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Jewish UNC Charlotte Student Told To 'Go Burn in an Oven'

I HATE that this kind of crap is coming from my Alma Mater. Too many professors work teaching about, not only the atrocities of the Holocaust, but of genocide and human rights violations, for this type of ignorance. I am absolutely disgusted! When I was the President of Hillel there, I had the great displeasure of dealing with the destruction of our Sukkah and vandalism of our a-frames! If they only knew the atrocities of the events they joke about. Genocide is no laughing matter, and it is disgusting that it has become the punch line for many jokes used by, what are supposed to be our future!

#BlogElul, Elul 5: Know

Know! I am a little behind after this crazy Labor Day holiday! Okay, so again, I have picked a quote, but interestingly enough it ties two themes together, know and act! Who are we as we move into the High Holy Days? What do we want to achieve? What do we want to do differently? We can sit around all year and ask ourselves these questions, but they do us no good if we choose not to act on them!

#BlogElul. Elul 4, Accept

Today’s response is going to be another short one! I love this quote, and think it is something good to start thinking about as we approach Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur! An early Shavua Tov to everyone!

"There are two primary choices in life: To accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them." -Denis Waitley

#BlogElul, Elul 3: Bless

My last two #BlogElul posts have been pretty long, so in honor of Shabbat I decided to make this one short, simple and to the point! Elul 3: Bless. One is supposed to say one hundred brachot (blessings) a day! Why not start with Shabbat? There is always time to count one’s blessings and enjoy all of G-d’s creation! Plus, you can’t beat a little rest, relaxation and reflection! Shabbat Shalom!image

eretzyisrael:

The UN’s biased treatment of Israel is nothing new. One of Israel’s greatest diplomats, Foreign Minister Abba Eban, noted the absurdity of the UN’s anti-Israel agenda decades ago.

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The UN’s biased treatment of Israel is nothing new. One of Israel’s greatest diplomats, Foreign Minister Abba Eban, noted the absurdity of the UN’s anti-Israel agenda decades ago.

#BlogElul, Elul 2: Act

Today’s theme for the #BlogElul challenge is Act. I spent a lot of time thinking about what I could use for act, but nothing really came to me until about 5:30 this morning! It was late, and I couldn’t sleep, so I decided to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. One of the spells they use in the books and movies, the killing curse, is Avada Kedavra. Sitting there, watching the Room of Requirement scene, it hit me. Abracadbra! It is most often associated with magic tricks and pulling a bunny out of a hat, but in its truer, Aramaic form, it holds entirely different meaning. It means something along the lines of “I create as I speak.” It is a beautiful concept! We create what we speak. We use “magic” every time we verbalize the things we want and need in our lives. When we say things aloud, we set a goal for our self. We plant the seed of change in our mind. It is our thoughts that ultimately change the course of our lives. Thoughts turn into ideas, ideas turn into actions and before we know it, we are closer to whatever it is we are looking to be closer to. Yet, as the spell in Harry Potter denotes, we can also “kill” our own success, our own advancement, our ability to do good for the world. When we become content in our actions, indifferent in what our future holds, not only for ourselves, but for the world around us and everything in it, it is then that we have truly created a problem for ourselves and all humanity. Going into this new year, I hope that I will be able to verbalize my thoughts and be able to turn them into actions. There are a lot of things I want to change this year. A lot of ideas I want to act on. I want to be closer to G-d and the religion that I hold so dear. I want to help others. I want to get healthier. I want to be a better brother! I want to volunteer my time, whether it be gleaning tomatoes and apples for the hungry, or helping out at the animal shelter. Working at the soup kitchen downtown, or picking up trash down I-85! I want to better myself, and the world around me, everyday! Going into this new year, I want to create as I speak. Abracadabra!image

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Halleluja


The IDF Band Corp published this version of Leonard Cohen’s “Halleluja” song.

(kol isha alert)

Life in Israel

#BlogElul, Elul 1: DO

Chodesh Tov! Today is the first day of the month of Elul and the first day for the #BlogElul challenge! I say challenge, because some of these are going to take a lot of thought, as they should, it’s Elul! 
Elul 1: Do. Every year, as we get closer to the High Holy Days, my Rabbi talks about the act of god-ing, and uses the term god as a verb. We spend our time during Elul, and the High Holy Days treating our soul like a stone. It is covered with the muck of the last year, and it is now that we polish that stone. We cleanse the soul and earn our place in the Book of Life as we prepare for a new year! What better way to prepare for a new year than to act in a way that is not only pleasing to G-d, but god like? “God’s presence is everywhere, including one’s own consciousness.” Now, we just need to learn to accept it, understand it, use it and DO IT! I happened to be in the most awesome used bookstore in the area, the other day, and found the book “G-d is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism” by Rabbi David A. Cooper, and couldn’t think of a better way to spend my next two days off! Here we go!image

BDS Victory Sees 900 Palestinians Out Of A Job

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We would like to wish the folks of the BDS Movement a hearty congratulations on achieving what is definitely a well-deserved victory in the battle against the occupation.

Unfortunately I am referring to the occupation of the 900+ “West Bank” and “East” Jerusalem…

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Romance in action in Israel Defense Force. She saved his life in the battle field and the rest is a love story.
@haivri

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Romance in action in Israel Defense Force. She saved his life in the battle field and the rest is a love story.


@haivri

thejewsareinspace:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

woah

thejewsareinspace:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

woah