Friday, October 7, 2011

Obama plays the 'BLAME GAME" .. (AGAIN!)

Obama Blames Bush, Japanese Tsunami, Arab Spring, Gas Prices And Europe For Horrible Economy

Obama once again blamed Bush, the Tsunami, the Arab Spring, Gas prices, and Europe for the horrible economy.
The real blame should be at him.
CNN reported:
President Barack Obama urged Congress to act on his jobs plan Thursday, saying it was needed to protect the United States from another economic downturn.

Obama acknowledged that “there is no doubt” that economic growth has slowed and that the economy is “weaker now than it was at the beginning of the year,” when people were more optimistic.

The Japanese tsunami; the Arab Spring, which drove up gas prices; and economic problems in Europe have caused concerns, he added.

“And we did not help in Washington with the debt ceiling debacle,” he said.

Obama said many of the problems the economy faces predate the financial crisis, as middle-class families have seen their wages and incomes remain flat despite rising costs.
“So folks have been struggling not just for the last three years. They’ve been struggling for over a decade,” he said. “We have to take action that is big enough to meet the moment.”


Obama vs Belushi on US Downgrade VIDEO added by Bee Sting.  

Since Obama can't stop playing the "Blame Game", the GOP might consider playing this video throughout the campaign as one of the top 10 reasons for making making sure Obama is a "ONE TERM" president.  I suspect he was never taught, or learned, to take responsibility for his own actions. 
Here's another "Blame Game" video (as long as he remains president, the president will not run out of people and national disasters to blame, and Americans won't run out of material to post on videos:

Congresman Calls For Resignation Of Eric Holder

Congresman Calls For Resignation Of Eric Holder Over Botched Operation Fast & Furious

Operation Fast & Furious has resulted in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry, and ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata.
Blood is on Eric Holder’s hands…
Congressman Raul Labrador is now calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over the botched Operation Fast & Furious.
The DC reported:
Rep. Raul Labrador, an Idaho Republican, called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign Thursday, after “Operation Fast and Furious” documents surfaced showing he knew about the scandal and its intricate details.

“I first learned about Fast and Furious early this year from several of my constituents,” Labrador said in a release. “I then asked Chairman Issa to hold hearings on the topic. As I attended the hearings and reviewed the evidence, I was careful to not jump to any conclusions about the extent of Mr. Holder’s involvement. However, the recently published documents that directly link Mr. Holder to Fast and Furious have convinced me that he is either lying or grossly incompetent.”

The new documents directly contradict Holder’s May 3 congressional testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. It is also at odds with what the U.S. Department of Justice has publicly claimed since some documents surfaced earlier this week showing that Holder was briefed on the controversial gun-walking program.

House Oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has already said that Holder is either incompetent as a leader, or has deliberately deceived Congress while under oath.

When that first round of documents emerged this week, Justice Department officials almost immediately claimed Holder misunderstood questions from Issa and Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz at the May 3 hearing during which Holder said he had only known about “Fast and Furious” for a few weeks.

CBS News reported after those documents came out, however, that the DOJ claimed Holder did know about Fast and Furious, but was unaware of its specific details.

On Tuesday, Rep. Chaffetz told TheDC that the DOJ’s response won’t “hold any water,” since Holder had several chances during the hearing — and has had many more since — to clarify or correct his testimony to ensure its accuracy.

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who led the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious with Issa, said these new documents prove Holder knew the details of the operation and debunk the DOJ’s latest explanation.

Yom Kippur: Israel Stops and Reflects

Yom Kippur – the solemn Day of Atonement-begins Friday night. The Yom Kippur War broke out in 1973 during prayers.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 10/7/2011, 1:08 PM - Israel National News
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
The highest of the High Holidays – Yom Kippur – is to begin on Friday night, and Jews around the world are completing their last preparations for the solemn day that ends the Ten Days of Penitence.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a Divinely-designated day that the Torah explains “will atone for you [plural] to purify you from all your sins before G-d.” Such atonement, however, must generally be accompanied by teshuvah, a process that must include introspection, admission of sins, remorse, and a commitment not to repeat them.
One must also appease and ask forgiveness from those he has harmed or insulted over the year.

Many people visit the graves of their parents on the days before Yom Kippur, in preparation for the Yizkor service memorializing lost parents which is said during the fast.

