Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Simple Torah Reading Plan

An easy way to incorporate daily reading into your schedule and read the Torah around twice a year. This is an alternative to the rabbinic Torah portion and allows us to keep Torah more on our minds every day and allows us to devote more focus when we do read.

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[Aleksandr Sigalov:] I would also mention listening to the Torah. We are required to listen to the entire Written Torah before the Shabbat year on Sukkot! See Deuteronomy 31:10-13. 

You can find Written Torah recordings in English and Russian on my right sidebar or in the "What is Written Torah?" section.

3 Problems with the Rabbinic Oral Law

Many rabbinic Jews have the belief that an oral law was given to accompany the written Torah. We'll discuss some points against the oral law and against the practice of rabbinic enactments, including discussion of the Hebrew word "torah", references to the written Torah in the text, and common-law enforcement of rabbinic rulings.

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[Aleksandr Sigalov:] Please note that ONLY Levites have the authority to interpret the Written Torah. Also, the Judges that Torah is talking about were assigned by the Levites, so a judge who is not assigned by the Levites is an impostor! Word or position of the "rabbi" is never found in the Torah!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Yom Kippur 2017 - Correct Yom Kippur date

In 2017, Yom Kippur begins at sunset of September 27th and ends at sunset September 28th.

Please note that this is the 8th of the 7th month! Not 10th! So correct Yom Kippur date is September 28th this year.

The main reason why Yom Kippur is on the 8th is the Genesis 1:14 which states that all Appointments (Moedim) should be indicated by sun and/or moon. The only available phase of the moon in the 7th lunar month is the 8th as all others are taken by other Holy Meetings.

Information about why correct Yom Kippur is on the 8th can be found here.

This post is the early reminder for people to prepare.

Below is the calendar that shows Yom Kippur month!

And here is the ultimate sign of Yom Kippur:

The list of top 10 most horrible Rabbinic lies

I've decided to create a list with all lies that Rabbis and other religious leaders feed to the unsuspecting public. These lies a prevalent through EVERY sect of Judaism. It does not matter if it is Reform Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism or Karaite Judaism or Samaritan Judaism, the lies are pretty much the same. This is because rabbis do not want to give up power and authority that they have seized from Levites, the true priests of God. They do not want Jewish people returning to the true Torah because it would put them out of business.

I hope this list will give you the big picture of what is going on in Judaism and with Jews. Click here to see top 10 most common lies.

Friday, February 24, 2017

New Audio recordings of the Torah and the Calendar!

Just wanted to direct your attention to the links I have posted on the right sidebar and on the "What is Written Torah?" page and on "Correct Hebrew Calendar" page and my MLT project.

Three recordings as well as special universal player are available.

First recording is the Masoretic Text of the Written Torah in English and Russian. English version is CLV translation and Russian version is ROC translation. However, I replaced the Name of God with the correct one - Yahuah. In English version you will also hear "Elohim" as well.

Second recording is that of my Modern Literal Torah translation, book of Genesis. Now you can listen to my translation in English and Russian.

Third recording is that of my Correct Hebrew Calendar article. Calendar article is pretty long, so I figured an audio recording of the Calendar would help to digest the information presented there more easily.

All these recordings were created by the computer. Sorry I could not read this all myself - this would be a tremendous task. Thank God, modern Text to speech software is pretty good so the recordings came out well.

Downloads are available as well through indicated links.

We are required to listen to the Entire Written Torah before the Shabbat year on Sukkot (Deuteronomy 31:10-13). However, what I personally do is listen to the entire recording of the Written Torah (sometimes twice) on Yom Kippur. This helps me to know the text better, helps me to refresh my memory and also helps me spend the time on Yom Kippur.

Anyway, listen and enjoy!

P.S. Copyright is mine but you are welcome to use it without my permission for noncommercial or educational or personal use.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

What Does "Sabbath" Literally Mean?

What does the Hebrew word "shabbat" mean, and what might it imply about the commandment? The definition of the word reaffirms what the biblical command already tells us to do on that day.

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[Aleksandr Sigalov:] Please note that the word Shabbat refers only to WORK OF A SLAVE! All other work is ALLOWED on Shabbat like cooking.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Are We Just to "Shamar" the Commands?

Does the Creator only desire that we "observe" or "keep" His commandments? We'll look at the Hebrew word "shamar" and some relevant passages in exploring this belief. We will also be discussing the Hebrew word "asaw" and its usage with "shamar". 

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Exclusive Material: Should we wait for Messiah and Messianic age?

This is the most horrible lie of Judaism, no matter which sect you take..Rabbinic, Karaite, Samaritan...

Here is why...

Messiah properly means "the anointed one". The only messiah that Written Torah speaks of is Aaron, the High Priest. Messiah, Aaron, was anointed by a prophet - Moses (i.e Exodus 28:41). What does this mean?

It means that in the end of days there will be a nation (Egypt or Mizraim) that will enslave Hebrews and the man like Moses, who is a prophet, will come and redeem Hebrews from slavery. This is the only possible messianic scenario. This is what Written Torah talks about. 

So when you thinking about Messianic age, forget all the fairy tales you have heard and remember Exodus.

Why this is important? Because if you will read Written Torah carefully, you will see that ALL but 4 Hebrews who left Mizraim perished in the desert due to their corruption and disobedience of God!
This means that over 600000 men have perished in 40 years of wandering! God said Himself in Numbers 32:9-13, Deuteronomy 1:34-40 that He will destroy "this evil generation" or generation of Mizraim or Messianic generation!

