28 February 2024

"They Must Go!"

19 Adar Alef 5784

It cannot be said enough...

SEPARATION IS THE KEY TO REDEMPTION

Separation from the nations, separation from the Erev Rav, separation from avodah zarah, separation from the depraved Western ("Judeo-Xian") culture, etc.  I'll remind you of what the holy Chafetz Chaim said on this subject.  From the book The End of Days by Shmuel Raber:

...After this war [WWI] there will be a pause and then there will be another war and then another pause. Then, there will be another war and with that war the Mashiach will come…the last war will be the beginning of the redemption, and a Torah-true Jew who is completely separated from the non-Jews will not be subjugated, as we find that in Egypt when two people drank from the same cup, one (an Egyptian) drank blood and the other (an Israelite) drank water. This shows that in fact there is no rule whatsoever over a Jew who is separated entirely from the non-Jews” (Rabbi Aharon Kotler, in the name of the Chafetz Chaim, Leket Reshimot Channukah by Rabbi Noson Wachtofogel, p. 40).

I have a tradition passed down from one to another in the name of Maran HaGaon Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin, z”l, that in the final war before the arrival of Mashiach all of the righteous Jews will be saved. Who are ‘righteous Jews’? Those who are separated from the non-Jews It does not mean that they must be one of the 36 righteous individuals, rather they must be separated from the ways of the non-Jews and have no contact with their culture! Not with their newspapers, their music and books; [and I would add their politics!] to be entirely separated from them.  Then Hashem will say: You are Mine and you are under a different authority, so no one else will rule over you” (Ibid., p.41)

Rabbi Kahane, ztz"l, Hy"d, wrote a book called They Must Go in reference to the Arabs in Eretz Yisrael.  Today, someone has to stand up and shout "THEY MUST GO!" in reference to the Christian missionaries, starting with Hayovel on Har Brachah!!!

I don't know if the readers are viewing the videos I post here, but I want you to know that when I include a video, it's because it contains critical information for Klal Yisrael.  I clip out the most offending or irrelevant parts and keep only the most revealing, most important bits which I feel is crucial information to be shared.  I encourage everyone reading here to take the time to watch the videos to their very end where sometimes the most damning quotes are found.  

The following are two such videos, but first, a few introductions will be necessary.  This is Joshua Waller, son of Tommy Waller the founder of Hayovel Ministries located in Har Brachah, Israel.  He is also half of The Israel Guys media team.  He is speaking from Eagle Mountain International Church in the US and in his opening, he names the pastors, husband and wife team George Pearsons and Terri Copeland-Pearsons.  [You'll be seeing them again.]  "Pastor Terri" is the daughter of long-time, wealthy, powerful, Dominionist televangelist Kenneth Copeland who has now thrown his vast support behind Hayovel because of how successful they have been in gaining access to the Jewish communities in Israel. 

THE PLAN EXPOSED

[You can read more about relationship evangelism in a blog post I wrote in 5777 called "Christian "Friendship" and "Service" On the Mountains of Israel."]

This second video begins with the Pastors Pearsons (Terri and George) reporting on their Jewish connections at the annual National Religious Broadcasters Conference held recently.

"The Relationship" Reaches to High Places

Please do not just consume the information you gain here but please share it, pass it along and educate our people for the benefit of our entire nation.  And pray that HKB"H will raise up heroes to fight this scourge where it is entrenched!!  Thank you!!

Now, on a related subject...

Another attendee at the NRB Conference also commented on the Jewish contingent that was there:
...I’ve never seen so many Jewish reporters attending a Christian event, all of them speaking positively about their experiences, and all surprised at how genuine, caring, loving, accepting, and affirming followers of Jesus (Yeshua) are to them as Jewish people and toward Israel as a people and nation of Jewish people.

To illustrate this, I’d like to share with you the following article written by one of those Orthodox Jewish reporters I overheard. I passed him several times last week, and regret not stopping to shake his hand.

Since he and I are Facebook friends, I called him out with, “Jonathan Feldstein, you outline the most incredible, radical, and most effectively correct solution to the Israel-Gaza situation I've ever seen written by an Orthodox Jewish reporter and commentator:

"I have a solution that’s as radical coming from an Orthodox Jew as it is one, perhaps the only one, that can bring genuine peace.

The solution for long-term peace in Gaza is Jesus."
We need a Christian Gaza for Middle East peace
By Jonathan Feldstein  Monday, February 26, 2024
HASHEM YERACHEM!!!!  For anyone interested in what the Torah has to say about all this, please continue...

The following mitzvot are quoted from The Concise Sefer HaChinuch by Rabbi Asher Wasserman with haskamot from HaRav Avraham Pinchas Berkowitz, shlita; HaGaon HaGadol R. Chaim Kanievsky, shlita; HaGaon HaGadol R. Dov Yaffe, shlita; HaGaon HaGadol R. Nissim Karelitz, shlita; HaGaon HaGadol R. Moshe Shaul Klein, shlita; and HaGaon HaGadol R. Yitzchok Zilberstein, shlita.
Mitzvah 426:  Do not show favor or mercy towards those who worship idols.
(ולא תחנם) 
And you shall not show them any favor. (Devarim 7.2)

Explanation: Do not show any favor or mercy towards those who worship idols, and do not regard as admirable or correct even one thing that they do. Distance from your mind the slightest assumption, and never suggest verbally that one can learn or benefit from such people. Do not look upon idol-worshippers as serving any useful purpose or as possessing any positive trait or quality, In fact, our Sages taught that one is even forbidden to say about an idol worshiper that he is a nice or pleasant person.

Mitzvah 457:  Do not show love or regard for anyone who entices others to worship false deities.
(לא תאבה לו)  
Do not show any regard for him. (Devarim 13.9)

Explanation:  Do not pay attention to the words of anyone who entices people to worship a false god.  Do not show him any affection or regard.

Someone is considered to have enticed to idol worship not only if he advocates the actual worship, but even if he simply praises the deity’s so called “deeds”.  If his intent is to cause people to serve the deity and go out from under the wings of the Shechinah, he is considered as having enticed others to idol worship.

Mitzvah 458:  Do not stop hating someone who entices others to worship false deities.
(ולא תשמע אליו)

And do not hearken to him. (Devarim 13.9)

Explanation:  Do not refrain from taking full vengeance on anyone who entices people to worship false gods.  In return for the evil that he sought to commit, do not stop hating him and show no mercy on him.

Mitzvah 459:  Do not rescue from danger anyone who entices others to worship false deities.
(ולא תחוס עינך עליו) 
And do not let your eyes have any pity on him.  (Devarim 13.9)

Explanation: If someone who was enticed to worship false gods sees the enticer in any sort of danger, he is forbidden to take pity on him and save him.

Mitzvah 460:  Do not defend or say anything on behalf of someone who entices others to worship false deities.
(ולא תחמל) 
And do not show mercy.  (Devarim 13.9)

Explanation: If someone was enticed to worship false gods, he is forbidden to say anything positive about the one who enticed him, or defend him in any way.

Mitzvah 461:  If enticed to idol worship do not refrain from publicizing any negative thing you know about the one who enticed you.
(ולא תכסה עליו) 
And do not cover up for him. (Devarim 13.9)

Explanation:  If someone was enticed to worship false gods, he is forbidden to remain silent about anything negative that he knows about one who enticed him. He must come forward and publicize all of the offender’s guilt and shortcomings.

From the many admonishments about someone who entices to idol worship, we can infer that we have a mitzvah to hate wanton violators of other commands, too. That is, it is sometimes clear that there is no hope for a person, for his actions are exceedingly corrupt and abominable. He refuses to listen to any teacher or authority, and prefers instead to scorn their words.   His goal is only to do damage. It is a mitzvah to hate such people.  One should never defend them or say anything positive about them.

As a final word, allow me to emphasize that it's not just a sin for practitioners of avodah zarah to entice (proselytize) Jews, but gentiles as well!  The worship of any god except The ONE GOD - HKB"H - is forbidden to all humanity!!

And anyone who denies this Torah and thinks his way is better is already an idolater who has deified himself!

27 February 2024

CHUTZPAH!!!!

18 Adar Alef 5784

Byron Stinson is the driving force behind the current plan to sacrifice a red heifer on the Mount of Olives in the "next few weeks" (no date has as yet been publicized).  Can you imagine the ego of this man who sits like a rav paskening halachah on what will be with God's Holy House, especially in light of the fact that it opposes the Torah all the way down the line???  Hashem save His Jewish Nation from the ego-driven machinations of the goyim!!  Such chutzpah is not to be born!!!







He is the evil he describes and every Jew who associates with him becomes a part of that evil, too!!  This is why there is a birur - to weed out such people so that they can be thrown onto the burn pile and we can go about fulfilling Ratzon Hashem without further interference!!

