February 17, 2008

Earthquake on the Temple Mount!

And so it begins?

Earthquake Damages Temple Mount and Shechem

(IsraelNN.com) An earthquake shook Israel at 12:37 PM Friday. The only damage reported in Israel was on the Temple Mount and near Shechem (Nablus).

The earthquake measured 5.3 on the Richter scale; its epicenter was located in northeastern Lebanon. Earlier last week an earthquake measuring 4.1 was felt in northern Israel, also originating from Lebanon, near its northern city of Tyre.

A large hole opened up on the Temple Mount during Friday's earthquake (click here for pictures), which was soon covered by officials from the Wakf Islamic Authority that administers the mosques built atop Judaism’s holiest site.

The only other reported damage in the Holy Land was incurred between Palestinian Authority-controlled Shechem (Nablus) and Jenin, where an old home collapsed, blocking the main road to the village of Khufin. The village is not far from the site of the Biblical Joseph’s Tomb, which was set ablaze by Muslim vandals last week.

At least five people were injured and two homes were destroyed in southern Lebanon as a result of Friday’s quake.

Wakf Officials Blame Israel
Wakf officials tried to blame Israel for the 6-foot by 5-foot hole, which is about three feet deep, claiming it was caused by Israel, which it accuses of tunneling beneath the Temple Mount. They demanded an end to all Israeli excavations in the area.

Though several excavation projects are taking place around the Western Wall Plaza, none of them entail tunneling past the wall itself and beneath the mount. The Wakf’s official position is that there was never a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount and has gone to great efforts to erase archaeological evidence of Judaism’s historical ties to the site.

Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz issued a statement rejecting the Muslim claims. "These are mendacious reports without a grain of truth," he said, adding that work in the Temple Mount compound would be contrary to Jewish law. “Such claims are a desecration and cause hatred and incitement for no reason whatsoever,” Rabbi Rabinowitz said. He stressed that work on the Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate ramp to the Temple Mount is vital for the safety of those who visit the Western Wall and called on the authorities to finish the work speedily.

Read more about it below.

My Right Word

Dreaming of Moshiach

"And on that day His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem from the east. And the Mount of Olives shall split in the midst thereof-toward the east and toward the west-a very great valley. And half the mountain shall move to the north, and half of it to the south.

And you shall flee to the valley of the mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach Azal. And you shall flee as you fled because of the earthquake, in the days of Uzziah the King of Judah. And the Lord,my God, shall come; all holy ones with you."


saved by grace said...

...beware of the Lamb!!! Could this be something like 1 Samuel 5, where Philistines brought the Ark into the house of Dagon. They insisted on keeping the Ark there (just as mosque occupies Mt. Moriah)!
...so, if you happen to see Allah wandering around looking for his arms and head, you will understand why. Perhaps, it will be something more personal (supply of Preparation-H for muslims?). Regardless, this is another wakeup call from the Eternal Throne Room.
Acts 2:21 - "And it shall come to pass, that WHOSOEVER shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Judah HaKohain said...

Ah, fundamentalist Christians...

Before you mock an poo poo Islam, please understand that their concept of G-d is much closer to the Truth than yours.

Our fight with them is over their occupation of our Holy Temple Mount. G-d only allows them there because they are not idol worshipers.

That being said, the chickens are coming home to roost. The days of Ishmael's dominance over our holy shrines is coming to an end and accounts are being settled. Just because they don't worship idols doesn't mean they have a free pass. Their oppression of the Jewish People and their desire to wipe us out will be answered from Above (or below as it seems).

There is still time to give up your idol worship "saved." Please look into the B'nai Noach movement and learn how you don't need false prophets or fake gods to come to G-d.

Anonymous said...

I must say that you are very hostile to Christians or "idol worshippers" as you like to call them. To say that Islam is not idol worshippers is a bit confusing to me. What is it that they worship in Mecca, a black stone? Is Allah not the moon god (lower case intended)? Is Allah the same as Jehovah? I think not.

Anything outside of worship for the creator is idolatry, just because they are more monotheistic than your perception of Christianity doesn't make it better. Using that logic, satanists are better then Christians as well.

As for your hostility towards Christians, I don't know what has happened in your past for you to feel such angst towards them. I hope you have not hardened your heart too much to them. Many Jews are coming to believe in Yeshua, what are they seeing? If you can still be objective, please remember the prophet Daniel who in chapter 9 predicted the Messiah would be born 400 years after the rebuilding of Jerusalem. He then would be cut off (crucified?) by the people of the prince that is to come (Rome). Messiah's demise was also predicted in ISAIAH 53 and talked about throughout ISAIAH (Chapters 40 - 53). This of course contradicts many of the images of the Conquering King and peace maker that most Jews have and remember of Messiah. Perhaps that is why in the first century CE (AD) expectations were high for the Messiah, and why many rabbis believed in two Messiah's; Messiah ben Joseph and Messiah ben David. One was to be the suffering servant the other the conquering king. This concept is even spoken of by the Rambam. The Rambam also had written that the person of which Isaiah speaks is the Messiah not Israel, like many of the Rabbi's teach today. Isn't it possible that Yeshua is both Messiahs in one instead of two separate Messiahs?

