Wednesday, October 12, 2016
HUNDREDS OF ISRAELIS PRAY FOR SYRIA.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE
Hundreds of Israelis gather to pray for people of war-torn Syria-On the eve of Yom Kippur, groups unite across the country to call for aid for victims of six-year civil war-By Times of Israel staff October 11, 2016, 4:06 pm
Some 1,500 Israelis gathered in cities across the country on Monday to pray for the people of war-torn Syria, hours before the start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.Under the banner “The world is silent, we are not,” and with the involvement of rabbis and communal leaders, people gathered in Beersheba, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, the Golan Heights and other places in prayer, music and silent meditation.The events were organized and coordinated via Facebook by the son of the late peace activist Rabbi Menachem Froman, Shivi Froman.“Hundreds of people, men, women and children, are slaughtered daily and the world is silent,” he told Walla News. He said that the pre-Yom Kippur gathering was “to cry out, to pray, to hope, to sing, to identify and to awaken the mercy of the world in general and about the suffering that is taking place here next to us.”“I have been preoccupied with the issue over the past few months, and has greatly pained me,” Froman said. “We continue with our lives. This gives me deja-vu of the world’s silence about the Holocaust.”He said he was inspired to launch the event by something his father once told him: “‘Shivileh, can you do something about the situation? No? Then pray for it.'”Other participants echoed Froman’s views about the need to speak out on behalf of those suffering in Syria.“On the other side of the border, one of the greatest tragedies since World War II is happening,” said Eli Malka, head of Golan Regional Council. “More than 500,000 people have been killed. Children are abandoned and left as orphans among the ruins.”“Millions of refugees have fled their homes,” he told Israel Radio. “The world says nothing. The world is cynical. We cannot remain silent.”More than 400,000 people have been killed in the Syrian civil war, according to the latest United Nations figures, and millions have been displaced since it first erupted in the form of popular protests in March 2011.On Monday, dozens gathered just meters from the Syrian border to pray for those trapped in the conflict.Rabbi Aviya Rozen, a resident of Hispin on the Golan, said, “We make a strong distinction between viewing someone as an enemy and viewing him as a human being.”— Rubi Hammerschlag (@rubih67) October 10, 2016-Last week UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein described the “ghastly avalanche of violence and destruction” and called for extraordinary steps to be taken.”“The UN Security Council should, without any further delay, adopt criteria to restrain members from using the veto when there are serious concerns that war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide may have been committed,” he said.At the end of September the UN’s humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council that the conditions in eastern Aleppo, which is besieged and assaulted by all sides by government forces, had descended into the “merciless abyss of humanitarian catastrophe.”Speaking to the Security Council via video link from Geneva, O’Brien painted a grim picture of the conditions in the war-wracked eastern part of the city, where at least 320 civilians including 100 children have been killed in the past week. An additional 765 have been wounded.AFP and AP contributed to this report
Israeli rabbinical group to host thousands of unaffiliated Jews for Yom Kippur services-More than 55,000 people expected at 300 locations across country for traditional prayer sessions run by volunteers-By JTA October 11, 2016, 4:42 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The Tzohar rabbinical organization will host more than 55,000 people at 300 locations throughout Israel for Yom Kippur services.The services, which attract unaffiliated Jewish Israelis, are run by hundreds of volunteers who bring traditional holiday prayer services to locations outside of traditional synagogues.The group hosted prayer services in 200 locations for Rosh Hashanah. It also hosts public megillah readings for Purim.Participants will be provided with an explanatory pamphlet written by Tzohar about the customs, prayers and meaning of the High Holidays.“Tzohar is deeply proud to have become a central part of the prayer experience for tens of thousands of Israelis for the High holidays,” said Rabbi David Stav, co-founder of Tzohar. “The success of our 200 Rosh Hashanah programs and 300 Yom Kippur locations come from the fact that they provide an approach to the prayer in a manner that is designed to be accessible and relatable for Jews of all backgrounds and levels of familiarity with tradition.”The organization of religious Zionist rabbis started the Yom Kippur “Praying Together” program, which organizes the explanatory Yom Kippur services, 17 years ago.
