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Judaism (Religion)

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  • Psalm 83 and Revelation's Shape of the Locusts

    06/06/2018 4:58:20 PM PDT · by Tzaphon · 4 replies
    6/6/2018 | Mordechai ben Avram
    Psalm 83 and Revelation's Shape of the Locusts Jeremiah 16:19 O YHVH, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, even vanity and things wherein there is no profit. Keep that verse in mind... Psalm 83:1 [A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.] שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף׃ 2 ELoHIM, keep not thou silence: Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. אֱלֹהִים אַל־דֳּמִי־לָךְ אַל־תֶּחֱרַשׁ וְאַל־תִּשְׁקֹט אֵל׃ 3 For, lo, thine enemies make a...
  • 'I am Not a Bigot': Pastor Robert Jeffress Responds to Mitt Romney's Twitter Attack

    05/16/2018 7:22:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/16/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    First Baptist Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress has denounced former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's accusation that he's a "religious bigot." "Robert Jeffress says 'you can't be saved by being a Jew,' and 'Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.' He's said the same about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem," Romney tweeted on Sunday. In an interview with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs Monday night, Jeffress said he took issue with Romney's claims and asserted, "I am not a bigot." "Many of those comments [in...
  • A Jewish response: Three Old Testament Biblical Passages Misinterpreted as Referencing Jesus

    05/10/2018 9:32:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/10/2018 | Avner Zarmi
    Recently, PJ Media published a piece purporting to demonstrate that three Biblical passages refer to the crucifixion of the Messiah. The piece erroneously refers to all three of these passages as prophecies, and wrenches them out of context in the attempt to make the point. I have been asked to offer a response indicating what these passages really mean.The first, which is not a prophecy, is Psalms XXII, 16-18. The salient passage is actually at the end of verse 17, which the author renders as follows: They have pierced my hands and my feet. On the basis of this...
  • Indonesian Christian Challenges Rabbi Tovia Singer: Who is the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53?

    05/06/2018 1:50:30 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 80 replies
    Rabbi Tovia Singer ^ | Tovia Singer
    Rabbi Tovia Singer is challenged by a Christian regarding Isaiah 53.
  • SHELACH: The Incident of the Spies

    05/04/2018 3:22:41 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 2 replies
    Chabad ^ | June 14, 2009 | Rabbi Adam Mintz & Rabbi Eli Popack
    G-d told Moses: "Send forth men, if you please, and let them spy out the Land." He chose distinguished princes and instructed them to determine whether the inhabitants were strong or weak, few or numerous. They reported back that the Land flowed with milk and honey, but that the cities were fortified, their inhabitants powerful: a Land of Giants. Caleb and Joshua calmed the people and assured them of victory. The others, though, gave an "evil report," that the Land devours its inhabitants. They complained bitterly that it would have been better to have died in Egypt. Having reported their...
  • Christians in Jerusalem's Old City 'under threat' from settlers

    05/01/2018 6:57:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05-01-2018 | Harriet Sherwood
    Christians in Jerusalems Old City say their presence at the geographical heart of their faith is under threat from intimidation and aggressive property acquisition by hardline Jewish settlers. According to church leaders, priests are being verbally abused and spat at, and property vandalised. Tensions have risen this year in the Christian and Armenian quarters of the 1 sq km ancient walled city, which includes the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest place in Christianity where Jesus was believed to be crucified and resurrected. The Old City is also home to places of critical religious importance to Jews and Muslims....
  • Jewish Rabbis Demand Candidate Stop Calling the Aborting of 60 Million Babies a Holocaust

    04/27/2018 9:32:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 27, 2018
    A Kansas state senator faced criticism from Jewish rabbis this week for describing the aborting of 60 million unborn babies a Holocaust. The Kansas City Star reports state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, a pro-life Republican from Leavenworth, often brings up the Nazi Holocaust when discussing the abortion issue. He currently is running for a U.S. Congressional district in Kansas. Recently, the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City complained about Fitzgerald using the comparison, claiming he is using the massive slaughter of Jewish people by the Nazis for political purposes, according to the report. Senator, your words abuse the memory of the...
  • Ask the Rabbi: Why Dont Jews Believe in Original Sin?

