The New Moon officially begins at sundown on 6/2 and goes until sundown 6/3, just as the weekly shabbat begins.
Every New Moon is very special, as it is the first day of a brand new Hebrew month. According to Torah, more than twice as many sacrifices were done on the New Moon than on a weekly shabbat.
This New Moon is particularly significant as it begins the 3rd Hebrew Month of the year. Only a couple of days before the New Moon, on 6/1, Levites for the first time performed a special blessing on the Temple Mount, that has not been done for nearly 2000 years.
First Time: Temple Mount Priestly Blessing on Jerusalem Day
For the first time in the history of Israeli restrictions on Jewish entry to the Temple Mount, the recitation of the Priestly Blessing was permitted there. It happened on Wednesday, Jerusalem Reunification Day, when hundreds of visitors – all of whom immersed in a mikveh (ritual bath) prior to coming and took other precautions required by Jewish Law – were allowed to enter the Temple Mount in groups of 30-40.
Hundreds of religious Jews from all streams were able to happily commemorate the 44th anniversary of the first-ever entry of Israeli soldiers onto the Temple Mount. (file photo)
Among them were several Cohanim (descendants of Aharon the Priest). They spread their hands in the customary manner and recited, “May G-d bless and watch over your… May G-d shine His countenance upon and show you grace… May G-d raise His countenance towards you and grant you peace” (Numbers 6, from the portion to be read aloud this week in synagogues throughout the Jewish world).
Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, head of the Temple Institute and one of the paratroopers who helped liberate the Temple Mount in 1967, recited aloud the blessing, “Barukh – Thou art the source of blessing, G-d, Who performed a miracle for me in this place.” ( Some added in four extra words, in accordance with the laws regulating the recitation of blessings on the Temple Mount.) Many visitors and listeners, including policemen, recited “Amen!” Rabbi Ariel was miraculously saved from death during the liberation of Jerusalem.
The visitors specifically noted the fair and pleasant attitude displayed by the police, as well as the preparations and security precautions they implemented for all those wishing to ascend to the Temple Mount on this date. source – Arutz Sheva
On 6/5, just a few days after the New Moon, Israel will celebrate its 44th anniversary since winning the 6 day war and regaining Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
Last summer, I also predicted in my 2nd trilogy of articles, that 6/5/2011 would be EXTREMELY SIGNIFICANT as it would begin the 2300 days of Daniel 8, which will end on Yom Yeruach 2017. If we are indeed in the last 7 years, then something very major on the world scale, and centered in Jerusalem, MUST occur on 6/5/2011.
Ten days later, on 6/15/2011, a total lunar eclipse will occur over Jerusalem -- a major celestial sign.
News just exploded yesterday, on 6/1, in which economic analysts are predicting a super duper great depression on the verge of hitting the USA and world markets. I have also predicted that the US dollar will totally collapse before the end of 2011.
Everything points toward this 3rd Hebrew month being extremely important prophetically. Major events should occur this month which will totally change the direction of the world scene. Of course, Shavuot, one of the 3 major annual Feast Days, will occur on 6/12/2011. Shavuot celebrates the outpouring of the Ruach ha Kadosh on the faithful. This holiday is all about how the indwelling of the Holy Spirit enables us to keep the entire Torah out of a love for Yah.
Be sober and keep watch, for our redemption draws near. This 3rd month should see the beginning of the 2300 days of Daniel and if that is true, we will know for sure before the next 30 days have ended.
In Yahshua and by His Torah,