A KOL HA’TOR Presentation
Weekly Bible Reading #7
Year 5773 (2012/2013) – 24 November 2012
Parashat Va’yetzey: (And he left) Genesis 28:10-32:3
Haftarah: Hosea 12:13 - 14:10
NOTE: Kol HaTor, in its commentaries on the weekly Parashot, endeavors to search for and accentuate the Torah Messages contained in the Parashot as applicable to the main Theme of Tanach of the Return of the House of Israel, i.e. the Lost Ten Tribes of Northern Israel and their Reconciliation with Judah to form the reunited 12-Tribed Kingdom of Israel.
This, the 7th week in the Biblical year, has seen the disappointing end of the 8-day Gaza, “Pillar of Cloud War”. The rulers of Israel have bent to the demands and the ploys of their enemies. They have signed a Cease Fire Agreement which appoints the sworn enemy of Israel as the ‘overseer’ of the Peace; Mohammed Morsi, new Ruler of Egypt.
Morsi, has openly declared his vision to bring Jerusalem under Arab Muslim control. In this same week, he has declared Israel as an evil aggressor of mankind. He is now hailed by the world as ‘The Peace Maker’! Worst of all, Israel, in committing to this agreement without even meeting the ‘Peace Maker’, has thereby acknowledged Hamas, the internationally recognized terror organization, as a legal ruling entity!
Israel has no doubt been lulled (or forced) into this snake pit by President Obama who engineered the fall of President Mubarak of Egypt and who is backing the rise and empowerment of the violently anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt. Whatever develops out of this trap for Israel, there is no doubt that Israel will be thereby bound to some other ‘pay-off’ to Obama to bring about a Palestinian State within Israel borders and share the Holy Land with its avowed exterminators. Israel’s rulers just are not willing to accept that Jews cannot entrust their Security to Jew-haters.
With this dark stage setting, let us now draw inspiration from our Torah Reading for the bleak future now facing Israel under such a spineless rulership. As a backdrop to this setting in the powder keg Middle East, let us for a moment consider what the main motivation was for Israel rulers caving in: Barak (Min. of Defense) has clearly spelt out that Israel does not wish to conquer Hamas. This would leave Israel with the impossible task to rule probably the world’s largest terrorist nest, Gaza.
Already, in 2005, the Israeli government has forcibly disenfranchised 10 000 Jews from their homes, farms and businesses in Gush Katif, Gaza (bordering Ashdod). Why? They did this because the world regarded it as totally unacceptable that the territory of only 10 000 Jews should stop the urgently required expansion of overcrowded Islamic Gaza. So, Israel bent to the demands of their self-declared exterminators.
The alternative for Israel (the Jews) would be to settle a million Jews in Gush Katif. This however, is an order for the impossible, for there just does not exist those numbers of relocating Jews – not even if all of the rest of some 7 million Jews in the world returned to their Homeland to join the 6 million already in Israel. Two factors prevent this:
- The residents of Gush Katif themselves who were very selective as to which type of religious Jew (only) could be accepted, and the
- Reality of turning the desert into highly productive green land requires a special ‘breed’ of ‘super human’ who does not flinch before the harsh elements of the desert wilderness. These are few in number
"Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations."
So, in all fairness to our overwhelmed Israeli rulers, who are also the targets of the exterminators of Jews from all over the world who are now ganging up for the Final Solution - let us then also insert this element in our turning towards this week’s Torah Reading for solutions, encouragement and assurances:
Genesis 28:10 – “Jacob departed from Beer-sheba and went toward Hara. He encountered the place and spent the night there because the sun had set; he took from the stones of the place which he arranged around his head, and lay down in that place. And he dreamt, and behold! A ladder was set earthward and it reached heavenward; and behold! Angels of G-d were ascending and descending on it.
And behold! HaShem was standing over him and He said, “I am HaShem, G-d of Abraham your father and G-d of Isaac; the ground upon which you are lying, to you will I give it and to your descendants. Your offspring shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread out powerfully westward, eastward, northward, and southward; and all the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you and by your offspring. Behold, I am with you; I will guard you wherever you go, and I will return you to this soil; for I will not forsake you until I will have done what I have spoken about you.”
Now amazingly, this Promise is etched out physically, to this day, in the shadows of the mountains surrounding Bethel, North of Jerusalem! Vendyl Jones, famous for his archaeological discoveries in Israel, published the amazing satellite photo above of the hills of Jerusalem.
These words “Ki Luz HaShem Ephraim” are formed by the shadows of the mountains because HaShem turns around, resurrects Ephraim. ‘Ki’ meaning “because or for the sake of”. ‘Luz’ can mean **to turn, to coil, to bend or to twist. Luz is also the name of the top vertebrae of the spine, sometimes called the "resurrection bone" because it remains even after all the other bones of a body have decomposed. Luz was the name of the place where Jacob had his vision of the ladder reaching into heaven [Genesis 28:18-19]. Jacob called the same place Beth-El (“House of God”).
Images from top to bottom:
'Ki' – Because ‘Luz’ – Bethel; ‘YHVH’ - The Sacred Name
of the G-d of Israel
‘Ephraim’ – A Biblical term referring to the Ten Tribes of Israel.
The name Luz is formed in the shadows precisely over the location of present-day Beth-El. The play on "resurrection, could well refer to the prophetically destined 'Resurrection' of the re-united 12-Tribed House of Israel in the Prophecy of the “Dead Bones” – Ezekiel 36, just before the
2-House Restoration Prophecy of Ezekiel 37:15. Thus, these words embalmed and eternalized in the shadows of the mountains could also be interpreted as:
“Because HaShem turns around, resurrects Ephraim to the House of G-d.” These Hebrew letters may be hard distinguishable for non-Hebrew readers. But you can be assured that I personally tested it on my Israeli grandchildren, (covering the white print cues), and right down to the youngest, they recognized it without me giving any hints whatsoever re the topic, location, etc. To them it was just a picture and I asked them if they could identify any Hebrew letters.
Let us turn to our opening Scripture, highlighted above. HaShem makes a Divine Promise and Undertaking to Jacob. He will give the descendants of Jacob the land on which Jacob had the dream, in the area of Luz, named Bethel by Jacob.
Jacob was the father of the 12 patriarchal fathers of 12 Tribes. They were to be the conduits of repeated Divine Blessings to righteous people selected by G-d. We have been following these Blessings throughout the six previous Parashot (weekly Torah Readings) and found them intertwined with G-d’s Purpose of raising a ‘body’ of rulers who would rule with Him in His Kingdom.
We saw in Parashat Lech Lecha how G-d took Avraham (Jacob’s grandfather) up Mt Kabir in Shomron (Samaria) to show him the Promised Land in which his descendants, grown into uncountable numbers, nations and kingdoms, would one day settle. Mount Kabir is merely some 30 Km north of Luz, Bethel. All this area today is directly at the heart of the current so-called West bank ‘occupied territories’, which include Gaza.
While Gaza is in the territory of Judah, Shomron is mainly Ten Triber Land. The Northern Ten Tribes of Israel, later rejected by G-d and exiled from the Land because of their rejection of Torah, became also known as ‘Ephraim’ – who received a Prime Blessing as one of the 13 Tribes. In Prophecy, the rebellious 10 Tribes are often referred to as ‘Ephraim’. Many clear cut Prophecies confirm their Return to the Land in the End Time (Messianic Times), a Return which will go through great trials and troubles for the nation – like birth pangs before a new birth.
This photo therefore confirms the Blessing to Jacob in this Reading and puts the spotlight on the Return not only of Judah (the Jews) but also Ephraim. This is not a suggestion of ‘adding’ to the Divine Promise but merely timely revealation the full Intent of the Divine Promise. Most pro-Zionist Christians (from amongst whom the pro-Jewish and pro-Rabbinic Ten Tribers are evolving) today think that modern Israel represents the Return of Judah only. Even Jews have to be reminded that the Geulah (Redemption) can NOT occur without the physical Return of the Ten Tribes.
What now is the implication of this Divine Undertaking of a Promised Land awaiting the Return of its people? Simply, that the shortage of people which causes the rulers of Israel to give away their Land to their enemies and to retreat to what they themselves know is an indefensible small area, does NOT have to be! There are many millions of re-awakening Ten Tribers across the world who are more and more feeling the urge to be physically part of the Land of Israel.
Our opening texts of Va’yetzey give us the Divine Confirmation of Return: “I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are laying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth…”
This Divine Promise underlies numerous Prophecies in the Tanach. It forms the main theme, in fact, of all Scripture as confirmed in the Kol Ha Tor article, titled, ““Bible Confirmations of the Regathering of the Tribes of Israel”.
Fifteen million Jews are not nearby enough to fill the Promised Land (even only the current half of it, West of the Jordan River, never mind the more than double Greater Israel East of the Jordan River according to Biblical specifications!). So also, this quantification of “dust of the earth” can NOT refer to 15 million people (Jews) only.
Current Israel West of the Jordan river requires many millions of Jews to settle sufficiently for self-protection against the claims of the enemies of G-d’s Promises. Those numbers of Jews simply do NOT exist! This is true while Ephraim is awakening and calling, pleading and praying for the privilege to return to the Land of Israel.
Divine Intent and Assurance
Genesis 29:15 - “I (HaShem) am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land.”
This is addressed as the descendants of Jacob – ALL 12 Tribes. HaShem will bring them back. Surely, it is His Spirit that is awakening millions of non-Jews (Lost Ten Tribers to whom the Promise ALSO goes) to Torah awareness and Return?
