Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Foul Play at IKEA?



The one in Israel burned to the ground some months ago.

Jerusalem Arabs to Israel: Don't Give Away Your Sovereignty - Politics & Gov't - Israel News - Israel National News

Hamas Moving HQ from Syria to Egypt, Warns Netanyahu - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Struggling for the African Jewish Communities

There are many African Jewish communities that expressed a desire for Torah, for Judaism. However, Judaism does not proselytize. Its not a proselytizing religion. It is a way of life -folks used to encourage others to join, but not anymore.

So when these African communities express this desire, the radars of all the proselytizers catch it.  Then swoops in all the Christians, all the Muslims, all the Hebrew Isrealites, all the Messianic Jews (more Christians).  And then the community must face them and the lies ("oh, we're Jewish too, look Jesus is Jewish too. We'll show you how to be Jewish...") all the threats ("submit or die!") all the negative emotions ("well white folks don't like you!") thrown at them. The have to swim upstream to find the Jewish community that's not even reaching out to them! (And good for them for doing this, because at the end of the day its about knowledge, uniting against Amalek, coming closer to God, and living consiously).

What difficulty!

Great honor to those communities who pushed and arrived. My heart goes out to those who are still trying to get through all the static. At least kulanu and Shavei Israel are trying to help them by building synagogues, sending teachers, sending books, etc. And they need volunteers, y'all!

The added problem is that anyone who becomes Jewish has the "right of return" which means potentially if Israel's Rabbanut converts too many too soon, all those "many" could come to Israel by this law.  I don't know if the country can physically handle that. (Some would happily translate that into racism).  And then comes the real actual racism -some rabbis may not want to work with these communities for that reason.

So, what to do?

What to do?

What to do?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Excerpt from Rebbe Nachman's The Master Prayer Story


He then lead them upwind (where they could no longer smell the food), and they began to cry out that there was a terrible stench there. He then took them downwind again, and they were able to smell the wonderful smell of the food, and they again begged him to let them taste it. Again he led them upwind, and again they cried out about the terrible stench. The Mighty Warrior said to them, “You can see for yourselves that there is nothing here that stinks, so it must be you yourselves that you are smelling.” He then gave them to eat from the food, and immediately they began to take out and throw away all their money and gold. They then began to dig graves for themselves, and bury themselves in them, from embarrassment, as the disgusting smell of the money was revealed to them, (for it smelled exactly like excrement)...

You can read the whole story at Shuvu Bonim's website.

Just for Fun





Good, Bad, Ugly

Some good news:

A young (Only 15 years old!) black girl has been accepted at Harvard! Bright girl. Reminds me of a story in Talmud....

Bad News:

Old history. After Haiti got its independence from France -the first (or one of the first) black nation to do so in the western hemisphere, France charged Haiti for reparations -for loss of potential slave work!

The Ugly News:

Haiti paid.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Psychology Today Apologizes to BW

Apology accepted.  Now fire the guy. (Psychology Today's apology).

(And this is Psychology!!!)

Experts analyze opening of Rafah crossing - Israel News, Ynetnews

Experts analyze opening of Rafah crossing - Israel News, Ynetnews

Major-General (res.) Giora Eiland believes there are political advantages to opening of Rafah crossing while former Shin Bet chief Avi Dichter claims status of Egyptian policy is more important
Boaz Fyler
Published: 05.28.11, 21:37 / Israel News

Security experts and academics are convinced the opening of the Rafah border crossing on Saturday has some positive aspects. Israel must focus on creating international pressure which would force the new regime in Cairo to tighten cooperation with Israel, they say.

"It's actually good for the State of Israel in the long run," says Ido Zelkovitz, an expert on Palestinian society and politics at the Haifa University. "If Egypt opens the crossing, Israel will supposedly no longer be responsible for supplying Gaza's daily needs and Egypt will become the official gateway," he explained.
(follow the link for more)

Islamophobes in Spain now!




