A LOT of talk these days about being a ‘chosen’ person. I hear it everywhere. If I am not being accused of thinking I am ‘chosen’, (for being a Jew,) then I’m being called ‘chosen’. Even some say that I’m a ‘chosenite’, in a sarcastic way. SMHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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These are MY sole thoughts and beliefs:

1st off: I believe that if one CHOOSES God, then that person has made a choice to honor and serve the Lord. When you CHOOSE to serve the Lord, he will bless your life with peace, love, joy, revelation of his word, etc. A person who has made a choice to serve the LORD does not walk around saying “IM CHOSEN!” We don’t do this. Anyone can CHOOSE to come to Hashem, the Lord, follow Jesus and live by the words of the BIBLE.

2nd: Because a person has more revelation and understands things in the Bible or ‘gets’ events more than others is NOT “chosen”, either. IF a person is open to the Spirit of the Lord, that person receives a lot of epiphany. I choose to receive a lot. I certainly do NOT look down on people that don’t see the things I see. Why? Because OTHERS have wisdom and knowledge also. And, I learn from THEM & they can learn from me.

In the end, when ALL is said and done….It’s the LORD who comes and chooses each of us. IF we indeed are open.

We can all learn from each other.

C. S. Lewis Quote: "You have not chosen one another, but I ...

As for OBAMA being the antiChrist—it is OBVIOUS to me. God showed it to me AND my husband, (a Jewish man) many years ago. Obama lines up with the scriptures. This has nothing to do with being ‘chosen’ at all. It was an EPIPHANY. A Revelation. Some see it, others dont. EVERYONE will see it all soon enough.

13 thoughts on ““Chosen”

  1. I think it’s something outside of what is free-will.
    I witnessed it myself during these last years since Obama showed up.
    It’s been 13 years now, I’ve seen how some people can see it – but most cannot see it.
    People have the gift of seeing things or not: even people who have become friends over the years: well they can’t be convinced to see Obama as the Antichrist. And no amounting of coaxing or encouraging can make them see him that way.
    Being “Chosen” oneself or calling someone “Chosen”, just appears like a natural thing: either one “is” or one “is not”.
    It must depend on how one was brought up. Maybe other things as well. I don’t know. It’s a mystery?

  2. IF a person is chosen, (like by a parent) humility is a good thing… like a chosen son or daughter–like a favored child.

  3. exactly! If a person is chosen by whomever, its a good thing and should be humiliatiing! And if GOD chooses you, youll know it! You dont need to tell yourself your chosen! Humility does that. and GOD will tell you! One way or another! Dreams, revelations, many ways! Answers to prayers, GOD makes himself known that your accepted! As for parents, id have a hard time. cuz i love all my siblings and id never want to be favored over another! Id be SAD! I have 4 kids. Id give my life for any one of em. no favorites . I love em all with all my being and heart!

  4. I also think that free will is often not the sole or primary criteria. I think that it’s politically incorrect to tell a truth that much of human mental function, including matters of the heart, are determined by genetic factors that most people cannot control or never consider the attempt. I believe that people can choose to change and govern their mind and heart in a positive manner and also that God can choose to help them make that change.

    I’ve been watching coverage of Kyle Rittenhouse trial and wonder if his situation is merely earthly events? Then slimeball Geraldo, while going with the flow, still dumped on Rittenhouse multiple times, calling him a dope, dopey kid. Geraldo may be on Fox now but he still can’t control his mind/mouth. Has he chosen this behavior? Or he has never considered correcting what comes naturally to him? Never thought of it? God has not touched him to self correct? (Chosen him?)

  5. Have experienced an interesting conversation with D. Quigley … Post Dogma@wordpress which I would like to introduce to my blog.

    The Written Torah goes hand in hand with the Oral Torah. Rabbi Akiva’s explanation of the Oral Torah logic system commonly known as פרדס defines the entire Talmud and Midrashic Jewish scholarship which developed following the sealing of the masoret of the Talmud Bavli. All rabbis recorded in the Talmud obeyed the פרדס kabbala of logic of Rabbi Akiva’s brilliant explanation of the Oral Torah logic format which Moshe the prophet orally heard while on Mt. Horev. ReplyLike

    D. Quigleymosckerr 13h ago “The Written Torah goes hand in hand with the Oral Torah.” How could you possibly know that? I suppose in one way you could say that the Oral Torah and the Written Torah go hand in hand because the Oral will always follow the written. But without the written word or recorded audio, there’s no way to determine that they matched. In fact, there is evidence that the written did not match the oral traditions in the case of Jeremiah 8:8 ReplyLike

    mosckerrD. Quigley13h ago How could you possibly know that? That’s what the Talmud and Midrashim teaches. How many commandments did Israel receive at Sinai BEFORE Moshe went up to receive the rest of the Torah? The 1st two commandments heard at Sinai … and no more. The Midrash teaches that Israel approached Aaron on the 40th day after Moshe ascended Mt. Sinai (Sinai the revelation of the Written Torah; Horev the revelation of the Oral Torah … same mountain), saying Moshe – has died. Who will reveal to us the rest of the Torah??? The Oral Torah represents a logic format (think Aristotle’s formulation of ancient Greek logic) totally different from all other logic system formats (think Hegel’s logic system developed early in the 19th Century) which permits later generation to interpret the intent of the Written Torah.The need for the Supreme Court to interprets the US Constitution, for example Roe vs. Wade on the matter of abortion. Its simply not enough to write ideas on paper. Later generations must interpret the original intent of the Framers of those written words.A basic rule of interpretation according to the Oral Torah logic system. Never take an idea out of its own contexts. You quote Jeremiah 8:8, yet fail to place this verse in the context of its larger “sugia” Jeremiah 8:4 – 8:12.

    Logic stands upon Order. The T’NaCH its organized into sub chapters\sugiot by the Framers of the T’NaCH literature. Taking something out of context – equals propaganda.

    The Talmud and Midrashic scholarship exists as Judean Common Law. All Common Law judicial systems – be it Israeli common law or British common law — this system of law requires bringing viable precedents. To compare or contrast Case\Rule studies — this requires logic. The Oral Torah logic system — represents a unique logic system, who has the sole purpose to interpret the intent of the Prophets mussar commandments.

    Therefore just as learning a page of Gemara of the Talmud requires the skill to know how to make a depth analysis by means of learning by comparing other similar Cases … so too the mussar commanded by a prophet requires the skill to know how to compare a sugia of a prophet with a similar sugia from some other source within the same Book of that prophet. In the פרדס system taught by Rabbi Akiva, this skill goes by the name דרוש.

    For example: The sugia of 8:4 – 8:12 compares, if you know how to use this logic system format, to 9:6 – 9:15. The mussar of the prophet becomes crystal clear by making a depth analysis. A single eye can not see in 3 dimensions. The mussar of the prophet brings it in harmony with the identical mussar taught with the expulsion of Adam from the Garden, the exile of Noach as the sole survivor of the floods protected in his constructed Ark, the exile of the future born children of Avram unto a foreign land established at the brit cut between the pieces. At that time of this brit, Avram had no children. HaShem promised Avram that his chosen Cohen seed would compare to the stars in the heavens for multitude. But likewise promised exile of the chosen Cohen children of Avram for our failure to maintain and uphold justice within the oath sworn lands of our eternal inheritance. ReplyLike

    D. Quigleymosckerr 9h ago I’m not sure my use of Jeremiah was out of context. At some point Jeremiah felt the exiles in Babylon were following a corrupted Torah. If that were possible then it remains possible. If so, the author’s intent is lost. Here’s an interesting question for you based on my recent research: why was Baruch in Yehuda while scribing for ירמיהו ? ReplyLike

    mosckerrD. Quigley 9h ago That’s alright you rely strictly on translations. But the Jewish T’NaCH does not have chapters and verses. The Xtian translators of the Bible did that. So naturally you have a valid confusion.

    To communicate an idea in a clear way requires organization and Order. The organization and Order of the T’NaCH did not employ chapters and verses but rather sugiot/subchapters as its method of organization. God and dog have the exact same letters. How a person organizes the Order of those letters – makes a world of difference.

    Your speculation that Jeremiah felt the exiles in Babylon followed a corrupt Torah. Not an original idea. This accusation has played out many times throughout history. Xtianity denies the Oral Torah, an obvious example. ירמיהו – a prophet of the kingdom of Yechuda. אליהו the prophet of the kingdom of Israel. ReplyLike

    D. Quigleymosckerr 6h ago Yes I only know the Torah through translations. Of course. I cannot read Hebrew. It would be easy for me to confuse Jeremiah with Elijah. I also agree that it is not original to think ירמיהו felt the exiles had a corrupted Torah. I would say it is quite a common belief. Is it not what he said? Perhaps you can enlighten me. Right now I’m researching the time of the exile. Baruch, Nehemiah, Ezra. ReplyLike

    mosckerrD. Quigley 13m ago All these men lived during the closing days of the 70 year Babylonian exile. I live as one of the first generations of post European exile – that exile last for more than 2000 years.

    The first rule of Torah government. A leader’s first priority: to prevent the outbreak of Civil War among his people. Hence the rebuke given to king David after the death of the husband of Bat Sheva, that Civil War would plague the house of David for all eternity! Baruch the student of Yermiahu, Nehemiah, and Ezra, all three men had a strong influence upon public policy decisions. The Torah and NaCH (together called T’NaCH) define prophesy as mussar. Mussar applies equally to all generations of bnai brit Israel. Hence a prophet who commands mussar, this prophesy applies to all generations. No one individual or group can fulfill the words of any prophet. This fundamental error proves conclusively the foreign non Jewish nature of the New Testament authors.

