Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Dick Morris: Trump win still in play and Ancient two-Shekel weight discovered near Jerusalem's Western Wall and Old City walking tour with Shalom Pollock on Wendesday Nov 18 and Baseball 50 Years Ago by Irwin Cohen and Ze’ev Jabotinsky Returns To The Homeland By Saul Jay Singer and Dennis Prager--You can't allow a student to think

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Old city walking tour
Wednesday, Nov. 18

We will visit some of the most important discoveries and landmarks of the old city.
It is our very good fortune to have Mr. Daniel Lurie, general manager of "Ateret Cohanim" share with us some of the newest Jewish pioneer sites in the old city.

We will see the hitherto hidden ornate Roman gate below the present Shechem Gate.
We will tour the City of David with its amazing discoveries that parallel the Bible narrative .
We will see the uncovered massive stones of the Beit Hamikdash thrown down by the Romans .This is the most direct and dramatic evidence of the
destruction of the Beit Hamikdash.

We will have lunch in the Jewish quarter.
Zedekiah's cave is closed for refurbishments.

Meet at the train stop next to the city hall (the point closest to the old city), at 9:00
End around 4:00
Cost:150 shekels.

The Three Musketeers at the Kotel

Dick Morris: Here's How Trump Can Still Win

1. Only the electoral college or the various state legislatures can declare a candidate the winner. To base this decision on network vote totals and projections and to call Biden the "president-elect" is irresponsible.

2. The recounts in Arizona, Georgia, and the other states are likely to go heavily for Trump. Most of the likely errors or invalid votes took place on mailed-in ballots. (Machine votes are harder to tamper with). Since Biden won upwards of two-thirds of mail-in votes and absentee ballots, it is likely that most of the discarded mail ballots will be subtracted from Biden's total.

3. The networks currently give Trump 214 electorate voters (270 is the victory level)

4. Alaska, where Trump has led by 2:1 all week and is now more than half counted will likely throw its 3 votes to Trump giving him 217.

5. Trump has likewise led in North Carolina (15 votes) all week and his margin of 75,000 has not diminished. He will undoubtedly carry North Carolina. Like Alaska, the media will not call it for Trump to promote the illusion of a Biden victory. North Carolina would bring Trump's vote to 232.

6. The vote count in Arizona shows Trump's deficit shrinking from 30,000 on Friday to 18,500 on Saturday with about 100K left to count.

After Arizona (11 votes) is fully counted, it will go through a recount subject to the pro-Trump bias identified in point 2. Were he to win Arizona, he would have 243 votes.

7. In Georgia (16 votes), Biden leads by only 8,400 votes, a margin that has been dropping. Like Arizona, Trump may still win the count and, if not, would have a very good chance of prevailing in the recount. With Georgia, Trump would have 259 votes

8. Wisconsin (10 votes) is tallied as having been won by Biden by 21,000 votes but a recanvass is in the offing. Given the facts enumerated in point 2, there is a very good chance Trump will carry Wisconsin. The recount process in Wisconsin is uniquely fair and transparent — a model for the nation — so Trump may well flip the state. If he does, he will have 269 votes — one shy of victory.

9. Then, it comes down Pennsylvania and its 20 votes. The Supreme Court provisionally allowed ballots to be counted if they arrived before Friday, Nov. 6, and were postmarked before Election Day, Nov. 3, and ordered late votes to be segregated. When Justice Samuel Alito was informed that the state had not segregated the late votes, as Pennsylvania's secretary of the commonwealth had advised, Alito made it an order on Friday.

Biden currently leads by 37,000 votes in Pennsylvania. The number of late-arriving ballots likely far exceeds this total (the state has not published this information). Justice Alioto and a Court majority may throw out the late ballots, likely delivering the state to Trump.

In addition, for the reasons stated above, a recanvass is likely to give Trump a decisive advantage. If he wins Pennsylvania, he would have 289 votes and a victory.

Will there be a recount in Pennsylvania? The current law requires one if the margin is under 0.5 percent and in Pennsylvania, it likely will be slightly greater.

There are two ways to trigger a recount: First, the Supreme Court could order one after the vote counters so flagrantly violated Alito's order to segregate the votes that he had to re-issue it. And remember, four justices wanted to reconsider whether to allow late ballots entirely but the court deadlocked 4-4 in October. Now with Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the mix, it may take a different view, particularly if the presidency hangs in the balance.

