Sunday, July 31, 2011

May HaShem Bless, Guide and Protect the IDF

Jewish Pride

These are OUR Heroes!

Note: The music on the following otherwise excellent video is hideous. The text is written and can be read with your speakers muted.

Crash Course in Islam & Arab Lies

Long Live Israel!

May HaShem Soon Restore What Evil Men Have Stolen!




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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Zombies? In Oroville! Such a Day!

Shabbat Service July 29, 2011

Was Friday July 29th weird where you are?

It sure was here!
We got up a bit early and made our way into the big city... well OK... into Oroville. But hey, when you live on the side of a butte surrounded by pot fields even Oroville (population 14,660)
can seem big...

Anyway....Going down the freeway something felt wrong. When people passed us they looked somehow... not there, like their bodies had forgotten to wake up their souls. We tended to our business, piece of pie, everything was good and successful. Then we decided to stop at Wallmart real quick (I know we're all supposed to be boycotting them... but who really is?). In the parking lot we were nearly hit several times. People were backing out of spaces without looking, cutting across the lanes, going the wrong way on one way lanes...And in the store... nothing was really "wrong" but.... nothing was right either. It just felt creepy.

So we headed up to our second appointment 20 miles north to meet a friend. We were helping him with something but when we got there no one was home, even though we had arranged the meeting just the night before. We go to his front door, knocked... and the door opened! He NEVER leaves his door unlocked let alone open. I looked out toward the street and an elderly woman was raking a leafless lawn and staring at us. It felt like Castle Rock! We went into the house to make sure everything was OK. No one was home and everything seemed normal. We wrote a quick note and left.

Driving away there was that same ominous sense of not-rightness. This wasn't Mr. Rodger's neighborhood ("wont you be my neighbor") this was more like Steven King's neighborhood ("won't you be my ghoul!").

We hadn't found what we wanted at Walmart so we stopped at K-Mart in Paradise (can you believe Sears is now part of KMart! Wouldn't Mr. Roebuck be proud!). Good news, Kmart had what we wanted.

All of a sudden we (Hakham Ahuva and I) were absolutely famished (which was odd, neither of us usually eat much in the mornings but we were both so hungry we would have eaten almost anything --- almost ....).

This Kmart has a Little Caesar's restaurant in one corner (now that I think of it that's interesting too! Ceaser's on a day like this...). Turning right beside a display case of ghastly clothing for the restaurant there was the friend we were supposed meet! But he was in a wheel chair and looking as sickly as I'd ever seen him. After a very brief conversion he suggested the Nathan (kosher) hotdog special , asked us to come back to his house and rolled unceremoniously away. Again, not wrong, just weird.

The woman behind the counter had a blank yet harried expression on her face. Hakham Ahuva asked for the Crazy Bread and the woman stared at her blankly. Ahuva told her again what she'd like and the cashier said, "I wonder what that costs" in a deadpan voice and almost staggered out from behind the counter to look at the display sign. I wont bore you with the details of our fruitless attempt to be fed, but none of the three women working there had any idea how much anything cost, what the difference was between the regular nachos and the supreme nachos
(which I was considering), nor apparently how to cook anything being sold at Little Caesar's. Par the course this day... but odd all the same.

It literally took the woman at the cash register ten minutes, I am not exaggerating, to enter our order into the computer. Meanwhile behind us customers came, paused and left as they saw the absolute incompetence of the staff. It was as if they were ... dare I saw it... zombies. that was the sense. The lights were on, dimly at least, but no one was home.

At one point Ahuva suggested the cook might want to go ahead and get started on her order while the cashier struggled with pushing the number buttons, but the "cook" barked, "Sometimes employees do bad things, things we can't ignore and when that kind of thing happens we in management have to step in and replace them (the emphasis she placed on
"replace them" was another tip of the hat Steven Kings -- of maybe Dean Koons). Management had replaced them which, presumably, was a good thing... except that... the replacements were utterly untrained for their tasks!

