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  • Death of Great Toronto rabbi at 99, Can we Expect Rioting and Avengement of Death?

    02/12/2012 7:47:10 PM PST · by JBGUSA · 7 replies
    On February 8, 2012 Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, a famous and notable Toronto rabbi died. He was Senior Rabbi at Toronto's Holy Blossom Synagogue from 1961 to 1977 and remained active as a commentator on the Torah since. He in fact wrote what is now the standard Reform commentary on the Torah, that is in use in most Reform synagogues. This is the link to his obituary. This interview is both stirring and stunning (link to original) from another tribute: ďWe are not a bomb-throwing group,Ē Plaut intoned in that crisp lightly tinged German-Jewish accent, ďbut I want everyone to...
  • WAIT NO LONGER [ Charismatic Caucus ]

    02/11/2012 2:11:49 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-11-12 | Jedediah
    You have been waiting in suspense for Me to move in a spectacular way , not for yourselves but for the Body and the Bride and to AWE the lost and stolen those wandering aimlessly in the darkness with no hope ! YEA ! I Declare Hope is Here ! And your Glory Cloud has landed but it is the key of Faith swinging in the incense of worship that causes My smoke to Gather , My wings to spread as over the Mercy Seat ! And My Eyes and My Heart to Rest upon you as I nestle you...
  • Who Wants to be a Kingdom of Priests?

    02/09/2012 4:47:32 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 13 replies
    Moshe Feiglin for Chairman of Likud ^ | 2/9/'12 | Moshe Feiglin
    "And you will be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." (From this week's Torah portion, Yitro, Exodus 19:6) Before the giving of the Torah, before the Ten Commandments, before the most momentous and splendorous ceremony in history, the Creator explains why. Before "Honor your parents", before "Guard the Sabbath day to sanctify it", before all the 'how', G-d explains why He gave us the Torah; why this trek from the House of Bondage to the Land of Israel. What is the destiny? What is the purpose? "And you will be to Me a kingdom of priests...
  • Mormons' macabre Jewish baptisms won't benefit Mitt

    02/07/2012 1:18:20 PM PST · by Colofornian · 105 replies · 1+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | Feb. 4, 2012 | Rachel Patron
    ...I attended a luncheon for the Holocaust Museum...Each year I ask myself, Why am I here? ...Tis a gruesome tradition. I think of my grandfather, Rabbi Jacob Meyer Rakowski... My grandfather was the...last ó descendant of a rabbinic dynasty hailing back to 11th century France. At age 82, grandpa was gassed in Auschwitz, together with 47 members of my parents' families. I last saw him two years earlier, when my parents, my brother and I were deported to Siberia. I'm retelling this old history because now, with Mitt Romney possibly becoming the Republican nominee, it's important to remember that his...
  • Recognition of nun who saved Jews during the Holocaust reflects progress

    02/06/2012 4:36:37 AM PST · by Cronos · 2 replies
    The Star ^ | 3 Feb 2012 | Dow Marmar
    Though the victims were mostly Jews, the Holocaust has affected all humanity. Not only were non-Jews, notably the Roma, also murdered by the Nazis, but the fact that the crimes were committed in civilized Europe has shaken the very foundations of western culture. ..A touching manifestation of this reorientation is a recent report in the British Catholic Herald about a nun who is likely to be canonized by the Vatican. Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough was born in England but lived most of her 79 years in Rome, where she died in 1966. In recognition of her many talents, she rose...
  • Orthodox Rabbi Condemns Boteach's 'Kosher Jesus'

    02/05/2012 12:26:56 AM PST · by Cronos · 38 replies · 1+ views
    forward.com ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | JTA
    A prominent Orthodox rabbi in Toronto has condemned the latest book by celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and pronounced it is ďforbiddenĒ for anyone to buy or read it.In an open letter published on the Jewish news website The Algemeiner, Rabbi Immanuel Schochet denounced Boteachís newest book, ďKosher Jesus,Ē as ďheretical.ĒThe book ďposes a tremendous risk to the Jewish community,Ē wrote Schochet, an emeritus professor of philosophy and religion at Torontoís Humber College and spiritual leader of the cityís Congregation Beth Joseph.ďI have never read a book, let alone one authored by a purported frum (religious) Jew, that does more to...

