Jews observe "Tisha B'Av" starting Sundown
July 31 through Sundown August 1.
B'Av ... "the Ninth of Av,") is an annual
fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha)
of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The
fast commemorates the destruction of both the
First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, which
occurred about 655 years apart, but on the same
Hebrew calendar date." (Jewish
is the most solemn event on Israel's calendar
every year and it is remarkable how many disasters
have befallen the Jews on that date throughout
"... 'the ninth
of Av' is an annual fast day in Judaism which
commemorates the anniversary of a number of disasters
in Jewish history, primarily the destruction of
both the First Temple by the Babylonians and the
Second Temple by the Romans in Jerusalem. Tisha
B'Av is regarded as the saddest day in the Jewish
calendar and it is thus believed to be a day which
is destined for tragedy."
to the Mishnah (Taanit 4:6), five specific events
occurred on the ninth of Av that warrant fasting:
A. The Twelve Spies
sent by Moses to observe the land of Canaan returned
from their mission. Only two of the spies, Joshua
and Caleb, brought a positive report, while the
others spoke disparagingly about the land. The
majority report caused the Children of Israel
to cry, panic and despair of ever entering the
"Promised Land". For this, they were
punished by God that their generation would not
enter the land. Because of the Israelites' lack
of faith, God decreed that for all generations
this date would become a day of crying and misfortune
for their descendants. (See Numbers 13; Numbers
B. The First Temple
built by King Solomon and the Kingdom of Judah
destroyed by the Babylonians led by Nebuchadnezzar
in 587 BCE (Anno Mundi [AM] 3175) after a two-year
C. The Second Temple
built by Ezra and Nehemiah was destroyed by the
Romans in August 70 CE (AM 3830), scattering the
people of Judea and commencing the Jewish exile
from the Holy Land
D. The Romans subsequently
crushed Bar Kokhba's revolt and destroyed the
city of Betar, killing over 500,000 Jewish civilians
(approximately 580,000) on August 4, 135 CE (Av
9, AM 3895).
E. Following the
Bar Kokhba revolt, Roman commander Turnus Rufus
plowed the site of the Temple in Jerusalem and
the surrounding area, in 135 CE.
Even more startling
is a long list of historical disasters which have
befallen the Jews on "Tisha
A. The First Crusade
officially commenced on August 15, 1096 (Av 24,
AM 4856), killing 10,000 Jews in its first month
and destroying Jewish communities in France and
B. The Jews were expelled from England on July
18, 1290 (Av 9, AM 5050).
C. The Jews were expelled from France on July
22, 1306 (Av 10, AM 5066).
D. The Jews were expelled from Spain on July 31,
1492 (Av 7, AM 5252).
E. Germany entered World War I on August 1–2,
1914 (Av 9–10, AM 5674), which caused massive
upheaval in European Jewry and whose aftermath
led to the Holocaust.
F. On August 2, 1941 (Av 9, AM 5701), SS commander
Heinrich Himmler formally received approval from
the Nazi Party for "The Final Solution."
As a result, the Holocaust began during which
almost one third of the world's Jewish population
G. On July 23, 1942 (Av 9, AM 5702), began the
mass deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto,
en route to Treblinka.
Most religious communities
use Tisha B'Av to mourn the 6,000,000 Jews who
perished in the Holocaust, including special kinnot
composed for this purpose (Wikipedia)
As the Jews observe
their annual day of tragedy, we can only look
at the boiling cauldron over Israel right now,
and contemplate the prophetic tragedies about
to befall Israel. Christians should always "pray
for the peace of Jerusalem" and to pray that
prophecies of the End Times shall be fulfilled
to the letter, for the glory of Jesus Christ!
On Friday, July 28, North Korea launched a second
ICBM test in a month.
NEWS BRIEF: "North
Korea launches ICBM toward Japan for 2nd time
this month", USA
Today, July 28, 2017
"For the second
time this month, North Korea launched an intercontinental
ballistic missile Friday, sending the projectile
600 miles into the Sea of Japan. The Pentagon
said in a statement that the missile, which was
determined to be an ICBM, was launched from Mupyong-ni
in North Korea's Chagang province and never posed
a threat to North America."
"In a later
statement, the Pentagon said Gen. Joseph Dunford,
Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and
Adm. Harry Harris, commander, U.S. Pacific Command,
called Gen. Lee Sun Jin, chairman of the South
Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, and "expressed
the ironclad commitment to the U.S.-Republic of
said the three leaders "also discussed military
One American general
said that, America would 'respond with rapid,
lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place
of our choosing', (General) O'Shaughnessy said."
propaganda flooded the Internet and News Airwaves:
North Korean nuclear strike on Los Angeles is
"Millions Could Die" read
the somber, forbidden, question is breached, "Is
A North Korea War Coming?"
Reactions were startling:
Trump issued a very strong condemnation, followed
by a long twitter lapse, leading some to wonder
if he was about to announce military operations
against North Korea.
test launch today of another intercontinental
ballistic missile — the second such test
in less than a month — is only the latest
reckless and dangerous action by the North Korean
regime ... The United States condemns this test
and rejects the regime's claim that these tests
— and these weapons — ensure North
Korea's security. In reality, they have the opposite
States will take all necessary steps to ensure
the security of the American homeland and protect
our allies in the region."
Ambassador Nikki Haley issued a solemn statement
that "time for patience" with North
Korea had run out.
NEWS BRIEF: "US
Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley: No point
in talking about North Korea any longer",
Israel National News, 7/31/2017
to the United Nations Nikki Haley is "done
talking about North Korea" after the rogue
nuclear state launched its second intercontinental
ballistic missile on Friday. On
Sunday, Haley tweeted that she is 'done talking
about North Korea. China is aware they must act.
