30 August 2009

"THOUGHTS ON GUILT AND INNOCENCE"

By Roy S. Neuberger

It is the season of teshuva.

One of the tragic phenomena of the last year has been public accusations against many Jews. I have no ability or desire to judge, but I think it is important to understand the implications of these accusations.

For one thing, these incidents should strengthen us in our determination to adhere to the law of the land if it does not conflict with our Torah obligations. I learned from my father, whose career in Wall Street spanned over seventy years, the beauty and greatness of a "shaim tov." Everyone knew they could trust my father with their life and their fortune. He never would dream of using the trust of others for personal gain or in some devious manner. People knew this, and for this reason he was (and still is!) beloved and trusted. This type of behavior constitutes a tremendous Kiddush Hashem, bringing honor and glory to the Jewish People and to the Ribono shel Olam.

We are not living this way for public relations purposes. We should act correctly because we are children of the Al-Mighty and that is what is expected of us. We should not expect approbation or appreciation from the nations of the world, because we are not going to get it.

When twins were born to our parents Yitzchak and Rivka, Esav appeared first, covered with red hair "like a mantle." Yaakov Avinu emerged afterwards, grasping Esav's foot.

Ma'ase avos siman l'bonim.

The history of the ensuing millennia is a history of a world dominated by Esav, a hairy man whose entire being is consumed by his obsession for gashmius. Neither his perception nor his desire go beyond the material. His pious face is a fa├žade. The lip service he pays to "religion" is only an attempt to fool his father. "In G-d we trust" is reserved for the dollar bill! Meanwhile, he tries - G-d forbid! - to destroy his brother Yaakov, whose entire life is dedicated to the service of the Ribono shel Olam.

"Esav sone es Yaakov." Esav cannot tolerate the goodness and the truth embodied in the life of Yaakov Avinu. He cannot tolerate a man whose every thought and action is based on emes. The "mitzvah" at which Esav excels is kibud av, because it embodies his attempt to fool his father. Meanwhile, Yaakov Avinu is covered in blood because at every moment Esav seeks his life. Such is the history of the past thirty six hundred years.

In a world dominated by Esav, Yaakov Avinu struggles to stay alive and serve the Ribono shel Olam. He is forced to "purchase" his right to the yerusha from Esav for food. And then, he apparently must resort to deception to receive his father's blessing.

The history of the world since the birth of Yaakov Avinu and Esav is a history in which the Children of Israel are constantly being accused of deception. Everything we do is viewed with suspicion and hatred. Of course, the more successful we are, the more the hatred increases. Our very acceptance of the Torah is associated with Sinai/sina, jealousy. At every moment, Esav waits for the opportunity to accuse. He acts the pious part, and we are constantly deemed worthy of shame in his eyes.

My friends, look at the history of Am Yisroel! Anyone who contemplates the Kinnos we say on Tisha B'Av cannot fail to wonder in awe how it is that we have survived! How did we do it? How did any nation -- let alone the smallest and apparently most defenseless nation -- emerge alive from the continuous holocaust that has enveloped us since the simultaneous birth of our eternal antagonist, Esav?

Truly, the existence of Am Yisroel is a challenge to the logic of Esav. According to his logic, after all his efforts to bring about "the final solution," we should not exist today. And yet, here we are! And we are still living our Holy Torah! It is a continuous challenge to Esav!

We should know, my friends, that in a world dominated by Esav, there will never be a day, a minute, a second, when we are innocent in his eyes. We will always be the deceiver, the one who "tried to steal his inheritance." It is a world as mixed up as the world of Sodom, where right is wrong and wrong is right. Our success and very existence is a testimony only to the continuous providence of the Ribono shel Olam, Who continuously protects us from Esav's constant attempts to destroy us. We are walking through a midbar of fire, snakes and scorpions, existing only on miraculous protection and food from heaven. We may not always realize it, but it is there constantly.

Esav marvels at this. How do the Jews survive? How do the Jews prosper? How could they be so clever? How do they continue to cling to their G-d and His Torah? They cannot understand, because their world stops at the border where gashmius ends. And so they MUST believe, or at least claim, that all of our blessings, even the gashmius by which we exist in this material world, come to us through deception and connivance. They must believe that "Israel lives by trickery, theft and deception." Otherwise what can account for our continued existence? And so, my friends, they view our every action with suspicion.

IN A WORLD DOMINATED BY ESAV, WE WILL ALWAYS APPEAR GUILTY!

What are we to do? This is the season of teshuva, and our answer is clear. Nothing has changed! "What can a person do to be spared the travail of the Moshiach? One should occupy himself in Torah and Gemilus chassadim...." [1]

Just as the Torah indicates that Esav will dominate for a time, so it indicates clearly that there will come a day when the rule of Esav will end and the words of the Prophet will be fulfilled. ""Was not Esav a brother of Jacob - the words of Hashem - yet I loved Jacob. But I hated Esau and I made his mountains a desolation, and his heritage for the desert serpents.... They may build but I will tear down.... Your eyes shall see and you shall say, ‘Hashem is great beyond the boundary of Israel."' [2]

Rashi tells us that "[Esav] will not have a chance to end his rule before the other [Yaakov Avinu] arises and takes it from him." [3]

Nothing has changed, my friends. It seems quite clear that we are not far from the day when "saviors will ascend Mount Zion to judge the Mountain of Esau, and the Kingdom will be Hashem's!" [4]

May we see it this year!
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[1] Sanhedrin 98b

[2] Malachi 1:2-5 (Haftaras Toldos)

[3] Rashi on Beraishis 25:26

[4] Ovadiah 1:21

27 August 2009

The 'Matsav' in the US

Police Brush Off Crown Heights Gang Attack
(IsraelNN.com) A 12-year-old Jewish girl was the victim of a racially motivated physical and verbal gang assault Tuesday night by a large group of 10-year-old black boys in a local playground in the Jewish section of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The girl’s mother said the group tried provoking her with verbal taunts and throwing a ball at her. After she threw it back, the group surrounded her, pulled her by her hair to the ground, and started kicking and hitting her.

According to one witness, who managed to chase the group away, one of the assailants slammed the girl's head into a metal slide and she briefly lost consciousness. The family spoke to police at the local 71st precinct who told the victim that her story did not make sense and there was nothing that he could do. The victim was then taken to a local hospital where an ER doctor confirmed that she had suffered a concussion.


Report: Jews Most Frequent Hate Crime Target in NY

(IsraelNN.com) A report by New York State’s Department of Criminal Justice Services revealed that Jews were the top targets of hate crimes in the state in 2008, followed by blacks, gay men, and Hispanics. The report analyzed crime data from police agencies across the state. Police agencies identified 596 hate crimes throughout New York last year and Jews were targets 36 percent of the time. Blacks were targeted 25 percent of the time, gay men 11 percent, and Hispanics 4 percent.

The New York City borough of Brooklyn recorded the most incidents, followed by Nassau County on Long Island, the borough of Manhattan and Suffolk County, also on Long Island. There were 64 convictions from the hate-crimes incidents recorded last year, and of those, "only 10 were convicted of a hate-crime charge," according to the report.

26 August 2009

From Yeshiva World News

The Press Is At It Again With Its ‘Love’ For JewsAugust 25, 2009 [By Yossi Gestetner:]

The latest is from a NY Post story, written by Reuven Blau and published August 23. In the story, the writer says that “Rabbinical judges who sit on what are called “beth din” courts often handle cases that New York City Jews don’t want in the regular judicial system, such as matters involving tax evasion or other illegalities.”

I sent an email to the writer, which I think says to a reporter all he/she needs to hear after writing such a report. The email was as follows:

Hi,

You wrote that Rabbinical judges who sit on what are called beth din courts often handle cases that New York City Jews don’t want in the regular judicial system, such as matters involving tax evasion or other illegalities.

As a journalist myself, let me talk to you openly: I think you are ignorant of the Jewish court system (or perhaps you are just a blatant Anti-Semite). The issue of tax evasion will under no circumstances come before the Jewish court, because it is simply not an issue that falls under the Jewish law (beyond that us Jews need to follow the law of the land and pay taxes, with no two-ways about it from a Jewish court standpoint).

Get educated before you write a report, or if anti-Semitism is at play here, make sure that the anti-Jewish environment that pollutes the air at the NY Post HQ does not make you look like a fool again.

With no respect at all,

Yossi Gestetner.


Comments on the NY Post report didn’t fail to come. Some commentators wrote that if Jews don’t like the law of the land, they can/should go back to Israel. One person alleged that crimes done by Jews get “hushed up” through using the Jewish Court system.

The fact of the matter is, that the Jewish court system is mainly set up that Jews should straighten out their disputes (family or financial) within a Rabbinical setting, and in no way can the Bes Din rule on something that is solely a government issue such as taxes. Better yet, if the defendant does not show up at Bes Din, the plaintiff can obtain a ruling from Bes Din that will permit the matter to be taken into the regular courts. Even more, every ruling by the Jewish Court can – according to Rabbinical law – be enforced through the regular court system, if the parties involved don’t comply with the Bes Din.

All this information is common knowledge to everyone that knows the minimum of the Jewish Law and its court system, but don’t count on newsmakers to bother reporting the facts.

(Yossi Gestetner - YWN)


[TD: Hameveen yaveen.]

Now I understand the term "peace" process

22 August 2009

Hashem Chasing His Enemies?

Hurricane Bill threatens Barack Obama's vacation in Martha's Vineyard
Hurricane Bill is threatening Barack Obama's vacation as it heads towards Martha's Vineyard, after already cutting short Hillary Clnton's holiday in Bermuda.

The US secretary of state and her husband, the former ex-president Bill Clinton, were on Friday forced to cut short a long-awaited stay in Bermuda as the hurricane headed towards the British territory, bringing high winds of 115 miles per hour.

The Atlantic season's first hurricane - coincidentally named Bill - was bringing flood warnings and life-threatening rip currents across much of the Atlantic including Bermuda, where the Clintons arrived on Wednesday. Their stay only lasted 24 hours.

But Hurricane Bill may also be threatening the vacation of President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia, who are due to arrive this weekend at Martha's Vineyard, a getaway for the rich and famous in the northeastern US state of Massachusetts.

21 August 2009

THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH OF ELUL

From Roy S. Neuberger

Dear Friends:

Elul is here, the month of teshuva.