Second, Article II Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution reads:

"Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress."

The Pennsylvania Legislature, solidly in Republican hands (both houses) may choose to demand a recount before appointing electors. To build the case for doing so, it may hold hearings into the allegations of fraud so as to help the voters of the state understand how flagrantly their votes were mishandled.

Already, the leader of the State Senate in Pennsylvania and the Speaker of the State Assembly have held a news conference announcing their intention to "audit" the vote-counting process.

As the saying goes: "It's not over until the fat lady sings." And she hasn't.

What Happened When a High School Offered a PragerU Video
Dennis Prager |Posted: Oct 27, 2020

As far as HuffPost and the rest of the American left are concerned, no non-left-wing idea should be allowed to enter an American school. Not even for five minutes.

This past month, Maumee High School, a high school near Toledo, Ohio, offered its students a way to receive some extracurricular credit. In the words of the Maumee City Schools administration office -- released before the HuffPost-induced uproar:

"Students were offered an extra credit assignment intended to challenge their critical thinking skills ... A second option in the extra credit assignment asked students to view a video from a conservative website, analyze it and explain what they may have learned from it, and how it may have challenged or supported their own beliefs. ...

"We believe that students deserve a balanced presentation of materials and we support our educators in using a variety of instructional tools and materials in their teaching, expecting them to always exercise good judgment."

In an open and liberal society, the stated aims of Maumee High School are not only not controversial but also laudable. They are exactly what good parents and educators would want for students.

So, who finds these aims revolting?

Only an anti-liberal ideology. Namely, the left.

It all started with one -- yes, one -- parent. She so objected to a PragerU video being offered as a conservative option that she withdrew her child from the class. And then she contacted HuffPost.

Thus began a national left-wing uproar over students being offered extra credit if they chose to view a five-minute conservative video.

The HuffPost headline: "Videos From Right-Wing Site That Preaches 'The Left Ruins Everything' Assigned In Ohio School."

A few observations about the headline:

First, on the left, everything nonleft is "right-wing." The reason? Because "conservative" is not inflammatory enough.

Second, the video "The Left Ruins Everything" was never "assigned." No specific video was assigned.

Third, the HuffPost writer, Rebecca Klein, chose the most controversial title she could find out of approximately 450 PragerU videos.

Fourth, the video makes it clear that it is about leftism, not liberalism.

Fifth, ironically, this whole story validates the video: Look at what the left is doing to schools, to liberal education, and to open inquiry.

As the HuffPost itself reported:

"Andrea Cutway, the mother of 16-year-old student Avery Lewis, brought the assignment to the attention of Maumee City Schools administrators and immediately pulled her daughter out of the class. ... Lewis was immediately alarmed when she started her extra credit assignment last week. The assignment asked her to watch PragerU videos and then answer questions about how the videos challenged her beliefs. ... Cutway, Lewis' mother, was similarly shocked when her daughter showed her the assignment. ... 'It's ALT-RIGHT propaganda,' Cutway said in the email to the school principal.

"Lewis met with school administrators soon after to discuss the issue. Together, they came up with a solution -- that the student could also include viewpoints from the opposite side, Cutway said.

"For Cutway, though, this ignored the larger issue -- that PragerU videos be assigned at all and that school administrators did not see a problem (italics added) ...

"'When I talked to the principal and vice-principal, they acted like this was just another assignment,' said Cutway, who works as a juvenile parole officer for the state. ... 'This really is some scary stuff,' Cutway said of PragerU. 'I do feel like they have found a way to get into the public school system.'"

As a result of the HuffPost article, mainstream media went nuts, contemplating the possibility that American students might watch five minutes of non-left thought.

NBC TV in Toledo tweeted:

"HuffPost reports that a Maumee High School class is offering students extra credit for viewing videos from a right-wing source. Are you a Maumee parent? How would you feel about this?"

ABC TV in Toledo headlined:

"Maumee parent raises concerns over the controversial assignment."

