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  • Is the Temple Menorah Hidden in the Vatican? Ancient Legend Says ĎYesí

    02/27/2017 4:19:45 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    BIN ^ | 2/27/2017 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    An ancient legend which holds that the Temple menorah is hidden away in the depths of the Vatican is coming to light again with the announcement of an upcoming exhibit jointly hosted by the Papal seat and Romeís ancient Jewish community. Intended to showcase the growing Jewish-Vatican relationship, the theme of the exhibit actually brings this sore subject to the forefront, raising suspicions that despite a long tradition of Vatican protests, the rumors persist for good reason. Arnold Nesselrath, a Vatican Museums official, announced the theme of the upcoming exhibit on Monday, noting that the connection between the Vatican and...
  • FR Weekly Torah Discussion: Parashat Mishpatim

    02/24/2017 3:40:20 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | YIBONEH
    Rabbi Aaron Dovid Poston YIBONEH Midrashiah in Baka, Jerusalem (Video Length: 42m) Ex 21:1 "And these are the judgments that you shall place before them." Parashat Mishpatim / ◊§◊®◊©◊™ ◊ě◊©◊§◊ė◊ô◊Ě Next read in the Diaspora on 25 February 2017. Parashat Mishpatim is the 18th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 21:1 - 24:18Next week: Parashat Terumah / ◊§◊®◊©◊™ ◊™◊®◊ē◊ě◊Ē Next read in the Diaspora on 04 March 2017. Parashat Terumah is the 19th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 25:1 - 27:19
  • The Prince of Persia

    02/22/2017 4:50:42 PM PST · by Jeremiah Jr · 8 replies
    02/22/2017 | Mordechai ben Avram
    The Prince of Persia apocalyptic Syllabification: a¬∑poc¬∑a¬∑lyp¬∑tic Pronunciation: …ôňĆp√§k…ôňąliptik Definition of apocalyptic in English: ADJECTIVE 1 Describing or prophesying the complete destruction of the world: the apocalyptic visions of ecologists 1.1 Resembling the end of the world; momentous or catastrophic: the struggle between the two countries is assuming apocalyptic proportions 1.2 Of or resembling the biblical Apocalypse: apocalyptic imagery The books of Daniel and Yohannan's Revelation are called 'Apocalyptic' books for good reason. Together they total 34 chapters so get busy, read them through three or four (40-50) times and you'll notice the patterns. For example, the beast that rises...
  • New Pew Center Poll Shows Improving Attitudes Toward Catholics and All Faith Groups

    02/16/2017 8:41:39 PM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    NCR ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Kathy Schiffer
    They like me, they really like me! A poll released by the Pew Research Center on February 15 reveals that Americans' attitudes toward people of faith have improved in just three years Ė and that Jews and Catholics are especially well regarded by people of all faiths. Pew's survey of U.S. adults Ė titled ďAmericans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious GroupsĒ Ė was conducted on January 9-23, 2017. The American Trends Panel's survey participants included both Republicans and Democrats, men and women, younger and older Americans. The respondents were asked to rate various religious groups on a ďfeeling thermometer,Ē...
  • Retrial for Jesus? New campaign launched in Israel

    02/07/2017 7:44:26 PM PST · by amorphous · 47 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 7 Feb 2017 | Bob Unruh
    A Jewish Orthodox scholar is proposing an Old Testament ceremony, the redemption of the firstborn, to return Jesus of Nazareth to the Jewish fold and then hold a retrial at which he could be acquitted. The first trial, two millennia ago, resulted in Jesusí condemnation by the high priests for blasphemy, his crucifixion by the Roman conquerors and his resurrection through which Christians worldwide believe they can receive salvation and life eternal. The Jewish authorities, however, have been libeled ever since as ďChrist-killersĒ and more. One scholar, Ariel Cohen Alloro, while not ďan official rabbi,Ē is a student of one...
  • FR Weekly Torah: Parashat Bo

