Friday, June 30, 2006

Temple Institute: Rosh Chodesh Tammuz & the Rebellion of Korach

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz & the Rebellion of Korach

Tammuz 3, 5766/June 29, 2006

Rosh Chodesh, the sighting of the new moon marking the beginning of the Hebrew month was celebrated in The Holy Temple with special Rosh Chodesh offerings. To this day it is marked in our daily prayer with the singing of the Hallel and the Musaf service. It is a also understood to be a unique opportunity to do teshuva - make repentance. The month of Tammuz, a month associated with the divine quality of harsh judgment, is the month during which the twelve princes of the tribes of Israel sent by Moses spent their days studying the land and its inhabitants from up close. Having left the Israelite encampment of the last day of the month of Sivan, they would not return to report to Moses until the ninth day of the month of Av, a full forty days later. Each and every day of the month of Tammuz was spent compounding their sin. As recompense, G-d decreed that the months of Av and Tammuz would from that day forth be replete with disaster and tragedy for the Jewish people. While the month of Av begins in darkness, a spiritual upturn does occurs on the fifteenth day of the month. The month of Tammuz, however, remains bitter from start to finish, complicit, as it were, with the impending disaster of the destruction of the Holy Temple. So it is fair to say that Rosh Chodesh Tammuz is an especially propitious time for doing teshuva, as part of our desire to regain control of our destiny, and rebuild G-d's Holy Temple.

What does all this have to do with Korach, the antagonist of this (past) week's Torah reading by the same name? (Numbers 16:1 - 18:32) To learn that answer to this question, we urge you to listen to this week's Temple Talk broadcast, with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven.

Also on this week's Temple Talk:

Ascending the Temple Mount - an act of avodah - worship.
Creating a prayer book in English for G-d fearing Gentiles.
Drawing up architectural plans for the Holy Temple: The Chamber of Hewn Stone, seat of the Great Sanhedrin.
Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven discuss ambitious new plans for The Temple Institute.

May we soon merit the end of exile and the beginning of redemption.
Yitzchak Reuven

PO Box 31876
Jerusalem, Israel 97500

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Warning the World about the German-Jesuit EU

The North American Union, modeled after the European Union (created by Nazis) is all part of the GRAND DESIGN:

Germany's Fourth Reich Spreads It Wings Over the World

Israeli Sheeple & Nazi-Muslims
By David Ben-Ariel

An exchange between an Israeli who voted for the defeatist Kadima party of fools, and a staunch American Christian-Zionist.

The Economist Assaults Jerusalem
By David Ben-Ariel

Doesn't the Economist know that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel? Doesn't the Economist know that Israel is the Jewish homeland? Doesn't it stand to reason, then, that the capital of the Jewish homeland should be a large Jewish city?

Kadima Wins, Israel loses!
By David Ben-Ariel

Kadima is a bought and paid for political party serving foreign interests, alien powers out to dismantle the Jewish homeland and destroy Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

Europe Misses the Mark - Will It Return as the Sign of the Cross?
By David Ben-Ariel

Europe needs a figurehead and symbols to rally around. Will the pope soon present them with both?

Europe to take out Iran for Jerusalem
By David Ben-Ariel

Jerusalem is in danger of becoming the capital of Europe's Crusader Kingdom. The German-Jesuit EU will defeat Iran for Jerusalem. "Woe to Ariel, Ariel, the City where David dwelt!"

Ariel Sharon: From Zionist to Traitor
By David Ben-Ariel

Ariel Sharon sold out to foreign interests and brutally betrayed those who brought him to power.

Israel's Chief Rabbi Invites Foreign Occupation
By David Ben-Ariel

Israel's Chief Rabbi petitions representatives of the world's religions to establish a United Nations in Jerusalem, representing religions instead of nations, like the UN currently based in New York.

Europe Swings Both Ways
By David Ben-Ariel

Europe swings. Hard core proof: the EU overwhelmingly passed a resolution last month against "Homophobia in Europe."

