Free Republic 1st Qtr 2023 Fundraising Target: $80,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,172
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 25%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Judaism (Religion)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Haredi population growing twice as fast as overall Israeli population - report

    01/20/2023 6:54:27 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 22 replies ^ | 12/31/2020 | Stuart Winer
    My tablet won't copy this page, which I've seen happen once before, but I wanted to post this. I read once that Israel would reach 50% Orthodox Jews in population by 2040. Looks likely.
  • Archaeologists Uncover Early Christian Church With Ornate Mosaic in Jericho

    01/16/2023 6:14:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/13/23 | Joe Bukuras
    Boston, Mass., Jan 13, 2023 / 14:00 pm A team of Israeli archaeologists has discovered a sixth-century Byzantine church with highly decorated mosaic floors. The Civil Administration’s Archaeology Unit, which oversees historical sites in Judea and Samaria, announced Wednesday that the church was found in Jericho, a Palestinian town located in the West Bank, according to The Times of Israel. The agency is part of the government of Israel’s Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories, which is part of the Ministry of Defense. The outlet reported that the church is 250 square meters large, which would have made the...
  • A Second Exodus!

    01/14/2023 7:21:26 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 1/13/23 | Charles Gardner
    Pressure mounts on Christian teams helping Jews make Aliyah. Apocalyptic scenarios involving war and climate have captured the attention of the media. But rather less focus has been trained on Jewish refugees attempting to flee Russia and Ukraine after nearly a year of gruesome hostilities there. Also coinciding with a massive increase in worldwide antisemitism, the return to their ancient homeland of Jewish people from the four corners of the world is a key aspect of end-time biblical prophecy (see, for example, Isaiah 11:11f & 49:12, Jeremiah 23:7f & 31:8; Ezekiel 36:24). And Christians are called to help with the...
  • Will the Real Anti-Christ Please Stand Up?

    01/11/2023 10:37:58 PM PST · by Tzaphon · 52 replies
    Self | 1/12/2023 | Mordechai ben Avram
    Will the Real Anti-Christ Please Stand Up?Matthew 7:6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency session over Ben-Gvir's Temple Mount visit - report

    01/05/2023 6:33:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    https://www.i24news ^ | January 04, 2023 at 03:22 AM | Staff
    Israel's new national security minister earlier visited the Jerusalem holy site, drawing condemnation The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency session to discuss the recent visit by Israel's National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, which sparked international backlash, a report said Tuesday. An unnamed senior diplomat told The Times of Israel that a date has not yet been set, but the meeting could take place as early as Thursday. Earlier on Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates and China asked the UN Security Council to meet shortly after Ben-Gvir's controversial visit, according to diplomats. The Temple...
  • Four Rabbis Find Yeshua (Jesus)

    12/29/2022 11:15:18 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 12/26/22 | David Lazarus
    An in-depth look at the birth of the modern Messianic Jewish movement when a group of rabbis find Jesus by exploring Scripture. For 1,400 years, between the 4th and 18th centuries, there was not a single Messianic Jewish church or congregation on earth. Then suddenly, in the late 17th century, in a sovereign and supernatural way, the Holy Spirit began to bring Jews back to their Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). It was like a resurrection from the dead! The first event that we know about happened in a small town in southern Poland, Pinczow (near Krakow), around the year 1680. Four...
  • The Christian population in Israel is growing

    12/26/2022 5:33:42 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 3 replies
    Israel 365 News ^ | 12/25/22 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Christian population in Israel is growing, making the Jewish state the only place in the Middle East in which this is happening. Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics released a report on Christmas eve 2022 documenting the status and condition of Christians in Israel. The total number of Christians living in Israel was approximately 183,000, representing 1.9% of Israel’s population. The report went into detail, stating that 75.8% (138,800) of Christians in Israel are Arab, representing 6.9% of the total Arab population in Israel. The majority of Arab Christians live in the Northern District and Haifa District (70.2% and 13.6%, respectively)....
  • Potential changes to the Law of Return: an explainer (Aliyah)

