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Jerusalem Dateline: Russia in Syria: Shifting Mideast Power Balance? 10/07/16

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: could Russian battle in Syria shift Mideast power balance? plus B-D-S history -- its threat to the Jewish State; also an exclusive on the killing fields of ISIS; and a Jewish prayer its meaning for Jews & ... ... Read Transcript


Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE," WE

LOOK AT THE PIVOTAL BATTLE

IN THE SYRIAN CITY OF

ALEPPO, AND WHY IT MAY

SHIFT THE BALANCE OF POWER

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

PLUS A LOOK AT THE HISTORY

OF THE B.D.S. MOVEMENT,

AND HOW IT THREATENS THE

JEWISH STATE.

> ALSO, AN EXCLUSIVE

LOOK AT THE KILLING FIELDS

OF ISIS, AND HOW A JEWISH

PRAYER HOLDS SUCH SPECIAL

MEANING FOR JEWS AND

CHRISTIANS.

> HELLO, AND WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

COULD RUSSIA BE TAKING

ADVANTAGE OF THE U.S.

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TO

MAKE MILITARY GAINS INSIDE

SYRIA?

SOME MILITARY ANALYSTS ARE

MAKING THAT CLAIM AND

STRESSING THAT THE MOSCOW

PLAN FURTHERS THE HUMAN

TRAGEDY IN THE SYRIAN CITY

OF ALEPPO.

GLOBAL FOREIGN POLICY

EXPERTS THINK IN ACTION IN

THE MIDDLE EAST, COMBINED

WITH A LAME-DUCK

PRESIDENCY OPEN THE DOOR

FOR RUSSIA TO GAIN A

POWERFUL FOOT HOLD IN THE

REGION.

THEY'RE TRYING TO

EFFECTIVELY BOMB EASTERN

ALEPPO INTO SURRENDER.

THEY THINK THEY CAN

ACHIEVE AS MUCH IN THE

LAST DYING MONTHS OF THE

OBAMA PRESIDENCY, WHERE

THERE WILL MOST CERTAINLY

BE VERY LITTLE PUSHBACK

FROM THE AMERICANS.

Chris: ALEPPO FACES

CONSTANT ATTACK FROM SYRIA

AND THE RUSSIAN TROOPS.

THE RUSSIANS HAVE

NOTICED THERE WAS A VACUUM

IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND

THEY'RE TRYING TO FILL

THAT VACUUM, AND BY SO

DOING, INCREASE THEIR

STRATEGIC POWER.

Chris: IT HAS

PROMPTED WASHINGTON TO CUT

OFF TALKS WITH RUSSIA

WOULD YOABOUT A CEASE-FIRE.

RUSSIA AND THE SYRIAN

REGIME HAVE CHOSEN TO

PURSUE A MILITARY COURSE

INCONSISTENT WITH THE

UNITED NATIONS.

Chris: IT IS AT ODDS

WITH THE U.S. AND WESTERN

POWERS.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE

RUSSIANS ARE DOING,

POURING EVERYTHING THEY

CAN POSSIBLY MUSTARD IN

ORDER TO HELP ASSAD.

BY CONTRAST, THE AMERICAN

AGENDA IN BOTH SYRIA AND

IRAQ HAS BEEN EXTREMELY

CONFUSED FROM THE OUTSIDE.

Chris: THIS SITUATION

GOT WORSE WHEN RUSSIA

ADMITTED DEPLOYING A

MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM IN

SYRIA.

Through Translator:

IT IS NOT QUITE CLEAR WHY

THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE S300

HAS WORRIED OUR WESTERN

COLLEAGUES.

Chris: HE SAYS THIS

ACTION IS CLEARLY INTENDED

TO DETER THE U.S. BECAUSE

REBEL GROUPS HAVE NO

PLANES OR BALLISTIC

MISSILES.

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING TO

THE AMERICANS OR ANYBODY

ELSE, IF YOU'RE THINKING

OF PUTTING PLANES UP AND

ACTING AGAINST OUR ALLIES,

AGAINST THE REGIME FORCES,

WE'RE READY FOR THAT, AND

THAT GOING TO HAVE

CONSEQUENCES, POTENTIALLY.

Chris: IN THE

MEANTIME, WHAT IS GOOD FOR

THE RUSSIANS HASN'T BEEN

GOOD FOR THE SYRIAN

CIVILIANS.

