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About Menashe

I have always had a sense of the spiritual, something that has defined the way I have lived all my life. I can readily identify with the story of “The Emperors new clothes”, I was that boy in the story! If anybody can state the obvious it is me! I enjoy writing and thinking. I often test out my ideas with my wife and children during may favorite time of all which is Shabbat. Shabbat for me is something else, I am blessed to have a synagogue just 20 metres from the door of my house. I live in a small quiet village where my children can go out and play safely outdoors and where we are shielded from commercialism and secularism.  I look forward to the times of Moshiac (messiah) when prior to the messianic age, a change in the world as we know it will occur. The change is very profound but even so at first glance on the surface, you may be led to say “what good will that do!?”. The change will be when the whole world will cease to hate the Jewish people and all Israel will dwell safely in the  land of Israel. The change will bring about the consolation of the Jewish people which is expressed according to the Tanach;

19 O LORD, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge, in the day of affliction, unto Thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: ‘Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, vanity and things wherein there is no profit.’20 Shall a man make unto himself gods, and they are no gods? (Jer 16)

23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying: We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you. (Zech ch8)

1 And in that day thou shalt say: ‘I will give thanks unto Thee, O LORD; for though Thou was angry with me, Thine anger is turned away, and Thou comfortest me. 2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for GOD the LORD is my strength and song; and He is become my salvation.’ 3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. 4 And in that day shall ye say: ‘Give thanks unto the LORD, proclaim His name, declare His doings among the peoples, make mention that His name is exalted. 5 Sing unto the LORD; for He hath done gloriously; this is made known in all the earth. 6 Cry aloud and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.’ (Isaiah 12)

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Menashe

Menashe is not a believer in Jesus/ Yeshua (or any name combinations) in any way whatsoever. Menashe is an Orthodox Jew who has a knowledge of Christian theology by virtue of the study of comparative religions. The aim of this blog is to address and provide a reasoned response to those who consider me and my people fair targets for conversion to some form/ brand of Christianity, of which there are many. This blog is not to make you become Jewish either since Judaism advocates the 7 laws of Noah as the path for the gentile. Conversion to Judaism is a possibility, however.

The definition of a Halachic Jew according to Orthodoxy is that a person’s mother and their mother’s mother is Jewish or that a person has undergone a recognized Orthodox conversion to Judaism. In either case Jews are Jews and nothing will stop them from ceasing to be Jews, regardless of their level of observance within Orthodoxy or any other ‘ism’ of their choice. According to Orthodoxy a conversion to Reformed, Liberal, Reconstructionist and Conservative movements is not recognized as a valid conversion and so in terms of Orthodoxy a non-Jewish converter to non-Orthodox Judaism is not Jewish.

In general a Halachicly Jewish person who decides for example to be a Jewish Adventist or a Jewish Buddhist is still Jewish. However, it should be noted that according to Orthodoxy, for a Jew to practice Christianity or a variant of it, such as Messianic Judaism or Jewish Adventism, that Jewish person is placing themselves in a situation of potential spiritual excision or to be cut off from the world to come for practicing idolatry. A non-Jew according to some opinions with respect to Christianity, similarly has the potential to be cut off from the world to come BUT according to other opinions not. Whilst a doubt may hang over the non-Jews fate with respect to their belief and practice of Christianity, the case is absolutely clear for the Jew……potential spiritual excision or to be cut off from the world to come. In the present as long as a Jew practices idolatry by believing in Christianity, it is as if the Jew is no longer a Jew and may indeed be in a worse situation as the non-Jew who practices and believes in Christianity. Repentance for the Jew from belief and practice of Christianity is vital if they are to avoid being cut off from the world to come.

Up until 250 years ago Judaism was in principle Orthodoxy until of course the ‘enlightenment’ took place which gave birth to the Reformed, Liberal, Reconstructionist and Conservative movements. The Reformed, Liberal, Reconstructionist and Conservative movements have of course chosen to redefine Judaism on their terms to accommodate their views of what Judaism is to include things like rejecting Oral Law, authority of Orthodox Halacha, gay marriage is OK, eating pork is OK, somebody with a Jewish dad is Jewish, driving to synagogue on Shabbat is OK and no need for circumcision for conversions etc..

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  1. I am forwarding this message to Menashe…Dorothy K Daigle … thanks

    O’siyo and Hoa Grandmother Daigle,

    Thank you for sending me your exchange of dialogue with Rabbi M’nashe Walsh. Finally, an Orthodox rabbi on that site who KNOWS Halachah and tells it like it is.

    Since I do not engage in social media — too busy suffering twice a week in purification lodges for this reunion of East M’nashe Joes (Native Americans) and Ephraimite (Settler) Joes before we can think to be reunited with the House of Judah. But this Rabbi Walsh is someone I would like to make contact with, maybe just because of his first name, M’nashe. I also did not see any mention in his reply about the unique covenant status of Israelite East M’nashe, who as you know was exiled 17-23 years ahead of the Northern Tribes under a different set of circumstances with no indication that Hosea 1 applied!

    Would you please ask him to take a look at the article I published as one of the 13 Equahiyi-Wasi (Abraham-Moses) society specifically researching these links to ancient Israel among the Native American people since 2000 and reporting on them since we were authorized to begin releasing our research in 2010?

