News Letter 5846-005
The First Month in the first year of the third Sabbatical Year
The Third Sabbatical Year of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
It is now the now the 7th day of Counting the Omer which began on Sunday April 4, 2010
24th day of the First month 5846 years after creation
April 10, 2010
Shabbat Shalom Brethren,
In News Letter 5846-003
10th day of the First month 5846 years after creation
The First Month in the first year of the third Sabbatical Year
The Third Sabbatical Year of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
March 27, 2010
Which I had written before and send out on Friday March 26, 2010,
I said the following and felt bad for doing so. I am not one for reporting premonitions or dreams and I regretted saying the following.
‘On another note I have had premonitions of an earthquake coming to the land of Israel on a High Holy Day. I do not believe in premonitions and I am reluctant to mention it.’
On Sunday, March 28, 2010 – 10:49
Yesterday an earthquake hit Israel, Northern Israel to be specific. It measured 3.6 on the Richter Scale.
There were no injuries recorded as well as no damages recorded. The epicenter was just north of the Sea of Galilee. The earthquake was felt also in Haifa and Golan.
Another earthquake hit Israel 10 days ago and that was recorded as 3.4 magnitude.
This did not take place on a High Holy day although it was a Sabbath. I do not claim to be a prophet nor am I trying to be. But I did share with you something I felt, and I ought not to have done that. I will try to be more scripturally sound in the future.
Here is an article from Karaite Korner about the counting of the Omer. It is by doing this each year that we are able to keep track of which year we are in during the Sabbatical and Jubilee year cycles. We are now in the First year of the Third Sabbatical Cycle which is represented by the third Sunday of counting the omer and will be April 18th this year. Each year when we count to Pentecost we should also be recognizing where we are in the Jubilee Cycle. This year Sunday April 18th represents the First year of the Third Sabbatical Cycle because it is the first day of the third week since counting the Omer began on April 4. This year is the year to begin to plant trees as we showed you in a previous study. The fruit is unclean for three years and then in the fourth year the fruit is all Holy to Yahovah, and in the fifth year we can eat of it. Psalm 1 tells us we are those trees, and Galatians tells us of the fruit we are to produce.
Counting the Omer http://www.karaite-korner.org/omer.shtml
As your about to read we met many brethren from South Africa on our recent trip to Israel. I want to encourage each and every one of you from South Africa to go out and support my friend Nehemiah Gordon and Keith Johnson as they go across South Africa on their speaking tour. What they present will be a blessing to and those you bring to watch.
Here is the announcement from Nehemiah of this tour.
South Africa Speaking Tour
This coming Monday Keith Johnson and I will be flying to South Africa to begin a two week speaking tour on our book “A Prayer to Our Father: Hebrew Origins of the Lord’s Prayer”. The timing of the tour happens to coincide with recent events that have increased racial tensions in South Africa. We are hoping to demonstrate reconciliation as we explain to audiences across South Africa the powerful message of reconciliation contained in this ancient Hebrew prayer. We are asking for your prayers as we embark on this trip of faith in these troubled times. You can keep up with our speaking itinerary at:
One of the things we were trying to organize was the bringing together of a number of media sources to bring the Torah to the Brethren and around the world. One of the groups I did not get to meet was the ones who produce Rabbi Machlis’s teachings. As we come to the Holocaust Memorial day I would like to present to you this short video from Rabbis Machlis.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62bI56C55D8 as well as this one about Judah’s struggle in just the last 62 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYfXLKJueQ0&NR=1 I want you all to think on this as you read this weeks News Letter. It has a great deal to tell us if we are to understand. Judah has had many severe trials; It is now going to soon be Ephraims time of trial and many of us will die. So as you watch and listen to these videos, also consider how close we are to the time when it will be you and your family watching someone else decide if you live or die.
Brethren, you have told me that you wanted to be kept in the loop of what I was doing here in Israel on our combined exploratory expedition with my brothers Stephen Spykerman from England and Don Van den Brandt from Holland.
I am writing this account of our first two days on Tues 3 am and I cannot sleep. I have to write this down before it becomes blurred into the past with many other thoughts.
I am also going to share my thoughts and feelings in this to you.
Firstly I come to Israel with so much insecurity and self doubt and just not knowing what is going to happen. What I mean is that I am continuously doubting the fact and position I currently find myself in.
Who am I that Yahweh should show such great truths to. After some of the things I have written to share with the brethren I sometimes go back and read them and often I am blown away at the things I am saying and discovering. You must understand I do not think I know very much about the bible and yet the replies and the number of email that I get tell me otherwise.
I am barraged by brethren who want to argue certain points. Sometimes I engage in heated discussions to learn a subject. Each time I am attacked by anyone I do take it to heart and I feel every jab. I get many compliments but it is those attacks that I never forget. And yes some of them come from the best of friends and even those on this list.
And each of these attacks or rebukes is added to the ongoing war that goes on in my house between my wife who I love and me. She does not understand what is happening and the role I find myself in nor does she want to know or even listen.
So I arrive here in Israel worn out from the arguments at home and online. I arrive here so beaten up that I am wondering why I have even come. None of the Leading rabbis that we had written to have responded to our request to meet them. I have come with the worst despondent attitude that I have ever had.
I feel very inadequate for being here and talking to those whom we are seeking.
Even Stephen Spykerman and myself have had a huge blow out in the recent weeks and he has let me know that I have ruined this trip by the things I have said because the rabbis are reading what I say, and checking me out. Stephen himself has arrived in the same attitude of discouragement almost to the point of not wanting to go at all because of all the troubles and problems each of us encountered prior to our trip.
