Monday, August 28, 2006

Olmert and Bibi failed to secure Temple Mount for Jewish worship

Indicting excerpts from Dangerous Ideas?

Former Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert accused the government and Attorney General of FAILING TO PROTECT JEWISH RIGHTS UPON THE TEMPLE MOUNT and were permitting the Muslims to build another mosque there. "Priceless archaeological treasures are being destroyed in the process," Olmert was quoted by Israel Radio. A municipal official who wanted to see the site was turned back by police. So law-abiding officials are turned away from the Temple Mount while Muslim criminals flout the law and foxes run free?

Benjamin Netanyahu:

"The right of the Jewish people to its holy place - the Temple Mount - cannot be questioned...I believe it is necessary to arrange for Jewish prayer on the site, especially given that we permit freedom of worship to all the religions in Jerusalem...". And his office charged Palestinian officials with "disparaging Jewish holy sites and threatening potential worshippers" (in flagrant violation of Israel's 1967 Law for the Protection of the Holy Places and the Oslo Accords). His deputy director of communications, Michael Freund, responded to the PA mufti's declaration of war (that Jews "...must absolutely forget about having any rights over the Temple Mount...the Western Wall is just a fence belonging to a Muslim holy site") by saying "these statements are repugnant and they betray a contempt for Judaism's most sacred sites and beliefs. They are an affront to history and insulting to Jews everywhere."

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Shimon Peres plots with Rome to finish off Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem

The defeatist Kadima party of LEFTIST criminals, bought and paid for by foreigners, is the furthest thing from balance and horribly reflects this harsh reality: Israeli society is mentally and spiritually unbalanced and about to fall under EUROPEAN OCCUPATION, having been sold out by the likes of Shimon Peres, Ariel Sharon, Yossi Beilin and other traitors.

The UNJews, the secular, are so out of touch with reality, with God, Torah and the Land and People of Israel, they're in denial they're slitting their own throat and undermining the sovereignty of Israel by wheeling and dealing with terrorists and Euro-Nazis, who are pretending to make peace while preparing for war. Such Hellenists will find out too late when the European Antiochus Epiphanes reveals what a brute beast, not a peacemaker, he is, and physically detaches many from the Land they hate and despise and people they hold in contempt.

Even as Yitzhak Rabin's part in the staged assassination plot to discredit the Right backfired, taking his life in the "peace process," so the bloody vulture Shimon Peres and criminal company's treachery will find themselves unable to escape the tsunami of the unholy See that will release its EU forces upon the Holy Land and Holy City.

Excerpt from Did Rabin Know? by Uzi Benziman, a senior columnist at the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz:

"Did Rabin himself sanction Avishai Raviv's employment as a Shin Bet informer? To what extent was the prime minister aware of the double agent's incitement against him?
The key sentence in the secret appendix is: "His (Raviv's) incitement, especially where it involved physical acts of violence against Arabs, and where it drew the public's attention to the existence of violent and extremist political groups, was indirectly damaging to well-known legal political groups. His operators could not have overlooked this fact." What this means is that Raviv's acts of extremist incitement affected the public perception of the entire right-wing camp, including the Likud, and also furnished fuel for the left-wing counterattack before Rabin's murder.

This conclusion leads one to ask a question that is so horrific that it is in fact difficult to put down on paper. Was Yitzhak Rabin, who paid with his own life for the brave peace policy he pursued, a victim of his own actions? In the past, his close associates used to rail against the disdain with which he entertained their warnings of possible risks to his physical safety, but now a different question arises. Was he a party, knowingly or not, to Raviv's incitement activities? Did he continue to respond to incitement from the right even when he knew that it was stoked, or at least partially so, by the provocative acts of undercover agent Avishai Raviv? And if this is the case, did Rabin do so because it gave him a casus belli to flay his political adversaries?"


Shimon Peres Came to Power Over Rabin's Dead Body and now aims to return to finish off Israel, collaborating with Germany and the Jesuits, the bloody Vatican, against the Temple Mount, Mt. Zion, and Jerusalem.

