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Here, I will take the time to bring about the studies of Torah or the Tanakh, which have become what is known as the Holy Bible of today; from a Ras Tafarian perspective. Given many have sought to understand what Ras Tafarians actually think & see in their own interpretation of the Scriptures. I must disclaim that this blog is of my own understanding of the Scriptures, which I received from many sources. Though others may see parallels to other interpretations when compared to this one I will present for people to see; PLEASE TAKE THIS TESTIMONY AS MY OWN, FROM MY OWN UNDERSTANDING. I’am no priest, rabbi, or ordained minister by the standards of what people know as of, in today’s society. I’am simply a humble individual who has received what has been given to share one’s own revelation with others who may or may not seek to do the same; or even just want to pick a Ras Tafarian’s brain on certain topics which they have scattered thoughts about. ( please, keep an open mind, share your thoughts, questions, and so forth & I will sincerely try my best to answer them with the most accuracy I’am able to bring forth.)

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Yom HaShoah – יום השואה – Day of Remembrance

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

Welcome to all once again, to another posts from Ras Tafari Renaissance! I, Lidj Yefdi, will bring to you yet another thought provoking “word-sound”(presentation) that is sure to get your attention, if you’re not faculties are intact. If there not, hopefully this will awaken them.

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Zacor – Hebrew word with the meaning; “remember”

Today, is not so much a joyous event or day commemoration but yet a somber, and more day reflection for especially for the Hebrews, and the Hebrew-minded peoples, with the exception of the children of the peoples who also suffered many persecutions upon the day which this is marked.  As an Ethiopian-Hebrew, of the tribe of Yihuda, I extend my condolences, my prayers for strength, of mind, body and spirit and soul, to those who also share the grief of recalling the remembrances of this day.

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יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה
Yom Ha’Shoah; Holocaust Remembrance Day, memorial day set in place by David ben Gurion and Yitzhak ben Zvi, in the State of Israel. Yom Ha’Shoah commemorates the Jewish people who perished during the Holocaust in Europe, during World War II.

In this post, I will give reflection on the commemoration which has its place on this day. To so many, who come into the Judaic faith, (in one way or another), today has its significance in there hearts and minds. Why???,…Well, today is a day when one should take the time to examine their own life and truly look upon how they value themselves, as well as, others. Today is what has become a  memorial to those slain in the perilous times of World War II, and suffered nearly endlessly at the hands of Nazi-Germany and Nazism, as a whole.

euro-jewish holocaust(yom hasoah-holocaust day of remembrance)

In this presentation, I will do my best to refrain from giving every single detail of the horrific events that took place during this time.

(I will leave that up to YOU ALL to educate yourselves & teach your children along with those around you, what kind of importance this matter has!)

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But not only the European-Jews but, many other people were subjugated to physical torture, castration, euthanasia, toil, despair, and many other horrid acts. So, in this day in age, though many things have changed, I can clearly see, by JAH’s(God ALMIGHTY) grace that many things have stayed the same.

German-Nazi anti jazz, propaganda poster

German-Nazi anti jazz, propaganda poster

But, it should be no excuse to not educate yourself, and those whom we continue to say, “hold the future in their hands” about how to treat people, conduct themselves in a civil manner, stand on truth, and take heed to moral principles.

Romanis who did not fit into the ideology of the Aryan race.

Romanis who did not fit into the ideology of the Aryan race.

The mentally & physically handicapped; also did not fit.

Jehovah’s Witnesses were faced with a similar demise, in these times.

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Homosexuals, suffered horrific torture, as well, under Nazi-controlled Germany.

The word in Shoa, (Shôá – שׁוֹא) in the Hebrew, according to the specifics of the particular word we find that it comes the meanings of; destruction, desolation, tempest, and all by implication devastation.

Afro-Germans suffered the same fate as the others who didn't fit into Nazism plan.

Afro-Germans suffered the same fate as the others who didn’t fit into the Nazism plan.

” Yom HaZikaron LaShoah (W)VeLaGe[b]vurah “

(יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day“), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration.

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Communists, Socialists, and trade union leaders had become political opponents to Nazism, as well.

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Differences held for nothing inside concentration camps.

Differences held for nothing inside concentration camps.

In Auschwitz

In Auschwitz

The European Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period.  In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public holiday.

Selective readings:

It was inaugurated on 1953, anchored by a law signed by the Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and the President of Israel Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. It is held on the 27th of Abïb/Nïsán (April/May), unless the 27th would be adjacent to Shabbat, in which case the date is shifted by a day.

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Let this day be a hard lesson learned that evil knows no boundaries, and what was right in the past,…is still right today & tomorrow.

http://www.ushmm.org/

http://www.theholocaustexplained.org/

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Spring_Holidays/Yom_Hashoah/yom_hashoah.html

https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/yom-hashoah

MORE UNSEEN READING/STUDY MATERIAL:

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Meanwhile, in other parts of the world under the domination of the colonial and fascist regime,…….

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http://www.amazon.com/Germanys-Black-Holocaust-1890-1945-Untold/dp/0963129341

Ethiopian Jews Tried To Rescue European Jews During The Holocaust

ethiopian jews tried to save israelis from holocaust - [failedmessiah.typepad.com]

In 1943 an Ethiopian Jewish leader appealed to Ethiopia's Emperor Haile Selassie I, to take in Jewish refugees from Europe and allow them to settle in Ethiopian Jewish towns and villages. But it was too late.

failedmessiah.typepad.com/ failed_messiahcom/ 2012/ 04/ ethiopian-jews-tried-to-rescue-european-jews-during-the-holocaust-345 .html

haile sellassie's war

shalom/selam/peace

Lidj Yefdi” – Yohannes Wolde Amanuel

RSS#26 (በስምንተኛውም ቀን / שְּׁמִינִי)

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

I welcome you all to a new regeneration of cycle Torah readings! This is another one of the many interpretations of the Scriptures from the light of Ras Tafari by, I, Lidj Yefdi (or Yefdeyah). I assure you that if you are patient with me, come with a willing mind and heart(ready to learn), you will receive more than what you might have asked for, in seeking the perspective of a Ras Tafarian’s I-sight (eyesight) into the study of the Scriptures. So, with this Hebrew Shabbot(or Sabbath day) if those who actually open up their Bibles to read in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, have come to the opening of the Torah portions with Shemini – שְּׁמִינִי, from a Jewish/Hebrew mode of study for those out in the diaspora, living outside of Jerusalem or Israel.  From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the 5777, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 25th – כה, & on the 26th – כו, of the month of Nïsán/ Abïb – אביב / נִיסָן, for this week, in this mode of study; for those out in the diaspora or outside of Jerusalem/Israel. (The Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) &, from an Ethiopic-Christian perspective, in what may be known as the year 2009/2029/7509, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 14th – ፲፬, & on the 15th – ፲፭, of the ወርኀ(Wärha – month) of Mïyázïya – ሚያዝያ.  In the Scriptures, what is also known as BeS’minteñawim Q’en – በስምንተኛውም ቀን.  The Ethiopic calendar is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) aligns to this Sabbath (or Senbet – ሰንበት) in the Ethiopian language of Amharic, which is currently one of the languages of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (the other language being Ge’ez-(ግእዝ)).

Readings:

Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47

II Samuel 6:1 – 7:17

Hebrews 8: 1-6

In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, eight days after the ordination or anointing of the Kohani’im (Priesthood), Moses now instructs Aaron to prepare a sin offering of a young bullock , as well as, a burnt offering of a ram and the children of Israel, were instructed to bring a sin offering of one kid from the goats, and a their burnt offering was to be one calf and one lamb, both of the first year, without blemishes.  Another bullock and ram were brought for a peace offering, along with a meat offering mingled with oil before God.

[Lev. 9:1-20]

A wave offering was also presented before God, & the people were blessed out of the fire, because of the following of the laws and statutes while serving God in the wilderness.

[Lev. 9:21-24]

Nadab & Abihu

Nadab & Abihu

Aaron’s sons, Nadab & Abihu, were serving and performing the duties of the Priesthood, but offered a “strange fire” before God, which he had commanded them not to do. This action resulted in their judgment, which came by their deaths by being consumed by fire. Aaron, saw the consequences of the negative choices his own sons made by not staying in line with the Sinaitic Covenant & in line with the Order of the Levites; the statutes established between Israel & God upon Mount Sinai.

[Lev. 10:1-3]

wayikra - parsha (High_Priest_Offering_Incense_on_the_Altar)

But, Aaron other sons: Eleazar & Ithamar were grafted into the posts of the Priesthood and taught to conduct themselves in the manners of the ways of God’s covenant.

[Lev. 10:6-15]

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In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, God also constitutes the laws regarding what has become known as “Kosher” (Kosher accounts to Kashrut – כַּשְׁרוּת )pertaining to what can be consumed as food or dietary for the children of Israel.

[Lev. 11]

FotoFlexer_PhotoAaron’s sons, Nadab & Abihu, were serving and performing the duties of the Priesthood, but offered a “strange fire” before God, which he had commanded them not to do. This action resulted in their judgment, which came by their deaths by being consumed by fire. Aaron, saw the consequences of the negative choices his own sons made by not staying in line with the Sinaitic Covenant& in line with the Order of the Levites; the statutes established between Israel & God upon Mount Sinai.

[Lev. 10:1-3]

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But, Aaron’s other sons: Eleazar & Ithamar were grafted into the posts of the Priesthood and taught to conduct themselves in the manners of the ways of God’s covenant.

[Lev. 10:6-15]

In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, God also constitutes the laws regarding what has become known as “Kosher” (Kosher accounts to Kashrutכַּשְׁרוּת) pertaining to what can be consumed as food or dietary (from a Ras Tafarian’s ideology dietary=”Livity”) for the children of Israel.

[Lev. 11]

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[SIDENOTES] – great facts for further research

This week’s Torah portion(study) is called Sheminiשְּׁמִינִי

H.I.M. Haile Sellassie I, made a way for REPATRIATION for those forcibly removed from their origins, and the land was named Shashamane – ሻሸመኔ

SHASHAMANE IS TO RASTAFARIANS _AS_ MECCA IS TO MUSLIMS(MOSLEMS)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shashamane

Ras Tafarian restaurant in Shashamane, with elaborate painting of the Seal of Imperial Ethiopia. {Imperial Ethiopian Coat of Arms / Crest}

Ras Tafarian restaurant in Shashamane, with elaborate painting of the Seal of Imperial Ethiopia. {Imperial Ethiopian Coat of Arms / Crest}…Ras Tafarian cuisine is majority vegan/vegetarian, raw food, and organic based.

[MORE NOTES: for study]

ETHIOPIAN-HEBREWS vid SHASHAMANE IS STILL THE ISSUE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQmHgffLodE

NEGUSNEGESTITYOPIYAH vid _SLAVERY TO FREEDOM in SHASHAMANE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spCSwk2RwAc

CNN REPORT: ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION HISTORIC 1948 LAND GRANT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ1tDfiu4ks

Bob Marley(Birhane Selassie) SPEAKS ON THE LAND GRANT OF SHASHAMANE , HON. MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN SPEAKS RAS TAFAR and ETHIOPIA; RAS IADINOS TEFERI (of the L.O.J. SOCIETY CONCLUDES_

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=y7d–lBqCjw&NR=1

✡ Groundation Day ☩ April 21, 1966 ✡

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

Ras Tafari Renaissance writes to give perspective to the memorial day of Ras Tafari specifically known as “Groundation Day.”

RRR commemorates the visit of His Imperial Majesty (Girmawi Negus Nägäst – ግርማዊ ንጉሥ ነገስት) to the descendants of the Exiles, in the Western Hemisphere.  Ras Tafari clearly made their claim to the devotion, and sanctity of the Throne of David within their midst.  Though, the King of Kings of Ethiopia, made his initial visit to the country of Jamaica, when the Ras Tafari movement had its inception and thrival, there where also visits to the surrounding Islands(ex. Trinidad & Tobago, etc. – video link @ conclusion)  and eventually the North country; the United States of America.

