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Friday, August 20, 2010

Teachers and Elders

It says in Sefer Hamidos:
מי שמפזר מעותיו בשביל לקנות לעצמו רב ללמד ממנו, על ידי זה ימצא חן! whoever spends his money to find a teacher to learn from, he will find grace.

Grace in Hebrew are the letters נח, the student is נ as in the classic student Yehoshua ben Nun the student of Moshe.

Sow and spend your money on Wisdom, by using money as a tool to travel to the teacher, gift to the teacher, feed the teacher and bring joy in being a good and dedicated student. This will bust the heart of the Teacher to tears, to feed the river of our flowing eternal souls. For someday, the Student will be the Teacher as we all grow to be Elders.

A Gentile Guide to the Jewish Holidays

Guide to the Jewish Holidays

Level: Gentile

I know Weinstein's parents were upset, Superintendent, but I was sure it was a phony excuse. I mean, it sounds so made up: "Yom Kippur." - Principal Skinner, The Simpsons

If you want a general understanding of what your Jewish friends' and colleagues' holidays are, or if you just want to avoid making Principal Skinner's mistake when you schedule Jewish employees, co-workers, colleagues or students, then this is the page for you. Other pages on this site provide more detailed information about the Jewish calendar and the holidays; this page just tells you what you minimally need to know to avoid embarrassing yourself or offending Jews.
Why do Jewish holidays keep changing dates?

Congregant 1: When is Chanukkah this year?
Congregant 2: Same as always, 25th of Kislev.
- Overheard at Congregation Children of Israel, Athens Georgia

Jewish holidays actually occur on the same day every year: the same day on the Jewish calendar! The Jewish calendar has a different number of days than the calendar you use because the Jewish calendar is tied to the moon's cycles instead of the sun's. The Jewish calendar loses about 11 days relative to the solar calendar every year, but makes up for it by adding a month every two or three years. As a result, the holidays don't always fall on the same day, but they always fall within the same month or two. The Chinese calendar (which is also lunar) works the same way, which is why Chinese New Year occurs on different days but is always in late January or early February. The Muslim calendar is lunar but does not add months, which is why Ramadan circles the calendar.
When does a Jewish Holiday Start and End?

Attorney 1: Thursday is Rosh Hashanah, but I'm available for trial on Friday
Attorney 2: Thursday and Friday are Rosh Hashanah for me.
Attorney 3: I have to leave early on Wednesday for Rosh Hashanah.
Judge: Is this holiday one day, two or three?
Attorney 1: One day.
Attorney 2: Two days.
Attorney 3: Two days.
- Inspired by a true story

How long is a Jewish holiday? It depends on who you ask!

In ancient times, because of confusion about the calendar, an extra day was added to some holidays. In modern times, some branches of Judaism have abandoned this custom, returning the holidays to the length specified in the Bible. Other branches continue the ancient tradition of adding a day to certain holidays. Thus for some Jews, Thursday is a holiday but Friday is not, while for others, both Thursday and Friday are holidays.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that a Jewish "day" starts at sunset, and holidays start the evening before the day on your secular calendar. For example, if your calendar says that Passover starts on April 24, families will be getting together for Passover dinner on the night of April 23. A few secular calendars mark the preceding day as "Erev Passover," which basically means Passover Eve. If your calendar says "Erev" or "Eve" before a holiday name, it means the holiday starts the evening of that day and continues into the next day.

Popular Jewish Holidays
The holidays discussed below are not necessarily the most important Jewish holidays, but they are the holidays that are most commonly observed by American Jews, and they are the holidays that American Jews will expect you to be familiar with.

This holiday commemorates the Exodus from Egypt. If you've seen Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments," then you know the story of Passover, more or less. Passover is celebrated for seven or eight days (depending on your branch of Judaism) starting on the night of a full moon in April. Passover usually overlaps with Easter, though occasionally Passover occurs a month after Easter.

