Sunday, July 17, 2016

Story of the Ohr Hachaim and an attempted Coup in Turkey

 This week 15 Tamuz  is the Yartzheit of the Ohr Hachaim hakadosh Rav Chaim ben Atar ZT'L. Read this story how he notified the Sultan of an impending Coup which ended up saving the Jewish community.
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  1. "Rumors don’t have to be true to be dangerous.
    They just need to be believed.”

    SOURCE: Star Trek: Child of Two Worlds (chapter 12, page 180) by Greg Cox, year 2015 CE, Pocket Books, New York, ISBN: 9781476783253, ISBN: 147678325X

  2. In fact, [Elie] Weisel had once been a member of the editorial board of Tikkun, a leftist magazine, but resigned … because he felt “Jews should not publicly critique other Jews.”

    SOURCE: Critics Still Targeting Wiesel by Jonathan Mark (Associate Editor), an article found in: The Jewish Week, 2016 July 15, page 8

    MICROBIOGRAPHY: Elie Weisel was a Jewish Holocaust survivor, orphan, author of numerous books, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and numerous other awards. He lived from year 1928 to 2016 CE.
    Elie Weisel often emphasized the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, and has criticized the Obama administration for pressuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt East Jerusalem Israeli settlement construction. He stated that "Jerusalem is above politics. It is mentioned more than six hundred times in Scripture, and not a single time in the Koran.... It belongs to the Jewish people and is much more than a city..."

  3. the story is quite different to what is told in hebrew,, why is that?

  4. this story is so different from what is told in hebrew...can it be checked out? and the whole story told?