Monday, March 28, 2016
Jewish law forbids “goyim” – or gentiles – from living in Israel, the country’s chief Sephardic rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, told followers in his weekly sermon.
Audio from the sermon was obtained by Channel 10, which was the first to air its contents.
Yosef is the son of the late Shas spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef, who was also known to make incendiary remarks about non-Jews.
“According to Jewish law, it’s forbidden for a non-Jew to live in the Land of Israel – unless he has accepted the seven Noachide laws,” Yosef is heard saying in the sermon.
“If the gentile is unwilling to accept these laws, then they must be sent to Saudi Arabia,” the rabbi said. “When there will be full, true redemption, we will do this.”
Earlier this month, Yosef ignited a firestorm of criticism when he said that religious law mandates the killing of an armed terrorist who is trying to commit a violent attack, and shouldn’t be afraid of being tried in court over such an action.
“If a terrorist is advancing with a knife, it’s a mitzva[commandment] to kill him,” said Yosef.
“One shouldn’t be afraid that someone will petition the High Court of Justice or some [army] chief of staff will come and say something different. There is no need to be afraid. ‘He who comes to kill you, get up and kill him,’” continued Yosef, citing the rabbinic dictum of self-defense.
Yosef stressed, however, that a murderous attacker who no longer has a weapon should not be killed, but rather put in prison for the rest of his life.
Credit to Jerusalem Post
“That these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Yehudim, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.” Esther 9:28 (The Israel Bible™)
Jewish families, wearing costumes, read aloud from the Megillah – or The Book of Esther – as part of the custom of the Jewish holiday of Purim, when it is tradition to dress up. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from a genocide in ancient Persia. (Photo: Yossi Zeliger / FLASH90)
Purim is, at face value, a joyous holiday, but a deeper look reveals a different face. It is actually one of the most important holidays in the Jewish year, and its importance is not only religious but redemptive: Purim is the only holiday that Jews will continue to celebrate after the coming of the Messiah.
In fact, according to the famous Jewish sage the Rambam, all of the books of the Hebrew Bible will be nullified after the Messiah – except for the Five Books of Moses and the book of Esther.
This is not a widely-known fact. Purim is not heavily associated with God; in fact, the book of Esther is the only book of the Bible in which God’s name does not appear. This has become one of the central themes of Purim: revealing what is hidden. Based on the meaning of the name “Esther” – “hidden” – Jewish sages say the name of God is hidden in the book. This hidden aspect is so essential to the holiday that it gave rise to the well-known tradition of dressing up in costumes and wearing masks.
The Talmud states inexplicably that, unlike the Biblically decreed holidays, Purim will continue to be celebrated after the Messiah arrives. This is learned in Megillat Esther 9:28, which reads, “the memory of Purim will never cease from among their descendants”, though no explanation is offered which would answer the important question of what is so special about Purim that it merits such exalted status.
Breaking Israel News asked Rabbi Natan Greenberg, head of the Bat Ayin Yeshiva, about Purim’s connection to the Messianic era and he explained that the essence of Purim is really in an aspect of the holiday relatively few people get to celebrate: Shushan Purim, celebrated only in cities which were walled when Joshua conquered the land of Israel. The most significant of these cities is Jerusalem, which, at the time of the Purim story, lay in ruins.
“Shushan Purim is a hidden prayer for the return of Jerusalem,” Rabbi Greenberg explained. “In the beginning of the story, we have King Ahashverosh serving a drunken feast on the vessels stolen from the Temple. It seems impossible to sink any lower.”
“When the Temple is restored and the moshiach (messiah) comes, the main celebration of Purim will be in the walled city of Jerusalem, the kingdom of David will be restored, and the vessels of the Temple will be returned to their proper use.”
The concept of changing the world as we know it is deeply engrained in the holiday of Purim. There is a rule that everything on Purim is overturned, and men are required to get so drunk they can “no longer tell the difference between Mordechai the righteous and Haman the evil”.
Rabbi Greenberg quotes this law as an essential aspect of bringing the Messianic age: “It is when all your tears will turn to laughter, all your fear will turn into joy.”
