In 1950, Operation Magic Carpet, which secretly airlifted 45,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel, was concluded. Many of the Jews had never before seen an airplane; they likened the ride to a fulfillment of the biblical verse, "And I bore you on eagles' wings" (Exodus 19:4). According to tradition, Jews had lived in Yemen since the 7th century BCE. Upon arriving in Israel they were housed in tent camps; there was very little infrastructure and resources to accommodate them, as the Jewish population of Israel nearly doubled in its first three years. Yet within a short time, the immigrants had been absorbed into the fledgling Israeli society.
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Besides thanking G-d for this we can thank the temple activists (Like Yehuda Glick) for getting the authorities to have some common sense. At least for this day anyway.
Burka-clad Muslim women who harassed a group of Jews visiting the Temple Mount. One of them viciously punched a Jewish woman in the ribs. No arrest was made.
Photo Credit: YouTube screen capture
Arab women and children who have spent more than a week harassing Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount were barred from entering the site this morning (Tuesday, August 25) by security forces.
Adult Arab men with Israeli identification cards are being allowed to enter the site, according to Israel Police, but are being asked to leave within a half hour of their entry. In addition, Israel Police are not allowing the men to gather in groups at the exit of the Temple Mount, next to Ohel Yitzchak and harass Jews, as has happened in the past.
There have been reports of clashes at the exit gates of the Temple Mount near Ohel Yitzchak with Muslims who were pushed back after they had attempted to attack Jews within the compound.
Nevertheless, visits to the site were allowed to continue despite the attempted provocations, which are aimed precisely at forcing the police to close the site to non-Muslims.
The restrictions came in the wake of recent violence by the burka-clad women and Arab children, who were terrorizing every Jewish visitor to the site. The Arab hecklers clearly answered to Islamic authorities, who were seen in several videos telling them to be quiet during questioning at the entrance to the site — and they immediately lowered the volume of their chants.
Once away from the entrance, however, the Arab women and children instantly resumed clapping their hands in visitors' faces, bursting water balloons and popping other balloons, and incessantly screaming "Allahu Akbar! (God is Great) at the top of their lungs, crowding as close to the Jews as possible.
Last week one burka-clad Arab woman viciously punched an elderly Jewish woman in the ribs and then swiftly slipped back among the other burka-clad women; it was impossible to know who was guilty of the assault.
About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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The story of E. Leitz savior of many Jews
The Leica is the pioneer 35mm camera. It is a German product –precise, minimalist, and utterly efficient.
Behind its worldwide acceptance as a creative tool was a family-owned, socially oriented firm that, during the Nazi era, acted with uncommon grace, generosity and modesty.
E. Leitz Inc., designer and manufacturer of Germany's most famous photographic product, saved its Jews.
And Ernst Leitz II, the steely-eyed Protestant patriarch, who headed the closely held firm as the Holocaust loomed across Europe, acted in such a way as to earn the title, "the photography industry's Schindler".
As soon as Adolf Hitler was named chancellor of Germany in 1933, Ernst Leitz II began receiving frantic calls from Jewish associates, asking for his help in getting them and their families out of the country.
As Christians, Leitz and his family were immune to Nazi Germany's Nuremberg laws, which restricted the movement of Jews and limited their professional activities.
To help his Jewish workers and colleagues, Leitz quietly established what has become known among historians of the Holocaust as "the Leica Freedom Train", a covert means of allowing Jews to leave Germany in the guise of Leitz employees being assigned overseas.
Employees, retailers, family members, even friends of family members were "assigned" to Leitz sales offices in France, Britain, Hong Kong, and
the United States; Leitz's activities intensified after the Kristallnacht of November 1938, during which synagogues and Jewish shops were burned across Germany.
Before long, German "employees" were disembarking from the ocean liner Bremen at a New York pier and making their way to the Manhattan
office of Leitz Inc., where executives quickly found them jobs in the photographic industry.
Each new arrival had around his or her neck the symbol of freedom - a new Leica camera.
The refugees were paid a stipend until they could find work. Out of this migration came designers, repair technicians, salespeople, marketers, and writers for the photographic press.
Keeping the story quiet, The "Leica Freedom Train" was at its height in 1938 and early 1939, delivering groups of refugees to New York every few weeks. Then, with the invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, Germany closed its borders.
By that time, hundreds of endangered Jews had escaped to America, thanks to the Leitzes' efforts. How did Ernst Leitz II and his staff get away with it?
Leitz, Inc. was an internationally recognized brand that reflected credit on the newly resurgent Reich. The company produced cameras, range-finders, and other optical systems for the German military. Also, the Nazi government desperately needed hard currency from abroad, and Leitz's
single biggest market for optical goods was the United States.
Even so, members of the Leitz family and firm suffered for their good works.
A top executive, Alfred Turk, was jailed for working to help Jews and freed only after the payment of a large bribe.
Leitz's daughter, Elsie Kuhn-Leitz, was imprisoned by the Gestapo after she was caught at the border, helping Jewish women cross into Switzerland. She eventually was freed but endured rough treatment in the course of questioning. She also fell under suspicion when she attempted to improve the living conditions of 700 to 800 Ukrainian slave laborers, all of them women, who had been assigned to work in the plant during the 1940s. (After the war, Kuhn-Leitz received numerous honors for her humanitarian efforts, among them the Officer d'honneur des Palms Academic from France in 1965 and the Aristide Briand Medal from the European Academy in the1970s.)
Why has no one told this story until now?
According to the late Norman Lipton, a freelance writer and editor, the Leitz family wanted no publicity for its heroic efforts. Only after the last member of the Leitz family was dead did the "Leica Freedom Train" finally come to light.
It is now the subject of a book, "The Greatest Invention of the Leitz Family: The Leica Freedom Train," by Frank Dabba Smith, a California-born
Rabbi currently living in England.
Thank you for reading the above, and if you feel inclined as I did to pass it along to others, please do so. It only takes a few minutes. Memories of the righteous should live on.
How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything
before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night!!
Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why do people need
to urinate so much at night time.
Answer from my Cardiac Doctor: Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell).
When you lie down and the lower body (legs, etc.) is level with the
kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier.
This then ties in with the last statement!
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your
body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure (who knew???)
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack (good to know!)
I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse. (this I know for sure!)
A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this
e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved!
I have already shared this information. What about you?
Do forward this message. It may save lives!
"Life is a onetime gift."
Now that we had story of water naturally we need a plumber story!!!
2 015 PLUMBER OF THE YEAR AWARDS – FINALISTS:
Very good reason for not putting the toilet paper on the roll.
Should have measured twice!
Apparently, you don't want anyone seeing your face, but everything else is okay?
The oak seat is a nice touch, though.
And the purpose for the door is?
This stall is for people that have arms like an Orangutan.
This would be the "half bath" noted in the real estate listing?
Very Classy! And, only three steps to the throne when you're in a hurry!
How does this even get past the planning phase?
I guess you have to pee in your buddy's back pocket if you are not first.
And now drum roll please…
AND THE PLUMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO:
FYI … ALL OF THESE PLUMBERS ARE THANKFULLY NO LONGER IN THE BUSINESS.
THEY HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO PUBLIC OFFICE AND NOW SERVE IN VARIOUS POSITIONS IN THE GOVERNMENT.