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Shabbath Shuth

Zvulun Orlev of the National Religious Party , a.k.a. the “Mafdal”, has proposed a law that will make Sunday a day-off. Commercial activity currently taking place on Shabbat will be transferred to Sunday. [Note: I firmly believe that we should not have any “religious parties” in Israel... but we won't get into that.]

Transportation and recreational activities will also be permitted, although anyone who has ever been on a bus knows that Meretz voters—who so desperately want Shabbat transportation—feel that riding buses is beneath them. IMHO, except for a few routes to the beach, Dan, Egged and anyone else will offer only the most minimal of services since it won’t be economically viable.

The good news is that according to a poll, Israelis support this initiative 56% to 30%.

The shuth news is that the black-clad guardians of the Torah are against it:

Do you support a proposed law according to which Sunday will also be a day off and commercial activities now being carried out on the Sabb…

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Chag Sameach!

I told you so I told you so I told you so

As I once wrote, the retreat from Gush Katif was institutionalized stuth... with a heavy dose of malice.

It is amazing that every TV idiot talks about the missiles hitting Sderot, but they still deny or neglect the obvious: that this is the clear and direct result of the Destruction of Gush Katif and the expulsion of its Jewish residents.

They talk as if it's always been this way; that somehow it's a natural phenomenon. But it's not; it is the handiwork of Ariel Zadon, may his soul not rest in peace. Collective amnesia also affects people's memory that the Palestinian Terrorist Authority is also the handiwork of Shimon Heres.

May we indeed merit to return to the Good Old Days. Korbanot, mizbeach, and eventually a Temple. And when the first bikkurim are brought, I am sure that the first of first fruits to be offered will be from the Holy Jews of Gush Katif.

As we pray in the Nusach Erets Yisrael:
Keheref ayin yeshua lanu tatsmeeach. In the blink of an eye will redemption com…