Archive for April, 2012
PBS, Washington Post Puff Rabbi of Master-Race Judaism, Former Head of Reestablished Sanhedrin, Adin SteinsaltzApril 29, 2012
Lake Catholic welcomes Israeli Defense Soldiers
Caitlin Fertal – The News Herald
April 29, 2012
Seniors at Lake Catholic High School had the opportunity to open their eyes and look outside of the world around them Friday afternoon when soldiers from the Israeli Defense Forces stopped by their auditorium.
These soldiers, mostly women, came to share their story of daily life in Israel, as well as what it’s like to enter the army after finishing school in their country.
Several commanders and high-ranking officers spoke to students about their mission to help troubled youth in Israel.
Students asked questions, some insightful, some not. Among the questions were “How does Israel view America?” and “Do you have a Twitter account?”
Both questions received a laugh from the soldiers, expressing that America is viewed as a “big brother,” and that technology is the same, as Israel is not a primitive country.
Adi Katz, a 22-year-old first lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Forces, talked about what her life is like and how she oversees about 200 soldiers.
When asked what kind of guns they used, Katz explained that the guns weren’t the focus of their mission.
“We use ammunition but it’s not the main thing we do,” she said. “We educate, we do community service in the army, it’s not the main purpose of the army to use ammunition, and we wanted you to know this. We wanted to expose you to another side of the army, another side of the world because you don’t know the Israeli army, yet.”
History teacher James Anderson arranged the visit with hopes of educating students about the world around them.
“Lake County is pretty … isolated, I love our kids but they’re not aware of a lot of stuff, so it’s just a good idea to expose them to parts of the rest of the world and another culture that they have no clue about,” Anderson said.
“This is a marvelous opportunity to have our kids come into contact with these kind of folks.”
Students Shannon Coyne and Maryann Osborne said they felt the discussion opened their eyes to another way of life, especially when they learned that women played an equal role in the army.
“I couldn’t even imagine being forced into going into the army before college.” Osborne said. “I definitely learned a lot that I didn’t know about their country.”
Ivan Filipovic said that even though he immigrated from Bosnia when he was 2, he still found his knowledge of other countries to be sheltered.
“Our generation, people in America, we don’t really see what’s going on in other places,” he said. “The stresses that they have to go through every day, we can’t imagine.”
Osborne explained that although she has thought about life outside of the United States, she hadn’t quite had a firm vision until now.
“I think we thought about it before, but we never really understood that much about it,” she said. “This really helped us understand more what’s going on outside of America, because I think we’re really caught up in what’s going on in America and what’s the new thing to buy, so it really puts everything in perspective to what’s going on everywhere else.”
Lt. Col. Vered Shochat said she hoped the students understood their message, and would continue to be interested in world issues.
“From the questions (they asked) I realized that they don’t know so much … and I think they learned something,” she said.
… [IDF soldiers] Shochat and Leizerovitch work at Havat HaShomer, an IDF base for at-risk young men and women. The people who come to Havat HaShomer come from backgrounds of crime, drugs or other disadvantages.
Through an intensive 3-month training program, the people at the camp are prepared for military service. (Serving in the IDF is mandatory for the men and women of Israel.)
Havat HaShomer is supported by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, which organized the IDF’s visit Friday along with Lake Catholic Board Member Joseph Compton.
Compton told the Lake Catholic students that he arranged the IDF’s visit … (Jason Lea, Mentor Patch, April 29, 2012)
“John Cardinal O’Connor spoke at the dedication of our Museum and forged our connection with the schools of the Archdiocese, stating that it was his desire that every student from every Catholic school visit the Museum. And since then, thousands of Catholic students and their teachers have come to the Museum … any recent graduate of a New York Archdiocese school knows [‘Holocaust history’].“
Cardinal O’Connor was a graduate student at Georgetown University under Jeane Kirkpatrick, who remembered O’Connor as ‘the most intelligent student she had ever known in her long years of teaching.’
