The car of Rav Raziel Shevach HY”D. Jan. 9, 2018
Rabbi Raziel Shevach, z’l, 35, was murdered Tuesday night by Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists in a drive-by shooting at the entrance to Gilad Farms on Highway 60, in Samaria, Israel.
The attackers opened fire at nearly point-blank range while passing the rabbi’s car as they drove towards him at approximately 8:05 pm.
22 bullets were fired at his car.
Rabbi Raziel, himself a Magen David Adom (MDA) first responder, and his wife are parents to six children at their home in Havat Gilad. He taught and studied at Roeh Yisraelyeshiva in Yitzhar.
He was evacuated in critical condition to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, a suburb of Tel Aviv. His wife told Ynet that her husband “called me and said, “I’ve been shot, call an ambulance.” She said that she is “still shocked and horrified at how easily they gun us down.” She asked the public to pray for her husband.
By the time Magen David Adom (MDA) spokesperson Zaki Heller arrived from Kedumim along with an IDF medical force, the man’s condition was already grave. “We gave him life-saving medical treatment and he was evacuated to the hospital,” Heller said. “His condition was critical.”
The hospital released a statement saying that the rabbi arrived with no heartbeat, and no longer breathing.
A search has been launched for the vehicle and the terrorists, who managed to escape. IDF troops shut down Highway 60 in both directions — the main artery that runs past the community — and other small roads in the area, located south of Shechem (Nablus) as they hunted for the shooters
Baruch HaDayan HaEmet. May his blood be avenged.
Jan 12, 2018 0
The Zionist youth movement takes on a new educational role in the face of local Jews’ hostility to the idea of emigration to Israel
Kids at a Dortmund Jewish Community Youth Center Hanukkah event. (Marc Neugroschel/Times of Israel)
DORTMUND, Germany — Almost eight decades after being outlawed by the Nazis, Germany’s branch of the international Bnei Akiva movement is back — with some slight changes.
Founded as a religious Zionist movement to promote Jewish immigration to Israel, this particular branch of the organization has shifted its sights to instead suit the needs of the growing local community and the peculiarities of German Jewish life.
Just a month in the lives of Christians under Islam.
Reprinted from the Gatestone Institute.
Luc Ravel, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Strasbourg “went against the grain of Church leaders in France who have largely remained politically correct,” says a report, because he criticized “the demographic shift in France, saying Muslims are having far more children than native French and slammed the widespread ‘promotion’ of abortion.” He said, “Muslim believers know very well that their birthrate is such that today, they call it … the Great Replacement, they tell you in a very calm, very positive way that, ‘one day all this, it will be ours.’”
The question of granting asylum and vetting anti-Semitic attitudes.
There was no genius behind the prediction that the influx of Muslim migrants into Europe would cause a sharp rise in anti-Semitism, and anti-Israel propaganda. The Muslim immigrant anti-Semites from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, didn’t need President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an excuse to express their hate for Jews and Israel. They have been honed on Jew-hatred in their own mosques, through President Erdogan’s demagoguery, and through the Arab media.
Local authorities decided to close down the Saint Catherine Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on January 5 and January 6, when Christmas church services are held according to the Coptic Orthodox calendar.[i] The general directorate of tourist police further ordered all tourist companies not to lead tours to the historic monastery.
In October, 125 psychologists and assorted mental health professionals marched to New York’s City Hall while wearing red tags warning, “DANGER.” Leading the march was Peter Fraenkel, author of Sync Your Relationship, Save Your Marriage, mournfully beating a drum in a solemn march. Fraenkel, a psychologist and “professional drummer” was able to combine his love of drums and hatred of Trump.
In the words of a veteran Washington hand, the problem of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main UN agency dealing with Palestinians, is always important but never urgent.
Well, it just became urgent.
That’s because President Trump tweeted “with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?” Then, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley added that the U.S. government is prepared to cut off funds to UNRWA. And, Axios reported, a U.S. payment of $125 million was not delivered (though that was later denied).
Throughout history, some of the greatest people often failed time after time before they really made it to the top. Others thought that they had failed but realized at a later stage in life that what they believed to be a failure was, in fact, a grand success. Still, others never succeeded — in the conventional sense of the word — but served as models of extraordinary accomplishments, sometimes without ever being aware of it.
The PLO and the Palestinian cause more generally are sinking into irrelevance and rather than reform their policies to rebuild their position, they have adopted a scorched earth policy that only intensifies their race to the bottom.
On the face of things, the situation isn’t bad. Last month the PLO got 128 nations to vote in favor of their anti-American resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. One of the states that voted with them was India.
Israel was shocked by India’s move.