Ha’Mesorah B’Arez Yisroel

Israel Information Center Ithaca focus on Mesorah Yisroel

Mesorah Yisroel :  What is now happening within Israel is the rise of an extremely vibrant combination of several very personal interests and beliefs all converging to develop both a single identity, but more graphically a very dramatic affirmation of National Unity. At the very levels of exciting human expressive hearts of both the positive and negative forms of discourse from several individual consciousness and experiences is the single question of how to reassert/restore lost national institutions which existed during the eras of the Kingdom/Kingdoms, and what existed before the invasion of The Roman Empire. Presently there are several Israeli movements who have very sincere beliefs systems that they have the answer. The center of such discourse is/how to legitimize ones beliefs by actual proof the transmitting information/spiritual dynamic involved, and its/their social and political calls for return. Return of social, cultural, political, and spiritual national institutions B’AreZ Yisroel. Thus the effort, the socio – cultural designed end resultant from which diverse interests for, and that wants to achieve a national identity return mimics Rabbinical Mesorah within the implied information/spiritual connected dynamic of the transmitting justification as the basis of the reestablishment of national institutions which were once lost. Parallel to the Rabbinical discourse of study and judgement concerning their program view of Mesorah, which likewise support their call for World Jewry to study The Torah, is the present existing ethos of Mesorah Yisroel. The ends of which is the full national Jewish, then Israeli expectations of the complete erasure of The Roman Curse from Jewish, then World Jewry’s consciousness.

Today Israel is an ever advancing Modern State whose technological advances can now compete with any existing global power.

The Modern Jewish State of Israel got this way through its comparatively [ In the comparison to the history of the Jewish/Israel Peoples. ] short history and present existing operating traditions of a democracy. This often clashes with traditional Jewish observant forms. I.E. Israeli Haredim. None the less, it is the Israeli defense Force which has maintain the nations unity, as well as a glowing tolerance endemic in social Jewish cultural norms.

It is here, and along with the national start ups of the Israeli nationhood is the innovative development of the Kibbutz were the needs to establish security forces became absolutely necessary. Thus the appearance of Jewish Settlers with guns initiated counter strikes against those who raided their settlements and members for both plunder and murder. Small groups became increasing more effective from the needed human cohesion necessary to carry out strategically effective military operations took root. With more advance military organizations from small resistance fighters to full scale divisional levels, unit cohesion became paramount in the every day organization and training to maintaining effective Israeli defense military structures. Once combat was initiated everyone had to know their duty and operational responsibility involved. Everything from supply, logistics, life saving aid of the wounded, and developed reserve forces as back up all were directed to support those who were fighting on the front lines; and along with the Israeli tradition attacking to destroy the enemy first before the enemy destroys the Israel forces in the field of combat. Any distraction of such an organization operation would mean immediate impact in the rise in the death body counts of those who were fighting in the field. The greater the unit cohesion, the less likely it members would be killed in combat.

From IDF Sabra to his child, his full loving devotions devoid of any narcissists contempt, the Israeli answer to those who seek the Genocide of Middle East Jewry through the destruction of the Jewish State of Israel.

Israel has had the great fortune to have those who served in the Israeli Defense Forces of whom are constantly at the hard emotional and physical preparation for unwanted [ Their is no conscious Israeli desire for wars.] combat. That including in the emotional preparation for combat operations is the full realization that the leading distraction cause which attacks unit cohesion are personal bouts of narcissism, and narcissism alone. Specifically the scope of training and how training evolved — though not really known as of yet — is that in the emotional training of each member of the Israeli Defense Forces are likewise emotionally protected the First, Second, and Third Principles of Jewish Faith, thereby auto – rejecting narcissist inclinations in their military development and success in defending The Jewish State of Israel – by self – determination of the entire IDF. Unit cohesion solely rests on the auto – rejection of personal narcissism, and its immediate demands on command becomes more aware of the real importance of Israeli life, and thereby concentrating on developing more, and more advance combat self – preparations while at the same time they are training those who they command. Thus in unspoken words, unit cohesion is established, though humor and internal field of jokes are socially applied to relieve tensions and further comradeship at the same time.