    02/03/2017 12:00:47 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 2 replies
    Hebcal ^ | 3 Feb 2017
    Parashat Bo / ◊§◊®◊©◊™ ◊Ď◊ź Next read in the Diaspora on 04 February 2017. Parashat Bo is the 15th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 10:1 - 13:16 Next: Parashat Beshalach / ◊§◊®◊©◊™ ◊Ď◊©◊ú◊ó Next read in the Diaspora on 11 February 2017. Parashat Beshalach is the 16th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 13:17 - 17:16
  • The Age of the Universe The '6' Days of Creation

    02/02/2017 6:07:38 PM PST · by Jeremiah Jr · 23 replies
    Bible | 02/02/2017 | Mordechai ben Avram
    The Age of the Universe The '6' Days of Creation For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of YHVH as the waters cover the seabed. Habakkuk 2, 14 & Isaiah 11, 9 In the six hundredth year of the sixth [millennium], the gateways of heavenly wisdom and the fountains of lower wisdom will be opened, and the world will be uplifted to prepare for the ascension of the seventh [millennium]... Zohar I, 117a The formula for calculating the age of the universe was written by Moses and it's recorded in Tehillim 90 (Psalm). Tehillim Chapter...
  • At dawn of Trump era, two Jewish tribes descend on Washington

    01/29/2017 4:09:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New Jersey Jewish Standard ^ | January 26, 2017 | Ron Kampeas
    ďCantor Kaufman!Ē Rabbi Jonah Pesner shouted across the intersection of Third and D in Washingtonís Northwest quadrant, packed sidewalk to sidewalk with women in pink pussycat hats and their male friends. ďA song!Ē Jason Kaufman, the cantor at Beth El in Alexandria, Virginia, draped in a rainbow tallit and in the middle of telling a joke, cocked an eyebrow and pivoted gracefully from the guy hanging with his buddies at Saturdayís Womenís March on Washington to the religious leader ready to, well, lead. Kaufmanís rich tenor soared above the foggy chill and soon found company. The song was a natural...
  • Weekly Torah Portion: Va'era

    01/29/2017 3:22:01 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 25, 2017 | The Temple Institute
    The ten plagues that made G-d's name known in all the world happened many years ago in the land of Egypt. The process they began of bringing the knowledge of G-d's presence and power to all humankind for all generations continues till today. They resound and reverberate every time a Pharaoh arises and says "I do not know Hashem." RABBI CHAIM RICHMAN OF THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE / VIDEO LENGTH ~18m Parashat Vaera / ◊§◊®◊©◊™ ◊ē◊ź◊®◊ź Torah Portion: Exodus 6:2 - 9:35. Parashat Vaera is the 14th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next: Parashat Bo...
  • Strange Bedfellows: The Russian - Turkish - Iranian Axis

    01/25/2017 2:54:05 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    jpost ^ | 1/25/2017 | Ofra Bengio
    Sixty years havee lapsed since the Baghdad Pact which grouped together Turkey, Iran, Iraq and the West in an alliance against the Soviet Union and the concomitant Communist danger. Nowadays this Middle Eastern architecture has shifted 180 degrees to where Russia, Turkey and Iran are in an ad hoc alliance against Islamic State but which may turn against the West as well. Still, the new alliance might be termed as a marriage of inconvenience where each of the parties has different motives and is acting at cross purposes in partitioning the Syrian bear. Russia has fulfilled a long-held dream of...
  • Snatched Away From Their Lives and Heritage, a Jewish Mother Fights for Her Children

    01/22/2017 10:18:50 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 18 replies
    Chinuch Magazine ^ | 01/22/2017 | Yomin Postelnik
    The saga of Julie Goffstein and her children needs to make all of us demand better. A travesty was done to children who were ripped apart from a loving and by all accounts good mother, from their heritage and from their way of life. Moreover, the tragic injustice done in this case should send shivers down the spines of every homeschooling advocate in the nation. Julie was a loving mother of 6 boys, ages 5-15. She raised them with great care for their physical needs, their spiritual wellbeing and their personal development. Eleven character witnesses testified as to this at...
  • The Difficult Road to Redemption | Parshat Shemot

    01/17/2017 12:33:05 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | NetivOnline
    This week we excitedly begin a new book of the Torah. When we read a book, any book, someone might ask us: "What is it about?" It is sometimes difficult to encapsulate a book in a short phrase or comment, but it is a task that forces us to think about the central messages and to examine the storyline of the book in question. This is true about the Torah as well. Many of our sages tried to give titles or themes for the books of Chumash. As we begin Sefer Shemot, we might want to think about the central...

    01/16/2017 10:06:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    ďAnd I will surely hide My face in that day for all the evil which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.Ē Deuteronomy 31:18 (The Israel Bibleô) In two separate sets of Bible Codes, published three months apart, international Bible Codes expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson found evidence that Donald J. Trump will win the upcoming US presidential election. Whatís more, Trumpís predicted win appears to be connected to his support for Israel. The first table was published on July 6, 2016. In this table, which comes from the Book of Deuteronomy, Rabbi Glazerson pointed to...
  • Rabbi Minkowicz Weekly Torah Lesson Parsha Vayechi 5777

    01/11/2017 3:23:38 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/9/2017 | Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
    This week the Rabbi answers the question: "How can you live a great life despite all obstacles?" Enjoy this video of what we hope will be a weekly endeavor into spreading the educational words of our Torah. Parashat Vayechi / ◊§◊®◊©◊™ ◊ē◊ô◊ó◊ô Next read in the Diaspora on 14 January 2017. Parashat Vayechi is the 12th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. This is the final Genesis portion. Torah Portion: Genesis 47:28 - 50:26 Upcoming:Parashat Shemot / ◊§◊®◊©◊™ ◊©◊ě◊ē◊™ Next read in the Diaspora on 21 January 2017. Parashat Shemot is the 13th weekly Torah...
  • Historical Anniversary Dates for Israel

    01/04/2017 1:26:39 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1/3/2017 | Randy Nettles
    The current year of AD 2017 is upon us, and with it comes several important historical anniversary dates for the nation of Israel specifically; and the Gentile nations in general. 2018 is a very significant year as well. August 31, 2017 marks the 120th anniversary of the First Zionist Congress organized by Theodore Herzl in 1897. Held in Basel , Switzerland , the gathering defied the purpose of Zionism as a movement aimed at obtaining a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. guaranteed by public law. Israel will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which...
  • Parashat Vayigash - Get rid of the negativity in your life - Rabbi Alon Anava

    01/03/2017 9:32:29 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 2, 2017 | Rabbi Alon Anava
    Often people hurt us in many different ways. The Torah is requiring me to forgive them. why? Why did Yosef Hatzadik was so quick to forgive his brothers?
  • Will Orthodox Rabbis Recognize My Conservative Conversion? Rabbi Tovia Singer Responds

    12/29/2016 8:19:15 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 198 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 27, 2016 | Rabbi Tovia Singer
    Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to a former Arab Muslim woman regarding her conversion to Conservative Judaism.
  • Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi: The Power Of Prayer - How To Get My Prayers Answered

    12/26/2016 5:09:58 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi
    Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi explains why some prayers are answered and some aren't.
  • Hashem Melech (Happy Chanukah 5777 - Vanity)

    12/25/2016 1:49:00 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 23, 2016 | Gad Elbaz and Nissim
    Happy Chanukah 5777◊ě◊ô ◊©◊ě◊ź◊ě◊ô◊ü ◊ú◊ź ◊ě◊§◊ó◊ď MI SHEMA'AMIN LO MEFACHED Those Who Believe Have No Fear HASHEM MELECH HASHEM MALACH HASHEM YIMLOCH L'OLAM VA ED
  • Netanyahu: Desecration of Rabbi Nachman's grave is 'terrible'

    12/22/2016 5:00:12 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/22/2016 | Chaim Lev
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening called on the Ukrainian government to take action following the desecration of the grave of Rabbi Nachman in Uman. Netanyahuís comment came during an online chat with Facebook users. During the chat, the Prime Minister was seen taking a phone call from a person named Yuval, believed to be Yuval Rotem, Director General of the Foreign Ministry. "This must be taken care of,Ē Netanyahu told Yuval. "The ambassador there should go to the government and tell them that it is simply unacceptable, simply awful, I want them to deal with it.Ē He added,...
  • Conservative group ousts rabbi for performing intermarriages

