## Noah and the Flood – A Bible Lesson

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.”

## What or Who is a Christian?

What or who is a Christian? That is a question that would take many more words than I can write, but I will attempt to explain. I heard a message from our Pastor tonight titled “Suffer and Sanctify” and it gave me an idea of what a real Christian is.

First, we need to truly believe that Jesus Christ was God’s Son as well as being God. This is confusing but I will try to explain that God is a trinity. God the Father who always was, always is, and always will be. He is also God the Son, who always was and always is, and always will be. He is also God The Holy Spirit who always was, always is, and always will be. God in three persons but one God.

## Mathematics and Religion – Zero and One

Is Zero a number? What is Zero? How is it related to the number One? Is Infinity a number? How is infinity related to the number One and Zero? How are all these numbers related to God? First study a little mathematics.

Mathematicians have delved into the questions above and all have drawn the conclusion that 0 is a number.  Those that once believed that there were only ten numbers without including Zero were mistaken like those that once believed that the sun revolved around the moon. The concept of ten is connected to religion Ten Commandments a ten number system which we all use in our daily lives. Jews also count to seven receiving the Sabbath each week but always the week continues again from 1 – 7 without end. Zero is missing in religion but not in mathematics.  Zero stands between two directions which are positive number +1,+2  0 -1, -2.  Religion does not consider the importance of the other direction it is suppressed.

## Pop Star Nick Cave Comments on the Voice of God

Nick Cave was asked, “What does God’s voice sound like?”  His answer was beautiful.

A rock star becomes for his fans a model, a life coach, a guru, a friend.  People ask him all sorts of questions like how to overcome loneliness and grief.  CNN picked up on his answer to a follower on “What does God’s voice sound like?” It seems that he is going in the way of the famous female pop-star Madonna who entered the spiritual realm many years ago. His latest song “Red Right Hand” is an allusion to the vengeance of God. In the last few months he has posted on his website “you can ask me anything.” He got a flood of 100 letters a week.

## Theocracy vs Democracy – A Test of Love and Respect

Most people are innocent witnesses of the conflicts in today’s life between democracy and theocracy.  In common folk language we are Jehovah witnesses seeing history revealed. Sunday morning in Brooklyn, we would wake up late and about noon time would come to our doors two very lovely ladies to give us some help.  They were carrying a Bible and some pamphlets which said on them “Jehovah Witnesses.”  We were not Orthodox Jewish but maintained in our house Jewish Tradition.  My mother was respectful to these missionaries.  Not interested was our answer and they tried to accept it.

## Do You Need the Messiah? Follow President Trump to Victory in 2020

Before asking yourself the question: Do I need the Messiah, first ask yourself the question Do I need God?  Do I need to study the Bible? President Trump is pictured carrying a Bible.

There are atheists in the world who refuse to believe in God.  They may have suffered in the holocaust or have witnessed great tragedies in life which have made them atheists.  Atheists live their whole life without faith in God performing their duties to humanity as doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers etc.  Most atheists did believe in God once but lost it.  Their faith is compared to a lost object which has disappeared and the hope of finding it has been given up. Every day they witness another tragedy reinforcing their atheism.

## Compare – Life & Death Fair Play in the Middle East vs games like Golden State vs Toronto

Kevin Durant suffered a right lower leg injury in Game 5 of the playoffs and could not make the first four games in the finals between Golden State and Toronto.  He appeared in game five and played spectacularly until the middle of the second quarter. He made his first three 3 point attempts, he blocked a shot, until he took a hard fall over Toronto Raptors big man Serge Ibaka injuring his Achilles tendon.  The Raptor fans started cheering.  The players on Toronto especially Kyle Lowry took offense to his supporters from Toronto and objected to them cheering the injury of Kevin.  They knew that the Lord in heaven did not like this reaction to the injury of a vital player on their opponent Golden State.  Even though without Kevin Durant they had already defeated Golden State in three of the four first games of the finals, it is not good sportsmanship to applaud his injury. Also God took offense to the reactions of the crowd to teach them a lesson and Golden State defeated Toronto even without Kevin.

## The Messiah of Freedom

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov writes in his most foremost work Likutei Maharon, “Each and every righteous saint is in the likeness of the Messiah.”

The Messiah of Freedom, the Messiah of Song, the Messiah of Peace are all from the same source.  They are all one and connected to God. The Messiah is by definition a man, a human being.  Like all people he comes into the world which is temporary with two maternal parents.  The life of the Messiah is temporary seventy years, until 120 years according to the wishes of God.

## Reaching the Playoffs

The east and west conferences of the NBA have reached the playoffs.  The NBA finals will begin May 30.  In the meantime from the West conference will be decided who will reach the finals between Golden State and Portland. From the East conference the conference finals are between Milwaukee and Toronto.

There is glory, fame and money at stake.  Each team in both conferences has invested in their success. There is one winner in each conference and one winner in the NBA Finals.  Then will be chosen the MVP of the year.

## Cults in Religion and Politics

A cult is usually looked at in a negative light. In the language of Wikipedia pejorative. But this is not always true.  There are good healthy cults and destructive cults.

Christianity began as a cult. Its leader was considered to be the messiah by his followers.  When it began there were only a few people following Jesus.  In the Mishna which are the oral teachings on Jewish law  is mentioned about which people should be chosen to lead the congregation in prayer.  Not everyone is qualified to lead prayers in a synagogue because of lack of knowledge and other reasons.

## The God of Freedom – National Prayer Day

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.

## Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel – May 2, 2019

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 Secret of Peace and Unity

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.

## Is American Leadership Failing God?

Looking at various social media outlets we can attest that the answer to the question is an absolute “yes.” However, the answer to “why” is in the scriptures of the Bible, and unless the leaders of the country know their Bible, in more detail than currently is seen of them, then the nation as a whole will continue to fail God. That should be a given.

## Republicans vs Democrats; the Two Arms of Freedom

God Bless America. God Bless Israel. God bless humanity.

In the battle with Amalek Exodus 17:12 is says “Moses hands were heavy, and they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, and Aharon and Hur supported his hands on one side and the other side, and his hands were steady.”

## You Can Better Your Life If You Can Do Something With It

Your life can be one of the best if you find something positive done about it if you are still alive, things can be made better for you by God-the creator of heaven and earth. There is a big hope for the living!

The world that we all lived inside today was made better when God did something spectacular about it. The earth at the beginning was worse than imagine.