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AMSHINOV- no quarter asked,no quarter given

Think of me as perpetual Shil'shel Peh

Friday, August 19, 2005

Shabus Shulum U'mvaroch

Sadly : I recieved this Email from Yeshivat Har Etzion

Subject :
parasha is delayed - our apologies

It has been a crazy week for all of us, and the translation of parsha
has not been completed. We hope to have it out tomorrow morning. Our
apologies, especially to our Australian readership.
Kol tuv, and may HaKadosh Barukh Hu have mercy upon His
people and upon His land.

-amshinover lives in amshinov plus or minus a week

God Does not abandon His People

Last evening at the barber shop we, the Jewish Bucharian barbers and myself, were tearfully watching CNN. The reporter reported how the IDF was to meet with the furthest extremists they have met (I think it was kfar darom). They showed footage of these wild savages whose last stronghold was the synagogue.

What we actually saw were the holiest souls crying and praying like I have never witnessed. Seldom have I ever seen poignant images as I saw last night. These souls broke out into the 1970’s version of Ki lo yotosh which means G-d does not abandon His people. A scene that is reminiscent of the holy souls singing Ani Maamin 60 years ago.

G-d does not abandon His people. These holy people have given their lives for G-d, His land and His people. They are the scorn of the world and much of their own brethren. They are being expelled from the very same land that is a part of what they sacrificed so much for. Their thoughts? G-d does not abandon His people.

After some further thought, I realized something. These souls are the quintessential Gods people.

G-d does not abandon His people.


Thursday, August 18, 2005

Over There

Look over there it's a bear.Where?
running free in his new home.

-amshinover lives in amshinov plus or minus a week

Simple Guy - Simple Questions

I got me some simple questions. I wonder how all other people feel and think.

a) Are Jews more ethical than Arabs? I point your attention to their behavior.

b) Do Jews deserve to live in Israel more than Arabs do? (Can be associated with A)

c) If the whole world were to live their lives as Arabs do would it survive?

d)Do aggresive countries and people that lose their land in battle deserve to get their land back

e)Why can Arabs live in Israeli neighberhoods but the oppisite is not so?

f) By not having a system whereby good behaving people get rewarded and ill behaving not rewarded ruin the global community? (Amshi - thanx for the constructive C. )


אֲנַחְנוּ, כְּכָל-הַגּוֹיִם

We used to believe that a Jew does not expel a Jew.
A Chaldean expels a Jew.
An Assyrian expels a Jew.
A Roman expels a Jew.
A Spaniard expels a Jew.
A Pole expels a Jew.
A German expels a Jew.
And now a Jew expels a Jew.

Now We Are Like All the Nations.
שמואל א פרק ח:כ

-amshinover lives in amshinov plus or minus a week

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

What's She talking about?


This is just bunk. Anyone saying otherwise is simply either anti-orthodox, a complete idiot, or completely disengenuous. You choose one.

At first glance you would think shes talking about Gush Katif.Right?wrong.

When it comes to Gush Katif she is so left she fell off.


Mom what gives?

If that doesn't get your panties in a buch read this shit .

-amshinover lives in amshinov plus or minus a week

R'tzachtee Ve'Gam Ya'rash'tee (Murder&InheritMe)?

"It's impossible to watch this, and that includes myself, without tears in the eyes," Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said. "My heart is broken when I see these things."

Al ala ani bo'chee'ach
also, see this video

-amshinover lives in amshinov plus or minus a week

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

How Funny Would That Be?

Haaretz Correspondents, and The Associated Press
Earlier on Tuesday, three senior Yesha Council leaders were among the pullout opponents arrested in the western Negev as they were attempting to make their way to the Kissufim crossing in an effort to infiltrate Gush Katif, Israel Radio reported. Pinchas Wallerstein, Zviki Bar-Hai and Ze'ev Hever had been detained near the Be'eri junction as they were advancing on the Kissufim crossing


NEW YORK POST-New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-48th District) is among the many infiltrators to have snuck into Gaza through the IDF roadblocks.
"It was very easy to get in," Hikind told The Jerusalem Post as he stood outside the Neveh Dekalim synagogue on Saturday night.

Mr.Assemblyman your room at Israeli jail of Jalboo awaits you.

-amshinover lives in amshinov plus or minus a week

Kiddush HaShem and Chillul HaShem

-amshinover lives in amshinov plus or minus a week

Monday, August 15, 2005

Remember The Iron Sheik?

(tap on the title)

Associated Press-
KABUL, Afghanistan - Khosraw Basheri feverishly pumped iron and toned his body so it rippled with muscle and veins. His hard work paid off Saturday, when he claimed a historic title in his war-battered country — Mr. Afghanistan
At 96 kilograms (212 pounds), Basheri was among the heaviest contenders in the event, which featured nine weight classes and was held at a dilapidated movie theater in the Afghan capital, Kabul.Forty-eight competitors from across the country struck poses onstage, twisting their oiled torsos to display swelling back and abdominal muscles or extending legs to show off sinewy calves. Some winced, others forced smiles.
More than 200 spectators — some wearing turbans, others three-piece suits — crammed into the theater to watch the bodybuilders, who qualified for the event by winning contests in their home provinces and represent the sport's national appeal.

Me thinks Thomas Friedman said it best, but missed the glory, in a column describing why terrorists hate us americans:
"...globalization is in so many ways Americanization: globalization wears Mickey Mouse ears, it drinks Pepsi and Coke, eats Big Macs, does its computing on an IBM laptop with Windows 98. Many societies around the world can't get enough of it, but others see it as a fundamental threat."
The upside: maybe after we get them to devour our bounties and pick up our culture, we can get them to see the world without the blinders of hate, as Stalin said "Ideas are more powerful than guns". How glorious a victory would that be?

-amshinover lives in amshinov plus or minus a week

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Boil My Blood

Crazy Chumros,
I have many strange and wild customs that I have picked up from a vairety of places.To name a few: I wear a chabad tallis with an Atara, I sit for Havdalah, only make Kiddush on Vodka shabus mornings. I also picked a number of Chumros: I don't eat matzah outside of peasch, I'm makpid Rabunu Tom's Z'man for everything even Motzie Yom Tov Shanee, I don't Brok, I sit at my Chanuka for a 1/2 hour, eat in the Sukah on Shimine Ah'tzeres to list a few.But I 'v never pushed any of this on anyone else .And I don't understand people who do push chumras on the masses, as if it isn't hard enough.

Though I won't be making Havdalah until צאת הכוכבים לר"ת
Fixed 72 minutes after sunset 9:07:16 ע"ב דקות שוות אחר השקיעה . Many New York shuls are davening marriv Motzie Tish'abov at 8:40, which is after 3 small stars 36 minutes as degrees.ג' כוכבים קטנים ל"ו דקות במעלות that is for davening not eating. And some shuls are davening at 8:45PM which is almost a minute past nightfall for the Chazon Ish צאת הכוכבים חזון איש 40 minutes as degrees מ' דקות במעלות. Again this is when they will daven, not eat.But no shul was davening Marriv at 8:15 which would allow them to finish at 8:27:11 three medium stars 27 minutes as degrees.End of rabbinicly ordained (M'Derabanan) fasts. ג' כוכבים בינונים כ"ז דקות במעלות .

Please tell me there is one righteous shul out there.

What is even more annoying, is the women who don't know that they don't have to wait for their husbands(havdalah) and are not eating until G-d knows when , and so your holy chumra has become an avayra.Very nice.

BTW my (rabbi) PALM says we can eat at 8:25PM :)

-amshinover lives in amshinov plus or minus a week
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