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  • BIBLE PROPHECY REVEALED JUN 12, 2016 - TERROR ATTACK IN TEL AVIV (video)

    06/13/2016 7:45:48 PM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Calvary Chapel Melbourne Australia ^ | Jun 12, 2016 | Andrew Russell
    Terror attack in Tel Aviv with 4 dead and 9 wounded, Ramadan, the Islamic fasting month started June 6, 2016. Israel froze 83,000 Palestinian entry permits for Ramadan, IDF has sealed off certain towns in the West Bank and the UN condemned Israel's response, Israeli Chief Rabbi is urging the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple, persecution of Christians is increasing and there were 29 Christians tortured by Hindus, Canadian Supreme Court passes beastiality as legal, sexual perversions are increasing because people are under the influence of demons.
  • UNESCO changes history, denies existence of Jerusalem Temple

    04/19/2016 5:48:04 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    UN resolution wipes away the focal point of ancient Jewish worship, the Temple of God Fraught with “deniers” of every stripe, the latest and most egregious is UNre-E-unSCO (as in re-education, unscientific), whose UN resolution wipes away the focal point of ancient Jewish worship, the Temple of God, that graced Mt. Moriah in Jerusalem for 1000 years. Ludicrous as it seems, a body of 58 board members, evidently unschooled in ancient history, decided to clean the slate of time by rejecting the existence of a building proclaimed a wonder of the ancient world because of its extraordinary opulence. Has UNESCO...
  • Victory! The Arch From The Temple Of Baal Planned For New York City Has Been CANCELED

    04/18/2016 2:01:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    EAD ^ | 04/18/2016 | Michael Snyder
    The Temple of Baal is NOT coming to Times Square in New York City next month. This is great news, and it represents an incredible victory for Christians in the United States. As you will see below, the New York Times, Snopes and a whole host of other mainstream news sources reported last month that everything was on track for reproductions of the giant 48-foot-tall arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria to be put up simultaneously in Times Square in New York City and Trafalgar Square in London during the month of April....
  • UNESCO says no Jewish history on Temple Mount; Hebron and Bethlehem 'Integral part of Palestine'

    04/17/2016 1:18:03 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/16 | NOGA TARNOPOLSKY/THE MEDIA LINE
    UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Association, announced a number of resolutions just before the weekend started. One, submitted by the Russian Federation, called for defining UNESCO’s role in safeguarding and preserving Palmyra and other Syrian World Heritage sites. Another was about “Enhancing UNESCO’s contributions to promote a culture of mutual respect and tolerance.” A third was simply entitled “Occupied Palestine” and addressed the Jerusalem Old City hotspot that Jews refer to as the Temple Mount and Muslims call Haram Al-Sharif, the Noble Sanctuary. Except that the Jewish link to the site, considered the holiest place for Jews,...
  • 110 killed in Indian temple blaze horror; judicial probe ordered

    04/10/2016 9:24:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 04/10/2016
    The Kerala state government has ordered a judicial inquiry into a fireworks display (Watch the video clip) that went wrong at a South India temple killing at least 110 people and injuring more than 350 early Sunday. ... Competitive fireworks are illegal and stricter laws will be framed against such displays, he said. Over 50 bodies have been identified so far. Another 40 bodies are yet to be identified, he said, adding that DNA tests will be conducted to identify them. Most of the dead are either women or children. About 20,000 people had gathered on the temple premises to...
  • A Carved Stone Block Upends Assumptions About Ancient Judaism

    12/08/2015 7:32:46 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/8/15 | Isabel Kershner
    BEIT SHEMESH, Israel — The carved stone block is about the size of an occasional table. It has held its secrets for two millenniums. Whoever engraved its enigmatic symbols was apparently depicting the ancient Jewish temples. But what makes the stone such a rare find in biblical archaeology, according to scholars, is that when it was carved, the Second Temple still stood in Jerusalem for the carver to see. The stone is a kind of ancient snapshot. And it is upending some long-held scholarly assumptions about ancient synagogues and their relationship with the Temple, a center of Jewish pilgrimage and...
  • Netanyahu: Destroying Al-Aqsa Mosque 'Contrary to What We Represent'