Stephen had based much of his letter to the rabbis on the things I had said in previous newsletters about making an offering to Yahweh and presenting it to Judah in the form of a wave offering. Below is a sample copy of some of the letters we sent out prior to our visit to Israel:…………………………………
Wednesday, 23rd February 2010
Dear Rabbi Deleted,
You may remember our meeting some years ago in the little restaurant opposite the Kotel, when I outlined the manuscript of my book titled: “The Hidden Ancestry of America and Great Britain.” I had the pleasure of meeting you once again on the occasion of the wedding of your daughter at the Knesset Towers Hotel. As a longstanding Member of the Temple Institute I have been following the remarkable progress of the Institute with great interest.
This time I am writing to you to seek your counsel regarding a plan, which is the brainchild of my friend and esteemed associate Joseph F Dumond, who manages the Sighted Moon website and who is the author of the recently published book entitled: “The Prophecies of Abraham”.
The concept was birthed through the stark realization that the 390 year curse the prophet Ezekiel pronounced upon the rebellious house of Israel in Ezekiel 4, a curse which was subsequently multiplied by seven times, as per Leviticus 26, making a total of 2730 years of banishment effective from 721BCE, expires in this year of 2010. This in turn led a number of us Torah observant Ephraimites into a most lively and passionate midrash. We were led to the Book of Daniel, where in Chapter 9, we noticed how the great prophet humbled himself by confessing not only his own sins, but also took responsibility for the transgressions of the whole nation. Seeing this, we determined to follow Daniel’s example by calling on our 8/10,000 regular readers to engage in a program of fasting to last throughout the coming year. In this we encouraged all likeminded Ephraimites to focus on the need for confession and teshuva not only for ourselves, but also for all of our rebellious ancestors of the house of Israel.
We, Joseph Dumond from Canada, Don Van Den Brandt from the Netherlands and myself from England, plan to come to Israel the week prior to Pesach, and our sincere hope is that you will grant us an interview. We come in all humility as ambassadors of Ephraim to express our desire for reconciliation with our Brother Judah.
Whereas, our expedition is designed as a probing mission by Ephraim to test the water so to speak, our real purpose is to follow up this visit with a further trip around Shavuot. At that time our small delegation will present itself, as well as all those who stand behind us, as A WAVESHEAF OFFERING, representing EPHRAIM, in which we wish to formally express our desire to return to the Land of our Fathers. Our hope is that at that time our small delegation will be expanded by other leaders representing some of the other tribes of Israel. It is at this second visit we wish to make a Trespass Offering to YHVH and present it to a worthy institute in Judah.
We present ourselves as a humble and submissive entity giving due recognition to our brother Judah as the Guardian of the Torah. Our desire is that Judah will accept our gesture of reconciliation and we confess that we are willing to be taught by Judah and our request is that you look upon us and examine us as a WAVE SHEAF OFFERING REPRESENTING YOUR LONG LOST BROTHER EPHRAIM.
We come as peacemakers moved by a Divine spirit of reconciliation and we are conscious of the damage done by countless Christians, Christian Zionists and Messianic believers through their proselytizing and missionizing activities, and we wish to make the following categoric assurances:
1. We are Ephraim, your long lost brother
2. We absolutely repudiate and abhor replacement theology
3. We are against missionizing activity of any kind
4. We have observed the Torah and we wish to go further and deeper
5. We wholeheartedly embrace the Torah and wish to return to the Covenant of our Fathers, the Patriarchs of Israel
It is my sincere hope you will be able to find time within your busy schedule to grant us an interview, and to this end I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest opportunity. Baruch HaShem!
Stephen J Spykerman
I tell you all of this so that you can understand what happens next. There is no such thing as random chance. Yahweh is in control. And is directing everything to come together for His glory and for His purpose and it has nothing to do with any of us and it has everything to do with each and every one of us.
Does this make sense?
Sunday night I arrive and I am completely in self doubt and distressed at the inevitable failure of this mission. Don Van Den Brandt, whom I have never met, as he is a friend of Stephen Spykerman, arrives at about 8 PM and we go out and have something to eat. Don is a very intelligent man from Holland and has his whole family and grand children and neighbors and friends learning about Torah. The contrast between us could not be greater, as I on the other hand have no family and no friends or neighbors who care at all. He is surrounded by loved ones and I am not, as we go in our walk towards Yahweh.
As we eat and wait for Stephen to arrive Don hits on a number of my weaknesses in our conversation as he explains about his family. It is extremely beneficial.
Stephen arrives and we are pleased to see each other and we both have lost a lot of weight and we both can see it. We quickly repair any of the hurts we have done to each other and put them behind us.
It would seem that between Don and Stephen they know everyone who is anyone in Jerusalem and we are about to meet many of them.
Monday Mar 22.
We were to meet Rabbi Deleted, who is a Director and Trustee of the Name Deleted and who is also associated with Deleted.
I have had a serious blow up with OvadYah Avrahami, who is the coordinator of Kol HaTor in recent weeks, which was one of the reasons Stephen was upset with me. OvadYah and myself are from the same cloth according to Stephen both charging forward with what we think is our job. We tend to rub each other up the wrong way because we are such similar characters.
So we wait for rabbi Deleted and he does not show. My insecurity starts to come into play and I begin to think those things I have said may have sabotaged the mission.
We decide to show Don the ‘true’ location of the Temple and where the ‘actual’ place of the crucifixion was, as well as the ‘real’ grave of Joseph of Arimathea.
We did what I normally do in a few days in just half a day. We start out from the Kotel and we move on to the Al Aksa Mosque and then Robinsons Arch, all along explaining to my companions the things I have been shown. We then go to the look out at City of David and I review those things I have just explained. We then go to the platform above the Gihon Spring and I tell of the miracles that have happened to me here. Don is getting more interested and wondering to whom he is now talking because last night I was insecure and now I am becoming very knowledgeable and authoritative. We then go down to where Solomon’s Temple is buried and then up the Kidron Valley and up the Mount of Olives and I show Don and Stephen all that is there.
Next thing I know Don is booking a week for his family of about 12 to come and stay here for a week next month. He is blown away by the things I have just shown him.
Stephen continues to call for Rabbi Deleted but no answer and the day is looking bleak.