    01/29/2012 2:41:19 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugged ^ | January 28, 2012
    The FBI has released its hate crime statistics for 2010 (year of the Ground Zero mosque). Put on your splashguards as the propaganda hits the fan. Expect a whole lot of whining and harassing from the usual Muslim Brotherhood suspects, but there is no there there.According to newly-released†FBI statistics for 2010, anti-Islamic hate crimes in the U.S. rose in 2010 (160 incidents, 186 offenses, and 197 victims in†2010, compared to 107 incidents, 128 offenses, and 132 victims in†2009). Incidents of anti-Islamic hate crime in 2010 accounted for only 12.1% of those motivated by religion and just 2.4% overall.Jews remain the...
  • Keepers of the Lost Ark

    01/25/2012 9:26:36 AM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/24/12 | Robert Spencer
    There are many worthy pilgrimage sites all over the world, but none can boast of anything approaching the Church of Ethiopiaís singular claim to fame: the Ark of the Covenant. Ethiopian Christians maintain that the Ark, the portable shrine holding the stone tablets of the original Ten Commandments that were written atop Mount Sinai by the Finger of God, and bearing (according to numerous Old Testament accounts) the Presence and Power of God, was brought to Ethiopia in 950 B.C. Menelik, son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, is said to have taken it there, and it is...
  • Authentic Torah Lecture

    01/22/2012 6:05:44 PM PST · by Phinneous · 12 replies
    Torahcafe.com ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Rabbi Shmuel Braun
    This is an online class given by a dynamic rabbi in Israel. Probably mostly of interest to Jews, especially if you've never attended an authentic Jewish Torah (Bible) class. Enjoy
  • Israel Seeks to End Ancient African Jewish Custom

    01/18/2012 9:35:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 60 replies
    AP via Biloxi-Gulfport Sun Herald ^ | 1/18/12 | Daniel Estrin
    ASHKELON, Israel -- Israel is closing the books on a rare millennia-old Jewish tradition. Nearly three decades after Israel began airlifting Ethiopia's ancient Jewish community out of the Horn of Africa, Israel's rabbis are now working to phase out the community's white-turbaned clergy, the kessoch, whose unusual religious practices are at odds with the rabbinate's Orthodox Judaism. The effort has added to the sense of discrimination felt by Israel's 120,000 Ethiopian citizens. These sentiments boiled over this month after a group of landlords in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi refused to accept Ethiopians as tenants.The move has prompted large...
  • ĎUnsung heroí saved 10,000 from the Holocaust {portuguese catholic diplomat}

    01/16/2012 10:46:19 PM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | 16 Jan 2012 | Randy Boswell
    A global search has been launched for Holocaust refugees saved by a little-known Portuguese diplomat stationed in France during the Second World War Ė a man described as ďone of the great unsung heroesĒ of the era by renowned Canadian writer Peter C. Newman, who credits the maverick consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes with helping his own family escape the Nazi death chambers.Sousa Mendes has never received the kind of attention given to Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist credited with saving more than 1,000 Jews from the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.Sousa Mendesís ďcourageousĒ actions to help at...
  • Why Don't Famous Jews Thank God Like Tim Tebow?

    01/15/2012 10:18:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Highland Park Patch ^ | 01/15/2012 | By Jacob Nelson
    I learned how to "Tebow" long before I learned who Tim Tebow was.This is partially because I'm clueless when it comes to professional sports, but mostly because, at this point, the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback is as famous for his Christian faith as he is for his football skills.Don't get me wrong ó Tebow's game is fascinating on its own. A big portion of the Tim Tebow myth comes from the exciting, often bizarre way the quarterback manages to stage comebacks and lead his team to last-minute wins, as he did last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Many Bears...
  • Holy Cow!

