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The compounds Lycopene, and Pectin in Red grapefruits help the body to burn fat by eating on a day one can loose 20 pounds in 13 weeks according to the Scripps Clinic in San Diego.
The compound, Hesperidin in the skin of Kumquats can cut the livers ability to make Cholesterol by 16 percent.
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According to a study published in Arthritis and Rheumatism eating enough Kale will fend off Osteoarthritis.
Cocoa has Flavanols that have been proven to help maintain healthy circulation.
Beets boost stamina by boosting blood flow and oxygen to muscles
By having a citrus beverage after a high fat meal greatly reduces Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels in blood.
Celery and Parsley both have Apigenin, this compound promotes death of cancer cells.
Red Cabbage and blueberries both have Anthocyanins which boost brain and memory function.
Filed under: small news | Tags: America is becoming politically more left, assimilation, Democracy, historian Rashid Khalidi, Israel, Jewish News, jewish values, Jews in America, materialism, Morsi, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, The Obama administration, TORAH, U. S. state department
America is becoming politically more left it will not even support the Egyptian army crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood. The U.S. State department has decided to withhold funding promised to the Egyptian Military.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration was criticized by an Egyptian government official Thursday in the wake of its decision to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in cash and military aid in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the crackdown by the military-backed government on his supporters.
“The decision was wrong. Egypt will not surrender to American pressure and is continuing its path towards democracy as set by the roadmap,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty told an Egyptian radio station, according to Reuters.
The State Department announced the decision late Wednesday afternoon, after press reports emerged that an aid cut-off was imminent.
The U.S. provides $1.5 billion in aid each year to Egypt. While the State Department did not provide a dollar amount of what was being withheld, senior Senate leadership aides shared with Fox News some of the details of a conference call with staffers from the State Department and the office of the Secretary of Defense.
The U.S. is “holding” — as in not sending to Cairo — a dozen F-16s; a similar number of AH-64 Apache helicopters; four M-1/A-1 tank kits (tanks that are shipped in pieces and assembled in the receiving country); and an unspecified number of Harpoon missiles (typically an anti-ship missile).
Also, the U.S. is not proceeding with the planned transfer of $260 million in cash to the Egyptian government. However, these funds were already on hold pending the outcome of talks between the Egyptians and the International Monetary Fund.
The U.S. is also not proceeding with a $300 million loan guarantee slated as part of our foreign military financing programs.
As the State Department see the repression of the Muslim brotherhood and Islamic radicals as a affront to democracy.
Our sages tried to protect us by making many Rabbinical decrees to avoid closeness between Jews and non-Jews to prevent assimilation and forbidden relations. Unfortunately many Jews did not heed these calls, the God must help !
The Jews in America from the most recent pew survey shows assimilation and intermarriage at a rate of 72 percent. Where this information is presented in the Phoenix Jewish News it is presented with complete indifference, when it should be a “red flag”. Why is this ? Why do most American Jews show greater concern of knowledge of sports and comedy, then their heritage, the Torah ?
In Berlin before the Holocaust intermarriage was at 52 percent. When people look at the Jewish community of America the last thing people would think of is spirituality. The purpose of the exile to be a “ light to the nations ”, in America seems to have been abandoned by its Jews for “materialism”. How long will the God let the Jews of America promote Materialism and liberal immorality
One of the most extraordinary features of Barrack Obama’s victory over John McCain was his capture of 78% of the Jewish vote. To be sure, there was nothing extraordinary about the number itself. Since 1928, the average Jewish vote for the Democrat in presidential elections has been an amazing 75%—far higher than that of any other ethno-religious group.
