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Thursday, March 17, 2005
  A Sleeping Jew, is a Dead Jew

From the mouth of Walid Shoebat former PLO terrorist.
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My Mom took me to see him speak last night.
Walid Shoebat was born in Bethlehem. His grandfather was the Muslim chieften of Bethlehem and good friend of the grand fuck of Jerusalem hadj-hameen-al-husseini. hadj-hameen-al-husseini was a nazi ally and personal friend of hitler. He was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jews. hadj-hameen-al-husseini often came to the Shoebat home for meals.

Walid Shoebat told us the story of his first lynching of an Israeli soldier.
He told us the story of his first bomb that he planted (no one was hurt).

He told us the story of the first time he felt bed for the Jews. It was in Chevron when he saw a group of Jews in Chevron getting on a bus to take them to Kiryat Arba and the bus was bullet proof with metal all around it. He saw an arab mob running towards the bus and bombarding it with rocks. Not pebbles, big freeking rocks. At that point he felt angry at himself for having sympathy for the Jews.

Walid told us about how things work in the arab world. Not "Palestine" but the entire arab world. From birth they are taught to hate Jews. They are taught to kill Jews. They are not taught about Jewish heritage or Jewish history or even about the Holocaust. They don't even know what a Jew is but they know that they are pure evil. They are taught that The cannanites, that Avraham Avinu, that Moshe Rabbeinu are arabs. All of their childrens songs are about war and about killing Jews. Walid sang some of the songs he was taught about hating and killing. He then sang us some songs that he personally liked. They were called Shalom Alecichem, Al Col Eleh, and Hatikvah. Songs of peace and hope.

Walid's father came to America and met a naive American girl who new nothing about the arab world. She converted to Islam and married Walid's father. When they went back to Bethlehem to meet Walid's grandparents, she was told that she was now a muslim and could not return to the United States. Ever. She secretly studied the bible and converted to Christianity. She was secretly baptized in a Jerusalem YMCA swimming pool. Walid rescued his mother in 1995 and brought her home to the states to be reunited with her mother (Walid's grandmother) where they live today. She was basically trapped in the arab world for 35 years.

Walid's messages to us were as follows:
- Marry into your faith whether you are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, or Athiest.
- The arab hatred towards Jews is not simply an issue of education. It goes way deeper. It's about spiritual brainwashing.
- This conflict is not about occupation. The arabs of Israel lived happily under British rule, Ottoman rule, and under many other leaderships during the 2000 years that we werent the leadership. If it was just an issue of occupation then why do ALL of the arab countries hate us? What did Israel ever do to Iran?
- Don't put up with their refugee bullshit. There are over 850,000 Jewish refuges that were booted out of ALL the 22 arab countries. Why is it that over 1.2 million arabs can live peacefully within Israel and enjoy full benefits, and not one Jew can live in arab lands?
- What good did Oslo bring to Israel? Does anyone in Israel feel at peace? WHY THE HELL WOULD ANYONE DARE TO TRY PEACE AGAIN?
- Don't trust abbas. He is a Holocaust denying terrorist.
- Never forget Joseph-nacht. They took Joseph's tomb which is holy to Muslims as well as Jews and desecrated it like animals. They shit on it, and painted the dome green. If that wasn't enough they freeking torched it

Walid Shoebat is amazing. This is an arab who sees the truth about Israel and the Jews. He tours the world non-stop trying to show the world the truth about Israel and about Islamic extremism.

He brought us no message of hope. He didn't share any plans for peace, only the reality of the situation. WE ARE AT WAR. There is no hope of peace. He told us that it is a hiostorically proven fact that Israel will be here tomorrow. Israel will forever remain Jewish as long as we stay awake and hold our ground. Giving up land to the arabs is suicide and Sharon must be stopped.

"My definition of Zionism is, Leave us alone"
It's clear that the Jews have been murdered and persecuted long enough. Israel is our home once again so leave us alone.
- posted by Prodly @ Thursday, March 17, 2005 (8) comments


  Survivor Palau Update

let me just say to any Survivor fans out there who aren't watching this season because last season basically sucked, YOU ARE MISSING OUT
This is an awesome season with some of the greatest Survivor moments ever. Get the DVD.
- posted by Prodly @ Thursday, March 17, 2005 (0) comments


Monday, March 14, 2005
  Last night I saw Simply Tsfat......

Last night the band Simply Tsfat was here to do a benefit for Sharei Bina, a seminary in Tsfat. I don't think Sharei Bina benefited to much from the show though considering there where only about 75 people there from what I could tell. The admission was $18 so that's only about $1300.