For head of IDF Widows and Orphans group, Yom Kippur a reminder of a love lost-Tami Shelach, chairperson of organization that represents families of fallen soldiers, struggles to discuss her husband, a pilot who was shot down and killed over Egypt in the war 43 years ago-By Judah Ari Gross October 11, 2016, 4:26 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
For Tami Shelach, the head of the IDF Widows and Orphans Organization, Yom Kippur is a time of heightened emotions and remembrance.It’s not the holiday, the fasting and introspection; 43 years after the October war in 1973, the highest of Jewish holy days is a reminder of the husband she lost so long ago.“Even two months before Yom Kippur, I’m already in this mood. That’s just how it is,” she told Time Times of Israel.Shelach’s husband, pilot Lt. Col. Ehud Shelach, was shot down and killed over Egypt during the first days of the conflict. Speaking about him more than 40 years later, in the comfort of her office in the Tel Aviv suburb of Givat Shmuel, still brings tears to her eyes and forces her to leave the room to regain her composure.“When you start talking about it, you get thrown back into that time. There’s nothing that you can do. It’s not easy,” she said.Earlier this year, Shelach took over as head of the IDF Widows and Orphans Organization, a group that provides material and emotional support to the orphans and widows (and widowers) of fallen soldiers from the IDF, as the name would suggest, but also from every security and defense agency in Israel — the Israel Police, Border Police, Shin Bet security service, Mossad and Israel Prison Service.It maintains close ties with the Defense Ministry, which supplies approximately 20 percent of its budget, and regularly runs events with Israel’s president, prime minister and army chief of staff.For instance, a mass bar mitzvah event in Jerusalem for orphans later this month is set to be attended by President Reuven Rivlin, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and IDF chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.Yet Shelach says her goal is to focus not on the large projects, which have been running for decades, but to help the aging widows of Israel’s earlier wars, many of whom now live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.“Our widows have aged. Widows from the Yom Kippur War were once young, but we’ve gotten older,” Shelach said.“People think now that their kids are out of the house, their needs have gotten less, but that’s not the case, they’ve gotten larger,” she said.For Shelach, of course, the desire to help war widows is a personal one.-Two sides of the same base-Sitting in a modern office chair at her organization’s conference table, Shelach recalled falling in love with her husband in the 1960s.Ehud Shelach was born in Kibbutz Ramat Rachel in central Israel, but his family later moved to Tel Mond, east of Netanya on the coastal plain. Tami and Ehud first met in school — he was a year older than her — and then they met again at the Tel Nof base in central Israel, which was and remains home to both an Israeli Air Force base and the paratrooper’s Center for Flight and Special Training.Her husband was a fighter pilot on the air base, she served on the paratrooper’s side, folding parachutes. (Until today, this process is done by hand.)-After they got married in 1964, Shelach moved into the base’s family housing.By 1973, her husband had become commander of a fighter squadron in the air force. After moving between different air bases, they were again living in Tel Nof.‘It was in October, we didn’t know what to pack. Clothes for the winter? Clothes for the summer?’Out of concern that the Arab armies would attack Israel’s army bases, the air force instructed Shelach and the other spouses of the pilots and officers living on the base to pack up their belongings so they could be transported to safety, she said.“It was in October, we didn’t know what to pack. Clothes for the winter? Clothes for the summer? We didn’t know how long we’d be away from home,” she said.“Not every war is six days,” Shelach said, referring to the 1967 war.Shelach, along with a friend, went to her parents’ house in Even Yehuda, outside Netanya.‘When he turned and looked at me, he didn’t have to say a word.’-Both Shelach and her friend were the wives of pilots, so when the head of the air force’s human resource department walked up to the house on October 10, it wasn’t immediately clear who would be receiving the bad news.“We were sitting on my parents’ porch. The kids were on the playground. We both saw the military car pull up. Each of us thought that it was her husband, coming to visit. But then suddenly the head of human resources came out of the car. We each thought, are they coming to tell her or to tell me?” she said.“When he turned and looked at me, he didn’t have to say a word.”