Will Yitzhak Rabin's "Bloody Shirt" Defeat Shimon Peres Again?

The Kempler Video of Yitzhak Rabin's Assassination

The Kempler Video

David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Grandest Mitzvah of Them All Faces Total Blackout

The Grandest Mitzvah of Them All Faces Total Blackout (1994)

Weekly Parsha Commentary by Binyamin Zev Kahane

Translated by Lenny Goldberg

It seems as if every year when Parshat Teruma rolls around, rabbis all over the world become hard-pressed for their sermons. Sermons, after all, must be "relevant for our times". And what could be less relevant for our times than the laws of the Temple, sacrifices, and ritual purity? One third of all the mitzvot of the Torah are dependent upon the building of the Temple, yet this mitzvah is absolutely ignored by so many religious Jews.

Yes, there is such a mitzvah, and this Shabbat we read it: "and they small make a Temple; that I may dwell among them." A positive commandment that is emphasized no less than laying tefilin or eating matzoh on Passover.

Waiting for Messiah

One of the leading arguments preventing Jews from taking this commandment seriously is that we must wait for the Messiah first. In other words, the mitzvah of building the Temple is not incumbent upon us, but rather upon Messiah. Is this really so? Let us take a look at the words of the Rambam at the very beginning of Hilchot Bait HaBechirah: "It is a positive commandment to construct a House for God, prepared for sacrifices to be offered within. We (must) celebrate there three times a year as it is written, 'and you shall make me a Temple'." Is the Rambam limiting this mitzvah to Messiah? No. No one in their right mind can take this mitzvah, or any other mitzvah for that matter, and claim that the Messiah has some kind of exclusivity over it. The mitzvot were given so that the Jewish People can fulfill them, and God forbid we dismiss ourselves from even one mitzvah by passing it on to someone else, no matter how great that someone might be.

But at the end of Hilchot Milachim, the Rambam writes: "The Messiah will eventually arise... and build the Temple in its place and gather the dispersed of Israel". This is an apparent contradiction to the Rambam's own words in Hilchot Bait Habechirah. The fact is, there is no contradiction. In Hilchot Milachim the Rambam does not tell us that it must be that the Messiah build the Temple, but rather that if it is not already built (either because of the Jewish People's criminal negligence, or because the redemption will come so swiftly that we will not have time to build it - this being an irrelevant scenario in our times), then he will build it. Other commentators explain that Messiah will build the Temple according to the futuristic plans outlined in the Book of Ezekhiel, since the description is incomprehensible to us, and we, until then, should build the Temple according to the designs of the Second Temple. But most important are the words of the Kesef Mishnah(who is Yosef Kairo, the author of the Shulchan Aruch) who comments on the Rambam's writings in Hilchot Milachim: "This chapter and the one after (which deals with the subject of Messiah) is to strengthen the faith about the coming of Messiah, and one should not draw halachic conclusions from it."

If one is not yet convinced, here are the words of the Rambam in "Egeret from Yemen": "The mitzvot (all of them) do not depend on the coming of Messiah, but rather we are obligated to immerse ourselves in Torah and mitzvot and try to perform them to perfection, and after doing what we have been obligated to do, if God allows us, or our children, or our children's children to merit to see Messiah, all the better. And if not, we have not lost a thing, but rather we benefited by doing what we were obligated to do."

The Temple Coming Down From the Heavens

The second argument against building the Temple today dismisses even the Messiah from taking action. We are taking about the argument that the Third Temple will come down from the heavens, ready and built. First of all, simply put, such an approach automatically cancels many of the 613 mitzvot given by the Torah! In addition, since when do we rely on Aggadic sources to determine halachic matters? It must be understood that when a midrash or Aggadic source mentions a Third Temple coming down from the sky, it is not teaching us the practical ("LaMayse") or operational aspect of the mitzvah, but rather comes to convey to us an idea that goes beyond the "dry" halacha. Most sages explain that the idea intended here is that once we start to build the Temple (notice how they weren't so quick to give up on such an important mitzvah), G-d will bring down His Divine Presence upon it. The "Third Temple In the Heavens" represents the spiritual aspect of the physical Temple down on earth. This same concept of a Temple above to coincide with the Temple below is also mentioned in Aggadic sources concerning the building of the Tabernacle by Moses, and after the construction of the first Temple by Solomon.