We go for supper and begin to make some phone calls to others we were meeting firming up our schedule for the coming week. As we walked back to the Imperial Hotel Stephen and Don want to stop and shop. I am tired and have not slept due to the loud construction that went on all night in front of our window, so I kept on walking towards the hotel.
I then wanted to go to the Immanuel book store and see if Benjamin would like to read my book. This was one of the things I wanted to do. It was spur of the moment and sure enough he was in. Another man was there and he remembers me from Sukkot and that I had presented this subject there. Benjamin remembered me from last year when I gave him the DVD about the Sabbatical and Jubilee years. We talked about the Prophecies of Abraham for about ½ an hour and he was very interested to read it. As he glanced through the book he noted how much history was involved and this was what he liked.
I left there feeling great like I had hit a home run. Benjamin wanted me to come back in few days to talk again once he had read the book. Excellent.
When I go the hotel Don was there looking for me. Rabbi deleted had been found. He works the streets rehabilitating the drunks and prostitutes and street kids back to Torah. He had had a busy day.
We go to the restaurant and I get this huge feeling of inadequacy. Who do I think I am to meet this man? I am excited to be there and involved in this but I feel very poorly qualified for the job we are doing. The conversation goes fast with each person asking questions or stating reasons why Judah is this way and why Ephraim is this way. I could not formulate my sentences intelligently and I asked Stephen to speak for me on a few occasion’s.
I had tears in my eyes as we talked to my brother Judah and how much I wanted to reach out to him but even now when I had the chance I could not put a sentence together so that it sounded like what I wanted to say. What is the matter with me?
We had met a group of women from South Africa who joined us for breakfast. In fact they had come with me from the Airport on the same shuttle and they were so excited to be here in the land. I was talking to this Jewish man and we had a great talk and he expressed how glad he was to have met me after he knew I was not here to convert Jews but rather to continue in my search of Torah.
At breakfast Stephen told the women I had written a book and the women, who we thought were just a group of Christians, turned out to be searching their Hebraic roots. They were impressed to be sitting with us and that I had written a book and wanted a copy. I went and got one and gave it to them. I know how little the rand is worth and would not let them pay me. Then as they glanced at the pages and read some of the subjects these women got more excited and began to tell us about the many is South Africa who are seeking these truths. They began to talk about how they could get a case of books and their enthusiasm was contagious. But I still had the self doubts.
So getting back to Rabbi deleted. After about a two hour meeting I was tired. And we have another meeting that night with two other men who have just aliyahed back to Israel. Stephen began to walk with Don and lagged behind leaving rabbi deleted and I to walk ahead alone.
I still could not speak properly. And then rabbis delelted spoke to me directly. He had been speaking generally with us all but now he spoke to me directly. Deleted section…. I was stunned.
As we walked rabbi deleted said that I am a gifted and great writer. I asked in shock if he read what I wrote. He said not only that he had read many of the news letters but that many other leading rabbis had read them and had wanted to repost them to their sites. The tears welled up in my eyes as I realized that I was not some goy Christian to this man and to many of the people here. And the tears well up again now as I write this.
Judah wants to be loved by Ephraim so badly but so many times Ephraim turns out to be the anti Jewish crusader trying to convert them to that anti Torah jesus. My heart is breaking because something huge has just happened. I knew but did not understand and now I understand. Rabbi deleted said so many things that if I had not been so tired would have blown me into next week.
I have been told that my recent article on Purim was so anti Jewish that this mission was a complete waste of time. Sensing this article may be on Rabbis deleted’s mind I told him that I attack Ephraim and Judah the same and tell both to repent and return to Torah. Rabbi delelted said many of us know this.
I told him how I could not remember a scripture and verse. And he said I was like the great sages who would say that in the Torah it says this or that but they could not say exactly where it was found.
The short walk from the restaurant back to the hotel was worth so much to me and was off the Richter scale in meaning. I cannot stop thinking about it. Then when we got back to the room the other meeting never came about and rabbi deleleted stayed and talked some more. I was struggling to stay awake I was so tired from the flight and the noise of all the construction. Rabbi delelted then explained the things that Jesus had said and blew us away with his understanding of the Hebraisms and who he felt that Jesus was. HE Knows.!!!! But this Christian jesus that does away with Torah is killing so many opportunities to unite. But the truth of Yeshua who kept Torah could sweep the nation.
If there is one thing we have learned on this trip it is what Judah thinks of Christians, be they Christian Zionists, Messianic or Ephraimites, their experience tells them that all of them without fail have a hidden agenda. Forget the persecutions of the Crusades, the terrors of the Inquisition, the pain of the pogroms and expulsions, or indeed the horrors of the Holocaust, every Jew knows for sure that Christians always have a hidden agenda, and therefore they are not to be trusted. The truth is that Christian missionaries have already done so much damage and we are thought of as the same type of people. The bitter truth is that Christian missionaries have poisoned Judah’s well permanently. The fact is that Christians have no idea what damage they have done to the relationship. This suspicion was expressed in many different ways by every person we met on our trip. It is without a doubt the biggest obstacle to reconciliation between Judah and Ephraim. We have no idea what a great barrier this is.
The very idea of Christians wanting to convert them immediately reminds the Jew of all the millions of his ancestors who had to suffer the stark choice of torture and death or conversion at the hands of Christians. It is absolutely no use trying to explain to them that those people who did this to them weren’t really Christians, simply because they do not see the distinction. If we want to establish a relationship with our brother Judah then we have to come to him without any agenda whatsoever and we have to learn to accept him the way he is. It is not up to us to change him, and in any case we have a big enough job on our hands in changing ourselves and getting ourselves walking in the Torah and the paths of righteousness. It would be good if Christians could recognize the beams sticking out of their own eyes before they start to worry about any splinters that might be sticking out of the eyes of his brother Judah. This is also part of this weeks Triennial Torah Reading.