--‘Hit by an Egyptian missile’-On the fourth day of the war, Ehud Shelach had flown on a mission near the city of Suez, next to the eponymous canal, as part of a counterattack at the Mezach outpost, where Egyptians had been pounding Israeli forces.“And he was hit by an Egyptian missile,” she said.The army knew that Ehud had bailed out of his plane, but they didn’t know if he had died or been taken captive, until they received a list from Egypt of prisoners of war. He wasn’t on it. The army now knew that Ehud had been killed, but as his body remained inside Egyptian territory, he was still technically considered missing.“At the time, they couldn’t carry out searches because, well, there was a war,” Shelach said. “So he had that [missing] designation for about six months, until the Egyptians allowed [Israel] to search for him. He was then found and given an Israeli burial.”Shelach was left with two young children, aged four and seven, who had only a vague memory of their father.“He had a job that meant he got home late and left in the morning before they’d woken up,” she said.“They remember him through pictures,” she added.For a short period after the war, she returned to Tel Nof, but then moved to Ramat Hasharon, north of Tel Aviv, to a house she and her husband had purchased before he died.Two weeks after she moved into her new home, Shelach met her life partner, who was himself a widower, she said.‘We were like the Brady Bunch’-Between them, they had six children — three girls and three boys — which they raised together.“We were like the Brady Bunch,” she said, referring to the 1970s American sitcom.When the three sons joined the military, they were all invited to the IAF’s prestigious pilot’s training course and, remarkably, all made it through the program and served as fighter pilots, following in Ehud Shelach’s footprints, she said.“Today, one’s a colonel and the other two are lieutenant colonels. And one of my son’s sons is also a pilot. He finished the pilot’s course last year and is now a fighter pilot,” Shelach said, beaming with pride.-Widows helping widows-Shelach has been involved with the IDFWO since the 1990s, when the group was established, and in February was chosen to be its new chairperson, taking over for Nava Shoham-Solan, who had served in the position for seven years.It is the only organization recognized by the government to represent the country’s widows, widowers and orphans.The IDFWO runs four camps each year for the children of fallen soldiers, police and other security service officers: one during the summer, as well as during the Sukkot, Hannukah and Passover holidays, when Israeli children have vacations from schools.It provides schools supplies to orphans beginning first grade, hosts weekend vacations for widows and widowers in Israel and, in some cases, provides its members with financial assistance up to NIS 10,000 ($2,600).In addition to hosting the orphans’ bar mitzvah group ceremonies, the IDFWO also celebrates the religious occasions and holidays of its non-Jewish members.“We have Druze and Christians and Muslim widows,” Shelach noted.Last month, for instance, the group held a special event to hand out gifts to Bedouin Muslim widows in southern Israel.The IDFWO staff, including Shelach, is entirely volunteer, save for its executive director Yuval Lipkin and a handful of employees. The rest receive a nominal scholarship for running the group’s camps and other activities across the country, she said.Shelach now wants to expand the group’s efforts to provide more for the aging widow population.“I can only add. I don’t see any room to cut,” she said.‘Some widows didn’t have children. We already send them a birthday card, I want to send them a gift too. But I can’t do it, financially’-With many widows now in nursing homes and living without their families, Shelach wants to reach out periodically to give them “something to tell their friends about,” she said.The problem is one of funds, Shelach said.The IDFWO receives some of its budget from the Defense Ministry, while the rest comes from members’ dues and private donations, mostly from the United States, Canada and the UK, she said.“Some widows didn’t have children. We already send them a birthday card, I want to send them a gift too. But I can’t do it, financially,” she said.In addition to the upcoming anniversary of her husband’s death, which she commemorated early this year as it coincides with the IDFWO’s bar mitzvah event, Shelach said she was again reminded of her loss with the crash of an F-16 fighter jet earlier this month, which claimed the life of its pilot, Maj. Ohad Cohen-Nov.Following the incident, Shelach sent out a message to Cohen-Nov’s pregnant wife and daughter, expressing her condolences on their loss.“As the wife, mother and grandmother of Israeli Air Force pilots, this case is particularly hard. I will hug the young widow and her toddler and tell them from personal experience that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that the IDFWO will help them to get there,” she said.
