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December 24, 2014 SnyderTalk: The Greatest Sacrifice Ever Made was Made for You and Me

1--Intro Covering Israel and ME

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you.” Psalm 122: 6



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2--SnyderTalk Editorial 4


The Greatest Sacrifice Ever Made was Made for You and Me

A great deal of controversy surrounds Christmas.  We know, for example, that the Messiah was not born at Christmas.  He was born in the fall during the Feast of Tabernacles.

Some people claim that the Messiah is not deity, that He was just a man.  They even say that Christians introduced the idea that Yahweh had to become a Man so that He could show us how to live and pay the price for our sins.

They are mistaken.  Everything about the Messiah’s life (His birth, death, and resurrection) was foretold by the prophets, and it’s in the Tanach or what Christians call the Old Testament.  In my book His Name is Yahweh, I prove that point.

It’s important for all of us to realize that Yahweh, our Creator, loves us enough to take our sins upon Himself so that we can live with Him for eternity.  His sacrifice is the greatest sacrifice ever made, and He made it for you and for me.

In the Gospel of Luke, the Messiah’s true identity is presented clearly, but modern English translations of the New Testament conceal it.  The Baby who was born in a manger in Bethlehem is Yahweh.  That’s what the shepherds in the field were told on the night of His birth.

This is Luke 2: 1-14 from the New American Standard Bible:

1 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. 2 This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5 in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. 6 While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 

13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

In the Peshitta, verses 8-11 read this way:

“At this time shepherds were in that region where they were lodging and keeping watch there at night over their flocks.  And behold a Messenger of Elohim came to them.  And the glory of Yahweh shone upon them and they feared with a great fear!  And the Messenger said to them, “Do not have fear, for behold I announce hope to you!  A great joy which will be to the whole world!  For today is born to you in the City of David the Savior who is Yahweh, the Messiah.”

The Peshitta is the original New Testament.  It was written shortly after the events discussed in the New Testament occurred, and it was written in Aramaic, the common language of the Messiah’s day in Israel.  Decades later, scholars translated the New Testament into Greek.  The Greek version of the New Testament is the source material for most modern English translations.

Problems translating from Aramaic to Greek had the effect of concealing many important truths.  The book Ruach Qadim proves that the Greek version of the New Testament is derived from the Aramaic version.  You should take the time to read it.

If you have not read the Peshitta, you should.  The version that I like best is the Aramaic English New Testament.

HalleluYah!  Jesus is Yahweh.






13--Perspectives 2


Barry Paddock, Oren Yaniv, Tina Moore, and Melissa Chan: Cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley was violent, suicidal: police—The cold-blooded fiend who assassinated two police officers was a troubled, violent and suicidal transient who frightened even his own mother, authorities said Sunday. Gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley had a “very troubled childhood” and had previously tried to kill himself, his mother told authorities, according to NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. “The mother expressed fear of him, and she said she hasn’t seen him in one month,” Boyce said. “Brinsley attempted suicide in the past and attempted to hang himself a year ago.” The 28-year-old cop killer, who is estranged from his family, has a criminal record that stretches back at least a decade, with arrests in Ohio and Georgia.

SnyderTalk Comment: It’s no surprise that the police slayer in New York was violent and suicidal.  He’s probably deranged, too, and that’s the point.

There are plenty of deranged people in the U.S.  Many of them are black.  Even more, Islam has had its greatest inroads in the black community in the U.S.  With Obama and Holder talking up racism and not so subtly accusing police all across America of racism and murder, large numbers of blacks who are deranged or have Islamist leanings interpret their words to mean that now is the time to act.

Remember the chant of the marchers in the New York protest: “What do we want?  Dead cops!  When do we want it?  Now.”  That’s exactly what we’re getting.

There are some crooked cops, but most police officers are honest people who have taken an oath to protect and serve.  It’s an oath that they take very seriously.

The two most recent police “victims” were in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City.  In the Ferguson case, the “victim” was a thug who had just robbed a convenience store, assaulted a police officer, fled the scene of the crime, and turned to attack the officer again.  That’s why a grand jury leveled no charges against him.  It was a clear-cut case of self-defense.

In the New York case, the “victim” was committing a crime, and the police were trying to arrest him.  Rather than surrendering when he was told to, he decided to put up a fight.  The police had to subdue him.

The New York perpetrator was a very large man.  The policemen who were trying to arrest him were small by comparison.  They used techniques that are common in situations like that, but the criminal had asthma.  As a result, he couldn’t breathe.