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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rUsJIjm1j8&feature=player_embedded#at=474

Sugat to help Europe through sugar shortage - Israel Business, Ynetnews

Sugat to help Europe through sugar shortage - Israel Business, Ynetnews


hm. r they hiring...?

Sultan Knish Round Up

The Sultan Knish blog has a really hilarious round up post. He usually does his round ups on his Friday posts, but this one takes the cake.

Honestly I can't tell if he's stealthfully racist with a really great cover or if he's a regular caring human being (that's how I have it categorized in my mind lol) because at times he makes my eye brow go up. And then the posts get really "high browed" and I'm not sure if I'm understanding what I'm understanding....

Egypt Opens Rafiah Crossing - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Friday, May 27, 2011

Picture of the Day


Is that Strauss-Kahn from France there? Isn't he already in deep water about some woman?

Teenager deserts al Shabaab after injured friend killed by militants | AHN

Teenager deserts al Shabaab after injured friend killed by militants | AHN

Taking Heart

A few days ago, I was at a meeting with some people.  We were all discussing how to help the African Jewish communities --at least, the communities that expressed an interest -on their own- to become Jewish.

The main man there seemed so nice, so caring. I don't understand how some whites can be so completely prejudice and some people like him can be so not! Even my husband. Even people who have dated my sister, they don't bat an eye when it comes to color. I am grateful and happy for their existence, but I still wonder how it happens: what decides that a person will be hateful?

In the meeting, it dawned on me that it would take many many years to help and to be where we want to be. I was crushed. But this trooper wasn't.  He was even resigned to the fact that it may take years and years -the guy is an older guy- and looked at me and said, 'but you're young".  I wanted to cry.

Finally, overwhelmed by it all I asked, "how come your not prejudice?!" 

He looked at me and said, "hey, I"m African!"

Where do these ppl come from? Baruch Hashem/ Praise Gd.

(the only problem with having non-religious Jews coming to help an African community that wants to be religious Jews...is that its confusing for the Africans.)

Muslim Brotherhood Aims for Islamic Egyptian State - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Muslim Brotherhood Aims for Islamic Egyptian State - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

The Muslim Brotherhood will impose Islamic Sharia Law in Egypt if it comes to power, according to the movement's Sobhi Saleh, the Egyptian Arabic daily Al Masry Al Youm reports.
Saleh, a leading Muslim Brotherhood figure, claimed Sharia would protect Muslims and non-Muslims alike.


“Terms like civil or secular state are misleading,” he said. “Islamic Sharia is the best system for Muslims and non-Muslims."
Sharia implements an Islamic state that excludes non-Muslims from full participation in government, and which does not regard non-Muslims are full citizens. Under Sharia the lives and property of non-Muslims are only protected in an Islamic state after Jizya ["protection money" -ed.] is paid.
"The acceptance of the Jizya establishes the sanctity of their lives and property, and thereafter neither the Islamic state, nor the Muslim public have any right to violate their property, honor or liberty," the 20th century Islamist thinker Shaikh Syed Abul A'ala Mawdudi wrote.
Sheik Najih Ibrahim Ibn Abdulla, another major Islamic thinker of the 20th century, summarized the purpose of the Jizya,
"Since the entire religion belongs to God, it aims at humiliating ungodliness and its followers, and insulting them. Imposing the Jizya on the followers of ungodliness and oppressing them is required by God's religion. The Qur'anic text hints at this meaning when it says: `until they give the tribute by force with humiliation.'" (Qur'an 9:29)
Prior to the "Spring revolutions" that have shaken many Arab regimes to the core and brought new governments to power in Egypt and Tunisia, the United States Central Intelligence Agency had classified the Muslim Brotherhood as a "secular organization."
US president Barack Obama has pledged USD 1 billion to Egypt as well as the cancellation of an addition USD 1 billion in Egyptian debt in his bid to democratize the Middle East and advance American values in the region.
"We support a set of universal rights," Obama explained. "Those rights include free speech; the freedom of peaceful assembly; freedom of religion; equality for men and women under the rule of law; and the right to choose your own leaders – whether you live in Baghdad or Damascus; San'a or Tehran."
The Muslim Brotherhood is one of Egypt's most powerful political forces and is well-situated to be the big winner in Egypt's coming elections. This underscores critics' doubts about Obama's plans to use Egypt as the flagship of his vision to democratize and liberalize the region.
The Brotherhood recently set aside differences with rival Salafist group Jama’a al-Islamiya, to form an alliance of Islamic parties.
"Recent attacks on the Islamic groups brought us together," Saleh told reporters.
Although it now claims to have renounced violence, Jama’a al-Islamiya was responsible for a number of terrorist atrocities in Egypt throughout the 1990s, including the 1997 Luxor Massacre, in which 62 people were killed.
A victory for te Islamists would likely put Egypt at odds with Obama's aims for the region and bring into question his plan to give aid to emergent regimes.
The Muslim Brotherhood has called for the cancellation of the 1979 Camp David Accords signed by Israel and Egypt.

