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We Count. We Just Weren’t Counted.

Susan Katz Miller is the author of The Interfaith Family Journal and Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith FamilyHer original surveys of multiple religious practitioners in US interfaith families are often cited in the academic literature. A former correspondent for Newsweek and New Scientist, she has spoken on interfaith families at The Parliament of the World’s Religions, the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, The Wild Goose Festival, and many other venues. Find her at susankatzmiller.com or on twitter @susankatzmiller.

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In Judaism and Jeshuaism there have always been two opposite views on interfaith relationships. All groups know having a partnership with someone of another religious system or with a non-religious person makes life more difficult.
Those who are not so against intermarriage and would allow such contacts with people of other religious groups, do believe it can enrich both partners and families.

The way people feel about Israel have so much to do with interfaith. Also groups that are keen to be not mixed can take an adverse opinion of Zionists. Look for example to some Haredim.

That the non-Orthodox Jewish world in America now have extended interfaith families, and that they are taking the demographic lead, does not mean that would be to according to the mitzvot. What the opinion might be we always should remember that it is the Elohim Who touches and knows the heart and Who shall be the most righteous Judge.

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Intermarriage and Protecting the state of the Jewish and/or Jeshuaist family

Welcoming Interfaith Families, Maintaining Tradition – Eqev 5781

Being Both

More on Pew’s Jewish Americans in 2020

For generations, interfaith families who felt excluded, misunderstood, or disrespected by Jewish clergy or institutions, have found other homes. Some gravitated to Unitarian-Universalism, which draws on many religions. Some added Buddhism, or Sufism, or Paganism, to their spiritual practice. And for more than a quarter of a century now, interfaith families have been building their own dual-practice communities in which to honor both Judaism and Christianity.

But very few of these people with complex religious practices (and I have studied hundreds of them) stopped practicing Judaism altogether, or stopped calling themselves Jews.

The irony is that Jews who did stop practicing Judaism altogether are considered Jewish in the new Pew study of Jewish Americans in 2020, as long as they don’t claim a second religion. But if you claim two religions, you forfeit your right to have Pew consider you part of the…

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Welcoming Interfaith Families, Maintaining Tradition – Eqev 5781

Throughout the ages, interfaith has always been a matter of discussion and for sure did not make matters of life easier.

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Preceding

Intermarriage and Protecting the state of the Jewish and/or Jeshuaist family

The Modern Rabbi

I recently completed my fourteenth year as a rabbi, since I was ordained at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary in New York in 2007. As many of you know, I have been affiliated with the Conservative movement for my entire life.

The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

But you may not know that in 1994, when I was finishing my Master’s degree in chemical engineering at Texas A&M University, I applied to the rabbinical school at the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College, at the urging of the Reform rabbi at the Texas A&M Hillel. When HUC rejected me, Rabbi Tarlow was incensed, and he called the chair of the admissions committee to find out why. He was told that the committee felt that I had difficulty seeing multiple sides to an issue.

Now, it may be that what they saw about me during the interview was engineering clarity: trying…

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A Letter to the Ekklesia

From the onset, there have been real followers of the Nazarene master teacher. Centuries past and many false teachings entered Christendom, but in Christianity, several people kept to the True Biblical Words and kept worshipping only the One true God. Also in the Jewish community, there were people who came to see that Jeshua was the way to God and that he was the promised Messiah.

Today it has even become more important that those Jews who follow Jeshua as their Messiah should unit and feel strengthened by their unity all over the world.

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To remember

  • A mass exodus from man-made religions happening over the last few years, specifically since the fulfillment of the Revelation 12 prophecy in 2017, but much more frequently over the last few months, even weeks.
  • once avid believers subsequently led astray by various new age deceptions or have abandoned their faith all together.
  • More and more things being taught at church started to contradict Scripture,
  • pastors & religions avoided answering any questions that challenged their doctrines
  • False teachings + inherited generations old lies became like flashing neon signs.
  • Works without faith = as dead as faith without works. (James 2:18)
  • constantly called Judaizers, heretics, false teachers, mocked, & persecuted for speaking of the joy  found in turning back to Torah,
  • early believers > followers of “The Way”, also known as the “Natsarim”. + called “Torah Observant Christians”, or Messianic Jews” = followers of Jesus existed in Acts before Westernization of the church largely made by the Emperor Constantine.

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Preceding

Certain Messianic groups betraying the Elohim

What’s a Hebrew?