AS WE ARE SYRIAN, WE

CAN'T BEAR ANYMORE TO SEE

CHILDREN KILLED IN FRONT

OF US.

THE UNITED NATIONS IS

USELESS.

THEY ARE KILLERS.

THEY ARE MURDERS.

Chris: SPIRE SAYS

SINCE THE COLD WAR, THE

U.S. WAS LIKE THE SHERIFF

IN THE REGION, MAINTAINING

A DEGREE OF ORDER.

NOW THAT THAT IS GONE,

THERE IS A DIFFERENT

REALITY.

WHEN THE AMERICANS DID

NOT PURSUE THEIR STATED

INTERESTS IN SYRIA, THEN

YOU END UP WITH A RUTHLESS

POWER, RUSSIA, COMING IN

AND TERRORIZING A CIVILIAN

POPULATION INTO SUBMISSION

BEFORE THE EYES OF THE

WORLD.

Chris: IT IS UNLIKELY

THAT THE TRAGEDY IN ALEPPO

AND INSIDE SYRIA WILL BE

OVER ANY TIME SOON.

ONE OF THE MOST

ANTI-ISRAEL MOVEMENTS IN

THE WORLD TODAY IS THE

B.D.S., BOYCOTT,

DIVESTMENTS, AND SANCTIONS

MOVEMENT.

IT IS WELL-FUNDED AND

SPREADING ACROSS COLLEGE

CAMPUSES.

DALE HURD HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: B.D.S.

ACTIVISTS WILL TELL YOU

THEY'RE ONLY DEFENDING THE

RIGHTS OF PALESTINIANS.

BUT WHEN THEY CHANT "FROM

THE RIVER TO THE SEA,"

THEY'RE CALLING FOR THE

COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF

ISRAEL.

OUR MOVEMENT, THE

B.D.S. MOVEMENT, THE

PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY

MOVEMENT IS STARTING TO

REFRAME THE CONVERSATION

AND THAT'S WHY THEY'RE SO

AFRAID.

Reporter: THE B.D.S.

MOVEMENT IS GROWING, AND

HAS BECOME A FORCE ON MORE

AND MORE COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

IT IS AIMED AT ONLY ONE

NATION, THE ONLY DEMOCRACY

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

NO OTHER COUNTRY, JUST

ISRAEL.

Reporter: RICHARD

MILLET TRACKS THE B.D.S.

MOVEMENT THROUGH THIS

WEBSITE.

THEY DON'T CALL FOR

BOYCOTTS ON POLICIES THAT

AMERICA DOESN'T AGREE

WITH, OR BRITAIN, BEFORE

WE GET INTO CHINA, RUSSIA,

SYRIA, SAUDI ARABIA --

THERE IS NO BOYCOTT THERE.

SO YOU ANSWER WHY.

Reporter: THE ANSWER

TO THAT QUESTION CAN BE

FOUND IN THE ANSWER TO

ANOTHER IMPORTANT

QUESTION: WHO FOUNDED THE

B.D.S. MOVEMENT?

B.D.S. LEADERS SAY THE

MOVEMENT WAS LAUNCHED IN

2005 BY THE PALESTINIAN

CIVIL SIGH THEITY, BU SOCIETY, BUT THE

EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT IS NOT

TRUE.

WATCH THIS VIDEO OF B.D.S.

LEADERS DISCUSSING IT IN

MAY OF THIS YEAR.

ELAN POPPY IS THE DIRECTOR

OF THE UNIVERSITY OF

EXITOR IN ENGLAND.

HE ADMITS THAT THE

PALESTINIANS DID NOT

CREATE THE B.D.S.

MOVEMENT.

THE PALESTINIANS

LAUNCHED.

B.D.S. IN 2005 AND 2004?

YES.

[APPLAUSE]

FOR HISTORICAL RECORDS,

YES, OKAY.

IT IS IMPORTANT.

Reporter: IT IS

IMPORTANT BECAUSE IF THE

PALESTINIANS DID NOT BEGIN

THE B.D.S. MOVEMENT, THEN

THE QUESTION, OF COURSE,

IS WHO DID?

PROFESSOR GERALD STEINBERG

IN JERUSALEM SAYS B.D.S.

