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Moshik Afia & Yaniv Ben Mashiach - Beautiful As Shabat

Only with You we've learned how to overcome
Everything that passes on us
I don't need more, keep us like this
You're like a wall protecting both of us

And You're the silence, the spirit, the home
And with You I never feel alone
And You're as beautiful as eternity
As You are, so beautiful as the Shabat

After all the week comes Shabat
You're lighting candles, I go to the Shul
You're preparing the table, I'm entering
And singing You the song You love -
"Shalom to You, angels of peace,
peace on You, messengers of Heavens"


And at the end of the day I return to You
Like waves returning to the shore
And even after years always thirst for You
And You're beautiful as the sun as the landscape

 

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Weekly Torah Portion - "Bo" - Why Jewish Holidays Are Celebrated Differently In Israel & Diaspora

 

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Every time Jews move to Palestine they bring Israel with them.
How is this different from what you and Louis Farakhan say about Jews in the US?

I don’t know why he bothers.
And what do You think?

Prepare a surprised face,
for all the virtue signaling about Jihad ceremonies in kindergartens,
and Swastikas on their flags during riots on the day of Holocaust memorial.

 
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Photo-Oops: Netanyahu’s 1,000,000th Vaccination Photo-Op was with Former Arab Convict

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein on Friday afternoon celebrated in the town of Umm Al-Fahm the 1,000,000th person in Israel to be vaccinated against Coronavirus, Muhammad Jabarin (66).

It was a great opportunity for Netanyahu to show how everyone in Israel has access to the vaccine, especially in light of a recent NY Times article that praised Israel’s record vaccination success, the best in the world (Israel Vaccinates 1 Million Against COVID-19, First Nation to Inoculate 10% of Population). It was also Netanyahu’s opportunity to reach out to Arab voters ahead of the upcoming elections, as well as to promote taking the Coronavirus vaccinations within the Arab sector.

But on Sunday morning, Kan 11 news initially (and incorrectly) reported that the recipient, a resident of Umm Al-Fahm, spent a 20-year prison sentence for a double murder (פרסום ראשון: המתחסן המיליון שהצטלם עם רה”מ באום אל פחם – רוצח משוחרר).
Later in the day, Kan 11 news updated and corrected their report a number of times, with the final version stating that Jabarin spent time in jail for armed robbery and weapons smuggling, while retracting any claims he was in jail for murder or manslaughter, along with an apology for that claim. Jabarin served 14 non-consecutive years: 1981-1986, 1989-1991, 1992-1995, 1996-1999 according to their latest report, based on official prison documents supplied by Jabarin’s lawyer. Jabarin later told Galei Tzahal radio and reporters that the claim he was convicted for murder is a lie, and that he was only arrested for robbery and possession of a weapon.

People in the Arab city told Kan 11 they were very surprised by the choice of Jabarin Muhammad and blamed it on sloppy vetting on the part of the PM’s PR team. According to the Prime Minister’s rushed press release that came out on Friday, Umm Al-Fahm Mayor Samir Sobhi Mahameed, who was also in the photo-op, didn’t know about Jabarin’s record.

 
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The Hit from Emirates in a special Israeli version

Mosheh Dweik and Mosheh Klein in a duet with a song that became a hit in the region.
The connection to words of prayer is unifying and presenting a new time among nations.

Listen and watch to the video: "Adon 'Olam...Kichlot Haqol"

 

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Every time Jews move to Palestine they bring Israel with them.
How is this different from what you and Louis Farakhan say about Jews in the US?

I don’t know why he bothers.
I was thinking bout this, and remembered a thought I recently had,
don't know if still relevant but though about sharing -

certain people simply realized, by the lessons of the 2 world wars,
that destabilization of any society, empire is usually interconnected with aggression towards Jews in that society. Both ways - when society destabilizes first aggression usually turns against them - the canary dies first in a mine, and is put at the entrance to signal death, as she dies first of poisonous gas underground. And vice versa, for one to destabilize, submit and shame an empire, can take as much as turn it against its Jewish community, and history has shown that there's no empire bog or strong enough that this small nation didn't see fall in shame.

Some of them hate the West, some hate Jews,
some both , it doesn't matter.

They have vivid example of how this mess works -
they know they can only hurt us really bad...but Germany... and Britain....even Britain.
 