Bringing 200 Mitzvot Back to Life

Perhaps it would not be so bad if our inactivity and lack of awareness to fulfill this mitzvah caused the Temple Mount to stand empty. But that is not the case. In the absence of Jewish presence there is Muslim occupation of the site. The vacuum created by lack of sanctification of G-d's Name has been filled by a terrible desecration of God's Name. Jews go to the "Kotel" and ignore the Muslim domes above their heads and are oblivious to the wailing of the jackals that blare from the loudspeakers five times a day.

Every generation is obligated to build the Holy Temple (see Ohr HaChayim" on the verse, "and they shall make a temple...") and the conquest of the Temple Mount 28 years ago gives our generation an unprecedented opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah. It still is not too late.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Strangers in our own Land?

A revealing email from Israeli Yehoshua Friedman.
Rabbi Friedman and his wife Janet are among the original founders of Kochav HaShachar, a Jewish Pioneering Community in the Israelite Tribal Territory of Eretz Binyamin (Land of Benjamin), located in what is today known as the Shomron (Samaria).

22 Av, 5766 (August 17, 2005)


I just thought of you being banned from Israel in juxtaposition with my son-in-law, Yehoyariv Maguri, who built a house for himself, his wife (my daughter) Esther and baby son Avraham on the hilltop of Givat Ronen near Har Bracha in the Shomron.

A couple of months ago he received an administrative order signed by Defense Minister Peretz banning him from entering the entire area of Judea and Samaria (with the exception of the city of Ma'ale Adumim).

Yehoyariv is a young man from a Yemenite family, a Cohen with an ancient lineage, who is connected to the bedrock of his being with the land of Israel, Jewish labor, growing things on, walking the land as a free Jew. For him the deep connection to the land transcends the bureaucratic statements of government officials about where the borders are to be and which foreign leader's boots we are meant to lick this week. The land, the people and Torah of Israel are eternal.

May G-d protect him, his family and all of us.


Shalom Yehoshua,

Your son-in-law, Yehoyariv Maguri, sounds like a wonderful person to whom I can relate with his great love for God, klal Yisrael and THE LAND. Perhaps it's from being raised for the first 11 years of my life on a farm that I wholeheartedly love the land, and which is why I wanted to live throughout the Land on 8 different kibbutzim to truly get a feel for the Land, to see the sun, moon and stars from different regions of Eretz Yisrael that God has placed in their positions.

Your heartrending tale further shows how the secular government persecutes the righteous, even the Cohanim, and would restrict movement in the Jewish Homeland like the worst of the Gentiles.

May HaShem continue to bless your family, your son-in-law, Yehoyariv, your daughter Esther and baby grandson Avraham and bless me to soon meet them!


Psalm 102:11-17

11 My days are like a shadow that lengthens,
And I wither away like grass.
12 But You, O LORD, shall endure forever,
And the remembrance of Your name to all generations.
13 You will arise and have mercy on Zion;
For the time to favor her,
Yes, the set time, has come.
14 For Your servants take pleasure in her stones,
And show favor to her dust.

15 So the nations shall fear the name of the LORD,
And all the kings of the earth Your glory.
16 For the LORD shall build up Zion;
He shall appear in His glory.
17 He shall regard the prayer of the destitute,
And shall not despise their prayer.

David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Ehud Olmert & Kadima must go!

The Worst Government in the History of Israel

by Naomi Ragen

We finished a quiet Sabbath in the relative safety of
Jerusalem, only to check the news and find out the
heartbreaking news that seven more Israeli soldiers have
been killed and eight-four injured in the worst-led war in Israel's history.
In addition, the government who interfered with the
military (i.e.go win the war without upsetting CNN and the
BBC), imposing guidelines that have helped get not only our
boys killed left and right, but our civilians as well, has
now decided to accept a Security Council resolution which
ensures that Israel's soldiers and her people have made
their ultimate sacrifice for nothing: our kidnapped soldiers
will not be returned. Hezbollah will not be disarmed. And
Israeli forces will be replaced by some U.N. force and a
bunch of European anti-Semites who will allow Hezbollah to

The full text of the resolution has been published in YNET.
So far, 1,784 Israelis have responded. The overwhelming
majority have this to say:

We went to war to free our kidnapped soldiers. Why aren't
they mentioned?

For shame.
Olmert, Peretz, Halutz, the triumvirate of losers.

Let me add this: Mr. Olmert, Mr. Peretz, Mr. Halutz: You
have squandered the lives of our soldiers. You have
squandered our opportunity to free the nation of Israel from
a deadly enemy. You have set the stage for the next war.
By September, we will be under attack once more. Do the
decent thing: Resign, all of you, and let Mr. Netanyahu,
General Alon (who was kicked out because he
refused to go along with the disengagement) take over.

Resign Mr. Olmert. Resign in shame for your incompetence.
Your inability to carry out a single one of the objectives
you so stirringly announced at the beginning of this war.

With all of you and your incompetent Kadima-led government out of
office, we will all be safer and better prepared when the
rockets start to fall once again, as they inevitably will
with the U.N. and the French guarding our borders.
And if you won't do the honorable thing, we will do
everything we can to get you fired. You make me sick. I am
ashamed to be a citizen of my country under your
leadership. I am appalled to have a son in the IDF under
your leadership. For shame, for shame, for shame!

The kapo Ehud Olmert, and his corrupt Kadima cabinet of traitors, bought and paid for by Euro-Nazis, must go or Israel will.

The bloody vulture Shimon Peres (who has gotten away with murder), waits in the wings, ready to clutch power in his unclean talons.

Israel must make sure Shimon Peres, that false prophet of a lying vision of peace, is removed from office also (and brought to justice) or they will have brought a greater evil to power, the Vatican puppet, and will rue the day when Jerusalem falls as a direct result.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Temple Mount Institute: Avoiding the Snare

Avoiding the Snare

"And you shalt consume all the peoples that the L-rd your G-d shall deliver unto you; your eye shall not pity them; neither shall you serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto you."
Deuteronomy 7:16

Av 15, 5766/August 9, 2006

When confronted with a life or death decision, it is incumbent upon us to act decisively and morally. To be indecisive or to hesitate, to be passive rather than to act, can be both immoral and deadly. Today Israel is waging war against an implacable enemy, an enemy which worships at an altar of hatred and destruction, and which will be satisfied with nothing less than the total annihilation of the state of Israel, the genocide of the Jewish people, and the obliteration of the Torah of Israel from the face of the earth. When facing such an enemy, each soldier of the army of Israel needs to be armed with a clear and uncompromising understanding of his responsibility to himself, his nation, and all humankind. We are taught by our sages that one is required to die as a martyr rather than to murder. Yet, to cut down an enemy in battle is not murder, but the prevention of murder. Even when that enemy places himself among "innocent" civilians. Even when those "innocents" are women and children. To refrain from pursuing the enemy because of these extenuating circumstances is not an act of moral deliberation. It is an act of confusion, perhaps even cowardice. Torah makes it clear that an enemy is to be pursued mercilessly. The ungodly "moral dilemma" cooked up by the enemy, practitioners of a cynical death cult, is to be treated with contempt. To spare a murderer, even at the risk of killing an innocent child, is to allow and to encourage him to continue to murder and to murder and to murder. To concede to the rules that the terrorists would have us play by, is to become ensnared in trap both deadly and immoral. As much as we hate to see our sons and friends confronted with such decisions, the stern warning which the Torah delivers in this week's reading, Ekev, (Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25) leaves no room for moral equivocation.

