Friday, June 24, 2016

CHUCK KOLB 06/24/2016

Shabbat Shalom - Behaalotecha (When You Raise) - Meaning of the Menorah !!!

Previously posted ...
Brexit Devil in the Hair of the Queen !!!

Welcome to our study of this week’s Torah portion,
which is called Parasha Behaalotecha (When You Raise).
Please read along with us, and discover timeless Torah
truths in this portion of Scripture to be read in synagogues
this Shabbat. We know you will be blessed !

Last week, in Parasha Naso, the numbering of Israel continued
with a census of the Levites. The Nazirite vow was detailed, as
well as the Aaronic Blessing.
This week's Scripture portion is named Behaalotecha, which
means when you step up because it begins with instructions
as to how the Menorah (lampstand) is to be set up in the
Tabernacle.  A related word is aliyah (עליה) — the Hebrew
word for immigrating to the Land of Israel.
It can also be defined as the act of going up.

You can view this Parasha from 5772 on our website complete with embedded links ...
Parasha Behaalotecha (When You Raise): The Meaning of the Menorah

Parasha Reading Schedule 5776
Jewish holiday calendars & Hebrew date converter 

Jewish people around the world mark
this day by the candle lighting and blessing:
"Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the universe,
who has sanctified us with His commandments, and
commanded us to kindle the light of the Holy Shabbat."

Shema Yisrael - Deuteronomy 6:4-9 
- in the mezuzah and in the tefillin

How to count the omer !
L'ilui Nishmat Azriel Godel ben Efraim Halevi v'Yedidyah

♥†♥ ♥†♥ ♥†♥

The Weight of Light | Beha'alotcha | By His EVERY Word
 פרשת בהעלתך
“When You Set Up”

Torah: Numbers 8:1-12:16
Haftarah: Zechariah 2:10-4:7
B’rit Chadashah/New Covenant: 1 Corinthians 10:6-13
Shabbat | 25 June 2016 | 19 Sivan 5776

♥†♥ ♥†♥ ♥†♥

Weekly Torah Portion: Beha'alotcha
Beha'alotcha and the art of complaining: The professional complainers in the desert turned complaining from a spontaneous response to discomfort into a premeditated attempt to change fate and flee from destiny, grumbling about everything from "my feet hurt" to "I don't wanna eat my manna!"

Beha'alotcha (Numbers 8:1-12:16)
Parashat Beha'alotcha is read on Shabbat:
Sivan 19, 5776 / June 25, 2016

Weekly Torah Portion: Beha'alotcha - beloved Rabbi Chaim Richman (20:25)
Published on Jun 15, 2016 - The Temple Institute 
Temple Talk Radio: Weekly Torah Portion

♥†♥ ♥†♥ ♥†♥

Parshat Behaalotecha

♥†♥ ♥†♥ ♥†♥

Beloved Rabbi Naphtali “Tuly” Weisz ...
Top Rabbi Joins Growing List of Pro-Temple Politicians
by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz 
✡ ✡ ✡
Yavoh ~ He is coming !
Yahweh - Yeshua -  Ruach Ha-Kodesh
Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה  

Minute by minute updates here ...
Watching for Yeshua Ha-Mashiach,7340,L-3089,00.html
Pray at the Kotel - the Western Wailing Wall
Entire Media News on this Planet
click continue to use

Excellent PU on the EU ...
Brexit, Schmexit – All Irrelevant Without Islamexit
by Debbie Schlussel

You have to laugh at the stupid British, quarreling with themselves over something that will be completely irrelevant in just a few decades. Without getting rid of Islam and Muslims from their country–which they’ll never do–whether or not the UKistan exits from the European Union (EU) just doesn’t matter. Brexit is meaningless […]

Thanks - beloved Ted Belman writing from Jerusalem, Israel for 14+ years ...
“In a sense, the result of this referendum is a victory for Trumpism the world over.”
The Brexit Vote Is a New Milestone in the Global War on Elites
“In a sense, the result of this referendum is a victory for Trumpism the world over.”
by Simon Shuster - TIME

In a stunning victory for the anti-establishment forces that have upended mainstream politics across the Western world, British voters chose on Thursday to pull their country out of the European Union, sending global markets into a tailspin and encouraging anti-E.U. forces across the continent to push for their own referenda on whether to break away. “The E.U. is failing, the E.U. is dying,” declared the leader of the U.K. Independence Party, Nigel Farage, one of the leaders of the campaign for the British exit, or Brexit, from the union formed from the ruins of Europe after World War II. “It’s a victory against big business…against big politics,” he told reporters early on Friday morning, as the results showed 52% of the votes had been cast in favor of leaving and 48% against. [...]

