Monday, June 25, 2012

Na Nach Jews: religion, tradition and techno music


Na Nach Jews: religion, tradition and techno music


Posted on Flickr by Petux.
Na Nachs" travel around Israel by truck with the aim of bringing joy and happiness to everyone they come cross... their method for spreading this joy is encouraging people to dance to "spiritual" techno music. And while they're at it, they also try to enlighten people about their particular brand of Judaism.

The founder of the movement, Rabbi Ber Odesser, claims that in 1922 he discovered a letter personally addressed to him by Rabbi Nachman de Bratslav, who had died in Ukraine 112 years earlier. The miraculous letter, which has become known as the "Letter from Heaven" (Petek), told him how to relieve the world of its suffering. The solution, the letter informed him, was the mantra "Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman".

In 1984, a group of observant Jews adopted this mystic phrase having met Rabbi Ben Odesser. The phrase calls for "consolation" and the expression of joy. Today, the Na Nachs constitute a sub-group of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav's disciples.

Zigzagging through Israel in their little truck, the Na Nachs reach out to the Israeli population in an attempt to communicate their religious fervour. They stop in central Jerusalem or Tel Aviv and dance to blasting electro and trance music whose lyrics repeat the famous Na Nach mantra.

CONTRIBUTORS

"It's great to be Jewish, it makes us happy!"

Samchi is part of the Na Nach community. He writes for the website www.nanach.net.
Being Na Nach is being Jewish but in a completely new and exciting way. We follow the same religious rites as other Jews, except that for us, being Jewish is fun, it makes us happy. Our goal is to spread the spiritual teachings of Rabbi Ben Odesser and the "Letter from heaven" as widely as possible, to bring joy to the world. We travel around the country in our van, we play our music, we talk to people, and sometimes we sell one of our books. We also sell a number of Na-Nach labelled objects [kippas, magen Davids, stickers]. Our goal is obviously not to make money, but to spread our joyful message.
Photo posted here.
We know that the Jewish religion can be a little dull and dry at times, so we try to give people a new reason to celebrate their spirituality. Most Na Nachs aren't born Na Nachs, but choose to join us at a particular moment in their life. People are usually happy to see us. Our little truck is known throughout the country, when people see and hear it coming they start dancing. Of course, some grouchy people complain, but most people like it when we stop by: it de-stresses them, cheers them up."

Na Nachs travelling the roads of Israel

Photo postée ici.
Posted on YouTube by nanach101.
The Na Nach spirit: praying and dancing at the same time. Posted on YouTube byNatipa1x.
Une camionnette Na Nach. Postée sur Flickr par Ridolfo.
Posted on Nanach.net.

Flying high thanks to Na Nach teachings

Posted on You Tube by Sabanar.
Image postedhere.

Rabbi Nahman's song

Posted on YouYube par shimonkreisel.

Graffitis

All over Israel graffiti can be found with the phrase "Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman".
Posted on Flickr par Ellla
Postée sur Flickr par ThesightandtheFury

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hitler and the Nazis Why the Jews?