If you can't accept Yeshua was a fulfillment of prophecy, that is your choice. Your long awaited Messiah may have indeed been someone else born 2,000 years ago. But then I must ask who else fulfilled the generations of Messiah (Is 11:1-10), who else fulfills the spring and fall feasts, for are they not rehearsals? Who else was born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) and of a virgin (IS 7:14). Who else suffered as it was prophesied as in Is 53 and Pslams 22:1-21?

This matter is one of the heart as much as it is about facts and history. I am sorry you feel wronged by Christians. I am sorry the Jewsihness of Yeshua has been lost.

I don't mean to pretend to have all the answers. I am a fallen human who fails daily but it was put on my heart to write to you today. Coincidence? Perhaps.

Where ever your walk takes you, don't harden your heart to the chance that Yeshua was who he said he was.


Therese said...

Judah - New Testament scriptures mention a great earthquake that will split Jerusalem into 3 parts -perhaps the Lord having the last word because isn't that basically what Bush and others are attempting to do? No real follower of Jeshua would have anything to do with pressuring Israel into doing such a thing!
Also, I think you misunderstand why believers worship Jeshua - we don't believe He is another G-d, we believe that He is the same G-d come to earth in human form - who else can be Messiah/Saviour but G-d Himself? Hope that clarifies.

yaak said...


If you knew Hebrew, you can see why Christians are idol-worshippers and not Moslems here and here.

yaak said...

Actually, if you knew Hebrew, you would be proven that your "savior" is not one, but that's another topic.

Therese said...

Well, whatever your intellectual arguments might be, when I received Jeshua, G-d the Father revealed Himself to me - for about a week He just kept showing Himself to me and how glad I was to know for a fact that there is a G-d after all! Also my addiction to cigarettes miraculously disappeared literally overnight, and I was strangely drawn to read the Bible (all of it, Old and New Testaments) whereas previously it was just boring gobbledy-gook to me. When I accepted Jeshua I went from being a pagan gentile living an unrighteous life to someone who knew and loved the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and began living righteously - I can't explain how, I only know that it was miraculous and that it happened to me. I am grateful to Jeshua for making atonement for my sins with His own life and bringing me to His Father.

Anonymous said...

Love one another.

Shalom Alechem.

Judah HaKohain said...

Anonymous asks: "As for your hostility towards Christians, I don't know what has happened in your past for you to feel such angst towards them. I hope you have not hardened your heart too much to them."

Should I laugh or cry? What has happened in my past??? Here's a sampling:

240 AD Origen of Alexandria writes that the Jews "have committed the most abominable of crimes" in conspiring against Christ, and for that reason "the Jewish nation was driven from its country, and another people was called by God to
the blessed election"

248 AD St. Cyprian writes that the Jews have fallen under the heavy wrath of God, because they have departed from the Lord, and have followed idols

306 AD The Council of Elvira decrees that Christians and Jews cannot intermarry, have sexual intercourse, or eat together

325 AD Conversation and fellowship with Jews is forbidden to the clergy by the Council of Nicaea

4th century AD Christian emperors of Rome decree that Christians converting to Judaism, and Jews obstructing the conversion of other Jews to Christianity, will incur the death penalty; Jews can not marry Christians, or hold public office, or own slaves

380 AD St. Gregory of Nyssa refers to the Jews as "murderers of the Lord, assassins of the prophets, rebels and detesters of God,... companions of the devil, race of vipers, informers, calumniators, darkeners of the mind, pharisaic leaven, Sanhedrin of demons, accursed, detested,... enemies of all that is beautiful"

380 AD St. Ambrose calls the synagogue "a place of unbelief, a home of impiety, a refuge of insanity, damned by God Himself"

388 AD A mob of Christians, at the instigation of their bishop, looted and burned the synagogue in Callinicum, a town on the Euphrates. The Emperor Theodosius wants those responsible punished and the synagogue rebuilt at the expense of the bishop, but St. Ambrose, the bishop of Milan, pressures him to relent and condone the action

400 AD St. Augustine writes: "the Church admits and avows the Jewish people to be cursed, because after killing Christ they continue to till the ground of an earthly circumcision, an earthly Sabbath, an earthly passover, while the hidden strength or virtue of making known Christ, which this tilling contains, is not yielded to the Jews while they continue in impiety and unbelief, for it is revealed in the New Testament. While they will not turn to God, the veil which is on their minds in reading the Old Testament is not taken away... the Jewish people, like Cain, continue tilling the ground, in the carnal observance of the law, which does not yield to them its strength, because they do not perceive in it the grace of Christ"

400 AD Calling the synagogue "brothel and theater" and "a cave of pirates and the lair of wild beasts," St. John Chrysostom writes that "the Jews behave no better than hogs and goats in their lewd grossness and the excesses of their gluttony"

413 AD A group of monks sweep through Palestine, destroying synagogues and massacring Jews at the Western Wall

414 AD St. Cyril of Alexandria expels Jews from his city

425 AD Jews are required by law to observe Christian feasts and fasts and to listen to sermons designed to persuade them to convert

442 AD The synagogue in Constantinople is turned into a church

529-553 AD The Code of the emperor Justinian decrees that in Christian Byzantine society Jews cannot read their sacred books in Hebrew in their synagogues, and the Mishnah and other rabbinic interpretations are banned

538 AD The Third Synod of Orléans decrees that Jews cannot show themselves in the streets during Passover Week

591 AD Pope St. Gregory the Great decrees that Jews are not to be forced into baptism "lest they return to their former superstition and die the worse for having been born again"