So when you hear rabbis lying to you about Messiah and Messianic age, remember that they want another Holocaust! They want messiah because they do not want to do anything themselves! THEY WANT MESSIAH BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT TO TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS! They want someone to come and do all the dirty work for them! This is not how it works and there is HUGE price to pay for witnessing the Messiah and Messianic age!

So I hope that Messiah NEVER COMES !!! I hope we, Jews, will be smart enough to recognize what we have done and what is waiting for us if we do not return to God and His Written Torah !!!

Therefore, if you do not want another Holocaust that will be sanctioned by God Himself, DO NOT WAIT FOR MESSIAH !!! RETURN TO THE WRITTEN TORAH AND GOD !!! ABANDON EVERYTHING YOU KNOW AND CONCENTRATE ONLY ON THE WRITTEN TORAH !!!

Messiah and Messianic age means Holocaust for us, so WE MUST NOT LET IT HAPPEN!

P.S. Honestly, the situation with Jews and Judaism is so dire that I am not sure that anything can be done... I do my best but I am just one person. However, I hope that my efforts, no matter how small, will help to return my brothers back to God and Written Torah. Evil thrives only when good men are silent. So you can help me by sharing and spreading information presented on this blog. Share buttons are on the left (top on mobile).

Exclusive Material: Did rabbis help to preserve the Jews?

The answer to this question is ABSOLUTELY NOT !!!

Once Pharisees completely usurped power from the Levites at the end of the 2nd Temple period, Jews got permanently exiled from the land and we have been in exile for 2000 years ever since.

Thanks to rabbis (descendants of the Pharisees) we have been almost destroyed and the whole world consistently have been hating us over the last 2000 years.

Think about it! There are only 14 millions Jews and 300 millions Russian and Americans and 1 billion Muslims, Indians and Chinese. Jews are almost non existent. It was even worse after the Holocaust!

This is what rabbis have really done for the Jews! It was the worst thing that could've happened to us!

Rabbis consistently lie to the Jewish people and perpetuate their fairy tales about the temple and messiah, none of which are in the Written Torah !!! They have consistently led Jewish people away from Written Torah and the Tabernacle!

The most disgusting thing about rabbis is that they not only lie and do not know what they are talking about, they also impede work of many wise and capable people like me who do understand Written Torah. Rabbis consistently told their followers not to listen to logic and reason and wait for some messiah, instead of doing whatever is possible to return to God and His Written Torah! This is so disgusting and pathetic that I do not have words to describe what I feel in my heart toward these cowards and their cult!

Rabbinical system clearly does not work because if it did we would not be in exile and other people would not hate us! They had 2000 years to show that it works! It doesn't! Is it not enough already?

This is why we need to give the power back to the Levites and we must abandon all rabbinic works and return to the Written Torah ONLY !!!

Do not believe rabbis, do not give them money, power or any respect! They have ruined countless lives and thanks to them we are still in exile!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Relationships with Non-Observers

What should we do if we're in a relationship with someone who does not observe the Torah? We discuss observations, patterns, and perceptual/thinking issues I have witnessed in relationships between a Torah-observer and a non-observer, especially in a marriage or significant-other-type relationship. These are things to be mindful of if you could possibly be in such a situation. We need to be very cautious and also be cautious with our own thinking on the issue.

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Status Update

Dear thedeserttabernacle.com readers,

This has been a great season for me! I have produced and published a lot of Exclusive Materials, so make sure you check it out if you have not already.

As you can tell, I post in seasons now. My season happens during first three Gregorian months. This year I am up to almost 70 posts so far, which is pretty good considering other years when it was pretty slow.

I have posted all material I had for this Gregorian year, so I will not be posting anything else until 2018. The only content that I will post will be my Moon observations, posts/videos of my friends about Torah and other minor stuff.

Next year I want to concentrate on the Slaughters / Offerings. I already have a section for it so check it out. There is only 1 post there so far but still.

Another good news is that I am almost at the million page views which is quite an accomplishment, considering how few people are interested in this stuff. Please help me get to 2 million page views quicker by spreading the word about my site. Please use share buttons on the left(top on mobile) to share posts that you like. This really helps.

And last but not least, I will be very grateful for any donation received. Running this blog is quite expensive so I would really appreciate any help with it. So far, I have been paying for everything mostly myself so once again, any help will be very much appreciated.

Thank you very much.

I hope you continue to visit and enjoy my blog!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Should Torah-Observers have Good Year Tires?

Good Year Tires admittedly have representations of a god's foot molded onto their exterior facings. Graven and cast images of gods are problematic by Torah standards. We will discuss a relevant passage, a thought experiment regarding graven image commands, the problem in question, and some options to resolve it.

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[Aleksandr Sigalov:] Please note that my friend is wrong about the grinder option. If you grind off the image you are doing exactly what Torah warns against - desiring its "silver and gold". So the only option is to replace such tires. Do not try to cheat God!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Yet another reason why Yom Kippur is on the 8th of the 7th month and NOT the 10th!

Here is another reason for you to consider for why Yom Kippur is on the 8th and not on the 10th of the 7th month.

