Posts Tagged ‘tisha b’av’

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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.