This is the unifying machine of the Jewish State of Israel, and with each succeeding generations of most Israelis, the core of Sabras, undergoing, and likewise being behaviorally impacted, by the rigors of their training and experiences with the massive organization of the Israeli Defense Forces, their perceptions as being Israelis are increasingly being improved greater from father, and mother to son and daughter from the step up additional behavioral modification resultant by such experiences. The protections there within of the First and Second Principle of Jewish Faith have on their abilities at child rearing, and their further children children child rearing resulting culturally improved abilities. Ihe emergence of The Sabra Citizen its end result, and their growing central Israeli unity of their corresponding evolution of Sabra initiated cultures [ note the plural].

The turning point in developing a distinct Israeli Civilization revolves the on – going, and at times unknownally, and thus are facilitated by The protection of The First, Second, and Third Principles of Jewish Faith. One of its dynamics coming from ones effort of defending oneself as an Israeli, against those who seek to murder, and murder ones family, then nation. This is ” Ha’Mesorah B’AreZ Yisroel. “

The coin, its heads and tails. Or a seed which was planted B’AreZ.

Belief comes from observance. Thus this component is more spiritual centered.

Action comes from protective needs. Thus this component is more secular centered.


The real single importance of The Torah is in its affect upon each family unit to raise their children. Though practices of various spiritual rituals are always emphasized in promoting general observance to and within each community, the single aspect of raising one child stands alone as The Torah final importance. Beyond the normal day of communal interactions, and ones needed emotional drive to be member of a group, the closeness and loving attentions to ones own child is the most pure expression of ones own self-dedicated righteousness. Here narcissism does not exist as the tender emotional loving folds and passing on one’s knowledge as a parent for the single value of their loves and devotions likewise mirrors the love and devotions between husband and wife. It is here and here alone is where the centrality of Jewish life exists, as all form of narcissism are not allowed by the simple applications —- in varied forms of resulting observant behaviors — of the First, Second, and Third Principles of Jewish Faith. Thus all forms of physical divinity, or upon a global scene divinities are erased from any and all resulting aspects of Jewish life. More importantly, such principles likewise protects, in an idealistic world to come, the child from all future personal discourse of anxieties about ones self and ones place in society, and that society —Jewish/Israel— within a global stage.

There are other elements which likewise have similarly evolved since the development of present day Israel’s social, commercial, and cultural institutions which follows the same course of raising up an Israeli nationhood. None the less, there is another feature which likewise assume a secondary importance to Israel’s core values involve in its various self – dependent society’s effort in child rearing.

<pWhat has been long acknowledge by every major Israeli leader who under went service in the IDF is how their experiences of being trained, and in their leadership roles likewise further developing unit cohesion, created a focus on Israel’s future needs of social, cultural, and political various needs to have even stronger national cohesion. The conscious values implied pointed only to one direction and to one direction only, and its is here where the Thirteen Principle of Jewish Faith surface in their resulting cognitive perceptions and resulting by its impact on their own personal behaviors which reflected the Seventh Principle of Jewish Faith.

The primacy of the prophecy of Moses

The primacy of which is the current behaviors which has been exhibited by the Israeli leadership whose values as being leaders emerged from their successes of command in the IDF is so based in their objective humility and the ever constant need for maintain improve personal skills as leaders. Whether one is observant or atheists the single recognized fact of the existence of Moses can never be challenged. This critical perception in their full experience in the raising of their own child, children, and additional children in extended Jewish/Israeli families exposed the positive equivalence to how the First, Second, and Third Principles of Jewish Faith emerged as protective values in maintaining unit cohesion, and its additional benefits in raising up their own personal relationship base core of values within the full dynamics and self – dependence of their own families. The singular divestment of narcissistic behaviors within the chain of command which decrease death and injuries resulting from combat.

The actual rel life experience of knowing the very essence in a time in their duties in which a weapon is being aimed at a human being, squeezing the trigger, and then seeing in the distance ahead a puff of a pink cloud. The impact of taking a life, and its resulting impact on ones emotion, sometimes resulting in behavioral trauma, and further, thereafter, personal commitment to the defense of the Israeli nation. Moreover, their results in their further IDF services, as a direct result of this one experience, are all the more real in all the subsequent further preparations in their additional training skill sets, and their command responsibilities to insure the physical and mental heath of those who they command.

