October 30, 2005

I'm laughing...

PA Campaign to Halt Israeli Retaliation

The PA Saturday demanded that the international community force Israel to cease attacking rocket and mortar shell launching sites. Arab terrorists fired rockets on Sderot and on a moshav.

October 28, 2005

October 27, 2005

Iran´s President Calls for Destruction of Israel and the West

Iran's president told attendees of a conference in Teheran on Wednesday that "Israel must be wiped off the map." Last week, Iran promoted anti-Semitic literature at a German book fair.

"The creation of the occupying regime in Jerusalem is a strong action by the ruling arrogant world order against the world of Islam. There continues a historic war between the [powers of] World Arrogance and the Islamic world, the roots of which go back hundreds of years," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared. "The Islamic nation will not allow its historic enemy to exist in its heartland."

Ahmadinejad was addressing a Teheran conference entitled "A World Without Zionism".

Read the full article HERE

October 24, 2005

Racism? Apartheid?

Supreme Court Quickly Retracts Permission to Pray at Holy Site

The Supreme Court has ordered a change to its ruling allowing Jews to pray on the Temple Mount on the Sukkot holiday. The Jews may visit, but not pray there.

Click above for the rest of the story.

Me: Funny, in the USA I can pray anywhere.

October 20, 2005

More lies

From Arutz Sheva

The Al Jazeera Arab site has accused "dozens of Jewish extremists" of storming the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and clashing with Moslem guards. The charge was made after the worshippers won a court appeal allowing them to pray on the Temple Mount between for a short time.

United Press International (UPI) quoted Arab sources as saying that members of the Temple Mount Guardians "performed religious rituals inside the mosque's yard" after the court for the "the first time in 30 years [granted] permission" to Jews to pray on the site. Mosque director Mohamed Hussein was quoted assaying, "Since the beginning of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslim, extremist settler groups intensified their attacks against the mosque. These acts, and the court’s decision, could lead to dangerous results."

On Monday, the eve of the Sukkot holiday, the High Court of Justice handed down a ruling officially permitting Jews to pray on the Temple Mount but stipulated that prayers must conclude by 9 a.m. in order to prevent a confrontation with Moslems, who usually arrive at that time.The decision set a precedent as it permits Jews not only to visit the Mount but also to pray there. Such a position has not been taken by the court since at least 1976.

Learn about Sukkot in the Beit Hamikdash

Learn about it HERE

זכריה פרק יד

וְהָיָה, כָּל-הַנּוֹתָר מִכָּל-הַגּוֹיִם, הַבָּאִים, עַל-יְרוּשָׁלִָם; וְעָלוּ מִדֵּי שָׁנָה בְשָׁנָה, לְהִשְׁתַּחֲו‍ֹת לְמֶלֶךְ יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, וְלָחֹג, אֶת-חַג הַסֻּכּוֹת. יז וְהָיָה אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יַעֲלֶה מֵאֵת מִשְׁפְּחוֹת הָאָרֶץ, אֶל-יְרוּשָׁלִַם, לְהִשְׁתַּחֲו‍ֹת, לְמֶלֶךְ יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת--וְלֹא עֲלֵיהֶם, יִהְיֶה הַגָּשֶׁם. יח וְאִם-מִשְׁפַּחַת מִצְרַיִם לֹא-תַעֲלֶה וְלֹא בָאָה, וְלֹא עֲלֵיהֶם; תִּהְיֶה הַמַּגֵּפָה, אֲשֶׁר יִגֹּף יְהוָה אֶת-הַגּוֹיִם, אֲשֶׁר לֹא יַעֲלוּ, לָחֹג אֶת-חַג הַסֻּכּוֹת. יט זֹאת תִּהְיֶה, חַטַּאת מִצְרָיִם; וְחַטַּאת, כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם, אֲשֶׁר לֹא יַעֲלוּ, לָחֹג אֶת-חַג הַסֻּכּוֹת.
16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the L-RD of hosts, and to keep the feast of Sukkot. 17 And it shall be, that whoso of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the L-RD of hosts, upon them there shall be no rain. 18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, they shall have no overflow; there shall be the plague, wherewith the L-RD will smite the nations that go not up to keep the feast of Sukkot. 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that go not up to keep the feast of Sukkot. - Zechariah


Vatican: Parts of David’s Tomb to Be Under Papal Control

An official Vatican newspaper has reported that during his upcoming visit to the Vatican, President Moshe Katsav will sign an agreement giving parts of David’s Tomb over to papal control.

