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Disciples of Jesus Christs Memorial Parsha Haazinu, Deut. 32

October 1, 2010

Welcome to the Memorial Parsha of Jesus Christs Disciples’ Haazinu in the book Deuteronomy chapter 32. In this  will be dedicated to the disciples of Jesus Christ to grow and learn and understand the doctrine of Moses, a wonderful Hebrew Leader, and one of the most famous characters in the bible. This Memorial Parsha is read on Sabbath, September 11th, 2010. Haftorah Joshua 1
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DEUTERONOMY 32:1-30 

 1Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.(Deuteronomy 4:26)
 2My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: (Isaiah 55:10,11)
 3Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.(1st Chronicles 29:11)

 4He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
 5They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.(Deuteronomy 31:29).
 6Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee? (Psalm 116:12; Isaiah 63:16)
 7Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. (Exodus 13:14)
 8When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.(Acts 17:26)
 9For the LORD’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. (Exodus 19:5)
 10He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. (Jeremiah 2:6)
 11As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:(Isaiah 31:5; Exodus 19:4)
 12So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
 13He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock; (Deuteronomy 33:29; Psalm 81:16)
 14Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape. (Psalm 81:16)
 15But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.(Isaiah 1:4)
 16They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.(1st Kings 14:22-25)
 17They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not. (Leviticus 17:7; 1 Corinthians 10:20; Psalm 106:37).
 18Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
 19And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters. (Deuteronomy 44:21-23)
 20And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.(Deuteronomy 31:17)

 21They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. (Psalm 78:58; Hosea 1:10; Romans 11:11; Romans 10:19-21; Romans 9:30-33).

 22For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
 23I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.
 24They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
 25The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs. (Ezekiel 20:13,14,23)
 26I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
 27Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.

 28For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them. (Isaiah 27:11)
 29O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

 30How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up? (Deuteronomy 32, King James Version) (Leviticus 26:8; Psalm 44:12)

 31For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.(1st Samuel 2:2)
 32For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: (Isaiah 1:10)
 33Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps. (Psalm 58:4)
 34Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures? (Job 14:17)
 35To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. (Psalm 94:1; Romans 12:19)
 36For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.(Psalm 135:14; Judge 2:18)
 37And he shall say, “Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted, (Judges 10:14)

 38Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.
 39See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.”
 40“For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.”

 41If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. (Isaiah 1:24)
 42I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy. (Jeremiah 46:10)
 43Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.
 44And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.
 45And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel:
 46And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. (Deuteronomy 6:6)
 47For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it. (Leviticus 18:5; Deuteronomy 32:49)
 48And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying,
 49Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession: (Numbers 33:47)

 50And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:
 51Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of MeribahKadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel. (Numbers 20:11)

 52Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel. (Deuteronomy 32:31-52, King James Version) (Numbers 27:12)

Commentary:  
Moses tells the story how a small people of seventy became a people, chosen by God, a nation.  Moses tells of a story that has nothing to do with poor leadership as many Egyptian sorcerers would have you believe, or the fact that he did not know what was in his hand when his hand was healed, or when he smote the rock of living waters that still runs today in the exact spot (the rock and the spring are enclosed in a case). Moses is confident that the Gospel (the Hebrew Bible) will spread like dew, this mighty word of God will drop like dew, or as many people say in 2010 “drop the word like it is hot.” (Deuteronomy 32:2-6; Isaiah 55:10-11).  Moses is not a bit worried about his words from the Mouth of God. He knows that there will be others that will ensure that the message is given on a regular basis. Moses is confident that his doctrine would spread across the world. (Deuteronomy 32:3; 1st Chronicles 29:11). I read the law of Moses because I know that he never died, he like many servants of God regardless of whether they are Jewish or Christian, probably are alive. Moses had the eternal light of wisdom that we all seek. I am fascinated with Moses because he is a warrior. Moses lived in the desert quite a few times during his appearance in the bible. Although Moses had a speech impediment, his only excuse was that he did not believe that anyone would want to listen. You have many Christian pastors (Egyptian sorcerers) who make fun of Moses and say he was a bad leader, for initially declining Gods first invitation to liberate his people, unto a permanent and even a temporary redemption, out of the House of Bondage. Some Egyptian sorcerers tell the crowd that he needed the Holy Ghost, and that it was Jesus that he was searching for all the time. Senseless stupid stuff in the pull pit. As you can see that the Holy Ghost was not given to man until after Jesus had resurrected on the third day, this is God’s plan and this is God general order of salvation; why clerics have raised the stakes for Moses – well I can’t answer that… In my opinion, I thought Moses was a great leader, true he could have sanctified God’s name and he would have been given an even greater message for the Gentiles, (8,000,000 billion) who are not firstborn sons of God, but are the fruit of Jesus Christ, in 2010.

