Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Misplaced Shavu'os Offering

ערב חג השבועות תשע"ג

Question: What's wrong with this video?

ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו מקבל ביכורים מילדי עמק המעיינות במשרדו בירושלים.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu receives Bikkurim (First Fruits) from the children of Emeq HaMa'ayanoth at his office in Jerusalem.
(Tip Credit: Rafi at Life In Israel)
Answer: Almost everything. I found only two redeeming elements of this video:
1) These children are actually learning something about agriculture. At least they know that fruits and vegetables originate from the ground, and that Jews can actually be involved in the process.

2) It seems that a train route will be added (for real), connecting the prime minister's guests' inland region to the coast, thanks to the Prime Minister. Emeq HaMa'ayanoth includes the city of Beth Sha'an, which sits ver close to the Jordanian border.
This cute appearing photo op. of a ceremony was actually quite disturbing to me.

Before I explain why, let's take a look at what the bringing of the Bikkurim is REALLY supposed to be like.

דברים כו
א  וְהָיָה, כִּי-תָבוֹא אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה; וִירִשְׁתָּהּ, וְיָשַׁבְתָּ בָּהּ. ב  וְלָקַחְתָּ מֵרֵאשִׁית כָּל-פְּרִי הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר תָּבִיא מֵאַרְצְךָ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ--וְשַׂמְתָּ בַטֶּנֶא; וְהָלַכְתָּ, אֶל-הַמָּקוֹם, אֲשֶׁר יִבְחַר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לְשַׁכֵּן שְׁמוֹ שָׁם. ג  וּבָאתָ, אֶל-הַכֹּהֵן, אֲשֶׁר יִהְיֶה, בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם; וְאָמַרְתָּ אֵלָיו, הִגַּדְתִּי הַיּוֹם לַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, כִּי-בָאתִי אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה לַאֲבֹתֵינוּ לָתֶת לָנוּ. ד  וְלָקַח הַכֹּהֵן הַטֶּנֶא, מִיָּדֶךָ; וְהִנִּיחוֹ--לִפְנֵי, מִזְבַּח יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ. ה  וְעָנִיתָ וְאָמַרְתָּ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֲרַמִּי אֹבֵד אָבִי, וַיֵּרֶד מִצְרַיְמָה, וַיָּגָר שָׁם בִּמְתֵי מְעָט; וַיְהִי-שָׁם, לְגוֹי גָּדוֹל עָצוּם וָרָב. ו  וַיָּרֵעוּ אֹתָנוּ הַמִּצְרִים, וַיְעַנּוּנוּ; וַיִּתְּנוּ עָלֵינוּ, עֲבֹדָה קָשָׁה. ז  וַנִּצְעַק, אֶל-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי אֲבֹתֵינוּ; וַיִּשְׁמַע יְהוָה אֶת-קֹלֵנוּ, וַיַּרְא אֶת-עָנְיֵנוּ וְאֶת-עֲמָלֵנוּ וְאֶת-לַחֲצֵנוּ. ח  וַיּוֹצִאֵנוּ יְהוָה, מִמִּצְרַיִם, בְּיָד חֲזָקָה וּבִזְרֹעַ נְטוּיָה, וּבְמֹרָא גָּדֹל--וּבְאֹתוֹת, וּבְמֹפְתִים. ט  וַיְבִאֵנוּ, אֶל-הַמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה; וַיִּתֶּן-לָנוּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת, אֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבָשׁ. י  וְעַתָּה, הִנֵּה הֵבֵאתִי אֶת-רֵאשִׁית פְּרִי הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר-נָתַתָּה לִּי, יְהוָה; וְהִנַּחְתּוֹ, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, וְהִשְׁתַּחֲוִיתָ, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ. יא  וְשָׂמַחְתָּ בְכָל-הַטּוֹב, אֲשֶׁר נָתַן-לְךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ--וּלְבֵיתֶךָ:  אַתָּה, וְהַלֵּוִי, וְהַגֵּר, אֲשֶׁר בְּקִרְבֶּךָ.

Deuteronomy 26
1 And it will be, when you come into the land which the Lord your God gives to you for an inheritance, and possess it, and dwell therein; 2 that you will take of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you will bring in from your land that the Lord you God gives to you; and thou shalt put it in a basket and shalt go to the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to cause His name to dwell there.  3 And thou shalt come to the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him: 'I profess this day unto the LORD thy God, that I am come unto the land which the LORD swore unto our fathers to give us.' 4 And the priest shall take the basket out of thy hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD thy God. 5. And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God: 'A wandering Aramean was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous. 6 And the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage. 7 And we cried unto the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice, and saw our affliction, and our toil, and our oppression. 8 And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders. 9. And He hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10 And now, behold, I have brought the first of the fruit of the land, which Thou, O LORD, hast given me.' And thou shalt set it down before the LORD thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God. 11 And thou shalt rejoice in all the good which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thy house, thou, and the Levi, and the stranger that is in the midst of thee.

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
The Prime Minister of Israel is not a priest, his office is not the Temple, his desk is not the altar, and my guess is that the formula which is supposed to be said upon bringing the Bikkurim (blue italics), is virtually meaningless to the Prime Minister and his guests.

I'm only surprised that Israeli President Shimon Peres did not stand in this role of receiver.

Have these kids being brainwashed into thinking that this is a legitimate form of bringing the Bikkurim, the bringing of Bikkurim to the Prime Minister of the State?? They must realize that this is just a substitute, and a poor one at that. Or do they?

Are children taught anything about the Temple and the faith in the eventual re-institution of the qorbanoth (sacrifices) and other rituals there? Highly doubtful.

Q: What is the Prime Minister doing to rebuild the Temple?
A: Nothing.

Q: What is the Prime Minister doing to allow any other Jews to rebuild the Temple?
A: Nothing.

Q: What is the Prime Minister doing to allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount?
A: Nothing.

If the Labor Zionists had their way, they would brainwash us all into believing that we are simply relegated to viewing the State as a temporay substitute for the real thing, and then do everything they can to convince Jews, one by one, that this will a permanent situation.

The erasing of what they believe to be Israel's borders will be next. The watering down of the Jewish quality of the State will continue on course, and will include the continued influx of non-Jews, anyway they can bring them here: foreign workers, African "refugees," Americans with sham "conversions," and generic goyim from Europe.

Of course, they will not be allowed in the secular, Ashkenazi elitist neighborhoods and towns, such as Ramat Aviv, Hod HaSharon, and K'far Shemaryahu, nor in the religious mamlakhti (undying state loyalist) towns and neighborhoods, a reward for "good behavior."

Then their feigned despair over the loss of the Jewish State, which was only marginally Jewish to begin with.

How did I figure this out, all from one "cute" little ceremony of kids excited to meet their holy prime minister?

I opened my eyes. That's how.

Now, what are YOU going to do, to make certain that we are able to bring the Bikkurim properly next Shavu'oth?

1 comment:

Ariel ben Yochanan said...

Well said. Zionist replacement theology in action, nothing to be surprised of: That is what they do.

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