Showing posts from March, 2005


Bagels for Bastards

"A couple, mid-40's or well preserved 50's, approached me. Nattily dressed, he bareheaded, she sporting a small hat. They stared. I stared back. "Do you speak English?" he said. Only if I have to," I replied, silently cursing myself for slipping into wiseguy mode. I promised to try and behave. "Are you a settler?" he said. "Yes," I replied, fighting back the impulse to say "No, I'm a daffodil" or "No, I'm a giant roach." "Are you here for the demonstration?" he said. "Yes," I replied again, biting my lips not to say "No, I'm here for the tsunami" or "No, I'm waiting for a bus to the zoo." A long pause during which they kept exchanging "meaningful glances." I was getting annoyed. "Is there something I can do for you?" I asked. They smiled at each other. "We have a proposition for you," the lady said. I was taken aba

Terrorist inspires Pedophile

"Mandela's story has given me a lot of strength, what he has gone through," Michael Jackson said in an interview. Nelson Mandela who has been imprisoned for terrorism and who has backed terrorists such as Arafat and Barghouti, gone to Libya to endorse terrorist sponsors such as Khadaffi and whose wife was jailed for the murder and torture of a 14 year old boy - is surely a fitting role model for america's most famous pedophile.

Only Turkeys love Hitler

"Booksellers say “Mein Kampf,” or “Kavgam” in Turkish, has featured among the top 10 bestsellers in the past two months, to the dismay of the country’s small Jewish community." This is really no great surprise though. Turkey has an islamist government and its period of secularism is over. The media now blares out deranged incitement against America and Israel and Al Queda has a local base of operations and has carried out an attack on a synagogue there. For all that Turkey's government is pushing to join the EU, Turkey is now no different than any other muslim country and its further slide will only continue the more of a grip Islam will have on it. And to anyone who thinks Muslims are odd or ignorant for worshipping Hitler because Hitler was a racist, this is a misleading lie told by those who want to turn the Holocaust into a lesson on bigotry. Hitler was not a racist, he was a racialist and he was an ally of Islam and Muslims. There were two Muslim SS divisions and the

Palestinian scholar claims the US will cease to exist

A thorough analysis of the Koran reveals that the US will cease to exist in the year 2007, according to research published by Palestinian scholar Ziad Silwadi. Big words from a 'scholar' from a country that never existed and still doesn't exist I say. “The tsunami waves are a minor rehearsal in comparison with what awaits the US in 2007,” the researcher concluded in his study. “The Holy Koran warns against the Omnipotent Allah’s force. A great sin will cause a huge flood in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.” He does realize the Tsunami and the recent earthquake has been hitting Muslim countries. If they represent the wrath of 'Allah', it would seem Allah is none too happy with Muslims. “As soon as the Europeans started arriving in the new world discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, they declared a war on the so-called Red Indians, the legitimate owners of the land,” he wrote. “Then they began enslaving and humiliating Africans after kidnapping them from their

Hands held high to Heaven

"Wherever G-d's name is being profaned, as when the Jewish People suffer blows and affliction, we must beseech G-d to prevent that profanation from occurring. Moses, in holding his hands up towards Heaven, was hinting to Israel that the entire focus on their war was on preventing G-d's name from being profaned. If Israel were victorious, G-d's name would be sanctified in the world, but if Israel were smitten and slain, G-d's name would be profaned. Therefore, Moses steadfastly kept his arms up, even though this was hard for him and he needed the help of Aaron and Chur. Moses persevered by dint of his belief that Israel's entire purpose in this world is to sanctify G-d's name, and that if they fulfill that purpose, then G-d will help them to achieve victory in their war." Rav Yosef Dov Begun