Who was responsible for his death?  The criminal who resisted arrest and died because he had a medical problem or the police who were simply subduing him so that he could be handcuffed?  The answer should be obvious.

If I had a medical problem that could put my life at risk, I certainly wouldn’t compel the police to use force against me.  I would surrender and take my chances in the courts.  Any reasonable person would.

In another case with a different twist, a young black boy pointed a toy gun at a police officer and acted as though he was going to shoot him.  If you have ever seen toy guns, you know that some of them look like the real thing.  If you were a police officer, what would you do if someone pointed a gun at you?

I have a hunch that you wouldn’t bother to ask him to prove that the gun was real even if he was a child especially now with racial tensions heating up and the president and his attorney general fanning the flames.  Guns fired by children are just as deadly as guns fired by adults.

I wonder where the child got the idea that pointing a gun at a police officer was okay.  From his parents?  Maybe.  From friends or relatives?  Possibly.  Could the president and the attorney general be complicit?  That’s a question that deserves an answer.

It’s regrettable that people died, but these are examples of police who were doing their duty and deaths resulting from the foolish actions of criminals and a thoughtless child.  I can understand why Al Sharpton would try to finagle his way into the spotlight in cases like these.  He’s done it before, but the President of the United States and the U.S. Attorney General shouldn’t behave like Sharpton.

Problem is they are like Sharpton.  That’s what the evidence shows.  Our country is just beginning to pay the price for electing a fool to lead us.

I have a sneaking suspicion that if Ismaaiyl Brinsley had simply tried to kill the New York policemen and they had ended up killing him in self-defense, Obama and Holder would be talking about another case of police murdering a black man, and Sharpton would be on his way to the scene of the “crime” to get more publicity.  That’s how far from true justice we have come.

Police departments around the country are interpreting the facts correctly.  See “Police Departments on Alert After NYC Cops Killed”.

Do Obama and Holder get it?  If they did, would they confess to their complicity and/or apologize?

I doubt it. People who think they are always right even when the facts prove that they are wrong don’t accept responsibility or say “I’m sorry.” It’s a sure sign of narcissism.

Harold Furchtgott-Roth: Time to Take on the Great Dictator Kim Jong Un—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un imitates Adolf Hitler in all but scale. He imprisons all who live in his prison state. He has taken countless innocent lives. In the past week, he has violated the privacy of myriads of Americans, stolen intellectual property with impunity, and threatened the world with ferocious acts. Arguably, North Korea and its thug leader have launched the largest direct attack on America since 9/11. For his crimes, Kim Jong Un garnered remarkably little reaction until Sony decided not to release its film The Interview after theaters balked at showing it. Rather than defend Americans under attack and in distress, our government has done little or even worse by blaming the victim. President Obama went so far as to say “I wish they had spoken to me first,” as if corporations should check with the President before making corporate decisions. In a fascist state, corporate executives check with the government first. In America, they do not.

BBC: Sony hack: North Korea threatens US as row deepens—North Korea has threatened unspecified attacks on the US in an escalation of a war of words following the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks. In a fiery statement, the North warned of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and “the whole US mainland”. North Korea denies US claims it is behind cyber-attacks linked to a film that features the fictional killing of its leader Kim Jong-un. North Korea has a long history of issuing threats against the US. The latest statement comes days after the US formally accused the North of orchestrating a massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. “The army and people of the DPRK [North Korea] are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the US in all war spaces including cyber warfare space,” a long statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency said.

Cass R. Sunstein: George W. Bush’s Graceful Silence—In the domain of foreign affairs, 2014 has brought heated national debates on an impressive range of subjects: Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Ebola, immigration policy and, most recently, torture, North Korea and Cuba. One of the more remarkable features of all these discussions has been the consistent grace of President George W. Bush. This month, Bush offered a rare comment on a public debate. Responding to the Senate’s release of the CIA torture report, he said, “We’re fortunate to have men and women who work hard at the CIA serving on our behalf. These are patriots and whatever the report says, if it diminishes their contributions to our country, it is way off base.” Note that Bush paid tribute to the employees of the CIA — and pointedly declined to take a shot at the Barack Obama administration.

Paul Wood: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma—The Yazidi religious minority community in Iraq says 3,500 of its women and girls are still being held by the so-called Islamic State (IS), many being used as sex slaves. A few have managed to escape and here tell their harrowing stories. One day in August, Hannan woke to find her family frantically packing. She was taken aback: she had not realised the jihadists calling themselves “the Islamic State” were so close. Outside, the main street in her hometown of Sinjar was choked. Her family joined other Yazidis “running and crying”, bullets flying overhead, she says. Rain drums on the tent as she tells me her story, nervously twisting her fingers. “Hannan” is not her real name. None of the former captives I spoke to could bear to be identified. Hannan is 18 and wants to be a nurse, a future almost snatched away by IS.

