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  • Top rabbis: Unmistakable signs of Messiah coming

    07/20/2016 6:07:01 PM PDT · by amorphous · 81 replies
    WND ^ | 20 July 2016 | WND Staff
    A conversation between two of the most distinguished rabbis in Israel indicates scholars of the Torah see unmistakable signs of the coming of the Messiah. What’s more, in the Messianic era, Christians will become a source of Torah learning, as believers in Jesus Christ rediscover the source of their beliefs in both Judaism and the Torah. The conversation took place between Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch and Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, both of whom are regarded as leading experts in the Torah. During the conversation, Rabbi Kanievsky reportedly predicted the imminent coming of the Messiah, before the end of the year after the...
  • ‘President’ Hillary Clinton: Definition of a Nightmare

    07/13/2016 3:51:52 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 171 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 7/10/'16 | Donny Fuchs
    I rarely write about American politics. Here in Israel, existential national threats prevent me from dwelling on America’s problems. In Israel, Arabs butcher our thirteen-year-old daughters in their bedrooms and gun down our brothers and fathers, and the impotent leadership responds in typical fashion— with powerful speeches to comfort the bereaved. So naturally the demise of America cannot take up much of my time. But that doesn’t mean I’m disinterested. I am concerned with America’s welfare. As a Jew with a sense of history, I appreciate the haven America provided us throughout the last few centuries, when most countries offered...
  • India’s Jewish ‘Lost Tribe’ Faces Hard Times in Israel

    07/05/2016 11:44:08 PM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    Forward.com ^ | 5 July 2016 | Shira Rubin
    According to ethnographers and Israeli geneticists who have investigated the matter — and even most members of his own ethnic group in India — Hanoch Haokip’s claim to be descended from one of Israel’s so-called “Lost Tribes” is, at best, highly debatable. But Haokip, a member of a small subgroup of indigenous peoples from a remote tribal area of East India, has no doubt about the matter. During an interview in the northern Israeli town of Akko, where he lives today, Haokip, whose group is known as the Bnei Menashe, spoke with some indignation about having been “interrogated” by the...
  • Fooling the Nazis: How a Roman hospital invented ‘K Disease’ to save dozens of Jewish lives

    06/28/2016 3:56:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jesús Colina
    The name was terrible, but the “K Disease” was not a lethal virus. It was actually the clever invention of Professor Giovanni Borromeo and a religious of the Hospital of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, to save the lives of dozens of Jews persecuted by the Nazis during World War II.When the SS entered the Fatebenefratelli hospital located on the Tiber Island in Rome, medical personnel and religious explained to the Germans that behind the doors of two special wards, there were patients suffering from this terrible K Disease, some of whom were terminally ill. The...
  • Florida Rabbi Loses Job After Protesting Trump

    06/18/2016 4:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Haaretz ^ | June 18, 2016 | Ben Sales
    David Paskin staged a walkout during Trump's speech at AIPAC. Two months later, his contract with Temple Beth David in Palm Beach Gardens was unexpectedly not renewed. A Florida rabbi must leave his pulpit after his protest of Donald Trump’s speech at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference riled congregants. David Paskin, who serves as rabbi of the Conservative Temple Beth David synagogue in the south Florida city of Palm Beach Gardens, will leave his position in July. In March, Paskin was one of a group of Conservative rabbis who led a protest of Trump’s speech at the...
  • David and Ruth in the World of the Brisker Rav and Kabbalah

    06/06/2016 9:05:13 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 11 replies
    TheYeshiva.net ^ | Spring 2013 | Rabbi Joseph Isaac Jacobson
    An incredible class about the infamous lineage of King David. The Book of Ruth is read by Jews during the holiday of Shavuos (this year Saturday night the 11th.) How could Boaz have married Rus (Ruth) the Moavite? The Torah says explicitly not to marry Amonites and Moavites? Scholars-- feast your ears. Christian apologize-rs...come hear the majesty and secrets of the Torah. NOTE: The rabbi uses some Hebrew and Yiddish but translates everything at least once. PM me or consult your local Orthodox Jewish rabbi for clarification. Why does King David come from a seemingly illicit relationship and lineage? What...
  • Jews and Atheists Say Abortion is Morally Acceptable, Protestants, Catholics and Mormons Say No

