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Eternal Soldier

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 24, 2006


“He’s five feet two and he’s six feet four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He’s all of 31 and he’s only 17
He’s been a soldier for a thousand years He’s a Catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain,
a Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew
and he knows he shouldn’t kill
and he knows he always will
kill you for me my friend and me for you And he’s fighting for Canada,
he’s fighting for France,
he’s fighting for the USA,
and he’s fighting for the Russians
and he’s fighting for Japan,
and he thinks we’ll put an end to war this way And he’s fighting for Democracy
and fighting for the Reds
He says it’s for the peace of all
He’s the one who must decide
who’s to live and who’s to die
and he never sees the writing on the walls But without him how would Hitler have
condemned him at Dachau
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He’s the one who gives his body
as a weapon to a war
and without him all this killing can’t go on He’s the universal soldier
and he really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from him, and you, and me
and brothers can’t you see
this is not the way we put an end to war.”

(By Buffy Sainte-Marie)



This was posted by my wife in a discussion about the on-going American occupation of Iraq – we both disagree strongly with it. I am old enough to have been aware of the atrocities carried out by American Troops in Vietnam and to have demonstrated against the War there – and I can clearly see the parallells, and the similarities, both in atrocities and in motives behind those two occupations. OH, I have heard the official American explanations for both wars/occupations – you know what I say about that? BULLSHIT, utter HORSE MANURE. The United States of America have never ever been present militarily anywhere unless there’s been either a political or a financial incentive. It is no co-incidence that the biggest business in the US, besides drugs, is the weapons industry. Nor is it a co-incidence that the US’ “war on terror” target people in an area that is the richest in the world in oil. Proof: Since the WWII different terror organizations, state sponsored or independently, have been operating in diffrent parts of the world; England/Ireland, Spain, Germany, Indonesia, Tibet…and in neither of these areas have wee seen so much as single US protest. NOT ONE. Does any of these areas produce anything that would be interesting to the US? No. Nothing. If Tibet had been rich in either drugs or oil, you can be certain that the US would be all over China, politically, militarily, through covert and overt ops to make sure that the US could control those resources. It is no co-incidence that the Bush Family is playing finacial hanky panky with the Saudis – by doing so, not only do they secure the Family Treasury for years to come, they also make sure that they have both power and control over whatever the Saudis control, overtly or covertly. For this they are prepared to use any kind of violence, manipulation and ‘statistics’. The 2000 and 2004 elections, the lies about the WMDs, the incarceration of innocent people in KZ camps, whisking away of neutral States’ citizens to torture chambers in remote locations and the legislation that makes it possible for the Tree and the Shrub to spy on completely innocent citizens and their friends, are ample proof of this “preparedness”. As it was no co-incidence that JFK was murdered shortly after he decided to pull the Troops out of Vietnam, so it is no co-incidence that 9/11 happened shortly after the Shrub had been installed in the White House. And who is suffering? The Eternal Soldier. Shalom!

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A life is a life is a life is not a guinea pig…

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 21, 2006



“The solution is to get enough known survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse for two groups. Ensure there is a good mix of both types in each group. (Example. If the total amount of participants is 20—then two groups of 10).One group is the control group, that group gets anything and everything medically available to assist with the healing process.

The other group is the test group. This group receives no medical help at all.

Track both groups until each study member has reached the predetermined age of adulthood. (lets say you track the groups from the age of 14 until the participants have all reached the age of 25).” From Shari’s Blog.

From my comment: “In theory, I like your idea – and yet find it quite horrible, because it leaves 10 abuse victims with no help whatsoever, and for what? To see if they turn into abusers themselves. I don’t like human experiments.”

The thing is we already have tons of statistics that tell us, abused kids run a 50% risk of growing up to be abusive adults. So such an experiment would, in my mind be not only rather moot, but cruel. It’s like forcing dogs to smoke to see if they get cancer – when we already know that smoking causes cancer. Rather than conduct a potentially cruel experiment on humans, we should instead use the money, that we would have used on that experiment, on building networks of recovery – it is a tested and tried reality that those who have themselves built recovery from abuse, drug addiction, crime etc, are the ones that have the most to give those who are still in the clutches of their illness.

