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  • Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

    04/20/2014 11:21:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | April 20, 2014
    Israeli police arrested 16 Palestinians at one of Jerusalem's most revered and politically sensitive holy sites on Sunday as they dispersed protesters opposed to any Jewish attempts to pray there. A police spokesman said officers used stun grenades to disperse dozens of rioters, who threw rocks and firecrackers at them at the site revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's walled Old City. Two officers were slightly injured and treated at the scene in the brief clash, the spokesman added. Five Palestinians were also slightly hurt, a Muslim clergyman said. Police...
  • Release My Breath of Resurrection life

    04/20/2014 10:24:03 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-20-14 | Jedediah
    Do you see my children my day has already come but I have breathed my Resurrection Breath of Life in you now for others to receive and so it is as you share Me( JESUS) " The Spring Of Life " that these waters are imparted by the Breath of My Spirit in you ! So "BE" My LIVING WATERS and nourish the seeds of those I have placed in your lives for you are the Dippers and Cups I have ~ RELEASED ~ ~ ~ to those that have come to Jacob's Well for truly My Glory is eternally...
  • Did the Exodus happen?

    04/18/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | 04/18/2014 | Dennis Prager
    With Passover here, it is a propitious time to address the central issue of the holiday: the Exodus. Specifically, did the Exodus happen? My friend Rabbi David Wolpe announced some years ago that it didn’t matter whether the Exodus occurred. In his words, writing three years later: “Three years ago on Passover, I explained to my congregation that according to archeologists, there was no reliable evidence that the Exodus took place — and that it almost certainly did not take place the way the Bible recounts it. Finally, I emphasized: It didn’t matter.” “The Torah,” he continued, “is not a...
  • Israeli Institute Prepares Priests for Jerusalem's Third Temple

    04/15/2014 11:44:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    usnews ^ | April 10, 2014 | Yuval Avivi
    An aerial view of the Old City of Jerusalem. An organization of Israeli temples is preparing priests for the the reconstruction of the city's historic third temple. On April 10, at 5 p.m., hundreds of Jews will gather at the Maimonides rabbinical institution plaza in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem and start learning the Jewish laws of Passover. Rabbis and experts, including Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of the Temple Institute in the Old City of Jerusalem, the leading body preparing for the establishment of the third temple, will teach the audience the laws of the Passover sacrifice. Alongside Ariel, the ritual...
  • Five arrested for planning Passover sacrifice on Temple Mount

    04/14/2014 8:04:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Five Jewish Israelis were arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to sacrifice a goat at the Temple Mount in honor of the Passover holiday. The suspects were brought in to a nearby police station for further questioning. The goat was transferred to representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ynet reported. In the bible,a special ritual sacrifice is commanded on the Passover holiday and the custom was practiced by Jews during the First and Second Temple periods when their central shrine stood on the same site that today houses the al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock . However, most rabbinic authorities...
  • History of Pontius Pilate: his background before Good Friday

    04/09/2014 2:23:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Bill Pietro ^ | April 9, 2014 | Bill Petro
    PONTIUS PILATEHis name provides two valuable clues to his background and ancestry. The family name, Pontius was that of a prominent clan among the Samnites, hill cousins of the Latin Romans. They had almost conquered Rome in several fierce wars. The Pontii were of noble blood, but when Rome finally absorbed the Samnites, their aristocracy was demoted to the Roman equestrian or middle-class order, rather than the senatorial order. It is Pilate’s personal name Pilatus that proves almost conclusively that he was of Samnite origin. Pilatus means “armed-with-a-javelin”. The pilum or javelin was six feet long, half wooden and...
  • New Book by Rabbi Moshe Meiselman on Torah, Chazal, and Science

    04/09/2014 11:04:21 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 11/27/'13 | Rabbi Raphael Fuchs
    “Toras Hashem temimah” – The Torah, in all aspects, is perfect and complete. It need not bend or comply with any other system. In fact, since the Torah is the blueprint according to which the universe was created, other systems should be judged by their agreement with the Torah. In recent years, however, Rabbi Moshe Meiselman notes that many unqualified authors have taken the liberty of challenging the classic mesorah of the Torah to accommodate the views of modern science. The authors are accused of relegating Chazal to a back seat in relation to modern-day scientific theories. Many of these...
  • HOLY