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Simply Tsfat are 3 extremely talented musicians who are also Breslov Chassidim, you know...those N NA NACH NACHMAN guys who you see dancing motsei Shabbat in Kikar Tzion and are always so freekin happy. They are Eliyahu the band leader who plays acoustic guitar and is the primary vocalist, Yonaton the insanely talented flamenco guitarist and only Israeli born member of the trio, and Yehonaton the violinist. Last night they had a fourth member, the greatest Jewish rock drummer that I've ever seen Even Sh'Siyah's own Matt Kanter.

The crowd was so freekin pathetic I felt bad for them. Out of the 50 or so men (there was physical separation between the men and woman) that I saw, 45 of them looked liked they died in there seats. At one point the band broke out into an Adar jam and Yonaton jumped off the stage and physically dragged every single sad man out of their chairs to the dance floor. It was beautiful.

The band played a bunch of there newer stuff including quite a few songs off of their Be Happy album. They played many instrumentals which was just fine with me because there vocals are not the greatest although their voices are more enjoyable in a live setting. Matt was incredible and you could just tell that these guys loved playing with him. They are so much fun to watch because they are genuinely happy people. They are the nicest guys and I can't wait for the opportunity to see them in their hometown...the holy city of Tsfat.

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- posted by Prodly @ Monday, March 14, 2005 (4) comments


  Crazy Settlers

Read.
- posted by Prodly @ Monday, March 14, 2005 (1) comments


Tuesday, March 08, 2005
  Lord Get Me High, Get Me Higher

I'm not one to feel "down" very often. "Down" is a useless state of mind to be in and for me it's fairly easy to remain positive in my head, even though I may not seem so positive from the outside. Sometimes it happens though. Today for instance I was feeling a bit down, and one of the main contributing factors was......wouldn't you know it.....MONEY.

Fucking money. I hate you money. How fucking dare you get in my head and stress me out. How dare you try and take over my life like you do too every other poor schmuck in this G-d forsaken country of ours. You come after me with your movies and your tv. With your clothes and your shoes. With your useless fucking electronics and evil cars. Polluting minds and destroying lives. Well fuck you. You aint gonna get me.

The point of this little post was not complain. I want to share an amazing album with you. It takes me right up when I'm down. I just slap on some headphones, and it takes me right out of this bacteria polluted wasteland of miserable pathetic content assholes. The album is called Return Again by The Moshav Band.



It's also great music for pre-Shabbat.
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, March 08, 2005 (2) comments


Wednesday, March 02, 2005
  Breaking the comfort barrier

I just read another wonderful story on Aish Hatorah that I wanted to share. It's about one woman's return to Yiddeshkeit. Take it or leave it. For me it hit home. Read the story here
- posted by Prodly @ Wednesday, March 02, 2005 (0) comments


  Evanston cares about the environment....


I live in beautiful Evanston, a suburb of Chicago bordering on Chicago's north side on Lake Michigan. The people are friendly, the city is clean, the houses are old and massive. I live on the south side of Evanston where the houses are mostly average. There is one street separating my house in Evanston and the city of Chicago.

Aside from the huge difference in the price of houses (Chicago being more expensive) there is one obvious difference between the Evanston side and the Chicago side.....TREES.

Evanston has way more trees. There are beautiful tall trees everywhere. Unfortunately over the last few years we have been losing close to 200 Elm trees every years to the devastating Dutch Elm Disease. A couple of years ago they had to chop down an Elm tree that was around since George Washington was president because it was infected.

Fortunately, there is a cure that is quite effective at treating DED.

Last night thanks to To Rescue Evanston Elms or TREE, the city of Evanston's latest budget has been changed to include $858,000 that will be used for preservation and inoculation of more than 3,000 elm trees.

SWEET!

Hat tip: The Chicagoist
- posted by Prodly @ Wednesday, March 02, 2005 (5) comments


- posted by Prodly @ Wednesday, March 02, 2005 (0) comments


Tuesday, March 01, 2005
  Reality TV Reminder:

Tonight begins the greatest Amazing Race yet. 8pm CST. If you like good reality TV you'll want to watch this.
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, March 01, 2005 (0) comments


  How she saved my life.....

I used to spend my days and nights doing nothing. I was harming myself Spiritually and Physically. Whether it was drugs, video games, or just causing serious trouble for other people (which I won't detail here). What a waste.

I may have never gotten out of that miserable existence had it not been for my then girlfriend who broke things off with me after I what I think must have been 3 years of dating. How could she have possibly stayed with me? She was an excellent student with ambitions. She was going somewhere and I clearly wasn't.

That incident motivated me to change. I was a 17 year old dropout doing drugs and sleeping all day, sometimes working as a mover. After the breakup I spent a couple miserable weeks drinking before my friends and I could no longer afford to live in the apartment we were living in and packed up are shit and went our separate ways.