And the station broadcast a report on "Maumee High School alumni petition politics in the classroom" about more than 200 alumni objecting to the use of any PragerU video. The broadcast featured a 2001 graduate of the school, Catherine Wood, the organizer of the petition, who told the ABC-TV station, PragerU videos "kind of deny the humanity of many groups of students: people of color, women, LGBTQ members."

Catherine Wood lied. There is nothing in any PragerU video that demeans or in any way "denies the humanity" of people of color, women, or LGBTQ members. Not to mention that we have women, people of color, and gays presenting videos. Her libel exemplifies something I have said all my life: Truth is not a left-wing value.

But left-wing lies often work. Within days, the inevitable took place. As The Toledo Blade headlined: "Maumee Removes Conservative Content From Class Syllabus."

For the record, here is a small sample of PragerU presenters:

Four Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists.

Three former prime ministers -- of Denmark, Spain, and Canada.

Professors at MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Vanderbilt, and many other universities.

The late Charles Krauthammer.

At least four "Never Trumpers" (George Will, Bret Stephens, Jonah Goldberg, and Michael Medved).

Liberal Democrat Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz.

Jewish historian Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

Wall Street Journal columnists Kimberley Strassel and Jason Riley.

Economists Lee Ohanian (University of California, Los Angeles) and Walter Williams (George Mason).

British historians Paul Johnson, Andrew Roberts and Niall Ferguson.

Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" fame.

Philip Hamburger, the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.

Peter Caddick-Adams, fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Five-time Emmy award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson.

Dr. Stephen Marmer, psychiatrist and clinical faculty at UCLA Medical School.

Would any of these people join PragerU if it were a "right-wing, ALT-RIGHT demeanor of people of color, women, and LGBTQ"? (Incidentally, PragerU has a video titled "What Is the Alt-Right." Those of the left accusing PragerU of "alt-right propaganda" would do well to watch it.)

Moreover, PragerU has videos on happiness, forgiveness, the ethics of speech, the Ten Commandments, anger management, and raising good children, among many others that have nothing to do with politics.

But none of this matters to HuffPost or to the 200 alumni of Maumee High School.

All that matters to them is that an effective, responsible, thoughtful conservative voice never be heard at Maumee or any other high school.

Probably a thousand teachers have shown PragerU videos, and many more are refusing to be intimidated by the bullies of the left.

Leftists fear that five minutes of conservative thought will undo four years of left-wing teaching.

Their fear is justified. Their opposition isn't.

Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His latest book, published by Regnery in May 2019, is "The Rational Bible," a commentary on the book of Genesis. His film, "No Safe Spaces," was released to home entertainment nationwide on September 15, 2020. He is the founder of Prager University and may be contacted at dennisprager.com.


Baseball 50 Years Ago

By Irwin Cohen - 5 Heshvan 5781 –

Fifty years ago in 1970, baseball players could either be sold, traded, or released by the teams they signed to play ball with. They didn't have the freedom to declare free agency and sign with another team for a higher salary. The average major league salary at the time was $25,000.

That year, Major League Baseball returned to Milwaukee as the Seattle Pilots became the Milwaukee Brewers; new round bowl stadiums that housed baseball and football opened in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh; and Commissioner Bowie Kuhn censured former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton for authoring the controversial Ball Four, sort of tell-all book that took many players, including Mickey Mantle, off their pedestals.

One player who fell far down in 1970 was Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain, who was suspended by Kuhn three times for off-the-field activities. McLain only won three games that season, a far cry from the amazing 31 victories he had racked up only two years earlier.

The Tigers fourth-place showing in 1970 cost manager Mayo Smith – who piloted the team to a World Series victory two years earlier – his job. Smith was replaced by former fiery infielder Billy Martin.

As Steve Greenberg, a first baseman like his father Hank, captained the Yale University baseball team, Ron Blomberg and Richie Scheinblum spent 1970 in the minor leagues. Jewish big leaguers posted worse numbers in 1970 than the year before.

Mike Epstein's production in 1970 dropped even though he played in nine more games than in 1969. Epstein went from 30 home runs to 20, while his batting average dropped 22 points to .256. Norm Miller didn't see as much action in 1970 with Houston as the year before, and his batting average dropped 25 points to .239. Art Shamsky, still a regular outfielder for the Mets, had a fairly good season (.293, 11 home runs), but it was still worse than his previous season when he hit .300 with 14 home runs.