    12/03/2015 6:23:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | December 3, 2015
    In leaked recording of Likud faction meeting, prime minister also questions how New York would cope with wave of violence similar to one faced by Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel could destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem if it wanted to – but doing so "would be contrary to everything we represent." Netanyahu was speaking during a meeting of the Likud Knesset faction on Thursday. A recording of his words was published by Army Radio. Responding to what he said was Palestinian incitement regarding Israel's supposed interest in getting rid of...
  • The First Glimmer of Hope...Luke's Nativity pt 1

    There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course, According to the custom of the priest’s office,...
  • Sinister Sites - Temple Square, Utah (The OTHER World Series)

    10/31/2015 6:36:53 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 51 replies
    VigilantCitizen.com ^ | June 8, 2009 | VC
    Situated at the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, Temple Square is the spiritual, cultural and administrative center of the Mormon faith. This ten acres plot of land includes a Temple, a domed tabernacle and numerous buildings, monuments and memorials. While this place may seem holy and wholesome, a closer look at the structures reveal the presence of occult, pagan and masonic symbols. A deeper study of those grounds only adds to the controversy regarding Mormonism and reveals the disturbing truth about its real god.This article's intent is not to condemn Mormonism as a faith, but rather to analyze the...
  • Messianic Hotovely should be fired for her Temple Mount comments [Isaiah 66]

    10/27/2015 6:45:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/27/2015 | ARIK BENDER, DANA SOMBERG
    Days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reassured the world that Israel was maintaining the status quo regarding exclusive Muslim prayer rights at the Temple Mount, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely clarified comments she made about the site, saying they reflected her own personal position and not that of the government. On Monday morning, the Likud lawmaker said in an interview on the Knesset Channel that her "dream is to see the Israel flag flying over the Temple Mount. This is the holiest place for the Jewish people." Later in the day she released a statement clarifying her position. "My personal...
  • Excavation of Ancient Greek healing temple at Feneos site reveals god statues and garden

    10/25/2015 6:12:30 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 20, 2015 | Hannah Osborne
    An ancient Greek healing temple has been excavated by archaeologists, who recovered huge statues and were able to reconstruct the architecture at the site. The acropolis at the Feneos site in the eastern foothills sits at an altitude of 750m. The asclepion (a healing temple sacred to the god Asclepius) was first discovered in 1958 and between 2007 and 2014, archaeologists gradually surveyed and documented the site. In September this year, the Corinth Archaeological Service completed the first excavation programme, and the findings were announced by the Greek Culture Ministry. The team found the main part of the sanctuary dates...
  • Solomon's Temple BRAZIL is "Landmark for whole world"

    10/23/2015 9:42:34 AM PDT · by amorphous · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 21 Oct 2014 | R$E
    END TIMES - elaborate temple of Solomon rebuilt and dedicated in Sao Paulo, just down the road from the 2016 Olympics and Tomorrowland festival 2015.
  • Temple Mount Project Finds Rare Seal from King David Era [Psalm 85]

    09/26/2015 4:43:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/25/2015 | Ben Ariel
    A rare 3,000 year-old seal dating to the period of kings David and Solomon of the 10th century BCE was recently discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem. According to Dr. Gabriel Barkay, co-founder and director of the Temple Mount Sifting Project, the seal is the first of its kind to be found in the Israeli capital. “The dating of the seal corresponds to the historical period of the Jebusites and the conquest of Jerusalem by King David, as well as the construction of the Temple and the royal official compound by his son, King Solomon… What makes...
  • Saudi King Asks Obama to Stop 'Israeli Attacks' on Temple Mount

