Holding Up a Mirror to Christians

Holding Up a Mirror to Christians

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hello I'm Doreen Ellen built of tongue and spot in this reel I've heard I don't know if it's true that there is a a Shinto temple in Japan that has in its its inner sanctum there a mirror and on
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that mirror in the four corners of the mirror written the four letters of the name of Hashem I don't know if that's true I've never seen it I understand that it's not shown to everyone it is interesting to me because Shinto is it that those are the last two letters of the Hebrew alphabet so I kind of wonder if there aren't some some Jewish memories there the idea of having a
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mirror held up to us especially a mirror with God's name on it it's very very compelling to me and like that imagery I'm going to hold up a mirror to Christians because based on the comments that I'm getting on my videos I understand that there's quite a gap
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between how you see yourselves and how we Jews see you so I'm going to have an analogy here in that I hope will help you understand how you look to us I don't speak any Japanese I find Japanese culture very interesting and very beautiful in many ways I've read some of Basho's haiku translated into
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English and it has a very Japanese kind of a flavor to me but of course I'm reading at mingling and I have no access to to the original Japanese one would think that if I were really to be serious about understanding what the show is saying that I would undertake a serious study of the Japanese language in Japanese culture and Japanese history
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at the time in which he lived and I might even go to Japan and I would certainly want to talk to someone who was descended from basho or who has learned by showing the original Japanese and learned from them but what if I approach things differently what if having learned by show in English I
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became absolutely convinced that the version of the show that I was holding was actually the true and correct one that somehow in translation the real intention of what he meant and who he was was transferred to me and all of the people in Japan had no idea what Russia was really saying and I was going to go
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to Japan and enlighten them because those poor fools didn't understand a single solitary thing reading by show and Japanese and I was going to go there with my American accent and with my English and I was going to teach them now imagine that I took on for the sake of doing this a Japanese sounding name or at least sounds Japanese to me right so I looked
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through them maybe ten words and Japanese that I know and I decide to call myself I don't know Suzuki teriyaki and I toddle off to Japan and I knock on the fit on the door of the family of basho and they're kind enough to open up the door and I'm standing there and I say hello my name is su zukie teriyaki and I've come to talk to you about basho now if they're very very nice people and
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they probably are and polite although I look terribly deluded to them they'll probably invite me in for a cup of tea and they will try to reason with me and they'll invite me because they see that I'm truly interested in Basho he'll invite me to learn Japanese with them they'll invite me to learn the benefit of what has been transmitted to them through their family lines about basho
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so they're going to open up their hearts and offer me the real thing of what I appear to be interested in but I don't respond positively I say no no you don't understand I'm not coming here to teach to learn from you I'm coming here to tell you that you completely do not understand this and I'm going to tell you the truth at this point by shows family find me a
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little bit less pleasant to be with and they might start to take the tea cups away you know and make me understand that I'm no longer welcome there then I I go off and I begin to to dis Basho's family I begin to say those stupid fools I went there to them with the truth about who by show really is and they rejected me how could they reject me I
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know the truth they don't know anything about their own culture their own history in their own language coming through the transmission of their own family lines I am the one who knows and I am going to now start to apply force to try to get them to see things properly and I begin to slander them and when I see that that doesn't work I
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begin to threaten them maybe I burned down one of their houses maybe I try to kidnap one of their children to indoctrinate them into this new way of understanding Basha and maybe I'm threatening them with eternal pain and agony and misery and and every horrible thing if they don't see things my way am I going to convince them at
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this point they not only know that I'm demented I'm no longer the cute version of demented I'm the dangerous version of them of demented and the sad part of all of this is that I had gone to the people who could give me what I really wanted if I was genuinely devoted to Basha but if what I was really devoted to were my
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own delusions my own delusions of grandeur and a feeling of superiority and a feeling of importance and a feeling of arrogance then the people who could give me the healthy version of what it is that I'm doing understand that there's nothing that they can do to help me that is exactly the position in which
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the Jews find themselves visa vie the Christian world we see that you're starving to death morally we're looking at you as vegans look at people on an unhealthy diet and we see that you're starving we want to give you the real thing I don't know how many times I've heard Christians say but believing in the issue is the only way
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that we can have any connection with God and the Jews won't teach us the secrets of the Torah well how can we after you've come at us with demented violence how can we we are in the unenviable position of having everything that you need and want and wanting to give it to you for free there's nothing that we like better than teaching Torah this is our daily bread right let them cook this is how we live
