Iranian General: Iran Will Destroy Israel if they Attack us

In a response to a threat issued last week by the National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Iranian deputy Chief Of Staff Mohammad Reza Ashtiani said “Iran will eliminate Israel from the ‘scene of the universe’ if Israel Attacks” at a press conference in Tehran for “Military day”.

This in light of Ben-Eliezers statement last week saying “Iran will be wiped off the face of the earth if it dares to fire any missile at us.” Later in the week he would not retract his statement, stating he was tired of receiving threats to Israel on a daily basis.

What a pimp.

[ via Jerusalem Post]


Prayer of the Day: Washing Hands

After Kiddush and before the meal, each person in the household should wash hands by filling a cup with water and pouring it over the top and bottom of the right hand and then the left hand. Before wiping the hands dry on a towel, the following blessing should be recited.

Why is there no “Amen” at the end of this blessing? Traditionally, each person washes their own hands, and each person says their own blessing. You don’t say “Amen” to your own blessing, and everybody says their own n’tilat yadayim, so there is no “Amen”! With the other blessings on this page, a leader says the blessing on behalf of everyone, and the others say “Amen.”

Nothing Stands Before Desire

“Nothing stands before desire” is a realistic formula for accomplishment. It says that when the door to achievement is somewhat ajar, if our desire to accomplish is great enough, the Almighty will help us get it done. We may have to push a bit beyond our boundaries and venture out into uncharted territory. But when we know what we want, and we know that it is the right thing for us — then nothing can stand in our way.

“State must bring all Ethiopian Jews to Israel”

Ethiopian Jew

 Former Israeli Supreme Court President Justice Meir Shamgar, who heads the public committee for the remnant of Jews in Ethiopa announced Wednesday during an emergency meeting in Jerusalem that it is “the state’s duty to bring the remaining Jews from Ethiopia to Israel.”

Ethiopa’s government has said they are planning to stop programs supporting Falash Mura immigration to Israel.

The committee plans to protest the stopage of the programs through protests, petitions to the high court on behalf of the Falash Mura, enlisting the aid of Jewish communities around the world to pressure the Ethiopian government as well as acting through political channels.

The emergency meeting was also attended by former Canadian Minister of Justice Irwin Kotler, American attorney Alan Dershowitz, and the chief rabbi of Haifa, Rabbi Shear-Yashuv HaCohen.

Organizations estimate there are approximately 8,000 more Ethiopians that fit the ministry’s criteria for Aliyah.