The Torah places a supreme value on human life. Indeed, we are commanded to "choose life." An appreciation of all living things is essential to an understanding of the inner meaning of the Divine service at the Holy Temple. The everyday mitzvot with which we preoccupy ourselves are a celebration of life. One particular day in which the celebration of life as a heavenly gift to be both appreciated and embraced, is Tu B'Av - the 15th day of the month of Av. Considered a minor holiday by Jewish tradition, it is nevertheless one of the most sublime occasions on the Hebrew calendar. Tu B'Av is a day of brotherly love, where common daily distinctions are dropped, and all be come equal. As brothers in peace and unity we become fit for our most sacred task and ultimate destiny - to become partners to the Holy One Himself, Creator of the universe.

To learn more about Torah teachings concerning the morality of war, and to gain insight into the joyful life embracing spirit of Tu B'Av, listen to the week's broadcast of Temple Talk.

The August 10th episode of Rabbi Chaim Richman's Light to the Nations new weekly half-hour online television Torah study series will focus on Insights into the makeup of the commandment concerning building the Holy Temple. Last week's premier episode can still be viewed from the online archive.To view the The August 10th episode, or to access the August 3rd episode, or to learn more about the Light to the Nations upcoming broadcast schedule, its availability on DVD, and how to personally dedicate an episode of Light to the Nations, please click here.

Yitzchak Reuven
PO Box 31876
Jerusalem, Israel 97500

Israel needs to turn from its godless humanism and remember the biblical standards to enforce them (Malachi 4:4), live and prosper.

Shimon Peres has No Clothes: Where's the Peace?

Daniel Pipes: Can the Leopard Change Its Spots?

Friday, August 04, 2006

Jews bow before Nazi-Muslim pressure

Police Bar Non-Muslims From Temple Mount Despite Court Order
13:23 Aug 04, '06 / 10 Av 5766
by Ezra HaLevi

Despite a Supreme Court decision, Jerusalem's Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, was closed to Jews on the Fast of Tisha B'Av, which mourns the destruction of the Holy Temple.

According to Professor Nahum Rakover, former Deputy Attorney General of Israel:

Jews Must Demand Rights to Temple Mount.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Temple Institute: The Ninth of Av

The Ninth of Av

"'Let me go over, I pray Thee, and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.'"
Deuteronomy 3:25

Av 8, 5766/August 2, 2006

Moshe rabbeinu - Moses our master - who selflessly devoted his entire life to the physical and spiritual well being of the Israelite nation, had but one wish before he died: "let me enter the land and see that goodly mountain: the Lebanon." These are the words that open this week's Torah reading, Ve'etchanan, (Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11). What is the meaning of this cryptic reference to Lebanon? We know that the Torah refers to the land north of the land of Israel as Lebanon, the very same land of the cedars in which Israel today is battling the terrorists vipers of Hezbollah. Is Moses asking for entrance into the promised land simply to gain access to Lebanon in the north?

This is certainly not the case as a familiarity with the ancient Hebrew scriptures readily proves. The word Lebanon, or levanon in Hebrew is from the Hebrew root lavan, meaning "white." It is used frequently throughout the twenty four books of Tanach - the Hebrew scriptures - as a reference to the Holy Temple! Our sages point out that our transgressions are whitened through the Divine service and prayer at the Holy Temple. In fact, a main ingredient of the incense offering at the golden altar is levonah - frankincense - from the same Hebrew root - lavan. Within the word lavan itself is another Hebrew word - lev - heart. For the Holy Temple - and the "goodly mountain" - Mount Moriah - upon which it stands, is the heart of all humanity, and the place toward which all who wish to serve the G-d of Israel turn their hearts. Beseeching G-d that he may enter the land and see the Levanon - the Holy Temple - is therefore no minor request on Moses' behalf. Moses too wants to be of the generation whose hands and hearts build the Holy Temple - and whose eyes can behold the fulfillment of the divine commandment first received by Moses and the children of Israel in the desert: "Build for me a sanctuary, that I may dwell amongst you." (Exodus 25:8)

Today, as we approach the fast of the 9th of Av, the day commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temple, the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces are fighting a vicious unscrupulous enemy in the Lebanon of the north, Likewise, our hearts are turned in prayer, in remembrance, and in determination, to the Lebanon atop "that goodly mountain" - Mount Moriah, Jerusalem, the place of the Holy Temple.

