"Afterwards shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God and David their king, and they
shall come trembling to the Lord and to His goodness at the end of days." (Hoshea 3.5)

10 February 2016

The Holiness of Rosh Chodesh

1 Adar Aleph 5776
Rosh Chodesh Bet

"New Moons have You gven Your people, a time of atonement for all their offspring, when they would bring before You offerings for favor and goats for sin-offering to atone on their behalf. They would serve as a remembrance for them all and a salvation for their soul from the hand of the enemy. May You establish a new altar in Zion, and may we bring upon it the elevation-offering of the new moon, and prepare he-goats with favor. In the service of the Holy Temple may we all rejoice and in the songs of Your servant David that are heard in Your city, when they are recited before Your altar. May You being them an eternal love and the covenant of the forefathers may You recall upon the children. May You bring us to Zion, Your city, in glad song and to Jerusalem, Your Holy Temple, in eternal gladness. There shall we perform before You our obigated offerings, the continual offerings according to their order and the additional offerings according to their law. And the additional offering of this New Moon day we shall perform and bring before You with love according to the commandment of Your favor, as You have written for us in Your Torah, through Moses Your servant,....
(Musaf of Rosh Chodesh Prayer)

~ Chodesh Tov, Simchah Rabah! ~

09 February 2016

"Mi k'Amcha Yisrael!"

1 Adar Aleph 5776
Rosh Chodesh Bet

World on the Brink?

30 Shevat 5776
Rosh Chodesh `א Adar `א

From The Economic Collapse blog...

Day Of Reckoning: The Collapse Of The Too Big To Fail Banks In Europe Is Here

...The next great financial crisis is already here, and right now we are only in the early chapters.

Ultimately what we are facing is going to be far worse than the financial crisis of 2008/2009, and as a result of this great shaking the entire world is going to fundamentally change.


From the End of the American Dream blog...

World War III Starts In The Middle East? Saudi Arabia And Turkey Consider A Ground Invasion Of Syria

...There is little hope that the Sunni forces that once were so optimistic about overthrowing Assad can hold out much longer without help.

As the situation becomes increasingly desperate, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are now considering what was once unthinkable – a full-blown ground invasion of Syria.

08 February 2016

Precursor Warnings?

30 Shevat 5776
Rosh Chodesh `א Adar `א
Meteorite Killed Man at Indian College, Says Chief Minister
A man was killed and three others were injured Saturday in what authorities said was a meteorite strike at a college campus in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
An unidentified object left a four-feet deep crater after falling near a cafeteria inside the Bharathidasan Engineering College campus at about 12.30 p.m. on Saturday, G. Baskar, principal of the college in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, said.
“There was a noise like a big explosion,” said Mr. Baskar. “It was an abnormal sound that could be heard till at least 3 kilometers [about 2 miles] away,” he added.
It would be the first time in modern history that a person has been killed by a meteorite.
The powerful explosion smashed the windows of classrooms and the windshields of vehicles parked in the vicinity. Students at the college were immediately sent home and classes were suspended until Wednesday.
Mr. Baskar described the tiny rock fragments observed at the site of the explosion on Saturday as “blue-ish black” in color.
V. Kamaraj, who operated a bus for the college, suffered severe injuries while he was walking close to the area where the object struck. He died Saturday. Three others, including two gardeners working inside the campus and a student at the college, were also injured during the incident.
100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth Next Month
An asteroid as long as a basketball court will give Earth a close shave next month — though scientists aren't sure just how close.
The near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68, which is thought to be about 100 feet (30 meters) in diameter, will zoom past our planet on March 5. The space rock could come as close as 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) — less than 5 percent of the distance from Earth to the moon....
If 2013 TX68 or another asteroid of its size were to slam into Earth, it would probably explode in an airburst about twice as energetic as the Chelyabinsk event, NASA officials said.
According to this newly updated chart from SpaceWeather.com, that distance is now calculated at 10,511.6 miles - half the distance between the earth's surface and orbiting satellites.

"Two Months of Extra Happiness!"

29 Shevat 5776

Tonight begins Rosh Chodesh Aleph of Chodesh Adar Aleph.

This month, Adar l, is an added month in the Jewish leap year. This year is a shanah meuberet (lit., “a pregnant year”), more commonly known as a leap year, on the Jewish calendar.

The Jewish leap year, which occurs seven times in a 19-year cycle, has 13 months instead of the regular year’s 12. This is so that the lunar-based Jewish year (which is 354.37 days) should remain aligned with the solar year (365.25 days) and seasons.

It is important to keep the calendars aligned in order for the festivals to retain their positions relative to the seasons as prescribed by the Torah. The added month is called Adar I, and is inserted before the month of Adar (termed Adar II in leap years).

Adar is the official “happy month,” as is written: “As soon as Adar begins, increase in joy!” In a leap year, we have two months of extra happiness!

The festival of Purim, celebrated on Adar 14, is in Adar II in leap years, while the 14th of Adar I is marked symbolically as Purim Katan—Minor Purim.

See more HERE.

03 February 2016

It's Getting More and More Extreme

25 Shevat 5776

Global warming - I don't know. Earth changes - no doubt about it. Our ancient Hebrew prophecies are full of detailed descriptions of it. (See Tanakh on Earth Changes)

Snow falls in Kuwait for 'the first time ever'
Temperatures in Kuwait soar up to 50C in the summer months and even in winter 20C is the norm. However, on Thursday the temperature was as low as 3C.

There is no record of snow having fallen in Kuwait before, although the emirate has experienced hail and frost in the past when temperatures have fallen in the winter.

A Kuwaiti told MEE that Thursday's snow was a first for the country.

"I asked my grandfather, he said there has never been snow before," they said, preferring to remain anonymous. "Everyone is surprised."

Heavy snowfall for Saudi Arabia

First EVER snowfall in central Vietnam - Records date back to 1650

Rare earthquake shakes residents of Maine, US
Alice Kelly, PH.D., an instructor of earth and climate studies at UMaine, says it's unusual to see seismic activity in this area.

Second earthquake hits Cornwall, UK within a week

Why the U.S. East Coast could be a major ‘hotspot’ for rising seas

Just a nudge could collapse West Antarctic Ice Sheet, raise sea levels 3 meters

Safety warnings as hurricane force gusts set to batter Galway