Blogs: Boroson's Anecdotage
Subject: Thanks to all the countries who helped the U.S. after Sandy
I think it is highly appropriate at this time of the year that we send THANKS to all of the countries that have reciprocated for our help with
their disasters, misgivings, social turmoil, & poverty by returning the favor, and sending the United States of America monetary and physical help
when Sandy ravaged our East Coast leaving dead, homelessness, and pure disaster.
Listed below are a list of the countries and worldwide organizations that are giving us gracious assistance.
Please assist me in Thanking these entities by passing on this email so people from all over America can join in and THANK our neighbors, to whom we have given BILLIONS!!!!
“Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world.”
• Winston Churchill
“The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting fire, and has illumined with it the entire world. He is the religious source, spring, and fountain out of which all the rest of the peoples have drawn their beliefs and their religions.”
• Leo Tolstoy
“It was in vain that we locked them up for several hundred years behind the walls of the Ghetto. No sooner were their prison gates unbarred than they easily caught up with us, even on those paths which we opened up without their aid.”
•A. A. Leroy Beaulieu, French publicist, 1842
“The Jew gave us the Outside and the Inside - our outlook and our inner life. We can hardly get up in the morning or cross the street without being Jewish. We dream Jewish dreams and hope Jewish hopes. Most of our best words, in fact - new, adventure, surprise, unique, individual, person, vocation, time, history, future, freedom, progress, spirit, faith, hope, justice - are the gifts of the Jews.”
• Thomas Cahill, Irish Author
“One of the gifts of the Jewish culture to Christianity is that it has taught Christians to think like Jews, and any modern man who has not learned to think as though he were a Jew can hardly be said to have learned to think at all.”
• William Rees-Mogg, former Editor-in-Chief for The Times of London and a member of the House of Lords
“It is certain that in certain parts of the world we can see a peculiar people, separated from the other peoples of the world and this is called the Jewish people…
This people is not only of remarkable antiquity but has also lasted for a singular long time… For whereas the people of Greece and Italy, of Sparta, Athens and Rome and others who came so much later have perished so long ago, these still exist, despite the efforts of so many powerful kings who have tried a hundred times to wipe them out, as their historians testify, and as can easily be judged by the natural order of things over such a long spell of years. They have always been preserved, however, and their preservation was foretold… My encounter with this people amazes me…”
• Blaise Pascal, French Mathematician
“The Jewish vision became the prototype for many similar grand designs for humanity, both divine and man made The Jews, therefore, stand at the center of the perennial attempt to give human life the dignity of a purpose.”
• Paul Johnson, American Historian
“As long as the world lasts, all who want to make progress in righteousness will come to Israel for inspiration as to the people who had the sense for righteousness most glowing and strongest.”
• Matthew Arnold, British poet and critic
“Indeed it is difficult for all other nations of the world to live in the presence of the Jews. It is irritating and most uncomfortable. The Jews embarrass the world as they have done things which are beyond the imaginable. They have become moral strangers since the day their forefather, Abraham, introduced the world to high ethical standards and to the fear of Heaven. They brought the world the Ten Commandments, which many nations prefer to defy. They violated the rules of history by staying alive, totally at odds with common sense and historical evidence. They outlived all their former enemies, including vast empires such as the Romans and the Greeks. They angered the world with their return to their homeland after 2000 years of exile and after the murder of six million of their brothers and sisters.
They aggravated mankind by building, in the wink of an eye, a democratic State which others were not able to create in even hundreds of years. They built living monuments such as the duty to be holy and the privilege to serve one’s fellow men.
They had their hands in every human progressive endeavor, whether in science, medicine, psychology or any other discipline, while totally out of proportion to their actual numbers. They gave the world the Bible and even their “s avi or.”
Jews taught the world not to accept the world as it is, but to transform it, yet only a few nations wanted to listen. Moreover, the Jews introduced the world to one God, yet only a minority wanted to draw the moral consequences. So the nations of the world realize that they would have been lost without the Jews…
And while their subconscious tries to remind them of how much of Western civilization is framed in terms of concepts first articulated by the Jews, they do anything to suppress it.
They deny that Jews remind them of a higher purpose of life and the need to be honorable, and do anything to escape its consequences. It is simply too much to handle for them, too embarrassing to admit, and above all, too difficult to live by.
So the nations of the world decided once again to go out of ‘their’ way in order to find a stick to hit the Jews. The goal: to prove that Jews are as immoral and guilty of massacre and genocide as some of they themselves are.
All this in order to hide and justify their own failure to even protest when six million Jews were brought to the slaughterhouses of Auschwitz and Dachau; so as to wipe out the moral conscience of which the Jews remind them, and they found a stick.
Nothing could be more gratifying for them than to find the Jews in a struggle with another people (who are completely terrorized by their own leaders) against whom the Jews, against their best wishes, have to defend themselves in order to survive. With great satisfaction, the world allows and initiates the rewriting of history so as to fuel the rage of yet another people against the Jews. This in spite of the fact that the nations understand very well that peace between the parties could have come a long time ago, if only the Jews would have had a fair chance. Instead, they happily jumped on the wagon of hate so as to justify their jealousy of the Jews and their incompetence to deal with their own moral issues.
When Jews look at the bizarre play taking place in The Hague , they can only smile as this artificial game once more proves how the world paradoxically admits the Jews uniqueness. It is in their need to undermine the Jews that they actually raise them.
The study of history of Europe during the past centuries teaches us one uniform lesson: That the nations which received and in any way dealt fairly and mercifully with the Jew have prospered; and that the nations that have tortured and oppressed them have written out their own curse.”
• Olive Schreiner, South African novelist and social activist
“If there is any honor in all the world that I should like, it would be to be an honorary Jewish citizen.”
