45 People Killed in Stampede at Religious Celebration in Israel

On Thursday evening at the annual celebration at the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron Galilee, forty five people were trampled upon and hundreds were injured at what was called by the Paramedics a stampede. Last year this celebration was only watched on Live Video. Since Israel has now reduced Corona infection to a minimum the Health Department gave permission to have this gathering without any limitations.

Israel a Ray of Hope

Amidst the dilemma of this year Corona Pandemic the minds of most people in the world is on health. Many people have died from Corona virus. Many people have recovered from the illness. Corona virus has been difficult for humanity even though almost 98% of people contacting the virus live through it. In a subtle way Corona Covid -19 has been able to cripple the world.

Passover – Easter Sunday

The Jewish people will be finishing their Passover seasonal celebrations this weekend. Easter Sunday begins when Passover ends. There is no doubt that Judaism and Christianity have the same roots. Both Judaism and Christianity give honor to the Five Books of Moses. The five books of Moses begin with the story of creation. God created the world in six days and on the seventh day he rested called the Sabbath. Adam the first man was the culmination of the six days of creations. The Sabbath the seventh day represents complete and total peace between God, man and his creation. The eternal Sabbath is a goal for all of mankind.

The Jewish People Prepare for the Holiday of Passover

The holiday of Passover is celebrated each year in the beginning of the spring season. The story of Exodus of the Jewish people from slavery to King Pharoah in Egypt is written in the second book of the five books of Moses, called the Old Testament. The bible begins with the story of the creation of the world by an Omnipotent God in six days and in the seventh day God rested from his work.

Evolution – Man and the Ape

The bible encourages mankind to prove in their lives that they are not homo sapiens evolved from the Ape. Religion came into the world to make this distinction. There is a great similarity between Man and the Ape. Both have similar physical stature. Both have hair on their bodies. Man the ape is also called Homo sapiens. Some say the main spiritual work of man and woman is to find how they are distinguished from the Ape.

Development of the New Age – A Changing World

On the first day of creation God said Let there be light and there was light to begin the New Age. The New Age movement is a movement for World Unity and Peace. It is a movement to unite religions and nations. The goal of the New Age is to prevent war. Living today under the threat of a third nuclear war, New Age development becomes of utmost importance. Pope Francis representing Christianity is negotiating peace between Old Age and New Age. Today he is visiting Iraq.

A Missiologist, Miguel Torneire, who Believes in Holistic Community Development

“The Spirit of the Lord God is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor” (Isaiah 61:1 & Luke 4:18).

The Bible stresses upon the importance of helping others in need in various verses. Offering a helping hand to people who are deprived of basic facilities is a form of service. Regardless of what one’s religious beliefs are, giving into charity is in the basic code of conduct. For the world today, charity is nothing more than a nudge of conscience on holidays such as Christmas. People of faith call acts of charity as ‘almsgiving.” It is a common tradition in Christianity. What people do not understand is that charity is not enough to stabilize and strengthen weak communities. In addition to charity, the world needs philanthropists who can address the root causes of the problems a community faces.

Attraction and Repulsion – Uniting Opposites

Guru Janardan travelled America at the same time when there was a festival in Woodstock. At the time of Woodstock festival in 1969 he was in Chicago receiving people to learn Ajapa Yoga. The climax of his trip to Chicago was organized a convention of people from all faiths. Guru Janardan spoke at this convention encouraging unity between people as brothers to unite with the one uniting force of creation which he described in this way. Yoga teaches Meditation and breath moderation. Yoga means literally unity. Guru Janardan focused attention to the two opposite directions of the breath which are attraction and repulsion, inhalation and exhalation. He said, attraction – repulsion One. The goal of life is to unite these two opposites with the inner source of all creation from which they emanate. Attraction and repulsion energies interact in life. The Kabballa esoteric Judaism describes these two energies in reference to the creation of world.

Working With the Poor – The Church Practicing Poverty Alleviation

The church serves from the forefront when it comes to developing communities and the betterment of impoverished regions. The long-held legacy of support and care for the poor got the title of “Robin Hood” for the churches. However, such approaches have never provided consistently effective outcomes. To elaborate, these approaches are more of a forceful circulation of wealth than equal distribution. Despite the pure intentions and dedicated measures, the church’s efforts to alleviate poverty in monetary terms often yield momentary benefits. The short-term solutions and attempts to improve the conditions of the materially poor made them dependent on the church in monetary terms.

God Rules the World – God Wants Peace

God rules the world. God will not compromise on truth. Truth is one of the names of God. Peace is another name of God. Every day God displays his humility. In humility God gave to man free choice. God is the father; and mankind are his children. The father wants his children to enjoy the gift of life. The gift of life is in two worlds. It begins with this physical world and continues into another realm of existence, the existence of souls and spirit. The father watches over his children. He allows them to choose but works in the background to guide them to make the right decisions.

Working With the Poor – A Biblical Perspective on Poverty Alleviation

The typical perspective that crosses one’s mind when we talk about poverty alleviation is developing deprived areas and global regions. Providing necessary resources to the underprivileged people and ensuring the availability of basic necessities are general ideas for poverty eradication. While these developmental measures are the government’s responsibilities, the Bible presents a different definition and resolution for this rampant global problem.

Holiday of Purim Celebrated in Israel and the Jewish World

Judaism is the biblical religion of the Jewish people which is based on the teachings of the Bible the Old Testament which were given by God to Moses at Mount Sinai. In Jewish tradition there are three major holidays Passover, Sukkot and Shevuot. Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Jewish people from slavery to King Pharoah in Egypt. Sukkot commemorates the period of forty years after Passover in which the Jews lived in the Wilderness of Sinai on the way to the land of Israel. Shavuot which means weeks commemorates the period of time of seven weeks between Passover and the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai.

Connecting to God and Freedom

God placed the desire for freedom in the world. The desire for freedom is called by some an enemy and by others the secret of God.

Adam and Eve were created from the dust and placed in the Garden of Eden. In the Garden of Eden there was peace and tranquility. Adam and Eve had a free hand to choose to eat from the fruits of all the trees on the earth. Only one tree in the Garden was called for them the forbidden fruit like it says in Genesis 1 : And God commanded to Adam from all the trees of the garden you can eat, but from the tree of knowledge of good and evil you should not eat from it that in the day that you eat from it you will die.

Depression and Suicide in Difficult Times

The main cause of suicide is depression. Depression can come to people in many ways. One of the ways it may come to people is through poverty. When a person is accustomed to a life of wealth, and for many reasons he has lost his riches, this may be the cause of depression even suicide. Poor people can be happy even living under the stresses of poverty when they have the minimum life requirements food, shelter and friendship. Poor people work hard to maintain themselves and their families which gives them satisfaction even if they have not more than low income life.

Kosher Cuisine a Spiritual Biblical Tradition

Jewish people have a tradition going back to Biblical times to separate meat and milk in their kitchens. In Kosher restaurants it may be possible to order a Pita with Shwarma, or a Pita with a Burger but not a cheese burger. McDonalds will offer a cheese burger with onions and vegetables which may be a delight for humanity but for Orthodox and traditional Jews a temptation which they refrain from enjoying. Some pizza shops may offer salami on a pizza pie; but in a kosher pizza store only vegetables, onions, mushrooms and olives.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day – A Letter to Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Wednesday marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by urging people to keep a close watch on distorted ideologies. He said, “To remember is an expression of humanity. To remember is a sign of civility. To remember is a condition for better future for peace and fraternity.“

A King Without a People – Learning the Bible During Corona Pandemic

God is the king of the universe. He is hidden from his people in a place unknown. His justice is unknown. The world suffers from Corona Pandemic. The world is seeking a light at the end of the tunnel.

God created the world as it says in the first words of the Bible, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. About this beginning there is a question. Some say the beginning was millions of years in the past. Others point to the beginning six days before the known creation of man on the planet earth. Man was created on the six day of creation after all the other creations including animals. God gave to Adam this world, the planet earth. Adam ruled the earth like it says “and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that dwells on the earth.”

