Hebraic Studies - The Name of Our Beloved Elohim - with Dr. Rabbi Reuven ben-Avaraham. D.Litt,, Ph.D,, D.H.L., D.H.S,. D.J.S,

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Doctorates are as follows:

1. of Literature, 2. of Philosophy, 3. of Hebrew Literature/Letters.

4. of Hebrew Studies. 5. of Hebrew (Jewish) Studies.

 

 

 

Please do NOT visit this or any site online or on your mobile on Shabbat or during the Yom Tovim (Feasts)!

 

 

Please Note: on this page and site I will be showing the most blessed four letter *“Memorial Name” of our beloved Creator in Ivrit - Y-H-V-H, blessed be His Sanctified Name, which we usually pronounce as “Adonai” or “HaShem prior the destruction of the Second Temple. However at all times please treat the most blessed Name with great Sanctity, and when we even see the Holy Name, we should say “Blessed be His Sanctified Name.”

 

In addition throughout the site I will use a version based on the “Jewish Publication Society” (JPS) version of the Torah/Tanakh (Torah - Law/Neviʾim -Prophets/Ketuvim Writtings).

 

But Please Note: Some verse numbers may vary in some version’s of non Jewish Bibles.

 

*“This is My Name forever, and this is My Memorial to all generations.” Shemot - Exodus 3:15. (JPS version of the Torah).

 

 

“Return unto Me, and I will return unto you, saith  of hosts” Malochi – Malachi 3:7 (JPS version of the Tanakh).

A Special Message by Shmuel Elisha:

I wish to advise that Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avraham besides now being on the rather old side, but worse still he is now critically ill, and completely disabled, Yet he remains very strong in Faith. But what he misses most is attending the Synagogue which he has now not attended for many years as he would have to come by ambulance and remain in a bed. Thus that is out of the question. Thus sadly he will have to retire writing soon, but Elohim blessed be He, seems to give him strength enough to do a small amount of work, as he has some unfinished studies to complete studies which he says, he needs to complete. Please my loving Abba; please allow him to finish them.

First of all Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avraham commenced this site many years ago and it became so clear to him as well as a good number of other well-known Rabbis, including a greatly loved and highly honoured Rabbi, who spent time with Rabbi Reuven and enjoyed his Torah Studies greatly as did their Shul members, etc. Rabbi Reuven left quite a number of his studies with them as was requested and they were permitted to be freely used as desired, considering they were all based on the blessed and the loving Word of Elohim.

I do ask for you to Please Pray for Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avraham, for he has given his life serving Our Heavenly Father, blessed be His Sanctified Name! As I stated He is unable to leave his home, only to hospital, etc, but he misses some Yiddisher company, but sadly he is unable to remember very much these days. Only when he seems to write, it must be our beloved Father who gives him the wisdom and strength to do so, for in reality these days he is no longer capable to do anything much.

Pour your love on him Father - .

Shmuel Elisha.

Welcome to Hebraic Studies and the aim of this site is to encourage fellow Jews, especially young Jews, and possibly those that may have fallen away from their attendance to the Synagogue and prayers, etc, to grow back into our wonderful faith. I believe that one of the very first priorities is for you to once again light the Sabbath Candles on the eve of the Shabbat in your home, for it will bring that something very special into our home, and if you have a family it will set a wonderful example to your children. By doing this mitzvah, they will know that we are Jewish and that the Sabbath is not just any day, but a very special day that has been set apart by our loving Elohim, the Elohim of Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya’akov (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob).

Please Note: Continue to read this page and then use the Main INDEX Bar located at the bottom of the page, where you will now find many studies, including the “How Too Guides”, “Torah & Tanakh Studies”, Parashah and many other Haftarah Studies, you will find located on the Main Index located at the bottom of this page! Some more unfinished studies will be added as our beloved rabbi is able.

