The Covenant of Circumcision:
The year was 2047 from Creation, Abraham was 99 years old, Sarah was 89, and Ishmael was 13. At this advanced age Abraham was given the commandment of circumcision, one of his Ten Trials. Despite his age and the difficulty of performing the hitherto unknown operation, he did not hesitate to comply.
Genesis 17:7-14 "And I will establish My covenant between Me and between you and between your seed after you throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant, to be to you for a God and to your seed after you.
And I will give you and your seed after you the land of your sojournings, the entire land of Canaan for an everlasting possession, and I will be to them for a God."
And God said to Abraham, "And you shall keep My covenant, you and your seed after you throughout their generations. This is My covenant, which you shall observe between Me and between you and between your seed after you, that every male among you be circumcised. And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be as the sign of a covenant between Me and between you.
And at the age of eight days, every male shall be circumcised to you throughout your generations, one that is born in the house, or one that is purchased with money, from any foreigner, who is not of your seed. Those born in the house and those purchased for money shall be circumcised, and My covenant shall be in your flesh as an everlasting covenant. And an uncircumcised male, who will not circumcise the flesh of his foreskin-that soul will be cut off from its people; he has broken My covenant."
From the sequence of this Chapter, it is clear that the blessings of children and possession of the land depended on circumcision.
Since Muslims claim that Islam is the very religion
of Abraham they must account for the Quran’s failure of exhorting Muslims to honor the everlasting command given to Abraham that all his male descendents must be circumcised on the eight day.
Genesis 21:1-4 "And the Lord remembered Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as He had spoken.
And Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the time of which God had spoken to him.
And Abraham named his son who had been born to him, whom Sarah had borne to him, Isaac.
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him."Leviticus 12:3 "And on the eighth day, the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised."
There is no explicit reference in the entire Quran, which commands Muslims to perform circumcision, especially on the eighth day. But Muslims everywhere regard it as essential, since the Hadith record it as a practice enjoined by all past prophets.
The Islamic traditions are divided on when a child should be circumcised.The age at which it is performed varies from region to region and even from family to family, but most often age seven is preferred, although it is known from as early as the seventh day following birth all the way up to puberty. Some Islamic sources also encourage female circumcision, a very grotesque and inhumane act, which has no place in "the very religion of Abraham.”
'Declare Gaza a Part of Egypt'
“What we need to do is declare that Gaza is a part of Egypt," Kara told Arutz Sheva's Hebrew news service in an interview Sunday. "That'a a unilateral move that makes sense. They talk about going back to the way things were in 1967 – so we should keep in mind that back then there was no Palestinian people and Gaza was a part of Egypt, and Judea and Samaria a part of Jordan."
In 1922, the League of Nations confirmed the British Mandate of Palestine, territory taken from the Ottoman Empire following World War I. The Mandate charged Britain with securing the establishment of the Jewish national home, and safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine.
The members of the League of Nations did not create the rights of the Jewish people, but rather recognized a pre-existing right, that had been expressed by the 2,000-year-old quest of the Jewish people to re-establish their homeland. Just a few months later, Britain decided to lop off 77 % of the land and use it to establish the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan (Jordan). Now, Israel is left with less than 20% of the Mandate Land. Prior to 1967, Jordan had occupied the West Bank and Egypt had occupied the Gaza Strip; their presence in those territories was the result of their illegal invasion in 1948, in defiance of the UN Security Council. (Read more: From 'Occupied Territories' to 'Disputed Territories' by Dore Gold).
Gaza is in fact within the boundaries of Shevet Yehuda in Biblical Israel (Tzef. 2:1-11, Joshua 15:20,47). The earliest settlement of the area is by Avraham and Yitzhak, both of whom lived in the Gerar area of Gaza.
Genesis 26:3-6 "Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore unto Abraham thy father (See Genesis 22:16-18, Psalm 105:8-11); and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these lands; and by thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves; because that Abraham hearkened to My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.' And Isaac dwelt in Gerar." Rebekah and her seed received that blessing that was stated to Abraham on Mount Moriah (Gen. 22:17) "and may your seed inherit the cities of their enemies" (Gen. 24:60).
"Because the enemy hath said against you: Aha! even the ancient high places are ours in possession;.. even because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the rest of the nations, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and the evil report of the people;.. the desolate wastes and.. the cities that are forsaken, which are become a prey and derision to the residue of the nations that are round about;..
Head of Fatah Militia in Lebanon Munir Al-Maqdah: Fatah Does Not Recognize Israel; Israel Will Be Removed from Palestine
Al-Quds TV (Lebanon) -
August 17, 2009 - 00:04:08 (MEMRI TV).
Fatah Central Committee Member Jibril Rajoub: We Adhere to All Options, First and Foremost the Armed Struggle
Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) -
2009 - 00:01:24 (MEMRI TV).
...Surely in the fire of My jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the nations, and against all Edom, that have appointed My land unto themselves for a possession with the joy of all their heart, with disdain of soul, to cast it out for a prey;.. Surely the nations that are round about you, they shall bear their shame"
(Ezekiel 36:1-7, Psalm 83). - As when the Arab armies that vowed the destruction of Israel in 1948, 1967 and 1973 were roundly defeated...
Has been used since Roman times referring to the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. Other terms that refer to all or part of this area include Israel, "Greater Israel" (Eretz Yisrael), Canaan and the Holy Land. "Palestine" refers to an area that includes Israel and the "Palestinian territories," parts of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, etc. This land is said to include an area called Aram Naharaim, which includes "UR KASDIM," where Abraham's father was born.
Numbers 34:1-2 "The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Command the children of Israel and say to them, When you arrive in the land of Canaan, this is the land which shall fall to you as an inheritance, the land of Canaan according to its borders."
In the Qur'an, the "Holy Land," is mentioned at least seven times, once when Moses proclaims to the Children of Israel:
"O my people! Enter the holy land (Palestine) which Allah hath assigned unto you, and turn not back ignominiously, for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin" (Surah 5:21. The Table).
Numbers 33:56-57 "But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land
from before you, then shall those that ye let remain of them be as thorns in your eyes, and as pricks in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land wherein ye dwell. And it shall come to pass, that as I thought to do unto them,
so will I do unto you."
This was a necessary command: No human ruler has the right to decree that an entire population is to be exterminated or killed, but
God revealed that the Canaanite presence was incompatible with both the Land’s holiness and Israel’s mission on earth to serve as “a light unto the nations” (Isaiah 42:6-7, 49:3-6). History is the most conclusive proof of this, for the fact was that the Jews could not bring themselves to eliminate all the Canaanites, with the result that the Jews were drawn to idolatry and debauchery, and were in turn periodically oppressed and finally exiled.
Ezekiel 28:21-23 prophesy the destruction of Tyre's northern neighbor of Sidon, which would remove a pricking briar from the side of the House of Israel. The "pricks" were well felt in Israel, during the 2006 Lebanon war, when many rockets fired by Hizbullah forces from Sidon caused considerable damage, -as well as from the over 10,000 rockets fired by Hamas in Gaza during the last nine years.
The downfall of Israel 's proud neighbors will have the see-saw effect of facilitating the return of the House of Israel from their exile among the nations: Ezekiel 28:21-26 ”And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor a piercing thorn of any that are round about them, that did have them in disdain; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
Thus saith the Lord GOD: When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the nations, then shall they dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell safely; when I have executed judgments upon all those that have them in disdain round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.'
Isaiah 55:13 "Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to the LORD for a memorial, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off." When He brings back the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel (Jeremiah Chs. 30-33), instead of the wicked, righteous people shall arise. The wicked will be destroyed and the righteous will take their rule.
Isaiah 60:13-14,18,6-7 “The glory of (the forest of) Lebanon shall come unto thee, the cypress, the plane-tree and the larch together; to beautify the place of My sanctuary, and I will make the place of My feet glorious.
And the sons of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee, and all they that despised thee shall bow down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee the city of the LORD, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.” It is a fact that descendants of some of Israel 's worst persecutors have been notable converts, such as those of Sennacherib and Haman, and in our times a grandson of the Mufti of Jerusalem.
“Violence (Hamas) shall no more be heard in thy land, desolation nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.” It appears that present-day Hamas was brought into existence for the purpose of being wiped out very soon in fulfillment of this prophecy.
