Sunday, February 28, 2010

Could Germany Soon Acquire Nuclear Weapons?

Could Germany Soon Acquire Nuclear Weapons?
By Brad Macdonald

February 25, 2010 | From
It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds.

At the height of the Cold War, the United States had roughly 7,000 nuclear warheads stationed in Europe. Today, America has about 200 B61 nuclear gravity bombs under the auspices of NATO on the Continent.

These bombs may soon be up for grabs.

When the Cold War ended, the security equation dictating Europe’s defense changed, and America slashed the number of nukes it had stockpiled there. With Russia no longer perceived as a nuclear threat, it wasn’t long before some began calling on Washington to remove its few remaining nukes. The calls intensified with time. But officials in Washington and NATO were concerned about the message a comprehensive nuclear drawdown would send to Russia (as well as those formerly under the Kremlin’s boot heel). So they ignored the requests and preserved the status quo.

Until now.

“In recent weeks it has become clear that the status quo is no longer an option,” Anne Penketh wrote in the Guardian Tuesday. The latest wave of pressure began last fall, when German and Dutch politicians demanded that America remove its nukes. It crested last week, when four senior Belgian politicians demanded that Washington remove its 20 or so B61s from their nation’s soil.

And it seems the pressure on the White House will only intensify. Citing remarks from senior Belgian leaders, Agence France Presse reported last Friday that an impending joint proposal from five NATO members will demand “that nuclear arms on European soil belonging to other nato member states are removed.” According to a spokesman for Belgium’s prime minister, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Norway will submit a petition “in the coming weeks” for more than 200 American warheads to be removed from Europe, including Turkey.

We need to keep an eye on these nuclear weapons.

In 1965, German politician Franz Josef Strauss wrote a visionary book in which he outlined his ambition for the creation of a united and independent German-led European superstate. Strauss envisioned this federalized European entity as much more than a globally dominant political and economic union. He believed it must possess military features that would forge it as an international force on par militarily with the United States.

To Strauss, this German-led European combine would inevitably have to go nuclear.

How? On page 52 of The Grand Design, Strauss wrote, “I can well see the day in which America, given the creation of a European nuclear force in which the United States is not itself a participant, would be entirely willing to cooperate with assistance in research and with deliveries of material” (emphasis mine throughout).

After 45 years, that day may be about to dawn. Strauss’s vision of an independent European military—including a “European nuclear force” aided in its creation by the United States—could soon be reality!

Any analysis of the decision to remove American nukes from Europe must factor in the broader debate currently underway between Europe and America over the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Put simply, NATO is experiencing a major identity crisis. Its original mandate is redundant and it has grown so large it’s become unwieldy and cumbersome, a tangled mess of bureaucracy and conflicting ideologies and priorities. In spite of these maladies, demand for NATOs services is strong, and the alliance finds itself on the front lines of all sorts of major projects, including the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

Hence the question being hotly debated by American and European leaders: What exactly is the roleor what officials have termed the new “strategic concept”—of NATO?

The answer to this pivotal question stands to impact us all. And we’re already getting a glimpse of what it will be. Europe is weighing heavily into the debate over nato’s future. European countries are not the dispirited, easily manipulated political and military dwarfs they were when nato coalesced as a distinctly American creation in 1949. Moreover, the European Union today is a legitimate superstate, replete with its own developing security apparatus, foreign-policy objectives and military ambitions—and is advancing its own distinct and far-reaching vision for the future of NATO.

In fact, 2010, as Trumpet columnist Ron Fraser recently explained, could be the year that NATO transforms into a distinctly European instrument!

Watching the creeping Europeanization of NATO, one wonders whether this process might include the Europeanization of America’s nuclear bombs by Germany. Even now, those warheads exist under NATO guidelines. It doesn’t take much imagination to see NATO’s new strategic concept including strictures that could place America’s nuclear bombs in the hands of the EU—which from its inception has been a German creation.

Of course, we don’t know for certain what will happen to these weapons. But conditions are crystallizing to where we could find out this year.

In an address to world leaders at the Global Zero conference earlier this month, U.S. President Barack Obama assured his audience that America’s forthcoming “Nuclear Posture Review [npr] will reduce the role and number of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy.” According to Hans M. Kristensen of the Federation of American Scientists, “the European initiative would help the Obama administration justify a decision to withdraw the weapons from Europe by demonstrating that key nato allies no longer see a need for the deployment.”

The problem is, any declaration by the White House that it plans to remove its nukes from Europe would preempt and potentially interrupt the debate over NATO’s new strategic concept. But Mr. Obama is not without options, as Mr. Kristensen notes: “An alternative could be that the NPR concludes that the U.S. sees no need for the continued deployment of nuclear weapons in Europe but leaves it up to NATO’s new strategic concept to make the formal decision.”

