Christianity is one of the best examples in history
of a little religion that made it big in the world. At the death of Jesus (and the
conversion of Paul), there were twelve apostles, the original disciples of
Jesus who were imbued with the Holy Spirit to teach Christianity to the masses.
At the beginning, each had equal status, and the major doctrine (developed by
Paul) was salvation for those who believed in the saving grace of Jesus and who
underwent Baptism., the ritual which cleansed the
soul. Paul added the theological point that Christians were the "true
The Christians felt that because they were preaching to non-Jews, they had to discredit the status of Jews by emphasising their lack of faith and their fall from favour because they didn't accept the teachings of the Messiah, of Christ.
As in all new religions, Christianity had birth-pangs. The major assumption of the budding religion was that the Messiah had come and that the New Age was at hand. This idea could not last for very long before it started losing its immediacy. If the New Age was at hand, why wasn't anything new happening? Paul's answer was that something new was happening. The Christians just had to look inside themselves to see how much change there was.
…The leading Christian thinkers from 80 CE until 420 CE spent most of their time writing defences and arguments against heretical arguments; applying proof texts from Scripture to their theology, and concretising the beliefs of the new religion. These writings were called Apologies, and the early Church fathers were called Apologists.
In their zeal to justify early Church doctrine, the
Apologists inevitably vilified the Jews. In making Christianity the New Israel,
they had to explain the sins of the Old Israel, the fallen
The first apologist to do this was a newly-converted
Christian named Justin Martyr. In 145 CE (ten years after the Bar Kochba Revolt) Justin Martyr wrote an apology in which he
was having a dialogue with a Jew named Trypho. …He
blasted the Jews for rejecting Jesus, for killing Jesus (but he was later
killed by the Romans - same as Jesus), for leading people away from salvation.
He gloated over the destruction of the
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
In order for
Jews in Samaria Take on IDF Function
In light of wave of attacks and carjackings on Judea and Samaria highways, civilians in the area have begun taking over from the IDF. A newly established group of Binyamin-area Israelis aims to protect the roads where the military has failed. The volunteer guards expressed hope that they would not permanently replace the IDF, but rather, would serve as a temporary back-up to army. (When government fail people, they take control of their destiny!)
Al Jazeera Wins Freedom of Speech Award
Roosevelt Foundation, a private establishment dedicated to the ideals and
achievements of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, has presented Al Jazeera with
its 2012 Freedom of Speech and Expression Award. The foundation recognised Al
Jazeera Media Network for "its longstanding efforts to provide
independent, impartial news for an international audience and to offer a voice
to a diversity of perspectives from under-reported regions". (I have to admit that Al Jazeera, compare to the Western
networks - like BBC, is quite a good source of the international news. It is
even more balanced about reporting news from
Robots to Patrol Borders Instead of Soldiers
new project currently being developed will have robots replacing IDF soldiers
on patrols along
shocking impact of the twin explosions which killed 55 people and injured
almost 400 in
therapy, which targets a molecule found in 90 per cent of cancers, eventually
could provide an injection that would allow patients' immune systems to fight
off common cancers including breast and prostate cancer. The first results of
trials in people, at the Hadassah Medical Centre in
Another Surrender to Islamic Terror
the concessions made by
Have Said "
Aryeh Eldad criticised
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's letter to Palestinian Authority chairman
Mahmoud Abbas in the Knesset plenum. “The letter should have included the fact
that the resolution of the conflict lies with the possibility the
Quote of the Week:
"The international clock is ticking and
the existence of
The First Step - Please, Take it!
by Steven Shamrak
This is not just another nice reading material, it is a call for action!
time for action has come! By voting for Hamas the Palestinian Arabs clearly declared
that they support the destruction of
Unfortunately, we can't rely on the leadership of the official Jewish organisations, including Zionist ones. They are completely convoluted by apathy and self-serving interests. Therefore, the creation of a grass-roots Jewish National movement, actively dedicated to the achievement of the Jewish National Goal, is the only alternative.
Jews don’t want to be victims anymore! It is up to each one of us to say: "I can make a difference!" and "If not me, then who; if not now, then when?" or "God helps him who helps himself." Therefore, become active and take your first step:
1. Learn facts and become familiar and comfortable with them. Facts are on our side.
2. Talk to your friends and members of your community and form an active local Jewish group. Members must completely and unquestionably agree and support the idea of the Jewish National goal.
3. Participate in the activities of your community. Challenge
and refute any anti-Zionist rhetoric publicly and privately. Educate members of
your community about the facts behind the Arab-Israel conflict and Jewish
rights in the
4. Talk to your local non-Jewish groups. Let them know your intentions and gain their trust and support. Introduce them to the factual truth behind the Arab-Israel conflict and the Jewish right to the land of our ancestors. You’ll be surprised how many Jewish and non-Jewish supporters are out there.
5. Do not involve yourself in useless and endless polemic with Muslim and anti-Israel organisations or individuals. It gives them a feeling of legitimacy! They ignore the facts and base their views on hatred and self-hatred.
6. Contact people you know somewhere else and help them create a group in their locality.
your friends and relatives living in
8. Let your community leaders know that inaction is not an option any more. The old way is insane, self-destructive and will lead to another Holocaust!
is important to understand that the Jewish National aspirations are about
Jewish identity and the rights of the Jewish people. By definitive actions
toward the JNG we will be able to establish true peace in the
Notes: JNG is not negotiable! We do not want to waste time and energy on useless and endless arguments about essential Jewish rights.