Saturday, July 30, 2016

Rex Murphy: How Long Will Western "Leaders" Ignore This War?

For a loooooooooong time, Mr. Murphy.

This is an excellent point: 

"Jihadists have always had an eye for the symbolic, as symbolism amplifies the deed. Certainly their leadership have displayed a perverted genius for melding grisly actions and gruesome symbolism. The 9/11 attacks were arguably more symbol than deed. The targets that day were the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and (the one that failed) the White House, which represented the wealth, strength and the centre of power of the United States."

To which I would add: Nuremberg, Munich and Normandy are not coincidences. 

Jihadists are barbarians, but not stupid. 

Chew on that. 

"Western Europe is Practically Dead"


"The Most Holy Object in the House"

A very engaging and very Jewish tale indeed. 

The whole essay is quite lovely and hauntingly loving, but this sentence quite literally jumped off the page for me.

"In 1945, my 5-year-old mother watched her mother collapse in the kitchen at Baulkham Hills. On the telegram, the date of Else and Friedrich’s transport from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz. “Please let us know,” requests the Red Cross, “if you wish to continue searching.” Soon after, news trickled in of the relatives who’d survived. Among them, Hete’s children, Kurt, and Elschen who was said to have had a stillborn child of rape during the occupation. Both would commit suicide many years later."

This happened to my mother, in 1945 as well, but she was only 3 years old. And in Toronto.

They found out, in exactly the same way, from the Red Cross that everyone left in my grandmother's shtetl was murdered, that there was no one left of her family. Save one sister who made it to Canada previously, and a few distant cousins, my grandmother's entire family was gone.

I found out through my own research that the entire village of Tirzianne (Yiddish: Trestyna) had been sent to Auschwitz.

Same Jewish story, different city, different family.

We, the Jewish people will never let this happen again.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Israel! Stop Breaking My Heart

Build a freaking elevator! 


This is disgusting. 

Stop making this veteran's life hell.

A Few Thoughts on Europe

You know, I often write about "Eurabia" being "doomed".

It may sound funny to some, but I'm actually not joking.

I really think it's too late for Europe.

I don't think there is any willingness to admit the nature of the problem in Europe, and the few political leaders (or regular folk) that dare speak their minds are marginalized and punished by the elites. The demographic situation cannot be turned back, that genie cannot be stuffed back into the bottle.

So it appears to me that despite the rising levels of terrorism in Europe, European leaders will continue to stick their heads in the sand, and merrily sacrifice the blood of their own children and family members to the cult of death. There is no 'satisfactory' number of sacrifices. And every European family will be dutifully expected to make theirs, just as every Jewish family has been expected to make theirs over the years.

Angela Merkel is digging her heels in, doubling down on her suicide mission for Germany. 

Perhaps one of the most disgusting things about her is the arrogance with which she presumes to understand what the terrorists want. Of course, she gets it totally wrong. Whenever elites proclaim to have intimate knowledge of 'what the terrorists' want, to assure you that they are theology experts, you must understand that it is simply a lethal, elitist, leftist combination of hubris and despicable and suicidal narcissism speaking. Whatever they say is not what the terrorists want, for the terrorists want to terrorize, murder and subjugate. And the fact that Western "leaders" even entertain the "what do the terrorists want" thought means we have really lost this battle and that that "leader" is not worthy of public office.

Who. Cares. What. They. Want.

So let's just review:

Douglas Murray looks at who the targets are. 

The cowardly Pope sticks his head in the sand. 

What do the terrorists want? To exterminate you.  (And make me root for German nudists-a sure sign that the apocalypse is near.)

The French let the murderers out to play, out to hunt for prey. Instead of "letting" these barbarians go and stay in ISIL territory, they prevent them from leaving. 

And of course, in France as in most of the Western world, a big part of the problem is the perception of who the "real" victims are: 

"After the Islamist, anti-gay attack in Orlando, left-wing politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon wrote in his blog that he fears a possible "wave of hatred against Muslims". For many Islamists in France, the Muslim is always the victim, even when he is the killer."

