"And God said to Moses again, 'You are to say to the sons of Israel, 'YHVH, your fathers' God, Abraham's God, Isaac's God, Jacob's God, has sent me to you'; this is my name forever, and this my identification for generation after generation.' (3:15); and when you go into the country that YHVH will give you as he promised, you shall keep up this service. (12:23-26) And the sons of Israel shall keep the Sabbaths, celebrating the Sabbath generation after generation as a perpetual covenant. Between me and the sons of Israel it is a token forever, because YHVH was six days making the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day he left off and rested up.'(31:16-17). The Bible, Book of Exodus [Byington Version]:
This Holy Law will thrive any Community that follows it, (Lev. 26:1-6) and they will do well to expose and document Truth (Ex. 18:21; 34:6; Deut 32:4), but leave corruption, revenge and retribution to God alone to deal with (Deut. 29:19-29).
We can't mess with YHVH--evidently an ET. He controls solar cometary streams, the heat of the Sun, the weather on our Planet. There is nowhere to hide one's crimes. Moreover, since YHVH owns the whole Planet--with Israel in the grip of secular materialism these days--those who want to build Zion will have to build it somewhere else right now. Got a better idea?
1......HALLOW -- Hallow God's name--YHVH; do not take The Name in vain nor flippantly (Ex. 20:7; Lev. 22:32). Make His Name known (Ps. 83:18).
2......LAUD -- Know that G-d exists (Ex. 20:2-3; Deut. 5:6-9) by Creation's complexities, harmonies and whole-ness. Life is whole; thus, its Author is One. Do not entertain the idea that there is any god but the Eternal Whose work is with us testifying to His Wisdom.
3......HONOR -- Honor the old and the wise (Lev. 19:32) by rising before them. Defer to the elderly. Cleave to those who know God (Deut. 10:20) personally, not merely as an abstraction. Know that God is present in the midst of the fire (Deut. 6:4,5; 1 Tim 6:16) and He holds the power over "the sea of glass mixed with fire" (Rev 15:2).
4......Do not revile, curse (Ex. 22:27 or 28) nor blaspheme God. On the contrary, fear Him reverently (Deut. 6:13; 10:20).
5......PRAY -- Pray to Yahveh God (Ex. 23:25; Deut. 6:13). If a sinner [law-breaker] prays, he should invoke Yeshua's Name, the Son whose death provided Redemption for his sin.
6...... Do not to put the word of God to the test nor tempt God by prayer that presumes to make demands. YHVH grants us Free Will; let us do likewise, and realize God operates from His Own Free Will [not from human/angelic expectations].
7...... 'Therefore, if you hearken to my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my special possession, dearer to me than all other people, though all the earth is mine. You shall be to me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation.' (Ex. 19:5; Deut. 28:9) Au contrare: "Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and with gladness of heart for the abundance of everything, therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and lack of everything. He will put an iron yoke on yourneck until he has destroyed you" (Deut 28:47)
8..... CIRCUMCISE.-- Circumcise all sons of the community (Gen. 17:12; Lev. 12:3; Deut. 23:2). Any man whose genitals are mutilated [tied] or who was born of incest may not join with Zion [as into community]. [Reasoning : there is no way an individual can establish an Eternal lineage who is sterile.]
9..... MARK -- Affix the /mezuzah / [identifying clan crest] to the doorposts and gates of your house (Deut. 6:9).
10.... ASSEMBLE -- Remember the /shabbat,/ to keep it holy by rest and reflection (Ex.21:8; Deut. 6:12; Lev. 26:40; Num 5:7; Ps 32:5). Everyone [before shul or communion] confess their iniquities to each other and to God in prayer.
11.... LIVE THE LAW -- Learn /Torah / [the Law] and teach it (Deut. 6:4-8; Matt 5:16-21). Do not add nor take away from the commandments of the /Torah /(Deut. 13:1). Since the death of God's Son, Yeshua, only shun prophets who sin; one may not resort to killing for thinking or belief; and shunning is for unlawful behavior that works out of evil thoughts.
12.... RECORD -- Every person must have a copy of the complete /Torah/ for himself/herself (Josh 8:32; 22:5; Ps 1:1; Prov 3:3; 7:3; Matt 5:16-21; 1Joh 5:3). This implies there should be a place where Law copies and journals are kept as evidence of each communicant's intent to be law-abiding. This implies a literate community--every communicant will be able to read, write and reason.
13.... VERBALIZE -- Read the /Shema /in the morning and at night (Deut. 6:7) as a reminder and affirmation of faith. Make confession before the L-rd of any sin that one has committed, when bringing a sacrifice and at other times (Num. 5:6-7).
14.... EXPRESS -- Recite grace and thanksgiving after a meal (Deut. 8:10) for a Jew; before the meal, for a Christian.
15.... SUPPORT -- Sustain all who are of the covenant (Ex. 12:44-45 and Lev. 19:18; 22:10) and be identified by the fact you forgive each other's debts every seven years. Take up collections for the work of The LORD--Sanctuary, Tabernacle and Tent of Meeting. (Ex. 25:2-9). No uncircumcised male shall share in eating /t'rumah/ (heave offering) or other holy foods.
16.... Carry Responsibility.--Honor your father and your mother, that you may live a long life (Ex. 20:12; Deut. 6:16). This means supporting them in infirmity and age, as you were supported in infancy and childhood. Do not delay in fulfilling vows or bringing vowed or free-will offerings, judgments or expectations forward (Deut. 23:22). Do not break a vow (Num. 30:3). Avoid swearing, or swear by one's own name alone (Deut. 10:20).
17.... Permit no harm.--Thou shalt not murder (Ex. 20:13; Deut. 5:17). Neither, stand by idly when a person's life is in danger (Lev. 19:16) nor abort an unborn child.
18.... Be sufficient.--Thou shalt not steal. You shall not covet, exact, demand or confiscate what belongs to anyone else--not yours. (Ex. 20:14-17; Deut. 5:18; 6:21). Do not swear falsely in denial of another's property rights (Lev. 19:11; Deut. 26:13) or human rights. Purchase what you want or leave it alone.
19.... Role-model.--Do not give occasion to simple-minded to stumble or sin (Lev. 19:14). Do not gloat or boast over brothers or revile weakness (Lev. 25:43) or deafness nor place a stumbling block before one who is blind (Lev. 19:14). "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Lev. 19:18). Do not curse a neighbor; instead, correct matters (Lev. 19:14). 20.... Testify.--Do not bear false witness nor gossip (Ex 21:16; Deut. 6:20). Rather, be listening for Truth. Wrong no one in speech--do not repeat a false report nor side with the many in perverting justice (Ex. 23:1-3). Do not libel, slander, gossip nor carry tales (Lev. 19:16).
21.... Exercise Mercy.--SHABBOS, the Sabbath, is mercy for the worker (Ex 20:8-11). "On the seventh day you shall rest, so that your ox and your donkey may have relief, and your homeborn slave and the resident alien may be refreshed (Ex 23:12). "One must not afflict or bother an orphan or a widow unnecessarily (Ex. 22:21). Relieve a neighbor or even an enemy of his burden and help to unload his beast (Ex. 23:5).
22.... Endow Charity.-- Give charity according to one's means (Deut. 15:10; 11:35). When reaping a field, leave the entire outside row intact (Lev. 23:22); when picking fruit, leave the outside row of orchard for others to help themselves [a handful at a time] (Lev.19:9) Do not gather gleanings nor / peret /(grapes) nor / ol'loth /imperfect clusters of grapes, nor a dropped sheaf nor fallen fruit. Let them lie on the ground while reaping; but leave for the poor to pick up (Lev. 19:9-10; Deut. 24:19-21).
23.... Grant Loans.--Do not resist loaning to a poor brother due to impending release of loans in the Sabbath year (Deut. 15:3-9). When a brother or faithful family requires a loan of cash money, he or they may choose to do service in return, until the Sabbath or Jubilee year. (Ex. 21:1-11). Loan to friends interest-free (Lev. 25:37). Do not borrow on interest from a resident/friend (Deut. 23:20) because this would cause the lender to sin. When lending to a neighbor, make no demand until he recovers the ability to repay (Ex. 22:24), and at the Sabbath year, forgive the debt.
