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MUSLIM WAQF GETS RID OF PRICELESS TEMPLE ERA REMAINS
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Muslims use Ramadan closure of Temple Mount to Jews to get rid of dirt containing artifacts precious to Jews โ€“ apparently forever.

The Muslim Waqf has made use of the closure of the Temple Mount to Jews during the final week of Ramadan to get rid of large mounds of dirt containing sacred and archaeologically valuable artifacts from the times of the Jewish Temples.

According to Arnon Segal writing in Makor Rishon, during the final week of the month of Ramadan, about 1,000 workers were employed to use the dirt for construction of new terraces and possible to truck part of it out of the compound to unknown locations.

The dirt was originally dug up in 1999, when the Waqf carried out large scale illegal construction on the Mount, to create a new mosque in the section of the Mount known as Solomon's Stables. At that time, 400 truckloads of archaeologically valuable dirt were evacuated and dumped into city landfills and the Kidron stream.

Eventually, the Israeli authorities intervened and the dirt that had not yet been dumped was saved. Since then, the Waqf has been planning to get rid of the mounds of dirt, which were hindering its plans for carrying out more construction and development on the east side of the Mount.

This Ramadan provided the opportunity the Waqf had been waiting for. With Jews banned from the Mount for the week that includes Eid al-Fitr โ€“ it could carry out its surreptitious plans without being noticed.

The Waqf also proceeded to erect a monument in memory of the Gazan paramedic, Razan al Najar, who was killed two weeks ago in the clashes along the Gaza border โ€“ at the location where the mounds of dirt previously stood.

The video shows the Waqf removing and destroying potentially priceless first and second Holy Yemple artifacts.
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This is fascinating! Thank you for posting. Quite the eye opener especially as to Muslim rejectionism and blind historical revision.

Dr. Kedar is right on point. Truth of the matter is this: the Muslims will be the ones bowing to the Jews.

God bless you Dr Kedar

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halleluYHWH! lema'an Tzion lo chashah ulema'an Yerushalam lo esh'kot ๐Ÿ•Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๏ธ yesh raq Yerushalam echad ๐Ÿ˜€

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As we approach Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) on the 23rd / 24th May, and the 50th anniversary of the reunification of our beloved city, here are a few thoughts about what Jerusalem means to me. (This video includes captions in Hebrew. If you wish to receive an MP4 version of this video for use in your community, school or organisation on Yom Yerushalayim, please email [email protected] and put 'Jerusalem 50 video' in the subject line.)

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz visited Jerusalem this week. 

Photo Courtesy: Avi Hayoun, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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FOR FREEDOM OF JERUSALEM: UNEARTHED BAR KOCHBA COIN POINTS TO FAR-REACHING SUPPORT FOR REBELS AGAINST ROME
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A late revolt bronze coin discovered where rebels sought refuge in a cave near Modiin indicates geographically widespread Jewish backing of the ultimately bloody Jerusalem uprising

Even as the Jewish people on Lag Bโ€™Omer Thursday celebrate the heroism of Simon Bar Kochba in rebelling against the pagan ruling Roman Empire in 132 CE, a tangible symbol of the revolt โ€” a single bronze coin โ€” was recently discovered in a limestone cave outside of the central Israeli city of Modiin.

The discovery of a single bronze coin from the Bar Kochba Revolt so far from the Jerusalem area, until recently considered the center of the rebelโ€™s efforts, is important evidence for historians in corroborating the broad geographical spread of the revolt and its supporters, who presumably took refuge in the new Modiin cave.

Historians have traditionally held that the revolt had little support among residents who lived north of Jerusalem. This coin, along with recent discoveries of other refugee caves, points to rebel activity in the area.

The coin is etched on one side with a seven-branched date tree bearing two bunches of dates, and the inscription โ€œShin-mem-ayinโ€ for Shimon, the leader of the revolt. On the other is a grape leaf and the abbreviated inscription, โ€œLeherut Yerushalayimโ€ or โ€œFor the Freedom of Jerusalem.โ€

The coin was unearthed during continuing excavations in the West Bank in an archaeological project launched in 2014 to survey southern Samaria. It is a joint excavation between COGAT โ€” the Defense Ministryโ€™s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Bar-Ilan University, and Ariel University.

โ€œWe assume there are many archaeological artifacts that have not yet been discovered in the Judea and Samaria region,โ€ said Hananiya Hizmi, head of the COGAT archaeology unit. โ€œWe are working in cooperation with many bodies, with the goal of uncovering and discovering historical pieces from the Jewish people in the area.โ€

The unit is already meeting this goal with the discovery of the bronze coin and other artifacts. Also found in the cave, located near the Arab village of Qibya, were potsherds and glass shards which have been dated to the revolt as well.

The Bar Kochba or Great Revolt, which lasted three and a half years, was the last and arguably greatest of several Jewish uprisings against foreign rulers in ancient times. The rebels prepared well ahead of time and according to the 3rd century historian Dio Cassius, Roman legions were brought from other Empire outposts to quell it.