Yet there were reasons to think that it would be different in 2008. The main one was Israel. Despite some slippage in concern for Israel among American Jews, most of them were still telling pollsters that their votes would be strongly influenced by the positions of the two candidates on the Jewish state. This being the case, Mr. McCain’s long history of sympathy with Israel should have given him a distinct advantage over Mr. Obama, whose own history consisted of associating with outright enemies of the Jewish state like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the historian Rashid Khalidi. Jews also remain far more heavily committed to the liberal agenda than any of their old ethno-religious New Deal partners. As the eminent sociologist Nathan Glazer has put it, “whatever the promptings of their economic interests,” Jews have consistently supported “increased government spending, expanded benefits to the poor and lower classes, greater regulations on business, and the power of organized labor.” When america can no longer afford its 108 million people on welfare and 47 million people on food stamps who will be blamed ?
As with these old political and economic questions, so with the newer issues being fought out in the culture wars today. On abortion, gay rights, school prayer, gun control and assisted suicide, the survey data show that Jews are by far the most liberal of any group in America.
Most American Jews sincerely believe that their liberalism, together with their commitment to the Democratic Party as its main political vehicle, stems from the teachings of Judaism and reflects the heritage of “Jewish values.” But if this theory were valid, the Orthodox would be the most liberal sector of the Jewish community. After all, it is they who are most familiar with the Jewish religious tradition and who shape their lives around its commandments.
Yet the Orthodox enclaves are the only Jewish neighborhoods where Republican candidates get any votes to speak of.
? If the U. S. will not support the Egyptian military’s struggle and present crack down against the Muslim brotherhood and other Islamic radicals, will they support the Jewish state of Israel’s next military struggle and crack down against the Muslim brotherhood in Israel called “Chamas” and other Islamic radicals when the next “intifada” by the Palestinians arises ? Or will America see Israel’s actions as “oppression” and a affront to democracy and democratic values ?
Will Jewish Americans turn their back on their Israeli brethren as “good Americans” in support of the American sacred cow called democracy?, even if democracy in the middle east leads to evil tyrannical Islamic regimes who brutally oppress all non Muslims and those who are not up to their “religious” standards, those who champion anti-Semitism. Will the call of “democracy” lead to the loss of American support for Israel since Israel, as the Egyptians needs to fight against the Muslim brotherhood in Israel called “Chamas” and other Islamic radicals in their midst ?
How long will the God let the Jews of America promote materialism and liberal immorality, instead of being a “Light to the nations”. What will be the future for Americans with dual Israeli/American citizenship when the policy of Israel is seen as a affront to democracy by the next Israeli military crack down against the Muslim brotherhood in Israel called “Chamas” and other Islamic radicals who are the majority of the “Palestinian” and Israeli Arab population ?
How well will the Jews of America fare when they are seen as supporters of a country who acts in opposition to American foreign policy ?
Time will tell ……………….
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Abraham, covanant of the pieces, covenant, Maharall of Prague, Melchizedekian Priesthood., Yismoyal wild man
Lech Lecha Bs”d
After Hashem told Avraham that his decedents shall be as the stars of the sky its said that he had Faith in Hashem and it was counted for him as Righteousness. This contains an important lesson. As the mitler Rebbe said peace unto him, Emuna (faith) is the Yesod (foundation-gateway of energy) of every Mitzvah. Or as the Maharall of Prague explains in Givurot Hashem that it is a Jew’s faith which sustains him in all his endeavors. Or as we can learn out from our verse ” He had faith in Yhv”h and it was counted to him as Righteousness”. The Zohar tells us that sedek (Righteousness) is Yesod (foundation-gateway of energy). Yesod being as a gate allowing varying degrees of revelation. The degree is determined by the extent of ones emuna . It is through this that we can be as the Malbim understands the Jewish people ”a mighty force”. Meaning for the revelation of Hashem’s light in the world.