Let's take a look at the burnt offering required for Yom Kippur:
YLT Num 29:7 'And on the tenth of this seventh month a holy convocation ye have, and ye have humbled your souls; ye do no work; 
YLT Num 29:8 and ye have brought near a burnt-offering to Jehovah, a sweet fragrance, one bullock, a son of the herd, one ram, seven lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones they are for you, 
YLT Num 29:9 and their present, flour mixed with oil, three-tenth deals for the bullock, two-tenth deals for the one ram, 
YLT Num 29:10 a several tenth deal for the one lamb, for the seven lambs,
YLT Num 29:11 one kid of the goats, a sin-offering; apart from the sin-offering of the atonements, and the continual burnt-offering, and its present, and their libations.
Now, let's take a look at other Torah offerings and see if we can find a similar one:
YLT Num 29:35 'On the eighth day a restraint ye have, ye do no servile work; 
YLT Num 29:36 and ye have brought near a burnt-offering, a fire-offering, a sweet fragrance, to Jehovah; one bullock, one ram, seven lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones; 
YLT Num 29:37 their present, and their libations, for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, in their number, according to the ordinance; 
YLT Num 29:38 and one goat, a sin-offering; apart from the continual burnt-offering, and its present, and its libation.
So, as you can see, this is undoubtful evidence that Yom Kippur was originally on the 8th day of the 7th month, not on the 10th like we have it now!

This is so sad and frustrating. The level of blatant editing of the text by rabbis is simply unbelievable. The only thing that calms me down is the knowledge that whoever digs a pit will fall in it, meaning that rabbis felt victims to their own evil plan and now they themselves believe into incorrect information that they have made up to deceive the nations.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Kosher Concern: Waxed Produce

Many fruits and vegetables are waxed, even ones you would not expect (even potatoes). Some of these waxes are derived from unclean animals. We will discuss the scope of waxing, the issue of kosher certified produce, and some alternative possibilities.

Mixing Meat and Dairy: Does the Torah Forbid it?

Does the Torah prohibit eating meat and dairy together? What does the text of the law say? What insights might we also gain from other manuscripts?

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Exclusive Material: Explanation of the Jubilee Years system

How long is Jubilee cycle? 

The answer is Jubilee is exactly 50 years with 7 cycles of 7 years! It is 50 years from Jubilee to Jubilee.

This is because there are exactly 50 years between 7 Shabbats of years, just like there are 8 days between two Shabbats, even though the week is only 7 days.

Let's look at the difficulty that traditional sources encounter due to misunderstanding of this simple rule above

And here is an excerpt from Wikipedia about issues with the Jubilee: 
An example of the textual argument is given by North in his comparison of Leviticus 23:15-16 with Leviticus 25:8-11. The first passage establishes the timing, in days, for the Festival of Weeks (Shavuot), while the second prescribes the timing, in years, for the Jubilee.[33] In the first passage, the start of counting for the Festival of Weeks is said to be "the day after the Sabbath" (mimaharat ha-shabat, Leviticus 23:15), and is to end "the day after the seventh Sabbath" (mimaharat ha-shabat ha-sheviyit, Leviticus 23:16). These seven weeks would constitute 49 days in most modern methods of reckoning.  
Nevertheless, verse 16 says that they are to be reckoned as 50 days. This method of reckoning (sometimes called "inclusive numbering") is fairly common in Scripture; for example, the Feast of Tabernacles is to last for seven days (Leviticus 23:34-36), but the last day is called the eighth day (v. 36). North found this comparison between Leviticus 23 (Feast of Weeks) and Leviticus 25 (Jubilees) to be "the strongest possible support for the forty-ninth year"[33] as the Jubilee year. His conclusion that the Jubilee was identical with the seventh Sabbatical year was followed by Lefebvre, for this as well as additional reasons.[34]  
The consideration that the Jubilee was identical with the seventh Sabbatical year solves the various practical problems, as also addressed by these authors. If the Jubilee were separate from, and following the seventh Sabbatical year, then there would be two fallow years in succession. Lefebvre points out, however, that there is no support in Scripture for two voluntary fallow years in succession, even though some have misinterpreted Leviticus 25:21-22 as if this refers to a Jubilee year following a Sabbatical year, which is not the sense of the passage. Lefebvre shows that this cannot be the case because planting is mentioned for the eighth year; it is the year after a Sabbath, a year in which planting and harvesting resume.[35] 
Another practical problem that would occur if the Jubilee cycle were 50 years is that, after the first cycle, the Jubilee and Sabbatical cycles would be out of phase unless the seventh Sabbatical cycle was stretched to eight years. But Scripture gives no instructions for making such an adjustment. Instead, it is assumed that the two cycles will always be in phase so that the shofar can be sounded in the seventh year of the seventh Sabbatical cycle.[36]  
In contrast, the consideration that the Jubilee year is an intercalated year separate and distinct from the Sabbatical cycles resolves an issue of the requirement for observation of the Torah of both Leviticus 25:3 and Leviticus 25:11. For in the former passage, the command is that sowing and pruning must occur for 6 consecutive years, whereas in the latter, the command is to neither sow, nor reap nor gather from untended vines in the Jubilee year. If the Jubilee year is the 50th year as confirmed by Leviticus 25:10-11, it must necessarily be a separate year from the first 49 years comprising the whole of the first seven Sabbatical cycles, therefore it cannot be identical with the seventh Sabbatical year as 49 does not equal 50. Were the Jubilee year to be considered identical with year 1 of the following Sabbatical cycle, the requirement of observing 6 consecutive years of sowing and pruning could not be observed as only 5 years would therefore be available for sowing and reaping, not the specified six as Leviticus 25:3 requires.
As you can see, some commentators did indeed produced the correct solution, they just did not know how to explain it. 

Here is the diagram of how the Jubilee system works:

Blue circles - Jubilee years
Green circles - Shabbat years
Blank circles - regular years

Basically, we start our count from Shabbat year, since Shabbat cycle of 7 years can't be by itself (it has to be preceded by the Shabbat year). This way we get exactly 50 years between Jubilee and Jubilee. In other words, we count 50th Shabbat year as a Jubilee year at the same time. Please note that there are 49 years from 1st regular year until 50th Jubilee year.

