Lazar – simbolul Israelului actual ( Re)

                              Eseu de argumentatie de Otniela – Daniela Onu

Localitatea Betania

“ Totusi El suferintele noastre le-a purtat, si durerile noastre le-a luat asupra Lui, si noi am crezut ca este pedepsit , lovit de Dumnezeu si smerit” ( Isaia 53:5)
Betania , localitatea in care locuiau Lazar si cele doua surori ale lui, si unde Yeshua Ben David  venea adesea ca oaspete , se afla langa Muntele Maslinilor. Despre aceasta cetate citim in Marcu 11:1. Stim cu totii ca Muntele Maslinilor are o semnificatie profetica foarte insemnata, atat in ceea ce priveste trecutul, dar mai ales,  viitorul ;  acesta este locul de unde Domnul Isus- Yeshua HA Mashach – S-a inaltat la cer  dar totodata si locul unde vor sta Picioarele Lui, atunci cand va reveni cu mare Putere si Slava,  pe norii cerului ( Luca 24:50-51, Zah 14: 4) Betania inseamna  Casa Suferintei ( etimologic cuvantul este compus din <  beth> =  casa si < anah > =  a suferi, a fi oprimat ),  si poate fi , metaforic,  o ilustratie profetica a suferintelor evreilor in secolele trecute ale Istoriei lor , a oprimarii si a umilirii lor,  aproape continue. Dar, in acelasi timp, Betania iustreaza si suferinta lui Yeshua Ha Mashiach Cel mai mare Fiu al Israelului, pentru rascumpararea intregii  lumi pierdute. ( Isaia 53:4 ). ( mai departe , AICI )

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16 răspunsuri la Lazar – simbolul Israelului actual ( Re)

  1. Dana spune:

    Shavua tov!

    Ma bucur nespus de mult sa vad cum Dumnezeul Cel PreaInalt reveleaza copiilor Sai tainele adanci ale Scripturilor Sfinte!
    Am Israel Chai! Poporul evreu traieste si Dumnezeu vegheaza sa I se implineasca Cuvantul asa cum este profetit in Cartea Vietii .
    Asteptam mnunile scrise, parafate , adevarate de crezare, toate acele minuni legate de curatirea si indreptatirea Israelului.

    Multumesc frumos Tatalui Ceresc in Numele lui Yeshua pentru sora noastra Otniela Daniela .
    Shalom Uvraha Umevorah!

    • Dana spune:

      Shalom

      Conform poruncii de numarare a zilelor de Omer pana la Cincizecime/ Shavuot/ Pogoraea Duhului Sfant astazi este ziua cu nr. 41 deci ieri a fost ziua 40 si conform Noului Testament in aceasta zi s-a Inaltat la Cer Mesia , Fiul lui Dumnezeu -Yeshua !
      Mesia este Viu si Inaltat la Cer la Dreapta Tatalui!
      Din pricina faptului ca astazi crestinii nu tin seama de implinirea zilelor si soroacelor in Scripturile Sfinte din Levetic 23 pierd mult. O noua dovada a faptului ca teoria inlocuirii cu multiplele ei fatete ( un fel de caracatita cu multe tentacule) este distrugatoare.
      Mesia este Viu si Inaltat la Dreapta Tatalui !
      Binecuvantarea Dumnezeului celui Viu sa va ofere Pace!

  2. Ganzer Andra spune:

    Într-adevăr o prezentare foarte bună. Biblia este minunată când copiii lui Dumnezeu caută să o înţeleagă iar revelaţiile curate nu ezită să apară când suntem sinceri în căutările noastre pentru NUMELE lui Dumnezeu. Multumim, Otniela ! Domnul Dumnezeu să te ţină mereu aproape de izvorul Lui curat. Shalom.

  3. Sonia _ Beauty spune:

    Mi se pare foarte interesant si original punctul dvs de vedere cat priveste destinul evreilor in aceasta lume. Voi citi in continuare cu viu interes ce scrieti despre aceasta problema. shalom.

  4. Sebastian R. spune:

    Sărut mîna ! Şalom. Vă dorim zile pline de speranţă în MAREA ÎNVIERE pe care o aşteptăm cu toţii. Dacă Domnul Ieşua a fost Întâiul Rod atunci avem şi noi o şansă pentru că El este Înante Mergătorul nostru. Fiţi binecuvantată , Otniela, fiică a Sionului, DOMNUL nostru înviat să vă bucure sufletul mereu ! Cu dragoste sinceră de fraţi în Ieşua Hristos , Rodica şi Sebastian

  5. Karen Silagy spune:

    Hi, Schallom Otniella. You ve just made a very strong explanation here in tis essay. It s wonderful ! We pray for Israel considering him a Lazarus that must come out from his sleepness. May God of Israel , Lord Adonay bless all messianic jews.
    Be blessed Otniella! Lord Almighty shines His holy Face upon you !!!!!

