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Azriel The Help of G-d



Here is a short history lesson. Many do not realize how close we came to defeating Rome. We almost pulled it off except there was one major problem Bar Kochba thought he was The Messiah, The Moshiach and this was his downfall. G-d sent us the real Jewish Messiah Yeshua before the second destruction of the Temple in Av 9 70 AD. Yeshua told us this would happen forty years before the actual destruction took place.

The foreshadowing of this event happened when Yeshua was crucified on the cross. When Yeshua died on the cross the Temple veil was torn in half.

Thus we were doomed to failure.


Bar Kochba became corrupt with power and this led to him killing his uncle Rabbi Elazar HaModai. We must learn that HaShem is the true living G-d. G-d sent His son Yeshua to us to save us from our corrupt ways. Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah. The very living and breathing soul of HaShem in the flesh  is Yeshua.

Yeshua is our Messiah to save us so we can be the light to the nations of the world. G-d used us to give Yeshua to the rest of the world. Thus both Jew and Gentile will become one new man worshiping  Yeshua and HaShem on Mount Tziyon together.

This is taken from aish.com

“The Temple was no more. Jerusalem had been conquered. Rome had asserted its might and crushed the Great Revolt of the Jews. Now there could be quiet.


Virulent anti-Semitism continued unabated in the Roman Empire, generated by the Hellenists who, not happy to leave well enough alone, seemed determined to pour salt onto Jewish wounds.

(This same need for overkill would be exhibited by later enemies of the Jews, who, having exterminated entire Jewish communities, and having no more Jews left to slaughter, would then go on to desecrate Jewish cemeteries and mutilate Jewish corpses.)

The level of hostility and mistreatment of the Jews escalated throughout the Roman Empire to the extent of becoming unbearable.

destruction of the temple

In response, the Jews revolted several times more. Each time thousands of their number were killed. As a result, the average Roman looked at every Jew as a person hostile to Rome. Jews were officially designated as having “enemy status” ― dediticci in Latin.

Of course, the Jews in the Land of Israel had been crushed in the Great Revolt, and ― at least, right after the destruction of the Temple ― did not have the strength to fight. But we must remember that at this time, a considerable number of Jews were living outside Israel. In fact, historians estimate that there were about 5-7 million Jews living in the Roman Empire and at least 60% of that number were living outside the land of Israel. Places like Alexandria, Egypt (one of the most cosmopolitan cities of that era) alone had a Jewish population of about 250,000 and boasted the largest synagogue in the world.


The War of Kittos

In 114 C.E. the emperor Trajan embarked on military a campaign to crush the Parthian (Persian Empire) in the east (today Iraq and Iran) After initial successes, Trajan’s legions suffered a series of defeats and he was forced to retreat (he died while on this campaign in 117). The Jews of the Parthian Empire fought side by side with their Persian allies and embarked on a series of behind-the-lines guerrilla actions. It is also possible that several Jewish Diaspora communities within the Roman Empire also rose up in revolt.

The Roman response, with the help of anti-Semites of the region, was to slaughter the Jews. Several major Jewish communities in the Diaspora; in Cyprus, Libya, Alexandria and Mesopotamia were decimated. This slaughter, is known as The War of Kittos after the Roman military governor of Judea, Lucious Quietus, who brutally persecuted the Jewish population of Israel. (1)

Now it must be noted that while the Romans could be absolutely vicious and brutal in the heat of battle, they did not embark on any kind of policy to mass exterminate the Jewish people. At the time, it wasn’t seen as in the Roman interest to attempt a total massacre of the Jews. It would not have sat well with other conquered peoples, who might think they were next and who might rebel. The Romans were very practical people and this is not something they wanted.



When Publius Aelius Hadrianus, known to us as Hadrian, took the reigns of power in 117 CE, he inaugurated ― at least at first ― an atmosphere of tolerance. He even talked of allowing the Jews to rebuilt the Temple, a proposal that was met with virulent opposition from the Hellenists. (2)

Why Hadrian changed his attitude to one of outright hostility toward the Jews remains a puzzle, but historian Paul Johnson in his History of the Jews speculates that he fell under the influence of the Roman historian Tacitus, who was then busy disseminating Greek smears against the Jews.

Tacitus and his circle were part of a group of Roman intellectuals who viewed themselves as inheritors of Greek culture. (Some Roman nobles actually considered themselves the literal descendants of the Greeks, though there is no historical basis for this myth.) It was fashionable among this group to take on all the trappings of Greek culture. Hating the Jews as representing the anti-thesis of Hellenism went with the territory. Thus influenced, Hadrian decided to spin around 180 degrees. Instead of letting the Jews rebuild, Hadrian formulated a plan to transform Jerusalem into a pagan city-state on the Greek polis model with a shrine to Jupiter on the site of the Jewish Temple.

