23 June 2017

Nothing Much Has Changed

29 Sivan 5777
Erev Shabbat Kodesh/Erev Rosh Chodesh
Parashat Korach

(H/T Yeranen Yaakov)

A Historic Missed Opportunity

~ Shabbat shalom - Chodesh tov! ~

22 June 2017

Your "Jewish" Government At Work - Part 2

29 Sivan 5777

The so-called "right-wing" Likud party once had a slogan: "Only Likud Can..." And so we've seen that a party perceived as right-wing, strong on security and supportive of building up Judea and Samaria can get away with giving away parts of the Land of Israel and expelling Jews from their homes and bulldozing synagogues.

It was a Likud-led government that signed the first peace agreement with an Arab state (Egypt) giving them land (Sinai) from which Jews were expelled and their properties destroyed.

It was a Likud-led government that signed away Hevron.

It was a Likud-led government that gave Gush Katif to Hamas, expelled its Jews and destroyed all their properties.

And it is a Likud-led government which continues to expell Jews from their homes, razing them along with synagogues.

Now, we can also thank a Likud-led government for reportedly establishing the first Messianic (J4J) church in Jerusalem. Keep in mind this is the same church referred to in a previous post which has nearly taken over Binyan Klal.

(Note that this was about the same time that the infamous International Christian Embassy Jerusalem was getting set up, too.)

And did you catch that bit about bringing Christian agricultural workers to kibbutzim "to show the true face of J*sus to this nation...". So, Tommy Waller and HaYovel are by no means the first to come up with this diabolical plan.

Remember Rosemary Schindler who trades on her famous relative's name to make a name for herself?

We are a Christian Zionist ministry whose vision is to build an alliance between Christians and Jews, Israel and the USA.

We teach about our Hebraic roots and work to connect Christians to Israel and their biblical faith.
Rev. Rosemary Schindler Garlow, relative of Oskar Schindler, shares her experiences and archives from being part of the Schindler legacy that includes Oskar’s successful efforts to save more than 1200 Jewish lives in the face of Nazi genocide. She is continuing the family’s heritage and message through Schindler’s Ark International.
Schindler’s Ark’s purpose is to be a bridge of support between Christians and Jews, the USA and Israel. As a Christian Zionist, Rosemary, together with Holocaust survivors and their descendants,....
Some of their stated goals...
  • To promote...unity between Christians and Jews... 
  • ...to demonstrate our biblical mandate of Israel’s natural and spiritual restoration, and to prepare the way for Messiah’s coming.
  • To be the branches, the “Notzrim”, Hebrew for Christians, who are grafted into the Olive Tree of Israel, having returned to our Jewish, biblical roots.
  • To volunteer to serve the brave men and women of the IDF and the farmers in Israel’s Heartland. ...You can volunteer to plant, prune and harvest in Judea and Samaria by farming with the Waller family restoring the crops and cattle to the mountains of Israel.
  • To participate in raising funds for ... the persecuted Christians in the Middle East and congregations of Believers and biblical causes.

Your "Jewish" Government At Work

28 Sivan 5777

Are there really Jews out there who still think the government will do anything about missionary activity in Israel???
The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus is a caucus within the Israeli Knesset that seeks to build a direct line of communication, cooperation and coordination between the Knesset and Christian leaders around the world. Josh Reinstein serves as the Caucus Director....
Launched in 2004, Knesset Christian Allies Caucus inspired a network of Israel Allies Caucuses in over 25 parliaments around the world.[Who would all be very upset with Israel if it came down on missionary activity.] Today, the Israel Allies Foundation serves as the umbrella organization helping coordinate the work of these various caucuses into a unified pro-Israel voice. (Source)
[It's just another part of GoguMagog.]
"Mission Statement"
The mission of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus is to build direct lines of communication, cooperation and coordination between the Knesset and Christian leaders around the world. We strive to establish relationships between the members of Knesset and leaders of Churches, Christian organizations and political representatives throughout the globe. [There is that "relationship" thing again.] The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus has attracted an increasingly diverse and growing number of Christian leaders globally.
The Caucus works with Christians who support Israel alongside those who are undecided on their position towards Israel. Many Christians recognize that their belief in the Bible connects them to the land and the people of Israel. On this basis, we work together to achieve our goals.
Goals and Caveats
To recognize the contribution that Christians in America, Europe and around the world are making to the security of the State of Israel and to the welfare of the Jewish people.
To bring to the attention of the population of Israel the unqualified support Christians have given, and continue to give, to Jewish aspirations in the Holy Land.
[1 and 2 to make Jews feel beholden to them.] 
To provide Christians in Israel with assistance in dealing with the red tape and bureaucratic issues that may arise.
To reach out to all Christians in order to mobilize political support for Israel.
The Caucus refuses alliances with any group that actively pursues the conversion of Jews to Christianity. [But, not to "Messianic Judaism".]
The Caucus refuses cooperation with any group that regards terrorism as a legitimate form of freedom fighting.
The Roots of Judaism and Christianity in Israel
Israel is the birthplace of Christianity and Judaism and within this land lies the testament and the truth of our shared past. As history is displayed throughout Israel’s archeological landmarks, so is the story of our common Judeo-Christian values. The values of ethical monotheism, on which our precious systems of morality are based, can be found in our shared roots and history in the Land of Israel."
ParticipantsChairman, Robert Ilatov
Members: Hamad Amar,  Yehiel Hilik Bar,  Merav Ben Ari,  Anat Berko,  Avi Dichter,  Oded Forer,  Yehuda Joshua Glick,  Sharren Haskel,  Yoel Hasson,  Aliza Lavie,  Mickey Levy Yakov Margi,  Yoel Razvozov,  Nachman Shai,  Bezalel Smotrich,  Elazar Stern,  Revital Swid (Source)
HaYovel's Got Proteksia
"HaYovel is honored to announce that we will be hosting an Israeli diplomatic delegation in Washington D.C. for the inauguration of our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
The delegation, consisting of MK (Rabbi) Yehuda Glick (Likud), MK Sharren Haskel (Likud), and our Knesset Representative Tsofia Nahon, will attend a series of events throughout the week accompanied by HaYovel Founder Tommy Waller, to include the inaugural ball, seminars on Capitol Hill, congressional meetings, receptions, and rallies."
The One New Man (or Woman) on display in DC - Capital of "Edom".