600 AD Pope St. Gregory the Great decrees that Jews should not have excessive freedom, but also "in no way should they suffer a violation of their rights"

681 AD The Synod of Toledo orders the burning of the Talmud and other books

768 AD Pope Stephen IV decries ownership of hereditary estates by "the Jewish people, ever rebellious against God and derogatory of our rites"

830 AD Agobard, Archbishop of Lyons, writes anti-Jewish pamphlets in which he refers to Jews as "sons of darkness"

937 AD Pope Leo VII encourages his newly appointed archbishop of Mainz to expel all Jews who refuse to be baptized

c. 1010-1020 AD In Rouen, Orléans, Limoges, Mainz, and probably also in Rome, Jews are converted by force, massacred, or expelled

1050 AD The Synod of Narbonne decrees that Christians are not permitted to live in Jewish homes

1070 AD Pope Alexander II warns the bishops of Spain to prevent violence against the Jews because, unlike the Saracens, they "are prepared to live in servitude"

1078 AD The Synod of Gerona decrees that Jews must pay the same taxes as Christians to support the church

1081 AD Pope Gregory VII writes to King Alphonso of Spain telling him that if he allows Jews to be lords over Christians, he is oppressing the Church and exalting "the Synagogue of Satan"

1084 AD Rüdiger, bishop of Speyer, grants the Jews a charter allowing them to keep Christian servants and serfs, own fields and vineyards, and carry arms

1096 AD Massacres of Jews takes place in the First Crusade, destroying entire Jewish communities in Mainz, Speyer, Worms, Cologne and other cities. The Jewish chronicler reports: "The enemies stripped them naked and dragged them off, granting quarter to none, save those few who accepted baptism. The number of the slain was eight hundred in these two days." The chronicler Guibert de Nogent reports that the Rouen Crusaders said: "We desire to go and fight God's enemies in the East; but we have before our eyes certain Jews, a race more inimical to God than any other"

1182 AD Jews are expelled from France, all their property is confiscated, and Christians' debts to them are cancelled with the payment of one-fifth of their value to the treasury

1190 AD The Third Crusade, led by Richard the Lion-Heart, stirs anti-Jewish fervor and results in the mass suicide of the York Jews in Clifford's Tower on March 16

1198 AD Jews are allowed to return to France

1199 AD Pope Innocent III decrees that Jews are to be allowed to worship in their synagogues, they are not to be coerced into baptism, and that Jewish cemeteries are not to be mutilated

1215 AD The Fourth Lateran Council decrees that Jews are to wear distinctive clothing, and on the three days before Easter they are not to go out in public

1222 AD The Council of Oxford prohibits the construction of new synagogues

1227 AD The Council of Narbonne orders Jews to wear a round patch

1230 AD Jews in France are forbidden to lend money on interest

1234 AD The Council of Arles orders Jews to wear a round patch

1235 AD Thirty-four Jews are burned to death in Fulda on a blood-libel charge

1246 AD The Council of Béziers orders Jews to wear a round patch

1247 AD Pope Innocent IV defends the Jews: "they are wrongly accused of partaking of the heart of a murdered child at the Passover... Whenever a corpse is found somewhere, it is to the Jews that the murder is wickedly imputed. They are persecuted on the pretext of such fables... they are deprived of trial and of regular judgment; in mockery of all justice, they are stripped of their belongings, starved, imprisoned and tortured"

1254 AD The Council of Albi orders Jews to wear a round patch

1260 AD The Council of Arles orders Jews to wear a round patch, but not when traveling

1267 AD The Synod of Vienna decrees that Christians cannot attend Jewish ceremonies, and Jews cannot dispute with simple Christian people about the Catholic religion

1267 AD The Synod of Breslau decrees compulsory ghettos for Jews

1267 AD Pope Clement IV instructs the Franciscans and Dominicans to deal with the "new Christians" who had reverted to Judaism

c. 1270 AD St. Thomas Aquinas writes that the Jews sin more in their unbelief than do pagans because they have abandoned the way of justice "after knowing it in some way"

1272 AD Pope Gregory X defends the Jews: "It happens sometimes that Christians lose their children and that the enemies of the Jews accuse them of having kidnaped and killed these children in order to offer sacrifices with their heart and blood, and it also happens that the parents themselves, or other Christians who are enemies to the Jews, hide the children and attack the Jews, demanding of them, as ransom, a certain sum of money, on the entirely false pretext that these children had been kidnaped and killed by the Jews"

1275 AD Jews in England are forbidden to lend money on interest

1279 AD The Synod of Ofen decrees that Christians cannot sell or rent real estate to Jews

1283 AD Jews in France are forbidden to live in the countryside

1284 AD The Council of Nîmes orders Jews to wear a round patch

1289 AD The Council of Vienna orders Jews to wear a round patch

1290 AD Jews are expelled from England and southern Italy

1294 AD Jews in France are restricted to special quarters of the cities

1294 AD Jews are expelled from Bern

1298 AD The Jews of Röttingen, charged with profaning the Host, are massacred and burned down to the last one

1320 AD The "Shepherds' Crusade." A Christian chronicler records: "The shepherds laid siege to all the Jews who had come from all sides to take refuge... the Jews defended themselves heroically... but their resistance served no purpose, for the shepherds slaughtered a great number of the besieged Jews by smoke and by fire... The Jews, realizing that they would not escape alive, preferred to kill themselves... They chose one of their number (and) this man put some five hundred of them to death, with their consent. He then descended from the castle tower with the few Jewish children who still remained alive... They killed him by quartering. They spared the children, whom they made Catholics by baptism"