  6. Dana spune:

    Shabbat Shalom ,

    Va invit sa cititi pericopa saptamanii in interpretarea organizatiei Messianic Bible.
    Spor la studiul Torei.

    Welcome to this week’s Torah study, Behar–Bechukotai (On the Mount – By My Decrees), two Torah readings that are combined to accommodate the number of Sabbaths in this calendar year.

    Please read along with us, and enrich your understanding of the Bible by discovering Torah truths in this portion of Scripture that will be read in synagogues around the world this Shabbat (Saturday).

    PARSHA BEHAR (On the Mount) – BECHUKOTAI (By My Decrees)
    Leviticus 25:1–27:34; Jeremiah 16:19–17:14; Matthew 21:33–46

    Last week’s Parsha (Emor) emphasized that the Cohen (priests) are called to a greater measure of holiness. It also described seven essential festivals that are fundamental to Israel’s walk with the Lord.

    This week, Parsha Behar–Bechukotai outlines a Sabbath rest for the Land in the seventh year. This Sabbatical year, which God gives to Moses for Israel, is called Shemitah (release).

    “For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord.” (Leviticus 25:3–4)

    Every seven years, the Land wasn’t to be worked in any kind of way. It wasn’t planted, pruned, or harvested.

    Israeli agriculture: God commanded Moses that the fields were to lay
    fallow every seven years in Israel.

    You may wonder what the people ate while the land lay fallow; however, fruits growing on their own could be eaten by anyone (Leviticus 25:7).

    And though this sabbatical year may seem like something of a fast, it was actually more of a feast since God promised that in the sixth year of the seven-year cycle, the land would yield enough food to last for three years.

    “I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.” (Leviticus 25:21)

    This abundance of crop in the sixth year very much resembles the double portion of manna (the miraculous food found on the ground each morning in the wilderness) that God provided on Friday so that His people would have enough for Shabbat.

    Gathering of the Manna

    Seven Times Seven Sabbatical Years

    Seven is a significant number in the Bible. It symbolizes wholeness, completeness and rest.

    This pattern of seven has been evident since God created the world.

    After He was finished creating, He set apart the seventh day and rested. The Jewish People are commanded to commemorate this by resting on this seventh day as well.

    Similarly, God further commanded the Israelites to allow the land to rest every seven years.

    They were also to celebrate a year of Jubilee after seven times seven years.

    “Count off seven sabbath years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years.” (Leviticus 25:8)

    The Year of Jubilee

    “Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee [yovel-horn blast] for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan.” (Leviticus 25:10)

    In the 50th year, on the tenth day of the seventh month, which is Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), the shofar was to be sounded, announcing the Year of Jubilee.

    This year was sanctified, set apart, and holy (kadosh) to the Lord, much the same as the Shabbat and the Shemitah Year.

    The laws of the Shemitah applied during the Year of Jubilee.

    Additionally, slaves were to go free, people were to be released from debts and mortgages, and lands outside wall cities were to revert to the original owner, even if that owner had sold the property because of misfortune or poverty.

    “The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers.” (Leviticus 25:23)

    Ultimately, both the land and the people belong to God, and He instituted a just system, which if kept according to His commands, prevented land and wealth from accumulating in the hands of a rich few, while the majority languished in poverty.

    In God’s system, everyone can and should live a blessed life.

    The Rewards for Obedience to God’s Commands

    “If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.” (Leviticus 26:3–4)

    In the Parsha Bechukotai portion of today’s reading, which completes the Book of Leviticus, God promises to reward Israel for obedience.

    Those promises include the following (Leviticus 26:3–13):
    Rain in its season;
    An abundant, fruitful cycle of planting, harvesting and threshing;
    Safety and peace;
    Security from threat of wild beasts and military aggression;
    Victory over enemies;
    Prosperity;
    The presence of God’s dwelling place; and
    Freedom from bondage.

    The teeming fruit stalls in this open-air market in
    Jerusalem are evidence of God’s blessing upon
    Israel. For many years, the Holy Land lay desolate.

    Consequences of Disobedience

    Scripture makes it plain that if Israel refused to give the land its required rest during the seventh year, the land would fall desolate, and the Jewish People would be scattered to the nations to make up for the years that it was denied rest.

    “Then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths. All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the rest it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it.” (Leviticus 26:34–35)

    Disobedience brought about other consequences. Those consequences include military defeat, lack of rain, failed crops, disease, fever, plague and terror.

    “IF you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, and IF you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength.” (Leviticus 26:14–16)

    “IF” is a tiny word with enormous ramifications.

