Shavua Tov, The Open Forum 01.10.23

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        1. Felix

          Easy to understand. The real question… what the Hell goes on in Jill’s mind when choosing? Is she getting a “contact high” from the “Prez”?

      1. Chief Mac

        I have friends that are gay and honestly they are the nicest of people and want to live their own way. I do not agree with them, but then again they have to answer and not me

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          My perspective:
          As an Orthodox Jew, I look at everything through the lense of Torah.
          HASHEM says that the act is an abomination which is the strongest language of displeasure in the Torah.
          I take my marching orders from our Commander in Chief.
          Mitzvos mean Commandments.

          Vayikra (Leviticus) 18, is an entire chapter that details forbidden relationships.
          There are no ambiguities whatsoever.

          Vayikra 18:22: “You shall not lie down with a male, as with a woman: this is an abomination.”

          The truth cannot be delivered with Novocaine.

          (If anyone has a problem with this, they need to speak to Hashem. I didn’t author the Torah. I just very lovingly keep it.)

          Now, please bear in mind that I have never said that every alphabet person is a rotten to the core individual.

          Moreover, it is not in my purview to judge.
          That is in Hashem’s jurisdiction.

          I will point out the following however:
          There is nothing more repugnant in Hashem’s Eyes than when one joyously sins.

          Being proud about committing an abomination is horrific.

          I want to know WHY the HECK these people felt the need to flaunt these depraved acts?!

          When I do the wrong thing (I have a Yetzer Horah just like everyone else does), I do it quietly and am ashamed.

          When I regain my presence of mind (Judaism teaches that a person sins from foolishness), I repent and make it right.

          This person was appointed because he is openly and proudly a member of the Alphabet People.
          To me, that is extremely repugnant beyond description.

          (One of my best friends “Orthodoxed” in her late twenties.
          Her only sibling is a brother who is gay
          He keeps it very under wraps.

          Therein lies the difference.

          WHY should I have to know one’s sexual habits?!
          In fact, we don’t have public displays of affection between husband and wife whatsoever.
          Allow me to reassure everyone, that my marriage isn’t adversely affected as a result.

          We are the Chosen People of Hashem.
          We are supposed to conduct ourselves differently.

          The British Royals have a code of behavior.
          One of them is no public displays of affection.

          We are so much more than they are.

          I say that not out of arrogance, Heaven forbid!

          Everyone who knows me, can attest to the fact that arrogance has never been one of my vices.

          I declare it as per the Torah which states manifold how we are the children of Hashem and His beloved Chosen People.

    1. Sapper 9

      That is mostly correct, but, it is open to be forced again at a later date, and there was no help for the soldiers forced out.

    1. george linker

      IF bidens claim were true then he couldn’t control his own staff back then. He claims he knew nothing about them.

  1. Proud Conservative Mom

    75 years ago: Another forgotten massacre of Jews.

    From The Palestine Post, January 11, 1948, referring to events from the previous Friday, January 9:

    Eleven Jews were killed in a planned massacre when Arabs attacked a party of 23 unarmed agricultural workers on Friday morning as they went to work in Jewish orange groves near Sukreir village .

    After killing the Jews, the Arabs stripped them of their clothing and decapitated one of the bodies.

    The dead so far identified are all of Rishon Le Zion ; Zvi Hayn, 33; Yechiel Danziger, 23; Yoel Weisseltier , 22 ; Michael Abrahamov, 18; Josef Okashi, 18; Pinhas Kaufman, 22 ; Zeharia Tabib, 18 ; and Avraham Feldklein, 18 . The bodies of the other three men are still missing.

    During Friday night, well motors in four Jewish orange groves near Sukreir were blown up .
    It looks like the dead were not orange grove workers but a Haganah patrol. There is a garden in Rishon LeTzion in their memory (sign above.)

    In Benny Morris’ Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, he reports that the Haganah leveled the village of Sukreir (Suqrir) on January 11 in retaliation after the entire village evacuated.

    Yehi Zichrum Boruch.

    (Hat tip Elder of Ziyon)

  2. Proud Conservative Mom

    Monday, January 09, 2023
    Large cache of Jewish objects hidden by Jews in Lodz in 1939 unearthed (lots of photos)
    From Times of Israel:

    About 400 items believed to have been hidden in the ground by their Jewish owners during World War II have been accidentally uncovered during home renovation work in a yard in Lodz in central Poland.

    History experts say that the objects found in the city’s Polnocna Street include Hanukkah menorahs and items used in daily life, TVN24 reported.

    Another Polish media outlet,, said that perfume bottles and cigarette holders were also found in the trove, located some 70 centimeters underground.

    The stash was found in December, and two of the menorahs were lit on December 22 during Hanukkah celebrations organized by the city’s Jewish community.

    Some of the items were found wrapped in Polish, Yiddish, and German language newspapers, which were dated to around October 1939, Israel’s Ynet news site said.

    Gazecie Wyborczej, an archaeologist in Lodz, said that the items appeared to have been buried in a hurry, likely when the owners were ordered to appear in the Lodz Ghetto. According to Wyborczej, the site of the building used to be a synagogue.

    The items are mostly silver-plated tableware, menorahs and glass containers for cosmetics, according to the regional office for the preservation of historic objects. The office’s experts said on Facebook last week that the objects will be handed over to the city’s archaeology museum.
    This is a heartbreaking story, especially when you look at the recovered objects themselves. They aren’t for the most part made out of silver or gold but rather silver-plated; they were not objectively that valuable – but they were valuable to the owners. These were personal items that the Jews wanted to keep in their families.

    The pictures are unreal and of course, simultaneously heartbreaking…

    1. Ozraeli

      That may be true Biblically, but there is also the element of traditionally not trusting the “sinister” [Latin] left handed, but more accurately in the modern context, it was the seating division of Post French Revolution seats in the French Assembly.

      1. Chief Mac

        Every time I see a picture or read his name, makes me so glad my family kicked his family out of the country

          1. Tony

            Sorry, he doesn’t want to come back, and we don’t want him here, They should both stay in California, where they can sell more fairy tale books.

        1. Ozraeli

          Unmitigated BS, not to mention false chemistry. Utopians will never cease their delusional pursuits until they are destroyed by people who need to live their lives sensibly.

          There is always “Just a little more to do”. “We just need a little more money”; “We just need a little more power”; “We just need a little more access to intrusive data”; “We just need a little more coercive power”; & on & on & on…

          1. Sapper 9

            When I was in college, I WORKED construction and in restaurants to pay my tuition and bills, along the way I learned how to cook and I have never used an electric range top, never.

        2. Proud Conservative Mom

          I read about this yesterday.
          I use a gas stove daily.
          I’ve never used anything else (sans a campfire or grill).

          My husband doesn’t think it will end up happening.

          The world continues to get more insane by the second.

        3. george linker

          The move would give the government control over home heating. When electric is out gas stoves often saved the day. Eliminate the stove and freeze the people out with electric shortages.

    1. Sapper 9

      Violence of action and make sure that everything is DEAD before you reach the reconsolidation line, it is better to slice that throat on the way through, than to have to provide them aid and treat them as POWs on the way back through.

      Double Tap, Double Tap, Double Tap.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            That’s what I have heard over the years from several veterans.

            My grandfather never lost sight of who his ultimate Commander in Chief was.
            He retained his Judaism and came out stronger than ever.

  3. kicknrush

    Germany 2023: Holocaust survivor to be forcibly vaccinated

    The 85 year old Jewish composer and Holocaust survivor
    Inna Zhvanetskaya was condemned to compulsory admission to a closed
    psychiatric ward, where she is to be forcibly double
    vaccinated with the Mengele-Gift aka corona vaccine against her will.
    The court ordered vaccination is not only a violation of the
    “Nuremberg Code”. Treating a Holocaust survivor like this
    makes it all the more incredible.

    She will be fetched up tomorrow. Sent to death in a closed
    psychiatric ward, brimmed with Muslims.

    > Inna Zhvanetskaya

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Good evening kicknrush!

      “The facts seem unbelievable, because Germany has really learned nothing at all from history. Confidants of a Ukrainian-born composer who is famous in her homeland turned to Report24. A court in Stuttgart has ordered one year of forced admission to a closed psychiatric ward. First of all, the old lady should be “vaccinated against Covid-19” twice – also with the use of force. An exclusive video shows: She is neither of unsound mind nor endangering herself or others. She’s just afraid for her life.

      Her name is Inna Zhvanetskaya. She was born on January 20, 1937 in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. As a Jew, she is one of the survivors of the Holocaust. Until she was eight, she and her family had to tremble at the prospect of being picked up, deported and possibly murdered. In ten days she could celebrate her 86th birthday in her adopted home of Germany. A country that she loves even more than her homeland, as she stated in an interview . She was considered a musical celebrity beyond the borders of her future homeland of Russia. The Cambridge Biographical Center (UK) awarded her Woman of the Year in 1992.”

      HASHEM YERACHEIM! 💔💔💔😪😪😪
      May HE protect Inna from any and all effects.

      Meaning no disrespect to you at all, Heaven forbid, just thinking about certain countries like Germany, makes my blood boil and me want to murder those who would do this to Inna.

      They would have made excellent Nazis.
      Hitler would be so very proud of them.


    1. george linker

      In the Israel article fault is assigned to the Israeli’s where in paris the fault is assigned to the one committing the act.

  4. Proud Conservative Mom

    This is precisely what I live by. I’m only in competition with myself as to who I was the day before.

    When a person dies and has their personal day of judgment, they are shown the potential for greatness of who they could have been if they fall short.
    That’s the worst pain possible because it’s too late to change at that point in time.

    I daven every single day that I won’t ever be found wanting in Hashem’s Eyes.
    May He help me become all that I can possibly be and achieve all that I can.

    May this be the case for all of you as well.

    Reminder: Every single day we’re gifted with a new chance to shine.
    Sin, is not a person.
    It’s an event that happened yesterday.

    Man, has the ability to become extremely great.
    We are gifted with free will to choose.
    It’s up to us to decide who we want to become.

  5. Proud Conservative Mom

    This is absolutely mind-blowing to me.
    I have heard about this before, but it never ceases to “wow” me.

    (This is because every generation is less spiritually than the previous one. That will be the case until Moshiach comes and the world will revert back to the perfection that it once was.)


        1. IMSarahAnn

          We’re pretty good, ?Rebecca. Thanks for asking ! Busy though. And you and yours?🥰🥰🥰

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            BH! I’m so very grateful to hear that.

            I have been sick since Friday. I have been sleeping alot.

            On top of that nasty viral infection, I was diagnosed with strep today.
            (Why not?! 😂😂😂. I now understand why I can hardly move.)
            I was prescribed Cleocin (a very strong antibiotic) TID.

            I’m beyond grateful that as crummy as I feel (apologies for venting), that these are things that will go away.

            That is HUGE.

            I’m beyond grateful for every single day that Hashem gifts me with.

          2. IMSarahAnn

            I’m sorry that I’m just now getting back here. I was called away. I pray that you’re given much respite from these ongoing sicknesses, Rebecca, my friend.
            Prayers for you and for yours. 🤗🙏

        1. Weary Traveler

          They don’t have a sing;e redeeming quality. It’s why no one likes them, and they have to go out of their way to put on such a show.

          1. Weary Traveler

            They have to know it deep down, but they seem shocked when confronted with it face to face.

          2. Weary Traveler

            She is not stopping. She is appealing her case. The only way Kari Lake will ever stop fighting, is that death would have to take her in some form or other.

          3. Weary Traveler

            She’s got more you-know-what than most males in the GOP.

            Savage once said years ago that it will be the women that end up saving us because so many men have become so politically corrected and docile.

      1. Sapper 9

        I remember the video of Elizabeth Warren drinking a been in her kitchen, I guess she was trying to look relatable, except she didn’t even know how to open it.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Note how these people actually have to *try* to be relatable. Because they are stuck up elitists who live in a bubble, and they must think we are dumber than AOC to fall for it.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            You would make an awesome radio talk show host.
            I have always felt that way.