Nothing could be worse in Jewish eyes than to take the holiest spot in the Jewish world and to put a temple to a Roman god on it. This was the ultimate affront. As bad as this was, the real cause of the revolt seems to have been Hadrian’s attempt to follow in the footsteps of the Selucid Greek Empire 300 years earlier by trying to destroy Judaism. Specifically he targeted Sabbath observance, circumcision, the laws of family purity and the teaching of Torah. An attack against such fundamental commandments of Judaism was bound to trigger a revolt-which it did.


Bar Kochba

Jewish outrage at his actions led to one of the single greatest revolts of the Roman Era. Simon Bar Kosiba led the uprising, which began in full force in 132 CE.

For many years, historians did not write very much about Simon Bar Kosiba. But then, archeologists discovered some of his letters in Nahal Hever near the Dead Sea. If you go to the Israel Museum you can see these letters and they are absolutely fascinating. Some of them pertain to religious observance, because his army was a totally religious army. But they also contain a tremendous amount of historical facts. We learn that the Jews participating in the revolt were hiding out in caves. (These caves have also been found ― full of belongings of Bar Kosiba’s people. The belongings ― pottery, shoes, etc. ― are on display in the Israel Museum, and the caves, though bare, are open to tourists.)

From the letters and other historical data, we learn that in 132 CE, Bar Kosiba organized a large guerilla army and succeeded in actually throwing the Romans out of Jerusalem and Israel and establishing, albeit for a very brief period, an independent Jewish state. The Talmud (Sanhedrin 97b) states that he established an independent kingdom that lasted for two and half years.

Bar Kosiba’s success caused many to believe ― among them Rabbi Akiva, one of the wisest and holiest of Israel’s rabbis ― that he could be the Messiah. He was nicknamed “Bar Kochba” or “Son of Star,” an allusion to a verse in the Book of Numbers (24:17): “there shall come a star out of Jacob.” This star is understood to refer to the Messiah.

Bar Kochba did not turn out to be the Messiah, and later the rabbis wrote that his real name was Bar Kosiva meaning “Son of a Lie” ― highlighting the fact that he was a false Messiah.

At the time, however, Bar Kochba ― who was a man of tremendous leadership abilities ― managed to unite the entire Jewish people around him. Jewish accounts describe him as a man of tremendous physical strength, who could uproot a tree while riding on a horse. This is probably an exaggeration, but he was a very special leader and undoubtedly had messianic potential, which is what Rabbi Akiva recognized in him.

Jewish sources list Bar Kochba’s army at 100,000 men, but even if that is an overestimate and he had half that number, it was still a huge force.

United, the Jews were a force to be reckoned with. They overran the Romans, threw them out of the land of Israel, declared independence and even minted coins. That is a pretty unique event in the history of the Roman Empire.


Roman Response

Rome could not let this be. Such boldness had to be crushed and those responsible punished ― brutally and totally.

But the Jews were not easily overcome. Hadrian poured more and more troops into Israel to fight the Bar Kochba forces until the Romans had enlisted almost half of their entire army, as many as twelve of the twenty four legions of the empire may have been brought into Israel (three times as many as they had sent in to crush the Great Revolt 65 years earlier) to crush the revolt.

Heading this mammoth force was Rome’s best general, Julius Severus. But even with all this might behind him, Julius Severus was afraid to meet the Jews in open battle. This fact alone is very telling, because the Romans were the masters of open battle. But they feared the Jews because they saw them as being willing to die for their faith ― a mentality the Romans thought suicidal. So what happened?

The Roman historian Dio Cassius tells us:

“Severus did not venture to attack his opponents in the open at any one point in view of their numbers and their desperation, but by intercepting small groups. Thanks to the numbers of soldiers and his officers, and by depriving them of food and shutting them up, he was able ― rather slowly to be sure, but with comparatively little danger ― to crush, exhaust and exterminate them. Very few of them in fact survived. Fifty of their most important outposts and 985 of their most famous villages were razed to the ground, and 580,000 men were slain in various raids and battles, and the number of those who perished by famine, disease and fire was past finding out.

