Yehuda Lave is an author, journalist, psychologist, rabbi, spiritual teacher, and coach, with degrees in business, psychology and Jewish Law. He works with people from all walks of life and helps them in their search for greater happiness, meaning, business advice on saving money, and spiritual engagement.
A Great Jew, my friend Jay Schechter passes away from Cancer, funeral in Modian today at 11.
His family was at his side and he fought a courageous battle for over two years.
He led a full life, but it was cut short much too soon
The Three Musketeers at the Kotel
Fauci Demands Censorship to Fight Pandemic by Danial Greenfield
After Biden's spokeswoman boasted that the administration was ordering Facebook to censor some people's speech, Fauci joined the campaign by appearing on CNN to warn about the dangers of letting anyone say whatever they think. "We probably would still have polio in this country if we had the kind of false information that's being spread now," he falsely claimed.
Fauci, as usual, is wrong about everything.
The polio vaccine was the subject of numerous controversies which played out in public.
There were anti-vaccine campaigns long before Facebook. The most bracing of these took on the polio vaccine with the headline, "Little White Coffins" declaring, "Only God above will know how many thousands of little white coffins will be used to bury the victims of Salk's heinous, fraudulent vaccine." Walter Winchell, who at his peak reached over 50 million people, warned that one particular version of the vaccine, which contained a live virus, was a "killer".
Contrary to Fauci's fantasies (aided and abetted by a media eager to find a pretext for censoring any open marketplace of ideas), the fifties were not a totalitarian dystopia in which free speech did not exist. Many of the same controversies as today, from socialism to science, played out to large audiences across a bewildering array of national and local newspapers, radio stations, mailings, books and magazines in a country where the media had not yet been consolidated.
Today, much of the newspaper, radio, and television markets, not to mention publishing, are controlled in one way or another by a handful of giant companies. While the fifties had their massive chains and networks, they were far more intellectually diverse, and had plenty of different owners and perspectives in the mix. The American cultural environment today would strike people from that era as Communist because it resembles the tight centralized control of the Soviet Union. America has never had as little free and open debate as it does now because never have the means of debate been clutched in as few hands as is now the case..
There was aggressive promotion of the polio vaccine by the government, by local authorities, and by non-profit advocacy groups, but there was also vigorous opposition by a variety of people, some credible and some not, and the scientific debates over the vaccine, most notably between the live virus and the inactive virus, played out in public with ordinary people following the back and forth between Salk and Sabin. When Salk's inactive vaccine was replaced with Sabin's live virus, the vaccine researcher turned to attacking it as unsafe and dangerous.
Americans not only survived a vigorous public debate over the polio vaccine, but managed to stop polio because the debate over the vaccine between advocates and opponents, and between scientists, played out in public creating a sense of transparency and trust.
Democrat revisionists act as if public health, elections, or any important enterprise can only succeed if dissenting voices are suppressed. But public trust comes from debate, not from a lack of it. Americans trusted the polio vaccine more than they trust the coronavirus vaccines because they were part of a public debate, instead of being told to shut up and just go along.
And the existence of a vigorous public debate proved vital when batches of the polio vaccine from one manufacturer not only proved lethal, but infected children with polio and paralyzed some of them. The initial response by many in the scientific community and among corporate leaders was a cover-up. Instead, the Eisenhower administration chose to be transparent even though it led to a smear campaign by Democrats.
Eisenhower, instead of acting as if there was nothing wrong, admitted that the government had failed. It would be incomprehensible today when no politician ever admits to having mishandled the pandemic. New York's Cuomo might have killed countless seniors, but he'll never admit to it. Neither will any of the other governors who forced infected patients into nursing homes
Contrary to Fauci's lies, the polio vaccine process survived not only "false information", but vigorous public debate between its two central figures, Salk and Sabin, between Republicans and Democrats, (Basil O'Connor, the vaccine's biggest champion, was FDR's old friend and had brought him on board), and catastrophic failures that included a vaccine manufacturer who infected 40,000 children with polio, paralyzed 51 children, and killed 5 children.
Finally, Fauci is wrong about there being no more polio in America. What he really means is that there's no virus in the wild naturally spreading "polio" in the United States.
Polio now comes to this country through vaccines taken abroad by immigrants or travelers. (Fauci would also prefer that we not debate Biden's open borders policies which are bringing in illegal aliens infected by the coronavirus and spreading them around the country.)
After a temporary win by Sabin, the United States switched to a live virus in its polio vaccine due to an outbreak caused by an inactive vaccine which turned out to carry the live virus. More recently, we went back to the Salk inactive virus vaccine. However countries which use the live virus vaccine continue to spread polio to a percentage of those who are vaccinated.
In 2005, an Arizona woman "contracted vaccine-derived paralytic polio" from South America.
In 2008, the CDC reported that "vaccine-derived polioviruses were detected in patients from eight countries who had acute flaccid paralysis."
