Jews take to streets in outrage against Palestinian terror; wonder where is the demonstrable outrage from funded Jewish orgs?


Israeli protesters block traffic in Jerusalem: "Jewish blood is not cheap!"

Rabbis Avraham Goldberg, Moshe Twersky,
Arye Kopinsky, Kalman Levine-slain
Some 300 protesters from the Otzma Yehudit organization took to the streets of Jerusalem today in protest of this morning's terrorist massacre at a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood. The demonstration took place next to the capital's iconic String Bridge close to the central bus station. Activists called for "revenge," as well as calls for Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich to be fired for failing to deal with the ongoing and escalating Arab violence. 

"Aharonovich resign, Jewish blood is not cheap!" protesters chanted. The group then marched to nearby Yirmeyahu street and blocked traffic, and police responded by arresting six activists, including the head of the Lehava organization Bentzi Gopshtain. 

Also Tuesday evening, roughly 150 people protested in Haifa, northern Israel, calling on the government to act firmly in the face of this morning's terrorist attack.  (Israel National News)



New York Jews protest outside Palestinian mission

Palestine Mission to the UN encircled by Jewish protesters slamming what they called Palestinian incitement after deadly terror attack killed five people. A small yet dedicated group of Jews from New York took to the streets Tuesday after a deadly terror attack in a Jerusalem synagogue left five people dead, including three American-born and one British-born Israelis. A Druze police officer who was wounded while tackling one of the terrorists later succumbed to his wounds. 

Protesters slammed the Palestinian Authority for inciting violence against Jews, and decried the attack on worshipers within a religious site. Led by Rabbi Avi Weiss, demonstrators held up signs and placed them on the mission's door. US Secretary State John Kerry also called Tuesday, in the wake of the attack, for Palestinian leaders to end their incitement.  (YNet)

Jews Outside Palestinian Mission to UN Protest Jerusalem Attack 

Jews in the city gathered to condemn the synagogue attack in Jerusalem and remember the victims, including a rabbi who had personal ties in the city. NY1's Jon Weinstein filed the following report.

Dozens gathered in prayer but were filled with horror and outrage. Those are the words the demonstrators outside the Palestinian Mission to the United Nations used to describe Tuesday's terror attack in Jerusalem. The attackers walked into a Jerusalem synagogue with meat cleavers and a gun. Four people were killed, including three Americans. 

"As they opened up their mouth to say words of praise, words of prayer, words of peace, their tongues were cut off," said one person at the rally. 

"The blood of innocent human beings was shed this morning, and the world has not sufficiently expressed its outrage," said Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier of Fifth Avenue Synagogue.
Watch NY1's news story

Yehuda Glick Speaks About Shooting for the First Time


Yehuda Glick advocates for increased Israeli control over Temple Mount

Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist who was the target of an assassination attempt on Oct. 29th, is improving steadily, and received the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, as a visitor on Monday. He spoke to the Chief Rabbi for the first time about his ordeal.

"The gunman, Mutaz Hijazi, “approached me, stood opposite me, and of course I naively trusted him,” he told his visitor, recounting the moments of the attack. “He said to me: ‘I’m terribly sorry, but you are an enemy of Al Aqsa,’ and then he shot – boom boom… and then I saw someone, Shai [Shai Malka, CEO of Likud MK Moshe Feiglin's Jewish Leadership faction], and he said to me ‘Yehuda, we need you here, come!’ so we ran…”

Israeli Muslims massacre prayerful Jews with pistol & meat-cleaver, killing 4 American or British-Israeli Jews, 1 Druze policeman, wounding 7 others

(Photo courtesy: COL Live)
As the four victims of this morning's massacre at the Kehillat B'nai Torah Yeshiva Synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood were laid to rest Tuesday afternoon, Israelis are still in shock at the depravity of the attack on unarmed worshipers as they prayed. 


