Friday, February 3, 2023

February 2023 Events

 Ephesians 2:4-5 - Alive with Christ

But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our trespasses. It is by grace you have been saved!



Celestial Signs - Genesis 1:14, Psalm 19

February 2023 is an excellent month for observing planets, comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), and other sky objects. 
February 4: the Moon passes near the Beehive Cluster in the constellation Cancer. Our natural satellite reaches the furthest distance from the Earth 
February 5: Full Moon;
https://www.space.com/moon-shines-with-gemini-constellation-stars-february-2023
February 6: the Moon passes 4.5° from Regulus in the constellation Leo;
February 11: the Moon passes 3.6° from Spica in the constellation Virgo;
February 14: the Moon passes 1.9° from Antares in the constellation Scorpio;
February 19: the Moon reaches the closest distance to the Earth 
February 20: New Moon;
February 22: the Moon passes 1°50' from Venus in the constellation Pisces and then 1°03' from Jupiter in the constellation Cetus. The lunar occultation of Jupiter is visible from parts of South America and Antarctica;
February 25: lunar occultation of Uranus (visible from Canada and Greenland);
February 26: the Moon passes 2.1° from the Pleiades in the constellation Taurus;
February 28: the Moon passes 1°03' from Mars in the constellation Taurus. 
https://starwalk.space/en/news/night-sky-tonight-february

What's in the Sky
https://in-the-sky.org/
http://www.beckstromobservatory.com/whats-up-in-tonights-sky-2
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance
http://earthsky.org/tonight
https://www.space.com/16149-night-sky.html
https://stardate.org/nightsky
https://watchers.news/category/night-sky


Biblical Calendar – Starts in the spring

There is also a Civil calendar that begins with Rosh Hashanah in the fall.
Month – Religious/Civil on Hebrew calendar / Corresponding Gregorian months

10/4
Tibeth (Tivet)
December/January
Esther 2:16
11/5
Shebat(h)
January/February
Tu B'Shvat - New Year for Trees

10th Month – Tebeth –  Esther 2:16
11th Month – Shebath –  Tu B'Shvat - New Year for Trees
-          Rabbinical calendar used in Israel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shevat
       begins after the sighting of the new moon in Jerusalem
  Historical events by Hebrew date: http://www.torahtots.com/timecapsule/thismonth.htm 



https://tammyjdub.blogspot.com/2023/02/psalm-23-2023-supply.html
For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance
 through your prayer and the supply
of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, ...
 - Philippians 1:19

Psalm 33:2

Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to Him with ten strings. 

Isaiah 33:2

O LORD, be gracious to us! We wait for You. Be our strength every morning and our salvation in time of trouble.

Feb 2 - Israel says Sudan peace deal to be signed in Washington
Israel says peace deal with Sudan to be signed by year’s end
Returning from Khartoum, Foreign Minister Eli Cohen says his visit laid ‘the foundations for a historic peace agreement with a strategic Arab and Muslim country’
Israel and Sudan to cement peace deal after Israeli FM's secret trip
Despite being one of the original countries to accept the Abraham Accords, Sudan never finalized the process.
https://youtu.be/EbA2xRmhjXw 

Netanyahu spends weekend in Paris, meets with President Macron

Feb 5, 2023 - Lantern Festival - Chinese New Year "Spring" Festival and Hebrew Passover have striking similarities
Matthew 25 - “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take along any extra oil.

M 7.8 - Central Turkey
2023-02-06 01:17:35 (UTC) 37.174°N 37.032°E17.9 km depth
Earthquake in Turkey felt in Israel - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 occured in Turkey early on Monday morning. It was felt in the Sharon region in Israel at a magnitude of 4.7.
Multiple apartment buildings have collapsed after a powerful earthquake in southern Turkey

Feb 6 - Happy Tu'Bshvat! New Year for the Trees 
Almond in Hebrew "shaqed" comes from the verb "shaqad" which means to watch or wake.  A lovely word picture for this season.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
Luke 21:28-36

Beautiful almond blossom in Latrun, Israel
Happy Tu'Bshvat! - Eyal Asaf - Aerial Photography 2018
https://youtu.be/aT4nqt6SI5A 

 




Why Al-Aqsa is key to understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Start Here


Updates throughout the month


Psalm 23 * 2023 Supply

 Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd;

I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;

He leads me beside quiet waters.

He restores my soul;

He guides me in the paths of righteousness

for the sake of His name.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil,

for You are with me;

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

forever.






Psalm 23 – Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy – by Shane & Shane (Lyric Video)



“My Shepherd (Psalm 23)” Official Lyric Video
 
G2023epichorégeó: to supply, provide (perhaps lavishly), furnish
From epi and choregeo; to furnish besides, i.e. Fully supply, (figuratively) aid or contribute -- add, minister (nourishment, unto). 
to be supplied, ministered unto, assisted

G2024 epixorēgía – apt, lavish resources, making an event a grand production. 
See 2023 (epixorēgeō). - Philippians 1:19, Ephesians 4:16
(ἐπιχορηγέω / give; supply)

For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance
 through your prayer and the supply 
of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, ...
 - Philippians 1:19

A Blessed Connection- 5783 & 2023 Chalkboard Teaching by Christine Vales
An encouraging video :-)  https://youtu.be/yVJwlY47CzA


Psalm 119:116 - another bonus 1-19 verse! 

H624 asoph: a store (i.e. a supply of provisions) – Hebrew: אָסֻף

You are my supply
My breath of life
And still more awesome than I know
You are my reward
worth living for
And still more awesome than I know

Enough (lyric video) – https://youtu.be/87Ig-lnWjzQ 

Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord!

H2023 Hor -  הֹר : two mountains in Palestine
H2022 har - הַר : mountain, hill, hill country - 1st use: Genesis 7:19-20; 22:2
G2022 epicheó: to pour upon; from epi and cheó (to pour) - Luke 10:34 (only once)




Monday, January 2, 2023

January Events 2023

 In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:1



Genesis 1:1

B'reisheet bara Eloheem, eit hashamayim v'eit ha-aretz.


Celestial Signs - Genesis 1:14, Psalm 19

Visible planets and night sky guide January 2023
January evenings: Venus and Saturn near each other
https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

Jan 3 - Close approach of the Moon and Mars
https://in-the-sky.org/news.php?id=20230103_15_100

Jan 4 - Sun closest to Earth (Perihelion)

Jan 6 - Full Moon in Gemini (the bride/groom)
https://in-the-sky.org/news.php?id=20230106_08_100

Mazzaroth Report 11/26/22 Upcoming Sky Events in 2023

https://youtu.be/rjvsllKM5Z8



Jan 8/9 - Moon at sickle of Leo
Winter Hexagon: Each of the figure's six apices glitters with a bright star, starting with Sirius at the southern end and moving up and clockwise to Procyon, Pollux, Capella, Aldebaran, and Rigel. 



January 22 – Venus And Saturn
January 23 – Venus, Saturn, And The Crescent Moon
January 24-25 — “Moon Tracks” With Jupiter

January 26: Moon-Jupiter conjunction
January 31: Moon-Mars conjunction

E3 & The Rabbit - Signs in the Heavens Update
The Heavens Declare Symphony

Archaeology for "the Star who will come from Jacob"
In this video, Joel is in Jordan, exploring the archaeology behind one of the most fascinating prophesies in the Bible. Visiting four sites, Shittim, Bamoth Baal, Pisgah, and Beth Peor, Joel follows the route of the prophet Balaam, who was intent on cursing the Israelites. God, however, compelled Balaam to bless them and to foretell of "the Star who would come from Jacob." (Numbers 24:17)


What's in the Sky
https://in-the-sky.org/
http://www.beckstromobservatory.com/whats-up-in-tonights-sky-2
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance
http://earthsky.org/tonight
https://www.space.com/16149-night-sky.html
https://stardate.org/nightsky
https://watchers.news/category/night-sky