    06/05/2016 11:45:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 123 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Gallup released a new poll this week that examines people’s positions on abortion based on their religious affiliation. The poll asked people about a series of moral issues, including abortion and doctor-assisted suicide, and then examined their answers based on their religious affiliation. Researchers found major differences among religious groups, with Protestants, Catholics and Mormons taking a pro-life stance and Jews and the non-religious taking a more liberal stance. Gallup reports: Jews and those with no religious preferences have virtually identical views on the morality of abortion, doctor-assisted suicide, gay-lesbian relations and cloning animals. Jews are somewhat less likely than...
  • Nun Who Hid Jews from the Nazis to Be Proclaimed a Saint

    06/04/2016 5:13:51 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    Aleteia ^ | June 4, 2016 | David Newberger
    Sr. Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad, a Swedish religious sister, will be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday Pope Francis will on Sunday officially recognize the sanctity of Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad, who readily risked her life in the midst of the Second World War, opening the doors of the Roman convent where she was the superior to take in persecuted Jews. Piero Piperno, 87, owes his life to this Swedish woman who, after having been a nurse in New York, embraced Catholicism and joined the Order of the Brigittine Sisters. Piperno, who was 15 years old when Mother Elizabeth took in his...
  • Jewish Actress Natasha Leggero: Great Thing About Judaism is “Abortions are Cool”

    06/02/2016 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Katie Yoder
    Even jokes have their limits. During his show May 26, Conan O’Brien invited actress and recent Judiaism convert Natasha Leggero onto his show. Leggero praised her new religion for treating abortion as “cool” enough to have on “every Jewish holiday.” After all, she reasoned, it’s good to have a back-up to fall on, just like AAA for cars. Besides performing as a stand-up comedian, the 42-year-old created and stars in Comedy Central’s Another Period and has acted in films including Let’s Be Cops, Neighbors and He’s Just Not That Into You. After discussing her recent marriage, Leggero informed Conan that...
  • 'Its a synagogue, church, and mosque all in one' [2 Thess 2]

    05/19/2016 8:51:42 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/19/2016 | David Rossenberg
    An interfaith group is laying the groundwork for what will likely be the world’s first ever joint house of prayer. The center of worship, which will be called the "House of One," will combine simultaneous Jewish, Muslim, and Christian prayer services. The House of One is planned to be built on the site of Berlin’s first church, the Petrikirche. One of the organizers of the interfaith group behind the planned church/mosque/synagogue, Rabbi Tovia Ben Chorin, said that the House of One is a reminder that despite the dark history of Berlin in the 20th century it is now a center...
  • Vatican Official: We Must Learn from Judaism on Shabbat and Family

    05/20/2016 6:59:21 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Jewish News Online ^ | 5/18/16 | Justin Cohen
    Cardinal Kurt Koch said the ‘Sunday culture in Christianity is very weak’, urging for a more home-orientated approachThe Vatican’s most senior official on relations with Jewish communities has insisted the Catholic Church must learn from the centrality of the home and Shabbat in Jewish life, saying the Sunday “culture in Christianity is very weak”. The frank comments from Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the pontifical commission for religious relations with the Jews, came during an exclusive interview as he joined leading theologians from both faiths for a two-day symposium on enhancing relations. “The most important thing we can learn from...
  • Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Believe in the Same God?

    04/19/2016 8:52:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2016 | Dennis Prager
    Most Americans say they believe in God. And around the world, religious Jews, Christians, and Muslims all say they believe in God, as do many people who do not identify with any formal religion. But this statement is actually meaningless. To cite but one example, the God in whose name Muslims cut innocent people’s throats and rape women cannot be the same God as the God of those who believe that God hates such actions. Who, then, argues that all those who say they believe in God believe in the same God? Two groups make this argument. The first consists...
  • Opinion: Ted Cruz - The Satmar Choice

    04/12/2016 2:01:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Jewish Political Updates ^ | April 11, 2016 | Avrumi Weinberger
    Like Republicans across the country, Satmar Republicans are fed up with the failed policies of the Obama administration. The burdens placed on small businesses by overregulation, higher taxes and Obamacare are felt here, too. Parents struggling to make ends meet dream of a president who will be a crusader for school choice. The administration’s hostility to religious liberty sends a chill down the spine of every religious Jewish voter, Republican or Democrat. So naturally, many Jewish Republicans are turning towards Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz achieved national renown for his efforts to defund Obamacare before it launched in 2014, leading to...
  • Jewish and Lost in Mormon Country

