April 21, 2005

A happy and healthy Passover to all!

From the Temple Institute:

"The festival of Passover which begins immediately after Shabbat commemorates Israel's miraculous exodus from Egypt. It is this extraordinary event that marks the birth of Israel as a nation. "Has any god ever miraculously come to take for himself a nation from amidst a nation… such as everything that the L-rd your G-d did for you in Egypt before your eyes?" (Deut. 4:34)

Turning our backs on Egyptian idolatry and slavery, we headed towards Mount Sinai and our eternal covenant with G-d. Nothing can ever change that covenant, and no force – external or internal – can change or alter Israel's destiny: to be "a kingdom of priests and a holy nation" (Ex. 19:6)."

Check out their cool online story Shlomo's Passover Adventure

Me: May we soon merit to rejoice in Jerusalem for all our festivals. Amen.

April 19, 2005

Teach kids peace...

Click HERE for a great movie on how kids are taught violence in the Middle East.

Please view and pass on the link.

April 18, 2005

So let's give away the farm.

IDF Predicts: War After Gaza Pullout

The Palestinian terror onslaught offensive is expected to resume in September, prompting the IDF's re-capture of cities in Judea and Samaria in the fall, and a re-entry to Gaza by early next year.

The IDF has given the code-name "Rainy Day" to the period following the disengagement/expulsion, which is scheduled to begin July 20 and end sometime in August. This name was chosen "not only because of the autumn winds soon to blow," writes military correspondent Haggai Huberman in HaTzofeh, "but also because of the military scenario foreseen by the army. "The army is calling it a 'security escalation' - in other words, a renewal of war with the Palestinians."

A Severe Sin - By Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi

"I cannot but consider the Gush Katif and northern Samaria deportation plan a crime."

Read the whole article HERE

Visit Sheikh Palazzi's website HERE

April 13, 2005

The Chafetz Chaim on learning the Avoda

The following is from a letter by the Chafetz Chaim (Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagen HaKohain):

…Presently it is difficult to find Kohanim who know the laws and practices of the Temple Service fully. How disheartening and embarrassing. It sadly indicates that our prayers for the Temple and the Service are merely lip service, not real or heartfelt. For if we really desired it to come, we would prepare and make ready for it.

Therefore my brothers, it is incumbent upon us to…further the knowledge of the Temple and its Service. Particularly the Kohanim and the Levites, who are most directly involved in this Torah Mitzvah, for they will be the first to be asked, “why didn’t you prepare for the Temple Service?”

Cool! Dumped Temple Mount Rubble Yields Jewish Artifacts

An historic excavation has been taking place in an eastern Jerusalem valley for the past six months: the first-ever archaeological examination of the Temple Mount.

Read the article HERE

April 07, 2005


Police Close Temple Mount to Jews to Prevent Prayer

I implore everyone who reads this to contact your Representative, Senator, PM, Knesset Member and protest this vile act.

My favorite section of the article:

"Minister of Public Security Gideon Ezra (Likud) said today, however, that intelligence evaluations indicate that anti-disengagement activists could carry out some sort of an attack on the Temple Mount. He refrained from offering any concrete examples of what led to widely publicized “heightened security” in the area, but admitted that Sunday’s demonstrators were not to blame. "

April 05, 2005

Two Hands Up Award #4

Mesora.org is one of the best sites around. Kosher thought and Torah True Judaism abound on this informative and wonderfully designed site.

Visit often, Jew and Gentile alike. And drop them a few bucks to keep this awesome site alive.

The two raised hands of the Kohain are up to bless the following site this week:


Good Shabbos to Am Yisrael!

Supreme Court Rules: Sabbath Work Laws Apply to Jews

A three-judge panel ruled today that the government's Sabbath laws forbidding the employment of Jews without a special permit "are compatible with the values of the State of Israel."

Me: "jathink?"