The international suicide pact motto must remain: nothing to see here. 

You must join the "heading off" division of labour. 

The Germans say: nothing to see here. 

The rapes continue in Europe, where a 79-year old woman cannot be safe visiting her dead.

Where the Nuremberg Laws were birthed, a new wave of Nazism is welcomed with open arms. 

Where the beaches were once stormed, the earth is now once again soaked with blood by "neo" Nazis. 

And (North) American Jews should not feel smug: the spirit of Jew-hatred is alive and well on our shores. 

Yes, I said it: Jew-hatred is alive and well in (North) America. 

The barbarism continues unabated, yet the motives remain unknown. 

The free world is in very, very grave danger.

American Perversions of Justice: Planned Parenthood Edition

A Texas D.A has dismissed all bogus charges against David Daleiden. 

"On the night the head of the Planned Parenthood abortion company is slated to speak to the Democratic National Convention, the man behind the undercover videos has been vindicated. Again."

"As LifeNews reported last month, a Harris County, Texas judge dismissed the bogus misdemeanor charge against David Daleiden for allegedly trying to buy body parts from the Planned Parenthood abortion business he was exposing for selling them as a part of the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover investigation."

"Today, Harris County District Attorney’s office on Tuesday dismissed all charges against Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, the pro-life adovcate who worked with him on the groundbreaking videos."

Once again, as Mark Steyn has noted many times-the process is the punishment. 

So Daleiden is vindicated, innocent of all charges. 


But at what cost? 

What personal, professional, emotional, psychological and financial cost? 

It should bother more Americans, it should bother more liberty-loving and freedom-loving individuals around the world that the entire weight of the state can be brought down upon an innocent citizen with such malice, so capriciously and so easily for such clear politically partisan motivations. 

This is an appalling state of affairs. America, you're breaking my heart. 

Israel is doing the same thing to a soldier from Hebron who killed a terrorist. 

This is the road to tyranny. 

Things That Make Jew-Haters Sad

A beautiful new Mikvah has opened in Quebec City!

Mazel Tov!

And, this is a beauty, via Daniel Pipes:

Israeli PM Netanyahu makes a Jewlicious map.

Oddly enough, the White House is not in black, as it should be according to the colour schematics.

Very Busy With Real Life

I have had a heckuva week and it ain't over yet. Will throw up some links later today.

This is my new motto for life:

Monday, July 25, 2016

America Is Being Run By Evil and Imbecilic Man-Children

It's too painful to even contemplate how stupid, vapid and disgusting this man is, but we must. 

RIP Marni Nixon, The Ghostess With The Mostess

"Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in Manhattan. She was 86."

"The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend. Ms. Nixon, a California native, had lived in Manhattan, on the Upper West Side, for more than 40 years."

"Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of celebrated Hollywood films. She dubbed Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” among many others."

Germany Sucks


Things That Make Jew-Haters Sad

Conrad Black: The Genius Of Trump

Interesting read: 

"The U.S. and the world could do much worse and the media, whom Donald has rightly taken to the woodshed to the general delight of the public, should stop wringing its hands and report more perceptively and equably this performance of great virtuosity in the greatest circus of all, which has caught them all with unclean hands and their pants down. Vulgar, corrupt, banal and half-mad though it is, America remains magnificent in a way, and absorbs the world’s attention; we’re all still watching."

Roger L. Simon: Munich All Over Again

Via scaramouche: 

Everything old is new again. 

"A Conversation With Mel Brooks"

A wonderful piece from Tablet magazine.

Nicely played, Ivor Davis.

And a good lesson in here from a smart Yid on the making of Blazing Saddles: 


“Then he grabbed me by the ear and threw me in the manager’s office—and handed me a legal pad. ‘The farting scene has got to go. You can’t punch a horse. You can’t hit an old lady. And you can’t use the N-word.’ Then he gave me a list of 26 other scenes that he said must go. Out. Out. Out."