I had the privilege recently of visiting the Gadol, Rabbi Moshe Shternbuch in Yerushalayim. He said the following: "What is in the newspapers is of no importance, and what is of importance is not in the newspapers. We have nothing to fear from the president of Iran; G-d watches over His children. THE ONLY MATTER OF IMPORTANCE, THE ONLY THING THAT AFFECTS US IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE RIBONO SHEL OLAM AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL." [1]

My friends, I believe that every thinking person understands that Moshiach ben Dovid cannot be far away. Every thinking person also knows that the Jewish People are surrounded today on every side by problems. Even seventy years ago, when the Nazi dictator, may his name be ground to dust, was about to launch his war against the world, there were still places where a Jew could run. It wasn't easy, but the places existed where a Jew was not in danger.

Today, there is no such place. Even our Homeland, which was supposed to be the ultimate safety net for the Children of Israel, is under threat of attack, in fact more so than any other place in the world! In general, every Jewish neighborhood is surrounded by enemies, and the world is becoming more dangerous and unstable with each passing moment.

Several weeks ago, there was a terrible story in the news about religious Jews who were arrested. Pictures were featured prominently in the media.

I know a twelve-year-old boy in Lakewood, New Jersey, who is a tzaddik. I do not use the term lightly. It just amazes me how, in this polluted world, there could be such holy children. This boy taught me an incredible thing. We were discussing the quality of "dimyon," imagination. He told me that his rebbe had taught him that one reason G-d instilled the quality of imagination in mankind is so that we should be able to use it to find a way to "dan l'kaf zchus," to judge someone else favorably.

I personally find it very difficult to give someone else the benefit of the doubt. I think to myself, "How could that person possibly be innocent?" I have a very easy time blaming other people. This boy in Lakewood taught me something of great value: he made me realize that we have to work hard at trying to judge someone favorably and that G-d even gave us a specific character trait, imagination, to enable us to do it when it seems that there are no exonerating circumstances. I don't mean that we should indulge in fantasy to judge someone favorably; I mean that we should exert ourselves to understand just how that person could in fact really be innocent when in fact he or she seems obviously guilty.

I do not know the facts behind the news story, but I do know that the media is full of lies. I also know that any excuse to portray Jews, especially religious Jews, in a negative light is seized upon with delight by a world that wants to believe that we are worthy of their hatred.

In the month of Elul, my friends, we should be learning to look critically not at others but at ourselves. That is the only place where our efforts can have any effect. We can speak about the faults of others until eternity, but it will only create poison and darkness. Sinas chinom, unwarranted hatred among Jews is, according to our sages, the only reason we are in this seemingly interminable exile. Sinas chinom and its "children," loshon hara and rechilus, are the reasons that we do not have a Bais Hamikdosh today, that we are not all together in peace, harmony and safety in our Holy Land!

When are we going to stop?

When are we going to take this seriously?

When are we going to point the finger at ourselves instead of others?

On Yom Kippur we say, "Chattasi, I have sinned"! We do not say, "YOU have sinned"!

No one else is responsible for my problems! It's not the rabbi, the gabbai, the synagogue, the yeshiva, the economy, the president of Iran! It's not my wife and it's not my husband and it's not my parents!

I am responsible!

My friends, unless we stop blaming others, we will not be able to heal the world.

Let us all look in the mirror.

Tatti, my Father in Heaven, please let me see my faults! Please let me cry over my inadequacies! Please heal me! I have so much work to do! It seems endless, but I know that You will help me if I beg You with all my heart and all my soul!

Just remember, my friends: even if we don't deserve Moshiach, G-d deserves Moshiach! He is suffering so much at the quarrels of His children, at our terrible exile and His own "exile," because He is with us! He is waiting to save us! He has promised again and again, and He always fulfills His promises. Even if we don't deserve it, He will bring our Redeemer, "l'ma'an shmo b'ahava," for His Name's sake, with love. [2]

Let's give Him nachas! All the signs are in place. This is the month. This is the year! This is the time! "For G-d will comfort Zion. He shall comfort all her ruins. He shall make her wilderness like Eden and her wasteland like a garden.... Joy and gladness shall be found there, thanksgiving and the sound of music." [3]



Roy S. Neuberger
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[1] This is my paraphrase of the conversation as I remember it.

[2] Shemoneh Esreh, first blessing

[3] Isaiah 51:3, Haftaras Eikev

18 August 2009

More 'Flu News

About a week ago, we posted a warning---"Beware Big Brother trying to scare you into taking an unproven vaccine! " The whole situation surrounding this 'flu pandemic is bizarre.

At first, the Minister of Health said Israel would order vaccine, so it would be available if needed, but that we would not take delivery on anything until next year (2010). Next thing we hear the Prime Minister is vowing vaccine for every citizen and then the delivery date gets moved up to October.

I'd like to know who is orchestrating this and why. I mean is Big Pharma going bankrupt and need a massive infusion of cash from around the world, buying up a totally useless, but potentially deadly and experimental vaccine?? (I suppose you've heard that each person is going to need three injections!)

