Yad Vashem Amends Yom Hashoah Prayers To Include Jews From Arab Countries


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial has amended the memorial prayer for the dead recited on Yom Hashoah to include Jews in Arab countries.

The Yizkor prayer had asked God to remember “all the souls of all the communities of Beit Israel in the European Diaspora” who died in the Holocaust. In the amended prayer the word European is removed, Haaretz reported.

The El Malei Rachamim prayer has called for God to “give rest on the wings of the Divine Presence, amongst the holy, pure and glorious who shine like the sky, to the soul of all the souls of the six million Jews, victims of the Holocaust in Europe.” Europe has been removed.

The changes already appear on Yad Vashem’s website.

They were spurred by a high school student, the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor from Libya, who attended her local Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony and was disappointed that the prayer did not apply to her grandfather. The 12th-grader from Zichron Yaakov wrote to the ceremony organizers, who had taken the prayer from Yad Vashem and took the teen’s letter to the Jerusalem center.

“There is no one version of the Yizkor prayer and it’s known that at memorial ceremonies for various communities and organizations, they adapt it as is fitting,” Yad Vashem said in June in response, according to Haaretz, but noted that it had changed the text to be “more accurate.”

The Yad Vashem website has addressed the impact of the Holocaust on Jews in countries like Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, according to the report.

This story “Yad Vashem Edits Yom Hashoah Prayer To Add Arab Jews” was written by Marcy Oster.

The Mishnah Says – Berachoth 2.2

“Rabbi Yehoshua ben Korchah said, Why does [the passage of] “Shema” precede [the passage of] “Vehayah im shamoa“? Only so one will first accept upon himself the yoke of Heaven’s sovereignty, and afterwards accept upon himself the yoke of the commandments.

The Shema section begins with the verse (Deuteronomy 6:4): Hear, O Israel, Hashem is our God, Hashem is the One and Only. This declaration affirms the existence and absolute unity of God, and constitutes a recognition and acceptance of His sovereignty.


Accepting God’s sovereignty logically precedes acceptance of His dictates. Only one who views himself as a subject of the King will obey His commands.” Yad Avraham [2.2],  Seder Zeraim Vol. I, Berachoth Chapter Two: Hayah Korei  – Artscroll Mishnah Series

UN atomic watchdog finds nuclear material at Iran site exposed by Netanyahu

World Israel News (WIN)

In September, the Israeli premier said Iran had a “secret atomic warehouse” outside its capital. New IAEA findings verify Netanyahu’s assertion.

By World Israel News Staff

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it found evidence of radioactive activity in a Tehran warehouse, Channel 13 reported Thursday evening.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a speech at the U.N. General Assembly in September, accused Iran of keeping a “secret atomic warehouse” just outside its capital, despite the 2015 deal with world powers that was meant to keep it from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Holding up a poster-board map of an area near Tehran, the Israeli leader said Iranian officials were keeping tons of nuclear equipment in a warehouse near a rug-cleaning operation.

“You have to ask yourself a question: Why did Iran keep a secret atomic archive and a secret atomic warehouse?” Netanyahu asked the world leaders. “What Iran hides, Israel will find,” he stated.

The IAEA reportedly investigated the allegations and confirmed that Iran has indeed been storing illicit nuclear materials in the warehouse.

Netanyahu spoke by telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday evening, a spokesman for the prime minister said. They discussed regional developments and security issues, focusing especially Iran.

Netanyahu expressed his appreciation for Trump’s intention to increase sanctions on Iran, the spokesman said.


The Jewish Monarchy:

The Jewish Monarchy:The Torah says the People of Israel are to be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation! Shmoth (Exodus) 19.6 “and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.” In Devarim (Deuteronomy) 17.15 the Torah says that when the Jews enter the land of Israel, they shall appoint a king over themselves. Based on this, Maimonides writes that when the Jews entered the land of Israel, they were commanded to do three things: appoint a king, destroy the Amalekites and build a Temple. Maimonides writes further that in the Messianic era a Jewish king will arise and restore Jewish sovereignty, build the Temple in Jerusalem and ingather the exiles. In I Samuel 8.8, however, it says that the Jews were condemned for requesting a king. This seems to be inconsistent.

There is a distinction between the appointment of a king as a substitute for the Al-mighty, as in Samuel’s time, (with Shaul) and the appointment of a king as a channel to become closer to G-D (as in the case of King David, his “Last Ordinance” (Devray HaYamim – 1 Chronicles 23.27) and Tehillim (Psalms) 51). Deuteronomy 17:14,15; 30.1-10, Mishnah Torah, Laws of Kings, Ch. 1. Specifically, Devarim says, “…whom the L-RD thy G-D shall choose.” HaShem chose David as King forever; while the People of Israel chose Shaul! Repentance is the Key to the Kingdom! Hoshea 3.5: “afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the L-RD their G-D, and David their king; and shall come trembling unto the L-RD and to His goodness in the end of days.” (Here, seek or inquire after, implies during the era of the resurrection of the dead.)

