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The 2012 election will determine the fate of America
After George Bush doubled the national debt in just eight years, Barack Obama said he would reign his Republican predecessor’s reckless spending. Instead, he has engaged in a breathtaking spending binge of his own that is pushing America to the brink of financial Armageddon.
When America’s first black president promised to “fundamentally transform the United States of America”, few people who voted for him thought to ask, “Transform it into what?” Increasingly, the answer appears to be into the world’s latest unsustainable socialist nation. What happens in the next election will likely determine whether the economic and governing systems that made America great will survive, or be turnedinto something few Americans will recognize. You can help influence undecided voters by sharing Fight Fiercely compositions with your email and social networking contacts, and by helping promote as a source for uniquely-presented information about key issues that will decide the next election.

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In a review of Show Me A Story: Why Picture Books Matter (WSJ 5/12/12), Meghan Cox Gurdon quotes from some of the interviewees who are subjects in Leonard Marcus’ anthology of famous illustrators. Maurice Sendak, probably the most admired children’s book author since Dr. Seuss had this to say about the grotesque (Gurdon’s word) aunts and uncles who visited his family when he was a child, “God knows most of the people who came there were pigs.” He then goes on to explain that the day of his own Bar-Mitzvah was also the day his father collapsed with the news that other members of his family had been killed in the holocaust: “I remember my father falling down, and me in my little suit all ready to go, and the rage that was stirred in me by these dead Jews who constantly infiltrated our lives and made us miserable.” We’re reading the words of an adult recapturing the emotion not of a 5 year old Little Lord Fauntleroy, but of a 13 year old adolescent son of hard-working, devastated Jews . It’s hard not to remember that he was the same age as another teenager who penned her own emotional reaction to far more serious deprivation in the posthumously published Diary of Anne Frank.

In Sendak’s recent obituary in the NYTimes, Margalit Fox described him as the man “who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche.” I’m not sure what Ms. Fox considered the works of the Brothers Grimm to be but for all of us whose favorite children’s stories were fairy tales, it’s puzzling to wonder whether anything Sendak wrote was as terrifying as Hansel and Gretel or Snow White, folktales anthologized by the brothers in the early 19th century, or Little Red Riding Hood, first written in 1697 by Charles Perrault. Yes, Pierre does get eaten by the lion but the rhyme takes away the sting of the deed and even very young children smile at that part, understanding the subtle humor of the lion uttering Pierre’s refrain: They pulled the lion by the hair They hit him with the folding chair His mother asked – Where is Pierre? The lion answered – I dont care His father said – Pierre’s in there!


Yiddish, a Bisle of History

Yiddish words and expressions are so common now in daily talk….mench, shlep, kvetch and nudge….and how about “I have you in the bathtub”???? There is a rich legacy of music, theater. poetry and fiction in Yiddish and even the Bard was translated….when I was a child my father took me to see “King Lear and His Bad Daughters” in Yiddish…..rsk

Once upon a time, nearly a thousand years ago, there were people with no country of their own. From the eleventh through the fifteenth centuries, they were expelled from whatever European land they had settled. At times, they were unable to take all of their physical possessions with them, however they always took what was most important — their religious beliefs and their language. The people were the Jews, their religion was Judaism, and their language was Yiddish.

When Yiddish began

In the tenth century, Jews from France and Italy migrated to the German Rhine Valley, and Yiddish began in an Ashkenazi culture. The name came from the medieval Hebrew designation for the territory and Ashkenazim or Ashkenazi Jews were literally “German Jews.”

The term “Yiddish” comes from the German word for Jewish — Judisch — and to Germans; a Jew was “ein Yid.” Yiddish developed as a blend of German dialects with Hebrew, Aramaic, Slavic languages and traces of Romance languages. It was the lingua franca of Ashkenazi Jews.

By the late 1200s, Jews had created a language rooted in Jewish history that they used in their daily lives and when they conducted business among themselves. When they did business with Gentiles, Jews spoke the language of their countrymen.

