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verruckt Kind! - an aging yeke adds his own 'smoke pouring out of a boxcar door' -quoted lyric by B. Dylan



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2012-11-04T13:05:14.409-06:00

KIby: Schvach Yid  In my workplace, KI is known as Potassium iodide, but those initials bring up another association, at least for me at this time of year – the association of Kristallnacht and Islam.  So there I was, back in 2009, at work, waiting for the elevator, when the doors opened and there in the elevator stood a man with reddish-brown hair, light-colored eyes, and an ID badge that announced the name Husseini.  Next to him stood a hijabi, a co-employee of mine whom I had seen in the past, but with whom I was not yet acquainted.  She looked noble; he reminded me of death.The former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem during the period leading up to the Second World War was an ungentleman named Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin el-Husseini, better known as Haj Amin al-Husseini. You can read his bio here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haj_Amin_al-Husseini. He is said to have had reddish hair and light-colored eyes. Where we Jews are concerned, he is not to have been counted among the finest of gentlemen. Having read a bit about the founding, and of the early years, of Islam, and especially the accounts of the slaughter of the Banu Quraisa following the Battle of the Trench, I have not been able to avoid linking photos of the slaughter of Jews in the Ukraine, lined up along a ditch and shot in the back of their heads  by Nazi ‘Special Action’ squads, with the tale of the slaughter of the Banu Quraisa by Mohammad, in which he lined up along a trench something like 700 Jewish men of the Arabian-Jewish tribe of Banu Quraisa, and summarily had his followers chop off the heads of their Jewish prisoners. The association between these two historical accounts is impelling. I’m also left wondering if Islam teaches that a Moslem who emulates the ‘deeds’ of Islam’s Prophet brings honor to himself in the esteem of his religious community, and if this was the motivating drive for Haj Amin al-Husseini in his meeting with Hitler in 1941.  http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/muftihit.html ‘According to testimony by Nazi war criminals, the Mufti's influence was critical to the German decision to annihilate the Jews of Europe.  At the Nuremberg Trials in July 1946, Dieter Wisliceny testified: "The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan... He was one of Eichmann's best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chambers of Auschwitz."’ (http://www.zionism-israel.com/dic/Haj_Amin_El_Husseini.htm).The 74thanniversary of Kristallnacht occurs this Friday night, November 9th. As we all know, Kristallnacht is considered the initiating event of the Holocaust.  Was the Nazis’ ‘Final Solution’ dreamed up by a Moslem cleric, and was the Holocaust invented by Islam’s hatred of the Jews?   [...]



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2011-12-30T17:33:43.193-06:00

Happy New Year
by: Schvach Yid



And I don’t mean ‘Shanah Tova'

Okay (or not) I haven’t blogged in ages, and for good reason – I haven’t had a thing to say, write, or to put it more bluntly, I haven’t had a thing on my mind. Also, my computer is kaput, as in half dead, so it’s a pain to use, but I’ve come across a few items
that I have to share, so here they are.

First off, I hope everyone in the J-bloggersphere had a superb Chanukah, and to celebrate our minor festival of light and oil, here is a pic sent by an old friend to my mother:


(image) I searched for an Indian restaurant, but to no avail, so I ‘ate Chinese’.

Secondly, Thanks to the American Bedu blog, my current studies in Islamic traditions and culture have continued. Here are two items from her: a pic she posted on her blog site:




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And here is the URL: http://americanbedu.com/


And , have you heard of The Learning Channel’s reality show ‘All American Muslims’? Since I don’t have a TV, I haven’t seen an episode; however, I have viewed some of the trailers displayed on the TLC website. Drech (like all reality shows I’ve seen). Lowes, the building supply company that retails to the general public produced a commercial intended to be shown on 'All American Muslims'; they very smartly pulled that disaster before it aired. They very unsmartly chose to post the video on You Tube – schmucks!
Here’s the URL(not on my blog site I won’t):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQhls5PEmeQ&feature=player_embedded

Well, that’s all folks! Humor is as humor does.







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2011-07-31T17:02:39.171-05:00

It’s That Time of Year – Again
by: Schvach Yid

Tonight begins the Hebrew month of Av, the Moslem month of Ramadan, and we Yiddin began Sefer Devarim (Deuteronomy) this past Shabbos during Mincha.

Whenever someone burdens me with the question of how we Jews, as the Chosen People, have had such a tormented history, I simply tell the curious antagonist to read Deuteronomy. The answer is there, in its entirety.

Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) reports that the Moslem month of Ramadan will be a time of increased violence against Jews, ie, terrorist attacks in Israel. There's nothing new in that news. I don’t know if daylight fasting for 29 consecutive days will stir the frustrations of Moslems, who perhaps might express those frustrations with their holiest of their annual observances by assaulting us Jews who are in mourning over the calamities of Jewish history, but in preparation for this possibility, here’s the line up for the coming lunar month:


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2011-05-14T14:35:42.537-05:00

(image) AARP as History

by: Schvach Yid




No joke intended, but the day I received an invitation, by mail, to join AARP stands as
one of the more emotionally depressing days of my life. It was just a few weeks prior to my 50th birthday, and I thought reaching the age of fifty was , well, nakbah, to borrow a term from Arabic.

Later this month Bob Dylan will turn 70 years of age. I can’t imagine. Of all the cruelties dished out by life, perhaps the passage of time – and aging – are the worst (excluding, of course, the naches derived from watching one’s kids grow up).

So here’s to Robert Zimmerman’s success in sticking it out for seventy years, and I mean successfully. Happy Birthday Bob.

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2011-05-08T12:41:33.271-05:00

Our Two Days of National Remembrance
by: Schvach Yid

Rosh Hashanah is one thing; Yom HaZicharon and Yom HaAzma'ut are another. As a nation, we Jews come together on the latter two days. The dead are gone; we remember their heroic sacrifices and continue in their place. Faulty politics aside, the Jewish State of Israel is just that – THE Jewish State. Those ‘others’ who love Mecca, and still others who love their respective countries, should have no difficulty understanding Jewish national identity and should resolve to develop the ability to accept it.

Here is a video, courtesy of the Dixie Yid blog site: (http://dixieyid.blogspot.com/2011/04/yerushalayim-shel-zahav-jewish-rock.html).
Chassidische rock – I love it!

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And this contribution from the al tishali oti blog at: http://altishalioti.blogspot.com/




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2011-04-24T16:53:14.839-05:00

Come On Down
by: Schvach Yid


First (perhaps not) it was Billy Graham (is he still alive?), then it was Burt Lancaster – well, it was Burt Lancaster in a movie impersonating (I assume) Billy Graham, and now,
Live From Frankfurt Germany (actually, it’s a video), it’s the Moslems doin’ the same thing – in German (was sonst?).
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And here is a video courtesy of Pamela Geller of the Atlas Shrugs blog site, at:
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/04/the-voice-of-reason.html

It’s a mixed message. The ‘heroine’ castigates Hitler, then implores Germans to stand up to defend their country (‘Germany, rise up’ – we’ve heard that one in the past, from the ‘castigate’ himself).
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You know, some things really never change at all.



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2011-04-24T15:56:35.698-05:00

Well, I Think it’s Funny
by: Schvach Yid

From Chaptzem Blog, at:
http://chaptzem.blogspot.com/2011/04/rabbi-attacked-by-african-killer-bees.html

Monday, April 04, 2011
Rabbi attacked by African killer bees in Zimbabwe

A rabbi handing out matzah and wine for Passover to Jews in Zimbabwe was attacked by a swarm of African killer bees.Moshe Silberhaft, the spiritual leader and executive director of the African Jewish Congress known as "The Traveling Rabbi," was making a pre-Passover visit to the 190 Jews left in the beleaguered capital of Harare when he was attacked by the bees while walking from the Ashkenazi synagogue to the Sephardi synagogue on the Shabbat of April 2.

One rule I was taught long ago, was that either a Jew is Ashkenasic or Sephardic. This has import, I assume, not so much in one’s everyday life as a Jew, but certainly in the minhag one follows for Pesach, and that one doesn’t get to choose which. I don’t know the halachot concerning this matter, but I do wish the injured rabbi a rafuah shlemah.

Have a good Yontif.



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2011-03-20T16:13:39.517-05:00

Phyllis Chesler Speaks
by: Schvach Yid

Phyllis Chesler has become a regular contributor to Arutz Sheva, (and has been for the past few years). In this clip, she speaks about ‘The New Anti-Semitism’, which is also the title of one of her books, published in 2003.

Her web site is found at: http://www.phyllis-chesler.com


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PHYLLIS CHESLER: The New Antisemitism from Advocates for Civil Liberties on Vimeo.




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2011-02-27T17:13:50.116-06:00

Finally!
by: Schvach Yid

I’ve advocated this for G-d knows how long, and it’s about time someone (other than me, get it?) has made it sort of official.

The Kingdom of Jordan has no business existing as such. If that land has to exist as Arab
(it was supposed to a part – by far the much larger part - of the Jewish National Homeland), then it should exist as the Palestinian State of Jordan without a ruling monarchy.

