Have you ever wanted to do something special that would bring joy and tears of happiness to tens of thousands of people around our lives? We think that we are so alone, but it only takes a spark to make the Divine Light glow around the world and that comes from divesting and humbling our lives and become a fulcrum or a vortex for HaShem to reveal Himself within our lives. Then listen to this amazing Shabbat that was shared by Jews around the world on the Shabbat on October 24-25, 2014.
It was in late 2013, the Chief Rabbi of South Africa Warren Goldstein came upon an idea. It wasn’t his idea, but one planted within his fertile mind by the Almighty One of Israel. As in his mind it was revealed, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful for most of the South African Jews to keep one Shabbat together, in the public for all to see and behold?”
This was the beginning, and the root began to grow for in October, 2013, over two-thirds of the 75,000 South African Jews, a large portion who had never observed a single Shabbat (Seventh-day Sabbath) came out by the thousands under the slogan of “Keeping it Together.” Sectors of cities all across Australia hosted Shabbat services as Dinners were hosted indoors and outdoors, plus synagogue attendance, later quiet moments with the families and at the end a wonderful Havdalah concert for all attendees to enjoy, Jews, Jewish non-observant Jews and Gentiles alike.
The Great Challah Bake celebrating the Shabbos around the world.
It did not stop. By October 24-25, 2014, it had already gone global. Over 460 cities in 36 countries banded together in spirit with the 2014 “Shabbos Project” on Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, when Jewish synagogues were reading the Parashat Noach. All week the Challah baking started with thousands of women participating. Invitations were sent to the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox synagogues. Listen to the following video presentations shared the excitement that was being shared globally
Was this just another great global idea created by humankind that went viral and then disappeared? Think again, and this time “think out of your little box.” Consider that the year of 2014 was the same year that heralded the two great Blood Moons that were divinely appointed to occur each one on a Jewish sacred holiday; Pesach and Succot.
Houston Texas woman observe as Rochel Lazaroff portions out challah dough for a practice run, for the International Shabbos Project along with committee volunteers Faigy Vidal, Bashie Kellerman, Elisheva Levitt, Michelle Rosenberg and Vicky Richker.
In the meantime, the largest challah bake was in preparation in the city of Houston, Texas’ history. It represented every spectrum of Jewish life. Chaired by Rochel Lazaroff, over 500 Jewish women and young adult volunteers banded together to bake challah for the thousands expected in attendance at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. As they joined forces together, they represented the represented ‘singularly’ the largest message of Jewish unity, ever, in Texas history. Yet, inside they understood a Divine imperative; “a Jewish community that can bake bread together, can break bread together.”
According to Vicky Richker, one of the challah baking committee members who was transplanted from Mexico noted: “We’re bringing Jewish women from all aspects – Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Chabad, unaffiliated and secular – together. When we’re together, you don’t see the differences. As we make our challah, we’ll all say the prayer together. It’ll be a bonding experience.”
Reaching back to their friends and loved ones in Israel, it was Elisheva Levitt, a native of London who painted this observation: “the recent war in Israel this past summer created a sense of unity among Jews around the world. The upcoming challah bake, according to Levitt is a continuation of that unity.”
Elisheva Levitt, a London native who also serves on the committee, observed that the war in Israel this past summer created a sense of unity among Jews around the world. The upcoming challah bake, she said, is “a continuation of that unity.”
Across the American Continent in San Diego, California, 1,500 San Diegans gathered to mix 1,700 pounds of flour, 400 pounds of sugar, 3,000 eggs and 23 gallons of oil to rival the largest outdoor cooking event in San Diego history. The Mega Challah Bake was the kickoff to inaugurate the expected 10,000 Jews that would begin to celebrate the Jewish Shabbat with dinners, services, lectures, entertainment and a closing ceremony while the nighttime sky revealed it first three stars in the heavens.
So across the world, tens of thousands of Jewish women had four up to their elbows as they “kneaded it together” at the global Challah baking event. These were in preparation for “The Shabbos Project.” This included the number of women in the following cities:
- Johannesburg: 5 000
- Buenos Aires: 5 000
- Miami: 4 900
- Melbourne: 2 500
- Sydney: 2 000
- Cape Town: 1 000
- Manhattan: 500
According to one Jewish tradition, the Jewish Messiah will come when every Jew around the world observes two consecutive Shabbatoth. Not only that, for in Judaism it is widely accepted that one of the conditions for the Redemption of Klal Yisrael (All Israel) is that ‘All 12-Tribed Israel’ will observe together one Shabbat” before the revealing of the Jewish Messiah.