• A.L Rowse, authority on Shakespeare
Subject: Fwd: הגורל היהודי המתעתע
There used to be a joke in Paris. What is the difference between the
Chief Rabbi in France and the Cardinal of Paris? “The Cardinal speaks
Cardinal Jean Marie Lustiger was buried yesterday. He died this week
of cancer. He was born almost 81 years ago to Polish parents who ran a
dress shop in Paris. When the German army marched into their city, his
parents sent him and his sister into hiding with a Catholic family in
Orleans. Their mother was captured and sent to Auschwitz.
In 1999 as Cardinal of Paris, Jean Marie Lustiger took part in reading
of the names of France’s day of remembrance of Jews who had been
deported and murdered. He came to the name of Gesele Lustiger, paused,
teared up and said, “My Mama!” The effect in France during a time of
revived anti-Semitism was electric.
He was just 13 and in hiding when he converted to Catholicism, not to
escape the Nazis he always said, because no Jew could escape by
conversion, and not of trauma, he said. Among his most controversial
I was born Jewish and so I remain, even if that is unacceptable for many.
For me, the vocation of Israel is bringing light to the goyem.
That is my hope and I believe that Christianity is the means for achieving it.
There were a great number of Rabbi’s who consider his conversion a
betrayal, especially after so many European Jews so narrowly escaped
extinction. Cardinal Lustiger replied, “To say that I am no longer a
Jew is like denying
my father and mother, my grandfathers and grandmothers. I am as Jewish
as all other members of my family that were butchered in Auschwitz and
He confessed to a biographer that he had a spiritual crisis in the
1970’s provoked by persistent anti-Semitism in France. He studied
Hebrew and considered emigrating. He said, “I thought that I had
finished what I had to do here and I might find new meaning in
Israel.” But just at that time the Pope appointed him bishop of
He found purpose in the plight of immigrant workers. Then he was
elevated Cardinal, the Archbishop of Paris.
Jean Marie Lustiger was close to the Pope. They shared a doctrinal
conservatism. He also battled bigotry and totalitarianism. For years,
Cardinal Lustiger’s name was among those who was considered to succeed
Paul. Without putting himself forth, the Cardinal joked that few
things would bedevil bigots more that a Jewish Pope. “They don’t like
to admit it, but what Christians believe, they got through Jews.”
The funeral for Cardinal Lustiger began at Notre Dame Cathedral
yesterday with the chanting of Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the
Sometimes there are profound inconsistencies in our world…
Personals from Israeli Newspapers
Worried about in-law meddling? I’m an orphan! Write. POB74.
Yeshiva bochur, Torah scholar, long beard, payos. Seeks same in woman. POB 71.
Desperately seeking shmoozing! Retired senior citizen desires female companion 70+ for kvetching, kvelling, and krechtzing. Under 30 is also OK. POB 64
Attractive Jewish woman, 35, college graduate, seeks successful Jewish Prince Charming to get me out of my parents’ house. POB 46
Divorced Jewish man, seeks partner to attend shule with, light Shabbos candles, celebrate holidays, build Sukkah together, attend brisses, bar mitzvahs. Religion not important. PB 658
Nice Jewish guy, 38. No skeletons. No baggage. No personality. POB 78
Female graduate student, studying kaballah, Zohar, exorcism of dybbuks, seeks mensch. No weirdos, please. POB 56
Staunch Jewish feminist, wears tzitzis, seeking male who will accept my independence, although you probably will not. Oh, just forget it. POB 435
Jewish businessman, 49, manufactures Sabbath candles, Chanukah candles, havdalah candles, Yahrzeit candles. Seeks non-smoker.POB 787
Israeli professor, 41, with 18 years of teaching in my behind. Looking for American-born woman who speaks English very good. POB 555
80-year-old bubby, no assets, seeks handsome, virile Jewish male, under 35. Object matrimony. I can dream, can’t I? POB 545
I am a sensitive Jewish prince whom you can open your heart to. Share your innermost thoughts and deepest secrets. Confide in me. I’ll understand your insecurities. No fatties, please. POB 86.
Jewish male, 34, very successful, smart, independent, self-made. Looking for girl whose father will hire me. POB 53
Single Jewish woman, 29, into disco, mountain climbing, skiing, track and field. Has slight limp. POB 76
Jewish Princess, 28, seeks successful businessman of any major Jewish denomination: hundreds, fifties, twenties. POB 27
I was reform as an embryo, conservative as a fetus, orthodox from birth. Seeking same. POB 46
Sadie Cohen lived in a diverse neighborhood on Long Island . Her neighbor was a very generous black woman who stopped in one Saturday and asked, “Mrs.Cohen, I have to go into the City this afternoon to meet my daughter; can I get you anything?”
Mrs. Cohen thanked her and exclaimed, “Listen, I have a monthly commuter pass for the train, and I don’t use it on Saturdays. Why don’t you use my ticket and bring it back tonight. After all, it’s all paid for; why should you pay extra.”
The neighbor thanked her, and later that day, got on the train. As the conductor came through the train, he happened to glance at the ticket and noticed the name “Sadie Cohen”.
“Excuse me madam, are you Sadie Cohen, the person whose name appears on this ticket?” The woman smiled sweetly at him and shook her head affirmatively. A little suspicious, the conductor stared at her for a few seconds and then asked, “Would you let me compare signatures—would you please sign your name? The black woman turned toward him indignantly and snapped, “Man, is you crazy? You wants me to write on Shabbos?
from the Internet…
CUSTOMER: Do you have any latkes today?
SCOTTSDALE WHOLE FOODS DELI CLERK: Huh?
CUSTOMER: Potato pancakes?
CLERK: Ohh. We put them over in our to-go section. We had to move them to make room for the holiday foods.