Today’s Music to keep me SssSsaaaAAaAnnnnNnneEeeEE in Isolation – Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks

After his golden period in the sixties Bob went downhill as far as I’m concerned. This album was a return to form. I’ll enjoy playing it today.

Bob Dylan 1975 Blood On The Tracks – YouTube

434 thoughts on “Today’s Music to keep me SssSsaaaAAaAnnnnNnneEeeEE in Isolation – Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks

  1. What does the mitzva of Tzitzit teach?  The 2nd paragraph of kre’a shma: “ובלכתך בדרך” links the mitzva of tefillin together with the mitzva of tzitzit, as commanded in the 3rd paragraph of the kre’a shama.  All Torah mitzvot command mussar.  What mussar does the language of: “וראיתם אתו וזכרתם את כל מצות” come to teach?  In our ובלכתך בדרך walk as the chosen brit Cohen nation, the Torah commands us to search for the אצבע אלהים/finger of HaShem within our lives.  All mitzvot learn from the mitzva of tzitzit on this score.  Remembering with thanks giving the “finger of God” within and throughout our lives defines the k’vanna of all the תרי”ג Commandments.

      1. People who possess intelligence: tzitzit matters. For noise makers like yourself ehhh! Who cares what noise noise makers make.

      2. Your stream of racist abuse just reflects on you. Fascism and racism is probably the worst aspect of human nature – along with violence and cruelty. You arrogantly exhibit it all – an example for others to see.

  2. who cares what a “mosckerr” says, whatever a mosckerr is. Blood on the tracks was sign of Dylan’s return from xtainty and being “country bob.” I remember putting a radio preview disc of “blood” on the air and getting 100 plus phone calls, raving about dylan’s “return” “the spangled dwarf in his bow tie…the infantry that don’t ask why…”

      1. Cheers Jeff – I find it amazing to think that there are people all over the world reading my stuff. That’s weird. But heartening. It is good to make contact with people from different cultures and break down barriers.
        Mosh is my resident fascist. I do find him amusing and it is interesting for me as a writer to gain some insight into that mindset.

      2. Please allow me to educate you yet again. You are such a difficult student. Information fails to stick.
        A denier is someone who denies. A holocaust denier is someone who denies the holocaust took place.
        I firmly believe the holocaust took place and that the Nazis killed around 6 million Jews.
        Now – do you understand??

      3. The preacher preaches dumb ass theology. Idiot Fascists like yourself continually attempt to foist the evil European insanity upon Jews of Israel. This cowardice proves you as a Holocaust denier and a Fascist support.

      1. Bob Dylan the Jewish singer? A Fascist such as yourself likes a Jewish singer and song writer? No. Must refer to some other Dylan who most probably supports a War between Israel and England.

      2. Look in the mirror Moshe. It’s not me who’s racist. I think Bob Dylan the Jewish singer, is probably the best ever!

  3. fascism well explain the attitude. he’s probably been off celebrating the return of fascism to europe, maybe off for a quick goose step around berlin. as a worthless fascisti, maybe it will gag on his armband. “douche, douche, douche…” lol

    1. It is quite likely. His outbursts of extreme racism and attitudes towards Europeans and Palestinians are reminiscent of the German Nazi party. He’d probably be running a concentration camp if he had the opportunity.

      1. A descendant of the loyalist to the Crown Americans who never once there after declared that Washington stole their land. Idiot.

      2. Go on… double dog dare ya … bring a historical reference of post Revolutionary War loyalist to the Crown Americans complaining that general Washington stole their land! LOL. Your propaganda of “stolen land” “stolen land” “stolen land” directly compares to the citizens loyal to the British Crown who lived in America following the victory of the US Continental Army over the Red Coats.

      3. Make up your shit for brains Mind Ass Hat, you condemn all human history for fighting wars and “stealing lands” yet your two faced ASS turns the other cheek, and declares: eh the past is the past. Loser.

      4. The past is the past. War is wrong. Land was stolen. Reparation is required.
        Too hard for you to understand?

      5. I think we’ve already established that all land has been stolen. Nobody owns land. Ownership is theft.

      6. What “post” Moron. Its not my job to post opinions by Jews in the British (back benchers) Labor Party that got its ass spanked in the last General Election.

      7. 2 peas in a pod. Makers of general statements without bringing specific supporting evidence. Ya think too with your dick like Falstaff of Mid Summer Night’s Dream. LOL ya probably so illiterate that the reference does not ring a bell. Google it poochie.

      8. Yo Falstaff maybe you consider that general Washington stole the lands of America from the colonialists who remained faithful to the King? LOL

      9. You don’t want them digging up the graves of all the people Isreal has murdered – that’s all.

      10. Ass Hat thinks he possesses a monopoly over TRUTH. Arrogant fool. He continually confuses contempt for racism. Dumb Ass shit for brains.

      11. I’ve never said that. Many people talk sense. You should try listening to them instead of fascist propaganda.

      12. You listen???? Utter and total nonsense. Never have you quoted exactly what i stated and then responded to it. You, as a rule, ignore any and all responses which reject your dogmatic theological Ass Hat opinions, and continue on oblivious to all objections made to your dumb ass stupidity.

      13. Again the vile subhuman hypocrite totally ignores my comment: with his as[s]inine – “Try listening” dumb ass stupidity.

      14. More racism. One of us is in command of language – the other can only swear and come out with racist crap. Why is it always the idiot who cannot spell, write or think who claims more erudite people are stupid?