In other words, President Obama could leave it up to NATO—which is currently being cannibalized by European ambition—to determine what to do with America’s nuclear warheads!

Looking only at the initiative to remove American warheads from the Continent, it appears Europe would choose to banish all American bombs from its midst. But it’s not that simple. This initiative is being driven by liberal-socialist European politicians and media pundits. So far, Europe’s Catholic, conservative pro-military politicians have barely weighed in on this issue. This is the crop of leaders we must be watching—particularly as the ongoing economic calamity intensifies the craving for closer political, economic and military union in Europe.

The debate over the future of nato will continue throughout 2010. As it does, expect Europe’s voice and role in NATO to get stronger. Pay special attention to German politician Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg. Guttenberg recently lashed out at NATO, calling it an inept organization in need of a radical overhaul. Germany’s defense minister believes, as do more than a few European politicians these days, that Europe needs a stronger military, one closely aligned with and heavily influencing NATO.

As Europe cannibalizes NATO, don’t be surprised if it cannibalizes America’s nuclear weapons on the Continent!

If this occurs, the most pressing question will be: What will this newly dominant European military power do with these nuclear warheads?

The late Herbert Armstrong answered that question in the April 1980 issue of the Plain Truth. “You may be sure the West European leaders are conferring hurriedly and secretly about how and how soon they may unite and provide a united European military force so they can defend themselves!” he wrote. “And so they will no longer have to give in meekly to Russia! And who will they blame for their humiliation and their necessity now to have a united Europe, with a united government, a common currency, and a common military force as great or greater than either the ussr or the usa? They will blame the United States! And when they are strong enough to assert themselves, they will first attack Britain for standing firm with the U.S., and then they will return a lot of hydrogen bombs the U.S. has stored now in Europe!”

To most people in 1980, that forecast probably sounded absolutely ridiculous—as did Franz Josef Strauss’s “grand design” for a united European constellation in which Germany shone as the leading and brightest star. But today each of these forecasts seem much less extreme and far more sobering. And if you think that’s sobering, consider how far advanced each of these trends could be this time next year, considering the rate at which world events are unfolding.


Consider Luigi Barzini's reference to “The mutable Germans” in The Europeans where he questions: “Which is the shape of the German Proteus this morning? Which will be its shape tomorrow? Johannes Gross thinks his countrymen wear a mask. 'But the day may come when someone lifts the mask,” he wrote. “The face that appears may be less full-cheeked and rosy than today's... So long as we wear the mask, we remain hidden and continue to conceal the situation from ourselves.'”

...What is Germany hiding? Nuclear weapons? Who would be so foolish to imagine Germany without their own nuclear weapons when they were ahead of us in developing them? Certainly the grand design Franz Josef Strauss had in mind (with much at his disposal as Federal Minister of Nuclear Energy, and later Defense Minister) demanded independence from the United States. And Germany's Dolphin submarines delivered to Israel, equipped to handle nuclear weapons, underscore German military capabilities, yet the United States continues to blindly promote their control of the European continent, oblivious to The Dangers in US-German European Policy.

How many German plants in America are serving the interests of Germany's budding Fourth Reich? It's not only German factories and German businesses in America proving “that basic thoroughness of the orderly German” (Johannes Gross), since the secret Nazis had predetermined such a strategy, but bought and paid for American prostitutes in diverse and perverse positions of power aid and abet them! They expose our country to danger and will leave us infected as a nuclear wasteland! - Germany Behind the Mask

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The Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53 is a MAN

Yeshua is the Suffering Servant
by David Ben-Ariel

"The suffering servant of Isaiah 53 is the Jewish nation," according to traditional Jewish misunderstanding.

Some Jewish people are self-righteous enough to consider themselves worthy of atoning for mankind, but only One from the Jewish nation - Yeshua - qualifies, having died and been resurrected, atoning for many, seeing his spiritual descendants, since He is alive. How else could someone who died - as the The Suffering Servant did (Israel is still alive - remember Am Israel Chai? The Nation/People of Israel lives), see the travail of His soul was well worth the sacrifice?

Isaiah 53
1 "Who has believed our report? (most of Israel and Judah - professing Christianity - haven't believed the report and either reject Yeshua or accept a Gentilized version)
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him,There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man [not a nation, a man] of sorrows and acquainted with grief.And we [collective Israel, especially Judah] hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He [one man] was despised, and we [Israel/Judah] did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we [collective Israel/Judah] esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted [and curse His holy Name].
5 But He was wounded for our [Israel/Judah] transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,And by His stripes we [Israel/Judah] are healed.
6 All we [Israel/Judah] like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living [just as Daniel foresaw He went "missing"]; For the transgressions of My people (the sins of Israel and Judah - they can't be their own savior) He was stricken.
9 And they made His grave with the wicked [Am Yisrael Chai - Israel has never died or God's Word would have been broken to the Fathers]—
But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin [something Judaism denies possible but God's Word and Yeshua prove true], He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days [having been resurrected to see and enjoy his spiritual seed], And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see the labor of His soul,and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant [One Savior] shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities [which Judaism denies but the Bible teaches].
12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death [Israel and Judah never died], And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many [which Judaism denies but the Bible teaches], And made intercession for the transgressors [as our resurrected High Priest in Heaven, at the right hand of the Ancient of Days]."

Remember Moses lifted up the snake on the pole in the wilderness and all who looked to it were saved? "...the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all...". Yeshua knew it foreshadowed His death.

John 3:14
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up...".

Yeshua took all the sins of Israel and Judah and the world upon Himself on the stake as THE Suffering Servant, crucified for all mankind - ONE whose life meant more than all, died that the nation might live, as the High Priest prophesied in His day:

John 11:50
"... it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish."

The entire nation wasn't crucified, wasn't upon the pole, but Yeshua is the One who we're to look up to and perceive that He is the Pierced One who is our Lord and Savior, our Priest and King, the One who has died in our stead:

Genesis 22:13
"Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son."

Joseph's brethren were also blind to his identity his first appearance before them. The second time their eyes were opened to recognize His revealed identity.

Zechariah foresees Judah and Jerusalem will learn to look up and recognize the ram Yeshua as the Firstborn Son of God and Savior-King of Judah and mourn their former rejection of Him and prepare for His imminent arrival to liberate Jerusalem and save klal Yisrael, as encouraged by the Two Witnesses (in the spirit of Elijah) who announce the coming of our King (Zech. 12:8, Matt. 23:39).

Zechariah 12
10 "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn."

Come Lord Yeshua! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD! New Articles - February 28, 2010

  • Behind Bars

    by Jenny Hazan Jews in prisons and the people who have not forgotten them.

  • Touching the Void

    by Hadassa Luk A letter to my abusive parents.

  • Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus

    by Raphael Shore and Wayne Kopping At universities across America, criticism of Israel's policies turns into something much more disturbing.

  • Breakfast with Tzvi: Volunteering

    by Tzvi Gluckin I got totally wiped out, and loved it.

  • Someone's There

    by Rabbi Avi Shafran Patients thought to be in a vegetative state were demonstrated to be hearing and thinking.

  • Body Electric

    by Rabbi Akiva Tatz Abraham taught the world how to express the highest level of consciousness in fingers and toes of flesh.

  • The Dream of Jerusalem

    by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech at the Jerusalem Conference.

  • Touro's Legacy

    by David Lichtenstein Remembering Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, the founder of Touro College.

  • Ethical Dilemmas: Columbia or Bust

    by Fellow-Yesharim Foundation for Ethical Law Financial responsibilities and the canceled speaking engagement.

    Editor's Pick:
  • Stepping Up

    by Charlie Harary Purim and your unique role in life.

  • Other People's Shoes

    by Sara Yoheved Rigler Absolutely sure someone else is wrong? You just might be in for a surprise...

Dust or Divine?

Re: Are We There Yet?

Quote from: Lord Jim on February 26, 2010
Here's what Lucifer said again, Dave:

I will be like the most High.
That's exactly what Armstrong, and now you preach. That people can become "like the most High"....

John 10:33-36

 33The Jews [the "Jims" of that day who suffered from serious spiritual issues] answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

 34Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are Gods? [our incredible human potential]

 35If he called them Gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

 36Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

Yahshua was born again by a resurrection from the dead:

Romans 1:4
4And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead

Romans 8:29
29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the FIRSTBORN [by a resurrection] among MANY Brethren [not lesser beings, not angels, not dogs or cats or any other confused beliefs the Jims of this world blather who reject the plain truth of the Scriptures for their vague notions, their idolatrous ideas).

Colossians 1
27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Philippians 3:21
21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

1 John 3:2
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

Despite the faithless Jims of this world, the plain truth of the Bible remains: God is a Kingdom-Family that we may literally be born again into - which is why some of us legitimately call Him FATHER. Those who hatefully resist and reject this truth for idolatrous traditions, who would deny the glory, are of their father Satan the devil who is insanely jealous of our incredible human potential to become greater than him or any of the angels, to become literal God-Beings, literal members of the Kingdom-Family of God.

