Testing the New OSS Open Live Writer

See http://openlivewriter.org/ and promoted by Scott Hanselman.

Let’s try some Hebrew using SBL BibLit font ….

בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ

It’s copied from here…MyHebrewBible.com StandaloneAlephTav

Here is some more text after the Hebrew…

Here’s an image…



Here’s an Adobe Flash (.SWF file) from my friend Bruria Harel


Need to find out how to embed this kind of file using OLW and WordPress Crying face


Brit Shalom for Judah and Ephraim

The intention of this blog post is to act as a landing page to enable people to make comments about this document Brit Shalom for Judah and Ephraim

Blog Update – December 18, 2015

I initially had the content of this document here, but thought it would be better to remove it and force people to download it from my website My Hebrew Bible.

Join the Band

They’ll be coming from four directions

Join together in the band

The band formerly known as the dirty dozen

Now known as the righteous twelve

Brought together by Brit Shalom

Join together in the band

This eclectic crew will go on tzur and rock this world

It’ll big a hit for malak in Shemima

Join together in the band

They got Big Dan the man banging on the drums

A beautiful hind sings the song

A calf playing harmonic and a lion roaring along

You gotta join together in the band

When you hear the shofar sounding

You’ll know where we’re going

  Cause it’s the time for knowing

Join together in the band


With apologize to The Who

I want my own StackExchange

As a database/web developer I use www.stackoverflow.com extensively and I greatly appreciate those who make up that community.  Being smart developers, the good people at Stack Overflow leveraged this idea and created Stack Exchange which allowed anyone to spin up there specific topic  Wikipedia like website.   The advantage is that you have the foundation / framework to operate an online community.

Stack Exchange is a network of 137 communities that are created and run by experts and enthusiasts like you who are passionate about a specific topic. We build libraries of high-quality questions and answers, focused on each community’s area of expertise

Where did Stack Exchange come from?

In 2008, Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky launched Stack Overflow, a site where programmers could help solve each other’s problems. Online. For free. Since then, millions of people have jumped at the chance to help a stranger. And thanks to those people like you, the Stack Exchange network has grown to include 137 different communities visited by over 98 million monthly unique visitors.

source http://stackexchange.com/tour

I would like to do one that supplements the commentary to www.MyHebrewBible.com.  The questions is what would I call my stack exchange?

  • American Birthright
  • Netserim
  • Sovereignty
  • Covenant Conservatism
  • Torah Equity
  • Torah Lawform
  • Two House

All of this terms can be found at http://www.myhebrewbible.com/Glossary

Out of the 137 sites that are based on  stackexchange, here are some  that I found interesting

Getting started

See FAQ link to see what it takes to get started.  Here is the “Area 51” home page http://area51.stackexchange.com/

The American Birthright

Must see video

I really enjoyed and appreciated the first few minutes of this video where Yoram Ettinger (website http://www.theettingerreport.com/) is being interviewed.  Here is a quote from him…

the whole idea behind life liberty and the pursuit of happiness goes back to the old testament which goes back to Exodus, is that liberty is god given it’s not human given

Pt1-The Exodus Conspiracy-Upcoming Motion Picture

It is great to get a second witness to what I’ve been saying for sometime.   I did learn something new about Federal. Cool! Hot smile see below.  I also added some definitions from my website www.MyHebrewBible.com


Birthright, American

Definition: Rights that emanate from CGUR (Creator Given Unalienable Rights).

Commentary: If CGUR are articulated in Torah, and these rights are only given to Israel, then ones American birthright ultimately traces back to their Israelite birthright. The first sentence of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence states "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." The only place in history that one can have rights from the Creator is Exo 20 at Mt. Sinai.

Source:  http://www.myhebrewbible.com/Glossary/Details/109


Etymology of Federal

federal (adj.)

1640s, as a theological term (in reference to "covenants" between God and man), from French fédéral, an adjective formed from Latin foedus (genitive foederis) "covenant, league, treaty, alliance," from PIE *bhoid-es-, from root *bheidh- "to trust" (which also is the source of Latin fides "faith;" see faith).

Secular meaning "pertaining to a covenant or treaty" (1650s) led to political sense of "formed by agreement among independent states" (1707), from use of the word in federal union "union based on a treaty" (popularized during formation of U.S.A. 1776-1787) and like phrases. Also from this period in U.S. history comes the sense "favoring the central government" (1788) and the especial use of the word (as opposed to confederate) to mean a state in which the federal authority is independent of the component parts within its legitimate sphere of action. Used from 1861 in reference to the Northern forces in the American Civil War.

source: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=federal



Definition: Acronym for Creator Given Unalienable Rights.