Japan and South Korea must increase pressure.
Not only a US problem. It will require an international
When a Trump Cabinet
official says the "time for talking is over",
that official is stating that the "time for
action is here". And, that is a profoundly
B-1 Nuclear-Capable Bombers, escorted by South
Korean fighter planes, conducted a bombing fly-over
across the Korean Peninsula.
Air Force unleashes supersonic bombers in ‘North
Korea nuke drill’ as it’s claimed
Donald Trump is ‘poised to launch military
strike’ against the rogue state",
ABC10 TV News, July
KOREA (AP) - The United States flew two supersonic
bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in
a show of force against North Korea following
the country's latest intercontinental ballistic
missile test. The U.S. also said it conducted
a successful test of a missile defense system
located in Alaska."
"The B-1 bombers
were escorted by South Korean fighter jets as
they performed a low-pass over an air base near
the South Korean capital of Seoul before returning
to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam ... the mission
was a response to North Korea's two ICBM tests
this month. Analysts say flight data from the
North's second test, conducted Friday night, showed
that a broader part of the mainland United States,
including Los Angeles and Chicago, is now in range
of Pyongyang's weapons."
Sec/State Rex Tillerson issued a statement blaming
China AND Russia for this impasse with North Korea.
Russia responsible for North Korea threat:
Sec/State Rex Tillerson", The
Times of Israel, July 29, 2017
" China and
Russia bear 'unique and special responsibility'
for the growing threat posed by North Korea, US
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Saturday
following Pyongyang’s latest intercontinental
ballistic missile test."
staged high-profile naval exercises just off the
stages high-profile naval drill off Korean peninsula:
"Just days ahead of the PLA’s 90th
China Morning Post, 27 July 2017
"China is flexing
its military muscle in a high-profile naval exercise
in the Yellow Sea, off the western coast of the
Korean peninsula, days ahead of the PLA’s
90th anniversary ... but analysts say it is also
aimed at demonstrating China’s resolve amid
heightened tensions over North Korea’s nuclear
China even joined
the chorus of complaints about President Trump
and his handling of this entire fiasco, after
Trump criticized them.
NEWS BRIEF: "Trump
rips China after North Korea missile test",
CNN News, July 30, 2017
"A day after
North Korea tested a ballistic missile that it
claims can reach all of the United States, US
President Donald Trump ripped China for not reining
in Kim Jong Un and his missile program.
" 'I am very
disappointed in China', Trump wrote in a pair
of Twitter posts. '...they do NOTHING for us with
North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow
this to continue. China could easily solve this
immediately and in at least as negative a tone
as Trump showed.
NEWS BRIEF: "China
to Trump: Don't blame us for North Korea, trade
issues", USA Today, July 31,
back Monday at a Twitter rant from President Trump
over trade and the North Korea crisis, saying
the two issues should not be linked and the U.S.
is to blame for Pyongyang's military buildup.
"We think the
North Korea nuclear issue and China-U.S. trade
... are in two completely different domains,"
Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming said
at a news conference in Beijing. "They aren't
related. They should not be discussed together."
Russia got into the international diplomatic confrontation
act with America.
ordered the withdrawal of 755 American diplomats.
President Putin Is Expelling 755 U.S. Diplomats
", Yahoo News, July 30, 2017
- President Vladimir Putin said 755 US diplomats
must leave Russia and warned ties with Washington
could be gridlocked for a long time, in a move
Sunday that followed tough new American sanctions
... Putin added that an upturn in Russia's relations
with Washington could not be expected 'any time
I know that Putin
took this action in response to the U.S. Senate
passing new sanctions over the supposed -- never
proven -- Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential
Elections and Russia's annexation of Crimea in
But, I believe also
that this action deliberately places Russia at
loggerheads with America at the very moment the
scripted Korean nuclear confrontation is unfolding
in the news. We have always stated that, for the
Korean nuclear confrontation to rise to such a
level as to threaten all mankind, Russia and China
have to slip in behind North Korea to set up a
is now engaged in a diplomatic row with the United
China is hinting
ever so slightly that she might join North Korea
in any military action.
If this line-up
becomes a firm reality, the United States might
find herself in another military confrontation
with Russia and China that would make the 1962
Cuban Missile Crisis seem like a Sunday afternoon
walk in Central Park.
To reiterate the
wording of the Plan for Korea toward the end of
the period prior to the staged appearance of the
Masonic "New David" Messiah:
script is now written ... A hair-raising nuclear
confrontation in Korea may ... threaten man's
very survival." (Peter Lemesurier, 'The Armageddon
Script", p. 223, 1981)
And, the entire
World War III scenario will unfurl just as we
predicted in the DVD shown above, "World
War III: History's Greatest Lynchpin Event"!
proclaimed that control over Islam's Holy Sites
should be yanked from Saudi Arabia's control!
Arabia says that calls for internationalization
of holy sites 'a declaration of war',
" Yahoo News, July
- Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called what
he said was Qatar's demand for an internationalization
of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of
war against the kingdom ... 'Qatar's demands to
internationalize the holy sites is aggressive
and a declaration of war against the kingdom',
Adel al-Jubeir was quoted saying on Al Arabiya's
This would be the
most radical change in an entire region of the
world in over 100 years! The picture of this new
of the Middle East" is pictured below,
and was first published in the the 'American Armed
Forces Journal' in their June, 2006, issue.
This supposed American
ally suffers grievous loss of territory according
to President Bush's new map. She gives up land
on all parts of her current border.