    04/08/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-8-14 | jedediah
    My substance is eternal yet Holy in that its "consistency" changes everything it touches into eternal life that receives my promise and it is then the blessings of Melchizedek are released and "all" matter is then "transfigured" into Me ( Jesus) Acts 17:28-29 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring. 29 Since then we are God’s offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by...
  • (Pope) John XXIII and the Jews

    04/05/2014 4:28:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 3, 2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    Pope John XXIII is pictured in this undated photo. (CNS photo) The press called him a caretaker pope. Elected on October 28, 1958, at the age of 77, he was expected to warm the Chair of Peter for a few years without making any great waves. They could hardly have been more wrong. The people called him Good Pope John because of his genial nature, and few popes have been more loved. His successor, Paul VI, hailed him as “an incomparable pope.” But the Jews had a special relationship with John XXIII, and it is their love for him...
  • Are There ‘Moderate’ Muslims? How about ‘Moderate’ Jews and Christians?

    04/02/2014 7:57:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/02/2014 | David Goldman (aka Spengler)
    As my friend Daniel Pipes wrote some days ago at National Review, the Middle East Forum is debating whether one can speak meaningfully of “moderate Muslims,” with Dr. Pipes defending the affirmative and Raymond Ibrahim the negative thesis. I respect both Pipes and Ibrahim, but I am not satisfied with the content of the debate. The first issue to be settled is what moderation might mean in the case of adherence to a religion, which is after all not a list of positions but an existential stance towards life. One can speak of a moderate Communist (e.g. Gorbachev) or moderate...
  • Israel To Destroy Dome Of Rock Mosque On Temple Mount? Time For 3rd Temple To Be Built?

    04/01/2014 3:07:39 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 56 replies
    worldtruth.tv ^ | 1/29/2014
    Breaking News from the Middle East. This is huge !! The prophesy of Daniel coming to life right in front of our eyes ‘Matthew 24:15'. Many High Ranking Israelite Officials are declaring that the al-Aqsa Mosque (Dome of Rock) has to go, NOW! Will Israel destroy the temple? If they do, it will fulfill the Biblical prophecy found in Matthew 24:15 which read as follows “”So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel–let the reader understand–” “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ [Anti-Christ] spoken of by...
  • To Cook or to Roast—That is the Question -- G-d's Passover Menu

    03/30/2014 10:19:30 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 4 replies
    TheYeshiva.net ^ | Apr 2011 | Rabbi Joseph Isaac Jacobson
    Why are we commanded to roast the Passover sacrifice over fire and not cook it in any other way? G-d loves a barbecue?! This class explores the simple, literal explanations and the profound mystical teachings behind this commandment. So, if you have 52 minutes of clean-up and dishes to do, download or stream and enjoy. (IMHO it's the best way to do chores.)
  • 'Supernatural events' surround new phenomenon

    03/30/2014 12:35:50 PM PDT · by Errant · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 30 March 2014 | Joe Kovacs
    Two thousand years ago, Jesus of Nazareth was first proclaimed by Jews in Israel to be God’s “Messiah,” and a flurry of miracles took place. Now, two millennia later, the cycle is repeating itself as Orthodox Jews who once rejected that message are coming to realize the man slain at Calvary in Jerusalem is indeed God’s “Anointed One.” “Supernatural stories and events surround this new phenomenon,” says Carl Gallups, author of the best-selling book and DVD, “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah.” “This has to be the handiwork of God!” Gallups is referring to the work of Zev Porat, an Israeli...
  • Does Jewish Oral Tradition Equal Roman Catholic Oral Tradition? (Also, Are They Similar In Nature?

    03/27/2014 12:43:01 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 167 replies
    3/27/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A.) Is there an existential difference between that Jewish Oral Tradition handed down over the centuries (or even millenia from the time of Moses until that Oral Tradition was codified) and Roman Catholic Oral Tradition passed on from Bishop to Bishop until it was later codified? B.) If an Oral Tradition is carried from person to person over a period of time (from say 33 A.D. until 90's A.D. - around the time of John's death) and that New Testament Oral Tradition was being codified during that time period, is that codification different or greater in authority (given that it...
  • Noah: One of the Most Moral Stories Ever Told (Why the Movie won't do it Justice)

