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Harp Convocation: Succot 2011

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Jerusalem: Oct 19th-24th

Harp Convocation, Succot 2011: Oct 19th-24th

Calling all nations to bring  10-string Davidic harps, to gather to worship and praise Yeshua in the City of David, Jerusalem.

Come explore Jerusalem through praise, learning more about the heart of David, the heart of the Bride, and techniques for playing the Davidic harp.  All this while visiting Biblical sites such as Bethlehem, Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemene, and more, with fellowship in a real Succah (Tabernacle/Booth).  Sow seeds into the future as we prophetically worship and pray for the peace of Jerusalem and King Messiah‘s triumphant return.

Our main gatherings and tour will occur right after the ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles Conference in Jerusalem.

Jubilee Watchman harp with Yerubilee Tuning Crossbar (L), standard Jubilee Watchman Harp (R).

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Harp Convocation Schedule of Activities:

Yom 4, October 12th, (Succot Eve)

Harp Convocation Welcome and Introduction

Welcome, Orientation, and Introduction to Harp Convocation

Gathering of materials & building the Succah (Booth): Lev. 23:39-43.

Yom 5, October 13th  (1st Day of Succot begins at sundown)

Harp Convocation: Construction of the Succah 11 AM

ICEJ Conference Opening Ceremonies (7:30 PM)

International Convention Center Jerusalem

Celebration and Praise at the ICEJ Tabernacles Conference


ICEJ Conference runs from the evening Oct. 13th til 18th, the first 5 days of the 8-day Biblical Succot Feast.


Following the ICEJ Conference:

Yom 4, October 19th (6th Day of Succot)

Harp Convocation Day 1


Morning Gathering:

Scripture, Praise & Worship

Harp Lesson and Praise songs on the Harps

"The Stone has been Rolled Away"

Garden Tomb

(Possible burial place of Yeshua the Messiah)

Praise songs on the Harps


Afternoon:  Garden of Gethsemene

Church of All Nations, Mt. of Olives

Playing Harps at Mt. of Olives

(Possible burial place of Yeshua the Messiah)

Visit to a House of Prayer


Evening:  Visit to Congregation of Jewish believers in Samaria

Yom 5, October 20th (7th Day of Succot)

Harp Convocation Day 2:  “Hoshanna Rabah”

(The Great Salvation: the Great Last Day of Succot)

"If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink."


On this day long ago in Jerusalem, Yeshua the Messiah stood up and said, “If a man thirsts, let him come to me and drink.” John 7:37-38; cf. John 4:14


Morning Gathering at the Succah:

City of David

Scripture Reading, Prayer, Worship, & Playing Harps in City of David


Afternoon:  Playing Harps in Bethlehem, Birthplace of David son of Jesse

Preparation for the following two Shabbats: the 8thDay

Rainbow seen over Bethlehem

followed by the Weekly Shabbat.


Evening Sunset: Start of “Shmini Atzeret.”

Praise Concert with Yerubilee, worship team which uses the Harp.



The Eighth Day “Shmini Atzeret,” which is an integral part of the Succot Feast (Lev. 23:36, 39, 41; Num. 29:30, 35), followed by the Weekly Shabbat.


Yom 6, October 21st (Shmini Atzeret)

Harp Convocation Day 3

After the Seven Day Feast of Succot, the Eighth Day is a Shabbat, called Shmini Atzeret, meaning “8th Day of the Assembly” or “8th of Abiding” (Lev. 23:39, Num. 29:35).


Worship, Bible reading, and Prayer for Latter Day Rain.


Shabbat, October 22nd (Simchat Torah: “Rejoicing in the Torah”)

Harp Convocation Day 4

Worship, praise, and study.