Removing the Jewish Element from Anti-Semitism
Almost without exception, the reasons for anti-Semitism offered by different scholars have nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that Jews are Jewish (e.g. Jews are rich or they're different).
These reasons effectively "de-Judaize" anti-Semitism by equating it with any other common type of hatred. According to this attitude, the Holocaust ― the most systematic attempt to exterminate a people in the history of humanity ― had nothing to do with "Jewish" reasons. Jews simply happened to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
In his book Why the Jews?, Dennis Prager cites a glaring example of an attempt to sell the public on the idea that there is nothing Jewish about anti-Semitism. On April 11, 1944, demonstrating an uncanny wisdom that far surpassed her age, Anne Frank wrote in her diary:
Who has made us Jews different from all other people? Who has allowed us to suffer so terribly until now? It is God Who has made us as we are, but it will be God, too, Who will raise us up again.
Who knows ― it might even be our religion from which the world and all peoples learn good, and for that reason and that reason alone do we now suffer. We can never become just Netherlanders, or just English, or representatives of any other country for that matter. We will always remain Jews.
Anne Frank made a point of stressing that Jews have something of special value to give to the world, and that is precisely what the world has resented in persecuting the Jews. Anne Frank identified anti-Semitism as a hatred of Jewishness, a loathing altogether different from the bigotry or racism that other peoples experience.
Amazingly, when Anne Frank's story was reconstructed by Lillian Hellman into a Broadway play, her words were completely changed. "Why are Jews hated?" asks Anne. "Well, one day it's one group, and the next day another..."
On Broadway, audiences were made to believe that Jews have been hated just as any other people has been hated. In other words, there is nothing Jewish about anti-Semitism.
But what do anti-Semites themselves say about this topic?
"Hitler Tries to Squash Nazarene Media" video:
Antisemitic Nonsense of Nazerene Radio Network 
[A nonsensical anti-rabbinical, anti-Jewish, christian cult] 

The rejection of Judaism and its Rabbinical leadership is in direct violation of the Declarations of the God of Israel according to which :

Judah is the Judicial Authority (Mechoqeck) of HaShem on earth.  

Judah is the sole representative of the Kingdom of HaShem on earth.

The Rabbinical leadership is the authorised Teacher of the Torah of HaShem.

Hitler's Straightforward Approach
Scholars have made consistent attempts to prove that there is nothing uniquely Jewish that engenders Anti-Semitism. Let us see if comments from known Jew-haters reveal what they find so objectionable.One individual who had no use for the multitude of whitewashed explanations offered by scholars was Adolf Hitler, the man responsible for the most devastating scourge of anti-Semitism in the history of mankind.
Hitler openly acknowledged the uniqueness of the Jews as a people. Hitler realized that Jews can never be successfully integrated with the rest of humanity, and he made it his objective to ensure that they never would be.
Hitler's form of anti-Semitism was not a means to an end; it was a goal in and of itself. The Nuremberg Laws, established in 1935, effectively disenfranchised and dismantled the Jewish community of Germany ― but this was not enough to satisfy Hitler.
In the late 1930s, Germany was rebuilt and its morale restored, but Hitler's eye remained trained on the Jews. Seven years after the Nuremberg Laws mangled and mutilated the Jews in body and spirit, the Final Solution was launched in the Wansee Conference of 1942. Hitler saw the Jews as something far more menacing than mere scapegoats; the Jewish nation was his mortal enemy, and so became his target for absolute destruction.
