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Shabbat Shalom- Weekly Parsha

Shabbat Shalom- Weekly Parsha

Shabbat Shalom Torah Numbers 8:1-12:16 Haftarah Zechariah 2:14-4:7 

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‘Israel, prepare For Armageddon And forget US help’

‘Israel, prepare For Armageddon And forget US help’

EMPact America founder warns of Iran nuclear threat, says under Obama US has turned into an ‘enemy of Israel.’ By Ari Yashar & Orli Baruch Screen shot Henry Schwartz, a prominent entrepreneur and EMPact America  founder, spoke with Arutz Sheva following his organization’s National Security Action Summit last week. The purpose of the conference was to save America from a “dire” situation, revealed Schwartz. US President Barack Obama has given Iran permission to build a nuclear weapon through a “bogus deal,” charged Schwartz, warning the Iranians “will come back to Israel, G-d forbid, they will come back to America.”

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Rocket lands near Sderot library

Rocket lands near Sderot library

By Anav Silverman Tazpit News Agency In what was the heaviest rocket barrage against Israel in two years, 55 projectiles were fired from Gaza into Israel on Wednesday evening, March 12. The rockets were reported to have been launched from east Gaza City neighborhood of Shuja’iyya. Islamic Jihad’s military wing, Al-Quds Brigades claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks. In Sderot, several sirens were sounded warning residents of impending rockets. One rocket reportedly landed near a municipal library. “We heard four Color Red sirens and an explosion,” Meital Ohayon of Sderot told Tazpit News Agency. Ohayon had been dressing her children…

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After Rome, Jerusalem and possibly Istanbul

His Holiness Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople, Explains to ZENIT the Historic Importance of His Upcoming Meeting with Pope Francis in Jerusalem By Mattia Sorbi One of the most outstanding novelties of Pope Francis’ pontificate is the fraternal and friendly dimension in relations with other Christian Churches, in particular, with the Orthodox. For the first time in history, the Patriarch of Constantinople came to Rome to meet with the Roman Pontiff at his inaugaration as Pope. In the last week of May, His Holiness Bartholomew will take part in a unitary meeting organized by Pope Francis in Jerusalem.

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U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

By Craig Timberg, U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web. Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash last year to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance. The change would end the long-running contract between the Commerce Department and…

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Jewish voice from Crimea: ‘Living in Readiness’

Jewish voice from Crimea: ‘Living in Readiness’

By: Tazpit News Agency  By Roman Mokrinsky, Defaced synagogue in Simferopol. Photo Credit: Tazpit News Agency Two weeks after the fall of the regime in the Ukraine, and as the flow of reports on Russian military advancement in the Crimea intensifies, the situation in the region continues to remain unstable and flammable. The interim government in the Ukraine has issued new laws, many of them with a nationalistic orientation, creating unrest in the Russian speaking regions in the country. Many of these ethnic Russians in the east of the Ukraine fear the new regime and aspire to be annexed by…

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Seriously wounded Ukrainians airlifted to Israel for treatment

Seriously wounded Ukrainians airlifted to Israel for treatment

They are scheduled to receive treatment at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot and at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. By Arutz Sheva staff Kiev: wounded protester (file) Reuters While Kiev and its environs have been relatively peaceful since the bloody clashes of February 18 and 19, hundreds of people are still suffering from wounds they incurred in the confrontation with forces loyal to then-president, Victor Yanukovych. But according to JTA news, the efforts of volunteers in both Kiev and Israel made it possible for seven severely wounded patients to be airlifted to Israel Friday 7, where they are scheduled…

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George Soros: A threat to Evangelical Christian support for Israel?

George Soros: A threat to Evangelical Christian support for Israel?

Sean Savage/JNS.org  George Soros George Soros (Ralph Orlowski)  For well over a century, Christian Zionists have been steadfast in their support for a Jewish homeland. Emerging from this movement, evangelical Christians have served as the foundation of Christian Zionism due to a number of theological, moral and political reasons. At the same time, there is a growing movement of mainline Protestants who are critical of Israel. With the support of anti-Israel Palestinian groups and nongovernmental organizations funded by liberal philanthropists like George Soros, some are seeking to sway evangelicals away from support for Israel. Can Israel and the Jewish community…

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The 160-Year Christian history behind what’s happening in Ukraine

The 160-Year Christian history behind what’s happening in Ukraine

How we have misunderstood Russia, the Crimean Peninsula, and supposedly secular Europe. Philip Jenkins/ March 5, 2014 The 160-Year Christian History Behind What’s Happening in Ukraine Image: Rumlin / Wikimedia Commons In recent days, the Crimean peninsula has been at the heart of what some have described as the greatest international crisis of the 21st century. But this is not the first time the region has been so critical to international affairs. Many educated people have at least heard of the great struggle known as the Crimean War (1853-56), although its causes and events remain mysterious to most non-specialists.

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