Shabbat Bible Studies:

Last Words of Yeshua the Messiah, The Woman of John 8, Heart of David, Restoration of the Tabernacle of David, The Seventh-Day Shabbat: It’s Meaning and Purpose,

Overview of the Feasts of YHWH


Yom 1, October 23rd  (A Galilee Voyage)

Harp Convocation Finale

Take down the Succah

Check out of hotel


Details to be finalized, but may include, depending on availability:

Journey to the Sea of Galilee

Check into the Guest House in the village of Mary of Magdalene

Play Harps & Praise on the Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5 thru 7) overlooking Galilee

Play Harps & Praise while Sailing on the Sea of Galilee

Final Dinner serving St. Peter’s Fish (other entrees also available)


Yom 2, October 24th:

Morning:  Worship, Praise, and Reading

Journey back to Jerusalem or Ben Gurion Airport.



In summary, please feel most welcome to the JTOD Yerubilee Harp Convocation.

Come bearing gifts to present to our Heavenly Father.

Ascend to Jerusalem prayerfully, with Thanksgiving and with Joy.


“…And you shall rejoice before YHWH your Elohim for seven days” (Lev. 23:40b).


Secure your own harp here, Yerubilee CD’s here, and Bibles here.

Definition: Jerusalem Syndrome

A pattern of behavior where a person in Jerusalem “acts out” in socially inappropriate ways, such as accosting people in public, sometimes in “Biblical” clothing, while actually believing themselves to be Elijah, or The Messiah, or One of the Two Witnesses, or A Prophet, or other such improbable Biblical character. Not to be mistaken for true ministers sharing the Love of YHWH on the streets and byways of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem syndrome is a phenomenon aware of people, pilgrims, tourists who come to Jerusalem are so overwhelmed by the sense of holiness here that something happens to them. And certain fantasies, redemption fantasies of making the world a better place overcome them, and they believe they have a messianic mission which they must fulfill, which can cause problems. And this can happen sometimes to people who showed no sign of any sort of mental illness before this. And more often it will happen to people who have already been diagnosed and have had problems with their adjustment before coming to Jerusalem.

– Dr. PESACH LICHTENBERG. Director, Division of Men’s Psychiatry, Herzog Hospital, Israel. (NPR.org)

The Jerusalem syndrome is a group of mental phenomena involving the presence of either religiously themed obsessive ideas, delusions or other psychosis-like experiences that are triggered by a visit to the city of Jerusalem. It is not endemic to one single religion or denomination but has affected Jews, Christians and Muslims of many different backgrounds.


Teddy Chadwick appears on TV7

“It is our duty to make (art) as beautiful as possible for His glory.”
– Teddy Chadwick of Yerubilee

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Here Teddy Chadwick of Yerubilee is interviewed by Hanna Partanen Tischer of Finland’s TV7. This interview was filmed in the mountains surrounding Jerusalem on Oct 12, 2009. It was aired around 7 times in Finland on TV7 and online streaming during October and November 2009.

Click the picture link to go to the TV7 site and watch the interview video. Hope you enjoy it!

Funerals in Nigeria


The other day while on tour in Nigeria I was invited by a pastor to accompany him to minister at a funeral… the video tells what happened!


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Hamas: War will settle Jerusalem dispute, not talks

On Day1 of this week here in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, I heard helicopters and shots being fired (perhaps warning shots). I stayed in the house, praying, knowing that some disturbance was happening here in the Old City. Arab youths recently have been throwing rocks at Israeli police – probably instigated by their Muslim leaders.

Turns out, this one was near the Temple Mount – and even the neighboring nation of Jordan is sticking their noses into this one.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee” Psalm 122:6

“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zech 12:3

“Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace…” 1 Cor 4:11

Hamas: War will settle Jerusalem dispute, not talks
haaretz.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2009 | Jack Khoury
Posted on 26 October 2009 03:19:14 AM by Free ThinkerNY

Following a conflagration of violence at Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Sunday, Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal declared that “Jerusalem’s fate will be decided with jihad (holy war) and resistance, and not negotiations.”

Clashes between Israeli police and youths armed with rocks broke out Sunday at the Noble Sanctuary/Temple Mount compound, home of the Muslim holy site, the al Aqsa mosque. The confrontation was apparently sparked by radical Jewish clerics’ call to their followers to go up to the compound, and by calls by radical Muslim clerics for their followers to defend the site.