    01/12/2012 8:27:23 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    Holy Land Moments ^ | 1/12/2012 | Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
    ďThe Lord said to Moses and Aaron: ĎThis is a requirement of the law that the Lord has commanded: Tell the Israelites to bring you a red heifer without defect or blemish and that has never been under a yoke.íĒóNumbers 19:2 Much debate has gone on, both in Jewish and Christian camps, regarding the red heifer and its significance to the rebuilding of the Third Temple, and therefore, to ushering in the messianic period. Both Jews and Christians in recent years have attempted to locate and bring to Jerusalem a genetically pure red heifer. Sacrificing a red heifer as part...
  • Israeli, Palestinian reactions to Popeís ĎState of the Worldí address

    01/10/2012 3:22:31 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | January 10, 2012 | Diogenes
    Both Israeli and Palestinian diplomats are praising Pope Benedictís January 9 address to the diplomatic corps. During the address, the Pope expressed satisfaction that Israeli and Palestinian officials will resume talks through the efforts of Jordanian mediators. ďI am very much pleased that the Holy Father mentioned these new developments which are indeed encouraging--renewing talks after a stalemate of longer than one year is definitely good news,Ē said Mordechay Lewy, Israelís ambassador to the Holy See. ďWe are not a prophet; we donít know what will come out (of the talks) but it cannot be worse than not talking, so...
  • When 'Anti-Semitism' Is Abused: Disagreeing With Israel Doesn't Make One a Bigot

    01/09/2012 9:10:42 PM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 78 replies · 3+ views
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | January 05, 2012 | Sarah Wildman
    When 'Anti-Semitism' Is Abused Disagreeing With Israel Doesn't Make One a Bigot getty images Real Anti-Semitism: We should all fight anti-Semitism. But some apparently need a reminder about the difference between real anti-Semitism and honest debate about Israel. By Sarah Wildman Published January 05, 2012, issue of January 13, 2012. We were raised to be vigilant. We were taught to fight oppression, admonished to be New Jews ó strong, muscular, defiant.We were told to look for the signs, the slogans and the double-speak. We learned at the knee of those with tattooed forearms; knelt at the feet of those...
  • Need help expressing some answers for skeptics

    01/09/2012 9:43:30 AM PST · by UnChained · 6 replies
    This is a vanity request instead of a news citation and I don't know if I'm posting amiss but I'm giving it my best guess on how to approach this. I had a stroke about eighteen months ago that left me partially paralyzed and mentally impaired also. I seem to have an OK ability to write though. My writing shortcomings though have led to this request for aid. I've lived a fairly unusual if not bizarre life that has given me an unusual Christian testimony. For years I felt constant prodding to share. I was hesitant to write it though,...
  • "What will happen to Catholics and others . . . ?"

    01/08/2012 12:46:11 PM PST · by bkopto · 103 replies
    Mirror of Justice ^ | Jan 2, 2012 | Robert George
    One of my superstar former students, writing about his experience at one of our nation's premier law schools, sent me a note after reading my MOJ post on marriage, religious liberty, and the "grand bargain." Here is the text, with names removed to protect the innocent: I had a first-hand experience with this reality in law school. One of my constitutional law professors taught the section of our course relating to same-sex marriage under the "inevitability" banner. I met with him in office hours later to talk to him about something else, but I brought up a question that I...
  • The State of Christianity (Why it is good for Jews and Israel to see Christianity thriving)

    01/08/2012 6:09:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Jewish Ideas Daily ^ | 01/08/2012 | By Elliot Jager
    On a sun-drenched day during the week before Christmas, Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre was crowded with pilgrims from Nigeria. They were taking turns kneeling and praying at a marker on the spot where, sacred history has it, Jesus was crucified, entombed, and resurrected. (Other Christians consider the holy place to be the nearby Garden Tomb.) Back in Nigeria on Christmas Day, a wave of murderous bombings by Muslim extremists hit several churches. Plainly, the Christian faith is at once thriving and struggling. Global Christianity, a new report from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, describes and...
  • GOD's COVENANTS!! What we receive from GOD. What we inherit.