1326 AD The Council of Avignon orders Jews to wear a round patch, but not when traveling

1345 AD King John authorizes his subjects in Liegnitz and Breslau to destroy the Jewish cemeteries in order to use the tombstones to repair the city walls

1347-1350 AD During the Black Death, Jews are accused of poisoning wells in order to overthrow Christendom, and many thousands of Jews are killed. Pope Clement VI defends the Jews against these charges

1350 AD Jews are expelled from many parts of Germany

1367 AD Jews are expelled from Hungary

1368 AD The Council of Vabres orders Jews to wear a round patch

1381 AD Jews are expelled from Strasbourg

1394 AD The expulsion of Jews from France, begun in 1306, is completed with an edict promulgated on the Jewish Day of Atonement

1420 AD Jews are expelled from Mainz by the archbishop

1421 AD Jews are expelled from Austria

1424 AD Jews are expelled from Fribourg and Zurich

c. 1425 AD Pope Martin V denounces anti-Jewish preaching and forbids the forced baptism of Jewish children under the age of twelve

1426 AD Jews are expelled from Cologne

1432 AD Jews are expelled from Saxony

1434 AD The Council of Basel decrees that Jews cannot obtain academic degrees

1435 AD King Alfonso orders the Jews of Sicily to attach a round patch to their clothing and over their shops

1438 AD Jews are expelled from Mainz by the town councilors

1439 AD Jews are expelled from Augsburg

1453 AD Jews are expelled from Wurzburg

1454 AD Jews are expelled from Breslau

1456 AD Pope Callistus III bans all social communication between Christians and Jews

1462 AD Jews are expelled from Mainz following a conflict between two candidates for the archepiscopal seat

1467 AD Jews are expelled from Tlemcen

1471 AD Jews are expelled from Mainz by the archbishop

1475 AD The entire Jewish community in Trent, northern Italy, is put to death on the allegation that it had murdered a boy for religious purposes

1485 AD Jews are expelled from Warsaw and Cracow

1492 AD After forcing many Jews to be baptized and then referring to them as Marranos (swine), and after an Inquisition in which some 700 Marranos were burnt at the stake for showing signs of "Jewish" taint, Spain expels all Jews from the country

1497 AD Jews are expelled from Portugal

1519 AD Jews are expelled from Regensburg

1553 AD Cardinal Carafa instigates a public burning of copies of the Talmud and other Jewish religious works in a square in Rome

1555-1559 AD Pope Paul IV restricts Jews to ghettos and decrees that they are to wear distinctive headgear

1566-1572 AD Pope St. Pius V expels Jews from the Papal States, allowing some to remain in Rome's ghettos and in Ancona for commercial reasons

1592-1605 AD Pope Clement VIII includes a ban on all Jewish books in the expanded Index of Forbidden Books

1826 AD Pope Leo XII decrees that Jews are to be confined to ghettos and their property is to be confiscated

1858 AD Edgardo Mortara, 6-year old son of a Jewish family in Bologna, is abducted by the papal police and brought to Rome. He had been secretly baptized five years earlier by a domestic servant who thought he was about to die. The parents try to get the boy back, and there is a universal outcry, but Pope Pius IX rejects all petitions submitted to him

1904 AD In an interview with Zionist leader Theodor Hertzl, Pope St. Pius X says: "I know, it is disagreeable to see the Turks in possession of our Holy Places. We simply have to put up with it. But to sanction the Jewish wish to occupy these sites, that we cannot do... The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people... If you go to Palestine and your people settle there, you will find us clergy and churches ready to baptize you all"

1919 AD Newly independent Poland passes a law making Sunday a compulsory day of rest in Poland. The law is intended to force Jews to observe the Christian sabbath in addition to their own

1921 AD Speaking for Pope Benedict XV, a Vatican spokesman informed representatives of the Zionist Movement htat they did not wish to assist "the Jewish race, which is permeated with a revolutionary and rebellious spirit" to gain control over the Holy Land

1925 AD at a conference of Catholic academicians in Innsbruck, Austria, Bishop Sigismund Waitz calls the Jews an "alien people" who had corrupted England, France, Italy, and especially America

1933 AD In a series of Advent sermons, Cardinal Faulhaber of Munich defends the Old Testament against Nazi attacks but emphasizes that it is not his intention to defend contemporary Jewry, saying that a distinction has to be drawn between Jews living before and after the crucifixion of Jesus

1933 AD In a pastoral letter on January 23, Bishop Johannes Maria Gföllner of Linz, Austria, declares that while the radical anti-Semitism preached by Nazism is completely incompatible with Christianity, it is the right and duty of Christians to fight and break the harmful influences of Jewry in all areas of modern cultural life. The Austrian episcopate condemns the letter in December for causing racial hatred and conflict

1933-1939 AD The general consensus among the Catholic papers in Poland is that Jewish influence should be reduced in all areas of life, that the Polish and Jewish communities should be separated as much as possible, and that the most desirable option is mass emigration of the Jews from Poland. St. Maximilian Kolbe is an active promoter of antisemitic literature

1935-1936 AD The Polish Catholic Church gives full support to a government policy encouraging Jewish emigration from Poland

1936 AD Cardinal August Hlond, the primate of Poland, issues a pastoral letter, stating: "I warn you against that ethical attitude that is fundamentally and uncompromisingly anti-Jewish. It is contradictory to Catholic ethics. It is permissible to love your nation more than others, but it is not permissible to hate anyone. Not even the Jews... You should close yourselves to the harmful influence of Jewry... But you may not attack Jews, beat them, hurt them, slander them. In a Jew you should also respect and love a human being and your neighbor"

1937 AD Austrian bishop Alois Hudal publishes a book defending Nazi racial ideology, supporting laws preventing a flood of Jewish immigrants, and criticizing the "Jewish" press for playing off Austrians against Germans. His book receives the support of Archbishop (later Cardinal) Theodor Innitzer of Vienna

1938 AD In a speech before Belgian pilgrims, Pope Pius XI denounces antisemitism and says: "Spiritually we are all Semites." His comments are reported in various newspapers but not in the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano

1939 AD Josef Tiso, a Catholic priest with a doctorate in theology, became president of independent Slovakia. An extremist hater of Jews, he allied Slovakia with Nazi Germany and, with strong objections from the Vatican, deported most Slovakian Jews to their deaths in the camps. He declared: "It is a Christian action to expel the Jews, because it is for the good of the people, which is thus getting rid of its pests." Monsignor Tiso was executed after the war as a war criminal

1941-1945 AD The "Final Solution" takes place in Nazi-occupied Europe. This Holocaust, the killing of some six million Jews, "happened in the 'heartland' of Western Christian Europe... It happened with the passive acquiescence or active collaboration of most European Christians, and no decisive protest from church leadership, Catholic or protestant" (Rosemary Radford Ruether)

1941 AD In Croatia, Bishop Ivan Saric of Sarajevo appropriates Jewish property for his own use. His diocesan newspaper declares that "Jewish greed increases. The Jews have led Europe and the world towards disaster, moral and economic disaster. Their appetite grows till only domination of the whole world will satisfy it." Bishop Aksamovic of Djakovic teaches that "today it is the sacred duty of every citizen to prove his Aryan origins." Meanwhile, Archbishop Aloys Stepinac of Zagreb preaches in a sermon that "it is forbidden to exterminate Gypsies and Jews because they are said to belong to an inferior race"

1941 AD Provost Bernard Lichtenberg of Berlin's St. Hedwig Cathedral publicly declares that he will include Jews in his daily prayers. On October 23 he is arrested and sent to Dauchau, but dies on the way

1941 AD The German Bishops' Conference issues a pastoral letter secretly distributed and read from all pulpits. It outlines in detail the Nazi assault on the Catholic Church, but makes no mention of the Jews

1941 AD In Operational Situation Report USSR No. 54, the German Einsatzgruppen A reports from Kaunas, Lithuania: "The attitude of the Church regarding the Jewish question is, in general, clear. In addition, Bishop Brisgys has forbidden all clergymen to help Jews in any form whatsoever. He rejected several Jewish delegations who approached him personally and asked for his intervention with the German authorities. In the future he will not meet with any Jews at all"

1942 AD The French Assembly of Cardinals and Archbishops sends a letter to Marshal Pétain, head of the Vichy government, protesting against the mass arrests and cruel treatment of the French Jews

1942 AD Protest against the persecution of Dutch Jews is read from the pulpit of all churches in Holland

1942 AD In August and September, messages to be read out in their churches protesting the deportation of Jews from France are written by Archbishop Saliège of Toulouse, Bishop Théas of Montauban, Bishop Delay of Marseilles, Cardinal Gerlier of Lyon, Bishop Vanstenbergher of Bayonne, and Archbishop Moussaron of Albi

1942 AD Great Britain, the Polish Government-in-exile, Brazil, the United States, and Uruguay press Pope Pius XII to condemn the Nazi treatment of Jews. The Pope responds to this international appeal with his Christmas radio address, but does not specifically mention the Jews

1942-1945 AD Cardinal Adolf Bertram, Archbishop of Breslau and head of the German Bishops' Conference, opposes all public protest against the deportation and massacre of the Jews. He maintains a cordial relationship with Hitler, and in May 1945 he orders requiem masses for Hitler be offered in all his parishes

1943 AD At their annual meeting in Fulda, the German Catholic bishops debate whether to speak out about the Holocaust and confront Hitler with a direct accusation. They decide not to do so

1943 AD Slovakia's Catholic Bishops protest the deportation of Jews in a pastoral letter read in Latin from the pulpits. Many priests refuse to read it or insert their own negative comments

1945 AD Addressing the College of Cardinals after the end of the European war, Pope Pius XII speaks of the hundreds of priests and religious who died in Nazi concentration camps, but makes no mention of the Jews

Judah HaKohain said...

Therese: Glad Yushke got you off cigarettes. Now if he could just get you away from idol worship...

You are still a pagan if you believe Jesus is G-d or the son of G-d. It is blasphemy and idol worship in its purest sense.

You need to wake up and come back to G-d.

Therese said...