In personal reviews, at conferences, and additional constant discussions with their spouses the subject of command was always immediate in the saving of Israeli lives. In essence the IDF realizes the functional realities of command responsibilities to those who followed their commands in combat, their connections to the ” Primacy of Mosses.” A primacy which was not rooted in any derivation of command linked to any form of narcissism, but, by which leadership was by example of Mosses’s humility.

In review of most combat operations key points of interests of how Israeli victories were achieved surrounded a time in which both command and commands’ units for either a brief and continued moment of time surrender themselves to something which was greater than themselves. That cohesion was likewise linked to humility, and the essence of their military training took over, and the accuracy of their aim even more sharper as a direct result; the cornerstone of Israeli combat victories. What was forbidden is the attempt to link such victories to any superiority of the ethnicity of being an Israeli, but only reflective of the core values, the singularity of ones own family child rearing focus for the future ahead by which the Seventh Principle of Jewish Faith likewise became a protective manifestation.

Ever since the advent of the Yom Kippur War, and the realization that the Israeli state could lose a war with the combined efforts of its, then, existing Arab enemies, self reflection became all the more important in the subsequent aftermath of the end Israel IDF victory which saved Israel alone. Additional skill sets were developed, but it was the Israeli political scene which came into sharp focus on how to achieve one of Israel primary central goals, Peace.

None the less, with the establishment of varied agreed peace terms, the Israeli population grew, and the Israeli Haredim were coming into full focus, Moreover, The Allon Plan IDF Defense Plan July 1967 was largely implement by applying the objectives of Israeli Heradim in both Judea, and Samaria. This was cost effective as well. Israel security needs became increasingly urgent, and the internal growth population rates likewise demonstrated by the settled Israeli Haredim. It was the settled Israel Heredim in these areas which assisted in increased birth rates as the conscious emotional reflection that something was being pioneered had an immediate impact upon each family unit that there was something greater than their community.

.It was in direct confrontation and additional awareness of the impact of Radical Islam within the Middle East in which the need to take out, and thus not to have military deferments were absolutely necessary, and to preserve the Israeli Haredim their presence in their new settlements as part of this decision. Thus the time was right, and Israel no longer issued deferments it ends.

More importantly, the IDF was/is in position along with its traditional established organization principles and all their Jewish related linkages to have a greater initial impact upon the Israel Heradim than the Israeli Haredim will have upon the IDF until a point is reached in which command responsibilities becomes more of the Israeli Heradim in their additional filling out of IDF command structures. Then both the die is set, as the Primacy of Mosses are now established more fundamentally in the future direction of the Jewish State of Israel. It is at this point in the future history in which the National Jewish Peoples [ Peoples implies a diversity of cultural and social traditions. ] Liberation of The Torah will be likewise initiated by the full extent of the Protection therewith of the Seventh Principle of Jewish Faith.

What has to be understood by those who are reading this is that when such elements of the Thirteen Principle of Jewish Faith are implied and are cited what it really means is a direct ongoing dynamic within the Jewish State of Israel initiated by primary successful living experiences. The leading word ” living ” Authority within both Israel itself, or within the context of emerging institutions have been successful only by individual self – determination. Scholarly primacy as it applies to every norm developed by observance of The Thirteen Principles of Jewish Faith is one, and at times including additional influences, hopefully Jewish’ly centered, in which the personality undergoes a certain degree of behavioral modification. The experience within unit cohesion demonstrates clearly the objectives of becoming an effective soldier in the IDF that self – centered ego structures are dangerous, and thus must be rooted out. Then slowly over the period of ones training, the theoretical concepts of their total training are maintain, until, suddenly, the actual experience of combat reveals that ones life became immediately affected by the full process of ones training in real life saving ends.

Thereafter, along with the further sadden experience of taking a life, the consciousness of each personality trait full foresees the need of such principle, not by any degree of resulting narcissism based by victory, but by surrendering oneself to something which is greater than ones EGO!. What is at stake is the life of your fellow member of the unit in which one serves, the unit in which each is interdependent on the other for ones own life, the units place within the strategic command structure, and the total dependency of the future freedoms of the Jewish State of Israel are all interdependent on each other under those who are part of the central command of the IDF. Its the total comprehension of such command structures in which the real living image of ones own personality involved in the command process which likewise foresees the dilemmas of command once faced by Moses himself. They realize that their importance is never above that of those who they command, but the importance rest upon the single total unit cohesion of the central importance of life of each of its member soldier in total equalitive terms. Unit cohesion, as the revolving door of those who enter service, and those who leave to become the IDF reserves within this process, and interdependent additional connections thereafter mounts the more successful Israel is able to defend its liberation mission of World Jewry with each additional year.