The four victims - Rabbi Moshe Twersky, 59, Rabbi Kalman Levine, 55, Aryeh Kopinsky, 43, and Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 68, (hy"d) - leave behind grieving widows and 24 orphans between them. Kopinsky, Levine and Twersky held dual US-Israeli citizenship after making aliya from America. Goldberg, a British-Israeli national, immigrated to Israel from Britain. 

Terrorists Ghassan and Uday Jamal stormed the synagogue early Tuesday morning armed with knives, a meat cleaver and a pistol, inflicting horrific wounds on their victims, which also included eight injured - four of them seriously. The terrorists were finally killed in a shootout with police. 

More and more details are now emerging from eyewitness accounts and photographs from the scene of the slaughter. Israel's government press office has released shocking pictures from the immediate aftermath, showing murdered worshipers still draped in their prayer shawls and wearing tefillin (phylacteries). "I was going for a morning walk and passing by on the road above the synagogue," she said. "Someone told me not to go any closer and that there was something big going on, but I walked down to see. "There were people running from the synagogue, and a man sitting on the pavement covered in blood, it looked like he has been stabbed," she said. 

"The police were already there, and when one of the terrorists emerged from the synagogue they shot him on the steps. "Two people came out with their faces half missing, looking like they'd been attacked with knives." As she spoke, medics brought out four bodies one by one, each wrapped in white plastic, and loaded them gently into ambulances. 

Grisly images from inside the synagogue showed prayer books and traditional white prayer shawls drenched in blood, and a wide arc of blood splattered across walls and bookshelves.

Fighting back tears, Moshe Eliezer said he had narrowly avoided being at the scene after oversleeping. "This is a yeshiva community. Ninety percent don't serve in the army. We're not violent," he said. Even Israeli emergency workers, who are no strangers to the bloody scenes of terrorist attacks, were shocked by the sheer scale and brutality of the slaughter.  

Moti Bukchi who went inside to help the wounded described scenes of horror. "The scene inside was harrowing, with a lot of blood," he told AFP. "Inside the synagogue some people were wounded by gunshots, others had chopped off limbs caused by a meat cleaver," he said. "We have seen things here for the first time - a man goes in with a meat cleaver and starts to attack people and chop off their limbs? That is something new." 
Attackers stripped of explosives

Another emergency worker and local resident, Eli Pollak, described what he saw as "one of the cruelest scenes I have ever witnessed." Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Yehuda Meshi-Zahav said what he saw resembled images from the holocaust. "I don't remember seeing a disaster scene as shocking as this, (the victims) were wrapped in talit (prayer shawls) and tefilin (phylacteries)," he said, describing "puddles, rivers of blood throughout the entire synagogue, siddurim (prayer books) thrown all over the floor - a sight that we only recognize from the Holocaust, from the period of the Holocaust." 

"These are Jews who got up early in the morning to pray to the Creator of the World, and in the middle of their prayers - in the middle of a religious act, of an act of faith, not of conflict - were attacked...I do not know what ismore shocking than this." 

Meanwhile, Palestinians celebrated the massacre. Evil: Arabs in Gaza wield axes and guns in a macabre ceremony celebrating the attacks Reuters In Gaza and Bethlehem revelers handed out candies and celebrated with passersby, while in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukhaber, where the two terrorists behind the attack lived, family members gleefully celebrated their "martyrdom." 


 "We responded with shouts of joy when we received the news about their deaths," Ala'a Abu Jamal said of his cousins Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal to Yedioth Aharonoth. "People here distributed candies to guests who visited us, and there was joy for the martyrs." The party didn't last long for the Abu Jamal's though; police raided the neighborhood and arrested 12 people, including several family members. 


Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has ordered the demolition of the terrorists' homes, and Interior Minister Gilad Erdan announced he will be expelling the wife of one of the killers from Jerusalem.  (Article by Ari Soffer in Israel National News).