    04/19/2018 8:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/19/2018 | Avner Zarmi
    This is a delicate question, as it exposes one of the fundamental differences between the Christian outlook and the Jewish one. As far as I understand the Christian concept, it runs something like this: Ever since the expulsion of the first man and woman from Eden, the world has been fallen and all subsequent human beings have been born inherently sinful, guilty from the moment of birth as a result of the first mans disobedience of G-ds commandment not to eat of the Etz haDaath Tov vaRa -- usually translated the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The...
  • Islams Abrahamic Dilemma: The claim to Abraham creates problems, not unity.

    04/06/2018 7:11:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/06/2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Lets say you have a grandfather of whom you are particularly fond, and out of the blue, a stranger says: Hey, thats my grandpa! Then, lest you think this stranger is somehow trying to ingratiate himself with you, he adds: Everything you thought you knew about grandpa is wrong! Would that endear this stranger to you? That is the question everyone who believes in the notion of three Abrahamic Faiths needs to answer. Proponents of this view believe that -- since Abraham is an important figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (especially the first and last of those three) --...
  • What Israels Struggles With Monotheism Say About Our Own Failures

    04/05/2018 12:16:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/05/2018 | Casey Chalk
    Humans often seem to require dramatic crises to clarify our problems and direct our attention to what is truly paramount. One of the most striking examples is the story of the Jewish people. Many Christians have just concluded the season of Lent, that time they fast, pray, and give alms as a means of separating themselves from the things of this world and re-orienting their lives toward God. The fundamental idea is to remove the obstacles to worshipping God alone.Jews undergo a similar time of preparation as Passover approaches. Like Lent, Passover is a time for meditation on the one,...
  • Top Israeli Rabbi Believes Trump Will Build Third Temple in Jerusalem

    04/02/2018 11:54:14 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 89 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 3/29/18 | Israel Today
    US President Donald Trump's unabashed support for the Jewish state and his public recognition of Jerusalem as its capital have many Israelis electrified. The current American leader's positive attitude toward Israel seems nearly illogical, especially after decades of far more hostile trends. A prominent Israeli rabbi believes the reason for this unprecedented (at least in modern times) shift is that Trump has a big role to play in the building of the Third Temple and the coming of Messiah. Rabbi Yosef Berger is the rabbi in charge of King David's Tomb on Mount Zion, and the son of a widely...
  • Whats Wrong With Hailing Mary Magdalene as a Biblical #MeToo Poster Child

    04/02/2018 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 31, 2018 | Joshua Gill, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    In a story distributed for Good Friday, the Associated Press claims Mary Magdalene was a biblical “Me Too” figure who was “long maligned” by the West.The story, filed from Israel with the headline “Long-maligned Mary Magdalene now seen as stalwart disciple,” asserts that Magdalene was not a reformed prostitute but rather a “strong, independent woman” who supported Jesus.The article also conflates the virtues of Magdalene’s figure with the “Me Too” movement. This latest iteration of U.S. feminism uses the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and other social media to publicize the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the wake of...
  • PROPHETIC TURNING POINT: Passover Sacrifice Carried Out At Foot Of Temple Mount

    03/26/2018 2:27:30 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 39 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 3/26/2018 | Gary
    There is breaking news out of Jerusalem that descendants of Moses' brother Aaron, called Kohanim, have just conducted a Passover sacrifice at the foot of the Temple Mount, just yards from where the Jewish Temple once stood. The sacrifice is a groundbreaking moment in modern Israeli history and likely the first time since 68 AD that a Passover sacrifice was conducted in such close proximity to the Temple Mount. Religious Jews have been increasingly eager to build the Third Temple and restart sacrifices, but have been prevented from performing sacrifices in the area in years past by Israeli police...
  • Third Temple Alert: Police Authorize Passover Sacrifice Next to Temple Mount

    03/26/2018 12:44:22 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 40 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 3/26/18 | Israel Today Staff
    Religious Jewish factions say they are moving ever closer to the realization of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. The latest evidence of this is police authorization, granted on Sunday, for a Passover sacrificial ceremony to be held just tens of meters from where the Second Temple once stood. Religious groups have been holding public Passover sacrifices, in accordance with the biblical outline, for years. But never before have they been permitted to conduct the ceremony so close to the Temple Mount, which the Muslims claim as their own, even as they deny the holy site holds any religious or historical...
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Rare Account of Noah Exhibited for First Time

    03/24/2018 5:13:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 3/22/18 | Zelda Caldwell
    The fragment of the ancient Jewish text is from the Genesis Apocryphon.Seventy years after its discovery in the Judean Desert, a fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls is going on display for the first time at Jerusalems Israel Museum. The Genesis Apocryphon was the first of seven Dead Sea Scrolls making up a collection of Jewish texts dating back to the 1st century B.C. that were found in caves on the West Bank in the 1940s and 1950s. It is the only existing copy of an ancient text that elaborates on the stories of the first book of the Bible....
  • 8 Reasons Why Trumps John Bolton Appointment is Causing a Frenzy Among Jews

    03/24/2018 10:06:46 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 92 replies
    JP ^ | 3/24/18 | JTA
    You may have heard: President Donald Trump replaced his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, with John Bolton. You may have heard because of the mixed reaction to the prospect of Bolton running national security mixed as in apocalyptic among leftists and heaven-sent to many on the right. Look no further than the pro-Israel spectrum for each extremes: We are horrified by his selection to be national security adviser and believe this move by the president gravely imperils our countrys national standing and the fundamental security of the United States and its allies, including Israel, said Jeremy Ben-Ami, the president...
  • Justified By Love[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/16/2018 2:04:38 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible ^ | 3-16-18 | bible
    Justification is but one word ~ "Love" and in this miracle all others shall be found for even My spirits hang upon this lamp stand(Menorah) of Eternal Truth "God is Love" ~ Elohim Ahavah . . . Matthew 22:37-40 And He said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38This is the great and first commandment. 39And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.
  • Cardinal Cupich: Evangelization Doesnt Mean Converting Jews to Catholicism

    03/14/2018 6:29:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/13/18 | Claire Chretien
    GLENCOE, Illinois, March 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) Quoting Pope Francis, Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich said proselytism is a sin that the Catholic Church has not always avoided. Cupich said this during a speech on Catholic-Jewish relations at the North Shore Congregation Israel synagogue on January 29, 2018. The synagogue advertises on its website, We are interfaith. We are LGBTQ.Cupich discussed the Jewish and Catholic importance of maintaining tradition while simultaneously criticizing the Churchs previous ridiculous tradition of limiting mixed-religion marriages, invoked the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardins consistent ethic of life that equates intrinsic evils with societal ills, and warned against...
  • The Copper Scroll Project: In Search of the Ark of the Covenant

    03/12/2018 4:16:23 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 57 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/8/18 | William F Jasper
    Readers of the Old Testament are familiar with the Ark of the Covenant, the sacred golden chest carried by the Israelites during their wanderings in the desert and finally placed in the temple built by King Solomon. The 1981 adventure/fantasy film Raiders of the Lost Ark by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas introduced a Hollywood version of the Ark to a much larger global audience outside the Jewish and Christian traditions. That movie ends with the Ark disappearing in a large crate, along with thousands of other similar crates, into a huge U.S. government warehouse. The Ark did indeed disappear,...
  • Israeli Rabbi: Religious Jews Aren't Homophobic, We're Just Not Insane

    03/09/2018 7:45:03 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 3/7/18 | Israel Staff Today
    A prominent right-wing rabbi was invited to speak at an event organized by a faction within Education Minister Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home party, and promptly outraged most secular Israelis. Rabbi Yehoshua Shapira (pictured) is head of the Ramat Gan Yeshiva, and has often spoken out against homosexuality, insisting that such tendencies can be overcome with proper therapy. At Tuesday's event, Shapira let loose: "We are not homophobes, and we are not phobic. We do not live out of fear, and we are not scared. We are courageous people, we are the Land of Israel's heroes, and we are not scared...