Judaism : What is Righteousness and Holiness
Judaism must get beyond the fetish stage in which the Laws of
God are handled childishly. Repetitive acts alluding to the Torah and God, and Israel and the nation’s obligations;
are okay so long as they are employed to attract attention so that the true message, meaning and mission of Israel can be
delivered. This stage should have ended with Joshua when the 12 tribes entered the Land of Israel for the first time as a
nation around 3500 years ago.
The next step should have been taken, but wasn’t. Israel has paid dearly for this failure. Today, Israel is being
threatened from the same place that destroyed her 2600 years ago.
Let us not allow ourselves the typical time proven formula for disaster, which Israel has employed in the past. Running
to Assyria or Egypt for assistance never worked in the past. And running to America, Europe and the UN will not work today.
Iran has about 1000 speed boats armed with anti-ship cruise missiles to take on the U.S fleets sitting ominously in the Persian
Gulf. If you don’t think God can allow this Lilliputian fleet of fanatics to serve as the rod of His anger (Isaiah 10:5)
and allow them to conquer the Giant Gulliver’s armada of aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and support vessels,
you are mistaken. If God wants Israel punished for its chronic failure to comply with His Covenant and America embarrassed
for breaking faith with her founding fathers’ dedication of the Republic of the United States of America to biblical
principles, this is what will happen!
Iran is in the process of receiving North Korean intercontinental
ballistic missiles with a range greater than her own missiles. And just as an effete, overly intellectual, emasculated, arrogant
and foolish Europe allowed Hitler to rearm Germany despite Winston Churchill’s and Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s prophetic
warnings, so are an even more emasculated America and Europe allowing Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. Isn’t it strange
that America destroyed Iraq for having a nuclear weapons program and is allowing Iraq’s neighbor to acquire them? How
stupid can we be? But this stupidity is a mask for the influence of a God who intends to bring His Law into the forefront
of the minds of His children – once and for all! Douglas Macarthur saw the Chinese and Soviet threat after the Second
World War. He didn’t want Americans to have to fight a stronger enemy and pay again for the same real estate; and so
he advocated their destruction at that time. Ronald Reagan’s spirit overcame their aggressiveness temporarily, but treasonous
psychopaths like Carter and Clinton and their ilk aided and abetted these and other enemies of the United States of America
and other freedom loving peoples.
it is Israel that is in imminent danger of destruction. Her secular, atheistic leadership has been pursuing peace through
restraint and concessions to enemies without positive results since the state was born in 1948. Proverb 8 is one of the very
beautiful, biblical presentations of wisdom. It ends like this: “They that hate me (wisdom) love death”. The meaning
of this idea may be difficult for everyone to grasp, but if your legislators fail to grasp its implications, it is absolutely
imperative that the right to vote, like the right to drive and the right to practice medicine and law, etc., be inextricably
linked to a serious course of education, preferably one which is a high school prerequisite for graduation with a diploma.
And before we continue from this point let the so-called lovers of peace and their thugs in the American Civil Liberties Union
contemplate this line from the Prophet Isaiah: “And the practice of righteousness is peace and the work of righteousness
is eternal tranquility and security” (32:17).
cause of Israel’s and also America’s and Europe’ peril is not just the rising of Islam, the massive military
of Communist China, the resurrection of the Soviet Union, the saber rattling and irresponsible nuclear proliferation of Pakistan
and North Korea and the stupidity of western leaders. Blame has to placed at the feet of the Jewish and Christian clerics
who claim to represent our Creator, but have not and have not told us that they are misrepresenting Him. It is the clerical
establishment which is responsible for the vision of a nation and its leadership. Regard Proverb 29:18: “Where there
is no vision, the people cast off all restraint; but he that keeps the law, happy is he.”
clerics were true and loyal representative of God, and people were educated enough to elect wise legislators, our lives would
be so good, prosperous and healthy that our lawyers, doctors, pharmaceutical factories and tattoo and piercing parlors, not
to mention psychoanalysts, would become dinosaurs. However, we the people of the Book and others like to have our mythologies
so we can entertain our proclivities and vanities. And so we will experience a destruction – in Israel especially –
that is, as Isaiah said, in verse 10:22, overflowing with righteousness.
those of you who love your families, friends, communities and countries, the following exhortation will hopefully have a positive
influence – one which will lead you to lead your leaders to do their jobs so God will bless us. You may have to teach
your clerics and legislators the knowledge they need to lead you. You may even have to read them the riot act. But you will
only succeed if you yourselves read the owner operator manual of your God – given soul, namely the written Bible of
Israel. The so-called New Testament doesn’t count. It is about as irrelevant as it would be to Jesus, who lived his
life according to the written Bible. Ask your pastors about this. If they want
to, they can explain this apparent paradox.
brothers and sisters, our enemies are certainly preparing for war. Islam sees this as a worldwide conquest and annihilation
of the western world. Some of our less educated leaders wax romantic and refer to this coming war as though it is freedom
fighting another foe. But if Davey Crockett or any American leader and patriot from Benjamin Franklin to Haim Solomon, (who
went broke to get George Washington’s revolutionary army the finances to continue the war of independence) were studied
today, we would learn how we and our secular and clerical leaders have broken faith with our Creator. The war will certainly
have to be fought valiantly and with all of our God – given assets, material and spiritual; but our victory will only
be certain if we stop fighting our Creator and return to His way of living so He will bless our soldiers and community militias
no more exist as a society which conveniently relegates the worship of the Creator to repetitive, paganistic rituals performed
with farcical solemnity in an ornate building a few hours a week, and then go out into His creation and live in a way which
insults and mocks Him! This form of Jewish and Christian idol worship is about to become history!
move forward to the understanding of the actions that will succeed in protecting and securing our loved ones. Proverb 21:15
says “To do justly is joy to the righteous, But ruin to the workers of iniquity”. Keep this in mind when logical,
intelligent, biblically based arguments are resisted by those you seek to convince and save.
now without too much more further ado, I will endeavor to present the kernel of this long winded message.
immediately jump start a religious reformation and rededicate ourselves to righteousness as it is taught in the written,
Bible of Israel, which God gave to Israel and by which the Hebrew rabbi, Jesus of Nazereth lived and died!
logical extension of the material presented in Torah Universe is the reclamation of the Bible of Israel and Judaism, from
the clerics who have proven to be criminally negligent in serving as its guardians. This reclamation will entail the rededication
of our lives to incorporating God’s laws and intentions into our secular lives, thereby sanctifying our world and at
long last, embarking on our true mission which was predicted in the biblical story of Noah in Genesis 9:27, i.e., that Japhet
will dwell in the tents of Shem. If your clergymen can’t explain this to you, donate a set of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hisrch’s
Torah commentaries to your church or synagogue. No one explains it better than he did. The set is simply called The Pentateuch
and while the editor’s translation from German to English should be improved some day, the meaning is clear and remarkably
enlightening for any reader.
Jewish reformation requires scrupulous righteousness in every field of endeavor and holiness for those who want to go to the
next level of loving God.
righteousness is eating kosher; holiness is learning about, eating, applying and promoting organic food.
righteousness for a physician is honestly treating patients with brotherly love and according to the best knowledge you have
learned; holiness is learning about, applying and promoting alternative medical systems, positive beliefs and healthy psychology
and organic nutrition.
a righteous psychologist applies all the knowledge and methods he has learned to help his patient to see objectively how to
apply the various methods to attain his goals, the holy psychologist teaches him that “the path of righteousness is
as the light of dawn, That shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18). And to a patient who is a cleric
or a legislator, he might teach Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of
the All-holy is understanding.” If the patient is a writer or orator, he might teach “Commit thy works unto the
Lord, And thy thoughts shall be established.” (Proverbs 16:3). If the issue is romance, holiness in psychological counseling
will include Proverbs 19:14, “House and riches are the inheritance of fathers; But a prudent wife is from the Lord”.
Any psychology program in any university which persists in ignoring the teaching of the Bible of Israel is simply not intending
to restore psychological health.
advisor to a national leader apprises him of the true facts of issues on his agenda. A holy advisor reminds him of relevant
biblical passages; and reminds him that “Righteousness exalts a nation; But sin is a reproach to any people.”
( Proverbs 14:34).
general knows that soldiers’ lives are sacred and insists on strategies which use all assets in the highest and best
possible manner. A warrior priest, i.e., a holy general knows how to apply such biblical passages as Proverbs 24:5,6, “A
wise man is strong; Yes a man of knowledge increases strength. For with advice thou shalt make war; And in the multitude of
counselors there is victory.” And Proverbs 28:1,2 “The wicked flee
when no man pursueth; But the righteous are secure as a young lion. For the transgressions of a land many are the princes
thereof; But by a man of understanding and knowledge established order shall long continue.”
the Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, righteousness includes exhorting his soldiers to brotherhood and biblically
compliant action in every aspect of their lives. A holy warrior cultivates a relationship with His Creator. He knows the victory
is God’s. He knows the Presence of God and He will never offend his Creator who provides miraculous victories. He will
have the silver trumpets blown in battle because he needs such blessings as are listed in Deuteronomy 28 to be granted to
his people. He will fight with God’s Spirit and defeat Israel’s enemies so the only hope they can ever attain
is a fear of Israel which keeps them from needing to be conquered again. If the enemy is the terrorist element which fits
the description if the Amalekites in Deuteronomy 25:17-19, he will not fail in destroying them entirely as God commanded.
He is aware of the Providentially destined border of Israel from Lebanon to the Euphrates and back to the Mediterranean (cited
in several biblical passages including Deuteronomy 11:22-25) and wants to be the general to whom God grants these victories
and will not be complicit in paying twice for the same territory. He knows that the victory is the Lord’s that his and
his soldier’s holiness is the context for God’s miraculous victories. He understands full well that Israel must
rise to her next level of Jeshurun (Deuteronomy 33:26 – 29) because the Lord will “thrust out the enemy”
and save his people because He is “the shield of their help” and the Lord “is the sword of thy (Israel’s)
legislator will promote the application of constitutional laws and principles in government. A holy legislator will learn,
apply and promote God’s agenda in every area of the society, including banking and finance. That means loans are interest
free (Deuteronomy 23:20; Proverbs 28:8).
Universe has a proposal for biblically compliant, profitable, interest free, bank loans for mortgages, business development,
cleric, priest, pastor or rabbi will teach and exhort his congregation to conquer their negative impulses and be wholeheartedly
compliant with the Creator according to the written Bible of Israel. A holy cleric will be marked by God’s Spirit when
he teaches his congregation to dedicate themselves to learning, fostering and manifesting God’s intentions. He will
sternly warn them as Isaiah did in verse 30:1 “Woe unto the rebellious children, saith the Lord, That take counsel,
but not of Me; And that form projects, but not of My Spirit.” And he will
reinforce the vision God has for human society as a bulwark against anarchy (Proverbs 29:18). And when the developers in his
congregation propose new community dwellings for the congregants, the holy cleric will wax courageous and cite Isaiah 5:8
“Woe unto them that join house to house, That lay field to field, Till there be no room, and you be made to dwell alone
in the midst of the land!”
compliance with righteousness involves what is allowed and what is not allowed. Holiness is about loving God and doing what
He desires. If you measure your own, your nation’s and civilization’s performance by the above-cited standards,
you will begin to see how history is shaped and how you can participate in tomorrow’s events for good or for evil.
When you read Deuteronomy 6:5 “And you shall love
the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.” God doesn’t want
you to squinch up your forehead and close your eyes and tremble. He wants you to take His written words to heart and incorporate
them into every thing that you do and to do everything with all the resources He provides you to make His intentions manifest
in His world. We are His servants 24/7. The unforgiving minutes are to be filled with the earnest work of making His desires
our desires and making the world into the world of His intentions. We are to transform the world which was produced by man’s
egoistic drives into the world which God wants. Our academies need to busy themselves with developing the contexts for every
human endeavor of merit to be engaged in as God would have them done. We are to study how to obtain reliable organic food
sources so that our genes won’t be compromised by genetically modified food grown in mineral depleted soil and injected
and adulterated with toxic food additives and growth hormones which add shelf life and shorten human life. We need to study
world history, finance, banking and economics. We need comprehensive medical schools uncompromised by greedy, arrogant and
narrow-minded doctors and the pharmaceutical industry. We need military academies to
teach faithful, religious Jewish men how to be courageous soldiers, pilots, sailors and commandos who can lead brigades to
victory because their virtue has made them masters of their fate because their holiness has earned the blessing of victory
because God is the shield of their help and the sword of their excellency! (Deuteronomy 33:29).
In short, we need to find our true identities. We need an identity that our enemies fear, our friends respect and
our God loves.