“The caravan of camels shall cover thee, and of the young camels of Midian and Ephah, all coming from Sheba; they shall bring gold and incense, and shall proclaim the praises of the LORD. All the (sheep) flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee; they shall come up with acceptance on Mine altar, and I will glorify My glorious house.” We eagerly await the day when all the flocks of Kedar (Arabia) will be gathered to be offered as sacrifices on God's Altar in the coming Holy Temple !
Surah 2:47, The Cow: "Children of Israel! call to mind the (special) favour which I bestowed upon you, and that I preferred you to all other (for My Message)."
Surat Ad-Dukhan 44:32 "And We certainly chose them (the
children of Israel) by knowledge over [all] the worlds."
Surat Al-Jathiyah, 45:16 "And We did certainly give the Children of Israel the Scripture and judgement and prophethood, and We provided them with good things and preferred them over the worlds."
It is clear from these verses that Allah has assigned the holy land, (Palestine, Jerusalem, Schechem, Gaza, Judea & Samaria, the Temple Mount) to the Jews. Allah has not, in the entire Koran assigned the Arabs, the Palestinians, or the Muslims as the inheritor of the Holy Land, the land of Canaan or Palestine.
And (remember) when We said: "Enter this town (Jerusalem) and eat bountifully therein with pleasure and delight wherever you wish, and enter the gate in prostration (or bowing with humility) and say: 'Forgive us,' and We shall forgive you your sins and shall increase (reward) for the good-doers." (Surah Al Bagarah, 2:58, T.U. Hilali-M. Khan).
The Muslims will either have to recognize Israel or to denounce the Quran.
According to Hebrew tradition, the land of Canaan is part of the land given to the descendants of Abraham,
in the "covenant between the parts."
Genesis 15:18-20 ”On that day, the Lord formed a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt until the great river, the Euphrates river.
The Kenites, the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
And the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Rephaim, And the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Girgashites and the Jebusites."
Seven of these nations were defeated by the Children of Israel soon after they left Egypt; the other three will only be conquered by the Jewish people in the Messianic Era. ”The Kenites, the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,” they are Edom, Moab and Ammon which are destined to be our heritage in the future.
Isaiah 11:14 ”And they shall fly of one accord against the Philistines in the west, together they shall plunder the children of the East; upon Edom and Moab shall they stretch forth their hand, and the children of Ammon shall obey them.”
Instead of ignominiously retreating from Gaza , in the time of Mashiach Israel will conquer it. "They shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab " RaDaK comments: "Even though they are not identifiable today as nations – because only Israel have maintained their separate identity from the nations through the Torah, while the other nations have all become mixed up and are either Moslems or Christians – when it mentions Edom, Moab and the children of Ammon, it means their lands and those who dwell in them today." The inheritance of these lands by Israel will be the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham in Genesis 15:19 (Rashi). (Azamra.org).
The Children of Israel were forbidden to try to conquer the territories of the Edomites, the Moabites and the Ammonites. These three territories were among the ten promised to Abraham (together with those of the seven Canaanite nations), but they were forbidden to the Children of Israel (until in time to come) because they were already in the hands of Abraham's descendants or associates. The Edomites were the children of Esau, Abraham's grandson, while the Moabites and Ammonites were the descendants of the daughters of Lot. Lot had been rewarded with these territories because of his loyalty to Abraham in Egypt by not revealing that Sarah was Abraham's wife (Genesis ch. 12).
Moses introduces some prehistory into his historical account by explaining how the Edomites, Moabites and Ammonites conquered their respective territories from the frightening prehistoric giants who inhabited them previously.
For: " 'He explains the power of His works to His people give them the inheritance of the nations' (Psalm 111:6) -- for if the nations of the world say to Israel, 'You are robbers because you have conquered the lands of seven peoples,' they can reply to them: 'All the earth belongs to the Holy One, blessed be He; He created it and gave it to whom he saw fit. When he wanted, He gave it to them, and when he wanted, he took it from them and gave it to us' " (Rashi on Genesis 1:1).
Universal Torah: Lessons for Humanity from the Weekly Parshah by Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum:
Shabbat CHAZON, Parshat DEVARIM
God forbade Israel to provoke Edom: "For I will not give you of their land, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread upon; because I have given Mount Seir to Esau for a possession" (Deut. 2:5). The same applied to Moab: "For I will not give you of their land as an inheritance, for I have given Ar to the children of Lot for a possession" (ibid. v. 9). The same also applied to Ammon: "For I will not give you from the land of the children of Ammon for an inheritance, for I have given it to the children of Lot as an inheritance" (ibid. v. 19).
