In the above verse, the Jewish nation is instructed to be "holy, for I am holy." Many Biblical Commentators interpret the phrase being holy to mean demonstrating self-control in overcoming natural human desires and instincts. While humans were created with desires and instincts, Hashem commands us to conquer these urges in an effort to attain holiness and connect to Him. In the past few days, more than 6 million Floridians have evacuated their homes in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. Florida Governor Rick Scott warned residents that, "Hurricane Irma will be the most catastrophic storm the state has ever seen," and encouraged everyone to seek shelter before the storm's arrival. Evacuation and self-preservation would be the normal human response to Governor Scott's warning. It is only natural that humans would want to distance themselves from the looming threat of danger. Contrary to this natural human instinct, volunteers of ZAKA, Israel's leading volunteer search and rescue organization, have established command centers in the areas forecast to be hardest hit by Irma. Equipped with generators, sleeping bags, food, water and search and rescue equipment, ZAKA is standing by to evacuate stranded residents, and treat the wounded. As commanded in the above verse, these ZAKA volunteers currently stationed in the USA are representing the Jewish people and the State of Israel in keeping with the Biblical value of being holy by helping those in need rather than protecting themselves. Your support will allow ZAKA to continue their work during this critical time.
In an unprecedented move that sets aside a long-held prohibition against Jews entering Christian houses of prayer, a team of Orthodox volunteers with Israel’s premiere search and rescue organization has traveled to Texas in order to help restore the disaster-struck region’s houses of worship, including churches.
We, here in South Africa do love the Israelis. Though we do get those people that don't believe in God or Jesus. If it was not for the jews and Jesus. Where would us have been. You are the chosen. We pray for the jews. --Marlene Hermanus
This verse in Leviticus speaks of the goal of the Jewish people of sustaining a status of holiness; of being holy as God is holy. In handing these requirements to the Jewish people, God is requiring that they distinguish themselves from the other nations. They are handed an enormous responsibility to live a holy life, to follow God’s commandments and to come as close as possible to the holiness of God. In that role, they are to have a positive influence on the rest of the world. Before the Jewish People can help the rest of the world, they must make sure that they have taken care of their own. To have a positive influence on the rest of the world, the Jewish people must demonstrate how to behave towards the needy and downtrodden. Colel Chabad has made it its mission to provide spiritual and physical necessities to the needy across Israel.
In a small synagogue in Jerusalem, a quorum of dedicated Bible scholars sponsored by Colel Chabad continuously study Talmud to elevate departed Jewish souls. Through rain or shine, war or peace, this holy activity has been continuous for 117 years.
The word "beloved" describes the strong bond between Hashem and his children. This ring engraved with its inspiring Biblical verse, reminds us of the unique relationship that each of us has with Hashem. This loving relationship described in Song of Songs is often paralleled to the relationship of a bride and a groom, a husband and wife. We should always strive to make sure that our love for God is as strong as our love for our spouses and families.
Shalom Rabbi Tuly and Team, keep up the great work in spreading the message of God and Israel to the world, Bible prophecy is certainly being fulfilled not only in the Holy Land of Israel but also the World, it is all leading to the ultimate destruction of evil and let us all rejoice about this fact, anyway all my love especially to my brothers and sisters in Christ, keep up the fight. Yours truly, Paul V. Cleary of Wollongong, Australia. God Bless.