About the Jewish Chanukah
By Willie Martin

Jew Watch

     Today on December 3, 1999 the Jews start their celebration of "Chanukah" and so I have taken the following article from a Jewish newspaper in Los Angelies, California which if you read it carefully it can be clearly seen that it is just another Jewish deception and was really instigated to offset the Christimas celebration.

 Chanukah was NEVER celebrated by the Jews openly  until just the last 20 years or so and that in an effort to stop people from thinking about Christ. It has always been a lie propagated by the Jews for their benefit.

     Chanukah was actually a celebration of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem by the Roman Legions and the destruction of the leadership of the Saducees. Thus allowing the Pharisees to gain control of the Jewish government that was in control in Palestine, both Jerusalem and Samaria at that time in history.

 Herod Was on The Throne In Palestine

 In the days of Christ, Herod, an Edomite/Shelah/Judah Jew, was on the throne in Palestine. HE WAS NOT AN ISRAELITE. The Pharisees and Sadducees were in absolute control of the temple and the Sanhedrin. They were NOT the lawful descendants of the Tribe of Levi. They did not follow the law of Moses, although they claimed to do so. Instead they set up their own Babylonian traditions, Traditions of the Elders, later to become known as the Jewish Talmud.

 Following is how the Pharisees came to be in "Moses' Seat" when Christ was born. They had many enemies at the beginning and the Sadducees were the first of these enemies. They were the constant opponents of the Pharisees and their imported Babylonian paganism, misrepresented by the Pharisees as the Tradition of the Pharisees as the Tradition of the Elders, the "Oral Law" ostensibly transmitted privately to Moses and on down, superseding anything written in the Bible.

 In the six years of civil war between the Pharisees and Alexander Jannaeus, King and High Priest of Jerusalem, 50,000 were killed on both sides before this Sadducean ruler succumbed, and his widow Salome turned affairs over to the Pharisees in 79 B.C. Her brother, Simon ben Shetah, had been waiting for such an opportunity. The continued civil war resulted in the sons of Alexander Jannaeus, Hyrcanus and Aristobulus, in 63 B.C., going hat in hand to Pompey, Caesar's Roman General in Syria, asking him to invade Palestine and slaughter their respective opponents.

 This is how Rome happened to be in power when Christ was born. The full story can be found in the Jewish Encyclopedia under "Pharisees." The Ark of the Covenant and the Shekinah glory had long since disappeared from the Holiest of Holies. There was no supernatural cloud to guide them by day nor a pillar of fire to guide them by night. God's presence had left the temple and Jerusalem in Ezekiel's day.

 "Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the Lord's house [The Temple in Jerusalem], which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men...Then said he [God] unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city...Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the Lord: uunto us is this land given in possession...Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and THE GLORY OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL WAS OVER THEM ABOVE. AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD WENT UP FROM THE MIDST OF THE CITY, AND STOOD UPON THE MOUNTAIN WHICH IS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CITY. Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldee, to them of the captivity. SO THE VISION THAT I HAD SEEN WENT UP FROM ME. Then I spake unto them of the captivity [The ten tribes which had been taken captive by Assyria -- By this WE KNOW, GOD WAS NOT TALKING OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WHEN HE SAID 'THESE ARE THE MEN THAT DEVISE MISCHIEF, AND GIVE WICKED COUNSEL IN THIS CITY!' -- WE KNOW GOD WAS SPEAKING OF THE JEW!!!] all the things that the Lord had shewed me." (Ezekiel 11:1-25)

 There were seven in succession in that Herodian dynasty. This false and spurious Herodian Kingdom also controlled the Temple and the High Priesthood which had been turned into a political office. As a result, there was a constant political battle for the high priesthood. When Christ came into the world, he did not recognize that false kingdom and would have nothing to do with that spurious priesthood and so-called "Jews' religion." He did not join the Pharisees, the Scribes, the Sadducees, nor any so-called Jewish sect or political party. He lived and taught entirely outside the establishment. Herod the Great was determined to kill Christ during the first two years of his life, and all of the kings who succeeded Herod wanted to kill Him also.

 With few exceptions, the high priests, the Sanhedrin and council also want to kill Him. One exception was Zacharias the priest who was the father of John the Baptist. He was a true priest and a descendant of Aaron and was murdered also by the Jews. (Matthew 23:35)

 It would appear there were only a few thousand people in Jerusalem and all of Palestine in the days of Christ who were of the Tribe of Judah along with remnants of the other twelve tribes, but they were outside of the false kingdom and did not belong to the so-called "Jews' religion." God never gave the true kingdom to the Jews.

