Pretentious Self Portrait
I Can't Decide [Unofficial]
"I declare that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish People and strongly support all efforts to maintain and strengthen a united Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel."
My new show "The Revelation of Y'shua HaMoshiach" is now online.
Visit the index page for: The Revelation of Y'shua HaMoshiach
As the series is produced and posted there will be various ways to access it:
A text only version (the video and audio versions are based on this version but are different)
An audio only version
A video version
To access all three versions go to http://jewtoo.org/prophecy
The video version of the show can be watched live at http://jewtoo.org/prophecy
The audio only (podcast) version (identical to the video version but requiring less bandwidth) can be heard shortly after the show is completed on the linked pages.
For instance, episode one is posted here: http://jewtoo.org/prophecy/rev1.html
I'd be interested in everyone's thoughts. Is this endeavor something you are interested in?
May HaShem bless and protect Israel from the Hate mongers!
As long as the Jewish spirit is yearning deep in the heart,
With eyes turned toward the East, looking toward Zion,
Then our hope - the two-thousand-year-old hope - will not be lost:
To be a free people in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.
Kol ode balevav
Nefesh Yehudi homiyah
Ulfa'atey mizrach kadimah
Ode lo avdah tikvatenu
L'hiyot am chofshi b'artzenu -
The Antisemites of San Francisco have gotten ballot signatures to outlaw the essential rite of Jewish birth!
Genesis 17:11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
17:12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
17:13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
17:14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
With the current Muslim government of the US, the kangaroo "supreme court" and so on this COULD happen.
Here's more on this important topic:
By Ariela Pelaia, About.com Guide May 17, 2011
Last year I posted about Lloyd Schofield, a San Francisco resident who at the time was 7,100 signatures away from getting an anti-circumcision measure added to the November 2011 ballot. Today, an update: According to the Forward, Schofield has succeeded in collecting enough signatures to force a vote on a law that would make it illegal to "circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18."
If passed, the law would prevent Jewish couples from circumcising their sons - a practice, known as brit milah, that has traditionally symbolized the covenant between God and male Jews. The Forward has published two essays on the topic, one by filmmaker Eli Ungar Sargo that opposes circumcision, and one by Dr. Melvin Konner that is in favor of the practice. "By allowing parents to permanently alter the bodies of their children, the state is failing to protect its most vulnerable citizens from bodily harm," writes Sargo. Dr. Konner disagrees:
"This is a serious tradition, one for which Jews have fought and sacrificed throughout our long history. It is not harmful, and it may have medical benefits. The proposed ban should and will be opposed by all right-thinking people of any religious faith and by decent people without faith who recognize the rights of parents to decide, within broad limits, what is best for their own children."
What do you think?
Lots of heaviness in the world today, but sometimes a person just needs a good laugh!
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I'm back in the neighborhood.
For me that's the Middle East. Part of the difficulty about being in America was seeing how the U.S. government and the Media just don't seem to understand the Mid East reality. "Arab Spring"? What are they talking about?
Significance: Remembers the giving of the Torah; also a harvest festival
Observances: Studying Torah
Length: 2 days (Some: 1 day)
Customs: Eating dairy foods
You shall count for yourselves -- from the day after the Shabbat, from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving -- seven Shabbats, they shall be complete. Until the day after the seventh sabbath you shall count, fifty days... You shall convoke on this very day -- there shall be a holy convocation for yourselves -- you shall do no laborious work; it is an eternal decree in your dwelling places for your generations. -Leviticus 21:15-16, 21
Shavu'ot, the Festival of Weeks, is the second of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Passover and Sukkot). Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and is known as Hag ha-Bikkurim (the Festival of the First Fruits). Historically, it celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and is also known as Hag Matan Torateinu (the Festival of the Giving of Our Torah).
The period from Passover to Shavu'ot is a time of great anticipation. We count each of the days from the second day of Passover to the day before Shavu'ot, 49 days or 7 full weeks, hence the name of the festival. See The Counting of the Omer. The counting reminds us of the important connection between Passover and Shavu'ot: Passover freed us physically from bondage, but the giving of the Torah on Shavu'ot redeemed us spiritually from our bondage to idolatry and immorality. Shavu'ot is also known as Pentecost, because it falls on the 50th day; however, Shavu'ot has no particular similarity to the Christian holiday of Pentecost, which occurs 50 days after their Spring holiday.
It is noteworthy that the holiday is called the time of the giving of the Torah, rather than the time of the receiving of the Torah. The sages point out that we are constantly in the process of receiving the Torah, that we receive it every day, but it was first given at this time. Thus it is the giving, not the receiving, that makes this holiday significant.
Shavu'ot is not tied to a particular calendar date, but to a counting from Passover. Because the length of the months used to be variable, determined by observation (see Jewish Calendar), and there are two new moons between Passover and Shavu'ot, Shavu'ot could occur on the 5th or 6th of Sivan. However, now that we have a mathematically determined calendar, and the months between Passover and Shavu'ot do not change length on the mathematical calendar, Shavu'ot is always on the 6th of Sivan (the 6th and 7th outside of Israel. See Extra Day of Holidays.)
Work is not permitted during Shavu'ot.
It is customary to stay up the entire first night of Shavu'ot and study Torah, then pray as early as possible in the morning.
It is customary to eat a dairy meal at least once during Shavu'ot. There are varying opinions as to why this is done. Some say it is a reminder of the promise regarding the land of Israel, a land flowing with "milk and honey." According to another view, it is because our ancestors had just received the Torah (and the dietary laws therein), and did not have both meat and dairy dishes available. See Separation of Meat and Dairy.
The book of Ruth is read at this time. Again, there are varying reasons given for this custom, and none seems to be definitive.
Shavu'ot will occur on the following days of the Gregorian calendar:
For additional holiday dates, see Links to Jewish Calendars.
Pete Eyre Arrested For Wearing A Hat -
Blatant Unneeded Aggressive
One of these days the bystanders will start coming to the defense of such victims when they witness these sorts of violations and then "Change" will begin.
It will be messy business but that day is coming.
Imagine what would have happened if those in the courtroom waiting for their own rights to be violated had risen like free citizens of a free country and come to Pete's defense and jumped the bailiffs? Handcuffing them! The battle would have doubtless been lost, but such an opening salvo COULD be how the US Constitution is restored (if that ever happens). One thing is certain, if the people of the former USA don't stand the nation will never be restored.
And by the way, it doesn't matter if these guys look for opportunities to uphold their/our civil rights or not!
In 1963 the march from Selma to Montgomery didn't "just happen."
The way civil and human rights are protected is when brave people like these men place themselves into harm's way to uphold the rights of us all. We should be grateful to them.
It is not a crime to wear a hat, its an antiquated social convention. Free people are not bound to observe such customs. Kudos to Pete Eyre and his friends!
On a Lighter Note: