Dec 7, 2016

the slippery slope of women learning first aid

According to INN, the Eida is upset about a new initiative in one of the Haredi girl seminaries of Jerusalem.

The initiative is to offer an extracurricular course in first aid and medical studies.

The Eida, in its newsletter, is upset that this will be a slippery slope and graduates of the course will end up going to emergency scenes, under the guise of saving lives, and from there they'll go on to more things of which there are no need to describe.

"Seminar HaChadash" has, reportedly, printed up a brochure promoting this new course so as to teach graduates to be able to deal with events that might happen in public places, such as in school and other such places.
you won't see this logo on the course described...

The Eida says that this course, offered in coordination with Ichud Hatzalah and aopproved by the Ministry of Education is even "dangerous" for men to participate in, but to find a way for women to enter the world of Hatzalah is bordering on destroying the entire concept of Kol Kvoda Bas Melech Pnima - the honor of a woman is inside. They suggest, consider if there is God forbid an event, and women who have graduated such a course with certification as a medic are in the area, they will run to assist out of a concern of pikuach nefesh... and the road is paved from there to doing sheirut leumi (National Service).

The Eida rejects the claim that the course is intentioned to give them the ability to be medical escorts on class trips and other activities, as "one must be naive to think that people who invested 3700nis to attain the certification as a medic will then make sure to only use it for class trips and situations that arise just a few times each year." Rather, they will eventually also join ZAKA and Hatzalah and other such services and we will see seminar-graduate women donning the emergency responder vests running around, while the Secular will be happy about another principle having been abandoned.

To contrast this, the Ezras Nashim group of female responders in NY has gone live, so maybe they have a point, if you consider that type of thing bad..







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Chicken Wanders Around Eastern Parkway (video)

somebody posted this video to Youtube of a chicken wandering around Crown Heights..


The chicken seems so proud and daring now, but let's see him do this on Erev Yom Kippur! Let's see how daring he really is!


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Proposed Law: cameras on handicapped parking spots

MK Meirav Ben Ari (Kulanu) has proposed a law that would require the installation of cameras aimed at handicapped parking spots that will focus on the license plates of the car parked in the spot, in all public parking areas.

This will help the authorities identify people parking in these spots illegally and let them send fines and tickets to the offenders. This would be comparable to cameras placed throughout the grid of roads to catch people going through red lights and to catch people speeding, and other traffic violations. Hopefully, and the goal is that, this will also provide some deterrence and people will "naturally" not park in handicapped spots unless they have the permit to do so.

MK Ben Ari says that the number of disabled people in Israeli society has been increasing, while the number of parking spots designated for them is at a minimum. Ben Ari describes how she recently went to a mall and noticed the handicapped parking spots taken up mostly by non-handicapped-permitted vehicles, including motorcycles and cars with people waiting for people to come out.

Ben Ari thinks creating deterrence via cameras is the solution. People will think twice about using a handicapped spot if they know they are being filmed and will very likely receive a ticket in the mail.
source: Ynet






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Facebook Status of the Day

first time I have seen this specific symbolic gesture...in my opinion he should have gone all the way and broken the neck of a calf, for full effect




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PM Netanyahu meets with students of IDF Prep schools in Southern Israel (video)







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Minister Ayelet Shaked gives it to the Left regarding the Arrangements Law








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Ambassador Shapiro celebrates American beef in Israel 2016. (video)



The first shipment of American kosher beef has finally arrived in Israel and Ambassador Shapiro and distinguished guests celebrated the occasion with a dinner reception featuring Nebraska beef, along with American beer and wine. The renewal of importation was allowed after an agreement was signed between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Israeli Veterinary Services.





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Synagogues of Connecticut (video)









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Habet I Uziya Tzadok & Itzik Dadya I Live Show (video)








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Dec 6, 2016

Headline of the Day

Yair Lapid Promises to Recognize Reform and Conservative Judaism 'My First Week in Government,' if Elected


  -- Haaretz

The problem with this is that even if current polls are accurate showing Lapid overtaking Netanyahu, I don't see how he would be able to cobble together a coalition.

