Historic – President Trump and Family Visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall…

Together with his family and diplomatic team, U.S. President Donald Trump became the first president to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Monday.  President Trump stood before the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray before inserting a note between the monumental stones.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were accompanied by the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinowitz, who said on Israel Radio that he recited two psalms with the U.S. leader. One of them, Psalm 122, speaks of Jerusalem as a “city that is united together”.

The president was also joined on the visit by his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, an Orthodox Jew who went to the wall shortly after Trump and said prayers. Both Kushner and Trump wore black kippahs, the skull caps worn by religious Jews and by others as a mark of respect.

As President Trump and Jared Kushner visited the area of the wall set aside for men, First Lady Melania Trump and First Daughter Ivanka, Kushner’s wife, visited a separate nearby section where women are allowed to pray.

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216 Responses to Historic – President Trump and Family Visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall…

  1. Dora says:

    Beautiful set of pictures. This thread is a keeper.

    Thank You.

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  2. georgiafl says:

    There is a deep lesson in the word Jerusalem – Jah (GOD) + Yireh (Worship) + Shalom (Peace).

    The literal translation means GOD shoots or casts peace.

    The Peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122) only comes through right and true Worship of Holy GOD.

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  3. amwick says:

    Very moving. Such respect shown by our President and his family. This is leadership at its finest.
    Shalom.

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  4. JohnnyE says:

    I was not aware there are separate men’s and women’s sections of the wall.
    Is that separation common in Judaism?

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    • NJF says:

      In the more conservative & orthodox sects, yes.

      Even when they worship in Temple.

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      • GOUSAAMER114 says:

        Men and women have different sets of responsibilities in Judaism. For instance, men are required to pray three times a day. Women are not. Women are required to light the Shabbat Candles weekly and say the Sabbath prayers. Men are not.

        Also, there is human nature. Men sometimes have trouble focusing when women are there. Just how we’re wired… not as strong willed as the fairer sex 🙂

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        • MacKenzie says:

          Men indeed can have trouble focusing when women are around. That *KS* how men are wired.

          But to say that men are not as strong willed . . . that is both inaccurate and condescending. Strength of will varies by individual, not by sex.

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      • Avi says:

        correction. when we worship in a School or Synagogue. Our Temple was in Jerusalem.

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    • Bob Thoms says:

      Up until recently; the Irish pubs were segregated………………………

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    • ZurichMike says:

      When you visit the tomb of David, there are separate “sides” of the tomb that are visited separately by men and women.

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    • Avi says:

      yes. it is called a mechitza

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      • NYGuy54 says:

        That’s how I grew up. Orthodox Jewish household. Go to synagogue and women are on one side, men on the other. Women wore traditional Shabbos type long skirts like Ivanka wore today. Heads are covered either with a wig or a hat – again like Ivanka.

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    • Not only in Judaism, but also in many Protestant denominations which I suspect is a carry-over from Judaic tradition. I was raised in small churches that often separated the sexes–sometimes in Sunday School classes, but especially for foot-washing services, laying on of hands and so forth…..

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  5. NJF says:

    This is just so great.

    The visit was such a beautiful moment for the Trumps & Kishners.

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  6. sundance says:

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  7. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    People are always giving President Trump Bibles. 😀

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  8. shallbe4 says:

    What Trump has accomplished in the Middle east in these last couple of days is incredible. When nations realize that they need each other to survive then hate will seem so unnecessary. God Bless all people who believe in a loving God.

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    • Alison says:

      It has been a very long time since Christianity was cherished by our American leader. President Trump and VP Pence are so genuine in their beliefs, and have unapoligetically practiced their beliefs in their public appearances & policies.

      I believe we are not only being refreshed in our love for our nation but also in our practice of our faith. I feel renewed in so many ways.

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    • Wend says:

      My mind is so blown, shallbe. I’ve been reading a lot of West/Third World/colonial/post-colonial history lately-to see a Republican POTUS speaking truth to power to a roomful of leaders of most of the former colonialized and very radical nations as they listened and took notes was just overwhelming.

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  9. tempo150101 says:

    Minor beef: Everybody made a big deal about Melania wearing or not wearing a headscarf, yet Trump is wearing a beanie.

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    • phoebehb says:

      As Sundance explains in his opening sentences, “Both Kushner and Trump wore black kippahs, the skull caps worn by religious Jews and by others as a mark of respect.”
      In Trump’s case, respect for Orthodox Judaism and its traditions, for the Holy City and the Temple Mount, for the faith of his daughter & SIL. You have a problem with that?

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    • louche9 says:

      Everyone focuses on Muslim women covering their heads, but all the men do it, too. The king does it. Regarding Melania, she’s a strong-willed lady who has made her decisions about her presentation, and that’s that. I like her more every day.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      Pretty minor I wore one when I went to my sister’s wedding. A needed symbol of respect for the Jewish people who were so badly dissed by zerO

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    • Canadiangeorge says:

      The difference is this is a holy site in Saudi Arabia they didn’t visit any holy city let alone holy mosque. In addition to that I would add orthodox Jewish women cover themselves with a wig or the more stringent ones wear a cover on their hair so by FLOTUS not covering herself here is in essence the same thing.
      Lastly, the jewish headcovering is not seen as a sign of control but rather the name yarmulke (traditional name of the head cover) is a transliteration of fear of g-d a sign of respect.

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    • Sammy says:

      If the First Lady had gone to a holy Muslim site or place of worship she would have covered hair .. But just being in Muslim country NO. This is holy Jewish site.

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    • Aparition42 says:

      I had a similar thought initially, but there’s a major difference in symbology. Forcing a female to cover her head is an act of subjugation.

      Voluntarily wearing a yarmulke, but not allowing others to disinclude his wife for her decision not to cover her head shows that he will be respectful of others, but he will likewise demand respect for OUR culture.

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    • law4lifeblog says:

      The Hijab and Yarmulke are in no way equivalent in meaning or symbolism. Not even comparable.

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    • rainmom says:

      the western wall is a holy place.

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    • Avi says:

      he was at a synagogue and was praying. ##

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    • Aileen Wright says:

      This is Trump, perhaps in ignorance, defying his Christian Israelite heritage and bowing to the Judaic (Kenite, not Judahite) will. No good comes of that. Trump is attempting to appear to please, all at once, Christian Israelites (i.e. the nucleus of the U.S. and western Europe), Judaics (Kenites), and Muslims. Strange brew.

      That said, all of this is by the allowance of Yah. But for us to praise these incongruent actions is foolish.

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      • phoebehb says:

        M’am, your ignorance is showing.

        “The Arab neighborhood abutting the wall was razed and the current broad plaza was built in its place, turning the entire complex into a large open-air synagogue under the authority of the Jerusalem Rabbinate. As a holy site under religious jurisdiction, certain rules must be followed when visiting the Western Wall: women and men must pray in separate sections; women must wear modest attire; men must cover their heads when approaching the wall; and any use of electronics is strictly prohibited on Shabbat.”

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        • Aileen Wright says:

          You are supporting my points. President Trump chose to put his Christian Israelite heritage second to Talmudic Judaism by visiting the wall and abiding by the pharasaic rules. Nobody made him go and do any of that. I don’t like or dislike President Trump any differently because of it. But it is not a praiseworthy event for us.

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          • phoebehb says:

            Huh? You mean every Christian of every variety who’s ever visited (or would love to visit) the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is betraying his faith???

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            • Aileen Wright says:

              If you are attempting to summarize what I have written, it is an innaccurate summary, unintentional as it may be. I don’t know how one goes about defining “varieties” of Christians, but again, nobody is making Christians visit that site, especially under pharasaical rules. There is no command from Yah to visit that site. Christians, or adherents to whatever other belief system, must critically way their every decision in life versus what their perceived creator demands of them. There is a day coming when the cost of letting down one’s guard and bowing a knee to the wrong beliefs surely will eternally endanger one’s soul.

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  10. AJ in CA says:

    Is the Western Wall the same as the Wailing Wall? I know I’ve seen other presidents there before, or did they visit a separate sight?

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  11. JC says:

    Poignant, exquisite photos. I am actually awestruck by this and utterly grateful to have witnessed this in my lifetime. God bless Israel, the USA, the Trump family and the Netanyahus.

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  12. Every president has invoked the name of God to one degree or another. Until President Trump, I have always found such utterances to be contrived and cynical.

    President Trump, by contrast, is profoundly sincere. The sincerity with which he invoked God’s name in Saudi Arabia was evident to everyone who watched his speech yesterday. His sincerity today at the Western Wall was equally evident. I look forward to watching him in the Vatican.

    This first part of President Trump’s first foreign trip is, in many respects, primarily religious. We have never seen anything like this. At this point I have no doubt whatsoever that God has chosen President Trump to save our country. That may sound absurd to some, and I could not have imagined myself saying anything like that in the past. But this is a unique time. During this trip, the President has consistently spoken about the struggle between Good and Evil, and that is by definition a religious matter. His ability to make a favorable impression on– and get along with– so many disparate world leaders is no accident.

    May God continue to bless, inspire, and protect our president.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Realgaryseven,
      Very well said, thank you.

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    • mcclainra says:

      Very, very well said. My family has also thought that POTUS is/was annointed by G-d, and still think that. He constantly demonstrates that which is why the Left hates him.

      Liked by 15 people

      • Alexsandra says:

        Amen. He is annointed by God to be our leader, and therefore they also hate him more. But we are very grateful for him, and for God’s mercy and protectionn.

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    • mysticrose80 says:

      Perfectly stated about the President’s trip being very religious/spiritual in nature. As such, I believe that this will give him a much needed boost to tackle the evil awaiting him at home (i.e. the Swamp).

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      • Alexsandra says:

        Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

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    • NewNonna!!! says:

      The struggle btw good and evil, Good and Evil…. God and Devil!!

      It is real, in e’ry aspect of our lives.

      And yet so many of us are surprised again and again at the persecution Mr Trump is subject to as POTUS. He is obviously a pursuer of ‘the good, the Good, the one True God’. Being such, we and he need to know persecution will come at him from all angles. It comes to every believer trying to live a good, Good, God-fearing life. Who among us hasn’t been the victim of such, perhaps in much smaller ways, but victims nonetheless.

      And as The Bible, Holy Scripture, surely Jesus, Himself, has told us in John 15:20:

      https://www.google.com/search?q=john+15:20&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari#imgrc=TjRIzYomOBC1zM:

      I believe our President knows what he’s up against, but more importantly just Whose Hand he is held in … let us continue to offer prayers of thanks and praise to God and of protection and blessings for our President and our beautiful country.

      🙏🏼❤️🇺🇸🦁

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  13. fedback says:

    Watched it live.
    Such an extraordinary moment.
    I was literally speechless.
    Understand why the President mentioned in his remarks with Netanyahu how deeply touched he was.
    And Ivanka shedding tears touching Israelis’ hearts

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    • Fe says:

      Now that I’m home, I can let it go, my gosh I’m a hot mess. I am sobbing. Why?

      1. Out of gratitude that DJT is our President and he “Gets” it.

      2. I long to go to Israel to walk where Jesus walked and lived.

      3. I long to be with my Savior. This is where he gave his life as a payment for my sin so that I can have eternal life with him.

      How much longer Lord will you tarry? Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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      • NYGuy54 says:

        You will love Israel. The food is excellent. The people are very friendly -.I’ve often thought that Israeli people are most like Americans than any other place in the world except possibly Canada. Unfortunately, they also have a loony left and the media is almost exactly like ours.

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      • Steele81 says:

        Fe, I am with you, I just told my husband for the umpteenth time, I want to go to Israel.

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  14. Dora says:

    The ladies changed their dresses. 🙂

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  15. Snow White says:

    I got something in my eyes. ..those darn onions again. I just love these pictures of the most powerful man in the world standing humble before God. It’s such a heart warming moment, and reverent at the same time.

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  16. maiingankwe says:

    I made a big mistake these past few days. I wanted to see what people were saying about this historical and profound journey our President is making. I thought it was glaringly obvious what he is attempting to do, so foolishly I thought the same would be to others. No, not in the slightest. I had read someone calling our FLOTUS a porn star, our Ivanka not having any smarts and dressed like an old lady with no fashion sense. Our President and his hairsprayed hair and orange skin. Actually, that was one of the more benign descriptions. They claimed him to be fake, to bow down like obama did but when he had received the Saudi medal. I remember asking if they were supposed to get a step ladder rather than him graciously bend over so they could put it around his neck.