Just for Fun

Bi Bi Pro America



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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Just for Fun

Some Tuku music:


Video of Rock Star Gene Simmons: Obama Doesn%u2019t Have a Clue - A7 Exclusive Features - Israel News - Israel National News

Why the World Hates Black Folks

Its theory time again.

I want to think about why does the "world" hate Black folks.  I mean, if you think of it a certain way, it looks like we have it hard all over! Why? So here's my theory...

However first I would like to introduce three Jewish concepts and one Biblical recounting.

(Jewish concept #1): The world over, when they draw a time chart for you, they will first draw a straight line.  And on that line they will make little marks of the line. The first mark indicate date where such and such occurred.  The second mark indicates a later date where thus and thus happened., and so on and so forth. This is a time line.

But in Judaism, time is seen quite differently.  Its seen more like a spiral.  On the first ring of the spiral is a bunch of marks indicating times in the year where things happened.  Then on the next ring is more dates --the exact same dates as the ring before it, but different year- when thus and thus happened. 

So if you can hoist this whole ring up and aim it -sort of like a gun- and look at one particular mark of time, you'd see all the March 23 that has ever occurred in time all aligned as well as all the March 23rd that has yet to occur.  Or you can rotate that spiral and see all the May 23 that has ever happened in time and that will ever happen.  This way, you will see the pattern of life.

(Jewish concept #2) Dancing has a special place is kabbalah.  It is said one can dance a reality into being.How exactly to do this is a whole other post. (That's Rebbe Nachman)

(Jewish concept #3) Everything has a beauty in the world -every thing, every people, every animal, etc.  And the Jewish people, them and even the land of Israel, is a microcosm of the world. Which means when a people are not at their tip top shape whether its an African tribe, European country, far flung Island folks, then also the light in Israel is not fully lite --somewhere its dim. When everyone in the world is at their best, actualized, fully functional, etc; then even Israel is fully shining bright and doing what its suppose to do. (that's Rav. Kook).

(Biblical story)  After the newly freed slaves left Egypt, Moses assigned different leaders to guide the Jewish people to the promised land, Israel.  However, by the time they reached Israel, many of the leaders made a mental accounting.  They thought, "right now I am a leader. Power tastes great! I am responsible for so many and in charge of so many....but once we enter the land, I will no longer be running the show, I'll be small fry again....." that made them nervous about entering the land.  And so they came up with all kinds of excuses. First they said, "let's send some spies in there just to scope the land"  Okay, spies were sent. They saw everything was big, big carrots, big grapes, big people!  And so the spies came back and reported how grossly big everything was, even the people.  Like this they discouraged the people from having the confidence to enter the land and the leaders cried (crocodile tears) for effect.

God wasn't too happy with that apparently.  So ever since that event, they did not enter the land.  Instead they circled round and round in the desert until every last one of the leaders of that generation died before they could enter the land.

