Steaua lui David

  Steaua lui David 8Provenienta Stelei lui David ( מגן דוד ) este neclara .Parerile in legatura cu acest subiect sunt foarte diferite, istoricii atribuindu-i origini dintre cele mai variate – de la practici oculte pana la simboluri elenistice. Este posibil ca Steaua Davidica,  care inseamna sinonimic  Scutul lui David ,  sa fie atat de controversata tocmai din cauza faptului ca apartine Israelului. Simbolul Stelei lui David in cadrul Iudaismului poate fi insa urmarit , inapoi in timp, pana la inceputul secolului al VII -lea i Ch.
Il vad, dar nu acum, Il privesc dar nu de aproape / O Stea rasare din Yakov, / Un toiag de carmuire se ridica din Israel. / El strapunge laturile Moabului/ Si prapadeste pe toti copiii lui Set ( Numeri 24 : 17 ).
Cu aproximativ 1500 de ani inainte de nasterea Mantuitorului , ghicitorul Balaam a primit o viziune profetica despre viitor : el a vazut o stea si un toiag , un sceptru de domnie prefigurandu-se din Israel. Acest lucru i-a fost descoperit de Insusi Dumnezeu, cand ghicitorul a privit multimea poporului Israel raspandita intr-o zona mai adanca- o vale- a desertului. La cererea unui domnitor moabit care il ura si-l  dispretuia pe Israel , Balaam trebuia sa blesteme acest popor. Dar ce simbolizeaza steagul si toiagul in versetul de mai sus? Ei bine, atat steagul cat si toiagul simbolizeaza puterea regala care se va ridica din Israel si se va intinde cu drept de legitimitate peste lumea intreaga.  ( Mai departe AICI )

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18 răspunsuri la Steaua lui David

  1. Ana - Maria Conley zice:

    Schalom Otniela ! M-ai incurat mult cu acest articol. Crede-ma am auzit in dreapta si in stanga desprea steaua lui David si aveam semne de intrebare cu privire la ea. Ma gandeam sa nu fie cumva oarecum oculta. Acum mi-a venit inima la loc si stiu ca este dupa Biblie.
    Fii binecuvantata, sora noastra draga. Sper ca ai avut o Hanuka frumoasa. Noi ne-am bucurat mult aici in Anglia cu fratii nostri mesianici. Sunt foarte fericita pentru Rudolf ca vine cu mine pana la Bristol aproape in fiecare Shabbat la adunarile mesianice.
    Sa fii mereu un izvor de Apa vie , draga Otniela , asa cum te stiu eu ca esti.

  2. Bogdan zice:

    O prezentare foarte buna a simbolului evreiesc. Am auzit destule despre stea de la crestinii super corecti care nu mai stiu cum sa puna un stigmat pe ea. Sunt de acord cu Doamna Otniela. Aceasta Stea nu poate fi alta decat Steaua din Iacov. Iar faptul ca evreii o au pe steag mi se pare extraordinar. Niciodata Iesua nu poate fi despartit de poporul Lui de sange. Dumnezeu sa binecuvinteze Israelul !
    Sarut mainile , Shalom !

  3. Servus!

    În scurta noastră excursie în Israel, am vizitat printre altele şi Biserica Nativităţii din Betlehem. Spontan, grupul nostru de turişti a cîntat o colindă. Consider că este cea mai autentică din toate cele pe care le-am auzit, fie şi numai pentru că s-a desfăşurat într-un loc sfînt şi binecuvîntat de Dumnezeu: locul naşterii Mîntuitorului.
    Cu îngăduinţa dumneavoastră, o postez aici:

    Crăciun fericit, vă urez din toată inima!

  4. Cristina Sitaru Stoian zice:

    Shalom, Otniela iubita ! Nu se poate sa fie Craciun si sa nu ma gandesc la Dvs, pentru ca ” mantuirea vine de la iudei.” Am citit prezentarea Dvs despre Stea si m-am bucurat mult ca Israelul are un Steag binecuvantat. Sunt sigura ca Domnul Ieshua nu Si-a parasit poporul niciodata in istorie, chiar daca evreii au trecut prin mari necazuri si prigoane. Si tot la ai Lui Se va reintoarce.
    Domnul nostru Yeshua sa va poarte pe mai departe , sa scrieti si sa ne invatati invatatura curata a Bibliei. Fiti binecuvantata !

  5. Mike Mendonsa zice:

    Good article Otniella. God bless you ! May the Star of David enlight always our lives. Shalom to you!!!!!!

  6. Nathy Kimmer zice:

    Shalom dear Bat Zion. I hope you and my messianic brothers and sisters are all right in Romania. Be blessed with a special joyful work and life for our Messiah , Yeoshua Meshiha King of the kings. Baruch habbah Melech David. Blessed be the Son of Yeshe !

  7. Nina Caraman zice:

    Shalom Otniela. Sa fii binecuvantata ! Hashem sa-ti umple sufletul cu roua Vietii.
    Suntem in Romania pana la data lui 10 ianuarie. Vorbim si stabilim o revedere. Lisa te saluta si ea. see you.

