Thursday, June 30, 2011

Igbo Compound Museum in Virginia

Just One More Thing: Peter Falk - Op-Eds - Israel National News

Just One More Thing: Peter Falk - Op-Eds - Israel National News

“He looks like a flood victim,” Falk once said of the character, who wore a trademark raincoat and chomped a cigar. “You feel sorry for him. He appears to be seeing nothing, but he’s seeing everything. Underneath his dishevelment, a good mind is at work.”

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Baruch Dayan haEmet (Blessed be the Truthful Judge)

Tahrir Square Reignites - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Tahrir Square Reignites - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Again!

Maybe they see its the same ole, same ole?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

You are Holy



You are Holy, Your Name is Holy, Holy Ones praise you every day, selah!


(BTW it was a BW Jewish lady who did the guy's braid in the video -and for that movie, Uzpizhin)

Dutch Legislators Vote to Ban Kosher Slaughter - Jewish World - Israel News - Israel National News

Dutch Legislators Vote to Ban Kosher Slaughter - Jewish World - Israel News - Israel National News

First there was the protest to ban circumcision in San Francisco, now in Holland they actually voted to end kosher slaughtering....Well, about 7000 Beni Menashe came home to Israel yesterday (Jews from India), maybe everyone else should come home too?

Yes, there's room. Our houses are made of rubber ha haha.

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And what of the Muslims? They are powerful and aren't beholden to whoever non-Muslim thinks they're their leader, they'll torch Holland parliament in a minute if they can't have their Halal meat.

Interesting development.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

IDF Speaks

Rwandan murderess' Israeli connection - Israel News, Ynetnews

Rwandan murderess' Israeli connection - Israel News, Ynetnews

I guess the "air of Israel" didn't effect her the right way.

Fashion Show for Religious Women a Sold Out Event - Inside Israel - Israel News - Israel National News

Fashion Show for Religious Women a Sold Out Event - Inside Israel - Israel News - Israel National News

OOOh! my sister and I talked about doing something like this. Well that's what happens when its all talk and no action. Good for them!!!

Last statement sent to Sentinel from self-immolation victim - SentinelSource.com: : self immolation, court st, fire, man on fire,

Last statement sent to Sentinel from self-immolation victim - SentinelSource.com: : self immolation, court st, fire, man on fire,: "Editor's note: On Thursday morning, June 16,
The Sentinel received a last statement by self immolation victim"

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Wow. that was a hard read. Such an intelligent man. I'm grateful for the "last statement" he wrote. Very interesting about the "Second set of books" that is used in America.

To me it feels as though the white America is realizing (or maybe just him) that they are also going to get screwed too. Its not that if they stay quiet enough, then all the minorities will be messed with, jailed, killed off, or slandered and the 'not yet made it' whites'll join with the "higher ups" to get a bigger piece of the pie.

Evil knows no color. (except maybe red! Edom means red).

The really sad part is that he died. He's gone. That's it. So sad.

IDF fears flotilla activists will try to kill soldiers - Israel News, Ynetnews

IDF fears flotilla activists will try to kill soldiers - Israel News, Ynetnews

Time to pray!

Germany: Israel accepted swap with Hamas - Israel News, Ynetnews

Germany: Israel accepted swap with Hamas - Israel News, Ynetnews

Ok. At least someone, some country, decides to pretend like they care.

Chief rabbis slam police in Dov Lior case - Israel News, Ynetnews

Chief rabbis slam police in Dov Lior case - Israel News, Ynetnews

this is interesting (for me!) Torah Jews vs the secular state. Some think an Israeli spring could happen. I don't know. We have too many enemies outside to start any serious infighting.

But then again maybe the infighting may be a way to get ride of all the "enemies". The question is what is the enemy?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Syrian Forces Kill 9 After Friday Prayers - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Syrian Forces Kill 9 After Friday Prayers - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Dang, when is the killing going to stop!

Pick Up Your Crown of Wisdom!

Follow the link to pick up your Lemonhead's Crown of Wisdom book.



Ima Lemonhead tries to get to Cherry Wu's hat store to receive the crown of wisdom. However, various neighbors try to help her get there THEIR way. Eventually Ima realizes she just can't please everyone.


get your copy at lulu. com.

