Saturday, August 10, 2013

 

ISRAELIS SACRIFICING ISSUE COMES UP IN FRANCE

KING JESUS IS COMING FOR US ANY TIME NOW. THE RAPTURE. BE PREPARED TO GO.

REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE

REVELATION 11:1-2
1 And there was given me a(MEASURING) reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out,(TO THE WORLD NATIONS) and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.(JERUSALEM DIVIDED BUT THE 3RD TEMPLE ALLOWED TO BE REBUILT)

DANIEL 9:27
27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.


SINCE THE BIBLE CLEARLY SAYS THERE WILL BE ANIMAL SACRIFICES DONE IN THE REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE.WE KNOW THE TIME IS GETTING CLOSE FOR THE REBUILDING AND THE ANIMAL SACRIFICES OR THIS KOSHER ISSUE WOULD NOT BE COMING UP IN EUROPE AND AROUND THE WORLD.WHETHER THE WORLD LIKES IT OR NOT.ANIMAL SACRIFICES WILL BE DONE IN THE 3RD TEMPLE.GOD WILL SEE TO THAT.SO WORLD QUIT TRYING TO HASSLE ISRAEL ABOUT IT.GOD AND ISRAEL WIN IN THE END.AND ANIMAL SACRIFICES WILL BE DONE IN THE REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE BY THE DOME OF THE SPIRITS-I BELIEVE.GET OVER IT WORLD.GOD DOES NOT LIE AND WILL LET EVERY THING THE BIBLE SAYS WILL HAPPEN-HAPPEN.NO MATTER WHAT THE WORLD SAYS.IN DANIEL 9:27 IT SAYS THE ANIMAL SACRIFICES ARE STOPPED AT THE MIDPOINT OR 3 1/2 YEARS INTO THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION OR PEACE TREATY PERIOD.YOU CAN'T TAKE ANIMAL SACRIFICES AWAY THAT HAVE NOT BEEN GOING ON.SO I KNOW FOR SURE ANIMAL SACRIFICES WILL BE DONE FOR AT LEAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS IF NOT LONGER.SO THIS KOSHER MEAT ISSUE OVIOUSLY WILL BE A STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE WORLD NATIONS-JUST LIKE THE JERUSALEM ISSUE BY HATERS OF ISRAEL AND GOD. I DON'T CARE HOW PEOPLE TRY TO SPIRITUALIZE THE 3RD TEMPLE AND SACRIFICES.I TAKE THEM LITERAL.AND THATS ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME.
http://www.templeinstitute.org/illustrated_tour.htm 
http://www.templeinstitute.org/day_in_life/foreword.htm
http://www.templeinstitute.org/calendar/holy_temple_calendar.htm
http://www.templeinstitute.org/korban-pesach-seminar.htm

Will there be animal sacrifices in the Third Temple?

The book of Ezekiel has detailed prophecies that are understood to refer to the Third Temple. Here are two verses from Chapter 40:
42 And four tables for the burnt offering, of hewn stone, one cubit and a half long, one cubit and a half wide and one cubit high; upon them they would lay the implements with which they slaughtered the burnt offering and [other] sacrifices. …
47 And he measured the Court; its length one hundred cubits and its width one hundred cubits, square, and the altar before the Temple.
Note the mention of an altar and animal sacrifices. So it seems like the answer is Yes.
http://thinkingtorah.com/thinking-about-third-temple-sacrifices/
(NOTE THIS IS THE 4TH TEMPLE WERE JESUS WILL BE RULING FROM 25 MILES OUTSIDE OF THE CURRENT JERUSALEM-I BELIEVE.AND IF THE SACRIFICES ARE BEING DONE IN REMEMBERENCE FOR JESUS DYING FOR US IN THAT TEMPLE.HOW MUCH MORE WILL SACRIFICES BE DONE IN THE 3RD TEMPLE.FOR ISRAELIS TO SACRIFICE TO GOD AND OUR GOD AND JEWISH MESSIAH AND KING JESUS.)

Temple Groups Practice Passover Sacrifice

Jewish groups prepare for the Third Temple with a sample sacrifice for Passover.
By Maayana Miskin-First Publish: 3/22/2013, 11:34 AM-israelnationalnews
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd5NwYPCZuI&feature=player_embedded
Jewish groups held a mock Passover sacrifice on Thursday opposite the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The ritual slaughter was not merely a historic reenactment, but, they say, practice in advance of the reconstruction of the Temple.The practice sacrifice has been held annually for the past several years. This year organizers were unpleasantly surprised by a veto from Israel’s Veterinary Services, which refused to authorize the event.
Organizers took the matter to court, and were able to quickly get a ruling permitting the ritual.The various groups involved in the event were represented by Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who told Arutz Sheva that the ritual was carried out with as much Biblical accuracy as possible.“We took the goat, as the Torah commands, we had an altar built like the real one, and a cooking pit built according to halacha [Jewish law],” he said. “We slaughtered the goat with Leviim singing and priestly clothing, just like in the real Passover sacrifice.”
Leviim are Jews belonging to the Biblical tribe of Levi, whose members took part in Temple services.
The ritual was emotionally moving, Rabbi Glick reported. “The symbolism of standing opposite the Temple Mount and preparing for the real Passover sacrifice – it was without doubt a special moment,” he said.

ANIMAL SACRIFICES AND THE 3RD TEMPLE
http://www.come-and-hear.com/editor/br_2.html 

A RABBI SAYS NO ANIMAL SACRIFICE-JUST GRAIN OFFERINGS-DOES HE READ HIS BIBLE I ASK.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/4911#.UgZFtqwwneE 

The Temple Sacrifices and Offerings By TEMPLE INSTITUTE

Introduction
The significance and meaning of the Temple sacrificial system deserves - and requires - an entire treatise in its own right. In the Holy Temple animal sacrifice is prescribed by the Torah not only for various minor sins that were committed, but on many other occasions as well. This is not the place for a lengthy treatment of this subject. Still, since a great deal of misunderstanding does exist with regard to the true purpose of the sacrifices, we present a brief and altogether general introduction to the subject. Although intensely aware that we cannot do justice to such a sensitive and involved subject in this format, we can nonetheless attempt to clarify a number of important points.

The Concept of Sacrifice Dates to the Beginning of Time
Maimonides writes (Guide for the Perplexed, 3:32) that animal sacrifice dates back to the most ancient times, having been a common form of worship from the earliest days of man's need for religious expression and experience. He opines that the Torah incorporated this type of practice by providing for such offerings. In other words, G-d sought to give His people an avenue by which this desire may be expressed to Him, and thus made provisions for it by issuing the sacrificial commandments. Indeed, it is a common position of many great scholars and thinkers that sacrifices were among the earliest and most profound expressions of the human desire to come as close as possible to G-d. Thus the Bible records the sacrifices of Cain, Abel, and Noah.It is evident that the Jewish concept of sacrifice as it existed in the Holy Temple is widely misunderstood. For this worship functioned on many levels: ethical, moral, philosophical, mystical... and in fulfillment of the word of G-d. For although the idea of the sacrifices may seem difficult for contemporary man to accept, it is the commandment of the Holy One.Checking the definition of the word "sacrifice" in Webster's Dictionary, we begin to see a conceptual gap in our thinking which may help us expose the cause behind much of the misunderstanding. For the English the verb "sacrifice" means something entirely different:
sac.ri.fice \'sak-r*-.fi-s, -f*s also -.fi-z\ n [ME, fr. OF, fr. L sacrificium, fr. sacr-, sacer] 1: an act of offering something precious to deity; specif : the offering of a immolated victim 2: something offered in sacrifice 3a: destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else 3b: something given up or lost {the ~s made by parents}  

4: LOSS, DEPRIVATION
However, the Hebrew word for "sacrifice" (korban, le-hakriv) is from the same root as "to come near, to approach. . . . to become closely involved in a relationship with someone." For this is meant to be the essence of the experience which the bearer of the sacrifice undergoes. Indeed, it is unfortunate that no word in the English language can adequately render the idea behind the Hebrew word korban. We allow ourselves to use the word "sacrifice" for lack of a better word, but it is a highly unsuccessful attempt at translation; it could even be called unfortunate. The idea of a sacrifice or offering seems to indicate a gift or present; giving up something of value for another's benefit, or going without something of value yourself, for the benefit of that other.None of this gift-giving idea is present in the idea of the korban. First of all, it is a word that never carries a connotation of a present or gift, and is used exclusively by the Bible in the context of man's relationship with G-d. Thus its true meaning can only be grasped through its root... the concept of coming close.If the definition of the korban is "to come closer," then the goal of the Temple sacrifices is nothing less than the aim of dedicating human life to a higher sphere of awareness... closer to the Creator and the source of all life. The Temple sacrifice is not an idea of giving something up or losing something of value; it strives for nearness to G-d. For as King David prayed in the book of Psalms (73:28), "but as for me, nearness to G-d is good" - for the Jew, nearness to G-d is the truest, the highest, the only conception what goodness really is. Without this aspect to his life, without this G-dly relationship which uplifts his physical existence and imbues his life with a sense of connection to the Divine, he feels himself to be like an animal, devoid of that which makes him into a human being: the spark of his G-dly soul... without this he feels similar to the animal before him, on the altar. In a sense, what happens to the offering is also taking place within the heart and mind of he who brings it... 

