“…Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever,
THE LAWKEEPERS’ MONTHLY JOURNAL
(ABRIDGED BUT STILL EXALTS THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL!)
<> MARCH 2014 <>
<>New Moon Watch: MARCH 1,2,3. 2014<>
<>The TWELTH MONTH of the Hebrew Calendar<>
(Please know that we do not determine each New Hebrew Year with the sighting of barley, hence, the reason our Calendar Months are different than others. We use the Lighted “Sign” in the Heavens, as Commanded in Genesis.)
May Our Most Merciful GOD
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel
Continue to open the eyes of the "Dry Bones"
In preparation for our RETURN to our heritage
To serve and worship HIM in ways, whereby,
HE will finally be pleased with HIS Covenant People!
(Ezekiel 37th Chapter)
Lights from Jerusalem with a message for the world!
"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,
and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."
OUR GOD BLESS US
AND REMEMBER HIS COVENANT WITH
ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB!
“I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt,
to be your God:
I am the LORD your God.”
“Can a woman forget her sucking child,
that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?
yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands;
“…thy walls are continually before me. Thy children shall make haste;
thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.”
Isaiah 49:15 – 17
“Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles,
and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms,
and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.”
<>ALL MONTHLY EDITIONS ARE A TRIBUTE<>
<>THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL<>
<>TAKING BACK HIS UNIVERSE<>
<>MANIFESTING THE SECOND GREAT EXODUS<>
<>THE SEED OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL<>
<><><><>HIS HOLY NAME’S SAKE<><><><>
LORD GOD of ISRAEL,
"I will declare thy name unto my brethren:
in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob,
glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel."
“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say,
The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led
the seed of the house of Israel
out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them;
and they shall dwell in their own land.”
<> And God said moreover unto Moses, <>
Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,
the LORD God of your fathers,
<>the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,<>
hath sent me unto you:
<>this is my name for ever,<>
<>and this is my memorial unto all generations. <>
“Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake,
which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.
And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen,
which ye have profaned in the midst of them;
and the heathen shall know
that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD,
when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.”
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again
the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left,
from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush,
and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from
the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations,
and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together
the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
“They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat:
for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect
shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain,
nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord,
and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call,
I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”
Isaiah 65:22 - 24
“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said,
The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north,
and from all the lands whither he had driven them:
and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.”
THE LAWKEEPERS JOURNAL WAS ESTABLISHED
FOR THE RECOGNITION, EXALTATION, AND PRAISE
OF THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB
AND HIS EVERLASTING BOOK OF THE LAW;
PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT MESSIANICS!
“Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
and thy law is the truth. Thou art near, O LORD;
and all thy commandments are truth Concerning thy testimonies,
I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
Thy word is true from the beginning:
and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.”
“Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger,
as for one of your own country:
for I am the LORD your God.”
(Leviticus 25:35 and Ezekiel 47:22)
“For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them,
as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments
so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?”
“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,
and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”
“The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake;
he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.”
“Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments,
which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might
do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God,
to keep all his statutes and his commandments,
which I command thee, thou, and thy sons and thy son’s son,
all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
Hear therefore, Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee,
and that ye may increase mightily,
as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee,
in the land that floweth with milk and honey.”
Deuteronomy 6:1 – 3
“O Earth, Earth, Earth,
HEAR the WORD of the LORD.”
EXALTATIONS FOR THE MOST HIGH GOD THAT CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH:
“Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.
Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.
Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding,
and I shall live.
I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord:
I will keep thy statutes.”
Psalm 119:135 - 145
"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,
and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAWKEEPERS, CO.:
ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,
ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB
PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME
FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:
Everybody knows that the people in Israel today are not of the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel. The people currently occupying our land bear none of the biblical markers of the House of Israel. The scriptures clearly say that we would be cast out of the land that was promised as we are today. Our way home is also included in the scriptures……….Love and Obey the MOST HIGH YIHOVAH!!!!
The following article was taken from the website “thebilzerianreport”:
Dov Lior, a popular chief rabbi in Israel, recently called Obama a Kushi, which is Israel’s equivalent to nig*er. Most Americans are completely unaware of the general contempt that many Jewish people have towards blacks, as Max Blumenthal found out when he interviewed dozens of young people in Israel who reiterated the Rabbi’s sentiments about Obama. Blumenthal’s video titled Feeling the Hate in Israel was removed from YouTube, Vimeo, and the Huffington Post shortly after going viral.
In order to understand the nature of this hatred we need to understand the historical context, which dates back hundreds of years. Although Jews were just a tiny percentage of the European population, they dominated the African slave trade. Jewish historians were so proud of this accomplishment that they bragged endlessly about their involvement and dominance of the industry in their historical texts. In Jews and Judaism in the United States: A Documentary History, prominent Jewish Historian Marc Raphael wrote “Jewish merchants played a major role in the slave trade. In fact, in all the American colonies, whether French, British, or Dutch, Jewish merchants frequently dominated. This was no less true on the North American mainland, where during the eighteenth century Jews participated in the triangular slave trade that brought slaves from Africa to the West Indies and there exchanged them for molasses….”
Jewish historical records show that Jewish involvement in the North American slave trade was so dominant that slave posts were frequently closed on Jewish holidays. Arnold Wiznitzer, a Jewish historian, wrote, “the buyers who appeared at the auctions were almost always Jews, and because of their lack of competitors they could buy slaves at low prices. If it happened that the date of such an auction fell on a Jewish holiday the auction had to be postponed”. In The United States Jewry 1776-1985 Jacob Marcus wrote, “all through the eighteenth century, into the early nineteenth century, Jews in the North were to own black servants. In 1820 over 75% of all Jewish families in Charleston, Richmond, and Savannah owned slaves. Almost 40% of all Jewish householders in the United States owned one slave or more.” In the South, which had a much higher ratio of slave ownership than the North, only 5% of white people owned slaves.
White Europeans would have ended the morally corrupt practice of slavery in North America much sooner if it weren’t for powerful Jewish businessmen lobbying to keep their profitable industry alive. As Rabbi and historian, Bertram Korn said, “many Southern Jews believed slavery to be indispensable to their happiness and security. “The road to social and economic advancement and acceptance [for the Jews] was made easier by the institution of slavery.”
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan discovered these facts and published the book: The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, which quotes Jewish historical records such as the aforementioned to prove the case. The Anti-Defamation League, mainstream media, and many other Jewish American organizations slandered Farrakhan for publishing the book, even calling him anti-Semitic for merely assembling a collection of Jewish historical records.
This racism has not abated in recent times unfortunately. For example, when black African Jews returned to Israel in 1969 under the Right of Return Act, the government ruled that they were not real Jews and therefore did not qualify for citizenship or any legal status. The black Hebrews were also denied state benefits and work permits. It wasn’t until 2003 that black Hebrews were granted permanent residency, but not the automatic citizenship granted to all other races returning on the exact same provision. If it wasn’t for a group of Americans who shamed the Israeli government into granting black African Jews some legal status, they would probably never have received it. To this day black Jews are still not accepted by the Jewish community in Israel. Racial slurs, insults, and discrimination in housing rentals are commonplace. This treatment has reached such an unbearable level that Ethiopan Jews have taken to the streets to protest. In response, Sofa Landver, the Israeli Immigrant Absorption Minister, smugly replied that they should be grateful for all that Israel has done for them. This is reminiscent of white supremacist rhetoric in the America, which claims that Africans should be grateful their ancestors were brought to America. Israel was clearly created under the premise of future safety for all Jews, not just white European Jews. Therefore, black African Jews should have the same rights and entitlements to Israel as any other Jews.
The Israeli government has even been caught attempting to sterilize Ehtiopan Jews by giving them the controversial birth control, Depo-Provera, without warning them of the potential side effects. Ethiopian Jews are less than 1% of Israel’s population, but yet account for 60% of the women on Depo-Provera. The side effects are quite severe, including pain in the hands and back, heavy bleeding, and in some cases permanent sterilization. Around 10% of the women taking this drug develop substantial side effects. In 2004, the FDA warned against the dangers of the drugs. Unfortunately, many Ethiopan Jews fear being deported if they speak up about these types of human rights abuses.
In an effort to “preserve the Jewish character of the country,” Israel now plans on deporting immigrant workers and their children; even in cases where the children were born in Israel, speak Hebrew, and have spent their entire lives as Israeli residents. In 2012, massive riots broke out in Israel protesting the presence of African refugees. The crime rates of African refugees were half the rate of the Jewish population in Israel, yet the local population claimed to live in fear of the black immigrants. A member of the Jewish Knesset (Parliament) name Miri Regev said that the Africans are “a cancer in the body.” The Jewish Interior Minister said Israel, “belongs to the white man.” A survey of Jewish Israelis by the Israeli Democracy Institute found that a majority of Israelis agreed with Mr. Regev, and 33% supported anti-African violence against the refugees.
Israeli racism is so great that when the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) took a poll in 2007 they found that 66% of Israeli teens believe Arabs are less intelligent, uncultured, and violent. Fifty percent of the Israelis taking the poll said they would not share an apartment with an Arab, befriend an Arab or let their kids befriend Arabs, or even let Arabs into their homes. A poll taken by the ACRI in 2008 found that these trends were increasing. Another poll taken in 2007 by the Center Against Racism found that 75% of Israeli Jews did not approve of Jews living in the same apartment buildings as Arabs, and that more than 50% of Jews would not have an Arab boss and thought that marrying an Arab was tantamount to national treason. Fifty percent of Israelis also thought Arabs should not be allowed in the same entertainment sites and 40% wanted Arab’s voting rights rescinded. Yuval Diskin, the former head of the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet), recently admitted that Israel has become “more and more racist.”
Now imagine how much higher those percentages would have been if they were asked about black people. In Israel, it is against the law for a gentile to marry a Jew, which is presumably directed at preventing black immigrants and Arabs from marrying white Jews. Amnesty International has condemned their marriage policy as discriminatory.
Sheldon Adelson’s newspaper, Israel Hayom, recently published a column which stated, “It is not uncommon to see 13 or 14-year-old girls dating members of ethnic minorities…. You see them sitting together on street benches and out on the town. Dating a member of an ethnic minority no longer carries a stigma. They come along with money, a car, buying her things that her parents can’t give her, spoiling her. There are a million stories like this around here. ”There are enough statistics on exploitation, seduction and coercion of young girls, but when it comes to ‘members of ethnic minorities’ – shhh! Don’t awaken the beast, or you might be considered a racist. The words ‘danger of assimilation’ are also kept out of our clean and enlightened lexicon.”
In a 2012 ynet article, a Jewish journalist claimed that she spent 15 of the most terrifying minutes of her life because lots of African refugees were around. She said that Tel Aviv was turning into the Harlem of the 80′s, and therefore black people should be deported from Israel.
In 2010, the leader of the Sephardic community and founder of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, stated that the sole purpose of non-Jews was to serve Jews. He also said in a television interview that “gentiles need to die…goyim have no place in this world.” Many of the top Israeli Rabbis issued a religious edict saying, “a thousand non-Jewish lives are not worth a Jew’s fingernail.”
Even though Israel takes a great deal of money from US in terms of direct foreign aid, “scrapped” military equipment that is really worth billions, one-sided contracts, and even charitable donations from Jews and Christians, according to Official Direct Assistance (ODA) Israel is one of the stingiest developed countries in the world. Israel is one of the richest countries on the planet with more than 10,000 millionaires, but gives nearly 10 times less than the world average and gives the 4th least of any developed nation per capita, only barely beating out much poorer countries like Poland, Hungary, and Turkey. So while Israel took in $3 billion from America in direct aid and tens of billions in the other aid measures mentioned above, they only gave $141 million in foreign aid to nations in need of assistance in 2010. While Bill Gates and Warren Buffet were pledging billions to Africa, the 40% of American billionaires who are Jewish, focused their charitable contributions on Jewish causes, which arguably need the money the least.
Unfortunately, Jewish Americans seem to have mimicked their Israeli counterparts’ prejudice. In 1993, San Francisco newspapers broke a story that the Jewish Anti-Defamation League, which has close ties to Israel, was supporting the South African apartheid by paying police officers for confidential information, illegally wire-tapping phones, and even dumpster diving to acquire private information on anti-apartheid activists. The Anti-Defamation League later sold the information to the South African government.
The American media, which is predominately controlled by Jewish Americans (see this article for the names, pictures and titles, to prove this fact), spends a ridiculous amount of airtime focusing on racial strife in America in order to cause a divide between blacks and whites. The truth of the matter is that there is very little inequality between whites and blacks when Jewish people are subtracted from the white column. Although Jewish people represent only 2% of the American population, they comprise 33% of the Supreme Court, 12-35% of the Ivy League student population and nearly 80% of the top administrative positions, 64% of the Federal Reserve including the top two spots, 13% of the Senate, 6.5% of the House of Representatives, and the top positions of the IRS and SEC. In addition, 10.25% of America’s millionaires, 36% of America’s billionaires, and 45% of Forbes’ 40 richest Americans are Jewish. Given these figures, it is statistically impossible for white gentiles to be over-represented in many of these positions. What is really taking place is that Jewish tribalism and nepotism keeps black people from positions of power and influence, but uses their media to blame the inequality on white racism.
The American media also spends vast amounts of airtime on Israel and Middle East, but little to no airtime on Africa, even though America has just as much strategic and humanitarian interest in the continent. America gets more oil from Nigeria than Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, and Iran combined. The media has fooled the American people into believing that they get their oil from the Middle East so they continually intercede on Israel’s behalf. The reality is that America produces half of its own oil and gets the vast majority of the rest from Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Nigeria. And given the history, Americans certainly owe much more to Africa than to Israel and the greater Middle East. Miraculously the Jewish controlled media ignored the Rwandan genocide, which killed nearly one million Africans; most likely because they didn’t care about the black people they once enslaved and didn’t want to take away from the sympathy of the Jewish holocaust. There are dozens of Jewish lobbies in America that have secured vast aid to the Middle East, but there are no Jewish lobbies for black African countries.