Robert Novak: Useful Idiot for Catholic Schemes?
By David Ben-Ariel

This is just another opportunity for the bloody Roman Catholic Church to get involved and exploit feigned interest for traditional "Christians" to further demand UN/EU occupation of the Jewish homeland.

Will the Atlantic Times Address the German threat?
By David Ben-Ariel

Germany is destined to lead the European Union against the American, British and Jewish peoples.

EU to Conquer Anglo-Saxons and Jews
By David Ben-Ariel

Israeli leaders have often sold out their land and people to foreign interests, bloating their personal bank accounts at Israel's expense, encouraged by America, and both will fall before the European Union.

Germany Behind the Mask: Monster or Marshmallow?
By David Ben-Ariel

"So long as we wear the mask, we remain hidden and continue to conceal the situation from ourselves.”

Vatican Linked to the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
By David Ben-Ariel

Will Israel expose the connection between the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Vatican's drive to possess Jerusalem?

Mt. Zion Under Siege: Who Will Be King of the Mountain?
By David Ben-Ariel

The German-built Dormition Abbey on Mt. Zion (next to the yeshiva) is an exact replica of the German Church that crowned emperors: Charlemagne's Aachen Cathedral.

The Intelligence Summit Misses the Mark: the German-Jesuit Threat to World Peace
By David Ben-Ariel

While the international intelligence community focuses on Islamofascist threats, the hard core EU Catholics prepare to take the whole world by surprise.

The Secret Nazis Covet the Temple Mount
By David Ben-Ariel

The Nazis merely went underground and put on suits and ties. Why are most Americans ignorant of a declassified US document that exposes German plans to try again?

Paint Israel Black: Jews to Lose Jerusalem!
By David Ben-Ariel

With Israel's rejection of their 1967 miracle, how can God continue to bless them with freedom? Have Israeli leaders sold out to EU interests? Will Jerusalem be forcibly divided?

UN Resolution 181: Blueprint of the Beast?
By David Ben-Ariel

Could the groundwork have been laid decades ago for the dreadful appearance of the biblical BEAST? Isn't the "Anti-Christ" going to wield both political and spiritual powers? Could a gentle but firm person deceive the nations into imposing his peace plan upon the Middle East to save the whole world from nuclear catastrophe?

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Fascist EU Pimps Peace Now

Foreign Governments Are Key Backers of Peace Now
16:42 Jun 20, '06 / 24 Sivan 5766
by Scott Shiloh

Peace Now, a far-left Israeli-based organization promoting Israeli withdrawal to pre-1967 borders and removal of all Jewish communities in Judea/Samaria, is largely funded by foreign governments.

Shimon Peres has sold out Israel to Euro-Nazis for a long time, following other kapos of compromise like Ariel Sharon. Remember the bloody vulture Shimon Peres came to power over the dead body of Yitzhak Rabin and now circles over Israeli sovereignty with the Vatican in view.

Temple Institute: The Land of Great Love

Sivan 23, 5766/June 19, 2006

Shlach lecha - "send for yourself" spies into the Land of Israel - the curious opening words of this week's Torah reading, Shlach, (Numbers 13:1 - 15:41) already point to the question that lurks behind the mission of the twelve spies: Why did Moses send them? "Send for yourself" G-d tells Moses: If you feel the necessity to send spies to search out the land in anticipation of entering and conquering the land, then by all means do so. G-d has many times before promised the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel. Certainly Moses' intention in sending the princes of the twelve tribes was not to seek out evidence as to whether or not G-d could deliver on His promise. Moses'intention, it would seem, was to spiritually prepare the land for the incoming nation, as well as to prepare the nation to take on the unique challenge of the land.

For over a year G-d has led the Israelites throughout the wilderness, providing for them their every need: food in the form of manna, and a constant source of water from Miriam's well. Their clothes not only did not become threadbare, but they grew to fit their bodies. Their shoes remained intact, and the cloud of glory kept the people out of harm's way. The desolate wilderness was for this generation an idyllic environment.

