My Friend Mordechai – No. 2

Mordechai Levi Yitzhak Of course when an Xtian objects to the ‘minhagim’ (as if they were the customs and traditions of mere men’) where the “Oral Law” is concerned we have the passuk (Devarim 17.9) that states, “And thou shall come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days; and thou shalt inquire; and they shall declare unto thee the sentence of judgment.” and the passuk (V’Yiqrah 4.13-14), “And if the whole congregation of Israel shall err, the thing being hid from the eyes of the assembly, and do any of the things which the L-RD hath commanded not to be done, and are guilty: when the sin wherein they have sinned is known, then the assembly shall offer a young bullock for a sin-offering, and bring it before the tent of meeting.” and then there is the passuk (Hoshea 14.3), “Take with you words, And return unto the L-RD; Say unto Him: ‘Forgive all iniquity, And accept that which is good; So will we render for bullocks the offering of our lips.” And, (2 Chronicles 19.6) “and said to the judges: ‘Consider what ye do; for ye judge not for man, but for the L-RD; and [He is] with you in giving judgment.” As well, there is the passuk in this week’s parsha (Haftarah Toldoth) “For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, And they should seek the law at his mouth; For he is the messenger of the L-RD of Hosts.” Malachai 2.7

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Then of course Yeshki (Jesus) said, “[…], The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; [….]” Matthew 23.2, 3.

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