New Record: 10,000 Jewish Worshipers Visit Temple Mount in 3 Months and this doesn't count people like myself that go up independently and are not counted and Archaeologists Discover the Grave of Avraham Stern the Jewish Leonardo da Vinci By David Israel and Eli Kay's message to the world: ‘Take your energy and use it for good things’
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Eli Kay's message to the world: 'Take your energy and use it for good things'
Israel National News - Arutz Sheva spoke with Eli Kay's father about his son, who was murdered in Sunday's terrorist attack in Jerusalem.
Israel National News - Arutz Sheva spoke with Eli Kay's father, Avi Kay, about his son, who was murdered in Sunday's deadly terrorist shooting attack in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Speaking from the family mourning home, Avi Kay says that "I'm clearly numb" but wants to offer thanks for the outpouring of support the family has received as they mourn the loss of their son.
"The amount of support, the love, the connection we've had with all these people. It's just been absolutely phenomenal. People have put themselves out to travel to come to be here to just spend one minute with us, is absolutely phenomenal," he says. "That's what's carrying us at the moment. It's been a very challenging day, to speak to certain people, paramedics, and to understand the mechanics of what happened in the moment. But that's something one has to do and we've now been through that."
He adds: "Thank you to the minister who came through this morning with his police spokesperson, just to be available for us to ask and to go through the story, and unfold the scenario. And we understand there are certain things there are no answers for."
He remembers Eli as an intelligent young man who excelled academically and in life.
"Eli had an amazing head. He did very well academically. But he just lived life, that's why we loved him being here. We loved him coming through the door."
He has a message to impart: "To husbands, to wives, to parents, just grab every day, take every opportunity don't delay. Grab the opportunity. To youngsters, appreciate whatever you've got, whatever you've been given. And the way to show appreciation is to have fun [in life]. And when you do go the army, know that the whole Jewish world is behind you."
Avi Kay with his son Eli OBMRonny Natan
He continues, "As my children have said over and over again: No matter who you are, no matter what color, creed, religion, political persuasion, take on something extra to do that does good and to quote the Lubavitcher Rebbe, 'Random acts of kindness and goodness.'"
He speaks about the horrible experience of having to see Eli's body in the morgue, and how no matter how difficult it was he is using that energy to do good deeds in memory of his late son.
"I just visited my son in the morgue. I was shattered and I walked in and I saw an Arab family sitting there. And I could have gone ballistic, and everyone would have excused it at the moment. And I took that same energy and I went and hugged him. If I could find that fortitude at that moment, we could all find it all the time. Take your energy and use it for good things because negativity just drags everybody down. That would be Eli's message."
New Record: 10,000 Jewish Worshipers Visit Temple Mount in 3 Months and this doesn't count people like myself that go up independently and are not counted
Despite limitations imposed by the Jordanian Muslim Trust, which administers the Temple Mount, the number of Jewish visitors to their holiest site has increased significantly.
By Aryeh Savir, TPS
A new precedent-setting peek was recorded on Wednesday with the counting of 10,000 Jewish worshipers who visited the Temple Mount in less than three months, since the beginning of the Jewish year.
In recent weeks, the number of Jewish worshipers on the Temple Mount has increased between 50% and 80% compared to the same periods in previous years, according to the Yera'eh organization, which monitors Jewish visits to the site.
These numbers do not include the visits of Israelis in military, tourism, and educational settings. These numbers would increase the count by another 10%.
Elishama Sandman of the Year'eh organization noted that the number of Jews visiting the Temple Mount is more than twice that of 2017 when 4,426 Jews ascended to the holy site in the same period.
Jewish worshippers are enabled only limited access in time and space during their visits to the Mount. However, in recent years, the trend of Jewish visits to Judaism's holiest site has only increased.
Archaeologists Discover the Grave of Avraham Stern the Jewish Leonardo da Vinci
Polish archaeologists this week discovered the tomb of famous Jewish inventor Avraham Stern (1762 – 1842), best known for his mechanical calculators which are considered the precursors of cybernetics. The archaeologists dug out of Stern's grave a sewage pipe containing the remains of a prayer book, a leather box with Torah portions, and fragments of a buried Sefer Torah.
Remigiusz Sosnowski, manager of the Jewish cemetery in the Bródno neighborhood of Warsaw, told Fakt that in 1939, two newly built pavilions with toilets were installed in the cemetery, and "we can presume that after this installation, redundant pipes remained in the cemetery or were destroyed during the Nazi bombings."
He explained that, in keeping with Jewish tradition, Torah scrolls that are not usable must not be destroyed but instead should be packed in clay jugs, taken to the cemetery, and buried there. Apparently, in Bródno, a sewage pipe was used as a burial vessel.
The archaeologists were searching for the grave of Antoni Słonimski's great-grandfather. Słonimski (1895 – 1976), was a Polish poet, artist, journalist, playwright, and prose writer, and the founder, in 1918, of the literary movement group Skamander.
In 1842, Avraham Stern's youngest daughter married Słonimski's grandfather, Hayyim Selig Slonimski, the founder of Ha'Tzefirah, the first Hebrew weekly that dealt with the sciences. Antoni Słonimski's father, an ophthalmologist, converted to Christianity when he married a Catholic woman. Antoni Słonimski was born in Warsaw, was baptized, and raised as a Christian.
Starting in 1810, Avraham Stern constructed a series of calculating machines that performed the four basic arithmetic operations and could also extract square roots. As a boy, he worked for a watchmaker in Hrubieszów, where he caught the eye of Stanisław Staszic, a leading figure in the Polish Enlightenment movement who was a Catholic priest, philosopher, geologist, writer, poet, translator, and statesman. Staszic helped Stern settle in Warsaw, which at the time was barred to Jews.
Avraham Stern's first major invention was a mechanical calculator, which he perfected in 1817, and which could calculate the square roots of numbers. This attracted wide attention and led to his election in 1817 to become the first Jewish member of the Warsaw Society of the Friends of Science.
In 1816, and again in 1818, Stern was presented to Tsar Alexander I, who granted him an annual pension of 350 rubles from the state treasury, promising to pay half of this sum to his widow. In the feverish two decades that followed, Stern's career became reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci's, as he developed, in addition to the precursor of the modern computer, a topographical wagon for the measurement of level surfaces, an invention of great value to both civil and military engineers, improved the threshing and harvesting machines of his time, and invented a new form of a sickle.
Stern always remained an Orthodox Jew, wore a yarmulke, and when he stayed in the castle of a Polish nobleman – statesman, diplomat, and author Adam Czartoryski, a Jewish cook was hired to prepare his meals.
Stern was a sworn enemy of Chassidic Judaism which was flourishing in Poland during his lifetime. He was appointed inspector of Jewish schools, censor of Hebrew texts, and member of the Komitet Starozakonnych (Jewish Advisory Council to the Committee for Jewish Affairs). He also designed the rabbinical school in Warsaw.