The removal of the Hashemite Royal Family from Jordanian rule would not end the Israel-Arab conflict. Islam has no room for Jews or for Judaism, not in the Middle East, and not anywhere else in the world, but it would serve to identify the problem, namely, that Islam is the problem, and that a country that masquerades as the possession of a cutesy over-aged boy king is no justification for the continued slaughter and vilification of Jews, Judaism, and the Jewish State.

Britain must be ejected from the Middle East once and for all, and that means an end to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Here’s the link:
http://www.ipetition.com/str-asp-PetitionID_9-end-SignPetition.htm



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2011-02-13T11:17:43.131-06:00

Horse Baloney of the Same Featherby: Schvach YidI’m no political analyst. I’m not even a journalist (and most recently I think the journalism establishment has devolved into a bunch of crap!), and so once again I’m stymied. The elation over the Mubarak overthrow in Egypt strikes me as rather absurd.Here’s my take.Once upon a time there were three guys in Egypt: King Farouk, Muhammad Naguib, and Gamal Abdel Nasser. Naguib and Nasser, together, overthrew King Farouk of Egypt (and of Sudan) in a military coup. From there on, it was ‘kesher’, as the Israelis like to say, because Nasser begat Anwar Sadat, who in turn begat Hosni Mubarak, who has now in turn begotten the newest guy in charge of Egypt. Each of these goodfellows grew up in Egypt’s military academy, each was the protégé of the former (except, perhaps, the new guy), and each was selected by his respective predecessor as the successor to power. In short, Egypt has had an uninterrupted string of four (count ‘em, four) military dictators, each the designated inheritor of that county’s military (and State) thrown since the deposing of the monarchal government in 1952. That’s one year short of 60 years of continuous military rule by military dynastic descent, and the torch has now been passed to the newest crony.What the hell are those fools celebrating? Nothing in Egypt has changed, except for the name of the guy in charge (it’s Suleiman – Turkish for Solomon). The so-called revolutionaries don’t even have a leader.Now then, let’s get serious and ‘talk’ a bit about hijabs. Hijabs, that feminine flag of female Moslem devotion, has, and is, making a big splash not only here is the USA and the UK, but just about everywhere else, including some of those countries where the fashion is no fashion at all but instead constitutes old hat. In Tunisia there rages a political battle over the banning of hijabs in public (which is exactly where they are supposed to be worn, except for salat – Moslem prayer – where the garment is to be worn even in private). And so, as a public service, I wish to show an alternative donning of a hijab.Now then, one last item - we’re traversing from Hijab to Hajj jadies and jents. I think that the next great Moslem revolution will not involve the spread of secular discontent against Arab despotic governmental rule, but instead will take the form of the breaking down of the ‘gates’ of Mecca to permit a no holds barred, entry on demand, to the annual Hajj by any and all Moslems who wish to so partake. This year’s holy event in Mecca, which was touted on some web sites as ‘the experience of a lifetime’, garnered some 2.5 million religious pilgrims. Entry, I believe, was by invitation only, from the King of Saudi Arabia. There currently exist some 1.5 billion Moslems in the world. Just do the arithmetic folks, 1.5 billion divided by 2.5 million yield a cool 600. At a rate of 2.5 million visitors per year, it would take 600 years to accommodate all presently existing Moslems at the Hajj. Pirkei Avot tells us that there was always room for the Jewish pilgrims who journeyed to Jerusalem (for the three pilgrimage festivals), but the immense population of Moslems makes the Hajj a very distant vision. Most will have to settle for Umra (sort of an off-season mini-Hajj). Any brief perusal of internet web sites that deal with the Hajj will reveal that this Moslem religious obligation has gone the way of Disney. ‘We want in’ (to the Hajj) will be the next great Moslem battle cry. [...]



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2010-11-14T11:15:34.220-06:00

There May be Hope Yet!
by: Schvach Yid

And no less thanks to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Yes indeed, jadies and jents, the web site of the ‘The Kingdom’s’ Ministry of Hajj
(found here: http://www.hajinformation.com/display_news.php?id=2174)
is running two headlines of interest to us, as follows:

13Nov2010:- Minister of Hajj receives head of Egyptian Hajj Mission

13Nov2010:- Palestinian pilgrims arrive in Makkah as guests of King

The Hajj, Islam’s annual pilgrimage to Mecca (interestingly pronounced in Arabic as Makkah – one of two Tanakh Hebrew words for ‘plague’), started this evening and runs through Nov 17th. Once there, male participants are not permitted to wear head coverings for davening in the major shul in Mecca.