What Christians generally do not recognize is that their so called Gospel places upon them a duty to evangelize, when the truth is that they are all together misguided about this. When Yeshua sent out his disciples he instructed them: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 10:5-7). Notice, he did not send them to the Jews! He sent them to the scattered sheep of the lost house of Israel and they were to preach the Torah to them, and to give them the advance news, (the Good News), about the restoration of the two houses of Israel, which would usher in the Kingdom of heaven. This in a nutshell is the Gospel preached by John de Baptist, by Yeshua, by his disciples, and by the apostle Paul. He never commissioned them to preach a Gospel of Personal Salvation, which is a self oriented, fake and counterfeit gospel. It has nothing to do with the Gospel of the Kingdom, which is about the restoration of the Tabernacle of David, and the restoration of the United Kingdom of Greater Israel comprised of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Messiah Yeshua himself stated quite categorically why he had been sent: “I WAS NOT SENT EXCEPT TO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.” (Matthew 15:24).
All I can say is, that it is just as well that the Jews have been able to resist against all the odds the ruthless attempts of Christianity throughout the ages to convert them to their Torah hating jesus. Millions of Jews died resisting this continuous avalanche of relentless Christian persecution. They would rather suffer death than give up their most precious charge to maintain and preserve the Torah, and but for their courageous faith the whole world would still be immersed in the Dark Ages. I say; hats off to the Jews for sticking to their Divine mandate as the Guardians of the Torah, as without their indomitable spirit all truth would be lost to the world. Let us give to Judah the respect he deserves and let us approach our brother with a humble heart realizing that we are the prodigal son who wasted his Fathers inheritance and who ended up with the pigs. Let us have some proper humility here!
If after reading this you still feel the need to evangelize the Jew, my advice is stay away from Israel because you do not belong there and you will not be welcome.
I said before there is no such thing as coincidences.
Shortly after I had done the DVD on the Sabbatical and Jubilee years back in 2008, I sent a copy to ……… and asked if we could talk about it on their show. They wrote back that the subject was beyond them and that they had given it to those rabbis they rely on to sort out the truth. …………. is very tough on these jesus missionaries. They even hate them. But they were respectful with me when they wrote.
It is now 4 am and we have moved to the back of the hotel to another room I am stuck up next to a fridge with my bed in a dark room with no curtains unlike the other one where the sun shined into the room. But even back here I can hear the heavy vibrator going up and down the road. It was so bad in the other room. They work day and night on this road.
But I do not care I am so humbled by what has just happened with Rabi deleted and those who have been reading the news letters and how much Judah knows of Ephraim but how much they fear the missionaries, which we are not. I was told that rabbi deleleted would not be interested in anything that me a goy would have to say let alone my book. This lie has greatly handicapped me and crippled my self esteem. When Rabbi deleted saw my book and opened it he wanted to buy a copy. He insisted I sign the book which I do not do but made an exception for him. He was very interested in this book and he did not know what those prophecies of Abraham were.
All of this and I have not told you the one thing that you want to know. How can you come back to the land? The deleted can obtain student visas and they are working on work visas and we even met some who are going through this process. We were to meet them tonight. But will later. Rabbi deleted told us how Judah had to bend and break the laws of the time to be in the land when they came. Why should it be any different for Ephraim? This was a very subtle expression for us to get off our butts and make this happen. It will happen if we want it too happen. But we can’t sit on our couches and wait for it while we watch the TV. We have to work at it and work the system and fight and scratch for what we want, to show that we are willing to sacrifice for this. Do we really want it or is this just some nice dream?
This has been a great eye opener today and very insightful.
On Tuesday we went up to the University in Ariel where we have the opportunity to go to school and learn Hebrew for a full year, comprised of two semesters containing in all 26 weeks of tuition, which will enable us to obtain a one year student visa. The authorities we met were very enthusiastic about this first ever initiative by Ariel University, to set up a special Hebrew course for foreign students. We were shown the modern facilities of this campus in the Shomrom, which has some 10,000 students. Ariel is located on the site of Samaria, the former capital of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and it is therefore a highly significant and strategic place for returning Ephraimites. Once again, the educational authorities did seek reassurance from us regarding any missionizing activities they might encounter from their foreign students, and they indicated that this could lead to the program being cancelled. This, and other things discussed, were very exciting and this may be shaping up to be the best plan. The Brethren need to learn a basic knowledge of speaking Hebrew and while doing this we would also have a community support system for each other.
On Wednesday March we again had breakfast with the ladies from South Africa who are so excited about what we have been saying about Torah and the book and how they are so disappointed with the Christian tour they are on and all the false teachings they are being given. It is always exciting to be with like minded brethren.
We then met with Rabbi deleted again and once again the issue of just how sensitive Judah is to Missionary efforts and how pleased those whom rabbi deleted was talking with were with our letter of introduction. He told us that he had personally shown and circularized our letter to several hundred of his colleagues and associates and how he had received a most positive response. He said we had struck just the right tone in the letter and that it had gone down very well indeed.
After this we met with Nehemiah Gordon and explained our purpose and goals to him. I also gave him a copy of the book as I had promised months earlier. We again hear of the sensitivity of Judah and we had a great talk with Nehemiah.
We then met with a group of people who had just left the USA and moved to Israel burning all their bridges. It was an interesting talk once again. But I did not get the feeling of cooperation and help that I would have expected from brethren. Many of this group have already got one leg in the grave and are depending on their pensions to support them over here. In the book if they would read it I show you that this system will not be there in just 7 years time, and then what will they do?
If you’re thinking of coming to Israel be ready to help others and put yourself out and do all you can for others while looking after yourself at the same time. These are the type of people we are looking for.
After this we met another group of about 20 Ephraimite brethren from around the world who meet at A very prophetic place!
Stephen began to tell them what we were doing and why we were there and then had me speak. Once I was done they were all excited to hear what we are trying to do and how we are reaching out to Judah and they applauded and hugged us.