Jeane Kirkpatrick’s husband was Evron Maurice Kirkpatrick who was an aid to Bill Donovan, the head of the OSS largely responsible for producing WWII atrocity psyops which unfortunately have been canonized by the secular and ecclesiastical establishment of the West.
Listen to PNAC signatory Jeane Kirkpatrick (with Frank Gaffney, Richard Perle’s understudy) upholding the WWII atrocity propaganda (“lessons of ‘The Holocaust”) her husband helped to conjure up as justification for never ending ‘preemptive’ bombings around the globe:
[Chabad] Rabbi receives highest Dutch honor from Queen
Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, Chief Rabbi of the Inter-Provincial Rabbinate in Holland and member made Officer of Order of Orange-Nassau
April 27, 2012
Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, Chief Rabbi of the Inter-Provincial Chief Rabbinate in Holland and member of the [Chabad] Rabbinical Center of Europe, was made an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau on Friday. The order is one of the highest civilian awards given by the Queen of Holland.
The honor is usually given to princes of other royal families in Europe, diplomats, artists, and social activists. It is the first time in the history of the Dutch Jewish community where a rabbi has received this honor.
Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, 62, was born in Holland and has served there as a rabbi for over 30 years. The award was given to him for his activities in building bridges in Dutch society, especially for his interfaith and inter-communal work.
As well as his position as rabbi of the Sinai Medical Center in Amtelveen, his activities on behalf of the Jewish community as the Chief Rabbi of the Inter-Provincial Chief Rabbinate and for his activities on behalf of European Jewry as a prominent member of the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE), Brussels-based organization representing over 700 European religious leaders and dedicated to meeting the needs of Jewish communities in Europe.
Thanks to these and many other activities, Rabbi Jacobs is a well known personality in Holland and is a highly sought after lecturer and interviewee in the Dutch media. Rabbi Jacobs was at the forefront of the battle which successfully cancelled a proposed law that would have banned shechitah, Jewish religious slaughter.
Dr. Benoit Wesly, Chairman of the Dutch Jewish community of Limburg and Honorary Consul of Israel to the Netherlands, was one of the people who recommended Rabbi Jacobs for the award.
Commenting on Rabbi Jacobs’ award Dr. Wesly said: “This is an important day for Jews in this part of the world,” Dr. Wesly said. “The award given to Rabbi Jacobs is an honor for all the Jews in Holland. It gives our community great pride and we thank God and congratulate Rabbi Jacobs and his wife on this great honor.”
Rabbi Arye Goldberg, Deputy Director of the RCE, also spoke about his pride upon hearing news of the award. “This award is a true recognition of the important work of Rabbi Jacobs, not just amongst the Jewish community in Holland, but in Dutch society in general,” Rabbi Goldberg said.
“In addition, as a prominent member of the Rabbinical Center of Europe, Rabbi Jacobs helps us facilitate Jewish life across the European continent.”
“This type of award demonstrates that the rabbis of the RCE are doing an excellent job of not just working in the communities but also of representing Jewish causes to European authorities and officials.”
The Order of Orange Nassau was established 120 years ago and given by the Queen of the Netherlands. The award is given every year on birthday of Queen Beatrix. It is given by her representatives to people all over Holland.
The Order of Orange-Nassau is a chivalry order open to “everyone who has earned special merits in society”. These are people who deserve appreciation and recognition from society for the special way in which they have carried out their activities. The order is comparable with the Order of the British Empire in the UK.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta assists [Counterfeit] Israel’s Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, as they light candles during a Holocaust Remembrance Observance held in the Pentagon Auditorium Thursday, April 19, 2012Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta piously places his hand over his heart as he listens to the national anthem during a Holocaust Remembrance at the Pentagon, April 19, 2012. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, third from right, joined Panetta for the event.
Yesterday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta joined Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak in commemorating the victims and survivors of the Holocaust at an event marking Yom HaShoah.
