Monday, 5 January 2015

Jews in Tunisia

           Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic, is a country in North Africa, bordered to the north and east Mediterranean on the south-eastern Libya (459 km) to the west by Algeria (965 km). The capital city of Tunisia is Tunis. The area of ​​the Republic of Tunisia is 162.155 km. Stretch-Saharan is 30% of the Tunisian territory while covering the rest of the area fertile soil adjacent to the sea where coasts along the 1300 kilometers. Even if here is Religion of Islam and the Arabic language, Tunisia is witnessing co-existence between all religions, where we note the presence of the largest synagogue in the capital signed by the design engineer Victor Valenza; on the land is located on Paris Street (now Liberty Street) and has been built in more than five years, between June 1933 and December 1938. Became the synagogue's main temple for the Jews of Tunisia in the capital rather than for a synagogue rolling, which was located in the neighborhood of Hafsid (In the early 1200s AD, the Almohad empire fell apart into Marinid,Christian, and Hafsid kingdoms.The middle of North Africa (modern Tunisia, western Libya, and eastern Algeria) broke away from the Almohad dynasty in 1229 AD under the leadership of Abu Zakariya. People called his descendants the Hafsids.)Tunisia has had a Jewish minority since Roman times. In 1948, the Jewish population was an estimated 105,000, but by 1967 most Tunisian Jews had left the country for France and Israel, and the population shrunk to 20,000. As of 2004, an estimated 1,500 still remain, particularly on the island of Djerba, which is noted for comprises the country's largest indigenous religious minority. In the party lists of Tunisia for the elections of the National Constituent Assembly on October 23, 2011, was nominated some of the Jews themselves, including craft and artist known friendly Kskas President of the Union's list popular Republican in the Department of Tunisia, Gilles Jacob Lellouche in second place in the same list.

Jewish folklore in the region
Tunisian Jews have a wealth of customs and traditions developed over the long period of time they have lived in the country – some that have been lost or never practised by other Jewish communities around the world. In May, Tunisian Jews will make their annual pilgrimage to El Ghriba synagogue on Djerba, commemorating the death of Shimon Bar Yohai, a second-century kabbalistic rabbi who authored a famous religious text known as The Zohar. The current Tunisian government, elected last October, has made promotion of the event a critical priority for reviving tourism in the southern part of the country. At the recent International Congress of World Tourism, the Ennahda party leader and prime minister, Hamadi Jebali, declared: "Tunisia is an open and tolerant society, we will be proud to have Jewish pilgrims visit El Ghriba as they have in the past."
People of Tunisia coexist respectfully with Jews and Muslims without any slightest problem in handling the material and moral ...... Do you ..... Muslims live safely in all parts of the world? Do Muslims live in safe, even in their own countries? Why Burma is going on in the physical liquidation of the Muslims?

By B.A.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

never free

no reason

Just because…

               Sometimes we do things that seem to have no logical reason. We do them as like something push us, something powerful then our mind. We do it with our Soul. Everything we do from our soul can apear ilogical, even stupid in other people eyes…and in our eyes too, when we look back with objectivity. But the rules of soul are different then the rules from “real” world. Because nothing is powerful then love, the soul obey to this One and Only rule. There is no “if”, no “why”, no “maybe”. Things made by the power of love are gifts of soul. Without reason, without logic, without regrets.

Do it!


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Let's think of GOOD

Our world is full of sorrow and poverty and unhappiness because we forgot to think and be gratefull for all good and nice and wonderful things God gave us: family, health, love, inteligence, beauty, children, nature and many, many more....
how many times/day are we thinking of good around us? how many times/day are we say