      15. Neither me. Racism is what you pour out towards Europeans and Palestinians. It is born or arrogance.

      16. Nope for the Dope … its the result of the Shoah and pogroms and ghettos and theft and slander and murder etc etc etc. Idiot.

      17. I know the law. I also know what is right and what is wrong. I was brought up with morality – properly.

      18. No idiot, the Versailles Treaty imposed guilt upon all Germans following WW1. Post WW2 this guilt now applies to all europeans.

      19. By who’s authority. I do not recognise it.
        There is no authority for racism and fascism. It always stinks.

      20. Nothing excuses racism and fascism.
        BTW – can you please try addressing the topic in the post. That’s what intelligent people do.

      21. Your opinion of Bob Dylan does not interest me in the least. Bob Dylan, a human being; Opher Ass Hat as sub-human moron.

      22. Well at least this reply is semi on track. You do mention Bob Dylan in among the racist crap. That’s an improvement Moshe. Well done.

      23. See ya erased my response so shall add to it – Coward.

        An Israeli Response to the Rome Treaty in General and the International Criminal Court in Particular.

        The Versailles Treaty condemned Germany for total guilt of the deaths, damages, and anguish – resultant of WW1. Britain and France demanded war reparations from Germany consequent to Germany’s invasion of the low countries & France, which caused a chain reaction domino effect of atrocities against humanity.

        Israeli foreign policy – post Shoah – views the EU and Britain, based upon the precedent of the Versailles Treaty, upon this model Israeli diplomats conducts diplomacy with EU States; comparable to how early America sought to establish the Monroe Doctrine as the basis of the United States relations with hostile European empires. 

        European cruelty, injustice and oppression of Jewish refugees for over 2000 years, branches out from ancient Roman imperialism, which originally expelled the Jewish people from our homelands in Judea. Europeans, not just ancient Rome, they bear the mark of Cain – guilty for all eternity, of committing criminal crimes against humanity, black slavery and 19th Century barbarity in Africa serve as degrading examples of European guilt. The Israeli government must hold the European peoples accountable for their mass crimes against humanity. Israel opposes any and all European governments sitting as permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. All Europeans, not just the Nazis, lost WW2. Shoah guilt expels all European governments from the ‘Great Powers’ status.

        No European Court ever, not even once, forced  Xtian Church leaders to stand trial for war crimes committed against humanity. Not for the Roma People, nor for differing Xtian sects who opposed the dominant Catholic or Protestant belief system Creeds, nor the blatant injustice of the persecution and cruel murder of women accused of witchcraft – guilty of the crime of healing the sick or serving as midwives! Therefore, the Rome Treaty merits nothing other than total contempt; the ICC has no jurisdiction to judge Jews in general and Israel in particular.

        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 Safer Torah. 

        Therefore what predicate sets the Name of HaShem apart, when the sofer writes the Name לשמה?
        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 the sofer to נחתם an impressed seal whenever the sofer wrote the Name of HaShem.  The masoret of writing a Sefer Torah permits the sofer to inscribe straight lines.  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 as written the Name of HaShem, serves as evidence that the sofer wrote the Name לשמה.

        However, what precisely defines the k’vanna of the 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 the revelation that addresses the tohor middot of logic?  The second Name of HaShem comes to teach that the middot thereafter, beginning with אל, that these middot serve as pronoun extensions of the noun HaShem.  Therefore the sofer should set aside 13 specific “Crowns” to precisely indicate which middah of HaShem which the sofer holds as his k’vanna at that moment in time, when he writes 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 do not know how to do mitzvot לשמה.  Consequently, it appears to me that a sofer has an obligation to prove his k’vanna when he writes the Name of HaShem לשמה.  This requirement which this commentator strongly advises, it compares to the time of Ezra, when he changed the shape of the letters of the א – ב.

      24. Funny the American hunting tribes did not consider land as something a person could own. Oooops go back to grade school Ass Hat.

      25. I have a lot of good Irish Friends. Two are coming round for a meal tomorrow! I’ll ask them what they think of your stupid racism.

      26. Blah blah, let your “friends” for Ireland speak for themselves. You merit no trust to write other than slander and bull shit.

      27. No Bottom, have made a simple comparison. It’s understood that those intellectually challenged have trouble making the jump from Balestinian refugee populations temporarily residing within the borders of the Jewish State, that these stateless refugee people without a country of their own compare to the loser Americans who gave their support to the British Crown during the American Revolution.

        The ability to think logically requires more than thinking with your dick. Ass Hat has never once made the slightest attempt to discredit the comparison of Balestinian stateless refugees to the American loyalists who fled America back to England following the American victory over the British.

      28. False comparison. The European Americans were all invaders into somebody else’s land – The Native Americans. They took it by force. They then squabbled among themselves over taxes.
        The Jews took the land by force from the Palestinians who were living there and displaced them.

      29. I’d love to give freedom to whales. I think hunting whales is barbaric.
        As for the countries of Scotland, Wales and Northern Island – if they had a referendum (which Scotland had recently) and voted to leave they are free to do so. The union is one of mutual benefit and one of choice not imposition.

    1. Because it’s appropriate! It always amazes me how the victims become the victimisers, the bullied become the bullies. I think it’s a mental illness. Human minds are so fragile.

      1. A dumb ass Goy slanders a Jew, surprise surprise — Not. Proof that your bear the mark of Cain. Contempt does not even closely resemble racism.

