Friday, December 31, 2010

"Repairing the Breach" on Republic Broadcasting Network


Proverbs 25:2 It is the honour of the Almighty to conceal a thing; But the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Super Bowl NFL Hall of Fame Reggie White "Minister of Defense" 

"Reggie White knew there was more to life than watching grown men play children's games... how about you...?"





Watch this short video explaining the Jewish understanding of Isaiah 53.

ISAIAH 53… IN 53 SECONDS

Chosen People Ministries has focused on Isaiah 53 because it believes this passage is one of its most powerful proof-texts. When read out-of-context and mistranslated, Isaiah 53 gives the impression of a prophecy describing the suffering and death of the messiah, specifically Jesus dying for our sins.
This Christian interpretation is absolutely incorrect for several good reasons. Isaiah commonly uses familiar metaphors and often speaks of the people of Israel as a single individual referred to as the Servant of God. Moreover in nine previous  passages, Isaiah identifies the Servant to be  Israel, as we see in Isaiah 41:8  “Israel is my Servant…” and Isaiah 43:10 “You are My witnesses says the Lord, and My Servant whom I have chosen…”
Chapters 52-53 describe the reaction of the nations of the world when they witness the future and ultimate redemption of the Jewish people.
Initially, the nations viewed the Jewish people scornfully and considered them to be rejected by God and deserving of suffering and His divine punishment. Isaiah states that in the future, the nations will be shocked and dumbfounded when they witness God’s unexpected and glorious redemption of the Jewish people.
The nations will then contrast their new realization of Israel’s grandeur with their previous beliefs. Ultimately, they will conclude that the Jews were not rejected by God, but in fact, they suffered from the unjustified and disproportionate persecution inflicted upon them by the nations of the world.
To validate their biased misinterpretation, missionaries intentionally avoid mention of a critical fact. In Isaiah 53:5, they deliberately mistranslate the word “from” as“for”, andthereby claim that the Servant will suffer for the sins of the Jewish people. In fact, the verse says that the nations of the world will actually admit that Israel – the Servant of God – “was wounded from our transgressions, bruisedfrom our iniquities.” In the original Hebrew, the letter “מ – mem” which serves as the prefix to the words “transgressions” and “iniquities” means “from”, not “for.”Therefore, this verse cannot be read as supporting the Christian view that the Servant, namely Jesus, suffers for the sins of the world.
In fact, many Christian commentaries including the New English Bible: Oxford Study EditionThe New Interpreters Study Bible and The Harper Collins Study Bible agree with the Jewish interpretation of Isaiah 53. For example, the Oxford Study Edition states, “Israel, the servant of God, has suffered as a humiliated individual.”

SOURCE: http://www.jewsforjudaism.org/isaiah53/isaiah-53-in-53-seconds/

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

This is my Name - י-ה-ו-ה and א-ה-י-ה (Part 1 & 2)


Anders, Re:"he died innocent and became a sacrifice." This is nicene christian doctrine. HaShem didn't suddenly change his mind. All through the TaNaCH
In Deuteronomy, God calls Human sacrifice something that He hates, and an abomination to Him!

Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the Eternal thy God: for every abomination to the Eternal, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. [Deuteronomy 12:30-31]

In Jeremiah, God tells us that Human sacrifice is so horrible a concept to Him, that it did not even come into His mind!

Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents; They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind: Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Eternal, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but The Valley of Slaughter. [Jeremiah 19:4-6]

We see the same thing in Psalm 106 and in Ezekiel 16:

Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. [Psalm 106:37-38]

Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter? [Ezekiel 16:20]

And yet we are to then turn around and believe that God changed His mind, and required human sacrifice, and then it was the sacrifice of His own human son that God wanted? After telling the Jews to stay away from pagan practices, and pagan beliefs, God then changes His mind and says, "Okay, now go ahead and believe in a human sacrifice, just as these very pagans believe?"

The Christian definition of the term, Messiah, is closer to the pagan notion of a dying/saving god or hero than to the Jewish understanding of Messiah. The ancient world is filled with examples. Mithra, Adonis, Dionysis, Attis, Ra, and many others were born in the Winter, died in the Spring, and came back to life. Along with this, they believed that their followers would not die, but have immortal life, since the death of the hero/god acted as their sacrifice for their sins. The pagan world was filled with gods who were the product of a human mother and a god for the father. Even Hercules had Zeus for a father, and a human mother.

