After the high holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur starting the New Year, the Jewish people begin to build on their porches and in the streets temporary dwellings called Sukot or booths. These booths are symbolic of the housing quarters in which the Jewish people lived in for forty years wandering in the wilderness of Sinai. The generation of the wilderness has the possibility to cross over into Israel in a short time since the distance between the Sinai Peninsula and Israel is not long only requiring to cross over the Jordan River to reach Israel. However God had for them other plans and they were ordered by God to wait forty years with Moses their leader before entering Israel. Moses did not enter Israel but he sent his disciple Joshua to lead the people into Israel.
Living in a democratic society until you understand the relationships between religion, faith and freedom you cannot appreciate democracy. All three factors religion, faith and freedom are in the center of life each one making its claims on modern society. Before religion came into the world beginning with Abraham described in Genesis in the bible, there was freedom and there was chaos.
There are things which everyone knows and there are things which some people know and other believe in. Physics and science studies the known and extends its knowledge of the known into many channels to improve life. Scientists attempt to solve the difficulties faced in life whether they be connected to the material world or the world of emotions. For nervous people there are sedatives; for the physically sick there are medicines.
Many of our youth today are being drawn to Marxism/Communism which has never succeeded anywhere it has been tried. Cuba and Venezuela are great examples of how a free, rich country can go into poverty with dictatorial control so quickly. Today the US is the most free and the richest nation on earth. I am sure you have heard the definition of “insanity”: “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.” Maybe we all should learn from history and the Bible! :Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25 “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” When something is repeated in the Bible we should take it very seriously!
Covid-19 has produced a revolution. The whole world is locked down on the way to normalcy. The great powers of the world Russia, China, U.S. are victims of Covid revolution. Covid has been called “the great equalizer.” Covid is at war with humanity to break through it conflicts. Covid is a challenge to humanity. Scientists say, “Covid is here to stay. It is not as bad as we thought” Covid will make changes even after return to normalcy.
A nation like Israel after elections battles for its government ministry positions. The government represents the majority of its people. There are two sides to the Israel government the right side and the opposition side. The Knesset has 120 mandates. The government is required to represent a majority with at least 61 mandates. The government will be sworn in on Thursday and will represent the people of Israel until the next elections or until it is dissolved.
It is difficult to love the God who has already killed 205,930 people and infected with suffering 2,971,533 people with Covid-19. A vaccination has not yet been made and the future is dark. In 1918 the world suffered the Spanish Flu in which killed possibly as much as 100 million people which was the deadliest pandemic in human history. World War II and the holocaust left its total 6,000,000 Jews and forty million human beings. In the light of these tragedies it is difficult to love God.
Madonna on her website called Corona the great equalizer. Corona has created a universal problem which affects all nations and ethnic groups equally. It is the great equalizer because it reveals the imperfection of man, his weakness. Corona is a weapon to destroy his arrogance. Medical science have identified the virus to give it the name Corona, a virus with deadly crowns. These deadly crowns are filled with proteins which penetrate and infect the body. With a spiritual eye it can be called the Crown of disunity of the angel of death. The virus targets the respiratory system and disables the respiratory system which separate the body from the breath of life given to man from God. God blew into the nostrils of Adam the breath of life. It is the great equalizer because every man lives from the breath of life that he receives when leaving the womb of his mother. The child begins to cry until his breath is stabilized.
In times like today when the world is struck by the Pandemic Corona each person is instructed to stay home. Many people are unemployed. Each day the numbers of infections rises and deaths increase. It is a hard time emotionally and there is always the fear of infection. Perhaps your whole life you never felt the need to connect to God; to take refuge in God. You may never attended church, or synagogue. Your connection to religion was lost when there was no danger or daily suffering. For those that need today the help of God both emotionally and to pray to God for an answer to today’s dilemma, God has provided for everyone from all faiths and from all backgrounds the Universal Faith.
The world has become civilized over its past history of almost six thousand years. Civilization of the world combines in it two levels of consciousness which are doing the right thing in two ways. These two levels of consciousness have been realized in modern medicine as conventional medicine and psychology. Psychology has become accepted also in conventional medicine. Psychology deals with the healing of the mind maintaining mental stability even to remain happy during traumatic events in life such as the Pandemic Corona. Conventional medicine looks at the body to examine the functions of the body to maintain the health of the body.