Credit to breakingisraelnews.com
Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/64222/there-connection-between-purim-messiah-jewish-world/#glguT7iBkfdefktM.99
While this all started with a currency "war," it seems - according to a stunningly candid transcript of Japan's finance minister's conversation with none other than Paul Krugman - that the real endgame here is actual war. Aso remarked that "a similar [deflationary mindset] had occurred in the US in the 1930s. What solved the question? War! Because World War II had occurred during the 1940s and that became the solution for the United States. [We] have to switch [the Japanese] mindset... we are looking for the trigger."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been the most hawkishly militaristic PM of a generation, shifting from the passive society to an aggressor, beginning around 2013. This has only been emboldened by rising nationalism and escalatuing tensions in the South China Sea.
We note this by way of background as just-released transcripts of a conversation between Japanese finance minister Aso and Uber-Keynesian Paul Krugman reveal perhaps the reality that Japan faces as its economic and social structure collapses...
(Minister of Finance Aso)During the 1930’s, I remember that in the United States likewise there was a situation of deflation. And the New Deal policies have been introduced by then President Roosevelt. As a result, it worked out very nicely, but the largest issue associated with it is that for a long period of time entrepreneurs and managers of companies did not go to make a capital investment by receiving the loan. It had continued up until the late 1930’s and that is the situation occurring in Japan too. The record high earnings have been generated by the Japanese companies but they would not spend in the capital investment. There are lots of earnings at hand on the part of the corporate in Japan. It should be used for wage hike or dividend payment or the capital investment, but they are not doing that. They are just holding onto their cash and deposits. Reserved earnings have kept going up.A similar situation had occurred in the US in the 1930’s.What solved the question? War! Because World War II had occurred during the 1940’s and that became the solution for the United States. So, let’s look at the entrepreneurs in Japan. They are stuck with the deflationary mindset.They have to switch their mindset and should start making capital investments. We are looking for the trigger. That is the utmost concern.(Prof. Krugman)The important point about the war from the macroeconomic point of view is that it was a very large fiscal stimulus. That fact that it was a war is very unfortunate. It was simply something that led to a fiscal stimulus that would not otherwise have happened.In fact, the story in the 1930’s was that the New Deal, Roosevelt backed off the fiscal stimulus in 1937, because then, as now, there were many calls for balancing the budget. That was a terrible mistake. It caused the major second recession.Yes, obviously we are looking for ways to achieve something like that without war.
Obviously... though war would be handy eh? All that ammunition manufacturing and no inflationary pressure as everyone of them gets shot away. What could go wrong?
So here is 74 seconds of pure Krugmanism from the mouth of the man himself - Keynes 1939 (pre-war) radio address on the beginning of The Grand Experiment...
Credit to Zero Hedge
"Overall, I’d be rather cautious about investments in equities..." the editor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report told CNBC's "Fast Money" traders this week.
However, "over the last 12 to 24 months, many sectors have had huge declines,...And I see here, there are some opportunities."
"...US markets are over-valued."
Faber also added that "I still think the mining sector has embarked on a new bull market."
"[The U.S. dollar] is not a desirable currency," Faber explains, "I think the most desirable currency will be gold, silver, platinum and palladium."
Credit to Zero Hedge
At least 65 dead and 300 injured after a Taliban suicide bomber targeted Christians celebrating Easter
At least 65 people have been killed and 300 injured by a Taliban suicide bomber who targeted Christians near a children's playground in a park in Pakistan.
The blast happened in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, a few metres away from children's swings, and most of the victims are believed to be women and children.
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack, adding: 'The target was Christians.'
Bodies were lined up by the side of a fairground ride after the tragic bombing in which 65 people have been killed, and the death toll is expected to rise further
Pakistani emergency workers and police officers gather at the blast site, where 300 people were injured
The blast occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, a few metres away from children's swings, and most of those hurt and killed are thought to be women and children
ball bearings were found at the blast site, where armed police are still standing guard late into the evening
Authorities have so far confirmed the deaths of 65 people at the park, where Christians had been celebrating Easter, but they expect the death toll to rise.
Senior police official Haider Ashraf said the blast appeared to be a suicide attack, adding that ball bearings were found at the crowded park.
Medical workers said the blast mainly killed women and children, while many of the wounded were in a critical condition.
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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3511528/Dozens-mothers-children-52-killed-suicide-bomber-targeted-Christians-celebrating-Easter-park-Pakistan.html#ixzz449zaWtrY