IS CREATION OF EUROPEAN

SOCIALISTS AND MUSLIM

NATIONS WHO OPPOSE ISRAEL,

LED BY THE 57 NATION

ORGANIZATION OF THE

ISLAMIC CONFERENCE, THE

LARGEST VOTING BLOCK AT

THE UNITED NATIONS.

THEY GET TOGETHER WITH

THE RADICAL LEFT, STARTING

WITH THE SOVIET UNION, AND

FILTERED OVER TO THE LABOR

PARTY IN THE U.K., AND

MANY OTHER RADICAL ALLIES.

AND THE FACTS THAT THIS

IS, IN MANY WAY, A

EUROPEAN RADICAL POLITICAL

MOVEMENT MAKES IT EVEN

LESS LEGITIMATE.

Reporter: THERE HAVE

BEEN BOYCOTTS OF ISRAEL

SINCE BEFORE THE CREATION

OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

SOME EVEN TRACE THE

BOYCOTTS BACK TO NAZI

GERMANY IN 1933.

BUT THE MODERN B.D.S.

MOVEMENT TOOK SHAPE AT THE

2001 ONE CONFERENCE, AN

EVENT SO RIPE WITH BLATENT

ANTI-SEMITISM THAT

DELEGATES WALKED OUT.

PEOPLE WERE

DISTRIBUTING OR SELLING

COPIES OF THE SO-CALLED

PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF

ZION.

THERE WERE PEOPLE THERE

SUPPORTING NAZIISM AND

URGING A RETURN TO THAT.

FROM THAT MOVEMENT, THE

NEW B.D.S. CAMPAIGN

EMERGED.

Reporter: ANOTHER KEY

QUESTION IS WHO FUNDS

B.D.S.?

STEINBERG SAYS THE

MOVEMENT GETS HUNDREDS OF

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A

YEAR.

SOME OF ITS FUNDING IS

DIFFICULT TO TRACK.

BUT IF YOU LIVE IN A

WESTERN NATION, THERE IS A

GOOD CHANCE YOU HELP FUND

IT THROUGH YOUR TAX

DOLLARS, AND PERHAPS EVEN

YOUR TITHE.

THE B.D.S. MOVEMENT GETS

MOST OF ITS FUNDING FROM

THE EUROPEAN UNION,

EUROPEAN NATIONAL

GOVERNMENTS, AND EVEN THE

U.S. GOVERNMENT, WHO GIVE

MONEY TO N.G.O.s, OR

NON-GOVERNMENTAL

ORGANIZATIONS, WHO CLAIM

TO FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS,

BUT WHO ALSO OPPOSE THE

STATE OF ISRAEL.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL,

KEN ROTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS

WATCH -- THESE

ORGANIZATIONS ARE FUNDED

BY GOVERNMENTS UNDER THE

LABEL OF INTERNATIONAL

AID, PROMOTING HUMAN

RIGHTS, PROMOTING PEACE

AND DEVELOPMENT, THE

SWISS.

SWISS, THE SWEDES, THE

GERMANS, UP AND DOWN --

THE MONEY THERE IS HUGE.

Reporter: SOME

CHRISTIAN CHARITIES ALSO

GIVE MONEY TO B.D.S.

THE WEB PAGE FOR CHRISTIAN

AID MAKES IT LIKE LIKE IT

ONLY FIGHTS POVERTY.

SCROLL DOWN ON THEIR

WEBSITE, AND YOU'LL ALSO

SEE THEY SUPPORT B.D.S.,

AS DOES THE PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH U.S.A.

AND WHILE THE B.D.S. HAS

BEEN IN ONE RESPECT A

FAILURE, IT HAS SUCCEEDED

IN ANOTHER AREA, BY

SPREADING ANTI-SEMITISM

ACROSS COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

WHAT WE'RE SEEING

INCREASINGLY IS THAT

B.D.S. ACTIVISTS ARE

INTIMIDATING STUDENT

GOVERNMENTS AT COLLEGES

AND UNIVERSITIES TO PAY

FOR THEIR ACTIVITIES.

AND IF THEY DON'T, THERE

MAY BE REPERCUSSIONS.

Reporter:

AGGRESSIVELY CONFRONTING

AND SOMETIMES ASSAULTING

JEWISH STUDENTS AT FACULTY

AT PRO-ISRAEL EVENTS.