    09/17/2015 9:23:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    inn ^ | 9/17/15 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Thursday night phoned President Barack Obama to condemn Israel for what was termed its “grave escalation” on the Temple Mount. According to the official Saudi Press Agency, during the phone call, the King “expressed, in strong wordings, condemnation and disapproval of the grave Israeli escalation, at Al Aqsa Mosque, in Al-Quds, brutal aggression against worshippers at its plazas and the violation of the sanctity of Islamic sanctuaries.” The King reportedly called for internationally concerted, serious and expedited efforts to stop this so-called “aggression” and called for intervention by the UN Security Council “to take all...
  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 6:15:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 256 replies
    n/a | 9-5-15 | me
    Time to move on. Too juvenile and too much name-calling. Not near the level of critical thinking that used to go on back in the day. I wish the best to all the good ones left out there.
  • Abbas and Fatah Encourage 'Religious War' over Temple Mount [Psalm 83]

    09/02/2015 11:02:47 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/2/2015 | Ari Soffer
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is continuing to openly encourage a religious war to gain exclusive Muslim control over Jerusalem's Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. The Temple Mount also houses the Al Aqsa Mosque and Islamic complex, which are built atop the ruins of two Jewish temples. Islamist groups, along with the PA and its supporters, have sought to deny any Jewish connection to the site, claiming it is a Muslim or "Palestinian" holy site. Muslim extremists have also waged a violent campaign aimed at preventing growing number of Jewish visitors from accessing the site, while systematically destroying...
  • North Carolina Hindu temple sign hit with over 60 shotgun blasts

    07/19/2015 10:51:08 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, July 19, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    The Om Hindu Organization of North Carolina is planning to build a 3,600 sq ft temple in Clemmons and has bought 7.6 acres at the site where the sign board, which was shot at, was put. (Representative illustration) Houston: A sign board for a planned Hindu temple in the US state of North Carolina has been fired at, leaving over 60 holes in the sign, prompting authorities to probe the incident that has shocked the Indian community. The incident happened sometime between noon July 4 and about 1pm last Saturday, Forsyth county sheriff's office said in a report. The sheriff's...
  • Court Approves Protest Against Banning of Jews From Temple Mount

    07/13/2015 4:53:25 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/13/15 | Yaakov Levi
    The High Court on Monday authorized a demonstration by groups protesting the banning of Jews from the Temple Mount. The demonstration is set to take place on Tuesday between 5:30 and 6:45 PM. Groups lobbying for the rights of Jews to pray on the Temple Mount called for a mass show of support against the ongoing harassment Jews face when they attempt to pray at the site. Police had sought to ban the protest altogether, and attorneys for the rights groups took their case directly to the High Court, which ruled that police could not prevent protesters from expressing themselves...
  • Hunt for ancient royal tomb in Mexico takes mercurial twist

    04/25/2015 4:31:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2015 | David Alire Garcia
    A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury. In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the Americas, Sergio Gomez this month found "large quantities" of the silvery metal in a chamber at the end of a sacred tunnel sealed for nearly 1,800 years. "It's something that completely surprised us," Gomez said at the entrance to the tunnel below Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent, about 30 miles (50...
  • Jewish Temple Altar Rebuilt, Ready for Use

    03/14/2015 8:03:58 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 9MAR2015 | Ahuva Balofsky
    “And the altar of burnt-offering he set at the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered upon it the burnt-offering and the meal-offering; as the LORD commanded Moses.” (Exodus 40:29) The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has announced that it has finished building an altar suitable for the Temple service. The altar, which took several years to build, can be operational at little more than a moment’s notice, reported Matzav Haruach magazine. The Temple Institute is committed to preparing all the necessary clothing and tools for the rebuilt Holy Temple in Jerusalem. In addition, the institute operates...
  • Saudi Arabia: Indian Arrested for 'Liking' Photo that Showed Mecca Mosque as Hindu temple

    03/04/2015 10:18:40 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3-5-2015 | Mugdha Variyar
    Saudi Arabian authorities have detained an Indian national for posting a controversial photo of Mecca's Grand Mosque juxtaposed with Hindu religious symbols on Facebook. The photo depicts Al Masjid Al Haram mosque as a temple, photoshopped with Hindu symbols over the Kaaba, the holy building at the centre of the mosque, according to Gulf News, which cited a local daily's report on Tuesday.  A Saudi citizen who saw the post brought it to the notice of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the kingdom's religious police. The Indian was detained when he was at an...
  • Ancient tablets reveal life of Jews in Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon

    02/03/2015 11:45:21 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/03/2015 | Luke Baker
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A new exhibition of ancient clay tablets discovered in modern-day Iraq is shedding light for the first time on the daily life of Jews exiled to Babylon some 2,500 years ago. The exhibition is based on more than 100 cuneiform tablets, each no bigger than an adult's palm, that detail transactions and contracts between Judeans driven from, or convinced to move from, Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC.
  • Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods since Viking age

    Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age. Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to Christianity around 1,000 years ago but a modern version of Norse paganism has been gaining popularity in Iceland.
  • Heated Row Between Israeli Minister and Biased Sky News over Temple Mount Shutdown

    12/10/2014 9:30:55 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 3 replies
    Interesting argument!
  • PLO Urges Journalists: Don't Use the Term 'Temple Mount'

    11/06/2014 5:45:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/14 | Ari Soffer
    PA chief Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has issued special instructions to members of the international media, urging them to stop using the term "Temple Mount," and to instead refer to the holy site as "the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound" or "Haram al-Sharif/Noble Sanctuary." In a blatant attempt to impose a discourse erasing any reference to the Jewish character of the site, the PLO "media advisory" claims that the "Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, sometimes referred to as the Noble Sanctuary (“Haram al-Sharif” in Arabic), is the compound that contains Al Aqsa building itself, ablution fountains, open spaces for prayer, monuments and...
  • Kerry Says Only Muslims, Not Jews, May Pray at Jewish Holy Site

    10/31/2014 7:29:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 74 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 31, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why exactly is the Secretary of State trying to dictate who can and can’t pray at a particular place? Does Kerry think that the Temple Mount is a public school? Washington called for Israeli authorities to reopen the Temple Mount to Muslim worshipers Thursday, while also condemning the shooting of a US-born activist who lobbied for Jewish rights on the holy site “It is absolutely critical that all sides exercise restraint, refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric, and preserve the historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount – in word and in practice,” Kerry said in a statement. “The...
  • As Islamic Militants Destroy Iraq Heritage, a Stunning Find in Kurdistan

    08/10/2014 5:13:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Rudaw ^ | July 22, 2014 | Alexandra Di Stefano Pironti
    While the history of civilization is being demolished by war and religious zealots in the rest of Iraq, in the Kurdistan Region archeologists are marveling at a stunning discovery: the remains of a long-lost temple from the biblical kingdom of Urartu, dating back to the 9th century BC. Kurdish archaeologist Dlshad Marf Zamua, who has studied the columns and other artifacts at the find, told Rudaw these were unearthed piecemeal over the past four decades by villagers going about their lives, digging for cultivation or construction. But only recently, after the discovery of life-size human statues and the unearthed columns,...
  • Billionaire Pastor Unveils $300 Million Temple of Solomon Church Replica in Brazil

    08/08/2014 9:32:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/08/2014 | Jessica Martinez
    A Brazilian billionaire preacher inaugurated a massive church building in Sao Paulo, Brazil last week, designed to be a $300 million replica of the original Temple of Solomon, as noted in the Bible's Old Testament. The temple, which takes over an entire city block, is an 11-story building twice the size of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, and is complete with stone from Israel and a helipad for its founder's, Edir Macedo, convenience. "This temple is not about a denominational project, but something so glorious and spiritual that transcends reason itself," said Macedo, according to...
  • Build the Third Temple

    The Third Temple in Jerusalem will be the House of Prayer for all nations. Every prophet of Israel, without exception, prophesied that the Temple would be rebuilt, ushering a new era of universal harmony and peace. The "movement" to rebuild the Holy Temple was born almost 2,000 years ago, at the moment of the Second Temple's Destruction. After millennia of yearning, only one organization is paving the way for the rebuilding of the Temple. The Temple Institute (מכון המקדש) located in the Old City of Jerusalem is a research organization dedicated to the preparing for the construction of the Third...
  • The Subterranean Temple

