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31st Parsha Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

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

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I welcome you all to one of the many interpretations of the Scriptures from the light of Ras Tafari by, I, Lidj Yefdi (pronounced Lij, Yef-dee).

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.

Now, with that said, let us go right into this…

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, nonetheless studied the Torah portion of Emor- אֱמֹר , for this week, in this mode of study, for those out in the diaspora or outside Jerusalem or Israel.  From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 16th & 17th of the month of Iyar- אִייָר‎ . (The Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) but,  from an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as Bileh N’gerachew- ብለህ ንገራቸው, on the 18th(፲፰) & 19th(፲፱) day of ወርኀ(month)- ሚያዝያ(Meeyazya). The Ethiopic calendar, which 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 21: 1- 24:23

Ezekiel 44: 15-31

I Peter 2: 4-10

So, in the study of the Biblical Scriptures, we have come to the portion of Emor, & in this section of Scripture, Moses receives from God other rules & regulations for the Priesthood of Israel.  In which, the priests were to sanctify themselves to be the priests of Israel to God, they were required to uphold specific standards and codes of decorum & they were to administer certain feasts which were to become memorial statutes for generations to come.

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In the opening of this study, God outlines more laws and statutes for the Priesthood. The priests of Israel are not defile themselves within or outside of the community Israel. If they(speaking of the priests), are to choose wives, the wives should come from within the community of the priesthood lineage, & the wives also should be sanctified along with the children that should come. The relationships and the walk of the priests should be in-law to the commandments of the God of Israel. [Lev. 21:1- 22:16]

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Tzipporah; a wonderful example of a virtuos woman. This her being given to Moshe(Moses) by her father Yitro(Jethro) for marriage_from the animated movie "Prince Of Egypt"

Tzipporah(the Ethiopian woman); a wonderful example of a virtuous woman. This is her being given to Moshe(Moses) by her father Yitro(Jethro)-[the Priest or “Sheikh” of Midian] for marriage_from the animated movie “Prince Of Egypt”

The feast and memorials were told to Moses by God also in this portion of Scripture. Moses is told to instruct the Israelites, especially the priesthood, to proclaim, observe, due diligence to the Holy Days, which were to be set apart as remembrances from generation to generation.

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Lev. 23: 1,2_ And the LORD spake to Moses, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

 These holy days were what has become into today’s society, known as: the weekly Sabbath(Shabbot-שבת) or the Seventh Day or the “Day of Rest”_[Lev. 23:3],

the fouteenth day of the first month(Nisan-Abib), Shavout-שבועות (or the Feast of Weeks)_[Lev. 23:15-21]

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

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/holidayc.html

Other names for the "Feasts of Weeks"--compiled by the works of Hebrew4Christians website.

Other names for the “Feasts of Weeks”–compiled by the works of Hebrew4Christians website.

The first day of the Seventh Month(Rosh Ha’Shanah-ראש השנה), shall be the “blowing of the trumpets”, an holy convocation. [Lev. 23:23-25]

Blowing of the Shofar_ from L-R (Rabbi Wentworth A. Matthew & priests of the Commandments Keepers, painting of the blowing of the Shofar, An Ethiopian Qes[priest] during TimQet)

Blowing of the Shofar_ from L-R (Rabbi Wentworth A. Matthew & priests of the Commandments Keepers, painting of the blowing of the Shofar, An Ethiopian Qes[priest] during TimQet)

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Rosh_Hashanah.shtml

The tenth day of the Seventh month(Yom Kippur-יוֹם כִּפּוּר), and it shall be a Day Of Atonement: it shall be an holy convocation to you; and shall afflict your souls and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. [Lev. 23:26-32]

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Yom_Kippur/yom_kippur.html

…& the fifteenth day of the Seventh month(Sukkot- סֻכּוֹת), shall be the feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD. [Lev. 23:33-42]

http://www.mechon-mamre.org/jewfaq/holiday5.htm

God continues instructing Moses to teach the priests on how to conduct services in the sanctuary of the Tabernacle. Things like; the lighting of the lamps for the candlestick(or the Menorah- מְנוֹרָה), on a regular basis,

