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Times of Israel: Christians Fulfilling the Prophecy of Isaiah
(למאמר שלו בעברית ללחוץ כאן.)Rabbi Eliezer Melamed
Rabbi of Har Berakhah, Shomron (Samaria), September 18, 2013
The Enveloping Light of the Sukkah
The mitzvah of sitting in the Sukkah is unique in sanctifying man’s daily routines. The eating and drinking, the chatting, and the sleeping which we do in the Sukkah are elevated and sanctified to the point where they are deemed mitzvoth.
It is specifically on Sukkot that we merit this, because Sukkot is Chag HaAsif (the holiday of in-gathering). This is when both the physical and spiritual in-gathering of the year are completed – the in-gathering of grain and fruit, as well as the in-gathering of all our Torah study and all of our good deeds. Thanks to the repentance and atonement that we undergo during the month of Elul and Aseret Yemei Teshuvah (the ten days of repentance), this in-gathering is innocent and pure, and we can thoroughly enjoy it.
Sukkah and the Land of Israel
In this sense, the mitzvah to live in the Sukkah and the mitzvah to settle the Land of Israel are similar (Vilna Ga’on, cited in Kol HaTor 1:7). Both of these mitzvoth envelop us, and we immerse ourselves in their atmosphere of holiness. By doing so, even our mundane activities become sanctified. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Rabbi Melamed neglects a very important series of points. We (Jews) do not violate halakhah (Jewish Law), based on past nevu'ah (prophecy),...and that is very much an oversimplification. We follow halakhah according to halakhic sources.
Avodah Zarah and Incitement to Involve Others
Christians are 'ovdei avodah zarah (Ramba"m Hil. A"Z 9:4 - uncensored version). We are not allowed to bring 'ovdei avodah zarah (practitioners of foreign/forbidden worship, Ex. 20:2, Deut. 7:2-6) into the Land to pollute it with their practices which The Almighty despises, we are certainly not allowed to make it easy for them to live here (Do Caleb Waller and his wife still live in a trailer which should have been given to a Jewish family???) or to do their avodah zarah in the vineyards, fields, nor even in the privacy of their own living spaces. (Ramba"m Hil. A"Z Chps. 9-10 - uncensored version)
What? Do you think these Christian "volunteers" have given up their false deity/false messiah, [or whatever] they happen to be calling him these days? When they say God, who do you think they really mean? They mean that composite, mythical figure of a bastard, yeshivah drop-out who went down to Egypt to learn the magical arts. Hello?!
In their OWN words:
We will share with them the Yesh"u* (Jesus) that we know.... Our goal and vision is to organize an infrastructure, with the participation of as many communities as possible, to labor and to work shoulder to shoulder with Israelis in the field, to bring the gospel of Yesh"u to [them] one at a time, one family at a time.
(לעברית ללחוץ כאן.)
(*The "name" Yesh"u is actually an acronym יש"ו = ימך שמו וזכרו "May his name and memory be blotted out!")The Land Of Israel
Besides the pollution of our Land with Christian avodah zarah, they are also preparing the way for themselves and their cohorts to settle here permanently. (God forbid!) I wonder if Rabbi Melamed believes that is also part of prophecy.
|Notice that there isn't any Tribe of Esau. They get Mt. Se'ir. |
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1. The "Two Houses" crap, that they will inherit the north (Efraim, etc.) and accept upon themselves taryag misswoth (even though there are many which they are not allowed to observe, such as Shabbath), while Jews settle the South (Judea), and accept upon themselves their forbidden beliefs in their false deity/false messiah/intercessor, ORWho has been feeding R' Melamed false information about Christianity?? (more likely than not native English speakers)
2. That they will get everything, and only those who believe in their false deity/false messiah/intercessor, or whatever they are calling him these days, in order to feign benevolence, will inherit with them. (See Zech chps. 12-14) It has already begun in Jerusalem. This is parallel to the Yishma'elite (Arab/Muslim) belief that Jews did not do what The Almighty desired, and thus lost our inheritance.
This is NOT about just about missionizing.
This is not just about polluting our Land with their avodah zarah.
This is about laying claim to OUR LAND, the Land which The Almighty promised to Am Yisrael, handed it back to us, when we did what we were supposed to in תש"ח/1948 ,תשכ"ז/1967, תשל"ד/1973, תשס"ו/2006.
|The Arab vision of Israel: Non-existence.|
Could it be because of money? Or perhaps, it is because these native English speakers, feeding information to Rabbi Melamed and others, are so overjoyed by the love and acceptance of goyim, they feel like they have really accomplished something? They feel like they have finally won the battle, they never won while in galuth (exile). But, this battle is simply a result of the galuthi Jews unending, co-dependent search for external validation for our communal self-esteem, not to mention our existence.
This mentality of allowing ones feelings, ones hashqafah (preconceived perspective), to blind ones eyes from seeing what the halakhah really is, what the Torah really says, is exactly like the Leftists' "feelings" that helping the Arabs (who want to annihilate us) is the right thing to do.
Both are the Western/galuthi approaches.
Let us not forget that the weapon of Yishma'el may be the sword (or missile or bomb - לא עלינו), but the weapon is Esau is the mouth and tongue, like the pig which sticks out its split hooves, and makes a chewing motion, pretending to be kasher (Midrash, Parashath Shemini). Esau's mouth smiles; and his tongue lies! It has many faces! Rabbi Melamed would do well to revisit one of the very sources he cites, the Kol HaTor**, and look up what it states about those Jews who align themselves with Esau.
Rabbi Melamed mentions a connection between the Christian infiltrators whom he calls "volunteers," and the Festival of Sukkoth. After all Sukkoth is called Hag HaAssif (Festival of Gathering). Odd that he neglected to mention the very well-know midrash which actually does connect non-Jews with this festival, especially since it is prophetic. This midrash from the Talmud (TB Avodah Zarah 2b-3a) goes like this....
On the dreaded, final Day of Judgment, the goyim cry out to The Almighty for one last chance to demonstrate their readiness to accept His Torah. The Almighty eventually decides to give it to them. He gives them one misswah to perform, the misswah of Sukkah. The goyim immediately go out and build sukkoth on their rooftops.Rabbi Melamed also cites the Vilna Gaon, independently of the Kol HaTor. The Vilna Gaon also teaches that both the misswoth of Sukkah and the settled of the Land of Israel are done with the entire body (Itturei Torah).
Then The Almighty brings a heatwave. The goyim leave the sukkah, and kick it, demonstrating just how much they despise The Almighty's misswoth.
May Christians leave and kick the sukkah speedily in our days!
And like the sukkah, may they leave OUR LAND, soon as well, and take their avodah zarah pollution with them!