Jerusalem is Jewish

While we have spent some time speaking about the upcoming US Presidential Elections and other matters relating to it it, we are a blog about Israel in Prophecy (past & present) and that is our primary focus.  But we feel that cover America politics is an important part of the picture given the past relationship that Israel and the USA have had.   And since the election of Barak Obama, that relationship has been stressed, almost to the limit.  As an American, however, I am appalled at the hard line that the Obama Regime has taken against HaShem’s anointed people and especially against the Land and the Eternal City – Jerusalem.

This vile man, our president would give the heritage of Israel to those who regularly defile it and themselves.  There are many reports of riots at the mosque on the Temple Mount, some which have been documented and reported by Israel in Prophecy.  Most of those who express sympathy for the Palestinian cause, have never met a real Palestinian and their support is based on a misguided emotional appeal based on Media lies and half-truths.  Having visited Israel in 2010 during Pesach, I came into contact with many Palestinians.  I did not stay in the normal accommodations that tourists frequent but chose to stay in the Shomron area ( ancient Samaria) at Karnei Shomron.   This afforded me the opportunity to see and visit various Jewish and Palestinian towns in the area.  After spending almost 3 weeks there, I reached a interesting conclusion based on what I saw.   While I met many different Palestinians, both decent folks and haters, this was not unusual.  This could be said of countless races and ethnicities.  The revelation for me was how they treated the land.   There was a stark contrast between Jewish homes and villages and Palestinian ones, sometimes just over the hill.  Everywhere in the Shomron and Judea, Jewish homes and villages, no matter how old or how new bore the signs of life.  Jews of Samaria and Judea always kept there villages clean and welcoming.  There were always trees, flowers and bushes of all types being planted.  Even the home of a so-called settler who had only a tent to live in, planted saplings and flowers around his property.  By contrast, Palestinian villages and homes were dingy, with little effort to plant trees, flowers, bushes or to make the area warm and inviting.

This one thing shows who the real owners of Israel are.  Every landlord knows most tenant don’t or won’t care for their property the way they themselves would.  As landowners we are continually trying to improve our property – to make it warm and inviting, a place one would call home.

To my brother Jews and Israelis I would remind you that while our repressive government would see your heritage given to a base and undeserving people, individual Americans of many backgrounds and stripes are supportive of your righteous struggle to regain all of your biblical heritage including every inch of Judea and Samaria.  Many of us acknowledge that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state and will be the capital of the regathered 12 tribe nation under a Davidic king in the future.  As a Jew my heart yearns for a Jerusalem where all people’s, but especially Jews, may pray on the Temple Mount where there will be a rebuilt Temple – a House of Prayer for all Peoples.  As Jews, we have a God-ordained right to the Temple Mount, which was and still is the spiritual center of Judaism.

The follow article by Eli Hertz is a reminder of the place Jerusalem holds in the heart of a Jew:

“Jerusalem, wrote historian Martin Gilbert, is not a ‘mere’ city. “It holds the central spiritual and physical place in the history of the Jews as a people.”

For more than 3,000 years, the Jewish people have looked to Jerusalem as their spiritual, political, and historical capital, even when they did not physically rule over the city. Throughout its long history, Jerusalem has served, and still serves, as the political capital of only one nation – the one belonging to the Jews. Its prominence in Jewish history began in 1004 BCE, when King David declared the city the capital of the first Jewish kingdom. David’s successor and son, King Solomon, built the First Temple there, according to the Bible, as a holy place to worship the Almighty. Unfortunately, history would not be kind to the Jewish people. Four hundred and ten years after King Solomon completed construction of Jerusalem, the Babylonians (early ancestors to today’s Iraqis) seized and destroyed the city, forcing the Jews into exile. [end of article]

Fifty years later, the Jews, or Israelites as they were called, were permitted to return after Persia (present-day Iran) conquered Babylon. The Jews’ first order of business was to reclaim Jerusalem as their capital and rebuild the Holy Temple, recorded in history as the Second Temple.

Jerusalem was more than the Jewish kingdom’s political capital – it was a spiritual beacon. During the First and Second Temple periods, Jews throughout the kingdom would travel to Jerusalem three times yearly for the pilgrimages of the Jewish holy days of Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot, until the Roman Empire destroyed the Second Temple in 70 CE and ended Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem for the next 2,000 years. Despite that fate, Jews never relinquished their bond to Jerusalem or, for that matter, to Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel.