    03/29/2016 6:00:17 AM PDT · by af_vet_1981 · 16 replies
    Chabad Lubavitch World HQ / News ^ | MARCH 22, 2016 | Rena Greenberg
    Four days a week, Zippel drives across Utah’s sometimes treacherous terrain, visiting 100 Jewish adolescents. They are 10-18 year olds, each facing their own struggle: drug abuse, violent behaviors or eating disorders. In 1996, a young rabbi walked onto the grounds of Youthcare, a residential treatment center for troubled teens in Provo, Utah on a mission. He was looking for a certain Akiva Greenfield*, a gangly Israeli teenager. When he finally found him, the smiling rabbi introduced himself. Rabbi Benny Zippel from Chabad wanted him to know that he had a friend in Utah. “If there is anything I can...
  • Stalin and the Purim Miracle

    03/22/2016 10:24:28 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 21 replies
    Aish HaTorah ^ | Undated | Barbara Penn
    Jewish holidays are not merely a commemoration of an event in time. The time of year in which the amiracle occurred was an opportune time for the conception of that miracle. As we make our way toward the Purim holiday, we are entering a time zone in which the all the Haman's of the world can fail and Jewish redemption is born. The death and downfall of Stalin is an example of a miraculous, yet untold, modern day Purim story. Joseph Stalin, tyrant of communist Russia dubbed the invincible “man of steel,” who murdered approximately 20,000,000 of his own people,...
  • Reading of The Book of Esther Megillat Hebrew for Purim

    03/22/2016 10:07:59 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/13/'13 | Rabbi Moshe Weisblum
    Click on the link for the video.
  • With an Orthodox focus, Ted Cruz reaches out to Jewish donors and voters

    03/21/2016 11:40:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 21, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    When Ted Cruz headlined a recent fundraising luncheon in New York, the Baptist senator was presented with a gift: a menorah. "It was very heartfelt," Mica Mosbacher, a Cruz supporter who was there, said of the feelings on both sides. "He strikes a chord with the Jewish community." Cruz, the son of a pastor, has spent several years aggressively courting the support of Jewish voters, particularly those who are Orthodox. Touting his conservative views on Israel, his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and his adherence to traditional values, Cruz has found a conservative niche in the Orthodox community in...
  • FReepers, post your favorite Passover recipes

    03/14/2016 1:18:33 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 26 replies
    Preparing early this year because last year, I lost all creativity and repeated recipes to many "didn't we have this two days ago?" complaints after traditional seder. I need your help.
  • The Tree (Two Sticks) in Ezekiel's Hand (Chapter 37)

    03/13/2016 4:44:41 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 15 replies
    Ezekiel; various | 13 March 2016
    Ezekiel 37 15. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 16. And you, son of man, take one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the people of Israel his companions; then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: 17. And join them one to the other into one stick; and they shall become one in your hand: 18. And when your people shall speak to you, saying; Will you not tell us what you mean by these: 19....
  • Hear O Israel: The Shema Reveals King David's Eyes

    03/13/2016 1:52:31 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 13 replies
    Tanakh; various | 13 March 2016
    WhY the LargE LetterS? Wine is produced from the material within the grape. It comes from a place that is hidden within, and exemplifies that which is hidden and needs to be brought forth. Likewise, spirituality is hidden in our physical world and needs to be brought forth. For this reason, the numerical value of the Hebrew word for wine, Yayin, is the same as the numerical value of the Hebrew word for secret, Sod. Wine exemplifies the "secret" of the physical – i.e. the spiritual. Therefore, at any spiritual time or event, Judaism attaches wine in order to bring...
  • Haredi: The Ultra orthodox society in Israel