    IF we listen to the Lord and keep His commandments, then we don’t need to fear terrorism, plagues or any evil thing. God will keep us safely under the shelter of His wings (Psalm 17:8).

    Today, terrorism is such a concern everywhere in the world, but especially here in Israel. And yet, the reality is that God promises to keep us safe from terror if we will obey Him.

    “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.” (Proverbs 29:25)

    “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1)

    Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

    “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” (Job 1:8)

    Suffering is not always brought about by God’s judgment, so we must be careful not to fall into simplistic thinking.

    Take, for instance, the example of Job. Although he was a righteous man, he suffered the loss of family, finances and health.

    Job linked his suffering to fear, which perhaps indicates Satan’s root of access.

    “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.” (Job 3:25)

    His friends were convinced that he was guilty of secret sin and was, therefore, responsible for the suffering that came upon him. Job denied this, and God eventually vindicated him.

    Job’s suffering actually came about because he was righteous. God blessed him because of that righteousness, and Satan targeted his blessings thinking that they were the very reasons Job served God.

    But even with everything stripped away from him, he still served God.

    Sometimes the reasons behind a person’s suffering are surprising.

    In John 9, Yeshua (Jesus) came upon a man who had been blind since birth, and his disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (John 9:2)

    Yeshua said that neither were the cause. The man’s blindness was not due to anyone’s sin. The purpose of the blindness was to reveal the glory of God!

    “This happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” (John 9:3)

    If we jump to conclusions about the source of someone’s suffering, we risk losing an opportunity to pray for that person and to see the glory of God manifested before our very eyes.

    God’s Faithfulness Is Unconditional

    Although God’s rewards for obedience may be conditional, His covenant with Israel is most definitely unconditional.

    “When they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them or abhor them so as to destroy them completely, breaking my covenant with them. I am the Lord their God.” (Leviticus 26:44)

    Even when the people of Israel suffered because of their sin in the nations where they were persecuted, tortured, and killed, God did not reject them. Neither did He destroy His people completely, nor forget His covenant with Israel.

    We can look at the example of Israel and gain wisdom for our own personal lives and for future generations.

    There are so many areas where we might actually be disobedient and, therefore, not experiencing everything God has for us; for example, harboring anger, unforgiveness, hatred or anti-Semitism, and ignoring the plight of the poor may be robbing us of His blessings.

    In this Parsha, the Book of Leviticus ends with an important source of divine blessing—to give the ma’aser (tithe), which is holy, to the Lord.

    “A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” (Leviticus 27:30, see also Numbers 18:21–26)

    Failing to contribute financially to the Kingdom of God can have undesirable consequences in our lives.

    We must never forget that everything we possess belongs to the Lord, and that we honor him by giving a portion back to Him. This includes giving to those who have less than us (Deuteronomy 26:12).

    May we be found good stewards and faithful servants of the Lord, and enjoy the blessings of this Shabbat!
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  7. Dana spune:

    Revin cu Haftara( textul ce ce citeste in fiecare Shabat din Profeti)
    B’har B’chuqotai

