1917.

But Edwin Montagu, who was born 140 years ago this month, was not, as might have been expected, the strongest advocate of what soon became known as the Balfour Declaration. Actually, he was its most bitter adversary.

He railed against the “mischievous political creed” of Zionism, attacked the very notion that Jews were a nation, and ridiculed the idea that, in such a state, Jews “drawn from all quarters of the globe” would even be capable of communicating with one another.

In an angry memo to his fellow Cabinet members in August 1917 he went so far as to declare that the proposal before the government would be “anti-Semitic in result [and] will prove a rallying ground for anti-Semites in every country in the world.”

As the historian Jonathan Schneer wrote: “Ironically, a Jew represented the greatest remaining obstacle to Cabinet acceptance of the Balfour Declaration.”

Inadvertently, however, Montagu would play a possibly critical part in the realization of the Zionists’ dreams. That role had nothing to do with high politics or great principles. Rather, it resulted from the fallout of a bizarre love affair involving Montagu’s political mentor, prime minister Henry Herbert Asquith, and his future wife, Venetia Stanley.

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Once again the Arab League met and offered platitudes of support for Palestinians.

The Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the PLO, Saeb Erekat, spoke there are railed against the normalization of relations between Arab nations and Israel.

Erekat said that the prerequisites for any relations with Israel are "when Israel withdraws from the occupied Arab territories and ends its occupation, including East Jerusalem, the occupied Arab Golan, the rest of Lebanese territory and solves the refugee issue."

Which is pretty much full Israeli surrender.

He said, "normalization with the occupation authority is a stab in the Palestinian blood and a reward for the occupation authority, which practices terrorism of all kinds against our people, in addition to field executions, colonial settlement and arrests and closure."

Erekat added: "We hope that no Arab-Israeli meetings will be held on the sidelines of the upcoming Warsaw Conference. What President Trump's administration wants is to change the Arab peace initiative and to reward Israel with normalization. This is totally unacceptable. We hope that our Arab brothers will speak the language of interests. 3 resolutions issued by previous Arab summits, namely, Amman, Baghdad and Cairo, stipulated that the Arab countries sever their relations with any state that recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfers its embassies to it and what is required to implement it."

Of course, all of these Arab resolutions are roundly ignored by the Arab world. Not one Arab country, as far as I know, has severed relations with any country that recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. And, remember, Russia does as well, at least part of Jerusalem.

The Arab League will talk a good game of support for Palestinian aspirations but in reality they are sick of the issue, sick of the Fatah/Hamas split and sick of the Palestinians refusing all Israeli initiatives for peace. They still cannot say this quite so publicly but op-eds in official Arab media are starting to change their tune from being gung-ho pro-Palestinian.

Erekat better get used to being stabbed in the back.

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While Gulf leaders are inching closer to Israel, the people of that region will ultimately reject Israel, senior Palestinian official contends
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This hesitancy to acknowledge that the territories are indeed occupied, rather than contested or disputed as right-wing Israelis insist, is particularly strange to anyone who recalls that Ariel Sharon used the term repeatedly.
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Yes, I know I haven't posted here in forever. It's not for lack of things to say...

In any case: I'm scheduled to give a shiur this Monday evening on "Mental Health and Mitzvot". Specifically, I expect to look at four ways in which halachah addresses mental illness as a reason for exemption from the Torah's obligations. Because I'm including some material which people may not be familiar with, I thought I would post the source sheet here, for those who still frequent these cobwebbed webpages. I expect to post a recording of the shiur on

(1)   Susan, age 14, is undergoing nutritional rehabilitative therapy for life-threatening anorexia; her treatment team helps her develop healthy eating habits through regular meals, while she works on her underlying emotional issues. Yom Kippur is coming; must Susan fast?
(2)   David, age 55, has been in counseling for 30 years for anxiety attributed to lifelong emotional abuse by his father. The abuse was largely verbal, through criticism and insults, from early childhood through the present. David’s father passes away; is David obligated to sit shivah?
(3)   Samantha, age 25, is hospitalized with schizophrenia; her doctors believe that her delusions place her at risk of self-harm. Is Samantha’s family obligated to arrange kosher food for Samantha?
(4)   Avraham, age 18, experiences severe OCD, with a particular manifestation in the area of prayer. He cannot complete key lines, like the Shema, without hesitation and repetition which drag on for more than an hour at a time. During the treatment process, Avraham’s psychologist would like to try ERP, instructing Avraham to recite prayers just one time, even if the pronunciation or level of concentration are halachically inappropriate, and keep going. Is this acceptable?

Argument 1 for Overriding Halachic Imperatives: Halachah Endangers Health
1.   Talmud, Taanit 22b; Rashi’s commentary
יחיד שנרדף מפני נכרים או מפני לסטין ומפני רוח רעה על כולן יחיד רשאי לסגף את עצמו בתענית
מפני רוח רעה - שנכנס בו רוח שידה, ורץ והולך, ושמא יטבע בנהר או יפול וימות.
If someone is pursued by non-Jews, bandits or ruach raah, for any of these someone [else] may cause himself suffering by fasting [on Shabbat].
Rashi: The spirit of a sheid enters him, and he runs about; [one prays] lest he drown in a river or fall to his death.

2.   Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (20th century USA), Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 2:59
אולי יש לדון מצד מחלתו אם יאמרו הרופאים שיש בזה ענין פקוח נפש, כגון דעלול מזה להרוג את עצמו באם יהיה לו איזה צער, או דיעבור על דברים שאסורים גם בדיני המדינה ולא ישמע להפאליס ויריב עמם עד שיבא מזה שיהרגוהו, או שיאמרו דעצם המחלה היא סכנה שבאה לו מקלקול שבמוחו וא"א לרפאותו אלא במקום ההוא
Perhaps there is room to debate regarding his illness: If doctors were to identify a life-saving issue, such as that he might respond to pain with suicide, or that he might violate civil law, not listen to the police, and resist such that they might kill him, or that the illness itself is dangerous such that his brain is damaged, and he can only be healed there…

3.   Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (20th century USA), Igrot Moshe Even haEzer 1:65
באשה שנשתטית אחר הלידה בשני הילדים שהולידה והרופאים אסרו לה להתעבר אם יש להתירה לשמש במוך י"א תמוז תשכ"א.
הנה ודאי צדק כתר"ה ששטות הוא ענין סכנה לא רק לעצמה אלא גם להילדים הקטנים שאף מי ששטותו אינו לעשות רע, אפשר להתהפך שתרצה לעשות רעה לעצמה ולהילדים ח"ו ואי אפשר להעמיד שומרים על זה. ולכן יש להתיר לה לשמש במוך...
Regarding a woman who became insane after the birth of her two children, such that the doctors forbid further pregnancy. May she use contraception?
Certainly, his honour is correct; insanity is dangerous not only for herself, but also for her small children. Even one whose insanity does not currently incline toward harm could still change, wanting to harm herself or her children, Gd forbid, and one cannot stand guard for this. Therefore, one should permit her…

4.   Rabbi Isser Yehudah Unterman (20th century England, Israel), HaTorah v’HaMedinah 4 pp. 26-27
ובהעמק שאלה מפרש כי פלוגתתם תלויה בפלוגתת בן פטורא ורע"ק... ונפלאים בעיני הדברים מאד, כי אי אפשר לומר דכאן מיירי בסכנת נפש ממש שהאחרים ימותו בצמאון, דהאיך יתכן הדבר שר' יוסי יאמר כי כביסתן קודמת לחיי אחרים? ואעפ"י דערבוביתא דמאני מביאה לידי שעמום, מ"מ אין זה כלל וכלל בגדר סכנה קרובה ולא נחשבה אפילו לספק סכנה אלא לדבר שיכול להסתעף ולבוא לסכנה...
And in Haameik She’eilahhe explains that their debate depends upon the debate of Ben Petura and Rabbi Akiva [regarding choosing between saving one’s self and saving others]… This is very shocking for me, for one could not say that this case involves actual danger to life, that the others would die of thirst! How could Rabbi Yosi say that their laundry precedes the survival of others? And even though dirty clothes can trigger depression, still, this is not at all “imminent danger” and it is not even considered potential danger, but something which could evolve into danger…

5.   Rabbi Moshe Sofer (18th century Pressburg), Chatam Sofer Orach Chaim 83
מ"מ בהא סלקינן דלרוב הפוסקים משמע בפשיטות דבמה שמעמידו אצל נכרים אינו כמאכילו בידים... א"כ הכי שרי ובתנאי שכשיגיע לבן י"ג שנים ויום א' יוציאוהו משם עכ"פ.
Still, we conclude that from most authorities it seems clear that keeping him with non-Jews is not the same as personally feeding him [non-kosher food]… If so, one may do this, so long as they remove him when he reaches 13 and one day.

