Judaism

Judaism

Judaism is a Jewish religion. It is the foundation of the three Abrahamic religions namely, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. They form a triangle with three sections – Judaism at the base with Christianity in the middle and Islam at the top.

All three derive their theologies from the Old Testament Bible – the Tanakh.
Judaism is the world’s oldest monotheistic religion, dating back nearly 3,000 years. Followers of Judaism (Moshiites) believe in one God (monotheism) who revealed himself through ancient prophets.
The first introduction of monotheism to the world was the Kemetic King Akhnaton, who reigns during the period 1351–1334 BC. However, the Kemites rejected it after his death and reverted to polytheism; wherein everyone was free to acknowledge their god or gods. This was a natural form of spirituality.

Yahweh the God of Israel

The god of Judaism is Yahweh (in English Jehovah). This god came into prominence after the founder of Judaism Moses, claimed to have had an encounter with this god in the desert. Before this, the existing world did not know Yahweh/Jehovah. The existence of this god could be traced to no more than 2,700 years if it happened at all. There was a god in Kemet known as Yah (Jah) that was recognized as the moon god. Yah was recognized and throughout the Levant.

The Moon god of Kemet was rendered as ‘Aah’, ‘Ah’ or ‘Ya’.

 

Who was Aah?
Aah was the Egyptian god of the moon and time. He was represented as a young god and the student of Thoth. He is therefore regarded as a Patron of pupils and students.

The Egyptian Moon god Aah – The Lunar Calendar
Aah was an ancient Egyptian moon god and time. He was also revered as a god of fertility. Aah was in charge of the lunar year (12 to 13 months of 28 days each). The ancient Egyptians used the sun, moon, the planets, and the stars as a reference for measuring the passage of time and charted the heavenly skies to make some sort of sense out of their environment. The first ancient Egyptian calendar dates back to 4236 B.C.E. The changing phases of the moon were extremely important to the ancient Egyptians. The earliest Egyptian calendar was based on the cycles of the moon, but it did not enable the Egyptians to predict the annual flooding of the Nile. Aah was also revered as a fertility god. The lunar calendar in Egypt was used by priests as a guide to improving the yield of agriculture crops on which much of ancient Egypt’s wealth was based. – http://www.landofpyramids.org/aah.htm

This Moon-God was recognized and worshipped in Kemet and all the Levant before the so-called Israelite enslavement in Egypt and subsequent exodus. It was after the exodus that Moses discovered or rather created a new god and named him Yahweh of Israel.

For details on the creation of Yahweh (Jehovah), download the following from the store:

Chapter 4 – YHWH (Yahweh) – Created by Moses or

Part II – YHWH (Yahweh), Trinity and Allah – Pagan Gods in Men’s Image  (Chap 4 – 6)

Most Jews (with the exception of a few groups) believe that their Messiah hasn’t yet come—but will one day.

(See the chapters of the book: The Three Messiahs of Judaism, Christianity and Islam – Schemes for World Conquest by Genocide” from the store.

Torah

The Jewish sacred text is called the Tanakh or the “Hebrew Bible.” It includes the same books as the Old Testament in the Christian Bible, but they’re placed in a slightly different order.

The Torah—the first five books of the Tanakh—outlines laws for Jews to follow. It’s sometimes also referred to as the Pentateuch. The rest of the OT is the Psalms and the Prophets.

Founder of Judaism – Moses

The origins of the Jewish faith are explained throughout the Torah. According to the text, Yahweh revealed himself to ‘Moses.’ Moses then wrote the history of Jews from the creation of the first man, Adam, to the time of his death. Then others picked up from there.  The Pentateuch includes the Laws of Yahweh for Israel.

 The name of the founder Moses – means in Kemetic language is ‘son of’ or  ‘child of’ as in Ra’Mses, son of Ra. Moses also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew, is the most important prophet in Judaism, and an important prophet in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá’í Faith, and several other Abrahamic religions. In the biblical narrative, he was the leader of the Israelites and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the first five books of the bible, the Torah, or “acquisition of the Torah from heaven”, is attributed.

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Moses, if he existed, likely lived in Egypt during the dynastic New Kingdom, and he was an early leader of the Hebrews and one of the most important figures in Judaism. He is a significant patriarch of all the Abrahamic religions, those who use the Torah, the Christian Old Testament, or the Quran as sacred texts.

Moses is often associated with Ramses II, but there is nothing written about him in the historical record of Ancient Egypt during the reign of Ramses II.  He is supposed to be the author of the first five books of Moses named Pentateuch.

The Temples

Around 1000 B.C., King David ruled the Jewish people. His son Solomon built the first Holy Temple in Jerusalem, which became the central place of worship for Jews.

The kingdom fell apart around 931 B.C., and the Jewish people split into two groups: Israel in the North and Judah in the South.

Sometime around 587 B.C., the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the first Temple and sent many Jews into exile. A few Jews were allowed to return to rebuild the temple in 537 B.C. Different books written by Rabbis were codified into the Tanakh (Old Testament) as a holy book for worship.