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Torah Portion 'Bo': Israel’s Internal Transformation


  • Parshat Bo shows the Hebrews being given a series of commandments to help develop a national consciousness ahead of the Exodus.
  • Why was the establishment of a Hebrew calendar the first commandment given to Israel as a nation?
  • What can the wealth Israel took out of Egypt teach us about incorporating foreign ideas into our society?
  • In what way were t’fillin a sign of Hebrew victory over Egypt?
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Be'er Sheva Pt. 1 - 12 Cities in Israel Podcast

Hi, my name is Michael Sahno, the host of "12 Cities in Israel"! In this episode I tell you about the HISTORY OF BE'ER SHEVA!!! From Abraham & Isaac to the Persians & the Ottomans, Be'er Sheva has always been a critical Gateway to the South and eventually, the JEWEL OF THE NEGEV! Enjoy!!!

 

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Millions Of Jews In… Afghanistan?

- An Interview with Nadav Sofy

Although the Pashtun tribes in Afghanistan practice Islam, Nadav Sofy, head of the Association for the Bani Israel from Afghanistan, believes they are descended from the Children of Israel. The Jewish Press recently spoke to him to learn more about the subject and the goals of his organization.


The Jewish Press: Why do you think Pashtuns are really Jewish?

Sofy: Out of the 50 million Pashtuns who live in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, millions believe they are descendants of the 10 tribes of Israel, who were taken to Afghanistan thousands of years ago. One reason to support this claim is the many customs they have in common the Judaism such as lighting candles before Friday evening, washing their hands before eating from a special vessel called a koza, and not eating sea creatures such as lobsters, shrimps, and crabs.

They perform circumcision when a boy is an infant, not necessarily on the eighth day. Many of the men grow peyos and wear small head coverings and a square, four-cornered shawl called a shadaar. It is customary that a man marries his dead brother’s widow if the brother didn’t have children, similar to yibum. They observe many Jewish customs of mourning.

Weddings are conducted under a chuppah known as a dolaye, and among the Pashtuns in Kandahar, the bride or groom breaks a glass. The star of David is a popular symbol in their art, tribal wear, and decoration. They also have names like Yaacov, Israel, Barak, Asaf, Benyamin, Kenan, Tamir, and Shir. The list of shared customs goes on and on.

Another striking sign is their facial features. They look like Jews, indicating they haven’t mixed with other peoples.

A lot of onsite research was conducted concerning the Beta Israel Jews from Ethiopia and the Bnei Menashe from India to verify that these people really are who they say they are. Have you been to Afghanistan to do such research?

No. That’s one of the difficulties in moving forward. Israelis are not allowed into the country, and even if you entered with a foreign passport and started doing investigative work about anything Jewish, it isn’t the friendliest place.

But I have met many Pashtuns in Israel, and their identification with our country and with Judaism is very emotional and real. Rav Baruch Efrati heads the hesder yeshiva Shvut Yisrael in Efrat. His grandfather, Rabbi Shimon Efrati, came from Afghanistan. He told me that his grandfather met the Pashtuns on many occasions and that everyone in their vicinity knew they were Jews who were exiled from Israel in the time of Ashur.

What other reasons do you have to believe that the Pashtuns can be traced back to the Lost Tribes?

Today, even in Afghanistan and Pakistan, many people have Internet. We have a page on Facebook, and we receive many comments from Afghans who trace their lineage back to Yaakov Avinu. They tell us about their customs which have their foundations in Judaism and their longing to form a closer connection to their “brothers and sisters” in Israel.

Not everyone in Afghanistan is a terrorist and an avowed enemy of the Zionists and Medinat Yisrael. A majority among the Taliban are from Pashtun tribes, and many believe they are Bnei Yisrael.

Under the influence of Islamic fundamentalism, others have become politically radicalized, and because of the atmosphere of terror, the identification with Israel is kept carefully hidden among the masses. But we have received a startling number of responses from Afghans and Pashtuns in Pakistan – thousands upon thousands – who welcome our efforts to reach out to them in friendship and who wish to share our common Israelite ancestry.

If not for the environment of fear surrounding their lives because of radical Islam, I am positive that we would be inundated with even more messages from people seeking an active bond with the people of Israel.