They tried for several years running to scare the world with a "Bird 'Flu" that never quite took off (forgive the pun) in the human population. Then they jumped to label this "Swine 'Flu" a killer when it had barely begun spreading in Mexico. Was it planted in the populace, quickly losing it's lab manufactured potency or were the reported numbers of dead artificially concocted and released to the media?

Take this for example:

62-year-old woman dies after being diagnosed with swine flu
Published: 08.18.09, 10:47 / Israel News
A 62-year-old woman died at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem on Tuesday, after being diagnosed with swine flu.

The woman also suffered from other diseases. According to the Health Ministry, although it is uncertain that the H1N1 virus was the cause of death, this cannot be ruled out. (Meital Yasur-Beit Or)


Now, look at this:

Swine flu death toll rises following 10th victim
...The 67-year-old patient was hospitalized a week ago in serious condition at the intensive care unit in the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva and had apparently suffered from a severe illness.

The 76-year-old man suffered from a heart condition and was also admitted in serious condition to the intensive care unit at the Hasharon Hospital. Health Ministry officials claim that in these cases too swine flu could not be determined as cause of death but could not be ruled out either.

And yet if you only read the headlines, or do not read the article critically, the impression you would get is that these are swine flu deaths for a fact.
JPost reports: "...the ministry's policy is to attribute the deaths of those infected with H1N1 to the virus even when the cause of death is uncertain."
We have to ask why they so badly need to frighten the public with this manufactured 'flu pandemic.

Case in point. Just after reading that 'Nearly 1/4 of Israelis would refuse H1N1 vaccine', I ran across this Prognosis: 14,000 to die of swine flu .
I can't tell you what to do, but I will urge my family and friends to pay heed to the as-yet unproven, but highly likely connection between adequate levels of Vitamin D and immunity to the flu---Epidemic Influenza And Vitamin D.
Be a smart and informed consumer of medical care. Get plenty of sunshine and be well!!

17 August 2009

This is a very kool tool

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

There's much to be said for a good strong wall

In the language of the Hebrew prophets, when He was angry with us due to our sins, Hashem broke down our walls of protection, but when He wanted to protect us as His special heritage, He sought to build the walls of protection around us.

Yechezkel 13:14. "And I shall demolish the wall that you plastered with daub, and I shall make it reach the ground, and its foundation will be bared, and it will fall, and you will perish in its midst, and you will know that I am the Lord."

Yechezkel 22:30. "And I sought of them a man who puts up a wall and stands in the breach before Me, for the sake of the land that it not be destroyed, but I did not find."

Zekharyah 2:9. "I will be for it [Jerusalem]-says the Lord-a wall of fire around, and for glory I will be in its midst."

Very simple. WALLS PROTECT US!

Then comes The "New" Testament and says:

...But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, the law of commandments in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity....
THIS is what the Waller Family is referring to in the following excerpt from an interview they gave to the Williamson Herald:

...there is a wall that divides people of the Christian faith and people of the Jewish faith.... That wall is tall and thick---built from years of misunderstanding, misconceptions and misgivings between two faiths that share the same roots, as evidenced in Israel where 'Messianic Jews' are often shunned by Orthodox Jews and in the US where Christian churches and Jewish synagogues rarely interact.

During the past five years, the family---all 13 members---have been working alongside Israeli farmers in Samaria, building relationships, breaking barriers...chipping away at that wall.

...Working side by side with Israeli farmers in the vineyards and olive groves, the family is learning, understanding, reaching out and developing relationships.

[As should be obvious by now, this is Xian 'code' for creating an opportunity to "share Jesus", G-d forbid!!]

...This fall, the Waller family was joined by several other families who wanted to help bring down the wall of division. "For us, it's a spiritual deal---a faith deal," said Sherri Waller. "The battle is over the land because God gave it to the descendants of Abraham---that includes us."

No, Sherri, it does NOT include you and your family. This is not your home. You are idolaters of the worst sort, attempting through subterfuge to entice the Children of Israel to follow you into idolatry and thereby bring the wrath of G-d down upon us to our destruction.

It is the DUTY of EVERY TORAH JEW to strengthen the wall that they are so determined to bring down. It is holding back a flood of assimilation and annihilation.

How much trouble can be made by "unfaithful men?"

(Cross-posted from Esav Exposed)

In this week's parsha, Re'eh, we read the following which bears repeating today:

DEVARIM 13 ---

7. If your brother, the son of your mother, tempts you in secret or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your embrace, or your friend, who is as your own soul saying, "Let us go and worship other gods, which neither you, nor your forefathers have known."

8. Of the gods of the peoples around you, [whether] near to you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth;

9. You shall not desire him, and you shall not hearken to him; neither shall you pity him, have mercy upon him, nor shield him.

10. But you shall surely kill him, your hand shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

11. And you shall stone him with stones so that he dies, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

12. And all Israel shall listen and fear, and they shall no longer do any evil such as this in your midst.

13. If you hear in one of your cities which the Lord, your God, is giving you to dwell therein, saying,

14. "Unfaithful men have gone forth from among you and have led the inhabitants of their city astray, saying, 'Let us go and worship other gods, which you have not known.' "

15. Then you shall inquire, investigate, and ask thoroughly, and, behold, it is true, the matter is certain, that such abomination has been committed in your midst:

16. You shall surely strike down the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroy it with all that is in it and its livestock, with the edge of the sword.

