Are the Temple Vessels Ready for Purim?
As Jews celebrate Purim on Wednesday evening (Thursday, in Jerusalem) it may be significant to consider the recent reappearance of many, if not all, of the Temple vessels that played a subtle yet significant role in the Purim story. Although the story of Purim takes place entirely in Persia and was not connected to any Temple rituals, the holiday is connected to the Temple and geulah (redemption) in several less obvious points. According to Jewish tradition, Persian King Ahasuerus served the feast described in the beginning of the Book of Esther on the sacred vessels of the Jewish Temple. Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, founder of the Temple Institute told Breaking Israel News that if the Jews today were given the opportunity to jumpstart the Temple service, it would require a mere four hours to do so.
Purim Supermoon: Countdown to Messiah
After reading the Book of Esther for the holiday of Purim on Wednesday evening, Jews leaving the synagogue will be greeted by the sight of a supermoon overhead, a phenomenon to which some rabbinic experts ascribe great import. The Purim supermoon will be the final in a series of three consecutive full-moon/ supermoons. The next appearance of supermoons will also be a triad, culminating on the night before Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year). Purim also coincides with the vernal (spring) equinox when the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north. On the equinox, the day and night are each about 12 hours in length everywhere on Earth.
Trump in 2020, Jesus in 2024
You’ve probably heard the term “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” I don’t think it’s the Trump style that brings on the shivers of TDS. Rather, what invokes the fear, hatred, loathing and the human distemper symptoms among his opponents is his substance, his tenacity and his worldview. Look at the Trump positions that drive his opponents to TDS: His skepticism of the climate-change hysteria; His full-throated opposition to socialism; His genuine love of America; His commitment to the need for national sovereignty; His genuine support of Israel.
Gandhi’s grandson has a message for Israel
Dr. Arun Gandhi followed in his grandfather’s footsteps by advocating the concept of “non-violence,” sometimes perhaps crossing the line of what is seemingly acceptable, by suggesting that Israelis talk too much about the Holocaust. He believes that focusing on the Holocaust prevents the Jewish people from moving forward and there are no cultures in the world worth sharing.
Jewish Author: Christians Face Danger in America
A New York Times bestselling author is warning that Christians are in real danger of persecution — in America. And this warning comes from a surprising source, a prominent secular Jew. David Horowitz argues in his new book “Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America,” that secularists and leftists want to turn the nation into a godless, heathen society where religion has absolutely no role.
Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano suffers largest eruption in years
Mexico’s active Popocatepetl volcano has exploded late Monday evening, sending ash and debris high into the air and several kilometers away from the crater. The 9:38 pm explosion of the active crater sent a 1.2km-high column of ash and fragments into the air,…
Intel’s next-gen supercomputer to usher in exascale era in 2021
The next generation of supercomputers has an official start date. Intel and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are teaming up to deliver the world’s first exascale supercomputer in 2021, giving a huge boost to many different fields of research. Named Aurora, the new system will be a thousand times more powerful than the petascale generation that began in 2008 and is still in wide use today. Aurora will boast a performance of one exaflop, which is equal to one quintillion floating point operations per second. That will make it the first exascale supercomputer in the United States, and unless another competitor emerges from the shadows in the next two years, it’s on track to be the first in the world.
Islamic State fighters pinned on Syrian riverbank, warplanes fly above
Warplanes flew near Baghouz in eastern Syria early on Wednesday..as the final remnants of the Islamic State group held a narrow strip of land along the Euphrates in a last-ditch defense of its dwindling territory. Defeat there would signal the end of the ultra-hardline Islamist movement’s control in eastern Syria, having held more than a third of Syria and Iraq at one point in 2014 as it sought to carve out a huge caliphate in the region.
Kuwait says U.S. Mideast peace plan should weigh regional considerations
Kuwait’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that a long-awaited US peace proposal for the Middle East should factor in regional considerations and all stakeholders. “We hope the plan will take into account the situation in the region and all the relevant parties,” Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah told a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a regional tour that will also take him to Israel and Lebanon.
EU delegation discusses intensification of antisemitism in Europe
Antisemitism is becoming an increasingly prominent issue in Europe. In the wake of a rise in the number of antisemitic incidents, especially in Europe, the problem was discussed by Ambassador Danny Danon and UN ambassadors from the European Union at a special meeting at the headquarters of the EU delegation to the UN.
Brazil gunmen shoot at convoy carrying nuclear fuel in Angra dos Reis
Gunmen have attacked a convoy of trucks carrying uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, police say. The convoy came under attack as it drove past a community controlled by drug traffickers in Angra dos Reis, a tourist city 145km (90 miles) from Rio. Police escorting the convoy responded and a shootout followed. No-one was injured or detained.
Weedkiller glyphosate a ‘substantial’ cancer factor
A US jury has found that one of the world’s most widely-used weedkillers was a “substantial factor” in causing a man’s cancer. Pharmaceutical group Bayer had strongly rejected claims that its glyphosate-based Roundup product was carcinogenic. But the jury in San Francisco ruled unanimously that it contributed to causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in California resident Edwin Hardeman.
