01 May 2016

Sefirah: Gevurah sh'b'Hod – Perek Shirah – Pirkei Avot –

PEREK SHIRAH: The camel is saying, “G-d shall roar from upon high and cause His voice to sound forth from His holy place, His shout echoes profoundly over His dwelling place. (Jeremiah 25:30)

PIRKEI AVOT: Ben Zoma would say: Who is wise? One who learns from every man. As is stated (Psalms 119:99): "From all my teachers I have grown wise, for Your testimonials are my meditation."

Who is strong? One who overpowers his inclinations. As is stated (Proverbs 16:32), "Better one who is slow to anger than one with might, one who rules his spirit than the captor of a city."

Who is rich? One who is satisfied with his lot. As is stated (Psalms 128:2): "If you eat of toil of your hands, fortunate are you, and good is to you"; "fortunate are you" in this world, "and good is to you" in the World to Come.

Who is honorable? One who honors his fellows. As is stated (I Samuel 2:30): "For to those who honor me, I accord honor; those who scorn me shall be demeaned."

SEFIRAH: Gevurah shebeHod (discipline and judgment within the context of glory and gratefulness)

In the thirtieth week, the last week of Nissan and the week of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is the turn of the camel in Perek Shirah to proclaim that, “the Lord roars from upon high; His voice is heard from His holy place; His roar echoes loudly over His dwelling place. (Jeremiah 25:30) The verse of the camel describes how Hashem strongly laments the destruction of the Temple. Due to its destruction, the Jewish people have had to survive for a very long period of time without its basic source of spiritual sustenance, just like the camel survives for long periods without water. Nissan is the month of redemption, both the redemption from Egypt as well as the future redemption. However, even on Passover itself we have an egg on the Seder plate as a sign of mourning to remember the destruction of the Temple and that the final redemption has not yet taken place. This week also marks the yahrzeit of Yehoshua Bin Nun, on the 26th day of this month.

As is explained in the same Midrash cited in week twenty-eight, the camel represents the Babylonian exile, when the First Temple was destroyed. Moreover, like the beast of burden, the camel also appears to be a reference to Yishmael.[1] As we complete the month of Nissan, we relive all the exiles and the redemptions that the Jewish people experienced throughout history, while hoping to soon experience the final redemption that will take us out of the current exile.

Thirty is an intensification of the qualities of balance represented by the number three. The number thirty also has the numerical value of the name Yehudah. As mentioned previously, Nissan is represented by the Tribe of Judah. Pirkei Avot teaches that thirty is also the age of koach, strength and potential. (See Week 28) At thirty, one is at the height of his or her physical and intellectual capacity. It was at the age of thirty that the kohanim would begin serving in the Temple. Such strength and potential are associated with Judah and his descendant, King David, who unlike Esau, acknowledged and repented from their mistakes, and were able to fully tap into their capacity for good.

In Pirkei Avot this week, Ben Zoma teaches: "Who is wise? One who learns from every person; Who is strong? He who conquers his evil inclination ... Who is rich? He who is satisfied with his portion.” This teaching is closely related to the tragic events that took place during the time of the Counting of the Omer. The death of Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 disciples was caused by the difficulty they had in respecting, accepting, and learning from each other’s interpretations and applications of their master’s teachings.

The destruction of the Temple and the exile in which we find ourselves to this day (which includes also the events of the Holocaust) is due to sinat chinam, baseless hatred. We will be redeemed from this final exile through ahavat chinam, baseless love for each individual.

Ben Zoma’s lesson is closely related Yehoshua Bin Nun. He was Moses’ closest disciple and successor, and yet also could relate to everyone: “on the verse describing Joshua as ‘a man in whom there is spirit,’ Sifrei explains “that he was able to meet the spirit of every man.”[2]

Ben Zoma’s second question and answer, “Who is strong? He who conquers his evil inclination,” also appears related to the yahrzeit of Joshua. The Rebbe once said regarding his yahrzeit that, “On this day, assistance from heaven is granted to become a conqueror, like Yehoshua Bin Nun, ‘the most prominent of the conquerors.’"[3] During this week, we prepare for the conquests related to the following month (Iyar), and learn to become strong conquerors like Joshua.

In this week, the combination of sefirot results in gevurah shebehod. The Counting of the Omer, especially after the end if Passover and the month of Nissan, marks a period of service to G-d that can be potentially difficult, requiring both strength and discipline in order to conquer our evil inclination.

An additional lesson that we can extract from the words of the camel is that we must always remember our mission in the world: to create a dwelling place for G-d in this world, starting by creating a sacred space for Him within ourselves.

[1] Talmud, Brachot 56b (where the description of a dream with a camel follows description of a dream with Yishmael); Midrash Asseret Melachim, Midrash Pitron Torah
[2] Tanya, Compiler’s forward
[3] From the Rebbe’s Letters, available at: Sichos in English

All the above is from The Kabbalah of Time

Eyes Are On Israel

Obama's UN Security Council Resolution Harrassment:

"[...] members of Congress were so alarmed that 388 of them sent a letter to Obama urging him not to do this. The following comes from the Wall Street Journal…
Several hundred Democratic and Republican lawmakers are urging the White House not to back any resolution at the United Nations that sets parameters for Israeli-Palestinian talks, a move President Barack Obama has been considering.
In a letter to Mr. Obama, 388 members of the House, including Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California, said U.S. support for a U.N. Security Council resolution would “dangerously hinder” the prospects of resuming direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.

“We are deeply troubled by reports that one-sided initiatives may arise at the U.N. in the coming months concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the letter says.

"Meanwhile, top rabbis over in Israel are convinced that the arrival of the Messiah is imminent. Two extremely prominent figures in the Jewish faith recently got together for a very important conversation, and this made headlines all over the world…

Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch,Vice-President of the Rabbinical Court and the Head of the Edah HaChareidis in Jerusalem, paid a rare visit to Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky at his home in Bnei Barak. They are two of the most prominent Torah figures alive today. Conversations between such great men have enormous significance and the Hebrew-language website Kikar Shabbat recorded the dialogue between these two great rabbis.
"Much of their conversation centered on expectations regarding the coming of the Messiah. As you can see, they clearly believe that it could happen at literally any time…

"Rabbi Kanievsky said that troubles were to be expected. “It is the days before Messiah,” he explained.
Rabbi Sternbuch agreed. “In the End of Days, those who fear God will despair and their hands will loosen from fighting God’s war against the sinners, and there will be no one to rely upon except God,” he said, adding, “We have to bring the Messiah.” 
Rabbi Kanievsky answered that the Messiah should be arriving in the very near future. He quoted the Talmud (Megillah 17b) again, saying, “In the year after shmittah the Son of David will come.”

"The year after the Shemitah on the Jewish calendar ends this October, so until then messianic expectations will be running high in Israel.

"But at the same time, a geopolitical drama is playing out on the world stage which may eventually result in a great war coming to the land. If the UN Security Council does decide to pass a resolution permanently dividing the land, that is going to cause tensions in the region to go through the roof.

"In the Bible, we are told that Israel will be playing a central role in the events of the last days, and this is definitely shaping up to be the case. [...] Even though the land of Israel is only about the size of New Jersey, and even though only a tiny fraction of the global population lives there, the attention of the rest of the planet is constantly focused on it.

"Unfortunately for the United States, the Obama administration has chosen a path that is radically anti-Israel, and that is going to end up having very serious implications for all of us."

Source: Michael Snyder End of the American Dream.

Celebrating Mimouna and the Unity of the Entire Jewish People

I can't believe Pesach is over. The world is still rotating, the sun is shining brightly here in Eretz Yisrael, and my kitchen is still covered in Pesach. I cannot stay up till the wee hours in order to put everything away. I'm not a three pot passover cook. My collection is eclectic. Much to do today. IY"H all will be returned to it's dedicated Pesach closet until next year. In the meantime, I look longingly at the work ahead.

However, there are some Israelis that are already in the chametz spirit:

As Passover and Shabbat end, people across Israel were celebrating Mimouna.

Netanyahu, ministers celebrate Mimouna and the unity of the entire Jewish People.

Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel (Likud) is taking part in the festival at the Dahan home in Yavne, along with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara.