“Thus nearly the whole of Judea was made desolate, a result of which the people had had forewarning before the war. For the tomb of Solomon, which the Jews regarded as an object of veneration, fell to pieces of itself and collapsed. And many wolves and hyenas rushed howling into the cities. Many Romans, however, perished in this war. Therefore, Hadrian, in writing to the Senate, did not employ the opening phrase commonly affected by emperors: ‘If you and your children are in health it is well and I and my legions are in health.'”

This account of Deo Cassius ― even if he is exaggerating the numbers ― is very interesting. He tells us that the revolt was very bloody and very costly.

Indeed, the Romans lost an entire legion in battle. The 22nd Roman legion walked into an ambush and was slaughtered and never reconstituted. By the end of the revolt the Romans had to bring virtually half the army of the entire Roman Empire into Israel to crush the Jews.


Why Did the Jews Lose?

Apparently the Jews came very close to winning the war. Indeed, they did win for a time. Why did they lose in the end? The sages say they lost because they were too arrogant. Having tasted victory they adopted the attitude of , “by my strength and my valor I did this.” (Deut. 8:17)

Bar Kochba too became arrogant. He saw himself winning. He heard people calling him the Messiah. Certainly, if Rabbi Akiva thought so, then he had the potential to be Israel’s Ultimate Leader. He also became corrupted by his power and even beat his uncle, the great Rabbi Elazar HaModai, to death, having accepted false accusations that he was a Roman spy (3). Because of these faults he began to lose battles and was forced into retreat and guerrilla warfare.

In Judaism we are taught that while people must make the effort, it is God that wins the wars. It is not human strength nor human might that’s doing it.


The Fall of Betar

Bar Kochba made his final stand in the city of Betar, which is to the southwest of Jerusalem. You can go visit it today, thought ancient Betar has not been excavated. The Talmud (in Gittin 57a) relates what happened in Betar:

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They had the custom in Betar that when a baby boy was born they planted a cedar tree and for a baby girl they planted a pine tree, and when they would marry they would cut them down and make a marriage canopy of the branches. One day the daughter of Caesar was passing and the shaft of her litter broke. They cut down a cedar and brought it to her. The Jews of Betar fell upon them and beat them. They reported to Caesar that the Jews were rebelling and marched against them… they killed [Jewish] men, women and children until their blood flowed into the Mediterranean Sea… It was taught that for seven years the gentiles cultivated their vineyards with the blood of Israel without requiring manure for fertilization.

The city fell on the saddest day in the Jewish calendar ― the 9th of Av of the year 135, the same date as both the First and the Second Temple fell.

The Romans, in their fury, did not want to allow the Jewish bodies to be buried; they wanted to leave them out in the open to rot. According to tradition, the bodies lay in the open for months but did not rot. Today, when Jews say the Grace after Meals, Birkat HaMazon, they add a special blessing (ha tov u’mativ) as a way of thanking God for this act of mercy in Betar.

Exhausted, the Romans have had enough of the Jews who had caused them more manpower and material losses than any other people in the history of Empire. At the end of the Bar Kochba revolt, Hadrian decided that the way not to have another one is to cut off the Jews from connection to their beloved land.


The Sixties Radical-

My people The Jews have had a bulls eye focused on us since the beginning of time. This goes back to the time when Adonai made a covenant with Avraham (See Genesis 10-14). Since that time Adonai made subsequent covenants with Yitz’chak, Ya’akov and David.

Adonai’s promise to David is very important. Adonai promised David that he would have a son from Adonai and his name is Yeshua. David’s seed would last forever and Yeshua a descendant of David would rule over the House of Jacob forever. Yeshua would be the King of Jews. Yeshua sit on the throne of Adonai. Yerushalayim is the capital promised to Israel by Adonai.


The Truth Revolt send me this little diddy. http://www.truthrevolt.org/author/bradford-thomas

This story has not received much attention. “The anti-Israel left doesn’t know what to make of Chloe Valdary. An African-American evangelical Christian girl who grew up in New Orleans, Valdary has taken it upon herself to combat the ant-Israel movement on college campuses. And she’s causing a stir.

Valdary is a member of the Intercontinental Church of God, which reveres the Hebrew Bible and follows the Hebrew calendar.  As The Times of Israel details, her study of early civil rights leaders, many of whom strongly supported Israel, and her interest in the Holocaust and the history of Israel has given her a unique perspective on the current hostility among many on the Left.

