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Finkelstein and Jesus

Jesus was wandering around Jerusalem when he decided that he really needed a new robe.

After looking around for awhile  he saw a sign for Finkelstein, the Tailor.

So, he went in and made the necessary arrangements to have Finkelstein prepare a new robe for him. A few days later, when the robe was finished, Jesus tried it on — and it was a perfect fit!

He asked how much he owed.

Finkelstein brushed him off: “No, no, for the Son of God there’s no charge!  However, may I ask for a small favor. Whenever you give a sermon, perhaps you could just mention that your nice new robe was made by Finkelstein, the Tailor?”

Jesus readily agreed and, as promised, extolled the virtues of his Finkelstein robe whenever he spoke to the masses.

A few months later, while Jesus was again walking through Jerusalem , he happened to walk past Finkelstein’s shop and noted a huge line of people waiting for Finkelstein’s robes.

He pushed his way through the crowd to speak to him, and as soon as Finkelstein spotted Jesus he said: “Jesus, Jesus, look what you’ve done for my business!  Would you consider a partnership?”
“Finkelstein & Jesus.  After all… I am the craftsman.”

“I understand, Mr. Finkelstein.. but I am the son of God,” Jesus replied. 

The two of them debated this for some time.
Their discussion was long and spirited, but ultimately fruitful. They finally came up with a mutually acceptable compromise. A few days later.. the new sign went up over Finkelstein’s shop:

Lord and Taylor

You know you’re going to pass it on.

~Steve~                                  H/T  I_Man

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Horrible massacres of children, worse than Sandy Hook

Nine days after the horrible slaughter of 20 children, ages 6-7, and 6 adults in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut, America is still reeling and grieving.
Every day across this veil of tears we call Earth, human beings are killed and murdered. We are no longer shocked or outraged, accepting that as routine. But not when the victims are little children. Thankfully, we are still capable of being jolted from life-as-usual by the slaughter of innocents.
While the cold-blooded murder of 20 little kiddies in an elementary school in Connecticut, each reportedly was shot 11 times by devil-worshipper Adam Lanza, is unimaginably horrific, a pastor reminds us of other even more horrible child-murders, both past and present.
In his Dec. 23, 2012 essay for News-Leader.com, “Once again, mankind faces Satan,” Bob Johnson, pastor of Ozark Mountain Assembly of God in Kimberling City, reminds us of these other slaughters of innocents:

1. King Herod’s slaughter of all infants, age 2 and younger

Killing of Innocents by Herod (by Leon Cogniet, 1824~Killing of Innocents by Herod (oil painting by Leon Cogniet, 1824)~

After learning from the three wise men, of the birth of the one destined to be the King of the Jews, “Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the region thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.” Matthew 2:16
Only God knows how many baby boys were torn from their mothers’ arms and thrown into the Nile River.

2. The Nazis’ slaughter of Jewish children

In Jerusalem, alongside the Holocaust Memorial is the Children’s Memorial. As one walks through the semi-darkness of that memorial, the names, ages and countries of a million children who were murdered by the Nazis, are read. Lighting the darkness are the flickering flames of scores of candles representing the young lives that were snuffed out.

3. Islamic jihadists’ use of children as suicide bombers

Children and women are also used as suicide bombers

In recent years, psychopathic Muslims intent on jihad, are using children as suicide bombers, strapping them with bombs and sending them to blow up buses and other public places. Field trips by schoolchildren in Israel are accompanied by armed guards. The latest such attack was the targeting of a school bus with an anti-tank rocket.

4. The slaughter of innocents in the womb

By far, the most dangerous location for children in America is not our schools. The most dangerous location for our children is the womb. Since Roe v. Wade, more than 55 million unborn children had been aborted — suctioned out, scraped out, poisoned, strangled in “late-term or partial-birth abortions” as their heads emerge from the birth canal, or simply left to die from dehydration and starvation if they somehow survived a late-term abortion.

Why aren’t we shocked, outraged, saddened, and grieving about these other slaughters of innocents?


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Rumor of Israel mobilizing for war

I got this from a friend who is a conservative, a veteran, a former journalist, and prolific professional writer.

He says he can’t vouch for what you’ll read below, but it was sent to him by a former captain in the U.S. Navy, who is “very reliable.” Here’s what the naval officer wrote (note that he wrote this BEFORE the assassination of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, and the attacks on our embassy in Cairo and on our consulate in Benghazi):


Subject: Something unusual is happening in Israel

Date: Sept. 11, 2012

Just recv’d this from a good friend in Bel Air, MD

I got this from one of my close friends who has a brother in Israel and believe it 100%. Something is coming.