Even to this day the Jewish community is yet to apologize or acknowledge any role in the African slave trade. In fact, they even deny it, and crucify anyone who discusses it, which is similar one would think to holocaust denial. The denial of Jewish involvement in the slave trade, considering all the Jewish documentation, is equally as preposterous as denying the Jewish holocaust.
Update: In 2012, Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai deported hundreds of black families from Israel to Sudan for not being Jewish, despite universal opposition from human rights groups. Many of the deported children had been born and raised in Israel and spoke fluent Hebrew. The Israeli government decided not to ship the deportees’ belongings with them back to Sudan, and instead left the refugees’ possessions to sit around in a warehouse for months while Israeli immigration officials were reported to have stolen what few valuable possessions were contained within. A week after the deportation, many of the refugee children began to die due to disease, in large part because their medicine was held back with their luggage in Israel.
Posted by Alcibiades Bilzerian February 18, 2012 at 12:16 am
The closing scripture:
For thus saith the Lord of hosts;
After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you:
for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
“Ye that fear the Lord, praise him;
all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
neither hath he hid his face from him;
but when he cried unto him, he heard.
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord:
and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.”
May ELOHIM have mercy upon the whole House of YISRAEL and deliver all of us into HIS Land.
For the kingdom [is] the LORD'S: and he [is] the governor among the nations.
Love GOD, Yisrael !!!!
ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,
ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB
PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME
FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:
HalleluYah!! HalleluYah!! HalleluYah!!
Rosh Chodesh Shalom to All!
Yehudah ben Yacob,
The LawKeepers, Co.
"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,
and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."
THE TORAH READINGS FOR THE NEW MOON,
AND GOD’s SEVENTH DAY SABBATHS
DURING THE MONTH OF
(Corresponding with the TWELTH MONTH of our Hebrew Calendar)
ARE AS FOLLOWS:
(If some of the Sabbath Readings are too lengthy for one day, then pace yourself,
and consider reading the TORAH Readings on the Sabbath
and the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures listed throughout the week.
GOD’s LAW is our LIFE, and the added information is our Biblical History,
ALL of which we should know for our wisdom and our understanding!)
NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH:
FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH:
March 1,2,3, 2014
"…and thou shalt know that I am the
LORD: for they shall not be ashamed
That wait for me." Isaiah 49:23
Genesis 1:14 - 19
Exodus 10:1 - 3
Numbers 28:11 – 15
I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29
Psalm 81:1 – 10
Exodus 10:1 – 3
Exodus Chapter 2 - 4
Genesis 17:1 – 19
I Samuel 12:8
II Samuel 6:1 – 8
I Chronicles 15:1,2
Nehemiah 9:6 - 31
Jeremiah 31:31 – 36
II Kings 14:21 - 27
II Chronicles 20:5 - 30
II Chronicles 33:9 - 20
Nehemiah 1st Chapter
Psalm 88th Chapter
Isaiah 30:18 - 26
Isaiah 48:8 - 22
Isaiah 63:4 - 19
Jeremiah 16:9 – 21
Exodus 24th Chapter
Psalm 19th Chapter
Psalm 130th Chapter
Leviticus 10:8 - 11
Deuteronomy 4:1 - 40
Ezekiel 20th Chapter
Jeremiah 32:15 - 44
Psalm 119:25 – 40
"Yet I am the LORD thy God from
the land of Egypt, and thou shalt
know no god but me: for there is
no saviour beside me." Hosea 13:4
“And I will feed them that oppress
thee with their own flesh; and they
shall be drunken with their own
blood, as with sweet wine: and all
flesh shall know that I the LORD am
thy Savior and thy Redeemer,
the mighty One of Jacob.”
SHABBOT READINGS - 3/8/14
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Exodus Chapter 5 and 6
Genesis 15:1 – 18
Genesis 17:1 - 14
Exodus 21:1 - 11
II Kings 18th Chapter
II Kings 19:1 – 7
II Kings 19:32 - 37
Deuteronomy 4:12 – 20
Isaiah 35th Chapter
Isaiah 8:13 - 20
Ezekiel 11:16 - 21
Ezekiel 34th Chapter
Jeremiah 30th Chapter
Psalm 9th Chapter
Psalm 83rd Chapter
SHABBOT READINGS - 3/15/14
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Exodus 7th and 8th Chapters
Jeremiah 1:1 - 10
Deuteronomy 32:7 – 15
Isaiah 11th Chapter
Isaiah 14:1 – 7
Isaiah 42:1 – 9
Isaiah 44:21 – 28
I Samuel 3:19
Isaiah 45:11 - 25
Isaiah 49:22 – 26
Isaiah 56:6 - 8
Isaiah 58th Chapter
Psalm 36th Chapter
Psalm 121st Chapter
Joshua 22:1 - 9
Joshua 24:1 – 27
I Chronicles 28:1 - 10
II Chronicles 30th Chapter
II Chronicles 34:29 – 33
II Chronicles 35:1 - 19
Ezekiel 20:33 - 44
Isaiah 37:18 – 20
Psalm 100th Chapter
SHABBOT READINGS – 3/22/14
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 – 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Exodus Chapter 9
II Samuel 7th Chapter
I Kings 18:30 - 39
I Chronicles 17:20 - 27
Isaiah 43:1 - 21
Isaiah 45:4 - 8
Isaiah 46:9 - 13
Psalm 50:1 - 6
Isaiah 50:1 – 3
Jeremiah 10th Chapter
Jeremiah 25:4 - 7
Malachi 1:1 – 11
Psalm 57th Chapter
SHABBOT READINGS – 3/29/14
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Exodus Chapters 10 and 11
II Samuel 22nd Chapter
I Chronicles 16:8 - 36
Ezekiel 20:40 - 44
Ezekiel 36th Chapter
Ezekiel 37:21 - 28
Ezekiel 39:21 – 29
Isaiah 49:22 – 26
Jeremiah 30:22 - 24
Jeremiah 31:1 - 17
Jeremiah 50:1 – 20
I Kings 8:22 – 53
Zechariah 2nd Chapter
Psalm 6th Chapter
Watch for the NEXT NEW MOON CRESCENT "SIGHTING"
HEBREW “NEW YEAR”
THE NEXT NEW MOON WATCH:
<><><> MARCH 30,31, and APRIL 1, 2014 <><><>
TAKE NOTICE OF GOD’s WORD,
HIS LAW, AND HIS SALVATION
TAKE NOTICE OF THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL
FOR HE IS OUR ONLY HELP!
Reason being, we have been lied to…EXTENSIVELY!
“There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun,
who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:
and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
Israel then shall dwell in safety alone:
the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine;
also his heavens shall drop down dew.
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee,
O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help,
and who is the sword of thy excellency!
and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee;
and thou shalt tread upon their high places.”
Deuteronomy 33:26 - 29
The religion of most Europeans is Christianity, and it is to their god that many if not all Blacks and destitute pray and hold dear in their hearts. What is wrong with descendants of Slaves? This man-god, JC, did nothing to end the cruel acts of the Slavers who are responsible for the extinction of certain Native Americans tribes and for centuries of hard, cruel labor in a heinous Slave Trade around the globe. And this so-called “Saviour” of the Slavers whom Blacks and other minorities throughout the world revere and worship unto this day still has no mercy on them. Thus, calling Christianity the White man’s religion seems quite appropriate, as it has worked well for him in keeping Blacks in the dark, in their place, and in subjugation - for unto this day Blacks are adamant about belief in this White-blue-eyed man-god that is proved to be nothing more than a legend and a poor example for any kind of a “Saviour of the world”.
Listen to reason and do the RESEARCH! There is no Truth to this White man’s religion – only lies, deception, and endless despair and misery for all who worship this man-god that has done nothing to end the troubles of the oppressed and downtrodden in this world.
Christianity speaks of a so-called “Second Coming” of JC, and for what, since this “First Coming” has been every bit pathetically void of saving anyone! But what does the CREATOR GOD have to say about this JC-“Son of God”? Nothing, absolutely NOTHING! There is nothing in GOD’s WORD to even suggest anything resembling this Christian scenario. As a matter of fact, when the CREATOR GOD said to “Cleave” to HIM and to “Swear” by HIS Name that pretty much scratches JC from the board. And if that doesn’t, then what GOD said about HIS being the ONLY SAVIOR and that there is NONE ELSE most certainly reveals and seals the GOD’s TRUTH, and making up stuff cannot change HIS WORD or HIS LAW or the fact that it will be GOD’s LAW that will prevail and that it will be GOD’s Prophet Elijah who will return – NOT JC.
“…I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts...” Malachi 3:6,7
“Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:” Malachi 4:4,5
GOD has said what all HE will do, and HE does not lie! GOD will also gather and SAVE – not JC, as the “New Testament” leads the world to believe. The same GOD that scattered the Children of Israel will gather them.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.” Isaiah 10:20 – 22
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” Isaiah 11:11,12
“I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them. And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the avior of Egypt shall depart away. And I will strengthen them in the Lord; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the Lord.” Zechariah 10:10 – 12
“At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers. But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? And I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.” Jeremiah 3:17 – 19
“The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord.” Zephaniah 3:15 – 20
“This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.”
“…Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation…”
If a religion does not represent Divine Righteousness, i.e., specify a TRUE GOD and ONE of Marvelous WORKS, POWER, and OMNIPOTENCE, then, that is not a spirituality designed by the CREATOR GOD.
If a religion does not emulate goodness does not manifest positive attributes, and does not acknowledge a GOD that is a SAVIOR and that JUDGES and CONDEMNS the wicked, then what good is it? It is no more than a scam that perpetuates all manner of evils, for within is no FEAR of the CREATOR GOD and no desire to do HIS WILL! These are the traits of Christianity; nevertheless, Blacks cannot get enough of worshipping this man-god even though it has failed them time and time again!
The Ghanaians turned to the man-god of their captors and so also did most of all the other Blacks who live in Africa – the continent that was divided among Slavers. Descendants of Slaves, in the lands of Slavers, whoop and holler every week in their Sunday-go-to-meetin’ clothes to sing and shout about a man-god they know nothing at all about, except that he turned his head at the pain and suffering the Slaves endured in the fields of the plantations and in the “Big House” where there was no end to the torment and humiliation they faced on a daily basis.
Remember Trayvon Martin? Trayvon Martin was murdered, and the United States rocked with people who were incensed with anger until an investigation was in place. The news about Martin was all over the world, and his was not the first incident of this kind and won’t be the last. As a matter of fact since Martin’s death there have been numerous reports of Blacks being murdered by Whites and even by the police. The latest White to take the stand for murdering a Black teenager was Michael David Dunn. He shot Jordan Davis while he sat in his car listening to music. When will it all stop?
Black people, it won’t stop until descendants of Slaves come together and make the decision to fight for our human rights for justice for the heinous Slave Trade, so that we may build a real life for ourselves and for our children elsewhere while we are still alive! Racist Whites and racist police could not give a hoot for Black lives, and their disdain for people of color and beatings and murder of Blacks prove it.
WHY MUST BLACKS BE SO COMPLACENT? WHY WON’T WE SPEAK OUT LIKE OTHER GROUPS? AND WHY MUST WE RELY ON THE WHITE MAN’S FUTILE AND FRUITLESS RELIGION? CHRISTIANITY HAS BEEN A TROJAN HORSE FOR BLACKS THAT HAS SERVED THE WHITE MAN WELL TO PROLONG THE DEMISE AND CONFUSION OF BLACK PEOPLES!
Among Blacks, we have some of the most talented and intelligent people in the world and in every field, including attorneys at law. So, why haven’t Black lawyers consulted with Black Studies professors and Congressmen who know the constitution and who know the history of our enslavement and mobilized and organized demonstrations all over this country in order to get the same attention and results given the Martin and Davis murder cases? After all, our forebears were also murdered, maltreated, termed chattel, bred like animals, inhumanely horded like animals, and were helpless to do anything about it. For all this we deserve Reparations and our human right to FREEDOM out of this captivity.
Consider what makes sense. Consider what descendants of Slaves must do together to end the White Man’s Rule and control over us. It is time for our voices to be heard in self- determination matters in order that our children may be educated appropriately and not labeled “slow learners”, as happens in this White Man’s educational system. Moreover, it is common knowledge that 82% of US schools are failing, and that as you know, the children in the millions left behind are Blacks who, as a result, drop out of school and turn to the streets. We all know what that means. And it is exactly the plan of the powers-that-be, and it has been the plan since 1865.
We owe it to our children and grandchildren to give them a better society, a better culture, a better educational system, and a better environment and way of life and at least a reason to hope. Who knows what’s best for our children better than we do? The powers-that-be have had centuries to get their house in order, but they have failed on a large scale to be what they claim is the “Greatest Nation on Earth”. And sadly Blacks believe this lie. It only takes a trip in any one of the Ghettoes in America to see that this country is not the “Greatest Nation on Earth” for Black Peoples; perhaps the proper title should be “The Most Racist and Corrupt Nation on Earth”.
Moreover, Blacks must find a GOD that can SAVE and one with compassion for the Black Plight that the Christian man-god, JC, does not address; no doubt because he does not exist.
Like the Children of Israel who were in Egyptian bondage, Blacks today are also in captivity but in one that is so much worse than the Egyptian House of Bondage. Like the Children of Israel, we need the CREATOR GOD to Deliver us, as well. And like the Children of Israel, we must let this CREATOR GOD hear our prayers and cries, as well, so that we might get HIS attention also. Isn’t it at least worth a try; what have we got to lose, as neither the White Man nor his Christianity does anything for Blacks.