Kohen-Priest-preparing-the-Menorah-images

the bread offerings, also where the meals were to take place within the Tabernacle.  [Lev. 24:1-10]  Then, the story of the “Blasphemer,” came to Moses  so that he should teach to the children of Israel. [Lev. 24]

"The Blasphemer Stoned" _(illustration from the 1728 Figures de la Bible)

“The Blasphemer Stoned” _(illustration from the 1728 Figures de la Bible)

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29th & 30th Parsha Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

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

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I welcome you all to one of the many interpretations of the Scriptures from the light of Ras Tafari by, I, Lidj Yefdi (pronounced Lij, Yef-dee).

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.

Now, with that said, let us go right into this…

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, nonetheless studied the Torah portion of A’KH’arei Mot-אַחֲרֵי מוֹת , for this week, in this mode of study, for those out in the diaspora or outside Jerusalem or Israel.  From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 9th & 10th of the month of Iyar- אִייָר‎ . (The Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) but,  from an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as Kemotu BeKH’wala-ከሞቱ በኋላ, on the 11th(፲፩) & 12th(፲፪) day of ወርኀ(month)- ሚያዝያ(Meeyazya). The Ethiopic calendar, which 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 16:1- 18:30

Ezekiel 22:1-19

Hebrews 9:11-28

Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, after the death Aaron’s two sons (Nadab & Abihu),

Nadab & Abihu, sons of Aaron

Nadab & Abihu, sons of Aaron

Moses is instructed by God to teach the children of Israel his ways for properly conducting themselves for the service of the Tabernacle. This portion of the Scriptures deals with the rituals which have become what is known today as Yom Kippur(the Day of Atonement), among the Hebrew/Judaic failthful.

When Moses receives the laws and instruction for the practices to be conducted, he is instructed to “cast lots” upon two goats, for the children of Israel. One “lot” is to be cast for an offering to God & the other for a “scapegoat.”

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[Lev. 16: 7-10]

The one goat that was be presented before God, for a sin offering. The other goat was to be left alive, presented to God for an atonement & set free into the wilderness carrying the sins of the children of Israel away from the camp.

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painting of the “Scapegoat” by William James Webb

 This ritual along with the other practices of the offerings/sacrifice were to be done in the Tabernacle(Mishkan), especially as a statute for Israel on the 10th day of the 7th(Tishrei-תִּשְׁרִי) month. [Lev. 16:29]

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

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/holiday4.html

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Yom_Kippur/yom_kippur.html

Also, in the parsha(portion) other commandment, laws, and statutes were given to the children of Israel to follow to keep themselves set apart from the other people they might find themselves around. [Lev. 18]

*THIS WEEK’S SABBATH COMES UP TO ANOTHER DOUBLE PORTION OF THE STUDY OF THE SCRIPTURES AS WELL*

–to keep up with an accurate number of the readings of the Torah for the yearly cycle

So, with the portion of the A’KHarei Mot-Kemotu BeKh’wala, the portion of Kedoshy’im-קְדֹשִׁים , will be read for this week’s Sabbath in the order of the Hebrew/Judaic cycle readings. This study comes to us as Q’idusan-ቅዱሳን, from the Ethiopic-Christian perspective.

The Gleaners (by Gustave Doré from the 1865 La Sainte Bible)

The Gleaners (by Gustave Doré from the 1865 La Sainte Bible) ; Lev. 19:9

The Hebrew word of Kedoshy’im and the Ethiopian-Amharic word of Q’idusan, has its resonance and definition found in the English as, ” the holy ones .” This notion of conclusion comes from Leviticus 19:1-2, where God speaks to Moses, instructing him to tell the children of Israel to “sanctify themselves” or “make themselves holy,” for he is “Holy.”

