Monday, February 04, 2008

What's the Spiritual Connection?

(I apologize that alot these post lately has been very refective pensive. I have got alot to think through. I hope you are enjoying it though!)

Hareidim. If you have been reading Life in Israel, Emes v'Emunah, Mother in Israel, Orthonomics, or any of the various Jewish blogs out there, you get the picture something is seriously in trouble parts of the Hareidi world.

In Ramat Beit Shemesh, there has been so much violence, its not even funny. And its not only there, it has spilled into various other neighborhoods and places as well.

Hareidim, religious Jews committing violence? It doesn't match from the ears to the brains.

I really enjoyed last year how Rabbi Lazer Brody and his emuna news would give everything a spiritual twist. I wish we had that now. Although the stakes are higher, the group that needs confronting are religious Jews.

What's the crux of the problem. On the front anyway.

It seems mainly questions on tzniut. Religious Jews are getting so twisted and bothered and more and more sensitive to modest vs immodesty that things have gotten violent!

What's the spiritual connection?

Al a Rabbi Nachman of Breslov style i'm just going to put all associations that I have to this:

tzniut. convenant of the brit. Avraham Avinu. Ishmael. Itzchok Avinu. Women. Moon. clothing. land of Israel. Moshiach ben Yosef. Sex. Sexuality. Purity.

Well, its interesting to note that we are not so much dealing with Edomite exile these days. Its more Islam extremist terrorists. The ownership of the land or parts of it, etc.

Israel and Ishmael. Way back, they had a fight before. A sort of "my brit is better than yours" type of argument. And what was so important about the brit? And how does it connect to the land?

I'll get back to that.

Arousal from below and Arousal from Above concept.

There is a concept of praying -arousal from below- also known as the feminine waters, and it causes a response from Hashem -arousal from Above- masculine waters. Kinda like a women crying, or kissing or whatever to get arousal from a man. Then the man responds by 'giving' to her. Or simply put, man prays, God answers.

Other times the girl can be so beautiful (in deeds) that the man sees her anyway and is wanting to give even without her asking. They say that if klal Yisrael is meriting then the redemption will come from above. However, if they are not meriting then it must come from the arousal from below. Like the woman who must work at it.

Moshiach ben Yosef is supposed to be the precursor to Moshiach ben David. His task is to gather in the exiles and settle the land. He is also connected to Din /judgement. Why? Not sure. My suspicion is that because he is likened to the arousal from below, that is also likened to women who is connected to Din.

to be continued...too sleepy.

3 comments:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

well said, how have u been. wht do u think of this he has a Coretta.

Kylopod said...

I know American Jews who have developed an ill-taste toward the idea of aliyah, because of all the stories they hear about the craziness going on in Israel. They fear they either won't be able to fit in or will experience extreme pressure to become fanatics. Personally, I still am attracted to the idea of aliyah, and I maintain the impression that there is still a niche for ordinary, moderate frum people in Israel. I am not the sort of person who is highly susceptible to community pressure, anyway.

Miriam said...

Kylopod,

From what I see there is a niche. Its small and growing. Most of the time its under the guise of Hareidi -until one person gets to know the other lol.

But I think there is still alot of judging going on. Hopefully, people will just stop caring (me included) and be themselves instead of trying to fit a mold.