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Her Throne is blemished by the sins of the Jews, because from there are the souls of the Jews. Because of this, of merit is the person who corrects Her Throne through his prayer and through his “mitzvot”. Since they are from there, the throne is blemished on their account. And the Name י–ה–ו–ה goes away from there because He doesn’t dwell in a blemished place. As it is written, “Any man that has a blemish shall not come close” (Lev. 21:21). So to, where there are blemished souls He does not dwell. (Tikuny Zohar)
Jews were found to be at higher risk of myocardial infractions than Gentiles.
The incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) was found greater among Jews than Catholics.
Ashkenazi Jews have a lifetime CRC (cancer) risk of 9–15%. This elevated CRC risk is similar to that of individuals in the “familial risk” category, and differs strikingly from the 5-6% CRC risk for non-Ashkenazi members of general Western populations.
Ashkenazi Jews may have one of the highest lifetime CRC risks of any ethnic group in the world, a risk that diverges significantly from that of the general population
In general, for American Jews, show excesses in mortality, noted for both sexes, are esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, lymphomas, and leukemia and, in females, the lung and the ovary from the general population. http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/35/11_Part_2/3507.short
Research has found Ashkenazi Jews are two-to-three times more likely to develop colorectal cancer than are members of the general population.http://coloncancer.about.com/od/ethnicityandsocialstatus/a/AshkenJewsAndCC.htm
The Torah speaks of “reward and punishment” on a number of occasions. The blessings and curses are strikingly comprehensive, they leave no aspect of human life and experience unaddressed. Physical health and sustenance, emotional well-being and stability, spiritual satisfaction and fulfillment and every other possible blessing that inspires our earthly existence with worth and meaning, are all presented as the natural outcome of serving God in sincerity. And sickness and poverty, anxiety and fear, alienation and depression and all of the other myriad demons that haunt humanity and crush it with their oppressiveness, are even more prominently highlighted as the inevitable consequences of abandoning God and abrogating His commands.
Here’s an interesting statistic. Bnei Brak,Israel’s most religious city, also has the highest average life expectancy: 81.1 years for women and 77.4 years for men.
What makes that finding even more curious is that Bnei Brak also happens to be Israel’s poorest city, thus confounding the normal correlation between poverty and poor health.
Certainly heightened health consciousness cannot explain the longevity of Bnei Brak residents. Many men still smoke, and a quick glance around the city is sufficient to establish that news of the benefits of exercise and a low-fat diet has not yet reached most of Bnei Brak’s inhabitants.
A growing body of scientific evidence suggests the key to the longevity of Bnei Brak residents may well be their religiosity. Fully three-quarters of the 300 studies to date of the relationship between religious belief and health demonstrate a positive correlation. Various studies have shown that religious belief and regular attendance at religious services are associated with reduced doctors visits, a lower incidence of certain forms of cancer and heart disease, and decreased post-operative mortality and quicker rates of recovery.
Orthodox Jews have lower mortality
rates from cardiovascular problems,
cancer, and all other causes than
nonpracticing, secular Jews.
Belonging to a Jewish orthodox religious community and living the orthodox Jewish lifestyle was found associated with a strong protective health effect not attributable to confounding by sociodemographic factors.
The Low Incidence of Cervical Cancer
in Jewish Women: Has the Puzzle
Finally Been Solved?
The low occurrence of cervical cancer in Jewish women has been variously attributed to traditional habits, to different risk factors, or to genetic factors that provide some degree of resistance or immunity.
Traditional habits Jews around the world practice two distinct traditional habits: the ritual circumcision of males 8 days after birth, and the prohibition by the family purity laws (Niddah) against sexual intercourse both during menses and 7 days after its complete cessation.
Orthodox jews have a lower incidence of malignant melanoma
Several studies in the Jewish population of Israel have pointed to a protective association between religious orthodoxy and coronary heart disease. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/reprint/86/3/341.pdf
Jewish Orthodox religiosity associated with reduced risk for coronary heart disease.
