Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Exclusive Material: Can we have two Shabbats in a row?

Here is a good looking question. Can we have two Shabbats in a row?

At this time, I am inclined to say yes. Here is why...

According to observation of the moon, there is sometimes less than a day between Old Moon Shabbat and New Moon Shabbat. This produces Two Shabbats in a row, which seem somewhat suspicious.

I did quite a lot of thinking on the issue and this seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to the problem.

We need to account for the manna for the two Shabbats at the end of some lunar months. This can be argued from Exodus

Let's take a look:
YLT Ex 16:29 see, because Jehovah hath given to you the sabbath, therefore He is giving to you on the sixth day bread of two days; abide ye each in his place, no one doth go out from his place on the seventh day.' 
In this verse it peculiarly says "bread of days", not "bread of two days" as most translation say. Therefore, we can also interpret this as God giving us "bread of (several) days", thus we can have two Shabbats in a row.

Also, keep in mind that since in the original Torah calendar there was never 2 Shabbats in a row at the end of the month, we can assume that it is ok to have two in a row now due to the Moon cycle change. I know, it is a weak argument, but it is true nevertheless.

Out of curiosity I checked and my NIP shows the same reading in all 3 witnesses, meaning that my interpretation can be valid.

This is why I think my calendar is correct and fully according to the Torah. Please see my calendar here.

Monday, April 18, 2016

The only one who does not sin is the one who does not do anything

Why Yom Kippur is Shabbat? Why can't we atone for sins on a work day? Let's take a look:
YLT Lv 23:27  'Only--on the tenth of this seventh month is a day of atonements; ye have a holy convocation, and ye have humbled yourselves, and have brought near a fire-offering to Jehovah; 
YLT Lv 23:28 and ye do no work in this self-same day, for it is a day of atonements, to make atonement for you, before Jehovah your God.
YLT Lv 23:29  'For any person who is not humbled in this self-same day hath even been cut off from his people; 
YLT Lv 23:30 and any person who doth any work in this self-same day I have even destroyed that person from the midst of his people; 
YLT Lv 23:31 ye do no work--a statute age-during to your generations in all your dwellings. 
YLT Lv 23:32 It is a sabbath of rest to you, and ye have humbled yourselves in the ninth of the month at even; from evening till evening ye do keep your sabbath.'
As you can tell from the title of this post, the only way for a person not to sin is not to do anything, not to create anything, not to do creative work.

I think, the main reason is why Yom Kippur is on Shabbat, or rather, Yom Kippur is Shabbat, because in order to atone for sin, the first thing you do is stop, rest, take a break from whatever you are doing. Only when your mind is not occupied, you can truly reflect upon yourself and see all the sins you have committed during your labors.

Verse 30 and 32 explicitly say that Yom Kippur is Shabbat and the main point is not to do Slave Work. It is just as important as the humbling of the soul. Afterall, atonement means release and freedom from sin and this means that it can only happen on the day of rest.

I hope now you see importance of the Yom Kippur being a Shabbat. Sometimes the most obvious things are the hardest to see.

Friday, April 15, 2016

About Encryption

I am the IT professional with over 15 years of experience and the topic of encryption is very important to me, so I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the matter...

Here is the question: Should the government have access to encrypted traffic/materials? Should the encryption be breakable?

The answer to this question is - absolute yes!

Here is the deal basically....The only reason why anyone would want to encrypt something is usually for bad purposes only. Normal people usually do not need unbreakable encryption, even any encryption whatsoever. 

So yes, in terms of Law Enforcement Agencies with a legitimate warrant, I most certainly support complete access to encrypted materials/traffic.

On the other hand, there is such an issue as personal privacy, in which case, I do not support access to encrypted materials/traffic. It is the same as our clothes. We wear it not to hide anything but to help us deal with our sexual instincts and associated shame(Gen 2:25). 

Same with encryption...I do not want the government or anyone else snooping around in my personal business AS LONG AS I DO NOT VIOLATE THE LAW!

So, as you can see, it is all very simple. I hope that our legislators will be just as progressive and wise and implement rational encryption standards and practices.

Best way to deal with Psychosis, Anxiety and Depression

Here are the results of my research into efficacy of the organic psychoactive drugs. Everything is very simple:
  1. Take your chemical drugs prescribed to you by the doctor. It is ok to mix them. However, sometimes they may interact so check your prescription information. For example, benzodiazepines(Xanax, Tenazepam e.t.c) do not mix well with Poppies. 
  2. Do not drink alcohol. Quit if you can. If you must drink, at least take alcohol separately and do not mix it with Marijuana, Poppies.
  3. For Depression take Marijuana,orally or in smoked form, as needed.
  4. For Psychosis and/or Anxiety take Opium Poppy. Orally only, as needed.I recommend Poppy Pod Tea.
  5. You can take both substances together if you have both depression and psychosis. 
So, if you happen to have depression and/or psychosis or know someone who does, be sure to try these two natural remedies. They are easily available and 100% safe. It is food, as Genesis 1:29 clearly states, so please do not demonize otherwise beneficial substances.

The reason why I recommend these substances is because chemical medications have very bad side-effects, so Marijuana and Poppy will help with that significantly. Most mentally ill people do not take prescribed meds because of the side-effects. Most psychiatrists seem to ignore this problem.

Another reason why I recommend these substances is because Antidepressants and Antipsychotics may not be enough to deal with severe depression and psychosis, so these organic supplements will help greatly.

Please note that this is advice for those who are not clinical and who are stable and disciplined. This advice may not work for people with hospital grade depression and/or psychosis. In such situations more powerful hallucinogens and depressants may be needed. Unfortunately, I do not deal with chemical drugs, so I can only speak for organic drugs that I have studied and researched.

The only downside in using Marijuana and Poppy is that it is expensive, so not all people can afford it. Which is why I am absolutely in favor of controlled and regulated legalization of the all organic drugs. This war on drugs craziness got to stop.

Do you know that humanity never experienced such a huge rise in mental illness??? The reason why we have so many people suffering from it is that we have took away natural remedies for people to heal themselves mentally. When organic drugs were legal 100 years ago, there were no so many problems with mental health. Marijuana, Poppy and other organic drugs are natural mental illness remedies!!! I absolutely disagree with many psychiatrists who think that organic drugs are in any way dangerous to human (mental)health, especially when we are talking about oral consumption.

Anyway, here are my thoughts and results of my experiments. If you know someone who is suffering from psychosis/anxiety or depression, let them know this life-saving information. At this time these are the only available medicines to help with these ailments. Perhaps in the future, chemical drugs will get better, but for now people who suffer from mental illness should not be afraid to use what is available. And their relatives should be supportive and encouraging. 

