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by Shimon
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Judaism
Topic: Elul
Replies: 14
Views: 30945

Elul

Thanks,

I havent studied Prophets in many years.I have what I was taught about Jeremiah 24, and will not tire you with it, It has great Chassidic and kabbalistic meaning would you please in a nutshell tell me what chapter 24 means to you? or do you think you already summed it up?
by Shimon
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: Judaism
Topic: Elul
Replies: 14
Views: 30945

Elul

<t>Thats great, what does knowing God mean to you? is it possible ?<br/> <br/> If you were talking about nikkudim, People who are fluent do not use vowels and most things written in Hebrew are written without nikkudim.<br/> <br/> almost all my thoughts are from Talmud and Sefer Yad ha-Hazaka , I am ...
by Shimon
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Judaism
Topic: Elul
Replies: 14
Views: 30945

Elul

<t>xyz;1326921 wrote: What can be discerned about a person from behind? Almost nothing. It seems as though God was deliberately saying, you will not know me. All Moses knew was that what he had to write was from God, and that was only because of the smoke and trumpet blast. Moses was not allowed int...
by Shimon
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Judaism
Topic: Elul
Replies: 14
Views: 30945

Elul

<r>God allowed Moses to see his back, but not his face. He allowed him a perception of God's reality but not His essence, the closest any human being ever came to knowing God and taught him the secret of His Thirteen Attributes of Mercy (Exodus 33:18-34:8).<br/> <br/> And that is way it says. And yo...
by Shimon
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Judaism
Topic: Elul
Replies: 14
Views: 30945

Elul

<t>The exact date of the Messianic redemption is guarded and unknown to man.<br/> <br/> The Mashiach can come any day, as it says in Sanhedrin 98a, Yerushalmi, Ta’anit 1:1 If they are worthy I will hasten it, if not in its time.<br/> <br/> The earth shall be full of the knowledge of God as the water...
by Shimon
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Judaism
Topic: Elul
Replies: 14
Views: 30945

Elul

Ketivah vachatimah tovah

Elul is the best time for teshuvah

On the 1st of Elul, Moses ascended Mount Sinai, the closest any human being ever came to knowing God

This year, Selichot will begin after midnight of Sunday morning, September 5th
by Shimon
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Eastern Religions
Topic: kill an Amalekite
Replies: 5
Views: 6926

kill an Amalekite

thanks Clodhopper.

its all about fighting your inner demons, Amalek is an internal enemy.
by Shimon
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>Wow ,Glaswegian. <br/> <br/> I read Richard Rubenstein's book After Auschwitz while in Seminary many years ago.Richard Rubenstein,is or was a very intelligent man,I still have it around here somewhere, Most Rabbi's think his struggle to find meaning in the Holocaust is commendable, but unlike you...
by Shimon
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Eastern Religions
Topic: kill an Amalekite
Replies: 5
Views: 6926

kill an Amalekite

<t>In Deuteronomy 25:17-19. in which we are commanded to remember the evil of Amalek and to eradicate it from the face of the earth.<br/> <br/> Amalek was an Middle Eastern nation that had an inborn hatred towards Israel. They<br/> <br/> would attack Jews for absolutely no reason. it was an intrinsi...
by Shimon
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>In the early 90’s I thought exactly like you. The whole thing, to me, sounded crazy. The stories sounded like mass murder, incest, and every kind of evil you could think of. It caused me to loose what little faith I had. The orthodox religion made no sense to me at all. I hated the way organized ...
by Shimon
Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Eastern Religions
Topic: charity
Replies: 1
Views: 4747