One of the guys I was living with in the apartment decided to go to Israel. To the Diaspora Yeshiva. Having nothing to stick around for, I decided to go too. Israel was probably the most incredible experience of my life. I didn't really have such a connection with G-d when I was there, more with the land and people. After I was there for a couple of months, my ex-girlfriend came to Israel on a program. We met up in Israel and needless to say, we couldn't stay apart. She ended up staying in Israel and attended Bar-Ilan. For the rest of our stay in Israel we were inseparable.

When we came back to the states, I went to School and got a job (my current job). I have now been married to that same girl for over 3 years now and it has been unbelievable. Had it not been for my wife breaking up with me at that time (something I could not understand then), who knows where I'd be now. I certainly wouldn't have made it to Israel...that I know for sure.

We must always work to better ourselves. To try and get the most out of life.
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, March 01, 2005 (1) comments


  Hope


Interview with Moshe Feiglin Via: Arutz Sheva. Men Like Feiglin give me hope during such low point in Israeli politics.

The chairman of the largest united voting bloc within the Likud Central
Committee spoke about efforts to throw him out of the Likud, the problem with
Israel's national religious parties and his confidence in the Jewish people.

Feiglin spoke with Tamar Yonah and Eli Stutz during Israel National
Radio's Weekend Edition:

Tamar Yonah: There are people in the country
who claim to be pro-democracy who are saying that you should not be allowed to
run the next time around. Why don't you tell us about that?

Moshe
Feiglin: In Israel we have a very special kind of democracy. It is a democracy
for about 7% of the population. It reminds me of the first democracy in
Greece - in Athens - where there was democracy, but only for certain
very small segments of the population. So we have a democracy for opinions
ranging between [far-left parliamentarians] Yossi Beilin and Yossi Sarid, but
not for anyone else. Not only that, but this democracy includes what I am
calling a totalitarianism of ideas. This means you can go vote every four years,
but it's like flipping a coin with the same thing on both sides. You have a
right to flip the coin, but no choice what is on each side. That is the special
kind of democracy we are living in.

Eli Stutz: So Moshe, what is the
progress on those who are trying to prevent you from running to be a member of
the Knesset?

MF: So far so good, they have not succeeded, thank G-d. But
even if that will happen, G-d forbid, we already have a number two, a number
three and a number four ready. We are at the point today when good people within
the Likud who share our ideology make up at least 10% of the party. It is their
strength that is making Ariel Sharon very frightened. Ehud Barak said last week
that there is not any form of opposition to Sharon in the Knesset, but that
Manhigut Yehudit - the 'Feiglinites' as he called them constitutes the only real
threat to Sharon.

ES: What's remarkable to me, Moshe, is that the Labor
and Likud parties have found enough in common to form a coalition, yet the
right-wing and religious camp in Israel is so split. We have so much in common,
yet at the same time we just saw Effie Eitam and Yitzchak Levy leave the
National Religious Party to create the Religious Zionism Party. Why is it that
we are so split in the national religious camp?

MF: I will answer that
question on the ideological level if you don't mind. I think the problem with
the religious Zionists, with the 'knitted-kippot' as they say, is that they have
not had the guts to lead - to say, 'We are the next generation of leaders of
Israel.' On the other hand, deep inside, the people of Israel are waiting for us
to lead, because there is no other sector who has the abilities that we have -
meaning Zionism on one hand and a real Jewish faith on the other hand - a
combination of them both. When you have a tool that doesn't serve a purpose, it
disintegrates, and this is what happening to us.

TY: Moshe, I want to
ask you how they can bar you from running next time for the Knesset. What are
they going to charge you with in order to say you are not eligible to run?

MF: I really don't know. They will probably try to pull something out of
their sleeve. However, Manhigut Yehudit is not a movement of a person. Why do
they call us the 'Feiglinites'? Because they are trying to portray us as a bunch
of people going blindly after a person. But that is not what we are at all. It
is a movement of an idea, and because it is a movement like that, they cannot
stop us.

TY: But if they can get you, they can get the whole party, just
like they did with the Kach party. It wasn't just Rabbi Meir Kahane that they
banned, but they made his whole party illegal.

MF: Rabbi Kahane, of
blessed memory, was a movement of one man. That is the difference. I hope we can
not only learn from the good things he did, but also here and there, from his
mistakes.

ES: We are still reeling here from the terror attack Friday
night and looking for things we can do about it. Do you have any suggestions for
people here?

MF: Look, we have a Chief of Staff that has already said
that the disengagement will be a tail-wind for terror. And that is what we see
today. As long as we give the Arabs our land, terror will always increase. The
only way to stop terror is to go back to our roots, to our justice - to
annex the land, to make sure that they understand and that the entire world
understands that we know that this is our land, that this is our country and
that whoever is going to start with us will pay a tremendous price. But when we
lose our own justice, we merely whet their appetite for more and more Jewish
blood because we communicate to them that they are right - that justice
lies on their side.

TY: If you were the prime minister of Israel, what
would be your solution to bring security and peace to Israel and to fulfill the
destiny of the Jewish people here in our land?

