This past Tuesday, we had a quick review of some daily details in the rhythms of righteousness.

From the review, you should be able to answer the following questions:

  1. What is CHAZAL, and what does it mean?
  2. What does Parashah Hashavuah mean?
  3. Portions of what?
  4. How many weekly portions are there in the year, and on what are they based?
  5. What is the term Sidra?
  6. What is the Haftarah?
  7. I gave you three potential explanations for the haftarah being included in the Shabbat Torah service. What are they?
  8. We reviewed the following books. You should be able to explain the name and contents of each:
    1. Tanach
    2. Chumash
    3. Siddur
  9. From Pesach (Passover) to Sukkot (Tabernacles), we read what additional collection after Shacharit, each Shabbat?
  10. From Sukkot to Pesach, we read what additional collection?
  11. What does the name of each collection mean, and what is included?
  12. We discussed who you are (or were) with respect to G-d and His people. This seemed offensive to many when first presented, but sometimes the truth hurts. We used terms such as the ones below. Explain how these apply, and why.
    1. Idolator
    2. Stranger
    3. Lost
    4. Ignorant
    5. Killers

Finally, we concluded our discussion with an answer to the question I receive most often, “Now that I understand that because we have joined Israel and Israel’s G-d, we should be keeping His commandments, what do I do???”

The answer to this question is progressive, of course, as your walk deepens, and you learn to jettison more and more from your pagan (and visible church) ways. My short and generic list, in order, is this:

  1. Read the Torah portion and learn the commands of G-d.
  2. Keep Shabbat and learn its parallel to Messianic Days.
  3. Pray Shacharit each day.
  4. Pray with a tallit.
  5. Wear tzitzit whenever practical and possible.
  6. Wrap tefillin when you pray.

These habits, added to your daily schedule, will change your life, your perspective and your reputation. As men who desire to become tzadikim (righteous men), this is essential.

After taking the short quiz, which included the mugshot game with persons, places and events, we were introduced to our friend the orthodox Rabbi.

To avoid any damage to the Rabbi’s reputation (for meeting with, teaching and encouraging Gentiles) this hour was not recorded.

Shalom Aleichem,

Joseph

PS: Click here to find the Class 4 audio, quiz and time line chart.

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