04 August 2016

Identity Confusion

29 Tamuz 5776
Erev Rosh Chodesh Av

Today's gender confusion where a man can be considered a woman if that's how he identifies himself (and vice-versa)  is a symptom of a deeper problem. The same issue exists at the soul-level. Ultimately, this is all part of a plan by the Sitra Achra to destroy the Jewish People both from within and from without.

Where once we were a uniquely identifiable people (unique names, dress, language, customs) set apart as the Chosen People by our connection to Torah and mitzvot, today, it is nearly impossible to tell who is a Jew and who is not. Sometimes, we don't even know who we are supposed to be; how we are supposed to act; etc.

There is an enemy within who has gone out with one goal - to mix us up with the gentiles to the point where "we" no longer exist as the unique Jewish People.
  • Modern-day Hellenists who admire everything "Western" and marry it to Judaism, God forbid!
  • Traitors who invented a "Jewish" form of Christianity (so-called "Messianic Judaism") which tells the gentiles that a Christian is more Jewish than the Jew who does not believe and that they are the inheritors of the promises made to the Jewish People, God forbid!
  • Traitors who have turned the Noahide laws into a substitute religion for former Christians and encourage gentiles to adopt anything from Judaism that appeals to them, even to looking, speaking, acting and performing mitzvot just like the Jews. (Just like the accursed Reform and Conservative, they have degraded Judaism to a smorgasbord laid out for people to pick and choose from. It's there to enjoy, not to sacrifice for.) God forbid!
  • Traitors who travel the world informing Christian foreigners that they are from Israel's Ten Lost Tribes and invite them to "return" and assume their "rightful" place among us in our holy land, God forbid!
There is a Big Push here at the End of Days to totally annihilate what is left of the Jewish People through mass global assimilation - from within and from without. This is the final war for hearts and minds and like a besieging army from days gone by, they are reaching us across bridges that they have built and over walls that they have broken down.

A day does not go by when one does not hear something about "the Abrahamic faiths". This is the "interfaith" attack from without. Islam, Christianity and Judaism are held to be equally valid and whomever rejects this lie is an "extremist" who is really the root of all terror in the world and must be eliminated, one way or another. It speaks movingly about the brotherhood of all mankind and invites the Jews to sit at the table and share in our mutual Abrahamic legacy. 

What they choose to overlook is that though their patron was related to Avraham Avinu, they have no share with us, for the Torah clearly tells us that Avraham's covenant passed to Yitzchak and from Yitzchak to Ya'aqov. Both Yishmael and Eisav were rejected. And furthermore, Avraham Avinu separated Yishmael from Yitzchak by sending him away out of his house. And Yitzchak separated Ya'aqov from Eisav by sending him away to Padan Aram. And Ya'aqov himself, after being met by Eisav on his return and being invited to accompany Eisav to his home in Seir, actually separated himself from his brother by continuing his journey in the opposite direction. As far as we know, they never met up again in this life.

Identity confusion: Jews who know nothing of authentic Judaism; gentiles who think they are Jews or Israelites (B'nei Yosef, Ephraimites); Christians who think the Arabs are both Yishmael and Eisav (because, of course, they are not Eisav!); and then, you've got the following...

A "rabbi" from Israel telling the members of an American Messianic-Jewish church that they are really the Erev Rav. It just doesn't get any crazier than this.

Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel at Celebration Congregation