That's why vaccine debates, and any other medical debates, are worth having.
The polio debate still continues today generations later. The switch from a live to an inactive vaccine happened less than a generation ago. Historians still argue over whether the vaccine outbreak was the fault of private industry or government oversight. And that's a good thing.
Vaccines are an important and powerful tool. Like any other scientific program, they can go disastrously wrong. The best way to maintain public trust in vaccines or in any other program is through transparency, telling the truth and conducting an open and public debate.
Debates over vaccines or any other subject will not always be conducted in good faith. But secret planning and cover-ups are always held in bad faith and destroy public trust.
Fauci is a government employee. And the legitimacy of the government derives from public oversight and scrutiny. That legitimacy fails when those employees mislead and manipulate the public. Fauci was showered with the same outpouring of worshipful attention as Salk, without possessing anything resembling Salk's level of accomplishment. But where Salk also faced harsh criticism and accountability when things went wrong, Fauci never has.
He glides from one interview to another, changes his story twice a week, adopts whatever the popular Washington D.C. is, and never actually confronts any of the difficult issues.
In the 50s, Fauci would have long since faced accountability. And Americans would have never tolerated the level of control over the public by unelected administrators. Let alone the calls for the suppression of free speech that Fauci feels free to indulge in to his fan base at CNN.
People not only have a right, but an obligation, to debate what their government does. Their opinions may be right or wrong, but that's not for Fauci and the government to decide.
It is not the job of government employees to tell the public what to think, but to serve the public.
When a government administration blames a crisis on the public having too much of a say in things, it's either covering up its own horrifying actions or plotting a coup against the public.
Either one is a warning that the only thing unhealthier than a virus is big government.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left andIslamic terrorism.
Israelis murdered at 1972 Munich Olympics honored in moment of silence in Tokyo
NS) Israeli Olympic team members who were slaughtered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics were remembered with a moment of silence during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett welcomed the gesture, which represents the first time that their murders have been publically recognized at the world sports competition.
"I welcome this important and historic moment. May their memory be blessed," he tweeted.
The families of the 11 killed have been asking the International Olympic Committee for this gesture for decades, but until now have been turned down.
"We, the Olympic community, also remember all the Olympians and members of our community who have so sadly left us, in particular, we remember those who lost their lives during the Olympic Games," said an announcer during the opening ceremony, reported Reuters.
"One group still holds a strong place in all our memories and stands for all those we have lost at the games—the members of the Israeli delegation at the Olympic Games Munich 1972," the announcer added as the stadium darkened and soft blue light illuminated parts of the arena.
In a statement, widows Ilana Romano and Ankie Spitzer, who watched the ceremony in the stadium along with members of the other families, said: "Justice has finally been done for the husbands, fathers and sons who were murdered in Munich."
On Sept. 5, 1972, Palestinian gunmen from the Black September terror group took members of the Israeli team hostage at the athletes' village. Eleven Israelis and one German policeman were eventually killed.
Israel's minister of culture and sport, Chili Tropper, called the moment a "historic justice."
"The Tokyo Olympics have just opened, but they are already a historic Olympics—after 49 years, on the main stage, at the opening ceremony, the 11 heroes, the victims of the Munich Olympics, were mentioned," he said. "Better late than never."
In related news, Olympics opening ceremony director Kentaro Kobayashi was let go on Thursday after disparaging jokes about the Holocaust from his past went viral online. He said them in the 1990s when he worked as a comedian and children's entertainer.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga described the comments as "outrageous and unacceptable."
Internationally Renowned Dietician to the Stars Speaks of the Many Health Detriments of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
By: Fern Sidman
Now that ice cream has been dominating conversations both large and small because of Ben & Jerry's ill-advised move to no longer be sell their creamy desserts in areas to the east of Israel's green line. Claiming to support the Palestinian mantra that the West Bank is occupied by Israel, Ben & Jerry's have decided to halt sales there.
To say that this egregious decision resulted in a clamorous uproar amongst opponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement would be a gross understatement. With each passing day, the snowball effect is taking place and more organizations, more US states and more elected officials are speaking out in bold defiance of Ben & Jerry's lethal hatred towards Israel and its reprehensible anti-Semitic posture.
Having said this, the question of whether ice cream consumption has any nutritional value and which ice cream brands are healthier than others has also been consistently raised by experts and laypeople alike. Because Ben & Jerry's has taken center stage in this boycott imbroglio, once again the health aspects and detrimental factors in partaking of the luscious comfort food dessert are now been seriously chewed over.
In an interview with the Jewish Voice, Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, the creator of the renowned F-Factor™ Diet and an internationally renowned registered dietician, said ice cream consumption can be enjoyable, but like everything in life, one is required to practice moderation.