One Dutch lady there had been a Missionary to New Guinea and when she taught these people about the Jews desire to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem, those Papua people took off their wedding rings and earrings and they raised up a heap of pure gold to give to the Temple Institute for the building of the Temple. She gave a very moving account and what those people did in many ways is similar to our efforts now, as we too desire to make an offering to YHVH, which we then want to pass on to Judah, but we will talk more about this in next weeks newsletter.
Thursday March 25 we drive to southern Israel and begin to look at some properties. I was wondering why we were doing this the whole time and began to wonder who this Don Van Der Brandt was. He was showing us some investment properties that we as Ephraim could invest in and renovate and rent out to create an income for all of us who are returning. We met with a lawyer and accountant and we discussed these things until late in the evening and we also talked about how we could give specific charitable support to what is needed in this area.
Once we were on our way home from this long meeting I could now see many possibilities on how we can earn a living by investing if we do it as a group and work as a group. Too many are trying to do it their way and when they hit a wall they are all alone. This has huge potential if we can work as group. Many of you have told me of your interest in a medical clinic. We have to ability to do this. We are going to need financial help to make it happen. You will also need to be able to speak Hebrew.
I urge you all to go out and watch the Movie Schindler’s List. In it the Jews reluctantly give all their money to Schindler who uses it to buy businesses that are used by Nazi Germany and employed by these same people who are paid nothing. In the end they are all alive and survive the terrible time that was all around them. Think on this and consider those things as you read what we are trying to achieve. We are not doing this for our own personal gain but rather to help bring Ephraim home. This is the year this is going to begin to happen.
Friday was spent with rabbi deleted and Don Van Den Brant and Stephen Spykerman bought him a new computer with bells and whistles so he could write his articles, as his own computer had given up the ghost.
Shabbat Evening was spent with an important ultra Orthodox rabbi, who runs a Yeshiva with some 1500 students, in a part of Jerusalem where you do not drive a car after Shabbat. We had a great meal and fellowship with them and greatly appreciated being welcomed into their home. I did not speak very much this evening. The next day on Shabbat we went back to visit some more and Rabbi deleted said so many things that I found amazing at the depth of knowledge contained in the few short things he said. I began to talk and could not stop. Rabbi deleted loved my questions and was surprised at them because I was so shy the night before. We then went to the Synagogue with him which was in a large bomb shelter.
In our conversation I told the Rabbi how many were coming to learn and keep Torah and he was truly surprised. Many of the orthodox become unaware of the rest of the world as they stay within their own communities. I told Rabbi deletted how it would be of such great help to have short you tube teachings from people like him and how it would greatly help those who are learning Torah in the west. Again He was amazed to know this.
I said good bye to Don and Stephen who left after Shabbat for home this evening. It was hard to hold back the tears.
Sunday March 21 I met with a small group of Brethren who had settled in Israel as well as with the man who is the Emissary to the Sanhedrin and is the Noahide emissary. You can read more about this office and Mr. Grattan at http://www.thesanhedrin.org/en/index.php/Hachrazah_5767_Shevat_5
I spent almost 8 hours listening to this man and exchanging stories. I found much of what he had to say about events he is involved in fascinating. But at the same time I felt I was being directed away from my belief in Yahshua. This is the man who is being trained to make the Korban Offering on the temple mount to which the Israeli court just issued a denial. He has been practicing the ritual killing of the lamb as recently as that morning and is now planning on sacrificing 13 doves for each of the tribes of Israel. When this is to happen is not certain, but much is in the works in preparation for the return to the sacrificial system at the Temple.
This is a necessary process so that the Prophecies of Daniel can then come to fruition.
Tuesday March 23 Nehemiah Gordon asked me to go with him on the final Barley search to confirm that the Barley is indeed Aviv for this coming start of the count of the Omer. You can read of this in last weeks News Letter and watch the video. I had an incorrect URL which has now been fixed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfCX5srVivI and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9-zalLqoV8
After walking through mine fields and around unexploded armaments and through fields of vipers we then went to mount Gilboa where Nehemiah showed me the Jezreel Valley from the Jordan to the Mediterranean and explained why it was so strategic.
Nehemiah was also very encouraging and helpful in relation to advice about my book. He likes my down to earth writing as a ditch digger and I greatly appreciated his advice.
As I have already said most of the rest of the events from this second week in last weeks news letter I will just add the following.
On my last Shabbat here in Israel I was able to do the Triennial Torah study with two different groups and will do so again with my home group on this last High day.
On Friday evening we spent 3 hours on just the verses 3-10 in Mathew 5 and in with the lager group from Jordan we spend four hours on the same verses. There was so much to glean from these and everyone contributed.
It was such a blessing. I do hope you too are doing these Torah readings as they are so rich.
Shalom Brethren, I am on my way home as I write this. We have had two great bible studies about Mathew 5 here in Israel with different groups of people, which was our triennial Torah reading last week. And in both cases we never got past verse 10, there was so much to cover in these few verses. Some of it was mind blowing and I hope to bring you some of that information.
I am ill as I leave. I do not want to go. I do not want to leave my Father’s Home where he has written His name and begs us to come home before His armies come. I have said my goodbyes to many of those whom I have come to love. Not goodbye but until we meet again and this just slays me each time I have to leave. Some live here and others have come to visit. Three groups of people were looking for me to visit with them and because they were using emails to communicate we were unable to get together. I urge you all to purchase an Israeli phone when you come and then just add minutes to it as you need. This way you can contact many people in real time all over Israel. It truly is much easier to find people. So for those I missed I look forward to our next meeting in Israel.
We have had the great blessing of Yahovah, to have met so many contacts on this trip. Many of them want to help Ephraim come home. Are you getting ready? I met many from South Africa on this trip and they are hungry for Torah teachers. Some from Europe and Dubai and others from Jordan and Holland. All of them hot for Torah. Can you say the same thing? Are you working towards this goal of our return or are you still just playing religion? Are you a fisherman yet? Brethren I cannot tell you enough how close we are to the time when the Hunters are raging and trampling down your loved ones. Again I urge you to read the Prophecies of Abraham.
- Newsletter 5842-002 The Prophesies of Abraham
I am just a ditch digger, but many of the most prominent people I know are telling others and were buying the book to give to certain rabbis in Israel so that they too could read this book. As I leave Israel I have made a phone call to someone I think extremely highly of who was unable to meet me. His full time job is a shepherd and he lives and works in Northern Israel. He told my friends some of the things he was studying and how he wanted to meet me because of what I am about to tell you. First of all He reads only the Torah in Hebrew and with no translations. He does this all the time while tending the sheep and sleeping in his tent.
I feel he is going to be one of the top Torah teachers whenever he begins to teach which he does not do yet. This young man has found similar understandings to when Judah is going to be removed from the land of Israel as I do. I got goose bumps as I listened to him explain what he has found. I have made arrangements for him to read the Prophecies of Abraham and see how close we are in our thoughts.
He showed me that the state of Israel became a country in 1948 and since then has not kept the Sabbatical years at the right time. This young man concludes that Judah is about to be removed from the land once again. The total number of years they have not kept is 10. With this young mans thoughts and the teachings I am showing you in the book The Prophecies of Abraham we are just a few years away from a chaotic and destructive period of time.
You all need to read this book and those who have read it need to tell others. We do not have the luxury to sit back and let me or someone else do all the work. Those who read it need to tell others to do the same.
In Israel we had Don Van Den Brandt from Holland and Stephen Spykerman of England and myself going about meeting certain Rabbis, and Lawyers, Educators and Charitable organizations. We looked at properties for investing in and we had many conversations about how to make some of the things come about so that Epraimites might be able to come home.
The first and most important is that we all need to begin earnestly to learn Hebrew and to be able to speak it so that we can work and communicate in the Land of Israel and then we will be given a one year student visa. This is a no brainer and it must now become yours and mine top priority. To this end we have an opportunity to join a years’ course on Hebrew at Ariel University in Israel. You will be immersed in the language and then be able to go out into the community and practice it. You will also have others in a small community for a social and supportive environment. There are a limited number of places available so if this is of interest to you then do not wait too long before you apply.
We realize that you will need some sort of method to earn an income. This is hampered by the fact that you do not speak Hebrew, but there may be opportunities for some of you to teach English, do dog walking, or babysit or other home based jobs.
But in order to find these types of jobs you have to be on the ground in Israel and networking with the locals.
And just like the local immigrants in your home country, you will have to learn to do without and work with those you would not normally live with and share and help each other to secure work. You may be required to move out of Israel for a short time in order to again come back in for another period of time. But most of all you will have to trust Yahovah to help and assist you and make this work out.
Another opportunity we had was charitable and it is going to be used to show Israel and Judah that Ephramites are coming home and that they do care for the land and their brethren Judah. This will be publicized to gain the most publicity which will then bring many of Judah to the fore front who want to assist Ephraim’s return. The rabbis have been teaching this for a number of years as one of the events that must take place before the Messiah comes.
What many of the Rabbis and especially the Orthodox Rabbis do not know or do not comprehend is just how big the up swelling in Torah observant and Torah obedient people there are now in the west. They were so surprised when we told them. As we said, we have met many brethren from South Africa on this trip, so we also know something is happening down there.
O top of this we have been in contact with the Teaching Institute of South Africa which is already doing a number of the same things we are attempting to do. So we have asked and we will pursue those avenues where we can work together and so as not to overlap or duplicate things where one is only needed.
We would like to set up a teaching media station where we can video the various teachers and Rabbis as well as Karaite and Hebraic teachers to supply you with as many viewpoints on a subject as we can, just so you the student can grow in Torah.
There are also opportunities to invest in the purchase and renovation of buildings and the supply of various types of shops and or medical facilities. These could then be staffed by brethren. We also went to the Negev desert where we looked at hundreds of acres of land which were for sale and which could be developed into olive orchards and or vineyards by a likeminded community of Torah observant believers. We talked about the possibility of setting up special eco friendly Mongolian tent like homes, which can be erected in five hours. This all goes to highlight the possibilities that exist in the Land of our Fathers. The proceeds from these ventures would be used to invest in other business ventures and again assist other brethren coming back to the land of Israel.
This is all pie in the sky thinking brethren unless each and every one of you who is reading this gets behind this and supports it with real hard cash and not just good wishes. It will need real people to get up and move their feet and go to Israel, and those who can’t to support these efforts with financial gifts while you still can. Those of you who have companies are now able to donate to this cause through a recognized charitable organization and receive tax credits for doing so. I will provide more specific information on this in next weeks Newsletter.
Those who come over will be expected to help take this message of returning to the Torah to the rest of the world. To India Asia and Europe. And I have had some surprising doors come to my attention. But again financial restraints hold us back.
In 2 Chronicles 30 we read of the men from Manasseh and from Zebulun and Asher who did obey the calling to return to Israel, to the land of Yahovah. We read of how they were laughed at by the rest of Israel.
We read in Ezekiel 36 how Yahovah’s name is profaned because the people do not come back to Israel. This is the same thing as was said in Numbers 14:13 when Moses said to Yahovah that the Gentiles would say Yahovah is powerless to bring the people back because they remain in the wilderness. It is the same today. Those who use His name in the west, the East, the North and the South; Those who claim to be of Hebraic roots and use the name of Yahweh or Yahovah or any of the various pronunciations are profaning His name because you remain in the land of our defilement. You profane His name because it is a testimony and witness to the world that He can’t bring you back and support you in the land. By the mere fact that you remain outside of the land you testify to the nations that He can’t bring you back home.
As you think on this consider Exodus 20: 7 “You do not bring(1) the Name of ???? your Elohim to naught, for ???? does not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught.