The people asked for a king “for themselves” [“to be like all other nations”] rather than a king for HaShem’s sake “as a channel to become closer to G-D through Teshuvah (Return or Repentance) and Tehillim (Exaltation of HaShem)!” King David appointed by his Last Ordinance the Levites “to stand every morning to thank and praise the L-RD, and likewise at even;” (Devray HaYamim – 1 Chronicles 23.27).

“Is it not wheat harvest today?” 1 Samuel 12.17 (Thunder and rain prevented the people from harvesting the wheat for the ritual of Bikkurim (First-fruits – Devarim [Deuteronomy] 26.1-11) and of honoring the Kohanim and Levites….)

I presume that the Torah commands the use of the Urim and Thummim to decide when to go out to war. B’midbar 27.21, Shmoth 28.30, 1 Samuel 28.6, Ezra 2.63

Presumably, the King is to Consult the High Priest and the L-RD would give an answer by the Urim or Thummim excluding the King from making such a decision of his own volition – hence Samuel objects to the type of king they asked for, one like the nations around them; rather than one in subjection to the High Priest and the Will of HaShem through the Urim and Thummim. They rejected HaShem’s Kingship and asked for a king to lead them out and in from war like the nations around them who do not know HaShem ! 1 Samuel 8.5, 20 (“that we also may be like all the nations.”)

HaShem does not want Israel to “be like all the nations” but to be distinct, set apart, a holy kingdom. Shmoth (Exodus) 19.6 (“and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.”) “He declareth His word unto Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation; and as for His ordinances, they have not known them. HalleluYah.” and see: Devarim (Deuteronomy) 4.8 – “And what great nation is there, that hath statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?” Similarly, in Genesis 35:11 God says to Jacob, “I am El Shaddai: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins”. “[…] and kings shall come out of thy loins” IMPLIES a Kingdom with Kings.

Moreover, it says, “Howbeit the L-RD, the G-D of Israel, chose me out of all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever; for He hath chosen Judah to be prince, and in the house of Judah, the house of my father, and among the sons of my father He took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel; 1 Chronicles 28.4
Here, (1 Chronicles 28.4) for ever and all Israel implies that David is King (Prince1 as in, Sar Sarim, see Daniel 8.25) during the era of the resurrection of the dead! As our Sages said, that: ‘‘The days of your life’ [would mean only] this world, ‘all the days of your life’ [is written] to include the Days of Mashiach. (Mishnah Brachot 1, 5).

In every place that Tehillim is sung to HaShem, there HaShem and king David reign as it is written, “Yet Thou art holy, O Thou that art enthroned upon the praises of Israel.” Tehillim 22.3 Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea shall be your border.” Devarim 11.24.

1“And I the L-RD will be their G-D, and My servant David prince among them; I the L-RD have spoken.” Ezekiel 34.24 Under David’s leadership during the Messianic Era, the Theocratic Monarchy instituted by Nevi Shmuel (the Prophet Samuel, see 1 Samuel 11.14-15) shall revert back to HaShem; therefore it is written “and My servant David prince among them.”

Berachoth: The Mishnah Says

The Mishnah Says: Mazkirin yetziyath Mitzrayim ba’layloth.

We Mention the Exodus from Egypt at night.
Rabbi Elazar ben Azarya said:  “I am like a seventy year old man and yet I did not merit that the Exodus from Egypt must be mentioned at night until Ben Zoma explained (darsha) the verse: ‘In order that you remember the day you left the Land of Egypt all the days of your life.’ ‘The days of your life’ [would mean only] the days, [the addition of the word] ‘all the days of your life’ [indicates that it includes] the nights. And Chachamim (the Sages) say that: ‘‘The days of your life’ [would mean only] this world, ‘all the days of your life’ [is written] to include the Days of Mashiach. (Mishnah Brachot 1, 5)

Rabbi Elazar ben Azarya said:  “I am like a seventy year old man […].

“The Gemara (28a) relates, this was the result of a miracle which occurred to him. The Sages wished to appoint Rabbi Elazar ben Azarya president of the Sanhedrin at the youthful age of eighteen ([…]). His wife advised him not to accept the position, for it was unbefitting for a man of his youth to expound in front of the Sages. A miracle occurred and his hair turned white, giving him the distinguished appearance of a man seventy years old.” Yad Avraham Berachoth, Pages 90-91. Mishnayoth Seder Zeraim, Vol. I.