Why do evangelicals prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton?-Recent polls show the GOP presidential nominee drawing about 70 percent of the white evangelical vote-By Rachel Zoll October 11, 2016, 6:29 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
NEW YORK (AP) — Cracks have appeared in evangelical support for Donald Trump over the video of his sexually predatory comments about women. But backing from some of his most high-profile conservative Christian endorsers, such as Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., is holding.Among those reversing course was well-known theologian Wayne Grudem, whose endorsement was widely cited by other Christians backing the Republican presidential nominee. The prominent evangelical magazine, Christianity Today, on Monday said Trump was “the very embodiment of what the Bible calls a fool.” James MacDonald, of Harvest Bible Church in Illinois and a member of Trump’s evangelical advisory board, called the candidate’s remarks “misogynistic trash.” The pastor told the magazine he would no longer work with the campaign unless Trump repents.Popular evangelist and author Beth Moore tweeted that she was among many women who had been sexually abused or harassed, and “we’re tired of it.” That behavior, she warned, becomes more acceptable “when some Christian leaders don’t think it’s that big a deal.”Katelyn Beaty, author of “A Woman’s Place,” and a former managing editor at Christianity Today magazine, said Moore’s comments indicate evangelical women are becoming more wary of Trump, “especially as it relates to the ways he consistently talks about and treats women.”But James Dobson, of Family Talk radio, condemned Trump’s comments, but called Clinton’s support for abortion rights “criminal.”“Mr. Trump promises to support religious liberty and the dignity of the unborn. Mrs. Clinton promises she will not,” Dobson said in a statement Monday.Falwell Jr., an early endorser of the real estate magnate, said Trump’s remarks were “reprehensible.” Still, Falwell said, “we’re never going to have a perfect candidate,” and suggested the video leak was engineered by Trump’s enemies in his own party.“I think it was timed,” Falwell told WABC-AM radio in New York. “I think it might have even been a conspiracy, you know, among the establishment Republicans who’ve known about it for weeks and who tried to time it to do the maximum damage.”Others who reaffirmed their endorsements were Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, which aims to mobilize conservative Christian voters, and televangelist Pat Robertson, who dismissed Trump’s remarks as an attempt by the candidate “to look like he’s macho.”On the video released Friday, Trump is heard describing attempts to have sex with a married woman and bragging that women let him grab their genitals because he is famous. Responding to the leak, Trump said, “I was wrong,” to make those comments, but dismissed them as “locker room talk.”Conservative Christian support for Trump has confounded those inside and outside evangelicalism. Trump is a casino mogul who was married three times, said he didn’t need to ask God for forgiveness, mocked a disabled reporter and alluded to his penis size during a debate. Early on, prominent evangelicals, including Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Christian author Max Lucado, warned evangelicals against Trump.Still, as the year progressed and the large pool of GOP primary contenders dwindled, it became clear that white conservative Christians were coalescing behind the candidate. Recent polls show the GOP presidential nominee drawing about 70 percent of the white evangelical vote.Although some evangelicals defended Trump’s character, many couched their endorsements in pragmatic terms, focused on Trump’s promise that he will appoint conservative justices to the US Supreme Court.Laura Olson, a Clemson University political scientist, said this support can be seen in part as payback for evangelical losses in the so-called culture wars. Many conservative Christians see the roots of their failure in the policies of President Bill Clinton. In 1993, days into his first term in the White House and on the 20th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Clinton signed an executive order abolishing some restrictions on abortion.Younger evangelicals likely don’t remember that far back. But for others, the Clintons “come as a package deal in so many people’s minds,” Olson said.In a recent Pew Research Center survey, more than three-quarters of white evangelicals cited dislike for Clinton as a major reason they prefer Trump.