30 October 2014

Storm Clouds Over Jerusalem

7 Marcheshvan 5775

Tonight we begin adding v'tein tal umatar to our daily prayers. Just in time. These pictures were taken outside my home about 20 mins ago. Rain is forecast for the next few days. Of course, with all that's going on, there are metaphorical storm clouds, too. 

Some might title this "Jerusalem from the West Bank" which would really be very accurate. From this spot on the west bank of the Jordan River, I can see Jerusalem on one side and the Jordan Valley (with Jordan beyond) on the other.

The tower on the left is on Mt of Olives. The one in the middle is on Mt Scopus.

Har Habayit Lo B'yadenu

6 Marcheshvan 5775

It is a common misconception that the "root cause" of all our troubles in Israel is our failure to exert full sovereignty over Har Habayit - the Temple Mount. But not only is the Temple Mount not in our hands, the option of exerting "sovereignty" over it is not in our hands either. And a good thing, too. "Sovereignty" belongs to the Sovereign of the Universe whose mountain it is. I'm sure He'd much rather have Yishmael up there sinning and earning their ultimate punishment rather than Jews. Because, of course, that is exactly what would happen. The first thing most Jews would do is settle Eisav up there, too, and like Yehuda Glick advocates - "share" it with the whole evil world.

It is HKB"H who blocks us from His holy mountain, and no one else. Our lack of free access is not the "root cause," it is the "worst consequence" of our failure to establish a Torah society. Until the Erev Rav is removed, there is no chance of that happening.

I refer you to an article I wrote over ten years ago...
 ...it is essential that we focus on goals and prioritize our actions so that our combined efforts will bring success on all fronts.
The following are the three most critical and important goals in order of priority:
1. Establishment of a True Jewish Government
2. Elimination of the Threat of Internal Enemies
3. Reconstruction of the Beit Hamikdash
This is a logical conclusion based upon the fact that the second cannot be accomplished without benefit of the first and the third cannot be accomplished without benefit of the first two. Furthermore, Israel will continue its downhill slide and eventually cease to exist altogether without all three. It is clear to us today that without the backing of our government, it will be impossible to defeat our mortal enemies and until the enemy that has raised its hand against Hashem's throne is destroyed, we will never be able to sanctify the Holy Place for the building of the Third House. It is incumbent upon us to work diligently and uncompromisingly and most importantly, efficiently, to realize each of these goals and each in its particular time....
Those who want it backwards - Temple Mount first - either have not thought it through to its logical conclusion or they have a different agenda.

"A House of Prayer for All Nations"

6 Marcheshvan 5775

Is Yehuda Glick part of the plan to make a one-world religion? While you pray for his recovery, pray for his teshuvah as well.

Video of Yehuda Glick praying to "Allah" with Arabs on Har Habayit...

Video of Yehuda Glick with Xian missionary Christine Darg...

Find more videos like this on Jewish Israel

Assassination Attempt

6 Marcheshvan 5775

The Battle for Jerusalem which started with the Pope's visit at the end of May this year just ratcheted up another notch. This post by The Jewish Standard speaks for itself - on several levels.

28 October 2014

The 'Business' of Destroying Israel as a Jewish State

5 Marcheshvan 5775

There are so many hands chipping away at the Jewish character of Israel that soon there will be nothing at all left of it if Hashem does not see fit to intervene.

The list of our enemies is long and their modes of operation are many, but the one I'd like to spotlight right now involves what appears to me to be a new growth industry - Jewish/Xian Unity. It's a real money-maker for those promoting it. 

I got an email (h/t Geula Girl) about a group called Galilee Center for Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations. In viewing their introductory video, I came across something interesting. I've posted a clip below in which the "Cultural Attache" from the US Embassy in Israel advocates for this organization and its agenda. 

It's just more proof that the US government is actively involved in undermining the Jewish character of the State of Israel because in their view a "nation of all its citizens" is more in line with American interests in the region.

