Marital Bliss and Why G-d Created Man and Woman from The Zohar and the Hebrew Language (Video Teaching)
In this episode Christopher shows the application of the Zohar in an amazing way:
According to our sages, a איש (male) does not become known as אדם (man)until he is conjoined with אשה (woman) and he learns shalom bayis. For until that time the איש (male) is not a אדם (man) he is an ביח (animal). The reason is the ביח (animal) does not know compromise, he does not know selflessness, he does what he does simply to survive. His intellect is not challenged because the ביח (animal) operates solely from instinct. For until he is given the challenge of maintaining שלום (peace) that comes from the אשה (female) the איש (male) doesn’t know how to shed the attributes of הביח (the animal) within himself. This is also why the sages say that the verse, “you will not start a אש (fire) on the Shabbat” (Exodus 35:3) is speaking of shalom bayis and not an actual אש (fire). Because if you have marital strife on the Shabbat then the אשה (female) looses a part of herself which represents her honor, her honor is represented in the second letter of G-d’s holy name, the ה. So you take the ה away from her and the אשה (female) turns into an אש (fire). The reason why the ה represents the woman and the י in the 4 letter name represents the man, is because the י is the humblest of letters. It is the smallest, symbolizing servitude or עבדות (Servanthood). As the verse says, “But it will not be thus among you. For whoever wishes to be gadol among you will become your mesharet (servant).” (Matthew 20:26). The sages day that a אדם (man) is the עבד (Servant) of his אשה (female). That an איש (male) is made to be the giver and the אשה (female) is to be the receiver. Thus, considering the י is within the word איש (male) he must give his י (symbolizing) his servitude to her so that she may become one with him. This is why when you add the numerical value of אב (Father) and אם (mother) you get the same numerical value for אדם (man). Thus showing he is complete and has been given the name אדם (man). When the י and the ה from man and woman are conjoined, then you get the two letter name of G-d. And it is through them becoming one.
It may be shocking to you to find out that there are several groups with separate theologies that all share a variation of the same word found within the book of Acts and 1 Peter that refer to a sect of early believers. Yet, all claim the same name (though different spellings of it) but they do not agree with who this group or sect is. Christopher investigates not only 15th-18th Century Hebrew texts of Acts and 1 Peter (those are the earliest of the Hebrew texts) but also the original Aramaic texts and early greek texts to investigate exactly who it is the text is talking about. The findings may be shocking and slightly embarrassing to these groups who claim this name but bash their former religious institution. This episode is rather eye opening.
There is an identity issue within the Hebrew Roots Movement, the Messianic faith and Lapid Jewish faith, often times organizations with zero Jewish training try and define the guf hamashiach through teachings they call "identity crisis" these teachings have presented many issues because they do not follow the levels of observance experienced by Abraham. Christopher dives into this premise by looking at Hebrew terminology and the Scripture, as well as the Oral Torah, the term Gentile is better defined by it's many words and through the levels of observance which cause the words to change. This will be very eye opening for many who are looking for their identity and have been confused and found the numerous holes in the "identity crisis" teachings by other defunct ministries.
Christopher has been recently asked "is it ok to mark or highlight in my Bible". There is no established halakha from the sanhedrin in the mishna, so we have to take other rulings from the past in relation to scrolls and then look at how the halakha fits with different kinds of Bibles.
In this episode Christopher breaks the news of the passing of a dear friend of the program, musician, singer, rapper, producer, actor, and website developer, Mr Aviad Cohen. He also shares a story about Aviad when this program started many years ago, and Aviad was one of the first guests.
This episode centers around the confusion and the need for validation from the Hebrew Roots Movement and why the movement is so fragmented and it becasue of inauthentic people pretending to be authentic for reasons of acceptance and validation. How this leads to fragmenting of the faiths and how the leaders (myself included) haven't done our due diligence in helping the young in slowly progress. We then have an inauthentic movement that parallels the transgender movement in it's mode of application. Thus, I coin it Trans-Hebraicism.
