Saturday, January 28, 2006

Working On Saturday?

On friday Jan. 20, it snowed during the night. For weeks, the midwest US had been blessed with warmer weather. No snow for weeks. Only rain. Winter had become a memory.

The earth seems to be warming up. Maybe it's G-d giving us 'el nino' warm weather. Maybe its man's use of fossil fuels polluting the earth and shrinking the earth's ozone. Because of the warmer weather, bills for heating my apartment buildings have been much less. Even including the winter hikes in gas and electric; the bills have been much less then usual.

Last friday, it finially snowed. I was happy to be with my kids outside. Saturday was the perfect opportunity to take my kids sledding in the snow.

I'm a traditional Jewish man. I keep the laws of Torah. I observe keeping shabbos, which means no working from friday nite till saturday nite.

After spending saturday afternoon sledding with my kids, we came back to the house and finished shabbos eating dinner. We sang the 'shabbat shalom' song. Another Shabbos was finished. Later that nite, I went to play my messages from my office answering machine. I don't use the phone on shabbos. I let the answering machine get it. Only if its an emergency will I use the phone or answer work related calls.

There was a message from Mrs. Feinstein. She's an elderly Jewish lady, living in one of my buildings. The message was as follows, "It snowed on friday nite. I've waited all day saturday and nobody has shoveled the sidewalks or stairs. Your run a terrible business. The previous landlord shoveled the sidewalks on the weekends. You can't come out on saturday and shovel the sidewalks?"

I called Mrs. Feinstein back and told her I am shoveling the sidewalks clear on sunday. I told her I'm Jewish and I don't work on saturday because its shabbos, the day of rest.

The elderly tenant started screaming at me. She said she was Jewish and she worked all the time on shabbos.

I said, "Well, thats your choice. I'm a traditional Jew. I don't work on shabbos."

Changing the subject, Mrs. Feinstein said, "why did you move all the bikes to the other side of the basement?"

I told her, "I moved all the bikes to the other side of the basement because I built a storage room where they used to be."

She kept up the questions. She said, "can't you come out and move the bikes back?"

"No," I said. "Its my building and my land. I can do with it as I wish. I had to build a storage room to store the equipment and machines that I need to manage the building properly."

With that Mrs. Feinstein backed off. Realizing that I was a landlord who takes charge, she finially started to understand. "Ok," she said, "You seem to know your business better then me."

"Yes, thank you for understanding, I said.

"I didn't know before why the snow was not cleared away, but now I understand," she said. "I respect that you don't work on saturday. I didn't understand that before you called."

"No problem, Mrs. Feinstein. I'm glad we could clear this up," I said.

I hung up the phone, and I smiled. Maybe I shed some light in the mind of an assimilated Jew. Who knows, maybe I planted the seed in her head, to respect our deep Jewish traditions. Keep the shabbos and be a proud Jew.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Hamas--Democraticly Elected Murders

The election of Hamas has shown to a surprised world, Arabs prefer to elect leaders dedicated to killing Jews!

The majority of world media, world leaders and world think tank organizations all agree that Hamas will have to change into a less radical organization once Hamas assumes power in the PA. Once again, world opinion is dead wrong.

Hamas is dedicated to killing Jews and destroying Israel. No amount of world pressure will change that. According to Hamas, its a religious war. Israel and the Jews must be destroyed because the Koran says so. The Jews are the enemies of all of Islam. There can be no compromises. Israel must be removed from the region. Hamas wants to liberate all of 'Palestine.' Hamas will not stop until Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifia and all of Israel is destroyed and replaced by an Arab state. To think otherwise is a dangerous lethal dream.

For the past 12 years, the 'fake peace' of Oslo has brought us Fatah and the PLO refashioned as the PA. Leftist minded newspapers published a mountain of lies and illusions saying over and over the PA, under the rule of Arafat and Fatah, would be a peace partner to Israel. Arafat regularly spoke out of both sides of his mouth. In english Arafat was famous for speaking of peace and co-existance with Israel. In arabic, Arafat spoke only of continuing the terrorism, continuing the fighting and continuing killing the Jews.

Now the Arabs have democratically elected Hamas. Now the Arabs true colors are showing. Now the Arabs have as their official public mission the total destruction of Israel. 'Death to all Jews,' is Hamas' electorial campaign slogan. Hitler's Nazis would be proud. No amount of sugar coating or diplomatic language will change the Arabs basic nature. Hamas is, and always will be, a terrorist group dedicated to killing all Jews and destroying all of Israel.