Ephesian 3
15 from whom the whole FAMILY in heaven and earth is named

Despite the faithless Jims of this world who are like the unbelieving Jews of Yahshua's day, who self-righteously considered it blasphemy to believe mankind is created after the Godkind and can be born again into the Kingdom-Family of God, who self-righteously consider it blasphemy that we can become literal God-Beings (even though the Scriptures are clear about it), whom Satan has blinded to this brilliant truth, this glorious truth continues to shine in the hearts and minds of those who love God and His Word.

2 Corinthians 3
14 But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. 15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. 16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4
3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

Born Again: The Kingdom of God!

How Adam and Eve Reflect the Kingdom of God

Kingdom of God-Beings to Rule Earth from Jerusalem!

I hope and pray the unbelieving Jims of this world repent so they can also become divine. Otherwise, they will become dust! (Revelation 21:8, Malachi 4:3).

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Why Israel Will Survive a Nuclear Holocaust

How can we rest assured Israel (the American, British and Jewish peoples) will survive? Especially since the imminent nuclear genocide attempted against us ...

Why Israel Will Survive a Nuclear Holocaust

Violence is the answer!

Living Church of God Commentary: Violence is not the answer
Many people have the idea that God loves war and is a bloodthirsty, violent God. What these critics fail to understand is that the true God of the Bible is actually a God of peace. Read more


The Bible condemns senseless violence, however the God of War will enforce peace through strength, won't He? The Prince of Peace will speak in the only language some seem to understand. Why pretend otherwise? Why try to be more righteous than God?

The God of Jacob will force folks to learn His ways or else. After all, He's going to rule with a rod of iron - not a pussy willow; He's the Lion of God, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah - not some pussy.

Violence, as necessary, is the answer and it is called for in the Law of Moses. The wise know to make this biblical distinction (Ezekiel 44:23).

Exodus 15:3
The LORD is a man of war; The LORD is His name.

Psalm 2:9
You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.

Revelation 2:27
‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’

Zechariah 14
16 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, on them there will be no rain. 18 If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which the LORD strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

Onward Christian Soldiers!

Separation of Church and State? Says Who?

God's One Government Has Two Branches!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Prayer for Israeli Police

Faans Klopper was the chaplain for the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. Just before I was transferred from Jerusalem's Russian Compound to a holding cell at Ben-Gurion airport to await my unjust deportation, Gershon Salomon (chairman of the Temple Mount Faithful) requested Mr. Klopper to visit me since the police refused to permit him.

Although a *traditional Christian (from what I understand), Mr. Klopper was a God-send! He offered such hope and encouragement (in stark contrast to the incompetent American Consulate in Jerusalem - specifically Edward Abington, Jr. and Theresa Leech - see "David Ben-Ariel unjustly imprisoned and deported)", even his prayer seemed inspired, faithfully asking God that I would "pass through these fires unscathed, without even the smell of smoke upon" me and that God would frustrate the plans and purposes of those who would harm me. He also prayed, most appropriately, for the police officers and others there, that in God's good time they may look upon Him whom they've caused to be pierced (Zechariah 12:10). It was most important to pray and bless them, since humanly I wanted to curse some of them! God did thwart their plans, because my deportation is helping to further God's purpose ordained before the world began (Isaiah 46:10). God has a plan of action that mortal men can only help fulfill!

*This reminds me of when Gershon Salomon invited me to join him to meet with Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, and I told him, "He's a traditional Christian and they usually hate the plain truth of the Bible that I believe, as taught by Herbert W. Armstrong, since we keep the Sabbath and biblical festivals rather than Sunday and pagan holidays." Mr. Salomon wisely said, "You're going as a member of the Temple Mount Faithful and on this subject you're in agreement." I agreed and went with him.

Cities of Judah

The Great Mideast Commission: Reaching the Cities of Judah
So there is a physical preparing, as well as a spiritual, in preparing the way for Messiah's Coming! Further, God says we are to SHOUT, with amplified power, to the CITIES OF JUDAH the glad message that the Messiah is soon coming" - Autobiography of Herbert W Armstrong, Volume II, pages 469-470

The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11
The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11. Who are these two prophets? What do they have to say? Why are they called the two witnesses? How will their message be proclaimed? And is there any special significance to the fact that they're headquartered in Jerusalem?


Holy Garments

"You shall make holy garments for your brother Aaron, for honor and glory."  