To learn more about Tish'a B'Av - the 9th of Av, how it is observed and what it means for the Jewish nation, and for the entire world, please listen to the week's Temple Talk, with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven.

The fast of Tish'a B'Av begins on the evening of August 2nd just before sundown, and concludes on August 3rd after the sun has set and the stars appear. August 3rd is the premier of The Temple Institute's new weekly online video webcast, Light to the Nations, with Rabbi Chaim Richman. The opening half-hour long webcast will focus on Tish'a B'Av and the Holy Temple. To learn more about Light to the Nations and to access the show, please click here.

"Thus says the L-rd of hosts: 'The fasts of the fourth fifth [Tish'a B'Av], seventh, and tenth months shall be for the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace.'" (Zechariah 8:19)

May all who seek G-d's truth approach as one "that goodly mountain," and "build for [Him] a sanctuary, that [he] may dwell amongst [us]..." Loving truth and pursuing it, may we be blessed with peace.

Yitzchak Reuven

PO Box 31876
Jerusalem, Israel 97500

Jews Must Demand Rights to Temple Mount

During a 1995 Root and Branch lecture in Jerusalem, Professor Nahum Rakover, author and then Deputy Attorney General of Israel, publicly agreed with me that it isn't illegal for Christians or Jews to pray upon the Temple Mount, even though it is forcibly prevented by the police.

I had expressed the frustration we (the Temple Mount Faithful and thankfully, now, many others) feel when we follow the law, receive the necessary police permits for our legal demonstrations, and even obtain written Supreme Court approval of our actions, only to be denied "freedom of access" to our most holy site, the Temple Mount, and to be harshly treated with contempt for even trying to exercise our democratic rights!

I asked Deputy Attorney General Rakover why the Israeli government was, in effect, encouraging folks to act outside of the law (which they know we've never done, unlike other groups who feel why bother wasting your time trying to reason with corrupt officials), as well as rewarding militant Muslims for their terrorist threats of riots and violence (if Israel were to actually uphold their 1967 law that guarantees - in writing - "freedom of access" to the Temple Mount) and bizarrely punishing law-abiding people by denying them entry to the Temple Mount. Why not remove the threat? Isn't that logical? Isn't that legal?

Professor Nahum Rakover basically said that we're in this situation today because NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE WANT TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT to that religious site - the Temple Mount! Why should Israel change the status quo when they're not under any pressure to do so? It's been said politicians don't see the light until they feel the heat. Shame on us! As I've written in a letter published in the Jerusalem Post, the Temple Mount isn't in our hands, because it's not in our hearts and minds.

I was later unjustly deported for highlighting the plight of the Temple Mount under Nazi-Muslim occupation within an article published throughout Jerusalem and Israel, calling for the restoration of the Temple Mount as the Temple Mount - a House of Prayer for All Peoples - which the High Court of Israel dismissed as dangerous ideas.

Why should Jews continue to pray at the Western Wall, a site designated by the Turks for Jewish worship instead of the Temple Mount, and continue to submit to such a Gentile decree rather than obey the biblical command to ascend the Temple Mount?

Why obey men over God? Isn't that idolatry? Isn't that immoral? Isn't God Israel's King, Israel's only Husband? Who are the nations to dictate what God's wife should do?

Why are Jews gathering at the pitiful Western Wall to mourn the destruction of the Temple? Do something constructive and DEMAND Jewish legal and biblical rights to the Temple Mount.

Thankfully, the Third Temple is coming soon!


Protection of Holy Places Law

June 27, 1967

1. The Holy Places shall be protected from desecration and any other violation and from anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places.

2. a. Whosoever desecrates or otherwise violates a Holy Place shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of seven years.
b. Whosoever does anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years.

3. This Law shall add to, and not derogate from, any other law.

4. The Minister of Religious Affairs is charged with the implementation of this Law, and he may, after consultation with, or upon the proposal of, representatives of the religions concerned and with the consent of the Minister of Justice make regulations as to any matter relating to such implementation.