Hamas is the child of Islam. Hamas seeks to re-establish the Islamic empire. Hamas is totally dedicated to the rule and domination of Islam over all peoples.
"We have a prophet by whom we will conquer all men." (Ishaq 471)
Hamas' goal of death to all Jews and destruction of Israel mirrors the goals of Islam. Muhammad, Islam's sole founder and greatest terrorist murderer said,
"Killing disbelievers is a small matter to us." (Tabari IX:69)
Muhammad admitted that he's a terrorist.
"I have been made victorious with terror." (Bukhari V4:52:220)

In case any of the world media, world leaders or world Arab leftist sympathizers are still dreaming that Hamas is not a blood thirsty terrorist group, here is a recent direct quote from the Hamas web site.

Two Hamas terrorists are quoted as saying:
“My message to the loathed Jews is that there is no G-d but Allah, we will chase you everywhere! We are a nation that drinks blood, and we know that there is no blood better than the blood of Jews. We will not leave you alone until we have quenched our thirst with your blood, and our children’s thirst with your blood. We will not leave until you leave the Muslim countries.”

The second Hamas suicide bomber terrorist, in front of the Hamas green banner, says:
“In the name of Allah, we will destroy you, blow you up, take revenge against you, (and) purify the land of you, pigs that have defiled our country. . . . This operation is revenge against the (Jews) sons of monkeys and pigs. . . . Jihad is the only way to liberate Palestine — all of Palestine — from the impurity of the Jews.”

On the Hamas web site, the second terrorist bomber is then shown saying goodbye to his mother. The Arab mother is then shown dressing her son with an explosive bomb belt. What a mother! Normal mothers dress their kids in nice clothes to go off to school with. Arab mothers dress their kids in bombs to kill themselves and as many Jews as possible. The Arab son then tells his mom not to grieve on his, “wedding day with the Maidens of Paradise. . . . Be happy and not sad, because in the name of Allah, after death is merciful Allah’s paradise.”

After the video was made, the two men went to a frontier crossing and killed an Israeli soldier. That attack took place more than a year ago, on Dec. 7, 2004. The fact that Hamas is airing it now shows Hamas has not changed its depraved views of killing Jews or its methods just because Hamas won an election. Hamas leaders have made it clear that they reserve the right to use suicide bombings as a means of continuing to fight Israel. Hamas' goal of liberating “all of Palestine" by which they mean Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem and all of Israel, remains unchanged.

I pray that Israel, and the rest of the world, wake up to the real threat of these blood thirsty terrorist murders before a mega terrorist attack happens. May G-d continue to guide and protect His chosen people of Israel. Amen.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

G-d Is In Charge!

If you've survived through a natural disaster like a huricane, tornado or tsnuami, you have to admit, G-d is in charge. On a truly vast scale, on a biblical scale, the southern United States has been hit hard. Only the truly blind refuse to see G-d and His work.

On Monday, Jan. 17, 2006 mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, speaking on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, said the huricanes Katrina and Rita were a sign that "G-d is mad at America." Mayor Nagin went on to say, "Surly G-d is mad at America. He sent us huricane after huricane after huricane, and its destroyed and put stress on this country."

Mayor Nagin believes, like so many millions of Americans plainly see, G-d is in charge. He sent these huricanes as His judgement. We have fallen short of helping our fellew man. Showing kindness and above all G-d is mad that President Bush and Sec. of State Rice pressured Israel to withdraw from Jewish Gaza in southern Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Sharon, under intense pressure from US President Bush withdrew and destroyed Jewish Gaza, biblically part of southern Israel. Bush and Sharon destroyed part of southern Israel, so G-d destroyed part of the southern US. This is the justice of G-d. Clear and simple. G-d is in charge!