  8. Fredy indraznetul zice:

    Shalom, credinta, speranta si bucurie va doresc si eu Otniela. Stiu ca multi mesianici pastreaza sarbatorile din Vechiul Testament si mai stiu ( pt.ca v-am citit articolele despre aceste sarbatori ) ca Domnul nostru Mesia nu s-a nascut in aceasta perioada, de aceea imi d-au seama ca nu tineti Craciunul cu mos Craciun. Dar indiferent de cum tineti Dvs , stiu ca sunteti o credincioasa devotata a cauzei Domnului Iesua.
    Frumos articolul despre stea. Mantuitorul sa va conduca mereu !

  9. Connie zice:

    Schalom Otniela. It s nice to meet your site again. Thanks very much for your putting down about the Star of David. God bless Israel !!!!!

  10. Costi zice:

    Faina prezentare despre steaua lui David ! Imi place cum scrieti. Multumesc, sarut mana !!

  11. Dana zice:

    Shabbat Shalom,
    Va invit in acest Shabbat sa citim impreuna pericopa saptaminii de aceasta data prezentata de evreii mozaici.

    http://www.chabad.org/parshah/article_cdo/aid/1726504/jewish/The-Last-Tears.ht

    Chief Rabbi , Jonathan Sacks.
    At almost every stage of fraught encounter between Joseph and his family in Egypt, Joseph weeps. There are seven scenes of tears:

    1. When the brothers came before him in Egypt for the first time:

    They said to one another, “Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would not listen; that’s why this distress has come on us” . . . They did not realize that Joseph could understand them, since he was using an interpreter. He turned away from them and began to weep, but then came back and spoke to them again. (Gen. 42:21–24)

    2. On the second occasion, when they brought Benjamin with them:

    Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there. (43:29–30)

    3. When, after Judah’s impassioned speech, Joseph is about to disclose his identity:

    Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, “Have everyone leave my presence!” So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household heard about it. (45:1–2)

    4. Immediately after he discloses his identity:

    Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping. And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. (45:14–15)

    5. When he meets his father again after their long separation:

    Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father and wept for a long time. (46:29)

    6. On the death of his father:

    Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him. (50:1)

    7. Some time after his father’s death:

    When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?” So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died: ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the G‑d of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept. (50:15–17)

    No one weeps as much as Joseph. Esau wept when he discovered that Jacob had taken his blessing (Gen. 27:38). Jacob wept when he saw the love of his life, Rachel, for the first time (29:11). Both brothers, Jacob and Esau, wept when they met again after their long estrangement (33:4). Jacob wept when told that his beloved son Joseph was dead (37:35).

    But the seven acts of Joseph’s weeping have no parallel. They span the full spectrum of emotion, from painful memory to the joy of being reunited, first with his brother Benjamin, then with his father Jacob. There are the complex tears immediately before and after he discloses his identity to his brothers, and there are the tears of bereavement at Jacob’s deathbed. But the most intriguing are the last, the tears he sheds when he hears that his brothers fear that he will take revenge on them now that their father is no longer alive.

    In a fine essay, “Yosef’s Tears,”1 Rav Aharon Lichtenstein suggests that this last act of weeping is an expression of the price Joseph pays for the realization of his dreams and his elevation to a position of power. Joseph has done everything he could for his brothers. He has sustained them at a time of famine. He has given them not just refuge but a place of honor in Egyptian society. And he has made it as clear as he possibly can that he does not harbor a grudge against them for what they did to him all those many years before. As he said when he disclosed his identity to them: “And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you . . . G‑d sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So then, it was not you who sent me here, but G‑d” (45:5–8). What more could he say? Yet still, all these years later, his brothers do not trust him, and fear that he may still seek their harm.

    This is Rav Lichtenstein’s comment: “At this moment, Yosef discovers the limits of raw power. He discovers the extent to which the human connection, the personal connection, the family connection, hold far more value and importance than does power—both for the person himself and for all those around him.” Joseph “weeps over the weakness inherent in power, over the terrible price that he has paid for it. His dreams have indeed been realized, on some level, but the tragedy remains just as real. The torn shreds of the family have not been made completely whole.”

    On the surface, Joseph holds all the power. His family is entirely dependent on him. But at a deeper level, it is the other way around. He still yearns for their acceptance, their recognition, their closeness. And ultimately, he has to depend on them to bring his bones up from Egypt when the time comes for redemption and return (50:25).

    Rav Lichtenstein’s analysis reminds us of Rashi and Ibn Ezra’s commentary to the last verse in the book of Esther. It says that “Mordechai the Jew was second to King Ahasuerus, and was great among the Jews and well received by most of his brethren” (Est. 10:3)—“most,” but not all. Rashi (quoting the Talmud, Megillah 16b) says that some members of the Sanhedrin were critical of him because his political involvement (his “closeness to the king”) detracted from the time he spent studying Torah. Ibn Ezra says, simply: “It is impossible to satisfy everyone, because people are envious [of other people’s success].” Joseph and Mordechai/Esther are supreme examples of Jews who reached positions of influence and power in non-Jewish circles. In modern times they were called Hofjuden, “court Jews,” and other Jews were often held deeply ambivalent feelings about them.