24.... Pledge.--Do not take as a pledge, the utensils used in preparing food or apparel nor bedding needed for warmth (Deut. 24:6). Do not exact a pledge from a debtor by force, especially at the time when he needs it to survive (Deut. 24:10-12). Do not take a pledge from a widow that she needs to survive (Deut. 24:17); simply grant her need.Return a pledge to its owner (Deut. 24:13) when it is redeemed.
25.....Chasten.-- Do not commit adultery (Ex 20:14) to cause a rift between the married and in their families. Accept hastening and chastity, as protections for the soul and health (Deut. 8:5) from both perspectives: ends and means. Also, NIDDAH--family purity--involves willing limits on marital relations and the use of time and personal hygiene, so that mothers are not exhausted and fathers learn to be considerate of weaker feminine vessels. Details follow in sections below.
26.... Labor.--Let everyone work together and cooperate (Lev. 19:13; 25:39). Deal judiciously with helpers in accordance with laws appertaining to them. Don't institute slavery where there is none (Ex. 21:2-9). Pay wages to the helper at the due time (Deut. 23:25-26; 24:15; 26:13); do not delay payment of someone's wages--even overnight. Permit helpers to eat of the produce being gathered so long as they eat only by the handful, not by the bag-full. Keep faithful dependent women in local helper roles.
27.... Slave.--Do not sell anyone as a slave. But if you sell your daughter, let her be redeemed if she finds no favor. And if you sell your son, only do that if he is useless to you (Deut. 21:20). If a faithful one places themselves in service to obtain a loan, that is their matter (Lev. 25:42). Where slavery already exists, do not allow anyone to be sold out-of-the-loop or handed-off (Ex. 21:8) to idolators. Remember, one who sold himself into slavery must be set free for the Jubilee (Lev. 25:53). One set free--manservant or maidservant--for the Jubilee must be given provisions sufficient to get home (Deut. 15:14) in proportion to service and profit.
28.....Sanctify.--Do not surrender nor wrong a slave who fled to Zion, to his cynical owner who lives outside (Deut. 23:16,17).
29..... Recite the Law -- "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home aqnd when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates" (Deut 6:7).
30..... Like the king himself, the godly child of Israel will read the Law. "It shall remain with him and he shall read in it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, diligently observing all the words of this law and these statutes, neither exhalting himself above other members of the community nor turning aside from the commandments, either to the right or to the left, so that he and his decendants may [live] long ... in Israel." (Deut 17:19).
31.... Children that are born to the third generation of law-abiding aliens in your midst may be admitted to the assembly of the Lord. (Deut 23:8). Likewise, "visiting the iniquity of the parents upon the children and the children's children to the third and fourth generation" brings about the downfall of evil parents. (Ex. 34:7).
32.... Fathers may not be expelled for the sins of their children, nor children for the sins of their fathers. (Deut. 24:16).
33.... CLEANLINESS -- Be clean people, physically (Lev 11:36; 12:8; 13:13, 17, 37, 39, 40, 41, 58; 14:53; 15:28; Num 9:13; 19:9; 31:24). Eat in a clean place (Lev 10:14; Num 19:9). Be symbolically clean (Lev 16:30; Num 19:12) and keep the clan clean (Num 35:33) by expelling those who practice sin and evil.
34.... Leprosy, AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, streptococci are all unclean and defile (Lev. 13:2-46). Lepers shall be universally recognized as such by the prescribed marks. So too, all other unclean persons should declare themselves as such (Lev. 13:45). A leprous garment, bedding and house is unclean and defiles (Lev. 13:47-49; 14:36-46; Num. 27:8-11).
35.... The procedure of cleansing leprosy, whether of a man or of a house, takes place with cedar-wood, hyssop, scarlet thread, two birds, and running water (Lev. 14:1-7). Do not drove off the hair of the scall (Lev. 13:33) of leprosy; but the leper shall shave all his hair (Lev. 14:9). Do not pluck out the marks of leprosy (Deut. 24:8).
36.... Dispose of cool foods having become defiled by contact with unclean things (Lev. 11:34).
37.... Send unclean individuals out of the Camp of the Shechainah which is the area immediately surrounding the Tabernacle (Num. 5:2).
38.... Touching the carcass of a beast that died of itself is unclean (Lev. 11:39).
39.... Cover the blood of undomesticated animals (deer, etc.) and of fowl that have been killed (Lev. 17:13).
40.... A menstruating or lying-in woman or a woman having a running issue, defiles and is unclean (Lev. 12:2-5; 15:19-27) and needs isolation.
41.... A man having a running issue, defiles (Lev. 15:1-15).
42.... The seed of copulation defiles (Lev. 15:16).
43.... Purification from all kinds of defilement shall be effected by immersion in the waters of a mikvah (Lev. 15:16).
43.... Have a place outside the camp for sanitary purposes (Deut. 23:13-15); keep that place sanitary with mulch, sand and lime.
45.... Carry out the ordinance of the Red Heifer ("Parah Adumah") so that its ashes will always be available (Num. 19:9), for the gesture of restoring a healthful place.
46.... A corpse defiles (Num. 19:11-16). The ["lustral"] waters of separation defile one who is clean, and cleanse the unclean from pollution by a dead body (Num. 19:19-22), as the procedure to sanctify the household of one who has died.
47..... FAIRNESS -- Do not rob by violence (Lev. 19:13) or grab and retain what is not yours to have. Do not rob by lies, tricky deception or fraud (Lev. 19:13; Deut. 26:13). Ensure that scales and weights are correct and accurate (Lev. 19:34-36; Deut. 15:3; 23:21; 25:13-14; 26:13). Do not do anyone wrong in buying or selling; use standard measures, not two sets of measures--one for the brother and one for the foreigner. This is despicable. Treat the stranger fairly, / quid pro quo, / in buying and selling (Ex. 22:20-24). Exact financial transactions among outsiders; but do not take part in any usurious [over conventional "prime rate"] transactions--neither as a surety, nor as a witness, nor as a writer of the bond for anyone. Lend to an outsider at "favorable, not usury" rates so your name will not be accursed. Treat the alien who resides among you no differently in all ways; for you were once aliens.
48..... FIDELITY -- Do not marry nor allow your children to marry unknown, untested characters (Deut. 7:3).
49..... HOSPITALITY -- Keep an outsider in community as long as he remains lawful (Lev. 25:46). Ban and exile those who violate the Law. Do not exclude other ethical peoples or races from the community after they have resided in peace for three generations (Deut. 23:8-9).
50..... PEACE -- Do not slay anyone, nor cause wrongful death, nor kidnap anyone (Ex. 20:13) taking them where they do not want to go. Deal with a beautiful woman in distress or war with respect. Do not sell her nor degrade her to the condition of a bondwoman (Deut. 21:10-14) or worse, as the nations do.
51..... Assist in replacing the load upon a neighbor's beast (Deut. 22:4) that has come undone. Do not to leave a beast or conveyance, that has truly broken down beneath its burden, unaided if you have the means to help.
52..... Do not castrate the male of any species; neither man nor beast, nor fowl (Lev. 22:24). Learn to deal with stubbornness.
53..... Do not muzzle a beast while it is working in produce which it can eat and enjoy (Deut. 25:4). And do not work beasts of different species, yoked together (Deut. 22:10) nor cross-breed cattle of different species (Lev. 19:19).
54..... Do not offer up a beast that comes from unknown stock (Lev. 22:25). Do not sanctify blemished cattle for sacrifice on the altar (Lev. 22:20) nor offer up a beast that has a temporary blemish (Deut. 17:1). Meat served at Shabbos in the Tabernacle must be clean and eaten on that day. A blemished animal may be slaughtered locally if it is otherwise healthy; but do not slaughter diseased cattle nor burn them (Lev. 22:22-24) and spread the disease. Do not touch them unnecessarily nor eat them; turn them loose where they can cause no harm to humans.