On a more pleasant note, here is a video of the concert violinist Midori at Carnegie Hall, in 2009, performing as an encore Heinrich Ernst’s set of variations on ‘The Last Rose of Summer’:


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Back in the old days, when I was still a native New Yorker living in my beloved home town, I frequented solo recitals (with piano accompaniment, of course) at Carnegie Hall. Alas, since relocating to this corner of America’s Bible Belt, no such joy bejewels my life, except via the internet. Enjoy!



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2010-03-21T14:06:53.315-05:00

Brain Melt
by: Schvach Yid

I just started reading The Garden of Peace by Rabbi Shalom Arush (and I'm not even married!), and all I could think of was this – sorry:(image)
If you wish to indulge in my mental mishap, you can access
information about this stupendous work at:
I hope all of you are enjoying Peseach cleaning as much as I.



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2010-02-27T18:39:44.463-06:00

Hijabs for Israelby: Schvach YidHere’s a link to a video displayed on the Random Thoughts blog site about anti-Israel‘activism’ on college campuses. Please view it.According to the Israel National Radio web site, Arutz Sheva, next week will bring us the annual on-campus fête of Israel Apartheid Week. I don’t know if the planned ‘Let’s End the Jewish State’ week will materialize, I mean as a world-wide event. Most of us are very well informed of world opinion against the existence of the Jewish State of Israel, not to mention world apathy concerning the murder and maiming of Israeli Jews, not to mention world advocacy concerning the overt bigotry that’s foisted against the Jewish People/State.In an effort to answer the university-based Jew haters, and to flex a little post-Purim Jewish pride, I encourage all supporters of Israel, Jews and non-Jews alike, to don appropriately-sized Israeli flags as hijabs, in the case of women, and kaffiyahs, in the case of men.In addition I have a few replies to those Jew-hating, anti-Israel promulgators (aren’t promulgators a species protected by law?). Now then, for a few good in-their faces responses to the on campus Jew-hating, Israel-hating, pro-Palestinian Arab asserters of US Constitutional first amendment rights (their own of course, not ours):there is only one appropriate response to the Palestinian exercise of violence for thepurpose of segregating Jews (by elimination) from the Arabs in Israel, and it isn’t bythe passage of civil rights legislation;if the Moslems want ‘Palestine’, tell them to tell it to King Abdullah of Jordan;jents, walk up to an attractive Jew-hating anti-Israel female protestor (hopefullyMoslem Arab Palestinian), tell her you are Jewish and vehemently pro-Israel, then askher to come home with you; be ready to run like hell;tell them – no, yell at them – that the Koran should be banished as hate literature;with tact, remind your favorite Jew-hating Arab protestor that the Arabs come fromArabia, not from Newark, New Jersey, that they and their Islam spread by violence andmurder, and that they have no legitimate claim to any turf outside the ArabianPeninsula;shove the Banu Qurasa into their faces – the murder of the Jews of Medina by Islam’sfounding father, Mohammad and his murderous rabble; tell them we want it back;tell them you visited the Temple Mount in J’lem; in fact, tell them you walked into theDome of the Rock Mosque and recited a Shechechiyanu - they’ll just love you for it;tell them we Jews intend to bring copyright infringement charges against them forhaving rewritten Tanakh;tell them Israel founded and built all five (I think) universities located on ‘The WestBank’, and if they don’t knock off their anti-Israel crap we’re going to confiscate theirdiplomas;ask them about female circumcision, that is after the two of you stop running followingyour request for her to come home with you; tell them we Jews don’t do that to ourwomen; we Jews love our women;tell them you’ve started a ‘Hijabs for Israel’ campaign; pass out Israeli flag hijabs andkaffiyehs; G-d knows what they’ll do with them (I can easily guess), but they’ll get themessage;tell them they don’t have to worry about J’lem; we want Medina returned to us;tell them that if they continue with their naughty dormitory behaviors, the whole lot ofthem will be whisked off to Saudi Arabia for a little Sharia correctional intervention -they’ll just love that!Finally jadies and jents, forget about peace with ‘those people’ – they don’t want to have peace with us; haven’t you ever read the Koran?Purim sameach [...]



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2010-02-21T12:19:56.058-06:00

And Now a Bissele Advertising
by: Schvach Yid

I haven’t posted in a long time, and for a good reason – I haven’t had anything to write
(as is obvious from my last several posts), so in an effort to awaken from the blogging dead (Blog Hill?), here is a little bit of advertising.