    03/18/2014 6:44:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Next week, the film Noah opens. Having taught the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) from the Hebrew for more than 40 years (hundreds of hours are available by download through my website), I consider the Biblical flood story one of the world’s most profound moral teachings. As I will show, it means that God cares about goodness more than anything else. Let me explain by answering the most frequent challenges to the story. Q: Why did God destroy the world? A: Because “the Lord saw how great was man’s wickedness on earth. . . . And the Lord regretted...
  • VIRTUE has gone forth, it seeks ~ its source [charismatic caucus]

    03/17/2014 9:51:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 3-17-14 | Jedediah
    Virtue has gone forth, It seeks its source , The holy and true, But will it be found on you ?! Those faithful to abide, In My presence and not hide, Those with the abilty, To drink from My cup and see, Clearly the Father's Will, To stand near My Voice and Quill, Those with the abilty to know, The understanding of the coals that glow, My pure and Holy Testimony, For these coals represent Me, And now this harvest that is mine, Is about to see and witness the Outpouring of My Spirit Divine, For all of Heaven and...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: JEWISH DECALOGUE, 03-12-14

    03/12/2014 8:04:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 03-12-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:JEWISH DECALOGUE The Ten Commandments as an essential part of the Jewish religion. Containing only 120 Hebrew words in all, the Decalogue has exercised more profound influence on the moral and social life of humanity than any other group of laws in history. There are two versions of the Decalogue in Scripture: the priestly version (Exodus 20:1-17) and the Deuteronomic (Deuteronomy 5:6-21). They differ mainly in two ways. In Exodus the observance of the Sabbath is based on religious motives, namely the fact that God rested on the seventh day after creation; in Deuteronomy the motive...
  • Nun says repair of Hebrew scroll helped deepen Jewish-Catholic ties

    03/11/2014 2:45:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 10, 2014 | SIMON CALDWELL
    Mordechai Pinchas, a Jewish scribe, hands over a megillah, or Hebrew scroll, to Mother Xavier McMonagle of the Tyburn Nuns (CNS) A British Jewish scribe has restored an ancient Hebrew scroll for an order of London-based nuns in a project hailed as an advance in “ever-deepening” Jewish-Catholic relations.Mordechai Pinchas, a “sofer stam,” or scribe, returned the restored megillah — a scroll of the Old Testament Book of Esther — to the Tyburn Nuns in a March 6 ceremony at their convent in London.Mother Xavier McMonagle, mother general, told the audience of invited guests that the three-centuries-old parchment had brought...
  • Nine new Qumran scrolls discovered

    03/03/2014 9:33:58 AM PST · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | 03/01/2014 | Giorgio Bernardelli
    They were hidden inside some phylacteries discovered during some excavations sixty years ago but never opened. The news was announced at a conference at the Faculty of Theology in Lugano. . . So there are now nine Qumran scrolls to keep experts busy. The discovery was made very recently and was announced a few days ago at the international research seminar. . . “The new discovery shows that the research being carried out on the Qumran is not complete yet. There are a thousand reasons, especially political ones, why the material unearthed is still being studied and why the the...
  • My ordination in you is Divine I shall use you to uproot and tear down,build and restore

    03/01/2014 2:35:26 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My ordination in you is divine there is nothing fractured about it as man's ordination for truly you have been set apart for such a time as this and I am moving you into positions of authority though others believe they are in control and as my spirit guides you to them Then I will speak through you disassembling their hierarchy of pride and vanity before their submissers and redeem what is truly mine for my wisdom is greater and they do not walk in the knowledge of my kingdom but their own. So watch as pride takes a fall...
  • TRUE WORSHIP total surrended abandon \o/ [charismatic caucus]

    02/28/2014 9:16:19 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 2-28-14 | Jedediah
    My courts are yours for the taking but why don't you just let me give them to thee, For truly it's with my eyes you will want to see, So open up your heart completely and soon you "will" find, Your worship was Never yours but truly mine, So won't you be like David and completely let go, For it is my spirit through you that I desire to see and know, For in each note and heartbeat that comes from your heart, My spirit will accentuate and then your "TRUE WORSHIP" will start, The worship that The Father truly...
  • Something's Not Kosher in the State of Denmark