Also Online: As I have already indicated, you will discover a simple page that shows you all our weekly Parshas, and one that contains our current Calendar that has current dates as well as the dates for the Yom Tovim for 2023 to 2024. This is because I have added pages that show both a regular and Hebrew calendars together on the same page side by side with all details clearly shown weekly and with the Yom Tovim clearly marked. It of course also offers a full and simple listing of the Yom Tovim with details of the readings for each day of the Yom Tov, etc.

The Parashah and Yom Tov page mentioned above may NOT be Suitable for Mobile Phones & Tablets and I pray in His blessed Name that you would not even think of using them on Shabbat! Beloved, I highly suggest that you read the site using a good viewing laptop or computer, etc, for we must also look after our eyesight!

 

Dates for Pesach - Passover 2023 - 5783

Erev Peach: Is PM on Wednesday April 5, 2023 – or 15 Nissan 5783 commenced in the evening of today’s Wednesday, but check your local communities time online regarding the time for lighting your Yom Tov Candles.

. This is the first Night and we celebrate the Passover Seder.

Thursday: Day one continues, as we should all go to Shul. And further studies and prayers will be had, etc.

Thursday PM: a second Seder well be held in the diaspora.

 

Technically the final Passover day is on in on Wednesday April 12 – 20 Nissan, but the Rabbis added another day for those living outside of Yisrael, and they consider the final day for all those not living in Yisrael to be on April 13 or 21 Nissan.

 

 

Three Points of Understanding the Tanakh:

I would like to point out that there are three important levels of learning & understanding regarding the study of our blessed Torah, as well as the wonderful treasures to be found in the Tanakh, which was given to our Creator’s beloved servant Moshe Rabbeinu Eved and the Nevi’im being His’ chosen prophets.

When we read and study His blessed teachings, as Jews I know what we will find below will provide a valuable guide which will provide us with guidance and will illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness of what our blessed Creator is actually telling us. Therefore what we need to grasp and understand are the following three very important questions:

1. Who was the Almighty, blessed be He, speaking to?

2. Also, when was it said?

3. Most importantly, HOW was His Word understood at the time it was spoken/given?

I firmly believe that these three points are extremely relevant for our understanding of …

1. What the Almighty was saying at the time –

2. As well as what it means to us today – and

3. Especially how it affects you and me today.

And always remember the following blessed truth as found in Yeshayahu - Isaiah chapter 40, verse 8. (JPS version of the Tanakh).

 

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the Word of our Elohim shall stand forever” Yeshayahu - Isaiah 40:8 (JPS version of the Tanakh).

Over the past many years I have received countless emails from all over the world and as I have worked with many Rabbis worldwide who have used my teachings and needed not to use my copyright, for Elohim, blessed be He, His Word is free to all!

One of the main reasons for this site is, there are those who will have let their faith slip, and are seeking guidance, and that is just what this site is all about, to see those who are seeking to rediscover the faith of our Fathers and return to their Jewish faith. I am not asking you to become a Chassid, believe me that is certainly not required, but be full in your “Hebrew Faith” and have a desire to keep Torah, Shabbat and the Yom Tovim (the Feats) is everything and you will learn very quickly how it will enhance your lives massively! Tragically our lives have become very much more difficult, for the Torah’s 613 “Mitzvot” can be kept, but those which are called the “Oral Law” were all added by man, Rabbis, post the destruction of the Second Temple. Thus manmade laws and they did not come from our loving Elohim!

On the “Site Index” (located at the bottom of this page) you will discover that there are a number of special “How to” guides available, these are to assist you in fulfilling the following Mitzvahs, such as; “Lighting the Sabbath Candles”, “Daily Prayers” and it contains all the main Berakah’s - (blessings) for just about everything we need in our daily lives, in Ivrit - Hebrew, transliterated and in English of course as well as the “Sabbath Kiddush” and so much more, There is also a guide on “How to lay Tefillin”.

These are written in a way that the content is easily understood and to follow even if you have never done this before, regardless if you have been to Cheder (Jewish religious school) or not. As you grow, I encourage all men over the age of 13 years of age to think about to lay Tefillin, which is such a wonderful and a blessed Mitzvah.