Jewish baseball fans were still missing Sandy Koufax, who retired after the 1966 season at the age of 30 because of risk of permanent damage to his arthritic arm. However, we still had Jewish lefty Ken Holtzman. Pitching for the Chicago Cubs, Holtzman won 17 games and lost 11 and had a fine 3.38 ERA. Tom Seaver of the Mets was the only National League pitcher to allow under three runs per game (2.83).

On the other side of the ocean, Egyptian president Gamal Nasser continued his war of attrition against Israel. Since the cease-fire that ended the Six-Day War, over 1,400 Israeli soldiers and more than 100 Israeli citizens were killed. As the baseball season was winding down, attention was focused on Jordan.

Yasser Arafat's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked four international airplanes. Despite condemnations from many Arab leaders, the planes were emptied and blown up in Jordan. Jordan's King Hussein ordered his army to expel the Palestinian guerillas from his country. The operation became known as "Black September." The infighting prompted Nasser to host an Arab League summit on September 27 to heal divisions and focus its actions against Israel.

When the last Arab leader departed after the conclusion of the summit on the following day, Nasser suffered a heart attack and died. Seven days later on October 5, Nasser's vice president, Anwar El Sadat was officially elected president of Egypt.

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Cincinnati Reds in the October World Series four games to one. The Series standout was Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson, who batted .429 and made several outstanding fielding plays.

Regular season standouts were Reds catcher Johnny Bench, who batted .293 with 45 home runs, was named the National League's Most Valuable Player. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher won the Cy Young Award with 23 wins and seven losses and a 3.32 ERA.

In the American League, the MVP was Baltimore first baseman Boog Powell (.297, 35 home runs, 111 RBI). The Cy Young Award went to Jim Perry of the Minnesota Twins (24-12, 3.03 ERA). Thurman Munson of the New York Yankees batted .302 and was named Rookie of the Year. Baseball icons Hank Aaron and Willie Mays reached the 3,000 career hits milestone.

One of the most successful movies of 1970 was "Hello Dolly," starring Barbara Streisand. One of the faces we saw most often that year was Jewish character actor Martin Balsam. Besides big roles in three top movies, he appeared often on television. Top TV shows of 1970 were "Marcus Welby," starring Robert Young, "The Flip Wilson Show," "Here's Lucy" (Lucille Ball), "Ironside" (Raymond Burr), and "Gunsmoke" (James Arness).

Some of the most popular tunes at the time were "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" (Fifth Dimension), "Leaving on a Jet Plane," (Peter, Paul and Mary), and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Simon and Garfunkel).

Ancient two-Shekel weight discovered near Jerusalem's Western Wall

First Temple-era artifact used to measure two-shekalim unearthed near the Western Wall of Jerusalem.

An ancient limestone-made weight, dating to the Iron age – the First Temple period, was discovered in an archaeological excavation conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in conjunction with the Western Wall Heritage Foundation beneath Wilson's Arch.

Adjacent to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The weight, corresponding to the known measurement unit of two shekalim, was retrieved during sifting of earthen fills by the City of David sifting project.

The excavation is nearing its completion, unearthing fascinating discoveries soon to be included in the tour of the Western Wall Tunnels.

The Two-Shekalim weightShai Halevi, Israel Antiquities Authority

Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation responded to the discovery, saying: "How exciting, in the month of Tishrei, whose symbol is the scales of justice, to find a souvenir from the First Temple period. Actually now, when coming to the Western Wall is so restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic, this finding strengthens the eternal connection between the Jewish nation, Jerusalem, and the Western Wall while offering us all encouragement."

According to Dr. Barak Monnickendam-Givon and Tehillah Lieberman, directors of the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority: "The weight is dome-shaped with a flat base. On the top of the weight is an incised Egyptian symbol resembling a Greek gamma (γ), representing the abbreviated unit 'shekel.' Two incised lines indicate the double mass: two shekalim."

"One of the uses of the shekel weight system during the First Temple period was to collect an annual tax of half a shekel dedicated to the sacrifices and upkeep of the Temple."