Footnote: 1Or lift up, or take
You need to ask, no you need to cry out, to beg, to come home and to keep asking and then to work towards achieving that goal and coming home to the land of Israel. 1 Chronicles 16:35 cry out to me He says. Are you doing this? Do you cry out to Him with the zeal and passion of someone who loaths our current state of exile? The curses are now over, why do you not return? It will happen once you put your feet one in front of the other. Start the process, begin to cry out and begin to plan your return. Scout out the land and see what is available to you. Check out how you feel when you come back. It is unexplainable this feeling of being back where you belong. Each time I get off the plane it is as if I had just come home after a long trip.
Some brethren were there this year checking out the land up north and down south. On the plane home I heard a baby boy crying ABBAAAAA, ABBAAAAA, ABBBAAAAA over and over crying for his father to attend to his needs. Are you doing this yet Brethren? Does our Father know we want to go back or does He think you are asleep?
It is time Ephraim! It is time Zebulun! It is time Asher! It is time Dan! It is time Naphtali! It is time Mannasseh! It is time Benjamin! It is time, Issachar! It is time, Rueben! It is time, Simeon and Levi! It is time, Gad! It is time for the rest of Judah too. Now is the time! What are you waiting for? The 2730 year curse on the House of Israel is now over and it is now time for Ephraim to be revealed to Judah and to go home. It is time!
Even though Abraham returned to land of Canaan and it was counted to him as faith Yahovah protected him from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and Yahovah protected Abraham from the invasion of the armies of the North when they attacked all around Abraham. So it will be when you come back home that Yahovah will protect you, even though He is punishing Judah here once again. Even though He is punishing the rest of the lost House of Israel in the land where they dwell, yet He will protect his chosen ones here in the Land of Israel. Again read Ezekiel 20 where Yahovah says He will remove all you from the land in which you dwell. All of you are going to be forced to leave you current homes. This is when the Hunters (NIMROD AND ESAU and Assyria) come. But those who remain rebellious will not enter the land of Israel which means they are about to die as a result of war, starvation, disease, rapes, captivity and enslavement. Do you really want to place your family in this situation? Would it not be better for them to leave now and begin a new life where Yahovah has promised to protect and bless them? In both cases you will be leaving your current place of residence. One way you will be blessed and the other you will watch those you love die.
Read again the scriptures I have shown you and choose life, choose to obey your Father and let Him bless you. 2010 is the year to do this. Soon after that the door will close at some point and then you will not be able to do this. When that door closes, I do not yet know for sure, but the real question you need to ask your self is not when the door closes, but, which side of that door will you be on when it does, as it surely will be closed.
Brethren I have given you some strong things to think about this year. I hope you will give as you can and more often than you have in the past. I have never charged you for this information. I have given you all I can for free each week and even the DVD is free on the web site as well as the book on the web site. Paul says an ox is worthy of its hire and most of you have taken all of these teachings and have never offered any gifts to help support the cost I bear to get these messages out to you.
Next week I will be supplying you with the details of how you can give a portion each week or each month of your income to support this effort. Yes, each week I will ask you to give what you can to make it possible for others to live and stay in Israel. I will also give you details of how you can contribute to our special offering to Yahweh, which will in turn be used to bless an important charitable cause in Judah. Through our Dutch connection we are able to use an existing Charitable Trust, which is set up for Holocaust survivors, as our vehicle for receiving funds for the cause of Ephraim’s return. More details next week!
I would like you all to read the following article.
Out Of The Valley Of Death – by Moshe Kempinski of Shorashim In the Old City of Jerusalem
Next week we will be commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day and then the following week Israel’s day of Independence. This week we are facing an Iranian dictator threatening a nuclear holocaust of the Jews. We are also facing a world that remains silent just as it did during the Nazi inferno. In fact President Obama has gone even further than silence he wants to make pure, the impure and make holy the profane. As a recent report indicated President Barack Obama’s advisers will remove religious terms such as “Islamic extremism” from the central document outlining the US national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror any more.
Last year I was sent an audio recording that was filled with pain and optimism. On April 15, 1945, British forces liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany. Sixty-thousand prisoners were living in the camp when the troops arrived, most of them seriously ill. Thousands more lay dead and unburied on the camp grounds. Five days after the liberation that came far too late for so many others, the sick and starving survivors gathered for their first Shabbat service since the fires of destruction began.
The Jewish chaplain to the British second army, Rabbi L. H. Hartman led the service and BBC reporter Patrick Gordon Walker recorded it for posterity. Knowing they were being recorded, it seems that those survivors wanted to send a message to the world. They gathered what little strength they had left and sang an earlier version of what was to become Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva, “The Hope.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syUSmEbGLs4
I wept as I heard their voices, sensed their passion and felt their pain. I also realized that this type of passion can never be extinguished. What gives the strength to a people who had witnessed the greatest evil, and felt it burnt into their own flesh, and yet still believe that there is hope? The secret may lie in the fact that this is a people that did not become a people because they lived together, or spoke the same language, or even looked alike. This is a people that became a nation because G-d ordained it to be so. They came out of Egyptian slavery and, after trials and tribulations, received their mandate and their land.
So it would be after the Jews’ modern exodus from the valley of the shadow of death. Comprehending the presence of the Divine in the fires of Europe remains a mystery, but not so with the miraculous return and rebirth within the ancient land.
This type of passion can never be extinguished.
The passion that was so evident in that haunting recording from Bergen-Belsen has not died, but its sound only reverberates in the souls of those who want to hear. Israel’s Independence was achieved by the efforts and the sacrifices of so many who felt that passion. Yet, the success of that achievement was secured and initiated by Divine intervention.
There is no other explanation that rings true for the victory of the few against the many. There is no other way to comprehend how six days in June of 1967 could turn impending disaster into eternal victory. There is no logic to the incredible rebirth of Torah institutions and schools of learning in a land that seemed to be so bereft of the waters of life. Yom Ha’atzmaut does not only celebrate the achievements of great and heroic men and women, it is ultimately a celebration of G-d.