    12/20/2016 12:33:28 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 5 replies
    JTA ^ | December 19, 2016 | Ben Sales
    EW YORK (JTA) Ė Conservative Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom has been expelled from the Rabbinical Assembly, the movementís rabbisí association, for performing interfaith weddings. An ordained Conservative rabbi for 44 years, Rosenbloom was expelled by unanimous vote last month after a hearing of the R.A.ís Executive Council. Since 1972, the Conservative movement has prohibited its rabbis from officiating at or even attending intermarriages. Rosenbloom told JTA the council offered to retain his membership in exchange for a promise not to perform any more intermarriages. Rosenbloom declined the offer.
  • Jews, Arabs, And Saving Gentiles (Jewish Caucus)

    12/14/2016 1:22:22 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 2, 2016 | Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi
    Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi lectures on whether or not it's permissible to save a dying non-Jew on Shabbat. This is a Jewish caucus thread. If you don't consider yourself a Jew, don't post in this thread. No 'witnessing' will be tolerated, so if you aren't a Jew and wish to participate in this thread, send me a FReepmail and I'll ping you to the thread. Caucus rules are here.
  • Jewish Groups Oppose Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Babyís Heartbeat Begins

    12/13/2016 4:38:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Erin Parfet
    The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is urging the local Jewish community to contact Ohio Gov. John Kasich and urge him to veto a bill that would ban almost all abortions after an unborn babyís heart begins to beat, the Cleveland Jewish News reports. The Ohio state legislature recently gave final approve to legislation that would ban all abortions after an unborn babyís heart begins to beat. The Ohio House and Senate also approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.B. 127), landmark legislation which poses a historic challenge to Roe v. Wade. The bills now head to the desk of...
  • Please pray for my niece Diane

    12/11/2016 8:18:24 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 56 replies
    Dec. 11, 2016 | Kevin Collins
    On Tuesday Dec 13, my niece Diane will have a very serious cancer operation to remove cancer infected tumors from her thyroid area. Please keep her in your prayers.
  • BBC Admits It Underestimated the Churchís Opposition to Hitler

    12/10/2016 2:26:34 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 45 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 9, 2016 | Dan Hitchens
    The BBC conceded it was false to describe the Church as being 'silent' in the face of NazismThe BBC‚Äôs internal watchdog has found that a programme wrongly accused the Catholic Church of ‚Äúsilence‚ÄĚ about the Holocaust.After Pope Francis‚Äôs visit to Auschwitz in July, BBC One‚Äôs 6pm news bulletin carried a report which stated: ‚ÄúSilence was the response of the Catholic Church when Nazi Germany demonised Jewish people and then attempted to eradicate Jews from Europe.‚ÄĚIn response, the cross-bench peer Lord Alton¬†of Liverpool¬†and Fr Leo Chamberlain, the former headmaster of Ampleforth, made an official complaint.Nearly six months later, the BBC‚Äôs...
  • The Victory Of Donald Trump And The Consequences Of It Are Very Powerful (Jewish Caucus)

    12/02/2016 5:37:06 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 10, 2016 | Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi
    This is the post-election lecture by Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi. It's long but very important. There are some statements made regarding various Jewish movements. Don't let that deter you, as you may agree with the other 98% of what he says. Mashiach is mentioned. Many American rabbis are having a similar conversation with their communities. This is a Jewish caucus thread. If you don't consider yourself a Jew, don't post in this thread. No 'witnessing' will be tolerated, so if you aren't a Jew and wish to participate in this thread, send me a FReepmail and I'll ping you to the...
  • So, 5000 Rabbis Walk Into a Bar...

