24 January 2011


Obama Winfrey and Ehud Barak, Kadima and Labor : Dry Bones cartoon.
The Kadima opposition party is upset.
According to the Jerusalem Post:

Livni: Barak’s split from Labor ‘dirtiest act in history’
“After defense minister announces creation of new faction, Kadima leader says Barak feared taking responsibility, making decisions in government.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s split from the Labor Party is “the dirtiest act” in history, opposition leader Tzipi Livni of Kadima told Army Radio on Tuesday.

Livni criticized Barak’s comments on Monday justifying his resignation from Labor, saying: “For Barak to call whoever wants peace post-Zionist is unheard of.” -more

And the Labor party that Barak left is not happy either.
According to Ynet:

Barak’s move enrages Arab Labor members
” Party members from Arab sector consider leaving following defense minister’s decision to quit: ‘This is the biggest blow to Left in modern Israeli history’
Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s decision to quit Labor has Arab party members fuming. “This is the greatest shock to the Israeli Left in the State of Israel’s modern history,” said Ar’ara resident Malcham Malcham, who served as an advisor on Arab Affairs to former Minister Ophir Pines-Paz.

“This move has direct implications on the Arab sector. It endangers democracy and bolsters the Israeli Right,” he said.” -more

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Yiddish Academy Awards

1. GONIF WITH THE WIND — A thief tries to acquire ownership of Tara through a forged deed.
2. THE PUTZMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE — A Mohel murder mystery.
3. THE GOOD, THE CHABAD, AND THE UGLY — A kosher noodle western.
4.  MOBY DRECK — Captain Ahab harpoons the wrong end of the whale.
5. THE CINCINNATI YID — Steve McQueen uses some of his poker winnings to start a reform congregation.
6. THE SEDER HOUSE RULES — Bubbie lays down the law on Pesach.
7. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KIBITZER — Paul Newman and Robert Redford do stand-up shtick while they rob their victims.
8. BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KVETCH — The extras complain that whistling the theme song dries out their mouths and hurts their lips.
9. THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LATKE — An overdone potato pancake turns into a monster.
10. THE MATZONIAN CANDIDATE — Frank Sinatra is brainwashed into thinking it’s always Passover.
11. DRIEDELS OF THE LOST ARK — Harrison Ford plays the most dangerous Chanukah games.
12. ALEPH DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE — Neither the waitress nor the old Hebrew school can be found.
13. THE SIX CENTS — Three Jews each put in their two-cents worth.
14.  DREYDEL WILL ROCK A Chanukah toy comes alive.
15. GOYS DON’T CRY — Rabbi explains why only Jews observe Yom Kippur.
16. STUART LADLE — Mouse makes chicken soup for Shabbos.
17. THE GREEN MOHEL –Young man performs first circumcision.
18. GOY STORY II — Jewish man divorces one nonJew, marries another one.


Infrastructures minister bans companies working on Palestinian city  The companies are allegedly complying with a boycott of Israeli West Bank products. If anyone can get a full list of these traitors please post them to the comments section so that we all can boycott them if possible.

The Jewish Palate: Olive Oil for Dessert  This sounds absolutely wonderful.  Chef Dennis Wasko explores the culinary tradition of the Jews of Spain and introduces a surprising sweet: Chocolate mouse with olive oil.

Saying it Like It Is: An Obvious Solution to the Tuition Crisis

Kol Hakavod to Rabbi Alan Haber of MMY. In response to this article in the NY Jewish Week about the crazy cost of Yeshiva tuitions, Rabbi Haber posted:

Interesting article; real dilemma.
I would like to remind American Orthodox Jews that there is also another option! There is a country over here in the Middle East where day school tuition is funded almost entirely by the government. And although salaries are lower here, other expenses (like health care) are also much lower than they are in the States. I am well aware (from personal experience!) that the decision to make Aliya is not an easy one, and that there are many factors that can legitimately affect the decision. Still, it is worth pointing out that there was a time very recently when the single most important reason NOT to make Aliya was the fear of not being able to manage financially. Today, however, for Orthodox families in America struggling with tuition and other expenses, the reverse is often true: you will be much better off financially here than you are there.

So at least give it some thought! Make a phone call to Nefesh b’Nefesh and at least consider your options!

We’re waiting for you over here….
Rabbi Alan Haber
Alon Shvut

He did not mention the low cost of University here as well, nor how easy it is to make Aliya as a disabled person and how wonderful it is to live here as a retired person. BTW, in case you did not know Winking smile Alan is my son.


One thought on “24 January 2011

  1. as a retired couple, we could not agree more with your son’s views on aliyah. most important of all, this is home.

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