31 May 2010

The legal right of self-defense by Israel

The legal right of self-defense by Israel was violated by the "Pro-Gaza Activists"
Read the article about on link - Israel and its legal right to self-defense was breached

30 May 2010

Relief and aid to the Palestinians of Gaza.

The international media says the State of Israel does not allow entry humanitarian aid to the Palestinians of Gaza and this it is false notice.

Many people in the world thinking that Israel does not allow the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip Palestinian. The international media discloses only the facts of the tragic deaths, attacks against Hamas terrorists and the bad news.

In fact, every week Israel allows the entry of considerable essential supplies amount donated by the international community and the Israelis themselves. All weeks, Israel opens the borders and send help to the innocents palestines of Gaza. The Hamas terrorists does not make your part in helping his own people. Israel make in help the innocent palestinians who do not participate in terrorism.

Recent exemple: 
Weekly summary of the Gaza crossings: 16-22 May 2010
- 523 truckloads (13,517 tons) of goods were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
- 938,127 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the Gaza power station, and 645 tons of cooking gas were delivered.
- 281 Gaza residents entered Israel for medical reasons via the Erez Crossing.

Weekly Summary of Humanitarian Aid Transferred into the Gaza 9-14 May 2010
Over the last week, between May 9th and May 14th, a total of 637 truckloads, consisting of 14,069 tons. (14 thousand tonnes) of humanitarian aid were transferred into the Gaza Strip from Israel via the various crossings.
Additionally, 781 medical patients and accompanying individuals from the Gaza Strip crossed into Israel and the Judea and Samaria region for medical treatment. 191 staff members of international organizations crossed into the Gaza Strip, and 202 crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

The following products were among those transferred to Gaza,  May 9th and May 14th
  • 810,209 liters of Heavy-Duty-Diesel fuel for the power station.
  • 21 truckloads of milk powder and baby food.
  • 897 tons of cooking gas.
  • 66 truckloads of fruits and vegetables.
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  • 51 truckloads of wheat.
  • 27 truckloads of meat, chicken and fish Products.
  • 40 truckloads of dairy products.
  • 117 truckloads of animal feed.
  • 36 truckloads of hygiene products.
  • 38 trucks of clothing and shoes.
  • 22 trucks of Sugar.
  • 4 trucks of medicine and medical equipment.

25 May 2010

The Orphanage Lily of The Valley

The Orphanage Lily of The Valley, is a brazilian philanthropic institution and aims to accommodate orphans, abandoned and withdrawn from the paternal power for the law, from two years old.

Remain under guard until complete eighteen, providing them with the household education, secular ethics Christian of families in the social system, with their social parents.

Provide educationals opportunities for vocational training.
Develop social, cultural, sports and recreation, to promote good physical, emotional and spiritual health of inmates, encouraging them citizenship.

Provide on first step, adapting the procedure to new home and life with all of the residents of ORPHANAGE LILY OF THE VALLEY, promoting rehabilitation and restore physical, psychological and spiritual, through the assistance diuturnal, using the resources available materials and resources human volunteer professionals, all moviments in the direction of the Orphanage and Social Parenthood.

In the second step, the Lily of the Valley Orphanage seeks to adapt the built the best way to introduce it in secular education, using the public schools of Macaíba - RN, according to the knowledge acquired or recorded of the newcomer's, enrolling the school grade-compatible.

"You are our Gd, for by thee the fatherless findeth mercy ..." - Isaiah 14; 3

The institution serves children in one of the poorest regions of Brazil and need help to continue its work caring. If you want help, click here to learn more and get relevant information.

20 May 2010

Hannah was born!

Hannah was born!
Yesimekh Elohim K'Sarah, Rivka, Rachel v' Leah
"May Gd allow Hannah grow up to be like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah."
May the Eternal bless Hannah and protect her. 
May the Eternal One's, gentle kindness shine upon You and grant you peace.

חנה נולדה
"במאי אלוקים לאפשר חנה יגדלו להיות כמו שרה, רבקה, רחל ולאה"
מאי שאלוהים יברך חנה להגן עליה

15 May 2010

Shir LaMa'alot - A song of ascents

According to Kabbalah, it is customary to have a copy of "Shir LaMa'alot" - Psalm 121 in the delivery room during labor and at the time of birth. These holy passages arouse God's mercy for an easy birth and delivery.

Another reason given for this custom is that in this way a child's Jewish education begins at birth. The first images the child is surrounded with are Jewish holy objects. Later, these holy verses are placed within the baby's crib (in a safe manner), on the doorway to the baby's bedroom, and on the front door of the home.


I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains:
from whence shall my help come?

My help cometh from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot falter
He that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, He that keepeth Israel
doth neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper;
The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall keep thee from all evil;
He shall keep thy soul.

The Lord shall guard thy going out and thy coming in,
from this time forth and for ever.

14 May 2010

Letter to Jerusalem

Letter to Jerusalem, 
What the President understood not. By Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson - www.chabad.org

In the imagination of my soul, I travel 2700 years until one of the corners of ancient Jerusalem, the splendid city of white gold. I can hear our Prophet Yeshayahu wiping away tears as he pronounces his words moving and immortal, "Console, console my people," says the Eternal. "He speaks to Jerusalem and cry to her."

The rest of the world, people seek meaning; you, Jerusalem, meaning people search. Jerusalem! Today I would like to consider the words of Yeshayahu and speak to your heart.

How many secrets his giant heart contain? How many impressions, how many scars are etched in the cracks of its ancient stones?