(Exodus 27:2)
Adar 12, 5770/February 26, 2010


In this week's Torah reading of Tetzave, Moshe and the children of Israel are instructed to fashion "holy garments" for Aharon, the high priest - the Kohen Gadol. The wearing of clothing is almost as old as humanity itself. Adam ha-rishon - the first man - received his first set of garments from G-d, as he was being exiled from the garden of Eden. All throughout the ages clothes have been worn for protection against the elements, for protection in battle, for reasons of modesty, for physical adornment, as fashion statements, for ceremonial purposes, and simply to conform to societal norms. The garments that were to be fashioned for Aharon were for none of these reasons. They were to be fashioned "for honor and glory." (ibid) As inaccurate as these words are translated into English, (kavod - "honor" - more accurately alludes to the manifestation of the Divine presence on earth, and tiferet - "glory" - more correctly describes a sublime harmony, a supremely peaceful and tranquil expression of beauty and splendor), it is clear that the holy garments to be fashioned for Aharon are intended to serve a purpose unlike those of ordinary clothes.
The honor and glory with which the priestly garments are commanded to embody, are not the honor and glory of Aharon, nor of any future high priest that would one day wear them. The honor and glory they are meant to evoke is the honor and glory of G-d. Again, unlike all other garments which are intended to draw attention to the wearer, the priestly garments are meant to envelop the wearer in the Divine presence and splendor of G-d. And this truly was the purpose of the creation of man, the crown of G-d's creation - to reflect and to establish the Divine presence in this world.
What exactly is it about the "holy garments" that enable them to achieve these lofty goals? Is it the aristocratic blues and purples of the threads used in weaving the high priest's tunic, (me'il), and ephod? Is it the pure golden tzitz - the "crown" which the high priest wears upon his forehead, or the golden threads woven into the ephod? Or is it the twelve semi-precious stones set in gold upon the breastplate? Or perhaps the seventy two golden bells and woven pomegranates with which the high priest's tunic's hem is adorned? The answer to all of these questions is yes, but the reason is not merely the radiant beauty which is created out of these highly valued materials and the exquisite craftsmanship of their design. Much more essential is the understanding that every detail, every embellishment of the garments of the high priest is a reference to the particular limb or organ of the high priest's body upon which it is placed. The breastplate, which the high priest wears over his heart, serves to refine and perfect his ability to make judgment. The golden tzitz upon his forehead serves to guard him from haughtiness, the ephod from the sin of idolatry, the linen breeches from sexual transgression. And so on and so forth concerning all the details of the garments. Only the high priest's feet remain unshod, reminding his of his own humble origins from the dust of the earth upon which he now stands.
By reflecting upon, rather than covering up the very strengths and potential weaknesses of the human condition, these priestly garments extol G-d, presenting before Him, in Divine service, man, as G-d created him. For the man that G-d created - Adam - stood before Him without guile and without shame. He wore no clothes for he had nothing to hide, and in this way, his naked perfection was the ultimate reflection and tribute to G-d and the perfection of His creation. The garments of the high priest are the primordial clothes that Adam wore before he ate from the fruit of the tree of knowledge, and before he was exiled from Eden. These are garments that do not cover up nor conceal the wearer, but, on the contrary, lay bare his true essence before the Creator.
What a contrast to the manner in which clothing is employed in the scroll of Esther, which we read this Motzei Shabbat, (Saturday night), as we celebrate Purim. Haman,the arch villain, the descendant of the hated Amalek, we are told by Midrash, had fashioned for himself a magnificent cloak, which had subtly woven into its pattern, an image of Haman's pagan god. By this cunning, Haman, who insisted that all who pass before him bow down to him, could compel his god, and by extension, himself upon all others. Unlike the holy garments of the high priest, whose very splendor paid homage to G-d and inspired humility upon their wearer, the vainglorious conceit and narcissism of Haman's ignoble cloak, merely exposed the smallness of his spirit and his own self-loathing. It comes as no surprise that Mordechai, who with every move and with every breath, was determined to return to G-d the glory of His Great House, the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, refused to bow to the evil Haman.
Clothes make the man, and, as we see in the scroll of Esther, clothes shape history. We are what we wear, is the common wisdom, but in the unique case of the Kohen Gadol - the High Priest - we wear what we are. The High Priest's garments don't cover up the man, but rather illuminate the Divine purpose with which he was created. In this manner the Kohen Gadol stands before G-d, in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and performs the Divine service "for the honor and glory" of G-d.

Temple TalkTune in to this week's Temple Talk as Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven prepare for the spiritual high of Purim with Torah insights galore. Yitzchak and the Rabbi also unveil plans for an upcoming International Temple Mount Awareness Day to be held on the first day of Nisan, Tuesday March 16th. To participate in this effort to assert Jewish rights at the holiest spot on earth, see below.