6.   Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein (19th-20thcentury Lithuania), Aruch haShulchan Orach Chaim 320:26
ודורס האדם שלג ברגליו ואינו חושש ואף על פי שלא ימלט דדרך דריכתו נימס מעט שלג מ"מ כיון דזהו דרך הלוכו לא שייך לאסור בזה וא"כ נהיה סגורים בבתינו כל ימי החורף ולא גזרו בזה...
One may trample snow without concern, even though some snow must melt when he walks. Still, since this is the way of walking, prohibiting this is not relevant; we would be locked inside all winter, and they did not make such decrees…

7.   Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (20th century Israel), Yabia Omer 3:Yoreh Deah 23
ראיתי להגרא"י אונטרמן שליט"א בשבט מיהודה (עמ' שיד) שאחר שחילק בין סומא לנכפה כאמור כתב בזה"ל, שוב התבוננתי כי אין לחלק בין זל"ז ויש סכנה ממשית גם לסומא, ולכן מקרי פקוח נפש לרפאתו מעיורון, משום שלא יתכן שהסומא ישב תמיד בבית, וכשעובר ברחוב אורבות לו סכנות שונות, וגם צריך לעלות ולרדת במדרגות ואין הסכנה נמנעת...
I saw that Rabbi Isser Yehudah Unterman wrote the following, after distinguishing between [the levels of danger involved for] a blind person and an epileptic: I then thought that one should not distinguish between them, and there is substantive danger for the blind person as well, such that healing him of blindness would be called 'saving a life'. It would be impossible for the blind person to stay at home eternally, and various dangers would lie in wait for him on the street. Further, he must ascend and descend stairs, and danger is not absent…

8.   Rabbi Yitzchak Weiss (20th century England, Israel), Minchat Yitzchak 4:8:2
אמנם נתעוררתי מת"ח גדול אחד, דאם מניעת התפילין יוכל לגרום צער להחולה, שנפשו עגומה עליו, לאיש ירא וחרד, על האי אפשרות לקיים מצוות תפילין, וחושש שלא להיות בכלל קרקפתא דלא מנח תפילין ח"ו, וחלישת הדעת הזו, תוכל לפעול ג"כ חלישת בהבריאות של החולה, אז יש להקל להביא עמו התפילין, - והראה לי שכה"ג כתב לו הגה"צ מליובאוויטש שליט"א, בנדון חולה אחד, שהי' שאלה בדבר אם מותר לו להתפלל וללמוד...
In truth, a great scholar pointed out to me that if withholding tefillin could pain the patient, as he is depressed about [missing] the chance to don tefillin, and he is intensely Gd-fearing, and he is concerned about being in the category of “the head that does not don tefillin”, Gd forbid, and this depression could catalyze weakness of the patient’s health, then one may be lenient to bring tefillin with him. And he showed me that the Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote thus to him regarding a patient where there was a question of permitting him to learn and study…

Argument 2 for Overriding Halachic Imperatives: Halachah Imposes a Great Burden
9.   Talmud, Berachot 19b-20a
אמר רב יהודה אמר רב המוצא כלאים בבגדו פושטן, אפילו בשוק. מאי טעמא? אין חכמה ואין תבונה ואין עצה לנגד ד' - כל מקום שיש חלול ד' אין חולקין כבוד לרב.
מתיבי "קברו את המת וחזרו, ולפניהם שתי דרכים אחת טהורה ואחת טמאה, בא [האבל] בטהורה באין עמו בטהורה, בא בטמאה באין עמו בטמאה, משום כבודו," אמאי? לימא אין חכמה ואין תבונה לנגד ד'! תרגמה רבי אבא בבית הפרס דרבנן...
Rav Yehudah said, citing Rav: One who finds shaatnez in his own garment should remove it, even in the market. "There is neither wisdom nor understanding nor counsel opposite Gd (Proverbs 21:30)" – where there is desecration of Gd, we do not give honour to the great.
But we have learned, “After burying the body, when returning, if they have two paths, one tahor and one tamei, if [the mourner] takes the tahor path then they escort him on the tahor path, if he takes the tamei path then they escort him on the tamei path, for his honour.” Why? Cite Proverbs 21:30! Rabbi Abba explained: This is a beit hapras, which is only impure rabbinically.

10. Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan (Chafetz Chaim, 19th-20thcentury Poland), Shaar haTziyun 322:12
עיין בפרי מגדים שמצדד דהוא הדין דמותר לקטום הקיסם ביד כדי לחצות בו שיניו אם אי אפשר לו לחצות בו בלא זה, וכפי מה שכתבנו מקודם דקטימת הקיסם ביד הוא רק משום שבות
See the Pri Megadim, who contends that the law permits cutting the splinter by hand to pick one's teeth where he has no other way to pick his teeth. It is as we have written, that cutting the splinter by hand is only rabbinically prohibited.
11. Rabbi Moses Nachmanides (Ramban, 13thcentury Spain), Laws of Niddah 9:25
ומדיני החציצה לא טוב היות האדם מחמיר יותר מדאי ומחפש אחר הספיקות לפסול טבילתה בדבר הקל, כי אם כן אין לדבר סוף... לא יכניס אדם ראשו בספיקות החמורות אשר אין להן קץ וסוף.
With the laws of chatzitzah, one should not be overly strict, seeking doubts with which to disqualify immersion for minor matters. There would be no end to this… One should not insert his head into serious doubts, which are interminable.

12. Talmud, Moed Katan 27b
ואמר רבי יוחנן הכל חייבין לעמוד מפני נשיא חוץ מאבל וחולה.
Rabbi Yochanan said: All must rise for the nasi, other than a mourner or one who is ill.

Argument 3 for Overriding Halachic Imperatives: The Patient is Exempt
13. Talmud, Chagigah 3b
תנו רבנן: "איזהו שוטה? היוצא יחידי בלילה והלן בבית הקברות והמקרע את כסותו." איתמר רב הונא אמר עד שיהו כולן בבת אחת. ר' יוחנן אמר אפי' בא' מהן. היכי דמי? אי דעביד להו דרך שטות אפילו בחדא נמי! אי דלא עביד להו דרך שטות אפילו כולהו נמי! לא, לעולם דקא עביד להו דרך שטות... כיון דעבדינהו לכולהו הוה להו כמי שנגח שור חמור וגמל ונעשה מועד לכל. אמר רב פפא אי שמיע ליה לרב הונא הא דתניא "אי זהו שוטה זה המאבד כל מה שנותנים לו" הוה הדר ביה. איבעיא להו כי הוה הדר ביה ממקרע כסותו הוא דהוה הדר ביה דדמיא להא, או דלמא מכולהו הוה הדר? תיקו.
“Who is a shoteh? One who travels alone at night, and who sleeps in a cemetery, and who tears his clothing.” Rav Huna said: One who displays all of these at once. Rabbi Yochanan said: Even one of these behaviours.
But what is the case? If he acts apparently irrationally, even one [act] should suffice! If he does not act irrationally, even all of them would not suffice! No; this is where he acts apparently irrationally, but one could explain [each symptom in a rational way]… Once he performs all of them, it is like an animal that gores an ox, a donkey and a camel; it is now identified as dangerous for all.
Rav Pappa said: Had Rav Huna heard the lesson, "Who is a shoteh? One who destroys that which people give him," he would have recanted.
Does Rav Pappa mean he would have recanted from listing the trait of tearing his clothing because it is similar, or that he would have recanted from all of them? This remains unclarified.

14. Rabbi Yosef Karo (16th century Israel), Beit Yosef Even haEzer 121
ולכאורה היה נראה דחד מהני ארבע דתניא בגמרא בעינן ליחשב שוטה, אבל אי עביד שאר דברים אחרים דרך שטות אכתי בחזקת שפוי הוא... אלא דמדברי הרמב"ם שלא הזכיר דברים הללו אלא סתם וכתב "שנטרפה דעתו וכו' בדבר מן הדברים" משמע דהני ד' דברים השנויים בברייתא לאו דוקא אלא לדוגמא נקטינהו והוא הדין לשאר דברים. ונראה שהכריחו לפרש כן מדחזינן דבברייתא קמייתא קתני תלת ולא קתני "מאבד מה שנותנין לו" ובאידך ברייתא קתני "מאבד מה שנותנין לו" ולא קתני אינך תלתא...
It would appear that one of the four behaviours mentioned in the Talmud would render a person a shoteh, but performing other irrational acts would leave a person in his presumed status of sanity… but from the Rambam, who did not mention these acts and only said, "one whose mind is torn… in some matter," it sounds as though the four items taught here are not specific, and are only examples, and other behaviours could also do it. It appears that he was driven to state thus from the fact that the former source listed three behaviours and did not list "destroys that which people give him," and the latter source listed "destroys that which people give him" and did not mention the other three…

15. Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (20th century USA), Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 4:29
הנה ודאי איכא חילוק בין שוטה ובין פתי ביותר (עי' בזה מש"כ באגרות אה"ע ח"א סימן קס"ד לעניין חליצת פתי ביותר) - ששוטה לא תלוי בכשרונות הבנת דברים ועניינים. דאף בעלי כשרון להבין הדברים, אפשר שדעתם תהא משובשת ומטורפת, והיינו שיודע ומכיר שאיכא חילוק בין הדברים שרואה, אבל הוא טועה בדמיונו ומתחלף אצלו הדמיונות בזמנים קצרים מאוד...
Certainly, there is a difference between a shoteh and one who is exceptionally unintelligent – for being a shoteh is not about powers of understanding his affairs. Even one who is able to understand matters may have a confused, torn mind, meaning that he knows and understands that there are differences between the things he sees, but he errs in his delusions, and his delusions change in very brief periods of time…

16. Rabbi Yosef Karo (16th century Israel), Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat 35:8
שוטה, פסול. ולא שוטה שהוא הולך ערום ומשבר כלים וזורק אבנים בלבד, (אלא) כל מי שנטרפה דעתו ונמצאת דעתו משובשת תמיד בדבר מהדברים, אף על פי שהוא מדבר ושואל כענין בשאר דברים, הרי זה פסול, ובכלל שוטים יחשב.
A shoteh is disqualified [from testifying]. This is not only a shoteh who wanders without clothing and breaks implements and throws stones, but anyone whose mind is torn, so that his mind is confused perpetually on some matter, even though he speaks and inquires on point in other areas. He is disqualified, and considered a shoteh.

17. Rabbi Moshe Sofer (18th century Hungary), Chatam Sofer Even haEzer 2:2
הנה לדון בדיני השוטים א"א כ"א בראיית עיני הדיין המבין מה טיבו ומהותו וא"א לברר בכתב מה ענינו וטבעו ומהותו וכמ"ש הרמב"ם פ"ט מה' עדות ואין לדיין אלא מה שעיניו רואות
Judging in the matter of shotimis impossible other than through the eyes of a judge who understands his nature. One cannot clarify his nature in writing. As the Rambam wrote), "The judge only has what his eyes see."

