It's important to clarify a common misconception
many have about the role of the Oral Torah in Judaism.
The Oral Torah is
not an interpretation of the Written Torah.
In fact, the Oral Torah preceded the Written Torah.
The oral Torah, Tradition was not
put to paper until some several hundred years after Jesus Christ ascended to
Sion. Jesus read from the book of the Prophet Isaiah in their synaGOG
When the Jewish people stood
at Mount Sinai 3,300 years ago, God communicated the 613 commandments, along
with a detailed, practical explanation of how to fulfill them. At that point in
time, the teachings were entirely oral.
Ex:31:18: And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
It wasn't until 40 years
later, just prior to Moses' death and the Jewish people's entering the Land of
Israel, that Moses wrote the scroll of the written Torah (known as the Five
Books of Moses) and gave it to the Jewish people.
WHY DO WE NEED AN ORAL TORAH?
The story is told about a
fellow who applies for a job at a prestigious investment banking firm. The
interviewer looks at his resume and says, "I see you went to Harvard
Business School. Very nice. Tell me, what year did you graduate?"
The fellow says,
"1990. Did you ever
take any courses with Professor Stevens?"
"Okay, how about
Professor Phillips? He's one of the most popular professors at Harvard. Older
fellow, grey hair. Did you meet him?"
"Nope, never heard of
"You went to the
Harvard Business School and you don't know two of the most popular
professors?! I don't get it. Did you attend Harvard or not?"
"Well, I guess I
should be honest with you. I didn't actually go to Harvard. My roommate
attended the Harvard Business School. He used to bring home all his notes and
textbooks, and I read everything he brought home. So when he graduated, I
figured I graduated, too."
The interviewer was not
impressed. And our “graduate" didn't get the job. (Or if he did, it's one
of those firms that's out of business now...)
Why isn't it enough just to
read the notes to be considered a Harvard graduate?
Because you need to hear the
lectures. The professors add so much information that the notes simply don't
present a full view of the subject. If you want to get a full understanding of a
text, what's the best way to find out? Ask the experts: "What's behind
this? Please explain it."
1Cor:1:27: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
Information in the written
form is, by definition, secondary and limited in scope.
Matt:2:5: And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
Mt:4:6: And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written,
He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Mt:4:10: Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Mt:11:10: For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Mt:26:24: The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
Mt:26:31: Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
Mk:1:2: As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Mk:7:6: He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites,
as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Mk:9:12: And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how
it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
Mk:9:13: But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.
Mk:14:21: The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
Mk:14:27: And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night:
for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
Lk:2:23: (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
Lk:3:4: As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Lk:4:8: And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is
written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Lk:4:10: For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
Lk:7:27: This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Lk:24:46: And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
Jn:6:31: Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is
written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
Jn:12:14: And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
Acts:1:20: For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
Acts:7:42: Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
Acts:15:15: And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is
Acts:23:5: Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is
written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
Rom:1:17: For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is
written, The just shall live by faith.
Rom:2:24: For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is
Rom:3:4: God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Rom:3:10: As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Rom:4:17: (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Rom:8:36: As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Rom:9:13: As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
Rom:9:33: As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Rom:10:15: And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Rom:11:8: (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
Rom:11:26: And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is
written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Rom:12:19: Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for
it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Rom:14:11: For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Rom:15:3: For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is
written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Rom:15:9: And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
Rom:15:21: But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
1Cor:1:19: For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1Cor:1:31: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
1Cor:2:9: But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1Cor:3:19: For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is
written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1Cor:9:9: For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
1Cor:10:7: Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is
written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
1Cor:14:21: In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.
1Cor:15:45: And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
2Cor:4:13: We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is
written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
2Cor:8:15: As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
2Cor:9:9: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Gal:3:10: For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is
written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Gal:3:13: Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:
for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Gal:4:22: For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
Gal:4:27: For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
Heb:10:7: Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
1Pt:1:16: Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Josh:8:31: As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as
it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.