Another reason why the numbers are not even greater is the simple fact that not everyone in the mountains of Afghanistan has a computer or a smartphone.

Does their language resemble Hebrew?

No. But neither does the language of the Beta Israel from Ethiopia or the language of the Bnei Menashe Jews in India. Throughout history, Jews throughout the exile adopted the language of the countries where they lived or spoke variations of them like Ladino and Yiddish. The Pashtan language is called Pashto. It sounds like other Afghanistan dialects.

Is there any historical documentation to back up the connection of the Afghan tribes with the Lost Tribes?

Rabbi Binyamin of Todela wrote in the 12th century that there were some 80,000 Jews living in the mountains of Nesbor, located on Afghanistan’s border with Iran, along the river of Gozan. They wore traditional Jewish dress and followed Jewish traditions and considered themselves descendants of Dan, Zevulun, Asher, and Naftali, who had lived in the mountains of Nesbor since the exile of Shalmaneser, king of Assyria.

In the second Book of Kings (18:11) it states that the king of Assyria took tribes to Medes, located in Khorassan, a vast area that included Afghanistan. The History of the Afghans, written in the 17th century, records that lost tribes of Israel settled in the mountainous districts of Ghor, Ghazni, Kabul, and Kandahar.

Also in the 17th century, the Pashtun warrior-poet Khushal Khattak wrote that in “beauty, nobody can surpass Pashtuns because they actually belong to the family of prophet Yaakov.”

More recently, the founder of the Shaare Shamayim yeshiva for kabbalists in Jerusalem, Rabbi Shimon Zvi Horowitz, visited Afghanistan extensively. In his book, Kol Mevaser, he reports meeting with many Pashtun Jews and describes the customs and commandments they preserved dating back to the time following the destruction of the First Temple. Rav Kook wrote a recommendation and blessing for the book, praising his efforts to locate the Lost Tribes and emphasizing its importance for the redemption of the Jewish people.

Given the lack of absolute proof that the Pashtuns have not intermarried with gentiles, have there been discussions regarding the possibility of allowing them to convert like the Beta Israel and Bnei Menashe communities?

Due to the hostile attitudes toward Israel in Afghanistan and Pakistan, conversion is a sensitive and dangerous subject. At this time, it’s not feasible, so we don’t make it an issue. Rather, we promote a closer connection between Pashtuns and the people of Israel on the basis of brotherhood and a common heritage. This itself has great value.

[Seeking to clarify the matter, The Jewish Press investigated the question of conversion and discovered that the former Sephardi chief rabbi, Rav Shlomo Amar, addressed the subject in a letter to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, who agreed with Rabbi Amar’s conclusion. Rav Amar wrote that Pashtun groups have an unquestionable connection to Am Yisrael and harbor a desire for greater connection to full Jewish life, but must undergo a conversion resulting from doubt – similar to the conversion process of Beta Yisrael and Bnei Menashe.]

What about in the area of diplomatic relations between Israel and Afghanistan. Wouldn’t a treaty like the agreements Israel signed with the UAE and Morocco make your work easier?

No question about it. We hope our efforts will get things rolling in this direction, but serious complications stand in the way. Even though Afghanistan never went to war with Israel, the government is anti-Israel. This hostility has spread to the public who is constantly fed lies about Israel.

Pashtun communities have to maintain a low profile. So efforts to reach out, both on their part and ours, are fraught with difficulty. The Internet is the best tool we have, but like I mentioned, not everyone in the border zones of Afghanistan and Pakistan has access to the web.

Right now, we want to improve our presence on Facebook and greatly expand our membership, which stands at 50,000. We also would like to upgrade our halavi.org website. We also want to put out a song featuring Pashtun and Israeli singers together, and we’d like to initiate a Birthright-like visit Israel project. And we’re searching for an anthropologist who can thoroughly research the subject, which includes visiting the wide range of Pashtun communities.

 

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Millions Of Jews In… Afghanistan?

- An Interview with Nadav Sofy

Although the Pashtun tribes in Afghanistan practice Islam, Nadav Sofy, head of the Association for the Bani Israel from Afghanistan, believes they are descended from the Children of Israel. The Jewish Press recently spoke to him to learn more about the subject and the goals of his organization.


The Jewish Press: Why do you think Pashtuns are really Jewish?

