Oldest Hebrew Mention of Jerusalem on Papyrus from 7th Century BCE!

A rare, ancient papyrus dating back 2,700 years to the First Temple Period is the earliest extra-biblical source to mention Jerusalem, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Judah, in Hebrew writing.

The document was formally unveiled by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) on Wednesday morning, just as UNESCO voted to deny any Jewish connection to Jerusalem.

The IAA’s Amir said this is “an important and special find that bears witness to the historical relationship between the Land of Israel and Jerusalem, and the Jewish people.”

“The discovery of the papyrus on which the name of our capital Jerusalem is written is further tangible evidence that Jerusalem was and will remain the eternal capital of the Jewish people,” stated Israel’s Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev.

 

Watch the video below to learn more about this remarkable discovery.

Temple Service Could Be One Week Away as Sanhedrin Appoints High Priest

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“For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge and they should seek the law at his mouth; for he is the messenger of Hashem of hosts.” Malachi 2:7 (The Israel Bible™)

Rabbi Baruch Kahane, shown here offering the Omer (barley) sacrifice to God in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, has been appointed as High Priest by the nascent Sanhedrin. (Photo: Abba Richman)

Rabbi Baruch Kahane, shown here offering the Omer (barley) sacrifice to God in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, has been appointed as High Priest by the nascent Sanhedrin. (Photo: Abba Richman)

A significant step was recently taken towards reinstating the Temple service when the nascent Sanhedrin selected Rabbi Baruch Kahane as the next Kohen Gadol (high priest). The selection was made as a precaution for Yom Kippur. If the political conditions should change, allowing the Jews access to the Temple Mount, they will be required by Torah law to bring the sacrifices. Rabbi Kahane is confident that if that should happen, Temple service could begin in less than one week.

 

Rabbi Kahane is a prominent scholar, knowledgeable in the complicated laws pertaining to the subject of the Temple Service. He is part of the Halacha Berurah Institute, established by Rabbi Avraham Isaac HaCohen Kook, the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, which deals with the elucidation of Jewish law from its Talmudic sources (Oral Law) and commentaries. He has played a prominent role in all the reenactments of the Temple services performed to date.

This year has already seen much Temple-oriented activity: the Temple Institute has created a registry of kohanim; established a school for educating men of the priestly class in the details of the Temple service; and performed reenactments on all the holidays, including the especially significant Passover sacrifice.

Kohanim blowing silver trumpets in a reenactment of a Temple service. (Photo: The Temple Institute)

Kohanim carry lambs in a reenactment of a Temple Passover sacrifice. (The Temple Institute)

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Where is the Holy Temple? Are We Still Living with the Biblical Spies?

As we pray at the Western Wall and gaze up at the Temple Mount, we cannot help but wonder why there is no Holy Temple today. Does it have anything to do with the slanderous report of the spies in the times of Moses?

Although we cannot claim to understand the ways of God or even attempt to do so, we do know that the day set aside for the destruction of both Temples, the 9th of Av, had its roots in the times of the Jewish people’s first journey to the Land of Israel.

Tisha b’Av – the ninth day of Av, the day of destruction of the Holy Temple – was destined for tragedy when the Jewish people accepted the slanderous “report of horrors” from the delegation of spies. But it wasn’t supposed to be that way.

The Torah portion called Shlach (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41), Hebrew for the command to send, tells the story of perhaps the most tragic and failed mission of the Jewish People in their history. Ignoring God’s promise that the Jews would successfully conquer and inherit the Land of Israel, a delegation of 12 dignitaries, representing each of the tribes, was sent out by Moses to see for themselves what Israel was really all about. Read more

A New Gate in Jerusalem!

Amichai and Rina Ariel, the parents of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel, went up to the Temple Mount on Tuesday morning July 12th, along with numerous friends and supporters to dedicate and rename the Mughrabi gate to Hallel Gate. Roughly between 600-1,000 people came from all over Israel to show their support for the Temple Mount and the Ariel family.

Tzfat Chief Rabbi declares ‘next step is the Temple Mount’

Rabbi Eliyahu reveals growing spiritual awakening seen in Lag B’Omer festivities, next stage is ‘going up to the Mount, nothing less.’

