Kosher is a designation connected to the Bible. Moses the prophet inspired by God placed in the Torah the laws of Kashrut. An animal to be Kosher had to have two signs, which were split hooves and to chew its own cud. Fish needed to have fins and scales. Only the specific birds mentioned in the Torah are Kosher to eat. Milk and Meat are forbidden to be cooked together. The Torah is the wisdom of God and the reason for the laws of Kosher are part of the divine wisdom.
In synagogues throughout the world this week, the story of Noah and the flood is read from the Torah. The Torah was completed on the holiday of Simchat Torah the eight day of the holiday of Succot. Last Sabbath was read the first chapter of Genesis “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
The Jewish people and their leaders are beginning to soften up about their feeling about Jesus the Messiah. Christians are beginning to soften up about their feeling about Jews. The event of crucifixion is recorded in history in the first century Judea between 30-33 AD. The crucifixion is recorded in New Testament epistles and other ancient sources as an historical event. The softening up of the heart of stone was part of the Jewish prophecy of Ezekiel, I will give to you a new heart and a new spirit, I will remove from you a heart of stone and give you a heart flesh.
“A woman of valour who can find?”( Proverbs of King Solomon) It is not easy to be a woman of valour.
Women in a free world have the right to express themselves to the world that they have equal rights. Their march on January 19 was well organized and gives to woman tremendous respect. They marched peacefully and expressed their demands peacefully. Compared to other marches today like Yellow vests in France and Ultra- Orthodox demonstrations in Israel which became sometimes violent, their march should become an example for others of the right way to demonstrate.
Woman in Jewish history have been given the most respect. Deborah was the leader of the Jewish people in the time of Judges which was the period in Jewish history following the entrance of the Jewish people into the land of Israel under the leadership of Joshua. During this period which lasted over 400 years the nation was ruled by judges, as the Jews had not yet established a kingship. Deborah was a prophetess, the fourth Judge and the only female judge mentioned in the bible. She is even considered to be a saint in the Catholic Church. She was a brave woman commander and chief of the army of Israel who guided the Jewish nation to attack and conquer Jabin the king of Canaan and their military commander Sisera. The story is recounted in Judges Chapter 4.
Scripture relates that she rendered her judgments beneath a date palm tree between Ramah in Benjamin and Bethel in the land of Efraim. (see the caption above) A Song was composed in her honor which is a victory hymn song by two woman Deborah and Yael who were influential in their victory.