    Vayyiqra [Leviticus] 25:1‐26:2 Vayyiqra 26:3‐27:34

    Haftarah B’har Haftarah B’chuqotai

    Yirmeyah [Jeremiah] 32:6‐27 Yirmeyah [Jeremiah] 16:19‐17:14
    Disobedience =Hard Times
    Yirmeyah (Jeremiah) 32:23
    “And they came in, and possessed [the land], but they obeyed not your Voice, neither walked in Your
    Torah; they have done nothing of all that You commanded them to do; therefore You have caused all
    this evilto come upon them.”
    The simple truth of the matter concerning our lives is that when we do not live according to all the
    commandments of YHWH, then problems will come into our lives in an attempt to bring us to
    repentance and a return to Torah.
    Shemot(Exodus) 15:26
    andHe said, “If you will diligently hearken to the Voice of YHWHyour Elohim, and will do that which is
    right in His eyes, and will give ear to His commandments, and keep all Hisstatutes, I will put none of
    the diseases upon you,which I have put upon the Egyptians;forI am YHWHthat heals you.”
    When the people of Israel murmured at the waters of Marah because the waters were bitter and not
    good to drink; YHWH had Moshe put a branch in the waters to purify them. Then YHWH rebuked the
    people and told them that they needed to be careful to do all that He said and all that He commanded
    themto do.The people even agreed to hear and obey the Voice of YHWHour Elohim.
    Shemot(Exodus) 19:8
    And all the people answered together, and said, “All that YHWH hasspoken we will do.” And Moshe
    reported the words ofthe people to YHWH.
    The people told Moshe who then told YHWHthatthey would obey allthat YHWHsaid to them. This was
    a good start. However, because of the fleshly nature with which each one of us is born, they had no
    power to back up what they said. We will examine why this is true shortly. Again notice what YHWH
    saysthrough MosheHis prophet.
    Devarim (Deuteronomy) 28:58‐61
    58 “If you will not observe to do allthe words ofthis Torah that are written in this book,that you may
    fearthis glorious and fearful name, YHWHyour Elohim;
    59 then YHWH will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of yourseed, even great plagues,
    and oflong continuance, and sore sicknesses, and oflong continuance.
    60 And He will bring upon you again allthe diseases of Egypt, which you were afraid of; and they shall
    cleave to you.
    61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this Torah, them will
    YHWHbring upon you, until you be destroyed.”
    If a person saysthatthey are a part of Israel, then they had better be serious aboutit because YHWH is.
    For if a person gives only lip service to YHWH and to hearing and obeying His Voice and keeping and
    guarding His commandments, then YHWH will pour out upon such a person plagues and disasters until
    that person eitherrepents oris destroyed.
    However, if a person does hear and obey His Voice and His commandments, then YHWH will not put
    these plagues upon him, but upon those who are his enemies.
    Devarim (Deuteronomy) 7:12‐15
    12 “And itshall come to pass, because you hearken to these ordinances, and keep and do them, that
    YHWH your Elohim will keep with you the covenant and the lovingkindness which He swore to your
    fathers:
    13 and He will love you, and bless you, and multiply you; He will also blessthe fruit of your body and
    the fruit of your ground, your grain and your newwine and your oil,the increase of your cattle and the
    young of yourflock, in the land whichHe swore to yourfathersto give you.
    14 You shalt be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be male or female barren among you, or
    among your cattle.
    15 And YHWH will take away from you allsickness; and none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you
    know, willHe put upon you, butwill lay them upon allthem that hate you.”These are some very wonderful promisesthat we would not experience any sickness or disease and that
    our females of both man and beast would not be barren. YHWH even states that He would put these
    things upon those who hate us. But the prerequisite of this happening is that we must hear and obey
    His Voice and His commandments. If we do not,then we will experience the sicknesses and the plagues
    ourselves. Herein lies the problem. While we know the right things to do, the history of Israel is that
    she has not done the right which she knows to do. This is true both of Israel as a nation and the
    individuals within the nation.
    Romans 7:14‐19
    14 For we know thatthe Torah is ofthe Spirit; but asfor me, I am bound to the old nature,sold to sin
    as a slave.
    15 I don’t understand my own behavior  ‐ I don’t do what I want to do; instead, I do the very thing I
    hate!
    16NowifI am doing whatI don’t wantto do, I am agreeing thatthe Torah is good.
    17 But nowitis no longer “the real me” doing it, butthe sin housed inside me.
    18 For I know that there is nothing good housed inside me ‐ that is, inside my old nature. I can want
    whatis good, butI can’t do it!
    19 ForI don’t do the good I want; instead,the evilthatI don’twantis whatI do!
    We know pretty well what is good and right. However, we don’t listen to this nearly as often as we
    should. Thus one can quench His Spiritspeaking to us without even realizing it. But we actually cannot
    help but quench His Spirit if we walk without Mashiach in our lives. In order to be able to have the
    power of the Spirit available to usto live a victoriouslife we need to confess oursins and accept Yeshua
    as our own personal Mashiach. When we do this, then we have available to us His power and His
    strength.
    Zecharyah (Zechariah) 4:6
    Then He answered and spoke to me,saying, “Thisisthe word of YHWH to Zerubbabel,saying, ‘Not by
    might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’says YHWHTzava’ot.”
    The truth is that we cannot keep and obey His commandments in our own strength or power. Notice
    whatitsays above in Romans 7:14. We are taughtthatthe Torah is ofthe Spirit.
    Qorintyah Aleph (1st Corinthians) 2:14
    Now the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of Elohim; for they are foolishness to him;
    and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged.
    Itis atthis very pointthat we discoverthe reason forthe many pastfailings of Israel. Israel did not have
    the Spirit of YHWH to help them keep and do Torah, let alone to be able to hear and obey His Voice.
    Thisis one of the reasons why Mashiach came to make available to us His Spirit and His power that we
    might actually be able to keep and to doHis commandments, and to be able to hear and obeyHis Voice.However, if we do not understand these things, then how will one be able to walk in them? He cannot!
    And if one does not know the importance of walking in His Spirit, then how can he live a victoriouslife?
    He cannot!
    It is true that down through the ages there have been those individuals who have truly walked in His
    Spirit, butforthemost part,most have not walked inHis Spirit. Thisis also sadly true in Christianity.
    There are many who are coming out of Christianity and finding Torah. However, in the finding of that
    Torah, they begin to have a shift in their mindset and rightly so. The problem isthat in many cases one
    goes too far in that shift. While it is important that we keep and obey His commandments, we must
    never get to the point that we begin thinking that it isthe obeying of His Torah that gives ussalvation,
    forthisissimply nottrue.
    Galatians 3:1‐3
    1 Foolish Galatians, who did bewitch you, before whose eyes YHWH Mashiach was openly set forth
    crucified?
    2 This is the only thing I want to find out from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the
    Torah, or by the hearing offaith?
    3Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you nowperfected in the flesh?
    While there wasin fact a region known as Galatia during the time of Mashiach Yeshua and Shaul, when
    Shaul wrote thisletter he may have been addressing more than justthose in Galatia. This word isfound
    in the Aramaic asים ִט ָלָג – “galatim,” whose rootגלה – “galah” means “to be exiled.” Itis probable that
    Shaul was writing to both those in the region of Galatia as well as all those who had been exiled from
    Israel due to a lack of Torah keeping. So he is equally addressing the “foolish exiles.” Keep thatin mind
    as you read this book and particularly this portion of Scripture.
    Why were these to whom Shaul was writing to being foolish? Itissimply because they were attempting
    to perfect their walk in the flesh and not walking according to the Spirit of YHWH. One cannot
    overemphasize the importance of hearing and obeyingHis Voice; or,to putit another way,to walk inHis
    Spirit. Mashiach Yeshua has shed His Blood for us that we might not only be saved from our sins, but
    also that wemight be filled with His Spiritthat we might walk according to His will in allthings. Itis only
    by walking in obedience toHis Spiritthat we will not have the plagues of Egypt put upon us.
    Today, are you walking according toHis Spirit?
    ABBA YHWH, please fill us with Your Spirit; in the name of Yeshua our Mashiach we pray. Amein.
    Shabbat Shalom
    Zerubbabel ben Emunah