    07/15/2014 4:39:23 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 26 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 1981 | Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, ZT'L
    I am asleep, but my heart is awake Song of Songs 5:2 Our sages tell us that “when King Solomon built the Holy Temple, knowing that it was destined to be destroyed, he built a place in which to hide the Ark, [at the end of] hidden, deep, winding passageways.”1 It was there that King Josiah placed the Ark twenty-two years before the Temple’s destruction, as related in the Book of Chronicles.2
  • St. George Utah Temple: 1st operating temple [Dead 'Founding Fathers...appeared' in Mormon temple?]

    07/04/2014 6:49:54 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 110 replies
    Announcement: 9 November 1871 Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 9 November 1871 by Brigham Young Private Dedication: 1 January 1877 by Wilford Woodruff, Erastus Snow, and Brigham Young Dedication: 6–8 April 1877 by Daniel H. Wells (with Brigham Young presiding) SNIP The St. George Utah Temple is the first temple where endowments for the dead were performed. The Founding Fathers of the United States of America appeared twice to Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Utah Temple asking why their temple work had yet not been performed on their behalves. A striking painting depicting this singular event hangs in the temple...
  • No Jews Or Dogs Allowed

    03/20/2014 1:54:11 PM PDT · by idov · 38 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | March 20, 2014 | Dov Ivry
    When I grew up in an east coast city in Canada post WWII I never experienced any overt anti-Semitism. In my father's day it was different. Anti-Semitism was woven into the warp and woof of society. The most blatant manifestation could be found at the entrance of a popular river beach. There was a sign there. It said: NO JEWS OR DOGS ALLOWED. That sign expresses the essence of anti-Semitism. Human rights of any kind are for, well, humans. Jews are sub-humans. They are no different in genus from the other dumb animals except like dogs they are domesticated. Dogs...
  • Bogus Arrest of Open Carry Activist in Temple Texas

    02/27/2014 11:15:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Jason Orsek, on Right, With Chief of Police in Gonzalez, Texas, October, 2013 A little after midnight on the morning of February 20th, Jason Orsek was parked in the parking lot of Trinity Christian Center in Temple, Texas.  He had every right to be there; he had received advance permission from the pastor.  The center has a fast wi-fi connection, and he had been given a password and permission to use it.   He was uploading an instruction video that he had created to show the differences between black powder percussion pistols and modern handguns.  Police had complained that they...
  • Hollywood star Shirley Temple dies

    02/11/2014 2:42:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 114 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/11/14
    Hollywood star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85, her family has said. The actress found fame as a child star in the 1930s in films like Bright Eyes, Stand Up and Cheer and Curly Top. She died on Monday at home in Woodside, California, from natural causes. "She was surrounded by her family and caregivers," a statement said.
  • Shirley Temple dead at 85

    02/11/2014 2:31:09 AM PST · by Gigantor · 37 replies
    ABC News | ABC News
    Shirley Temple has died. RIP.
  • Faith Leaders Wrestle Over Growing Support for Marijuana

    02/05/2014 3:37:20 AM PST · by xzins · 53 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | February 04, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Sunday’s Super Bowl was dubbed by some as the “pot bowl,” as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks hail from the two states where fans can soon get marijuana as easily as they can get pizza. As public opinion has shifted in support of legalized marijuana, religious leaders are wrestling over competing interests, including high prison rates and legislating morality. According to a 2013 survey from the Public Religion Research Institute, 58 percent of white mainline Protestants and 54 percent of black Protestants favor legalizing the use of marijuana. On the other side, nearly seven-in-10 (69 percent) white evangelical Protestants...
  • Drudge Website Refers to Jerusalem Temple Mount as "Holy Muslim Temple Mount"

    12/03/2013 8:38:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Drudge ^ | 12/13/13 | Nachum
      Tally of Banks Sinks to Record Low... Small Lenders Having Hardest Time With NEW RULES...GUARDIAN: We Have Published 1% of Snowden Leak...Obamacare widens GOP territory in battle for Senate... Doctors rush in... Paul Ryan plays in primary... Scott Brown drafted to run in NH...Momentum Rising In Israel To Let Jews Pray At Holy Muslim Temple Mount...
  • Jewish activists want to pray on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, raising alarm in Muslim world

