“And the many peoples shall go and say: ‘Come, Let us go up to the Mount of Hashem, To the House of the God of Yaakov; That He may instruct us in His ways, And that we may walk in His paths.’” Isaiah 2:3 (The Israel Bible™)
The Bible Study at the Knesset, February 20, 2018 (Credit: Yehoshua Halevi)
A revolution of Torah study is something that was promised in the Bible a long time ago, said Rabbi Tuly Weisz, speaking at the first-ever Schindler Society Knesset Bible Study.
Nearly 200 Jews and Christians gathered at the Knesset on Tuesday for the event, which was co-sponsored by the Knesset Caucus for the Encouragement of Bible Study and Israel365. Knesset Members Yehudah Glick (Likud), Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beiteinu) and Sharren Haskel (Likud) attended.
At the event, Weisz announced the upcoming publication of The Israel Bible hardcover edition, which will be published in honor of Israel Independence Day. The Israel Bible is the world’s first Tanakh, Hebrew Bible, to highlight the special relationship between the land and the people of Israel. Through traditional and contemporary Jewish sources, The Israel Bible seeks to present God’s eternal and unchanging love for the Promised Land and His Chosen People from biblical times until today.
Weisz taught Isaiah 2 from The Israel Bible, demonstrating that the Torah belongs to the Jewish people as well as the entire world.
“The Torah will bring Jews and non-Jews together and become the source of unity for all people,” said Weisz.
Haskel noted that history repeats itself and “we see how the Bible has repeated itself time after time, including the revival of the Hebrew language.” She was awed at being able to sit in the modern Knesset as well as to study from the ancient Book and witness how every verse in the Bible can be seen live in the Land of Israel today.
“The fact that we have this amazing miracle in this country and to be able to sit in this modern Knesset and with representatives of the Jewish people and study together this ancient Book that every single verse you can learn about – current things are happening still today.”
“We can see the Book turning into reality,” she said.
Ilatov said that what ties Jews and Christians together is the Bible because “the Bible is the foundation of our faith in one God.”
Ilatov spoke in Hebrew, noting that “the Book you are reading today is written in Hebrew. One day, everyone will speak Hebrew.”
Jim Garlow and Rosemary Schindler, founders of the Schindler Society, were unable to attend the event at the very last minute. However, they shared a video about their decision to launch Bible study in the Knesset.
The Schindler Society, a US-based Christian group, has introduced ongoing Bible study in the US Congress and the United Nations.
“The reason we love the Jewish people is not because of some hidden agenda. We stand with Israel because God promises to bless us if we do and since it is His plan to bring the Jews back to their homeland, we are to support God’s wonderful plan,” said Garlow. “The Christians are there to listen, not lead. We come as learners.”
Clila Bau-Cohen, the daughter of Joseph Bau, one of the Holocaust survivors who was saved by Oscar Schindler, represented the Garlows. She said that back in the 1950s, her father prophesized that all the nations will come to Israel and to Jerusalem to learn Torah.
“My father used to say that the most important chapter in the Bible is Isaiah 2,” Bau-Cohen said. “And this is what we are learning here. This is so exciting for me.”
Rabbi Weisz said that through the Schindler Society’s sponsorship of Bible Study at the Knesset, “we are indeed witnessing a historical turning point: ‘All the nations shall gaze on it with joy [and] out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.’”
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Protesters rally against Turkey’s attacks on Kurds and others in Afrin, at the White House on January 26, 2018. (Shutterstock)
Armed Syrian militias allied with Turkey have reportedly been demanding that Kurdish Christians in Afrin province convert to Islam or face execution. In a video circulated by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a militia fighter described the Kurds as “infidels” and offered them a choice between converting to Islam or facing decapitation.
“By Allah, if you repent and come back to Allah, then know that you are our brothers,” said the man. “But if you refuse, then we see.”
Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda made the following observation during a recent speech: “Having faced for 1,400 years the slow-motion genocide that began long before the ongoing ISIS genocide today, the time for excusing this inhuman behavior and its causes is long since passed.”
That Muslims have cleansed non-Muslim peoples by the sword since the seventh century to the present is of course factually well-documented. But what of the more subtle “slow-motion genocide”? How does that work? The answer is connected to another question: Why did so many non-Muslims become Muslim in the first place?
Many modern day Muslims and Western apologists claim that the ancestors of today’s 1.5 billion Muslims converted to Islam due to its intrinsic appeal; that the modern day coercion and persecution committed by the Islamic State and others is an aberration.