In our parsha we see Melchizedek chose Abram to be his successor, ordaining Abram to be a “kohen”(priest) as he was. Abram thus became the heir of what some call the Melchizedekian Priesthood. Abram passed this priesthood down to Isaac by his patriarchal blessing, he passed it on to Jacob, who in turn gave it to all twelve of his sons. Thus the entire nation of Israel became Melchizedekian priests. This was confirmed at Mt. Sinai when God called the nation of Israel a “Kingdom of priests” (Exodus 19:6). The sons of Aharon were later chosen to serve as the priests to Israel, as Israel serves as priests to the nations of the world. Thus on Succot Israel offers 70 oxen, one for each nation of the world on Succot.
Thus has Israel been ordained by God, to bring to the nations the message of God’s revelation at Mt. Sinai and the message of the Bible. This is what Isaiah means when God says through him “I will make you a light to the nations, so that My salvation shall be until the end of the earth.” (49:6)
Being as Avraham foresaw when seeing the heifer, goat and ram were divided in half when a thick darkness fell, a smoking furnace and a torch of fire passed between them dividing them. The smoke and fire being emissaries of the Shechinah. The darkness and fire being the same which was revealed at Sinai. This act of dividing the 2 carcasses is a pact demonstrating that 2 parties are one. Through the cloud, smoke and fire. The Chuchmah of Hashem’s Torah. At Sinai there was cloud, smoke and fire as its written :
“These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice which was not heard again. And he wrote them in two tablets of stone, and delivered them to me.” (deut 19:5)
“And Mount Sinai was altogether in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount trembled greatly.”(ex18:19)
We also see a covenant made in a cloud after the flood as its written :
“I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.” ( 13:9Gen)
We also see the the cloud, smoke and fire as Hashem’s force in the Desert as its written :
“ And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night” (ex 21:13)
It was these same forces that protected Yisrael and led the Egyptians to destruction as its written:
“And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these; so that the one came not near the other all the night. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked to the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and brought confusion to the army of the Egyptians,”(20-24:14Ex)
We also see the mystery of the cloud, smoke and fire as Hashem’s force in :
“And I looked, and, behold, a stormy wind came from the north, a great cloud, and a fire flaring up, and a brightness was around it, out of its midst, as the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Also out of its midst came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man. And everyone had four faces, and everyone had four wings.” (Ezek 4-6:1)
This is the Mystery of the Markava (chariot). The deepest of secrets.
Only because of this oneness created through our covenant with Hashem are we compared to the stars through which Hashem guides mazel the providence of creation. So too, each of us continue to take part in the creation which is continual. It is up to us whether Mashiach will come to us because of our great suffering in wars, or He will show his glory miraculously to the world without Yisrael needing to suffer at all.
A way of revealing this oneness revealing the shechinah hastening the Mashiach’s arrival is shown by Melchizedek king of Shalem who brought forth bread and wine and then blessed Avraham in the name of Hashem maker of the Heaven and earth. This is similar to what we do every Shobot when we have bread on our table and we make a blessing on wine in Kidush in the name of Hashem remembering the work of creation. The future is set in motion with Avraham’s decedents promised the land of Israel, and their nature as said before will be a mighty force. While the decedents of Yishmoyal (the Arab states) are given their blessing ” And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him” (16:12). This makes it clear that our Arab neighbors are not a people that Hashem has blessed with the quality of being a cooperative, brotherly, understanding, compassionate people of peace. But their nature is quite the opposite. Violence being a major role of theirs in the world. It is from this understanding that we should deal with them. If he is blessed by Hashem to be a maniac can we hate what Hashem has intended him to be ?. Should we hate the mentally ill if their disposition is violent ?. Or should they be cured of their mental illness. One though should never be fooled by Yishmoyal’s facade it he talks as a peaceful people. It is clear that our Arab neighbors are not people that Hashem has blessed with the quality of being a cooperative, brotherly, understanding, compassionate people of peace. But their nature is quite the opposite. Violence being a major role of theirs in the world. It is from this understanding that we should deal with them. But violence is best avoided we should seek peace first. Violence is only a last resort.