    12/30/2011 7:40:08 AM PST · by jesus4life
    Bible and Faith | GOD inspired
    GOD made two covenants. 1 with Ishmael and the other with Isaac. Let's remember what they are and learn from them, and not be surprised as the gospel is being fulfilled. All must come to pass.
  • Two Medieval Jewish Thinkers on the ďImage of GodĒ (Ecumenical)

    12/30/2011 6:35:55 AM PST · by rzman21 · 22 replies
    Rabbi Leo Samuel's blog ^ | Rabbi Leo Samuel
    The concept of the Imago Dei ( ¬ďImage of God¬Ē) has fascinated Jewish thinkers since the time of Philo and Ben Sira. For now, we will focus only on two famous medieval thinkers: Saadia Gaon and Maimonides. Saadia points out in his philosophic classic that ◊Ď÷ľ÷į◊¶÷∂◊ú÷∂◊Ě ◊ź÷Ī◊ú÷Ļ◊Ē÷ī◊ô◊Ě (B¬ítse¬ílem ¬ī√©l√∂h√ģm= ¬ďin the likeness of the Divine image¬Ē) is figurative language for God bestowing special honor unto humankind, which He did not confer unto the rest of Creation. This distinctiveness is visible in humanity¬ís ability to exert dominion over the earth (Gen. 1:26). Among modern scholars, biblical theologian D. Clines clarifies the...
  • Jewish voters and the Ron Paul effect )(And how the "Sarah Palin effect" was a myth)

    12/23/2011 3:27:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles ^ | December 23, 2011 | Shmuel Rosner
    What can they say about Paul? What happens to Jewish Republicans, or to Jews who might consider voting Republican if Ron Paul takes Iowa - not an impossible scenario according to current polling. What happens to the Obama-bad-for-Israel Republican theme if Paul becomes the leading voice of their party - even for a week (until the New Hampshire vote). What chances do GOP Jews have to finally break the unending chain of broken Jewish-shift promises. How can Jewish GOPers withstand the ensuing Democratic attack on the ďisolationistĒ, ďanti foreign aidĒ, ďanti-IsraelĒ party Ė how can they defend a party that...
  • Angels and inquisitors

    12/23/2011 8:32:44 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 16 replies
    Asia Times Online ^ | David Goldman
    One popular comedian argues that it must be dreadful to spend eternity in heaven. No matter how wonderful it might be at first, eventually you're bound to get used to it and end up bored to death. By the same reasoning, one would shrug off the torments of hell over time, and the experience would be the same as heaven. Truth told, Dante's account of the saints contemplating the Godhead in the "Paradiso" section of Dante's Divine Comedy always bored me, without having to wait for too much of eternity to tick by.
  • Spinning nothing into gold

    12/22/2011 6:46:24 PM PST · by ancientart
    Aberdeen American News ^ | December 21, 2011 | Art Marmorstein
    This week, Jewish children all over the world will gamble for nuts or coins using a specially marked four-sided top, a dreidel. In Yiddish, the four dreidel letters stand for words nearly identical to those used in a similar game once played by German-speaking children. Nun: nichts. Nothing happens. Pass the top to the next player. Shin: shtel. Put one extra token into the pot. Hey: halb. Take half the pot. Gimmel: ganz. All! Win the whole pot. In Hebrew, though, the four dreidel letters aren't just game instructions but an abbreviation particularly appropriate to the Hanukkah celebration. Nes gadol...
  • Have Yourself a Merry Muslim-Jewish Sabbath Christmas Eve