Almost all American Jews observe Passover to some extent, even if only to go to their parents' house for a ritual dinner (called a seder, pronounced SAY-der) on the first and/or second night of the holiday. Most (though not all) American Jews avoid bread and grain products to one extent or another throughout this holiday, in memory of the fact that our ancestors left Egypt in a hurry and didn't have time to wait for their bread to rise. You should avoid scheduling events involving food during this holiday, and should avoid scheduling travel for Jews because it may be hard for them to find suitable food away from home.

Strictly observant Jews do not work, go to school or carry out any business on the first two and last two days of Passover (first one day and last one day for some branches). This is a requirement of Jewish law; however, only about 10% of the American Jewish population observes this rule strictly. Most American Jews will work through Passover, although many may want to take time off the day before Passover, to prepare for the big family dinner. To put this in perspective: imagine if you had to work during the day of Thanksgiving, then prepare for Thanksgiving dinner after getting home from work.

Remember that Passover, like all Jewish holidays, begins the evening before the date that it appears on your calendar. If your calendar says that Passover starts on April 24, then Passover really begins with the family dinner on the night of April 23.
Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is Jewish New Year, the day when the year number on the Jewish calendar increases. It occurs between Labor Day and Columbus Day. It lasts for one or two days, depending on your branch of Judaism.

Rosh Hashanah is a happy, festive holiday, but somewhat more solemn than American New Year. Like American New Year, it is a time to look back at the past year and make resolutions for the following year. It is also a wake-up call, a time to begin mental preparations for the upcoming day of atonement, Yom Kippur.

Many Jews who do not go to synagogue any other time of year will go to synagogue on Rosh Hashanah. You've heard of "twice-a-year Christians" who go to church only on Christmas and Easter? "Twice-a-year Jews" go to synagogue only on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Most American Jews expect gentiles to be aware of Rosh Hashanah. It is, after all, listed on most calendars you buy in the store, but remember: the holiday starts at sunset the night before the day shown on your calendar! Many will be offended if you schedule important events, meetings or tests on Rosh Hashanah. Even those who do not go to synagogue and do not observe the holiday may be offended. Imagine how you would feel if someone scheduled such activities on Christmas or Easter, even if you didn't have anything special planned for the day, and you will understand how Jews feel about this holiday.

Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement, a day of fasting and repentance to reconcile ourselves with the Creator for the mistakes we have made in the last year. It occurs on the ninth day after the first day of Rosh Hashanah (Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first day of the Jewish month; Yom Kippur occurs on the 10th), so it is usually in late September or early October, sometimes falling on Columbus Day. For obvious reasons, nobody adds an extra day to this 25-hour fast!

Remember that this holiday starts the evening before the day it appears on your secular calendar. Some secular calendars will mark the preceding day as Kol Nidre, which is the name of the first service of the holiday, in the evening.

Most (but not all) Jews take off from work or school on this day, even ones who are not religious at other times. This is the busiest day of the year for synagogues, even though many synagogues charge for tickets to this day's services (to defray the cost of serving so many extra people). Many will also want to leave work early the night before, so they have time for a large, slow meal before this 25-hour fast. Like Rosh Hashanah, most American Jews expect gentiles to be aware of this day, and almost all will be offended if you schedule important activities on it.

How do you pronounce the name of this holiday? "Yom" rhymes with "home" and "Kippur" sounds like "key poor" with emphasis on the "poor." A lot of Americans (even American Jews) pronounce "Kippur" like the smoked fish dish, kipper, but this really isn't correct. Please don't pronounce it that way; there is something fundamentally wrong with naming a fast day after a food item!

Chanukkah is the festival of lights, commemorating the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a successful revolt against the Seleucid Greeks. As part of the rededication, the victorious Jews needed to light the Temple's menorah (candelabrum), but they had only enough oil to last one day and it would take eight days to prepare more oil. Miraculously, the one-day supply of oil lasted for eight days. The miracle of the oil is commemorated with this eight-day candlelighting holiday.