Dear brother Judah - I feel deeply the horror and wrong of these sins and crimes perpetrated against the Jewish people in the name of Jesus Christ, and in His name I categorically and unreservedly condemn and denounce these crimes and ask undeserved forgiveness of the Jewish people, whom Jesus loves, His own brethren and whom I also love. I pray the Lord to bless and keep you and to make His face shine upon you - may His glory return to Israel and may He protect His beloved chosen people, the apple of His eye. We were so very horribly wrong, will you please forgive us? How can it be possible to even begin to make up to you so much unspeakable suffering?

Therese said...

Dear brother - I understand how you would think it is idol worship to believe in the Son of G-d. However, I believe the Lord is One, just as He says. But how is it possible for mere man to really understand Him? Who is the Ruach Hakodesh? Is He not also G-d? My limited fleshly human mind attempts to understand an infinite spiritual G-d by considering that there is One G-d, in three forms/functions. I believe the scriptures:

"Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One . . . . He said to me, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father. Ask of me and I will make the nations your possession . . . . Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him." Psalm 2

Judah HaKohain said...

"We were so very horribly wrong, will you please forgive us? How can it be possible to even begin to make up to you so much unspeakable suffering?"

Therese: I cannot and will not forgive. Millions of Jews were slaughtered and tortured in your god's name. Not only is Christianity accountable to them, but to all the billions of potential offspring that were denied life. It amazes me how "sacred" the life of an unborn fetus is to Christians, but the life of a Jew is worth nothing.

G-d told Abraham that he would curse those who curse him and his children. There is too much blood on the hands on Christendom to ever be absolved.

"I understand how you would think it is idol worship to believe in the Son of G-d. However, I believe the Lord is One, just as He says. But how is it possible for mere man to really understand Him? Who is the Ruach Hakodesh? Is He not also G-d?"

The Ruach Hakodesh is a perception of G-d on earth. G-d is not divisible and certainly not human. We are all G-d's "sons" because He created us in His image with love. You throw around scripture to validate your warped theology. Did it ever occur to you that Scripture is Jewish and we have the true meaning? What would you say if someone from, say China, got a hold of the US Bill of Rights and started telling us what it actually meant. You know what... let's do just that.

I posit that the US Bill of Rights is a document that espouses nudism. It is a clear document that deals with what, if any, clothes a person should wear. Here goes:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a REDRESS of grievances.

Amendment II
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and BEAR ARMS (read: bare arms), shall not be inFRINGED.

Amendment III
No soldier SHAWL (it actually says “shall,” but I will tweak the actual meaning), in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV
The right of the PEOPLE TO BE SECURE IN THEIR PERSONS (ie. Naked), houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or NAVAL forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VII
In SUITS at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Sounds ridiculous, no? Yet, that is exactly what Christians do to OUR writings. You tweak, misread, change and misinterpret countless writings to back up your claims about the divinity of Jesus. Think about it.

Therese said...

Dear friend (I am still your friend even if you hate me) - I want you to know that if I were some kind of church leader or "pope" I would publicly and officially denounce, renounce, repudiate, condemn, invalidate, and burn or recycle into toilet paper all the anti-semitic writings of "christianity", I would repent in sackcloth and ashes in front of the whole world and ask the forgiveness of G-d and the Jewish people and officially declare that the Jews are G-d's chosen people, beloved by Him and to be treasured by the church.

I worked for seven years in a Jewish health care facility and got to know many wonderful Jewish people quite well - hearts of gold. Once I was spat upon by a Jewish Holocaust survivor, a patient, (in the face)- I was angry for a little while, feeling so insulted, so unjustly repaid for all my efforts to help this man, to show kindness and comfort. I have also been punched, kicked, scratched and bitten by others of my dear Jewish patients, but I forgave them all and it never even occurred to me to hold all Jews responsible forever. A very tiny and feeble analogy I know, but perhaps you can draw from it just a little?

As I recall, G-d forgave the children of Israel many times when they sinned against Him, did He not?

If a composer writes a heart-wrentchingly beautiful piece of music and it falls into the hands of a heartless, soul-less bunch of amateur musicians who proceed to completely desecrate and botch the music, we wouldn't blame the composer and write off all musicians everywhere and forever, would we?

The truth is that of all the people who have ever called themselves Christians, very few of them actually were - always just a remnant. You are right to distrust most of us - but I hope you will keep a little room in your heart for the exceptions, and not hold the sins of the past or present against those Christians who abhor them.

The Lord bless and keep you.

Therese said...

Dear brother Judah - I appreciate your forthright honesty and for taking the time to answer my comments - it's a privilege to dialogue with you. I thought about what you said about the scriptures belonging to the Jews and therefore you are more likely to interpret them correctly - on the one hand you have a point, perhaps you should be able to interpret them better, however, on the other hand, I can read too and I have a mind and a heart that loves G-d and His Word, so as long as I'm reading a faithful translation, why shouldn't I be able to understand just as well as any Jewish person? In fact, what I have discovered is that when I lay aside intellectual acrobatics and preconceived ideas, and simply allow the scriptures themselves to speak to me, that for the most part it simply means what it says, but when deeper meaning is needed, or my eyes need to be opened, the Ruach Hakodesh gives me revelation or illumination of them (but only when I have laid aside my own thoughts and am receptive to His). For example,

"Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name and the name of his son? Tell me if you know!" Proverbs 30:4

This is clearly (to me at least) talking about the Living God who created heaven and earth and his son, it simply means what it says -and furthermore the instruction or command is given to tell you his name if I know - and I do know, so I'll tell you - His name is Jeshua.