We know that Haile Sellassie I, visited places in the West before, especially the USA, but we make a significant notation here because of the mission assumably over-stood for the visitation.  His Imperial Majesty was making the connection with the Exiles of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, removed from their origin and now living in the lands of their desolation.  Ras Tafari, valiantly awaited the King of Kings to greet him with warm welcomes and adoration at the hands of the very prominent Ras Tafari teacher and supposedly a very strong influence in the life the Reggae Legend, Bob Marley (aka Birhane Selassieብርሃነ ሰላሴ)፡ … Mortmier Planno.

Ras Mortimer Planno

Ras Mortimer Planno

Haile Sellassie I, spoke with many Ras Tafarians in Jamiaca, like the Honorable Prince Emmanuel I, founder of the Bobo Shanti order(mansion) of Ras Tafari, and many others witnessed the visitation of the King of Kings to the Exiles;

HIM & Hon. Prince Emmanuel I

HIM & Hon. Prince Emmanuel I

Rita Marley being in the number, while Bob Marley was yet pursuing his musical career in the US (Delaware to be exact).

here are some her own words from the experience:

“Rita Marley says, she converted to the Ras Tafari faith after seeing Haile Selassie in his motorcade en route to the King’s House. She claimed, in interviews and in her book No Woman No Cry, that she had seen a stigmata on Haile Selassie’s hand as he waved to the crowd, and was instantly convinced of his divinity.”

[No Woman, No Cry; Rita Marley]

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H.I.M. Haile Selassie I, 1966, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago

(shouts out to ReggiMusic on YoutTube for the visuals)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grounation_Day

artist unknown (RRR would like to recognize, so please assist)

artist unknown (RRR would like to recognize, so please assist??)

☩ Fasika (ፋሲካ) ✡ Tins(h)a’e (ትንሣኤ) ☩ = Resurrection

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

Ras Tafari Renaissance writes to give perspective to the Ethiopic Tewahido-Orthodox, celebration of Fasika – ፋሲካ (which by transliteration and translation; corresponds directly to the Hebraic P(F)esach – פסח). In other circles of the Liturgical adherents to the Ethiopian Tewahido-Orthodox Church, the name for this observance, can also be called Be’äl Tinsæy – በዓል ትንሣኤ.  I refrain from using the Western Christendom adherance to the psuedo-equivalent, known as Easter; mainly because at the sheer core of the observance of Easter, stems from Greco-Roman Mythology(Eros, Easter Eggs, Easter Bunny, Greek Mythology etc.), and the origin of the celebration of Fasika, comes from the Hebraic Passover (Pesach/PesaKH‘= פֶּסַח) & Feast of Unleavened Bread (KH’ag/Chag HaMatz’ot – Chag ha-Matzot = חג המצה).

Sh’mura Matz’ot – Rabbinical supervised unleavened bread

Fasika commemorates the Resurrection of CHRIST, though the exact day for celebration can be calculated from a perspective that is only slightly in contrast to the original calculation. Through and through, Fasika assuredly gives a better foundation in the surreal conclusion that is the life of CHRIST.

– Ethiopian baked bread (Injera)

Fasika is an extremely climatic celebration, like the Roman Catholic Church fasting season(often called “Lent”), but predating it by hundreds of years, the Ethiopian Tewahido-Orthodox Church adherents go into a fasting, and prayer period consisting of about approx., 40-to-56 days. This important and soul-searching, period of time is known to the adherents as Hudâdæ – ሑዳዴ, or Abiy’ Ts’ome – ዓቢይ ጾመ.

[The Church, in her earliest days, recognized the necessity for her children to “chastise the body and bring it under subjection”, as St. Paul advises. The body is ever striving for mastery over the spirit; besides the external sources of temptation, “the world”, we have always another source with us which is a part of our nature. This is the reason for mortification. Self denial is in lawful things enables us to turn with great earnestness to spiritual things. It is on these grounds that the Ethiopian church has strictly adhered to the injunctions of the Didascalia and enjoyed on the faithful the longest and most austere fasts in the world. Fasting implies abstention from food and drink. Special days are appointed for fasting. Every Wednesday and Friday are days of fasting because on Wednesday the Jews held a council in which they rejected and condemned our Lord and on Friday they crucified him.]

The fasting of this particular, observance in the Tewahido Church-(Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church) are ordained by the Fetha Nägäst–  , or plainly translated to English as the “Law of the Kings.”

