Jesus is in my soup and now in my Prayer BOOK TOO!!

by Menashe Dovid

26 July 2015

Yeshua Revealed as Sar Hapanim in Rosh Hashanah prayer

A typical propaganda poster to advertrise that Jews have been praying to Yeshua (Jesus) all along. And now even more devious  jews have removed the name Yeshua altogether in modern-day prayer books.

A devious plan by modern-day Jewish prayer books to deny that Jews have always prayed to Yeshua by deletion of the word Yeshua? Or is it simply that a word in old Rosh Hoshana Machzor (prayer-book for Rosh Hoshana) has been subject to Christian censorship and is now indeterminable? Perhaps there is another explanation?

They the messianics pushing their Yeshua agenda will say:

“Go to a Jewish bookstore today and look in contemporary Rosh HaShanah machzor and you’ll very likely see that the name Yeshua is gone from the prayer.”

That numerous Jewish books have been censored is no secret to Jews over the centuries is plainly outlined in the following:

The theory of the Catholic Church that it had a duty to protect man from endangering his eternal salvation through exposure to heretical books and ideas made its form of censorship the most intolerant, and the power of the Church enabled it to become all-pervasive. Although the Church had denounced and burned books early in its history, the first instance of Jews being forced to eliminate supposed blasphemies against Christianity dates from the mid-13th century. After the disputation of Barcelona in 1263, James, the king of Aragon, ordered that the Jews must within three months eliminate all the passages in their writings which were found objectionable. Non-compliance with this order was to result in heavy penalties and the destruction of the works concerned. The official intrusion of the Church into Jewish life came to a head with its persecution of the Talmud (see *Talmud, Burning of ). Listed in 1559 in the Index auctorum et librorum prohibitorum issued by Pope Paul IV, the Talmud was subjected to innumerable disputations, attacks, and burnings. In March 1589 Sixtus V extended the ban in his Index to “Books of the Jews” containing anything which might be construed as being against the Catholic Church. In 1595 the Index expurgatorius (Sefer ha-Zikkuk) of Hebrew books was established. This Index listed books which could not be read without having individual passages revised or deleted before publication. Official revisers, who often were apostate Jews, were appointed to effect this revision according to the rules laid down in De correctione librorum, which appeared with the Index of Clement VIII in 1596. Objectionable passages in Hebrew books and even expressions such as “Talmud” and “goi” were deleted, altered, and at times torn out. Four hundred and twenty Hebrew books, beginning with Ẓeror ha-Mor by Abraham Saba (Constantinople, 1514) and ending with Sefer Seliḥot ke-Minhag Ashkenazim (Venice, n.d.), are listed in a manuscript of the Sefer ha-Zikkuk (published by N. Porges, in Festschrift … A. Berliner (1903), 273–95). There are thousands of Hebrew books with signs of the censor’s work, words or whole passages blacked out with ink, and censors’ signatures at the end of the volumes. Quite a number of textual errors in the standard editions of Hebrew texts owe their origin to such censorial activity. (link here)

The thing is that some old ancient Machzors print: וישו”ע where the is an abbreviation for a bigger word or at least two other words.

And other old Machzors print: וישוע without the “.

In view of the above with respect to the censorship of Jewish books which include our prayer books, may we assume that the at least two versions found in the older Machzorim represent an allusion to a biblical character and the other to an enforced [by the Church] reference to Yeshua (Jesus) placed in the Jewish Rosh Hoshana Machzors respectively? The allusion to the biblical character may be found in the book of Ezra:

Yehoshua ben Yehotsadak, and Yeshua ben Yotsadak are the same person. He was the High Priest at the time of the rebuilding of the 2nd Temple and together with Zerubavel led the people who returned to Israel from Babylon. Spelling changes occur quite often in the Bible. The spelling Yeshua (without the hey) is in the books Ezra and Nehemia, while the other spelling [with the hey] is in Hagai, Zecharia and Divrei Hayamim. Yehoshua ben Yehotsadak was a figure who loomed large in Jewish History since he was able to offer sacrifices on the altar of G-d after the Babylonian exile.

Originally shofars and silver trumpets were blown by the Priests in the tabernacle and the temple at the eastern gate. The blowing of a Shofar in a synagogue is a rabbinic invention even when the temple stood, since synagogues [Greek word indicating that synagogues were innovated in at least the Greek period before Jesus] were built for those who lived so far away from the temple or where too young and/ or infirm to make it to the temple.  Even Jesus made use of a synagogue {Mark 1:21}. The inclusion of the Priest Yeshua ben Yotsadak in the context of Rosh Hoshana and in the context of the blowing the shofar and sacrificial offerings makes sense to be placed within the prayers on Rosh Hoshana. Makes sense because it expresses the desire of those in the diaspora to reinstate the people back in the land along with the temple rebuilt and a fully functioning priesthood. After all is this not what have wanted and prayed for all these centuries of exile?