A Deeper Level of Understanding: Levels of Conflict Within Creation
Existence contains four distinct levels: inanimate, vegetable, animal, and man. These levels are not only physical, but spiritual as well; every aspect of the created universe possesses a spiritual essence. All these elements are locked in a mortal struggle with each other, for each strives to rise to the next level, and thus become closer to the source. The sages taught that the only time when all of these basic forces are rectified and in harmony with each other is in the Holy Temple. For in the Temple service, all four aspects of creation unite together in the service of G-d, and thus reach their full potential in fulfilling His will and sanctifying His name. The priest who offers each sacrifice represents humanity; the animal offered, the animal kingdom; the flour, frankincense, libations etc. represent the world of plants; and even the inanimate level is represented... for salt must be a part of every sacrifice. Thus when the Temple stands, all of creation functions in harmony. This is one aspect of how the Temple brings peace to the world: "...and in this place, I will grant peace, says the L-rd of Hosts" (Haggai 2:9).

Man: The Greatest Contradiction of All
In all of creation, man is unique because he is a living contradiction. His life is a tightrope walk between the physical and spiritual worlds, and throughout his life, he finds himself locked in constant struggle between the pull of these two opposing forces. His body, hewn from the earth, is the seat of the darker, physical nature that tries to pull him down, like gravity, in that direction. His G-dly soul, which is a very part of G-dliness itself, seeks to elevate him by subjugating his physical side to the spiritual.

The Offering is for Man's Benefit
This is part of the concept of the Temple sacrifices as well. For when an individual sinned and brought a korbon, the death and burning of the animal on the Temple altar gave him a strong visual symbolization of what he himself deserves, were G-d to judge him severely, with the exacting scrutiny of unmitigated justice. The Torah teaches us that we are able to approach the identity of G-d and have some knowledge of Him through His names, or attributes. In this light it is instructive to note that throughout the book of Leviticus, in reference to the korbonot-offerings, G-d never refers to Himself with the Name Elohim, which denotes the Divine attribute of strict justice. For when connected to the sacrifices this could be misconstrued to indicate that the G-d who commands these offerings does so as a vengeful, bloodthirsty deity who demands a sacrifice as reparation. But nothing could be further from the truth; such imagery is nothing more than the illusion of a heathen vision of G-d, an unforgiving G-d who accepts the struggling death throws of an animal as a substitute for the forfeited life of a human being. But the only Name that the Bible associates with the offerings to G-d is HaShem, YHVH - signaling the attribute of Divine love and mercy.

The G-d of Love Desires Man to Refine His Own Humanity
Precisely because He is the G-d of love, not the G-d of punishment and death, He has prepared the sacrificial system as a method of restoring man's moral and spiritual life, and purifying that life. The sacrifice represents the death of man's physical side, the side of him that will die when kept at a distance from G-d. But if he will bring his entire self into the service of G-d, he will connect with his true purpose, namely the empowerment of his spiritual nature through the rectification of his own animal urges. Thus he gives satisfaction to his Creator; the "pleasing aroma" of the sacrifices is the very fact that man refines his own humanity.The experience of bringing this sacrifice for the individual was thus comparable to a vicarious taste of death, and it helped to reconcile the animal and spiritual natures within him.

The Sacrifices are Meaningless Without Repentance
It was only in the Holy Temple that the full spiritual nature of this process could be appreciated. It is of crucial importance to be aware that by no means did the sacrifices serve as an end in themselves. For example, the sin offering, which was a minority of all the offerings brought in the Temple, was powerless to atone for sin unless it was accompanied by a thought of resolute, true repentance. Without repentance, the sacrifice was invalid; the korbon itself was only a means by which man could arouse himself to repent. We are likewise taught that G-d Himself did not require the sacrifice but for the betterment of the crown of His creation, man; however He would prefer that man not sin, and not be necessitated to bring any offering (BT Berakoth 22:A).