55..... Set aside a perfect animal for Tabernacle sacrifice before it has ever been bred. The sacrifice of a beast can only take place when they are at least eight days old (Lev. 22:27). Do not shear a beast set apart for sacrifice (Deut. 15:19) so it can be easily identified as special. Do not put that animal to work, the one set apart for sacrifice/slaughter (Deut. 15:19). Do not slaughter locally a beast set apart for Tabernacle sacrifice (Lev.17:3-4). Certify every animal brought to slaughter at the Tabernacle shall be without blemish (Lev. 22:21). Do not transfer a beast set apart for sacrifice from one class of sacrifices to another (Lev. 27:26).
56..... Do not inflict a blemish on cattle set apart for sacrifice (Lev. 22:21; Deut 14:3) to spare the animal. But, if cattle set apart for sacrifices contract a disqualifying blemish, redeem that one after which it may be set free or slaughtered for the poor (Deut. 12:15). If a beast is exchanged for one that had been set apart as an offering, both become sacred (Lev. 27:10); both are sacrificed instead of the one, to discourage trickery.
57..... Do not eat any vermin of the earth--rat, mouse, lizards, gecko, chameleon, agama, skink or mole (Lev. 11:29-30) nor camel, hare, dog, pig or badger. Rather, slay local ox, sheep, goat, gazelle, roebuck, and fowl according to Kashrut if their flesh is to be eaten (Deut. 12:21) but thou shalt not kill for sport (Ex. 21:13; Deut. 6:17). Examine marks to distinguish clean from unclean (Lev. 11:2-4) so as not to eat the flesh of the unclean. Do not eat the flesh of a beast that is /terefah / (lit., torn) (Ex. 22:30). Do not eat the flesh of a beast that died of itself (Deut. 14:21). Do not eat the flesh of a beast that was condemned for erratic behavior; may be diseased. Do not eat the thigh-vein of an animal that shrank (Gen. 32:33). Do not eat /chelev / (tallow-fat) (Lev. 7:23). Burn it for heat. Do not eat blood (Lev. 7:26). It is dirty; bury it with excrement and mulch. Do not eat a limb removed from a living beast (Deut. 12:23).
58..... Do not slaughter an animal and its young on the same day (Lev. 22:28). Do not take the mother-bird with the young (Deut. 22:6-7). Do not boil a kid in its mother's milk. (Deut. 14:21).
59..... Examine marks on fishes (to distinguish clean from unclean (Lev. 11:9) so as not to eat unclean fish (Lev. 11:11). Do not eat things or fish that swarm in water, bottom-feeders (Lev. 11:43 and 46).
60..... Examine marks on fowl, to distinguish clean [herbivores] from unclean [predator birds] (Deut. 14:11) so as not to eat unclean fowl (Lev. 11:13).
61.... Do not eat a worm found in fruit nor creeping or winged insects that creep upon the earth or swarm about (Lev. 11:41-42; Deut. 14:19).
62.... Do not boil or eat meat with milk (Ex. 23:19; 34:26).
63.... Do not eat be a glutton or a drunkard (Deut. 21:20), but live by moderation. Don't get too fat nor too thin.
64.... Do not sow different annuals together in one field (Lev. 19:19) Provide separated planting areas for annuals and perennials.
65.... Do not eat the fruit of a tree for three years from the time it was planted (Lev. 19:23-24) so its first years of fruit can fertilize the ground. Bring the fruit of fruit-bearing trees in the fourth year of its planting, shall be sacred like the second tithe and eaten in festival. Only at the fifth year can the fruit be eaten liberally and freely. [Also: Do not destroy fruit trees wantonly or in warfare (Deut. 20:19-20).]
66.... Do not sow grain or herbs, nor eat whatever else grows in a vineyard (Deut. 22:9). Keep the vineyard's soil holy for the grapes and cover it with mulch or gravel.
SUMMARY DIET LAWS AND PURITY OF FOOD* ~ ~ NOTE: God did NOT create refrigeration. ~ ~ KOSHER food is food which is certified as having been raised, grown and processed appropriately, you might say, organically. The Tabernacle is an organized slaughterhouse operating on Thursdays and Fridays to slaughter clean and unblemished animals for Community meals during Shabbos and /Shul/. In residence, the community is vegetarian except for Shabbos in warm months at home and only slaughters other animals for food in winter when growing food is impossible. This routine preserves the health of the people from too much meat, from rotting meat and from the necessity of refrigeration. Slaughter is done by quickly beheading an animal by a shochet, which takes two seconds and inflicts no pain. A Prayer is said over the blood of the animal, to return thanks to G-d for the animal's strength and beauty. Every part of the animal that cannot be immediately eaten at table or stored for later use [e.g., hides, tallow] is burned to eliminate contamination. There are no leftovers to rot or spoil. All meat and propitiatory sacrifices provide food for attendants [/Kohein /and /Levites/] as well as the poor who have no land or animals, who come to the Shabbat Community on the weekends.
67..... Honor your biological and/or adopted father and mother (Ex. 20:12), Reverently fear father and mother (Lev. 19:3) as if they have authority from God, which they do--even if it means taking on additional responsibilities. Do not curse a father or mother, wife, son or daughter (Ex. 21:17), or the effects of the curse will visit you time and time again. Do not smite [verbally or physically abuse] father, mother, wife or children (Ex. 21:15).
68..... Fulfill whatever you utter (Deut. 23:24) "Let your yes mean yes, and your no, no." If you can't deal with your own problems, call on Yahveh God in prayer and ask for help to come to you, from among brothers, priests or judges. But do not ask people directly, for help. Confront problems; reprove your wife or children, but do not sin (Lev. 19:17).
69..... There shall be no prostitutes-for-hire in Zion (Deut. 23:18). Summarily expel [or execute if insane/obsessed] anyone who accepts money for sex. .... Impose a penalty of fifty /shekels /upon the seducer (of an unbetrothed virgin) paid to her father, and enforce the other rules in connection with the case (Ex. 22:15-16). ... The violator (of an unbetrothed virgin) shall marry her (Deut. 22:28-29) unless she despises him, in which case he should be charged with assault. .... One who has raped a damsel and has then (in accordance with the law) married her, may not divorce her if she does not suit him.
70..... Do not ever marry or assimilate a eunuch, mamzer or terrorist into the Community (Deut. 23:2,3,4). Rather, take a wife by /kiddushin,/ the sacrament of marriage (Deut. 24:1-4) and live in pair bond joyfully with the wife of his youth (Pr. 5:18; Eccl 9).
71..... The newly married husband shall (be free) for one year to rejoice with his wife; and be exempt for a whole year from taking part in any public labor, such as military service, guarding the wall and similar duties (Deut. 24:5).
72..... Be fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:28) so your name reflects many vocations.
73..... Reprove and correct effects of sin in the family (Lev. 19:17; Deut. 22:4). Do not withhold food, clothing, shelter and light from your children or conjugal rights from your wife (Ex. 21:10); attention is optional.
74..... The woman suspected of adultery shall be dealt with as prescribed in the Torah (Num. 5:30) By isolation, she will be brought to correct her behavior or abandon her honor.
75..... One who defames his wife's honor (by falsely accusing her of unchastely before marriage) must live with her all his lifetime (Deut. 22:19) and by his shame, come to treat her with respect. A man may not divorce his wife concerning whom he has published a false report (about unchastely before marriage) But if she despises him, she should be set free.
76..... Divorce one's mate by a formal written document. One who divorced his wife shall not remarry her, if after the divorce she had been married to another man (Deut. 24:1-4).
77..... A widow whose husband died leaving her childless may marry her deceased husband's brother or the widow should formally release the brother-in-law if he refuses to marry her, so she is free to remarry (Deut. 25:5-9).
78..... Do not indulge in familiarities, nor steal affections from relatives, by kissing, embracing, that could lead to incest (Lev. chap. 18). Men shall not sleep together as a couple (Lev. 18:7-22). Do not commit incest with one's mother, mother-in-law, aunt, sister, sister-in-law, cousin, daughter, daughter-in-law, granddaughter or granddaughter-in-law (v. 7-13). Do not commit sodomy with one's father, father-in-law, uncle, brother, brother-in-law, cousin, son, son-in-law. (v. 14).
79..... Do not have intercourse with anyone other than your own, solitary, cleansed mate; do not have intercourse with your wife, in her menstrual period. [Give her a couple of days of rest/retreat in isolation.] (Ex. 21:14; Deut. 6:18; Lev. 18:19,20).