Sofy: Out of the 50 million Pashtuns who live in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, millions believe they are descendants of the 10 tribes of Israel, who were taken to Afghanistan thousands of years ago. One reason to support this claim is the many customs they have in common the Judaism such as lighting candles before Friday evening, washing their hands before eating from a special vessel called a koza, and not eating sea creatures such as lobsters, shrimps, and crabs.

They perform circumcision when a boy is an infant, not necessarily on the eighth day. Many of the men grow peyos and wear small head coverings and a square, four-cornered shawl called a shadaar. It is customary that a man marries his dead brother’s widow if the brother didn’t have children, similar to yibum. They observe many Jewish customs of mourning.

Weddings are conducted under a chuppah known as a dolaye, and among the Pashtuns in Kandahar, the bride or groom breaks a glass. The star of David is a popular symbol in their art, tribal wear, and decoration. They also have names like Yaacov, Israel, Barak, Asaf, Benyamin, Kenan, Tamir, and Shir. The list of shared customs goes on and on.

Another striking sign is their facial features. They look like Jews, indicating they haven’t mixed with other peoples.

A lot of onsite research was conducted concerning the Beta Israel Jews from Ethiopia and the Bnei Menashe from India to verify that these people really are who they say they are. Have you been to Afghanistan to do such research?

No. That’s one of the difficulties in moving forward. Israelis are not allowed into the country, and even if you entered with a foreign passport and started doing investigative work about anything Jewish, it isn’t the friendliest place.

But I have met many Pashtuns in Israel, and their identification with our country and with Judaism is very emotional and real. Rav Baruch Efrati heads the hesder yeshiva Shvut Yisrael in Efrat. His grandfather, Rabbi Shimon Efrati, came from Afghanistan. He told me that his grandfather met the Pashtuns on many occasions and that everyone in their vicinity knew they were Jews who were exiled from Israel in the time of Ashur.

What other reasons do you have to believe that the Pashtuns can be traced back to the Lost Tribes?

Today, even in Afghanistan and Pakistan, many people have Internet. We have a page on Facebook, and we receive many comments from Afghans who trace their lineage back to Yaakov Avinu. They tell us about their customs which have their foundations in Judaism and their longing to form a closer connection to their “brothers and sisters” in Israel.

Not everyone in Afghanistan is a terrorist and an avowed enemy of the Zionists and Medinat Yisrael. A majority among the Taliban are from Pashtun tribes, and many believe they are Bnei Yisrael.

Under the influence of Islamic fundamentalism, others have become politically radicalized, and because of the atmosphere of terror, the identification with Israel is kept carefully hidden among the masses. But we have received a startling number of responses from Afghans and Pashtuns in Pakistan – thousands upon thousands – who welcome our efforts to reach out to them in friendship and who wish to share our common Israelite ancestry.

If not for the environment of fear surrounding their lives because of radical Islam, I am positive that we would be inundated with even more messages from people seeking an active bond with the people of Israel.

Another reason why the numbers are not even greater is the simple fact that not everyone in the mountains of Afghanistan has a computer or a smartphone.

Does their language resemble Hebrew?

No. But neither does the language of the Beta Israel from Ethiopia or the language of the Bnei Menashe Jews in India. Throughout history, Jews throughout the exile adopted the language of the countries where they lived or spoke variations of them like Ladino and Yiddish. The Pashtan language is called Pashto. It sounds like other Afghanistan dialects.

Is there any historical documentation to back up the connection of the Afghan tribes with the Lost Tribes?

Rabbi Binyamin of Todela wrote in the 12th century that there were some 80,000 Jews living in the mountains of Nesbor, located on Afghanistan’s border with Iran, along the river of Gozan. They wore traditional Jewish dress and followed Jewish traditions and considered themselves descendants of Dan, Zevulun, Asher, and Naftali, who had lived in the mountains of Nesbor since the exile of Shalmaneser, king of Assyria.

In the second Book of Kings (18:11) it states that the king of Assyria took tribes to Medes, located in Khorassan, a vast area that included Afghanistan. The History of the Afghans, written in the 17th century, records that lost tribes of Israel settled in the mountainous districts of Ghor, Ghazni, Kabul, and Kandahar.

