Archive for May, 2008

h1

§195 Underground Church in Iran

May 31, 2008
Advertisements
h1

§194 New apartment and stuff

May 24, 2008

My wife has already written about this in her blog, but I guess I should too.

Wednesday – our landlord called and told us he has sold our apartment. There’s a lack of apartments nowadays, and the prices are sky rocketing.

Thursday – I made a bunch of phone calls to almost every real estate agent who was advertising.

Friday (Yesterday) – I received a phone call from an agent about an apartment, we went to see it, said yes and gave them a delayed cheque for the first rent as a deposit.

Saturday (Today) – We will sign the contract in the evening when Shabat is over.

It’s really close to where we live now, it’s bottom floor, there’s a garden, it’s larger with bigger rooms.

We’re moving in July 1st. Wow, new job, new apartment… everything just happens at once, and at the best timing! Thing is, there’s no way we would be able to afford this new place if I had still been at my old job.

God is good!

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God
Rom 8:28

h1

§193 Burning the New Testament

May 22, 2008

Following the burning of New Testaments in Or Yehuda, described in this article:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1211288128832

There was a blogger who thought that this was great. Here’s the link to his blog:
http://samuraimohel.wordpress.com/2008/05/21/burn-that-new-testament-baby/#comments

This is what he wrote:

Christians in Israel and around the world are pissed because when Christian missionaries dumped thousands of New Testaments and other missionary pamphlets on Or Yehuda’s Ethiopian Jews, Deputy Mayor Uzi Ahron and some students gathered them up and burned them.

Well they should be pissed. Ahron and a bunch of kids thwarted their plan to convert a bunch of people from a third world Christian country who made great sacrifices to come to Israel. I’m sure the New Testament Bibles they burned represent probably 0.01 percent of the money that Christian missionary groups spend a year trying to destroy a few Jews and turn them into Christians.

What we need is an Uzi Ahron in every town in Israel.

But the Christians are still outraged. Who does Uzi Ahron think he is acting like Elijah the Prophet. But if those same Christians had a few hundred Mormon bibles or J’s Witnesses tracts or Scientology books dumped on their parishioners in order to convert them, WOULD THEY HESITATE ONE MINUTE BEFORE BURNING THEM?

It is the height of hypocrisy for the people who burned mass copies of Harry Potter and who are obsessed with the idea that Jewish Hollywood is trying to secularize them to whine when the people of Or Yehuda stood up for their religion.

The comparisons made by Christian missionary leaders in Israel, such as Messianic Spokeswhore Calev Myers are a load of crap. What happened in Or Yehuda was nothing like the burning of the Talmud in the middle ages. Do you know why? Because the Talmud was confiscated from Jews and burned.

If I went door to door dumping the Talmud on Christians in order to teach them to stop being Christians, they would have every damn right to burn it and I would be the one at fault for disrespecting the Talmud by using it as cheap giveaway ammo in a religious war.

Christians need to hold themselves accountable for treating their own New Testament Bible with such little respect and treating Jews with such contempt. It is their missionary activity that is repulsive and disgusting. It is they who have disrespected their own religion and their own teachings. It is they who have disrespected even their own New Testament which clearly says to leave people alone who don’t want to be evangelized. But what was good enough for Jesus, isn’t good enough for Christian missionaries who harass Jews and then whine when the books they dumped by the ton on them get burned.

Well I’ve got something to say about that. Go to hell. Literally.

Stop your posturing, stop sending in your phony stooges like Calev Myers or Victor Kalisher to express your phony outrage. You’re following a game plan and your endgame is the extermination of Judaism. We know it and you know it. And you know what, you won’t succeed. Because God said so.

What happened in Or Yehuda is what should be happening all over Israel where Christian missionaries under the guise of Messianic Jews are boring through every hole and hunting for Jews like their spiritual Nazi ancestors did.

The way to stop terrorism isn’t to kiss Christian ass. What has all that ass kissing and the sacrifice of souls gotten Israel except a Conservative Christian Republican administration doing its best to create a Palestinian terrorist state carved out of Israel’s living flesh?