80..... Civil law says we may not execute people for their gender preferences. But, according to Holy Law, marriage is holy and sacred because a marriage establishes a hereditary family line. Yet, if men or women get along very well together and want to live as family units, we can choose to turn the head on it and let them remain as foreigners unless they don't keep to themselves and stay clean on sight. [Homosexuality is a visible condition, as leprosy is.]
81..... Do not use a beast for intercourse (Lev. 18:23).
82..... Do not castrate a man (Lev. 22:24); expel him, turn him over to authorities or kill him if he won't leave people alone.
83.... The new month shall be solemnly proclaimed as holy, and the months and years shall be observed and calculated by the Israeli Supreme Court (Ex. 12:2). This means the Supreme Court must be trained in Astronomy as well as in Law.
84..... WORK -- "Six days you shall labor and do all your work." (Ex. 20:9). "And I have filled them with divine spirit, with ability, intelligence and knowledge in every kind of craft, to devise artistic designs ... in every kind of craft." (Ex. 31:3,4).
85..... BLESSINGS -- "Surely the LORD your God has blessed you in all your undertakings; He knows your going through this ... wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing." (Deut 2:7). "For the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all your undertakings, and you shall surely celebrate (Deut 16:17).
86..... Prepare for the Shabbos by cooking, cleaning up and taking a MIKVAH bath between Thursday and Friday sundown. With the lighting of the Shabbos candle, all work ceases until Saturday sundown.
87..... SHABBOS, the Sabbath, Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. Do not work : supervising, watching, cooking & household chores, vocational work, building, repairs, schoolwork are forbidden. Do not travel on /Shabbat/ outside the limits of one's community boundaries: stay home. (Ex. 16:29). We trust YHVH protects us all on Shabbos.
88..... Sanctify /Shabbos/ and Festivals by assembling the elders together for reflection and teaching (Ex. 3:16; 20:8-12). Rather, rest, play, exercise, display, listen, journal and reflect (Ex. 23:10-12; 34:21).
89..... Celebrate and rejoice in the festivals [/Passover, Shavu'ot/ and /Sukkot /] (Ex. 23:14; Deut. 16:14).
"By the might of your arm they were frozen like stone, while your people, O LORD, passed over, while the people you had made your own passed over. And you brought them in and planted them on the mountain of your inheritance--the place where you made your seat, O LORD, the sanctuary, O LORD, which your hands established. The LORD shall reign forever and ever."
90..... Assemble with your neighbors in the Sanctuary on the festivals (Deut. 16:16).
91..... Clear out /chametz /[yeast], symbol of "sin," on the Eve of /Passover /(Ex. 12:15-20; 13:3-7; 23:15-18) until the end. You must eat unleavened bread /matzah / for seven days in the month of Abib/Nissan. No leaven and nothing leavened containing /chametz /[yeast, cultured yogurt, mushrooms, sauerkraut, tempeh, cheese] may be found in all your community at this time. /Chametz / ["yeasty cultures," a symbol of "sin"] shall not be seen in any resident's home during / Passover /. Everyone will bring all their cultures to the springhouse, to be renewed.
92..... Eat /matzah,/ chapitis or tortillas--not yeast bread--on the first evening of /Passover/ (Ex. 12:18). Eat the flesh of the Paschal sacrifice on the night of the fifteenth of Nissan (Ex. 12:8), together as a sacred association. On this day you shall explain to your son, 'This is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.' (Ex. 13:8) This is why I sacrifice to the LORD everything of the male sex that opens the womb and why I redeem every first-born of my sons.' (Ex. 13:8,14). Do not take any of the flesh of the Paschal lamb from the company's place of assembly (Ex. 12:46); It must be eaten in one and the same house.
93..... Rest on the first day of /Passover /(Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:7).
94..... Offer up the meal-offering of the /Omer/ [1/10th of an /ephah/ ] on the morrow after the first day of /Passover,/ together with one lamb (Lev. 23:10).
95..... Do not eat bread made of new grain before the /Omer/ of barley has been offered up on the second day of /Passover/; do not eat roasted grain of the new produce before that time (Lev. 23:14).
96..... Do not leave any portion of the festival offering brought on the fourteenth of Nissan unto the third day (Deut. 16:4). Consume it all.
97..... Rest—not work—on the seventh day of /Passover / (Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:8).
98..... Offer up an additional sacrifice on the eighth day of /Passover /(Lev. 23:36).
99..... Do not eat /chametz /again until after mid-day, 14th of Nissan (Deut. 16:3).
100.... Count forty-nine days from the time of the cutting of the /Omer /(first sheaves of the barley harvest) (Lev. 23:15) as the beginning of /Shavu'ot./ Rest, not work, on /Shavu'ot /(Lev. 23:21).
101.... Bring, on /Shavu'ot,/ loaves of bread together with the sacrifices which are then offered up in connection with the loaves (Lev. 23:17-20).
102.... Listen to the sound of the /shofar /[horn] on /Rosh Hashanah/ (Num. 29:1).
103.... Rest, not work, on /Rosh Hashanah /(Lev. 23:24).
104.... Fast on /Yom Kippur/ (Lev. 23:27-29); only drink water, sundown to sundown.
105.... Rest; do not do work on /Yom Kippur /(Lev. 23:31).
106.... Observe /Yom Kippur,/ the service appointed for that day, in assembly, regarding the sacrifice, confessions, sending away of the scapegoat, etc. (Lev. 16:3-34).
107.... Rest, do not do work, on the first day of /Sukkot /(Lev. 23:35).
108.... Rest, not work, on the 8th day of /Sukkot (Shemini Atzeret)/ (Lev. 23:36).
109.... Take during /Sukkot /a palm branch and the other tree plants (Lev. 23:40).
110.... Dwell in booths seven days during /Sukkot /(Lev. 23:42).
111.... Count the years of the Jubilee by years and by cycles of seven years (Lev. 25:8). Sound the Ram's horn in the Sabbatical year (Lev. 25:9). Grant redemption to the land in the Jubilee year (Lev. 25:24). One can see, the purpose of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years is not to starve or worry the people; it is to rest them and teach them to plan ahead.
112.... Cease from tilling fields for planting in the Sabbatical year (Ex. 23:11, Lev. 25:2-5) and the Jubilee year (Lev. 25:10-11). Let the fields lie fallow in the Sabbatical year, and only eat what they produce voluntarily. [permaculture]. This is not a problem when a community depends largely on permaculture--asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, berries, mushrooms, ramps and onions, garlic, ginger and ginseng, roots and tubers, seed sprouting--that do not require tilling fields at all. Do not do any pruning work on the trees either in the Jubilee year and only eat directly off the tree. Only reap first-fruits of grains & annuals--not reap the aftermath that grows in Sabbatical years and Jubilee years as it is reaped in other years.
113.... Release debts in the seventh year and do not demand return of a loan from your neighbor after the Sabbatical year has passed (Deut. 15:2).
114.... Assemble the people to hear the /Torah /at the close of the seventh year (Deut. 31:12).
115.... Appoint judges and officers in every community of Israel, (Deut. 16:18) but only to appoint as a judge, a person who is well versed in the laws of the Torah, whether he is expert in other branches of knowledge (Deut. 1:17). Judges must not take a bribe or reciprocal favor (Ex. 23:8).
116.... Decide, forecast or evaluate in cases of conflict, dispute or annulment of vows, according to rules set forth in the Torah [by reason of what was consented to] (Num. 30:2-17). Return lost property (Deut. 22:1) to its proper owner. Restore what was taken by robbery (Lev. 5:23), assault or fraud. Repentance and rehabilitation are the goal.