If only I could, even for a moment, feel all you have absorbed over the last 4000 years. You've been here to accept every tear, every sigh, every wound and every death. You've seen their children born and their children being murdered, brides getting married and then mutilated. You have assisted millions of Jews dancing in the streets and since then millions of them massacred on the same paths. You have heard hundreds of melodies of joy and lent an ear to numerous groans of pain. The whole history of my people is shown in the rows of old worn out and his face stone silent.

You have been a faithful witness of our collective drama, unique among all peoples of the world: our glory and our horror, our despair and our hope. Our unwavering faith in the existence of the supreme good and our rational skepticism caused by the ruthless power of evil on this planet. Above all - you have served as the energizer in our millennial long battle to build a world that reflects the infinite human potential.

When I go in your walls, O Jerusalem, I forget my ego. Around me more than myself, part of the eternal melody of my people Israel, reverberating through every inch of your soil.

In the rest of the world, people seek meaning; you, Jerusalem, meaning people search. You have been the main stage of a struggle than 4,000 years to build a piece of heaven here on earth. This bold effort always held within its space, a place in the world where heaven and earth kiss.

The Kabbalists teach us that every thought sacred, every moral instinct, every holy desire, all spiritual experience, originates within the walls of Jerusalem. You have been chosen to serve as the plant of holiness and morality in a world depraved and hostile.

And you never forgot us, Jerusalem. Since the day that the Temple went up in flames, do not you shut your eyes for even a night's rest. As a mother restless awaiting the return of a son who is missing, you never failed to anticipate the return of their children. You never accepted our expulsion of its sacred boundaries.

On this day, their children are suffering. Again, the powers of the world are trying to expel their children from its soil. This is the vision of a future democratic Palestinian state - that Jews are prohibited from living in certain parts of Jerusalem? The Arabs can live anywhere in Jerusalem, Jews are forbidden to live in certain parts of its historic capital of three thousand years?

The U.S. President and his administration naively believed that the conflict between Jews and Arabs is about this or that piece of land, not about the very existence of Israel. For years, hundreds of his children were blown to pieces by the hands of their neighbors, only because the territory was ceded to them, the territory which was immediately turned into bastions of terror. Among the victims were small children, teenagers, parents and grandparents. A large hole formed in the heart of Israel. No celebration is more full, none is genuine serenity. The laughter of many people was stolen in this small country. In the name of peace and sanctity of human life - both as a Jew of Arabic - we must not allow our neighbors to start the third intifada.

Jerusalem! What we, the Jewish people need most today is a big hug and a dose of unshakable confidence to withstand the pressure of even provoke more bloodshed. We need the courage to face the American President and all the hunters in the world and declare Israel: Do not allow Jerusalem, the heart of our hearts, to be used as a propaganda tool in the hands of people who unfortunately long for our destruction.

G-d hug you, Oh Jerusalem, for you to embrace us.

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12 May 2010

The Meaning of the Word "Tzedakah"

Tzedakah is the Hebrew word for the acts that we call "charity" - Giving aid, assistance and money to the poor and needy or to other worthy causes.
However, the nature of tzedakah is very different from the idea of charity.
The word "charity" suggests benevolence and generosity, a magnanimous act by the wealthy and powerful for the benefit of the poor and needy but the word "tzedakah" is derived from the Hebrew root Tzadei-Dalet-Qof, meaning righteousness, justice or fairness. In Judaism, giving to the poor is not viewed as a generous or magnanimous act; it is simply an act of justice and righteousness, the performance of a duty; giving for the poor as their due.

08 May 2010

The TikkunTree Project

A community art project: growing peace stitch by stitch
Welcome to the site of the TikkunTree Project, a community knitting tivist art project dedicated to advocacy of peace between Jews and Palestinians in Israel and Diaspora. With the contributions of many, the TikkunTree’s foliage will be abundant, overwhelming, inspiring. It’s leaves and branches will shelter doves, and it’s canopy will guard a silent candle vigil from the winds of conflict. Please knit, crochet, sew, embroider, tat, and make for peace!

Inspirations: This project is inspired by

About our header: many, many thanks to Armenian tile artist Neshan Balian for permission to use the image of his “Olive Tree of Jerusalem” mural (link here). Shterakravetsun Balian!

02 May 2010

Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World

Site The Tikkun Tree Project - Click to enlarge the Art image 
"Tikkun Olam" (literally, "world repair") has come to connote social action and the pursuit of social justice. The term "mipnei tikkun ha-olam" (perhaps best translated in this context as "in the interest of public policy"), it refers to social policy legislation providing extra protection to those people potentially at a disadvantage.

In reference to individual acts of repair, the phrase "tikkun olam" figure in Creation and its implications: When God contracted the divine self to make room for Creation, the Divine light became contained in special vessels, or "kelim", some of which shattered and scattered. While most of the light returned to its divine source, some light attached itself to the broken shards. These shards constitute evil and are the basis for the material world; their trapped sparks of light give them power.

The first man, Adam, was intended to restore the divine sparks through mystical exercises, but his sin interfered. As a result, good and evil remained thoroughly mixed in the created world, and human souls (previously contained within Adam's) also became imprisoned within the shards.

The phrase "tikkun olam" was first used to refer to social action work in the 1950s. In subsequent decades, many other organizations and thinkers have used the term to refer to social action programs; Tzedakah (charitable giving) and Gemilut Hasadim (acts of kindness) as approaches Jewish progressives.

Therefore, we must do our part to fix and repair what was damaged by the sin Adam's.

The image cortesy: Tile (mural) of artist armenian Neshan Balian - “Olive Tree Of Jerusalem”