Meshal, in Damascus, voiced hope that Israel’s Arabs and the residents of the West Bank would join the residents of the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by Hamas, in staging demonstrations in protest of the Jerusalem events, Israel Radio reported.

Meanwhile, Jordan warned the Israel Police and religious Jewish radicals on Sunday that further provocation at the compound would “fuel violence in the region and jeopardize peace efforts”.

“Any new provocative attempts by Israeli troops and Jewish extremists such as what happened today in the shrine’s compound represents a flagrant violation of international law and conventions and sets the stage for more tension and acts of violence,” Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communication Nabil Sharif said in a statement.

“Jordan, out of its historical responsibilities in being the custodian of the holy places in Jerusalem, is extremely worried about what is taking place and warns against going ahead with this provocative behavior on the part of Israeli troops,” he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com

Vivid, Prophetic Dream

Dream:  Early Morning in Jerusalem’s Old City, 10/25/2009

This morning I had a vivid dream.  The colors were very real and the sensations in my hands and feet were readily felt.  It seems this dream has a prophetic angle to it which may be helpful for the Body of Messiah to know how to prepare spiritually for what is to come.  Therefore, I submit this to the Body for prayer and testing.

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Dickens' Dream - Robert W. Buss (1804-1875)

I have left out the scenes which seem to pertain only to myself personally.  What I report here are the scenes which appear to be for the Body.  Following the description of the three scenes, I will give what I believe to be the interpretation I have received from YHWH by the Holy Spirit.

Dream sequence, Scene 1:
At night, as I was sitting inside a car with 2 or 3 others, we saw a big field across the street.  In the dim light I could see lots of men fist-fighting.  It seemed completely unorganized;  there was not two sides, or teams, so to speak.  It was “every man for himself” and the violence was cruel.

I and the others are ducking down inside the car, so as to remain unseen by anyone on the street.  We find out after awhile that the fighting has spread and violence has overcome the entire area, with many dead.

Dream sequence, Scene 2:
I am with one dark brown-skinned man, a friend (which I don’t recognize), and we are inside an empty home that is not ours.  The half-finished cooking pans of cake and brownies seem to show that the home was vacated quickly.  Looking out the window of the house, I see that the occupants of the home also had a business in the strip mall across the street.  Was it the clothing store next to the other clothing store?  No, I see there a sign pointing to the back of the building, behind the clothing stores, and one level down.  I decide to go check it out.

Once there I find an empty store/office space, again with half-finished pans of brownies, cakes, and such (party food).  I taste some – it’s good – sweet, and not stale.  I take some to my friend back at the house.

The friend begins to tell me his life story:  How, even though he is dark-skinned, he is not of African descent, rather a different country.  He came from that country and began work in a coal-mine in Kentucky, later moving up to better jobs and locations.
He wants to continue, but we are interrupted, and we must move on from that house.

Dream sequence, Scene 3:
From the house we are caught up with streams of people toward a group of hallways which turn into stairways going downwards.  The stairways are curved elegantly, but under my feet the steps are very uneven – each step is different height, different depth, or both, and some are not even level.  Nearing the bottom I can see that many stairways are all heading down toward the floor of the same great amphitheater hall.  I have the distinct impression that this is the great hall of the United Nations headquarters.

Eventually a man comes to the podium.  He expresses understanding for the difficult times that everyone is facing, and he welcomes all to sleep there in the amphitheater or the hallways above.  He says that the floors will be hard to sleep on, but it will be warm.  He adds that the UN will pay the cost – about 25 euros per person per night – he seeks to appear as a wonderful benefactor to the people.

Scene 1:

Riots and fighting will start, and quickly escalate, with every man for himself.  The fighting soon covers large areas.

