Hebraic Studies – Living by Our Beloved Torah! - with Dr. Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avaraham.

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Doctorates are as follows:

1. of Literature, 2. of Philosophy, 3. of Hebrew Literature/Letters.

4. of Hebrew Studies. 5. of Hebrew (Jewish) Studies.

 

 

 

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Please Note: on this page and site I will be showing the most blessed four letter *“Memorial Name” of our beloved Creator in Ivrit - Y-H-V-H, blessed be His Sanctified Name, which we usually pronounce as “Adonai” or “HaShem” prior the destruction of the Second Temple. However at all times please treat the most blessed Name with great Sanctity, and when we even see the Holy Name, we should say, , “Blessed be His Sanctified Name.”

 

*“This is My Name forever, and this is My Memorial to all generations.” Shemot - Exodus 3:15. (JPS version of the Torah).

 

Throughout the site I will use a version based on the “Jewish Publication Society” (JPS) version of the Torah/Tanakh (Torah - Law/Nevi’im-Prophets/Ketuvim Writtings).

 

Please Note: Some verse numbers may vary in some versions of non Jewish Bibles.

 

Living by Our Beloved Torah!

 

 

He is our Elohim; His judgments are in all the earth. He hath remembered His Covenant forever, the Word which He Commanded to a thousand generations” Tehillim – Psalms 105:7-8. (Based on the “Jewish Publication Society” JPS version of the Ketuvim Writtings).

Dear Friends,

I am certainly not afraid of examining morally thorny Biblical passages that simply does not allow for simple interpretive solutions (Note, for example, the wrestling with how a Torah which so strongly emphasizes the concept of loving kindness nonetheless mandates the social isolation of an individual afflicted with leprosy), and offers striking readings of previously well-examined texts.

“As the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the flesh, he is a leprous man, he is unclean; the priest shall surely pronounce him unclean: his plague is in his head … and he shall cover his upper lip, and shall cry: ‘Unclean, unclean. He is unclean; he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his dwelling be’” … “This is the law of the plague of leprosy . Devarim – Deuteronomy 13: 43-44, 45 b-46 & 59. (Based on the “Jewish Publication Society” JPS version of the Torah)

An example is an analysis of that well-known phrase found in Devarim chapter 8.

“He might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every thing that proceedeth out of the mouth of doth man live.” Devarim – Deuteronomy 8: 3. (JPS).

Through citations of traditional medieval commentators such Rabbi Shmuel ben Meir (Rashban of Northern France Ca 1080/1085-1160). His commentary on the Torah is renowned for its stress on the plain meaning (peshat - straight) of the text. He spent most of his time looking at the beauty of the Torah and he constantly challenged Rashi, although he never mentioned Rashi. But it did became known that he and Rashi had very different opinions for Shmuel ben Meir did greatly differ with him

Rabbi Shmuel ben Meir (commonly known as Rashban) it just happenrd that his grandfather happened to be of all people, Rashi himself.

Thus, although his own stubborn famous grandfather’s had his own interpretation’s, yet later in his life he actually concurred with Rashban’s approach to His beloved Torah interpretations and that we should really only believe in the TORAH (Tanach) ONLY!

Of course I personally agree with Rashban re that the phrase “everything that proceedeth out of the mouth of ” referred to both the manna, the miraculous food provided to the Israelites in the wilderness, as well as the precious Words of command emanating from Elohim.

We must always remember that every Word in the Torah, and the Word given to the Nevi’im were given by as it clearly stated;out of the mouth of

Everything (emphasis in the original) that comes from the mouth of ” surely includes ‘’s commandments, but it encompasses Elohim’s promises and commitments (as manifested in the manna, for example) as well. The fact is that “everything” refers to ‘the declaration of Elohim’s promises, the claim of Elohim’s covenant, the guidance of Elohim’s Torah, the articulation of Elohim’s purpose for creation and humanity. Words that promises bread came from the same mouth that promises much, much more.’

Beloved, I know that while striving to live by the Divine Word while wrestling with the idea of human independence and autonomy is but one of central dialectics threaded throughout the work, a collection which succeeds in its goal of offering intellectually rich and religiously edifying examinations of the heart of Torah and its ability to resonate so deeply within our own hearts.

But our beloved the Torah has so much more to offer, just stay with it, for there are NO OTHER BOOKS but the TORAH/Tanach, etc and you will be well, blessed be His Sanctified Name!

Remember All OTHER BOOKS they are all man-made just before, when Elohim cursed the Priest’s, and after the Second Temple was destroyed because they decided to remove the Sacred Name of Elohim, - blessed be His Sanctified Name. Thus Elohim, Blessed be He, said though Malochi the following:

“I you do not listen, and if you do not set your heart to honour my Name," says Almighty, “I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessing. Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not set your heart to honour me”. Malochi – Malachi: 2:2. (Based on the JPS version of the Nevi’im-Prophets).

But sadly, when the manmade faith of “Rabbinic Judaism” was created out of the true faith of , ‘Beit Yisroel by the rabbis later Elohim, Blessed be He, was very angry with them just as He cursed the peiests, but not us for as long we will stay with the Tarah and the Tanach, we will live in His Will!

The True “Faith of Israel”!

 

Dr. Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avraham is now a very old who has witting countless articles on our faith worldwide. He has written so much about his beloved TORAH, as well as Intellectual Portraits of Orthodoxy and our actual faith “Beit Yisroel”. He has read countless Books by various Rabbinic scholars revisiting Classic Works of Jewish Thought. Rabbi Reuven has also spoked and lectured in synagogues, throughout the UK and around Holland and parts of Europe.

And thou shalt love thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Davarim - Deuteronomy 6:5-8. (Based on the JPS version of the Torah).

 

And remember our motto seen above: “The More Torah, the More Life”, for Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, is the one who gave us our Life!”

May the Shalom of Elohim, - blessed be His Sanctified Name, fill you with His Love, and also your family and your home!

HaShem-The Name

Is the word “Elohim” a name? No it is not, for it is both a word, it is in fact an “Attribute” of who our beloved heavenly Father Note also covered in this study is the four letter Sanctified *“Memorial Name -  (Y-H-V-H) the Tetragrammaton. Please, always use the blessed Name with holiness and whenever you even see the Name or hear it, please say; , Blessed Be His Sanctified Name!

May you and your loved ones, be blessed in His Holy Name!

Dr. Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avraham.

 

 

 

 

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