    11/27/2016 1:22:17 PM PST · by Phinneous · 10 replies ^ | 11/27/16 | None
    At 6 pm EST begins the live broadcast of the annual gathering of Chabad emissaries-- rabbis "stationed" in college campuses and cities all over the world. The live broadcast of the gala banquet includes the famous roll-call, with countries as far as Chabad of Napal to as close to home as Park Slope in Brooklyn. Tune in, celebrate, and dance with the chassidim of the Rebbe, as they aspire and inspire each other to "turn over the world" for G-d.
  • Norwegian Church Denounces Lutherís Anti-Jewish Writings

    11/25/2016 10:38:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2016
    Norwegian Church Denounces Lutherís Anti-Jewish Writings November 25 STOCKHOLM ó Norwayís state Lutheran Church has condemned the anti-Jewish legacy of Martin Luther, the 16th century German theologian who started the Protestant Reformation. In a statement issued Friday ahead of next yearís 500-year anniversary of the Reformation, the Church of Norwayís General Synod said some of Lutherís writings were later used in anti-Semitic propaganda, including in Nazi Germany. Noting that such propaganda was also spread in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II, the synod said that ďin the Reformation anniversary year of 2017, we as a church must clearly distance ourselves...
  • German Protestants Officially Renounce Converting Jews to Christianity

    11/22/2016 6:58:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 11/17/16 | Tom Heneghan
    (RNS) Tackling a delicate issue as it begins its yearlong celebration of the Reformationís 500th anniversary, Germanyís main Protestant church has officially renounced its mission to convert Jews to Christianity. In practice, the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), made up of 20 regional Lutheran, Reformed and United churches, mostly gave up efforts to convert Jews in the decades after the Holocaust, and closing that chapter should have been a formality. But officially abandoning the ďJudenmission,Ē or Mission to the Jews, turned out to be theologically complicated. In Matthewís Gospel, Jesus gave his Apostles the Great Commission to ďmake disciples of...
  • Complaints filed to police over Jerusalem chief rabbi's anti-LGBT remarks

    11/20/2016 4:51:45 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 22 replies
    jpost ^ | 11/18/2016 | JEREMY SHARON
    Two complaints of incitement have been filed to the police against Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar for comments he has made calling men and women from the LGBT community ďa cult of abomination,Ē and stating that they are liable to the death penalty according to Jewish law. Several more complaints are expected to be filed on Friday. Amarís comments created a fierce political backlash from members of Knesset and the Jerusalem City Council who helped get the rabbi, who was Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel from 2003 to 2013, elected to his current post. Amar made his comments in...
  • Cardinal Marx Under Fire For Removing Pectoral Cross at Temple Mount

    11/16/2016 6:21:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 11/16/16 | Maike Hickson
    In October of 2016, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the head of the German Bishopsí Conference, along with Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, the head of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), together made an official visit to Israel. In spite of the fact that this visit was meant to be an ecumenical event, it turned out, in part, to be something very different. That is to say, the two most prominent representatives of German Christendom Ė Catholic and Protestant alike Ė caused a national debate by hiding their own distinctively Christian symbol and Sacred Sign Ė the Pectoral Cross Ė while they were...
  • Kabbalist fasted 3 days to prevent Clinton win

    11/10/2016 9:23:28 AM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/2016 | Staff
    Kabbalist fasted 3 days to prevent 'Amalek' Clinton from winning election, compares Trump to Cyrus the Great. He said that this election was an important step in the process of the redemption of the Jewish people and the world, just as the Six Day War was. He compared Trump to the ancient king of Persia, Cyrus the Great, who is remembered for allowing the Jewish people to return to the land of Israel and rebuild the Holy Temple after the Babylonian exile.
  • TRUE WORSHIP(charismatic caucus)

    11/06/2016 8:18:02 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    the joshua chronicles ^ | bible,holy spirit
    I saw the form of The Lord step into our presence and walk among us and a great Peace filled the room then I heard this . . . † The Shulamite(peaceful) Bride is in the Garden and I smell her "Aroma of Delight" and "this is worship" . †I shall reveal the answers to dilemas,the truth(clarity) where there has been revelations,visions and dreams yes,but in this truth shall come My strategy for your breakthroughs. † Song of Solomon 6:2-4Amplified Bible† (The Shulammite Bride) 2† ďMy beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To feed†his...
  • Is this a Bible prophesy about Trump?