I stumbled upon the Jewish music group ‘Pharaoh’s Daughter’ somehow, and have been a fan ever since. They sing excerpts from Chumash, as well as Tehillim and Shabbos z'miros to a variety of original melodies taken from the Middle and Far Easts.

Here are a couple of clips – enjoy!
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http://www.pharaohsdaughter.com/audio/echoes.mp3

And here is the group’s web site.
http://www.pharaohsdaughter.com/

Also, if you’re into Ladino tunes reworked into a modern jazzy mode, complete with Ladino lyrics, and if you live in the NY metro area, then you’ll be happy to learn that the Sarah Aroeste Band will be all over Manhattan soon – here’s the link:
http://www.saraharoeste.com/performance.htm



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2009-11-29T13:05:35.200-06:00

The Righteous Tale of Chiune Sugihara
by: Schvach Yid

For the Holocaustphile in you, here’s a story of a Japanese diplomat who did his best (and best is the right word) to help rescue Lithuanian Jews from the oncoming slaughter by the Nazis, in 1940, to be accessed at:
http://www.eagleman.com/sugihara/
and http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0XPQ/is_2000_Feb_28/ai_59817625/



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2009-10-17T15:46:44.560-05:00

Schvach Rambles
by: Schvach Yid


So what else is new? The diagnosis is in: Bob Dylan suffers from Leonard Cohen Syndrome.

Thanks to Gail at Rubicon 3, I’ve just learned that Robert (the Jew) Zimmerman has
released a CD of homespun (I guess) Christmas carols. I wish these guys in the entertainment field would make up their minds already about their religious convictions. Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens, Madonna (now there’s a good one!), and G-d knows who else among the ‘famousos’.

I don’t get it. I have no problem with my religion, so what do they have with theirs?

Once upon a time the people over at Star Trek came out with another movie, this one with Christopher Lloyd portraying a Clingon or Romulan (no, not Rahm Emanuel) who manages to con Admiral (I think) James T. Kirk into dropping his defenses in a faux peace maneuver, and then blitzing the Starship Enterprise . In the end Kirk pulls a maneuver of his own and cooks Lloyd’s character (have I gotten it right so far?).

Perhaps this scenario of Hollywood fiction should cause the Israelis to wake up. A number of responses, as well as outcomes, present themselves, and so Bibi, choose wisely, not poorly (as the archaic knight cautions Indiana Jones in the third installment of the IJ trilogy).

Here are four distractions which present some of the choices from which Bibi and his countrypersons can choose. Chatz l’chah! Of course, there’s always winning. Perhaps the Israelis should consider that option.


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2009-10-04T17:02:59.519-05:00

So,What’s a ‘Shiksa’ Already?by: Schvach YidWhat’s in a word indeed? Whenever I encounter this moniker, in print or verbally - to my face that is - I cringe. It’s not really an up welling of Jewish guilt, but rather the sick-in-the-pit-of-my-stomach anticipation of a clenched fist flying through the air and alighting unto my face with greatest of ease that motivates my avoidance of this time-honored Yiddishism. Afterall, jadies and jents, a female’s clenched fist (or some well executed Bruce Lee-style footwork , for that matter) can do plenty of damage.The term ‘shiksa’, according to an old article that appeared in Moment Magazine, is derived from the Hebrew work ‘shekkets’, meaning abominable or disgusting. I never use this term, and thank G-d so far at least, no one has ever confronted me with the demand for an explanation concerning this breach in inter-group diplomacy.I work in a sea of ‘shiksas’, and there’s nothing disgusting about them, at least in my opinion. I do find their tattoos a bit too much to take, but I take solace in the fact that they are the ones tattooed and not I. Oh yeah, their verbiage. ‘It’s a real blessing….’ is a wee bit difficult for me to handle, but after more than two decades of American Southern Bible Belt living, I may be on the road to acclimation (but regrettably, never recovery).Now then, when I was a lad in college, we student were ‘blessed’ (get it?) with science courses complete with laboratory sections, and in that now dated spirit, I offer an on-line version of ‘Shiksa Lab’, some visual examples of just what the average klafta means when his/her sonny boy brings home the wrong kind of girl to meet the family, and s/he – his parent(s) – let/s loose with that all time Jewish favorite of verbal flatus, ‘shiksa’.Assisting in this effort is the 2009 edition of the annual Oktoberfest held in Munich, Germany. The photos herein presented are the unwitting donations of the on-line edition of Der Stern magazine.If I have managed to offend anyone, please forgive me.So, just what is a 'shiksa' already?A 'Shiksa' sine quo non, Home Coming Queenrunner up Shiksa Homecoming QueenNo, besides, she's promisedto convertShiksas without tznius (modesty)A beer lover's ideaof shiksasA shiksa union meeting Asian Pacific Rim females are nevershiksasyou haven't been payingattentionprobablyNo, but the blondbehind him is a Mossad agentdoes Oktoberfest''shiksa' doesn'tmean 'bitch'Chag Succoth Sameach!!!!![...]