Also in the 17th century, the Pashtun warrior-poet Khushal Khattak wrote that in “beauty, nobody can surpass Pashtuns because they actually belong to the family of prophet Yaakov.”

More recently, the founder of the Shaare Shamayim yeshiva for kabbalists in Jerusalem, Rabbi Shimon Zvi Horowitz, visited Afghanistan extensively. In his book, Kol Mevaser, he reports meeting with many Pashtun Jews and describes the customs and commandments they preserved dating back to the time following the destruction of the First Temple. Rav Kook wrote a recommendation and blessing for the book, praising his efforts to locate the Lost Tribes and emphasizing its importance for the redemption of the Jewish people.

Given the lack of absolute proof that the Pashtuns have not intermarried with gentiles, have there been discussions regarding the possibility of allowing them to convert like the Beta Israel and Bnei Menashe communities?

Due to the hostile attitudes toward Israel in Afghanistan and Pakistan, conversion is a sensitive and dangerous subject. At this time, it’s not feasible, so we don’t make it an issue. Rather, we promote a closer connection between Pashtuns and the people of Israel on the basis of brotherhood and a common heritage. This itself has great value.

[Seeking to clarify the matter, The Jewish Press investigated the question of conversion and discovered that the former Sephardi chief rabbi, Rav Shlomo Amar, addressed the subject in a letter to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, who agreed with Rabbi Amar’s conclusion. Rav Amar wrote that Pashtun groups have an unquestionable connection to Am Yisrael and harbor a desire for greater connection to full Jewish life, but must undergo a conversion resulting from doubt – similar to the conversion process of Beta Yisrael and Bnei Menashe.]

What about in the area of diplomatic relations between Israel and Afghanistan. Wouldn’t a treaty like the agreements Israel signed with the UAE and Morocco make your work easier?

No question about it. We hope our efforts will get things rolling in this direction, but serious complications stand in the way. Even though Afghanistan never went to war with Israel, the government is anti-Israel. This hostility has spread to the public who is constantly fed lies about Israel.

Pashtun communities have to maintain a low profile. So efforts to reach out, both on their part and ours, are fraught with difficulty. The Internet is the best tool we have, but like I mentioned, not everyone in the border zones of Afghanistan and Pakistan has access to the web.

Right now, we want to improve our presence on Facebook and greatly expand our membership, which stands at 50,000. We also would like to upgrade our halavi.org website. We also want to put out a song featuring Pashtun and Israeli singers together, and we’d like to initiate a Birthright-like visit Israel project. And we’re searching for an anthropologist who can thoroughly research the subject, which includes visiting the wide range of Pashtun communities.

Yep.. That has been known for years and years. The Pashtun are very different.. in their practice of Islam. They have their "dancing boys".
 

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Sounds like Otto the Nazirene, from Life of Brian:


BRIAN: Oh. Who are you?

OTTO: My name. Is. Otto.

BRIAN: Oh.

OTTO: Yes. Otto. It’s time, you know. . .

BRIAN: What?

OTTO: . . . Time that we Jews racially purified ourselves.

BRIAN: Oh.

OTTO: He’s right you know. The new leader. We need more living room. We must move into the traditionally Jewish areas of Samaria.

BRIAN: What about the Samaritans?



Maybe you should be asking "What about the Jews" who lived there for 4,000 before the arab muslims invaded again
Any people whose ancestors were Jews in the area of Palestine 4,000 years ago had converted to Christianity (under Byzantine law) and then Islam (most of the current Muslim and Christian Palestinians) or had left.



So where did the Jews in the Ottoman census come from then, if as you state there were no Jews in Palestine until the "Europeans invaded and stole the land" Even your own alleged religion says that the Jews outnumbered the arab muslims

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Jerusalem (After 1291)
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA Jerusalem After 1291

"...Present condition of the City: (1907 edition)

Jerusalem (El Quds) is the capital of a sanjak and the seat of a mutasarrif directly dependent on the Sublime Porte. In the administration of the sanjak the mutasarrif is assisted by a council called majlis ida ra; the city has a municipal government (majlis baladiye) presided over by a mayor. The total population is estimated at 66,000. The Turkish census of 1905, which counts only Ottoman subjects, gives these figures:
Jews, 45,000; Moslems, 8,000; Orthodox Christians, 6000;
Latins, 2500; Armenians, 950; Protestants, 800; Melkites, 250; Copts, 150; Abyssinians, 100; Jacobites, 100; Catholic Syrians, 50. During the Nineteenth century large suburbs to the north and east have grown up, chiefly for the use of the Jewish colony. These suburbs contain nearly Half the present population...""