18. Rabbi Baruch Frankel-Teomim (18th-19thcenturies Galicia, Moravia), Ateret Chachamim, Even haEzer 18
ומה שרצה כבוד מעלתו להמציא שאם השטות מצד חולה מרה השחורה שאנו קורין מלאנקאלי אינו בכלל שוטה, לא מחוור, דתחת שם מלאנקאלי הוא גם משוגעים גמורים, כאשר ידוע לאשר יש לו ידיעה קצת בספרים המחוברים בזה... וממילא אם הגיע האדם בעל מלאנקאלי להתמיד שטות בדבר שמורה על טירוף דעת, בוודאי הוא מכלל השוטים לשיטת הרמב"ם... יהיה סיבתו מה שיהיה.
His honour’s wish to innovate that if irrationality derives from illness of black bile, which we call ‘melancholy’, then he is not a shoteh, is not clear to me. The class of ‘melancholy’ includes people who are entirely irrational, as is known to anyone who has some knowledge of the texts composed about this… As a result, if someone with ‘melancholy’ displays perpetual behaviour in a matter which demonstrates a torn mind, he certainly is within Rambam’s category of shoteh… regardless of the cause.

19. Rambam (12th century Egypt), Mishneh Torah, Laws of Testimony 9:10
הפתאים ביותר שאין מכירין דברים שסותרין זה את זה ולא יבינו עניני הדבר כדרך שמבינין שאר עם הארץ, וכן המבוהלים והנחפזים בדעתם והמשתגעים ביותר הרי אלו בכלל השוטים, ודבר זה לפי (מה) שיראה הדיין שאי אפשר לכוין הדעת בכתב.
Those who are especially foolish [peti], who do not recognize contradictory statements and do not understand matters as other normal people do. Also, those who are confused and hasty in their minds, and those who are especially foolish, are in the category of shotim. It is as the judge sees it; one cannot specify a mindset in writing.

20. Rabbi Yehoshua Falk (16th century Poland), Sefer Meirat Einayim, Choshen Mishpat 35:22
המבוהלים והנחפזים בדעתם והמשתגעים ביותר - נראה שכל הני פירושם הוא שאינם מתונים בעניניהם, אלא כל מעשיהן עושין במהירות ולא מבינים לסוף הענין ולתכלית המעשה, מ"ה זה ג"כ בשם שגעון ושטות יחשב:
"Those who are confused and hasty in their minds, and who are especially foolish" – It appears that the meaning of all of these is that they are not patient in their affairs. They perform all of their deeds hastily, not understanding the end of the matter and goal of the act. Therefore, this is also considered foolishness and irrationality.

21. Rabbi Shemuel de Medina (16th century Turkey), Even haEzer 239
ולכאורה נר' שאין לנו מבוהל ונחפז גדול ממי שהוא מנוגף בקדחת עזה והרי הוא בכלל שוטה שפסול מן התורה
It appears that none are more confused and hasty than a person who is struck with powerful fever; he is a shoteh, biblically disqualified.

22. Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein (19th-20thcentury Lithuania), Aruch haShulchan Even haEzer 121:13
בעלי המרה השחורה שאין עושין כלום דברים של שגעון רק יושבין בעצבות ורחוקים מחבורת אנשים ואין מבקשין לאכול וכשנותנים להם לאכול אוכלין, ואין מתחילין לדבר וכששואלין אותן עונין מעט דברים, ואין מדברים דברים של שגעון, יש להתיישב אם דינם כשוטה אם לאו ולפי הסברא אין בזה סימני שטות אלא מחלת העצבות בלבד ותלוי בראיית עיני הב"ד להבין דרכו ועלילותיו.
People of black bile who do not perform any irrational acts, but only sit in sadness, far from human company, and do not seek to eat but do eat when given food, and do not initiate conversation but respond a little when addressed, and do not speak irrationally, one should analyze whether they have the status of shoteh, or not. Logically, there is no sign of irrationality here, only a disease of sadness. It depends on the court’s view, to understand his ways and their causes.

Argument 4 for Overriding Halachic Imperatives: Enabling Future Observance
23. Rabbi Natan Zvi Friedman (20th century Israel), Netzer Mata’ai I 8:1
ואם הלימוד הוא "'וחי בהם' ולא שימות בהם", נכלל בזה גם רפואת חולי-רוח, שהרי מקרא מלא דיבר הכתוב (דברים ל) "לאהבה את ד' אלקיך, לשמוע בקולו ולדבקה בו כי הוא חייך ואורך ימיך." וכל זמן שהוא שוטה הוא פטור מכל המצוות שבתורה...
וכן מוכח דבר זה לפי הדרש האחר המובא שם ביומא בשמו של רבי שמעון בן מנסיא, שלומד דין פקוח נפש שדוחה שבת מדכתיב (שמות לא) ושמרו בני ישראל את השבת — חלל עליו שבת אחת כדי שישמור שבתות הרבה. מפורש להדיא שהיתר של פקוח נפש הוא כדי לאפשר לו קיום מצוות להבא, שאם לא נפקח עליו את הגל לא יוכל לקיים מצוות להבא. אם כן במקרה שהוא בריא בגופו אבל חולה ברוחו, והיום הוא לא יכול לקיים מצות כי שוטה פטור מכל המצוות, מצוה לחלל עליו שבת כדי שישמור שבתות הרבה. וזה פשוט וברור לפי דרשא זו.
If the deduction [teaching that we violate Shabbat to save lives] is from “’And he shall live by them’ – and not die by them,” this includes healing the emotionally ill, for Devarim 30 speaks explicitly, “to love Hashem your Gd, to listen to His voice and adhere to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days.” As long as he is a shoteh, he is exempt from all of the Torah’s mitzvot…
And so is clear within the other exegesis brought in Yoma, from Rabbi Shimon ben Menasya, who learns the law of overriding Shabbat to save lives from Shemot 31, “And the Children of Israel shall observe Shabbat” – Desecrate one Shabbat for him, so that he will observe many Shabbatot. It is explicit that the license to save lives is to enable future fulfillment of mitzvot, for if we would not overturn the debris for him, he could not fulfill mitzvot in the future. If so, in a case where he is physically healthy but emotionally ill, and today he cannot fulfill mitzvot because a shoteh is exempt from all of the mitzvot, it is a mitzvah to desecrate Shabbat for him, so that he will observe many Shabbatot. This is simple and clear, according to this exegesis.

Application to our cases
24. Rabbi Asher Weiss (21st century Israel), Halachik Challenges in Dealing With Mental Illness, 11/24/16
Many times in the past I paskened that girls suffering from anorexia could eat normally on Yom Kippur. Not l’shiurim [minimal amounts, below the standard of ‘eating’]. Because even though there is no direct sakkanah [danger], it’s a terrible ailment, and people, and girls, die from anorexia, to my dismay. I personally know a few families that lost children to this terrible malady. And the way to treat them is difficult, and it’s a long haul, and it takes a long time to design a plan of eating. And any interference, any interruption with that pattern could set the patient back months, or years, and ultimately could endanger the patient’s life. So it does seem to be a chiddush [novelty] to many, and some rabbonim didn’t really agree with my psak, but my psak was that girls suffering from anorexia, Yom Kippur, should eat in the normal pattern that was worked out in the personal, tailored plan for them, and they should not try to eat l’shiurim.

25. Rambam (12th century Egypt), Mishneh Torah, Laws of the Mourner 1:1
ואין אבילות מן התורה אלא ביום ראשון בלבד שהוא יום המיתה ויום הקבורה, אבל שאר השבעה ימים אינו דין תורה...
There is no biblical law of mourning other than on the first day, if it is the day of death and burial. The rest of the seven days are not biblical law…

Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva put on a dazzling show in the last minute UFC 234 main event and now they’ll walk away with a post fight bonus.

Following middleweight champion Robert Whittaker’s withdrawal from the card due to emergency hernia surgery, Adesanya and Silva were thrust into the headlining spot and they managed to put on quite a show over three rounds.

As a reward, Adesanya and Silva earned $50,000 each for ‘Fight of the Night’ honors.

Meanwhile, Devonte Smith picked up a vicious first round knockout to earn a $50,000 ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.

Finally, Montana De La Rosa also picked up $50,000 for her second round submission against previously undefeated prospect Nadia Kassem.

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Conor McGregor Post-Mayweather Fight

Conor McGregor may not be able to step foot into the Octagon and compete until sometime after April, but that isn't keeping him from weighing in on the fights that are going on. He took to Twitter on Saturday night to heap praise on former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, while simultaneously blasting Kelvin Gastelum for parading around UFC 234 with the middleweight title belt.

Silva's bout with rising star Israel Adesanya was elevated to main event status at UFC 234 after middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was forced to withdraw from his fight with Gastelum because of a medical emergency. Whittaker was diagnosed with an internal hernia and underwent same-day surgery to correct it, as well as a collapsed bowel.

Adesanya walked away the winner in a changing-of-the-guard sort of bout with Silva, though the former middleweight champion gave a solid accounting of himself at 43 years of age. McGregor took note, praising Silva, while again tipping his hat to the idea of one day stepping into the cage with him.

"Anderson is one crafty, craft martial artist," McGregor wrote. "You only develop these methods through years of hard fought experience. Phenomenal performance. The crafty veteran. Big respect always. It would be an honor!"

The Irishman wasn't so kind to Gastelum, who repeatedly sent his well wishes to Whittaker, but also grabbed a UFC championship belt and paraded it around the arena in Melbourne, doing interviews with it and claiming that he was the rightful UFC middleweight champion; a claim that UFC officials told is untrue.

