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Friday, July 29, 2016

HONEST ABE would vote PZ

Bruce Forman
May 30, 2010
INTERESTING!!! Did we actually already have a Jewish President???
On the twelfth of February, 1809, nearly 200 years ago - a young, poor illiterate woman from Virginia, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, gave birth to a son in a log cabin built along the banks of the south fork of Nolin Creek, near what is now Hodgenville, Kentucky. That baby, whom she named Abraham, grew to become one of our greatest, and most tragic, national leaders.
Lincoln was a man of great spiritual conviction. Yet, and I find this fact fascinatingly instructive, Abraham Lincoln was the only American president not to have declared himself a member of any particular religious faith.
That fact has given rise to a great deal of interesting speculation. In fact, there are those who believe that Honest Abe was Jewish. After all, his name was Abraham. His great-grandfather was named
Mordechai. Lincoln was the only President not to have a formal religious affiliation. He was neither raised in a church nor did he ever belong to a church.
And there's more... the town of Lincoln, in eastern England, whence his ancestors came, has an interesting Jewish history. A Jewish community was established there in 1159. During Crusader riots, the Sheriff of Lincoln saved the Jews by giving them official protection. St. Hugh, the great Bishop of Lincoln, taught love of Jews to his parishioners. His death was marked by
an official period of mourning among Lincoln's Jews.
Rabbi Joseph of Lincoln was a scholar mentioned in the Talmud; Aaron of Lincoln was a financier whose operations extended all over the country.
In 1255, Lincoln's Jews were accused of ritual murder. Ninety-one Lincoln Jews were sent to London for trial and 18 were executed. Notwithstanding, the
Lincoln Jewish community flourished until 1290, when they were forcibly expelled by edict. Most Jewish historians assume that all the Jews of Lincoln left in
1290. But could it be possible that some remained, practicing their Judaism in secret... passing the family secret from generation to generation? The
more we learn of the secret life of Spanish Jewry following the Expulsion of 1492, the more we must at least consider the possibility of the same thing
occurring elsewhere. When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, whole Jewish communities sat
shivah. Rabbis all over the country eulogized the fallen President. Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, the man who created Reform Judaism in this country, began his
eulogy with the words... "Brethern, the lamented Abraham Lincoln believed himself to be bone from our bone and flesh from our flesh. He supposed himself to be a descendant of Hebrew parentage. He said so in my presence." Lincoln was often questioned about his religious beliefs. Time and again, he told of a special passage from Scripture that summed up his theology. It
was the twentieth chapter of the Book of Exodus he recommended that every American study, learn and follow. In English it is usually referred to as the Ten Commandments.
Rabbi Jeff Kahn
Temple Har Shalom, Warren, N.J.:

Monday, July 25, 2016

Nanachs and Punk Judaism

By Shlomo Phillips

Many people prefer the older, more established forms and methods of worship. That's wonderful, however music and worship styles, like everything else, evolve and change over time whether we like it or not. What is often referred to as "Punk Judaism" is a newish form of Jewish expression. For many Jews who have always felt like "outsiders" in established Judaism, this form is a good fit. Some Punk Jews are religious, others are not. Some are involved in shuls, others have not been in a synagogue in a very long time. To the Punk Jews it makes no difference. All Jews are family. Punk Judaism invites all Jews to find and be themselves in a non-structured, non-judgemental community of their peers.

While its roots are in the Punk youth culture, these reforms reach back through the centuries and express the crying out of the Jewish heart, the lamentations and pleadings of the Jewish people to be heard by HaShem and by our society. Indeed, the band Moshiach Oi has a powerful song entitled Avraham Was A Punk Rocker that makes this very point:

Avraham Was A Punk Rocker

Orthodoxy in every sense (i.e. not just Jewish religious) always faces the danger of stagnation followed by social irrelevancy. This is one of the main reasons why the Baal Shem Tov of blessed memory was inspired to develop Chassidus. His reforms were wild and freeing yet solidly Torah and Tradition based. Many viewed Chassidus as a threat to Tradition, some still do! These people are known as the Misnagdim

In time Chassidus too largely became rote in its observance and other masters (ravs) arose to reinvigorate Chassidus and Judaism at large. These ravs included the Lubavitcher Rebbes, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (April 4, 1772-October 16, 1810), Rabbi Natan (aka Reb Noson) of Breslov (January 22, 1780 – December 20, 1844), and many others. For Nanach Jews, the Saba ("Grandfather," Rabbi Yisroel Ber Odesser; 1888-October 23, 1994) belongs in this noble category of Jews who reinvigorate our observances. They see Breslov (the Chassidus of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov) as largely stagnant today and in need of revitalization. They believe that Saba and his Petek (his "letter from Heaven", shown to the right) serves this vital purpose. Many Jews today share the frustrations of the Nanachs with contemporary Judaism and express these in diverse ways. This is why the Punk Jews came to be.

For their part, Nanachs see most of non-Orthodoxy as non-observant and hence unacceptable. They see much of Orthodoxy as stagnant and hypocritical. In both cases, these "Punk Jews" view themselves as spiritual jumper cables. Their intention is to be a shock to reboot and realign the system.