While there was talk about whether or not the Haredi parties (Shas and UTJ) would join his government if he would theoretically win the most votes, a statement like this would put an end to that.


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Quote of the Day

The Haredim have a very talented minister - he is called Litzman. I said to him in the government Cabinet meeting 'you [the Haredi public] need to learn core curriculum studies alone, after all you want to be able to support yourselves. But it is happening all on its own, and young Haredi men and women go on their own to the Internet and take classes in mathematics and English. it is true that because of coalition agreements I cannot obligate you, but it is happening anyway..

  -- PM Benjamin Netanyahu, at a session meeting with students of military prep academies

I see 3 things that the Haredi leadership could possibly be upset about, at least due to the publication of this openly rather than just letting it happen quietly:
1. Netanyahu says the Haredi youth are using the Internet - something that has clearly been banned by the rabbonim in general and has been fought very strongly by the Haredi leadership.
2. Netanyahu revealing that the Haredi young men and women are taking core curriculum studies [via the Internet] - something the Haredi leadership (rabbonim and askanim) have opposed.
3. Netanyahu revealing that he really does want to obligate the Haredi public to study core curriculum topics but that he cannot because of coalition agreements. Until now it was excused by blaming the previous government's actions on Lapid and claiming Netanyahu's hands were tied due to coalition agreements insisted on by Lapid. According to Netanyahu's statement today, Netanyahu himself really wants to force the Haredim to study these topics but cannot do so right now, and is pleased it is happening anyway.

I have no idea if Netanyahu has actual data and knowledge to back up these claims or if he is just saying things that he thinks people want to hear...








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the Burger King SufganiKing

and for more kosher food news, Burger King (Israel) announced that they have created the "SufganiKing" - a combination of a sufganiya (jelly donut) and the Burger King Whopper hamburger.

The SufganiKing will be sold for 14.90nis, and will be available in all Burger King location from thebegining of Hanukkah until the end - that being December 25th this year until January 1st.

The SufganiKing will be the regular burger and stuff inside, laid in between a roll made up from a sufganiya. There will be a dollop of ketchup on the top instead of jelly.


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American beef now in Israel


Back in February it was announced that Israel has lifted its ban on USA beef, thus opening the market to imports from the United States.

The US Foreign Agriculture Services based out of Cairo, along with the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, informed the public this week very celebratorily on Twitter that the first shipment of "American Beef" has been sent to Israel, making it the first such shipment in 13 years.

They posted pictures online announcing the arrival of the first shipment  with the Ambassador enjoying some good American beef, and pointed out that it is all kosher.



So far they have yet to answer my queries as to where it will be sold, under what hechsher and if it will be reasonably priced. The closest I have gotten to an answer is the FAS responding to me saying the shipment just arrived so it is too soon to know where it will be sold.

That being said, according to an article on Agnet announcing the first export early in November, it says the beef is under the certification of the Israel Chief Rabbinate, bears the brand name King David and is being touted as the tastiest beef around... funnily enough by the end of the article they found a way to compare this new business venture to the Chicago Cubs....

I'll be keeping my eyes out for this new brand of beef in our supermarkets...




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Picture of the Day



"somebody" placed a golden statue of Bibi Netanyahu in Kikar Rabin this morning. Eventually the statue was knocked down by the public before it was removed.

This picture of the statue of Bibi being knocked down reminds me sadly of the statue of Saddam Hussein being knocked down in Iraq. The comparison stops there though, as the statue of Saddam being knocked down marked the end of his reign of terror over the people of Iraq. In Israel, the leftists behind this are going to have to realize Bibi isn't going anywhere soon (for better or worse) and this statue is the closest they will get to knocking him down for a long time to come...


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PM Netanyahu's Remarks at E.M.E.T Award Ceremony (video)

one thing about Netanyahu.. he is always interesting to listen to...





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Keerry and Netanyahu at the Saban forum (video)

first Kerry...


and then Netanyahu.. at about 27 minutes Netanyahu talks about the coalition and upcoming elections...




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