Sh’ma Yisra’eil – Return to the Law.
Torah Law, that is… the religion of the Hebrews.
I can keep it, it’s not terrifically hard, but it doesn’t matter.
Outside the land – It doesn’t matter.
I can live my life restrained only by civil law – eat, drink and be merry. An ocean away, across the border, on the moon… as long as I’m not in the land chosen by Almighty, the Law is not a matter to much concern me.
So why am I so morose, so concerned with doing what YHWH commanded? What keeps me on course, holding the line, standing apart and keeping separate from everyone and everything I know? Why do I not just blend in, become a comfortable fit with society, with culture, with family and friends and community?
If nothing else, so that I can sleep well at night, so that I can practice what I believe with all of my heart. Even if my obedience makes no difference, none. Inconsequential, insignificant. Important only to me. Important only that by extension, I hope to revere YHWH by keeping the commands.
Truly, YHWH said I will bless them that bless you and curse them that curse you – by you all of the families of the earth will be blessed.
Not me. Almighty didn’t say that about me.
Not anyone outside the land. Other nations didn’t get this condition, this special selection.
Only Israel. Chosen resident of the land.
So hey there Israel – Are you listening?!? – people in the land, citizens, strangers, residents of all shapes, sizes and beliefs – do you not believe YHWH?
Are you fearless, thinking Almighty, YHWH will not require?
The land is chosen, deliberately; forever claimed by YHWH – a possession only lent to others as punishment to those peoples who defiled it, those who denied that YHWH owned the land.
Israel – pay attention before you also are spewed from the land! Please!
There are terms. There are conditions. Go back and search for the God of your father Abraham. Look to the ancients, those Hebrews who came out of Egypt to serve your Almighty, and repair your ways. Strip your extraneous laws and traditions and return to YHWH who chose you – to be the blessing, to dwell safely in the land, to become the rightful servants of YHWH.
Find your priests, the sons of Aaron. Ask them to take their stand, to resume their required positions. Support them. Give them reason to seek YHWH, to inquire of, and worship YHWH as they have been commanded. Ask them to seek out the old ways, the ways of Abraham. Ask them to become servants of YHWH, as designed.
Kick those fucking rabbis to the curb. Eject them from the land if you have to, if they, like others before them, refuse to honor the established hierarchy set forth by YHWH. If they continue to usurp the position of authority set forth by YHWH, then send them away. They lead you astray.
The rest of us are counting on you – whether we know it or not – our future hangs in the balance, waiting on you. All of the families of the earth are looking and hoping for a thing that will not happen without you.
Save yourselves, and allow us to rejoice in your resumed status, as Chosen of YHWH, rightful residents of the Land of Israel, Land of YHWH.