5. This Law shall come into force on the date of its adoption by the Knesset.

Levi Eshkol
Prime Minister

Zerach Warhaftig
Minister of Religious Affairs

Shneur Zalman Shazar
President of the State

David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.



copyright (c) 2001, 2006 by Mr. Aryeh Yosef Gallin

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2. The Root & Branch Information Services and Lecture Series is closed for seven months from Rosh Chodesh Nisan (New Month of Nisan, Thursday, March 30, 2006) through Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan (New Month of Cheshvan, Sunday, October 21, 2006). R&B Information Services updates will be issued and lectures will take place monthly during this period.

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Today, on the Ninth of Av, we REMEMBER the destruction of the First and Second Temples of Jerusalem, the Assyrian, Babylonian and Roman exiles, European Catholic Crusades, Spanish and Portuguese Catholic Inquisitions, Ukrainian Chmelnitzki massacres, Nazi German Jewish Genocide (Holocaust), the current Rosh HaShanah War/Philistine Chaos ["Palestine Authority"] Pogrom, and other tragedies that befell and are befalling the Jewish People.

We chant the words of the Book of Eicha (Lamentations), which begin:

"How does the city [Jerusalem] sit solitary, that was full of people!
How isse become as a widow! She that was great among the nations,
and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!"

[Eicha/Lamentations 1:1]


Today, on the Ninth of Av, we also LOOK FORWARD to the fulfillment of the words of the Prophet Zechariah:

"And the word of the Lord of Hosts came to me, saying:
Thus says the Lord of Hosts: The fast of the FOURTH month,
And the fast of the FIFTH, and the fast of the SEVENTH,
And the fast of the TENTH, shall be to the House of Judah joy and gladness,
And cheerful seasons; therefore love you truth and peace'".

[Zechariah 8:19]

Our sages explain that "the fast of the fifth" month "is the Ninth of Av, when the Temple was burnt":
[Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Rosh HaShanah 18b].

"Metzudath David explains that this prophesy [from Zechariah] is for the future, when the above fast days observed by the House of Judah will be joyous occasions for Judah. The House of Israel [Lost Ten Tribes], however, will have its own festivals commemorating the days Israel fasted and mourned".

["The Book of the Twelve Prophets", Judaica Press, page 357]


We look forward to the building of the Third and Final Bet HaMikdash (Temple) of Yerushaliyim and the reestablishment of a Torah-based government with its three branches: the Sanhedrin (Judicial Branch), Priesthood (Legislative Branch) and Davidic Monarchy (Executive Branch), all of which will have their offices on the Har HaBayit (Temple Mount) at the Bet HaMikdash (Temple) of Yerushaliyim.


The Founding Fathers of the United States built the American Biblical Commonwealth on the model of the Ancient Israelite Commonwealth.

For America's Founding Fathers, the Constitution was their Written Torah, Capitol Hill was their Har HaBayit (Temple Mount), the Capitol Building was their Bet HaMikdash (Temple), the Supreme Court (Judicial Branch) was their Sanhedrin, the Congress (Legislative Branch) was their Priesthood, and the Presidency (Executive Branch) was their equivalent of the Davidic Monarchy (George Washington wisely declined the offer to make him first King of the new United States).

The UNPRECEDENTED economic, political, and military power with which the United States has been blessed, rests SOLELY on the basis of that SPIRITUAL POWER with which America's Founding Fathers infused the new nation, and which has been the heritage of millions of Bible-believing Americans for almost four hundred years, since the Puritan Pilgrim Fathers first set foot in the new land.


America must NEVER substitute for faith in the G-d of Israel, that faith which has sustained this great Bible-bae nation for almost four hundred years, a faith in the false, pagan gods of economic, political and military power -- THE gods of OIL -- as it has been counseled to do, for over fifty years since the establishment of the State of Israel, by America's false prophets, modern day equivalents of the false prophets of the Egyptian Pharaoh and those of the Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar.