Coronavirus continues to spread. Everyone is upset and uneasy. President Trump has given a year and a half until will be available a vaccination. How far it will spread is unknown. How many death will it take is also unknown. Coronavirus has united all mankind together to find a cure and an eternal answer.
People believe in God from the day of birth. They don’t know how to perceive him but know that he is watching over them. They want to come closer to God and strengthen their faith. There are two ways which have been paved for those seeking to know God not only to believe in him.
Democracy is the result of six thousand years in the development of civilization. Democracy is the macrocosm of the story of life and civilization from the first day of creation until today. The microcosm of creation and civilization are the religions in the world, the nations of the world with a law. The macrocosm democracy with the ideology of freedom is one, the aspect of unity. The microcosms are multiple nations each with their own law. The law of a democracy is like is written in the Declaration of Independence, One nation under God with liberty and justice forever. Within a democracy is a microcosm which is called its constitution. There is no nation without boundaries, without a constitution. In a democracy the macrocosm is freedom as an ideal. In a microcosm a theocracy or secular dictatorship there is no statute of freedom written in the law. The people are called subjects, servants of their nation. President Trump declared at the Evangelist rally, America worships God and not its nation.
The battle against atheism in Israel, America and throughout the world continues. Lubavitch Chassidism centrally located in 770 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York represents the Jewish people in this battle. They have built a network of Chabad centers throughout the world.
Understanding the problems occurring today in the State of Israel, the schism between religious and secular, first one has to examine the history of the State of Israel from Biblical times until today. A large majority of the Jewish population in Israel and in America are secular Jews and only a portion of the Jewish people are religious observant. In the history of times Jewish agnostics and atheists have also been activists and leaders in the secular world Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, Albert Einstein. In America today amongst the liberal politicians is Bernie Sanders. The State of Israel was founded by Jewish atheists. Wikipedia claims that half of all American Jews have doubts about the existence of God compared to 10 -15% off other American religious groups.
The theory of evolution by natural selection (first formulated in Darwin’s book On the Origin of the Species in 1859) is the process by which organisms change over time as a result of changes in heritable and physical behavioral traits. These are changes that allow an organism to better adapt to its environment which will help it survive and have more offspring. According to this theory over billions of years on the planet earth these changes have taken course to create the man we know today. The changes are still taking place. These changes can effect DNA structures within organisms.
I compare living with multiple sclerosis like having a car that looks fine on the outside, but every light on the dash is on.
To everyone you look perfectly fine and capable but little do they know you may just barely be pushing through life. They don’t know that M.S. is the mother ship sending out destroyer drones through your nervous system, and when I say destroyer drones I literally mean destroyer drones.
We see miracles everyday but don’t recognize them. At the age of seventy already getting up in the morning is a miracle.
There will always be skeptics to reject the miracles of God. When I was a college student I read a book that accepted the events which are recorded in the Bible Exodus – the ten plagues and the splitting of the Red Sea but the author brought proofs that the cause of these supernatural events was an eclipse which occurred at this time which had altered nature.
On May 2, 2019 was a National Day of Prayer in America. The motto of this event is Pray for America. Love one another. President Trump in honor of National Day of Prayer issued a proclamation.
At the White House was an event where President Trump spoke about the importance of prayer. He also spoke about the importance of belief in God as part of America. He had representatives from both Christian and Jewish Americans to lead in these prayers. He singled out this year as a difficult year for peace between religions in America and mentioned the various terrorist attacks on synagogues, mosques and churches in the world.
Relativism is the belief that there is no absolute truth, meaning that there is no absolute perfection in the universe. Universality is the belief that there are universal facts which can be discovered through searching for truth.
These two philosophies interplay in Christianity and in Judaism. Pope Benedict XVI who resigned in 2013 was known to be a Relativist. Pope Francis who took his position has shown that he is a Universalist through his more liberal tendencies. Pope Benedict became a priest in 1951 and in the beginning his beliefs were considered liberal. He adopted conservative views after 1968. In 2005 he became Pope.
Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel is celebrated a week before Israel Independence Day. This year it falls out on Thursday, May 2. Every Human being suffered from the wrath of Hitler. Six million Jews were killed in concentration camps in Europe and over forty million people died in World War II.
In and around 1941 Hitler officially declared his desire to exterminate all the Jews. He already had this plan many years before.
The Internet is sometimes called a friend and sometimes an enemy. In th small African nation of Chad, the internet has been closed for one year. Chadians feel anger and are revolting as they struggle without internet.
An internet shutdown happens when someone, usually a government, intentionally disrupts internet access to control what people say and do. Blackouts are sometimes called blackouts or kill switches. The internet enables all our human rights. When there is peace, people enjoy life with The Internet. In times of war it may be better to close The Internet.
About at the same time when is being celebrated the holiday of Passover, Christians are celebrating the Easter festival. Passover is the time when the Jewish people exited the land of Egypt where they had been slaves for 210 years. The redemption of the Jewish people from Egypt began when Moses while doing his work as a shepherd witnessed a bush which was burning with a fire which would not extinquish called in Genesis 2:4 “the burning bush.”
It is right to say God is one but there is more to it than that. For this reason it is written in Petach Eliyahu the words of the prophet Elijah “Opens Elijah the prophet to reveal God is one but not just one.” One is a limitation and God is unlimited. Elijah reveals a secret truth for the sake of World Unity and Peace which was hidden until today.
Religion simplifies faith into belief in one God and no other. The God of the Jewish people the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is one God the Jewish God. The Jewish God is also called the King of the Universe. From there can be confused to think that the Jewish God and the Jewish people rule over the universe. This would put a limitation on God who is unlimited. The Jewish faith, the Jewish people conquered the land of Israel and established in the land of Israel the kingship of God of the Jewish faith.
The Hebrew Alphabet is filled with ancient secrets. In the second letter of the Hebrew Alphabet the letter ב Beit is the secret of peace and unity. This secret is in the form of the letter ב Beit.
The form of the letter ב Beit is above a roof and below a line or floor in the middle is a vertical line which connects the roof of the letter with its base. The letter Beit ב is the first letter in the Torah the Bible, Genesis of the five books of Moses. The letter Beit ב is numerically equal to 2.
People should not let the sex scandals in the church interfere with their faith in God. It has already been said in Psalms 146:3, Don’t put your confidence in people, they have for you no salvation. Psalms 84:13, Lord of hosts, happy is the man that trusts in you. Jerimiah 17:7, Blessed is the man that trusts in God, for only in God is his trust.”
Biopolar disorder can lead to suicide and should be treated immediately with medical care. Afterwards can be determined if the Biopolar disorder is curable through spiritual strengthening. A person has a nervous breakdown his diagnosis is often Bipolar disorder. In a nervous breakdown the ego of the person has been crashed. People need ego. It keeps them fighting for survival. When the ego is strong it gives people the ability to think clearly. You need to think clearly in order to survive in this world and to function in a competitive society.
Technology grows each day with new discoveries, a new patent, a new invention whether in the field of medicine or in the field of telecommunications and physics. Most anthropologists agree that the first discoveries in science was to make a fire by rubbing together two stones.
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov a Chassidic master who lived from 1772-1810 in the Ukraine taught, The world is a narrow bridge to cross over, most important is not to fear to complete the journey. There is no such thing as hopelessness. The World is in turmoil. With faith in God mankind can cross the river to World Unity and Peace walking on water.
Martin Buber born in Austria 1878 grew up in a religious Jewish family and broke off from the traditional Jewish direction to become a Jewish philosopher. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in literature ten times and the Nobel Peace prize seven times. He is known for his book “I thou” which is connected to existentialism. Existentialism is a philosophy for all human beings to seek out the essence of life by acquiring self-knowledge and applying this knowledge in life. In existentialism existence precedes essence, the importance of the individual is stressed even before the importance of God. The goal in life as described by Martin Buber in his book “I Thou” is to unite the individual with the essence which is God. Existentialism stresses happiness, it also stresses peace as a purpose in life.
Preparing for Doomsday through Spiritual Healing
Living in the twentieth century after the Second World War there is nobody that can avoid the thought of a third World War which will be much worse than mankind has ever seen in the past. The third World war will be a nuclear war. The world has become smaller through technology. People can communicate through internet and share their ideas from one end of the world to the other. At the same time technology has brought to the world the dangers of weapons of mass destruction. Doomsday is in the back of every person’s mind. Everyone knows that it is inevitable but it is the work of all of mankind to postpone the date of destruction if possible forever. Through cooperation between nations the date of doomsday can be delayed. At the same time the world is faced with Global warming. The earth is aging like human beings. The life expectancy of people has grown but at the same time each person has his day of death in the future. The earth also has it limits as population growth creates pollution of the waters of the earth, air pollution, natural catastrophes like fires in California and Europe and hurricanes which are only signs of the future.