            How long did you host a show for?
            (Apologies for not recollecting. I am having a hard time thinking straight right now. 🤦🤦🤦)

          2. Weary Traveler

            I didn’t host, but I produced and engineered shows though. I produced shows a total of four years. I was also a backup announcer for afternoon news reports.

          3. Weary Traveler

            Unfortunately, I was too young to be in radio in its heyday, before it became so corporate, and the “Clear Channel model” got adopted, and there was nothing but conglomeration.

          4. Weary Traveler

            Even the way she says she’s going to get herself a beer is awkward and contrived.

            Interesting they included the Kavanaugh hearing. Because that was the talking point; “OMG, he said he likes beer.” Christ, these people are infuriating.

          5. Weary Traveler

            Her worst one was a few years before that when she was talking in a black church, and started using the accent.

          6. Weary Traveler

            Harpies like that only scare men away from women. I thank God every day that I know, because I have seen with my own eyes, that harpies like them do NOT represent most women.

          7. Weary Traveler

            Conservative women rock. Too bad most of them are married.

            For that reason, I can somewhat relate to how a lot of women say all the ‘good men are either married or gay.’

            The gay part doesn’t come in to play when you are talking about Conservatives. Especially with regards to women.

            This is one of the things I try to explain to Marty. It’s not just the quantity of what is in the dating pool. There can be plenty of singles to choose from, and maybe mathematically, no one should be unpaired, but it is not so much the quantity, but the quality.

            Which is what really sucks about being a single man on the west coast. You have both quantity and quality working against you.

          8. Weary Traveler

            And usually tend to marry fairly young too. So once you are past a certain age, like 35, you are pretty much [insert the most colorful of colorful words uttered on the NYC Transit System, but pronounced in the past tense, here. LOL]

            True, there are always exceptions to the rule. Take my family, Julie for instance. Not bad looking. Always worked. Never married, no children, and turns 50 at the end of this year.

            The mathematical ratio works in her favor, as there are three single men for each single women. So quantity obviously isn’t the problem. But quality is. What good is that for her, when 99.999999% of what she has to choose from are members in good standing with the “Soy Elite”? (*Hat tip to Carolyn for that one.)

            I like to compare it to why I hate Walmart so much, and don’t shop there. And also why I think the US Navy should test its missiles on every Walmart in the country.

            What good is a large store with a huge selection of items, if the items are all cheap, tacky Chinese slave goods that aren’t made to last? And the fact that the clientele is mainly trailer and ghetto trash makes it even less worth it to shop there, even if there were some halfway decent items there.

          9. Proud Conservative Mom

            This most definitely applies to Orthodox Jews.
            We get married young and have large families.
            (Believe it or not, my family isn’t considered to be large.)

            I really feel for everyone like Julie.

            I love what you wrote about Walmart and missile practice.

          10. Weary Traveler

            I would love it Walmart ceased to exist. Close that portal to Hell for once and for good.

            It is a disgusting dynamic. There too many like myself, or Julie, who do not deserve to be single. Then you have so many retards marrying = deserve to be single, making as much of a mockery of marriage as any two fags tying the knot.

          11. Weary Traveler

            I kind of don’t think so. If she ever did, she kept those feelings quiet.

            She did tell me more than a few times that she felt bringing a kid in to this crazy world would be cruel to the kid.

            I get that to some degree, but I don’t blame my parents for all the crap I endured from living in a crazy world, I just blame the crazies themselves.

            Besides, if good people stop marrying and having children, the world just gets worse, and good people only suffer more so, both in the short and long runs, and for no good reason, and with no positive benefit.

            That is exactly what the powers that aught not be want.

          12. Proud Conservative Mom

            Without judging, that might have been part of the problem.
            Most people want children.

            That would cut out an already very limited selection of people.

            AGREED, that good people should NEVER stop having children!

          13. Weary Traveler

            I get it. I don’t judge her for feeling that way either. I kind of felt the same way too.

            Such feelings really do come from a place of hurt, and not what most of us really want for ourselves either.

          14. Weary Traveler

            So… In other words… It sounds like I didn’t miss much. Perhaps it was divine intervention what I was unable to see it.

          15. Weary Traveler

            I’m afraid they really are THAT stupid.

            I shudder to think of what they discuss in there during a regular sermon.

  6. Proud Conservative Mom

    New – Israelis flock to taste iconic Slurpee as 7-Eleven opens first store in country

    US convenience store mega-chain 7-Eleven opened its first store in Israel on Wednesday, with a long line of customers lining up outside the Tel Aviv shop to make their first-ever purchases.

    An additional eight stores are expected to be open throughout Tel Aviv by the end of 2023, with a further 30 slated to operate across the country by 2024, according to several media reports.

    The opening was marked by long lines as Israelis clamored to try their signature items like Slurpees, a slushed ice drink. A small size costs NIS 10 ($3), while a large is NIS 15 ($4.40). A coffee costs NIS 9 ($2.60), and customers are not charged extra for alternative milks, such as soy.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. bill smith

      Creepy said that he had never read the docs…. and, he was told by his lawyers to not even inquire as to what the docs were about.
      So then, how does he know the he didn’t read them if he doesn’t know what they are about???

      Could it be perhaps that he is LYING???

      But never mind, no leftists or “media” outlet will hold him to account.

        1. Weary Traveler

          It makes me want to actually scream in their faces like I’m Sam Kinison. But I probably wouldn’t stop there. I’d probably get carried away and start hitting them.

          The last time someone on this planet claimed the same level of “holiness” they do, he got crucified. And we know where the hammer and nails are.

          1. Weary Traveler

            I wont post the video here, because it is age restricted. But there is a scene in the movie, Fargo, where the Steve Buschemi character gets thrashed with a belt by some huge Native American Indian, and the guy is cussing at him as he is beating him to the rhythm of the beating, as the Buschemi character is writhing on the ground screaming like Homer Simpson.

            That’s what I feel lie doing to many of these people myself.

            And like you, I am also not a normally violet person either. I’m actually very loving, and easy going for the most part.

          2. Weary Traveler

            Remember what I shared recently about what Marty and I were discussing regarding Tony Danza, and his upbringing, and the topic of trauma.

            We are being collectively traumatized as our own institutions are behaving like abusive spouses towards us.

  7. Proud Conservative Mom

    Just In – 210 Democrats vote against bill requiring medical care for babies born alive after abortion attempt

    Nearly every House Democrat Wednesday voted against legislation that would require immediate medical attention for babies who are born alive after an attempt was made to abort them.

    The bill passed 220-210, and all 210 of the “no” votes came from Democrats.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Sapper 9

      They are showing who they really are, the dark side that they try to hide with all the “to save the life of the mother ” and ” due to incest or rape” crap.

          1. Weary Traveler

            The most… Because they have always been corrupt, anti-American, Godless and criminal. And also a bunch of perverts, pedophiles, and racist and sexist bigots.

            Democrats always have been, and always will be, terrible people by all metrics.

  8. Proud Conservative Mom

    Biden admin extends Covid-19 public health emergency AGAIN.

    The Biden administration has yet again extended the Covid-19 public health emergency determination for another 90 days, the White House announced on Wednesday.

    Since first being announced on January 31, 2020, the public health emergency has been renewed ten times already, making this latest extension the 11th.

    HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra made the announcement via a declaration, titled “Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        BH! I wasn’t even afraid when I was diagnosed with the Delta Variant.

        Some people speculated that I would have had it so much easier had I (Heaven forbid) gotten jabbed.

        INCORRECT, as we well know.

        (On a sidebar, one cannot prove a negative.)

        I had it, I was extremely miserable for six and a half months, but am ALIVE.
        BREATHING, isn’t overrated.

          1. Sapper 9

            Was there something wrong with the wording? , if there was something offensive I must have missed it.

          2. Sapper 9

            Britanica definition: a dishonest, unkind, or unpleasant person.

            I respect your choice to not use it and again I never mean to offend.

            Edit: I did find a reference to a vulgar slang meaning , which I had never heard, live and learn.

          3. Proud Conservative Mom


            You obviously got it from your closing statement.
            Please don’t worry about it.

            We hopefully learn something new every single day.

            There is a member of the IDF, Ora Levitt who knows how to clean up memes.

            She is very fierce and takes on Jew haters singlehandedly.

            I very highly recommend following her on Twitter.

            The following meme used to have a different word instead of “mess” with.

          4. Weary Traveler

            That’s exactly what it would take to create that nice normal world I would want to live in.

  9. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨 FDA vaccine advisers ‘disappointed’ and ‘angry’ that early data about new Covid-19 booster shot wasn’t presented for review last year

    Some vaccine advisers to the federal government say they’re “disappointed” and “angry” that government scientists and the pharmaceutical company Moderna didn’t present a set of infection data on the company’s new Covid-19 booster during meetings last year when the advisers discussed whether the shot should be authorized and made available to the public.

    That data suggested the possibility that the updated booster might not be any more effective at preventing Covid-19 infections than the original shots.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  10. Proud Conservative Mom

    From earlier today: Hundreds have gathered to protest in support of Dr. Jordan Peterson in Toronto.

    Peterson has been demanded by the Ontario College of Psychologists to enter into social media retraining.

    Peterson claims the College is going after him for being outspoken online.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News


  11. Proud Conservative Mom


    Fentanyl seized could kill 3x NY Population.

    Bridget Brennan: “If it’s mixed with fentanyl and somebody’s overdosing… they’re not going to respond… it’s a moving target.”

    – Real And Unfiltered News


  12. Proud Conservative Mom

    CNN’s Bill Weir – “The science is showing us having a gas stove, in a small apartment especially with bad ventilation, is like having a car idling there. If you have young kids, it can affect cognitive abilities, as well as asthma.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    (What is Weir smoking?!)

  13. Proud Conservative Mom

    Despite doom and gloom forecasts about 2023, the Startup Nation made a strong showing at CES, and set the tone for the year.

    By Jonathan Frenkel
    January 11, 2023

    For many professionals in tech it’s become a yearly ritual. As the New Year rolls around, right after the holiday festivities end, and before the hectic pace starts, the technology and business community gather in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show.

    CES, the largest trade show in the world, has evolved from focusing on gadgets to hosting pavilions, experiences, and booths of technologies as diverse as mobility, climate tech, civic tech, gaming, content, Web3, metaverse, and even food tech.

    The conference’s inclusion of new verticals mirrors how consumer technology has impacted every aspect of our lives. As we ended 2022 with an explosion of generative AI (creative AI), the nascent stages of this technology used by consumers show how tech continues to evolve and change.

    There is a parallel between the evolution and growth of this conference and the global growth of Israeli technology. Every vertical has a robust presence in Israel, and this makes a noticeable impact at CES and other global conferences.

    Despite doom and gloom forecasts about 2023 being a graveyard year for Israeli startups, the Startup Nation made a strong showing at CES, and set the tone for the year.

    While there are variables companies can’t control, such as market conditions, there are ones they can, such as taking proactive steps to show up in person to grow their business.

    During the pandemic, the Startup Nation thrived, and digital interaction was how the world conducted business. However, as things return to “normal” and we’re flooded with AI-generated images and text, in the very near future we may not be able to tell if we’re communicating with a person or a bot.

    “Israel’s star was bright with a dozen startups at different stages representing a cross-section of innovations.”

    Which is why attending events and conferences, and doing business in person will become even more important in 2023 and beyond. Israeli entrepreneurs instinctually seized on this opportunity, and helped kick off the year at CES.

    Hottest trends

    CES’s startup pavilion, Eureka Park, has taken on a global vibe as countries such as France, South Korea and Sweden actively support their startup ecosystems at the show.

