Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Woman Laughs And Mocks Man Putting On Tefillin By Chabad At Ben Gurion Airport

YWN reports:
The self-hating Jewish woman is seen loudly mocking and insulting the two men. She demanded that they “move because you are bothering me….and “why are you doing this here, there are people here, this is a public place.”
Then this came out:

Report: De Beers to Sell Diamonds Made in a Lab

Bloomberg reports:
 ...De Beers says that its move isn’t to disrupt existing lab-diamond producers, but create a small, profitable business in its own right.
Of course they are lying.
A 1-carat man-made diamond sells for about $4,000 and a similar natural diamond fetches roughly $8,000. The lab diamonds from De Beers will sell for about $800 a carat.
 If they wanted a small profitable business they would sell them for $,3500 a carat. Still much cheaper than what competitors are getting but with maximizing the profit. At $800 they are simply trying to protect their crown jewels and "put daylight" between all lab grown gems and natural diamonds. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


After a brief... okay, maybe not so brief hiatus Point of Pinchas is back. I hope to be blogging a lot more often starting today. Let's see where this takes us...

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Rocking Mamilla

Just another street performer!

(The sign next to him says donations help feed poor families.)

Friday, August 19, 2011

At Last Light Rail Arrives In Jerusalem!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Tisha B'Av at the Kotel

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Bike Finally Makes Aliyah

Yesterday a Nefesh B'Nefesh charter flight of 254 Olim landed in Israel. But aside from all the passengers that made Aliyah the plane held my dear bike which I left behind almost six years ago to the day when I made Aliyah. I’ve been mentioning it to everyone I see all week. But actually aside from the humorous part there is something very important about such an occasion.

First some history. My father bought me this bike as a teenager and I spent many wonderful summers getting it covered in mud from the Catskills. I did ride it occasionally in the City as well but as I got older my bike found its way to my parent’s garage where it mostly collected dust. When it was time for me to make Aliyah that was one of the items I had all but given hope on ever making it to Israel. (Another was my large bar mitzvah shas set, which B”H did also end up making Aliyah a few years ago.)

Bringing my bike Home really represents moving the last possession I still owned in America. And today, on the six year anniversary of my Aliyah, as trivial as it may seem, seeing it parked in my machson really gives me a warm feeling of tying all the loose ends that were left open.

There’s a famous medrish that explains when Yaakov Avenu was returning to Eretz Yisrael he left some small jugs on the other side of the Jabbok river and returned to retrieve them. (It was here that he fought and defeated an Angel and was renamed Yisrael, Israel.) I wonder if Yaakov too felt his Aliyah to Eretz Yisrael wouldn’t be complete till everything he owned, even small jugs, were finally with him in the Holyland.

Cross posted on Kumah.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Chag Shavuos Samayach!