Today, Joseph at RoshpinaProject published his provocative “Menachem Mendel Schneerson & The Third Temptation of Yeshua”.
Here is Joseph’s first and last paragraph:
“Menachem Mendel Schneerson, an Orthodox rabbi who headed the Lubavitch movement in Orthodox Judaism and died in 1994. Many people today believe that Schneerson is the Jewish Messiah and Saviour of the World, and spread this belief to everyone they know. But what kind of person was Schneerson? His followers tell many nice stories about him, but it’s almost impossible to get a clear picture. His followers were divided as to whether he was the Messiah, but he did nothing to clear up the fuss about himself. Maybe he liked the attention.”
“Yeshua knew when he would die and live again, and so died according to God’s timing, and now lives forever more. Schneerson, however, allowed others to proclaim him the Messiah when he wasn’t, and now the same voices claim he is alive when he is dead.”
Here are the first few comments. I have added a little to my original comments. For example, where I had written “conquered” (sin), I now write “emasculated.”
I would highly recommend the author of this post to be very careful how you speak of G-d’s anointed ones! Brazenness is not a characteristic which G-d likes.
Nosson, we all know that “anointed” = Messiah. And we all know that the Bible distinguishes between many true “messiahs” and The Messiah. All Joseph is saying is that Rabbi Schneerson is not The Messiah. Who do you think Rabbi Schneerson is?
Yea “The Messiah” seems to bother a lot of people around here!!! Everybody should know exactly what Messiah means = anointed one…But the one who fulfilled the prophecies is called “Yeshua HaMashiach” Yeshua “The” Messiah!!!
Joseph, you’re a brazen snake who practices divination. You’re a Trinitarian Nachash.
You’ve got chet all wrapped up.
“The NOUN spelled nachash in Hebrew can mean: snake/serpent or one who practices divination. The adjective means “bright, brazen” and is itself the base word for other nouns in Hebrew, like “shining brass” (nechoshet).”
CHET ח “sin” is “wrapped up” literally (hedged in) and figuratively (emasculated) between the נ nun and the ש shin – נחש
Stop me going Kabbalistic. If Kabbalah/Zohar doesn’t increase your appreciation of the REVEALED text, all allusions and secret (SOD) knowledge become esoteric rhetoric.
“Literal” can also mean “letter” (aleph, bet, etc.). “Triliteral” is the linguistic term for a combination of three letters. Most Hebrew words have triliteral roots as in נחש . (Latin – literalis “letter”).
Kabbalah/Zohar can make some meaningful connections, but it can – if you let it – lead you (unsurprisingly) to the very centre of Torah תּוֹרָה , to the secret in the Serpent’s Belly – the VAV in תּוֹרָה.
There is the Serpent of Genesis, Nachash and the Brazen Serpent of Moses in he desert, which brought healing – MShICh (Messiah). Both have the same numerical values, namely 358.
Does this mean that the serpent in the belly of Torah is not the evil serpent of Genesis 3 and the evil serpents who bit the Israelites to death in the desert? Yes it does mean that. So, is the serpent in the belly of Torah the Messiah. Could be. What makes me shudder is not this possibility, but the following reasoning.
Bad serpent (numerical value 358) minus good serpent-Messiah (numerical value 358) equals
I’ve been delivered from both good and evil.
OM MANE PADME HMMM
In “Torah Sacrifice to Demons,” I said that many Jewish interpreters of the Torah distinguish between different layers of meaning – the “revealed” meaning (the grammatical historical meaning), the “allusional meaning” and the “secret” meaning (sod ). Many of these interpreters also believe that the revealed layer (the actual words on the page) often hides the deeper meaning of the other two layers. The problem is that the “allusional” and “secret” layers become so disconnected from the top layer that they appear to belong to a different cake. For example, I went beyond the revealed meaning into the deeper connections where I arrived at the notion that the serpent in the belly of Torah is not the evil serpent of Genesis 3 but the good brazen serpent of Messiah. So far, my digging into the hidden layers Torah has enabled me to see the upper “revealed” layer in a renewed enriching way. One could, though, get so carried away with digging into the hidden sedimentions of meanings that you end up creating a labyrinth of distortion leading nowhere; ending up with nothing.
Bad serpent (numerical value 358) minus good serpent-Messiah (numerical value 358) equals ZERO. You can’t go deeper than NOTHING – can you? Yes, you certainly can.
“Torah is not nothing; it’s much more, that is, much less than nothing; it’s Nothingness” explains the Jewish Buddhist.