This way, the system works and does not drift like in traditional interpretations.

So, as you can see, it is always important to remember that it is exactly 8 days (not 7) between Shabbat and Shabbat. And in Torah calendar system we ALWAYS COUNT FROM SHABBAT TO SHABBAT !!! We do not start counting events from anything other but Shabbat. This way, all holy days and years fit together very nicely.

It is interesting to note traditional notion that there is a connection between Jubilee and Counting of Omer. This is indeed true and this is exactly where I got my idea and my solution from. Counting of Omer also lasts 50 days (from Shabbat to Shabbat). There are 50 days between 7 Shabbats of the Counting of Omer. Similarly, we have 50 years between Shabbat year and Shabbat year, 50 years between Jubilee and Jubilee.

I hope now it is clear that Jubilee is 50 years long - not 49 years long !!!

Exclusive Material: Where and when did they change original Yom Kippur date?

Let's look at this crime scene of blatant Torah editing by rabbis and see if we can find clues or at least get a picture of what happened, what was changed and when it happened.

The 10th of the 7th month is mentioned in two places:
YLT Num 29:7  'And on the tenth of this seventh month a holy convocation ye have, and ye have humbled your souls; ye do no work; 
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 23:32 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.'
YLT Lv 25:9 and thou hast caused a trumpet of shouting to pass over in the seventh month, in the tenth of the month; in the day of the atonements ye do cause a trumpet to pass over through all your land; 
As you can see, the text was changed in three places. As usual, only one word was changed. The rest of the text appears to be original and unchanged. So, how it should look like to make sense? Like so:

YLT Num 29:7  'And on the eighth of this seventh month a holy convocation ye have, and ye have humbled your souls; ye do no work;  
YLT Lv 23:27  'Only--on the eighth 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 23:32 It is a sabbath of rest to you, and ye have humbled yourselves in the seventh of the month at even; from evening till evening ye do keep your sabbath.'
YLT Lv 25:9 and thou hast caused a trumpet of shouting to pass over in the seventh month, in the eighth of the month; in the day of the atonements ye do cause a trumpet to pass over through all your land;

This is how correct text should look like. As you can see, rabbis were very sneaky in changing the text, so always use logic and critical analysis to make conclusion about the Torah. DO NOT RELY ON THE TEXT ALONE !!!

Now, when it was changed? My Trilinear Pentateuch shows that MT=SP=DSS. I've also checked Kennicott and I did not find any traces there either. This means that this change occurred before 2nd Temple Period. Most likely during Babylonian exile. Number 10 has huge meaning in Babylonian culture and in Rabbinic Temple culture, so it is not surprising that they chose this date, which is absolutely meaningless from Written Torah perspective. 

Also, as you can notice from Lev 23:32 and Lev 25:9, these verses were definitely changed to hide the original Shabbat system and support incorrect Babylonian-Pharisaic dogma of 7th day Shabbat.

There is a theory that states that Pharisees did not want goyim (nations/gentiles) to have the Written Torah, so they have intentionally changed the scrolls before the destruction of the 1st Temple. However, even once gentiles had Septuagint it was already too late so they did not have a correct copy either. Not to mention that Pharisees continued to make changes to the Torah text that can be seen by comparing any modern Masoretic Torah scroll with original greek Septuagint. So sometimes even translation can help us restore the truth. 

As I said, one of my arguments against the 10th is the reason for the date. The 10th is not significant and nothing really happened on the 10th in the Torah. 

The 8th, however, is significant. As you can see from Yom Kippur description, even from the verses quoted above, Yom Kippur is the Holy Meeting and the Shabbat Shabbaton, so it has gotta fall on one of the major Moon phases, it has gotta have a sign since it is a very special day. Since the only available Moon phase in the 7th month is the 8th, we have no choice to admit that the 8th is the correct date. Look at the moon on the 8th and on the 10th. What makes more sense to make a Yom Kippur date?!? Of'course the 8th!

Also, if you search the Torah text for the word "eighth", you will notice that the 8th day has direct connection with sin-offerings and cleansing from sin. So as you can see the 8th seem to be correct date for Yom Kippur.

So, once again, DO NOT TRUST THE TEXT ALONE !!! It may mislead you. The text as we have it is most certainly corrupted so use logic and common sense when reading the Written Torah.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Correct Yom Kippur date

Original Yom Kippur date is the 8th of the 7th lunar month. This is what Torah originally intended. Please see this post for more details.

Once again, this post is to remind everyone that Yom Kippur DOES NOT happen on the 10th, but rather on the 8th of the 7th lunar month. 

Yom Kippur falls on the 1st Quarter Shabbat of the 7th lunar month. Half-moon Yom Kippur Shabbat is to remind us about our sins. Perhaps half-moon symbolizes division between sin (dark side) and good deeds (light side). Very symbolic imho.

So, do not forget that Yom Kippur is on the 8th and not 10th of the 7th lunar month.

We celebrate correct Yom Kippur from sunset of the 7th day of the 7th lunar month until sunset of the 8th day of the 7th lunar month.

Samaritan Pentateuch: Is it worth a look?

Is the Samaritan Pentateuch simply an edited Torah to justify a particular observance (as often rumored), or is there more to it? Does it have value as a manuscript for study? We'll talk about the infamous 10th/11th commandment, the early mention of future prophets, the Tabernacle description, and boiling a kid in its mother's milk.

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[Aleksandr Sigalov:] Please see my Tri-linear Pentateuch that shows all three witnesses compared. 

