Monday, April 16, 2018

Only an Insane world can deny undeniable Truths

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Yehuda Lave, Spiritual Advisor and Counselor

Find Hidden Openings for Kindness

People focus on what is important to them. If you don't belive that you are here for a special purpose and G-d needed you, which is why he/she created you, then you focus on secular things like making money or your particualar vices (whatever they are). If you don't belive in a power greater than you, than all there is in this life is dedicating yourself to selfish goals.

However, when you identify yourself as a person who loves kindness, you will notice opportunities you hadn't noticed before. You will always feel that it's up to you to do as much good as you can in your life. If you feel that G-d made you and you are special, you will look to make a difference in other people lives.

Love Yehuda Lave

Only an Insane World Can Deny Objective Undeniable Truths

Only an Insane World Can Deny Objective Undeniable TruthsBy  April 3, 2018

Guest Post by Hillel Fuld

I want to thank the international community, the UN, Bernie Sanders, France, our very own Meretz party, and the bulk of my gratitude, I'd like to dedicate to our friends, the people who call themselves Palestinians.

Self doubt, it's a dangerous thing. When all day, every day, all you hear, all that is drilled into your brain, is that Israel is an aggressor, a savage apartheid country that brutally murders Palestinian women and children whenever they can, eventually you start to doubt yourself. When everyone else thinks you're crazy and you think you're sane, you might very well be crazy. 

And so, that self doubt, it starts seeping in. Maybe we really aren't doing everything we can for peace. Maybe there really are millions of Palestinians who want peace and we are the real obstacle here. Who knows? Maybe these homes and communities we build that are full of beautiful, intelligent, and ideological people, maybe they are are indeed illegal settlements, and should be evacuated. Who knows? Everyone else thinks it. Maybe I'm the crazy one.
Then Friday happened.
Objective undeniable truths. Tens of thousands of violent protestors egged on by a globally recognized terrorist organization try to invade the territory and breach the official borders of a sovereign nation. Zero opinion. All facts.

The only free country in an entire region does exactly what any other country would do in the same situation. No, sorry, any other country would have acted significantly more violently. Israel protected its borders and killed known terrorists. This is all documented clearly. The identities of those nice gentlemen are explicitly documented. They are no more. Again, facts. The world is now a better place with over ten dead terrorists.

And yet, in the face of cold hard facts, the world condemns the good guy. Obsession. Across the board, the international community gets up in arms to call out the the side of justice and self defense. Consensus.

That consensus is why I am grateful. Remember that self doubt? That consensus makes me doubt that self doubt. No, it actually builds my confidence back that it is not me who is insane. It is not me who is wrong and unjust. It is not us who are on the wrong side of history.

These calls from the UN, France, Sanders, and the rest of the clowns in the circus abolish any self doubt I may have had.

Israel Is Right

We are right. They are all insane. Wait. Not so fast. Insane isn't the right word. That would let them off the hook. History won't be so forgiving. They are not insane. They are good old fashioned Jew haters.

Yes, I realize some are Jews. That is ok. We've always been our own worst enemy. We are sometimes too good for our own good. Too merciful. And we know what happens to those who pity the evil. And that is what has happened. They have become evil.

So no, it's not me. It's not you. We are the sane ones and no UN resolution will change that, no matter how many nations support it.

So today, we are confident in our way once again. The way of logic, reason, the love of life, and the path of building the future. That is us!

Our enemies embrace death and destruction. We embrace life and innovation. It's pretty clear to me who will remain standing last. Look at history. Somehow, after all these generations, and all these cruel enemies, we are still here, something you can't say for the rest of them.

We got this.

Dear world, thanks for reassuring me and making me more confident than ever.

Now this is magic…….. worth watching!

Tony and Jordan: Identical Twins Dazzle With Magic - America's Got Talent 2017

For Yom Hashoa -- Holocaust Rememberance Day.

There is English translation to this. Open it.
This song was first sung by Ora Chaza a"h  when she majestically represented Israel in the European Song Contest that was held in Munich, Germany in 1983. She reached second place. The irony, the poetic justice, the revenge of the words of this song "in your face, Germany, we are still here" was not lost on the audience. Proudly enjoy this very Israeli response to Holocaust Day.

A meaningful video from Dr. Twersky on the meaning of freedom

Johan van Hulst, Who Helped Save 600 Children From the Nazis, Dies at 107

Johan van Hulst, Who Helped Save 600 Children From
the Nazis, Dies at 107

He headed a teachers' college in Amsterdam
when he came up with a plan to save hundreds of children from being
sent to Nazi death camps.

By Richard Sandomir <>April 1, 2018
In the spring and summer of 1943 in Amsterdam, Johan van Hulst was at
the center of a daring scheme to save Jewish children from being sent
to a concentration camp.