17. And you shall collect all its spoil into the midst of its open square, and burn with fire the city and all its spoil, completely, for the Lord, your God; and it shall be a heap of destruction forever, never to be rebuilt.

18. And nothing that is doomed to destruction shall cling to your hand, so that the Lord may return from His fierce wrath, and grant you compassion, and be compassionate with you, and multiply you, as He swore to your forefathers.

19. For you shall hearken to the voice of the Lord your God, to keep all His commandments which I command you this day, to do that which is proper in the eyes of the Lord, your God.


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How often do we examine our actions in light of "that which is proper in the eyes of the Lord, your G-d?" While using our friends or neighbors or the rabbi's latest shiur as a measuring stick, we might find justification for many things that Heaven detests. There is no substitute for letting the Torah be your searchlight and using it as the ultimate measure of your deeds.

I read "Unfaithful men have gone forth from among you and have led the inhabitants of their city astray, ..." along with the description of that city's ultimate destruction and I shake to the core of my being. Now, of all times, while the threat of destruction hovers over every Jewish town and village in Judea and Samaria, this issue must be confronted.

"Unfaithful men"---men who place their trust in idol-worshippers rather than in the God of Israel are bringing sure and swift destruction upon their families, neighbors, friends and upon the whole House of Israel.

They are the men who have made non-kosher alliances with non-Jews who have sworn their allegiance to a dead Jew and who worship this dead man as the Creator of All, God forbid!!

The "New" Testament on the nature of Yeshu: "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist."
There is no question today, and neither was there in the past, that those who espouse this religion are idolaters. This was a "god" which was far from us, but which has now been brought close, even into the most religious of Jewish homes. As much as he is given life by those who worship and revere him, he does indeed "live in their hearts," as his followers claim. Inasmuch as they have been welcomed into Jewish homes, this much has the false god entered in as well!
Recently, a good Jew saw an advertisement on the City of Ariel's internet list requesting Jewish homes to host visiting agricultural workers arriving at the end of the summer growing season. Something about it did not sit right with this good Jew, so he contacted a person he knew with expertise in this area and this is what came of the inquiry...
A known Xian missionary has found a new way to infiltrate Jewish homes with his "Master's" message. He is organizing like-minded "believers" to travel at their own expense to Eretz Yisrael and to offer their services to farmers free of charge for the duration of the harvest season. In exchange for this pottage of free labor, otherwise good Jews have sold out the birthright of our covenant with Hashem. The infiltrating missionaries believe that this willingness to receive them is equal to a willingness to receive their message as well.
"Tommy Waller runs HaYovel which brings in Xians to work harvesting, particularly in Har Bracha on a vineyard belonging to Nir Lavi. HaYovel is supported by an organization founded by Eliezer Braun called Shuva Israel. According to the website's Mission page:

'Starting 2,000 years ago, a large divide developed between Christianity and Judaism. Today, you and I have the opportunity to make amends and bring Jew and Christian together under the umbrella of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This is an opportunity for a grand reconciliation after two thousand years of brothers straying away from each other.

We are living in a very unique time in history-we are part of God's timing. We can make a difference and partner with the miracles that God is manifesting through the children of Abraham-today in our life time in the State of Israel. We have a unique opportunity to link Bible believing Christians and an Israeli Jewish organization for the purpose of fulfilling over 1,000 scriptures that relate to the prophetic ingathering of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.

Shuva Israel Director, Eliezer Braun, who moved to Israel in 1983 and lives in the Hills of Samaria (Ezekiel 36) with his family, travels worldwide to establish relationships with Evangelical Christians. Today there is a growing awareness in Israel that her best and perhaps only true friend in the world is the Evangelical Christian. Eliezer travels and speaks in Churches in the USA, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore.'"

The board of Shuva Israel is a who's who of Dominionist Xian leaders whose primary goal is [to establish a worldwide Xian theocracy on the planet]. There is one Jew on the board.....

Listed among their "projects:"

---Promotion of Christian volunteer work program in communities in Samaria with "HaYovel" Ministry

---Planting vineyards for farmers in the Hills of Samaria
HaYovel touts itself as "serving Israel's farmers---an organization that is uniting Zionist Jews and Christians to work together towards one common goal – restoration of Israel through the tending of the Land." You see, they don't believe we can do it without their help and many Jews seem to believe that, too.
"One of the really good things God has allowed us to do as we work in Israel is to develop significant relationships...." They depend upon this and the Jew's natural hakarat hatov to eventually open the doors for their "witness."

Tommy Waller makes it very clear in an April 2009 interview with Bible Voice Broadcasting that his efforts are geared to hasten the arrival of their dead messiah: "...God is moving, there's something happening in the heavenlies that's gonna usher in the coming of our messiah."

In response to his comment that "the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few," the interviewer says, "So the more people that you have coming, the more communities you can impact---and help---and they can see the love of the Lord in you as you're working and you're helping them build the communities." (Tommy: "Right, right.")

This "love" is their "light to the nations" with which they attract other followers to their "Lord and Master."

Radio interviewer: "So, I can see that you're really wanted, they like what you're doing, the Jewish people, as you're out there working with them."

Tommy Waller: "Yes. Amazingly, the Jewish people here have embraced us. The religious people have embraced us. I think that because we love them and they feel that genuine love that we have for them as people, we are mending relationships and building relationships."

In other words, the warm reception the Jews have given to the Xians causes them to have high hopes of eventually converting them to their false religion on some future day, despite all denials to the contrary.

In a video, also from April 2009, Tommy Waller can be heard to say: "We are a humanitarian organization." But he belies that when he goes on to say: "We can bring people over to meet the labor needs; not having the farmers go out and get Buddhist Thai workers to come in, but people of faith, Jewish and Xian people to come to Israel to do and put their hands in the soil that they have a connection to."

Tommy Waller, his family and all the Xians that he can bring to Israel and install in Jewish homes and Jewish backyards and Jewish farmlands, all believe that this Land belongs as much to them as it does to us. In this, they are no different than the Arabs that live among us. Do we really want to set ourselves up for another war over the land with the Xians before we've even resolved the conflict with the Arabs?

I have issues with foreign workers, but at least the Buddhist Thai worker has no illlusions that he has any claim on our heritage! Furthermore, they and their families are not being hosted in Jewish homes and forming deep reciprocal relationships with Jews who dare not be sucked into their idolatrous way of life!!!

They sing and dance in worship and adoration of Yeshu and pray to him as their god while living in our very midst. What tragedies and catastrophes, G-d forbid, are the "unfaithful men" bringing upon us!?

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The foregoing is thanks to the research done by GeulaGirl, the owner of Esav Exposed. She would like to add the following, so that no doubts should remain about the true intentions of these "nice" people:

The Waller Family sees Israel as their home. They belong to the “congregation” led by missionary David Ortiz in Ariel. Brayden and Zac Waller run the youth group there. They travel all over America speaking in churches and messianic congregations to recruit people to volunteer in Israel. They spend time at many of the messianic “churches” and organizations in Jerusalem including Succat Hallel in Ir David, King of Kings, and Shemen Sasson.


From the Waller’s Blog:

October 2006 (Zac Waller)

“For the next 2 weeks we picked grapes until they came out our ears! The grand total came out to 11 1/2 tons I think. The harvest is so incredible! Just seeing the fruit of your labor is rewarding but to think about the greater harvest, when all of Israel is saved! Such an awesome picture!

We had several volunteers this harvest. Rachel Claerbout, a friend from Florida who has had a heart for the Jewish people since she was 11 years old is volunteering with us for three months. Melody, Matt and Mark Norris, friends of ours from Virginia came and helped for the duration of the harvest. Also several believers from the area came for a day or two to help out and enjoy the vineyard.”

“Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement, Lev 23:27) starts tonight. We will be fasting, praying for and thanking YHWH for His forgiveness as well as asking Him to reveal the areas in our lives that we need to repent for and make right. This is a very solemn time for all Israel. Even a lot of secular Jews fast on Yom Kippur. May Yeshua reveal His grace and forgiveness to them.”



Sukkot 2007 (Zak Waller)
“The Mount of Temptation is the alleged 'high mountain' where Yeshua was tempted by satan in Matt 4:8. We had an awesome time of worship as we looked out towards Jericho and proclaimed Yeshua’s Name over the city.

“Friday we slept, ate then slept and ate some more. We had a friend over for lunch, then went to Mrs. Margaret’s for Shabbat dinner.

On Shabbat Mr. David came, picked us up and hauled us back to Ariel in time for our regular fellowship gathering. Some people came who had done some mission work in Russia came and shared. They had some interesting tales to tell!”


February 2009 (Olivia Waller)
“Dad, Zac, Josh, Caleb, about 20 other people and I are going home (Israel)!!!! Oh and my grandparents are coming too! I am so excited! We will be there for a month clipp’in on vines making them look pitiful. But it really is good for the vines, without us doing that the vineyard would be a mess of vines and we would not want that to happen.”


February 2008 (Zac Waller)

“Yesterday morning one of my friends in Israel found a gift basket sitting outside his front door. When he opened up the package it blew up in his face. Shrapnel went everywhere. All the windows were busted out, the furniture was shredded, huge chunks of metal were stuck in their refrigerator but Ami (my friend) IS ALIVE, PRAISE GOD!!! He is in critical condition with serious wounds/burns all over his body.

Brayden, Dad and I are on our way to go be with them – so pray that God will use us to comfort them and that Yeshua’s name will be lifted high in that Israeli hospital!

Brayden and I lead a youth group there in Ariel that Ami was a part of. Our family is very close to theirs. So……..This hits really close to home….”



From an article in the Williamson Herald (Jan. 8, 2009):

“During the past five years, the family – all 13 members – have been working alongside Israeli farmers in Samaria, building relationships, breaking barriers and as in the Bible, “planting the grapes in Samaria,” with the people of Israel and at the same time, chipping away at that wall.
It all started after an invitation to visit to Israel. It was then Tommy and his family knew their life was in for another change. “When we went there, God spoke to me,” Tommy said. “I understood where we were supposed to be.”

“Now twice a year they are in another land. They are up at dawn to catch a bus to Har Bracha or the Mountain of Blessings where they work the land until 4 or 5 p.m. using the agricultural lessons they learned along Russell Creek in Lobelville in the land where Christianity was born and sharing with people who have similar religious beliefs. They are interacting and learning about a different culture, how to shop and get around in a different world, and feeling more and more at home in a foreign land.