When the earliest Christians would come into the synagogues and missionize, they would get kicked out. They were not allowed to stay and preach, they were rejected, because their message was pagan, was recognized as such by the Jews, and they were removed and separated from the Jewish people as a result. This shows the real reason why Judaism and Christianity separated from each other. It also shows that one cannot be a Jew and a Christian at the same time.

To understand Messiah Yeshua one must see him as a Tzadik sent from HaShem i.e a son of God as he made clear many times. Christianity refutes itself by its ignorance of Torah. No wonder only priests were able to read the scriptures and it given in Latin.

There are some Nicene heresies that are so deeply rooted in the Christian psyche that for those seeking authentic biblical religion getting beyond them is very difficult, even with the Light of Torah. One of these is the "Blood of Jesus" dogma. The famous Christian hymn declares this central Nicene dogma clearly:

"What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus"

The Lamb has nothing to do with the sin offering in Torah!

see: http://natzrim.blogspot.com/2012/08/passover-and-sacrifice.html

May you continue seeking Torah truth. In light of Torah the Messiah can be found.

I have came into a better understanding myself since the day I posted this (above blog) I will be removing it shortly because it blasphemes the Name of HaShem.

The Book of proverbs emphatically shows that one’s wisdom is dictated by their ability to learn from mistakes, make corrections, and be corrected, not the inability to make mistakes and/or be corrected. Only fools are not subject to correction and reproof. see THE NAME - the prohibition to utter His Name in vain.
http://natzrim.blogspot.com/2012/06/name-prohibition-to-utter-his-name-in.html

B"H  Shalom



Sunday, December 26, 2010

Time of Jacob's Trouble


"Time of Jacob's Trouble"

"This is a tribute to my friend Reggie White, of blessed memory. Most of the world knew him as one of the greatest Football players to ever live. But he was also a deeply spiritual man who had a burning desire to uncover the roots of his Christian faith. The same drive and zeal that made him a great ball player also made him a great scholar and in his final years he learned to read the Bible in the original Hebrew. His untimely passing on December 26, 2004 was a great loss to the world. "



“The prophets promised that there would be a shaking of the earth in the last days, and that during the time of trouble the Name of the true GOD would become known throughout all the earth!
Discover the truth and power in the "Name above all names," for according to Yo'el (the prophet Joel), "Whosoever calls on the Name of the LORD shall be saved!"

We are living in the Almighty’s universe. The world in which we live is synchronized to His calendar and His time clock. Whether we recognize it or not makes no difference. The Creator does not spin the world based on what we do and do not understand.

The Creator’s reckoning of time is clearly detailed in the first scroll of the Hebrew Scriptures. Yet, the western Gentile Christian world has forsaken God’s calendar. Instead, it has adopted a pagan reckoning of time in which every day of the week and month of the year is named after a pagan god or fallen angel. Days, weeks, months, and years all begin at completely fictitious points in time. Those raised within the western paradigm have no idea what time it is. It is as if the hands have been broken from the face of the clock.

The Creator set the sun, moon, planets, and stars in their courses as an elaborate time-keeping device that has not varied since creation. By it we understand His appointed times and seasons, which enables us to live in harmony with Him and His creation.




"Time of Jacob's Trouble"