Hitler viewed National Socialism as a new world order, a way to create mankind anew.
How is this renewal of mankind to take place? Hitler declared:
The struggle for world domination will be fought entirely between us ― between Germans and Jews. All else is facade and illusion. Behind England stands Israel, and behind France, and behind the United States. Even when we have driven the Jew out of Germany, he remains our world enemy.
Why Did Hitler Target the Jews?
Eliminating the Jews was the key to Hitler's utopia. His driving ambition was to free the world from the shackles of conscience and morality; to turn the world away from monotheism. He fashioned his own brand of religion out of a philosophy based on indulging all of man's basest desires. The "Hitler Youth" sang this song:
We have no need for Christian virtue.
Our leader is our savior.
The pope and rabbi shall be gone.
We shall be pagans once again.
Hitler's picture of the perfect world was a return to a state of jungle-type existence, where "might makes right." He said:
In a natural order, the classes are peoples superimposed on one another in strata, instead of living as neighbors. To this order we shall return as soon as the after-effects of liberalism have been removed.
The only serious obstacle standing in Hitler's way was the Jews. Hitler knew that it was the Jews who carried the message of one God ― of all men created equal; of love your neighbor; of helping the poor and the infirm.
Hitler hated the message of the Jews because it was diametrically opposed his vision of what the world should be. He said:
They refer to me as an uneducated barbarian," Hitler said. "Yes we are barbarians. We want to be barbarians; it is an honored title to us. We shall rejuvenate the world. This world is near its end.
Hitler told his people:
Providence has ordained that I should be the greatest liberator of humanity. I am freeing man from the restraints of an intelligence that has taken charge, from the dirty and degrading self-mortifications of a false vision known as conscience and morality, and from the demands of a freedom and personal independence which only a very few can bear.
In Every Jew's Soul
Hitler's only real target was the Jews, because they were all that stood between him and success. So long as the Jews survived, Hitler could never triumph. The Jewishly-rooted concepts of God and morality had taken hold in the world, and Hitler knew that either his own ideologies or those of the Jews would prevail. The world would not abide both.
Hitler said:
The Ten Commandments have lost their vitality. Conscience is a Jewish invention; it is a blemish, like circumcision.
Furthermore, Hitler knew that the Jewish threat to his ideals is embodied in every single Jew. He said:
If only one country, for whatever reason, tolerates a Jewish family in it, that family will become the germ center for fresh sedition. If one little Jewish boy survives without any Jewish education, with no synagogue and no Hebrew school, it [Judaism] is in his soul.
The Jewish spirit, Hitler explained, is the product of the Jewish person. Destroying their holy places alone would not be enough. In Hitler's words:
Even had there never existed a synagogue or a Jewish school or the Old Testament, the Jewish spirit would still exist and would exert its influence. It has been there from the beginning, and there is no Jew ― not a single one ― who does not personify it.
The evil of Hitler lay not in his understanding of who the Jewish people are. His evil grew from his reactions to that understanding. Ironically, Hitler had a clearer understanding of who the Jewish people are, and what they have accomplished, than many Jews have today.


