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Jewish Pro-Life Foundation 5 July 2024 - 29 Sivan 5784

* Parshas Korach: Resistance is Futile

* Monthly Mishpacha this Sunday 7 pm ET

* Israel Pro-Life Education Project Update:

* Week 7 Pro-Life Partners Video: Little Pills That Kill

* What is Abortion and Why Allowances Don't Help

* Rachel Holt - I Was Gonna Be (Official Lyric Video)

* More Letters to the Editor

* We're Not Human in Their Eyes - Elie Wiesel's Yarhzeit

* Jewish Pro-Aborts Embarrass and Lose in KY

* 3 Great Items From the Discovery Institute - Intelligent Design Independence Day short video, Frightening Abuses of Science podcast and A Unique Look at the Zygote article

✡︎ Shalom and Good Shabbos, Friends ✡︎

Rebellion continues in our Torah portion this week, Korach Bamidbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32. Korach leads the uprising this time. He suffers from an entitlement mentality, resenting deeply his station in life as a Kehatite Levite. He wants to be a high priest, the highest position in the spiritual hierarchy determined by the Almighty.

Levites occupy a place of respect in this hierarchy. In Egypt, they were exempt from hard physical labor, serving as spiritual leaders. Here they are emancipated from living the life of most Israelites engaged in strenuous manual labor needed to support the physical needs of the people. Levites occupy the next tier up, blessed with the tasks associated with keeping the Tabernacle functioning and secure, and again providing spiritual support to their friends and neighbors. The Levite tribe of Kehatites, of which Korach is a leader, are responsible for caring for the Ark of the Covenant, the table, lamp stand, altars, articles of the sanctuary and the curtain behind which the priests perform the sacred rituals.

The highest ranking in the special social structure of this new spiritual community is the priesthood, a special Levite position filled by Aaron and his descendants, entrusted with the primary role of serving God in the Sanctuary. They wear special clothes, offer the various sacrifices, burn incense twice daily, teach Torah, confer blessings, etc.

Levites don't own land or work a trade. They are dependent on gifts donated by the people for their existence. For example, every farmer gives a tenth of his produce to the local Levite family. The priests also receive food, and beyond that many other valuable donations.

Korah rebels against God himself when he accuses Moses and Aaron of using their leadership roles to subjugate everyone else. The accusation lacks evidentiary proof, but it carries weight. His ambition to displace Aaron as high priest and to socialize the masses according to his own idea of equity and fairness appeal to his family and many establishment leaders of the community like tribal princes and judges who see great benefit to themselves should Korach succeed. Those who see this as an opportunity for legal opinions that lessen what they consider burdensome religious obligations join the resistance. They anticipate allowances and nuances of all sorts that will legalize a return to pagan practices.

The rebellion ends when Korach and his family disappear into an abyss and a fire consumes his followers. Plague kills 14,700 others, ceasing only after Aaron offers up a desperate offering of incense to God, pleading for mercy.

The portion closes with a warning to the Levites to never again allow anyone seeking false authority to get near the levers of religious power.

I feel a sense of Déjà vu. Our current Jewish culture suffers from similar rebellion against God in the form of rabbis claiming false legal authority who advance specious arguments in favor of practices abhorrent to God and in direct opposition to Torah law. Misplaced spiritual ambition and professional aspiration compel a majority of our establishment leaders away from holy pursuits and disseminating aberrant justifications for attitudes and actions that place Jews at risk but that benefit themselves. They convince many others to go down this road.

In our portion, the Almighty acts within a few days. Spiritual time differs from real time, prompting the question, how long do we have before we feel the heat. It seems to many that recent events indicate major consequences are now in play.

Our Haftarah, I Shmuel (I Samuel) 11:14-12:22, features the prophet Samuel, a descendent of one of Korach's sons who did not perish in the abyss. His spiritual leadership role is well accepted; however, the people, including his own children, demand a political figure, a king, be appointed over him to guarantee victory in war. Samuel knows that appointing a king will erode the faith in God that has proven to be their best weapon in war. He agrees to their demands, however, and appoints Saul as the first king.

Samuel's fears were well founded. Idolatry in the form of giving power to heads of state hasn't worked out well in the long run anywhere. Israel, now a politically secular state run by secular ministries, has just abandoned even a titular religious presence as the two chief rabbis leave without succession. This is especially disturbing for us because they did speak for the unborn innocents in Israel in the past.

For the first time in a century, the Holy Land has no chief rabbi

Israel – Chief Rabbis: Abortions Delay the Arrival of the Messiah

Comforting reassurances from Samuel remind us that God will always welcome his children when we return. Even now.

20 And Samuel said to the people, "Fear not. You have done all this evil, but do not turn aside from following the Lord, and you shall serve the Lord with all your heart.

21 And you shall not turn aside, for then (you would go) after vain things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are vain.

22 For the Lord will not forsake His people for His great name's sake; for the Lord has sworn to make you a people for Himself.

23 I also, far be it from me to sin to the Lord in ceasing to pray for you, but I shall instruct you in the good and proper way.