117.... Adjudicate cases of purchase and sale (Lev. 25:14); assault and battery, mortal and serious injury, pollution-to-death-or-disease (Ex. 21:12-19); compensation for enforced idleness, liability for effects of negligence, injuries, miscarriage (Ex. 21:19-32); compensation for liability of a paid depositary, secondary theft, or gratuitous borrower (Ex. 22:6-14); --of rustling, stealing, (Ex. 21:37); --of inheritance dispute (Num. 27:8-11); --of damage caused by an uncovered pit (Ex. 21:33-34); --of injuries caused by beasts or trespass of cattle (Ex. 21:35-36; 22:4); --of damage caused by fire (Ex. 22:5); --of other cases between a plaintiff and a defendant, especially of stealing or utilizing two measures, testimonies or standards [double-dealing] (Ex. 21:15; 22:8; Deut. 6:19). 118.... One who vows to the L-rd the monetary value of an unclean beast shall pay its value (Lev. 27:11-13).
119.... Do not curse a judge (Ex. 22:27). Moreover, do not be violating oaths or vows, or swearing to false testimony nor lying nor speaking [or write] falsely to one another (Lev. 19:12). These practices are evil.
120.... Both parties to a suit must be present in the Hearing of it (Ex. 23:1). Treat parties in a litigation with equal impartiality (Lev. 19:15). Do not render iniquitous decisions (Lev. 19:15). Do not favor a great man (over a woman) when trying a case (Lev. 19:15). Do not be afraid of a bad man, when trying a case (Deut. 1:17). Do not be moved unduly in trying a case, by the poverty of one of the parties (Ex. 23:3; Lev. 19:15). Do not pervert the judgment in the case of strangers, orphans or known sinners (Deut. 24:17).
121.... The judge must examine witnesses thoroughly (Deut. 13:15), and witnesses should volunteer their version of the story. A case cannot be decided on the evidence of a single witness (Deut. 19:15). Do not render a decision on one's personal opinion, but only on the evidence of two witnesses, who saw what actually occurred (Ex. 23:7).
122.... One who possesses evidence shall testify in Court (Lev. 5:1). Do not testify falsely (Ex. 20:13). If any person refuses to give the information which, as a witness of something he has seen or learned, he has been adjured to give, he thus commits a sin by refusing to speak the truth (Lev. 5:1). Do not pretend not to have seen lost property, to avoid the obligation to return it (Deut. 22:3).
123.... Do not carry out a capital judgment on one guilty of a capital offense, before he has stood trial (Num. 35:12), and a witness who has testified in a capital case shall not be the one to lay down the law in that particular case (Num. 35:30).
124.... A transgressor shall not testify in capital matters, expulsion or death (Ex. 23:1). Nor shall a court accept the testimony of a close relative of the defendant in capital matters involving expulsion (Deut. 24:16). Do not accept ransom or bribe from a murderer (Num. 35:31).
125.... The decision according to the majority, when there is a difference of opinion among the members of the Community as to matters of law (Ex. 23:2), shall stand. But, do not decide, in capital cases, according to the view of the majority, when those who are for expulsion [even in winter] exceed by one only, those who are for acquittal or retainer at least until spring. The one who had argued for acquittal in a capital case shall not later on, argue for condemnation (Ex. 23:2).
126.... In recognition of a capital crime, the dead body of one who has incurred that penalty is publicly shown, to relieve residents of their surrounding fears (Deut. 21:22), but it is removed and interred before nightfall. Inter the executed at sunset on the day of execution (Deut. 21:23).
127.... Accept the rulings of the judges or allow them to recuse themselves and stand down or allow the trial to be held in a less incendiary atmosphere at some distance from the community. Do not rebel against the orders of the Court (Deut. 17:11).
In summary, what is Just in case of "abuse" is this: Those who abuse-without-remorse can be run out of town, rather than be allowed to continue. The Court may pass sentence of death (Ex. 21:20; Lev. 26:25) in extreme cases of serial, incorrigible, violent insanity, crime-without-regret and defiant neglect. Or, the Court may also show mercy and merely turn an offender over to civil authorities. When local Law regards taking a criminal's life as itself illegal and the sentence of death itself is impossible, the community may need to relocate to rid itself of crime.
128.... Good insurance.--Make a parapet for your roof (Deut. 22:8) so no one falls off. Do not leave something (Deut. 22:8) where someone will trip or fall over it or into it.
129.... Do not plow nor sow in any rough valley, in which a heifer cannot negotiate safely (Deut. 21:4), for safety's sake.
130.... Save a person being pursued even at the cost of the life of the pursuer. Do not spare a pursuer; but stop him before he reaches the pursued and slays the latter, or uncovers his nakedness (Deut. 25:12). (Generally, people who run away are more timid and law-abiding than those who do the pursuing.)
131.... Do not sell a field in the land of the community in perpetuity (Lev. 25:23).
132.... Do not change the character of open land, so it may be resold or redeemed at any time (Lev. 25:34).
133.... Houses sold within a walled city may be sold back within a year (Lev. 25:29).
134.... Do not remove landmarks (property boundaries) (Deut. 19:14).
135.... One who vows the value of a his house shall pay according to the kohein's appraisal (Lev. 27:11-13).
136.... One who sanctifies to the L-rd a portion of his field shall pay according to the estimation appointed in the Scriptural or (if that does not apply) the founding documents' portion (Lev. 27:16-24).
137.... The Court shall decide in regard to dedicated property as to which is sacred to the Lord or to the Community and which belongs to the /kohein / administrators (Lev. 27:28).
138.... Do not sell or "redeem" a field devoted to the Lord or to the Community. (Lev. 27:28).
139.... Expel and exile one who committed accidental homicide (Num. 35:25). Establish cities of refuge (for those who committed accidental homicide) (Deut. 19:3) by Levites. Do not accept ransom from an accidental homicide, so as to relieve him from exile (Num. 35:32).
140.... Decapitate a heifer in the manner prescribed (in expiation of a murder on the road, the perpetrator of which remained undiscovered) (Deut. 21:4) and bury the heifer, as a community sacrifice of the cost of the human life.
141.... Adjudge a thief to pay compensation or (in certain cases) suffer death (Ex. 21:16; Ex. 21:37; Ex. 22:1) for taking what cost another life or livelihood.
142.... He who inflicts a bodily injury shall pay money compensation (Ex. 21:18-19).
143.... That one who vows to the L-rd the monetary value of a person shall pay the amount appointed in the Scriptural portion (Lev. 27:2-8).
144.... Do not inflict punishment on /Shabbos /(Ex. 35:3) so those charged with carrying it out may get their due rest and reflection. They might also call a new trial, if new evidence emerges.
145.... The Court must punish the wicked [those who force others' harm] by infliction of stripes not to exceed the statutory number of stripes laid on one who has incurred that punishment (Deut. 25:2-3).
146.... Do not spare the offender, in imposing the prescribed penalties on one who has caused damage or harm (Deut. 19:13). He will either improve, or leave.
147.... Do unto false witnesses as they had purposed to do (to the accused) (Deut. 19:19). If they sought the death of another with lies, expel or kill them.
148.... Do not punish any one who has committed an offense under duress (Deut. 22:26).
149.... To heed the call of every raised-up prophet in each generation, provided that he [or she] neither adds to, nor takes away from the /Torah /(Deut. 18:15).
150.... Do not prophesy falsely, according to one's personal views, judgments, expectations, predictions, curses, speculations or evaluations--only by the power of the Spirit of God (Deut. 18:20).
151.... The Court may pass sentence of death against a prophet. If it does so and the prophecies bear out, then the community is without a prophet. Only expel or put the prophet to death who prophecies maliciously or for personal gain.
152.... Do not build an altar of hewn stone or mount the altar by steps (Ex. 20:22,23) like the nations do, that sacrifice innocent souls on the altar of religion. Do not worship an idol, bow towards it or down to it, even if that is not its mode of worship (Ex. 20:5). Do not lay down a stone for worship-full sacrifices (Lev. 26:1). Do not make a graven image, statue, model, likeness of any person or animal--living, dead or imaginary. Neither make it oneself nor to have it made by others (Ex. 20:2-4). Do not carve or make idols, figures, pictures or paintings for worship. (Pictures create and encourage subjective and psychical connections, even where no spirit connection is appropriate.) Do not make idols even for others (Ex. 34:17; Lev. 19:4). Do not use the ornament of any object of idolatrous worship (Deut. 7:25). Do not make use of an idol or statue, offerings, or libations (Deut. 7:26) for any other purpose, either. Do not swear by an idol to its worshipers, nor cause them to swear by it (Ex. 23:13) as an indulgence to their feelings and friendship. Do not pay attention to idolatry (Lev. 19:4) Do not adopt institutions nor customs of idolaters (Lev. 18:3; Lev. 20:23). This would include processions, drunken holidays, gambling, fortune-telling [Tarot], astrology, magical incantations, invocations of "deities," etc.
