Small Anti-Disengagement Victory


A Victory in Court for Giborim Outpost Residents

14:08 Apr 21, ’05 / 12 Nisan 5765

(IsraelNN.com) A district court justice overturned a lower court decision and ordered the release of four Hevron area residents without requiring them to sign an affidavit. They were arrested earlier in the week during the most recent IDF operation to destroy the outpost.

The lower court ruled the four would not be released until agreeing to sign a document that they would distance themselves from Giborim Outpost in the area, an outpost that has been constructed and dismantled subsequently by the IDF over 25 times. The activists refused to sign, telling the court they will not voluntarily agree to ban themselves from portions of the Land of Israel.

The district court accepted their position and ordered their unconditional release.

Source: IsraelNationalNews.com>

Fulfill and Abolish


Just a quick note today regarding Yeshua’s terminology of “fulfill” and “abolish” in his Sermon on the Mount.

Although many people have commented extensively on his use of these two phrases in Matthew V.17, I’ve not read or heard anyone interpret these terms in the same manner as David Daube in his work, The New Testament and Rabbinic Judaism. It seems the popular scholarship on the subject is merely examined on the secondary level of Greek, and the Hebrew undertext is never addressed. I plan on researching this out more thoroughly based on Mr. Daube’s insights using primary sources (i.e. Talmud) to see if his interpretation holds water. If it doesn’t this may be why scholars (particularly Hebraic-thinking ones) do not use his line of reason. If it does, this may re-open fresh insights into this area of studying the words of our Messiah.

New Archaeological Finds in Temple Rubble


The Temple Institute has reported many new findings within the rubble thrown aside from the Arab destruction of Temple grounds during their illegal efforts to construct an underground mosque within the Temple compound. Their finds include:

“scores of history-rich artifacts, from the First Temple Period until today amidst the rubble, including a large amount of pottery dating from the Bronze Ages through modern times, a large segment of a marble pillar’s shaft, and over 100 ancient coins, among them several from the Hasmonean dynasty.”

Read the entire story HERE.

On a more disturbing note, American tax dollars are being allocated to forcibly remove 9000 Israelis from their homes in the Gaza and Northern Samaria areas, a total of $1.5 billion dollars to allow the Israeli government to violate Torah. These are sad days in which we are living, but foreshadow Messiah’s return.

FFOZ


As I was looking over my last post, I just had to add one more post regarding First Fruits of Zion (FFOZ). If you have not been to their website, you should. I don’t know of any other Pro-Torah, Messianic organization working as hard and as diligently as these guys. They are phenomenal and deserve our support.

Boaz Michael, the President and Founder of FFOZ, is a very genuine, passionate man of God. I seriously can’t believe what he has been able to accomplish (albeit through the grace of our Heavenly Father) with this organization. He has written and co-written several works including the Light In The Darkness book and DVD on the topic of Hanukkah, and Passover Encounter, FFOZ’s new Haggadah for Pesach. I’ve had many conversations with Boaz, and I don’t hear words–I hear his heart.

Tim Hegg, teacher, speaker, and a theological editor of the organization, has contributed to several significant works including The Letter Writer, Fellowheirs, the It is Often Said series, as well as numerous articles for FFOZ publications. Tim also has his own website called Torah Resource that has some excellent resources available.

Daniel Lancaster, writer, speaker, teacher, (jokester?) and theological editor for FFOZ has contributed a numerous articles for the FFOZ publications, co-written the new Holy Cow! book (on the Biblical dietary laws) with Hope Egan (below), two massive volumes of Torah commentary (Torah Club, Volumes 4 and 5) wich contain between 1,000 and 1,500 pages each, and his newest work (which I mentioned previously) ResTorahtion.

Hope Egan, best-selling author and writer, has contributed several articles for FFOZ publications, as well as co-authored (as the primary author) FFOZ’s newest work Holy Cow!, as stated above.

And yes, there are lots of other people in the mix as well who I just don’t have the time or space to name, such as Boaz’s in-laws (hello Michael & Rebecca!) who take care of most of the distribution. They all do an excellent work, and live out their faith and devotion to Messiah Yeshua and the Torah of our God.

May they continue to prosper in all of their ways as they continue to be a blessing to so many people around the world.

Chazak! Chazak! Vanitchazeik!