No matter where Jews lived throughout the world for those two millennia, their thoughts and prayers were directed toward Jerusalem. Even today, whether in Israel, the United States or anywhere else, Jewish ritual practice, holiday celebration and life-cycle events include recognition of Jerusalem as a core element of the Jewish experience. Consider that:

•         Jews in prayer always turn toward Jerusalem.

•         Arks (the sacred chests) that hold Torah scrolls in synagogues throughout the world face Jerusalem.

•         Jews end Passover Seders each year with the words: “Next year in Jerusalem”; the same words are pronounced at the end of Yom Kippur, the most solemn day of the Jewish year.

•         A three-week moratorium on weddings in the summer recalls the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by the Babylonian army in 586 BCE. That period culminates in a special day of mourning – Tisha B’Av (the 9th day of the Hebrew month Av) – commemorating the destruction of both the First and Second Temples.

•         Jewish wedding ceremonies – joyous occasions, are marked by sorrow over the loss of Jerusalem. The groom recites a biblical verse from the Babylonian Exile: “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning,”and breaks a glass in commemoration of the destruction of the Temples.

Even body language, often said to tell volumes about a person, reflects the importance of Jerusalem to Jews as a people and, arguably, the lower priority the city holds for Muslims:

•         When Jews pray they face Jerusalem; in Jerusalem Israelis pray facing the Temple Mount.

•         When Muslims pray, they face Mecca; in Jerusalem Muslims pray with their backs to the city.

•         Even at burial, a Muslim face, is turned toward Mecca.

Finally, consider the number of times ‘Jerusalem’ is mentioned in the two religions’ holy books:

•         The Old Testament mentions ‘Jerusalem’ 349 times. Zion, another name for ‘Jerusalem,’ is mentioned 108 times.

•         The Quran never mentions Jerusalem – not even once.

Even when others controlled Jerusalem, Jews maintained a physical presence in the city, despite being persecuted and impoverished. Before the advent of modern Zionism in the 1880s, Jews were moved by a form of religious Zionism to live in the Holy Land, settling particularly in four holy cities: Safed, Tiberias, Hebron, and most importantly – Jerusalem. Consequently, Jews constituted a majority of the city’s population for generations. In 1898, “In this City of the Jews, where the Jewish population outnumbers all others three to one …” Jews constituted 75 percent of the Old City population in what Secretary-General Kofi Annan called ‘East Jerusalem.’ In 1914, when the Ottoman Turks ruled the city, 45,000 Jews made up a majority of the 65,000 residents. And at the time of Israeli statehood in 1948, 100,000 Jews lived in the city, compared to only 65,000 Arabs. Prior to unification, Jordanian-controlled ‘East Jerusalem’ was a mere 6 square kilometers, compared to 38 square kilometers on the ‘Jewish side.’

Looming Financial Doom

MONEY WOES FOR THE UN

Recently, as was announced by the Bought and Sold Press, the Palestinian Authority was granted membership in the United Nations UNESCO.  The announcement was lauded as a break through for the PA and cheered by the UN and those who want to see the PA established as a parasite nation.  The PA vowed it was applying for membership to 16 other UN organizations in celebration of it’s PR victory.  That celebration however encouraging to the Palestinians is to be short-lived.

Fast forward to today November 3rd, 2011.   In a surprising reversal, Ban Ki Moon, the UN General Secretary announced  that the PA should be content with what they have gained and not seek membership in other UN organizations.  This is coming from a man who has encouraged the Palestinians in their political plans until now.  So why the change of heart?  Money, Money, Money.

After UNESCO accepted the PA as a member, the United States, Canada and Israel cut-off funding the organization.  The United States and Canada supply 30% of it’s operating budget.  The US gives about 64 million annually to UNESCO.  Israel is also cutting off it’s 2 million dollar aid as well.   Ban Ki Moon is trying to head off a financial collapse by discouraging the PA from further membership in it’s organizations.  The United States by law, cannot support any UN organization that has the PA as a member.  Personally, I hope the PA applies for membership in all the UN organizations.   The US should not be funding that morally bankrupt monster with even $1 US dollar.  The building should be vacated of the riffraff and used for American interests (US citizens, not US Gov.)

MONEY WOES FOR EUROPE

Without warning, Lloyd’s, the world’s oldest insurer announced that it has withdrawn its money from European banks.  According to Lloyd’s, the banks are in danger of failing as the debt crisis in Europe continues to intensify. The company’s Finance Director, Luke Savage, put it simply:

“If you’re worried the government itself might be at risk, then you’re certainly worried the banks could be taken down with them.”

