Shalom Children of G-d!
Welcome back to Marie Speaks G-d’s Grace Bible Study.
This lesson we continue in second sermon of Moses’, of Blessed memory, speech to the Nation of Israel, before His death and the Nation of Israel, carrying on into the Promise Land. This lesson we will review a new portion of Deuteronomy Portion of the Bible Study.
In this Bible Study we will be going over: Devarim (Deuteronomy) chapter 21: 10- 23
The next Portion of the Bible Study will be: Torah Reading will be:
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I entitled this Bible Study…
Devarim chapter 21: verses 10 thru 23
I’m glad you asked!
First things first…….Below are previous Bible Studies that we have conducted and reviewed here on this Bible Study. Not all the videos had BLOG’s, but the sources and resources are reviewed during the video lessons. we will go over a brief…lol (sure brief) review during the upload of the Bible Study, but for those who would like to research more… I have provided a search of some authentically Jewish, resources for others to possibly enjoy.
I do want to state and ask, a couple things for the record before we dive into the Bible Study.
I ask that we let down, take off, and put away many of the teachings from those who have not lived a “Jewish life”, learned from a Jewish source (religious or cultural), and has not actually studied in depth with or from Jewish scholars.
Sadly, those who have not had the privilege, honor, or first hand experience in growing up in an actual Jewish home with Religious or cultural Jewish, back ground and values and homeland…. can and have taught various anti-Semitic teaching to masses. Those individuals or establishments, or even so called “Religious” “leaders”; have taught negative and derogatory general fallacies and evils and hate for (in my opinion ) corrupt reason, about the Jewish people, faith, and or culture.
My specified object or goal is to assist in the correction of those hateful and generally applied racist hateful and disgusting inhuman false teachings.
To teach, “preach”, or guide, or instruct, or to live stream, or post or any other form of sharing racist generalities better known as general fallacies…… about a human or a people group, is completely and utterly against G-d!
I Pray, after this lesson… we not only correct our own possible short comes in this area, but don’t allow others to, or support, or co-sign; those who do engage, or express, or share; hate filled teaching about any people group.
So let’s go over some definitions:
What does it mean to be anti-Semitic?
What is a general fallacy?
In short, there is no such thing as……. all.
All people even the same culture, religious group, or even house hold…. do not think act, live, react, love, hate, dislike, or even share the same breath rhythm.
So too lump a group of people together whether positive or negative…is a general fallacy and therefore, false and completely impossible.
Classes that we have conducted here regarding Marriage in the Torah or Tanakh:
For an authentic Jewish sources on Jewish Marriage Laws and Customs…. Please visit links below:
Let’s continue on..
What to expect this Bible Study.
We have not fully returned to a full schedule, but I would like to ease into Season 6…..therefore we will be calling this part of the Season 5.5… hahahahahaha!
It will not be a full schedule, but at least we have the warm up, because summer isn’t hot enough… right?!?!
But, once we get rockin and rollin……
We will continue to increase in our intro Hebrew vocabulary, intro Hebrew terminology, Tanakh (the actual …. Jewish Bible.. that means no “new testament”) introduction, and Torah Spiritual Teaching.
(Moving on to the Bible Study section)
Blessings of the Torah:
Before we begin the Study of the Torah a Blessing is done. In saying the Blessing we are for filling a mitzvah and Blessing HaShem, of Glory and Truth’s beautiful Torah. A Mitzvah is defined basically as:
- A commandment of the Jewish law.
- The fulfillment of such a commandment.
- A worthy deed.
I, say these Blessings every morning during my morning prayers. And, to ensure I am not leading others into to improper practices, I want to ensure I repeat the Blessings of HaShem, Our Merciful Father’s Torah just incase others may not have yet had a chance today.
Let us begin with today’s lesson!
can be found by double clicking this hyper link which began at after this post upload video.
2. Biblical Text Portion of Bible Study.
This Bible Study I have continued to use Metsudah Publications, 2009. The version is hyperlink for those who are interested in reading further.
Portion of a Portion:
Devarim Chapter 21: 10 thru 23
Lesson we done her at this Bible Study, regarding Laws of Inheritance, slayer, and marriage, and G-D forbid…divorce.
1. Question ?
According to Jewish Law….what is a husband?
And what is a wife?
- Judaism believes in the concept of soul mates, called bashert
- The primary purpose of marriage is love and companionship, not just childbearing
- A contract called a ketubah spells out terms of marriage and divorce
- Marriages between certain close relatives are prohibited
- Children born out of wedlock are not bastards in Jewish law
The Torah provides very little guidance with regard to the procedures of a marriage. The method of finding a spouse, the form of the wedding ceremony, and the nature of the marital relationship are all explained in the Talmud.
Bashert: Soul Mates
According to the Talmud, Rav Yehuda taught that 40 days before a male child is conceived, a voice from heaven announces whose daughter he is going to marry, literally a match made in heaven! In Yiddish, this perfect match is called “bashert,” a word meaning fate or destiny. The word “bashert” can be used to refer to any kind of fortuitous good match, such as finding the perfect job or the perfect house, but it is usually used to refer to one’s soul mate. There are a number of statements in the Talmud that would seem to contradict the idea of bashert, most notably the many bits of advice on choosing a wife. Nevertheless, the idea has a strong hold within the Jewish community: look at any listing of Jewish personal ads and you’re bound to find someone “Looking for my bashert.”
Finding your bashert doesn’t mean that your marriage will be trouble-free. Marriage, like everything worthwhile in life, requires dedication, effort and energy. Even when two people are meant for each other, it is possible for them to ruin their marriage. That is why Judaism allows divorce.
Although the first marriage is bashert, it is still possible to have a good and happy marriage with a second spouse. The Talmud teaches that G-d also arranges second marriages, and a man’s second wife is chosen according to his merits.
How do you know if you have found your bashert? Should you hold off on marrying someone for fear that the person you want to marry might not be your bashert, and there might be a better match out there waiting for you? The traditional view is that you cannot know who your bashert is, but once you get married, the person you married is by definition your bashert, so you should not let concerns about finding your bashert discourage you from marrying someone.
And while we’re on the subject of G-d arranging marriages, I should share this delightful midrash: it is said that a Roman woman asked a rabbi, “if your G-d created the universe in six days, then what has he been doing with his time since then?” The rabbi said that G-d has been arranging marriages. The Roman woman scoffed at this, saying that arranging marriages was a simple task, but the rabbi assured her that arranging marriages properly is as difficult as parting the Red Sea. To prove the rabbi wrong, the Roman woman went home and took a thousand male slaves and a thousand female slaves and matched them up in marriages. The next day, the slaves appeared before her, one with a cracked skull, another with a broken leg, another with his eye gouged out, all asking to be released from their marriages. The woman went back to the rabbi and said, “There is no god like your G-d, and your Torah is true.”
Acquiring a Spouse
Mishnah Kiddushin 1:1 specifies that a woman is acquired (i.e., to be a wife) in three ways: through money, a contract, and sexual intercourse. Ordinarily, all three of these conditions are satisfied, although only one is necessary to effect a binding marriage.
Acquisition by money is normally satisfied by the wedding ring. It is important to note that although money is one way of “acquiring” a wife, the woman is not being bought and sold like a piece of property or a slave. This is obvious from the fact that the amount of money involved is nominal (according to the Mishnah, a perutah, a copper coin of the lowest denomination, was sufficient). In addition, if the woman were being purchased like a piece of property, it would be possible for the husband to resell her, and clearly it is not. Rather, the wife’s acceptance of the money is a symbolic way of demonstrating her acceptance of the husband, just like acceptance of the contract or the sexual intercourse.
To satisfy the requirements of acquisition by money, the ring must belong to the groom. It cannot be borrowed, although it can be a gift from a relative. It must be given to the wife irrevocably. In addition, the ring’s value must be known to the wife, so that there can be no claim that the husband deceived her into marrying by misleading her as to its value.
In all cases, the Talmud specifies that a woman can be acquired only with her consent, and not without it. Kiddushin 2a-b.
As part of the wedding ceremony, the husband gives the wife a ketubah. The word “Ketubah” comes from the root Kaf-Tav-Beit, meaning “writing.” The ketubah is also called the marriage contract. The ketubah spells out the husband’s obligations to the wife during marriage, conditions of inheritance upon his death, and obligations regarding the support of children of the marriage. It also provides for the wife’s support in the event of divorce. There are standard conditions; however, additional conditions can be included by mutual agreement. Marriage agreements of this sort were commonplace in the ancient Semitic world.
The ketubah has much in common with prenuptial agreements, which are gaining popularity in the United States. In the U.S., such agreements were historically disfavored, because it was believed that planning for divorce would encourage divorce, and that people who considered the possibility of divorce shouldn’t be marrying. Although one rabbi in the Talmud expresses a similar opinion, the majority maintained that a ketubah discouraged divorce, by serving as a constant reminder of the husband’s substantial financial obligations if he divorced his wife.
The ketubah is often a beautiful work of calligraphy, framed and displayed in the home.
The Process of Marriage: Kiddushin and Nisuin
The process of marriage occurs in two distinct stages: kiddushin (commonly translated as betrothal) and nisuin (full-fledged marriage). Kiddushin occurs when the woman accepts the money, contract or sexual relations offered by the prospective husband. The word “kiddushin” comes from the root Qof-Dalet-Shin, meaning “sanctified.” It reflects the sanctity of the marital relation. However, the root word also connotes something that is set aside for a specific (sacred) purpose, and the ritual of kiddushin sets aside the woman to be the wife of a particular man and no other.
Kiddushin is far more binding than an engagement as we understand the term in modern English; in fact, Rambam speaks of a period of engagement before the kiddushin. Once kiddushin is complete, the woman is legally the wife of the man. The relationship created by kiddushin can only be dissolved by death or divorce. However, the spouses do not live together at the time of the kiddushin, and the mutual obligations created by the marital relationship do not take effect until the nisuin is complete.
The nisuin (from a word meaning “elevation”) completes the process of marriage. The husband brings the wife into his home and they begin their married life together.
In the past, the kiddushin and nisuin would routinely occur as much as a year apart. During that time, the husband would prepare a home for the new family. There was always a risk that during this long period of separation, the woman would discover that she wanted to marry another man, or the man would disappear, leaving the woman in the awkward state of being married but without a husband. Today, the two ceremonies are normally performed together.
Because marriage under Jewish law is essentially a private contractual agreement between a man and a woman, it does not require the presence of a rabbi or any other religious official. It is common, however, for rabbis to officiate, partly in imitation of the Christian practice and partly because the presence of a religious or civil official is required under United States civil law.
As you can see, it is very easy to make a marriage, so the rabbis instituted severe punishments (usually flogging and compelled divorce) where marriage was undertaken without proper planning and solemnity.by Tracey R Rich from About Judaism 101
I honestly, truly, genuinely, seriously, earnestly, wholeheartedly, in good faith, in earnest, in all sincerity, and from the bottom of your heart, hope after this class we might be able to conclude… general fallacies are not to be a part of our thinking and character, especially for those who live Torah filled lives. And after this new realization, we set to correct our hearts, minds, actions, words, and deeds in order to not be an individual who assist others in hate or bigotry, due to owns one former indignant hate and bigotry.
All slave owners, weren’t evil or abusive, and the latter.
All slaves, weren’t ignorant or treated poorly, and the latter.
Not every slave hated being a slave… not every slave loved being a slave.
Not every new to or our surroundings or city or state or Synagogue or who looks different to owns self, is not of our tribe and not of our tribe.
We don’t know what and who we don’t know….
There I said it and I won’t be taking that back.
We have been lied to and miseducated.. we should reclaim our education…take up wisdom and march forth into Knowledge!
Amen and Amen … #thankyouHaShem
Congratulations! you have made through another Bible Study! Sounds some Praise and Joy to Our Father who is in Heaven!
Glory to the One and Only Living G-D… HaShem!
I pray that everyone, everywhere, repents and returns to the only one who can save HaShem!
The True and Only Living G-d!
Receive Torah ….be back in the covenant of G-d.
Be at the Har Sinai say yes and be saved…….. the choice is yours.
Amen and Amen
Say it again for the people in the back!
OAmein and OAmein
Biblical portion of Bible Study complete.
Today’s Bible Study is Complete.
Thank you Merciful HaShem, for allowing us to meet this day.
(closing comment, Blessings After Reading The Torah, and Priestly Blessing and all sources are hyperlinked.)
note: All sources are hyperlinked to allow more translatable version in POD Cast.
I Pray others got something out of this Portion, Tanakh Bible Study, and Spiritual Torah Teaching.
Until next time, let us close with…..
The Priestly Blessing
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For those that are new to this Bible Study.
Welcome, the following is a brief review of this Bible Study.
1. This BLOG post will have the resources and sources links for the Season 6 Bible Studies .
2. All Books used and Readings from during Live Bible Study can be found on Our
Website: Marie Speaks GOD’s Grace. Live in the Bible Study Blogs portion of the website.
3. After Live Bible Studies have completed: I will upload to Rumble and Youtube, and post link in this BLOG.
How we conduct Bible Studies here:
We believe in One and Only One G-D. HaShem; The G-D of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
We do not and will not Pray in any others name or Praise any other, but HaShem.
Exodus chapter 20: 2-14.
God spoke all these words, saying:
I the LORD am your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, the house of bondage:
You shall have no other gods besides Me.
You shall not make for yourself a sculptured image, or any likeness of what is in the heavens above, or on the earth below, or in the waters under the earth.
You shall not bow down to them or serve them. For I the LORD your God am an impassioned God, visiting the guilt of the parents upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generations of those who reject Me,
but showing kindness to the thousandth generation of those who love Me and keep My commandments.
We believe G-D has called each of us to search matters out.
(It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
And the glory of a king to plumb a matter.
Like the heavens in their height, like the earth in its depth, Is the mind of kings—unfathomable.. Proverbs 25:2 -3)
This is one reason why here at Marie Speaks G-D’s Grace Bible Study, we review several historical references and resources, of which we provide links and or screen shots for others to study at their leisure.
We have been directed by G-D Wonderful and Almighty, to go Book by Book, Verse by Verse; sharing HIS Torah and Tanakh.
We believe as directed by G-D Our Heavenly Father, learning and growing in Torah and Tanakh leads to understanding and wisdom; this shall only be achieved in reading, studying, and sharing HIS Word for ourselves; not relying on man.
Learning, growing, and studying with OUR L-D is to be done with others that are like minded, but more so during our personal time.
The BLOGs are written to assist those just beginning to study the BIBLE as a starting point. The Live or recorded Bible Studies are to cover and release opportunities and guidance, but ultimately is ones own personal responsibility to rule, govern, and be purposeful in their relationship with G-D.
The effect of humility is fear of the LORD,
Wealth, honor, and life.
Thorns and snares are in the path of the crooked;
He who values his life will keep far from them.
Train a lad in the way he ought to go;
He will not swerve from it even in old age.
The person who sins, he alone shall die. A child shall not share the burden of a parent’s guilt, nor shall a parent share the burden of a child’s guilt; the righteousness of the righteous shall be accounted to him alone, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be accounted to him alone.
Moreover, if the wicked one repents of all the sins that he committed and keeps all My laws and does what is just and right, he shall live; he shall not die.
None of the transgressions he committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness he has practiced, he shall live.
Is it my desire that a wicked person shall die?—says the L-d G-D. It is rather that he shall turn back from his ways and live.
May HaShem, Blessed be He, continue to Bless us all and may we all be forever written in the Book of Life.
O’Amein and O’Amein
A little about me: I love HaShem, TORAH, and Tanakh!!!!! I am not perfect!!!!
If we meet: We talking about Torah, drinking tea or coffee, and what books are out about HaShem! And maybe over some kosher pizza… maybe over some kosher steak…make over super sweet kosher cake ……. have a fun laugh about you guess it… Torah! Or on a bike, or during a hike, or while riding on a train in the rain as the rain falls nicely on the plain in Spain….., but either way…..We’ll be talking about TORAH!!!!
What is import to me:……..A relationship with Our Father HaShem Our Merciful Creator, Savior, and Wise King. Live in Torah, live with Family and community of Tribe.
My thoughts: We may not be perfect, but we study, we learn, we laugh, & we grow; we try try and have the courage to try again.
My goals: To learn and grow and share Love of Torah in HaShem with others who are willing or open to hearing.
I have been using the minds.com account and
Rumble (Live Bible Study video Post: Rumble )
as main accounts.
Lastly, NEVER LOSE FAITH!!!!
Let’s continue to Fear and Love HaShem like a משיח and Pray.
PRAY FOR OUR NATION, enemies, fellows, and many lost Sons and Daughters of Torah to return to HaShem Blessed be He for ever and ever Amen.
HaShem is with me … I shall not be afraid!!!!!
Blessings and Prayers.
Let US Begin!!!!
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