I guess Ibrahim Foxman, clueless Defender of the Shariah, has no problem with this.
The Anti-Defamation League has outlived its usefulness. Time for it to be dissolved.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
My friends, imagine if you will a kind of Einsteinian thought experiment, with the question being:
“Can we posit or theorize a single action that would:
*Make Ahmedinejad and the mullahs go weak in the knees with terror and rage?
*Shock and confuse the worldwide left-progressive mob?
*Refute, delegitimize and invalidate the theory and practice of shariah? And provoke an existential crisis within the ideology of Islam?
*Leave George Soros and his White House puppet utterly confused and humiliated?
*Make courage and inspiration swell in the breast of every true Christian and Jew, and every other human with a soul, on earth?
*This action would instantly halt the largest ongoing process of archeological vandalism since the Taliban blew the Bamyan Buddhas to smithereens; and actually restore one of the most storied and ancient religious sites of all of human history.
*And this single action could be executed by a sovereign, democratic government…without any need for an invasion nor intervention upon any other country.
*And, strictly as an added bonus...MAAAAAAAYYYYYBE even speed the arrival of the Messiah?
Imagine this, all in theory.
If we could posit such an action, would you support it?“
What’s not to like?
Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce the visionary Rabbi Chaim Richman, the international director of the Temple Institute, and a man who along with all of the great folks at the Institute, has devoted his life to rebuilding the Holy Temple of Jerusalem. Yes, the same Temple that was built by King Solomon in 957 B.C.E.; demolished by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.E.; rebuilt by Haggai and Zechariah in 516 B.C.E, and expanded by Herod in 16 C.E.; and then destroyed a second time by Titus in 70 C.E.
This coming Tuesday, April 5, “Rosh Chodesh Nissan” in the Hebrew calendar, Rabbi Richman and his dedicated comrades will host the Second Annual International Temple Mount Awareness Day, webcast live from the holy city of Jerusalem for 6 solid hours. The purpose of this event is to increase support for the many organizations, both in and out of Israel, that are working to rebuild the Holy Temple, on its original spot on Mount Moriah. Informative links to the program can also be found here, here, and here.
Everyone knows that Israel liberated all of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War; but I doubt if anyone knows exactly why, for nearly 44 years (so far), Israel refused to exercise its lawful sovereignty over the single holiest Jewish site, inside its own capital. “It didn’t seem like a good idea at the time,” I guess. But, as we all know, it’s never too late to do the right thing.
[And for those who have been misled into believing that only G-d himself can restore the Holy Temple to its rightful place, you need to listen to any or all of Rabbi Richman's 5-part video series, "The Holy Temple: Man-made or Heaven sent?," based on the teachings of the Rambam/Maimonides, that decisively refutes this pernicious and corrosive myth.]
One argument that has been offered repeatedly over the years is that, ”If Israel does this now, it will destabilize moderate Arab regimes, and threaten the Camp David Accords.” Well, as we review the wreckage of Western Mideast policy in March 2011—with the Muslim Waqf still being allowed to control the Temple Mount-- that argument is the deadest of dead letters, n’est ce pas?
On the merits, there is a compelling case to rebuild the Holy Temple now. The Waqf has delighted in destroying and trashing (as in: bringing to the town dump) as many artifacts from the original Temples as it could, and pursuing a rogue policy of expanding its two sites—the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aksa Mosque without regard for the Jewish archeological treasures that overflow Har HaBayit (the Temple Mount). By commencing the rebuilding project now, and ejecting the waqf from the Temple Mount until it is complete, Israel will be able to preserve or salvage those treasures, in keeping with the universally-recognized high standards of its Antiquities Authority, without the absurd distraction of obscurantist-inspired riots to interfere with their work.
Perhaps most important, by making the inalterable decision to rebuild the Temple, Israel will effectively throw the deadly bucket of water onto the Wicked Witch of Islam. Ever since Khomeini returned to Iran in 1979, revanchist Islam has become bolder and bolder in its threats against both Israel, da Joooooooooooos, and the West in general. Indeed, the last time Muslim zealots felt so free to proclaim a coming “momentous massacre” was in the days of Gamal Abdel Nasser. In 1967.
Nasser trafficked in military threats, was crushed on the battlefield, and was a shadow of his former self until he died a few years after. Today’s Islamists traffic in koranic threats and prophecies, and until now not a single major figure has stood up to address and refute their disgusting libels.
But actions speak louder than words. Once the Jewish Temple is rebuilt and consecrated on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, can you imagine the shock and consternation amongst the Islamists? Instantly, all these odious and lurid koranic sermons against the Jews will be rendered nothing short of ridiculous and laughable; while the faith of the supporters of Israel will be strengthened and vindicated. And will this lead to a more peaceful world?
