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Six million Christian children to pray for Israel on Purim
Jerusalem Post ^ | February 28, 2007 | MATTHEW WAGNER

Posted on 02/28/2007 6:39:54 PM PST by West Coast Conservative

Inspired by a kabbalist rabbi, an Evangelical leader from Ft. Worth, Texas, plans to enlist the "pure hearted prayers" of six million Christian children worldwide to protect the Jewish people from the Iranian nuclear threat.

The prayer rally will take place before Purim, a holiday that commemorates the redemption through divine intervention of the Jewish people from an evil Persian ruler about 2,500 years ago. Purim starts on Saturday evening.

Michael D. Evans, best-selling author of The American Prophecies: Ancient Scriptures Reveal Our Nation's Future, said on Monday evening that the inspiration for his idea from a report in The Jerusalem Post.

"After reading about Rabbi [David Batzri's] campaign to enlist 10,000 children to pray that God annul [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad's plans for the destruction of the Jewish people, I said to myself, 'Why stop at 10,000?'" Evans said in a telephone interview from his Jerusalem hotel room.

"The number six million is a reminder to Christians that never again must we allow a Holocaust," he said. "And since the young suffer most in times of catastrophe, it is fitting that children should be the ones praying."

Evans, who heads the Jerusalem Prayer Team, an Internet-based initiative to encourage Christian prayer for the State of Israel, said that Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell would undoubtedly join forces to muster the 6 million young prayers. Evans said that there were approximately 1 billion evangelical Christians worldwide.

Rabbi Yitzhak Batzri, son of David, welcomed the initiative.

"Hopefully, it will awaken the entire world to the Iranian threat," said Batzri. "If the goyim have come to the realization that we are in danger, maybe the Jews in the Diaspora will finally wake up."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: children; christian; israel; prayer; purim; sixmillion

1 posted on 02/28/2007 6:40:01 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

Intolerant Jesus Freaks. [/DU mode]


2 posted on 02/28/2007 6:43:11 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Awesome!


3 posted on 02/28/2007 6:51:02 PM PST by madison10
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To: West Coast Conservative

I think I'll join 'em.


4 posted on 02/28/2007 6:51:06 PM PST by popdonnelly ([Democrats] are jubilant at our disasters and are cast down when the rebels are defeated -Sept. 1862)
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To: West Coast Conservative
"If the goyim have come to the realization that we are in danger, maybe the Jews in the Diaspora will finally wake up."

I think I would have liked to have been present when he said that

5 posted on 02/28/2007 6:55:18 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Sounds good to me! I know about Purim because when SirKit was in Grad School, we were good friends with a another couple, Tom who shared an office with my hubby, and his wife, Nancy, who is Jewish. Her Grandma Gruber sent her Hamentashen every year for Purim, and when Nancy told her how much I liked them, she always sent extra for me. ;o)


6 posted on 02/28/2007 6:55:38 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: West Coast Conservative
Excellent post.

I now await the NY Times story on this...

7 posted on 02/28/2007 6:55:59 PM PST by Pharmboy ([She turned me into a] Newt! in '08)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Purim bump


8 posted on 02/28/2007 6:56:44 PM PST by Reddy
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To: SuziQ

I live in FL now, and do I miss Hamentashen. I guess they are around, but I haven't found them yet.


9 posted on 02/28/2007 6:59:02 PM PST by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: West Coast Conservative
It's hard to forget the terror bombing of a Purim party in Israel during Arafat's reign of terror.

Blessings on all those who will pray for innocent lives to be free from terror.

10 posted on 02/28/2007 7:27:49 PM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: I still care

LOLOL....if you can't find hamentashen in Florida you can't find them anywhere!


11 posted on 02/28/2007 7:28:59 PM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Thank you for the post.
I am forwarding this to
my friends.


12 posted on 02/28/2007 7:55:05 PM PST by mogump
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To: West Coast Conservative; Texas Termite; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; Harmless Teddy Bear; ...
The prayer rally will take place before Purim, a holiday that commemorates the redemption through divine intervention of the Jewish people from an evil Persian ruler about 2,500 years ago. Purim starts on Saturday evening.



A call to prayer....

13 posted on 02/28/2007 8:58:11 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: OldFriend

Well, I'm west coast. Maybe on the East coast it's easier.


14 posted on 02/28/2007 9:07:59 PM PST by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Bump!


15 posted on 02/28/2007 9:21:26 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

Ditto!


16 posted on 02/28/2007 9:22:53 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: I still care
I live in FL now, and do I miss Hamentashen. I guess they are around, but I haven't found them yet.

Given the population in FL, there's GOT TO BE a Jewish bakery around somewhere!

Mark

17 posted on 02/28/2007 9:29:16 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Inspired by a kabbalist rabbi, an Evangelical leader from Ft. Worth, Texas, plans to enlist the "pure hearted prayers" of six million Christian children worldwide to protect the Jewish people from the Iranian nuclear threat.

While thousands of Hassidic Jews the world over will be drinking alcohol until they cannot tell the difference between saying "Bless Mordechai" and "Curse Haman."

Maven
Really. This is the only holiday where you're supposed to get drunk.
18 posted on 02/28/2007 10:07:06 PM PST by Maven
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To: Maven

Why are they supposed to get drunk?


19 posted on 02/28/2007 10:13:49 PM PST by aberaussie (Ignorance has a cost.)
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To: MarkL

They're all in Broward and Palm Beach.


20 posted on 02/28/2007 10:39:41 PM PST by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Iranian mullahs will call for a jihad against these children...behead a few and they'll stop praying.


21 posted on 02/28/2007 10:41:17 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: West Coast Conservative

It would also be nice if millions of Christians would pray that muslims around the world would take Jesus into their hearts. When Ann Coulter said to convert them all to Christianity, she proposed the only real answer to peace in this world.