Prejudice, it seems, is a standard fare of life. In his folksong entitled "National Brotherhood Week," Tom Lehrer sings:
Oh the Protestants hate the Catholics,
and the Catholics hate the Protestants,
and the Hindus hate the Muslims
and everybody hates the Jews.
In this song, Lehrer expresses the truism that hatred for the Jew is uniquely commonplace. The Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, blood libels, pogroms, countless expulsions and the systematic murder of 6 million.
The question is: Why? What lies behind these millennium of hatred? Why has the undercurrent of anti-Semitism bubbled and boiled and exploded against Jews everywhere, time and again throughout history?
In this 8-part seminar, we will examine the root reason for the world's longest hatred.
Causes versus Excuses – How Can We Tell the Difference?
When we study any theory, it is important to distinguish between a "cause" and an "excuse." The difference is not difficult to recognize:
When one thing causes another, if we remove the cause, the effect should vanish. If, on the other hand, one thing is an excuse for another, then even after taking away the excuse, the effect will remain.
A child who is chronically late to school may say in his defense, "But I don’t have a watch. How do you expect me to get to school in time if I don’t have a watch?"
If his parents would buy him a watch and he would still be late for school, then it is clear that the lack of a watch was just an excuse for his lateness, not its cause.
Concerning anti-Semitism, if we succeed in identifying the reason for anti-Semitism, then eliminating that should put an end to hatred for the Jews. However, if we can eliminate it and the hatred remains, then we know that what we thought was a cause is actually an excuse.
The Six Common Reasons for anti-Semitism
Keep this distinction in mind as we explore the six most frequently offered reasons for anti-Semitism. As we touch upon each of these explanations, we will try to ascertain whether it is the cause of the hatred, or merely an excuse.
Historians and sociologists have come up with numerous theories to explain anti-Semitism. We will examine these one by one, and discuss the validity of each.
  • Economic: Jews are hated because they possess too much wealth and power.
  • Chosen People: Jews are hated because they arrogantly claim they are the chosen people.
  • Scapegoat: Jews are a convenient group to single out and blame for all the troubles.
  • Deicide: Jews are hated because they killed Jesus.
  • Outsiders: Jews are hated because they are different than the rest of society.
  • Racial Theory: Jews are hated because they are an inferior race.
Let us examine these six frequently-given reasons and determine if they are truly causes or excuses.
The Economic Theory of Anti-Semitism
The Economic Theory of Anti-Semitism postulates that Jewish wealth and power arouses the envy of other groups, and this in turn leads to great resentment.
This theory has surfaced in different guises throughout history. One of the ways it became popularized was through The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,the minutes of fictional “secret meetings” in which Jewish leaders conspire to rule the world. Protocols is a viciously anti-Semitic book created by the Russian secret police.
This fictional account has provided an excellent excuse for campaigns of persecution against Jews, influenced the masses to believe the myth that Jews control governments. It is the second most widely published book in history.
Do people today still believe that Jews have some mysterious financial and organizational advantage over the rest of humanity?
Ancient Chinese Secret
A True Story:
A Jewish physicist who works for Exxon Corporation spent many months working on a project in coordination with a world-renowned scientist from China. The two men developed a good working relationship and became friendly with one another.
One day the Chinese scientist commented to the Jew, "You know, ever since we first met I've been meaning to ask you a question: Why did you become a physicist? Why didn't you just go into business?"
"What kind of question is that?" \ the Jewish scientist replied. "I became a physicist because I wanted to be a physicist!"
"But aren't you Jewish?" the Chinese man persisted.
"So what difference does that make?"
"Well," the Chinese scientist patiently explained, "there would be countless risks involved if I would go into business, but for you it's risk-free!"
"Forgive me, but I'm not following you," said the Jew. "What sort of business is risk-free?"
"For you – any business! Come on," he said with a conspirational wink, "we all know you have the Organization behind you."
"Huh? What 'organization' are you talking about?"
"Come on, everybody knows that all Jewish men get money from the Organization when they get married. That's how all the Jews get started in business. There's no risk involved, because if the business fails, the Organization buys out the debt and then funnels more start-up money to the Jew. This goes on until the fellow hits upon a business that prospers!"
No such fantastically endowed international organization exists. Yet the assumption of this world-class scientist demonstrates that the myth of Jewish access to unlimited wealth is alive and well today.
Applying the Litmus Test
Does this attitude explain anti-Semitism? Is the Economic Theory a cause or anexcuse for anti-Semitism?