    12/03/2013 2:28:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2013 | William Booth and Ruth Eglash
    JERUSALEM — A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of this disputed capital’s Old City, is creating a potentially explosive clash with the Muslim world, which considers the spot holy and bans Jews from public worship there. Each week, hundreds of Jews ascend the creaky wooden ramp built above the Western Wall and enter what is often called the most contested real estate on Earth. Many then embark upon a game of hide-and-seek with their police escorts — whispering forbidden prayers while pretending to...
  • Indian temples guard their gold from government

    10/01/2013 11:25:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Sept 2013 | Reuters
    India’s temples are resisting divulging their gold holdings - perhaps nearly half the amount held in Fort Knox - amid mistrust of the motives of authorities who are trying to cut a hefty import bill that is hurting the economy. The central bank, which has already taken steps that have slowed to a trickle the incoming supplies that have exacerbated India’s current account deficit, has sent letters to some of the country’s richest temples asking for details of their gold. It says the inquiries are simply data collection, but Hindu groups are up in arms. “The gold stored in temples...
  • Dig Shows Temple Pilgrims Traveled Hundreds of Miles (Jerusalem)

    09/08/2013 2:02:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 9/8/2013, 8:14 PM | (Arutz Sheva)
    Jewish pilgrims came from as far as the Arabian Peninsula to sacrifice animals at the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, new research suggests. … The conclusion was based on an analysis of bones found in an ancient dump in the city dating back 2,000 years. The massive dump was located on the outskirts of the old walled city of Jerusalem. Dating methods revealed that it had been used between the start of King Herod’s reign in 37 BCE and the Great Revolt in CE 66. …
  • Court rules state can’t prove Jehoash Tablet fake

    08/10/2013 8:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | August 10, 2013 | Nir Hasson
    The Jehoash Tablet is a stone bearing an inscription in ancient Hebrew describing the renovation of the First Temple by the Jehoash, King of Judea. If it is authentic, it is one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the last century. But for many years, in one of the most complex cases ever to come before an Israeli courts, the state has claimed that it was a fake. The Jerusalem District Court has ruled that the state failed to prove that the tablet was a fake, paving the way for the defendant, antiquities collector Oded Golan, to be cleared...
  • Small Business in IRS Sights

    08/10/2013 9:39:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 9, 2013 | JOHN D. MCKINNON and SIOBHAN HUGHES
    Thousands of small-business owners have received letters from the Internal Revenue Service questioning whether they are underreporting their business income, a harbinger of a broader initiative aimed at boosting federal tax receipts and ensuring compliance. The program is the latest move in the agency's effort to combat what it sees as a widespread problem: failure by businesses, including mom-and-pops, to report all cash sales in order to minimize tax bills. Tax officials say the letters don't constitute an audit and instead are simply a request for more information. Some business owners and some lawmakers, however, call the new IRS program...
  • Muslim Anger over Virtual ‘Third Temple’

    07/25/2013 8:41:52 AM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/24/2013 | Maayana Miskin
    A Jewish website that aims to teach Israelis about the Temple has been met with an angry backlash from the Arab Muslim community. The Har Hakodesh (lit. “The Holy Mountain”) website includes educational material about the history of the Temple Mount, which was the site of the First Temple and Second Temple. The Temples were the focus of divine service for the Jewish nation. The site also includes stunning photographs of the Temple Mount, including pictures taken by a non-Jewish photographer from parts of the Mount which Jews may not enter. What has caused upset in the Muslim world...
  • Was the shape of the menorah in the Holy Temple...round or straight branched?