Abdullah Gul: Bright signs in the Middle East—My political career began in 1991, the same year the Gulf War broke out and the Madrid Peace Conference began. The leaders at that time were fully aware of how complex the entanglement between the Palestinian issue and the other challenges in the Middle East was. It is unfortunate that the same complex entanglements still exist. Since then, we have witnessed many initiatives, plans and projects to resolve the various Middle Eastern conflicts. Needless to say, my country, Turkey, has always been at the forefront of the international community’s efforts to secure peace, stability and cooperation in the region. I have contributed to these efforts in my capacity as a member of parliament, then prime minister, foreign minister and finally as president. Unfortunately, these efforts have not produced the desired results, despite the high cost of resources and energy we have had to bear over the past 25 years. As for the humble progress we have made, it was either subject to sabotage or was not enough, although thousands of innocent people have died, both inside and outside the Middle East, as victims of violence, hatred and revenge.

SnyderTalk Comment: Are Turkey’s political leaders gripped by mass delusion?  It sure sounds like it.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall: Iran Accelerates Arming of Hizbullah and Hamas—Even as it engages in nuclear negotiations, Iran continues to arm and train Hizbullah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Central to the Iranian effort are rockets and missiles (surface-to-surface), as well as UAVs and advanced anti-aircraft weapons, mainly for Hizbullah, intended to constrict the Israeli Air Force’s maneuvering room in Lebanon. According to Supreme Leader Khamenei, “All Palestinian areas have to become armed…. We looked at our main goal and we offered help. We managed to strengthen the fists of our Palestinian brothers in Gaza and by Allah’s favor we will continue to do that. I announced that the West Bank should be armed like Gaza and be prepared for defense.” Under Khamenei’s direction, Iran views the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank as a single unit under the leadership of Hamas. Iran seeks to encircle Israel from the north (Hizbullah), the south (Gaza), and the east (the West Bank) and to turn the rocket threat into an unbroken ring around Israeli territory. Iran views itself as setting the stage – on the propaganda, ideological, and military levels – for an inevitable confrontation with Israel and the West.

Michael Curtis: A European Court Is Wrong about France— Since the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance, the world has been conscious of menace on the high seas.  The operetta is delightfully playful and amusing.  In contrast, the scenario about and the decision on December 4, 2014 concerning Somali pirates made by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is a farce, ludicrous and far from amusing.   The Court, elected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and set up in Strasbourg in 1959 to deal with alleged violations of human rights, is considered a totally independent body.  Its decision on December 4 reached the height of absurdity, and it suggests that its independence has transmuted into irrationality and incomprehensible arrogance.  Indeed, the Court has made absurdity one of the fine arts.

Jerold S. Auerbach: Hannukah Greetings From The New York Times— The New York Times, owned by Jews named Sulzberger ever since Adolph Ochs purchased the floundering newspaper in 1896, might have passed along Hanukkah greetings to its Jewish readers and to the world’s only Jewish state. Yet within five days it launched a three-article fusillade, supplemented by an editorial, castigating Israel. No surprise that each article was written by a Jew. Predictably, Thomas Friedman launched the assault (12/16). Still mired in the left-wing Peace Nowism of his undergraduate years at Brandeis, when he was a student leader of Breira (the ideological antecedent of J-Street), Friedman warned against “West Bank settlers and scary religious-nationalist zealots.” Sounding rather zealous himself, he offered his dire forecast that the new government to be elected in March “will lead Israel into a dark corner, increasingly alienated from Europe, America and the next generation of American Jews.” Its best policy option is to embrace the “Israeli-designed traffic management application” Check it out.

Dan Margalit: Elections will not deter Israel— It is possible that the elections have created growing, perhaps exaggerated, interest in a single rocket that exploded on Friday in an open area in the Negev and by all indications does not appear to have been fired by Hamas. But during such a sensitive time, any straying from the agreement reached at the end of Operation Protective Edge — as it is perceived by Israel — causes a nervous buzz in the local media and in Gaza, as if both sides are on the brink of another military conflict. The problem is that Hamas does not properly understand Israel (though most experts claim that Israel does not properly read the Palestinians’ intentions. Actually, both of these theories could be true).