This results in Scene 2:
Houses and businesses will be vacated quickly, with little lead-time, even in the midst of celebration atmosphere (the party food half-eaten is not spoiled).
Offices will be emptied of their equipment, while shops (like clothing stores) are simply abandoned with their goods still hanging.

The friend:
He wishes to distance himself from African Americans for some reason, perhaps because the fighting is linked to race riots pitting African Americans against other Americans.

Coal mining – low pay hard labor – typical of new immigrants who work hard to try to climb the ladder.

He is pictured as a friend because he is not part of the destructive riots tearing the nations apart.

Scene 3:
Streams of people filing into hallways:  these are displaced people from many nations moving toward one ideology or “solution.”
The stairways are elegant and curved because their downward spiral has been engineered.  However, each step downward is very rough.  In other words, the downward spiral of each nation has been scripted; yet, the steps downward are not necessarily planned down to the last details.

As each nation reaches the bottom, we see that they are all together in the same position: in an amphitheater (the world stage) waiting for the main event: the Big Man speaking for the United Nations.

When the man says that the United Nations will provide for all the people, this means, in effect, that the United Nations is taking over the governing and upkeep of all the nations.  The UN is using the engineered chaos (the spiral staircases) to lead each nation to its bottom; all nations are in the same position; and then the UN takes them over and the people and nations are under UN authority.  The UN is seen as a great benefactor to the world.

When the man says that the floors will be hard, he means that life will be difficult, but livable (there will be warmth).  The warmth will be paid for by the UN – thereby adding to the benefactor image he wants to present to the world.

So What?
I do not believe that this dream is a result of my own anxious thoughts –because I honestly have not been feeling worried in the least about world events.  I live in Jerusalem and I see the world’s conflicts centering more and more around my city – yet, my trust in Yeshua is firm and I “fear not for He is with me.”

While I do keep up with world events, I rarely if ever see my natural knowledge “leak”  into my dream life.  According to my years of dreams and dream interpretation experience, I feel that the dream contains strong evidence that its source is not my own emotions or the dark side, but that it comes from the Holy Spirit.  As I prayed this morning, I felt a leading to share this dream publicly – a sense that I have rarely if ever had.

If I am correct in sensing that this dream is from YHWH, and that I am supposed to share it, what does it mean for all of us?

I believe that this dream is an outline of events which will happen in the future.  The reason YHWH wants us to know the outline is so that we will not be tempted to fall into fear.  Fear is of the enemy and we are to have no part of it.  Knowing the future can be a help in fighting fear because when the future comes to pass as foretold, our faith in Y’shua is strengthened – and faith is the antidote to fear.

Remember:  “Perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18)

Here’s a segment of this verse in context.  Please read prayerfully and with an open heart:

1 John 4:14 – 5:5 (AENT)

“And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son, a Redeemer for the world. 15. Whoever confesses Y’shua to be the Son of Elohim, Elohim abides in him and he abides in Elohim.  16. And we have believed and known the love which Elohim has towards us: for Elohim is love, and whoever abides in love, abides in Elohim.  17. And hereby is his love perfected with us; that we may have open countenances in the day of judgement; because as he was, so also are we in this world.  18. In love there is no fear; but perfect love casts out fear; because fear exists in peril, and he that fears is not perfected in love.  19. Let us, therefore, love Elohim; because he has first loved us.  20. And if any one will say, I love Elohim, and yet hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother who is visible, how can he love Elohim who is invisible? 21. And this command we have received form him, that whoever loves Elohim, must love also his brother.