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2009-09-27T16:14:36.589-05:00

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Taking the Bait – Again
by: Schvach Yid

Please forgive me for sounding a bit like Tokyo Rose of World War Two fame, but this
business of Israel going up against Iran’s burgeoning nuclear weapons industry has me a bit concerned.
(photo above: bombed-out Tokyo, 1945)

My psycho-fantasy goes something like this:
Israel takes out Iran’s nuclear weapons manufacturing capability and stock. Iran, however, has an arsenal of a few thousand
missiles, each equipped with conventional warheads,
capable of reaching Israel. Iran uses Israel’s pre-emptive
attack against its nuclear weapons force as its justification for launching a retaliatory strike against Israel with its thousand-fold conventional-grade missiles. In a single day Israel is reduced to rubble.

Sounds stupid? Just remember the Second World War. We all recall the death and utter destruction wreaked by the atomic bomb blasts over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Do we recall the death and utter destruction wreaked by the saturation bombing campaigns against the cities of Tokyo, Berlin, Dresden, Cologne, Hamburg, London, and Coventry? Have we forgotten just how much havoc can be wrought by conventional weapons?

Ahmadinawhats may not be so stupid. He may have succeeded in jockeying Israel into a no win situation. Just how large is Israel, and just how many conventional bomb blasts would be needed to render Israel functionally dead?

As far as I know (which is not very much, at least concerning this topic), Israel still lacks the capability of intercepting incoming missiles after they have completed their ‘boost phase’. As far as I know, no country has a defense system that can achieve that, and so where does that leave Israel?

Tzom Kippurim indeed.


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2009-08-30T14:01:36.258-05:00

Attention All Converts and Would
Be Converts To Judaism
by: Schvach Yid

Please catch this on-line radio cast from the Arutz Sheva web site of Israel National News:


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Radio/News.aspx/1350



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2009-08-23T14:08:27.629-05:00

Window Shopping Hevron
by: Schvach Yid

There’s a problem (no kidding) when Jews spit three times after mentioning Zionism.

The hat in the hand routine hasn’t worked, and never will. The lady at the Bagelnosher
blog site has posted a doozy, at:
http://bagelnosher.blogspot.com/2009/08/sixth-fatah-conference-finally-ended-on.html
on this very Israeli phenomenon. Well, actually, her post isn’t about Israeli intransigence in their political capitulation to Arab and American demands concerning the current Jewish ‘occupation’ of the Jewish Homeland, but rather a scathing synopsis of the Palestinian Arabs’ continued intransigence toward Zionism.

We all know what happens to anyone who straddles a fence and stays there; evidently, the Israelis don’t, so here is more of Schvach’s ‘wisdom’ concerning Israel’s ‘foreign policy’ in the administration of its own turf. It’s really simple, and goes something like this:

When Obama and his Wurdulaks (verdilaks) tell the Israelis to limit Jewish procreation in Israel, the Israeli government should reply by offering cash incentives to all Jews living in Israel to make more Jewish babies, and I don’t mean tax breaks – I mean cash in hand. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, and lots of money for each Jewish baby born into a Jewish family in Israel. Racist? Nicht für der Araber? You betchaya.

When Obama and his enemies (like, hey, he said he keeps his enemies closer than his friends) instruct the Israelis to limit/close Jewish settlements in YESHA, the Israeli government should respond by building more Jewish settlements there, and should offer major cash incentives to any and all Jews to settle there. While they’re at it, Israel should build a Jews-only city in YESHA, and name it Medina Ilit, in memory of the Jews of Medina who were slaughtered by the vampire of Islam, Mohammed and his rabble. (On a truly personal note, I consider Hitler – may his name and moustache rot for all time – to have been the reincarnate of Islam’s prophet Mohammad; just compare the Nazi shooting of Jews along the precipice of mass graves to Islam’s celebration of ‘Banu Quraiza’ or ‘Battle of the Ditch’ – they’re revoltingly alike).

Lastly, do not close any checkpoints, and extend ‘the wall’. Piss ‘em off and kiss ‘em off, and if it’s war they want, then please oblige the Arabs in no uncertain terms.

Well, this is how Schvach commemorates the past slaughters of Jews in Hevron – may we never forget, and for more, please access Jonathan Mark’s piece at:
http://bestjewishnewsny.com/2009/08/19/hebron-80-years-after/.