charity

<t>In his weeks Parshah we are commanded to perform charity <br/> <br/> (Deut. 15:7-8)<br/> <br/> 7 If there be among you a needy man, one of thy brethren, within any of thy gates, in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy needy broth...
by Shimon
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>Glaswegian,<br/> <br/> Nobody ever convinced anyone of the atributes of God through debate.<br/> <br/> The god you don't believe in, I don't believe in either.<br/> <br/> If you are referring to the movie and book Elie Wiesel’s The Trial of God,I think it was made in the late 80's, which I assume...
by Shimon
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>Glaswegian;1325344 wrote: The ‘Creator’ has had time enough, Shimon. The Jewish people realised that painful truth almost to the point of extinction in the death camps. Every sensible Jew who lives in the real world knows that they cannot pin their hopes on an imaginary ‘God’ or ’Creator’. Be a s...
by Shimon
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>Glaswegian<br/> <br/> I understand your thinking this way,as I would say most would agree with your reasoning as it is very sound. But it is coming from the level of Peshat or literal.<br/> <br/> I cannot tell how many tears I have shed over the human condition,the many trips to hospitals or fune...
by Shimon
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>Earth is considered Malchut everything was made by the Creator and inside the creature<br/> <br/> this is from the Zohar may not help but does explain the physical creation earth <br/> <br/> Vol 1 Beresheet section 7<br/> <br/> Holy, holy, holy" (Yeshayah 6:3) is THE SECRET OF THE MOCHIN OF BINAH...
by Shimon
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Eastern Religions
Topic: Haqdamat Sefer ha-Zohar
Replies: 0
Views: 5125

Haqdamat Sefer ha-Zohar

<t>In Haqdamat Sefer ha-Zohar vol 1:2 It is hard to see how The Zohar compares the words from Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs, 2:12) with what is written in the Torah about the first days of creation<br/> <br/> the flower buds appeared on the earth (Shir Hashirim 2:12)<br/> <br/> The flower buds are th...
by Shimon
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Eastern Religions
Topic: Parshah Eikev cont.
Replies: 0
Views: 4676

Parshah Eikev cont.

<t>Numbers Chapter 21:5<br/> <br/> And the people spoke against God, and against Moses: Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, and there is no water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.<br/> <br/> Even though the manna was a spiritual form o...
by Shimon
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Eastern Religions
Topic: parasha Ekev
Replies: 0
Views: 4121

parasha Ekev

<t>For the life of me I cannot understand why Kabbalah is listed under eastern religion, as it is the soul of Torah but ok I’ll run with it.<br/> <br/> In this weeks parasha Ekev, <br/> <br/> Deuteronomy Chapter 8 :1 All the commandment which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye m...
by Shimon
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>according to the Kabbalah The Ari had written about this in the 16th century. reality has begun to pressure Jews more in order to leada change and start on a process of spiritual awarness. Every person must learn and know how the world and its management operates.<br/> <br/> since 1995 the souls ...
by Shimon
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>For thousands of years Kabbalah was kept secret. It was taught to only Jewish males over the age of 40 who were very learned in Torah. It was mostly handed down to one person at a time and by a qualified Rabbi. Since 1995 It is permissible to disclose Kabbalah to the general public.<br/> <br/> Ka...
by Shimon
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>Im so sorry for late response Was away all day just got home.<br/> <br/> First of all I will give you the orthodox answer (which Im sure you have heard before)<br/> <br/> Gee Johnny, We can't understand God's ways or Worse than innocent people suffering is others watching their suffering unmoved ...
by Shimon
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>did not explain a complicated subject very well and was taken totally wrong.for that I am sorry, There is a much broader and deeper meaning to this that I cannot explain in a few short words. And I am very late for an appointment. Can we continue later? I do see your point But I am tryng to expla...
by Shimon
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>Exept for humans, all of nature consumes only what it needs for sustenance. Humans crave more food, more sex, and more physical comfort than they need to stay comfortable and alive. This state is especially true in desires that are uniquely human, in the endlesspursuit of money, power, honor, fam...
by Shimon
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips
Replies: 219
Views: 14714

An Old Question On 200,000 Dead's Lips

<t>The power of Pharaoh is the same to us as the rewards that we can receive so as to please our ego.<br/> <br/> As it says in Exodus 5:2 Who is the Lord that I should obey His voice?<br/> <br/> Its only about the faith in the Creator’s ability to change us. Is it truly possible to attain the percep...
by Shimon
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: Parshah Eikev
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Parshah Eikev

<t>I am guilty of looking at a word and scrutinizing it.Like i'm going to find a secret meaning that the masters didnt uncover.and all the differant interpitations have caused wars and sorrow in the world.And divided people everywhere.<br/> <br/> As I have gotten older I tend to simplify things.<br/...
by Shimon
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: Parshah Eikev
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Parshah Eikev