"According to previous finds, the known weight of a single shekel is 11.5 grams, thus a double shekel should way 23 grams – exactly as this weight does. The accuracy of the weight attests to advanced technological skills as well as to the weight given to precise trade and commerce in ancient Jerusalem. Coins were not yet in use during this period, therefore accuracy of the weights played a significant role in business."

"Year-round and especially during the times of pilgrimage, the area at the foot of the Temple Mount was sure to be busy. Locals and pilgrims would have traded for sacrifices and offerings as well as for food, souvenirs and other commodities. A weight such as the one discovered would have been used to measure accurate amounts of products at the market."

During previous archaeological excavations beneath Wilson's Arch, directed by Dr, Joe Uziel, Tehillah Lieberman and Dr. Avi Solomon, several stone courses of the Western Wall were exposed, after being covered with earthen fills some 1800 years ago.

The renewed excavation continues the previous discoveries of the preceding dig. "The unique finding from the First Temple Period, discovered in a context dating several centuries later, to the Roman period, indicates that the area of the Western Wall encapsulates various remains from a wide range of periods reflecting the centrality of the area for many centuries" added Dr. Monnickendam-Givon and Lieberman.

First Temple-era 'two-shekel' weight

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto.

Ze'ev Jabotinsky Returns To The Homeland

By Saul Jay Singer

It is almost impossible to capture the essence of Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880-1940) and his contributions and everlasting legacy in only a few paragraphs.

Zionist, activist, soldier, orator, translator, linguist, outstanding Hebraist, and writer, he is perhaps best known for founding and heading four nationalist and militant organizations: the New Zionist Organization, which maintained contacts with governments and other political institutions; Beitar, which educated the youth of the Diaspora for the liberation and building of Eretz Yisrael; the Jewish Legion, battalions of Jewish fighters raised in the British army to fight the Ottoman Empire during World War I; and the Irgun Tzvi Leumi, which fought against the enemies of the Zionist enterprise.

Among other things, Jabotinsky was a leader of Af Al Pi illegal immigration, by which 40 ships sailed from European ports bringing to Eretz Yisrael tens of thousands of illegal immigrants. A seminal figure in the history of Zionism, he wielded great influence in its political evolution.

Jabotinsky was, in many ways, a prophet way ahead of his time. Foreseeing the demise of the Ottoman Empire, he urged the Zionist movement to become more activist, worked with Trumpeldor to raise a Jewish Legion to liberate Eretz Yisrael, and headed the "First Judean Regiment" to cross the Jordan. For years before World War II, he warned about an imminent holocaust and predicted the death of millions of Jews unless action was taken, including the mass aliyah of Europe's Jews to Eretz Yisrael, but he was savaged as an alarmist by most mainstream Jewish leaders.

Jabotinsky organized the Haganah in Jerusalem in 1920 and openly confronted Arab mobs during the Passover riots that year. As a member of the WZO Executive (1921), he opposed Weizmann and demanded a militant Jewish stand against the British policy in Eretz Yisrael and the White Paper.

When the 17th Zionist Congress (1931) refused his proposal to define the aim of Zionism as "the establishment of a Jewish state," Jabotinsky called for greater militancy and formed the New Zionist Organization, whose goal was the transformation of Eretz Yisrael into a Jewish state through unlimited immigration.

Jabotinsky settled in London, where he fought against the partition plan of the Peel Commission, against compromise with the Mandatory Authorities, and against the Haganah's policy of self-restraint in the face of growing Arab violence. Following the Arab riots of 1936, he became supreme commander of the Irgun Tzvi Le'Umi, embracing a policy of armed violent retaliation against the Arabs. With the outbreak of World War II, he demanded a Jewish army to fight the Nazis alongside the Allied armies, but he died in New York while seeking to enlist support for such a Jewish army.

Cover of Beitar Membership Card

While the reburial of Herzl in Israel as a virtual founding father of the state received nearly universal acclaim, Jabotinsky's reinternment in Israel proved highly divisive. Jabotinsky had died from a heart attack on August 3, 1940 during a visit to a Beitar summer camp in New York, and the funeral ceremony, attended by thousands, was held at the Gramercy Park Chapel in Manhattan. In his November 3, 1935 will, which was written in English, he made the transfer of his remains to Israel conditional on a Jewish government of a Jewish state in Eretz Yisrael so ordering.