    03/08/2016 9:21:54 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 4 replies
    This is a documentary that follows a variety of people in the Ultra orthodox community in Israel, and tells different stories. First of is the Israeli election, in a feud between the sides in the community whether they should vote or not vote, second issue is the issue regarding education and poverty, where two women try to change the enviroment regarding haredi education and family planning, and the third part is about the controversy surrounding the internet in the Haredi world. Should internet be allowed or not? Part 1 - https://youtu.be/FGJg1lHPPZw Part 2 - https://youtu.be/6MAN8gF1mvY Part 3 - https://youtu.be/ypZE4XJY-cI Part...
  • Minister Prays for Abortion at Supreme Court: “Abortion is Not a Sin, It’s a Moral Decision”

    03/02/2016 9:02:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life and abortion activists alike gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court building today awaiting the hearing on an important abortion case out of Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt was bought by abortion businesses against a pro-life Texas law responsible for closing abortion clinics that could not guarantee they could protect the health of Texas women. The law has been credited with saving the lives of more than 10,000 unborn children. Among the pro-abortion speakers was the Rev. Debra Haffner, a Jewish Unitarian Universalist who “preached” in favor of abortion in front of the Supreme...
  • Punk Jews

    02/28/2016 12:05:56 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 22 replies
    Like most religious cultures, Judaism is struggling to bridge the gap between tradition and the modern world. There seem to be many different contradictory interpretations of Jewish traditions and many wrestle to find the answers to common questions regarding the stereotypes, rules, and regulations. YouTube
  • The true challenge in life

    02/15/2016 11:58:00 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 1 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | Rabbi Berel Wein
    < snip > Gold well spent on holiness and goodness atones for gold badly misspent on idolatry and wanton behavior. This idea is very much in line with the Jewish concept of repentance, which sees the penitent being in the same position and circumstances as when he originally sinned but no longer behaving sinfully in those circumstances. It is truly wise to avoid temptation but it is heroic and noble to overcome it. < snip > We live in a transformative generation regarding communication and interpersonal connections. Unfortunately, much of this technological achievement has been exploited for base and harmful...
  • Orthodox Judaism Opposes Human Rights

    02/15/2016 4:39:58 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 32 replies
    Weltanschaaung Kampf ^ | 2/12/'16 | Yehoishophot Oliver
    The words that we use matter. When we speak using terms from Torah, our intention is clear. We believe that Torah is the source of our moral values. But once we start using English terms and ideas, we enter a dangerous philosophical minefield. We use words thinking that we’re expressing Torah ideas, but without realizing it, we are employing secular ideas as well. One prime example is "human rights." People use this term as if it's some kind of innate, obvious Truth, yet they fail to explain why it is so. Where oh where do these "human rights" come from...
  • Discourse on the Torah: KJV's OT Isn't An Accurate Translation

    01/28/2016 3:14:07 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 65 replies
    https://youtu.be/XTP0j3p01Dg?t=6m21s
  • How Open Minded Should Our Children Be?

    01/27/2016 11:19:57 PM PST · by Phinneous · 18 replies
    The Yeshiva.Net ^ | Jan 2013 | Rabbi Joseph Isaac Jacobson
    If you look at an English translation of Ex 18:4, (NIV) and the other was named Eliezer, for he said, "My father's God was my helper; he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh." all versions refer to Eliezer as "the other," when in fact this is a mistranslation of the Hebrew original. In Hebrew Moses' children are referred to as: ...ONE of whom was named Gershom....and ONE of whom was named Eliezer. Whenever there are seeming errors in grammar or syntax, the rabbis expound... The attached class explored the deeper meaning behind this "mistake" in the text of our...
  • Yitro’s Surprising Influence

    01/27/2016 4:06:46 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 2 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1/27/'16 | Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
    Yitro is one of the most enigmatic figures in the entire Torah. He is introduced to us as an adviser to Pharaoh (Sotah 11a) who was told about a plan to enslave and kill members of the Hebrew nation living in Egypt. In that meeting, Yitro counseled the Egyptian monarch not to harm the Hebrews. His first appearance in the lines of the written Torah occurs in parashat Shemos, as the father of Tziporah, who would marry Moshe Rabbeinu. In this week's parshah, Yitro comes with his daughter and grandsons and meets up with Moshe in the wilderness. Though warmly...
  • No One Is Safe

