≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋‖ IF SIMPLY BEING GOOD - TopicsExpress


≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋‖ IF SIMPLY BEING GOOD ‖≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋ ≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋‖ IS SUFFICIENT FOR ISRAEL ‖≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋ ⇛ The Torah answers the question, by simply providing the Jews with a plethora of mitzvahs (blessings) to follow ~ 613 to be precise. We have seen earlier how very few mitzvahs apply for todays generation. ⇛ However, being a good human being is a most essential mitzvah from the Torah. The Torah even prescribes specific acts as mitzvahs between Jews and between Jews & non-Jews like giving charity, doing kindness, loving your neighbor and friend, visiting the sick & old, etc. and in each case He provides detailed guidelines. ⇛ Please note the great importance of being a good person in Judaism. For 2000 years of human existence on earth, the Torah was still not given to mankind. All that time there was a duty to only be good person in life. In the words of rabbis, there was only dereck eretz which means good / decent manners and that included every duty about being a good person. ⇛ However that did not mean that man had no duty towards G-d. In fact, human beings in those ancient times were automatically very spiritual and close to G-d. In that period, we had such biblical giants as Adam, Noah, Avraham, Isaac, Yacov, Yosef, etc. In todays modern world we have too many material facilities for physical comforts and luxury that causes spiritual distractions in life. The challenge to be attached to G-d is greater today than it was ever before. ≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋‖ MITZVAHS BETWEEN MAN & G-D ‖≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋≋ ⇛ Now apart from the duties between man and man, the Torah also prescribes mitzvahs between the Jew & G-d like putting on Tsitsit & Tefillin, praying 3 times a day, observing Shabbat, fearing G-d, etc. It is important to note that in the Torah G-d makes it very clear that He loves men to be good with each other and stay united MORE than He loves men devoted to HIM!!! ⇛ To summarize, if G-d wished us to follow the only commandment to be good with others, we would be bound by just one commandment. But G-d wishes from us more than that, namely to devote ourselves in His service. He also takes care to specify the special ways in which one should be good with others. ⇛ Just being good is a mitzvah also followed by the non-Jews who too are instructed to follow the 7 laws of Bene Noah and they fail in keeping the very first one on prohibition against idolatry! ≋≋≋≋‖ STABILITY & NON-CHANGEABILITY OF THE TORAH ‖≋≋≋≋ ⇛ The Torah does not change and nor does the instructions in it for its observance. The Torah is given forever. It stands since 3500 years, pure, undiluted & holy. It is unchallenged in its truth. ⇛ It mentions a clear instruction against changing or replacing its words or even its smallest alphabet, yud. It mentions another instruction to stringently follow the contemporary rabbis who are generally accepted & famed for their scholarship in Torah learning. ⇛ Of course, despite the sane voices of the senior rabbis [drowning in self-defeating & futile voices of opposition], there is this imagined exercise of the modern concept of freedom. ⇛ Such freedom is actually totally nonexistent for a Jew, namely, the evil freedom of alteration of the divine words, information, message, text, ideas conveyed by G-d Himself in His Holy Torah through the holiest of all human beings, Prophet Moses. ══»> A SPECIAL COMMANDMENT [MITZVAH] FOR THE JEWS
Posted on: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:00:17 +0000

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