Subject: Orthodox and Hassidic Rabbonim Declare "Time of Jacob's Trouble"
Shalom,
Well, you exchatology buffs will LOVE this one.
At the Western Wall today and in yeshivas and synagogues and religious
schools throughout Israel the sound of shofar blasts, the singing of Hebrew
Psalms and cries and tears and wails of repentance were heard in response to
a declaration by the Gedolei Yisrael (Great Ones of Israel) formally
recognizing the beginning of the "time of Jacob's trouble."
Thursday, March 22, 2001 (the 27th of Adar, 5761), was earlier designated
the time to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Nisan, (the first day of Nisan), since
the first day of Nisan actually falls on Sunday. Ordinarily Rosh Chodesh
Nisan is designated a Yom Kippur Katan (a small Yom Kippur).
So over the past 24 hours the Jewish community here in Israel and throughout
the world has united in prayer. What is unusual about this year's Yom
Kippur Katan is that in light of the 6-month-old Palestinian uprising which
has claimed the lives of 57 Israelis, including more than 20 through the
direct involvment and participation of Yasser Arafat's Palestinian
Authority, the rabbis have added the designation as "a time of Jacob's
trouble."
Further it is signed by ALL 27 of the leading Orthodox and Chassidic sages,
both the "maranan verabonon" (masters and teachers) and the "gedolei
ha-Torah vehaChassidus (Torah sages among the Chassidut)."
The declaration begins and is formally designated:
"IT IS A TROUBLED TIME FOR YA'ACOV BUT HE WILL BE SAVED."
The declaration continues in full:
"Israel, the holy nation, is experiencing a time of suffering. Wicked people
are launching attacks against our people, and are intent on causing trouble
for the Jews in the Holy Land."
"May Hashem safeguard the Jewish nation in Eretz Hakodesh (the holy land)
from the wicked machinations of our enemies. May He protect us from the
oppressive calamities which crush body and soul. May He grant succor to
those who suffer from severe and bitter illnesses. May he save us from the
terrible plague in the form of traffic accidents. May He ease the pain of
the hearts which grieve over the spiritual degeneration in our times, and
over the decline in the belief in our sacred Torah.
"Our only power is in exercising of the age-old tool of our fathers, which
is to cry out and to cause an uproar, as the Rambam says at the beginning of
Hilchos Taanis: "It is a positive command of the Torah to cry out and to
soud the shofar over every calamity which strikes the community, as it is
written, "At hatsar hastsoreir eschem veharei'osem bechatzotzeros (against
the adversary that oppresses you, you should blow an alarm with the
trumpets -- Numbers 10:9) - the word tsar alluding to everything which
oppresses (metsar) you.
"Therefore we entreat Jews everywhere -- men, womem and children -- to
assemble at worldwide prayer rallies and to plead with the A-mighty, Who is
most compassionate and kind, for deliverance. On Thursday, 27 Adar, ever
rosh chodesh Nisan, in the shmittah year, we will gather with one heart, to
issue pleas and fervent cries to the Master of all, and to recite the
prayers of Yom Kippur Katan, selichos and Tehillim.
"Hashem will not reject the prayers of the many, and will accept our prayers
and hearken to our outcries with compassion and grace. He will issue a
spirit of purity from Above, in order to return us to Ovinu shebaShomayim.
Fathers will return to their sons and sons to their fathers. Hashem will
heed us, and we will not be lost. We will merit the coming of Moshiach
tzidkeinu speedily, out of great mercy and kindness."
While precious minutes of 27 Adar remain, I encourage every JOE on this list
who wishes to unite his heart in prayer with Judah to MINIMALLY pray the
MINCHAH prayers (on my website www.torahvoice.org/minchah.htm ) or the
prayers for the State of Israel www.torahvoice.org/prayers.htm and if you
have a shofar to sound it before sunset tonight. (The alarm of Yom Kippur is
"one continuous blast" but I heard a variety of blasts today.)
The special prayers for 27 Adar actually began last night in a celebration
of Thanksgiving to Hashem for what was being termed througout Jerusalem
today as a "very great NES (miracle)." A car packed full of explosives was
parked in the heart of Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood on Rehov Mea
Shearim in Kikar Shabbat (Shabbat Square). An off-duty parking warden
noticed the car parked illegally in a taxi-only zone, looked inside and
thought he saw suspicious wires coming out of a cellphone. He recruited
local passersby to clear pedestrians and bloc traffic until police arrived
and confirmed it was a car-bomb.
Helicopters flew overhead as a mass evacuation took place of the
neighborhood surrounding the car and Israeli bomb squads (Sappers) to
partially disarm the device and to conduct two controlled detonations. Buses
and cars were backed up for miles in all directions but the inconvenience of
walking two miles and more from Mea Shearim to the nearest bus stop that was
still accessible was mitigated by the spontaneous praises and thanksgivings
... and added to the crowds on hand in the shuls for Yom Kippur Katan.
The air in and around Jerusalem today was noticeably lighter and spirits
were noticeably uplifted as this REVIVAL INITIATED BY THE MODERN TORAH SAGES
got underway.
Shalom Shalom & Hashem's love & blessings,
ben Yosef”



"Would you trade your relationship with jesus for all this money?"