"I knew if I cut those we’d have a 15-minute film. I wrote it all down and then after he walked out I crumpled up the pages and tossed them in the waste paper bin."

“John Calley, another studio executive who was running the movie division, turned to me and said, ‘I like your filing system."

"Then he saved my life." 

"He said, ‘The audience rocked from the opening scene. We must give it a try in New York and Chicago.’ So I kept everything in—and the film went on to make gobs of money.

Things That Make You Go Hmmmmmmm

Saudi delegation visits Israel, just to chat. 

Rotberg: Munich 1972 and 2016

The more things change, the more they stay the same. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Meet "The Sneerers"


"The Sneerers are the ones who claim to fight for justice and fairness; the ones who then take to their social media bubbles to whinge about democratically-made decisions that they don’t agree with. (See:Brexit; a Tory win - I say this as someone who voted to Remain and who voted Labour at the last election). They’re the people who are sitting at the islands in their expensive renovated kitchens drinking rosé and dipping crudites in hummus moaning to their friends about the stupid people who voted to Brexit because now their Polish cleaner/nanny might have to go home. The Sneerers are the people who have no idea that by scowling and spitting about the divides in this country, they are only making them even bigger."

Smart Jews

Bon voyage. 

Pushing Back the Culture of Death

Choose life. 

Can't Get Enough of These Stories...

"Deaf Idaho baby hears mom's voice for the first time."

What Happened To "Bring Back Our Girls"?


Michelle Obama not available for comment at press time ever.

Please Remind Me Why We Should "Save" Afghanistan?


A Promise Is A Promise

A true friend.

How beautiful. 

Meet Generation Jazz Hands!

Otherwise known as Generation Wussy:

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Blogging Will Continue Tomorrow

My "real" life is really, really busy at the moment.

I may post some stuff in the evening, but if not-tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Why Are We Surrendering the West?

A couple of essays that are well worth your time:

First, "Enough", by Michael Walsh.

"Islamic military prowess is long in the past; the West has not suffered a major defeat in any confrontation with Islam on the battlefield since Saladin expelled the Crusaders from Jerusalem in 1187. But pitched battles between great armies are no longer the confrontation of choice. As Nice, Paris, Orlando, San Bernardino and everywhere else a "holy warrior" has self-detonated have shown, the war has come to the streets of western cities, unpredictable in its timing and ferocity. And yet still the West refuses to take even the most rudimentary steps to protect itself against a known, sworn enemy. Why?"

"Lots of reasons: ennui, cultural Marxism, the mutation of the Left into a suicide cult that wants to take the rest of us with it. A loss of faith in organized religion (some of it brought on by the faiths themselves, or rather the imperfect men who represent and administer them). The transformation of government schools into babysitting services for subsections of the populace with severe cultural learning disabilities, no matter the skin color of the pupil. The marginalization of the very notion of excellence. And a political class that is little more than a collection of criminals, throne-sniffers, pantywaists and bum-kissers, all dedicated to their own enrichment."

Then, "Nasty in Nice" by the brilliant and ridiculously under-appreciated and under-celebrated David Warren.

"Grand public displays of “mourning” make it worse; for that is the effect the terrorists are seeking. Why should we play into their hands?

"Each victim had a family with a circle of friends, for whom the horror is real, and the mourning may be genuine. The rest — the millions — are putting on a show, advertising France, and the West generally, as squeamish and unmanly; as one big soft underbelly. It “sends a message” back to the Islamists, and that message is: “Keep it up!”

"We tolerate wickedness; we cultivate our surprise."

Long Journeys Start With The First Step

A positive story out of Kansas. 

Germany Sucks

However, it's 2016 and we Jews have a state and an army.

Thus, it will never be 1939 again for the Jews. 

Eurabia Is Doomed.