Also, Samaritan Pentateuch is the best available proof that the text of the Torah had been extensively edited and can't be trusted due to intentional corruption. The best way to interpret all three witnesses is to use logic and comparative critical analysis of the text. DO NOT BLINDLY TRUST THE TEXT !!!

Beginning Bible Study: Choosing a Translation

When beginning to study the scriptures, how do we choose a Bible translation for ourselves? We will discuss three criteria to look for in a translation so that you can find one that works for you.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION® and NIV® are registered trademarks of Biblica, Inc. Use of either trademark for the offering of goods or services requires the prior written consent of Biblica US, Inc.

[Aleksandr Sigalov]: Please be also aware of my translation project here. This is the attempt to write a translation that will be both literate and readable at the same time.

Also, consider the software for Bible Study, such as ISA, TheWord, etc. See this post for more information about the best software.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Determining "Kosher" by Ingredients Lists: 3 Problems

Can we reasonably determine whether a product contains unclean ingredients simply by looking at the label or calling the company? There are three major issues with this practice. For these reasons, I strongly advise we look to credible kosher certifications when we buy food products.

[Aleksandr Sigalov:] Please note that kosher certification agencies have their own share of the problems (i.e insects or agents), therefore please still be careful when choosing a product. It is always good to double check with the agency and the manufacturer about the ingredients.

Is There a Point in Sharing the Torah with Other People?

Do people have any role in whether a person comes to the Torah or not? Should we just allow people to see our observance and then hope they eventually decide on their own to seek out the truth? Are we reflecting upon our full scope of experience when we answer this question for ourselves?

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[Aleksandr Sigalov:] All I can say is...

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Also, we are commanded in the Torah to talk about it all the time (Deut 6:7, Deut 11:19)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

When is Yom Kippur and why?

Why is Yom Kippur is on the 8th of the 7th month? What is so special about this day that it was separated from all other Shabbats?

I am not quite sure but I do have some thoughts about it that I wanted to share.

Just in case you missed it, I explained why it is on the 8th and not on the 10th here. But why the 8th?

First of all, it is interesting to note that 8th of the 7th month is exactly 6 month from the 8th of the 1st month when we are supposed to take Passover Lamb. Obviously there is a connection between these dates. I think connection is in terms of atonement for sins. We atone for sins on the 8th of the 7th which can be said to resemble our redemption from Mizraim.

The phase of the Moon on Yom Kippur is 1st Quarter (dark side on the left, light side on the right) is to remind us monthly about this event of the 7th month. So Yom Kippur is on the 8th because it is the only available Shabbat in the 7th month (all other are taken by other Holy Meetings) and because 8th is the Shabbat and Yom Kippur is explicitly stated to be the Shabbat.

Also, the 7th month is called "revolution" or "turning point" of the year. See Exodus 23:16 and Exodus 34:22. This means that the 7th month is the middle of the year, since we know that the 1st month is the beginning of the year (Exodus 12:2).

So why do we have Day of Atonement in the middle of the year?

I think it maybe because God wanted to lessen our sin burden to the minimal amounts by having us to atone in the middle of the year, so that we have to carry just half-a-year worth of sins, as the sins begin to accumulate from the beginning of the year. So even though it does not change anything, such simple mathematical trick helps to reduce the sin burden by 50%. This would be a scientific answer to the question.

And of'course, there is a connection to the circumcision, since it also happens on the 8th day. I think all these events are connected in terms of sin and atonement for it. I.e a circumcision is an atonement for the original sin.

What do you think?

Exclusive Material: Correct reading of the description of the Counting of Omer

I've discussed some of the aspects of this issue in my previous post, however, I wanted to create a separate post to show you exactly what was changed and how we are to properly understand the description of the counting of Omer.

Let's look at the text:
YLT Lv 23:10 'Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, When ye come in unto the land which I am giving to you, and have reaped its harvest, and have brought in the sheaf, the beginning of your harvest unto the priest, 
YLT Lv 23:11 then he hath waved the sheaf before Jehovah for your acceptance; from the morrow of the sabbath doth the priest wave it
YLT Lv 23:12 'And ye have prepared in the day of your waving the sheaf a lamb, a perfect one, a son of a year, for a burnt-offering to Jehovah, 
YLT Lv 23:13 and its present two tenth deals of flour mixed with oil, a fire-offering to Jehovah, a sweet fragrance, and its drink-offering, wine, a fourth of the hin. 
YLT Lv 23:14 'And bread and roasted corn and full ears ye do not eat until this self-same day, until your bringing in the offering of your God--a statute age-during to your generations, in all your dwellings. 
YLT Lv 23:15 'And ye have numbered to you from the morrow of the sabbath, from the day of your bringing in the sheaf of the wave-offering: they are seven perfect sabbaths; 
YLT Lv 23:16 unto from morrow of the seventh sabbath ye do number fifty days, and ye have brought near a new present to Jehovah; 
YLT Lv 23:17 out of your dwellings ye bring in bread of a wave-offering, two loaves, of two tenth deals of flour they are, with yeast they are baken, first-fruits to Jehovah. 
YLT Lv 23:18 'And ye have brought near, besides the bread, seven lambs, perfect ones, sons of a year, and one bullock, a son of the herd, and two rams; they are a burnt-offering to Jehovah, with their present and their libations, a fire-offering of sweet fragrance to Jehovah. 
YLT Lv 23:19 'And ye have prepared one kid of the goats for a sin-offering, and two lambs, sons of a year, for a sacrifice of peace-offerings, 
YLT Lv 23:20 and the priest hath waved them, besides the bread of the first-fruits--a wave-offering before Jehovah, besides the two lambs; they are holy to Jehovah for the priest; 
YLT Lv 23:21 and ye have proclaimed on this self-same day: a holy convocation is to you, ye do no servile work--a statute age-during in all your dwellings, to your generations. 
YLT Lv 23:22 'And in your reaping the harvest of your land thou dost not complete the corner of thy field in thy reaping, and the gleaning of thy harvest thou dost not gather, to the poor and to the sojourner thou dost leave them; I Jehovah am your God.'
YLT Dt 16:9 'Seven weeks thou dost number to thee; from the beginning of the sickle among the standing corn thou dost begin to number seven weeks,
As you can see, the changes in the text were very subtle. These changes were probably due to the confusion of the scribe who did not quite understand what he was writing about. The scribe probably could not fit the 2nd Temple period calendar into the Torah description, thus he followed the tradition and added the words to make sense of the text. Or perhaps the scribe was trying to avoid contradictions with his incorrect understanding of the Shabbat and what is permitted to be done on it.