Not so the Land of Israel. It was filled with other nations that would need to be conquered. The land needed to be worked in order for it to bring forth sustenance. Wells needed to be dug, clothing needed to be woven, and new shoes needed to be fashioned when the old ones wore out. Why the great dissonance between the protected environment of the wilderness and the fend-for-yourself reality of the land. What promise was there in the Promised Land?

There are two kinds of love which characterize the love which unites the G-d of Israel with the people of Israel. One is called ahavat olam - everlasting love. The other is called ahava raba - great love. Everlasting love describes the love with which G-d enveloped the Children of Israel in the wilderness. This was an all encompassing protective love with which G-d embraced the people. Everlasting love provides much and demands little in return. It is a placid love, other-worldly by nature. It is a love that cannot transcend the very opposing forces of this world, the world that G-d created for us. A world comprised of both hesed - unmitigated loving kindness, and gevurot - the harsh limitations of judgement.

The Land of Israel is the Promised Land indeed: it is this world in its highest and most rarified embodiment: this world par excellence! The Land of Israel is the land of hesed and gevurot - give and take away. The love which binds the Children of Israel to the G-d of Israel in the Land of Israel is known as ahava raba - great love! Unlike ahavat olam - everlasting love - ahava raba gives and yet demands in return. And just how much of us does it demand? The entirety of ourselves: our heart, our soul and all our earthly might. And only in this world, in the Land of Israel, have we been blessed with what it takes to reciprocate G-d's great love for us.

Listen to this week's Temple Talk as Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven explore the meanings of everlasting love and great love, and the reason why Moses enlisted the twelve princes of Israel to spy out the land.

Good friends have sent us photographs they took of the me'il techelet - the blue robe of the High Priest - on its recent debut in The United States. To preview these pictures which will soon be included in a new online study of the Priestly Garments of the High Priest and the Ordinary Priests, please click here.

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With blessings,
Yitzchak Reuven

PO Box 31876
Jerusalem, Israel 97500

Aaron Klein: Al Aqsa official: Jewish temples existed

Al Aqsa official: Jewish temples existed
Says proof passed down over the centuries by mosque custodians

By Aaron Klein
© 2006

Temple Mount in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – Contradicting most of his colleagues, a former senior leader of the Waqf, the Islamic custodians of the Temple Mount, told WorldNetDaily in an exclusive interview he has come to believe the first and second Jewish Temples existed and stood at the current location of the Al Aqsa Mosque.

The leader, who was dismissed from his Waqf position after he quietly made his beliefs known, said Al Aqsa custodians passed down stories for centuries from generation to generation indicating the mosque was built at the site of the former Jewish temples.

He said the Muslim world's widespread denial of the existence of the Jewish temples is political in nature and is not rooted in facts.

"Prophet Solomon built his famous Temple at the same place that later the Al Aqsa Mosque was built. It cannot be a coincidence that these different holy sites were built at the same place. The Jewish Temple Mount existed," said the former senior Waqf leader, speaking to WorldNetDaily from an apartment in an obscure alley in Jerusalem's Old City.

The former leader, who is well known to Al Aqsa scholars and Waqf officials, spoke on condition his name be withheld, claiming an on-the-record interview would endanger his life.

While the Islamic leader's statements may seem elementary to many in the West, especially in light of overwhelming archaeological evidence documenting the history of the Jewish temples and description of services there in the Torah, his words break with mainstream thinking in much of the Muslim world, which believes the Jewish temples never existed.

"I am mentioning historical facts," said the former leader. "I know that the traditional denial about the temple existing at the same place as Al Aqsa is more a political denial. Unfortunately our religious and political leaders chose the option of denial to fight the Jewish position and demands regarding Al Aqsa and taking back the Temple Mount compound. In my opinion we should admit the truth and abandon our traditional position."

The leader said his conclusion that the Jewish temples existed does not forfeit what he calls "Islamic rights" to the Temple Mount and Al Aqsa Mosque.

"Yes, the temple existed. But now it is the place of the mosque of the religious who came to complete the divine religion [that started with Judaism] and to improve humanity," said the leader.

"We believe that Islam is the third and last religion. It came to complete the monotheistic message. The mosque is here at the place of the temple to serve for the same purpose, for the work Allah"

Al Aqsa Mosque built by angels?