Yes!...actually, I did it for free. After Iearning Hebrew and finding out that there wasn't ever a virgin birth prophesied and that Easter/Passover had absolutely nothing to do with sin.

wil'Liam Scott Hall 
@TenakTalk 






Friday, December 24, 2010

Commentary on Bible Prefaces


The Book of proverbs emphatically shows that one’s wisdom is dictated by their ability to learn from mistakes, make corrections, and be corrected, not the inability to make mistakes and/or be corrected. Only fools are not subject to correction and reproof. Assemblies who will continue to perpetuate this lie, after knowledge of this clear evidence, represent the fool in proverbs.

"Blessed be He for all eternity," "He is great and exceedingly praiseworthy," 

Commentary on Bible Prefaces(updated 08.26.12)


Before we begin it must be understood that our English bibles are not the original language in which scriptures were written. I sometimes talk to people who don't understand this very basic principle, but it is totally true. The King James Version was the first major translation into English and was created approximately 1600 years after Yahushua the Messiah came to earth.
Most all translations in various languages have chosen to replace the name "Yose shall strike Yose" (yakkeh Yose et Yose).with another title or name of their choice, usually "the LORD" or "GOD" in all capital letters.
It's amazing to me that man has chosen to take "Yose shall strike Yose" (yakkeh Yose et Yose). name out of His own book.
The following is a commentary on the various prefaces and introductions which explain their reasoning for removing the Heavenly Father's name from English bibles. Let's start with the ever popular NIV...
New International Version - Preface
"In regard to the divine name"Yose shall strike Yose" (yakkeh Yose et Yose).
  commonly referred to as the Tetragrammaton, the translators adopted the device used in most English versions...
This statement runs true in the majority of modern English translations. The primary reasoning for replacing the name of "Yose shall strike Yose" (yakkeh Yose et Yose). with something else is 'tradition'. In other words, "As long as everyone else does it, it must be okay".

"Yose shall strike Yose" (yakkeh Yose et Yose).? 

Gentiles, too, are obliged to refrain from blasphemy


yah, Gentiles, too, are obliged to refrain from blasphemy

Gentiles, too, are obliged to refrain from blasphemy since this is one of the Seven *Noachide Laws

yah [jɑː jɛə]
sentence substitute
an informal word for yes often used to indicate derision or contempt
interj
an exclamation of derision or disgust



Our position is the same as modern Orthodox Judaism. The Sacred Name of Four Letters should not be uttered except for educational and certain ritual purposes. The talmidim of our community are discouraged from uttering the Sacred Name for any reason.

Blaspheme: The Mishnah (Sanh. 7:5), rules that the death sentence by stoning should be applied only in the case where the blasphemer had uttered the *Tetragrammaton and two witnesses had warned him prior to the transgression. In the Talmud, however, R. Meir extends this punishment to cases where the blasphemer had used one of the *attributes, i.e., substitute names of God (Sanh. 56a). The accepted halakhah is that only the one who has uttered the Tetragrammaton be sentenced to death by stoning; the offender who pronounced the substitute names is only flogged (Maim., Yad, Avodat Kokhavim, 2:7). In the court procedure (Sanh. 5:7 and Sanh. 60a) the witnesses for the prosecution testified to the words of the blasphemer by substituting the expressions "Yose shall strike Yose" (yakkeh Yose et Yose). Toward the end of the hearing, however, after the audience had been dismissed, the senior witness was asked to repeat the exact words uttered by the blasphemer. Upon their pronouncement (i.e., of the Tetragrammaton), the judges stood up and rent their garments. The act expressed their profound mourning at hearing the name of God profaned. The custom of tearing one's clothes on hearing blasphemy is attested to in II Kings 18:37, where it is told that Eliakim and his associates tore their garments upon hearing the blasphemous words of the Assyrian warlord *Rab-Shakeh (Sanh. 60a). It is codified in Shulḥan Arukh (YD 340:37) that whoever bears a blasphemy whether with the Tetragrammaton or with attributes, in any language and from a Jew, even from the mouth of a witness, must rend his garment. The second and any successive witnesses only testified: "I have heard the same words" (Sanh. 7:5); according to the opinion of *Abba Saul, whoever utters the Tetragrammaton in public is excluded from the world to come (Av. Zar. 18a). Besides the sacrilege of God, vituperation against the king, God's anointed servant, was also considered blasphemy (cf. Ex. 22:27 and I Kings 21:10). Gentiles, too, are obliged to refrain from blasphemy since this is one of the Seven *Noachide Laws (Sanh. 56a, 60a). Maimonides also classified as blasphemy the erasure of God's name written on paper or engraved on stone, etc., which was to be punished by flogging (Yad, Yesodei ha-Torah 6:1–6). After Jewish courts were deprived of jurisdiction in those cases where capital punishment was applied, excommunication (see *ḥerem) was the usual sanction against a blasphemer (J. Mueller (ed.), Teshuvot Ge'onei Mizraḥ u-Ma'arav (1898), 27a, responsum no. 103 by Amram Gaon).