[Excepts from] the Secretary’s remarks are below as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, The Pentagon Auditorium, Washington D.C., Thursday, April 19, 2012 Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance:
Today we pause to remember and honor six million souls who were murdered not because of anything they had done, but because of who they were. They will always be in our memory, they will always be in our prayers, and they will always be in our hearts.
… Today we also celebrate the enduring strength of the Jewish people, who overcame this tragedy and built a strong and vibrant Jewish state in Israel. They have flourished there, they have flourished here in America, and indeed across the world, and that too is an inspiration to all of us.
In my faith, the resurrection from the dead is fundamental to our hope and to our faith. In the Jewish faith, resurrection from tragedy is fundamental to their hope and to their faith
… I just had the opportunity to meet with my friend [‘Defense’ Minister of Counterfeit Israel] Ehud Barak, and we are deeply honored that he was able to join us here today in this observance
… Ehud, I am proud to be your partner, and I am proud to be your friend, and to work with you in continuing to strengthen the U.S.-Israel defense relationship. It is an honor for me to be able to participate in this event with all of you.
Today the world comes together to mark Yom Ha’Shoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was my privilege to have served in the U.S. House of Representatives when we passed a law recognizing the days surrounding Yom Ha’Shoah as a national civic commemoration, a law that also established the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I believed it was important then when I cast that vote, and it is important today, to mark these days of remembrance, because through commemorations like this, large and small, within families at home, we send a strong message that we will never forget, and that we will never allow this to happen again. That solemn responsibility is shared by us as human beings, by us as Americans, and by us as men and women of the Department of Defense, who could be asked, when the time comes, to act, to make sure that it never happens again.
For the United States Armed Services, these events are not a distant memory. Our modern military was forged in the crucible of World War II. It was forged in the fight against Nazi tyranny. To defeat Hitler we mobilized all of the strength that we could muster, and in that effort we witnessed many of our finest hours as a military and indeed, as a country.
Today we carry forward the proud legacy of men and women of the United States Army who played a vital role in liberating the camps at Buchenwald, Dora-Mittelbau, Flossenbürg, Dachau, and Mauthausen. American forces not only brought freedom to the survivors of Nazi horrors, they also made sure that in its aftermath the world would know what [is alleged to have] happened.
In the days after Allied forces captured the first concentration camps, General Eisenhower, General Patton and General Bradley themselves inspected a camp [that had previously been prepared by the U.S. OSS (the predecessor to the CIA) as a psychological warfare operation], and learned and saw [staged ‘evidence’ of] atrocities that had [been intended to appear as though they had] occurred. They were, in Eisenhower’s words, atrocities “beyond the American mind to comprehend” [but not beyond the the OSS’s imagination to dream up]. Eisenhower ordered every American soldier in the area who was not on the front lines to take the time to tour these [psychological warfare operations the OSS had set up in the] camps, so that they could themselves see what they were [alleged to have been] fighting against, and why they were [alleged to be] fighting. These soldiers became not only liberators, but witnesses to [what is alleged to be] one of the greatest atrocities in history [the purpose of the psychological warfare operation. German civilians were also forced to ‘witness’ the displays of ‘atrocities’ staged by the OSS].
The commitment of our forces to the survivors of Nazi atrocities did not end with liberation. In the aftermath of war, we cared for survivors and we helped reunite families. We provided physical nourishment, and we provided spiritual nourishment as well.
For example, upon [hearing the Yiddish tall tale that] there was not a single complete edition of the Talmud in Germany General Joseph McNarney, commander of the American zone of Occupied Germany, undertook an effort to print a Talmud for survivors [Hitler was more hostile to the Bible than the Talmud. He did in fact allow printing of the Talmud. Moreover, he did not print Johannes Eisenmenger’s devastating, unsurpassed critique of Judaism].
And when American forces discovered enormous caches of looted cultural materials, they set about ensuring that these objects were treated with the greatest respect.
