Archive for January, 2012

Torah and homosexuality

January 19, 2012

The best statement in the world on homosexuality offered by some good rabbis:

The Process Of Healing:
The only viable course of action that is consistent with the Torah is therapy and teshuvah. (repentance)

Why on earth is it rejected by our orthodox rabbies in the Netherlands? What powers are developing to destroy the whole world? O my, in what age am I born??

But there’s hope: It seems that besides the bad part a good part is developing too. Albeit very tiny, maybe it’s a part of the little stone from Nebucadnezzar’s dream which becomes the cornerstone of the world! Glory to God who works it out! It’s not all bad, some people go back to God and go to fight evil, or at least to make a fence.

For out of Zion shall go forth the law. (Is.2:3)

The homosexual agenda is one of the most evil powers to destroy the world. That’s for example why Michael Brown is fighting hard against it. Before you know, your tiny little children are affected with it.

If I could sign, I would do it instant! (What a shame for our Dutch rabbis…they temporarely removed Dutch chief rabbi Aryeh Ralbag.)

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The Path of the Just – Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto

January 9, 2012

I was very pleased to hear about Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (1707-1746), RaMCHaL, from a teaching from rabbi Yosef Mizrachi. Since I live in the Netherlands it got my attention when I heard that he lived in Amsterdam for nine years. I didn’t know him! Such a great rabbi, now honored all around the Jewish world and I didn’t hear from him? His life and experiences were beyond normal, they were mystical. Undoubtedly that was the reason.

At the age of 18 an angel appeared to him to reveal the secrets of the Torah. This was not accepted and the rabbinical institution banned him at the age of 20. He was not allowed to teach.

He was born in Italy and came through many difficulties to Amsterdam in 1735 (what was called that time the Jerusalem of the West) and wrote his famous work: The Path of the Just (Mesillat Yesharim, 1740). He didn’t seek publicity and refused teaching. He studied Kabbalah unhindered with a small group in Amsterdam. He became one of the greatest Kabbalists.

When we value his work The Path of the Just on its content we are surprised. An extraordinary work but it pretends to be ordinary. This pictures directly the problem of man: We don’t understand the ordinary things. He began to say: “I did not write things that people do not know.” Who in the world does ever write a book with that idea, to write things that people already know? It’s quite the opposite, people tend to learn from the other, but here it is that people have to see the things they already know. And it’s not only that we don’t see, but we won’t see also. The problem is we don’t see the path of the Just, or the way to follow to be righteous. People also obvious don’t have interest in it. How close does it come to sayings like this: you have eyes but didn’t see. (Is.6:9)

The effect of the book does come to people only when they read it again and again and again, said Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi. But the ultimate purpose of man is not reachable by just following the rules of a book.

If you ask me, how in the world is it possible that such a human being, a sinner, who doesn’t saw (like me) is drawn to the very Creator, the Holy One, and his will is turned to seek righteousness and his goal is to get re-unified with the Holy One … ? Then I have no other answer then Yeshua. For me, as a gentile, as a sinner before, He was the Hand what leads me and the Path what guides me. And if I look at it I see that the mitswoth spoken of and pointed to, by Rabbi Luzzatto, are truly the manner to come to God. It not only comes from man however, but we need a Divine Power. And I believe Yeshua is that Divine Messiah who leads us toward the principle Beginning by Love, which is the Only One and Holy God. What other way is there? He says (in some sense) the same things as Luzzatto, only with giving actually the Power and Light to fulfill everything. Luzzatto gives the words but He does give the life too for me.

How does anyone come to that stage, that level of chassid, Luzzatto wrote of? Isn’t it that this prophecy must be fulfilled personally: I will put My law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it. (Jer.31:33)