Hamas is Google's Newest Advertiser

Google's mission statement is to do not evil, a standard Google has lived up to by fleecing its investors, letting its search engine be manipulated so that the word 'Jew' points to the anti-semitic website Jewwatch and then protesting that it was helpless to intervene while it had no trouble intervening to ban Kazaa Lite on behalf of Sharman Networks, turning Gmail's emails into its own private ad source and now Hamas is advertising with google . Isn't it funny how when an organization needs to advertise that it is setting out not to do evil, that in fact evil is exactly its goal. Terror organizations are advancing their recruitment and public relations methods: Internet surfers who enter the word “Hamas” in Arabic in the Google search engine, will view, in addition to the search results, an AdWord message that links directly to the website of the organization’s military faction Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades. The link also appears in a search of several oth

Love and Faith

"Love and faith are the essence of life in this world and in the World-to-Come. Nothing remains alive when it is robbed of these two light sources, love and faith. The transient culture, as it is presently being consolidated in the world, is entirely built upon heresy and hatred, which destroy independent life. It is impossible to overcome that sickness unless one uncovers the treasure of goodness stored away in the treasure-house of love and faith." ( Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook - Orot HaTechiyah 17)

A Lone Horseman Rides North

It was late evening as I was walking home from Shul along a dark deserted street when I began to hear the sounds of hoofbeats. Not footsteps, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks or cars - but the hoofbeats of an approaching horse. Though the street was empty, I waited for the light to change and then out between two parked cars, a horse came trotting out. It was a police horse with a police officer on its back walking through the street as if it was 1896 all over again. One hoof after another passsed over the asphalt and underneath the streetlights. Behind him came a black shiny lexus all tricked out, even its fumes breathed money, the driver obviously impatient but not willing to risk honking at a police horse. Instead the lexus did its best to pass the horse on a narrow street. The horse though refused to step aside and the Lexus did everything but the unthinkable act of running down a police horse. As the moon shone above, the lexus followed the horse between the rows of parked cars waiti

At Purim time, two visions of America

Haman came to Ahasverosh with a modest proposal in the swiftian sense. ח וַיֹּאמֶר הָמָן, לַמֶּלֶךְ אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ--יֶשְׁנוֹ עַם-אֶחָד מְפֻזָּר וּמְפֹרָד בֵּין הָעַמִּים, בְּכֹל מְדִינוֹת מַלְכוּתֶךָ; וְדָתֵיהֶם שֹׁנוֹת מִכָּל-עָם, וְאֶת-דָּתֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ אֵינָם עֹשִׂים, וְלַמֶּלֶךְ אֵין-שֹׁוֶה, לְהַנִּיחָם. 8 And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus: 'There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from those of every people; neither keep they the king's laws; therefore it profiteth not the king to suffer them. ט אִם-עַל-הַמֶּלֶךְ טוֹב, יִכָּתֵב לְאַבְּדָם; וַעֲשֶׂרֶת אֲלָפִים כִּכַּר-כֶּסֶף, אֶשְׁקוֹל עַל-יְדֵי עֹשֵׂי הַמְּלָאכָה, לְהָבִיא, אֶל-גִּנְזֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ. 9 If it please the king, let it be written that they be destroyed; and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those that have the charge of the king's business, to bring it into the king'

Crouching Tefillin meets Hidden Acupuncture

Tefillin and Acupuncture A publication in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, 2002 Oct;70:4-6, demonstrates that the arm and head wrappings of the tefillin straps form a potent acupuncture point prescription for mental and spiritual health.

Palestinians appoint Crackhead as ambassador

Attallah Quiba, the Palestinian ambassador in Sri Lanka , believes that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was killed by unnamed Israelis using advanced technology, the Island newspaper said. Responding to questions at a media conference in Colombo on Friday, Quiba claimed that two Israelis who met Arafat on the day he was taken sick "used a laser device to attack Arafat." Quiba was quoted as saying the Palestinian Authority immediately informed the Israeli government of the "attempt on Arafat's life." Samples of Arafat's blood were tested in 16 countries and it was revealed that he had been poisoned by high technology, he said. Frankly I think we should have let our Martian brethren handle this one but really, when reading things like this you have to wonder if the speaker isn't on drugs or simply out of his mind but then you read him quoted seriously in a Malaysian newspaper and realize that they take it seriously too and that much of the Arab and Muslim