Once again, I am not promoting drugs. I am simply teaching responsible and beneficial way to use them. If you may have a problem with addiction, this advice may not be for you. However, addiction from organic drugs is very mild and can be very easily dealt with and tolerated. So consider all these facts before denying yourself or someone you know this valuable medicine.

Advice to the Levites and Priests (Kohanim)

I just wanted to state the obvious and give a sort of advice to Levites and Kohanim who may be reading my blog....

YLT Num 18:1 And Jehovah saith unto Aaron,  'Thou, and thy sons, and the house of thy father with thee, do bear the iniquity of the sanctuary; and thou, and thy sons with thee, do bear the iniquity of your priesthood; 
YLT Num 18:2 and also thy brethren, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring near with thee, and they are joined unto thee, and serve thee, even thou and thy sons with thee, before the tent of the testimony. 
YLT Num 18:3 'And they have kept thy charge, and the charge of all the tent; only, unto the vessels of the sanctuary and unto the altar they do not come near, and they die not, either they or you; 
YLT Num 18:4 and they have been joined unto thee, and have kept the charge of the tent of meeting, for all the service of the tent; and a stranger doth not come near unto you; 
YLT Num 18:5 and ye have kept the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar, and there is no more wrath against the sons of Israel. 
YLT Num 18:6 'And I, lo, I have taken your brethren the Levites from the midst of the sons of Israel; to you a gift they are given by Jehovah, to do the service of the tent of meeting;
YLT Num 18:7 and thou, and thy sons with thee, do keep your priesthood, for everything of the altar, and within the vail, and ye have served; a service of gift I make your priesthood; and the stranger who is coming near is put to death.' 
YLT Num 18:8 And Jehovah speaketh unto Aaron:  'And I, lo, I have given to thee the charge of My heave-offerings, of all the hallowed things of the sons of Israel--to thee I have given them for the anointing, and to thy sons, by a statute age-during. 
YLT Num 18:9 This is thine of the most holy things, from the fire: all their offering, to all their present, and to all their sin-offering, and to all their guilt-offering, which they give back to Me, is most holy to thee, and to thy sons; 
YLT Num 18:10 in the holy of holies thou dost eat it; every male doth eat it; holy it is to thee. 
YLT Num 18:11  'And this is thine: the heave-offering of their gift, to all the wave-offerings of the sons of Israel, to thee I have given them, and to thy sons, and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute age-during; every clean one in thy house doth eat it; 
YLT Num 18:12 all the best of the oil, and all the best of the new wine, and wheat--their first-fruits which they give to Jehovah--to thee I have given them. 
YLT Num 18:13 'The firstfruits of all that is in their land, which they bring in to Jehovah, are thine; every clean one in thy house doth eat it; 
YLT Num 18:14 every devoted thing in Israel is thine, 
YLT Num 18:15 every one opening a womb of all flesh which they bring near to Jehovah, among man and among beast, is thine; only, thou dost certainly ransom the firstborn of man, and the firstling of the unclean beast thou dost ransom.
YLT Num 18:16 'And their ransomed ones from a son of a month, thou dost ransom with thy valuation, of silver, five shekels, by the shekel of the sanctuary, twenty gerahs it is. 
YLT Num 18:17 'Only, the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou dost not ransom, holy they are: their blood thou dost sprinkle on the altar, and of their fat thou makest perfume, a fire-offering of sweet fragrance to Jehovah, 
YLT Num 18:18 and their flesh is thine, as the breast of the wave-offering, and as the right leg, it is thine; 
YLT Num 18:19 all the heave-offerings of the holy things which the sons of Israel lift up to Jehovah I have given to thee and to thy sons, and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute age-during, a covenant of salt, age-during it is before Jehovah, to thee and to thy seed with thee.' 
YLT Num 18:20 And Jehovah saith unto Aaron,  'In their land thou dost not inherit, and a portion thou hast not in their midst: I am thy portion, and thine inheritance in the midst of the sons of Israel; 
YLT Num 18:21 and to the sons of Levi, lo, I have given all the tenth in Israel for inheritance in exchange for their service which they are serving--the service of the tent of meeting.
YLT Num 18:22 'And the sons of Israel come no more near unto the tent of meeting, to bear sin, to die, 
YLT Num 18:23 and the Levites have done the service of the tent of meeting, and they--they bear their iniquity; a statute age-during to your generations, that in the midst of the sons of Israel they have no inheritance; 
YLT Num 18:24 but the tithe of the sons of Israel which they lift up to Jehovah, a heave-offering, I have given to the Levites for inheritance; therefore I have said of them, In the midst of the sons of Israel they have no inheritance.'
So why Levites and Kohanim do not want the Tabernacle??? Why Levites and Kohanim have abandoned Written Torah and turned to something other than the Law of God??? Why Levites and Kohanim do not want to demand their tithes, redemption money and other offerings specified in the Torah???

If I was a Levite or a Priest, I would simply give an advertisement online or in the paper that I would gladly accept a tithe or a redemption money (5 Silver Shekels) from anyone who is willing to donate it. 





About Incest and Pedophilia

This is rather a touchy and sensitive subject, so please keep an open-mind...

Let's start with Incest first. Let's take a look:
YLT Gen 5:3 And Adam liveth an hundred and thirty years, and begetteth a son in his likeness, according to his image, and calleth his name Seth. 
YLT Gen 5:4 And the days of Adam after his begetting Seth are eight hundred years, and he begetteth sons and daughters.
As you know, there were no humans before Adam and Chava. So an obvious conclusion that we can come to is that Cain and Seth procreated through incest, namely with Adam's daughters. It is very interesting that Torah avoids talking about it. However, it implies just that very strongly. Does this mean that incest is allowed? Of'course not! But it means that in the situation when there are no other alternatives to preserve human race, anything goes. This is not applicable now because we have been given the Torah, but otherwise there is no restrictions for life's sake. So, for example, if we would send 2 humans to colonise a planet, they can use incest to procreate. This would be practical application of this knowledge.