Be aware and beware...

27 October 2014


4 Marcheshvan 5775
8:00 pm 

UPDATE! Live broadcast in one hour...

3 Marcheshvan 5775

As the hyperactive sunspot AR2192 turns further away from Planet Earth, the danger of a solar-generated EMP diminishes, but that doesn't mean we're in the clear yet...

Newly discovered asteroid approaching Earth Monday
An asteroid, only discovered on Saturday, will be passing uncomfortably close to Earth on Monday, Oct. 27, as reported in an article published by Science 2.0 on Oct. 26. The asteroid, designated as 2014 UF56 by NASA, is about the size of a small house and would do considerable damage if it struck the planet.
Apparently, the chances of that happening are small, but, considering this object has only been known of for a few days, it's possible there hasn't been enough time to ensure it will pass safely.
The event is significant enough to warrant a live broadcast by The Virtual Telescope Project, which will be tracking the space rock's progress as it nears Earth, using remotely controlled telescopes situated all around the planet and connected online. The closest pass to the planet will occur about noon Pacific Time on Monday. 

That's 9:00 pm Israel Winter Time.

26 October 2014

Who's Afraid of Jonathan Pollard?

2 Marcheshvan 5775

Remember back in April when the final 26 terrorists were supposed to be released by the Israeli government and there were actually reports that Jonathan Pollard was coming home? Do you remember why that final prisoner release did not take place? Supposedly, the Prime Minister grew a backbone overnight and put his foot down over the announcement of a unity government agreement between Fatah and Hamas. 

This decision is supposedly what led a few months later to the kidnapping and murder of three yeshivah boys and another war in Gaza which appears to be continuing in Jerusalem up until this very day.  In addition, it left Jonathan Pollard twisting in the wind - yet again!

A more likely scenario is that certain elements within the Israeli government panicked since they are scared witless over the possibility of Jonathan Pollard coming home to Israel and what that might mean for them.

I'm basing that in part on comments made in a Ynetnews interview with Tzipi Livni published online yesterday. It's quite long, so I had not read it in full, but thanks to Esser Agarothsome very revealing comments by the "Justice" Minister were brought to my attention. It's worthwhile for you to be made aware of them as well...
"We reached a point with the Americans at which they were going to release Jonathan Pollard. He was supposed to have arrived here on the eve of Passover. We even discussed the question of how to prevent him from talking after getting to Israel. I was working on drafting a government decision...."
Shocking isn't it? No matter how little we expect from these so-called "leaders" of the Jewish State, it's still shocking how low they can go; how debased and depraved they can be - these pitiful little minds with shrunken and shriveled souls.

Another interesting point is raised a little further along in the interview. I'm sure it will interest you as well...
It appears, we suggest, that the more Jewish the country becomes the less democratic it becomes too.
"I'm very concerned about this trend," Livni responds. "Here, at the Justice Ministry, I am erecting a wall to offer protection against efforts to shake the balance between Jewish and democratic. I used to be concerned about what was happening to the Jewish aspect; now I'm concerned about what is happening to the democratic one.
"The struggle today is over the source of the authority – the state institutions or the rabbi. Among other things, I took steps to prevent Rabbi Eliyahu's appointment to the post of chief rabbi of Jerusalem. Rabbi Eliyahu is afflicted with racism. Some of the rabbis promote anti-democratic views. They have a growing influence. I will protect the justice system from them."
The good news in all this is that when Hashem chooses to bring Jonathan Pollard home - and He will - no power on earth will prevent it. In all likelihood, when that time finally arrives, the Israeli government will have already fallen or it will be on its way out the door.

It's also good to see other people finally admitting that there is a contradiction between a Jewish and a "democratic" state. Israel will only become more Jewish and less democratic as time progresses because that is its predetermined destiny.

HASHEM rules His world, not the likes of Tzipi Livni or even those who pull her strings.