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol finally fulfilled this condition in 1964 when, unlike his predecessor Ben-Gurion, he made a conciliatory gesture to the Herut movement and ordered that Jabotinsky's remains be reinterred in Israel on Mount Herzl. The remains were transferred to Israel on July 9, 1964, the 24th anniversary of Jabotinsky's death, an event that signified the onset of a new era in Israeli politics and in the country's history.

Original photo of the procession carrying Jabotinsky's remains to its final resting place on Mt. Herzl. Leading the procession to the right is Menachem Begin.

His reburial was marked by the first open mass demonstration of his supporters in Eretz Yisrael, which led to a revolution in the political order and led inexorably to Begin's election in 1977 as Israel's first non-Labor prime minister.

Jabotinsky's original November 3, 1935 will, which was in the possession of his lawyer in London, had been burned during the Nazi blitz of the city. His widow, Johanna, retained a printed copy, but the fact that no original will existed helped Israel's leaders evade the controversial issue of bringing his remains to Israel for years.

Ben-Gurion, a long-time rival of Jabotinsky, was insistent on the matter, displaying what some critics characterized as petty vindictiveness: when asked about the matter, he would say that Israel needed live Jews, not dead ones. Ben-Gurion liked to compare Begin to Hitler, going so far as to refer to him as "Vladimir Hitler," and his Mapai party feared that re-interring Jabotinsky's remains in Israel would legitimize Begin's Herut movement – which, in some ways, it actually did.

There was also much angst over the location of the grave and concern that it not be more prominent than Herzl's tomb. Ultimately, Jabotinsky was buried outside the area reserved for Israel's greatest leaders.

Invitation to Mr. Shlomo Moriel to attend the Tuesday July 7, 1964 (27 Tammuz) ceremony to greet Jabotinsky's aron and that of his wife, Joanna, upon their arrival at Lod Airport from the United States. Moriel, the Liberian Honorary Counsel General, was the author of Industrial Democracy in Israel (1948-1960).

On March 15, 1964, Israel's Cabinet finally voted – unanimously – to grant permission to transfer Jabotinsky's remains to Eretz Yisrael. Informed of the Cabinet's decision, Ben-Gurion declared that, consistent with his belief that this was always a matter for the government to address, he would participate in the ceremony. Nonetheless, he continued all his life to insist that Jabotinsky had never made any meaningful contribution to Israel and that the entire reinternment affair was little more than a political stunt by Herut.

The government, ruling out a state funeral, decided that the reinternment would be a private affair, to the point that Shimon Peres, then the Deputy Minister of Defense, refused to even permit the formal participation of the IDF. Herut, faced with the difficult challenge of how to design and conduct a national ceremony without the government's involvement, formed a preparations committee called "Ze'ev Jabotinsky Returns to the Homeland," a beautiful title conceived by Begin. Begin led the organization along with Eri Jabotinsky, Zeev's son; Shlomo Dror, a Jewish Legion fighter and mayor of Avichail; Dr. Yehoshua Mazor; and Aharon Zvi Propess, known as "the first Beitarist."

In this historical July 5, 1964 correspondence signed by all five to Moshe Himmelfarb, who served as the first Chair of the Jabotinsky Institute (1952-1958), they write:

Letter written on "Ze'ev Jabotinsky Returns to the Homeland" Letterhead regarding the decision to rebury Jabotinsky in Israel.

As per the Government's decision of March 15, 1964, and the Prime Minister's letter to Professor Eri Jabotinsky, authorizing the raising of the bones of Z. Jabotinsky based upon his November 3, 1935 will, the caskets of Ze'ev Jabotinsky and his wife, Johanna will be raised on the 27th of Tammuz [1964] and will be buried on Mount Herzl on the 29th of Tammuz…

On July 3, 1964, the remains of Jabotinsky and Johanna were exhumed from their graves in Farmingdale, N.Y. The casket was carried through the streets of Manhattan in a hearse drawn by four white horses, followed by a throng waving American and Israeli flags, and Times Square was renamed "Jabotinsky Square" for the day.

The aron was brought to Riverside Memorial and then to a local Young Israel for a memorial service, which closed with Eri Jabotinsky reciting Kaddish for his father and 40 cantors singing an emotional "Kol Berama Nishma" (Jeremiah 31:15).