    But at a deeper level, Rav Lichtenstein’s remarks recall Hegel’s famous master-slave dialectic, an idea that had huge influence on nineteenth-century, especially Marxist, thought. Hegel argued that the early history of humanity was marked by a struggle for power in which some became masters, others slaves. On the face of it, masters rule while slaves obey. But in fact the master is dependent on his slaves—he has leisure only because they do the work, and he is the master only because he is recognised as such by his slaves.

    Meanwhile the slave, through his work, acquires his own dignity as a producer. Thus, the slave has “inner freedom” while the master has “inner bondage.” This tension creates a dialectic—a conflict worked out through history—reaching equilibrium only when there are neither masters nor slaves, but merely human beings who treat one another not as means to an end but as ends in themselves. Thus understood, Joseph’s tears are a prelude to the master-slave drama about to be enacted in the book of Exodus between Pharaoh and the Israelites.

    Rav Lichtenstein’s profound insight into the text reminds us of the extent to which Torah, Tanach and Judaism as a whole are a sustained critique of power. Prior to the messianic age, we cannot do without it—consider the tragedies Jews suffered in the centuries in which they lacked it. But power alienates. It breeds suspicion and distrust. It diminishes those against whom it is used, and thus diminishes those who use it.

    Even Joseph “the righteous” weeps when he sees the extent to which power sets him apart from his brothers. Judaism is about an alternative social order which depends not on power but on love, loyalty and the mutual responsibility created by covenant. That is why Nietzsche, who based his philosophy on “the will to power,” correctly saw Judaism as the antithesis of all he believed in.

    Power may be a necessary evil, but it is an evil, and the less we have need of it, the better.

  12. Filip zice:

    Va doresc sfinte bucurii cu ocazia trecerii in noul an. Da stiam ca evreii mesianici nu considera Craciunul ca o sarbatoare biblica. Stiu ca tineti sarbatorile din Tora. Ceea ce stiu cu siguranta este ca Il iubiti pe Iesua ca pe Mesia cel sfant care mantuie lumea si acest lucru conteaza mult mai mult la Dumnezeu decat zilele , lunile si anii … La El inima si sinceritatea conteaza. Pace, sora mea in Mesia Isus. Sarut mana !

  13. Cezar 100 zice:

    Shalom. Chiar evreii mesianici nu au Craciun ? Pai nu credeti in Isus ca Mesia ? Iertati-mi curiozitatea de netot…dar intreb si eu …sarut mainile cu mult respect.

  14. Anca Gore zice:

    Draga noastra Otniela, fiica a Sionului iubita. Va urez un an nou incarcat de biruinte spirituale. Stiu ca Dvs serbati sarbatorile din Levitic 23 pe care ni le-ati aratat pe acest blog. Cei care nu stiu acest lucru este bine sa le citeasca sa cunoasca mai mult despre dragii nostri frati evrei mesianici. Duhul lui Dumnezeu sa va insoteasca iar bratul Lui sa va intareasca in fiecare zi. Tot ce doriti sa faceti spre slava Lui , sa fie infaptuit de mana lui Dumnezeu. Domnul nostru Ieshua sa va binecuvinteze ! Shalom.

  15. Ethan Goetz zice:

    Good post Otniella ! Keep doing this wonderful job , Daughter of Zion . Adonay bless you for Zion sake. And happy new year !!!!!

  16. Iulian zice:

    Multumim pentru informatii.

  17. Dragi Prieteni, Shalom !
    Participarea Dvs la acest topic m-a bucurat mult. Va multumesc pentru frumoasele Dvs urari pe care le-am primit cu o inima deschisa , cu mult respect fata de valorile spirituale care ii anima pe fratii mei. Ma bucur ca L-ati celebrat pe Mesia. Acesta este cel mai frumos dar pe care noi oamenii il aducem Pruncului : EL , Fiul lui Dumnezeu sa fie in centrul Sarbatorii noastre !
    In ce ne priveste ( ca sa raspund la una dintre intrebari ) , noi, mesianicii consideram ca Yeshua Ha Mashiach S-a nascut de Sukkot, si de aceea celebram cu o bucurie indoita aceasta Sarbatoare din Levitic 23. Mai multe amanunte gasiti aici : https://otnielabattzion.wordpress.com/cultura-si-civilizatie-iudaica/sarbatoarea-corturilor-sukkot/
    Va doresc un An incarcat de impliniri in relatia Dvs cu Mashiach – Elohim. Fiti binecuvantati din Sion !

    Dear Friends , Shalom !
    Your visiting this topic arose in my soul so much joy , thinking how great is the Love of ADONAY. I thank you so much for your beautiful words, for your beautiful wishes.I hope the Messiah , Yeshua, the Son of ADONAI , is the real Center of your life and work. Our surrendered life is the most precious gift that we can offer to our Saviour.
    I wish the best year in your relationship with God – Elohim and each day of your life bring a new joy that overflow in a river of faith , shown to this lost world. May you be blessed from Zion !

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