Gamliel spoke to fellow attendees, saying that "the festival of Mimouna, in which the doors of everyone's home are left open, is the best symbol of the unity between all communities and sectors in Israel."

She added her hope that, in the spirit of Mimouna, the possibility of a national unity government will reappear and that the government will soon be expanded "so that the State of Israel can better handle the political and security challenges lying ahead."

"I read from Pirkei Avot today, along with my soldier son," said Netanyahu. "They wrote here in Yavne. Yavne was the important spiritual center that ensured the continuation of the Jewish People... Most of us spent the holiday traveling in our wonderful land, seeing the development, the progress and the beauty.

"We had a quiet, kosher and happy Passover. Quiet - thanks to our soldiers, police officers and Shin Bet, all of whom protect us. It is also thanks to the proactive and determined policies of our government, the Likud government. After the days of Passover, days of matzah, I think that it is time to enjoy the wonderful mofletta (a popular Mimouna dish)."

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (Likud) is also celebrating the holiday, with the Sabah family in Ashkelon.

"I'm happy that the Moroccan community has successfully turned Mimouna into a national holiday in which we open our homes and doors to the entire People of Israel. The holiday's abundance and hospitality bring unity and happiness to the Jewish People. Come dine in our homes," she said."

Source: Arutz Sheva

28 April 2016

Parshas Acharei and Morality

Rabbi Pinchas Winston Shlit”a on Parashas Acharei / Issue #745 / April 30, 2016
with my (not of the Rabbi) annotations in blue:

You shall observe My statutes and My ordinances, which a man shall do and live by them. Vayikra 17:5l

EVEN THOUGH the parshah begins with the Yom Kippur service, it spends some time discussing forbidden relationships. In fact, this is the section that we read during Minchah on Yom Kippur, because the matters are inherently connected. They have also been a major discussion throughout the history of mankind.

It’s amazing how much they are an issue once again. Nurture, or nature? That’s one argument. Are the moral norms of society naturally human, or were they instilled by earlier generations which, for one reason or another, thought such values were better for society.

That discussion only starts if someone is already holding that the values did not come from God Himself. People who believe that the Torah is not Divine in origin believe that the relationship boundaries within it are manmade, and therefore open for discussion and certainly revision.

The Ministry of Tourism is preparing to invest an impressive NIS 11 million to promote LGBT tourism to Israel. The ministry is planning a campaign targeting multiple countries, including many in Europe, that is intended to promote Israel as a liberal country and entice members of the LGBT community to visit.

If someone believes that God gave the Torah, then clearly there is something inherently “natural” about avoiding certain relationships. God made the world a certain way and set the rules of Creation. He could have made the world any way He wanted with any kind of guidelines. If He forbade certain relationships it is because maintaining such boundaries best further the cause of Creation.

Twitter can make you immoral, claim scientistsSocial networks such as Twitter may blunt people's sense of morality, claim brain scientists. New evidence shows the digital torrent of information from networking sites could have long-term damaging effects on the emotional development of young people's brains. A study suggests rapid-fire news updates and instant social interaction are too fast for the 'moral compass' of the brain to process. [this, no less is from the DailyMail]

Why does it even make a difference?

The first answer is that this is what matters to God. We don’t understand His way of thinking, as it says,

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” says God. (Yeshayahu 55:8)

It is amazing that people do not believe in God. Even more amazing is how people who believe in God think they are smarter than Him. It is equally amazing how people assume that because they are “happier” with something that the Torah forbids that this is justification enough to have it. Happiness at all costs seems to be a popular motto.

First comprehensive study in a decade also shows that 70 percent of Israelis believe the Jews are the 'Chosen People.’ HOWEVER, New Poll (2005) Shows Atheism on Rise, With Jews Found to Be Least Religious Only 38 percent of the Jewish population worldwide considers itself religious, while 54 sees itself as non-religious and 2 percent categorizes itself as atheist.

The Talmud says that every 70 years God brings some kind of disaster to the world to rid it of illegitimate offspring. It may not be obvious to us because they die among many others who die for other reasons. World War II killed over 70 million people, but it certainly did not appear to be for the sake of removing children of illegitimate relationships. This is especially so since many of them may have been adults at the time of the war, and parents of their own children.

World War II killed over 70 million people

How many times has man pursued something because it was “there” and the eventual result was destructive? How many times have people chased after their desires only to find out down the road at what cost? This is the way desire works: eat, drink, and be merry today, and let tomorrow be what it may.

The trouble is that some prohibitions undermine Creation so severely, that the world cannot continue to function if they are perpetrated. Even if the transgressors do not know better, the world cannot bear the burden of such anti-Torah behavior. This forces Creation to have to “reboot” as it did in the time of the Flood, and on a smaller scale in Sdom.

א  וַיָּבֹאוּ שְׁנֵי הַמַּלְאָכִים סְדֹמָה, בָּעֶרֶב, וְלוֹט, יֹשֵׁב בְּשַׁעַר-סְדֹם; וַיַּרְא-לוֹט וַיָּקָם לִקְרָאתָם, וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ אַפַּיִם אָרְצָה.
1 And the two angels came to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom; and Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he fell down on his face to the earth;

ב  וַיֹּאמֶר הִנֶּה נָּא-אֲדֹנַי, סוּרוּ נָא אֶל-בֵּית עַבְדְּכֶם וְלִינוּ וְרַחֲצוּ רַגְלֵיכֶם, וְהִשְׁכַּמְתֶּם, וַהֲלַכְתֶּם לְדַרְכְּכֶם; וַיֹּאמְרוּ לֹּא, כִּי בָרְחוֹב נָלִין.
2 and he said: 'Behold now, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way.' And they said: 'Nay; but we will abide in the broad place all night.'

ג  וַיִּפְצַר-בָּם מְאֹד--וַיָּסֻרוּ אֵלָיו, וַיָּבֹאוּ אֶל-בֵּיתוֹ; וַיַּעַשׂ לָהֶם מִשְׁתֶּה, וּמַצּוֹת אָפָה וַיֹּאכֵלוּ.
3 And he urged them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

ה  וַיִּקְרְאוּ אֶל-לוֹט וַיֹּאמְרוּ לוֹ, אַיֵּה הָאֲנָשִׁים אֲשֶׁר-בָּאוּ אֵלֶיךָ הַלָּיְלָה; הוֹצִיאֵם אֵלֵינוּ, וְנֵדְעָה אֹתָם.
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him: 'Where are the men that came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.'


because of these two evil festivals, which opposes and disregards God's will, purpose and festival called Passover, God decided to send His angels to proclaim judgement upon the cities or culture of the Canaanites which was practiced by the people of Sodom and Gomorrah.They celebrated two Canaanite pegan festivals, one on immorality/homosexuality and the other on Ashtereth/Goddess of Easter (wife of Nimrod).

Thus, the fact that illicit relationships do not matter to us does not mean that they do not matter to God, and that He won’t act to prevent them. It may appear to us that chaos in the world has nothing to do with sexual preferences of society when in fact, they are the Divine reason for it.

At the exact same moment that Ichud Yerushalayim took place, the Summer of Ramdom Acts of Promiscuous Immorality began in June of 1967.  Coincidence??  Of course not.  At the same time that about 20% of the Jewish people began their trek toward purity with the beginning of the Ba'al Teshuvah movement, Malkhut Edom's Main Street began its 49 year downward trek toward the Abyss.  In both cases we arrive at the "endpoint" of each 49 year trek is the last week of Sefirat HaOmer this Summer of 5776. http://yearsofawe.blogspot.co.il/2016/02/the-disintegrating-statue-of.html

This should be reason enough to uphold the relationship boundaries set out in the Torah. We don’t understand Divine wisdom enough to tamper with them, and doing so only leads to destruction from Divine wrath. Not every science experiment has gone as planned. Tampering with the spiritual boundaries of Creation is even more dangerous, something we know far less about than the world of science.

We are at the End of Olam HaZeh, the very End. One might not be able to see it because the world right now is run by some awful people who think that they will be around for the next 225 years.  The process of moral decay really began in 1918
And so those 49 years passed as 1/3 of Mankind perverted themselves below Mem Tet Sha'arei tumah (49th level of impurity) leaving 2/3rds of Mankind with furrowed brows watching the world crumble morally beneath their feet.  Then the Motzei Shmittah year 5727 hit, and the Summer of Love of 1967 began to take down the middle third of America and through America the rest of Mankind on another 49 year plunge until the present day where it is no longer an issue of public acts of promiscuity in city parks, but public acts of LGBT lovemaking along with the marriage contracts to recognize these abominations.  So the middle third is now about to plummet through the 49th floor by the end of this summer of 5775 as we crash into the beginning of the 49th Yovel cycle since Ezra HaSofer in 5776 Years of Awe

The bigger question perhaps is why people want to break through the boundaries in the first place? It seems so natural for a man and woman to meet, like each other, and then marry and have children. The Talmud states that the world was made for the sake of procreation, so that would imply that even marriage is for this reason.

The mind and the heart are often at war with each other. Peace of mind, which everyone wants but few people ever achieve in a lasting way, is when they work in tandem. This can occur if a person is ignorant of right or wrong, and does his heart’s bidding. It is only true peace of mind when a person knows right from wrong, is committed to the former, and his heart accepts it as well.

Brainwashing works based upon the relationship of heart and mind. Basically, the idea is to cause the person so much pain that the mind gives up fighting for its rights. The heart is so overwhelming, due to brainwashing techniques, that the mind literally surrenders completely to the heart. It reboots, so-to-speak, leaving the person vulnerable to “education” from his captors as he once was from his parents.

Parents and educators, if they are loving, use the opportunity to “program” their children for good, to give them a fighting chance to not only survive but to thrive. Brainwashers are far from loving, and use the opportunity to program their victims to do their bidding in ways they themselves will not or cannot.

Tiva, desire, has no brains. It just wants. It has a natural attraction to all kinds of things, all of which bring it pleasure. It is not concerned if the pleasure is illicit or not. It just wants the pleasure, and sometimes, as the Talmud says, its illicitness only serves to enhance the pleasure by adding an element of risk. “Stolen waters are sweet,” until the “thief” is caught.

In a healthy person, even if the person is a ba’al tiva, someone who desires much physical pleasure, the mind doesn’t simply look the other way. People know when they are being gluttons and become disgusted with themselves as a result. This is why Amnon hated Tamar more than he desired her once he had his way. He had become lovesick to the point of forcing his way on her, and once he did, he rejected her because he rejected himself.

This is why those who wish to break the Torah’s boundaries must first discredit Torah. They have to delegitimize Torah so that their minds will have less of a problem succumbing to the intense physical desires of their hearts. To be able to live with themselves, they have to make the wrong right, or at least questionable, so that the mind will have less problem with it.

This is also why the Nazis had to first dehumanize the Jews to annihilate them. Even the criminals they freed from jail to become death squads had limits when it came to murdering Jews in cold blood. Before they could involve more “civilized” people in the process of genocide they had to first “brainwash” them into believing that the Jews were subhuman. They had to make them think that they were doing mankind a favor by wiping the Jewish nation out, every last man, woman, and child.

This is what Hitler, ysv”z, said about the Jewish people. He blamed them for imposing morality on mankind. He despised circumcision because of what it represented: sexual discipline and the need to develop oneself to be Godly. He wanted to have fun in life as he defined it. The Torah, vis-a-vis the Jewish people, stood in his way.

Thus, as German society became more open to changing social mores, the door opened to the Holocaust. It may not have been noticeable at first, but it certainly was in the end. Once a society gravitates downhill, every moral obstacle along its path becomes a nuisance and expendable, no matter how innocent.

It’s already happening again. Even though many Jews have joined the ranks of those who wish to abolish Torah standards, it will eventually turn on them as well. It did in the Holocaust. Though a Jew might cease to view himself as a Jew, his enemy never does.

The Campaign to Delegitimize Israel
Delegitimizing the Jewish State
Delegitimizing Jews and the Jewish State: Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism after Auschwitz
3D Test of Anti-Semitism:
Demonization, Double Standards, Delegitimization

All of that, however, is just part of the buildup to God’s reaction. In the end, World War II consumed everyone, Jews and non-Jews alike. The anti-Semites purged the Jews, but Heaven purged the world. The lie persisted, but only until God ran out of patience, so-to-speak.

