“And in this mountain will Hashem of hosts make unto all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.” Isaiah 25:6 (The Israel Bible™)
Illustrative: vineyard. (Shutterstock.com)
Last week, 30 bottles of wine were delivered to the nascent Sanhedrin, setting in place one more necessary element for the Temple service – and one which is specifically mentioned in prophecy as a precursor to the Messiah.
Grapes are one of the seven species in which Israel is especially blessed.
A land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey. Deuteronomy 8:8
But the fruit has more biblical significance than many realize. The return of grapes to Israel, notably absent during Islamic rule, when alcohol was prohibited, is prophesied by Micah to herald the coming of the Messiah.
But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree; and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of Hashem of hosts hath spoken. Micah 4:4
Wine is also integral to the Temple service. Though it is forbidden for priests to drink wine in the Temple, a wine libation was offered in the Temple every morning as part of the daily service. A quarter hin (approximately one quart) of wine was poured on the altar.
In preparation for the Third Temple, Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin, set out to find wine that is kosher for use in the Temple. Wine has special status in Judaism, as it is required for the Sabbath, holidays like Passover, and rituals like weddings and circumcisions. The requirements for wine to be considered kosher for everyday consumption are more stringent than for any food. The process, from crushing the grapes until bottling, must be performed entirely by Sabbath-observant Jews. The wine industry in Israel is flourishing, with hundreds of wineries producing over ten million bottles annually. But producing wine holy enough for the Temple has its own stringencies, and the vintage Rabbi Weiss sought could not be found in any store.
First, Rabbi Weiss had to find a suitable vineyard. Normally, grape vines are grown above the ground, on wires suspended between frames. Grapes for use in Temple wine must be grown directly on the ground, a method not often used nowadays.
But then Rabbi Weiss heard of a such a vineyard belonging to a pre-army high school in Yatir, south of Hebron. Moshe Hagger, the school’s principal, worked professionally in a winery before entering education and the high school keeps a vineyard for educational purposes.
“The vineyard is organic, though this is for idealistic reasons and not due to Temple requirements,” Hagger explained to Breaking Israel News. “No machines are used when we harvest the grapes or make the wine. The students stomp the grapes
with their feet. We don’t add any other elements or chemicals in the process. Fermentation is caused by the naturally occurring yeast on the skin of the grapes.”
The modern state of Israel has led to the return of many of the Torah commandments connected with agriculture. During the shmittah (sabbatical) year, it is forbidden to work the land in any way. Some farmers rely on a loophole called Heter Mechirah, in which the land is symbolically sold to a non-Jew.
“In the shmittah year, we don’t harvest,” Hagger said. “I don’t think we should sell the land for even one moment, even if it is a symbolic sale.”
The small vineyard produced 60 bottles, 30 of which were acquired by Rabbi Weiss for the Sanhedrin. Rabbi Weiss opened one bottle and was amazed at the quality of the wine.
“I had hoped the wine would be exceptional. Not only was wine an essential part of the Temple service, but ancient Israel was known for producing the best wine,” said Rabbi Weiss.
Archeological evidence shows that wine was produced throughout ancient Israel. Ancient stone wine-presses are found all over
the country, proof that wine was made in Israel thousands of years before it arrived in Europe.
Last week, a special tithing observance, known as trumot u’maasrot, was held at the Psagot Winery in the Jerusalem Hills. Attended by rabbis and management of the highest kosher supervision, known as B’datz, thousands of liters of quality wine were spilled out. When the Temple is rebuilt, these tithes, along with other agricultural tithes, will be brought to the Temple.
Rabbi Weiss believes that the rebirth of Israel’s wine industry is a sign of Messianic times.
“The quality of Israeli wine, absent from the world for so long, is clearly proof of the relationship between the Jewish people and the land,” Rabbi Weiss told Breaking Israel News. “The pinnacle of that relationship is when the Jews bring the bounty of the land, like wine, to the Temple.”
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After 52 years, Dorothy Kilgallen’s “suicide”, Marilyn Monroe style is getting attention in the MSM. Why? If you believed in conspiracies you might be inclined to think that if Trump is assassinated, and journalists get too close, they might end of being “suicided”. Here is her story and why this important today, but you would have to be a conspiracy theorist to believe this.
Put your tin foil hat on and ask yourself why is the media suddenly interested in an old homicide case that is likely connected to the JFK assassination and the case happened over 50 years ago? What are they trying to tell us?.
It isn’t just that Donald Trump routinely thumbs his nose at the establishment, insults media figures he sees as unfair and bucks conventional wisdom.
It is that President-elect Trump is defying the will of the deep state, military industrial complex base of ultimate power in the United States. That is why he is treading dangerous waters, and risks the fate of JFK.
I have stated numerous times on this blog that JFK was assassinated by a shadow government and that this nefarious, and seemingly invisible entity continues to control the USA from behind the scenes.
Think about this. Obama promised to bring our troops back from Afghanistan. This was one of his campaign promises in 2008. Did that happen? No.
He also promised to close “gizmo.” Did that happen? Of course not.
The 2016 election was always supposed to be between the house of Bush and the house of Clinton.
Trump was and is the spoiler. He was, at first, a humorous addition to our election cycle. Pundits dismissed him and thought he would drop out after a few weeks. There has been no greater miscalculation in modern politics!
Trump is pointing to the CIA and our intelligence agencies as being corrupt and ineffective. Here’s a tweet:
“.@FoxNews ‘Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand.’ Oh really, couldn’t do…much worse – just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of Russian nukes. Not good! Was this the leaker of Fake News?” he wrote.
Trump has threatened to drain the swamp and part of that swamp may be CIA and the black-budget that they operate on, with no accountability. JFK threatened to shatter the CIA in a thousand pieces and look where that got him.
Where did the so-called golden shower story originate from and why was it leaked before Trump could be sworn in? Why did the Russian hacking story get the coverage it did after the election?
The powers-that-be, the Shadow Government realizes that their entire existence could be threatened by a Trump presidency.
Below is a link to an interview with Lyn Leahz and Pastor Paul Bagley. I’ve known about the “spooks” going after Paul and threatening him, but now Russ Dizdar, Gary Stearman and yours truly, have apparently been added to list.
1963 magic bullet.
2001 magic buildings.
2008 magic birth certificate.
As Chuck Missler stated: We live in a managed agenda. Trump has upset the status quo…