Monday, January 07, 2013

Asheira Removal

Reuters/Ammar Awad / seen on Jpost
Arutz Sheva:
Earlier Monday, the winds were gusting at speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour (74 miles per hour). Several trees fell on the Temple Mount, causing police to close the Mount to visitors for several hours, while electricity outages caused by downed power lines were reported throughout the country.

Rambam's count of negative commandments #13: Do not plant a tree in the Mikdash, as it says (Devarim 16:21) "Thou shalt not plant thee an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee."

Today, Asheira removal.  May the next step speedily be Shikutz Shomem removal (i.e., the building in the background of the picture above).

9 Comments:

At Mon Jan 07, 09:29:00 PM 2013, Blogger 10rainbow said...

AMEN

 
At Mon Jan 07, 09:59:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen!!

 
At Mon Jan 07, 11:08:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite interesting, surprised so few seem to be taking note of this....

 
At Mon Jan 07, 11:15:00 PM 2013, Blogger Leah said...

Amen!

 
At Tue Jan 08, 12:26:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen I love it I hope the mosque is destroyed too.

 
At Wed Jan 09, 07:37:00 PM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well, slight problem. 1335 years after the groundbreaking of the Shikutz HaShomem in 687ce is the year 5782 (2022). This could happen if ben David comes in the Yovel of Yovelot in 5776, and rather than the Temple coming down from Heaven, it takes 6 years to physically build the Temple on the spot of the Mosque. That would be one less year than it took Shlomo HaMelekh. With increasing technology perhaps a far larger Temple complex than Shlomo's Temple can be built in one less year than it took Shlomo. Then it would workd out fine. Gilui wrote a few years ago, that Nebuchadnezzar cut off the Daily offering when he arrived 18 years before the 1st Temple was destroyed. If the 165 year discrepancy is actually true, then subtract 18 years from 586 bce to get 604 bce. Add 1295 years to that year and subtract one year since there was no year 0, one gets to the year that the Golden Dome was completed 691 ce, That dots the Is and crosses the Ts on Daniel's calculation.

 
At Wed Jan 09, 11:03:00 PM 2013, Blogger yaak said...

1295 seems 5 years off, no?

 
At Thu Jan 10, 02:26:00 AM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, my mistake. Daniel said 1290 years from when the tamid stopped.
So Add 604 + 687 =1291. Then subtract 1 because there was no year 0 in the Gregorian calendar. So from 604 bce until 687 ce. it was 1290 years from when the Tamid was stopped until the beginning of construction on the Dome.

 
At Thu Jan 10, 02:56:00 AM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So that is 1290 years from when the tamid ceased until the beginning of construction of the Dome, and another 1335 years until 5782. The interesting part of all this is that starting in 5775, Tisha B'Av falls out on Shabbat in 5775, 5776, 5778, 5779, and then again in in 5782. Personally I do have a problem with simply adding those 165 years so that the Jewish calendar conforms with the secular dating system. Yet, Rav Shimon Schwab for years considered that this was valid to add an additional 165 years. He even pointed out that the Gematriah of Sod Daniel is 165.

 

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