The children — from infants to 12-year-olds — had been taken from
their parents at a deportation center and brought by nursery workers
to a nursery next to the teachers' college where Mr. van Hulst was the

The rescue plan was simple but risky: the children were
surreptitiously handed over a hedge between the nursery and the
college and hidden in a classroom until they could be smuggled to the
countryside by Dutch Resistance groups.

Mr. van Hulst is credited with helping to rescue as many as 600
children, yet he was haunted by what he could not do. With up to 100
children still in the nursery as it was about to be shut down that
September, Mr. van Hulst was asked how many more he could smuggle out.
"That was the most difficult day of my life," he told Yad Vashem
the Holocaust remembrance center in Jerusalem, which in 1972 named him
one of the Righteous Among the Nations
a designation for non-Jews who rescued Jews. He is one of 5,595 Dutch
people given the honor.

"You realize that you cannot possibly take all the children with you,"
he said. "You know for a fact that the children you leave behind are
going to die. I took 12 with me. Later on, I asked myself, 'Why not
13?' "

Nearly 70 years later, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of
Israel visited the Netherlands in 2012, he met Mr. van Hulst and told
him: "We say those who save one life saves a universe. You saved
hundreds of universes."

Mr. van Hulst died on March 22 in Amsterdam, the Dutch Senate
announced. He was 107.

Mr. van Hulst started teaching at the Reformed Teachers' Training
College in 1938. Two years later, he was named deputy principal. But
after the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands began in May 1940, the
school came under great financial pressure. The Dutch government
eliminated a subsidy for teachers' salaries, seemingly dooming the
school to closing.

But Mr. van Hulst came up with a plan to ask the students' parents to
fund the school, and it succeeded, saving the school and helping him
rise to principal.
When Germany invaded the Netherlands, there were about 140,000 Jews,
and by September 1944, more than 100,000 of them had been sent to
concentration camps, according to Yad Vashem. Jews from Amsterdam were
taken to the transit camp in Westerbork
<>, in the
Netherlands, before being transported to Nazi extermination centers in
Poland like Auschwitz.

The teachers' college represented one side of the children's rescue
triangle. The deportation center — a former theater — was managed by
Walter Süskind <>,
a German refugee. The nursery was run by Henriëtte Pimentel
<>, who
asked Mr. van Hulst to let the children play in the college's garden
and take naps in a classroom. Then, as the plan took hold, the
children were whisked to safety.

Mr. van Hulst in 2012.
CreditEvert-Jan Daniels/EPA, via Shutterstock
The plan necessitated deception — and led to difficult conversations
with parents whose children had been wrested from them.

"Süskind <>'s
role was to let the children disappear from the lists," Bart Wallet, a
historian at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, wrote in an email,
referring to the administrative records he altered to help save the

Ms. Pimentel, he added, "convinced the parents to let their children
be smuggled out. Van Hulst was the one who did the actual smuggling —
of course, together with his team of students and fellow resistance

To avoid suspicion, Mr. van Hulst sent only a few children at a time
to safety; not all of them at any given time in the nursery could be

"We had to make a choice," he told the Dutch broadcaster NOS last
year, "and one of the most horrible things was to make a choice."

Emile Schrijver, general director of the Jewish Cultural Quarter in
Amsterdam, said in an email that Mr. van Hulst had demonstrated that
"we all have a choice to do the right thing at any time; even in times
of enormous trouble; he used the power of disruption; disruption of an
evil system and of the arrogance it entailed."

The teachers' college where Mr. van Hulst was the principal is now the
National Holocaust Museum

Johan Wilhelm van Hulst was born on Jan. 28, 1911, in Amsterdam, to
Gerrit van Hulst, a furniture upholsterer, and the former Geertruida
C. Hofman. His education included master's degrees in psychology and
pedagogy from Vrije Universiteit and a Ph.D. in humanities there.

After the war, he continued to teach but also entered politics,
serving in the Dutch Senate and the European Parliament.

He was also an accomplished chess player and the chairman of a chess
club in Amsterdam. When Jewish members faced restrictions from the
Germans, he told the website Chess Vibes in 2010, "we decided to
secretly play at their houses instead of at the club."

"Later this had to stop as well," he said.

He is survived by his daughters, Diane Schoonemann-van Hulst and
Catherine Koot-van Hulst; two grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Anna Janette Donker, died in

Mr. van Hulst was interviewed frequently about his wartime activities
but was modest in assessing them.

"I was at the center of a particular activity," he told the Dutch
newspaper Het Parool two years ago. "It's not about me. I don't want
to put myself in the foreground or play Resistance hero. All I really
think about is the things I couldn't do — the few thousand children I
wasn't able to save."
A version of this article appears in print on April 2, 2018, on Page
D11 of the New York edition with the headline: Johan van Hulst, 107,
Who Smuggled 600 Children to Save Them From Nazis. Order Reprints
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