From the Sultan Knish

Another good post. Well written about America in Libya.

here's an excerpt:

"The ultimate in good news though is that this is not a war. It's just one of those things where we go to a country and drop bombs on it. But not in a warlike way. It's just one of those kinetic military actions. And kinetic military actions or KMA's, kinetically deploy munitions, which is clearly an action and involves the military, but is not a military action, just a kinetic action of the military. And I don't think we have anything to worry about."

You can read the rest at Sultan Knish's blog.


Friday, June 24, 2011

A Flotilla of Fools off to Gaza - Op-Eds - Israel National News

A Flotilla of Fools off to Gaza - Op-Eds - Israel National News

So....another flotilla -this time carrying non other than Ms. Color Purple, Alice Walker is headed this way.....

Just for Fun

some "comfort food"  --a blast from my past...

A Nightmare come True

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Just as I had dread...

One of the reasons I wanted to homeschool the kids was to keep them from the influence of books and pictures that will depict Biblical figures as white.  And just today one of my girls came home with the little storybook of Moses.

But I am alone in the matter.

I'm cold.

Just for Fun

Israeli Government Allows 7,000 Bnei Menashe to Make Aliyah - Jewish World - Israel News - Israel National News

Earth people -Rejoice!

Hmmmm...most Earth People are probably not reading this blog.  They are maybe too busy going about their lives, feeding their children, tending to their farms, etc.  But I send this energy out to you all---Earth People, Rejoice!!

You have what to rejoice about...

Yep. people will look askance at the fact that you walk barefoot -or that you let your children walk barefoot. Primitive! right?

Well, I'll have you know that It has been known by the Chinese for 1000s of years that when we connect our body to the earth and the sky i.e. the Cosmos it helps to ground us and nourish our energy/Qi. In Chinese Medicine the meridians are described as energy/Qi channels, not seen by the average naked eye but may be experienced during acupuncture or by practicing Qigong or Thai Chi. Chi or Qi is a form of Mother Earth’s energy or Cosmic energy. In the world of Yogis the Cosmic energy is referred to as Prana. This energy from the Cosmos can be taken/absorbed via many body antennas like our tongue, nostrils, hands and feet and so on.   In Chinese Medicine the Bubbling Well point or kidney 1 (K1 starts on the ball of the foot) is seen as the major entryway or portal for the absorption of Earth’s surface Qi.  And the Chinese believe in practicing Qigong outdoors and if possible barefoot amongst nature in the warmer weather. (you can read more here).



And of course, people will look askance at the "animalistic" way of childbirth that you have...Sh! don't tell anyone this, but people are trying to copy you!!! Even as they sling mud at your people and your ways, they are aggressively copying your methods (see any Ina Mae Gaskin books) And they are giving themselves the credit, while poo pooing Blacks and others for seeking (or should I say for having been convinced by those same people who are now patting themselves on the back for being so "natural") medical intervention --nevermind that it was non-Earth people who started the whole medical intervention (King Louis wanted to see a birth, so had the first lady layed out in that horrid position to bear a child.).


Then comes the nursing. A great way to feed your baby! Even that is being 'relearned' so take heart!


Earth People -Rejoice! Even your diet is being examined and soon to be copied.


If you don't have a television in your home, it may be people will think lowly of you, but I think its great! you can avoid all the depressing advertisement that try to convince you that you lack and lack and lack.

So go ahead, clap your hands! let your left fingers meet your right ones, combine the lovingkindness with strictness and break any evil decree imposed upon you!

Yes, dance and bring down good things....


Keep yourselves in purity: ruining someone sexually is a weapon employed frequently.



and among yourselves, rejoice!


(this was just a poetic post. I know that even Earth People have issues and problems.).





Jews Join Muslims in Lawsuit Against Circumcision Ban - Jewish World - Israel News - Israel National News

Jews Join Muslims in Lawsuit Against Circumcision Ban - Jewish World - Israel News - Israel National News

Jews and Muslims have teamed up in San Francisco to file a petition to block a measure that would ban circumcision (brit mila, in Hebrew) of male children. Both faiths carry out the practice.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Haiti Get Your Preparations- thoughts

If for no other reason than to bring justice into the world.


Its pretty obvious that what France did to Haiti was nothing short of extortion. Bullying. They know they did wrong and there is no defense for their actions. 

Thank Gd there are groups sprouting here and there demanding reparation for Haiti. 

