The most pristine (Yemenite) tradition from Mt. Sinai designates the Shabat (assimilated in Europe to “Shabbos”) before the 9th of (Biblical) 5thmonth (assimilated in Babylon to “Av”) as Shabat EikhâhꞋ, which is preceded, this week, by Shabat Khâzon.
9th of 5thmonth: Heliacal Rise of
Nadir for Israel is Zenith for Goy•imꞋ
Or Why Ramadan Approximates 9th of 5thmonth?
The dire warning of Yᵊshayâhu’s Vision fixed to this date on the Judaic calendar suggests an awareness of the proximity (following the “sun standing still” (June solstice)) of the 9th of Biblical 5thmonth (assimilated in Babylon to “Av”) to the heliacal rising of
Isis‘ star (Sirius, the Dog Star), which inspired the ancient goy•imꞋ belief – translated into their military decisions – of their impending resurrection and rise after 70 days in the netherworld (or purgatory; see my previous article, Torah Science & History: Miracles).
This year, the 9th of 5thmonth coincides with the heliacal rising of Sirius.
Yᵊshayâhu warns in his Vision of the imminent consequences of Israel remaining stubbornly rebellious in the face of this especially dangerous time for Israel.
Shabat Khâz•onꞋ – the Vision
Christian & Khareidi Losses = Am Yi•sᵊr•â•eilꞋ Gains
The Ultra-Orthodox (Khareidi) Bubble
Ghetto of Reforming Boundaries
As Ultra-Orthodox (Khareidi) rabbis (and too many Orthodox sycophants) have continually shrunk the definition of what they define as “Orthodox” and a Jew, Jews isolated in the bubble of the moving definition of the Orthodox community have long been like passengers in an airliner, who assume they are sitting stationary in the seat — despite the reality of flying at hundreds of kilometers per hour! In the moving bubble of the continually reforming boundaries imposed by the Ultra-Orthodox (Khareidi) rabbis on the Orthodox (i.e., moderate) Jewish community, the Orthodox Jew, remaining preoccupied with his or her immediate, quantopic (quantum), that is, his or her immediate and relatively stationary surroundings, hasn’t noticed the rabbis reforming boundaries relative to Scripture, Mt. Sinai, the larger world, the Creator of the universe, and His creations.
Consequently, Orthodox Jews, living in their community bubble, have been traveling passengers, transported with a vehicle of moving boundaries that are under constant reform by Ultra-Orthodox rabbis – at least since medieval times in Europe. Feeling stationary relative to their friends and neighbors (who are similarly being moved along by the shrinking boundaries), the Orthodox Jew has lived for at least several centuries within this traveling vehicle — the entire Orthodox Jewish community, which the rabbis have long been reforming and continually moving toward radicalism and even racism of Jewish supremacy. What seems like “the” definition between Jews and goy•imꞋ, appearing constant to those within the bubble of the moving Orthodox community relative to the larger world, is, in fact, an “Orthodoxy” that is constantly moving toward increasingly irrational fanaticism.
Polite-speak for “Jewish Supremacy” racism
Jews for “Pure Jews” — Dangerous Radicals
Whereas originally Tor•âhꞋ was the treasure map for י‑‑ה to illuminate the world, and teachers of Tor•âhꞋ His Luminaries to the world, today xenophobic and racist Ultra-Orthodox rabbis attempt to shutter Tor•âhꞋ from the world and lock Tor•âhꞋ in their own, light-tight, ghettos.
One of the reasons is that, from the time of Av•râ•hâmꞋ, a child “born of a Jewish mother” accrued only the presumption that (s)he would be raised in, embrace and keep Tor•âhꞋ . When this turned out not to be true, however, the case of Ei•sauꞋ (Ë•domꞋ, grandfather of A•mâ•leiqꞋ; bᵊ-Reish•itꞋ 36.1 & 15) is the paradigm that held until medieval European times. Until Ultra-Orthodox reforms, if a child became atheist or “married out,” the family sat Shiv•âhꞋ for the abandoner of Tor•âhꞋ , considering the child dead. The current, racist, definition (born of a Jewish mother – no matter what) is a relatively modern reform contradicting the tradition from Mt. Sinai.
Instead of viewing assimilated Jews as out-marrying, it’s possible, by choosing a logical and scientific understanding of Tor•âhꞋ , and encouragement instead of medievalism and xenophobia, to attract and encourage such couples to orient toward Tor•âhꞋ ; thereby viewing the non-Jews as the out-marriers from their religion and in-marriers to Am Yi•sᵊr•â•eilꞋ.
This perspective views the non-Jewish spouses as out-marrying, tremendous prospects to attract to 21st century rational, logical and scientific interpretations of Tor•âhꞋ .
While Ultra-Orthodox Khareidim are continually reforming their definitions, moving the boundaries of the definition of a “Jew” toward ever more extreme and fanatic strictness and racist elitism (and, correspondingly, irrelevance), Am Yi•sᵊr•â•eilꞋ stands to grow and thrive.
While the anti-science and irrational Ultra-Orthodox Khareidim are increasingly threatened and ghettoized by their retreat from the rational world of modernity, technology and reality, the Biblically-defined Am Yi•sᵊr•â•eilꞋ is fueled and fired by all of these!
Perspectives: Khareidi, Christian, Muslim vs Creator
All of the hoopla about enormous and geometrically increasing numbers of out-marrying Diaspora Jews is apocalyptic nonsense – appearing only through the lens of an Ultra-Orthodox ghetto. However, the same phenomenon is seen very differently outside the ghetto. For every out-marrying Jew, on the one side, there is, invariably, on the other side an out-marrying gentile (often Christian) – who should be a potentially in-marrying Jew.
Presently, both sides of such marriages focus solely on their own loss. I often read Israeli Jews’ ludicrous claims that gentiles yearn to marry a Jew and deliberately set out to marry a Jew; as if gentiles were “marrying up” to the wonderful Jews. Out of one side of our mouths we loudly obsess: “The world hates us no matter what we do!” While, simultaneously, out of the other side of our mouths we obsess: “The goy•imꞋ envy us and continually try to marry into us.” Repeatedly, we avoid noticing the sheer insanity of the repeated and intrinsic cognitive dissonance.
Such Jews live in a fantasy world. I was an organist who played weddings and I’ve seen a number of gentile-Jewish weddings. I know from personal experience that when the child of a gentile marries a Jew, invariably, at the wedding deeply hidden hatreds and shame surface. With few exceptions, gentiles are loath for their children to marry a Jew.
The Big Picture
However, viewed in the bigger picture of י‑‑ה over all of his human creations on earth (the earth itself being a minuscule particle in the entirety of the universe), the Master of the Universe oversees this enormously growing sector of humanity exhibiting moderate interpretations of Tor•âhꞋ . This moderate sector of humanity is gradually abandoning both Christianity and Ultra-Orthodoxy.
In other words, this already enormous and growing majority must be encouraged, and taught how, to live Tor•âhꞋ and incorporated into the Flock of י‑‑ה; not vilified and driven away from Tor•âhꞋ . The Ultra-Orthodox rabbis fighting this unstoppable group are fighting Tor•âhꞋ and the Master of all of His humankind.
Neither Christians, Muslims nor Ultra-Orthodox rabbis preserve pristine and undistorted doctrines that they claim from Av•râ•hâmꞋ, Yi•tzᵊkhâqꞋ and Yi•sᵊr•â•eilꞋ or Mosh•ëhꞋ. And, contrary to the hate-mongering xenophobes in each of the three camps claiming to be “Abrahamic,” those who teach Tor•âhꞋ in Truth embrace the efforts of this growing moderate group to elevate their learning of Tor•âhꞋ and rational spirituality, illuminating the wider world with the Torch of Tor•âhꞋ , as the neophyte geir•imꞋ wean themselves from their native, anti-Tor•âhꞋ , displacement theologies, which they they were taught from birth.
Though slower than a glacier making a tight turn, the wider world is beginning to recognize and (especially in the Christian world) abandon the apostasy of their upbringing; moving, instead, toward science, rationality, logic, the Creator — and, inexorably, His Tor•âhꞋ .
But, instead of welcoming goy•imꞋ to Tor•âhꞋ , the Ultra-Orthodox Khareidim drive Jews, even Orthodox Jews (don’t even think about their abusive, xenophobic treatment of gentiles) away from Tor•âhꞋ . Instead of encouraging geirim to come to Tor•âhꞋ and teaching them, as Av•râ•hâmꞋ, Yi•tzᵊkhâqꞋ and Yi•sᵊr•â•eilꞋ did (!), Ultra-Orthodox Jews today have become racist and xenophobic, hatefully despising and biting the hungry, yearning outstretched hands of friendship from the very ones who want to be our friends and learn.
As the goy•imꞋ move toward Tor•âhꞋ , fanatic Ultra-Orthodox Jews shrink from them, leaving behind still more essential parts of Tor•âhꞋ in order to abandon, rather than share, ground achieved by goy•imꞋ.
Unlike physical ground, however, intellectual and spiritual ground expands as needed — sharing is not a zero-sum equation. Tor•âhꞋ is the Bread of Life and there is as much for everyone as each wants, and boundless more.
Proof: Tor•âhꞋ Is For All Mankind
בֵּית-תְּפִלָּה יִקָּרֵא לְכָל-הָעַמִּים
The Word has gone out, and the world is responding, that Tor•âhꞋ is Life’s Instruction Manual from the Creator for every human being of His creation; it was never, and is not now, “For Jews Only” — much less racist “Pure Jews” only!