The springs ran below and you can the pools still today if you take the archeological tour under the wall. Also below are the stone streets where people walked as they passed by vendors stalls in ancient Jerusalem and you can see where the stone streets stop at the time (carbon dating) the Romans came and razed Jerusalem.
 April 24, 2016 at 8:56pm
The Chief Sephardic Rabbi said “This is a desecration of G-d’s name…” In Judaism, G-d has many names, one of which is the Shekhina, which connotes the Divine Feminine aspect of G-d. How can a female engaged in the same prayers as a man, with the same heart-centered intention to honor G-d, desecrate G-d’s name? Very fuzzy logic and looks a lot like control not faith on the part of the hierarchy.
The mitzvot regarding laying tefillin were given to the SONS of Israel, not to the DAUGHTERS of Israel. The mitzvah regarding Birkat Kohanim was given to the SONS of Aaron only. What you're doing is using "fuzzy logic" in order to twist the mitzvot into what YOU want them to be, not what G-D intended. This is chillul HaShem.
 September 11, 2014 at 9:31pm
My 21-year-old daughter is a Lone Soldier combat volunteer from the U.S. in the IDF. She is stationed near Gaza. I just returned from two weeks in Israel where I was able to hug her and spend precious time with her for the first time in almost a year. I know I speak for her and her fellow soldiers when I say “Thank You” to Mercury One for its dedication and appreciation for the heroic job these young men and women are performing.
The Nazis had nothing on what environmentalism as a religion has done, and is doing, to fuel the arrogance of those administering the Federal Government. And if you think the analogy is inappropriate or extreme, read this. http://abovethefraypodcast.com/nevada-rancher-nazis/
First, I wonder if that mother also tells her son that the flame on the stove top is a hand warmer?
Secondly, given the abundance of sharks and infrequency of attacks, I’d say sharks are remarkably tolerant and gracious given our human propensity to frolic in their habitat uninvited with a disregard for polluting it.
December 21, 2013 at 9:06am
I couldn’t get past the line in the article that said “the 5 million people who lost their health insurance as a result of Obamacare will get a hardship exemption…” There it is in one sentence. The goal of this shameful President is to make everyone a “hardship” by putting everyone on the government dole in some form or another. Americans have gone from being trail-blazing, independent thinking, charitable individuals to dependent sheep in 6 years. Fundamental transformation? More like mental deterioration. What has happened to us. This President is a bad guy who has repeatedly violated the Constitution. Why are we silent? It is our responsibility now to save the United States. We must take action. We the People. Congress is complicit and therefore useless. I think the Fifth Amendment process of State Constitutional conventions is a viable way to use the very Constitution he ignores to to end run this disaster.
December 15, 2013 at 4:41pm
Yes, there are coverups. Yes, some (too many) of the people in our government and the private sector are complicit and duplicitous in these schemes. But honestly, reading some of the posts here is an exercise in crazy.
November 10, 2013 at 11:32am
Does it not occur to you that the God you promote, Jesus Christ, would be appalled at the hate you spew? You spread very bad P.R. for your deity. Oh, and by the way, better sit down before you read this. He was a Jew.
October 26, 2013 at 12:06pm
As a survivor of attempted suicide decades ago, I speak inspirationally on depression, bullying and suicide. I can tell you that people who want to give up or who feel helpless have simply misplaced “hope.” Once hope returns, the impossible no longer seems real and empowerment returns. What the response from ChiveOn did for this young woman was to restore hope. If only each of us would reach out to individuals in our own lives who are struggling and reignite their hope. It doesn’t always take a grand gesture. Sometimes its an encouraging word or simply empathy for what another is going through.
August 5, 2013 at 12:57pm
The love, courage and determination of a mother. Unstoppable!
July 27, 2013 at 7:06pm
I always thought Diane Lane to be an under-used actress. That ends here. Now, she’s just plain being used. I realize its a career decision for her, and perhaps she feels its a great role and opportunity to grow as an actress, but its going to forever ruin for me “Under The Tuscan Sun” and “Must Love Dogs”! Its surreal, like Jane Fonda playing Nancy Reagan. What ARE these people thinking?
July 24, 2013 at 4:41pm
Most people choose a spouse based upon unspoken agreements to fulfill each others deficiencies. Never a good way to start a relationship. Few choose out of love and for the right reasons. Therefore, what winds up happening is often some version of what you see in the video. If you look and listen closely, they are both immature and bring their own issues to their combustible relationship. She’s not the only problem here. They each make an equal contribution. Let’s hope that the pain of their experience causes them both to now work on themselves, enabling them to make healthier choices in the future. And let’s hope two divorce lawyers (I am a former on myself) don’t flame the fire between them and turn the divorce of a short-term marriage into another conflagration.
July 23, 2013 at 8:13pm
The lack of veracity that can be discerned in Weiner’s mea culpa is this: The ego that propelled him to seek Congressional office, sext nude photos to strange women, lie to his wife and constituents could not possibly have seen the error of its ways when his very next act upon being “cured” is to run for Mayor of the largest city in the United States. Does that sound to you like an ego in check or a man without a shred of humility, not to mention a conscience?
July 23, 2013 at 1:45pm
I’m a former Divorce lawyer. I can tell you with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY that while she is out of control…he is a passive/aggressive, manipulating and emotionally abusive husband who likes to push her to the edge so he can appear the “nice, normal, innocent guy.” Shame on ANYONE who judges her out of context.
July 12, 2013 at 9:10am
Succinctly said and well said. Its applies to many judges also. Bad lawyers who move on and bring an “attitude” with them.
June 30, 2013 at 9:15am
Careful, Janet. You paint with a broad brush. While there may be some truth to the statement that Semitic people are passionate and emotional in how they live their lives… “warlike” can hardly be attributed to the Jewish people inhabiting modern day Israel. Defending oneself against aggression and admitted extermination does not qualify as “warlike.” So, while its no stretch at all to describe Islamists (or even most Arab nations) in that manner based upon behavior, lumping Israel into the category is not, hopefully, a reflection of bigotry but rather an indication of of your limited or uninformed world view.
May 9, 2013 at 10:13pm
Why isn’t Dr. Ben Carson in your poll? Isn’t he an obvious choice?
April 22, 2013 at 1:22pm
If he’s been designated a U.S. Citizen by the Federal government then they better have read him his Miranda warning expeditiously after citing the “Public Safety” exception or some defense lawyer is going to seek to parlay that into a procedural error. This observation from a former lawyer.
@GOLD - Thanks for your professional opinion. It is refreshing after reading so many "out there" conspiracy theories. I look forward to hearing more posts from you as these stories unfold.
Do you know what is supposed to happen next? (I realize that supposed to and what will happen may not necessarily be the same.)
As a matter of principle they should Mirandize, because the public safety excuse is a little thin in this case, but in terms of obtaining a conviction, as long as they have enough physical evidence that they don’t need to rely on a confession, it will make no practical difference.