First, consider universal attitudes toward the rich. We don’t see any sustained historical persecution against wealthy non-Jews. Thus, if the haters decide to single out wealthy Jews and ignore wealthy non-Jews, economics cannot be regarded as the cause for hatred.
Second, if we remove the element of wealth and power from the Jews, does the anti-Semitism vanish?
The Jews who lived in the shtetels of Poland and Russia during the 17th-20th centuries were poor and powerless, utterly lacking any form of influence whatsoever. Yet they were hated. Often they were persecuted and subjected to unspeakable torments. On many occasions entire villages were ransacked and their Jewish inhabitants massacred in cold blood. Under those circumstances, anti-Semitism did not distinguish between rich and poor, between strong and weak, between powerful and powerless.
Likewise, anti-Semites in the Middle Ages initiated countless pogroms against Jews (without first investigating their bank accounts or investment portfolios).
When the Nazis liquidated the Warsaw Ghetto, there were no Jewish businesses to destroy. In fact, the impoverished conditions there were appalling. The Jews in the ghetto could not have been thought of as "rich" by anyone’s standards, and yet the Nazis felt they had to be eliminated.
Poor Jews have always been hated equally as rich Jews. When a Jew meets with financial success, it may set the anti-Semite’s teeth on edge, but the Jew’s success is clearly not what created the anti-Semite. Money therefore cannot be the cause of anti-Semitism.
The Fugu Plan
How about power? Can it be the cause of anti-Semitism?
If someone who is rich and powerful comes to you for a favor, would you persecute him? No, you help him – having such a person indebted to you is a great insurance policy. Case in point is the Arab oil-producing countries who are widely appeased, despite their standards that often fly in the face of Western values.
There was one nation that did treat the Jews as if they were powerful and rich. The Japanese never had much exposure to Jews, and knew very little about them. In 1919 Japan fought alongside the anti-Semitic White Russians against the Communists. At that time the White Russians introduced the Japanese to the book, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
The Japanese studied the book and, according to all accounts, naively believed its propaganda. Their reaction was immediate and forceful – they formulated a plan to encourage Jewish settlement and investment into Manchuria. The Japanese decided that these wealthy and powerful Jews are precisely the people with whom they want to do business!
The Japanese called their plan for Jewish settlement "The Fugu Plan." The "fugu" is a highly poisonous blowfish. After the toxin-containing organs are painstakingly removed, it is used as a food in Japan, and is considered an exquisite delicacy. If it is not prepared carefully, however, its poison can be deadly.
The Japanese saw the Jews as a nation with highly valuable potential, but, as with the fugu, in order to take advantage of that potential, they had to be extremely careful. Otherwise, the Japanese thought, the plan would backfire and the Jews would annihilate Japan with their awesome power.
During World War II, the Japanese were allies of the Nazis, yet they allowed thousands of European refugees – including the entire Mir Yeshivah – to enter Shanghai and Kobe during the war. They welcomed these Jews into their country, not because they bore any great love for the Jews, but because they believed that Jews had access to enormous resources and power which could greatly benefit Japan. (This is all detailed in the book, The Fugu Plan, by Marvin Tokayer.)
If anti-Semites truly believe that Jews rule the world, then why don’t they relate to the Jews like the Japanese did?
The fact that Jews are generally treated as outcasts proves that people do not really believe that Jews are as wealthy or powerful as claimed. In other words, the anti-Semites do not take their own propaganda seriously.
Whatever Happened to Jewish Power?
If there is any truth to the notion that Jews control governments, why couldn’t those powerful Jews convince any country to accept the refugees who were struggling to escape the European inferno during the Holocaust? If "World Jewry" is so powerful and wields such political influence, surely at least onegovernment would have agreed to take them in as refugees and allowed them to stay until the end of the war...
The film Voyage of the Damned dramatically demonstrates how government buried its head in the sand while the wholesale slaughter of Jews went unchecked. As such, the claim that Jews control governments rings painfully absurd.
Jews as Moneylenders
In this same vein, many people say that anti-Semitism has been caused by the fact that Jews were money-lenders in many societies and supposedly extracted their "pound of flesh" from their non-Jewish compatriots.
In fact, just the opposite is true. Jews were forced to become moneylenders precisely because of the severe employment limitations which anti-Semitic trends imposed on them. Anti-Semitic laws made it impossible for Jews to own land, to attend universities or to enter any common occupations. Money was the only commodity in which they were allowed to deal, so lacking any other option, they became money-lenders.
Hence, we see that Jews were not hated because they were money-lenders; rather, they were money-lenders because they were hated.
Powerful Jews or weak Jews, rich Jews or poor Jews – they’ve all been hated equally.
Obviously, the economic reason for anti-Semitism is really an excuse.