Summer Faves You Must Try

4 Delicious Ways To Make Your Food Last Longer

Go Gluten Free Easily This Shabbat

Get Over The Hump Thinking about Oat Bran Challah For Shabbat

Celebrate With Loaded Potatoes

A Healthy Cream of Broccoli Soup

Stay Cool With These Delicious Cold Soups

Amazing 12 page sneek peek ...
All NEW Shavuot Issue - 100% Vegetarian! Exclusively in Joy Of Kosher

From Jamie Geller and Tamar Genger ...
Why We Love Tahini (1:56)

The Whole Fruit and Nothing But The Fruit
Follow us with #28DayJOYofKOSHERChallenge 

Sorry, Marie Osmond is not here ...
5 Foods To Blast Belly Fat
June 28 Day Challenge is now on sale - 17 page sneak peek ...
WoooooHooooo ! This challenge is a powerful way to jump start your
healthy eating goals and refresh your creativity just in time for Summer.

Get your copy of the 28 Day JOY of KOSHER Challenge here

Celebrate Israeli Independance Day in Style With an Israeli BBQ !

Kitchen Shortcuts To Help You Prep For Early Shabbat In No Time
Shabbat Menu - Quick and Easy Shabbat Dinner

Passover Lessons from Jamie's Foodie Friends

Passover holiday page where you can find all our Passover articles

30 Matzo Recipes - What To Do with Lotsa Matzo

TorahAnytime records and spreads 6 million hours of life saving
Torah to hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children in need.

Masbia Soup Kitchen Network 
Brooklyn’s first and only kosher soup kitchen

A special opportunity to share blessings and joy with soldiers
who risk their lives to protect the citizens of Israel.

Help United Hatzalah Face Terror in Israel 

Grow and Behold Foods

Stock Up On Pantry Basics
Eden Foods began in Ann Arbor, MI in the late 1960s

Culinary Arts & Athletics Camp - Join Camp Zeke !

College education ...
Enhance. Elevate. Excel - In your Torah Learning !
Naaleh College is an independent college licensed by the State of Florida
Summer semester begins: July 11, 2016
Fall semester begins: September 12, 2016

How To Courses for Busy HomeMakers

HISTORICAL not hysterical ;-) 
Have Fun With Your Kids In The Kitchen Without Going Crazy

WATCH: Q&A With Jamie - How to Make Ahead and Freeze (7:40)

Freezer Stock Up: Complete Meals To Make In Advance

WATCH: Tips for Making Ahead and Freezing Recipes

Fake It Till You Make It With These Cooking Tips and Tricks That Make It

Do You Have a Fear of Fleish ?

Tu B'Shevat Guide

20 Incredible Cookie Recipes

18 Ways Honey Makes Every Recipe Better

The Best Recipes of 2015

How to Cook the Best Cholent Recipe - beloved hubby amazing (12:01)

Joy of Israel Episode 5 - City of David Tour (5:09)

♥†♥ ♥†♥ ♥†♥

Joy of Kosher w Jamie Geller (0:41) 





About -
Whether you keep kosher or are just kosher-curious,,
starring best-selling cookbook author Jamie Geller, is the ultimate online
community for people with good taste who are passionate about food. features thousands of gourmet and everyday kosher
recipes searchable by category (dairy, meat or pareve), cuisine, course,
and/or holiday, plus cooking tips and tricks from celebrity chefs and food
personalities. also offers mouth-watering menu ideas for
Shabbat and all Jewish holidays. You don’t have to be kosher to love kosher !

Verily, Beloveds, I can scarcely take this all in while here on
the Lord's Earth, when we are all finally home, please, do
stop by to see Jamie and those beloveds within her given house ...

Beautiful - watch and hear oh so closely beloveds ...

Handcrafted Luxury Challah Covers From Israel ...

But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 KJV

Shabbat Shalom - Behaalotecha (When You Raise) - Meaning of the Menorah !!!

Torah and yad
Shabbat Shalom
Welcome to our study of this week’s Torah portion, which is called Parasha Behaalotecha (When You Raise).
This is the portion that will be read this Shabbat (Saturday) in synagogues around the world.  We know you will be blessed as you read it along with us!
Numbers 8:1–12:16; Zechariah 2:14[10]–4:7; Philippians 2:1–18
“Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and say to him, When you set up (behaalotecha בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ) the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the Menorah.”  
(Numbers 8:1
Last week, in Parasha Naso, the numbering of Israel continued with a census of the Levites.  The Nazirite vow was detailed, as well as the Aaronic Blessing.
This week's Scripture portion is named Behaalotecha, which means when you step up because it begins with instructions as to how the Menorah (lampstand) is to be set up in the Tabernacle.  A related word is aliyah (עליה) — the Hebrew word for immigrating to the Land of Israel.  It can also be defined as the act of going up.
To take the step of faith to return to the Land of our Forefathers (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) is an act of spiritual elevation.
                Temple Institute has created this life-sized menorah for
                use in the future Third Temple.
The Temple Institute has created this life-sized
menorah for use in the future Third Temple.  The
menorah is made of 45 kg of 24 karat pure gold
and is hammered out of a single block of solid gold.
(Photo by Francisco Martins)
The Menorah: Raising the Light of Purity
“Now this workmanship of the Menorah was hammered gold; from its shaft to its flowers it was hammered work.  According to the pattern which the LORD had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.”  (Numbers 8:4)
Parasha Behaalotecha opens with the kindling of the Menorah.  This lampstand is a symbol of the light of revelation and truth.
God commanded Moses to make it out of gold according to the pattern shown him on Mount Sinai.  Why gold and not bronze or silver?
Gold symbolizes something precious — of great value, and it is a metaphor for purity in the Bible.
The fire in the Menorah represents the fire of the Divine Light spreading throughout the entire world, beginning with Israel.
We can understand it also as Godliness; therefore, the fire can be seen as symbolic of God refining His people so that they may be as fine gold!
“He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver.  Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness.” (Malachi 3:3)
                gold is poured into moulds.
Smelted gold is poured into moulds.
The Light of Obedience
Seven lamps were lit on the Menorah.  
Why are there seven golden lampstands and not five or nine or any other number?  According to ancient Jewish thought, seven stands for perfection or completion.
The Book of Revelation also speaks of seven golden lampstands in a vision God gave to John:  "And I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me.  And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands."  (Revelation 1:12)
Here, these seven golden lampstands represent the seven congregations in Asia Minor (Revelation 1:10–11, 20).
God warned that He might remove the lampstand of a congregation if they continue in sin and refuse to repent.  As Yeshua (Jesus) told the church at Ephesus: "I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its place — unless you repent."  (Revelation 2:5)
Those who are His followers continually grow in obedience, love, joy, and peace, becoming more and more like Yeshua.
That love, joy, and peace shines forth through a dark and dreary world like a beacon of hope.  It makes others desire the Source of that goodness.
A Jewish
                father and son at the Western (Wailing) Wall in
                Jerusalem share the burden of carrying the heavy Torah
                scroll. (Photo by Reinhardt Konig)
A Jewish father and son at the Western (Wailing) Wall in Jerusalem
share the burden of carrying the heavy Torah scroll. 
(Photo by Reinhardt Konig)
Cleansing of God’s Servants
“Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4)
As we pursue the Lord, we also pursue purity in our attitudes, our speech, and our ministry.
And so we read in this Parasha that the Levites who served God in the Temple had to be cleansed and purified before beginning their ministry.
“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: ‘Take the Levites from among the children of Israel and cleanse them ceremonially.  Thus you shall do to them to cleanse them:  Sprinkle water of purification on them, and let them shave all their body, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean.’”  (Numbers 8:5–7)
God took the Levites as His own in place of the firstborn who were spared during the Ten Plagues in Egypt.  Most of those sons defiled their hearts and spirits when they worshiped the Golden Calf.
The Levites didn’t worship the calf.  They stayed faithful and true to the God of Israel; therefore, they were given the work of service in the Tabernacle, instead of Israel's firstborn sons.
Only those Levites between the ages of 25–50 could qualify to serve in the Tabernacle.  After the age of fifty, the Levites were required to retire from active duty. They could stand guard (and according to the Jewish commentator Rashi, sing, lock the gates, and load the wagons), but could not serve in the Tabernacle.
                ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall.
Murmuring in the Wilderness
“The manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.  The people went about and gathered it and ground it in handmills or beat it in mortars and boiled it in pots and made cakes of it.  And the taste of it was like the taste of cakes baked with oil.” (Numbers 11:7–8)
In Parasha Behaalotecha, the Israelites resume their trek to the Promised Land.  The Divine fire-cloud accompanies them as a supernatural manifestation of God's Presence.
It has been a year since He delivered His Chosen People from bondage in Egypt.  They saw the River Nile turn to blood and their firstborn saved by blood.  They even walked through a parted sea into safety.
But experiencing God's supernatural Presence and His provision of manna did not stop them from murmuring in the wilderness.
Oh how they complained!  Even to the point of rejecting God and desiring to go back to bondage where they could have the fish “that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.”  (Numbers 11:5)
