Bubbe beat Stalin, Nazis, and NYC Cabbies

106-year-old survivor of pogroms, Nazis dies

‘Bubbe’ started several charities, gave advice to thousands in Brooklyn

Chabad.org via AP file

Maryasha Garelik, right, is pictured here with her mother Etta Esther Garelik, center, and her brother Moshe Nosson while still a teenager in Russia in the early 1900’s. Garelick, a 106-year-old Jewish grandmother who survived the pogroms of czarist Russia, Soviet anti-Semitism and Nazi terror, and became a central figure in the Lubavich community, died on Wednesday.


NEW YORK – “Bubbe” Maryasha Garelik, who lived through the entire 20th century, surviving the pogroms of czarist Russia, Soviet anti-Semitism and Nazi terror and then dispensing her wisdom to thousands of Lubavitch Jews, has died. She was 106.

She died Wednesday night in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood and was buried Thursday at the Old Montefiore Cemetery near the grave of the ultra Orth

odox sect’s revered “rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Schneerson.

“She was small in size — less than 5 feet tall — but a giant in stature,” Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky said.

For decades, the bubbe (grandmother in Yiddish) dispensed wisdom to thousands in her Brooklyn neighborhood who came seeking her guidance. Her advice came from decades of trial by fire.

According to a Lubavitch biography of Bubbe Maryasha, her father was killed in a pogrom, or organized massacre, in Czarist Russia when she was 5, and her grandparents, with whom she and her mother lived, were subsequently executed.


Carter Sold His Soul to OPEC

After accusing US (the Jewish cabal) of interference with mid-east peace, it turns out that Carter’s so-called Center has been on the bankroll of the most notorius backers of terrorism in the world. Nice!

Journalist Jacob Laksin has documented the tens of millions of dollars that the Carter Center has accepted from Saudi Arabian royalty and assorted other Middle Eastern sultans, who, in return, Carter dutifully praised as peaceful and tolerant (no matter how despotic the regime). And these are only the confirmed, public donations.

Carter has also accepted half a million dollars and an award from Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, saying in 2001: “This award has special significance for me because it is named for my personal friend, Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan.” This is the same Zayed, the long-time ruler of the United Arab Emirates, whose $2.5 million gift to the Harvard Divinity School was returned in 2004 due to Zayed’s rampant Jew-hatred. Zayed’s personal foundation, the Zayed Center, claims that it was Zionists, rather than Nazis, who “were the people who killed the Jews in Europe” during the Holocaust. It has held lectures on the blood libel and conspiracy theories about Jews and America perpetrating Sept. 11.

Another journalist, Rachel Ehrenfeld, in a thorough and devastating article on “Carter’s Arab Financiers,” meticulously catalogues Carter’s ties to Arab moneymen, from a Saudi bailout of his peanut farm in 1976, to funding for Carter’s presidential library, to continued support for all manner of Carter’s post-presidential activities. For instance, it was the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), founded in Pakistan and fronted by a Saudi billionaire, Gaith Pharaon, that helped Carter start up his beloved Carter Center. According to Ehrenfeld:

“BCCI’s origins were primarily ideological. [Agha Hasan] Abedi wanted the bank to reflect the supra-national Muslim credo and ‘the best bridge to help the world of Islam, and the best way to fight the evil influence of the Zionists.’

Its so sad and pathetic and painful.

Tell it like it is Dennis, “Jimmy, you’re a theif and you stole my maps.”

I heard Dennis Ross speak in Baltimore recently as part of the Hillel International Conference. He made it clear that Jimmy “sticky fingers” Carter (the president formerly known as Mr. Peanut) had lifted his maps without permission from his previously published book—indirectly accusing Carter and his publishers of plagiarism. He mentioned that he had communicated this to the Carter folks, and was waiting to go public with his criticism.

Well in a the most limp and lifeless way he has “fought” back. In yesterdays NY Times, he takes up the issue of the maps and Carter’s pathetic polemic (discussed in these illustrious pages). However, Ross is all about setting the previous record straight and not with the reality on the ground. Sure, its important to understand the myths that drive the conflict. But hey, the myths started LONG AGO DENNIS. He writes as if ‘ rejection of Clinton’s proposals was important historically, when in reality it was not. It was just the same’o thing as we have seen for generations.

Anyway. if you want you can read Ross here. And he ends with this brilliant piece “If history tells us anything, it is that for peace-making to work, it must proceed on the basis of fact, not fiction.” Mr. Ross, peacemaking is a state of mind, not a statement of facts. You are simply wrong.

Uri Geller: What is that in your hand?

geller magnetUri Geller, Israeli wizard or phony, is seen here on a clip trying to move a magnet. It appears that he puts something on his hand from the video. Or maybe not.  Watch him stick a magnet to his hand in the second try.

You be the judge.