    12/22/2011 11:06:12 AM PST · by trumandogz · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12.22.11 | Jill Carroll
    A Jew, a Muslim and a Christian walk into a synagogue on Christmas Eve . . . Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right? But, thatís exactly what will happen on Christmas Eve this year here in Houston, which happens to fall on Friday Ė the same day of the Jewish Shabbat and of Muslim community prayers.
  • Happy Hanukkah from Sarah Palin

    12/19/2011 3:47:14 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 26 replies
    SarahPAC ^ | December 19, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    As Jewish families gather this week to celebrate the Festival of Lights, Todd and I would like to wish them a very Happy Hanukkah. This beautiful holiday commemorates the story of the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, following years of struggle by the Maccabees, when one-dayís worth of consecrated oil miraculously lasted for eight. This story never ceases to inspire because it reminds us of the power of faith, hope, and perseverance. The modern State of Israel is the living embodiment of the Hanukkah miracle Ė a country that was not expected to survive the onslaught of its enemies,...
  • Esther Fast

    12/16/2011 8:49:37 AM PST · by Uriíel-2012 · 11 replies
    Wilbur Ministries ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Wilbur Ministries
    A video by Paul Wilber about the metaphor of Esther saving the nation of Israel through prayer and fasting
  • Jewish Week and Rabbi Hammerman Issue Apology (On opinion column about Tim Tebow)

    12/15/2011 2:54:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Lid ^ | 12/15/2011 | Jeff Dunetz
    UPDATE-- I just received this from the Jewish Week: We apologize for posting an Opinion column on Dec. 14 by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman entitled ďMy Problem With Tim Tebow,Ē the Denver Broncos quarterback who is an Evangelical Christian. The column, in fact, violated our own standards calling for civility in posting comments on our website. The policy statement notes that ďname calling in any form will not be tolerated, and comments that denigrate any religion or Jewish religious stream will always be rejected.Ē The column was removed from our website later that day. Rabbi Hammerman is a respected spiritual leader...
  • Expose: The Vatican Wants to Lay its Hands on Jerusalem

    12/15/2011 8:41:53 AM PST · by Just4Him · 154 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/15/2011 | Giulio Meotti
    The Vatican is now reiterating demands for control of religious sites in Jerusalem. Jordan's occupation 1948-1967 didn't bother them. ďPeace negotiations in the Middle East must tackle the issue of the status of the holy sites of JerusalemĒ, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vaticanís Council for Interreligious Dialogue, declared several days ago in Rome. The Vaticanís former foreign minister asked to place some Israeli holy places under Vatican authority, alluding to the Cenacle on Mount Zion and the garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The first site also houses what is referred...
  • THE OFFICE OF PROPHET is about to return to the church body WORLDWIDE !

    12/13/2011 11:51:34 AM PST · by Jedediah · 190 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-11-11 | Jedediah
    THE OFFICE OF PROPHET IS ABOUT TO RETURN TO THE CHURCH BODY WORLDWIDE ! The Office of Prophet is about to return , This is not from a person but from a yearn , From the calling of many for my voice to speak out , True guidance directly into My House , For many confusion has been the stage , But now I will speak both in grace and in rage , For judgement is here in My house , Holiness received and strange fire cast out , The true and faithful shall remain and be renewed , But...
  • David and Bathsheba

    12/13/2011 7:10:57 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 19 replies
    Torah Ideals ^ | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    It is a convention of biblical scholarship that scripture sometimes presents seemingly contradictory information that forces us to evaluate the misdeeds of extraordinary people in the context of their times and circumstances. To warn us against superficially interpreting Davidís episode with Bathsheba, the Talmud records the oral tradition that, ďAnyone who says that David sinned is in error.Ē1 Even without the Talmudís admonition, it is impossible to reconcile the simple reading of the text with Torah law. According to Jewish law, an adulteress is forbidden to marry a man with whom she committed adultery, even after divorce or the death...
  • Will This Be The First Time The World Sees The Ark of Covenant?