    02/23/2014 1:30:16 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 2/21/2014 | Edmon J Rodman
    Denmark has a not-so-kosher beef with Jewish tradition. In February, Denmark's Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jorgensen approved a new regulation which stipulates that the slaughter of animals cannot be undertaken without first stunning them. Since for meat to be kosher many authorities agree that the animal must be conscious, the move essentially blocks kosher as well as halal slaughter in the Scandinavian country. "This is a serious blow to the Jewish faith and the Jews in Denmark," said Israel's Chief Rabbi, David Lau. In other European Union countries, exemptions for religious reasons have been given for kosher slaughter. However,...
  • The Double Portion of Revival " RESTORATION" your ( ( (Complete Blessing ) ) ) The Cup Of Communion

    02/22/2014 10:49:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | The Spirit that goes out from the Father ,
    My countenance is as much for you as for others ! "Come" Partake , eat and drink from the cup of My Spirit of Truth for I am pouring out myself to you unhindered as you come to the Altar of ( ( (My Presence ) ) ) , I will speak to you there and completely restore all loss until you stand restored for this "IS" My Revival ( ( ( RESTORATION ) ) ) ! Does My Word not confirm it ? Truly it does ! And I AM your ) ( ( ( Complete Blessing ) )...
  • Come To The Waters [charismatic caucus]

    02/22/2014 10:06:17 AM PST · by Jedediah
    I am testing the fruit of your humility(actual surrender) in the waters of My Virtue(obedience to my Word spoken or written)and in this washing only your true fruit shall pass(survive) through this furnace of fire remaining silver or gold for I must find my image alone in these waters that have the ability to Quench(satisfy) this Fire(My Spirit) . Malachi 4:1-2 4 “Watch now,” the Lord Almighty declares, “the day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. The proud and wicked will be burned up like straw; like a tree, they will be consumed—roots and all. 2 “But for...
  • Everything in the way Shall be removed !

    02/20/2014 6:30:29 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM with you, my angels surround you, go behind enemy lines and take back my land ! My army is rising up to take back land now that my testimony is sure in my front line(Chosen Ones)assaults( words of declaration) removing the lies of the enemy, and all distractions now shall be dealt with in their time and season of correction or removal for My Testimony is paramount as my spirit moves across the waters of my voice for you are the many waters of my Testimony and I AM sure and true to my word that I will...
  • Pope Francis to Jews: “Shalom!”

    02/13/2014 3:49:33 PM PST · by NYer · 42 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | February 13, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    He spoke to members of the American Jewish Committee today.The text: Dear friends,I welcome you here today. Your organization, which on various occasions has met with my venerable Predecessors, maintains good relations with the Holy See and with many representatives of the Catholic world. I am very grateful to you for the distinguished contribution you have made to dialogue and fraternity between Jews and Catholics, and I encourage you to continue on this path. Next year we will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of the Second Vatican Council Nostra Aetate, which today constitutes for the Church the sure...
  • How the ark changed shape

    02/13/2014 9:34:14 AM PST · by NYer · 26 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 13, 2014 | Will Gore
    Dr Irving Finkel In 1985 a man called Douglas Simmonds brought a bag of miscellaneous antiquities to the British Museum for inspection. Dr Irving Finkel, the museum’s assistant keeper of ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures, went through the curiosities and quickly discovered that one of them, a small Babylonian tablet covered in cuneiform (an ancient form of script) was a historical document of great significance. As an expert in Assyriology and cuneiform, Finkel only needed to read the first few lines of this small, craggy tablet to realise that this was a segment of an ancient Mespotamian myth, the...
  • Wings of Ascension [Charismatic caucus]

    02/06/2014 12:30:28 PM PST · by Jedediah
    OH ^ | 2-6-14 | jedediah
    My ascension is in you did I not say I would lift you on wings of eagles behold My very spirit is your strength and sight to see for I am your kingdom and it is My spirit that activates creation through the Father's will. So receive ALL I have for you for we are one now and you are not subject to the earth. Let My spirit bring you up and into the fullness of ALL I have for you in this time and season of "TRUST" for as far as the East is from the West I have...
  • DECLARE your Blessings !