    The New Testament exposes a Greek concept of spirituality, making it the “perfect” example of a wolf dressed in the clothing of sheep. The first 2 commandments of Sinai – these 2 commandments define the purpose and intent of the entire T’NaCH. All other commandments have a secondary role to these 2 commandments.

    Ooops Jesus really missed this fundamental with his erroneous concept of the priority of love. The Jewish prayer book/siddur links the mitzva of love to saying kre’a shma in the evening, as contrasted by saying kre’a shma in the morning. The intent of the kre’a shma defines the k’vanna of tefilla, adjacent to the kre’a shma in the evening and morning prayers. Tefilla requires the k’vanna of t’shuva. To do t’shuva requires actively remembering the decisions taken by either the Yatzir Ha’rah or the Yatzir Ha’Tov. Based upon בכל לבבך\כם language within the opening first two paragraphs within the language of the kre’a shma.

    Why does the Torah mispell heart\לב? Rabbi Yechuda HaNassi – author of the Mishna – teaches within the Mishna of ברכות that a person has an obligation to serve HaShem with both Yatzirot\inclinations within a persons heart. The first word and key word in both of these opening paragraphs of kre’a sma …. you guessed it, the commandment to love!!! 3 types of Torah commandments: Positive, Negative, and Positive time oriented Commandments. Only the latter requires k’vanna. Kre’a shma exists as a positive time oriented commandment. Therefore what k’vanna does the evening kre’a shma require as opposed and contrasted by the k’vanna which defines the kre’a shma of the morning?????????

    Tefilla, defined as the Shemone Esrei, requires the k’vanna which a person “remembers” when that person accepts the yoke of the Yatzir upon himself. Doing t’shuva for one Yatzir …. completely and totally different from doing t’shuva for the other Yatzir – like day different from night, water different from oil.

    Repentance in the Xtian concept makes no such considerations; repentance refers only to sin. Therefore Xtian prayer does not compare to Jewish tefilla. Two completely different concepts of worship. The New Testament never once obeys the 1st Commandment of Sinai. And therefore by default, the New Testament “fulfills” the 2nd Commandment of Sinai.

    The sin of the golden calf … Aaron translated the Name (1st Commandment) into a word/אלהים. This error both the New Testament and Koran likewise make! HaShem\the Name/, does not exist as a word, which the lips of a person can pronounce. HaShem lives as the Spirit blown into Man which causes Man to live in all generations. Just as its difficult to describe a color with words so too and how much more so its forbidden to pronounce the Name according to the grammar of its letters!!!! Yahweh and Jehovah etc etc etc all examples of avoda zarah idolatry.

    The Torah teaches that on Yom Kippur\Day of Atonement/day, that HaShem revealed the Oral Torah to Moshe on Horev … the Cohen HaGadol pronounces the Name of HaShem. This kabbala defines the book end Yom Tov of Rosh HaShanna. Yom Kippur seals the din opened on Rosh HaShanna. The k’vanna of all tefilla —— t’shuva.

    Ezra changed the alphabet of the ancient Hebrew language. A revolutionary action. Why did he think it necessary to change the Hebrew alphabet? This change reflected the t’shuva of Israel following the first g’lut\exile of the kingdom of Yechuda by the Babylonians. Ezra commanded a mussar of t’shuva for all generations of Israel to this very day.

    Nehemiah followed after the path established by Shlomo the son of David who built the 1st Temple. Clearly Shlomo did not listen to the advise given by the prophet Natan just as the son of Shlomo refused to heed the advise given by the elder servants of the now deceased Shlomo when he traveled to Sh’Cem to be anointed as the Moshiach of the House of David.

    David never commanded Shlomo to build a house of stone and cedar unto HaShem. David commanded that Shlomo establish the 6 cities of Refuge together with their Small Sanhedrin Federal Courts, the last mitzva which Moshe the prophet did before he died. Justice Justice pursue defines the Davidic commandment to build a house for HaShem!!!!

    So Nehemiah continues the error which king Shlomo initiated. King Shlomo worshipped avoda zara. Nehemiah – always talks about himself and his accomplishments. A strong mussar does the T’NaCH command!!!!

    Just as the kre’a shma requires k’vanna, and therefore the kre’a shma of the evening radically differs recalling memories over a specific Yatzir, from the t’shuva of the morning kre’a shma. So too and again, Nehemiah sharply contrasts with the strong mussar which Ezra commands. The Talmud for this reason does not view the Book of Nehemiah as a separate book in and of itself. But rather an extension of the Book of Ezra. In similar fashion the sages of the Talmud views the the 2 days of Rosh HaShanna as one long day. The Book of Nehemiah qualifies as a Yatzir HaRah whereas the Book of Ezra qualifies as an expression of the t’shuva of the Yatzir HaTov. The heart contains both Yatzirot.

