The classic error made by oversimplification of Torah mitzvot into an assimilated Roman law positive and negative codex. Lateral common law halachot do not compare to Napoleon’s Codex of statute Roman law. Impossible to grasp the depth of Torah mitzvot, ignorant of positive time oriented commandments together with partnership commandments. The latter type of commandment: interest free loans – collateral & pledges – hilchot shabbot, and קידושין\גיטין. A two legged chair has no stability.
The ירידות הדורות domino effect has its דיוק opposite aliyat affect. Torah spirituality prioritizes the needs of the many over the Ego driven, self centered, emotionally immature – individual. As the Av tumah middah – avodah zarah – rains Torah g’lut curses of slander, oppression, slavery, sexual ערוה and murder; Av tohor middot – manifest Torah blessings of political Independence – the Torah Constitutional Republic; a legal system of lateral common law Sanhedrin Federal courtrooms.
Judean embraced and accepted foreign cultures and customs, Ezra built an Oracle Cathedral made of wood and stone, but the Judean folk never observed the Mitzvah דאורייתא of Sh’mitta during the entire period of the 2nd Commonwealth. The mussar commanded by ירמיה rebukes all generations of Israel: had our folk observed the Sh’mitta\Yovel commandment, HaShem would not have decreed the curse of Babylonian g’lut. Observance of mitzvot requires an Order of priorities. The bi-polar division of תרי”ג commandments into positive vs negative commandments fails to grasp the need to establish an Order of priorities which positive time oriented and partnership commandment fundamentally require.
Domestic justice within the borders of Judea takes priority over emotional love feelings. The opposing factions and sects during the 2nd commonwealth despised and detested one another – hatred without cause. Justice requires intra-bnai brit diplomacy among and between our allied people. Vertical courtroom judges who accept bribes, this Av tumah midda results in the outbreak of Civil War which rips apart and destroys our people.
What mitzva does king Moshiach serve when Jews hate, despise, and detest one another? The anointed king leads the nation to fight foreign armies. But this mitzvah accomplishes nothing when Jews make war against ourselves. No need for a foreign army to initiate war risks, when Jews murder one another – themselves alone. Rome conquered Jerusalem when disputing brothers did quibble over the Crown. Both brothers invited Roman armies into the walls of Jerusalem without so much a fight.
Post Shoah, many Israeli Jews (at least before the Eichmann trial) held Shoah European Jewry in absolute contempt for their passivity walking into the Nazi gas chambers. The Civil War fought between the brothers of the Hashmonite dynasty, hands down a far greater tumah disgrace than that displayed by the cowed Jews of Europe, conditioned by millenniums of blood libel, ghetto oppression & pogroms — who passively died without a fight.
Our forefathers of the 2nd Commonwealth, our forefathers failed to restore the Torah as the Constitution of the Republic/commonwealth. The Tzeddukim traitors set the precedent which has pursued g’lut Jewry throughout the 2nd g’lut; the Tzeddukim followed by the Xtian church, followed by the Karaites and Reform Judaism – one and all reject the Constitutional mandate given by Moshe Rabbeinu; whereby that prophet established the Torah mandate: the Sanhedrin courts alone have the authority to determine all cultural and custom disputes which divide our people; from determination of the New Moon calendar to kashrut.
This closing פרק: forbidden ערוה, it learns from יח:א – ל. The Sanhedrin Federal common law Courts, they interpret and understand the k’vannot of: ושמרתם את חקתי ואת משפטי.
Let’s learn. A distant precedent: דברים ה: א – יא. As Israel listened to Moshe’s explanation of Torah commandments, so too the generations of Israel have a Torah obligation to obey and listen to the Sanhedrin lateral common law courtroom rulings which interpret the k’vanna of Torah commandments, specificly positive time oriented commandments and partnership commandments. The language Horev, makes רמז to the Sanhedrin court authority.
Another distant precedent: יב: כ – יג: א. Tohorat ha’biet compares to the negative commandment: eating blood. The mitzvah of tohorat ha’biet, this partnership commandment, it compares to the laws of tohor and tumah animals. A unique Torah established cultural tradition, unparalleled by the customs & cultures practiced by any other nation. Torah commandments and Sanhedrin halachot exist as a seamless dress fabric which therefore fulfills the commandment: לא תסף עליו ולא תגרע ממנו.
A slightly distant precedent: יג: יג – יד: ב. Who then qualify as these בני בליעל? People who despise the Torah mandate which establishes the authority of the Sanhedrin lateral courts to determine the k’vanna of Torah partnership commandments. Rejection of the Oral Torah revelation @ Horev defines avoda zarah throughout the generations. The Torah compares this Av tumah to the people of Canaan which Israel has a Torah commandment to utterly destroy those רשעים, together with all their property. חרם\נידוי learns from this precedent.
The language תשמע בקול ה’ אלהיך, refers to the rulings of the lateral Sanhedrin courts. A distant precedent: טז: ט – יז. What does במקום אשר יבחר ה’ אלהיך לשכן שמו שם refer to? The Great Sanhedrin court and partnership commandments. Another distant precedent: טז: כא – יז: יג. People who reject the mandate authority of the Sanhedrin courts, resemble unto false prophets.
A slightly distant precedent: יט: טו – כ: יח. The language ודרשו השפטים היטב refers to the prosecution\defense judges of the lateral courts of common law. This style defines the language of ‘difficulty/answer’ – all Talmudic discourses. The language of עין בעין שן בשן יד ביד רגל ברגל only literally applies to דיני נפשות Sanhedrin courtroom hearings. The Great Sanhedrin primarily addresses cases of partnership commandments.
The language ונגש הכהן ודבר אל העם, refers to the Cohen anointed Moshiach for war, פינחס the most famous Torah example. The Moshiach describes partnership mitzvot which negate the obligation to risk one’s life to fight a foreign war outside the borders of the oath sworn lands. Another slightly distant precedent: כג: יח – כד: ד. More cases of partnership mitzvot.
The kabbalah, slightly distant precedent from עמוס on partnership mitzvot: ו: א – ז: ג. The Reshonim and Achronim scholars who failed to learn the Torah לשמה, likewise their לא לשמה perpetuation of g’lut failed to grasp the mussar of partnership mitzvot, and its power to bring a כפרה to both the people and the land for the tumah Yatzir within our hearts. Who bears the primary responsibility for the Shoah? We the Jewish people, our failure to do and keep mitzvot לשמה. This מעשה בראשית kabbalah created the Shoah חרה אף monster, which consumed European Jewry.