    07/16/2013 7:09:03 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 21 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 7/14/13 | Rabbi Mendel Kaplan
    A video class regarding the shape of the Menorah (candelabra) used in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
  • In Shiloh, an intriguing discovery alludes to the Tabernacle

    07/03/2013 3:05:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | July 2, 2013
    Archaeologists discover holes carved into the ground in Shiloh which could have held the beams of The Tabernacle or Tent of Meeting, which, according to the Bible, housed the Ark of the Covenant. A model of the Tabernacle at Timna Park in Israel << 1 2 >> The Tabernacle or Tent of Meeting -- which, according to the Bible, housed the Ark of the Covenant -- was a temporary structure made of wooden beams and fabric, not materials cut out for thousands of years of survival. Nevertheless, undaunted, archaeologists have searched for evidence of the Tent of Meeting for years,...
  • Herod’s Temple Mount Revealed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Restoration

    05/30/2013 7:06:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 5/17/13 | Noah Wiener
    Wooden beams from the time of Herod’s Temple Mount in secondary use in the Al-Aqsa MosqueWhat happened to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount when the Romans destroyed Herod’s Temple in 70 C.E.? There is no report of any building left on the Temple Mount by the time the Muslims erected the iconic Dome of the Rock and the gray-domed Al-Aqsa Mosque in the late seventh and early eighth centuries. Did the wooden beams from Herod’s Temple Mount survive? In the May/June 2013 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Peretz Reuven studies beams removed from the Al-Aqsa Mosque to reveal the storied history of...
  • Despite secrecy, interest builds around mysterious First Temple find outside Bethlehem

    05/20/2013 7:58:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5/19/13 | Matti Friedman
    A mysterious First Temple-era archaeological find under a Palestinian orchard near Bethlehem is increasingly gaining attention — despite attempts to keep it quiet. In February, a tour guide leading a group through an underground tunnel in the rural West Bank, not far from Jerusalem, was surprised to stumble upon the remains of a unique carved pillar. The pillar matched monumental construction from the 9th or 8th centuries BCE — the time of the First Temple in Jerusalem. That signaled the presence of an important and previously unknown structure from that period. Buried under earth and rubble, the pillar was now...
  • Bible: Episode 4 - The King is Revealed

    03/24/2013 8:08:41 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 8 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | March 24, 2013 | Alice C. Linsley
    Episode four opens with Jesus healing a paralytic and a leper. He draws large crowds and the number of his disciples grows. Among his followers is a woman named Mary. She is from Magdala near Tiberias, on the west shore of the Sea of Galilee. The notion that she was a prostitute comes from a Talmudic expression meaning "curling women's hair," which the Talmud applies to an adulteress. This is how the rumor began that Mary of Magdala was a prostitute. Some Talmudic writings cast aspersions on the early Christian leaders. That Mary Magdalen, Jesus, and the Virgin Mary were...
  • STUNNER! Obama Entering Jerusalem Same Day as JESUS DID!

    02/28/2013 12:40:58 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 123 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | February27 2013 | PPsimmons
    ( Video at link) Jesus entered Jerusalem on Nisan 10 and so will Obama According to Joel Rosenberg, Obama is scheduled to visit Jerusalem on March 20 & 21, 2013: Obama coming to Israel March 20-21 to pressure Israel not to strike Iran, reports Israeli media « Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog According to the Jewish Calendar Converter, Nisan 10 begins at sunset on March 20th and ends at sunset on March 21st: Hebrew Date Converter - 10th of Nisan, 5773 | Hebcal Jewish Calendar Jesus made His Triumphant Entrance into Jerusalem on Nisan 10: The Last Eight Days, Part 1...
  • The Mysterious Timeline of Barrack Obama Visit to Israel

    02/23/2013 1:18:35 AM PST · by Errant · 93 replies
    23 February, 2013 | Me
    According to Ynetnews.com, Jerusalem and Washington have set the itinerary for President Barack Obama visit to Israel as follows: Obama is scheduled to land in Ben Gurion International Airport around noon on Wednesday, March 20. He will be welcomed by a State reception which will include speeches by President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and by the American president himself. Obama will then fly to Jerusalem directly to Peres' residence where he'll again be ceremoniously received. He will continue with Peres and Netanyahu to Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, where he will lay a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance....