Sunday, December 13, 2020

Down with Chanukah-My Jewish Press Article and There was a man with two faces in his skull and the history of time zones-not adopted until 1883 and More Findings Untold Archaeology of the Temple Mount — Rare Footage and COVID-skeptic professor ‘wasn’t wrong overall, he was just ahead of his time’ and Happy Chanukah Day Three

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Down with Chanukah-My Jewish Press article

The battle against the most dangerous of all Jewish holidays – Chanukah.

It is a measure of the total ignorance of the world community that there is no holiday that is more universally celebrated than the "Feast of Lights". However, this year we will be locked down in our homes in both California and New York, and Israel, prohibited from going out on the street, or will be fined or jailed.

For if ever there was a holiday that stands for everything against that the last 10 months has turned us into sheep – it is this one. If one would find an event that is truly rooted in everything that the people of our times and their leaders have rejected and, indeed, attacked – it is this one. If there is any holiday that is more "unJewish" in the sense of our modern beliefs and practices of becoming sheep that have to follow every medical directive no matter how unscientific.

It is surely not the Chanukah for which the Maccabees themselves died. Truly, could those whom we honor so munificently, return, and see what the world condition has become, they might very well begin a second Maccabean revolt. For the life that people are leading today was the very cause, the REAL reason for the revolt of the Jews "in those days in our times."

What happened in that era more than 2000 years ago? What led a handful of Jews to rise up in violence against the enemy? And precisely who WAS the enemy? What were they fighting FOR and who were they fighting AGAINST?

For years, the people of Judea had been the vassals of Greece. True independence as a state had been unknown for all those decades and, yet, the Jews did not rise up in revolt. It was only when the Greek policy shifted from mere political control to one that attempted to suppress the Jewish religion that the revolt erupted in all its bloodiness.

It was not mere liberty that led to the Maccabean uprising that we so passionately applaud. What we are really cheering is a brave group of Jews who fought and plunged Judea into a bloodbath for the right to observe the Sabbath, to follow the laws of kashruth, to obey the laws of the Torah.

Had we lived in those days we would certainly not have done what they did for everyone knows that the laws of the Torah are not really Divine but only the products of evolution and men No, at best Chanukah emerges as a needless holiday if not a foolish one. Poor Hannah and her seven children; poor Mattathias and Judah; poor well-meaning chaps all but hopelessly backward and utterly unnecessary sacrifices.

But there is more. Not only is Chanukah really a foolish and unnecessary holiday, but it is also one that is dangerously fanatical and illiberal. Who are we to suggest that lockdowns which have shown to accomplish killing the world's economy are not divine. Who are we to suggest that maybe the sick should be isolated and not the healthy.

Is this the kind of a holiday we wish to propagate? Are these the kinds of men we want our moral and humanistic children to honor? Is this the kind of Judaism that we wish to observe and pass on to our children?

Where shall we find the man of courage, the one voice, in the wilderness to cry out against Chanukah and the Judaism that it represents-the Judaism of our grandparents and ancestors? Where shall we find the man of honesty and integrity to attack the idiotic government decrees the Judaism of violence that calls for Jewish force and might against the enemy?

When shall we find the courage to proudly pray in our synagogues and not reject all the separateness, nationalism and religious maximalism that Chanukah so ignobly represents? …Down with Chanukah! It is a regressive holiday that merely symbolizes the Judaism that always was; the Judaism that was handed down to us from Sinai; the Judaism that made our ancestors ready to give their lives for the L-rd; the Judaism that young people instinctively know is true and great and real. Such Judaism is dangerous for us and our leaders. We must do all in our power to bury it.

The Three Musketeers at the Kotel
Untold Archaeology of the Temple Mount — Rare Footage

Sergio & Rhoda in Israel

Archaeology at the Temple Mount is strictly forbidden. However, over the past hundred years, the Temple Mount went through many renovations, during which archaeologists were able to document incredible findings. These findings and much more we reveal in this video.

We will enter the Temple Mount through the Moors Gate, walk to the Dome of the Rock and examine where the Ark of the Covenant could have stood, see the Golden Gate, and then peak into the archives of the Al-Aqsa mosque to find out what lies underneath it.

So join us for this adventure as we explore the Temple Mount.