    12/24/2022 2:08:28 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 12/23/22 | Lauren Marcus
    Hebrew-language media reported Thursday that Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu has walked back a recent promise he had made not to alter the Law of Return, as part of a coalition agreement with the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism and Shas parties. The proposition to change the law has roiled Israeli politicians, including those within Netanyahu’s Likud party. Prominent Netanyahu ally Yuli Edelstein spoke out against any proposed changes, saying that adjusting the law was a slippery slope that could lead to the policy’s demise. On the other hand, former Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana of the National Unity party, who clashed...
  • Rabbis Bring Jesus Home for Christmas

    12/23/2022 7:11:10 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 100 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 12/23/22 | David Lazarus
    We’re witnessing the undoing of 2,000 years of Jewish rejection and animosity towards Jesus, a miracle by any estimation More than 25 prominent rabbis from Israel and abroad issued a statement calling for a renewed look at Jesus, Christians and the New Testament faith. Quoting from their own sages, these outstanding Orthodox rabbis are not ashamed to exalt the name of Jesus, welcoming the carpenter from Nazareth back into the Jewish fold. More than 25 prominent rabbis from Israel and abroad issued a statement calling for a renewed look at Jesus, Christians and the New Testament faith. Quoting from their...
  • IDF, Economy & Prophecy: Three Reasons for Optimism

    12/17/2022 9:56:13 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    Israel Today ^ | David Shishkoff
    As Israel approaches a turning point in its journey from internal strife to ultimate, divinely-ordained destiny. Much of the news here in Israel and beyond is bad. Yet the outlook still looks good. What!? Well, according to these three Israeli indicators (IDF, economy and prophecy), the prognosis for Israel is actually quite good. 1. Reliable Prophecies On the one hand we see unceasing threats against Israel – militarily and otherwise. On the other hand we see repeated miraculous protection in war after war; and in the meta picture, Jeremiah prophesied that no matter what, God would not allow Israel to...
  • Danny Danon in Rome: Saudi Arabia expected to join Abraham Accords this year

    12/10/2022 6:19:52 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    Israel 365 News ^ | 12/9/22 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    For then I will make the peoples pure of speech, So that they all invoke Hashem by name And serve Him with one accord. ZEPHANIAH 3:9 (THE ISRAEL BIBLE) World leaders, ambassadors, diplomats, entrepreneurs, lawmakers, academics, and clergy from over thirty countries converged on Rome this week for the First Annual Abraham Accords Global Leadership Summit, an exclusive invitation-only event focused on new ways to increase peace and tolerance in the spirit of the Abraham Accords. Attendees included Houda Nonoo, Former Bahraini Ambassador to the United States, Danny Danon, Israel’s former UN Ambassador, Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, Vice President of The...
  • Are Christmas Trees in the Bible? You Betcha!

    11/30/2022 11:20:01 PM PST · by Tzaphon · 32 replies
    Self | Mordechai ben Avram
    Are Christmas Trees in the Bible? You Betcha!The Hebrew Sages have stated that, 'Everything that ever was and ever will be is in the Torah' (Pirqe'i Avot 5:22) they are correct. They also relate that the Prophets and Writings expand the Torah. Most people don't realize that the Writings have never stopped, have never stopped!Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened… YeshuaNotice, there are no limits on this statement.Genesis 35:1 Then ELoHIM said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to BethEL and dwell there; and make an altar there to EL, who appeared to you when you...
  • Babylon the Great Has Fallen

    11/19/2022 10:28:06 PM PST · by Tzaphon · 19 replies
    Self | November 20, 2022 | Mordechai ben Avram
    Babylon the Great Has FallenThis is an update from a previous publicationFalse Teacher(s) Update 10/12/21Coronavirus Edition 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.For by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.SorceriesRoot Word (Etymology)From φαρμακεύς (G5332)...
  • COP27: Will God deliver 10 Commandments for climate change?