153.... Do not drink wine produced by idolaters (those who make use of images) (Deut. 32:38), only pure and wholesome beer and wine produced in the community (/kosher/ /parev/).
154.... Do not prophesy in the name of an idol (Ex. 23:13; Deut. 18:20) nor hearken to one who prophesies in the name of an idol (Deut. 13:4). Do not lead the children of Israel to idolatry, to other so-called "gods," "religions," "philosophies," or secular materialism. Do not allow the promise of a sign or wonder to entice a communicant to idolatry (Deut. 13:12), or to obsessions, cravings, contests, competitions. Let each one simply do his own work in the sight of God.
155.... Do not favor idolaters (Deut. 7:2) as sharers in faith; but only as business partners and regional problem-solvers. Do not make commitments with idolatrous communities (Ex. 23:32; Deut. 7:2) It is sufficient to do business occasionally.
156.... Whenever possible and appropriate, destroy idols & materialistic claptrap and their appurtenances, gadgets and schemes. (Deut. 12:2-3). Do not pay attention to enticements to idolatry, its obsessions over form, and apostasy against the Truth (Deut. 13:4-6). Do not suffer the enticer and liar and prevaricator to live among you, but stand by at his execution if he won't leave voluntarily (Deut. 13:12) "A little leaven ferments the whole lump."
157.... The Court may rule that an adjacent town has adopted idolatry as its way of life (Deut. 13:13,16-17). In that case, given prevailing global and local laws against genocide, all relationships and dealings may be withdrawn, and the Godly community should petition God for a move, away from there. . . . Aggression breeds; so, withdraw.
158.... Do not sacrifice an embryo, infant or child (Lev. 18:21) that can live a productive life.
159.... Do not suffer witchcraft to exist (Ex. 22:17). If a person is in dire need without relief, then let the Court make a determination of causes and find relief. Do not practice /onein /(observing times or seasons as favorable or unfavorable; astrology) (Lev. 19:26) It relieves the believer of necessity to invest in his own sense of worth and effort.
160.... Do not practice /nachesh /(doing things based on signs and portents; using charms and incantations) (Lev. 19:26) /ovoth /(ghosts) (Lev. 19:31) /yid'onim /(wizards) (Lev. 19:31). Do not practice /kisuf /(magic using stones and objects that people use) or /kessem /(a general term for magical practices) (Deut. 18:10). (The Subjective is not a good reference book for getting things done.)
161.... Do not practice the art of a /chover chaver /(casting spells over snakes and scorpions) (Deut. 18:11) or /ob /(a ghost), the /maytim /(dead). Same reason.
162.... Do not plant a tree for worship or in memory of a deceased (Deut. 16:21) or the birth of a child. Free the spirit.
163.... Do not set up a pillar (for worship) or circle of stones (Deut. 16:22) to last for eternity. Your forms are designed to last for a lifetime; the land is God's to last for Eternity.
164.... Do not settle idolaters--by any name or group--into the community (Ex. 23:33) You will find, even among those called "lawless" and "crude," there are individuals who do not pursue idols, money or lust.
165.... MODESTY -- "None of you shall approach anyone ... to uncover nakedness: I am the LORD." (Lev. 18:6-30). "You shall make for them linen undergarments to cover their naked flesh; they shall reach from the hips to the thighs" (Ex. 28:42).
166.... Do not shave the entire beard or head unless leprosy is present, nor trim round the corners of the beard, as idolatrous priests do (Lev. 19:27). Do not make a bald spot for the dead (Deut. 14:1). There is nothing in the Pentateuch about /yamulka/ or other head coverings for either men or women, except the comment by Saul of Tarsus that women should be in meeting silent, with heads covered. But Yeshua never said this.
167.... Do not cut oneself, pierce the body with objects, or make incisions in one's flesh in grief (Lev. 19:28; Deut. 14:1). Godly people are not hopeless and desperate, nor do healthy spirits need humiliation.
168.... Do not add tattoos to the body (Lev. 19:28) even as remembrances. Learn to read and write things and thoughts down.
169.... A man shall not wear women's clothing, nor a woman wear men's clothing (Deut. 22:5).
170.... Put /tzitzit / [short blue fringe] on the edges of inner clothing (Num. 15:38).
171.... Bind /tefillin /on the head and arm (Deut. 6:8) to focus the mind during prayers.
172.... Do not wear garments made of two different kinds of thread, e.g., wool and linen mixed together (Deut. 22:11) because there is no way to clean them together without ruining the fabric.
173.... Consecrate to God every firstborn that opens the womb among you, both of man and beast, for it belongs to God. Redeem the firstborn son by paying a tax to the Tabernacle, the equivalent of five silver /shekels. /(Ex. 13:1; 34:20; Num. 18:15).
174.... Redeem the firstling of an ass with one of the flock; but you will not redeem the firstborn of cattle, sheep or goats (or break its neck) (Num. 18:17; Ex. 13:13). Do not eat of an unblemished firstling outside Zion (Deut. 12:17). Break the neck of a firstling and bury it if it is not redeemed (Ex. 34:20) so that those who live far from the Tabernacle pay the same tax as those who live close to the Tabernacle. If you can't kill animals, don't raise them for food unless you're prepared to follow through with this.
175.... /Kohanim/ shall bless Israel (Num. 6:23). Show honor to a /kohein,/ and give him precedence in all things that are holy (Lev. 21:8). He should not be a man given to arrogance or greed. No one except a birthright or justified resident in the male line shall serve (in the Tabernacle) (Num. 18:4-7). Since there is no way to trace the line of /Kohein/ in this age, the person serving in the role of High Priest must be selected for excellence from among the Community's peers, a man having at least three generations of upright, lawful conduct behind him, who has served seven years as /shochet,/ watchman and /Levite/; neither timid nor warrior-type.
176.... A person with a permanent physical blemish shall not serve in the Tabernacle, even with a temporary blemish shall not serve there, with a physical blemish shall not enter the Tabernacle further than the altar (Lev. 21:16-23).
177.... /Kohein /shall not marry "compromised" women: neither divorced woman, nor a harlot, nor a profaned woman, nor a widow, nor shall he cohabit with a widow without marriage, because that profanes her (Lev. 21:7-15).
178.... /Kohein/ shall not enter the Tabernacle with disheveled hair (Lev. 10:6) or torn garments. Rather, /Kohanim/ shall put on priestly vestments for the service (Ex. 28:2). No one is to tear the High /Kohein's /robe (Ex. 28:32).
179.... /Kohein /shall only enter the Tabernacle when performing service there (Lev. 16:2). /Kohein /shall wash hands and feet at the time of service (Ex. 30:19).
180.... Ordinary /kohein/ shall not defile himself by contact with any dead, other than immediate relatives (Lev. 21:1-11). Ordinary /Kohanim / may defile themselves for their deceased relatives (by attending their burial), and mourn for them like other residents who are commanded to mourn for their relatives. But a High /Kohein /shall not defile himself with any dead, even if they are relatives or go (under the same roof) with a dead body--never, as a /Nazarite./
181.... A /kohein /who is unclean shall not serve in the Tabernacle (Lev. 22:2-4) nor enter the courtyard (Num. 5:2-3) This refers to the Camp of outsiders [the /Shechainah/]. A /kohein/ who is unclean shall not eat of the /t'rumah/. /Kohein /who had an /mikvah/-immersion during the day (to cleanse from uncleanness) do not serve in the Tabernacle until after sunset (Lev. 21:6).
182.... /Kohanim/ serve in the Tabernacle in divisions; but in festivals, they all serve together (Deut. 18:6-8). A portion of the dough is set apart for the /kohein /(Num. 15:20).
183.... No one unclean shall eat of things that are holy (Lev. 7:20). A /kohein/'s daughter who profaned herself shall not eat of the holy things, neither of the heave offering nor of the breast, nor of the shoulder of peace offerings (Lev. 10:14, Lev. 22:10-15).