Despite the manna, they were consumed with a craving for meat.  The Bible does not explain why they did not eat meat from their herds of sheep.
Lamb in
                flowers near Jerusalem
Lamb in flowers near Jerusalem
Moses finds the people's complaining so hard to bear that he is ready to die if no solution is found, and his honesty with God brings about a Divine solution.
God tells him to gather 70 experienced elders to the Tent of Meeting.  They are to share the burden of leadership and God endows them with Moses' spirit (Numbers 11:17).  In Judaism, this act of God is seen to forever legitimate the judicial role of Israel's elders.
God also promises Moses that He will give the people so much meat that they will be sick of it, which Moses finds difficult to believe.
To satisfy the cravings of these ungrateful Israelites, God sends tons of quail.  Many gorge themselves and die as God's anger is unleashed due to their rejection of Him.  They are buried at the place they named Kibroth-hattaavah (graves of craving).
(Numbers 11:31–35)
Miriam and Aaron also complain by speaking against their brother Moses. They criticize Moses for marrying a Cushite woman — slander, and they want more respect as prophets in their own right — pride.
For speaking lashon harah (slander, but also speaking the truth to injure) and for pride, God strikes Miriam with leprosy; she turns white “like snow.”
Aaron recognizes their sin and cries out to the Lord, “O God, please heal her — please.”
Although repentance helps restore our relationship with God, a lesson still has to be learned by them and the entire community.  They cannot move ahead until Miriam spends seven days outside the camp.
                Orthodox Jewish man writes a Torah scroll.
An Orthodox Jewish man writes a Torah scroll.
Haftarah (Prophetic Portion): Purity and the Menorah
The prophetic reading this Shabbat (Zechariah 2:14[10]–4:7) begins with an invitation to shout for joy because God will dwell in the midst of Zion and once again choose Jerusalem.  In that day many nations will join themselves to the Lord.
Zechariah's vision confirms how deeply Adonai cares about the cleansing of His people.
The Prophet Zechariah sees the high priest Joshua, son of Jehozadak, standing before the angel of the Lord in the Heavenly Court.
Satan is also there accusing Joshua, who is clothed in filthy rags, a metaphor for sin.  According to Rashi, Joshua is guilty of allowing his sons to marry foreign women, which is not allowed for Levites (see Ezra 10:18).
                the Torah scroll at the Western (Wailing) Wall (Photo by
                Francisco Martins)
Reading the Torah scroll at the Western (Wailing) Wall  (Photo by
Francisco Martins)
The Angel of the Lord identifies Joshua as a brand plucked from the fire, which an article on the Chabad website interprets as the "hardships of exile."
Indeed, Joshua has returned from the Babylonian exile along with Zerubbabel and the Jewish exiles to Jerusalem where they will rebuild the city and the Jewish Temple.
The Lord rebukes Satan and says to Joshua, “See, I have removed your guilt from you, and you shall be clothed in [priestly] robes.” (Zechariah 3:4)
Zechariah then describes his vision of a seven-branched Menorah, which is kindled for the first time in this week's Torah reading.
A model
                of the Second Temple.
A model of the Second Temple.
Empowered by the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit)
Rebuilding Jerusalem and the Second Temple is a huge task.  And through the Prophet Zechariah, God reassures both Joshua and Zerubbabel that He is behind the initiative.
Immediately after Zechariah sees the Menorah, the symbol of purity and the light of truth reaching the nations, the Lord gives a word to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah, saying,
"Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit — said the Lord of Hosts."  (Zechariah 4:6)
Of course, pursuing spiritual goals is too difficult if we are left to our own devices.  Both the Parasha reading and the Haftarah reading reveal that we have supernatural help.
We see that even Moses had his limits as a mere man.  No one — not even Moses himself — could do the work of Moses without being anointed with the Spirit of God.
To ease Moses' burden, God spread some of Moses’ anointing — the Holy Spirit Himself — giving it to 70 respected elders who would share in the task of leadership.
The Scriptures say that these elders immediately prophesied.  When the Spirit of God is working in someone, spiritual gifts manifest.  Prophecy is just one of these gifts
(see 1 Corinthians 12:4–11, 28; Romans 12:6–8)
These gifts were only available to a select few until the Ruach (Spirit) descended on Shavuot upon the first Believers 50 days after Yeshua's resurrection.
                boys pray at the Western (Wailing) Wall.
Jewish boys pray at the Western (Wailing) Wall.
Through Yeshua, our garments of iniquity have been removed and we, like Joshua, are clothed in vestments of purity and righteousness.  This is a fulfillment of Zechariah's prophecy, which foretells of a time when the Messiah will remove all iniquity in a single day.
“I am going to bring My servant the Branch [a future king from the line of David] and I will remove that country's guilt in a single day.  In that daydeclares the LORD of Hosts you will be inviting each other to the shade of vines and fig trees.”  (Zechariah 3:8–10; Jeremiah 33:15)
This righteous Branch from the line of David has appeared, and in one day, He paid the penalty for our sin and clothed us with His righteousness.
Each of us need God's Ruach in our lives empowering us to obey His word, manifest His love, joy, and peace, and exercise spiritual gifts He has bestowed.  Filled with that Spirit, each of us are beacons of light that show the way to a lost and dying world.
One practical way we can shine as lights in the midst of the darkness is by refusing to complain and, instead, express gratitude in all things, rejoicing in the Lord always.
“Do everything without complaining or arguing so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.”  (Philippians 2:14–15)
Praying hands and an oil
You can shine Yeshua's light in the Holy Land and among the Jewish People worldwide by helping the ministry of Bibles For Israel.
"But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Yeshua, his Son, purifies us from all sin."  (1 John 1:7)