Temple Mount guide book --

Temple Mount Sifting Project --

A special thanks to Leen Ritmeyer who provided the illustrations and much of the information in his incredible book "Jerusalem: The Temple Mount - A Carta Guide Book". We highly recommend to get a copy —

A History of Time Zones

Today we use time zones to standardize the clock from place to place, but for most of history that difference was merely relative, and never exact. It wasn't until relatively recently that anyone made an effort to standardize time with a set of rules. The History Guy recalls the forgotten story of how the world developed a system of uniform standard time.

This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As very few images of the actual event are available in the Public Domain, images of similar objects and events are used for illustration.

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There was a man with two faces in his skull

It's a made skull of an example of Edward Mordrake's skull. The man was born with 2 faces.

Although his second face could only laugh and cry, Moredrake begged doctors to remove his extra face because he claimed that it would whisper horrific things to him.

Mordrake committed suicide at the age of 23.

COVID-skeptic professor 'wasn't wrong overall, he was just ahead of his time'

Health Ministry Deputy Director Prof. Itamar Grotto was asked by Yediot Ahronot when Israel would return to normal: 'I believe on Purim.'

Outgoing Health Ministry Deputy Director Prof. Itamar Grotto this evening was asked directly by Yediot Ahronot when we can return to routine.

"I said it before and I haven't changed my mind: I believe that on Purim we can return to an almost normal routine."

"Purim comes after winter, and it marks a year since the disease appeared in the West. After we organized and experienced all the seasons under the disease, we'll all get used to the new situation and learn to adapt to it. At that point we'll have more technological solutions. A whole series of steps that will all do the job together."

"The new routine will be a combination of behaviors and rules, of technology, vaccines, and tests. Each such thing will have its own value, and in the end we'll create a circle we'll learn to live with. Our entertainment will also be conducted under such rules - restaurants, weddings; everything will be conducted according to restrictive rules. It'll be a different routine. Epidemics make long-term changes, that you sometimes don't remember what caused. We may not remember in a few years why we greet with the elbow. The new things will become a part of our lives."

According to him: "People won't want to be vaccinated, so only some will be vaccinated. Of course there's also the possibility that the vaccines will only be good for a few months. In my gut feeling, this disease will stay with us for several years, and maybe even forever, and become another type of flu, especially in winter. In the end we'll learn to live with it."

What about masks? When will we get rid of them? "That's already more complex. We may have to keep using them in the coming years when we go out shopping."

Grotto said, "We can live normally, even if the virus continues to exist among us."

"You sound a bit like Yoram Lass," the interviewer told Grotto, who replied, "By and large, Yoram Lass wasn't wrong, he was just ahead of his time. So was Prof. Rothstein of Hadassah, who offered tests to the entire population. Then, it wasn't practical, now that's exactly what we're doing."

Professor Lass responded to Grotto, telling Arutz Sheva: "The doctors surrendered to the politicians. For example, on the subject of masks that photograph well and give politicians a sense of control over the innocent public as well as 'governance'. Deputy Director Prof. Grotto resigned, stepped out from the control of politicians, and then said what he had to say."

Last week Lass retweeted earlier statements by Grotto that seem to contradict his more recent pronouncements regarding face mask effectiveness.

In an April 30th, 2009 article in Haaretz by Roni Linder entitled Swine Flu - Health Ministry: Face masks are ineffective and even dangerous, Grotto said: "In studies conducted in the world, the use of masks has not been proven effective."

He continued: "The use of masks can even be dangerous, if done incorrectly. If, for example, the mask stays on the face for too long, is touched and moisture accumulates in it, it can become a breeding ground for viruses, so improper use is dangerous."

The article went on to say: "Grotto added that in most countries in the world the health authorities do not recommend the use of masks. However, medical staff are of course advised to use masks, as in their case the use is correct and especially short-term."

Lass retweeted the Haaretz article under the heading: "Both the Health Ministry and health reporter Roni Linder turned on us, by no guilt of our own."

Copenhagen University's Professor Henning Bundgaard spoke about his randomized control trial study into the protective effects of face masks. In an interview, Bundgaard stated that according to the study, "it would take 300 people wearing a mask for a month to protect one person from getting an infection."

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