    The most noticeable thing upon entering this pavilion is that the Israeli Export Institute’s pavilion in the middle of the show floor was buzzing! There were companies representing all verticals in the ecosystem, and clearly things were happening, judging by the positive conversations.

    Oliver Mitchell, partner at ff Venture Capital, noted: “Israel’s star was bright with a dozen startups at different stages representing a cross-section of innovations. In fact, their international pavilion was probably the busiest of all the booths in the Venetian.”

    Early-stage Israeli companies utilize a conference like CES to connect with potential customers and get face time with prospective clients from large corporates who may not be accessible otherwise.

    The companies in the Israeli pavilion were featured here, and among them were a few notable startups whose solutions dovetailed with the hottest trends this year at CES.

    In the metaverse, Eye-Minders helps VR gamers deal with cybersickness by analyzing a user’s eye movements; and SparX, which generates customized visualizations of the inside of empty homes, were notable startups in this space.

    Sportstech, which crosses over a number of verticals (in this case IoT), was represented with BlazePod, which utilizes light-up pods for intense physical training; and Healables, a wearable that delivers tiny doses of electricity to stimulate and accelerate healing.

    None of this would be possible it not for the energetic, passionate employees of the Israel Economic Mission and Israel Export Institute.

    Whether it’s CES or other major conferences such as JP Morgan’s Healthcare Conference in San Francisco or the National Retail Federation in New York, many business opportunities for Israeli companies would not be possible if not for the support of these government institutions.

    Building relationships

    Climate tech was another important vertical at CES this year, and BreezoMeter (recently acquired by Google) exhibited with a well-attended booth.

    And as CES has grown to include streaming, publishing, and media, well-known companies including Israel’s Outbrain had a presence in the C-Space pavilion.

    Industry players like Mobileye have traditionally used CES as the platform on which to share news, release new products, and build thought leadership.

    This year was no different, as Mobileye founder Amnon Shashua presented his vision for the coming year in a widely viewed presentation.

    The rest of the article and pictures can be seen at:

    Hat tip HP.

    His comment: “While Arab-Moslem ” Fakestinians ” still throw stones
    and attempt to stab Jews in Israel, her Technology and
    Innovation is very much in demand, all year round.”

  14. bill smith

    According to liberal logic, if Trump is bad, then bidet is good.
    According to their same logic, if fascism is bad (which it is), then communism is good.

    1. Weary Traveler

      Fascism, Communism and Nazism are all rooted in Marxism. The variations that distinguish them are very slight. Any way you look at it, it is a form of collectivism and feudalism. It’s just a matter of the branding.

          1. Weary Traveler

            That’s because they do.

            For that reason alone, I would love to lock Democrats up in Gitmo with violent Muzzie terrorists, and let the guards go on a nice long smoke break.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        The Manhattan district attorney’s office is taking heat for offering a plea deal for an alleged assailant in a brutal 2021 beating of a Jewish man.

        The office confirmed to the Sun that it has offered a plea deal to Waseem Awawdeh that would land him in jail for just six months for his alleged role in the assault of Joseph Borgen. The deal would give Mr. Awawdeh a six-month prison stay in exchange for a guilty plea on charges of second-degree attempted assault with hate motives.

        The 24-year-old Mr. Awawdeh is one of four alleged attackers in the May 2021 assault, in which a group of Arab-Americans attacked a yarmulke-clad 29-year-old just north of Times Square at New York City.

        During an outbreak of violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip, supporters of both the Israeli and Palestinian Arab causes took to the streets in solidarity. Multiple New Yorkers were injured by violence perpetrated by sympathizers with the Palestinian cause, including Mr. Borgen.

        Mr. Borgen was on his way to a pro-Israel rally when he was accosted in what has been described as a “gang assault.” The group descended upon Mr. Borgen, who was subsequently maced and pepper sprayed, kicked, and referred to as a “dirty Jew.”

        “I was surrounded by a whole crowd of people who proceeded to physically attack me, beat me, kick me, punch me, hit me with crutches, hit me with flag poles,” Mr. Borgen told the Daily Mail in 2021, shortly after the attack.

        The incident was caught on camera by a pedestrian who promptly uploaded the footage to social media.

        A man can be seen in the footage of the assault slamming a crutch down on Mr. Borgen and then hobbling off. Mr. Awawdeh was on crutches and wearing the same T-shirt when he was arrested hours later. He was also carrying crutches in a since-deleted image of a pro-Palestinian rally posted by supermodel Bella Hadid several days prior.

        Four suspected attackers were ultimately arrested. Two of the men will go to trial, but two — including Mr. Awawdeh — have been offered plea deals.

        Mr. Awawdeh is being charged with second-degree attempted assault as a hate crime. The deal could reduce his punishment for the crime from a potential of seven years in prison to six months in jail, with five years of parole.

        The charges constitute a violent class D felony, which usually results in a three- to seven-year sentence in New York if a perpetrator is found guilty at trial. A second-degree assault as a hate crime can land a guilty prepetrator in prison for upward of a decade.

        At his arraignment more than a year ago, prosecutors reported that Mr. Awadeh showed no remorse for his actions.

        “If I could do it again, I would do it again,” he told his jailers, according to a prosecutor in Manhattan Criminal Court. “I have no problem doing it again.”

        Upon making bail, Mr. Awawdeh was celebrated as a “hero” in footage that circulated among his friends on social media.

        “This Office does not tolerate antisemitic attacks and will continue prosecuting hate crimes vigorously, using every tool at our disposal to address hate,” a representative of the district attorney’s office said, noting that prosecutors from the DA’s hate crimes unit offered the “appropriate” plea deal “based on the facts, available evidence and varying levels of culpability.”

        Jewish communal leaders, however, are questioning what kind of precedent this deal sets.

        The news of the potential plea deal comes in the middle of a spike in antisemitic attacks in New York. According to NYPD data, the number of antisemitic crimes reported more than doubled between November 2021 and November 2022.

        Orthodox Jews make up more than 90 percent of Jewish victims of antisemitic assaults since 2018, according to a new report from Americans Against Antisemitism.

        The Orthodox Union last month held a summit on the topic with New York state leaders, and the Agudath Israel of America has launched an informational campaign about the Orthodox community, KnowUs — on the streets and in the pages of major newspapers — to combat the scourge of attacks on visibly Jewish individuals.

        Several Jewish organizations and community leaders have reached out to the district attorney’s office to express concern about the possibility of a plea deal.

        Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center declined to comment directly on what actions his organization has taken, but said the organization was “following this case very closely.”

        The Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, has taken heat for what some see as a lenient posture toward violent crime.

        His office recently proposed dropping grand larceny charges against an alleged gang member if he attends five sessions with social workers, according to the New York Post.

        The Post reports the deal was floated because “the DA’s Office was trying to clear up its calendar while dealing with a heavy caseload.”

        The “short-staffed” DA’s office also is challenged by criminal justice reform at the state level, including cashless bail, and is seeing high rates of turnover among assistant district attorneys, according to the Post.

        The DA’s office disputes a staffing shortage and says they have more prosecutors on staff currently than they did this time last year.

        Mr. Awawdeh’s case has been handled by three assistant district attorneys since his arraignment more than a year ago. The case is currently being overseen by the deputy chief of the hate crimes unit, Jonathon Junig.

        An attorney for Mr. Borgen, Ross Pearlson, declined to comment on the case.

      2. Proud Conservative Mom

        “Mr. Awawdeh is being charged with second-degree attempted assault as a hate crime. The deal could reduce his punishment for the crime from a potential of seven years in prison to six months in jail, with five years of parole.”

        The article in its entirety is hereinbelow.

    1. Weary Traveler

      Smart… Give a plea deal to someone that says he would do it again. That only means that Democrats support antisemitism.

        1. Weary Traveler

          You just reminded me of a Jordan Peterson clip I meant to post on the last page, but we were too close to needing a new page, I meant to save it for this one.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            Can you post it on this page?
            Also, any new Rabbi Lapin videos?

            If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you will discover that Bamba Bill put “Bloomers” in this graphic.

            Can you see them?
            He did the same dastardly deed on the prior page and I completely missed it. 😱😱😱😱😱😱

          2. Weary Traveler

            I saw the post, but couldn’t find the bloomers, nor did I have the time to scour for them either.

            I still say he calls himself Bamba Bill, and forms a band called The Bloomers = Bamba Bill & The Bloomers. He can pick up some extra money performing at weddings and parties. LOL

          3. Weary Traveler

            Rabbi Lapin’s latest one was just going over his predictions for 2022, and what did or did not come true.

            It really wasn’t the deep layers of stuff I like to post, just glossing over some world events. But I can post it anyway.

            As for the Jordan Peterson video, it’s a bit of a long one, but I also wanted to add some commentary to it, as the conversation did also cover the topic of an article I posted here about how the church has been shrinking in the age of COVID.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        It’s really time, people, and the circumstances that change.

        Of course, the meme has truth to it regarding the bird and the ants.

        In this world until Moshiach comes, we don’t always see evil get its comeuppance.

        I don’t believe in Karma.
        I believe in Hashem who keeps perfect score, always.
        He metes out perfect justice.

        1. Sapper 9

          I ignore the Karma part ; however, I do still like the meaning of the second part.

          I always try to treat people kindly and respectful, unless they fail to show it to others.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            I reciprocate in kind as well.

            I do, however, try to give good people the benefit of the doubt.
            One never knows if someone is having a rough day.

            That doesn’t excuse their behavior.
            I am only responsible for my own.

          2. Sapper 9

            I am told that my in person sense of humor is on point and I have a unique ability to calm people down.

            I am very perceptive when it comes to people around me.

          3. Proud Conservative Mom

            That’s very interesting, because I am told the same thing.

            My husband’s ability to within moments accurately read a person correctly is extremely mind-blowing to me.

            He always gets it right.

            It’s extremely helpful in so many areas of life!

            He also is incredible with knowing how to deal with difficult people while never losing his cool.

          4. Sapper 9

            In the Amy subordinates thought that I was a human lie detector, they couldn’t get away with throwing BS my way.

            I have been in some rough spots, which my skills of perception and observation never failed to get me out of.

            Your husband sounds like a prize and I know you have met your other half.

          5. Proud Conservative Mom

            There is not a question in my mind, that you would best me in that.
            That’s more than fine with me.

            I’m very grateful that you have such a gift.

            ABSOLUTELY, my husband is a real prize. I thank Hashem profusely for him every single day of my life.

            I also thank my husband frequently and tell his parents that they raised a real gem💎.

            My two married children definitely found their matches as well.

            My son-in-law, is especially extraordinary. My daughter was blown away by his extreme kindness from their first date.

            My daughter-in-law is also very kind and thoughtful.

            I adore them both.

            May Hashem bless my other three children with the same blessing.

            A great spouse is a priceless treasure.

          6. Weary Traveler

            I know… I feel bad for my friend whose son married someone that is well on her way to becoming just like the harpies on The View.


            Then there is the other friend of mine whose dimwit son married a wokeTARD, who is just as rotten as Meghan Markel in every way.

            And I thought I let my mother down? Far from it compared to them.

          7. Weary Traveler

            Right? If I ever saw someone on a ledge, and they told me they were married to a liberal, I would stop trying to talk them down, and instead say’ Okay, then. As you were.” LOL

          8. Sapper 9

            I am glad that you have been blessed with a close family.

            My soon to be spouse told me that she had planned for our wedding to be in Brazil, but, due to recent events , she wants to Wed at her lake house in July.

            I now have my time and place.. Lol

          9. Proud Conservative Mom

            Myself included!

            WOW. You got the month and venue.

            Orthodox Jews have short engagements.
            No matter what is involved, everything is accomplished in a timely manner.

            When my sister Chaya (a phenomenal OT), worked in a hospital she received alot of surprised queries about her three months engagement. 🙃

            Mine was considered to be a very long one (five months).

            My mother was really sick and I was working full time and had to juggle alot.

            My husband helped alot.
            We grew exceedingly close in a very short time because of the storm that had to be weathered.

