Christopher interviews Rabbi Itzhak Shapria of Ahavat Ammi ministries in Texas and discusses the current state of the sects of believers in Yeshua the Mashyach in the 21st century and how we must get on the right path through Judaism. Rabbi Shapira discusses his new project with Rabbi Yehezqel Italqi called Shuvu TV and the vision of this new project as well as new things he has coming up on the horizon. Christopher and Rabbi Shapira also discuss how we are missing out in our faith when it comes to true Torah application for the sake of Hashem and how these issues can be rectified in terms of being doers as opposed to just speakers.
Rabbi Shapira's Links
Divorce and marital strife have lasting effects on the first and second wife. This is why Hashem says He hates divorce and why, our Melech Mashyach, Yeshua took the position of Shammai on this matter. In this episode Christopher discusses the dangers of lust and what is going on within a person internally that they may not realize until it is too late when it comes to internal deviations from one's wife. Does leaving your wife in pursuit of another fix the problem or make it worse? Should teachers in the Netzari faith be teaching that divorce is ok if a person's wife follows another faith or has other issues that are devastating to the husband? What does one have to do to overcome his lusts? What is the heart of the matter in the situation and how can a man achieve reconciliation with his wife? All this and more is covered in this episode.
Rabbi Eh'bed Baw'naw (Christopher Fredrickson) goes through this week's Chumash teaching with parsha Re'eh
This week's parsha teaching
The western mindset says that divorce is what is needed to bring shalom. Is this actually the case? In this teaching Christopher continues on in Rabbi Shalom Arush's book The Garden of Peace: A Marital Guide for Men, and the rabbi shows how a man cannot serve Hashem if he seeks divorce and how he is not going to be able to obtain nor maintain shalom if he decides to divorce. Instead, he is being tricked by the inner satan known as the yetzer hara.
Whenever we are critical of another and have a nega tza'aros within us, it projects through a lashon hara unto others. For a person will be on the attack and focus on paganism or things about other faiths and use strong words against them such as calling them "wicked" or something like that. For as our sages say when a person speaks lashon hara the attributes they tie to another person and are accusatory of them doing is actually the attributes of the person who is speaking the lashon hara and not the one whom they project it onto. So essentially when a person speaks lashon hara about someone the fact is they seem very knowledgeable about the one they speak out about because essentially they are speaking about themselves and not the other person yet they are not honest enough in a sense to say "I have this issue" so instead it is projected onto the one they hate.
This my friends is prime example my friends why the satan is known as the accuser of the brethren. This is also why it says frequently in scripture and Torah She Be'al Peh to stray away from idle words and speak nothing that doesn't give Hashem glory, thus the only language and thoughts profitable are things that are edifying as Rav Sha'ul said in Philippians 4:8 and Galatians 5:22-23
This week's skype study recording
This week's Skype Study
Divorce is a prominent thing in the Hebrew Roots and in Christianity. Yet it does not occur in Judaism at anywhere close to the rate it does in Christianity and the Hebrew Roots why is this? This episode focuses on why it is Hashem hates divorce, why Judaism as well as our Melech Mashyach Yeshua sided with Shammai as opposed to Hillel in terms of this ruling on divorce. Divorce stems from a lack of emuna and Christopher discusses why it is that a person who has been divorced, despite if they were to blame for the divorce or not cannot succeed in another relationship unless the principles of emuna and deep teshuva are practiced and understood. And the ultimate goal should not be to "do better next time with a observant spouse but rather to "get your wife back" before the divorce is finalized.