In the course of this section the Torah mentions a variety of indigenous peoples that had previously inhabited those territories (Deut. chapter 2 vv. 10-12 & 20-23), noting how Children of Esau and the Children of Moab usurped and destroyed the original dwellers in their respective lands (vv. 12 & 22). They were able to do so because "God destroyed them before them and they succeeded them and dwelt in their stead" (v. 21).
The Torah teaches us that the various peoples of the world own and dwell in their lands – or may be dispossessed from them – only because "the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, He separated the children of men, He set the borders of the peoples…" (Deuteronomy 32:8).
Mahmoud Abbas Admits Palestinian Arabs Are Not Indigenous:"The putschists attacked the headquarters of the National Security [Forces], General Intelligence, the Preventive Security [apparatus], and the Presidential Guard, and perpetrated horrors that are totally alien to our [Palestinian] heritage and tradition – murdering, executing people on the street, throwing fighters from tall buildings, and looting security headquarters, public facilities and Christian houses of worship. "[Indeed,] even the churches were not spared. One of the oldest churches in Palestine, which stood long before our arrival [in the region], was looted and set on fire"(MEMRI, June 27, 2007).
The Five Books of Moses must indeed be seen as the oldest deed of land ownership in the world. God gave the Land of Israel to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants for ever. The Torah defines the exact boundaries of this (Genesis 15:18-21 & Numbers 34:1-12), stipulating that the essential condition for Israel's ownership is observance of God's commandments (Deuteronomy 11:13-17 etc.).
"Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?"
"When I finally realized the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out!" (Walid Shoebat, former PLO terrorist).
Deputy Minister Charges Archbishop with Anti-Jewish ’Libel’:
The cleric also told reporters that the Biblical promise that the Land of Israel is for Jews, as the Chosen People, was "abolished by the presence of Christ." He added, "For Christians, one can no longer talk of the land promised to the Jewish people… There is no longer a favored people, a chosen people; all men and women of every country have become the chosen people.”
According to Romans 11:7 ”What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;..”Meaning, the socalled ”chosen” have embraced the Gospel, and are saved by grace, by believing in Jesus, and not by ”the works of the law,” ”legalism.” The Jews, in having rejected the Gospel, are blinded according to the NT.
Romans 9:31 ”However, Isra'el, even though they kept pursuing a Torah that offers righteousness, did not reach what the Torah offers.” Galatians 5:4 ”You who are trying to be declared righteous by God through legalism (keeping the commandmmets according to the Torah) have severed yourselves from the Messiah! You have fallen away from God's grace!”
2 Peter 2:8-9 ”They (the Jews) are stumbling at the Word, disobeying it - as had been planned. But you (Christians) are a chosen people, the King's cohanim, a holy nation, a people for God to possess! Why? In order for you to declare the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (the Gospel).
A Christian Response to Synod Declaration on the Chosen People by Pastor Ken Garrison (ret.) (INN).
The Apostle Paul's
fundamental message that it is no longer necessary to keep the Commandments required in the Torah, is a recurring theme repeated and emphasized throughout the New Testament. Clearly if Jesus is to play the central determining role in man’s salvation, the necessity to keep the Commandments must be eliminated (Rabbi Tovia Singer). See also Colossians 2:13-16, Luke 11:37-42, Acts 10:9-16, 11:1-11, Titus 1:10-16.
It is the very height of irony that today, practically all the nations of the world as represented in the United Nations and other international organizations are engaged in a concerted campaign contesting the legitimacy of the Jewish national homeland in Israel's ancestral territories. The Holy Land was given to the Jewish people on the condition that they observe
the Torah and its commandments. When they failed to do this, their sovereignty over the land was taken from them, and they went into exile.
Torah for the Nations: Lands and their owners by Avraham ben Yaakov
Haftorah: Parshas Devarim Yeshaya 1:1 by Rabbi Dovid Siegel: This week's haftorah concludes the three week series related to the exile of the Jewish people and the destruction of their Bais Hamikdash. This final reading goes down on record as the strongest message of reprimand ever delivered to the Jewish people.