          10. Sapper 9

            We met when I helped her and her kayak out of the lake after her kayak took on water .

            Her lake home is across the cove from my little lake cottage so it will work well.

            Her home is 3 stories with a deck on each level, I think that it has 7 bedrooms , leaving plenty of room for guests and it has a large paved area by her dock.

            It isn’t the wedding I wanted for her, and i was very surprised by this idea.


          11. Sapper 9

            I am perplexed, but , this is her “happy place” , it is generally an investment property, which she rents ou when she isn’t there.

            I am sure that it will be very elaborate; however, missouri in July can be quite warm. Lol

          12. IsraelReader

            One of the reasons that Orthodox Jews have short engagements, is because they have absolutely no physical contact before marriage.
            The purpose of dating and meeting is only to see if they are compatible with each other, and to see if the other person is pleasant to their taste.
            This starts as an intellectual process, but eventually there is an attraction and chemistry, which allows them to move forward, and get engaged.
            All without having shared any form of intimacy, not even holding hands!
            Once the deal is closed, barring external technicalities, there’s no point in delaying marriage, because we don’t want them to have to endure unnecessary temptations.
            Proverbs 13:12
            Hope deferred, makes the heart sick; but a desire fulfilled, is a tree of life.

          13. Proud Conservative Mom

            I always love reading your postings.

            My mother used to tell us that it’s an interview process, precisely to see if the person is compatible.

            You described the dating process in a terrific manner.
            As always, you totally NAILED it.

            Most definitely, we don’t want unnecessary temptations.

            I addressed a day and a half ago how and why after marriage, we don’t have public displays of affection.

            (I forgot to mention that we have nothing to prove and it’s a very sacred and private relationship. No one has to see me holding my husband’s hand to know that I am extremely happy with him.)

  15. Weary Traveler

    I wanted to post this on the previous page. This is a long video with Jordan Peterson giving an interview. Worth the listen if you have the time, as he is discussing the COVID origins with Matt Ridley.

    For me, the conversation really got interesting in the latter portion when the conversation turned somewhat theological. Peterson, who I think is a Christian, and Ridley, who is an Atheist, and stated clearly he is an Atheist, actually touched on one of the reasons I posted an article here recently about the decline of the church. Especially now in the age of COVID, and why.

    I wished the article went more in to that aspect, but the conversation between Jordan Peterson and Matt Ridley actually touches on many of the things I was thinking, not just as I read the article, but as I as living with the COVID hysteria all around me. In the sense that science, coupled with politics, acted like Christendom in the dark and middle ages.

    It took an Atheist, Ridley, to point this out. I think perhaps more than some of us might think, actually saw the parrallels between the church and the state sponsored, and politically motivated “science.”

    1. Weary Traveler

      FYI, I forgot to mention that this also includes some paid promotions which you can scrub right past.

    2. Proud Conservative Mom

      I’m going to Be’Ezras Hashem read and watch this tomorrow.

      I’m exhausted.

      Good night, sweet dreams, and wake up feeling incredibly healthy, strong, and pain-free.
      That goes for all of you.

      (The champagne glasses are Bill’s fault. He’s messing with my head. 🙄😫😳. Hopefully, I will regain some of my sanity tomorrow. I just took my third dose of antibiotics.)

      1. Weary Traveler

        You mean Bamba Bill is messing with your head. LOL

        Good night, catch you on the flip side. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this one.

    3. Proud Conservative Mom

      Good morning!

      Oh my goodness…
      I could type three pages of my thoughts about this video!

      Firstly, my conclusions are that the SARS type of virus that we know as Covid, was manipulated to be able to be transmitted from human to human. Most viruses aren’t like that.
      The Covid virus contained Feron Cleavage sites that is NOT common to the SARS virus.
      There was a change in the genetic code.

      I find it very damning that two days after emails and phone calls from an elite group of scientists who unanimously declared that the virus was engineered, two days later totally reversed their “findings.”

      Fauxi was involved in these communications.
      The USSA contributed to the research of this (as a note of interest).

      The Chinese then claimed that it was a virus from a pangolin! There were no pangolins for sale in the marketplace. There was no Feron Cleavage in those animals. Moreover, the virus only had a 90% similarity which is not nearly enough!

      In the internationally prestigious medical journal “Science and Nature”, articles that were found therein we’re about protecting the science and blaming Conservatives for not accepting the science without questioning it.

      These evil people politicized the science.
      That was already in 2018.

      China had a database with all of the information that suddenly permanently went dark. This was supposed to be a database to be shared with the world.

      China is a totalitarian country.
      They lie 24/7/365.

      They found Covid in Wuhan because that’s where the lab was.
      It was a matter of where it was geographically located.

      The Wuhan Lab was working on humanized mice who had receptor genes only found in HUMANS.

      There was ZERO pushback to China’s actions.

      Moreover, Covid was the Trojan Horse for totalitarianism in the USSA!

      Not just in our country, the West as a whole, copied this tyrannical and maniacal behavior of China by locking us down.

      Moreover, they never want the studies and “research” to end, because it’s extremely lucrative. No one wants to “kill the golden goose!”

      These people wanted science to behave like a priesthood. As we have discussed, “The Deep Church.”
      One is never allowed to question religion in the Deep Church.
      In fact those who do, are shunned tremendously.
      I know of some of The Church’s victims.

      The problem is that politics became part of “the science.” That isn’t “science”, but an extremely incestuous and depraved relationship!

      That atheist fool is so very wrong about religion!
      There is so much wonder and constant new discoveries in learning in Judaism.

      My father was a scientist as well.
      Only an abject fool can study science and how the world works and not see Hashem in every single aspect.

      One doesn’t negate the other.

      The atheist fool (and I repeat myself), limits HIMSELF by denying the presence of Hashem in the world.

      You’re going to try to tell me that all of the complexities of the world we’re just a happy coincidence?!
      What I never receive an answer to,is how and where did “The Big Bang” come from?

      Judaism welcomes questions.
      I’m constantly learning new things.
      Torah is a bottomless ocean where one can dive in daily and amass endless beautiful treasures.
      I’m ALWAYS in a state of wonder when another secret of the Torah is revealed to me.
      The reverence and joy never ends.

      As I told you before regarding Orthodox Jewish schools, the bigger and more difficult the question, the more the student is praised for critical thinking.

      The Rabbis LOVE when the students ask thought provoking questions.

      I’ve heard the pride and excitement in their voices when my sons learned via Zoom during the lockdowns.

      It made me smile from ear to ear just listening to it.
      Of course, a tad extra when it was one of my sons who asked the excellent questions.

      FYI, there is so much science involved in Judaism as well.
      ALL knowledge that exists is to be found in Torah.

      One has to know how to plumb its depths.

      Apologies for being “all over the place.”
      I’m still down for the count, unfortunately.

      Science and politics should never be intertwined.
      If it is, you’ll know that a narrative was written for the “conclusion.”

      I saw the parallels between the Deep Church and “the science.”
      Honestly, I didn’t need Ridley to clue me into it.

      What I didn’t know was some of the details of how Ridley knew that Covid was definitely engineered to be transmitted to humans.

      It always disturbed me that these labs were never geographically isolated.

      Apologies for not proofreading this before I post it.

      I could literally write an entire essay on this (a very long one), but cannot do so at this moment I’m time.

      It was an excellent interview and extremely fascinating.

      I hope that I provided you with an idea of my thoughts about it.

      FYI, Peterson is indeed a Christian.

      Indeed totalitarianism is a pathogen that we had, and have to contend with!

      Human engineered deceit, is the SCAMdemic in a nutshell.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I want to get straight to the meat and potatoes.

        ”That atheist fool is so very wrong about religion!
        There is so much wonder and constant new discoveries in learning in Judaism.”

        I did see one of Rabbi Singer’s videos of him on the streets of Jerusalem, and he was debating an Atheist. Much like this Atheist, his gripe seemed to be more with the god of Christianity, and I remember Rabbi Singer saying to the man, “I don’t believe in THAT god either.”

        I really have to wonder about all the Atheists who make their case against God and religion, how many of them actually ever bothered to learn anything about Judaism? Christianity seems to be a default in the west, which is not surprising given how pervasive it is, and that nearly one-third of the world considers themselves as some form or other of Christianity.

        I also wonder how many of them genuinely are Christians? If it is not some kind of default given western culture? I would venture a guess that roughly 30% of those people are most likely actually Deists, but their only knowledge of God comes from the Christian bible, and even then, mostly Biblical cliches taken form it.

        Anyway, this is generally, in my own experience, and based on conversations I have had with people, that Atheists tend to use Christianity to make their case against religion, and the existence of God. And why wouldn’t they, when you consider how the church makes God look many times over? Which doesn’t paint God in a flattering light.

        To cite another one of Rabbi Singer’s videos, there was one in particular that comes to mind where he was talking about the “reformed” sect of Christianity = the Calvinists, who believe in “the elect.” Rabbi Singer correctly mused that THAT god is a psychopath, and that the Nuremberg tribunals should be reconvened for THAT god.

        Ridely was actually 100,000% correct when he talked about the church’s, and Christendom’s awful history, and comparing it to how science was both deified, and politicized to grab power and abuse civil liberties.

        They have been attempting to do this for decades, starting back to Paul Erlich’s, The Population Bomb, and with every doomsday scenario from there up to “climate change” if we didn’t sacrifice our way of life. COVID was the red herring that gave them the means to implement the controls they were after.

        Friedrich Nietzche also warned about this very thing in the very quote of his that is, more often than not, taken way out of context = the “God is dead” quote. One we had a brief discussion about here a while back, as I put that very quote in to its full context. God isn’t the problem, totalitarianism is. And totalitarians comes from the worst in man.

        This is what I think the article I posted previously about the church shrinking was missing, especially when it glossed over the COVID era. It did point out that COVID was the only time in known history where the church shrank, instead of grew, during a major calamity event. Which isn’t entirely true, because the 30 years war that followed The Council of Trent had the same affect. And for many of the same reasons.

        ”My father was a scientist as well.
        Only an abject fool can study science and how the world works and not see Hashem in every single aspect.”

        Albert Einstein would have agreed with this, and I agree with Albert Einstein. I would also add that science is a pursuit of knowledge, and a relationship with God is the pursuit of wisdom.

        ”The atheist fool (and I repeat myself), limits HIMSELF by denying the presence of Hashem in the world.
        You’re going to try to tell me that all of the complexities of the world we’re just a happy coincidence?!
What I never receive an answer to,is how and where did “The Big Bang” come from?

        The inherent problem with Atheism is that it puts itself in the impossible dichotomy of trying to prove a negative.

        ”Apologies for being “all over the place.”
        I’m still down for the count, unfortunately.”

        Very impressive for being ‘down for the count’ I would say.

        “Apologies for not proofreading this before I post it.

        I could literally write an entire essay on this (a very long one), but cannot do so at this moment I’m time.”

        Same here. I would really love to collaborate with you on such a project. We should be writing for The Brownstone Institute.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          “Much like this Atheist, his gripe seemed to be more with the god of Christianity, and I remember Rabbi Singer saying to the man, “I don’t believe in THAT god either.””


          Rabbi Tovia Singer always positively NAILS it.

          “I really have to wonder about all the Atheists who make their case against God and religion, how many of them actually ever bothered to learn anything about Judaism?”

          My experience and impression, is that they know nothing significant about it whatsoever.

          It’s also a very big problem that Christians start from Matthew and not Genesis.
          I have heard that, manifold.

          The Church makes Hashem into a very angry and vindictive G-d.
          That’s how they paint Him.
          Nothing could be further from the truth.

          “To cite another one of Rabbi Singer’s videos, there was one in particular that comes to mind where he was talking about the “reformed” sect of Christianity = the Calvinists, who believe in “the elect.” Rabbi Singer correctly mused that THAT god is a psychopath, and that the Nuremberg tribunals should be reconvened for THAT god.”