Also listed on the Index are a vast range of studies I have shared over the years, as well as a number of Parashah Studies (Shiurim). The vast majority of these studies have been written by myself and some partly with the assistance by some well-known and one very world famous rabbi, and some other’s from the UK, The Netherlands and Eretz Israel. These informative studies will provide a fuller understanding of our weekly readings.

May the articles and studies on “Hebraic Studies” encourage us all to be better Jews who will turn to the Torah, and not be swayed by the modern humanistic lifestyles of these days and sadly what has become the loose ways of mankind!

 

 

Recite the - Schema Yisroel:

I especially encourage everyone to say the “Shema Yisroel” - “Hear O Israel” (Davarim - Deuteronomy 6:4) at least twice a day and also before bed time. Why not say it right now, as below it is available in Ivrit (Hebrew) Transliteration, and in English. I love it to be said in Hebrew. Even if you use the transliterated or English version of the “Shema”, but remember our beloved Elohim, - blessed be He, understands and appreciates whatever language you use, as long as you say it with love and with all your heart and soul! But do try and use the Hebrew, which is simply laid out for you. Omein!

 

Verse 1 - “She’ma Yis’roel (HaShem) Elo’Hey’nu, (HaShem) ECHAD”.

“Hear O Israel, HaShem our HaShem is ONE”.

 

Verse 2 - “Ba’ruch Shem Ka’vod Mal’chu’to Le’olam Va’ed Mal’chu’to Le’olam Va’ed”.

 

“Blessed be His Name, whose glorious kingdom is forever and ever.

For interest: The second verse of the Shema Yisroel, although sounding nice, but it is not Torah based. But it was added by the rabbis and it is not actually required, however feel free to use both verses. Unlike the Shema itself, “Baruch Shem” was a liturgical response used in the Temple when the Name of Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified His Name, was pronounced. Yes before the Second Temple was destroyed the Hole name was not only known, but it regularly was used in the correct spiritual situations, but then the priests, and rabbis decided to remove it and ordered to that no-one were permitted to used it ever again. Yet Elohim clearly stated;

“Thus you shall say to the Children of Israel: Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Avraham, the Elohim of Yitzchak, and the Elohim of Ya’akov, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My Memorial to all generations’” Shemot - Exodus 3:15 (Jewish Publication Society (JPS) version of the Torah).

Please say the “Shema” at least once per day, and then continue to read Davarim - Deuteronomy chapter 6 verses 5 to 9.

However, I would greatly suggest that you would say the beautiful “Shema Yisroel” twice per day, which is the norm. And beloved, it would be such a wonderful blessing if you could say once more prior to your preparation for bed time!

Please read the Study “Ha Shem” link at the bottom of the page.

And always remember the following blessed truth as found in Yeshayahu - Isaiah chapter 40, verse 8. (JPS version of the Tanakh).

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the Word of our Elohim shall stand foreverYeshayahu - Isaiah 40:8 (JPS version of the Tanakh).

I believe the above contains a great truth, for we should remember that we have been commanded by Elohim, blessed be He, not to ever change or add to His Sanctified Word, for doing so is a great sin! But the rabbis in the past sadly did just that! Did our loving Elohim, blessed be He, not say to Moshe Rabbeinu;

Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it. Davarim - Deuteronomy 12:32.

 

“And thou shalt love thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Davarim - Deuteronomy 6:5-8. (JPS version of the Torah).

 

May the Shalom of Elohim, - blessed be His Sanctified Name, fill you with His Love, and also your family and your home!

HaShem-The Name

 

Is the word “Elohim” a name? No it is not, for it is both a word, and also an “Attribute” of who our beloved heavenly Father is! Also covered in this study is the four letter Sanctified *“Memorial Name -   (Y-H-V-H) the Tetragrammaton. Please, always use the blessed Name with holiness and when ever you even see the Name or hear it, please say; – Blessed Be His Sanctified His Sanctified Name!

 

Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avraham.

 

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