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From the website of Ligali:

Following the earthquake which hit the already devastated island in the Caribbean in January, a UK-based organization is demanding reparations and an end to the current US occupation of Haiti.
The Haiti First! Haiti Now! Reparations Campaign, which was set up last summer, will hold its first demonstration outside the U.S Embassy on Wednesday 24 March, Grosvenor Square, London W1A 1AE, at 2pm. A coalition of organizations is expected come out in support of the campaign, which is demanding that both France and the U.S pay reparations to Haiti for:

• 150 million gold francs that France extorted from Haiti after 1825 as compensation for the successful revolution which led to Haitian independence in 1804;
• The illegal occupation of Haiti by the U.S in 1915 and its current occupation and exploitation of the Haitian people.

A delegation from France will attend the mass demonstration and messages of solidarity are being sent from Belgium, Spain, Holland, Canada, America, Brazil, Mozambique, Jamaica, Grenada and Haiti.

In Madrid and New York, conferences are being held in solidarity with the London demonstration.

A spokesperson for the Haiti First! Haiti Now! Reparations campaign, Cecil Gutzmore said:

The Truth About Haiti: Dr Cecil Gutzmore
“Haiti is often quoted as being the ‘poorest country in the Americas’ but this is because since it overthrew slavery and won independence in 1804, it has been deliberately and systematically pauperized by the United States and France. Haiti deserves justice and just reparations for centuries of oppression, brutalization and occupation. This demonstration is the start and marks our determination to see that justice is done”.

The organization demands that the USA and France follow the example of Italy that has agreed reparations for its brutal occupation of Libya in the 20th century. 
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Honestly I feel like those groups of people like who have been overly proslyletized:  I am very weary of groups that are not actually Haitians fighting for Haiti reparation.  It must come from Haitian and no one else.

Not to fear, my fellow Haitians, we have confronted Edom before and was granted success from Above.  It happened before and it can happen again.




Shakira visits Western Wall - Israel Culture, Ynetnews

Shakira visits Western Wall - Israel Culture, Ynetnews

Iran Accuses US of Using Terror in Mideast - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Iran Accuses US of Using Terror in Mideast - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

lol

(not to say USA is not using terror...)

Just for Fun

Anybody remember this one?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Survey For You

Shalom readers!

Please take a moment to answer the survey at the top left of the blog there. I would really appreciate it.

Thank you.

Lithuania compensates Jews for losses - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

Lithuania compensates Jews for losses - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

Long-awaited bill passed by parliament sees Jewish community paid $51.93 million between 2013-2023 through special fund for communal property taken during Nazi, Soviet occupations of country


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OK, Haiti, AAs can we do something?

Justice is one of the 7 "duties" to keep a society going strong and proper.  If we never get reparations, we will always be licking our wounds and talking about how bad we had it, how harshly we were treated, ad nausum.  

Its gotten to the point where I think even some Blacks are tired of hearing about slavery and how bad things are and how much "we suck" type of woes.  And I don't blame them. We need to get reparation! Haiti from France. AAs from America (and Britain?).

Its not vengeful to get reparation, its putting a balance back into the world. We need to do this for the sake of balance.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

An Accounting --The Invisible Ceiling (part 3)

Continuing the "An Accounting" series...

The truth of the matter is... I'm just not crazy about money. About running on the spinning wheel   I would love to be able to have a little farm, live in a hut, sleep on a mat and enjoy life like this.  I would like to have enough so as not to go hungry, or not have my family go hungry.

But I don't know if I have the courage to make this so!

Amenities --one gets used to them. Conveniences, spoilers, extras  --soon they don't seem like extras anymore; they become necessities!

more later when kids aren't harrassing ,me
Also, there is only so much I can do to effect the world with limited resources, right?

Why Haiti's prodigal son, Michel Martelly, may be its savior

Why Haiti's prodigal son, Michel Martelly, may be its savior

But Martelly’s landslide election in April also marks one of the most profound changes in Haitian political history: the first alliance of the general populace with the elite. A son of the Haitian elite, Martelly was embraced by both the masses and the upper class. The big question: Will he sustain this unlikely marriage?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mini-Vacation

I am heading for kibbutz lavi with the family and Mother in law. Time for some fun and relaxation!

See u all soon!

The Bimbo

According to wikipedia:


Bimbo is a term that in popular English language usage describes a woman who is physically attractive but is perceived to have a low intelligence or poor education. The term can also be used to describe a woman who acts in a sexually promiscuous manner. The term itself is not explicitly negative, but is most often used as a derogative insult towards a woman.