          Now you know why I adore Rabbi Tovia Singer.
          He’s incredible.
          I have never seen him ever hesitate in answering a question.
          Every word he says is Truth.
          You can take it to the bank.

          “Ridely was actually 100,000% correct when he talked about the church’s, and Christendom’s awful history, and comparing it to how science was both deified, and politicized to grab power and abuse civil liberties.”

          PRECISELY. I agree with him on that, and indeed they have been attempting to do this for decades.

          “COVID was the red herring that gave them the means to implement the controls they were after.”

          “God isn’t the problem, totalitarianism is. And totalitarians comes from the worst in man.”

          THANK YOU.

          “Very impressive for being ‘down for the count’ I would say.”

          You’re exceedingly kind.
          I was hoping to make some semblance of sense.
          You can tell how off my writing style is just from all of the typos, alone.
          For some reason, my phone always changes “were” to “we’re.”
          I hate autocorrect.
          It’s very frustrating.

          “Same here. I would really love to collaborate with you on such a project. We should be writing for The Brownstone Institute.”

          1. Weary Traveler

            This is highlights why I tend to go a bit easier on Atheists, and give them more leeway than I do others.

            Let’s be honest; Atheism is a very nihilistic philosophy when you get down to it. If they were right, then our lives, and this entire universe for that matter, is nothing more than a giant cruel cosmic joke. However, with that said, the only thing I can imagine that would worse, is if the Christians were right. Especially certain sects of it, like the Reformed.

            So it stands to reason why they would reject. And not so much from evidence, but by disgust. Not every Atheist is haughty and rebellious. They are outraged and disgusted, not so much by God himself, but at the caricature of God that was presented to them.

            More often than not, Atheists are making a moral argument against God, often without realizing it, not a scientific one based on any tangible evidence. Knowing that, I tend to point that out and ask the following question; “where do you think that deeply ingrained sense of right and wrong comes from, then?” Where else could it come from, if not from God?

    1. Weary Traveler

      I have a term to describe them, but it is so far from family friendly, that even the NYC Transit System would blush. LOL

  16. bill smith

    Cancelled! 87,000 IRS agents dressed in drag and high on rainbow fentanyl plan to replace our gas stoves with electric ranges smuggled into the country by Mexican cartels.

    1. Weary Traveler

      I say give the IRS agents more fentanyl. Mandate they take very high does like they tried to mandate the jabs.

  17. Chief Mac

    Just got an alarm about a tornado warning and to shelter in place. Don’t believe a word of it. Have large hills to the East, South, West and North.

    1. george linker

      Three times I was sitting in my house and saw tornados that did damage to my property. There times the tornado warnings went off after the tornado came by. Good thing I planned to steer the tornados away from the houses years before.

      1. Chief Mac

        Warning is lifted – just lots of rain and thunder. Down to just rain at this point – snow for tomorrow

    1. Chief Mac

      Where’s there assault rifles? I mean they captured the stove, but are they going to guard it so it doesn’t get loose?

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            I have come across it before (in a couple of lectures by reputable people. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the sources).

            I’ll contact Jeremy from Emunah Daily to let him know.
            I deleted it.

            Thank you most kindly.
            Very much appreciated.

  18. IsraelReader

    Born-Alive Act: Pelosi, Schumer melt down after new bill requires care for babies born during failed abortion
    The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act passed the House 220-210; Democrats were the only ‘no’ votes
    Senior Democratic lawmakers took to Twitter shortly after the House passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires doctors to provide care for infants born alive after a failed abortion, to criticize the Republicans who supported the “extreme” bill…

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Good day!
      I read this yesterday.

      I’m not saying that every member of the GOP is a righteous person.
      I AM saying that The Dems are ALL absolutely depraved and evil.

      Thank you most kindly for sharing this.

      President Ronald Reagan had a plethora amount of great lines.

      One of them: “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

      1. IsraelReader

        This is about babies born during a failed abortion.
        They are alive, like you and me.
        The only difference is that our mothers wanted us, while this poor baby was unwanted by its mother.
        So unwanted, that the mother even tried to have it killed.
        The child survived the attempted murder, and the evil DEMONrats want people to have the “right” to let this survivor just lay there and die.
        My God, they have more compassion on weak and helpless CATS & DOGS, than on innocent little human beings!
        There must be a special place in hell for these baby murderers.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          For certain.

          That’s what makes the act even more demonic.

          How one doesn’t consider not helping the baby to not be murder, is beyond my comprehension.

          YES. Indeed they have far more compassion on dogs and cats.

          Then again, so did the Nazis.
          They were very loving towards their animals.

          What these people have in common with the Nazis, is the DEHUMANIZATION of a person.

  19. Proud Conservative Mom

    Gas Stove Manufacturers Push Back on Ban

    Appliance manufacturers hit back after a US government official suggested the feds are considering a ban on gas stoves over alleged safety hazards.

    The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, or AHAM, said there are “simple steps” consumers can take while they are cooking, such as opening a window, turning on a ceiling fan, or using a range hood to mitigate any harmful emissions.

    The trade group, whose members include big US manufacturers like Whirlpool and General Electric as well as overseas companies like Samsung and LG, also notes that gas stoves are more budget-friendly.

    “For people who prefer gas, which is more affordable, the association wants to preserve consumer choice,” AHAM spokesperson Jill Notini said.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. IsraelReader

      Besides for being more affordable, gas stoves will work even when there’s a power outage.
      Never put all your energy choices in the same basket.

    2. IsraelReader

      Congressman Van Drew Introducing Legislation That Will Stop Proposal to Ban Gas Appliances in its Tracks
      Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Van Drew announced that he is introducing legislation that will prohibit federal agencies from banning any gas-powered appliances or devices commonly found in residential properties.

      “Millions of Americans, and thousands of South Jerseyans, own and operate gas stoves on a daily basis. This move from a Biden appointee to suggest that gas-powered stoves could be banned on a nationwide basis is effectively telling these Americans what they can or cannot do in the privacy of their own home,” said Congressman Van Drew. “The American people are tired of unelected Washington bureaucrats attempting to dictate their daily lives. If Congress does not put pressure on this administration and fight these proposals head-on, Democrats will continue pushing these radical ideas until they become federal law.”

      “States that have already begun implementing these arbitrary bans are using a loosely correlated report as the driving factor to push their woke agenda. My legislation will ensure that New Jersey is not the next state to implement this blatant governmental

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        I have not checked my news app for several hours.
        I really appreciate you posting this.

        Truth be told, I couldn’t worry about it.
        I do what I can and then daven.

        I throw it up to Hashem.
        Tehillim (Psalm) 55:23 “Cast your burden on the L-rd, and He will bear you; He shall never allow a righteous man to falter.”

        (I’m not saying that I am a righteous person. I consider myself a Baynoni (one who is in the middle), but King David always gave us excellent advice. I’m just taking it.)

        I find saying Tehillim very therapeutic on so many levels.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      What’s bizarre is that Hur, a Trump appointee was tapped by Garland for the job!

      I cannot understand that one.

      I concur absolutely with your assessment of the situation that will play out (no pun intended ab initio, but its fitting).

      This is all one big performance that will end with nothing happening to Bidet*.

          1. Sapper 9

            Not being from the swamp , Trump had few trustworthy allies and he took advice from the likes of Schumer and the Heritage foundation.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            He trusted SCHUMER?

            Oh, for crying out loud!

            Several years ago when I used to listen to Mark Levin, he spoke very highly of The Heritage Foundation.

            What happened to it?

          3. Weary Traveler

            More importantly, what happened to Mark Levin? He sounded just like Hannity jumping all over The Freedom Caucus.

          1. Chief Mac

            Not too bad. Am their consultant because they are new to this type of software and I have about 40 years of experience. The pay and commute are pretty good

        1. bill smith

          I pay about 6 USD every 3 days, for the highest quality eggs available. Extra extra large, and with theeee most golden yolks. The price has been stable for a few years…. but, the price of regular eggs has practically doubled.

          1. bill smith

            I eat 4 eggs ever day. Until recently I hated eggs, but they are useful for what I am trying to accomplish, so I learned to like them. Well, maybe not to like them, but at least to tolerate them.

          2. bill smith

            I actually like kale and gefilte fish. Beef liver is disgusting, but I’m fine with cod, duck, and goose livers. Yogurt is just OK.
            BTW…. if you don’t like gefilte fish, you should try it in a traditional Vietnamese sandwich (Bahn mi)…. it’s really good.

          3. bill smith

            Normally traditional Vietnamese sandwiches are made with beef or chicken or cold cuts…. just keep everything the same (same bread, pickled carrots, cilantro, etc…), but use gelfilte fish as the meat filling.

          4. Weary Traveler

            When the Iraq war started, I wanted our soldiers to use hollow points filled with pig’s blood.

          5. Weary Traveler

            “I trained myself to like certain foods.”

            That is something that I was never capable of doing. That’s okay though. I have no aspirations to be “hearty.”

          6. Weary Traveler


            A while back, Marty was telling me how he likes to experiment in the kitchen by mixing certain items together that one might not normally combine. He even admits that more often than not, he sees why those items are not mixed, and that the pleasant surprises are few and few between.

            He then told me that he will not throw the awful stuff away, but force himself to eat it until it is gone. I don’t remember all the examples, but I commented to him that he should apply for a job as a cook at Guantanamo Bay serving the inmates.

            He got a laugh out of that, and did his best middle eastern accent saying; “I used to want to carry out Jihad against the west. Now all I want to do is kill Marty.” LOL

          7. Proud Conservative Mom

            I’m laughing so very hard, that my stomach is hurting.
            It’s worth it.
            Trust me.

            You have to find someone to produce a show and call it “Marty.”
            No one would believe that the stories are all true.


          8. Weary Traveler

            He came up with a real doozie the other day. We were talking about the trans people, and he was giving an example of how you could paint a woke administrator in to a corner that they can’t get out of by using their own beliefs against them, which would cause them to quit.

            I said, “yes, and watch them put on a MAGA hat as they quit and walk off the job.” He said, “even better, the MAGA hat is in a glass case with the words “break glass in case of emergency” on it. LOL

          9. Weary Traveler

            That was Carolyn’s exact reaction when I shared that one with her.

            For now, they are all recorded in my head. I need to invest in a digital voice recorder.

          10. Proud Conservative Mom

            YES. Invest in a digital recorder.

            I bought a recorder on my trip to Israel in 2014.
            I’m in the midst of transcribing my journal that I compromised by dictation.

            On my tours, I received permission from the tour guides to record them. They were very gracious.

            I also dictated the description of what I was seeing and my emotions at the time.

            It is extremely powerful.

            In 1990, I took notes and scribbled everywhere I went.

            I wrote a 180 page journal that comprised a two week period from my “shorthand” that I wrote when I was in Israel.

            This one might be even longer, in all probability.

          11. Weary Traveler

            For some odd reason, I always had an aversion to keeping a journal. I think of a couple of reasons actually.

            One of them dates back to grade school where we were given journal topics, and some times free topic, but we were required to make an entry, and it had to be a certain length.

            I didn’t mind it so much when I had something to say, but when I didn’t… At least not anything I felt was worthy of writing down, it hate journaling as it was more of a task than anything at that point.

            One time I got held over and missed recess because I couldn’t think of anything to write. But since I was being forced to write something, I decided to write about how pissed off I was abut missing recess, and how stupid I thought it was to write in a journal when you have nothing to write about, and also what a friggin idiot and tyrant I thought the teacher was forcing me to do something I didn’t want to do, and how I was resenting being asked to care about something that I really didn’t care about.