The prayers for Yom Kippur, which begin with the Kol Nidre prayer said at night, then take up most of the day, are replete with the various concepts of teshuvah, as well as acknowledgement of G-d’s goodness in affording mortals this opportunity to exonerate and improve themselves. One of the dramatic prayers is a review of the High Priest's preparations and one time yearly entering the Holy of Holies in the Temple, during which the each member of the congregation prostrates himself before G-d. There is also a piyyut, liturgical poem, recalling the ten martyrs killed by the Romans, one of whom was Rabbi Akiva.

The fast begins just before sundown on Friday night, and ends some 25 hours later, after the special Ne’ilah (locking, signifying that the gates of heaven are to be locked at the end of the fast) prayer, said standing. At the prayer's end, the Shma Yisrael - Hear O Israel the Lord our G-d, the Lord is One - is recited aloud by the entire congregation, followed by another two verses, including sevenfold loud repetition of the words "G-d is the Lord". 

The end of the fast is signalled by a dramatic, lone shofar-blast and the immediate singing of "Next year in rebuilt Jerusalem".  In many Israeli synagogues, this is a signal for joyous dancing as the fast's end signals a lightening of spirits.

In addition to eating and drinking, also forbidden on this day are wearing leather shoes, washing up, make-up and perfumes, and marital relations.

The prohibitions notwithstanding, the day is considered a festive day, in that we celebrate G-d’s beneficence in going against natural law and allowing us to revoke and nullify our misdeeds. It is also a “day of friendship and love," according to the prayer liturgy.

The day before Yom Kippur, the 9th of the Jewish month of Tishrei, is also considered a special day, and we are required to eat and drink even more than we normally do. "Whoever eats and drinks on the 9th,” the Talmud states enigmatically, “is as [meritorious as] if he had fasted on both the 9th and the 10th." The custom of kaparot is done on the 9th.

The State of Israel is essentially closed down on Yom Kippur, with no public transportation or electronic broadcasts, and practically no open stores or services. Bicycling on main roads and city streets has become a popular pastime on the holy day, to the dismay of many, as there is no traffic to be seen, but the Tel Aviv municipality has decided to close the rental facilities over the fast.

Even more prevalent on this day are prayer services. Organizations make arrangements for secular-friendly prayer services around the country, which have become extremely popular and well-attended in recent years.

Israelis who are old enough to remember Yom Kippur 1973, recall how people were shocked to see cars driving down the streets in the early afternoon. They were rounding up soldiers  as the Yom Kippur War had broken out during the day - almost all of the soldiers, religious and secular, were at their local synagogues and army cars went from synagogue to synagogue with lists, while sirens wailed shortly afterwards in Jerusalem and worshipers raced to shelters, 

Memorial services for the war's fallen soldiers will be held on Sunday.

For more information on Yom Kippur, click here
May we and all Israel be inscribed for a happy, healthy and blessed new year.
Parts of this article were written by Arutz Sheva's veteran former staff member Hillel Fendel.

Video: Jews Shout Out to G-d at the Western Wall

Selichot at the Kotel (Western Wall) – Thursday morning, October 6, 1:00 am.  Photo by Reb Gutman Locks.

Tzfat's Rabbi, Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, led a special Selichot service in the Western Wall. "We're praying to G-d by shouting out to him."
By Elad Benari & Hezki Ezra
First Publish: 10/7/2011, 9:56 AM
During the Ten Days of Repentance, the period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, thousands of Jews traditionally visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem for Selichot (penitential prayers).

A special prayer service was at the Wall held this week, advertised in posters throughout the city of Jerusalem, attended by people from all over the country. It was led by the Rabbi of the city of Tzfat, Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, the son of the late Sephardic Chief Rabbi, Rav Mordechai Eliyahu.

The sound of the shofar was not heard during this particular service; rather, Rav Eliyahu asked the participants to cry out together to G-d instead because of the many difficulties besetting the Jewish people and the state of Israel at the start of this new year.

“We’re lifting our voices to G-d,” Rav Eliyahu explained. “We’re shouting out to him like a baby shouting out to his father. When a baby cries, his father understands him. His mother understands him. This how we shout out to G-d. Without talking.”

“We pray to G-d that the prayer will not just take place here at  the Kotel [Western Wall, ed.] but in the actual Holy Temple, on the Temple Mount,” added Rav Eliyahu. “May it be rebuilt quickly and in our time. Amen.”

The rabbi also had a blessing for the people of Israel on the occasion of the new year.

“We want to wish everyone the strength of happiness, the strength of blessing. Chatima Tova to the entire people of Israel. May they be inscribed in the book of redemption, in the book of righteousness, in the book of blessing and good living.”

