Friday, 28 December 2007

Parashah Reading and the 7 aliyah readers

For those who are new to Jewish practices:

On every Shabbat morning in Synagogue all over the world, the Torah scrolls are ceremoniously taken out from arks carried through the aisles to be touched reverently by the assembly of the Jewish people.

Seven people are called up to recite blessings before and after they have read the the sacred Hebrew text of the Torah from the scroll. The practice of public reading from the Torah dates back at least to the time of Ezra. The word parashah meaning portion read each week follows a prescribed sequence tied to the Jewish year. There are a total of 54 parashot for the entire year. The reading commences with Beresheet to Devarim. 34 on Simchat Torah the following year, when with great joy the scroll is immediately re-rolled and Beresheet 1 is read again.

The reading from the scripture does not end just with the Torah portion. After the Torah portion are read follows on the reading of prophets known as Haftarah (completion), Tehillim, or Ketuvim and Brit Hadashah.

The seven person who call up to read is called "aliyah". Being called up to the bimah (pulpit) for the Torah reading is an honor. The Hebrew word for such an invitation is aliyah it meaning "going up" it is the same word use for the meaning "immigrating to Yisrael" since it is a spiritual going up for a Yehudi to return to the land.

In this Hebraic Transliterated scripture in the Torah section will be equip with the following:

At the begining of each parashah, gives it name and the meaning which is often a phrases or word from the first few verse as the theme of the reading. Also with each Torah portion are bold-face printed red italicized (i; ii; iii; vi; v; vi; vii) indicating where each of the aliyot begins. Near the end of the seventh aliyah is the word Maftir whoever is to read the haftarah starts by reading these final verses of the Torah portion from the scroll or the scriptures and then reads the Neviim portion from the scriptures. Below is a video presented by Rabbi Jonathan hope give a better understand what has been explained. Baruch Hashem.

Torah Honour Aliyah

How the Torah portion works?

There are Seven portions of the Hebrew texts, Each portion is an outline study and also to be read by 7 aliyahs on Shabbat.

1st portion | 2nd Portion | 3rd Portion | 4th Portion | 5th Portion | 6th Portion | 7th Portion | Maftir.

We are to read each portion a day for our daily devotion and to be shared when the group met on Shabbat?

Sunday (1st day of the week) 1st portion;
Monday 2nd portion,
Tuesday 3rd portion,
Wednesday 4th portion;
Thursday 5th portion;
Friday 6th portion
Saturday 7th portion - Maftir

Thursday, 27 December 2007

December 27 2007:- Update Shemot 20

The Chapter Shemot 20 consist of the Ten Commandments can be divided into two basic divisions. With the remaining 603 commandments are attached to at least one of the Ten Commandments.

I use to wonder what does those Hebrews Alphabet in Exodus 10 use for. I learn that each set of commandments is indicate with a Hebrew Alphabet, click on each to view the detail content of the commandment. Our fellowship group have study on these Still working on it not yet complete.

To overview the entire 613 Mitzvot
Did some update on Shemot 1-6 for the Parashah reading. Chapter 2 uses papyrus background. added some notes information of papyrus.
Parashah 13: Shemot (Names) 1:1-6:1

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

See Chapter 7 - some note on the 10 plague. illustration graphic is image mapping, each picture is the link of the verse and notes added

See chapter 9 the word murrain

Dever - murrain (Pronounced "mur'in") is a highly infectious disease of cattle and sheep. It literally means "disease" meaning plague or pestilence. This plague is a dreaded disease similar to the bubonic plague in the Middle Ages. It was likely carried by rat fleas and produced tumors on the infected person. Shemuel Alef 5-6 describes the plague on the Phishlim as a punishment from God. The word is also used as the most dreaded threat of the Lord against His people (Vayikra 26:25; Bamidbar 14:12). The Neviim use this word frequently to predict coming judgment and destruction as in the common phrase, sword, famine, and plague (Yirmeyahu 21:9; Yirmeyahu 38:2; Yechekiel 6:11).

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

When was Messiah Yeshua born?

The following video speak about when Messiah Yeshua born:

The book of Luke has been updated, correction, background added.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

December 23 - Update sefer Chagai

Today update sefer Chagai

Chapter 1 and two - enlarge fonts, some minor correction, adjust some typesetting, added background wall paper

1, 2

Go to Index page

Friday, 21 December 2007

Thursday, 20 December 2007

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Wednesday, 19 December 2007

re-enlargment of books shofitm and Hisgalau

The following books again re-enlarge the fonts

Softim- Judges - reenlarge fonts from 20 pt to 36 or 38 pt.