THE WEIRD AND WACKY WAY OUT WORLD OF THE HEBREW ROOT HERESY CULTS




[Anti-Missionaries, want some?...well come get some...I am showing you some of my cards, wanna debate on the radio, you do not believe Yeshua is Messiah....well come on the radio and prove me wrong. Here is your chance and I know there will be ZERO takers (one person said they were adding me on Skype for this debate......and that was over 6 hours ago and no add...hmmm something fishy here)]

Anti-Missionaries....Want Some...Come Get Some!!!! by NazareneMedia

[Ok as far as the Anti-Missionaries are concerned, let the dead bury the dead. If they read Scripture they would know the truth and would not have left it, bottom line. I know there are two that are supposed to be "keeping an eye in me" I know who they are and I am gonna prove their fearless leader wrong. I am not gonna do what he is saying I am gonna do....(has to roll eyes over such an assertion)]

Reminds me of this parody except the 'Want some come and get' guy is serious?!


More Messy Messiantics Gone Wild







Courtesy of Aish.com &&&

Friday, June 22, 2012

Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Me-Uman


Na Nach


 ‘Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Me-Uman’ is the name of our holy leader Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. (born in 1774) Through a note he sent (In 1922) in a miraculous manner to Rabbi Israel Dov Odesser(called ‘Saba’ or ‘Saba Israel’), Rabbi Nachman revealed that his name (meaning his soul and teachings) is the Song that is Single (Na – נ), Doubled (Nach – נח), Tripled (Nachmu – נחמ), and Quadrupled (Nachman – נחמן).            

Great tzadikim (holy sages) preceding Rabbi Nachman’s time spoke of the Song that will be revealed in the future, among them Rabbi Yonason ben Uziel (in his translation of Shir Hashirim – the Song of Songs, in the first verse) and Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (Master of the Zohar and Tikunay Zohar). These tzadikim explained that before the coming of the Messiah, there will be revealed a song that is Single, Doubled, Tripled, and Quadrupled, and that through this Song the true faith and belief in God will be restored in the world as God will renew the world in His wondrous ways. All of this will occur before the coming of the Messiah. The Messiah himself will sing this song and redeem the Jewish People and bring the Knowledge of God, peace, and compassion to the whole world.


 
Moshiach, Moshiach, Moshiach,
Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi!
We want Moshiach now





Thursday, June 21, 2012

Don’t worry, be Na Nach


Don’t worry, be NaNach

Dancing In The Rain
NaNachs Dancing In The Rain
By S. Levine

It’s raining as cars pull into to the dark wet driveway, lit only by a throbbing blue strobe light. The light moves to the beat of the loud trance music coming out of the back of a van covered in stickers reading “Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman.”  
As people arrive they receive the greeting “Chag Sameach (happy holiday). Men and children, with white knitted skullcaps, also proclaiming “Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman,” are dancing to the music. Some are wearing the traditional black and white of Hassidic Jews, while others are dressed in all white. 
It is the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Yisroel Ber Odesser, a controversial Breslov figure of the 20th century, and the founder of the Na Nach sect of Breslov, named after the mantra of “Na Nach…” 
Over the past couple of decades, Na Nach’s have made their presence, as an entity different from mainstream Breslov Hassidus, known in Israel. In New York City however, they are small but growing. 
Breeah Berezin- Bahr is a Na Nach currently living in Staten Island, but hoping to make her way back to Israel very soon. She became Na Nach at age 19, when she was studying in Tzfat.  
“I changed my whole life in three months,” Berezin-Bahr said “I knew I always had to live in Tzfat and I had to be Breslov.” 
A highly conspicuous group, Na Nachs spread their message through music, dancing, and displaying their logo wherever possible. This sub-group of Breslov Chassidim believes that Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810) was the last righteous person in the world, and spreading his name and teachings is considered to be a large part of fixing the world. 
As this group grows in popularity, so does those who are twisting the ideology, and meaning of the mantra “Na Nach.”
This mantra comes from the signature to a letter of comfort, found by Odesser in a time of despair after he transgressed a religious fast. Odesser believed the letter to come from Rebbe Nachman himself, calling it the “Letter from Heaven.” The validity of this letter is highly controversial, and many Breslov Hassidim do not believe in this letter. Those who do are called Na Nachs.
A large number of Na Nachs are Orthodox Jews and understand the letter not as an allowance to sin, but a comfort in case one has sinned. 
Berezhin-Bahr understands the mantra of  Na Nach as reminder that God loves us, and sees we’re trying, so we shouldn’t worry if something goes wrong.  “We have to be the best we can at every moment, and if not – Na Nach. But you can’t plan to do something wrong – it’s there so that if God forbid you do something wrong you don’t get depressed,” she explained.
Wearing The NaNach Mantra
Covered in NaNach


