. . Kosher Casual Dynamic . SodaStream (Soda-Club) USA 150x200 Green Static .

Jul 7, 2015

gingy surprises everyone with black baby

Remember the red heifer discovered on a farm near Lakewood recently? It made a splash int he Jewish world media and rabbis from all over went out to inspect it and declare it a valid heifer for a para aduma candidate.

The excitement was palpable - people thought it was a sign the arrival of mashiach was imminent and the Beis Hamikdash would be rebuilt before the end of the year. Herb, the farmer, even reportedly turned down an offer of a million dollars to buy it.

It turns out that the red heifer recently became invalidated as a para aduma. She gave birth to a little cute baby (not red but black), and that put an end to everything.
sources: Kikar News and COL

Somehow all these people, including professionals, missed that this cow was pregnant. Somehow, despite having the most important cow on the planet (not including any cow in India, to the Indians), they did not keep it isolated and protected or only with other cows of the same gender. It seems they guard wheat better than they guarded this red heifer.

I wonder if Herb regrets not taking that million dollars now...




------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Kotel is open to women with kippot

I don't know what to do with this. Something about it, about the response - not the original, made me laugh and the entire story makes me cringe.

Linda Siegel-Richman , a teacher, was banned from the Kotel when she went, after a day of teaching at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, to the Kotel with a kippa on her head.

According to Ynet, Siegel-Richman had gone to the Kotel to daven and to put in notes from her students back home in Denver, Colorado. She says she was by the Kotel and nobody said anything to her or stopped her. She went out to the area of the Cardo to get herself a drink and when she went back to the Kotel she was stopped by ushers who did not let her in.

After describing what happened, Siegel-Richman said that she is able to go anywhere she wants in the United States with a kippa on her head, but only in Israel she cannot do so freely.

Today, Ynet reports, Rav Shmuel Rabinovitch, rav of the Kotel, apologized and said that while he does not know the details of the incident and has received no report of it even from the police, if it happened it was a mistake by the ushers to prevent her from entering the Kotel area. He also invited Siegel-Richman to come back to the Kotel for a visit.

Rabinovitch blamed the response of the ushers, if it even happened, on the Women of the Wall, who have created an atmosphere of suspicion as a result of their vocal conflict. They have created an atmosphere in which worshipers suffer, including Linda. Rav Rabinovitch said that the Kotel is open to every man and woman, and also to a woman with a kippa.

I think had she been wearing a black kippa, rather than a knitted kippa, maybe this entire incident would not have happened... :-)

It is sad that we have these fights. It is funny that Rabbi Rabinovitch has to say something like this.








------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Hello, Muddah, Hello Faddah - Israeli style

After helping my son (3rd grade) with his homework yesterday, I now understand why Israelis pronounce things like "mudder" and fodder"... it is because they are taught to.

Yesterday I helped my son with his homework. Below you will see the page from his English workbook that we worked on yesterday.





The book explains that Hebrew does not have an equivalent sound to the sound of 'th'. However, there are two possible sounds that replace it in Hebrew - some words that have a sound like a  'weak tav' (e.g. in Hebrew "ת'ן" and "ת'ק" for the English words thin and thick), and other words that have the sound of a "weak daled" (e.g. such as in Hebrew "ד'ס" and "ד'" for the English this and the).

And as you can see in the exercise further down one of the words is written as "פד'ר" - being "father".

in English there is no difference in how the th sounds in the words "thick", "thin" "this" and "the". Yet in Hebrew they are specifically teaching to differentiate. I have no idea how they decide which words get the "weak tav" and which get the "weak daled".

While I always thought it was just a function of the Israeli accent the way Israelis pronounce "mudder", "fodder", "dis", etc.. now I know the problem is that, for some reason, they are taught to pronounce it that way, as if it is the correct way!

When Allan Sherman wrote the song "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah", who knew that he could very well have been Israeli rather than from Chicago....


------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Facebook Status of the Day



"We don't employ Arabs here." From last November, has upwards of 14,000 likes. 14,000 people who clearly are fed up with...
Posted by David Bar-Cohn on Monday, July 6, 2015



------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Made in Jerusalem (video)








------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

One Immigrant - One Inspiring Story (video)







------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

PM Netanyahu at memorial ceremony for fallen soldiers of Protective Edge (video)







------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Yitz and Blu Greenberg’s Vision for a Better World (video)






------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Bnei Menashe visit Joseph's - and Menashe's - Tomb (video)








------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Jul 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

To all the voices out there today, voices screaming that they sold the State to the Haredim: take [a look at] the coalition agreements.. we could have received double that had we recommended a government led by Yitzchak Herzog.

  -- Minister of Economics Aryeh Deri

Deri said this after defending the recent moves his party made to reverse government decisions from the past two years regarding conversion reform, kashrut law and authority over judicial appointments.

While I have no doubt they would have been offered the moon by Herzog just like they were by Netanyahu, I doubt they would have gotten double. If they would have, Deri would have signed with Herzog.




------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Rabbi Berland is amazing

This Rabbi Berland guy is amazing.

He's been hiding out and running from country to country avoiding extradition to Israel to stand trial for  alleged sexual crimes for a long time now.

What is amazing about him is that one day the news reports have him sick and practically on his deathbed, while the next day reports have him once again missing and on the run.

Amazing that he continues to fool everybody, including multiple governments and security agencies.

Amazing that somebody reportedly so sick can be so mobile and crafty.


------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

CNN thinks the Old City of Jerusalem will soon disappear

I do not know if there is any significance to the order of the list, but CNN has published a list of world sites that are on the verge of extinction.

the number one item in the list, and I do not know if the fact that it is number one means it is the closest to extinction or not, is the Old City of Jerusalem.


CNN explains that the reason this site is on the verge of extinction is because of the political tensions no preservation work can be done on the site. It actually shows the picture above of Temple mount - Dome of the Rock but CNN lists it as the Old City of Jerusalem.

I find it hard to believe the Old City of Jerusalem is going to disappear any time soon. Chances of it being destroyed in war are probably greater than the chances of it just going extinct...

------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Facebook Status of the Day - Tesaro changes its tune

Update - even better news now. Ahava just announced that Tesaro has just unblinded her records and her medical team has the information they need! 

Yasher koach to everybody. It had an effect. Hopefully it will be resolved quickly



and in text:
Thanks to everyone for this campaign to get Tesaro to do the right thing. I already said we are touched by all of this, but perhaps that word does not do our feelings justice. Our minds are blown by the levels of support.
Please take this as a personal thank you to EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU who took the time to post about this, sign a petition, email Tesaro, message us with advice or help in some other way. If we had the time and strength to message you all individually, we surely would.
No doubt as a result of pressure from the wonderful team at Shaarei Tzedek and the social media campaigns of which many of you have taken part, Tesaro have promised to "shortly" provide the information to.Ahava Emunah Lange's oncologist in order to initiate the unblinding process.
This is a really promising development, and we sincerely hope Tesaro do as they have promised and "shortly" really is shortly.

------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

one year at Oz vGaon, in memory of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali (video)








------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Yair Lapid: 'Bilateral Talks Won't Get Us Anywhere' (video)

Former finance minister MK Yair Lapid, chairman of Yesh Atid, joins VOI's Dov Lipman, a former MK from his party.
Lapid says he entered the political world as part of a spiritual quest to do something meaningful for himself, his children and his state. He discusses his party; his tenure as finance minister; foreign affairs; issues of religion and state; and his family.






------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Ethnicities of Israel: Iraqis (video)







------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

Related Posts

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...