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  8. Iosif Joseph spune:

    Shalom. fain eseu ati scris Otniela ! Dumnezeu sa va binecuvante cu tot ce va doriti. Salvatorul nostru viu sa fie cu dvs mereu.

  9. Adriano spune:

    Da , o explicaţie foarte interesantă. Mulţumim, Otniela ! Domnul Ieşua sa vă asculte rugăciunile pentru acest popor, să se aplece spre el cu milă şi să-l trezească la viaţă. Şalom.

  10. Dana spune:

    Shabat Shalom!
    Va invit sa ctiti Scripturile Sfinte.
    Pericopa saptamanii prezentata de Rabinul Sorin Rosen:

    IDENTITATE (Bamidbar 5762) (In the Wilderness)
    Numbers 1:1–4:20; Hosea 2:1–22
    Scris de Sorin Rosen
    Marţi, 07 Mai 2002 02:00
    Semne de intrebare

    [BAMIDBAR SAU NUMERI?]
    In urma cu cateva saptamani, atunci cand cetatenii Romaniei au trebuit sa se declare pentru recensamant, recenzorul nu m-a gasit acasa. Mai erau doar cateva zile pana la incheierea actiunii si incepusem sa-mi fac chiar probleme, gandindu-ma deja la drumurile pe care le voi avea de facut pe cine stie unde pentru a ma declara. Nu era vorba de vreo nevoie sau dorinta a mea de a fi recenzat, ci doar de faptul ca legea ma obliga sa fac acest lucru.

    Intr-un final, am fost gasit acasa. Mi s-a pus in fata un formular pe care urma sa il completeze o doamna recenzor si care a inceput sa bifeze, mai mult fara sa ma intrebe, rubrici dupa rubrici. Am corectat-o acolo unde era necesar, a inlocuit in cele din urma formularul cu unul pe care nu a mai facut greseli si totul s-a terminat cu bine. Iar apoi, la catva timp dupa ce a plecat, am stat si m-am gandit: m-am declarat evreu si asta inseamna din punct de vedere statistic o zecimala (probabil milionime) in plus la procente; am spus ca lucrez la Federatia Comunitatilor Evreiesti si ca ma ocup de educatie iudaica si m-am intrebat atunci (si inca o mai fac) daca oare au vreun cod pentru functia pe care o ocup, aceea de coordonator al activitatii de Talmud Tora. S-a incheiat formularul si am devenit (fara a ma limita, sper, la asta) o cifra intr-o statistica…

    * * *
    In limba ebraica, cea de-a patra carte a Torei, cea pe care o deschidem saptamana aceasta, se numeste Bamidbar, insemnand „in pustiu”. Deoarece cartea isi desfasoara actiunea in exclusivitate in pustiu, dupa iesirea evreilor din Egipt si inainte de intrarea in Eretz Israel, un nume mai potrivit nici nu se putea… Si totusi, numele in limba latina, preluat mai apoi si de catre toate traducerile ulterioare, este Numeri, insemnand – evident – „numere”, „numaratori”. Ce este atat de important in aceste numaratori care – de altfel – abunda in cartea Numeri, ca si in celelalte carti? De ce insista Tora sa ne arate, iarasi si iarasi, numarul exact al evreilor, cati au ajuns in Egipt, cati au iesit din Egipt, cati au calatorit prin pustiu, cati au ramas dupa pacatul vitelului de aur, cati au ajuns in Tara Fagaduintei?