You don’t stop terrorism through appeasement, either Muslim or Christian terrorism. You stop it by getting up and saying no more. We aren’t going to put up with it anymore. Light a fire and throw it all in there. The Nakba. Benny Morris. Yassir Arafat. Peace Now. And all the Missionary tracts being dumped on Israel.

If we want to survive as Jews then it’s time to fight for what we believe in 8 BCE style. Bring back Elijah and light that fire high. Burn baby, burn.

 

I wrote a comment. Since I’m not sure he will approve it, I’ll just copy what I had to say about this right here:

 

Comment by thatdudeyouknow on May 22, 2008 1:13 pm

I am not going to comment your personal opinions. You are entitled to have them, horrific as they may be. As it is your personal blog you are also entitled to be intolerant and to use vulgar language. But please let me correct a few mistakes you have in facts.

1 – “Destroying jews and turning them into Christians” is a very simple, but very vauge phrase. It would be clear enough if there was a simple difference between Christian and Jew. If belief was Jesus was it, then you would be correct. The question is, does it destroy the jew? Isn’t a jew always a jew no matter his beliefs? And which jew is better? The secular who smokes on Shabat and eats pork, or the messianic who keeps kosher and shabat and believes in Jesus? By using this phrase you simplify the reality too much.

2 – If Messianic Jews were to receive scientology, j’s witness or mormon literature, they would most probably throw them awat discreetly and not collect them from people, burn them publicly and make unecessary headlines. I hope you understand that these headlines have only made things worse for the anti-missionary movement in Israel. The more exposed the Messianic Jews are in the media, the greater the interest. More people will read the New Testament saying “Let’s see what all the fuss is about”. More people will turn against orthodox and haredi judaism. If you speak Hebrew, look up the original article on the Maariv website (NRG) and see the comments made in Hebrew by israelis. 90% condemn the burning.

3 – I can agree with you on some level that the book burning here is not the same as in Germany in the 30’s, since back then the books were confiscated. Still, it’s a fact that people associate to it, including common israelis condemnig the act. You can’t ignore that. Besides, it’s the same hate, and the same wish to “burn away the evil among us” that is behind both book burnings. Where they start to burn books, they will soon enough burn people.

4 – You talk about hypocrisy, referring to book burnings of Harry Potter. Guess what? No one considers Harry Potter holy. Besides, it’s really not the same people. You can’t refer to “christians” as one single entity. I might as well just say that it’s the hight of hypocrisy of orthodox jews to be against Messianic missionaries when the Chabad-Lubavitch movement give out literature and promote their beliefs just as much. I’m not saying that because I know that not every religious jew is a chabadnik.

5 – Last but not least, the outrage of Calev Myers and Victor Kalisher is not phony. The Christian support of Israel is not phony. There’s no game plan and no extermination of judaism. Of course christians believe that all will be christians in the end, just like you believe that all will believe in judaism in the end (…kol bnei basar yikeru bishmecha lehafnot eleicha kol rishei arets. Yakiru veyedu kol yoshvei tevel ki lecha tichra kol berech, tishava kol lashon … vayekablu kulam et ol malchutcha vetimlocha aleyhem mehera leolam vaed). But the reason they support Israel is not because they hope to convert (except some extreme cases). It’s simply because they believe in the tanach (they have their own complex explanation why they don’t keep the Torah, let’s not get into that – point is that they still do believe in it), and they read that “Orereicha aror umevarecheycha baruch” (Gen 27:29). They wish to be blessed and believe that by blessing Israel they will be blessed.

6 – You say that “The way to stop terrorism isn’t to kiss Christian ass. What has all that ass kissing and the sacrifice of souls gotten Israel except a Conservative Christian Republican administration doing its best to create a Palestinian terrorist state carved out of Israel’s living flesh?”. You are wrong. The pro-israeli christian community is opposing the creation of a palestinian state. Van Der Hoeven openly support Netanyahu and contributes to the building of settlements. The CFI (Christian Friends of Israel) have donated to the building of a dining room and daily food for a jewish religious school in a settlement. In what way is that missionary? Contributing to a religious school is rather encouraging judaism, don’t you think?