    10/28/2016 7:29:40 PM PDT · by Bellflower · 33 replies
    10/28/2016 | self
    Is this a prophesy about Trump?: Isaiah 14:29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent. Isa 14:30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant. It speaks about a Palistina that believes a rod that has stood against it has been broken. Could this be The USA under Obama? But,...
  • Pope Francis: ĎGod promised the land to the people of Israelí

    10/26/2016 7:20:17 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 70 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/26/2016 | LAHAV HARKOV, TOVAH LAZAROFF
    In dramatic vote, UNESCO Jerusalem resolution passes with slim support Knesset Speaker asks Vatican to join battle against UNESCOís denial of history Israeli Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara felt the pontiff was sending a direct message to UNESCO. Pope Francis with Ayoub Kara at the Vatican on October 26, 2016. (photo credit:AYOUB KARA) God promised the Holy Land to the people of Israel, Pope Francis said during a public address at the Vatican in Rome on Wednesday in a speech about migration. ďThe people of Israel, who from Egypt, where they were enslaved, walked through the desert...
  • Le Pen Says as French President She Would Ban All Religious Symbols, Including Kippot

    10/19/2016 5:52:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of Franceís far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the countryís president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with Franceís BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the countryís presidency in 2017. She heads the third-largest party in France. Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas. She called the ban a struggle against...
  • Trump and the Jewish Vote

    10/17/2016 5:37:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2016 | Karin McQuillan
    ‚ÄúOn our issues Trump is perfect,‚ÄĚ declares the grassroots organization, calling on fellow Jews across the country to remember, a word resonant with religious and historical meaning for Jews. It can't be true--the American Jewish community has "forgotten," or more accurately no longer chooses to remember, the existential threat to Israel, America, and Western civilization posed by Iran and the Iran Deal. ¬†(snip) ¬†Our children and grandchildren [will] ask us what were we thinking or were we even thinking when we ignored and denied the dangers facing us. (snip) Are American Jewish leaders once again going to deny...

    10/14/2016 4:09:05 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 17 replies
    ADON HASELICHOT AT KOTEL -- MUST SEE! (translation if you need it) Record attendance at Kotel and packed synagogues around the world! Never saw it like this before! L'SHANA TOVA 5777
  • Why is Kol Nidrei considered the holiest of Jewish prayers

    10/11/2016 12:30:59 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    Chabad ^ | Rabbi Naftali Silberberg
    While Kol Nidreióa prayer wherein we release vowsóis certainly traditionally seen as one of the most important prayers of the year, there is little in Jewish literature to support this idea. The question, however, remains: why does Jewish tradition lend so much weight and solemnity to this seemingly technical prayer? There are those who have claimed that the reason goes back to the days of the Spanish Inquisition, when the conversos (Jews who chose to convert to Christianity rather than face expulsion or death, but remained faithful to Judaism at heart, and to some degree in observance too) would gather...
  • JUST ( (( ROAR )) ) [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/11/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-11-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    My Position(Plumb line) in your Life is about to take front seat and CENTER you in MY PERFECT WILL, for your hunger and thirst has been noticed by my Holy Angels observing you as a Mighty Warrior pushing through all resistance just to bring a drink of water to your King for I AM your ALL. So watch now as I open the Storehouses of Heaven for you for they can not be contained any longer as My blessings for you have overflowed the doors in such a manner they have burst open as the hinges of my mercies to...
  • The Church Has Contributed to Antisemitism, Archbishop of Canterbury Says

    09/29/2016 6:48:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/28/16 | Staff
    "The fact that antisemitism has infected the body of the Church is something of which we as Christians must be deeply repentant.The Church has contributed to the spread of antisemitism, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby wrote this week in an essay for the Holocaust Educational Trust. The leader of the Church of England referred to antisemitism as "an insidious evil," adding that "it is a shameful truth that, through its theological teachings, the Church, which should have offered an antidote, compounded the spread of this virus." Welby, who has held his position since 2013, said that "the fact that...
  • Scanning Software Deciphers Ancient Biblical Scroll

