Exodus, “Mishpatim” (“Laws”):
Death penalty for human traffickers.
February 3, 2019.
The primary reading is: Exodus 21:1-24:18
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The supplemental reading is: Jeremiah 34:8-22 and Jeremiah 33:25-26.
Halloween costume – “cultural appropriation.”
Everyone’s personal offense becomes worthy of discussion.
To be a Patriot is to be a constitutionalist to the core.
It IS to suggest that there is an AGENDA behind some of the so-called “questions” we hear.
And that AGENDA is to evilly pose as a friend, in the hopes of terminating your relationship with the Creator.
The research, and the law, stands OUTSIDE the purview of YOU.
THEY always know better.
THEY can always do the job better than you.
THEIR word is LAW.
Normal human beings cannot work very long under their thumb.
Justice that stands outside any one arbitrary person.
It doesn’t matter what religion you are, or if you have no religion, as long as you follow these.
Gen. 9:9: “As for me, I am establishing my covenant w/ you & your descendants after you, and with every living creature”
Jubilees 7:23: “And in the 28th jubilee Noah began to enjoin upon his sons’ sons the ordinances &commandments, &all the judgments that he knew”
When you see it, know that God is angry and would destroy the Earth but for that covenant.
Never look directly into the rainbow.
* slavery and redemption
* inheritance of Israel.
We read the literal words, and interpret them based on the Oral Law (Talmud) and rabbinic consensus.
You don’t just read the words and understand them…at all.
It is not “anti-slavery” or “pro-slavery.”
It simply discusses how this institution should be regulated.
Because slavery was a reality, & the Torah did not consider it inherently bad.
My husband snapped this photo at the Sandy Spring Museum in Maryland of the actual, horrific shackles that our Nation unfortunately used on African-Americans while slavery was legal.
And in fact, there is another portion that deals with women captured in war, presumably to serve as sex slaves.
וְגֹנֵ֨ב אִ֧ישׁ וּמְכָר֛וֹ וְנִמְצָ֥א בְיָד֖וֹ מ֥וֹת יוּמָֽת
Exodus 21:16 “And whoever kidnaps a man and sells him, and he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.”
The Bible places the highest value on freedom.
Without freedom, we have no free will.
Without free will, we cannot choose genuinely to serve God.
As a result of war.
As a result of poverty.
(Please don’t tell me this is preferential treatment for Hebrew slaves…the Bible is not PC, again I am sorry.)
This is incredible dramatic emotional stuff.
If he wants to stay with his family, his owner nails his ear to the wall and drives a nail through it.
Even the Church of Satan has its laws.
The kidnapper defies the essential principle that human beings must operate by the law.
As such, the kidnapper surrenders his legal right to live on this earth.
I’ve written about it before.
The purpose of punishing a person with death is not cruelty or the assertion of power.
It is to stop them from doing even more harm to their soul.
I hated God, and I hated Judaism.
I wanted nothing more than to be free of all of it.
The number of emails I had.
Rolls of dice.
My husband had a holiday party at his job, and rolled three dice, and they literally came down as 6 1 3.
My family was scared, my father and mother were scared, and the usual rabbi we consulted could not help us.
He sent my father to consult with a mystic from Israel.
There was no way he could have known that.
My father did not know at all.
* Keeping the Sabbath.
* Keeping kosher.
* Going to synagogue WITH THE FAMILY.
I won’t lie to you – what the mystic said was terrifying.
You can recognize God the nice way, or you can recognize God the not so nice way, but at some point in your life, or even on your deathbed, you are going to recognize God.
And His law.
And the same way I know death is coming one day, I am very certain of this:
If someone is trafficking in people, their end will not be a nice one.
Whether by the human courts or by God’s.
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain. You can also read this thread online here.