Obviously, Torah prohibits incest in any other situation. Let's take a look:
YLT Lev 18:6  'None of you unto any relation of his flesh doth draw near to uncover nakedness; I am Jehovah. 
YLT Lev 18:7  'The nakedness of thy father and the nakedness of thy mother thou dost not uncover, she is thy mother; thou dost not uncover her nakedness. 
YLT Lev 18:8  'The nakedness of the wife of thy father thou dost not uncover; it is the nakedness of thy father. 
YLT Lev 18:9  'The nakedness of thy sister, daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, born at home or born without; thou dost not uncover their nakedness. 
YLT Lev 18:10  'The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter: thou dost not uncover their nakedness; for theirs is thy nakedness. 
YLT Lev 18:11  'The nakedness of a daughter of thy father's wife, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister; thou dost not uncover her nakedness. 
YLT Lev 18:12  'The nakedness of a sister of thy father thou dost not uncover; she is a relation of thy father. 
YLT Lev 18:13  'The nakedness of thy mother's sister thou dost not uncover; for she is thy mother's relation. 
YLT Lev 18:14  'The nakedness of thy father's brother thou dost not uncover; unto his wife thou dost not draw near; she is thine aunt.
YLT Lev 18:15  'The nakedness of thy daughter-in-law thou dost not uncover; she is thy son's wife; thou dost not uncover her nakedness.
YLT Lev 18:16  'The nakedness of thy brother's wife thou dost not uncover; it is thy brother's nakedness. 
YLT Lev 18:17  'The nakedness of a woman and her daughter thou dost not uncover; her son's daughter, and her daughter's daughter thou dost not take to uncover her nakedness; they are her relations; it is wickedness.
Notice the word "flesh" in the beginning (Lev 18:6). This means that sexual relations with one's children are also prohibited, even though never explicitly stated. 

Please note that it is possible to have sexual relations with one's cousins and other far relatives. This is not considered incest by the Torah. 

Interestingly enough, Torah speak about history of incest and its role in humanity's history. Let's take a look:
YLT Gn 19:30 . And Lot goeth up out of Zoar, and dwelleth in the mountain, and his two daughters with him, for he hath been afraid of dwelling in Zoar, and he dwelleth in a cave, he and his two daughters. 
YLT Gn 19:31 And the first-born saith unto the younger,  'Our father is old, and a man there is not in the earth to come in unto us, as is the way of all the earth; 
YLT Gn 19:32 come, we cause our father to drink wine, and lie with him, and preserve from our father--a seed.' 
YLT Gn 19:33 And they cause their father to drink wine on that night; and the first-born goeth in, and lieth with her father, and he hath not known in her lying down, or in her rising up. 
YLT Gn 19:34 And it cometh to pass, on the morrow, that the first-born saith unto the younger,  'Lo, I have lain yesterday-night with my father: we cause him to drink wine also to-night, and go thou in, lie with him, and we preserve from our father--a seed.' 
YLT Gn 19:35 And they cause their father to drink wine on that night also, and the younger riseth and lieth with him, and he hath not known in her lying down, or in her rising up. 
YLT Gn 19:36 And the two daughters of Lot conceive from their father, 
YLT Gn 19:37 and the first-born beareth a son, and calleth his name Moab; he is father of Moab unto this day; 
YLT Gn 19:38 as to the younger, she also hath born a son, and calleth his name Ben-Ammi: he is father of the Beni-Ammon unto this day.
So, as you can see, the father of all inbreds and pedophiles was Lot. Lot was neither, but because of what his daughters did, he was not entitled to be blessed by God as Abraham was. Moreover, Lot became the father of two incestous and pedophilic nations, namely Moab and Amon. If you will look in my Interlinear Pentateuch, in Genesis 19:37-38, you will see that "Moab" means "from a father" and Ben-Ammi means "child of incest" or "inbred". These two are both definition for incest and pedophilia. So Torah basically says that there were two nations that practiced these things. At the end of days, at the messianic event, we will see these two nations again. They are already getting reborn as I will explain below...

But before I do, I want to finish with Moab and Amon...
YLT Deut 23:3  'An Ammonite and a Moabite doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah; even a tenth generation of them doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah--to the age; 
YLT Deut 23:4 because that they have not come before you with bread and with water in the way, in your coming out from Egypt, and because he hath hired against thee Balaam son of Beor, of Pethor of Aram-Naharaim, to revile thee; 
YLT Deut 23:5 and Jehovah thy God hath not been willing to hearken unto Balaam, and Jehovah thy God doth turn for thee the reviling to a blessing, because Jehovah thy God hath loved thee; 
YLT Deut 23:6 thou dost not seek their peace and their good all thy days--to the age.
These verses mean that Moabite child (child from a father) or Ammonite child (child of incestous relationship) may not be ever Hebrew or considered one. 

What is interesting in this passage that Incest and Pedophilia seemingly not mentioned as the reason for a curse, which is surprising considering the severity of the crime. Perhaps it was to allow situations as Adam and Chava... 

Anyway, it took me a while to figure it out, but I did it. The answer is in v. 4-5, namely that they were too selfish(did not greet/help fleeing Hebrews) and hateful (hired Balaam to seduce Hebrews). So as you can see, the crime of Incest and Pedophilia is usually due to selfishness and hate in those who commit it. Pretty obvious I think...

Now, about Pedophilia...

Torah obviously prohibits pedophilia. Usually because it involves incest or prostitution of some sort. In other words, most pedophiles are related to their victims or use their victims purely for personal, one way pleasure, without consideration for the child.

At the same time, Torah age-of consent is 13 for boys and when period starts for girls. If you having sex with someone that age or older, this would not be considered pedophilia according to the Torah laws. Even in the United States the laws are pretty uneven. For example, in many states like Washington or Vermont (or many others) the age of consent is 16, yet here in California age of consent is 18. Why am I a pedophile in California, yet law abiding citizen in Vermont? Obviously because age of consent in US is not based on anything, thus the problems. Torah does not have that issue as I explained above.

However, Torah is very just. There is a form of pedophilia that Torah allows. It is pedophilia for the purpose of marriage and creation of the family. This is colloquially known as "child bride". Torah, of'course, assumes that it would be a last resort solution and otherwise does not encourage or support that kind of relationships. But it is permissible under Torah law. There is no direct prohibition against sex with children, although it is implied in a way that I explained.

Otherwise, Torah considers pedophilia either incest or a form of prostitution, both of which are prohibited.