Willing to Help

Shabbat Shalom from the
Entire Bibles For Israel Family!  M
ay your light shine ever brighter until that perfect day !
“The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.”  (Proverbs 4:18)

The Jewish people (the People of the Book)
gave the world the BIBLE. Today there are about 14 million
Jewish people in the world though most have never studied
the Messianic Prophecies. Finally, for the first time, there will
be a Hebrew Messianic Prophecy Bible, based on the
Ancient Dead Sea Scrolls and Masoretic texts translated
into hundreds of languages, exposing the true meanings.

Many have falsely said that God is finished with His
Chosen People; however, Bible prophecy clearly states that
this will never be so. In fact, in these Last Days,God is moving
among His people to physically and spiritually restore them.

Disclaimer ... ô¿ô
This Email is covered by
the Electronic Communication Privacy Act
18 U.S.C 2510-2521 and may be legally privileged.
The information contained in this Email is intended only
for the use and discretion of the individual or entity recipient.
Kindly use Bcc: blind carbon copy when forwarding.
All unsubscriptions are honored by subject line reply
Inclusive - Pursuant to Title 17 U.S.C. 107, other copyrighted
work is provided for educational purposes, research, critical
comment, or debate without profit or payment. If you wish to
use copyrighted material from this email for your own purposes
beyond the fair use exception, you must obtain permission
from the copyright owner. Views are those of the authors and
not necessarily those of The Conservative Sanctuary - peer to
peer review private email and are not subject to public domain.
Content may be copyright as to individual authors for public use.
A greater part of intelligence analysis is deciphering the information
from the disinformation, this is under the guises of tradecraft.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105 KJV

Birkat Kohanim (4:08)

Proud to be a Jew and an Israeli
I am Israeli - אני ישראלי (1:54)

Greatest vid on planetary truth ever made - Christine Hummingbird
Snatched away from the Lie: Flat Earth, Wernher Von Braun, and The Manchild (4:10:40)

Washington A Man of Prayer 2015 - Jonathan Cahn's message (8:53)
w transcript - Rabbi Jonathan Cahn Gives America a Final Warning 
Thanks - Timothy A. Pope

The King James Bible Documentary (59:06)
Published on Sep 14, 2015 - Itiswrittenkjv1611

Guns, Islam and Orlando - Bill Whittle (4:19)

MIDNIGHT RIDE - When Rogue Politicians Call For Martial Law (1:50:55)

Greatest INTEL vids ever made ...
WORLD WAR 3 – END OF DAYS – 2015 (3:28)
Russia & China Vs USA WW3 (13:28)

Trump Train Derails The NWO (5:44)
Best Campaign Ad ever made ...
The greatest video of TRUMP you will ever see ... (8:27)
Greatest Trump rally - Tucson AZ - 3/19/16 - 45k+ people attend (2:43:50)
Donald J. Trump - Once Upon a Time in America (2:17)
Bob Hope best movie line ever (0:24)

Rise Up ! An Anthem For The Revolution - LogisticsMonster (5:18)

Southern Heritage News & Views
Under God, our Vindicator

No comments:

Post a Comment