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 26.
The next Portion of the Bible Study will be:
*****All links are hyper linked for credit….. please use responsibly as the Divine Name, is used and spoken.*****
I entitled this Bible Study: Deuteronomy ch 26: “callout to HaShem, your G-D, ” An Aramean tried to destroy my forefather.”….. oh HaShem!”
I am glad you asked….
Often times, we are told not to hold grudges. We might even be told that showing any degree of emotion or troubles is discouraged. Yet, here in the text, we are being instructed by HaShem, blessed be He, to remember and recall another group of people: a nation and an oppressive governmental system run by pagan heathens and their unelected supporters, who afflicted our ancestors. It is not just affliction but also the imposition of excessive taxes, poisoning, murder, infanticide, harsh brutal dangerous overwork camps, corrupt wars, sexual perversion, and enslavement, among other atrocities. So weird….. sounds oddly familiar… I am sure that is just a consequence.
Now there has to be something to this, especially if G-d is repeating Himself yet again.
I do believe we are not supposed to act out of hate. We definitely should never aim to be the cause of harm or injury to another, but there is such a thing as righteous anger and righteous hatred. For example it is written:
There are certain laws that are specific to certain times, places, people, billets, or assignments. As we discussed in:
Still… there is a place and time for righteous anger… as it is written:
And one of my favorites Mishlei or Proverbs 6
Clearly, from the text, there is a form or cause or situational purposes for righteous anger and hatred, as well as righteous remembrance of affliction/afflictor.
There is nothing in me that will ever believe G-d Almighty when creating us in His image and for His service, meant for us to be someone’s fool or whipping boy or rug to walk all over and tread upon. I believe that we are to be living with controlled strength in HaShem and led by His Ruach“wind,” “breath,” or “spirit. The Spirit of God [Ruach Elohim]” in Torah, G-d has called us to:
Psalms or Tehillim 3 it is written
I pray others remember these writings in the coming days to the coming years.
G-d is a G-d of Justice!
Let’s continue on..
What to expect this Bible Study.
We have not 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:
Why 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
Deuteronomy 26 version of chumash : The Schocken Bible, Everett Fox, 1995.
The version is hyperlinked for those who are interested in reading further or purchasing a hard copy of their own directly from the website.
Now it shall be:
when you enter the land
that YHWH your God is giving you as an inheritance,
and you possess it and settle in it, you are to take from the premier-part of all the fruit of the ground
that you produce from your land that YHWH your God is giving you;
you are to put it in a basket
and are to go to the place
that YHWH your God chooses to have his name dwell. And you are to come to the priest who is [there] in those days,
and you are to say to him:
“I announce today to YHWH your God
that I have entered the land that YHWH swore to our fathers, to give us.” Then the priest is to take the basket from your hand
and is to deposit it before the altar of YHWH your God. And you are to speak up and say, before the presence of YHWH your God:
“An Aramean Aflight my Ancestor;
he went down to Egypt and sojourned there, as menfolk few-in-number,
but he became there a nation, great, mighty [in number] and many. Now the Egyptians dealt-ill with us and afflicted us,
and placed upon us hard servitude. So we cried out to YHWH, the God of our fathers,
and YHWH hearkened to our voice:
he saw our affliction, and our strain, and our oppression, and YHWH took us out from Egypt,
with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm,
with great awe-inspiring [acts]
and with signs and portents, and he brought us to this place
and gave us this land,
a land flowing with milk and honey. So now—
here, I have brought the premier-part of the fruits of the ground
that you have given me, O YHWH!”
Then you are to deposit it before the presence of YHWH your God
and are to bow down before the presence of YHWH your God;
Now, I underlined what I see as the most important words of the text: Directions to us for when we live in the land that HaShem our G-d has given us. Now, for many of us, this land will be in Eretz Yisrael. But for others, your land might be on the other side of the river, or where HaShem promised to your forefathers. Remember, there are covenants upon covenants with HaShem. This is another reason why finding out our family’s heritage is important, so that we might learn and know, and then live out the promised commandments of HaShem for success and long life with Torah and G-d Almighty.
