posted on May, 14 2018 @ 09:22 PM
For the last decade or so, I have been studying Orthodox Judaism, first out of my own interest, and as a better understanding of the Bible. I am
going to post this information, as I found it rather startling to me. I haven't read this elsewhere, so perhaps others have noticed this as well.
Briefly, every day in Judaism there is an assigned reading from the Torah - the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. On Mondays and Thursdays
during the week, the readings are included as part of the morning prayer service. Each section of the Torah is read each Sabbath - Sabbath being from
Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
On September 11, 2001, or 911, the Torah reading for that particular day was prophetic. It was the 23rd of Elul in the Hebrew calendar, and the year
was 5761. The reading was from Parshat Nitzavim, 3rd Portion (Deuteronomy 29:15-29:28). Now, read this carefully:
15 For you know how we dwelled in the land of Egypt, and how we passed among the nations through which you passed.
16 And you saw their abominations and their repugnant idols [of] wood and stone, silver and gold which were with them.
17 Perhaps there is among you a man, woman, family, or tribe, whose heart strays this day from the Lord, our God, to go and worship the deities of
those nations. Perhaps there is among you a root that produces hemlock and wormwood.
18 And it will be, when he [such a person] hears the words of this oath, that he will bless himself in his heart, saying, "I will have peace, even
if I follow my heart's desires," in order to add the [punishment for the] unintentional sins [of this man] to that of [his] intentional sins.
19 The Lord will not be willing to forgive him; rather, then, the Lord's fury and His zeal will fume against that man, and the entire curse written
in this book will rest upon him, and the Lord will obliterate his name from beneath the heavens.
20 And the Lord will separate him for evil, out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant, written in this Torah
21 And a later generation, your descendants, who will rise after you, along with the foreigner who comes from a distant land, will say, upon seeing
the plagues of that land and the diseases with which the Lord struck it:
22 Sulfur and salt have burned up its entire land! It cannot be sown, nor can it grow [anything], not [even] any grass will sprout upon it. It is
like the overturning of Sodom, Gemorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord overturned in His fury and in His rage.
23 And all the nations will say, Why did the Lord do so to this land? What [is the reason] for this great rage of fury?
24 Then they will say, It is because they abandoned the covenant of the Lord, God of their fathers, [the covenant] which He made with them when He
took them out of the land of Egypt,
25 For they went and served other deities, prostrating themselves to them deities which they had not known, and which He had not apportioned to
26 And the Lord's fury raged against that land, bringing upon it the entire curse written in this book.
27 And the Lord uprooted them from upon their land, with fury, anger and great wrath, and He cast them to another land, as it is this day.
28 The hidden things belong to the Lord, our God, but the revealed things apply to us and to our children forever: that we must fulfill all the words
of this Torah.
Now, what is interesting is that this particular Torah reading fell on 911. And, if you might say that this is just coincidence, then I would ask
that you look at other days throughout the year, and see if you can find one that more closely speaks to 911. I think you will be hard pressed. I do
wonder if the reading for the day then, is somehow prophetic to events that will happen that day. A similar example is to look up your birth date and
read the Torah reading for the day you were born and ask yourself if the theme of that Torah reading echoes through your life. You can do the same
for close people you know who have passed, and look at their birth date and their death date.
Now, the Torah is very much against horoscopes and fortune-telling, and frankly, I am the least likely person to advocate for these practices. In
fact, I am in total agreement with the Torah's admonitions against fortune-telling and horoscopes. With that being said, I have to ask myself, is
the Lord speaking to us daily through these readings, as a warning or as admonitions? I do not know, but I found it rather remarkable.