Okay back to my theory.  Every one seems so happy to say, Life began in Africa. This is our claim to fame. And Yay!! at that. But what's next? I mean, so what??  Well,  Because there was a time that we changed the world, just by our very being here, our very existence and what we did then.  This time will come again on another ring of the spiral of time.  When the spiral of time hits that same place, it will be up to Black folks to do something to change the world for the better. But the "leaders" of today do not want that.  They are so happy, their greed is in full swing. they don't want to stop even though they and anyone can see how countries are being ravaged for the sake of their minerals, people are starving, there is so much corruption for the sake of the greedy to get their hands on more and more and more.  THose who have been taken so completely by greed and other vices are completely swallowed by evil. So, instinctively, they want to grind Black folks to the ground. Demoralized them.  This way when that time cycle comes around, okay so maybe they can sing a grand new song that will effect the world, make the ppl happy for a minute.  But they can't lift up the world and change it greatly because they themselves are very crushed.

I think that Black folks are the corresponding part of the Jewish people that reflects dancing out a new reality.

Also, I think that thinking that the "whole world" hates us destroys any chance we have at gaining allies.  Its not the whole world, its the greedy folks -yes, greedy can be black and white. Its hateful people. Its those who are so self centered and so swallowed up by their own vices and sins--and are so successful at it-- that there is no incentive to change. Evil has them in her grip.

Anyway, that's me theory.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Former thug who found Judaism hopes to be first African-American in the Knesset - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Former thug who found Judaism hopes to be first African-American in the Knesset - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News


Hey I know this guy!

And I thought he was out just peddling his book!

ok. Kol haKavod (all the honor!) and good luck (b'hatzlachah).

Fundraising ** Fundraising ** Fundraising

I am trying to start a non-profit organization where others can help get books out to all the places where there are Africans who are interested in becoming Jewish. Maybe even get a rabbi out there. The organization I am forming is called Shaharit Jewish Outreach. Shaharit means morning. If you know any wealthy people who would want to contribute, please let me know. We need enough to support a rabbi for at least a month.



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Friday, May 20, 2011

Holy Rings

I don't want to project my own situation onto the world, but I do think things are getting tighter out there, not just in my world.

I also think its very important that every find a ring -- a circle of support where one can state a need that they have, and whoever can help will willingly help. To me, setting up something like this --without abusing its members-- creates a force field of sorts and protects the members from many things.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

IDF Shots Ward Off Ship Trying to Break Embargo on Hamas - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

IDF Shots Ward Off Ship Trying to Break Embargo on Hamas - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

"peace activists" "humanitarian aid" ugh! lies. We should also be weary of "humanitarian aids" people in the continent of Africa as well is my suspicion.

Wait A Sec, Let's Go Back to the Roots...

Blogger Acting Up

I want to apologize for all the comments that got deleted and for the order of my posts that got scrambled. Blogger got hacked I think.

But now everything seems back in order, but I can't find those comments.


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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Obama's Half-Brother Agrees to Intervene for Pollard - Politics & Gov't - Israel News - Israel National News

Why Are You Doing this??

Why???

Why Koreans study Talmud - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

Why Koreans study Talmud - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

even Korean mothers study it and read from it to their young children. Yes, in a country of almost 49 million people who believe in Buddhism and Christianity, there are more people who read the Talmud – or at least have a copy of it at home – than in the Jewish state. Much more.

'This way we'll be geniuses too'

"We were very curious about the Jews' outstanding academic achievements," explains South Korean Ambassador to Israel Young Sam Ma, who was a guest on Channel 1's "Culture Today" show. (follow the link above for the whole article)


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Slavery

I am really tired of this slavery.

I am tired of it because.....

a) people pretend like the "slavery" that is currently going on in Arab countries and that happened in America is the same slavery as in biblical times.  It is NOT.  In the Biblical slavery, there were rules. When a slave is to be released. There was the command to do everything you can to get one's relative out of that situation, etc.  In the Arab countries and in America, they play with worlds -and call it "slavery" but it is/was nothing short of theft of person and murder.

b) people don't want to dug further into the hundreds, thousands, millions(??) of years that Blacks existed before the whole "slavery" thing happened.  We need to talk more about Sudan and their pyramids and their culture, Egypt and how far it expanded, Kenya and its telling stories that excavation is showing, the Songhai empire, etc and so forth and so on.