 He kept His true kingly line in exile, or hidden from them as it were. If the true kingdom, had been, in Palestine at the time of Christ, Joseph the husband of Mary, Jesus' step-father would have been the king on the throne. It is a pity that most protestant ministers, preachers, evangelists and catholic priests are under, "...strong delusion, that they should believe a lie." (2 Thessalonians 2:11)

 They believe, falsely, that the so-called Jews are Hebrews, or Israelites and of the Bible Tribe of Judah, which is a lie and a terrible deception.

 Again, because of the false teachings of the past decades about the Jews: We must repeat and repeat that 90 - 95 percent of the people known to the world today as Jews" are descendants of the Khazars of Russia. They are "FALSE JEWS." They are like the false Jews that crucified the Lord Jesus Christ. Following is a brief outline of what the Bible and Christ said to and about them:

 1. "Ye [Jews] are not my sheep." (John 10:26)
 2. "Ye [Jews] are of your father the devil." (John 8:44)
 3. "Ye [Jews are] serpents, ye [Jews are a] generation of vipers..." (Matthew 23:33)
 4. "...the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus..." (1 Thessalonians 2:14-15)
 5. "...they please not God." (1 Thessalonians 2:15)
 6. "...are contrary to all men." (1 Thessalonians 2:15)
 7. "Are the Synagogue of Satan." (Revelation 2:9; 3:9)
 8. "Hypocrites." (Matthew 23:14)
 9  "Blind guides." (Matthew 23:16)
 10. "Full of extortion and excess." (Matthew 23:16)
 11. "White washed sepulchers." (Matthew 23:23)
 12. "Full of dead mens' bones." (Matthew 23:27)
 13. "Degenerate plant of a strong vine." (Jeremiah 2:21)
 14. "Evil figs." (Jeremiah 24:2-8)
 15. "Broken cisterns." (Jeremiah 2:13)
 16. "Broken bottle." (Jeremiah 19:10)
 17. "Spots in your feast of love." (Jude 12)
 18. "Cannot blush." (Jeremiah 6:15; 8:12)
 19. "An astonishment and hissing." (Jeremiah 25:9-18; 51:37)
 20. "The show of their countenance doth witness against them." (Isaiah 3:9)
 21. "PRAY NOT FOR THIS PEOPLE [The Jews]." (Jeremiah 7:16; 11:14; 14:11)
 22. The present day, so-called and false Jewish State of Israel is a sister of Sodom and      Gomorrah, and called Hittites, Amarites the descendants of Cain." (Ezekiel 16:1-3;      16:53-57)

 Yet in spite of these and hundreds more Bible revelations America's evangelists, preachers, ministers and priests continue teaching THE BIG LIE; that the Jews are Israel.

 While our Government keeps right on giving that false Murderous Jewish-Zionist State, billions of dollars a year. And of the 530 members of our Congress and Senate, few have the courage to oppose anything the Jews say and vote for anything the Jews want.

    In the following you will also see how the Jews even brainwash their fellow Jews; much the same as the Judeo-Christian clergy deceives and brainwash their flocks.

Does 'early' Chanukah magnify 'December dilemma'?

ANDY ALTMAN-OHR Bulletin Staff

     Mashed potatoes and other Thanksgiving left-overs -- move aside. Ready or not, here come the latkes.

     Even though the calendar on the wall has been on December for only  three days, it's time to get out the dreidels and put the chanukiah in the window.

     Chanukah starts tonight, and not a moment too soon. "Right on schedule," said Rabbi Mark Diamond of Conservative Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland.

     Hmm. It doesn't seem a bit early this year? "In my family," said Rabbi Yehuda Ferris of Chabad House of Berkeley, "Chanukah comes on the 25th of Kislev every year. Rain or shine. It never fails."

     The Hebrew calendar flips from the 24th to the 25th  when the sun sets at about 4:30 p.m. today. Time to light the first candle.

     And it's not that much of a rarity: Chanukah comes this early on the secular calendar nearly one out of every four years. In fact, it starts in November about 10 percent of the time, arriving as early as Nov. 26 in 1899.

     In the past 100 years, this will be the 23rd time that Chanukah has begun on Dec. 3 or earlier. "Let's just say that December is coming late this year," joked Rabbi Daniel Pressman of Conservative Congregation Beth David in Saratoga.

     Having Chanukah come so early in December does have its advantages, said Nancy Sheftel-Gomes, principal of the religious school at Reform Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco. "In my opinion, it's a good learning opportunity," she said. "Chanukah is not Christmas, and my feeling as an educator and as a parent is that it's better for them to be separated as much as possible."

     Other Jewish educators agree. "It gives you more of an opportunity to present Chanukah in the right perspective," said Chani Oppenheim, director of education at Reform Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael. "You can teach the kids, especially the smaller ones, that Chanukah is not the Jewish Christmas [and] that it is not even a major Jewish holiday," she added. "Certainly we do not at all  emphasize the presents. We teach that it's a holiday that celebrates our survival as a distinct people."