PM ‘can’t recall’ he provided IDF chopper to billionaire friend

“A transcript released Monday proports to be a record of an interrogation into an occasion where Netanyahu allegedly arranged a military chopper to transport Milchan and Indian industrialist Ratan Tata to Jordan for a meeting with King Abdullah regarding a planned construction of a joint Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian inexpensive car industry.”
Netanyahu’s memory failed him when asked to confirm he provided chopper transport to his benefactor for the promotion of his business nor could he recall any other occasions such treatment was given

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to confirm during a police interrogation if he provided an Israeli military helicopter to benefit his billionaire friend, according to transcripts released Monday.



As the date of Netanyahu’s pre indictment hearing nears, on corruption charges in case 1000, which may include receiving bribes amounting to NIS1 million in gifts from wealthy benefactors Arnon Milchan and James Packer, in exchange for favors.

The gifts allegedly included a steady stream of Cuban cigars and Champaign as well as jewels. Netanyahu has denied the allegations.


Netanyahu benefactor Arnon Milchan (Photo: AP)

Netanyahu benefactor Arnon Milchan (Photo: AP)


Milchan’s personal assistant has testified to the gifts being delivered to the Prime Minister and his wife. Portions of her testimony have become public Sunday on Israel’s channel 12 and refer to people working for the prime minister having to pay for expensive cigars for Netanyahu and not being reimbursed. These allegations are also being denied by the prime minister and his loyalists including those mentioned in the testimony.


Prime Minister and Mrs. Sara Netanyahu (Photo: Herzliya Studios)

Prime Minister and Mrs. Sara Netanyahu (Photo: Herzliya Studios)


A transcript released Monday proports to be a record of an interrogation into an occasion where Netanyahu allegedly arranged a military chopper to transport Milchan and Indian industrialist Ratan Tata to Jordan for a meeting with King Abdullah regarding a planned construction of a joint Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian inexpensive car industry.


The interrogation was conducted by National Fraud Unit commander, Brigadier General Koresh Bar Nur.


Bar Nur: Did you ask for a chopper to take Milchan to Jordan?


Netanyahu: I don’t remember, possibly, I don’t remember.


Bar Nur: why?


Netanyahu: Its possible


Bar Nur: Did you give your permission to the military? To Mossad?


Netanyahu: It’s entirely possible, possibly.


Bar Nur: Is that acceptable?


Netanyahu: Why not? Why not?


Bar Nur: Is that acceptable to arrange a state-owned chopper?


Netanyahu: first of all, there were cases, there are such cases and the air force, what are you talking about?


Bar Nur: What? For private businesspeople?


Netanyahu: Tell me are you talking to me? People come here, contribute to the country, they get tours.


Bar Nur: but they were not here to contribute.


Netanyahu: they were here to contribute.


Bar Nur: are you in the habit of arranging choppers?


Netanyahu: hold on, hold on, I see it as.. listen…


Police Fraud Unit chief Bar Nur

Police Fraud Unit chief Bar Nur


Bar Nur tried to get Netanyahu to remember a specific time he arranged a chopper for other visiting businessmen, but the prime minister was unable to recollect any such incident. 

Bar Nur pushed on asking if the Israeli taxpayer was supposed to pay for such use of a military chopper to which the prime minister responded “you are asking me about choppers?


Bar Nur: You pick up the phone and organize a chopper?


Netanyahu: I will tell you now why I organized a chopper for them, if I organized the chopper.


Bar Nur: You had.


Netanyahu: If I had, I will tell you why.


Bar Nur: who did you call? The military?


Netanyahu: I don’t recall.


After more questions back and forth Netanyahu told his interrogator:


Netanyahu: I will tell you why your theory is inconsistent with the facts. There is a aggregation of huge things I believe in, an economic peace, and along comes someone with a plan the fits perfectly into my vision of a free trade zone with Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians, I love it, and will an Indian industrialist, this is huge. I didn’t think Milchan was involved. I am focused on Indian. Do you have any idea how this will affect Israel?


Bar Nur: We were talking about a chopper, sir.


Netanyahu: no, no, listen to me.


Bar Nur: Now you’re giving a speech.


The Prime Minister’s Office released the following statement in response: “What the investigator failed to understand is today clear to all. Prime Minister Netanyahu was promoting strategic relations with India, which has since become a premier ally of Israel, and was also promoting the vision of an economic peace, which was now manifested in the Bahrain Conference.”


Today in hindsight, the vision led by the prime minister promoted the strategic relations with India. Netanyahu was guided by Israeli national interests.


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