184.... A person who is not a /kohein/ or the wife or unmarried daughter of a /kohein/ shall not eat of the /t'rumah /. A sojourner or guest with a /kohein /or his hired servant shall not eat of the /t'rumah / nor may Outsiders eat /tevel /(something from which the /t'rumah/ and tithe have not yet been separated).
185.... /Levites/ shall not occupy themselves with the service that belongs to the /kohanim,/ nor /Kohanim/ with that belonging to the /Levites/ (Num. 18:3).
186.... The role of /Levite/ is to serve in the Tent of Meeting, not the Tabernacle nor the Inner Sanctuary (Num. 18:23). /Levites /are provided places in which to dwell, to serve also as places of refuge for unintentional "felons" (Num. 35:2).
187.... None of the tribe of /Levi /are physically identifiable as Jews today; only shall they be selected for service out of the Camp of Shechainah based on their ability to take responsibility. /Levites /do not "own" any portion of territory in the Community. No /Levites/ shall take any share of tithes (Deut. 18:1), only the sacrifices [meat and aftermath] and a place to camp and trade.
188.... The order of separating the /t'rumah /and tithes shall be in the order first-fruits at the beginning, then the /t'rumah,/ then the first tithe, and last the second tithe (Ex. 22:28).
189.... Each household shall give [the value of] half a /shekel / every year to the Tabernacle for provision of the public sacrifices (Ex. 30:13). No income or gain from prostitution or crime may be aggregated as tithe, on pain of expulsion.
190.... Set apart the tithe of the produce (one tenth of the produce after taking out /t'rumah/) for the /Levites /(Lev. 27:30; Num. 18:24).
191.... Tithe cattle (Lev. 27:32). Do not sell the tithe of the herd (Lev. 27:32-33).
192.... Every third alternating year, farmers bring a full tithe to the Tabernacle to replenish stores for Levites and the Poor. (Deut 14:28)
193.... /Levites /shall set apart a tenth of the tithes, which they had received from members and give it to the /kohanim /(the /t'rumah/ of the tithe) (Num. 18:26). ....... Whether or not these tithes reach the /kohanim / in sufficient quantity to support their work, says a lot about the perception of the Community whether it is led by righteous men, or not.
194.... /Levites /may not eat the second tithe of cereals nor do they consume the second tithe of the vintage or oil, outside the Courtyard surrounding the Sanctuary (Deut. 12:17).
195.... Do not forsake the /Levites /(Deut. 12:19); but their gifts (dues) should be given to them so that they might thrive and rejoice therewith on each and every festival.
196.... Set apart the second tithe in the first, second, fourth and fifth years of the sabbatical cycle to be eaten by its owner in Festival (Deut. 14:22).
197.... Set apart the second tithe in the third and sixth year of the /shabbat /cycle in community stores for /Levites,/ aliens, orphans and the poor (Deut. 14:28-29).
198.... Give the /kohein /a shoulder, the tongue and half the ribs of clean beasts, to roast and feed his extended family on that day. Give the first of the fleece to the /kohein /. Set apart /t'rumah g'dolah /(the great heave-offering, that is, a small portion of the grain, wine and oil) for the /kohein /(Deut. 18:3-4).
199.... Expend the proceeds of the second tithe for food and drink for everyone in the Community; distribute it all without holding back. Eat the Second Tithe in a state of cleanliness; or if not, redeem oneself. Postpone eating the Second Tithe in case of mourning (Deut. 26:14).
200.... Make a declaration of the accurate weight of one's gift, when bringing the second tithe to the Tabernacle. Do not use two sets of measures, one for business and the other for tithe (Deut. 26:13).
201.... Build an Ark, a Sanctuary Tent Dwelling, a Tabernacle Tent Dwelling, a Meeting Tent Dwelling, with Courtyards outside for visitors and camps (Exodus chapters 25 through 28). Just follow the instructions and do it. Jews did it 4000 years ago; we can do it today. God YHVH will sustain the work. It is expected that all participants reverence the Sanctuary (Lev. 19:30). No intoxicated person shall enter the Tabernacle nor give decisions in matters of the Law (Lev. 10:9-11).
202.... Set the showbread and the frankincense before the Lord every Shabbat (Ex. 25:30). /Kohanim /shall not abandon the Courtyard of the Sanctuary, during service (Lev. 10:7).
203.... Kindle lights in the Meeting Tent (Ex. 27:21) for visibility and mood. Sound the trumps at the offering of sacrifices and in times of trouble (Num. 10:9-10). Permit nothing to be disturbed or destroyed of the Sanctuary, Tabernacle, Meeting Tents, synagogues, or of houses of study, nor erase the holy names (of G-d); nor may sacred scriptures be destroyed (Deut. 12:2-4).
204.... Replicate the breastplate and the ephod (Ex. 28:6-28). When the Ark is carried, it should be carried on the shoulders (Num. 7:9). Offer up incense twice daily at the Altar (Ex. 30:7-9), in preparation for dawn and dusk.
205.... The oil of anointment must be prepared and anoint the high kohanim and kings with it. Do not compound anything similar to the formula of the incense. Do not compound oil for ordinary use after the same formula as the anointing oil . Do not anoint a stranger, temporary or provisional resident, or visitor with anointing oil (Ex. 30:31-37). [He who, in error, makes unlawful use of sacred things, shall make restitution of the value of his trespass and add a fifth (Lev. 5:16).]
206.... /Kohanim / accept offerings brought by those who have in error committed a trespass against sacred things, or robbed, or lain carnally with a bond-maid betrothed to a man, or denied what was deposited with him and swore falsely to support his denial. This is called a guilt-offering for a known trespass. [Do not bring sacrifices out of the hire of a sexual favor (Deut. 23:19), or that being the case, be expelled from the congregation.]
207.... Flesh of a sin-offering or guilt-offering shall be returned to the pilgrim to be eaten (Ex. 29:33).
208.... Outsiders may not eat the flesh of burnt-offerings (Deut. 12:17). This is a Prohibition applying to every trespasser, not to enjoy any of the holy things. If he does so, he commits a trespass and is expelled.
209.... Do not offer up sacrifices outside the Tabernacle (Deut. 12:13-14), but slaughter all edible animals, there. Do not begin eating flesh of the sacrifices that are holy in a minor degree, before the blood has been sprinkled on the altar (Deut. 12:17). Perform the sanctification of the firstling of clean cattle by decapitating it and offering it up (Ex. 12:6; 13:2; Deut. 15:19) if it is not to be redeemed. Flesh of an ordination-offering must be completely consumed; none is to be given back to the profane (Ex. 29:33).]
210.... Bring first fruits--whatever these might be--to the Tabernacle for distribution to the priests and then to the Poor (Ex. 23:19).
211.... Ashes must be removed from the altar (Lev. 6:3-6). Keep fire always burning on the altar of the burnt-offering; let it not be extinguished. Watch over the Sanctuary tent continuously (Num. 18:2-5), and not permit it to be unattended or unlit at any time it is in use. /Kohanim/ shall not eat flesh of the sin-offering or guilt-offering outside the Courtyard of the Tabernacle (Deut. 12:17).
212.... Whereas God said, "When you wish meat for good, you may eat it at will to your heart's desire," yet what is possible is not always what is desirable. And enough meat is enough meat; kashured meat is sufficient. Therefore, let us choose to be conservative, by saying, "Abstain ... that you and your children after you may prosper for doing what is right in the sight of the LORD" (Deut. 12:20-28).
213.... Only the seed of Aaron [birth-right and justified residents] shall eat flesh in the Tabernacle (Ex. 29:33). Eat the roasted [not raw or sodden] flesh of the Paschal sacrifice on the night of the fifteenth of Nissan (Ex. 12:8,9), together as a sacred association. Observe the 2nd [non-family] /Passover,/ break no bones of the Paschal lamb brought on the second Passover (Ex. 12:46). Priests eat the flesh of the Paschal lamb on it, with unleavened bread and bitter herbs (Num. 9:11-12). Leave no flesh of the Paschal lamb brought on the second Passover until the morning (Ex. 12:10).
