Saturday, July 31, 2010

Finding Mr. Right in a World of Mr. Wrongs

So, she is 21 years old.
She believes in Y'shua.
And she decides its time to begin serious dating.

What's you advice?
Please share your advise in the comments section below.

Here's a few of my thoughts:

There are several important things to consider when dating.

# 1 Is he a Believer? We are commanded in Scripture to only marry (hence date) in the faith (II Corinthians 6:14).

# 2 Is he serious about his faith? Will he encourage you in your faith?

If the answer to either of these is no then you should not date him, regardless of his appearance, social standing, money etc.

# 3 It is your life and at this point your options are probably pretty much wide open.
If you wish to marry a person with certain looks that is your choice. Discretion and high standards are certainly not a sin.

HOWEVER consider why you want this. Looks fade with time and some very evil people have been very physically appealing while some wonderful men have been less appealing. The person's integrity, faithfulness to God, devotion to you and your possible children should you choose to marry is far more important than fleeting looks.

My advise is to step back a bit and consider the larger picture. You are no longer a teenager. Having a good looking guy on your arm for the prom is one thing, but at 21 you are probably considering something more real and permanent.

Is the prospective man dependable? Does he respect you as a person (beyond the early relationship "blind adoration")? Do you share the same basic world views (or are you at least compatible in your differences)? Will he take responsibility to provide for the family as a good husband and father? Do you have similar life views (where you want to go in the future, compatible hopes and dreams, do you both want a family? How about living in the country, the city, etc. Compatibility of future goals). How about his temper and self control? Do you believe he will be faithful to you?... These are the sorts of questions to focus on in my opinion. You will be far happier with a less attractive man who truly loves you than you will be with a stud who truly loves himself.

Also consider that even as being attractive does not one a good person neither does being unattractive. If you are repulsed by someone's looks it will be difficult to develop a relationship. So... the point is... find Mr. Right but consider broadening your definitions a bit. Love is a many faceted jewel.

And pray for God to lead you always.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Shabbat Shalom en espa�ol --- Pray For Israel as They Again Defend Their Right to Exist!

Shabbat Shalom En Espa�ol

We had dinner with our rabbi and his family this afternoon (Friday) so I'm a bit late with my Shabbat video. But we still have Saturday!

Shabbat Shalom everyone!

Please Be In Prayer that HaShem will Protect the Soldiers of Israel as they Defend God's People and the Land HE Gave Them!

PLEASE be in prayer for Israel!

Again US funded Muslim terrorists have been attacking Southern Israel and firing Katyusha rockets at Israel's cities. Again the brave Israeli soldiers are actively defending God's people and their Holy Land.

Pray for Israel and her citizens against their enemies in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Israel Defense Force - Official Movie

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

No lie: The truth won't set you free

Here's an interesting bit from my local news paper:

North State Voices: No lie: The truth won't set you free


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A torrent of lies fall into my ears and spill out of my mouth every day.

Everyone is lying to me. Advertisers lie to me. Politicians lie to me. Religions lie to me. My family lies to me. I lie to me.

We live in a world where no one can be trusted to tell the truth.

Politicians lie. Political ads disgust me. If you taught a class about lying, the bulk of the coursework would involve political ads and politicians. The month before an election, the political machines pump raw sewage filled with floaties of half-truths, slanders and ad hominem attacks into our homes.

Retailers lie. Think about the word wholesome. Wholesome is another nice term that means ... well, it's kind of a 1950s, Rockwell paintings, family goodness sort of word. There is a fast-food restaurant here in Chico that on its website describes its ingredients as wholesome. Really? Its fries have trans-fats and a medium order will give you 60 percent of your daily saturated fat. Its main sandwich offers half of your sodium for a day.

Salespeople lie. Not to pick on any specific group, but do you believe anything a car salesman tells you? They will tell you anything you want to hear so you will buy the car. As for cell phone salespeople, I need a shower to clean that filth off of me.

People lie about religion. It's just simple logic. If everyone is claiming that their religion is the way, well that makes everyone else a liar. I guess you're lucky you found the right



The idea that honesty was useful went out the window when humankind developed a frontal cortex. That's the part that allows you to lie. Parenthetically, it also lights up when you are problem solving. Does that mean lies can solve your problems? Maybe.

A lie could get you a job and help feed your family. A lie could keep your boss from firing you. A lie could make someone feel better about themselves.

I love lying.

I lie to my children. (Daily, like their Flintstones). I lie when I write this article each month. I lie to my bosses, my wife, my dogs, my friends, my parents, and I try not to neglect my neighbors.

I'm certain I'm not the only one. I think most people lie at least ... oh, let's say 20 times a day. And that is a conservative estimate. So why do we, as a people, pay lip service to honesty? Honesty is not the best policy. The only time it's the best policy is when you're caught in your lies and you may as well give up anyways.

We don't like the truth. It's generally unpleasant and usually makes us feel bad about ourselves.

You are fat because you eat too much and don't exercise. You smoke because you don't have enough self-control to quit a habit that's killing you. There is an island in the Pacific the size of Texas made of our trash. Bigfoot is an alien. Green is actually red.

Lies are the ultimate social lubricant, even more effective than alcohol.

Try to go through the day with no regard for facts. You will be admired, well-thought of, idolized and maybe given the key to the city.

Try to go through your day without lying. You will be fired, beaten, Tasered and alienated by your family and friends.

This decision is simple. Give the truth a rest.

Josh Brechtel is a Chico resident and columnist for North State Voices, which appears each Thursday. He can be reached at

Friday, July 23, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

An Interesting Israeli News Story on Israeli Messianic Jews

Here is an interesting video about the Messianic Jewish movement in Israel.

Shalom and have a great week my friends!

This is a TV documentary on Israeli TV (In Hebrew with subtitles):

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Billboards Can Speak Louder Than Words!

All Hail Lord Barry!


All hail the messiah
Obama, Obama
The path to the new socialist motherland
Our savior, our savior
Obama, Obama
The leader more famous than Lindsay Lohan
Bow down and praise the one
Give him your money and your guns
Give us a country
That makes your wife proud
Lord Barry heal the bitter ones
White and Clinging to faith and to guns
Hope for the change of the hope of the change!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Famous Antisemite and Holocaust Denier mel Gibson Gets Dumped

In the better late than never department...

WME drops Mel Gibson

By Kim Masters, The Hollywood Reporter July 9, 2010

Mel Gibson has been dropped by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.

Earlier this week, the agency's Patrick Whitesell informed the actors' representatives that he would no longer be represented by the agency.

Gibson's longtime agent, Ed Limato, died July 3, and a funeral will take place in New York next week.

WME partner Ari Emanuel had previously expressed hostility toward Gibson after the actor made anti-Semitic remarks and made remarks implying skepticism about the Holocaust.

An agency source said the only reason the agency had represented Gibson in the first place was his association with Limato. "Mel was really important to Ed," an agency source said. "He was with him for 32 years and I think Ed saw him as a son." But he added, "The world knows how Ari feels and he has never changed that opinion."

Gibson's troubles have only increased in recent weeks with allegations of bigoted tirades against blacks and Latinos and reports that he is under investigation for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Several studio executives have said in the wake of these disclosures that they consider the troubled actor to untouchable in the industry. "I'd rather get engaged to Lindsay Lohan than have anything to do with him," one studio chief said.


Wednesday, July 07, 2010

What About the Complete Jewish Bible? Is this a good version?

The Earth belongs to HaShem
"The Earth Belongs to HaShem and the Fullness Thereof."

What About the Complete Jewish Bible?

Is this a good version?

By Yochanan ben Avraham (John of AllFaith) 07.07.10

I've written extensively about my distaste for the New International Version of the Bible (NIV) and other modern versions. I've also discussed my views on the superiority of the Authorized King James Version (KJV) as a translation of the Textus Receptus source materials. Two of my previous studies on this topic may be of interest:

So it may come as a surprise that I like the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB). Here's why:

What makes this version unique is the intent of David Stern, the translator. Mr. Stern is a skilled and qualified translator with personal faith and intimate experience from within both Judaism and Christianity. He readily admits his personal biases and uses them to strengthen his version by deliberately translating the texts from a Jewish perspective and cultural context. This inclusion helps restore the cultural Jewish underpinning of the texts that has been undermined by Gentile cultural paradigms in other translations.

Mr. Stern's version sets the 66 Books of the Bible in a solidly Jewish cultural context without undermining their essential doctrines. This is its great strength. The CJB presents the Bible as the Jewish Scripture it was written and intended to be. This is especially apparent in the books of the B'rit Hadashah (New Testament) where Western paradigms have obscured the Jewish Moshiach and his message since the dawn of the Church age.

Its weakness is that like most other modern translations Mr. Stern draws from a wide array of non-Textus Receptus source materials, choosing those he feels best presents the authentic Jewishness of the text. These selections are not always harmonious with the Textus Receptus (from which the KJV was translated) and hence there are at times inconsistencies. His is therefore not a strict translation but an ethnically charged modern language paraphrase. However as all translations are impacted by the beliefs of the translators, biases in favor of the original culture need not be considered a negative.

And its very good overall!

So... I recommend this version for general reading and group religious services and the King James for deeper studies. There is no single perfect translation. Where the Complete Jewish Bible differs from the KJV I suggest in favor of the King James Version reading (unless the divergence is based on a poor or outdated translation of the Textus Receptus). For example:

KJV: II Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

CJB: II Timothy 2:15 Do all you can to present yourself to God as someone worthy of his approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth.

The beginning of this verse provides an example of a difference based on an outdated translation in the King James: The word "study" here is spoudazo. The CJB translates this word as applying oneself diligently rather than as studying (generally understood in the KJV as Bible study). The meaning of the word has shifted from its meaning in the 1600's. The CJB is the better translation of what the word means today.

Another important point to consider is illustrated later in this verse where the KJV has "rightly dividing" (the Word of Truth). The word orthotomeo means "rightly dividing" (as the KJV has it) but it also carries the idea of being a "straight and true cut" or the "straightforward" understanding of the Word as in the CJB. Both are correct even though they may seem different when read in English. Many words carry more than a single meaning in context.

This again is a strength of the CJB in that it seeks to draw out the more Jewish/biblical meanings. We would not wish to lose sight of the idea of "rightly dividing" either of course. We must carefully study the significant words in our texts rather than assume any translation is all inclusive of the meanings. In this way the more deeply we delve into the Word of Truth the more spiritual "meat" we will discover.

As I discuss elsewhere no original copies or even direct translations of the original Scriptures exist. For this reason we can not be absolutely certain what the Bible originally said in specific verses (which is partly why we must "rightly divide." We must rely on copies of copies. This is more true for the books of the B'rit Hadashah (New Testament) than of the Tanakh -- which was much better preserved, due in part to the Rabbinic practice of keeping a carefully handwritten scroll of the Torah in every shul (congregational meeting place).

There are myriad sometimes conflicting versions of these copies of copies of copies used by modern scholars for their new versions of the Bible. Most new translations (including the Complete Jewish Bible) are taken from a much wider array of source materials than the King James Version was drawn from.

While the translation of the KJV is not perfect it has been the established foundation of the faith for a very long time. Shifting that foundation alters what resides upon it (i.e. ones doctrines).

The current cacophony of competing source materials calls ever more on the judgment of the translators to determine which readings are the best (or most likely harmonious with the originals). Therein resides my chief concern about the various versions now being circulated and accepted:

Since a shockingly large percentage of these modern translators are not Believers in God, do not accept the traditional Christian faith, nor even accept the divine inspiration of the Bible itself -- Westcott and Hort, the most influential of the modern scholarly translators were admittedly Agnostic humanists -- their judgments in these matters should at the very least be considered suspect. Many of these modern versions are based on their work and teach a fundamentally different religion than the King James Version. This does not in itself make their translations heretical but considering the doctrinal shifts they establish their philosophical views and anti-biblical beliefs should be considered. These two Secular Humanists have fundamentally altered the Christian faith and yet most Christians have never even heard of them.

The point is -- the theological beliefs of the translators directly impact the dependability and doctrinal content of their translations. How could it be otherwise?

It is human nature and unavoidable that ones beliefs will effect ones translation from one language to another (although it can be minimized by ethical translators) and yet these biases need to be understood.

Proponents of Universalism and Secular Humanism will (do) translate from that perspective as we see in the NIV.

The King James Version is not a perfect translation however its history and over-all integrity far surpasses most modern versions.

The Complete Jewish Bible aims at restoring Jewish culture to the context of the Bible that was lost by non-Jewish translators and the official Church ban on "Judaizing."

I am beginning to incorporate the CJB into some of my studies here because I believe it will be easier for people to understand and to sense the cultural implications of the various texts.

As you continue applying yourself to the Word of HaShem I pray the Ruach Hakodesh will guide you into ever deeper truth.


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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

New priorities For NASA: Muslim Outreach!

This interview was done on Al Jazaara TV (as was Obama's first interview as "president")

What is the purpose of NASA?

Space Exploration?
Encourage the Sciences?
NO: Its all about Muslim Outreach!!!!

The Muslim al Ikhwan operative living in the White House has just ordered the head of NASA to focus on making the Muslims feel good about themselves!

Hear it in his own words!!!
(If this is pulled let me know, I have it backed up.)

Still think Husein is not a Muslim?

Still think he cares ANYTHING about the American people or our once great republic?

Think again!

The Book is called: The Post-American World, and it was written by a fellow Muslim.

Barry Sotero Is Reading "The Post-American World"

I can not confirm this photo is not photo shopped... My brother sent it to me... it looks real enough and certainly seems like likely reading material for the Muslim covert operative in the White House...

The name of the book Obama is reading is called:

The Post-American World, and it was written by a fellow Muslim.

Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noach: The Seven Noahide Laws

The  Earth Belongs to HaShem and the Fullness Thereof.
"The Earth Belongs to HaShem and the Fullness Thereof."

Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noach
The Seven Noahide Laws

By Yochanan ben Avraham (John of AllFaith) � 2004 (last updated 7.06.10)

One of the best-known biblical accounts is Noah and the Global Flood. Many ancient cultures recorded or remarked on their remembrances of this historic event. Modern science -- with its discoveries of frozen animals found at the North Pole with freeze dried vegetation still in their mouths -- supports that something like this did indeed occur. The preponderance of ancient confirmations from the Middle East to India to the Americas of this event lends solid support to Moses' original biblical description of what happened. Our interest in this study is in what happened immediately after the flood as recorded in Genesis.

Immediately after leaving the ark our common Father Noah released the animals he had rescued. He then built an alter and worshiped HaShem with thanksgiving (Genesis 8:20). Likewise we should all be so thankful to HaShem for the innumerable blessings He showers on us each and every day. The worship of HaShem should be the central focus of our lives. When birds sing and wolves howl they are glorifying the Creator. All life is a testament to His creative works and goodness. Humanity, according to the Torah, exists in a very special role as caretakers of HaShem's creation. As Noah and his family left the ark therefore they glorified HaShem.

After accepting their offering:

Genesis 8:21 ADONAI smelled the sweet aroma, and ADONAI said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, since the imaginings of a person's heart are evil from his youth; nor will I ever again destroy all living things, as I have done. 22 So long as the earth exists, sowing time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."

It is significant to note here that HaShem decided "... nor will I ever again destroy every living being..." as the New JPS has it. Rather than destroy humanity HaShem established a global covenant and provided a way for all of Noah's descendants to find favor and acceptance in His sight. HaShem declared the rainbow would forever symbolize this universal Noahide Covenant (9:12) and serve as a reminder of Adonai's love for His creation.

Genesis 9:1 God blessed Noach and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. 2 The fear and dread of you will be upon every wild animal, every bird in the air, every creature populating the ground, and all the fish in the sea; they have been handed over to you. 3 Every moving thing that lives will be food for you; just as I gave you green plants before, so now I give you everything - 4 only flesh with its life, which is its blood, you are not to eat.

Next Noah was told that the animal creation would henceforth have a natural "fear" of humankind. Prior to this time Scripture teaches that no such fear existed between man and beast. Animals felt no "dread" that their human caretakers might harm those they watched over. Prior to this point humans did not consume the flesh of the animals and so there was no need for them to fear us. After the flood however Adonai granted humans authority to begin eating the animals (under certain conditions). In the Messianic Age this fear will again be removed as humans return to a peaceful, healthful vegetarian diet (Isaiah 11:1-10). I discuss this topic in depth elsewhere if you are interested so we will move on. For now I simply note that humans are currently biblically allowed to eat the flesh of most other creatures (I Corinthians 8:8) however this does not mean it should be done.

Now the topic turns to maintaining justice in human society: If one person kills another person it is to be considered a most serious matter. Noah is told that it is our social responsibility to deal with such cases when they occur. He is told that such a person is to be put to death by the community. The rationale given for this is that HaShem made man in His own image (Genesis 9:8). This means that humanity is Adonai's legal and political representative on earth and so such a crime is actually an attack on God Himself. If humanity does not uphold righteousness and justice who will?

There is a very important point here. At Genesis 8:21 HaShem states that our hearts are continually evil. By empowering humanity to handle our own rectification in this way we are being forced collectively to take responsibility for our actions and thereby to acknowledge our sinful proclivities and strive to better ourselves as His representatives. Hence it is said that the sins of HaShem's people blasphemes His Name or reputation. Humanity is intimately associated with our Creator.

At Genesis 9:8 HaShem says that this Noachide Covenant or contract is being made with Noah and "his offspring to come" as well as with the animals and every living thing on the planet. The Noachide Covenant therefore is a universal commitment with global implications.

It has been alleged by some that HaShem cares nothing about the earth, that the natural world is sinful and vile and beyond redemption. Some who believe this wrongly expect to spend eternity in Heaven and hence care little about the earth. This is not what Adon (Master) Y'shua nor the Holy Scriptures teach however.

Adam was instructed by Adonai to care for the planet as its caretaker. Here HaShem shows His extreme concern for the natural order by including all life in the Noachide Covenant, not just humans because:

Romans 8:19 The creation waits eagerly for the sons of God to be revealed; 20 for the creation was made subject to frustration - not willingly, but because of the one who subjected it. But it was given a reliable hope 21 that it too would be set free from its bondage to decay and would enjoy the freedom accompanying the glory that God's children will have. 22 We know that until now, the whole creation has been groaning as with the pains of childbirth; 23 and not only it, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we continue waiting eagerly to be made sons - that is, to have our whole bodies redeemed and set free.

Hence it is clearly stated that we humans are to be the wise caretakers of this planet and the representatives of HaShem (Genesis 3:15,16) to its inhabitants. Clearly we are not supposed to recklessly exploit the planet, to destroy its environment, to wage senseless wars of aggression, to bring misery and extinction upon the other species and so on. No! We are the sons and daughters of HaShem! We have been charged with upholding the instructions of the Creator for the well being of all creation (Psalm 82:8). This is an awesome responsibility and one we are failing to observe properly!

Likewise the current attempts by Secular Humanists and others to lower humanity to the level of being simply another species of terrestrial life is in direct opposition with the revealed Will of HaShem. Our God-ordained role is much more than that. We are called to be the representatives of God for the well being of the earth's inhabitants. We must neither shirk that responsibility nor abuse the authority it brings.

The next section of our text is very important because here HaShem sets up the order for how human relations are to be conducted in the future by delegating the responsibilities He has given us. This information begins as Noah's son Ham goes into his father's tent and "sees his father's nakedness" -- which probably means that he sexually molested his father as he slept in his drunken state (Genesis 9:20-23). It certainly was more than simply seeing his father naked.

After this event Noah declares the roles of his sons and their offspring and announces the authority of the earthly governance established by HaShem:

Shem: This oldest son of Noah is granted the rights of the firstborn. He is the leader of the b'nei Noach, the children of Noah. The descendants of Shem include Abraham and his physical descendants -- which include the Semitic Jews through Sarah and Semitic Arabs through Hagar, the people living to the east of Babylon and the Persian Gulf, the Assyrians and others. Eventually the blessings of this lineage was narrowed to the descendants of Abraham and Sarah (i.e. excluding the Arabs of the line of Ishmael and his mother Hagar and others: Genesis 17:20,21).
There is also a "spiritual seed of Abraham" that includes all those who convert to Judaism. This includes those who enter into the B'rit Hadashah (New Covenant) established by Y'shua as Cohen Gadol and Mashiach (Romans 2:28). Converts to Judaism become Jews and are thus adopted into lineage of Shem. This includes those who are "grafted into" that lineage through acceptance of Adon Y'shua HaNatzrati (Master Jesus of Nazareth). For clarity of terminology it can be said that the talmidim (students) of Y'shua are "Nazarene Israelites" rather than Jews but this is a matter of semantics.

Ham: Canaan (Ham's son) and his offspring are specifically cursed by Noah. It is declared that these people will be servants to their brothers. Ham's descendants are said to include Ethiopians, Egyptians, Libyans, Phoenicians, Hittites and others. In no way does this justify discrimination against these people as some maintain even today.

Japheth: His descendants will be "enlarged" and blessed as they "dwell in the tents of Shem." They will live by the blessings of Shem. Later on in Genesis this relationship becomes clearer. If the descendants of Japheth use their material blessings to bless and bolster the descendents of Shem (the Jews), they will be blessed. Conversely if they 'leave the tents of Shem' and turn their backs on the Jews, refusing to support and bless the Shemites, then HaShem will curse Japheth's descendants. This blessing/cursing applies to the descendants of Ham as well, however it is especially applicable for the descendants of Japheth who are specifically instructed by HaShem to live in "the tents of Shem."
The descendants of Japheth include the Cimmerians, Cimbri, Celts, Scythians, Russians, Greeks, Anglo-Saxons, Syrians, Thracians, Armenians, peoples of Asia Minor, Sicilians, Cypriots etc.

The Jews (or Shemites) are ordained by HaShem in the Torah to be the priests of the earth (Exodus 19:6). The other branches of the human family are called to establish the earth under their direction as HaShem's emissaries. Unfortunately these biblically mandated responsibilities have not been followed by any of the three principle people groups (Romans 11:32). The Jews have failed to maintain proper submission to HaShem. They have disobeyed Moshe and those sent to them, including Adon Y'shua. The Noachide nations have often turned against the Jews with fierce wrath and antisemitism and have fundamentally altered the B'rit Hadashah placed in their care. The foundations of the earth are out of balance and will continue to be so until the manifestation of Adon Y'shua as Mashiach.

The Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noach or Seven Noahide Laws are incumbent upon us all:

Acts 17:26 "From one man he made every nation living on the entire surface of the earth, and he fixed the limits of their territories and the periods when they would flourish. 27 God did this so that people would look for him and perhaps reach out and find him although in fact, he is not far from each one of us, 28 'for in him we live and move and exist.' Indeed, as some of the poets among you have said, 'We are actually his children.'

Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noach

  • Avodah Zarah: Prohibition on idolatry.
  • Birchat HaShem: Prohibition on blasphemy and cursing the Name of God.
  • Shefichat Damim: Prohibition on murder.
  • Gezel: Prohibition on robbery and theft.
  • Gilui Arayot: Prohibition on immorality and forbidden sexual relations.
  • Ever Min HaChay: Prohibition on removing and eating a limb from a live animal.
  • Dinim: Requirement to establish justice systems and courts of law to enforce the other 6 laws.

The Noahide Laws Extrapolated

Based on these universal laws Noahide Nazarenes understand the following:

Avodah Zarah: Do not worship images, anyone or anything except HaShem Himself. This prohibits the worship of prophets, angels, saints, teachers and so on. This includes the worship of Adon Y'shua HaNatzrati as part of a Trinity. Adonai is One. While due honor may be shown to others, especially to our Adon Y'shua, only HaShem is to be worshiped.

Birchat HaShem: The Name of God is holy and above all other names. For this reason it should only be uttered with ones full concentration and respect. For this reason titles like HaShem (the NAME), Adonai (the LORD) are used. There are many gods but only one true God. For this reason some people write G-d and L-rd. I feel this is not needed as these are only titles. One should not make vows in the name of HaShem nor swear in any way as such is presumptuous and treats the Name as a commodity to be bartered.

Shefichat Damim: Murder is the unauthorized taking of a human life. Not all killing is murder. Law 7 requires lawful governments to uphold these laws and in some cases to exact capital punishment. Likewise sometimes wars are not only just but righteous acts (such as defending Israel from its aggressors). Likewise in the defense of human life and property it is sometimes necessary to take the life of criminals in defense. Such takings of human life are not to be considered as murder. This law is not a call to pacifism. In all cases one must act with compassion.

Gezel: Do not take what is not yours.

Gilui Arayot: This prohibition aims at preserving the family unit and human dignity.

Ever Min HaChay: Those who consume animals must do so as compassionately as possible. Animals are not "things" but living beings created by HaShem through Adon Y'shua. For this reason kashrut (the kosher laws of the Torah) were enacted. Under the B'rit Hadashah we are not required to observe all the details of kashrut however we must maintain compassion for the animals. For more information on this topic see my study Should Noahide Nazarenes Eat Meat?

Dinim: It is the duty of the Noahide nations to maintain legal system that enforce and advocate these Laws for the well being of all creatures and the spiritual edification of humanity.

Genesis 8:15-9:28

Genesis 8:15 God said to Noach, 16 "Go out from the ark, you, your wife, your sons and your son's wives with you. 17 Bring out with you every living thing you have with you - birds, livestock and every animal that creeps on the earth - so that they can swarm on the earth, be fruitful and multiply on the earth." 18 So Noach went out with his sons, his wife and his sons' wives; 19 every animal, every creeping thing and every bird, whatever moves on the earth, according to their families, went out of the ark.

20 Noach built an altar to ADONAI. Then he took from every clean animal and every clean bird, and he offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 ADONAI smelled the sweet aroma, and ADONAI said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, since the imaginings of a person's heart are evil from his youth; nor will I ever again destroy all living things, as I have done. 22 So long as the earth exists, sowing time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."

Genesis 9:1 God blessed Noach and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. 2 The fear and dread of you will be upon every wild animal, every bird in the air, every creature populating the ground, and all the fish in the sea; they have been handed over to you. 3 Every moving thing that lives will be food for you; just as I gave you green plants before, so now I give you everything - 4 only flesh with its life, which is its blood, you are not to eat. 5 I will certainly demand an accounting for the blood of your lives: I will demand it from every animal and from every human being. I will demand from every human being an accounting for the life of his fellow human being. 6 Whoever sheds human blood, by a human being will his own blood be shed; for God made human beings in his image. 7 And you people, be fruitful, multiply, swarm on the earth and multiply on it."

8 God spoke to Noach and his sons with him; he said, 9 "As for me - I am herewith establishing my covenant with you, with your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you - the birds, the livestock and every wild animal with you, all going out of the ark, every animal on earth. 11 I will establish my covenant with you that never again will all living beings be destroyed by the waters of a flood, and there will never again be a flood to destroy the earth." 12 God added, "Here is the sign of the covenant I am making between myself and you and every living creature with you, for all generations to come: 13 I am putting my rainbow in the cloud - it will be there as a sign of the covenant between myself and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth, and the rainbow is seen in the cloud; 15 I will remember my covenant which is between myself and you and every living creature of any kind; and the water will never again become a flood to destroy all living beings. 16 The rainbow will be in the cloud; so that when I look at it, I will remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of any kind on the earth."

17 God said to Noach, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between myself and every living creature on the earth."

18 The sons of Noach who went out from the ark were Shem, Ham and Yefet. Ham is the father of Kena'an. 19 These three were the sons of Noach, and the whole earth was populated by them.

20 Noach, a farmer, was the first to plant a vineyard. 21 He drank so much of the wine that he got drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. 22 Ham, the father of Kena'an, saw his father shamefully exposed, went out and told his two brothers. 23 Shem and Yefet took a cloak, put it over both their shoulders, and, walking backward, went in and covered their naked father. Their faces were turned away, so that they did not see their father lying there shamefully exposed.

24 When Noach awoke from his wine, he knew what his youngest son had done to him. 25 He said, "Cursed be Kena'an; he will be a servant of servants to his brothers." 26 Then he said, "Blessed be ADONAI, the God of Shem; Kena'an will be their servant. 27 May God enlarge Yefet; he will live in the tents of Shem, but Kena'an will be their servant."

28 After the flood Noach lived 350 years. 29 In all, Noach lived 950 years; then he died.

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Shabat Shalom-Am Israel Chai-Heveinu Shalom Aleichem-Shal

Shabbat Shalom everyone!

I love this version of this song (so I post it for Shabbat fairly often) and this video has some wonderful graphics with it.

May HaShem bless Israel and keep all His people safe, Jews as well as all others who call upon His Name, as we celebrate another Shabbat as Adonai commands us.>

Obama: being an American is not a matter of blood or birth.

Barry don't need no stinking birth certificate....

According to Barry Sotero (the Muslim Indonesian al Ikhwan operative running and destroying this country) his place of birth nor anyone else's matters! We're ALL Americans!

... being an American is not a matter of blood or birth.

So this is why he is so angry about the Arizona Immigration law! Mexicans are Americans, Palestinians are Americans, Egyptians are Americans... everyone is an American! So lets shut down the country, establish the Global Union and force everyone to accept Sharia!