The political standard which is likewise being similarly modified comes from a direct result of those within the command structure once their tenure of commanded is coming to an end. It is the dynamics of the importance of the individual life, their ability to maintain and to safeguard the lives of those who fighting on the front lines in the defense of the Jewish State of Israel where they accurately envisioned cross over challenges within the political culture of the Jewish Centered State. Here their perceptions are also modified by the acknowledgement that the military structures in which they command is based upon the self – determination of each of its members upon their end of active service into the reserves. The expectation of each serving member projects additional responsibility as citizen [ both Jewish and Non – Jewish ] after active service.

Those who once command, their experiences, especially under the hammer of war. have varied degrees of cognition of their own sets of personal self -controls at critical time vestige by the humility of Mosses, thus connecting, at times unknown to The Seventh Principle of Jewish Faith. Therein are their own accounts of struggle to make the right command decision, and the additional elements of how one faith likewise was involved in such commands as a result. Waiting in their bunkers or center of command pacing up and down with fear of the possible loss of Israeli lives, sweat rolling down their foreheads, and at times over drinking the available coffee, waiting to hear the outcome of their ordered engagements. All of which is experienced by those who command in the IDF, as well as all other armies in the free world. Prophecy and command success is not a factor of faith, but a factor in which was carried out by those who followed the commands they were issued. The degree of command success is based on ones self – control and in a Jewish sense that self – control is likewise linked to the Primacy and Prophecy of Mosses. The linkage is humility, the out come victory, and the degree of trained self – controls, the acknowledged ousting of narcissist behaviors, and all subsequent training from entry into the IDF, to being commissioned as IDF officers all the way to command, and in the action of command singularly surrounded the protections, along with their Jewish Faith Principles, therein provide by unit cohesion. The final basis of unit cohesion is the step ladder to command, and there fore it is also the step over into the political arena as well proven by elections alone. It is such elections by which those who served in the IDF are more committed in making their votes counts, and what the office seeker must be able to submit as the single reason why they should be elected, and thus in the course of elections there exposes their military records all of which will focus on the varied combat death rates linked to their command choices.   It is here and here alone where the Seventh Principle of The Jewish Faith is enjoined in the political evolution of the Jewish State of Israel. Upon examination of varied commands during both crisis and war, it is the measure of command self – controls which denotes lower combat related deaths, often command inclusion of Jewish related faith beliefs as part of command orders. It is those who will elect them into office, often veterans of the IDF, who are spouses in families who have children, and that in the selection of who they vote for will have the extending importance of the security of their own children future and life become all the more critical in choice, or self – determination of the direction of the nation, and nothing else!


American Theatre Magazine features Season 6 | All Female Playwrights 

Szentendre, 2014. július 24. Jelenet Ági Anat Gov Happy Ending címû darabjának fotóspróbáján, a Szentendrei Teátrumban 2014. július 23-án. A színmûvet Gergye Krisztián rendezésében július 25-én mutatják be. MTI Fotó: Mohai Balázs
Szentendre, 2014. július 24.
Jelenet Ági Anat Gov Happy Ending címû darabjának fotóspróbáján, a Szentendrei Teátrumban 2014. július 23-án. A színmûvet Gergye Krisztián rendezésében július 25-én mutatják be.
MTI Fotó: Mohai Balázs

A series of readings and productions will celebrate and examine Israeli culture from the female perspective.

BOSTON: Israeli Stage has announced its 2015—16 season, entirely consisting of work by female playwrights in plays and readings about Israeli culture.

“This upcoming season, we are thrilled to introduce to our audiences the outstanding works of female playwrights, who present a new, less-known female voice of Israeli culture,” said board president Dalia Cahana-Amitay in a statement.

First will be a reading of Savyon Liebrecht’s The Strawberry Girl (Sept. 20), about how a German woman and her son’s lives change when they meet a young girl growing strawberries in Poland. Nancy E. Carroll will star.

Following will be a reading of Alma Weich’s Price Tag (Nov. 15), about the son of a senior member of the Israeli Parliament who is jailed for carrying out a terrorist attack. Will Lyman and Pat Shea will star.