Sharren Haskel with Tommy Waller on Har Brachah

Sharren Haskel in tight with the Wallers and HaYovel in Har Brachah.

But these pathetic Jews can't protect them from the wrath of the Almighty!

Read more about the CAC HERE.

21 June 2017

Witness the Future of Israel

27 Sivan 5777

Introducing the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries (FIRM)...

‘Historic’ Israel Summit Launches FIRM Ministry
With high-profile Christian speakers from the United States and Jerusalem, a sold-out Israel Summit Conference drew 1,700 Bible-believing supporters to Colorado this week while launching a ministry that organizers predict will grow into a global solidarity movement of Jews and non-Jews.
Israel-loving Christians and Messianic believers from the United States, Brazil, Pakistan, Sweden, Australia and India filled Resurrection Fellowship Church's worship auditorium in Loveland as FIRM, the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries, launched. A global online audience also joined the conference.
FIRM formed in 2014 with 20 Christian leaders signing on as board members under the leadership of Jerusalem-based pastor Wayne Hilsden. He, current Resurrection Fellowship Senior Pastor Jonathan Wiggins and Resurrection Fellowship's former pastor, John Stocker, forged friendships around Israel and the congregation Hilsden leads, King of Kings Community in Jerusalem.
Hilsden introduced the new ministry on the opening night of the Loveland conference, calling the summit "historic." Wiggins and other leaders echoed the sentiment, saying FIRM's formation and plans represent "history in the making."
"FIRM," Hilsden said, "is a global fellowship of biblically grounded believers committed to cultivating Messiah-centered relationships to bless the inhabitants of Israel (Jew and non-Jew) and the Jewish community worldwide."
[Continues HERE.]

On June 13, 2017, FIRM held a big conference in Binyan Klal in Jerusalem. This huge building in the center of Jerusalem has been taken over bit by bit until it is now almost all messianic-controlled with even a church on site.

The "Vision" of Messianic KoK

"King of Kings Community is called to be a compelling, Messiah-centered, Spirit-empowered, disciple-making [i.e. missionary] community revealing the true face of Yeshua (Jesus) to Israel and the nations."

In response to this missionary conference, a brave band of Jewish youth gathered there to protest. This is the future of Israel. Each one of them is my hero. These are the souls who will greet Mashiach!

The video was posted to Facebook by so-called Messianic "Rabbi" Joel Liberman who says: 
"Young ultra-orthodox who felt the need to protest at the FIRM (Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries) conference tonight in Jerusalem. Shouts of 'meshumed' (traitor) towards the Messianic Jews in attendance brought sadness to my heart, but reinvigorated my spirit to pray as Sha'ul did for 'all Israel' to meet Messiah, Yeshua and experience eternal and abundant life!"
He can be seen HERE laying tefillin, knowing he is either an apostate from Judaism or not a Jew at all as he says he was raised in a "Messianic home", i.e. his parents were already xians. Sick!

Those "young ultra-orthodox" Jews have a wonderful future along with the rest of Klal Yisrael, but this "meshumed" has nothing - not in this world and not in the World to Come.

Miracle On The First Day of Summer

27 Sivan 5777

It NEVER rains at this time of year...

Israel’s summer start dampened by freak rainfall

As Israel kicks off its first official day of the summer in anticipation of its usually scorching hot temperatures, residents were surprised by a freak phenomenon on Wednesday morning as rain began to briefly fall on a number of central and southern cities including Tel Aviv, Holon, Petah Tikva, Kiryat Ono, Ashdod and Sderot.

Meteorologist Tzachi Waxman of Meteo Tech said that “Ironically, today is the first official day of the summer with light rains falling from the north to the outskirts of the Negev desert.”

Look Out!

27 Sivan 5777


What on earth are they planning? If we can judge by what is stirring there...