The Light of God Revealed Amidst Corona Darkness

The two channels of spirituality are religion and Universal faith. Judaism is teaching Jews to accept the Torah from their prophet Moses. The Torah instructs Jews what is their obligation to surrender their will and their intellect to serve God in heaven. God is above the intellect to comprehend the creator of the universe. The Torah is the word of God given to the Jewish people by Moses.  Through doing the commandments of the Torah including the learning of Torah, the Torah makes the Jewish people a nation.

Trump is not the Messiah – He made a good try

President Trump began his term as President with the highest Messianic ideals. He hoped that the strength of America could unite whole with freedom and democracy. He fought against liberal socialism which polluted the essence of freedom and democracy to permit abortions without limit, sex relationships not procreative, and anarchy in the name of freedom. With the strength of a powerful America he was able to bring together opposite sides of national religions Islam and Judaism.

A Happy New Year With a Light at the End of the Tunnel

This year 2020 has been difficult for everyone. It was not the usual celebration at Times Square in Manhatten. 2020 is called the worst year of our lives.

Global leaders took to the social media to wish their citizens a brighter future. Many acknowledged the sacrifices people made and thanked the public for pulling together through a historically difficult year. To date more than 1.8 million people have died from Corona Pandemic.

Hanukah and Christmas

The Jewish people are now ending the celebration of Hanukah.  Christmas will begin next week. On the holiday of Hanukah the Jewish people light a candelabra called a Menorah of eight candles. The first night they light one candle and add a candle each night until the eighth day. Two blessings are recited when lighting the candles. The first blessing is proclaiming that the holiday of Hanukah is a commandment from God to the Jewish people. The second blessing is proclaiming that God did a great miracle to our forefathers at the time of the second temple in Jerusalem.

Jesus Did Not Want to Rule the World Alone

Jesus did not want to rule the world. After the death of Jesus and his resurrection the will and desires of Jesus were distorted especially when Christianity became the religion of Rome. Rome wanted to rule the world and almost succeeded. Constantine in 330 AD was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity and moved the seat of the empire to Byzantium which was later called Constantinople in his honor. The Byzantine Empire Byzantine Empire – Wikipedia with Christianity as its religion spread out throughout Europe until it was finally defeated by the Ottoman Empire in 1453.

The Establishment of the Nation of Israel – Hanukah

The Nation of Israel has a Biblical history more than any other nation in the world. Like all nations it was established and survived through wars. The whole Bible from Genesis is the story of the establishment of the Biblical nation of Israel which began with Adam in the Garden of Eden.

Adam was created by God from the earth unlike all other human beings who come from the sexual union of male and female. The belief in the special creation of Adam is the foundation of faith in God the creator. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” are the first words of the Bible. The belief in the special creation of Adam refutes evolution.

Rabbi Lord Jonathon Saks Dies a Martyr for Peace

Rabbi Lord Jonathon Sacks passed away at the age of 72 in November. He devoted his life toward uniting the secular world with the religious world. He served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth the largest the largest synagogue body in the UK. He held this position from September 1991 until September 2013. He is known to be not only a Rabbi but also a philosopher, theologian, author and politician.

Finding Unity Amidst the Corona Pandemic and Making a Better Life

Search to find the Unity of God on earth and don’t give up. Each person living in this world is worried about himself. He is worried about his family. He may also worry about his nation. The world is made up of nations which are divided. Each nations has its own land and its own constitution. The nation exists for the sake of the people. Sometimes the people exist for the sake of the nation.

Finding God in Corona Pandemic and US Elections

Democracy gives freedom for people to adapt their lives according to the times. People will choose the candidate most suitable to their needs. They connect to God in the way they choose.

Corona Pandemic has thrown a darkness on the world which may compel people to look for spiritual help. There are two types of people, closed minded and open minded. There are people who are set in their ways and refuse to change. People have already become atheists and only look at life as a natural phenomenon. They believe in evolution of the species, and that life is a combination of natural energies which always existed and will always exist.

