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  • Israel - Christian Population: Numerical Growth with Percentage Decrease Compared to Other Religions

    01/14/2022 6:06:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 1/12/22
    Nazareth (Agenzia Fides) - The Christian population of Israel continues the slight numerical growth that has characterized it since the founding of the Jewish state, but also continues its progressive decline in percentage compared to other faith communities - Jews, Muslims and Druze - present in the country. The Israeli Central Statistical Office published these data on Christmas Eve 2021. According to the Israeli Statistics Office, 182,000 Christians currently live in Israel, which corresponds to 1.9 percent of the total population, while the growth rate of the Christian population in the Jewish state in 2020 was 1.4 percent. Israeli statistics...
  • False Teachers Update: The Seven Year Tribulation

    01/05/2022 9:50:17 PM PST · by Tzaphon · 7 replies
    Self | 01/05/2022 | Mordichai ben Avram
    False Teachers Update: The Seven Year TribulationVerse in question: [Not Realty]Daniel 9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering.Hebrewכז וְהִגְבִּיר בְּרִית לָרַבִּים, שָׁבוּעַ אֶחָד; וַחֲצִי הַשָּׁבוּעַ יַשְׁבִּית זֶבַח וּמִנְחָה, וְעַל כְּנַף שִׁקּוּצִים מְשֹׁמֵם, וְעַד-כָּלָה וְנֶחֱרָצָה, תִּתַּךְ עַל-שֹׁמֵם. Vav – And, Hei – The גָּבַר Strong בְּרִית covenant... And the strong covenant…גָּבַר gâbar, gaw-bar'; a primitive root; to be strong; by implication, to prevail, act insolently:—exceed, confirm, be great, be mighty, prevail, put to more (strength), strengthen, be stronger, be valiant. בְּרִית Brit...
  • Jewish Sexuality: The Intimate Component in love and Marriage

    01/01/2022 8:54:32 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 17 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 12/31/2021 | Rabbi Maurice Lamm
    Sex is the most powerful, all-pervasive force in human experience. It may be intensely personal, meaningful, and creative at one moment, and depersonalized, meaningless, and careless the next. Much of its glory is that it can bring us as close as we may get in life to experiencing the mystery of our mortality, and because of this it is sanctified. Yet it can also be a blind, nearly irresistible force seeking wanton release on the biological level, and in this way its sanctity is perverted. Paradoxically, sex—the most chaotic, powerful, and untutored drive—can only be fully experienced when it includes...
  • London University Students Ban Jews, Whites from Meeting

    12/20/2021 6:50:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    The Jewish Chronicle ^ | 12/9/21 | Staff
    Goldsmiths activists restrict entry to 'Palestinian liberation' discussionJews and white people were banned from a student meeting at Goldsmiths, University of London, that discussed “defending Palestine”. The meeting last month, which was strictly limited to students who were “African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean and other black communities”, was part of an effort by pro-Palestine activists to use a student strike against job cuts at the university to campaign for their cause. On the first day of the strike, which began in November, an advertisement for “Palestinian liberation” was shared online while Palestine flags and banners appeared on the picket line. This...
  • December 10: 230 years since Jewish messiah claimant Jacob Frank's death

    12/19/2021 7:13:26 AM PST · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10 December 2021 | Aaron Reich
    Jacob Frank claimed to be the reincarnation of Shabtai Zvi, advocated the transgression of Jewish law, especially sexual prohibitions, and led thousands to convert to Catholicism.December 10, 2021 marks 230 years since the death of Jacob Frank, a Polish Jew who claimed to be the messiah and reincarnation of Shabtai Zvi and who led his followers into a mass conversion to the Catholic Church. Born Jakub Lejbowicz in Podolia, Poland (now Ukraine) in 1726 - the name Frank was commonly given by the Ottomans to Eastern Europeans who frequently moved between the Polish-Lithuanian and the Ottoman Empire, as he did...
  • Dip First

    12/17/2021 7:12:09 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 6 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 2021/12/17 | Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
    The Baal Shem Tov once said that he was capable of rising to heaven in a fiery chariot as did Elijah, but he would rather undergo the transformation of “…and to the earth you shall return.” (Genesis 3:19) Because through the initial dip downward—as far down as you could possibly go—you can reach much higher. So if it seems to you at times that your life has made a sharp turn downward, or that the world around you has taken a great leap backward, Know that this is only a necessary prelude to a great spring forward and upward yet...
  • Hot-Wiring Egypt

    12/08/2021 7:35:29 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 13 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 2021/12/08 | Tzvi Freeman
    Joseph wanted to raise the Egyptians to a higher spiritual and moral plane. So he arranged that they be circumcised. That way, perhaps the exile destined upon his people would be shortened. The plan backfired. Rather than alleviating the Egyptian exile, Joseph empowered the Egyptians to oppress his people yet more viciously. Joseph believed he could shortcut the Egyptian exile. We sometimes delude ourselves that we can hot-wire our own darkness. We imagine we can bring thousands more to Torah, if we just would compromise with electronics on Shabbat. Or that we could achieve so many more mitzvahs, if we...
  • Yeshua ELOaH The Holy Name Series

