On International Holocaust Day we remember Elie Wiesel, who survived the Holocaust and devoted his life to the memory of the Shoah and all those who perished. May his memory be a blessing. ... See MoreSee Less
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Sadly, barbarians believe manure & teach their children the same lies; perpetual stupidity.
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Is there proof of the Hanukkah story?
Did archeologists unearth a piece of the Hanukkah story?
An extremely special item was found just to the bottom of the Temple Mount next to the Western Wall!
We all know the story of the Maccabees rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the holy Temple. We all know that the Maccabees came into the Temple and all the oil had been made impure besides for one jug, which lasted 8 days instead of just one.
But how did the Maccabees know what oil was pure and which jug was impure? The Talmud tells us that It was very simple, the jugs had seals on them from the Kohen Gadol. These seals were impressed on the jugs with the words "Pure to Hashem" and if the seal was broken, the jug of oil couldn't be used for the Menorah in the Temple.
These exact seals were actually discovered right next to the Temple mount where the Temple stood! Archeologists found these seal imprints under a road built by Herod next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, which say in Aramaic: "Daka L'ya" or "Pure to Hashem"!
Could one of these have been the unbroken High Priest's seal to the jug of oil that lasted 8 days instead of one? Maybe yes or maybe not. But what we do know is that these seals were used in the Temple to show the priests that the jugs of oil were still pure, just like the story of Hannukah tells us! This gives us more evidence of the amazing life of the times of the Temple and sheds some "light" on the historical story of Hannukkah!
HAPPY HANUKKAH! ... See MoreSee Less
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TEMPLE MOUNT LIBERATORS OF 1967 RETURN TO THE MOUNT AND RAISE AGAIN THE ISRAELI FLAG!
On December 1st, veterans of Company A, the 71st Battalion in the 55th Paratrooper Brigade, led by Yoram Zamos, the commander of the Company, together ascended the Temple Mount, where they recalled their experiences of 52 years ago, when in the heat of the 1967 Six Day War, these paratroopers liberated the Temple Mount from Jordanian occupation, and restored Jewish sovereignty to the Temple Mount for the first time since Roman legions, led by Titus, destroyed the second Holy Temple in the year 70 CE. The returning paratroopers proudly unfurled the flag of Israel as they posed for a group photo with the Dome of the Rock in the background.
Displaying an Israeli flag, (even wearing an Israeli flag lapel pin), has been forbidden by police on the Temple Mount for years. The long stated reason for such a draconian suppression of expression has been that any such display of national pride on the Temple Mount will lead to a conflagration that could engulf the entire Middle East and Muslim world.
Behold! In the photo we see the veteran paratroopers holding up the Israeli flag, and sitting with them a police officer, and no such conflagration was ignited.
Was this a change in Israeli policy, or just a one time concession to the liberators of the Mount? Time (and testing) will tell. ... See MoreSee Less
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God bless our President
...how many Jews in USA appreciate his action and support DJT, we shall see in November 2020...
HISTORY OF THE GOLDEN MENORAH, PT. 1
Now that we have entered the month of Kislev and Chanukah, the festival of the rededication of the second Holy Temple is quickly approaching, the time is right to begin an in-depth study of the golden menorah which stood in the sanctuary of the desert Tabernacle, and later, in both the first and second Holy Temple.
We begin our study with the Holy Temple Menorah today:
The menorah which stands today in Jerusalem's old city Jewish Quarter, standing before the rebuilt Hurva Synagogue, is the work of the Temple Institute. It was created exclusively to be used in the new Holy Temple. The menorah was painstakingly crafted after years of extensive research by the Temple Institute's full time staff of researchers. The conclusions upon which the construction of the menorah was based took into account archaeological evidence and, of course, the halachic (Jewish law) requirements of materials, dimensions, ornamental affects and manner of manufacture as first delineated in the Book of Exodus, and further explicated by Jewish sages throughout the millennia.
The menorah weighs one-half ton. It contains forty five kilograms of twenty four karat gold. Its estimated value is approximately three million dollars. The construction of the menorah was made possible through the generosity of Vadim Rabinovitch, a leader of the Jewish community of Ukraine.
The menorah was originally placed in the old city's Roman Cardo. It later made its way to to a plaza alongside the Yehudah HaLevi steps leading down to the Western Wall Plaza and the Temple Mount, and currently stands, as stated above, alongside the Hurva Synagogue in the central plaza of the Jewish Quarter. In each of its locations, it has become a place where thousands of people stop daily, meet friends, learn about the menorah, marvel at its beauty and envision its ultimate standing place in the Kodesh Sanctuary of the rebuilt Holy Temple. ... See MoreSee Less
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