I remember you asked a very good question on the blog that led me to your blog, "If Jeshua is the Messiah, where is the fulfillment?" The answer is simply that His plan has always been to usher in the kingdom of G-d from Israel, with the Jews as His "priestly nation" - (He sort of "can't" do it without you because you are the people He has chosen and prepared for the job)and when the Jews did not recognize the Messiah 2000 years ago, He gave the good news of salvation and atonement for sins to the gentiles to "hold onto" for a time until the Jews were prepared and ready to receive it back again (and also as an opportunity for us gentiles to receive His mercy). What most Christians don't realize is that the times of the gentiles are pretty much coming to an end, the torch of G-d's glory is being passed back to the Jews and Israel - we did such a terrible job of portraying the Messiah to the world (biggest understatement in recorded history), He is about to "spew" most of the "church" out of His mouth - so please hurry and take the torch - you (being Jewish) will do a much better job of showing the world what Jeshua is really like! And then the Messiah will at last be able to usher in His Kingdom! Hallelujah!

When I meet a Jewish person, the consciousness that they probably associate me with those awful atrocities committed against the Jewish people, is like a dagger in my heart - please be kind and take the dagger out, by forgiving - it doesn't mean pretending it never happened, but at least don't hold it against me anymore - don't hate me for things done by a bunch of hateful, heartless, ignorant, bigoted barbarians who blasphemously used the name of Jesus to conveniently but very erroneously justify their own wicked, evil tendencies. But maybe I'm asking the impossible?

Anyhow, dear Jewish friend, I suppose we could discuss these things for a very long time - you go ahead and have the last word if you wish to respond, and I pray I'll get to meet you and your loved ones in Jerusalem when the Messiah comes - whether for the first time or the second, so long as He comes soon - I'm sure we can at least agree that this world is hardly fit to live in the way things are.

All the best to you and yours.

Therese said...

May G-d forgive me for so blithely implying that it doesn't matter if the Messiah is coming for the first or second time, and for neglecting to warn you of the seriousness of refusing His offer of salvation, out of my own sheer indolence! It matters! It matters! Because when He comes, He comes to destroy those who reject Him and the atoning blood of His sacrifice! We cannot be saved by our own righteousness - "All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags . . ." (Isaiah 64:6) Why? Because even our righteousness is polluted, tainted, by the sinfulness of Adam and Eve which we have all inherited! A glass of water which contains even any amount of sewage a little or a lot, is still unfit to drink - and wouldn't you be glad if someone warned you before you drank it?! Jeshua made a way for our atonement and cleansing - He suffered tortuous agony and bled to death, nailed to a tree just outside Jerusalem over 2000 years ago - our sins were laid on Him - He became our scapegoat and the Father poured out the wrath which we deserve on His own son, to buy our salvation - Jeshua is the fulfillment of the Passover lamb, which causes the angel of death to pass over us and allows us to have eternal life!

I have searched the scriptures trying to find some way out for those Jewish people who don't accept Jeshua - I found one verse which gave me hope, but it cannot render null and void the rest of the scriptures which plainly state the only sacrifice accepted by G-d under the new covenant is the sacrifice of the spotless Lamb of G-d, Jeshua. "For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, G-d did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so He condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature, but according to the Spirit (Ruach Hakodesh)" Rom. 8:3-4

Consider Daniel 9:13-14 - "In my vision at night I looked and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into His presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed." Daniel wrote of a son of man who will be worshiped and who will receive authority, glory, sovereign power and an everlasting kingdom - He is the Key of David which unlocks the scriptures!

Please lay aside all preconceived ideas, all prejudices, the teachings of mere mortal men and just ask the Lord to give you revelation of the Messiah - all things spiritual must be received by revelation, by our hearts, our spirits - grey matter (flesh)cannot receive it, our spirits are supposed to teach our minds what to think, not the other way around!

Oh, come to Jeshua -"come to me all you are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest . . ." Stake your salvation on Him, not on your own works of righteousness, which are just filty rags to our holy, heavenly Father!

I pray the Lord to reveal His son to you, to bless you mightily and to grant you salvation!

Judah HaKohain said...


I was actually preparing a response to your last two posts but then I read your last post.

You are seriously mentally ill and I beg you to seek help. Your cult-like devotion to mis-truth and pagan lies is stunning.

"Because when He comes, He comes to destroy those who reject Him and the atoning blood of His sacrifice! "

That says it all. Your theology is sick and perverted and is clearly still awash in the spilled blood of my people. But then again, that's Christianity.

You are blind to any rational thought and that is what Judaism is built upon. Debating you would be like me debating Xenu to a Scientologist... a waste of time.

Open your mind Therese. You've been drawn in to a bloody cult. If Jesus were alive today he would probably vomit. But he's not. He fulfilled nothing except bringing one third of the world to idol worship.

Anymore evangelizing posts from you will not be answered and will be deleted. I am, however, leaving your previous posts up so people can see how sick and twisted you are.

Judah HaKohain said...