“And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.” Exodus 2:23,24
“And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the Lord: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.” Judges 10:16
“Thou art the Lord the God… And didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red sea; And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as it is this day.” Nehemiah 9:7 - 10
It was the GOD of Israel (the GOD the White Man and his Christianity has shoved under the rug, so that people would not be able to know HIM, much less call upon HIM) that came to the aid of a “multitude” of Israelites, Egyptians, and even other peoples. That was not the only time the CREATOR GOD saved the Children of Israel out of the hands of their enemies, but multiple times, they called upon the CREATOR, and HE proved HIMSELF to be a Merciful GOD with a track record to prove it.
“We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.” Psalm 44:1 – 3
“If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god; Shall not God search this out? For he knoweth the secrets of the heart. Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.” Psalm 44:20 – 22
Some would argue, but Blacks are not Israelites! And they would be dead wrong! Not all Blacks are Israelites. Nevertheless, the Biblical Israelites were indeed Black, and we have the Hebrew Scriptures to prove it. Not many deny that the Ancient Egyptians were Black. Well, consider these incidents: GOD’s Prophet Moses was mistaken for an Egyptian and so also were the Israelites who went into Canaan to bury Jacob, one of the three Patriarchs of the Children of Israel.
“And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again. And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear. And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen. And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company. And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days. And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan.” Genesis 50:4 – 11
“And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow? And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known. Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day? And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.” Exodus 2:11 - 19
Moreover, when one reads Leviticus 26th and Deuteronomy 28th Chapters, it is clear that these books are about the Slave Trade of Blacks stolen off the continent of Africa and about the curses that were cast only upon Blacks. I must also add that under many circumstances the Israelites fled into what’s called Africa today but which was previously called “The Land of Ham”. Keep in mind that the CREATOR GOD named HIMSELF “The GOD of Abraham Isaac, and Jacob” (Exodus 3:15), and do fully understand that Abraham came out of Ur (Ancient Babylon) not out of Europe. Hence, all these people pictured in the “Old Testament” were Black and not White. And those pictured in the “New Testament” were indeed White (and under Roman control). The Assyrians (II Kings 17:23) had removed Ten Tribes long before the Greeks had removed the Children of Judah and Benjamin (with Remnants of the other Tribes) “far from their borders” (Joel 3:6) in accordance with Leviticus 26th and Deuteronomy 28th Chapters hundreds of years before the so-called “Coming of JC”. Hence, the reason it is written in the “New Testament” Book of James 1:1 that the Twelve Tribes were not there.
“Thou art the Lord the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham; And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous: And didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red sea; And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as it is this day.” Nehemiah 9:20,21
“So the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would. And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness. Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies. But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the land of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies; And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear. Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands. Nevertheless for thy great mercies’ sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.” Nehemiah 9:24 – 31
THE CREATOR GOD WANTS TO AGAIN CAUSE THE WORLD TO KNOW HIM – SO LET HIM!
“And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?” II Samuel 7:23
“Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.” Isaiah 60:21
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:1 - 3
“I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord… That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?” Isaiah 63:7,12
“Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23,24
Do not these above passages correlate with the CREATOR GOD being a JEALOUS GOD and with HIS Commanding all the “GLORY”?
“For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another. Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.” Isaiah 48:9 - 12
The Most High CREATOR GOD will not be ignored. This CREATION of all things were made with the “breath of HIS Mouth”, and sooner rather than later, HE will receive all the GLORY for to ONLY HIM it is due. HE has endured the worship of false gods for long enough, and now HE is preparing to take back HIS Universe, destroy the wicked, and establish HIS Peace and HIS Happiness upon HIS Earth for HIS GLORY, for HIS PRAISE, and for HIS Holy Name’s Sake. Let’s end this horrific stigma that defines Black Peoples and call upon the ONLY GOD capable of saving us out of all this Hell on Earth.
We are well aware of the death, destruction, and mayhem the US has generated within the United States and the world over. We are all aware of the systems in this country in place to cause the elimination and regression of Black peoples even since being forcibly migrated to the lands of Slavers. And we are all aware of how Blacks struggle in the Ghettoes to get ahead but cannot due to White control keeping them in poverty and keeping Black children illiterate with a multitude of other endless predicaments the poor must face from one day to the next as they struggle to make ends meet, though without success.
Do we really want to be a part of these evil systems? The United States government and the United States Supreme Court protect the evil and the wicked and have little or nothing to do with justice. The Armed Forces exploit and kill if defenseless countries are not compliant with US demands. The economical system is strictly for the survival of descendants of the Slave Masters, and the United Nations favors the US and its desires and even respects its veto powers that go against UN resolutions to condemn the Europeans (so-called “Jews”) who sustain an apartheid country in Israel. That which makes the US totally suspect is the fact that it has no respect for the International Criminal Court surely because of all the atrocities it has committed against other countries and peoples, especially descendants of Slaves. All these entities are functions in support of the United States, the organized crime and the police force. And the injustices in this system feed on greed and wickedness in order that the status quo will survive and thrive in the hands of descendants of Slavers. However, at the end of the day, the United States and all ruling powers with it will be judged and condemned, and the CREATOR GOD will make sure of it.
And by the way, think not that the “G8” nations (Group Eight Countries): Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States give a hoot about fair treatment and inclusion of Third-World nations. The “G8” nations are concerned about their economic stability that is fast deteriorating.
“For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.” Jeremiah 30:11
WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS!!!
The powers-that-be want Blacks to believe that we cannot exist and survive without them. This is such a crock! We can do anything, and we will do it better because there will be no intention to exploit the defenseless and less fortunate in our efforts to prosper as we build our empires.
THE BLACK CAUCUS…might get onboard when Blacks rise up and demand JUSTICE FOR THE SLAVE TRADE!
The US government has been instrumental in acquiring Reparations for Native Americans, Reparations for the Japanese who were placed in internment camps, and Reparations for White Jews, but nothing – absolutely nothing – has been afforded descendants of Slaves, after 400 years of slavery and captivity and even after the Civil Rights Movement? Not even an H.R. Bill to discuss the Slave Trade issue is in order so that a fair resolution for this heinous crime can be resolved.
Just as the powers have deceived the world with this so-called Christian man-god, so also have they changed GOD’s Ordinances. The CREATOR’s Ways of Righteousness cannot be altered or dismissed, for in the end, GOD will not allow it to happen, for now the Truth is coming out. If the GOD that said HIS Name is “JEALOUS” and said HE will not give HIS GLORY to another, then WAKE UP, FOLKS!!! That would mean we cannot put any credence in JC being a god or a so-called “Savior”!
“Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? Who hath told it from that time? Have not I the LORD? And there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.” Isaiah 45:20 – 23
“…thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.” Deuteronomy 28:14
“Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.” Hosea 13:4
Given what we know that JC has not done anything for people, it would seem feasible and sensible that seeking to know the GOD that Created the Heavens and the Earth is the practical thing to do. From one WORK at which to marvel to another, it was all CREATED by ONE GOD, and HE is not a man! From the great bodies of water, to fire, to the air we all breathe, to the sun, moon, and stars, and all the Hosts of Heaven, and to the breath-taking mountains and other landforms, ONE GOD Created them all and all by HIMSELF.
“Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;” Isaiah 44:24
Therefore, it stands to reason that we and all mankind should be worshipping this CREATOR GOD according to the Way of Life that HE has endorsed even since the BEGINNING of time.
“When all Israel is come to appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:” Deuteronomy 31:11,12
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.” Exodus 24:12
“Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.” Deuteronomy 6:1,2
“And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.” Deuteronomy 6:24,25
“Then Joshua built an altar unto the Lord God of Israel in mount Ebal, As Moses the servant of the Lord commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the Lord, and sacrificed peace offerings. And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel. And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, stood on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, as well the stranger, as he that was born among them; half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel. And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law. There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant among them.” Joshua 8:30 - 35
Our forefathers did not read GOD’s Book of the Law and much worse did not obey GOD’s Book of the Law, and unfortunately today, Israelites are still too ready to deny it and the WORD of GOD because of the “New Testament” writings that neither promote HIS LAW nor what “THUS SAITH THE LORD” at the mouth of HIS Prophets! As it is written, GOD’s LAW is to be lived forever and it cannot be changed. Moreover, it is our “LIFE”!
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:19,20
“…Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life:…” Deuteronomy 32:46,47
“But the Lord, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice. And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods. And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods. But the Lord your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies. Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner.” II Kings 17:36 - 40
“And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law: So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it; And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass avior therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? What meaneth the heat of this great anger? Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt: For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them: And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book: And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 29:21 – 28
One of the curses was that the Children of Israel would worship false gods in the lands of their captors. Our forefathers wanted to worship false gods, and, therefore, this is what the “JEALOUS GOD” of Israel enabled them to do, but they in no way were fulfilled or satisfied, as they remained under the control of the heathens’ god, or rather the White Man’s religion, which did nothing for them.
“And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone. And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:” Deuteronomy 28:64 – 66
“And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.” Deuteronomy 28:64
“Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman. Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it: And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.” Ezekiel 36:16 – 19
If the GOD of Israel scattered us among the heathen because our forefathers rejected HIM and HIS LAW and worshipped false gods, then it is foolish to think that in our being captives of the heathen that we will not adopt these same heathenish ways and that those who rule over us will not cause their ways to seem and appear the best government, systems, and customs that exist. Case and point: The heathen made sure that their Slaves would remember nothing about their own culture. Hence, the ways of our captors (the heathen) are all people know. Sadly, under their rule, we blindly follow their customs, but, according to GOD’s WORDS, is not this the curse we have brought upon ourselves? “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:” (Deuteronomy 28:15)
Therefore, seek the ONE True and Living CREATOR GOD – the CREATOR OF ALL THINGS – the ONLY SAVIOR GOD!
GOD’s WORD TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL – HIS WITNESSES:
“I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God.” Isaiah 43:11,12
“Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.” Isaiah 45:21
AND those who will SEEK for the ONE CREATOR GOD will find HIM!
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.” Jeremiah 29:11 – 14
“Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: ” Jeremiah 3:14
“Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;” Isaiah 44:24
“For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:18
“Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.
“Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?” Isaiah 44:8,10
And it just so happens that this “Jealous GOD” has said that HE will not give HIS Glory to another.
“I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” Isaiah 42:8
“Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God. Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
“I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.” Isaiah 43:10 – 13,15
WE HAVE EVERY REASON TO TURN BACK TO OUR GOD OF ISRAEL BECAUSE HIS WORD DOES NOT FAIL! AND JC HAS A POOR TRACK RECORD OF SAVING, FOR HE HAS SAVED NO ONE!
“And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first. And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me. And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.” Jeremiah 33:7 – 9
IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE CREATOR GOD HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF JC, THUS, OBVIOUSLY WE DO NOT NEED THIS MAN IN PLACE OF THE CREATOR!
“He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” Isaiah 25:8,9
“Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.” Jeremiah 3:23
We have a plethora of evidence to prove JC and Christianity a fraud, as well as a plethora of information to prove the identity of the SEED of the Biblical Israelites, and of a truth that they are not Europeans.
We know that the heathen are responsible for the writings in the “New Testament” because the CREATOR GOD had long since ceased to reveal HIS WORD to HIS Prophets some 400 years BEFORE the so-called “Coming” of JC.
“Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the Lord.” Lamentations 2:9
When the Children of Israel sought after false gods, the CREATOR GOD obliged. Nevertheless, all is not lost. The CREATOR GOD still reaches out for HIS Covenant People.
“Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.” Hosea 8:11
“Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.” Jeremiah 6:19
“But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord God.” Ezekiel 11:21
“And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.” Deuteronomy 28:64
“Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.” Isaiah 5:25
THE TRUTH CHANGES EVERYTHING WHEN WE ACCEPT IT!
“Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.” Isaiah 10:4
“Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.” Deuteronomy 33:29
Thus, we have been lied to…EXTENSIVELY. In believing in the lies of the evil imaginations of the men who fabricated this new Christian religion, Slavers were able to quell revolts and uprisings. As long as the Slaves believed that JC would receive them in heaven upon their deaths, they cooperated and longed for that day when they could die and get out of their heinous bondage. Slavers did all they could not to sabotage their evil dreams of an enterprise in the Slave Trade and in the free labor of strong, Black captives out of Africa.
So, is it not time to seek reasons for the plight of Black Peoples? Consider the facts! But most of all consider GOD’s WORD, since it was HE that caused our captivity and scattered us throughout the four corners of HIS Earth. Should not this be the question burning in our hearts, i.e., why would the CREATOR GOD allow this to happen to Blacks? And even more of a pressing issue, why would the CREATOR GOD allow ruthless and barbaric peoples to enslave Blacks? As I have stressed before, the Biblical Israelites were Black, and when they rejected the CREATOR GOD of Israel and HIS Ways of Righteousness and flatly refused to stop worshipping false gods, as the CREATOR GOD of Israel Commanded, HE cast them into the hands of the “heathen” to punish them and to prove that their false gods would not save them. The GOD of Israel was determined to prove to them that HE ALONE is the SAVIOR, and HE did because no god but the GOD of Israel can save out of captivity and save from death, disease, and hunger.
“Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.” Judges 10:14
This punishment fell upon us and the Slave Trade ensued. Deuteronomy 28th and Leviticus 26th and Deuteronomy 28th Chapters explain it all and quite in sufficient detail as to the true identity of the Biblical Israelites. However, again, it should be understood that not all Blacks are Israelites, though the GOD of Israel accepts all who turn to HIM in Truth and in Righteousness.
“…the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. The Lord God, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.” Isaiah 56:6 – 8
Blacks under the control of the descendants of Slavers have been deceived for long enough. They have changed GOD’s Ordinances and kept the world in gross darkness causing the Peoples of the world to believe that the United States is the “Greatest Country on Earth” and that “it is a land of opportunity for everyone”. Nothing could be further from the GOD’s TRUTH!
“Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord,
the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency!
And thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee;
and thou shalt tread upon their high places.”
FOLLOWING GOD’s PATH IS LIFE!
WISDOM IS FEARING GOD TO DO HIS WILL AND TO FOLLOW HIS WAYS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS!
THE SOAPBOX SPEAKS:
THE REAL WELFARE RECIPIENTS
I was shocked to hear about $1.6 Trillion of our taxes that go to ruthless and barbaric Israelis and their apartheid government. And believe it or not, their greedy hands are stretched out still. It’s no wonder the US government will not pour money into impoverished areas and into educating its own peoples. Obviously, there is more than meets the eye regarding these Israelis who can get as much money as they want out of the US. But what puzzles me is how they can take so much money and supposedly spend it on weaponry and then go to the UN to tell the US why it has to go to war against their enemies. Just a thought; and now I wish Whites will stop blaming Blacks for excessive welfare spending. I hate the fact that I cannot have a say in how my tax dollars are spent, especially when it comes to giving it to an apartheid state of usurping European Israelis who have the audacity to say who is and who is not of the SEED of Jacob.
Let the GOD of Israel take back HIS Holy Land and HIS Holy City Jerusalem and deal with the Israelis who have deceived the world into believing that they are HIS Covenant People. And then let the GOD of Israel cause HIS Covenant People to return and show forth HIS PRAISE, as it is written.
“Israel Has Cost The US $1.6 Trillion Since 1973”
By David R. Francis
The Christian Science Monitor
“Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion. If divided by today's population, that is more than $5,700 per person.
This is an estimate by Thomas Stauffer, a consulting economist in Washington. For decades, his analyses of the Middle East scene have made him a frequent thorn in the side of the Israel lobby.
For the first time in many years, Mr. Stauffer has tallied the total cost to the US of its backing of Israel in its drawn-out, violent dispute with the Palestinians. So far, he figures, the bill adds up to more than twice the cost of the Vietnam War.
And now Israel wants more. In a meeting at the White House late last month, Israeli officials made a pitch for $4 billion in additional military aid to defray the rising costs of dealing with the intifada and suicide bombings. They also asked for more than $8 billion in loan guarantees to help the country's recession-bound economy…”
Should people be concerned? O’ Yeah, very much so. I have been saying that the CREATOR GOD of Israel is taking back HIS Universe for some time now. And there will be incidents like the one in Ukraine that will be the start of Our GOD of Israel bringing this world order to an end, and for me it cannot be soon enough. And destroying the wicked of HIS Earth are quite naturally the first step of several crises that must take place before the CREATOR GOD establishes peace upon HIS Earth.
I recall vividly the Cuban Missile Crisis when WWIII was almost started between the US and Russia. Now, it would appear that Russia is threatening the US about being in its region. I also vividly remember seeing Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev telling the US that according to history “We are to bury you.”
When the Europeans start threatening each other, you can be sure that Our Redemption cannot be that far off.
BRING IT ON! LET THE CREATOR GOD SHOW HIMSELF, AND END ALL WICKEDNESS ON HIS EARTH. AND LET THE CREATOR BE FEARED BY ALL WHO WILL REMAIN UPON HIS EARTH TO LIVE AND DO HIS RIGHTEOUS LAW! BE PREPARED AND BE FOREWARNED IT WILL HAPPEN!
THAT “HAPPINESS” SONG AND VIDEO BY FARRELL
Have you heard that “Happiness” Song by Farrell? O’ yeah, it’s nice. Great tune and nice video with people singing and dancing in the street like they are truly happy.
But are they really? You know better than that! Who is happy in Hell?
The first time I saw the video I thought about the Slave Trade and how the Slavers made their Slaves sing while they sweat through their endless toil on their Master’s barbaric and abusive plantations. And surely this song and video makes descendants of Slavers just as happy as they watch Blacks again singing but in the Ghetto this time and with a dance and a smile to boot. Do they really believe Black People are happy under these circumstances in this captivity? Puhleeese!
Okra, also known as "lady finger" is one of the highly nutritious vegetables, usually eaten while the pod is green, tender, and immature. Botanically, this perennial flowering plant belongs to the Malvaceae (mallows) family and named scientifically as Abelmoschus esculentus.
The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions around the world for its fibrous fruits or "pods." It grows best in well-drained and manure rich soil. The plant bears numerous dark green colored pods measuring about 5-15 cm in length. It takes about 45-60 days to get ready-to-harvest fruits.
§ The pods are among the very low calorie vegetables. They provide just 30 calories per 100 g besides containing no saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless, they are rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins; often recommended by nutritionists in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.
§ The rich fiber and mucilaginous content in okra pods help in smooth peristalsis of digested food particles and relieve constipation condition.
§ The pods contain healthy amounts of vitamin A, and flavonoid anti-oxidants such as beta carotenes, xanthin and lutein. It is one of the green vegetables with highest levels of these anti-oxidants. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural vegetables and fruits rich in flavonoids helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
§ Fresh pods are the good source of folates; provide about 22% of RDA per 100 g. Consumption of foods rich in folates, especially during the pre-conception period helps decrease the incidence of neural tube defects in the offspring.
§ The gumbo pods are also an excellent source of anti-oxidant vitamin, vitamin-C, providing about 36% of daily-recommended levels. Research suggests that consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps the body develop immunity against infectious agents, reduce episodes of cold and cough and protect the body from harmful free radicals.
§ The veggies are rich in B-complex group of vitamins like niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid. The pods also contain good amounts of vitamin K. Vitamin K is a co-factor for blood clotting enzymes and is required for strengthening of bones.
§ The pods are an also good source of many important minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium.
Fresh and immature okra pods are readily available in the stores all around the year. The pods feature attractively rich green-color and have neutral flavor. In the store, look for crispy, immature pods and avoid those with over-ripen, sunken appearance, discolored spots, cuts and too soft.
Once at home, place them inside the refrigerator. Eat them while they are fresh to obtain full benefits of vitamins and anti-oxidants.
In general, some of the hybrid varieties are subject to insecticide/pesticide spray. Therefore, wash the pods thoroughly in the water in order to remove dust, soil and any residual insecticides.
Trim the top stem end using a paring knife. Some prefer trimming tip ends as well. Then, cut/slice the pod as desired.
Here are some serving tips:
§ Okra pods are one of the widely used vegetables in tropical countries. Chopped, or sliced pods are stewed or fried (fritters) under low heat oil in order to soften their mucilaginous content. They then, can be mixed with other vegetables, rice, or meat.
§ In Caribbean islands, okra is cooked and eaten as soup, often with fish.
§ The pods can be pickled and preserved like in other vegetables.
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[Every time I speak to one of my Israelite Sisters, she tells me about Blessed Thistle (or “Holy Thistle”). I finally checked it out, and it really seems to be of benefit for several reasons. However, “Today’s Herbal Health” by Louise Tenney lists much more benefits than the following WebSite. Nevertheless, my first chance, I will definitely get some. My dear Mother is 94 and suffers from forgetfulness. My Sister promises that this will be of benefit to her. We’ll see. T.Y., Editor]
BENEFITS OF BLESSED THISTLE
Blessed thistle is a plant.
People use the flowering tops, leaves, and upper stems to make medicine.
Blessed thistle was commonly used during the Middle Ages to treat the bubonic
plague and as a tonic for monks.
Today, blessed thistle is prepared as a tea and used for loss of appetite and indigestion; and to treat colds, cough, fever, bacterial infections, and diarrhea. It is also used as a diuretic for increasing urine output, and for promoting the flow of breast milk in new mothers.
Some people soak gauze in blessed thistle and apply it to the skin for treating boils, wounds, and ulcers.
In manufacturing, blessed thistle is used as a flavoring in alcoholic beverages.
Don’t confuse blessed thistle with milk thistle (Silybum marianum).
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates
effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale:
Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely
Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
The effectiveness ratings for BLESSED THISTLE are as follows:
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of blessed thistle for these uses.
Blessed thistle contains tannins which might help diarrhea, coughs, and inflammation. However, there isn't enough information to know how well blessed thistle might work for many of its uses.
Blessed thistle might be safe for most people. In high doses, such as more than 5 grams per cup of tea, blessed thistle can cause stomach irritation and vomiting.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Don’t take blessed thistle by mouth if you are pregnant. There is some evidence
that it might not be safe during pregnancy. It’s also best to avoid blessed
thistle if you are breast-feeding. Not enough is known about the safety of this
Intestinal problems, such as infections, Crohn's disease, and other inflammatory conditions: Don’t take blessed thistle if you have any of these conditions. It might irritate the stomach and intestines.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Blessed thistle may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking blessed thistle.
Be watchful with this combination.
Antacids are used to decrease stomach acid. Blessed thistle
may increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, blessed thistle might
decrease the effectiveness of antacids.
Some antacids include calcium carbonate (Tums, others), dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate (Rolaids, others), magaldrate (Riopan), magnesium sulfate (Bilagog), aluminum hydroxide (Amphojel), and others.
Medications that decrease stomach acid (H2-blockers)
Blessed thistle might increase stomach acid. By increasing
stomach acid, blessed thistle might decrease the effectiveness of some
medications that decrease stomach acid, called H2-blockers.
Some medications that decrease stomach acid include cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), nizatidine (Axid), and famotidine (Pepcid).
Medications that decrease stomach acid (Proton pump inhibitors)
Blessed thistle might increase stomach acid. By increasing
stomach acid, blessed thistle might decrease the effectiveness of medications
that are used to decrease stomach acid, called proton pump inhibitors.
Some medications that decrease stomach acid include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex), pantoprazole (Protonix), and esomeprazole (Nexium).
The appropriate dose of blessed thistle depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for blessed thistle. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Carbenia Benedicta, Cardo Bendito, Cardo Santo, Carduus, Carduus Benedictus, Chardon Béni, Chardon Bénit, Chardon Marbré, Cnici Benedicti Herba, Cnicus, Cnicus benedictus, Holy Thistle, Safran Sauvage, Spotted Thistle, St. Benedict Thistle.
To learn more about how this article was written, please see the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database methodology.
Last reviewed - 04/03/2012
TILAPIA PACKAGED FISH
Thanks for this article. After reading it, I remembered that I purchased Tilapia from WalMart last week. I read the label and it was just as the article stated"packaged in Jacksonville, FL but processed in China. After reading it, I threw it in the garbage. At my sister-in-law's suggestion, I took out of the garbage and took it back to WalMart. It had started to thaw before taking it back and inside the sealed (unopened) wrapper, there were little black particles that appeared to be feces. I took this e-mail with me and the customer service lady told me that she was familiar with it and as much as her kids liked Tilapia, they don't eat it anymore. I left the entire e-mail with her because it doesn't just address Tilapia.
DO NOT EAT TILAPIA: Greetings and Salutations...
I read several articles on Google about this, and even one that was defending the eating of tilapia said to avoid the fish that came from China.
Also, I had just returned home from buying Publix & Albertson's 4-day special of 4 bags of frozen tilapia for the price of one. Sure enough, on the top of the bags, it read "farm raised", and on the bottom in small print it said, "China". I recently saw a Food inspector on TV... He said he had lived overseas and he had seen the filthy conditions their foods are raised and processed in. It is enough to make you throw up. Some foreign workers have to wear masks as they work in these places, because the food is so rotten and filthy, it makes them want to throw up.
Many of their Fish on Fish Farms are fed Raw sewage daily. He said he has seen so much filth throughout their food growing and processing that he would "never" eat any of it. They raise this filth, put some food coloring and some flavorings on it, then they ship it to the USA for YOU to consume and feed to YOUR families. They have no Food & Safety Inspectors. They ship it to you to buy and poison your families and friends. Imported food we eat and the junk we buy Green Giant frozen vegetables are from China , and so are most of Europe's Best. Arctic Gardens are Okay. So is Birdseye.
Never buy the grocery store garlic unless it is clearly marked from USA or Canada, the other stuff is grown in people poop (even worse than chicken poop). China is the largest producer of garlic in the world U.S. is next.
Buy only local honey, much honey is shipped in huge containers from China and re-packed here.
Watch out for packages which state "prepared for", "packed by" or "imported by". I don't understand the lack of mandatory labeling, especially the produce. The country of origin should be clearly shown on the item in the store. I go to the local farmers' markets in season and keep a wary eye open the rest of the year.
Please read this very carefully, and read to the very bottom. It's important for all of us.
How is it possible to ship food from China cheaper than having it produced in the U.S. or
THE "OUR FAMILY" BRAND OF MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN 'FROM CHINA '. SO, FOR A FEW MORE CENTS, BUY THE LIBERTY BRAND. GOLD BRAND OR DOLE IS FROM CALIFORNIA
Beware, Costco sells canned peaches and pears in a plastic jar that come from China.
ALL "HIGH LINER" AND MOST OTHER FROZEN FISH PRODUCTS COME FROM CHINA
OR INDONESIA. THE PACKAGE MAY SAY "PACIFIC SALMON" ON THE FRONT, BUT
LOOK FOR THE SMALL PRINT. MOST OF THESE PRODUCTS COME FROM FISH
FARMS IN THE ORIENT WHERE THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS ON WHAT IS FED TO
Recently The Montreal Gazette had an article by the Canadian Government on how Chinese
feed the fish: They suspend chicken wire crates over the fish ponds, and the fish feed on chicken shit (oops waste!!!). If you search the Internet about what the Chinese feed their fish, you'll be alarmed; e.g., growth hormones, expired antibiotics from humans.
Never buy any type of fish or shellfish that comes from these countries: Vietnam, China, Philippines.
Check this out. I did. Steinfeld's Pickles are made in India - just as bad!
Another example is in canned mushrooms. No-Name brand came from Indonesia.
Also check those little fruit cups. They used to be made in Canada in the Niagara region until about 2 years ago. They are now packaged in China!