CNN must have repurposed their Gaza War scoreboard to mis-characterize the unprovoked violent massacre by Israeli Muslims on the Jewish innocents, as this screenshot caption reflects.
Thousands of mourners attended a joint funeral for Kupinsky, Levine and Goldberg before sundown - held outside the synagogue where the attack occurred.  
A joint funeral for Kupinsky, Levine and Goldberg before sundown held outside the synagogue where the attack occurred
(Photo by Reuters via The Daily Mail and JooTube contributor, Yehuda Ashin, from the scene in Jerusalem).

Anti-Semitism dean queries L.A. congressional candidates on positions, avoiding Islamist anti-Semitism

Rabbi Abe Cooper, moderates debate between Elan Carr and Ted Lieu in L.A.
L.A. 33rd Congressional District candidates, Calif State Sen. Ted Lieu and L.A. Deputy District Attorney Elan Carr, held their final debate of 2014, at Congregation Beth Jacob in Beverly Hills. Watch the full debate here, moderated by Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Museum of Tolerance. The debate was organized through the auspices of www.CivicCares.Org.
 


State Sen. Ted Lieu, discussed his positions on the Middle East, Israel, and Palestine with DemoCast. He refers to the bill he co-sponsored to divest California state funds from the Iran and companies doing business with her.

 

Candidate, Deputy District Attorney Elan Carr expresses his views about upholding American support for Israel and opposing Islamist influence over US policies via Arab lobby groups such as C.A.I.R.


California State Senator Ted Lieu delivers award acceptance speech from the Council on American Islamic Relations of L.A. 16th Annual Banquet.

Israeli venture market on display by The Israel Conference in Los Angeles

The Israel Conference is a business conference across two days in Los Angeles that features the CEOs of companies that are innovating and are designing in Israel with products that reach the global market.  From multi-national firms through emerging growth and early stage, we bring together leading technology innovators and investors in High Tech / Media and Entertainment / TV / Film / Advertising / Mobile / Content / Gaming / Cloud / eCommerce / Financial Innovation / Security / Automotive / Clean Tech / Medical Tech / Consumer Products / Design coming out of Israel that are market-making and in demand.  

Conference moderator, Oded Vardi explains what he feels The Israel Conference provides its audience, its investors, and its companies.


The Israel Conference director, Sharona Justman, introduces Frank Williams, a gentile, UC Irvine student who leads business development trips to Israel.
Over 700 business executives will attend on Thursday October 30, 2014 and Friday October 31, 2014 in Los Angeles to meet leaders of significant businesses that do business in Israel and investors in Israeli companies.  The opportunities for new business are endless and exciting. Speakers represent the spirit of the inventiveness of the Israel market.  Attendees gain an insider’s understanding of the growth of both public and privately-held Israel-facing companies. www.TheIsraelConference.org    310-445-5388   Sixth Year!  More than a business conference, Israel Conference is an experience!

What effect will growing, domestic Islamists' terror attacks have on Jewish voters' attitudes, actions?

Canadian convert to Islam, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau,
 shot-up Canada's Parliament Oct. 22, 2014
”Canada attacks follow al-Qaida, Islamic State's instructions to a 'T',” AFP, October 23, 2014:
Two suspected extremists who killed Canadian soldiers in shooting and driving rampages followed instructions issued by Al-Qaida and the Islamic State group to the letter.
The country was left reeling Wednesday after a gunman shot dead a soldier and stormed parliament in Ottawa, just two days after another suspected Islamist militant ran over two military personnel with his car in Quebec, killing one. 
These deadly acts appear to follow what Al-Qaida has been preaching for years through articles or videos posted online, calling on recruits and volunteers to go it alone without specific orders or training. In late 2010, the English-language jihadist magazine Inspire, published from Yemen by American Muslim convert Adam Gadahn — known as “Azzam the American” — lauded individual jihad.
“Muslims in the West have to remember that they are perfectly placed to play an important and decisive part in the jihad against the Zionists and Crusaders… So what are you waiting for?” he asked in a video posted some time later. (courtesy JihadWatch)
Ottawa  jihad wake-up: As elections approach, Jewish-American global-affairs expert, Gary Ratner, explores the west's reluctant Islamism resistance.