RONNIE FRAZIER, OF THE THE

ACADEMIC FRIENDS OF

ISRAEL, WARNS THE NEXT

GENERATION OF LEADERS IS

BEING BRA BRAINWASHED.

STUDENTS ARE BEING FED

A DIET THAT ISRAEL IS A

RACIST STATE, ISRAEL

EQUALS THE NAZIS.

Reporter: WITH

MASSIVE FUNDING BEHIND IT,

B.D.S. IS TURNING PEOPLE

AGAINST ISRAEL AND

CREATING A GENERATION OF

LEADERS WHO MAY SOME DAY

TRY TO CARRY OUT WHAT SOME

HAVE SAID IS THE REAL GOAL

OF THE B.D.S. MOVEMENT:

THE ELIMINATION OF THE

STATE OF ISRAEL.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Chris: UP NEXT, AN

EXCLUSIVE AND SOBERING

VISIT TO THE KILLING

FIELDS OF ISIS IN NORTHERN

IRAQ.

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

RECENTLY I HAD THE

OPPORTUNITY TO REPORT ON

THE CONFLICT BETWEEN ISIS

AND THE FREE WORLD.

TRAGICALLY ISIS HAS LEFT

BEHIND A TRAIL OF DEATH

AND DESTRUCTION.

I FOUND THAT SOBERING

TRUTH AT A MASS GRAVE FOR

THE YAZIDI PEOPLE, AN

ETHNIC GROUP IN NORTHERN

IRAQ.

WE'RE JUST OUTSIDE THE

CITY OF SINJAR RIGHT NOW,

AND I'M STEPPING OVER THE

FENCE OF WHAT HAS BECOME A

MASS GRAVE SITE.

THERE ARE 28 OF THESE IN

THIS AREA.

AND I BELIEVE THERE WERE A

NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED

HERE.

1500 YAZIDIS IN ALL WERE

KILLED.

MOST WERE MEN, AND MANY

OTHERS WERE WOMEN AND

CHILDREN.

THE TEST FOR BOYS WAS IF

THEY RAISED THEIR ARM AND

THEY HAD ANY UNDERARM

HAIR, THEY COULD BE

KILLED.

WE'RE HERE WITH DAVID

E UBANKS AND HIS SON.

ONE OF THE POWER THINGS

THEY SAID WAS THIS COULD

BE OUR DAUGHTER; THIS

COULD BE YOUR DAUGHTER.

IT IS JUST AN ATROCITY.

THIS IS THE FIRST MASS

GRAVE I'VE EVER BEEN TO,

AND IT IS A PRETTY MOVING

SIGHT TO SEE HUMAN BONES,

TO SEE THE CLOTHES OF THE

PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR

LIVES HERE.

IT SPEAKS TO THE BRUTALITY

OF ISIS.

BUT CERTAINLY THESE ARE

NOT FIRST MASS GRAVES IN

HISTORY.

THERE HAVE BEEN FAR, FAR

TOO MANY OF THESE KIND OF

SITES.

IT IS A SACRED SITE

BECAUSE THIS WAS THEIR

LAST RESTING PLACE, UNLESS

THEY MAY EXHUME THE BODIES

AND REBURY THEM SOMEWHERE.

WITHOUT GETTING TOO

GRAPHIC, YOU CAN SEE SOME

OF THE CLOTHES OF THESE

PEOPLE.

YOU CAN SEE THE BONES.

YOU CAN SEE SKULLS AND

TEETH.

AND IT'S QUITE A MOVING

SIGHT, LIKE I SAID.

HOPEFULLY -- AND AS DAVE

SAID AS WELL, THIS IS ONE

REASON WHY ISIS NEEDS TO

BE CONQUERED AND STOPPED,

BECAUSE OF ATROCITIES LIKE

THIS.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE

GOING TO SEE, WHAT THE

WORLD IS GOING TO SEE,

WHEN ISIS LANDS ARE

RETAKEN.

HOW MANY MORE MASS GRAVES

THERE MIGHT BE.

AND I THINK IT IS A REAL

TESTAMENT -- I GUESS A

LESSON FOR THE WORLD THAT

I KNOW AFTER THE HOLOCAUST

PEOPLE SAID NEVER AGAIN.

BUT, AGAIN, IT, SADLY,

JUST KEEPS HAPPENING.

DAVE, DO YOU HAVE ANY

THOUGHTS?

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN

HEAR ME.

I THINK EVERY

GENERATION IS FACED WITH

"NEVER AGAIN."

THAT'S NOT A ONE TIME

THING.

YOUR TALKING ABOUT CAIN

AND ABEL.

EVERY GENERATION, WE HAVE

AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE,

FOR THE GOOD OR THE EVIL

SIDE.

I'VE GOT ENOUGH EVIL GOING

ON IN ME TO SAY, LORD,

CLEAN THAT OUT, AND MAKE

ME USEFUL.

AND EACH OF US CAN STAND

FOR PEOPLE LIKE THIS.

70 PLUS PEOPLE IN THESE

MASS GRAVE SITES.

I LOOK AT THAT, AND WHEN

YOU SAID THIS COULD BE MY

SISTER, MY DAUGHTER, MY

WIFE, MY MOM, MY DAD -- IT

MAKES ME WANT TO CRY.

IT COULD BE.

AND IT IS SOMEBODY.

Chris: YEAH.

WHY DON'T WE -- THIS IS A

MOVING PLACE RIGHT HERE.

DAVE, WHY DON'T YOU PRAY

AND I'LL PRAY, TOO.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO

DO.

> LORD JESUS, ONLY YOU

CAN HEAL THIS.

ONLY YOU CAN FIX IT

BECAUSE THEY'RE DEAD.

AND THERE IS NO COURT.

BUT THERE IS YOUR HEAVENLY

COURT.

AND THERE IS YOUR ETERNAL

LIFE.

I ASK FOR ALL INVOLVED, I

ASK FOR WRONGS TO BE MADE

RIGHT.

HELP US DO OUR PART; HELP

US TO STOP AND CHANGE

THIS.

EVERYONE WHO WATCHES THIS

PROGRAM, AND I THINK WHAT

AN HONOR TO BE HERE WITH

CBN, AND TO BE HERE WITH

YOUR PEOPLE TO HELP TELL

THE STORY.

AFTEI ASK THAT YOU BLESS THEM

AND THESE PEOPLE AND THEIR

FAMILIES.

Chris: AND LORD, I

JUST PRAY THAT YOU WOULD

REDEEM THE SITUATION.

LORD, IT JUST LOOKS

HOPELESS.

AND WITHOUT EU, AN YOU AND FAITH

IN YOU, LORD, THIS WOULD

BE TOO HARD TO BEAR.

WE PRAY YOU WOULD REDEEM

THE SITUATION IN THE WAY

ONLY THAT YOU CAN.

WE THANK YOU THAT THE

BLOOD OF JESUS HAS SAVED

US, AND IT IS AVAILABLE TO

ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO

BE SAVED.

WE JUST PRAY THAT YOU

WOULD CLEANSE THIS LAND.

CLEANSE THIS LAND, REDEEM

THIS LAND FOR YOUR

PURPOSES, IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Chris: AMEN.

> COMING UP, FIND OUT

WHY YOM KIPPUR, THE TODAY

OF ATONEMENT, IS SO

SIGNIFICANT TO BOTH JEWS

Chris: WELCOME BACK.

LAST WEEK WE BROUGHT YOU A

RECORD ON SHOFARS AND THE

FEAST OF TRUMPETS OR ROSH

HASHANAH.

THISWEEK WE TAKE A LOOK AT

YOM KIPPUR, THE DAY OF

ATONEMENT.

BUT WHAT IS ITS IMPORTANT

TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND

CHRISTIANS.

JULIE STAAL TALKED WITH

BOWAS MICHAEL, AND ASKED

HIM ABOUT THIS SOL LOM

DAY.

SOLEMN DAY.

Reporter: BOWAS,

WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

IT IS A BLESSING.

Reporter: WE'RE IN

THE MIDDLE OF THE JEWISH

HOLIDAYS, THE BIBLICAL

HOLIDAYS.

WHAT IS INVOLVED THERE?

WE'RE INVOLVED IN THE

10 DAYS OF AWE, WHICH

SEPARATE ROSH HASHANAH

FROM YOM KIPPUR.

THEY ARE HEAVY, HEAVY DAYS

OF REFLECTION AND SEEKING

GOD'S FACE AS WE PREPARE

TO GO STAND BEFORE HIM.