While the Chinese export inferior and even toxic products, dangerous toys, and goods to be sold in North American markets, the media wrings its hands! Yet, 70% of North Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended!
Well, duh! Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?
SIMPLY DO IT YOURSELF, CANADA AND THE U.S.
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.
THINK ABOUT THIS:
If 200 million North Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor... fast! The downside? Some Canadian/American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.
Just one month of trading losses will hit the Chinese for 8% of their North American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness are worth it.
START NOW and don't stop.
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I received this from my high school alumni group but I also saw it on television as well. I don't know how this affects people who have a supplemental insurance to medicare.
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:32:40 -0800
Subject: FW: Important information - When you go to the hospital for help?
This is important to know and share regarding being hospitalized if your insurance coverage is Medicare. In the meantime…..stay well
I know some of you are not on Medicare; but this is important enough that, when you are, you will want to know about this. For those of us already on Medicare...be careful when you go into the hospital. We need to be our own advocates these days.
PASSING IT ON in case you haven't seen this
before. Scary stuff!
YOUR WORDS, FATHER
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
YOU promised that their SEED would inhabit Canaan.
YOUR WORDS, FATHER!
YOU told Moses and the other Prophets
YOU would gather a Remnant and cause their return.
YOUR WORDS, FATHER!
YOU told King David that his SEED
Would reign over your Kingdom of Israel.
YOUR WORDS, FATHER!
YOU said that YOU would gather us,
Cleanse us, and put your SPIRIT in our hearts.
THESE WERE ALL YOUR WORDS, FATHER!
And YOU do not lie; YOU are a JUST GOD!
All YOU have said, YOU will do.
YOUR WORDS, FATHER!
YOU do not live in wickedness,
YOU await your Chosen Ones’ return to YOU.
In their affliction, they will seek ME early.
YOUR WORDS, FATHER!
Take back your Universe,
Destroy the wicked,
Remove the heathen from your Land
And destroy all false gods from your sight!
Return to your Place,
Think on all your WONDROUS WORKS.
Again make a Name for yourself.
Remove the heathen to a bottomless pit forever
And replenish your Earth with your GOODNESS once again.
Be EXALTED, FATHER of Abraham,
Call attention to yourself.
Make this world of peoples tremble and know
That the CREATOR GOD of Israel LIVES!
Your People need YOU, Father,
We need your HELP,
Hear our cries just as you heard our forebears
Down in Egyptian bondage.
ONLY YOU are the SAVIOR of Israel,
ONLY YOU are the ONE True GOD,
And there is NONE ELSE.
These are your WORDS, FATHER!
Make haste to return and fulfill them
For your Holy Name’s Sake!
(March 2, 2014)
“Whom have I in heaven but thee?
and there is none upon earth
that I desire beside thee.
My flesh and my heart faileth:
but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.
For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish:
thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
But it is good for me to draw near to God:
I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.”
Psalm 73:25 – 28
READING FOR THE SOUL:
I am the Lord, and there is none else,
there is no God beside me…
Look unto me, and be ye saved,
all the ends of the earth:
for I am God, and there is none else…
unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear…
“Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.
Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts.
Thus saith the Lord, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.
Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.
I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.” Isaiah Forty-fifth Chapter
The Lord is righteous:
he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked
“Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:
Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we bless you in the name of the Lord.” Psalm One hundred Twenty-ninth Chapter
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.
While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:
Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth the prisoners:
The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous:
The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.” Psalm One hundred Forty-sixth Chapter
The Lord doth build up Jerusalem:
he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel
“Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord.” Psalm One hundred Forty-seventh Chapter
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under the cloak of academic freedom
Robin D. G. Kelley
January 4, 2014
In a widely circulated Los Angeles Times op ed piece, Wesleyan University president Michael S. Roth denounced the American Studies Association's (ASA) resolution to support a boycott of Israeli academic institutions as "a repugnant attack on academic freedom." Parroting near-identical responses by other American university presidents, Roth's ill-informed, grossly distorted polemic took me by surprise. While I do not expect him to agree with our stance, I did expect a more considered and intellectually honest disagreement from the president of Wesleyan University—a world-class institution with a long and distinguished record of teaching (and doing) social justice, grounded in an internationalist, humanist vision of liberal arts education; a school to which I gave nearly a quarter of a million dollars of my hard-earned academic salary so that my daughter (class of 2012) could learn what it means to be an informed, critical, engaged citizen of the world.
Roth either misread or deliberately misrepresented the resolution's carefully considered language. He asserts that the ASA targets Israeli academic institutions merely for their "national affiliation." This is not true. They are targeted for their complicity in the illegal occupation and government policies of dispossession, repression, and racism. He also claims that the resolution extends to individual faculty. It does not. It strongly condemns any attempts to single out and/or isolate Israeli scholars or any scholar of any nationality. On the contrary, the resolution and its authors encourage collaboration and dialogue, but outside the official channels of the Israeli state-supported institutions that continue to directly benefit from or support the occupation.
Roth repeats the well-worn argument that Israel is being singled out because the ASA has not boycotted countries with documented human rights abuses. But countries such as North Korea have no formal institutional ties to the ASA, and in most instances our own government has taken action, imposing sanctions and trade barriers or openly condemning violations of human rights or war crimes. Of course, there are egregious exceptions such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain—U.S.-backed repressive regimes that some of our most prominent ASA members have subjected to sharp criticisms.
But all of this is beside the point: Israel and the U.S. have a "special" relationship. As Carolyn Karcher recently reminded us in her rebuttal to Roth's op ed, "the U.S. not only gives far more military aid to Israel than to any other country, but has also vetoed all U.N. resolutions in recent memory that condemn Israel's abuses of human rights. The ASA resolution specifically cites the 'significant role' the U.S. plays in underwriting Israel's violations of international law." Three billion dollars a year, every year, is an awful lot of money. The money flows despite the fact that Israel's blockade of Gaza, the source of the region's immense poverty, is a clear violation of Articles 33, 55, and 56 of the 4th Geneva Convention prohibiting the collective punishment of civilians and requiring an occupying power to ensure access to food and medical supplies, and to maintain hospital and public health facilities.
Roth, who takes great pride in being a historian informed about and even critical of Israel's policies, knows that these intermittent wars in Gaza, not to mention IDF attacks and home demolitions in the West Bank, violate our own Arms Export Control Act, which prohibits the use of U.S. weapons and military aid against civilians. And the most recent violent racist attacks on African immigrants in Israel represent some of the worst examples of human rights violations. Some 60,000 undocumented workers, many having fled war-torn or economically devastated countries such as Sudan and Eritrea, are denied refugee status, subject to deportation and imprisonment for up to a year without trial, and endure horrifying violence from racist mobs. The entire community is accused of committing rape, robbery and other crimes, and in Binyamin Netanyahu's words, threatening to destroy Israel's "image as a Jewish and democratic state."
"Under the guise of phony progressivism," Roth writes, "the [ASA] has initiated an irresponsible attack on academic freedom." It is not clear what Roth means by "phony," but the academic and cultural boycott is a legal, legitimate, non-violent form of protest that targets institutions only. The original call for an international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) came from Palestinian civil society organizations in 2005, inspired by the global solidarity movement that helped end apartheid and bring nonracial democracy to South Africa. Since then, the movement has gained support globally as well as from Israeli organizations such as Boycott from Within and Who Profits? The ASA membership voted overwhelmingly to support the resolution, but it did not come to this conclusion cavalierly. The implication that some deep-seated anti-Israel or anti-Semitic sentiment was behind it is downright insulting. The resolution resulted from a long process of debate and deliberation within our organization over how to respond to the ongoing 46-year occupation (the longest military occupation in modern history), the deadly blockade of Gaza, the escalation of violence, the expansion of illegal settlements, the denial of academic freedom to Palestinians and some Israeli scholars critical of their government, and the massive U.S. military aid to Israel that ultimately underwrites ongoing dispossession and an entrenched system of apartheid. These discussions began some six years ago, and they have not been easy.
Had Roth taken time to read discussions leading up to the resolution, particularly the extensive critical analyses by Judith Butler or the special issue of the Journal of Academic Freedom devoted to the question of academic boycotts, he may not have been so quick to indict the resolution as an "irresponsible attack on academic freedom." As a matter of fact, the boycott will have no direct impact on the ability of individual Israeli scholars to teach, conduct research, and participate in meetings, symposia, or conferences around the globe. And ASA members are not required to abide by the resolution—it really only applies to official association business. The most important point, however, is that the resolution expresses a fundamental demand that the privileges of academic freedom extend to all: Palestinian teachers, researchers, students of all ages, as well as Jewish and Arab Israeli scholars, writers, intellectuals, artists, and students critical of the regime. Roth is silent when it comes to the academic freedom of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and within Israel itself.
While cognizant of the limited space afforded opinion pieces, I still find it baffling that an intellectual historian who has written about the Holocaust can treat academic freedom as an autonomous category separate and above other freedoms. As Sarah T. Roberts so eloquently explained:
It is a peculiar sort of academic elitism that puts academic freedom, a somewhat abstract concept in itself, in a position of primacy before other types of very real and tangible physical freedoms: the freedom to circulate unimpeded, the freedom to be treated as an equal citizen, the freedom to even access spaces of higher education, which must certainly be a prerequisite for the much-lauded academic freedom that is causing so much consternation.
Palestinian people living in lands occupied by Israel are barred from these things. There are precious few freedoms for Palestinians, academic or otherwise, in Israel and in occupied Palestine. In this sense, the boycott is, in fact, a response to an actual lack of academic freedom for an entire people, not the creation of a potential for loss of some higher-order freedom for relatively few individuals. Supporters of academic freedom must side with Palestinians or their position makes little sense and loses its meaning completely.
The boycott is one of many actions in defense of Palestinians who are denied the right to travel freely because of checkpoints and roadblock. Palestinian students and teachers risk harassment, arrest, detention, injury and even death just to get to their institutions to perform basic tasks like teaching, research, and learning. In fact, in the first half of 2013 alone, 13,064 students were affected by access denial, and UNICEF documented egregious incidents of Israeli settlers in the West Bank attacking Palestinian students. In the realm of higher education, Palestinian scholars are routinely denied the right to travel abroad to participate in conferences and symposia, let alone travel between Gaza and the West Bank.
Any consideration of "academic freedom" must acknowledge the ongoing history of Israeli raids, closures, and constant disruptions of Palestinian universities such as Birzeit and Al Quds, as well as the hundreds of students currently detained in Israeli prisons for political activity, or for reasons unknown based on "secret evidence." Israel can detain Palestinians for up to six months without charge or trial, with no limits on renewal. Administrative detention, as it is called, is based on three laws: Military Order 1651 which empowers the army to issue orders to detain civilians in the West Bank; the Unlawful Combatants Law which applies to Gaza residents; and the Emergency Powers Detention Law used against Israeli citizens. These laws violate Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which prohibits arbitrary detention, requires that detainees be told why they are being held, and stipulates that every person has the right of habeas corpus.
Violations of Palestinian academic freedom in higher education are legion. In 2008, filmmaker and professor Nizar Hassan was suspended from his teaching position at Sapir College because he asked an Israeli student not to carry his firearms and wear his military uniform to class. The administration appointed a committee to investigate Hassan's alleged anti-Israel teaching, but he argued before his interrogators that he had acted out of the very humanist values that undergird a liberal arts education. "They wanted to believe that I object to the army uniform because I am Palestinian," he explained. "But I reject the uniform because it is opposed to my universal and human values. I acted as I did because I am a teacher and a human being."
However, the committee thoroughly rejected Hassan's argument. An "Arab" humanist was simply inconceivable. The report concludes: "Nizar [sic] abused his status and his authority as a teacher to flaunt his opinions, feelings and frustrations as a member of the Arab national minority in Israel, cloaking himself in a 'humane' and 'universal' garb, whereas in fact he demonstrated a stance of brute force bearing a distinctly nationalist character."1 The administration threatened dismissal if Hassan did not apologize to the student and submit a written statement promising to respect and honor the uniform of the Israeli Defense Forces. Hassan refused. The administration eventually backed down in the face of international pressure; Hassan returned to his post after a one-semester paid suspension.
Academic freedom includes the right to free speech and assembly. In November of 2012, during Israel's bombing of Gaza [Operation Pillar of Defense], Palestinian students at Hebrew University were arrested for holding peaceful demonstration in front of the campus, and at Haifa University Palestinian students were banned from further protests after gathering to observe a minute of silence in solidarity with the people of Gaza. Following the ban, Zionist students and staff were allowed to assemble in support of the bombing and many chanted "Death to Arabs" and other virulently racist slogans.
One of the worst examples of state suppression of academic freedom is the notorious "Nakba Law," passed in the Knesset in March 2011. The Nakba ("catastrophe" in Arabic) refers to the violent expulsion of some 750,000 Palestinians from 380 villages during the 1948 war, and the barring of the refugee population from the right to return or reclaim lost land, homes, personal property, bank accounts, etc. The law permits the minister of finance to reduce government funding to any institution (including schools and universities, civic organizations and local governments) that commemorates either independence day or the anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel as a day of mourning ('Nakba Day'), or mentions the Nakba in school textbooks. Besides the Nakba Law, right-wing parties have passed laws that directly infringe on the freedom of speech and academic freedom of Arab and Jewish citizens, including the so-called 'boycott law', which allows citizens to file a civil suit against anyone in Israel who calls for a boycott against the state or Israeli settlers in the West Bank – whether or not any damages can be proved.
In other words, many of us support the boycott out of concern for academic freedom—though, as I pointed out above, this does not supersede the main objective: to end the occupation and extend civil and human rights to all. The university presidents who have come out so strongly against the resolution betray a pedestrian understanding of academic freedom, both here and inside Palestine/Israel. Indeed, I was a bit surprised that neither Michael Roth nor Larry Summers nor any of the American university presidents who are so concerned about academic freedom mentioned the important document issued five years ago by Israeli scholars Menachem Fisch, Raphael Falk, Eva Jablonka, and Snait Gissis of Tel-Aviv University. They called on the broader academic community—especially senior scholars—to protest government and university policies that deny academic freedom to Palestinian students and faculty in the...
