[img]http://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]Will Jews begin proclaiming "Long live the king" in the near future?According to a group of 71 Jewish scholars who met this week in the Old City of Jerusalem in the form of a modern-day Sanhedrin a duplicate of the religious tribunal which convened during the time of the Second Temple a coronation day is growing closer.As one member of the group put it, "We would have liked it to happen yesterday. But we are willing to wait until tomorrow."There hasn't been a genuine Sanhedrin in Israel for nearly 1,600 years; the last one to be proclaimed was in France, by Napoleon, for political gain. Shortly after the establishment of the State of Israel, religious affairs minister Judah Leib Maimon raised the notion of reinstituting the ancient body, to no avail.The group composed largely of Kahane sympathizers that gave itself the name Sanhedrin in October, however, met Sunday to discuss the creation of a Jewish monarchy in the State of Israel.For the past several years a group called the Monarchists has conducted extensive research into the lineage of several families in an effort to discover who has the closest bloodline to the biblical King David a requirement for any future Jewish king.
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