            Yes, I really was a handful. Most headstrong and willful people are. LOL

            Obviously, the teacher was less than happy, but she got what she asked for. On a funny side note, my mom actually kept that stupid journal, and found it going through some boxes a while ago, and actually got a laugh at how I verbally flamed the teacher and shared my displeasure. LOL

            The second reason actually isn’t such a humorous anecdote. Michael Savage actually summarized my main reason during one of his monologues a few years back. He was considering publishing some of his journals from his younger years to publish a book about his journey in to radio.

            However, after reading the journals he decided not too, because many of his entries were so dark and depressive, he didn’t want anyone else to read them, and didn’t want to keep those old feelings around anymore, and that it was best to just let it go. So instead he decided to burn the journals, and “commit the ashes to the wind.”

            That is very much my own reasoning as well. I have had my own share of certain depressive thoughts and feelings, that I would not want just anyone to have access to, even after I am gone. Especially then. Nor do I want to keep them around any more than they remain by memory, even suppressed memory, by having them recorded somewhere.

            For me, God knows about them, and that is more than enough.

            I get the flip side, that sharing such thoughts and emotions can be very cathartic, both for the person sharing them, and for some of those hearing it to know that they are not alone in experiencing such. Whether through the written, or spoken word, or even through song as we were talking about the other day. It takes guts to put that out there, which is one of the reasons I respect artists like Ronny Moorings.

          12. Proud Conservative Mom

            Kudos to you for telling the teacher off in your journal!

            I don’t usually keep a journal.

            Experiencing the Land of Israel in all of its glory, has only beautiful memories for me.

            Ergo, it was, and is a joy for me to transcribe it.

            When I read my completed one (from 1990), I am literally reliving every step that I took, practically. That’s because I detailed everything.
            I have that same joy and excitement as I transcribe my dictations from 2014.
            I also describe how I felt wherever I went.
            My sisters and mother read my journal from 1990.

            They really loved it and the vivid details. It also had humor in it because I had some very interesting adventures along the way.

            In layman’s terms, these journals put me in the happiest place in my mind.

            It was not forced upon me.
            I was, and am exceedingly happy that I did it.

            My daughter took my advice and ran with it.
            She journaled daily the year she studied in Israel.

            She thanked me profusely for the idea.

          13. Weary Traveler

            I would have enjoyed the journaling more if NOT for that aspect. I am not the fastest writer, so I would have to use a voice recorder if I ever decided to do something like that.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Good afternoon Sarge! 😊😊😊

        How have you been?

        Apologies for not checking in on you.
        Everything’s been almost a blur lately.

        My youngest came home sick.
        If I would be a betting woman, I would say that he caught what I have.

        We’ll know if he has strep, Heaven forbid, tomorrow morning.

        That’s a very lovely song.

        1. "Divergent" sgthwjack ✯

          Been very busy myself, mostly warm and dry here so working on my projects. Keeps me out of trouble, mostly! 🤭😎

  20. bill smith

    I remember during the coldwar, and being in the military, we never wanted anything reflective or of unnatural colour. These bands came out that you could put any watch in, and it covered over the watchface with a dark green flap which was fastened over the watchface with velcro. To see the time, one has to pull the flap back off of the velcro flap, look at the watch, then put the flap back letting it re-attach with velcro. They were cheap and virtually everyone had them.
    Two funny things resulted.
    Being in Germany, going outside of the base, you never really knew who was who… but, if they had a dark green cover over their watch, they were certainly Canadian military. This was not an order and not a requirement, but more of a trendy items that our specific group of people wanted to have.
    The other funny thing is that while “out in the bush”, hearing on the radio, “time check over”, the whole dark forest came to life with sound…. schrrrr, schrrr, schrrr, schrrr, everyone was ripping the velcro flap open to see what time it was.

    Here’s another random story…

    Working on a crab boat near Alaska, we soon learned to throw away rotten bait. It still worked, and crabs are scavengers not really picky about what they eat, so why throw away bait?
    As it turns out, rotten bait only attacks small crabs. The fresher the bait, the bigger the crabs, why? Weak (small) crabs don;t even try to go after the good stuff, they know they will not be able to compete with the larger stronger crabs. They know that rotten food is all they can get.

    How could the two random stories be connected, and how could they relate to this blog?

    Here’s the thing.
    Maybe media execs and some “reporters” do have evil intentions and are actual communists, but for the most part, I think the common media person these days are part of a clique. Due to modern changes, the internet and the economy, media is not a desirable job…. it pays poorly, has terrible hours, and supposedly a lot of pressure. The only people lining up for low quality media jobs now are those who could never make a living from their physical abilities, nor from their mental abilities, nor for their intelligence or diligence. Like crabs, they are attracted to rotten bait since this is the only thing they stand a chance to attain.
    And why do they seems all to be useless lefties? Well, like the velcro watch covers, the intentions were good but in actual fact, not good. Nobody ordered them to be crazy leftists, but it’s just part of their group’s fashion sense.

    As much as I detest the bigotry and nuttiness of the media, we might have to accept that they are losers and not capable of being professional.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      The image in my mind of hearing the Velcro being separated by many at a time, is quite comical.

      Great analogy regarding the crabs and the media.

      I haven’t listened to the news in a very long time.

      1. bill smith

        It was really funny. You could be walking through a dark forest on a quiet night, in Germany, on the border with Czechoslovakia, thinking you’re completely alone…. dead silence with not any sounds what so ever….. and suddenly, shcrrrr schrrr shrrr shrrr all around you in every direction.

          1. bill smith

            That was the whole idea. The theory was that if you were hiding in the dark, and a light was flashed over you, your watch face might reflect the light, and you’d be detected. The dark green flap over your watchface was to prevent this. A case of unintended consequences.

    2. Weary Traveler

      The only people lining up for low quality media jobs now are those who could never make a living from their physical abilities, nor from their mental abilities, nor for their intelligence or diligence. Like crabs, they are attracted to rotten bait since this is the only thing they stand a chance to attain.”

      You forgot one, they also can’t be straight white males either.

      I certainly agree that these people are losers by so many metrics. But I would go so far as to say that MOST, if not ALL of them are evil. Sorry, but I am so far beyond giving any of these people any benefit of the doubt anymore.

      Even before CIA infiltration, and the deregulation of the industry which lead to the cookie-cutter conglomeration you see today, it was a very challenging, but rewarding job. Whether in radio, or in television, more so if you were the staff behind the scenes, i.e., production, operations and engineering, a dumb and/or lazy person could never land such a gig. You had to be resourceful and think on your feet as seconds are considered an eternity in broadcasting.

      The fact that the standards of old have been taken away, the industry is crap now.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Exactly my point. Whatever limitations that they may have had in the professional work world that otherwise limited their employment prospects, is no excuse for their actions.

          They CHOSE to accept the role as a loser.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            For certain.

            I refuse to make any allowances for these people.
            They made bad choices.

            (They’ll be “rewarded” by Hashem. Don’t worry. He doesn’t miss a beat.

            Just thinking about evil getting its comeuppance makes me feel very warm and fuzzy inside. 😁😁😁)

          1. Sapper 9

            When I was a child, the San Antonio zoo had a vendor that sold rattlesnake sandwiches; in parts of the country there are “rattlesnake round -ups”, they are hunted and cooked at these large events.

          1. Sapper 9

            I don’t despise it, I have never tried it,but, I have never been able to bring myself to eat it. Lol

  21. Tony

    Live – Biden inadvertently misplaced classified files – White House

    [“I didn’t know the gun was loaded”]

    1. george linker

      It appears like the democrats are trying to control the republicans with document claims. The republicans need to ignore this.

  22. Proud Conservative Mom

    Just In – House Republicans have introduced legislation to require federally-funded K-12 schools to post their curriculum online, so parents can see what they are teaching.

    This is a variation of Manhattan Institute’s “curriculum transparency” model introduced last year.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  23. diaspora


    How A British Submarine Spent Hours Under A Russian Aircraft Carrier

    A Cold War British nuclear sub sneaked into a Soviet naval exercise and took closeup underwater pictures of Russia’s new aircraft carrier.


    1. george linker

      Anther bogus study with zero meaning. There is no way for a study to measure the impact of social media on elections.

  24. Weary Traveler

    How Long Did It Take Them Realize that Human Rights Matter?

    Although I fall in to the first category mentioned in the article as those who opposed lockdowns from the beginning, and from a human rights perspective to boot, I don’t exactly beam with pride looking back in it, even though I may well be within my rights to do so. And that’s not because I regret any of pissing matches I found myself in. I have no regrets. I don’t even regret losing a good job because I refused to comply with the jab mandates.

    It is because when I look back at how I was treated by my so-called “neighbors” and colleagues, for speaking up, and speaking out, I become filled with resentment and rage. So I feel no need whatsoever to embellish anything. If anything, it will not be an easy story for me to tell future generations should any of them ask me about it. I have a hard enough time talking about it even now without my blood pressure starting to go up.

      1. Weary Traveler

        And put you under house arrest, and made you lose your business by declaring it “non-essential.”

      1. Weary Traveler

        And for that level that had to be endured, I am glad one of those “neighbors” is suffering from bad side effects. As far as I am concerned, she getting what she deserves.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            Good morning!
            Apologies for first seeing this now.

            How are you and your family doing?

            Thank G-d, I am alive.
            (I wasn’t worried that the Covid Delta Variant would kill me. That’s when I believe I last came across you (10/21). I was gifted with some very nasty side effects, that resolved after six months.
            Overall, my medical situation is very complex.
            That being said, I am ALIVE and feel exceedingly blessed and grateful.)

            I miss seeing you and alot of the other members of Tex’s Place.
            Unfortunately, I found Hyvor to be very user unfriendly.
            Ergo, I haven’t been back.

          2. Trackman

            Sorry to hear that covee hit you so hard glad you’re doing better, we miss you on there, it has gotten a lot better since the updates.

          3. Trackman

            Yes, But you can just pop on and chat, the morning stuff is still the same and the Pub still runs from Friday night till Monday morning.

          4. SarahAnnR

            Yes, it’s good place to be with good people. I just wish that I had more time to go there and to go to other good places. I’m way far behind in reading and upvoting.

  25. Sapper 9

    Listen closely to what the women of the view are saying about the bidet case now. lol

    They are also complaining about the spin of events before all of the facts are out, seriously, that is ALL THAT THE HERD DOES, self-awareness is not one of their strengths.

    I find it interesting that the documents were about CHINA and UKRAINE, which are part of the BIDET INC’s money machine and I wonder if they implicated HUNTER and JOE.

  26. Proud Conservative Mom

    Rav Avigdor Miller on Accomplishing Without Confidence

    How can somebody who lacks confidence in himself gain confidence in order to accomplish things?

    And the answer is that person has to learn how to do things despite his lack of confidence. What do you need confidence for? The main thing is to do it. So once you get into the condition of doing things according to a certain procedure and you know what to do, go ahead and do it and say, “I know I don’t have any confidence but I’ll do it anyhow.”

    Do you know how many people won out, how many people gained victories and were successful without any confidence? There are people who are public speakers who are very bashful people, extremely bashful people, and they’re successful public speakers. To this day, they’re still bashful. But what can they do? They have to speak.

    If you have to do a certain mission, go ahead and do it and forget about your lack of confidence. Do it anyhow and don’t care what’s going to happen. At the end you’ll see you did it better than the next fellow. In most cases you’re better than the next fellow. The fellow who has a lot of confidence usually does it wrong while the man with a lack of confidence is very careful to do it right.

    Now, that’s not enough on the subject but I have to answer other questions too.

    TAPE # 441 (January 1983)

  27. Proud Conservative Mom

    To my Jewish brethren: Have a glorious Shabbos in every single manner! May it be very inspirational, joyous, healthy, restful, peaceful, and pain-free.

    To my gentile friends: Have a wonderful weekend in every single manner. May it be very healthy, enjoyable, restful, peaceful, and pain-free.