WHAT are religious Jews going to do about this? What are Rabbis going to do about this Divine Drive? What are the rulers of Israel who dislike and harass religious Jews, whom they derogatorily refer to as ‘Messianics’ (viz. those awaiting the Coming of Mashiach), going to do about it? Will they continue selling themselves and the nation out to their enemies and self-declared exterminators of Jews?*
And then, what is there in this Divine Promise to Jacob, for disheartened, disillusioned and reaction-less 10-Israel across the world to whom “Return” has become a total Impossibility? Let us read it and take courage.
Genesis 29:15 - “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
Wow! What a Promise by Him Who rejected 10-Israel as His Bride, called her a Harlot! He Who abandoned her, cut her off from His Covenant.
Does that not … should that not propel 10-Israel into ACTION – concerted Action? But, NOT Action:
- That is more concerned with the spiritual wellbeing of Judah than with their own;
- That remains in the same state of rebellion against Torah and G-d’s appointed Lawgivers (Psalms 60:7; 108:8; Genesis 49:10) as their ancient rebellious forefathers;
- That arrogantly exalt themselves as superior in knowledge to the 3500 year old Academy of Judaism;
- That insists to evangelize Jews and turn them away from Torah;
- That want to change Israel to their anti-Torah preferences;
- That disrespect the true Jewish culture;
All these attitudes are exactly the Cause of the great Division! Surely, the G-d of Israel Who is prepared to take His Harlot Bride back, expects her to now abide by His ‘House Rules’, not theirs, borne out of the Exile amongst anti-Torah and anti-Jewish nations? Surely, they should now learn at the feet of His “faithful Son”, Judah, who has maintained His Household throughout the time that they were “in the pig sties”?
Any soul who is interested to “Return to their Original Marriage Contract”, are hereby invited to communicate with Kol Ha’Tor who can guide them back to these principles and help them make their Return a reality. Your co-operation in this is vital! G-d is waiting. He has made it all possible. He has revealed the Way of Return. He has called and re-awakened 10-Israel and is busy doing so. It now is the INDIVIDUAL who has to yield, change their way, and RETURN!
This Message is confirmed in the Haftarah reading for this week. Refer Hosea 12:13 - 14:9. This Message could be summed up as in:
Hosea 14:1-2 – “Return, Israel, to HaShem your God. Your sins have been your downfall! Take words with you and return to HaShem."
The context of this entire reading, of Va’yetzey infers “10-Israel” for “Israel”, as opposed to ‘Judah’. “Sin” is simply non-conformance with Torah requirements. Sin (transgression of Torah) comes about not only by rebellion against Torah, or by willfulness, self-interest, but also through ignorance, lack of understanding and proper teaching, exile from the Culture of the G-d of Israel.
“Take (His) Words along with you and RETURN to His Culture, religion, system, fraternity.” Remove that audacious spirit from you which makes YOU and YOUR way preferable. Humble yourself and trust in HIS Way – which includes the Guidance which He has provided through appointing Judah as His Lawgiver.
You might Want to Read the Entire Series on “Judah the Mechoqeck”
Declare with our Patriarchal Father Jacob:
Genesis 29:20 – “If G-d will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking … so that I return safely to my father’s household, then HaShem will be my G-d.”
You Might Want to Refer to the 2012-2013 Yearly Kol Ha’Tor Parashat Portion Reading Index for future Kol Ha’Tor Commentaries
You might Want to Read Destination Yisra’el’s Kol Ha’tor Series on “Judah the Mechoqeck”
The world around is quickly becoming transformed into a polarizing a world of two choices: for G-d or for Satan, for Goodness or for Evil, for Restoration of All Israel or against the restoration of the House of Israel and the House of Judah. As it comes to the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel, our naturalized homelands as we know them to be will soon disappear and we will have only one choice left, assimilate into Clinton’s global village or return to our ancestral tribal homelands in Israel. The prophets have a lot to say as to the fate of each of these Lost Israelites.
This comes to one sobering conclusion, if you are a descendant of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel and you despise your brothers, the Jews, you will be left cohabitating with peoples who will have a genetic hatred to you even though you think you want to be a part of them.
So today, the G-d of Israel is whistling or coaxing you to come back to the brotherhood of Klal Yisra’el (All Israel). To learn more about this redemptive process, you are Welcome to Contact “Kol Ha'Tor”, the Voice of the Turtledove. Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Vision to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail establishing in the region of Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness into a new homeland for the Return of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel when All Israel will finally be redeemed.
For inquiries about Kol Ha Tor Vision for the Lost Tribes of Israel, Visit – “Shomron Lives!”,a Spiritual Retreat and Guest House in Samaria, that hosts Shomron (Samaria) Tours to reacquaint the Returning Lost Tribers of the House of Israel.