Corona Pandemic Belongs to God Not to Biden or Trump

Before the final day when you decide to cast your ballot don’t make the mistake to judge Trump because of his handling of the Corona Pandemic. The Corona Pandemic came from God with powers from heaven which have baffled the greatest of scientists. There is not one leader of nations of the world that has successfully stopped the Pandemic. Those that succeeded in the first stage, failed in the second stage like Israel.

King Nebuchadnezzar and President Donald Trump

An ancient king. A modern president. Nebuchadnezzar vs Trump.  Nebuchadnezzar restored Babylon to its former glory and metamorphosed it “into a city of light.”  In 2016, President Trump promised to make America great again and transform it into a national beacon of equal rights and racial justice.  Economic progress was being made until the onslaught of COVID-19; advancement toward greater social justice remains a subject of contention.

Which Colour To Wear On Each Day of Navratri?

The festive season is near. Navratri and the Hindu devotees are readying to celebrate it in full enthusiasm. All of Navratri’s nine days are devoted to the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga — the Goddess of power. Each of the nine colors of Navratri signifies the nature of the Devi. Every year, although the colors stay the same, the sequence changes depending on the day Navratri falls.

A Miracle in Israel – Don’t Fear Corona

The words “Don’t fear Corona” is a motto well known today. Nevertheless, the fake news media and the governments of the world, the FDA and WHO also preach Fear Corona, Quarantine, Wait for Bill Gates to save the world with a vaccine. Against the words wait for the vaccine, King David wrote in Psalms 27, Wait for God, be strong and courageous, Wait for God.” Rabbi Nachman of Breslov a Chassidic master living in Ukraine 200 years ago taught, “There is no such thing as without hope. If you believe that it is possible to destroy, believe also that it is possible to correct. The story of life is about crossing a narrow bridge. Most important is not to fear. It is a great achievement to be always happy.”

Spiritual Healing, Corona, and Resurrection

Corona is with us already for six months, growing in some parts of the world, resting temporarily in other parts of the world. Israel is in a new spike of infections. In New York which was the worst hit in America Corona has been resting temporarily but there is already signs of spikes in religious neighborhoods in Metropolitan New York. President Trump has tested positive and is being treated in the hospital. Several of the leaders of religious Jewish community in Israel have recently become infected including Rabbi Chaim Kinevsky called The Prince of the Torah World. Rabbi Chaim is over 90 years old.

Temporary Dwellings – The Jewish Holiday of Sukot (Booths)

After the high holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur starting the New Year, the Jewish people begin to build on their porches and in the streets temporary dwellings called Sukot or booths.  These booths are symbolic of the housing quarters in which the Jewish people lived in for forty years wandering in the wilderness of Sinai. The generation of the wilderness has the possibility to cross over into Israel in a short time since the distance between the Sinai Peninsula and Israel is not long only requiring to cross over the Jordan River to reach Israel. However God had for them other plans and they were ordered by God to wait forty years with Moses their leader before entering Israel. Moses did not enter Israel but he sent his disciple Joshua to lead the people into Israel.

Christianity and the Need for Social Change Amidst of Globalization and Hunger: What’s Next!!

The present state of the Global Church.

For centuries, the world has continuously been on the struggle to confronting a well-known enemy that has grown so big in our presence, which, as a result, has cost the deaths of many globally, homelessness, fear, anxiety, insecurity, and notably crime. That enemy is poverty. Poverty has been the very topic on the lips of billions worldwide, people of all categories, including the Church. It is an enemy that has become a constant threat to our communities. Our coeval esoteric culture has tried to implement specific changes in people’s living expectancy around the world. There has never been a time that Christianity has gone through so much tyrannical persecution since the dawn of the 21st century over Social Issues, Economic Problems, Public Policy Problems, Racial Intolerance, and Poverty.

Peace Between Nations – Peace Between Religions

Peace is a universal goal of all mankind. Peace Shalom is the name of God. The True peace must also include the right to remain separate, separate nations and separate religions. The meaning of “God is One” means to include One God who is separate and One God united.  One means separate from his creation; one means united with his creation. Each person has the right to be an individual as well as being part of the whole, a part of his nation, a part of mankind, a part of the congregation of his religion.