    01/27/2016 2:47:30 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 8 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1/27/'16 | Donny Fuchs
    Victims of Arab TerrorIf one wants to comprehend the cruel ideology of Amalek, of a society so steeped in collective evil that the Torah insists upon collective destruction, one need only look at the latest Arab atrocity in the southern community of Otniel. A fifteen year old Arab teenager entered the home of Dafna Meir (may G-d avenge her blood!) and stabbed her to death in front of her children. A fifteen-year-old monster, whose father celebrated his murderous act. Arab society breeds such evil. In all likelihood, Dafna's killer was groomed to murder Jews from conception. Yet another Arab with...
  • The Angel of Dachau: Pope Francis declares concentration camp priest a martyr

    01/26/2016 7:30:21 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | January 26, 2016
    Venerable Engelmar Unzeitig, CMM, whom Pope Francis declared a martyr last week. Credit: (c) Archiv Redaktion Mariannhill, Reimlingen via engelmarunzeitig.de. Vatican City, Jan 26, 2016 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig, a young priest with Czech roots serving in Germany and Austria, was arrested by the Nazis on April 21, 1941.His crime? Preaching against the Third Reich from his pulpit, particularly against their treatment of the Jewish people. He encouraged his congregation to be faithful to God and to resist the lies of the Nazi regime.As punishment, Fr. Unzeitig was sent to what has been called the "largest...
  • Biblical Prophecy Reveals Pope’s True Intentions Concerning the Jews

    01/25/2016 6:47:09 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 1/25/2016 | Rivkah Lambert Adler
    On the surface, it looks like Pope Francis and the Jews are cozying up to one another and becoming besties. Below the surface, an End of Days prophecy that pits Rome against Jerusalem is playing out. That’s the contention of Rabbi Tovia Singer, a Jewish expert in both Hebrew and Christian Scripture and director of the counter-missionary organization, Outreach Judaism. Singer opens his case by noting the proximity of two recent news items. \
  • The “No” To Pope Francis From the Chief Rabbi of Rome

    01/24/2016 7:24:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Chiesa Express Online ^ | January 23, 2016 | Sandro Magister
    He said it during the meeting with the pope at the synagogue. And it is the refusal to "discuss theology" with the Catholic Church. Because of Jewish fears of a blurring of that which distinguishes them from Christians? ROME, January 23, 2016 - In the Catholic camp almost no one made note of it. But in the Jewish camp they did. And it is that curt "no" which the chief rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni, said to Pope Francis during his visit to the synagogue on Sunday, January 17: "We do not receive the pope in order to discuss...
  • "Lunar" Sabbath

    01/24/2016 12:28:18 PM PST · by Phinneous · 18 replies
    TanakTalk.com via YouTube ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | William Hall with Rabbi Tovia Singer
    Brothers and sisters of the Most High (to quote Rabbi Singer,) Come hear a short discussion on the meaning of "sabbath," and how it's translation into English Bibles leads to misguided, not-Jewish (and even not-standard-Christian) interpretations. Apologies to the host's use of the word "conspiracy" in the beginning of the discussion regarding the Christian doctrine of Lunar Sabbaths-- he's usually pretty sensitive. Rabbi Singer is always sensitive but pulls no punches, allegorically (I mean, come on-- he's a rabbi-- who's he gonna fight literally?)
  • The Person in the parsha: Simple belief, genuine belief

    01/21/2016 6:14:55 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 3 replies
    INN ^ | January 21, 2016 | Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
    Nowadays, we consider ourselves too sophisticated to relinquish the God of the philosophers in favor of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But thereby we miss a wonderful spiritual opportunity. One does not need academic training to achieve spiritual experience, nor does one need to be a theologian to serve the Almighty. All one needs is emuna peshuta, the kind of faith that the simple maidservant of the Midrash on this week's Torah portion modeled for us.
  • The Secret Of The Fifteenth Day

    01/20/2016 1:18:54 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 3 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 1/20/'16 | Roy S. Neuberger
    Six months ago I wrote about Tu B'Av, a Yom Tov that brings hope after the terrible events of Tisha B'Av. There is something about the fifteenth day of the Jewish month that relates to redemption. The first day of Pesach and the first day of Sukkos, as well as Tu B'Shevat and Shushan Purim, all occur on the fifteenth of the month. As we approach Tu B'Shevat, an appropriate question would be: Why is the fifteenth so special that momentous days of redemption consistently fall upon that day? What sets it apart from all the other days of the...
  • I WILL PUT MY NAME THERE ! MUST SEE