Molock, Ammonite god

Molock, Ammonite god

In this study of the Scriptures God lays out more of his commandments & statutes which the children of Israel are to follow & keep, whether just among themselves or among other people of other nations. [Lev. 20 {entire chapter}]

Offering to Molech (illustration from the 1897 Bible Pictures by Charles Foster)

Offering to Molech (illustration from the 1897 Bible Pictures by Charles Foster)

27th & 28th Parsha Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

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

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I welcome you all to one of the many interpretations of the Scriptures from the light of Ras Tafari by, I, Lidj Yefdi (pronounced Lij, Yef-dee).

I assure you that if you are patient with me, come with an open mind and heart, 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.

Now, with that said, let us go right into this…

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, nonetheless studied the Torah portion of Tazria-תַזְרִיעַ , for this week, in this mode of study, for those out in the diaspora or outside Jerusalem or Israel.  From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 2nd & 3rd day of the month of Iyar- אִייָר‎ . (The Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) but,  from an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as Bitaregiz-ብታረግዝ, on the 4th()& 5th() day of ወርኀ(month)- ሚያዝያ(Meeyazya). The Ethiopic calendar, which 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 12:1- 13:59

II Kings 4:42- 5:19

John 6:8-13

Matthew 8:1-4

Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, the God of Israel, speaks to Moses in the manner of explanation on childbirth. This portion of Scriptures has a defined word that comes to a literal english meaning of…”when she conceives.” God explains to Moses the order of actions that should take place upon the birth of children among them.(Hebrews/Israelites)  For the women of Ras Tafari, I personally, take the responsibility in informing the sistren(sisterhood) of Ras Tafari, along with those who will inquire of these studies to pay a specific attention to this parsha(portion) of Scripture. Tazria, gives a word-sound(interpretation) on the method of recovery for women, who have given birth to a child.

The Mother & child_ painting by Great Ethiopian Artist Afewerk Tekle. (once commissioned by H.I.M. Haile Sellasie I to create his works of art to be a representation of Ethiopian culture/faith).

The Mother & child_ painting by Great Ethiopian Artist Afewerk Tekle. (once commissioned by H.I.M. Haile Sellasie I to create his works of art to be a representation of Ethiopian culture/faith).

Mr. Afewerk Tekle
Ethiopian Artist

Now, I know what questions may arise from “Bible critiques”, or whoever so finds themselves displeased with the Bible teachings for whatever reason. But, let us consider this?,…If the Bible was as much a hindrance as those who ascribe to a; “…the Bible is the cause for many-a-dismay, in today’s society, globally…” 1) then, why was the Bible tampered with, pertaining to its content (question arises from the amount of Books that were canonized or commissioned to encompass what was to finally become the modernized version(s) of the Holy Bible),

2) why did the Bible have so many translations to come down from its original language to be properly understood by the masses of people?

This collage shows the Early Language with their script(writings) in Biblical form; from L-R= Amharic-Ge'ez script, Hebrew-Aramaic script, Arabic-(which was also at one time called Syretic-Hebrew, pertaining to the dialect of the speaker's origin), Koine Greek script, & the later Latin. All of these languages were complied writing of the Scriptures before the compositions took place to present them in English. {give or take, a few more languages & dialects}

This collage shows the Early Language with their script(writings) in Biblical form; from L-R= Amharic-Ge’ez script, Hebrew-Aramaic script, Arabic-(which was also at one time called Syretic-Hebrew, pertaining to the dialect of the speaker’s origin), Koine Greek script, & the later Latin. All of these languages were complied writing of the Scriptures before the compositions took place to present them in English. {give or take, a few more languages & dialects}

http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Sources/BBbible.html

3) & who were the appropriate authorities that took it upon themselves or received ordination to compile or divide the Scriptures for scrutiny?

I, personally have found that most of the critiques of the Bible and those who study, to seek & find answers to these questions rarely have a solid explanation or even sufficient disagreement as to why, when & where these happenings take place, but let me not deter OUR main goal here,…which the study for this Sabbath.

The Scripture study for this Sabbath lays a foundation for the rest period of a mother who has recently given birth & how things should go about for the retrieval of her strength, physically and mentally; dealing with it from a Hebraic/Israelitish Torah perspective.

