Sunday, March 26, 2017



In building the Mishkan/ Tabernacle, HaShem mentions first, in Exodus 25:10, the ark of the Covenant/ the Aron.   This was clearly the Eternal’s first priority.  How then, do mere mortals like Moses and Bezalel get permission to work on the outside of the Mishkan first, before the sacred furniture is made and moved in. We don’t see the ark made until Exodus 37, AFTER all the exteriors.  Whats up with these dueling work schedules?   Would not the Creator of Man know that humans want to precede the making of furniture with the building of the exterior structure?

Yes, the Creator would know this. Yet His economically-terse Torah would want to present both His way: theo-logic, and Man’s way: chrono-logic. This issue surfaces often when Bible readers grapple with the precise chronology of Torah events.
The secular Bible Critics cannot fit their pinheads around the concept of a non-human author, or of any ancient authors, with the artistic sophistication of  a Picasso ( revealing alternative visions with cubism)  or a Melville (seamlessly moving from narrative to technology, as in Moby Dick).

The Torah sages understood the Eternal’s theo-logic, which defies the human restrictions of time and space, and considers the ultimate outcome before the immediate process. In the Lecha Dodi  (Come, My Bride) liturgy of Sabbath evening is a phrase telling us how eventual outcomes are planned long in advance by the Eternal.  

Before the cosmos and planet Earth’s lifeforms are in place, the Creator has considered His desire to communicate and guide free-will partners with the gifts of language and Torah. These goals, perhaps eons away in human time,  will make the elaborate creative process ultimately worthwhile.  A valid way to read the Torah’s first sentence is that  ב B’   (with or for)  ראשית  RaiSHeeYT (what is chief, as in the “premiere” wisdom, belief in Creation and Revelation , as per Psalms 110:10 ) the Lord created the heavenly and the earthly.”  

So, back to the Mishkan (the microcosm of the cosmos, the state, the body, etc.), the receptacle for Torah, the Ark of the Covenant and it’s ultimate impact, was premier on the Eternal’s “mind.”  But we wee mortals, who must painstakingly fashion the nesting, gilt boxes of wood, must work within our material, linear comfort zones to make a receptacle for Torah… using our limited chrono-logic, gaining perhaps a faint glimpse of Eternal theo-logic.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

your source of C H E E R

CHEER       OaSHeR        Aleph-Shin-Resh
OWE- share       אשר      [OSH-RàCH-R]
ROOTS:  The happiness of CHEER got pushed down to the third definition by loud usage at taverns and arenas. The roaring, racist soccor fans who rule etymology will print the most bizzare “research,” as long as they can CHEER  (root for) white, non-Semitic sources for their words. Thus the AHD presents as the tymology for CHEER Old French chiere (face); Late Latin and Greek kara (head) and the make-believe IE “root” ker-1 (horn, head… given source of Greek koruphē, head and English CRANIUM).

These illogical “sources” of CHEER are based on real words of ancient pedigree, such as Syriac and Jewish Aramaic קרקפתא  KaRKaPHTAh, skull, crown of head, scalp, and  קרן QeReN, horn… source of CROWN, CRANIUM, etc. -- see “UNICORN.”
The faceless source of  CHEER (happiness) is  אשר  OaSHeR , happiness, gaiety, joy (Genesis 30:13). 

Also spelled  אושר OaWSHeR, Divine Design links happiness to   עשר [O]wSHeR (wealth) and  אוצר OWTSeR (treasure -- see “ STORE”). This reflects the healthy, happy embrace of wealth in Hebraic culture,  sadly foreign to cultures who want to keep the masses mired in pious, powerless, hapless poverty.  Most global words for happiness are not from the active joy of self-made wealth (and this S-R root), but a passive word of fate and luck, like Norwegian lykke or Swedish lycka . Sadly, these cultures merely have to passively hope for a winning lottery ticket, a  חלק  [K]HeYLeQ, a fated portion. See “LUCK.”

BRANCHES: The CHEERY beery bum,  audible sense of CHEERING and CHARADE might be influenced by     שר SHahR (to sing or chant).  There is a natural upswelling of  שירה SHeeYRaH, song, which accompanies happiness. Witness the Sing of the Sea in Exodus 15, The singing canary is a serin in French. To sing in Turkish is arki (pronounced: sharki).  [Erhan Berber] .  See “SIREN.”

S-R happiness is mostly found in Slavic:  Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian  and Slovene sreća,  sreḱa in Macedonian.

Monday, February 20, 2017



Only Hebrew was carved in stone.  English spelling was a chaotic, individual affair until dictionaries arose to standardize spelling.  (Just read The Mayflower Contract.)
Once the scholarly tyrants of the dictionary decided apon an etymology, like SCHEME coming from Latin and Greek schema (form), they RIGGED THE SYSTEM.

Now, put into authoritative print,  this whistling-nose-made or fricative-nasal word of planning would be spelled like schema, even though there is a weak logical connection between intending something, hatching a plot, and forming, say a castle from beach sand. Even if you like the logic, a radical ignorance of history is required to think that so many English words were classical, rather than Germanic, and, ultimately, Semitic (the now acknowledged source of literacy) in greater antiquity.

Sincere, clueless critics of Edenics EMeTology will reject our Biblical Hebrew etymologies out of hand simply because the shoddy mistake is SPELLED out right there in the holy dictionary. These same people take political news in the NY Times as truthful because this politically correct propaganda rag used to be the newspaper of record several decades ago.

 ZaMaM זמם is the SCHEMING of the false witnesses of  Deuteronomy 19:16.  The Supreme Courts of the U.S. and Israel did not invent weaponizing the justice system. There is     זמה ZeeMaH (thought, purpose --  Psalms 21:12). That verse (JPS translation), begins: “For they SCHEMED against you.”

Or, SCHEME might be a forgotten Biblical borrowing (like COLOSSUS from GoLYuS/Goliath)  if it came from the vengeful, violent but somewhat justified plot against the pro-rape, anti-Israel (they go together) town of  שכם Shechem in Genesis 34. The “settlers” Simon and Levi were forced to kill to rescue their kidnapped (a capital crime) and raped sister Dinah, and the plan of the townsmen was to “take their daughters” (34:21) and destroy the clan with intermarriage.
The disguised falsity of a SCHEMED SHAM, may be related. The AHD writes that SHAM may be related to “shame.” If only it were true that the SCHEMERS of a SHAM had any shame. We’ll ask CNN.