  28. Proud Conservative Mom

    Moses: Upstander Instead of Bystander

    By Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Schiffman

    Parshas Shmot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

    In 1964, Kitty Genovese was stabbed and killed in Kew Gardens, Queens. The New York Times reported that 38 witnesses saw or heard the attack, and nobody did anything to help. This article (which was later shown to be exaggerated) motivated social psychologists John M. Darley and Bibb Latané to attempt to better understand why people did not help.

    In a series of experiments, Darley and Latané demonstrated what they termed the bystander effect. People are less likely to help someone in distress when there are other people present. Over the years, several different explanations were presented for this phenomenon, including assuming someone else will act (diffusion of responsibility), uncertainty about if and how to act, fear of physical or social repercussions, amongst others.

    In the second chapter of the Book of Exodus, we are presented with Moshe’s brief, yet powerful origin story. After being saved and raised by the daughter of Pharaoh, Moshe matures (“Vayigdal”) and observes the scene of Egyptian slavery. His first reaction is to notice the pain and the plight of the Hebrew slaves (“and he saw their pain”). Rashi explains that he notices and empathizes with their distress. Rabbi Yochanan Luria, indicates that this wasn’t just a cognitive or emotional exercise for Moshe. Rather, he was actively looking to help others and protect the oppressed from the hands of the oppressor. What follows in the narrative are three successive stories that demonstrate this core character trait of Moshe.

    First, Moshe witnesses an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, “turns this way and that way, sees that there is no man” and kills the Egyptian (Shemot 2:12). One way to understand Moshe’s behavior is that he turned in each direction to make sure that nobody would see him so he wouldn’t get caught.

    Yet, Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg offers a completely different explanations which changes the way we understand the whole scene. He suggests the Egyptian was actually hitting the Hebrew in the presence of other Hebrew slaves. Moshe turns in each direction not to see if there is anybody else present, but to see if any of the other Hebrews who are present would stand up and defend his brother against the Egyptian.

    Moshe sees that there is no “ish,” no person of substance or stature who will act in this situation. When everyone else was a bystander, Moshe takes action and defends the Hebrew.

    In the second story, Moshe observes two Hebrews fighting and Moshe intervenes to stop them. The details of the fight are unclear within the verses and commentators offer differing views to fill in the gaps. Rabbi Isaac Arama assumes that both parties bare responsibility for the fight and argues that Moshe is demonstrating an essential leadership quality, namely, a desire and ability to step in and adjudicate conflict. In contrast, Rabbi Chaim ibn Attar suggests that this scene is one of a perpetrator and a victim, paralleling the earlier story with the Egyptian. Moshe intervenes, once again demonstrating his ability to act for the sake of the oppressed.

    In the final story, Moshe approaches a well in Midian and sees shepherds harassing a group of young girls. Moshe sees the injustice and saves the oppressed from the hands of the oppressor. What makes this third story even more compelling is that it comes on the heel of Moshe paying the direct price for intervening in the first and second stories. Moshe was not rewarded for his courageous behavior but had to run for his life because he intervened. Yet, confronted with a third injustice, he doesn’t let history get in the way of doing what is right.

    Rabbi Isaac Karo points out that there is a powerful progression in each of these stories. While each intervention is impressive, the first is perhaps the most understandable as Moshe is protecting one of his own from an outsider. The second story offers more justification for inaction as the perpetrator is a peer, yet he acts anyways. Finally, even in the third encounter, where both parties are strangers and Moshe could have easily just minded his own business and walk away, Moshe steps in and saves them.

    With these three stories, the Torah provides us a paradigm of what it means to be an upstander instead of a bystander. There may be many psychological factors that can lead to inaction in such scenarios. Yet, despite those factors, when there are those around us in need, we are called on to emulate Moshe and intercede on their behalf.

  29. Proud Conservative Mom

    How We Relate to God Depends On How We Relate to Others

    By: Rabbi Dr. Avraham Twerski ZTL

    Parshas Shmot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

    “A new king arose over Egypt, who did not know of Joseph” (Exodus 1:8).

    The Talmud quotes two opinions: It was either a new king or the existing monarch with new policies, who acted as if he “did not know of Joseph” (Sotah 11a). The Midrash follows the second opinion, and states that when the Egyptians turned against the Jews, Pharaoh refused to go along with them and they deposed him for three months, until he yielded to their wishes (Shemos Rabbah 1:9).

    Is it not amazing that the king who said to Joseph, “Since God has informed you of all this, there can be no one so discerning and wise as you” (Genesis 41:39), now says to Moses, “Who is God that I should heed His voice to send out Israel? I do not know God” (Exodus 5:2)?

    Rabbi Meir Rubman cites Mishnas R’ Eliezer: “The reason the Torah is so harsh regarding an ingrate is because denial of gratitude toward another person is tantamount to denial of gratitude toward God. Today one denies gratitude toward a fellow man, and the next day he denies gratitude toward God. All of Egypt knew that Joseph had saved their land, as did Pharaoh. However, Pharaoh chose to deny gratitude toward Joseph, and thereafter denied God, saying, “Who is God that I should heed His voice? #133; I do not know God” (Lekach Tov, Shemos p. 5)

    How we relate to God depends on how we relate to other people. When the Baal Shem Tov was asked, How can one develop a love for God? How can one love a Being that one cannot see or have any sense experience of Him? He responded, “Love your fellow man. This will lead you to love of God.” Indeed, the Talmud says that the way a human being can cleave unto God is to emulate His traits: “Just as He is merciful, you should be merciful” (Shabbos 133a).

    Rabbi Yehudah Leib Chasman shares another insight with us. The Midrash says that Pharaoh initially resisted his people’s demands that he enslave Jews, because he felt indebted to Joseph and to Jacob’s blessing the land. However, when expedience required that he persecute the Jews in order to retain his throne, he became a cruel tyrant, enslaving them and ordering their children to be killed. This shows us that a person is capable of altering his emotions. A person may not say, “That’s me. That’s just the way I am.”

    Pharaoh underwent an emotional change because of his desire to keep his position. Just as a person can alter one’s emotions negatively, so can one change one’s emotions positively. Pharaoh was motivated by expedience. A person can also be motivated by a sincere conviction to do what is right. One need only realize which emotions are proper and have a sincere desire to cultivate them.

    People who do not wish to put forth the effort to modify their character traits may say, “I was born that way.” Rabbi Shneur Zalman says in Tanya, “It is an inborn capacity that the intellect can be master over the emotions.” The ability to change is an inborn trait. In fact, it is the most significant distinguishing feature between man and other living things. A person who denies his ability to alter his character is lowering himself to a subhuman level. Our dignity should not allow us to do this.

  30. Proud Conservative Mom

    Source of the quote by Emunah Daily.


    (This is from Jeremy, who owns the Emunah Daily website and WhatsApp Channel.
    As I stated earlier, I also heard of this concept at two lectures, but couldn’t recall the sources offhand. I queried him about it.)

    “I saw this posted a while back by Rav Binyomin Sussman who heard it from Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel who quoted it in the name of Rav Chaim Vital who quoted it in the name of the Arizal. 😊”

    (Jeremy is an attorney by profession. He knows how important the “chain of evidence” is, as well.)

    1. IsraelReader

      I believe you that these contemporary rabbis are saying this in the name of the Arizal.
      Note, the Arizal died in in 1572, which is about 450 years ago.
      As a researcher, and for the sake of accuracy, I would like to see to see published evidence from the Arizal himself, or his contemporaries, who attribute this statement to him.
      I would also want to know in what context it was said.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        That’s exactly what I am saying.

        Normally, Jeremy can provide the source from a Sefer.
        He apologized to me that he couldn’t, for this one.

        In this instance he could not.
        He’s usually extremely reliable.

        I concur absolutely, that there is a context to everything and that context is key.

        (Rabbi Binyamin Sussman is affiliated with Yeshiva Ateres Shimon.
        A very trustworthy friend subscribed me to his daily emails “Think Hashem.”
        I know that this friend would never do this lightly.)

        Now, can I guarantee that the “ball” wasn’t dropped on this one because I don’t have it in a writing.
        I cannot.

        I am also very cognizant that if I was writing a Memorandum of Law, I could not make any definitive statement regarding a decision without case law to substantiate it.

        I have something else to add about this, but I will message you on it, Be’Ezras Hashem.

        1. IsraelReader

          I just found the topic discussed here:

          Question: I’ve heard that Rav Chaim Vital has said in the name of the Arizal that a good deed done in their generation is “worth 1,000 times more” than deeds of previous generations. Where can I find this?
          [You can send this link to Jeremy]
          In Shaar Hagilgulim, Introduction 38.
          “Know, that the greatness of the soul of the person is not [only] dependent on the action of the person, but [also] according to the current time period and generation.
          Because a small deed that is done in this generation, carries more weight than many great deeds done in different [earlier] generations…”

          1. IsraelReader

            Because a small deed that is done in this generation, weighs like many great deeds done in different [earlier] generations…

    1. John Gillis

      I’ve done that. On my old Ford LTD. I had a foot of snow accumulated on the roof and the snow melted off everywhere else. Then I came to a sudden stop and it all slid down my windshield! 😄

      1. Chief Mac

        Fully semi-automatic assault stove – just wait for the chainsaw bayonet and really watch heads explode when they find it’s gasoline powered

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            May Hashem bless you, your family, and everyone herein and their families.

            Count on it.

            I’m also davening for our MIA members of the blog, and of course for Yolanda Shoshana.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            You’re very welcome always!

            I know that I have been on and off very sporadically.

            It’s been very complicated.
            I’m continuing to heal a bit more every day.

            That being said, out of sight is never out of mind.

            My oldest son (on a WhatsApp video phone call on Friday), told me that not one day is ever boring with me. 😂😂😂

          1. Weary Traveler

            I know the name Karen hasn’t been popular for at least a good four decades, if not five. Not many women I know in our age range have that name. It was more popular, I think when “Boomers” were born than Gen-X’ers.

            But it will probably be at least another five decades before anyone names their kid that.

            Brandon is actually a cool sounding name. But that one will probably fall out of popularity for at least a generation or two. Thanks, Biden. LOL

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            I thank Hashem that my youngest sister’s legal English name is Sharon and not Karen.
            She was almost a Karen.

            She’s also a real natural blonde.
            She puts all of the blonde jokes to shame.
            She’s extremely smart and talented.

          3. Weary Traveler

            That’s hilarious what you say about the blonde jokes. Carolyn is a blonde, but more along the lines of a “dish water” blonde.

            Her friend, Jackie, on the other hand, is more on the “platinum” side of blonde. Jackie isn’t too bright, and since I told her that people like Jackie are why the blonde jokes exist, she laughed and started using that herself in her own more subtle way. LOL

    1. Tony

      Suddenly, the whole world has gone mad. Black is white, male is female, normality is a criminal offence.

    1. Weary Traveler

      The real question here is what is the long game. It’s obvious Brandon has become too much of a liability, and they are getting ready to replace him, but with who?

      They wont let him get impeached, so that means 25th amendment to save face.

      1. Sapper 9

        It is highly possible that they want to get rid of him, then Kamala , probably for a Newsom/clinton administration.

        1. Weary Traveler

          They have one problem. They need to find someone that is not as hated as Brandon or Cackles. The already disqualifies Hitlary, and Gruesome.

          1. Sapper 9

            Not necessarily, they built a large enough fraud machine to install Bidet/Kamala and in the 22 selection to take seats in the senate.

          2. Weary Traveler

            And they were horrible liars about it. They practically announced they stole the election by claiming how wildly “popular” Brandon supposedly was. A guy who lost ever primary he ever ran in. LOL

          3. Sapper 9

            And nothing was done, they are seeing a green light to finish the destruction.

            In 2024 their fraud machine plans a full government takeover, amnesty for illegals, and family reunification visas for another 50,000,000 under family members.

          4. Weary Traveler

            They who spent the better part of the last 60 years destroying families suddenly care about “family reunification.”

          5. bill smith

            I think they’ll try to prop up a previous man in the Whitehouse that goes by the name of Michelle.