Hisgalau - Revelation re-enlarge fonts from 28 pt to 36-38 pt and added background.

Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, [which is] the malakh (angel) of the bottomless pit (tehom; abyss), whose name in the Hebrew tongue [is] Abaddon (i.e. Destruction; אבדּון), but in the Greek tongue hath [his] name Apolluon (destroyer).

It is interesting to know that the Hebrew word Abaddon is found Job 26:6; 28:22; 31:12; Psalms 88:11; Proverbs 15:11. I will fix the chain references and will be use in Transliterated Scriptures, make it easily noticeable

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

12 December update : Book of 1 Kings completed

I have completed the book on 1st Kings. Notice the name of the book

1st Shemuel - The first book of Kings
2nd Shemuel - The Second book of Kings
1st Kings - The Third book of kings
2nd Kings - The fourth book of kings

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 19 , 20 , 21 , 22

I have given a background, highlighting key words, and I also use pink for mention names of women, wife of ; mother of etc

There will still be some more updates, some spelling structure need to be amended

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

2nd Dec new adds and update

The book of Philippeisios has been updated with larger print, background map of Phillipi, highlight key words.

Read the book of Philippeisios

Our Assembly Youth Camp the young people will be studying the book of Philippeisios, it is the book that teaches how to deal with buggy problem within the Assembly, little petty issue should not be left unresolved. With help of Moshiach we should be overcome and be delivered out of the situation.

Also the during this Hannukah season I have added a link to the cover page

Hebrew Text: מגילת אנטיוכוס -חנוכה Maccabees

"The First Book of the Maccabees covers the period of forty years from the accession of Antiochus (175 B.C.) to the death of Shimon the Maccabee (135 B.C.). Its contents are as follows: Ch. i. 1-9 is a brief historical introduction; i. 10-ii. 70 treats of the rise of the Maccabean revolt; iii. 1-ix. 22 is devoted to the Maccabean struggle under Yehuda; ix. 23-xii. 53, to the fortunes of Israel under Yonatan; xiii. 1-xvi. 24, to the administration of Shimon. The events are followed with intense interest and sympathy. At times the enthusiasm of the writer rises to a high pitch and breaks out into poetry of a genuine Semitic character (comp. iii. 3-9). The style is simple, terse, restrained, and objective, modeled throughout on that of the historical books of the Tanach. The fact that just proportions are observed in treating the different parts of the narrative proves the author to have been a writer of considerable skill. He dates all events in terms of the Seleucid era.

It is clear from the Semitic idioms which occur throughout the work that it was composed in a Semitic language (see, for example, ii. 40, iv. 2), and certain passages indicate with great clearness that the original language was Hebrew (see ii. 39, iii. 19). To this fact Origen and Jerome also bear testimony, though it is possible that the version or paraphrase known to them was Aramaic.

The Greek version seems to be a literal one, often preserving the Semitic, and sometimes even the Hebrew, idiom; but it is clear, and probably it is, on the whole, a satisfactory translation. It is transmitted in three uncial manuscripts of the Septuagint—the Codex Sinaiticus, the Codex Alexandrinus, and the Codex Venetus—as well as in several cursives."

IMPORTANT NOTE: since the only text we have today for this book was translated and transmitted by Christian sources, the present text may well contain intentional errors.

1 Maccabees

The contents of the book can be summarized as follows:

  • Chapter 1-2: The hellenization of Judah and the non-violent resistance by Mattathias;
  • Chapter 3-9: Military actions by Judas the Maccabaean ('battle hammer'): after 166, he defeats the Seleucid armies three times and liberates Jerusalem, where the temple is purified; more operations; Judas' defeat and death in 161;
  • Chapter 9-12: Continued warfare, led by Judas' brother Jonathan (160-143), who, benefiting from wars of succession in the Seleucid Empire, restores the fortunes of the Jewish nationalists and adds to their territories;
  • Chapter 13-16: The third brother, Simon, achieves political independence, and founds the Hasmonaean dynasty

/ 2 Maccabees

The contents of the book can be summarized as follows:

  • Chapter 1-2: Introductory letters, introduction.
  • Chapter 3-10: The Temple is miraculously saved from looting; tensions between two high priests; interference by Antiochus IV Epiphanes; military actions by Judas the Maccabaean ('battle hammer'); death of Antiochus; the Temple purified; Chanukah.
  • Chapter 10-14: War against Lysias; another war against Lysias; Judas recognized by Antiochus V Eupator; accession of Demetrius I Soter; war against Nicanor; his defeat.

Information the Hellenistic world