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Growth of Jerusalem 1838-Present

....... Jews Muslims Christians Total
1838 6,000 5,000 3,000 14,000
1844 7,120 5,760 3,390 16,270 ..... ..The First Official Ottoman Census
1876 12,000 7,560 5,470 25,030 .... .....Second """"""""""
1905 40,000 8,000 10,900 58,900 ....... Third/last, detailed in CathEncyc above
1948 99,320 36,680 31,300 167,300
1990 353,200 124,200 14,000 491,400
1992 385,000 150,000 15,000 550,000



And that was only in Jerusalem
And, they were almost all European colonists, as stated:

"During the Nineteenth century large suburbs to the north and east have grown up, chiefly for the use of the Jewish colony. These suburbs contain nearly Half the present population..."

And, we have the actual numbers for all of Palestine in 1921 through a more accurate British census where we see that there were more Christians than Jews.

"There are now in the whole of Palestine hardly 700,000 people, a population much less than that of the province of Gallilee alone in the time of Christ.* (*See Sir George Adam Smith "Historical Geography of the Holy Land", Chap. 20.) Of these 235,000 live in the larger towns, 465,000 in the smaller towns and villages. Four-fifths of the whole population are Moslems. A small proportion of these are Bedouin Arabs; the remainder, although they speak Arabic and are termed Arabs, are largely of mixed race. Some 77,000 of the population are Christians, in large majority belonging to the Orthodox Church, and speaking Arabic. The minority are members of the Latin or of the Uniate Greek Catholic Church, or--a small number--are Protestants.

The Jewish element of the population numbers 76,000. Almost all have entered Palestine during the last 40 years. Prior to 1850 there were in the country only a handful of Jews. - See more at: Mandate for Palestine - Interim report of the Mandatory to the League of Nations Balfour Declaration text 30 July 1921
Ancient Palestine never had a population of 700,000.

Look at the Turkish census of 1870.. Lots of Muslims, fewer Christians and a tiny popultion of Jews.


Jerusalem was only 10-12 acres with a population of 700 at the time of David

Arab has NEVER been a race.
 

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Israeli researchers discover new bee species

Israeli researchers have discovered a new species of bees
as global bee populations fall.


 

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The Most Important Tu B’Shvat in 7 Years

99% of the people reading this article may not realize the incredible importance of this year’s Tu B’Shvat.

99% of the people reading this article may not realize the incredible importance of this year’s Tu B’Shvat. No, I’m not referring to the dried fruit or the tooth-breaking “bucksah” (I have no idea how to spell that…) The reason that THIS Tu B’Shvat is so significant is that it’s the last Tu B’Shvat before Shmittah!

This means that the fruit-tree planting season, which starts on Tu B’Shvat and normally extends past Sukkot, has a very serious time limit for THIS year – why?? Because this Rosh HaShanah begins Shmittah when farmers cannot plant or work their fields for an entire year! This means that – starting with Tu B’Shvat – all planting must be doubled! The farmers in Israel are literally working ‘round the clock to get their fields ready for the biggest fruit planting in Israel’s history! Hundreds of thousands of new fruit trees will be planted, all across Eretz Yisrael… and this enormous task must be finished before you hear the Shofar!

Am Yisrael Chai’s “Zo Artzeinu / Israel Trees” program is the leading organization in Israel, planting hundreds of thousands of new fruit trees since the program began. Thanks to their initiative, Jews across the globe can plant fruit trees via their website: www.IsraelTrees.org Major Rabbonim have endorsed the wonderful work they do, including the world’s leading posek on agricultural mitzvot, HaRav HaGaon Yosef Efrati who was the personal Shamash to Harav HaGaon Shalom Elyashiv for over a decade. When Rav Efrati met with leaders of “Zo Artzeinu / Israel Trees” he told them to publicize these words: “People around the world who buy fruit trees for farmers to plant in the Land of Israel are considered partners in all of the mitzvot including Shmittah!”

