Babylon and Edom We Fight Then and Now

Posted by on Nov 13, 2023 in The Exiles

The Hamas terrorists invaded Southern Israel on the Jewish holiday Simchat Torah, Shabbat, 7 October 2013. In a surprising attack, the terrorists crossed the security wall and in a brutal ISIS-style manner, they started murdering unarmed civilians in the neighboring to the border communities. As of the time of this writing, the death toll of this act of genocide reached more than 1,400 Israelis mercilessly murdered; hundreds of Israelis were taken hostages in Gaza including...

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The secret things belong to the LORD

Posted by on Sep 25, 2023 in The Exiles

“The secret things belong to the LORD” in Deuteronomy has been interpreted to mean that whatever secrets Elohim has, they are not given to us to know; and whatever we know and see is what has been revealed to us. However, a question presents itself: Is the Eternal One knowable? We read thus, The secret things belong to Yehovah our Elohim, and those revealed belong to us and to our children forever to do all the words of this Torah. (Deu 29:28) (29:29 in the Christian Bible)...

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How the Khazars Understood the True Purim

Posted by on Mar 5, 2023 in The Exiles

It should not come as a surprise to our readers that the ancient Khazars had understood the lesson of the true Purim better than us once this article is read. But who were the Khazars, and what did they know about the true Purim before they converted to Judaism?  The Eternal always provides a reason as to why an individual, or a nation, would deserve punishment. The Book of Esther, however, does not explicitly state what the people did to deserve the threat of...

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The Early Exodus of Israel from Egypt

Posted by on Feb 5, 2023 in The Exiles

What do we know about the early exodus Israel made out of Egypt? Not the one when Mosheh led the people under the mighty hand of the Most High, but an exodus that occurred thirty years earlier. A careful reading of the Torah shows that the Torah is virtually silent about the time when Israel dwelt in Egypt. There is a time-gap concerning the life of Israel in Egypt in the books of Genesis and Exodus. Genesis ends with the death of Yoseph and Exodus begins with the birth of...

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Why Mosheh Did Not Enter the Promised Land

Posted by on Jul 2, 2022 in The Exiles

Mosheh the greatest statesman Israel ever had was not allowed to enter the Promised Land. The reason was that Mosheh did not speak to the rock, as YHVH told him, but he struck it with his rod. Why was that a sin to Mosheh that it merited such a punishment? Let us suspend this question for a moment and raise another challenge: we find two quite different stories concerning the attempt of Israel to enter the Land of Promise: one in Numbers and another one in Deuteronomy. They...

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The Allotted Exile of Israel in Egypt

Posted by on Apr 3, 2022 in The Exiles

The “exile of Israel in Egypt” sounds peculiar as we have not read anywhere in the Scripture that Israel had been sent in Egypt for any reason other than the famine in the land of Kana’an. The Torah is virtually silent about the time Israel spent in Egypt. There is absence of any notes concerning the intended stay or exile of Israel in Egypt in Genesis and Exodus. The Torah is silent, but not the prophets (See Jos 24:14, Eze 20:5-9, and Eze 20:33-36). Such absence does not...

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The Lost Purim of Israel

Posted by on Mar 23, 2022 in The Exiles

The Jewish holiday of Purim is not one of the Appointed Times of the Creator listed in Leviticus 23, nevertheless, it is a joyful holiday for all Jews around the world. It is celebrated every year on the 14th of the month of Adar (according to the Rabbinic calendar), or the 12th month of the Biblical calendar. But why “the lost Purim”? Purim (Farsi for “lots) commemorates the deliverance of Jews in the Persian empire from the notorious anti-Semite Haman, who was...

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When a King Can Be Disobeyed

Posted by on Dec 26, 2021 in The Exiles

Exodus begins with the righteous act of two midwives, who disobeyed the orders of their king to kill newborn Hebrew boys. We are in the first chapter of Exodus and already have the first recorded act of genocide and the first recorded partial-birth abortion in history. But also, the first recorded act of righteous women who feared Elohim and disobeyed their king. The beginning of the first exile Yoseph died and all his brothers, and all that generation that came down to...

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Exile as a Place of Captivity and Revelation

Posted by on Jul 8, 2021 in The Exiles

In the following, we will debunk a false concept widely spread in the Jewish communities around the world that exile is not a land of captivity. According to this concept, any country in the world in which Jews can live securely and safely cannot be considered “exile” but “home”. Even the State of Israel can be considered a “land of exile”, i.e. captivity, if it does not provide security and safety. The advocates of this concept also hold the view...

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The Prophecy of the 153 Fishes

Posted by on Oct 5, 2020 in The Exiles

There is a peculiar moment in Yeshua’s ministry that can puzzle anyone who seeks a deeper meaning of the words of the Son of Elohim. This peculiar moment is the catch of 153 fishes in the fishing net of His disciple. Shimon Kepha and the other disciples went out fishing and that night they caught no fish. But early morning, they saw Yeshua standing on the beach who told them to throw the net on the right side of the boat that they should find fish. So they threw and...

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How Faith did not Change Rome but Rome Changed the Faith

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in The Exiles

In 312 before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, Constantine claimed he experienced a vision of a new sign when he looked up to the sun and saw a cross of light with the Greek words “In this sign, Conquer!” above it. He commanded his troops to adorn their shields with a new symbol ☧ formed from the first two letters of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (hristos), after which he conquered Rome. In 597, in his letter to Augustine the first missionary to the British Isles, Pope Gregory...

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The Spartans — the Lost Tribe of Israel

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in The Exiles

Who were the Spartans — the people concerning whom the lines between mythology, legends, and facts have been washed out in the sand of the turbulent scene of history? What do we know about the Spartans and what we know about them, is it a matter of mythology, legends, or of facts? This will be the subject of our study. Mythology of Lakedaimon In antiquity Sparta was known as Lakedaimon (Λακεδαίμων), while the name Sparta referred to its main settlement on the banks of the...

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