      2. Lol – sometimes I really question your intelligence. It’s a wonder you can read and write.
        If someone commits a crime calling them a criminal is apt.
        If someone is accused of something simply because of their race – that is racist.
        Can you understand that or is it not simple enough.
        You are a racist because of your arrogant fascist reasoning and accusations against Palestinians and Europeans.

    2. The ‘Producers’ rather excellent comedy. On par with another great picture ‘Blazing Saddles’. Like the scene where the new Sheriff comes to town.

      1. Lol Jeff – I think that fascists don’t realise they are fascists. They just arrogantly think they really are superior to others. Satire goes over their heads.

      2. Pathetic idiot – confuses contempt for racism. Terrible that you suffer from constipation of the brain – Ass Hat.

      1. Exactly – case in point. Though canine brains do not resemble reptilian brains. Canines are homeotherms. The stability of body temperature enables stable chemistry and promotes far greater brain development. Poikilotherms are limited.

  4. hey fascist pig moscareless…you need to suck up to leroy the liar. he’s just a wannabe fascist, and maybe you can help make him a real fascist, not just a mindless trumpist.

      1. I’m so cut to the quick by your intellectual approach to “”insults.” earlier it was your “bet shakespeare reference will throw him, and give me the opportunity to throw the “google it” insult. keep trying, fool moscareless.

      2. Theology literally means ‘thinking about God’. In practice it usually means studying the sources of Christian belief like the Bible and the Creeds, and exploring the meaning of Christianity for today.
        Denying the existence of god can hardly be called theology can it? Honestly.

      3. you seemingly have one play to of “willy shakes” to tout and lift characters from. a limited given his portfolio. I’m still so cut. lol self important fool moscareless.

      4. Now is that meant to be wretch??
        Can I remind you – the topic is Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks. Lest you forgot.

      5. I’m afraid he is. Strangely he thinks he is superior to both all Palestinians and all Europeans (he counts Americans in with those). It’a fascist delusion.

      6. You declare yourself to be NOT a denier of the Holocaust. But YOU compare to Hitler. YOU Both deny the Versailles Treaty which the Allies imposed permanent GUILT upon the German People.

  5. Worlds separate utter and total contempt from racism. Yidden despise Europeans NOT for some measurement of their skulls and the color of their hair, but for their inhuman actions and crimes they did against humanity, not limited to Jewish refugee populations who lived in Europe prior to the Shoah. Idiot. The guilt of Europeans, their repeated crimes against humanity , their inhumanity — defines why these sub human inferior races merit nothing other than complete and total contempt.

    1. I too show contempt to all those who practice hatred, racism, violence, intolerance and discrimination. Which is precisely why I show my contempt for you with all your prejudice, intolerance, hatred, racism and stereotyping.

      1. Idiot Ass Hat, before you can express contempt you first have to have dignity as a human being. Europeans have only guilt for their horrible crimes against humanity. Europeans do not possess the slightest fraction of human dignity. Its this lack of dignity – Ass Hat – which proves that Europeans as sub-human sub-animals lower in value than either flies or bacteria.

      2. I have plenty of dignity.
        It is you with your stereotyping, crude talk and open racism who is totally lacking in both dignity and decorum. Swearing and racism are symptoms of a weak intellect, lack of argument and low character. All of which you display repeatedly. Empty vessels make the most noise.

      3. Noise. Ya confuse contempt for racism over and over and over again. Ya do not learn from your errors. A person who cannot learn from mistakes made – that person has no dignity.

      4. That’s precisely what I am saying. You seem incapable of writing anything pertinent or that makes sense and yet expect me not to delete your abuse and racism. Weird.

      5. Coward you deny both the Shoah and the Treaty of Versailles which your Government imposed upon Germany following WW1. Vile guilty coward, you possess neither shame nor dignity.

      6. Lies. You do not demand the removal of London as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. All Europe lost WW2. All Europeans bear the GUILT of the Shoah.

      7. Why on earth should I want the removal of London?
        Yes – there are no winners in war.
        No – the guilt lies with those who committed the sins – not the ones who did not.
        Just as with Hitler – many Germans formed an underground resistance. Many Germans helped Jews. There is no collective guilt.

      8. London lost WW2 over the crime of the Shoah. Holocaust denier, England and France imposed universal guilt on the German people following WW1. Israels, like myself, do likewise to the loser European sub humans.

      9. Yes I hear that. That is what makes you a fascist racist. You’ve said it a thousand times. You just make yourself sound daft.

      10. Then post WW1 Versailles Treaty qualifies as fascist racist! Nope. Fascism did not exist at the time of the Versailles Treaty.

      11. Fascist, as a practice, has always existed. The Versaille Treaty was not fascist – merely misguided. It was intended to punish an aggressor, deter and prevent further armament. In that it punished all German people it was wrong.

      12. The name – not the ideology. It’s an attitude based on racism and arrogance. It has been around throughout human history.

      13. If post WW1 Britain and France can unilaterally impose GUILT UPON ALL GERMANS, then how much more so post WW2 Israeli Jews can unilaterally impose GUILT UPON ALL EUROPEANS.

      14. Firstly two wrongs do not make a right. Secondly they punished Germany as a nation – not the people. It was meant to be an example and deterrent. Failed miserably and was poorly conceived.
        Blaming a whole people for an event or events is prejudiced racism. Blaming the guilty among them is justified. A concept you obviously find difficult.