     One good thing about having Chanukah so early in December is that students won't be on winter break during any of the holiday's eight days.

     At San Jose State, that means more Chanukah programs at Hillel, said director Lindsay Green-sweig. She has Chanukah events planned for four nights, plus an ongoing art project that started four days ago: making chanukiot out of junk. "It's a good time of year because Chanukah falls right before finals start on Dec. 13," Greensweig said. "So it gives the students a little break before they have to start studying. When Chanukah is later, they're either out on winter break or too busy with finals."

     Rabbi Yosef Langer said it shouldn't matter whether Chanukah starts on Dec. 13, as it did last year, or Dec. 21, as it will next year, or even Dec. 25. "As far as a Jew may be from his or her heritage or tradition, there's a couple of times during the year that no matter when a holiday falls, it touches us in a deep way," said the spiritual leader of Chabad House of San Francisco. "Those holidays are Chanukah and Passover. I don't think it really makes any difference when they fall on the secular calendar."

     At the same time, Langer couldn't disregard the fact that some Jewish families succumb to the societal onslaught of Christmas, or try to celebrate the holidays of each parent in an inter-faith marriage. Maybe having an "early" Chanukah will help in that regard. "A lot of Jewish kids have a Christmas tree and a menorah," Langer said. "So whether it's via the calendar or other ways that we can spotlight our traditions...to bring out their beauty and relevance, then that's good."

     Barbara Steinberg, a licensed clinical social worker and senior psychotherapist at Jewish Family and Children Services in Berkeley, said "an early Chanukah works both ways" for children. "It's a good thing because there's more differentation, but when Christmas comes around, and their friends are all having Christmas, it's harder for the young children to remember that they already had their own holiday," Steinberg said. "But if children have a rich sense of [Chanukah], that will stand for itself," she added.

     It's up to the parents to create a proper sense of what Chanukah is all about, said Pressman. He related a tale about his oldest daughter, who is now in college, being asked a question by a supermarket checkout worker when she was 4-years-old. "My wife had her in a cart and the checkout person asked her, 'So, what do you want Santa Claus to bring you for Christmas?' She said, 'We don't have Christmas. We're Jewish. We have Chanukah and Purim.' At that moment I knew we had done our job" -- not blowing Chanukah out of proportion.

     Many Jews bristle when Chanukah and Christmas are compared or connected.

     When asked if having Chanukah more than three weeks away from Christmas was a good thing, Oppenheim responded, "It's like asking me how Tu B'Shevat relates to President's Day just because they're close on the calendar. There's no connection in my mind."

     Vicky Kelman, director of the Jewish Family Education Project at the S.F.-based Bureau of Jewish Education, insisted that talking about Chanukah in relation to Christmas is foolhardy. "The answer to Christmas is not Chanukah. It is Sukkot. Chanukah is too slender a thread to carry that burden. Families that build a sukkah and design their own seder do not, in general, have a hard time in dealing with these seasonal issues."

     However, many Jews do have a hard time dealing with the "December Dilemma." In that light, having Chanukah start on Dec. 3 or earlier for the sixth time in the past 20 years is probably beneficial.

     At public schools, "it's no good when all the activities are Chanukah-dash-Christmas," said Rabbi Gerald Raiskin of Reform Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame. "This way, it's one or the other. If a kid has a birthday party, not having it mixed with another kid's birthday is best."

     Diamond agreed. "I'm actually pleased that it's not coinciding with Christmas. A little separation is good. It should help people that are confused see that they are very different holidays with very different traditions. "And even for those people who only see Chanukah as getting and giving gifts and presents, an early Chanukah can only help -- you don't have to fight the [shopping] crowds quite as much."

     One of the few who regret having an early December Chanukah is Tracy Salkowitz, executive director of the American Jewish Congress, Northern Pacific region. "I was a little sorry that Chanukah was so early," she said. "The closer it is to Christmas and the more overlapping of excitement causes less stress on the child. Of course, a lot of that depends on the family and how they handle it."

     She also said an early Chanukah might give public school teachers an easy out. "It's another way off the hook. It's, 'OK, I'll teach one hour of Chanukah on Dec. 3 and then forget about it the rest of the way.'"

     Rabbi Shmuel Jablon, associate headmaster at South Peninsula Hebrew Day School in Sunnyvale, said that's not a problem in Jewish day schools. "We are certainly aware of the outside culture, but our students' primary peer group is in school witht hem," he said. "There is no December dilemma. The only issue is whether Chanukah will be during the winter break or not."

