Share some Basics within Jewish culture that apply to reverance and or found mentioned in the Word.
First day (Sunday) “ Yom Rishon
Second day (Monday) “ Yom Sheni
Third day (Tuesday) “ Yom Shlishi
Fourth day (Wednesday) - Yom Revii
Fifth day (Thursday) “ Yom Hamichi
Sixth day (Friday) “ Yom Shishi
Seventh day (Saturday) “ Shabbat
Sunday means the day of the Sun
Monday means the day of the Moon
Tuesday means Tiw's day a war god, a Teutonic deity.
Wednesday means Woden's day, another pagan god.
Thursday was named after the pagan god Thor.
Friday was named after the goddess Frig, Woden's wife
Saturday was named after Saturn, or Satyr, or Satan (to be verified).
_________prayers and blessings_______________
Jewish law requires a greater measure of concentration on the first verse of the Shema than on the rest of the prayer. People commonly close their eyes or cover them with the palm of their hand while reciting it to eliminate every distraction and help them concentrate on the meaning of the words. The final word, echad, should be prolonged and emphasized.
The (complete) Shema (Sh'ma)
1. Deuteronomy 6:(1-)4-9 (Shema): The core Hebrew prayer. Special emphasis is given to the first six Hebrew words of this passage (Shema Yisrael, Adonai eloheinu, Adonai echad) and a six-word response is said in an undertone (barukh shem kevod malkhuto le'olam va'ed). After a pause, Deuteronomy 6:5-9 is then recited, which stresses the commandment to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, and might.
2. Deuteronomy 11:13-21 (Vehayah): This moving passage stresses the blessings that come through obedience to Adonai and the consequences that come through disobedience.
3. Numbers 15:37-41 (Vaiyomer): This passage concerns the use of a the Tallit, a rectangular prayer shawl with four fringes (called tsitsit). One tsitsit is attached to each corner of the tallit. The reason for wearing the tsitsit is to remind oneself to observe all of the commandments of the Lord.
The Amidah / HaTefillah (standing prayer/ also mentioned by Yeshua-Mk.11:25)
* 2 Cor.5:7-10/ Gen 2:7
13 Principles of Judaism
1. Belief in the existence of the Creator, who is perfect in every manner of existence and is the Primary Cause of all that exists.
2. The belief in G-d's absolute and unparalleled unity.
3. The belief in G-d's non-corporeality, nor that He will be affected by any physical occurrences, such as movement, or rest, or dwelling.
4. The belief in G-d's eternity.
5. The imperative to worship G-d exclusively and no foreign false gods.
6. The belief that G-d communicates with man through prophecy.
7. The belief in the primacy of the prophecy of Moses our teacher.
8. The belief in the divine origin of the Torah.
9. The belief in the immutability of the Torah.
10. The belief in G-d's omniscience and providence.
11. The belief in divine reward and retribution.
12. The belief in the arrival of the Messiah and the messianic era.
13. The belief in the resurrection of the dead
TaNaKh- Torah (Law), Nevi'im (prophets), Ketuvim (Writings)
Basically what the nations call the "O.T." (same books, slightly different order).
Book/ Parsha Name/ Parsha Portion
Bereishit, בְּרֵאשִׁית Gen. 1:1-6:8
Noach, נֹחַ 6:9-11:32
Lech-Lecha, לֶךְ-לְךָ 12:1-17:27
Vayeira, וַיֵּרָא 18:1-22:24
Chayei Sarah, חַיֵּי שָׂרָה 23:1-25:18
Toledot, תּוֹלְדֹת 25:19-28:9
Vayetze, וַיֵּצֵא 28:10-32:3
Vayishlach, וַיִּשְׁלַח 32:4-36:43
Vayeshev, וַיֵּשֶׁב 37:1-40:23
Miketz, מִקֵּץ 41:1-44:17
Vayigash, וַיִּגַּשׁ 44:18-47:27
Vayechi, וַיְחִי 47:28-50:26
Shemot, שְׁמוֹת Ex. 1:1-6:1
Va'eira, וָאֵרָא 6:2-9:35
Bo, בֹּא 10:1-13:16
Beshalach, בְּשַׁלַּח 13:17-17:16
Yitro, יִתְרוֹ 18:1-20:23
Mishpatim, מִּשְׁפָּטִים 21:1-24:18
Terumah, תְּרוּמָה 25:1-27:19
Tetzaveh, תְּצַוֶּה 27:20-30:10
Ki Tisa, כִּי תִשָּׂא 30:11-34:35
*Vayakhel, וַיַּקְהֵל 35:1-38:20
Pekudei, פְקוּדֵי 38:21-40:38
Vayikra, וַיִּקְרָא Lev. 1:1-5:26
Tzav צַו 6:1-8:36
Shemini, שְּׁמִינִי 9:1-11:47
*Tazria, תַזְרִיעַ 12:1-13:59
Metzora, מְּצֹרָע 14:1-15:33
*Acharei, אַחֲרֵי מוֹת 16:1-18:30
Kedoshim, קְדֹשִׁים 19:1-20:27
Emor, אֱמֹר 21:1-24:23
*Behar, בְּהַר 25:1-26:2
Bechukotai, בְּחֻקֹּתַי 26:3-27:34
