Yom HaShoah / יום השואה on Sunday April 27, 2014 (28 Nisan, 5774)

editor 24 April 2014


By Hebcal.com.. Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day”), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. Read more »


Report: Ukraine Synagogue Firebombed Just Days After Distribution of Anti-Semitic Flyers (Video)

editor 24 April 2014

By Josua Levitt.. The Nikolayev Synagogue in Ukraine (south-east of Ukraine) was reportedly firebombed by vandals at approximate 2 AM on Saturday morning, according to Chabad blog Shturem and closed-circuit footage of the attack, uploaded to YouTube at the weekend.

The footage was posted by Yisroel Gotlieb, son of the city’s chief rabbi, Sholom Gotlieb. Read more »


Wiesenthal Center: Newly Sainted Popes Are Heroes to the Jewish People

editor 24 April 2014

By Joshua Levitt.. Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center at the weekend said it joined with Catholics around the world in acknowledging the remarkable contributions of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II canonized on Easter Sunday. Read more »


Islam’s Tenuous Connection to Jerusalem

editor 24 April 2014

By Eli E. Hertz.. Despite 1,300 years of Muslim Arab rule, Jerusalem was never the capital of an Arab entity, nor was it ever mentioned in the Palestine Liberation Organization’s covenant until Israel regained control of East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967. Overall, the role of Jerusalem in Islam is best understood as the outcome of political exigencies impacting religious belief. Read more »


Millions of former Muslims will celebrate Easter this year. Meet one, Hormoz Shariat, the “Billy Graham of Iran.”

editor 23 April 2014

By Joel C. Rosenberg.. (Washington, D.C.) — In 1979, there were fewer than 500 Muslim converts to Christianity in all of Iran. Today, there are over one million Iranian who love Jesus Christ, have become His followers, and are celebrating Easter. In fact, this Easter millions of former Muslims throughout the Middle East, North Africa and central Asia are celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whereas they once saw Jesus as merely a prophet, now they are convinced that He is God, and they have renounced Islam and chosen to follow Him no matter what it costs them. Read more »


Interview With Dr Manfred Gerstenfeld about “Demonizing Israel and the Jews”

editor 23 April 2014

By Andrew Tucker.. Q1 You have written many books about anti-Semitism and other topics. What led you to write the book Demonizing Israel and the Jews?

A1 For a long time, I was looking for a simple and effective way to expose the extremely multi-faceted contemporary anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism. Thereafter I began to publish interviews with experts on specific aspects of this hate-mongering in a number of different languages. Read more »


Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

editor 20 April 2014

By Yoram Ettinger.. 1. The Passover legacy constitutes the foundation of Judaism, and is therefore included in most Jewish blessings (“in memory of the Exodus”). Passover symbolizes the rejuvenation of nature and mankind, spiritually and physically, individually and collectively/nationally.  Passover stipulates that human rejuvenation (just like the rejuvenation of nature) must be driven by memory/history/roots. Read more »


China on the Edge

editor 19 April 2014

By Gatestone Institute..  The second thing we get wrong about China is that it is safe to ignore periodic Chinese threats to incinerate our cities and wage war on us. They employ salami-slicing tactics, as with Scarborough Shoal… so that they do not invite retaliation. If we cannot say these things clearly and publicly, the Chinese will think we are afraid of them. If they think we are afraid of them, they will act accordingly.

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Global Prayer Call 2015

editor 18 April 2014

By Harald Eckert.. Calling the body of Christ worldwide to prayer (and fasting) for your nation and Israel. On May 08, 2015 it will be 70 years that World War II (in Europe) came to an end. With this the Holocaust, the greatest atrocity and tragedy of mankind, came to a halt. On January 27, 2015 at the world wide UN Holocaust Memorial day, it will be seventy years that the infamous concentration camp of Auschwitz will be delivered. These are highly important commemoration days – for the Jewish world and especially for the Jewish nation Israel which until today is threatened by a second Holocaust. Read more »


What Are the Tetrads Telling Us?

editor 18 April 2014

By drs. Jan van Barneveld.. There are many “signs of the times”. Signals and warnings of the Lord that something important is about to happen. In His speech about the end times Lord Jesus talks about the “signs in the sun, moon and stars” (Luke 21:25). Lately the blood red moons get a lot of publicity. One of the responsibilities of “Het Zoeklicht” is to watch for the “signs of the times”. We will examine what the Bible is saying about these “signs”. Followed by a short explanation about the blood red moons, the tetrads and an overview of moon eclipses in 2014-2015. Finally we will carefully examine what might happen. Read more »

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