However, more recently there are those who use the mantra of “Na Nach” as an excuse, a way to right any wrong.  
Another NaNach, who says that Rebbe Nachman saved his life, used to be very upset with those who used this mantra to justify sin. “If you have your own problem, deal with it. God still loves you, but don’t say it is Na Nach,” he said. 
Simcha Hochman, one of the largest spreaders of Na Nach in New York, is the son of a rabbi and grew up in an extremely religious home in Toronto, Canada. He found Na Nach seven years ago after a lot of spiritual searching and is now a large contributor to www.nanach.net
His reaction to those who use the phrase Na Nach as a justification? “Someone who is intentionally going to do wrong is going to do it anyway. If they say Na Nach that’s a step in the right direction. Na Nachs do whatever they want,” he said. “Na Nachs want to keep the Torah. If you really want to do anaveirah (a transgression) what’s going to stop you? At least you believe that God is greater than everything, at least you have faith in God.” 
Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, the Rabbi of Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere, N.Y., studies and gives classes on the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. 
He views Breslov Hassidus as the most contemporary of all Hassidus, yet does not align himself with NaNachs.  As someone who studies the teachings of many Hassidic masters, he spoke out strongly against those NaNachs who believe that there have been no true teachers of Torah since Rebbe Nachman, calling such people ignoramuses.


Simcha Hochman's License PlateSimcha Hochman's License Plate

[1] SOURCE: http://shulilevinejournalist.wordpress.com/tag/breslov/

Tithe Teaching Detriments



*** “Some people say tithing is Old Testament law. No, it's not. It's an Old Testament principle.”???  

Believers are responsible to measure 'the church*' teachings in the light of the truth of the Bible. It is our duty to recognize error. 


The Levitical tithe was to meet a need, that of the Levitical priesthood and to help the poor. The Levitical priesthood and all laws and ceremonies pertaining to it ceased when the temple was destroyed in 70 CE.  the Books of the Christian New Testament does not teach tithing. "The New Testament" offices or callings of pastor, etc., are not the same as the Levitical priesthood, which was based on lineage and the Mosaic ceremonial laws, and that the "church*" building is not the same as the Temple. 

Detriments of the Tithe Teaching
1. The "churchs" tithe teaching can cause tithers to have an erroneous feeling of self-satisfaction, a feeling that they have "paid the bill" and placated God. This can become akin to a superstitious practice of "pleasing of the gods" we see in pagan cultures. Are tithers in some cases even attempting to buy their way into heaven? Wouldn’t this be the same as buying spiritual favor by purchasing indulgences? This practice was soundly condemned in Martin Luther's "Ninety-Five Theses."

2. Mal. 3:8 says, "’Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me.’ But you ask, "How do we rob you?" ‘In tithes and offerings….’" This verse is used prior to the passing of the offering plate in many "church" services to coax the congregation to get out their wallets. But, contrary to the meaning of the verse under the old covenant to which it refers, today people ARE robbing God, not of tithes, but of proper New Testament giving to the work of God and to the poor. Didn’t Yeshua say that a cup of water given in His name is given unto Him? When people "pay their bill" to the "church", they aren’t as apt to give that cup of water, or $20 to a needy person around them in Yeshua’ name. Therefore, they have robbed God by neglecting opportunities to minister to Him in the form of the poor. People write out tithe checks in a dogged, joyless manner as if in bondage. They, too, are robbed. They are robbed of the joy of giving to real needs they can see with their own eyes.


3. Tithing can cause an undue financial burden on givers. Young families with children often are living hand to mouth anyway. So are many single parents, college students, and the elderly. They themselves are actually the poor who need help occasionally, yet by sitting in the "church", they are told that they must give up ten percent to a "church" that often is wealthy.

