Blessing for the Torah:
Bar’chu et YHVH ha-m’vorach, Baruch YHVH ha-m’vorach l’O’lam va-ed! Baruch ata YHVH
Eloheinu melech ha-olam asher bachar banu m’kol ha-amim, v’na-tan lanu eht Torah-to.
Baruch atah YHVH, noteyn ha-Torah. Ameyn.”
(Bless YHVH the blessed One; Blessed is YHVH, the blessed One for all eternity. Blessed are you, YHVH, our Elohim, King of the Universe, you have selected us from among all the peoples, and have given us your Torah. Blessed are you, YHVH, giver of the Torah. Ameyn.)
Zec 14:1 See, a day shall come for יהוה, and your spoil shall be divided in your midst.
Zec 14:2 And I shall gather all the nations to battle against Yerushalayim.a And the city shall be taken, the houses plundered, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into exile, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Footnote: a Joe_3:2, Zep_3:8, Rev_16:14.
Zec 14:9 And יהוה shall be Sovereign over all the earth1. In that day there shall be one יהוה, and His Name one. Footnote: 1Isa. 24:23, Dan. 2:44, Rev. 11:15.
“All nations will be gathered together by YHVH against Jerusalem, and will take the city and plunder it, and lead away the half of its inhabitants into captivity (Zec_14:1, Zec_14:2). YHVH will then take charge of His people; Yahshua will appear upon the Mount of Olives, and by splitting this mountain, prepare a safe way for the rescue of those that remain, and come with all His set apart ones (Zec_14:3-5) to complete His kingdom. From Jerusalem a stream of salvation and blessing will pour over the whole land (Zec_14:6-11); the enemies who have come against Jerusalem will be miraculously smitten, and destroy one another (Zec_14:12-15). The remnant of the nations, however, will turn to YHVH, and come yearly to Jerusalem, to keep the feast of Tabernacles (Zec_14:16-19); and Jerusalem will become thoroughly set apart (Zec_14:20, Zec_14:21). From this brief description of the contents, it is perfectly obvious that our chapter contains simply a further expansion of the summary announcement of the judgment upon Israel, and its refinement (Zec_13:7-9). Zec_14:1, Zec_14:2 show how the flock is dispersed, and for the most part perishes; Zec_14:2-5, how the YHVH brings back His hand over the small ones; vv. 6-21, how the rescued remnant of the nation is endowed with salvation, and the kingdom of YHVH completed by the reception of the believers out of the heathen nations. There is no essential difference in the fact that the nation of Israel is the object of the prophecy in Zec_13:7-9, and Jerusalem in ch. 14. Jerusalem, as the capital of the kingdom, is the seat of Israel, the nation of YHVH; what happens to it, happens to the people and kingdom of YHVH.”
Zep 3:8 “Therefore wait for Me,” declares יהוה, “until the day I rise up for plunder. For My judgment is to gather nations, to assemble reigns, to pour out on them My rage, all My burning wrath. For by the fire of My jealousy all the earth shall be consumed. (this verse contains every letter of the Hebrew alphabet)
The Conversion of the Nations
Zep 3:9 “For then I shall turn unto the peoples a clean lip,[b] so that they all call on the Name of יהוה, to serve Him with one shoulder. Footnote: bOr language.
Our portion from the Nazarene Talmud (Second Writings/Messianic Scripture wrongfully called New Testament) supports the significance of this truth.
Mar 12:28 And one of the scribes coming near, hearing them reasoning together, knowing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first command of all?”
Mar 12:29 And יהושע answered him, “The first of all the commands is, ‘Hear, O Yisra’ěl, יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one. Deu_6:4
Mar 12:30 ‘And you shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first command.
Mar 12:31 “And the second, like it, is this, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other command greater than these.”
Mar 12:32 And the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one Elohim, and there is no other besides Him.
Mar 12:33 “And to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the being, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbour as oneself, is more than all the burnt offerings and offerings.”
Mar 12:34 And when יהושע saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the reign of Elohim.” And after that no one was bold enough to question Him.
Deu 6:4 “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one!
ד שְׁמַע, יִשְׂרָאֵל: יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, יְהוָה אֶחָד.
