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JEWISH CHRISTIANS

We have to see ordinary things with new eyes, if we wish to see God through His works. We are all small beggars in God’s eyes; all our important projects and deadlines are mere trifles.

JEWISH CHRISTIANS

JEWS FOR JESUS

The Bible reveals that the whole household of Israel, the Jewish race, would one day come to Christ after the full number of Gentiles comes in.” The watchman on the wall will not be given any rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it praise on the earth: “Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way all Israel will be saved.”                                                                                                                         Romans 11:25, 26

JEWISH CHRISTIANS

“I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.”                                                         Isaiah 62:6, 7

THE JEWISH DIASPORA

JEWISH HISTORY

The Fifth Diaspora was the greatest. It happened immediately after the revolt of Bar Kokhva in 135 AD. All the Jews in Palestine were forced to leave the land. A few of them remained in small pockets in Safad, Tiberias, and Yabneh. No Jew was even allowed to set foot in Jerusalem.

All the European Jewry who adopted the “German rite” synagogue ritual, were called Ashkenazim in order to distinguish them from the Jews of Spain who were referred to as “Sephardim”, the Spanish rite Jews

Nowadays 80% of the Jews in the World are Ashkenazim, they increased in America, a country of freedom and opportunities. In the late 20th Century the Ashkenazim worldwide number around 11,000,000, In Israel however, the Sephardim and the Askkenazim are about equal in number,

The Sephardim worldwide are about 1,000,000. Three quarters of them live in Israel. The Jews in Spain, having no military service to do, became: merchants, jewelers, gold and silver encrusters, arms manufacturers, tree planters, especially olives and citrus fruits.

They also dealt in finances, and had ample time to study medicine, Arabic to improve their Hebrew which they started to lose. They became secretaries to the rulers, and adapted Arab poetry, music and singing. For this reason, Sephardic Judaism became more tolerant, more humane, more poetic, more hopeful and less belligerent that the Ashkenazi (German) Judaism of Central and Eastern Europe.

Of all the nations of East Europe Poland was the only one who welcomed Jews. The other nations accepted them reluctantly. The Jews in Poland thrived and developed the economy. Unfortunately Poland was divided among Russia, Austria, and Prussia, Its boundaries changed every now and then every time Poland was occupied by foreign powers Jews were displaced according to the whims of the conquerors.

The Jews in Europe were forced out of France by King Philip Augustus in 1189 in order to recuperate the lands of the Christian Knights that were mortgaged to Jews for cash needed to fight in the Crusades, likewise in England the Jews were expelled in 1290 for the same reason, yet the Jews were readmitted in France in 1192, by the same Philip Augustus when he regulated their banking business and kept a part for himself.

Many Jews living in the Levant came back to Palestine. Of course, they were a minority in a sea of Arabs who tolerated them, for their industries and trade.

A hundred years after the victory of Saladin some 300 Rabbis who were expelled from England resettled in Palestine as well, and was the very first nucleus of Ashkenazi Jews in Palestine.

Because of the harsh life in day to day life in the Pale, the western region of Imperial Russia,  some two million Jews immigrated to the United States bringing with them their Ashkenazi tradition.

 ZIONISM

JEWISH HISTORY

Zionism is an offshoot of politicized Judaism. Its roots run deep in the history of the Jewish people. Continue reading JEWISH CHRISTIANS

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THE PALESTINE QUESTION

THE PALESTINIAN DILEMMAPALESTINE QUESTION

The Palestine Question is the most complex political question in the modern world. It all started in European Countries East and West, when the Jews living there among the Christian populations were unable to mix freely with the prevalent people, but stuck to themselves as a superior entity, and refused assimilation.

Many countries started to persecute them or make their lives in Europe unpleasant. We remember the image of the itinerant Jew.

In Spain, the Catholic Church became radicalized through political nationalism. Thousand were killed and both Arabs and Jews were kicked out of Spain.

The following true story shows that the Zionists forced their co-religionists against their will to cut themselves from any communications with the “Goyim”( gentile, non-Jew).

Musa el Alami was born in the old quarter of Jerusalem. Their next door neighbour was a Jewish family. Both families lived in peace among themselves with mutual help and respect for each other. The Jewish brother was contacted by the Zionists and forced to cut his relations with Musa and his family. He was beaten by the Zionists, and his family was forced to leave the area of old Jerusalem and relocated in Tel Aviv. No fraternization was allowed whatsoever with their Arab brethren. If this were not racism, what is it?

It was the same reason at the time of the Babylon Diaspora. The Jews, who had married foreign women, had to divorce them and leave them to their fate with their children in Babylon.                                                                                                                                           Esdras 10:10-14

The “Philistines” (came from the Aegean Islands and from Crete). They came on different waves of migrations, seeking lands to settle in, and remake their lives. As the people in any island grow in number, this forces some of its inhabitants to migrate.

They came at first to the Nile Delta, and were pushed eastwards by the Pharaohs soldiers to the Coast of Canaan where they established their city-states like Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron, Jaffa and Gerar. Then they intermarried with the Canaanites, the first nations of the Fertile Crescent, and who originally came from Arabia to seek water for their flocks of sheep, goats and camels.

The Philistines were in Palestine 600 years before Israel was born. First, the Philistines did not come as conquerors in a frontal assault, but rather in small numbers and in consecutive waves of immigration.  It was the Philistines who learned the Canaanite language, and adopted all customs of the Canaanites.

The Canaanites originated in Arabia, and they came to the Fertile Crescent in the quest of water, thousands of years before the birth of Abraham.

They acquired the Canaanite political system the “City State”, agriculture, industry; each town had its own king its own government and has to defend itself from its enemies by its own power without the help of neighboring towns. This type of government was also in Ancient Greece.

PALESTINE QUESTION.

When the Jews were captive in Babylon, they build a town on the shore of the Euphrates called Tel Aviv; 2,500 years later they built a town also called Tel Aviv on the coastal sand dunes of Jaffa. The reason for their coming into the Fertile Crescent was: “WATER”. Continue reading THE PALESTINE QUESTION

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