For the first time in my 40 years of promoting the Controversial Biblical Message of the Restoration and re-uniting of the 12-Tribed Kingdom of Israel, we hit a soft nerve and the Body of Judah jolted up, creating a mini viral wave of comments and responses.
This is the caption that ignited this response:
It received hundreds of responses unlike the normal 10 – 30. You will find the original on my Face Book Page www.facebook.com/ovadyah777 under the date 7 Aug. 2020 (thereabout). The response from the many Jewish respondents were excitingly positive with almost no negative comments. The comments section reads like a study course on this topic – but did indeed reflect lack of insight. Of course, again, there were the two often opposing sides (Judah and reawakening Torah restoring Ephraim or 10-Israe).
A Jewish commentator responded with
“Oyyyyyy! look at the Pandora box that you opened up! How do you go about clarifying 2000 years of ignorance?”
I responded with:
“Daniel 12:4 spoke of this time: ‘But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.’ So, what the Prophets spoke of, what Chazal and the Jewish Sages wrote about which they saw only in vision for the future, is now REAL and virtual all around us. So, you don’t have to be a Prophet to put things together – you just have to be open minded, LISTEN, observe and CONSIDER. This is a problem for most people today hence the confusion and the ignorance.”
We find that it is this lack of open-minded reconsideration which is lacking (on both sides) and which withholds insight into the astounding Phenomenon which is rising up all around us: of non-Jews who become Torah restorers and hence lovers of Israel, the Jewish nation and even the Land of Israel. Of course, it is a slow evolving process – but it is gain8ing momentum like a great spiritual Tsunami.
There are several great unsurpassable Stumbling Blocks for both sides to cross. We will deal this week with only one of these: The importance of being together IN the Land. This, in fact, underlies the entire Divine Intent of raising up a Nation IN a Land which will serve as His Domicile when He Returns His Shechinah Presence in the Coming Final Redemption Event (as depicted by the Feasts of the Coming 7th Month: Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Succoth) in another 5 weeks from now.
Amazing Times that we are living in!
Rabbinic commentary on this week’s Parashah
Seek God in Jerusalem
Parashat Re’eh 5780; by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin; OHR TORAH STONE ots.org.il/
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Be sure to read the KOL HATOR Comments here below after you have viewed this inspiring video for further Scriptural confirmation of “Seek God in Jerusalem.”
KOL HATOR Comments
Zech. 8 :23,
|כג כֹּה-אָמַר, יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, בַּיָּמִים הָהֵמָּה, אֲשֶׁר יַחֲזִיקוּ עֲשָׂרָה אֲנָשִׁים מִכֹּל לְשֹׁנוֹת הַגּוֹיִם; וְהֶחֱזִיקוּ בִּכְנַף אִישׁ יְהוּדִי לֵאמֹר, נֵלְכָה עִמָּכֶם–כִּי שָׁמַעְנוּ, אֱלֹהִים עִמָּכֶם.||23 Thus saith HaShem of hosts: ‘In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the garment of him that is a Jew, saying: We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’|
NOTE –’10 men of all nations” is a clear ref. to the ten Tribes in exile amongst the nations. Re-awakening Ephraimites take note: it does not say that a Jew will ask the 10 to come and show them where they of Judah have been wrong – as so many restorers insist to do, thus resisting reconciliation.
|ב וְהָיָה בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים, נָכוֹן יִהְיֶה הַר בֵּית-יְהוָה בְּרֹאשׁ הֶהָרִים, וְנִשָּׂא, מִגְּבָעוֹת; וְנָהֲרוּ אֵלָיו, כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם.||2 And it shall come to pass in the End of days, that the mountain of HaShem’s House shall be established as the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.|
|ג וְהָלְכוּ עַמִּים רַבִּים, וְאָמְרוּ לְכוּ וְנַעֲלֶה אֶל-הַר-יְהוָה אֶל-בֵּית אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב, וְיֹרֵנוּ מִדְּרָכָיו, וְנֵלְכָה בְּאֹרְחֹתָיו: כִּי מִצִּיּוֹן תֵּצֵא תוֹרָה, וּדְבַר-יְהוָה מִירוּשָׁלִָם.||3 And many peoples shall go and say: ‘Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of HaShem, to the House of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth the Torah, and the Word of HaShem from Jerusalem.|
Do we need more confirmation? We only have to comply now.
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