January 12, 2005

Is Israel ready for a King?

The Sanhedrin is looking for a scion of David.


Interesting. Jews have not had great sucess with Kings in the past save David and Solomon. But the Messiah will be an offspring of David. What are your thoughts?

My wife's family actually has a "shtar yichus" (family tree with all names) going back to King David (too bad it's through her grandmother!)

Ps. Thanks to HasidicGentile (http://www.hasidicgentile.org) for alerting us to this article.


HasidicG said...


Noah Bawdy said...

One of the ideas, members said, is to climb the Mount and build the altar within minutes and sacrifice the lamb before security forces can stop them. Another, said leading Sanhedrin member Baruch Ben-Yosef, is to pray for a tsunami-like disaster on the Mount.

"In one second, God wiped out 150,000 people," he said. "Who knows? Maybe he'll help us if we show him we are ready."

Is that a prayer that should be uttered ? To pray for the death of thousands if not millions of people ? Just asking.

Judah HaKohain said...

No, of course it's not correct. No sane individual would wish that. However, the Jewish people have been denied the right to worship on THEIR HOLIEST shrine for nearly two thousand years. Non-Muslims are not permitted within 50 miles of Mecca and yet there is a mosques on the Temple Mount. The Muslim fanatics blew up ancient statues of the Buddha in Afghanistan and the world turned a blind eye. The world is also blind to the fact that not only are Jews not allowed to pray on the Mount, they have to watch as the Muslim Waqf destroys all the Jewish artifacts from there and dumps them in trash heaps.

How long more do we have to wait until we are allowed to worship G-d as the Torah commands?

Tensions are high and people can and will say stupid things.

Judah HaKohain said...

Ps. Thank you for posting. Dialogue is good and leads to understanding and resolution.