Yehuda Lave is an author, journalist, psychologist, rabbi, spiritual teacher, and coach, with degrees in business, psychology and Jewish Law. He works with people from all walks of life and helps them in their search for greater happiness, meaning, business advice on saving money, and spiritual engagement.
Compassion for the victims of Lockdowns that don't work
The news today was mixed. The UK's envoy to the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) has condemned mass coronavirus lockdowns, slamming the "ghastly global catastrophe" caused by crashing the world economy.
Dr. David Nabarro from the W.H.O. appealed to world leaders on Saturday, telling them to stop "using lockdowns as your primary control method" of the coronavirus.
He claimed that the only thing lockdowns achieved was poverty – with no mention of the potential lives saved. This is the exact reverse of what we have been hearing, only lives saved counts, not the collateral damage to everyone else's health and well being.
In Israel, regardless of this news, the lockdown is being extended instead of ended.
News 12 presenter Keren Marciano on Saturday night revealed the government's plan for a staggering ending of the countrywide lockdown:
Oct. 18: Opening of kindergartens, both government-run and in the private sector
Nov. 1: Opening of grades 1-4
Nov. 15: Opening of mall stores and gyms
Nov. 29: Opening of restaurants and cafes
Dec. 13: Opening of hotels and B&Bs
Dec. 27: Opening of leisure and culture centers as well as museums
Jan. 10: Opening of 5th-12th grades
Where is the compassion for those whose health has deteriorated—in some cases permanently–because they could not see their heart doctor, physiotherapist, podiatrist, chiropractor, osteopath, or registered massage therapist? Where is the compassion for those now dead from suicides caused by the many destructive impacts of the lockdown?
Where is the compassion for the immigrant who spent years—even decades—working 60-hour weeks to run his restaurant or dry-cleaning business, and who now faces bankruptcy?
Where is the compassion for the millions thrown out of work, many of whom won't have a job to return to even when (or if?) politicians end the lockdown? Where is the compassion for store and restaurant workers who were suddenly robbed of their ability to pay for rent and groceries, and for the factory workers who can't make ends meet?
Where is the compassion for the recovering alcoholic, who was doing well until he lost his job and was forced into isolation, cut off from the effective support that only in-person meetings can provide?
Where is the compassion for the 40-year-old man who was not even aware, prior to the lockdown destroying his job, that he derives so much of his sense of self-worth and significance from supporting his wife, son, and daughter? Where is the compassion for his wife, who now spends all day with an increasingly angry and depressed husband, who will not be able to return to work because his job no longer exists? Where is the compassion for their son and daughter, frightened into the false belief that playing with their friends is a dangerous and even deadly activity?
Where is the compassion for our children and grandchildren, who will be forced to spend their entire adult lives paying off hundreds of billions of dollars of government debt? We can't all live on the government doll forever. The Pied Piper will eventually have to be paid. Where is the compassion for children who, without a credible scientific or medical basis, have been deprived of performing in their school play; competing in the swim meet they had been training so hard for; proudly showing off their talents to mom and dad at a dance or music recital; receiving their awards at a graduation ceremony, and enjoying summer camps?
Compassion is a good and wonderful thing, which can motivate us to take decisive action, and to endure suffering for a good cause. However, to be useful and effective, compassion cannot be divorced from the need to think deeply and carefully about both the pros and the cons of everything we do. Divorced from facts, reality, and reason, compassion can lead to actions that do more harm than good. Harming people through lockdown measures, even if done in the name of compassion, is still harming people.
In every situation of the unknown, there will be people that come up with conspiracy theories that say, various people are at cause. There is an old line that says if you think the whole world is out to get you, you are paranoid. If they really are chasing after you, you are in reality. Objecting to the Shutdowns does not make you crazy or uncompassionate for those suffering from Covid. It is a reality that people are suffering, and as UN Envoy Dr. David Nabarro says other alternatives must be explored.
