Saturday, July 25, 2009

Unity Day 2009 Hebrew-English Seminar

Nahtahn Ben Ahmeshadye
Unity Day Planning Committee 2009
KNN-Village of Peace
Dimona, Israel

This year's Unity Day Theme:
"Servant/Leader = Total Performance = A Decade for Our Youth"

"And in the days of these kings shall the Yah (God) of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdom, and it shall stand forever".
Daniel 2:44

For this Year's Unity Day, we reflect back to this year's National History Month and inaugurated "A Decade for the Children", and like unto the National History Month directorate, we the 2009 Unity Day Planning Committee have pursued the season at hand.

Many of our future Servant/Leaders will emerge in the next decade. This being so, we must prepare out youth. 'Total Performance' is what was heard in today's seminar.

The young sons and daughters who presented today were raised in this "redemptive struggle".

Liken unto the Great Servant/Leader Extraordinaire Ben-Ammi, we bear witness to His works: Total Performance for His Yah and His people. Today, as Servants/Leaders Extraordinaire, we must prepare our youth to be Yah's (God's) Leaders: able men and women, Yah-fearing men and women of Truth, haters of covetousness, wise and understanding men and women whom are known among the people. Today, you will hear the testimonies to the vision and future of the Kingdom of Yah as seen by our youth.

The Order of the Day - WE SERVE.

The Unity Day 2009 Hebrew-English Seminar's featured speakers and their topics were:

-Ahk Yahonatan Ben Acaviyah-Chosen First Fruit (CFF)
Brotherhood Chairman of the Unity Day Planning Committee 2009
"The Historical-Prophetic Dynamics of the Servant/Leader"

-Tsifoonah Baht Sar Elyahshuv-Youth on the Move (YOM)
"The Importance of Being My Brother/Sister's Keeper"
(presentation given in the Hebrew language)

-Horaliel Ben Ahk Horaliel & Ben Immanuel Ben Nasik Immanuel-Youth on the Move (YOM)
"The Seven Principles of Divine Leadership"
(presentation given in the Hebrew language)

-Yanah Baht Tsadok-Youth on the Move (YOM)
"Rewriting the Proverbs as it Relates to the New Vision"

The New Jerusalem Fire Choir did two selections after the break.

-Ahk Ovadiyah Ben Nasik Gavriel HaGadol-Chosen First Fruit (CFF)
"Comprehending and Continuing the works (of our Fathers)"

-Ahkote Markeeyah Eshet Sapeer-Chosen First Fruit (CFF)
"Analyzing the Servant/Leader Concept from the Perspective of Health",
(presentation given in the Hebrew language)

-Ahk Elrahm Ben Zockriel-Chosen First Fruit (CFF)
"Explaining/Summarizing the Theme from the Perspective of the CFF and the YOM"

Abbah Ben Ammi's closing comments were that the youth's presentations were very impressive. It was not only the works of Dr. Ahtur Khazriel and Nasik Aharon being part of the Scholarship Body and preparing them for today's seminar, but that each and every one of the Saints of the Kingdom also contributed to their testimonies and to their overall presentations today.

Ahk Nahtahn added, that the presenters expressed that they did not come to take the place of their fathers and mothers--the great leaders of the Kingdom, but to come to assist in building this great and mighty Kingdom, for it is Truth that inherits the manifestation of what we today bear witness to.

Ahk Ovadiyah made a thought-provoking comment that, saying "We've heard the proverb that you know a tree by the fruit it bears, and that now is the time for the fruit to prove that it came from this tree!"

Friday, July 24, 2009

Unity Day 2009 Has Begun!

The Hebrew Israelite Community inaugurates its Unity Day 2009
KNN-Village of Peace
Dimona, Israel

The Hebrew Israelite Community officially inaugurated its Unity Day 2009 festivities on Yom Khamishee (Thursday) at sunset with the Unity Day Communal Prayer in all cities in the Holy Land wherein community members reside--Arad, Mitzpe Ramon, Tiberias and Tel Aviv.

Despite its name, "Unity Day" is actually a week-long celebration, normally held bi-annually, and occasionally annually in the Dimona Community, as well as in various other extensions of the Community throughout the world. Unity Day is a time wherein members and guests celebrate the diversity and the beauty of oneness within the Community.

Everyone participates in the week's activities, in particular, the Divine Jerusalem Brotherhood, the Divine Jerusalem Sisterhood and the Youth on the Move (YOM)--the body of youth from age 13 up to pre-adulthood. These two bodies encapsulate the great majority of the Community.

Following the Unity Day Communal Prayer, the Unity Day Run was held on Yom Sheshe (Friday) morning. Men, women and children of all ages including women in conception, as well as mothers pushing babies in strollers, are all geared up in red and white sports attire to run, jog or fastwalk in 'unity' while chanting praises unto the Yah (God) of Creation.

The terrain was noneother than the mountainous foothills of Judea surrounding the Dimona Community located in the Negev Desert. The Saints and many guests assembled at 7:30am and the run began at 8:00. Despite the early hour, the run took place in the blazing hot morning sun at 32ºC (that's 90ºF)!

At the completion of the run, everyone gathered together and shouted "HalleluYah!" joyously before continuing on the the family Unity softball games. It was truly a sight to behold, and an experience to never forget.