    Cand m-am gandit la ideea de recensamant din Tora am avut impresia ca oamenii aceia, evreii numarati in atatea si atatea ocazii, trebuie sa se fi simtit cam la fel: o cifra intr-o statistica. Cel putin asa pare la prima vedere… Nu pot spune ca e rau, statisticile sunt bune in principiu, insa care este totusi mesajul? Tora insista, ofera cifre, face adunari, tine evidenta… De ce?

    In pericopa Ki Tisa, in care evreii sunt numarati printr-o donatie de o jumatate de shekel, Dumnezeu da porunca: „Cand vei socoti pe copiii lui Israel si le vei face numaratoarea, fiecare dintre ei sa dea Domnului un dar in bani, pentru rascumpararea sufletului lui. […] Orice om cuprins in numaratoare, de la varsta de 20 de ani in sus, va plati darul ridicat pentru Domnul.” [Exodul 30.11-14]

    Ce este atat de „ridicator”, de „inaltator” in a fi numarat? Raspunsul este ca adevaratii profeti au avut puterea de a ii dezvalui unui om intreaga personalitate, numai printr-o simpla privire. Cand un om statea in fata lui Moshe si Aharon pentru a fi numarat, persoana respectiva primea o binecuvantare, experienta era cu adevarat inaltatoare. Prin faptul de a repeta numaratoarea iar si iar, exact in momentele de rascruce ale istoriei evreilor (ajungerea in Egipt, Exodul, drumul prin desert, primirea Torei, intrarea in Israel), Dumnezeu a dorit sa realizeze contrarul a ceea ce un recensamant insemna in zilele noastre. Prin faptul ca au primit o binecuvantare si li s-a dat ocazia sa contribuie cu bani sau sa se implice in vreun fel in ceea ce avea loc in respectivul moment istoric, evreii au fost scosi din anonimat si nu introdusi in acesta. Li s-a dat sentimentul de „am fost si eu acolo”, de „am spus si eu un cuvant acolo, am dat un ban”, li s-a reinnoit convingerea ca fiecare individ in parte conteaza. In Tora, recensamantul nu a fost o statistica, ci un mod de inaltare spirituala.

    Am debutat acest comentariu cu intrebarea „Bamidbar sau Numeri?” Maretia Torei consta tocmai in faptul ca Bamidbar si Numeri sunt sinonime, nu in intelesul intrinsec al cuvintelor, ci in semnificatia lor. In pustiu, acolo unde oamenii nu supravietuiesc solitari, in care chiar si o natiune intreaga poate fi mica pentru imensitatea de nisip si piatra care o inconjoara, acolo, Dumnezeu le-a dat evreilor sentimentul de apartenenta la poporul lor si de unicitate a fiecarui individ. Acolo li s-a spus ca sunt Am ehad ke ish ehad! (Un popor precum un singur om).

    Ce putem invata pentru astazi?

    [AI CUI SUNT COPIII DUMNEAVOASTRA?]
    Ciudata intrebare, nu-i asa? Pare deosebit de straniu sa rogi pe cineva sa-ti raspunda ai cui sunt copiii lui? Poate parea chiar un afront, poate parea ca ma amestec in viata personala a cuiva sau ca pun sub semnul intrebarii fidelitatea partenerului de viata. Dar in intrebarea pe care am pus-o eu nu este nimic din toate astea, iar pericopa Bamidbar ma incurajeaza sa intreb acest lucru.

    In pericopa de saptamana aceasta, Dumnezeu ii porunceste lui Moshe sa ii numere pe evrei, dupa casele parintilor lor, sa ii numere pe toti cei peste douazeci de ani care sunt capabili sa tina o arma in mana. (Foarte asemanator cu zilele noastre cand, la varsta de 17, 18 sau 21 de ani, atunci cand se apreciaza ca un tanar este considerat apt pentru armata, respectivul devine major, cu toate drepturile ce decurg din aceasta calitate.) Intr-o numaratoare separata, membrii tribului lui Levi sunt de asemenea cuprinsi, incepand cu varsta de 30 de zile. Iar inainte de aceasta numaratoare, Aharon si cei patru fii ai acestuia, Kohanimii, o subdiviziune a tribului Levi, sunt numarati la randul lor.