Reform movements have always existed within Judaism as in other religions and cultures. Usually, these groups attract their followings and gradually either pass away as fads, become heretics to Judaism, like Christianity, or they eventually merge with greater Judaism and become recognized movements, like Chassidus (Chabad, Breslov, etc.), the non-Orthodox movements (Reform, Conservative, Jewish Renewal, Reconstructionists, etc) and others. Thus far Nanach and greater "Punk Judaism" remain in the reformist stage, neither fully accepted nor rejected.

As for the Nanachs, they rely on Rebbe Nachman of Breslov's comment that his "fire will burn until the coming of Mashiach," and on their conviction that Saba received the Petek as he explained. Based on these two points, Nanachs believe they are the next phase in the revelation of the Truths of the Baal Shem Tov and Rebbe Nachman. In other words, that they are Breslov and that Breslov is Judaism. This final point is what leads some Nanachs into what many view as extremism.
My Opinion:
Evaluating reform movements is never easy, except for the "true believers" of the reform. For the "Believers" it all seems so clear and obvious. I believe these occasional shocks to the system are vital for the well being of the organism. This does not mean they should be accepted without challenge and critique however. This is vital. ALL reforms to Judaism must be Torah consistent; Nanach is. Other "Punk reforms must be evaluated on their own merits. My main focus here is Nanach.

Unfortunately, in my opinion, some Nanachs push the envelope too far and enter the realms of lashon hara and rechilut against the leaders of our people. This is usually a tendency of all reform movements since they are seeking to reform what they consider the mismanagement of the rabbinim in some area. One should take great care to avoid this without fearing to act when needed. Sometimes one must speak up because those who fail to do so have a share in the wrong.

The rabbinim are collectively the leaders of our people. Like all humans, they are fallible and make mistakes, sometimes serious ones. Jews who love our shared Traditions and our people do well to seek reforms that enhance our community and lead to our collective development and the betterment of the world. Tikun Olam should always be the kavanah of all Jewish reformers.

As I discuss elsewhere, I personally believe the Petek was given to Saba as he described. I believe this "Note from Heaven" can be a tremendous blessing to both our people and to the world. To this end, I am personally on board with the Nanachs. For the good of everyone I do hope they will moderate their sometimes harsh critics however. The message of the Petek, like everything else associated with Rebbe Nachman, should increase joy, happiness, and Jewish unity.

Shalom to all.

         Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman!

Only the scream got us out

G-d heard this scream!
It wasn't the money ...
It wasn't the suffering...
It wasn't a deadline...
It wasn't a prayer...
It wasn't a mitsvah...
It wasn't a dance...

Hashem heard the scream

Like Moses and Joshua coming down from the mountain heard a scream.  

From the lowest place a scream, from the highest place a scream and the lower scream reached higher than Joshua.  The reaction of Hashem and the reaction of Moshe were also different.

Does this mean we are only able to "scream" properly when we reach the culmination of suffering and is the exit from Galut already achieved because of the scream that came forth out of the furnaces of Aushwitz? VERY LIKELY

Does this mean we enter and divide the land like brothers?


We all know better... each man owns his own land here everyone an equal share and he can not ever sell it as it belongs to his great grand children as much as it does to him. (I am being sarcastic).  Modern Israel has two basic classes (like the middle ages and the Roman Empire, not even the 19th century) the land owners and the migrants. The belief in money has lead once again to slavery... modern slavery.  Israeli Slavery.... which leads to the destruction of the temple and of course my house was destroyed for exactly this reason on July 4th at Ebay

Now I am uploading a recent picture where the house is ready for inspection by engineers and has been repaired...only to be destroyed that very day without any inspection whatsoever.

I was forced to live here after being subjected to two breaches of contract and now a third (or fourth since the house was also destroyed illegally).

I that a damning landgrab?  A place completely dedicated to give rest to the tribe of Saba and allow them to raise their families sheltered from persecution by the false leaders of the generation.

But I am a regular yid just wanting to offer his share, since no one has gotten theirs, to those that are truly deserving in this darkened generation (we are back to beheading people for entertainment folks).

I was the guy who met Tzipi and brought the BWEWS to Israel and of course, all that money was not what got Rabbi Nachman out of Ukraine, yet...(may have caused a War) ... no results, corruption still rampant, Ukraine still a slave, USA still not "lending" them the weapons they need.


Sorry the picture didn't come out...for lack of time...have all the pictures of the house before it was destroyed.


Only the scream got us to Israel, but (Na Nach Nachman Nachman) will give us our freedom from Idol Worship and Slavery.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

If he isn't 13, then he can't be in the minyan

Look all you putzes...if you aren't from Malchut Hessed, can't be counted among the 10.  If you are from the creatures that would lose the arc, then go back to your dungeons.  I want revenge for BOTH eyes here and now post 6767 +

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

What's the difference if the Tzaddik said it or the,King said it?

Did the Tzaddik say "no small ones , no big ones we are all friends"?  or did the KING say it?

If the Tzaddik said it , it must be true.
If the Tzaddik said it, then it means that with the exception of the Tzaddik, we are all friends to one another, he himself being on another level since obviously we are not Tzaddikkim unless you follow Korach (not recommended).

If the KING said it then:
It is a decree
It wasn't so, but now it is so.

what does that mean for you?

It means you are a King if you accept him
It means all Na Nachs are Kings
It means someone pretending to be a Na Nach that isn't really one is pretending to be a King
It means you must respect your fellow Na Nach because he also is a King!

A TRUE King of TRUTH, and Saba is backing it up

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016