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Messiah Yeshua and Hanukkah are Connected!

Jewish Menorah Yeshua and Hanukkah

The holiday of Hanukkah, also known as The Feast of Dedication or Feast of the Maccabees begins tonight at sundown.

This holiday is a man-made holiday, not a feast day ordained by God, so it is not mentioned in the Jewish bible; the Torah, the Haftorah or Tanakh, but is celebrated by Jews around the world.  Hanukkah is a sequence of 8 days set aside to praise and thank God for his faithfulness and miraculous power.  The celebration is remembering a victory of the Jews over the Greko/Syrians in 165 B.C.  by the retaking and re-dedication of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.  The highlight of Hanukkah is known as the Miracle of Lights which involves the large 7-branch menorah in the temple.  Read More


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What Does Yeshua Mean?

Yeshua is a name that means 'Salvation' in Hebrew.

Who is Yeshua?  Yeshua is the same as Jesus Christ of the New Testament Bible, and the same as the Messiah which was prophesied to come through the Jewish people over and again in the Old Testament Bible which is known as the Tanakh to the Jews. Read More


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Yeshua ben Yosef

Two Olive Trees of Life Chaim

Who is Yeshua ben Yosef?

A well known Jewish prediction is that the Messiah will be from the line of King David.

"When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be his Father, and he shall be My son."

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UNESCO MADNESS: U.N. Branch Recognizes ‘Palestine’, Then Loses American Funding

Beer Sheba National Park World Heritage Site

Almost entirely under the news radar, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voted to deem a geographically undefined ‘Palestine’ worthy of becoming a full member state, on the basis of its supposedly rich cultural heritage.  This vote, which passed by an overwhelming majority against the will of the United States, triggers a law that requires the US to defund UNESCO on the basis that, any organization supporting the PLO must be cut off financially.  As a result, the hammer has fallen on UNESCO. Read More


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Stop Apartheid!

OK, that title got you reading, so what I really mean is “Stop (with the) Apartheid (rhetoric already)!”. This morning I counter-demonstrated against a group protesting against Israel, and they had “Apartheid” boldly on display. Now, I admit I can be a stickler for words (I am, after all, an author and blogger), maybe even a little OC about them at times. But my thing with “apartheid” is not nitpicking. This is strategic rhetoric designed to invalidate Israel as a Jewish state. Read More