    12/05/2011 9:23:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 80 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/5/11 | Rick Dewsbury
    *Leaking roof in Ethiopian chapel 'will lead to relic being revealed' *Ark contains Ten Commandments God 'gave' to Moses on Mount Sinai *One holy monk is the only person allowed to see the holy box... * ...but he'll need a hand carrying metre long wooden structure to new homeA very British problem of a leaky church roof could be about to give the world the chance to glimpse the legendary Ark of the Covenant. That's because the claimed home of the iconic relic - a small chapel in Ethiopia - has sprung a leak and so the Ark could now...
  • You "ARE" MY House of Prayer

    12/03/2011 6:30:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-3-11 | Jedediah
    Situations may be precarious at times but truly this is merely a lack of prayer as preparation for you are my houses of preparation of my will. So know my will by the preparation of your hearts before me for I AM The LIGHT of your path and way in Me ! John 1:4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 8:12 New International Version (NIV) Dispute Over Jesusí Testimony 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ďI am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk...
  • Will Mel Gibson Baptize Chanukhah?

    12/02/2011 6:57:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 12/1/11 | Peter Freeman
    In a recent blog post for Andrew Breitbartís Big Hollywood, Jeff Dunetz laments that ďMel Gibsonís Catholic Faith Completely Contradicts Story of Judah Maccabee.Ē The blogger feels that this highly-troubled entertainer is the wrong choice to direct a film about an ancient Jewish hero. True, Mel Gibsonís Catholic faith contradicts many things, including Catholicism. Dunetz acknowledges that ďGibson is a passionate member of the Catholic Traditionalist movement, a minority Catholic sect that rejects the reforms of the Second Vatican Council in 1964-65,Ē so his concern isnít about Catholicism per se, just Gibsonís particular approach to it: The real question is:...
  • Surrender "Completely"and Receive My LOVE for YOU \o/

    12/01/2011 5:35:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 12-1-11 | Jedediah
    SURRENDER COMPLETELY AND RECEIVE MY LOVE FOR YOU ! My surrender to you is eternal , for as My Sacrifice was a promise and a statement of My Love coming down through the Father ! It is Now time for You to SURRENDER wholeheartedly to Me . I need to see a heart opened forth right and true ; to discern My Presence ! That you make " ALL " Known to Me ~ free for release and in this surrender as you raise your hands and lower your defenses and pride I WILL COME ! And My SPIRIT ,...
  • Will you please pray for me and my wife?

    11/30/2011 10:46:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 296 replies · 1+ views
    November 30, 2011 | 2ndDivisionVet
    FRiends, The edema and infections are getting worse and I'm scared that I will lose one or both of my feet or even my legs. My feet are about two-and-a-half times their normal size. It will be very hard to take care of my wife (stroke last year) and myself if I lose my mobility. I appreciate any and all prayers, thoughts, best wishes or whatever. This is like a second home for me and I have many good friends here that I've never met in person. Thank you!
  • Is Judaism a Religion?

    11/30/2011 8:43:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Jewish Ideas Daily ^ | 11/30/2011 | Lawrence Grossman
    There is no end to the conundrums involved in defining what it means to be a Jew. Must a Jew be someone who believes in the Jewish religion, in the way a Christian believes in Christianity or a Muslim in Islam? That can't be the case, since many devoted Jews are atheists. Is a Jew necessarily someone who acknowledges membership in a Jewish ethnic group, people, or nation? That definition would exclude people who believe in Judaism but feel little kinship with other believers, and it would read out Jews who are anti-Zionist. Should "Jewish" be seen as a cultural...
  • Rooted in Love

    11/25/2011 6:23:09 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Holy Land Moments ^ | 11/25/2011 | Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
    ďI will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.Ē ó Hosea 2:19-20 At times, it is difficult to read through portions of the Hebrew Bible (what Christians call the Old Testament) ó in particular, the words of the prophets. Repeatedly, men like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, and others conveyed messages of warning, judgment, and dire consequences if Godís people did not turn from their sinful ways and obey Him. At times, such messages of judgment can obscure the...
  • If Israel has it, then I Demand it