Totally and utterly. 

Conservatives Need Their Own Social Media Part Eleventy Gazillion....

Facebook and Twitter are private companies.

They can do whatever they want.

Stop kvetching about it, unless you are kvetching for publicity (which is fine).

If you want something "better", or a "safe (internet) space" for conservatives, then build it. 

Dear Pokemon Go Jerks With No Life

Get a life and get the hell away from a dead child's memorial. 

Disgusting losers.

Phillip Cross: "Toronto Has Become A Monolithic, Suffocating Liberal Swamp"

Now tell me something I don't know!

Wishful Thinking: "Our Governments Must Confront The Greatest Danger Facing the World"

Of course they should, but they won't. 

Still, well said.

(How did this get by the Independent's editors?)

"Arizona Man" Arrested in Terrorism Plot Against Local Jewish Community

"Tucson man."

Monday, July 18, 2016

Toronto Area Readers: August Lunch and Conversation With Soeren Kern From the Gatestone Institute!

Here's an event that may be of interest to my Toronto area readers:

Soeren Kern, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, and Nina Rosenwald, President of the Gatestone Institute are going to be hosting two lunches in August in Toronto.

One will take place on Thursday, August 18, 12:30-2:00 p.m in midtown Toronto and the second on Friday, August 19,  from 12:30-2:00 p.m in downtown Toronto. 

Gatestone really needs to be on your daily must read list, and you can sign up for their daily digest if you like here.

Their scholars in residence, fellows and writers showcase the very best of present-day, non-leftist commentariat in the English language. 

The lunch is free of charge for current Gatestone donors of USD $125 or more. For other attendees a minimum donation of $125 per person is requested. (Gatestone is an American-registered non-profit and donations are tax-deductible in the U.S.) 

Kosher and/or vegetarian meals can be provided upon request
Event location will be disclosed once your reservation is complete. 

To reserve, please e-mail: 

Space is limited! 

Technical Geek Out! How the Internet Was Invented.


"Of Course I Strangled Her"


Ruthie Blum: Where is the Outcry (From Western Feminists?)

"Yes, honor killing is alive and well in the Palestinian Authority, whose leaders traipse around the United Nations in Armani suits to bemoan Israeli injustices."

"To “launder” their inevitable end, many Palestinian girls opt to go out with a literal bang and become “martyrs.” Some, Argaman said, are encouraged to do so – even driven to the site of the terrorist attacks they are told to commit – by their parents. If the girls are put to death for dishonoring their families, the stain remains. If, on the other hand, they are killed in the process of maiming Jews, their parents are guaranteed adulation and a hefty monthly stipend from the coffers of the PA, filled regularly by the United States and Europe. You know, continents where women are still yammering about glass ceilings at corporations and harassment by drunken boys on campus trying to cop a feel."

"There is no greater tool by which to measure which side in this case stands for progress: the one that honors its women, not slaughters them for dishonoring their men. Yet where is the outcry from Western feminists? Directed at Israel, of course."

Robert Avrech: A Jewess With A Gun

An excellent vignette about a particularly strong, beautiful, courageous woman of the IDF. 

Why Eurabia Is Doomed

The feckless, disgusting EU is blaming Israelis for Palestinian terror (of course). Truly repulsive and morally reprehensible.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Epitaph for Western Civilization: "Lived With Terrorism".

When French "leaders" suppress the truth, they have surrendered. 

When French "leaders" tell us that we will "have to live with terrorism" they have surrendered.

"Lived With Terrorism" is the epitaph of the free world and should be inscribed on these despicable, feckless cowards' graves as well.

Live with terrorism, die by terrorism, you disgusting, evil cowards.

Meotti: When It Was "Just" the Jews

Another good essay via Gatestone. 

No Tears For France

A must read from Raheem Kassam:

No tears, and certainly no Teddy Bears. 