In Germany during the 19th and 20th century, the word "Bimbo" had the dual meaning as racist term for a person of African descent.* The word in relation to its original meaning, however, is rarely used. Although sometimes the word "Bimbo" is used, associated but separate phrases, such as "dumme Blondine" (= "dumb blonde"), are more common instead.

(*emphasis mine.)

Haiti’s Jewish Remnant Keeps the Faith and Lends a Hand Amid the Crisis – Forward.com

Haiti’s Jewish Remnant Keeps the Faith and Lends a Hand Amid the Crisis – Forward.com

Each year on Yom Kippur, Rudolph Dana locks himself in his Pétionville, Haiti, home — protected by guard dogs and security personnel — and passes the Day of Atonement fasting, praying and reciting the traditional liturgy of repentance and forgiveness.
Up until about 10 years ago, Haiti’s tiny Jewish community would gather in a home on Yom Kippur and pray alongside a video recording of a Yom Kippur service that Dana’s brother-in-law, a cantor at a New Jersey synagogue, had mailed to him. But in recent years, the community has become too small and disjointed to warrant even such modest holiday gatherings.
When the catastrophic, 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook Haiti on January 12, Dana happened to be in Miami on business. In the days since the quake — which leveled much of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas, including Pétionville — Dana, 61, who owns a propane-distribution company, has been on the phone and Internet around the clock, trying to make contact with friends and his nearly 500 employees.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Just for Fun

Look who's helping me clean the house today..

What Do You Think of PrisonPLanet?



what do you all make of Alex Jones and Prison Planet?

Ben Gurion Rice -History

Ptitim (Hebrew: פתיתים‎) is an Israeli toasted pasta shaped like rice or little balls. Outside of Israel it is known as Israeli couscous or Jerusalem couscous. [1]

"Ptitim" were invented during the austerity period in Israel, when rice was scarce, in order to provide for the needs of the Mizrahi immigrants, for whom rice was a dietary staple.[1] Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, asked Eugen Propper, one of the founders of the Osem food company, to quickly devise a wheat-based substitute to rice.[1] Consequently, it was nicknamed "Ben-Gurion's Rice" by the people.[1]The company took up the challenge and developed ptitim, which is made of hard wheat flour and roasted in an oven.[1] The product was instantly a success, after which ptitim made in the shape of small, dense balls (which the company termed "couscous") was added to the original rice-shaped ptitim.

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From what I learned, the Sephardi and Mizrahi community laughed at these pitim. There just wasn't any replacement for rice for rice lovers.

WikiLeaks Haiti: Cable Depicts Fraudulent Haiti Election | The Nation

WikiLeaks Haiti: Cable Depicts Fraudulent Haiti Election | The Nation

"At a December 1, 2009, meeting, a group of international election donors, including ambassadors from Brazil, Canada, Spain and the United States, concluded that “the international community has too much invested in Haiti’s democracy to walk away from the upcoming elections, despite its imperfections,”"


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Invested?! that worries me.

Eli Security Extinguishes Arab Media Arson Libel - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Eli Security Extinguishes Arab Media Arson Libel - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

A group of Arabs and left-wing provocateurs entered the Jewish town of Eli on Tuesday and started several fires, which subsequently spread to their own nearby olive groves.

The incident, which occurred Tuesday morning, is not the first in which Arabs from the adjacent village of Karayut have infiltrated Eli's perimeter to commit arson according to security officials who went to investigate the fire. “We saw smoke near our security road shortly after 11:00 and went to investigate,” related a security official from Eli who spoke to Israel National News on condition of anonymity.

“At first we saw nothing to say the fire was man made, but we suspected arson because it is an area where fires have been set to damage our security equipment in the past. Then we saw a second fire, closer to Karayut, which is about 500 meters away from Eli,” the official explained.

Eli's security team reportedly raced to the scene of the second blaze to find that the flames were spreading to Arab olive groves and advancing on the village of Karayut itself.
“We went to the site of the second fire and immediately saw it was arson – tires had been set on fire –

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Which is more important saving one's crops and land or slandering the Jewish nation?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

California salvage diver Bill Warren looking for Osama bin Laden's body in sea - NYPOST.com

California salvage diver Bill Warren looking for Osama bin Laden's body in sea - NYPOST.com


An eccentric California salvage diver is fishing for proof that al Qaeda overlord Osama bin Laden is really dead. Bill Warren, 59, has vowed to scour the north Arabian Sea to find the corpse and deliver photographic evidence that he was killed.Warren, who has discovered more than 200 wrecks, is confident he can find bin Laden's body. American Special Forces killed the jihadist on May 2 in Pakistan."I'm doing it because I am a patriotic American who wants to know the truth. I do it for the world," Warren told The Post.
He expects to spend about $400,000 on a two-week jaunt next month. He plans to rent a ship in India for $10,000 a day, and spend another $1,000 a day for a remote-operated submarine.