A better solution would be to require all teenage and adult abuse victims to attend 12 Step Meetings for Abuse Victims. This should start the moment they are identified as abuse victims – 12 Step Meetings have a recovery rate of 80-95%, compared to traditional therapy which only reaches 30-50%. And what is even better – it’s FREE of charge, which means there is not cost to Society.

Shalom!

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The Concept of Tzedakah

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 19, 2006


“To each and everyone according to his needs, from each and everyone according to his ability.”

That is what Tzedakah is all about – a Just distribution of Society’s resources, so that no-one is in such need that he has reason to ask for assistance. It is not to be mistaken for charity – charity is based on the idea that one is better off then the other, thus creating an unequal relationship which in the end only serves to cement poverty and inequality. Charity assumes that the ones in need of assistance are in need of assistance on all levels of life and have nothing to contribute and nothing of worth to give to the Community. Charity is in and of itself extremely egotistical, because it puts focus on the giver rather than on the receiver. Just think of the idea that giving to charity is tax-deductable! Give to charity and you don’t have to pay your due to the Community…yeah real philantropic.

Tzedakah takes into consideration that all people have something they can contribute to the common good of the Community, it also takes into consideration that we are all in need in some respect, therefore on equal footing with each other. It doesn’t ask people to pull themselves up by the boot-straps, regardless of whether they have boots or not – it makes sure they have boots and no reason to pull anything.

In Judaism the highest level of Tzedakah is making sure a person is self-sufficient – i.e that he can provide for himself.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.”

It has always struck me as ‘interesting’ that so many people who profess to be Conservatives also profess to be Religious – but find the idea of Tzedakah offensive and threatening. It seems contradictory. Most Religions, teach some sort of “care for the weak”, yet those who profess to be the most Religious are often those who complain that the weak and poor in society are ‘mooching’ off of the rich. It doesn’t add up.

Being without means doesn’t mean that you have nothing at all, it means that you have something else of value. Tzedakah ensures that what you have is valued as enriching to Society.

Maybe the poor shoe maker is poor in a finacial sense, and needs Tzedakah to provide for his kids – but he is rich in knowledge on how to make shoes, which means he can teach. The Rabbi might not be very well off, and some times need assistance to make ends meet – but he has one thing in abundance – knowledge of Torah, which provides Spirtual richness to the Community. The Artist may not be rich at all, but what he creates enriches peoples’ lives by providing beauty that opens peoples’ souls and hearts…and so on and so forth – monetary wealth is good, but not having monetary wealth is not equivalent to being a parasite.

It’s time that the Haves of our World start realizing that the Have Nots might indeed have both wealth and riches, their only need is Tzedakah – Just distribution of the World’s Resources on a daily basis, because 1% of the World’s population sitting on all the money, complaining that the rest of us are sucking them dry, at the same time handing out breadcrumbs to make themselves feel good doesn’t go any where near putting your money where you mouth is in relation to G-d.

Shalom!

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Europe vs. America – Two Mindsets Colliding

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 19, 2006


An American woman brought up a Topic for Discussion – she spoke about how the USA is perceived around the world – in her specific post to a Discusssion Group, the issue had come up in relation to Canada – but she opened it up for International opinions. She some gave examples of those perceptions and ideas about America

 

– that the world sees America as a bully nation

-the world sees the US as arrogant and hasty to start war, we helped Kuwait when they asked but not Rwanda (and we supposedly only help countries who have oil or other resources we can use,)

-we think Canada is a nation of *commies* because of their health care system

-we don’t do enough to help other countries (we just gave something like 22 million dollars to a third world country hit by a flood)

-we only see the world as it relates to us

-that Americans have an arrogant attitude

-Etc.

Here is my answer:

“I think that it has to do with the US being such a young Nation in comparison with Europe. It’s like looking a teenager. One day very confident and all mature like, only to next day being quite the opposite, throwing tantrums and being absolutely obnoxious about things.

I have learned over the last two years in Care2 that Americans in general are very different from Europeans. I call it the American Mindset vs the European Mindset, and it does seem that while it is quite ok to criticize other Nations for their flaws and failures – criticizing the US is almost always seen by Americans as Anti-American. Or it’s called bashing.

In Sweden where I live, Americans do have a reputation of being loud, rude, arrogant, self-centered, egotistical and generally very demanding people, who are easily offended if they don’t get what they want when they want it, the way they want it.

I have on more than one occasion had opportunity to witness American tourists drive clerks and waiters to tears over things that could easily have been solved, had there been just a little room for compromise on the tourists’ part. Not a nice sight. And it doesn’t do much to change the general perception of Americans.

I have seen the same happening here in Care2.

What I have wondered more than once is – if 1 person says that you are a donkey, you can brush it off, right? But if 100 people tells you you are a donkey, then perhaps you would do good to take a look and see if maybe you do have a tail and long ears…

So, what are the conclusions drawn by Americans when they here this criticism? Where do they think it comes from? Do they even HEAR it, or does it just peel off like water on a goose? What do you think is the reason that so many people around the world have the same perceptions of Americans?”

I think that what most non-American people are missing in the American approach is simple HUMILITY. You know the ability to say: “I don’t know”, “I am just one among others, and my country is just one among other countries..”, and going about helping without blowing their own horn or demand that people are eternally grateful or accepting that helping others means helping them on their own terms, giving them the help they are asking for without a hundred strings attached. To ask for help and to receive help is not the same as being willing to sell one’s soul or undying loyalty.

Or to simply take their place in humanity as humans, without fanfares and parades – paying their due to the Global Community without demading extra privileges or shirking their responsibility out of spite. The US as a nation, cannot one day demand to be given special privileges, such as immunity for their soldiers when they commit war crimes, and the next day refuse to pay it’s member fee to UN. Nor can it demand a seat on the UN Security Council with a veto vote, and then the next day support nations that violate Human Rights, or even violate those Human Rights themselves…

This is not all that Americans are – they are a lot of good things too – but because the negative is SO negative, it’s hard to see the good. Especially when the National Actions are hurtful to the entire world.

Shalom!

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Did you say they didn’t do it for OIL!?

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 18, 2006



In a US State Department report dated 1945 it says:

“Controlling the oil-industry and oil sources in the Middle-East is extremely important.”

One by one during a period from 1945-1973 the oilproducing countries in the Middle-East have broken free from Western dominance, and said: “Enough’s enough, get the hell out of here”, so when an opportunity opens a window to gain control over all that richness again, who’s there, barging in and ‘taking over’, using any pretense possible to justify it? The one who lost the most between 1945 and 1973 – The United States of America. Oh, France and Britain lost some too, but no-one lost as much as the US. It must have hurt really bad when all the Americans were deported from Libya, only to be replaced by a less ‘hungry’ Russians…All that oil, just laying there, in the hands of sub-human savage Muslims – Oy! I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the US has NEVER had any peace-keeping troops in the Middle East, or anywhere else for that matter – why could that be? Because the US is not interested in Peace – Peace is bad for business – War is good for business, and the US is built on Big Business – Weapons Business and Oil Business, and the businesses connected to the two big ones.

The Big Business Men never have to send their kids to any US wars – they don’t risk anything, they don’t pay – they just live off the blood of others, demanding ever more. The last abuse scandal/killing spree in Iraq was perped by soldiers who were on their third tour in Iraq…I am not surprised – it was probably so they would get sent home and not have to ‘serve’ anymore.

Is it a coincidence that the US, after invading Iraq is now looking lustily and greedily at Iran – using another “They have horrible weapons” excuse so they can go there and grab whatever they want and force the Iranians to subject to the West? There are another 2 years until the next American election – plenty of time to “liberate a people” – despite the fact that the people in question doesn’t want to be ‘liberated’.

Is it a coincidence that Sudan is getting support from the US, but Rwanda didn’t? No – Sudan has lots of OIL! Connect the dots.

George W Bush will go down in history as either the bloodiest President in the History of the US, or we can start calling him “King George III” after the English King who went certifiably Mad and ran around dressed in women’s underwear to the amusement and embarrassment of the Court.

