18 October 2019

SHABBAT IN THE SUKKAH - DOUBLE CHAG SAMEACH!

19 Tishrei 5780
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
4th Day Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Moadim l'Simchah



~ SHABBAT SHALOM ~

This Parade Is An Annual Desecration of God's Name in His Own City

19 Tishrei 5780
4th Day Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Moadim l'Simchah

There were discussions on several Facebook pages over whether the parade in Jerusalem yesterday was an Israeli parade featuring Christian groups or a Christian parade open to everyone.  The historical reality is that it was a traditional Israeli Sukkot event - a secular alternative to religious observances - that a small group of Christians latched onto and now they claim it as their own.

It is actually sponsored by the Jerusalem Municipality, and as such, two rules were given to the Christian groups who wanted to march in it:
"Please don't pass out any candy from your nation, because many parents are concerned about their children having non-kosher candy."
"Finally, please understand that the handing out of any tracts has been prohibited."
It's my understanding that all the groups participating must sign something to this effect. But, when souls are in the balance what's a little fudging of the rules, right?

These pictures were posted to Facebook today by the Swedish group...


Like some sweet little Swedish cakes from nice Christian "lovers of Israel" kiddies?


Who needs a "tract" when you've got a ten-foot sign?

AD MATAI?!

17 October 2019

Finally! Somebody Gets It!

18 Tishrei 5780
3rd Day of Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Moadim l'Simchah

This is a highly appropriate and timely subject to be discussed and educated about considering the (literally) tens of thousands of Christian worshipers flooding our Holy Land and Holy City during this Sukkot season...

Is Christanity Idolatry? with Rabbi Gutman Locks

16 October 2019

"DIN" Is In The Air - BD"E

18 Tishrei 5780
3rd Day of Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Moadim l'Simchah

I don't think anyone has ever seen a Sukkot quite like this one in 5780.  I fear the decree on Yom Kippur did not turn out well for us.  

Besides the damage from storms and fires (also here), we now must share the grief in the passing of a sweet-faced 14-year-old yeshivah bachur, son of a "senior Shas activist," who was out with his family on chol hamoed and was struck down by lightning, along with four others from the same family - BD"E.

Remember this? 

Is a Popular Musical Coming to Israel Designed to Missionize Jews?

Look what has happened to them...




Even with all of these totally extraordinary events happening all around us, I have to wonder if HASHEM has got our attention.  He certainly has mine!  What's coming next?

Their god Is Not Our GOD

17 Tishrei 5780
2nd Day Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Moadim l'Simchah

In a perfect world where Jews refuse to have anything to do with idolaters, it would not be necessary to expose Jewish neshamot to Christian nonsense, but to my great sorrow, we are very far from a perfect world.  Today's Jews have forgotten the centuries of murderous persecution in the name of oto ha'ish and now cozy up to Christians who spout "love" from morning to night.  Today, many Jews routinely refer to their "Christian friends."  We've even got rabbis saying they are "righteous gentiles!"

The worst part, however, is how they have bought into the worst lie - that we worship the same God.  NOT TRUE!  And for your edification, I'll explain why.  Besides the obvious three-in-one and physical incarnation, you've got the major problem of the New Testament's portrayal of God-the-Father as an adulterer.  I do not jest...

The Gospel of Matthew from the New Testament...
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
NOTE:  As was common at that time, they had completed the betrothal [kiddushin], but not the wedding [nisuin].  Although the marriage had yet to be consummated, they were considered married and a divorce would be required to break that bond.  [See HERE.]
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
NOTE:  And which any cursory reading of the original reference in context will prove has nothing whatever to do with the birth of the Messiah.  As well, the word famously mistranslated as "virgin" is purposefully misleading. [See HERE.]
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Knowing that adultery is a sin by the Torah, one deserving of the death penalty, why would God then choose to impregnate a married woman instead of finding an unmarried one?  Their three-in-one god would clearly do such a thing and no one would consider it at all odd or criminal.

But this god is NOT Our Holy One, may He be blessed forever!

Also, be it known that when they say they worship the "God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob," they are actually talking about their J-man, God forbid!  NO!  No way!  NOT our God!!

15 October 2019

"Duped and Duplicitous"

17 Tishrei 5780
2nd Day Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Moadim l'Simchah

The following comes from the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) website:


If you ever stopped one of these Christian invaders to our Holy City during the week of Sukkot while they are here grandstanding and parading around like the owners of the House, and asked them why they do it; why they spend the time and money to make this trip, some of them every single year, no doubt the answer would be short and to the point - to fulfill prophecy!

Their entire false religion is built upon "fulfillment of prophecy;" therefore, they are obsessed with it.  Their J-god's (supposed) past fulfillment of prophecy together with their own (supposed) current fulfillment of prophecy gives them the assurance that their future prophetic expectations will be fulfilled as well.  And they are depending on that!

The trouble (for them) is that there is NO fulfillment of prophecy in any case one might want to imagine it.  It's all a sham, a con, and they are living one big lie. 