We, past and present members of academic staff of Israeli universities, express great concern regarding the ongoing deterioration of the system of higher education in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. We protest against the policy of our government which is causing restrictions of freedom of movement, study and instruction, and we call upon the government to allow students and lecturers free access to all the campuses in the Territories, and to allow lecturers and students who hold foreign passports to teach and study without being threatened with withdrawal of residence visas. To leave the situation as it is will cause serious harm to freedom of movement, study and instruction – harm to the foundation of academic freedom, to which we are committed.
Nor have the university presidents much to say in defense of Jewish Israeli scholars, whose criticisms of government policies have left them vulnerable to blatant violations of their academic freedom. In December of 2012, Rivka Feldhay, a professor at Tel Aviv University, was banned from participating in a scientific conference in Berlin because she signed a petition four years earlier supporting Israeli soldiers who refused to serve in the West Bank. The right-wing Zionist group, Im Tirtzu (Hebrew for "if you will it") launched a virulent campaign against Tel Aviv University philosophy professor Anat Matar for her opposition to Israel's administrative detention of Palestinian prisoners. Dr. Matar is also a member of "Who Profits?: Exposing the Israeli Occupation Industry," whose son spent two years in prison for refusing to enlist in the military. Im Tirtzu mobilized dozens of students to file complaints against her to the university, but rather than defend her right to free speech and intellectual freedom, the university decided to investigate her.
Another Tel-Aviv professor, Yehuda Shenhav, experienced similar attacks for statements he made in his anthropology class. A particularly high profile case involved the Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University, where what began as an Im Tirtzu-led campaign largely against Professor Neve Gordon turned into a state-sponsored witch hunt against the entire department. As early as 2008, Im Tirtzu accused some of the politics faculty of anti-Zionism. Then in August 2009, Professor Gordon published an op ed piece in the Los Angeles Times in support of the BDS movement in an effort to force Israel to move toward a two-state solution. Attacks on Professor Gordon coincided with a national review of all politics departments. After a couple of high profile resignations and administrative reshuffling, a reconstituted review committee issued a damning report on Ben Gurion's politics department that pointed to "community activism" as a central problem. Although the university acceded to the committee's recommendations, the government's Council for Higher Education appointed another committee and concluded that the department had to be shut down altogether. Only international pressure, including a powerful op ed piece in the L.A. Times by my colleague David Myers, compelled Israel's Minister of Education to withdraw the order for closure.
To put it bluntly, under the current regime academic freedom and civil liberties for all—Palestinians, Bedouins, and African immigrants more than others—are in jeopardy, and will remain in jeopardy so long as Israeli society is rooted in occupation, dispossession, militarization, racism and segregation. Some might argue that violations of Jewish Israeli academic freedom make the case against an academic boycott because, as Roth argues, there are Israeli scholars critical of the regime. Of course, the defense of a segment of academia at the expense of everyone else contradicts the principles of academic freedom. But equally damning is the evidence that Israeli universities have refused or are unable to protect their own faculty and students. The facts are unequivocal: in every case, it is the university administration that backs up state repression, that participates in denying the very intellectual freedoms Roth and his friends hold so sacrosanct. As the ASA resolution makes clear, Israeli institutions are complicit, and in defense of all of our colleagues they must be challenged.
Let me end with a very recent example of an assault on intellectual freedom from right here in the U.S. Just this fall, the artistic director of Washington D. C.'s Theater J and brilliant playwright Ari Roth, decided to produce Motti Lerner's controversial play, "The Admission." It tells the story of Teddy Katz, a graduate student whose master's thesis uncovered an attack by an Israeli brigade on the village of Tantura during the 1948 war. Although Katz never called it a massacre, 240 unarmed Palestinians were killed and were never given the opportunity to surrender. The play explores not only the massacre at Tantura but the state's attack on Katz and his defender and teacher, historian Ilan Pappe. Despite presenting solid scholarly evidence within the standards of academic history, Katz was forced to stand trial, his thesis withdrawn from the University of Haifa, and Pappe was eventually driven out of Israel. What is interesting is that a play about a gross violation of academic freedom suddenly became the object of a boycott by a group called Citizens Opposed to Propaganda Masquerading as Art (COPMA). COPMA waged a vicious campaign against Ari Roth and Lerner; Jewish Federations of Washington even threatened to pull $250,000 in donations if the play were staged. Roth refused to back down, just as he had a few years earlier when he produced the controversial play "Return to Haifa." But he was compelled to move the play from the main stage to a workshop.
Where were Michael S. Roth or Richard Slotkin or Larry Summers or any other gallant defenders of academic freedom when Ari Roth was battling boycotts and pickets? The truth of the matter is that Michael S. Roth and many of the most high profile, vocal critics of the ASA resolution are less interested in defending academic freedom than defending the occupation, the expansion of settlements, the continued dispossession of land, the blockade of Gaza, the system of separate roads, the building and maintenance of an apartheid wall – no matter what the cost. Nothing in Roth's editorial or similar statements directly criticizes these policies or suggests a different strategy to compel Israel to abide by international law and to end human rights violations. I don't expect to persuade Roth or other university presidents to support the boycott, but I do wish they would come clean and admit that unconditional support for Israeli apartheid and occupation is not about academic freedom or justice.
I'm not holding my breath.
1 Quotes taken from Jonathan Cook, "Academic Freedom? Not for Arabs in Israel," The Electronic Intifada (March 4, 2008), http://electronicintifada.net/content/academic-freedom-not-arabs-israel/7398 For an excellent account and critical analysis of Hassan's case, see Leora Bilsky, "Muslim Headscarves in France and Army Uniforms in Israel: A Comparative Study of Citizenship as Mask," in Maleiah Malik, ed., Anti-Muslim Prejudice: Past and Present (Abingdon, UK and New York: Routledge, 2010), pp. 79-103.
Robin D. G. Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of U.S. History University of California at Los Angeles. His books include the prize-winning, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (Free Press, 2009);Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (Harvard University Press, 2012); Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression (University of North Carolina Press, 1990);Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class (The Free Press, 1994); Yo' Mama's DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (Beacon Press, 1997); Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century, written collaboratively with Dana Frank and Howard Zinn (Beacon 2001); and Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (Beacon Press, 2002). He also edited (with Earl Lewis), To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans (Oxford University Press, 2000), and is currently completing a general survey of African American history co-authored with Tera Hunter and Earl Lewis to be published by Norton.
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Anti-Defamation League chief Abe Foxman believes that anti-Semitism is at its height since the Holocaust, and threatens the lives of Jews all around the world. "I think when we take a look at what's going on, I think the assessment is that anti-Semitism, not only in Europe, but globally, is probably the worst that it's been since World War II," Foxman said in an exclusive interview to Ynet. "Europe is where the Jewish people have paid the highest price for anti-Semitism, and it's sort of an old-new phenomenon," he said, defining it as "nationalists, anti-government people, neo-fascists, neo-Nazis of anti-immigration and anti-government coming together with a glue and cement of anti-Semitism. I think it’s a serious threat to Jewish life."
The Simon Wiesenthal Center sent a strongly-worded letter to Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Frans Asscher last Tuesday addressing a major degradation of the attitude in the Netherlands toward Jews and the State of Israel. The specific issue the letter addresses is a statistic from the University of Bielefeld showing that 39% of Dutch citizens believe Israel is conducting a "war of extermination" against the Palestinian Arabs. Asscher reportedly addressed the issue in the Dutch Parliament, saying the statistic was "worrisome" and "unacceptable." However, the Simon Wiesenthal Center calls out the Dutch official on not acting to prevent the phenomenon from spreading further.
A French court on Wednesday ordered controversial comic Dieudonne to remove two sections of a video he has posted on YouTube which has been widely condemned as anti-Semitic. In a ruling that will increase the pressure on the video-sharing website to ban the comedian from its platform altogether, a judge ruled that one of the passages breached French law on Holocaust denial and another one amounted to incitement to racial hatred. Dieudonne M'bala M'bala was given five days to remove the passages or face a penalty of 500 euros per day for each of them left online. Stephane Lilti, a lawyer representing France's Union of Jewish Students (UEJF) which brought the legal action, said they would now ask public prosecutors to ensure that the court's ruling is enforced. The UEJF said it would be approaching YouTube for talks over the steps the site should take to ensure that "they respect their legal obligations in future." YouTube, which has already withdrawn one Dieudonne video after he was convicted over its content, would not comment on whether it would be pulling the video - "2014 Year of the Quenelle" - that was the subject of Wednesday's ruling.
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Politicians’ Greed are killing all of us.
This is serious stuff! It's time to do something about it.
This was shown on “60 Minutes” a few weeks ago. Disgusting!
Starkist Tuna is now owned by Korea, and is in big conflict with the U.S. concerning quality, safety, and records, which Korea refuses to provide.
There have been several articles on Google about this, and even one that was defending the eating of tilapia said to avoid the fish that came from China .. Also, I had just returned home from buying Albertson's 4-day special of 4 bags of frozen tilapia for the price of one. Sure enough, on the top of the bags, it read "farm raised", and on the bottom in small print it said, " China ".
Read all the way down...
Recently a Food inspector on TV said he had lived overseas and he had seen the filthy conditions their foods are raised and processed in.
It is enough to make you throw up. Some foreign workers have to wear masks as they work in these places, because the food is so rotten and filthy, it makes them want to throw up. Many of their Fish on Fish Farms are fed Raw sewage daily. He said he has seen so much filth throughout their food growing and processing that he would "never" eat any of it. They raise this filth , put some food coloring and some flavorings on it, then they ship it to the USA & Canada for YOU to consume and feed to YOUR families. They have no Food & Safety Inspectors. They ship it to you to buy and poison your families and friends.
Imported food we eat and the junk we buy Green Giant frozen vegetables are from China , and so are most of Europe 's Best.
Arctic Gardens are Okay. So is Birdseye.
Never buy the grocery store garlic unless it is clearly marked from USA or Canada , the other stuff is grown in people poop (even worse than chicken poop).
China is the largest producer of garlic in the world U.S. is next.
Buy only local honey, much honey is shipped in huge containers from China and re-packed here.
Cold-FX is grown and packed in China and is full of fecal bacteria. Doesn't work anyway, big scam.
If the country of origin is not clearly marked beware..
If produce, ask an employee.
Watch out for packages which state "prepared for", "packed by" or "imported by". I don't understand the lack of mandatory labeling, especially the produce.
The country of origin should be clearly shown on the item in the store. I go to the local farmers' markets in season and keep a wary eye open the rest of the year.
Please read this very carefully, and read to the very bottom. It's important for all of us.
How is it possible to ship food from China cheaper than having it produced in the U.S. or Canada ?
FOR EXAMPLE THE "OUR FAMILY" BRAND OF MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN 'FROM CHINA '. SO, FOR A FEW MORE CENTS, BUY THE LIBERTY BRAND.
GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE IS FROM CALIFORNIA
Beware, Costco sells canned peaches and pears in a plastic jar that come from China .
ALL "HIGH LINER" AND MOST OTHER FROZEN FISH PRODUCTS COME FROM CHINA OR INDONESIA . THE PACKAGE MAY SAY "PACIFIC SALMON" ON THE FRONT, BUT LOOK FOR, READ THE SMALL PRINT. MOST OF THESE PRODUCTS COME FROM FISH FARMS IN THE ORIENT WHERE THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS ON WHAT IS FED TO THESE FISH.
Recently The Montreal Gazette had an article by the Canadian Government on how Chinese feed the fish: They suspend chicken wire crates over the fish ponds, and the fish feed on chicken s--t.
If you search the internet about what the Chinese feed their fish, you'll be alarmed; e.g., growth hormones, expired anti-biotic from humans. Never buy any type of fish or shellfish that comes from these countries: Vietnam, China, Philippines
Check this out personally. I did. Steinfeld's Pickles are made in India - just as bad!
Another example is in canned mushrooms. No-Name brand came from Indonesia .
Also check those little fruit cups. They used to be made in Canada in the Niagara region until about 2 years ago. They are now packaged in China !
While the Chinese export inferior and even toxic products, dangerous toys, and goods to be sold in North American markets, the media wrings its hands!
Yet, 70% of North Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended!
Well, duh! Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?
SIMPLY DO IT YOURSELF, CANADA AND THE U.S.!
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China ' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without..
THINK ABOUT THIS:
If 200 million North Americans
refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade
imbalance resolved in our favor... fast! The downside? Some
Canadian/American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign
stockpiles of inventory.
Just one month of trading losses will hit the Chinese for 8% of their North American exports.
Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness are worth it.
START NOW and don't stop.
Send this to everybody you know. Let's show them that we are intelligent, and NOBODY can take us for granted.
Contributed by my dear Sister Tafriend4u@AOL.COM
Click here to watch: Allah gave the land of Israel to the Jews
Al Quds and other Arab media outlets published this amazing article this weekend:
Sheikh Ahmad Adwan, who introduces himself as a Muslim scholar who lives in Jordan, said on his personal Facebook page that there is no such thing as “Palestine” in the Koran. Allah has assigned the Holy Land to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment (Koran, Sura 5 – “The Sura of the Table”, Verse 21), and “We made the Children of Israel the inheritors (of the land)” (Koran, Sura 26 – “The Sura of the Poets”, Verse 59). "I say to those who distort their Lord’s book, the Koran: From where did you bring the name Palestine, you liars, you accursed, when Allah has already named it “The Holy Land” and bequeathed it to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment. There is no such thing as 'Palestine' in the Koran. Your demand for the Land of Israel is a falsehood and it constitutes an attack on the Koran, on the Jews and their land. Therefore you won’t succeed, and Allah will fail you and humiliate you, because Allah is the one who will protect them (i.e. the Jews).” The sheikh added: “The Palestinians are the killers of children, the elderly and women. They attack the Jews and then they use those (children, the elderly and women) as human shields and hide behind them, without mercy for their children as if they weren’t their own children, in order to tell the public opinion that the Jews intended to kill them. This is exactly what I saw with my own two eyes in the 70’s, when they attacked the Jordanian army, which sheltered and protected them. Instead of thanking it (the Jordanian army), they brought their children forward to (face) the Jordanian army, in order to make the world believe that the army kills their children. This is their habit and custom, their viciousness, their having hearts of stones towards their children, and their lying to public opinion, in order to get its support.”