      15. Law stands upon precedents. The Treaty of Versaille – stands as a valid precedent by which Israelis legally hold Europeans to permanent Shoah guilt.

      16. “””Blaming a whole people for an event or events is prejudiced racism.”””

        Proof, your own words offered as evidence that you deny both the Shoah and the Versailles Treaty. This place you on par with Hitler and Himmler.

      17. I hope you don’t get killed in all this violence I’ve been warning you about. Fascism always results in death.

      18. War reparations caused hyper inflation in Germany. The Versailles Treaty punished the German People. That’s why Hitler and his Fascist followers condemned the Versailles Treaty just as you deny it when its equally applicable to all Europeans guilty of the Shoah.

      19. Yes exactly – right up to your use of justifying your own racism. All the German people were not responsible for the 1st or 2nd World Wars. The hierarchy were and the ones who supported them – both a minority. And that is why it is stupid to blame innocent people and why that is racist.

      20. Silly boy. Your stupidity blinkers you. Oh – BTW
        Jeremy Corbyn Tweet to Israel – Jeremy Corbyn
        3 h ·
        Deliberately provocative attacks on the Al-Aqsa mosque and the ongoing home invasions in #SheikhJarrah and other neighbourhoods have led to horrendous violence and loss of life in Jerusalem and most recently Gaza where 25 people including children are reported dead following an Israeli Defence Force Operation codenamed ‘Guardian of the Walls.’ This is a deeply worrying sign of the decision to use air strikes to respond to rockets from the Palestinian side. I am profoundly saddened by the reports of deaths and injuries on both sides. I call on the Israeli government to stop land expropriations and settler expansion. I also call on those responsible for the missile attacks to stop. A cessation of both, crucially, will save lives and should enable negotiations in good faith to begin. As the occupying power, the Israeli government has it in its gift to rectify the current situation and not exacerbate it.

      21. Time to make peace not war. I’ve been telling you that. One day they’ll bring in biological warfare and wipe you out – or have a nuke donated to them. You reap what you sow.

      22. Looks like some Israelis are getting killed. It will get worse. When you treat people like animals they behave like animals. You could get your throat slit.

      23. Worthless? I have more than most people health, a mind, a family, 50 years marriage, a home, enough to live well, books, music and intelligence. What more could any man want?

      1. well, if moscareless hasn’t been hit by a hamas rocket he should be. think he realized nobody here was going to buy into “the holocaust is your fault”, plead “it ain’t so, pleeeease,” or get all angry over his “insults.” in short, he’s recognized he’s totally ineffectual, not “intellectual.” another fool of the trade.

    1. War as a trauma, defines the term T’shuva. טוב

      What connects the pains of labor childbirth to tzar’at/leprosy?
      אתה חונן לאדם דעת ומלמד לאנוש בינה, חננו מאתך דעה בינה והשכל. ברוך אתה ה’, חונן הדעת.
      The toldoth generations of Man compares the plagues which HaShem brought upon the hardened heart of Par’o and Egypt. Learning, whether Talmudic or T’NaCH, requires comparing similar cases. Oral Torah operates through the medium of Common Law. Common Law stands upon the יסוד of precedents. Herein explains the commentary made by the Baali Tosafot upon the whole of the Sha’s; it reflects how the Gemara learns every Mishna in the Talmud. Persons who study Talmud and fail to develop the logic required to compare Case studies of halacha, never learned how to learn Talmud.

      Knowledge holds positive and negative aspects. When the sons of Shem first called upon HaShem, our sages learn that the sons of Shem called upon tuma avoda zara. Knowledge requires the understanding which can discern between like and like, between tohor and tuma. The exile of Adam HaReShon from the garden teaches a powerful mussar, a mussar יסודי. When Adam hid himself from the Spirit of HaShem due to his shame, this quality passed from generation to generation to generation to generation etc.

      Plagues affected Par’o. Par’o trusted advisors declared these plagues “the finger of G-d”. Yet Par’o hitched his chariot and pursued after Moshe and Israel. And subsequently his entire army drowned in the Sea of Reeds. Par’o could not see “the finger of G-d” in his life! All the generations of Adam HaReShon, they too, blind to “the finger of G-d” in their lives. Hence the entire T’NaCH and Talmud spins around awareness of tohor and tuma spirits. All the translators of the Xtian Bible lacked this awareness; they translate tohor and tuma as clean and unclean — pure or impure. There theology of Creed and Dogmatism, belief replaced awareness of “the finger of G-d” in their lives.

      Why does the Talmud emphasize observance of halacha? Not because halacha defines the Will of God. Rather the framers of the Talmud edited the Sha’s Bavli to teach mussar woven into the fabric of ritual halachic observances. All T’NaCH prophets command mussar. Mussar teaches “the finger of G-d” in our lives, the holy dedication unto HaShem to walk/אמת in tohor. The framers of the Talmud mixed halacha with aggadita with the k’vanna that a Yid observes halachic mitzvot to perceive “the finger of G-d” in their lives. Herein explains the entire Sha’s Bavli limited to a few paragraphs.

      In a few hours Israel accepts the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. Herein explains the counting of the Omer – to remove avoda zara from the midst of Israel prior to receiving the Torah at Sinai, while breathing tohor spirits. The objections raised by Isaac Mayer Wise, one of the founders of the Reform abomination who declared halacha as antiquated, and unnecessary, and irrelevant stand, at least to my mind, totally refuted and completely false.

