Posts Tagged ‘temple mount’

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (UOJCA), also known as the Orthodox Union (OU) rebuked Israeli Rabbis for a letter sent to Kerry demanding America to cease & desist “peace efforts” interference in Israel or face the fury & judgement of the God of the universe!

This rebuke, challenging Torah / biblical authority enraged Israeli orthodox rabbis – understandably so.

Listen to the audio below, or download it here & here.


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Israel National Radio – Temple Talk – Vayakhel: Shabbat, Tabernacle&Jewish vs. Israeli Culture War


This should be a simple question. It should have a simple answer. Why all the permanent commotion about the fraction of a fraction of real estate – Jerusalem, in Israel. Israel is small. Yet, the nations burden themselves with Jerusalem. So then – is the following true?

On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it. (Zechariah 12:3 ESV)

Yes! It’s true and even the “powerful America” cannot lift this stone – cannot move it. Will they hurt themselves in the process of being burdened by this? Yes again – they probably already have. Even apart from, but also including 9/11, God’s blessing is departing from the federation that is the United States of America. The hope remains, ironically in disunity with the prevailing federal direction – by the White House, Obama etc.

The audio below is a discussion about the saddest day of the year for observant Jews – the day that they mourn the destruction of the second temple. Would you be surprised that Jews are routinely denied passage onto the Temple Mount while tourists & others go on undeterred & unquestioned. Amazing? I think so.

Who does Jerusalem belong to?!

Israel National Radio – Temple Talk – Mourning and Gladness in the Month of Av. Listen to full audio here.

Question to Orthodox Jewish leader: “How important is the Temple to Jews?”
Answer: “The Temple is like blood to the body… if only the world knew how important the Temple was…”.

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Israel National Radio, listen to full audio here.

Audio: Discussion of the authority by which the new Sanhedrin has been established & a challenge to rabbis that are not used to the concept. Some discussion on progress in the ‘recognized legal standing’ Sanhedrin – some measure of (secular) government recognition thus far. Also some comments on restarting the sacrificial system. See also the Korban Pesach (Passover Sacrifice) page from the main Sanhedrin website.

Note that the re-established Sanhedrin is very likely to have implications in terms of where we are in the prophetic timetable – in case you’re wondering what the relevance of this post is.

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