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+ One of my favourite dishes to cook. It may not look picture perfect but damn, it tastes good.

One of my favourite dishes to cook. It may not look picture perfect but damn, it tastes good.

"Why do you defend zionism?" by fearlesssun

Because it’s important to me.

Posted 3 months ago.
2014: The year of a new format

I don’t know if you’ve been able to tell but I’ve been doing a lot less reblogging lately. I’ve decided I want my blog to become a record of my own writings and essays, rather than unoriginal content. 

I have no interest in getting involved in Jumblr’s messy politics and opinions, so I won’t be getting involved in reblog wars. Rather, when someone posts something that I disagree with, I’ll write an essay about it. I think it will make my blog look neater and easier to read. 

The only problem with this approach is that it may limit my interactions with the Jewish and Zionist communities on Tumblr. To combat this I invite you all to my ask box where you can ask about my opinion on any topic under the sun. 

Blessing you all with a pleasant and prosperous 2014. 

"I'm orthodox jewish but Arab and I feel like God hates us Arabs a lot and I want to be able to serve God to the fullest of my ability but I don't know how if I'm part of a race God hates. What should I do?" by Anonymous

I don’t know what you’ve experienced to make you feel so bad about your Arab background but its completely irrelevant to your religious practice. 

God doesn’t hate you. God is your Father, He loves you! I don’t think God hates any race, all His creations are His children. I don’t know why you think God hates Arabs but I think its a toxic attitude and it would be good for you to just try and forget it. 

How can you serve God to the best of your ability?
By being shomer Torah and Mitzvot to the best of your ability. THAT is what God cares about, not what race you are. 

Posted 3 months ago.
"Love this blog! Pakis and Arabs are filthy subhumans that have no right to exist in our presence, they need to be exterminated. Pakis are a bunch of inbred retarded dim witted weak minded cowardly spasticsThere are not enough derogatory terms in the english language to describe these fuckers the big fat smelly lazy towel headed cretinous morons. They are not human they closer resemble bacteria than human beings the plauge ridden vermin. I'm jewish and proud! Im glad we kill fucking pakis & Arabs" by Anonymous

This is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever read. 

The Judaism I practice, the Torah I study, and the God that I pray to absolutely condemn these opinions. 

Posted 3 months ago.
"Condescending bitch." by Anonymous

Thank you!

Posted 3 months ago.
"So, I'm a Palestinian girl, just trying to fetch an info about why the heck you insist living here, why do you insist having so much culture that you actually are making up! You don't belong here, you really don't, you have no country, no culture, and no hope. I just want a reason, I don't wanna curse, or get cursed or just yell around tumblr with no aim, My aim is the freedom of my country, my aim is to understand why are you killing my brothers, why did you put my uncles in jail .. Why?" by Anonymous

Let’s go through this piece by piece. 

So, I’m a Palestinian girl,

Awesome. 

 just trying to fetch an info

It’s really mature of you to research and look for more information. Good on ya! 

 about why the heck you insist living here,

By here I assume you mean Israel. Why do I insist on living in Israel? Because it’s the land of my people. We’ve been living in Israel since about 1240 BCE. 40 years after the Exodus from Egypt we entered Israel with our leader Joshua. 

why do you insist having so much culture that you actually are making up!

Our culture in Judaism and we’re not making it up. It’s been out culture for millennia. 

 You don’t belong here, you really don’t, you have no country,

We’ve lived here for about 3,000 years. I’m pretty sure we belong here. I’m pretty sure the Jewish state of Israel is a state for Jews (among other religions and ethnicities of course). 

no culture,

We’ve dealt with this already. 

 and no hope.

I’m just going to quote from Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah. 

עד לא אבדה תקותינו

We have not yet lost our hope

 I just want a reason,

Which I already gave. It’s been the land of my ancestors for over 3,000 years. This is where we lived, fought for and died for longer than any other nation in the world. 

 I don’t wanna curse, or get cursed or just yell around tumblr with no aim,

That’s very mature of you. If only world leaders and politicians could be so mature. I have no intention of cursing you. 

 My aim is the freedom of my country

That’s very noble of you, but not when it comes at the expense of millions of civilians. 

my aim is to understand why are you killing my brothers,

Terrorists are and terrorist infrastructure are eliminated to ensure security. Innocents are not targeted and if they are unfortunately killed it is truly tragic. 

why did you put my uncles in jail

They didn’t pay a parking fine? Theft? I don’t know! In the only democracy in the Middle East, innocents are not jailed. What were they involved in? Terrorist activity?

 Why?

Why are they involved in terrorist activity? Because your freedom fighters are terrorists. They target children and rejoice over spilt blood of innocents. Maybe the Palestinian education system also has something to do with it. 

Posted 3 months ago.

zavatchalavudvash:

This week’s Parsha begins with G-d telling Moses that He has heard the cries of His people and He will redeem them. In addition to this, at this point, G-d tells Moses that He will give the Land of Israel to the Israelites as their “inheritance” (also translated as “heritage”).

וְהֵבֵאתִי…

+ A handmade silver menorah is the first thing you see after you check in at Ben Gurion airport and before you head through security. 

I think this is the perfect item to place in that spot. For thousands of years the menorah has been a symbol of jewish pride and integrity. 

Just as you’re about to leave the Jewish state, this menorah is standing there as a reminder of your identity. It whispers to you that even though you’re leaving Eretz Yisrael temporarily for the Diaspora, you’re Jewish. Don’t be seduced by the yavanim, you have your own culture and people that are waiting for you back at home.

A handmade silver menorah is the first thing you see after you check in at Ben Gurion airport and before you head through security.

I think this is the perfect item to place in that spot. For thousands of years the menorah has been a symbol of jewish pride and integrity. Just as you’re about to leave the Jewish state, this menorah is standing there as a reminder of your identity. It whispers to you that even though you’re leaving Eretz Yisrael temporarily for the Diaspora, you’re Jewish. Don’t be seduced by the yavanim, you have your own culture and people that are waiting for you back at home.

+ Chabad Chanukiah Kikar Tzion

1 December 2013

Chabad Chanukiah Kikar Tzion

1 December 2013