So as we prepare to remember the pain of the past , we will also prepare to celebrate soon after the cup that is not yet full and will also anticipate the overflowing cup of redemption that will yet be tasted.
In our Triennial Torah readings we have the following notes.
Genesis 4 Cain
Whenever I read this chapter of Cain and how his offering was rejected I think of a number of things. One of them is the fact that Eve knew the story that is written in the stars about the coming Messiah. But were you aware that she thought Cain was that Messiah? Were you also aware that Cain also thought he was that Messiah. I would like you to listen to this study on Cain. I think it is a very good study by http://cgg.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Audio.details/ID/1661/Cain-Messiah.htm This is just 16 minutes long and will give you another thought about why Cain acted as he did. I would have gone on much longer had it of been me speaking.
In Joshua 10 and 11 we read of the long day of Joshua. Here are what others said around the world about this day. http://www.s8int.com/page35.html
Psalm 7-8 What is man that Yahovah is mindful of him. One of my favorite versus.
Last week we had two study groups study these verses and I even spoke on this on the Last day of Unleavened Bread; that is Mathew Chapter 5. None of us got past verse 10 there was so much material to cover, and there was even more in the rest of chapter 5. I hope you all studied through it. We also read last week how Yeshua did not come to do away with the law as many Christians teach. It says so in Chapter 5. But because of this false teaching many of Judah want nothing to do with christianity. Now you can see why.
This week we have chapter 6 -7 :12
As we are now asking you, now that the Sabbatical year is over, to help us in our desire to do certain works, our Torah study this week is again right on the mark.
1 “Beware of doing your kind deeds before men, in order to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in the heavens. 2 “Thus, when you do a kind deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do, in the congregations and in the streets, to be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3 “But when you do a kind deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your kind deed shall be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret shall Himself reward you openly. 5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the congregations and on the corners of the streets, to be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place. And your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly.
As well with my friend Nehemiah and Keith beginning their tour in South Africa this week teaching the Prayer of our Father, again this weeks Torah study is spot on teaching us about how to pray to our Father. If you have not read the book or listened to their teaching on this I urge you to do so.
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also
We will be sharing some of the things we are looking at in next weeks News Letter and telling you how you can take part in this. With this in mind, I am again pleased to read what the Triennial Torah readings are showing us. Do consider them brethren.
There is so much that we could speak about in this week Torah portion and I have already said much. Please do the study as we go along and learn these great truths.
Finally we shall cover the next 7 laws of the 613 laws.
Triennial Torah Cycle
This week is week number 4 in our Torah Studies which you can copy here.
10/04/2010 Gen 4 Josh 10-11 Ps 7-8 Mat 6 – 7:12
In last weeks News Letter I forgot to mention the next 7 laws as found in the 613 laws. So this week we will do from 15 to 28 to bring us back up to present again taken from http://www.jewfaq.org/613.htm
15. Not to take away from the commandments of the Torah (Deut. 13:1) (CCN160). See Torah.
1 “When there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he shall give you a sign or a wonder,
16. That every person shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself (Deut. 31:19) (CCA15). See Torah.
19 “And now write down this song for yourselves, and teach it to the children of Yisra’?l. Put it in their mouths, so that this song is to Me for a witness against the children of Yisra’?l.
Signs and Symbols
17. To circumcise the male offspring (Gen. 17:12; Lev. 12:3) (CCA47) See Brit Milah: Circumcision.
Gen12 “And a son of eight days is circumcised by you, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with silver from any foreigner who is not of your seed.
Lev 3 ‘And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin is circumcised.
18. To put tzitzit on the corners of clothing (Num. 15:38) (CCA10). See Tzitzit and Tallit.
38 “Speak to the children of Yisra’?l, and you shall say to them to make tzitziyot1 on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue cord in the tzitzit1 of the corners.
19. To bind tefillin on the head (Deut. 6:8) (CCA9). See Tefillin.
8 and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
20. To bind tefillin on the arm (Deut. 6:8) (CCA8). See Tefillin.
8 and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
21. To affix the mezuzah to the doorposts and gates of your house (Deut. 6:9) (CCA12). See Mezuzah.
9 “And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Prayer and Blessings
22. To pray to G-d (Ex. 23:25; Deut. 6:13) (according to the Talmud, the word “serve” in these verses refers to prayer) (CCA7). See Prayers and Blessings; Jewish Liturgy.
Exodus 25 “And you shall serve ???? your Elohim, and He shall bless your bread and your water. And I shall remove sickness from your midst.
Deut 13 “Fear ???? your Elohim and serve Him, and swear by His Name.
23. To read the Shema in the morning and at night (Deut. 6:7) (CCA11). See Jewish Liturgy.
7 and you shall impress them upon your children, and shall speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up,
24. To recite grace after meals (Deut. 8:10) (CCA13). See Birkat Ha-Mazon: Grace After Meals
10 “And you shall eat and be satisfied, and shall bless ???? your Elohim for the good land which He has given you.
25. Not to lay down a stone for worship (Lev. 26:1) (CCN161).
1 ‘Do not make idols for yourselves, and do not set up a carved image or a pillar for yourselves, and do not place a stone image in your land, to bow down to it. For I am ???? your Elohim.
Love and Brotherhood
26. To love all human beings who are of the covenant (Lev. 19:18) (CCA60). See Love and Brotherhood.
18 ‘Do not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the children of your people. And you shall love your neighbour as yourself. I am ????.
27. Not to stand by idly when a human life is in danger (Lev. 19:16) (CCN82). See Love and Brotherhood.
. 16 ‘Do not go slandering among your people. Do not stand against the blood of your neighbour. I am ????.
28. Not to wrong any one in speech (Lev. 25:17) (CCN48). See Speech and Lashon Ha-Ra.
17 ‘And do not oppress one another, but you shall fear your Elohim. For I am ???? your Elohim.
Joseph F Dumond