Hamas Summer Camps Train Next Generation Terrorists - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Hamas Summer Camps Train Next Generation Terrorists - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Hamas is reporting record turnouts for its summer camps for children in 2011.
The 'summer camps,' combining Islamic indoctrination, paramilitary training, and social activities are set to begin again this year as United Nation’s summer camps, considered competition by Hamas, are being openly denigrated by jihadists. Children and adolescents are an important target demographic for Hamas, from which its future army of terrorists will be recruited.

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They should have special courses on how to work the media as well.

Monday, June 13, 2011

King Abdullah Escapes Injury in Attack on Convoy - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

King Abdullah Escapes Injury in Attack on Convoy - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Angry Palestinian Jordanians stoned the convoy of King Abdullah Monday afternoon and exchanged gunshots with his guards, according to an activist who quoted reliable sources, including Jordanian journalists.The king was unharmed, and the monarchy claimed that the attackers actually were trying to shake King Abdullah’s hand as he toured in the southern city of Tafillah.
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he tried.   Earlier he made a speech promising democratic steps, but I guess the ppl weren't having it.

Somalia Interior Minister Killed by Al Qaeda Locals - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Somalia Interior Minister Killed by Al Qaeda Locals - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

African Jewish Art

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If you are in the Tsfat area, please stop by Yael's African Jewish Art gallery and pick up a painting or say hi to me if /when I'm there!

Also, if you are Black and Jewish and would like to contribute with an item from your culture with some info on your background or how Jewish people came to your native land, you can do that too!

Email for more details.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Maniac slash attack in supermarket meat aisle - NYPOST.com

Maniac slash attack in supermarket meat aisle - NYPOST.com

Abdullah Mohammed, 51, of 125th Street, was at the Harlem supermarket yesterday morning when he started arguing loudly at the customer service desk with William Perry, 70, a former truck driver. Perry was at the desk buying Lotto tickets when Mohammed stepped on his foot, irking the older man, according to his older brother, Charles Perry.
Mohammed, who was clad in a peach linen suit, was booted out of the store, but stormed back in minutes later and cornered Perry in the meat aisle, two employees said. He then allegedly whipped out a razor and slashed Perry across the neck.



An elderly! Why?!

An Accounting --The Invisible Ceiling (part 2)

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I really loved money. Or rather the things money could do. Living on my own, no more abuse was nice. I could actually sit down in the evenings and simply...think!  Just to sit and think was such a luxury!!  Now, in the safety and privacy of my own living room,  I was more able to contemplate colorism, racism, politics, society, social ways, and all these things I got a glimpse of but couldn't really give it my full attention when I was younger.  Perhaps because I was looking at these things when I didn't have a lack that made that I was not too hurt or phased by it all.  I understood that there is racism in America, but I also saw that money had a way of being an equalizer -to a degree.  I saw colorism -but charisma could counter that -to a degree. Basically, I saw the problems and possible routes of escape, just like I saw what I wanted in the store and the money in my purse as a way of breaking the barriers and having the item. Just figure out the currency.

I also got in touch with the real me. The spiritual person. Sometimes I am not surprised to hear that pastors and priests end up with sexual crimes on their files, because at the same time that the spiritual side in me was coming out --its like the other hungry woman side of me was also coming out at the same time. Somehow there was a connection.  Alas, but I didn't want to give up "the prize" and so the solution was to become a big time flirt! lol   And as for the spiritual side, I searched and searched.

Something weird also happened.  And I blame the abuse for it.  But somehow psychicly I was a bit warped.  For instance, I could see dark shadows on peoples faces when they were angry and doing something cruel. (that is why I personally don't like the word "dark" to describe a Black person. I have seen Black people with very bright countenance; and very white people with dark brooding shadows on their faces Eck!!). That scared me. What scared me more was wondering what silhouette these darknesses on their faces were the shape of. I made sure I never looked long enough to find out!