    It was one thing after another and all full of hate and ignorance. I blame the msm, but I also blame these people for being sheep and refusing to see the obvious or even willing to give him a chance.

    To me, this is a yuuge historical moment, and WE are witnessing it all unfold before us. What a magnificent time for us to experience. I am ever so proud of our President, and just when I think it can’t get any better, I hear the speech he gave to all of those Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia. Over fifty leaders, and most were on the edge of their seats eating up every word he spoke. I’m so amazed and proud and words just cannot describe what I’m feeling right now.

    So, I’m done with these so called neutral sites. I cannot handle the negativity and they’re raining on my parade. I won’t let it happen anymore during this trip he is making. I going to savor and enjoy every single moment.

    Be well good Treepers,
    Ma’iingankwe

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    • janc1955 says:

      It’s best to give up all hope “the other side” will see the light with regard to PDJT. Most of them won’t. And by expecting nothing, you get to be pleasantly surprised when the occasional “other sider” has an awakening. 🙂

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    • mysticrose80 says:

      Yeesh….and I thought some of the comments I read today on my FB feed were nauseating!

      Yes, it’s best to block out the negativity. If people want to remain closed-minded, then so be it!

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    • Steele81 says:

      I don’t have a fb but DH does, the haters are out in full force. I am just gently zinging them, nothing brutal, but I refuse to let it go anymore.. they are especially jubilant that Melanie made a hand gesture that they consider to mean she and our President Trump are headed for Divorce. Laughable. Sad really.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      In the Bible, there are several places where it says, “he who has ears let him hear,” and related things:
      “All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them. They are all straight to him who understands.”
      “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
      “the wisdom of this world is folly with God.”

      -I think these scriptures are getting at the idea of what we currently are calling “world views.” Your general world view shapes your view of particular events and information.

      If you have a world view that any claim of an extraterrestrial must be false, then when you hear a claim that someone saw a UFO the other day, your world view leads you to favor other explanations: drugs, fatigue, swamp gas, blimp, etc.

      Non-believers simply have a very different world view. A comprehensive view of the world that cannot accommodate what we see, having a different world view.

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    • Fe says:

      Ma’iingankwe you are a brave one. It is so sad that there are many who do not see what we see so clearly. God has given us a gift to see Donald John Trump as the man He selected as his fearless servant to save our country.

      Someday they (the blind ones) will see it too, maybe not all, but many will have a eureka moment of truth and the, they shall mourn for all of the lost time they spent being so nasty. We just need to keep believing God and support our special President and his agenda.

      God bless your heart sweet Ma’iingankwe.

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  17. This day I think America sees the biggest contrast between this president and the last one. This will cut like a hot knife thru godless leftist butter. Trump is a master of the optics. He has solidified the evangelical base, nullified the media character assassination antisemitic weapon, and rendered the opposition as soulless opportunistic operators. Appears our president once again stands on the high ground. And was the walkout on the VP at the Notre Dame commencement ceremony ill timed or what? Trump showing respect for religious tradition, lefties snubbing it. Has the left no concept of strategy? They played right into Trumps hands on that one. Not one of them knew that they were walking into a trap? That it was a setup? It did only partially close however, Trump was hoping for a shout down of the VP.

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  18. Marygrace Powers says:

    I’m getting a little verklempt just thinking
    about the magnitude of this moment in history.

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  19. Fe says:

    I’m so moved right now, tears of joy threatening to burst open like a dam.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Weeper says:

      You are not alone sweet Fe 😅 Happy Tears

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      • Fe says:

        I’m at work, otherwise those happy tears would be collecting bigly all over the place, lol. Might have to get a canoe… Lots of happy tears!

        I love Israel with every fiber of my being. The Jews are special to me because they are special to the Lord. Praise God for President Trump. I love that man and his family bigly.

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        • Weeper says:

          ❤️ Me too!!

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          Yes Fe, I’m with you. It has hurt my heart terribly to watch the way BO treated Israel. I never, ever even dreamed I would see such disrespect for God’s chosen people. I was so ashamed and pained. I feel like an evil has been cast out of our White House. I am so thankful to see us standing side by side with Israel.

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          • Fe says:

            Oh yes, I know just what you mean. It killed me how Benjamin Netanyahu was treated by the Usurper. I pray for Bibi and his beautiful family. He holds a special place in my heart too. Thank God those days are over.

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  20. Concerned Virginian says:

    SO VERY MOVING.
    President Trump was SO respectful and proper—and it ALL comes from the TRUTH INSIDE HIM, it’s not “staged” like everything was with Obama.
    Look at the video above again when President Trump goes to the Western Wall by himself and prays. His body is moving slightly. He puts his hand on the Wall several times. HE MEANS IT.
    Looks like at least some of the Secret Service also had black kippahs on, I don’t think these were Israeli agents.
    Photo of Melania ALSO shows immense respect from her to the event and for her visit to the Wall.
    Ditto with Ivanka photo at the Wall.
    I just LOVE IT that the ADULTS are in charge again in our government.

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  21. Grad says:

    “the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray” Too bad they are not permitted to pray on Temple Mount, surely a holier place.

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    • Fe says:

      They could have if General Moshe Dayan hadn’t relinquished control to the Muslims after they won the 6 day war. Appeasement never works when you have an enemy who wants to shove your country into the Mediterranean Sea.

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  22. elleb77 says:

    Obama went to the Western Wall but he wasn’t President yet.

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  23. Weeper says:

    Thank you so much for this. I am shedding many a happy tear right now 😅 Weeper’s weeping for a GOOD reason. We are Blessed to have him! For US, for our country, and for the world.

    Safe travels PDJT

    America First 🇺🇸
    MAGA!!! 🦁🚂📢🌳

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  24. Pam says:

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  25. Rosech says:

    Since I am half Jewish (real Jews not the usual NY jew), my Jewish aunts decided to become Reformed Jews so as to set by their spouses. You must know that desert people always set their females apart, so I assume Jared is downstairs and Ivanka upstairs. No way, Jose, for me! Thank God by whatever name you know for we having Trump as our President and great leader who knows how to connect with other peoples and cultures which benefits both sides. We have never had a President like him to do so. This comes from being a very successful businessman and America is a BIG business and again growing and thriving.