George III of England was incidently the very King whom George Washington and the “Founding Fathers” were fighting in the War of Independence (1775–1783).

For some reason I find George in women’s underwear much more acceptable than the ransacking of sovereign states for money – don’t you?

Shalom!

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"Support Our Troops"

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 18, 2006



To me this is the basics in the US invasion of Iraq – Oh. I am aware that not all on the Right believe this for real – but I suspect quite a lot have wet dreams along these lines. Including George W Bush.The lies being told US Soldiers (the ‘cannon fodder’) – are not just things that were said, that turned out not to be true, like WMDs the and Osama bin Laden – but the attitudes being taught, spread and used to ‘make it a good things to kill Iraqis’.

Let’s get real – what’s in it for the regular soldier below General’s rank? He/she doesn’t get to rape and pillage, because that is against International Laws. The plunder is scarce, because the country he/she is invading didn’t have much to begin with, and when he/she gets home, if he/she does get home, he/she will be back in the same rut he/she was in before going ‘over there’. And even worse because of PSTD and injuries come by in the War – injuries that will not be treated properly and fully, because the Medic Care for Veteran’s has been cut into to pay for the War. So really, why should they go, stay and even bother to come home?

For no reason what so ever – the best way to support the troops is to deprogram them from the horrible lies they were told before going, and let them emigrate to a neutral country with a social security sytem that actually will allow them full recovery – like Sweden or Norway.

Shalom!

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Farenheit 911 – some thoughts for my American Friends

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 15, 2006


I finally got to see Michael Moore’s “Farenheit 911” – yeah, yeah, but Sweden is slow, and I don’t go to the Movie Theaters, I always wait for TV to broadcast or for the DVD to hit the counters – and from an artistic point of view I am not impressed. Moore should stay with the short documentary.But from the point of just another viewer, it pushed all the right buttons, and pulled all the right strings – unfortunately it pushed and pulled a little too much. Oh, I have no trouble buying the basics – The US is in deep shit President-wise and is currently engaged in an unethical, immoral and unjustifiable war in Iraq, nor do I have trouble buying the basic conspiracy-theory – but I don’t like propaganda, no matter how true it is. Moore’s agenda shine’s through as glaring as Bush’s lies about the WMDs. As well as the Rule by Fear that the Bush Admin is practicing – but it seems to me that everyone else but the Americans knew this as it went down. This raised a question in me that I have asked and asked and not gotten an answer to – WHY DIDN’T the Democrats and/or Anti-Bush contigent commit an electoral coup in 2004, when they had the chance to get rid of that crazy little boy with his lethal toys? Why on earth divide the votes on four different candidates, when the World and the American People NEEDED that intelligence-deficient Napoleon off his stolen throne??? What happened? Did you really think it was going to correct itself during the term 2004-2008, that somehow you would all wake up from a bad dream and there would be a Democrat President in the White House?

There are times when one’s vote is more precious than one’s beliefs and even one’s life, when you vote against something, not for another thing – and that is when your country needs you to step up and do what it’s leadership is not going to do.

Are you all awake now?

Shalom!

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Treat on-line Communities like Real Life ones…

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 15, 2006


I wrote this in an on-line Discussion Group I am in:

“I joined shortly after this Group was formed – I joined this Group specifically because the Owner promised a strict enforcement of the Code of Conduct. I like the Code of Conduct. I believe it should be enforced in all groups. Sadly it’s not, and sadly many people seem to take a perverse pleasure in violating the Code of Conduct on every occasion they get.I hadn’t been here for more than little over an hour before I saw members who were clearly here with the intent of disrupting, insulting and generally make a stink, especially towards the alleged Host and Owner. Something the Code of Conduct is very clear about:

“1 Respect and courtesy – All Care2 Members are entitled to express their views and beliefs in a safe environment without feeling attacked. Members may not infringe on the rights of any other person to express themselves in a safe environment. This policy includes:i. Any harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable posts.
ii. Any posts which are invasive of another’s privacy.
iii. Name calling or otherwise attacking the person posting rather than the content of the post. Disagreement is encouraged, but you should only comment on the argument or position taken, never against the person posting their opinion or belief.
iv. Any racial or ethnic slurs or insults relating to the mental, physical or intellectual qualities of any member.”