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"Why is that worm holding the 185-pound belt? There are worms crawling on his skin!" McGregor tweeted, making note of Gastelum admitting in interviews that he had developed a staph infection earlier in the week.

"It was absolutely ludicrous to even consider allowing him to compete. Let alone, now walk around the arena shaking our fans' hands. Someone sort this this instant. And sterilize that belt. Immediately."

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Israel Adesanya had the torched passed to him from a legend while putting on a show in the impromptu UFC 234 main event on Saturday night.

Originally scheduled as the co-headliner, Adesanya ended up facing former middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the main event and ultimately earned a unanimous decision victory while the two fighters thrilled the Melbourne, Australia crowd over all 15 minutes.

Heading into the fight, Adesanya was an overwhelming favorite but he found out quickly in the opening round that the 43-year old Silva still had some fight left in him.

While Adesanya was able to control the range and the distance with his size and reach advantage, Silva refused to back down even after he was tagged with a couple of stinging punches during the first few exchanges.

Silva eventually started charging forward more and more as time ticked away on the clock and that’s when he managed to tag Adesanya with some stiff shots of his own.

Late in the first round, Adesanya turned the tables on Silva by showcasing a flashy array of strikes and then putting one hand behind his back and inviting the former champion to come after him like he was Neo in ‘The Matrix’.

The crowd ate up the back and forth exchanges not to mention the showmanship from both athletes in the main event.

The second round saw the best out of Silva all fight as he started to open up with his combinations and he began finding a home for his right hand on Adesanya’s jaw. Every time Silva managed to force Adesanya to back up, he did his best work in the fight.

Still, Adesanya never allowed himself to eat too much damage before resetting in the center of the cage where he was constantly the aggressor.

In the final five minutes of the fight, Adesanya surged ahead with a stronger showing on his feet while blasting Silva with several low kicks to the thigh. Silva winced during one of those thudding kicks, which let Adesanya know he was getting the job done.

As the punches and kicks continued to fly, Adesanya was just racking up far more significant strikes landed but Silva never went away and continued to throw counter shots until the final horn sounded.

When the judges returned their scorecards, Adesanya earned the victory with a 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 unanimous decision to move to 16-0 in his mixed martial arts career.

“If I’m playing basketball to play against Michael Jordan, this is it for me,” Adesanya said after facing one of his idols in Silva. “Crazy week. I showed up to work, a lot of people didn’t even though it’s out of their hands. Sometimes it’s not in your control. Player one has the controller and I showed up.”

Adesanya was obviously referencing middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, who pulled out of the UFC 234 main event just hours before the card was slated to start after he was forced into emergency surgery for a hernia.

The Australian crowd booed loudly at Adesanya’s words towards the champion but he ultimately sent well wishes to Whittaker in his post fight speech.

He also managed to take a shot at top ranked contender Kelvin Gastelum, who was walking around with a title on his shoulder all night while proclaiming that he was the new middleweight champion by default since Whittaker failed to compete on Saturday night.

“Rob heal up quick, Kelvin put that belt down, seriously,” Adesanya said with a laugh from the crowd.

As for what comes next, it’s nearly impossible to say after Whittaker was forced into surgery that may keep him sidelined for several weeks or perhaps even months.

Adesanya was expected to earn a title shot with a win at UFC 234 but now that may be put on hold with Gastelum still expected to get the next crack at Whittaker once he’s healthy again.

Meanwhile, Silva embraced the crowd following his hard fought loss and stated once again that he’s not going anywhere except back to the gym to prepare for his next fight.

“I love my job,” Silva said following the fight. “This is my heart. This is my life. I continue to fight because this is my home.

“I try to fight in Curitiba, my city. I’m going to go back to training, go back to see my family and maybe I fight in Curitiba.”

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A medical condition forced middleweight champion Robert Whittaker to withdraw UFC 234 just hours before he was slated to defend his belt against Kelvin Gastelum.

UFC president Dana White revealed the news to ESPN on Saturday after Whittaker pulled out of the fight.

Evidently, Whittaker began complaining of pain in his abdomen during the middle of the night and was taken to the hospital. He was diagnosed with an abdominal hernia. 

ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto said that White told him the hernia was in no way weight cut related. He later informed Okamoto that Whittaker would be going into surgery Saturday (North American time) to take care of the hernia.

Whittaker last defended his belt in an immediate rematch with Yoel Romero at UFC 225 last summer. He then needed some time off from fighting in order to deal with some health issues, so he and Gastelum served as coaches on the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter.

This marks the second time that Whittaker has been slated to fight in Australia, but been unable to compete because of complications.

UFC 234 will move forward with Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva taking over the headlining slot. They were initially slated to be the co-main event in Melbourne. The Early Prelim headlining bout pitting Lando Vannata vs. Marcos Mariano has been elevated to the UFC 234 Pay-Per-View main card.

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UFC 234 posterUFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum
Date: February 10, 2019 (Feb. 9 across North America)
Venue: Rod Laver Arena
Location: Melbourne, Australia


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UFC 234 Fight Card

Main Card (10 pm ET on Pay-Per-View)

  • Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Kelvin Gastelum* -- Whittaker Medical Scratch
  • Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
  • Rani Yahya vs. Ricky Simon
  • Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem
  • Jimmy Crute vs. Sam Alvey
  • Lando Vannata vs. Marcos Mariano

Prelims (8 pm ET on ESPN)

  • Devonte Smith vs. Dong Hyun Ma
  • Shane Young vs. Austin Arnett
  • Kai-Kara France vs. Raulian Paiva
  • Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang

Early Prelims (6:30 pm ET on UFC Fight Pass)

  • Callan Potter vs. Jalin Turner
  • Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez

*For UFC middleweight championship


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Chapter 46—The Blessings and the Curses

This chapter is based on Joshua 8.

After the execution of the sentence upon Achan, Joshua was commanded to marshal all the men of war and again advance against Ai. The power of God was with His people, and they were soon in possession of the city.

Military operations were now suspended, that all Israel might engage in a solemn religious service. The people were eager to obtain a settlement in Canaan; as yet they had not homes or lands for their families, and in order to gain these they must drive out the Canaanites; but this important work must be deferred, for a higher duty demanded their first attention.

Before taking possession of their inheritance, they must renew their covenant of loyalty to God. In the last instructions of Moses, direction had been twice given for a convocation of the tribes upon Mounts Ebal and Gerizim, at Shechem, for the solemn recognition of the law of God. In obedience to these injunctions the whole people, not only men, but “the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant among them” left their camp at Gilgal, and marched through the country of their enemies, to the vale of Shechem, near the center of the land. Though surrounded by unconquered foes, they were safe under the protection of God as long as they were faithful to Him. Now, as in the days of Jacob, “the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them” (Genesis 35:5), and the Hebrews were unmolested.

The place appointed for this solemn service was one already sacred from its association with the history of their fathers. It was here that Abraham raised his first altar to Jehovah in the land of Canaan. Here both Abraham and Jacob had pitched their tents. Here the latter bought the field in which the tribes were to bury the body of Joseph. Here also was the well that Jacob had dug, and the oak under which he had buried the idolatrous images of his household.

The spot chosen was one of the most beautiful in all Palestine, and worthy to be the theater where this grand and impressive scene was to be enacted. The lovely valley, its green fields dotted with olive groves, watered with brooks from living fountains, and gemmed with wild flowers, spread out invitingly between the barren hills. Ebal and Gerizim, upon opposite sides of the valley, nearly approach each other, their lower spurs seeming to form a natural pulpit, every word spoken on one being distinctly audible on the other, while the mountainsides, receding, afford space for a vast assemblage.

According to the directions given by Moses, a monument of great stones was erected upon Mount Ebal. Upon these stones, previously prepared by a covering of plaster, the law was inscribed—not only the ten precepts spoken from Sinai and engraved on the tables of stone, but the laws communicated to Moses, and by him written in a book. Beside this monument was built an altar of unhewn stone, upon which sacrifices were offered unto the Lord. The fact that the altar was set up on Mount Ebal, the mountain upon which the curse was put, was significant, denoting that because of their transgressions of God's law, Israel had justly incurred His wrath, and that it would be at once visited, but for the atonement of Christ, represented by the altar of sacrifice.

Six of the tribes—all descended from Leah and Rachel—were stationed upon Mount Gerizim; while those that descended from the handmaids, together with Reuben and Zebulun, took their position on Ebal, the priests with the ark occupying the valley between them. Silence was proclaimed by the sound of the signal trumpet; and then in the deep stillness, and in the presence of this vast assembly, Joshua, standing beside the sacred ark, read the blessings that were to follow obedience to God's law. All the tribes on Gerizim responded by an Amen. He then read the curses, and the tribes on Ebal in like manner gave their assent, thousands upon thousands of voices uniting as the voice of one man in the solemn response. Following this came the reading of the law of God, together with the statutes and judgments that had been delivered to them by Moses.

Israel had received the law directly from the mouth of God at Sinai; and its sacred precepts, written by His own hand, were still preserved in the ark. Now it had been again written where all could read it. All had the privilege of seeing for themselves the conditions of the covenant under which they were to hold possession of Canaan. All were to signify their acceptance of the terms of the covenant and give their assent to the blessings or curses for its observance or neglect. The law was not only written upon the memorial stones, but was read by Joshua himself in the hearing of all Israel. It had not been many weeks since Moses gave the whole book of Deuteronomy in discourses to the people, yet now Joshua read the law again.

Not alone the men of Israel, but “all the women and the little ones” listened to the reading of the law; for it was important that they also should know and do their duty. God had commanded Israel concerning His statutes: “Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, ... that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.” Deuteronomy 11:18-21.

Every seventh year the whole law was to be read in the assembly of all Israel, as Moses commanded: “At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, when all Israel is come to appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: and that their children, which have not known anything, may hear, and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.” Deuteronomy 31:10-13.

Satan is ever at work endeavoring to pervert what God has spoken, to blind the mind and darken the understanding, and thus lead men into sin. This is why the Lord is so explicit, making His requirements so very plain that none need err. God is constantly seeking to draw men close under His protection, that Satan may not practice his cruel, deceptive power upon them. He has condescended to speak to them with His own voice, to write with His own hand the living oracles. And these blessed words, all instinct with life and luminous with truth, are committed to men as a perfect guide. Because Satan is so ready to catch away the mind and divert the affections from the Lord's promises and requirements, the greater diligence is needed to fix them in the mind and impress them upon the heart. 

Greater attention should be given by religious teachers to instructing the people in the facts and lessons of Bible history and the warnings and requirements of the Lord. These should be presented in simple language, adapted to the comprehension of children. It should be a part of the work both of ministers and parents to see that the young are instructed in the Scriptures.

Parents can and should interest their children in the varied knowledge found in the sacred pages. But if they would interest their sons and daughters in the word of God, they must be interested in it themselves. They must be familiar with its teachings, and, as God commanded Israel, speak of it, “when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deuteronomy 11:19. Those who desire their children to love and reverence God must talk of His goodness, His majesty, and His power, as revealed in His word and in the works of creation.

Every chapter and every verse of the Bible is a communication from God to men. We should bind its precepts as signs upon our hands and as frontlets between our eyes. If studied and obeyed, it would lead God's people, as the Israelites were led, by the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night. 

Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 499–504

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Hemp has been outlawed in the U.S. since 1938. Thankfully, the latest Farm Bill signed into law at the end of 2018 makes it legal. In this interview, board-certified clinical nutritionist and expert on phytocannabinoids, Carl Germano, discusses the exciting implications of this change.

Now, there's a difference between cannabidiol (CBD) products made from hemp and those made from marijuana. While many mistakenly believe hemp and marijuana are interchangeable, they're actually two different plants.

"Both are considered Cannabis sativa by genus and species, but that's where the similarity ends," Germano explains. "Hemp has been cultivated for many reasons for the past few thousand years — food, clothing, fiber and fuel. The plant itself contains naturally occurring active compounds called phytocannabinoids, of which CBD is just one of them.

Marijuana, on the other hand, has been cultivated for its primary phytocannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While it has recreational value at small levels, it does have medicinal value.

Nevertheless, many decades ago, hemp got dumped into the definition of marijuana. Hemp was unjustly placed into the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which kind of hampered its access, its ability to have U.S. farmers grow it, or to have even medical or academic institutions study it.

We've been in the Dark Ages for decades. Thanks to Israel and Europe, who've championed all the research, we've [discovered] the cannabinoid system in the body called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

Trump did sign a Farm Bill that finally deregulates hemp. It takes it out of the CSA … It gives the rights of farmers to grow it. It will open up the doors for academic and medical institutions to study it. It will give consumers access to [what is] probably the most important botanical we have on this planet."

Why Whole Hemp May Be Better Than Isolated CBD

The hemp plant contains over 100 different phytocannabinoids, of which CBD is one. And while hemp has now been taken off the CSA, CBD is still under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is responsible for the labeling of supplements and enforcing the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA).

"With the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), you have several things against CBD. First, CBD was not in commerce prior to 1994, so it could not be grandfathered as a dietary supplement, yet hemp oil has been in commerce prior to 1994, so we're OK there.

Secondly, DSHEA states that if you want to submit a new dietary ingredient application, you can do so and petition the FDA for an ingredient to be classified as a dietary supplement.

Well, if you were to do that today, you would get rejected immediately because the other part of DSHEA states that if Big Pharma takes a natural ingredient and makes a drug that gets approved, it's hands-off to the dietary supplement industry.

GW Pharmaceuticals has two drugs using isolated purified CBD in it. Therefore, we've got several strikes against putting CBD on the front panel, calling it a dietary supplement, and I say, why bother? Because the story is much bigger than CBD, both clinically, scientifically and legally."

Hemp oil is a food that happens to have CBD in it. But while CBD may not be legally advertised on the label, CBD-containing hemp products can be labeled as having phytocannabinoids — the class of compounds to which CBD belongs. While CBD has gained the most attention, CBD alone cannot fully support your body's endocannabinoid system (ECS). You need the other phytocannabinoids and terpenes, which are very complementary to the phytocannabinoids, as well.

"Those of us in botanical medicine understand that the sum of all the parts of the plant is greater than any one single ingredient," Germano says. "Let's face it. There's more than one ginsenoside in ginseng. There's more than one curcuminoid in curcumin. There's more than one isobutylamide in Echinacea. There's more than one ginkgolide in ginkgo.

Well, there's more than just one phytocannabinoid in hemp. Back in 2011, Dr. Ethan Russo in the British Journal of Pharmacology1 … wrote about the entourage effect of all the phytocannabinoids and terpenes needing to be present to give rise to full clinical, meaningful benefit …

While CBD may be the most dominant phytocannabinoid in hemp, the others are there in minor in number, but they are not minor in the body as they all participate in nourishing, supporting the ECS, which is the bigger story."

Understanding Your ECS

While the discovery of the ECS is fairly recent, genetically it dates back over 600 million years.2 Cannabinoid receptors in the human body were discovered in the 1990s, which in turn led to the realization that we make compounds in our body — endogenous cannabinoids — that influence these receptors.

It was also discovered that the ECS orchestrates communication between other bodily systems, such as your respiratory, digestive, immune and cardiovascular systems. The ECS does this via receptors found in every organ, including your skin.

"Your ECS is like the conductor of the orchestra. The orchestra are our organ systems. We cannot be healthy, we cannot be well if our ECS does not function well," Germano says.

"Your body produces cannabinoids similar structurally to the cannabinoids found in cannabis. Your body feeds off of them. If you don't produce enough to feed every single receptor, various conditions and various illnesses will ensue."

Two Types of Endocannabinoid Receptors Have Been Identified

There are two primary ECS receptors: cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2). While CB1 is typically thought of as being primarily in the brain and CB2 primarily in the immune system, both types of receptors are in fact found throughout your body.

One of the two cannabinoids your body produces is called anandamide — a nod to the word "ananda," the Sanskrit word for "bliss," as it attaches to the same CB1 receptors that THC attaches to. The other, 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), is found throughout your body.

"The ECS has been the subject of many scholarly textbooks … Quite frankly, this is something that should be taught from high school to college to medical school. Unfortunately, because of the stigma attached to cannabinoids … less than 13 percent [of medical schools in the U.S.] are teaching the ECS.

I say, 'Are you insane? This is like saying that for the next 70 years we will not teach the cardiovascular system, as if it never existed.' We now have to dismantle this medical travesty … The whole thing is about education. This is critical and crucial to our health and well-being.

We have to dismantle the stigma, and we have to start educating ourselves to understand that the ECS is probably one of the most important medical discoveries in quite some time. Understanding the enormity of this system and what it does and what it influences throughout the entire human body."

Low Endocannabinoid Levels Result in Ill Health

With age, our bodies tend to become less efficient in creating the compounds needed for optimal health, and this holds true for anandamide and 2-AG as well. According to Germano, these two cannabinoids can actually be used as biological markers for certain illnesses and conditions.

Endocannabinoid deficiency has been identified in people who have migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory and neurological conditions and a variety of treatment-resistant conditions. Germano also cites a paper3 in Translational Psychiatry, which found low anandamide levels are a statistically positive indicator for stress-induced anxiety.

They've also discovered there's an intimate relationship between your ECS and your omega-3 status.4 As it turns out, omega-3 fats make your cannabinoid receptors more active, and are used as backbone structures to produce cannabinoids in your body.

"What do we see in people who have low omega-3 status? We see the same things we see in people who are endocannabinoid deficient: pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, depression and so on. It is a perfect marriage between omega-3s and phytocannabinoids, which act like a multivitamin for the ECS.

But it doesn't stop there. Look at bones … the reason we give post-menopausal women estrogen is because it influences the cells that build up bone, osteoblasts, and the cells that break down bone, osteoclasts. What does this have to do with the ECS?

We now know that if you stimulate the CB1 receptors, you start to stimulate the brain-to-bone communication by slowing down the brain from releasing bone-breaking compounds, like norepinephrine. Then when you stimulate the CB2 receptors, it increases osteoblasts, the bone makers, and decreases osteoclasts, the bone breakers."

Top conditions associated with low cannabinoid levels include:

  • Pain, inflammation and inflammatory conditions
  • Stress, anxiety and insomnia
  • Ocular health
  • Bone health
  • Neurological conditions

"These are all conditions that can be suitably treated with phytocannabinoids," Germano says. "These are conditions that we see in people who are endocannabinoid-deficient."

Running Dramatically Boosts Anandamide Level

While runner's high is typically attributed to the release of endorphins, running also dramatically increases anandamide in the body, and anandamide not only targets the CB1 receptor, but it also influences opioid and endorphin receptors. Not surprisingly then, the higher an individual's anandamide level, the better they report feeling.

"That makes sense, because anandamide hits the receptors in the brain that are involved in reward and mood," Germano says. "We also understand that the cannabinoids we produce are quite promiscuous.

They certainly touch the CB1 and CB2 receptors, but they [affect] other receptors as well, [such as] the 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT3) receptors, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR), gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors, and receptors that control inflammation, pain, reward, anxiety and things of that nature."

A paper5 published in PLOS ONE also details how various nutrients (such as omega-3 fats), drugs, exercise, chiropractic care, massage and acupuncture influence the function of your ECS.

Your Endocannabinoid System — A Key Player in Inflammation

Curcumin, boswellia, fish oil and quercetin are all well-recognized anti-inflammatory nutrients, but none can compare to what cannabinoids can do, Germano says, especially when the full spectrum is used.

