Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 1, 2009
Posted by Shiva on March 1, 2009
Und bestimmt wirst du sie unter allen Menschen am gierigsten nach Leben finden, und mehr noch als diejenigen, die Gِtzen anbeten. Manch einer von ihnen mِchte, daك ihm ein Leben von tausend Jahren gewنhrt wird; doch er hنlt sich dadurch von der Strafe nicht fern, (auch) wenn ihm ein hohes Alter gewنhrt würde. Und Allah sieht wohl, was sie tun.
“Sprich: “”Wer auch immer Gabriel zum Feind nimmt, so hat er ihn (den Qur’an) doch mit Ermنchtigung Allahs in dein Herz herabgesandt als Bestنtigung dessen, was vor ihm war, und als Rechtleitung und frohe Botschaft für die Glنubigen.”"
Thou wilt indeed find them, of all people, most greedy of life, even more than the idolaters: each one of them wishes he could be given a life of a thousand years: but the grant of such life will not save him from (due) punishment. For Allah sees well all that they do.
Say: Whoever is an enemy to Gabriel for he brings down the (revelation) to thy heart by Allah’s will, a confirmation of what went before, and guidance and glad tidings for those who believe.
Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and prophets, to Gabriel and Michael, lo! Allah is an enemy to those who reject Faith.
BERLIN (EJP)—- A tragedy was avoided on Sunday after a smoke bomb, thrown through a window of a Jewish kindergarten in Berlin, failed to ignite.However, the school, located in a northwest neighbourhood of the German capital, was not spared by the spray painting of swastikas, other Nazi symbols and anti-Semitic phrases, such as “Auschwitz,” “Juden Raus” (Jews, get out) and “Sieg Heil”, on its outer walls, as well as on toys that had been lying around in the school’s playground.
A police spokesman said the attack did not cause serious damage or endanger children or staff at the school.
Berlin’s Interior Minister Ehrhart Körting condemned the attack as a “cowardly act” and called it “a particularly brutal one…one that had taken anti-Semitic acts to a new dimension”.
Although individual Jewish children have occasionally been victims of anti-Semitism, it is the first time that an entire school had been targeted in Germany. So far, no suspects have been found. Police are still investigating when exactly the attack took place and appealed for witnesses. However, it seems as if it was planned to coincide with the inauguration of a new Torah scroll which took place on Sunday, several kilometres away, at the Chabad Lubavitch synagogue of the Jewish Family and Education Centre which runs the school. “It was a miracle that the smoke bomb did not get off,” Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal of Chabad Lubavitch in Berlin, said. The school is located in a villa, in a quiet park of the city’s Charlottenburg district. Because the location had only been considered as temporary, the property was not secured in the same way that other Jewish buildings. Instead of round-the-clock police protection, security guards came only in hourly intervals.
Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 1, 2009
On the last video of this series, at about the 2:18 marker, a caller challenged R’ Kahane:
“I want to ask Rabbi Kahane, what gives a Jewish guy from the Bronx the right to go to the Palestine and request, and he has stated clearly that he wants to throw the Palestinian out of the West Bank and everywhere so there’ll be enough Jews in there to have a majority? What give him that right to be an American citizen and then say (unclear) the Palestinians have no place to be a citizen of….??
R’ Kahane: “Okay, lets get things clearer now. Really, what you’re really asking me is, ‘What rights did Jews have come and found any kind of a Jewish state?’ Period. Not just the West Bank. That’s your question really. And, obviously I understand that. You are opposed to a Jewish state. Period. You think that it is Palestine, that there is no difference between Jaffa and Hebron. You think that Haifa is also yours. I understand that.
“The reason that Jews have a right to be there is because, it’s our country. I am a Bible believer. G-d gave us that country. And Jews have lived there for 4,000 years. Long before there were Arabs there was a Jewish state. It was ended by Babylon. And the Jews came back again and founded a second state. And that was ended by the Romans. Not one day passed during the 1900 years of Jewish exile in which we didn’t pray three times a day to [towards] Jerusalem and not to [towards] Mecca, to go back to Zion. That’s why it’s our land, and that’s why it’s our country and that’s why it’s our state.”
Rabbi Kahane’s father, Rabbi Yechezkel Sharaga Kahane, was born in Safed, Ottoman Palestine, now Israel. By the logic of the caller quoted above (and many, many Muslims/Arabs as well as other detractors of the state of Israel) if Rabbi Kahane had lost his right to return to Israel because his native born father chose to emigrate, then so has every single Arab who left during the 1948 War of Independence.
But Rabbi Kahane had a better answer than mine. Not mere family roots in the land, or residency standards did the good Rabbi cite. No. Rabbi Kahane reminds us all: Our claims are based on the Torah of HKB”H. G-d gave the land to us 4,000 years ago. Eretz Israel is our land, has been our land, we never relinquished our right to the land, not in over 1900 years years of exile.
Rabbi Meier Kahane HY”D, was later assassinated by El Sayyid Nosair after a speech in Manhattan, New York at the Marriot hotel. Nosair was tried and acquitted on the murder charges, but was convicted on assault and illegal firearm possession charges.
According to Wikipedia: The judge in the trial, Justice Alvin Schlesinger, said that the jury’s acquittal of Nosair on the murder charge “was against the overwhelming weight of evidence and was devoid of common sense and logic”. The judge added that “I believe the defendant conducted a rape of this country, of our Constitution and of our laws, and of people seeking to exist peacefully together.” He sentenced Nosair to 7 1/3 to 22 years in prison, the maximally allowed term
During the 1993 World Trade Center bombing trial, prosecutors presented new evidence and convicted Nosair of murdering Rabbi Kahane and of conspiracy in the Trade Center bombing.
In yet another tragedy to befall the Kahane family, Rabbi Kahane’s son, Benyamin Zeev Kahane, HY”D and daughter-in-law, Talia Kahane HY”D, were later murdered in their car, while 5 of their 6 children with them at the time, aged 2 months to 10 years, were left alive in the backseat of the car. Some of the children were injured, one seriously.
The Jewish Press blog has some interesting observations on Professor Jerome Segal.
Posted by avideditor on March 1, 2009