Our emotional state is a product of our spiritual condition. Christopher looks at the words of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov when he says that sadness is arrogance and does his view align with the Torah, Ketuvim, Nevi'im and Brit Chadasha? Christopher investigates this and helps his audience to show the solution to their problems when it comes to emotional state and the effects of it.
In this episode Christopher discusses the appearance of the Satan in the Torah Portion Bereishis. It is often taught the Satan is strictly this external entity who comes along to wreak havoc in mankind. Yet the Bible may be saying something different than this and what the job of the Satan is, considering that Hashem created everything, including the Satan. Christopher discusses the idea of the Yetzer Hara, the inner Satan that we have to conquer daily.
Christopher discusses the first and last letters of the Torah in Hebrew and the first and last ones of the Aramaic of the New Testament and the words they form and what their message is.
Travis Pace from Asset Chavar and Christopher discuss the issues with the Sacred Name movement, Travis discusses the issues in terms of language and Christopher discusses halakha.
In this episode Christopher shows how Jewish theology teaches trinitarian doctrine in all levels of oral Torah and chazel. He also brings out the original Aramaic of the gospels as well as what the Hebrew says in terms of this in the Old Testament. He discusses where anti-trinitarian theology comes from and the major issues with it, and how it is essentially denying a prayer we recite every morning and afternoon in Judaism.
In this episode Christopher goes into depth about how he became an Aramaic New Testament Primist, he discusses the history of various supposed Hebrew texts, as well as early greek texts, and he then goes into textual criticism that proves that the Greek New Testament was translated from the Aramaic. Christopher also discusses the history of the Khabouris Codex, which he believes is the original Aramaic text of the New Testament, and why some scholars debate the timing of this text but there is an important reason why both sides have the view that they do, he looks at it objectively. Let's also note, Torah Resource Institute, has years ago, said that Christopher advocates getting rid of your greek new testaments and that if it isn't Aramaic then it isn't authentic. Torah Resource has lied on this matter and it is not true in terms of Christopher's view. Christopher talked about in this episode how he greatly values the greek and does find it to be a part of the oldest collection of documents. Torah Resource, and more specifically the Rob and Caleb Show have flat out been dishonest in Christopher's position in Aramaic primacy. Their grandees statements only served to make Christopher appear to be an extremist in the realms of Aramaic Primacy and they falsely characterized Christopher's position on the matter.
In times of scandal the victims are often the ones forgotten and we focus more on the the evil that committed horrendous acts against individuals. Christopher had to for the first time in 11 years expose an evil individual in our local community. Good overcame evil, but the victims seem to now be forgotten. Christopher discusses how the victims should always be first priority as it should be the centerpiece of who we are as Lapid Jews, Messianics or Christians. Christopher dives into how to be an agent of compassion.
Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) is not a political commandment, nor is it unattainable. Tikkun Olam starts at home, but if this is the case, why isn't it called Tikkun Bayit (Repairing the home)? Christopher discusses the concept of Tikkun Olam and how we affect the process each and every day, either for the good or the bad. Through this episode Christopher hopes to make us more aware of what our actions cause and how this concept is found all through the New Testament.
In this episode Christopher takes to task associated movements that have been attached to the Lapid Jewish faith (the Messianics and the Hebrew Roots Movement). Christopher shows the error of trying to convert Christians to a level of Torah Observance that maybe they were not meant for, for salvation coms from the Messiah. Christopher goes in depth on this and the numerous issues as to why the Christians are not the problem.
The book of Enoch tends to be popular among young Torah observant believers for a variety of reasons discussed in this episode. But what is the real reason Messianic publishers are pushing this book so hard and are their intentions honest?
Christopher looks at the Ethiopic text as well as the 2 pages from the Dead Sea Scrolls and shows the massive theological issues as well as textural criticism of the document.
Also, Christopher shows how 16th Century theology, not first century theology, influenced the fraudulent book of Enoch that is amazingly popular today.
These teachings are by Christopher Fredrickson and air on several Christian radio stations as well as Lapid Judaism Radio. In Brutal Planet, Christopher discusses the ties of the New Testament with Rabbinic Judaism.
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