Biblical Yeshua/ Jesus or Another European Greco- Roman Jesus ??

 

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Additional reading

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Related

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  2. Y’hudah (Jude)
  3. The Problem With Judaism: All The Good Jews Live In Israel
  4. Meet Me
  5. Legally Free Churches vs. 501(c)(3) Churches
  6. The Idolatry of America

Rose of Jericho Ministries

With love from your Torah Observant Brothers and Sisters

My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ,

A mass exodus from man-made religions has been happening over the last few years, specifically since the fulfillment of the Revelation 12 prophecy in 2017, but much more frequently over the last few months, even weeks. Unfortunately, many of these once avid believers were subsequently led astray by various new age deceptions or have abandoned their faith all together. However, an ever-growing number of us took a different route- we all have a very similar testimony, in fact. More and more things that we were being taught at church started to contradict Scripture, and our pastors and religions avoided answering any questions that challenged their doctrines like the plague. Everyone online started constantly bickering over different doctrines and clashing over theologies. We all claim to serve the same God and love Jesus, but that’s…

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What’s a Hebrew?

In the 19th and 20th century for several Jews it was to dangerous to speak Hebrew and between the 30ies and 40ies of the previous century, many Yews in Europe were brought up by non-Jewish people, hiding those kids from the Nazi’s. That made that several of those European Jews did not learn Hebrew, but luckily their foster parents respected their Jewishness and provide possibilities to hold their traditional feasts and prayermoments.
Whilst many do not speak Hebrew and or speak a little bit of Yiddish, we do find others who speak Hebrew but are not at all religious Jews. Therefore we should be very careful when we judge those Hebrew speaking non-religious Jews who live in Israel and do lots of things that are against the Torah and as such are an abomination in the eyes of the Elohim. Therefore saying “From our perspective, Hebrews are people who choose to leave the culture of idol worship in order to seek Truth. ” is giving a wrong idea about the present Hebrew speaking population, but also against the religious Jews who do not speak Hebrew, but have adopted the languages where their ancestors and they have been brought up in the previous years.

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To remember

  • Abram’s genealogy goes back to a man named Eber, a great-grandson of Noah.
  • The designation of “Hebrew” refers to the fact that Abram descended from Eber and that he came from the “other side” (ever) of the Euphrates River.
  • term Hebrew = of “crossing over” = exemplified through Abram’s life’s journey <= no longer wanted to follow ways of idol-worshipping culture => crossed over to seek YAH with all his might.
  • modern-day connotation of a Hebrew > Hebrews =?= Jewish.

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Preceding

Certain Messianic groups betraying the Elohim

Who is a Jew?

Moshe’s Corner

Abram was born in the city of Ur in early Babylon, His father sold idols. We find that Abram’s genealogy goes back to a man named Eber, a great-grandson of Noah. The designation of “Hebrew” refers to the fact that Abram descended from Eber and that he came from the “other side” (ever) of the Euphrates River.

The term Hebrew takes on a meaning of “crossing over” which is exemplified through Abram’s life’s journey. He was a man who no longer wanted to follow the ways of an idol-worshipping culture. Instead, he was a person who crossed over to seek YAH with all his might. Read Genesis 14:3

The modern-day connotation of a Hebrew is that Hebrews are Jewish. But as can be found in Scripture, Abram is not so restricted. Instead, Abram becomes Abraham a father of many nations and believers in a Living Elohiym.

From our perspective, Hebrews…

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Een partijdige God – over Kaïn en Abel

Kaïn mocht dan wel bescherming van God krijgen, maar na die vreselijke daad horen wij hoe in het vervolg erger mag opgetreden worden tegen hen die iets verkeerds gedaan hebben. Vandaag lijkt die bloedwraak waar er dan sprake van is in de later hoofdstukken voor ons onbegrijpelijk.

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Om in acht te nemen:

Kaïn wil dat geloof religie is en blijft: dat religie de bestaande opvattingen bevestigt. Maar Gods visie maakt ons verantwoordelijk voor de kwetsbare. Dat wil Kaïn niet. Zijn positie mag niet bevraagd worden. Zijn zonde is niet dat hij in een goede positie is en leiderschap toont, maar dat hij niet ten dienste van de kwetsbare wil leven.

Alexander Veerman

‘Elk mens telt’ – dat was het thema van de diaconale zondag in de gereformeerde kerk Sliedrecht (PKN). Het is een mooie gedachte, dat elke mens zou tellen. De werkelijkheid laat echter een ander beeld zien. Vraag maar eens aan een uitgeprocedeerde asielzoeker of elk mens telt. Of aan de vluchtelingen die vast zitten in Moria of in andere kampen langs de grenzen van Europa. Vraag het maar aan mensen die klem zitten in situaties van onrecht, of aan wie gebukt gaat onder schulden.

Wie macht heeft, populair is of geld heeft – die bepaalt. Het recht van de sterkste en daar zullen we het mee moeten doen. Toch? En daarmee zitten we midden in het verhaal van Kaïn en Abel. Dit Bijbelverhaal gaat over jou en mij. Een paar punten die in mijn beleving in het oog springen:

Het leven gaat door

Het eerste is dat het leven doorgaat…

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Genesis 2:5-9 Theological terraforming and the Genesis worldview.

Our understanding of Scriptures is received by our different characters with different views and necessarily conveyed in human words and imagery.

Out of nothing, using nothing, from nothing, simply by God’s Word speaking ‘Into Being’ everything came into being.
Theology should simply be understood to be the ‘study of the Theos,’ The God Who gives a theological illumination in chapter 1 of Genesis.
Even when we do not know how God made everything, it is not as such something to know, but something we have to accept and believe.

In the end, people shall come to understand that “Its all up to God. God’s will be done.” People also shall come to see that everything is connected and that by following God’s advice, given in the many assembled books, man shall be able to make the best of his life, capable for the challenges of our lives in corporately challenging times and circumstances.

Rev Stephen Thompson preachingUnderneath you may find Stephen Thompson’s interpretation of Genesis 2. He looks at it and at Tate Modern and the Clore Gallery and the multitudes of sketches and watercolours by the English Romantic landscape painter Joseph Mallord William Turner, known in his time as William Turner, who created expressive colourisations, imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings.

For him we are invited in this Genesis 2:5-9 passage into a personal viewing of God’s creative studios at the start of time as we might think of it, now having the curtains and canvas being pulled back and we get to see something of what is going on, behind the dashboard as it were.

He looks at the introduction of the El or the Mighty – high-ranking god, YHWH or Jehovah and compaes Him with the heathen’s el (or god).

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To remember:

  • we can only know the One who was called ‘El’ by men if the real God chooses to reveal their Reality. And so YHWH does!
  • God = explicit first cause
  • ground described metaphorically = having a face which God has tended with gentle moisture >God takes dust of the ground + forms an animate being with a face that is really sensitive + responsive +> first conception: ‘God formed… God breathed… > the man became
  • scope for an ongoing relationship with God as equals in nature in some vital respects.
  • God = only One capable of making a universe or matter with capacity to form life
  • God’s world = placed under our authority + control > our delicate stewardship, which must consider whether this plant is to be made a crop or a weed, and whether this bush will live here or there or not at all.
  • God’s creation = designed to point to a quality of life which reaches beyond our physical existence for a few short decades, + a quality of wisdom which is grounded in simple knowledge but then goes beyond what we might find out for ourselves.

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On the 17th of January 2021 the article we reblogged was not anymore to be connected. Well are the following articles there to be read where he a.o. mentions that God is a hard worker and that it is how the universe got to be here.

God is an abundantly creative worker: that’s how the world with all its variety (including you and me) came to be here.

For him, it is also clear that Jehovah God doesn’t want us to ‘’die’’, but remarks:

That, of course, is what did happen when the first people trespassed across this known boundary. They sinned to their own eternal harm. We break God’s commandments and find that we ourselves are broken on them. If we break them, it is even more the case that they break us.

It is also by the bond of people:

The marriage of one man to one woman is God’s invention, and like the rest of His creation it is ‘good’. Also, like the rest of the created order, it has been affected by the fall. Sin spoils marriages and ultimately blasts people apart. But if we will keep looking to the One who gave us the gift of marriage, and if we trust in His resources, we can nevertheless know a wonderful harmony and intimacy.

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Preceding

Bereshith 1-2 The Creation of the World – The Seven Days

Bereshith 2 Man and Woman placed in a Royal Garden

Starting from a point in time when two elements existed

Account of origin of man, sin and death

Possible problems with two Accounts of the beginning of human race

The figure of Adam

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Find also to read

  1. Stories of the beginnings, and one Main book composed of four major sections
  2. Blackness, nothingness, something, void
  3. “Before” and “after” the Big Bang
  4. A Book to trust #4 Cause of Being and Truth
  5. Nothingness
  6. Accommodation of the Void
  7. Something from nothing
  8. 3rd question: Does there exist a Divine Creator
  9. Why think there’s a God? (1): Something from Nothing
  10. About the Cosmological argument for proving that there is a Creative Deity
  11. Consciously or unconsciously forming a world-view and choosing to believe or not to believe in God
  12. When no man can say with absolute certainty that God does or does not exist
  13. The very very beginning 1 Creating Gods – Nothing, none, something or more present
  14. The very very beginning 2 The Word and words
  15. From waste and void coming into being by God’s Word
  16. From nothingness, except an eternal Being, the Ruach brought into being
  17. Different principle about the origin and beginning of everything
  18. From nothingness and choices being made
  19. From nothingness to a growing group of followers of Jeshua 4 Trusting the Right One
  20. Scattered, broken, thwarted reflection of God
  21. Different principle about the origin and beginning of everything
  22. Science, belief, denial and visibility 2

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Related articles

  1. In The Beginning. 2021
  2. Nothing
  3. What is Nothing?
  4. There is No Such Thing as NothingNothingness
  5. The Profundity of Emptiness
  6. The Simplicity of Nothingness
  7. The illusion of our own power
  8. Creation or Evolution
  9. Creation, Part 1: What is a doctrine of creation?
  10. God as Creator
  11. Genesis 1 – In the Beginning
  12. Genesis 1-2: A Harmonised and Historical Reading – Peter Heavyside
  13. Beckett: Poetry – No. 2138, Genesis: Creation & The Fall
  14. the bible’s big story
  15. God Speaks! How to (imperfectly) hear the indirect/subtle voice of God – Part II
  16. Evening Sentences

common or garden theologian

Artist Illustration of Dragon entering the Martian atmosphere before landing (2015). Original from Official SpaceX photos. Millions of years ago Mars had a magnetic field and an atmosphere, but both are long since gone, so it is not presently inhabitable.

Genesis 2:5-9 (ESV) When nobush of the field[a]was yet in the land[b]and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for theLordGod had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no manto work the ground,6and a mist[c]was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground—7then theLordGod formed the man ofdust from the ground andbreathed into hisnostrils the breath of life, andthe man became a living creature.8And theLordGod planted agarden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom…

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Greeting 2021

Perhaps we still have to wait until mid-2021 before we can come to normal living again, but at least we can see already a tiny light at the end of the tunnel.

To all a better and newer year full of hope.

May we be blessed to use 2021 for further refection and repair – repairing a world that has been torn by a pandemic and our own wastefulness.

SRQ Jew

It is perhaps fitting that the Jewish community will finish its annual reading of the book of Genesis just as the secular year is ending. Or maybe not; Genesis ends with the deaths of both Jacob and Joseph, on a sorrowful note that portends hundreds of years of slavery.

This year we need something more upbeat, something stirring and hopeful as we exit a year that took the planet by surprise, a year that shattered our expectations of the 21st century and a year whose very name stands for clear vision.

And yet 2020 was a year marked by murkiness and uncertainty. It felt as if we were moving in a fog. We couldn’t see the end, and didn’t know how to fight an invisible enemy that might or might not kill us. At first we were told that we didn’t need masks. Then we were told that masks…

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3 Signs of Being a Glory Addict – Struggle of struggles

3 Signs of Being a Glory Addict Paul Tripp It really is the struggle of struggles. It’s what we were made for, it’s what we crave, and it’s what we manage to mess up in some way almost every day. What’s the struggle? The struggle for glory. I’ve said many times that I believe the most… Lees verder 3 Signs of Being a Glory Addict – Struggle of struggles

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Considerations from Creation

When God spoke to Job, He gave him some considerations from creation that everyone should ponder about

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Terug naar Genesis

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Buideldieren1

In de traditionele theologie worden de eerste elf hoofdstukken onderverdeeld in vier verhalen:
– Het verhaal van de schepping
– Het verhaal van de broedermoord
– Het verhaal van de zondvloed
– Het verhaal van de spraakverwarring

Verder kunnen deze verhalen twee aan twee bekeken worden… De verhalen over schepping en de zondvloed staan dan bekend als de breuk met God, de verhalen van de broedermoord en de spraakverwarring zijn dan de breuk van mensen onderling.

Het zijn leerverhalen die absoluut niet letterlijk moeten worden gelezen. Zo lijkt in het Hebreeuws het eerste hoofdstuk van genesis duidelijk een gedicht met heel veel taalspel en parallellisme, een belangrijk kenmerk van joodse poëzie. Dat is bijna niet te ontkennen als je dit eerste hoofdstuk in het Hebreeuws leest. Ook het idee dat met jom (het woord dat meestal vertaald wordt met dag) eerder een langere periode zou bedoeld worden, lijkt…

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To come close to God we have to want to “see” Him

The whole Parsha of Shemot brings us the clear answer to Pharaoh's scoffing "Who is HaShem!" of Parshat Shemot! The Divine Author caps off Parshat Shemot with a promise that now we will see what HE will do to Pharaoh & how Pharaoh will bow before our G-d, sending out Israel strongly from Egypt!

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the first Night of Hanukkah

" We celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, fry the latkes, light the candles toast “L’Chaim!” I dance to “Ocho Kandelikas.” * My husband and I watch the candles burn. We talk of this and that– old memories and to-do lists, the little things that make up a life, the everyday ordinary and the magical… Lees verder the first Night of Hanukkah

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In Every Generation: The Return of Anti-Semitism – Pesah Day 1, 5779

These days of the Passover festival are ideal to show to the world how we all together should go for a peaceful world where everybody, whatever their faith can live together and are prepared to reach out a helping hand when needed.

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To remember

burning of Notre Dame de Paris =  fitting metaphor for current moment, when religious engagement is on the decline in the West, + order of the Old World continues to slip away.

living in a time in which many Jewish people feel kinship with Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, + Buddhist neighbors > our partners in faith

Religious differences historically yielded enmity + outright hatred between people of different faiths

blood libel accusations > Jews in medieval Europe falsely accused of killing Christian children to use their blood for making matzah, often emerged around this time of year.

open the door “for Elijah” during seder = attempt to show non-Jewish neighbors > are not doing anything nefarious.

open door = metaphor for seeking opportunities to collaborate with our neighbors for the common good.

meeting in New York convened by the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, at the office of the American Jewish Committee in New York to share information about anti-Semitism

special guest, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, diplomat from the Maldives, United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion > last big project documenting human rights abuses in Iran + preparing report on worldwide anti-Semitism to be delivered to the United Nations General Assembly next fall.

Mark Potok, formerly of the Southern Poverty Law Center and a well-known authority on hate groups,

Ira Forman, Oren Segal, Mark Molinari, Steven Bayme, Brian Levin, Jeff Finkelstein+ Seth Adelson seated around the table.

U.S.A.

  • has seen annual increases in hate crimes vastly over-represented
  • Hate crimes against Jews are vastly over-represented; 13% of all hate crimes = anti-Semitic.
  • White supremacists focus fighting the “white genocide,” “engineered by Jews” + the web to foment horrible ideas about Jews.
  • Anti-Semitism = evident on the left and the right of political spectrum

The Modern Rabbi

It was indeed tragic to watch Notre Dame de Paris on fire last week, to ache for the loss of a building so deeply connected to the history of Paris and Europe, to lament the destruction of antiquities and works of art. But the burning of Notre Dame is, I am sorry to report, a fitting metaphor for our current moment, when religious engagement is on the decline in the West, and the order of the Old World continues to slip away.

Gargoyles of Notre Dame

It is notable to me that we are living in a time in which many Jewish people feel kinship with our Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and Buddhist neighbors, our partners in faith; consider the interfaith cooperation that has happened here in Pittsburgh in the wake of the 18th of Heshvan (the Hebrew date of Oct. 27th, 2018) – the local Muslim community fundraising…

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Jews have the Ultimate Support System

Bnei Yisroel as Am kadosh shall always be the most favoured or set-apart people of God, no matter that the Elohim provided now a means of others also to have their relationship with Him restored, by the ransom offering of the mashiach.

14-22 Nisan gives us time to read about how the HaShem took care of His People and provided also a solution for the goyim. All should come to recognise the Bore as their Father of fathers and God above all gods, making them pure and clean to come close to Him as His children.

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To remember

how Ethan Katz looks on tefillah

  • With so many different mitzvos for us to be cognizant of + so many aveiros available for us to do = impossible to actively keep all of Hashem’s mitzvos without stumbling a few times
  • view aveiros as “stumbling” > instead believing that we’ve “fallen.”
  • we say same two words during Shemoneh Esrei > someich noflim => someich, “He supports,” noflim, “those who are (currently) falling.”
  • Satisfied, I continued my davening keeping this new way of thinking in mind.
  • a machlokes in the gemara in Kiddushin 36a on the pshat of the beginning of the pasuk in Devarim (14:1) “Banim atem l’Hashem Elokeichem,” (you are sons to Hashem, your God).
  • no matter what, bein kach ubein kach, we are always Hashem’s children!

Yirmiyahu (4:22)= “foolish sons.”

Devarim (32:20) “faithless sons.”

Yeshayahu (1:4)  “the seed of evildoers, destructive sons.”

Hoshea (2:1), pasuk > “instead of being told (by Hashem) “you are not My nation,” Hashem will call them b’nei Kel-Chai (sons of Living-God).”

  • gemara explains: granted when Jews are foolish = despite all shortcomings > still sons > not faithless > even when there is no faithfullness => faithless Jews = still called sons
  • pasuk > banim mashchisim = destructive sons

in our spiritual lives, in our lives striving to keep Hashem’s Torah + mitzvos, THERE IS NO BOTTOM.

Hashem never lets us hit the bottom because we are His children eternally

=> forever child of Hakadosh Boruch Hu.

Hashem brought geulah to the Jews in Mitzrayim because a parent is always there for his children

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Preceding

Troubles testing your faith and giving you patience and good prospects

A night different from all other nights and days to remember

The offspring from a tortured generation finding the Word of God again

Ambassadors showing hope and a world of peace

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Additional reading

  1. A Tool to shed light over the qualities in our life 2 Jews for a Messiah
  2. A Tool to shed light over the qualities in our life 3 Menorah and 7 basic emotions
  3. No insurmountable obstacles to come to know God
  4. A God between many gods
  5. Necessary to be known all over the earth
  6. God as Father
  7. Out of the seed of Eve
  8. The Love of God
  9. Back from gone #2 Aim of godly people
  10. Back from gone #3 Giving worries to God and believing in His promises
  11. Patriarch Abraham, Muslims, Christians and the son of God
  12. Moshe Rabbenu and Torat Moshe
  13. Memorizing wonderfully 7 Exodus
  14. Last Events of Old Testament – Right of Wrong?
  15. Seeing or not seeing and willingness to find God
  16. People Seeking for God 5 Bread of life
  17. Religions and Mainliners
  18. Added commentary to the posting A Progressive Call to Arms
  19. Silencing Women – Of God or Men ?
  20. Reactions against those of the other sex
  21. Christians remaining hidden not sharing the gospel
  22. 100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 56
  23. The Immeasurable Grace bestowed on humanity
  24. Born of the Father
  25. Behold, My mother and My brothers!
  26. Jesus, A way given to find the right way to God
  27. Marriage of Jesus 10 Old and New Covenant
  28. Are Christians prepared to Rejoice in the Lord
  29. Avoiding friction and distraction in the body of Christ
  30. One Mind, One Accord
  31. Fellowship over meals
  32. Nazarene Commentary Matthew 4:1-4 A Wilderness Temptation
  33. Matthew 13:36-43 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Zizania in the Field Explained
  34. Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26
  35. We Are The Children Of God
  36. The God of hope filling us with all joy and peace
  37. The Rise of Anti-Seminism

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Further reading

  1. We are Daughters and Sons of God
  2. Adopted by God
  3. Children In His Arms
  4. The Children of God vs. The Children of the Devil: 1st John 3:10
  5. #WeAre
  6. “In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself”
  7. “Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” — Galatians 3:26
  8. A Story of Adoption
  9. Why did Jesus say to share the gospel with all creation?
  10. Groanings, Pt 2 – Waiting for Our Adoption – Romans 8:23-25
  11. Phone Calls to a Father
  12. Day 10: He Ate with Publicans and Sinners
  13. You dont have to try to be children of God [1064]
  14. You dont have to try to be children of God [1064a]
  15. We are NOT sinners! Stop saying that.

Tefillah Melodies

Before I start discussing my thoughts on tefillah, I want to quickly say that although I hope to consistently post, since these ideas are actual thoughts I have when davening that help me with my kavannah and not me being mamshich through tefillah as a limud, I will be posting ideas at random, with no real seder. Having said that, I hope one day I can really go through the siddur and learn it like a mentsch. Now on to my first official post.

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”

This quote, taken from a Life Alert commercial, reflects how many Jews, including myself at times, constantly feel. With so many different mitzvos for us to be cognizant of and so many aveiros available for us to do, it is impossible to actively keep all of Hashem’s mitzvos without stumbling a few times. The problem many of us face…

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