Yom Kippur War Implications

Drawing of an IAF F-4E killing a tank during the Yom Kippur War

The Yom Kippur War led to a fragile but lasting peace between Israel and Egypt.

In the following piece, the author analyzes the ramifications of the 1973 Yom Kippur War and offers his opinions, some of which are likely to be controversial, on the effect the war had on Israel and Egypt. Reprinted with permission from The Yom Kippur War: The Epic That Transformed the Middle East (Schocken Books).
The Yom Kippur War marked a major turning in the Israel-Arab confrontation. By restoring pride to Egypt and a sense of proportion to Israel, it opened the way to the Camp David peace agreement in 1979Fifteen years later, Israel signed a peace agreement with Jordan. In the ensuing years, the Jewish state would weave discreet economic and political ties with other Arab countries, from Morocco to the Gulf states, as demonization [of Israel by the Arab states] began to give way to realpolitik.
The possibility of renewed war in the Middle East would remain ever present, particularly when the unresolved Palestinian issue inflamed passions. But the Yom Kippur War, despite its disastrous opening for Israel, had enhanced its military deterrence, not diminished it.
yom kippur war tank
Photo courtesy of 
the Egged History Archive-via PikiWiki.
It is hard to imagine a more propitious opening hand than the one Egypt and Syria dealt themselves in October 1973--achieving strategic and tactical surprise in a two-front war, fought according to plans they had rehearsed for years, and supported by a superpower [the Soviet Union]. Yet the war ended with the Israeli army on the roads to Cairo and Damascus. The chances of Israel ever permitting itself to be surprised like that again would appear unlikely. Israel too had been taught  a painful lesson about the limitations of power and the danger of arrogance.

Hope in the Foxhole

Even before the shooting had completely stopped, there were glimmers of recognition in both camps of the human face in the foxhole opposite.
Amir Yoffe's battalion, positioned on the edge of Suez City, exchanged heavy fire with Egyptian troops despite the cease-fire until a U.N. contingent arrived on Sunday, October 28to insert itself between the two forces. As the blue-helmeted peacekeepers deployed, soldiers on both sides raised their heads above their firing positions and looked across at the men they had just been shooting at. The Egyptians were the first to react. Passing through the U.N. force, they reached an Israeli armored infantry company.
The company commander radioed Yoffe to report his position being inundated by Egyptian soldiers. "Take them prisoner," said Yoffe, assuming that was the reason they had come over.
"They don't want to surrender," said the company commander. "They want to shake hands." Some of the Egyptians kissed the Israeli soldiers they had been firing at a few minutes before. Angry shouts from Egyptian officers brought their men back.
When an army entertainment troupe performed for Yoffe's battalion a few days later, the songs included one written after the Six Day War mocking Egyptian soldiers who fled the battlefield, leaving behind their boots in the sand. Soldiers went up to the performers afterwards and suggested that they drop that song from their repertoire After three weeks of grueling battle, such easy derision of the enemy was jarring.

Predictions of Peace

The most striking fraternization occurred at the opposite end of the line, near Ismailiya. The morning after the first cease-fire went into effect, Capt. Gideon Shamir was deploying his paratroop company along a spur of the Sweetwater Canal when he saw Egyptian commandos encamped in an orchard 100 yards away. They were apparently part of the unit with which he had clashed the previous night. The cease-fire was already being violated elsewhere along the line, but Shamir, from a religious kibbutz [communal settlement] in the Beisan Valley, wanted to ensure that there would be no more killing in his sector.
Telling his men to cover him, and taking a soldier who spoke Arabic, he descended into an empty irrigation ditch leading towards the orchard. Shamir shouted to the Egyptians as he approached--"Cease-fire, peace"--so as not to take them by surprise. The ditch provided ready cover if needed. The Egyptians, about 20 of them, held their fire as the two Israelis presented themselves.
The commandos summoned their company commander, introduced himself as Major Ali. Shamir told the Egyptian officer that he wanted to avoid shooting. The war was over, he said, and it would be fool­ish for anyone on either side to be hurt. Ali agreed. He surprised Shamir by saying he believed that Sadat wanted not just a cease-fire but peace with Israel.
In the coming days, soldiers from both sides ventured out into the clearing between the two positions and fraternized. When shooting broke out in adjacent sectors, they hurried back to their respective lines. Initially, when there was shooting at night, the Egyptians fired at Shamir's positions, although they did not do so by day. The paratroopers held their fire, and after a few nights the Egyptians opposite no longer fired either.
Before long, the commandos and paratroopers were meeting daily to brew up coffee and play backgammon. Soccer games followed. The men came to know each  other's first names and showed off pictures of wives and girlfriends. There was an occasional kumsitz, with the Egyptians slaughtering a sheep and Shamir's men contributing food parcels from home.
Word of the local armistice quickly spread and similar arrangements were forged in other sectors. Even Ariel Sharon [an Israeli general at the time] visited to see what was going on. At one point, Ali told Shamir he had permission from his superiors to take him on a visit to Cairo. However, Israeli intelligence officers, fearful that their with h Egyptian counterparts intended to get information from him, ruled itout. The Israeli intelligence officers, for their part, tried to ascertain from Ali, through Shamir, the fate of Israeli pilots shot down in the area, but without success.
In a discussion between Shamir and Ali that the Israeli officer transcribed immediately afterwards, Shamir asked about an editorial in a newspaper asserting that Egypt would never recognize Israel. The editorial had been reported on the radio
"That's just propaganda," said the commando major. "The truth is that we want peace and that we're moving towards it."
"Why doesn't [Egyptian President Anwar] Sadat say so?" asked Shamir.
"Sadat can't say so explicitly. He's a new leader, and although some of the intelligentsia support him, his problem is to win the support of the common people, who are still hypnotized by the figure of Nasser [the previous Egyptian leader]."
A year before, said Ali, he had participated in a meeting of officers with Sadat. Ali was then a captain and the lowest-ranking officer present. "Sadat said that we have to concern ourselves with Egypt's internal development and that if Israel would only show serious intentions of withdrawing from Sinai he would talk with it."
Matters had to progress in stages, said Ali. "First, the war has to stop. After a year or two we will travel to Tel Aviv and you to Cairo." According to what the Egyptian soldiers told their Israeli counterparts, Ali's uncle was a very senior officer.

The Seeds of Peace

The day after the disengagement agreement was signed, Ali brought his battalion commander as well as a colonel whose branch was not made clear. They wanted to hear from the Israeli captain what he thought about the agreement, evidently to probe at field level the seriousness of Israel's declarations. They seemed satisfied by Shamir's assurances that Israel really intended to pull back. Before departing, the Egyptian officers said they hoped that relations between the two countries would come to emulate the relations between Shamir's and Ali's men.
The Egyptian commandos and the Israeli paratroopers were at the spearheads of their respective armies. That these motivated fighters, left to themselves, chose at first opportunity to lay aside their weapons and break bread together on the battlefield said something about what the war had wrought.
After the 1967 war, Egypt perceived that its honor could be retrieved only in a renewed war, while Israel, certain of victory, was not overly intimidated by the prospect. In 1973,both sides emerged from the confrontation with honor intact and a desire not to taste of war again.
The Yom Kippur War had begun with a surprise attack, but history, that master of paradox, provided an even more surprising ending, one that left behind on the furrowed battlefield the seeds of peace, however fragile. Not even Sadat, dreaming under his tree in Mit Abul-kum, had conjured up a vision as surrealistic as his journey to Jerusalem [which led to the Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt].
For Egypt, the war was a towering accomplishment. For Israel, it was an existential earthquake, but one whose repercussions were ultimately healthier than those of the Six Day War. The trauma of the war's opening was not a nightmare to be suppressed but a national memory to be perpetuated, a standing reminder of the consequences of shallow thinking and arrogance. Israel's battlefield recovery, in turn, reflected a society with a will to live and a capacity to improvise amidst chaos. Israel would bear its scars but itwould e sustained by the memory of how, in its darkest hour, its young men bunted the nation's crumbling ramparts and held.
Abraham Rabinovich
Abraham Rabinovich is a journalist in Israel. He covered the Yom Kippur War for The Jerusalem Post.