Yellowstone Supervolcano Hit By A Swarm Of More Than 400 Earthquakes In One Week

It's so hot in Phoenix, they can't fly planes

Tropical Storm Cindy Forms in the Gulf of Mexico; Heavy Rain, Flooding Expected Along Gulf Coast

This earthquake fault in northeast L.A. and Pasadena isn't well known, but experts say it poses dangers


20 June 2017

"The Last Gilgul"

27 Sivan 5777

With thanks to Devorah Esther...

The Last Gilgul

You might also enjoy her teaching series on the book Adorned With Dignity. I've only just found it and have heard Part 1 and Part 15 (the most recent). I intend to go back and hear the entire thing. Looks good!

Thank you, Devorah Esther!


27 Sivan 5777

"EMERGENCY TEHILLIM / PRAYERS --- Tzippi Kaplan, daughter of Rebbetzin Libby Kahane and Rav Meir Kahane HY"D, is in a coma in Hadassa Ein Kerem Hospital. This morning she suffered a stroke and the prognosis is uncertain... PLEASE, PLEASE PRAY URGENTLY FOR...


There's A Lot of Pain Coming

26 Sivan 5777

How much of it is yours depends on you.

Quoting my good friend Aryeh Yosef...
People SAY "We want Mashiach". NO THEY DON'T. Because when Mashiach REALLY arrives, he is not going to pat people on the head and say, "It's ok to swindle, cheat and lie, there is one God in the Bet Knesset and another in the Boursa. Or the Diamond Exchange. Or the World Out There".
BLUNTLY. When he arrives, Mashiach is going to KICK ASS and BUST HEADS. Yes, the gentile nations coming against us will be/are being shattered and destroyed. But he is going to go after the bullies, the tyrants, the cowards, the thieves, the swindlers, the con men, AMONG US.
And he won't be interested in the "good stories" about the "bad homes" these people came from.
On Mashiach's Hit List FIRST and FOREMOST will be "religious" people, the one's who PROFANED and DESECRATED the Name of the God of Israel by saying THIS and doing THAT.
And he will go after the "nice people", the "good people", the "respectable people" who form a Greek Phalanx of Protection around the PERPETRATORS and treats the victims and those who defend them as the ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE.
You'd better believe it because it's true! Somehow people have gotten the wrong idea about what is coming even though the prophets warned us. They ignore those warnings with the saying that "Bad prophecies don't have to come true." And yet, if you look back down the road of history, we see that every one of them has - until today. This is the track we are on and it's too near the end to change now.

Along with this dream of an easy, pain-free redemption has arisen this vision of Days of Mashiach where everyone is finally free of the constraints of the law. (Yes, there is a good reason why this sounds like Christian teaching.) People somehow think it is righteous to pray for unlimited and unrestrained mercy, but this is exactly what we see in the world today. And maybe it's necessary for this time period, but it can't go on forever like this.

A world with severly restricted justice becomes unstable and out of balance. It becomes a world without hope as it begins to appear as if it is hefker, ownerless, abandoned and out of control. It's not just children who need, even crave, boundaries and limits, in order to feel secure. It's a need shared by all human beings.

The Days of Mashiach will see a much higher level of justice applied than what we see currently. Remember the famous disputes between the House of Hillel and the House of Shammai?
In the first century BCE, Babylonian born Hillel (later known as Hillel the Elder) migrated to the Land of Israel to study and worked as a woodcutter, eventually becoming the most influential force in Jewish life. ...He was known for his kindness, gentleness, concern for humanity....
Hillel the Elder’s friendly adversary was Shammai, a native of the Land of Israel about whom little is known except that he was a builder, known for the strictness of his views. He was reputed to be dour, quick-tempered and impatient. Both lived during the reign of King Herod (37-4 BCE), an oppressive period in Jewish history because of the Roman occupation of the Land of Israel. Shammai was concerned that if Jews had too much contact with the Romans, the Jewish community would be weakened, and this attitude was reflected in his strict interpretation of Jewish law. Hillel did not share Shammai's fear and therefore was more liberal in his view of law.
Hillel was the more popular of the two scholars, and he was chosen by the Sanhedrin, the supreme Jewish court, to serve as its president. While Hillel and Shammai themselves did not differ on a great many basic issues of Jewish law, their disciples were often in conflict. The Talmud records over 300 differences of opinion between Beit Hillel (the House of Hillel) and Beit Shammai (the House of Shammai). The Rabbis of the Talmud generally sided with the rulings of the School of Hillel, although the Sages believed that both views were valid.
Sixteenth-century kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria (the “Ari”) said that not only are both the words of the House of Shammai and the House of Hillel enduring on the conceptual level, but each has its time and place on the pragmatic level as well. In our present world, we follow the rulings of the House of Hillel, but in the era of Messiah, the majority opinion will shift in favor of the House of Shammai, and their rulings will then be implemented. The Ari believed that in our present reality, where divine commandments must be imposed upon an imperfect world, the rulings of the House of Hillel represent the ultimate in conformity to the divine will, while the rulings of the House of Shammai represent an ideal that is too lofty for our present state (which is why we perceive them as “stricter” and more confining), and can only be realized on the conceptual level. In the era of Messiah, the situation will be reversed: a perfected world will embrace the more exacting application of Torah law expressed by the House of Shammai, while the Hillelian school of interpretation will endure only conceptually. (Source)
More here...
The idea that the Halacha will be in accordance with Beis Shamai in the time of Moshiach comes from the Arizal. It is quoted in his name by Mikdash Melech to Zohar Parshas Bereishis 17b and in Likkutey Torah (Rabbi Shnuer Zalman of Liadi) Parshas Korach 54c. The Arizal interprets the Mishna in Pirkey Avos (5:19) that an argument for the sake of heaven such as that of Hillel and Shamai will endure; although now the Halacha is like Beis Hillel, the argument will endure as later the Halacha will be like Beis Shamai. An alternate source is Tosfos Chadashim at the beginning of Avos who brings this in the name of the Gaon of Nikolsburg.
There are two general explanations brought:
1) Mikdash Melech: Hillel represents kindness and Shammai severity (hence the rulings of Beis Hillel are almost always more lenient). When Moshaich comes the advantage of the severity will be revealed and therefore the halacha will be in accordance with Beis Shamai. [Based on this reason some say that this is only in cases where Bais Shamai are stricter].
2) Tosfos Chadashim: Bais Shmai comes from such a high level this present world is incapable of withstanding and only when Moshiach comes will we be able to follow their opinion. [It seems based on this reason we will follow all Beis Shamai's rulings, not only the stricter ones.]
The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains at length in his Kuntres "Torah Chadosha Me'Iti Teztzei" how the fact that the Halacha will change in accordance with Beis Shamai is consistant with the immutable nature of the Torah.  (Source)
So, if you are one of those who is looking forward to Days of Mashiach being a time when halachah no longer applies, think again! 