      Development of tohor awareness learns from the contrast of tuma: the hardened heart of Par’o; blind to “the finger of G-d” in his life. All the toldoth generations of Adam HaReshon, lived their long lives completely unaware of “the finger of G-d” … the mussar of tohor, in their lives. Halachot serve as a fence around the Torah. Avodat HaShem requires tohora. Tohora, defined as the awareness of “the finger of G-d” within our lives.

      The Irish, they serve as a specific example of the tuma mentality of all Europe. They condemn Israel for being the Jewish state. They demand the right of return apply to stateless Arab refugees of 1948! That pretty much sums up the regret of Europeans for Israel winning its national independence. The enemy of my people, Europe, desperately seeks to negate not just the ’67 miracle victory – which they euphemistically call ‘the 2 State solution, land for peace’ – but they seek to complete the Nazi ‘Final Solution’, or at least return Jews to our previous status as g’lut exiles: a People having no country of our own.

      This current conflict, only on the surface pits Israelis against Balestinians – an imaginary people comparable to Jesus son of Zeus, an imaginary man. The Jewish state proves 2000 years of church propaganda as false narishkeit. As it stands today, with the Jewish state, the Xtian church stands disgraced by the Shoah and exile has turned the fallen church upon it’s head. The church moans for the 2nd coming of Jesus. That disgraced and exiled ‘religion of love’ has collapsed as the faith of hope, the salvation of fallen mankind, as previously understood based upon the New Testament Bible theology taught by the Apostle Paul. Herein explains the need among European governments to push for their 2 State solution, the extension of their previous ‘Final Solution’, which European governments either actively or passively imposed. The Jewish state exposes the guilt and barbaric true nature of Europe as a third rate inferior race among mankind.

      השיבנו אבינו לתורתך, וקרבנו מלכנו לעבודלך, והחזירנו בתשובה שלמה לפניך. ברוך אתה ה’ הרוצה בתשובה.

      The bait and switch of the curse of the אלהים upon Adam HaReshon occurs with the sign of the rainbow; HaShem ceases to curse mankind, but Noach imposes an eternal curse upon the seed of Ham who witnessed the ערוה tuma nakedness of his father. The language of ערוה implies sexual perversion such as incest or homosexuality. The language of ערוה defines the spirit of tuma within the heart of all mankind. The story of Yaacov wrestling with the Angel of Esau teaches the mussaar that Man as a species for ever struggles and contends with the tuma Yatzir. Esau hates Yaacov. The sages of Israel refer to Europe by the metaphor of Esau.

      The Pesach story of the korban offered in Egypt explains the k’vanna of the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur. Par’o demanded that Israel offer a korban while in the land of Egypt. Moshe refused Par’o, saying ‘shall Israel publicly make a korban dedication before the eyes of the Egyptian people which they hold as an abomination? They would stone us! Yet the korban Pesach boldly public declares with blood painted upon the door posts of the houses of Israel, comparable to the existence of the State of Israel today in the eyes of Europe, and destruction came upon all Egypt!

      The t’shuvah of the Cohen people for all eternity, do we reject the Will of the tuma Yatzir within our hearts. Herein defines the sealing of Yom HaDin upon the Brit, as expressed through the mitzva of Yom Kippur. The anointing of the House of Aaron as Moshiach, dedicated to do avodat HaShem while tohor. This moshiach dedication learns from the sanctification from tuma of the eish tzar’at, dedicated in the exact same way as Moshe dedicated the sons of Aaron as Moshiach. As tefilla stands in the place of korbanot, כלל ישראל bears the dedication to HaShem to walk in the path/אמת of tohor middot. This defining quality trait, the Torah calls avodat HaShem. From this Torah source the Gemara of Sanhedrin teaches that כלל ישראל, that we live as the Moshiach in all generations. The Midrash teaches a powerful mussar concerning the Moshiach; it employs the metaphor which describes the Moshiach as an eish tzar’at, a man afflicted with leprosy.

      1. Glad to see you have not caught a rocket yet Moshe!!
        I did tell you ages ago that if you and your other extreme-right thugs continued your racist attitude towards the Palestinians instead of looking for a settlement you would be at war forever. How long before Iran gives Hamas biological or nuclear weapons?
        What is happening is Manna to the evil extremists of Hamas. You’ll flinging petrol on the flames.
        When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

      2. Holocaust denier: defined as a person, most usually from Europe but not exclusively, who attempts to foist clinical European insanity upon Jews.

      3. This pretense that only Israel attacks Arabs and not the reverse as equally so — this explains the imprisonment of your mind.

      4. I never said that. Hamas are a bunch of religious fanatics. They are scum. They are terrorists. But two wrongs do not make a right. When you go calling Palestinians sub-human and treat them like scum you create hatred that drives them to Hamas. When you bomb civilians and destroy houses you create hatred and recruit for Hamas. When you pen people up and are not fair you create hate and feed Hamas.
        You reap what you sow!

      5. Never ever referred to Balestinians as “sub-humans”. For you to say such serves as solid proof that you seek to distort and pervert any efforts at a worthwhile conversation. “Treat them like scum” that’s your accusation. Bunk.

      6. You still don’t get it do you? You have called both Palestinians and Europeans subhuman. You have a short memory.
        Before all this violence and war I was telling you that your attitude would result in constant war. You keep trying to deflect that. It’s all Hamas.
        Hamas is disgusting. But your racism creates hatred that feeds Hamas.