As Hashem said to Avraham ”I will give of you to the nations”. The Hamak Hadavar explains this as meaning that you will be a teacher of wisdom to the nations. Concerning the words ” Kings shall come from you” the Hamak Hadavar explains Kings will come from the decedents of Avraham who will suppress the idolatry of the nations” May we see this completely realized with the arrival of the King know as Mashiach quickly in our days
Filed under: PARSHA NOACH | Tags: covenant (Brit meilah- circumcision), flood, Germany, Germanywho is a Jew, Mashiach, parsha, sexual relations, Terrorist group, the ark, who is a Jew
UPDATED NOV 2016
Towards the end of the Parsha is mentioned the Birth of our father Avraham. Avram’s father Terach was a Idol maker only when he was having relations with his wife, Amtelai Bas Karnevo, during her menstrual period, did the Satan agree to let them give birth to the soul of Avraham. He thought that being born under such impure conditions and in such a family, Avraham would fail his task in this world.
The flood lasted 40 days and 40 nights. The number forty holds special significance in Torah. The sages tell us the planet Venus takes forty days to retrograde from it’s place as evening star into a position of being the morning star. Interestingly, the pre-embryo of an infant according to the Talmud is said to form in the first forty days. (Talmud Bavli, Yevamot 69b), In the Torah the number forty reminds of us of the forty-year journey of the exodus (Numbers 14:33-34). We should also take notice that Moses fasted and communed with G-d for forty days before receiving the Ten Commandments (Exodus 34:28) and again a second time later in the exodus story (Exodus 34:28). The spies scouted out the land for forty days (Numbers 13:25). David and Solomon ruled for forty years each (2 Samuel 5:4, 1 Kings 2:11; 1 Kings 11:42). Goliath taunted Israel for forty days (1 Samuel 17:16), Egypt is prophesied to lay waste for forty years (Ezekiel 29:11-12), God tells Jonah to warn Nineveh they have forty days to repent or face destruction (Jonah 3:4). God gives the land a period of rest for forty years at a times (Judges 3:11; Judges 5:31; Judges 8:28). During the early kingdom the people of Israel did evil and God gave them an advisory in the Philistines to contend with for forty years (Judges 13:1), A mikvah – the ritual immersion pool, needs a minimum of forty seah of water.
What’s the lesson for us today, there won’t be another flood?.
“And the earth was corrupted before Hashem, and the earth was full of violence (chamas – in original Hebrew text).” Rashi says corrupted here refers to sexual transgression. It was because of sexual transgression that Hashem brought the flood, destroying the world. Improper sexual behavior is the opposite of Holiness. Because of this it arrouses the stern judgment of Hashem. This is why Bilam saw to send the gentile women of Midian to go and seduce the Jewish men. By their transgression with the women of Midian Hashem brought a plague killing thousands in Yisrael. The judgement of Hashem was only reversed by Pinchas when he killed Zimri with Cozbi the women of Midian. By this Pinchas was given the ”Brit (covenant) of peace”, Similar to in our parsha as it says ”I will establish my Brit (covenant) with you and all who enter the ark with you.” The word covenant appears 7 times when God makes his covenant with Noah. these allude to the 7 commandments God gave to Noah and all mankind. Called the Noachite Covenant. they correspond to the 7 colors in the rainbow. which was the sign of the covenant god had made with Noah. It is by the fulfillment of these 7 commandments that are inherent in the nature of man that he comes into harmony with god. these are the 7 laws :
These universal commandments are known as the “the seven laws of Noah”.
These 7 laws include :
1.Do not worship Idols
2.Do not use the Name of God in Vain
3.Do not kill
4.Do not act in a sexually immoral manner
5.Do not steal
6.Do not eat the limb of a living animal-no animal cruelty
7.Establish courts of Justice
These seven laws of the Righteous Gentile are similar to the 613 laws of the Torah for the Jew. They have many different levels of understanding and many details of application. Most aspects of the Torah are included within them. The non Jew can Receive his blessing and dwell in the tents of Shem (which became the heritage of the Hebrew people) or he may find himself with Noah’s son Cham (Ham) instead and Cham castrated his father, he is not a nice guy.