214.... Do not accept as sharers in the flesh of the Paschal lamb, communicants who have become apostate, obese, drugged, dulled, nor confused. Do not accept as sharers in the flesh of the Paschal lamb, strangers, provisional residents, visitors, uncircumcised males or temporary guests who live among you (Ex. 12:43-48).
215.... The Holocaust for G-D is two animals daily, and then to provide for distribution as kashured meat to priests at the Tabernacle, to Levites and their families at Tent of Meeting. Additional sacrifices every Shabbat, to provide meat for assembly (Num. 28:3-9) in cold weather after the Shabbat service. The balance of Shabbat meals are ovo-lacto vegetarian, for health.
216.... The Court of Judgment shall provide and offer up an animal sacrifice if they see they have erred in a judicial pronouncement (Lev. 4:13) by the results, effects and outcome produced, which was worse than the original case.
217.... Offer up an additional sacrifice every New Moon (Num. 28:11) and invite Communicants from other Synagogues.
218.... Bring an additional offering on /Shavu'ot /(Num. 28:26-27).
219.... Offer up an additional sacrifice on /Rosh Hashanah /(Num. 29:1-6).
220.... Offer up an additional sacrifice on /Yom Kippur /(Num. 29:7-8).
221.... Offer up an additional sacrifice on /Sukkot /(Num. 29:12-34).
222.... Offer up an additional offering on /Shemini Atzeret/, which is a festival by itself (Num. 29:35-38).
223.... Bring all offerings, whether obligatory or freewill, on the first festival after these were incurred (Deut. 12:5-6).
224.... Observe the procedure of the burnt-offering (Lev. 1:3) together. Salt every animal sacrifice so it does not rot; do not offer up any offering unsalted (Lev. 2:13).
225.... Observe as an assembly, the procedure of the sin-offering (Lev. 6:18-23). Do not eat of the flesh of sin offerings, the blood of which is brought within the Tabernacle and sprinkled towards the Veil. The head of a fowl brought as a sin-offering is never completely severed. (Lev. 5:8).
226.... A woman after childbirth shall bring an offering when she is clean (Lev. 12:6). A woman having an issue [any chronic disease--ms, lupus, cfs, cancer, tb, etc.] shall bring a sacrifice after she is cleansed and healed of her issue (Lev. 15:28-30).
227.... A leper shall bring a sacrifice after he is cleansed (Lev. 14:10). A man having an issue [any chronic disease--ms, lupus, cfs, cancer, tb, etc.] shall bring a sacrifice after he is cleansed and healed of his issue (Lev. 15:13-15).
228.... One who sinned shall bring a sin-offering for errors committed or transgressions--the conscious violation of which is punished with expulsion or death (Lev. 4:27-28)--as a sign of repentance--once and once only.
229..... Offer a sacrifice of varying value in accordance with one's means (Lev. 5:7). A prosperous person offering a small sacrifice must be rejected.
230.... Observe as an assembly, the procedure of the guilt-offering (Lev. 7:1). An individual in doubt as to whether he has committed a sin for which one has to bring a sin-offering, shall bring an offering in recognition of his doubt. This is called a guilt-offering (Lev. 5:17-19).
231.... Observe as an assembly, the procedure of the peace-offering (Lev. 7:11).
232.... Sacrifices must not be eaten beyond the appointed time for eating them or if they have become unclean. Burning meat of the holy sacrifice that has remained over (Lev. 7:17-19). Not leaving any flesh of the thanksgiving offering until the morning (Lev. 22:30). Consume the remainder with fire. The penalty is expulsion.
233.... Carry each one their sacrifices to the Tabernacle from places outside Zion [the Community] (Deut. 12:26).
234.... Testify about one's experience with the Saving Grace of God when bringing in one's first fruits (Deut. 26:5-10).
235.... /Kohanim/ shall not eat first-fruits before they are placed in the Courtyard of the Tabernacle (Deut. 12:17). The High /Kohein/ shall first offer a meal offering [communion] daily (Lev. 6:13-16), not shared with the people.
236.... Olive oil is not used in a sin-offering made of flour (Lev. 5:11-15) nor is olive oil placed in the meal-offering of a woman suspected of adultery until she and her husband have both made guilt offerings--he, for neglect and she, for betrayal; or vice versa. 237.... Do not use frankincense on a sin-offering made of flour (Lev. 2:11; 5:11; Num. 5:15) or offer up leaven or honey.
238.... Observe the procedure of the meal-offering (Lev. 2:1) as an assembly. And then, the remainder of the meal offerings shall be eaten or given to the Poor rather than be put to waste (Lev. 6:9-10), but, not allowed to become leavened.
239.... Appoint or elect a king (Deut. 17:15) without regard to social class or clan, but only on his personal abilities and charisma. Do not curse him, that is, the King or the head of the Colloquium in the land of Israel (Ex. 22:27).
240.... Do not appoint as ruler over Zion, one who comes from outside from less than three generations (Deut. 17:15).
241.... The King shall not acquire an excessive number of horses (Deut. 17:16) which eat a great deal and require care and training.
242.... The King shall not take an excessive number of wives (Deut. 17:17), that he may attend as any man to his whole family.
243.... The King shall not accumulate an excessive quantity of gold and silver, that he may not get puffed up.
244.... The King shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself, so he knows the Law from having copied it (Deut. 17:18).
245.... A Nazarite [male or female] priest shall not drink wine nor any other alcohol nor hallucinogenic drug, or anything mixed with wine which tastes like wine; and even if the wine or the mixture has turned sour, it is prohibited to him. He shall not eat fresh, nor dried, grapes, nor grape seeds nor skins (Num. 6:3,4)
246.... The Nazarite shall permit his hair to grow (Num. 6:5), not to cut it.
247.... The Nazarite shall not enter any covered structure where there is a dead body, nor be present with any corpse. (Num. 6:6,7).
248.... The Nazarite shall shave his hair when he brings his offerings at the completion of the period of his Nazariteship, or within that period if he has become defiled (Num. 6:9).
*Killing innocents, murder, slaughter, genocide are all illegal by international law. Although God's perfect Law gives us license to kill in self-defense, we are also counseled to show mercy. However, when under attack:--
249.... Those engaged in warfare shall not fear their enemies nor be panic-stricken by them during battle (Deut. 3:22, 7:21, 20:3).
250.... Anoint a special /kohein/ (to speak to the soldiers) in a war (Deut. 20:2).
251.... Always remember what an enemy can do when truth and vigilance fail (Deut. 25:17). In a conflict or dispute, always first offer terms of peace (Deut. 20:10); but do not offer terms of peace to those who despise you who are waging war on you (Deut. 23:7).
252.... Drive out or execute any non-conforming or lawlessness-breeding individuals out of Zion. (Deut. 20:16).
253.... Do not destroy fruit trees (wantonly or in warfare) (Deut. 20:19-20).
254.... 'And now, Israel, what does the LORD, your God, ask of you but to fear the LORD, your God and follow his ways exactly, to love and serve the LORD, your God, with all your heart and all your soul, to keep the Commandments and statutes of the LORD which I enjoin on you today for your own good? (Deut. 10:12-15).
255.... CONSENT. --'When he set before them all that the LORD had ordered him to tell them, the people all answered together, "Everything the LORD has said, we will do." Then Moses brought back to the LORD the response of the people.' (Ex. 19:8).
*The reason I don't get to number 613 is that I organize by topic; some commandments are mirror images; and it simplifies and clarifies matters to write those as whole paragraphs. I'm still working at reviewing whether this list is complete and correct. *
Each Dispensation--Judaism and Christianity--conveys from generation to generation for all Eternity, the warp and woof of Justice with Fairness.
Their task is to suffer for the sins of previous generations until their societies are Clean and Peaceable once more.
For the Jew, what is involved in his suffering is the realization that exploiting people for their money brings karma and dissociation.
For the Christian, what is involved in his suffering is that Prosperity and Obtaining are not Fair to the rest of the people who live on the planet.
Both Dispensations must learn to cooperate with Diversity--not judge against it. Humans in the rest of the world provide sufficient experience for mastery of these goals, especially the peoples which are part of no Dispensation at all.