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First Annual International Temple Mount Awareness DayThe First Annual International Temple Mount Awareness Day: March 16th, Rosh Chodesh Nisan: While the people of Israel and the nations of the world are longing for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple, and awakening to the grave and imminent danger that exists today on the Temple Mount, where non-Moslems are forbidden to pray, where Mosques are being constructed and where destruction of the remnants of the Holy Temple at the hands of the Moslem "custodians" of the Mount, continues apace, the government of Israel has turned a blind and cynical eye to the Temple Mount. It is in our power to change this reality.
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The Unspeakable Joy of PurimToday also features the new Light to the Nations teaching by Rabbi Chaim Richman, entitled, "The Unspeakable Joy of Purim: The joy of Purim is the joy of the pure, unmitigated intimate and direct relationship that each and every one of us has with G-d, the true King whose Divine will is the hidden force behind all that transpires in our lives. The Hamans in the world try to distance us from G-d and bluff and bully their way into positions of power over the nation of Israel. In this world of smoke and mirrors, masks and disguises, cloaks of deception, and garments of concealment, we must simply remain true to ourselves and to the One G-d whom we serve." Click here to view.

The Scroll of EstherIt's time once again to view the classic Bat Melech video teaching with Rabbanit Rena Richman, entitled, "The Scroll of Esther: A four part series in which Rena discusses the historical and spiritual background to the events which take place in the Scroll of Esther, and the integral part played by Esther in the salvation of the people of Israel and the rebuilding of the Holy Temple." View all four parts! Click here:


Parashat Hashavua"And you shall command the children of Israel to kindle the lamps continually." (Exodus 27:20) The light of the golden menora symbolizes the light of G-d in this world. If so, then why are we instructed to "kindle the lamps?" By actively lighting the menora, we are making G-ds light our light, as well. In this manner we are able to spread G-ds light to all mankind. Click here to view Rabbi Richman's short teaching on parashat Tetzave (Exodus 27:20-30:10).  

Purim Sameach - Happy Purim - from the holy city of Jerusalem,
  Yitzchak Reuven
  The Temple Institute

David Ben-Gurion

“No Jew is at liberty to surrender the right of the Jewish Nation and the Land of Israel to exist. No Jewish body is sanctioned to do so. No Jew alive today has the authority to yield any piece of land whatsoever. This right is preserved by the Jewish people throughout the generations and cannot be forfeited under any circumstance. Even if at some given time there will be those who declare that they are relinquishing this right, they have neither the power nor the jurisdiction to negate it for future generations to come. The Jewish Nation is neither obligated by nor responsible for any waiver such as this. Our right to this land in its entirety, is steadfast, inalienable and eternal. And until the coming of the Great Redemption, we shall never yield this historic right.”

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Purim celebrates the miraculous turn around of events, Jews saved in the nick of time, from the final solution Haman had planned for them.

Key characters in the Megillat Esther ("The Scroll of Esther") are Esther, whose Hebrew name is Hadassah, and her cousin Mordechai (Esther 2:15). Mordechai was a Jew in the sense he was a descendant of the Kingdom of Judah, but specifically Mordechai was from the Israelite tribe of Benjamin (Esther 2:5) - Mordechai was a Benjaminite. The Bible repeatedly notes tribal distinctions as important and so should we, rather than let the facts get blurred by careless traditions.

The greatest threat to Jews has always been from within. Never forget it. Today that clear and present danger is revealed in the accursed Neturei Karta and UNJews. Regardless, Am Yisrael Chai - the Nation/People of Israel lives - and will continue to survive and thrive because of God's love for Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We have written guarantees recorded in the holy Bible!

We are the ethnic Elect, beloved for the fathers' Abraham, Isaac and Jacob's sakes, for whom the King of the Jews, the King of Israel, will specifically return to save and preserve from extinction! The GOOD NEWS is sent primarily to the Twelve Tribes of Israel and assures us of our NATIONAL DELIVERANCE, not just spiritual salvation. The Two Witnesses will testify to this truth before our captive audience. - "We're in the Times of the Gentiles!"



Purim is a three-day carnival-like festival in Israel celebrating our deliverance from planned mass extermination by the Persians (now called the Iranians). It starts on Sunday, but I already saw some Tel Avivis in costume yesterday!

No cartoon on Monday. Next cartoon on Tuesday, March 2.