"Our borders are as porous as our brains. We refuse to realise that there are now literally millions of people amongst us who hate us. Who hate our way of life, and who will, one day, dominate our public life."

"We must be fearless in electing leaders who we feel will best keep us safe. It is one of the few areas of our lives in which we should be able to feel comfortable. We pay our taxes, you keep us safe."

"If not, then we must arm ourselves. If our governments refuse to protect us, or even begin to use the tools with which we empower them against us: surveillance, counter-terror laws, detention, then we will need to take the law back into our own hands. We cannot be afraid of doing so. It is where our societies all sprung from."

"The defence of ourselves as individuals. The defence of our families, our properties, our means of production, our communities, and our neighbours."

"And yes, that does mean exactly what you think it means. It means ending mass migration. It means smashing apart ghettos and no go zones. It means repealing laws that allow for Sharia councils. It means asserting what it means to be British, or European, or American, without fearing a backlash from the political left, or the media classes who scarcely see a face my colour let alone darker."

"Let them riot. Let them cry."

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Great Tune, Adele: Send My Love

Love this. And the dress is divine.

Shapiro: 7 Disgusting Things Said By (the disgusting) President Obama in Dallas

I had the misfortune of hearing it on the radio as it was being live streamed and I don't think I have ever cursed more in my life.

Actually, I think the worst part was that he suggested that 'we', i.e everyone is culpable for racism and murder-that "we" all share in the blame.

That made steam come out of my ears.

New Blog Feature: Things That Make Jew Haters Sad

Amidst all the bad and sad news around the world, I thought it would be nice to introduce a new feature on my blog.

You all know my "Eurabia is Doomed" feature, my "DUH" file, and my "The UK Is Screwed" feature.

There are others that you may enjoy, feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you feel like letting me know what your favourites are.

Anyway, I thought I would start a new one: Things That Make Jew Haters Sad.

(Apologies to Donald Trump for liberating his #SAD lingo from his Twitter feed, but I love it, and I use it all the time, it ain't trademarked and I'm not giving it back.)


"In Africa, Lion King Bibi Out-Roars the Palestinians" 

Republicans officially embrace new, GONZO PRO-ISRAEL "plank". 

Sunlight on cockroaches: #SAD

Rudy, Rudy, Rudy!

All of this: 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Go Israel Go! Magshimim Program Brings "Under-Represented" Youth Populations to Super Elite Cyber Warfare Positions in the IDF

This is really amazing.

Read the whole thing.   

German Couple Punished By Full Force of State For Natural Human Emotion

Tyranny of course, is not new to Germany. 

America Is Screwed: Name the Enemy Edition

The Obama doctrine: Kill the Messenger

"We have real enemies, dedicated to dominating and eventually destroying us, and they are not going to be talked out of their hatred. Iran, for example, declared war on the United States in 1979 — that’s 37 years ago — and has been killing Americans ever since. Every year, the State Department declares Iran to be the world’s primary supporter of terror. Do you think we’ll nicely and politely convince them to be good citizens and even (as President Obama desires) a responsible ally supporting peace? Do you think ISIS or the Taliban wants to embrace us?"

"No, we’re not going to talk our way out of this war, nor can we escape its horrors."

A Tale of Two Funerals

One people raised to love and to live.

The other raised to hate and murder. 

Trudeau Visits Auschwitz

Uses visit to clarify who the real Jews are. 

Child Abuse

So sad. 

The Palestinian Reason for Living: "I Incite, Therefore I Am"

"Incitement against Israel is the only thing that the PA and PLO it established can do, because Israel has never exacted a real and tangible price for the incitement and assaults against Israel as the Jewish national homeland and its Jewish citizens."