    The article I did in March 2011, “Israelite East M’nashe Traced To Four Corners,” may now be seen as published in Ancient American and in its entirety at my website http://www.torah-voice.org. It is amazing but the evidence shows the five nations of Apache and the Navajo are the most set-apart of the family of Joseph and together with the heavy incidence of Kohein haplotype — indicating assimilation early on with the priests of Gilead — is the first place I would look for the Zadokite priesthood and the n’zirei Yisrael of Bereshit 49, D’varim 33 and Yeshayahu 49. And the Mongolian DNA trace means this priesthood could be much more widespread than these six nations. The Navajo and Apache rug weave being identical with that on the Choshun is just undeniable, not to mention the linguistic clues. I am sure you already have acquainted him with the Hopi link to Jerusalem, but the Equahiyi-Wasi believe the missing five Cherokee clans may be part of the Hopi link to Jerusalem. This is our oldest prophecy, “The Vision of Elohi.”

    I also recommend that he take a look at my article on the parashot read during the Sundance and my petition to the Sanhedrin court seeking status according to Halachah for the House of Joseph attempting to resolve the question of “fitness” and “identity” that could not be resolved in Y’vamot 16b-17a. The former is linked with the article on East M’nashe and the latter is at the very bottom of the home page.

    I would most welcome a dialogue with him after he has reviewed this material.

    As a matter of fact, Grandmother, why don’t you just copy this email to him.

    Gah geh you e, and Hoa,

    K’alijah Tohokwau (Lioneagle)

    (Maggid ben Yoseif)

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    • (Genesis 25:23) verav ya-avod tzair in reference to Esav and Yakov can either mean the older one (rav) will serve the younger one or that the younger one will be in great (rav) service of the older one. This difference reflects their endless battles, not only in their lives, but throughout their nations’ histories.

      Pope Francis has commemorated at a mass on Kristallnacht in front of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square, to describe the Jewish people as the “big brothers” of his Roman Catholic flock.

      The image of the swine presenting its split hooves as evidence of its purity was a powerful image. Various personalities in the Bible who were deemed by the rabbis as hypocritical were thus described:

      And Cain went out… Whence did he go out? Rabbi Aibu said: “It means that he threw the words behind him and went out, like one who would deceive the Almighty.” Rabbi Berekiah said in Rabbi Eleazar’s name: “He went forth like one who shows the cloven hoof, like one who deceives his Creator.” (Midrash Rabbah Genesis 22:13)

      However, the major personality who was associated with the pig was Esau in particular, and, eventually, the Romans (his descendants) in general.

      Rabbi Isaac said: “[God declared]: ‘You have given a name to your swine [Esau]; then I too will name My firstborn, as it says, Thus says the Lord: Israel is My son, My firstborn – (Midrash Rabbah – Genesis 63:8)

      Esav, Yaakov’s twin, claimed to follow the same tradition as Yaakov. When Yaakov left to Padan Aram to marry a girl from the family , Esav followed suit and also married a girl “from the family,” but did not divorce his non-Jewish wives. This act of marrying a “girl from the family” was solely in order appear as though he was following in the footstep of Jewish tradition.

      The so called “Judeo-Christian” tradition and now ‘messianic Judaism’ invented by Christians is merely a facade. Despite the fact that the two brothers were twins, and had a lot in common biologically, they had very little in common in terms of lifestyle. There is an often-quoted medrash to support the facade which states, “Why is the pig called a ‘chazir’? Because some day in the future God will give it back (“lehachziro”) to the Jewish people.” The Rishonim ask how this can be. The Rambam postulates, as one of the thirteen principles of our faith, that the laws of the Torah will never change. Can it be that some day it will be permissible for us to eat Pork? Some of the Rishonim explained that “the return of the pig does not refer to eating pork, but rather to the restoration of the Jewish government in place of the Christian one.” The “pig” is the faker who makes believe that he is kosher by showing his split hooves, just as Christians and messianics claim that theirs is a twin-religion with ours, and just as Esav was a twin brother of Yaakov.

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  2. Thanks for writing. This theme of Esau/Jacob is a favorite of mine especially since as a yeshiva student and then breslover chassid we were filled with righteous indignation about the Esauvian character of Christians and secular Jews too!

    I can agree with much of your commentary above, but this comment is where I must part company with you:

    “However, the major personality who was associated with the pig was Esau in particular, and, eventually, the Romans (his descendants) in general.”

    The Romans had absolutely nothing to do with Esau/Edom apart from Talmudic legendary aspersions. RASHI also makes this desperate association between Esau and Rome in his comment on Magdiel at the end of Esau’s genealogy in Genesis 37. The fact is that Judaism is permeated with Edomite blood by virtue of the fact that the Hashmoneans, who had illegally usurped rulership over Israel following the victories of the Macabees, forcibly converted Edom to Judaism. Herod the Great was welcomed into the Hashmonean lineage by marriage, and this evil man is the true focus of rabbinical Judaism. Consider that Jews venerate as their holiest site the Western Wall, built by the psychotic idolater and imposter king Herod! While they denigrate Jesus bar Joseph the true son of David and king of Israel!

    The true Edomites are the rabbinical Jews, Menashe. Most of them have no idea that the Hashmoneans opened the floodgates to Edomite intermingling with Jews and they are repulsed by my claim that the Western Wall is a monument to this depraved vassal king and tool of Rome!

    I think all of this is alluded to in the prophecy to Rebeccah about her twins: Rav Yaavod Tzair: The elder will serve the younger. The fact that Pope Francis calls the Jews “the older brother in faith” clearly emphasizes this idea that Jews are Esau to the Christian Jacob. This also is emphasized in the Jewish fondness for the expression “Rabbi” which further alludes to this prophecy about Esau’s subservience to Jacob. Jesus was young when the Jews were mosser him to the Romans for execution, and Jesus spoke often about the idea of youth and newness. Indeed the essence of Brith Chadasha is newness and renewal all in contradiction to the Jewish obsession with agedness, tradition, rabbinical honor etc all aspects of Esau.

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