In contrast we have the authorative statement of ‘Rabbi’ Simcha Perlmutter {not a real rabbi or Jewish either} in an interview:

“So the last prayer says that we call upon the name of Yeshua that it may atone for all our sins.  Now I want you to understand very clearly that I did not write this prayer, and I did not publish this book, and I did not write this book. This book was written by Rabbis long ago, and this prayer cannot be taken out of this prayer book, not by me, and not by any other Rabbi. Even if a Rabbi desired to extract it, he could not—not if he is an orthodox and observant Rabbi who goes by rabbinical halachah, because he is bound by what we call the word and the prayers of Chazal. “Chazal” means, Chachameinu zichronam livracha, “Our wise men of blessed memory.” And what Chazal has put in, we are of insufficient authority to remove.”

Who says that Jews and Rabbis cannot take things out of the Prayer books or reinstate things back in any of their books? A classic case is the Aleinu prayer:

Approximately a century after the Aleinu prayer was incorporated into the daily liturgy, circa 1300, an apostate Jew, known as Pesach Peter, denounced it as a secret anti-Christian slur on the grounds that the word וריק—varik, “and emptiness”—had, in gematria (Hebrew numerology) the value of 316, the same as ישׁו—Jesus. In vain did the rabbis defend the sentence on the grounds that the expression came from the Book of Isaiah, or that the whole prayer came from Joshua, and therefore must predate Christianity, or, if the prayer was attributed to Rav, living in 3rd-century Babylonia (Persia), that he never encountered a Christian. It probably did not help that at roughly the same time a rabbinic commentary on the prayers, Arugat haBosem by Abraham ben Azriel, made the point that, in gematria, “vanity and emptiness” had the same value as ישׁו ומחמט—”Jesus and Mohammed”. As a result of this, in various places the Christian authorities censored the sentence, usually omitting it.

Today in my Ashkenazik Prayer book the ‘offending’ sentence has been restored back into the main text with an explanatory footnote. Even in other prayer books where the ‘offending’ sentence is removed a footnote exists to explain the omission.

Jesus in my Soup

You see in respect to the above its possible to find Jesus virtually anywhere:

This evening after Shabbat I was alerted to a very serious situation which if true could rock my world! Here I refer to an ordinary every daysoup cup copy thing which hides an earth shattering truth that most Israelis and Jews in particular have been blind to on a daily basis for centuries!! Imagine the Chutzpah as I was about to enjoy what I thought was a perfectly kosher instant soup!

How could I be so blind and foolish when the book of Revelation written in Greek calls both the Christian god (Jesus), the Messianic god (Yeshua) and the ‘almighty god’; the Alpha (Α) and the Omega (Ω), the first and the last….letters in the Greek alphabet.

Now just how the Alpha (Α) and the Omega (Ω), the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet can be equated with the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet; aleph (א) and tav (ת) I do not know. May be I am being just too fussy about this point. May be its just case of belieeeeeeeving it? Even though there is that nothing earlier than 125CE which exists in terms of the smallest fragmentary piece of NT Greek and earliest complete NT documents date from 350CE. As to an existing Hebrew NT, well ……forget about it!

The equating of course is no doubt the latest development for those in the Christian and Messianic movements hell-bent on converting Jews to one of the many brands of what is essentially ‘Christian’, even though some Messianic movements swear blind they are ‘different’. The benefit of the equating is that a survey of the Jewish Scriptures shows the ‘aleph tav’ (את) or Jesus/ Yeshua is bouncing off nearly every page of the Jewish Scriptures. And now Jesus/ Yeshua is bouncing off my soup packet too, apparently.

Of course the grammatical has to be ignored in order to have Jesus in your soup too. The ‘aleph tav’ (את) however, is a Hebrew grammatical sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative. A direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the action of a verb or shows the result of the action. It answers the question “What?” or “Whom?” after an action verb.

בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ

In the beginning G-d created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1

The ‘aleph tav’ highlighted in bold tells us who (G-d/ אֱלֹהִים) created (בָּרָא) the heavens (הַשָּׁמַיִם) and the earth (הָאָרֶץ).

soup caption copy

We removed (Yeshua/ Jesus) the noodles and added croutons!

The grammatical of course is largely ignored by those Christians and messianics and in fact does not appear hardly at all in most web sites of the Christian and Messianic movements. In view of the fundamental grammatical use of the ‘aleph tav’ no wonder the ‘aleph tav’ is found on nearly every page of the Hebrew Scriptures, without ‘aleph tav’ one would not know who is doing what!

Knowing the grammatical usage of ‘aleph tav’ means that Jesus / Yeshua is no longer in my soup. Instead of reading:

We removed (Yeshua/ Jesus) noodles and added crutons!

I can be rest assured that the manufacturers have removed just the noodles and I have croutons instead of noodles! Just to drive the point home of the mis-usage of the Aleph Tav. In a nutshell the Aleph Tav is telling me who removed the noodles. If Aleph-Tav really translates as “Yeshua”, then the Messianics have a BIG problem!

Just look at some of these examples below:

Gen. 9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw YESHUA the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
Ex. 8:26 And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice YESHUA the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God: lo, shall we sacrifice YESHUA the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us?
Lev. 26:40 If they shall confess YESHUA their iniquity, and YESHUA the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;

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