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  26. Pam says:

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Re: Steve Crotes tweet, “Great symbolic outreach to our friends in Israel.”

      President Trump’s prayer as the Western Wail and placing in prayer request in a crevice of it is not a ‘symbolic’ act.
      PTrump is a man of faith. He is praying to God and submitting his heart prayer request.
      Many people will pray over his prayer request.

      When I read such comments imo it reveals that person’s lack of faith. God repeatedly reiterates the name of such people in Proverbs: fools.

      Israel, this was not a ‘symbolic’ act by President Trump. It came from President Trump’s heart and God knows the heart.

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      • Ad rem says:

        Maine….I picked up all three of your comments in the trash bin. They were all labeled as containing a word(s) from the blacklist. I’ve no idea what the offending word was, but I know you’re a good egg. 🙂

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        • MaineCoon says:

          Oh my. I tried to carefully not myself call someone a fool, but to quote God from His Word. He defines “fool” in 38x (verses) in Proverbs. That’s why one should use God’s Word (in context). Then if someone disagrees, they can take it up with God Himself!! Good luck with that!

          Thanks for the compliment!

          I like your kitty cat.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Re: Steve Crotes tweet, “Great symbolic outreach to our friends in Israel.”

      President Trump’s prayer as the Western Wail and placing a prayer request in a crevice of it is not a symbolic act. PTrump is a man of faith. He is praying to God and submitting his heart prayer request.

      Many people will pray over his prayer request.

      When I read such comments imo it reveals that person’s lack of faith. God repeatedly reiterates the name of such people in Proverbs: fools.

      Israel, this was not a ‘symbolic’ act by President Trump. It came from his heart and God knows the heart.

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  27. dbethd says:

    My siblings did not listen to me (the baby sister) when I supported Trump during the campaign. They had all the MSM dialog, “he’s not presidential enough, he tweeted a diss about Iowa!” (“@mygreenhippo #BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa. Too much #Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? #Trump #GOP”) I just said, “pretty sad that no one can take a joke anymore!” Just look at how Presidential he really is!!! Love it!

    They tried to convince me he would never win! I knew better! I convinced my dad to go to his rally in Sioux Center, IA, and he was on board the Trump Train after that!

    Had lunch with my brothers the other day. The VERY 1st thing they joked to me was, “Do you wish Hillary was president?!?” My response: “Aren’t you glad I voted for Trump?” 🙂 🙂

    Loving all the winning!

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  28. sukietawdry says:

    Lovely and very, very moving.

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  29. MfM says:

    I also noticed the kippah on what I assume were some of the SS agents. They might all have been wearing them, but I couldn’t see. As Sundance and others have said a man/boy wears one as a mark of respect, in a temple or other holy place, not for any religious observance. Some Jewish men wear one all the time, others like Kushner likely keeps one in his pocket for when it’s needed.

    Ivanka being Jewish wore a hat (pretty stylish) and Melania left her hair uncovered. Melania could have worn a hat, but not wearing one a good decision.

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    • Wend says:

      Melania is not Orthodox like Ivanka (converted) so no need. That’s the beauty of Israel-everyone has a place, whether it be ultra Hassidic or hipsters in Haifa.

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  30. rumpole2 says:

    NICE WALL….. suit the Southern border?

    Trump needs to do a deal with Bibi for the copyright…

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  31. ZurichMike says:

    Melania at the Western Wall. Va-VOOM! (am I repeating myself?)

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  32. Minnie says:

    ❤️ Respect ❤️

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  33. Dehbashi says:

    I am sorry. Isn’t this for Jews and not for Christians? I don’t consider doing something of another religion when you didn’t even convert to it as respectful but actually insulting. It makes you a stooge of a certain religion. If Obama or Trump actually prayed in a mosque, you would be insulted and rightfully so since it will make them to Muslims. What makes this different?

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    • nontroll says:

      You do realize that both Jews and Christians believe in the old Testament, huh?

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      • Dehbashi says:

        My question again is there anywhere that Christians must pray at the wall. I know you talk about the Old Testament even though that is pretty much the Torah and not the Bible. And don’t say Christianity is the same as Judaism because it’s not. Christianity does not have Kosher, not working on Saturdays, and not eating pork like Judaism does for example.

        So doing parts of a religion when you are not part of it is disrespectful or pandering. As I said if Trump prayed in a mosque as a Muslim, you would flip out and rightfully so. Heck you all were freaking out when women would cover their heads in Muslim countries and rightfully so since the women weren’t Muslims.

        If Christians aren’t required to pray at the wall why should they unless to pander to a group that doesn’t follow your teachings?

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        • nontroll says:

          “My question again is there anywhere that Christians must pray at the wall.”

          This was the Christ’s instruction on prayer:

          “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

          My interpretation of this is pray where you want to – no church required.

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        • NewNonna!!! says:

          Deb, I didn’t not see it as pandering. Putting myself in their shoes, as a Christian woman, I believe I would pray at the Wall and offer a prayer request given the chance bc I believe their God is my God. So I’d be offering prayers to my God at what they believe to be a Holy Site.

          Prayers are good no matter where they’re offered. As I tell my faith formation class of 3rd graders, you can pray while standing in line, while waiting for the school bus, while brushing your teeth. Do you think prayers are only acceptable to God if prayed at certain locations but not others???

          Prayer:

          https://www.google.com/search?q=john+15:20&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari#imgrc=TjRIzYomOBC1zM:

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          • CountryclassVulgarian says:

            Agreed. Praying at the wall is very, very different from cavorting with evil in a mosque. Anyone who understands the roots of Christianity understands that.

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            • Dehbashi says:

              The problem is that I am assuming the steps you need to pray at the wall is quite different to normal Christian prayer. I am assuming the whole putting the hand on the wall and putting the paper in it is a Jewish thing unless you can prove me wrong then I will accept it. I admit that I should have been more clear what my problem is.

              If he was near the wall, performing a typical Christian prayer and not doing the above I wouldn’t have even made a noise.

              I would be annoyed if Trump went to the mosque and did Muslim prayers instead of Christian prayers.

              Oh and NewNonna, if it makes it easier call me Deh. I tend to notice that helps people talk to me easier when I use my online handle.