Nevertheless, we have to look at a character who promises that he will not die, an eternal death. (Deuteronomy 32:12). Moses is unlike the character of Aaron who actually lives within his descendants following their every move to ensure that they know what to do, especially when Judah becomes a split kingdom. Jesus has never said that Elijah the descendant of Aaron was resurrected, but we all know that Elijah put all things in order and is the traditional guest invited at Passover. What strikes me with many clerics is the jealousy that comes out against the Descendants of Aaron as if God had personally told you to stand and minister before Him, eternally and bless his name. So in this instance we know that there is no resurrection mentioned but an eternal light promised to those who love God. 

Nevertheless apostle Paul preached that there would be a people that would move you to jealousy. In saying that I asked that all Christians would take care in fellow shipping with other religions that may not see you as equal to them because you are not apart of their religion. However, this may be a time to convert you and take over your land, it is really hard to say. Most of all the church is large, and there is no perfect charge, on any given day there are over two and half billion people that claim that they are Christian. What would I look like trying to tap into any other heritage, and I know that my family may have been something other than a Western Religion, but never a movement. Moses says that God divided the nations their inheritance, and my grand-Mother is certifiable Nation of Cherokee, believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and looks forward to a physical resurrection, in his name. (Deuteronomy 32:8). Unlike Moses, however, there are prophets that can teach about a physical resurrection for a gentile. Moses tells you that he will never die. I would not teach the law, if I thought that Moses was dead. I wouldn’t quote Jesus Christ if I thought he was dead. Likewise, my Cherokee grandmother was interred in her native land of North Carolina, and land that her ancestors were given by God and lived in North Carolina for twelve thousand years, the spiritual custodians and many are exiled. Yet the proud nation of Cherokee makes no bargains on the land and peacefully co-exist with all the 331,000,000 million inhabitants that occupy the United States of America. As a matter of fact, my Cherokee grandmother hopes for a physical resurrection that is nothing like the return of the saints (Moses), in the name of Jesus Christ. I can tell you now that my Cherokee Grandmother lived a life in the hope of Jesus, she was not perfect but she believed Jesus is real and she had a hope for many that died in North Carolina and are working their way back from exile, to the land God gave the Nation of Cherokee. My Cherokee grandmother lived in the shadow of the MacDonald Clan, and the last thing that I would believe that my brethren would be subjected to stoning, because the believes on the name of Jesus. The MacDonald Clan is the largest and most organized and reputable Clan – that is just pure jealousy and dangerous to attack anyone of my family because they believe on the name Lord Jesus. I love my little boy (and my daughter) and I don’t want anyone stoning me because I love Jesus and I believe on his name. I thank God for Moses. I thank God for Jesus. I know Moses lives, and I never had any doubt about Jesus being alive. (Deuteronomy 32:40). As you can recall their are physical eye witnesses that saw Jesus resurrect from his grave, and he was physical to touch. As brown skin person, I speak what I know, not like two and half billion Christians that speak what they hear – this is the Gospel.

Moses speaks of the church, when he says that you as in third person plural would be moved to jealousy with a people that are not God’s chosen people – the Gentiles. (Deuteronomy 32:21; Psalm 78:58; Hosea 1:10; and Romans 9:30-33; 10:19-21; 11:11). The Church of God is large and when rubbed the wrong way can be dangerous and is the cause for many genocides of people, tribes and tongues – only Jesus wants you and only he can handle the church. I have tried so many vices in my life, and I am not afraid to try Jesus. I know I have a lot to learn and I don’t understand much in the classroom or in Torah Study, but how wrong could Jesus the Christ be, the risen Messiah. Therefore, the church should be focused on the tribulation, the Armageddon, the rapture; and last but not least Babylon will be back kicking and fighting harder than Islamic terrorist/extremist; because all people can not read the bible, the word of God shall be received in spirit in truth. The Church has caused many genocides of people, tribes and tongues – only Jesus wants you and only he can handle the church. I have tried so many vices in my life, and I am not afraid to try Jesus. I know I have a lot to learn and I don’t understand much in the classroom or in Torah Study, but how wrong could Jesus the Christ be, the risen Messiah. Therefore, the church should be focused on the tribulation, the Armageddon, the rapture; and last but not least Babylon will be back kicking and fighting harder than Islamic terrorist/extremist; because all people can not read the bible, the word of God shall be received in spirit in truth. The Church has caused many people to be exiled from their land and even caused my Cherokee Grandmother to face genocide, you all know the story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears. It is no secret that before the Messiah returns for his Church, that he will face Edom before the saints can return, not resurrect, to the Promise Land, given to them as an inheritance in Moses Law; which is in the Torah (the Hebrew Bible). Therefore I appeal to you to be careful where you go, because I don’t want anyone to get stoned. The church is even larger than the two and half billion people that are persecuted every day and even more powerful – the church on many occasions has had that great whore of Babylon sit on top of the church.  Moreover, there are many people that do not except Jesus Lordship and they will persecute you, but we don’t want any of the two and half billion to take offense and crush the enemy, an attack on the body of Christ can be very dangerous, because Christ has not taken up the church and as long as the son of perdition (hell and sin) is here on earth to provoke inhabitants of the earth, it can be silly to stone a person in the church and dangerous because if you look at genocide it has its origins from a seduced person in the physical church.When you belong to the church of God, Jesus is the head and he has all authority over the entire earth – that means that you are his representative and you can not have time for compromises.The second coming of Christ will confirm that the the Most High God divided the nations, and Jerusalem as inheritance to the children of Israel. Moses law speaks clearly that there will be no resurrection, his word will drop down like dew, the saints will appear.

Moses prophesied the words of God to foretell of the desolation that would befall the idolater. (Deuteronomy 32:19-35). He prophecies that the people will not give Holy Communion because their fruit will be unfit for spiritual sanctification. How many religions take bread as a symbol of the eternal Christ? Moses spoke the truth when he said that your enemies will judge you (Deuteronomy 32:31). Yet some people have told me well you look like a Moor, and I have to tell them that for as long as I could remember no one in my family never ever had anything to do with any religion outside of believing on Christ – that he is our Jewish Messiah. Many people have asked me to replace the Torah with Islam. The word of God says that Moses warned that people would be asked to forsake the LORD Thy God and that the people would forget that they are a Holy Nation. The salvation of Gods chosen people began in the making right as the borders were formed throughout the world – as many people are inherently indigenous to the land. The bible is true and the unadulterated word of God. I can talk about Exodus Egypt because I am the Exodus of Egypt, in 2010 I am still on my personal journey of redemption – and I ain’t trying to be in bondage to sin. Moses prophesied that those of you who set aside the word of God will sacrifice to idols. Moses knew that he would be the greatest prophet to ever live. Christ knew that he would head of the most powerful entity of God the Father, the Church who one day will get the great whore of Babylon far away in the New Jerusalem.

In the Haftorah, Joshua 1, prepares the people to inherent the promise land. Joshua, the High Priest encourages the people to be strong and courageous and to go forward. The people obey Joshua all the days of the land. Joshua commanded the full law of Moses and that rebels would be put death. therefore, the prophecy that Joshua caused the children of Israel to inherit the land was fulfilled.


In closing, I can remember Reverend Pervis Fireball McKinney preaching and he would break out into a song and sing, ‘You can talk all about me and scandalize my name, but think I am going to run on and see what the end is going to be.’ (Deuteronomy 31:17; 32:20). Although some of you do believe in my demise to resurrect in a heaven or a hell, I prefer the precious dew of Joseph’s heaven. (Deuteronomy 33:13). Moses law has nothing to do with resurrection instead Moses invites you to a belief that is connected with faith in God to hope the best for his people; a hope that the people will no longer move God to jealousy with doctrine that is not Moses’ Law, the word of God in the promise land. (Deuteronomy 32:26-39) Moses Law does not provoke God’s anger. For instance as a child, I could not determine if people cared about God’s attributes as an individual. I loved to see people praise the Lord Jesus, but remember God is God all alone. I hope that one day you are are like an accounting problem and you are reconciled with the one true God. Moses Law is not hard, irrational or wrongly written, anything other word through any other prophet is idolatry.


Video, Yolanda Adams, “I believe I can fly.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qn72YGsJXE
Video, Yolanda Adams, “I believe I can fly.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPJ5kqjEQlc 

Disciples References:

John 6:25-44 – Jesus is the Bread of Life
 25And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
 26Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
 27Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
 28Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
 29Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
 30They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
 31Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
 32Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
 33For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
 34Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
 35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
 36But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
 37All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
 38For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
 39And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
 40And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
 41The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
 42And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?
 43Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
 44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:25-44, King James Version)






John 7:7-26 – Jesus gives unrestrained water to the thirsty
 7The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
 8Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come.
 9When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
 10But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
 11Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
 12And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.
 13Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
 14Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
 15And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
 16Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
 17If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
 18He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
 19Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
 20The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
 21Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel.
 22Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
 23If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
 24Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
 25Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
 26But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? (John 7:7-26, King James Version)

Isaiah 50:1-13 – Isaiah’s invitation to the restrained and thirsty
 1Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
 2Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
 3Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. (Isaiah 55:1-3, King James Version)

Matthew 11:12-15 – Elijah puts all things in order for the authority of Christ
 12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
 14And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
 15He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Matthew 11:12-15, King James Version)

Matthew 12:25-32 – A divided kingdom will fall
 25And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
 26And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
 27And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
 28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
 29Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
 30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
 31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
 32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. (Matthew 12:25-32, King James Version)

Revelations 11:1-3 – The persecution and resurrection of witnesses for Christ
 1And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
 2But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
 3And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. (Revelation 11:1-3, King James Version)

Isaiah 49:8-10 – The Gospel
Isaiah 50:1-2 – Isaiah’s Invitation to the restrained and the thirty
Isaiah 51:103 – The wedding
Revelations 19:7-16 – The groom on the White Horse
Isaiah 48:1-2 –
Isaiah 49:56 – The Servant of the Lord
Isaiah 54:5 – The Glory of Zion
Matthew 5:14-16 – The Eternal Light
Mark 4:24
Mark 8:27-30
Mark 3:4-6 – Lord of the Sabbath

Recommended References:


CHABAD.ORG. http://www.chabad.org/. Last reviewed on Tues. Sept. 28, 2010. Sukkot, September 22nd, 2010. Simchot Torah, Wed. Sept. 29 – October 1st, 2010 to begin the New Torah Reading Cycle. Christians will begin with 1st Peter 4:12-19.
SUKKOT: September 22nd, 2010 through September 29th, 2010.
Eat in Sukkah (7 days):
The festival of Sukkot, commemorating G-d’s enveloping protection of the Children of Israel during their 40-year journey through the desert (1313-1273 BCE), is celebrated for seven days, beginning from the eve of Tishrei 15. During this time, we are commanded to “dwell” in a sukkah — a hut of temporary construction, with a roof covering of raw, unfinished vegetable matter (branches, reeds, bamboo, etc.) — signifying the temporality and fragily of human habitation and man-made shelter and our utter dependence upon G-d’s protection and providence. “How [does one fulfill] the mitzvah of dwelling in the sukkah? One should eat, drink, and live in the sukkah, both day and night, as one lives in one’s house on the other days of the year: for seven days a person should make his home his temporary dwelling, and his sukkah his permanent dwelling” (Code of Jewish Law, Orach Chaim 639:1).

At least one k’zayit (approx. 1 oz.) of bread should be eaten in the sukkah on the first evening of the festival, between nightfall and midnight. A special blessing, Leishiv BaSukkah, is recited. For the rest of the festival, all meals must be eaten in the sukkah (see the Code of Jewish Law or consult a Halachic authority as to what constitutes a “meal”). Chabad custom is to refrain from eating or drinking anything outside of the sukkah, even a glass of water. Also see: the Ushpizin.  Links: The Big Sukkah; The Temporary Dwelling; The Easy Mitzvah

Hoshana Rabbah:
The seventh day of Sukkot is called “Hoshana Rabbah” and is considered the final day of the divine “judgment” in which the fate of the new year is determined. (The Psalm L’David Hashem Ori, which has been added to our daily prayer since the 1st of Elul, is recited for the last time today.) Other Hoshanah Rabbah observances include:

Night Learning:
It is customary to remain awake on the night preceding Hoshanah Rabbah and study Torah. We recite the entire Book of Deuteronomy and the Book of Psalms. In some congregations it is a custom for the Gabbai (synagogue manager) to distribute apples (signifying a “sweet year”) to the congregants.

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Thalia S. The Disciples of Jesus Christs’ Memorial Parsha Nitzavim-Vayelech. https://thalia1965.wordpress.com. Sabbath, September 4th, 2010. https://thalia1965.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/thalias-journal-the-disciples-of-jesus-christs-memorial-parsha-nitzavim-v/ 

Memorial Parsha of Jesus Christs’ Va’etchanan in Deuteronomy 6. https://thalia1965.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/memorial-parsha-of-jesus-christs-vaetchanan-in-deuteronomy-6/  

Memorial Parsha of Jesus Christ: Va’etchanan Deuteronomy 4. July 24, 2010. https://thalia1965.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/memorial-parsha-of-jesus-christ-vaetchanan-deuteronomy-4/

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