24 Only fear the Lord and you shall serve Him in truth with all your heart, for see the great things which He has dealt with you.

25 But, if you will do wrong, both you and your king will be destroyed.

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May there be abundant peace from Heaven, and good life upon us and upon all Israel. Amen.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Mishpacha

Sunday July 7, 2024 7:00 pm ET

Meeting ID: 875 3984 2796

I'm sent out a reminder today.

Christian United For Israel Summit(CUFI)

July 28-30, 2024

This is our first visit to a CUFI event and my schedule allows only part of it, Let's pray I am well received and am able to network with these good Christian Zionists.

PA March for Life September 23, 2024. Website

We are tabling at this event from 10 am ET to 12:30 pm ET as a way to mitigate damage done by pro-abortion Jewish politicians in PA

NJ March for Life September 26, 2024. Flyer

We are tabling at this event from 10 am ET to 12:30 pm ET as a way to mitigate damage done by pro-abortion Jewish politicians in NJ.

As Israel abandons her religious responsibility to speak up for unborn innocents, we are assuming the humble obligation and asking others to partner with us. This week we reached out to Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik, senior rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in NYC, and Rabbi Pesach Woliki of Israel365Action in Israel.

If you use a Chrome browser, you can enable an English translation of the website.

In the meantime, our digital campaigns are running. We are receiving outreach calls and emails from visitors to the site who learn about it from the ads. Here is the link to the ongoing data.

The Pro-LIfe Partnership has released an 11 week series of short impactful research based videos to standardize pro-life messaging across the country.

Here is the 7th in the series.

Little Pills That Kill

All the videos can be viewed and downloaded at

I felt guided to write this blog post this past week.

What is Abortion and Why Allowances Don't Help

A friend sent us this lovely pro-life video.

Rachel Holt - I Was Gonna Be (Official Lyric Video)

Rachel Holt’s Pro-Life Song “I Was Gonna Be” Tops the Country Charts

Our JPLF friend in NY state works diligently to share a Jewish pro-life message through letters to editors of major newspapers. Above and below are two recent ones. Great work!

Dr. Elana Heideman PH D is the executive director of Israel Forever Foundation. I received recently a call from a friend of a contributing writer for Israel Forever who offered to help us get the word out about our Israel Pro-Life Education Project. While exploring the Foundation, I learned of their podcast in honor of Elie Wiesel's 8th Yarhzeit. The language used in this presentation to describe the horrific treatment of holocaust victims fits exactly the description of the horrific treatment of abortion victims. This is really thought provoking for anyone who cares about human rights abuses past and present.

We're Not Human in Their Eyes - Elie Wiesel's 8th Yarhzeit

Kentucky judge throws out Jewish mothers' lawsuit challenging the state's abortion ban

The Discovery Institute had three terrific items to offer this week. The first is a short Independence Day video.

We Hold These Truths: Exploring Intelligent Design through the Memorials of Washington DC

The second is a podcast you will want to make time to watch.

Frightening Abuses of Science: A Conversation with Wesley J. Smith

This article is a bit challenging but fascinating!

Let’s Think About a Zygote Like an Engineer

Let's get current. It is no longer necessary to torture and destroy a baby in the womb to save the mother's life.

The Pro-Life Reply to: "Is Abortion Ever Medically Necessary?"


Rabbi Menashe Bovit is the rabbi at Bellerose Jewish Center in Queens NY, an online/brick and mortar synagogue composed of spiritual seekers who worship in an Ashkenazi 'Conservadox' style. Rabbi Bovit teaches with humor combined with love of Chassidism and Torah. He conducts online Shabbat services and Torah classes.

Contact Rabbi Bovit at

Rabbi Shlomo Nachman is the rabbi of Beit Emunah (, a Sephardic-based online community of Jews, Noahides, and other seekers. He offers a wide range of online Jewish studies as well as Shabbat and holiday services. Rabbi Nachman is known for his patience, sensitivity, scholarship in world religions, and his dedication to traditional Jewish and biblical teachings. Rabbi Nachman is available to speak at your event!

You can access Rabbi Nachman's online services and classes at and

Contact Rabbi Nachman at


Rabbi Yakov Dovid Cohen is the founder and director of Institute of Noahide Code. Rabbi Cohen received his Bachelor's Degree at the Rabbinical College of America in 1982 and was ordained in 1985 at the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva New York, and a degree from Monash University Australia 1992. Renowned Talmudic scholar and Dayan, a writer on various Jewish subjects, most recently worked on a compilation of the Rebbe's works for Noahide practice and a book titled Divine Image. Contact Rabbi Cohen at

Judaism: The Original Pro-Life Religion Power Point

114 slides from Tanakh, Talmud, science, and medicine.

View and Download from our website library here.

Jewish Pro-Life Replies to Jewish Pro-Abortion Claims

Our quick reference guide to help you provide Torah based talking points. View and Download in our website library here.

Our SPEAKERS LIST is your go to source for booking a Jewish pro-life speaker/educator for your synagogue, legislative working group, or adult/teen learning program.

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