Which European governments is Lloyd’s speaking of? They’re not saying publicly. But we should note that Lloyd’s didn’t just withdraw its money from only Greek banks; it withdrew its money from banks from all over the European BlocWhen the world’s oldest insurance company, a firm that for 323 years has made its living by accurately calculating the odds of future disasters . When that company suddenly takes its money and runs, it’s a MASSIVE red flag for investors— a clear signal that the start of the end is near!

Lloyd’s has every reason to worry. In addition to the government debt crisis that’s threatening to destroy European banks, a huge credit crisis is spreading across the Continent as well.  Spanish and Italian banks are rejecting massive numbers of loans and charging customers more as the sovereign debt crisis continues to drive their own borrowing cost higher.  Any way you look at it, this shrinking of European credit markets is the worst kind of downward spiral:

  • The government debt crisis is making it harder and more expensive for banks to borrow money; the banks are passing those higher costs along to borrowers.
  • Corporations have to pay more to borrow; their cost of doing business is rising.
  • Consumers can’t or won’t borrow at higher rates, so corporate earnings plunge.
  • As corporate earnings evaporate, the taxes they pay also plummet.
  • Falling tax revenues cause the government’s deficits to explode higher, driving the banks’ cost of borrowing even higher.

MONEY WOES FOR THE PA

The EU (European Union) gives the PA about $90 million a year.   The looming financial disaster may cause a shortfall of cash, not only for UN who receives billions in dues from it’s member nations, but the PA as well as the crisis further develops.   As this crisis hits the US, the estimated $150 million that we give to the PA could dwindle and disappear.   This could stall the PA/Hamas political agenda, at least in some respect. One can only hope and dream.  But time can only tell.

Shalit Deal Violates Jewish Law

In conjunction with the previous post which we posted a few days ago about the mis-guided attempt to free Gilad Shalit all the while further endangering the State of Israel, we are reprinting a Arutz Sheva  article about Rav Dov Lior’s position paper on the matter who maintains that the deal violates Jewish Law.  We Agree.

 

The rabbi of Kiryat Arba – Hevron, Rav Dov Lior, published a position paper Sunday evening in which he explains that the Shalit deal contradicts Halakha, or Jewish Law.

“There is no doubt that capitulating to the terrorists’ blackmail endangers our brothers, the residents of our land, as has happened in the past, when freed terrorists went back to carrying out terror, and this is a clear danger to the nation in Zion.”  “We cannot save one person and endanger, with near certainty, an entire public,” Rav Lior wrote. “The terrorists have a goal of humiliating Israel, and this has been proven by the way they have behaved until now, and who knows if they will not try to torpedo the entire move and all that has been done was simply for humiliating the State of Israel. Therefore their demands should not be met.”

This does not mean that every effort should not be made for Shalit’s freedom, Rav Lior added. “For instance, taking away the terrorists’ ‘hotel’ conditions in jail and stopping all assistance to the Hamas government in Gaza, placing a complete closure and other means that need not be specified here, but not through actions that endanger and humiliate the Nation of Israel.”

Rav Ovadiah Yosef, the former Chief Rabbi and one of the most highly respected Halakhic authorities in the land, supports the Shalit deal and has said, after receiving news of the deal, that he wishes to see Gilad Shalit under a wedding canopy soon.

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By freeing convicted murderers to secure the freedom of young Gilad Shalit, the State of Israel has basically pardoned these criminals of thier horrendous crimes.   Any rabbi who would agree to denying justice to the victims and their families and further endangering more Israelis should consider retirement.

Comet Elenin and the Progression of a Prophecy

Comet Elenin has occupied a lot of time and space on the World Wide Web.  Many people believed that it spelled Doom for our fair planet.  Some mislead people thought it was Planet X and were preparing for Doomsday.   We are glad to report that the Legend of Elenin was much exaggerated in one respect.  It was not the planet killer that it was touted to be.  In fact it has kinda fizzled out.  There have been posted on the internet video’s and images showing Elenin’s diminishing brightness after what is being touted as a CME (Cornal Mass Ejection) from Sol which hit Elenin and changed her course.  In fact there are now numerous internet postings saying “So Much for Doomsday.””

NOT SO FAST

What is becoming clearer and clearer is that the supposed CME did not come from the Sun side of Elenin but a huge explosion from the Jupiter side of Elenin.  See the following video’s at Jungle Apocalypse, Before It’s News.com, and here http://my.opera.com/nepmak2000/blog/2011/09/01/comet-elenin-c-2010-x1-has-disintegrated

The  the video’s also show that comet Elenin is breaking apart due to the CME or massive explosion.  in fact there are numerous photographs that show this break up.  But lets not get ahead of our Elenin Break-upselves and think that Elenin turned out to be a fizzle.  Some months ago when we began first tracking Elenin, we speculated that Elenin very well could be the Blue Kachina of the Hopi Prophecies and in fact it’s break up does not mean that it’s not.  But now that the break up has occurred, the Christian prophecy which we spoke of previously has all the ear markings of being completely fulfilled.

