Monday, May 9, 2011

The Daily Amidah

Hi and shalom!
Today is Monday May 9 and we today will feature blessings nine and ten from the Daily Amidah. See previous posts for previous blessings and such.
Blessing Nine Birkat HaShanim - blessing for prosperity
This is an appeal for a prosperous year and perhaps for us timely in llieu of the flooding ravaging home land in the southern USA.
Bless for us Adonai our God, this year and its crops. Grant us a blessing on the earth. Satisfy us from Thy bounty and our year like other good years.

Blessing Ten Kibbutz galuyot Ingathering of the exiles
Appeal is made to the Lord to return the Jews from the afflictions of Galut.
Sound the great shofar for our freedom and raise a banner to gather our exiles and unite us together from the four corners of the earth.
Blessed are You O Lord who gathers the scattered of His people Ysrael.

Misapplied Terminology
The main line church this time of year ignores the 50-day passage of time from Passover to Pentecost as a time from moving from slavery to revelation. It instead prefers to use the adjective "Easter people" to describe believers who profess faith in the Messiah and His accomplished rescue mission for all of us. This is a rather blatent error on the part of the main line liberal replacement theologists to deny its Jewish roots and fosters to a degree a subtle anti-semitism.
I never want to be identified as an Easter people, Easter believer, but rather a Resurrection people or child of the first fruits which are more befitting to the time and season. Easter is a transliterated form of the Roman sun Goddess and is a term that would best be served as banned and deleted from the annals of church record, worship, and hymnedy.
Kevud Yehoveh, His Presence accompany us today.

Mellow Roc

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