Judaism is a living religion. While it does appear that the Sacred Name was uttered in ancient times, today it is not to be spoken according to our authorities:
As the great Jewish theologian Rambam (Maimonides) tells us:

It is not only a false oath that is 
forbidden. Instead, it is forbidden to mention even one of 
the names designated for G-d in vain, although one does not 
take an oath. For the verse commands us, saying: "To fear the 
glorious and awesome name" 
(Deuteronomy 28:58)." Included in fearing it is not to 
mention it in vain.
Therefore if because of a slip of the tongue, one 
mentions [G-d's] name in vain, he 
should immediately hurry to praise, glorify and venerate it, 
so that it will not have 
been mentioned in vain. What is implied? If he mentions G-
d's name, he should say: 
"Blessed be He for all eternity," "He is great and 
exceedingly praiseworthy," or the 
like, so that it will not have been [mentioned entirely] in 
vain (Mishneh Torah, Laws 
of Vows 12:11).The way to avoid blasphemy against the Sacred Name is to not utter it. 
When speaking of G-d it is best to use "HaShem."
When reading Scripture or when in intense prayer it is best to reference G-d as Adonai.
Those names that contain the Sacred Name (Yochanan, Y'shua, etc.) are fine to use without restriction.
G-d's various titles (Elohiym, El Gibbor etc) may be used if one understands the correct meaning. Most of the time HaShem suffices. 

There are many non-Jews today who use versions of the Name and dishonor It. We must be careful to honor the Name as directed by our sages.

Hebrew letter VAV acts both as a consonant, W, or as a vowel, 'oo.' It can act as a part of a word or as a prefix that means 'and.' In this sense, VAV is like a connecting tissue, like a mirror where things reflect and meet. Kabbalistically, its form denotes Divine light streamlined downwards into the Creation.
Grammatically, the morphology of the Tetragrammaton, God's Name made of four letters, 
י-ה-ו-ה, reflects fusion of different forms of the Hebrew verb 'to be.' It is a very elusive word, because grammatically it is neither one of the forms we know. It denotes future continuous tense, meaning that it is an ever evolving Existence that brings everything into being. This name is so elusive, and thus reflects so perfectly the prohibition to utter His Name in vain, that we even don't know how it should be pronounced correctly. All the attempts in English literature to spell it as it is written, are incorrect as they defy the grammar and the phonetics of Hebrew language. Only priests in the Temple knew to pronounce this Name correctly. Therefore in Jewish tradition we do not even attempt to read this Name, lest we misspell it, but replace it instead with the name Ado-nai, which means literally My Lords. It is plural because it reflects the idea that this name does not refer to God Himself (only the Tetragrammaton Name does), but to His manifold manifestations in the worlds.

"On a frequent basis we attach a meaning of a word from the Bible based on our own language and culture to a word that is not the meaning of the Hebrew word behind the translation. From Meditation 8.30.11 "ezekials beating heart" – Matisyahu




See also 

THE NAME - the prohibition to utter His Name in vain



Thursday, December 9, 2010

Psalm 23 YAHVEH is my Shepherd vocals by Yakov

Psalm 23 YAHVEH is my Shepherd

Note-for-note transcription of the Hebrew texts by Dennis McCorkle

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Crossed Swords: Revelations 13

"Most believe that prophecy is best understood the nearer we get to its fulfillment."
YOU DECIDE!


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