Archive for the ‘gun control’ Category

“Bemidbar” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa as we begin the study of a new Book, Numbers in the English, but “Bemidbar,” or In the Wilderness, from the Hebrew (Numbers 1:1 through 4:21).

And it starts with a “head count”, and continues through the what and why of the Levites who “take the place of” the firstborn. During the Erev Shabbat overview, Mark takes a look at the specifics, and why these numbers should give us an insight that buying into the lie that ‘the Law is done away with’ will NEVER provide:

Bemidbar 2016

This time the Sabbath Day teaching goes even further afield, and certainly even more politically INcorrect, than even the numbers themselves reveal. There is a VERY good reason that when YHVH commands a census, He is counting “Who is Mine!” and why we need to understand exactly what that means:

“Counting, numbering, registering, voting, and OWNING“

Links to Shabbat teachings

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

The latest teachings from Shabbat Shalom Mesa are here:

 

Ekev – Erev Shabbat 8-7-15

Don’t even bring an abomination into your house – 8 August 2015

 

Earlier teachings for the year 2015 are here:

WayToZion links for Mark Call 2015

Torah portion “Shoftim”

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Shoftim, from Deuteronomy 16:18 through 21:9. This week’s portion focuses on the concept of “Justice”, and provides some incredible insight, generally overlooked in today’s “post-Biblical” world.

The first recording is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is as usual an overview of the entire parsha:

SSM Shoftim 2014

The much longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on a major theme from the parsha in greater detail, and even more than usual this week in connections to the current “times and seasons”.  The contrast between <em>”Justice, JUSTICE! you shall pursue,”</em> and the “Greater Babylon Metro Area” has never been more stark.

TT CooH Shoftim 2014 – With no hint of “Justice, Justice” – no wonder some are scared

Korach – Leadership, rebellion, and community (as we “come out of her”)

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Korach, from Numbers chapters 16 through 18.

The Shabbat morning teaching concentrates, on some specifics from the parsha, in more detail, and with, as usual, topical references relevant to current events and the “Come out of her” connection.

Bokker Shabbat teaching – Korach

This is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is again an overview of the entire parsha. This week it includes a more extended look at the news of the week, as well, for reasons that will hopefully be clear:

SSM Erev Shabbat Teaching – Korach

Torah portion “Tazria” (Lev. 12-13)

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

 

Both the weekly Torah teaching from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship and the Talking Torah sessions are now available on-line.

 

Erev Shabbat – Tazria teaching

Shabbat teaching – Tazria.  “Lashon hora, and Let’s Talk Conspiracy”

 

The teaching audio is also archived at WayToZion.org.  All of the audios for the year 2014 are here:

http://www.waytozion.org/teachings/mark_call/2014.htm

 

Torah portion “Pekudai” – and the current idolatry

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

There is a pattern in the last part of the Book of Exodus which is particularly revealing, especially in light of the idolatry prevalent in Amerika today.  And this teaching about the parallels revealed in the story of the construction of the mishkan, or tabernacle, is perhaps one of the most important and revealing that Mark Call has done.

Don’t miss it:

 

Mark Call – Parsha Pekudai teaching –  1 March, 2014

 

The teaching audio is also archived at WayToZion.org.  All of the audios for the year 2014 are here:

http://www.waytozion.org/teachings/mark_call/2014.htm

 

And this parsha is also available at this alternative direct link:

WTZ – Mark Call ‘Pekuda’ – 1 March, 2014

 

Finally, kudos to Rabbi David Forhman, of alephbeta.org,  for his insight and introduction to the concept of the “atbash”.  That “10 minute Parsha” recording is available here, and is quite good:

http://www.aish.com/tp/i/10minuteparsha/A-Giant-Chiasm-In-Sefer-Shmot.html

Colbert gets it BACKWARD

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

For a real example of missing the point, check this out:

Steve Colbert Gets it BACKWARDs

…by thinking that there is a contradiction somehow between wanting a “background check” for becoming a “citizen” of the Nanny State, and a background check in order for that slave to be allowed to “buy or sell”  (at first, guns – but, ultimately – everything) a ONCE Constitutionally-guaranteed Right.

To relieve the concerns of many conservatives, the Republican senators proposing immigration reform have pointed out that undocumented immigrants will have to undergo fingerprinting and background checks, among many other things, before obtaining a green card. However, as Colbert points out, many Republicans oppose the same basic requirement to obtain an assault weapon.

 

“Yes, they must be fingerprinted, they must be background checked. After all they are trying to get citizenship, not an assault weapon.”

It is just two sentences, but it really sums up much of the debate around the two issues.

Hardly!

The truly GREAT irony is that Colbert (and evidently this author) gets it BACKWARD and misses what should have been his own point!

BOTH ‘immigration reform’ and ‘gun registration’ are about EXACTLY the same thing:  CONTROL and the god-like importance of the Big Brother State.  The real pretense here is that both Demo-cons and Republi-crats ultimately believe that only THEY, and the Almighty State, define what “Rights” are — and are NOT — and what the peons must do.

The “path to citizenship” requires registration and background checks.  So does the path to infringement of what is left of the Bill of Rights.  Colbert doesn’t believe people have “God-given Rights”.  Peons need to be conditioned to ‘registration’, fingerprinting, airport searches, and “infringement” in general.

He sums up the obvious similarity — and the contradictions — but doesn’t get it.  Nor does he see where such tyranny ALWAYS ends.