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  • Writer's pictureD'Vorah Meijer

They Were Willing To Offer Themselves.

Updated: Aug 9

A connection on LinkedIn, Jonathan Feldstein Genesis 123 Foundation-Run for Zion wrote a beautiful piece about Moses. |/ |/ |/ |/ |/ |/ |/ |/ |/ |/ |/ |/

What’s So Great About Moses

Moses is known as the greatest leader in Jewish tradition. It’s not just because he and his life are featured in four of the five Books of the Torah, it’s how and why God chose him and what he did that are remarkable, and yet very relatable. What are Moses’ qualities that make him the great person he was? He embodied great leadership skills, overlayed with empathy and an understanding of social justice. He demonstrated unhesitant faith and reverence for God, even when the Jewish people were not so easy to lead. Let’s explore Moses, his life, and qualities he embodies for us still today with Rabbi Moshe Taragin

And I wrote this:

Have the Jews ever been easy to lead?

Even now many go astray... I saw someone write: "Is pure Judaism dying?"

But in HIS word, we see that when Deborah came, they were willing to offer themselves.

Then sang Devorah and Barak ben Avinoam on that day, saying,

2 Barachu Hashem that the strong in Yisroel put forth strength, that the people willingly offered themselves.

12 Awake, awake, Devorah; awake, awake, break out in song; arise, Barak, and lead captive thy captives, thou ben Avinoam.

She always led the people back to G-d! HIS word HIS ways HIS will and we a set apart HOLY people who will shine HIS light to the nations.

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Shofetim 5

Orthodox Jewish Bible

5 Then sang Devorah and Barak ben Avinoam on that day, saying,

2 Barachu Hashem that the strong in Yisroel put forth strength, that the people willingly offered themselves.

3 Hear, O ye melachim; give ear, O ye rozenim (princes); I, even I, will sing unto Hashem; I will make music to Hashem Elohei Yisroel.

4 Hashem, when Thou wentest out from Seir, when Thou marchedst out of the sadeh Edom, Eretz trembled, HaShomayim poured, clouds also poured down mayim.

5 The harim quaked at the presence of Hashem, this Sinai before Hashem Elohei Yisroel.

6 In the days of Shamgar ben Anat, in the days of Yael, the roads were abandoned, and the travellers walked the byways.

7 The warrior ceased, they ceased in Yisroel, until I, Devorah, arose, I Em B’Yisroel arose.

8 They chose elohim chadashim when war was at the she’arim (gates); was there a mogen or spear to be seen among forty thousand in Yisroel?

9 My lev is toward the ones ruling in Yisroel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Barachu Hashem.

10 Reflect, ye that ride on white donkeys, ye that sit on saddle blankets, and walk on the derech.

11 The voice of the singers in the place of drawing mayim, there shall they rehearse the Tzidkot Hashem, even the Tzidkot of His warriors in Yisroel; then shall HaAm Hashem go down to the she’arim.

12 Awake, awake, Devorah; awake, awake, break out in song; arise, Barak, and lead captive thy captives, thou ben Avinoam.

13 Then came down a sarid (remnant) to the nobles; the people of Hashem came down to me as gibborim.

14 Out of Ephrayim was their shoresh against Amalek; after thee, Binyamin, among thy people; out of Machir came down mekhokekim (law givers), and out of Zevulun they that hold the shevet of the sofer (scribe).

15 And the sarim of Yissakhar were with Devorah; Yissakhar was with Barak; he rushed at his feet into the emek. Among the divisions of Reuven there were gedolim chikkei lev (great searching's, indecisions of heart).

16 Why abodest thou among the mishpetayim (sheepfolds), to hear the bleating's of the flocks? Among the divisions of Reuven there were great indecisions of heart.

17 Gil‘ad abode beyond Yarden; and why did Dan linger by oniyyot? Asher remained on the seacoast and dwelt by his landings.

18 Zevulun and Naphtali were a people that risked their nefesh unto the death in the high places of the sadeh.

19 The melachim came and fought, then fought the melachim of Kena’an at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no plunder of kesef.

20 They fought from Shomayim; the kokhavim in their courses fought Sisra.

21 The Kishon River swept them away, that nachal kedumim, the Kishon River. O my nefesh, march on with oz.

22 Then were the ikvei sus (horse hooves) galloping, the prancings of hooves, the prancings of their mighty steeds.

23 Curse Meroz, said the Malach Hashem, curse bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the ezrat Hashem, to the help of Hashem, against the gibborim.

24 Blessed above nashim shall Yael eshet Chever the Keni be, blessed shall she be above nashim in the ohel.

25 He asked mayim, and she gave him cholov; she brought forth curds in a noble’s dish.

26 She put her yad to the yetad, and her right hand to the workman’s hammer; and with the hammer she struck Sisra, she crushed his rosh, when she had shattered and pierced his temple.

27 At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down; at her feet he bowed, he fell; where he bowed, sham (there) he fell down dead.

28 The Em Sisra looked out through the chalon (window), and cried through the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why tarry the wheels of his marekevot (chariots)?

29 Her chachemot sarot (wisest ladies) answered her, indeed, she repeats to herself her words,

30 Are they not finding and dividing the prey; to every gever a girl or two; for Sisra colorful garments as plunder, a plunder of dyed work embroidered, of diver's colors of needlework on both sides, fit for the necks of them that take the spoil?

31 So let all thine enemies perish, Hashem; but let them that love Him be as the shemesh in its gevurah. And HaAretz had rest arba’im shanah.

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It was Senior Chaplain Paul van Beek who the LORD send to me, many years ago to tell me that I was a Deborah too. The Lord blessed me to be a leader Deborah to serve the other Deborah's with Divine advice and all what the Lord has in store. He had to anointed me and then years followed with training and sitting at the LORD's feet.

Paul, every time came in my life, when a new phase came in my education, to be ready for my Deborah task. Twice He had to bless me. This week, again at the Lord's divine timing, he has sent me a booklet, with everything he once has send to me piece by piece. It was again so beautiful to read, and it inspired me to make some finishing touches, to be ready for the things to come.

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If you know, you are a Deborah too, or you just heard from the Lord, that He is calling you, for this task, you can contact me as the Lord leads.

GUT SHABBES BELOVEDS, ♦🐝D'Vorah Pnina🐝♦ (דבורה) Meijer


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