Happy Happy Joy Joy!!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Accursed Neturei Karta

Arab-occupied Jordan is part of Greater Israel

#40. To: No 6 (#38)

U.N. Jews - an apt term for Israelis

At least for too many of them, especially the unclean kind like Shimon Peres (who betray Jerusalem and Israel and collaborate with Germany and the Vatican, as I've warned Jews for years). However, the accursed Neturei Karta are UNJews who also aid and abet the sworn enemies of God, Torah and Israel:
Most self-respecting Jews totally oppose and have denounced Neturei Karta's activities. Every mainstream Orthodox Jewish group regards Neturei Karta as a group of deranged, self-hating anti-Semites. Many call them "minim", the Talmudic term for "treasonous heretic." Even non-Jews cannot fathom what sort of lunatic Jews (especially so-called "rabbis") would actively work with those who seek their very own genocide. - Neturei Karta - "JUDENRATS FOR A SECOND HOLOCAUST"
I'm curious, since I strongly believe Europe's New Crusade will brutally betray both Arabs and Jews and their "peace-keeping troops" occupy the Holy Land of Israel, will you rejoice when it happens, when the German-Jesuit jackboot stomps Jerusalem?

This is our land! Happy Purim!

Dear Friends,

Purim represents the holiday in which the Jewish People was victorious in their struggle against Haman and his evil decrees.

Even though Haman had already declared the decree of annihilating the Jewish People, Mordechai and Esther, like real activists, did not accept that decree and acted to overturn it. That is the message Mordechai and Esther teach us: it is up to each and one of us to behave like a proud Jew, adhering to our belief in the justness of our cause. When enemies wish to harm us, Israel will not fear nor kneel or bow to the haters of Israel but rather, will act and, if necessary, fight.

From then to the present, the Jews have been forced to act against the descendants of Haman, who was from the seed of Amalek.

The distinguished Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Charlap, of blessed memory, explained in his article "Arousing the Hatred of Amalek", that in order to understand the meaning and importance of the commandment to
"remember what Amalek did to you on your journey after you left Egypt" (Deuteronomy 25:17), we must examine Amalek's intentions.

The rabbi explains, based on various midrashim, that Amalek led Israel to be doubtful, hesitant and questioning the very fact of the involvement by G-d in the life of the people, until the children of Israel actually questioned: "Is the L-ord present among us or not?" (Exodus 17:7).Amalek understood that only when the children of Israel would lack faith, their enemies could defeat them in battle. Thank G-d Amalek's plan did not work out, Israel fought bravely, was victorious and returned to complete faith in G-d.

If, during the wilderness, Amalek introduced doubts and hesitation about the G-d of Israel, in our time, Amalek's seed (Ahmedinajad, Hamas, Fatah, Jihad, etc.) go even further. Not only do they want to annihilate Israel and the Jewish people physically but they try to erase our identity by trying to implant in the Jewish People doubts and hesitation concerning our very existence as a People, and our right to all of the Land of Israel.

The latest hypocritical outcry of the Arabs against the fact that the Tomb of Machpela and Rachel's Tomb have been included in the list of Jewish holy sites is only one example of this war by the Arabs against us.

This is the time to be like Mordechai and Esther, not to bow down to our enemies but rather declare loud and clear: The entire Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel. It was given to us by G-d as an everlasting inheritance and nobody has the right to give it away or take it away from us. Not only should the Tomb of Machpela in Hebron and Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem be included in the list of our holy sites but also Joseph's Tomb in Shchem, and the tombs of Ruth and Yishays', Otniel ben Knaz, Avner Ben Ner in Hevron , ... and of course the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. In addition, Jews should continue to build and expand and settle all over our Biblical Homeland.

Women in Green continue now, more than ever, the struggle for the Land of Israel. Below, please find the description of our activity in Shdema and Netzer.

Over the past two weeks we have sent out a mailing by snail mail, which include our latest must see short movie about the Yibaneh fund for building and development in the hills of Judea founded by Women in
Green. If you are not on our snail mailing list, please email us your exact name and address and we will send you the material. Thank you for being partners in the struggle for the land of Israel,

May it be His will that the verse "there was gladness and joy among the Jews, a feast and a holiday" will be fulfilled for all of us.

With love for Israel, Happy Purim!

Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover


Expanding Activity for Eretz Israel from Shdema - to Save the Lands of Netzer

Last Friday several dozen activists went up the Netzer hill, between Alon Shvut and Elazar, and heard a lecture by the veteran guide Aryeh Klein of Hebron on "The Grape Vine." The lecture was followed by a
tour in a safari vehicle of the areas under and opposite the Zayit neighborhood in Efrat. Thanks to the tour, there was a Jewish presence in areas where Jews had not set foot for many years.

The archaeological finds there prove that this entire area was inhabited by Jews in both the First and Second Temple periods. The terraces, coins, cisterns, wine presses, ritual baths - all tell what we knew all along: this land is ours!

Unfortunately, the Arabs, aided by European organizations, are taking control of considerable plots of no-man's land in our area. The strong hand wielded against the Jews, the freeze, the fence - all these broadcast to the Arabs: establish facts on the ground, and the land of the Jews will be yours!