      7. No. While the Mufti of Jerusalem did side with Hitler, totally inaccurate to slander my contempt for the corrupt European soul. Never ever referred to Balestinian stateless refugee populations by in any way comparing them to sub human Europeans guilty of the Shoah and countless other crimes against humanity.

        Your claim of my having a short memory, copy and paste a post from me. Ya cannot just as you can not name the Capital of the nation of Palestine nor its imaginary currency.

        No. Takes 2 hands to clap. You and your silly associates who condemn Israel and never once bring the other side of the conflict ie the Balestinians.

      8. Your inability to remember your slander and racism is your problem – not mine.
        You reap what you sow. When you go treating people like scum and humiliating them, stealing their land and bombing them don’t be surprised when they come to slit your throat.
        Treat people like equal human beings – with respect.
        Make reparation and peace and stop stealing.

      9. No. Claiming i said something and proving I said something … the difference between the 2 — a little thing called “evidence”.

      10. If you wore the same shoes, you would accept allegations without a shred of proof ie tangible evidence? Lol. Silly boy.

      11. Yep a great guy – very creative, a musician and a very successful radio man. Someone who during this crisis has been volunteering at a food bank. What have you been doing Moshe?

      12. 86 cases of rabid Jew hatred attacks in England alone. Dude clean up your own house before condemning the house of Israel.

    1. I told you – war, hate, death,! It goes on and ion until intelligence creates a better way and these hardliners are sidelined.

      1. That is precisely what is wrong with humans. We never learn. We still keep on with the same aggressive stupidity and electing fascist imbeciles.

      2. So you say – you’re happy with a policy of genocide regardless of the outcome. Moshe – if you had your way you’d probably build concentration camps for the Palestinians.

      3. The burden of communications rests first and foremost with the person who communicates something to an opposing “other”.

      4. So far I’ve been spot on – predicting this present conflict. Don’t forget that! There’s more to come! You’ll never be free of it while you keep fuelling those murderous fanatics.

      5. No – I just point out where fascism and racism gets you – into wars. Keep dodging those rockets Moshe – and watch for knives. Keep safe.

      6. Not interested in your assumption that a silly foreigner of Europe has some mandate to judge my people and country.

      7. Everyone has a right to judge everyone else. I judge from the words and actions. You have spouted racist nonsense on here for months. I told you before that racism and belligerence cause hatred and violence. Now you see the fruit.

      8. BTW – it is very appropriate that this is all under Blood On The Tracks isn’t it? Keep Safe Moshe.

      9. You’re the one having rockets fired at you. You’re the one generating hatred and harvesting violence.
        You have been generating hatred for decades through your continuing illegal stealing of land, discrimination and humiliation of Palestinians coupled with inhumane treatment. Instead of making reparations and peace you have been pushing people into hate and war. I don’t condone it. Hamas are scum. But they are firing rockets at you because of what you have done to them.

      10. Theological box non thinker ya only preach to your choir. Adam Kotsko works in the field of political theology. He defines political theology as ‘the study of the very relationship between politics and theology, centering on structural homologies and conceptual exchanges between the two fields.’

      11. Does he now? I define a fascist as someone who stereotypes whole races, claims to be superior and takes away their rights.

      12. The Republican Socialist of Ireland describe ya to a tee: ” However, many in the DUP are supporters of the Protestant fundamentalist Caleb Foundation, described by the British Centre for Social Science as “promoting Christian fascism”. “

      13. As someone who is totally opposed to Christianity and all it stands for, and sees it (along with fanatical Jews, Hindus and Muslims) as a fascist intolerant scourge on humanity I can’t see how it describes me. Perhaps you can explain.
        All religion is man-made, about power and fanatical religion of all persuasions promotes intolerance, division and hatred.

      14. There you are – Balestinians. you just said it. You called them (along with Europeans) subhuman – but if you think I’m going to trawl through all your senseless acts of racism and waste my time you must be joking. I remember it all well enough. I have repeated castigated you for your belligerent vile racism. Even other followers of my blog have called you the resident fascist.

      15. You really don’t get it Moshe, do you?
        Of course Palestine existed – I’ve posted the maps to prove it.
        Not that that is relevant. When Israel was set up Arabs living there were displaced from lands they had lived on for hundreds of years. Now you can either stir up the hate and live in endless war or you can make a deal, give reparation, create a two-state solution and live in peace.

      16. Posting a map proves nothing. The ‘sick man of Europe’ could not afford their own cartographers ie map makers. They bought in the 19th century European maps.

        Shallow reactionaryism exposes your hollow news paper scholarship. The Ottoman empire referred to the territories which make up the post WW1 countries of Lebanon, Syria, Israel, and Jordan – all these lands came under the heading of ‘Greater Syria’.

      17. Who cares what they are called? In the future there will be people denying there ever was an Israel.
        It’s what happens to people that is important.

      18. Empty speculation. Your silly “maps” recognize the 1967 war! Why don’t you look at the map of “Palestine” which the League of Nations Awarded to Britain.

        Just as Woodrow Wilson did not recognize secret treaties so too Israel. Your maps exists based upon the Sykes-Picot secret treaty.

        But shallow and uneducated person that you are, you have no awareness of these facts. So nice to live your life blind.