So much to learn!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"The Igbos and Israel" - a new cultural study by Chukwukaodinaka Ilona | Igbo Israel Online

"The Igbos and Israel" - a new cultural study by Chukwukaodinaka Ilona | Igbo Israel Online


Great book.

If you want my advice, Mr. Author, sell to non-Black folks. Black folks hardly buy.... :-(
But I"m sure they'll complain that they don't have.....

oops was that a rant?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Glenn Beck Visits Temple Mount - Jewish World - Israel News - Israel National News

Glenn Beck Visits Temple Mount - Jewish World - Israel News - Israel National News

Glenn Beck in Israel!


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Recycling on rise in Arab towns - Israel Activism, Ynetnews

Recycling on rise in Arab towns - Israel Activism, Ynetnews

The recycling revolution led by the Environmental Protection Ministry is on a roll: Statistics published by the Ela Recycling Organization indicate a 55% increase in recycling bins.

Instead of only 8,000 bins dispersed in different locations, Israel now has over 12,000 bins in cities such as Herzliya, Netanya, Ashdod and Hadera as well as in Arab communities.

The increase in recycling bins is assumed to be the result of a recent poll that found a direct connection between the distance of the bin from the home to the person's willingness to recycle. (follow the link to read more).

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This is good news! I remember listening to a youtube of Dr. Sebi and how he lamented that in Arab culture, if you presented someone with a plate of salad as a meal they wouldn't want it. To show how little they are aware of healthy eating. Okay, that was a pretty general statement, but I know many many people from Haiti who are like that. The thought of "healthy eating" vs eating the traditional way just has no leg to stand on. Its a losing battle. I'm not sure if I"m for or against it all. I think a mixture may be the better route.

At any rate, the concept of recycling is a good step in a healthy direction.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Just for Fun

Peruvian music



I hate to think this, but I wonder do Native American Indians arrive late for things too???

News source...

I don't really have a fixed news source to go to. Not yet.  Still searching.  So, until then I just have to google up the news I'm curious about.  I would like to know....

How's Haiti doing with their new president, "Sweet Mickey" Martely???

What's the latest Monsato disgrace????

How's the Ivory Coast's Gbagbo doing???

How are all the Muslim countries doing after their revolutions.  I hear Tunisia is having revolution part deux (two) now....

And I'm happy to learn that this lady is safe!




Happy Birthday, Israel

Tomorrow is Israel's birthday. Such a young country with so much troubles.  Makes me think of King David is was plagued with so much troubles...



"How shall I curse whom G-d has not cursed, asks Balaam..."

Taken from Sultan Knish blog (he got it from the Bible, of course).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tiferet

As you probably know (or don't know), after Passover comes the self reflection, the self improvement, the reviewing, self analysis, repair -tikkun. This is week #3. Week #1 was about kindness -its importance, how to do it so as not to make the receiver feeling small, when to stop it, etc.  Week #2 was about gevurah -strength and restraining. Its importance, when to use it and how without squashing the other person, etc.

This week, Week #3, is about Tiferet -beauty and compassion.  Here is a flash back post on it:

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What makes us beautiful on the inside is a proper balance of giving and holding back. At times we may feel inadequate and want to give more (in search of approval). This manifests by giving just a little bit too much "eye candy" to the world, or blurting out every piece of information that we know on a topic, giving way too much unasked-for advice, or just revealing everything, every gift that God gave us (how much money we have, what we possess, etc). Spilling one's guts.

The flipside is restraining overly much. This can manifest in holding back sexually --to one's husband, not getting involved with people SO THAT one doesn't have to give, erasing one's self from pictures, scenes, events, etc mentally (and in some societies, physically). Belittling oneself. Also holding back important information.

Once we have the correct measurement of giving and holding back, its beautiful! Dealing with such a person is a beautiful, wonderful experience.