We must struggle for every foot of land. The planting by the international organizations is presumably done as a "humanitarian step," out of concern for the so-called "poor" Arab peasant, but, actually, a struggle is being waged for the Land of Israel.

The Committee for Jewish Shdema, together with Women in Green, the Yibaneh Fund, and the Action Committees in Judea, have extended our activity to include Netzer. Since the IDF is building an outpost at
Shdema, most of the activity can be transferred to Netzer, with a watchful eye on Shdema.

Tomorrow, Friday, on the eve of Purim, we will go up to Shdema to distribute mishloah manot to the soldiers and to hear a shiur by Rabbi Yaron Durani, the rabbi of Nokdim and Shdema, with wonderful music by Eli Gilboa of Kiryat Arba-Hebron.

Come in costume and with musical instruments!

* The activity will be held, regardless of weather conditions.

Bus transportation: from Kiryat Arba-Hebron at 8:15 a.m., Gush Etzion junction (Tzomet ha-Gush) 8:30 a.m., Efrat southern junction 8:35 a.m.

For pictures of last Friday in Netzer please click on Rivka Rybacks  link:

The Committee for a Jewish Shdema - Women in Green - Judea Action Committees - Netzer Settlement Group - Yibaneh Fund

For details: Yehudit Katsover - 050-7161818, Nadia Matar - 050-5500834

Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
Tel: 972-2-624-9887 Fax: 972-2-624-5380

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Deceitful Christians and Jews?

Re: Why Are These Korean Christians Keeping Shabbat?

Just like Muslims, lies and deceit are legit weapons in the arsenal of Christians in stealing Jewish Souls

There’s nothing deceitful in becoming all things to all men. When I’m around my Jewish friends, I’m more “Jewish” than I am around my Christian friends and even speaking Hebrew, with nothing sinister about it. Does that mean some haven’t abused this concept, both Jews and Christians? Of course not. Jewish soul snatchers as well as professing Christian Jewish soul snatchers, give a bad name to both Christianity and Judaism. Same goes for the accursed replacement theology of some professing Christians and the accursed Jewish replacement theology. We know the goal of Christianity (although traditional Christianity is unclean and foreign to biblical Christians) is to convert the whole world, not just Jews, and that Judaism teaches the conversion or coercion of non-Jews to obey at least the Noahide laws. Both have their beliefs, and I won’t lose sleep or salvation over either.


Who says 'Not every day is Purim'?

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Silwan and the proverbial key

Silwan and the proverbial key
by Ted Belman

The Mount of Olives is located east of the Old City across the Kidron Valley. It offers a magnificent view of Jerusalem because its summit is 300 feet higher than the city. One can also see the Judean Hills as far as the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab on the east side. It also demarcates the watershed.

The Dead Sea is twenty two miles away to the south east along the Kidron Valley. It is along this valley that water flows down to the Dead sea and pilgrims historically have travelled up to the Holy City.

The City of David in the Kidron valley includes Silwan which has about 14,000 Arabs residents and 500 Jewish residents. It is about 300 yards from the Old City. Silwan sits on a very important archaeological site. Many believe, or at least hope, that excavations there will uncover evidence of King David’s palace. The municipality of Jerusalem has developed plans to make this area into an archaeological park. These plans involved the demolition of 88 Arab homes all of which were built without permits. Beit Yonatan, also built without a permit, is part of this story.

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This Christian Zionist visited Shiloach when Jews first began their return there again, and I’ve been back many times with the Temple Mount Faithful who go to the Pool of Siloam to draw water during Sukkot.

Conflict in Jerusalem
They’ve placed barbed wire all around their “yard,” freshly tarred their roof, have an Israeli flag flying & are still clearing out all the junk the Arabs threw in there for the past 7 years. It was exciting to drive through that Palestinian village as they looked on. Earlier, being hot as usual, I started to roll down my window when they reminded me it’s better to be hot than get a stone in the face!

Silwan/Shiloach/City of David

Abraham Hoover born in 1836 in Pennsylvania

Re: Abraham Hoover and Anne Creeger

I called the Kaubisch Memorial Public Library in Fostoria to see if they had any information on Abraham Hoover - since that's Seneca county where Anne Creeger's family is from - and the lady called me back with at least a little bit more information than I had:

The 1860 Seneca county census lists Abraham as married to Anne Creeger with two daughters, Mary and Sarah (they later had my Grandpa Arthur Hoover's father Russell and his brother John). What's new to me is it listed him as 24 years old, which means he was born in 1836, and it says he was born in Pennsylvania.

If anybody has any more information, please pass it this way!