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  • Who Is Moshiach (the Jewish Messiah)?

    04/07/2024 10:06:34 AM PDT · by silent majority rising · 51 replies
    Chabad ^ | Unknown | Staff
    The Messianic Redemption will be ushered in by a person, a human leader, a descendant of Kings David and Solomon, who will reinstate the Davidic royal dynasty. According to tradition, Moshiach will be wiser than Solomon, and a prophet around the level of Moses. Ever since the destruction of the Holy Temple, in every generation there is an individual, a scion of the House of David, who has the potential to be the Moshiach. If at any moment the Jews are worthy of redemption, this person would be directed from Above to assume the role of the redeemer. In every...
  • The Concept of Tzimtzum, the Contraction

    02/24/2024 5:24:00 PM PST · by Ezekiel · 31 replies
    Misc. | February 24, 2024 | Ezekiel, sources
    Klein's: צִמְצוּם m.n. MH 1 compressing, condensing, contraction. NH 2 restriction, reduction, limitation. [Verbal n. of צִמְצֵם (see צמצם), coined by Rashi (1040–1105).] The tzimtzum or tsimtsum (Hebrew: צמצום ṣimṣum "contraction/constriction/condensation") is a term used in the Lurianic Kabbalah to explain Isaac Luria's doctrine that God began the process of creation by "contracting" his Ohr Ein Sof (infinite light) in order to allow for a "conceptual space" in which finite and seemingly independent realms could exist. This primordial initial contraction, forming a ḥalal hapanuy "vacant space" (חלל הפנוי‎) into which new creative light could beam, is denoted by general reference...
  • Netanyahu points to Zechariah 4:6: "'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty"

    01/30/2024 3:05:43 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 22 replies
    Israel's PM Bibi Netanyahu points to a sign with the verse in Zechariah 4:6: "'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty."The image is from his tweet today: I am committed to it. Our fighters are committed to it and the overwhelming majority of the people is committed to it. We will not compromise on anything less than total victory.— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) January 30, 2024
  • The Paradox Of Antisemitism And Hope

    01/10/2024 5:37:37 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 18 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1/5/2024 | Rabbi Leo Dee
    Rabbis since the Middle Ages onwards have sought to prove the validity of the Torah and our belief in G-d from the story of G-d’s revelation to the whole Jewish people at Mount Sinai. As explained by Rabbi Judah Halevi in the Kuzari, the logic goes like this: If G-d had not actually appeared to all the Jewish people, then it would have been impossible for someone to write a book that would be adopted as truth by those people. Because Jews of previous generations accepted the Torah as truth and passed it down to subsequent generations, and ultimately to...
  • Hamas killed their grown daughter in front of her 3 year old

    10/26/2023 12:57:06 PM PDT · by silent majority rising · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2023 | Jake Tapper Reports
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  • Twelve Hundred Synagogues Desecrated Judaism This Past Shabbat

    02/21/2023 9:52:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/21/2023 | Dennis Prager
    This past Shabbat (Sabbath) was a dark day in American Jewish history. Once again — this time within Judaism — the rule that the Left destroys everything it touches was exemplified. Twelve hundred American synagogues participated in "Repro-Shabbat." "Repro" is short for "reproductive rights." The idea, which originated with a left-wing organization called the National Conference of Jewish Women (NCJW), was to have as many synagogues as possible promote the idea that Judaism supports a woman's right to abort the child she is carrying at any time in her pregnancy and for any reason, that the human fetus is never...
  • What is the Biblical Definition of Marriage?

    08/14/2023 4:58:41 AM PDT · by Varsity Flight · 8 replies ^ | Robert Hampshire
    What Is the Biblical Definition of Marriage? Robert Hampshire Quote: "Think about it: Two far-from-perfect people are covenanting their life together based on no matter what they have done in the past, no matter what happens in the future, in sickness and health, and for better or worse until they die. What a beautiful picture of Jesus Christ (the groom) and his never-ending love for the Church (the bride)."
  • Rav Moshe Feinstein on Homosexuality

    06/29/2023 8:12:19 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 13 replies ^ | 6/26/2023 | Chananya Weissman
    In Igros Moshe Even HaEzer 4:113 Rav Moshe Feinstein responded to a question that concerned a husband who, unbeknownst to his wife at the time they married, turned out to be engulfed in homosexual behavior. Could the marriage be annulled due to mekach ta'us (a purchase made under false pretenses), or would the wife require a get (writ of divorce) as is standard? After a Talmudic analysis, Rav Moshe writes as follows (see here for original Hebrew): “Regarding the matter at hand, since we find that a great blemish is in essence a mekach ta'us even regarding a woman [who...
  • June 11 Rainbow Oxymorons Dulling US Intelligence

    06/11/2023 6:25:52 PM PDT · by fwdude · 12 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | June 11, 2023 | Scott Lively
    An oxymoron is a rhetorical self-contradiction, like combining the word “gay” — meaning some peoples’ deliberate self-identification with the shameful, disease-spreading lifestyle of sodomy — with the word “pride.” Another example is defining the social goal of “diversity and inclusion” to require the active suppression and exclusion of pro-family Christians, Jews, Muslims and secular traditionalists. America is awash in delusions, contradictions and double standards these days as the crazies who stole the 2020 election continue their vain attempt to conform our institutions to their irrational worldview without collapsing it into chaos. Nowhere is that clown-show debacle more ludicrous than in...
  • Should We Trust the Bible?

    06/04/2023 1:54:51 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 20 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2023 | Jonathan Sarfati
    Since Creation Ministries International is based on the Bible, the question arises, why should the Bible be trusted? How should we answer those who claim that it’s been re-written so many times that we no longer have the original? And even if we do, was it written long after the events it claimed to report? Also, does archaeology disprove the Bible? Finally, even if it is true, what’s the point?
  • A ‘Gender-Sensitive’ Hebrew Bible Translation Hit Digital Shelves. Not Everyone Is Happy

    06/01/2023 11:55:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | MAY 31, 2023 | Jackie Hajdenberg
    The Revised Jewish Publication Society edition of the Bible is the first major update to the JPS translation of the Tanakh in nearly 40 years.A new Biblical translation that eschews gendered pronouns for God is now available through Sefaria, the online library of Jewish texts, prompting backlash on social media from some who see the change as a sacrilege. The Revised Jewish Publication Society edition of the Bible, which the 135-year-old Jewish publishing house has released in partnership with Sefaria, is the first major update to the JPS translation of the Tanakh in nearly 40 years. So far, only the...
  • Oldest Nearly Complete Hebrew Bible Sells for $38.1 Million

    05/17/2023 11:46:55 AM PDT · by Ezekiel · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 17, 2023, 2:30 p.m. ET | By Jennifer Schuessler
    The Codex Sassoon, believed to date from the late 9th or early 10th century, was bought at Sotheby’s by the American Friends of the ANU — Museum of the Jewish People.The oldest near-complete Hebrew Bible sold at Sotheby’s for $38.1 million on Wednesday, one of the highest prices for a book or historical document ever sold at auction.The volume, known as the Codex Sassoon, includes all 24 books of the Hebrew Bible, minus about eight leaves, including the first 10 chapters of Genesis. Researchers have dated it to the late ninth or early 10th century, making it the oldest near-complete...
  • Netanyahu signs Israel coalition deal with anti-LGBT Noam party

    11/29/2022 9:22:37 PM PST · by Tipllub · 14 replies
    BBC |
    Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party has signed a deal to give an Israeli government post to an openly homophobic ultra-nationalist party leader. It is the latest development set to give far-right parties unprecedented power within Israel's ruling coalition. Avi Maoz will be a deputy minister and run a "Jewish identity" authority. He heads Noam, a religious-nationalist, anti-Arab and anti-LGBTQ party that argues for a strict interpretation of Jewish religious laws in Israel. The agreement has added to a growing sense of alarm over the composition of Mr Netanyahu's likely government. Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid has described it as "full-on crazy",...
  • Rev. John Piper offers 6 biblical reasons why parents shouldn’t let their kids cross-dress