That's why the Oral Torah is
50 times the size of the Written Torah! (In actuality, the Oral Torah is
infinite. It contains the totality of Torah, which -- as the word of the
infinite God -- is by its very definition infinite.)
forever changing, God
never Changes "It is Written"
ADVANTAGE OF THE ORAL TORAH
If the Oral Torah is such a
great idea, then why isn't the Torah entirely oral? Because the Written Torah is
necessary to provide the basics. If everything was by heart, then you'd have no
reference point at all. There has to be a shell from which to extract the vast
2Pt:1:20: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan explains
in his "Handbook of Jewish Thought" (Moznaim 1979):
The Oral Torah was
originally meant to be transmitted by word of mouth. It was transmitted from
master to student in such a manner that if the student had any question, he
would be able to ask, and thus avoid ambiguity. A written text, on the other
hand, no matter how perfect, is always subject to misinterpretation.
Furthermore, the Oral
Torah was meant to cover the
infinitude of cases which would arise in the course of time.
It could never have been written in its entirety. It is thus written
(Ecclesiastes 12:12), "Of making many books there is no end." God
therefore gave Moses a set of rules through which the Torah could be applied
to every possible case.
If the entire Torah
would have been given in writing, everyone would be able to interpret it as he
desired. This would lead to division and discord among people who followed the
Torah in different ways. The Oral Torah, on the other hand, would require a
central authority to preserve it, thus assuring the unity of Israel...
Isa:3:12: As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
ORAL TEACHINGS HELP YOU REMEMBER
Do you have an encyclopedia?
When was the last time you used it? Most people haven't looked at their
encyclopedia in ages. Usually, the only time you use an encyclopedia is when you
need to look up something specific. Otherwise, it is just a reference work that
sits on your bookshelf.
This was God's objective in
devising the Oral Torah. Because Judaism is not a reference work made to sit on
a shelf. Torah is meant to be lived and internalized. To do that, you need to
know it backwards and forwards. That's why God gave us both a Written Torah and
an Oral Torah. The basics are laid out in writing, but the rest of it must be
learned orally, encouraging every Jew to constantly review and remember.
Furthermore, when it's oral,
people must transmit it personally from teacher to student, from parent to
child. That way, it's constantly on everyone's lips, being discussed and
Rom:1:23: And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
The Talmud articulates this
idea (Eruvin 54b):
Rebbe Eliezer learned: A
person is obligated to teach his student each lesson four times. This is
deduced by the following inference: Aaron -- who learned from Moses who
learned it from God -- had to learn his lesson four times; how much more so an
ordinary pupil who learns from an ordinary teacher.
Rebbe Akiva said: Where do
we know that a teacher must continue to repeat the material until the student
has mastered it? Because the Torah says (Deut. 31:19), "And you shall
teach it to the children of Israel." And where do we know that it must be
taught until the students know it fluently? Because the Torah says (ibid.),
"Put it in their mouths." And where do we know that the teacher must
also explain the reasons? Because the Torah says (Exodus 21:1), "Now
these are the ordinances which you shall put before them
Because the Jews have had
such a turbulent history, parts of the Oral Torah were written down because it
was in danger of getting lost. Even still, the majority of the information
remains oral until today.
God -- in His infinite wisdom
-- devised the consummate system for transmitting Torah throughout the
generations. It is not a written law, and it is not an oral law. It's both.
manipulated and changed as the Hassidic anti-God
rib-eyes see fit
Attorney Motti Mintzer, representative of local religious council and a
resident of Elkana, told Ynet: "There is mikveh in Elkana since it
was established. We moved to the permanent community and decided to
build a new mikveh, according to the instructions of the local rabbi,
and he ruled according to rulings of outstanding rabbis throughout the
"The local hassidim from Chabad are from a messianic cult
and want to force the community to build the
mikveh according to their specifications," he said.
In response to Chabad's claims that the religious council does not
consider them part of the Orthodox Judaism, Mintzer said: "We don't
claim, we never did and we never will. Obviously they are kosher Jews,
until they begin acting in a compulsive way,
all the while refuting the authority of the community rabbi."
Rabbi Yehuda Stern of Elkana commented: "I have ruled according to
our custom on the mikveh issue. We are not a Chabad community and my
ruling followed the rulings of outstanding rabbis throughout the
Mt:23:8: But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Chabad seeks to dictate halakha (talmudic law)
so that its rejected minority view is forced on the majority. This
scenario repeats itself often. Why? Because Chabad theology is clear: We
are right, everyone else is wrong. Majority rule in halakha or anything
else is overridden by what can only be termed Chabad arrogance.
