Saturday, January 24, 2015

Singers and Family Unite in Song for the Three Youths

Almost half a year since Gilad Sha'ar (16), Naftali Frenkel (16) and Eyal Yifrah (19) hy''d were brutally abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists, top Israeli musicians along with the families of the murdered have released a powerful new song dedicated to their memories.

Arutz Sheva was on hand to witness the moving scenes as famous singers recorded the song in the studio, and as it was played for the first time ever in the presence of family members of the terrorist victims who were visibly moved by the homage to their loved ones.

Internationally acclaimed David D'Or, whose celebrated voice covers a range of over four octaves, wrote the words of the song and composed it together with Ilan Keinan. Tomer Hadadi was responsible for the musical production and sound processing.

Other famous singers took part in recording the anthem to the victims aside from D'Or, including Kobi Aflalo, David Broza, Yishai Rivo, Yonatan Razel, Avraham Fried.

David D'Or with friends of the Three Youths Hy"d

Fox on Latest Netnayahu White House Rift

The Obama administration reportedly is fuming over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to address Congress in March regarding the Iranian threat, with one unnamed official telling an Israeli newspaper he will pay “a price” for the snub.

House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu -- and the Israeli leader accepted – without any involvement from the White House.

In public, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest politely describes this as a “departure” from protocol. He also says the president will not meet with Netanyahu when he visits in early March, but has attributed that decision only to a desire not to influence Israel’s upcoming elections.

But in private, Obama’s team is livid with the Israeli leader, according to Haaretz. "We thought we've seen everything," a source identified as a senior American official was quoted as saying. "But Bibi managed to surprise even us. There are things you simply don't do. “He spat in our face publicly and that's no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price."

Fox News commentator Charles  Krauthammer discusses his views on this topic.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Yitzchak fuchs - Boro Park - Music Video

Yitzchak Fuchs has traveled to the far corners of the world to spread his soul warming music. A few years ago Yitzchak visited New York and made it a second home. Each year he travels back and forth from Jerusalem to New work. While living in New York can hardly be compared to living in the holy land Fuchs has been warmly revived and considers New York to be his home away from home. For that reason Yitzchak composed a special new single which he is titling בא ל׳בארא פארק “Come to Boro Park“.

Invisible Kippa?

After deadly attack on Jewish supermarket, members of France and Belgium’s Jewish communities rightfully fear being singled out in future attacks; but trust Jewish mind to find a creative solution to the problem.

The new ‘Magic Kippa’ addresses the issue of Jewish visibility by allowing religious Jews to don the mandatory skullcap without running the risk of being visually identified as Jews.

The product, which was being developed even before the attack on the Paris kosher supermarket which saw four people killed, is made out of hair and seamlessly blends in with the believer’s hair, rendering it indiscernible to the untrained eye.

“Because we cannot put on a kippa in these days, he have created a kippa made from natural hair and which can be washed,” the creators Haim and Shalom said in a YouTube video in French.

The two further claimed the product is already being used by Jewish businessmen wishing to move freely without being hindered by anti-Semitism. They also offer potential clients to send in a few strands of hair and they will match you original hair color and send you a customized invisible hair-kippa.

However, for all its pragmatic ingenuity, the ‘magic kippa’ also entails a problematic position regarding anti-Semitism, and shifts responsibility on to the Jew himself, as many commentators pointed out. “We need to be proud of our Jewish identity, not hide it,” lamented one; “An invisible kippa! What are we ashamed of,” wrote another. Others took a more lighthearted approach, simply commenting: “This is ridiculous.”

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Councilman Stands Up Against Anti-Israel Protesters

Pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel activists disrupted the City Council’s stated meeting on Thursday while members were voting on a resolution commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The protesters started yelling, “shame on you, Melissa”, “why are you supporting an apartheid” and “Palestinian lives matter.”

After five minutes of yelling and screaming, the some 40 protesters were ordered to leave and escorted out the balcony.

Watch David Greenfield’s passionate remarks on the floor of the City Council Chambers

Pro-Palestinians Disrupt Council Meeting

Thwarting Terrorist Activity on the Gaza Border

How does the IDF monitor activity in Gaza? Learn how our soldiers keep an eye on Gaza terrorists.

Hold on Tight, We're Landing Sideways...

Planes attempt to land in dangerous cross-winds at Birmingham International Airport, UK. Airplanes Dash-8 and ATR twin-engines have a difficult time coping with gusts and windshear.

Singer & Composer Ari Goldwag with a New Nigun

From the author: "Here's a song I composed while walking through the park a few days ago."

Bo'ee B'Shalom Feat. Adar & The Meshororim Choir

The A Team Orchestra Chuppah series presents: ‘Bo'ee B'Shalom' Featuring Adar, accompanied by Meshorerim Choir.

Conducted By: Yitzy Schwartz
Arranged By: Avremi G
Video By: Motty Engel

Dog Rides the Bus Solo

This 2-year-old black lab loves the dog park so much, she's started to ride the bus by herself to get there. Her name is Eclipse and she’s the most beloved canine commuter in Seattle!

"הרב עובדיה חי וקיים"

Sephardic singer Benny Elbaz sings with Aryeh Deri the new Shas campaign song for the elections in Israel.