Post 94: Leading US Rabbi, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Joins Chorus of Concern Over Obama Administration’s Attacks on Israel :Meuchedet Maslima Alernative Medicine Benefits: Meuchedet Malka Mall 02-568-4000

Leading US Rabbi Joins Chorus of Concern Over Obama Administration’s Attacks on Israel

MARCH 27, 2015 5:20 PM

One of America’s most prominent rabbis, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, has voiced concern over the Obama Administration’s latest assault on Israel, following the reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu last week.

In an email to congregants on Wednesday, Lookstein, the spiritual leader of New York City’s famed Kehilath Jeshurun synagogue and principal of the prestigious Ramaz school, said that while “I try to steer clear of politics in my sermons and in messages to the community. There are times, however, when an exception should be made.”

“One of those times is now,” the rabbi continued, “when reports are coming from the administration in Washington of a need for reassessing the Israel/United States relationship.” Lookstein, who was ranked by Newsweek in 2008 as the most influential Orthodox pulpit rabbi in the United States, followed with a full-throated endorsement of an article by syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, who argues that “there is zero chance” that the right climate for the establishment of a Palestinian state will come “now or even soon.”

Krauthammer concludes, “In the interim, I understand the crushing disappointment of the Obama administration and its media poodles at the spectacular success of the foreign leader they loathe more than any other on the planet. The consequent seething and sputtering are understandable, if unseemly. Blaming Netanyahu for banishing peace, however, is mindless.”

Lookstein said Krauthammer’s article “presents with utmost clarity an assessment of the reassessment. It deserves the attention of all of us.”

The commentary, first published by The Washington Post, follows a week of harsh criticisms, veiled threats and alleged media leaks by Obama Administration officials directed towards Israel and its newly reelected Prime Minister Netanyahu. The attacks were largely focused on comments Netanyahu made while on the campaign trail about the establishment of a Palestinian state, and Israeli Arabs.

The escalation of rhetoric led to pushback from a number of leading Jewish figures as well as pro-Israel activists and congressional leaders, including some that have traditionally been aligned with the administration.

Writing for The Algemeiner on Thursday, Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, who has been critical of Netanyahu in recent weeks, said he is “even more troubled” by the “statements now coming out of the White House calling for a reassessment of policy toward Israel.”

Foxman wrote, “Let me be clear: I wish Mr. Netanyahu would do more to solidify relations with Israel’s ally in America and to stand up to those in Israel who seek to make impossible a Palestinian state. None of this, however, justifies what we are hearing from the Obama Administration. Their reactions raise deeper questions about their intentions and perspectives.”

Earlier in the week, the dovish American Jewish Committee head, David Harris, said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post that “The fact that the outcome of a Democratic election in Israel seems to be of great concern” to the Obama Administration “is cause for deep anxiety and puzzlement.”

“Whatever the failings of the prime minister, the way this is unfolding runs completely contrary to the spirit of US-Israel relations,” Harris said. “The US appears to have a reasoned interest in prolonging the crisis.”

I described in an earlier post Meuchedet’s excellent Occupational Therapy Unit at Givat Shaul. There is an equally extensive Alternative Therapy Unit in Malka Mall, where therapists work more or less in a free lance framework, in an expanded space: Each modality professes many positive effects. Therefore, before one becomes a patient, a meeting is set up with an Alternative Medicine, M.D. and based on this evaluation, a modality is recommended. A description of the offerings follow:


Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice that developed thousands of years ago, which involves gently inserting needles into acupuncture points.

This influences the functioning of organs and bodily systems and the flow of energy. Acupuncture is effective for a variety of medical conditions such as chronic diseases, pain relief, and alleviating symptoms.


Biofeedback is a pleasant treatment method that makes use of electronic equipment in order to learn about and objectively measure changes and processes taking place in the body of the patient. In this way, the patient learns how to develop the ability to monitor and control processes, and improve his/her quality of life. Biofeedback helps deal with a variety of conditions such as pain, difficulty concentrating, bowel control, and teeth grinding.


The Feldenkrais Method is based deepening a person’s self-understanding of his/her body and developing movement capabilities. Feldenkrais helps people with rehabilitation after injuries and surgeries, pain relief improvement of coordination and motion, and more.


A natural healing method that helps the body return to healthy functioning, so that the body can defend itself against diseases and infections. Homeopathy is effective for a variety of conditions, such as: children’s diseases, respiratory diseases, allergies, and behavioral problems.


Through hypnosis, the hypnotist uses various techniques to help the patient achieve a state of relaxation and concentration, and thus bring about changes in behavior. During hypnosis, the person focuses on experiences of him/herself, and enters a different level of consciousness. Hypnosis helps treat chronic pain, diseases that harm the body’s immune system, anxiety and stress, and more.

Medical massage

The goal of medical massage is to return the body to proper functioning, help release contracted muscles, improve range of motion in joints, and improve general feeling

Medical massage is suitable for treating back pain and other kinds of pain originating in the bones, muscles, and joints, reducing mental stress, inflammations, and more.


Naturopathy is a natural, holistic healing philosophy that encourages the patient to heal him/herself through natural healing methods and a healthy lifestyle. Naturopathy helps deal with a range of medical conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems


A method of diagnosis and treatment using manual therapy, which focuses on the bones and skeletal system, and restoring balance and repairing disorders related to bone and joint positioning. Osteopathy is effective for spinal problems, radiating pain, functional problems of internal organs, and more.


Qigong is a movement discipline originating in China, which is well known for its ability to prolong life expectancy. The series of exercises include proper breathing, movement, and meditation to create balance and strengthen the body’s intrinsic life energy (qi). Qigong helps strengthen the immune system, provide, support and rehabilitation for chronic diseases help with limited motion, and the like.R


Reflexology is an ancient treatment anddiagnosis approach that believes that by massaging and applying pressure to reflex points on the feet, it is possible to open energy blockages and affect the functioning of bodily organs and systems. Reflexology is suitable for dealing with a variety of physiological and mental conditions, such as pain relief, digestive and respiratory problems, and reducing stress.


Shiatsu is a treatment method originating in Japan that uses manual therapy. It is based on the practitioner placing pressure on various areas of the patient’s body. Shiatsu is relaxing, pleasant, and helps with a variety of orthopedic, internal, neurological, digestive and gynecological problems, among others.

The Alexander technique

The Alexander technique teaches patients how to use their bodies more effectively in everyday activities, and to be responsible for improving their quality of life. The technique helps prevent effects related to aging, and helps with the rehabilitation of pain sufferers, people with breathing difficulties, and more.

The Paula technique

The Paula technique was developed in Israel and is based on exercising the ring muscles in order to bring about self-awareness and improve the self-healing abilities that exist inside each person.The Paula technique helps control the sphincter, treat and deal with constipation and menstrual cramps, strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor and stomach, and more

Treatment for bedwetting

Bedwetting is involuntary urination that takes place during sleep, and is very common during childhood. The treatment process includes a diagnosis of the problem and creating a treatment and training plan with the help of a bedwetting alarm, which the patient carries out at home. The plan also addresses emotional factors such as increasing motivation providing positive feedback, bladder training and conditioning therapy

Tui Na

Tui Na is form of manual therapy that is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine and combines strength and tenderness, fast and slow. Its goal is to spread out the body’s defenses and increase the proper functioning of weak organs. Tui Na therapy has a broad effect on orthopedic and neurological problems, the functioning of internal organs emotional problems, and more.

להיות בריא ולהישאר בריא

To be Healthy and Stay Healthy

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