"It happens to be that if someone would have one cup of Ben & Jerry's chocolate fudge brownie ice cream, it would be 525 calories, 27 grams of fat, 15g of saturated fat, 54g sugar, 63g carbs, 3g fiber and 9g protein," said Tanya. She added that what is most concerning is that this brand is really calorically dense, exceptionally high in fat and that "this is NOT even their heaviest, most decadent flavor!"
Based on a 2000 calorie a day diet, a (1 cup) serving of B&J chocolate fudge brownie is more than ¼ of daily calories (525 calories; ¼ is 500), said Tanya. She added that it is more than 1/3 of the fat should eat in a day (no more than 30% calories from fat; 600 calories fat per day = 66.67g of fat. 22g fat is 1/3 of fat one should eat. 1 cup has 27g).
Tanya explained precisely why ice cream consumption on a regular basis can be a leading factor in raising bad cholesterol levels, thereby putting people at risk for heart disease and stroke. "As we know, saturated fat is worse than regular fat because too much of it causes elevated cholesterol levels as plaque builds up in the arteries. This particular flavor of Ben & Jerry's has 15 grams of saturated fat, " explained Tanya. She said that saturated fats not only raise LDL (bad) cholesterol but lowers HDL (good) cholesterol and added that the high LDL increases risk for heart disease and stroke.
Tanya also said that in addition to increasing one's risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke, the consumption of such massive amounts of sugar in ice cream converts into fat and is a highly significant contributor towards adult onset diabetes. Today in the United States tens of millions of Americans are afflicted with diabetes which has life threatening consequences.
Added Tanya, "Saturated fats should be less than 10% of your daily calories." She said that 200 calories is equivalent to 22 grams of saturated fat. 15 grams of saturated fat is more than 2/3s of the saturated fat you should have in a day.
Concerning ice cream, Tanya said that a one cup serving has 14.75 teaspoons of sugar. She added that, "You have to remember that in a one cup serving of ice cream, there is little under 1/3 cup of sugar."
\The ingredients in ice cream are cream, liquid sugar, skim milk, water, sugar and generally cocoa, said Tanya. Another ingredient that sends up a health alert is soybean oil. Tanya explained that "soybean oil is mostly polyunsaturated fatty acids. It's mostly used for drying because it has a high smoke point and its inexpensive."
Tanya added that according to a January 2020 study conducted at the University of California in Riverside, recent research shows soybean oil leads to obesity and diabetes but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and depressi"Putting politics aside, there are health related concerns that should influence your decision to switch from Ben & Jerry's to other ice-cream brands," said Tanya.
Tanya knows from whence she speaks. With more than 20 years experience in private practice in Manhattan, Tanya's F-Factor diet evolved from her early work with patients. She discovered that by counseling her patients to follow a lifestyle diet rich in dietary fiber, they all not only improved their overall health – but also lost weight without hunger. Tanya is the author of two bestselling weight loss books: The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss (2006, G.P Putnam & Sons), and The Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories and Fat Disappear – with Fiber! (2012, Hyperion).
After 10 years,Tanya has released a new, long-awaited edition of The F-Factor Diet (2018, TarcherPerigee) that includes updates to the overall diet, as well as new research and recipes. In addition, Tanya launched her own food line this year that includes F-Factor 20/20 Fiber/Protein Powders and F-Factor Fiber/Protein BarsIn addition to working with private clients, including celebrities such as Megyn Kelly and Olivia Culpo, media personalities, and business and government leaders, Tanya is a lecturer, consultant, spokesperson and national media personality. Tanya has been profiled in The New York Times, and has been featured in The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Town & Country, Elle, Vogue, Allure, Self, The Huffington Post, The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and Daily Mail. She has also appeared on national television programs including Megyn Kelly TODAY, The Dr. Oz Show, NBC Today, CBS News, CBS The Early Show, Live with Kelly!, EXTRA, The View, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, Telemundo, and more.
For further information on Tanya Zuckerbrot's practice, please call 917-453-3477 or visit her web site at: www.ffactor.com
Below, please find easy to read graph that Tanya provided to offer healthier choices in ice cream selection.
ACTUAL ICE CREAMS (AND LIGHT ICE CREAM, IF BRAND OFFERS)
( SAT FAT)
BEN & JERRYS
Chocolate Fudge Brownie (Full-fat original ice cream)
18 (10g sat fat)
BEN & JERRYS MOO-PHORIA (light ice cream)
Mocha Fudge Brownie – MOO- PHORIA
4.5 (2g sat fat)
**SERVING SIZE IS 97 grams – compare to regular flavor where 2/3 cup is 141 grams)
Double Chocolate Brownie Batter
2/3 cup (82g)
7 (4.5 sat fat)
Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookie
2/3 cup (133g)
HAAGEN-DAZS HEAVEN (light ice cream)
Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel (HEAVEN – light ice cream)