    11/13/2022 12:45:56 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/11/22 | Yosef Israel Abramowitz
    Shazam! The idea struck me like a bolt of lightning. One of the great joys of living in Jerusalem is participating in the all-night Torah study sessions offered for free around town into the wee hours of the holiday of Shavuot (Pentecost) – celebrating the receiving of the Torah on Mount Sinai approximately 3,700 years ago. I have to admit that as I age, my ability to focus late into the night has waned and my mind wanders, as a good Jew’s often does, to some of the Big Issues of the day. On this particular holy night, as the...
  • Bad Moons Rising Signs in the Heavens

    11/07/2022 7:47:27 PM PST · by Tzaphon · 24 replies
    Self | 11/07/2022 | Mordechai ben Avram
    Bad Moons Rising Signs in the HeavensGenesis 1:14 And ELoHIM said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.16 And ELoHIM made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And ELoHIM set them in the firmament of...
  • Yeshiva University Creates New LGBTQ Student Group Amid Litigation

    11/07/2022 6:12:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 10/25/22 | Howard Friedman
    Yeshiva University, which is embroiled in litigation over whether it must recognize an LGBTQ student group, YU Pride Alliance, yesterday announced that it has approved a new club for undergraduate LGBTQ students "that presents an approved traditional Orthodox alternative to YU Pride Alliance." Known as Kol Yisrael Areivim Club, the new organization is described by the University: This newly founded undergraduate student club, which emerges from Yeshiva’s principles and its students’ interest for a club under traditional Orthodox auspices, was approved by the Administration, in partnership with lay leadership, and endorsed by senior Roshei Yeshiva. It also reflects input and...
  • HE PERFORMS MIRACLES!!! Israel's Messiah?? The Yanuka Rav Shlomo Yehuda | Messiah Revealed 2022

    11/04/2022 3:23:36 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    Kingdom Prophetic Society ^ | 10/27/22 | Alan Smith
    Video overview of The Yanuka Rav Shlomo
  • No, The Biblical Messiah Is Not Preparing To Make An Appearance To The Jews Just Yet, But There Is A Tantalizing Potential Prophetic Nugget Here Anyway

    10/30/2022 9:33:35 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 65 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 10/28/22 | Geoffrey Grider
    Decades ago, Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri as well as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, both predicted that Benjamin Netanyahu would be the State of Israel’s last prime minister prior to the Messianic Age. Back in the closing decades of the twentieth century, there was a Lubavitcher Rebbe, or ‘rabbi’, named Menachem Schneerson who had a very large and enthusiastic following who believed that he was, in fact, the promised biblical Messiah. Only problem was, it was not based not so much on the prophets in the Bible, but more on Jewish mysticism. In the 1990’s, posters proclaiming ‘Messiah Is Here’...
  • A Throne Set in Heaven

    10/20/2022 8:07:26 PM PDT · by Tzaphon · 2 replies
    Self | 10/20/2022 | Mordechai ben Avram
    A Throne Set in HeavenRuth 2:12 May YHVH repay your work, and a full reward be given you by ELoHY of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.”As then say in Brooklyn, Such a deal!And keep in mind the phrase ‘under whose wings…’One day as I was reading through the book of Revelation and read through this section…Revelation 4:6 Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. 7. The first living creature...
  • Israeli Rabbi Says He’s Already Holding Meetings With Messiah

    10/20/2022 3:42:43 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 58 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 9/29/22 | Ryan Jones
    A recent interview on Israeli radio featured prominent rabbis explaining that the Messiah is just about to reveal himself. Rabbi Yaakov Zisholtz told religious broadcaster Radio 2000 that Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky (who passed away earlier this year) had told him that he (Kanievsky) was already in direct contact with the Messiah. To understand why religious Jews are taking this seriously, it’s important to know that Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky was considered one of the two or three top rabbis of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Israel. And Rabbi Zisholtz says that Kanievsky and others of the mystical “concealed” rabbis had tasked...