Everyone else with an open mind... I invite you to visit: Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth


"[Jesus] was a savior-god, after the manner of Osiris, and Attis, a Mithra. Like them, he belonged by his origin to the celestial world; like them, he had made his appearance on the earth; like them, he had accomplished a work of universal redemption, efficacious and typical; like Adonis, Osiris, and Attis he ha died a violent death, and like them he had returned to life; like them, he ad prefigured in his lot that of the human beings who should take part in his worship, and commemorate his mystic enterprise; like them, he had predetermined, prepared, and assured the salvation of those who became partners in his passion." [Quoting A. Loisy, The Christian Mystery, in: The Hibbert Journal, 10(1911 - 12), 51]

For some have thought fit, not in regard to ancient and heroic narratives, but in regard to events of very recent occurrence, to relate as a possible thing that Plato was the son of Amphictione, Ariston being prevented from having marital intercourse with his wife until she had given birth to him with whom she was pregnant by Apollo. And yet these are veritable fables, which have led to the invention of such stories concerning a man whom they regarded as possessing greater wisdom and power than the multitude, and as having received the beginning of his corporeal substance from better and diviner elements than others, because they thought that this was appropriate to persons who were too great to be human beings.
Origen, Against Celsus, Book 1, Chapter 37

Was Jesus new? Was Jesus unique? Lets talk about the Pagan godman Dionysus.

Dionysus was a Big Name God, He was first worshiped in Thrace (north and east of Greece). He came to Greece by the time Homer wrote the Iliad in maybe 800 BC. His priest Orpheus reworked His legend in the sixth, maybe seventh century BC and by Hellenistic times (after 332 BC) He was worshiped from Italy to Greece and into Egypt and the Middle East.

Birth: Dionysus' mom was the mortal woman, Semele; his dad was the supreme God Zeus.

Death and resurrection: The mysteries of Dionysus celebrated the death of the God in the myth of young Dionysus-Zagreus, who died—was torn apart by the Titans, boiled, and eaten. Only his heart was left; it was buried and from it Dionysus was resurrected and ascended to heaven. Isn't it amazing how ridiculous other peoples' myths are!

Salvation: Belief in Dionysus brought salvation In Italy, in the fourth century BC, texts written on gold plates and buried with the dead, describe the souls of Dionysus followers in the afterlife, drinking not from one particular spring in Hades, but from another cool pool—and that will give them divinity and eternal life.

Dionysus was celebrated in Civic religion and in mysteries. The Mysteries of Dionysus included:

initiation by bathing (baptism)
a sacred meal (Eucharist)
a myth about the death and resurrection the god ('nuff said)
salvation (not a new Christian concept).

But let's not stop there, dear friends...

What of Mithras? Never heard of him? Mithras was originally Persian. Before Rome. When the Christ myth was new Mithras and Mithraism were already ancient. Worshiped for centuries as God's Messenger of Truth, Mithras was long revered by the Persians (Zoroastrianism) and the Indians (see the Vedic literature).

So why bring him up here?


He was buried in a tomb from which He rose again from the dead—an event celebrated yearly with much rejoicing.

Every year in Rome, in the middle of winter, the Son of God was born one more, putting an end to darkness. Every year at first minute of December 25th the temple of Mithras was lit with candles, priests in in white garments celebrated the birth of the Son of God and boys burned incense.

Mithras was born in a cave, on December 25th, of a virgin mother.

He came from heaven to be born as a man, to redeem men from their sin. He was know as "Savior," "Son of God," "Redeemer," and "Lamb of God."

His followers kept the Sabbath holy, eating sacramental meals in remembrance of Him. The sacred meal of bread and water, or bread and wine, was symbolic of the body and blood of the sacred bull.

Baptism in the blood of the bull (taurobolium)—early
Baptism "washed in the blood of the Lamb"—late
Baptism by water [recorded by the Christian author Tertullian]

Mithraic rituals brought about the transformation and Salvation of His adherents—an ascent of the soul of the adherent into the realm of the divine. From the wall of a Mithraic temple in Rome: "And thou hast saved us by shedding the eternal blood."

The great Mithraic festivals celebrated His birth (at the winter solstice) and His death and resurrection (at the spring solstice).

But hey, it's probably just a coincidence.

Thanks to POCM for the info. Please visit the site.

Judah HaKohain said...

Latest from Therese:

"I've watched many TV programs where religious Jews debate and discuss the Bible - and I realize that in the end it's fruitless, in the end you could debate and intellectualize forever and still walk away with nothing solid to walk on, no instruction for your soul, no growth, no life, no conclusions, just intellectual pride."

That says it all, folks! Antisemitism at its finest.

Lastly she writes:

"Please delete me from your life, sir."

Done and done.

Therese said...

Judah, Judah - There you go again, deliberately misunderstanding in order to falsely advertise that all Christians are anti-semitic - but there is still this feeling in my heart that if the Jews were ever persecuted again in this part of the world, may G-d absolutely forbid it, you would be welcome to come live with me and my family and hide out in my home, even at risk of my life. I suppose you'll manage to find a way to turn this into an anti-semitic comment, too.
Goodbye and G-d bless, my friend.

Judah HaKohain said...

Oh, I don't think all Christians are anti-semitic. Only those who persecute through hatred and soul predators like you, Therese.

Thanks for the offer. But I think I'll take my chances with the anti-semites rather than subject myself to living with you and your cult-like devotion to stealing Jewish souls.

However, when Mashiach DOES come and I am in Jerusalem working in the Holy Temple feel free to come visit. I may just forgive you for your errors if you are sincere.