26 February 2024

Amalek Brings the Sin As Well As the Punishment

17 Adar Alef 5784

I wrote this late last night and saved it to this morning so I could check it by the light of day before sending it out.  Something I heard this morning makes me feel the need to add this note at the beginning...  

I'm still hearing people commenting about Christianity in ways that make it seem like they view it as, while not desirable, at least in some way superior to Islam.  I think that is misguided and therefore, feel I must reiterate - it's all avodah zarah and equally evil and worthy of eradication from the earth.  Furthermore, both sides are equally deadly and dangerous for Jews.  We don't take sides!!  We stand alone and apart with HKB"H and should have no feeling of kinship with either "side".

I hear the same thing in comments by so-called "Anglo" Jews, those I expect to know better, with regard to Donald Trump, like he is coming from some kind of moral high ground.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

Donald Trump may be the most dangerous man in the US for Jews for the very reason that he is perceived as a "friend" to Jews.  Please believe me, he is no friend, but rather a fraud,  He is potentially a worse enemy than the "godless Leftists," but that must wait for another day.  (Until then, sometime soon, please re-read here and here and here.)  So sorry to digress!  The following is the critical and timely message for today...

Overview
When renegade Jews birthed a new religion, which Eisav co-opted and called Christianity, HKB"H 'had' to allow Islam to come into the world via Yishmael as a counterweight to it in order to maintain balance.  They both run to the extremes and their respective extremes counter each other.
 
Our place in the greater scheme of things is to be the perfect balance in the middle where the Truth is pure and untainted.  There is no "extreme" where authentic Torah dwells.  "Extremes" come from the minds of misguided humans, from additions and subtractions to God's perfect Law as given at Har Sinai. (i.e., the "New Testament" and the "Holy Quran.")

“You shall not add to that which I command you and you shall not subtract 
from it, to keep the commandments of the L-rd your G-d...” (Deut. 4:2)

Behind the Scenes
What do you suppose would happen to the world should the stable, dependable middle suddenly give way and scatter in either direction to the extreme ends?  It would mean collapse and destruction, because the middle is the foundation upon which the balance stands.


The world is shaking right now, very unstable and unpredictable, because the majority of Israel fails to understand their place in the greater scheme and refuses to stand alone in the middle with HKB"H, upholding the world.  Without the knowledge or the faith to accept its destiny, Israel wants to lean on the Christian West, by which it causes the Islamic East to fear for its life and attack in response. Everyone erupts because they feel the shaking caused by the imbalance and fear drives everyone into a fight for survival.  

How This Plays Out
The decadent West favors idolatry of every kind and idolatry's natural partner is sexual immorality.  A perfect display of perversion was taking place at the Nova Festival on Simchat Torah/Shabbat last October 7th.  The balance was severely out of kilter at that moment, especially coming as it did at the conclusion of the entire period of teshuvah and judgment.  

It was extreme and its counter-extreme was a witness as it prepared to attack.  Who does HKB"H send when Israel chooses to engage with idolatry?

From The Book of Our Heritage by Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov for the month of Adar...
The Sages explained...the imperative to remove all traces of idolatry and to serve only G-d - this is incumbent on you [Israel] now and for all generations to come.  Have you removed the foreign gods from your midst? Have you brought yourselves under my wing and shattered all of your idols?  Let Amalek come and examine you.  If your hearts are completely with Me you have nothing to fear.  But if there is among you a man or woman whose soul still clings to the idols of Egypt and their abominations, let them [the idols] come and save you from the wicked Amalek!  The verse therefore states:  And Amalek came (Shemot 17:8) ... and he tailed after you [striking] all the weak who fell behind (Devarim 25:18).
And he tailed after you - R. Nachman explained:  All those whom the "protective cloud" cast out were caught by Amalek.  The Sages explained: This refers to the tribe of Dan who were cast out by the "protective cloud" because they were idol worshipers.  The idol which Michah had created was in their midst, and there were many among them who had not wholeheartedly resolved to serve G-d alone (Yalkut Shimoni, Parshat Ki Tetze).

And he tailed after you - Amalek was like a fly which hovers over any place where it finds an open wound.  When Amalek found a weak link in Israel, they came and waged war with Israel.

Sin and transgression - these are Amalek's strengths. Amalek is the cause of sin and through Amalek punishment is meted out. This is the manner in which Satan acts.  He first creates a stumbling block for man, ascends to G-d and accuses him, and then descends to carry out his destruction.

