Posted by Bill Levinson
Is there supposed to be some link Bill?
Okay, thanks, I can see it now. Cheers.
Wow!!! Great stuff. Thanks Bill.
Nice photography but the narrative is for Christian Tourists not Jews. What you are promoting is Christianity and some Muslim Myths but little connection to Jews past or present.
This film was highly criticized by many Jewish critics when it first was aired.
If anyone wishes to view something with a Jewish connection to Jerusalem watch this:
In-Depth Exploration of The City of David in Jerusalem
Yeah. I can see your point. I winced a bit at just expecting to see beautiful shots of Jerusalem, which we got. But at some of the narrative
I agree, all they showed was avoda zara (alien idol worship)instead of Israel’s Jewish heritage while showing Mazada as a Jewish relic. Israel’s Jewishness is alive and well.
Was jesus the Jew given a Jewish burial in the center of Jewish Jerusalem? (not).
When you look at the church of the holy sepulchre in an aerial view, you see that it is located just a few hundred yards west of the Temple Mount, in the heart of the Old City.
Christians insist that jesus the Jew was buried there, and used to kill any Jew who claimed otherwise.
The problem is, it’s both impossible and nonsensical. In jesus’ time, Jerusalem was under Roman civil rule, but Jewish religious law, and Jewish religious law forbids any cemeteries to be located so close to the western wall of the Temple Mount, in the middle of the city, as they cause ritual impurity, which prevents entry into the Temple. (The obvious Jewish cemeteries to the east of the Temple (Kidron valley and the Mount of Olives had bypass routes, and no one lived there).
So how did this christian fairy tale arise? Jesus died around 30 CE, when the Jewish city of Jerusalem was at its height, and at its greatest size until modern times.
The Jews then fought two deadly wars with the pagan Greco-Romans. In 70 CE, Jewish Jerusalem was largely destroyed. And in 135, as a response to the Second Rebellion, it was razed to the ground. The homosexual pagan Greco-Roman emperor hadrian passionately hated the Jews. He erased the names Jerusalem and Judea. He rebuilt Jewish Jerusalem as a small pagan Greco-Roman garrison town (aelia). Its main road ran north to south, starting at the Damascus Gate, running parallel and to the west of the western wall of the Temple Mount.
In the center of town he built a large town square, with a large pagan Temple of Venus on one side. He forbad all circumscribed persons from entering the town. This included all Jews, of course, but also whatever remained of the original Jewish followers of jesus (who soon disappeared).
Jerusalem (now renamed aelia) remained a pagan Greco-Roman for the next two hundred years, free of both Jews and Jewish christians. Then, the Greco-Roman pagans in what is now Turkey converted from paganism to christianity, which they said was the “new” and “true” form of Judaism, with jesus elevated to the status of a man-god who was incorporated into a three-in-one godhead.
They then took Jerusalem over from the pagans, and “christianized” it. With no knowledge or interest in Jewish law, they insisted the pagans had built their temple of venus over the original burial site of jesus, and replaced the temple of venus with the church of the holy sepulchre.
(I find it fascinating to look at christianity from a Jewish viewpoint. It is so obvious that christianity was derived from Greco-roman paganism, with no relation to Judaism, but that the christians simply killed anyone who said so, until finally their big lie came to be accepted as true.)
@ Samuel Fistel:
Was jesus the Jew given a Jewish burial in the center of Jewish Jerusalem?
This is the sort of question Ted does not want discussed on Israpundit.
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