17 October 2014

FLASHPOINT

23 Tishrei 5775

Ever since the most recent war in Gaza ended, Jerusalem has become the flashpoint for violence as Arabs daily attack Jews in the capital of the so-called Jewish State. More and more, the Temple Mount is the scene for confrontation.  The media loves to refer to it as a "tinderbox" just waiting for the spark that sets it all alight. Well, that day is fast approaching and it is this which will provide the excuse for the nations of the world to invade and occupy Israel.

Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from 'Israeli seizure'

Kerry: Lack of Israel-Palestine peace fueling Mideast extremism

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday drew a line between the need for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the fight against extremism in the middle east, and urged for the realization of the two-state solution while speaking at a State Department ceremony marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

The struggle to reach a peaceful resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, said Kerry, should be viewed within the context of the fight against extremism such as is personified by the Islamic State group.

"As I went around and met with people in the course of our discussions about the [anti-Islamic State] coalition [...] there wasn’t a leader I met with in the region who didn’t raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation that they felt – and I see a lot of heads nodding – they had to respond to," said Kerry.

"And people need to understand the connection of that... It has something to do with humiliation and denial and absence of dignity, and Eid celebrates the opposite of all of that."

...A U.S. official says envoys from the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia will meet in Brussels on October 24 to discuss the latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because there has been no official announcement.

16 October 2014

BARUCH HASHEM!!

23 Tishrei 5775


Interfaith Prayer at Kosel HaDromi Canceled

Israel Police ... canceled the planned interfaith prayer event scheduled to take place on Hoshana Raba at the Kosel HaDromi R”L. An estimated 500 people were planning to take part in the event near the Shar Chulda to the Old City, an event that was funded by the Ministry of Religious Services.

...The Derech Emunah organization, whose rabbonim were fighting to have the event canceled, praised the decision by police and thanking HKBH for preventing the chilul Hashem. The organization’s rabbonim also released a public message thanking the Chief Rabbis of Israel for their mesirus nefesh in the matter.

"Brace...for another financial crash"

23 Tishrei 5775



If A Few Ebola Cases Can Make The Stock Market Crash This Much, What Would A Full-Blown Pandemic Mean?

...Yes, we now have had three confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, but this could be just the beginning.

At first, the fear of Ebola will be worse than the disease.

But if a worst-case scenario does develop in the United States where hundreds of thousands of people are getting the virus, the fear such a pandemic will create will be off the charts.

In the midst of a full-blown Ebola pandemic, we wouldn't just be talking about a 10 percent, 20 percent or 30 percent stock market decline.

Rather, we would be talking about the greatest stock market collapse in the history of stock market collapses. In essence, there would not be much of a market at all at that point.

14 October 2014

The Enemies of G-d II

20 Tishrei 5775


UK envoy: British public opinion against Israel

You, American taxpayer, are helping to fund Israeli settlements

Diplomats: EU weighs steps to curb settlements, including blacklisting convicted settlers


President Rivlin slams 'price tag' attack on mosque as terror

The Enemies of G-d Never Rest

20 Tishrei 5775

All this week, the evangelical Xian-Zionists have been meeting in the new Jerusalem Arena - celebrating "The Feast of Tabernacles." Tomorrow morning - Hoshanah Rabah -  they will be congregating at the southern wall of the Temple Mount to anger HKB"H with their avodah zarah to the dead "savior."

And already, they are planning for next Shavuot, which for them, marks the anniversary of the purported "outpouring of the Holy Spirit."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Empowered21 Global Co-Chair and Oral Roberts University President, Dr. William M. Wilson, shared details surrounding the Empowered21 Global Congress to be held in Jerusalem May 20-25, 2015 at a press conference held during the annual National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) International Christian Media Convention.

“This global congress could be a pivotal event for the future of the Spirit-empowered movement from around the globe,” said Wilson. “Jerusalem 2015 will be a moving experience as thousands of Christians from around the world join together to ask for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.”

The fastest growing segment of Christianity is the Spirit-empowered movement—boasting approximately 620 million believers worldwide....

...Their vision is that every person on Earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit....

...This Jerusalem 2015 Global Congress will begin with a grand opening celebration in the Jerusalem Arena on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

...On Friday, May 22, an outdoor worship event will be held in Manger Square in Bethlehem. This will be a time of praise, prayer and preaching focused on the coming of Jesus in Bethlehem.