[ Lev.; Chpt. 12 (entire chapter) ]

But, even in this case, the method presented can either be enlightening and show a parallel to “modern world” childbirth…or by the wording, which comes to us in a slew of mistranslation can deter one from looking to the Scriptures to seek some understanding of the universal issues of life. {with that said, RE-consider the (5)five-fold, depiction of the Early languages of the Bible shown above before discrediting the words used in this study of Leviticus, before condemning them as useless or demeaning to women= words like unclean seem to stir dismay. The word unclean- comes to a meaning of defiled or polluted, in a moral sense when decoded from Biblical Scripture, in this use of it in the context of a few verses in Leviticus.} For example, a woman’s health is given no thought, unless clear signs are identified when she is going about her daily routine, when she has not given birth to a child. (so, the human exchange of a simple embrace-hug, handshake, monetary exchange etc., is of no significance to anyone, with a woman who has not given birth. But, on the flip-side of that, is a woman, blessed for giving birth to another human being in the manner of all female mammals upon the Earth. But, it should be a known fact that, rest and recovery are “I-tal”(vital) to a woman’s betterment; post-childbirth. Any woman in this world should agree to that premise, especially, seeing as they take full advantage of maternity leave for an occupation or what-have-you, along with other benefits and accommodations that concentrate on women’s issues, & that alone. These issues & their benifits have no complaints from the opposite sex.)

So, in encouragement to the women who will see this post from Ras Tafari Renaissance, please remember that here we insist that the mind, and heart remain open to receive what can be useful in spiritual growth.

God also instructed Moses, to teach the children of Israel, the ritual and cultural practices, along with the sacrifices or offerings that were to be made for the ushering of a newborn into the community of Israel.  [Lev. 13 (entire chapter)]

*THIS WEEK’S SABBATH IS ALSO A DOUBLE-PORTION OF STUDY*

*THIS STUDY IS ALSO THE 1ST SABBATH OF A NEW MONTH(Iyar)*

The second portion of the study of the Scriptures for this week is Metz’orah- מְּצֹרָעMetz’orah has a meaning that comes in the English as either “one being diseased,” or “one infected.”  In the Ethiopic-Judeo-Christian perspective, this parsha(portion) of the Scriptures is named Bements’atu Q’en-በመንጻቱ ቀን.

Readings:

Leviticus 14:1-15:33

II Kings 7:3-20

This study deals with the interaction with what has come to be known as a “Leper.” God instructs Moses, on how to deal with those ho may be of Israel who might become infected with the disease of leprosy [Lev. 14: 1-32], and even those who may not be of Israel but, certainly seek the healing of their ailment. [Lev. 14:32-57]

There are also regards to the degrees of the infections of disease among the people and whomever they may encounter while on the trod(journey/walk) to their Promised Land(which is Canaan, at this point in the Scriptures).

[Lev. 15: 1-33]

In keeping true to his covenant with Israel, God has continued to show that his knowledge is Supreme and the intent is for the well-being of the children of Israel to be fruitful. In this parsha, God continues to provide abundant information, to Moses to relay to the community to apply to their everyday life.  This, following the last study, which dealt with the livity(diet) that Israel were to up-keep from generation to generation…God has clearly begun to show his many hats or OVER-standing(knowledge) to Israel, going from health-to-science. {when dealing with childbirth & healing the sick}

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

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001347.htm

http://www.stanford.edu/group/parasites/ParaSites2005/Leprosy/history.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002323/

[SIDEBAR NOTES: FOR FURTHER STUDY]

Leprosy, has sprung not only many questions for its origin and solution, but also has divided so many people on the issue of its context from a Biblical stance. The infamous “Curse of Ham” hoax, has become the basis for the disposition of the Black people of the World. As you should know by now, if you’ve been following these posting here…this is a RAS TAFARIAN, JUDEO-CHRISTIAN, blog space! So before we condemn anything, we shall seek & pray that the ALMIGHTY will provide all the answers we need. We intend to be diligent & slow to anger. Pick up & bear OUR own cross, as the CHRIST did for the world, according to the Scriptures.