To explore these issues, I gave a zoom class last Wednesday, October 14th, Israel Time at 7:30 PM. That works out to 12:30 PM in New York and 9:30 AM in California.
The title of the class was:
Do the Pandemic and American Presidential Election mean we in the Messianic Age and secondly Lockdowns do not work, so why does the government keep making us "Prisoners of Zion"? I have attached the Youtube video of the class below
May G-d have compassion on all of us, not just Covid victims.
Record Asteroids In 2020 Means 'Final Redemption Approaching'
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Israel365News -
The media has been swamped with COVID-19 updates and election news but a quick look reveals that a surprising number of asteroids have come in close proximity to the earth and even more are on the way. In fact, the number of asteroids whizzing past is increasing exponentially and despite improving technology, NASA is missing far more than it catches.
2020: THE YEAR OF THE ASTEROID
The year started out in ominous fashion in January as 14 asteroids were reported to be on track to pass Earth. On measured 1,800 feet across, making it wider than the Empire State Building is tall.
In April, an asteroid known as 1998 OR2, measuring between 1.1 and 2.5 miles wide and traveling at a speed of around 19,500 mph (miles per hour), was classified as "potentially hazardous" just before it made a close approach to the Earth.
In August, 2020 QG flew 1,830 miles over the Indian Ocean, making it the closest known non-impacting asteroid on record. Measuring in at 10-20 feet across and traveling at a meager at 27,600 miles per hour, the asteroid was not considered a threat which is fortunate since NASA first noticed it six hours before it whizzed past.
On September 24, 2020 SW, an asteroid about the size of an RV or small school bus, passed within 13,000 miles of the Earth's surface, which is about 7% of the moon's distance from the planet, traveling at an astonishing 17,000 miles per hour. Despite the disturbingly close pass, NASA assured the public that there was nothing to worry about and that such near-misses happened several times each year, though the space agency admitted they could not detect such asteroids until they were very close.
Which would explain why two other significantly larger asteroids passed close by that same week. 2020 RO measuring about 426 feet in diameter passed by the Earth on September 25 at a distance of 3.6 million miles. 2020 PM7 measuring 656 feet passed by four days later at a closer distance of 1.78 million miles. In fact, a total of 21 asteroids passed by Earth between September 25 and October 2.
Perhaps the most astonishing pass will come in October when 2020 SO will come so close that astronomers predict it will enter into an orbit around the Earth, accompanying us until May next year as a min-moon. 2020 SO is small, estimated at 6-12 meters across, leading some astronomers to suggest it may be man-made, perhaps a cast off rocket booster.
And three potential, albeit unlikely, impacts could take place before the US presidential elections on November 3. The most likely candidate for colluding with the Earth is 2018 VP which will cross Earth's orbit on November 2. Experts assure the public that the most likely scenario is that 2018 VP will fly past our planet without making an impact. Even if it does collide with the Earth, a 1 in 240 possibility according to the experts, the two-meter wide asteroid will burn up harmlessly in our atmosphere.
A large asteroid, 1,640 feet across, labeled (153201) 2000 WO107 will fly past the earth at 11.19 times the Earth-moon distance on November 29. Despite its size, astronomers will have to be quick since it will be traveling at 56,080 miles per hour.
NASA: WELL-EQUIPPED BUT STILL FAILING TO PREDICT NEAR-MISSES
The phenomenon is so prevalent that NASA established the Near Earth Object (NEO) program in 1998 to track asteroids that were on a trajectory that would bring them close to home and that measured 460 feet in diameter or larger. Since its inception, the NEO has identified almost one million asteroids with 90 percent of them measuring larger than 3,200 feet across. To be qualified as having a close approach, the NEO must be within 121 million miles of the Sun and within 30 million miles of Earth's orbit around the sun.
Despite these impressive statistics, the NEO has logged some significant misses. On July 24, an asteroid named 2019 OK came within 40,400 miles of Earth.
The Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) was established in 2016 to detect any potentially hazardous object. Since the PDCO was established, at least four major impacts have been reported. Only three impact events have been successfully predicted in advance, usually by only a few hours. Currently, predictions are mainly based on cataloging asteroids years before they are due to impact. This works well for larger asteroids as they are easily seen from a long distance but is ineffective for predicting smaller objects that can still be quite destructive.
ASTEROIDS SETTING THE STAGE FOR FINAL REDEMPTION
Yuval Ovadia, whose films on Nibiru have garnered hundreds of thousands of views, noted that asteroid sightings have been on the rise for the past ten years, but this year is on an entirely new scale.
"This is not simply a matter of better technology and telescopes," Ovadia noted. "In fact, NASA and the major observatories have missed most of the asteroids that entered the atmosphere. And you can be sure that even more went entirely unnoticed, passing over uninhabited parts of the planet of the open seas."
As an illustrative example, Ovadia referred to the Chelyabinsk Event. On 15 February 2013 a meteor approximately 66 ft entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia at a speed of approximately 40,000 mph. Due to its high velocity and shallow angle of atmospheric entry, the object exploded in an airburst over Chelyabinsk Oblast, at a height of around 18.5 miles, releasing 26 to 33 times as much energy as that released from the atomic bomb detonated at Hiroshima. The object was undetected before its atmospheric entry, in part because its radiant was close to the Sun. Its explosion created panic among local residents. About 1,500 people were injured seriously enough to seek medical treatment and some 7,200 buildings in six cities across the region were damaged by the explosion's shock wave.
16 hours later, 367943 Duende, an asteroid approximately 100 feet in diameter, passed within 17,200 miles of the earth.
Ovadia explained that Jewish sources describe a star that will appear in the end of days, wreaking havoc but not destroying the world, what many refer to as Nibiru.
"As Nibiru approaches, more asteroids will appear," Ovadia said. "Nibiru is described in Jewish sources as a star, not as an asteroid. But as it approaches, it pushes asteroids ahead of it like a ship pushes water in front of it."
The appearance of a star is explicitly described in the Bible as a sign presaging the arrival of the Messiah.
Ovadia explained that the renowned medieval scholar Maimonides described the prophecy of Balaam in the Bible as referring to astronomical phenomena presaging the Messiah.
What I see for them is not yet, What I behold will not be soon: A star rises from Yaakov, A scepter comes forth from Yisrael; It smashes the brow of Moab, The foundation of all children of Shet. Numbers 24:17
Ovadiah suggested that due to all of the natural catastrophes and political upheavals, the drastic increase in asteroids went unnoticed.
"Of course, everything is part of the divine plan," Ovadia said. "But we see by what is happening in the world, by the way people are acting, that the Final Redemption is approaching. The Bible speaks about politics because it is a powerful expression or social morality. In the end, it will be clear how everything is interconnected: politics, religion, nature, war, catastrophes. Everything is in the purview of God."
"It is clear we are living in powerful times, fateful times," Ovadia said. "It is becoming clear that America and Europe are not safe. And the governments are making it worse by causing division among the people. They should be bringing the people together in prayer and repentance. The safest place in the world will be here in Israel."
Head IMAM Of Temple MT Panics, Muslims Acknowledge Temple Exists
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowirz, Israel365News -
A prominent Palestinian religious leader slammed the Gulf States for normalizing relations with Israel by claiming that the Abraham Accords are based on the "false Zionist narrative" that the Jewish Temples once stood on the Temple Mount.
TEMPLE MOUNT SERMON SLAMMING "ZIONIST NARRATIVE
In a sermon on Friday, Sheikh Ekrima Sa'id Sabri, the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem appointed by Yasser Arafat and the current head of the Temple Mount Islamic council, warned that Israel has been successful in marketing the "Zionist narrative" that the Al Aqsa Mosque is situated on land that was once part of the Jewish Temple.
Sabri warned that Israel had succeeded in persuading some Arab leaders to accept the "Zionist narrative" of Jewish Temples once standing on the Temple Mount. Sabri claimed that it was this false narrative that led to the normalization of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with Israel. On the other hand, he condemned the incompetence of Muslims in marketing the Islamic narrative by clerics and the media.
