Messianic Lite: Nasso, “Take a census”

This week’s Torah portion covers Numbers 4:21 to 7:89. The text is made up of seemingly unrelated passages that are out of any chronological order. The reading begins with a continuation of the census in the camp. Over 8,000 Levites are counted responsible for transporting the Tabernacle. Details are given for exactly which pieces go to which…

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For the First Time Ever: A Jewish-Christian Party To Run For Knesset

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Avi Lipkin, a well-known lecturer who has spoken in over 1,000 churches, announced that he has formed the first joint Jewish-Christian party and intends to lead it in the next Knesset elections. A closer look at his motives reveals that this may be the wave of the future.…

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Out of the North Evil Will Break Forth

By Tsvi Sadan, Israel Today— One must wonder why Turkish President Erdogan’s anti-Semitic rhetoric is brushed aside so lightly. Or, why Europe, enamored by the Palestinians whose dream is Israel’s annihilation, support the Iran nuclear deal. Instead of reminding itself of the Iranian fascination with the Nazi concept of the Aryan race (under Nazi influence Persia…

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Knesset Approves Motion on Recognizing Armenian Genocide

By Lahav Harkov, Jpost— The Knesset will hold a vote on whether to recognize the Armenian Genocide, after approving Meretz chairwoman Tamar Zandberg’s motion for the agenda on the subject Wednesday. “This is our moral and historic obligation,” Zandberg said. “Some things are above politics.” The motion, approved 16-0, was to hold the first-ever debate…

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Palestinians: Americans Now Legitimate Targets

By Bassamm Tawil, Gatestone Institute— There is a new development in Palestinian hatred of the Trump administration: the Palestinian leaders’ verbal attacks on the US are now being translated into acts of violence against US delegations visiting Palestinian communities in the West Bank. The Palestinian campaign against the US began in December 2017, when President…

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Ambassador Friedman: Evangelicals ‘Support Israel With Greater Devotion’ Than Many Jews

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz— The historic opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem was a religious as well as a political event with several prominent Christian leaders present. This support was not lost on US Ambassador David Friedman. In an interview with the New York Times on Saturday, Friedman said that Evangelical Christians “support Israel…

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Israel and Turkey in All-Out Diplomatic War, and It Could Get Worse

By Yochanan Visser, Israel Today— Turkish-Israeli relations hit a new low this week after Turkey’s hot-headed dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Israel “a terror and an apartheid state” that was committing “genocide” in Gaza. Erdogan also accused Israel Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu of having “the blood of Palestinians on his hands” after 60 Palestinian Arabs…

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Gaza Riots: Really About the Embassy?

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— Much of the world is convinced that the Palestinian protests that took place on May 14 and 15 were directly connected to the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. This misapprehension can be traced directly to the international media, which helped create the impression that the clashes that took…

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Leading Scholar: Trump’s Embassy Move, Recognition of Jerusalem Represent ‘Important Turning Point’

By Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner— President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel’s capital represented an “important turning point” and “act of courage and integrity,” a leading scholar told The Algemeiner. The new embassy was dedicated on Monday at a ceremony attended by numerous dignitaries, including the…

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