The Temple dilemma

Orthodox Judaism and the Temple dilemma
Motti Inbari, Times of Israel, 5-1-2015

 
Over the past decade, there has been a steady increase in rabbinical rulings that permit the entry of Jews to the Temple Mount. The only limitation was to observe the restrictions regarding purity when doing so…
Since the destruction of the Second Temple, Jews have been considered impure due to contact with dead bodies, and therefore they are forbidden to enter the area where the Temple stood…
According to halakha (Jewish religious law), anyone who enters the Temple area will be punished by karet—a death sentence carried out by God. This decision has been reinforced in innumerable rulings.

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Hanukkah & Phariseeism

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE.

Phariseeism: Hypocritical observance of the letter of religious or moral law without regard for the spirit.

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The Temple Myth – part two

The Western Wall?
What do Jews believe?

 
We all know that the Western Wall, the Kotel,is the last remnant of our Temple.
We also know that Jews from around the world gather here to pray. People write notes to G-d and place them between the ancient stones of the Wall.

In the year 37 BCE, Herod was appointed king in Jerusalem and he soon initiated a huge renovation project for the Temple. He hired many workers who toiled to make the Temple more magnificent and to widen the area of the Temple Mount by flattening the mountain peak and building four support walls around it.
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The Temple Mount Myth

Zoabi: Israel is a ‘Terror State’
Presence of Jewish Temple on Temple Mount is a ‘myth.’
By Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, Israel National News, 11/14/2014

 

Arab MKs are among the Israeli Arabs readying to protest in Umm Al-Fahm Friday, as frustrations build in the Arab city over the Temple Mount and the shooting of terrorist Hir Alhamdan in Kafr Kana.
Participants not only include Umm Al-Fahm residents, but also MKs Hanin Zoabi (Balad), MK Jamal Zahalka (Balad), and MK Afu Agbaria (Hadash) – as well as Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked northern Islamic movement.

Speaking to reporters Friday afternoon, Hanin Zoabi deifantly stated, “we are not afraid of Israel, the terror state.”
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Why Syrians support Bashar al Assad

Why Syrians support Bashar al Assad
By Tim Anderson, Pravda 30.09.2014

 

The sudden reversion of Washington to a ‘war on terror’ pretext for intervention in Syria has confused western audiences. For three years they watched ‘humanitarian intervention’ stories, which poured contempt on the Syrian President’s assertion that he was fighting foreign backed terrorists. Now the US claims to be leading the fight against those same terrorists.

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John McCain & The Caliph

John McCain and the Caliph
by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, 18 August 2014

 
On February 22nd, John McCain was in Lebanon. He met members of the Future Movement (the party of Saad Hariri) whom he charged to oversee the transfer of arms to Syria… Then, leaving Beirut, he inspected the Syrian border and the selected villages including Ersal, which were used as a basis to back mercenaries in the war to come.
In May 2013, Senator John McCain made his way illegally to near Idleb in Syria via Turkey to meet with leaders of the “armed opposition”. His trip was not made public until his return to Washington.

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De-Baathification in Iraq

A Bitter Legacy: Lessons of De-Baathification in Iraq
Miranda Sissons and Abdulrazzaq Al-Saiedi
ICTJ – Justice, Truth, Dignity

 
Iraq’s de-Baathification process is the most current example of large-scale, politically based dismissals. Yet factual information about de-Baathifi cation is scarce and for good reason.
From its inception in 2003, de-Baathifi cation was a deeply flawed process. Ineffective and incoherent, it polarized Iraqi politics and contributed to severe instability in the Iraqi military and government—not just in the first flush of regime change, but extending as far as the parliamentary elections of 2010, some seven years later.

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