Chanukkah begins between Thanksgiving and Christmas. About half of the time, it overlaps with Christmas, but there are many years when Chanukkah ends long before Christmas. In 2002, for example, Chanukkah began on Thanksgiving and ended in the first week of December, but that is unusual.

Almost all Jews light candles with their families for at least some nights of the holiday, so people like to be at home during this holiday. Although almost nobody takes off from work or school for this holiday, many may not want to work nights or travel during the holiday so they can light candles with the family, and accommodations should be made for this.

The most important thing to remember about Chanukkah is that it is not Jewish Christmas, no matter what the card shops and toy stores want you to believe. Chanukkah is a very minor holiday. It's not about joy to the world and peace on Earth and presents galore for everyone you've ever met; it's about lighting candles and playing games for chocolate coins and eating potato pancakes. Many Jewish parents give their children gifts during Chanukkah because they don't want their children to feel left out of Christmas, but Chanukkah gift-giving rarely extends much beyond one's own children.

Most American Jews feel a sort of ambivalence about Chanukkah. On the one hand, most of them know that Chanukkah is not a big deal, and they don't want to make a big deal about it. On the other hand, Christmas is everywhere, unavoidable and overwhelming, and Jews want something of their own to counterbalance it. This is the primary motivation behind elaborate Chanukkah decorations and enormous Chanukkah menorahs in public areas: Chanukkah is not very important, but asserting our Jewish identity and distinctiveness and existence in the face of overwhelming pressure to conform to a non-Jewish norm is important. Pressuring Jews to conform to that norm or to participate in Christmas events if they don't want to is inconsiderate at best.

Other Jewish Holidays
There are many other Jewish holidays, but most American Jews do not celebrate these holidays as strictly or as regularly as the holidays above, and most do not expect gentiles to be aware of them. In fact, there are a surprising number of Jews who don't know about many of these holidays.

Sukkot: This festival of booths commemorates the Biblical period of wandering in the desert, and is commemorated by building a temporary shelter (called a sukkah, usually rhymes with "book a") in the yard and eating meals in it. Some spend considerable time in the sukkah, even sleeping there. Sukkot begins on the fifth day after Yom Kippur, in late September or October, and lasts for 7 days. From the perspective of the Bible and Jewish law, this holiday is every bit as important as Passover, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but most American Jews don't see it that way. About 10% of Jews do not work on the first two days of this holiday (one day for some branches), in accordance with Jewish law, and will not want to travel during this holiday, because they want to be able to have meals in the sukkah.

Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah: These two holidays fall immediately after Sukkot. Shemini Atzeret is sort of an extra day tacked onto the end of Sukkot; Simchat Torah celebrates the completion of the annual cycle of Bible readings in sabbath services. About 10% of Jews will take both of these days off from work. Some branches celebrate these two holidays on the same day, which is the first day after Sukkot.

Tu B'Shevat: Jewish Arbor Day, used for calculating the age of trees for certain religious purposes. Occurs in late January or early February. There are no restrictions on this holiday that would require accommodation.

Purim: Jewish Mardi Gras, more or less. This is a partying holiday celebrating the rescue of the Jews from a Hitler-like figure bent on genocide. Occurs in March, a month before Passover, and lasts for one day. Although work is technically not forbidden on this holiday, a small number of Jews prefer not to work on it because of rabbinical dictum that no good will come from work done on this day.

Yom Ha-Shoah: Holocaust Memorial Day. A day to remember the victims of the Holocaust. Occurs in late April or early May. No accommodations are usually needed.

Yom Ha-Atzma'ut, Yom Ha-Zikkaron, Yom Yerushalayim: Israeli Independence Day, Israeli Memorial Day and Jerusalem Day. Yom Ha-Atzma'ut, in late April or May, commemorates the day that the British Palestinian mandate expired, and David Ben-Gurion declared the creation of the State of Israel within the lands that the UN had set aside for a Jewish state in Palestine. Yom Ha-Zikkaron in May is a memorial day for Israeli soldiers who died defending the state of Israel in its many wars. Yom Yerushalayim in late May or early June commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem in Israeli hands during the 1967 War. No accommodations are usually needed. Cities with large Jewish populations often have parades on a Sunday for Israeli Independence Day, just as cities with large Italian populations have Columbus Day parades. The other two Israel-related holidays get little acknowledgement in America. If gentiles choose to acknowledge these holidays, they should be sensitive to the feelings of Arabs, who may not think that the creation of the state of Israel or the reunification of Jerusalem in the hands of Jews is a cause for celebration, or that the death of Israeli soldiers is a cause for mourning.

Shavu'ot: Commemorates the Giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Occurs between Memorial Day and Independence Day, and lasts for one or two days, depending on your branch. Like Sukkot, this holiday is every bit as important as Passover, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but most American Jews don't see it that way. About 10% of Jews do not work on this holiday, in accordance with Jewish law.

Tisha B'Av: A fast commemorating the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and other tragedies. Occurs in late July or August. About 10% of Jews observe this fast. Although work is not forbidden on this day, some prefer not to work on this day because it is difficult to fast while working with others who are not fasting.

Minor Fasts: There are five other fast days scheduled at various times of the year, which are observed only from sunrise to sunset. For the 10% or so of Jews who observe these fasts, no accommodations are usually needed, other than sensitivity for the fact that they are not eating.

5764-5767 (2004-2007), Tracey R Rich

Saturday, August 22, 2009

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Eastern Shore 70 the sacred circle

Walk the way, Seek the Vision Quest

Great Father and Great Mother Directs all at the Eastern shore 70 the sacred circle

red road-, the law of love, tree of life, the physical realm, fastened to the earth allowing the wind (from water, soul body) to flow through the physical body (fastened and still), creating sacred space and sanctuary, through seasonal celebration and daily creations of joy, the flesh.

yellow way-, the law of the eternal spirit, fountain of life, the soul realm, flowing to and fro of the heavenly realm allowing the heart from the eternal knowing of perfection, to guide the body of light as tools for the journey, the breath.

spiritual being - when the tree of life, the physical body, can fight for love and allow the true heart of the eternal fountain to flow, the reflection of the heart, a mirror to your feelings we see in each other through the blue waters and blue sky. This can only be done, if we care enough to share as contributing relations. We walk the Red Road, the law of love, by doing what we say. We walk the Yellow way, the true heart, by voicing our feelings.

white man- father nation, NE, leading the world of luminous
yellow man- child nation, NW, teachers of the yellow way, "law of spiritual love"
red man - twin nation, SW, "keeper of the reflection, the red road, "law of physical love"
black man - mother nation, SE, leading the heart of numinous

Vertical horizon - north ( land mass peninsula) golden
Vertical horizon - south ( land mass islands) brown

Ordained at Horizon East and West
Star of David - Heaven and Earth as Oneness
The House of the Beloved - the Rainbow Warriors of Prophecy
Holiness David "Holiness Running Eagle Shooting Star" (lavender person)
- Paradise Crown of Earth, Deliverance, Reverence is Returned
White Buffalo Calf Woman "Twin Deer Mother" (crystal person)
- Celestial Crown of Heaven, Reader of the Your Book of Life, Perfection in Truth

East Sons of Israel Nation (luminous),
What is the law! (Written Law will be distributed by them, mathematics of the Rainbow Colors)
- caretaker of records of the living library, Rainbow Clan Law (yellow way, the soul journey at horizon entrance)
Leading Physical Body House of David, His Holiness David "Holiness Running Eagle" (Lavender person)
- Paradise Crown of Earth, Deliverance
Leading Soul Body, House of Daniel, His Holiness Rahhiib "Holiness Down Below" (Lavender person)
- Paradise Crown of Earth, Deliverance
Priest Men
- Law and Record Caretakers
Earthly Gathering Commanders
- Ladies of Israel

West Native North Americans (numinous),
What will be learned! (Living Law will be distributed by them, knowledge of the Rainbow Colors)
- caretaker of the living library, Rainbow Clan Law (red road, the flesh journey at the horizon entrance)
Leading Physical Body Blue Lake, Taos, Her Holiness Looks Back. (Lavender person)
- Paradise Crown of Earth, Deliverance
Leading Soul Body, Spirit of the Lake, Lakota, His Holiness Looking Horse (Lavender person)
- Paradise Crown of Earth, Deliverance
Medicine Women
- Keepers of Medicine Healing
Heavenly Army Commanders
- Men of Red Native

Sung and Interpretation by White Buffalo Calf Woman and written with Holiness David

The Song of the Heart of
Holiness Rahhiib Down Below "tell me what you want",
the House of Daniel

In that heart inside of you is the living breeze of love. The truth that sets you free, the heart of you and me. The drum (master drummer of the heart beat is Holiness and Sacredness) will be the true love that keeps the truth. We are not free until, the day of pure come home. I wait for Her (souls realm of heaven) to come and breath upon the Sun (physical realm of earth). I take the Blind (unable to see own perfection) with me and know the coming Breeze (wind from the waters of reflection of the living heart of Oneness) will set my Mother free to know the love of thee ( Lights of the beloved children ).

Time has begun, until the Spring of sun, the notion of undone, is only the beginning run, so let me go be free and know the blooming breeze, the place i run home free, the place i know of thee, down below "ka-hah-toke." (The place where the heart's path walks the sacred gardens, when the feet touch the body of Mothers Earth, the place light and darkness join and begin the journey.)
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Be the Rainbow Warrior, Stand your Ground and Speak your Heart

Be the Rainbow Warrior, Stand your Ground and Speak your Heart
A warrior validates others by saying, " I hear your heart or repeating verbatim what was said, so other knows they were heard." Then guide the other person to validate your heart. If they are unable, realize that you need to bless and give law, by uniting the heart. Ask for a hug. (Hearts unite is law of love, the Red Road). If you cannot get this Hug, be sure to send love and sacred hearts blessing, realizing they do not know how to walk the Red Road, the law of love, which unites two hearts. Get a hug, Demand a Hug. Wife, Mother, Grandmother (numinous), stand your ground on this, especially for men, father, grandfather (luminous). We fight only for one reason, to unite separated hearts. It is imperative that Man switch from Left Brain Rationalism to Right Brain Heart. For only Woman (darkness embraces and tends the fire's light) can integrate (Neural synapses bundles at the center of the brain at the place cranial bones move like a butterfly with each breath.) brain hemispheres at the same time, because Man or light, and is on a Mission. This means Woman needs to ask for the hug, for this is the physical law of love, the Red Road. She is the "Fire Tender", or unseen (numinous, soul body) embrace to the fire's light of Man (luminous, physical body). Remember, to validate the heart. Its speaks, "My spirit recognizes your spirit, the eternal flow of Oneness there is love."

Isaiah 61:1 The spirit of the sovereign Lord (Great Spirit Father) is upon me, because the Lord has chosen me (Rainbow Warrior). He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted (those who do not understand their own perfection), to decree the release of captives (standing for truth and protection), and the freeing of prisoners (blessing the impure), 2 to announce the year when the Lord will show his favor, the day when our God will seek vengeance (purify the world), to console all who mourn (for the Realms of Heaven and Earth), 3 to strengthen those who mourn in Zion (heaven on earth), by giving them a turban (kingsmen), instead of ashes (impure are purified through the fire of purification), oil symbolizing joy (creation in bliss, smells remember the heart of the soul), instead of mourning (when the heart's soul is not free and sorrow is known), a garment symbolizing praise (colors of the rainbow tools of light, which are sacred), instead of discouragement (without knowledge, and no vision quest is saught.). They will be called oaks (strength of the tree of life, fastened and still as the winds of the impure souls flow through you) of righteousness (warriors standing firm in law of love), trees planted (rainbow warriors of prophecy) by the Lord to reveal his splendor.

Another big word, “eschatology” is the study of last things (end of millenium, the second phase of evolution and the beginning of the third rolling hill in time); it is the portion of doctrine that deals with the events yet to come, such as the second coming (crystal people), the judgment (lavender people), the eternal state (law of love). It is primarily concerned with “Messianic” events (Rainbow Warriors of Prophecy), things the Messiah (Yourself, a twin heart) will do to fulfill all things.

The Sovereign Lord of Heaven is Great Spirit Mother. Great Spirit Father is the Sovereign Lord over Earth. We of earth reach for heaven's embrace and stand firm with the Great Ones at the Eastern Shore, the Sovereign Reign of the Lords, Great Spirit Mother's Heaven and Great Spirit Father's Earth. Welcome home to the Dawning!

Rainbow Warriors of Prophecy Arise!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Holiness David Sending you Love

Holiness David Sending you Love inside your Heartbeat

Sing unto God, sing praises to His name, extol Him that rideth upon the clouds (dragons often signifying the Aqua person, who represents the union of the perfect body, where the veil of not knowing is lifted.-the body of colors and the tools of light are used to become perfection), by His name Jah (Great Spirit Father)(Ps. 68:4); to ride upon the clouds denotes the understanding of the Word as to its interiors (within), or in its internal sense (a joy light from within). A cloud (water bearer that cleanses and purifies) is the Word in the letter (colors, tools of light and law of morality), in which is the internal sense (within). In the same:--Jehovah bowed (half circle, a rainbow clan) the heavens, and came down (descended with love), and thick darkness (dreaming awake or asleep) was under His feet (action, motion); and He rode upon a cherub (Indigo heart) (Ps. 18:9, 10); thick darkness (darkness inside the clan both pure and impure dreamspace, strength lightning heart) here denotes clouds (dragon-tools of light); to ride (perfect crystal body) upon a cherub (perfect indigo soul) represents the Lord's providence lest man should of himself enter into the mysteries of faith (vision quest) which are in the Word (law of god). aho, may your spirit fly! Holiness David "Holiness Running Eagle Shooting Star" An Elder Lavender Person, offers you blessings and overflowing love in your time of need Rainbow Clan. It is time Native Americans to come home! holinessdavid@alightfromwithin.org for prayers or email alightfromwithin@gmail.com for songs from heave

Sons and Daughters of Israel Arise

Before You, Adonai, our G_ah_d, may all bow down (rainbow), and give honor to Your precious name, and may all take upon themselves the yoke of Your rule. And may You reign over them soon and forever and always. Because all rule is Yours alone, and You will rule in honor forever and ever. As it is written in Your Torah: "Adonai will reign forever and ever." And it is said: "Adonai will be Ruler over the whole Earth, and on that day, G_ah_d will be One, and G_ah_d's name will be One.

(ah: Heaven has come home to Earth)
G: Voice (utterance) of ah: heaven's
D: heartbeat (transmission)

House of the Beloved family, Earth is embracing like a Cup, heavens arrival pouring forth in the third phase of Evolution, the Yellow rolling hills. While we greet the morning Sun and await the evening Dawn We remember the sacred circle of life begins again. Let us be a part of joyous celebration and devotion to Mother Earth. Your devoted servants, Celebrating the Sun!
Holiness David, White Buffalo Calf Woman and Elders Around the World reminding you, suffering is what we do for those we love. Now evolution shows us that the suffering of the Sons and Daughters of Israel were for the Family of G_ah_D. Heaven has come home, we await the returning Sun, the Dawning which is upon us. Let us start to take our place as the Ordained of the Most Highest in the Eastern Shore.

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