Happy New Year to (nearly) all
and may the best of 2013
be the worst you can expect for 2014.
h/t Iron Burka
"...one of your churches, St James's Piccadilly, chose Christmas to turn itself into a church of hate.
As I am sure you know only too well, this church spent eight months preparing its Christmas stunt, the erection of an 8 metre-tall, 30 metre-long replica of the Israeli 'wall' that it claims surrounds Bethlehem and imposes 'desperate hardship' on the town's inhabitants....
...its 'wall' stunt is based on an eye-watering collection of the most vicious and blatant lies and distortions....
...The 'wall' does not surround Bethlehem...
...Since this security barrier was constructed, the number of Israelis murdered in terrorist attacks has decreased by some 70 per cent - while the number of tempted tracks remains high....
....The only purpose of Israel's security barrier is to save life and prevent mass murder. The only purpose of the St. Jame's Church 'Bethlehem Unwrapped" stunt is to stir up hatred.
To stay silent is to make the rest of the Church an accessory to this obscenity. I therefore trust that you will take all necessary steps to counter the calumny promulgated by St James's and prevent the stain upon the wider Church from now spreading." (*)
The composition:"Die weiße Rose" is composed in A minor, on white keys only as a tribute.It is a bittersweet piece.The white Rose is one of the most beautiful flowers - but it always will be associated with "Die weiße Rose" and their message:
"We will not be silent."
"Die weiße Rose" has thus become a symbol for the fight for freedom, worldwide, in all times. May our music contribute." (Read more about Die Weiße Rose and this piece of music here )
"Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
'twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed."
"This was filmed in Qatar or Saudi Arabia. Let me know if you find any sign of normal human behaviour in this clip. Listen to them laughing at her struggling to get breath..."
|Photo taken in Melbourne Australia not so long ago|
"Michael Stuerzenberger is one of the most courageous men in Europe today. Every Saturday, and sometimes during the week, come rain or shine, he is out there in Munich’s town centre to warn people about the spread of Islam and the planned mega mosque/Islamic centre in Munich, which has to be a symbol of conquest, larger than the largest church, so that the howling of the muezzin can terrorise the people over loudspeakers and rouse the believers to fight. Stuerzenberger recently had his bank accounts terminated and the mayor of Munich, a certain Mr Uhde, has given warnings to publicans not to host Stuerzenberger and his fellow freedom fighters, which is a form of state sanctioned terror against an upstanding citizen..."
"Allah's Messenger (saws) said: 'He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.' (Sahih Muslim Hadith 5612 Narrated by Buraydah ibn al-Hasib)"
“...The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has raised questions over the seizure of chemical material, along with barrels of unidentified cargo, in vehicles which attempted to illegally cross the border from the Turkish side to the Syrian side over the weekend.“One person has been arrested. Barrels which are suspected to contain chemical material were inside the vehicles. Traffic was from Turkey to Syria..."
“...The fighters are in Turkey to rest, recover and regroup before the next onslaught in Syria, whether to prise the country from Mr. Assad’s grip, or to wage jihad, or both. Four fighters from the Syrian city of Homs sit cross-legged on the floor of their cramped sleeping quarters. On the wall beside them are the flags of the Syrian opposition, Turkey and the black flag of jihad. The men effusively praise Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s prime minister, for what they say is the free passage Ankara has allowed them over the border. ‘Who is our father? Who is our father?’ asks Abu Mahir, a fighter for a group known as the Farouk Brigades. ‘Father Erdogan; we worship him,’ the other men reply,” the Financial Times reported.”
"...By daring to stare death in the face and continue to embrace life as a Jew, Lou Reed defined his own rock n’ roll path as a uniquely Jewish path. Daring to do more than “walk on the wild side” but enter into the realm the Jewish mystics call the Sitra Ahra or the “Other Side” and then return to the Sitra de’Kedusha or the “Sacred Side” was something I only experienced in his music..."
"...This musical journey of Lou Reed—one that in 1965 accompanied Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable—is what inspired me along my path to the rabbinate. Through his music as life, Lou Reed reminded me of that annual obligation of crossing all boundaries with the utter seriousness of carnivale that Jews still call Purim—that “Halloween Parade”. That same album New York from 1989 is where Lou confronts the Nazi fugitives like Kurt Waldheim and anti-Semitic candidates like Jesse Jackson, so that with “Good Evening Mr. Waldheim” Lou dares to remove the mask! Reed saw the absurdity of life surrounding him and despite it all—following Fackenheim’s call for the 614th commandment not to grant Hitler a posthumous victory—he embraced life! May the memory of rock n’ roll animal, Louis Rabinowitz—Lou Reed, be a blessing, and in the final words of the Warsaw Ghetto rebbe in 1943: Es zol zich zingen a shira —“So shall the song sing itself.”