Finally, I encourage the phrase of “I respect your beliefs and ideas if you respect mine. Deal?” And rather than forbidding missionary work I encourage the idea of freedom of expression. You give me some missionary tractates of yours, I’ll give you some of mine. We’ll both learn something.

h1

§192 Darfur

May 21, 2008

Hello everyone. Life is good. I love my new job. In a few days I might be available for blog reading and blog writing again. In the meanwhile, please read this below email that I received from my sister a few days ago. Help all you can. Raise awareness. Do something. The eyes of the world are pointed at Israel and China, while the Darfuri’s are being massacred.

I don’t know how much sending emails to Bush will help. But do that too. Anything that can be done should be done.

 

Dear Friend,

Violence in Sudan is escalating. The Justice and Equality
Movement, a Darfuri rebel group, attacked Khartoum on Saturday
in an attempt to topple the Sudanese regime. The government has
reportedly stopped the attempt.

In retaliation to the attacks, there is already news of
widespread atrocities against Darfuri civilians.

Reports indicate that the government is detaining, torturing and
killing Darfuris in and around Khartoum, and that janjaweed
militias have commenced attacks in North Darfur. The
international community must demand an immediate end to
atrocities, speed up deployment of peacekeepers, and make clear
to all sides that there is no violent solution to this conflict.

I just sent a message to President Bush urging him to use all
diplomatic and economic tools necessary to help end attacks
against innocent Darfuri civilians. Will you join me?
http://action.savedarfur.org/campaign/escalation

The situation in Darfur is dire. Violence is affecting every
aspect of life in Darfur, including food supplies. The U.N. has
been forced to cut its food aid shipments in half because its
trucks are often hijacked before they get to the people in need.

President Bush must immediately use the full force of American
diplomacy to urge all sides to exercise restraint, protect
civilians, and to begin a just and inclusive peace process.
President Bush must also use the U.S. presidency of the U.N.
Security Council in June to ensure full deployment of the UNAMID
peacekeeping force for Darfur, and to punish those who attack
civilians.

The international community is falling tragically short of our
mandate and our moral obligation in Darfur. There is hope, but
only if the most powerful actors on the world stage are serious
about ending the genocide.

Please click the link below to demand that President Bush take
swift action to successfully carry out this peacekeeping mission
and protect the people of Darfur.
http://action.savedarfur.org/campaign/escalation?rk=u7drfmsqxugXW

******************************
This email is Powered by Convio, Inc.

http://www.convio.com

******************************

h1

§191 New job

May 20, 2008

Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life.

Life will never be the same again.

Come to think of it… it’s past midnight. So it’s actually today.

I’m going to sleep.

h1

§190 I like this one

May 15, 2008

I think I’ll stick with this one. Now I just have to edit the post with the comics to be with links instead of pictures.

I’m starting the new job this Tuesday and I’m all excited about it! *jumping up and down*

Now I need to see if I can figure out how to do second derivations to functions that are stumot. I wonder what that term is in the Englishized Latin that are used in math terms… all math terms are always translated to Hebrew. I knew how to do nigzeret quite a few years before I found out it’s called derivation in almost every other language on earth.

A function that is stuma means that it can’t be written as y = blablabla with x, but is rather written as blablabla with x and y = 0. Must be a name for that in the Latin terminology that we all love so very very much.

h1

§189 The art of blog design

May 15, 2008

If anyone has a great idea of what to do about my blog please help me.

If you’ve noticed, I’ve changed it twice the last week. My demands are humble, but I can’t find any default WordPress themes that fit. The one I have now is better than the last one, but it’s not perfect.

I need it to look good – preferably green, really green. Or maybe something that looks brownish old and rusty and sophisticated? I don’t know, something that I can relate to.
I need it to be wide enough to contain those comics I published last time (that’s why this thing came up now. The one I used before wasn’t wide enough)
I need it to have a customizable header – because one of these days I will try to design a cool header with photo/s of me.

I guess I’ll keep pondering how to do this, and ask my wife to guide me.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, eating all the gum drops he can see…