ANDREW BOSTOM: THE VATICAN AND ISLAM: HAS DHIMMITUDE PREVAILED?  The Vatican and Islam: Has Dhimmitude Prevailed? Professor Sergio Itzhak Minerbi was a senior lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at Hebrew University and Professor in the Department of Political Science at Haifa University. His scholarly research has focused upon the relations between the Catholic Church and the Jews. He also served as […]


Losing an unwise war, refugees wear their predicament as a badge of honor

Thus, naqba commemorations inform us that the conflict is about Israel’s existence, not about territory, borders, holy places, refugees or any other bill of particulars.

Today, Palestinians and their supporters, as they have done increasingly over the years, mark what they call the “naqba” (Arabic for catastrophe) day. But commemoration is only one aspect of the day. The clue to the real meaning of the naqba lies on the previous day, May 14, the day Israel declared independence upon the termination of British rule.

On the actual day in 1948 now commemorated as the naqba,neighboring Arab armies and internal Palestinian militias responded to Israel’s declaration of independence with full-scale hostilities. Tel Aviv was bombed from the air, and the head of Israel’s provisional government, David Ben-Gurion, delivered his first radio address to the nation from an air-raid shelter.

Israel successfully resisted invasion and dismemberment – the universally affirmed objective of the Arab belligerents – and Palestinians came off worst of all from the whole venture. At the war’s end, more than 600,000 Palestinians were living as refugees under neighboring Arab regimes.


Will Islam Self-Destruct? — on The Glazov Gang by Jamie Glazov Fireworks set off when leftist film producer Tommi Trudeau confronts Evan Sayet and Rob Nelson on Frontpage’s television show.


Please Join Me For The Nakba Day Festivities…
by Gerald A. Honigman
May 14th, 1948 was the day that Israel officially declared its independence. It was immediately attacked by a half dozen Arab armies, and as a result of the war which the Arabs themselves initiated, two sets of refugees were created–Arabs fleeing the fighting in that small portion of the original 1920 Mandate of Palestine which would become Israel and a greater number of Jewish refugees fleeing their ancient homes in the so-called “Arab” world.

To date, Arabs have almost two dozen states, including one created on almost 80% of the original 1920 Mandate of Palestine…Jordan.

In 1947, Arabs were offered a second state for themselves in about half of the roughly 20% of the land remaining after the creation of Arab Transjordan. They rejected this offer–which would have netted Arab nationalism, in its various stripes, almost 90% of the total territory.

Jews have one minuscule, resurrected state which they never ceased to call home for over three thousand years of history. It sits on less than one half of one percent of the territory of the region.

Regardless, each May 15th Arabs protest and demonstrate about their catastrophe–Israel’s rebirth–because in their attempt at completing Hitler’s genocide in 1948, their efforts backfired on themselves.

WES PRUDEN: NOT QUITE WHAT THE EVOLVER IN CHIEF EXPECTED This is not what Barack Obama expected for a coming-out party. The “historic” revelation that he is now fully evolved, as from tadpole to frog, and now grooves on same-sex marriage, was meant to be marked with quiet ceremony. No music, no flowers, no kiss, no dancing, not even a cupcake. Rage and outrage […]

ISLAM ARRIVES IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY: SOEREN KERN Muslim parents are now pressuring local educational authorities to begin teaching Arabic in public schools. The Islamic Council of the Basque Country says Basques should view the speread of Islam in their region “not as a problem, but as an opportunity.” The Basque regional government in northern Spain is drafting a controversial new Law […]

JED BABBIN: OBAMA’S MEDIA CONTRIVED COURAGE We know who’s side the media are on — but does Mitt Romney? If you want to gauge how the presidential campaign is going, all you need to do is strap sphygmomanometers to the arms of a fewNew York Times editorial writers, Washington Postreporters, and MSNBC hosts. The higher their average blood pressure, the […]