The Creator Raised Man Above the Animals
Today, there are those who refer disparagingly to the "cult" of Temple sacrifice; they find the concept repugnant. Their viewpoint is understandable, since their entire basis for understanding these lofty concepts comes from a standpoint that is totally pagan. Those of this ilk view the sacrificial system as brutal because they have no conception of a G-d who beckons to us to raise ourselves above the animals and dedicate ourselves to Him. For man is at the center of creation; all else which G-d created was brought into existence solely to help aid man in his quest for spiritual perfection. 


Battle escalates over kosher slaughter in France

Alleged death threats and accusations of anti-Semitism follow proposal that religiously approved meat be labeled separately

August 10, 2013, 4:22 am 5-the times of israel

French Sen. Sylvie Goy-Chavent has called in the past for a ban on kosher meat, but sounded a more conciliatory note in her recent interview with the Times of Israel. (Courtesy)
French Sen. Sylvie Goy-Chavent has called in the past for a ban on kosher meat, but sounded a more conciliatory note in her recent interview with the Times of Israel. (Courtesy)
During a May appearance before lawmakers, Mohammed Moussaoui, a former president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, argued that separate labels on meat would have to be “fair,” and “never stigmatize Muslims or Jews.”That argument was made again during a second hearing on June 26 by Rabbi Bruno Fiszon, an expert on kosher slaughter, and Joel Mergui, the president of the Central Israelite Consistory of France, which provides religious services to Jewish organizations.“If consumers are told that the meat they buy wasn’t stunned before slaughter, and there is at the same time a campaign seeking to convince people that ritual slaughter is synonymous with barbarism, then we are against this policy,” said Mergui.Both Jews and Muslims argue that ritual slaughter, which produced 14 percent of French meat in 2010, is no less humane than modern methods.Mergui also pointed out what he considers a double standard in the Senate investigation, which focused on ritual slaughter but left aside hunting and bullfighting, which remain legal.“Europe would honor itself if it viewed ritual slaughter as a legitimate method of slaughter, not as a debasement of the law. We are fed up with being a debasement,” he said.Although the debate on ritual slaughter has simmered for several years — in 2011, then-Prime Minister Francois Fillon declared “these ancestral traditions don’t mean much” in a “modern society” — the latest round came to national attention on July 13, when Sellem’s website published an article with a headline that suggested Goy-Chavent might be anti-Semitic. The essay noted a letter in Le Parisien last year in which Goy-Chavent urged President Francois Hollande to outlaw religious slaughter, as well as her call in the past for separate labeling for products from the West Bank.“But no, she isn’t focused on Israel,” Sellem concluded. “And no, she isn’t anti-Semitic. Well . . . .”The French senator subsequently decided to press charges against the website. She said she’s received death threats from Internet users, without mentioning where they appeared.Among the most violent comments on the JSS website, one featured a call to “slash her neck and see how long it takes her to bleed.”
'I’m worried that this is just the first step before an outright ban on ritual slaughter,' Jonathan SImon-Sellem says of the proposed labeling system. (Courtesy)
‘I’m worried that this is just the first step before an outright ban on ritual slaughter,’ Jonathan-Simon Sellem says of the proposed labeling system. (Courtesy)
In a public letter addressed to Hollande and published on her Facebook page July 27, Goy-Chavent wrote that many people, including Parliament members, have advised her “to be extremely cautious, and even mentioned a possible intervention from a foreign country’s special services,” interpreted by many as a reference to Israel.To Sellem, the reaction was “over the top.”“I admit that the comment posted on the website is not particularly refined, and I firmly condemned the torrent of insults against her, but clearly she has to take a step backward and look at this situation from a distance,” he told the Times of Israel. “This comment was ironic — it was certainly not a death threat.”“I don’t care much about labeling kosher and halal meat, but I’m worried that this is just the first step before an outright ban on ritual slaughter,’ Sellem said, referring to last year’s letter in Le Parisien.“First comes kosher meat, and then what? Circumcision? How about outlawing prayer books in Hebrew because it’s not secular enough? ” he asked.Since the most recent uproar began, animal welfare activists including the Brigitte Bardot Foundation — which condemns ritual slaughter as cruel — have expressed support for Goy-Chavent. In a case of strange bedfellows, so has the extreme-right National Front party.The legislator, for her part, seems interested in lowering tensions, expressing regret to the Times of Israel for comments in which she dismissed defenders of ritual slaughter as “all Jews.”“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to all Jewish people who have been hurt by what I said. This was not my intention,” Goy-Chavent commented. “But the insults that were hurled at me have been dreadful.”



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