Take, for just one pertinent example, the photo above which comes from the ICEJ's advertising for its "Feast of Tabernacles" week-long celebration where Christians come to Jerusalem from all over the world to be part of the fulfillment of Zechariah's prophecy as quoted.

In typical Christian style, some very important words have been left out, and I don't even see the use of ellipses to indicate that unfortunate fact.  Here is the proper rendering of Zechariah 14.16:
And it will come to pass that everyone left of the nations who came up against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to prostrate himself to the King, the Lord of Hosts, and to celebrate the festival of Tabernacles.
The red-letter words were purposely left out.  Anyone can see why.  The way it is worded in their advertisement, they can claim to be fulfilling this prophecy right here and now, but how dishonest and manipulative is that?  Yes, that is how false religions get started and how they survive for 2,000 years.

When read within the greater context and with the deleted words put back in, it is abundantly clear that this cannot have happened yet because it is talking about the righteous gentiles who have survived the war of Gog and Magog, and they are from those countries who came and waged war against Jerusalem.  How many of the Christians here this week would be willing to admit that their nation is currently waging a war against Jerusalem and is destined to be destroyed by God because of that?  Furthermore, it is NOT the King Messiah to whom they are to prostrate themselves, but to the King of kings, HKB"H!  

The ICEJ website tells us everything we need to know about why they come and do what they do. It's everything about their misunderstanding and misrepresentation of our Holy Writings and Prophets.
Zechariah foretold of a time when all nations will ascend to Jerusalem each year to "worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles” (14:16).
Thus we also keep Sukkot now because of this future prophetic purpose.
Throughout the Messianic Age, the entire world will celebrate this feast because it will mark the return of Jesus to the earth. But for now, Christians flocking to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles is a powerful statement of faith demonstrating that we believe the Millennial Kingdom of Jesus is coming.
For the past 39 years, Christians from all over the world have come to Jerusalem each fall to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. They come to take part in a dynamic worship experience and to taste of the joy of the Lord in the age to come.
Long-time missionary-in-residence Mike Evans wrote the following in a JPost article...
...Today, the Feast of Tabernacles’ celebrations in Jerusalem has become a magnet for tens of thousands of Evangelical Friends of Zion from every continent. These pilgrims travel great distances to express their love for, and solidarity with, the Jewish people. During their visit to the Holy Land, these devoted Christians come to pray for peace in Jerusalem and extend their blessings to the State and People of Israel. It is truly a beautiful sight to see so many people from China, Germany, Russia, South Africa, Austria, Brazil, the United States, and other countries gathering in unity and happiness.
True to his theological roots, he carries on the time-honored Christian tradition of twisting scripture and pulling it out of context in order to claim prophecies fulfilled by the J-god and/or his duped and duplicitous followers.  Zechariah gives the reason for the nations to come up to Jerusalem at Sukkot and it's not to express "love" or "solidarity" with the Jewish people, to" pray for Jerusalem" or to "bless" Israel.  They are actually commanded to appear and prostrate themselves before their Creator in acknowledgement of His sovereignty since they were part of nations who rebelled against God and tried to take Jerusalem from His children.  Furthermore, they are to celebrate Sukkot in thanks for their survival and in anticipation of the rains that God will provide for them in the year to come.  [See Rashi on that.]  This is why their failure to appear will result in the withholding of their rain.

No Jew who knows his Tanakh would ever be taken in by the false claims of Christianity, but unfortunately, very few Jews in this generation are very conversant in the Prophets and the Writings. Instead of relying on the very source and bedrock of truth, they rely instead on their gut feelings formed and shaped oftentimes by Western standards and values absorbed in the long exile.  Too many have been brainwashed to think these are one and the same with Torah values.  THEY ARE NOT.

Rain and Storms Out of Season Are NOT a Brachah!!

16 Tishrei 5780
1st Day Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Moadim l'Simchah

A week before Rosh Hashanah I wrote the following: "You can't view those videos and not shake in your boots at what God must be about to bring upon us."  (HERE)

On Shabbat Shuvah, out-of-season rain and hail fell on Israel unexpectedly and without warning.

The first day of Sukkot was as hot as a usual day in July and by nightfall, there was an electrical storm the likes of which I have never seen in my 24 years living in Israel.  Only two or three times did we ever even get a passing rain shower to wet the sukkah decorations.  And I thought that was an expression of Hashem's displeasure.

The Avodah Zarah in Eretz Yisrael increases to intolerable levels during the week of Sukkot as Christians from around the world invade our Holy Land and Holy City with their tumah.

On Yom Chamishi, 3rd Day of Chol HaMoed Sukkot (Thursday, Oct. 17), they will be parading it through the streets. 

THESE ARE STILL WARNINGS - THERE IS STILL TIME TO DO TESHUVAH UNTIL HOSHANAH RABBAH!!





13 October 2019

"Zeman Simchateinu"

14 Tishrei 5780
Erev Sukkot
Hag Sameach!

Wishing us all a wonderful and joyous holiday - Sukkot 5780!!