Almost two thousand years ago in the era of the 1st century Temple of Herod era the renowned Sage of Judah, Rebi Yochanan wrote the following prophecy:
Sanhedrin 97a – “Rebi Yochanan said: In the generation that Ben Dovid will come, talmidei chachamim, the “pupil of wisdom” known as the Torah sage or scholar, will decrease, and the eyes of the remainder will protrude from sighing and sorrow; many chastisements and many evil decrees will be renewed; one will not cease before another begins. The rabbis taught: The Shmittah period (Seven year Sabbatical Week of Years) in which (Maschiach) Ben Dovid will come and the following verses will be fulfilled:
- In the first year, "And I caused it to rain upon one city, and upon another city I caused it not to rain." (Amos 4:7).
- In the second year, slight famine will be sent.
- In the third year, a great famine from which men, women, and children, pious and deed-doing people will die, and Torah will be forgotten by those who learned her.
- In the fourth year, some will be satiated, and others will not be.
- In the fifth year, there will be great satiation, with eating, drinking, and joy, and Torah will return to those who learned it.
- In the sixth year, (2013-2014) voices (speaking of the Moshiach's imminent arrival) will be heard, and
- In the seventh year, (2014-2015) there will be war [Gog u'Magog].
- In the year after the seventh, 2015-2016, (Maschiach) Ben Dovid will come.
The Outpouring of Joy and Gratitude of the Jews occurred in over 36 countries and around the World as they Shared one Shabbot with even Christians, their Lost Ten Tribers Cousins who are returning to the House of Judah
After Maschiach comes, the “Era of the Messiah will begin in the Jubilee year of 2016-2017. Yet, the world is silent and clueless. The Christian Protestants most of whom are the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel are no longer protesting the apostasy of Roman Catholicism for they have mostly returned and gone back home to their Mother Church; Apostate Rome.
So when we do hear of a world-wide Jewish revival that is not under the control of an institutional church, that is calling all Jews around the world to share today “One Shabbat”, we are listening to huge news. There is no doubt that the G-d of Israel is wooing His “faithful son” back to the Palace of the King. He will soon be looking for and wooing his “faithless son” to return home to the Palatial Home of the King of the Universe.
Do we dare question, was the Almighty One of the Universe the “Prime Mover” of the “End Time” “Let Break Challah together?” Was He in His awesome greatness beginning to unveil His Hiddenness? Is HaShem now beginning to slowly reveal the world that this Great Jewish Shabbat gathering is a universal calling of the Divine to begin preparing to live a new life in the “World to Come” in what the Sages of Judah call the “Era of the Great Shabbat?”
What is even more mysterious, did the G-d of Creation set the 12 Houses of the Zodiac in motion at the time of Creation along with the rotations of the Moon around Planet Earth and the orbital rotation of Earth so that the Moon would become eclipsed 5775 Jewish years later to celebrate the Festival of Succot? If so, did He guide and direct these rotations of the Sun, Moon and the Earth so that they could be in their proper place in the heavens for the “Four Blood Moon Tetrads” that would break out as the Daughters of Zion shout forth with an outburst of joy and happiness of wanting to share with their families one great worldwide Shabbat experience with Jews around the world?
If so, then the Great Shabbos Project was an awakening call by the Creator of the Universe not only to the Jewish people in Israel and the Diaspora but also to the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel who have been in exile for 2,700 years. It’s time to join hands as one people again, proclaim HaShem as the One-G-d of the Universe and be prepared to accept HaShem’s Messiah as our Messiah regardless of what we have learned in our past.
Let us consider that G-d did provided for us a “Great Act of G-d” to awaken the Neshama Yehudi (Jewish soul) in all Jewish people around the world. This included even those who had never worshipped on the Jewish Shabbat or those who cannot confirm “that to be a Jew your mother must be a Jew.” Yet, the Spirit of the Great Divine, the “ruach hakodesh” (Holy Spirit) did come to quicken their spirit within each one of their souls with the excitement of awaking for their future and soon coming redemption was explosive.
It was there in the nighttime sky, the October 8, 2014 Lunar Eclipse that was as much an “Act of G-d” yet it also was a harbinger to the forces of darkness that the G-d of Israel was preparing the Jewish hearts for this great out breaking of joy, gratitude and emotion. The omens as expected with Blood Moons to the Jewish people in the prior Blood Moons over the millenniums that were harbingers of evil to the Jewish people also played out with the Blood Moon on Passover, April 15, 2014. It heralded the Hamas/ Israeli war of 2014 but now has become a moment of joy and celebration.