Lastly, I want to explain couple of things about pedophilia. This is by no mean a defence of pedophilia - just a statement of pure facts.
  • Peodphilia is ok for the purpose of marriage and creation of the family. Otherwise Torah clearly prohibits it. Such cases are extremely rare and do not apply to most pedophiles.
  • Most pedophiles do not harm children. Child rape is very rare, thank God, even among pedophiles.
  • Most children consent to sex with a pedophile. Once again, child rape is rare and any child is perfectly capable of consenting to sexual relations, albeit perhaps without complete awareness of consequences.
  • The main reason why pedophilia is the problem today are the modern women. Many men find today's women too promiscuous for them, so they turn to those who have that innocence they are looking for - to children. Not to mention that current witch-hunt and misunderstanding only makes pedophiles more desperate and force them commit more serious crimes.
  • It is ok to have pedosexual fantasies and desires. Pedosexual fantasy, pedosexual desires or even pedosexual orientation is not a crime. Just like with homosexuality, according to the Torah it only becomes a problem when you are doing it, not when you are thinking about it. So if you have pedo thoughts - it is ok. But do not let them consume you and make you act upon them. Remember that it is better to masturbate to some free child pornography on the internet than to actually go and destroy a life of an innocent child. Is five seconds of pleasure (that you can get by yourself or with adult woman) worth ruining someone's life??? I hope not! 
  • Easiest way to cure pedophilic urges and thoughts is either through masturabation or through consensual sex with an adult woman. Most people who engage in sex with children are not natural born pedophiles and can be reformed just like most homosexuals. Once again, it is about what you do, not about what you think or feel!
So as you can see, Torah prohibits almost all forms of incest and pedophilia, however there are permitted exceptions. So please be open-minded when you judging someone. Torah is absolutely just, so there is no need to label exceptions from these rules as criminal. However, I absolutely agree with most people and the Torah that in most cases Incest and Pedophilia are very bad and are prohibited.

I hope this clarifies this rather sensitive issue.

P.S. Jewish fairy-tale that Isaac married Rebecca when she was 3 is pathetic and wrong. Genesis clearly states that Rebecca could carry water jars and water the flock, so it means that she was at-least a teenager. Also, Torah says that Isaac was 40 when he took Rebekah, yet he only had children when he was 60, so there was ample time to wait even if Rebecca was underage. Once again, Jewish tradition perverts and screws up everything. Not to mention that Talmud allows sex with 3 years olds without any clarification ,which is a recipe to disaster and perhaps the cause of this horrible sexual abuse scandal that currently ravages in (ultra)orthodox communities. Read for details.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Laws of Divorce in the Written Torah

This is a very interesting subject. The problem is there is not much in the Written Torah about divorce procedure. But let's take a look:
YLT Gen 2:24 therefore doth a man leave his father and his mother, and hath cleaved unto his wife, and they have become one flesh.
As you can see, Torah defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. As far as I understand, Torah assumes that divorce is rare and done only in extreme situations. 

Usually, divorce is an issue due to the finances. Let's take a look at what husband is obligated to give to a wife when he divorces her...
YLT Gen 21:9 and Sarah seeth the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she hath borne to Abraham, mocking, 
YLT Gen 21:10 and she saith to Abraham,  'Cast out this handmaid and her son; for the son of this handmaid hath no possession with my son--with Isaac.' 
YLT Gen 21:11 And the thing is very wrong in the eyes of Abraham, for his son's sake;
YLT Gen 21:12 and God saith unto Abraham,  'Let it not be wrong in thine eyes because of the youth, and because of thy handmaid: all that Sarah saith unto thee--hearken to her voice, for in Isaac is a seed called to thee.
YLT Gen 21:13 As to the son of the handmaid also, for a nation I set him, because he is thy seed.' 
YLT Gen 21:14 . And Abraham riseth early in the morning, and taketh bread, and a bottle of water, and giveth unto Hagar (placing it on her shoulder), also the lad, and sendeth her out; and she goeth on, and goeth astray in the wilderness of Beer-Sheba;
As you can see, the first "divorce" mentioned in the Torah was rather strict. Abraham just pretty much kicked his concubine out of the house, leaving her only bread and a bottle of water. As you can see, no financial compensation was given to her. This is another example of Patriarchs violating the Torah before it was officially given.
YLT Gen 25:5 And Abraham giveth all that he hath to Isaac; 
YLT Gen 25:6 and to the sons of the concubines whom Abraham hath, Abraham hath given gifts, and sendeth them away from Isaac his son (in his being yet alive) eastward, unto the east country.
As you can see here, the same thing happened to other wives of Abraham. They received only minimal compensation. A gift in this case. Abraham was not paying them any alimony/child support e.t.c.

Let's look further...
YLT Deut 24:1 'When a man doth take a wife, and hath married her, and it hath been, if she doth not find grace in his eyes (for he hath found in her nakedness of anything), and he hath written for her a writing of divorce, and given it into her hand, and sent her out of his house, 
YLT Deut 24:2 and she hath gone out of his house, and hath gone and been another man's, 
YLT Deut 24:3 and the latter man hath hated her, and written for her a writing of divorce, and given it into her hand, and sent her out of his house, or when the latter man dieth, who hath taken her to himself for a wife:
YLT Deut 24:4  'Her former husband who sent her away is not able to turn back to take her to be to him for a wife, after that she hath become defiled; for an abomination it is before Jehovah, and thou dost not cause the land to sin which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee--an inheritance.
Here you see that no manner of compensation is mentioned. However, it may be due to the fact that something bad happened.

Another interesting verse are the Daughters of Zelophehad...
YLT Num 36:5 And Moses commandeth the sons of Israel, by the command of Jehovah, saying,  'Rightly are the tribe of the sons of Joseph speaking; 
YLT Num 36:6 this is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, To those good in their eyes let them be for wives; only, to a family of the tribe of their fathers let them be for wives; 
YLT Num 36:7 and the inheritance of the sons of Israel doth not turn round from tribe unto tribe; for each to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers, do the sons of Israel cleave. 
YLT Num 36:8 'And every daughter possessing an inheritance, of the tribes of the sons of Israel, is to one of the family of the tribe of her father for a wife, so that the sons of Israel possess each the inheritance of his fathers, 
YLT Num 36:9 and the inheritance doth not turn round from one tribe to another tribe; for each to his inheritance do they cleave, the tribes of the sons of Israel.' 
YLT Num 36:10 As Jehovah hath commanded Moses, so have the daughters of Zelophehad done, 
YLT Num 36:11 and Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, daughters of Zelophehad, are to the sons of their fathers'  brethren for wives; 
YLT Num 36:12 to men of the families of the sons of Manasseh, son of Joseph, they have been for wives, and their inheritance is with the tribe of the family of their father. 
YLT Num 36:13 These are the commands and the judgments which Jehovah hath commanded, by the hand of Moses, concerning the sons of Israel, in the plains of Moab, by Jordan, near Jericho.
As you can see, women are allowed to inherit and possess property, which means that in marriage, finances should be separate to prevent inheritance of one (tribe) going to another (tribe). This also means that a husband does not legally owe his wife anything, except for the Scroll of Divorce - the written statement of a fact.

