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How Will the Mosque be Removed?

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Jeremy Gimpel jokingly mentioned in a video, one method in which the Mosque on the Temple Mount might be removed.

He said explosives.

The question is, even in jest, was Jeremy right?

With all due respect to this future MK, the answer is no, Jeremy was not right.

There are traditionally two interpretations as to how the Temple will be rebuilt.

The first is the one that, for instance, Neturei Karta firmly believes.

For them, the Temple will suddenly come down from heaven only after the Mashiach arrives (and the land is cleared of the Tsiyoinim), and human beings will have no apparent physical role in the matter.

Following the logic of that theory, the Neturei Karta apparently believe that the mosque will be squashed underneath the suddenly dropping Temple.

I wonder if they’ve bothered to mention that to their terrorist friends over tea.

But the more traditional belief is that we Jews will rebuild the Temple ourselves – and that is actually a far, far greater miracle.

So as I asked in the beginning, “What about the Mosque, which is rather inconveniently sitting where the Temple should be, how will it be removed?”

The simplistic answer is that it will be destroyed.

Jeremy (jokingly) said explosives, while others say wrecking balls and bulldozers.

A tractor working on the Temple Mount, Dec. 24th.

An Arab tractor working on the Temple Mount, Dec. 24th.

But both answers are wrong.

According to common Jewish thought, the Arabs, at the time of the Mashiach will remain in Israel – but they will fully repent.

You see, when the miracle happens that we Jews will be united in our vision that it’s time to rebuild the Temple, the Arabs will be there too, and they will lovingly dismantle the Mosque stone by stone on their own volition, and rebuild it elsewhere.

That is the second part of the miracle of the rebuilding of the Temple.

In the end, the Arabs will want peace, will recognize the spiritual value of the Temple, will recognize what they have to gain by being allies of the Jews instead of enemies, and they will then take the peaceful steps needed to properly honor and worship God.

May the Temple be speedily built in in our lifetime. Amen.

New Gimpel Video Surfaces, the Left Going Bonkers (Video)

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

If you liked American-born Jewish Home candidate Jeremy Gimpel first “exposed” video, where he speaks longingly about substituting the Golden Dome mosque with the Third Temple, you’ll love this next video, where he actually spells out the fact that the Gold Dome is right on top of our holiest shrine, and that, when it is taken down and replaced by the Third Temple, the Temple would be three times higher.

Considering the fact that you can’t take a picture of Jerusalem without the Gold Dome sticking in there somewhere, imagine how much more visible that Temple would be.

The left, which has celebrated Gimpel’s “extremism” on the first clip (Tzipi Livni already asked that he be disqualified – for something he said in November of 2011), now does the Hora over the new discovery.

But read the comments under the tape, which was posted by the fairly vile website “+972″:

Dan Leubitz: He is 100% correct. architecturally.. the dome of rock does not belong.. Can anyone argue that that building looks like anything else around it? Are there any other blue buildings with a gold top anywhere around it? The building clearly doesn’t belong to the same architecture of the surrounding areas. 972 is grasping at straws here… LOL poor bastards cant make a case for the left, so they pound the right.

uripre: Did you just encourage sanctions against your own country..? Isn’t it like .. treason?

rmill79: Really? That was not a bad comment at all. Was the Jewish Temple there first? If so, then any fair minded person would agree that the fact that location was conquered doesn’t change what the rightful structure should be. If there was no Jewish Temple there, then you need to check the authenticity of your history books. There was a Jewish Temple there and should find its way back to it’s rightful location!

Will the dome come down after seven Jeremy Gimpel videos are exposed?

US-Born Candidate ‘Caught’ Yearning for Rebuilding Temple

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

American-born Jeremy Gimpel, the No. 14 candidate on the Jewish Home list, has been “exposed” by a Friday night broadcast of Israel’s Channel 2 news that discovered a speech he carried before a Fellowship Church gathering in Winter Springs, Florida, Nov. 13, 2011. The broadcast clipped 1:12 minutes out of the hour plus video, in which Gimpel speaks hypothetically about putting down the cornerstone for the Third Temple, if, somehow, the Golden Dome mosque which is currently on the mount, were “blown up.”

Gimpel says on the tape that he can’t say “blown up” because he’s being recorded, but them says it anyway: “Imagine if the Golden Dome – I’m being recorded so I can’t say ‘blown up’ – but let’s say the Dome was blown up, right? And we laid the cornerstone of the Temple in Jerusalem.”

The gist of his words is not the removal of the mosque as much as the building of the Temple, which would generate enormous excitement among good Christians everywhere.

We’re enclosing both the minute with the quote and the entire tape, so you can decide for yourselves just how “subversive” Gimpel’s message is. If you ask, me, it’s a simple lesson in physics – if you wish to build one new temple, you will probably have to remove the one that’s standing there. As to the method of instituting this change – I’m open to suggestions.

Naftali Bennett, chairman of Jewish Home, told Israel TV that he is “proud” of Jeremy Gimpel just as he is proud of everyone on his list.

“The lecture was given to a Christian group as I was teaching about the Book of Ezra, a story that happened over 2,000 years ago,” Gimpel told Arutz Sheva Saturday night. “In order to make the story more lively I made a few jokes, and you clearly hear the audience laughing. This is a cheap political attack and I would urge anyone to watch the video in its entirety and decide for yourselves.”

Amnon Abramowitz, the Channel 2 News reporter who is one of the most vehement enemy of the National Religious camp, says he’s committed to exposing the Bennett list as a group of extremists. Except that, just as in the case of Netanyahu and the Likud campaign machine jumping on Bennett for his statement that he would never obey an order to remove a Jew from his home—resulting in a 2-seat boost for Bennett, I suspect that Jewish Home can only benefit from Gimpel’s year-old statement.