Military photos of Yom Kippur war: The Heart of the Jewish People

Yom Kippur - Thousands of Jews praying at the Kotel/Western Wall
NOTE: (IE-Internet Explorer appears to be the best way to view live cameras from the Kotel.  My Google Chrome does not open up to view and not certain about other browsers.  I watch using IE)

Ofra Haza - Tfila (Prayer - English Subtitles)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yom Kippur prayers

Yom Kippur - Western Wall at dawn


By: David M. Weinberg
Oct 5, 2011
Prayer notes...Take a moment to read the text of the evocative eleventh-hour Day of Atonement prayer proffered by the High Priest in the Temple in Jerusalem (found in all standard Yom Kippur prayer books). It is called Yehi Ratzon, “May it be Your Will, O Lord…”, and here is my contemporary interpretation of this prayer.
“That this be a year in which You open before us Your storehouses of beneficence and excellence.” In our days, we cry-out for quality spiritual leadership. Pray for far-sighted leaders, with perhaps a little Divine guidance, who can inspire the confidence and repentance of the people of Zion.
“That this be a year of gathering in Your Temple.” Pray that Wakf malevolence and our government’s gross malfeasance do not bring down the fragmenting walls of the Temple Mount. Pray that we find the national backbone to reassert our sovereignty on the Holy Mount in the face of increasingly flagrant and destructive Palestinian encroachment – despite the international condemnation that is sure to ensue, whatever we do.
“That this be a year of atonement for our sins.” Like the sin of providing arms to the Palestinian Authority or the sin of continuing to fund the PA even as it launches diplomatic war against Israel.
“That this be a year in which You bless the fruit of our wombs.” Time to encourage a return to larger families, through truly-subsidized education and cheap housing and other tangible socio-economic incentives. What can Trachtenberg add to this effort?
“That this be a year in which you bless our comings and goings.” Which means praying that Israeli residents of Judea and Samaria manage to make it to work and back home safely every day this year. That the IDF be given the freedom to operate extensively enough to guarantee that Yesha residents do not become sitting ducks to picked-off one-by-one by Abbas’ policemen or Hamas gangs.
“That this be a year of salvation for our community… May Your mercy overflow upon us.” May God grant Barack H. Obama the determination to sweep-away Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his menacing regime, without the military operation incurring severe costs to us, or undue losses to US forces. May He protect us from mega- and mini-terrorism alike. May He calm the rising tide of anti-Semitism that threatens to engulf the Jews of the Diaspora.
“That this be a year in which You will carry us up to the Land of Israel, in joy, settling-in forever.” Keep those American, Canadian, and French immigrants coming! Expand and strengthen settlements, especially in areas of national consensus like the Jordan Valley, around Greater Jerusalem, along the mountain ridge overlooking Gush Dan — and in the Galilee and Negev too.
“That this be a year in which the People of Israel not be dependent on other nations.” Protect us from the global riff-raff and their corrupted international institutions, such as the UN, the UN Human Rights Commission, the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice – that would try our leaders for “war crimes,” boycott our academics, and impose sanctions on our trade. Give us wise world leaders with clarity of thought, like Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who understand the challenges of our times and appreciate Israel’s heroic struggle.
“That this be a year of good life before You.” Pray that we can reenergize our national spirit with Zionist and Jewish values, and with historical perspective that allows us to see the positive in this country and to recognize our achievements. Pray that we learn to give each other the benefit of the doubt; overlooking, instead of emphasizing, our differences.
Pray, if you can, like the legendary Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav. “May it be your will, O Lord”, he wrote, “that there be great affection and peace among all your people of Israel; that we should all be guided by brotherly love and compassion; that we should accept one another, and learn from one another; that we should appreciate all your living beings; and that the misfortune of one person should touch the hearts of all.”
* Originally published in The Jerusalem Post, October 6, 2011.

Yom Kippur 2011 for Jews and the World - By Alan Caruba



By Alan Caruba
Ever since the Yom Kippur War in 1973 in which Egypt and Syria chose the holiest day in the Jewish calendar to attack Israel, I have always felt a frisson of concern as the day approached. For Jews it begins the evening of Friday, October 7, and continues through Saturday for a full day of prayer that ends with the ancient, inspiring expression of hope, “Next year in Jerusalem.”
Even in Jerusalem, they say “Next year in Jerusalem” because it confirms the faith’s enduring bond with the land of Israel that survived not one, but two destructions of their Temples there, exiles, and, in the last century, the Holocaust followed by a return to and rebirth of Israel as a Jewish state.

The Yom Kippur war was the fourth Arab-Israeli war, fought from October 6 to 25, and ending with decisive defeats of Egypt and Syria. What has always struck me most forcefully was the decision by the Arabs—Muslims—to choose Yom Kippur as the day of the sneak attack. It demonstrated Islam’s utter and complete contempt for Judaism, but it demonstrates its contempt for Christianity as well, for both Judaism and Christianity are theologically bonded together.