Day to Day

This popular ideology contends that the religious experience is tranquil and neatly ordered, tender and delicate; it is an enchanted stream for bitter souls and still waters for troubled spirits...this ideology is intrinsically false and deceptive. That religious consciousness in man's experience which is most profound and elevated, which penetrates to the very depths and ascends to the very heights, is not that simple or comfortable. On the contrary, it is exceptionally complex, rigorous and tortuous. Where you find complexity, there you find its greatness. The religious experience, from beginning to end... is a condition of spiritual crisis." Rav Soloveichik

The Schwartz Strikes Back

Richard Schwartz, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Professional Nuisance Emeritus and Vegetarian Advocate to the Blogs has responded yet again. According to Rashi, Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra, the Rambam, the Ramban, Rabbi Joseph Albo, and other outstanding Torah commentators, G-d’s initial intention was that people be vegetarians. Death did not yet exist in the world and thus people could not yet be eating meat. However you are inverting this to suggest that the vegetarian diet was morally superior when it was simply the product of a different world in which it was physically impossible to do otherwise. One might as well claim that nudism was G-D's original intention and is thus morally superior to wearing clothes and should be our practice today. (Chava and Adam's leather clothing) This may be from animals that died a natural death or it might be clothing from plants. Were the sacrifices then also mandated by the Torah to be from plants or animals that died naturally? In fact s

Meraglim Remixed

Nadia Matar's latest article "Egged buses are currently festooned with huge posters bearing the slogan: "Let the People Decide." My stomach turns when I think about the hundreds of thousands of shekels - and perhaps more - that the Council of Jewish Settlements in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza is wasting on this campaign, instead of channeling the money to preparations for the upcoming struggle this summer - the renovation of empty houses to absorb the thousands of new residents, the purchase of generators, tents, stores of food and water for the tens of thousands of people who will dig in, and the like. When the spies returned from scouting out the Land, the people had to decide whom to follow. Would they follow the ten spies who told them how beautiful the Land was, but "we cannot go forward against that people, for it is stronger than we," "the country is one that devours its inhabitants" - or would they go with Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshu

Who is a Jew?

"If you ask me who is a Jew, I will answer you: Who ever leads a valorous life is a Jew. In my eyes, a Jew is someone who is willing to be a hero, to always be in the minority, to be ready to fight. Part of what makes a jew special is his living a heroic life... it means someone fighting alone on a dark night as when Jacob was left alone and struggled with a man until dawn (Genesis 33:25) This represents the inner content of the Jew... that Jewish life means leading a life of valor." Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik

Anyone for a Hamburger?

Stuck on a diet of lettuce and wheat germ which has undoubtedly dulled their intellects and made them go into ravenous fits of drooling at the smell of meat and cheese, vegetarian activists are it again claiming that Judaism encourages the vegetarian diet. This particular gem comes Richard Schwartz, Retired Emeritus Nuisance. What else could it be but a plot to enforce eating shrubs and mushrooms only. Many animal activists regard organized religion as an ideological opponent. Most likely because they want to remove any special status for man in relation to animals and reduce man to merely another beast. The first misunderstanding is that the biblical teaching that humans are granted dominion over animals gives us a warrant to treat them in whatever way we may wish. Jewish tradition interprets "dominion" as guardianship, or stewardship, not domination: And what is the VeggieBible interpretation of Kivsuha, conquering or to subdue the earth? A partnership perhaps? This biblica

Google's Fourth Reich

Seems as if Google which has a mission statement of not being evil even as their search results for 'Jew' leads to a Neo-Nazi anti-semitic site and their google news service manages to index utterly psychotic sites, now uses the Neo-Nazi site National Vanguard as a News Feed Congratulations Google, have yourself some beer and weinerschnitzel...oh and you're officially evil No wonder Agent France Presse is suing Google , even the french don't want anything to do with them.