19 June 2017

No Room For Halachah in the World of the One New Man

25 Sivan 5777

The following quote demonstrates the prevailing attitude amongst many self-described "religious" Jews today...
"To be completely honest, I do not think that Halacha is something that must be followed in every instance. There are plenty of areas including LGBT rights, the Agunah problem, and many other moral imperatives that I believe override any Halachic consideration. However, one of the interesting things about not having Halacha be the only ethical system that I follow, is that I feel that I can have a much more objective view than someone who is completely committed and engulfed by it."
They have elevated their own thoughts and feelings above the revealed will of the Creator. They refuse to submit their personal opinions and sensitivities to the constraints of the Covenant and thereby make themselves into rebels who spread apikorsus and kefirah.

This outright rebellion against the Sovereign of the Universe has gone viral. It has spread worldwide like a virus and its aim is to infect every person on the planet. Every tool - mass media, social media, public education, etc. - is being brought to bear in the war to unite all mankind under the banner of a New World Religion which is based on liberalism. In this world of the One New Man, there is no room for Halachah which causes division.

Just look at a sampling of yesterday's headlines...
Jared and Ivanka do their own thing as observant Jews. And that’s normal. (Times of Israel)
So apparently Jared and Ivanka play golf on Shabbat. Cue the handwringing.
The New York Post reported Wednesday that the president’s Jewish daughter and son-in-law like to hit the links on the holy day, and stay within the bounds of the Sabbath rules by walking the course (instead of driving a cart) and tipping the caddie the next day (instead of handling money). Of course, the newspaper also noted that even according to the “less strict” Conservative movement, merely playing the game is a violation of Shabbat.
Articles of this type — I’ve written a couple — are premised on the idea that if Javanka are Orthodox Jews, they should be observing Jewish law, called halachah, strictly by the book. Anything less is hypocrisy or blasphemy.
On the surface, that assumption seems to make sense. But it’s wrong.
That’s because Jared and Ivanka have never claimed to strictly observe halachah. And among Jews who identify with Orthodoxy and belong to Orthodox synagogues, they are far from alone.
The real abomination is the vitriol directed at Rabbi Dweck (Times of Israel blog)
It’s really disheartening to hear of all the negative energy sent in Rabbi Dweck’s direction. As a man of deep integrity and wisdom, it is clear from all of his teachings that he understands the fragility of the human condition and is keen to find ways for people to embrace the love of Torah.
Having spoken to him directly on issues concerning LGBT+ members of the Jewish community here in London, it is abundantly clear to me that Rabbi Dweck is perplexed by the disproportionate actions taken by members of the community to denigrate its LGBT+ members, purportedly in the name of Halachah.
Time To Rethink Our Resistance To Intermarriage (The New York Jewish Week)
...While the Reform movement has the most welcoming posture towards families with non-Jewish partners, the Conservative and Modern Orthodox worlds would be well served if they adopted a similar approach. Gone are the days when dogma and devotion rule; today every Jew is a Jew by choice. If our traditional communities do not learn how to adapt to modernity and cater religiously to different people’s needs, Judaism risks nearing its extinction date.
... In order for the Jewish people to be a light unto the nations, it’s time we revisit our tribalistic approach toward intermarriage and our highly divisive conversion practices. Instead, welcome “the other” into the Jewish family.
It's all about erasing the lines of division and creating One New Man out of the Jew, the Muslim and the Christian.
Multifaith Iftar meals bring settlers, Palestinians together (Ynet News)
Approximately half the attendees are Israeli residents of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc communities of Efrat, Alon Shvut, Kfar Etzion, Bat Ayin, Tekoa and others, who have come to celebrate the end of the fast, talk about co-existence and build relationships.
The evening, hosted by the Shorashim/Judur organization, a local NGO that calls itself a “grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence, and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians,” is second of four break-fasts the organization will be hosting in June and just one of dozens of interfaith programs throughout the month.
Jews and Christians are guests as taboo-breaking liberal mosque opens in Berlin (Times of Israel)
Top religious leaders urge followers to ‘make friends’ across faiths (Times of Israel)
...In a three-minute video made in partnership with Twitter, the petitioners — including Pope Francis, Former UK Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the Dalai Lama and Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawki Allam — disseminated their message in 16 different languages.
Only Israel was bidden by her Creator to remain a separate people entrusted with a unique mission. This Truth is under attack like never before in the history of the world.