Furthermore, this week is also about compassion. Without knowledge there is no compassion. If we don't know the whole story about something, most likely we'll feel vehemently one way (pity) or the other (abhorrence). The more knowledge we have of the whole story of something, the more compassionate will be our view (Please don't confuse this with political correctness or relativity in which these believe everything has equal validity). But its important that we have truths, otherwise the knowledge is ill based.

The beauty and compassion combo is called Tiferet in Hebrew. Tiferet is represented by the chest area.

Tiferet personified is Jacob. His grandfather, Abraham is "giving" to the nth degree, his father, Isaac is "holding back" to the nth degree, Jacob found the balance. He was very true to himself. Interestingly, he was the one who despite his many sons (and who know how many daughters), was able to keep everyone together and on the same path -the formation of the 12 tribes.

Tiferet and dominance (netzah). Giving and taking in the perfected measure consistantly is like finding a formula for sustenance and redoing it over and over and getting the same bountiful results! It forces us to create standards and principles based on what works.

Tiferet and splendor (hod). Giving and taking in the perfected measure with the intent of giving the other party space. This is like creating a space for someone else to talk in a conversation. Basically, give harmony a chance.

Tiferet and yesod. I covered that above (overly immodest vs prudish). This also goes for other creative avenues. In business, it could mean knowing when is the right time to give over an idea. In art, loudness vs toned down. When is which called for?

Tiferet and malkhut (kingship). Kingship, I mean, receiving from others and then giving back in return. This is knowing when to reinsert yourself (in a conversation, etc.) and should you say x or hold back?

While Jacob was tiferet personified, his son Joseph was said to be just like him. Joseph is yesod personified. (Yep, so of course he had to be tempted with sexual promiscuity by Potiphar's wife, Zuleka.) Could beauty and compassion (and sustenance) and how we conduct ourselves sexually (or creatively) be related???
compassionate will be our view. But its important that we have truths, otherwise the knowledge is ill based."

Friday, May 6, 2011

Just for Fun

I gotta get over these "we are African" songs, but they're so catchy!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Arab Judge on Israel's Supreme Court: Diversity Rules - Inside Israel - Israel News - Israel National News

Arab Judge on Israel's Supreme Court: Diversity Rules - Inside Israel - Israel News - Israel National News

The first Arab justice on Israel's Supreme Court says the country is anything but an “apartheid state.”


Judge Salim Joubran, currently on a tour of the United States, told a group of attorneys and judges at the Miller Canfield law firm in Detroit on Tuesday that Israel is a diverse country.

The Arab judge added that he personally lives in Haifa, a city he described as a “unique mix” of Jews and Arabs where “respect and tolerance” are shared values. (more at INN News)




Mr. Judge, sir. I don't think people want to hear that..... lol

Step by Step

"Now the LORD said unto Abram: 'Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee."



 Some days this is just how I feel.  I try to follow where I think God is leading me. Sometimes I go with a smile and sometimes I go kicking and screaming. But either way, I go.

Also, it seems like I have two very different feet. And each step spans worlds. As if once upon a time I was completely split into two. One part of me was always Jewish -just in a floaty spiritual sense -nothing physical to show for it.  That was one foot.   And another part of me is the Black woman me. The Haitian, Black -American me.  This was the physical part that the world saw and that I recognized. This was the other foot.

After much much abuse in my life (sorry to keep bringing that up but it was truly a significant part of my life. who forgets being chased?  Who forgets getting beaten? Who forgets name callings? And all this for about seven years. Its just not so easy, so bear with me) it has caused me to be the split person that I am.  With no point joining the two. Two legs and no groin! Two parts netzach and hod, and no Yesod.



Well, as I try to repair myself. Perfect my yesod, bring out Malchut -which means shining God's glory into the world and not hiding myself and living a life of fear, anger, worry, etc. Some how more and more of my legs are being revealed and its joining at the point. I hope I'm making sense.