The Sheikh warned that the "occupation" and the settlers are working to take over specific places in the al-Aqsa. In this statement, Sabri is incorrectly using the term "Al Aqsa' to refer to the entire Temple Mount rather than just the silver-domed mosque at the southern end of the Temple Mount complex.
Sabri claimed that Israel did not respect the sanctity of Al-Aqsa, He claimed that Israel is working to sever the ties between Muslims and the site by creating "delusions" among "settlers" (Jews who live in Judea and Samaria). According to Sabri, this illusion was built around a false narrative that "Palestine" was the land that Jews had a right to, and that the Temple will be built on the ruins of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
According to Sabri, Israel's "greed" does not stop and is also reflected in daily "infiltrations" to Al-Aqsa in an attempt to impose a new reality. Again, since Jews are not permitted to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque, it is clear that Sabri is using the term 'Al-Aqsa' to refer to the entire Temple Mount.
FALSE ISLAMIC NARRATIVE
Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a senior lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University, unpacked Sabri's comments, noting the tenuous connection between Islam and the Temple Mount.
"There is no mention of Jerusalem or the Temples in the Koran," Dr. Kedar said, "The Koran does relate that Allah told the Jews to go into the land and they refused. This is, of course, the Biblical story of the spies after the Exodus from Egypt."
Though the Jewish Temple are not explicitly mentioned in the Koran, they are undoubtedly the basis for the Muslim presence at the site.
"However, Jerusalem is referred to in the hadith as Bayit al-Maqdis, which is the Arabic translation of the Hebrew, 'Beit Hamikdash' (house of the holy, i.e. the Temple), Dr. Kedar said. "No doubt this is what the Jews called the Temple Mount and the Arabs took this and translated it."
Islam and Judaism a
Dr. Kedar emphasized that the current conflict leading to a Muslim ban on Jewish worship at the Temple Mount was not always the case.
"In the seventh century, Jews viewed the beginnings of Islam as a sign the geula (redemption) was coming," Dr. Kedar said. "For hundreds of years, the Byzantine Christians barred the Jews from entering Jerusalem. In the seventh century, the new Muslim religion allowed Jews to come to Jerusalem. Jews viewed Islam in a positive light as it resembled Judaism, having taken many elements including Biblical stories from Judaism.
"This positive Jewish attitude was reciprocated by the Muslims as the Jews were not trying to establish a Jewish state on Muslim land. Jews were everywhere in Arab and Muslim countries and the Arabs viewed them as the elite. There is a hadith that relates how Jews were permitted to bring incense to the area of the Holy of Holies on the Temple Mount in the eighth century."
Dr. Kedar explained that using the term 'Al Aqsa' to refer to the entire Temple Mount is a recent phenomenon that is entirely based in a flawed political narrative.
During the Ottoman Empire, there were periods when Jews not only prayed on the Temple Mount, but the Jews were permitted to burn incense to be burned on the rock inside the Dome of the Rock where the Holy of Holies once stood," Dr. Kedar said. "This was because it was based on Islamic sources. This should have been the status quo."
Dr. Kedar explained that the Abraham Accords did not refer to Jerusalem at all, and this is hugely problematic for the Palestinian leadership.
"The Jerusalem issue is much less important to the Gulf States, which is a matter of enormous concern for Sheikh Sabri," Dr. Kedar explained. "Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are at the epicenter of the Palestinian story. Without Jerusalem and Al Aqsa, the Palestinian issue has almost no meaning. It is like whiskers without a cat. This is why they keep repeating the allegation that the Jews have no connection to the Temple Mount or Jerusalem even though this flies in the face of all recorded history."
"In Islam, religion is used to give legitimacy to political issues. The Saudis do this, as does Iran and Turkey. Religion and politics in Islam are inseparable. Islam without political power is nothing."
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Yehuda Lave, Spirtiual Advisor and Counselor
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