14 June 2017

The Birur Continues All Around the World

21 Sivan 5777

The strength and effectiveness of this worldwide birur is a very clear sign of how close we are to Mashiach. HKB"H is creating situations where Jews must choose sides - between right and wrong - "and this is the clarification of those days" wherein it is becoming clear where each person stands. You are either with the Torah or you are against it. Just like in this prime example...


Evil thinks its day has arrived. That it is now strong enough to withstand the light, so it has come out of the closet. Like this rabbi and like the missionaries in Eretz Yisrael. They used to hide their true colors, but not anymore. This false sense of security has been granted to them by HKB"H so they will make themselves known to the klal and so we may gain merit by separating from them. Soon, they will disappear from the face of the earth.
"You will but gaze with your eyes, and you will see the annihilation of the wicked." (Tehillim 91)
Some want to preach "unity above all", but there is only one kind of unity among Jews and that is the unity we shared at the foot of Har Sinai - unity of purpose, unity of devotion, unity of destiny - all of it rooted in our acceptance of the Torah.

The Torah Is The Tree Of Life...

21 Sivan 5777

I think among the Dati Leumi community, the Torah has got to be a higher priority than building the land. As we've seen in recent days, when Jews are willing to make shady, non-halachic alliances for the sake of building up the land and don't know what the Torah teaches about how we are to live in it, what is the good in building it up only to let our enemies overrun it?

Dati Leumi Rabbonim Are Concerned They May Not Have Gedolei Torah

13 June 2017

"Jews On Missionary TV"

20 Sivan 5777

Jews On Missionary TV 

This is a sampling of Jewish guests on the missionary TV program "In The Last Days" with Christian hosts Martin and Nathalie Blackham. (It has now been rebranded as "Israel First".)

You'll see it's like a roundup of the usual suspects and then some.

New Blog - HaYovel: The Enemy Within

19 Sivan 5777


What Is Shituf And Is It Really Allowed For Gentiles?

19 Sivan 5777

I was going to write a blog post on the concept of shituf and whether it was really allowed to Gentiles, but someone else beat me to it. Find it here, if you are interested. It is long, but excellent. (There's a short version below.)

There are some truly amazing actual righteous gentiles in this world, but you won't find them among Christian Zionists. Those Jews who call Christians "righteous" and even "holy", ignoring their criminal idolatry, are in the process make a mockery of the great personal sacrifices made by truly righteous Gentiles or "Noahides". They do a disservice to humanity as a whole, to the Jewish people particularly, to Torah truth and to the Master of the Universe. When they pretend to be rabbis and spokesmen and say things like "Jews want Christians to be the best Christians they can be", they speak for no one but themselves. 

Truly righteous Gentiles also take exception...
...When you think about the fact that Torah observant Jews know that the roots of christianity are false and inconsistent with their own worldview, and yet a significant amount of them, while ardently warning other Jews against touching such a poisonous worldview, would encourage gentiles to stay in and embrace the christian religion saying there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with it (including the Jesus-worshipping parts of it), a potentially disheartening realisation can dawn upon a savvy gentile, especially one that knows of and does his best to observe the Seven Commandments. What’s that realisation? That we are not all in this together!
...And how do you think this comes across to those, like me, who are watching the actions of the christianity-promoting/preserving Jews? Like they really give a damn about gentiles? You’ve gotta be kidding me. It seems more like they are trying to appease the religions around them and remaining in somewhat comfort in their exile while their attempts to appease surrounding religions only gives those religion confirmation to continue in the sort of actions that bring us as gentiles lower. And once the time of these christian-appeasing Jews is over, whether by death or by return to their homeland in “aliyah”, having protected themselves and ensured their own safety, our “reward” for such “service” is that they would have done a fantastic job in watching over and guiding the poisoning of our “water supply”, our sources of knowledge; let’s enjoy the potential mental retardation of us and our children and the further establishment of the house the Esau/Edom built [rabbis more faithful to the cause of truth see the link between the christian and Roman sources of our society and the ways of biblical Esau]. Sorry if I don’t rush to show my gratitude.
A very sobering perspective that cannot and should not be ignored.