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2009-08-16T11:33:22.540-05:00

What Treaty?by: Schvach YidOr an international agreement? Call it a ‘joint communiqué’; call it whatever you like.Hitler and Stalin signed a ‘mutual nonaggression pact’ – big deal.President Richard Nixon flew to China and agreed to ‘hand over’ Taiwan to the Mainland Chinese government. On his way back to Washington, associates of Nixon aboard Air Force One later reported that Nixon quipped ‘they got Taiwan; all we got were egg rolls’. No sooner were his feet planted back on terra firma than the deal was dumped by the American administration in Washington.Israel needs to learn, and quickly. There’s not much time, and self-absorbed ‘intellectual’ruminations will be ruinous. Self-indulgent pedantry will turn out to be suicidal. That street artist who currently occupies the Oval Office of the White House is no chump; he knows exactly what he’s doing. Regrettably, the Israelis never have, and the current offerings by the contributors to Arutz Sheva appear to announce a premature defeat of Israel.I’ve dealt with the psycho-pressures foisted by the dominators and manipulators in theAmerican workplace. G-d help the employee who replies by looking the person in the face and saying ‘no’. (And they ‘target’; one can’t run away. Their associates will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your new place of refuge.)Bibi and Co. need to do just that. They need to forget about the threat of sanctions and the repeal of foreign aid agreements; they need to forget about Oslo, Wye, Road Maps, etc. The Arabs have come up with nothing; they have never conceded a thing, not even recognition of the Jewish State of Israel, and why in the first place should that constitute a concession?Just what do the Arabs have against the existence of a Jewish State? That’s an easy one – just read the Koran; the answer is all over the thing (you’re right, I don’t ‘respect’ Islam and its Koran – have you ever read the Koran?).If the Arabs/Moslems, Obama included, don’t want a Jewish State in the Jewish Holy Land, then there’s nothing to talk about. Hasn’t Hosnei Mubarak ever heard of The United Arab Republic? Who the hell does he think he’s kidding?Jews can’t build in YESHA, but Israel can’t segregate the Black Moslem itinerants who’ve wandered into The Jewish State from Sudan? Very nice. Some President.Some – or many – complain that we Jews are arrogant. ‘Just who do you think you are?’,they’ll accuse. ‘Just where do you people come off being so conceited?’, they’ll assert.Okay, how about this: one third of everyone in the world worships a dead Jew. Have you ever heard of a musical named ‘Jesus Christ, Superstar? Another one quarter of the world’s human population adheres to their own rewrite of the Hebrew Bible. In total that’s something like half of all people in existence who run after us. So who do we think we are? I dunno, perhaps those others should answer their own question. Those very same people stand against the existence of a Jewish State, and not just in the Jewish Holy Land, jadies and jents. They don’t want us – period.Just what the hell do they have against the existence of a Jewish State? What is their objection to the Jewish homeland in that miniscule geographic fingernail clipping of land that holds no natural resources, no indigenous wealth, its only value is that it’s ours, just as are The Hebrew Bible, the Jewish ‘Savior’ of Christianity, and Islam’s pitiful piece of scriptural plagiarism? It’s calle[...]



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2009-07-17T18:40:15.182-05:00

Eishes Chayil
by: Schvach Yid


My thanks to Aliza Hausman of the Memoires of a Jewminicana blog site for pointing my nose to this video. I enjoy the presentations of Allison Josephs, author and creator of the Jew in the City blog site. No praise of Jewish women is sufficient, so enjoy her vid:

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My appreciation of motherhood goes way back to my childhood (of course), so here is a blast from my past, the paradigm of effective mothering, and her little charge who is pretty much what I was about:



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Good Shabbos, and please don't forget to sing Eishes Chayil to the Jewish women seated at your Shabbos table.



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2009-07-12T15:19:50.315-05:00