As noted in a 2014 paper6 in Current Opinions in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, the ECS is an emerging key player in inflammation, because it's intertwined with all of the inflammatory pathways, including the eicosanoid ones that omega-3 fish oils influence.

Germano also cites other research showing that targeting the ECS can ease both inflammatory and neuropathic pain, and describe how cannabinoids act as analgesics. According to Germano:

"You cannot contend with any inflammatory condition unless you're supporting the ECS. They can be used interchangeably; phytocannabinoids along with curcumin and boswellia and fish oils would be remarkable, as they are complementary to each other by doing different things.

Again, we must address the ECS in any inflammatory condition, whether it be irritable bowel syndrome or injuries — even inflammation in the brain, which is one of the hallmarks of all neurological diseases. In 2003, the United States government got issued a patent on the neuroprotective effects of cannabinoids.

At that time, while the government has been telling us that phytocannabinoids are like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and heroin — [meaning they] have no medical value — they go out and get a patent on the medical value.

But that was followed up, and there are many papers that talk all about the anti-inflammatory effects in the brain and in the nervous system, of these cannabinoids … There is nothing else like supporting the ECS with phytocannabinoids."

Your Endocannabinoid System Also Plays a Key Role in Your Gut Health

You're probably familiar with the fact that there's a strong connection between not only your brain and your gut, but also your immune system. The importance of this triad in health and disease prevention cannot be overstated. Your gut not only is your largest immune organ, it's also your second brain, containing hundreds of millions of neurons.

"We now understand how the gut is involved with communicating with the brain and the immune system, because it has brain cells and immune cells in it," Germano says. In the middle of this trio is your ECS. It is actually the orchestrator of this tri-directional communication. According to Germano, researchers have also discovered the ECS controls:

  • Motility in the gut
  • Intestinal inflammation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gut permeability
  • Tolerance to antigens

The ECS also reduces the activity of the stress pathways, including the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) pathways. Anandamide, specifically, participates in the immunological response in the gut. What's more, there's also communication occurring between your endocannabinoid system and your gut microbiome (the bacteria in your gut).

Clinical Applications for Hemp Products

Again, a full-spectrum oil is actually far preferable to product in which CBD has been isolated. Germano cites a 2015 Israeli paper, which compared full-spectrum oil against isolated CBD, and found the full-spectrum oil was in fact clinically superior.

As for dosing, most of the literature demonstrates efficacy of CBD in the several hundred milligram range — but that is for "single magic bullet" isolated CBD. Preclinical studies and any clinicians are reporting that efficacy can be achieved with much lower doses when using a ful spectrum oil — some in the 10 to 25mg CBD range.

"Since CBD is the most dominant cannabinoid in hemp, when you extract oil from hemp, you do have much, much higher levels of CBD naturally in the oil as compared to the rest of the phytocannabinoid family. Providing 10 to 25 mg of CBD is the sweet spot for most conditions in the trade — especially when used with other synergistic ingredients …

People are responding quite remarkably, which [suggests] you don't need a lot to jump-start the body's ECS. Quite frankly, when we look at the bell-shaped curve with the isolates, the higher the dose, sometimes you decrease the effectiveness … When you use a full-spectrum oil and you're getting the other important phytocannabinoid and terpene components, this is superior, and I'll tell you why.

People have been focusing on CBD, which is the wrong message. It's the myopic message. Think about it, CBD does not attach to the CB1 or CB2 receptors. If anything, CBD supports the CB1 receptors by preventing the breakdown of anandamide in our bodies and anandamide hits the CB1 receptor.

What about the CB2 receptor that controls inflammatory cycling, pain signaling, insulin sensitivity and bone building? CBD does nothing for that, so we need something of a CB2 agonist. A perfect partner to CBD would be another phytocannabinoid called beta caryophyllene. Luckily, the family of other phytocannabinoids in a full-spectrum oil contains other phytocannabinoids that complement to what CBD is not doing as well.

We must get off this single magic bullet bandwagon. We must appreciate the full gamut of all these phytocannabinoids as a whole, and that they complement each other, because CBD is not the answer to support the ECS as a whole."

As with most things, too much can backfire. While CBD cannot kill you, using CBD isolate in too high amounts can reduce its effectiveness. Such problems are far less likely when using a full-spectrum oil.

"I don't foresee anybody really overdosing on the standard dosages that we're recommending," Germano says. "Nor when we look at the data that's been published, up to 1,500 mg of CBD chronically administered over time show that it was well-tolerated, minimal to no adverse reactions on physiological function, psychological functioning and other parameters in the body, including blood pressure. So, CBD is quite well-tolerated in humans."

Hemp Oil for Sleep

Aside from inflammation and pain, another area where a full-spectrum hemp oil can be beneficial is to improve sleep and treat insomnia. Germano recommends using a full-spectrum oil in a dose that provides 25 mg of CBD.

"CBD at that range does a number of things. No. 1, it reduces excitability in the brain. It can reduce glutamate toxicity and any excitatory conditioning. Secondly, CBD is involved in various neurotransmitters that are involved with a normal sleep cycle.

While it has a calming effect and helps to establish a normal sleep cycle, it's not necessarily a sedative. You can use it with melatonin. You can use it with lavender. You can use it with chamomile and passionflower, what have you. I would do that towards the latter part of the day, at least an hour or two before bedtime. Lower doses of CBD are more stimulating, so to speak, and more upregulating."

How the New Law Can Improve Quality of Hemp Products

In the past, prior to the signing of the new Farm Bill, the leaf, flower and bud of the hemp plant could not be used in the production of CBD-rich hemp oil. The oil had to be pulled from the stalk and stem of the plant only — the less concentrated part. With the new law, all parts of the plant can be used, which will make processing easier and more economical, as the cannabinoids are more concentrated in the leaves, flowers and buds.

The law also makes it legal to grow hemp in in every state, so if you wanted to, you could grow it in your backyard. This is something I'm definitely considering, as you can easily juice the whole plant or add it to smoothies.

"Growing it for yourself would be wonderful," Germano says. "It is a weed. It has a short period of harvest. It grows very rapidly — July, August and September. Yes, the whole plant can be used rather than just extracting the oils from it. All the phytocannabinoids and lipids are found in the oils, but the leaf can be juiced and put into smoothies as well …

In terms of growing and processing it, it's a rather easy plant to grow, because it is a weed. When we talk about the raw plant, a lot of these cannabinoids are in their acidic form. CBD is in CBDA, cannabidiol acid, form. To convert it to its useable form, the acid has to be decarboxylated.

So, while you may benefit from a lot of the phytocannabinoids [in the raw plant], it's going to be reliant on your body's ability to process it from the acidic forms that are in there. Exposure to heat, light, moisture and air will decarboxylate a lot of them as well. The more you process it yourself, the more useable some of those phytocannabinoids will be.

[To process it], you can take the leaf, flower and bud. You can blend it and store it in the refrigerator. Over a day or two of exposure to heat, air, light and moisture, it'll decarboxylate to some extent and you'll benefit more from that. How much do you get? Appreciable amounts of CBD may be difficult with just juicing alone …

I don't want to misquote myself and say the wrong thing, but probably an ounce or two [of raw plant] would do the trick as a healthy plant beverage. Again, you don't need a lot to jump-start your body's ECS. It's not a numbers game. Small doses, you would definitely respond to."

How to Identify a High-Quality Hemp Product

If you're not growing your own, attributes to look for when shopping for a hemp product include:




Verified pesticide and herbicide free

Full-spectrum phytocannabinoids

Grown from certified seeds and not hybrids with marijuana

"I look for companies that are doing the right thing also. That is, they don't mention CBD on the front panel or quantify it in the Supplement Fact box. Responsible companies talk about phytocannabinoids," Germano says.

"They talk about hemp oil. They talk about nourishing the endocannabinoid system. This is a superior story to just CBD. Those are the more reputable companies that are telling the right story, [and not just talking about] isolated CBD."

More Information About Endocannabinoid System

Germano has written a book about the endocannabinoid system called, "Road to Ananda: The Simple Guide to the Endocannabinoid System, Phytocannabinoids and Hemp," ( which is due out shortly. I am very proud to have written the forward to this book as it is a great resource. Definitely pick up a copy if you want to learn more about this fascinating topic. 

"I'm ecstatic to announce that the person who wrote the introduction to the book is Raphael Mechoulam, the father of cannabinoid research and who was involved in the discovery of the endocannabinoid system.

He is well-known in the scholarly circles. There are certainly plenty of scholarly work out there, but we need to get this message, this story, which is enormous, out to the layman and practitioner out there who is really unaware still," Germano says.

"I've been in this industry for over 35 years. I'm a clinical nutritionist by trade. I have not seen any natural compounds this clinically relevant since the inception of this industry. I can tell you that targeting the endocannabinoid system, supporting it, will dominate medicine and nutrition of the next couple of decades.

There are also topical applications for phytocannabinoids, because, again, our skin is one of our largest organs. It also has five to 10 times more cannabinoids in it than we have in our brain. The CB1 and CB2 receptors are there as well.

There are three targeted areas for topical applications. One, obviously, is pain and inflammation, because the CB2 receptors are there that control that. That is something that will blow away any of these compounds in the marketplace today for topical pain relief.

Then we know that certain cannabinoids strangle the sebaceous gland for acne. Certain cannabinoids also influence age spot development and antiaging. [There are] some very interesting things going on in the topical application area.

When we look at the global picture of what is the subcutaneous endocannabinoid system doing, it's helping to maintain normal cell proliferation, differentiation and immune competence. Oncologists are going to be interested in that aspect."