So, when it comes to the fabled “Curse of Ham,” we in no way, shape, form, or fashion, agree with what has and is-, presented in this hoax.  If those, who say they are well versed in the study of Scriptures, hold to this, then it is obvious that either their reading or comprehension has betrayed them on a mass scale! Because, clearly in the Bible, in whatever language you are able to grasp it in,…it will clearly show you that NO CURSE WAS PLACED UPON HAM(one of the three{3} sons of Noah).  YOU WILL THOUGH, FIND THAT THERE WAS A CLEAR AND DISTINCT CURSE PLACED UPON CANAAN(the son of Ham; grandson of Noah)!

{PROOF: Genesis 9:25;…more on the story= read/study Genesis 9:18-10:32}

http://bible.org/seriespage/nakedness-noah-and-cursing-canaan-genesis-918-1032

http://www.gotquestions.org/curse-Ham-Canaan.html

*P.S., RRR(Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations blog) followers, please take some time to check out the movie “Kingdom of Heaven”

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–the movie deals with the Crusaders period in Jerusalem, but the focus I, would like for those who have taken the time to read through this weeks’ blog/study, to turn their attention to the character of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem. Baldwin IV(the fourth[4th]), just so happened to be a “leper,” or stricken with the disease of leprosy.  But, his character showed a mode of integrity that I, personally, found intriguing & just. Though, the character may have deviated from the true essence of who Baldwin IV, really was, I could certainly appreciate the art put forth in the work of the movie.

Baldwin IV, king of Jerusalem(1174-1185), played by Edward Norton in Kingdom of Heaven film.

Baldwin IV, king of Jerusalem(1174-1185), played by Edward Norton in Kingdom of Heaven film.

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...A more accurate depiction of Baldwin IV, king of Jerusalem during the Crusader period. The painting can be viewed in the Palace of Versailles(Hall of Crusades); Versailles: Paris, France

…A more accurate depiction of Baldwin IV, king of Jerusalem during the Crusader period. The painting can be viewed in the Palace of Versailles(Hall of Crusades); Versailles: Paris, France

kingdom-of-heaven (character Baldwin IV) CLOSEUP painting depicting true essence of king in battle at Montgisard-Salles des Croisades2

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/50076/Baldwin-IV

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

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/baldwin.html

YOM HA’SHOAH-HOLOCAUST DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Greetings in the names of His & Her Imperial Majesties of Ethiopia: Emperor Haile Sellassie I & Empress Menen Asfaw.

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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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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.

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. 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.

Nazi Propaganda

Nazi Propaganda

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.

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 Nazism plan.

 

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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

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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/

Home

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

MORE UNSEEN READING/STUDY MATERIAL:

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haile sellassie's war

shalom/selam/peace

Lidj Yefdi“-Yohann Immanuel

26th Parsha Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

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

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I welcome you all to one of the many interpretations of the Scriptures from the light of Ras Tafari by, I, Lidj Yefdi (pronounced Lij, Yef-dee).

I assure you that if you are patient with me, come with an open mind and heart, 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.

Now, with that said, let us go right into this…

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, nonetheless studied the Torah portion of Shemini-שְּׁמִינִי , for this week. This week, in this mode of study for those out in the diaspora, along with those  living in Jerusalem or Israel have come to read in the order of the Hebraic studies the exact same parsha(portion). From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 25th & 26th of the month of Nisan- נִיסָן‎ . (The Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) but,  from an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as Besimintegñawim Qen- በስምንተኛውም ቀን , the 27th & 28th day on ወርኀ(month)- መጋቢት(Megabeet). The Ethiopic calendar, which is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) alings 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 7:1-19

Hebrews 8:1-6

Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, after the inauguration/anoiting 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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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]

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.

 

[SIDENOTES]-fun facts for further research

This week’s Torah portion(study) is called Shemini- שְּׁמִינִי

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

ETHIOPIAN-HEBREWS vid SHASHAMANE IS STILL THE ISSUE

NEGUSNEGESTITYOPIYAH vid _SLAVERY TO FREEDOM in SHASHAMANE

CNN REPORT: ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION HISTORIC 1948 LAND GRANT

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