I don’t know if you follow such things but…

My brother and his family live in Jerusalem – he is a minister – and a former Navy SEAL – his office is close to one of Israel ‘s largest underground military bases.

He called me last night which is very unusual – usually it is email.

He called to tell me that he is sending his family back to the US immediately due to what he is seeing happen within the last week and what he is being told by his military contacts in both the Israel and US military.

He said he is seeing with his own eyes military movements the likes of which he has never seen in his 20+ years in Israel. What he called a massive redeployment and protective tactics of forces is underway.

Over the last two days he has seen anti-aircraft missile deployments throughout the Jerusalem area including 3 mobile units that he can see from his office windows. In addition, he has seen very large Israeli armored columns moving fast toward the Sinai where Egypt has now moved in Armor.

There are reports of the top military leaders meeting with Israel’s senior rabbi which is something that has happened preceding every prior military campaign.

His admonition is to watch carefully and pray for Israel and its people.

He is convinced that barring something extraordinary Israel will attack Iran – with or without the US – and very soon.  It is the belief in Israel that Obama does not stand with Israel but with the Arab countries.

He has told me before that Israel will saber rattle from time to time but that this time is very different from what he is seeing and hearing. He was at the Wailing Wall 2 days ago and there were hundreds of IDF [Israel Defense Forces] soldiers there. As he was leaving he passed at least 20 military buses full of soldiers in route to the wall.

He has never seen this before either.

Just thought I would pass this along.

My brother is not an alarmist by any means.  When he talks like this it gets my attention for sure and usually I find he knows more than he shares.

There are reports that Israel is asking Obama to come to Israel immediately but they are being answered with silence.

My opinion is that I see the making of the perfect storm.

Obama in fact is refusing to communicate with Israel. Reuters reports on Sept. 11, 2012, that “In a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally, the White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would not meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a U.S. visit later this month….”

In so doing, the POS in the White House is deliberately isolating Israel — at a time when extremist Muslims in the Mideast are rampaging, rioting, killing.

Israel is being pushed into a corner.

God help us. Pray!


DEBKA is reporting tonight (Sept. 13) that “In the wake of the anti-US Islamist turbulence sweeping Arab capitals, Israel has posted additional military, police and security forces in the West Bank, opposite the Gaza Strip and among Israeli Arab communities following information received that all three are preparing to stage big anti-American protests Friday, Sept. 14, which could easily spill over into Israel.”


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Strange Orbs in the Sky

Strange orbs of light are being seen in our skies. Are they an artifact of the video camera’s lens?
As you can see in this video of Jerusalem’s Old City on the night of January 28, 2011, the orb sure behaves strangely for a lens artifact, first slowly descending over the golden Dome of the Rock, then rapidly shooting straight up away from the Dome:
Here’s a video of a closer view of the orb:
Here’s a video of a volcano erupting in Japan. Towards the end of the video are two light-orbs (circled in red) shooting out of the volcano.
And here’s a video, not of orbs of light, but of something flying-darting (like the fictional Superman) over the tsunami-devastated landscape and seascape of Japan:
Your guess is as good as mine!

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Breaking! Obama Reverses Stance on Israel

President Barack Obama told a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday that Mideast peace “will not come through statements and resolutions” by the world body, arguing against a proposed resolution calling for recognition of a Palestinian state.
“Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians – not us – who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them: on borders and security; on refugees and Jerusalem,” Obama said, urging the two sides “to sit down together, to listen to each other, and to understand each other’s hopes and fears.”
For more information… https://www.politico.com

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Wild Bill Lays it on the line about Israel and Obama's Middle East Policy


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UN to Remove Jerusalem from Israel?

Patriot Update is sending an e-mail alert that the United Nations Security Council has scheduled next Tuesday, July 26, in New York, for open “debate” about whether or not they will seize Israeli land in September, and divide Jerusalem by establishing a Palestinian state, without negotiation or approval from Israel.
[H/t beloved fellow Tina!]
The same alert is also posted on many blogs, such as Traditional Values Coalition.
According to the e-mail, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had feared just such a “surprise” move after the Quartet on the Middle East (UN, EU, USA, and Russia) met on July 11 in Washington, DC, to endorse Obama’s plan (in his speech of May 19) to enforce Israel’s 1967 borders and divide Jerusalem.
But I cannot find verification of this on the web. Instead, the Seattle PI reports on July 12, 2011, that the Quartet meeting was a bust:

The “highly-anticipated gathering hosted Monday by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and attended by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, EU top diplomat Catherine Ashton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to produce a unified statement on the way ahead.”