Religion, Faith, Freedom, Democracy

Living in a democratic society until you understand the relationships between religion, faith and freedom you cannot appreciate democracy. All three factors religion, faith and freedom are in the center of life each one making its claims on modern society.  Before religion came into the world beginning with Abraham described in Genesis in the bible, there was freedom and there was chaos.

Life is Sacred – March for Life

The murder of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin again arouses in people the desire to march for a cause. There are many different causes which are important. Black live matter is a favorite cause today. Those that look deeper into the need to demonstrate and march can find a better slogan which is LIFE IS SACRED – MARCH FOR LIFE. This slogan includes Black lives Matter and doesn’t create hatred.

Controlling Love is not only a Jewish problem

Love is difficult to control. Love makes the world go around. Woman abuse is a problem in America and the whole world. The healthy way of controlling love is to get married to the one you love. Love in this way becomes productive through procreation. Family is the cradle of life.

The Jewish people are dependent on Jews marrying Jews. When Jews marry out of Judaism the nation loses important souls.  The survival of the Jewish nation depends on fighting intermarriage, interfaith marriage.

Learning from Corona Pandemic

Corona virus is still with us even though there are some improvements. There have already been 22 million people infected and 780 thousands deaths from the disease. In America alone more than 5.5 million cases and 173 thousand deaths. Russia is the first to produce a vaccine and there are many companies in the world on the way to producing an accepted vaccine. Including all the people infected in the world with those that will be eventually vaccinated hopefully will be reached Herd Immunity. In case that will come another similar virus, medical science is doing research the use of anti-viral drugs like Hydrochloroquine and Remdesvir to prepare for the next plague God Forbid.

Abraham Accords

The agreement made between Israel and UAE was given the name Abraham Accords. The agreement was reached through the work of President Trump negotiating between the ministers of UAE and Netanyahu-Gantz.  It is called Abraham Accords because both nations UAE and Israel are related to religions which are connected to Abraham called the father of nations in the Bible, Genesis.  God appeared to Abraham Genesis 12, And God said to Abraham go out from your homeland to the land which I will show you. I will make from you a great nation, and glorify your name to be blessed. Calling the peace treaty Abraham Accords is a fulfillment of this prophecy to glorify the name Abraham and to call the peace agreement Abraham Accords.

The Land of Israel and Peace

The right of the Jews to live in the Land of Israel was certified by the United Nations in 1948 after the war of Independence. The Jewish people have always had an historical connection to the land of Israel from Biblical times. After World War II and the holocaust came the opportunity for the Jewish people to establish in the land of Israel a sovereign nation. The Jewish people have always been a nation and the land of Israel has always been its homeland. The Land of Israel is an important part of Judaism, the Jewish religion.

America, Israel and Religious Political Conflicts

America in the world is the spokesman for freedom. The goal of America is that the world should be united by freedom. The Statue of Liberty stands in NY a symbol of freedom. America was found as a nation under One God with liberty and justice forever. The religion of America is freedom. Freedom accepts the major monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam even though they are fundamentally against freedom.

Guru a New Spiritual Light

Guru means teacher. Receiving a Guru is like receiving God as your teacher. In the Old Age God is called King. In the religions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam God is called King. Each of these religions relates to God the King of the Universe. All these religions are connected to the revelation of God on Mount Sinai. Judaism was established after Mount Sinai receiving from Moses the Law of the Jewish people. Christianity came from Judaism connecting more to the Messiah but also with the desire to establish the kingship of God on earth.

The World Needs the Holy Temple in Jerusalem

The Jewish people this week fasted on the 9th of the month of Av in mourning for the destruction of the two holy temples in Jerusalem.  Each year on this day thousands of Jews throughout Israel visit the place of the Western Wall where stood the holy temple. This year because of Corona virus the crowds were limited. The prayers were made in limited groups of twenty participants.

The Garden of Eden – The World in Chaos

There are things which everyone knows and there are things which some people know and other believe in. Physics and science studies the known and extends its knowledge of the known into many channels to improve life. Scientists attempt to solve the difficulties faced in life whether they be connected to the material world or the world of emotions. For nervous people there are sedatives; for the physically sick there are medicines.