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              • Fe says:

                Praying to the one true God doesn’t need a special formula. The god of Islam is a false god. They do not worship the one true God.

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              • kaste668 says:

                You do not need to put your hand on the wall or put a paper in the wall. However,you are touching a wall of the temple foundation that is over 2000 years old. You can write a prayer to Christ and put it in the wall. It is a form of prayer. It is a Holy spot and you can feel that, or at least I could.

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              • NewNonna!!! says:

                Yea, oops, sorry about that… didn’t realize I misspelled your handle.

                Thanks for pointing it out, Deh. Although my spell check doesn’t seem believe me when I type it.

                Go in Peace. 😊

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              • sunnydaze says:

                Deh, there’s a rabbi there with him. If he, as a Christian, was not allowed to pray at the Wall, don’t you think the rabbi would’ve let him know?

                Or Jared or Ivanka? If it was not allowed, I’m sure they’d have told him , too.

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              • sunnydaze says:

                Looks like he’s following the same procedure as everyone else there as far as style of praying goes, Deh.

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        • Windy Day says:

          First of all, who says this had anything to do with a “requirement”? This is something that Trump WANTED to do, so no, that’s not pandering. Secondly, it’s a very common practice among Christians who visit Jerusalem to pray at the Western Wall. It’s a holy site–not just for the Jews, but for Christians, too.

          Have you forgotten (or do you not know) that this is the city where Jesus as the God-man sometimes taught during his ministry and where he was crucified, buried, and raised? Christians who pray at the Western Wall go there out of reverence for THAT; therefore, implying that only Jews should pray there is rather small-minded and ignorant.

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          • Dehbashi says:

            First, you are making the assumption that I am Christian so you think I know everything to do with the religion. That makes you ignorant for assuming that.
            Second is it Christians or “Judeo-Christians” who do that. I have met both and noticed they are different.

            And pandering doesn’t mean forced to. Hillary Clinton tried to pander to the black community by her fake accents and saying she carries hot sauce in her purse all the time. She wasn’t forced to say that. She did it willingly.

            So don’t get upset just because of a different opinion without figuring out why.

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            • CountryclassVulgarian says:

              if you are not Christian or do not know the realatioship between Christianity and Judaism, then you are making mountains out of molehills. You seem to have a problem with the President praying at the wall. People who know a tad bit about Christianity and Judaism are trying to tell you it is neither wrong nor pandering for Christians to pray there. That is all. You either accept it or you don’t. No need to resort to insults.

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            • sunnydaze says:

              Maybe Google “Praying at the Western Wall, Christians ” to get answers to your questions.

              Seems nobody here knows wether there’s a “special section” for Christians.

              Let us know what you find out.

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            • Windy Day says:

              If you will reread my statement, I said,” Have you forgotten (OR DO YOU NOT KNOW) . . . .” which means it could be either or, so I’m not assuming anything.

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        • Fe says:

          It takes spiritual eyes to see how special this place it. For me, as a believer and Christ follower, there is no pandering involved here, no phoniness on display by our President. Our President is sincere and has changed over the last 2 years. God is changing him, using him to turn our country around and that is a monumental task. Being at this wall to,pray whether a Jewish or Christian IS special, and Trump knows this.

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          • DEGinTN says:

            Fe, you truly are my sister in Christ. I too experienced the life change He brings and can attest to the truth of life as a Believer. It is the greatest spiritual gift possible.

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          • All American Snowflake says:

            When President Trump changes the media calls it “flip-flopping.” When Obama changes the media always called it “evolving.”

            The media always and forever gets its panties in a wad over President Trump: You keep forgetting how stupid they are. This selfsame media twist facts, leave out facts, manipulate facts: no wonder their panties get wadded up LOL.

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        • Martin says:

          Dehbashi
          “So doing parts of a religion when you are not part of it is disrespectful or pandering.”

          The Western Wall is the last vestige (that Jews are allowed to access, anyway) of the 2nd Temple. Remember the Tabernacle, a very specific mobile “tent,” which was build to house the Ark of the Covenant, whereon the Presence of Jehovah rested on the Mercy Seat, in the Most Holy Place, separated from mankind by a Veil. Then in Jerusalem, Solomon’s Temple was constructed on a built-up, flattened mount, and which was destroyed by the Babylonians. After the Jews returned from Babylon, it was rebuilt, and the Ark restored to it’s Most Holy Place. The structure of the Temple was the symbolic Cross, in both shape, and function.

          By all accounts, it was an extraordinarily beautiful place, but the center of the carrying out of ritual and sacrifice, with all that implies. Once yearly, a sacrifice was presented by a priest, who after much preparation, went inside the Veil to sprinkle blood on the Mercy Seat – with a cord tied to his ankle, lest the sacrifice be unacceptable and he be struck dead, so his body could be withdrawn. There is no redemption without the spilling of blood, and the Temple was built on the spot where Jehovah “made himself a sacrifice” in the form of a ram, with Abraham and Isaac. Symbolic, also.

          Christ was the perfect sacrifice for the Mercy Seat, and on that day, the Veil tore – from top, to bottom. The separation was forever removed – and the Presence with it, to the hearts of those who believe. That hill on which the crucifixion was carried out, Golgotha, is the Center of the Universe, as far as I’m concerned. Nothing nor any place matters as much, until Yeshua returns. The Veil was repaired and the ritual continued, until the Romans knocked it all down in 70 AD. Why that is, is an entirely different discussion.

          So, without the Temple Mount, there would have been no Temple, no Mercy Seat, no Veil, and no Perfect Sacrifice. Honoring that at it’s last physical vestige is by no means disrespectful, or pandering. It rather demonstrates a deep understanding of redemption.

          That our President is there, praying, is HUGE. And it gives me, at least, a much clearer picture of the man.

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          • Sam says:

            Martin, there is a legend that the Ark was hidden by Hezekiah underground in one of the caves under Jerusalem. When Christ was crucified his blood seeped through the ground and sprinkled the Mercy seat between the Cherubim. Thus the lifeblood of God made man was the saving sacrifice that atoned for man’s sins. That and Christ’s death tore the veil of the Holy of Holies so that man could approach God directly.

