Thursday, March 29, 2018

A Passover Mock Sacrifice at the Davidson Center and coins found near the Temple Mount

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Yehuda Lave, Spiritual Advisor and Counselor

If your childhood memories are clouded with images of physical or emotional abuse, neglect or trauma,one concept for dealing with them is do not try to eliminate those memories. Instead, allow them to remind you of what you need to give yourself NOW. For example, if you never heard a compliment or a word of praise, then praise yourself NOW especially for all the "little" things you do to keep yourself healthy and safe throughout the day. You made hundreds of important decisions - to brush your teeth, bathe, what to wear, what to buy, to eat healthy foods and to stop eating when full, to make phone calls to those you love and distance yourself from toxic people, etc. NOTICE, NOTICE, NOTICE. CHEER, CHEER, CHEER! There is a little child within you who has been waiting to be well-parented, with love and compassion.

Especially with Passover starting tomorrow, the holiday of thangsgiving, thank yourself and G-d for every thing in your life.

Love Yehuda Lave


The ceremony, that included that slaughtering of a lamb and a demonstration of the work of the Kohanim, was attended by senior national-religious rabbis.BY UDI SHAHAM  MARCH 26, 2018 22:37  MK Yehuda Glick participates in "Passover sacrifice" ritual on the foot of the Temple Mount  Yehuda Glick participates in "Passover sacrifice" ritual on the foot of the Temple Mount (Udi Shaham/The Jerusalem Post)


Hundreds of activists and supporters attended the annual exercise of the Passover sacrifice that was conducted for the first time next to the Southern Wall, at the foot of the Temple Mount.

In the past years, the ceremony was conducted in various locations far from the Temple Mount itself, such as the Old City, Mount Olives and Kiryat Moshe at the entrance to Jerusalem. The fact that both Israel Police and the Jerusalem Municipality permitted them to conduct the ceremony in that located might indicate a warming of ties between officials and the Temple Mount activists, as well on the growing popularity of the movement.The ceremony on Monday, which included the slaughtering of two lambs, and a demonstration of the work of the Kohanim, was attended by senior National Religious rabbis including Yisrael Ariel and Dov Lior. MK Yehudah Glick (Likud), a former senior Temple Mount activist, attended the event as well.

"I am happy that were are having it here at the foot of the Temple Mount," Glick told The Jerusalem Post. "We started here over a decade and a half ago, with just a handful of people – and now we have hundreds of people coming."

Assaf Fried, a spokesman for the Temple Mount Activists Movement, said he was thrilled with the event, adding that "when 10,000 will attend, we will do it up on the Temple Mount itself."

Left-wing activists protested against the authorities who allowed the event to take place in such location.

Video including Yehuda Glick speaking at:


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Nothing Kosher About a Cloned Pig Author: Zach Weinberger

- Once considered outrageous to even raise in a civilized and learned conversation concerning the complex laws of kashrut, it now appears that an Israeli rabbi by the name of Yuval Cherlow has deemed it totally legit for Jews to consume pig products as long as they are cloned. 03/26/2018 Nothing Kosher About a Cloned Pig Author: Zach Weinberger Views: 366

Once considered outrageous to even raise in a civilized and learned conversation concerning the complex laws of kashrut, it now appears that an Israeli rabbi by the name of Yuval Cherlow has deemed it totally legit for Jews to consume pig products as long as they are cloned.

Last Thursday, it was reported that Rabbi Cherlow told the Ynet news web site that "Cloned meat produced from a pig shall not be defined as prohibited for consumption – including with the milk."

According to a report published in Newsweek, Cherlow is advocating for "rabbinic approval of cloned meats in order to reduce animal suffering, decrease meat industry pollution and stamp out starvation."

In an interview last Wednesday with the Israeli paper Yedioth Ahronoth, Rabbi Cherlow postulates that cloned meat would not be subject to the same Kashrut dietary laws that guide what is kosher, or "fit," for consumption by Jews. He proffers the theory that according to the halachic system of governance of the laws of kashrut, "when a pig's cell is used and food is produced from the genetic material, the cell actually loses its original identity, and therefore it cannot be defined as a prohibited food, nor can it be eaten as milk."