I later saw those same members, after they had been blocked from here, claim that they were blocked because of their political views.

Interesting, because not one single post they made had any political content or were made in a thread with a political Topic. It was clear that they were blocked because of their BEHAVIOUR.

I don’t know what it is that makes adult people think that just because we are on the Internet all social rules and codes have been suspended.

We do not accept that people follow us around, ridiculing, belittling or otherwise try to poke at us in real life – then why should this kind of behaviour be acceptable and as it seems, in some Groups of people even applauded, on the Internet?

We do not accept people joining discussions in real life yelling at the top of their lungs or constantly interrupt the discussion with comments and behaviour that has nothing to do with the Topic of the discussion or name calling and insults – so why should it be acceptable in discussion groups on the Internet?

We do not accept people being violent and abusive towards others in real life, then how come we accept this behaviour in discussion Groups on the Internet?

In fact, if someone came to a real-life discussion Group and behaved like that, the Co-ordinator/Facilitator would be expected to ask that person to leave, and if he or she refused, to call security to have him or her forcibly removed – and that person would be charged by law with at least “disturbing the peace” or “harassment” – yet when Hosts do exatly the same in discussion Groups on the Internet they are labelled dictators, abusive, cowards, hypocrites, biased etc.

The Code of Conduct is there to ensure that this place is a safe place for people to discuss and debate issues that interest them – and whether we like it or not, the Hosts are here to make sure the Code of Conduct is enforced.

We all have pretty good ideas of what the Code of Conduct means by what it says in the above quote, so claiming that the Code of Conduct is ‘open for interpretation’ is a load of horse manure – different Hosts have different bottom-lines and some have more patience with disruptors and bullies than others, that is true – but when they enforce the Code of Conduct they do it from pretty much the same basic understanding of what Paragraph 1, section I-IV of the Code of Conduct means.”

Some people, apart from taking great pleasure in tormenting others on-line, they also like to claim that they do so because of Freedom of Speech.

That is really interesting – when did treating others like crap become a right protected by Freedom of Speech.? It is also interresting that the same people that treat others like crap and whine about being denied their Right to Free Speech, frequently ask the Hosts and Facilitators to take action when they are treated the same way they treat others.

As a matter of fact I have only met ONE person on-line of this caliber, who does not run screaming to the Hosts of Groups when he is treated as badly as he treats others. I don’t like him, I don’t agree with him, because it seems that he does not acknowledge the existence of verbal and emotional violence – but I RESPECT him, because he takes what he dishes out without blinking.

But back to the matter of Free Speech – yes, we are ‘allowed’ to be verbally abusive towards others, but if we are we are also allowed to take the consequences of such behaviour – and as long as there are ‘documents’ such as the Code of Conduct in place, this means that we either end up being banned from Groups where we violate the Code of Conduct or from entire Fora.

“For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action.” It might be a good thing to keep this in mind BEFORE we decide to treat others inappropriately.

Shalom!

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I have taken to Swapping…

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 14, 2006


It seems I am greatly inspired by what my Wife does. She SWAPS. She is always preparing packages and receiving packages, from all over the world, having great fun.

Now most of the Swaps that I have seen are about decidedly ‘girly things’ such as knitting and other crafts – I wanted to try something I am good at, something where I would both send and get something I am passionate about – I am an Artist, so I started an Art Swap – “Art and a Cup of Java“:

“You send/receive 1 or 2 pieces of your own ORIGINAL art – i.e either a print (if you do Digital Art), collage, painting or drawing (no maximum size, but no smaller than an A4, including space around the image)un-framed (to avoid damage to glass in transport and keep the cost of postage down).

You also send/receive a sizable sample of your favorite coffee or tea (no maximum quantity, but no smaller than to make at least two normal sized cups). Make sure you know if your Swap Pal wants de-caff or not.

You send/receive an edible treat – cookies, cake, candy…whatever you fancy – try to make something indigenous to your area, country, city. Make sure you know if your Swap Pal is allergic to any ingredients.

