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  • Chanukah Candle Lighting Blessings

    12/12/2017 6:27:34 AM PST · by Wuli · 34 replies
    Judaism 101 ^ | Judaism 101
    Chanukkah Candle Lighting Blessings Please note that this page contain the name of God. If you print it out, please treat it with appropriate respect. If you do not have experience reading transliteration please see the Guide to Transliteration. One candle is added to the menorah each night. The first night, you light only the shammus (the one at a different height) and one Chanukkah candle. By the eighth night, you light all of the candles. Candlelighting Procedure Candles should be added to the menorah from right to left (like Hebrew writing). See animation at right. The shammus candle is...
  • America in the Bible Part 2

    11/30/2017 6:00:35 PM PST · by Jeremiah Jr · 23 replies
    11/30/2017 | Mordechai ben Avram
    America in the Bible Part 2 For foundation see: America in the Bible and a great sign America is daughter of Babylon in the Tanakh and Babylon in the New Covenant Isaiah 47 1 “Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called Tender and delicate. 2 Take the millstones and grind meal. Remove your veil, Take off the skirt, Uncover the thigh, Pass through the rivers. 3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, Yes, your shame will...
  • Ancient Order of Knights Reinforcing Christian Foothold in Holy Land

    11/29/2017 5:43:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/21/17 | Stephen Wynne
    CM speaks with North Central Lieutenancy of Order of Holy Sepulchre CHICAGO ( - Members of a 900-year-old order of Catholic knights are fighting to preserve access to Christian sites in the Holy Land. Heirs to the first Crusaders, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is tasked with "all the activities and initiatives which are necessary to support the Christian presence in the Holy Land." On October 22, the North Central Lieutenancy (division) uanimously approved "Perpetual Preservation of Access to Christian Sites," a resolution of support for the Christian presence in Jerusalem. On Wednesday, Church Militant spoke...

    11/23/2017 8:44:28 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 44 replies
    Tablet ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jenna Weissman Joselit
    No sooner had it become a national holiday than America’s Jews took to its growing repertoire of rituals with gusto. Thanksgiving was a day in which “all classes and masses participated and delivered the same Yankee Doodle with slight variations,” observed one San Francisco Jew in 1884. Much like their neighbors, America’s Jewish citizens prepared a sumptuous repast at home and saw to it that the underprivileged among them, especially those of their coreligionists in orphanages and old-age homes, were treated to a turkey with all the trimmings. [snip] Focusing on what they had in common rather than on the...
  • George Soros Decries Hungary's PM Orban for Anti-Semitic Attacks 'Reminiscent of the 1930s'

    11/20/2017 6:11:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/20/17 | Sam Meredith
    * Soros says he had been targeted by an administration "stoking anti-Muslim sentiment and employing anti-Semitic tropes reminiscent of the 1930s."* In July, Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a nationwide television and billboard advertising campaign accusing Soros of devising Europe's refugee influx.* The Hungarian premier has often vilified Soros, whose ideals are squarely at odds with Orban's view that European culture is under an existential threat from migration and multiculturalism.Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros is denouncing a propaganda campaign waged against him by the government in his native country. Soros, whose political views are in stark contrast to Budapest's ruling Fidesz...
  • Ancient Latrine: A Peek into King Hezekiah’s Reforms in the Bible?

    11/14/2017 7:58:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Biblical Archaeology ^ | 11/13/17 | Robun Ngo
    Hezekiah’s religious reforms sought to centralize worshipA millennia-old latrine discovered at Tel Lachish in Israel might reveal some interesting insights into Biblical history. According to Sa’ar Ganor and Igor Kreimerman, who conducted the excavations on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the latrine could be evidence of King Hezekiah’s religious reforms enacted throughout the Kingdom of Judah in the eighth century B.C.E. The archaeologists detail their discovery in the article “Going to the Bathroom at Lachish” in the November/December 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. The latrine discovered in what may be a shrine at Lachish. Photo: Courtesy of...
  • America in the Bible and a great sign

