I can’t pretend to understand the bigotry that exists in the world. I especially cannot claim to understand the hatred, bigotry, and segregation that sadly persists even today within one’s own culture, community, race, or religious institutions. Hatred towards one’s fellow human beings seems to prevail and has been passed down from generation to generation as a cancer that destroys communities and sabotages any opportunity for unity.
So what can be done about the hatred, bigotry, and segregation that sadly persists even today within one’s own culture, community, race, or religious institutions?
I intend to stand my ground, blessings are reserved for those who don’t harm others, engage in sexual perversion, or inflict harm and injustice, praying on the underprivileged or helpless. I will make every deliberate effort not to be a savage person committing such cursed acts. I seek blessings. I aspire to love others purely and wholly in accordance with the Torah. I want to succeed and witness the success of others while helping them along their journey. I desire to stand before the One and Only Living G-d and say, “My Lord, I am aware of my imperfections, but I promised to strive and live according to Your 613 commandments. I hope I have made You proud with my love for You.”
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.
Men, yesterday and today, in Judaism, were tasked with carrying the heaviest burden of Torah. It was not only an obligation but also a mandatory service. If, due to a temporary heated disagreement, a man’s testicles were crushed and this disqualified him from serving HaShem, blessed be His name, it would create a significant void in fulfilling the unity of Echad – being one with HaShem and the nation of Israel. Therefore, even though the woman’s intention was to protect her husband from a physical altercation, she would indirectly harm and disqualify a man from honoring and serving HaShem. As a result, she would be required to pay him damages, which he would have earned as a priest.
Boaz was indeed blessed for his goodness and kindness, and obedience to HaShem. Throughout the story of the Book of Ruth, he not only was kind to Ruth and her mother-in-law, but also to others in the field. Those who were not wealthy most likely had no social influence and might have been orphans, widows, or escaped slaves.
Boaz, didn’t go around with his workers demanding to see everyone’s expulsion letter, or yellow star, or tattoos, or even their family tree; to verify if they were or were not Jewish.
Boaz, didn’t demand and question them being in town or his field, or even what synagogue they attended.
Boaz, simply provided the opportunity for God, in His glory, to work miracles – life-saving miracles through him each and every day, week, month, and season.
Wow! May we all be so blessed to truly be a Boaz in our lifetime.
Soul ties, forbidden sex, and obscene things there of…
I am glad you asked….
Contrary to popular belief or false teachings, Judaism doesn’t vilify sex, sexes, or the act. In stark contrast, Judaism actually encourages sex, being that the sex is had under the prescribed manner and guidance from the creator of sex… G-d. Judaism actually endorses sex and the positive fruit thereof. And Judaism actually celebrates sex, the zeal of desire, and the passion of one’s youth, being that it is controlled and mindful and in good foundations, rather than animalistic, perverse, violating, shameful, or oppressive.
“Let them eat cake”, is an iconic careless expression that never happened.
“Let them eat cake” is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, said to have been spoken in the 18th century by “a great princess” upon being told that the peasants had no bread. Jean-Jacques Rousseau , actually coined this false statement to a young in mind and spirit…the quotation became attributed to Marie Antoinette , although there is no evidence that she said it.
This false accusation was taken as truth by those who were looking for any cause to afflict, accuse, and condemn to death the monarch and the monarchy.
I read the book: Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette, it was a heart breaking tale of the young queens life as a biography based from her and other journals.
It shows me… how power words and mobs can be…sadly if spoken and gathered by angry heartless people.
ow does this relate to the Torah portion…… ?
If a group of strangers words are false and vicious…lead to a monarch death and a revolution that last years; one of which the nation is never same is possible….how much so if G-d, forbid… a husband lies on his wife and shames her to the entire community? How much more is evil tongue spoke against neighbors, co-workers and so on…
Devarim ch 21 verses 10 – 23
Even if you hate her…she ain’t for sale!
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 human or 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.
The Elders measured: in………..super nature occurrence, distance, prayer, dance, music, deed, cause, influence, society, past, further, present, and so on…. to ensure complete and entire and whole WHOLY….atonement for the murder in Eretz Yisrael was completed as to for fill the commandment of HaShem, Blessed be HE.