Thursday, August 03, 2006

TISHA B'AV -- FAST OF THE NINTH OF AV

TISHA B'AV -- FAST OF THE NINTH OF AV


copyright (c) 2001, 2006 by Mr. Aryeh Yosef Gallin
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R&B Editor's Notes:

1. This essay was originally distributed through the Root & Branch Information Services on the Ninth of Av, 5761/Sunday, July 29, 2001.

2. The Root & Branch Information Services and Lecture Series is closed for seven months from Rosh Chodesh Nisan (New Month of Nisan, Thursday, March 30, 2006) through Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan (New Month of Cheshvan, Sunday, October 21, 2006). R&B Information Services updates will be issued and lectures will take place monthly during this period.

YERUSHALIYIM, Israelite Tribal Territories of Judah and Benjamin, Kingdom of David and Solomon, United Israelite Kingdom of Judah and Joseph, Erev Tish B'Av (Eve of the Fast of the Ninth of Av), Yom Revi'i, 8 Av, 5766 (Wednesday, August 2, 2006), Root & Branch Information Services [mailto:rb@rb.org.il] [www.rb.org.il]:

WE REMEMBER

Today, on the Ninth of Av, we REMEMBER the destruction of the First and Second Temples of Jerusalem, the Assyrian, Babylonian and Roman exiles, European Catholic Crusades, Spanish and Portuguese Catholic Inquisitions, Ukrainian Chmelnitzki massacres, Nazi German Jewish Genocide (Holocaust), the current Rosh HaShanah War/Philistine Chaos ["Palestine Authority"] Pogrom, and other tragedies that befell and are befalling the Jewish People.

We chant the words of the Book of Eicha (Lamentations), which begin:

"How does the city [Jerusalem] sit solitary, that was full of people!
How isse become as a widow! She that was great among the nations,
and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!"


[Eicha/Lamentations 1:1]

WE LOOK FORWARD

Today, on the Ninth of Av, we also LOOK FORWARD to the fulfillment of the words of the Prophet Zechariah:

"And the word of the Lord of Hosts came to me, saying:
Thus says the Lord of Hosts: The fast of the FOURTH month,
And the fast of the FIFTH, and the fast of the SEVENTH,
And the fast of the TENTH, shall be to the House of Judah joy and gladness,
And cheerful seasons; therefore love you truth and peace'".


[Zechariah 8:19]

Our sages explain that "the fast of the fifth" month "is the Ninth of Av, when the Temple was burnt":
[Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Rosh HaShanah 18b].

"Metzudath David explains that this prophesy [from Zechariah] is for the future, when the above fast days observed by the House of Judah will be joyous occasions for Judah. The House of Israel [Lost Ten Tribes], however, will have its own festivals commemorating the days Israel fasted and mourned".

["The Book of the Twelve Prophets", Judaica Press, page 357]

REESTABLISHMENT OF THE ISRAELITE BIBLICAL COMMONWEALTH

We look forward to the building of the Third and Final Bet HaMikdash (Temple) of Yerushaliyim and the reestablishment of a Torah-based government with its three branches: the Sanhedrin (Judicial Branch), Priesthood (Legislative Branch) and Davidic Monarchy (Executive Branch), all of which will have their offices on the Har HaBayit (Temple Mount) at the Bet HaMikdash (Temple) of Yerushaliyim.

FOUNDING OF THE AMERICAN BIBLICAL COMMONWEALTH

The Founding Fathers of the United States built the American Biblical Commonwealth on the model of the Ancient Israelite Commonwealth.

For America's Founding Fathers, the Constitution was their Written Torah, Capitol Hill was their Har HaBayit (Temple Mount), the Capitol Building was their Bet HaMikdash (Temple), the Supreme Court (Judicial Branch) was their Sanhedrin, the Congress (Legislative Branch) was their Priesthood, and the Presidency (Executive Branch) was their equivalent of the Davidic Monarchy (George Washington wisely declined the offer to make him first King of the new United States).

The UNPRECEDENTED economic, political, and military power with which the United States has been blessed, rests SOLELY on the basis of that SPIRITUAL POWER with which America's Founding Fathers infused the new nation, and which has been the heritage of millions of Bible-believing Americans for almost four hundred years, since the Puritan Pilgrim Fathers first set foot in the new land.

NO SUBSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN FAITH IN THE G-D OF ISRAEL

America must NEVER substitute for faith in the G-d of Israel, that faith which has sustained this great Bible-bae nation for almost four hundred years, a faith in the false, pagan gods of economic, political and military power -- THE gods of OIL -- as it has been counseled to do, for over fifty years since the establishment of the State of Israel, by America's false prophets, modern day equivalents of the false prophets of the Egyptian Pharaoh and those of the Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar.