IN A STATE OF FASTING AND

HUMILITY ON THE DAY OF YOM

KIPPUR.

WE'RE IN THE FALL HOLIDAYS

OF ROSH HASHANAH, THE 10

DAYS OF AWE, AND YOM

KIPPUR, AND THE

GREAT

EIGHTH DAY.

Reporter: WHAT DOES

THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT YOM

KIPPUR?

THE BIBLE SPEAKS ABOUT

YOM KIPPUR IN TERMS OF

BEING A GREAT DAY OF

JUDGMENT, OF US STANDING

BEFORE GOD.

ACCORDING TO A JEWISH

PERSPECTIVE, IT IS A TIME

IN WHICH WE WILL LITERALLY

BE STANDING BEFORE THE

FATHER ON THAT DAY OF

JUDGMENT.

SO IT IS CONSIDERED LIKE

THE DAY OF JUDGMENT.

THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF YOM

KIPPUR IN LEVITICUS 23 AND

25.

Reporter: HOW TO

JEWISH PEOPLE, ISRAELIS,

OBSERVE THAT DAY?

IT IS A 25-HOUR FAST.

THE FAST STARTS THE

EVENING PRIOR TO THE DAY.

AND THEN WE FAST ALL

THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AND IT

IS OBSERVED THROUGH SOLEMN

PRAYER, BEAUTIFUL

LITURGICAL SONGS.

IT BEGINS WITH THE SERVICE

CALLED THE CUL NE DRE,

WHICH IS THE SOUNDING OF

THE OPENING OF THE GATES

OF JUDGMENT.

WE SPEAK PRAYERS OF

REPENTANCE, AND WE BEAT

OUR CHEST AND RECALL OWL

OF THE SINS THAT WE MAY OR

MAY NOT HAVE DONE AND WE

ASK FOR FORGIVENESS.

AND HE GIVES US HIS

FORGIVENESS.

WE SEEK HIS FACE, AND HE

IS THERE.

HIS MERCY IS EVERY DAY,

AND IT IS TRUE,

PARTICULARLY ON THAT DAY.

Reporter: ON THAT

DAY,

WE ALSO

READ THE BOOK

OF JONAH?

YEAH.

Reporter: WHY?

JONAH IS A SYMBOL OF

RESPENREPENTANCE.

HE WAS STRUGGLING THROUGH

HIS OWN REFLECTIONS OF SIN

AND DOUBT BEFORE GOD, ALL

OF THESE THINGS THAT WE AS

HUMANS DO THROUGHOUT THE

YEAR AS WELL.

SO JONAH SYMBOLIZES,

OFTEN, OUR OWN ACTIONS,

DISOBBEING GOD AND GOING

DOES OBEYINDISOBEYING GOD.

Reporter: WHY SHOULD

CHRISTIANS CARE ABOUT YOM

KIPPUR?

IT IS THROUGH THE WORK

OF THE MESSIAH THAT OUR

SINS ARE TAKEN AWAY.

THERE IS BIBLICAL

UNDERSTANDING THERE FOR US

TO LIVE OUR DAILY LIVES

IN.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE

NEED TO BE REMINDED TO

LIVE A LIFE OF REPENTANCE.

WE NEED TO BE REMINDED

THAT JUDGMENT, FUTURE

JUDGMENT, IS REAL.

EVEN THOUGH MESSIAH,

CHRIST, HAS COVERED OUR

LIVES, OUR SINS, ALL OF

THOSE TYPES OF THINGS, WE,

AT ONE POINT, WILL FACE

JUDGMENT.

WE NEED TO FEAR GOD.

FEAR HEAVEN.

WE NEED TO BE RIGHT BEFORE

GOD.

WE NEED TO BE RIGHT BEFORE

OTHERS.

AND THIS GIVES US THAT

OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT

UPON HEAVENLY REALITIES IN

THIS EARTHLY REALM.

Reporter: A FEW DAYS

AFTER YOM KIPPUR, WE HAVE

SUKUT.

IT IS THIS THOUSAND

YEAR REIGN OF THE KING

HERE ON EARTH.

WHEN WE BUILD THESE

BOOTHS, WHEN WE REJOICE

OVER FESTIVAL MEALS WITH

OUR FAMILY, WHEN WE DO

THESE THINGS, IT IS LIKE

WE'RE LIVING THIS

ALTERNATIVE REALITY TO THE

WORLD WE LIVE IN RIGHT

NOW.

