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The Fall Feasts Season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:00

Three special feasts, all ordained by God Himself, are celebrated at this time of year by the Jewish people of Israel. It is a very special time of the year.

The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the three. It comes on New Year's Day on the modern Jewish calendar, and in Hebrew it is called, Rosh HaShanah. God instructed Moses: "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month ye shall have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation." (Leviticus 23:24)

Happy New Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 00:00

Israel welcomed the Jewish year 5770 last Saturday with somewhat somber but meaningful celebration. Jerusalem Post writer Liat Collins wrote that 5769 was not a "shana toba," or a good year. But thankfully, neither was it the worst. The following is a condensed version of her JP article.

As we mark 70 years since the outbreak of World War II, we know we have much to be grateful for. Primarily, we are still alive. And we now have our own sovereign state. It has too often been ordered around, but nevertheless, it is lively independent and flourishing in nature and deed.

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Jerusalem Rally Denounces Obama; Rabbi Calls Obama a Racist PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00

An estimated 1,500 people crowded a Jerusalem square last week for an anti-Obama rally, protesting against unrelenting Amerrican pressure on the Israeli government.

Not coincidentally, four top United States officials were in Israel at the time, including Obama's special envoy, George Mitchell. They were there to pound the message to Prime Minister Netanyahu to stop building in the Jewish so-called "settlement" towns in Judea and Samaria and in East Jerusalem.

The major slogan of the protest rally was, "Yes to Israeli independence: No to American dictates."

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Obama Dictates Construction Freeze PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:00

Last week President Barack Obama exercized his audacity again, declaring that Israel has the green light from the US to go ahead and complete construction on housing units in the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria that were already begun. But he added that after those projects were completed, he was demanding "a full construction freeze" in all the communities "across the disputed territories." And he added that he expected Israel "to fully comply with its demands."

I don't recall that it was Barack Obama who won the last election for Prime Minister of Israel. Do you? Yet it seems as if he thinks he holds the office of Super Prime Minister, or is it Dictator? How does he think he has the authority to make such dictatorial demands on Israel? How can he ignore that Israel is a viable and successful independent sovereign state? Does he consider Israel to be just another US state, or a colony of the US under his empirical  administation?


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