How much more time will pass before it happens again is anyone’s guess, and everyone’s risk.



We Cannot Survive Without A Nes and The Unthinkable Is About To Happen

British MP called to ethnically cleanse Israeli Jews. MP Naz Shah said all Israeli Jews should be 'relocated' to the US and suggested Britain would pay 'transportation costs.’

Right-wing German party calls for end to kosher slaughtering Popular German right-populist party's platform calls to end religious slaughtering, minarets, Muslim calls to prayer and more

AfD isn't nearly as toxic as the Nazis, to be clear. But its rise is a troubling sign for Germany — and the West in general. Germany held regional elections on Sunday in three states, and the results were shocking. The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which ran on a xenophobic, anti-immigrant platform. […] Der Spiegel has a nice map on this, showing the countries where far-right parties have a presence in parliament (yellow dots) or are actually part of the government (red dots). It turns out the xenophobic far right has surged in countries as diverse as Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, and Hungary.

27 April 2016

All Life Begins With a Bright Flash of Light

Creation of the World (Ohr HaGanuz) and 
Creation of New Life of a Baby (Neshoma)

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.

An explosion of tiny sparks 
erupts from the egg 
at the exact moment of conception.

Eggs flash as they meet sperm enzyme, capturing the moment that life begins CREDIT: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Telegraph:  Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other animals but it is the first time is has been also shown to happen in humans.

“To see the zinc radiate out in a burst 
from each human egg was breathtaking.”
Professor Teresa Woodruff, Northwestern University

Not only is it an incredible spectacle, highlighting the very moment that a new life begins, the size of the flash can be used to determine the quality of the fertilised egg.

Researchers from Northwestern University, in Chicago, noticed that some of the eggs burn brighter than others, showing that they are more likely to produce a healthy baby.

The bright flash occurs because when sperm enters and egg it triggers calcium to increase which releases zinc from the egg. As the zinc shoots out, it binds to small molecules which emit a fluorescence which can be picked up my camera microscopes.

Over the last six years this team has shown that zinc controls the decision to grow and change into a completely new genetic organism.


Light Burst

God saw that the light was good, 
and God separated 
between the light and the darkness. (Bereishis 1:4)

[T]he hiding of the Original Light was more sophisticated [...] as the Leshem explains:

He made a separation in the illumination of the light, that it should not flow or give off light except for the righteous, whose actions draw it down and make it shine. However, the actions of the evil block it, leaving them in darkness, and this itself was the hiding of the light. (Sefer HaKlallim, Klal 18, Anaf 8, Os 4). So, yes, the Ohr HaGanuz was hidden on the first day of Creation.

Rabbi Pinchas Winston Shlit"a in Parshas Vayigash

26 April 2016

"In the future HKBH Will Remove the Sun from its Sheath and it Will Burn the Reshaim . . ."

Volcanic Activity on Earth, as One Manifestation of Atmospheric Changes

According to the Sky Watch 11 Video as seen on ShiratDevorah there is a diagram of the Magnetosphere that shows the change in magnetic flow surrounding our Sun. In essence, it shows a REVERSAL of the magnetic flow, and shows the PROTECTIVE COVER deflecting these magnetic rays away from the sun NOT TO BE THERE. One should view the video to grasp what this means.

Regular Magnetosphere flow above, and 
Reversal of flow below:

The Midrash (1) states that “there is a sheath around the sun” and explains this to be the meaning of the verse: “He has set up a tent for the sun” (Psalms 19:5).