There is an issue with children, but Torah covers it. Let's take a look:
YLT Num 36:5 . And Moses commandeth the sons of Israel, by the command of Jehovah, saying,  'Rightly are the tribe of the sons of Joseph speaking; 
YLT Num 36:6 this is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, To those good in their eyes let them be for wives; only, to a family of the tribe of their fathers let them be for wives; 
YLT Num 36:7 and the inheritance of the sons of Israel doth not turn round from tribe unto tribe; for each to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers, do the sons of Israel cleave. 
YLT Num 36:8  'And every daughter possessing an inheritance, of the tribes of the sons of Israel, is to one of the family of the tribe of her father for a wife, so that the sons of Israel possess each the inheritance of his fathers, 
YLT Num 36:9 and the inheritance doth not turn round from one tribe to another tribe; for each to his inheritance do they cleave, the tribes of the sons of Israel.' 
YLT Num 36:10 As Jehovah hath commanded Moses, so have the daughters of Zelophehad done, 
YLT Num 36:11 and Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, daughters of Zelophehad, are to the sons of their fathers'  brethren for wives; 
YLT Num 36:12 to men of the families of the sons of Manasseh, son of Joseph, they have been for wives, and their inheritance is with the tribe of the family of their father. 
YLT Num 36:13 These are the commands and the judgments which Jehovah hath commanded, by the hand of Moses, concerning the sons of Israel, in the plains of Moab, by Jordan, near Jericho.
As you can see here, if a wife had children from her previous marriage, she would be responsible to provide them with more inheritance than the children she might have with her current husband. This also confirms that finances must be separate, so this particular commandment can be kept.

In case of joint finances, they should be divided evenly or according to the contribution of each partner. This is why we are commanded to setup Judges (Deut 17:8-13) so they could judge civil cases like this. So while a husband is not obligated to give woman anything (it is not commanded or implied) there is an option for a woman to request financial compensation through the Judges. It even says that in the Torah (Exodus 21:22).

There is one more thing...
YLT Ex 21:7 'And when a man selleth his daughter for a handmaid, she doth not go out according to the going out of the men-servants; 
YLT Ex 21:8 if evil in the eyes of her lord, so that he hath not betrothed her, then he hath let her be ransomed; to a strange people he hath not power to sell her, in his dealing treacherously with her. 
YLT Ex 21:9 'And if to his son he betroth her, according to the right of daughters he doth to her. 
YLT Ex 21:10 'If another woman he take for him, her food, her covering, and her habitation, he doth not withdraw; 
YLT Ex 21:11 and if these three he do not to her, then she hath gone out for nought, without money.
The key verses here are Ex 21:10-11. As can be inferred from these verses, woman is entitled to compensation in a case if she is a slave. However, this clearly does not apply to free women. From this, we can come to a conclusion that in normal cases a husband would not owe anything to his wife.

These are my current thoughts. I will have to think about it more as I've never actually had to deal with this (thank God), so my experience is limited. I welcome you to share such life experiences here so we can see what would we do according to the Torah.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tutorial how to create your own Torah calendar

Here is a short and very easy tutorial to create Torah calendar. It is as easy as it was intended by the Torah, so even a small child could figure it out.

You will need Moon CalendarMoon Data for One Day,Equinox/Solstice table and empty calendar (I recommend Google Calendar). Open new (Google) calendar and begin filling out dates as explained below. I will use current, 2016, year as an example. 

Please remember that Hebrew days start in the evening. This means that if certain event happens before sunset, it is counted as current day. If certain event happens after sunset, we use the next day for the event.

Here are the steps:
  1. We need to determine the beginning of the New Year. According to Equinox table, spring Equinox falls on 03/20/2016. Put it in your calendar.
  2. Open Moon Calendar and find closest New Moon RIGHT AFTER Equinox. For this year, it is 04/07/2016. This means that 4th Gregorian Month is when 1st day happens.
  3. Find Full Moon of this Lunar Month. It is 04/21/2016 @ 10:23pm PDT. Like I warned above, this event happens after sunset, so Full Moon day is 22nd and not 21st. So write down Full Moon Shabbat on 04/22/2016
  4. Fill in other Phases of the Moon of this month. Thus, New Moon would fall on 04/08/2016, 1st Quarter would fall on 04/15/2016, 3rd Quarter would fall on 04/29/2016. Write all of these into the calendar. Basically, your Shabbat day is determined by the day on which all phases of the Moon line up.
  5. Last, 5th Shabbat of the month is trickier. You have to do Steps #3-4 for the next month again. You will see that New Moon of the 2nd Hebrew month would fall on 05/07/2016. We can have two Shabbats in a row, so there is no need to separate 5th Shabbat and the New Moon. This would put 5th Shabbat on 05/06/2016. This is Last Old Moon Shabbat or 5th Shabbat of the month. Write it down. If New Moon of the next month does not fall next to the 5th Shabbat, then we have months with 4 complete weeks and 1 incomplete. In this case, we have 4 complete weeks even, so no need to add incomplete weeks. 
  6. Repeat Steps 3 - 5 for other months. When connecting to the next or previous years, always use Equinox text described in Step #2
I hope this simple guide would help you in calculating and creating your own calendar for your own time zone and circumstances. 

I will add how to do other parts of the calendar, once I finish working on it. Stay tuned.

How to determine your birthday according to the Written Torah?

Here is an interesting question... how does one determine own birthday according to the Torah calendar? Torah calendar is based on the Sun and Moon, so we need to be able to convert from one system (traditional Gregorian or Hebrews calendar) to the other (Torah Sun-Moon system).

Here is the easy way to do it. You can use this method to create a calendar as well. This step-by-step tutorial will explain how to find the right date according to the Torah. 

In Torah calendar, dates move around due to the difference between Sun/Moon cycle, so your birthday will fall on different day according to the traditional calendars.

  1. You will need Moon calendar for any year. This is pretty good. And you will need Moon data for one day. Here is one.
  2. Let's say my birthday is on 08/02/1982. So, I open Moon calendar on that specific year and month and find the Moon Phase closest to my birthday. In my case it is Full Moon that falls on 08/04/1982. This means that my birthday day of the month is 13th (Full Moon 08/04 - 2 days = 13th 08/02)
  3. Now, we need to determine the month. This is also pretty easy but you have to be careful. To do this, we need to take a look at spring equinox. You will need this equinox table. In 1982 it was on March 20th, just like this year.
  4. Now you need to determine the 1st day of the first month of your birthday year. It is very easy. Just look at the equinox and take the closest New Moon that is RIGHT AFTER equinox. In my case it is 03/25/1982. 
  5. Now we need to count from 1st day of the 1st month of your birthday year to the 1st of the Month of your birthday month. This will tell us your birthday month according to the Torah calendar. In my case it is 5th Month (1st - 03/25, 2nd - 04/23, 3rd - 05/23, 4th - 06/21, 5th- 07/20). 
  6. That is it! Now you know that my birthday is on the 13th of the 5th Month according to the Torah. In my birthday year, it was 08/02/1982, but this year (2016) it will be on 08/15/2016.
  7. There is no way currently to tell a year from creation. As far as I can tell, humanity is at least 170 million years old, so the current year since creation should be around this number. Perhaps in the future we will develop means of calculating the year precisely.
Please remember to watch out for time when the day starts. In Torah system day starts at the evening. This means that event that happens before sunset is considered today and if after, it is the next day. For example, New Moon of the 3rd month in my example started at 9:40 PM PDT. Sunset on this day was at 7:54pm PDT. This means that New Moon day is the 23rd and not 22nd, because 9:40pm is a part of the next day(23), not the previous day(22).

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Comparing positioning of the Staves of the Ark of the Covenant

I made two 3D models to compare both ways of positioning the gold-plated staves of the Ark. Enjoy! I personally start going back to traditional design of staves along the long side. Seems more natural. Regardless, staves must be positioned in such a way that they make carrying the ark as easy and as naturally as possible. Staves must account for the balance of the Ark during transportation. Which way is it - I am not sure yet.

Exclusive Material: Is the Equinox the key?

I was re-reading arguments for and against Lunar Shabbat and I found an interesting fact. 

It appears that barley is never aviv before the equinox. This is so obvious, I do not know how I could not see it before.

Basically, plants have two stages, roughly speaking. Vegetative state is when the plant grows and flowering stage when the plant ripens. Plant switches between these stages based on the amount of sunlight it gets. To flower, plant needs 12 OR MORE HOURS of Sunlight. This is precisely what happens at equinox. Plants switch from vegetative state to flowering state. So aviv can't possibly ever happen before equinox.

If you are progressive as me, you would know what 12/12 and 18/6 cycles are...;) Well... it is the same thing. 12/12 - is equinox and 18/6 or 6/18 is solstice.

This means that THE 1ST New Moon RIGHT AFTER EQUINOX is the 1st day of the 1st Month.

Please note that I do not connect begining of the month with the equinox itself. I just say that equinox is the determining factor as opposed to barely sighting, because we only commanded to use Sun and Moon and NEVER barley. Ripening of barley is A SECONDARY CHECK. But we use major astronomical event (spring equinox) to determine the beginning of New Year. 

Just like Counting of Omer is not connected to summer solstice directly and just happens around this time, so is the beginning of the New Year is not connected to the equinox but only happens around this time.

This makes perfect sense to me. This way we are not worshiping the Sun or Moon and we do not need to check barley in Canaan. 

I think this is correct answer to this question.

P.S. Click here for some reliable information. According to this, barley harvest starts in Canaan at the end of April - beginning of May. Here is the quote:
"Both[wheat and barley] are sown as a rule, in November and the harvest starts around the end of April - the beginning of May. As stated, this year the first wheat and barley have been harvested not before mid of May in the Jordan Valley."
The reason stated is such:
Today we have to wait with the harvest until the grain is entirely dry which means a moisture content of 12-13% only. Otherwise the mechanical harvester does not perform a clean threshing and the grain cannot be stored without further drying. In the ancient times and even to-day with primitive methods the barley and wheat were harvested with a sickle and left on the land in sheaves for further drying. Therefor the crop could be harvested a couple of weeks earlier even if the barley would have been harvested with 20% moisture content. 
So, as you can see, my assumption are correct.

P.S. It can't be Equilux, because it is different for different locations. And we count from the New Moon, not 15th of the month(Full Moon) because ripening happens when cycle is 12/12 or more.

Why do we need slavery? Why Torah allows slavery?

Here is an interesting question: Why do we need slavery? Why Written Torah allows us to have slaves? Isn't it anti-life and anti-reason?

The answer is NO. Slavery is, unfortunately, a very important part of society. It is impossible to have a stable society and stable economy without slaves. You are welcome to run any basic economic simulation to see it with your own eyes. This is a matter of mathematics and reason.

First of all, I want to point out that Written Torah does not talk about American type of slavery. What Written Torah preaches is very different from what was done to African-American slaves in the United States. Torah never commands to humiliate or abuse a slave. In fact, slaves have many rights in the Torah that they are entitled to.

Secondly, slavery is a human condition, it is like alcohol, an unavoidable evil if you will. It is impossible not to have slavery because some people will do it anyway. This is why slavery should be legal because it would bring it out of the criminal domain and help both slaves and society. Prohibition never solved anything. Even God had to learn it the hard way ;)

Now, let's take a look at some of the laws that Written Torah provides:
  1. Genesis 24:2 Abraham's slaves were so great that they were pretty much in charge of the entire household. Abraham had very close, very trusting and intimate relationship with his slave.
  2. Exodus 20:2. Yahuah God is God of the former slaves. This is why we are reminded of our servitude right in the first commandment. Slaves are entitled to believe in One God. 
  3. Exodus 20:10 Slaves are entitled to a day of rest (Shabbat) just like free men.
  4. Exodus 12:44 Slaves are entitled to observe Passover just like free men, once they have been circumcised.
  5. Exodus 21:1-11 Slavery was temporary and would last only 7 years at the most for Hebrew slaves. Slaves were entitled to have a family and/or full coverage of housing, food, and other expenses. Hebrews slaves could not be sold to outsiders.
  6. Exodus 21:20 Slaves are people and there was blood-guilt for killing a slave. 
  7. Exodus 21:26 In some cases, a slave could've been freed for his injury inflicted by his master. So we were commanded to treat slaves with great respect.
  8. Leviticus 25:42 We were slaves so we are to treat our slaves like God treated us when He liberated us from Mizraim.
  9. Deut 15:12-18 Slaves were actually punished for refusing their freedom. This is opposite of American slavery.
  10. Deut 23:15-16 Slaves could not be given out of the asylum. If a slave ran away from his master, he could seek refuge with someone else and that person could not give him back to his owner. This is a great example where Torah is different on slavery and very contrary to the American slavery when they would give up runaway slaves.
There are many more verses that deal with slavery, both male and female. So as you can see, Torah does not say anything bad and does not really preach American-type of slavery. What Torah preaches is not really slavery but a form of employment or servitude. However, even if it still seems too inhumane, you have to remember that without slaves it is impossible to have a stable society and healthy economy.

And Written Torah does NOT say a word about the color of the skin. So slavery based on that is actually prohibited according to the Torah.

A person who works for minimum wage in a McDonalds is most certainly a slave. How is it different from what Torah proposes? Torah actually preaches much better conditions for slaves than some "free" people can ever have on their own here in the US. Some people would be actually very happy to be slaves according to the Torah laws.

This is why slavery, Torah-based slavery of'course, is absolutely normal and rational thing and there is nothing bad or immoral about it.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

3D and VR Model of the Ten Commandments of The Tabernacle Mishkan

Here is 3D model of the Ten Commandments Stone Tablets that were in the Ark of the Covenant. These tablets are called Covenant at Horeb and consist of 10 sayings or 10 commandments. The text of the commandments was written on both sides of the Tablets. One Tablet was exact duplicate of the other so there were technically 2 copies of the Covenant on 2 Tablets. This was done specifically to provide redundancy and to symbolize a contract between God and Man.

Entire Collection of all 3D and VR models of the Tabernacle Mishkan

Here are all 3D and VR models of the Tabernacle Mishkan and its furniture. Total of 9 models. Enjoy!

Copper Laver (Washer) of the Tabernacle 3D and VR model

This is a 3D and VR model of the Copper Laver (Washer) of the Tabernacle Mishkan. Laver is shown on its foot and filled with water.

Golden Lampstand Menorah 3D and VR model

This is the 3D and VR model of the golden Lampstand (Menorah) and its golden utensils.

Altar of Incense 3D and VR model

Here is the 3D and VR model of the Altar of Incense of the Tabernacle Mishkan. Shown are also 12 golden cups for the incense that were donated for the Tabernacle, as well as Aaron's copper censer.

Table of Shewbread 3D and VR model

Here is the 3D and VR model of the Table of Shewbread and its utensils. Showbread is also shown.

Altar of Burnt Offering 3D and VR model

Here is the 3D and VR model of the Copper Altar of Burnt Offering and its Utensils.

Why religion is evil and bad?

I want to talk about religion today. I want to make an emphasis on the fact that religion is evil and bad. Written Torah is not a religious book and it does not preach or promote any religion. Written Torah was MADE INTO a religion (three actually) by men and it has nothing to do with what is written in the Torah.

Let's take a look at definitions first. It is Merriam Webster dictionary. 

  • the belief in a god or in a group of gods
  • an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods
  • an interest, a belief, or an activity that is very important to a person or group
As you can see, religion requires BELIEF into something. Torah does not ever says to BELIEVE in God. It only says TO BELIEVE GOD. The existence of God and His Law (Written Torah) is not ever questioned. It is assumed and implied because it is obvious to any rational and reasonable person.
I do not believe in God. I KNOW and UNDERSTAND that God exists and I know and understand God, what He wants and what He is all about.

Do you believein Mathematics? Physics? Chemistry? No, you know or understand it. Same case with the Written Torah. You not supposed to believe in it, you supposed to know and understand it.

Religion, on the other hand, requires usually blind belief in something. This is not the case with the Written Torah because Torah does not say anything that would require one to believe or have faith. Torah is the truth, scientific truth, so any logical and rational person would understand that it is not religion.

Religion is a form of control over society and it is not very efficient to say the least. Written Torah does not preach Theocracy. Written Torah preaches Scientific Monotheism. Where did everyone got the idea that Written Torah is a lie and a fairy tale? Written Torah can't be disproven, so I do not understand why so many people deny it? I mean, I understand that most people who do not believe in God or Torah were simply misled or lied to by religion about these things. However, I am pretty sure that with proper interpretation, Written Torah would make sense to everyone.

So, as you can see, Lenin was right. Religion is the opium for the masses. This is not good and we must eradicate religion from our society and our life.

I think, freedom of religion that we have here in the US is damaging our society. This amendment should be voted out and changed. We should not allow ANY religion, because it is pure and simple brainwashing for those who are not capable of understanding Written Torah by themselves. I hope, one day, American people would do the right thing and completely eradicate religion from their society forever.

Friday, April 8, 2016

3D and VR model of the Ark of The Covenant

Here is the Ark of the Covenant 3D and VR model. Please note the four legs at the corners and the proper Cherubim on the Mercy Seat.

Wooden Framework of the Tabernacle (Mishkan) in 3D and VR

Here is another useful 3D and VR model of mine. It shows the wooden framework of the Tabernacle (Mishkan).

I made this model to show off the thickness of the Tabernacle walls and hollow pillars and corner-boards. This what made Tabernacle portable yet beautiful.


Thursday, April 7, 2016

My Tabernacle Mishkan 3D and VR Model

Finally, there are web sites that allow 3D and VR model hosting so I can share with you my models. Enjoy!

Here is the direct link to a model:

What is the Problem? Why this Blog?

I've created one more page to explain why I've created this blog and what is my problem with Judaism. This article should clarify everything to you. Here is the link to a page itself. Please share this important information and my blog. Thank you.


The reason I started this blog is because I could not find any decent explanation of the Tabernacle. I thought that visual representation of the Tabernacle Mishkan can help many people. I was not wrong :)

The reason why there was nothing about the Tabernacle, description of which ironically takes up couple of books of in Torah, because Hebrews (Jews) have forgotten about it completely and replaced it with some Temple in Jerusalem and the whole new Torah - Oral Torah or Talmud. The Babylonian Talmud (Talmud Bavli) literally means "Babylonian Teaching". Why did we replace Moses's Teaching(Written Torah) with Babylonian one??? Who did it? Who continues to do it? On what authority and what basis???

As I have said numerous times, there is no oral torah, no Temple, and Jerusalem is never mentioned in the Written Torah ANYWHERE. In fact, Torah says:
YLT Deut 12:5 but unto the place which Jehovah your God doth choose out of all your tribes to put His name there, to His tabernacle ye seek, and thou hast entered thither,
As you can see, we are explicitly commanded to come to A PLACE which He shall choose OUT OF ALL OUR TRIBES. So it can be ANY place and that place CHANGES all the time because Tabernacle Mishkan is a movable structure that was designed to move all the time. And it is Tabernacle ONLY and not some unmovable Temple made out of stone.

As I was learning more about Judaism and Torah over the last 10 years, I've realized that Hebrews (Jews), or more specifically, their leaders (rabbis/descendants of pharisees) have completely corrupted the Torah. What we have is not what Moses had. Hebrews (Jews) screwed up everything: Dietary Laws(kashrut), Shabbat, Calendar, Passover, Counting of Omer, e.t.c e.t.c.

So when you considering traditional opinions, be extremely careful, because they are usually wrong.
And do not trust any fringe Jewish sects either. Karaites or Samaritans do not follow the Written Torah. They say they do, but it is a lie.

For example, when I realized that Calendar is based on the Moon (Shabbat in particular), I was not even surprised because I was expecting it. If they screwed up everything else, why not the Calendar or Shabbat??? So, yeah. The situation with Judaism is very very sad.

This is why I started this blog. To educated people in the true Law of God, His Written Torah, Law of Moses. And I am here to explain everything about the Tabernacle Mishkan, because it is the ONLY ETERNAL TRUE DWELLING OF YAHUAH, OUR GOD!!!

I hope you will enjoy my work. Thank you for reading.

Happy New Year, Happy First of the Month (Rosh Chodashim)

Today begins Young Moon Shabbat. 

Colloquially we call it New Moon of the 1st Month of the New Year. Today is the true Hebrew New Year as Written Torah commands. 

So-called Rosh HaShanah is NOT New Year, but rather a middle of the year.

This was rather short week. Only one work day. This is because there is a day between Old Moon and Young Moon. The day between them, when there is no Moon is a true astronomical new moon and it is not shabbat.

Shabbat begins tonight 04/07/2016 at 7:20pm PDT and ends tomorrow evening 04/08/2016 @ 7:20pm PDT. This Shabbat falls on the 1st Day of the 1st Month. New Year and Passover Month. You should see the first(new) crescent of the Moon tonight.

Today we blow Shofar as per Numbers 10:10. You can listen to Shofar on my blog (see right-side toolbar on main page).

Click here to see article with the calendar. 

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Exclusive Material: Correct reading of the 4th commandment

If you are familiar with my work, you know that I clearly state that the only work prohibited on Shabbat is WORK OF SLAVERY! 

The reason why our text reads different is because it was intentionally edited to make the reading more strict to prevent violation of the Shabbat. As I stated also, Hebrews had problems with Shabbat starting from Nehemiah time (Nehemiah 13:15, 19). 

Such position is also based on the fact that text is inconsistent when describing what is prohibited on Shabbat and Holy Meetings. I.e work vs. all work vs. all servile work. e.t.c.

So, let's take a look at how 4th commandment should really read like. It is Exodus 20:8-11. Changes are in the bold. 
Remember a day of the Rest, to hallow it. Six days you shall be a slave, and do all your work; and a day the seventh is rest unto Yahuah, your God, not you shall do any work (of slavery), you, and your son, and your daughter, your male-slave, and your female-slave, and your beast, and your sojourner who is in your gates; for six days was making Yahuah the Heavens and the Earth, the Sea, and All which is in them, and He ceased in a day the seventh; therefore blessed Yahuah a Day of the Rest, and hallowed it.
Now, let's take a look at Deuteronomy 5:12-15, because it really makes sense there:
Guard a day of the shabbat to keep it holy how instructed you Yahuah, your God. Six days you shall be a slave and do all your work. And day the seventh rest to Yahuah, your God. Not you shall do any work (of slavery). You, and your son, and your daughter, and your male-slave and your female-slave, and your bull, and your donkey, and all your beasts, and your sojourner who is in your gates. So that shall rest your male-slave and your female-slave like you. And you remember that a slave you became in a land of Egypt, and bringing you forth Yahuah, your God, from there by a hand steadfast and by an outstretched arm. Therefore, instructed you Yahuah, your God to do a day of the rest.
As you can see from Deuteronomy verses, "work (of slavery)"(melakha avodah) fits perfectly with "and you remember that a slave you became...". Once you put the word "slavery" in the commandment, it starts making perfect sense.

So as you can see, our text is absolutely corrupted. It is possible to restore it, but it would require cooperation of all Hebrews/Jews. This is not a work for me (one man).

Of Course, since I am adding to the Torah here, I can't publish it officially, but I figured a post that touches this subject may help some people. My 10 Commandments page reflects unchanged reading. But I am 99% sure that "all work of slavery" was the original reading.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Does God have a wife?

Here is an interesting question: does God have a wife? 

To answer this question, let's take a look at some verses first:
YLT Gen 1:26 And God saith,  'Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over fish of the sea, and over fowl of the heavens, and over cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that is creeping on the earth.' 
YLT Gen 1:27 And God prepareth the man in His image; in the image of God He prepared him, a male and a female He prepared them. 
YLT Gen 2:18 . And Jehovah God saith,  'Not good for the man to be alone, I do make to him an helper--as his counterpart.' 
YLT Gen 2:21 . And Jehovah God causeth a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he sleepeth, and He taketh one of his ribs, and closeth up flesh in its stead.
YLT Gen 2:22 And Jehovah God buildeth up the rib which He hath taken out of the man into a woman, and bringeth her in unto the man; 
YLT Gen 2:23 and the man saith,  'This is the proper step! bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh!'  for this it is called Woman, for from a man hath this been taken; 
YLT Gen 2:24 therefore doth a man leave his father and his mother, and hath cleaved unto his wife, and they have become one flesh. 
YLT Gen 2:25 And they are both of them naked, the man and his wife, and they are not ashamed of themselves.
YLT Gen 5:1 This is an account of the births of Adam: In the day of God's preparing man, in the likeness of God He hath made him; 
YLT Gen 5:2 a male and a female He hath prepared them, and He blesseth them, and calleth their name Man, in the day of their being prepared.
As you can see, God has both male and female component (Gen 1:27). However, unlike man (Gen 2:18) God does not need a physical partner, because God is perfect, meaning He is both (male and female) at the same time. 

Also, God clearly does not need a woman, because she is never mentioned, yet Sons of God are mentioned(Genesis 6:1-4). This probably means that God created His sons Himself, just like He created Adam(Human).

Deuteronomy 6:4 is absolutely explicit about oneness of God, which is another reason for why He does not have a wife and rules the universe alone. 

This is not the army!

One wrong concept that traditional Judaism(or any other religion for this matter) teaches, that everyone should observe the Torah the same way: dress the same, pray the same, e.t.c.

This is, of course, is where religion fails. Written Torah DOES NOT command that and assumes different position on this matter.

Sure, it would be great if we all acted like one. This would be a perfect unity. Unfortunately, it is simply impossible due to human factor.

Secondly, Written Torah speaks about 13 tribes, which means there are at least 13 ways to observe the Torah.

For example, Levitical tribe was commanded to do the slaughters and work in the Tabernacle. Other tribes were not commanded that, they were commanded to bring the slaughters. So as you can see, each tribe here had a different function, yet both tribes in this example were righteous before God and did not violate any of the Written Torah, even though the rituals were different.

So is with the other tribes. Each tribe was observing some things from the Written Torah as they saw fit.

Do not get me wrong. Some things were the same for everyone, like the Shabbat or Yom Kippur for example. However, minor things and traditional things were allowed to be different. 

If you look at the blessings of Jacob(Gen 49) and Moses(Deut 33), you will see that each tribe lived differently and was commanded to do different things. 

This means that Torah support individuality to a certain, reasonable extent and does not assume that we should be like in the army: dress all the same, talk all the same, e.t.c

So, if you feel like that traditional clothing is not for you, do not be afraid and change it. Torah does not mind at all. Or, if you want to use different colors (except blue) for your tefillin, you can also do so.

I hope now you understand that Written Torah is different from any possible religion and allows each person to express his individuality(to a certain degree) as he chooses.

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