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    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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  • Harav Yisrael Friedman zy”a, the Rebbe of Husyatin

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    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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    In honour of Chanukah, we will discuss a fascinating, ongoing investigation attempting to establish the place of burial of Mattisyahu Kohen Gadol and his family.

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Israelis Unwanted in India

A book is published in India that describes the misconduct of Israeli tourists, "because they grow crazy from military service."

Reuven Stein 13/12/2009 19:30
A time honored custom among our brothers serving in the IDF is to go for a relaxing vacation at the end of the service. The "relaxation break" is actually months of release and indulgence without restraint. A new book recently released by a Catholic priest in Goa deals with what he called "Coping with Israeli Tourists.”
  
The media in India publicized the book Sunday morning; it was published by Catholic priests in Goa, considered a desirable tourist area among Israelis. The book claims to describe the behavior of Israeli tourists and the "ways to deal with them."
 
“The night here never ends. They (Israelis) just party with trance music," the book claims, and even accuses, “they’re pleasure seekers and crafty traders.”
  
The book is entitled, “Claiming the right to say no: a study of Israeli tourist behavior and patterns in Goa,” and is 96 pages authored by eleven seminarians or priests-in-training working under the tutelage of Goa archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao. They describe how the priests studied Israelis tourists in undercover operations and said: "We had to follow them as the cat follows the rat."
 
The authors explain Israelis' behavior by citing their military service which, in their opinion, drives them crazy. "Can you imagine young boys killing people. They (Israelis) go mad while in the services. The government sends these people to relaxation hubs. One of them is Goa. They (Israelis) are a nuisance to everybody. Their dominating nature and other monkey business drives away other tourists. So why do we need them?" asks the book.

The information that came to Ynet has been making waves. A Norwegian journalist working for years in India said he was astounded to read the news in the local newspapers. "This is the first time I saw the rhetoric that the Nazis used in an Indian publication. I met Israeli tourists in Goa and have worked closely with them. An Israeli tourist told me she doesn't feel safe there and that there is a sense of growing anti-Semitism, so much so that many visitors are afraid to reveal their Israeli identity," he said.