4. This brings us to the next point. It is not uncommon today for the incomes of "church"es (some of whom teach tithing and some of whom don’t), especially large ones in America, to have such enormous incomes that they have investment portfolios. They hire experts to help them manage their funds to make it grow. Why? So they can give to missions or the poor? So they can build more buildings, gyms, bowling alleys, climbing walls? So they can have huge paid staffs? Daycare centers? What WOULD Yeshua do? Would He build any buildings at all? The kingdom of God has nothing to do with buildings. The early "church" grew by great leaps without buildings. "The kingdom of God is not meat or drink." (Rom. 14:17) The kingdom of God is people. SOURCE:


Trillion Dollar Church!
The American church system through its thousands of schemes to gather money, has amassed over a trillion dollars worth of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance programs, real estate, etc. The interest they pay on the mortgages of their buildings could literally feed all the poor in the world! 

The deceptive means 10’s of thousands of ministers use to raise money, of which the modern tithe is one of them, has drained our country of resources that could tremendously bless the world. But the church is sitting on the money. Now they are beginning to be fleeced themselves.
Recently, hundreds of the leading Christian organizations lost millions of dollars investing in a fund named "New Era." It was a scam called a "Ponze scheme." An evangelical, named Bennett, dropping the right names such as Billy Graham and Rockerfeller, convinced most of the leading Protestant ministries to invest as much as over 500 million dollars into a fund that promised them a doubling of their money over a 6 month period of time. Now anyone with a little sense should smell something amiss here, especially since conservative Christians should be looking at conservative investments that usually give a low return on investment. But top Christian ministries invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a fund started by another Christian, whose sole purpose in setting up the fund was to defraud them of their, or should I say "your" money. The federal authorities finally shut it down, but not before millions of dollars were lost. (See Dew from Mount Hermon, issue number 7 for more details.)


A person who teaches tithing robs God’s people from hearing from God Himself about what and whom to give to each and every day. Someone who pays their taxes, and gives 10 per cent of their income to their pastor, plus offerings for missions, building fund, bake and rummage sales, etc., because the law or tradition of their organization pressures them to do so, is likely to develop an attitude that their giving is finished at the offering plate. They are so drained of finances that when Jesus arrives at their door for a piece of bread, their response might be, "Oh, I gave already at the church!" Laws such as the modern tithing law, instituted by either ignorant or deceiving ministers keep God’s children from hearing what they should be doing on a day to day basis! Yes, Mr. or Mrs. or Reverend Tithing Teacher, you are robbing people, God, and the world from the blessings He wants to pour out on them and through us! Now repent and stop it! His mercy endures forever! Go to the fountain of grace, HaShem, and discover how to enter into His rest yourself! Then and only then can you lead God’s sheep into that rest themselves. Until then all you will do is fleece them and eat them yourself!

"Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock? You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them." (Ezekiel 34:2-4)

"My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray; they have turned them away on the mountains. They have gone from mountain to hill. They have forgotten their resting place. All who found them have devoured them." (Jeremiah 50:6-7)

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that those who twist the Mosaic Law to say what it doesn’t say, are robbing God even though they may not be aware of it. They are also robbing themselves of much needed rest, and they are robbing the world around them from the true blessings they are to bestow upon their neighbors.

Church

 the words "church" and "circus" both come from a similar pagan origin



circ- + (is a Latin root word meaning: circle [a ring; wheel], round). 

Circe 
Latinized form of Greek Κιρκη (Kirke, Kirkh ), which possibly meant "bird". In Greek mythology Circe was a sorceress who hypnotized men, and changed men into animals, and made them her slaves. 

circle 
c.1305, from O.Fr. cercle, from L. circulus "small ring," dim. of circus (q.v.). Replaced O.E. trendel and hring. Meaning "group of persons surrounding a center of interest" is from 1714. 

circus 
c.1380, from L. circus "ring," applied by Romans to circular arenas for performances and contests (esp. the Circus Maximus), from or akin to Gk. kirkos "a circle," from PIE *kirk- from base *(s)ker- "to turn, bend." First attested use for "traveling show" is 1791. 

Church 
O.E. cirice "church," from W.Gmc. *kirika, from Gk. kyriake (oikia) "Lord's (house)," from kyrios "ruler, lord."

Among Pope Francis' challenges will be oversight of the sprawling, lucrative -- but embattled -- American organization.


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