AUDIO: The Vatican Takes off Its Gloves
A7 Radio's "The Tamar Yonah Show" with Tamar Yonah: Clergy from the Vatican seem to imply that: 'Jerusalem Belongs to Everyone, Especially Us.'
Isaiah 26:5-6: "For He humbled the inhabitants of the high places, the fortified city (the Vatican, Rome); He brings it low, he brings it low even to the earth, he makes it reach even to the dust.
A foot shall trample it (The Mashiach, who is referred to as a poor man riding on a donkey (the Tribes) (Zechariah 9:9, Genesis 49:8-12), the feet of a poor man, the soles of the impoverished" (that is Israel).
"Just as the laws of nature are fixed and unchangeable, so it is impossible that Israel could ever cease to be God's nation. This (Jeremiah 31:34-36) of course makes a complete mockery of "replacement theology" (Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum).
According to the Christian "Rapture doctrine," Jesus (Mark 13:27) "will send out his angels and gather together his chosen people (the Christians) from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven." - To the place Jesus has prepared for them in heaven (John Ch. 14). See also 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.- In rescuing them; "the elected" "from the wrath to come" (1:10). "Two men will be in a field - one will be taken and the other left behind." They asked him, "Where, Lord?" He answered, "Wherever there's a dead body, that's where the vultures gather" (Luke 17:34-37, Matt. 24:31,36-41).
The false story of Matthew having Jesus returning (24:27-31) on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory comes from a mixture of scriptures from the Jewish Bible; Jeremiah 3:14-15, Deut. 30:4-5, Isaiah 27:12-13, Zech. 2:10, concerning the Ingathering of the tribes, and is put together into a subtle story which has no root in reality. See "The Ingathering."
God's Evacuation Plan: Jeremiah 30:10-11 "Therefore fear thou not, O Jacob My servant, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel; for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall again be quiet and at ease (Ezekiel 38:8-23), and none shall make him afraid. For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have scattered thee (Zec. 12:9, Isaiah 60:12), but I will not make a full end of thee; for I will correct thee in measure, and will not utterly destroy thee." See also Isaiah 41:8-9, 44:1-2,21, 49:3, 45:4, Psalm 136:21-22.
In establishing the eternal covenant with Abraham, God promised that the Jewish people will never be destroyed (Genesis 17:7). On the other hand, ”Zephaniah 3:19-20 says: ”Behold, I wreak destruction upon all those who afflict you at that time.
And I will save the one who
limps, and I will gather the stray one, and I will make them a praise and a name throughout all the land where they suffered
shame. At that time I will bring them, and at [that] time I will gather you, for I will make you a name and a praise among all the
peoples of the earth when I restore your captivities before your eyes, said the Lord.”
Ezekiel 34:27-29 ”and they (Israel) will know that I am the Lord when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from those who enslave them..." (Leviticus 26:1-9, Isaiah 54:10, Ezekiel 37:21-28).
It remains to see if the US & EU, etc, ”are determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons." (Isaiah 41:11-12, 24:1-6, 25:6-9).
Will God Only Save the Jews?
The faith of Israel proclaims that the merciful Redeemer holds out a distinct salvation program both for the Jew and the gentile. Our people hold out the path of righteousness to all of humanity - both Jew and gentile (Daniel 12:3, Isaiah 53:11, Deut. 7:19, Micah 7:15-20).
Deuteronomy 6:23-25 "And He brought us out from thence (Egypt), that He might bring us in, to give us the land which He swore unto our fathers. And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. And it shall be righteousness unto us, if we observe to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, as He hath commanded us.' Deuteronomy 29:21-28.
Isaiah 32:17-18 "And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and confidence for ever. And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places."
Isaiah 48:17-19 "Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the LORD thy God, who teacheth thee for thy profit, who leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. Oh that thou wouldest hearken to My commandments! then would thy peace be as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea; Thy seed also would be as the sand, and the offspring of thy body like the grains thereof; his name would not be cut off nor destroyed from before Me."