Ultimately, thanks to these efforts, millions of objects and sacred texts were returned to their rightful heirs or held in trust by Jewish successor organizations.
The leader of that effort, a U.S. Army Captain named Seymour Pomrenze, was a hero whose actions embodied the professionalism and dedication of the uniform he wore.
The contributions of American service members like Captain Pomrenze make all of us proud, and we remember them as we come together as a community today to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Though we will always know what good was done and that lives were saved, we must always remember that we were unable to save the six million Jews who perished under Hitler’s cruel reign.
That is a burden that all of us must carry. Not just the generation of World War II, but every generation must carry that burden. It is one that we have turned into shared determination, a shared determination to ensure that this never happens again.
Today we renew that commitment. That is what this day is truly all about. We do so by coming together to bear witness, just as our service members did more than sixty-five years ago. In a moment, we will be privileged to hear from Charlene Schiff, who has dedicated her life to making sure that the lives of those who perished in the Holocaust are never forgotten.
Charlene, it is our honor to be witnesses to your story. And it is our honor to affirm to you that we will never stop fighting in the memory of those who perished – fighting for a better future, and fighting for a world safe from aggression, from tyranny and from injustice.
Out of the darkness that was the Holocaust comes the eternal hope that never again, never again, will we allow that to happen. I would now like to invite Minister Barak and the Service Secretaries to join me and Charlene in lighting memorial candles.
These candles symbolize unity and hope, and our shared commitment to honor the memory of all those who perished in the Holocaust.
As we have documented elsewhere, Judaism is by its nature a ghetto religion, even in the best of times. And as these works document, the Judaic ‘ghettos’ of Catholic Europe were often centers of international trade and moneylending and the civil authorities were oftentimes at the Judaic moneylenders’ service as enforcers for collection of debts from Christians. The temporally ambitious, knuckleheaded ‘Christian’ nobility tended to be fascinated by magic, Hermeticism, Kabbalah, gematria, astrology, etc., etc. which made them easy prey to the rabbis’ confidence scams utilizing these vehicles; ‘services’ for which they were returned many favors contrary to the interests of the Christian population and the Gospel.
A Jew at the Medici Court
Jews and Magic in Medici Florence
These are invaluable resources generally, but may also come as an aid to those seeking to understand the direction of a certain contingent of traditionalists and the tradition they’re attempting to resurrect.
I offer below some insight into this dynamic.
This should be taken in tandem with:
New Knucklehead Billionaires, Same Old Judaism
Count on the Pope and his brothers in the usury-charged-according-to-a-racist-double-standard faith and their brothers at Goldman Sachs to lead us only further down the path to destruction.
Goldman to pay $22 million to settle “huddles” case
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said the charges stemmed from Goldman’s weekly “huddles,” at which the bank encouraged its stock research analysts to “provide their best trading ideas to firm traders.”
Those traders then passed tips to a select group of top clients, the SEC said, but the agency’s charges did not include allegations of insider trading.
The SEC said that Goldman policy, for example, required broad distribution of market-sensitive statements from analysts about the companies they covered.
But the policy did not apply to certain internal messages commenting on “short-term trading issues or market color,” and Goldman failed to define what those exceptions included, regulators said.
“Higher-risk trading and business strategies require higher-order controls,” said Robert Khuzami, the SEC’s enforcement director.
Khuzami said that “Goldman failed to implement policies and procedures that adequately controlled the risk that research analysts could preview upcoming ratings changes with select traders and clients.”
Goldman agreed to pay the penalty, split between the two regulators, and revise its policies to correct the problem.
A spokesman for the bank, Michael DuVally, said Goldman was pleased to resolve the matter.
The regulators said the weekly huddles took place from 2006 to 2011 and that analysts would discuss “high-conviction” short-term trading ideas and other “market color” with traders.
Then in 2007, Goldman launched a program that allowed research analysts to call a select group of priority clients.