  6. In agreement. May i add more thoughts? The people of israel were original chosen people. Chosen as a people but not necessarily each individual. To be of the chosen people does not mean that individual is chosen, as that requires behavior of a chosen one. Take 2 biblical feasts; passover requires each participant to have become clean before God to attend though today most dont obey to come clean. Passover is totally sin cleansing of each person. Now to the great yom kippur. Its not based on the individual but the people as a group. No such thing as the whole group clean on yom kippur but God has some percentage of clean people that satisifies the whole nation being atoned.
    And few ask, chosen for what? Answer for the jews is chosen to spread the gospel of one God, to preserve the oracles of God, to preserve sabbath, to spread the gospel of Christs first advent and the soon second coming, and to promote repentance and service to God. The jews have been quite sucessful to do their chosen mission. The jews as a group have done all God requires. But if we look at individual jews, there are many many total failures but as a group the jews are a raving success. Its a chosen people but not all individuals meet the chosen standard.
    In the new covenant made only with israel and judah, the gentiles must be grafted in to a higher spiritual israel covenamt of israel and judah thru Christ and physical israel must also be grafted in thru Christ.
    Christ did not end the old covenant but says it slowly fades away over time as new covenant dominates. Said thru paul. Covenants are not testamen

  7. Covenants are not testaments. The old testament covers both the old covenant and the original pre old covenant God made with humans. Before jews existed, God made a covenant with humans including sabbath and rules of what not to eat. It aint jewish but Gods forever rule for all.
    At the now end of history before Christs return, were told many called few chosen. Most are not called but like ruth can join the called by own desire but with out Gods prompting. These are specisl good people.
    Church pew people are called as they are in church. But they are not chosen by just being there. If jabbed they can never be chosen.
    So two chosen groups. Israrl and those in Christ in deed not by mouth. The in Christ is where salvation is but chosen israel is also alive at same time. And God hopes many chosen jews enter into the chosen in Christ as he hopes gentiles do also.
    Chosen group does not mean the individual is chosen. His her actions in thought/ deed determine that.

  8. marcdbaker asks a Torah question: November 13, 2021

    Rabbi KERR, I have a question please and it may not seem serious to some but it is to me. It is a serious question to me. My question is… In the scriptures, how does one gain the confidence to believe that G-D is pleased with their works ? Is there scripture that addresses this issue?

    The Response:

    “”How does one gain the confidence to believe that G-D is pleased with their works?””

    Xtianity bases itself upon a Pauline conflict theme which confronts faith vs. works. The Torah rejects all belief systems as tumah. Tumah spirits arouse the Yatzir HaRah within the human heart. These tumah spirits, the source of irrational emotions, physically produced by the major internal organs within our bodies. The identification of tumah spirits within our hearts, when emotions dominate and control the rational mind of Man. The employment of propaganda and rhetoric by politicians and priests\pastors seeks to arouse an emotional response by the listening audience. A famous example of religious rhetoric, ‘fire and brimstone’ sermons. Beliefs in this or that God, Heaven and Hell etc etc. All belief systems wherein a person declares “I believe” … constitute as avoda zarah idolatry. Your question cuts straight to the heart of the Parshah of Noach.

    What relevance does this Parshah have with the rest of the Torah? From the 3rd Parshah of Lech Lecha to the end of D’varim the Torah focus centers around the chosen cohen seed of Avraham.

    Not so Parshat Noach. That Parshah addresses “Bnai Brit Goyim”. Who qualifies as a Bnai Brit Goy? Dof ג of the Gemara of Avoda Zara teaches that Goyim across the board abandoned the brit faith.

    Herein explains the floods and the later stories of Sodom and the fears of Avram and Yitzak that the Goyim would murder them for the beauty of their wives.

    Therefore seeing that mitzvot from the Torah do not apply ,,, Man receives no reward for keeping mitzvot while existing in accursed g’lut\exile. Herein comes to play Parshat Noach, commonly referred to as the “Brit Bnai Noach” …. the only Bnai Brit people on the face of the earth, Israel. Only Israel accepted the revelation of the Torah at Sinai.

    Therefore Parshat Noach – the Brit Bnai Noach – applies strictly and only to Jews living in g’lut. The Torah defines ‘fear of Heaven’ as Ba’al Shem Tov, a person who strives to maintain and respect the reputation of his\her ‘Good Name’. The vision of the Torah quite simple: live a righteous and just life on this earth.