The First Temple was built by King Solomon in the 10th century B.C. It was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. The Second Temple was rebuilt in 515 B.C. after Jerusalem was freed from Babylonian captivity. That temple was destroyed by the Roman Empire in A.D. 70. Each temple stood for a period of about four centuries.

The Jewish Temple was the center of religious Jewish worship. It housed the Holy of Holies, which contained the Ark of the Covenant and was said to be the area upon which God's "presence" dwelt.

The temple served as the primary location for the offering of sacrifices and was the main gathering place in Israel during Jewish holidays.

The Temple Mount compound has remained a focal point for Jewish services over the millennia. Prayers for a return to Jerusalem have been uttered by Jews since the Second Temple was destroyed, according to Jewish tradition. Jews worldwide pray facing toward the Western Wall, a portion of an outer courtyard of the Temple left in tact.

The Al Aqsa Mosque was constructed in about 709 to serve as a shrine near another nearby shrine, the Dome of the Rock, which was built by an Islamic caliph. Al Aqsa was meant to mark what Muslims came to believe may have been the place at which Muhammad, the founder of Islam, ascended to heaven during a dream to receive revelations from Allah.

Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Quran. Islamic tradition states Mohammed took a journey in a single night from "a sacred mosque" – believed to in Mecca in southern Saudi Arabia – to "the farthest mosque" and from a rock there ascended to heaven. The farthest mosque later became associated with Jerusalem.

Muslims worldwide deny the Jewish temples ever existed in spite of what many call overwhelming archaeological evidence, including the discovery of Temple-era artifacts linked to worship, tunnels that snake under the Temple Mount and over 100 ritual immersion pools believed to have been used by Jewish priests to cleanse themselves before services. The cleansing process is detailed in the Torah.

According to the website of the Palestinian Authority's Office for Religious Affairs, the Temple Mount is Muslim property. The site claims the Western Wall, which it refers to as the Al-Boraq Wall, previously was a docking station for horses. It states Muhammed tied his horse, named Boraq, to the wall before ascending to heaven.

In a previous interview with WorldNetDaily, Kamal Hatib, vice-chairman of the Islamic Movement, claimed the Al-Aqsa Mosque was built by angels and that a Jewish Temple may have existed but not in Jerusalem. The Movement, which works closely with the Waqf, is the Muslim group in Israel most identified with the Temple Mount.

"When the First Temple was built by Solomon – God bless him – Al Aqsa was already built. We don't believe that a prophet like Solomon would have built the Temple at a place where a mosque existed," said Hatib.

"And all the historical and archaeological facts deny any relation between the temples and the location of Al Aqsa. We must know that Jerusalem was occupied and that people left many things, coins and other things everywhere. This does not mean in any way that there is a link between the people who left these things and the place where these things were left," Hatib said.

'True' Islamic tradition affirms temples

But the former senior Wafq leader told WND "true" Islamic tradition relates the Jewish temples once stood at the site of the Al Asa Mosque. He said Al Aqsa custodians passed down history over the centuries indicating the mosque was built at the site of the former Jewish temples.

"[The existence of the Jewish Temple at the site is obvious] according to studies, researches and archaeological signs that we were also exposed to. But especially according to the history that passed from one generation to another – we believe Al Aqsa was built on the same place were the Temple of the Jews – the first monotheistic religion – existed."

He cited samples of some stories he said were related orally by Islamic leaders:

"We learned that the Christians, especially those who believed that Jesus was crucified by the Jews, used to throw their garbage at the Temple Mount site. They used to throw the pieces of cotton and other material Christian women used in cleaning the blood of their monthly cycle. Doing so they believed that they were humiliating, insulting and harming the Jews at their holiest site. This way they are hurting them like Jews hurt Christians when crucifying Jesus.

"It is known also that most of the first guards of Al Aqsa when it was built were Jews. The Muslims knew at that time that they could not find any more loyal and faithful than the Jews to guard the mosque and its compound. They knew that the Jews have a special relation with this place."