    04/30/2023 8:53:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/30/2023 | Michael Gryboski
    REV. JOHN PIPER Theologian and Bible teacher John Piper recently shared what he says are "six biblical realities" showing why Christian parents shouldn't allow their kids to cross-dress, especially at church.In an episode of his podcast "Ask Pastor John" posted on the Desiring God website Monday, a listener asked about a family at her church that allows their son to wear dresses."They seem to let him choose most of what he wants to do," said the listener, identified only by the name Cindi. "We, of course, see a lot of danger in this parenting method. They were asked to leave...
  • Genesis contradictions?

    12/29/2015 7:13:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 50 replies ^ | September 1996 | Don Batten
    In Genesis chapter 2 the order of creation seems to be different to that in chapter 1 with the animals being created (2:19) after Adam (2:7). Doesn't the Bible contradict itself here? Between the creation of Adam and the creation of Eve, the KJV/AV Bible says (Genesis 2:19) 'out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air'. On the surface, this seems to say that the land beasts and birds were created between Adam and Eve. However, Jewish scholars apparently did not recognize any such conflict with the account...
  • How ‘Progressive’ Christians Misuse the Bible

    04/28/2023 6:32:57 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 12 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | April 28, 2023 | Dr. Michael Brown
    Why even cite the Bible, as if it carried some kind of divine authority, while making yourself the arbiter of ultimate truth? Why quote Scripture if it can be trumped by the latest theories of psychology or sociology?
  • Jewish parents of murdered brothers by racist Islamist-Palestinian: "Lord, we love you even when hide yourself" [Deuteronomy 31:18  "And I will surely hide my face"]

    02/27/2023 3:26:52 PM PST · by Postel · 12 replies
    INN ^ | Feb 27, 2023
    An American citizen was murdered in a shooting attack in the north of the Dead Sea, the IDF continues to search for the terrorists The terrorists shot in three places, burned their car and fled. IDF and police forces set up roadblocks and checkpoints. Kobe Finkler, 27.2.23 Murdered in terrorist attacks in one month: US Ambassador to Israel Tom Neides confirmed this evening (Monday) that a 27-year-old American citizen was murdered in a shooting attack that happened this afternoon at the Nevo intersection on Route 90, north of the Dead Sea. A preliminary investigation in the field reveals that the...
  • World’s Oldest Near-Complete Hebrew Bible Goes to Auction

    02/20/2023 7:23:09 AM PST · by Postel · 15 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | Sarah Kuta
    World’s Oldest Near-Complete Hebrew Bible Goes to Auction The Codex Sassoon could break auction records, becoming the most valuable historical document ever sold Sarah Kuta Daily Correspondent February 17, 2023 Bible open to a page in the middle, set against a black backdrop The Codex Sassoon, which measures 12 by 14 inches, dates to the late ninth or early tenth century. At more than 1,000 years old, the Codex Sassoon is the world’s earliest near-complete Hebrew Bible. Soon, it could also become the “most valuable historical document ever sold at auction,” according to a statement from Sotheby’s. The auction house...
  • 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.
  • Rise of homophobic parties mobilises LGBTQ Israelis

    11/10/2022 2:01:24 PM PST · by Salman · 16 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 2022-11-10 | AFP staff writers
    Religious and far-right politicians, who have compared gay people to animals and demanded an end to Pride rallies, are poised to enter the next Israeli government sparking fear among the LGBTQ community. After veteran leader Benjamin Netanyahu topped the polls earlier this month, he is expected to form a coalition with two ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties and the extreme-right Religious Zionism alliance. One far-right lawmaker, Avi Maoz, set the tone last week, telling army radio: "We're going to study the legal avenues to cancel Gay Pride." Religious Zionism leaders Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich have a long history of hostility towards...