George Washington and His letter to the Hebrew congregation at Newport. August 21, 1790.

Rabbi praying at the Western Wall, Holy Jerusalem. the spinning wheel or charkha, a symbol of Satyagraha or holy practice.

Only when faith is a deliberative practice is it possible to uphold religious liberty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tharana in Raga Mishra Khamaj, Thanom Dherae Na, Vocal & Sitar- Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan.

Song for the first faith of GOD- Man. Yae Dard Mera, this hurt of mine. Padmavati film’s scene. Starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

Baech bhavar mae dolena, in the midst of nectar I wander about, aar rahi na paar gayi, not knowing which path is correct kuuch isqh ki maudaunae duubi, drunk I have fallen kuuch hijr kiya, and through faith I have risen, divar gaayi until I reach your sight, Wall.  Thuum jaanae nahi yae dardh maera ya jaanae kae bhi anjaanae ho, you do not understand this hurt of mine or otherwise pretend you do not aek pall yae lagae apnae ho thuum, in this moment you and I became one, aek pall yae laage beganae ho, and in another moment you are someone I do not know.  Dhildar yae paheli thuuj saatha, love of hearts, first explain to me suffering thuum koune piya , who are you O God, yeh bhed thumhi aab kholo zara, now that I am captured by your hand only you can open this snare. Thuum koune piya, who are you beloved?  Binn bolae jo thuum kehethae ho, what you say without speaking binn bolae hi vo sunnu mae,  is the only language I choose to understand. Bhar kae thumko ein aankho mai my tear filled eyes khuch quaab nayae sae khulllu, will open in a new dream. Mae na aapna aap dikhaei dai, I will show myself jab dekhu khud ko darpan mae in front of these mirrors yae mai huun ya phir thumhi ho, is this me or is it you again man uljha hai eis uljhan mae, hearts in distress cry out mujhae aapnae rang mai rang liya, even though I long to bathe myself in ecstasy, mai rang liya thuum koune piya, I have taken vows on your behalf,  thum koune piya you are my word G-d. Yae bhaed thumhi aab kholo zara, now it is your turn to remove human shackles thuum koune piya, who else are you other than a redeemer? Dhil sae hai jo yai yae dhil aapnae, from my heart to yours kehenae ko koi rishtha hi nahi, are you going to say that there was never any prior relationship? Eis pakizaah sae baandhan ko, caught in chains dhuniya mae koyi samjahi nahi, no one understood this state jaab ghaayone ke kohi thumkho tho dardh yahan dekho tho, when injury occurred afar,  dhardh yahan bhi hotha, look at how I bleed, jaab ho thumhari yae aankhae jo dhil yae mera bhi rotha hai, and when I look at your eyes, my heart suffers and cries out in pain thumne bhi magar yae puuch liya, yet above all You keep me in your thoughts,  thuum koune piya who are you Beloved? Yae bhed thumhi aab kholo zara , our release from sin and evil doings thuum koune piya…..you are this alone, God. The Beloved above every one.

 

The Life and Times Of Revered Rabbi Ovadya Yosef and those that descend from him. The sublime and and mundane. September 24, 1920 – October 7, 2013. The Rabbinate Yerushalayim. Picture on the right is that of Rabbi Ovadya Yosef in 2007. It is unclear as to the age of the Rebbe on the left side of the post.

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Images from Yosef’s Childhood, Adulthood and Saint. Revered Rabbi Ovadya Yosef. Ovadia Yosef . Hebrew: )עובדיה Founder and long-time spiritual leader of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox party  ShasYosefs  

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                         Ovadya Yosef was an Iraqi- born Talmudic scholar Sephardi.  Particularly among Mizrahi communities he was regarded as “the most important living halakhic authority.”  Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel. Organisation Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Began 1973- Ended 1983. Predecessor Yitzhak Nissim. Successor Mordechai Eliyahu. Other Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv. Spiritual leader of the political party Shas. Born September 24, 1920. Yeshiva Semicha Rabbi Ben Zion Hai Uziel .  Baghdad. October 7, 2013 (aged 93) Jerusalem. Buried Sanhedria Cemetery. Nationality Israeli. Denomination Sephardi Haredi Judaism. Residence Jerusalem. Parents Yaakov and Georgia Ovadia. Spouse Margalit Fattal. Children 11, including Yitzhak Yosef and Adina BarShalom. Occupation Author, Politician, Rabbi, Talmudic  and וסף‎recognized halakhic authority.  Life and Times of Revered  = י Rabbi Ovadya Yousef from 1973 to 1983 

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Children are the symbol of peace and justice kissing. When property’s truth can be the nature of value, revolt. MK Gandhi in Canning Hall, England.

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One boulder for one shoulder. The passions of Yerushalayim, or Jerusalem for every soldier.

The Will of God, Adonai. Praise and Adoration.

New Directions? Maybe. Tom Ford’s Spring Summer 2018 fashion show, s/s18

Parenting class, in war and peace. Andrea Bocelli – Romanza. (English lyrics translation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqmvnMQZOgM)

 

 

Comments. Who were the Jews of the Roman Empire during and after the time of Augustus Cesar? Mosaics, Dura Europos Synagogues?

Governments can only survive if the masses accept them as the legitimate authority for their survival. Fear and Wisdom compete for a place with knaves and others.

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Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 1513.  “Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.” The great philosopher David Hume recognized that the opinions that support government receive their force from “other principles,” among which he includes fear, but these other principles are “the secondary, not the original principles of government.”

 

 

 

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