Jewish-American sisters, Laura and Leigh Stein feel inspired towards civic patriotism, and explain their motivation as Americans and as Jews in preserving liberty by promoting candidates strong on defeating Islamist anti-Semitism and anti-American-ism. 



Congressional candidate, Deputy D.A. Elan Carr addressed an Israeli Magen David Adom (Israeli Red Cross) emergency preparedness fair in Los Angeles at the time of summer 2014 Hamas kidnapping of Israeli teens, which spurned to Operation Protective Edge to stop Islamist Hamas' terrorism. Carr explains what Israel represents for freedom and human rights amidst the Islamist Revolution- and why he encourages legislation to support her.


Congressional candidate Adam King of Central Los Angeles speaks with JooTube about Republican willingness to confront Islamism, and inhibit Obama's hurting popular support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu- who does stand strong against Islamism.

Watch Sukkot / Hoshana Raba in action with Moshav at The Happy Minyan

“You will take for yourselves on the first day [of Sukkot] the fruit of a citron tree, date-palm branches, twigs of a plaited tree, and willows of the stream; and you will rejoice before Hashem your God for seven days” (Leviticus 23:40).  

What do the lulav and esrog you see Jews carrying on Sukkot mean? JooTube visited the 613 Mitzvah store in Pico-Robertson where Rabbi Shimon Kraft sells etrogs and lulavs for $40 a pair. Moshe Klein and Jonathan Eyshi, then 10th-grade Yeshiva students at Mesivta Birkas Yitzchok in Los Angeles explain the lulav and esrog used in prayer during the Jewish holiday of the Tabernacles (Booths), the holiday of Sukkot which runs for a week, concluding October 15th with Hoshana Rabah.
 
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British-Jewish scholar, Rabbi Daniel Pinner writes: 
The Midrash explains the Four Species to represent four different kinds of Jews: “Just as the etrog has both pleasant taste and pleasant fragrance, so there are Jews who have both Torah-learning and good deeds… The date-palm has a pleasant taste but no fragrance, representing Jews who have Torah-learning but have no good deeds…The myrtle has a pleasant fragrance but no taste, representing Jews who have good deeds but no Torah-learning… And the willow which has neither fragrance nor taste represents Jews who have neither Torah-learning nor good deeds” (Vayikra Rabbah 30:12). All four species have to bepresent in order to fulfil the mitzvah; if any one of them is missing, then the Jew has not carried out the mitzvah at all (Rambam, Laws of Shofar, Sukkah and Lulav 7:5; Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 651:12); if, for whatever reason, one or more of the species is unavailable, then one shakes the others without saying the Brachah, in memory of the mitzvah which should have been  (Shulchan Aruch ibid.).  Read more of Be an Etrog on Arutz Sheva.
Rabbi Aaron Parry ("Complete Talmud for Dummies") explains the symbolism of the willow branches used in the Sukkot Hoshana Raba worship, originated in Israel's original, sovereign incarnation.



To get more of your questions about Judaism and Jewish ritual answered, purchase a copy of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmud" direct from Rabbi Parry here

Daniel Pinner concludes in Be An Etrog:
The myrtle with its pleasant fragrance but no taste, representing the Jew who has good deeds but no Torah-learning, survives for appreciably longer than the lulav with its pleasant taste but no fragrance, representing the Jew who has Torah-learning but no good deeds.  And finally we come to the etrog, with its pleasant taste and pleasant fragrance, representing the Jew who has both Torah-learning and good deeds.  The etrog remains fresh and fragrant and yellow (or green) for weeks.  Study and internalise the lesson of the Four Species.  Be an etrog-Jew! Contribute both pleasant taste and pleasant fragrance to the bundle of the Four Species, contribute both Torah-learning and good deeds to the community. The etrog-Jew is the Jew who survives, the Jew who endures.

Protesters shut-down Yom Kippur fowl-sacrifice - but is the leftists' outrage anti-Semitic?