    Righteous refers to the dedication unto HaShem of defined tohor middot wherein a person dedicates the Yatzir Ha’Tov to dominate the key decisions of life wherein a person defines his lifes’ walk before HaShem. Just, the Torah defines as – the courage to fairly compensate others whose person or property you damaged either intentionally or accidentally. Justice: the fair compensation for all damages inflicted upon others.

    The Jewish take on the Hebrew Scriptures spins around the distinction between tohor and tuma. This subject Xtianity totally ignores. The subject of ‘greatest commandments — hands down the opening first 2 commandments of Sinai. Sinai represents the watershed moment which eternally separates bnai brit Jews from non Jews. The Xtian Bible for example violates the 1st Commandment of Sinai. Aaron translated the Name revealed in the first Commandment unto the word אלהים. The Xtian Bible translations make the exact same avoda zara error by translating the Name, revealed in the 1st Commandment, to other words. The Name lives as Spirit not a word that the lips can pronounce. Attempts to translate the Name into a word: Yahweh, Jehova etc etc all examples of avoda zara, commonly mistranslated as idolatry.

    Most people translate tefilla into the English word — prayer. Tefilla shares nothing in common with non Jewish prayer. By the terms of the oath brit (brit commonly mistranslated into covenant. The bible translations all pathetic. The term brit requires swearing an oath, which requires the kabbala knowledge of saying the Spirit Name of HaShem, which the Bible never once ever includes. The translation of covenant fails to grasp the Torah requirement that swearing a Torah oath requires knowledge how to pronounce the Spirit Name of HaShem (The Name). The revelation of the Name in the first commandment of Sinai, this Spirit no word can pronounce.

    The consequence of unreliable biblical translations, the Xtian religion which stands upon the foundation of personal “I Believe” belief systems makes critical and fundamental errors. Xtianity denies the existence of the Oral Torah. Big Mistake.

    The Torah compares to the Talmud — both documents highly edited. The most famous example of this fundamental reality of the Torah texts … the 10 commandments. Xtianity never troubles itself with anything other than fuzzy logic. Never met a Xtian that asks: “How does the T’NaCH (Torah, Prophets, and Holy Writings) define the word prophet? Witchcraft foretells the future. Prophets do not foretell the future. Its absolutely impossible to “fulfill” the words of the prophets! Prophets command mussar to all generations of bnai brit Israel. Xtianity never examines T’NaCH mussar. A very Big Error.

    All T’NaCH prophets command mussar instruction. The so called “10 Commandments” serve as a great example of understanding how the editors of the Torah organized the Torah revelation at Sinai. The framers and editors of the Torah always stood in the shadows of g’lut\exile. The stories of the expulsion of Adam from the garden, Noach and his Ark, childless Avram told that his future born chosen Cohen seed would suffer g’lut\exile. This fundamental strategic reality which the Pauline dogma of original sin totally ignores, it plays out that bnai brit Yidden alway fear the censorship of Goyim overlords.

    At Sinai Israel accepted only the first 2 commandments of Sinai. Jesus really missed the boat when he confused the mitzva of kre’a shma, the Torah definition of love, with the revelation of HaShem at Sinai – as expressed in the opening first 2 commandments. Why then did the editors and framers of the Torah organize the revelation of the Torah at Sinai into the format of 10 commandments????

    All prophets command Mussar, and Moshe he serves as the greatest of all Torah prophets. Something as significant as this, you would think that non Jews – as expressed through the religions of Xtianity and Islam, would have understood and known, but such most definitely not the case. The Koran repeats the word prophet over and again. About every 7 to 12th word – prophet. Yet never once did the Framers of the Koran ever ask: “How does the Torah define this key term “Prophet”?

    The Talmud refers to this fundamental error in logic as — “Hanging a mountain by a Hair”. In the 2008 Presidential election candidate Obama hung his hopes for winning the Office of POTUS on the “hair”, the rhetoric of “C H A N G E”. Obama like Xtianity with the term prophet, he never trouble himself – not in 8 years of Office – to ever once give a concrete definition to this “hair” key word “C H A N G E”.

    All T’NaCH prophets command mussar. The editors and framers of the Torah organized the revelation of the Torah at Sinai together with the 10 plagues of Egypt. But after the 2nd Commandment, Israel could hear no more; they demanded that Moshe ascend the Mount and receive the rest of the Torah. At the sin of the golden calf, mentioned previously, Israel had received only 2 commandments and no more. The breaking of the 2 tablets: the first commandment on one and the second commandment on the other.

    At the crisis of the golden calf, Israel who sent Moshe to receive the rest of the Torah for fear that if the people heard just one more command, that they would all die; the people, 40 days after Moshe had gone missing, cried unto Aaron: “Moshe is dead. Who will teach us the rest of the Torah?” 40 days after Moshe broke the 2 tablets, he heard the Oral Torah logic system. This logic system permitted Moshe to derive 611 commandments!!!! The 611 commandments exist as interpretations upon the opening first 2 commandments. The Talmud employs the Oral Torah logic system to derive 10s of thousands of halachic laws which interpret the Torah in a like and similar fashion as did Moshe who derived the 611 commandments based upon the Oral Torah logic system which HaShem revealed to Moshe 40 days after the sin of the golden calf!

    Both Xtianity and Islam deny the revelation of the Oral Torah logic system. The rediscovery of the ancient Greek logic formats developed by Plato and Aristotle would dominate the Muslim and Xtian civilizations to this very day. The lights of Hanukkah, during that Civil War which pitted the P’rushim\Pharisees against the assimilated T’zeddukim\Sadducees … the P’rushim (separated: think tithes), this leadership existed during the 110 years that Judea existed as an independent nation. After the nation lost its national independents to the Romans the title of the inheritors of the P’rushim took the name of rabbi or rabbis. The dedication of the lights of Hanukkah — to only interpret the Written Torah using the Oral Torah logic format. And most specifically not to use alien Greek logic formats to interpret the Written Torah!!

    The refusal of Xtian leaders to recognize, much less validate, the Oral Torah logic format, revealed to all generations of bnai brit Israel on Yom Kippur 40 days after the sin of the golden calf, this unique logic format permits all generations to interpret the Torah unto its original k’vanna of its Framers. No one generation has a lock and monopoly upon logic. Xtianity committed a Huge Error when its leaders threw out the Written Torah together with the bath water Oral Torah. The Church confused Torah commandments with judicial legal rulings/halacha; Paul and his misinformed ilk called Torah commandments “the law”. A catastrophic error. Court judicial rulings, known as halacha in Hebrew, exist as law – legalistic interpretations. Torah commandments – being prophetic – command mussar. Mussar by definition – NOT law.

    Tefilla qualifies as a postive time oriented commandment. This type of Torah commandment {positive and negative and positive time oriented}, requires k’vanna. The k’vanna which tefilla requires, remembering t’shuva. Xtianity errs by limiting its mistranslation of t’shuva unto repentance to regretting sin. T’shuva by sharp contrast “remembers” both tohor and tuma social interactions. Torah faith of the Cohen nation spins around the limitation to do avodat HaShem strictly and only when in a tohor condition. The Torah threatens the din of כרת if a Cohen person attempts to remember the t’shuva made by a specific Yatzir within the heart when daavening the Shemone Esrei – tefilla. This fundamental distinction – tefilla dedicates t’shuva of a specific Yatzir within the heart (Tahor or Tumah Yatzir), it fundamentally and for ever separates tefillah from none Jewish prayer. Making this required “P’rushim\separation” distinguishes Yiddishkeit from the counterfeit religions which the world knows as Xtianity and Islam.

    Tohor and tuma have no valid translation into English. There subject, the most difficult and complex subject in the whole of the Talmud. Like the Name of HaShem, tohor middot\attributes live as Divine Spirits which enter the heart like wind passes through an open window.

    Tuma spirits they too pass and enter the heart comparable to a bad smell which assaults the nostrils. Tohor middot – from the Torah\דאורייתא and from the rabbis\דרבנן learn by means of weaving prophetic T’NaCH mussar together (think warp and weft of a garment) with actually defined halachic actions\mitzvot.

    Tuma middot, these spirits, produced by the 10 major internal organs of the body. The back of the brain\stem sits perched on the spinal column – like a bird on the limb of a tree. The language of the brain stem, an electric based language; by means of the ‘reflex arc’ the brain stem orchestrates the ATP which the mitochondria within the cells of the major organs produces. Chinese medicine refers to this conversion of ADP unto ATP as Chi. Japanese medicine, specifically the art of meditation as defined by post WWll Jin shin Jyutsu Is: reduces the production of powerful emotions produced by the major internal organs of the body to — fear anger grief shame and worry, as points of meditation affixed to specific internal organs. These powerful negative emotions, the brain stem treats them like, so to speak, the Neo Cortex of our rational mind treats letters of our native alphabet. The brain stem, by way of the reflex arc organizes these simple emotions and converts them into complex emotions, something like a conductor leads a large orchestra.

    The prophetic T’NaCH commands mussar which permits a person to meditate upon Torah defined middot. Tefilla – the action wherein a person stands before a Safer Torah and dedicates, so to speak, ‘positive’ tohor emotional social skills unto HaShem… comparable to dedicating an animal upon the altar. As a consequence tefilla stands in the stead of sacrifices.

    Tohor middot they serve as the “shield of Avraham” – the closing words of the 1st blessing within the language of the Shemone Esrei tefilla within the Siddur\prayerbook.

    Tefilah calls into judgment the two opposing Yatzirot\inclinations within the heart. For this reason the Talmud refers to tefilla as “the duty of the heart”. Tefilla “weighs” within the heart of bnai brit Man, and NOT in the heavens with the other Gods. Tohor middot serve, so to speak, as the anointed Moshiach designated as the leader who fights Jewish wars. What wars specifically? The wars fought between the Yatzir HaTov and the Yatzir HaRah within the heart of bnai brit Man.

    The oath brit faith cut between HaShem and Avram at the brit cut between the pieces. A Torah brit requires swearing a Torah oath. Rabbi Yochanon in the Gemara of ברכות teaches that a blessing – as opposed and contrasted by a praise (think saying the Psalms) – exists as the “offspring” of Oaths. A blessing requires שם\the Name and מלכות\kingship to separate swearing a blessing from reciting a praise like reading Tehillem\Psalsms. The 2nd Parsha of the Torah, known as Parshat Noach, the Gemara of Sanhedrin asks the pertinent question: “What caused the floods to fall and destroy all of Man Kind in the days of Noach?”

    The answer which Talmudic learning concludes: the Floods in the days of Noach came as the result of Man saying false oaths!!!!!! Torah exists as a functioning spirituality because it stands upon swearing of oaths unto HaShem RATHER than believing in Creeds and Theologies. These latter tuma belief systems stand upon the foundation of EGO, the avoda zara of “I believe” idolatry. This self centered emotional immaturity the Talmud teaches how a person can meditate upon both tohor and tuma middot\attributes. This type of Torah meditation seeks to mature emotional middot, comparable to cooking a roast upon a low flame in the oven tenderizes the meat.

    Tefilla stands before a Safer Torah and dedicates tohor middot unto HaShem as holy. Comparable to the dedication of burnt, trespass, sin, and shalom sacrificial dedications burned upon the altar on Zion in Jerusalem – the place where stood the 2nd Temple.

    Xtianity declares itself as the “New Israel”, yet knows nothing of the Chosen Cohonim; Moshe the prophet anointed Aaron and his House as the Cohonim of the Israel nation. The Torah refers to Israel as the “nation of Cohonim”. Its the anointing of Aaron and his House as Cohonim which defines and serves as the basis for the mitzva of Moshiach\messiah. This foundation by which stands the mitzva of Moshiach, the new testament avoda zara totally ignores.

    Xtianity by contrasts harps upon Jesus as the messiah, comparable to the Koran declares Mohammad as the Prophet! Xtianity never understood that the Torah definition of Moshiach, that it learns from Moshe anointing Aaron as Moshiach. The prophet Shmuel\Samuel did a rabbinic mitzva of Moshiach; a rabbinic mitzva of messiah, when he anointed first Shaul\Saul and later David as King.

    The mussar which this anointing story teaches: that obedience to keeping the commandments takes priority over dedicating sacrifices unto HaShem. The Book of Shmuel teaches this all important theme lesson, which the letters of Paul – wherein he extols the sacrifice of Jesus, totally ignores by preaching “You are not under the Law”.

    The Xtian theology which tells the story of Jesus and the cross negates and invalidates the mussar of HaShem debunking king Shaul as the anointed Moshiach and choosing king David as the anointed Moshiach.

    The anointing of the House of David as Moshiach by the prophet Shmuel\Samuel qualifies as a rabbinic interpretation of Moshe’s anointing the House of Aaron as the Cohen Moshiach!!!! A rabbinic interpretation of the mitzva of Moshiach does not and cannot override the Torah commandment of Moshiach established by Moshe the prophet; based upon the negative commandment not to add or subtract from the Torah.

    The Talmud refers to the prophet Shmuel as 2nd only unto the authority of Moshe the prophet – the giver of all Torah 611 commandments!!!! Moshe the prophet derived these 611 commandments, they define and serve as the primary interpretations of the intent of the original opening first 2 commandments of the Sinai revelation of the Torah by means of the Oral Torah logic system – first revealed to Moshe on Yom Kippur ,,, 40 days after the sin of the golden calf.

    The dedication to do and keep the commandments goes by the title “avodat HaShem”. Tefilla in similar vein, goes by the title of “avodat HaShem. The mitzva of Tefilla, a positive time oriented commandment. This type of Torah commandment requires k’vanna. K’vanna entails t’shuva. T’shuva necessitates remembering tohor contrasted by tuma middot expressed during critical social interactions and/or behaviors with other bnai brit people. Xtianity, by contrast, limits t’shuva to regret for committing sins. Whereas the Torah teaches t’shuva as inclusive of remembering tohor social interaction among and between bnai brit. T’shuva according to the Torah qualifies as a 2 edged sword.