Read the full article HERE

Me: Here's the offer: They can have a small patch of the tomb provided we get back our Menorah, the Tzitz of the Kohain Gadol and all our relics and holy books that are collecting dust in the basement of the Vatican. Deal?

Volunteers Join Search for Temple Relics

A nature reserve below Mount Scopus in Jerusalem was the scene of an ongoing archaeological rescue project Wednesday.

Dozens of volunteers searched through refuse dumped at the site by the Muslim Wakf (religious authority) in Jerusalem's Old City during the Wakf's construction of underground mosques on the Temple Mount.

Archaeologists have found among the refuse many artifacts of historical import, including seals discovered just three weeks ago that date from the era of the First Temple (that built by the Biblical King Solomon).

Read the Rest HERE

See what Har HaBayit looks like today

Video from Our Holy Temple Mount
בלעדי: מסע וידאו בהר הבית

Click above

Thanks again to Yisrael Medad for showing me this.

October 17, 2005

Leading Kabbalist Urges Jews to Israel - More Disasters Coming

From Arutz Sheva

On Thursday night, Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri said, "Jews must come to the land of Israel to receive our righteous Mashiach (Messiah), who has begun his influence and will reveal himself in the future."

It was during the meal after the 24-hour Yom Kippur fast that several followers approached the 104-year-old leading known Kabbalist Rabbi in Israel. A family member asked him about his remarks last month regarding natural disasters in the world. The Rabbi said that the disasters are directly related to the redemption process, which will culminate in the coming of the Mashiach.

The Rabbi added that in the near future, another wave of natural disasters will strike the world.

Read the full article HERE

October 16, 2005

Im Yirtze Hashem - a great picture


Thanks to Yisrael Medad for pointing this out to me.

October 15, 2005

Sukkot in Jerusalem, Holy Temple Style

From Arutz Sheva:

The Sukkot holiday used to mean not only moving into temporary quarters, but housing those quarters themselves in temporary quarters - Jerusalem. Some families aim to renew that custom this year.

Five families have already signed up to join the initiative, and plan to build their sukkot - holiday huts - on a hillside overlooking the Temple Mount. Jerusalem archaeologist Tzachi Zweig says that this is how it used to be done:

"We know that there is a Biblical commandment to visit Jerusalem on the three Festivals, but on the Sukkot holiday, it is more than just a visit. Shavuot (Pentecost) is only one day, and the commandment on Passover is also only for one day - but the commandment on Sukkot is to 'rejoice before G-d for seven days'. We are commanded on Sukkot to live in temporary huts, or booths, and it's clear that with the masses of people who came, not all of their hundreds of thousands of booths could fit inside the city. Many huts were built outside the city, overlooking the Holy Temple, and there are many sources indicating this... It's logical that Mt. Scopus and the Mt. of Olives would be chosen for this purpose."

The site chosen for the renewal of this practice is the Emek Tzurim National Park, on the slopes of Mt. Scopus, beneath Yeshivat Beit Orot and Hebrew University. "This is the location where we have been running an ongoing archaeological analysis of dirt and rubble from the Temple Mount," Zweig said. Volunteers have been sifting through truckloads of dirt carted away from the Mount after the Islamic Waqf perpetrated an illegal construction project there.

Read the rest HERE

More Muslim Desecration

Muslim Worshippers Damage Machpela Ark

Hevron leaders report that on Friday night, Muslim worshippers praying in the Cave of the Patriarchs (Ma’arat HaMachpela) damaged an ark in the Jewish area, adding as a result of their vandalism attack, they were unable to open the lock placed on the ark to protect Torah scrolls.

Me: Speak out against this chilul Hashem and write the Knesset. Outrage if Jews did such a thing. Silence when Muslims do it. This must be stopped.

October 12, 2005

Have an easy and meaningful fast

May Hashem hear our pleas, forgive our sins and send Mashiach Tzedkeinu immediately for the swift redemption of all of Klal Yisrael.