My Short Version on Shituf

It's the idea that a Gentile may worship one of the creations along with the Creator as long as he recognizes that this created being is subject to the Creator as all created things are, i.e. not a god itself, but still an object worthy of worship and service.

Where did the idea that shituf is allowed to Gentiles originate, I wondered, and I found out that like many evil things, it came out of Germany, in the Middle Ages at a time when Jews were mixing in with the surrounding culture. See here.
Jewish views, as codified in Jewish law, are split between those who see Christianity as outright idolatry and those who see Christianity as shituf. While Christians view their worship of a trinity as monotheistic, Judaism generally rejects this view.
The Talmud warns against causing an idolater to take oaths. The commentators living in Christian Germany in the 12th century, called Tosafists, permitted Jews to engage in business practices with Christians, even though this could result in the Christian partner taking an oath by God, which to Christians would include Jesus, by saying that so long as another deity is not mentioned explicitly, there is no idolatry taking place, but only an association. In a terse comment, they wrote:
It is permissible to [cause a gentile's oath through litigation with one's non-Jewish partner because] today all swear in the name of the saints to whom no divinity is ascribed. Even though they also mention God's name and have in mind another thing, in any event no idolatrous name is actually said, and they also have the Creator of the world in mind. Even though they associate (shituf) God's name with "something else", we do not find that it is forbidden to cause others to associate (shituf), and there is no issue of placing a stumbling block before the blind (see Leviticus 19:14) [by entering into litigation with the non-Jewish business partner, thereby causing him to take an oath] because Noachides were not warned about it.
 Three hundred years later...
In the 16th Century, the terse comment is explained as follows by Moses Isserles:
Today, it is permitted [to form a partnership with Christians], because when they swear on their holy scriptures called the Evangelion, they do not hold it to be divine. Even though when they mention God they mean Jesus, they do not mention idolatry since they really mean the Creator of heaven and earth.
Even though they mention jointly (shituf) God's name and another name, there is no prohibition to cause someone to jointly mention [or associate] (shituf) God with another... since this association is not forbidden to gentiles.
Another two hundred years after that, again in Germany!... 
...Moses Mendelssohn, the 18th century Jewish Enlightenment thinker, used the concept of shituf as cited in Tosafot to justify any form of association of God with another entity
And we all (should) know what happened to Moses Mendelssohn...
  • "the first Jew to bring secular culture to those living an Orthodox Jewish life"
  • "the Father of the Jewish Enlightenment"
  • "a spokesman for brotherhood and love of humanity"
  • "recognized the necessity of multiple religions and respected each one"
  • "wanted to take the Jews out of a ghetto lifestyle and into secular society"
  • "translated the Bible into German"
  • "campaigned for emancipation and instructed Jews to form bonds with the gentile governments"
  • "tried to improve the relationship between Jews and Christians as he argued for tolerance and humanity"
  • "became the symbol of the Jewish Enlightenment, the Haskalah"
And finally, the only way it was ever going to go...

"Mendelssohn's own descendents, the most famous being the composer Felix Mendelssohn, left Judaism for Christianity."

12 June 2017

"Praising The Christian World, Is It A Problem?"

19 Sivan 5777

The Latest from Rabbi Yehudah HaCohen Richter...

What Is Really Going On?

18 Sivan 5777

Besides being described as a "cult" leader, Oktar is a missionary for Islam.

 "Adnan Oktar has been known for his televangelism on his TV channelA9 TV,...." Why are Jews blessing his channel for success???

So, we've got rabbis (and others), in the guise of being a "light to the nations", promoting Christianity on the one hand and Islam on the other. And behind all that, they are undermining authentic Torah Judaism! What is really going on here?

11 June 2017

"Uniting Eisav and Yishmael"

18 Sivan 5777

We've been focusing on those hoping to make the shidduch between Jews and Christianity using HaYovel, but there is actually another group working to close the gap between Jews and Islam, too.
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It would seem that they view Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya) as the "bridge". But, I can't imagine why, because a more slimy, unsavory character would be hard to find.

Adnan Oktar (born 2 February 1956), also known as Harun Yahya, is a Turkish author as well as an Islamic creationist. In 2007, he sent thousands of unsolicited copies of his book, The Atlas of Creation, which advocates Islamic creationism, to American scientists, members of Congress, and science museums. Oktar runs two organizations of which he is also the Honorary President: Bilim Araştırma Vakfı (BAV, literally, "Science Research Foundation", established 1990), which promotes creationism and Milli Değerleri Koruma Vakfı (literally, "National Values Preservation Foundation", established 1995) which works domestically on a variety of moral issues. In more recent years, Adnan Oktar has been known for his televangelism on his TV channel, A9 TV, noted especially for featuring 'kittens'*, his female devotees. His organization is commonly referred to as a cult, and he has been described as the "most notorious cult leader in Turkey." Oktar filed more than 5000 lawsuits against individuals for defamation in the last decade, which led to the blocking of a number of prominent websites in Turkey. 