Temple Mount: No-prayer zone

Currently, even though the Jewish state controls Jerusalem, the Waqf serve as the custodians of the Temple Mount under a deal made with the Israeli government that restricts non-Muslim prayer at the site.

The Temple Mount was opened to the general public until September 2000, when the Palestinians started their intifada by throwing stones at Jewish worshipers after then-candidate for prime minister Ariel Sharon visited the area.

Following the onset of violence, the new Sharon government closed the Mount to non-Muslims, using checkpoints to control all pedestrian traffic for fear of further clashes with the Palestinians.

The Temple Mount was reopened to non-Muslims in August 2003. It still is open but only Sundays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and not on any Christian, Jewish or Muslim holidays or other days considered "sensitive" by the Waqf.

During "open" days, Jews and Christian are allowed to ascend the Mount, usually through organized tours and only if they conform first to a strict set of guidelines, which includes demands that they not pray or bring any "holy objects" to the site. Visitors are banned from entering any of the mosques without direct Waqf permission. Rules are enforced by Waqf agents, who watch tours closely and alert nearby Israeli police to any breaking of their guidelines.

The former senior Waqf leader said the Jewish temples have lost their purpose:

"As we are the religion who are here to correct everything that was before us there is no need for the Temple. Allah chose Islam as its final and favorite religion."

The Temple Institute: Heeding the Divine Call

Sivan 17, 5766/June 13, 2006

When an opportunity comes our way, we must be ready to grab it. All the more so when it is nothing less than an opportunity to fulfill a Divine promise. The Torah reading of Beha'alotcha, (Numbers 8:1-12:16), opens thusly:

"G-d spoke to Moses, telling him to speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall illuminate the menorah.'Aaron did so, lighting the lamps to illuminate the menorah, as G-d commanded Moses." (Numbers 8:1-3)

Our sages tell us that Aaron was dejected after he had not been called upon to join the princes of the other twelve tribes of Israel to bring offerings at the occasion of the dedication of the altar, as narrated in the previous chapter of Numbers. Therefore G-d called upon Moses to assign to Aaron the task of lighting the Menorah. G-d wanted Aaron to know that lighting the Menorah is a task far greater than the bringing of these offerings. What, in fact, was so lofty about lighting the Menorah lamps? And why does the Torah go on to record that "Aaron did so." Of course he did! Would we have suspected otherwise? After all, Aaron is the High Priest, whose sacred task is to serve Hashem, and nullify his own will before that of the Creator. What is the Torah trying to tell us?

Later on in this same Torah portion we encounter an episode of a very different nature:

"The mixed multitude among them began to have strong cravings, and the Israelites once again began to weep. 'Who's going to give us some meat to eat?' they demanded. 'We fondly remember the fish that we could eat in Egypt, for free, along with the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. But now our spirits are dried up, with nothing but the manna before our eyes.'" (Numbers 11:4-6)

After more than a year long diet of the miraculous, heaven-sent manna, why the sudden longing for "meat... fish... cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic?" What is really going on here? At this point, the children of Israel were poised to enter into the Promised Land. In just three days time they would leave the desert and its difficulties behind them forever. Why the last-minute bout of nostalgia romanticizing the very same Egyptian bondage that had plunged the Israelites into such a dangerous depth of impurity, that we are taught that had G-d waited even one more day to deliver them, they would have been lost forever? Were the cucumbers really that tasty? If the Egyptians took every opportunity to browbeat the enslaved Jews, and did not even give them the straw they needed to produce their quota of bricks, did they really provide them with food "for free?"

What distinguishes the nature of Aaron, who "did so," from that of the grumbling multitude? The answer takes us all the way back to the very beginning of time. In the opening verses of Genesis, each act of Divine creation is followed by the simple declaration: "And it was so." Each act, that is, with the following exception: the creation of light. The creation of light received no such confirmation… until the very day that G-d commanded Aaron to light the Menorah lamps, and "Aaron did so." Brushing his disappointment aside, Aaron acted when called upon, and thus completed an element of G-d's plan that was his alone to complete, firmly establishing the Divine light of creation that had been hidden since the very first day.

