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I”m back and able to post again. Why the gap in posts? Baruch Hashem my daughter was born–two months early! Nachaliel Tikvah came on April 29th full of life and health. It was touch-and-go a week before and for several weeks after her birth because of my wife’s health but thank G-d we’re all healthy and thriving.

We were also able to participate a little in observing Shavuos with the community in Dallas where we hope to move soon, IY”H. My favorite part was staying up all night on Tikkun Leil Shavuos. I never got tired; the evening was filled with fascinating topics like: Child Labor Laws: Minors and the 39 Melachos of Shabbos; Lo Sachmod (Do Not Covet): Can Halacha Legislate Emotions?; Before & After: Meaning and Motivation to Birkas HaTorah; Dreams & Dreamers: The Shtus Dreams Are Made Of — The Bizarre Role of Dreams in Halacha.

Finally, I’ve quit Facebook, Twitter, and all Social Media. Having been inspired by the Gedolei HaDor via the Ichud HaKehilos Asifa: Using Technology Responsibly, I’m joining the war on Social Media. It is killing our children, dumbing down our minds and is no place for the holy nation of Israel.

You can watch the Asifa here:

I will use the Internet (only in filtered form) for work, business and occasional personal communications with friends and family–no social media! I’ll turn all the extra time I’ll gain into studying Torah.

We all need to support these guys. This is fantastic!

Lehitgayer News

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Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel, soldier and commander in the IDF reserves, are the founders of TheLandofIsrael.com and the creators and hosts of “Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem.” These two amazing speakers in Israel are getting their message out: Fox news hears why Israel would be justified in attacking Iran’s nuclear sites.

Jeremy and Ari are gifted teachers who have a clear message about faith and fear. Check it out:
Israel Vs. Iran

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Co-written with “Almoni” blogger @2000yeardebate.blogspot.com

But what do we know? We’re just a couple of guys who have lived this article quite literally. So pay attention…there may just be something in here for you.

How do you prevent a viral infection? Give a person a small dose of the virus itself of course. It’s counter-intuitive but an effective treatment nevertheless. However it only works within key parameters: the antigen must be introduced in such a way as to produce the greatest action and the vaccine must also contain preservatives in the solution to prevent infection in the delivery system. Read More

This Pesach was the first one I’ve observed not being an idolator. What does this mean? I was able to Pesach Seder 5772fully participate in the Seder on its own terms. Jesus/Yeshua had nothing to do with it or Pesach at all. Christianity was not there to reinterpret the Seder elements or to usurp the power of G-d’s gift of freedom to worship Him then and now. For once the matzoh was full of meaning without it having anything to do with a false messiah. The cups of wine were not the “bris chadashah” that the New Testament lies about. The enormity of the miracles of yetzias Mitzrayim were not overshadowed by the bogus Christian narrative of a man-god system of atonement and redemption. Read More

“Stand Your Ground” is a phrase that is receiving great attention from media mongers and news consumers across America. But there are countless unreported killers far worse than George Zimmerman on the prowl; loose in Jewish communities all over the world. They are Messianics who would steal and lie to convert to Orthodox Judaism while still believing in Jesus!

It is a mitzvah to expose these liars and to protect the Jewish people by reporting them. All Jews and righteous Gentiles have a duty to “Stand Their Ground” and expose these would-be pretenders before it’s too late. If these people are successful, how will we know who is truly Jewish? How will we ensure that these spiritual terrorists will not kill the souls of our people (chas v’shalom) by poisoning their minds with foreign beliefs? Our security and that of our children’s who will one day marry be’ezras Hashem is at risk because of the three types of people you will read about below–the Messianics, the apostate Jew who helps them, and the unwitting Rabbi who doesn’t know any better. Read More

Converting to true Judaism is a maze of information and choice-points. You ask for advice but not allRabbis agree with each other. Communities may not warmly open up to conversion candidates because Messianics and other insincere Gentiles may have spoiled the community’s opinion of true gerim. Then factor in your own personality and preferences. Are you drawn to Sephardic or Ashkenaz minhagim? Are you going Modern or Ultra-Orthodox? Which eruv best meets your criteria for living?

In the Zombie-genre movies, the strongest people usually survive. Becoming a Jew is much more than changing your religion. It is an apocalypse of identity. Read More

My respect for those who regularly pray Shacharit, Minchah and Arvit in a minyan everyday, nearly without fail, has soared higher than ever. As our move to Dallas gets closer (be’ezrat Hashem) and our conversion gets further underway, I’ve been preparing more rigorously. One of the ways I’ve done this is to shore up my tefilah.

Very few in the Messianic world take prayer seriously. And even those who do (not that it has any merit for them since they are idolaters) don’t pray with the proper kavanah. As a former Messianic, I was guilty of all the above but one thing my experiences did teach me was what not to do. There is a nonchalant approach to tefilah in that cursed realm and I’m set to rid all traces of it from my being.

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