[*'kittens' - Five Turkish bombshells, they are often referred as the girls, angels or kittens of Adnan Oktar, a self-taught Islamic preacher who gained respect for his fervent Creationist teachings. He presents his beliefs as a reformed and urbanized version of Islam, where he clearly states Muslims, Christians and Jews should unite against the corrupting influence of Darwinism.]

A Christian organization said this in 2013 about a famous video of rabbis of the "nascent Sanhedrin" meeting with Oktar:
Jewish Sanhedrin and Muslims Agree on Coming End Times
The Jewish Sanhedrin, a recently reinstated public body of Jewish leadership, has voiced their agreement with some Muslims that the coming Mahdi is the Messiah. Both agree that the building of the Temple is one of the stages in the Messianic process. In this interview, they attempt to bring Christians in as part of the "divine plan." Author Adnan Oktar recently met with three representatives from the re-established Jewish Sanhedrin, a group of 71 Orthodox rabbis and scholars from Israel, to discuss how religious Muslims, Jews and Christians can work together on the project.
Here is how the connection with Oktar began.
Sanhedrin: Non-Jews have the right to worship on the Temple Mount
Rabbis of the Sanhedrin have sent a letter to the heads of countries in the world with a call to Israel to encourage the establishment of the Temple and participate in prayer on the Temple Mount, which is not reserved only for the Jewish people, they said, and that is what will bring peace. ...The Rabbis of the Sanhedrin write that prayer on the Temple Mount is a right reserved for all people, and even an obligation, as long as it is done in the permitted places - according to the person praying, beginning from Cohanim, Levites, Israelites, ending with B'nei Noach. They also added, based on a Jewish "midrash", that the non-Jews can arouse Israel to fulfill its role and to help building the Temple.
One Muslim, Adnan Oktar, answered this call and invited rabbis from the Sanhedrin to come to Turkey.

That group pictured above including pastors, rabbis and imams was taken at a grand Ramadan end-of-fast dinner hosted by Adnan Oktar, the Islamic "televangelist, in Turkey. Here are some more pictures of that meal from Oktar's facebook page. It was just days ago.

From another video posted in Jan 2016 documenting yet another meeting with "rabbis" of the "Sanhedrin"...
Rabbi Loebel: ...We are aware of the excellent books of Islam which Mr. Oktar has been publishing over the years. We have initiated contacts to bring Mr. Oktar's understanding of Islam to our Ministry of Education, to adapt the books of Mr. Oktar for schools – both for the Muslim sector and for basic knowledge of Islam necessary for mutual understanding between Muslims and Jews. We also have initiated a process by which these books will be adapted for use in the process of rehabilitation of Muslims. We ask your help in these projects; preparing the syllabus and the textbooks.
This vision must be taught in Israel and in Gaza.
The Islam of Mr. Oktar, the Islam of tolerance and compassion and understanding and respect and dignity for all believers is exactly the medicine that the world in this 21st Century needs.
As with Christianity, so with Islam. Each side thinks the other will yield to his "truth" willingly...
Video Proof: [WARNING! Immodest "kittens" present]
Look I am a Muslim and the rabbi who came here is loving towards me. He says, "you are the sons of Noah." You speak of him like the enemy. Why is this? There is no such thing. Since they do not know our Prophet (pbuh), they do not submit to him. After they know him, they do. For example, the rabbi who came here - I am not going to give his name - when I talked to him, he said, "it is clear that he is a just and true Prophet." He said, "When I look sincerely I can see that he is a real prophet." he says, "just like we accept the prophet Abraham, we must also accept Prophet Mohammad (pbuh)." He spoke very openly.
But of course they are not all like this. In the time of the Mahdi, our Prophet (pbuh) says, some Jews will believe and the chest of Solomon will be brought and put in front of the Mahdi.
Look, the Messenger (pbuh) says this. Except for a small group, all Jews will become Muslims in the time of the Mahdi. It is very clear.
And, of course, Yehudah Glick, will not be left behind: VIDEO HERE. [Keep barf-bag handy for when Glick gets up from his seat to approach Oktar and hug him repeatedly.]

There is not the urgency to do anything in this case since it is happening outside the Land of Israel and it is not about bringing more idolatry into our land. But, good Jews need to be informed about the true nature of the 'End of Days' agenda many Jews (so many of them Anglos raised in America) are promoting around the world - to bring all the religions together as one.

It occurs to me that this "unity" is very much like the three-in-one "unity" taught by the Christians - Islam/Religious Zionism/Christianity, when Judaism envisions a true unity of ONE - ECHAD...
"That you may know today and understand this truth: that Hashem alone is God in the heavens above and on Earth below; there is none other. ...On that day Hashem will be One and His name One.” .
It won't be (Y)allah and it won't be Yeshu!!!

If You Still Had Doubts, You Can Lay Them To Rest

17 Sivan 5777

It reads like an invasion. But, since when have the Jewish vineyards that HaYovel volunteers are working in become "Christian" vineyards? And how did Har Brachah become "Kibbutz" Har Brachah? Is this what they are now calling the HaYovel area of Har Brachah?