America is sustained ENTIRELY by its spiritual oil wells which are found in the G-d of Israel, Who has brought the Children of Israel back to the Land of Israel. Those spiritual oil wells will ONLY be found in the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount of Yerushaliyim itself, NOT in the deserts of Arabia or the Persian Gulf.

AN AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY FOR AMERICA

America MUST move from the "even-handed" approach that has characterized its foreign policy towards Israel for over 50 years to a policy of UNCONDITIONAL, ABSOLUTE, NO-ANDS-IFS-OR-BUTS SUPPORT for heChildren of Israel in ALL of the Land of Israel.

This new foreign policy, an "American Foreign Policy for America", as one commentator calls it, must be based on American recognition of the Covenants: G-d's Noahide Covenant and Laws for all humanity and G-d's Three Covenants with Israel:

The PEOPLE Covenant (G-d chose the Children of Israel to be His People)

The TORAH Covenant (G-d gave His Torah to the Children of Israel)

The LAND Covenant (G-d gave the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel)

America's Founding Fathers believed in G-d. They feared G-d and respected His Covenants. Tragically, far too many of the Founding Fathers' descendents, who may be found among today's ruling American "elites", have forgotten them.

THOSE WHO FORGOT THE G-D OF AMERICA'S FOUNDING FATHERS

United States President Bush is this moment being advised by his own father, and his father's "friends", to forget the G-d of Their Fathers, who was the G-d of the Founding Fathers of America. That is the G-d of Israel.

If this process of forgetting happens, if America's false prophets will now convince the American President of today to be like the Egyptian Pharaoh of old -- "Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph" [Shemot/Exodus 1:8] -- this will not only bring more suffering to the Children of Israel in the Land of Israel. It will bring suffering to Americans, in America, as well.

SEVEN YEAR SHMITTAH (SABBATICAL YEAR) CYCLES OF THE OSLO DEATH PROCESS

We, the Children of Israel, have suffered enough during the First Seven Year Shmittah (Sabbatical Year) Cycle of the Oslo Death Process (1993-2000).

We are now suffering even more as we proceed into the Second Seven Year Shmitth
If the above mentioned process of forgetting the G-d of Israel in America happens (much of the rest of the world has long ago forgotten, assuming they ever remembered Him in the first place), NO NATION that oppresses Israel, or stands by while others oppress Israel, may consider itself safe from the scourges of biological, chemical and nuclear warfare; global warming, unprecedented plagues, famines, droughts, earthquakes, floods; city-killer size asteroids, meteorites and comets; social and political upheavals.

Not even America.

The nations of this world can have all the G-8 meetings they want at any local Seven Eleven, and U.N. meetings, such as the upcoming one to consider whether or not "Zionism is racism", while marching to Pretoria. It makes no difference whether these meetings will be held in a South African shantytown, "Third World" slum, or "First World" metroplis.
These nations would be well advised to heed the words of the Prophet Jeremiah, who proclaimed:

"Israel is the Lord's hallowed portion,
His first-fruits of the increase;
All that devour him shall be held guilty,
EVIL shall come on them, says the Lord".


[Yirmiyahu/Jeremiah 2:3]

FLOODS BY WATER, FLOODS BY FIRE

The last flood was by water. The next flood may be by (nuclear) fire. Israel is Noah's Ark in the coming flood. That is: the G-d of Israel spiritually, and the Land of Israel physically.

Every Jewish community outside of the Land of Israel is a Dunkirk waiting to be evacuated.

Those who are wise among the Children of Israel will pack their bags and come home NOW.

Those who are wise among the Gentiles will come quickly over to the winning side, which is the side of the G-d of Israel and His People, the Children of Israel.

"And the idols shall utterly pass away.
And men shall go into the caves of the rocks,
And into the holes of the earth,
From before the terror of the Lord,
And from the gloryf His majesty.
When He arises to shake mightily the earth.
In that day a man shall cast away
His idols of silver, and his idols of gold,
Which they made for themselves to worship,
To the moles and to the bats;
To go into the clefts of the rocks,
And into the crevices of the crags,
From before the terror of the Lord,
And from the glory of His majesty.
When He arises to shake mightily the earth.
Cease you from man, in whose nostrils in a breath;
For how little is he to be accounted!"


[Yeshiyahu/Isaiah 2:18-22]

Shabbat Shalom from Yerushaliyim,

Mr. Aryeh Yosef Gallin
Founder and President,
Root & Branch Association, Ltd.
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1 comment:

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THE PASSING OF THIS RESOLUTION IS SICKENING.

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