    12/02/2021 9:37:10 PM PST · by Tzaphon · 29 replies
    Self | 12/02/2001 | Mordechai ben Avram
    Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ ELOaH אֱלוֹהַּ The Holy Name Series2 Samuel 22:51 Great deliverance giveth he to his king, And showeth lovingkindness to his anointed, To David and to his seed, for evermore.מִגְדִיל יְשׁוּעוֹת מַלְכּוֹ וְעֹשֶׂה־חֶסֶד לִמְשִׁיחוֹ לְדָוִד וּלְזַרְעוֹ עַד־עוֹלָם׃ Yeshuot MelekTehillim 28:8 YHVH is a strength unto them; and He is a stronghold of salvation to His anointed.ח יְהוָה עֹז-לָמוֹ; וּמָעוֹז יְשׁוּעוֹת מְשִׁיחוֹ הוּא. Yeshuot Mashiach is HeFoundation From: ספר יצירה Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Formation)Gra VersionChapter 1:1בשלשים ושתים נתיבות פליאות חכמה חקק יה יהוה צבאות אלהי ישראל אלהים חיים ומלך עולם אל שדי רחום וחנון רם ונשא שוכן עד וקדוש...
  • Thanksgiving: A Jewish Perspective

    11/25/2021 3:17:32 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 5 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 2021/11/25 | Naftali Silberberg
    Login Contemporary Voices Personal Journeys Contemporary Stories Daily Life Fiction Chassidic Sci-Fi Fantasy Bookshelf Related Blogs Musing for Meaning Heaven Exposed: Kabbalistic Sci-Fi/Fantasy Dear Guad Jewish Practice Learning & Values Community & Family Inspiration & Entertainment More Sites Tools Contact Us|​Ask The Rabbi|​Donate ב"ה Inspiration & Entertainment Contemporary Voices Daily Life Meaning Behind the Mundane Thanksgiving: A Jewish Perspective By Naftali Silberberg We, the American citizenry, are a thankful lot. Our calendar is dotted with days when we express our gratitude to various individuals and entities. On Veterans Day, we thank the members of the Armed Forces for their dedicated...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Why did Amb. David Friedman, a modern Orthodox Jew, choose the Trinity Broadcasting Network to co-produce a ground-breaking series on the Abraham Accords?

    11/17/2021 12:10:06 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    allisrael.com ^ | 11/14/21 | Joel C Rosenberg
    JERUSALEM—When Donald J. Trump became president of the United States in January of 2017, it was not obvious to almost anyone that he would become the first American leader in history to broker four Arab-Israeli peace agreements. Nor was it obvious that he would be helped in this ground-breaking effort by a team of four modern Orthodox Jews that included Jared Kushner, David Friedman, Jason Greenblatt and Avi Berkowitz. It certainly wasn’t obvious that David Friedman – whom Trump appointed as his ambassador to Israel – would then turn to the world’s largest Christian television network to tell the story...
  • Sanhedrin Begins To Prepare Oil To Anoint King Messiah/kohen Gadol

    11/09/2021 4:38:39 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    Israel365News ^ | 11/8/21 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    After an exhaustive study into the details surrounding the oil used to anoint the Kohen Gadol (High Priest) and kings of Israel, the Sanhedrin is moving forward to prepare enough to anoint the Messiah from the House of David who, when he returns, will rule over Israel in the Messianic era. The anointing oil was described in the Bible to be used in the consecration of the Tabernacle: Make of this a sacred anointing oil, a compound of ingredients expertly blended, to serve as sacred anointing oil. Exodus 30:25 (snip) Rabbi Hillel Weiss, the spokesman for the Sanhedrin, announced the...
  • Male and Female

    10/29/2021 6:23:04 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 5 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 10/29/2021 | Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
    REGISTER » Login Daily Dose of Wisdom Today's Meditation Wisdom To Heal the Earth Bringing Heaven Down to Earth Be Within Stay Above The Book of Purpose Parshah Doses Seasonal Meditations Meditations for Happiness Meditations for Peace of Mind Body and Soul Meditations Meditations on Teaching Meditations on Man & Woman Faith & Intellect Meditations on Miracles Meditations on Finance My People Heretical Meditations Meditations on Torah Meditations on Moshiach Thoughts on Injustice Ten Doses of the Rebbe's Vision The Divine Image of Man Meditations on Bitachon Meditations on Mitzvahs Meditations on Healing Definitions Jewish Practice Learning & Values Community...
  • The Torah and the Shot

    10/28/2021 1:33:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Rabbi Chananya Weissman
    these confusing times, many people are rightfully turning to the Torah for clarity and guidance. Unfortunately, it is easy for those with ulterior motives to cherry-pick Torah sources, take them out of context, misinterpret them, and misapply them to suit their agenda. It is therefore necessary to elucidate the 15 main religious reasons that it is forbidden according to the Torah to take the so-called “Covid-19 vaccines”. 1. The Torah commands us in Devarim 4:15 to exceedingly guard our lives. Ironically, this is the main source for those who claim we are obligated to take these injections. In reality, this...
  • False Teacher(s) Update: The Rapture Jezebel’s Greatest Hit

