The rise of the right in Israel and the third Temple
This year the “black fast” known as Tisha B’av 2018 fell at nightfall on July 21, and concluded at nightfall on Sunday, July 22. A record 1,200 Jews visited the Temple Mount on Tisha B’av mainly due to the lifting of the ban imposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on visits by government ministers and Knesset members (KM) to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount (which lasted three straight years). The far-right especially those in the Knesset are pushing for rebuilding the temple. This must be placed against the background of the recently passed “Jewish-nation-state-bill” on July 19  which moves the Zionist state in a more autocratic (anti-democratic) direction of an ethno-state. This lurch to the right even has implications for Jewish religious pluralism, giving the orthodox Rabbinate a distinct advantage over other forms of Judaism.
This has been a tumultuous week with the “Jewish-nation-state-bill” passing on the Thursday (July 19 th), the “black fast” ending on the Sunday (22 nd), a stone falling out of the wailing wall on the Monday (23 rd) with the week ending with a blood moon and earthquake (Galilee region) on the “joyous feast of the grape harvest” (27 th) which is meant to close the period of “mourning”. The Cabbalist Rabbi’s interpret the portent of the falling stone as a call to rebuild the temple (sic).
All this must be read against the background of the new “peace plan” by Jared Kushner, the Jewish son in law of Trump. Taken together with the movement of the embassy to Jerusalem in recognition that it is the “eternal Jewish capital”, we await developments. Kushner’s peace plan is closely kept under wraps but will soon be revealed. One can assume that it will be to the advantage of the Jewish Zionist state.
Events seem to be “heating up” (in a literal sense as well with global temperature spikes). The push to rebuild the Third Temple and the lurch to an autocratic religiously intolerant state taken together with the revelation of a new “peace-plan” all seem to fit “historic patterns”. Will we see the emergence of an Israeli beast with expansionist tendencies? (Iran the next target?). We need to be less sycophantic towards Israel as they still refuse the Messiah.
“As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes”(Romans 11:28).
 More than 1000 Jews enter Temple Mount on Tisha Be’av, two arrested
 Israeli right dreams of third temple in Jerusalem
 Final text of Jewish nation-state law, approved by the Knesset early on July 19 https://www.timesofisrael.com/final-text-of-jewish-nation-state-bill-set-to-become-law/
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 The day the Jewish state became Orthodox
 Total Lunar Eclipse visible Friday
 Earthquakes in Israel: Tenth Tremor in a Week Shakes North
Maximum measured was 4.5 but scientists believe a “big quake” is overdue as it strikes every 100 years or so. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-earthquakes-in-israel-tenth-tremor-in-a-week-shakes-north-1.6248542
 Jewish reading for the day is the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:1-7:11) “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD” and Isaiah 40:1-26; “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God”. According to Jewish lore 15 Ab was the day when Hadrian allowed the bodies of the Kochba rebels to be buried: “On the 9th of Av, the inhabitants of the city of Betar were killed. Throughout the entire reign of Hadrian, the burial of these people was forbidden. The corpses, although they all lay exposed, miraculously did not decompose. Finally, years later on the 15th of Av, the bodies were buried, and given the proper respect due to them”.
 Western Wall’s Fallen Stone: Seed to Grow Third Temple?
“For a stone shall cry out from the wall, And a rafter shall answer it from the woodwork”. Habakkuk 2:11 (The Israel Bible™)
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