Bamidbar, בְּמִדְבַּר Num. 1:1-4:20
Naso, נָשֹׂא 4:21-7:89
Behaalotecha, בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ 8:1-12:16
Shlach, שְׁלַח-לְךָ 13:1-15:41
Korach, קֹרַח 16:1-18:32
*Chukat, חֻקַּת 19:1-22:1
Balak, בָּלָק 22:2-25:9
Pinchas, פִּינְחָס 25:10-30:1
*Matot, מַּטּוֹת 30:2-32:42
Masei, מַסְעֵי 33:1-36:13
Devarim, דְּבָרִים Deut. 1:1-3:22
Va'etchanan, וָאֶתְחַנַּן 3:23-7:11
Eikev, עֵקֶב 7:12-11:25
Re'eh, רְאֵה 11:26-16:17
Shoftim, שֹׁפְטִים 16:18-21:9
Ki Teitzei, כִּי-תֵצֵא 21:10-25:19
Ki Tavo, כִּי-תָבוֹא 26:1-29:8
*Nitzavim, נִצָּבִים 29:9-30:20
Vayelech, וַיֵּלֶךְ 31:1-31:30
Haazinu, הַאֲזִינוּ 32:1-32:52
V'Zot HaBerachah, וְזֹאת הַבְּרָכָה 33:1-34:12
The Tanakh (Tanach)= O.T.
N.t.= Brit Chadasha
Clean and unclean foods http://theisraelofgodrc.com/Clean_Animals.html
Teshuva - Repentance in Judaism (according to rabbinic traditions and interpretations of The WORD)/ According to Gates of Repentance, a standard work of Jewish ethics written by Rabbenu Yonah of Gerona, a sinner repents by (Sefer Shaarei Teshuvah)
- regretting/acknowledging the sin;
- forsaking the sin;
- worrying about the future consequences of the sin;
- acting in a way opposite to that of the sin (for example, for the sin of lying, one should speak the truth);
- understanding the magnitude of the sin;
- refraining from lesser sins for the purpose of safeguarding oneself against committing greater sins;
- confessing the sin (spacific transgression/ and or in general);
- praying for atonement;
- correcting the sin however possible (for example, if one stole an object, the stolen item must be returned or if one slanders another, the slanderer must ask the injured party for forgiveness);
- pursuing works of chesed and truth;
- remembering the sin for the rest of one's life (should serve as reminder not to commit such a transgression);
- refraining from committing the same sin if the opportunity presents itself again;
- stressing to others the importance of repentace.
This is stressed during the Days of Awe (the 10 days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur).
Later Jewish tradition extended this time of repentance that all might come to the place of salvation to a 40 day span. While these are standards of repentace in rabinical Judaism there is much value of each of these in my view of scripture.
Water baptisim in Judaism- http://friendsnchrist.ning.com/photo/mikveh-1?commentId=2993852%3AC... .
Priestly Divisions (24 Course of the Levitical priesthood 1 Chron. 24:1-19, 2 Chron.8:14)
First Jehoiarib 1 Chronicles 24:7 /________/ Thirteenth Huppah 1 Chronicles 24:13
Second Jedaiah 1 Chronicles 24:7 /__/Fourteenth Jeshebeab 1 Chronicles 24:13
Third Harim 1 Chronicles 24:8 /__________/ Fifteenth Bilgah 1 Chronicles 24:14
Fourth Seorim 1 Chronicles 24:8 /________/ Sixteenth Immer 1 Chronicles 24:14
Fifth Malchijah 1 Chronicles 24:9 /_______/ Seventeenth Hezir 1 Chronicles 24:15
Sixth Mijamin 1 Chronicles 24:9 /____/ Eighteenth Happizzez 1 Chronicles 24:15
Seventh Hakkoz 1 Chronicles 24:10/_/ Nineteenth Pethahiah 1 Chronicles 24:16
Eighth Abijah 1 Chronicles 24:10 /________/ Twentieth Jehezkel 1 Chronicles 24:16
Ninth Jeshua 1 Chronicles 24:11 /________/ Twenty-first Jachin 1 Chronicles 24:17
Tenth Shecaniah 1 Chronicles 24:11/_/ Twenty-second Gamul 1 Chronicles 24:17
Eleventh Eliashib 1 Chronicles 24:12 /____/ Twenty-third Delaiah 1 Chronicles 24:18
Twelfth Jakim 1 Chronicles 24:12 /__/ Twenty-fourth Maaziah 1 Chronicles 24:18
(can share more info on dates if interested)
each had a chief of the sanctuary (1 Chron.24:6,31) Father of Jn. the baptist was a serving Levitical priest (Lk.1:8)/ Decendants of Aaron Num.3:10 (the first Kohen / high priest) Kohanim- Levites (Ezra 2:26) / Divided into 24 groups each with 6 priestly families each of the 24 served one complete week with each of 6 serving one day per week on sabbath all six worked in tandem 24 groups changed every shabbat at completion of mussaf service
Throughout the word we see others were given to service yet not qualified as high priests such as the Nethinim- decendants of Nathan given to service.
Census taken durring return of a large group of Israelites in Ezra 8:15 showed lack of any qualified to leadership duties of the priesthood (no Levites/ Kohanim/ high priests) only Nethinim -(Nathan is to service/ not Levitical priests yet they were often given temple duties)(others were even more of a perversion of the priesthood Ex. 1 Chron.2:55/ the enemy within)
Example of anyone who isn't a Cohanim (Levitical preist) that attempts the postion being worthy of death. Num.16:35-40
* Step 1/ (Combine) Place flour, (salt and oil) in a bowl /and mix.(Oil Nor Salt is included if you want traditional matzah, some people add these things and still consider it qualified for communion olive oil and salt carry symbolizim of being set apart within the WORD!).
* Step 2/ Slowly add the warm water until the mixture reaches a dough-like consistency.
* Step 3/ Break your dough into small balls. (Some allow them to sit for consistantsy, however The Passover story mentions this process as being done quickly, thus rabbinic tradition put time limitations on "kosher" matza)
* Step 4/ Flatten out matza balls, cover a cookie sheet with a small layer of flour.
* Step 5/ Bake the bread in a pre-heated over at 350 degrees until to your liking.
* Step 6/ Remove the bread from the oven when it reaches a (light) golden brown color.
No yeast (leaven).
Shuckling (shokeling)/The practice of swaying in meditation. Shoklen It is believed to increase concentration and emotional intensity. It is seen as an expression of the soul's desire to abandon the body and reunite itself with its source. It's not mandatory. Share your view of this tradition. I think in some ways it may help one to focuss yet I also tend to think that some may do this out of ritual or to look more Jewish (holy) before men.
The first word of the written Word declares the Gospel of Yeshua. "In the beginning" - or- "Bereshiet" is spelled: Bet Resh Aleph Shin Yod Tav and each Hebrew letter is a symbol and carries with it its own meaning....... Bet/- House, tent - family, ..... Resh/- head of man- first top or beginning // Bet and Resh together for "Bar" - "son of" without seperation it reads head of house or first of house (btw Ben - "son" also means builder of the house) .... Aleph/- ox, bull (head)- Strong , Power, Leader, 1st, G-d .... Shin/- teeth- to destroy, consume ...... Yod/- arm, hand my work, effort, power.... Tav/- a cross- mark of covenant, sign , signal, monument.................... So "In THe Beggining" we are literally told: "The Son of G-d will be destroyed by his own hand on a cross"
Jewish TRADITION sets a general standard for the goyim (people of the nations). These standards are called Noahide Laws.
There are 7 Noahide laws that are described as:
1) prohibition of Idolatry 2) prohibition of murder 3) prohibition of theft 4) prohibition of sexual immorality 5) prohibition against blasphemy 6) Respect of what you eat 7) Maintain justice
These are more directly covered in following link
I strongly embrace and encourage others to anoint their homes. I have seen how it works. Its always good to speak blessings over your home and family. The power is in the spirit and the action brought forth in faith (of actual anointing) and calling on the LORD. I also suggest while doing this that you ask that destructive /unedifying spirits be dealt with at the door posts of your home. Simply asking G-D to come against them when they come to your doors with ill content. That if you have company with such a spirit (riding piggy back) that that Spirit must submit to the will of G-D and not be welcome. Anyway for those who may not be familure with the practice of posting a mezuzah on your door post here are a few links
Kadosh /Kodesh, The difference in the pronunciations is kadosh is an adjective used to describe something that is holy Kodesh is a proper noun and a word unto its self to mention Holiness Itself. Kodesh is loftier than kadosh as it does not refer to something holy but holiness its self!
Ruach HaKodesh <-- = --> The (Ha) Holy(Kodesh) Spirit (Ruach) / (Hebrew read right to left)
Counting of the omer:
The Omer was actually an offering brought in the Holy Temple on the second day of Passover, containing an omer measure of barley from that year’s new crop. The barley would be harvested the night before and offered up on the altar that day. It was forbidden to eat from that year’s new crops until the Omer was offered on the altar. At the completion of the holy day of the first fruits would the day be counted.
The counting of he omer leads to the 50th day which is Pentecost or " Shavuot".
According to tradition and Scripture, five important events occurred on Shavuot:
1. Enoch was taken up into heaven.
2. YHVH made the Covenant with Noah.
3. YHVH made the Covenant with Abraham.
4. The Torah was given.
5. The Holy Spirit was given to the disciples making them apostels(Acts 2).