But its just not easy. I think people actually get offended when they see a Black person happy with their lot. Its like we're suppose to be unhappy and forever burden to the "white man".  There are studies and surveys to promote this all over the place.  Even I, having lived in America for so long, must work against that mindset.   In fact, when i made friends with some people in Nigeria, one of my first reactions -which I needed to check- was that I wondered what I could do to "help" them.  This western mindset that Blacks are always "in need"  especially Blacks not in America, is not healthy. Why do people feel offensive when a Black person is happy? Why do people want to work so hard to take away her/his happiness? what does her/him being happy hold that is threatening to the world? Hmmmmm....

Another problem is that the Judaism that I love is not very popular. Breslov!! Na Nach!! These things were once banned not so long ago. And interestingly, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov was all about happiness!  Hmmmm....

On both footing I get very little people support.

Anyway, I have to keep being me. Keep going step by step; one footstep -understanding better Black folk's place in this world bringing it to the spiritual plane; another footstep -rejoicing in my Jewishness and bringing it down to the world.  keep searching and coming closer to myself. Keep heading for that promise land!


Shout Out to Zimbabwe!

(home of Oliver Mtukudzi!! woohoo!!)

Nollywood?

I am so curious to watch a nollywood movie- movies from Nigeria.  I think maybe I might.  I just don't want sleazy, love triangle type stories.  I'd much rather action, drama or comedy in that order. Hmmm we shall see...


Update: Currently watching (in stages) Temple of Justice, a Nollywood movie on Youtube.

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A Day of Miracles

I must give testimony and thank God for His Great Kindnesses!!!

Its been a busy day today.  I'd like to share it with you. Lots of miracles.  So it started off as usual, I got up, struggled with praying in the morning.  I had stopped praying the formal prayer since children came around.  But now that they are somewhat autonomous, I am trying to push myself back into praying.  Funny that I need to "push" myself, cuz I usually have alot to say (you know in that part of Shmonei Esrei prayer where you insert your own words. ).

Anyway, I prayed. Then checked facebook. (Actually I checked facebook then prayed then checked facebook again).  I saw one of my friends from Nigeria there and out of impulse, went on Amazon and sent him some Torah books/ sefarim.  There is an Igbo community in Nigeria who want to convert, its a slow process and while they are still waiting for a rabbi to come and guide them, people are at least sending them books and other Judaic items.  Support them please!  Honestly, I don't know why I did it. I barely had enough money to pay off my own bills. But good has to be active. ACTIVE.  And I gotta practice what I preach.

Then I remembered: Monsato. Ugh!  So, in my small fight against them, I went out and got some seeds to plant.  Today was spent hoeing and planting the seeds. We planted lettuce, watermelon (don't laugh! lol) and cucumber seeds. Boy those things require lots of space in between (1 meter between rows!!).

Then, I had a nice conversation with my sister. We were talking about praying. How we need to pray for what we really want, and not how people tell us to pray.  For example, sometimes we want to do a good thing and, well, we need MONEY, But praying for money seems wrong. Well, we do it anyway when we need to.

After that talk I went back out to the store to buy some provisions and what did I see when I came back? Three Kings!!!



"we three kings of orient are....bearing gifts we travel afar......"

Three men entered my house (we tend to leave the door open). At first my sister didn't know who they were or what they wanted.  They just came in and sat down!  So, my sister calmly stopped playing the drum and they all sat there for a while.

Finally the men spoke.  They commended us for being converts... and gave us money!!! yay!! that was such joy! What a strange thing. But I'll take the miracles in whatever form God wants to send them. Thank You, Hashem!!

I fear we were too nervous to thank them properly, but I hope they know that we are grateful for that. Only in Israel!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Just for Fun



Spent the better part of the afternoon weeding and weeding. Thought this would be a nice intermission music. Enjoy!!

All of Israel within Rocket Range under Hamas-Fatah State - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

All of Israel within Rocket Range under Hamas-Fatah State - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Well, that doesn't make me happy.

Keep on Keeping on

Israel is in need of so much prayer and positive energy and significant action.  The whole world is really. so much going on. Its out of control.

I went the other day to buy organic seeds. Too expensive! doesn't mean i won't do it.  God willing, it just means I have to accumulate money slowly to get it done.

Please do! Do for good, everyone.

This has been a public service announcement.