Conversely, many Muslim and non-Muslim historical records make clear that most people embraced Islam, not out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasons—from converting in order to enjoy the boons of being on the “winning team” to converting in order to evade the dooms of being on the “losing team.”
A high-ranking defense official revealed to the Senate on Tuesday that Iran has fully incorporated a Russian long-range anti-aircraft missile system into its military, seriously upgrading its ability to threaten the US and Israeli military interests in the region. But the general’s report failed to take into account divine intervention which has plagued the system in the past.
Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr., Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday about Iran’s “generational improvement in capabilities,” according to Bloomberg News.
Despite evidence of a serious deterioration in relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel, one researcher contends that Israeli Arabs continue to show a strong link to a Jewish and democratic Israel.
Israeli Arabs protest the initial approval of a bill to enforce lowering the volume on loudspeakers broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer, Kabul, Israel, March 11, 2017.
In Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s school of morality and politics, accepting a bribe is no reason to unseat an elected premier, nor is a hostile takeover of the country’s media. He insists that a prime minister should not be replaced because of criminal indictments or guilty verdicts. According to Netanyahu, a prime minister can only be “replaced at the ballot box,” although what he means is that a prime minister can only be “replaced by Jews at the ballot box.”
March 17 marks two years since his horrible election-day video warning — “Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls” — and calling on Jews to turn out en masse. It’s hard to know how many votes he picked up for the Likud with this alarmist message, but the damage he caused to relations between Jews and Arabs is discernible.
The Palestinian security forces in Gaza are just as tough as the Israelis on the youths who try to cross the border looking for work.
Two Palestinian teenagers look at the rubble of destroyed buildings, Gaza City, Gaza, June 10, 2015.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — More Gazans are seeking to flee to Israel in search of jobs in light of the high unemployment rate and the worsening economic conditions in the coastal enclave. On Feb. 16, Palestinian security forces stopped three young Gazans from crossing into Israel through the southern Gaza Strip. Four young men were also arrested Feb. 13 and interrogated by the Ministry of the Interior.
Despite a warning from the security apparatus in Gaza back in August that any Palestinian who attempts to cross over into Israel would be arrested and imprisoned, they keep trying.
Israeli concerns are also growing about the attempts by Gazans to sneak into its territory. The Israel Defense Forces arrested four young men attempting to cross into Israel Feb. 1 and another Feb. 2.
A visit to Morocco shows that the claim
of Palestinians to a “right of return” has little historic, moral or legal basis.
Jews lived in Morocco for centuries before Islam came to Casablanca, Fez, and Marrakesh. The Jews, along with the Berbers, were the backbone of the economy and culture. Now their historic presence can be seen primarily in the hundreds of Jewish cemeteries and abandoned synagogues that are omnipresent in cities and towns throughout the Maghreb.
The Arab press has evinced an inordinate interest in the future of Binyamin Netanyahu over the past few weeks, due to the various ongoing investigations against him and against several people who held key positions in his entourage. Arab interest is motivated by hopes for the prime minister’s downfall and a resulting disintegration of Israel’s Rightist camp, leading to the Left’s assuming the leadership of the Jewish State. The Left, after all, has proven time and time again that it is willing to pay a higher price than Netanyahu for a piece of paper on which the word “peace” appears.
AIPAC’s mission to cultivate and maintain bipartisan support for Israel in the United States is an important mission. Unfortunately, the messages AIPAC’s leaders delivered during the organization’s annual policy convention this week in Washington indicate that they are at a loss for how to achieve their mission in the contentious political environment now prevalent in the post- Obama America.
You’ve undoubtedly heard that Jerusalem represents the third holiest city in Islam.
That is provably untrue.
Or, perhaps you’ve read in Wikipedia or heard on CNN that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest place of worship in Islam.
That, too, is a provable lie.
Or, maybe you heard about the vote by UNESCO in 2016 that denied any Israeli connection to the Temple Mount, referring it only by the Islamic name, “Haram al-Sharif.”
After weeks of outrage at the close ties between top Democrats and Louis Farrakhan, the leader of an anti-Semitic hate group, the media finally condemned anti-Semitism by a top political official.
President Trump and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney had referred to outgoing NEC Director Gary Cohn as a “globalist.” And “globalist,” according to Think Progress, the Huffington Post, Salon, and Vox, is an “anti-Semitic slur.” Those are the same media outlets that had no problem using “globalist” as a slur when targeting Trump. HuffPo had published a piece tarring him as “Trump: The Globalist Plutocrat” and Vox had described Trump going to Davos, “the world’s biggest party for globalist elites.”