Sunday, 28 July 2013

The Spiritual and Health Benefits of Ramadan Fasting

          At the sunset of  Ramadan, Muslims all over the world start fasting from dawn to dusk daily for 30 days and avoid food, water, sex and vulgar talk during that period.
Thus we indulge in food all of the time, snacking and nibbling the whole day, heading to obesity. We drink too much coffee, or tea, or carbonated drinks. Some sexaholics can not stay away from sex unless they do it at least once or more a day. When we argue, we leave our decency aside and resort to vulgar talk and even physical fighting.
Now when one is fasting, he or she cannot do all of that and when he is provoked to fight, he says " I am fasting that I cannot respond to your provocation".
Medical benefits are of a secondary nature of fasting. Fasting has been used by patients for weight management, to rest the digestive tract and for lowering lipids. There are many adverse effects of total fasting as well as of crash diets. Islamic fasting is different from such diet plans because in Ramadan fasting, there is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake. In addition, the fasting in Ramadan is voluntarily taken and is not a prescribed imposition from the physician.
Ramadan is a month of  self training, with the hope that this training will last beyond the end of Ramadan, having long lasting effects. Moreover, the type of food taken during Ramadan does not have any selective criteria of crash diets. Everything that is permissible is taken in moderate quantities. The difference between Ramadan and total fasting is the timing of the food; during Ramadan, we basically miss lunch and take an early breakfast and do not eat until dusk. Abstinence from water for 8 to 10 hours is not necessarily bad for health and in fact, it causes concentration of all fluids within the body, producing slight dehydration. The body has its own water conservation mechanism.
The physiological effect of fasting includes lowering of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure. In fact, Ramadan fasting would be an ideal recommendation for the treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity, and essential hypertension. But patients who are suffering from sever diseases, whether type I diabetes or coronary artery disease, kidney stones, etc., are exempt from fasting and should not be allowed to fast.
There are psychological effects of fasting as well. There is a peace and tranquility for those who fast during the month of Ramadan. Personal hostility is at a minimum, and the crime rate decreases.
There is a beneficial effect of extra prayer at night. One of the odd nights in the last 10 days of Ramadan is called the night of power when angels descend down, and take the prayer of worship to God for acceptance.
Fasting is a special act of worship which is only between humans and God since no one else knows for sure if this person is actually fasting.

Reproduced from the Submitters Perspective

By B.A.

Democratic Third World 

           Democracy ..... equality ... freedom ...... human rights ....... Justice peoples struggled over time to achieve all this and the price dearly sacrificed hundreds or even thousands to get to it became most people today, especially Western countries such as America, France, Germany, Britain ..... and have seen growth in all areas of health education and industry, which led to the enjoyment of the individual annual income can a decent life ....... also managed From the establishment of international organizations for the protection of human rights and child protection and defense of freedoms ...... so it's also protected animal. strange and baffling, ignorance and silence on the physical liquidation that led to hundreds or even rolls thousands of Almslemen in Burma, also known as Myanmar and officially Gmehuthnan Rayya Myanmar L M Alaalaalburmeh. use the ugliest forms of abuse and التعديب addition to the displacement of thousands also denounced some organizations and ignored most of the media what happened Baha and contended others not to allow them to help prevent them by the Burmese government who can accept this? where military intervention may be permissible Rescue sometimes one or two, as did France Rescue Journalists Fayalnniger and Somalia ...... and more bizarre intervention in Libya and arming citizens at random, which led to the entry of the country into a spiral of violence and chaos and resulted in excessive use the murder weapon to the growing daily and without cause ...... as the whole world knows what they witnessed in Libya architectural renaissance did not know unparalleled in my father's now the world is experiencing financial crises cascade Unlike Libya, which invests in all areas and despite the large area understand re Terman and create all the roads in addition to linking Aash Tripoli, Benghazi by rail more than 1000 km and Metro light and skyscrapers and international hotels ............... Is it logical to get rid of the corrupt system destruction all this?? logic corrupt system does all this achievements by?? Either of the Atzlih citizens is my father contributed in Anchar terrorism and terrorist groups? Said not a shame that نخطا but that we continue in the wrong .. no one expresses what happened in Afghanistan Tho Iraq still suffers from the remnants of war in order to prevent Anchar nuclear weapon my father did not not exist mainly repeats knead in Libya and repeated in Syria unfortunately random arming and hundreds die every day until this topic OT ...... treaty are Aldemaqrath and human rights .... Freedom of the press and media, unfortunately, became some journalists Lisbon religions and mocked the Messengers this topic is freedom?

By B.A.


 Faith instead hate       


    Palestinian Teritory. This is a hot subject. And controversed, too. There seems to be a never-ending war. 

Who is right, who is wrong, does it still matter ? Children die, men die, women die. Women are humiliated, men are  beaten and killed, children are starving, scared, alone. So, what can be right in this situation? 

But there is another kind of life yet. There are families who work, raise children who go to school every day and try to live a good life. This is a power which comes from their inside. They live normaly, even if all around are in fire. They believe in good and in God. 