“If we can help them, they don’t have to bring in foreign workers,” Tommy said. “They can prosper and they don’t have to go into debt.”

Working side by side with Israeli farmers in the vineyards and olive groves the family is learning, understanding, reaching out and developing relationships.

“In Israel we’re working in a vineyard with about 8,000 vines, and on the Mountain of Blessings with 30,000 vines,” said Tommy. “We still work as a family, but this is a community effort. It’s an amazing thing, the people we work with look a lot like people we lived with in (the Amish community) Lobelville (Tennessee).”

Since they started their work in Israel the family helped build a winery, harvested tons of grapes and olives, trimmed acres of vines and olive trees, moved rocks and boulders for roads and most importantly, built relationships with both Israelis and Palestinians.

This fall the Waller family was joined by several other families who wanted to help bring down the wall of division. “For us it’s a spiritual deal – a faith deal,” said Sherri Waller. “The battle is over the land because God gave it to the descendents of Abraham – that includes us.”


Hear it all in their own words in this Google video. Some key excerpts...

Tommy Waller: "The Wallers are preparing to do a [spiritual] work in Israel."
Sherri Waller: "There is a much more weighty harvest that He's ready to make."
[Note: The "New" Testament is replete with this imagery of souls ripe for the harvest: "Then He said to His disciples, 'The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. ...Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.' " Sherri Waller's allusion to this concept is followed in the video by various images of Israelis from every social group beginning with the chareidim at the Western Wall.]

Tommy Waller: "For us, sharing the gospel is not only verbal, it has an action to it. It's based on relationships. As we're working with these people, we'll be able to share with them this Jesus that we know."
Brayden Waller:
"Our family has begun a ministry called HaYovel. The vision of HaYovel is to develop a network of individuals, families and congregations [churches and messianic 'synagogues'] ready to labor side by side with the people of Israel, to bless them, to stand with them, to share with them a passion for the soon coming of the Jubilee in Yeshua, the messiah."


BE ADVISED! ACCORDING TO THEIR LATEST UPDATE, TOMMY WALLER IS BRINGING 75-100 LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE WITH HIM TO ISRAEL NEXT WEEK!!

AND THEY HAVE BEEN INVITED TO "HELP OUT" IN ITAMAR!!!

WHAT ARE WE TO DO ABOUT THE "UNFAITHFUL MEN?"

13 August 2009

When will they ever learn???

There is no such thing as coincidence!!!

Quakes and Typhoons: What's Up with Mother Nature?
Storms and quakes that have struck Asia unrelated, coincidence of nature.Posted August 11, 2009
By Andrea Thompson, LiveScience

It may seem like Mother Nature is pulling out all the weapons in her arsenal, after a spate of earthquakes and cyclones struck Asia in recent days, but the fact that these events coincided is just that — a coincidence.


As long as they fail to make the spiritual connection and take appropriate corrective measures, they will continue to get hit until they do.

12 August 2009

A significant sign of impending redemption

Gas Field Near Haifa Exceeds Expectations -- Again!
"There is already enough Israeli made natural gas to provide for the county's needs for years to come, said Avner CEO Gideon Tadmor and Delek CEO Tzvi Greenfield in a joint statement.

...the discoveries free the Jewish State from dependence on foreign energy sources.

10 August 2009

05 August 2009

Obama's 'Final Solution' - Part 2

OBAMA AT THE GATES OF JERUSALEM

Obama's 'Final Solution' - Part 1

Obama makes plans for Middle East peace conference this yearDEBKAfile Exclusive Report

August 4, 2009, 9:35 PM (GMT+02:00)

DEBKAfile's political sources report that Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak's prediction Tuesday, Aug. 4, that the US is preparing to present a "Middle East peace plan" within weeks, which Israel should accept, was misleading, although he admitted the details had not been worked out yet.

According to our Washington sources, the Obama White House is not thinking in terms of a new peace plan but a multinational conference on the lines of the Madrid conference convened by the first President George Bush to take place in November this year.

Israel may not be too eager to take part because as in Madrid 1, it will be heavily outnumbered.

This is how the Obama administration envisages the event:

1. It will be attended by leading Arab nations, such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria, as well as major powers from outside the region, e.g. Russia, China, India and Europe.

2. The first business on the agenda will be Israeli peace accords with the Palestinians, Syria and Lebanon as sketched out by US Middle East envoy George Mitchell in his last briefings to Israeli, Palestinian and Syrian leaders last week.

3. Separate panels will deal with two central issues: the disarmament of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons in the region including Israel, and the distribution of its water resources.

4. The conference will take place alongside prospective US-Iranian negotiations - if they take off in September.

5. Mitchell informed Israeli and Syrian leaders that the plan had won British, French and German approval.

He promised Syrian president Bashar Assad that Obama would personally undertake to arrange peace talks with Israel under his auspices, so cutting Turkey out of the picture.

Our Washington sources stress that the Americans have not finished working on their Middle East conference plan and many particulars remain to be fleshed out. However, the defense minister Ehud Barak jumped the gun because Wednesday, Aug. 5, he faces a storm of opposition at the national convention of his Labor Party, and he needed a strong message to rally support.



