The Free World believes in democracy. The Free World believes in freedom. Corona virus has crippled the free world. The free world has gone into quarantine. Until comes the vaccine for Corona the future of the free world is to go into quarantine return to normalcy and return to quarantine again. Israel went into quarantine and returned to normalcy only to return again to quarantine. The same is true for the whole world. Quarantine is bondage to the free world much more than to China and communist nations.
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.
Elections in America are approaching in November. Both sides Republican and Democrat are campaigning for votes. President Trump is encouraging people to vote for him on the basis of his achievements in his four year term. Biden is pointing out the failures of the previous Trump administration and the democratic way of improving America.
Love is difficult to control. Love makes the world go around. Woman abuse is a problem in America and the whole world. The healthy way of controlling love is to get married to the one you love. Love in this way becomes productive through procreation. Family is the cradle of life.
The Jewish people are dependent on Jews marrying Jews. When Jews marry out of Judaism the nation loses important souls. The survival of the Jewish nation depends on fighting intermarriage, interfaith marriage.
Corona virus is still with us even though there are some improvements. There have already been 22 million people infected and 780 thousands deaths from the disease. In America alone more than 5.5 million cases and 173 thousand deaths. Russia is the first to produce a vaccine and there are many companies in the world on the way to producing an accepted vaccine. Including all the people infected in the world with those that will be eventually vaccinated hopefully will be reached Herd Immunity. In case that will come another similar virus, medical science is doing research the use of anti-viral drugs like Hydrochloroquine and Remdesvir to prepare for the next plague God Forbid.
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.
Corona Virus has comes to push America and the world ahead and not backwards. The Lubavitcher Rebbe of blessed memory called America a nation of kindness. America has open arms to people of all races, creeds, ethnic groups and religion. America welcomes new immigrants which have entered the country legally. America offers a stable government with a stable economy. It also has the most powerful military in the world.
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.
Corona was called by Madonna the American singer and Guru on her website “the Great Equalizer.” The truth of her statement can be seen in many ways. Corona virus besides being a killer has brought several changes in the direction of equalization and democracy.
Corona virus began in Wuhan China. After it was revealed, the Chinese began quarantine to isolate the virus. The quarantine continued until they were able to completely isolate the virus to particular people that were infected and to separate these people until they were healed. Corona outbreak in China today is 82,933 cases 4,633 deaths, 78,209 recovered. There are almost no new infections.
A hidden geometric structure was found in the large-scale religious building of Göbekli Tepe, an archaeological site in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey approximately 12 km northeast of the city of Şanlıurfa. The tell has a height of 15 m and is about 300 m in diameter. It is approximately 760 m above sea level.
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.
Corona attacks the body and creates a tremendous emotional trauma. The Clergy and psychologists are working together to heal the emotional stress of Corona.Madonna the American entertainer on her website called Corona the great equalizer. Corona even though it has separated all the nations of the world from each other through cancelling air traffic, the nations of the world have been united in the battle to return to normalcy.
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.
I am sure most adults remember the Beatles song, “All we need is love”. Due to the coronavirus, nothing could be more important today than loving are neighbor. Neighbor according to God’s Word is everyone! Webster Dictionary defines” love” as: 1. strong affection 2. Warm attachment 3. Attraction based on sexual desires 4. a beloved person 5. unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for others. Webster defines ”hate” as: 1. intense hostility and aversion 2. an object of hatred.
Some churches and mosques in Kenya have announced a moratorium on worship and other activities to protect believers from Coronavirus infection. Anglican Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit announced the termination of all church services including Sunday services, wedding ceremonies, and funerals.
While modern medicine has not found a cure for Coronavirus, natural and spiritual healers have their own answers and suggestions to the deadly virus preferably for prevention but maybe also for healing the sick. Scripture teaches that before each disease God created a cure. The panic of a pandemic like corona creates a darkness which the Bible calls in sentence 2 of Genesis, emptiness and void, “And the earth was empty and void and darkness was on the face of the deep.”
Quarantine separates the infected by the virus from the healthy. Religion separates people from the influences of evil. Freedom does not give permission to people not to quarantine and should not give permission for people to spread evil. Evil is defined very clearly in the bible in the Ten Commandments.
Jews are in the news not only in World news but also in American politics. The elections in America are scheduled for November 2020 with President Trump running against a Democratic candidate who may be from his Jewish liberal opponents. One of these candidates may be Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of NY and successful businessman. Charles Schumer another important Jew in American politics has not showed interest in running for President but he is still young and may sometime become a Democratic Presidential candidate.
Progressive liberal influences are affecting Orthodox Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Jews throughout the world. In the news is an article regarding the Catholic church Pope Benedict warns against relaxing priestly- celibacy rules. Pope Benedict resigned from his position and Pope Francis is his successor. Many people guess the reason for his resignation which was very unusual for a Pope to resign. He may have seen that in the future there would be pressure on the Catholic Church to institute reforms and he was not willing to make these changes. One of the changes is being talked about by Pope Francis regarding priestly celibacy rules under the pressures of his opponents that have pressured the church on the issue of immunity of Priests to sexual abuse accusations. Pope Francis has opened the Catholic Church to gays, and has endorsed interfaith dialogue.
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.
There is a conflict between religion and psychology over living in the past. Psychology can be called a modern secular social science. If religion is called a way of life; this can also be said about psychology and sociology guiding people in a secular way of life. The influence of psychology is also being felt in religion.
Being selective does make a person is racist. The wrong friends and associates can cause a person to fall. Learning how to be selective in life is important for succeeding. Select your goals and be careful. Build your life through adding in it all the important healthy ingredients of life. Be like a chemist producing a useful chemical in his laboratory.
Politics can be religious political like in theocracy. Politics can be secular like in democracy. Israel today is a democracy but in the past the biblical nation of Israel was a monarchy a theocracy. The religion of Judaism is based on the Law of Moses for building a theocracy. Theocracy mixes religion and politics.
Racism is interwoven in life and it is hard to avoid racists not only in secular racist discrimination but also in religion. Black Americans have fought against racism in America and are only now beginning to win their battle. Martin Luther King led the black Americans as an American Baptist Minister until he was assassinated in 1968. When your color is black it is difficult to hide it when seeking employment.
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.
Fission and fusion are two sources of energy compared to the energy of heaven and earth. Religion primarily connects with the spiritual energy fusion. Mysticism connects to the spiritual energy of fission.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1) It is beyond our understanding how the world and the universe was created by God from nothing. Creation of something matter from nothing is beyond the human capacity to understand and create. A human being can take matter and shape it, change it, even to produce from it energy by way of Fusion and Fission. He cannot create something from nothing.
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.
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.
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.
Duncan Lawrence received the award for his song “Loving You is a Losing Game” at the Eurovision song contest in Jerusalem last month. Everyone wants love. Love is in our nature from birth.
The baby comes out of his mother’s womb and cries. He cries for love. His mother embraces him and feeds him. Children need love throughout the childhood and adolescence. When they reach the age of 12 for a girl and 13 for a boy they need love which their mother can no longer give them. By some people this stage in life is called independence. Others say that it is the trick of the devil. The song of Duncan Lawrence “Loving you is a losing game” is teaching beware of love.
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.
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.
Christendom, Islam, Zionism are three parts of Religious nationalism which can only be received together in peace through freedom of religion which doesn’t accept violent acts of religious terrorism. Freedom and justice can tolerate hatred when it is confined in the four walls of religion but not when it goes outside. The humanitarian will not accept violence in the name of God. The humanitarian believes in freedom. He also believes in peace. God cannot tolerate building a Golden Calf desiring only for material pleasures or a Tower of Babel nationalism without religion like the Las Vegas and the California discotheque shootings.
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.”
Every Christmas season is a period of joy for people all the world over. When I was young, we always look forward to Christmas day because of the impact of the season and the celebrations attached to it among our people.
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.
Psychologists recognize that there are two levels of consciousness which are conscious level and subconscious. Psychologists work in treating people with speech which is on the conscious level. On the conscious level there is intellect and speech. Through interaction and communication between the psychologist and the patient, he/she is opened on the intellectual level to recognize his/her problems and to solve them. The results are not accomplished in one treatment.
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.
When came Freedom also came a separation between religious and secular. There were times that the religious leaders were in power and their nations were dictatorships. There was always opposition within their nations to religious rule.
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.
Religion was once part of politics. The first Monotheistic religious state was the Biblical nation of Israel which was a Religious Monarchy. The nation of Israel did not evolve into a Religious Monarchy immediately when they entered into Israel under the leadership of Joshua. There was a period of 400 years called the time of judges about which it says in Judges, “In those days there was no king in Israel, every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” During the time of Judges there was even a woman Judge Devorah who lead the country in peace and war. The nation of Israel at the time of Judges is an example for all nations today.
The sun rises in the east and the sun sets in the west; the sun rules over the day and the moon at night. Everyday is a new day. There are three important people in our world trying to make the world a better place to live in, the clergy, the humanitarian and the spiritual healer. The humanitarian looks at life intellectually and accepts only the parts of life that he can understand with his intelligence. He sees the evil in war, sickness and poverty. Most important to him is to solve the problems of life through politics, and technology. He feels the hardship of poverty and gives to charities to help the sick, poor, and needy and to institutions which help them. He is agnostic or maybe even atheist. He himself is not happy but he wants others to be happy. Making other people happy; makes him happy.
Religious leaders and their constituents sacrifice their lives for the sake of God and their religion. Religion is the most important part of their lives. They believe in God and their holy scriptures given to them by their prophets Mohammed, Moses or Jesus and their disciples. The scriptures give guidance to people in life and prepare them for the share in the afterlife. Orthodox Religion does not emphasize happiness in life. It emphasizes that this world is a corridor to the next world and sacrificing happiness in this world for the sake of the share in next world. It is difficult for people to live only for happiness in the next world. People need happiness in this world. Raising a family and making a livelihood gives happiness but in life there are ups and downs, problems in child raising, employment and health.
The name of God peace Shalom is the most important revelation of God in the world. It is difficult to believe when you look at the religious conflicts which plague the world everyday. In the Middle East is the political conflict between Israel and the Arabs, Muslim – Jewish conflict, Muslim Shiites conflict with the Sunni, Catholics conflict with Protestant, Judaism clashes with Christianity, Islam clashes with Christianity, Hindu with Muslim. What is the source of these conflicts from a Biblical eye?
In order to answer this question it is important first to separate religion and politics; political conflicts from religious conflicts. Politics all the time interfere with peace. Politics is defined by Wikipedia as the process of making decisions by members of a group. Groups conflicts exist in their interests and within groups when there are conflicting interests. The goal of politics is to make peace like the goal of religion. Whereas politics is connected to group interaction religion is divided into group and individual. Religion has a place for the individual and for the group.
Six million Jews were slaughtered in the Holocaust by the Fascist Nazi Regime of Hitler and over forty million human beings. According to Wikipedia Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce. Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete and they believe in a complete mobilization society under a totalitarian one party state. Such a state is led by a strong leader a dictator and a martial government composed of members of his governing party to forge national unity and maintain a stable orderly society. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature and views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means that can achieve national rejuvenation. German Fascism was also racial. Hitler claimed that the German people the Aryan race were supreme. The Holocaust came to teach a lesson to Jews and to mankind.
In the history of the world there have been many dictators who have used their power like Hitler. Hitler may be considered the worst of these evil leaders. In the history of the world there have been political and religious racists that used the type of idealism used by Hitler for the sake of National Unity. There are still movements in the world using this type of racism for the sake of national unity. There are two major types of governments which are dictatorship and democratic.
There is a clear relationship between the Pittsburgh Massacre in the Synagogue on the Sabbath and the California tragedies in the nightclub and the fires in Northern California. They have all killed human beings in similar numbers.
See My Previous Post: On The Pittsburgh Massacre
The California Massacre in the nightclub which happened a week after the event in Pittsburgh was done also by a madman. In the nightclub was primarily American students. If you will examine the names of those killed in the Pittsburgh massacre you will see that all of those killed were above the age of fifty. There were very few young people in the Synagogue for the services. The same is true in America that attendance of young people in Churches has fallen off rapidly. Religions like Judaism and Christian faith need these young people. Many of the young Jewish people in Pittsburgh after the murder were very happy that they didn’t attend the services as if to say it was a good thing not to be there.