Monday, February 28, 2005

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Posts that caught my attention today...

The following posts are definately worth taking the time to read...

DovBear writes about the Heavenly Voice...

Every day a bas kol, a heavenly voice, calls "shuvu banim shovavim, return to me o' wayward sons." [Chagigah 15]

Every day a bas kol. The trick is, you have to hear it.


Referring to this post by Orthodox Anarchist, On Becoming Shomer Shabbat, which is absolutely fantastic...

...Hasgakha partit [divine intervention], despite how ludicrous a concept it may be to the rational athiests I at times identify with, is something that holds a great deal of water for me. Robert Anton Wilson would probably intimate I was delusional before forgiving me for subscribing to this ideology. But that night, God spoke back to me. I didn't necessarily hear him at the time. I went home and asked my roommates why on Earth God has it out for me. "Am I so bad a person that I deserve this kind of night?" But the answer to my question is now staggeringly clear to me...


This post and this post (The Land of Magog) at End Of Days are practically scholarly works on prophecy and events in Iraq...

For Western Man the purpose of serving G-d is to make money for the individual in particular and the community as a whole. If one's World to Come has already been sealed for him through believing in another way of cleaving to the Almighty than through doing what is right in His eyes, it is an easy next step to see that the average man living under this delusion might only come to believe that the purpose of doing the right thing is for the purpose of building his fortune and the nation's fortune in this world. When doing what is right in G-d's eyes is in concert with prosperity, so much the better for the both. If one can do what is right without sacrificing prosperity, then how much the good public relations helps to increase the common prosperity becomes at least a part of the bottom line in deciding whether to act "altruistically". The biggest skeleton in the closet of Western Civilization is when there is a clash between prosperity and doing what is right in G-d's eyes.

Where is Magog? Throughout the ages those who have scrupulously studied Yehezkel (Ezekiel) 38-39 have tried to grapple with that question. Christian and Jewish scholars alike have tried to read through the tea-leaves of history while basing their conclusions on non-objective evidence which often existed in research on the subject that was being done outside the sphere of knowledge of those pundits in the religious world. The Jewish world had a few objective sources from which certain but incomplete conclusions could be drawn....


And this new blog, Israel: Journey to the Crown of Creation, was a nice read and recommended to take a look at...

We are blessed every day with countless instances of hashgacha pratis, divine providence. Sometimes we see 'em, sometimes we don't, and sometimes we don't want to see.

But whether we are aware of these instances or not, or whether we want to see them or not, or whether we attribute these instances to "other" causative factors, the fact is ...


Speaking of which, it came up accidentally while I was trying to find the link to the previous one. Hashgacha Pratit :-)

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