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January 29, 2009, 9:45 am
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The well of Delight and Hiddeness
January 29, 2009, 9:43 am
Filed under: aficoman, delight, Hiddeness, why "bad things" happen

Bo Bs”d

In the very beginning of out parsha Hashem (God) informs Moses to go into pharoe and Hashem than tells Moses that he will harden his heart to his requests. This happens time and time again. One can only ask what is going on ? What is the use of even going in to Pharoe and asking to “let the people go”, if there is not even a chance of Pharoe conceding to his request. Moses went to Pharoe time and time again asking to “let the people go” only each time to face failure. The Aor ha Chyim says Moses must have despaired. From here we can obviously learn a number of lessons. Take to heart that like Moses, even when we go on a mission to accomplish something that is in accordance with the will of Hashem. We may find that it may come only after great difficulty.We must serve Hashem with joy even if the difficulties we face create situations that could lead to despair. We must serve hashem with joy and not despair. We can see from the occurrences in our parsha that the difficulties we face are also part of Hashem’s plan. We can grow from such things that “appear” as problems, by drawing joy from Hashem’s wellsprings. Thus negating the despair, as we know that this too is Hashem’s will. Through this one learns to illuminate the darkest hour, and how to reach deep into the well of Hashem’s delight. When one faces “low tides”, hard times one realizes Hashem is blessing through withholding his blessing. By this we grow and our soul reaches to its source in the delight of Hashem in its root and source. When we need to reach far above to see the light.

It says “and the people took the dough before it was leavened, the kneading troughs bound in there clothes on their shoulders. And the children of Isreal did according to the word of moses and asked the Egyptians for Jewels, silver, gold and raiment. And Hashem gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Sight referring to Chuchmah (Creative Divine inspiration). As when we make Hashem’s will our own. Then being joined with it, so to the will of Hashem all around us becomes fulfilled in Chuchmah from which the world is created continually which is fulfilled according to our needs.

From this we see when we take our dough, representing out physical concerns and give them less priority then our spiritual concerns when they come into conflict. Hashem blesses us in the Physical in more ways than we can imagine. As Yisrael walked out of Egypt in possession of all its physical wealth.

The dough which was to become matza they put in their garments, on their shoulders. Just as we are instructed by the sages to put the Afficomen (last matzah of pessach seder) on our shoulders and then hide it. The eating of the afficomen is called in the seder tzphon (hiddeness). Thus we see when we take our physical concerns as said before and put them aside, as the afficomen is put aside till later in the seder. Then after we are satiated we eat the afficomen which is called in the seder tzphon (hiddeness) then we shall inherit the tzphon (hiddeness) of Hashem as described in the song of songs “The cleft of the rock, in the secret of the stairs” reaching to the heights of Godly vision yielding the most profound delight. Thus will be fulfilled again as said in our parsha “And it came to pass on that very day it came to pass, that all the hosts of Yhv”h went out from the land of Egypt. It is a night of watchfulness to Yhv”h for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is a night of watching kept to Yhv”h by all the people of Israel throughout their generations.” Thus we will see as our sages say the redemption from the final exile will be like that from Egypt. And may we see the face of our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days.



January 28, 2009, 10:20 am
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What is Torah ?
January 28, 2009, 10:12 am
Filed under: Gematria, spiritual proof

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January 28, 2009, 9:44 am
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A Little Jewish History-What are they doing to this People ?
January 28, 2009, 9:34 am
Filed under: exile, Jewish History


109 Locations whence Jews have been Expelled since AD 250

YEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PLACE

250 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Carthage

415 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Alexandria

554 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Diocese of Clement (France)

561 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Diocese of Uzzes (France)

612 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Visigoth Spain

642 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Visigoth Empi

855 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Ital

876 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Sens

1012 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Mainz

1182 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – France

1182 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Germany

1276 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Upper Bavaria

1290 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – England

1306 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – France

1322 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – France (again)

1348 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Switzerland

1349 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Hielbronn (Germany)

1349 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Saxony

1349 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Hungary

1360 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Hungary

1370 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Belgium

1380 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Slovakia

1388 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Strasbourg

1394 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Germany

1394 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – France

1420 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Lyons

1421 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Austria

1424 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Fribourg

1424 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Zurich

1424 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Cologne

1432 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Savo

1438 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Mainz

1439 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Augsburg

1442 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Netherlands

1444 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Netherlands

1446 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Bavaria

1453 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – France

1453 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Breslau

1454 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Wurzburg

1462 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Mainz

1483 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Mainz

1484 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Warsaw

1485 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Vincenza (Italy)

1492 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Spain

1492 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Italy

1495 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Lithuania

1496 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Naples

1496 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Portugal

1498 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Nurember

1498 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Navarre

1510 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Brandenberg

1510 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Prussia

1514 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Strasbourg

1515 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Geno

1519 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Regensburg

1533 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Naples

1541 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Naples

1542 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Prague & Bohemia

1550 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Genoa

1551 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Bavaria

1555 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Pesaro

1557 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Prague

1559 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Austria

1561 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Prague

1567 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Wurzburg

1569 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Papal States

1571 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Brandenburg

1582 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Netherlands

1582 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Hungary

1593 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Brandenburg, Austria

1597 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Cremona, Pavia & Lodi

1614 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Frankfort

1615 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Worms

1619 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Kiev

1648 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Ukraine

1648 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Poland

1649 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Hamburg

1654 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Little Russia (Beylorus)

1656 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Lithuania

1669 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Oran (North Africa)

1669 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Vienna

1670 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Vienna

1712 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Sandomir

1727 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Russia

1738 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Wurtemburg

1740 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Little Russia (Beyloru

1744 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Prague, Bohemia

1744 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Slovakia

1744 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Livonia

1745 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Moravia

1753 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Kovad (Lithuania)

1761 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Bordeaux

1772 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Deported to the Pale of Settlement (Poland/Russia)

1775 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Warsaw

1789 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Alsace

1804 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Villages in Russia

1808 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Villages & Countrysides (Russia)

1815 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Lubeck & Bremen

1815 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Franconia, Swabia & Bavaria

1820 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Bremen

1843 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Russian Border Austria & Prussia

1862 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Areas in the U.S. under General Grant’s Jurisdiction[1]

1866 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Galatz, Romania

1880s – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Russia

1891 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Moscow

1919 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Bavaria (foreign born Jews)

1938-45 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Nazi Controlled Areas

1948 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Arab Countries

Reference sources for the above. [link to www.sunray22b.net]

[1] On December 17, 1862, General Ulysses Grant wrote to the Assistant Adjutant General of the US Army:

“I have long since believed that in spite of all the vigilance that can be infused into post commanders, the specie regulations of the Treasury Department have been violated, and that mostly by the Jews and other unprincipled traders. So well satisfied have I been of this that I instructed the commanding officer at Columbus to refuse all permits to Jews to come South, and I have frequently had them expelled from the department. But they come in with their carpet-sacks in spite of all that can be done to prevent it. The Jews seem to be a privileged class that can travel anywhere. They will land at any woodyard on the river and make their way through the country. If not permitted to buy cotton themselves, they will act as agents for someone else, who will be at a military post with a Treasury permit to receive cotton and pay for it in Treasury notes which the Jew will buy at an agreed rate, paying gold.”

Also, on December 17, 1862, General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders No. 11. This order banished all Jews from Tennessee’s western military.

General Orders No. 11 declared: “1. The Jews, as a class, violating every regulation of trade established by the Treasury Department, are hereby expelled from the Department.

“2. Within 24 hours from the receipt of this order by Post Commanders, they will see that all of this class of people are furnished with passes required to leave, and anyone returning after such notification, will be arrested and held in confinement until an opportunity occurs of sending them out as prisoners, unless furnished with permits from these headquarters.

“3. No permits will be given these people to visit headquarters for the purpose of making personal application for trade permits.

“By order of Major Gen. Grant.

“Jno. A. Rawlings,
Assistant Adjutant General”

[link to www.biblebelievers.org.au]



January 27, 2009, 3:42 pm
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Concerning Christianity
January 27, 2009, 3:37 pm
Filed under: Christianity, Mitzvot

This is part of a letter concerning Christianity and Judaism

The God hears every ones heart and their prayers, but there are different paths.

It is good you wrote “by that logic, j. c. is irrelevant,” since it provides the opportunity to explain: That the way through death is eternal is evidence that the particular is who he seems to have said he was, the “son of God”–whatever this means. It is also relevant since this same salvation is visible to many through the gospel or the story of his life, death and resurrection.

What I mean by “irrelevant” is that its just not needed. As you have seen so far in the Bible in its description of the messianic revelation, he plays no part. The story is about the nation of Isreal, then the nations of the world. Not jc the nations and no Isreal or the replaced Isreal. It can’t fit the text in a “straight” way. Also the direct way is best right to Yhv”h. . If j. c is not what some say he was then its all definitely “irrelevant”, but God still sees. He knows all. If its possible to connect directly to God would it not be better ? Joshua said :

“But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the Torah, which Moses the servant of Yhv”h charged you, to love Yhv”h Elohech”a, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave to him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.” , now this I call good advise you do whats written here and all certianly will be well.

I have heard it explained that Christians believe that man and the world are so evil that they believe that by their actions it is impossible to transform the world or ourselves. Because of “original sin”. Thus they make the commandments of God in the bible “irrelevant” by thinking humans can not possibly change their evil nature or that of the world. Thus god had to send his son to die for the worlds sins as atonement.

To start with the man they call J.c – Yoshua could not possibly have believed that the commandments of God in the bible “irrelevant” thinking humans can not possibly change their evil nature or that of the world. He did the commandments of God. Its not a Torah thought that that the world is beyond hope. This foundation is against every thing the Torah teaches and against human logic. There is no doubt we can help individuals with acts of kindness and we can fight to uphold justice and righteousness in the world. Where did they ever get this idea the world God created is hopeless ? No Jewish sage ever believed anything like that.

Then what a “strange thing” they next substititute J.c for the Torah itself. Their major preoccupation with Torah involves imaginining find so illusion to Jc in it.., and it seems faith in J.c replaces good deeds for the closeness to god for salvation. It does seem to direct its followers against doing evil, but does not chase after the commandments of the Torah which are good, but abandoned them. None of this is Torah. Where it came from I’m not sure.

Torah has a altogether different position. Even if sin is a part of life, it does not dominate our outlook. The Torah teaches not sin, but a person is in control of his life. We learn from the Torah that the primary problem that we have to deal with in our life is not that of “evil”, but that of being neutral. The Torah’s solution to this problem are the (commandments) “mitzvoth”, which literally means attachment. By the commandments God has given us the ability to make the neutral Holy. To us it is the worst heresy to deny man and the world hope of a future. Surrendering belief in man’s potential goodness leads only to despair, helplessness and hopelessness. The premise of Christianity that man is essentially depraved and sinful. Needing to be saved is as far as you can get from Torah though. The Torah tells us man was created in God’s image, it is possible to bring forth the Divine from within you, and the Divine in other men. There is always the opportunity to do a “Mitzvah” (Biblical commandment).



January 26, 2009, 9:11 am
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Is this the beginning of a big problem for American Jews ?
January 26, 2009, 9:07 am
Filed under: Jews in America

You know it’s amazing how the word out now is that with Obama as president racism in America is over… well guess what!! Anti-semitism is not over!! We see it on a day to day basis and we see it especially in the American Justice system. To allow bail for murderers and others who commit violent crimes is just stunning. And then Sholom, who may have commited a crime , but not a violent crime and what happens? No bail! Wow.. and what happened to INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY??!!

In a legal argument called “astounding and very troublesome,” a federal prosecutor has argued that Israel’s Law of Return makes American Jews a flight risk and therefore ineligible for bail.

American Jews, beware. If you run afoul of the Justice Department, your chances for bail are slim to none. That’s the new legal concept created by the office of U.S. Attorney Matt Dummermuth in northern Iowa. The policy singles out Jews as a special category to be denied bail due to Israel’s “Law of Return.”

The Israeli law provides citizenship to any Jew immigrating to the country. It’s much like the asylum clause in U.S. immigration law, designed to offer refuge to Jews fleeing oppressive regimes. It’s never been used to give haven to American criminals. The United States and Israel have an active extradition treaty. Routinely, accused criminals are sent from one country to another.

We have yet to see whether this policy of singling out Jews will apply only in this part of Iowa or whether it will spread across the country. Dummermuth constructed this legal theory to prevent bail for Sholom Rubashkin, who is accused of nonviolent crimes related to the meat plant in Postville. The U.S. Attorney argued in front of Federal Magistrate Jon Stuart Scoles that the Law of Return could provide a safe haven to Rubashkin.

French can run to France, Mexicans to Mexico. If you have a Russian heritage, there is little fear that you would be barred from returning to your ancestral homeland. Yet Jews in the eyes of the U.S. Attorney are a special category under the law when it comes to bail, posing a flight risk and meriting treatment different from all other citizens of the United States.

It wasn’t so long ago that the American legal system singled out Japanese Americans for special treatment under the law, when those American citizens were imprisoned during World War II based on their heritage. That episode is considered one the blackest moments of American jurisprudence.

The issues between the U.S. Attorney and Shalom Rubashkin have been brewing for a long time. If he wanted to run, he would have done it already. This is his second arrest and indictment. He already was wearing an ankle bracelet from the first arrest. Dummermuth knew where Rubashkin was and could have allowed him to surrender, as is common in such cases. Instead, Dummermuth chose shock and awe, rolling into Postville on Friday, ensuring Rubashkin would be held over the weekend and on the Jewish Sabbath.

The people of Postville know Rubashkin well. It’s clear to us he has no intention of evading prosecution. He wants his day in court so he can defend his reputation. He feels maligned, singled out for prosecution. What other case of illegal workers has prompted such aggressive prosecution?

That’s why more than 30 of us, including me, pledged our homes as bail. We’re willing to put our families’ security on the line for him.

Rubashkin and his wife surrendered their passports to the court some time ago. Still, the U.S. Attorney claims that Rubashkin is a flight risk. His evidence: He found a bag in Rubashkin’s bedroom with his kids’ passports and some cash. The Rubashkins have an autistic child who opens drawers and closets indiscriminately. They placed these documents in a secure place, away from his reach. Does Dummermuth think that Rubashkin could have traveled to Israel, which has the tightest airline security in the world, on the passport of a 10-year-old?

The fear of fleeing to Israel is a theory that’s not based on any legal precedent or evidence from the investigation. As a kid, I studied the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It promised equal protection under the law. How can we be sure of this in America today, and particularly in Iowa?

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090115/OPINION01/901150339/1001/NEWS