This September 28th, Rosh HaShana, the Constellation Betulah (Virgo) will be seen with the new moon at her feet.  The book of the Revelation foresaw a time during the High Holy Days when this particular sign would be over the skies of Jerusalem at a time when the nation of Israel would be under persecution and threat of war.  Though this sign has occurred over and over again for centuries, only just recently have the conditions been right for prophetic fulfillment.  Part of the prophecy states that this astronomical sign would have the new moon at her feet and 12 stars at her head.

Centuries ago the ancients did not have such a detailed list of interplanetary objects.  Planets, comets and even meteors were called stars.  While there have been numerous attempts to force an explanation of these 12 stars into meaning actual stars around her head, this explanation is without merit.  For it to be a prophetic sign, we, the receivers of the prophecy must be able to see these ‘stars’ in some way.

The break-up of Comet Elenin may very well be the fulfillment of this prophecy from the Christian sacred books.   It bears watching.  We are within a few days of this conjunction and the Middle East is a powder-keg with The PA trying to stir the pot.  In my spirit I pray that this season will pass with no war but only HaShem is capable of knowing times and seasons with chilling accuracy.

B”H El Chai

 

World Leaders Will Be In Recess During Elenin Alignment on September 26-27, 2011

September 21, 2011 – UPDATE – TAMPA, FL -In a strange coincidence of anomalies, many world leaders  and politicians will be in recess during the next alignment with ‘Comet’  Elenin.

The United Nations has an empty schedule from September 23rd  through October 10th, 2011.

The UK Parliament is in recess from September 15th  through October 10th, 2011.

The United States Congress is on vacation from September 25th  through October 2nd, 2011.

The Australian Parliament will not be sitting on those days as well.

Germany’s President’s schedule is empty after September 25,  2011.

Pope Benedict will be in Germany from September 22nd-25th, but it is unclear where he will be on September 26-27th

Conspiracy or Real Event Unfolding

For some time Israel in Prophecy has spoken about the coming of Comet Elenin on our Signs page.   Already this year  alignments of the Sun with Elenin have produced devastating earthquakes in both Chile (8.8) and in Japan (9.0). This is not Science Fiction but relatively unknown Science FACT.  Is it a coincidence that so many world governing bodies will be in recess during this time.  Even the UN who is about to hear the bid for a Palestinian state will convene that very same day.  This action would seem out of line with a world governing body such as the UN given the very explosive situation that any announcement of a Palestinian state would create on the ground in Judea and Samaria.  This fact alone would seem to tell us something much larger is at hand.

Alignment

Elenin Is HERE!The next important alignment concerning Elenin is Sept 27th, 2011 – five days from now.  The Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShana begins very close to that alignment on the 28th, the very next day.  As I mentioned previously and with a caveat, that while Christianity is not compatible with Jewish belief, their book of Revelation, approximately 1900 years old and written by a Jew foretold of a celestial alignment that would occur during the High Holy Days during a time when Israel was under persecution and attacks.

While one may debate the accuracy of Christian beliefs, as many of us do, this alignment is a real event and scheduled to occur on Sept 28, 2011 – Rosh Hashana 5772, the Jewish 2012.  You can verify this with any modern computer with any number of good Astronomy programs.  I use Stellarium.

Conspiracy Abounds

A very interesting site speaks about the world leaders absence during this time on http://in5d.com/world-leaders-will-be-in-recess-during-elenin-alignment-september-26-27-2011.html.

Check out the video’s.

With all the converging events unfolding during this time lead me to the understanding that we may very well be upon the precipice that plunges our world into a period of not only darkness and chaos but ultimately to the LIGHT of God and His ultimate purpose for humankind

B”H El Chai

Aminadav (aka HEALTHZOMBIE)

 

Imminent War?

As we draw nearer and nearer to the September 20th  PA bid for statehood, Israel is being placed into a anvil of sorts, trying to crush her and her will to resist world opinion to establish an wicked regime as the sovereign ruler of land they have absolutely no right to.  In the last weeks we have seen a up tick in terror attacks, sword rattling and open hostlity.  From calls in Egypt to murder Jews in the streets to a complete diplomatic breakdown between Turkey and Israel.

