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Tisha B'Av, A Question.

Tisha B’Av, the Fast of the Ninth of Av, is a day of mourning to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which have occurred on the ninth of Av. This is a quote from Judaism 101

Yes there are many similar descriptions of Ninth of Av(meaning of Tisha B’Av).

In the middle of Shabbat night, I awoke with these thoughts:

Tisha B’Av, On this day we strive to remember the losses. The House of the Name, which King Solomon built, the second Temple destroyed 70 c.e. along the other terrible events that have happened to the Jewish people. I have heard it said, by a Rabbi, that these continue to happen because we have not learned our lesson.

This was the first time that I can remember hearing that Last Line. It is this one line that has caused me more concern for a couple of decades than most anything else. “We have not learned our lesson!!!” Ouch.
Here is my real question: “Truly consider, right now. Don’t wait until later. You don’t know how much time you have left, until the last one happens.(The world will not survive this one.)
How much will you personally need to suffer, before you would consider seeking The ALMIGHTY?

Before you decide that you must change your heart and save your soul be becoming Righteous before The GOD Of Abraham, GOD Of Isaac, GOD OF Jacob?

References:

Leviticus 26:40 And they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their treachery which they committed against Me, and also that they have walked contrary unto Me.

Deuteronomy 30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt bethink thyself among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, 2 and shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and hearken to His voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul;

Can not read Biblical Hebrew? I offer this translation as a reasonable starting place.

I Use It: A TORAH which is also a Tanakh (Old Testament) containing the Prophets of GOD’S WORD for confirmation of the instructions, and the Writings which so the history of how we get it right or wrong and some consequences.

So what are You Going to Do About THAT? Knowing now that you are responsible your outcome.

Isaiah 10:23 For an extermination wholly determined shall the Lord, the GOD of hosts, make in the midst of all the earth.

Make sure that those YOU follow are capable of saving you.

I can show you the way, if you want to know.

IT is to our benefit to HEARKEN until the LIVING GOD OF ISHRAEL/ISRAEL, and to our pain and shame to do otherwise.

My prayer is that The LORD grant you eyes that see, ears that hear and an understanding heart, then you return unto HIM soon!(Isaiah 6: 9 And He said: ‘Go, and tell this people: hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they, seeing with their eyes, and hearing with their ears, and understanding with their heart, return, and be healed.’)

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Only The Jews?

The presented question was: “Will someone please explain, why do only Jews get to go to Heaven, and the rest of humanity, that Gd did create, go to some second kind of Heaven?”

The person who asked this question, it seems, heard a Rabbi make a similar statement. This upset the questioner greatly and she was confused and angry. Personally, I can understand the mood of the questioner, and I will say that I was very disturbed that any religious leader would or could say such a thing, but it is not unexpected, at least by me.

My responses follow:

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My Entry 20160627

It is observed that, we(most people of the earth), are willing to take anything EXCEPT the Written TORAH by the Hand of Moses, as justification for personal actions.

Even the Rabbinic version and use of the word “Torah”, which their definition has been and continues to be: “All Jewish writing”. Which is then given equal or greater validity to that of: Written TORAH in the Scroll, carried in most Shuls on Shabbat with reverence; treated with pomp and circumstance; which contains no vowels; and has not changed for 3500 years.

Not even one letter is allowed to be wrong. When […]

No Half Way To Saving Your Soul

A response to a Rabbi on Face Book.

Numbers 10:29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law: ‘We are journeying unto the place of which the LORD said: I will give it you; come thou with us, and we will do thee good; for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel.’ 30 And he said unto him: ‘I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred.’ 31 And he said: ‘Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the […]

The Really BIG WHY –Revisited

The Really BIG WHY? Was the original writing.

A continuance of this topic, or just some more thoughts about this topic.

Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens, He is God; that formed the earth and made it, He established it, He created it not a waste, He formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD, and there is none else.

So what’s the point of this attention grabber? This: “He created it not a waste, He formed it to be inhabited:”

It is easy to be confused by all of the prophecies. You could […]

Moses's Dilemma

Moses, descendant of Levi, the one the The GOD of Israel, spoke to mouth to mouth, as a friend.

Here is a man that was a shepherd in Midian maybe forty or more years, and made one choice that changed the world ever after. One decision which we have recorded, that opened his eyes so that he could never go back to being a tender of sheep again. Later!

There was a time when Moses failed, and was punished for the failure, although I could show evidence that he, Moses was suppose to fail at this event.

How did Moses […]

This Question of Timing Re: Egypt

It seems that Timing continues to arise in discussions. This time it has to do with taking the Hebrews out of Egypt.

Why did we have to have the plagues? Why did so many have to suffer? . . . .

These questions lead to one of a long time ago, “Why does the LORD just make us good?” I will not answer that one this time, but I will talk about Egypt and the Redemption Then and NOW!

Yes, I did say NOW! This time it is the World not just Egypt. Couple of things to remember:

1) על-פי […]

ISHRAEL?

There are some inconsistencies I see in the world. So many people, say one thing and do the opposite.

I have been part of the Jewish world since the 1984, and have been watching as the world and people have changed. There are some things that bother me, but it was not until a few days ago, that I realized this issue.

“Children of Jacob” does not Equal “Jews”(Judah the Tribe) which does not equal “Judaism”(Religion), and none of these Equal ISRAEL(Chosen not the land). Strange but true!

Jacob is a Family Group that includes Judah(Jews), yet it seems that […]

To Be Of The Children Or Israel --Deeper, much deeper

So what does it mean, to be of the Children Of Israel? Where did the name come from?

As always, I highly recommend reading the full chapter of every reference I make. Actually, you should do that, for anything you are ready to believe, from any source. Check the references. If they are telling you the truth, they won’t mind.

I notice that “names” are very important in the TaNaKh (Acronym of Written Torah (Ta=Law), Nevi’im (Na=Prophets) and Ketuvim (Kh=Writings), what non-Jews call the Old Testament.). There are many discussions about the NAME of GOD, or about Abram which became […]

To Be Of The Children Of Israel

So what does it mean to be of the Children Of Israel? Where did the name come from?

First use of the Name: ISRAEL.

Jacob receives a blessing after an all night struggle with a messenger of GOD. Who gives Jacob a new name in order to be set free before dawn. (Genesis 32:25 .. 29; and restated by The LORD in Genesis 35:10)

In “Genesis 32:29 . . . . no more Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.”

Like so many things there are multiple means, it is uses and […]