    02/05/2014 6:38:28 PM PST · by Jedediah
    My promises are all yours in fullness but you must declare your horizons as Moses, praise me as Daniel and obey me as Ezekiel ( Speak to these bones) then all the scales will fall from your eyes (2 kings 6:17) that my kingdom will reveal itself in fullness and truth for truly it is already here merely waiting for your faith to rise . So rise up oh well for your blessings lay before you as you declare and I and The Father are waiting to meet you at this place " TRUST" for I am your bank of...
  • Nature as Urbane Myth: Titus Lucretius Carus and De Rerum Natura

    02/04/2014 3:25:22 PM PST · by Carry_Okie · 41 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/4/14 | Mark Vande Pol
    The origin of the modern belief that Nature is self-optimizing and alien from people is in the writings of a 1st Century BC poet, Titus Lucretius Carus. It was adopted by the philosophers of the 18th Century Enlightenment as a means to demean religion. This is an examination of the errors in that adoption and the practical consequences of the Nature mythos in modern life.
  • Yahweh’s Substance is your makeup "Christ alive" in you, surrender and receive !

    02/03/2014 6:04:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    My substance is your makeup but do not look for it to be anatomical and my atomic number is eternal never wasting away for truly I AM Wonderful in ALL aspects of this one word "ETERNAL". I AM thus an eternal constant and there is no slide rule that can measure my kingdom for I have no beginning or end to measure yet I have storehouses ,does my Word not proclaim this ?! So tell me my children is there really a need to be earthbound when even now you carry this makeup within you ?! Let me allow you...
  • Iranian Regime Accuses Saudi Arabia of Plan to Replace al-Aqsa Mosque With Jewish Temple

    01/28/2014 4:53:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 28, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Iranian regime’s Press TV accused Saudi Arabia and Israel of planning to replace the al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount with a Jewish temple.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Press TV reported, via Religion of Peace: Saudi Arabia is supporting the Israeli regime in its plan to replace the holy al-Aqsa Mosque with a temple, an analyst tells Press TV in an interview. Saab Shaath was talking to Press TV on Saturday, one day after Israeli Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel called for the construction of what he called “the Third Temple” to replace the holy site. “Al-Aqsa Mosque is currently in place...
  • A World Wide Soul ((( Shaking ))) Event !

    01/24/2014 1:32:21 PM PST · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    1-24-14 | jedediah
    There shall be a "worldwide" Earth (( Quake )) not from plate shifting but from outer space yet in this time and dimension for I AM shaking ALL that can be shaken and this does not include My kingdom or the heavenly for I AM The Rock and Cornerstone of Hope. Therefore all that put their faith on me shall stand and not fall for I AM. There will be utter darkness and then a light but this first light shall fade for it is a false light of hope but then I shall move and My light shall be...
  • Jewish Organizations Must Condemn Governor Cuomo’s Extremism

    01/22/2014 2:38:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2014 | Ronn Torossian
    Imagine a right-wing politician who proclaimed that left-wingers who are “pro-gay, pro-abortion, and anti-self defense” have no place in their state. Can anyone doubt that Jewish leaders would condemn the statement and speak out loudly about “intolerance,” and the need for diversity. Wouldn’t they issue press releases and more? If such a politician would make a statement, pressure would mount for his resignation and undoubtedly it’d make for a lot of media attention. Yet, Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s assertions that conservative New Yorkers don’t belong in the State because “that’s not what New Yorkers are” have largely been ignored. Cuomo...
  • SPIRIT LED

    01/16/2014 5:43:07 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-16-14 | Jedediah
    My augmentation is "purely" spirit led and guided every step of the way FOR MY WORD IS IN YOU , nothing lacking or missing FOR I AM THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT so do not be anxious that something is missing FOR I AM WITH YOU and will "never" forsake you and this is why I AM your Yes and Amen to all you do in and through Me! Acts 17:27-29 Amplified Bible (AMP) 27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each...
  • Did God want to 'put His thumb on humanity' as Satan suggested to Eve in Genesis 3:1-5?

    01/15/2014 7:05:50 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 73 replies
    1/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Satan, in the Garden of Eden, speaking to Eve (through the serpent) said in Genesis 3:1-5 that if Eve would stretch forth her hand and eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil that she would not die, but would become as gods knowing good and evil. Satan essentially proffered the idea to Eve that: 1.) God wanted to keep something from her (as well as Adam) and 2.) that God had lied to her when He told her that she would die. Essentially, Satan said to Eve that God wanted to keep His thumb...
  • Do John Hagee or Perry Stone support Messianic Jews and/or Messianic Jewish Rabbis?