On the other hand, when the people were about to enter the land of Israel, and at long last have the opportunity to fulfill the Divine task allotted to each and every one of them, both as individuals and as a nation, they grew cold feet! Suddenly, enslavement in Egypt and a life void of (or "free" from) the obligations of fulfilling G-d's will had so great an appeal that they cried out bitterly, and railed against their own Divinely appointed destiny to become b'nei Torah - children of Torah.

Who shall we choose to be? Are we like Aaron, longing to be called upon? Listening intently for a voice of instruction that emanates from the very origins of time? Or are we like the multitude, drowning out the Divine call in our own cacophony of self-doubt and self-importance?

Listen to this week's Temple Talk, as Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven discuss these issues at length, and much more. Also, listen to our special guest, Ed, whose life took a turn when he discovered that both he and his wife are descendants of the anusim or crypto-Jews, whose ancestors were compelled by the Spanish Inquisition some 500 years ago to convert to Catholicism.

With blessings,
Yitzchak Reuven

PO Box 31876
Jerusalem, Israel 97500

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Temple Institute: The Generation of the Desert

The Generation of the Desert

Sivan 9, 5766/June 5,2006

The Book of Numbers opens with a description of the physical layout of the Israelite encampment at the foot of Mount Sinai. In the center stands the mishkan - the tabernacle - surrounded by the dwellings of the Levite families whose responsibility it is to tend to the tabernacle and its vessels. On the four sided perimeter of the encampment are the dwellings of the twelve tribes. Three tribes each encamp on each of the four sides: east, west, north and south. Side by side they dwell, each tribe bearing its own distinct standard. The nation is secure from enemies without, and facing toward the tabernacle and the shechinah - the presence of Hashem from within. The cloud of glory accompanies the Israelites. When it departs, the nation strikes their tents. When it draws nigh, the nation sets up camp. Even the heathen prophet Bilaam recognized the sanctity of the Israelite nation. He uttered these words which Jews repeat every day in the morning service: "How good are your tents, Yaakov; your dwelling-places, Yisrael." (Numbers 24:5) Our sages teach us that perched upon a mountain top, Bilaam was struck by the fact that the Israelite tents were staggered in such a manner as to ensure modesty: peering out one's own tent, one could never accidently look into another's.

A level of peace and tranquility has been attained that we today can only dream of and pray for. Yet, as the Book of Numbers unfolds we are witness to ever increasing turmoil within the camp. Envy and greed take hold of certain people. Power struggles and fighting break out. Finally, the entire well-being and destiny of the nation are in jeopardy as the spies bring back an evil report from the promised land. What went wrong? After all, this was the generation that traversed the Sea of Reeds! These were the people that stood at the foot of Mount Sinai and received Torah! These were the children of G-d who ate the manna - food, as it were, from G-d's own table!

The Torah is predicated on the understanding that man - the crown in G-d's creation, the apple of His eye - is only human, in the fullest sense of the word. As humans we make mistakes, we stumble. We are susceptible to fits of foolishness. We separate ourselves from G-d. We let ourselves down. Torah not only sets before us a way of living according to G-d's will, it also prescribes for us ways to extricate ourselves from our own self-laid snares and traps.

This week's Torah reading of Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89) discusses the matter of the sota - the accused adulteress. This sensitive subject was discussed by Rabbi Chaim Richman at great length on this week's Temple Talk. Our listeners also took an active role in the teaching via the virtual studio. Many insights on many levels were revealed. Many "life lessons" were learned. The subject of the sota is not one which lends itself to the usual encapsulated format of our weekly newsletter. All who wish to learn more are invited to listen to Temple Talk.

Also discussed on Temple Talk were the laws of the nazir - the nazerite, as well as the priestly blessing, (an element of the daily Temple service that continues today), the silver trumpets, the golden menorah, and the copper laver, all of which are referred to in the Torah readings of Naso and Beha'alotcha. To enhance our listeners appreciation, we have included a reference page showing links to pictures and more information.