Torah Version 1.3

For the 'Modern' Shuls we are produce to announce the release of Torah Version 1.3 has now been announced on convenient portable form. This will require some changes in synagogue procedures. Opening the Aron will now only involve the push of a button and correcting any damaged letters can be done in Microsoft Word. Hagbah will now involve lifting up the CD-Rom out of the drive and Glilah replacing it in its jewel case. Now please pass the plate

Peace Now holds Pro-Sharon rally

What do you do when you hold a rally and no one shows up except a few thousand die hard extremists hankering to live under a terrorist palestinian state or rather to make everyone else live under a terrorist state while they get on the next plane for Sweden for their next anti-globalization or Shave the Whales rally. Make up for what you lack in numbers and lack in purpose with volume. Still it is the height of absurdity to see signs reading 'Sharon - the people are with you" at a Peace Now rally, if anyone needs a clearer sign of how low Sharon has fallen, that is it.

Man robs bank with Pitchfork

Police: Man Robs Bank With Pitchfork KEY WEST, Fla. -- A man used a pitchfork to rob a bank Wednesday, police said. Fred Simunovic, 47, of Key West, was charged with armed robbery after police spotted him at the Key West ferry terminal, trying to sail to Fort Myers. Police do have one early suspect in the case "Jebediah, how could you?"

We're one week old!

A big Yasher Koach to all the visitors and everyone who linked to this page. There'll be sharayim for everyone as soon as I set up the Tisch.

Ein kamocha ba'elohim Hashem, ve'ein ke'maasecha

(there is no one like you G-D and there are no deeds like yours)

Refoeinu Hashem Ve'Nerofeh

In a recent journal article, Dr. Jerome Groopman of Harvard Medical School described treating an Orthodox Jewish patient who believed her breast cancer was a punishment from God for an adulterous affair. Groopman, drawing on his experience with the Jewish faith, engaged the woman in spiritual discussion but was unable to persuade her to accept chemotherapy. "I had stepped out of the foundation of fact and knowledge into a quagmire of emotion and imagination," Groopman writes. "I was in over my head." Groopman honored his promise not to discuss the patient's religious beliefs with others. The woman eventually sought treatment, but too late. She died at 34. Sad if true which I suspect it could be. Of course it would have been little point for him as a borderline secular jew with some 'experience with the jewish faith' to try and talk her out of it, especially via 'spirtual discussion'. The right Rabbi could have talked her out of this false belief

We're gonna beat them and drag 'em outta their homes with 'Dignity'

Yonatan Bassi who heads Sharon's Deportation Authority is going to meet with the OU and promise them in his own twisted words, "t hat the evacuation of Gush Katif will be accomplished while taking special care to preserve the dignity of the settlers and respect their feelings," because of kicking 8000 people of their homes, dragging them out of their homes, calling them terrorists and the worst threat to israel's security, planting informants among their children and beating them and taking away their children and jailing them if they refuse to leave their homes... comprises Bassi's idea of 'dignity' and 'respect for feelings' This is a handy example of Bassi's dignified and respectfull approach

Liar, liar CNN's pants on fire

CNN Headline: Bush: Hezbollah could enter Lebanon's political mainstream What Bush actually said: "We view Hezbollah as a terrorist organization," Bush said at a news conference with Jordan's King Abdullah II after the two met in the Oval Office."I would hope that Hezbollah would prove that they're not, by laying down arms and not threatening peace." Is the media just making up their own news at this point? The question involved Hezbollah entering the political mainstream, Bush responded by saying Hezbollah is a terrorist organization and remains one. He suggests they disarm but does not promise anything for them in return. At this point the media isn't even bothering to pretend they're reporting the news instead of making it up. Now if you think it's a mistake by one news outlet, it isn't AP headline: Bush: Hezbollah Could Join Mainstream CBC headline: President Bush says Hezbollah could be part of political mainstream in Lebanon O