    11/24/2011 7:49:19 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 21 replies
    "And Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil soup and he ate and he drank and he rose and he went and Esau despised the birthright." (From this week's Torah portion, Toldot, Genesis 25:34) Esau is a practical guy. Modern. He isn't interested in "birthrights," titles and mysticism. He builds the world with his own two hands. Jacob's soup smells good and if his primitive dreamer of a brother wants some intangible entity in exchange for the red stew, he is more than happy to sell it to him. After all, everybody dies in the end anyway, so what good is...
  • New Find Sheds Light on Ancient Site in Jerusalem

    11/24/2011 7:34:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 11/23/11 | Matti Friedman
    JERUSALEM (AP) ó Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem's Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world's most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday. The man usually credited with building the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary is Herod, a Jewish ruler who died in 4 B.C. Herod's monumental compound replaced and expanded a much older Jewish temple complex on the same site. But archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority now say diggers have found coins underneath the massive foundation stones of...
  • I AM your Kingdom Walk and Existence \o/

    11/23/2011 1:35:44 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-23-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures are not warranted anymore for I have overcome for you and in Me you reside in the heavenlies. So cast off your flesh when it distracts you from My Will of virtue and Righteousness and "Remain" in "MY" Loyalty for I AM all you need to KNOW! John 15:9 (AMP) 9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [[a]continue in His love with Me]. Acts 17:28 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his...
  • Why don't Jews vote Republican? Its the Jesus Christ

    11/23/2011 8:11:14 AM PST · by tedbel · 81 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Nov 23/11 | Michael Medved
    Ted Belman. Medved nails it when he says "The answer is that distinctive religious attitudes among Jews play a greater role in shaping voting behavior than ideology, education levels, income, or any sense of ethnic solidarity.[..] "The voting behavior of American Jews conforms closely to the preferences of the irreligious and the unaffiliated precisely because so many of them are, in fact, theologically unaffiliated. He goes on to say that Jews "cringe" at the thought of a believer in Jesus Christ becoming President. They will never get in bed with Christ believers no matter how much they love and want...

    11/13/2011 6:13:57 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-13-11 | Jedediah
    Circumstantial evidence is never exposed , For I circumcised you from the accuser when I Arose ! So take what I have given "forgiven ARE You" ! All that I have done by My Blood shed for you , So now in this power it is that you walk ! Fear not the enemy or his stalk , For I surround all those that fear and reverance Me , I AM the fullness of All 3 , Your Christ , Your Savior and Your Friend , I shall never forsake you for "We Are One" to the very end ,...

    11/12/2011 3:26:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-12-11 | Jedediah
    Supernatural things are coming your way , The stuff dreams are made of but won't fade away \o/ , The supernatural exposed in and through you , Watch now as "I" come into view ! The Ancient of Days The I AM That "IS ONE" ! A Fullness , a Gladness , My Entire Kingdom , For when ever "I" show My Face , There in the midst you shall find "My" Grace , Abounding , Abiding , Sweet and True , The "ALL of ME " all over you ! Genesis 28:10-19 Amplified Bible (AMP) 10And Jacob left Beersheba...
  • Use "MY" Love for there is Grace there !