So I went onto the United Nations’ website to find confirmation of the July 26 Security Council meeting. I found a “Programme of Meetings and Agendas” in the Journal of the United Nations. On page 2 of the pdf document is this:

The Security Council will hold an open debate on Tuesday, 26 July 2011, in the Security Council Chamber Room GA-TSC-01, in connection with the agenda item “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”.

Member states wishing to inscribe their names on the list of speakers should contact the Secretariat….

Here’s a screenshot I took of that announcement:

Then I went looking for the agenda item and found this document: A “Statement” made on January 19, 2011, by Mr. Md. Nojibur Rahman, Minister (Economic) and Charge d’Affaires of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the United Nations at the Security Council Open Debate on the agenda item “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”.
On behalf of Bangladesh, a Muslim country, Rahman said the following:

“In order to achieve a lasting solution in the Middle East, it is very important to address the key issue, which is prolong and illegal occupation of the Arab territories by Israel…. My delegation believes that direct negotiations will only be successful if there is sustained regional and international support for…Palestinian State-building…which guarantee Israel’s withdrawal from all occupied Arab and Palestinian territories back to June 4, 1967 line…. In conclusion, let me reiterate Bangladesh’s long-standing position that the continued illegal occupation of Palestine over the past six decades is the root cause of violence, unrest and destabilization in the region.

So there you have it. Despite the innocuously-worded announcement in the UN’s “Programme of Meetings and Agendas” of an “open debate” by the Security Council scheduled for July 26, 2011, the statement by Bangladesh’s representative to the United Nations makes clear the debate agenda is about “restoring” Israel to its pre-1967 borders, also called the Green Line.
That, in turn, means Israel must surrender the territories it captured in the 1967 Six-Day War, including the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula (the latter has since been returned to Egypt). But the Green Line once divided Jerusalem into East and West, with the western section within Israel. Annexed by Jordan in 1948, East Jerusalem includes Jerusalem’s Old City and some of the holiest sites of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, such as the Temple Mount, Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Territories held by Israel before and after the Six Day War of 1967

All of which means that returning Israel to its 1967 borders would mean that Israel not only loses the West Bank (and with that Israel’s defense strategic depth), Israel — and the Christian world — will also lose Jerusalem to the new Palestinian Muslim state.
It should be said that the United Nations is decidedly partial on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and regularly condemns Israel for this or that. But…
Even if the UN Security Council’s “open debate” next Tuesday concludes with their demand that Israel returns to its pre-1967 borders, that demand doesn’t mean squat because it’s unenforceable — so long as the UN hasn’t morphed into a One World Government & Military.
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride….

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Blood Moon -Viewed from Jerusalem

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A photo of the lunar eclipse as seen from Jerusalem yesterday, June 15, 2011  or 13th of Sivan 5771 on the Hebrew Calendar. 

Another lunar eclipse will occur of December 20, 2011 that is  24th of Kislev 5772 on the Hebrew Calendar.  December 20th, 2011 is the day before Chanukah, the Festival of Lights that occurs from December 21-28 this year.

Sage, as our resident bible teacher, what is the significance of a blood moon in prophecy?


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Israel to Obama: Bugger Off

Last Thursday, Obama broke with long-standing US policy and completely sided with the Palestinians in the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict by endorsing Palestinian demand for their own state based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Six-Day War. That means Israel must forfeit the West Bank and Jerusalem, rolling back its borders to pre-1967. That, in turn, means that Israel effectively becomes territorially indefensible.

The next day Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to the United States to meet with Obama in the Oval Office, where this interesting photo was snapped. The New York Times describes Obama as listening, “almost frozen,” as Mr. Netanyahu clearly and firmly rejected what Obama had proposed the day before.

Photo taken by Jim Young of Reuters

This is the transcript of what Netanyahu told Obama:

Thank you, Mr. President.

Well, Mr. President — and first, I want to thank you and the first lady for the gracious hospitality that you’ve shown me, my wife and our entire delegation. We have an enduring bond of friendship between our two countries. And I appreciate the opportunity to have this meeting with you after your important speech yesterday.

We share your hope and your vision for the spread of democracy in the Middle East. I appreciate the fact that you reaffirmed once again now and in our conversation, and in actual deed, the commitment to Israel’s security. We value your efforts to advance the peace process.