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            • All American Snowflake says:

              but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: ‘You are a priest forever.'”
              Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.
              Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office;
              but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood.
              Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
              Such a high priest truly meets our need–one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.
              Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.
              For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever. ~Hebrews 7:21 – 28

              This is why we do not do animal sacrifices any more. Type met antitype on the Cross.

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          • TheLastDemocrat says:

            Amen. Well put.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          You ask, “My question again is there anywhere that Christians must pray at the wall.”

          My response is long to answer your many issues. You state:

          “I know you talk about the Old Testament even though that is pretty much the Torah and not the Bible. And don’t say Christianity is the same as Judaism because it’s not.”

          My questions.

          1. What is your faith? Christian, Jew, atheist, Muslim, other?

          Let’s walk through some steps.
          1. Do know Jesus Christ was a Jew?

          2. Did you know the Hebrew Scriptures is the basis for the Christian Holy bible. It is the Old Testament; the same books in both but O.T. ends with Malachi and H.S. ends with the book of Chronicles (the order of the books was changed in the O.T.)

          3. You say, “I know you talk about the Old Testament even though that is pretty much the Torah and not the Bible.”
          This is a false statement based on ignorance of both the Hebrew Scriptures and the Holy Bible. The Torah (Mosaic Law) is the first FIVE books of both Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament. There are many, many more books.

          4. “So doing parts of a religion when you are not part of it is disrespectful or pandering.”
          Every single person is disobedient to one or more of God’s commands in Exodus 20.
          The Ten Commandments

          • Do not have any other god before God.
          • Do not make yourself an idol.
          • Do not take the Lord’s name in vain.
          • Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.
          • Honor thy Mother and Father.
          • Do not murder.
          • Do not commit adultery.
          • Do not steal.

          It isn’t a religion one is disrespectful of. It’s being disrespectful, disobedient to God, G_d/Yahweh.

          Before you charge another with disrespect, how have you been disrespectful?

          Lastly, if a Christian wants to pray at the Western Wall of the ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem because Judaism is part of their Christian faith, who are you to say they can’t?

          Give me a verse in God’s Word that says A Christian can’t pray at the Western Wall.

          You can’t, because there isn’t any.

          If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (from Chronicles in both the Hebrew Scriptures & the Holy Bible Old Testament)

          If you truly want answers, study God’s Word.

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          • sunnydaze says:

            Thanks for explaining to Deh what the Torah is, Maine.

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            • MaineCoon says:

              Sadly she is either lost or not knowledgeable about God’s Word. Only God can give her life and wisdom. Have a blessed day (tomorrow).

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            • Dehbashi says:

              I have had some family business to take care of so I was busy. I admit I didn’t think this site would have such an outrage about questioning if it’s a good idea for a non-Jewish president (ignoring his relatives) doing something that is believed to be Jewish. I won’t be able to go point by point by the amount of posts. I will try to focus on each person. And honestly this is fun for me to learn stuff.

              Fe, you are right maybe not a certain formula, but I would think like other religions a certain method. You can’t be praising the Lord while committing murder and saying that is praying. People will laugh in your face and rightfully so. And I only used Islam to help people understand why this is ridiculous. I assume you would get upset if people tried to pray to Jesus in the way Muslims would pray just replacing Allah with Jesus thinking that is not the way to do it.

              Kaste668, you are saying it is a holy spot. When I was here last time, no one said it was holy spot for who. Is it Jews or Christians? Because saying a holy spot could mean Hindu but everyone laugh that off because rightly Hindus for the longest time we’re never. But I prefer you to read further since it is possible someone else explained in the few hours I was away and I might find it and answer it.

              NewNonna, don’t worry. I wasn’t upset. Just thought it would make things easier for people.

              Sunnydale, to answer your questions. You assume every religious person is pure. I have learned over the years that some people will allow certain things like this slide for recruiting purposes and control as if see the President of the United States is doing this. You must do it to even if it is wrong. Going back to Muslims, when certain nations made women who were non-Muslim wear the Hijab. Now this is wrong since they weren’t Muslim so it is not required of them. But they still forced them. Same with this. Instead of stopping this, the rabbi is saying that everyone must do this, down to the clothes even if not Jewish. Now if Trump wants to be Jewish fine. But I know damn well that other politicians did it down to hat Yalmuke or what it is called and they never became Jews. So it tells me that this is something it is minimum encouraged by rabbis there. And interesting that others do it the same way which means there is a procedure when over there. Not anyway you want. So the question is come back to does Christianity in their books have something about this. And I never was talking about a separate section per se. I am talking about if Christianity says if you are allowed to pray at the wall and what method and if yes, if Judaism has the same thing.

              CountryClassVulgarian, I never insulted anyone unless me putting Windy in his place for making assumptions while attacking me as insults.

              Martin, ironically you show why it was important to the Jews but it is unclear for Christians unless you are saying that is where Jesus was crucified. If that is the case I get it. I just don’t think Jesus will tell people to wear Jewish clothing for Christian prayer but Christian clothing with a Christian prayer. Everyone I see doing it does it in a Jewish style which I think is not correct.

              Maine Coon, I knew you were going to be the hardest and longest to answer. Let’s do this.

              What is my faith? I don’t think it makes a difference since I already said I was not a Christian. That should be good enough. Also no offense. I don’t mean disrespect. My rule of thumb online is not give any personal information about myself unless necessary. I am mostly secretive. Close people to me don’t know a lot about me either so it is not just anyone here since I actually like this site due to the brains of most people here. I only brought that I am not a Christian up because I didn’t want any misunderstandings down the road when talking.

              The whole thing that Jesus is a Jew. I hear that all the time but he never taught people to follow Judaism but Christianity. Makes a big difference. If he said follow Judaism everything would make sense but he didn’t. And no Judaism doesn’t worship God the same way as Christianity. Jews have Yahweh while Christianity has the Trinity. Ironically Islam follows a path of worshipping God similar to Judaism with Worshipping one God with Allah which while it makes no sense why they fight each other in the Middle East explains why they people of both those bloods team up in other countries to screw those countries over such as CAIR and ADL/ACLU in the US. And if he is the son of God, he technically isn’t Jewish unless you are saying God is a Jew. I know that family lineage for Judaism runs through the mother so by Mary I can see why you would think that. I would argue since the birth was not under normal circumstances that the situation is different.

              I wonder why the order of the books in were changed in the old testament unless to say that Judaism was wrong. I wouldn’t be surprised if the contents in the book changed.