    Tefilla requires the k’vanna of stopping and remembering middot, both tohor and tuma when standing before a Safer Torah. A person must either stand before a Safer Torah to swear a Torah oath (or blessing) [blessings exist in the category of: the offspring to oaths. The Talmud asks in the Gemaras of Baba Kama and Gemara of Shabbot: do the offspring (blessings) follow after their fathers (sworn oaths)? This question springs from the foundations of swearing Torah oaths, as the basis to da’aven blessings unto HaShem.

    Impossible to cut a Torah brit without swearing a Torah oath. Rabbi Yochanon in ברכות teaches that swearing a blessing (as opposed by saying Tehillem\Psalms) requires the Name and מלכות\kingship. Kingship, learns from the anointing of king David as Moshiach. A person prioritizes causing Torah and Talmudic defined tohor middot\social attributes/ to conquer powerful tuma emotions which otherwise – lacking this designated anointed Moshiach king – tend to dominate the rational mind – something like Big Brother tells little brother what to do in sibling relationships.

    Yaacov, the little brother, inherited the oath brit faith. The older first born brothers Esau\Ishmael/Cain, HaShem rejected their sacrificial dedications as part of the chosen brit Cohonim people, despite the fact that all three men existed as the first born sons of their respective fathers. Yaacov switched hands and placed his right hand upon the younger son Ephraim son of Yosef. By means of this blessing, Yaacov chose the seed of Yosef as his Cohen first born.

    The fundamental distinction which separates Yaacov from Yosef, his chosen first born son as opposed by Reuven his actual first born son – the first born son inherited the Cohen status until the Tribe of Levi replaced all the 1st born sons of Israel as the Levitical Cohonim. Yaacov at the end of his life blessed his children, whereas Yosef failed to bless his brothers before passing from this world. Moshe the prophet, like Yaacov, blessed the nation of Israel, blessed all the Tribes of Israel, before he passed from this world.

    The dedication of sacrifices to HaShem defines the “avodat HaShem” of the anointed Moshiach House of Aaron. The dedication of Torah and Talmudic defined tohor middot have replaced the dedication of sacrifices upon the altar of Jerusalem on Zion. Raising halachic ritual observances (by means of weaving Prophetic mussar, as the Aggadita within the Talmud teaches, into and together with halachic legalism) unto positive time oriented commandments defines all Talmudic learning and scholarship to this very moment in time.

    Talmud, which means: Learning, affixes Prophetic mussar commandments unto halachic ritual observances. The affixing of prophetic mussar, as expressed through Aggaditah, to rabbinic halachic mitzvot, defines the k’vanna of transforming positive and negative halachic mitzvot unto positive time oriented commandments from the Torah within all and every page of the Talmud. The study of this discipline transforms all rabbinic halachic mitvot unto Torah commandments. Torah commandments define ”’avodat HaShem”’ like and similar to the dedication of korbanot\sacrifices ”’avodat HaShem”’ for the House of Aaron – the anointed Moshiach by Moshe the Prophet.

    This avodat HaShem stands upon the foundation of the Oral Torah logic system format which Rabbi Akiva defined by way of Pardes\פרדס. The four major branches of Torah learning: P’shat (פ) Remiz (ר) D’rosh (ר) and Sod\(ס). The discipline of these 4 major braches of Talmudic scholarship, according to Rabbi Akiva, they define the Oral Torah logic format first revealed to Moshe the prophet 40 days after the sin of the golden calf on Yom Kippur.

    This revelation of Oral Torah came as a result of Israel lamenting before Aaron that Moshe had died on Mount Sinai. Who then would teach Israel the rest of the Torah revelation? Moshe came down and broke the 2 tablets which contained the 1st and 2nd Commandments of the Sinai revelation of HaShem unto Israel. Moshe reascended Sinai for another 40 days and nights and there after received the 2nd Torah revelation, the Oral Torah logic system by which Moshe derived 611 Torah commandments – and the Sages, students of Rabbi Akiva – employed his kabbala פרדס logic system, to derive tens of thousands of halachic mitzvot. The purpose of Talmudic scholarship to this day centers upon making an aliyeh to rabbinic mitzvot; raising halachic ritual observance to the level of positive time oriented commandments from the Torah.

  9. Thanks for the book.

    And….why do you not go talk to Christians about where theyre wrong?

    We don’t identify by religious labels here.
    We’re Bible believers and trust in the ONLY God of Israel and believe Yeshua/Jesus is his servant and Messiah, the sacrifice for sins.

    I’m an ethnic NOT religious Jew by birth, by my mother who is Sephardic… even tho my dad is also a Jew, (Levin)

    We’re not into the Jewish religion or the Christian religion. We don’t attend churches. Synagogues on occasion.

    That being said: Deuteronomy 28 makes it clear that to be blessed of the Lord, the nation of Israel must follow his dictates.

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