Biblical Calendar – Starts in the spring

There is also a Civil calendar that begins with Rosh Hashanah in the fall.
Month – Religious/Civil on Hebrew calendar / Corresponding Gregorian months

10/4
Tibeth (Tivet)
December/January
Esther 2:16
11/5
Shebat(h)
January/February
Tu B'Shvat - New Year for Trees

10th Month – Tebeth –  Esther 2:16
11th Month – Shebath –  Tu B'Shvat - New Year for Trees
-          Rabbinical calendar used in Israel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shevat
       begins after the sighting of the new moon in Jerusalem
  Historical events by Hebrew date: http://www.torahtots.com/timecapsule/thismonth.htm 


Genesis 11:1 - one language / one time too!!  (English and TAI)
Near Eden: Tower of Babel (Babylon)
Hebrew: zemantime -  זְמָן - https://biblehub.com/hebrew/2166.htm
appointed period (1), epochs (1), time (6), times (3).
50 years ago - June 30, 1972 when International Atomic Time (TAI) became the world standard for measuring time.
60 years ago - June 25, 1962 (prayer) June 17, 1963 (bible reading) were declared unconstitutional for US schools. 

Let them come to me
And after He had placed His hands on them … Matthew 19:14-15, Mark 10:14, Luke 18:16


Psalm 1:1
https://youtu.be/g0DVrTk80Ps 



Jan 1, 1773 - 250th anniversary of the first performance of “Amazing Grace,” written by pastor John Newton to accompany his sermon. It was originally written as poetry. At the time, Newton was parish priest of the Anglican church in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England. The familiar melody was added in 1835, though the words were sung to various traditional tunes before that.
Amazing Grace (Silo Sessions) // Sounds Like Reign

Genesis 1:4 - God saw that it was GOOD!!
towb: beautiful - Hebrew: טוֹב

A new thing!!
Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
 Isaiah 43:19

 We're doing a new thing!  :-)
Come join our place to collect "good things to think" - we all can use more good things in our lives.
May we be encouraged and uplift one another.


The inspiration for this channel is the words:
... whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable— if anything is excellent or praiseworthy— think on these things.
Philippians 4:8

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2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.
sóphronismos: self-control, self-discipline, prudence, sound mind
Greek: σωφρονισμός, οῦ, ὁ - Phonetic Spelling: (so-fron-is-mos')


January Events

Jan 1, 1942 - The Declaration by United Nations issued in Washington, DC
26 nations 

M 5.4 - 15km SE of Rio Dell, CA
2023-01-01 18:35:04 (UTC)40.412°N 123.970°W27.8 km depth

Jan 2 - Deadline met on Dec 29
Netanyahu announces his 6th government, Israel’s most hardline ever
Israel’s 37th government / 64 member

Jan 2 - Egypt recovers 2,700-year-old "green sarcophagus" lid from US museum in Houston
On Monday, Egypt officials announced the sarcophagus had been returned to the country in a ceremony in Cairo.The sarcophagus dates back to the Late Dynastic Period of ancient Egypt, which was from 664 B.C. to 332 B.C. Waziri added the artifact may have belonged to an ancient priest named Ankhenmaat, but some of the inscription on it had been erased. 


Jan 3 - Arab leaders condemn Israeli minister's holy site visit
Ben-Gvir visited the Temple Mount and he insists Jews must be able to visit Temple Mount – which is known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.
Jan 3/4, 2023 - Tevet 10 - Siege of Jerusalem - 10th of 10th Month
Fast Asarah B'Tevet, (10th of Tevet) Siege of Jerusalem / Solomon’s Temple - Fast of the 10th Month -
2 Kings 25:1, Jeremiah 52:4, Ezekiel 24:1-2, Zechariah 8:19
Note delay of new moon sighting - one day later?

Jan 3 - McCarthy defeated three times in bid for speaker before House recesses for the day
The House cannot conduct any business until a speaker is elected, but adjourned just before 5:30 p.m. without one. It's unclear where Republicans go from here.
Only 7 House speaker votes in history have taken more ballots than this one
McCarthy won on 15th vote!

Jan 4, 2006Prime minister Ariel Sharon suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke and fell into a coma. The designated acting prime minister Ehud Olmert became acting prime minister.
born Ariel Scheinermann, אֲרִיאֵל שַׁיינֶרְמָן‎; 26 February 1928 – 11 January 2014) was an Israeli general and politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel from March 2001 until April 2006.
After suffering a stroke on 4 January 2006, Sharon remained in a permanent vegetative state until his death in January 2014.
In 2005, Kudari predicted that the Messiah would come shortly after the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. A year later, in 2006, Sharon suffered a massive stroke and fell into a coma. 
Jan 28, 2006 - Kudari passed away that same year at the age of 106.
However, before he died, Kaduri left a cryptic note which he said contained the name of the Messiah who he claimed to have seen. A year later, when the note was opened, it contained the name Yeshua - which means Jesus.
Fast forward to January 11, 2014. Sharon, who has lain in a coma for eight years, finally passes away.
Jan 11, 2014 - Ariel Sharon dies after being in a coma for 8 years
Jan 28, 2006 - Kaduri died at age 108, he was born in Baghdad

Jan 5 - Funeral for Pope Benedict XVI
unprecedented occasion for a current pope to celebrate the funeral of a former pope.

Jan 5 - Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta Stone
Dr. Zahi Hawass says he is optimistic that European museums will begin returning select historical artifacts to museums in their original countries

Jan 5 - Reactions to the UN Security Council, & Itamar Ben-Gvir’s “provocation” in Jerusalem – with Former Ambassador to the US, Danny Ayalon.

Jan 5 - UAE's Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed visits Damascus

Pool of Siloam
Jerusalem’s 2,000-year-old Pilgrimage Road Preparing for Modern Revival
A massive project exposes the road used by Jewish pilgrims during the period of the Second Temple, which slated to open to the public along with Pool of Siloam in coming years

The Pool of Siloam, also called the Pool of Shiloah (Isaiah 8:6), has a rich and storied history, which involves an ancient king of Judah, a famous sermon, and one of Christ’s great miracles. The word Siloam means “Sent” (John 9:7). Several rabbinic traditions identified the Pool of Siloam as the Messiah’s Pool. It was the only source of fresh water within the walls of ancient Jerusalem.

The Pool of Siloam was built by King Hezekiah in the 8th century BC (2 Kings 20:20) in order to provide water to Jerusalem, even in the event that the city were besieged.

The One sent by God to be our Savior used the Pool of “Sent” to prove that He is the Light of the World and to offer the living water available only through Him. The invitation to drink of Him is still open: “Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life” (Revelation 22:17). 


Jan 8 - U.S. repatriates looted relic to Palestinian Authority
A carved ivory spoon dating back 2,700 years and stolen from the Palestinian region was repatriated to the Palestinian Authority, the first time a looted relic was ever handed back to the PA.

Jan 8 - Debate heats up over future of Israel's legal system

Jan 8 - Pro-Bolsonaro rioters storm Brazil's top government offices

Jan 7 - Jordan unveils new 50-dinar banknote featuring Temple Mount in Jerusalem
Golden Dome of the Rock shrine on flashpoint site also on older version of 20 Jordanian dinar bill with image of late King Hussein; central bank circulated new designs in December
AMMAN — The Central Bank of Jordan on Saturday revealed the new look of the JD50, JD20, JD10, and JD5 banknotes earmarked for circulation.
The new designs of the 5th issue of Jordanian banknotes, which were shared on the CBJ website, bear the images of Hashemite kings from the 4th issue and feature prominent landmarks, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.
The new issue integrates the latest security features in printing banknotes, improves banknote quality and extends their lifetime.
The CBJ said that the notes will enter circulation alongside the 4th issue, according to a schedule that will be shared by the bank. The newly designed JD1 banknote went into circulation on December 26, 2022.  
Jordanian dinar coins and banknotes - https://youtu.be/24pcDyoJuYs


7.2 magnitude earthquake 40 km (25 miles) west of Vanuatu's town of Port-Olry

Apocalypse, Now! Doomsday store opens in Israel
How will the world end? The 'preppers' community seeks to answer that, and be ready for when it happens, and a new store in Israel is helping to supply them.
'We have survival skills, and we have a community. Because in this apocalyptic scenario, the first thing we need is each other.' “When I imagine apocalypse, I first imagine economic collapse,” he said. “The United States economy is about to collapse. There will be a lot of hunger, there will be a short of supply of food, medicine and basic needs. Then the military. Political martial law will come. So first, we are talking about a financial crisis, and only later the biblical epic will come."
Jan 8 - https://youtu.be/muS7aq14ZIU
https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/culture/1673276669-apocalypse-now-on-sale-the-first-preppers-store-in-israel-opens

Jan 9 - Israel orders removal of Palestinian flags from public spaces
It follows the release of a long-serving Palestinian prisoner convicted of kidnapping and killing an Israeli soldier in 1983. He waved a Palestinian flag while receiving a hero's welcome.

Jan 8 - ‘Elvis’ to Screen for Free in Theaters to Celebrate Elvis Presley’s 88th Birthday. Behind-the-scenes special "Just A Boy From Tupelo: Bringing Elvis to the Big Screen" also debuts on HBO Max January 8. (Also date of divorce.)
1-10 - 80th Golden Globes 
Jan 10 - Lisa Marie Presley Upgrades Dramatic Black Cape Dress With Snake Jewelry & Platform Heels at Golden Globes Red Carpet 2023
Priscilla, age 77, wore a black corset see-through dress
Lisa Marie's half-brother - snake lover: https://themgunsmusic.com
Jan 12 - Lisa Marie Presley Dead at 54: Elvis’ Daughter Remembered
The singer-songwriter and sole child of Elvis Presley died following a cardiac arrest. Presley was treated with CPR on January 12 after paramedics were called to her home in Calabasas, California. She was transported to a hospital, where she later died. Presley is survived by her mother, Priscilla, and actress daughter Riley Keough, as well as her two daughters Harper and Finley Lockwood. Her son Benjamin Keough died by suicide in 2020.
"Lights Out" is a song by American singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley.
Released February 10, 2003 - B-side "Savior"
SMHP - Elvis The Corona King Examined - https://youtu.be/tzsPC2sUvpo
Elvis Presley Blackstar Exposed - https://youtu.be/hH6D1zGWNFE


Jan 9 - Logos Hope - World's largest floating library docks in Port Said

Jan 9 - Pope Francis draws inspiration from John XXIII and Cold War to call for peace in 2023. Every January, the Pope meets with ambassadors to the Holy See. He delivers what often becomes his most political speech of the year. 

Elderly Gazan man has collection of 25,000 newspapers

M 7.9 (M 7.6) - Pulau Pulau Tanimbar, Indonesia
2023-01-09 17:47:35 (UTC)7.049°S 130.038°E105.1 km depth

Top US officials planning to visit Israel this month
American National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, and Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, are planning to visit Israel by the end of January

M 5.0 - off the coast of Oregon
2023-01-11 10:17:18 (UTC)43.960°N 128.739°W10.0 km depth

Flooding and landslides in California

Jan 12 - A powerful tornado swept through Selma, Alabama

Jan 13 - Jersey Shore residents report loud, sustained rumbling
Jan 13 - NJ governor: No pause in wind farm prep after 7th dead whale
The dead whale washed up just miles from where another whale was found in Atlantic City on Saturday, Jan. 7. It was the seventh dead whale washed up in 39 days.
January 13, New Jersey Earthquakes, Magnitude 2.7
Jan 14 - Maine: A 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook some Dedham residents out of their beds this morning.

ASTORIA, Ore. — Beachgoers near Astoria say a whale has washed ashore at Fort Stevens State Park, close to the wreck of the Peter Iredale. 
Beached sperm whale lays in the surf at Fort Stevens State Park

Jan 13 - Photographer Jack Smith, who shot Mount St. Helens, dies at 80
M2.4 - 18.5 km S from Mt St Helens, WA

Jan 14 - ‘A plan to change Israel’s DNA’: 80,000 rally in Tel Aviv against judicial overhaul. Braving rain, opponents of coalition’s radical proposals protest at Habima Square; minor scuffles with cops near Ayalon Highway; president urged to declare Netanyahu unfit to serve. He said the new government aims to “change the DNA of the State of Israel,” transforming it from a secular state to a religious fundamentalist state that harms the rights of women and the LGBTQ community. Tens of thousands of demonstrators braved pouring rain Saturday night (see image with lightning). 
Lightning strikes as Israelis protest against Prime Minister in Tel Aviv 

Thai transgender tycoon the first woman to own Miss Universe
Miss Universe Owner Anne Jakrajutatip Message at The Miss Universe 2023
 https://youtu.be/CUektdXUq7A - https://youtu.be/Fq8PWnJ7c0Q
Jan 14 - Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel of Houston, TX was crowned the 71st Miss Universe - Over-the-top costumes!!!  Moon, Arch Angel Michael

Michael's Deliverance and the End Times
“At that time Michael, the great prince who stands watch over your people, will rise up. There will be a time of distress, the likes of which will not have occurred from the beginning of nations until that time. But at that time your people— everyone whose name is found written in the book— will be delivered.
Daniel 12:1 

Miss Ukraine’s outfit for the Miss Universe pageant’s national costume competition was a 
“Warrior of Light” ensemble commended worldwide for its symbolism. 
Like Archangel Michael, who defends Ukraine with a sword, it protects us.”
Jan 14 - Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans

Jan 16-20 - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland
“Cooperation in a Fragmented World” - https://www.weforum.org
Germany’s Olaf Scholz is the only G-7 leader scheduled to attend
Davos Confronts a New World Order

Excavators say they've found a previously unknown Egyptian royal tomb in Luxor
https://www.npr.org/2023/01/15/1149342572/ancient-egypt-royal-tomb-luxor-archeology

This is RUINING the UPCOMING generation | Simon Sinek (Eye Opening Speech) / Kids these days are addicted to technology which is beyond their parents control. It's affecting their brains without their own knowledge.

Jan 19-21 - 8th-annual Israel-American Council summit. Israel-America Chamber of Commerce - 3000 IN AUSTIN, TX
This annual summit marks Israel’s 75th Birthday

January 22, 1881 - Cleopatra’s Needle ceremonially placed on its pedestal at Central Park, NYC
142st Anniversary - (Alexandria obelisk #2 twin to London’s obelisk)
Obelisk Monuments - Vatican, London and DC (Paris too)

January 20, 2023 - March for Life - https://marchforlife.org
Historic 50th March For Life Set for Friday

Jan 22, 1973 - Roe v. Wade (USA) - Jan 22, 2019 (NY) - 

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Vision of a new Mideast 
Saudi Arabia’s Prime Minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, world-renowned with his own acronym MBS, has an ambitious program and only eight years remaining to implement it.
MBS calls it “Vision 2030” and is marketing its main features in terms intended to appeal to Western decision-makers and publics.

Expert says 3 dead whales that washed up in Oregon within a week is 'pure coincidence' - The whales' deaths appear to be unrelated, but that doesn't mean all is well for these giant creatures.
Jan. 11, a gray whale washed up on the beach of Winchester Bay near Reedsport on the southern Oregon coast.
Jan. 14, a 40-foot sperm whale came ashore right next to the shipwreck of the Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens State Park.
Jan 18, another gray whale, this one a calf, washed up just up the beach from the sperm whale. 
The first whale appeared to have succumbed to injuries from an attack by killer whales. A necropsy confirmed that the second whale was hit by a ship. Experts haven’t had a chance to examine the third whale, but think it may have either been stillborn or died shortly after birth. 

