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Shabbat and the Holy Temple
Manhigut Yehudit--The Jewish Leadership Movement ^ | 3/15/'12 | Moshe Feiglin

Posted on 03/15/2012 7:54:12 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator

And Moses gathered all the congregation of the Children of Israel and he said to them: These are the things that G-d commanded to do them. For six days you shall work and on the seventh day, it will be holy for you, a Shabbat of Shabbats for G-d, whoever does work on it will be put to death. You shall not burn fire in your dwellings on the day of Shabbat. (From this week's Torah portion, Vayakhel, Exodus 35: 1-3)

The commandment to observe the Shabbat is often woven together with the commandments of the Temple. What is the connection between the two?

The Temple is the royal palace. Its purpose is to make the Creator King over His world. The Shabbat also revolves around recognizing that G-d is King over His world: "It is an eternal sign for for six days G-d made the heavens and the earth."

G-d created man in His image. Man is like his Creator in his ability to create. Man can imagine a reality that does not yet exist and bring it into reality. No living being other than man has this ability. A bird can build a nest, but it is already burned onto its "hard disk." The bird will never build a triangle nest, or paint it in psychedelic colors. Man imagines a five-pronged fork – something he has never seen – and produces it.

What usually happens then is that man decides that not only is he made in G-d's image, but that he is god, himself. This danger is more pronounced in developed cultures; the type that produced Mozart and Tchaikovsky. This is where the Shabbat comes in. On this day, we do not produce anything. The 39 root categories of production that formed the daily service in the Temple are forbidden on Shabbat. This is our testimony to the way the world works; Who is the Creator and who is merely created in His image.

It is no wonder that the culture that produced Mozart and Tchaikovsky attempted to destroy the Nation of Israel. For he who has already decided that he is the creator, the sanctity of life has no meaning and he can no longer live in a world with a nation that testifies to G-d's existence.

Shabbat Shalom,

Moshe Feiglin


TOPICS: Apologetics; Judaism; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: humanism; shabbat; temple
Some very perceptive thoughts from Moshe Feiglin.
1 posted on 03/15/2012 7:54:14 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator
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To: Alouette; hlmencken3; rmlew; Nachum; dervish; Yehuda; Ancesthntr; TorahTrueJew; Yomin Postelnik; ...

Ping.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 7:55:36 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator; Amityschild; Captain Beyond; Cvengr; DvdMom; GiovannaNicoletta; HossB86; ...

EXCELLENT POINTS.

THX THX.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 8:06:20 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Mozart took dictation from G-d. I think it is sad that his name is brought into this Devar Torah in a negative way.

ML/NJ

4 posted on 03/15/2012 8:22:03 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

>> “Mozart took dictation from G-d.” <<

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Can you expand on this?


5 posted on 03/15/2012 9:25:32 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Amen.

I don’t find the joinder between the culture of Mozart with anti-scripture to be offensive. For Mozart surely was highly gifted in music, but German, as well as Western culture in general, has radically left the cycles of YHWH. Most certainly adding to and taking away from His words and changing _every_ holy day He designated.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 9:55:30 AM PDT by veracious
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Amen.

I don’t find the joinder between the culture of Mozart with anti-scripture to be offensive. For Mozart surely was highly gifted in music, but German, as well as Western culture in general, has radically left the cycles of YHWH. Most certainly adding to and taking away from His words and changing _every_ holy day He designated.


7 posted on 03/15/2012 9:56:59 AM PDT by veracious
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To: Zionist Conspirator
"The bird will never ... paint it in psychedelic colors."

The New World Bowerbird - Australasia.

:^)

8 posted on 03/15/2012 6:10:19 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator; Eleutheria5

GOOD SHABBES!


9 posted on 03/15/2012 11:20:20 PM PDT by Yehuda (Muck Fislam and it's useful infidel - dhimmie supporters.)
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To: editor-surveyor
There is an eerie perfection to almost everything Mozart composed, even when he was a child. It is said that he just wrote these things down quickly and without erasures or crossouts though I have seen some. In particular I am amazed by the Orphanage Mass (K. 139) which he composed when he was 12 years old. I suppose that maybe the person we attribute all these works to just copied them from some adult's notebook, but this seems rather unlikely. Otherwise, as for life itself, I am lost for a rational explanation of how this music came to be.

ML/NJ

10 posted on 03/16/2012 6:31:00 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Johann Sebastian Bach was a greater composer than Mozart.


11 posted on 03/16/2012 11:50:50 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Everyone's entitled to their opinion, I guess.

ML/NJ

12 posted on 03/16/2012 1:42:31 PM PDT by ml/nj
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