{from ethiopianorthodox.org}

Now, in addition to the contributions of the Judeo-Christian, Ethiopian Orthodox-Tewahedo Church, we accredit this small excerpt from the Sage Journals:

"Traditionally, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) holds that its canon of the Scriptures comprises eighty-one books of the Old and New Testaments. However, which books comprise this list remains obscure and the very little research executed so far on the topic is both insufficient and misleading..."

– YOU CAN FIND THE LINK TO THIS ARTICLE BELOW.

links about Fasika & Tinsa’e here @:

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Spring_Holidays/Unleavened_Bread/unleavened_bread.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasika

http://www.dw.com/en/ethiopia-fasting-for-55-days/g-38067533

https://addisabram.wordpress.com/tag/tensae/

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1889922_1890008_1889929,00.html

http://allafrica.com/stories/201504132413.html

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2051677016651486

✡ Feast of Unleavened Bread – የቂጣውን እንጀራ በዓል – חג המצות ✡ …Passover continued…

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

Ras Tafari Renaissance writes to give perspective to the Hebraic remembrance of the Passover. In modern Judaism, it is known by the Hebrew term as Pesach – פֶּסַח. Jewish traditions celebrate the liberation from slavery in Egypt approx., 3,300 yrs ago by God; during the time of the Pharaohs, and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of. But, from the Ethiopian-Hebraic perspective, the liberation came from within a spiritual, socio-political, and religious viewpoints between Northern Egypt (Lower Egypt) & Southern Egypt (Upper Egypt).

Now as the celebration of Pesach has come to a close for this year and the festival/feast of Unleavened Bread has begun, we here at RRR, seek to expound on the intricate details of the second celebration which extends the joyous event of Pesach;

the Feast of Unleavened Bread – የቂጣውን በዓል – חג המצות.

– Ethiopian baked bread (Injera)

During the initiation of the Passover, the last plague (10th/tenth) placed upon the Egyptians and the Land of Egypt, the children of Israel the next morning were unable to fully prepare for the journey they were about to take through the wilderness; for they were thrust out Egypt for Pharaoh wanted nothing more to do with the Hebrews for the power of God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob had proven omnipotent.

[Exod. 11:29-33]


The Egyptians were urgent on getting the children of Israel, to leave the land of Egypt after the angel of death, sent by the God of the Hebrews to plague Egypt, of the all the firstborn of the land.

So, the Israelites took what they could of their own belongings, and the Egyptians lent to them what they didn’t have for fear of any plagues. But, when it came to the food that the children of Israel sought to take with them, the bread they had baked was without leaven so the dough had no time to rise for they sought to leave Egypt abruptly.

Israel leaving Egypt _ painting by Tissot

While, in route through the wilderness the children of Israel ate unleavened bread, until there was no more bread at all; as they did for the institution of the Passover Seder.

[Exod. 12:15 ; vrs. 33-51]

– notice the similarities in the (L) Ethiopian “Sahin” & the (R) Hebrew “Seder” plates.

Links for Study:

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Spring_Holidays/Pesach/pesach.html

http://www.lionofjudahsociety.org/free-pdf-book-rastafari-exodus-passover-haggadah-seder-worthy-is-jah-lamb/

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lojsociety

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passover

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/871715/jewish/Passover-Pesach-2017.htm

http://www.jewfaq.org/holidaya.htm

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/passover-history-and-overview

✡ Passover – פֶּסַח – Pesach ✡

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

Ras Tafari Renaissance writes to give perspective to the Hebraic remembrance of the Passover. In modern Judaism, it is known by the Hebrew term as Pesach – פֶּסַח. Jewish traditions celebrate the liberation from slavery in Egypt approx., 3,300 yrs ago by God; during the time of the Pharaohs, and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of. But, from the Ethiopian-Hebraic perspective, the liberation came from within a spiritual, socio-political, and religious viewpoints between Northern Egypt(Lower Egypt) & Southern Egypt(Upper Egypt).

Passover is considered apart of the Shalosh Regalim, or the main festivals of Israel’s commemoration to God. The day commences on the afternoon of the Hebraic, 14th of the month of Nisan.

[the Three Pilgrimage feast/festivals – Shalosh Regalim]

The narrative of the Exodus from the Scriptures, [Exo. 23: 15], gives the overlay of the children of Israel story in Rgypt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passover

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/871715/jewish/What-Is-Passover.htm

http://www.jewfaq.org/holidaya.htm

Passover commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and is celebrated for seven or eight days. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.

 

The Israelites were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a slaughtered spring lamb (“pascal lamb”) and, upon seeing this, the spirit of the Lord knew to pass-over the first-born in these homes, hence the English name of the holiday.

Selective readings for the Passover season are read throughout Hebraic households, communities, and congregations during this special time to keep a remembrance among these said communities for generations to come.

RSS#25 (እዘዛቸው/צַו)

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

I welcome you all to a new regeneration of cycle Torah readings! This is another one of the many interpretations of the Scriptures from the light of Ras Tafari by, I, Lidj Yefdi (or Yefdeyah). I assure you that if you are patient with me, come with a willing mind and heart(ready to learn), you will receive more than what you might have asked for, in seeking the perspective of a Ras Tafarian’s I-sight (eyesight) into the study of the Scriptures. So, with this Hebrew Shabbot(or Sabbath day) if those who actually open up their Bibles to read in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, have come to the opening of the Torah portions with Tẓ’ăw(v) – צַו.  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5777, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 11th – יא, & on the 12th – יב,of the month of Nïsán/ Abïb – אביב / נִיסָן, for this week, in this mode of study; for those out in the diaspora or outside of Jerusalem/Israel. (The Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) &, from an Ethiopic-Christian perspective, in what may be known as the year 2009/2029/7509, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 30th – ፴, of the ወርኀ(Wärhamonth) of መጋቢት (Megabeet), & on the 1st – ፩, of the ወርኀ(Wärha – month) of Mïyázïya – ሚያዝያ.  In the Scriptures, what is also known as Izzäzachäw – እዘዛቸው.  The Ethiopic calendar is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) aligns to this Sabbath (or Senbet – ሰንበት) in the Ethiopian language of Amharic, which is currently one of the languages of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (the other language being Ge’ez-(ግእዝ)).

Readings:

Leviticus 6:8 – 8:36

Jeremiah 7: 21- 8:3

Jeremiah 9: 22-24

Hebrews 7:23- 8:6

zachor- remember
Zacor = “Remeberance”
http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Shabbat/Special/Zakhor/zakhor.html

Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, Moses receives further instructions from God about the laws and statutes for the “Sacrifices”/”Offerings,” that are to be administered by the preiesthood for the children of Israel.

tzaw – parsha (The Tabernacle (illustration from the 1901 Standard Eclectic Commentary))

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/purim/article_cdo/aid/644313/jewish/Zachor.htm

This portion of the study of the Scriptures, deals with the God’s instruction to Moses, in regards to the sacrifices (Korbanot – קורבנות/ Q’werban – ቍርባን), in categorization. Moses, addressed Aaron & his sons, [the priesthood] in accordance to the ordinances of the sacrifices. Aaron & his descendants were to dress themselves in the garments of linen to administer the works within the tabernacle.

sacrifice-offerings-article

The offerings were to be prepared with flour, oil, frankincense and to be burnt upon the altar to God. What was left over was to be eaten by the priesthood with unleavened bread, in the Holy Place of the Mishkan(Tabernacle).

[Lev. 6:14-23]

tzaw – parsha [kohaniim-kahinat-qessoch-qessiim]

After the laws were laid for the foundations of the sacrifices/offerings, Moses was to consecrate his brother Aaron, and his sons(along with ALL his descendants) to be the anointed priesthood, to carry out the works of God for the children of Israel.

tzaw – parsha (cohaniim-kahinat)[qessoch-qessiim]

Moses, and his brother Aaron, carried out all of the instructions given to them by God. In the wilderness they erected a Tabernacle, to the God that brought them out of bondage with the intent of bringing them to a land set forth for them to inherit. Aaron’s sons were designated to perform the services of the Tabernacle upkeep, for the children of Israel.

tzaw – parsha – [Urim -n- T(h)ummim]