<t>eikev is the shoresh akav <br/> <br/> In Talmud it says <br/> <br/> Rabbi Banaah was measuring tombs ... [and] came to the tomb of Adam…. Said Rabbi Banaah: "I looked at his two heels, and they shone like suns"<br/> <br/> Talmud, Bava Batra 58a<br/> <br/> I know of over two hundred ways of readin...
by Shimon
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: Parshah Eikev
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Parshah Eikev

<t>Deuteronomy Chapter 7:12<br/> <br/> And it shall come to pass, because ye hearken to these ordinances, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep with thee the covenant and the mercy which He swore unto thy fathers,<br/> <br/> Every time this weeks Parshah: Eikev Deuteronomy 7:12-11:...
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.
Replies: 1180
Views: 221371

The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.

<t>I was taught to break down each word and meaning before coming to a conclusion about something you are trying to study.<br/> <br/> I have to admit you stumped me here. Im not ignoring you,I have been thinking about this for the last 3 hours.<br/> <br/> I can usually find or qoute a scripture to e...
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: A way to still contribute
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

A way to still contribute

there is a reference in the biblical Book of Judges (5:23) to an inhabited place called Maroz, which the Talmud identifies as a star

Sure would'nt want to step on one.

Thank you Kathy
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: The Hope of Righteousness.
Replies: 66
Views: 8933

The Hope of Righteousness.

<t>Everything , good and bad, in the world, has a right to exist. Like when fruit tastes bitter when its not ripe, it is not considered a flaw in the fruit, its just that the fruit has not yet completed its development. when something is bad and harmful to us.it's still in a transition phase.<br/> <...
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.
Replies: 1180
Views: 221371

The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.

<t>Mickiel,<br/> <br/> The other day I asked you if you had a burning question that comes to you all the time.I was looking for the answer, what is the meaning of my life,or why are we here or something along those lines.Because that is a sign that the creator has awakened whats called the point in ...
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.
Replies: 1180
Views: 221371

The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.

<t>Mickiel;1323604 wrote: Well I am an advent believer in the bible, although I am not Christian. I draw my views from it. For example, Rev. 21:6, latter part of verse;" I will give to the one who thrist from the spring of the water of life without cost." And Rom. 5:15-16 speaks of " The Free Gift"....
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.
Replies: 1180
Views: 221371

The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.

<t>You are so right, I could go on for hours about what salvation means and it would come out blah,blah,blah to some people.as their's would not change my veiws.<br/> <br/> with that said how about a Kabbalistic interpitaion of the verse Gen 2:7 you just quoted.<br/> <br/> Based on (by that I mean c...
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Judaism
Topic: the role of women in judaism
Replies: 17
Views: 20925

the role of women in judaism

<t>this is from Mishneh Torah <br/> <br/> Halacha 18<br/> <br/> It is forbidden to release sperm wastefully.50 Therefore a person should not enter his wife and ejaculate outside of her.51 A man should not marry a minor who is not fit to give birth.52 Those who, however, release sperm with their hand...
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Judaism
Topic: the role of women in judaism
Replies: 17
Views: 20925

the role of women in judaism

<t>fuzzywuzzy;1323509 wrote: I thought in judaism that a person is only a "soul" if it breathes it's first breath? So therefore pregnancy has nothing to do with carrying an "extra" soul........so therefore no death.<br/> <br/> <br/> The physical development of the embryo mirrors its spiritual counte...
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.
Replies: 1180
Views: 221371

The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.

Why do you think salvation is free? If it were free there would be no purpose for us to be here.

Great topic.
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: A way to still contribute
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

A way to still contribute

clodhopper, I am and do ,as part of my past responsibilitys was the distrubution of fund to various groups

thank you I wish everyone thought your way
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: A way to still contribute
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

A way to still contribute

<t>chonsigirl;1323521 wrote: Ah, the old ones know to sit back and observe the situation, learn to detach themselves from the physical and think of the spiritual side of things.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I think they are just beginning.<br/> <br/> My question is: what is the relevance of the Kaballah t...
by Shimon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: A way to still contribute
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

