Category Archives: Tanya

The Sixties Radical-Azriel G-d’s Triangle of Creation

These thoughts are taken from my class taught by Rabbi Gordon on The Chumash.

The third day of creation is compassion. This shows how important severity is. The first day of creation is severity. The second day of creation is kindness and the third day of creation is compassion.

You need a triangle of severity, kindness, and compassion. Compassion is the base of the triangle and this brings out beauty of both day one and day two of creation.

Without the severity, without the detail you have nothing.

We really do not appreciate what we have until the third day of creation.

To prove this point we do not appreciate Avraham. Avraham produced Ishmael as well as Yitz’chak.  From too much kindness comes as Ishmael.

We do not appreciate Yitz’chak fully. In addition to Ya’akov Yitz’chak produced Esav.

The bottom of the triangle is Ya’akov. He is combination of the triangle Avraham and Yitz’chak (Kindness and Severity) and thus Ya’akov was able to establish the children of Israel.

This is the perfection of the third part of the triangle.

It is only the third day that we appreciate the blessing of the first and second day.

This is why the good of the second day is mention on the third day.

Let’s take this a step further.

Ya’akov is Torah and Torah is Ya’akov. Ya’akov is the second Adam.

The last Adam is Yeshua. Yeshua is Torah and Torah is Yeshua.

All three Adam, Ya’akov, and Yeshua represent all Jews from the beginning of time till the end of time.

Yeshua is the Son of Man- The Moshiach. Yeshua is the combination of the three parts of the triangle. The sides kindness and severity and the base compassion.

Yeshua is the saviour of us Jews and the rest of the world.

Yeshua is all three attributes of G-d, kindness, severity and compassion.

Yeshua defeated death for us and now we have a direct pipeline to G-d.

Does this mean I have to stop being a Jew and doing mitzvahs?

NO!

Please point out to me in the Good News where Yeshua told us we do not have do what G-d directed us to do at Mount Sinai?

Yeshua told us stop being hypocrites.

Stop pretending in public you are holy when behind closed doors and you are not in the public eye the opposite is true.

Put the Torah in your heart.

Live Torah!

Act Torah the way G-d intended us to act.

Forgiveness is the key not unforgiveness.

Yeshua came to deliver us from the dead religion we were living.

Yeshua came to expel the unclean spirits we Jews were trapped by.

Yeshua showed us how to really live a real G-dly.

Please L-rd teach me how to be teachable.

Teach me how to be a real Jew and real follower of you Yeshua.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel Tanya teaches us how to be Human

These words were taken from Rabbi Gordon’s class on Tanya.

Tanya is the road map to what it means to be a human being.  This sacred book teaches us how to function as a human being.

Tanya teaches us who we are and how we can master our own short comings.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel- G-d wants us to be set Free.

Pastor James Koppang sermon Sunday October 15th grabbed me by the throat and screamed at me: “Hey man this is wake-up call.”

I have been having these wake-up calls for the past three months or so.  A wake-up call is more of an understatement. It is more like a punch to the solar plexus. It sucks the wind out of you. I need it.

Pastor James words exploded in my heart, my mind, my body, and my soul.

“Freedom is important to G-d. Real freedom is led by the spirit of G-d. Real freedom doesn’t mean you don’t get to do what you want to do. Anger is idolatry.  Idolatry is what you turn to when in the time of trouble. “

Pastor James added this real kicker:’ Porn is a huge problem in the Church. We have to get serious.”

We (I) have to get real serious about the things of G-d.

I do. For I do not want to be cut off from G-d and my people.

G-d’s word is our instruction manual.

G-d’s word is not a history book. It is a book of lessons.

L-rd teach me.

Break my heart so I can follow you and do whatever you want me to do without the Chametz getting the way of doing your work Yeshua.

My prayers for the past three months or so have been “Make me clean. Get all of anger out of me. Get Chametz out of me., The ego., The anger. Bring me back to you. Clean out all of my shortcomings and deflects of character so I become more like you L-rd.”

By doing these simple acts of kindness, generosity, and compassion has brought more peace into our home.

I am hard headed. I am stubborn. I am stiff necked. I am Jew who is a follower of Yeshua. This is the good and the bad. I argue. I fight for what is right. When I am wrong I admit it. Point me in the right direction for G-d I am relentless.

Basic Chassidic teaching states that anger is worshiping at the altar of Idolatry.

The only way I can change is if I have a broken heart. I must admit that am a sinner.

Doing Mitzvah’s brings about the nullification of me.

Mitzvah means revelation.

Thank you, Pastor James, for your loving words.

I love you Pastor James.

Real freedom is doing and living G-d’s word.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel G-d Godliness Creation

What is G‑d and what is G‑dliness?

We are the creation, a thought He thinks about.

G‑dliness is His mode of thought.

G‑d is beyond all thought.

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The Sixties Radical-Azriel Guarding our inner Sanctuary

I must learn to guard my heart against the evil inclination that attacks it.  I must guard my family, my church, my house and all things of G-d against the evil inclination that tries to destroy the inner sanctuary of our lives.

G‑d then instructed Moses to organize the Jewish people into a specific army formation. The Tabernacle was in the middle, surrounded by three tribes on each of its four sides. (For this purpose, the descendants of the two sons of Joseph – Manasseh and Ephraim – were counted as separate tribes; thus, there were 12 non-Levite tribes.)

[G d told Moses, “The Israelites] must camp around the Tent of Meeting [i.e., the Tabernacle].”When you lend money . . . Numbers 2:2

The people’s encampment on all four sides of the Tabernacle symbolized how they protected the holy edifice and the Torah that resided in its innermost sanctum. Certainly, the Torah does not need our protection – on the contrary, the Torah and its commandments protect us. However, G‑d chose to entrust us with the noble mission of protecting the Torah.

Similarly, we must guard our personal, inner sanctuary – within our hearts and within our homes – from all four sides: from cool spiritual indifference on the cold north; from hot, lustful passions on the warm south; from self-gratification over brilliant accomplishments on the morning east; and from dark despair on the evening west.1 Hitva’aduyot 5745, vol. 4, p. 2103; Reshimot 62 (p. 15); Or HaTorah, Bemidbar, vol. 4, pp. 1360–1361, 1396–1397; Zohar 2:156a; Igrot Kodesh, vol. 6, p. 185.

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The Sixties Radical-Azriel Entering the Palace

Intelligence can map the journey to the palace of truth. But it dare not enter there. For within the blinding light of truth, intelligence is a nothingness, a void.

Faith is prepared to throw itself into fire for the truth. But, on its own, it cannot find its way.

Hand in hand, intelligence and faith, understanding and wisdom, find their way into the most inner chambers of truth.

Va’erah 5721:4; Maamar Bayom Ashtei Asar.

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The Sixties Radical-Azriel The Blessing of Moshe

Think about this for more than a few minutes or so.

Moses blessed the tribe of Asher with such an abundance of olive orchards that it would seem as if they were always dipping their feet in olive oil. They would share this abundance of oil with their fellow Jews.

[Moses] said of [the tribe of] Asher: “He will gratify his brothers, for he will immerse his foot in [olive] oil.” Deuteronomy 33:24

The foot – the lowest part of the body – signifies the simplest aspect of our relation to G‑d: submission to His will. In contrast, oil – the source of candlelight – signifies insight (chochmah, in Hebrew), the most sublime faculty of the intellect. Thus, immersing the foot in oil signifies our recognition of the virtue of simple submission over intellect.

The fact that the tribe of Asher “gratified his brothers” by supplying them with olive oil indicates that their attitude toward our relationship with G‑d influenced the other tribes. The deep sense of selflessness that they inspire within us enables us to weather even the most difficult challenges to our faith.1 Likutei Sichot, vol. 1, pp. 102, 107–109.

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