This incredible Torah ruling has opened the doors to millions of people from around the world to literally partner with a farmer and share in the Mitzvot! Shmittah is no longer just about “Itzik the farmer” and his “Jaffa oranges” but this very special mitzvah can be fulfilled by every Jew in Lakewood, Monsey, Golders Green, and Melbourne who have a real share in the fruit tree of their choice and ALL the mitzvot observed with them such as, Orlah, Neta Ravai, Truma, Ma'asar and of course Shmittah! In the next few months 300,000 new fruit trees will be planted – from olives and avocado to dates and oranges. From figs and almonds to pomegranates, grapes, and much more!

To make things even more exciting, the organization's webside – www.IsraelTrees.org indicates that a special donor is matching every tree planted so every tree order is actually DOUBLED! Since the farmers are doubling their planting – every order on the website will also be doubled! Plant 3 trees… and they will plant 6 – plant 10 and they will plant 20… and so on.

Thanks to Am Yisrael Chai’s “Zo Artzeinu / Israel Trees” amazing program, farmers and communities in Israel will receive the fruit trees they need, and you – wherever you are right now – will share in the mitzvot, share in the Brachot and share in keeping Shmittah 100%!!!

Everyone who plants a tree receives a beautiful, full color, personalized certificate! Let’s plant those trees today! Please share this article with family and friends and share the blessing.

Click here to see videos of farmers and communities and to learn more about planting www.IsraelTrees.org

 

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Israel Announces Initiative to Combat Illegal Takeover of State Land in Judea and Samaria

Settlement Affairs Minister Tzachi Hanegbi announced on Thursday the establishment of a new initiative aimed to prevent the “illegal takeover” of state lands in Judea and Samaria.

In a joint press release, the Settlement Ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office announced that the government will be allocating NIS 20 million in 2021 toward vehicle and drone patrols that will collect information on illegal activities to seize lands in Area C of Judea and Samaria.

According to the press release, the information will be relayed to the IDF, police, and Civil Administration.

“In cooperation with Prime Minister Netanyahu, we are mobilizing in full force to the battle against the hostile takeover of Area C,” Hanegbi said.

“The regional and local councils in Judea and Samaria will receive a dedicated budget to assemble effective and determined systems to thwart the Palestinian Authority’s stated plan to establish facts on the ground, in violation of the law and the agreements it signed with Israel.”

Earlier this week, the Zionist watchdog group Im Tirtzu published a new report that revealed how a Jordanian NGO planted nearly 2.5 million trees in Israel as a means of “green resistance” to “liberate Palestine from the river to the sea.”

The report revealed that the Amman-based NGO, APN (Arab Group for the Protection of Nature), is operating a “Million Tree Campaign” that claims to have planted 2,434,452 trees and cultivated 126,307 dunams (31,211 acres) of Israeli land from 2001 to 2019, with a focus on Judea and Samaria.




In a speech given in July this year, APN president Razan Zuaiter accused Israel of stealing Palestinian land and described APN’s “green resistance” and the need to “set strategic, short, medium, and long-term steps to liberate Palestine from the river to the sea.”

According to APN, it has planted trees in more than 10 cities in Judea and Samaria, including 276,159 trees in Hebron, 271,969 trees in Bethlehem, 240,223 trees in Jenin, 234,547 trees in Tulkarm, 212,661 trees in Jerusalem, 193,281 trees in Nablus.

Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg welcomed the government’s decision and said that “our enemies learned that they can conquer Israeli land without even firing a shot, but rather through illegal construction and the planting of millions of trees.”

Peleg continued: “Through European and Jordanian funding, the Palestinian Authority is working to establish facts on the ground and seize hundreds of thousands of dunams in Area C. Im Tirtzu will continue working to protect Israel against all those seeking to harm it.”


 
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Israel Announces Initiative to Combat Illegal Takeover of State Land in Judea and Samaria

Settlement Affairs Minister Tzachi Hanegbi announced on Thursday the establishment of a new initiative aimed to prevent the “illegal takeover” of state lands in Judea and Samaria.

In a joint press release, the Settlement Ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office announced that the government will be allocating NIS 20 million in 2021 toward vehicle and drone patrols that will collect information on illegal activities to seize lands in Area C of Judea and Samaria.

