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Knowing What Is Coming

Knowing what is coming is not easy to acknowledge. It has a lot in common with knowing right and wrong.

What will happen to you depends upon your choices and how you act. We often fall prey to the people around us and how they behave.

How can this be true? How the people around you act, says how you will likely act. It was said very well in the movie “the Fast and The Furious -Tokyo Drift”. When one of the lead people explains to the hero, “Who you chose to have around you, lets you […]

Get Over It

These are words that I used to hear people say when I was young. Okay its fifty or sixty years ago, I’m not that young anymore.

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Recently I was watching a dvd I purchased last year called “Hell Freezes Over” -an Eagles album. They mention this song in the introduction to this concert, and the song is toward the end of the event. A very nice song, which is worthy of listening to and reflection upon its content.

So what does any of this to do […]

Enemies of THE ALMIGHTY

Wow! What an opening line.

How can you know if what you do makes you one of those? Perhaps you would like to know one of the places this is pointed out?

Deuteronomy 32 is about our rejection and HIS NOTICE then Actions. Like in: “16 They roused Him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations did they provoke Him“, or perhaps just bluntly stated as in: “19 And the LORD saw, and spurned, because of the provoking of His sons and His daughters.“

An example of what that looks like: “Instead of striving to keep the Written […]

Bad Speech – Lashon HaRah

Lashon HaRah

Also known as Bad Speech, has been taken to the point of too far, so that no speech is allowed about another person. You are not allowed to say good or bad of another person. It is the perfect way to shut up everybody you don’t like. It is even a good way to stop others from knowing your crimes and sins.

This is not what is actually meant in the Written Torah, The Word of GOD by the Hand of Moses? No, it is not what the Written Torah says, and not even close.

Do not […]

Shall Not Be Remembered

The verse is Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Why is this writing about “Shall Not Be Remembered”, nor come to mind? One thing that has been true, is that every person leaves an imprint upon other humans. Whether for good or evil, there is some memory of them and their actions. The statement made in stories goes something like “I will be remembered: for having been; as the one; my children will remember; this building is my testimony; . . […]

Israel or Ishrael, What Are You?

This is not a joke question. Yes, it has very serious consequences. Here is the sad part, for two thousand two hundred years and more almost nobody noticed.

[ References here to the Written Torah, which I do include are from the JPS 1917 version, which when checking interpretation, with few exceptions, for me has proved most accurate. While translation is important, context gives to the real meaning. Yet, even Hebrew speech is a translation, including when done by Ancient Hebrew Scholars. ]

I wrote an article called: “Ishrael?”. In it I attempted to display that there is […]

Questioning to Learn

A child is not born knowing anything. It may learn that it feels comfortable in the way it is being, enjoying the connection to this source of warm liquid it is getting. It feeds. It sleeps. It is in some kind of a mess which is uncomfortable and so begins to whimper, louder and louder and then crying until one of those nice people take care of me.

Some time later the child figures out how to make words, and how to be understood. So the child may ask questions about everything and does ask. Possession of a hunger […]

IF!

Preface: If! That is quite a title. “If” will be coming up in various places in this writing. But the real purpose is to draw attention to the place “IF” becomes a conditional statement, from the actual Written Torah. The conditional statement is in the form of (IF . . . Then). In computer programming this can also take the form of (If, then, or else) where the IF is a test which then branches to various outcomes. — Onward!

There are many ways that people fight against the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. Even against our […]

What Is The Purpose Of All Of This?

Those are very oblique and very direct questions. Oblique in the part: “Of All Of This”. Direct in: “What is the Purpose”.

My short answer is: That the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth is waiting for HIS Children to be HIS Children. To do by our own choice and will, that which Our FATHER has said to do. This is true Wisdom(Holiness), and comes from Knowing Right and Wrong, then choosing by your actions, your will and intent, to do that which is Right.

What is RIGHT? The Actions, LAWS, Covenants and Teachings as Taught by The […]

Last Verse of Exodus 12 - The Importance

נ  וַיַּעֲשׂוּ, כָּל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל:  כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֶת-מֹשֶׁה וְאֶת-אַהֲרֹן, כֵּן עָשׂוּ.  {ס} נא  וַיְהִי, בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה:  הוֹצִיא יְהוָה אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם–עַל-צִבְאֹתָם.  {פ}

Exodus 12: 50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. {S} 51 And it came to pass the selfsame day that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts. {P}

So, that is the Hebrew text. I have been listening to Torah Study audio of 20181027, Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, lead by Rabbi Janet Marder. Exodus 12:51 through […]