Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri, the leading kabbalist rabbi of Israel recently passed from this life at the age of 108. Close friends of his stated that before his passing, Rabbi Kaduri claimed to have met the Messiah nearly three years ago, and since that time has been urging Jews to return to the Land and be on their guard against those who would try to destroy them. Read the full article on his funeral and the announcement from Arutz Sheva.
Disclaimer: My posting of this article doesn’t confirm an agreement or disagreement with Rabbi Kaduri’s assessment. This post is purely informative.
Ever wonder why some ice creams (particularly those that are reddish in color), strawberry milk, candied cherries, fruit drinks, candy yogurts (outside of the gelatin issue), IMITATION crab meat (made from kosher fish, such as Pollock/Snow Cod), and other seemingly kosher foods are never given the Kosher stamp of approval? It seems that there has been much concern from both Jewish and vegan groups (and rightly so) over the FDA’s decision to allow manufacturers to hide the fact that these “food” items have a dye added to them which is made with the ground up bodies of dried insects. The Associated Press has recently published an article on this concern and the FDA’s continued debate on the required labeling of such additives (as of now, these ingredients are not required to be listed at all).
All of the aforementioned items are nearly guaranteed to have this concoction added to them in order to enhance their visual appeal. However, this is a serious problem for anyone truly wanted to eat kosher, but has grown weary of trying to find that little circle-K or circle-U (among many other) stamp of approval from a Rabbinic authority on every item they purchase at the grocery store. Issues such as this may cause a return to a reliance upon the Rabbinic authorities, even from those who would not like to be bound to such restrictions. It appears this is definitely a time when the “Rabbis know best.”
Link to the article from the Associated Press
A friend of mine, whom I met when we went to FFOZ’s Wooden Podium, in Minnesota, has a blog that is definitely worth checking out. It’s called JustingJ.Org, and the topics he covers vary, but his primary focus is Judaism and Early Christianity. He also throws in some Mac stuff and some programming stuff here and there, which can only make you a better person (smile!). One of his most recent posts is in regards to a subject on which I am currently writing in order to post on my blog. It’s a comparison between the kingship of Rehoboam and Messiah Yeshua. He comes at it from a slightly different angle, but it’s amazing that we both were dealing with this similar issue at the same time. Check out his blog when you have time.