Pictured above: (1) after of the run, the Spiritual Leader Ben Ammi addresses the Brotherhood and, (2) Sisterhood, and YOM runners. Afterwards the Unity softball game featured (3) Ahtur Ahvraham pitching to Morah Marninah, a grandmother, and then (4) to his own abbah Nasik (Prince) Gavriel HaGadol-a great-granfather and formidable slugger; (5) Sar (Minister) Elyahkeem--the celebrated first Hebrew citizen of Israel (click here to read story) is up to bat; (6) the drum section relaxes in the shade and keeps the crowd lively with Edenic rhythm.

Unique to this year will be the 'Return to Eden' theme for the Divine Cuisine Exhibit and tasting, which will feature live foods and fruit dishes made with both fresh and dehydrated foods. The concept to envision is how will we be eating 40 years from now, and the foods prepared for the Cuisine will demonstrate dishes towards optimal health to add the Community's already established 40+ years of vegan recipes.

On Erev Shabbaht (the eve of the Holy Sabbath, Friday evening), there will be a Unity Day Shabbaht service, and the Unity Day Conference on the Shabbaht day (Saturday).

Unity Day week will include:
-a Kingdom Sounds Concert featuring artists and original songs from the Community
-National Farm Day
-Kingdom Outdoor Theater
-the Unity Day Cuisine Presentations
-various Cultural Exhibits
-the Unity Day Prayer
-Unity Day proper, which will include
uniformity in entity dress,
the Unity Day Brunch
Fun and Games
Ministerial Awards Presentations
Unity Day Parade Presentations
the Unity Day Closeout Ball
Awards Ceremony
Divine Miseebah (party)

At the close of the festivities will be the family outing for all family members to enjoy.

Please stay tuned to KNN for Unity Day coverage. Yah Khai!!! (Yah Lives!!!)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Evil Genius Strikes Again

E-cigarettes offer smoke-free nicotine, but experts skeptical
Delores Flynn
The Detroit News

Scott Marino was recently in Kroger puffing away on a cigarette when an employee told him he couldn't smoke in the store. The 43-year-old Shelby Township resident said "no problem" -- because the cigarette wasn't real.

Marino hasn't smoked in a little more than a month due in part to electronic or e-cigarettes, which provide a nonflammable, tar- and tobacco-free alternative to traditional cigarettes. Powered by a lithium battery, the cigarette includes a liquid nicotine cartridge, a "glowing" end and smoke-like vapors.

"It's a great option, especially in light of the state considering a smoking ban," said Marino, who smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for 25 years. "You can smoke it in restaurants or work, and carry it around with you and not need a lighter."

The electronic cigarette kits sell for roughly $99 to $129.99 and include a wall charger as well as a pack of five cartridges valued at $10 that come in four different nicotine levels: 16 milligrams, 11, 6 and 0. Various flavors such as regular tobacco, apple and vanilla are also available. One nicotine cartridge is the equivalent of 20 traditional cigarettes -- or a pack. A pack of cigarettes in Michigan costs about $6.

The technology was invented by a Chinese scientist in 2004, and Smoking Everywhere obtained the right to sell the product in the United States. It's one of about five major e-cigarette companies. Njoy and Bloog use similar technology.

Smoking Everywhere has reported sales of about $12 million in 2008 for the product marketed to ages 18 and older, Linscott said.

It has become about a $100 million industry, said Matt Salmon, president of the Electronic Cigarette Association.

The kiosk in Oakland Mall has sold more than 130 kits since it opened May 1, and sells about 20 packs of cartridges daily, according to co-owner John Mannino, who opened a second kiosk at Birch Run mall Wednesday.

See: E-cigarettes offer smoke-free nicotine, but experts skeptical

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Excitement, Fear Precede Solar Eclipse

Superstitions Surround Rare Event in Asia
By Michael Casey
Associated Press

Millions of people across Asia will witness the longest total solar eclipse that will happen this century, as vast swaths of India and China, the entire city of Shanghai and southern Japanese islands are plunged into darkness Wednesday for about five minutes.

Streams of amateur stargazers and scientists are traveling long distances to witness the once-in-a-lifetime event.

Astronomers hope the eclipse will unlock clues about the sun, while an astrologer in Myanmar predicts it could usher in chaos. Some in India are advising pregnant relatives to stay indoors to follow a centuries-old tradition of avoiding the sun's invisible rays.

The eclipse will appear first at dawn in India's Gulf of Khambhat just north of the metropolis of Mumbai.

It will move east across India, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China before hitting the Pacific. The eclipse will cross some southern Japanese islands and be last visible from land at Nikumaroro Island in the South Pacific nation of Kiribati. Elsewhere, a partial eclipse will be visible in much of Asia.

For astronomers, it will be a chance for a prolonged view of the sun's corona, a white ring 600,000 miles from the sun's surface. The previous total eclipse, in August 2008, was two minutes and 27 seconds. This one will last 6 minutes and 39 seconds at its maximum point.

Solar scientist Lucie Green is aboard an American cruise ship heading for that point near the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, where the axis of the moon's shadow will pass closest to earth.

See: Ominous Predictions