"This is why the PA has adopted the religious symbols of Palestinian Arab existence, the Al Aksa mosque for example, whose surrounding area was once called "Al Haram Al Shairf." They prefer to call the entire area of the Temple Mount by the name Al Aksa, because that is mentioned in the Koran, which does not mention Al Haram Al Sharif nor the Palestinian People. By the way, the Koran does mention the Children of Israel and Jewish people many times, but not the Palestinians. I wonder why…"

Friday, July 8, 2016

Kurt Schlichter to America: "Suck It Up And Vote For Trump"

A must read from the great Kurt Schlichter. 

"I don’t need to hear why Trump sucks again. I know why he’s terrible. I’ve written about it at length.

"But the Hillary Clinton charade of July 5th – a date that shall live in infamy – and the subsequent rubbing of normal Americans’ noses in the heap of droppings progressives have piled upon the rule of law make plain that there is something much more important at stake here than fussy distaste over Trump’s aesthetic failings and his myriad misjudgments."

"The short-sighted liberal elite, aided and abetted by its media catamites, are using our Constitution as toilet paper. One thing matters. One thing only. That is restoring the rule of law, because without it the coastal femboys and hectoring harridans of the left will keep pushing and prodding and provoking until they, to their shock, find normal Americans pushing back. They are worse than stupid – they are unwise, thinking they are simply playing fun games oppressing and abusing those they see as lessers when, in reality, they are playing with fire."

"One thing matters. One thing only. That is restoring the rule of law, and only a Trump presidency can do that."

It's Not "All In Your Head"

Another illness that is more than likely physically based, rather than psychological. 

You know what? Nothing sucks more than someone who is actually sick, than someone being actually sick and being told that they are either making it up or that it's all in their heads.


I like evidence.

"A new study has identified a bacterial blueprint for chronic fatigue syndrome, offering further evidence that it is a physical disease with biological causes and not a psychological condition."

"Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that causes extreme and lasting fatigue, preventing people from taking part in even the most routine daily activities. There are no tests to confirm the diagnosis, which has prompted speculation that it is a psychological condition rather than a physical illness."
Read the whole thing.

Great News! HillBuzz Is Back!

This is awesome. 

Kevin is just a peach. Make sure to read his blog. He's smart and funny and even more awesome in person.

Via Kathy. 

Dennis Prager: Moral People Cannot Support the Palestinians

This is of course, completely correct. 

But it is very disappointing, and a glaring error of omission that Prager does not mention the religious basis of the Palestinian war against the Jews. It is based in Muslim antisemitism, that's just a fact, not an opinion.

Palestinianism is just a convenient, well-funded vehicle for the religious war against the Jews (and thus, Western civilization). It is a nihilistic movement with religious roots.

Prager mentions the Mufti, but not the Koran. Very disappointing.

Pat Condell: "We Saved Our Democracy"

"Where Do I Come From?"

An essay from The Federalist discusses a new study on same sex parenting. 

A Particularly Gutless Article From the Usually Excellent City Journal

The title of this article is "Blind to the Obvious". 

The writer of this article, Stefan Kramer, rightly berates the horrible, antisemitic Obama administration for being pretty much mute on anti-Jewish violence and terror in America and abroad.

However, it is equally gutless to mention anti-Jewish violence and anti-Jewish terrorism without mentioning who the majority of the perpetrators are, and what their religious motivation is. That is a textbook definition of willful blindness.

To discuss attacks on Jews without mentioning Muslim antisemitism is really quite intellectually dishonest.

"Does Islam Belong to Germany?"

I guess they mean "in" and not "to".

But the more accurate assessment would be "Germany now belongs to Islam".

Thanks to Mamma Merkel of course!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

"How A Generation Lost Its Common Culture"

Very interesting read. 

"My students are know-nothings. They are exceedingly nice, pleasant, trustworthy, mostly honest, well-intentioned, and utterly decent. But their brains are largely empty, devoid of any substantial knowledge that might be the fruits of an education in an inheritance and a gift of a previous generation. They are the culmination of western civilization, a civilization that has forgotten nearly everything about itself, and as a result, has achieved near-perfect indifference to its own culture."

Caroline Glick: Moral Equivalence Has Become Moral Atrocity


"Did Comey Actually Destroy Hillary By 'Exonerating' Her?"

One can hope. 

This paragraph in my mind, marks the death of the rule of law in America.

It's a heartbreaking flirtation with tyranny. Laws are for suckers.

"To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now."

Elie Wiesel's Love of America

A love affair.

I get it. 

"Elie Wiesel was Jewish to his core, and in the Jewish state he was revered as a hero — so much so that two Israeli prime ministers offered to nominate him to be the country’s president. Yet Wiesel didn’t make Israel his home. Though he was a frequent visitor and a passionate advocate, though he felt “attached to the destiny of Israel with all the fiber of his being,” as he once put it, he never became an Israeli citizen."

"Why not?"
"He himself didn’t know, or so he said."
"But perhaps the explanation was as simple as this: He was in love with the United States."

Monday, July 4, 2016

"Before, I Was Like A Bird Locked in A Cage"

Forget the "bad day" you think you are having.

Celebrate your life. 

"I Can Hardly Breathe Here"

Merkel's Eurapia:

Sexual assaults on migrants, by migrants in Germany. 

Women and children hardest hit. 

"A Few Personal Parting Words to My Friend And Colleague Elie Wiesel"

This is lovely, sad but life-affirming at the same time, just like the story of the Jewish people. 

Read the whole thing. 

"In one particularly moving conversation, Elie shared with me how he had basically given up on life after the war and the atrocities and losses he witnessed. Even after meeting French author François Mauriac, who persuaded him to serve as a witness and chronicle his experiences, he still felt dead inside and could not bring himself to personally commit to any life-affirming activities. But then things changed. Wiesel told me, “I credit your father as being one of the first people who altered my view and attitude to life. Though he himself had suffered under Soviet oppression, losing his parents at a young age, your father was a shining example of positivity and celebrating life and its possibilities.”

"Elie paused, took a deep breath and continued: “And then, in the mid-60’s, your father introduced me to the Lubavitcher Rebbe. You father persuaded me to go see him, which I ultimately did. After hours of dialogue and subsequent correspondence, the rebbe was the one who finally convinced me to marry and build a family. His most compelling argument – which I could not refute – was that the only and ultimate response to Nazi destruction was to build a family and perpetuate the memory of those they wished to obliterate."

“This changed my life, forever. In the single-most important decision of my life, I married Marion in 1969, and then, in 1972, we had our son – our pride and joy – Shlomo Elisha, named after my father, who perished in Buchenwald.”

"Clearly very emotional, Elie walked me over to the photos on his desk. Pointing to pictures of his son and his grandchildren, he simply said: “Everything is worth this.”


Things really don’t make sense. Life is mostly absurd. We have seen man at his worst. But for the Jew, insanity is not abnormal. I can’t tell you what was going on in the minds, hearts and souls of the Jews who walked to their deaths. But I can tell you that every single one of these sacred people knew one thing. And they declared it with their prayers and their songs:

You can take our bodies, but you can’t take our souls. You can take our lives but not our faith. We will prevail. If not today, tomorrow. If not tomorrow, the next day. If not us, our children. If not our children, our grandchildren. But we will prevail."

Schadenfreudelicious: The Left Is Never Satisfied

This is just glorious. 

Be This Guy: "I Don't Need Anything Else"

"I love my people and the Land of Israel; this is who I am, this is my life's mission, and I don't need anything else..."

Doron Almog: "Leave No Man Behind"

Why the Entebbe rescue matters today. 

Also this:

Powerless no more. 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

"How Can you Eulogize a Flower?"

Why I can't really write much lately:

"How can you eulogize a flower?"

If you can read that sentence, and this article without stopping for breath or crying, you're not human.

Every time I try to write, I can't get the words out.

The UK Is Screwed: Israel Is Like ISIS Edition

I have no time for the Jew-haters. 

And the UK is chock full of 'em.