A day after President Donald Trump drew outrage for posing in front of Washington DC's St. John's Episcopal Church holding a Bible, the Trumps posed for photos in front of a statue of Saint Pope John Paul II outside the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, a place of prayer for Catholics. The move was swiftly denounced by a top Catholic church official. Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory said in a statement: “I find it baffling that and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles, which call us to defend the rights of all people even those with whom we might disagree." Critics criticized the President the day before after police used
A mother requests the impossible as Jesus reveals the Father’s wishes supersede his own (Matthew 20:20 – 20:28).
The mother of Zebedee’s sons (the disciples James and John) came to Jesus, knelt down, and asked a favor of him. “What is it you want?” Jesus asked. “Grant that one of my two sons may sit at your right side and the other at your left side in your kingdom.” “You do not understand what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?” “We can,” they answered. Jesus said, “You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left-hand side is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.” When the other ten disciples heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers. Jesus
Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tract Yomah – Regulations concerning the remaining services of the high priest on this day in the times of the First and Second Temples.
p. 69 CHAPTER V. REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE REMAINING SERVICES OF THE HIGH-PRIEST ON THIS DAY IN THE TIMES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND TEMPLES. MISHNA: They brought to him a [golden] spoon and censer: he took two handfuls [of incense] and filled the spoon with it. If he had a large hand, it was much; otherwise, it was a little: he used the hand as the measure. He took the censer in his right hand, and the spoon in his left hand. GEMARA: In a Boraitha we have learned: They brought him an empty spoon from the chamber of the utensils, and a censer full of incense from the chamber of Beth Abtinas. "He took two handfuls." What was the spoon needed for on the Day of Atonement? It is written
Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tract Yomah – Regulations concerning the two goats on the Day of Atonement, how they were slaughtered, send away, etc.
p. 58 CHAPTER IV. REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE TWO GOATS OF THE DAY OF ATONEMENT: HOW THEY WERE SLAUGHTERED, SENT AWAY, ETC. MISHNA: He shook the box, and took out two lots. On one is written, "to Jehovah"; on the other is written, "to Azazel." The Segan is at his right, and the head of the family [see above] on his left. If that of Jehovah was taken up by his right hand, the Segan says to him, "My lord the high-priest, raise thy right hand." If that of Jehovah was taken up by his left hand, the head of the family addresses him: "My lord the high-priest, raise thy left hand." He placed them [the lots] on the two he-goats, and uttered: "To Jehovah a sin-offering." R. Ishmael
Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tract Yomah – Regulations concerning the time of slaughtering the daily offering, the entering of a layman into the court of the Temple…
p. 40 CHAPTER III. REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE TIME OF SLAUGHTERING THE DAILY OFFERING, THE ENTERING OF A LAYMAN INTO THE COURT OF THE TEMPLE, AND THE ORDER OF THE HIGH-PRIEST'S SERVICE ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT. MISHNA: The Superintendent used to say to them: Go out and see whether the time for slaughtering has come. If it had come, the one who saw it said: "(Barqai) It becomes light." Matthew b. Samuel says: He used to ask: "Is the whole east bright, as far as Hebron?" and he answered: "Yea." [Why was all this necessary? Because on one occasion the moonlight was bright, and they mistook it for dawn. They slaughtered the daily sacrifice, and removed it to the place of burning (finding it unfit).] The high-priest used to
Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tract Yomah – Concerning the lots the priests drew, what priests should go to the altar, and how many priests were needed for each sacrifice.
p. 30 CHAPTER II. CONCERNING THE LOTS THE PRIESTS DREW, WHAT PRIESTS SHOULD GO TO THE ALTAR, AND HOW MANY PRIESTS WERE NEEDED FOR EACH SACRIFICE. MISHNA: Formerly, whoever desired to clear the altar of the ashes did so. When there were many of them (priests), they ran on the staircase (leading to the top of altar). Whoever first came within four ells, merited it. When two were on a par, the superintendent said to them (all priests): Put forth your fingers. Which did they put forth? One or two, but not the thumb in the Temple (which were counted instead of the persons they belonged to, and the service was given to the last). Once an accident happened: one of two who were running up the staircase pushed
Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tract Yomah – Concerning the high-priest’s preparations for the service of the Day of Atonement.
