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
For over four centuries after the Caliph Omar conquered the land of Israel in 633-4 CE, a synagogue and Jewish house of study operated on the Temple Mount and Jews were able to pray there freely. Among others, this is attested to by Rabbi Abraham bar Chiya HaNassi, a leading Spanish rabbinical authority of the 12th century, who wrote in his book Megilat Megaleh that, "at the beginning, after the Romans destroyed the Temple, Israel was not prevented from coming and praying there, and similarly the kings of Ishmael enacted a beneficent custom and allowed Israel to come to the Temple Mount and build a house of prayer and study." Furthermore, he notes, "all the exiles of Israel who lived near the Temple Mount would ascend on festivals and holidays and pray there."
Indeed some outrages against plain level-headedness can beggar even the most prolific of imaginations. For instance, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's reference to Jerusalem as Israel's capital sent shockwaves of horror reverberating around the world. Obama's calculated agenda culminated in two farcical incidents this year. In March, his secretary of state's spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, was adamant that no Israeli capital exists, leastways not one she could name. More recently, White House spokesman Jay Carney stood discomfited on his podium, unable to identify Israel's capital. The best he could muster were stock inanities like: "You know our policy," and, "Our policy hasn't changed." In comparison, Romney comes up trumps. No contest. But that's only for folks whose common sense cannot be twisted with a few syrupy sentences, folks who still know that remembering isn't divisive and racist, that murder isn't loving and unifying. Such an unyielding mind-set is judged untrendy and uncool, much as is Romney's acknowledgment of the ancient ties of the Jewish people to the cradle of their nationhood. In our topsy-turvy existence, he dared to brazenly overstep the enlightened ones' mark.
A few months before the event, the police announced that they forbid the Walk out of fear from confrontation and conflict with the Muslims coming down from the Temple Mount after another day of the Ramadan fast. This decision was canceled two days after the Women in Green organization appealed to the Supreme Court, demanding that the police allow the Walk to be held as usual. Later in his speech he referred to the future of the El Aqsa mosque, located on the Temple Mount, as he sees it, and said that we can learn one thing from Beit El's Ulpana Hill deal, and that is the idea of sawing. "There is one thing we can all learn from one of the most questionable deals we have made lately, and that is what happened at the Ulpana Hill, where they decided to dismantle and relocate the houses, rather than destroy them. At least, when the time comes to reconstruct the Temple, and that time is coming, we will dismantle and relocate the "house" that is currently there. We will cut it up and they can relocate it wherever they want, because that's where the Third Temple belongs", called out Eldad over the applause of the crowd.
This article page provides Links to Youtube videos with English translations of the recent sovereignty conference speakers. If you don't know what this Sovereignty Conference you can read the following links to familiarise yourself. In short, it is the concept that instead of a two state solution, Israel takes control over the Palestinian West Bank
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]
About the KingsCalendar Publisher
R.P.BenDedek is the owner and Editor of KingsCalendar.com which was originally set up 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.