9--Jerusalem Post


Germany: Thousands stage anti-immigration rally, rail against ‘Islamization of West’

David’s Sling ‘can intercept warheads over enemy territory,’ Rafael official tells ‘Post’

Lehava leader says arrested members denied freedom of speech

Palestinian voices show dissent over statehood resolution at UN

Construction of first Gazan Coca-Cola plant begins

8 Arab east Jerusalem residents indicted for using Facebook to incite terrorism

Anger simmers as EU Parliament shoots down anti-­Semitism task-force

Egyptian operations against terrorism redoubles as attacks continue

AG’s office to rule on funding new settler visitor center during elections

Arab parties now close to a united list, MK says



10--Arutz Sheva


IAA Finds Glass Bracelet from Roman Period with Menorah

At Least Ten Injured in Rampage Attack in Nantes

Erdan Freezes Passport of Israeli Arab Who Joined ISIS

Stakes High for PLO, PA in Shurat Hadin Lawsuit

Jewish Refugees from Ukraine Immigrate to Israel

Gideon Levy, Alex Levac Arrested for Provoking IDF

Sharansky: Immigrants Have Closed 2,000 Year Cycle

Case Dropped Against IDF Commander Who Invoked G-d

Watch: Moment of Terror as Rocket Siren Sounds 

Palestinians, Leftists Uproot Israeli Olive Grove








BBC chief: Anti-Semitism makes me question Jews’ future in UK

After years of enmity, Jerusalem to follow US on Cuba détente

The Palestinians who ventured into the line of fire for Israel

Palestinian FM: We won’t push off UN bid until Israelis vote

Hamas and PA attacking Israel on two fronts, Netanyahu charges

Christian-funded group preaches Israel immigration gospel to Ukraine refugees

A rocket and fury, signifying (almost) nothing

Hamas official denies directing attacks from Turkey

A Muslim in the Jewish Home, and a Jew among the pan-Arabs

In Tel Aviv, English-speakers angle for Knesset representation



12a--Other News


‘If Herzog, Livni win, Hamastan in Judea and Samaria’

North Korea experiencing widespread Internet outages

Todenhoefer’s Journey Inside ISIS Reveals They’re ‘more dangerous than people realize’

India May End Support to Palestine at UN

French Police Kill Knife-Wielding Man Yelling “Allahu Akbar”

Driver Plows into Crowd in France’s Second “Allahu Akbar” Attack

France: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears of ‘lone wolf’ attacks

ISIS Diverts River in Iraq, Threatening Water Supply for 150,000

Israel Boosting Golan Heights Forces in Response to Rising ISIS Threats

Gifts From Americans to IDF Soldiers Stuck in Customs, Now Headed for Destruction








Iranian Regime Escalates Threats to Annihilate Israel

Ex-minister Kudrin warns of ‘full-fledged crisis’ in Russia

Trust bank becomes first financial casualty of Russia’s currency crisis

China Offers Russia Help With Currency Swap Suggestion

‘West shoots itself in the foot with Russian sanctions’

Budget pressure unlikely to deflect Iran from nuclear goals

Iran’s IRGC ‘Massacring’ Iraqi Sunnis It ‘Saves’ from ISIS

Ling Jihua: China investigates top aide to former president

China says no proof North Korea hacked Sony

Turkish PM resolved to punish ‘plots against national will’

SnyderTalk Comment: More and more each day, Turkish leaders sound like Nazis.



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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Genesis 41: 53-57

53 When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end, 54 and the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said, then there was famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 55 So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do.” 56 When the famine was spread over all the face of the earth, then Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. 57 The people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the earth.

SnyderTalk Comment: Read His Name is Yahweh.


5--HNIY Print form 3

His Name is Yahweh explains why the Name of God, Yahweh, is so important.  It’s available in eBook format and in paperback.  It’s also available for free in PDF format.

  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land. In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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14--Blessings from Revelation 2

Blessings in the Book of Revelation is a book that you need to read, especially now.  There are blessings throughout the Scriptures but Revelation is the only book in the Bible actually containing a specific blessing for reading it. It’s repeated twice, once at the beginning and again at the end. This is the reason that I believe Revelation should be the first step toward studying biblical prophecy. Though not easy to do, Revelation can be broken down and understood by anyone, not just the academic elite. So, Revelation’s blessings are for everyone.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.


Other Books by Neil Snyder

  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming. Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life? deals with a question that every Christian has to consider: what should I do with my life? Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide. It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided.  They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make.  As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.

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