5:1. “Whoever believes that Y’shua is the Mashiyach, is born of Elohim. and whoever loves the begetter, loves him also that is begotten of him. 2. And by this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and follow his Commandments.  3. For this is the love of Elohim, that we keep his Commandments: and his Commandments are not burdensome.  4. Because, whoever is born of Elohim overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith.  5. For who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Y’shua is the Son of Elohim?” (AENT)


  • When Elohim’s love is perfected in us, we are free of fear in the Day of Judgment (v17).
  • He who loves his brother does not participate in rioting and fighting against one another, BUT abides in that brotherly love.
  • He who is abiding in love is abiding in Elohim, and vice-versa.
  • Fear exists in peril (v.18).
  • The solution is to love Elohim (v.19) and to prove it by loving my brother (v.20).
  • Elohim’s command is to love my brother (v.21)
  • We cannot say we love Elohim if we do not keep His Commandments (which are not burdensome): His Commandments are Torah, the word which means “Instruction in Righteousness.” (5:3)
  • We overcome the world thanks to our faith in Yeshua! (5:5)
  • The Finnish TV Shoot

    Glory to Yeshua, I’m thinking that the filming for Finnish TV went ok yesterday. At the last minute a Brother stopped by and showed me a lovely place in the forest – so I invited the film crew to check it out – and it turned out better than the other locations we had discussed. Actually the crew said it was one of the best locations they’ve used.

    The crew also said that the filming went well – so we’ll see how they do the editing, LOL! The interview section seemed intriguing, with thought-provoking questions I had to answer. For the music part, I sang my songs without the Yerubilee band, just solo on the Davidic harp – and they said it sounded beautiful. By His grace! All the shots are in the forest in the mountains surrounding Jerusalem (to the south).

    We then got some shots while sitting on a rock reading the Scripture with the sun setting just behind me. For part of that, I read Psalm 24 aloud in Hebrew. We heard a donkey braying somewhere in the background! Lots of birds of course – but a very, very peaceful quiet location, in the presence of the LORD. With the very very sensitive microphone we did have to pause occasionally to let an airplane pass by in the distance (no flyovers allowed over Jerusalem but even distant planes could be heard softly) and the Jerusalem train rumbling around an another nearby mountain.

    May all this be used for the Glory of YHWH the King of kings, in the wonderful name of Yeshua. To all those who were praying – thank you!

    In Him,

    Teddy Chadwick

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    By the way, today I’m filming an interview for Finnish television. I was just praying that I can get everything ready in time: the harp tuned up, the microphone and technical things sorted out, preparing the right songs that the LORD wants, and… I was just about to write that I can’t find my tuner! I’ve been praying for Abba to help me find it – and just now i looked at a little box and i just knew the tuner was in that box. So I left the computer and checked, and it was there. Thank you Yeshua for helping in every way.

    So the film crew is picking me up at 2:30, I’m taking them to my favorite spot in Jerusalem to pray, and we’re setting up and filming at 3.

    Any prayer support you can give would be appreciated! My heart is for more and more Finnish people to fall in love with Yeshua and with His land, His people Israel.

    Teddy Chadwick,

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    Why no one should buy from these sellers on Amazon

    “Cd-connection” and “Cheap-cds:” Pirates!

    Reprinted at Yerubilee.com

    Here’s the Yerubilee Page on Amazon in question.

    The long and the short of it is, “cheap-cds” and “cd-connection” are burning illegal copies of artists’ cd’s and selling them “new” on Amazon.com. They are thieves and the proof is below. Our suggestion is that no one buy anything from these pirates because they are stolen goods.

    Buyers can order from us directly on Amazon, CDBaby, or here at Yerubilee.com.
    We so appreciate your business! We get the largest percentage of the profits when you order direct from yerubilee.com but there a lots of good sites out there that carry our CD.

    Contact info is below, in the comments, if you should choose to write to Amazon about this – my letters alone have not gotten Amazon to do anything yet to protect my product, as an artist.

    OK, so here is the evidence!

    Within 2 short days of getting our listing up on Amazon, “cheap-cds” listed that they had our Yerubilee CD in stock. I emailed them and was informed that they had “4 copies” in stock. Now, that is simply amazing, considering at the time we had not sold even one copy online yet. Our only copies sold were at churches, conferences, or concerts. From where did they get their 4 copies, I wonder? We can also see that “cd-connection” is selling our Yerubilee CD as well. How did they manage to get these copies they’re selling? Yerubilee has only sold a couple hundred of our CDs to date. Is it really possible that there are so many folks who met us at a concert, conference, or congregation, who bought our CD, then turned around and sold it as used to one of these resellers? Even if these CD’s are pre-owned, how do these vendors claim it’s a “NEW” CD? Should be “used,” right? Ah, but the discs are listed as new. And, ooh, they’re shrinkwrapped! Doesn’t that mean they’re new? There’s the misrepresentation: “cheap-cds” and “cd-connection” claim to be selling “new” CD’s. But what is the truth?

    The reality is that these sellers on Amazon are shipping false original CD’s and DVD’s. In other words, they are cranking out illegal copies and marketing them as if they were legal originals. Thus, their customers are knowingly or unknowingly purchasing stolen goods from sellers such as “cheap-cds” and “cd-connection.” How do these sellers do it? Through misrepresentation, a bunch of computer printers and CD duplicating machines, and the good will of the majority of potential buyers who do not recognize the signs. I’ll describe in a moment.

    But first, let me directly show you what customers are saying about these vendors. At first glance, we see it is 97% positive; However, check their negative/neutral ratings; these are more informative. Let’s take a look at what I gleaned by going through buyers’ ratings. I’ve cut-and-pasted them below with all their telltale spelling and grammatical errors. You can check this feedback yourself at Amazon on the feedback pages. You may go ahead and verify this yourself at Cheap-Cd’s Feedback. You’ll need to keep hitting the “next page” link on the right side to actually find the negatives–but when you do, your eyes will be opened. Below are the examples I found, with my comments in bold.

    “Item NOT as described – ‘factory sealed’ does not mean ‘re-shrinkwrapped.’ Item arrived on time, though.”
    Date: August 4, 2009 Rated by Buyer: your_next_text

    This unlucky buyer suffered from the false advertising that “cheap-cds” uses. “Cheap-cds” claims it’s a new product, when in fact it’s re-shrinkwrapped used product, or worse, a shrinkwrapped illegally-copied product. This customer took notice. Here’s another one:

    Date: July 28, 2009 Rated by Buyer: jeffman255

    Not only do these sellers re-wrap, but they use low-quality CD cases to package their stolen products.

    “CD arrived as ‘New,’ but both CDs were unrecognized by my CD player (BOSE) at the first couple of times. One CD was even jammed (player showing error message) and I had to turn on/off the player multiple times to eject the disk. I did manage to play both CDs once, but didn’t want to play again. This problem has never happened to CDs that I bought from Amazon.com directly.”
    Date: July 22, 2009 Rated by Buyer: Ying Z.

    Isn’t BOSE a reputable CD player? Yet, Ying Z.’s player could not manage to play the CD from an Amazon seller known as “cheap-cds.” Why is that? Well, you’ll notice, the same thing happens when you burn a CD copy in your computer. It won’t play on all players, nor on most car CD players. It might even break your CD player. Yerubilee does not ship such CDR’s, but (expensive) replicated CD’s, just like you get from the real CD store. Next customer:

    “I could be wrong but both cd’s look like they were burned with printed cd labels.The discs are in good condition but the products don’t look like they came brand new from the store.”
    Date: July 21, 2009 Rated by Buyer: kabulgrin

    I hate to break it to you, Kabulgrin, but you’re not wrong. You got burned CD’s, with cd sticker labels fresh out of an inkjet printer in “cheap-cds” so-called “factory.” These sellers wait for an order to come in, then manufacture one CD copy and ship it to the customer. Great way to make money, if only it weren’t blatant theft.