Some of us, you see, have been fearing that Bennett is not extreme enough on preserving Judea and Samaria and renewing Jewish services on Temple Mount.


Political Stars MK Danny Danon & Jeremy Gimpel – Likud? Jewish Home?

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

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Yishai is joined by MK Danny Danon of the Likud and Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel of the Bayit Yehudi parties. First, Yishai interviews MK Danon and the kick off discussing Danon’s thoughts on the leadership of Prime Minister of Benjamin Netanyahu and how he needs to ensure that a two-state solution does not happen. Danon moves on to give his alternate view of the concept of settlement and also talk about Danon’s harsh criticism of MK Haneen Zoabi for choosing to be a crewmember of an anti-Israeli flotilla. They end by discussing the changing relationship between Israel and the United States.

Following the interview with MK Danon, Yishai presents a recent interview with Knesset hopeful Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party. Gimpel discusses how his party is not only considered by many to be the up and coming party within the Knesset, especially among younger voters but also is the youngest party in regards to the age of the members running for office. Yishai and Gimpel end by talking about the need for a true Zionist party in Israel and why Bayit Yehudi is exactly that.

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Likud Anglo Calls on Jewish Home Anglos to Support Gimpel in Primaries

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

JERUSALEM, November 13, 2012—Likud Anglos Executive-Director and candidate for the Likud’s list Daniel Tauber called upon English-speaking members of Jewish Home to vote for Jeremy Gimpel, the “Anglo” candidate in today’s primary for the Jewish Home Party.

“We may be in different parties, but Jeremy Gimpel represents the English-speaking community in Israel and represents the selflessness and Zionism of the community in the political sphere,” Tauber said. “All Anglos who are members of the Jewish Home should make sure they turn up at the polling station and support Jeremy.”

Tauber said that sometimes “Anglo olim tend to believe that it is not their place to be too involved in Israeli politics, as if they are not sufficiently Israeli.”

However, he believed, that “as Jews, they have every right to have a say in the affairs of the State of Israel and their moral and political judgment is no less valid than anyone else’s. In fact, given the hardships that many must overcome so as to be able to live in Israel, their views are even more valuable.”

In an op-ed for the Jewish Press today, Tauber explained that as he was active in the Likud, he was initially was skeptical of Gimpel’s campaign in the Jewish Home, but came to respect it, and hopes Gimpel gets a realistic spot on the Jewish Home list.

It’s the Dreams, Stupid

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

A very large crowd of “Anglo” olim stood in line Wednesday night at Heןchal Shlomo, the Jewish Heritage Center in Jerusalem, to hear Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz speak about the Bayit Yehudi Party.

Bayit Yehudi literally means Jewish home, one that potential party leaders want to fill with religious ideology, but also with an open door that welcomes all types of Jews.

The entry hall had a lot of elderly couples and a few youngsters hovering around the rugelach table. The goal was to persuade attendees to sign up to vote as party members so they could participate in the upcoming primaries.

Ari and Jeremy are focusing on the English speaking community because they want the group to have more of a voice. Their communicative abilities were demonstrated on stage. Energetic and dynamic performers, they expressed their points clearly. Almost too clearly. It felt like the scenes were scripted.

The videos shown throughout the session mimicked the feeling. They were professionally put together and definitely entertaining, but seemed more fitting for a late-night talk show than a political gathering. One featured the two on Ben Yehuda Street, asking advice about running for the Knesset and the issues that are really in people’s minds.

It was humorous and a little frightening to see some of the ignorance out there. It’s clear that Ari and Jeremy have the passion for the position and the desire to connect with many more than those the Knesset does now, but I felt myself yearning for a little more reality in their message.

There’s no doubt that the two men can relate to an audience. You feel like you could talk to them as if they were your neighbors and you were both running out to pick up the paper. Despite this, it’s what they said that distanced me from them. Clichés were rampant. It felt staged.

“Every Israeli is an oleh,” and “If we’re in, then we’re all in,” were some of the phrases tossed to the audience. It’s not that I disagree with their message. I don’t think many right-minded Jews would disagree with the sentiment of Am Yisrael or Eretz Yisrael. But I felt infantilized. It wasn’t dialogue, it was just a show.

The presentation got more interesting when they brought out two of the candidates running for head of the party. Zevulun Orlev, Current MK and former party leader, couldn’t make the event, but Naftali Bennett, Benjamin Netanyahu’s former Chief of Staff and CEO and co-founder of a successful hi-tech company, and Minister Daniel Hershkowitz, current party leader and Minister of Science and Technology, were there to answer questions from Ari and Jeremy.

The two candidates come from very different backgrounds, but both connected on main ideals.

Bennett focused on the vision. “The vision is a nation based not on only on Herzl, but on the Torah,” he said.

Hershkowitz agreed: “Without Torah, there are no Jewish people, and without avodah (labor), there are no Jewish people,” he said.

Despite the fact that they’re running against each other, Hershkowitz’s final message was that he thinks they would make a wonderful team in leading Bayit Yehudi.

The idea was that members of the audience, with the future leader, and with Ari and Jeremy, could make a difference.

“We’re here because we made Aliyah,” Jeremy said. “Now we have to keep making Aliyah.”

The night left me with a sudden urge to hold hands with some friends and sing songs by a campfire. Zionism is important, and maybe one day, ten or twenty years from now, the number of Jews in Israel will increase tremendously. Still, the presentation’s lack of a sense of reality made it seem more like a fantasy then a possibility.

I hope that the party succeeds, but in order to do so, they may need a more widespread approach injected with a little more realism.

Bennett said, “Let’s turn the state of the Jews into the Jewish state.” It’s been a wish of many for nearly a century. Maybe I’ll see the dream become reality in my lifetime.

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