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
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 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
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..."
4. "...the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus..." (1 Thessalonians
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."
21. "PRAY NOT FOR THIS PEOPLE [The Jews]." (Jeremiah 7:16; 11:14;
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;
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
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
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
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."
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)