A Frankist Confession Monday, Nov 23 2009 

Reb Shmuel son of our Master Rabbi Shlomo Segal, with crying and profuse tears: Gentlemen (rabotai), first I confess before you how I denied the entire Torah: I did not observe the Sabbath, I smoked tobacco on the day of Sabbath, I ate non-kosher meat (treyfut). I did not transgress with a married woman in practice, only on fantasizing about it (hirhur eishet ish). I hugged and kissed Chaya the wife of Hershil Shabtis [daughter of Elisha Shor of Ruhumin] approximately six times, [but] in actuality I did not do anything[else] with her. She told me, You are not worthy to deal with me, for I believe in Shabtai Tzvi, and my father, also my grandfather, and my uncle, they all believe, [but] you still did not learn much Torah, you do not have this privilege (zchiyah). Once, I propositioned her to sin, [and] she responded, Did you learn today Song of Songs (Shir HaShirim) like me? How are you permitted to do such a holy [act]?

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Letter to a Turkish Ma’aminim, and the Power of Ruach HaKodesh as invoked by Abba Sunday, Nov 22 2009 

DONMEH WEST

Neo-Sabbatian Quote of the Day:

 Discussions in Virtual Time:  

 “Letter to A Turkish Believer”

 
B”H

Dear B,

I think [my attached comments to Rav Salamon Nasi] set an example for those who believe as we do that we must not be made to feel ashamed of who we are or be intimidated by religious sectarians and, most especially, their leaders.

What we have spoken here also sends a message to those religious sectarians and their leaders that they cannot intimidate or shame us — that we take direction from God, not them — and that any efforts on their part to publically shame or intimidate us will rebound back on them.

God promised my forefather Jacob (for whom I am named, after all), “Those who curse you I will curse, and those who bless you I will bless.” I thank God that He has made, makes and will continue to make it so.

Abba Yakov Leib

DONMEH WEST

With Rav Salamon Nasi of Turkey

 

[NOTE: Following exchange is between Reb Yakov Leib and Rav Salamon Nasi, leader of the Orthodox Jewish Hasidim of Turkey. [That is, those who are violently opposed to Sabbatai Zevi and Neo-Sabbatian Kabbalah.] It was initiated by Rav Salamon when he joined Yalhak’s group, “Neo-Sabbatian Ma’aminim,” and registered to attend his weekday morning classes on the Zohar,]
 
REB YAKOV LEIB: Shalom Respected Rav. I’m pleased to see that you have honored me by becoming a Facebook friend, joining my group of “Neo-Sabbatian Ma’aminim” and planning to attend my lectures on the Zohar.I am honored but, at the same time puzzled. I wonder why a Gadol[Great Rabbi] such as yourself would want to associate with a heretical ignoramus like me.

If it is to debate, then I will tell you, with all respect, what Jacob Frank told others,

“I know nothing of Torah and Talmud, mitzvot and rituals.”

I know and teach nothing about Judaism, or any other religion for that matter; I only know and teach about G_d as He reveals Himself directly to me, not through the teachings of Judaism or any other religion, but directly by dreams and visions and the voice of the Ruach HaKodesh [Holy Spirit]. “I bless Yaweh, who is my counselor, and in the night my inmost self instructs me.” (Psalms 16:7)

I have no desire to convince anyone of, or to convert them to anything, least of all to what I believe and teach. In fact, I am not even certain I am “right” — but I leave that for God, not others, to decide.

Truly, as you say, we are judged by God every day, and I submit myself to His judgment and not to that of men. What I do, I do to please Him, not others, and He, not they, will decide whether or not I have succeeded.

If I am wrong, then let God punish me. If others are wrong, then let God punish them. It is not for us to decide, but Him, and I surrender with a glad heart to His judgment.

With All Respect,

Yakov Leib ben Moshe HaKohain

RAV SALAMON NASI: Shalom Reb Yakov. Thank you for your polite message. It was poor judgment given with unpure thoughts — allow me to withdraw my request to attend your lecture.
 
 Have I, all of a sudden, forgotten that only G_d may change the hearts of the resha’im [evil doers]? Many nowadays believe that “causality” is the basis of all daily actions. Have I now become one of them? In fact there is not necessarily any connection between phenomena that usually occur in a certain order. Instead G-d has ordained that certain phenomena shall always occur in a certain order. Thus my role is inferior from being insignificant compared to His will.
You are and I am, what He wills. Therefore, I can only, but only, remind you that we all must repent now, immediately, as there is not much time. Even a rasha gamur [totally evil person] may repent and appear before his death as a addigamur[totally holy person]. 
Even a If I am wrong, I pray for His mercy to turn my heart to His right path. If the others are wrong, I can only but pray for G_d’s mercy upon them.

Best,

 R. S.Nasi

REB YAKOV LEIB: Rav: Yes, you have forgotten.
 
 
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Majnun and Laylah Sunday, Nov 22 2009 

Please note that the Story of Majnun and Laylah mentioned in the piece of Poetry by Rumi was not only the Inspiration for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but also for Eric Clapton’s song “Laylah”.

Majnun Layla means ‘driven mad by Layla.’ This may also be taken to mean “Driven Mad by Darkness”.

Some information on this rather interesting story is found in the following links:

http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/sunrise/49-99-0/mi-jcok.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layla_and_Majnun

 

 

Links discussing Sabbateanism Sunday, Nov 22 2009 

A few links discussing Sabbateanism:

sites.google.com/site/perarduaaddeus/theburdenofsilence

http://lightofagoldenday.blogspot.com/

http://www.donmeh-west.com/

http://sevenfatcow.wordpress.com/

http://www.mindspring.com/~hellfire/bishop/

http://www.porges.net/Frankists.html#feec

http://www.antiqillum.org/

http://cliffordshack.com/jewsfreemasonspreface.html

 

Rumi Poetry Saturday, Nov 21 2009 

God has given us a dark wine so potent that,
drinking it, we leave the two worlds.

God has put into the form of hashish a power
to deliver the taster from self-consciousness.

God has made sleep so
that it erases every thought.

God made Majnun love Layla so much that
just her dog would cause confusion in him.

There are thousands of wines
that can take over our minds.

Don’t think all ecstasies
are the same!

Jesus was lost in his love for God.
His donkey was drunk with barley.

Drink from the presence of saints,
not from those other jars.

Every object, every being,
is a jar full of delight.

Be a connoisseur,
and taste with caution.

Any wine will get you high.
Judge like a king, and choose the purest,

the ones unadulterated with fear,
or some urgency about “what’s needed.”

Drink the wine that moves you
as a camel moves when it’s been untied,

and is just ambling about.

-Poems by Rumi

Chartered, Warranted, and Blessed Today Friday, Nov 13 2009 

Today we were chartered as a Free Illuminist Body under Memphis and Misraim. We were given a Warrant for Golden Dawn work, and blessed in our endeavors by the Donmeh.

Thank you to everyone!

A list of other Free Illuminist bodies may be found under the heading “Pages”.

Asariah