Tracking tools found on EU government and health websites
Online tools which track user behaviour for advertisers have been found on a swathe of EU public health websites, including NHS and Gov.uk pages. These trackers could compromise sensitive data about people, according to researchers at data protection compliance service Cookiebot. The researchers also discovered trackers on 89% of EU government websites.
See the first supermoon on the spring equinox in 19 years
Assuming spring showers stay at bay, sky-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get to see a cosmic triple play on March 20, as a “super worm moon” lights up the vernal equinox. According to astronomy website EarthSky.org, a full moon has not landed this close to the first day of spring since the year 2000, and the two celestial events won’t happen less than a day apart again until 2030.
Physicist Marcelo Gleiser: ‘Science does not kill God’
The annual Templeton Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to “affirming life’s spiritual dimension,” was awarded Tuesday to Brazilian Marcelo Gleiser — a theoretical physicist dedicated to demonstrating science and religion are not enemies… An agnostic, he doesn’t believe in God — but refuses to write off the possibility of God’s existence completely.
Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks
Egypt’s top media regulator…put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security. The move is the latest step by the government…to suppress dissent. In recent years, Egypt has launched an unprecedented crackdown on reporters and the media, imprisoning dozens and occasionally expelling some foreign journalists.
Rare protests erupt against Hamas’ 12-year rule over Gaza
Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest the dire living conditions in the blockaded territory. With little tolerance for dissent, the Islamic militant group has responded with heavy-handed tactics. It has arrested dozens of protesters, beaten activists and violently suppressed attempts by local media to cover the unrest.
40 children sang ‘Jesus Loves Me’ as tornado ripped roof off church, all survived
Members of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in McCracken County, Kentucky, are thanking God after 40 preschoolers and 10 staff members escaped from their building unharmed after a tornado ripped the roof off their church.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor makes 1st of 2 landfalls as a dangerous cyclone in Australia
Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor made landfall on the Cape York Peninsula on Tuesday and is expected to plow westward into the Gulf of Carpentaria, threatening parts of the Northern Territory later this week.
Cyclone hit millions across Africa in record disaster
Full cost of last Thursday’s disaster still to emerge, death count could top 1,000; Red Cross: at least 400,000 people had been made homeless in central Mozambique alone; cyclone could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters recorded in the southern hemisphere
Pro-Israel voices silenced at the UN in disturbing video
UN Human Rights Council interrupts,cuts audio of speaker rebutting anti-Israel lies during debate on alleged Israeli ‘war crimes.’
Ontario Passes Law Allowing Gov’t to Seize Children From Parents Who Oppose Gender Transition
Canada’s Ontario province has passed legislation that allows the government to seize children from families that refuse to accept their child’s chosen “gender identity” or “gender expression.”
Forensic Science Has Finally Identified ‘Jack the Ripper’
Jack the Ripper, one of the most legendary serial killers in recorded history, has been identified — 131 years after he stalked the streets of London.
‘Muslim terrorists’ in New Mexico tied to Democrats
A federal grand jury in New Mexico has indicted five Muslims who allegedly trained children to carry out school massacres on terrorism-related offenses, conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping.
30 gravestones desecrated at Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts
Swastikas and anti-Semitic epithets were drawn on at least 30 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in southern Massachusetts. The vandalism at the Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts occurred over the weekend, police told local media.
State Dep’t: 800K to 2 Million Muslims Forced Into ‘Internment Camps’ in Communist China
The U.S. State Department, echoing reports by human rights groups and some news media, reported that between 800,000 and 2 million Muslims have been forced into “internment camps” in Communist China where they are reeducated “to erase religious and ethnic identities.” Many of the Muslims’ children are shipped off to orphanages by the authorities.
EXCLUSIVE: Google VP Stepped In After Employees Offended By Christian Video On Marriage
Google banned a video explaining Christian teaching on same-sex marriage from advertising on YouTube after backlash from upset employees, according to internal Google communications reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
FAIRLY UNBALANCED: As $71 Billion Dollar Disney Merger Deal Prepares To Finalize, Fox News Is Being Transformed Into A Progressive Liberal Platform
Over the past week, two key events took place that will tell you everything you need to know about what type of news outlet the new Fox station will be. First, Fox ordered that Conservative opinion show ‘Judge Jeanine‘ be dropped because she told the truth about Muslim congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar. The second thing that happened was the announcement that ultra-Liberal and former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile would be getting her own show. Welcome to the “new” Fox News. Ugh…
The Globalist’s Doomsday Weapon Designed to Bring Down America
There is an insidious plot to bring down America. Over the next several days, a series of articles and interviews are going to be released which will leave no doubt that there is a plot to bring down America and the main thrust of that plot is being financed in places like Humboldt County and it will be manifested through the CALEXIT movement in which major parts of California will become its own country and function as a protectorate under the United Nations.
Raging Pro-Abortion Activists Behind the Pulpits
How many church goers filling Sunday pews at the United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Episcopal Church, Unitarian Universalist Association, Christian Church (Disciple of Christ) and Unity Church realize that their pastors publicly stated their support of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood twice in the past two years?
ICE Deports 256,000 Illegal Aliens, Including 6,000 Gang Members From US
Sweeping raids across the United States has seen violent gang members apprehended by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, with more 256,000 illegal aliens deported in 2018 alone, according to reports.