Secondly, I want to ask a question. Okay, maybe two questions… Who would be this brave and diligent in their gardens now to carry out these commands? Or would you feel silly and embarrassed to follow though with the commands of HaShem? The next question is, I wonder what a Rabbi or Priest of the Holy Blessed One would do if someone in the congregation actually followed through? How would it be received? Would they even know what to do next or why someone showed up with such an impressive amount of huge radishes in baskets? I don’t mean to ask these questions to put anyone down or seem like I know it all, because I don’t, Heaven forbid, but to point out where God has placed us. For now, we should be living out the applicable Torah commands and practicing, for lack of a better word, for when the Mashiach comes and we may be expected to live out the Torah.
Below ar elinks to videos and classes we have completed here regarding covenants of HaShem. ***disclaimer some was before my conversion, so there is a lot of pagan idol talk and worshiping…***** Don’t worry I’ve repented! #ThankyouHashem )
and you are to rejoice in all the good-things that YHWH your God has given you and your household,
you and the Levite and the sojourner who is in your midst.
I find it amusing sometimes how G-d commands us often to rejoice! Not that we aren’t ever allowed to have emotions or thoughts that aren’t uplifted, but I believe G-d is commanding us not to stay in a place of melancholy. Choosing to remain in a state of depression only breeds more confusion and loss, but also shows a lack of trust in G-d. The supporters of the evil system (I don’t have a good word for evil people or corrupt enablers) in this world want people to be sad, hopeless, depressed, stressed, lonely, and desperate… why? Because lost souls might cling to anything and anyone even if evil or harmful just to feel “loved” or “Accepted”. Desperate hurt people may turn to drugs, overeating, or excessive buying in an attempt to feel whole, complete, or loved, or even to regain what was lost or never had.
I suggest that reason G-d so often commands us to and when to rejoice and how to rejoice and live… is to equip us with the mastery over test and trails of events or situations. And how we act, treat others, how we treat onesself may have an impact of what test or reward or challege is presented next to or for us. Because either way… G-d is in control of it alllllll. Nothing happens anywhere with out the ok of G-d. So yes! Rejoice and be glad! This too is for our good!
When you finish tithing all the tithe of your produce
in the third year, the year of the tithe,
you are to give [it] to the Levite, to the sojourner, to the orphan and to the widow;
that they may eat [it] within your gates, and be satisfied. And you are to say, before the presence of YHWH your God:
“I have removed the holy-part from the house,
and I have also given [it] to the Levite, to the sojourner, to the orphan and to the widow,
exactly as your command that you have commanded me;
I have not crossed-over away from your commandments, I have not forgotten: I have not eaten of it while in sorrow,
I have not removed any of it [while] tamei,
I have not given any of it to the dead!
I have hearkened to the voice of YHWH my God,
I have done exactly as you have commanded me! Look down from your holy abode, from heaven,
and bless your people, Israel,
and the ground that you have given us,
as you swore to our fathers,
a land flowing with milk and honey.”
Tamei is a Hebrew word that means unclean or ritually impure.0 It refers to food that is not permissible to eat according to Torah.1 A person or object that contracts tumah is considered tamei and is unsuited for certain holy activities and utilisations until undergoing predefined purification actions that usually include the elapse of a specified time-period.
There are several degrees of tamei. I think the below article #clip does a god review of the spiritual side of tamei..
Tumah As the Absence of Holiness
Chassidic teaching explains that in essence, tum’ah, “spiritual impurity,” is definable as the “absence of holiness.” Holiness is called “life,” “vitality”; it is that which is united with and emanates from the source of all life, the Creator. Chassidic philosophy further elucidates that true union with G‑d, true holiness, means that one’s own independent existence is in a state of bittul, “nullification” to G‑d.
2 On the other hand, that which is distant or separated from its source is called “death” and “impurity.” According to Torah law, death is the principal cause of all tum’ah; the highest magnitude of tum’ah comes from contact with a dead body.The forces of evil are, in kabbalistic and chassidic terminology, the sitra achara, the “other side.” They are what is “outside,” what is far from G‑d’s presence and holiness. They flourish in the realm where He is most concealed and least felt, where there is least holiness. In a place where G‑d is least felt, there is naturally more room for “opposition” to Him. Spiritually speaking, what is most evil and most impure in a person is, above all, the assertion of self: one pushes G‑d’s presence away and creates a void, a vacuum where His presence should be.That is the deeper meaning, according to chassidic teaching, of the phrase “to cause a chilul Hashem,” to desecrate G‑d’s name: it means to make a chalal (void), a place empty of His presence.