22 posted on 02/28/2007 10:45:31 PM PST by upsdriver ((Hunter for Pres/ Ann Coulter Sec, of State))
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To: aberaussie
Explanation of Purim within this article
23 posted on 02/28/2007 10:49:48 PM PST by osagebowman
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To: Brad's Gramma

Bump!


24 posted on 03/01/2007 1:26:45 AM PST by Jim Robinson (It's "originalists" not "constructionists.")
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To: Pharmboy
I now await the NY Times story on this...

It would read,
Israel plans first strike against peaceful Iranians.

25 posted on 03/01/2007 1:36:18 AM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Brad's Gramma
The evil Persian ruler is back. Haman Jr. is threatening the same horror against the Jewish people.

Prayers for the quick downfall of entire Iranian terrorist exporting régime's.

Recall the fate of the first evil Haman :)

26 posted on 03/01/2007 1:37:07 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


27 posted on 03/01/2007 2:59:47 AM PST by E.G.C.
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28 posted on 03/01/2007 7:14:09 AM PST by SJackson (No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms, Thomas Jefferson)
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To: popdonnelly

Count me in -- I'll gladly pray for their salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


29 posted on 03/01/2007 7:17:28 AM PST by TomSmedley (Calvinist, optimist, home schooling dad, exuberant husband, technical writer)
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To: aberaussie
"Why are they supposed to get drunk?"

Because we are directed to so celebrate in the last Chapter of Esther. It's a party to celebrate God's deliverance and faithfulness.
30 posted on 03/01/2007 8:02:08 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Supportive prayers. Today the first reading is about Esther in prayer at the daily mass.


31 posted on 03/01/2007 9:02:48 AM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: aberaussie
Why are they supposed to get drunk?

Because it's a huge celebration and party. There are carnivals and people dress in costume, eating poppy seed filled treats like hamantashen (triangular cookies) and drinking alcoholic beverages.

In synagogue the book of Esther is read, and children are given noisemakers so they can boo Haman and cheer Mordechai.

Think of it as a sort of Jewish Mardi Gras in appearance, but, obviously, not for the same reasons. :)

Maven
The three rules of most Jewish Holidays: 1) They tried to kill us; 2) We won; 3) Let's eat!
32 posted on 03/01/2007 9:09:02 AM PST by Maven
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"...Purim starts on Saturday evening..."

So, Sat evening is, say, 7:00 PM, Tel Aviv time, and that's what, 11:00 AM, EST?

So add 7 hours to take it to 2:00AM T-A time, and that'll be 6:00 PM EST.

So President Bush has to call a quicky-news-conference at 5:30 PM, EST, to announce the start of the eradication bombing of Persia.

Works for me! Time enough to take the cars over to 7-11 and top 'em up.

The battery in my world-clock went south, so I might have the time zones wrong ............ FRegards

33 posted on 03/01/2007 10:30:47 AM PST by gonzo (I'm not confused anymore. Now I'm sure we have to completely destroy Islam, and FAST!!)
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To: Maven

Well that sounds like fun! I wish we did that at our church (after all, we do passover seders!). Plus I have always loved the Esther story, ever since I had it as a flannel board lesson in the church basement during lent....wonder how long ago *that* was? ;-)


34 posted on 03/01/2007 11:43:00 AM PST by aberaussie (Ignorance has a cost.)
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To: gonzo
The battery in my world-clock went south, so I might have the time zones wrong

Doesn't matter - Jewish holidays start at sundown - wherever you happen to be, so sundown in Jerusalem is not sundown in Los Angeles.

There's also a "need to see three stars with once glance" rule, but I'm not sure how often that's adhered to among the non-Orthodox. I've never figured out how that works on a cloudy night anyway.

Also, up until sundown (where sundown occurs in your locale), it will still be the Sabbath, which takes precedence.

Cheers,

Maven
35 posted on 03/01/2007 12:23:58 PM PST by Maven
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To: aberaussie
Well that sounds like fun! I wish we did that at our church (after all, we do passover seders!).

I wonder if you use my Haggadah for your seders - I wrote one back in 1994 called "The Simple Seder," which was in English and transliterated Hebrew (no Hebrew alef bet knowledge required). It was a big seller at churches because it was very explanatory and not terribly long or complicated, and, of course, it was mostly in English. I even threw in some recipes.

Hmm - maybe I should reissue it....

Maven
36 posted on 03/01/2007 12:26:07 PM PST by Maven
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"...Doesn't matter - Jewish holidays start at sundown - wherever you happen to be, so sundown in Jerusalem is not sundown in Los Angeles..."

Right! I looked it up - EST is + 7 hrs on Tel Aviv, and + 8&1/2 hrs on Tehran.

So when it's 7:00 PM in Tel Aviv, it's NOON in the EST zone. So, if the bombing commences at 3:30 AM, Tehran time, the announcement from Washington happens at 7:00 PM, EST.

Just gettin' it right ........... FRegards

37 posted on 03/01/2007 1:50:24 PM PST by gonzo (I'm not confused anymore. Now I'm sure we have to completely destroy Islam, and FAST!!)
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38 posted on 03/02/2007 8:01:12 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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OH MAN that so cool rack ittt


39 posted on 03/02/2007 8:05:29 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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Shabbat Shalom.
40 posted on 03/02/2007 8:09:15 PM PST by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I shall add my prayers to theirs.


41 posted on 03/03/2007 4:04:08 AM PST by prairiebreeze (I am PRO-VICTORY!!)
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To: muir_redwoods

"I think I would have liked to have been present when he said that"

I think I will be forwarding it in my email for QUITE A WHILE...


42 posted on 03/04/2007 12:37:18 AM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: West Coast Conservative

heart warming.


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