You send/receive 1 piece/package of Art supply – a pen, pencil, crayon, sketch pad, brush, etc. Please inquire of your Swap Pals’ prefered medium.”

That’s nice and pretty easy. Now I am just waiting for people to join 🙂 I wonder if it will get of the ground.

Shalom!

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The Priestly Blessing.

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 9, 2006



This weeks parasha contains one of the most well known and used texts in Torah apart from the Ten Statements and the Shem: The Kohanite Blessing – The Priestly Blessing.

Buit what does it mean – how can we as a People as well as individually understand this Blessing? What’s in it for YOU?

“The Eternal One spoke to Moses: Speak to Aaron and his sons: Thus shall you bless the people of Israel. Say to them: The Eternal bless you and protect you!

The Eternal deal kindly and graciously with you!

The Eternal bestow [divine] favor upon you and grant you peace!

“Thus they shall link My name with the people of Israel, and I will bless them.”(Numbers 6:22–27)

“May G-d bless you and keep you “(6:24)

“With G-d’s blessing comes His protection of the blessing. A mortal king has a servant in Syria while he himself lives in Rome. The king sends for him. He sets out and comes to him. He gives him a hundred pounds of gold. He packs it up and sets out on his journey. Robbers fall upon him and take away all that he had given him and all that he had with him… But when G-d blesses with riches, He also guards them from robbers.” (Midrash Rabbah)

G-d protects not just the receiver of the blessing – but the Blessing itself! G-d invests His Name in His Blessing, and just vas we are commanded to Sanctify His Name, so will G-d make sure that His Name is kept Holy, through His blessing on us.

“May G-d make His face shine upon you, and give you grace” (6:25)“He will give you the wisdom to be gracious to each other and merciful to each other.” (Midrash Rabbah)

Again we are reminded that Torah is close to us, possible to Keep, possible to Live by: “But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.” (Devarim/Deuteronomy 30:14)

Here is another affirmation that Torah itself is etched into us by the Almighty – the question is if we listen – the Kohanite Blessing tells us that we will.

“May G-d lift up His face to you” (6:26)“He will turn His face towards you; for it is not the same thing for a man to greet his neighbor while looking him in the face as to greet him with his head turned to one side.”
(Midrash Rabbah)

G-d does not ignore us, G-d looks at us, face to face and deals with us as Upstanding Humans – He deals with us as acountable beings – we have His undivided attention at all times, regardless of where we are or what we are doing.

There is a Midrash about a King who’s son broke the Law of the Land, and the punishment for that was to be Exiled. On the day that the son was to be sent into exile for his crime, his father came to him and said – “I will go with you into Exile, rather than be without you here at home.” So it is with G-d – He goes with us also into Exile.

“…and give you peace” (6:26) “If there is no peace, there is nothing.” (Torat Kohanim)

“Rebbe Nachman of Breslov said: there is truth, the truth of the truth, and peace. Truth is: a kid stole an apple. The truth of the truth is: the kid was hungry. Peace is: Nobody stole anything; give the kid an apple!” (Heard from Reb Shlomo Carlebach – picked up at Kolel)

G-d says: “Nothing happened, give the Kid an apple!” Yes, our shortcomings are a source of grief for G-d, but because He knows the Truth, the Truth of the Truth about them, He can also say: “nothing happened; give the Kid an apple!” I.e G-d knows that, like all kids, we respond better to posiitive re-enforcement than to negative re-enforcement – that is why He Keeps enumerating what will happen if we return – He wants to make sure we understand the good that comes from Keeping His Law. He grants us Peace as a positive re-enforcement.

“And they shall set My name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them” (6:27) “I would have thought that if the Kohanim desire to bless Israel, then Israel is blessed, but if they do not they are not; comes the verse to tell me: “I will bless them.” In either case, says G-d, I will bless them from heaven.

The Kohanim bless Israel, but who blesses the Kohanim? Comes the verse to tell me: “I will bless them.””(Sifri Zuta)

No matter what other may say, G-d’s Name is upon us – The Eternal One has invested His own Name in us, and no matter what He will keep that Name Holy in us.

Amen!

Shabbat Shalom!

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