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Before making Aliyah to Israel, Tzvi Fishman was a Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbi Kook, Eretz Yisrael, Art of T'shuva, War and Peace, and Torat Eretz Yisrael.
In our previous blog, we learned how New Year’s Day is steeped in the idolatry of Christianity. Today’s blog is intended for the tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters around the world who have been duped, trapped, mentally raped, and spiritually defiled by the soul and body snatchers of Jews for Jezeus.
Brothers and sisters, wake up! Run for your lives! The people surrounding you, who profess to love you, are lying.They hate you! They hate the Jew in you and seek to extinguish your soul!
Wake up and know the truth! Jesus is just as much as a Divinity as Zeus! It’s all a myth and fairytale. Harry Potter, Santa Claus, and Peter Pan are G-d just as much as he is. Listen to what I am saying. Leave all their brainwashing aside for the time it takes you to read this blog and try to use the intellect G-d gave you.
G-d is G-d. By definition, there is only One G-d, not three or four, or a dozen. G-d always existed – he wasn’t born in a manger. G-d is Divine, incorporal, not a person being born of a woman. G-d is eternal – he can’t be killed and nailed on a cross. Immaculate conception doesn't exist.
What nonsense they fed you, taking advantage of your lack of knowledge, of the unhappiness in your life, of your feelings of not being loved. So out of your innocence, and confusion, and longer to belong, you let them rape your sacred Jewish mind and soul.
Listen to the Bible, my friends! You’ve heard of the Ten Commandments, right? Everyone believes in them – even the Christians and Catholics and all of their offshoots. What do they say?
“I AM THE L-RD YOUR G-D, YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER G-DS BEFORE ME.”
Do you hear? NO OTHER G-DS. Not Zeus, or Aphrodites, or Bachuus, or Jezeus, nor all of the rest.
What else does it say?
“THOU SHALL NOT MAKE FOR YOURSELF ANY CARVED IDOL, OR ANY LIKENESS THAT IS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, OR IN THE EARTH BELOW….”
Do you hear, my friends? No statues of Jesus or Peter, Paul and Mary.
Look around you! What do you see! Statues, and crucifixes, and Virgin Marys, and Christs on the cross! Those are idols, my friend. People bow down to them, don’t they? They’re worshipping idols, and they’ve got you doing the same!
Brothers and sisters, come home! Come back to your true noble heritage, to your true Jewish roots! Come back to the ONE and ONLY G-d of Israel.
Jew for Jesus is FAKE!! Run away as fast as you can! Don’t speak with anyone! Don’t express your doubts! Just get away! While everyone else is getting stoned and drunk tonight, just slip away. "Get on the bus, Gus. Don’t need to discuss much. Just get yourself free!"
Rosh Hashanah is the real New Year’s. Not just for Jews. For everyone. As it says in the Mishna: “On Rosh Hashanah all the inhabitants of the world pass before Him, like flocks of sheep….” (Rosh Hashanah, 1:2).
What a difference! While Jews spend the day in shul, a day of fervent remembrance of G-d, listening to the blasts of the shofar, and praying for the welfare of everyone in the world, the gentiles spend their make-believe New Year’s getting smashed and stoned out of their minds, puking up their guts, and bedding down with anyone within reach, while imbibing whatever chemicals they can to forget the world.
True, there are some who go to church first, but afterwards they spend their make-believe New Year’s getting smashed and stoned out of their minds, puking up their guts, and bedding down with anyone within reach, while imbibing whatever chemicals they can to forget the world.
That’s one of the reasons we thank G-d every morning for having made us Jews, and for having separated us from those who go astray after vanity and emptiness, and for having given us the Torah of truth.
What then is the great charade and drunken orgy of January 1st? Why is it called New Year’s Day? Here’s some stuff I gleaned from the net:
In 46 B.C.E. the Roman emperor Julius Caesar first established January 1 as New Year’s Day. Janus was the Roman god of doors and gates, and had two faces, one looking forward and one back. Caesar felt that the month named after this god (“January”) would be the appropriate “door” to the year. Caesar celebrated the first New Year by ordering the violent routing of revolutionary Jewish forces in the Galilee. Eyewitnesses say blood flowed in the streets. In later years, Roman pagans observed the New Year by engaging in drunken orgies - a ritual they believed constituted a personal re-enacting of the chaotic world that existed before the cosmos was set in order by the gods.