And suddenly Tzfat is going to become a major stop on the Christian/Messianic Tour Trail. All the better to mix with authentic Jews!! 

Everyone into the Ari's mikveh together!! God forbid!!! Anyone in touch with HaRav Shmuel Eliyahu??? Anyone able to contact the rabbis at each of the synagogues mentioned to block entry to these messianics?!?!

Heads up, good Jews!!!!

Why Is "Christian Aliyah" Being Promoted Today?

17 Sivan 5777
Shavua tov!

As Christian Zionism changes, attacks on Judaism are becoming more overt. The bulk of the shift in Christian Zionism is a result of the growing international dominance of charismatics who reject the concept of being raptured and stress the conversion of Jews to trigger the end times.
In their version of the end times drama, they do not watch idly from the grandstands of heaven after being raptured but remain on earth to fight evil and the anti-Christ themselves. It is Jesus who remains in heaven until the job is completed and a Christian Israel calls out for his return. This cleansing of the earth is done by the combined forces of charismatic or “spirit-filled” Christians and their Messianic partners, the term applied to Jews who convert but retain Jewish identity. The shorthand catchphrase for this distinctive end times narrative involving converted Jews is “one new man in Yeshua.”
Not surprisingly, the growing importance of converts in the end times narrative is encouraging a new wave of proselytizing to convert Jews to Christianity. As Hagee’s Jewish allies are quick to point out, he publicly opposes proselytizing, but much of his organization’s leadership and events are hosted by those who have embraced this “one new man” ideology and you can find it throughout Christian Zionist media. Hagee also publicly endorsed a Messianic ministry in Israel.
...By repenting of the Holocaust and allowing Messianics to retain their Jewish identity, these Christian Zionists teach that the stumbling blocks will be removed and Jews will convert in large numbers.

...Another stated goal of the Christian Zionist/Messianic partnership is to fight antisemitism. However while they are very anxious to defend Israel from an Islamic world they view as a common enemy, this conceals the fact that they are equally determined to save Israel from Judaism.
In "Your People Shall Be My People", Finto quotes convert Dan Juster as stating “Rabbinic Judaism is a more severe departure from biblical faith than I had ever realized in my early days of Jewish recovery… We who are Jewish are biblical New Covenant Jews, not Rabbinic Jews!”
...We already are seeing the onset of disillusionment with Jews who resist playing their assigned prophetic role. Believing themselves to be better Jews than the Jews, Christian Zionists step in to fill the role themselves. Like the British Israelites of the last century, today a group calling themselves Ephraimites believe themselves to be the true Israelites. But unlike the British Israelites, they are multiracial, including Whites, Blacks and Latinos, and even international.
Members of Israel’s Likud Party are working with these Ephraimites and other Christian Zionists through World Likud, headed by Danny Danon. Following a 2007 conference in Texas with Likud leaders, Joel Bell and friends launched a new organization called Worldwide Biblical Zionism (WBZ) to provide housing, legal assistance, employment aid, and military training to Christian Zionists who wish to make aliyah to Israel and the West Bank. [This role has now passed to HaYovel.]
Several leaders in Benjamin Netanyahu’s government participated in the inaugural WBZ event on November 16, 2008, including Gideon Sa’ar, current Minister of Education; Ayoob Kara, Deputy Minister of Development of the Negev and Galilee; and Yulie Edelstein, Minister of Information and Diaspora Affairs. Much of the outreach in the United States has been by Sagiv Assulin, the Knesset Leader of the Young.
One group reporting contact with Assulin is the Messianic Israel Alliance (MIA), whose name is misleading since the organization is comprised of Ephraimite Christians who believe they have a right to land in Israel. Before their 2008 national convention, they formed a “Provisional Israelite Council in Exile” and demanded their “inalienable right of return to their biblical inheritance and historical territory located in current Samaria and Judea.”

...It is not clear whether WBZ will succeed in bringing substantial numbers of Christians to the West Bank even as Christian Zionist funds continue to flow to the region; Ariel, described as the capital of “Samaria,” has a swimming pool named for CUFI director Billye Brim, located in the “John Hagee Building.” In fact, there are signs of a backlash within Likud against Christian Zionism that could interfere with the Ephraimites fulfilling their hopes. Moshe Feiglin is among the most right-wing of Likud politicians, but he recently disengaged from his partnership with Christian Zionists. He wrote in the Jewish Press,...

"The Christian conquest is much more dangerous than the Muslim conquest because it is not direct. It is not violent. Embracing and supportive, it connects with Israel against the Muslim enemy. It supports a Jewish Land of Israel in its entirety – even speaking up for the sanctity of the connection between the Nation of Israel, the Land of Israel and the Torah of Israel. It just forgets to specify which Nation of Israel and which Torah."
The preceding was an excerpt from an excellent expose written by Rachel Tabachnick in 2010. The WBZ has since been replaced with B'ney Yosef, Commonwealth of Israel (COI) and their practical arm - HaYovel. But, as you will recall from recent quotes, the Biblical Zionism terminology remains.

The reader may be wondering why they receive the backing of the government of Israel? It is because it serves a greater agenda...