A Lesson from the Covington Catholic School Conflict

  • One who is blessed with truth has no hatred.
  • The truth called the Universal law is forbidden to teach publically.
  • Family is a strong common bond between people but can be called racist by fools.

The boys of the Covington Kentucky Catholic School showed their bravery to stand firmly for what they believed.  Who is right is another question?

There is right and there is wrong.  Religion is believing and following a path which is called the right way.  Christianity is teaching these boys a way of life believing in God and morality. You can see that these boys will grow up to become successful human beings.  They wear the Mega Caps because they admire President Trump who is a successful person.  Whites and blacks can both become successful in a free society.  Slavery is in the past.  President Lincoln freed the slaves.  What is missing in the lives of Americans is religion. 

Religion gives to mankind a structured life describing right and wrong. Following these instructions in their holy books gives the children of God a way of life.  Christians have their holy books, Muslims their scriptures, Judaism has 24 books of instruction and guidance in life which is called the Tanach including an unlimited number of explanations and insights into the Torah. Judaism today has the Code of Jewish law simply defining the obligations of the Jew each and every day.

Each religion has its law and instruction for the children of God which is called the law of God.  However there is a second law which is impossible to write on parchment which is called the Universal law.  In Judaism the Universal law is called the written Torah but it is not simple to understand its secret because these secrets are very private.  It says in the Zohar, the secrets of God were hidden to be revealed at the end of time to those who are worthy.  The Zohar is the most mystical of all Jewish literature which some claim came down from heaven in the way of miracle without any specific author.  Some say it was written by Moses and Elijah. Other say it was written by Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai a famous Jewish Scholar who lived after the destruction of the second temple.  The secrets of God are part of a second Law inscribed in the hearts of man.

Religions follow a revealed law.  The law of religion is taught in Covington Kentucky Catholic School, in Muslim Brotherhood Schools, and in Jewish Day Schools.  The law of truth which includes in it the laws of religion describing good and evil is more difficult to understand and requires a great merit to be blessed with truth.  One who is blessed with truth has no hatred.  Until you are blessed with truth even if you are a religious observer of the law, you may hold hatred or jealousy for your neighbor or your religious opponent.

In the history of the world there have been few men that have transcended the borders of religion to remove hate from their hearts.  They were religious men but understood that there is two laws and embraced both laws with love and respect.  Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov the founder of Chassidism lived in the Ukraine saw a group of Christian children ice skating in a park and with their skates they were inscribing on the ice symbols of Christian faith.  His students told him to leave since for them it was forbidden even to look at what these children were doing.  The Baal Shem Tov stood there for several minutes and watched these children with love.  He felt that it is good that they have religion even if it is not Judaism.

Judaism like most religions deny the truth of other religions.  The Baal Shem Tov taught that there are many paths to God.  In Judaism there is only one path permitted to follow, the other paths are considered either idolatry or Foreign Service.  Christianity made a claim that Jesus was the only way and even claimed that those who deny Jesus will go to hell.  Religions teach one way to God.  The Baal Shem Tov a religious Jew understood that Judaism teaches one way to God; but wanted generations after him to tell this story how he admired these Christian children skating in the park. However he never told his students the reason why he watched these Christian children ice skating. The stories of the righteous saints contain in them deep secrets which are forbidden to reveal in public.  Even today in a world where there is freedom of religion, a person has to watch over his mouth or his pen not to tell these secrets which are in the second Universal law.  Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was a grandson of the Baal Shem Tov.  Only through the Tales of Rebbe Nachman which are mystical stories was Rabbi Nachman able to reveal deep secrets which he could not reveal publically.  In my book “Living with the Kabballa in the New Age” I introduce each chapter with one of these stories. The truth called the Universal law is forbidden to teach publically.  A seeker of truth came to the Kutzker Rebbe of blessed memory who was from the students of the Baal Shem.  He met the Rebbe and said to the Rebbe that he came to him to find truth.  The Kutzker Rebbe who was known to be a truly righteous man answered him, “Go Home.”  The Universal law is forbidden to teach in public.

Catholic means universal.  In the Covington Catholic School the children are learning to be good Christians.  In school they learn the scriptures which will strengthen them to be good Catholics.  As much as being Catholic is connected to being universal, the blacks called the boys religious racists because they were wearing the Mega Hats and were all white Catholics.  The Blacks called themselves Israelites from the ten lost tribes of Israel.  The hidden secret in the Universal law is that Christians are from the ten lost tribes of Israel.  The Ten lost tribes of Israel disappeared after being conquered by the Assyrians.  Their blood and soul dispersed and assimilated in the world and became the source of Christianity.

Who is right?  The blacks identify with the Bible and the Christians at the Covington Kentucky Catholic School learn the bible.  There are two Bibles and two laws which Catholics call the Old Testament and the New Testament.  However the Universal law in truth cannot be written and is forever a deep secret.  There is a New Testament but it is not written.  It is not the written law the five books of Moses in contrast to the Oral law which is the Code of Jewish law.  It is not the New Testament in contrast to the Old Testament but the New Testament like the Written Torah of a Universal law of truth.  Religion cannot help to be racist.  Each way of God which are the religions and ways of life of mankind are racist since they separate people into religious groups in different ways of faith.  The boys of Covington are from Christian families.  Family is a strong common bond between people but can be called racist by fools.  However only through accepting the Universal law which gives respect for the prophets of truth, Moses and other prophets of truth can religions escape the stigma of being called racist.  There are two schools of truth in the world.  They stem from Judah the biblical nation without freedom and Israel the free nation. Judah is racist for the purpose of family purity raising children in the right way.  Israel is the world of God where everything is One, the world of mercy. In the end of time will be revealed Israel the nation of God, like it says in Isaiah, the whole world will be filled with the knowledge of God like the waters cover the sea .  Judah is the Jewish religious nation.  Islam the nation which follows the Koran.  Christianity are the religions which came from the prophet Jesus.  All supreme is Israel the Nation of the One God which has no borders no hatred or racism.

Who was right, the Covington Boys or the Black Vietnam veteran?  Who were the racists?

(The above picture is Rabbi Wexelman at the Tomb of the Baal Shem Tov in the Ukraine)

David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.

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