p. 1 TRACT YOMAH (DAY OF ATONEMENT). CHAPTER I. CONCERNING THE HIGH-PRIEST'S PREPARATIONS FOR THE SERVICE OF THE DAY OF ATONEMENT (WHEN THE TEMPLE WAS IN EXISTENCE). MISHNA: Seven days before the Day of Atonement the high-priest is to be removed from his house to the Palhedrin Chamber (), and another high-priest is appointed to substitute him in case he become unfit for the service by becoming unclean. R. Jedudah says another wife is to be appointed for him also, in case his own wife dies, whereas it is said [Lev. xvii. 11], "and shall make atonement for himself and for his house"; "his house"--that is, his wife. But it was objected that in this manner there will be no end to the matter. (The other wife may die
p. xi CONTENTS. PAGE DEDICATION, v EXPRESSION OF THANKS, vii INTRODUCTION, xiii SYNOPSIS OF SUBJECTS OF VOLUME VI.--TRACT YOMAH, xvii CHAPTER I. CONCERNING THE HIGH-PRIEST'S PREPARATIONS FOR THE SERVICE OF THE DAY OF ATONEMENT (WHEN 1 THE TEMPLE WAS IN EXISTENCE), CHAPTER II. CONCERNING THE LOTS THE PRIESTS DREW, WHAT PRIESTS SHOULD GO TO THE ALTAR, AND HOW MANY 30 PRIESTS WERE NEEDED FOR EACH SACRIFICE, CHAPTER III. REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE TIME OF SLAUGHTERING THE DAILY OFFERING, THE ENTERING OF A 40 LAYMAN INTO THE COURT OF THE TEMPLE, AND THE ORDER OF THE HIGH-PRIEST'S SERVICE ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT, CHAPTER IV. REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE TWO GOATS OF THE DAY OF ATONEMENT: HOW THEY WERE 58 SLAUGHTERED, SENT AWAY, ETC., CHAPTER V. REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE REMAINING SERVICES OF THE HIGH-PRIEST ON THIS DAY IN THE TIMES OF 69 THE FIRST AND SECOND TEMPLES, p. xii CHAPTER
Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tract Pesachim – Regulations concerning the meal on the eve of Passover and the four cups of wine to be drunk with the meal.
p. 210 CHAPTER X. REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE MEAL ON THE EVE OF PASSOVER AND THE FOUR CUPS OF WINE TO BE DRUNK WITH THE MEAL. MISHNA: On the eve of any Passover it is not lawful for a person to eat anything from the time of Min'hah (afternoon prayer) until after dusk. Even the meanest in Israel shall not eat until they have arranged themselves in proper order at ease round the able; nor shall a person have less than four cups of wine, even if they must be given him from the funds devoted to the charitable support of the very poor. GEMARA: Does the law (in the first clause of the Mishna) apply only to the eve of Passover? is it not unlawful to eat aught on
Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tract Pesachim – Regulations concerning the Second Passover, the Passover at the exodus from Egypt, concerning cases where the Paschal sacrifice had become mixed.
p. 191 CHAPTER IX REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE SECOND PASSOVER--THE PASSOVER AT THE EXODUS FROM EGYPT--CONCERNING CASES WHERE THE PASCHAL SACRIFICE HAD BECOME MIXED. MISHNA: Persons who, in consequence of being (ritually) unclean or on a distant journey, did not observe the first Passover, must observe the second. Also such as have, either through error or compulsion, been prevented from observing the first, must observe the second Passover. Why, then, the verse [Numb. ix. 10]: "If any man whatever be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be on a distant journey"? In order to teach us, that in case of the neglect of the observance of the second Passover by them, they do not incur the penalty of Kareth (excision), but others do incur it. GEMARA: It was taught: