30 November 2009

Hannuka is coming

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If you can sing, Please record a video of you singing Maoz Tzur in English.

The full Lyrics are:

Rock of strength! Great Aid of yore! ‘Tis sweet due praise to sing thee;
Rear our House of Prayer once more! Thank-off’rings there we’ll bring thee;
When dread immolation,Checks the foe’s elation,
I’ll complete with paeans meet, the altar’s consecration.

Evils sore my soul oppressed, Grief consumed my vigor;
Bitter bondage life distressed, Thro’ proud Egypt’s rigor;
But, whilst Heaven’s devotion, Led us forth from Goshen,
Pharaoh’s race, Sank apace, Like pebbles in the ocean.

Scarce led unto Hashem’s holy fane, From duty’s path I swerved there,
By harsh oppressor captive ta’en, Because strange gods I served there.
The madd’ning cup I tasted, Till, seventy sad years wasted
In Babylon spent, Zerubabbel, sent, To my deliv’rance, hasted.

To check our growth when Haman sought, Our pine-like stature felling,
In self-laid snare himself was caught, Soon ceased his proud heart’s swelling:
Whilst Israel’s power extended, The foeman’s race was ended,
When kith and kin, Were, for his sin, On gallows-tree suspended,

When Maccabees with Syrian foe,The mastery disputed,
My forts were crushed, my walls laid low,My Temple-oil polluted;
One cruse, to Heaven’s pure nation,Sufficed for dedication;
Whence sages mine Eight days assign, To song and jubilation.

Bare Your holy arm once more, and hasten the End for salvation.
Avenge the vengeance of servants Your, from the wicked nation.
Our salvation’s too long delayed, and there is no end to the evil days
Repel Edom in the shadow deep, and bring seven shepherds without delays.

When the Video is up on YouTube I'll post it here.
Here's the tune in Hebrew:

Here is the tune by Jerry Weil (he's singing a different song in English to the same tune):

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27 November 2009

IDF Women

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24 November 2009

Autumn in Israel

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Fall in Israel brings amazing foliage, breathtaking landscapes, and mild weather.

Images from Yehoshua HaLevy's Golden Light Images

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23 November 2009

MY 600th Post

It's not my blogaversary or anything but this is my 600th post.

Congratulations to me!

My next post will be on whatever you decide.

So leave a comment and let me know what you want me to post about.
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22 November 2009

Burka Barbie

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Coming this holiday season
Burka Barbie

Islamified Barbie is supported by Mattel.

I wonder if Islamic Barbie in a burkha is a positive tribute to muslim tradition or, does it promote the enduring subjugation of women by a repressive misogynistic ideology?

Watch here and see the reaction of women from the middle east.

Leave a comment and let me know what do you think?

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20 November 2009

IDF Women

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18 November 2009

Rockets attack on Southern Israel

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Terrorists from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip region attacked the Western Negev with a rocket of the Kassam type on Wednesday morning. The IDF Homefront Command's early warning system (Color Red) was sounded in the area, giving residents up to 20 seconds to run for cover.

This was the 273rd rocket or mortar attack on the civilian population of southern Israel by Gazan Arab Terrorists, since the end of the Operation Cast Lead last January.

Shrapnel from a rocket riddled a Children Crossing Sign near a School


Previous attacks have been followed by IDF retaliation like in this video.

IDF Targets a Kassam Launch Site
Watch as some of the ordnance cooks off and launches after the initial impact.

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16 November 2009

Yuri Foreman first Israeli boxer to win major title

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Last night, after the Jewish Sabbath ended, Yuri Foreman became the first Israeli boxer to win a major world title.

Foreman, an aspiring rabbi who mixes religious studies with work in the gym, beat Daniel Santos after 12 rounds to claim the WBA super welterweight crown.

Foreman, 29 years old, was born in Belarus but lived in Israel from the ages of 10 to 19, knocked Santos down with a right hand in the final round, but by then the outcome had long since been decided. He won 117-109 on two ringside scorecards and 116-110 on the third, upsetting the odds to bring glory to Israel.

Congratulations to Yuri as he joins the tradition of Jewish Boxing Champions

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13 November 2009

IDF Women

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11 November 2009

Israel's Success, the Interview

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Dan Senor and Saul Singer go beyond stereotypes and beyond the continuing Mideast conflict to analyze this question in their new book, Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

" of the most important is the training and battlefield experience that most Israelis receive in the military. The military is where many Israelis learn to lead and manage people, improvise, become mission-oriented, work in teams, and contribute to their country. They tend to come out of their years of service (three for men, two for women) more mature and directed than their peers in other countries. They learn “the value of five minutes,” as one general told us. They even learn something more uniquely Israeli: to speak up — regardless of ranks and hierarchy — if they think things can be done better."

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09 November 2009

Helping Israel

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I received this message and thought it might be appropriate for my readers

Understand that Israel's enemies are surrounding her with missiles and rockets?

Understand that the terrorists are targeting population centers?

Understand that the next "war" will likely include mass civilian casualties and trauma?

Want to do something about it?

The Israel Emergency Aid Fund is providing prayer, financial support, medical equipment and supplies to first-responders in Israel's north and south in support of programs such as "Israel Life Angels," "Operation Lifeshield" and others who are doing G-d's work by building the necessary infrastructure.

Israel Life Angels, the Emergency First-Responder Volunteer Program and The Israel Emergency Aid Fund are looking for friends with a heart for Israel all over the world.

This website will give you an oversight of the goals and highly qualified personnel involved:

The Israel Emergency Aid Fund representative plans to be in the United States during early December to meet with Christian friends with a heart for Israel and begin the process of recruiting volunteers to come and assist Israel's civil society during times of crisis.

We would like to have Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremonies in as many communities as might be arranged during a short trip, and to spread the word and ask special communities to join us in doing the Lord's work:

We are looking for communities with a heart for Israel who are willing to create a full-fledged relationship with us:

  • Physical: Volunteers (firefighters, clowns, musicians, welders, general task)
  • Spiritual: Prayer for specific first-responders and their families
  • Educational: Updates from the field about Israel, the ME and the first-responder's lives
  • Commercial: Purchase of particular Made in Israel products in a one-off design
  • Financial: Offerings for first responder equipment and active duty fire-fighters

If possible, we would like your help, involvement and advise in the development of this important new program in your community.

With the abundant blessings of Jerusalem,

Adi Zahavi
Israel Life Angels
Israel Emergency Aid Fund

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