Holiness is synonymous with bittul: it has no sense of any true existence independent of G‑d. That is why, our sages tell us, arrogance is equivalent to idolatry—for idolatry, in essence, means that something is regarded as independent of the Creator and asserts itself in place of Him.Hence, if we strip the words “pure” and “impure” of their physical connotations, and perceive their true spiritual meaning, we see that what they really signify is the presence or absence of holiness.An Important Distinction Between Two Types of Tum’ahAt this point we must ask: why must tum’ah exist at all? What purpose can it have in G‑d’s creation?“The Almighty has created one thing opposite the other,” the Book of Ecclesiastes tells us, and as chassidic teaching interprets this verse, everything in the realm of holiness has its counterpart in the realm of unholiness.
Only through its struggles here can the soul rise higher On the one hand, these opposing realms are created so that we may have “free choice” in our behavior. On a deeper level, as Chassidism explains, when we reject the evil and choose the good and, moreover, when we further transform the evil itself into good, we effect an elevation not only in ourselves but in the entire world, bringing it closer to its ultimate perfection.Hence, the ultimate purpose of tum’ah, the “other side,” is for us to achieve higher levels. As the well-known chassidic saying has it, “Every descent is for the purpose of a greater ascent,” and all concealments of G‑d make way for a greater revelation. When the soul comes down to this world, for example, to be vested in a material body, it undergoes an incomparable descent from its previous purely spiritual existence. The purpose of this descent, though, is that the soul may rise even higher in its apprehension of G‑d and attain a more elevated rank than it had before it descended to this world. It can attain this elevation only through the vehicle of the body, through serving G‑d in this lower physical world.On the one hand, there is concealment and impurity in this lowly material world; on the other hand, only through its struggles here can the soul rise higher.We must distinguish, then, between two types of tum’ah, two types of “descent.”
There is the tum’ah that we ourselves create when we intentionally push G‑d’s presence away and create a void; and there is the tum’ah that G‑d creates as part of nature.This distinction is crucial to our understanding of niddah (laws pertaining to menstruation). The tum’ah, the impurity that attaches to a sin, is a void we create and by which we degrade ourselves. The tum’ah of niddah, however, is a built-in part of a woman’s natural monthly cycle. Her “descent” from a peak level of potential holiness (i.e., where the creation of a new life is possible) does not mean that she is, G‑d forbid, “sinful” or “degraded,” “inferior” or “stigmatized.” On the contrary, precisely because there is such holiness involved in a woman’s possession of the G‑dly power to create, as if ex nihilo, a new life within her body, there is the possibility for greater tum’ah—but also a great elevation.
Some Bible verses on tamei:
Leviticus 21:1Y HWH said to Moshe: Say to the priests, the Sons of Aharon, say to them: For a [dead-]person among his people, one is not to make oneself tamei , * For a person: That is, the priests are not supposed Leviticus 19:31Do not turn-your-faces to ghosts, of favorable-spirits do not inquire, to become tamei through them; I am Y HWH your God! * favorable-spirits: others, “familiar spirits.”
Leviticus 13:45Now the one with tzaraat that has the affliction, his garments are to be torn, his head is to be made-bare, and his upper-lip is to be covered; Tamei! Tamei! he is to cry out. * Tamei! Tamei! Leviticus 15:19Anyone who touches her is to remain- tamei until sunset. * being-apart: 12:2. Leviticus 11:44For I am Y HWH your God: you are to hallow yourselves and be holy, for holy am I; you are not to make yourselves tamei through any swarming-creature that crawls about upon the earth.
YHWH your God commands you to observe these laws and the regulations;
you are to take care and observe them
with all your heart and with all your being. YHWH you have declared today, to be for you a god,
to walk in his ways and to keep his laws, his commandments and his regulations,
and to hearken to his voice. And YHWH has declared you today, to be for him a specially-treasured people,
as he promised you,
to be-careful [regarding] all his commandments, and to set you most-high above all the nations that he has made,
for praise, for fame, and for honor,
for you to be a people holy to YHWH your God,
as he promised.