The Conflicting Demands of Lifeby: Schvach YidAliza Hausman, author and founder of the Memoirs of a Jewminicana blog site, found athttp://www.alizahausman.net/, writes about the phenomena of conversion to Judaism, racism, and ‘fittting in’, ie, can a Catholic Latina convert to Judaism find true happinessas a Catholic Latina convert to Judaism?It’s okay Aliza, you’re welcome as a member of the tribe – anytime, and besides, Halacha forbids referring to you, or any other convert to Judaism, as a convert because, as you certainly know, once the conversion has been achieved, the individual is no longer a convert but a Jew. I’m glad you’re in our community.In recent blogs Aliza has tangled with the age old contest between the demands of life (Darwinian evolution) versus the demands of social comportment (Western religion), but no, she hasn’t framed the conflict in these terms, but rather has discussed her paternal lineage, and specifically the conjugation habits of her first and second generational paternal antecedents.I suppose there exist several well established and known responses by casual observers to this disparity between established Western mores and the advantages provided by ‘nature’ (and after all, nature is G-d’s creation, isn’t it?).The average everyday run-of-the-mill social worker type of person, undoubtedly socially and politically Liberal, will shed tears and exsanguinate love over the trials and tribulations of ‘those who just don’t know any better’. Garbage! We all know better.The other sort of socially and politically distracted individual, let’s call this type ‘Conservative’, will call for the public immolation of any and all who dare to ‘debase’ the holy rite of human procreation to the level of sport and entertainment. More garbage!Lastly, there are the academic Biology-inclined. Genetics calls this phenomenon ‘heterosis’. The animal husbandry crowd – you know, farmers, ranchers, horticulturists (plants, not animals) etc. – call it ‘hybrid vigor’.The fact is that the more genetic recombination events that take place, ie., the greater number of partners with whom one generates offspring, the better the genetic health of the offspring population. Multiple combinations of parents provides for an increased diversity (I hate that pc term) of the gene pool of a given population of organism. This hold true for humans as well as for any other sexually reproducing species (I know, I know, human, ie., Homo, is a genus, not a species).But, of course, as we all know, it makes for bad civics, at least in Western societies, and this in the face of the obvious disparity between the requirements stipulated in the Chumash concerning this matter and HaShem’s creation of a sexual reproductive system that benefits from those human behaviors that are forbidden by Halacha (but not in the case of Avraham Avenu, Yaakov Avenu, etc.).It also makes for lousy religious communal relations. Talk about ostracization!So, should one be miffed if one learns of such socially ‘condemnable’ behaviors by members of one’s family, or instead should one find a measure of pride in the fact that one’s generation has been genetically strengthened – that the state of health of the population has benefited, that in fact, the ‘nasty’ philanderers have behaved with a great measure of social responsibility, rather than with socially ‘condemnable’ behavior, by improving the state of health of[...]



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2009-06-28T10:07:59.589-05:00

A Bissele Moslem Shiur
by: Schvach Yid


If you’re in the mood for a little Moslem shiur, here’s a mini-lecture without
video, in which the speaker explains that Islam’s second holiest city, Medina, was Jewish centuries before the arrival of the founder of Islam.

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And if you’re like me and can’t wait until Bastille Day, here’s a little something
to remind us that the French didn’t invent decapitation, they just tried to refine it
a little, and how Islam put it to use against the Jews of Medina.

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Lastly, here’s a piece shown on the World Focus website at:
http://worldfocus.org/blog/2009/02/04/immigrants-and-religions-redefine-israeli-society/3914/, courtesy of A Deeper Look blog site, showing just what Moslems have against the Jewish State of Israel.

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2009-06-14T16:31:03.926-05:00

Found – One Pair of Cojonas
By: Schvach Yid


If you want to read the text of Israel PM Netanyahu’s speech delivered earlier today, it can be accessed at: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/131865, and at:
http://www.forzionssake.net/2009/06/transcript-of-netanyahus-speech.html


Needles to say, the Palestinian Arab leadership will never accept these terms; needless to say, this is exactly what Israel’s PM intended. Lob the ball into their court and let it stay there – end of game, and it’s been nothing but a game by the Arab enemies of Israel.
There is no way for Israel to have peace via negotiations with it’s intransigent enemies., and accordingly, the status quo is probably Israel’s best choice, except for the very much needed acceptance of Israeli ‘settlers’ on the ‘West Bank’ by Israel’s government, and some very real military responses to the continued Arab aggression against the Jewish citizens of Israel.

And from the Atlas Shrugs blog site, this contribution to all the on-line analyses of Bibi’s speech (which can be read at: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/06/netanyahu-the-man-in-the-arena-did-not-disappoint.html):

- To me he was saying that the kind of state the Palestinians want is not on the table and not on the horizon.

- Then I checked out FoxNews. And then the Figaro: “Netanyahu accepts the principle of a Palestinian state.” And finally, the Jerusalem Post. Our friend Aryeh Eldad said it too. Netanyahu crossed the red line. All the conditions he set forth will be forgotten, the only thing that will be remembered is that he agreed on the principle of a Palestinian state.

And what of CNN? ‘Israel accepts a Palestinian State’. But the Arabs will, of course, never accept Netanyahu’s terms - voilà