    01/19/2016 11:13:55 AM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-19-16 | bible
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ALxcFRxucE
  • Pope Francis’ Synagogue Visit Underscores New Document on Catholic-Jewish Relations

    01/17/2016 10:48:30 AM PST · by ebb tide · 66 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 1/16/16 | Edward Pentin
    But giving Nostra Aetate such weight, despite it only being a declaration and not a doctrinal text, has led some to see it as having a revolutionary impact, possibly breaking with nearly two millennia of Church teaching and tradition. Documents from the Councils of Florence 1438-1445 and Trent 1545-1563 seem to radically contradict the current teaching, leading some to believe this not to be a development of doctrine but a corruption of it.
  • Jew Hunting Season

    01/13/2016 6:36:16 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 30 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 1/12/'16 | Donny Fuchs
    "Justice, justice, shall you pursue, that you thrive and occupy the land that the L-rd your G-d is giving you. (Deuteronomy 16:20) JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh Duma. Once upon a time, my only association with this unusual word was from a work of horror fiction from American novelist, Stephen King, "Duma Key." That association is gone forever. Non-fiction replaces fiction. Other horrors, true nightmares in every sense of the word, now come to mind. The Arab town of Duma. Some words transcend a specific time, place, or geological location. Deir Yassin was one such place. Duma will become another. It will...
  • A Deeper Torah Perspective: Trump, Obama, Hillary and the Elections

    01/13/2016 11:29:11 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 43 replies
    Israel Beyond YouTube ^ | 1/13/'16 | Rabbi Mendel Kessin
    Click on the link to view.
  • Foundation aims to convert gentiles, save Judaism

    01/08/2016 3:20:35 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 18 replies
    JTA ^ | January 3, 2016 | Suzanne Pollak
    Maybe it's the centuries of living under Christian and Muslim rule. Maybe it's the history of forced conversion. Maybe it's that there's no religion requirement for the Jewish afterlife. Whatever the reasons, Jews have traditionally been uncomfortable proselytizing. But a Maryland foundation is flouting the taboo by funding outreach programs to non-Jews in an effort to bring them into the fold. "Our primary purpose is to support programs that publicize Judaism to non-Jews," Ellen Gerecht, executive director of the National Center to Encourage Judaism, says from her second-floor office in Silver Spring, Maryland. "We think Judaism has a lot to...
  • Orthodox Rabbis Bring Jesus Home for Christmas

    12/30/2015 1:10:20 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 60 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 12/24/2015 | David Lazarus
    More than 25 prominent rabbis from Israel and abroad recently issued a statement calling for a renewed look at Jesus, Christians and the New Testament faith. Quoting from their own sages, these outstanding Orthodox rabbis are not ashamed to exalt the name of Jesus, welcoming the carpenter from Nazareth back into the Jewish fold.
  • Genesis contradictions?

    12/29/2015 7:13:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 42 replies
    Creation.com ^ | September 1996 | Don Batten
    In Genesis chapter 2 the order of creation seems to be different to that in chapter 1 with the animals being created (2:19) after Adam (2:7). Doesn't the Bible contradict itself here? Between the creation of Adam and the creation of Eve, the KJV/AV Bible says (Genesis 2:19) 'out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air'. On the surface, this seems to say that the land beasts and birds were created between Adam and Eve. However, Jewish scholars apparently did not recognize any such conflict with the account...
  • Our Inescapable God "JESUS" [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/25/2015 3:38:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My children , do you SEE This Day before you I have created for you as my Beloved and I adore your presence with me for I AM your Presence as I surround you every where you look and in everything you touch. Yeah you breathe Me in for I am your living breath and promise your true love and voice of truth and it is My Spirit that is your counselor and guide. So listen to My words of life for my spirit is speaking to you in an eternal manner each and every day! Jonah 1:3 But Jonah...
  • The Catholic Church and the Jews

    12/20/2015 2:06:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 12/20/15 | Rabbi Philip Lefkowitz
    The recent pronouncement by the Roman Catholic Church to the effect that Catholics should not proselytize Jews, as Jews, without a belief in the Nazarene, are saved, has left me confused. Am I to understand the Church has rejected its long-held theological belief in Replacement Theology, clearly evidenced in Nostra Aetate and replaced it with a theology that goes beyond Pre-millennial Dispensationalism which is largely associated with the American Evangelical Christian community? Unlike Replacement Theology, which sees the Jewish People as rejected by G-d, Premillennialism believes there is a role for the Jewish People in the future of mankind through...
  • USA follows Ireland: Zero Religious Freedom