It is worth mentioning, that the above mentioned sheikh visited Israel and met Jewish religious scholars. The “Israel in Arabic” site conducted an interview with him, in which he said that the reason for his openness towards the Jewish people “comes from my acknowledgment of their sovereignty on their land and my belief in the Koran, which told us and emphasized this in many places, like His (Allah’s) saying ”Oh People (i.e the Children of Israel), enter the Holy Land which Allah has assigned unto you” (Koran, Sura 5 – “The Sura of the Table”, Verse 21), and His saying “We made the Children of Israel the inheritors (of the land)” (Koran, Sura 26 – “The Sura of the Poets”, Verse 59) and many other verses. He (Adwan) added: “(The Jews) are peaceful people who love peace, who are not hostile and are not aggressors, but if they are attacked, they defend themselves while causing as little damage to the attackers as possible. It is an honor for them that Allah has chosen them over the worlds – meaning over the people and the Jinns until the Day of Judgment. I made the reasons for Allah’s choice clear in my books and pamphlets. When Allah chose them, He didn’t do so out of politeness, and He wasn’t unjust other peoples, it is just that they (the Jews) deserved this.”
Source: Elder of Zion
[The US is a real modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah! And it (and all places like it) can be expected to go the same way of Lot’s Sodom and Gomorrah! It’s just a matter of time! T.Y., Editor]
DOJ Plans To Recognize More Rights For Same-Sex Couples
Posted: 02/08/2014 3:43 pm EST Updated: 02/08/2014 7:59 pm EST
WASHINGTON -- A new Department of Justice memo will instruct federal government lawyers to give same-sex marriages "full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law," Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce during a speech on Saturday.
The immediate effects of the memo include recognizing that couples in same-sex marriages have the right to decline to give testimony in a civil or criminal case that might violate their marital privilege; that same-sex couples can file for bankruptcy jointly, and that federal inmates in same-sex marriages can be visited by their spouses and receive all other benefits afforded to opposite-sex couples.
"This means that, in every courthouse, in every proceeding, and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of the United States - they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections, and rights as opposite-sex marriages under federal law," Holder will say in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign gala on Saturday. The speech was release earlier in the day to the media.
The decision also means that same-sex couples will be recognized equally in programs administered by the DOJ, including the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, and the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program. That means the spouses of all law enforcement officers and firefighters are entitled to benefits in the event of death or severe injury in the line of duty.
"This program is one way that we, as a country, stand by the families of those who put themselves in harm's way to keep our communities safe, and we must never do that selectively," Holder is expected to say. "When any law enforcement officer falls in the line of duty or is gravely injured, the federal government should stand by that hero's spouse - no matter whether that spouse is straight or gay."
The decision comes three years after Holder decided that the DOJ would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), most of which was struck down by the Supreme Court last summer. Earlier this week, Holder told Swedish lawmakers that same-sex marriages "stabilized families and expanded individual liberty."
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said in a statement that the landmark announcement would "change the lives of countless committed gay and lesbian couples for the better" saying it meant the nation is moving "closer toward its ideals of equality and fairness for all."
In his speech Saturday night, Holder plans to point to the legacy of former Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Kennedy's top deputy, Nick Katzenbach, who helped force the integration of the University of Alabama, allowing Holder's late sister-in-law to attend the school as one of its first black students.
"Just like during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the stakes involved in this generation's struggle for LGBT equality could not be higher. Then, as now, nothing less than our country's commitment to the notion of equal protection under the law was on the line. And so the Justice Department's role in confronting discrimination must be as aggressive today as it was in Robert Kennedy's time," Holder is expected to say. "As Attorney General, I will not let this Department be simply a bystander during this important moment in history."
Shalom Hebrew Israelite Family,
YAH, THE CREATOR, IS MY GOD AND MY ONLY SAVIOR!
My dear Sister sent me the info below, and I think you should read it carefully.
Can you imagine that the West Coast of the US could be so contaminated with nuclear radiation that folk would have to be evacuated? Well, this is what is being suggested for Hawaii and northern Japan. Watch the video and learn more.
The CREATOR is busy, and obviously for good reason. I am reminded of the Scripture in Jeremiah where GOD has HIS Prophet to prophesy of the fall of Babylon:
"And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there." Isaiah 13:19,20
"Because of the wrath of the Lord it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be WHOLLY DESOLATE: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues." Jeremiah 50:13
“Scary: Hawaii Now Uninhabitable Due To Fukushima Radiation Video
(Before It's News) This is a must listen interview with Alfred Webre and Leuren Moret discussing how dangerous it is now to live in the Hawaiian Islands. Please listen to the whole interview…”
You can see the whole story at:
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org:
Thanks, Sis! The article is disturbing, but we need to see this video for two reasons: People are surely contaminated and don't know it. And now we can understand one of the reasons why Babylon will never be inhabited after GOD manifests HIS Wrath upon it. Moreover, this article is good reason why Our GOD warns us to "Flee Babylon".
FEAR AND GLORY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL ALWAYS!
Ironically, I found the following info on the Web about a week ago, not realizing I would have call to use it:
“View Full Version : I call the world system Babylon, not the NWO
14-05-2011, 01:54 PM
Bob Marley - Chant Down Babylon – YouTube
I hear people call the global power structure the NWO [New World Order] over and over again, but I think that term is just a form of Orwellian Double Speak. After all, the term was coined by the people waging the world wide conspiracy that its meant to describe. There's nothing "new" about this world order that hey want to impose on humanity. They might call it "new" speak, but I call it a contradiction. Its, in fact, just the re-establishment of a very old order of serfdom and slavery, which goes back to the days of Babylon, Rome, the British Empire, etc etc.
I prefer to call it Babylon, as Bob Marley described it, or the Iron Prison, as Phillip K Dick referred to it. The Empire never died. It just changed window dressing over time. Today we have personal liberties, like freedom of speech and gun ownership, and the powers that be want to just roll back the clock. I see the "New World Order" as nothing other than the logical conclusion of Millenia of dominator culture.
Ultimately it’s all a mental prison they put us into. We can end it if we burn down Babylon through purifying our minds of all the garbage the establishment programs us with. The way they'll sell global government to us is by saying that there won't be anymore political tensions between leaders since there'd only be one entity controlling everything. The truth is this has been the case for a long time already, and much of history is just a work of fiction to get us to ignore our own, obvious enslavement. We, as human beings, can start thinking globally without their help. The political and cultural barriers that the elites use to get us to kill each other over aren't out there some where. They're in our own minds. Nature didn't draw lines on the world. We did.”
14-05-2011, 02:58 PM
Babylon isn't the source of all evil anymore than America is the source of all evil. However, I see a strikingly similar pattern. There's mostly good people, but the hierarchy is such that the most sociopathic among us are controlling everything. Just like Babylon got its people to wage wars and invade other countries through propaganda, the American system is doing essentially the same thing. They make the public think they need to go invade a country for their own safety and self perception, when its simply not true. The power structure uses up a civilization till it collapses and moves on somewhere else in time and space and does the same thing. Its parasitical. Just like Babylon was at the height of culture and human achievement in the ancient world, so is the US. When I call the world system Babylon, I just mean it in the sense of an outline, which Medio-Persia, Macedonia, Rome, Spain, England, and the US have all followed.”
Shalom My Sister,
YAH, THE CREATOR, IS MY GOD AND MY ONLY SAVIOR!
Thank you so much for your kind remarks. Sometimes, I'm sure, folks get tired of me writing so much, but it's in my blood, now, and there's really nothing I can do to diminish my posts about Our GOD of Israel. We really do have a most WONDERFUL and MERCIFUL GOD, and I wish all who believe in HIM and love HIM with all their heart and soul would also post. After all, HE belongs to all of us. Nevertheless, when the LawKeepers Forum is silent because GOD's Chosen are too busy, then I will gladly carry the load. Many years ago I told the Holy ONE I'd rather be working for HIM than "Chollie", so now, this is what I do - my very best to EXALT the Holy ONE of Israel and show forth HIS PRAISE and HIS TRUTH. And today, you, Sis, have helped me to fulfill my endeavor.
You are right about this book: Zeolot. I heard and read about it several months ago. If only Christians would read it and consider researching further into the customs and pagantry of the peoples of the Roman era, they would learn why this "New Testament" man-god is a fraud without a leg to stand on. And they would be the wiser if they would read GOD's Book of the Law and HIS WORD at the mouth of HIS Prophets instead of books written by mere men and their imaginations contrived specifically for one purpose, which is to deceive GOD's Elect.
I have included information below on the Zeolot because, as you might know, there are still Israelites on this mailing list who still believe in JC, or rather Yeshuah, as some call him.
Thanks again, Sis; I commend you for supporting Our GOD of Israel.
Shalom for now and may the Holy ONE Bless you and keep you safe!
FEAR AND GLORY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL ALWAYS!
Jesus the loving shepherd. Bringer of peace and justice. Teacher of universal morals. Jesus the rabbi. Jesus the philosopher. Jesus the apocalyptic prophet. Jesus the Christ of faith.
The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
By Reza Aslan
296 pages. Random House. $27.
People have constructed many different Jesuses. For at least two centuries, scholars and popular writers have mined the Christian Gospels to “look behind” them, to create a portrait of Jesus, using purely modern methods: the historical Jesus as opposed to the Christ of faith. In his book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” Reza Aslan follows this long tradition, settling on the hypothesis, also around for hundreds of years, that Jesus was a Jewish zealot, a rebel against Rome and the Romans’ local agents.
Mr. Aslan’s book has been greeted with unwarranted controversy. Some conservatives seem offended by merely the idea that a Muslim scholar would write a book about Jesus. This should be no more controversial than a Christian scholar’s writing a book about Islam or Muhammad. It happens all the time. Nor is Mr. Aslan’s thesis controversial, at least among scholars of early Christianity.
According to Mr. Aslan, Jesus was born in Nazareth and grew up a poor laborer. He was a disciple of John the Baptist until John’s arrest. Like John, Jesus preached the imminent arrival of the kingdom of God, which would be an earthly, political state ruled by God or his anointed, a messiah. Jesus never intended to found a church, much less a new religion. He was loyal to the law of Moses as he interpreted it. Jesus opposed not only the Roman overlords, Mr. Aslan writes, but also their representatives in Palestine: “the Temple priests, the wealthy Jewish aristocracy, the Herodian elite.”
In the last week of Jesus’ life, Mr. Aslan writes, he entered Jerusalem with his disciples in a provocative way that recalled royal entrances described in Jewish scripture. He then enacted a violent cleansing of the Temple: something like radical street theater, except that it took place in a site of supreme holiness.
Provoked by that action and his other rantings against the Temple and its caretakers, the authorities arrested Jesus. The Romans crucified him as a rebel, a zealot and a pretender to the Judean throne. The charge on the cross is historical: the Romans took Jesus as claiming to be the messianic king of the Jews. Since only the Roman Senate could appoint kings within the Empire, claiming to be a king was treasonous and punishable by the worst kind of death: torture and crucifixion.
Mr. Aslan’s thesis is not as startling, original or “entirely new” as the book’s publicity claims. Nor is it as outlandish as described by his detractors. That Jesus was a Jewish peasant who attempted to foment a rebellion against the Romans and their Jewish clients has been suggested at least since the posthumous publication of Hermann Samuel Reimarus’s “Fragments” (1774-78). The most famous case for the thesis is the 1967 book by S. G. F. Brandon, “Jesus and the Zealots.” Mr. Aslan follows Mr. Brandon in his general thesis as well as in many details, a borrowing that should have been better acknowledged. (Mr. Brandon gets only a cursory mention in the notes.) And the basic premise that Jesus was zealous for the political future of Israel as the kingdom of God on earth is neither new nor controversial.
(Mr. Aslan does not fall into the anachronism of making Jesus a member of the Zealot Party as described by Josephus. He knows that party did not exist in Jesus’ day but arose later. Mr. Aslan means zealot with a small “z.”)
A real strength of the book is that it provides an introduction to first-century Palestine, including economics, politics and religion. Mr. Aslan uses previous scholarship to describe the precarious existence of Jewish peasants and the lower classes, and how the Romans and the Jewish upper class exploited the land and the people. He explains not just the religious but also the economic significance of the Temple, and therefore the power of the priestly class controlling it.
“Zealot” shares some of the best traits of popular writing on scholarly subjects: it moves at a good pace; it explains complicated issues as simply as possible; it even provides notes for checking its claims.
But the book also suffers from common problems in popularization, like proposing outdated and simplistic theories for phenomena now seen as more complex. Mr. Aslan depicts earliest Christianity as surviving in two streams after Jesus: a Hellenistic movement headed by Paul, and a Jewish version headed by James. This dualism repeats 19th-century German scholarship. Nowadays, most scholars believe that the Christian movement was much more diverse, even from its very beginnings.
Mr. Aslan also proposes outdated views when he insists that the idea of a “divine messiah” or a “god-man” would have been “anathema” to the Judaism of the time, or when he writes that it would have been “almost unthinkable” for a 30-year-old Jewish man to be unmarried. Studies of the past few decades — including “King and Messiah as Son of God” (Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins) and my own “Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation” — have overturned these once commonplace assumptions.