          6. Weary Traveler

            I’ve heard that floated around. Maybe it could happen.

            I know if I were them, I would look for someone real low key and even kind of boring. Like a Dem version of Henry Kissinger, perish the thought.

    2. Chief Mac

      How many classified documents are in his senate papers that have been illegally sent to his university? Those are public documents but TaliBiden has illegal stolen them from the public. The number of documents is in the 100s of thousands

  31. diaspora

    Joe Biden refuses to admit his administration is in shambles. He directly caused runaway inflation and other major crises. And, after two years, he hasn’t done anything to fix them. To make matters worse, he continues to show the world that he is unfit to lead.

    Just take this recent press conference for example. Biden commented on the House-passed bill to get rid of his army of IRS goons. In a return of his creepy whispered voice, he said this.

    From YouTube:

    Gosh, Joe, what the heck is wrong with you? Biden is promising to veto a bill that will protect Americans from unwarranted audits and endless pain. All so Biden can tax us harder and give that money to his donors. Yet again, he whispered into the microphone, like some kind of pervert.

    It got even worse from there. Biden tried to tout his team’s “accomplishments” by claiming food prices are getting better. But the fact remains, things are very bad.

    Food prices aren’t going down, they are going up. According to some reports, food prices are 11.8% higher than they were not that long ago. Americans can’t even buy eggs, for crying out loud. Yet Biden is pretending like he is doing something about it?

    A real president would have tackled the problems contributing to inflation head-on. Or, better yet, would never have made decisions that triggered this inflation in the first place! But Biden is hardly a real president. He is a puppet for the woke establishment and lobbyists. His degrading mental health only further proves he had no leadership ability at all.

    And everyone is suffering because of it.

    1. Chief Mac

      Creepy TaliBiden – you are going to impeached. Your entire terrorist regime is going to be impeached

          1. Sapper 9

            They do not even deserve a grave with a marker, leave them for the flies, maggots and other detritivores, then toss their bleached bones into the trash.

      1. bill smith

        DEMs and their allies were somewhat successful at marketing President Trump as a bad guy…. and in the minds of a typical DEM, the DEM candidate is equally as good as they believe the GOP is. It doesn’t even cross their minds that the DEM could be bad or worse.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        There is so much propaganda, it’s unbelievable.

        TYMK for posting this.

        For the most part, I don’t listen to the news. I get blurbs from “Raw And Unfiltered News” which is a WhatsApp news channel run by two Orthodox Jews.

        Reuven, used to own TNR Channel with a couple of others.
        It was extremely accurate.

        I didn’t like who they sold the news app to. (The news sometimes has a Leftist slant to it on that channel that was renamed).

        He felt terrible. He must have gotten feedback from other people about it.
        I’m presuming that is one of the reasons that he started over, and did it according to Halacha.

        I am so very grateful that he’s reporting news again with another business partner.
        They’re Conservatives which is necessary for my sanity.

        I find out what I need to know about what is transpiring, overall.

        The news is just very aggravating and disheartening.
        I don’t see a purpose to knowing every bit of insanity being reported.

        It’s painful enough living in a world that’s trying desperately to remove Hashem from it, and throwing at our faces every depravity that I never could have imagined (and I have a very vivid imagination).

        I try to learn things that uplift me and continue to help me onwards in my journey to be better than who I was yesterday.

        (The Artscroll Mesillas Yesharim with the commentaries is INCREDIBLE. When I finish learning it, I will Be’Ezras Hashem take Rabbi Avigdor Miller ZTL’s advice and begin again. 😊😊😊

        I never knew that it existed with commentaries at all. It makes the whole learning experience that much richer and deeper.)

        That’s not to say that I am an ostrich.
        Never that.

        I just curtail what I read and listen to.
        It helps somewhat.
        Moreover, the knowledge that Moshiach will come at any second helps tremendously.

        When he comes, we’ll all find out about it.
        The entire world will know.
        May we merit greeting him NOW.
        (That’s the news that I am very anxiously waiting to hear!!!)

          1. Sapper 9

            Today fact is stranger than fiction, when I was a child , I would not have believed how crazy the world would become.

          2. Sapper 9

            Her real name is ELMI, her father was the PROPAGANDA minister for a war lord that opposed the US; her family pretended to be family members of Somali trash that was given a visa through lottery and they got to hop on the family reunification scam.

            The family that helped them should be deported, she gained citizenship under an alias through fraud and it is not valid and she should be deported.

    1. Sapper 9

      Chicken under Bidet costs as much as steak under PRESIDENT Trump and I won’t discuss what the ice cream eating crook has done to the cost of steak.

          1. Sapper 9

            One of my VERY RARE visits to Target, one of the times that I absolutely could not get the item anywhere else.

          2. Sapper 9

            I think this was from a year ago, I had to go there looking for a special toy for my little buddy.

  32. bill smith

    The sun will eventually run out of energy. How is it then considered sustainable or renewable?

    Shavua tov, everyone.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Shavuah Tov Bill!

      Which “science” claims that the sun will eventually run out of energy?

      The sun will always exist.

      Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) 31:34-35: “So said the L-rd, Who gives the sun to illuminate by day, the laws of the moon and the stars to illuminate at night, Who stirs up the sea and its waves roar, the L-rd of Hosts is His name.
      If these laws depart from before Me, says the L-rd, so will the seed of Israel cease being a nation before Me for all time.”

    2. Proud Conservative Mom

      Shavuah Tov Bill!

      Which “science” claims that the sun will eventually run out of energy?

      The sun will always exist.

      Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) 31:34-35: “So said the L-rd, Who gives the sun to illuminate by day, the laws of the moon and the stars to illuminate at night, Who stirs up the sea and its waves roar, the L-rd of Hosts is His name.
      If these laws depart from before Me, says the L-rd, so will the seed of Israel cease being a nation before Me for all time.”

          1. Sapper 9

            I am a social chameleon, I can blend in with almost any group, I may not like doing it , but I am capable.

  33. John Gillis

    Good morning everyone.

    I just came across this article about a statue in Boston Common dedicated to MLK’s legacy. It’s obscene looking and on public display in perpetuity. It is so gross looking that I for one would support tearing it down because it is offensive.

    PCM, it’s so gross it merits a content warning.

    As a native Bostonian, I’m embarrassed for the stupidity that reigns supreme in Massachusetts.

    1. Sapper 9

      MLK was no saint, he was a known womanized and woman abuser.

      I think that looks like a pair of hands holding up a giant turd.

      1. diaspora

        He is returning the favor; the Big Guy and his son have been embezzling $$$ from the Ukraine for years! LOL

        1. Sapper 9

          They didn’t embezzle from Ukraine, they were paid kickbacks from our billions, they were all embezzeling from US.

  34. Proud Conservative Mom

    Israel has 3 plans to ‘neutralize’ Iran’s nuclear program

    Israel’s outgoing army chief Aviv Kochavi said in a series of farewell interviews on Friday that Israel has devised three operational plans to attack Iran to “neutralize” its nuclear program.

    Days before being replaced by his successor Herzi Halevi, Israel’s military (IDF) Chief of Staff said that Iran has an “active weapons team,” which “has been working at a very slow pace, and this is in violation of the nuclear deal.” According to Kochavi, Iran currently has enough fissile material for production of four bombs using highly enriched uranium.

    “These extend from a retaliatory strike on Iran that would be unrelated to the nuclear issue, to the taking out of the Iranian nuclear installations and auxiliary sites in that project, and if the situation eventually escalates into a full-fledged campaign then these plans also include the targeting of military sites and other assets,” Kochavi said.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

        1. IsraelReader

          Talmud (Kiddushin 49b)
          Ten “kav” (a Talmudic measure) of beauty descended to the world; Jerusalem took nine, and all the rest of the world in its entirety took one.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom


            In 1990, I spent two weeks in the BJJ dorm. It is also in Mattersdorf, as you know.

            I forgot the beautiful view.

            The view from Rechavia where I stayed in 2014, was extremely different.

            It is very flat.

            Israel, especially, Yerushalayim, is part of my mind, heart, and soul.

            As King David wrote in Tehillim (Psalm) 137:5 “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill].”

            The yearning never ends…

            A part of my heart and soul was left behind when I left Eretz Yisroel.

            Both times when I had the tremendous merit to visit, I felt like I came home.


          2. IsraelReader

            BJJ is in Unsdorf, which is a neighborhood near Mattersdorf, and is about .3 of a mile from BJJ (5-6 minute walk).
            Torah Ore – Ha-Rav Sorotskin St 3, Jerusalem
            BJJ – Ha-Rav Sorotskin St 38, Jerusalem

  35. Proud Conservative Mom

    Kevin McCarthy says he would consider expunging Trump’s impeachments

    “I would understand why members would want to bring that forward,” McCarthy said of those lawmakers who might like to expunge former President Trump’s impeachment votes, both of which were undertaken on false premises.

    Addressing a reporter’s question on the matter, he said “But I understand why individuals want to do it, and we’d look at it,” he said

    – Raw And Unfiltered News
    (From Friday)

  36. Proud Conservative Mom

    New – German court seeks to force COVID-19 vaccine on Holocaust survivor

    A court in the German city of Stuttgart, in the state of Baden-Württemberg, is seeking to force COVID-19 vaccinations for an 85-year-old Jewish composer and a Holocaust survivor, sparking outrage among German journalists and one Jewish community leader. A regional court has overruled the decision.

    Austrian-based German-language website Report24 first reported on Tuesday of the case of Holocaust survivor Inna Zhvanetskaya. She was born in Ukraine in 1937. Holger Fischer, the attorney for Zhvanetskaya, said on his Telegram account on Thursday that a regional court in Stuttgart overruled the lower court, barring the forced vaccination.

    According to Report24, ”An exclusive video shows: She is neither of unsound mind nor endangering herself or others. She’s just afraid for her life,” rendering the psychiatric admittance questionable.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  37. Proud Conservative Mom

    New – Prof. Dr. Abdullah Alabdulgader calls for the suspension of mRNA injections because of cardiac harm concerns.

    Alabdulgader, a senior congenital cardiologist/electrophysiologist, has obtained multiple board certifications and memberships from prestigious medical schools and universities and established a major cardiac hospital funded by his Royal Highness Saudi Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  38. Proud Conservative Mom

    CNN: “By Biden’s own standard, wasn’t Biden ‘totally irresponsible’ with classified information?”

    Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin: “We should keep a sense of proportion and measure about what we’re talking about.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  39. Proud Conservative Mom

    “[Biden] said what Donald Trump did was ‘careless.’ Does he have to eat those words considering what happened with him?”

    Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow: “Well, it’s certainly embarrassing.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  40. Proud Conservative Mom

    Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff says he’s “going to reserve judgment” on the Biden classified document scandal because it was probably “inadvertent” that Biden left classified documents lying around his office, garage, and home.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Weary Traveler

      I haven’t gotten one of those spam calls in a while.

      Marty got one, and toyed with them. He asked them which car, they would give a make and model, and then he would ask “which one, because I have several.” LOL

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            I forgot about that story.

            I have to use it! LOL!

            I sometimes use the line from Seinfeld and ask for their personal phone number so that I can interrupt them when they’re eating dinner.

            Most of them are robocalls, however.

          2. Weary Traveler

            I remember that episode.

            Once I hear the robo voice, I hang up. I think it starts with a robo, then you go to a live person in some Turd World Hellhole.

            There are guys on YouTube called “Scam Baiters” that troll these scammers. Some of the videos are funny.

          3. Weary Traveler

            There is one guy I watch whose videos are PG rated. Some other videos get a little saucy when the scammer get mad after realizing they have been trolled. LOL

            One video I saw, the scam baiter made a scammer cry. LOL

            I will see if I can find the guy whose videos are more PG rated. Most of his stuff is by text, and he does a good job explaining what is happening.

            I’ll post a link to a video as soon as I find a good one.