Commentary: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights. . ." This is the essence of the American birthright, and is what distinguishes us from all other nations.

source: http://www.myhebrewbible.com/Glossary/Details/100


Political Terms and Concepts

I love the contrast between these two terms.

Conservative, William F. Buckley

Definition: A political movement founded by William F. Buckley et. al. in the mid 1950’s. It was a coalition reacting to the liberal and leftist intellectuals who were dominate at that time.

Commentary: I think the most famous line uttered by WFB that describes my understanding of this definition can be seen by his famous saying "I stand atwart history yelling stop!" For a critique of and replace for this movement, see Conservative, Covenant.

source:  http://www.myhebrewbible.com/Glossary/Details/165

Compare the previous term with this one that I made up and that I subscribe to.

Conservative, Covenant

Definition: A proposed movement based on the fundamental values of America, specifically CGUR found in the Declaration of Independence. This movement is first and foremost based on Law/Religion and secondly those things political. No discussion of something that is essentially a political question can be addressed unless it is in alignment with rights that come from the Creator. This movement differs from the WFB Conservatism in many ways. WFB Conservatism was for the most part a political coalition, and the things of law/religion were either secondary issues or tried to be resolved through political lenses. Any questions of law/religion were handled at best in a vague and abstract way.

Commentary: First off a fundamental question needs to be asked, what is it that conservatives are trying to conserve? To me it is to conserve the notion, founded in the Declaration of Independence, that all Americans ‘…are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed’. Therefore the duties and responsibilities first and foremost of all levels of Government, e.g. the United States Federal government, is to protect those rights.

source: http://www.myhebrewbible.com/Glossary/Details/166

Hey Gruber, who you calling stupid?

In the House of Representatives on November 7th 2009, the vote on the bill called the “Affordable Health Care for America Act” was passed with 219 votes from the Democrats  (39 opposed) and only one vote from a Republican (176 opposed) Source

In the Senate on December 29, 2009 The Health Care Reform bill passed in a 60-39 party line vote.   As CNN said “Every member of the Democratic caucus backed the measure; every Republican opposed it”.

These respective bills became what’s called “Obamacare” and every Republican voted against it except 1 which works out to 99.5 % (215/216) … A most partisan vote with the Republicans in clear opposition.

MIT Professor Gruber’s infamous “stupidity of the American voter” comment is clearly not referring to Republican voters because their representatives overwhelmingly opposed it becoming law.  If this group of voters and their representatives don’t support what your doing from the get go all the way to the final vote then they were never persuaded by Mr. Gruber’s arguments.

A scene from the Movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

As Blondie and Tuco seek out to kill the bad guy known as Angel Eyes they come across a note that he left.  Tuco sees the note first and struggles to read its simple message. Blondie takes the note from him and reads what it says … “see you soon, idiots”.  Blondie realizes it’s not meant for him so he says to Tuco “It’s for you”.

Jonathan Gruber’s looking at you Tuco! You know him, that’s the guy with the noose around his neck with his stupid face on.


YouTube Video.


Matthew 5: 17-20 Interlaced with Hebrew Translation

These are some of the most powerful verses in the Bible.  Here is a blog of them including a Hebrew translation (source).


Mat 5:17

אַל תַּחְשְׁבוּ כִּי בָאתִי לְהָפֵר הַתּוֹרָה אוֹ הַנְּבִיאִים לֹא לְהָפֵר בָּאתִי כִּי אִם-לְמַלְּאֹת

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Mat 5:18

כִּי הֵן אָמֵן אָנֹכִי מַגִּיד לָכֶם עַד אֲשֶׁר הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ יַעֲבֹרוּן לֹא תַעֲבֹר יוּד אַחַת מִן-הַתּוֹרָה אַף לֹא קוֹץ אֶחָד עַד כִּי-כֻלָּם יָקוּמוּ

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Mat 5:19

לָכֵן כָּל-הַמֵּפִיר אַחַת מִמִּצְוֹת קְטַנּוֹת אֵלֶּה וְהוֹרָה כָזֹאת לַאֲנָשִׁים נִקְלֶה יִקָּרֵא בְּמַלְכוּת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָעֹשֶׂה אֹתָן וּמְלַמֵּד לַעֲשׂוֹתָן נִכְבָּד יִקָּרֵא בְּמַלְכוּת הַשָּׁמָיִם

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Mat 5:20

וַאֲנִי אֹמֵר לָכֶם אִם לֹא-תִגְדַּל צִדְקַתְכֶם מִצִּדְקַת הַסּוֹפְרִים וְהַפְּרוּשִׁים לֹא תָבֹאוּ לְמַלְכוּת הַשָּׁמָיִם

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.