The Sixties Radical-Azriel-Teaching Despite Himself

He alone knows what he has done with life. In the privacy of his own home, he looks in the mirror and sees himself. And from head to toe, things are not good.

So he says, “I should teach others? I should provide guidance?!”

And we tell him, “Yes. Because that is your place upon this planet: We live in a time when all those who know Alef must teach Alef and those who know what comes after Alef must teach that too.”

“And G‑d Above, who formed you and put you in the here and now, He knows who you are and how you are and what you are capable of accomplishing. If He believes in you, you must as well.”

13 Tamuz 5736:4.

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“Honesty in everything I do is the key. This is the Jewish way that G-d gave us. The is summed up this way in the Daily Wisdom of the Torah. “In the words of the great Talmudic sage Hillel, “What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow – this is the entire Torah, and the rest is commentary. Go and study it!”1 Likutei Sichot, vol. 27, pp. 149–157.

Another form of prohibited behavior is possessing inaccurate weights and measures.

 [G‑d instructed Moses to tell the people,] “You must possess [only] accurate scales, weights, and measures.” Leviticus 19:36

Elsewhere in the Torah, we are only cautioned against taking money that is not ours. Here, however, we are commanded to not even possess false measures, even if we never use them. This is because when a merchant uses false measures, he is pretending to charge his customer correctly, but is really cheating him. This deception ultimately leads to overt theft, and worse.

The same applies with regard to our relationship with G‑d. Our evil inclination, aware that any attempt to convince us to openly rebel against our Creator will undoubtedly fail, attempts to ensnare us through deception. “I agree,” he begins, “that our every action must be ‘measured,’ carried out in full compliance with Jewish law. But what would be so terrible if the ‘measures’ were slightly off? Even if you do insist on keeping an honest measure,” he continues, “keep another one as well: Apply G‑d’s laws to your life fully when dealing with spiritual matters. But when interacting with the material world or conducting business, surely there is room for compromise.”

Scrupulousness in maintaining accurate measures, as well as in all business dealings, is the prerequisite to fulfilling the entire Torah.”

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“I know this already.”

But G‑d does not age! For Him, there is no “already.” His wisdom is new each day.

“I live within time. Every day I am older.”

Each day you are new! Each morning you are born into life again. Don’t you eat again each day as though you have never eaten before? Don’t you thirst as though you have never before drunk water?

“For food I hunger. For water I thirst. For wisdom I feel no thirst.”

Look at those who are healthy. See how they swallow down Torah as though they have never eaten before. Just start and do the same as them—and soon you too will be healthy, and feel your thirst for wisdom.

Likutei Sichot vol. 19, pg. 295; Torat Menachem 5742 vol. 2, pg. 820. Maamar Tzion Bamishpat 5736.

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In truth, there is no need to change the world, for each thing has a place, and in that place it is good. All that’s needed is a little light.

In the dark, there is no way to know what belongs in your closet and what belongs in the laundry, what is ready for use and what is in need of repair. Instead, that which could be washed and used for good is rejected and despised as hateful, and that which is clean and tidy is used for evil.

Torah is light; it tells us the place of each thing. Shine it bright and heal the world.

Torat Menachem 5742 vol. 3, pg.1626; Ibid 5748 vol. 4, pg. 175.

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Pastor JD King’s sermon today Sunday September 24th is core of who we Jews are. Healing, Revival, and Salvation are who HaShem is.

This is what G-d does.

This is basic Chasidism 101.

Pastor JD’s words hit me right between the eyes of who G-d is. HIS truth and HIS wisdom.

Pastor JD’s words:” How can I be changed to reflect the Divine image of G-d. Yeshua transforms us and our relationships. Signs and wonders point the world to Yeshua.”

These thoughts raced in my mind. I saw Moshe talking to G-d on Mount Sinai. I saw Moshe arguing with G-d for seven days after Moshe saw the burning bush.

G-d transformed Moshe into the leader of us Jews.

This was Moshe’s divine destination.
I saw the destruction of both Temples. G-d took HIs wrath on the stones, wood and brick instead of us Jews.

This was G-d’s gift to us.

This goes back to the Golden Calf. Moshe broke the tablets and G-d was pleased.

(Deuteronomy 34:12 Synagogue edition)

Our prayer every morning: “Teach them thoroughly to your children and speak of them while you sit in your home, while you walk on the way, when you retire and when you arise. Bind them as a sign upon your arm and let them be tefillin between your eyes. And write them on the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.”

L-rd let me be a true reflection of who you are Yeshua.  Murder the evil inclination that is in me. Root it out of me so that I can become a true man of G-d that will transform the word.

“Heal us, and we will be healed, save us and we will be saved, for You are our praise. Send complete healing for all our ailments, for You are God, King, the faithful and compassionate Healer. Blessed are You, HaShem, Who heals the sick of His people Israel” (from the blessing for healing. Jeremiah 17:14.

The greatest modern-day miracle is when G-d gave us our land back.

Miracles, signs and wonders reside at World Revival Church.

Thank you, Pastor Steve and Kathy Gray being true Tzaddiks so G-d can have HIS dwelling place at World Revival Church.

I love my teachers Pastor Steve and Kathy Gray.

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Without forgiveness We (I) are doomed.

Yeshua said to us Matthew 6:14” For if you forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will not forgive yours.” Complete Jewish Bible.

Our sages teach us. “The mitzvah of teshuvah described in the Torah is: Abandoning the sin. Tanya, Iggeret HaTeshuva, Chapter 1

“Rabbi Pinchas stated: They asked ‘wisdom’ what is the punishment for an offender? She answered, “evil will pursue the sinner” (Mishlei 13:21). They asked ‘prophesy’ what is the punishment for an offender? She answered, “the soul that sins, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:4). They asked The Holy One Blessed be He what is the punishment for an offender? He answered “let him repent and he will be forgiven.” Jerusalem Talmud, Makkos 2:6.

L-rd let me forgive those who have done wrong to me. L-rd open up my eyes and let seek out those I have wronged to set the wrong right in your eyes Yeshua.

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Life and death is in the power of the tongue. See James 3:6-13. Speak life and we have life. Speak lies and deceit this what we have. L-rd clean out my mouth and let me become a mature person who speaks life not death.

Make me clean and make me Kosher Yeshua. Clean me out and keep my mouth in check.

One of the prohibited forms of behavior is gossip.

 [G‑d instructed Moses to tell the Jewish people,] “You must not go around as a gossipmonger.” Leviticus 19:16

According to the Talmud, gossip “kills” three people: the speaker, the listener, and the object of the gossip. That the speaker and listener deserve to be punished is understandable, but why should the person about whom they are gossiping suffer? The answer is that speaking about another person’s shortcomings does more than just belittle him. Words have the power to bring latent energy into actuality. When we speak about a person’s negative traits, it activates them and reinforces them. As a result, his behavior takes a turn for the worse and he thus incurs punishment.

Conversely, when we speak about the good traits of another person, we reveal and reinforce those traits. We can thus be a positive or negative influence on people; the choice is ours.

It is not only prohibited to speak derogatorily about someone; it is also prohibited to think about them derogatorily. In some ways, thinking negatively about someone is more serious than speaking negatively about them.1 Likutei Sichot, vol. 12, pp. 91–95; Sefer HaSichot 5750, vol. 2, pp. 429–432

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What is an alef?

A point above, a point below, and a line between.

Whatever we may understand of Him
is but an infinitesimal point above.

The only way we can join with Him
is as an infinitesmal point below.

And what empowers us to become this zero-point below
that resonates with the infinite-point above?

Our awe of Him,
a line that connects below to above.

Hayom Yom, 8 Adar I; 10 Shevat 5716

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The Sixties Radical-Azriel Forgiveness is the key

Pastor Steve Gray’s sermon on Sunday September 17th is etched on my heart, my mind, my body, and soul. It is more than etched. It seared inside my soul.

When I do not forgive G-d will not let me fulfill the calling that was given to me by HaShem on my life.

This is like my old actions. I’ll show you! I’ll drink poison so you will die.

What? are you nuts?

Yes!

Thank you Yeshua for the attitude adjustment.

We are made in the image of the Divine We are not just animals. We are not just creatures with bodies.  We have the divine capacity within us.  That ability is not within us to do it.  That reservoir of forgiveness is a reflection of our divinity. Our being made in the image of G-d.

Our expression of forgiveness is an expression of our G-dliness.

This is why forgiveness is very hard.  I am filled with ego. I am filled with worldliness.

When I give forgiveness, I am revealing the G-dliness that is within me.

And this is what Yeshua i.e. HaShem is all about. Forgiveness.

The Tanya states in Chapter 11: “By the standard of G-d there is no difference between once and a thousand times. Because being forgiving is an expression of mercy. And G-d’s characteristics not bound or limited; they are infinite as it is written (Eichah 3:22) “His mercy is never-ending”. Relative to infinity there is no difference whatsoever between a small number and a large one.”

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We Jews are by G-d’s design to live in complete connection with G-d’s will. This is hard. Many times, I get lost and forget what my primary purpose is. We Jews are supposed bring the Kingdom of Heaven to earth so G-d can have HIS dwelling place.

Lo-rd make me pure. Clean me out of all of the things that are not of you.

This is why Yeshua came to us over two thousand years ago. Yeshua came to correct us and bring us back to the father.

Yeshua is the spirit of Elijah.

HE is the son of man.

Yeshua is the son of G-d.

Yeshua is the L-rd of my life.

The money quote. “This means that as Jews, we are intended to live with the awareness that the laws of nature pose no contradiction to Divinity. There is no aspect of life that is beyond our capacity to elevate, so long as we are connected to G‑d and act in accordance with His will. Therefore, we can “sanctify” all aspects of our lives, even the most self-understood and commonplace. We should consider everything that we do to be part of our Divine mission, a way of bringing G‑d into the world and making it into His home.1” Likutei Sichot, vol. 27, pp. 116–123.

G‑d began to instruct Moses regarding the code of conduct the Jewish people are called upon to follow in order to be holy. While some of these rules do go beyond what most people would consider normally required behavior, many (such as honoring parents, not stealing or robbing, etc.) do not fall into this category.

[G‑d instructed Moses to tell the Jewish people,] “You must be holy, for I – G‑d, your G‑d – am holy.” Leviticus 19:2

The Hebrew word for “holy” (kadosh) means “separate,” “removed,” and “beyond.” G‑d is absolutely and infinitely holy, for inasmuch as He created the world, He is beyond it, unlimited by time, space, or any other of its attributes. Thus, by being told that we are to be holy because G‑d is holy, we are being told that we are able to partake of G‑d’s otherness, that the heights of holiness we can reach are infinite, just as G‑d is infinite.”

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