United Nations Security Council Resolution #2334 is worded in a way that creates some very odd results. Yes, the Western Wall is now an “illegal settlement,” and any Israeli activity there is a “flagrant violation of international law.”
Video: Through the Eye of the Needle – The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.
Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest. As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent.
In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my Presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good. Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world. US Embassy
Are you more valuable than a dog or a cat or, for that matter, a tree?
One of the biggest differences between Judeo-Christian values and secular values concerns this very issue: the worth of the human being. According to the Judeo-Christian value system, human beings are infinitely valuable.
On the other hand, secular humanism devalues the worth of humans. As ironic as it may sound, the God-based Judeo-Christian value system renders humans infinitely more valuable than any humanistic value system.
A video produced by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) shows students at Columbia University supporting Planned Parenthood funding of female genital mutilation (FGM).
This brutal procedure has no scientific health basis, in fact, it is unhealthy.
Some of the people in the video need to drop the “It’s their choice,” “If it’s what the family wants,” “Cultural traditions”. FGM is mostly done to girls from infancy to age 15. It is not their choice!
The human rights advocacy group the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) unveiled an alarming new video, filmed at Columbia University, showing that at Columbia University, an Ivy League school and one of the nation’s foremost centers of higher learning, most students are willing to condone female genital mutilation.
At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon.
The Feast of Dedication: This feast (Hanukkah) was instituted by Judas Maccabeus, in commemoration of the cleansing and re-dedication of the temple after three years of desecration by Antiochus Epiphanes, king of Syria.
The last time that Christmas and Hanukkah overlapped was in 1978, and next time it will happen will be in 2027.
Masada is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It was built as a palace complex, in the classic style of the early Roman Empire, by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C.).
To many, Masada symbolizes the determination of the Jewish people to be free in its own land: at the beginning of the Revolt of the Jews against the Romans in 66 CE, a group of Jewish rebels overcame the Roman garrison of Masada. After the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple (70 CE) they were joined by zealots and their families who had fled from Jerusalem. There, they held out for three years, raiding and harassing the Romans.
Then, in 73 CE, Roman governor Flavius Silva marched against Masada with the Tenth Legion, auxiliary units and thousands of Jewish prisoners-of-war. The Romans established camps at the base of Masada, laid siege to it and built a circumvallation wall. They then constructed a rampart of thousands of tons of stones and beaten earth against the western approaches of the fortress and, in the spring of 74 CE, moved a battering ram up the ramp and breached the wall of the fortress.
Once it became apparent that the Tenth Legion’s battering rams and catapults would succeed in breaching Masada’s walls, Elazar ben Yair – the Zealots’ leader – decided that all the Jewish defenders should commit suicide; the alternative facing the fortress’s defenders were hardly more attractive than death.
The heroic story of Masada and its dramatic end attracted many explorers to the Judaean desert in attempts to locate the remains of the fortress. The site was identified in 1842, but intensive excavations took place only in the mid-1960’s with the help of hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers from Israel and from many foreign countries.
Due to the remoteness from human habitation and its arid environment, the site remained largely untouched by humans or nature for two millennia. Facebook: Israel in the USA (Embassy of Israel in the United States)
(Monday, Dec. 5, 1:40pm EST): YouTube has entirely removed PragerU’s new video with Kasim Hafeez, a British Muslim who is a pro-Israel activist. In the video, Hafeez explains how he overcame the anti-Semitic indoctrination that radicalized him from an early age. Within hours of the video’s release Monday morning, YouTube flagged it for “hate speech” and took it down. PragerU is disputing YouTube’s removal of the video.
According to Islam’s most trusted sources, Muhammad repeatedly tried to kill himself. Indeed, he tried to kill himself so many times that we can fairly call him “the Suicidal Messenger.”
In this video, David Wood examines passages on Muhammad’s suicide attempts in the History of al-Tabari, Ibn Ishaq, and Sahih al-Bukhari, showing that the real purpose of Islam was to keep Muhammad from killing himself.