JooTube takes you inside the Yom Kippur protest which got California Department of Food and Agriculture to shut down atonement ritual in Los Angeles last year for this year.

Jewish chicken-slaughtering operations ordered to shut down

Animal rights activists and some liberal Jews protest the practice of kaparot, in which sins are transferred to sacrificial chickens. (L.A. Times Sept 13, 2013)   By Martha Groves and Matt Stevens

The California Department of Food and Agriculture said Friday that it has ordered the shutdown of two Pico-Robertson operations that were participating in a traditional Orthodox Jewish ritual that involves the slaughtering of chickens.



"I told them what they're doing is against state law," said Rhett Dunn, a Food and Agriculture investigator. "They have to be properly registered."


 

Beit Aaron, a Sephardic Orthodox outreach organization, and Ohel Moshe, a synagogue, were performing the ritual -- known as kaparot (or kaparos)-- this week in the lead-up to Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.




Beit Aaron's operation was in a makeshift tent behind a building it rents on Pico Boulevard. Ohel Moshe's practitioners were operating out of a temporary plywood structure in the synagogue's parking lot, also on Pico. 

 

The ancient ritual, practiced by a relatively small group of very observant Orthodox Jews, aims to provide believers an opportunity to atone for their sins. A practitioner holds a chicken under the wings and circles it over the penitent's head or nearby, reciting an appropriate prayer. He then kills the chicken with a sharp blade and drains its blood. The chickens typically are then dressed and donated to charities such as the Midnight Mission.




Organizer, Rabbi Jonathan Klein of Faith Action for Animals says that more than 100 people attended and that some stayed to demonstrate late into the night.



Since the ceremony, activists including several staunch vegans and alarmed residents have taken to Pico Boulevard each evening, handing out fliers, setting up candlelight vigils and even bargaining with one kaparot manager to rescue chickens on the chopping block in exchange for protesting more peacefully.

 

 The demonstrations have sometimes gotten testy. Protesters and kaparot managers alike contend they've been peppered with anti-Semitic slurs. In one instance, police were called after a woman refused to exit a parking lot where she heard the screeching of fowl. By the time police arrived, she had walked down the block. No one was injured, and no arrests were made.

  

Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jewish people, begins Friday evening and ends Saturday evening.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman addressing Jewish National Fund Convention in L.A. withstands CodePink-LA disruption



Far-left anti-Zionist troublemakers, Code Pink, accomplished nothing but self-aggrandizement by interrupting Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the Jewish National Fund Convention at the Beverly Hilton Hotel today, September 15, 2014.



CodePink stands on their chairs to unfurl banners

Far-left anti-Zionist troublemakers from CodePink-L.A. interrupted Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to photograph and brag about.  Jodie Evans and Kristin Delfs held up a banner and Sophia Armen held up fake-bloodied hands to commemorate what they termed "the latest Gaza slaughter that left thousands dead." The audence shouted them down as security escorted them from the premises.

Having anticipated this disruption Mr. Lieberman continued his speech to the effect of 'I wonder what took them so long to get started and get thrown out?'


Jodie Evans, Kristin Delfs, and Sophia Armen boast their ignorance













Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman addressed J.N.F. regarding the Jewish identity crisis created by unaffordable Jewish education costs in his full speech, provided below by JooTube.TV. 


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Are Jews being tough enough to defeat Islamism against the west & Israel?


A poll conducted by the Fafo Foundation in the Palestinian Authority and Gaza Strip in 2005 found that 65% of respondents supported the September 11 attacks.

In 2001, several TV  networks (including MSNBC) broadcast footage of Palestinians celebrating the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans killed by Al Qaeda, blaming America, despite America's financial support for the Palestinians and advocating for their desired state on the West Bank and Gaza, despite the threats to Israel. 



Chart shows jihadist attackers identities, where they were from, and how they killed innocent people on September 11:
At the civic 9/11 ceremony in L.A. on September 11, 2011, Rabbi Mark Diamond addressed the gathered, interfaith audience at L.A. City Hall.  Neither the identities nor the cause or goals of the attackers were addressed by any of the speakers at the event. 