"One of the most fundamental underpinnings of Christian doctrine on salvation is the Pauline teaching that the cross alone, not our own good deeds and heart-felt repentance, can save.Paul bases this assertion primarily on the verse from Genesis 15:6, "And he (Abram) believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him as righteousness." In both Romans 3:4 and Galatians 3:6, Paul set out to prove from this verse that faith alone is what saves man - not his observance of the Law. Paul insists that this verse clearly demonstrates that Abraham was considered righteous through faith alone and not by his deeds.
This quote, however, is taken out of context. A little further in the Book of Genesis, the Torah describes the very fabric of Abraham's faith. In Genesis 26:5, the Bible declares that "Because Abraham hearkened to My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My instructions."
It was Abraham's unwavering obediance to the commandments of the Almighty in spite of the challenging tests placed before him that revealed his unyielding faith in God" (Rabbi Tovia Singer). See "Covenant of Peace."
AUDIO: The Vatican Synod: Princes of Darkness, Cloaked in Hypocrisy
A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Temple Talk
Circumcision Ban Fight Turns Ugly with Anti-Semitic Comics:
The controversy on
in San Francisco moved on to stereotypic anti-Semitism as a promoter of the ban distributed a technologically modern, but all-too reminiscent of medieval, Nazi and Tsarist Jew-hatred, comic that seeks to delegitimize the circumcision procedure. The comic is entitled “Foreskin Man” and its hero is shown as he attempts to stop circumcisions from taking place. He is described as “an 'intactivist' superhero who rescues innocent boys from the clutches of the world’s cleverest and most dangerous circumcisers.” (INN; 06/16/11).
Actually, this 'old hatred' come from the New Testament. The Apostle Paul writes to his Christian brothers: "beware of the dogs (the Jews), those evildoers (Judaizing teachers), the Mutilated! For it is we who are the Circumcised, we who worship by the Spirit of God and make our boast in the Messiah Yeshua! We do not put confidence in human qualifications," (Phil. 3:2-3, Complete Christian Jewish Bible).
Phil. 3:2 "Steer clear of the barking dogs, those religious busybodies, all bark and no bite. All they're interested in is appearances--knife-happy circumcisers, I call them" (The Message).
Galatians 5:15 "I wish the people who are bothering you would go the
whole way and castrate themselves!"
Titus 1:10-16 "For there are many, especially from the Circumcision faction, who are rebellious, who delude people's minds with their worthless and misleading talk. They must be silenced;.. They are detestable and disobedient;.."
Romans 2:28-29 "Don't you see: It's not the cut of a knife that makes a Jew. You become a Jew by who you are. It's the mark of God on your heart, not of a knife on your skin, that makes a Jew..." At Sinai Jews were told that there is one God, Who makes moral demands on all of humanity. Consequently, at Sinai the Jewish nation became the target for the hatred of those whose strongest drive is to liberate mankind from the shackles of conscience and morality (The Reasons For Antisemitism, Aish.com).
The fundamental message of the authors (Rome) of the NT is that it is no longer necessary to keep the Commandments required in the Torah. Eph. 2:15 "He (Jesus) brought an end to the commandments and demands found in Moses' Teachings....So he made peace." See 2 Peter 2:21-22, Col. 2:13-22, Gal 4:8-11, Luke 11:37-38, Acts 10:9-16, Hebrews 8:13, 7:22. It is 'the Law of Liberty' (the Gospel) contra 'the Law of sin and death' ( the Torah, 'which convinces of sin and brings into bondage'). See Romans 8:2, James 2:12.
According to the NT, only Jesus can redeem humanity from the curses in the Torah---something which is in stark contrast to all endtime prophecy; Isaiah 1:28-31, 24:1-6, 33:7-10, 34:1-8, 66:15-19. It is precisely because the peoples have despised God's Torah and for their coming against Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:9), that they will be smitten with His retribution.
Galatians 3:10 says: "For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse..." As it says in Deut. 27:26. Galatians 3:13 "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree."
Deut. 21:22-23 speaks hanging and burial; hanging of a person executed by stoning for idolatry or blasphemy, the body must be taken down before nightfall. "for a hanging person is a curse of God," Since a human being is created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27, 9:6), the hanging body is disgraceful to God Himself.
"Christianity presents itself as a "new stage"
in the revelation that began with Abraham, in which the original covenant or "Old Testament" with Abraham and his biological descendants, marked by the circumcision, was "superseded" by a "new covenant" or "new testament" with all humanity which did not require circumcision.