I whispered to Ahuva that perhaps we should go elsewhere but she, a kind hearted and patient soul... and a person keenly aware of the absolute weirdness of this day thus far... shook her head. "No, we should give these women a chance." Surely they were doing their best --- insert rude comment here --- so we waited, and again explained that Crazy Bread and Crazy Sauce really do go well together and that since the bread cost $2.00 and the sauce $1.50 perhaps she might consider just adding the two figures together -- since she couldn't find the combo button on her register (she nodded at the suggestion and said under her breath that's $2.00 plus $1.50 = $4.50 (no dear... it equals 3.50)....

So finally the untrained cashier, manager, mathematician asks, "Would you like to sign up for the K-Mart Club and save money on your next purchase?" Her zombied countenance suddenly shifted to that of a Stepford Wife and her former gray countenance became positively aglow! For a few seconds.

Instinctively we both took a step back.

Yet our ever patient Hakham Ahuva paused and replied completely deadpan, "No thank you. But I would like my food if you think that's possible!"

"Huh? Oh sure..." she murmured..

So now the cashier cum coupon seller cum rain (wo)man called out in her best greasy spoon accent: "Crazy Bread, Crazy Sauce and..."

At that the oh so charming cook said, "I don't know how to make Crazy Bread, let me check the book..."

At that I figured we had three viable choices:
1. We could rush off to the Goth section (this Kmart actually had one!), grab an upside-down crucifix and put the zombie out of her (and our) misery
2. We could fall to the floor in hysterics, while asking where the Candid Camera was hidden (you'll understand if you're over 30)
3. We could quietly back away and leave -- hoping that nothing undead emerged by the back room to block our departure.

We left....

We went back to our friend's house, had a nice visit, did what we needed to do, and then drove back to Oroville -- noting every few miles how amazingly badly many of the people (if that's what they were muhahah) were driving (it was like driving in downtown Berkley or DC only in slow motion! ... cars were swerving across the lanes, double and triple parking for no apparent reason, passing when it was not safe to do so...and always VERY painfully slowly....

Needless to say we took extra care, finished our business with about 2 hours to get home for Shabbat. Easy as pie....

But as we drove along highway 70 and back into the buttes we came around a curve and then upon a short line of cars. A policemen, dripping sweat in 109 degree temperature, was going car to car with unwelcome news and turning everyone back. I rolled down my window.

"What's up?"
"Where you heading?"
"Yankee Hill."
"Can't get there from here."
"Nope, been a wreck. Bodies strewed all over the highway up there. Road's closed from Penz to Cherokee."

Checking for alternative routes we realized there was no way we could home in time for the broadcast of our Shabbat service. We'd have to drive all the way around the lake (and its a big lake!). The way things were going we figured Bigfoot or one of his buds would probably step out of the woods on that remote route and pounce on us... not really... but today I would not have been that surprised had that happened!

So... since we had our laptops and MacDonald's offers free WIFI now I figured I could broadcast an abbreviated Shabbat service from there... might be interesting.

As we pulled into the parking lot an SUV was straddling two of concrete parking lot dividers and rocking back and forth. As we -- and an interesting looking homeless guy in his early 70's I'd guess, sitting on the curb sipping a coke and munching fries -- watched the SUV it suddenly roared and jerked with a mighty bolt over the curbing and drove away. Where its rear tire had been a large broken hole in the blacktop remained. We pondered whether the hole could have been caused by the SUV and decided that this day... yeah, probably was...

We also kept tract of the Highway Patrol report on the Net and eventually discovered that one person had died in what was apparently a pretty serious accident... the cop had surely exaggerated about the strewn bodies... but given the day and the zombies that were driving all over town it seem plausible enough that highway 70 might be strewn with corpses and that those might be reanimated... The ride home might be interesting....