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our daily bread is the Torah that we receive from Hashem and we share it with others this is our idea of a good time in fact the Jewish concept of what heaven is is precisely that where everybody who loves to learn Torah gets together over this great big feast of knowledge and wisdom and everybody shares what they have prepared in this world and we have this great big backlash of karma of wisdom forever this
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is our idea of heaven and I don't know that that's your idea of heaven it's our idea of heaven and quite frankly I don't know if there really is any other heaven but this is what we want to give this is what we have to give but we cannot give it to you when you come at us with a lot of capitalizations and exclamation
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and you come at us with with with hebrew ish kind of names you know that you've taken on and you come to me and you tell me my name is John my name is Barnabas my name is Jedediah and I've come to tell you about God the minute you do that it's me coming to the budget to the family of bozos door and saying hello I'm Suzuki teriyaki so as soon as open my mouth they understand that they're
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not dealing with somebody you know was like playing with a full deck right this is the way we see you and the sad part of it is we can give you that whole deck but it has to be from a position of your recognizing that you need to learn from us not to teach us if I'm going to really learn by show I have to have the
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humility to say okay I've tasted a little bit of what he's on about in English but obviously this can't possibly be the same thing I have to be willing and humble enough to put myself in the position of a three year old Japanese child and begin to learn the Japanese alphabet and do my best to pronounce things as they teach me to do it and to learn from them I'm going to have to be a student for a long time
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before I even get to the basics it's the same thing with with becoming healthy we cannot give you the organic salads that are going to cleanse your body if you're sitting there and eating a pizza and a frozen chocolate cake and you won't let that go no I I need the salad I'm dying for the salad I'm dying for nutrients but I can't let this go okay I bet I'll have nothing you must let that go in
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order for the healthy stuff to get in the real stuff to get in now obviously you don't go from zero to 60 you don't go from eating a frozen cheesecakes friend and to doing a juice fasts and one day because the detox will be too fast obviously we're not going to teach you the inner of the inner of the inner of the inner Dora you have to earn our trust you have to learn the basics it's going to be a long
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process it's not that we're not willing to give it to you but you're gonna have to work for it I am 61 years old I have been doing this for 61 years and you're not going to come to me with absolutely no net knowledge of Hebrew no knowledge of Jewish history never having learned and under Jewish tutelage and trying to tell me about God there are a million things
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I'm willing to learn from you about first of all from your life experience the benefit of your life experience I can never argue with that I can't tell you what you've experienced and what you've learned from it and willing to learn that I'm willing to learn your your your arts and your crafts and how to be healthy and willing to listen to to your experiences of having travelled and so forth and so on there are so many things that we can talk about but the
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one thing that I will not and I cannot do is feed into your delusion that you have something to teach me about Torah no Jew is good it's going to do that it's just no Jew who has ever learned real Torah is ever going to look at that John or or or Daniel or or Ray Peter way and and and and take you seriously and
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start to learn from you you don't even know what your names mean you can't even pronounce them neither can you write them in ebrill of course you look phony to us you look exactly to us like the whites that get dressed up as Indians on Halloween there's also a matter of cultural appropriation which nobody likes in our eyes you look just like that that white person who smeared some some some makeup on their face put a check and feather in their head
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and said I'm an Indian if you're serious about God you're just going to have to detox from the religious junk food that you've been eating right tastes like orange juice but it's not orange juice it's orange flavored junk right it tastes like chocolate but it's not chocolate it's maybe got 2% chocolate in it and the rest of it is white sugar and artificial flavorings and preservatives
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you're gonna have to give that up if you want the real thing but neither can i play with you and make you think that I'm really taking you seriously on your terms I cannot accept what you have to say in a foreign language with a name that you cannot pronounce about my tradition this is this is off the table this is absolutely not not we can we cannot start on that basis if you want
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what we have you will simply have to have the humility to say you were wrong we were right and come and learn from us this is my last-ditch attempt to try to reach you if I go any further than this it becomes codependent and really like unhealthy and so forth and so on there are other rabbis that are trying to to reach you that have not that I'm saying I'm a rabbi I'm not a rabbi I
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mean there are other Jews who are rabbis who are dedicating their lives to be able to to reach Christians more I'm going to put it into they're very very capable hands rabbi towba is wonderful I'm office if I haven't made a contribution then I'll just have to admit that I can't reach you and pray to God that there are other
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Jews who can thank you for listening

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