In the Torah “sefer”- scroll, the ‘’ayin” of the ‘’shemah’’ and the ‘’daleth’’ of the ‘’echad” are enlarged. The Hebrew word “Ayin Daleth” pronounced “Ed” means a “witness.” When Ayin Daleth is pronounced “Ad” it means eternal. Together we conclude that those who declare the “Shema” in “Spirit and in Truth” are the eternal witnesses of YHVH’s redemptive plan and purpose through Messiah.
Paradoxically “Ed” spelled the same as “witness” in Hebrew can also refer to a woman’s menstrual cloth – see Yesh/Is 64:6
Amo 3:1 Hear(shemah) this word that יהוה has spoken against you, O children of Yisra’ĕl, against the entire clan which I brought up from the land of Mitsrayim, saying,
Amo 3:2 “You alone have I known of all the clans of the earth, therefore I punish you for all your crookednesses.”
Deu 6:6 “And these Words which I am commanding you today shall be in your heart,
Deu 6:7 and you shall impress(shinantam) them upon your children, and shall speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up,
“Shinantam” translated as “impress or teach” implies an impartation (sharpening S8150) of the knowledge of Torah is such a way that the children will commit to memory and are empowered to relate these words back to others and are able to walk in the revelation of Torah.
Deu 6:8 and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
Deu 6:9 “And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Deu 6:10 “And it shall be, when יהוה your Elohim brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ, to give you great and good cities which you did not build,
Deu 6:11 and houses filled with all kinds of goods, which you did not fill, and wells dug which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you shall eat and be satisfied –
Deu 6:12 be on guard, lest you forget יהוה who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from the house of bondage.
Deu 6:13 “Fear יהוה your Elohim and serve Him, and swear by(in) His Name – (Heb – ‘’bishmo’)
This is perhaps one of the most important instructions for us to walk in all the will and purpose of YHVH - to swear or make an oath in His Name – I believe this means that we agree and believe that everything YHVH says and does is perfect and full of Light and wisdom and we must never doubt who He is and what He has promised.
BDB Theological Dictionary explains the act of swearing with seven oneself, or binding oneself by seven things. Of course, the most predominant usage of the number seven is in the creation week. It's always been a mystery where the Hebrew week came from — the day, the month and the year are all references to cosmological phenomena, but the week appears to be a strictly theological expression. By creating everything in seven days, YHVH takes an oath…. See Abiram publications.
Deu 6:14 “Do not go after other mighty ones, the mighty ones of the peoples who are all around you,
“Mighty ones”- those leaders and their teaching that cause you not to hear, obey and do all YHVH’s Torah.
Deu 6:15 for יהוה your Elohim is a jealous Ěl in your midst, lest the displeasure of יהוה your Elohim burn against you, then He shall destroy you from the face of the earth.
Deu 6:16 “Do not try יהוה your Elohim as you tried Him in Massah.
Massah or Merribah in Hebrew “temptation” – where the Yisraelites grumbled against YHVH because they had no water. (Prayer of the talmadim …”Li dei massah…”
Deu 6:17 “Diligently guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim, and His witnesses, and His laws which He has commanded you.
Deu 6:18 “And you shall do what is right and good in the eyes of יהוה, that it might be well with you, and you shall go in and possess the good land of which יהוה swore to your fathers,
Deu 6:19 to drive out all your enemies from before you, as יהוה has spoken.
Deu 6:20 “When your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is the meaning of the witnesses, and the laws, and the right-rulings which יהוה our Elohim has commanded you?’
Deu 6:21 then you shall say to your son, ‘We were slaves of Pharaoh in Mitsrayim, and יהוה brought us out of Mitsrayim with a strong hand,
Deu 6:22 and יהוה sent signs and wonders, great and grievous, upon Mitsrayim, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes.
Deu 6:23 ‘And He brought us out from there, to bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers.
Deu 6:24 ‘And יהוה commanded us to do all these laws, to fear יהוה our Elohim, for our good always, to keep us alive, as it is today.
Deu 6:25 ‘And it is righteousness for us when we guard(shamar) to do all this command before יהוה our Elohim, as He has commanded us.’
Rom 8:4 so that the righteousness of the Torah should be completed in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. If you are truly filled with the Ruach – you will walk in all of Torah.
Deu 7:1 “When יהוה your Elohim brings you into the land which you go to possess, He shall also clear away many nations before you: the Ḥittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Kenaʽanites and the Perizzites and the Ḥiwwites and the Yeḇusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you.
Deu 7:2 “And when יהוה your Elohim gives them over to you, you shall smite them and put them under the ban, completely. Make no covenant with them, and show them no favour.
Deu 7:3 “And do not intermarry with them – you do not give your daughter to his son, and you do not take his daughter for your son,
Deu 7:4 for he turns your sons away from following Me, to serve other mighty ones. Then the displeasure of יהוה shall burn against you and promptly destroy you.
Deu 7:5 “But this is what you do to them: Break down their altars, and smash their pillars, and cut down their Ashĕrim, and burn their carved images with fire.
Deu 7:6 “For you are a set-apart people (am kodesh)to יהוה your Elohim. יהוה your Elohim has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a treasured possession(am segulah) above all the peoples on the face of the earth.
1Pe 2:9 But you are a chosen race,b Deu_10:15 a royal priesthood,c Isa_61:6 a set-apart nation,d Exo_19:6 a people for a possession,e Isa_43:2 that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light, Footnotes: bAlso see Isa_43:20. cAlso see Isa_66:21. dAlso see Deu_7:6. eAlso see Exo_19:5, Tit_2:14.
1Pe 2:10 who once were not a people,f but now the people of Elohim;f who had not obtained compassion,f but now obtained compassion.f Hos_1:9-10, Hos_2:23. Footnote: fAlso see Isa_65:1, Hos_1:9, Isa_63:16, Isa_64:8, Rom_9:25-26.
Note – this is text applies only to a grafted in Hebraic people, who ‘’Shemah (hear), shemar (guard) and assah (do)” the Torah of YHVH as Yahshua came to teach those whom YHVH called to be followers of His son – Yoh 6:44
Deu 7:7 “יהוה did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more numerous than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples,
Deu 7:8 but because of יהוה loving you, and because of Him guarding the oath which He swore to your fathers, יהוה has brought you out with a strong hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim.
Deu 7:9 “And you shall know that יהוה your Elohim, He is Elohim, the trustworthy Ěl guarding covenant and kindness for a thousand generations with those who love Him, and those who guard His commands,
Deu 7:10 but repaying those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He does not delay to do so with him who hates Him, He repays him to his face.
Deu 7:11 “And you shall guard the command, and the laws, and the right-rulings which I command you today, to do them.
Deu 7:12 “And it shall be, because you hear these right-rulings, and shall guard and do them, that יהוה your Elohim shall guard with you the covenant and the kindness which He swore to your fathers,
Deu 7:13 and shall love you and bless you and increase you, and shall bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flock, in the land of which He swore to your fathers to give you.
Deu 7:14 “Blessed are you above all peoples – there is not going to be a barren man or a barren woman among you or among your livestock.
Deu 7:15 “And יהוה shall turn away from you all sickness and put on you none of the evil diseases of Mitsrayim which you have known, but He shall put them on all those who hate you.
Deu 7:16 “And you shall consume all the peoples whom יהוה your Elohim is delivering over to you – your eye shall not pardon them (you shall not look upon them with compassion). And do not serve their mighty ones, for that is a snare to you.
Deu 7:17 “When(though) you say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I, I am unable to drive them out,’
Deu 7:18 do not be afraid of them. Remember well what יהוה your Elohim did to Pharaoh and to all Mitsrayim,
Deu 7:19 the great trials which your eyes saw, and the signs and the wonders, the strong hand and the outstretched arm, by which יהוה your Elohim brought you out. יהוה your Elohim does so to all the peoples of whom you are afraid.
Deu 7:20 “And יהוה your Elohim also sends the hornet among them until those who are left, who hide themselves from you, are destroyed.
Deu 7:21 “Do not be afraid of them, for יהוה your Elohim, the great and awesome Ěl, is in your midst.
Deu 7:22 “And יהוה your Elohim shall drive out those nations before you, little by little. You are not allowed to destroy them at once, lest the beasts of the field become too numerous for you.
Deu 7:23 “But יהוה your Elohim shall deliver them over to you and destroy them with a great destruction until they are consumed.
Deu 7:24 “And He shall give their sovereigns into your hand, and you shall destroy their name from under the heavens. No one is going to be able to stand against you until you have destroyed them.
Deu 7:25 “The carved images of their mighty ones you are to burn with fire. Do not covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it, for it is an abomination to יהוה your Elohim.
Deu 7:26 “And do not bring an abomination into your house, lest you be accursed like it. Utterly loathe it and utterly hate it, for it is accursed.
Deu 4:30 “In your distress, when all these words shall come upon you in the latter days, then you shall return to יהוה your Elohim and shall obey His voice.
Deu 4:31 “For יהוה your Elohim is a compassionate Ěl, He does not forsake you, nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.
Baruch atah YHVH, Eloheynu, Melech ha-‘Olam, asher natan lanu Toraht-emet, v’chay-yeh o’lam nata-b’tochenu. Baruch atah YHVH, noteyn ha-Torah. Ameyn.”
(Blessed are you Yahweh, our Elohim, King of the Universe, you have given us your Torah of truth, and have planted everlasting life within our midst. Blessed are you, YHVH giver of the Torah – Ameyn
Blessing for the Torah:
Bar’chu et YHVH ha-m’vorach, Baruch YHVH ha-m’vorach l’O’lam va-ed! Baruch ata YHVH Eloheinu melech ha-olam. Asher bachar banu m’kol ha-amim, v’na-tan lanu eht Torah-to. Baruch atah YHVH, noteyn ha-Torah. Ameyn.”
(Bless YHVH the blessed One; Blessed is YHVH, the blessed One for all eternity. Blessed are you, YHVH, our Elohim, King of the Universe, you have selected us from among all the peoples and have given us your Torah.)
Pirkei Avot – The Ethics of the Fathers chapter 5 says ''with 10 utterances the world was created''.
This week we once again consider the 10 sayings Moshe received from YHVH on Mount Sinai. The first time these 10 sayings appear, they are found in parashat Yitro – Shemot 20. These 10 sayings are repeated by Moshe in this parasha – “Ve et chanan.”
Almost 40 years separated the first and second record of these 10 sayings. The second time, the 10 sayings were given just before Yisrael entered into the Promised Land.
The 10 sayings are and always will be Yisrael’s “Freedom Charter.”
A “charter” is defined as a “written grant by the sovereign or legislative power of a country, in order to establish a people or an organization. This written document contains the principles on which such a people or organization will be established and maintain their freedom and existence.”
Man has never been able to produce a “Freedom Charter” that has provided peace and prosperity for all its people.
YHVH has given us a “Freedom Charter” that will bring those whom He has chosen into freedom. The very first and foundational principle of YHVH’s “Freedom Charter” is found in Dev/Deut 5:6 ‘I am יהוה your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage.”
Deu 5:1 And Mosheh called all Yisra’ĕl, and said to them, “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl, the laws and right-rulings which I speak in your hearing today. And you shall learn them, and guard to do them. (Here is an enlarged ayin and daleth)
Deu 5:2 “יהוה our Elohim made a covenant with us in Ḥorĕḇ.
Deu 5:3 “יהוה did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, those who are here today, all of us who are alive. (In the last days this covenant will be renewed – Jer 31:31)
Deu 5:4 “יהוה spoke with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire.
Deu 5:5 “I stood between יהוה and you at that time, to declare to you the Word of יהוה – for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain – saying:
Deu 5:6 ‘I am יהוה your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage.
“Anochi” “I and only I alone” –
Isa 43:10 …..Before Me there was no Ěl formed, nor after Me there is none.
Isa 43:11 “I, I am יהוה, and besides Me there is no saviour. (Heb moshiah)
Isa 45:5 ‘I am יהוה, and there is none else – there is no Elohim besides Me.
Act 4:12 “And there is no deliverance in anyone else, for there is no other Name under the heaven given among men by which we need to be saved.”
The Gk word “soteria” is often translated “salvation” but means “deliverance or safety.”