    “Ordered OOP Mikey Dread disc as advertised on label info on Amazon page and instead got copy I could have got from Dread’s web-page for 2$ less. When told of situation, seller replied, ‘We accept returns for a 15% restocking fee, less shipping.’ Thinking it not fair I pay to return a wrongly advertised disc, Amazon agreed and they gave me full refund instead. Pass on these guys.”
    Date: July 20, 2009 Rated by Buyer: davide1321

    Notice that in the above situation, David got a different album than he wanted, but when he tried to return it, he found out about the 15% restocking fee. Considering that “cheap-cds” are stealing music to begin with, that means they still make a profit no matter what! (They didn’t pay any recording studio costs like the artists do). Lucky for David, Amazon covered his near loss. Next:

    “The CD was not in stock when I ordered it.”
    Date: July 13, 2009 Rated by Buyer: mahtezcatpoc

    Why not in stock? Because they don’t have any stock. They need enough time to burn a copy before shipping their stolen goods to the customer. If they don’t have enough time, or if it’s somehow not worth their while to manufacture the copy (not enough orders of that title, perhaps), they then inform the buyer it’s out of stock. Meanwhile, the would-be buyer has been waiting.

    “While the CD did appear to be new, and was shrink wrapped, it was not security wrapped with tape on the inside, and the insert looked to be photocopied. The CD plays well, however I feel a bit jipped paying over 19 dollars for a CD that was not an orginal copy.”
    Date: July 12, 2009 Rated by Buyer: bellairsj

    Here, “bellairsj” felt as if he’d been robbed. Now, what about the artist who didn’t receive one penny from that purchase? More evidence below, from Mario:

    “The CD is not original, it is a very bad quality copy, it does not play in my computer, with the fake label cd’s thikness it does not fit to the play system. I AM VERY DISAPOINTED, AGAIN THE SALLER (sic) SAYS IT IS A ‘BRAND NEW’ WHILE IT IS ‘BAD QUALITY COPY'”
    Date: July 11, 2009 Rated by Buyer: mario22317

    Another example of a customer who noticed what they actually received. Mario, I’m sorry you got ripped off. I hope you also feel bad for the artist.

    Date: June 26, 2009 Rated by Buyer: martin m.

    “[I] always have a problem with this company- they advertise the product, then cancel your order a week later.”
    Date: June 22, 2009 Rated by Buyer: Kathy Z.

    “[It] did not say in advert the cds were abridged. i never buy abridged and this is the second and last time i will buy from them.”
    Date: June 27, 2009 Rated by Buyer: jyaphe

    Wow, Martin could obviously tell the shrinkwrap was not original. Kathy Z. found it was “cancelled,” and even worse, “jyaphe” got stuck with a shortened version of the CD! Real smooth, “cheap-cds.”

    “The CD arrived well-before the shipping estimate:-) The price was great as well. My only complaint was that some of the plastic prongs that hold the CD in place were broken. I would definitely buy from cheap-cds again, though.”
    Date: June 20, 2009 Rated by Buyer: Matthew K.

    Matthew K. sure is happy about the shipping time. What he doesn’t realize is that he got an inferior illegal CD copy, loaded into a cheap plastic jewel case that no self-respecting musician would allow to carry their disc after pouring so much time, money, and love into their music. Yerubilee’s CD’s come packaged in quality cases that cost more, and normally do not break in shipping. We’ve noticed that the cheaper cases are more brittle.

    All of the above feedback was left by real customers regarding their real-life experiences with a vendor going by the name of “cheap-cds.” Anyone can find the feedback for themselves, even write to the customers if they want to verify their witness. Now let’s check some feedback on another seller, going by the name of “cd-connection.” They can be found here at CD-Connection Feedback. You’ll see that their feedback is about 97% positive, but again, it’s the negative/neutral comments that reveal what discriminating buyers have noticed:

    “[This] supplier to avoid is a thief(emph. added). He delivers false original cd they are engraved rechercher” [ed: “Rechercher” is French for “seek” or “do research,” advising buyers to research this seller first].
    Date: July 31, 2009 Rated by Buyer: TRAN S.

    Notice how “TRAN S.” had no problem recognizing the disc that “cd-connection” shipped was a fake, burned copy–even if he mixes his English with his native French.