There were many other things but for the sake of not appearing too crazy, I'll leave those out.

Any rate the point I am trying to reach is this:  The more spiritual and religious I got, the less material things I needed or wanted. It seemed like a simple equation. As soon as I was happy,  I didn't feel the need to go shopping for the upteenth pair of shoes. I didn't need all these musical instruments, I could forget about the motorcycle I was eyeing at last. I rented out my condo and moved into a smaller place, etc. 

Couldn't give up the car though. Gotta keep the ca.

Eventually I got married and had children, and continued on the spiritual path.  But at a certain point, I came against an invisible ceiling.

The Invisible Ceiling

As everything seems to be converging and getting refined in my life, it gave me pause.  I am not so into materialism, but I do see the value in it now. I do see how really good stuff, like organic, non-hybrid foods are becoming scarce; I do see how greedy hands are in hot pursuit of land, I do understand the power and influence for good that money can bring.

And I suspect that being religious and/or spiritual should not mean to be without material!

Abraham was wealthy.  Isaac too. And so was Jacob.  Moses was extremely wealthy. And so were many other sages.  What model am I following here? Some Christian monk?! What sort of path am I on?  Am I not Jewish or what? lol.

To be honest, I think not having material while increasing spirituality is good. Its like a low level good.  But a "necessary evil" for those who can't handle it or won't do good with what they have.  The more one has of both, the higher the stakes. And that is what I"m wondering about. Just wondering can I even want such a thing in my heart?  to go for the higher stakes? Nevermind the how yet....


Picture of the Day

Turkey's foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu and Hilary Clinton high fiving.  Who started the high five business?

Musing

Since no one can say Muslim terrorists did this and that, my concern is:  just like some parts in the Talmud, the Edomites (the pope vatican, whatever) didn't want to be written about as idol worshippers and censured parts of the Talmud to say "Africans" instead of them; so here too I worry that news reports of rape and terrorists activities -especially in Norway, and other European countries- will document their article with "African immigrant" rather than African Muslim immigrant.

Oh dear...Black folks, we need to step up to the global playing field. I think we matter and what we say and do matter (more than ever). Hmmmm...

Friday, June 10, 2011

An Accounting --The Invisible Ceiling

An Accounting



My life has been such a roller coaster ride.  So much happenings, so much emotions, so much struggles. So many times I've been at such a desparate state I could almost taste what I wanted on my tongue -that's how badly I wanted something, but yet it was so far away; and then somehow I got it and felt so relieved that all I could do was lay down.

Most of the readers here already know about the abuse I went through when I was a kid. Being chased by a monster is no fun. But it also did something else, it kept me from engaging in alot of things society was engaged in. I simply couldn't.  Too busy strategizing for my next escape route.


Finally I grew up and could do what I want.  So I became a workaholic.  Didn't have much else to do with my time and making money seemed....sweet!!!  I worked and shopped. Worked and shopped. that was my life. I loved it!! lol.  A certain amount was always taken out of my paycheck and put straight into my bank account. So I didn't have to worry about saving any part of the check that I got. I just went and spent!

Thank goodness I did okay. Had a car. Had a condo.It was interesting how my mind worked then.  I knew if I walked into a store and there was something I liked, I could have it. No questions.  My wants became crazy.  I wanted a violin. I got it.  I wanted a clarinet. Got it.  Keyboard. Done.  Cable, memberships, clothing, whatever -if I wanted it, I got it.

It was a strange and different life from what my parents teachings.  At home I was modest and extremely reserved. Now I was still modest and reserved, but I didn't hold back from getting what i wanted -now that I tasted the power of money.


To be continued...

Just for Fun

Aharit hayamim ("End of days" band):



my sister told me that one of them spoke Creole! I wonder which one.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Creation of the Orange Carrot

How the Dutch made the carrot orange

The creation of the carrot story. A bit of history.

Tonight is Shavuot!


The day we celebrate the receiving of the Torah.  What makes it so significant (among many other things) :

(1) When we were to receive the Torah, according to the Torah, it state that the Jewish people answer, "N'ase, v'nishma!"  Many non-Jewish sources think its an error and correct it in their books. But the N'ase v''Nishma means "we will do (N'ase) and we will hear (v'nishma)!"  The crazy thing is how do you do before you hear? Ya gotta hear the instructions before you do them, right?