I talked with a young 16 years old girl. She has brothers and sisters, “ a big and amazing family” as she said. She learns for school every day and she wants to become a doctor.

She is very wise for her age, polite and funny, too. 

There is so much life among death around! Teenagers must be happy and hopefull. And, amazing, palestinian teenagers are this way.

 I didnt feel no trace of hate in her words. No hate, only faith in Gods help.

And, yes, she knows about Raed Arafat, the palestinian  who create in Romania the best emergency health service, S.M.U.R.D. 

The primordial rule, in all religions, is “Love each other”. But we do the opposite. Why?



From the “virtual world”  

         I have a young friend from Palestina who likes to talk with different people and find their life stories. She writes all these into a notebook. Till now, she told me that she has almost five notebooks ! What a wonderful book will get born from them ! She doesn’t use the real names, but the srories are exactly as she found out. She is an amazing girl, living among bombs but writing everyday the people’ life stories, from all around the world ! And, I wonder, if this virtual world wouldn’t exist, how many wonderful stories would be lost ! How many lovers, how many friendships for life were and will be started on the miraculous and virtual world. Anyway, why “virtual” ?! No, it is much real then the world could ever be ! How many of us have neighbours who never spoke with, even if they live on the same street for years ?! We all have, sure. Why ? Because we have no power to choose our neighbours. And we are incompatible for comunications with them. But on the virtual world, we have this power. We can choose our “neighbours” and transform them in friends and even family. So, which “world” it is really  “real” ?!
And, if virtual world wouldn’t be, my palestinian little friend would be lost among bombs without know her, without find out how wonderful person she is ! Would be a lost for my human evolution, for sure.


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Ramadan in non-Islamic countries

There are many Muslims in the world who live into non-Islamic countries... How hard is for them to keep Ramadan? 

Thursday, 11 July 2013

About the holy month of RAMADAN

Special prayers- Taraweeh

When the month of Ramadan begins, Muslims enter into a period of discipline and worship:  fasting during the day, and praying throughout the day and night.  During Ramadan, special evening prayers are conducted during which long portions of the Qur'an are recited.  These special prayers are known as taraweeh.

The word taraweeh comes from an Arabic word which means to rest and relax.  The prayer can be very long (well over an hour), during which one stands upright to read from the Qur'an and performs many cycles of movement (standing, bowing, prostrating, sitting).  After each four cycles, one sits for a brief period of rest before continuing -- this is where the name taraweeh("rest prayer") comes from.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Romania- the "heart-shaped" country

We are special, do you remember ?!

 Romania, the country of misteries, of mixtures, of beautiful mountains, with ancient and amazing castles and the Carpathian forests. 

The kings and princes like our country, they visit it and even by land here.

But, I was wondering, what have we missed on the way to nowadays capitalism ?! Why we have financial issues into a rich country as Romania?! We got out from comunism by a revolution…just killing the comunist president was not Romanians choice, by the way. Since then, we changed goverments after goverments, political leaders come and go…but not with empty hands ! Anyway, something is missing here in all this “Matrix”… Looking closer at what we were, what we had and what we beginning to become we can realize that we are losing the most important wealth: self respect, dignity, good sense and intelligence. We have such a brilliant culture, geniuses in science, medicine, engineering… Do you remember them?! 

There was a question on TV today: appointed a personality of Romanian culture with first name “Nicolae”…the competitors didn’t know !!!! It is scaring… We are a smart people…what it is happening?! We are living into a heart-shaped  country, placed at “the Gate of Orient”. We are special in many ways. 


The capitalism can become a plague for people who get blind by its false shine. To be stupid and rich it is not a good choice…Look at News- who is in jail now ?! So,we must remember who we really are! There are children who are growing without any life-value! This is very serious- in THEIR hands is OUR future!


Saturday, 8 June 2013

Have you ever tried the taste of poverty?

            The taste of poverty is an injustice which puts the human in humiliating and shortage, it is a barrier in front of many people's hopes and a well-known word.
When I was younger, I thought  that, when I asked my father to buy me an expensive toy and he answered he couldn't that means we are poor people; or when I saw my friends wearing  cloths  better than mine, I was thinking the same. But now, I realized what poverty means.
Let me tell you the story that started 4 years ago, when I decided to visit my new 16 years old friend, at her house, in Hebron. The house was small, old building from outside. She opened the door, after I had knocked. I remember that I have never seen her so confused as she felt that day.  She didn't want me to come in, but her mother invited me. My friend become angry and she start talking with her mother by hand signs. At that moment, I realized that her mother is deaf. The house was very small: one room, the bathroom and the kitchen. I had to bend a little because the ceiling was very down.  Their cloths were torn and too short for their body. She felt shy when she didn't know where to sit down… So, we sat down on the dusty floor.