    2. When you live in a bubble all you see is the bubble. The Israelis are mounting a highly successful recruitment drive for Hamas.

      1. Don’t have to look far. You can see. Violence breeds hatred. Hatred breeds martyrdom.
        Bombs, knives and lives.

      1. We haven’t. The holocaust was appalling. He must be mistaking us for a few of the right-wingers on WritersBeat. There were some virulent deniers there!

  6. Okay, moscareless…. I suggest the holocaust never happened. hitler was merely trying to protect the jews…keep ’em safe behind barbed wire, in safety of the furnace. i deny the holocaust, of course….bloody, fucking israelis just keep talking about it like it happened. the US needs to sell palestinians an air force. bombs are so fashionable and cost more than rocks. on with the shoah as “we” europeans command. lol let palestinian mobs swarm over the west bank settlements, slaughtering israelis in the way, of course.

    1. give moscareless what he wants. he wanted an outburst so bad, so got one. that ol holocaust never ever happened…it’s just israeli propaganda. afterall, the germans kept jews safe in camps, didn’t arm them and send them off to fight russians on the eastern front, like everybody else.

  7. A Response to The Hierarchy of Halachah by R. Gidon Rothstein

    “The top of the pyramid, certainly, are Biblical commandments,… R. Elazar in Gittin 60b, anything the Rabbis derived based on the Thirteen Middot, the thirteen principles of proper inference, counts as Written Law.”

    No. To cherry pick the logical middot of Rabbi Yishmael and ignore the logical middot developed by Rabbis Akiva and Yossi Haglili totally distorts the k’vanna and correct intent of R. Elazar – as mentioned above. The 13 middot דאורייתא refers directly to the middot of Oral Torah logic, known as Torah Sh’Baal Peh. The Midrashim tell the story of Am Yisroel approaching Aaron just prior to the sin of the Golden Calf. They declared, Moshe has died. Who will reveal to us the rest of the Torah?

    Dof ג of tractate Avoda Zara explicitly teaches that the Goyim did not accept the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. Xtianity in all its theologies, Creeds, and Dogmas preaches the belief system, commonly known as “the 10 Commandments”. But a simple examination of any Xtian biblical translation of the Hebrew T’NaCH, reveals that every Xtian biblical translation commits the identical error made by Aaron who translated the Name of HaShem, revealed in the 1st Commandment of Sinai, with the word אלהים. The Xtian biblical translations, one and all – together with the koran, they translate the Name of HaShem into other words. The avoda zara of this error, the Name of HaShem lives as the Spirit of Life – the Name its not a word. The opening Gospel of John explicitly falls upon the sword of this grievous error. The Spirit of HaShem breathed the Name into clay, and transformed this clay unto Adam HaReshon.

    R. Elazar therefore refers to the 13 middot which Moshe the prophet heard on Yom Kippor, 40 days after the sin of the Golden Calf. At Sinai Israel accepted the opening first 2 Commandments of Sinai. They stopped and thereafter demanded from Moshe that he ascend Sinai and receive the rest of the Torah. Hence at the time of the avoda zara of the Golden Calf, Israel had accepted only the opening first TWO COMMANDMENTS. Logic stands upon the יסוד of Order: the 13 middot ה’ ה’ אל רחום וחנון וכו establish an order of logic, unique and completely different than the logic systems which Plato and Aristotle developed. This Oral Torah logic system, from it and this Oral Torah alone did Moshe the prophet derive 611 commandments as the prophet of the Torah’s primary commentary to the Torah which Israel accepted at Sinai. After Moshe descended from Mt. Horev (to distinguish the revelation of the Oral Torah from the revelation of the opening first 2 commandments at Mt. “Sinai” – the same identical physical mountain), Moshe, our teacher, over the span of his life, taught the 611 commandments he derived – based upon the logic of the 13 middot – to the nation of Israel.

    “We follow R. Yohanan who disagreed, but R. Eli’ezer’s idea has a bit of life in the case of a gezerah shavah, where tradition understands the laws of one area to apply to another one as well, based on the Torah using the same word in the two places. Because the Gemara rules out coming up with a gezerah shavah on one’s own, says they are all received tradition, Peri Megadim thinks they count as explicitly written in the Torah.”

    No. This error distorts the intent of the Sha’s Bavli completely. Rashi declared that we can only employ of Rabbi Yishmael’s 13 middot the last one – known as the כל שכן. The Baali Tosafot challenge this ruling. The problem with this טיפש reading of Rashi … Rashi himself on his commentary to the T’NaCH made his own gezerah shavah! To understand the Rashi comment requires learning his p’shat within the context of how it explains the Gemara itself. Rav Ashi sealed the Sha’s Bavli, based upon the precedents of Rabbi Yechuda who sealed the Mishna and the Anshei Knesset HaGedolah who sealed the T’NaCH. Why did the Sages of Israel seal these Primary Sources of Torah faith?

    This action of sealing the Primary Sources of Torah faith, established the masoretic texts, as the eternal inheritance of the Cohen nation of Israel. No one generation possesses a better masoret than later generations of כלל ישראל. This seems to clash with Rashi’s p’shat of the descending generations! No – not at all if a person does not fall and accept a טיפש פשט. The Gemara of ברכות teaches the Aggaditah of a man, after having an argument with his wife, he leaves his house and sleeps in a cemetery. This Aggaditah concludes with a Great Rav being informed that he will soon die, but that the Yeshiva in the world to come anxiously awaits his arrival.