Noah used the Name יהו”ה in blessing Shem and the Name Elohem”e in blessing Japheth. Shem (340)= (יהו”ה (26 ) + שד”י (314 . Noah also says, “ Let יהו”ה be the God of Shem,” using the Name יהו”ה .The covenant is the Brit, the Brit is the covenant (Brit meilah- circumcision). Its desecration is desecration of all. This is why sexual transgression is so severe before Hashem. Severe enough to bring the destruction of all flesh, the flood. The Torah commands the death penalty for certain transgressions, but they can only be applied on the testimony of 2 witnesses of the transgression. And only after the 2 witnesses warned the transgressor to refrain from sin, but the transgressor does not accept the rebuke but then does the transgression. Then the witnesses must testify concerning the sin before a court of 72 judges. Only then can the death penalty be applied. This is the process of conviction for murderers, idolatry and all other transgression with the death penalty. To this is one exception. When a Jew has sexual relations with a gentile, its a mitvah to kill them both. No witness or court is required to pass judgment. As Pinchas killed Zimri. This is so, as this transgression is so detestable before Hashem. For this reason we must stand strong concerning the standards of conversion, against the ”new Judaism’s” of conservative and reformed. (These started in Germany before the Holocaust-flood). Like wise the issue of who is a Jew. We must hold by the truth as stated in the Torah and defined in the Gemore. Not being influenced by political concerns as this is foolishness. Not all the Russians brought to Isreal can be called Jewish for the sake of citizenship or marriage. Only those who can prove their Jewish identity. It is from Noach that the earth became divided. The Jews Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov came from Shem. From Noach’s 2 other sons descends the 70 nations of the world, as listed in the Torah. These 70 Nations correspond to to the 70 names of the Nashamot that descended from Yaakov. The descendents of Cannan are cursed and Shem blessed. Becoming the Nation of Yisrael. Concerning who is jewish we must be truthful and recognize the truth of our tradition which has not changed since receiving the Torah at Sinai which is written in the Torah recorded in the Mishna and clarified in the Gemora. As upon these things the ”brit” (covenant) rests, as we see in our parsha. Transgression against these values leads to utter destruction. We see this from our parsha as it is written ”The earth was sexually corrupted before Elohy”m and the earth was full of chamas (violence)”. In this generation we above all are aware of Chamas (Terrorist group). Hashem must save us, as we must guard the brit . To guard the brit we are as Noach in the ark. Protected from the waters of the flood. The destructive forces aroused by the evil deeds of the generation. God commanded Noah to build the Ark, but Noah still had to build it. One needs to take time, effort and cost making their spiritual ark. To do this one must act as a man of faith.
And not as Nimrod who was a “gilgul” (reincarnated) as Nebuchadnezzar. This is why he built a statue in the Dura valley like did Nimrod also did. This statue was around 90 feet high and 9 feet wide (where a cubit is about a foot and a half). As its written :
“ Nebuchadnezzar made a gold statue sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and builded it in the plain of Dura in the country of Babylonia.” (daniel 3)
We also learn from our parsha from The Tower of Babel about the power in numbers. When people gather on a project if enough people are involved Heaven looks down, Lets give God something real good to see. This is a call to all men of faith.
Remember the Ark is where the Torah is kept. The ark of the covenant, this is where we want to be. In the future there will be a new ”ark”, which will be our succah. It will be our Succah which will protect us during the war of Gog and Magog. This Succah is made from our Mitzvot. From the noga (sparks of light) we raise up. It will be made from the skin of the Leviyaton. From the shade of this Succah the righteous will be protected from the heat of the sun which will destroy the wicked, and be healing to the righteous. These things as The Rambam says in Hilchot Malachim are hidden and concealed and the way the way they come about is left to be seen with the arrival of our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days