Those living in Israel have the 8th highest life expectancy in the whole world.
The Torah is a covenant, contract and set forth in parsha Ci Tabo are part of its terms. So let us realize by reading the curses, that which has already come upon us, and also remember what GOD did to Pharoe and all his country. The Ramchal teaches the 97 curses in parsha Ci Tabo are contained in 53 verses, corresponding to the 53 parsha of the Torah itself. Alluding to the fact one can lose everything eternal. 53 is the numerical value of ”gan” (garden) referring to Gan Aden (Garden of Eden). These curses allude to the judgment of the World to Come. The first curses (in parsha Bichucoty) are concerning judgments in this world, they are in 32 verses.3 In the world to come one has alot more to lose.
The section of curses in Vayikra (in parsha Bichucoty) may not be broken up when reading in public. They must all be read by one person.
The Gemarah in M’gillah 31b teaches:
“Said Abaye, “For the curses in D’varim a break may be made in when reading……”
It is written :
“ YHVH will not be willing to pardon him, but then the anger of the YHVH and His jealousy shall be kindled against that man, and all the curse that is written in this book shall lie upon him, and YHVH shall blot out his name from under heaven; and YHVH shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that is written in this book of the law.
The God is not kidding !
* Already in the 4th and 5th centuries synagogues were burned by Christians.Number of Jews slain unknown.
* In the middle of the fourth century the first synagogue was destroyed on command of bishop Innocentius of Dertona in Northern Italy. The first synagogue known to have been burned down was near the river Euphrat, on command of the bishop of Kallinikon in the year 388. [DA450]
* 694 17. Council of Toledo: Jews were enslaved, their property confiscated, and their children forcibly baptized. [DA454]
* 1010 The Bishop of Limoges (France) had the cities’ Jews, who would not convert to Christianity, expelled or killed. [DA453]
* 1096 First Crusade: Thousands of Jews slaughtered, maybe 12.000 total. Places: Worms 5/18/1096, Mainz 5/27/1096 (1100 persons), Cologne, Neuss, Altenahr, Wevelinghoven, Xanten, Moers, Dortmund, Kerpen, Trier, Metz, Regensburg, Prag and others (All locations Germany except Metz/France, Prag/Czech) [EJ]
* 1147 Second Crusade: Several hundred Jews were slain in Ham, Sully, Carentan, and Rameru (all locations in France). [WW57]
* 1189/90 Third Crusade: English Jewish communities sacked. [DO40]
* 1235, Fulda/Germany: 34 Jewish men and women slain. [DO41]
* 1257, 1267: Jewish communities of London, Canterbury, Northampton, Lincoln, Cambridge, and others exterminated. [DO41]
* 1290 Bohemia (Poland) allegedly 10,000 Jews killed. [DO41]
* 1337 Starting in Deggendorf/Germany a Jew-killing craze reaches 51 towns in Bavaria, Austria, Poland. [DO41]
* 1348 All Jews of Basel/Switzerland and Strasbourg/France (two thousand) burned. [DO41]
* 1349 In more than 350 towns in Germany all Jews murdered, mostly burned alive (in this one year more Jews were killed than Christians in 200 years of ancient Roman persecution of Christians). [DO42]
* 1389 In Prag 3,000 Jews were slaughtered. [DO42]
* 1391 Seville’s Jews killed (Archbishop Martinez leading). 4,000 were slain, 25,000 sold as slaves. [DA454] Their identification was made easy by the brightly colored ”badges of shame” that all Jews above the age of ten had been forced to wear.
* 1492 In the year Columbus set sail to conquer a New World, more than 150,000 Jews were expelled from Spain, many died on their way: 6/30/1492.
* 1648 Chmielnitzki massacres: In Poland about 200,000 Jews were slain.
(I feel sick …) this goes on and on, century after century, right into the kilns of Auschwitz.
Numerous are the curses which the Torah promises will befall individuals and our nation if we fail to live up to our mission as members of God’s “Chosen nation.”