Here the Creator of the Universe orchestrated that the lesser light of the heavens, the Moon, would occlude the greater light of the Sun while the Creator of the Universe remained hidden. Was Hashem waiting for His people to come looking for Him? Let us consider what would Planet Earth look like if we were able to stand upon the stark barren red hued surface of the Moon and watch as the Sun would be eclipsed by Planet Earth? This is what we would see!
You might want to watch this wonderful Video by NASA
To the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel, your day will soon come. We do not know how it will happen, for it will only be in the mystery of the Divine One who will begin the call for the redemption of All Israel. The prophets of Judah and Israel are very explicit that the redemption of All Israel will include the entire Lost 10 Tribes.
Even in Judaism, as has been explained above, before the Redemption of All Israel, one of the conditions will be that “All Israel”, which means the entire House of 10-Tribed Israel will observe together One Shabbat with the Jews of the House of Judah.
The outgrowth of the Shabbos Project came from within Orthodox Judaism, yet it is understandably known that many Jews are opposed to the resurrection of the House of Joseph (Ephraim). We must not forget; the recent Blood Moons that the nations around the world have witnessed around the world this past year, have shown that the Hand of G-d has approved the Orthodox Rabbanim in Israel.
Concerning the days of the Divine Feasts of the L-rd, after 5,775 years since Creation, let us take note that the dates of the Festivals of the L-rd which the Mechoqeck, the Divine appointed judiciary of Judaism, the Lawgiver with Jewish Orthodoxy have been inter-calculating since the fall of Jerusalem and the Temple of King Herod in 70 CE have proven to be correct. This has been witnessed by the Four Tetrad Lunar Eclipses that have and will occur in the years of 2014 and 2015.
Is it surprising that the Rabbinic calculations have remained true for the feast dates over the last two millenniums? Today, they match orbits of the sun and the moon set into motion since Creation to today. The rabbanim stand vindicated in how faithful they have preserved the calendar of the L-rd.
No, the dates of the Feasts of the L-rd were not decided upon years ago after the dates of the Blood Moons were known. Also, HaShem, the G-d of Israel did not change the divine passage of the Sun, Moon and the 12 Houses of the Zodiac just to appease the Jews rabbanim. The Jewish rabbanim over the centuries calculated the dates correctly. They calculated these dates as authorized in the Oral Torah and kept their calculations pure and not adulterated.
So also to the prophets of Israel, over 2,700 years ago, the redemption of the House of Israel, as corrupt and apostate as we have been, and as vindictive to the redemption, and restoration of the State of Israel are still in the preparatory stage of their own remarkable redemption. The redemption is poised to come soon.
As they have been identified by Kol Ha Tor, the Northern 10 Tribes that compose the Northern Nations of Europe are today, the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel. Today, they are want to give away the Mountains of Shomron and Judea to the Palestinian peoples for a Palestinian State. Yet, according to the Prophets of Israel, the region of Samaria today, is the future homeland for parts of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel. Yet the Almighty One’s intentions as spoke through the prophets of old will endure. The State of Israel will only cease to exist when it is transferred to the control of the Maschiach ben Dovid (Messiah son of David).
In Judaism it is well known that as a condition for the future Redemption is that “all Israel will observe one Shabbat together.” Although the Shabbos Project was Jewish driven – and many Jews may oppose the idea of re-awakening the Lost House of Yosef, the director of Kol Ha Tor in Israel, OvadYah Avrahami has confirmed with its rabbi, Rabbi Avraham Feld who stressed, affirmed and approved the spiritual value of what will happen around the world when the combined global effort of the “2 Houses” truly do join hands together and observe just one Shabbat with worldwide Jewry in the future. This idea will bring a holistic and spiritual reality of the “Redemption of Klal Yisrael.”
Can we conceive that the G-d of Israel in His Omnipotent greatness will open the floodgates of heaven to bring again the wholeness of 12-Tribed Israel? Can we believe that All-Israel will be restored to a Greater Israel, and ruled by a descendant of King David and Solomon? For Lost Israelite Christians to accept the One-G-d of Israel, the Jewish Shabbat and the Jewish Messiah will be a Universal Declaration that Torah stands affirmed and the Shabbat stands confirmed!
To understand more about the Return of the 10 Tribes of Israel to their Homeland in Greater Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq, Contact “Kol Ha Tor”, the Voice of the Turtledove.
Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Vision to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail Establishing the Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness as part of the Land of Israel, and preparing the “Land” for the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and then the Redemption of All Israel.
For inquiries about Kol Ha Tor Vision for the Lost Tribes of Israel, Visit – “Shomron Lives!”, a Spiritual Retreat and Guest House in Samaria, that hosts Shomron (Samaria) Tours to reacquaint the Returning Lost Tribers of the House of Israel.