This is something that we want to have accomplished. Israel wants peace. I want peace. What we all want is a peace that will be genuine, that will hold, that will endure. And I think that the — we both agree that a peace based on illusions will crash eventually on the rocks of Middle Eastern reality, and that the only — the only peace that will endure is one that is based on reality, on unshakable facts.

I think for there to be peace, the Palestinians will have to accept some basic realities. The first is that while Israel is prepared to make generous compromises for peace, it cannot go back to the 1967 lines, because these lines are indefensible, because they don’t take into account certain changes that have taken place on the ground, demographic changes that have taken place over the last 44 years. Remember that before 1967, Israel was all of 9 miles wide — half the width of the Washington Beltway. And these were not the boundaries of peace; they were the boundaries of repeated wars, because the attack on Israel was so attractive from them.

So we can’t go back to those indefensible lines, and we’re going to have to have a long-term military presence along the Jordan.

I discussed this with the president. I think that we understand that Israel has certain security requirements that will have to come into place in any deal that we make.

The second is — echoes something the president just said, and that is that Israel cannot negotiate with a Palestinian government that is backed by Hamas. Hamas, as the president said, is a terrorist organization, committed to Israel’s destruction. It’s fired thousands of rockets on our cities, on our children. It’s recently fired an antitank rocket at a — at a yellow school bus, killing a 16-year-old boy.

And Hamas has just attacked you, Mr. President, and the United States for ridding the world of Bin Laden. So Israel obviously cannot be asked to negotiate with a government that is backed by the Palestinian version of Al Qaeda.

I think President Abbas has a simple choice. He has to decide if he negotiates or keeps his pact with Hamas, or makes peace with Israel. And I — I can only express what I said to you just now: that I hope he makes the choice, the right choice, of choosing peace with Israel.

But a third reality is that the Palestinian refugee problem will have to be resolved in the context of a Palestinian state but certainly not in the borders of Israel. The Arab attack in 1948 on Israel resulted in two refugee problems, Palestinian refugee problem and Jewish refugees, roughly the same number, who were expelled from Arab lands. Now tiny Israel absorbed the Jewish refugees, but the vast Arab world refused to absorb the Palestinian refugees.

Now, 63 years later, the Palestinians come to us and they say to Israel: accept the grandchildren, really, and the great-grandchildren of these refugees, thereby wiping out Israel’s future as a Jewish state.

So that’s not going to happen. Everybody knows it’s not going to happen. And I think it’s time to tell the Palestinians forthrightly, it’s not going to happen.

The Palestinian refugee problem has to be resolved. It can be resolved. And it will be resolved if the Palestinians choose to do so in Palestinian state. That’s a real possibility. But it’s not going to be resolved within the Jewish state.

The president and I discussed all of these issues, and I think we may have differences here and there, but I think there is an overall direction that we wish to work together to pursue a real, genuine peace between Israel and its Palestinian neighbors, a peace that is defensible.

Mr. President, you are the — you are the leader of a great people, the American people. And I am the leader of a much smaller people. The…ancient nation of Israel. And you know, we’ve been around for almost 4,000 years. We have experienced struggle and suffering like no other people. We’ve gone through expulsions and pogroms and massacres and the murder of millions.

But I can say that even at the dearth of — even at the nadir of the valley of death, we never lost hope and we never lost our dream of re-establishing a sovereign state in our ancient homeland, the land of Israel. And now it falls on my shoulders as the prime minister of Israel at a time of extraordinary instability and uncertainty in the Middle East to work with you to fashion a peace that will ensure Israel’s security and will not jeopardize its survival.

I take this responsibility with pride but with great humility, because, as I told you in our conversation, we don’t have a lot of margin for error and because, Mr. President, history will not give the Jewish people another chance.

So, in the coming days and weeks and months, I intend to work with you to seek a peace that will address our security concerns, seek a genuine recognition that we wish from our Palestinian neighbors and give a better future for Israel and for the entire region. And I thank you for the opportunity to exchange our views and to work together for this common end.

Thank you, Mr. President.


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Rev. Manning Predicted Obama Would Betray Israel

On May 19, 2011, Barack Hussein Obama betrayed Israel.
Turning his back on long-standing US policy, Obama endorsed Palestinian demand for their own state based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Six-Day War. That means Israel must roll back its borders to pre-1967.
2½ years ago, on November 12, 2008, Rev. James David Manning predicted that would happen:
H/t Patriot Action Network.

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