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The Disciples of Jesus Christs’ Parsha Va’et’hanan: Deuteronomy 3

July 23, 2010

The Disciples of Jesus Christs’ Memorial Parsha: VA’et’hanan

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Deuteronomy 3 – (Deuteronomy 3-7); Haphtarah Va’et’hanan: Isaiah 40

Saturday, July 24th, 2010.

Today is my birthday, July 22nd, 2010 and I am using the font, called Constantia. Wow. A font named after me; because my middle name is Constantia.

This is an interesting week to read the Torah, for one we continue into the book of Deuteronomy third chapter. The Haphtarah is again chosen to support the lost and devastation to the people when the Temple is destroyed, the first and the second time.  First Moses preaches the defeat of Og, which is the King of Bashan (a land of giants). Then Moses preaches to the congregation that he is forbidden to cross over the other side of Jordan. In the end Joshua strengthens Moses and assures him of God divine protection and success.

Deuteronomy 3:1-11:  Defeat of Og King of Bashan (Giants)

In this chapter the people of Israel go to war with King Bashan, a giant in magnitude, not only physically mightier but with great fortified and established cities. Moses sets the people in array for battle against the kingdom of Bashan, and then Battle at Edrei. The LORD said to Moses to fear not, because He will deliver the enemy into your hand. (Deuteronomy 3:1-2; Numbers 21:33-34).

Like the King of Sihon, the King of Bashan was also defeated (Numbers 21:35; Deuteronomy 3:3; and Deuteronomy 2:33). The children of Israel took all the cities and none of the inhabitants remain, even though the threescore cities were fortified (Deuteronomy 2:34-35; Deuteronomy 3:4-8). The children of Israel took all the cities; but did not take any of the inhabitants – none remained alive in the three score cities that were fortified. (Deuteronomy 2:34-35): and Deuteronomy 3:4-10).

Deuteronomy 3:21-29:  Moses Forbidden to cross the Jordan

As the children of Israel seize the kingdom of Og (Rephaites), they notice that there is a bed frame the size of about 13 ½ by 9 feet, which is certainly for a giant.  King Og’s bedstead was 13 ½ feet iron.  My bed only accommodates a six foot tall person about 40 inches wide or less. The bed is still in Rabbah of the Ammonites (Deuteronomy 3:11).

The land that was succeeded was given to the half tribe of Manasseh (Deuteronomy 3:13, as commanded by Moses after Manasseh, Gad and Reuben escorted the remainder to the other side of the Jordan, into the land of their inheritance, as commanded by the LORD God (Jehovah or YAHWEH). (Numbers 34:14; Numbers 32:20; Deuteronomy 3:12-18; Joshua 4:10-13; and Joshua 13:24).  The tribe of Reuben and Gad were in the land of Gilead. (Deuteronomy 3:12). Today the land that the children of Manasseh possess is called Bashanharothjar. (Numbers 32:39; Deuteronomy 3:14). So this generation, of the children of Israel fought their way into the way into the promise land, beyond the Jordan.  The children of Israel returned to the possession on this side of the Jordan that the LORD God has given them, when they had rest from war. (Joshua 22:4; Deuteronomy 3:19-20).

Jesus is the temple of GodDisciples Reference:

Matthew 15:21-28:  The Gentile Woman’s faith

 21Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.

 22And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.”

 23But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, “Send her away; for she crieth after us.”

 24But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

 25Then came she and worshipped him, saying, “Lord, help me.”

 26But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.

 27And she said, “Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

 28Then Jesus answered and said unto her, “O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.” And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

 John 14:24-30:  The Gift of His Peace

 24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

 25These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

 26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

 27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 28Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

 29And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

 30Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

 31But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Revelation 15:1-9:  The Preludes to Bowl Judgments

 1And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

 2And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

 3And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

 4Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

 5And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

 6And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

 7And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.

 8And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

 Daniel 7:15-28:  The Judgement for the Saints

 15I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

 16I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

 17These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

 18But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

 19Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

 20And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

 21I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

 22Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

 23Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

 24And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

 25And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

 26But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

 27And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

 28Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

Daniel 12:1-12:  Prophpecy of the End Time

 1And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

 2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

 3And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

 4But 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.

 5Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.

 6And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, “How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?”

 7And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

 8And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, “O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?”

 9And he said, “Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

 10Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

 11And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

 12Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

 13But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.” 

Mourners of the 1st destroyed temple

Matthew 24:1-15:  Signs of the End of the Age

 1Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2“Do you see all these things?” he asked. “I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

 3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

 4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,[a]‘ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.

 9“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

 15“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[b] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—

Luke 24:13-27:  The Road to Emmaus, Jesus uncovers their eyes so the Disciples can see Him.

13And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.

 14And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

 15And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

 16But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

 17And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

 18And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

 19And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:

 20And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.

 21But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

 22Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;

 23And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.

 24And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.

 25Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

 26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

 27And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

Habakkuk 2:2-4:  Wait for it (judgement from Christ)

2And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

 3For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

 4Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Recommended Reference:

Sunday, Av 7, 5770 · July 18, 2010

July 18th, 2010 • First Temple Invaded (423 BCE)

After nearly a month of fierce fighting inside Jerusalem (see “Today in Jewish History” for Tammuz 9), the armies of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia broke through into the Temple compound, where they feasted and vandalized until the afternoon of Av 9, when they set the Holy Temple aflame. 

Links: The Destruction of the Holy Temp

First temple, http://www.chabad.org/search/keyword_cdo/kid/15368/jewish/Destruction-of-the-First-Holy-Temple.htm

Second temple, http://www.chabad.org/search/keyword_cdo/kid/15369/jewish/Destruction-of-the-Second-Holy-Temple.htm

The 1st Temple is destroyed by the Babylonians

Tuesday, Av 9, 5770 · July 20, 2010
Fast of Tishah B’Av http://www.chabad.org/calendar/view/day_cdo/aid/294196/jewish/Holy-Temples-Destroyed.htm,

Mourning the destruction of the Temple and the exile of Israel, (see “Today in Jewish History“) we abstain from eating and drinking, bathing, the wearing of leather footwear, and marital relations–for the night and day of Av 9 (i.e., from sundown on Av 8 to nightfall on Av 9). It is customary to sit on the floor or a low seat until after mid-day. Torah study is restricted to laws of mourning, passages describing the destruction of the Temple, and the like. The tefillin are worn only during the afternoon Minchah prayers. (For more laws and customs see link below.)

Exodus Generation Condemned to Die in Desert (1312 BCE)

Holy Temples Destroyed; Birth of Moshiach (423 BCE and 69 CE)

Fall of Betar (133 CE)

Expulsion from England (1290) 

The Spanish Expulsion (1492)

Washington Hebrew Congregation. Tish B’Av: The 9th Day. Demanding the De-emphasis of the Temple in Jerusalem, http://whctemple.blogspot.com/2010/07/tisha-bav.html.

Washington Hebrew Congregation. A very minor holiday: 17 of Tammuz. http://whctemple.blogspot.com/2010/06/very-minor-holiday.html

May next year’s Tisha b’Av program be an event exclusively set aside for rejoicing.


Kindly click below for Rabbi Weinreb’s Complete 2010 Tisha b’Av Program: Video mms://orthodox.wm.internapcdn.net/orthodox/weinreb_tbav2010.wmv

Kindly click below for Rabbi Weinreb’s Complete 2010 Tisha b’Av Program: Audio http://orthodox.http.internapcdn.net/orthodox/weinreb_tbav2010.mp3

9 Av 2010 Source Materials: to be used during webcast to follow along http://orthodox.http.internapcdn.net/orthodox/9Av_2010_Source_Materials.pdf

9 Av 2010 Additional Reference Materials: optional materials for your general interest. http://orthodox.http.internapcdn.net/orthodox/9Av_2010_Additional_Reference_Materials.pdf

CAUTION : Among the reference materials are graphic photographs of Holocaust victims which are not appropriate for all ages. Please use discretion in allowing access to these materials to the very young.


Kindly click below for Rabbi Weil’s Complete 2010 Tisha b’Av Program: Video mms://orthodox.wm.internapcdn.net/orthodox/orthodox_tbav-wc-300k-edit.wmv  

Kindly click below for Rabbi Weil’s Complete 2010 Tisha b’Av Program: Audio http://orthodox.http.internapcdn.net/orthodox/orthodox_tbav-wc-32k.mp3

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  1. August 15, 2010 7:25 pm

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