WE'RE DEPENDENT ON GOD.

WE HAVE SIMPLIFIED OUR

LIFE, AND WE'RE ENJOYING

PEACE AND FRUITS OF THE

LAND.

SO SUKUT IS THIS TIME OF

GREAT CELEBRATION.

Reporter: MICHAEL,

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US

ON "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

YOU'RE WELCOME.

Chris: COMING UP, AN

ANCIENT PRAYER THAT IS

STILL POWERFUL TODAY.

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

EACH YOM KIPPUR THE JEWISH

PEOPLE SAY A SPECIAL

PRAYER.

AS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS

STORY, IT HAS A SPECIAL

MEANING FOR BOTH JEWS AND

CHRISTIANS.

*

Chris: IT'S CALLED

THE BEDUI, A PRAYER OF

REPENTANCE AND A PLEA OF

FORGIVENESS.

IT IS A CENTRAL PRAYER

OF CONCESSION.

AND FOR FORGIVENESS OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE ON YOM

KIPPUR.

IT IS A PRAYER THAT THEY

PRAY, NOT ONLY ON BEHALF

OF THEMSELVES, BUT ON

BEHALF OF ALL OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

Chris: THIS REVEREND

SERVES IN THE HEART OF

JERUSALEM'S OLD CITY.

HE STUDIED THE ROOTS OF

CHRISTIANITY FOR ALMOST 30

YEARS.

JEREMIAH THE PROPHET WROTE

THAT THE HEART IS THE MOST

DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS

AND DEEDS NEED TO BE

REPENT STANCE.

STANCE.

REPENTANCE.

ONE THING WE LEARNED

FROM THE JEWISH PEOPLE IS

IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SAY

YOU'RE SORRY.

HAVE YOU TO CONFESS, SAY

YOU'RE SORRY, AND THEN AT

THE SAME TIME TAKE

PRACTICAL STEPS TO CHANGE

YOUR BEHAVIOR.

Chris: THE BEDUI HAS

THINGS TO BE SAID AS A

GROUP AND ALSO PERSONALLY.

WE HAVE SINNED BEFORE YOU

AND BETRAYED YOU, AND NOW

WE WANT TO REPENT AND ASK

FOR YOUR FORGIVENESS.

INDIVIDUALLY, O GOD AND

FATHER, MAKER OF THE

EARTH, I REPENT OF MY

SINS, AND I DISSOLVE TO

DEVOTE MYSELF MORE

FAITHFULLY TO YOUR HOLY

SERVICE.

CHRISTIANS CAN FIND A

PARALLEL BETWEEN YOM

KIPPUR AND THE TEACHINGS

OF JESUS.

WE HAVE A SAYING OF

JESUS, DON'T WE: IF YOU

BRING YOUR GIFT TO THE

ALTER AND YOUR BROTHER HAS

SOMETHING AGAINST YOU,

LEAVE YOUR GIFT AT THE

ALTER AND GO AND BE

RECONCILED WITH YOUR

BROTHER.

THE JEWISH TRADITION SAYS

GO GET YOUR RELATIONSHIP

RIGHT WITH YOUR NEIGHBOR,

WITH YOUR BROTHER, WITH

YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

FORGIVE AND BE RECONCILED.

AND THEN ON THE DAY OF

ATONEMENT, WHEN YOU BEGIN

TO FAST AND PRAY AND TO

CONFESS, GOD WILL HEAR

YOUR PRAYER AND FORGIVE

YOU, AS YOU HAVE FORGIVEN

OTHERS.

IT IS THE TEACHING OF

JESUS, AND IT IS SOMETHING

THAT IS PART AND PARCEL OF

JEWISH TRADITION.

AND HERE THE TWO LINE UP

VERY NICELY.

Chris: AS YOU CAN

SEE, THE BEDUI PRAYER IS A

VERY SPECIAL PRAYER.

> THANKS FOR JOINING US.

REMEMBER YOU CAN FOLLOW US

ON Facebook, TWITTER,

AND INSTAGRAM.

FOR OUR JEWISH FRIENDS,

MAY YOU HAVE AN EASY FAST

ON YOM KIPPUR.

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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