    11/13/2017 5:06:57 PM PST · by Jeremiah Jr · 36 replies
    11/13/2017 | Mordechai ben Avram
    America in the Bible and a great sign Isaiah 46 8 “Remember this, and show yourselves men; Recall to mind, O you transgressors. 9 Remember the former things of old, For I am EL, and there is no other; I am ELoHIM, and there is none like Me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ End אַחֲרִית ʼachărîyth, akh-ar-eeth'; from H310; the last or end, hence, the future; also posterity:—(last, latter) end (time), hinder (utter) -most, length, posterity, remnant,...
  • A crucial step in recognizing Jews’ ancient right to their homeland

    11/02/2017 12:18:29 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 1, 2017 | Seth Lipsky
    Quite a banquet will take place Thursday night in London to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. That’s the letter in which Britain announced its support for the establishment in Palestine of what became the state of Israel. The letter was sent a century ago to a leader of British Jewry, Lord Rothschild, from Britain’s foreign minister, Lord Balfour. The nub: “His Majesty’s Government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” Its enormous impact was acknowledgment by the world’s then-mightiest empire of the legitimacy of Jewish claims to Israel. That the...
  • How To Be a Man That Women Respect

    11/01/2017 9:15:28 AM PDT · by Jewbacca · 84 replies
    Chabad ^ | 1 November 2017 | Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
    Man Versus Beast There’s really only one thing a man needs to do to gain a woman’s respect. He needs to be a man. The good news is that women want a man. The even better news is that there aren’t many to go around—which means that if you can be one, you‘re at the head of the pack. What is a man? A man is a multi-storied, burning furnace with a cooling system on the roof. A two legged, upright, impulsive, passion-driven beast with a brain that keeps him in check. If there’s no beast—well, why would a woman...
  • He was a rising Nazi leader — until a shocking secret did him in

    10/28/2017 11:55:45 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 28, 2017 | Jerry Oppenheimer
    Fifty-two years ago this Halloween, a 28-year-old Queens native by the name of Danny Burros killed himself, firing .32-caliber bullets into his chest and head. But this wasn’t just another tragic suicide. To those who knew of Burros’ hate-filled life — and the shocking secret that haunted him — his suicide was viewed as justice served. In the 1960s, New York City had far more dangerous white-nationalist fanatics than those who marched in the deadly Charlottesville, Va., protests in August. These were extremists who had sworn to exterminate Jews, blacks and Puerto Ricans. Danny Burros was one of them. At...
  • Jewish Allegiance To God After the Holocaust Has No Precedent

    10/05/2017 5:15:42 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 59 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 5, 2017 | Shmuley Boteach
    Find me one nation that has been more devoted to God throughout history than the Jewish people? Find me one nation that has stuck with God despite pogroms, auto-de-fes, expulsions, inquisitions, ghettoization, non-stop persecution, and, ultimately, the Holocaust. Find me a people that continues to honor the Sabbath, put on tefillin, affix mezuzot, keep kosher, marry in the faith, build synagogues and go to mikveh, even after their parents and grandparents were turned into ash at Auschwitz. Find me one nation, like the State of Israel, that honors the complete rights of its 1.5 million Muslim citizens in the heart...
  • Sukkot And The Nations

    10/04/2017 1:44:56 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 10 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 10/3/'17 | Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    One of the unique features of the Sukkot service in the Beit HaMikdash was the daily offering of bulls, with the number declining from thirteen on the first day to seven on the seventh and last day. Throughout the holiday of Sukkot, a total of seventy bulls were offered, corresponding to the proverbial seventy nations of the world. These bulls served as atonement for their sins, which would ensure that they, too, were blessed with heavenly rain and prosperity. “Rabbi Yochanan said: Woe to the idolaters who lost something and they don’t know what they lost. For when the Beit...
  • Jewish Holidays Explained: Yom Kippur 2017 / 5778 - Three Great Things About A Difficult Holiday

    09/26/2017 1:56:59 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 24 replies ^ | Sep 18, 2017 | Rabbi John Carrier
    Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement - getting right with God and ourselves - accomplished through fasting and self affliction.
  • Rosh Hashana "head of the year"), is the Jewish New Year.

