Today’s Music to keep me SsSSAaAANnNEeE in Isolation – Leonard Cohen – You Want it Darker

I so miss the guy. So many good songs.

This was his last real album. That title track sends chills through me. I’m not sure I want it darker!

(1) Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (Audio) – YouTube

8 thoughts on “Today’s Music to keep me SsSSAaAANnNEeE in Isolation – Leonard Cohen – You Want it Darker

  1. Torah as a political Constitutional document establishes the Order of the Cohen society. Just as the United States Constitution shapes American society but not British society. Just as Parliamentary law determines the Constitution of British society but not American society. So too the Torah brit faith shapes only the Cohen nation. The idea propagated and foisted by both Xtianity and Islam of a Universal faith, complete and total narishkeit rubbish.

    The key issue of writing a Sefer Torah, the sofer has to write the Name of HaShem לשמה. Doing a mitzva לשמה requires a subject and a predicate. The latter informs what the subject does. For example, P’sach, Jews remove all leaven products from their possessions. Korbanot have a halachic prohibition to switch from one korban type to another korban type. Tanning the hide of an animal intended by the sofer to write a Sefer Torah: that hide requires a dedication for the purpose of writing a Sefer Torah.

    Therefore what predicate sets the Name of HaShem apart, when the sofer writes the Name לשמה? Its the absolute necessity of this “predicate” which separates the profane from the holy. Its this pronoun/predicate which makes an הבדלה, which separates the first Commandment of Sinai from the second Commandment of Sinai – holy from profane. At the Akadah, for example, Avraham dedicated his son Yitzak unto the oath brit which HaShem swore to him that his chosen “Cohen” seed would compare to the stars in the sky and the sands upon the sea shore, in the memory of obeying the Divine commandment to listen to Sarah, who demanded that Avraham expel Hagar and her son Ishmael from the oath brit inheritance, from inheriting any part of the brit sanctified chosen Cohen nation.

    גיטין: המביא גט ממדינת הים, צריך שיאמר בפני נכתב ובפני נחתם

    This opening Mishna describes the services of a notary, an individual officially licensed by a governmental body to perform certain actions in legal matters. The Rosh did not require a sofer to נחתם, using an impressed seal, whenever that sofer wrote the Name of HaShem. But the masoret of writing a Sefer Torah does permit the sofer to inscribe straight lines upon the leather. Consequently it appears to me that the language נחתם implies some type of impressed seal, which all notaries employ today. The notary seal impressed upon the margin of the Torah on the identical line that contains the written Name of HaShem, this seal – impressed upon the margin – serves as evidence that the sofer wrote the Name לשמה — לשם מידות.

    Middot, the Oral Torah logic system format, seeks to promote effectiveness as the main criterion in the set of considerations of social emotional/communial “investors”, and in the management of associations, through the development of advanced emotional development and maturity for societal stability, development of social standards, social mapping, applied research, consulting, conferences etc.
    However, what precisely defines the k’vanna of a sofer, when he writes the Name of HaShem לשמה?

    Forty days after the sin of the Golden Calf, on Yom Kippor, Moshe heard the voice of HaShem declare the 13 tohor middot. Why the second repetition of the Name of HaShem in that revelation, which addresses the tohor middot of logic – otherwise referred to as the Torah Sh’Baal Peh? The second Name of HaShem comes to teach that the middot thereafter, beginning with אל, that these middot serve as pronoun predicate extensions of the Name of HaShem. Therefore the sofer should set aside 13 specific “Crowns” to precisely indicate which middah of HaShem, that that sofer held as his k’vanna, at the precise moment in time, when that sofer wrote the Name of HaShem לשמה.

    A safer Torah which does not “נחתם” with a defined tohor midda crown, the question stands: what proof exists which testifies that the sofer wrote the Name of HaShem לשמה? The opening Gemara of גיטין teaches that g’lut Jewry lost this precise knowledge, how to do mitzvot לשמה. Consequently, it appears to me that a sofer has a Torah obligation to prove his k’vanna when he writes the Name of HaShem לשמה, something comparable to the services of a notary. This requirement which establishes the halacha of the correct way to write a Sefer Torah, this commentator strongly advises, it compares to the time of Ezra, when he changed the shape of the letters of the א – ב.

    Recently celebrated Purim. The Gra teaches that the word המלך serves as a רמז to HaShem. Honestly this idea appears most difficult to me. The Purim story highlights rage and extreme anger. The sages within the Talmud compare strong anger unto avoda zara. Therefore the rabbinic pronoun/predicate המלך, whose gematria numerical value equals to המן, this tuma word המלך, refers to God, but not unto HaShem; the exact distinction between the first and second Sinai revelation commandments. The tuma Yatzir within the heart of man strives to seize power and make “the leader”/המן of a given nation, into some type of God. Herein defines my current understanding of Megillat Esther. Have made a pithy summation of this idea: refer to myself as an atheist – bless HaShem, based upon the opening mussar instruction from the Torah: בראשית ברא אלהים/In the Beginning Created God. The tuma Yatzir within the hearts of mankind, continually seeks to transform their “anointed” moshiach into some type of God.

    The Purim story tells a story which depicts a power struggle. The Nazi war criminals themselves referred to their up coming hanging as “Purimfest”. Both the Church, with its Jesus son of God theology Gospel Universal religion stories, together with the evil Nazis, both lost their bid for world power. Present day Iraq serves as an excellent example of the post WW2 total defeat and exile of the church who waits for the 2nd Coming, and its present exiled spiritual status, following the Israeli victory in the 1948 Independence War. According to a 2019 interim study ordered by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and led by Rev. Philip Mounstephen, the Bishop of Truro, “xtian persecution” approaches “near genocide levels” in the Middle East. The curse of refugee degradation has switched from Jews to the Xtian church. That report focuses upon Iraq’s xtian de-population, decimated from 1.5 million before 2003, to under 120,000 by 2019.

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