Jan 24 - M 6.4 - 33 km WSW of Campo Gallo, Argentina "Rooster Field"
2023-01-24 18:37:00 (UTC) 26.689°S 63.165°W 601.0 km depth

Brazil and Argentina to start preparations for a common currency
Other Latin American nations will be invited to join plan which could create world’s second-largest currency union


Jan 24 - 90 seconds to MIDNIGHT - https://youtu.be/o3L4bqc4qB4
The world is closer to catastrophe than ever: the Doomsday Clock, the metaphorical measure of challenges to humanity, was reset to 90 seconds before midnight on Tuesday.

M 2.6 - 3 km ENE of Freeport, Kansas
2023-01-24 05:52:23 (UTC)37.209°N 97.815°W5.0 km depth

January 26-28 - Tel Aviv, Israel - First-ever Abraham Accords Esports Peace Games to be held in Israel

Jerusalem, Israel: The United States Embassy in Israel, in partnership with philanthropist Sylvan Adams, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, LionTree LLC, and the Israeli Esports Association announced the first-ever Abraham Accords Esports Peace Games with special guests. Also supporting the event is the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem, which works to promote the values of tolerance and co-existence between Jews, Muslims and Christians especially within the framework of the Abraham Accords countries.
Esports Peace Games is a digital video-gaming championship in which national teams from countries in the region will contest the world’s leading competitive Esports titles. The event will feature competitors from Israel, the United States, MENA countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco, among others.
Dec 14 - https://il.usembassy.gov/abraham-accords-esports-peace-games
https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/sport/1671086267-israel-to-host-first-ever-abraham-accords-esports-peace-games
https://www.jpost.com/business-and-innovation/all-news/article-724904
https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/2022-12-14/ty-article/.premium/u-s-announces-first-ever-abraham-accords-esports-peace-games/00000185-11c5-dcb5-abe7-dbef76b40000
https://www.gamesforpeace.org

Jan 28 - Data Privacy Day

Lunar New Year / Chinese New Year 
7 day festival / red on doors
It's said that a wise old man figured out that Nian was scared of loud noises (firecrackers) and the color red. So, then people put red lanterns and red scrolls on their windows and doors to stop Nian from coming inside. Crackling bamboo (later replaced by firecrackers) was lit to scare Nian away.
scared away the monster by pasting red papers on doors, burning bamboo to make a loud cracking sound (precursor to firecrackers), lighting candles in the houses, and wearing red clothes
Spring Festival,
Colloquial Chinese: 過年; literally: "pass the year"  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year

The Official Holiday — 7 Days

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Traditionally the end of the Spring Festival (the Chinese New Year holiday) is the Lantern Festival — Chinese month 1 day 15. Then beautiful lanterns are displayed and sweet rice dumpling soup is eaten.
Feb 5, 2023 - Lantern Festival - https://chinesenewyear.net 
Chinese Spring Festival and Jewish Passover have striking similarities, some say the ancestors of the Chinese came from Semitic jews.
Hebrew Passover starts on the 14th day of the Hebrew month, and lasts for seven or eight days. While the Chinese Spring Festival celebrations start from the Chinese New year Eve, the last day of the last lunar month, and continue to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month. 
Someone even believes that the Chinese is the Sinites (希尼人) mentioned in the Bible.
Sinim (希尼, סינים): as a name of a far land of the east from Israel, some version of the Bible translated it as 秦国 (Qin State)
And in modern Hebrew, "Sinim" means "china-men".
While the exact evidence has been lost in long history.
https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/amazing-similarities-between-chinese-new-year-and-jewish-passover

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