History Repeats
According to many headlines in the media, Amalek was very much on the minds of people all over the world in the wake of the invasion and attack by Hamas on October 7th.

  • "Comparing Hamas to Amalek, our biblical nemesis..."
  • "From the Battle of Amalek to the war with Hamas"
  • "PM’s office says it’s ‘preposterous’ to say his invoking Amalek was a genocide call"
Eyes opened up wide and Amalek was perceived in Hamas and its attack, but wait.  There is another, seemingly forgotten, side to Amalek.  We hear it though when people say "Hamas Nazis."  But, Hamas is on one side and Nazis are on the other.  Hamas comes out of Islam and the Nazis come out of Christianity.  (Which is evident in the name of the American Nazi movement - Christian Identity.)  Here is the mostly unknown fact which has been obscured:  "Amalek is the cause of sin and through Amalek punishment is meted out."  This tells us that the two furthest extremes which we are caught between are both Amalek!  

The Amalek of Christianity causes us to sin through idolatry and association with idolatry which brings upon us an attack from the Amalek of Islam in retribution.

This is the basis for some panic and concern about another October 7th (God forbid!) in Judea and Samaria because the Christian Amalek has actually taken up residency among us in this Holy Land and has been rooted and nourished into a thriving entity over the last 20 years by JEWS!!  Again, we are dangerously out of balance and Amalek is poised for an attack against the yishuvim where the Christians have been welcomed!!  

In the South of Israel, too, among the kibbutzim which now lie in ruins, these same Christians were welcomed and celebrated for years right up until just a couple of days before the attack was launched.  (Replanting hope: Christians to plant 1,400 red tulips on Gaza border)

Separation Is the Key to Redemption
If the Islamic Amalek invades the yishuvim in Judea and Samaria (God forbid!), it will be in response to the Christian Amalek presence there.  If you want to save the yishuvim, the Christian Amalek must be expelled.  The Torah is very clear about what we have to do about idolatry in the Land.  Here is a reminder from above...
...[it is] imperative to remove all traces of idolatry and to serve only G-d - this is incumbent on you [Israel] now and for all generations to come.  Have you removed the foreign gods from your midst? Have you brought yourselves under my wing and shattered all of your idols?  Let Amalek come and examine you.  If your hearts are completely with Me you have nothing to fear.  But if there is among you a man or woman whose soul still clings to the idols of Egypt and their abominations, let them [the idols] come and save you from the wicked Amalek! 

Witness this act of idolatry which was carried out very recently by a Jewish heretic in Shilo in the area where the Mishkan stood.  This type of activity is rampant in these areas!! 



There is no more time to waste! At this point, there may be no more time!! Hashem yerachem!!!

22 February 2024

GIVERS and TAKERS

14 Adar Alef 5784
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parashat Tetzaveh - Purim Katan

Most unfortunately for Klal Yisrael, a lot of Christian belief and thought has been assimilated into Modern Judaism in Western countries.  One of the worst is the concept of the missionary religion - that the believing community has a mission, a goal, an obligation to "share" the Torah with the larger world.

We are seeing this prevalently among the Anglo-Israeli Modern Orthodox Jews who appear to believe our God-given destiny is to serve the nations and spread Torah throughout the world.  It's a great tactic of the Yetzer Hara that if he can't get a Jew to do evil, he tempts him to do something that seems noble and righteous on its face but is actually just the opposite - like "building bridges between Jews and gentiles.

It is critical that Klal Yisrael focus on the job HKB"H assigned to us and not to neglect it in favor of things we might think are a better use of our time.  Our God-given mandate is to learn the Torah and do mitzvot.  The performance of mitzvot is what actually accomplishes the tikkun of the world - from which all creatures benefit - but intimate knowledge and understanding of the Torah is what informs us of what the mitzvot are and how to do them correctly to maximum effect.  Neglect of Torah leads to neglect of mitzvot.

The Torah does not indicate that we are to go unto the nations one by one and teach them about the Torah for their personal "salvation."   Its ideal is that we create the perfect society in Eretz Yisrael - according to Torah instructions - and model it to the world.  When the nations see how pleasant it can be to live according to Torah law, they will want to follow our example.  At that point, whatever the situation demands will be handled on a nation-to-nation basis with no requirements for rank-and-file Jews to abandon their avodat Hashem in favor of instructing goyim.