There are several other errors, though most are minor. For instance, Mr. Aslan imagines Jesus standing by the Sea of Galilee with its “salt air.” This “sea,” though, is a freshwater lake.
Given the debate surrounding this book’s publication, spurred by conservative reaction as well as its own publicity, you would expect the work to advance radical readings of the Gospels. Actually, Mr. Aslan is too credulous when reading the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles. He is rightly skeptical about some passages, like the birth narratives. But he uncritically accepts as fact many other passages, like precisely what Jesus is supposed to have said at his trial before the high priest and full Sanhedrin. In many cases regarding Jesus, as well as Paul and James, Mr. Aslan takes as accurate deeds and sayings most critical scholars would question.
He also presents as fact what may well be later Christian legend: that Jesus’ ministry lasted three years, that we know in what cities the four Gospels were composed, that Peter was already in Rome when Paul arrived there. There may be a kernel of truth in one or another of these traditions, but they are just that: traditions, not necessarily history.
Some of Mr. Aslan’s other claims are just speculations with no supporting evidence, more at home in fiction than in scholarship — for example, that Jesus spent at least 10 years living and working in the city of Sepphoris.
By profession, Mr. Aslan is not a scholar of ancient Judaism or Christianity. He teaches creative writing. And he is a good writer. “Zealot” is not innovative or original scholarship, but it makes an entertaining read. It is also a serious presentation of one plausible portrait of the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Dale B. Martin is the Woolsey professor of religious studies at Yale University.
The following information was sent to me by one of our dear Brothers concerned about our being scammed by the wicked, which is what happened to him:
There are new scams that are dangerous and the latest one is the Verizon phone scam! This one is particularly dangerous because these hackers place a dangerous Trojan worm called the zeus Trojan. This Trojan is very difficult to detect. The hackers hack into your computer through your web address without your knowledge, and then they place this zeus Trojan worm on your system.
What this does is it gives them an extra eye when you log on. They are there in the background watching every move that you make stealing your e-mail pass words, and your banking passwords which they are most interested in so that they can wipe out your bank account!!! In the Verizon phone scam, part of it they call you and then they tell you that Verizon is giving you a reduction in your services e.g., your text messaging and other related data issues. Then they cap it off by having you confirm your address, which is all they need in order
for them to go to the step which is cleaning out your bank account. They have already placed numerous other Trojan worms on your system which don't display any unusual symptoms so not to alarm you to suspect that something is wrong! This guy called me on Friday in the day with this scam.
Thanks to the mercy of YA the guy that was scamming me made a mistake which was he told me that my text message feature would be operational on Shabat. Being that I was observing Shabat I waited until Shabat ended. Then I tried to text my brother, and my phone call to Verizon verified my account was inactive!! That's when a bell went off in my head that something was wrong, so I called Verizon and they told me that a lot of people were calling them reporting what they called a scam!! They put me in touch with the Microsoft technical support team who then ran a scan and found that there were over 5000+trojan worms of every sort deposited on my system. Now I had anti spyware and anti maleware, etc., and they did nothing to stop or warn me about this intrusion. Since I have 2 computers they found the same
problems on both. I knew that this would cost me but thanks to YA!!! I didn't get cleaned out!!!! That's how close I had came to crying hard luck tears and getting cleaned out.
Now it took them about 2 1/2 hrs. to clean up this mess and I was blessed that the crooks didn't reach that final stage!! They charged me $500.00 to fix both computers but with that came they put a monitoring protection so that this would not happen again & they guaranteed it for the lifetime of both computers. The other situation lasts for 2 yrs. to renew the real protection instead of wasting money on the other software that doesn't stop the hackers from breaking in again. They also gave me a list of programs that are laiden with viruses and Trojan worms. So here is the watch out list that they gave me to watch out for:
my pc backup,.search protect,,reg clean pro,power director, cyberlink defender,delta chrome toolbar,optimizer pro,password box,pc performer,price peep,imminent tool bar,advance system protector eminent, ice antivirus,optimizer pro,slow pc fighter,speed up my pc,pc health boost,
speed pc pro,reg.power cleaner pro, search protect,scorpion saver,browser security,find wide.com,save daily deals,palt talk.
If you see any of these programs on your computer you should immediadely contact Microsoft "Certified" Professionals toll free#1800-896-8394. E-Mail:
because you wont be able to remove these lethal programs from your computer! If you see anything flashing with similar programs !!!!! DO NOT OPEN THEM!!! The same with strange emails. Many of these Trojans and viruses you won't notice any unusual symptoms like
crashes or slowdown which are attributed to the older Trojans and viruses. These jokers have perfected these old viruses and Trojans to a new level of undetection.
This is real serious business and should be taken seriously.
Thanks to the blessings from YA I was saved in time. That's why all praises are due to YA!!! To be sure that your system has not been compromised I strongly suggest that you contact the Microsoft Certified Professional team because if you decide to take your computer to someone else you are taking a big risk because there is no guarantee that your person will know how to get rid of the harm and keep it off and also put the right protection on your system so that you can sleep at night and wake up with your funds still belonging to you. I was one who though I was thoroughly protected with the protection programs that were only bandaid solutions to a dangerous cancer.
So be aware and know that this new evil scam is nothing to play with. Also you don't have to pay whatever they charge you in a lump sum. They have installments which won't clean you out and if the price that they quote to you sounds too steep just tell them that you don't have it like that!I They worked out my situation where I arranged to pay it off in 3 payments, so I think it is worth it because they give you a guarantee for the life of your computer or computers, but don't forget to mention it to them.
What I'm seeing here is that the hackers are going after the big companies with the moneyI They already got Target and now Verizon, and who knows who will be next but I believe that they will stay with the telephone companies for a while because these companies generate a fortune in income ! So beware and be wise and stay well.
Submitted by our Brother Omrom
MORE INFORMATION ON SCAMS
This scam is called the New One-Ring Cell Phone Scam:
If your phone rings 1 time and stops. DO NOT ANSWER IT & "DON'T CALL BACK THE NUMBER! If you do you will be plugged into this new cell phone scam! Scammers are using auto-dialers to call cell phones numbers nationwide. They let the phone ring once & then hang up. According to the better business bureau those who call back are connected to a paid international adult entertainment service chat line or other premium service that charges a $19.00 international call fee and per minute fee that are $9 or more according to the (BBB). The 1 ring scam calls appear to come from within the US but typically originate from the Caribbean according to the FTC.
Area codes on the calls are frequently 268,284,473,664,649,767,809.829,849 &876.
The BBC&FTC are urging consumers not to answer or return calls from #’s they don't recognize to avoid becoming a victim of this 1 ring scam. The agencies recommend checking your mobil phone bill carefully & to alert your carrier if you see any unauthorized charges. If you catch the fraud, report it to file a complaint with the federal trade commission and the federal communications commission. So beware Yisrael!!!
In this day of wickedness & evil who knows what will happen next, as satan seems to be having his way in the most evil and wicked behaviors that he continue to use to victimize and ruin our relationship with YA! Hopefully his time will end today, and YA will declare righteousness to bring the light and hope through blessings back to this world. Stay well.
Submitted by our Brother Omrom
William Rivers Pitt |
Diary of a Dying Country
Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:04 By _William Rivers Pitt_
(/author/itemlist/user/44663) , _Truthout_ (http://truth-out.org) | Op-Ed
As crude a weapon as the cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been
hurled against the fabric of life - a fabric on the one hand delicate and
destructible, on the other miraculously tough and resilient, and capable of
striking back in unexpected ways. These extraordinary capacities of life have
been ignored by the practitioners of chemical control who have brought to
their task no "high-minded orientation," no humility before the vast forces
with which they tamper.
- Rachel Carson, "Silent Spring"
It has been snowing all day here, the biggest storm of the season to date.
There is at least a foot piled atop the stacked cordwood outside my office
window, the trees are frosted, and everything is white and silent save for
the hiss of flakes coming to rest. I am not one of those people who detests
winter; in fact, I adore it, because it is beautiful. What I see out my
window in the fading light of this late afternoon reminds me, again, how
truly gorgeous this country is.
And then I remember that it is being wrecked, poisoned, denuded and ruined
for money, and I want to go outside and sit in the snow and listen to it
as it buries me until I am gone from this country that would do such harm to
itself, brazenly and without restraint, for profit.
On Tuesday afternoon, Duke Energy in North Carolina released a press
statement announcing that somewhere between 50,000 and 82,000 tons of coal ash,
which created some 27 million gallons of water polluted with heavy metals
and other poisons, had been accidentally dumped into the Dan River, near the
towns of Danville and Eden. Eden, because God, or Fate, and definitely the
coal industry have a vicious sense of humor. Duke Energy waited 24 hours to
report the spill. They may not have said anything at all, but a security
guard noticed an unusually low water level in what is called an "_ash pond_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_pond) ," which is where this crud is
stored. That low water level means most of the poison had escaped into the river
by the time it was discovered.
The Dan River is a source of drinking water for the region, as the Elk
River was in West Virginia when the coal industry _dumped poison there_
(http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/10/west-virginia-coal-chemical-spill/) a few weeks
ago. According to _EcoWatch_
"The spill is the equivalent of 413 to 677 rail cars of wet coal ash poured
a public drinking water source. If a freight train full
of this toxic waste had derailed, there would have been immediate
notification and quick news coverage in order to inform and protect the public." It
appears at this point to be the third largest coal ash spill in American
_This is what coal ash looks like_ (http://youtu.be/wnoxcgwMtU0) . By
Tuesday afternoon, the Dan River had turned completely grey.
The _worst drought in living memory_
is currently afflicting the State of California and other parts of the
West, severe water restrictions have been put in place, and every available
weather model predicts the situation will "persist or intensify" through April
and beyond. California Republicans have chosen to use the parched
landscape as a way to attack Democrats, claiming that policies including
_environmental protection are to blame for the drought_
...because humans can't cause climate change, but Democrats can cause
droughts, or something.
As it turns out, however, there may be _another explanation_
t-areas/) for why California and much of the West is drying up:
America's oil and gas rush is depleting water supplies in the driest and
most drought-prone areas of the country, from Texas to California, new
research has found. Of the nearly 40,000 oil and gas wells drilled since 2011,
three-quarters were located in areas where water is scarce, and 55% were in
areas experiencing drought, the report by the Ceres investor network found.
Fracking those wells used 97 billion gallons of water, raising new concerns
about unforeseen costs of America's energy rush.
It can take millions of gallons of fresh water to frack a single well, and
much of the drilling is tightly concentrated in areas where water is in
chronically short supply, or where there have been multi-year droughts. In
California, where a drought emergency was declared last month, 96% of new oil
and gas wells were located in areas where there was already fierce
competition for water. The pattern holds for other regions caught up in the oil
and gas rush. Most of the wells in New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming were also
located in areas of high water stress, the report said.
It's not just the West that is being affected by the practice of fracking.
A report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center titled
collected the personal testimonies of dozens of people from all
across the country who are suffering from the aftereffects of natural gas
extraction, processing and waste disposal.
"Across the country," reads the report, "fracking is contaminating
drinking water, making nearby families sick with air pollution, and turning forest
acres into industrial zones. We believe it is vital for the public to hear
directly from people living on the frontlines of fracking, and so
Environment America Research & Policy Center is supporting the Shalefield Stories
project-a booklet designed and published by local activists where people
impacted by fracking tell their stories, in their own words."
is the diary of a dying country.
The Keystone XL Pipeline is under construction, but not yet complete, and
is still awaiting approval from the Obama administration. A few days ago,
the State Department released a report on Keystone XL claiming that there
are no serious environmental concerns regarding the pipeline, despite the
fact that it will be carrying tar sands oil - the dirtiest fossil fuel on the
planet - through America's breadbasket and very close to the most important
water aquifer in the nation.
Beyond the very basic, thousand-times proven fact that the Keystone XL
pipeline will leak, because all pipelines leak _when they are not exploding_
transcanada-inspections-1.2521959) in huge fireballs that lay waste to the
countryside and light up the sky for miles, is the fact that the
extraction process for tar sands oil - before it ever sees the inside of any
pipeline - is actually _more pollutive by two to three orders of magnitude_
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The President of the United States did not deign to give a single damn
about these or _any other inconvenient facts_
Keystone and tar sands oil
when he stood up before the American people during his State of the Union
address last week and talked about "energy independence" in terms so rosy
that they would make an oil baron blush.
He didn't talk to you about any of this...but maybe you might want to talk
to him. The 30-day period for public comment on the Keystone XL pipeline
project has officially begun, and if you have a mind to, _you can speak your
mind on the matter here_
(http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DOS-2014-0003-0001) . Click the blue "Comment Now" button in the upper right
corner and speak your piece.
I would not in any way presume to tell you what to say or how to say it,
and I offer no guarantees that commenting on that site will be anything
other than a waste of time; the damned pipeline is half-built already, the State
Department has blithely brushed off a mountain of extremely unsettling
environmental concerns, so I am pretty much convinced that the president is
going to approve this thing even if God appears before him in the Oval Office
and denounces the project with brimstone and fire. The president doesn't
work for God, and he sure as hell doesn't work for us. He works for the
energy industry that is turning this indescribably beautiful country - this
indescribably beautiful world - into a parched, poisoned wasteland.
Speak your mind anyway, if you feel like it. Unlike the energy policies
that are filling the rivers and the air with poison, drying up the water out
West while making the tap water back East flammable, speaking your mind
does no harm. Who knows? They may even listen. Stranger things have happened,
and you still have time, because the seas have not risen to reclaim us.
CLOSING SCRIPTURE THAT EXALTS THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL:
“I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O Lord,
quicken me according to thy judgment.
They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth.
Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord: quicken me according to thy judgments.
Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word. Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O Lord, according to thy loving kindness.”
Psalm 119:146 – 159