Lazer Beams, a very popular blog by Rabbi Lazer Brody printed a very enlightening article, reprinted here:

Is Israel on the Brink of War?

Back in Rosh Hashana eve of 1973, Moshe Dayan and Golda Meir reassured a complacent Israeli public still drunk from the miraculous 1967 Six-Day War victory, “We’ve never been stronger! The Arabs wouldn’t dream of attacking.” On Yom Kippur of 1973, Syria and Egypt launched a two-prong surprise attack that brought Israel to its knees. Moshe Dayan was the first one to have a panic attack. Hashem saved us by a bigger miracle than 1967. Those of us who fought in that war can testify first hand.

Exactly 38 years later, we are in the same exact position. Only this time, the Arab noose is umpteen times more dangerous. Iran will have an A-bomb any day now. Al Qaida has taken over Sinai and our once quiet border with Egypt is now a powder keg.  Turkey, our newest (old) enemy, i moving ships into our side of the Mediterranean. Hamas in Gaza has dangerous new Iranian and Libyan weapons, including bunker busters. Syria and Hizbulla have the nastiest chemical warheads, something beyond Satan’s imagination.

One honest IDF commander –  Home Front Command chief Maj. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg – said we must prepare for imminent war. Defense Minister Barak and company say that Eisenberg is exaggerating. Minister Yaalon is now joining the bandwagon of complacency too, saying, “No war in sight.” These politicians are spiritually deaf and blind, hearing none of Hashem’s wakeup calls.

My beloved teacher and spiritual guide, Rav Shalom Arush shlit’a, called me urgently to come see him today – he rarely does that, for we usually meet at regular intervals. He told me that his spiritual guide – the holy hidden Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Zev Leibowitz of saintly memory – came to him in a dream last night and said that in Heaven, all-out war against Israel has been decreed, a war which is supposed to break out before Rosh Hashana, in other words, within the next 3 weeks.

But, don’t be afraid. Hashem does love us and wants to be with us. But, we must be worthy of the Divine Presence. Rav Shalom told me that every single Jew must begin doing serious teshuva and self-assessment while begging Hashem to delay this harsh decree. I asked Rav Shalom, “Why pray for a delay? Why not pray for a total cancellation?” Rav Shalom said the delay is to allow more people to make teshuva. A cancellation is almost impossible, because it’s part of Hashem’s plan to bring Moshiach, in the nearest future. Once Moshiach comes, teshuva will be worthless. Today, teshuva is still worth it’s weight in diamonds. But time is running out super-fast.

I know that this post may earn me the status of the village idiot. But it’s worth it if even one family heeds me. There is little time left. Forget about the new furniture and the new jewelry. We must all raise our voices in such a manner that the Heavenly Throne shudders. This is Nineveh 2011. Please, if you love your spouse and your children, start speaking to Hashem for an hour a day. Personal prayer invokes phenomenal Divine compassion, because it’s a strong expression of emuna. Rav Shalom says, if you believe in Hashem, you speak to Him. If you don’t believe in Him, then you don’t speak. Let’s all start speaking before it’s too late.

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While I would never encourage any Jew to follow Christianity or believe in their Jesus, an interesting text out of the Christian bible (the book of Revelation) foretells of a time (both then and now) when an all out war against Israel will take place at a time when the Constellation Betulah (Virgo) is seen with the moon at her feet, an alignment that occurs every so often.  This alignment will be seen again on September 28 2011, the first day of Rosh Hashana, which the holy rabbi’s tell us in not only the beginning of a new year, but also a day of judgement and warning, noted by the blasting of the shofar.

This text also speaks of war, one which begins in Heaven.  The text also proclaims that the Woman (Israel) will be protected for 3 1/2 years from the dragon.  The scripture (Tanakh) tells us in the writing of Zechariah that Israel/Jerusalem will be attacked and that part of the attacking force are in part Jews!  As I wrote earlier, many christians believe there will be another holocaust where two thirds of the Jewish people in the land will be destroyed.  This I believe to be wrong.  The texts in Zechariah say that there are three parts, two of which will perish.  The demographics in Israel can be broken down into three primary groups of people – Secular Jews with no belief in God or Torah, the usurping Palestinians, and, lastly the Torah faithful Jews of the Land.

Could the prophet be telling us, that at some point during this Gog Magog war(s) that HaShem himself will deliver the third group and eliminated the other two?  I say it is not only possible but likely.  I think we still have time, especially during the current season of teshuvah that Elul represents.  While some people may consider the honorable rabbi as the village idiot, I say that his words are a reminder that there still is hope, there is always hope.   May we all heed his words.

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