“It’s my life. I will be who I am. And I am one with my G‑d and with my people!”
This morning I poured out my heart to HaShem. My heavenly Father.
He knows what we are going through, He listens.
I was at the end of my rope, and basically "threw in the towel" to put it in boxing terms.
I hadn't finished praying yet when I was led to my mailbox.
And what I found there...
Read it yourself.
The Torah tells a story about each one of us, a story in which one day we all eventually return home. Some read it as an instruction. But it is best read as a promise:
And you will return to G‑d, your G‑d…you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deut. 30:2)
Because, ironic as it may seem, returning home, to your true self, to your people, and to your G‑d, and discovering your own essence that was somehow lost along the way is the most independent act a human being can do.
It means taking ownership of your life, shedding the harness of circumstance, overriding the whip of impulse, and saying, “It’s my life. I will be who I am. And I am one with my G‑d and with my people!”
Nobody can tell you to do that, not even G‑d. It’s the one thing that’s entirely up to you.
But He can write in His Torah that you eventually will come back home.
Because how could it be otherwise?
By Tzvi Freeman
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I felt heavy with awe! This is the umpteenth time that one of my Jewish newsletters, or teachings corners, brings me a direct word from G-d.
I once received a word from an older lady, when I didn't know yet that I was Jewish.
Yeshayah 54 Using with permission the OJB so for the Christians you can read also scriptures out of the N.T.
1 4 Sing, O akarah (barren woman [i.e., Yerushalayim emptied out by the Golus that Isaiah sees coming]), thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and shout for joy, thou that didst not travail with child; for rabbim bnei shome’mah (more are the children of the desolate woman [i.e. referring to those of Jerusalem making aliyah from the ***Golus so that Moshiach’s Kehilah can come forth at Jerusalem-Ac 2:41]) than the bnei be’ulah (children of the married woman; i.e., Jerusalem as the Sarah at first barren then greatly fruitful; see Gn17:16), saith Hashem [see Ga.4:27 OJBC].
***The Jewish diaspora (Hebrew: תְּפוּצָה, romanized: təfūṣā) or exile (Hebrew: גָּלוּת gālūṯ; Yiddish: golus) is the biblical dispersion of Israelites or Jews out of their ancient ancestral homeland (the Land of Israel) and their subsequent settlement in other parts of the globe.
I whispered, "I can't deny You as Son," and immediately I heard, "I AM!"
It was The Humble Servant who brought me to HIM as the Father.
And who took me to the Torah and taught me everything I needed to know about it.
And why HE now calls me to share the wisdom, HIS wisdom from both books. So that everyone may know that HE is all in ALL!
It has been a path of loneliness, humanly speaking. Even now, when I had to leave everything behind to even disappear from LinkedIn, where I still had a significant number of people both, as connections and followers. But when HE asks, I obey, immediately! One must obey Him more than any other man!
Maybe I can return one day, but it may be that this is not the intention. But now say for yourself, with such a Father, who immediately after your heart's cry, leads you to the answer!
HE decides, and I follow with all my heart and soul. He showed me not long ago that people label Him! Jews for Jesus. Christians for Torah. And so on...When His plan is finished, we are ONE NEW MAN!
The hearts of the Fathers and the hearts of the children must turn toward each other! Malachi. *Fathers - Torah - Jews. -- Children- N.T.-Christians.
Some, believe Eliyahu will come back in person. Others believe that HaShem will call people, who carry the seed sown by Eliyah in their hearts, to reconcile those who represent the Fathers and Sons.
The Patriarchs, or *avot (אבות) in Hebrew, meaning “fathers,” refers to three generations of foundational figures in the Book of Genesis and Jewish tradition: Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya'akov
The Matriarchs, or imahot (אמהות) in Hebrew, refers to the Torah’s four foundational women: Sarah Rebecca Rachel, and Leah, the four matriarchs "mothers."
Malachi 4:5-6 Orthodox Jewish Bible
5 (3:23) Hinei, I will send you Eliyahu HaNavi before the coming of the great and dreadful Yom Hashem; 6 (3:24) And he shall turn the lev-avot to the banim, and the lev-banim to their avot, lest I come and strike the earth with cherem.
I would like to conclude, to wish everyone who reads this blog, a Gut erev Shabbes for this Friday evening and Saturday!
Keep your heart open so He can lead you to your homecoming place. Wherever you live in the world, it is Spiritually speaking, His Father-Heart! There you will find peace for your soul.
GUT SHABBES BELOVEDS, ♦🐝D'Vorah Pnina🐝♦ (דבורה) Meijer
This week's Torah portion is Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech (read on 9 September 2023).
In Nitzavim (“Standing”), Moses addresses the Israelites, emphasizing the importance of following God’s covenant and of not worshiping other gods. He describes the process of repentance and returning to G-d, and stresses that God’s commandments are achievable and “not in the heavens.” Vayeilech (“He Went”) opens as Moses tells the Israelites that he will not lead them into the Land of Israel and that Joshua will take over. He instructs the Israelites to gather and read Torah publicly every seven years. At G-d’s command, Moses writes a poem bearing witness to G-d’s covenant with the Israelites. 
Torah reading: Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30
Commentary and Divrei Torah
Shabbat Times for Jerusalem
Candle lighting: 18:14 on Friday, Sep 8
Leil Selichot occurs on Saturday, Sep 9
This week's Torah portion is Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech
Havdalah: 19:30 on Saturday, Sep 9