     Social worker Amy Weiss, who works with preschoolers, youth and teenagers at Jewish Children and Family Services in Berkeley, said she likes an "early" Chanukah. "I prefer it because then it can truly be about Chanukah and we can honor that holiday, and it doesn't blend in as much. Then we can react to Christmas however we want to -- ignore it, celebrate it with friends, whatever."

     But the separation between the holidays is "a double-edged sword," said Jewish educator Patti Moskovitz, who works with converts and interfaith couples. "It's nice to have them separate because then Chanukah can have its own character and not get swallowed up in all the hoopla that's going on. "But on the other hand, when everybody else is celebrating Christmas, for little kids, what happened at the beginning of December is a long time ago to them. That makes it a challenge to parents to make Chanukah really meaningful and give it its own identity, not make it a mirror of Christmas."

     Salkowitz takes a different slant. "Many Jews are critical at how Chanukah has been blown up beyond its proper proportion and extent. My response is go nuts on Chanukah, because the best defense is a good offense. If you go overboard a little bit on Chanukah, that's great."

More on Chanukah

    Here is the complete story of how the Jews came to be in power in Palestine when Christ was on earth. I would have put it in the previous post but it would have made that one too large and ponderous to read. So have included it here for your information,
for how can one defeat an enemy he knows nothing about?

 To see a "small" portion of the distortions of the Pharisees on the Bible, in eliminating the Chief Engineer, the God of Intelligence, planning, approachability is seen under the caption "History of the Pharisees," pages 665-666, of the Jewish Encyclopedia.

 Her brother, Simon ben Shetah, had been waiting for such an opportunity. The continued civil war resulted in the sons of Alexander Jannaeus, Hyrcanus and Aristobulus, in 63 B.C., going hat in hand to Pompey, Caesar's Roman General in Syria, asking him to invade Palestine and slaughter their respective opponents. This is how Rome happened to be in power when Christ was born.

 The full story can be found in the Jewish Encyclopedia under "Pharisees." "It is difficult to state at what time the Pharisees, as a party, arose, Josephus first mentions them in connection with Jonathan, the successor of Judas Maccabeus.

 Under John Hyracanus (135-105 B.C.) they appear as a powerful party opposing the Sadducean proclivities of the king, who had formerly been a disciple of theirs, though the story as told by Josephus is unhistorical . The Hasmonean dynasty, with its worldly ambitions and aspirations, met with little support from the Pharisees, whose aim was the maintenance of a religious spirit in accordance with their interpretation of the Law. Under Alexander Jannaeus (104-78 B.C.) the conflict between the people, siding with the Pharisees, and the king became bitter and ended in carnage. Under his window Salome Alexander (78-69 B.C.), the Pharisees, led by Simeon ben Shetah, came to power; they obtained seats in the Sanhedrin, and that time was afterward regarded as the golden age, full of the blessing of heaven. But the bloody vengeance they took upon the Sadducees led to a terrible reaction, and under Aristobulus (69-63 B.C.) The Sadducees regained their power. Amidst the bitter struggle which ensued, the Pharisees appeared before Pompey asking him to interfere and restore the old priesthood while abolishing the royalty of the Hasmoneans altogether. The defilement of the Temple by Pompey was regarded by the Pharisees as a divine punishment of Sadducean misrule. After the national independence had been lost, the Pharisees gained in influence while the star of the Sadducees waned.

 Herod found his chief opponents among the latter, and so he put the leaders of the Sanhedrin to death while endeavoring by a milder treatment to win the favor of the leaders of the Pharisees, who, through they refused to take the oath of allegiance, were otherwise friendly to him. Only when he provoked their indignation by his heathen proclivities did the Pharisees become his enemies and fall victims (4 B.C.) to his bloodthirstiness.

 But the family of Boethus, whom Herod had raised to the high-priesthood, revived the spirit of the Sadducees, and thenceforth the Pharisees again had them as antagonists; still, they no longer possessed their former power, as the people always sided with the Pharisees.

 In King Agrippa (41-44 A.D.) the Pharisees had a supporter and friend, and with the destruction of the Temple, the Sadducees disappeared altogether, leaving the regulation of all Jewish affairs in the hands of the Pharisees. Henceforth Jewish life was regulated by the teachings of The Pharisees; the whole history of Judaism was reconstructed from the Pharisaic point of view, and a new aspect was given to the Sanhedrin of the past. A new chain of tradition supplanted the older, priestly tradition. Pharisaism shaped the Character of Judaism and the life and thoughts of the Jews for all the future."

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Under the heading of "A brief History of the Terms for Jew" in the 1980 Jewish Almanac is the following: "Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a 'Jew' or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew." (1980 Jewish Almanac, p. 3)
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