Thursday, April 24, 2014


By Evelyn Haies, ©April 24 2014
They say not to embarrass the Jew by reporting his misdemeanors
However, the Holy Tanach is the full of stories of the schemers
The tellers of false tales, thieves, murderers, all that is  gory
To remind His people to be righteous; that misdeeds are not glorious.

Many say to hide the evil amongst us so as not to shame His people
However, the Holy Book is a document of evil and libel
The Cains, the Ishmaels, the Esaus are guilty of killing, stealing, misdoing
The selling of Josef reminds His people of the pain  of pursuing evil.

Hashem has given a protocol for deeds and actions.
However, those off the derech must repent or suffer the ramifications
Infractions by the cohanim are the most unholy, are tumah
Misactions by all are a desecration of Gd’s name and cause trauma,

The Commandments are a roadmap for living
And self criticism is a means of teaching His directions
Corruption, Disruption, misgiving lead to an eruption from defection
Remember, not abiding magnifies floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, mudslides

Let us criticize, demonize, punish to prevent the demented
Let us praise those who raise the nation to apprehend those who disregard His laws
Let us praise those who raise their children to keep the laws as He intended
Remember, there are special days for counting and appraising.

As we count the Omer keep a record to welcome Shavous
There must be restriction, depiction, conviction, eviction
There must be alleviation, revelation, elevation
Remember there is wrong, and there must be a righting of wrongs.

The Jew has a responsibility to elevate Gd
However, disregard for HaShem, one’s fellow man, the laws and the lessons
Is because of the failure to blame, disdain, shame and correct the derelect

Teshuva is the selection for rectification; only with disclosure can there be reclamation

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