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Friday, 3 August 2007


I'm back from a four lecture tour of NYC and environs. I was there
during Tisha B'Av, a fast which commemorates the loss of the First and
Second Temples. I heard one rabbi lecture on the night of the
commemoration and one at its end. The first rabbi, David Rybstein,
declared there cannot be two peoples on one land, the second in
Woodmere, mourned the sad fact that there aren't twelve people trying to
redeem the Holy Temple.

Neither rabbi mourned the much sadder fact that this may well be their
last Tisha B'Av with Israel. Welcome to America...1938. From my tiny
sample, allow me to expand and declare, Americans, Jews and not, don't
know that Israel is now spinning out of control.

The spin will drift into raw chaos if Olmert is ever indicted by the
police for his manifold crimes. Then, the new deputy prime minister,
Chaim Ramon will take over the land for its last days. Ramon was
installed barely a couple of months after being convicted of the lewd
crime of French-kissing an 18 year old soldier, needless to say, against
her will. Ramon, as doubtless no one remembers, was given mounds of
American advice and money to take over the national union, The
Histadrut. So, just a few months off pedophilia charges, he could very
well be, the last ugly face holding the PM's post. More...