              And so for the most part the Old Testament is the Torah or a good chunk of it. Most people consider the New Testament to be Jesus’s words and not the Old Testament. Heck a lot of Christians ignore the Old Testament pretending it doesn’t exist or not as important as the new.

              And about you asking about how I am being disrespectful. Did my opinion really trigger you that badly? That what it seems like with how you reacted to what I said. And if the Judeo-Christians want to pray at the wall. Fine who cares. I just don’t think Christianity said or implied to do that.

              And I asked because I assumed that the Christians here would actually explain this because I would rather hear it from experts instead of taking things out of context reading the Bible. And ironically I couldn’t get much information, except maybe from Martin (thank you by the way), on even why the place is important to Christians.

              I do appreciate the fun and great discussions we has here today. Let’s keep this going.

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              • sunnydaze says:

                Deh, you are completely wrong about “many Christians ignoring the Old Testament”.

                Heck, Sunday school when I was a kid was ALL OT stories. Lutheran here. Every Sunday was OT readings from the Pastor anymore than half the sermons were about OT teachings.

                If you look at the Bible, waaaay more than half of it is the (Jewish) OT. So there’s just a heck of a lot more material there to talk about, practically speaking.

                It just sounds like you are spouting off about common myths you’ve heard, r/t understanding what’s really going on out there. If you want to learn, for real, just visit some of the churches in your area.

                You don’t have to “become Xtian” just cuz you set foot in a church. Just go to different denominations services and treat it as an Anthropological Learning Experience.

                And Jesus was definitely a Jew! Christians believe that he was, in fact, the Messiah that would be sent by God the Father, spoken of in the OT. ALL of the early Xtians were Jews who believed that the OT Biblical Prophecy was fulfilled by Jesus Christ. ALL of the early Xtians were Jewish Christians.

                Happy Learning!

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                • sunnydaze says:

                  re. The early Jewish Christians: there was a lot of back and forth about which Jewish customs and rituals to keep as Xtianity spread away from the Holy Land.

                  Many were kept in the early days because, simply put, all the Xtians were Jews. But, in an effort to include “outsiders” , like the Greeks, Egyptians, etc. gradually many of the Jewish customs were thrown aside.

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                • sunnydaze says:

                  Isaiah is one of the OT books that talks about the Messiah to come that Xtians frequently reference today in churches.

                  At Passover, Jews are still waiting for the Messiah to show up, right? The early Jewish Xtians believed he’d arrived (in the form of the Jew Jesus of Nazareth), and modern Xtians everywhere believe the same.

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                • TheLastDemocrat says:

                  This is for Sunnydaze about Passover and Jews still waiting for the Messiah:
                  To over-simplify, some Jews accept Jesus as the Messiah. They generally are referred to as “Messianic Jews” who have accepted Jesus as the prophesied Messiah. They continue on with a range of Jewish beliefs and life style; we Christians have a theological explanation for why we don’t do a lot of this – first of all, we were never under the OT, but the prophecy about Abraham bringing peace to all humans does include us – that was before the Tabernacle, ten commandments, sacrifices, etc., so there is some examination to be done there.

                  Some Jews still believe there is a Messiah yet to come.

                  Some Jews believe the Messiah has already come, but it was someone different from Jesus.

                  Many Jews continue to believe and live as Jews, but are not Messianic – they have different interpretations about what I perceive as prophecies about Jesus – Eve’s male offspring crushing the serpent underfoot, ram instead of Isaac being sacrificed, Psalm 22, Isaiah “by his stripes we are healed,” etc. – they simply have a different explanation of these things.

                  Also, many Jews have a very feel-good, vague version of God, much like some of the Unitarianism ideals, and those of more spiritual secular humanism, but they have scripture and history for this.

                  Over here in Christiandom, there is quite an array, as well…

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        • deqwik2 says:

          As a Christian, you aren’t required to pray at any set time or place. The Bible says “Pray without ceasing.” Prayer is a form of communication so basically we should have the type of relationship with our Father so that we can be in constant contact with Him. It shouldn’t be limited to time, place or ritual … ever. (Relationship is the key word here).

          Judaism was here before Christ came. That was when Jewish people were to follow the oral & written law of the Torah. After Christ we entered into the period of grace. Jews were the 1st believers or followers of Christ before Gentiles began to follow also. (Jesus was raised Jewish). Even though customs may be different YHWH & Yeshua are the same God for Jew & Christian.

          I have never been to the wall but I guarantee you that if I went, it would have nothing to do with me trying to act Jewish but the love I have for the Lord would draw me to it to pray & give thanks.

          I hate to use this analogy but if you are an classical music lover & you go to a rock concert, there is no rule that says you have to stand up, clap, dance or sing but if you want to you can. It’s the love of music that draws you into it.

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          • deqwik2 says:

            Everything Jesus did shouted that he was a good Jew. You need to study the Jewishness of Jesus. He kept all the Holy Days & traditions. On Passover, he rode the donkey into the temple area on the day that the sacrificial lamb was being selected. He told people his blood would replace the lamb’s blood.
            G-d wants to fellowship with us like He did with Adam & Eve in the garden before sin came along. G-d gave us the blood of Christ so that our sins could be forgiven & we could have fellowship with Him once again. This is why we call it the period of grace .. we are not bound by the law in order to be forgiven or made worthy.

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    • Jlwary says:

      “Pray within yourself.” Whether a synagogue, church, mosque or wall, when you pray you are praying to God. The details within the story may be different, but God is the beginning and the end.

      The point of this trip is demonstrating what true tolerance and respect looks like. In my opinion, it is ‘leftist’ (read: limited in scope) to see anything in SA or Israel as insulting. This is respect.

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      • All American Snowflake says:

        The “leftist” do not understand the term “discrete” as in viva la difference. The bleeding-heart leftist must have their religions all cookie-cutter using their mantra “Coexist.” These “do-gooders” as Ron Paul calls them want you to pray like they pray, support the causes they support (by force-taxing you as necessary), worship as they worship, kiss-up as they kiss-up….. you get the idea.

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    • The Jewish religion has always considered any prayers, by anyone, to be valid. The prayers offered up in the Temple, as well as the sacrifices done there, were done on behalf of everyone in the entire world. Therefore, any Jewish holy place is, by extension, a holy place for anyone, if they so choose. There is absolutely no necessity to be Jewish, in order to pray at The Wall, or in a synagogue.