It was the abandonment of circumcision that put the seal on Christianity's break with the Torah of Moses, which states that "an uncircumcised male who will not circumcise the flesh of his forskin, that soul will be cut off from her people, he has broken My covenant" (Genesis 17:14). (R' Avraham Greenbaum, Torah For the Nations, Lech Lecha).
Ezekiel 44:9 "So said the Lord God: No alien of uncircumcised heart or of uncircumcised flesh may enter My Sanctuary, of any alien who is in the midst of the Children of Israel."
In the end, God will 'circumcise our hearts' so that we will perform His commandments purely out of love. See Deuteronomy 10:16, 30:6, Jeremiah 4:4, 9:24-25, Ezekiel 36:16-32. Moreover, Zechariah 9:11 says: "You, too-with the blood of your covenant I have freed your prisoners from a pit in which there was no water (Torah knowledge).
Not only the Messiah, but all the Jews will be protected and snatched from the waterless pit of exile by merit of the blood of circumcision Covenant (Radak) and the blood of the Covenant of Sinai (Exodus 24:8) Rashi. "Just as Mashiah will be saved through his own righteousness, so Israel will be saved through the blood of circumcision, to which Israel adhered throughout the exile more than they did to the other commandments" (RaDaK).
Dutch Parliament Raises Knife Against Ritual Slaughter:
A controversial vote is set to take place in Holland’s parliament this month which could determine the future of Dutch Jewry. Marianne Thieme, leader of the small Party for the Animals, has proposed that religious slaughter without stunning the animal first be outlawed (INN, 06/15/11).
The oppression the Israelites suffered in Egypt is likened to a furnace in which metal is purified (1 Kings 8:51, Deut. 4:20, Ezekiel Ch. 20). Zechariah 13:9 "And I will bring the third in fire; and I will refine them as one refines silver, and I will test them as one tests gold." "I will smelt them as one smelts silver in order to remove the impurities, i.e. I shall bring upon them troubles in order to destroy the sinners and rebels, and to see if those who remain will stand firm in their faith" (Metzudas David). See Ezekiel 22:18-22, Malachi 3:1-4. "He shall call in My name, and I will respond to him. I said, "He is My people"; and he shall say, "The Lord is my God." "When he prays, he will pray to HaShem and not to his first god" (Rashi). Again:
"It was Abraham's unwavering obediance to the commandments of the Almighty in spite of the challenging tests placed before him that revealed his unyielding faith in God" (Rabbi Tovia Singer).
”There is a singular people, scattered and divided among the nations in all the provinces of your kingdom; and their laws are different from those of all nations...” (Haman to Achashverosh, Esther 3:8). Haman now set in motion the enormous governmental apparatus across the entire vast, sprawling Persian empire in order to execute his dastardly Jihadist plot of staging a global one-day massacre of all Jews.
Ester 4:1 "Now when Mordecai knew all that was done,.."
"The master of the dream told him that the Heavenly Court had agreed to the decree because they had bowed to the idol in the time of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel Ch. 3) and enjoyed themselves at Ahashverosh's banquet" (Rashi). Mordechai now showed his mettle as Tzaddik of the Generation, single-handedly going out to arouse the people and induce them to repent. With the dire decree (The War of Gog and Magog) staring them in the face, the people finally began to do so.
Ahmadinejad did not disappoint observers awaiting his fireworks at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO, a regional security group dominated by China and Russia) meeting in Kazakhstan June 15.
"All opinion polls show that the US is the worst country in the world. People everywhere regard this country as their own enemy,"
he said in one meeting.
He called on the SCO to take a more active role in undermining the US-led global system of "slavers and colonizers" and replacing it with a more just order.
"I believe together we can reform the way the world is managed. We can restore the tranquility of the world,"
he told the assembled SCO leaders. (SCO security summit: Are China and Russia losing patience with Ahmadinejad?,csmonitor, June 15, 2011).
"Russia and China have provided key equipment and personnel for Iran's nuclear program and have blocked attempts at serious sanctions against Iran. Iran has launched a second satellite into orbit. This greatly concerns Israeli security experts, as advanced missile technology makes the threat of a nuclear attack from Iran more deadly than ever" (Mike Evans).