As you can see from the crossed out word, rabbis only added one word in Lev 23:16, while in Lev 23:11 and Lev 23:15 the same word seems to be the original reading. So as you can see, even one word can greatly change the meaning of the text. Had the word in Lev 23:16 been original, it would spell "the morrow" not "from morrow".

Just to repeat my previous post, the reason why crossed out word does not make sense in these passages is because they would produce a very suspicious and unexplainable Shabbat+Holy Meeting combination at the 50th of Omer. Please see the post mentioned in the beginning if you are interested in how it should be.

Please note that in Lev 23:!5 it says to count Shabbats/Weeks but in Lev 23:16 we are counting days.

As Deuteronomy 16:9 states we are to count from "the beginning of the sickle among the standing corn", which means that the counting of 7 weeks (or shabbats) begins on the day after the Shabbat, which is why I think Lev 23:11 is the original reading. However, the Shabbat before the counting of weeks is counted too, so that the 50th day would fall on Shabbat and major Moon Phase. This would solve the problem of a weird Shabbat+Holy Meeting combination.

Also, from Deuteronomy 16:9 we can deduce that we do not harvest on Shabbats. This is obvious but I figured I mention it just in case.

Two tips to help with Torah calendar interpretation

Here are two helpful tips to remember to help you interpret the Torah when it comes to the Calendar and the Holy days.
  1. Every Holy Meeting is the Shabbat. And every Shabbat is a Holy Meeting.
  2. Even though a week is exactly 7 days, there are 8 days between Shabbat and Shabbat. So in some cases the word "week" should be understood to be referring to the 8 day period and not 7 day period. The only time when the week was 7 days was at the Creation Week, since there was nothing (no Shabbat) before the 1st day.
And here is the bonus tip: expression Holy Meeting (miqra qodesh) = expression Shabbat Shabbaton = expression Shabbat when it comes to Holy Meetings. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Unverified Prophets: Do we always know if a prophet is true or false?

When we think in the frame of "true" or "false" prophets exclusively, we may accidentally begin assuming that we can file all prophets under one category or the other. However, we often lack the knowledge to make that assessment, even if we know Torah well.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Half-Moon 02/04/2017

The first picture was taken on the even of the Shabbat (on 02/03/2017 @ 8pm).

This second picture was taken on the afternoon of the Shabbat (on 02/04/2017). As you can see, the day moon is clearly visible and it is clearly half, so it is definitely the Shabbat day.

And this picture was taken in the evening of the 02/04/2017, after the end of the Shabbat around 8pm. As you can see, the moon is clearly more than half, so this also confirms that the 4th was the Shabbat.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Weird Torah Question about Power Rangers

This video is regarding the toys/figures related to the franchise, an issue that may be relevant to Torah-observant parents. Because I think the issue is unusual and unclear, I provide this information for you to make your own decision.

[Aleksandr Sigalov]: IMHO, plastic can be viewed as both earthly derived and wood derived. In both cases toys made out of plastic would be considered idols. More specifically it would be either casting or carving. Not to mention that this franchise promotes an idea of polytheism(many Gods) to your children.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Exclusive Material: Correct dates for the Passover lamb taking, 50th of Omer and Yom Kippur

This year has been very productive for me in terms of deciphering the Written Torah and extracting correct information from it.

Today, I want to point your attention to three events: 10th of the 1st Month, on which we take and keep Passover Lamb, 50th of Omer and Yom Kippur which happens on the 10th of the 7th Month.

What is the connection between these three?

As I mentioned in my previous posts, 1st and 7th months seem to be identical in terms of holy days dates. Traditionally, the dates are the 10th and 15th-22nd. This seems to make sense and does not raise any flags at all, right?

Wrong! Think about it! Why Taking of the Lamb and Yom Kippur are on the 10th? The 10th was never a significant date and there is no moon phase on it. Ask the same question about 50th of Omer. Why does traditional interpretation produce weird Shabbat+Holy Meeting combination? So ALWAYS ask why!!! If it does not make sense there is a chance that the text had been edited.

Let's look at these issues in detail:

The first issue is that Yom Kippur is explicitly called Shabbat. As we know, according to the correct Torah calendar (Genesis 1:14), all Shabbats/Holy Meetings fall on major Moon phases...so why not Yom Kippur? 10th of the 7th Month does not have a phase and happens between the phases of the Moon. How are we to determine such an important Shabbat if we, say, lost track of time? Obviously, we need a sign, which can only be one of the major Moon phases. This means that Yom Kippur should fall on the 8th (1st Quarter Shabbat) and not on the 10th. Torah itself is telling us where Yom Kippur should be because the 8th is the only available Shabbat in the 7th month. All others are taken by other Holy Meetings.

Unfortunately, there is no explicit textual evidence that I can present except the implicit verses of Numbers 29:8 and Numbers 29:36. As you can see from these verses, the burnt-offering on Yom Kippur is the same as on the 8th day of Sukkot, so this is the obvious clue to the fact that Yom Kippur is on the 8th and not 10th.

Another fact to support my theory is that we have exactly 60 weekly Shabbats in a standard Torah year, so Yom Kippur can't be separate from these 60 because then we would have 1 extra Shabbat per year which does not make sense and can't be explained. Design of the Tabernacle also supports this theory because there were only 60 pillars in the Tabernacle Courtyard, not 61.

There is also a connection with circumcision now. We circumcise on the 8th day from the child's birth and we atone for sins on the 8th day from the beginning of the 7th month.

The second issue is we have 10th of the 1st Month. Absolutely unjustified date, which also falls between the Moon phases. How are we to remember to take the Lamb for Passover? I think the original date in the Torah was the 8th and not the 10th. If we assume that, the text makes sense. We take the Lamb and keep it for a Shabbat or 7 days, from 8th through the 14th evening. From Shabbat to Shabbat. Also, we would have 1st Quarter Shabbat phase of the Moon to remind us of it. Here as well we have the calendar giving us a hint. 8th is the only available Shabbat in the 1st Month. All others are taken by other Holy Meetings. There is actually a similar commandment in the Torah in Exodus 22:29-30, from which I deduce that we keep Passover Lamb for 7 days and slaughter it on the 8th.

The third issue, we have 50th of Omer, a Holy Meeting that traditionally believed to fall right after Shabbat, meaning we would get a weird Shabbat+Holy Meeting combination. This can't be right. Fortunately, it is possible to interpret the description of Leviticus 23 to have 50th of Omer to fall on Shabbat, because there are exactly 50 days between 7 Shabbats if we count from Shabbat to Shabbat. See my calendar below for this year schedule.

Therefore, correct Holy Meetings are:
  1. 8th of the 1st Month - Taking of the Lamb
  2. 15th-22nd of the 1st Month - Passover - 7 days eat unleavened bread.
  3. Omer - From Shabbat to Shabbat. So earliest day it can happen is on the 1st of the 2nd month, or any following Shabbat if High Priest decides so. Regardless, we count from Shabbat to Shabbat or exactly 50 days.
  4. 1st of the 7th Month - Yom Teruah - Day of the Blast/Shofar.
  5. 8th of the 7th Month - Yom Kippur. Falls on 1st Quarter Shabbat.
  6. 15th-22nd of the 7th Month - Sukkot. We dwell in self-made shelters of branches for 7 days.
Here is the diagram to illustrate all the Holy Meetings, signs and what they are reminding us about:

And below is the calendar to illustrate the point:

The benefits of this system are such that we do not have Shabbat+Holy Meeting combinations and we have major moon phases for ALL of these events to remind us of it.

I believe that Pharisees (rabbis) have changed original dates to the 10th because both Temples were destroyed on 9-10th of Av. They decided to commemorate the destruction of the Temples this way. Or perhaps they wanted to make Torah fit their crazy incorrect calendar. Regardless, there was a BLATANT change of the text. Since MT=SP=DSS, we can deduce that this change happened before the 2nd Temple period.

This is why I would like to repeat once again that the only error-proof way to interpret the Written Torah is through logic, reason and comparative critical analysis. The text itself can't be trusted.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Exclusive Material: How long is Passover?

Here is an interesting question...How long Passover really is?

Let's take a look at what Torah says:
YLT Ex 12:15 Seven days ye eat unleavened things; only--in the first day ye cause leaven to cease out of your houses; for any one eating anything fermented from the first day till the seventh day, even that person hath been cut off from Israel. 
YLT Ex 12:16  'And in the first day is a holy convocation, and in the seventh day ye have a holy convocation; any work is not done in them, only that which is eaten by any person--it alone is done by you, 
YLT Ex 12:18  'In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, in the evening, ye do eat unleavened things until the one and twentieth day of the month, at evening; 
YLT Ex 12:19 seven days leaven is not found in your houses, for any one eating anything fermented--that person hath been cut off from the company of Israel, among the sojourners or among the natives of the land; 
YLT Lv 23:4 'These are appointed seasons of Jehovah, holy convocations, which ye proclaim in their appointed seasons: 
YLT Lv 23:5 in the first month, on the fourteenth of the month, between the evenings, is the passover to Jehovah; 
YLT Lv 23:6 and on the fifteenth day of this month is the feast of unleavened things to Jehovah; seven days unleavened things ye do eat; 
YLT Lv 23:7 on the first day ye have a holy convocation, ye do no servile work; 
YLT Lv 23:8 and ye have brought near a fire-offering to Jehovah seven days; in the seventh day is a holy convocation; ye do no servile work.' 
YLT Num 28:16 'And in the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, is the passover to Jehovah; 
YLT Num 28:17 and in the fifteenth day of this month is a festival, seven days unleavened food is eaten; 
YLT Num 28:18 in the first day is an holy convocation, ye do no servile work, 
YLT Num 28:25 and on the seventh day a holy convocation ye have, ye do no servile work.
At first glance, everything seem to make sense. At the same time, if you compare 1st month with the 7th month, the similarities and differences will be apparent.

The most troublesome difference is the Holy Meeting on the 7th day of Passover. If 1st of Passover falls on Shabbat, the 7th of Passover will fall on the day BEFORE Shabbat, which will give us very suspicious combination of Holy Meeting BEFORE Shabbat. This, of'course, does not make sense, because Torah never says that double of Manna felt on any of the Holy Meetings, let alone the triple amount we need on the 5th day. On the 6th  day, a day before Shabbat - yes, but on the 5th day, 2 days before Shabbat - no, absolutely not.

So, Sukkot has a Holy Meeting on the 1st and 8th, which makes perfect sense - from Shabbat to Shabbat. So why Passover is different?

The answer to this question is such: The text of the Torah was blatantly edited to accommodate Pharisaic (Rabbinic) agenda and teachings, which teach that Passover lasts only 7 days and not 8. It is interesting and worthy to note that some Jewish communities observe Passover for 8 days indeed, but unfortunately not for the Torah reasons but rather due to the tradition.

Unfortunately, the text of Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers is the same in all 3 available witnesses, which means that the text got corrupted prior to the 2nd Temple period.

The correct Passover should be observed for 8 days, with Holy Meetings on the 1st and the 8th days. This means that one should eat unleavened bread for 7 DAYS, from Shabbat to Shabbat by the correct Torah calendar. This is another example of how corrupted Rabbinic teaching really are! Specifically, I am referring to Exodus 12:18, where it should say 22nd and not 21st.

This is even confirmed in Numbers 29:35-38, where 8th day is mentioned, even though it says in traditional translation that we are to observe the festival for seven days. Traditional translation is clearly invalid because what we are to do on the 2nd Holy Meeting? It is still part of both festivals so imho it means that we are to keep the observance on this last day as well. So we eat unleavened bread and sit in sukkah for 7 days, and on the 8th day we have a Holy Meeting when we can eat bread/do not live in sukkah anymore.

Afterall, 7th Month is pretty much identical reflection of the 1st month, which means that Holy days that fall on both of these month have to be observed for the same number of days.

This way, everything starts to make sense. First of all, we do not have a very weird Holy Meeting before Shabbat combination. Secondly, now Passover month is similar to Sukkot month, meaning we have a special days on the 10th and from 15th through 22nd. This way, there is also a connection now with the circumcision. Circumcision happens on the 8th day, more specifically on the Shabbat if you count from the child birth. So as you can see, number 8 is significant because it signifies a Torah calendar week.

Please note that it is 8 days between two Shabbats, because a week can't be by itself. The only time when the week was 7 days was at the time of the creation because there was nothing before the 1st day. After the creation week, all following weeks are preceded by the Shabbat. This is why second Shabbat of the month falls on the 8th and not of the 7th.

I hope now it is clear how corrupted text of our Torah is and that the Passover is 8 days.

Just look how beautiful this system works this year in my Torah calendar:

Click here for direct link to calendar.

Capitalization in Bible Translations Affects Our Thinking

Translations of the Hebrew will often capitalize words they presume are referring to God or to a messiah according to their beliefs, but these capitals are not present in the Hebrew text. Even if we are aware of this issue, we are being primed to think about it according to their opinion.

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[Aleksandr Sigalov]: Even in the original Hebrew, Torah is inconsistent with the use of articles. For example, sometimes it says "God" and sometimes it says "the God" without any good reason. This is due to the scribal mistakes and intentional changes of the text. So be very careful even with the original Hebrew text because it can mislead you.

In Russian language we do not have the article "the", therefore I capitalized all words preceded by the article in my translation. This way, different language automatically helps me to recover the original meaning of the text, this is why it is very beneficial to read Torah in other languages as well.

In Genesis 15:6 I believe traditional translation is correct, because there was similar incident with Moses (Num 20) who did not believe God and He counted it to him for unrighteousness and did not let him into the Land of Canaan.

Exclusive Material: Calculating End Times

Samaritan Pentateuch provides a very important piece of information that actually allows, in present situation, to precisely calculate the time until the Messianic Event (aka Exodus).

Let's take a look at SP Exodus 12:40
"Now the sojourning of the children of Israel and of their fathers which they had dwelt in the land of Canaan and in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years." 
Compare it to the Masoretic Text:
YLT Ex 12:40 And the dwelling of the sons of Israel which they have dwelt in Egypt is four hundred and thirty years;
As you can see, the word Canaan is missing in the traditional Torah. This is a super important piece of information that actually tells us why there are Hebrews (Jews) in Canaan right now!

Many rabbis, when the State of Israel was created, called it a miracle and a most certain sign of the End Times. They just could not explain it, because their Torah did not contain that important piece of information.

Now, that you know all this, let's do the very simple calculation:
  1. State of Israel was officially established on May 14, 1948.
  2. Today is 2016, which means that Israel is 2016 - 1948 = 68 years old.
  3. Since SP states that Children of Israel lived in Canaan for 430 years prior to Exodus, which means that we have 430 - 68 = 362 years left until the Exodus (aka Messianic Event).
So, as you can see, there is still plenty of time until End Times and it is most likely not going to happen during our lifetime. However, if the situation will not change, in 362 years we are going to witness another Exodus of Hebrews (Messianic Event).

Please note, that this calculation is only true if NOTHING CHANGES. So, if Hebrews continue to live according something else but Written Torah, if worlds' geopolitical situation stays the same, this calculations is indeed correct.

However, if a miracle happens and Hebrews return back to God and Written Torah, this calculation will be incorrect. So keep this in mind.

I hope this clarifies the End Times calculation issue. I personally, do not bother myself with these calculations, because it is really pointless. Future is not written, so until it happens, it can go either way. Only God knows the future. So do not try to calculate End Times either. This is never commanded in the Torah.

P.S. Right now, it appears we are in the time of "malediction/curse". See Deuteronomy 30:1-5

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