Blessings from Jerusalem,

Yitzchak Reuven

PO Box 31876
Jerusalem, Israel 97500

Monday, June 05, 2006

Jerusalem Day demonstration by Temple Mount Faithful

Be’ezrat HaShem
With the Help of G-d

A Major Historical End-Time Godly Event on Jerusalem Day by the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement on 27 Iyar 5766/25 May 2006

The Faithful Marched to the Temple Mount and Carried with them Two Marble Cornerstones 6 ½ tons each to be Layed on the Temple Mount and Start the Process of the Rebuilding of the Third Temple

The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement undertook a major historical end-time godly event on “Jerusalem Day” on 27 Iyar 5766/25 May 2006. On the morning of this day, the Faithful marched from the “Ammunition Hill”, located in north Jerusalem, to the Temple Mount, the holy hill of G–d, the location of the First, the Second and the Third Temple that, G-d willing and as a result of the campaign of the Faithful Movement will be soon a reality in our lifetime. The Faithful brought with them two marble cornerstones for the Third Temple each 6 ½ tons. They were carried on a big truck, decorated by Israeli flags with the Star of David and the flags of the Temple. All of the marchers followed the truck holding in their hands the flags of Israel and the Temple and banners calling upon the Israeli people and government to purify the Temple Mount and to immediately start the rebuilding of the Third Temple, the end-time holy Temple of the G–d of Israel to be a house of prayer, worship and love between G–d, Israel and all of mankind.

It was not an accident that “Jerusalem Day” was chosen to be the day that this godly event was undertaken. This day, since 1967 has been one of the most important holidays in Israel and commemorates the liberation of the Temple Mount, the Old City of Jerusalem, the City of David and the biblical holy areas of the land of Israel in Judea, Samaria, Gaza, the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula where G-d gave to the children of Israel the Torah and anointed them to be His chosen people, to be a light to the nations and a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. It was in the godly Six Day War 1967 when G–d returned to His people Israel these holy places and in the climax of all of this, The Temple Mount in Jerusalem. G-d did it for a clear purpose: to end the long time of the destruction of His holy Temple since it was destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 C.E., and to open the highlight time of the process of the redemption of Israel that is taking place in Israel at these exciting and critical end-times by the rebuilding of the Third Temple in the lifetime of this generation. G-d gave to our generation the major privilege to be the generation of the redemption of Israel and the liberation of the Temple Mount that was and will be forever the heart and soul of the G-d and the people of Israel and the eternal location of the Shekinah of the G–d of Israel.

We chose this route for our parade because this was the way that the heroic Israeli soldiers of G–d fought in the Six Day War, battle after battle, against the Arab forces which attacked Israel in this war with a clear intention to fulfill their evil longtime dream of destroying Israel. On the “Ammunition Hill” which was filled with huge and strong Arab bunkers took place one of the most heroic battles of the Israeli forces on their way to liberate the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and many of them fell in this battle. The G–d of Israel fought with His Israeli soldiers gave them the victory exactly as He promised: “Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle” (Zechariah 14:13). The Israeli soldiers of G-d fell and were taken to Him with love to dwell together with Him on their lips they swore during the last moments of their lives what their forefathers swore before Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians and the Romans: “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten. If I do not remember you, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy” (Psalm 137: 5&6).