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This is exactly what our Bibles tell us to do, pray for our leadership. Even the despotic governments leaders in the worst countries do sometimes give justice to some. And injustice to others. If we pray... God moved on and used Esther's husband, the king, to stay the planned execution of Esther's (and her uncle's) people, Israel. "God is not willing that any should perish..." He loves us as much as Israel. We may (or may not) be prophesied about in the NT, but that does not mean the USA is loved any less. What our real inheritance from the Lord is, is forgiveness. Even if the stories of evil intentions from Russia and Trump were real, even if, it does not mean they can not be repented of. How much more so if the stories are lies? His job is to serve US American interests and serve and protect us all, including esp our Constitution. The blood of the Lamb of God is more than adequate to slay any curses or "spells" laid on Trump by "bad" laying on of hands should a plant have gotten in among the real "wheat." It all comes down to whom do you trust, whom does Trump trust, which God, which Messiah (Christ) do we trust? Without trust, there is no "faith" in our God. If we can not even trust our God to prevent us from being led astray, what kind of God would He be? Is He able? or not? Do we serve an All Powerful One? or the one whose not quite as powerful as some other god? Let us now pray for Trump's humility. The more power our God uses with him, the more humility Trump (any of us) needs to counteract that so that he will not be led astray in arrogance. It's the weakness of the very powerful (and the very rich).
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Carrier's analysis is always interesting, though I seldom agree. He mentions several passages that are "interpolations," including the ending of Mark. And of course, thinks that it is scandalous. I think Carrier's ideas about the scripture are extreme. And sometimes humorous. The Mark passage makes no attempt to deceive the reader. It is merely a later redactor's attempt to complete what seemed to him (several hims, since there are several endings) an incomplete ending. It is a summary of the various orally transmitted memories of what Jesus said and what happened in the early church.

Carrier's (and Madison's) analysis of 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 is problematic. Unlike Mark, where the pericope is amended to by the added ending, Carrier suggests the Thessalonians has the interpolation woven into a pericope that apparently he thinks is genuinely Pauline. But if we subtract the interpolation we are left with fragments of Pauline text that make no sense. Something would have to have been removed, but what? It is hard to imagine what.

Carrier's argument that the language of the interpolation is uncharacteristic of Paul, is also an extreme position to take. He points specifically to "wrath." But that does not seem to differ greatly in character from how Paul described the judgment of God upon the Egyptians who enslaved the Israelites (Romans 9:23-24). He used "wrath" there. And the implication in the larger passage is that God has judged the unbelieving Jews of Paul's day with the same judgment. So though "wrath" is not specifically used to describe God's judgment on the Jews of Paul's day, Paul does say that the larger part of the Jews of his day are "enemies" of the gospel (Rom. 11:28) and "disobedient" and have their backs bent forever (Rom. 11:10).

In view of Romans, Thessalonians does not seem out of character.

The coup de grace for Carrier is the final phrase, " but the wrath has come upon them to the uttermost." He reads that as referring to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. which is, of course, after Paul's death and so could not have been written by Paul. The problem is that "has come" is an aorist tense verb in the Greek. An aorist is not exactly the same as the English past tense. It expresses an accomplished fact but without necessarily expressing when (time).That may seem like a fine point if you do not read Greek, but it is significant. It means that Paul is not saying that the judgment of God's wrath has already been carried out but rather that it is certain. Greek grammarians may debate that interpretation of the aorist in this case [Most grammars do indicate that the aorist indicative, which this is,express the idea of past time. But there is a Greek tense that would
more accurately express what Carrier claims. It is the perfect.] But the fact that it is debated should cause Carrier to be cautious about using the English translation as though it is definitive. He should have checked with the KJV, which typically is more careful about verb tenses. In the KJV it is " for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost."

Carrier does not have the reputation for caution, however, and that is why in many, many cases historians and Bible scholars disagree with him.

If one takes a more a more cautious approach, there is nothing in the passage that is either uncharacteristic of Paul nor assumes knowledge of anything that happened after the lifetime of Paul. It is simply a strong statement that the Jews because of their opposition to the gospel have fallen under God's condemnation.

Finally, Carrier objects in his essay to the antisemitism of the passage. That is a tactic of our knee-jerk politically correct culture, a rush to judgment without making any distinctions. Paul is not anti-Semitic. He is himself a Jew. Most of the church, at his writing, is still Jewish. He is simply saying the same thing that the prophets - to whom he alludes - said. The Jewish nation, with the exception of a few whom Paul calls the remnant, has been in rebellion against God. That rebellion reached it's extreme expression when the nation rejected their Messiah.Hence the declaration of judgment.

So I think we can dismiss Carrier's analysis as knee-jerk and extreme.

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Robert Whittaker provided most of the early drama at UFC 234 in Australia and Israel Adesanya quite a lot at the end.

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Nickelodeon Arabia premiered Noobees, Nickelodeon Latin America's (Latinoamérica) hit scripted series which takes viewers inside the high-stakes world of eSports, on Friday 8th February 2019 at 14:36 KSA! Following launch, new episodes will continue to air regularly on Nickelodeon Arabia. Noobees, locally titled نوبيز follows of a group of teenage gamers who have the opportunity to live out their biggest dream, participating in the eSports Championship, creating “Noobees”, an eSports team that will compete to win the Professional Video Games League.

Are you a gamer? N00bees is perfect for you! Not a gamer? You're gonna love the show, too!

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Created by Enrique Pérez (Flipy) from Mediapro Group’s production company 100Balas, and produced by Viacom International Studios (VIS) and 100 Balas, N00bees is the Nickelodeon's first-ever gaming series, and brings fans closer to the very real world of eSports, a mass phenomenon among young people. The series, directed by William Barragán, reproduces the atmosphere of big games, the finals, and competition among the teams, including spectacular images from the Liga de Videojuegos Profesional (Professional Videogames League (LVP)), the biggest e-sports league in Spain and the host of major online and offline tournaments for such hit games as “League of Legends” and “Call of Duty.”

The show began filming in Televideo, MEDIAPRO’s production studio in Bogotá, Colombia in May 2018, and made its world debut on Nickelodeon Latinoamérica in September 2018. The series, featuring 60 1-hour episodes, will also run on the free-to-air (FTA) network RCN in Colombia. The Spanish language series has also being adapted to Portuguese for Nick viewers in Brazil (Brasil), where it premiered on Monday 4th February 2019 at 19h. Nickelodeon recently greenlit Noobees for a second season.

MEDIAPRO Colombia’s experience includes productions such as Chica Vampiro (Vampire Girl) which currently stands as the Nickelodeon favorite among viewers aged 4 to 12, bringing in an average of over 648,000 viewers.

To support the series, Nickelodeon Latinoamérica launched several short-form digital series to tie into the show, including Mystery Man, Rutizados and Game Mode, which fans could watch online at, the Nick Play app and on Nickelodeon Latinoamérica's official YouTube channel. Nickelodeon also partnered with Mixer for a series of weekly interactive live streams, and launched the NOOBINFLUENCER contest. To support the Brazilian debut of Noobees, fans can visit a immersive Noobees-themed interactive truck that will take them into the heart of the show and "Rocket League", the game featured in the series.

“Viacom International Studios is always seeking innovative programming for its brands and audiences,” commented Pierluigi Gazzolo, the president of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) The Americas. “Given the current worldwide trends around gaming, we are happy to introduce the eSports concept to our Nickelodeon viewers by way of this series and to extend its reach to a broader audience via RCN in Colombia.”

World Information Tracking (THE WIT) highlighted Noobees in their “Fresh TV Kids Live-Action Scripted Series” conference dedicated to new live-action TV series for children at MIPTV (Cannes) as one of the most innovative and original audiovisual productions for creating new trends in children’s fiction on the international market.

Noobees is the latest daily scripted series from Nickelodeon Latinoamérica acquired by Nickelodeon Iberia, following the success of Vikki RPM. Noobees also recently premiered on TeenNick Israel, and is also set to air on Nickelodeon Africa and Nickelodeon Iberia.