“A perception grew, even while (Clinton) was first lady, that she was the extremely liberal one, that Bill Clinton was a moderate, a pragmatist, while Hillary had an extremely liberal approach to things,” said Matthew Lee Anderson, founder of the popular Christian blog Mere Orthodoxy, who came out early against Trump. “A lot has to do with her views on abortion. She was much more easily characterized as a foe than even Bill Clinton was. That picture was set relatively early within the religious right, and it has endured.”Another legacy of that period was Hillary Clinton’s approach as first lady, which did not fit the expected roles for women in more traditional corners of evangelicalism.Mark Setzler, a political scientist at High Point University in North Carolina who studies voting patterns in mixed-gender congressional and gubernatorial elections, said evangelicals in surveys state a strong preference for male leaders. But it’s not clear how this translates into voting behavior. He was surprised to find that Christian conservatives were no less likely than others to back a candidate because she’s a woman.At a Liberty University schoolwide assembly Monday, Falwell, onstage with Reed, put the focus on Clinton’s record, deeming it much more of a threat than Trump’s predatory remarks. Falwell said five years from now, “nobody is going to remember” what the Republican nominee said.
Abbas’s Fatah party honors Jerusalem killer as ‘martyr’-PA leader’s faction declares day of mourning for terrorist who shot dead two Israelis; Hamas leader congratulates his parents in phone call-By Stuart Winer October 10, 2016, 1:08 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The political faction of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas honored as a “martyr” a gunman who killed two Israelis in Jerusalem on Sunday, and called for a general strike and public mourning in his memory.Israeli monitor group Palestinian Media Watch noted that the praise for the terrorist, whose identity remains under gag order in Israel, was posted on Fatah’s official Facebook page.“The one who carried out the operation today in Jerusalem is a pilgrim [to Mecca] martyr, one of the most prominent people in Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and a released prisoner,” Fatah said, according to an English translation of the Arabic provided by PMW.Israeli officials have long complained that incitement and support from the Palestinian Authority in the form of praise, honorifics, and cash payments to the families of Palestinians killed during attacks encourages further terrorism.According to PMW, “Fatah referred to the murderer as a “shahid,” an Islamic martyr, a status often depicted by official Palestinian Authority media as the highest achievement to which a Muslim can aspire.In another post to the Facebook page, the Jerusalem branch of Fatah announced a general strike “in Jerusalem in memory of the souls of the martyrs of Palestine and this morning’s martyr.”The message quoted a section from the Koran that said, “Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory.”Jerusalem resident Levana Malihi, 60, and police officer First Sergeant Yosef Kirma, 29, were killed and six others injured after the terrorist sprayed bullets at passersby from a moving car on Sunday morning near Ammunition Hill in the north of the capital. The shooter, a resident of Silwan in East Jerusalem, was shot dead by police.Hamas claimed the man as one of its members. After apparently taking credit for the attack, the Gaza-based terror group also praised the shooting as “heroic” and “brave.”The group’s Qatar-based leader, Khaled Mashaal, called the parents of the terrorist on Sunday evening and congratulated him, saying his actions “defended the Palestinian people.”According to Palestinian reports, he added that Palestinians were “proud” of their son, whom he praised as an “example” to his contemporaries. “Hamas will carry on it its jihad until Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are liberated from the impurity of the occupation,” he said.In a separate statement, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum called the attack “a natural reaction to the crimes and violations of the occupation against our people.”The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement also praised that attack, calling it “heroic.”The US State Department condemned the attack, saying “there is absolutely no justification for the taking of innocent lives. We also condemn the statements glorifying this reprehensible and cowardly attack.”The gunman opened fire at a group of people waiting at a light rail stop on Haim Bar-Lev Street, hitting one woman before speeding off toward Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau Street where he shot and fatally wounded Malihi.After shooting at civilians twice, the assailant continued toward the Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. In a shootout with police, he killed Kirma before officers gunned him down.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
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