America is sustained ENTIRELY by its spiritual oil wells which are found in the G-d of Israel, Who has brought the Children of Israel back to the Land of Israel. Those spiritual oil wells will ONLY be found in the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount of Yerushaliyim itself, NOT in the deserts of Arabia or the Persian Gulf.


America MUST move from the "even-handed" approach that has characterized its foreign policy towards Israel for over 50 years to a policy of UNCONDITIONAL, ABSOLUTE, NO-ANDS-IFS-OR-BUTS SUPPORT for heChildren of Israel in ALL of the Land of Israel.

This new foreign policy, an "American Foreign Policy for America", as one commentator calls it, must be based on American recognition of the Covenants: G-d's Noahide Covenant and Laws for all humanity and G-d's Three Covenants with Israel:

The PEOPLE Covenant (G-d chose the Children of Israel to be His People)

The TORAH Covenant (G-d gave His Torah to the Children of Israel)

The LAND Covenant (G-d gave the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel)

America's Founding Fathers believed in G-d. They feared G-d and respected His Covenants. Tragically, far too many of the Founding Fathers' descendents, who may be found among today's ruling American "elites", have forgotten them.


United States President Bush is this moment being advised by his own father, and his father's "friends", to forget the G-d of Their Fathers, who was the G-d of the Founding Fathers of America. That is the G-d of Israel.

If this process of forgetting happens, if America's false prophets will now convince the American President of today to be like the Egyptian Pharaoh of old -- "Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph" [Shemot/Exodus 1:8] -- this will not only bring more suffering to the Children of Israel in the Land of Israel. It will bring suffering to Americans, in America, as well.


We, the Children of Israel, have suffered enough during the First Seven Year Shmittah (Sabbatical Year) Cycle of the Oslo Death Process (1993-2000).

We are now suffering even more as we proceed into the Second Seven Year Shmitth
If the above mentioned process of forgetting the G-d of Israel in America happens (much of the rest of the world has long ago forgotten, assuming they ever remembered Him in the first place), NO NATION that oppresses Israel, or stands by while others oppress Israel, may consider itself safe from the scourges of biological, chemical and nuclear warfare; global warming, unprecedented plagues, famines, droughts, earthquakes, floods; city-killer size asteroids, meteorites and comets; social and political upheavals.

Not even America.

The nations of this world can have all the G-8 meetings they want at any local Seven Eleven, and U.N. meetings, such as the upcoming one to consider whether or not "Zionism is racism", while marching to Pretoria. It makes no difference whether these meetings will be held in a South African shantytown, "Third World" slum, or "First World" metroplis.
These nations would be well advised to heed the words of the Prophet Jeremiah, who proclaimed:

"Israel is the Lord's hallowed portion,
His first-fruits of the increase;
All that devour him shall be held guilty,
EVIL shall come on them, says the Lord".

[Yirmiyahu/Jeremiah 2:3]


The last flood was by water. The next flood may be by (nuclear) fire. Israel is Noah's Ark in the coming flood. That is: the G-d of Israel spiritually, and the Land of Israel physically.

Every Jewish community outside of the Land of Israel is a Dunkirk waiting to be evacuated.

Those who are wise among the Children of Israel will pack their bags and come home NOW.

Those who are wise among the Gentiles will come quickly over to the winning side, which is the side of the G-d of Israel and His People, the Children of Israel.

"And the idols shall utterly pass away.
And men shall go into the caves of the rocks,
And into the holes of the earth,
From before the terror of the Lord,
And from the gloryf His majesty.
When He arises to shake mightily the earth.
In that day a man shall cast away
His idols of silver, and his idols of gold,
Which they made for themselves to worship,
To the moles and to the bats;
To go into the clefts of the rocks,
And into the crevices of the crags,
From before the terror of the Lord,
And from the glory of His majesty.
When He arises to shake mightily the earth.
Cease you from man, in whose nostrils in a breath;
For how little is he to be accounted!"

[Yeshiyahu/Isaiah 2:18-22]

Shabbat Shalom from Yerushaliyim,

Mr. Aryeh Yosef Gallin

Founder and President,

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