Nu?  So, it comes to show how eager the people were to do His will. So eager that they would do whatever they knew then and will follow and do the rest as they hear it.

(2) This is the time when the story of Ruth is read. Many stay up all night learning the Torah.

(3) I wish I was in Jerusalem right about now.  This is one of the "pilgramage time" there were three designated holidays when the Jews made the pilgramage to the Holy Temple.  Now the Holy Temple is destroyed, but one outer wall remains.  So, people go there. Its called the Western Wall, or the Wailing Wall.


Monday, June 6, 2011

One Degree

Some happy news for myself.

Turns out I have only one degree of separation from my favorite singer, Oliver Mtukudzi!


Picture of the Day

Jonathan Pollard.


Rebbe Nachman's teachings

"Do not deceive yourselves! Self deception means imagining things that do not exist.  For instance, imitating someone who has very little to do with our own situation.  We have already explained how every perosn is unique; he caon only occupy his place.  with the intention of improving and of developing his basic resources.  If he tries to assume a different role, if he copies someone else, he bypasses his destiny and goes astray in an illusion.


Every age has its myths, its fathions: legendary figures that serve as models to be idolized by the masses.....In fact, these legends conceal deeper questions, questions of life posed by the Evil Inclination and designed to plunge people to their ruin!


In order to resist the pressures and currents of fathions against which his own thought is powerless (he does not know from where the danger comes, where the trap lies), the Jew [I say everyone] has to turn to the Righteous of the generation.  However powerful the fantasy, there are always heroes, who by their purity and reflection arrive at very high levels... They teach us the Torah in our own language."

Rebbe Nachman (in the book "Courage")

Hezbollah, Syria PAYS Border ‘Protesters’: Media Attacks Israel Anyway

Hezbollah, Syria PAYS Border ‘Protesters’: Media Attacks Israel Anyway

Well this might be some good news....... I think..? The Israeli army gets target practice, the Syrians get stipend for their show. What a waste of time and money!!! I hope the Syrians get paid in advance...

Are Hybrid Fruits and Vegetables Healthy? | Mark's Daily Apple

Are Hybrid Fruits and Vegetables Healthy? | Mark's Daily Apple

Hybrid vs non -hybrid fruits and vegetables.

You can follow the link to see the answer. I must say the attitude of the answerer struck a nerve. Also reading between the lines of what she is saying didn't make me feel confident about hybrid foods.

Civil War Threatens Heavily-Armed Sinai Area South of Israel - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Civil War Threatens Heavily-Armed Sinai Area South of Israel - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

so let's review, we've got heavily armed Bedouins in the south wanting to fight each other, and we've got Syrian terrorists in the north trying to breach the border...

how about some good news??

Jordan Secretly Buying Israeli Water - Politics & Gov't - Israel News - Israel National News

Jordan Secretly Buying Israeli Water - Politics & Gov't - Israel News - Israel National News

yeah. Water's a big problem in the middle east. You should see my bill.

'Naksa Day': Deadly clashes on Syrian border - Israel News, Ynetnews

Islamist Calls for Slavery's Legalization

Islamist Calls for Slavery's Legalization

Well if main stream media doesn't make a stink about this, will you think you shouldn't care about it?

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California - Efforts to Ban Circumcision Gain Traction, Evokes Images Of Anti-Semitism -- VosIzNeias.com

California - Efforts to Ban Circumcision Gain Traction, Evokes Images Of Anti-Semitism -- VosIzNeias.com

Circumcision coming under attack. Is it time to move to Israel yet?

 oh dear...

The Return of Dr. Sebi



I mostly want to point you to this phrase:

"black people are not dead, black people are not ignorant; they have simply been misinformed."

that is so validating! I have suspected this for a while.

How the Dutch made the carrot orange

How the Dutch made the carrot orange

The creation of the carrot story. A bit of history.

Hamas (Re)Closes Egyptian Border

Gaza--The ruling Hamas militant group has closed the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt to protest what it says are repeated delays at the crossing since Egypt permanently opened it last week.

Story at Al Masry Al Youm website

Syrian TV: 20 Dead in Clashes with IDF. Israeli Druze Join Riot - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Syrian TV: 20 Dead in Clashes with IDF. Israeli Druze Join Riot - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Trying to crash through the Israeli borders! I'm sure they'll be sending their children and wives too.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Quotable Quotes

Rabbe Nachman told Rebbe Nathan one time "you could believe in God all you want but if you dont believe in yourself, you'll never get any where".