There will be a special service on Saturday, May 23, at the Jordan River at the spot where it is believed that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. This part of the river also narrowly divides the nations of Israel and Jordan. Christians will gather on both sides of the river to pray and worship God together in unity.

Also, on this day and other points in the week, conference attendees will spread out to bless the land in an outreach called “Hope in the Holy Land.” Attendees will work on a variety of service projects including: blood drives, cleaning neighborhoods, feeding the poor and serving at community centers to show love and appreciation to the Holy Land.

Sunday, May 24, attendees will spend the entire day in continuous worship and prayer at several points around the city of Jerusalem including the King of Kings Community.

The Global Congress will end Sunday night in a full throttle Pentecost celebration at the Jerusalem Arena. Believers from around the world will unite to ask for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit to reach the ends of the Earth. This event is the celebration of Shavuot, occurring the same day as Pentecost Sunday on the western calendar.

“There has been an amazing outpouring of support from Christian ministries and organizations from around the world toward the success of this event,” said Ossie Mills, Global Director for Empowered21. “We are thankful to see strategic partnerships forming and all of them working for the greater good of advancing the cause of Christ around the globe.”

...The Global Council is encouraging Spirit-empowered Christian from around the world to join them for Jerusalem 2015.  

(H/T Geula Girl. Full article here.)

AND AVODAH ZARAH WILL GO FORTH TO THE ENTIRE WORLD FROM YERUSHALAYIM.

G-D FORBID!!!!!!!!!!!!

01 October 2014

G'mar Chatimah Tovah

7 Tishrei 5775


From Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi's Facebook page...

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the tenth day of the month of Tishrei. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year. On Yom Kippur, we spend the whole day praying to Hashem for forgiveness. Keeping with the holiness and importance of the day, the restrictions on Yom Kippur are greater than on any other day during the year. On Yom Kippur, besides observing the regular restrictions that Shabbos carries with it, there are six added restrictions. It is forbidden to eat, drink, wash one's self, anoint one's self, wear leather shoes, and engage in marital relations. Why do we have these restrictions?

The Sefer HaChinuch explains that our having Yom Kippur is a kindness of Hashem. Hashem established that all the creations of the world have one day during the year on which, if they repent, their sins will be forgiven. Because of the focus of the day and how important it is that we stay focused during the day, we have these added prohibitions. Eating, drinking, and other sensory pleasures may entice the "earthly" (or non-spiritual) element in a person to be further drawn towards sensory pleasures and indulgences, and sin because of that. 

Furthermore, if a person allows himself to be caught up in sensory pleasures, he will have a barrier placed in front of his intellect, that will prohibit the intellect from striving for the truth. The "truth," of course, is serving Hashem and adhering to His Torah.

One must also remember that on Yom Kippur, we are like slaves pleading for mercy in front of our master. It is not sensible for a slave who is standing in judgment before his master to have a less than clear mind, so that he can present his case, defend himself, and plead for mercy properly and effectively. It is therefore not fitting for this slave to have a less than whole heart on the matter because he is concerned with food and other "pleasures" which only serve to confuse and distract the slave from the important issue at hand. We, the slaves, have to assure that we stand before Hashem with our minds totally focused on repentance and coming close to Hashem on this day. Having our minds distracted by other "earthly" matters, especially sensory pleasures, will only serve to harm us and prevent us from doing that which we need to do now. Therefore, it is good for us to strengthen our intellect and souls, and to suppress our earthly desires on this hallowed day, in order that we should be in the proper state of mind. If we keep our focus on what the significance of the day is and what our goal is for the day, it is very likely that our atonement will be accepted. We must make sure that our earthly desires do not cause our downfall. As our conduct on this day concerns a matter of life or death (specifically, ours), it is of utmost importance that we do not let ourselves get distracted and perform less than wholeheartedly.

For the above reasons, we have the additional prohibitions. The Sefer HaChinuch adds that these are also reasons why we keep the probitions of Shabbos on this day. We are forbidden from performing the acts of "work" prohobited on Shabbos so that we will not be busied with anything else on Yom Kippur, and hence be distracted from repenting properly. We will be able to place all our thought and our heart into requesting forgiveness from Hashem on a day that, since the creation of the world, has been set aside as a day of atonement for our sins.