    Tora ii mentioneaza pe cei patru fii ai lui Aharon pe nume, spunand, in Numeri 3.1-3: „Acestia sunt urmasii lui Aharon si Moshe in ziua in care Dumnezeu a vorbit lui Moshe pe Muntele Sinai. Acestea sunt numele copiilor lui Aharon: Nadav, Avihu, Eleazar si Itamar. Acestea sunt numele copiilor lui Aharon care au fost Kohanim (preoti), care au fost unsi si au slujit in serviciul divin.”

    Si iata intrebarea despre care vorbeam: AI CUI SUNT COPIII? Ai lui Aharon sau ai lui Moshe? Ei bine, in realitate, cei patru erau copiii lui Aharon, iar urmasii lui Moshe nici macar nu sunt mentionati explicit in aceasta numaratoare. Si atunci, de ce mai este mentionat Moshe? Si – iarasi deloc de ignorat – care este legatura intre faptul ca Dumnezeu a vorbit lui Moshe pe Muntele Sinai si urmasii acestuia?

    In Talmud (Sanhedrin 19b), o persoana care educa un copil este comparat cu un parinte. Desigur, Moshe i-a educat pe toti evreii si poate de aceea Tora il considera ca fiind „parintele” poporului. Si totusi, explicatia nu este suficienta: de ce Moshe nu este desemnat PARINTE atunci cand ii scoate pe evrei din Egipt, sau atunci cand despica Marea Rosie, sau cand scoate apa din stanca? De ce tocmai atunci cand educa?

    Mesajul paragrafului de mai sus nu este pentru cei care invata, pentru elevi. Un copil isi considera parintele drept model, isi considera profesorul drept model, insa sunt nenumarate alte modele pe care le poate lua in consideratie si urma. Mesajul din pericopa Bamidbar este pentru cel care preda! Un copil nu poate fi educat decat daca il iubesti ca si cum ar fi al tau. De cate ori nu vi se intampla sa spuneti unui copil din vecini ca se joaca cu mingea la ora 3 dupa-amiaza si ca face prea mult zgomot? Intrebarea este: ii spuneti pentru a scapa dumneavoastra de zgomot, sau pentru a-l educa sa nu mai faca acel zgomot? Dar daca fiul sau fiica dumneavoastra strica un obiect din casa, reprosul facut este pentru ca respectivul obiect costa, sau pentru a face copilul sa inteleaga ca lucrul respectiv costa?

    De cele mai multe ori, atunci cand incercam sa facem educatie unui copil care nu este al nostru, o facem pentru noi, si nu pentru copil. Ne deranjeaza zgomotul, facem observatie si se intrerupe. Ne e teama ca mingea ne-ar putea lovi masina, facem observatie si locul de joaca se muta. Ni se pare ca un tanar este nepoliticos in tramvai si nu cedeaza locul, ii spunem si il certam si lucrurile se rezolva. Dar – de cele mai multe ori – nu punem suflet in nimic din toate astea… Scapam de disconfortul de moment, rezolvam problema care a aparut, insa „de educatia copilului sa se ocupe parintii lui, nu eu”.

    Atunci cand ne dam insa copii la scoala, dorim ca profesorul sau educatorul sa ni-i invete cum sa se poarte, nu numai sa sanctioneze abateri. Atunci cand vedem copilul cu un cercel in nas, de exemplu, sau cand ni se pare ca sta prea mult prin discoteca si prea putin la invatatura, sau cand cercul lui de prieteni nu ne place, atunci ne amintim…

    In pericopa Bamidbar, Moshe este numit parintele copiilor lui Aharon atunci cand isi arata dragostea pentru ei, cand ii invata Tora pentru a le crea o identitate si a le oferi un ghid pentru viata, atunci cand ii EDUCA. Atunci cand faceti si dumneavoastra acelasi lucru, cand sunteti pusi de catre viata in ipostaza de „profesor”, retineti un lucru: daca nu iubiti pe respectivul copil ca si cum ar fi al dumneavoastra, puteti sa-i cititi din manual, puteti sa-i tineti un discurs, puteti sa-l trageti de urechi sau sa-i faceti morala. Dar cu siguranta, asa nu il veti invata!

    [IDENTITATEA…]
    Inca din momentul in care ne nastem, fiecare dintre noi are o identitate. Incepand cu talia si greutatea, continuand cu ochii albastri sau verzi si terminand cu seria si numarul pasaportului, orice om are o identitate. Un nume care sa fie folosit de catre ceilalti pentru a-l apela, un nume de familie care ne integreaza in linia pe care au urmat-o parintii si bunicii nostri si, daca reusim sa ni-l cream, un renume, ceva pentru care sa fim amintiti.