    10/21/2021 7:09:18 PM PDT · by Tzaphon · 7 replies
    Self | 10/21/2021 | Mordechai ben Avram
    False Teacher(s) Update: The Rapture Jezebel’s Greatest HitI know it’s popular but it really has to go!See:EnochBook 1: WatchersChapter 11 The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be 2 living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed. And he took up his parable and said -Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I...
  • False Teacher(s) Update 10/12/21 Coronavirus Edition

    10/12/2021 4:42:48 PM PDT · by Tzaphon
    Self | 10/12/2021 | Mordechi ben Avram
    False Teacher(s) Update 10/12/21Coronavirus EditionCoronavirus / Covid-19 / Delta / Mu etc… EditionSubject: The shepherds of Israel Ezekiel 34:15 I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down, says Adoni YHVY. 16 For the lost I will search; the banished I will retrieve; the broken I will bind; the ill I will strengthen; but the fat one and the strong one I will destroy, I will tend them with justice.Every day I turn on the TV and get more propaganda regarding ‘the unvaccinated’ in the U.S. Did the unvaccinated create the coronavirus? Turn it loose on the...
  • Vatican Cardinal Tries to Heal Rift with Jews After Pope’s Rhetoric on Torah

    09/13/2021 7:19:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Crux ^ | 9/13/21 | Elise Ann Allen
    ROME – The Vatican’s top official for dialogue with Jews has attempted to smooth over a rift that opened last month when several prominent rabbis complained about a speech given by Pope Francis in which he said the Torah, meaning Jewish scripture and law, “does not give life.” Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in an effort to reduce tensions, sent letters to two rabbis representing groups that had public objected to the pope’s remarks. In the letters, Koch tried to explain the theological background of the papal comments and pointed to Francis’s...
  • "911 America" at 20: the Age of Attaining Full Manhood

    09/12/2021 1:58:59 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 4 replies
    Bible, Sefaria, Misc. | September 12, 2021 | Ezekiel, Misc. Writings and Texts
    We are all Israelis Now by Robert W Tracinski | Sep 19, 2001 | Middle East & Israel, POLITICS2021:At twenty for pursuit [of livelihood]This mishnah gives ages that are appropriate for the different stages in life.Pirkei Avot 5Pirkei Avot20MANHOODMAKINGS OF A MAN_______________________________________________THE NUMBER 20 MARKS THE ATTAINMENT, IN YEARS, OF FULL MANHOOD.The transition from child to adult occurs at the age of bar mitzvah (13 years old for a boy) or bas mitzvah (12 years old for a girl). It is at this age that they enter a life of mitzvah observance. Nevertheless, the jump to becoming a full member...
  • This Rabbinical School is Moving Into a Catholic University

    09/11/2021 6:38:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/2/21 | Yonat Shimron
    (RNS) — The Academy for Jewish Religion California has rented space in several locations during its 21-year existence as a transdenominational seminary that trains rabbis and cantors. For a while it was housed in an office building in downtown Los Angeles, then at Hillel, the Jewish campus organization at the University of California Los Angeles. But beginning Oct. 1, in an arrangement both novel and pathbreaking, the academy will move to Loyola Marymount University, a private Catholic school founded by the Jesuit and Marymount orders. The move is not merely envisioned as a rental contract for three offices and four...
  • The Magen David The Shield of David

    09/01/2021 8:01:57 PM PDT · by Tzaphon · 11 replies
    Self | 09/01/2021 | Mordechi ben Avram
    The Magen David The Shield of DavidThe Star of David is a symbol commonly associated with Judaism and the Jewish People. In Hebrew, it is called Magen David (“Shield of David”). A six-pointed star, the Star of David is composed of two overlaid equilateral triangles, one pointing up and the other pointing down.For more:https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/788679/jewish/Star-of-David-The-Mystical-Significance.htmThe six pointed star is also embedded in the Heart ChakraAnahata chakra with peaked circle around a six-pointed star https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AnahataA six-pointed star, the Star of David is composed of two overlaid equilateral triangles, one pointing up and the other pointing down.The Magen David and Pesach (Passover)The interesting...
  • Israeli rabbis send letter to Vatican expressing concern over papal remarks

    08/25/2021 6:12:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 48 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 25, 2021 | The Times of Israel
    Israeli rabbis send letter to Vatican expressing concern over papal remarksRabbi Ratzon Arusi, the chair of the Chief Rabbinate’s Commission for Dialogue with the Holy See, has expressed concern over recent remarks by Pope Francis about Jewish law, Reuters report.According to the report, Arusi sent a letter to the Vatican requesting clarification of comments the pope made to a general audience earlier this month.On August 11, Francis spoke at the Vatican about the first five books of the Bible, known in Hebrew as the Torah. The pope referenced the biblical story of God giving the Torah to the Jewish people:...