Hidabroot Explains: Dr. N. Vidal, a senior astronomer at the Greenwich Observatory in England, Professor of Astronomy at Australia’s National University and a visiting professor at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University, Massachusetts, explains:

“The sun is a giant ball of gas, whose outermost temperature is 6000 °C (10,832 °F). Gases at much higher temperatures flow beneath the surface. According to our estimates, the temperature continues to rise as we approach the center of the sun, where it reaches 15,000,000 °C! Today, we picture the center of the sun as a type of ‘nuclear reactor’ that releases vast quantities of heat, which make their way slowly outward. As it moves out, the strength of this heat diminishes until it reaches the surface layer, where it is ‘only’ 6000 °C. The extremely high temperatures within the sun cause gas storms of tremendous proportions, which form waves that crash against the surface gases with unbelievable force. These outer layers themselves absorb the heat being radiated from within the sun, and restrain the shockwaves caused by these waves striking it. We call this outer layer, ‘the sheath.’


"In the future HKBH will remove the sun from its sheath and it will burn the reshaim . . ."

AbsoluteTruth: several verses in Malachi (3:19-20), the closing of the book of prophets, where the prophet describes the end of days. The verse states: “The day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the wicked people and the evildoers will be like straw and Hashem will burn them up and totally consume them. But a sun of righteousness and healing will shine for those who fear my name, with healing in its rays…”

This might lead to various changes to our Earth. One such effect could be the following increase in volcanic activity around the Globe. I removed the list but added a link, because the list was eating up my blog space online.

List and map of currently active volcanoes. The following list of volcanos fall into these 4 categories:
=major eruption  =erupting  =minor activity / eruption warning  =unrest

25 April 2016

Some Chol HaMoed Outings

Chol HaMoed Outings – Choose those appropriate for your family:

In honor of the Intermediate Days, Arutz Sheva has prepared a list of family-oriented events unfolding across the country, from Sunday through Wednesday.

Ancient Shilo - Shilo - at the heart of Samaria, explore the ruins of the village where the Mishkan (Tabernacle) once stood - in the first capital city of Ancient Israel. Family fun for all ages. Open Sunday through Wednesday from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Birkat Kohanim (Priestly Blessing) - Jerusalem - Tens of thousands flood Jerusalem every year for this special blessing during Chol HaMoed Pesach and Sukkot. On Monday morning, Chief Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef will hold a special welcoming event at the first Birkat Kohanim for Chol HaMoed at the Western Wall.

Family fun event, Seven Arches Hotel, Jerusalem - On Monday, the Seven Arches Hotel on the Mount of Olives will be hosting a family fun day, including a performance from the children's band Prachei Yerushalayim (lit. 'Flowers of Jerusalem') and appearances by artists Yishai Lapidot, Idan Amedi, and Yishai Rivo.

Sidewalk paintings, city of Jerusalem - 13 different sidewalk murals from artists based in Israel and abroad are being displayed across the city throughout the entire month of Nissan.
The Herodian, Gush Etzion - this incredible ancient Israelite fortress is holding family-friendly tours, workshops, and presentations throughout the holiday, including a series of survivalist workshops.
Workshops and activities in Gush Etzion will be available throughout the holiday, including a special workshop for young engineers in Alon Shvut, tractor rides between Gush Etzion communities, and special cards covering all activities at Deer Lands Farm.

Cave of the Patriarchs and Jewish Quarter, Hevron - the Jewish community of Hevron urges the public to visit during the holiday; Arutz Sheva will cover the main event in honor of Pesach on Monday. The event honors 50 years since the Six-Day War - and the liberation of Judea and Samaria (Shomron), the heart of Israel.

Family scavenger hunt, Hevron Hills - a family scavenger hunt and tour is being hosted in the Yattir Forest on Monday and Tuesday, from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Participants will be guided from point to point with a special smartphone app.

Katif Center, Nitzan - the Katif center offers families the chance to learn more about the former communities of Gudh Katif. The center will be open Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Hamat Geder Nature Preserve, Yarmouk Valley (North) - Mini safaris, views to the Gilad and Golan area, and a prime spot for bird-watching, Hamat Geder invites the whole family to visit during the holiday.

Yitzhak Rabin center, Tel Aviv - The Yitzhak Rabin center is hosting a special exhibit about the 1976 Entebbe operation during the holiday; free of charge. Open Sunday through Wednesday.

Children's theater festival, Haifa - for the 26th year running, Haifa will be hosting a children's festival in the city, this year featuring over 200 plays and artists. Mini-plays will be running in the city streets all day long, free of charge, from Sunday through Thursday.