    01/07/2014 1:55:57 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 115 replies
    1/7/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Just wondering if anyone had any definitive facts on this, as I can't seem to find any. If Perry Stone has Rabbis that he works with on spiritual matters, are they all Messianic Jewish Rabbis, some, or none?
  • Elusive Biblical Blue Found in Israel

    01/03/2014 9:49:33 AM PST · by null and void · 30 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:30am
    <p>An Israeli researcher says she has identified a nearly 2,000-year old textile that may contain a mysterious blue dye described in the Bible, one of the few remnants of the ancient color ever found.</p> <p>Naama Sukenik of Israel's Antiquities Authority said Tuesday that recent examination of a small woolen textile discovered in the 1950s found that the textile was colored with a dye from the Murex trunculus, a snail researchers believe was the source of the Biblical blue.</p>
  • New Book By Rabbi Meiselman On Torah, Chazal, and Science

    12/31/2013 5:40:08 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 10 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/27/'13 | Rabbi Raphael Fuchs
    “Toras Hashem temimah” – The Torah, in all aspects, is perfect and complete. It need not bend or comply with any other system. In fact, since the Torah is the blueprint according to which the universe was created, other systems should be judged by their agreement with the Torah. In recent years, however, Rabbi Moshe Meiselman notes that many unqualified authors have taken the liberty of challenging the classic mesorah of the Torah to accommodate the views of modern science. The authors are accused of relegating Chazal to a back seat in relation to modern-day scientific theories. Many of these...
  • LET GO OF YOUR CHAINS OF RESISTANCE ,LET THE LORD BECOME YOUR "ALL" IN THIS NEW YEAR !

    12/31/2013 11:14:36 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Luke 17:31-33 The Voice Since people are easily distracted, Jesus says that they shouldn’t get so caught up in the routines of daily life that they forget to remain faithful to Him. 31 When that day comes, if you’re on the housetop, don’t run inside to try to save any of your belongings. If you’re in the field, don’t bother running back to the house. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. Turning back is fatal for those who do so. 33 If you try to hold on to your life, it will slip through your fingers; if you let go of your...
  • How Do You Know The Torah is True?

    12/30/2013 8:39:57 PM PST · by Phinneous · 121 replies
    TorahCafe.com ^ | Dec 2012 | Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen
    If you've never heard of mass-revelation (it's not a realization of having gained weight nor an encounter with a creep in the old Combat Zone in Boston...) Rabbi Kelemen's concise class on why Jews not only believe in G-d's revelation at Sinai, but why we KNOW this to be fact.
  • A Small But Growing Number of Jews Are Questioning The Ancient Ritual of Circumcision

    12/29/2013 12:50:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 29, 2013 | Michelle Boorstein
    A Small But Growing Number of Jews Are Questioning The Ancient Ritual of Circumcision By Michelle Boorstein December 28 When his pregnant wife first challenged circumcising their son, Mike Wallach had a gut reaction: “That’s what we do: We’re Jews!” But doubts about whether the surgery was medically necessary and concern over his wife’s opposition forced Wallach to confront some questions. Can you be Jewish without Judaism’s oldest ritual? he says he asked himself. What does it mean to be Jewish? Adults attending conversion classes at Sixth and I synagogue learn about the traditions behind the ancient Jewish practice of...
  • In Our Ongoing Klezmer Series...

    12/28/2013 7:38:34 PM PST · by Phinneous · 10 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | Circa 1800 | Rabbi Schneur Zalman ZT'L
    This melody is said (in Chassidic circles...we all find ourselves in one of those all the time I know) to have been "bought" by Rabbi Schneur Zalman from a Russian shepherd whom he heard singing it. Recognizing that it was a melody sung in the Holy Temple, Rabbi Schneur Zalman asked the shepherd if he could "buy" it. The shepherd laughed and coyly agreed. The rabbi asked him to sing it and teach it to him. He obliged. After which the shepherd couldn't remember the tune again. About Chassidic stories they say, "If you believe them all you're a fool....
  • "I sleep, but my heart is awake"