The New York Post reports that Rabbi Cherlow, a talmudic scholar from the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization was apparently referring to the burgeoning movement where the cells of an animal are used to grow meat in a lab, rather than to clone live animals. Cherlow also asserts that "it wouldn't even be considered as meat, so you can consume it concurrently with dairy."

Speaking to the NYP last week, Crown Heights pizza ship owner Shemi Harel said that he would be open to serve the cloned pig to his customers "if the store's certified rabbi" grants him approval to use it. He added that this might be a customer favorite because "People are curious – they've never tasted it and they're curious to try it."

On the other side of the vast spectrum of Orthodox Jewish thought, some rabbis have essentially labeled this new kashrut revelation as nothing but hogwash.

Rabbi Menachem Genack, the head of the Orthodox Union's division of kosher products told the NYP that a cloned pig is no more kosher than a traditional pig which has split hooves but does not chew its cud which renders it absolutely not kosher. "That which derives from something that is not kosher is not kosher," he told the paper.

Simcha Klein, 25, a manager at Kehilla Butcher Store in the tight Jewish enclave of Boro Park in Brooklyn told the New York Post that "I'm not a scientist, but this sounds crazy to me."

Just in Time for Passover: Coins from revolt against Romans found near Temple Mount

Archaeologists discover dozens of 'freedom coins' from Jewish Revolt against Rome in cave near Temple Mount.

Contact Editor Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/03/18 14:40 Share
The 'freedom coins' Dr. Eilat Mazar  Hebrew University

Bronze coins, the last remnants of a four-year Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire, were found near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

These bronze coins were discovered by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar during renewed excavations at the Ophel, located below the Temple Mount's southern wall.

These 1.5cm bronze coins were left behind by Jewish residents who hid in a large cave (7x14 meters) for four years (66-70 C.E.) - from the Roman siege of Jerusalem, up until the destruction of the Second Temple and the city of Jerusalem.

While several of the coins date to the early years of the revolt, the great majority are from its final year, otherwise known as, "Year Four" (69-70 CE). Significantly, during the final year, the Hebrew inscription on the coins was changed from "For the Freedom of Zion" to "For the Redemption of Zion," a shift which reflects the changing mood of the rebels during this period of horror and famine.

"A discovery like this - ancient coins bearing the words "Freedom" and "Redemption" - found right before the Jewish Festival of Freedom - Passover - begins is incredibly moving," shared Dr. Mazar.

In addition to Hebrew inscriptions, the coins were decorated with Jewish symbols, such as the four Biblical plant species: palm, myrtle, citron and willow, and a picture of the goblet that was used in the Temple service.

Many broken pottery vessels, including jars and cooking pots, were also found in the cave. According to Mazar, it is remarkable that this cave was never discovered by subsequent residents of Jerusalem nor used again after the Second Temple period. As a result, the cave acts as a veritable time capsule of life in Jerusalem under the siege and during the four-year revolt against the Roman Empire.

The new finds all date back to the time of the rebellion and were found in the Ophel Cave directly above a Hasmonean Period layer that was situated at the base of the cave. A more complete report of these findings will be published in the third volume of the Ophel excavations; the second is being published this week.

According to Mazar, the coins were well preserved, probably because they were in use for such a short time. A similar number of "Year Four" coins were found near Robinson's Arch, near the Western Wall, by Professor Benjamin Mazar, Eilat Mazar's grandfather. He conducted the Temple Mount excavations right after Israel's Six Day War, on behalf of Hebrew University's Institute of Archaeology.

The Ophel excavations are situated within the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park, which is managed by the National Parks and Gardens Authority and the Eastern Jerusalem Development Company. Funding was generously provided by the Herbert W. Armstrong College of Edmond, Oklahoma, whose students participate in the digs

See you tomorrow

Anticipate with joy and Love the coming special holiday of Passover, where we reset ourselves with Mitzvat for the coming year. Spring is here and with it Joy

Love Yehuda Lave

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