The Tanya

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Re: The Tanya

Postby David_L » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:04 pm

Steve, you seem convinced that Noachidism/Judaism is not the answer for you. If that's the case, why do you keep pursuing this belief system, instead of looking for answers elsewhere?
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Re: The Tanya

Postby steve » Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:49 pm

thanks David, your right in some respects but I feel Judaism is the only true path though.

Thanks to everyone for the advice over the years.

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Re: The Tanya

Postby David_L » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:59 pm

I didn't mean to discourage you from trying to observing the Noachide Laws. It's just that your posts tend to be negative, as if you're looking for reasons not to do this.

An analogy would be someone who works as a dentist and keeps complaining that he hates being a dentist. :)
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Re: The Tanya

Postby steve » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:47 pm

Thanks David,
The spiritual level of Jewish people really awes me, I suppose I am just jealous that I can't be the same.

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Re: The Tanya

Postby David_L » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:52 am

The other Jews that I have met in person aren't any more spiritual than other people. They seem mostly concerned with material stuff, just like everyone else. But maybe that's just my personal experience. :)
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Re: The Tanya

Postby rivka » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:41 am

I would agree that is true generally. I think there are some Jews who are on a higher spiritual level, and I have been lucky enough to spend brief times with some, and longer times with others.

For myself, it is something I aspire to, but definitely not something I have achieved.
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Re: The Tanya

Postby mariaw » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:27 pm

Dear Dave,
Many times Torah will point you toward physical & then relate something entirely spiritual.
I'm using The Stone Edition of Tanach.
Torah (five books of Moses) is like an enclosed garden. If I find a limb, leaf or flower
of an almond tree, for example (Numbers 17:23);
& I can't identify them; I have only to look for a fully grown tree.
I don't have to exit the Garden.

However, this isn't about trees!
The following is a family gathering including Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.
Moses & Aaron, his brother, are also gathered there. And I know this because,
Exodus 3:15----- says this is where G-d keeps His name forever & also His memorial unto all generations.
So Torah teaches us the eternal plans of G-d's heart are signed, sealed & delivered to Israel's nation.

Here might be an example of the eternal versus the physical:
The cave in Hebron where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac & Jacob are buried is physical.
But Torah will also tell you that these patriarchs & mothers
of Israel's nation have been gathered to their people.
G-d buries Moses on Mt. Nevo, precisely where is unknown
& yet we see him being gathered to his people. (Deut. 32.50)
Moses' brother Aaron dies on Mt Hor, & is also gathered to his people.
What seems like death to us is really a FAMILY GATHERING for them.

G-D's ETERNAL LOVE
Jeremiah 30.23-----Allow me to briefly show you The End of Days!
HaShem says, "these are the plans of my heart."
"At that time, the word of HASHEM, I will be a G-d for all the families of Israel
and they will be a people for Me."
Jer. 31.1-----:From the distant past HASHEM appeared to me." And I have loved you
with an eternal love, therefore I have extended kindness to you."

G-d's appearing from the distant past to a prophet might prove that time itself
doesn't exist in His spiritual realm. This may give new meaning to the words
"End of Days."

Thank you & Shalom
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