And when he doesn't succeed, he will lash out at the nearest available target---American Jews.

04 August 2009

Technologic "Prophecy"?

We are in a messianic process which is slowly bringing light to the world so that humanity won't be completely blinded (or destroyed) by the sudden onset of the light. Deeds done in darkness are coming to light and Truth is replacing falsehood as the Olam HaSheker disintegrates.

Rabbi Zamir Cohen has written a book called The Coming Revolution, Science Discovers the Truths of the Bible. At the End of Days, everything will come into harmony with the Truth of Torah and everything, technology included, will proclaim the Oneness of G-d.

Question: Is the web bot project part of that revolution?

The following is excerpted from an interview with the originator of the web bot project. It appears to foretell the rise of Mashiach (although those involved would disagree with this idea)and a possible holocaust (G-d forbid!) in America, all beginning in only a few weeks in October 2009.

(Excerpted portions)

1) That's a tricky one. It's one of those instances where we can't be too forthcoming because we don't want to reveal or participate or create a feedback loop that's going to endanger this individual, but apparently there's going to be a rather visible, or that is to say, a near-global personality that will arise as a result of, or out of the chaos of this coming Fall and through next year that we'll all think of later as a central figure to the humanitarian revolution against the powers that be. This individual is shown as having remarkable power in, hmmm, let's just say the entertainment field, but we're not talking an entertainer, ok. We're talking somebody who's going to be able to use their particular talent as a motivating factor for humans and this individual is described in various ways, but one of the key factors that we'll all recognize this individual by will be the level of individual personal suffering that is involved there, so, very much a, in our viewpoint, very much an admirable being that has arisen to a particular level of mindset, if you will, as a result of years of suffering. Ok, now the impact on this is going to be really shocking. I mean to the point where we think that we'll actually see exhibited, probably in some of the monarchist states, maybe in Belgium and England, this kind of thing, where we'll actually see the words of this individual banned. Once we start seeing them ban the contents of, and I won't go into the particular media, then we'll know we're onto that particular track. However, it should be a rather short and very meteoric rise as to global awareness. As we get into the chaos and everything starts becoming a little bit really strange, there will be this central point that stands out, that, you know, this guy really understands...that this particular person stands out as a stellar encapsulator of our common experience, if you will.

2) We're going to reach levels that replicate or exceed the impact of the Weimar Republic, that is to say, the pre-Hitler Germany Republic went through a nasty stage of hyper-inflation. We're going to hit something that will exceed that. The powers that be, the last time that occurred, used something in the following linguistic trail to create chaos. What they did was they got a leader up there who, for his own reasons was anti-Jewish, and so they started this mantra: "Dirty bankers caused Germany's defeat. Dirty bankers caused Germany's defeat. Dirty JEWISH bankers caused Germany's defeat." And finally it just came down to where they were advocating wholesale violence against the Jews and they dropped off all of the banker part and so on. And the general Jewish population had no concept of any of this stuff going on. Indeed there was a Zionist, if we should categorize it that way, banker elite that was involved and that included people like Prescott Bush, the grandpappy of old President Bush, you know, that kind of thing, so, it's not strictly speaking, a Jewish issue, but we're facing conditions that the same kind of a mantra can be used to lead to a pogrom, and that is to say a wholesale, um, i don't want to say a war, but a social movement against the jewish population and it may it may indeed be that it comes to that, but however, we see some stuff showing up in late 2010 in the general revolution that would seem to veer us away from the path that the powers that be have already picked out which leads that direction. Their goal is to have a dictator arise in 2012 that will pretty much take care of "the Jewish problem" as it will be stated then, which will be an outgrowth of all of the suffering that we have all suffered from the central bank and warfare model. And it will be an attempt to disguise the fact that they were the cause of it with the central bank and warfare model of how to run human affairs. ...Some of them happen to have affiliations to the Jewish community, but they're bad guys. That doesn't make all Jewish people bad guys but these very specific individuals are very evil because they will attempt to shift the blame in as wide a fashion as they possibly can to get out from underneath it These are the people we call "the banksters" and the political minions and their last gasp is playing out as we speak. It will get really chaotic this Fall as the various bits and pieces of this huge bailout bubble start breaking down and we start getting some secrets revealed about what's going on.

02 August 2009

How come I'm only just now hearing about this?

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
June 17, 2009
NASA's mission to bomb the Moon

NASA will tomorrow launch a spectacular mission to bomb the Moon. Their LCROSS mission will blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a missile that will blast a hole in the lunar surface at twice the speed of a bullet. The missile, a Centaur rocket, will be steered by a shepherding spacecraft that will guide it towards its target - a crater close to the Moon's south pole. Scientists expect the blast to be so powerful that a huge plume of debris will be ejected.

Non-religious Description of Days of Mashiach

When listening to this excerpt from the originator of the web bot project, recall what Rav Dahan once said about archeological discoveries that have been covered up until now and realize that this is a pretty accurate description of the picture our sources paint of the End of Days b'ita scenario. Fascinating stuff.

The light of redemption is glowing so brightly that even the goyim are waking up to it!!

Global Consciousness is Apocalyptic