Sunday, April 24, 2011

Come On Down
by: Schvach Yid

First (perhaps not) it was Billy Graham (is he still alive?), then it was Burt Lancaster – well, it was Burt Lancaster in a movie impersonating (I assume) Billy Graham, and now,
Live From Frankfurt Germany (actually, it’s a video), it’s the Moslems doin’ the same thing – in German (was sonst?).

And here is a video courtesy of Pamela Geller of the Atlas Shrugs blog site, at:

It’s a mixed message. The ‘heroine’ castigates Hitler, then implores Germans to stand up to defend their country (‘Germany, rise up’ – we’ve heard that one in the past, from the ‘castigate’ himself).

You know, some things really never change at all.
Well, I Think it’s Funny
by: Schvach Yid

From Chaptzem Blog, at:

Monday, April 04, 2011
Rabbi attacked by African killer bees in Zimbabwe

A rabbi handing out matzah and wine for Passover to Jews in Zimbabwe was attacked by a swarm of African killer bees.Moshe Silberhaft, the spiritual leader and executive director of the African Jewish Congress known as "The Traveling Rabbi," was making a pre-Passover visit to the 190 Jews left in the beleaguered capital of Harare when he was attacked by the bees while walking from the Ashkenazi synagogue to the Sephardi synagogue on the Shabbat of April 2.

One rule I was taught long ago, was that either a Jew is Ashkenasic or Sephardic. This has import, I assume, not so much in one’s everyday life as a Jew, but certainly in the minhag one follows for Pesach, and that one doesn’t get to choose which. I don’t know the halachot concerning this matter, but I do wish the injured rabbi a rafuah shlemah.

Have a good Yontif.