Cantor Aviva Rosenbloom of Temple Israel of Hollywood sings Psalm 23 in Hebrew and Rabbi Diamond leads the interfaith gathering in the prayer in English.




We were curious why the ceremony did not address the attackers identities or motives. We asked CAIR-LA Exec Dir Hussam Ayloush what justified the Islamists' attack on innocent New Yorkers.  We explored whom does Islam consider not "innocent" and justifiable to attack (and kill)?  Mr. Ayloush and Rabbi Steven Jacobs, of Woodland Hills (founder of the interfaith-promoting, Progressive Faith Foundation) are asked about how CAIR's support for Hamas' conquest fits into their interfaith relationship.

 

Muslim Public Affairs Council's Dr. Maher Hathout declares "All religions belong to God" (without reference to which god).


 
L.A. Archbishop Jose Gomez offers blessing at 9/11 interfaith ceremony




L.A.'s Interfaith Choir sings "Shalom Rav" at municipal September 11 Attacks Memorial Ceremony 9/11/11

On September 11, Israel acknowledges America's shared struggle against Islamist supremacism

US ambassador Dan Shapiro speaking at the September 11
 Memorial in Jerusalem.. (photo credit:KKL-JNF)
Israel is the only country in the Middle East which joins America every September 11th in mourning, commemorating the day in 2001 when jihadists from Al Qaeda dragged the U.S. into resisting the same Islamist jihadism which antagonizes Israel.

All 9/11 victims' names are inscribed
in the Jerusalem Living Memorial 
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke today about Israel's shared sorrow with the US over the attacks. "We remember that day thirteen years ago and we mourn with you on this day for the thousands who lost their lives in that horrific attack," Netanyahu said. "All of Israel mourns on September 11."

A memorial ceremony was held by the Jewish National Fund at the site of the 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem, honoring and remembering the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children who died at the hands of terrorists 12 years ago.

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro spoke at the ceremony along with other ambassadors from around the world, as well as representatives of the Israeli families who lost their loved ones in the attacks.

At the Van Nuys, California Fire Station 88 (which sent its firefighters who happened to be on the East Coast in 2001)  last Sept 11, Israel's Southwest US Consul General David Siegel set a floral vase gift sent from the Living Memorial- upon the altar to the NYC WTC and Pentagon victims. Consul Siegel spoke with JooTube about Israel's shared situation in resisting and defeating the forces of Islamism- especially those with WMD - such as chemical weapons in Syria.

 

The L.A.F.D. Stationhouse 88 sent 23, L.A. first-responders to the World Trade Center rescue effort. Assistant Chief Pat Butler stands before the Stationhouse' monument which holds structural remnants from the wreckage of NYC's World Trade Center and the US Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He gestures to the floral bouquet presented by Consul Siegel on behalf of Israel's Living Memorial.

The Jerusalem Living Memorial is the sole statue outside of America which recognizes all of the September 11th attack's victims' names and countries of origin. Watch its opening ceremony from 2009.



L.A.F.D. Ass't Chief Pat Butler accepted and comments on Israel's Living Memorial presenting a gift to the L.A. memorial.


 
The Fire Chief of Jerusalem, Shmuel Friedman, visited the L.A. Celebrate Israel Fair in 2012 with the Jewish National Fund- to raise donor funds to purchase additional emergency vehicles.  He discussed with JooTube the experience that their particular fire and rescue services encounter- and what they do with that knowledge which could benefit you.



What can L.A.F.D. and Israel's Fire and Rescue services teach each other? Ass't Chief Pat Butler discusses his visit and meeting to compare best-practices in Israel:



New York City held its first commemoration ceremony since the opening of the museum at the National September 11 Memorial, along with the adjoining repository for unidentified victims' remains.

A woman grieves at her husband's memorial at South Tower Memorial Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times/AP)