Efrat Local Council member Dovi Schefler related to those present the history of the Eitam hill since the time of King Solomon, with the expectation to find archaeological discoveries when construction begins of the neighborhood of 2,500 housing units, that will, G-d willing, turn Efrat into the capital of Gush Etzion. The Lag ba-Omer bonfire on Eitam kindled, in the hearts of the scores of residents from Efrat, Jerusalem, Kiriat Arba-Hebron, and Gush Etzion, an awareness of the importance of the Eitam hill and the need to continue going up to the hill with the demand to begin construction on it.
Efrat's eighth hill, that looks out on Jerusalem and all Gush Etzion
The plentiful rains that poured down this last winter opened deep pits on the way leading to Eitam. Jeeps brought people up the hill, the Eitam hill. This is Efrat's eighth hill, that looks out on Jerusalem and all Gush Etzion, and that waits for 2,500 housing units to be built on it.
The Eitam hill was decorated for the holiday: dozens of flags were all around the hill, and chairs and mats were spread out by the bonfire.
Rabbi Baruch Efrati, a member of the Committee for the Development of Eitam, the rabbi of the Zayit Raanan synagogue in Efrat, and head of the Shvut Yisrael yeshivah, spoke of the power of Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai and of the importance of action.
Rabbi Shmuel Zivan played music, sang, and told stories, together with the Kabbalist Rabbi Dror Giladi.
Efrat Local Council member Dovi Schefler related to those present the history of the Eitam hill since the time of King Solomon, with the expectation to find archaeological discoveries when construction begins of the neighborhood of 2,500 housing units, that will, G-d willing, turn Efrat into the capital of Gush Etzion.
The Lag ba-Omer bonfire on Eitam kindled, in the hearts of the scores of residents from Efrat, Jerusalem, Kiriat Arba-Hebron, and Gush Etzion, an awareness of the importance of the Eitam hill and the need to continue going up to the hill with the demand to begin construction on it.
The celebration was complete, with the potatoes, the marshmallows that came from the bonfire charred and irresistible, the hot pizzas, and the sage tea prepared on the hill somewhat warmed people's bodies against the strong wind that blew at Eitam.
The event was organized by the Committee for the Development of Eitam and the Women in Green movement, with the assistance of the Efrat Local Council.
The public is invited to take part in the activities held on Eitam on Fridays. "We will certainly go up, and we shall gain possession of it, for we shall surely overcome it" (Numbers 13:30)!
The following is a link to the short movie in Hebrew. The link to the movie in English will, please G-d, be ready soon.
Signed: The committee for the Development of Eitam and Women in Green Rabbi Baruch Efrati- Ruth Golan- Dovi Sheffler- Judy Auerbach-Sharon Katz- Josh and Marilyn Adler- Zahava Englard- Ori and Gila Plasse- Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
Article courtesy of Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
These days, final preparations are being made for the fourth Sovereignty Conference, which will be held on Sunday, the 16th of Tevet, February 12th, in conjunction with the periodical Basheva (and will be broadcast live on Arutz 7). In this conference as well, in which ministers, members of Knesset and public figures will take part, the various ideas of how to promote sovereignty will be presented. However, in contrast to previous conferences, in this conference, Matar and Katsover intend to outline a plan that will offer a first response to the challenges of sovereignty.
Palestinian leaders preach nonstop hatred of Jews and continually incite murderous violence against them. Palestinian schools teach children of every age that suicide martyrdom must be their highest goal. These attitudes are deeply ingrained in their culture, and getting their own state won’t change them. In fact, any Palestinian state would almost certainly be taken over by Hamas, whose charter explicitly calls for the death of all Jews everywhere.
The government of Israel has evacuated Amona – Does the Left or the world like us any better? Do they respect us more? Isn’t it better to apply the law in Judea and Samaria, to absorb exactly the same condemnations that we get in any case, but to do it to rescue the Land of Israel and Amona as part of it?
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I do apologize for the singing – mine – and by way of explanation, the reason that you hear me saying ‘hello’ (twice) is that a man told his son to say hello and when I decided to say ‘hello’ a lady walking passed me thought I had said it to her and so she also greeted me with ‘hello!’
Everyone is so concerned to be politically correct and so worried about being perceived racist, that they fail to see that in fact the true racists with the truly incorrect political agenda are the ones pointing the finger and doing the name calling. (In psychology it would be called reaction formation; the suppression of one impulse by the promotion of a counter impulse.)
Having met up with my pen friend we went ‘somewhere’ and there was this big open paved garden type area and there were platforms going nowhere which you ascended by climbing stairs. Through the middle of the paved courtyard-garden ran a little pond. I was fully aware of its existence but so focused was I on taking a good photo that I was walking while looking through the viewfinder of the camera. I fell straight into the pond.
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
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Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]