The morning of the 4th day of the Pesach, we Jews stand on the 3rd day of the Omer count. The Omer count teaches a נמשל mussar whereby Jews count the day cleansed of avoda zara. The count distance from biur chametz and the night of the Sedar Pesach where we Jews acknowledge that HaShem alone brought Israel out of Egypt. The משל of biur chametz sanctifies as קודש. Which means exactly what? That Jews commit to remove and distance themselves from chametz, similar to a nazir who likewise does so with grapes, what Jews do with chametz the entire chag of Pesach. The נמשל of biur chametz, Jews search their houses and property to remove any and all foreign Gods. Something as did Israel before the revelation of the Torah at Sinai; comparable to La’van searching the tents of Yaacov looking for his God. Bottom line, the Haggadah teaches faith in the justice of HaShem which ipso facto rejects prayer offered to both idols or other Gods. The 11th middle Blessing of the Shemone Esri,
ולירושלים עירך ברחמים תשוב, ותשכן בתוכה כאשר דברת וכו’ וכסא דוד מהרה לתוכה תכין…
Its central k’vanna makes discernment between oath brit sworn to HaShem from the worship of foreign imposter Gods/chametz. The revelation of the Torah at Sinai excludes all other Gods. Both rational or mystic belief based theologies, mussar mitzvot exclude from the inheritance of the brit Cohen nation. Rational or mystic theology compares to avoda zara which once worshipped the stars in the Heavens as Gods; the latter – an inheritance given to all Mankind. Only Israel accepted the Torah revelation of HaShem at Sinai. Mussar commands middot, tohor middot.
Ingestion of tohor middot causes the emotional irrational mind to mature due to developing wisdom, consequent to acquired life experience; lessons learned over and over again and again, until that novice becomes a master. Enslaved Israel had to learn how to make and work with bricks. Wisdom enlightenment, attained through labor with bricks, likewise produced two great “tuma” Temples: courtroom righteous justice has priority over korbanot. The logic skill that applies knowledge of bricks and their purposes, equally applies to many other subjects and walks of life. On this basis stands all Common Law courtrooms of justice.
Rule #1 of the Torah faith: Erect the Torah world – – through validation of established precedents. A novice that reads T’NaCH and Talmud, basically limited his understanding to what his eyes immediately read from those books. The style of the Baali-Tosafot – they brought precedents from other places within the Sha’s Talmud; their T’NaCH and Talmudic commentaries learn by way of bringing comparative precedents, comparative case/law, from other places within the Sha’s Talmud. A novice can not duplicate the sh’itta of learning done by the Baali Tosafot; a commentary which consistently follows the sh’itta of learning through precedents; expressed throughout the Baali Tosafot’s commentary upon the Sha’s Bavli.
The קודש of the Haggadah: it separates tefilla from prayer. Both the worshipers of idols and the disciples of the Scientific method limit the reality of their Gods to 3 physical dimensions. On par with the Ancient Greeks as expressed through the flaw of Euclid’s 5th axiom of geometry, or the absolute necessity required by all branches of Xtian theology, which demands that a physical Jesus once lived as a man within the lands of Judea over 2000 years ago. Neither the idea of a myth or an imaginary Jesus can Church theology ever accept. Therefore persons who pray, they – by definition – worship other Gods. Why? Because persons who pray have long ago embraced Goyim customs, cultures, practices and behaviors – all Goyim refused to accept the revelation of the Torah at Sinai; assimilated Jewry have likewise abandoned and rejected the cultures and customs practiced by the Cohed nation.
The רשע who asks one of the 4 questions, he excludes himself not only from the liberation from Egyptian g’lut, but even worse he excludes himself from the eternal Cohen inheritance of the Jewish people. G’lut comes when the Cohen nation abandons tohor practices and assimilates unto foreign alien cultures and customs. Year by year Yidden repeats the salvation from Egyptian bondage. Slowly the dawn breaks and Yidden perceive much more than the טפש פשט of remembering the suffering and salvation from the bondage of Egyptian slavery, an event that happened thousands of years in the past, yet whose meaning applies to our situational lives. Specifically, that HaShem and no other God or Angel, redeemed slaves from g’lut.
In the beginning: Yosef reveals his hidden identity unto his brothers, to the latter dedication of korbanot by the sons of Aaron, avodat HaShem stands separate and apart from prayers offered unto other Gods. קודש. The Haggadah of Seder Pesach teaches the קודש: HaShem commands the 613 mitzvot over the tuma of the worship of other Gods. Do not follow after the culture or customs practiced by the Goyim who refused to accept the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. To understand the 613 requires a strong knowledge of classic Jewish cultural practices and customs. Tuma attempts to divorce the 613 from the cultural background of Jewish culture, customs, practices, and ways. The Torah refers to this crime by the name of avoda zarah. Prayer – the opposite of tefilla. Persons who worship other Gods …… they pray.
Persons who worship other Gods, they know nothing of the pre-condition which tohor makes upon both mitzva observance in general and tefilla in particular. They assume that korbanot compare to primitive Bar BQ’s offered up to Gods who live in the Heaven – rationally comparable to the stars in the skies. They do not grasp that tefilla functions as a sign of the brit faith, on par with brit melah, shabbot, and tefillen. Tefilla means the dedication of tohor middot unto HaShem alone, as learned directly from the Chumash and NaCH: that HaShem accepts our korban tefilla middot dedications as קודש, and rejects the prayers Goyim pray unto their foreign Gods, by judging those alien Gods with curses and plagues.An interesting Pesach commentary,
that Rabbi David Bar-Hayim, he based his lecture upon the Reshon halacha established by Rambam. He makes efforts to explain Talmudic opinions of origination, based upon the order by which Rambam organized his halachic code. Not to follow after the way of the Goyim, it seems to me, defines the mussar mitzva of “Jewish modesty”: not to follow or copy the customs, manners, and ways that Goyim accustom their social neighborly affairs. The Rambam listed these halachot located within his legal code – Hilchos Avodat Kochavim. And therein lays the rub, what defines avoda zara? A lack of modesty. As opposed & contradicted by the worship of idols and other God(s). Of the two, which has מלכות priority? The midda of modesty learns its definition, tohor humility stands upon the יסוד, the life lived by the prophet – king Moshe. Versus the 2nd Commandment revelation of the Torah at Sinai.