Personal invitation issued to Aryeh Arieli to serve on the Jabotinsky Honor Guard.
Personal invitation issued to Aryeh Arieli to serve on the Jabotinsky Honor Guard.

After a stop in Paris for the plane to refuel, where the aron was greeted by Prime Minister Eshkol, Ze'ev Jabotinsky finally returned to his beloved homeland – 24 years after his death – to a Jewish state in Eretz Yisrael that he had dreamed of and to which he had dedicated his life to fight for.

Exhibited here are the details distributed by Beitar for the ceremony for their beloved leader's reinternment.

Dear Comrades,

With the completion of the plans for the operation, we are hereby honored to distribute to you the details of our participation in this great event in our lives.

Second page of Beitar's plans for Jabotinsky's burial.

The Reception of the Aronot [caskets] at Lod
The aronot of Z. Jabotinsky and his spouse, Johanna, will arrive at Lod [airport] on Tuesday, July 7, 1964 at about 5:00 p.m. The delegates of the Organization [i.e., Beitar] will appear in an organized manner and in accordance with instructions that will be received from the leaders of the event.
Dress: Black suit, dark grey straw hat
Responsible party: David Milstein

Passing Before the Aronot
On Tuesday, we will gather at 10:45 p.m. next to the El Al offices on Ben Yehuda Street. At 11:00 we will exit with our comrades and our children – the Organizational family – and we will parade together to extend final respects to the Father of our Organization and his spouse. We will pass before the aronot and unite in their memory. From there, we will continue until Rav Kook Street at the corner of Herbert Samuel Boulevard to receive final instructions.
Dress: Black suit/dark, or black pants, long-sleeved white shirt, black tie, dark straw hat.
Responsible party: Otto Zeidman

Travel of the Funeral Escort in Tel-Aviv
On Wednesday, July 8, 1964, the funeral procession will proceed from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Those comrades who indicated their interest in participating in the funeral procession of the unit of the Organization will march down the street of honor on both sides of the aronot.
The gathering is at noon at Gan HaKovshim (Chasan Beck), except for the honor guard that will wait until the completion of their guard duty on Herbert Samuel Street, at which point they will join the honor guard.
Responsible party: Baruch Minkovitch

Honor Guard
The comrades designated for the assignment will begin their duties on Wednesday, from 12:50 p.m., and they will appear in accordance with instructions of the operational committee and will appear dressed as designated for the funeral procession.

Funeral Procession from Jerusalem
The comrades who are going up to Jerusalem will meet at exactly 1:30 p.m. near the "President Hotel." From there, we will go out together to the place of gathering for the procession.
At the procession in Jerusalem, we will march with the Organization flag and with a wreath of flowers.
Responsible person: Comrade Dov Velotski

We Will Pass Before the Aronot in Jerusalem
On Wednesday, July 8, 1964, the Organization comrades and their families will pass before the aronot of Z. Jabotinsky and his spouse, Johanna.
The gathering will be at 9:45 p.m. near Terra-Santa.
Responsible person: Dov Velotski

We will observe the operation with glory and we will make certain to maintain silence during the entire ceremony. Even the instructions will be communicated in silence.
We will also emphasize schedule precision, a pleasant procession, and an orderly appearance as is appropriate for such an event.
Dress for comrades: black shoes and socks: black pants. Long-sleeved white shirt. Black tie. Dark straw hat. (Next to Beit Misdar [headquarters] Heshel Schwartz, 40 Nachalat Binyamin Street.)…
With blessings of glory,
The Military Base Guard

Program for Jabotinsky unveiling ceremony.
Program for Jabotinsky unveiling ceremony.

Finally, exhibited above is a program for the ceremony marking the unveiling of Jabotinsky's headstone on Thursday, July 29, 1965. The program included a Shir Beitar dedicated to Jabotinsky; the lowering of the Israeli flag to half-mast; the recitation of Tehillim and Kaddish; and the actual unveiling, followed by the lighting of a memorial candle and the singing of Hatikvah.

Yehi zichro baruch.

See you tomorrow bli neder

We Need Moshiach now!

Love Yehuda Lave

Yehuda Lave, Spirtiual Advisor and Counselor

Jerusalem, Jerusalem

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