A chechen pig in a poke

'Human rights activists', you know those people whose idea of human rights involves endorsing every terrorist group determined to kill their countrymen are screeching in absolute and utter horror because Russia will not be returning the body of a Chechen leader responsible for the massacre at Beslan among others. Reuters aids and abets the screeching Russian and foreign media raised questions over the manner of the veteran rebel's death and activists have slammed the decision to bury him in an unmarked grave...the....half-naked corpse has been shown repeatedly on television and critics say Russia's failure to treat him with dignity in defeat threatens to radicalise Chechen rebels further. Well he staged massacres, blew up hospitals in command a terrorist group who took a school full of children hostage and killed and raped many of them. I think dumping him in an unmarked grave is the kindest thing the russians could have done. Stuffing him full of pig intestines and u

Help save the Plaza

See the story here Day by day it seems our city's history is being carved up to the greediest buyer, now the Plaza Hotel is due to be gutted and its exterior preserved as a landmark while its interior becomes a retail center and condominums. New York deserves better and so does the Plaza. A community that does not protect its landmarks is doomed to become nothing more than a collection of chain stores and shopping malls and franchises. The Plaza is a part of the heart and soul of New York, to destroy it is a crime and to fight to protect it, is a duty. Especially in the aftermath of 9/11, it's important to protect what was left behind. Go here to help

Celebrate International Eat an Animal for Peta day

after all you know he would eat you if he could, alright I'm setting my standards high but darn it, I'm hungry! Now if only I could find a Kosher lion.... (learn more about International Eat an Animal Day for Peta day here)

oldest jewish cemetery in new york

Shearith Israel was the only Jewish congregation in New York City from 1654 until 1825. During this entire span of history, all of the Jews of New York belonged to the congregation. Shearith Israel was founded by 23 Jews, mostly of Spanish and Portuguese origin. The earliest Jewish cemetery in the U.S. was recorded in 1656 in New Amsterdam where authorities granted the Shearith Israel Congregation "a little hook of land situated outside of this city for a burial place." Its exact location is now unknown. The Congregation's "second" cemetery, which is today known as the FIRST cemetery because it is the oldest surviving one, was purchased in 1683. Built in 1683, this is the oldest Jewish cemetery in New York City. You can see Shearith Israel's current synagogue site here and learn more about the cemetery here This is Shearith Israel's second cemetery, the actual first cemetery of She

Forget the past, Forget the future and bring on the 'vision thing'

The good ole JP (Jerusalem Post) has an op-ed piece countering Michael Steinhardt's complaints that jews seem to prefer to fund Harvard over jewish charities. This is a rather noticeable phenomenon in which jews seem to prefer to fund anything and everything but actual jewish causes. The op-ed piece though first claims, We need to stop treating philanthropy as a zero sum game. We're not talking about divvying up a single pie here. The totality of available Jewish philanthropic dollars is staggering. The reality is that there is no scarcity of supply or lack of money. Alan Greenspan and most economists will be glad to hear that I'm sure being that they were under the false impresison that money was a limited commodity, however various neo-nazis and anti-semites will rejoyce to discover that what they thought was true, really was true all along and jewish money is unlimited. Philanthropists are not ignoring Jewish causes because they have used up all their money with donat

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About Daniel Greenfield

  About Daniel Greenfield My name is  Daniel Greenfield . I am a Shillman Journalism Fellow and the  Executive Vice President of Programs at  the David Horowitz Freedom Center.  My beat at  Front Page Magazine , its blog,  The Point , and my own blog, also known as  SultanKnish  covers everything from the Left's war on America at home to Islamic terror abroad. I was named a "hate group of one" by the  Southern Poverty Law Center . The SPLC may not have been too happy that I  caught them faking statistics .  From exposing Biden's  theft of money from 9/11 victims  to fund the Taliban to surveying the  Most Corrupt Village in America  to  racial quotas in the military  to being among the first to break the story of government mandates causing widespread COVID deaths in nursing homes, I cover everything. I delved into  Jihadists in the  Biden administration, showed Facebook uses  UN regulations to censor conservatives , including President Trump, h