Recently, we met again. I was surprised that she left school for two years already, because the poverty. But, the lack of money, bar the way for all her four brothers to continue their studies.  And, then, I asked myself: what would be if everyone start thinking of others and take a step to change a person life?  Sure this world will become better.
from Palestine,  M.S.A

Friday, 7 June 2013

World’s wound

                   We are living into a never-ending war world… And if we watch this issue closer we can see clearly that all fights are for economic benefits. Of course, the mask of these interests are many: religious beliefs, land defending, army help…and the list can goes on. But, no. Nowadays, war and fights are for one and only reason: power for obtain money, lands, gold, diamonds, oil and to control the life on this planet. Right? Sure. Why? Funny questions with a very large and profound answer. But, for how long can we keep our eyes closed and our ears deaf ? Children die in hunger and thirsty, women are humiliated and killed without any right, men are killed in fights, or are crushed without dignity.
 And all these are happening right now, in many countries, all over the world.
I am sure you know the story of that photo-reporter who committed suicide after he made many photos in Somalia. Many of these photos can be seen on internet. Every one of these cruel images was payed with millions of dollars. Outrageous, isn’t it? Starving children images value a fortune! But their lives value nothing.

Many of us are wondering if there is a God and why He lets all these happen !  We can try an answer, but, of course, it would not be the real and the right one. It is much above us. But we can do what it is in our power. We can stop being blind and deaf and start see the world’s bleeding wound for healing it. Because we can.


Wednesday, 5 June 2013


I want this article to be the first one on this blog. The reason is that Burma is an African country not known too much but people suffer an internal terror there. Please read and make comments, if you want.


Burma has imposed a state of emergency in the central town of Meikhtila

              Reports from Meikhtila, a town 90 miles south of Mandalay, described scenes of devastation, with charred bodies lying in the streets and mosques and Muslim-owned businesses burned to the ground. Gangs of Buddhists, including monks, are reported to be roaming the city attacking Muslims, hundreds of whom have taken refuge in a local football stadium. 

        Around five per cent of Burma's 60 million people are Muslims. Tensions between the majority Buddhists and Muslims were suppressed under the military regime that ran Burma until 2011. Now, the resentment between the two communities appears to becoming increasingly violent.

       Under the British rule, economic pressures and xenophobia contributed to the rise of anti-Indian, and later anti-Muslim sentiment. Following an anti-Indian riot in 1930, racial tensions flared between the ethnic Burmese, Indian immigrants, and British rulers. Burmese sentiment turned against those viewed as foreigners, including Muslims of all ethnic groups. Following this, an anti-Muslim riot occurred in 1938, strongly influenced by newspapers.

      Myanmar (Burma) is a multi-religious country. There is no official state religion, but the government shows preference for Theravada Buddhism, the majority religion. According to both the statistics published by the Burmese government and the CIA, it is practiced by 89% of the population, especially among the Bamar, Rakhine, Shan, Mon, and Chinese. The new constitution provides for the freedom of religion; however, it also grants broad exceptions that allow the regime to restrict these rights at will. 

Although Burma's Jews once numbered in the thousands, there are currently only approximately 20 Jews in Yangon (Rangoon), where the country's only synagogue is located. Most of the Jews left Myanmar at the commencement of the Second World War, and also after General Ne Win took over in 1962. Hinduism is practiced mainly by Burmese Indians. 

     The Muslim and Christian populations are said to face religious persecution in Myanmar. Since independence, successive governments (both democratic and military) did not grant the citizenship of the Muslim Rohingya of Northern Rakhine and forbid missionary activities. The Rohingyas have been forced to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh or to Muslim states. Their claim to citizenship has been marred by disputes with the ethnic Arakanese, who are mainly Buddhists. Some Rohingyas claim to be the original inhabitants of the region, even stating that the temples of Mrauk U were once Rohingya mosques. Those claims have caused the Buddhist Arakanese to be hostile to the Rohingya.
      Many minority religions claim that they have a greater following than the official statistics but they also tend to over represent the number of adherents.

 (the article is taken from