A senior at the University of New Orleans, Valdary has regularly contributed articles in the Jewish press, blogging for The Times of Israel for two years, and led pro-Israel campus events. Her article for Tablet Magazine in July, “To the Students for Justice in Palestine,” earned her widespread attention as she accused them of misappropriating black civil rights rhetoric:

“You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes, and you do not get to feign victimhood in our name,” she wrote. “You do not get to pretend as though you and Rosa Parks would have been great buddies in the 1960s. Rosa Parks was a real Freedom Fighter. Rosa Parks was a Zionist.”

As the Times points out, Valdary’s contextualization of the support of Israel in the black civil rights movement disrupts the current leftist narrative and highlights the shift that occurred in the movement after MLK:

Her outspoken support for Israel in the name of civil rights not only cuts against the arguments of Students for Justice in Palestine and other critics of Israel, but also against the drift of much black civil rights rhetoric over the past few decades.

While a number of early civil rights leaders, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., were supportive of Israel, subsequent black leaders — particularly starting with the black power movement in the late 1960s — often have been sharply critical of the Jewish state. Black power leader Stokely Carmichael described Israel as a “settler colony,” while more recently, professor and activist Cornel West endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “war criminal.”

Valdary argues that while certainly Israel, like all countries, has issues with discrimination, accusations of “apartheid” and Jim Crow laws are false and an abuse of black civil rights rhetoric. She also staunchly opposes the two-state solution and argues that the defense of Israel is grounded in liberal values protecting indigenous groups.

Her political views have made her the target of criticism, including some that has particularly focused on her race. “They finally did it: found a Negro Zionist: Uncle Tom is dancin’ for joy!” blogger Richard Silverstein posted on Facebook.

Writer and filmmaker Max Blumenthal, who is aggressively anti-Israel, also took his shots at Valdary, saying she was unqualified to have an opinion and saying she’s representative of a negative trend for the “Jewish lobby”:

“This is a perfect example of where the Israel lobby is heading, of where Zionism itself is heading, is that a right-wing evangelical has been recruited to attack Jewish intellectuals and to tell them that they are bad Jews.”

But Valdary has also found great support with groups such as Camera, ZOA, and Americans for Peace and Tolerance and comradeship with other like-minded activists such as TruthRevolt‘s Daniel Mael. In the coming years, Valdary hopes to help build upon the existing but often marginalized pro-Israel movement among black civil rights leaders by continuing to lead her campus organization, Allies for Israel, to contribute to the national and international conversation through her writing, and continue to work with other groups to advocate for Israel.



The Sixties Radical- Yeshua is The King of the Jews

We are on the verge of collapse yet no one wants to see this. The Fed is propping up the monetary system and the economy by pumping fake money into the stock market. The dollar is worthless. The moral fiber of the country is finished. Hedonism is the morality of the day. Adonai of Avraham, Yitz’chak, and Ya’akov, Yeshua, and the word of Adonai are now considered hate speech and a thing of the past.

The Middle East is now controlled by the Russian Iran alliance. Adonai is leading all the nations of the world that hate Israel and we Jews into the conflict. We have an anti-Semitic President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, the state-run and state controlled media and ninety percent of Congress and many in the Christian Churches. These people would love nothing more than Israel to surrender and then be wiped off the face of the earth.

Adonai is our protector and provider. The way a nation or people treat Jews this is the way Adonai will treat you. This does not mean you kiss our collective asses. This means treat us with respect for without us Jews Christianity would never happen. Christianity cannot exist without Judaism but Judaism can exist without Christianity. Read Genesis and Mattityahu One.

Everyone turns a blind eye to this except Rush Limbaugh. He knows the real truth. Demons, the Black Arts, Voodoo and Black Magic are the new religion. Christianity for the most part has sold out to Secular Humanism. The Catholic Church hates Israel and bastardize the word of Adonai with false teachings and then has the audacity to tell the world to stop making money. The Catholic Church is worth billions and the Pope lives like a King then practice what you preach give your money and buildings to the poor and then let’s talk about it. Heck the Pope sees himself as a King and speaks for Yeshua. Where is it written in the Torah and Tanakh that the Pope speaks for Yeshua or Adonai? It doesn’t. This is one of the many of lies that are told in name of Adonai and Yeshua by The Catholic Church and many Christian Churches.

Yeshua told Kefa he was the rock upon which HIS church would be built. That’s it period end of discussion.

Adonai is revealing HIS presence. He is showing us what is about to happen to all of us if we do not accept Yeshua as our saviour. Adonai has a special message for Israel também. Adonai is telling us Jews we need to repent and return to the HIS word. Yeshua is coming back to us to show we Jews who our saviour is Yeshua. Yeshua is coming back for us.

Adonai has spoken.