But soon this won't matter. Chabad is a rapidly growing amalgam
of born-hasidim, ba'alei teshuva and hangers-on. Soon, counting the
hangers-on, it will surpass mainstream Orthodoxy in numbers. And when it
does, mikvaot will follow Chabad opinion, as will schechita, sofrut, and
just about everything else. And when that happens, the idea of a second
coming will be firmly rooted as part of Jewish tradition.
The first coming of the Son of perdition,
Moshiach ben satan, for they chose the "Robber" and crucified
As I have written previously, the probability is great that your
grandchildren's children will await the coming of a messiah named Mendel
Schneerson, and will do so believing this to be a
normative belief with roots stretching back to Moses.
And when that happens, there is a list of graves you'll want to spit
on. Far better to spit on these individuals while they are still among us.
If you do not know how to find them, pick up a copy of the Jewish Observer
and spit at random.
for they spit at Jesus the Lord
"Spoof of the Day"
anti-Christ blasphemy and TREASON to the
Talmudic Red Sofiet jews of Dan
Ginsburg is more determined. He knows that in the near future the Land of
Israel is about to expand. He writes, "It is our duty to force all
mankind to accept the seven Noahide laws, and if not—they
will be killed." (Ma'ariv, 10/6/04)
White House Chief of Staff at the American
Friends of Lubavitch Dinner
(L-R) R. Levi Shemtov, Michael Chertoff Secretary of the Department of
Homeland Security, Josh Bolten White House Chief of Staff and R. Avremel
The Chabad annual dinner in Washington was characterized by unanimous
support of both political parties,
manifested by the presence of House
Democratic Whip, Steny Hoyer,
his rival, Republican Whip, Roy Blunt.
What everyone agreed upon is
that Rabbi Levi Shemtov “is a blessing to all”. Among the participants of
the dinner were the Jewish
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff,
generous advocate Jay Krupin and Josh Bolten, White
House Chief of Staff, who had just arrived from a meal with Prime Minister
Ehud Olmert and his wife.
Also present were Fred Zeidman
, chairman of the
Holocaust Museum of the Bush Administration and a close associate of President
Bush, Jewish Attorney Steven Pearls a specialist in claims against terror
organizations, who stated that payments for his services “come out of the
wallets of the bad guys”, Howard Freedman,
president of the powerful pro Israel AIPAC organization, Senator and U.S.
presidential candidate, Joe Lieberman,
director of the Republican Jewish Coalition Matt Brooks and other dignitaries.
More pictures in the Extended Article!
The Staged...."Iran attacks
the justification for the shem of shame war
Hezbollah Becomes Strategic Threat; Rockets Can Strike Tel Aviv
17:31 May 30, '06 / 3
by Scott Shiloh
||Hezbollah, an Islamic terrorist organization
closely allied with Iran,
long a security nuisance on the northern border, now poses a strategic threat
Sunday’s rocket strike at a military base near Tzefat was the deepest a
rocket fired from southern Lebanon has ever penetrated Israel.
The attack, which Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres termed “coincidental,”
may have been a deliberate effort by Hezbollah to showcase its new strategic
Those weapons, according to an article in Ha-aretz, are now able to strike
virtually everywhere in Israel from the Galilee to the northern Negev.
With such range, a border skirmish with Hezbollah could potentially prompt an
attack on Tel Aviv, or any location in Israel’s densely populated, industrial
Though not highly accurate, Hezbollah’s rockets, supplied
by Iran, carry 600 kilograms of explosives capable of causing severe
damage to any target. Since the rockets are propelled by solid fuel, they are
easily mobile. That would make it difficult for Israel to remove the threat, in
the event of a wider conflict.
Israel would almost certainly need to take Hezbollah’s rocket threat into
account, when considering the possibility of military
engagement against Iran or Syria.
Dr. David Buk’ai, a professor at Haifa University, said the potential for the
Hezbollah to use the missiles effectively increases the
need for the IDF to retaliate more harshly against minor Hezbollah provocations,
in order to preserve the balance of deterrence.
Buk’ai explained that up until Sunday’s incident, the IDF responded to
border skirmishes by aiming at empty facilities, minimizing damage and
casualties, with the goal of precluding an escalation of the conflict.
In contrast, Sunday’s response left Hezbollah with 15 dead and heavy damage to
a number of military installations.
“This needs to represent a new policy, one that will maintain deterrence
vis-a-vis Hezbollah,” Buk’ai said.
Noahide anti-Christ Deminicrazy,
after all slavery is Freedom
from a "pickletaine"
(05-29) 15:08 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) --
Just when President Bush was trying to accentuate the positive in Iraq and
declare a new beginning in the war on terror, a rash of bad news comes from
multiple fronts in the global struggle.
New details are emerging in the killings of two dozen Iraqi civilians at
the hands of Marines. Anti-American protesters are staging riots in
Afghanistan after a U.S. military convoy rammed into several civilian cars.
And a reported 75 military detainees at Guantanamo Bay are on a hunger strike
to protest their continued imprisonment without charges.
Add the trouble to the continuing daily violence in Iraq — at least 40
were killed in a series of bombings Monday, including two from a CBS News crew
— and Bush could be in danger of losing even more support for his mission.
Bush has tried to keep the nation behind him with repeated talk about the
importance of defeating the terrorists abroad so they cannot attack the United
States again. He has expressed confidence that the U.S. will prevail and
spread (Noahide) democracy. And he has
acknowledged costly mistakes along the way.
In the past week, Bush has spoken about a new chapter in the nation's
relationship with Iraq since a new government has taken control. But that
hasn't kept the violence and unrest out of the headlines every day, and some
in the White House have been arguing that he needs to do more to push back.
His public relations blitzes on the war have helped build support in the past,
according to public opinion polls taken before and after his campaigns.
the yiddiot Judeo-Churchinsanity Noahides, suppot
murder in the name of Judeo-Jaysoooose
At a press conference last week, Bush said the war has featured personal
mistakes — specifically his "tough talk" about capturing Osama bin
Laden "dead or alive" and challenging U.S. foes to "bring it
on." And he said the worst mistake the country has made in Iraq was the
Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. "We've been paying for that for a long
period of time," Bush said.
You will be repaid double compense Apostate murdering
He has not yet commented publicly on an incident in Iraq that Rep. John
Murtha, a decorated Marine war veteran and prominent critic of Iraq policy,
has contended could undermine U.S. efforts there even more than Abu Ghraib
Murtha, D-Pa., has spoken critically about reports that Marines killed two
dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians, including women and children, last November in
Haditha, a city western Iraq that has been plagued by insurgents. The
congressman also believes that the deaths were initially covered up by the
Home of the Brave
The killings came after a bomb rocked a military convoy on Nov. 19, killing
a Marine. Marines then shot and killed unarmed civilians in a taxi at the
scene and went into homes and shot other people, according to Murtha, who has
been briefed by officials.
The Pentagon is investigating the deaths in Haditha, along with the events
in Afghanistan that sparked rioting there Monday.
Witnesses said the incident began when a convoy of at least three U.S.
Humvees came into the city from the outskirts, then rammed into a rush-hour
traffic jam, hitting several civilian cars. There were disputes about the
number of deaths, but at least one person died.
The crash sparked a riot by dozens of stone-throwing Afghans who shouted
"Down with America." Witnesses said U.S. forces then fired on the
crowd, and the violence escalated.
Hundreds of Afghan army troops and NATO peacekeepers in tanks were deployed
around the city, as chanting protesters marched on the presidential palace and
rioters smashed police guard boxes, set fire to police cars and ransacked
The military also is dealing with defiant prisoners at Guantanamo Bay who
are trying to draw attention to the fact that some have been held for up to 4
1/2 years without charges and with little contact with the outside world.
The U.S. military holds about 460 men at Guantanamo on suspicion of links
to al-Qaida or the Taliban. Human rights groups say many innocent people have
been swept up in the Bush administration's war on terrorism and sent to the
prison at the Cuban base in Guantanamo Bay, with no end in sight to their
incarceration. Only 10 of the detainees have been
charged with crimes.
Their military trials, the first held by the United States since the World
War II era, are set to begin within months. The Supreme Court, however, is
expected to rule in June on whether Bush overstepped his authority by ordering
war-crimes trials for some of those held at Guantanamo Bay
whoooopie, the Talmudic Noahide Court of Amaraka will
make their ruling, and we know what their ruling and TREASON is