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Am Yisrael Chai radio host Benyamin Solomon is a former Conservative BTR radio host. However, while agreeing with political Conservativism as a political philosophy, he rejects the wingnut approach to talking about politics. Instead, he has decided to offer analysis from a Torah perspective. His basic approach is a simple one: Am Yisrael chai [the people of Israel live]!!!!!

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Starting at Rosh Hashanah, Israel will be going through the Shmitta [Sabbatical] year. Why is that significant? Because it's one way of signifying that Israel [and the world] belongs to G-d. Just as the Jewish people get a rest day one day of the week [Shabbat], the land is to rest every seven years. The Torah gives two reasons to observe Shabbat: to acknowledge G-d as the creator and to remember their liberation form Egypt [Mitzrayim]. Shabbat ultimately sends the Jew two messages: that they acknowledge G-d as the ultimate sovereign and that they're not slaves. And with letting the land rest, it is to acknowledge that the land belongs to G-d. Just as the neshama Yehudi [Jewish soul] naturally clings to Torah, G-dliness, and mitzvot, the land of Israel is a holy land, as seen even from Jewish law [Halacha]. Even when eating, the Jew acknowledges the holiness of Israel. For instance, for olives and apples, both of which is haetz, olives take priority just by being one of the seven species of fruit that Israel is praised for. And the Shmitta acknowledges G-d as the sovereign. It goes back to what Rashi said, when he said that the reason why the Torah did not begin with the first mitzvah, but with the creation of the world, was so then Israel can say that G-d ultimately gave the land to them if the other nations accuse Israel of stealing Canaanite land. Just as Shabbat is something from G-d that's out of this world, so too, Shmitta is something from G-d out of this world. The difference is that whereas the Jew goes by days, Eretz Yisrael [the Land of Israel] goes by years. But it's still the same principle. Shmitta also teaches that just as Klal Yisrael [the community of Israel] is holy, the land is also holy as well and is not merely something to be walked on and taken for granted.
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During his 2008 election campaign, Obama promised to repair whatever "damage" to America's popularity came about from the policies of George W. Bush. For instance Obama and the liberals wanted to appease the far-leftist... more

The western anti-western far left love to say how only the West has been imperialist and falsely claim that Muslim terrorism is caused by American and the west's foreign policy. For instance, despite the violation their obligations to the... more

Gazans refuse to lease apartment buildings to Hamas. Gazans tried to get Hamas out of their residential areas out of fear of Israeli bombing [if big bad Israel kills Arabs in Gaza indicriminately, as what Pallywood propagandists say, then why is... more

After the 1967 Six Day War, in which Israel won Judea, Samaria [Judea and Samaria being the relal name of the "West Bank"], as well as the eastern half of Jerusalem from the Jordanians [who illegally occupied it from the 1948 war],... more

The left-wing Haaretz reports that one of the excuses Hamas had for firing form civilian areas was that it was "a narrow and tightly spaced urban area."When Hamas was confronted with that fact, they said that mistakes were made and... more

A continuation from last show, where I las tleft off, esplaining why with the early Islamic conquests to the British Mandate, explaining why there was no "Palestinian" entity on that land that Israel could steal. Plus a commemoration... more

In the Arab-Israeli conflict, you hear all about how great the two-state solution is from the international community. And yet everything they do to try to achieve it is bound to fail, especially when even wanting to overthrow Hamas is seen as... more

According to Fox News, a Gazan journalist, preferring not to be identified, said, "You need to understand that Palestinian blood has been shed by Hamas itself. Living under Hamas is a tragedy.? He also said, "Nobody can forgive Hamas... more

In this show, I will discuss why the moronic left is wrong in Gaza. One problem is that the left asks for too much. They want Gaza to be totally independant of Israel [which it is now]. And they want an end of the blockade. They say that they... more
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