Dio Cassius writes that some 50 Jewish fortresses and over 1,000 settlements were destroyed, along with hundreds of thousands of Jewish lives lost. Rabbinical leaders who supported Bar Kochba were executed, including the scholar Rabbi Akiva, who had anointed Shimon as Bar Kochba (Son of the Star), a messiah for the Jews.

One of Akivaโ€™s most revered students was Shimon Bar Yohai, who hid with his son, Rabbi Eleazar, in a cave for 13 years after criticizing Roman rule. He is said to have died on the 33rd day of the Omer, known as Lag Bโ€™Omer, which was celebrated throughout the Jewish world on Wednesday night with bonfires. Today, the bonfires are also considered a symbol of the Bar Kochba revolt.

Stamping out a foreign power

The Bar Kochba coinage is unique in its widespread systematic recycling of old coins, which were re-stamped, or overstruck, with the Jewsโ€™ diecasts. According to leading numismatist Yaakov Meshorer in his 1997 โ€œA Treasury of Jewish Coins,โ€ the reason was political โ€” for revenge.

Findings in the Herodian Fortress, the administrative base of the revolt, he write, indicate that a full-fledged mint could have been set up. Instead, the rebels physically stamped out the Roman symbols, replacing them with Jewish ones. The faces of some coins, including the bronze, were slightly filed to smooth the surface before stamping the Bar Kochba die.

There is debate over the highly symbolic hypothesis given by Meshorer for the overstuck coins. In a brief conversation with Donald T. Ariel, head of the Coin Department at the Israel Antiquities Authority, he said the conflict conditions could have meant the rebels โ€œdidnโ€™t have time or wherewithalโ€ to make unstruck blanks, but gives each reason a 50-50 chance of accuracy.

The coins from the third year onwards were not inscribed with a specific year. Instead, they are categorized officially as โ€œundated,โ€ but are identified by their common inscription: โ€œLeherut Yerushalayyimโ€ or โ€œFor the Freedom of Jerusalem.โ€

The rebels never made it to Jerusalem, said Ariel. Rather, they used the slogan as a rallying cry.

Interestingly, according to Meshorer, one way of further dating the coins developed upon observation that the coinsโ€™ diecast was increasingly cracked through use. Therefore a fissure appears clearly on coins minted in the later years.

The cracks themselves could be a window into the wartime conditions. The IAAโ€™s Ariel said they are not surprising when โ€œyouโ€™re having this mint in the middle of nowhere.โ€ For Ariel, the cracks are โ€œa sign that theyโ€™re striking them way beyond the normal lifetime of the die, or donโ€™t know how to make them not crack.โ€

According to Meshorer, the โ€œundatedโ€ coins make up the majority of the Bar Kochba Revolt coin finds โ€” more than the first two yearsโ€™ mintings combined. They were also better preserved, which he writes is โ€œtestimony to the fact that their period of use was shorter than their predecessors.โ€

Following the failed revolt, Jews were not autonomous in the Holy Land and there is very little indication that they minted their own currency. Therefore, writes Meshorer, the Bar Kochba coinage with its rich Jewish symbolism, is the highlight of ancient Jewish minting.

While there are several hundred Bar Kochba coins in the vaults of the Israel Antiquity Authority, each provenanced in situ find is exciting, said Ariel.
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Shabbat shalom to the supporters of Jerusalem!

 

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Absolutely !!!

Amen!

Dyo

I agree 100%. If you you don't know this truth, read the Bible!

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halleluYHWH! yesh rak Yerushalam echad ve ๐Ÿ•Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๏ธ hiy 'shayakh L'Israel ve shabbat shalom

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This is the Muslim month of Ramadan and hereโ€™s a snapshot of their prayers this past Friday on the Temple Mount. Note that they point their backsides to the Dome of the Rock (the holiest place in the world for Jews, where the first and second Holy Temples stood). This coincides with the fact that Jerusalem isnโ€™t mentioned even once in the Koran. Instead, the Muslims face toward the place that they hold as holiest to them - Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

 

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The Hadith also has no mention of Jerusalem or Israel. There are no such people as Arab Palestinians. The Jews are the real Palestinians. In 70 AD, the Romans invaded Jerusalem. They changed the name of the land of Israel/ Judea/Samaria to Palestina ( Palestine) and called the Jews Palestinians. The Arabs are called Arabs because they came from the Arabian peninsula. The Arab homelands are Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, UAE

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Today is Yom Yerushalayim - Jerusalem Day. Itโ€™s the day we celebrate the reunification of Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty. These pictures show the new US Embassy that will open in Jerusalem tomorrow.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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sha'alu shalom Yerushalam yislayu O'habayik ๐Ÿ•Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๏ธ Yisrael nim'tza kan netzakh

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Now hereโ€™s a picture - The mayor of Jerusalem personally helping hang a sign for the new US Embassy in Israelโ€™s eternal unified capital.
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Makes you wonder sometimes...  this is how the Muslim contractors treat a place that they claim to be so important to them?!Image attachmentImage attachment
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This is so exciting -- The plans for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem are progressing.

The road signs are already being made.

 

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May the Lord God Bless Israel.

Shared; America acknowledged rebirth of Israel First; now America is First to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel's Eternal Capital & move our Embassy there in support of TRUTH !!

YIPPEE!!

Finally!

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