It is not because we are righteous.
A somber #BibleStudyCoffeeTime
This week’s Bible portion continues. We’re still in Deuteronomy. Moses is prepping the Jewish people for entry into the Land of Israel.
As Jewish pep talks go, it is standard issue.
Lots of guilt!
Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25
Eikev Torah Reading – ParshahIn which Moses describes a land of milk and honey, recalls our failings in our first generation as a people, explains where bread comes from, introduces us to the World of Because, and refers to the …
God is contrasting what it means to be a Jew, with what it means to worship idols.
Why didn’t God say “MY people?”
This explanation will help you understand certain Jews who behave badly. (Not all.)
This is a JEWISH explanation.
To make a long story short, a group of people went out from Egypt that were not actually Jewish.
They were Egyptians fleeing the plagues, and they begged Moses for mercy.
The Jewish term for this group is the Erev Rav.
“The “mixed crowd” is an English rendering of Erev Rav.”
The Erev Rav pushed the Jews to create the Golden Calf when Moses didn’t bring the Ten Commandments in time.
The Erev Rav intermarried with Jacob’s children, but they never truly accepted Jacob’s faith.
But they are called…Jews.
They are fake Jews.
What Was the Golden Calf? – Jewish HistoryThe sin of the golden calf is widely regarded as one of the most disgraceful moments in Jewish history.https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/3613047/jewish/What-Was-the-Golden-Calf.htm
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.