A way to still contribute

<t>Thank you Lon for your Rachamim,<br/> <br/> Just a little colon cancer but had heart problems while in hospital<br/> <br/> I know that every illness is a message from God to take appropriate spiritual action, trusting that healing ultimately comes from God alone,<br/> <br/> Guess I have become a ...
by Shimon
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Judaism
Topic: being neither hear not there
Replies: 5
Views: 14880

being neither hear not there

<t>hoxtonchris;506498 wrote: my problem is my grandmother felt she had to deny her jewishness,she married a gentile,was frowned at mercilessly,hounded by mosleys blackshirtsd in londons east end ,she then denied any connection to being a jewess,of course we knew different but i always felt denied,im...
by Shimon
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Judaism
Topic: the role of women in judaism
Replies: 17
Views: 20925

the role of women in judaism

<t>Clint;1182168 wrote: Judaism like nearly all religions comes in many flavors. You can find sects that allow women to become a Rabbi and there are those who wouldn’t think of it. <br/> <br/> The reason a man would pray to God thanking God for not making him a woman is simply saying he is thankful ...
by Shimon
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Judaism
Topic: the role of women in judaism
Replies: 17
Views: 20925

the role of women in judaism

<t>nlwright;1182365 wrote: conversely i feel blessed with menstruation, the natural cleansing of my body, which is a symbol of my ability (and not a man's) to bring forth new life. i feel blessed that i have felt new life stirring inside of me and being nourished by me. the pain of childbirth repres...
by Shimon
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Judaism
Topic: the role of women in judaism
Replies: 17
Views: 20925

the role of women in judaism

<t>In Torah, a woman has every obligation of a man, and a man every obligation of a woman.While respecting the uniqueness of both genders and setting parameters so that this boundary is not violated. <br/> <br/> menstruation is a spiritual state called tumah which we call impurity.The opposite of tu...
by Shimon
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Judaism
Topic: Jewish Humanism
Replies: 26
Views: 33174

Jewish Humanism

<t>Crimble;32214 wrote: Does anyone have any opinions on the concept of Jewish Humanism? My family are orthadox Jews but my parents although brought up devoutly, rejected it as adults and my brothers and I were not given any information about our religion. As an adult and a parent I am very interest...
by Shimon
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.
Replies: 1180
Views: 221371

The Bible shifted some Gears in my mind.

<t>Esther and Mordecai are Persian names .Esther descended from King Saul Mordecai was her cousin, the head of the Sanhedrin,the central rabbinical supreme court of ancient Israel.Esther's Hebrew name, Hadassah, is mentioned in the Megilla only once and Mordecai's not at all.<br/> <br/> the Torah te...
by Shimon
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: A way to still contribute
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

A way to still contribute

<t>When I was young my family valued educational achievements. By the time I was 10, I had already won several Math and writing competitions, Study became my drug of choice. <br/> <br/> The first 20 years of my life was seen as a time of little or no achievement, Study and growth is all that was acc...
by Shimon
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: The Hope of Righteousness.
Replies: 66
Views: 8933

The Hope of Righteousness.

Is there one burning question that you keep asking yourself over and over again?

and if there is what is it?
by Shimon
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Magic Mystery
Topic: Gematria
Replies: 6
Views: 11134

Gematria

<t>A wicked person is called a rasha in Hebrew. The word for a pure person is tzaddik. The numerical value of rasha is 570. The numerical value of tzaddik is 204. The difference between them is 366<br/> <br/> Beneath every rasha is a hidden tzaddik. We just need to remove the layers of evil and we w...
by Shimon
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussions
Topic: Abrahmic religions discussion.Invitation for a Jew , christian and Muslim to discuss
Replies: 83
Views: 18096

Abrahmic religions discussion.Invitation for a Jew , christian and Muslim to discuss

two questions for Abram Is Muslim :

1. Do you think like Most people in the west ,that it is the right of everyone to worship as they please?

2. Do you think the state of Israel has a right to exist?
by Shimon
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Judaism
Topic: 36 tzadekim
Replies: 8
Views: 11223

36 tzadekim

<r>spot;1323242 wrote: I just looked up <URL url="https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Gender-neutrality_in_languages_with_grammatical_gender#Hebrew"><LINK_TEXT text="https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... der#Hebrew">https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Gender-neutrality_in...

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