According to the press release, the information will be relayed to the IDF, police, and Civil Administration.

“In cooperation with Prime Minister Netanyahu, we are mobilizing in full force to the battle against the hostile takeover of Area C,” Hanegbi said.

“The regional and local councils in Judea and Samaria will receive a dedicated budget to assemble effective and determined systems to thwart the Palestinian Authority’s stated plan to establish facts on the ground, in violation of the law and the agreements it signed with Israel.”

Earlier this week, the Zionist watchdog group Im Tirtzu published a new report that revealed how a Jordanian NGO planted nearly 2.5 million trees in Israel as a means of “green resistance” to “liberate Palestine from the river to the sea.”

The report revealed that the Amman-based NGO, APN (Arab Group for the Protection of Nature), is operating a “Million Tree Campaign” that claims to have planted 2,434,452 trees and cultivated 126,307 dunams (31,211 acres) of Israeli land from 2001 to 2019, with a focus on Judea and Samaria.




In a speech given in July this year, APN president Razan Zuaiter accused Israel of stealing Palestinian land and described APN’s “green resistance” and the need to “set strategic, short, medium, and long-term steps to liberate Palestine from the river to the sea.”

According to APN, it has planted trees in more than 10 cities in Judea and Samaria, including 276,159 trees in Hebron, 271,969 trees in Bethlehem, 240,223 trees in Jenin, 234,547 trees in Tulkarm, 212,661 trees in Jerusalem, 193,281 trees in Nablus.

Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg welcomed the government’s decision and said that “our enemies learned that they can conquer Israeli land without even firing a shot, but rather through illegal construction and the planting of millions of trees.”

Peleg continued: “Through European and Jordanian funding, the Palestinian Authority is working to establish facts on the ground and seize hundreds of thousands of dunams in Area C. Im Tirtzu will continue working to protect Israel against all those seeking to harm it.”


Israel does not have any land in the West Bank.
 

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Israel Announces Initiative to Combat Illegal Takeover of State Land in Judea and Samaria

Settlement Affairs Minister Tzachi Hanegbi announced on Thursday the establishment of a new initiative aimed to prevent the “illegal takeover” of state lands in Judea and Samaria.

In a joint press release, the Settlement Ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office announced that the government will be allocating NIS 20 million in 2021 toward vehicle and drone patrols that will collect information on illegal activities to seize lands in Area C of Judea and Samaria.

According to the press release, the information will be relayed to the IDF, police, and Civil Administration.

“In cooperation with Prime Minister Netanyahu, we are mobilizing in full force to the battle against the hostile takeover of Area C,” Hanegbi said.

“The regional and local councils in Judea and Samaria will receive a dedicated budget to assemble effective and determined systems to thwart the Palestinian Authority’s stated plan to establish facts on the ground, in violation of the law and the agreements it signed with Israel.”

Earlier this week, the Zionist watchdog group Im Tirtzu published a new report that revealed how a Jordanian NGO planted nearly 2.5 million trees in Israel as a means of “green resistance” to “liberate Palestine from the river to the sea.”

The report revealed that the Amman-based NGO, APN (Arab Group for the Protection of Nature), is operating a “Million Tree Campaign” that claims to have planted 2,434,452 trees and cultivated 126,307 dunams (31,211 acres) of Israeli land from 2001 to 2019, with a focus on Judea and Samaria.




In a speech given in July this year, APN president Razan Zuaiter accused Israel of stealing Palestinian land and described APN’s “green resistance” and the need to “set strategic, short, medium, and long-term steps to liberate Palestine from the river to the sea.”

According to APN, it has planted trees in more than 10 cities in Judea and Samaria, including 276,159 trees in Hebron, 271,969 trees in Bethlehem, 240,223 trees in Jenin, 234,547 trees in Tulkarm, 212,661 trees in Jerusalem, 193,281 trees in Nablus.

Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg welcomed the government’s decision and said that “our enemies learned that they can conquer Israeli land without even firing a shot, but rather through illegal construction and the planting of millions of trees.”

Peleg continued: “Through European and Jordanian funding, the Palestinian Authority is working to establish facts on the ground and seize hundreds of thousands of dunams in Area C. Im Tirtzu will continue working to protect Israel against all those seeking to harm it.”


Israel does not have any land in the West Bank.
 

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