We've seen tragically how that ends; how the "righteous gentiles" who've come requesting Torah instruction have turned out very often to be practitioners of avodah zarah lying and insinuating themselves into Jewish communities and making such relationships that even when the avodah zarah is revealed, the relationship remains unaffected, chas v'chalilah!  

When you've got individuals going off on their own with these sorts of projects without any responsibility, or accountability, or real oversight, it's  a recipe for disaster for the entire Klal!

It would help tremendously if we could appeal to these "do-gooders" - who seem to have the best of intentions in wanting to spiritually benefit the goyim - if we could appeal to them on the basis of Torah and fill in the gaps of their obvious lack in Jewish education.  Think how they could be a benefit to their fellow Jews, and thereby to HKB"H, if they could be redirected to the proper path of avodat Hashem.

To our sorrow, this generation, besides being one of the least Jewishly educated, is also very ego-driven and self-centered.  There are a fair share of "religious" people who are in it for what they can get out of it.  Something about it appeals to some need or desire that they have and which they seek to satisfy.  You can find them in the quasi-new-age events that cater to the so-called Shabbat-observant in search of a spiritual high.  

The world can be divided into The Givers and The Takers.  HKB"H is the ultimate Giver and Torah teaches us that a man must take a wife and procreate so that he can learn to emulate his Father in Heaven by giving to his family.  Marriage is a give/give relationship as is the relationship between HKB"H and Klal Yisrael.  Our avodat Hashem is to give to HKB"H what He demands of us and in the manner He has prescribed in His Torah.  There is no allowance for us to choose some other offering of our own making - no matter how correct or enlightened it might seem to us -  an "offering"  that He has not specified because it suits us and our needs and desires.  These are The Takers - focused on their own gain.

We have to be constantly on guard against this avodah zarah because no one is immune.  We have to constantly be examining and re-examining our choices and motives to be sure we are on track to being one of the Givers, ever true to our Covenant with HKB"H.

~ SHABBAT SHALOM ~

21 February 2024

Arieh King Helping to Preserve Jewish Identity and Sovereignty

13 Adar Alef 5784 

Deputy Mayor Arieh King has been one of my heroes for a long time.  He's the "real deal."  His actions match his words.  He has been called an "extremist" for championing Jewish rights and a "persecutor" of Christians for demonstrating against missionary activity in Jerusalem.

The only instance I could foresee me voting ever again would be in the upcoming municipal elections to keep Mr. King in city government.  His presence makes a huge difference!


20 February 2024

Seduced by "The Other Side"

11 Adar Alef 5784

"Unknown" commented in part on the previous blog post "Their whole goal is for their lust for power, greed and control of the world."  I could not agree more.

The following comes from a donation appeal sent out to supporters of the red heifer project...

During the last week of January and the first week of February, our Boneh Israel Team flew out to Washington DC to meet with some very important political figures on Capitol Hill to discuss ways of strengthening the relationship between the US Congress and Israel, especially during this time of war.

We were blessed to meet with members of Congress such as Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, Congressmen Tracey Mann, Gary Palmer, Alex Mooney, Warren Davidson, Dan Bishop and Tim Burchett, and in addition, we also met with Robert Kennedy.

Our trip to the states was extremely important and meaningful. We built some great relationships and discussed critical issues regarding the future of Israel and the US and the journey we are on to fulfill the prophecies and bring blessings to the world.

Thank you to everyone who is a partner and a part of this incredible journey with us. It’s a true honor! 

I don't know about you, but it ticks me off to know that individual, unelected, self-aggrandizing people are presuming to meet with powerful leaders of another nation and faith to make plans and decide the fate of the rest of us!!  This is EGO at a whole other level!!  And what's worse is that this is but one of maybe hundreds of similar activities going on behind our backs!!

Baruch Hashem!!!! Neither His Nation, nor His Land, is hefker and HKB"H is aware of it all and will save His faithful and loyal Children from the clutches of evil!!

The "Other Side" is very seductive.  My goal in exposing these things is a warning to those as yet unaffected to be on guard when they come for you and not to be taken in.  It's a very difficult test and we can only hope that the Jews who are innocently (and ignorantly) swept up in their net will escape and merit to do teshuvah.  I have the greatest compassion for the duped because I was one of them for nearly half of my life.  However, in my own defense, I must say I was a babe in arms when I was first introduced to the Cult that is Christianity.

A last word about the tactics of those who claim to "love" Israel.  This should sound familiar.  It's called "Love-bombing"...