Ahead of the Lag B’Omer celebrations on Wednesday night, Tzfat (Safed) Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu spoke to Arutz Sheva about the spiritual awakening of the Jewish nation in Israel – and declared the “next step” in that process is to control the Temple Mount.

By Arutz Sheva Staff, First Publish: 5/25/2016, 11:24 AM

The Mount, which was the site of the First and Second Temples and is the holiest site in Judaism, remains under the de facto control of the Jordanian Waqf despite having been liberated in the 1967 Six Day War. The Waqf bans Jews from praying at the site and imposes harsh limitations and discrimination at the holy site. Read more

Israeli Activist May Golan: Temple Mount and Tel Aviv

45,711 refugees and asylum seekers live in Israel as of April 2015, of which 92% are from Eritrea or Sudan. Many of them are Muslim fanatics and have caused a serious problem in Southern Tel-Aviv where many of them have been settled by the Israeli government.

May Golan has been campaigning for this serious issue of the lawlessness of Southern Tel-Aviv due to the refugees and asylum seekers to be covered by the mainstream leftist dominated media for years. Thanks to her perseverance, it has become a hot issue picked up by the political parties all the way to the Prime Ministers Office.

May Golan and her genuine passion shines through in all of her media contributions, not just to fight for the poor and downtrodden peoples of South Tel Aviv – but for all Jews that care to maintain and if necessary fight for the State of Israel to remain the established home of the Jewish people. ​

May Golan has founded the “The Hebrew City” movement in which she fights for the Jewish identity of Southern Tel-Aviv.

For more information on May Golan go to: http://www.maygolan.com/

Islamic Movement accuses Israel of ‘Judaizing’ al-Aqsa Mosque

Deputy head of Islamic Movement says Israel, and particularly Yehuda Glick, conduct ‘racist Talmudic ceremonies’ in al-Aqsa Mosque.

By Dalit Halevi First Publish: 3/19/2016, 7:23 PM

Kamil al-Khatib, the deputy head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, is accusing Arab officials of giving a green light to “Judaizing actions” around the al-Aqsa Mosque.

He also says that the officials incite against the Islamic Movement in order to ban its activities and neutralize the group in its struggle. Read more

Thousands of Iranian soldiers stage mock siege of Temple Mount

By DANIEL J. ROTH
Sat, 21 Nov 2015, 12:23 PM

Constructing a plastic replica of the al-Aksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock, Iranian media reports tens of thousands of soldiers staged exercises dubbed ‘Towards the Holy City.”

Photo credit: FARS

Thousands of Iranian paramilitary forces participated in mock drills and exercises simulating the capture of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Iran’s semi-official Farsnews agency reported Friday. Read more

For Zion Sake למען ציון

In the past, Jews have had to defend their faith against empires that sought their destruction. Like the Maccabees1 who stood up for what they believed was true even against all odds. They would not submit to the attack against their faith, customs and Torah. With a righteous indignation against such an attack, the Maccabees stood up against the Greeks and fought a holy war of resistance that was for Zion’s sake.

The same was the case during the Jewish resistance against the Romans, who sought similar religious sanctions against the Jewish faith. The motto of the Jewish revolt against the Romans was “for Zion’s sake” from Isaiah 62:1. This phrase was minted on top of the Roman “Judea Captured” coin[i] that bore the symbol of Judea’s defeat to the Romans.

What neither the Greeks nor the Romans could know was that they were actually fighting a losing battle. At the time, their victory over the Jewish “religious fanatics” that just wouldn’t conform to the winds of change seemed assured. However, neither the Greeks nor the Romans have survived as empires, and their greatness is no longer. Today their memories remain in museums, historic art, and ruins, while the Jews are still here and becoming stronger as a people. The Jews who have the heart of the Maccabees have stood the test of time.

Today, a similar challenge is set before us by Europe and America, as they attempt to conform Israel and the Jewish people to their standards, their ideas of government, etc. However, at the core of the conflict today between Israel and the rest of the world stands the issue of Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount (aka Mount Zion) the so called “status quo.”[ii] Similarly to the time of Antiochus IV Epiphanies when the Temple became the center of his conflict with the Jews. Read more

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