A second Temple was built in about 516 B.C. but was eventually destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. The destruction of the second Temple was significant because Jewish people no longer had a primary place to gather, so they shifted their focus to worshipping in local synagogues.

Jewish Holy Books

While the Tanakh (which includes the Torah) is considered the sacred text of Judaism, many other important manuscripts were composed in later years. These offered insights into how the Tanakh should be interpreted and documented oral laws that were previously not written down.

Around 200 A.D., scholars compiled the Mishnah—a text that describes and explains the Jewish code of law that was previously orally communicated.

Talmud

Later, the Talmud, a collection of teachings and commentaries on Jewish law, was created. The Talmud contains the Mishnah and another text known as the Gemara (which examines the Mishnah). It includes the interpretations of thousands of rabbis and outlines the importance of 613 commandments of Jewish law. The first version of the Talmud was finalized around the 3rd century A.D. The second form was completed during the 5th century A.D.

Judaism embraces several other written texts and commentaries. One example is the 13 Articles of Faith, which was written by a Jewish philosopher named Maimonides.

Midrash is biblical exegesis by ancient Judaic authorities, using a mode of interpretation prominent in the Talmud. The word itself means “textual interpretation”, “study”.

Vanessa Lovelace defines Midrash as “a Jewish mode of interpretation that not only engages the words of the text, behind the text, and beyond the text, but also focuses on each letter, and the words left unsaid by each line.”

The term is also used of a rabbinic work that interprets Scripture in that manner. Such works contain early interpretations and commentaries on the Written Torah and Oral Torah (spoken law and sermons), as well as non-legalistic rabbinic literature (aggadah) and occasionally Jewish religious laws (halakha), which usually form a running commentary on specific passages in the Hebrew Scripture (Tanakh).

“Midrash”, especially if capitalized, can refer to a specific compilation of these rabbinic writings composed between 400 and 1200 CE.

Types of Judaism

There are several sects in Judaism, which include:

Orthodox Judaism: Orthodox Jews are typically known for their strict observance of traditional Jewish law and rituals. For instance, most believe Shabbat shouldn’t involve working, driving or handling money.

Orthodox Judaism is a diverse sect that includes several subgroups, including Hasidic Jews. This form started in the 18th century in Eastern Europe and holds different values than traditional or ultra-Orthodox Judaism. Hasidic Jews emphasize a mystical experience with God that involves direct communion through prayer and worship. Chabad is a well-known Orthodox Jewish, Hasidic movement.

Passover Celeberation

This holiday lasts seven or eight days and celebrates Jewish freedom from slavery in Egypt. Specifically, Passover, refers to the biblical story of when the Hebrew God “passed over” houses of Jewish families and saved their children during a plague that was said to have killed all other first-born babies in Egypt. This event supposedly led to the freeing of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage called Exodus. – https://www.history.com/topics/religion/judaism

Historicity of Moses and Authenticity of Torah
Historians challenge the existence of one man named Moses. There is no tangible evidence of his existence. Jewish history places him as being contemporary of the Great Kemetic King Ramses II the Great. This information is contained only in the book written by ‘Moses’ or the author of the book of Moses. The date his birth to Rameses II’s reign. Rameses II has his name inscribed in hieroglyphs on the walls of temples in Kemet, present-day Egypt. There are monuments that attest to his existence. Moses’ name is not found in any Egyptian writings, considering what is written in the Bible as being the ‘brother’ of Rameses II.

A Composite Moses

Historians believe that it was impossible for one man to have accomplished everything attributed to him in the Bible, considering his age at the time of death at precisely 120. It is suggested that there were different heroes during the first 1,000 years of Israel’s history and the actual authors of the Pentateuch simply merged these heroes into a composite Moses.

Considering the internal evidence of the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy).  It has also been established that the witting styles of each book are different from the others. Also, there are stories in the Pentateuch that seem to be duplication of others with variations that contradict each other, suggesting that different people wrote the different versions.

The contradictions, duplications, variations suggest that various authors wrote different stories without collaborating. In some cases, there were attempts to correct previous stories that were not logical.

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Historicity of Israelites Sojourn in Kemet (Ancient Egypt)

Unfortunately, there is no evidence of Israelites having been enslaved in Kemet any time before or after the dynastic periods. The Exodus and crossing of the ‘Red Sea’ are stories that have been crystallized in the minds of many by movies made in Hollywood. These events never took place. They are mythical stories promoted as a history of Jews to promote victimization of Jews by ‘Egyptians’, Black people, just like Hollywood’s Tarzan movies that dehumanize Africans. There is no evidence to support the reality of the stories. Israelites were never enslaved in Egypt. They were never slaves in Egypt; they were never to build the pyramids and were not liberated from there. The exodus story is a hoax. No country existed called Egypt during the 11th, 12th, or 13th dynastic periods, periods when Israelites were supposed to have lived there. The empire we call ‘Ancient Egypt’ was called Kemet. If the stories of the Israelites enslavement were written before 500 B.C., then the writers of those stories would have used the name Kemet instead of Egypt. The name Egypt came into existence after the Greek conquest of Kemet about 500 B.C. The fictitious stories were composed and written after the collapse of the Kemetic Empire when the Greeks conquered Egypt.