Prime Minister Sharon, under pressure from President Bush withdrew from southern Israel.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

2005 Year of Triple Huricanes, Tsunamis & Floods

Now the huricane season is finished, I can calm down and relax. 2005 has been a record breaking year. G-d sent huricanes, Katrina, Rita and Wilma to remind anyone stupid enough to forget, G-d is in charge.
The southern United States is still in demolition mode. After Aug. 29, hundreds of southern towns don't exist anymore. Many towns were completely washed away by huricane Katrina. The massive flooding damaged thousands of businesses and houses. Beloxi, Gulfport, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama are rebuilding. After being hit hard by huricane Rita on Sept 24, many Texas towns around the Galvaston area are faced with thousands of homes damaged.
New Orleans, a city of over a half million people, is slowly being rebuilt too. About a 150,000 people have returned. Many people now working to rebuild New Orleans, are new immigrant workers from Mexico. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have not returned to the South, and may never return. Over 2 million southern Americans lives are forever changed by the vast devastation.
New Orleans was hit especially hard. The flooding was on a biblical scale. Three fourths of New Orleans and its suburbs are destroyed. Whole neighborhoods are left uninhabitable. What's left of much of New Orleans has to be demolished. Some houses can be saved by ripping out the first floors and rebuilding. Many houses silently stand as large tombstones. Most of New Orleans, its suburbs and surrounding towns are a total loss. New Orleans french quarter is coming back to life because its the only part of the city saved from double flooding caused by huricanes Katrina and Rita. Curfews have been lifted. Tourists are coming to see the devastation on tour buses. Dead bodies, or parts of them, are still being found. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are getting used to being refugees in their own country. Many people will never return to New Orleans. The trauma caused by the huricanes was too great.
In south Florida, the Fort Lauderdale/Miami and Florida Keys areas are slowly rebuilding from being hit by huricanes Katrina and Wilma. Electricity's finially back on in Ft. Lauderdale area. I see blue plastic tarps covering about a third of the roofs when I drive down I-75 and I-95 expressways. I see 'For Sale' signs everywhere in the Keys. In the neighborhoods around my Key Largo house, a fresh crop of houses have gone up for sale. Throughout Broward and Miami/Dade countys, thousands of trees are gone, unable to withstand the 2 huricanes.
For millions of American homeowners and landlords across the South, bills are now coming due. People are strained to pay monthly mortgages on houses that don't have roofs. Insurance companies have raised rates and escrow monthly payments by hundreds of dollars starting Feb. 1. The same insurance companies have not paid out claims yet to thousands of people. Peoples lives hang in balance, as insurance companies move at a snails pace paying claims. The South's slowly rebuilding, but wounds from the huricanes run deep. Wounds are still fresh and raw, but with faith and prayers people are now rebuilding and helping each other survive.
With faith in G-d, I pray that 2006 will be a year more calm, and less deadly. I have a suspision 2006 will be worse. My Jewish radar senses that 2006 will be more deadly because man refuses to understand what is clear to see. G-d is firm, and His law is written in the bible. His punishment is certain if His laws are violated. If man continues to give up the land of Israel to enemy terrorists, the anger of G-d will strike out to those who give up His land.
Ariel Sharon, the bulldozer warrior, steamrolled all Jewish opposition and withdrew from Jewish Gaza four months ago. Sharon broke all alliances with his past to push his plans through. Sharon broke Israeli laws and violated the legal property rights of 10 thousand Jewish settlers of Gaza and northern Samaria, Israel. Sharon fired anyone who politically stood in his way. Sharon broke the law of G-d, by giving up the land of Israel, so G-d broke Sharon. A flood of blood, this time not on a national scale, but inside Sharon's head, has downed the once great General Sharon. Heroic efforts by Jewish doctors have managed to keep Sharon alive, but if he lives, he'll be a damaged shell of what he once was.
I fear Israel will not learn the lesson that G-d has His plan. Ehud Omert, now acting Prime Minister of Israel, seems to be following Sharon's path. Cowardly retreat of Israeli politicians from G-d given land will spell more disasters coming from G-d in 2006. We better work with G-d's plan, and not against it. We better work building the land of Israel and not destroying it. We better see what is plain to me, instead of denying G-d's plan and criticizing any who speak of the bible. I fear what G-d will do to us all if Israel loses its war on terrorism. If Israel loses more land, the year 2005, the year of triple huricanes, asian tsunamis, earthquakes and floods, will be just the start of more deadlier disasters. In 2006 even more huricanes will come if Israel gives up more land. May G-d have mercy on the innocent and on us believers in the law of G-d. May G-d guide us to His correct path of building and settling the land of Israel. Lech Lecha.