Well, as a well-known Arabian Muslim said a few years back: “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse.” What would demonstrate the strength of the Jewish people and their faith more conclusively than the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem?
Just last month, what should the vile octogenarian Yusuf Qaradawi bray out to a roaring crowd of Cairo jihadis? That he plans to pray at the alAksa mosque. Imagine if his dream is thwarted by the presence of the third Holy Temple? It might even provoke an aneurysm in the old demon.
Back in 1980, Ronald Reagan was pilloried by the sophisticates and beautiful morons for asserting that America’s (unsuccessful) effort to save South Vietnam from communism was a “noble cause.” Reagan ignored the catcalls, and crushed an incumbent president-sophisticate. That is a lesson for us as we contemplate how close we are to seeing the rebuilding of the Holy Temple in our days, for what nobler cause could conceivably be found on the face of the earth?
Let's all pray that this effort will eventually grow to become much more than a finger in the eye of Satan, something much more decisive:
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 5:47 PM
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Obviously the Man of the Decade, 2010-2020
Geert Wilders addresses the Magna Carta Foundation (too bad the Brits have forgotten about that little document), and is even more magnificent than usual. Therefore I can do no better than link to the AtlasShrugs story about it, without further comment.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 5:49 PM
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
We’ve written before about the visionary Rabbi Chaim Richman, international director of the Temple Institute, and the Institute’s great works. In the hours and days following the murder of the Fogel family in Itamar, Rabbi Richman posted several breaking news items about it on his Facebook page. Yesterday he broadcast an exceptionally insightful and poignant episode of his weekly “Temple Talk” show, on Israel National Radio. yesterday. Commenting to his distinguished co-host, Yitzchak Reuven at 36:14 of the broadcast, Rabbi Richman noted:
“What happened in Itamar, to call them animals is not productive…Here, I’ll talk like the leftists talk: ‘Palestinians that were created in God’s image came and massacred babies.’ My point is, if you think that this was an isolated incident, if you think that these were lone wolves that acted, or even if you think that this is a product of the incitement by the P.A., all of those are not answers, all of those are inaccurate and insufficient. No, no, no, that’s not the point. The point is: this is exactly what is the spirit and the essence of Islam. And we know that very, very well.”
Thank you and well said, Rabbi.
Where are the rabbis in America willing to point out the problems in the Islamic ideology? Where have they been since 2001? Too busy sitting down with glaring imams at mutual respect events at the synagogue? Or raising money for Barack Haman Obama?
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 10:07 AM
Sunday, March 13, 2011
In trying to respond to the latest "Palestinian" atrocity in Israel, I couldn't help but be reminded of soooooooo many similar outrages these people have committed in recent years. These are not errant bombs or bystanders killed by shrapnel that had hit its target...these utterly innocent victims WERE the targets. As are all da Jooooooooos living in Israel.
I've gathered here just a few of these long-ago...maybe not so long-ago crimes, with the emphasis on children, but I had to recall the murder of Erez Levanon: surely this diabolical knife assault on a single Jew praying alone in the forest has to rank up there with the proudest and most emblematic moments of the "Palestinian" national cause. And Rabbi Lazer Brody had this utterly amazing insight on this martyrdom, almost exactly four years ago.
And we'll never forget Tali Hatuel, gunned down in 2004 as she drove to pick her husband up from work. The savages also slaughtered her four daughters, and the infant in her womb:
There was Danielle Shefi, a five-year-old murdered in her own bed in 2002, like the Fogel kids, but shot, not stabbed:
Danielle Shefi's bedroom--look familiar?
Little Shalhevet Pass (2001), and what kind of demons does Allah need to plant in your breast to lay the crosshairs of your sniper's rifle on the forehead of a ten-month-old child?
Come to think of it, pretty much the same demons that would drive you to slash the throats of a 4 year old child and a 3 month old infant, I guess. But who says Islam is satanic?
Ohhhhh, and one little story I'm sure you never read about...I didn't until today. Looky at what a simple IDF checkpoint turned up just 4 days ago:
"Yesterday during a routine security inspection at the Tapuach Junction south of Nablus, Israel Border Police arrested a 20 year old Palestinian man after five pipe bombs and three firebombs ready for detonation and a knife were discovered on his person.
The man was taken for security questioning and the explosives were detonated in a controlled manner by sappers.
Below are some of the photos of the explosives:
Nice knife, huh? I wonder if that's standard issue for all "Palestinian" boys above the age of 12 or so.
And this weekend they passed out cookies on the streets of Gaza to celebrate the massacre of the Fogel family. Yeah, they sure deserve their own state, don't they?