Dictionary:  the action or practice of lavishing someone with attention or affection, especially in order to influence or manipulate them. "cults often use tactics like love bombing to lure new members"
Wikipedia: Love bombing is an attempt to influence a person by demonstrations of attention and affection. It can be used in different ways and for either positive or negative purposes. Psychologists have identified love bombing as a possible part of a cycle of abuse and have warned against it. It has also been described as psychological manipulation in order to create a feeling of unity within a group against a society perceived as hostile.
The Jewish people in Israel have been experiencing this tactic for decades; however, the "bombing" we've received since Oct. 7th is right up there with what we are getting from Hamas and Hezbollah.  Hashem yerachem!

DO NOT FORGET THE ENEMY ON THE SECOND FRONT:  EISAV!!

19 February 2024

Unholy Alliance to "Sacrifice" Red Heifer

11 Adar Alef 5784 

This story really requires a book to set down all its details and background for proper understanding of the issue at hand, but alas all we have is this blog.  Therefore, I will try to give the basic framework with links to further information which you can find on your own.

Something Jews have to know, but often do not, is that as a man-made religion, Christianity is constantly evolving, especially via thousands, if not tens of thousands of sub-groups, one of which is known as Dominionism.  In the smallest nutshell, those who can be identified as Dominionist Christians believe that the Creator "lost" dominion of the world to the Satan when man sinned in Gan Eden and the Christian "Messiah-god" took it from the Satan at his first "coming", entrusting it to his followers until his "return" at the End of Days.

In short, they believe that they are Divinely appointed to conquer and rule the world in accordance with Christian law.  To this end, for example, the political Religious Right in America is focused on taking dominion of the United States by creating there a Christian theocracy.  (See God and Country)

At the same time, they are intent on fulfilling the prophecies required for their "Messiah-god's return" which brings us round to Jerusalem and specifically the Temple Mount.    

They believe the Temple has to be built first, so in a marriage made in hell, Israeli "rabbis" are "partnering" with these Dominionists to build a "House of Prayer for All Nations" starting with the sacrifice of a Red Heifer on the Mount of Olives.  

And they mean to do it in the next few weeks!!

THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE TO SACRIFICE THE RED HEIFER

Hamas Spokesman Blames Israel’s Importing ‘Red Heifers’ For October Attack By Yehuda Dov January 25, 2024
JERUSALEM (VINnews) — When Abu Obeida, a military spokesman for Hamas, began his televised speech marking 100 days since the October 7 attack last week, most of what he said followed the familiar mantra of praising Hamas’ military resistance and calling for all Muslims to rise against Israel. But as he began listing the motives for the October 7 massacre, he said that the aggression against “our path and Al-Aqsa” reached its peak with the “bringing of red cows.”

To much of the world, such a statement sounds strange, as they are not aware of traditional Jewish beliefs regarding the “Parah Adumah”, the red heifers used for purification. The “bringing of red cows” which Obeida was referring to was the 2022 arrival of five red heifers to the Temple Institute, a Jewish organization focused on establishing the Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The heifers are quietly being groomed by the Institute for their ultimate goal.

The rare animal is the main component in a ritual purification ceremony for cleansing ritual impurity from proximity or contact with a dead body. Since the destruction of the Second Temple, all Jews today are considered ritually impure, thereby preventing the return of the Temple service and even entering the holy places on Temple Mount.

Securing a potential unblemished red heifer is key to the first steps of restarting the Temple service, which implies the removal of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Omar building, rebuilding the Temple, and, ultimately, the return of the Temple Mount to Jewish control. The mere fact that all Jews would be able to ascend to Temple Mount would create pressure to resume services there and rebuild the Temple. Some Jewish traditions maintain that the Third Temple will come down from heaven, but others say that the temple will like its predecessors be constructed by the Jewish nation.

The current effort to rebuild the Temple is not supported by Israel’s government or universally supported within Judaism, but the step toward performing the arcane red heifer ceremony doesn’t just imply a return to the Holy Temple service; it points to the nearness of Moshiach and the ultimate redemption of Israel. According to Rambam, nine red heifers were brought in previous times, the tenth red heifer will be presented by Moshiach himself.

Abu Obeida may not be versed in all Jewish traditions, but he does realize the ultimate threat to Hamas claims of Muslim superiority: The reconstruction of the Temple and the resumption of the holy services there.

Put this together with the plan to impose restrictions on Arabs entering the Temple Mount during Ramadan....

Government ministers clash over Temple Mount restrictions during Ramadan