Chai Moharahan

Ethiopian Jews: Superheroes


Do these ladies look like dynamite? Don't be fooled!
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Jews think they can do anything, don't they? Don't they know there are rules?? Nope! LOL!!

When it comes right down to it, I think that the Ethiopian Jews saved themselves. They were their own Moses, there own saviors, their own superheroes. They had a WILL. They wanted to be reunited with Klal Yisrael (congregation of Israel). Somehow that will grew and grew and was stable enough and digested enough that they began to move the right leg and the left leg and then the right leg... The dance!

Many decided to make the trek to Mama Israel by themselves, some with their loved ones, yet others with families or groups of people. On foot. Talk about a drive and determination! Braving bandits, wild animals, the climate, the unknown, they headed for Israel -home.

Visas? Shmisas!!

Sadly many did not make it. Some made it to Sudan and were put in refugee camps. But many did arrive in Israel. They told the Israelis about their plight but Israel felt its hands were tied. What? Can they go into another country and grab their Jewish brethren?

One man thought they could.

One white Jewish guy made a stink with his friends for the sake of the Eth. Jews. But still the government didn't think it was possible. So to prove that it WAS possible, he and a friend got a truck and drove into Africa...

They got as many Ethiopians as they could. probably bribed whoever they needed to bribe at the checkpoints and somehow made it back to Israel with more Jews. No guns, no military, more Jews! The Israelis were stunnned!! It can be.

So then that man got put in charge of Operation Exodus, and the rest is history.

But I think it all started with the collective will of the Ethiopian Jews. Their constant prayer facing Jerusalem- praying constantly to get there one day. Somehow their will became bigger than a car, bigger than a house, bigger than any government that could stop them, bigger than racism, bigger than any barrier that they may have feared; and they created -with the divine help of God- they created a new reality for themselves.

God bless the Ethiopian Jews!!

A young boy wearing tefillin. Notice his superhero cape? Pow!


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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Picture of the Day

Great Zimbabwe structure:


(and please don't tell me aliens built this.)

Drip Drip Drip in Senegal



Drip irrigation has become popular in Senegal, where an Israeli NGO is teaching farmers the simple technique that gives them control over their crops and does not leave them entirely at the mercy of the climate.

Dark Girls Movie

they are going to make a movie based on this....


There is supposed to be a movie out about how Black women who are darker have it bad and are considered bad, and bad and bad and bad and what else oh, bad. There's a video floating around with the trailer of this movie, you can check out WAOD or Beyond Black and White to get a glimpse of that video. HOpefully, you'll get a nice dose of depression and melancholy about the situation of BW. And if that doesn't drive you to suicide, there is a trailer where they subject this little black girl to say- to verbalize- her deep fear: that white girls are pretty and smart and black girls are ugly and dumb. I think its entertainment....er somebody thinks its entertainment.

I can image the main character.....

I can imagine the antagonist.....

I can imagine all the down depressing -spirit killing- feeling we'll all walk out with .....

I can imagine how it will be "forced good" because we need to address this issue anyway ....

I can imagine all the psychic rebuilding and emotional strengthening we'll have to do after such a "reality pill" -but that's all background work so maybe it shouldn't count in what really matters...

***this is a song that never ends.....it just goes on and on again......this is a song that never ends.....(loop)***

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Yom Yerushalayim!! Happy Jerusalem Day!!

HAPPY JERUSALEM DAY!!

"Jerusalem if I forget you...may my right hand forget what its supposed to do!!"



Black Jews in America

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I previously wrote a post about African communities who want to become Jewish. But I should add, even Black Jews in America need to be weary!! For some reason -perhaps out of disrepect towards us because we are black? small in numbers? not sure yet -but we are also swamped by various groups who try to push and pull us this way and that way.

Somehow it seems like an impossibility that we can think for ourselves and choose what we want. And even when we put our foot down and chose, then comes the sneakier pushers and pullers -and down right evil people.

Recently, I was in communication with a "fellow Black Jew". However, no matter how many times I asked him about his background, he didn't have info that was consistant. PLus there were certain things a Jew "knows" that he seemed to not now. But he was so friendly that I just left it as a question mark in my head. I had a friend who had a better radar and was highly suspicious of him.

Well, come to find out this guy is a serial rapist!! He hangs out among the Black Jews getting to know them.

People beware!