Among the early Jews to immigrate to Israel, other than the founders who came initially from Europe in response to its anti-Semitism, were an estimated 600,000 Jews who fled Middle Eastern nations under the threat of death when Israel came into being in 1948. Many had lived in those nations from biblical times. Now it is the turn of Christian Arabs to flee, if not to Israel, to anywhere else in a world, but it is the world itself that is threatened by the rise of fundamental and fanatical Islam.

Writing for Jihad in late September, Raymond Ibrahim noted a recent report “that unprecedented numbers of Copts, Egypt’s indigenous Christian population, are emigrating from their homeland in response to the so-called ‘Arab Spring’.” The attacks on Copts and their churches have been mounting. It is anticipated that within a decade a third of Egypt’s Copt population will leave.

The threats against the Copts are mirrored throughout the Middle East as Christians immigrate from Iraq, Palestine, and Lebanon in search of refuge. Examples include the October 31, 2010 massacre of the Iraqi congregation of Our Lady of Deliverance Church and other attacks; the ratio of Christians to Muslims in Iraq has gone from 8% to 2% in the past decade.

We wait for word on the fate of an Iranian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, who has refused to renounce Christianity. On September 27, an Iranian court upheld a death penalty for the Islamic crime of “apostasy.” Leaving Islam has always been punishable by death. If the sentence is carried out, he will be the first Christian known to have been executed for his faith in 21 years in Iran. He will not be the last so long as the fanatical ayatollahs hold Iran in its grip.

The irony is that the Persian king, Cyrus the Great, (580-529 BC) freed the Jews from slavery, telling them to return to Jerusalem and rebuild their Temple. Until the Islamic Revolution in 1979, a large Jewish community resided in Iran.

Meanwhile, on September 25th, a suicide bomber killed himself and wounded at least 22 other people in an attack on an Indonesian church. Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s largest Muslim-majority nation. The Wall Street Journal reported that, “To its credit, authorities there have cracked down on hard-line Islamic groups linked to bombings on Western hotels and tourist spots—such as the attacks on Bali nightclubs in 2002 that killed 202 people, many of them foreign visitors.”

On Yom Kippur, Jews devote themselves to their Day of Atonement and pray for a year of life, health, and happiness. They do not pray for wealth. They do not pray for power. Tradition requires that they pay all debts and seek forgiveness if they believe they may have wronged someone.

Now, worldwide, Christians must, like the Jews, give renewed consideration to the threat of Islam. Drawn from desert tribal values of war and pillage, Islam has spread widely since the seventh century. It has carried its seventh century mentality forward and once again challenges the West, using terror as its chosen weapon.

Support for the Muslim Brotherhood, often misrepresented in the media as “moderate”, is suicidal. Support for Hamas is support for terrorism. And, so far, support for the Palestinians has been futile.
It is a war without quarter, whether it is an Iranian pastor, the ancient community of Egyptian Christians, or the entire nation of Israel. Islam has no tolerance for other faiths.
All must understand that we are in a war. The Israelis do. Americans must.
© Alan Caruba, 2011
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tens of thousand of jews, with rabbi ovadya yosef- singing\ praying together, asking god to forgive us all. this exuberant happening occurs every year at midnight before YOM KIPUR. it is the highlight of an entire month of asking forgiveness at the KOTEL.
the israeli flag is at the center. 

עשרות אלפים יחד עם הרב עובדיה יוסף שרים, מבקשים ומתפללים לסליחה ורחמים בחצות הללה שלפני כיפור.
חוויה עוצמתית מלאת אנרגיה.דגל ישראל מתנפנף במרכז כל ההתרחשות הזאת.


In everlasting memory of Menashe Ben-Eliahu 

Selichot at the Kotel - Lord Of Forgiveness

Lord Of Forgiveness 

Lord Of ForgivenessExamines hearts
Deep noduleSpeaker charities
We sinned mercy on us
Generation of wonderOld comforts
Remember the Soviet FathersKidney Researcher
We sinned mercy on us
Good and beneficial to peopleKnow all the hidden
Conqueror of seasonsWearing charities
We sinned mercy on us
Full rightsTerrible Thlot
Forgiving seasonsSeason when trouble
We sinned mercy on us
Works salvationViewing will
Reading agesGuarantee Rider
Hear insipidNaive ideas
We sinned mercy on us
How exciting to be a wall and listen to all the people of Israel Psalm: "We have sinned before thee have mercy on us"
Come .. let's all c
oming days, the Wall and feel first hand the chill.
Israel lives!