Next will be a fully staged production of Anat Gov’s Oh God (April 14—30, 2016), about a psychologist whose newest client is God.

Following will be a reading of Gov’s Happy Ending (April 18, 2016), about a woman who encounters three women in an oncology office—a Holocaust survivor, a middle-aged divorcée, and a young Orthodox woman—who make her rethink her life.

Also part of the season will be a production by Hanna Azulay Hasafri as part of the “In Residence at Israeli Stage” program. The brand new play will receive a workshop and will tour colleges.

Israeli Artist Wins BP Portrait Award 2015

Israeli Artist Wins BP Portrait Award 2015 for Picture of Friend and Step-Daughter Defiant in the Face of Biblical Inspired Tragedy

Release date: 16 June 2015

On Tuesday 16 June 2015 the winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015 was announced at the National Portrait Gallery. The prestigious first prize – in the 26th year of BP’s sponsorship of the competition – was won by 35-year-old Israeli artistMatan Ben-Cnaan, for Annabelle and Guy, a striking allegorical portrait of the artist’s friend and step-daughter as if contemplating their tragic fate in the blinding sunlight of Israel’s Jezreel Valley.

The judges were impressed by the highly charged and unsettling portrait in which the artist chose to depict his sitters as though they were facing tragedy in an echo of the Biblical story of Jephthah. In this story an Israelite judge vowed on entering battle that should he win, he will sacrifice the first thing that greets him upon his home-coming, believing it to be a dog. However, on his return, it is his daughter who rushes out in welcome. Realising the tragic mistake he has made, he upholds his vow and sacrifices his child.

for details see https://israelinformationcenterithaca.wordpress.com/israeli-artist-wins-bp-portrait-award-2015/




Resurgence of acclaimed Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival at core of eight intercultural productions (Washington, D.C.) A potent new voice and wellspring of intercultural art will emerge this fall with the launch of Mosaic Theater Company of DC’s inaugural season. The theater’s eight productions — including a host of programs, readings in conjunction with the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, and limited runs at Arena Stage and Woolly Mammoth Theater, alongside a half-dozen offerings at Mosaic’s flagship Atlas Performing Arts Center home — expand on its renowned Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival to take audiences beyond the frontlines of conflict zones to make the case for hope in a fractious world.

True to its mission to produce inclusive, provocative, transformational and socially relevant works, Mosaic Theater asks: How do we respond to the most vexing dilemmas and debates of our moment? There are no easy answers to the challenges experienced by young black men in our cities, to the polarization of parties in the Middle East Conflict, or to the persistence of genocide in our time. Mosaic Theater’s inaugural 2015-16 season will contribute to broader civic conversations — in Washington and nationwide, within and across faith communities — through our artists’ vigorous, uncensored storytelling and our candid, robustly-curated panels, Peace Cafés, and other innovative discussion formats. “The plays this inaugural season bespeak an urgency,” says Founding Artistic Director Ari Roth. “They point to wounds in our society that the theater is uniquely able to address. As a social medium, theater brings people together to grapple with difficult subjects, but in so doing — in experiencing a common reckoning — we point to the possibility of reconciliation not through tragedy, but through catharsis.

For additional details see https://israelinformationcenterithaca.wordpress.com/mosaic-theater-company-of-dc-announces-inaugural-2015-2016-season/

Shalom: Origins of the Israel Information Center Ithaca

The Israel Information Center Ithaca is based upon the model ” Israel Information Center at The State University of New York at Buffalo  ” which had its beginning during the 1974 – 1975.  Then at Camp Ramah, an old hackshrah, and Bedar training camp during April, 1975. The North American Jewish Students’ Network sponsored a nation wide students strategy campus program. There the first nation wide Jewish students program was launched under the title… Israel Awareness Week of April, 1976 depending of each campus academic calendar.  244 campuses participated in both the United States and Canada. Moreover, its International parent organization, The World Union of Jewish Students helped in the facilitation of speakers and cultural publications, and saw a massive influx of volunteers participating in its Israel program Arad Project Development Town.

This was the radical 1970s and the offerings of volunteer programs cover areas of labor in the fields of Israeli agriculture all the way to assisting in Sherut La’ Am Programs which are Israeli developing communities which are in the processing the influx of ole hadashim – new immigrants to Israel.