There is wonderfully so much to unpack in these final verses to close the Bible Study for today. But, I believe that the sum of all my thoughts is to point to the fact… HaShem has conditions for one to be His “treasured people”. Some assume incorrectly that their family name will hold the weight of their violations against Torah. Others believe that their fame or community influence will somehow cause the G-d of justice to overlook their disobedience or harsh and cruel treatment towards another. When the point of the matter is… G-d wants us all to treat everyone and everything with kindness, dignity, and respect. Everything He created is a part of Him and serves Him and His glorious purpose.
Therefore, ignorant hatred towards anyone violates G-d’s commandments as a whole. Having bias and showing favoritism violates G-d’s law of balanced weights and seeking truth and justice.
By the way, the month of Elul is coming up… Some of us should start making that Teshuva now if anything in these Bible Studies of revealing truths has touched anyone’s nefesh.
Deuteronomy 6:5* being: Heb. nefesh carries a host of meanings: “life” or “life-essence,” “breath,” “self,” and “appetite,” to mention a few.
Art by Sefira LightstoneAs the last month of the Jewish year, Elul is traditionally a time of introspection and stocktaking—a time to review one’s deeds and spiritual progress over the past year, and prepare for the upcoming “Days of Awe” of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.As the month of divine mercy and forgiveness, Elul is a most opportune time for teshuvah (“return” to G‑d), prayer, charity, and increased ahavat Yisrael (love for a fellow Jew), in the quest for self-improvement and coming closer to G‑d. Chassidic master Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi likens the month of Elul to a time when “the king is in the field” and, in contrast to when he is in the royal palace, “everyone who so desires is permitted to meet him, and he receives them all with a cheerful countenance, showing a smiling face to them all.”The following are some of the basic customs and practices for the month of Elul:
- Each day of the month of Elul (except for Shabbat and the last day of Elul), we sound the shofar (ram’s horn) as a call to repentance.
- When writing a letter or meeting one another, we bless one another by including the greeting Ketivah vachatimah tovah—which roughly translates as “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.”
- Chapter 27 of the Book of Psalms is added to the daily prayers, in the morning and afternoon.
- The Baal Shem Tov instituted the custom of reciting three additional chapters of Psalms each day, from the first of Elul until Yom Kippur. (On Yom Kippur the remaining 36 chapters are recited, thereby completing the entire book of Psalms.)
- Elul is a good time to have one’s tefillin and mezuzot checked by an accredited scribe, to ensure that they are in good condition and fit for use.
- During the last week of Elul, in the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, the Selichot prayers are recited. On the first night they are recited at midnight; on the following days, in the early morning.
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 AmenSay it again for the people in the back!
OAmein and OAmein
Blessings after reading the Torah.
Boruch atoh ado-noy elo-haynu melech ho-olom, asher nosan lonu toras emes, v’cha-yay olom nota b’sochaynu. Boruch atoh ado-noy , nosayn ha-toroh.
Blessed are You, L-rd our G-D, King of the universe, who has given us the Torah of truth and planted eternal life within us. Blessed are You L-rd, who gives the Torah.
CREDIT LEARN THE TORAH BLESSINGS FOR AN ALIYAH
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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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.Proverbs 22: 4 thru 6The 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.
.Ezekiel 18: 20 thru 22The 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’AmeinA 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. HaShem is my refuge, my strength, my confidant, and my true resting place.I have been using the minds.com account and Rumble (Live Bible Study video Post: Rumble )as main accounts.Lastly, NEVER LOSE FAITH, Hope, and have Courage!!!! 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.with Love truly,MarieLet US Begin!!!!Link to Rumble LIVE Bible Study:Link to previous Bible Study:Audio POD Cast BLOG version of Bible Study: Audio of BLOG:Link to Youtube Live Link Bible Study:cover art credit: Fair use:Under the fair use doctrine of the U.S. copyright statute, it is permissible to use limited portions of a work including quotes, for purposes such as commentary, criticism, news reporting, and scholarly reports.There are no legal rules permitting the use of a specific number of words, a certain number of musical notes, or percentage of a work.