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The support for a boycott of Israel by the first two Muslim women in the U.S. Congress has opened a breach in the Democratic Party and threatens to create a fissure in the ironclad U.S.-Israeli alliance. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib made their debut in the House of Representatives in January openly declaring their support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, or BDS. ​What is BDS? The movement, launched more than a decade ago and modeled on the 1960s movement to pressure South Africa over apartheid, calls for people and groups to sever economic, cultural and academic ties to Israel, and to support sanctions against the Jewish state. But for Israel partisans, including many Democrats and Republicans in Congress, BDS smacks of anti-Semitism and poses a threat to Israel. Tlaib, 42, has Palestinian roots and represents a district of suburban Detroit, Michigan, that is home to thousands of Muslims. She argues that BDS can draw a focus on “issues like the racism and the international human rights violations by Israel right now.” Omar, 37, is the daughter of Somali refugees who was elected to represent a Minneapolis, Minnesota, district with a large Somali population. She accuses Israel of discrimination against Palestinians akin to apartheid, but denies that she is anti-Semitic. Pro-Israel anger Her remarks in January to Yahoo News however sparked anger among the large pro-Israel contingent in Congress, the powerful, largely Democratic U.S. Jewish community, and Israel itself, where BDS is seen as a national threat. “When I see Israeli institute laws that recognize it as a Jewish state and does not recognize the other religions that are living in it, and we still hold it as a democracy in the Middle East, I almost chuckle,” Omar told Yahoo News. “Because I know that if we see that in another society we would criticize it — we do that to Iran, any other place that sort of upholds its religion.” Fissure among Democrats Omar and Tlaib sparked the BDS controversy during a period when Donald Trump’s administration has strengthened relations with Israel and slashed aid to the Palestinians. But Republicans saw their support for BDS as both a threat to Jews and an exploitable rift among Democrats. “Democrats have made it clear that hateful, bigoted rhetoric toward Israel is not confined to a few freshman members. This is the mainstream position of today’s Democratic Party and their leadership is enabling it,” Republicans said in a statement Jan. 29. ​Bids to legislate The worry about the small but growing support for BDS in the United States predates Tlaib’s and Omar’s political rise. A number of states have passed or proposed constitutionally questionable legislation and policies that would penalize supporters of the boycott movement. But the arrival of Tlaib and Omar in Congress was greeted with the first proposed federal law to fight to that end, in the Senate. Senator Marco Rubio argues that BDS aims to eliminate the state of Israel, and said his legislation would protect states’ rights to exclude from public contracts any supporters of BDS. Republicans, the majority in the Senate, along with more than half of the Democrats approved the legislation. But a significant number of Democrats opposed it, because, they said, it violates constitutional guarantees of freedom of expression. ‘Political football’ That has left Democrats vulnerable to charges of anti-Semitism. To fight that, in January prominent party members formed the Democratic Majority for Israel, touting themselves as “The Voice of Pro-Israel Democrats,” which for some came across as a rebuke of Omar and Tlaib. After Omar joined the influential House Foreign Affairs Committee, according to The New York Times, Jewish committee Chairman Eliot Engel privately made it clear that he would not ignore any “particularly hurtful” remarks she might make. “You hope that when people are elected to Congress, they continue to grow,” he reportedly told her. “There is obviously a serious fight going on within the Democratic Party with respect to how to deal with BDS and some within their party who advocate for it,” said Alvin Rosenfeld, who directs the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism at Indiana University. “Should the party swing to the far left and appear to be way out of line with America’s traditional ties to one of its strongest allies, Israel, the party will surely suffer at the polls,” he told AFP. Amy Elman, a political science professor at Kalamazoo College, said anti-Semitism should not be used as a “political football by any party.” “Democrats should care less where the charges of anti-Semitism come from. What matters is if the accusations are valid,” she said.
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          February 10: Genesis 43; Mark 13; Job 9; Romans 13       Cache   Translate Page      

With family: Genesis 43; Mark 13

Genesis 43 (Listen)

Joseph's Brothers Return to Egypt

43 Now the famine was severe in the land. And when they had eaten the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go again, buy us a little food.” But Judah said to him, “The man solemnly warned us, saying, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’ If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food. But if you will not send him, we will not go down, for the man said to us, ‘You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.’” Israel said, “Why did you treat me so badly as to tell the man that you had another brother?” They replied, “The man questioned us carefully about ourselves and our kindred, saying, ‘Is your father still alive? Do you have another brother?’ What we told him was in answer to these questions. Could we in any way know that he would say, ‘Bring your brother down’?” And Judah said to Israel his father, “Send the boy with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and you and also our little ones. I will be a pledge of his safety. From my hand you shall require him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever. 10 If we had not delayed, we would now have returned twice.”

11 Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: take some of the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry a present down to the man, a little balm and a little honey, gum, myrrh, pistachio nuts, and almonds. 12 Take double the money with you. Carry back with you the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks. Perhaps it was an oversight. 13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again to the man. 14 May God Almighty1 grant you mercy before the man, and may he send back your other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”

15 So the men took this present, and they took double the money with them, and Benjamin. They arose and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.

16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Bring the men into the house, and slaughter an animal and make ready, for the men are to dine with me at noon.” 17 The man did as Joseph told him and brought the men to Joseph's house. 18 And the men were afraid because they were brought to Joseph's house, and they said, “It is because of the money, which was replaced in our sacks the first time, that we are brought in, so that he may assault us and fall upon us to make us servants and seize our donkeys.” 19 So they went up to the steward of Joseph's house and spoke with him at the door of the house, 20 and said, “Oh, my lord, we came down the first time to buy food. 21 And when we came to the lodging place we opened our sacks, and there was each man's money in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight. So we have brought it again with us, 22 and we have brought other money down with us to buy food. We do not know who put our money in our sacks.” 23 He replied, “Peace to you, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has put treasure in your sacks for you. I received your money.” Then he brought Simeon out to them. 24 And when the man had brought the men into Joseph's house and given them water, and they had washed their feet, and when he had given their donkeys fodder, 25 they prepared the present for Joseph's coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.

26 When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present that they had with them and bowed down to him to the ground. 27 And he inquired about their welfare and said, “Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?” 28 They said, “Your servant our father is well; he is still alive.” And they bowed their heads and prostrated themselves. 29 And he lifted up his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, “Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me? God be gracious to you, my son!” 30 Then Joseph hurried out, for his compassion grew warm for his brother, and he sought a place to weep. And he entered his chamber and wept there. 31 Then he washed his face and came out. And controlling himself he said, “Serve the food.” 32 They served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because the Egyptians could not eat with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians. 33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth. And the men looked at one another in amazement. 34 Portions were taken to them from Joseph's table, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. And they drank and were merry2 with him.


[1] 43:14 Hebrew El Shaddai
[2] 43:34 Hebrew and became intoxicated


Mark 13 (Listen)

Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple

13 And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

Signs of the End of the Age

And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.

“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. 10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. 11 And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12 And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. 13 And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

The Abomination of Desolation

14 “But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 Let the one who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter his house, to take anything out, 16 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 17 And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 18 Pray that it may not happen in winter. 19 For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and never will be. 20 And if the Lord had not cut short the days, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days. 21 And then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. 22 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. 23 But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.

The Coming of the Son of Man

24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

No One Knows That Day or Hour

32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake.1 For you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants2 in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows,3 or in the morning—36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”


[1] 13:33 Some manuscripts add and pray
[2] 13:34 Or bondservants
[3] 13:35 That is, the third watch of the night, between midnight and 3 a.m.


In private: Job 9; Romans 13

Job 9 (Listen)

Job Replies: There Is No Arbiter

Then Job answered and said:

  “Truly I know that it is so:
    But how can a man be in the right before God?
  If one wished to contend with him,
    one could not answer him once in a thousand times.
  He is wise in heart and mighty in strength
    —who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded?—
  he who removes mountains, and they know it not,
    when he overturns them in his anger,
  who shakes the earth out of its place,
    and its pillars tremble;
  who commands the sun, and it does not rise;
    who seals up the stars;
  who alone stretched out the heavens
    and trampled the waves of the sea;
  who made the Bear and Orion,
    the Pleiades and the chambers of the south;
10   who does great things beyond searching out,
    and marvelous things beyond number.
11   Behold, he passes by me, and I see him not;
    he moves on, but I do not perceive him.
12   Behold, he snatches away; who can turn him back?
    Who will say to him, ‘What are you doing?’
13   “God will not turn back his anger;
    beneath him bowed the helpers of Rahab.
14   How then can I answer him,
    choosing my words with him?
15   Though I am in the right, I cannot answer him;
    I must appeal for mercy to my accuser.1
16   If I summoned him and he answered me,
    I would not believe that he was listening to my voice.
17   For he crushes me with a tempest
    and multiplies my wounds without cause;
18   he will not let me get my breath,
    but fills me with bitterness.
19   If it is a contest of strength, behold, he is mighty!
    If it is a matter of justice, who can summon him?2
20   Though I am in the right, my own mouth would condemn me;
    though I am blameless, he would prove me perverse.
21   I am blameless; I regard not myself;
    I loathe my life.
22   It is all one; therefore I say,
    ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’
23   When disaster brings sudden death,
    he mocks at the calamity3 of the innocent.
24   The earth is given into the hand of the wicked;
    he covers the faces of its judges—
    if it is not he, who then is it?
25   “My days are swifter than a runner;
    they flee away; they see no good.
26   They go by like skiffs of reed,
    like an eagle swooping on the prey.
27   If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint,
    I will put off my sad face, and be of good cheer,’
28   I become afraid of all my suffering,
    for I know you will not hold me innocent.
29   I shall be condemned;
    why then do I labor in vain?
30   If I wash myself with snow
    and cleanse my hands with lye,
31   yet you will plunge me into a pit,
    and my own clothes will abhor me.
32   For he is not a man, as I am, that I might answer him,
    that we should come to trial together.
33   There is no4 arbiter between us,
    who might lay his hand on us both.
34   Let him take his rod away from me,
    and let not dread of him terrify me.
35   Then I would speak without fear of him,
    for I am not so in myself.


[1] 9:15 Or to my judge
[2] 9:19 Or who can grant me a hearing?
[3] 9:23 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
[4] 9:33 Or Would that there were an


Romans 13 (Listen)

Submission to the Authorities

13 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

Fulfilling the Law Through Love

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.


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          Iran's Islamic Revolution inspired, divided militants      Cache   Translate Page      
Iran_Revolution_Anniversary_Inspired_Militants_42669Inspired in part by Iran's Islamic Revolution, a young Egyptian army lieutenant emptied his machine gun into President Anwar Sadat in 1981, killing a leader who made peace with Israel and offered the shah a refuge after his overthrow.
          Kapitalna walka na UFC 234. Israel Adesanya pokonał Andersona Silvę. Piękne sceny po walce      Cache   Translate Page      
Sędziowie po trzech rundach nie mieli wątpliwości. Cała trójka jednogłośnie wskazała na wygraną Adesanyi.
          Partner Communications Announces Preparations for Entry into the Financial Services Sector and Publishes a Tender for the Launch of a Nonbank Consumer Credit Card Through One of the Credit Card Companies      Cache   Translate Page      
Partner Communications Company Ltd. ("Partner" or "the Company") (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR), a leading Israeli communications operator, announces that further to the Company's reports with respect to the examination of new potential growth engines, among others, in the fintech and finance industries and as part of its preparation for entry into the financial services sector, Partner published today an invitation to receive offers from credit card companies for the provision of services and the establishment of a customer club offering a range of financial products based on nonbank credit card.
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