Rabbi David Bar-Hayim failed to bring the mussar commandment attached to the halachic rulings that forbade to follow the practices customs or manners – both personal and dress – of the Goyim. He likewise failed to mention the specific, yet clearly לאו דוקא Torah commandment – After the ways of Egypt or Canaan, do not follow.
Alas the Rambam erred, his Code destroyed the פרדס kabbalah established by Rabbi Akiva and all his talmidim. Rabbi David Bar-Hayim, in his turn, also failed to discuss the 13 tohor middot revelation of the Torah sh’Baal pe – Master of Torah logic – in his amplification of the Rambam’s Halachic opinions: “his” errors doubled and compounded, “he” ripped apart the worp from its woof in the fabric of the Sha’s Bavli. “He” divorced prophetic mussar learned directly from the aggadic drosh of logic unto the T’NaCH Primary Sources which teach the kabbala of our musar masoret, known as prophecy.
Rabbi David Bar-Hayim follows the err made by the Rambam, similar to the prophet Chaggai who taught a tuma prophecy, consequent to the domino effect error made by the Shlomo the king – who failed to listen and to heed the mussar mitzva which the prophet Natan commanded, and which king David opened his last address to another Man in this world. Chaggai links construction of the Temple as the mitzva of keeping and doing the curse included in the 2nd paragraph of kre’a shma. Natan, the prophet of king David, advised the king of the k’vanna of thatTorah kre’a shma commandment: Justice Justice pursue but the ways and customs of the Goyim – do not follow. The construction of the Temple by king Shlomo: this erroneous action\decision…initiated the path whereby the soul of king Shlomo walks before HaShem unto all eternity; avoda zara, reliance upon wood and stone as a blessing from Heaven, results in Civil War. Herein defines the term: destiny of Temple Shlomo.
The curse decree pronounced upon king David by Natan the prophet, this mussar passed as an eternal inheritance which king David’s sons for ever inherit – comparable to DNA – War among Brothers, also known from the evil sinister alias: “Civil War”. Civil War – – no greater plague of destruction and cruel death. King Shlomo erred, he failed to establish the rule of law through the judicial decisions reached through aFederal Sanhedrin lateral Common Law court system. The din by which king Shlomo launched his reputation of fame, that “courting” [people in dispute] came before the Court of king Shlomo – not before the lateral Common-law Sanhedrin Court.
[Common-law courtrooms stand upon logical precedents which the opposing lawyers introduce as “legal” evidence – made by two of the three Torts Court Justices – these opposing Torts court justices argue the merits of that specific Case, before the 3rd Judge of the same Torts Court. Upon this יסוד\kabbala stand the Order of Organization of both the Small and Great Sanhedrin Capital Crime courts of law. When the opposing Justices argued pro & con “legal”, meaning: (the obligation to acquire similar yet earlier opinions made by all previous courtrooms; specifically – from all other Sanhedrin courtrooms across the country. Law by means of valid precedents successfully compares previous Case/Rule cases. The 3rd judge of a Torts court makes his ruling after reading the legal briefs and hearing the arguments of the 2 opposing judges of the court. From this sh’itta – of precedents required – the 3 Justices of the Torts court rooms determine judicial justice), earlier halachic precedents, meaning: legal rulings made by earlier\previous Case/Rule Common-law court rulings].
The prophets teach the strong mussar commandment: justice justice pursue. From this tohor concept of mussar, Natan the prophet interpreted the k’vanna of the 2nd paragraph – acceptance of the curse obligation within the mitzva of kre’a shma. Specifically the dedication to do all mitzvot, tohor mussar middot mitztvot לשמה. Herein explains why rabbis in Judea did not have to wear distinctive garments to acknowledge their righteousness. Rather these Court Rabbis enjoy the potential to transform their lives unto the madraega/level of Baal Shem Tov\master of the Good Name – – meaning – – fear of heaven. Doing mitzvot לשמה the reputation and Good Name of Judean Jews. Doing mitzvot oblivious of what means לשמה – the slandered reputation and Bad Name whereby Goyim condemn g’lut Jews – throughout human history. This distinction learns from the opening opinion on the first Mishna of גיטין.
Tonight begins the 10 day of the Omer count: One Week and 3 days of the Omer, wherein Yidden makes a search to remove all avoda zara from our midsts prior to acceptance of the Torah revelation on Chag Shevuoth.
What distinguishes between Aggadita from Midrashim. Simply stated, Midrashim function as Gaonic commentary which teaches how to study Talmudic Aggadita. Aggadita follows the Order of the Mishna, whereas Midrash follows the Order of the T’NaCH. Both this and that scholarship learns through the פרדס combination, specifically of דרוש ופשט. The combination of רמז וסוד attaches the learned פשט gained from the דרוש mussar study made upon T’NaCH literature.
All fabrics woven contain a warp and a weft. The fabric of the Talmud contrasts Halacha with Aggadita. Rabbi Akiva’s פרדס kabbala, specifically רמז וסוד, these two essential aspects of the פרדס kabbala weave the mussar commanded by the T’NaCH prophets into the ritual observance of halachic mitzvot ritual observances. Mussar, derived from T’NaCH sources, defines the k’vanna of all Torah commandments, prophetic mitzvot, and rabbinic halachot. A process comparable to the multiple steps required to make bread. The framers of the Talmud based all their Torah scholarship upon the פרדס kabbala taught by rabbi Akiva and ALL his talmidim.
The Tzeddukim and later Karaite heretics, both movements sought to limit the masoret of Jewish culture and traditions restricted strictly to the simple פשט reading of the T’NaCH. This error, it seems to me, comes under the heading known as טיפש פשט. Yet Yeshiva’s across Israel, never learned in any Yeshiva in g’lut ב”ה, brainwash students to ask: what’s the פשט, what’s the פשט mantra! Little wonder that karaite heretics today, nothing really separates them from traditional Jewry. The latter no more bases halacha upon the Talmud than do the Karaites.
The דרוש component of פרדס makes a logical comparison of T’NaCH sources with other T’NaCH sources. The דרוש aspect of פרדס, how it learns T’NaCH literature directly compares to the style which defines all the 6 Orders of the Mishna whose format follows a Case/Rule common law system. Common law stands upon the יסוד of close, valid logical precedents – case study comparisons. Comparing precedential case studies of halacha directly compares to how דרוש, expressed through both Aggadita and Midrash, which makes measured “middot” comparisons between sugiot/sub chapters in the organization of T’NaCH literature. Modern day Yeshivot, in Israel, pay no more attention to the organization of sugiot within the T’NaCH than does Dof Yomi give respect to the order of the sugiot within the Talmud. The יסוד by which Torah logic works: order.
Comes a new assimilated rabbi upon the scene, the Rambam, this heretic did not understand the kabbala taught by rabbi Akiva and ALL his talmidim, the פרדס Divine Chariot mysticism, which the framers of the Talmud universally embraced as the basis, how to teach the Oral Torah revelation revealed at Horev – 40 days after the sin of the Golden Calf. The Rambam therefore held and publicly taught that the study of Aggadita and Midrash should limit the impact of the Jewish cultural masoret (Aggadita and Midrash) to philosophical allegorical and symbolic interpretations. Utterly false and total narishkeit.
The Rambam abandoned the lights of Hanukkah. The p’rushim dedicated the Cohen nation to interpret the Written Torah limited strictly and only to the פרדס Oral Torah lights of Hanukkah. Assimilated to the foreign and alien rediscovery of ancient Greek philosophy, the Rambam, like the Tzeddukim before him, organized his tuma halachic code upon Aristotle’s philosophy of logic. A terrible Civil War ensued. G’lut Jewry did not general armies to fight it’s Civil Wars. But like all Civil Wars, Jewish anarchy invited foreign interventions, comparable to the Yatzir of dogs who sniff the butts of other dogs.
The Goyim burned the Talmud in Paris and entire Jewish communities in England, France, Spain, Germany, virtually all Western European countries, these war criminal barbarian governments, robbed, plundered, and expelled stateless Jewish refugees from virtually all Western European countries. This vile oppression of stateless unarmed Jewish refugee minority populations caused a huge population transfer of Jews fleeing from Nazi like Western European tyranny unto Easter Europe and Russia. The utter hypocrisy of European leaders, both religious and secular, today post Shoah Europe piously denounces Israel for the crime of refusing to give Balestinians a homeland, carved out of the guts of the post ’48 Jewish state. European nation states remain the eternal enemy of the Jewish people, from ancient Greeks and Romans to the current EU abomination.
The Torah dedicates the service of the Moshiach – the House of Aaron – to service of avodat HaShem, restricted to times of breathing tohor middot spirits. Ancient Greek schools of philosophy based their logic systems upon mathematics, not tohor middot. A cohen who attempted avodat HaShem while breathing tuma spirits, the din of כרת condemns them to charem. Just as Ishmael and Esau have no portion in the world to come, so too do all Cohonim who worship HaShem, through korbanot or mitzvot observance, while breathing tuma spirits. The Talmud teaches this ‘fear of heaven’ when it compares anger to avoda zarah.
To expect worshippers of avoda zara to behave with ‘fear of heaven’, sooner would a bear crap sitting on a toilet than Goyim mature their emotions with ‘fear of heaven’. Therefore it’s simply not reasonable to simply condemn Goyim war crimes and utter barbarism. It takes two hands to clap. Jews did not descend unto the depravity of g’lut because we did mitzvot observance לשמה. On Yom Kippur Yidden scattered across g’lut, they open the doors to the Ark and cry out unto the 13 middot of HaShem. Yet never once does g’lut Jewry ask: what separates this tohor midda from its brothers? Obviously, a man can not dedicate tohor middot unto HaShem, while standing before a Safer Torah during tefilla, if never once throughout his life does he seek Torah definitions which separate and distinguish one tohor midda from its brothers, both דאורייתא ודרבנן.
The difference between mussar and theology, the latter teaches people what they should believe concerning the Gods; contrasted by the former which commands tohor middot unto all generations of the chosen Cohen nation. The latter most essentially defines avoda zara whereas the former teaches the most essential properties of prophecy. No one generation, much less a lone Jesus like individual can “fulfill” the mussar commandments of the prophets. Mussar, never given to an individual to sprout and grow within his heart alone. Through the mussar commandments, HaShem commanded the prophets to instruct and rebuke the Yatzir Ha’Rah of all generations of the Cohen nation forever and unto eternity, like the stars in the heavens.
The Omer count traditionally counts the 49 days between the day after Pesach to Shevuoth. However, it seems to me that since both the two other regalim last for 7 days. That it’s possible to mimic the holiness of these Chaggim by continuing the Omer count throughout the year. 50 x 7 = 350. Hence a person can concentrate to purge avoda zara from his life and lifestyle throughout the entire year, thereby making himself worthy to accept the revelation of the Torah at Sinai 7 times throughout a single year.
The style of Talmudic law employs a Case/Rule system which compares Case/halachic rulings compared one to other precedential Courtroom rulings. To what does this system of Oral Torah logic compare? Mimicry: the synchronization of one’s expressions, vocalizations, postures and movements with those of another person; when people duplicate or mirror their companions’ expressions of emotion, they come to feel reflections of those companions’ emotions. Oral Torah logic stands upon the יסוד of tohor emotional middot. This logic system strives to build social harmony through people duplicating among themselves these tohor emotional expressions and/or feelings within and throughout the society as a whole.
The focus of Oral Torah middot of logic endeavors for the Cohen nation to dedicate tohor middot unto the service of faith in HaShem our God. The heart of this logic system format works to develop and mature the emotional mind together with rational thought processes. Ancient Greek philosophers by stark contrast, their logic systems stand solely upon rational mathematics. The latter system does nothing to develop and mature the emotional mind. For this reason alone the lights of Hanukkah limit the interpretation of the Written Torah strictly and only to the Oral Torah middot of logic.
Tohor middot of logic, they “trigger”, comparable to a person who yawns which causes other people to likewise yawn. Human social interactions involve much more than simple word communications. A fundamental flaw in modern social media cell phone communications, people communicate without seeing or responding to non rational “trigger” behaviors expressed by others in real time, actual social interactions.
As previously repeatedly stated tohor middot a person dedicates to the service of HaShem as part of the brit Cohen nation faith. It sharply contrasts with ’emotional contagion’ witchcraft which employs tuma: selfish tuma, self serving techniques to control and influence other people; to entice and seduce others to achieve self gratification purposes and designs.
This logic system studies the Torah in order to define tohor middot and then encourages others, in all social interactions, to mirror these tohor middot dedicated unto HaShem as holy. For example: a fundamental tuma midda – anger; the expression of this tuma midda causes an immediate change in how other people react and consequently change their emotions – almost instantaneously. Emotions project non-verbal signals of communications.
The nature of virtually all human beings, to stronger or lesser degrees, we all can feel a certain degree of empathy with other people. Nazi propaganda employed the tuma midda of anger to hypnotize all the peoples of Europe to feel feelings of hatred and disgust toward Jews. The latter half of the 20th Century changed the definition of anti-Semitism away from opposing Jewish integration into European society to loathing hatred of Jews.
Avodat HaShem strives to spread, throughout the bnai brit communities and societies, planned, dedicated, defined tohor middot, among and between members of Jewish society. The anti-thesis of tohor middot – – tuma middot. Nazi witchcraft spread tuma middot across Germany and Europe in only a few years. Businesses across the planet today employ advertising techniques which mimics positive human emotions to sell their products.
Mimesis has variable definitions. But it seems to me that it compares to how a predatory virus duplicates and spreads within host cells, it dominates and consumes the host prey. The Beatles revolution on Western culture in the 1960s serves as a powerful example. Elvis Presley likewise mezmorized millions. The anti-war movement which recognized the evils of US imperialism which criminal leadership sitting in Washington initiated predatory wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Some 20th century scholars argue that ‘social contagion’ triggers a spontaneous imitation by others, the opposite of rational conscious based thinking and decision making. The dedication of tohor middot to HaShem through tefilla seeks to impact the spread of these Torah defined tohor middot which affects and changes attitudes or behaviours of how and what others feel within any given bnai brit society – independent of the rational awareness of these tohor middot by the common man.
Ancient Greek society sought to channel and control societal Order through employment of rhetoric. Obama employed this rhetoric technique in 2008 with his political slogan: “CHANGE”. Public leadership to a large degree inspires within a larger audience a social influence, like for instance the rapid spread of counter culture movements within a society or the election of John Kennedy and camelot.
The dedication of tohor middot unto HaShem through the mitzva of tefilla, his non verbal communication of tohor middot function as non verbal spirits which promotes social conformity and/or harmony. They assist to create an emotional climate, a morale among and between people. The dedication of tohor middot seeks to cause others to mimic these non verbal tohor spirits in their daily lives. Mussar defines T’NaCH prophecy. It plants non verbal ‘seed’ feelings into the hearts of others living in all generations for ever.
In 1959, the year of my birth, a Ukrainian Jewish descendant, Erving Goffman, conceptualized in his masterpiece: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. There he introduced the use of imagination triggered by the medium of theatre, to portray the importance of human social interaction. He argues that when individuals come in contact with other people, they attempt to control or guide the impression that others perceive about themselves, by changing or fixing his or her setting, appearance, and manner – something like a job interview.
Tohor middot validates human dignity and consequently opposes all attempts to humiliate others, as l’shon ha’ra so powerfully proves and demonstrates. Tuma middot by stark contrast centers self aggrandizement accomplished through the degradation and shame of other individuals and/or groups; Yom HaShoah validates this premise and definition. Goffman perceived human life as comparable to dramatic theater. In his theatrical metaphor, he argues that a person presents himself to others based upon cultural values, norms, and beliefs. The presentation has a set goal of self acceptance from the audience through a carefully conducted performance. This idea works well in harmony with halachic ritual observances. A scantily dressed woman, regardless of her natural beauty and charms, receives an immediate negative reaction if she walks through the streets of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem. Therefore the framers of the Talmud combine mussar Aggadita together with Halachic ritualism. Herein defines the correct way and intent of the Framers as to how to correctly learn the Sha’s Bavli.
Amida, Jewish tefilla: what does a Man stand before? A Torah scroll. Why? Blessings, contrasted by praises like Tehillim, exist as toldoth of oaths. Notice that the Shemone Esri lacks שם ומלכות, don’t be shocked, so does the Cohen blessing דאורייתא!!! So what did rabbi Yochanon in ברכות mean when his posok halacha ruled that a blessing requires שם ומלכות? Tefilla dedicates tohor middot b/c tefilla has replaced korbanot, and the primary pre-condition for korbanot …. a tohor status. And that’s the rub … how can a person dedicate tohor middot unto HaShem when Yidden fail to discern the distinction between the 13 tohor middot דאורייתא? What differentiates אל from רחום from חנון etc? Neither you, nor your husband, nor his friends in the bet knesset nor your Jewish family scattered across America have ever thought about defining tohor middot from the Torah! On the basis of tohor middot stands the Oral Torah logic system.
But assimilated American Jewry relies upon the logic of Aristotle and Plato, of Hegel’s dialectics and Marx. For you the lights of Hanukkah mean nothing more than an empty ritual observance of lighting candles. But Hanukkah commemorates the P’rushim vs. Tzeddukim Civil War. The latter Cohenim has embraced and assimilated to Greek culture as did the Spanish rabbis with the Rambam as their head. Never once have any assimilated American Jew ever questioned: Just how did the Rambam code radically change the halacha as recorded in the Talmud! Notice that modern day Yidden, as a rule, refers directly to Reshon scholarship divorced from the Talmud. Why? B/c the Rambam code abandoned the Oral Torah logic system based upon middot (Derech Aretz precedes the Torah) in favor of Greek logic formats!
For most Jews tefilla and prayer mean the exact same thing. But translations never define terms. Brit does not mean covenant. Brit most essentially entails swearing a Torah oath. All T’NaCH translations made by goyim — they all translate the Name of HaShem to some other word. Father or Allah etc etc that’s the sin of the Golden Calf where Aaron translated the Name unto אלהים. Neither the Bible nor Koran ever once brin the Name of HaShem revealed at Sinai. A Torah oath requires swearing in the Name of HaShem. The error of this avoda zara: HaShem lives as Spirit and the Name does not exist as a word. That’s why Abba Shaul, a great Tanna forbade pronouncing the Name according to its letters on pain of the din of כרת. Rabbi Akiva teaches that simple folk who pronounce the Name Yahweh and other such narishkeit, that they have no portion in the world to come! Hence we replace the Name with Adonai.
The Goyim translate the Name as Lord. Adonai translates into Lord. But our sages replaced the Name with Adonai so as not to treat the Spirit of Life as a word. Goyim make no such distinction, and therefore the Bible and the Church violate the 1st and 2nd commandments of Sinai! Islam too does the exact same error. Its really rather humorous in a pathetic sort of way. Explain the “10 commandments”, when after the opening 2 Commandments that Israel demanded from Moshe that he go up Sinai (26th day, 3 weeks and 5 days, of the Omer)????
Every 7th to 10th word in the Koran — prophet. LOL Never once does the Koran distinguish between a prophet and an Angel. The Torah refers to Moshe sent to Egypt as an Angel. Yaacov went “Angels” unto Esau. The Torah defines prophet as a person who commands mussar. The mussar of the 10 commandment editing of the Torah instructs a connection between the 10 plagues to the revelation of the Name of HaShem at Sinai. We learn (mitzvot learn from other mitzvot) how to pronounce the Name from the mitzva of blowing the Shofar! The 3 notes of the shofar affix to positive, negative, positive time oriented mitzvot. When you come to the Name in da’avening ya blow it. Based upon the brit which Avram swore to HaShem, that the Spirit of HaShem would eternally live within the hearts of the chosen brit Cohen people. For a Cohen to do avodat HaShem (tefilla in place of korbanot) the Cohen had to breath tohor spirits.
Tohor spirits, they function as a trigger – something like a yawn. The framers of the Talmud wove a warp weft fabric of halacha and aggadita. This format of learning follows the kabbala of rabbi Akiva, how פרדס defines the revelation of the Oral Torah 13 middot on Horev, 40 days after the sin of the golden calf, on Yom Kippur. Drosh and P’shat a couple, Remiz and Sod a couple. The former affixes to Aggadita while the latter affixes to halacha. The Rambam code divorced Aggadita from Halacha and that רשע did not even give Aggadita her get! Consequently, halacha changed from a ritual observance attached with a prophetic mussar as its k’vanna unto codes of religious law that Yidden do because its written in the Shulchan Aruch! Small wonder that the Reform rabbis despised halacha and publicly profaned the Name of HaShem among the Jewish people and the entire world.
To what does the disaster of the Rambam halachic code compare? To the volcanic Krakatoa eruption in 536 which over the course of 300 years caused a world wide drought and climate change which witnessed the rise of Islam (Mecca and Medina had water) and the collapse of major cities in King Arthur’s Britain unto Mexico due to disease and drought!
The cousin of the Ramban, the Rabbeinu Yona put the Rambam into herem! A disastrous Civil War ensued among exiled Jewish refugee populations scattered across Western European countries. The anarchy and chaos which ensued witnessed the expulsion of Jews from England, the public burning of all Talmudic literature/manuscripts (before the printing press) in Paris France, the expulsion of all Jews from France, which permanently destroyed the Rashi/Tosafot schools on how to correctly learn the Talmud. The imposition of crushing taxation upon the Jews of Germany which destroyed the Jewish trades and livelihood. Followed up by the war crime of placing all Jews into Ghetto prisons. This act caused a huge population transfer of Jews living in Western Europe; these refugee populations fled to Eastern Europe and Russia!
The Rif, not the Talmud, introduced waiting between eating meat and milk. The Rif imposed his “fence around the Torah’ due to the powerful influence of the Karaites in his generation. Today Karaites hardly exist, not so in the days of the Rif. After eating meat, if you wash your mouth, the Torah there afterwards permits the consumption of milk, with no waiting time intervention. Chicken while not cooked with Milk, like the recipe of Kentucky Fried Chicken, which soaks the chicken in milk, obviously forbidden according to Rabbi Akiva. Nonetheless, immediately after eating chicken a person can enjoy ice-cream, even without rinsing the mouth. The same reason as stated above. The Karaites emphasized the permission, according to the simple reading of the Torah, that a person could choose to consume milk products immediately after eating meat. The טיפש פשט of the Karaites negated the kabbala taught by Rabbi Akiva by which פרדס explains how to employ and learn the Oral Torah revelation made at Horev on Yom Kippur.
Why the Torah prohibition against cooking meat and milk together? The Torah defines prophecy as mussar. What mussar does this commandment teach? Fear of Heaven, also known as Baal Shem Tov. Mixture of meat and milk in the flesh pots destroys the reputation of both meat and milk, despite the fact that both separately qualify as kosher. A man with fear of heaven always strives to build his ‘Good Name’. Mussar applies unto all generations of bnai brit, and therefore defines the Torah term: prophecy.
Why did Saadia Gaon place the Karaites into charem? Perhaps for the identical reason that Rabbeinu Yonah, the cousin of the Ramban, placed the Rambam into charem! Neither this nor that understood the kabbala taught first by rabbi Akiva and thereafter embraced by all rabbinic opinions included within the Sha’s Talmud! Specifically rabbi Akiva interpreted the k’vanna of the Oral Torah as expressed through the discipline of Torah scholarship known as פרדס, P’shat, remiz, drosh, and sod. The fabric of Talmudic scholarship employs a warp/weft of Halacha/Aggadita. The halacha of the Rambam divorced the halacha from its aggadita. That רשע refused to give aggadita her get. The consequence of this gross error, Yidden observes halacha like robots rather than affix prophetic mussar unto defined ritual observances.
The Karaite heretics limited the study of the Torah into a טיפש פשט, something like modern day “rabbis” who say you must da’aven the Siddur according to the פשוטו של מקרא. Narishkeit, tefilla starkly contrasts with the avoda zara of prayer because all positive time oriented commandments require k’vanna. Rabbi Yochanon ruled that in order to make a blessing, a blessing requires שם ומלכות, ברוך אתה ה’ אלוקנו מלך העולם. Another mountain hanging by a hair … what defines דאורייתא the term מלך?
The Gra argues that the term המלך as found in the Book of Ester, that it makes a רמז to the Creator of the Universe. This interpretation bothers me, because המלך has the exact Gematria as המן!! Purim contrasts the tuma middot expressed through extreme anger as demonstrated by the king when the Queen refused to show up naked to the party, and Haman because Mordecai refused to stand before his honor…דרך ארץ קדמה לתורה. The interpretation of the Gra, it seems to me, differentiates between HaShem and all other Gods worshipped by Goyim. This key understanding explains why the B’hag ruled that the reading of Megillat Esther qualifies as a mitzva from the Torah! נכנס יין יצא סוד. Purim reveals which middot drives a person – tohor or tuma. The latter terms exist as spirits as fermented drinks also go by the name “spirits”.
How does the Torah define: מלכות. The Birkat Kohanim, the language from the Torah of kre’a shma, and the Shemone Esri, one and all lack שם ומלכות!!! All 3 clearly qualify as Torah blessings! Therefore מלכות as a term cannot define מלכות any more than the word green can define the color green to a man born blind.
The opening Gemara of ברכות to the Sha’s Bavli qualifies as the “hair” upon which hangs all discussions throughout the Talmud Bavli! The Talmud begins with ברכות to distinguish the quality of blessings, from that of saying Tehillim. A blessing exists as a toldah of swearing an oath; both can transgress, and say the Name of HaShem in vain. Not so reciting Tehillim. The Shemone Esri, ideally a person da’avens in a Bet Knesset in front of a Sefer Torah. Why? A person must “stand”/Amida before a Sefer Torah in order to swear a Torah oath! Tefillen, like a Sefer Torah – on what specific? On the פרט of swearing oaths. The distinction between the two: a person swears an oath, like the mitzva of kre’a shma, sitting and not standing. Herein explains the dispute between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai. The latter said kre’a shma standing also.
How does the Torah define מלכות? The dedication of tohor middot. Any man who dedicates tohor middot unto HaShem, that man qualifies as the Moshiach. Hence the Gemara of Sanhedrin teaches that כלל ישראל, in all generations, qualify as the Moshiach! The opening Mishna of גיטין differentiates between Israel and g’lut. In g’lut the Yidden, including the rabbis, do not know how to do mitzvot לשמה. Doing mitzvot לשמה, meaning dedicating tohor middot unto the service of HaShem, through how a Jew behaves towards his peers.
A Cohen, for example, had to breath tohor spirits before the Torah permitted that Cohen to do avodat HaShem. Tefilla stands in the place of korbanot, as Israel lives as the chosen Cohen nation. What distinguishes, from the Torah, ה’ אל רחום וחנון וכו’ וכו? If a Jew can not discern the distinction which separates one tohor midda from another, then that Jew has never kept any commandment from the Torah ie מלכות! And consequently, based upon this understanding of the term מלך, likewise explains the long g’lut which culminated in the Shoah.
Rabbi Mosc Ker, with sincere respect…..the parallel you draw between the American Revolution and the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is not valid. The War of Independence between England and the American Patriots fought that war for a number of reasons. Not the least of those reasons was that the ” Crown” was thousands of miles away and the Patriots demanded, “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION”. Our money in the USA says “IN GOD WE TRUST”. [Marc, with respect, the question raised by the American revolutionary war against the British compares the Balestinians to the Americans who remained loyal to the Crown. Those Americans did not live in a distant land. And they raised no issue of taxation without representation because they remained loyal to the King. But following the British defeat, the loyalist Americans never demanded a country of their own subject to the rule of the king. Yet stateless Arab refugees post 1948 and 1967 demand a country cut out of the hide of the Jewish State – – as if the Arabs won both wars.]QUESTION… DID “GOD” CONDONE THE THEFT OF LAND FROM THE INDIGENEOUS POPULATION THAT LIVED THERE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS? I THINK NOT. IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE RIDICULOUS CONCEPT OF MANIFEST DESTINY EVEN THOUGH THE TERM OF “MANIFEST DESTINY” DID NOT EXIST UNTIL APPROX. 1850 AND THE TERM WAS USED TO JUSTIFY THAT SAME CRIME OF ACQUISITION FOR ALL THE LAND TO THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. ISRAEL AND PALESTINE BOTH HAVE ANCIENT CLAIMS TO THAT LAND. BIBLICALLY, THE PALESTINIANS MAY HAVE BEEN THERE FIRST AND THAT IS DOCUMENTED BIBLICALLY WHEN MOSES SENT HIS SPIES INTO THE LAND NOW CALLED ISRAEL. WAS THIS ALSO A MANIFEST DESTINY MANDATE ? WAS IT ORDAINED BY GOD? I ASK YOU THIS QUESTION BECAUSE I DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER. THESE TWO COUNTRIES ARE NOT THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY FROM EACH OTHER. WHAT IS CLEAR TO ME IS THAT ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS ARE CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH. ABRAHAM ! SARAH, HAGAR, ISHMAEL AND ISAAC. ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS ARE COUSINS. I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT. YOUR LAND HAS SOAKED UP ENOUGH BLOOD. I HAVE CLOSE RELATIONS THAT I DO NOT CHOOSE TO SEE OR SPEAK TO. I UNDERSTAND THE INTENSITY OF FAMILY FEUDS.
I UNDERSTAND THE HATRED. I HAVE KNOWN AND WORKED WITH MANY SABRES. ALL I AM SAYING IS THAT THIS CONFLICT WILL NEVER BE RESOLVED BY FORCE. IT CAN ONLY BE RESOLVED BY TRUE RECONCILLIATION. THERE ARE 10 OTHER TRIBES IN THE WORLD THAT HAVE LOST THEIR IDENTITY.
IF WE WANT TO REUNITE ISRAEL, THE PALESTINIANS MUST BE RECOGNIZED AS PART OF THE FAMILY.
Marc David Baker @ docofthebay.blog
Its a pleasure to hold this dialogue with you Marc
The idea that stateless Arabs refugees have any claim to Israel, simply does not compare to the Manifest Destiny made to justify and encourage the conversion of territories into States of the Union. Arab armies conquered Syria in 8th Century. The Roman name Palaestina, imposed by Rome following the Bar Kochba revolt in 125 CE. Palestine originates from European imperialism NOT Arab imperialism. Arabs cannot even pronounce the letter P!
The Ottoman Turks – not Arabs but rather Muslims, an important distinction. The Ottoman Turks conquered what became known to that imperialist empire as Greater Syria from the Arab Mamluk Sultanate in about 1517. Turkish land laws remain the law within Israel to this very day! When I sought to buy a piece of property, the best I could do – open a 99 year lease from the State of Israel. The State “owns” all land. Arab properties like Abu Gosh, fall outside of this law/Tabu. The Tabu land registry in Israel dates back to Ottoman rule.
Therefore at best since the 16th Century Arabs could work the land of “Greater Syria” as share croppers. A share cropper does not “own” the land. The notion of Arabs as “native inhabitants” stems from the propaganda made by Yasser Arafat since early 1964, a far cry from “thousands of years”, when that Arab – born in Egypt – established the name of his movement as the “Palestine Liberation Army”.
Palestine, modern European imperialism sought to impose that name as a stamp upon the Middle East … as opposed to the Ottoman “stamp” of “Greater Syria”. In the 19th Century, the Ottoman empire, also known as the “Sick Man of Europe”, had degenerated into a permanent decay. The Ottoman empire could not afford cartographers/map makers, even from the 18th Century. Consequently the Ottoman empire bought European maps of the Middle East! Hence the European imperialist name “Palestine”.
Following WW1, the Allies ie Britain and France, they broke up the Ottoman empire just as they did the German and Austro-Hungarian empires. During the Great War the Allies contracted two great treaties among themselves which determined how these European empires would carve up and determine the borders of the Middle East. The secret Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 and the Balfour Declaration of 1917. President Wilson’s only peace proposal accepted by the post war Allied Powers established the League of Nations. Senator Long lead the Republican Opposition which prevented America from joining the League of Nations. Following the Senate rejection of that treaty, President Wilson suffered a stroke. Wilson rejected and opposed any and all secret treaties. But since Washington did not join the League of Nations, the Wilson Government could not oppose the imposition of the Sykes-Picot agreement upon establishment of borders in the Middle East!
In the early 1920s the League of Nations gave to the British and French mandates by which these imperialist empires carved up between themselves Ottoman Greater Syria. The League of Nations based its “Palestine Mandate” upon the Balfour Declaration!!! Again 1922, that’s a far cry from “thousands of years”, as you claim. Arabs under the Palestine Mandate refused to refer to themselves as “Palestinians”. Why?
The question “Why”, Western propaganda so conveniently ignores today. Simply answered: For Arabs to refer to themselves as “Palestinians”, this would directly imply that they accepted the British “Palestine Mandate” – which they most emphatically did not. The 1936 Arab Revolt definitively proves this without any margin of error. Arab Revolt NOT Palestinian Revolt! The Arabs to this very day absolutely reject the Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration served as the basis for the awarding by the League of Nations the “Palestine Mandate” unto the British in 1922!!!
Only after Ben Gurion named the newly declared “Jewish State” named “Israel”, did Yasser Arafat opportunistically embrace the name Palestine. Again 1964 hardly qualifies as “thousands of years”. The problem of “native inhabitants” Arafat’s propaganda employed the lie of the Arabs genetically linked to the ancient Philistines. Only problem with such a bald face lies as this, the extinct Philistines originated from Greek Islands; these “boat people” have no connection whatsoever with post Mohammad “Arabs”, originally established in the 7th Century CE!!!
The notion of reuniting Israel with stateless Arab refugee populations – utterly and totally absurd. Jews define the term “refugee”. For over 2000 years Jews scatter across the face of the Planet Earth existed as Stateless Refugees. Stateless refugees have no rights, because they have no country of their own!!! The European name “Palestine” exists as a propaganda fiction on par with Arafat’s “Philistine” lie. Arabs have no portion with the Jewish family any more than did Jews have equality during the empires of the Arab Caliphate. Both the Umayyad and the Abbasid Caliphates, both Jews and Xtians existed under the legal status of dhimmis.
The Jewish State does in its own turn NOT recognize Arabs refugee populations as equals. The justice known as measure for measure applies. Yes some assimilated Yidden validate citizenship to Arabs living in Israel, but no Israeli government has ever included Arab Knesset members within the leadership of the Government. Israel exists as the only Jewish State on the planet Earth. Arabs and Muslims have 57 countries. No Arab in Saudi Arabia or Muslim in Iran or Turkey views Jews as “PART OF THE FAMILY”. That’s an absurd and totally false argument whereby you conclude your last posting.
The connection between the last Will and Testament king David bestowed as an obligation to Solomon his son … a 1:1 ratio between וחטאה of the 13 middot Torah Sh’Baal Peh and the blessing within the body of the Shemone Esri 3 + 13 + 3 = 613 תרי”ג …
את צמח דוד עבדך מהרה תצמיח, וקרנו תרום בישועתך, כי לישועתך קוינו כל היום. ברוך אתה ה’, מצמיח קרן ישועה
- Mussar commands: this last Will & Testament of king David: its the inheritance of כלל ישראל in all generations. Never turn the Torah into a spade. My Rav, Aaron Nemuraskii the talmid of rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv – posek HaDor of his generation of Ashkenazi Jewry – he taught Torah in D’var Yerushalim in Jerusalem for 25 year before he passed. He never received a salary to teach people a sh’itta how to learn Torah. Instead, we would sit for 12 to 16 hours learning the Sha’s Talmud then leave the Yeshiva and paint for 3 or 4 hours houses by which Rav Aaron earned a salary. In this way Rav Aaron earned enough money to buy a house for his 3 daughters at the time of their marriage.
ברוך דיין אמת Mount Meron in northern Israel, at least 44 killed and over 150 injured on Lag Ba’Omer. Most of the victims of this horrible tragedy come from the Toldos Aharon chassidim. It’s worth noting that this year, there are fewer people on the mountain than in previous years.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident “a terrible disaster.”
Several hospitals opened hotlines for people to search for family and friends who may have been injured; Galilee: 04-9850505, Ziv: 04-6828838 and Poriya: 04-6652211.
Video from before the incident showed tens of thousands of people, dancing and jumping up and down on the stands as music blasted. At around midnight Thursday, organizers had estimated that some 100,000 people atteneded the site, with an additional 100,000 expected to arrive by Friday morning.
On Lag Ba’Omer, Israelis celebrate the Bar Kochba’ victory over the Romans 2,000 years ago. The many flaws and errors in strategic planning contributed to this horrible total defeat in war. Israel failed to coordinate the Revolt against Rome, together with the Jews of Alexandria Egypt. Also Bar Kochba did not pursue and destroy the Roman legions station in Damascus Syria.
These poor decisions permitted the Romans to fight the Jewish revolts in Judea and Egypt in a piecemeal manner. The failure to expel the Romans from Syria and Egypt permitted Rome time to reorganize and mount a devastating counter-attack. This false Messiah’s worst error, he failed to call upon HaShem to judge the Gods worshiped by Rome, as did Moshe, the Prophet, who called upon HaShem to judge the Gods of Egypt, and likewise did Yehoshua, whose tefilla called upon HaShem to judge the Gods worshiped by the nations and kingdoms of Canaan. The Order of the Rashi tefillen remembers the oath sworn brit to this effect cut at GilGal. The oath sworn brit cut at Sh’Cem, as ordered in the Rabbeinu Tam tefillen, remembers the dedication unto holiness never to do avodat HaShem except while breathing tohor spirits.
Post disaster a reactionary blame game and finger pointing has occurred as a result of this catastrophic failure. Women soldiers who came to give aid and support, verbally and physically attacked by survivors and outraged Haredi Yidden in the name of modesty? The counting of the Omer, a period of mourning our people do so that we might succeed in removing avoda zara from our midsts before we accept the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. A catastrophic failure compares to an absolutely amazing success – like the 6 Day War. Both blessing and curse reveal the finger of God in our lives. As Israel mourns for this tragedy, may the Jewish people turn to t’shuva unto HaShem.