As Christianity spread, pagan holidays were either incorporated into the Christian calendar or abandoned altogether. By the early medieval period most of Christian Europe regarded Annunciation Day (March 25) as the beginning of the year. According to Catholic tradition, Annunciation Day commemorates the announcement to Mary that she would be miraculously impregnated and conceive a son.
After William the Conqueror became King of England on December 25, 1066, he decreed that the English return to the date established by the Roman pagans, January 1 as New Year’s. This move ensured that the commemoration of Jesus’ birthday (December 25) would align with William’s coronation, and the commemoration of Jesus’ circumcision (January 1) would start the New Year – thus uniting the English and Christian calendars and his own Coronation. William’s innovation was eventually rejected, and England rejoined the rest of the Christian world and returned to celebrating New Years Day on March 25.
On New Years Day, 1577, Pope Gregory XIII decreed that all Roman Jews, under pain of death, must listen attentively to the compulsory Catholic conversion sermon given in Roman synagogues after Friday night services. On New Year’s Day, 1578, Gregory signed into law a tax forcing Jews to pay for the support of a “House of Conversion” to convert Jews to Christianity. On New Year’s, 1581, Gregory ordered his troops to confiscate all sacred literature from the Roman Jewish community. Thousands of Jews were murdered in the campaign.
Throughout the medieval and post-medieval periods, January 1 - supposedly the day on which Jesus’ circumcision began the reign of Christianity and the death of Judaism - was reserved for anti-Jewish activities: synagogue and book burnings, public tortures, and murder.
The Israeli term for New Year’s night celebrations, “Sylvester,” was the name of the “Saint” and Roman Pope who reigned during the Council of Nicaea (325 C.E.). The year before the Council of Nicaea convened, Sylvester convinced Constantine to prohibit Jews from living in Jerusalem. At the Council of Nicaea, Sylvester arranged for the passage of a host of viciously anti-Semitic legislation. All Catholic “Saints” are awarded a day on which Christians celebrate and pay tribute to that Saint’s memory. December 31 is Saint Sylvester Day - hence celebrations on the night of December 31 are dedicated to Sylvester’s memory.
I’m not presenting this to get down on the goyim. What they do is their business. Rather, this concise history of January 1st should make Jews think twice before they celebrate New Year’s and take part in its heathen festivities. With such a rich and wonderful heritage as ours, why copy the imposters? Why make drunken slobs out of ourselves when we are sons of the King? We have the real Rosh Hashanah and the Torah of truth. Why join the drunken countdown celebrating the circumcision of Jeezeus? To me, it doesn’t make any sense.
That’s what our holy forefather, Yaacov, would have told his kids if he had lived in our times. Don’t bury me here in America! Take me to our homeland in Israel and bury me in the Cave of the Patriarchs, where my father and grandfather are buried. That’s what Yaacov told his children when his death approached in Egypt. Even though he could have been buried like a king in a fantastic pyramid in Goshen, he made his sons swear to take him out of Egypt and bury him in Israel.
Our Sages give several explanations for this:
*If a Jew dies in the Diaspora, in order to be resurrected in the future, he or she will have to roll to Israel through painful underground tunnels, something that Yaacov wished to avoid.
*He knew that Hashem would strike the land of Egypt with terrible plagues and he didn’t want his body to get smashed in the barrage of insects, vermin, and hail.
*He didn’t want his burial crypt in Egypt to be turned into a shrine of idol worship.
But his main reason was:
***He wanted his children to know that their real home was the Land of Israel and not Egypt. He was afraid that if he was buried in Egypt, his children and grandchildren would always stay in Egypt, whether with the true desire to be close to his grave, or with the excuse that “How can we leave Egypt and leave our dead father behind?” He wanted to express his contempt for the Diaspora, with the statement that he didn’t even want to be buried there, let alone live there! He knew that his children had already settled comfortably down in the foreign land, sinking into the deviant mores of Egyptian culture, and that assimilation was just around the corner.
Thus he made it known for all time, for all of his descendants, that Eretz Yisrael is the homeland of the Jews and not the Diaspora.
The stories in the Torah about the lives of our holy Forefathers are lessons for us.
Enough with Xmas and its terrible spiritual impurity! Balancing it out on the holy side is the time of “Shovavim.” If any of you have even an itsy bitsy teeny weenie respect for the things I try to share with you, then you’ll take advantage of this once-in-a-year opportunity and put a little effort in redressing transgressions which you may have committed in your s@xual lives.
‘Shovavim’ refers to the six-week period which begins when the Torah portion of Shemot is read. The term ‘Shovavim’ is an acronym of the six consecutive Torah portions beginning with Shemot. This year, a leap year, is called “Shovavim Tat” when two extra Torah portions are included, “Teruma” and “Tezave.” According to Kabbalah, this period is especially conducive to rectifying sexual transgressions (Arizal, Shaar HaYichudim, 4:3). Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook writes of a future time when the world will admire Israel's quest for sexual purity as highlighted by the special fasts and prayers of Shovavim (Orot HaKodesh, part 3, pg. 296).
During Shovavim, Jews gather on Thursdays in synagogues throughout Israel to recite special prayers, called ‘Tikun Yesod’, to cleanse the deep blemishes of sexual transgression. ‘Tikun HaYesod’ means rectifying the spiritual channel, called ‘Yesod’, that brings Divine blessings to the individual and nation. The foremost Kabbalists emphasize the great tribulations and sufferings caused by transgressions like masturbation, sex out of wedlock, sex with non-Jews, violations of Niddah, and the sordid perversions of homosexuality.
Joining the list today is watching pornography on the Internet, which causes great damage to the Jewish soul, and brings terrible sufferings on the person and his loved ones through the harmful spiritual forces that a person creates and unleashes into his home through his digital transgressions.
A person who bears the stains of sexual misconduct is like one who is constantly accompanied by a invisible cloud of spiritual pollution, which interferes with all aspects of life, especially one's connection to G-d, like a person who seeks an audience with the King with mud on his face.
Kabbalists emphasize that usual modes of repentance do not suffice; they can only be rectified by a "great and constant penitence" (Zohar on Shemot, 3b). Thus, Kabbalists formulated special prayers and rectifications (tikunim) for Shovavim.
The Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe stressed that even married men and Torah scholars must make a concerted effort to repent during Shovavim (Halichot Chaim "Holidays and Seasons," Shovavim). He gave passionate sermons as Shovavim approached, insisting that wholehearted repentance is more important during Shovavim than during the High Holidays. Exhorting followers to let their broken hearts give way to the joy of deliverance, he taught that the greatest weapon against the evil inclination was Torah study day and night. Additionally, he prescribed ‘fasting from speech’ (taanit dibur), asserting, based on esoteric works (Chid”a, Ahavat HaKodesh, Tzipora Shamir, 7:101), that anyone who committed transgressions through speech was certain to commit sexual transgressions as well.
The Tikun HaYesod prayers and accompanying fasts are designed to sever the penitent from his or addition to egotistical sensual pleasures. Since fasting impedes the body’s production of blood, it is like a sin-offering on the Altar. Those unable to fast, either because of health, or because it impedes their Torah study, should give charity instead, along with heartfelt repentance and confession (Rebbe Schneur Zalman of Liadi, Igeret HaKodesh 3).
The Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe stresses that during this period one should avoid anger and criticism, even on behalf of the Torah. He should shun cynicism, frivolity and arrogance, and be very humble. Every day, one should learn at least one complete chapter of Psalms and study chapters of the Mishnaic tractate Taharot.
There are different variations of the Shovavim gatherings, depending on the tradition. For example, the elder Kabbalist, Rabbi Eliahu Leon Levi of B'nei Brak, does not prescribe fasting. Rather, he recommends daily penitential prayers, like his own “Tikun HaYesod Yeshuat Eliahu,” and adding a greater fear of Heaven to one's service of G-d by, for instance, saying blessings over food with extra concentration, and extra modesty in marital relations.
While most Shovavim ceremonies are conducted on Thursday afternoon, Rabbi Levi holds nightlong sessions in different cities around the country, climaxing at the Kotel. The gatherings begin with “Tikun Hatzot” (Midnight Lament), mourning the destruction of the Temple and subsequent exile. Throughout the night, Torah is studied while food is passed around to provide stamina for the all-night vigil. While the women recite a special women's tikun composed by Rabbi Levi, the men rush to the nearest mikvah to immerse before the pre-dawn finale. The spiritual roller coaster ends when the ark is opened for the trumpeting of shofars and a joyous recital of the revered Ben Ish Chai’s “Tikun HaYesod.”
For more information on Shovavim, check out www.jewishsexuality.com. If you can’t get to the tikunim gatherings, reading the essays posted on the site is the next best thing to being there.
Let’s try to wrap up our pre-Xmas warnings. Be sure to stay away from their parties, non-kosher wine, frivolity, and kissing Suzy under the mistletoe.
If there’s a Xmas party at the office, tell them you have a stomach ache. On Xmas day, keep as far away from their festivities as possible. Since Christians are considered idolaters, on their holiday, it’s best not to have any business with them at all (Rambam, Laws of Idol Worship, Ch.9, 1-4).
The prohibition against idol worship tops the list of the Ten Commandments. No one is allowed to make or worship a graven image. As the Rambam explains, “The essential principle concerning idolatry is that people are not to worship anything created – neither angel, planet, star, the elements or something derived from them.”
This includes Buddhas, Hindu monkey gods, totem poles, statues of Mary and Jeezeus, and the like. I would post a few photos in illustration, but it is even forbidden to gaze upon the picture of an idolatrous figure, as it says, “Turn not after their idols” (Vayikra, 19:4. See Rambam, 2:2, loc. Cited).
In Rabbi Kook’s writings on Christianity, he explains that it began as a break-away sect of Judaism which grew in influence and ultimately led the world astray with its doctrines. He categorizes it as idol worship, and says that its founder brought the majority of the world to err by serving a god other than the Almighty. By abandoning the mitzvot, Christianity enshrouded the world in a seemingly legitimate off shoot of idol worship. While imitating many of Judaism’s values and beliefs, Christianity actually led the world away from the true service of G-d.
Referring to Christianity’s renegade founder, the Rambam writes: “Can there be a greater stumbling block than this one? All of the Prophets spoke of the Messiah as the redeemer of Israel, and its savior, who would gather the dispersed and strengthen their observance of the commandments, while this one caused the annihilation of Israel by the sword, and caused its remnants to be scattered and scorned. He caused the Torah to be altered, and brought the majority of the world to err, and to serve a god other than the L-rd….” (Laws of Kings and Their Wars, Uncensored version, Mosad HaRav Kook edition, Ch11).
This is what we affirm several times a day in the “Aleynu” prayer. The following verse is deleted in many prayer books used in the Diaspora, but here in Israel, we say about the nations, “They bow down to vanity and emptiness, and pray to a god that cannot save.”
The “Aleynu” prayer expresses our heartfelt wish that idol worship be uprooted from the earth, and that the world come to understand that G-d alone is the One and Only King, “We hope, therefore, L-rd our G-d, soon to behold Your majestic glory, when the abominations will be removed from the earth, and the false gods exterminated; when the world will be perfected under the reign of the Almighty, and all mankind will call upon Your Name, and the wicked of the earth will be turned to You. My all the inhabitants of the world realize and know that to You every knee must bend and every tongue vow allegiance….”
Amen. [In the spirit of universal brotherhood, talkbacks which do not attack or berate other talkbackers will be posted, but remember, Big Brother is watching!]