Great Yom Kippur LINKS found HERE

October 09, 2005

One step closer to Mashiach

MK: Gov´t Has Better Things to Do than Promote Yom Kippur

Knesset Member Avraham Poraz of Shinui demands that the government stop sponsoring a campaign promoting participation at Yom Kippur prayer services.

In a letter to the Prime Minister's Bureau he released this morning, MK Poraz wrote, "It is not the job of the Prime Minister's Office in particular, nor of the State in general, to use public funds to publicize ads whose purpose is only to encourage Jewish repentance and participation in Yom Kippur prayers. The State has more important needs on which to spend money than this unnecessary campaign."

Click above to read the full article.

For those of us who believe in G-d and His Torah... Here are some Yom Kippur resources (you may want to throw in an extra prayer for Shinui and their self-hating anti-semitic members).

*The Yom Kippur Avoda
*Temple Service
*The Role of the Kohain Gadol (High Priest) on Yom Kippur
*Kitzur Halakhot of Yom Kippur

Pretty cool - Birkas Kohanim Stamp

Issued by the Israeli Government. Thanks to Rav Yaakov Kleiman of "the Tribe" for forwarding it to me.

October 06, 2005

Today is Tzom Gedaliah

From OU.org: "Tzom Gedaliah (Fast of Gedaliah) is an annual fast day instituted by the Jewish Sages to commemorate the assassination of Gedaliah Ben Achikam, the Governor of Israel during the days of Nebuchadnetzar King of Babylonia. As a result of Gedaliah's death the final vestiges of Judean autonomy after the Babylonian conquest were destroyed, many thousands of Jews were slain, and the remaining Jews were driven into final exile.
The fast is observed on the day immediately following Rosh Hashanah, the third of Tishrei. In the Prophetic Writings this fast is called 'The Fast of the Seventh' in allusion to Tishrei, the seventh month.
When Nebuchadnetzar King of Babylonia, destroyed the Temple's Sanctuary in Jerusalem and exiled the Jewish people to Babylonia, he allowed an impoverished remnant to remain in the land and appointed Gedaliah Ben Achikam as their Governor. Many Jews who had fled to Moab, Ammon, Edom, and other neighboring lands returned to the land of Yehudah, tended the vineyards given to them by the king of Babylonia and enjoyed a new respite after their earlier oppression.
The King of Ammon however - hostile and envious of the Judean remnant sent a loyal Jew, Yishmael Ben Netaniah, to assassinate Gedaliah. In the seventh month (Tishrei) Yishmael came to Gedaliah in the town of Mitzpa, and was received cordially. Gedaliah had been warned of his guests murderous intent, but refused to believe his informants in the belief that their report was mere slander. Yishmael murdered Gedaliah, together with most of the Jews who had joined him and numbers of Babylonians whom the Babylonian King had left with Gedaliah The remaining Jews feared the vengeance of the Babylonian King and fled to Egypt.
The surviving remnant of Jews was thus dispersed and the land remained desolate. In remembrance of these tribulations, our Sages instituted the 'Fast of the Seventh' on the day of Gedaliah's assassination in the seventh month."

Read the rest HERE

October 02, 2005

Rosh Hashana in the Temple

Learn all about it HERE

A Sad State

MK Porush: Israeli Youth Are Disconnected From Basic Judaism

In the wake of the reports that an IDF commander ordered a religious soldier to unknowingly step on a prayer shawl (talit), Knesset Member Meir Porush (Agudat Yisrael) said the incident proves that Israeli youth is cut off from its own religious heritage. "The sorry incident in which a soldier was made to trample a talit proves that the youth in the state are cut off from basic Jewish values and know less than nothing about Torah and the heritage of Israel," MK Porush said. "On the eve of Rosh Hashanah 5766, it is fitting that the leaders of state understand that only if we succeed here in raising descendants who deepen their Jewish identity will no enemy or evil-wisher be able to break our spirit or harm us physically."The time has come for the education system to return to all the Jewish students the cultural keys to the Jewish literary treasure trove, in order to preserve the spiritual light of our heritage, and in order to protect the Jewish spark so that it never, God forbid, go out."

Me: Couldn't have said it better.