Along the other battles on the way of the Israeli soldiers to fulfill the major exciting dream of the G–d and the people of Israel in the last 2,000 year to liberate the Temple Mount and the biblical Jerusalem from Islamic control and desecration they paid another heavy price of life. Two hundred Israeli soldiers fell on their way to make this dream a reality in the lifetime of our generation. Carried on the wings of the Shekinah of the G–d of Israel they came to the Temple Mount and the biblical Jerusalem. I will never forget this exciting major godly historical moment when we stood with tears of joy in our eyes and hearts, hearing the commander of the Israeli paratroop forces General Mota Goor stating with great excitement: “The Temple Mount is again in our hands”. Almost 2,000 years of destruction, exile, persecution, death, holocausts, wars, the G–d and the people of Israel dreamt to hear this godly historical call of General Mota Goor. When I stood there together with the Israeli soldiers in front of the Holy of Holies that had been covered by the Dome of the Rock the Moslems built when they occupied Jerusalem (this is the rock of Abraham and Isaac which was located in the holy of Holies of the Temple and on this was placed the Ark of the Covenant), I heard the call of G–d Himself calling to my heart: “Build immediately My house and purify My holy hill. Two thousand years of destruction and exile were enough. Don’t wait more. I want to dwell again among My people Israel and now also among all of My creation”. I could also see at this exciting godly moment under the sky that was red from the fire of the critical war that G–d and His angels were a part of it I could see letters of fire when the vision of G–d through His prophet Isaiah appeared suddenly in front of my eyes and covered all of the Temple Mount and the biblical Jerusalem: “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. And many people shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for from Zion shall go forth Torah, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall decide for many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.” (Isaiah 2:1-5)

The march of the Faithful Movement with the two cornerstones for the Third Temple on “Jerusalem Day” was an important stage in our godly campaign. We decided to make this call, dream and vision of the G–d of Israel a practical reality in our lifetime. We swore before the G–d of Israel to dedicate our lives for this cause and never to stop until it comes to pass in the life of our generation. When we marched with the two cornerstones along the streets of Jerusalem to Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem we felt the presence of G–d so strongly among us. We felt that the spirit of our forefathers that built the Temple in Jerusalem and worshipped our most beloved G–d to honor and to glorify Him were among us. It was so exciting to see with our own eyes how the dream and the prayers of the generation of the destruction for redemption and rebuilding of the Temple became a reality in the life of their decedents. It really was a special godly experience of redemption that Jerusalem never saw in the last 2,000 years. It was an exciting moment in the history of Israel and all the world.

At the plaza of the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem we undertook an important demonstration. Gershon Salomon, the Chairman of the Faithful Movement called on the Israeli government and the people of Israel not to again loose the great redemptional gift that G–d gave us and to immediately purify the Temple Mount from Islamic pagan presence and desecration and to rebuild the Temple of G–d as He expected Israel to do when He returned the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to the sovereignty of Israel in the six Day War. We also called upon the Israeli government to immediately cancel the anti-godly plans of Prime Minister Olmert and President Bush to divide the land of Israel, to evacuate holy Israeli settlements in the biblical areas of Judea and Samaria and not to rebel against the G–d of Israel by founding in these areas and Gaza Strip a so called foreign “Palestinian State” of terror. Gershon warned them to beware of the judgement of G–d as he warned them in His word: “For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will enter into judgment with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and have divided my land” (Joel 4:1&2). Gershon brought to their attention that the holy land of Israel was given by G–d to Israel only forever in an eternal covenant.

From the Jaffa Gate we marched to the Temple Mount where we swore before the G–d of Israel and His holy mountain not to rest day or night and to continue intensively our holy campaign until the call of G–d to His people Israel to rebuild His house on Mount Moriah will be done by the people of Israel in our lifetime. We shall continue to educate the people of Israel to fulfill in the life of this generation the expectation of G–d from them to be a holy nation, a kingdom of priests and a light to the nations. We shall continue to carry the cornerstones to the Temple Mount that was closed before them because of fear of Islamic and international reaction calling the people of Israel and its government not to fear from any human being but to trust only the G–d of Israel. We swore that the cornerstones which were now rejected from the holy mountain of G–d because of weakness will soon become as G–d promised: “The stone which the builders rejected has become the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes” (Psalm 118:22&23).

In his word at this most holy place Gershon shared with the people of Israel and all the world that this Word and promise of G–d to His people Israel can not be stopped and it is soon to come to pass and to be in the midst of the life of Israel and all of mankind: “And the Lord roars out of Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shake; but the Lord will be a refuge for his people, and a fortress for the people of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain; then shall Jerusalem be holy, and no strangers shall pass through her any more. And it shall come to pass on that day, that the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the streams of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall issue from the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim. But Judah shall remain for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For though I have acquitted them, I have not acquitted those who shed their blood. And the Lord dwells in Zion” (Joel 4: 16-2).

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