Grammar and suchplease feel free to ask or attempt to correct. And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. And thank you for those who are helping.
דיקדוק והבנהתרגישו חופשי להאיר או לשאול. ויאמר משה אל ה' בי אדני לא איש דברים אנכי גם מתמול גם משלשם גם מאז דברך אל עבדך כי כבד פה וכבד לשון אנכי: ותודה לאילו שעוזרים
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Change will happen whether we like it or not. The question is are we going to be PART of the change or is the change going to happen despite us.
Following on from my last guest post, The Insanity of Biotech by biochemist Paul Little, Mike Bendzela is the author of this guest post. These guest posts have been tangentially exploring similar subjects I have in my book, but in different directions; and this post explores organic farming. In S3: Science, Statistics and Skepticism, I lightheartedly tackle the naturalistic fallacy and use some bad (and funny) statistics that purposefully confuse correlation with causation, intending to teach a lesson.
Have you ever noticed health food geeks don't seem healthier that those who eat regular food? I feel that the pressure and tension of dealing with food just poisons them.
Dear sister, aunt, daughter, mother, niece or wife, whoever you are, who is attempting to break your head on the wall,
I have some painful news for you. While you feel the need for others to accept you as equals, there is no need.
In the eyes of God you are his children to the same extent as men, and there is no necessity to prove it.
The wall is no more then a remnant of a place that (as I recall) that God burnt down because Jews were not willing to get their act together and worship him in brotherly love.
That place that was destroyed is no longer standing. The holiest place you can find right now is your own heart.
I do wonder if God is at all interested in prayers unless we can stand in front of him and be willing to put aside all of our beliefs and preconceived ideas, whatever they may be. Can we have any place in front of him at all?
Willingness to stand in front of God does not require a tallis, or tefillin or a torah scroll reading. It needs no press release, minyan or wall (even facebook) of any kind.
There is no point in fighting against those who claim they have a monopoly over religion. God is not with them, God despises their arrogance and idol-worshiping practices. And most of all, God despises their claim that the only way to access him is via them.
The fight over the wall will achieve nothing except to show to the world that we, the Jewish people are not a beacon to God but a bunch of traditionalists bashing one another. It is sadly ironic that the setting for this battle of wills is the wall itself, a remnant of the very place where God banished us from His kingdom due to our petty infighting and rabid hatred of anything ‘different’. Do we ever learn from history?
God is still patiently waiting for us to come back to him. But the wall is not necessarily the entrance gate to our return path. Firstly, we have to break down the seemingly impenetrable wall of our own hearts.
היום התחתנו בביתינו לפני עם ועדה, אני ואלה לא כדת ולא כדעת משה וישראל, אלא כדעת יהוה אלוהי ישראל. בזה אנחנו במביאים רצונינו שאין אנחנו מעוניינים בעסק אם דת, ודעת משה וישראל בחיינו כלל וכלל.
2013-05-11 @ 7:45:17 AM
Suzanne Haïk-Vantoura (1912-2000), LA MUSIQUE DE LA BIBLE RÉVÉLÉE – VOLUME 3 (Alienor 1051 CD), Track 10.
This is a “clean” video version of Psalms 113 which I’ve prepared for use on a DVD and for instructional purposes. The silence at the beginning of the video is the best introduction for such long-lost music (and as a memorial of Mme.
When God sends his kisses and love, if you don't feel it, you will when it hurts. God thank you for allowing me feel it in joy, love and praise to you. The posting of Psalms 113 came just on time.
I was asked the other day if I am Happy? What is Happiness? Some quick searches come up with:
happiness, state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy happiness emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological,psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology, endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained. It is of such fundamental importance to the human condition that "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" were deemed to be unalienable rights by the United States Declaration of Independence.
Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics. Happiness economics suggests that measures of public happiness should be used to supplement more traditional economic measures when evaluating the success of public policy.
Why can’t a person just say they are happy? Why do they need to check and search?
Could it be a distrust that they are happy & content. The ego always looks for MORE.
I asked God what is happiness. He answered me
Book: Numbers Chapter 15 Verse: 41
I [am] the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I [am] the LORD your God.
Couldn’t be a simpler answer. Anything but God is ego. Ego isn’t happy, can’t ever be. God is freedom, eternal bliss, joy and happiness.
Thank you God for reminding me.
God isn’t religious, I said.
What do you call religion? he quipped.
So i quoted from a popular knowledge base encyclopedia – wikipedia: "Religion is an organized collection of belief systems, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values. Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. From their ideas about the cosmos and human nature, they tend to derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle."
And you say God isn’t religious? still completely not believing.
Didn’t you say that you believe that God showed himself to the ancient Hebrew and their prophets? That his words are spoken in the TaNaCh (the Jewish Bible)?
Yes I did, and this does not make him religious.
Then go explain all those rules and priesthood that are written in the Torah (first books of the Jewish Bible)? That seems a organized collection and system.
True it does. But that is not what God wants for us.
I’m lost, He wrote it (or gave it to Moses) or not? If he did then he wants us to be a religion with beliefs and practices!
God is not stupid. He is a good salesman, selling us first what we want but most of all what we need.
God could not sell us just to be connected to him and to know our egoistical self. We didn’t want to buy. We were not prepared. We wanted to buy was what everyone around us were doing. Practice, ritual, hierarchy, a system, something palpable something you can feel.
So God sold us the Sinai covenant, but with a stipulation. "If" you succeed then you get Full peace and the Glory of God will be on you. Otherwise you go down to the lowest places man can go.
Wait a second, your saying God lied!
The salesman knows how to sell. A good salesman knows how to sell what you really need, while knowing what you think you want.
God knows we could not succeed with the Sinai covenant, but as what he wanted to sell WAS NOT RELIGION he also gave a covenant to Abraham. A covenant which had no stipulation. The final result is the world redeemed, connecting to him knowing our egoistical selfish self.