    12/28/2013 7:30:53 PM PST · by Phinneous · 1 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | About 2800 years ago | King Solomon!
    In honor of the 201st anniversary of the passing of the founder of the Chabad Lubavitch movement, Rabbi Shneur Zalman, ZT'L, I'm posting one of the melodies he composed and was wont to sing. If your more used to R&B, country, or rock, it may sound strange at first... The verse is from Song of Songs 5:2 "I sleep, but my heart is awake. Hark! My beloved is knocking: Open for me, my sister, my beloved, my dove, my perfect one, [for my head is full of dew, my locks with the drops of the night."]
  • The Bible is Wrong!!! (Grammatically)

    12/28/2013 7:17:56 PM PST · by Phinneous · 85 replies
    SimpleToRemember.com Judaism Online ^ | Circa 2011 | Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen
    How can this thing be divine?!? The Pentateuch, if divine, is full of mistakes from the very first word (we're talking Hebrew here...the basis of the Greek/Latin/English translations everyone in the world uses.) How could that be? Example: In the beginning G-d created, in the Hebrew version, is actually literally "In the beginning OF... G-d created" There are thousands of examples of the Pentateuch making no sense in its grammar or syntax. So how do we know how to interpret it even on a literal level? Well... behold, the Oral Torah... The link is to an hour-long class (in English...
  • A Rational Approach to the Divinity of the Jewish Torah Oral Tradition

    12/25/2013 9:27:27 PM PST · by Phinneous · 13 replies
    SimpleToRemember.com Judaism Online ^ | Circa 2011 | Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen
    An hour-long (don't be discouraged) class with rational explanations about the unbroken chain of Judaism's Oral Law from Mt Sinai. Fear not-- no Yiddish or unexplained Hebrew terms (like a lot of my audio class posts...) Enjoy!
  • War on Christmas: Let secular culture have a 'happy holiday' while Christians have a merry Christmas

    12/24/2013 5:18:32 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2013 | Timothy Carney
    Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays — whichever you prefer. On this anniversary of the birth of our Lord, it may be time to retrench in the War on Christmas. You see, Christians have two complaints about how our culture approaches Christmas: (1) Calling it “Christmas” is becoming verboten; and (2) Christmas is becoming secularized, stripped of its true significance. Here’s the good news: Those two problems might solve one another. The “War on Christmas” is perennial cable news fodder, not only for conservative Christians in search of grievances, but just as much for liberals looking to mock conservative Christians. (More...
  • Tongues of Fire ~ Pillars of Light

    12/08/2013 4:43:22 PM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-8-2013 | Jedediah
    My gifts are "ALIVE" in you though some have forgotten, They have not died with the Apostles For My Fruit can not rotten, "My Spirit is Eternal " and Desires to renew ( ( ) ) ~ ( ( ) ), The Day of Pentecost to "ARISE IN YOU" \!/ So raise up your hands \o/ and begin to receive ! You Shall do greater things if you just believe , I AM "HAS" sent you so will you stand up and go ?! For I AM your Talent so let my freedom within you Flow ~ ~ ~ I...
  • Two nuns honored for hiding Jewish families in WWII

    12/07/2013 2:11:41 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | December 6, 2013 | Alberto Carosa
    A portrait of Blessed Mary Elisabeth Hesselblad Reaching out to the marginalized was and is one of the great charisms of the Bridgettine Order, as evidenced by an event at Rome’s Casa di Santa Brigida on November 14, 2013, when the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Institute gave two medals to the present abbess general of the order, Mother Tekla Famiglietti, in memory of Blessed Mother M. Elisabeth Hesselblad and Servant of God Mother M. Ricarda Beauchamp Hambrough. The medals were in recognition of what the two sisters did for two Jewish families during World War II. Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical...
  • Popes vs. Jews

    12/03/2013 9:21:24 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 11/29/'13 | Bruce Bawer
    J’accuse, of course, is the title of the most famous open letter ever published, in which Emile Zola, the most celebrated French author of his time, charged the French government, in January 1898, with illegally sentencing Captain Alfred Dreyfus to life in prison. Dreyfus, who was Jewish, had been charged with spying and convicted of treason, and Zola charged that Dreyfus had been framed precisely because he was Jewish. The Italian writer Giulio Meotti’s decision to give his new book the title The Vatican against Israel: J’accuse is no coincidence. His topic, like Zola’s, is institutional anti-Semitism – the institutions,...