    12/19/2015 10:16:25 AM PST · by NYer · 43 replies
    Arise Let Us Be Going ^ | December 18, 2015
    Father Miguel Pro praying before execution. It used to be that Ireland followed America. Now we’re following Ireland, filthy, anti-Catholic Ireland. It’s come to my attention that David French at the National Review has reported that: A state court in Massachusetts has ruled that a Catholic preparatory school violated the state's antidiscrimination law when it rescinded a job offer to a man because he was married to another man. Matthew Barrett had accepted a job as Food Service Director at the Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic girls school. On his employment forms, he listed his husband as his emergency contact - a...
  • The Flame Must Burn!

    12/16/2015 1:26:09 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 12/16/'15 | Donny Fuchs
    I would like to share a critical point about Chanukah, now that the chag is over. It's not just about Chanukah. The ideas are relevant year-round. We must not confine discussions relating to the Maccabean Revolt to annual Chanukah celebrations, since the original noble war to preserve the Torah's sanctity continued well beyond the miracle of the oil. Since the battle against Hellenism will surely continue until the arrival of Moshiach, we must wage war against Hellenism in every generation, in a manner that recalls our unrelenting war with Amalek. Since the time when the Greeks first polluted our waters,...
  • That New York Times headline about Catholics witnessing to Jews? Look again ...

    12/16/2015 12:50:41 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 104 replies
    GetReligion ^ | December 16, 2015 | Terry Mattingly
    Trust me, I know that it is hard to write accurate, easy-to-read articles about complicated Vatican theological documents. This is especially true when dealing with materials focusing on very nuanced issues that continue to cause behind-the-scenes debates among Catholics. It's even harder to write informative, catchy and, yes, accurate headlines for these kinds of stories. This brings me to a recent New York Times report that ran with this headline: "Vatican Says Catholics Should Not Try to Convert Jews." The problem with that headline is that it is simplistic to the point of being inaccurate -- that is, if the...
  • OBAMA'S CHANUKAH PARTY OFFENDED JEWS AND CATHOLICS

    12/14/2015 3:14:30 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 24 replies
    FrontPagemag.com ^ | Dec 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every Obama event somehow has to offend Christians and Jews. Could Obama pull it off for Chanukah? Yes, he could. I already wrote about Susan Talve's bizarre pre-Menorah lighting rant at the White House Chanukah party. Then, not satisfied with having made a disgrace of the Chanukah ceremony, Susan Talve declared, "I stand here to light these lights to say no the darkness of Islamophobia and Homophobia and Transphobia." Talve babbled about insuring "justice for Palestinians" and began gleefully chanting, "Ins'Allah, Ins'Allah". Or "Allah Willing".
  • The Vatican Is Wrong, Jews Need Jesus for Salvation, Says Messianic Group

    12/14/2015 7:44:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A leading Jewish Messianic group in America has responded to the Vatican's recent claim that Jews do not need to be believers in Jesus Christ to be saved, by saying that the Apostle Paul would have been "horrified" at the suggestion. David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus, said in a statement late last week that the suggestions of the Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations with Jews are : ... egregious, especially coming from an institution which seeks to represent a significant number of Christians in the world." He further pointed out that the document's title, "The Gifts and...
  • Vatican says Catholics should not try to convert Jews and should fight anti-Semitism

    12/11/2015 2:01:07 PM PST · by onyx · 76 replies
    REUTERS ^ | December 11, 2015 | Reuters Staff
    CARDINAL KOCH & RABBI ROSEN Catholics should not try to convert Jews and should work with them to fight anti-Semitism, the Vatican said on Thursday in a major document drawing the Church further away from the strained relations of the past. It was the latest move on a host of issues, such as gay rights and re-marriage, that the Vatican or Pope Francis have made showing a desire to be more compassionate and open and to move further away from entrenched traditions. In the past, for example, Catholic prayers have denounced Jews for not believing in Jesus. Jews have also...