    “Order cancelled. Seller blamed Amazon for the ‘errorneous’ listing. How does that happen ? It’s a mystery …..”
    Date: July 23, 2009 Rated by Buyer: dd306

    I have a good guess about this “mystery.” Cd-connection didn’t get enough orders for that title to warrant burning a quantity of copies, or buying an original to copy from. Or, they ran out of time. Oh, the hassles of loading stolen music files into the computers… I don’t understand how these people can rob working artists day in, day out, copying music and selling it as if it was new. Still more smoking gun evidence from Colin, below:

    “order was cancelled because they did not have it in stock… it should not have been advertised if they didnt have it.”
    Date: July 16, 2009 Rated by Buyer: colin j.

    “This has also happened with a few other sellers – It just bugs me when I waste time searching to find a known seller with the best price and profile, only to find out days later the item purchased is not in stock after all.”
    Date: July 2, 2009 Rated by Buyer: utopialien

    More buyers frustrated when the CD they want turns out to be “out of stock.” If only they knew the REAL reason why these vendors are “out of stock.” If they actually received the disc, they would hopefully notice that it’s not “NEW” or “original,” but a CDR copy that may not even play in their CD player.

    You’ll notice that on “cd-connection’s” storefront, they don’t actually list any items. None. You have to search for what you want in their search window. What’s the significance? By not allowing the customer to “browse,” the customer is forced to enter a search term, which is traceable. This way, whether a customer buys or not, “cd-connection” knows exactly what people are searching for. So if something is not in their so-called “inventory,” they can simply rev up the printers and run off illegal copies of whatever people want. See for yourself here at http://www.amazon.com/shops/cd-connection.

    Sellers like “cheap-cds” and “cd-connection” assume that most buyers will not notice they’ve been shipped stolen goods–simply because it’s shrinkwrapped. Sadly, their 97% approval rating shows that they’re right. Most buyers are not wise to this scam. They vendor advertises it as “NEW” and people do not question that. Except for the other 3% who do examine their purchase carefully, most buyers will think that they’ve received a “new” CD as advertised. Some buyers probably believe that they’re getting a used, “as new” CD, which has been pre-owned. That would be fine. That would not bother me at all. Sadly, the customers’ comments clearly reveal that this is simply not the case. They all got ripped off, and so have thousands of artists.

    How to recognize the real Yerubilee CD’s:

    • NO STICKER CD LABELS. Yerubilee has never used them.
    • 8-PAGE FULL-COLOR BOOKLET WITH NO PIXELATION. Yerubilee uses expensive printing processes, not photocopies where the color runs if it gets wet, or you can see jaggy pixels making the images and text look fuzzy.
    • REPLICATED DISCS WITH SILVER UNDERSIDE. CDR’s made on a computer are usually green, blue, or some other color on the non-printed side, but not always. Except for the first short run of CD’s, all Yerubilee discs since are replicated with silk-screen printing. Even the first run CD’s did not use sticker labels.
    • BUYER BEWARE: “cheap-cds” and “cd-connection” are NOT APPROVED BY YERUBILEE. In all likelihood, they are stealing our hard-earned profits as well as those of thousands of other hard-working artists who have invested so much in their work.
    • Please see my comments section below for info and details, and contact Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/reports/contact-us about this issue. We’ve got to stand up for our respected artists!

    Legitimate Yerubilee products can be found from seller “wonderfulmusic” on Amazon. “Wonderfulmusic” is actually a Yerubilee band member, and those CD’s will ship from our storeroom in New Jersey.

    Of course, the regular Amazon listing is legit (where Amazon is actually the shipper, and gives free shipping on orders over $25). Other approved sellers are CDBaby, GospelReggae.com, GalileeExperience, and other fine retailers. Of course, you may also order direct from us at Yerubilee.com where we get the greatest percentage.

    I’ll even autograph your CD for you if you like. Just head over to Yerubilee.com and look for the paypal button.

    Thanks for caring enough to read this far. We hope it has been informative. Thank you for investing in this work, and for your prayers!

    Blessings, Yerubilee.

    “Messianic Roots Reggae from Jerusalem”


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