    11/11/2011 9:31:30 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    My love for you is unending and in this same manner I AM calling you to "ALL" move together "AS ONE" ! Use "MY" Love for there is ~Grace~ there !!! 1 Corinthians 4 1SO THEN, let us [apostles] be looked upon as ministering servants of Christ and stewards (trustees) of the mysteries (the secret purposes) of God. 2Moreover, it is [essentially] required of stewards that a man should be found faithful [proving himself worthy of trust]. 3But [as for me personally] it matters very little to me that I should be put on trial by you [on this point],...
  • Abraham's World War

    11/10/2011 8:03:54 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 7 replies
    "And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening and Lot was sitting at the gate of Sodom." (From this week's Torah portion, Vayerah, Genesis 19:1) Hold on a minute! Didn't Lot learn anything from his previous misadventure? Just in last week's Torah portion, Abraham endangered himself and his entire family in a World War to save Lot from captivity after he made his bad decision to move to Sodom. After Abraham redeems him, Lot disregards everything that transpired and goes right back to Sin City as if nothing had happened, at all. In order to understand this psychosis,...
  • Catholics, Jews urged to work together to promote religious freedom (warns of Islamist fanatics)

    11/07/2011 10:53:31 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    NC Reporter ^ | November 7, 2011 | Ben Griffin
    NEW YORK -- Catholics and Jews can most effectively capitalize on five decades of progress in their relations by joining forces to promote religious freedom, defend immigrants, face a common threat from fanatics and advocate for civility in politics and society, said New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan.He addressed more than 250 Jewish leaders assembled in New York Nov. 3 for the annual meeting of the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that fights anti-Semitism.Reflecting on the current state and future of Catholic-Jewish relations, Archbishop Dolan said both groups must "continue to rejoice in how far we've come," but not take...
  • "BE" MY Disciples of Truth !

    11/06/2011 12:10:02 PM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    I desire to see My Bride dressed in all the beauty I have adorned her in "That is ME" ! So Come ! Play and abide in the garden for I delight in you yes ! But I desire earnestly for you to walk and dance in the fruit of My Tree of Life but not just one fruit or leaf but in the fullness of ALL I have for you . So come and abide with Me and devour and drink drink Me in for I AM this Fullness. Refresh your WellSpring in My River and pant no more...
  • (Jewish) Researcher Thinks Pius Xii Went Undercover To Save Jews

    11/05/2011 2:18:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    EWTN ^ | November 4, 2011
    ROME, ITALY, November 4 (CNA/EWTN News) - The Jewish New Yorker who has made it his life's work to clear the name of Pope Pius XII of being anti-Semitic believes the wartime pontiff actually went undercover to save the lives of Jews in Rome. Gary Krupp came across the evidence in a letter from a Jewish woman whose family was rescued thanks to direct Vatican intervention. "It is an unusual letter, written by a woman who is alive today in northern Italy, who said she was with her mother, her uncle, and a few other relatives in an audience with...
  • Report: Ultra-Orthodox [Jews] Spitting at Christian Clergy in Jerusalem

    11/04/2011 7:56:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 131 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 11/4/11 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details, from a Jewish paper in Israel: Ultra-Orthodox young men curse and spit at Christian clergymen in the streets of Jerusalemís Old City as a matter of routine. In most cases the clergymen ignore the attacks, but sometimes they strike back. Last week the Jerusalem Magistrateís Court quashed the indictment against an Armenian priesthood student who had punched the man who spat at him. Johannes Martarsian was walking in the Old City in May 2008 when an young ultra-Orthodox Jew spat at him. Maratersian punched the spitter in the face, making him bleed, and was charged for assault. But Judge...
  • In the Holy Land, a Changed Christian World

    11/01/2011 7:14:51 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    AP via Seattle PI ^ | 10/27/11 | Matti Friedman
    In this Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 photo Filipino Christian worshippers attend mass at the Ratisbonne monastery in downtown Jerusalem. In the past two decades, the traditional Christian communities of the Holy Land have been joined by newcomers: foreign workers from dozens of different countries who provide the Israeli economy with cheap labor, asylum-seekers from Sudan, Eritrea and elsewhere in Africa who sneak across the border from Egypt, immigrants from the former Soviet Union who are part of the Jewish mainstream but are also practicing Orthodox Christians, and others. Photo: Sebastian Scheiner / APJAFFA, Israel (AP) ó The schedules for Mass...