So, we hurried back home uneventfully -- none of the Undead barring our way -- and get here with ten minutes to spare. I quickly set up the camera, did my sound check etc. and at 8:01, just a minute late, I clicked the broadcast button to go live...

And... well, its not that nothing happened... something happened. Its not that we didn't have internet access, the connection was weak but strong enough... But when I clicked "Broadcast" the button greyed out but did not give a fail to connect not the connected display, but nothing happened. Same with the record button... But the main screen said "Connected." I looked for the live feed at nada. I restarted, tried a couple of times and decided to just record the audio (which you can hear above).

After the broadcast I came inside to upload the audio to my website and thought, I wonder... so I tried the broadcast live button... and of course it worked fine...

So wonders of wonders... only a couple of minutes uploaded to my website even though the whole service did record. I gave up and went to sleep (I need my beauty sleep!).

Oy!!! Such a day!

This morning I tried again and everything is completely as its supposed to be.

So... here (I hope!) is the audio of last night's Shabbat service from Beth Yachad and Temple Beth HaShem.

No Virginia, there were no real zombies in Oroville... but SOMETHING was really off!

Shabbat Shalom!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Look on the Bright Side... Drybones

I love these...

the Bright Side

Vietnam, Afghanistan, America, War, Taliban, Libya,   : Dry Bones cartoon.
Nobody Loves US
Everybody Hates US
We Might As Well Go Eat Worms...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Israel Is Preparing For All-Out War! PRAY

From Mike Evans the founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Team

Dear Yochanan,

I was just informed by a high-level source in Jerusalem that the nation of Israel is preparing for war. The belief is that once the UN vote on a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital city takes place, war will break out. Israel is preparing to be attacked by its neighbors--not only the Palestinian terrorists of Hamas and Fatah, but Hezbollah, armed and funded by Syria and Lebanon, and perhaps even troops from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Iran as well.

My source also said that public support expressed by the Arab League for UN recognition of Palestine poses a grave risk because of the leverage of the oil nations over Europe. Europe imports most of its oil, and in addition, the vast oil wealth of the Arab Gulf states is coveted by the European Union to help them survive their current financial crisis. The threat Israel faces is not just a meaningless UN vote; it is a life and death struggle for survival...and Israel's enemies are focused and fully committed to their evil plan.

We have produced a major TV documentary revealing the origins and goals of the plan to divide Jerusalem and curse Israel. There is no time to waste. We must sound the alarm and warn Believers across America of what is going on before it is too late. We need to raise $250,000 immediately for this urgent project. I would like to thank the 575 loving Jerusalem Prayer Team members who have already given $40,000 toward this goal.

Last week a generous Jerusalem Prayer Team member offered to match the first $50,000 we raise for this project. He is so incensed by the actions of the Obama Administration in cursing Israel that he called me and increased his pledge. He will now match every gift up to $125,000 for July. We only have 16 days left to match this gift to bless Israel! Will you join with us in standing for Israel today?


The only book on the subject of the Obama Administration's plan to curse Israel is my book "Cursed" and the only television special with this information is "Save Jerusalem." I am going to step out in faith and air the special everywhere possible in the U.S. this month. We must tell the truth; it will set us free. We must awaken millions of God-fearing Americans to pray and speak up to stop this evil before it is too late.

Your support is urgently needed today! We must not allow the enemies of Israel to win this battle.

When you send your gift of $30 or more, we will send you a copy of "Cursed." This powerful book explains what is behind the plot to divide Jerusalem and curse Israel. If you already have a copy of "Cursed," you can get one to share with your pastor, a Christian friend or a family member. If you are able to send a gift of $80 or more, we will send you an autographed hardback copy. And if you can send $150 or more, we will send you this special Jewish prayer shawl designed especially for members of the Jerusalem Prayer Team in addition to the autographed hardback copy of "Cursed." Remember that your gift today will be doubled to allow us to reach even more people with the trumpet of warning.

Your support of the Jerusalem Prayer Team makes it possible for us to continue to stand for Israel on the world stage, to rally believers across the globe to join in fervent intercession for Israel and to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of the Chosen People. Thank you so much for being part of the team.

Barukh atah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam, ozier Yisrael bigvurah.

Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe, who girds Israel with might.

Your ambassador to Jerusalem,

Dr. Michael Evans

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ever Again ..... Dry Bones

Ever Again

Passover, Pessach, Haggadah, antisemitism,  : Dry Bones cartoon.
Stand With Israel!
Stand Against God!

You Decide!

The US Government is now siding with the enemies of God's people

US Junta Now Officially recognizes al Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood)

Note: The author of this piece is a so-called Moderate, Secular Muslim. Such people are not actually Muslims according to al Qu'ran, al Hadith, al Sunna, nor the vast majority of Muslim imams and pundits today nor in the past. "Islam" means Submission and only those completely "submitted" to the barbaric tenants of Islam are truly Muslim. So called "moderate Muslims" are always either "non-practicing" (in which case they are no longer Muslims) or they are practicing taquiyya (Sharia justifiable deception) intended to lull the populace for the planned takeover. American Muslims fall into both categories.

Also note that much of the author's rejection of al Ikhwan's covert participation in the overthrow of the various Mideastern countries now falling is incorrect and reveals the author's lack of understanding of the current and intended operations of al Ikhwan. Al Ikhwan, including the al Ikhwan covert operative Hussein Obama, are moving fast to take over the world.

Nonetheless... this piece is an eye-opener.

Excerpt: Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the Obama administration is open to dialogue with the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

"Obama Undermining Moderate Muslims"- writes Khaled abu Toameh

Posted: 05 Jul 2011 06:06 PM PDT

by Khaled abu Toameh in Hudson - New York

The United States administration's recent decision to establish contacts with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood organization is a severe blow to moderate, secular Muslims who are trying to achieve democracy and prosperity in their countries.

The U.S. announcement will only undermine the so-called "Facebook Uprising" that has been sweeping the Arab and Muslim world in the past few months.

This is an uprising spearheaded by secular Muslims who have, until now, succeeded in marginalizing Islamic fundamentalist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Brotherhood did not play any role in toppling the regimes in Tunisia and Egypt. Nor does the organization seem to have any significant role in the anti-government uprisings in Yemen, Syria and Libya.

But the Obama administration's decision to engage the Muslim Brotherhood will pump life into the organization and bolster its supporters in the rest of the Arab and Muslim countries.

Moreover, the decision sends a message to radical Muslims that they are marching in the right direction and it is only a matter of time before the rest of the world, including the Leader of the Free World, recognizes them as legitimate players.

Those who want to conduct dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood are also endorsing the organization's political and religious allies, including Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hizbullah.

These organizations seek to impose strict Islamic teachings and laws on all Muslims and Arabs. Their common goal is to take the Arabs and Muslims several centuries back.

Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the Obama administration is open to dialogue with the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Brotherhood, for its part, has, of course, welcomed that decision, expressing hope that Washington has "revised its previous policies and decided to side with the rights of the people and their demands to stop supporting the corrupt and tyrannical regimes, backing the Zionist occupation and using double standards."

If the Obama administration is going to talk to the Muslim Brotherhood, there is no reason why it should not also launch dialogue with Hamas, the Taliban, Hizbullah and even al-Qaeda. Engaging Muslim extremists, without demanding that they abandon their dangerous policies and violence, is a huge mistake.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Friday, July 01, 2011

Join Our Beth HaTikvah Shul For Their First Online Shabbat Service Tonight!

Mazel Tov and blessings to Messianic Hakham Yochanan ben Zalman and the good folks of Beth HaTikvah on their first online Shabbat Service

TONIGHT at 8 PM Eastern

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Shabbat Service at Messianic Temple Beth HaTikva: Yardley PA


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