|(Benedict XVI praying like a Jew at the Wailing Wall while under the supervision of two rabbis.)|
A few things about the Kotel which the dear reader may or may not be familiar with. The Western Wall we are told by the rabbis is the only vestige which remains from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. They also tell their followers that God's blessing and bounties emanate from this spot as it is near one of the gates to heaven. Hence, by having your prayer placed on paper in the wall, the prayer will reach God in heaven. In the 20th century, the rabbis started a lucrative racket of charging fees for having a rabbi act as a surrogate for you, by writing a note and placing it in the mystic stones of the Kotel. One much recommended practice is by having this done for 40 consecutive days which will result in finding a husband or wife. Ka-ching for the rabbis!
Now onto the facts concerning the Western Wall. According to Rabbi Yehoram Mazor, in a 24 September 1999 article from Ha'aretz, Rabbis question relevance of Western Wall,
"The Western Wall is merely one of the four supporting walls built by King Herod when he enlarged the Temple Mount. All four of these walls are still standing, and at different times each of them has been a place of Jewish worship.
"The Western Wall only achieved its current status during the Ottoman period, for the simple reason that it was the wall closest to the Jewish Quarter.
"It has no religious connection to the Temple, the remains of which are buried beneath the Mosque of Omar [the Dome of the Rock]."
English historian Simon Goldhill says of it on pages 4 & 7 in his book, The Temple of Jerusalem,
"The wall actually had no religious significance at all in Herod's time: where people now pray was no more than a road at the bottom of the wall which held up the platform on which the Temple stood. It was a functional solution to the architectural problem of the platform, and not part of the Temple itself."
Again referring back to the article from Ha'aretz, Rabbis question relevance of Western Wall,
Among those who have set out to discredit Mazor's claims is Rabbi Regev, director of IRAC (Israel Religious Action Committee), the public affairs and legal arm of the movement, which has represented various religious groups before the High Court regarding the right of all Jews to pray at the site as they wish, including the holding of egalitarian services.
Regev believes that the historical facts surrounding the origins of the Wall are immaterial to the site's significance. "Religion belongs as much to the sphere of emotion as it does to logic. The overriding historical fact is that the Western Wall occupies a vitally important place in Jewish consciousness, and that is what is relevant. Once a site is so powerfully imprinted on collective consciousness, it matters not a whit whether its authenticity is based on cold irrefutable facts. Almost every Jew who comes to Israel considers a visit to the Wall the high point of their trip."
So dear reader you see, it is all made up by the rabbis. It is a fantasy land for those shackled by the rules of talmudic judaism. Speaking of rules, at the Kotel, the men and women are kept apart by a wall! What happneded to the liberal Jewish doctrine of equality? Well, this is nothing compared to what the Talmud has to say about the inferiority of women. Guess some people are more equal than others.
Now onto Benedict XVI's and John Paul II's groveling at the Kotel. John Paul II set the precedent on 26 March 2000 by being the first to visit the Western Wall and place a prayer there. As Benedict XVI continued this sacrilegious and apostate practice, on 12 May 2009, nothing less is expected from Francis. There was much hemming and hawing by the Talmudists before John Paul II and Benedict XVI were allowed to go to the Wailing Wall and place their prayers in the magic stones. Expect the same behavior towards Francis. Remember dear reader, Francis will be following modern day Jewish religious rituals in this physical act.
The excellent website, Tradition In Action, has more to say about the latest of these transgressions against God, in their entry, Benedict defying God's wrath at the Wailing Wall,
As one recalls, the Temple was destroyed as part of the punishment for the crime of Deicide perpetrated by the the Jews - the high priests, scribes and Pharisees together with the people, who asked that the Blood of Jesus Christ, Son of God, fall over them and their offspring - as reported in the Gospels.
After the destruction of the Temple by Titus in the year 70 A.C., one attempt was made by Emperor Julian the Apostate to rebuild that edifice. He meant to destroy the belief that the chastisement was due to the Death of Our Lord. His initiative was prevented by earthquakes and balls of fire falling from the sky that destroyed what had been made and frightened the workers. Julian died in June of 363 during that attempt to rebuild the Temple. Confessing his failure in his struggle against Jesus Christ, he cried out while dying: "Thou hast won, O Galilean!"
After that, no one ever tried to rebuild that cursed edifice.
Benedict XVI, like John Paul II before him, defied the wrath of God when he went to "pray" in that place - purposely ignoring the punishment of God it represents.
In the prayer he wrote, the Pope depicts himself neither as a representative of Jesus Christ, whose Name he did not mention, nor as the Sovereign Pontiff of the Catholic Church, but rather as a self-appointed ambassador of "all who call upon God's name." Ignoring the Passion of Our Lord which He suffered in that very City of Jerusalem, Benedict XVI addressed the "God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob," supposedly the same God of Catholics, Jews and Muslims.
|(A jew davening or copulating with the Shekinah.)|
Rabbi Isaac ben Solomon Luria Ashkenazi (aka Ha'ARI) was a 16th century Kabbalistic rabbi who claimed to have conversations with Elias (Elijah) from the Old Testament. Many of his teachings went against and were contrary to earlier rabbinical teachings. We are digressing. The reason Jews pray at the Western Wall is because Rabbi Luria told his followers that this site, which Christians were using at the time as a dump, was where the Temple had been located. The reasoning Rabbi Luria gave behind this, is the Christians are the enemies of the Jews so they are defiling a jewish holy place. He further told them the Shekinah emanates from the wall. For those who don't know about Judaism, the Shekinah is the female aspect of God. It suffices to say when God was in his original form he was a hermaphrodite and it is the Jews responsibility to reunite the Shekinah with the masculine Godhead the details of this are laid out in the Zohar a kabbalistic book. When at the wall the Talmudists daven. Davening is a ritualistic form of chasidic jewish prayer which involves using the whole body. If you have seen a Jew rocking back and forth you dear reader have seen one davening. Rabbi Luria and later Hasidic Kabbalists taught in proper davening one is copulating with the Shekinah. Sounds like a sex cult to us at Call Me Jorge...
Rabbi Skorka who will accompany Francis on his trip said, “I dream of embracing him at the Kotel, or Wailing Wall." Elsewhere he has shared that he and Francis have a dream “to pray together” at the Wailing Wall. Since Francis loves novelty, as well as understands the minutiae of the man-made Talmudic religion we wonder if when at the Kotel will he pray in the manner proscribed for the Jews?
|(Will Francis daven when at the Kotel?)|
- Some pictures -
|(John Paul II reading his prayer at the wall.)|
|(John Paul II placing his prayer in the mystic stones.)|
|(Text of John Paul II's prayer.)|
|(This act by John Paul II even made the cover of a book.)|
|(Benedict XVI putting his prayer in the mystical stones.)|
|(Benedict XVI's prayer shown after being pulled out.)|
|(Text of Benedict XVI's prayer.)|
|(Look, it's African workers cleaning the wall.)|
|(Arabs picking up 'prayers' at wall and placing them in trash.)|
|(Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch overseeing his African help at the wall.)|
|(Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch overseeing his Arabic help at the wall.)|
|(Cover of The Temple of Jerusalem by Simon Goldhill.)|
|(Title page of The Temple of Jerusalem.)|
|(Page 4 of The Temple of Jerusalem.)|
|(Page 7 of The Temple of Jerusalem.)|