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  34. All American Snowflake says:

    Secretary of State Tillerson looked like a man of prayer with both hands solemnly placed flat on the Wall. Very impressive!

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    • nontroll says:

      Has the USA ever had a more impressive Secretary of State?

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      • All American Snowflake says:

        No. Never. But then as a Southerner myself I understand the manner in which Secretary Tillerson approached the God of Israel in prayer there at the Western Wall. His head was more deeply bowed than any of the other participants that I saw today and both hands were outreached in supplication.

        T-Rex reminds me of another native son of the South, Rick Hendrick, who is also always a man of honor and a perfect gentleman. It brings tears to my eyes to see the media disrespect President Trump and his cabinet (wherever they were born). Why are native-born Americans of the South treated worse than a common criminal from any place else?

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    • NYGuy54 says:

      Probably going to be one of our best ever. I am bursting with pride that this man is representing us internationally. To think Marco Rubio wanted Tillerson to declare SA a human rights abuser. What a puny man Marco is.

      BTW, I wish the President had seen the Western Wall the way it normally is…lots and lots of people praying there.

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  35. Molly says:

    Of all the photos I’ve seen today, the above is my favorite! 🙂 Love-love it!

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  36. CountryclassVulgarian says:

    Very moving photos.

    To my fellow Melania-philes, noticed the shoes?😎😎

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  37. MaineCoon says:

    G-d made a covenant with Abram (Abraham) when He said, “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”– Genesis 12:3

    On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates— the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.” – Genesis 15:18-21

    The Jebusites inhabited what is now called Jerusalem. Yahwah gave J’lem to the Hebrews.
    Christ was born ~2000 years ago; Christianity through Him and His apostles.

    Muhammad was born 570 AD, Islam started ~610 AD; his Mecca to Media journey in 622 AD and his Night Journey (story of the prophet’s transportation from Mecca to Jerusalem) fit in there somewhere. Given the timeline, I’ve never understand how the Muslims can claim Jerusalem.

    It is Israel’s ancient homeland.

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    • Fe says:

      Yes yes yes, thank you MaineCoon. You’re right on.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Hi Fe, I could have gone on even more and discussed the “New Jerusalem”, but Revelation is a stretch for many.

        The Holy Spirit is bringing so many Iranian Muslims to Christ. So many. Also many Muslims converting to Christianity in Europe are filling the Cathedral pews instead of the locals.

        Many will come into the fold, but they are not God’s Chosen People and all the promises Yahweh gave to The Patriarchs are forever.

        The Abrahamic Covenant is eternal. His Holy Land for His Chosen People.

        Shalom.

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  38. somaspecialist says:

    Beautiful post….this will definitely irk the “base” and scream that Trump is just another “Zionist”……Hey Cernovich said the Trump Train will on May 23rd right…😐

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  39. MaineCoon says:

    For some reason I am unable to successfully post this above so I place it here.

    Re: Steve Crotes tweet, “Great symbolic outreach to our friends in Israel.”

    President Trump’s prayer as the Western Wail and placing in prayer request in a crevice of it is not a symbolic act. PTrump is a man of faith. He is praying to God and submitting his heart prayer request.

    Many people will pray over his prayer request.

    When I read such comments imo it reveals that person’s lack of faith. God repeatedly reiterates the name of such people in Proverbs: fools.

    Israel, this was not a ‘symbolic’ act by President Trump. It came from his heart and God knows the heart.

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  40. spren says:

    How long before a WaPo investigative reporter reveals what was written on Trump’s note? And how did Melania get to visit the Wall without having covering over her head? That is not allowed for anyone, man or woman, because it is a sign of humbling yourself before the Lord.

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  41. Pam says:

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  42. AmyB says:

    What the media will ignore is the monumental statement that President Trump has made by visiting Saudi Arabia and Israel within a day of each other, in terms of seeking peace for the Middle East. Even more monumental, although they will never see the significance of this, is the huge way he was honored and received in both countries.

    History is being made and they are either too stupid or too hate-filled to notice.

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  43. snailmailtrucker says:

    GOD BLESS ISRAEL !
    GOD BLESS AMERICA !

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  44. parteagirl says:

    I really enjoyed speaking with this Israel resident today. His hat says Build Israel Great Again. You can find the full interview on my YouTube or iTunes channels, but here’s a snippet:

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  45. MaineCoon says:

    A link to The Temple Institute in Jerusalem might be of interest.

    “The Temple Institute’s Holy Temple Visitors Center includes a highly advanced, state-of-the-art presentation of the Temple-ready sacred vessels created by the Institute, garments of the High Priest, oil-paintings depicting aspects of the Divine service of the Holy Temple and a model of the Holy Temple Complex. Visitors will also be able to see a scaled-down stone altar, made in accordance with Torah law, transportable and completely ready for use on the Temple Mount.”

    Many Orthodox Jews are seriously planning and preparing for the rebuilding of The Temple.

    The Institutes’ short video will show you the original Temple’s items as detailed in Scripture which they have re-made in preparation of a Third Temple. Of course, all is in gold. Scroll down the page to see more items and a rendition of Herod’s Temple

    IIRC it is this place whereby one can donate gold scrap jewelry, etc. to be melted and used. It’s be a while since I looked at this site, so if it’s not them, it’s another entity.

    Given events of our President, this site might enhance your knowledge of all things Jewish on the Second Temple.

    https://www.templeinstitute.org/new-location.htm

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  46. Dora says:

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  47. MaineCoon says:

    WOW!!! President Trump’s personal Twitter page’s Header is him at the Western Wall!!!

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  48. tonyE says:

    Very nice.

    Stay tune for CNN, MSNBC, Wapo and NYT…

    “An unnamed friend of a source said that Trump’d head was itching and he was happy to take off the yamaka…”

    or something typically stup!d…

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  49. Sam says:

    During the campaign i was’t sure if Trump was a Christian other than by family tradition. I think over time and especially with all the prayers being said for him and his family that his faith has deepened and matured. I believe he really is a brother in Christ now, that his faith is sincerely held.

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  50. malpine says:

    Granted, it was right before the election. No less kudos to Trump, tho.

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