Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Nishma-Parshah: Pinchus

Take a look at what's on
for Parshat Pinchus

Parsha: Pinchas, "Leadership"
http://nishma-parshah.blogspot.ca/2016/07/parsha-pinchas-leadership.html

H. Of Pinchas, is it the rarest?
http://nishma-parshah.blogspot.ca/2016/07/h-of-pinchas-is-it-rarest.html

 

Michael Jordan Speaks Out‏

From RRW
A friend of mine's son met Michael Jordan at a Make-a-wish foundation‎ dinner. While usually held on Saturday, special accommodations were made for a Non-Shabbat date and for Kosher Food.

Michael was described as a "real mensch"

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Palestinians plan to sue Britain over 1917 Balfour act

From RRW
"Palestinian leaders haven't been interested in peace for some time already," Mr Erdan was quoted as saying by Israel's Haaretz newspaper.

"The only goal is to de-legitimise Israel," he said.

Rabbi Eliyahu: Rabbi Berland must be incarcerated

From RRW

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/215456

Monday, 25 July 2016

How many occupied countries are there in the world today?

From RRW

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100329084548AA50q3f

The "Missing" Link‏

From RRW

Just some rambling musings..

There are many movements today in judaism
O C R
Open Orthodox
Recon
Secularist
You name it

One very powerful group that is nowadays  dead or almost dead is "the Non-Observant Orthodox"

In my parents generation they were common.
They were members of Ortho shuls, many sent their kids to Jewish day schools. They often had Kosher Homes and lit candles Friday Nights. 

Like Theodore Bikel, they didn't always go to shul, but when they did, it was to an Orthodox shul.

They were not interested in Secular Judaism, nor C nor R. They were Traditional in Outlook, and they supported many Jewish causes, EG OU, YU,  Torah Umesorah or Mizrachi, etc.

Many of their kids went to NCSY, etc. Their kids were primed for Kiruv.  

We have almost completely lost that demographic. 

I believe the Eidot Mizrach communities still might have them. They seemed more immune to C and R and secularism and more prone to being Orthodox without necessarily being 100% observant.   

‎I believe their absence is missed because they were like buffers between the Obsercant and the other streams.