MF: Well, first we have
to understand that peace and security are not the reason why we came to this
part of the Middle East - to the Land of Israel. We would have much greater
peace and security in Australia, New Jersey or New Zealand. We are here to serve
one purpose only: to be complete Jews. The State of Israel is a tool to serve
that purpose - to enable the Jews to fulfill their mission on Earth. When
we do that we will have peace and security. But if we think we came here just to
run away from the gas chambers - and that is why when anyone comes to Israel we
first bring him to [Holocaust museum] Yad VaShem, to show him why we are
here - then we are mistaken. We are not here because we are running from
the gas chambers, we are here for a positive reason. We are on a mission. Only
when we understand that, will we be able to really protect ourselves. And that
will be the point when we will have peace and security.

TY: But can I
ask you about specific steps? What would you do now? Israel has again signed
empty promises with the PLO and again they have been broken. They agree to stop
the terror and then there are more attacks. How would you respond? What steps
would you take?

MF: We are supplying the water, telephones, electricity,
cement, medicine, food - everything to this population where the terrorist
murderers come out from. Why would we do that? We make this differentiation
between those who are terrorists and the rest of the population - which we
cannot touch? Why? Why do we not care about your children but care so much about their children? It's because our entire world view of values has gotten mixed
up. I am telling you again, it is very easy to win that war, but the source of
the problem is not a military issue, the source of the problem it is that we
forgot who we are and what we are doing here.

TY: Let's say you go in
there and you turn off their electricity and water to punish them and to make
them reign in their terrorists -

MF: We wouldn't be going in at
all, this is done from outside -

TY: Fine, but what happens when
the world says, "Because you did this, we are going to place sanctions on
Israel. We are not going to sell you parts for your airplanes or tanks, we are
declaring boycotts. How would you respond to that?

MF: How did we
respond to that before the Six-Day-War? How did we respond to that before the
'48 war? When you know that you are right and when you are a real leader and
convince your people that you have a real war with justice behind it, people are
willing to sacrifice. And the whole world can jump [in a lake]. But you can only
do that when you supply a real sense of justice for the public, and you will not
be able to do that without referring to their Jewish points. You must believe in
the Jewish people, and when you do that they will follow you.

ES: I went
on the Ministry of Defense web site and they have a map on it of the big fence
they are building to supposedly protect Israelis from suicide bombers. I was
looking at the route and it's been moved even further west, closer to the 1949
armistice lines - the Green Line. The reason I was looking at it was that
over Shabbat I visited a town on the eastern side of this fence - the side that
the government perhaps wants to relinquish and I thought to myself, 'is this
wise?' Later, a family member told me 'It is not wise to move to such an area
that is in such doubt. This is a time of great change in Israel and you should
wait and see whether it remains part of Israel or whether it will be given
away.' What would your reaction be to that type of statement, Moshe?

MF:
I think the key word used is the word 'doubt.' Sharon is really using
psychological warfare against some of the best people of Israel to put doubt in
their hearts. He wants to give them the feeling that maybe they should follow
his way, that his way is inevitable and the only one attached to reality. I
think we are being tested today. Are we strong enough? Do we truly believe in
the people of Israel, in the Land of Israel, in our Father in Heaven? Do we
follow G-d, or this dictator Sharon? And this is the test that I am sure we are
going to pass and I am sure we are going to be very proud to be able to tell our
children and grandchildren about it in generations to come.

I can tell
you on a personal note, I bought a piece of land in Kfar Darom, in Gaza.
[Manhigut Yehudit Managing Director] Michael Fuah did the same. This is nothing
compared to the people who actually live there. Every agricultural business in
Gush Katif has put tens of thousands of dollars into his business in recent
weeks because now they are planting in their hothouses to be able to deliver
their produce for next winter. Each one of them is thinking today, 'Why should I
put tens of thousands of dollars that will not be given to me if I am pulled out
of here?' The test you and I are dealing with is nothing compared to what these
heroes are going through. They are paying twice. They are getting bombarded with
bombs and rockets on one hand and the government is destroying them on the other
hand, yet they are holding strong. Because of these heroes - and these are
real heroes - because of them, we, the Jewish people are going to pass the
test.

We are living in a tremendous generation. We see terrible,
terrible people like [Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon and [PM Sharon's son, Likud
MK] Omri [Sharon] and [Sharon advisor Dov] Weisglass on one hand, and the
unbelievable faith, courage and heroism of the settlers of Gush Katif and the
northern Shomron on the other hand. As a believer, I am looking toward the sky
and thinking of HaShem (G-d) and I know that in their merit G-d will keep Gush
Katif with us.

ES: I want to thank you for being on Israel National
Radio's Weekend Edition. May we all have the kind of faith you have.
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, March 01, 2005 (0) comments


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