    09/21/2016 6:36:11 PM PDT · by DeltaZulu · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2:09 PM EDT | DANIEL ESTRIN
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist's storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form.
  • Martyred in the USSR: How religious persecution could happen to us too

    09/20/2016 3:58:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 20, 2016 | Tommy Tighe
    Even the most rookie evangelizer of the Catholic faith has come across the conversation-ending statement that religion is responsible for the majority of the wars and international atrocities throughout history.This comment is typically tossed out by people†who have walked away from what they see as an authoritarian structure hellbent on the motto of ďconversion or death.Ē They point to the Crusades and the Inquisition, or for that matter 9/11, and demand to know who would want to associate themselves with a religion that would carry out such terrifying actions in the name of a God who is supposed to...
  • Facebook Is Dead To Me

    09/16/2016 7:57:51 AM PDT · by SkyDancer · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail United Kingdom ^ | 08:06 EST, 16 September 2016 | Tanya Li For Daily Mail Australia
    'How to pick up Jewish chicks': Vile anti-Semitic picture shows human remains on a shovel - but Facebook refused to remove it
  • Yom Kippur Guide

    09/09/2016 12:21:36 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 25 replies

    09/07/2016 2:18:30 PM PDT · by windhover · 24 replies
    September 7, 2016 | windhover
    "Several years ago a German language scholar,Ludwig Schneider,discovered an amazing prophecy dating back to 1217 AD by a highly respected rabbi by the name of Judah Ben Samuel. I was reported that he was given a prophecy about the exact year of Israel's rebirth.
  • Florida Orthodox Jews Back Trump

    09/03/2016 9:41:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The provenance of this poll, very much Democratic, is dubious, and the sample size suffers from the usual problem when polling Jews in Florida, it's vanishingly small, yet the results are interesting in one particular regard. Orthodox Jews as a group comprise the single outlier to this trend, with 46 percent identifying Israel as one of their top two voting priorities. They constitute the only group within the surveyóincluding age, education and denominationóto identify as majority Republicans(67 percent). They hold extremely positive views of President George W. Bush (+69) and extremely negative views of President Barak Obama (-55). Sixty-six percent...
  • A Rapture, of Sorts?

    08/31/2016 5:20:36 PM PDT · by Jeremiah Jr · 450 replies
    08/31/2016 | Mordechai ben Avram
    A Rapture, of Sorts? Disclaimer: First things first. I do not believe in what some people call a pre tribulation rapture and I¬íve discovered that there is no *seven year tribulation, ergo, no mid tribulation anything. But there is a return and that I can write about. Second the word rapture does not appear in the Bible so let me find a word that is there... Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. Took: ◊ú÷ł◊ß÷∑◊ó ◊ú÷ł◊ß÷∑◊ó l√Ęqach, law-kakh'; a primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications):¬óaccept, bring, buy, carry...
  • No, God Isnít Transgender

    08/19/2016 8:06:44 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 42 replies ^ | 8 . 15 . 16 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    In what has to be a new low for the New York Times, the Gray Lady (or should we now say the Bearded Lady?) has published an op-ed piece titled ďIs God Transgender?Ē by a New York rabbi named Mark Sameth. Cousin to a man who ďtransitioned to a womanĒ in the 1970s, Sameth contends that ďthe Hebrew Bible, when read in its original language, offers a highly elastic view of gender.Ē He marshals many purported examples of gender fluidity in the Hebrew scriptures, in order to argue that religion should not be put in service of ďsocial prejudicesĒ against...
  • NY Rabbi Argues for ĎTransgenderí God

    08/16/2016 6:07:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies ^ | August 15, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    PLEASANTVILLE, NY ( - A New York rabbi is claiming God is transgender. In an op-ed published Friday in the New York Times, Rabbi Mark Sameth of the Pleasantville Community Synagogue maintains the Hebrew Bible's "highly elastic" view of gender leaves open the possibility that God Himself is transgender. Citing various examples of pronoun usage found in several passages in Genesis, the rabbi comes to the conclusion that, "counter to everything we grew up believing, the God of Israel ó the God of the three monotheistic, Abrahamic religions to which fully half the people on the planet today belong ó...