    Ce se intampla atunci cand ne pierdem identitatea? Apar problemele… Un om care sufera de amnezie, de exemplu, trebuie sa isi ia viata de la inceput, sa se reobisnuiasca cu cei din jur, sa incerce sa isi reaminteasca de unde vine si ce facea inainte ca amnezia sa apara. Si nu-i usor… Trebuie „refacut traseul”, cum se spune… Pentru unii, momentul refacerii legaturii poate fi o lovitura in cap, pentru altii un miros familiar, o strafulgerare de lumina, un cuvant cu cine stie ce semnificatie…

    Si tot mecanismul acesta functioneaza pentru ca in urma cu ani, pe cand eram copii, parintii ne-au dat ceva din ei, o legatura si o identitate. Pentru ca am invatat si noi, din experienta de viata, din greselile noastre si ale prietenilor, din ceea ce ni s-a intamplat…

    * * *
    Pericopa de saptamana aceasta, Bamidbar, ar fi trebuit sa fie stadiul final al dezvoltarii noastre nationale, ca popor evreu. Ar fi trebuit sa povesteasca ultimele luni petrecute in pustiu si pregatirile pentru intrarea in Eretz Israel. De la iesirea din Egipt a trecut un an, iar evreii trebuiau sa fie deja gata sa isi indeplineasca obligatiile de Bnei Israel (fii ai lui Israel), de slujitori ai lui Dumnezeu si de popor sfant. Si totusi – asa dupa cum vom vedea in continuare in Tora – lucrurile nu au decurs chiar asa. A mai fost nevoie de 40 de ani prin desert, de o „amnezie colectiva” si de o recuperare pentru ca misiunea pe care Dumnezeu a pregatit-o pentru evrei sa fie pe deplin inteleasa.

    Pericopa Bamidbar mai poarta numele si de Parashat Degalim (pericopa steagurilor), pentru ca in ea Dumnezeu le spune evreilor: „Fiii lui Israel sa poposeasca fiecare langa steagul familiei sale si sa-si aseze taberele inaintea cortului marturiei si imprejurul lui.” [2.2] Dupa multi ani de sclavie in Egipt, in care – in mijlocul atator nevoi si greutati – nimeni nu mai avea prea mult timp pentru relatii familiare, evreilor li se spune sa poposeasca fiecare langa steagul familiei sale si in apropiere de Cortul Intalnirii. Li se spune sa fie impreuna cu ai lor, sa-si incarce bateriile si sa se apropie de Dumnezeu. Li se spune sa stea langa STEAG, langa steagul pe care atatea generatii inaintea lor, chiar in conditiile acelea grele din Egipt, l-au tinut sus…

    * * *
    Recuperarea dupa amnezie nu este usoara. Se face cu efort si ajutor din partea celor apropiati, se face cu cheltuiala de timp si energie. Si iata ca astazi, dupa groaznica lovitura a Holocaustului si dupa anii de amnezie fortata care au urmat, avem cu totii o criza de identitate. Nu mai stim bine care ne este steagul, cum arata familia noastra, de unde am venit si ce faceam inainte de lovitura… Nu mai stim bine cum sa ne asezam langa steagul familiei noastre si nici putem gasi exact Cortul Intalnirii…

    Si totusi, ceva stim! Exista mirosul acela familiar, strafulgerarea de lumina si cuvintele pline de semnificatii: SUNTEM EVREI! Steagul exista! La fel si familia si Dumnezeu! Avem nevoie doar de o lovitura puternica, pe care singuri trebuie sa ne-o administram. Si asta cat mai repede…

    In pericopa Bamidbar evreii se aduna in jurul Cortului Intalnirii si fiecare are un loc. Este locul care ne-a fost pastrat si noua, este identitatea uitata si care asteapta sa o regasim.

    ESTE IDENTITATEA PE CARE TREBUIE SA O DAM COPIILOR NOSTRI, PENTRU CA STEAGUL FAMILIEI SA RAMANA SUS.

    Shabat Shalom!

  11. Shalom, Prieteni ! Multumiri pentru participarea la acest topic. Slavit sa fie HaShem ! Fiti binecuvantati din Sion cu o Sarbatoare cat mai aproape de Inima Domnului nostru ! Fie Duhul Slavei – Ruach Ha Kodesh glorificat ! Chag Shavuot Sameach !!!

    Shalom, Dear Friends ! Many thanks for your taking part in this topic. May HaShem be always glorified ! May you be blessed with a special Celebration of Shavuot, in our Saviour`S Presence ! May The Holy Spirit – Ruach Ha Kodesh be glorified ! To all of you, Chag Shavuot Sameach !!!

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