    09/20/2017 6:41:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies
    ...In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a sabbath for you, a remembrance with shofar blasts, a holy convocation. -Leviticus 16:24 Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "head of the year" or "first of the year." Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. This name is somewhat deceptive, because there is little similarity between Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days of the year, and the American midnight drinking bash and daytime football game. There is, however, one important similarity...
  • 'True church' being built by Messianic Jews, Christians

    09/17/2017 4:16:25 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/16/2017 | World Net Daily Staff
    God Himself may have intervened to set the story in motion. And the shocking ramifications could be a sign of nothing less than the end times. So explains Pastor Carl Gallups, who chronicled in book and film “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah” the story of Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, one of Israel’s most revered rabbis, an icon who left a mysterious message after his death that many believe identified Jesus Christ as the Messiah. Gallups recently was a guest on the radio show “Caravan to Midnight,” hosted by John B. Wells. “In 2005 … right around the time of Yom Kippur,...
  • New DNA Discoveries Prove the Bible Accurate, Despite What Headlines Claim

    08/01/2017 10:36:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/01/2017 | Michael Brown
    There was a spate of headlines last week claiming that new scientific discoveries disproved the historical narrative of the Bible. Headlines included, "DNA vs the Bible: Israelites did not wipe out the Canaanites" and "Study disproves the Bible's suggestion that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out." The problem is that the reverse is actually true: The discoveries confirm what the Scriptures explicitly state.Not surprisingly, these headlines didn't come from obscure, Bible-bashing websites. Instead, they came from Cosmos Magazine,, New Scientist (claiming that the discovery helped unravel the "true fate" of the Canaanites), and others. As stated in the New York...
  • Islam's Bizarre Philosophical Problem (An amazing contradictory statement: the Koran is eternal)

    07/22/2017 7:39:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2017 | Michael Konrad
    When attacking an epistemological structure, it is a often a waste of time to attack the consequences of a belief system when one can cut it down at the root. Islam has such a bizarre problem. And Muslims avoid it, for fear it would cause the whole religion to collapse. Islam, like Judaism, is monadic. It only admits of a hard absolutely unitary deity. However, Islam makes an amazing contradictory statement: the Koran is eternal. This introduces a real problem.  Anything which is eternal is, by definition, deity. And that strikes at the very core of Islam's claim to...
  • Archaeologists may have discovered the place where Jesus performed the “miracle of the swine”

    07/17/2017 4:40:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 17, 2017
    A marble slab was uncovered with an inscription in Hebrew that might indicate the exact location of the event. The Gospel of Mark recalls the arrival of Jesus to the northeastern region of the Sea of Galilee, the Kineret: They reached the territory of the Gerasenes on the other side of the lake, and when he disembarked, a man with an unclean spirit at once came out from the tombs towards him. The man lived in the tombs and no one could secure him any more, even with a chain, because he had often been secured with fetters and...
  • The Mission Statement of Judaism

    07/14/2017 10:14:41 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 40 replies ^ | 7/14/17 | Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson
    The Verse that Says It All A fascinating Midrash credits an isolated verse in this week's Torah portion, Pinchas, with encapsulating the quintessence of Judaism[1]. The Midrash quotes four opinions as to which biblical verse best sums up the ultimate message of Torah. One sage, by the name of Ben Azzai, believed it was the verse in Genesis[2]: "This is the book of the chronicles of man; on the day that G-d created man He created him in the image of G-d." Another sage, by the name of Ben Zoma, holds a different verse to be more central to Jewish...
  • Frum (Religious) Mom of 6 Thrown in Jail

    07/11/2017 1:31:57 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 16 replies - Chabad Online ^ | 7/11/17 | COL Staff
    An Orthodox Jewish mother of six who was barred from speaking with her own children because she insisted on raising them in a religious home has been thrown in jail because she lacked the financial means to reimburse her wealthy ex-husband $10,000 in court costs as order by an Ohio judge. Julie Goffstein and her husband Peter Goffstein had been raising their boys as members of the Chabad community in Cincinnati when Peter Goffstein decided that he no longer wanted to live a religious lifestyle. Given an ultimatum of choosing between her religion and her marriage, Julie chose to continue...