    As a woven garment as its weft and opposing woof threads, the entire Sha’s Bavli has halacha opposed and contrasted by aggadita. Rabbi Akiva taught the Kabbala known as פרדס. All the rabbis within the Sha’s Bavli exist as talmidim of Rabbi Akiva on the kabbala of פרדס. (The term kabbala has become confused as a result of the mysticism developed during the Middle Ages). The פרדס system explains the 13 middot logic revelation which Moshe the Prophet orally heard at Mt. Horev on Yom Kippur – 40 days after the sin of the Golden Calf. The “4 rivers” (a reference to the opening story of Creation) of the Oral Torah Horev revelation, as taught by Rabbi Akiva, branch off into pairs, comparable to Adam and Chava. Drosh & P’shat affix themselves to the Aggadita. While Remiz & Sod do the exact same with halacha.

    This פרדס kabbala teaches how to correctly learn the whole of the Sha’s Bavli. Just as a garment gets destroyed if the woof and weft get disentangled, their weave ceases to exist, so too כל שכן the halacha and aggadita. Rab Ashi & Ravina sealed the Sha’s Bavli, the masoret of כלל ישראל for all eternity. And herein explains the Rashi commentary upon having only permission to employ the middah of ‘how much more so’, of Rabbi Yishmael’s 13 middot. This explanation removes the dispute between Rashi and the Baali Tosafot on this score. Since Rav Ashi & Rav Ravina sealed the Sha’s, making the Bavli one of the Primary Sources masoret of Israel. Therefore employment of the כל שכן middah of logic – a person learns from one source in the sealed masoret and employs the כל שכן to make a logical interpretation from another Gemara within the sealed masoret. The clash with Rashi’s ‘diminishing/descending generations’ comment, in O’lam Ha’zeh the bnai brit Cohen nation keeps mitzvot. Visit a cemetery and we conceal our tzitzit so as not shame the dead, who cannot observe mitzvot in O’lam Ha’ba. What thrives in O’lam Ha’ba that has no mitzvot observance? Wisdom.

    The תרי”ג commandments (Commandments from the Torah, mitzvot from the Prophets, and halachot from the rabbis. Something akin to the steps required to turn wheat or barely from a raw grain into bread.),have 3 basic divisions – stand and do, sit and do not do, and stand and do time oriented Commandments. Similar to the blowing of the Shofar, by which the Sha’s teaches how to pronounce the Spirit of the Name of HaShem which lives within our hearts! The Gemara of ברכות teaches the כלל, a man should da’aven from a fixed מקום. The language of מקום confused the Reshonim and Auchronim scholars. מקום by the sh’itta of how my Rav taught me to learn, exists as a רמז (words within words) of the Name of HaShem. Tefilla, not da’avened in an external place. But rather within our hearts – the oath brit of Avram Avinu at the brit cut between the pieces; Goyim pray to their Gods who dwell in the Heavens; Yidden da’aven tefilla – a dedication of tohor middot unto HaShem – within our hearts. HaShem judges the disputes between the Yatzir tohor HaTov from the Yatzir tuma HaRah). For this reason the Torah places the primary condition upon avodat HaShem which requires tohor. All generations of bnai brit have an obligation to learn and differentiate between tohor middot from other tohor middot. Failure to “understand (distinguish between like and like) tohor middot from one another means that the tuma Yatzir HaRah can easily deceive the tohor Yatzir YaTov.

    Therefore the explanation of Rashi’s comment on the descending generations … positive and negative commandment do not require k’vanna. Not so stand and do time oriented commandments – which require k’vanna. What k’vanna does this 3rd time require? To descend the wisdom learned in O’lam Ha’Bah unto the commandment observant Yidden living today in O’lam Ha’Zeh. The basic k’vanna of tefilla for example: a person dedicates a “defined” tohor middah or middot unto HaShem – comparable to the dedication of a korban. Hence tefillah stands in the place of korbanot! To dedicate a tohor middah unto HaShem, who resides not in the Heavens above, but rather within our hearts, most essentially requires the Cohen make the most basic הבדלה of separating the Name of HaShem – a Spirit and not a word – from all the other spoken words in the Shemone Esri tefilla! Pronouncing the Spirit of the Name from within our hearts, (tefilla a matter of the heart), learns from blowing the Shofar on Yom HaDin upon the Brit. The 3 note types required to accomplish the mitzva of shofar learn from the 3 most basic divisions of the תרי”ג commandments. Herein explains the k’vanna of da’avening from a “fixed מקום”, as taught in the Gemara of ברכות.

    Learning Sha’s based upon the פרדס kabbala taught by Rabbi Akiva and all his talmidim as found in the Sha’s Yerushalmi and Bavli and Midrashim requires דרך ארץ. Just as a man does not divorce his wife without giving her back her O’lam HaBah soul, meaning children conceived and born into this world due to קידושין, so too its forbidden to divorce Halacha from its Aggadita like the Rambam who perverted the definition of halacha, when his Code of Law destroyed the itimate relationship between aggadic mussar – as derived through דרוש ופשט – to halachic ritual observance. We observe halachot NOT because the Shulkan Aruch organized his halacha into his famous code of law. RATHER we observe and keep halachot, based upon the mussar יסודי of experiencing the ‘finger of HaShem’ within our lives through doing halachot. Herein explain how to correctly learn and understand the whole of the masoret of Talmud, Midrashim, and Siddur.

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