THE ANTICHRIST WANTS TO GET RID OF THE JEWS
To help you understand the message in which I am trying to convey, let me explain briefly who the Jews are because due to false allegations that the Christians have laid against the Jews most people now see the Jews as those who are against the messiah, or fierce enemies of Christianity.
The Jews are the descendants of Abraham, the father of Isaac and Jacob. The word “Jew” is derived from the name “Yehuda,” which was the name given to one of Jacob’s twelve sons. Formally, the name used to describe the Jews was “Children of Israel” or “Israelites” (Exodus 12:37), which indicates that the people are the offspring of Jacob, who was also called Israel (Genesis 32:28). In his site (jewfaq.org), Tracey R. Rich, explains “The word “Jew” (in Hebrew, “Yehudi”) is derived from the name Judah, which was the name of one of Jacob’s twelve sons. Judah was the ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel, which was named after him…”. Other sources, however, say that the word “Yehudim” means “People of G-d,” because the first three letters of “Yehudah” are the same as the first three letters of G-d’s four-letter name. Originally, the term Yehudi referred specifically to members of the tribe of Judah, as distinguished from the other tribes of Israel. However, after the death of King Solomon, the nation of Israel was split into two kingdoms: the kingdom of Judah and the kingdom of Israel (I Kings 12; II Chronicles 10). After that time, the word Yehudi could properly be used to describe anyone from the kingdom of Judah, which included the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi, as well as scattered settlements from other tribes. The most obvious biblical example of this usage is in Esther 2:5, where Mordecai is referred to as both a Yehudi and a member of the tribe of Benjamin” (Tracey R. Rich- Judaism 101).
Judaism: ~Some people define Judaism as the religion of the Jews, but Judaism is not a religion like Christianity, Islam etc. “Judah–ism,” simply means being a Jew. Part of being Jewish involves embracing the spiritual truth [the divine instructions] that God revealed to the entire nation of Israel at mount Sanai. The first five books of the Hebrew Bible known as Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy) serves as a guideline for the children of Israel. Although the Jews are one people, theologically they have diverse branches or sects. For instance, the Jewish groups in ancient time were Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, and the Zealots- Additionally, in the first century -the Jews who accepted that Yehoshua was the messiah of Israel were a sect called the Nazarenes by the Jews who refused to accept Rabbi Yehoshua as the Jewish messiah. Jewish parties in the middle ages included the Karaites and Rabbinical Judaism; Rabbinical Judaism is said to be the continuation of the Pharisees.
Presently, Rabbinical Judaism are divided into Chasidic, Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative. The most important of all Jewish prayers is, “Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad” (Hear O’ Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One – Deuteronomy 6:4-5). This prayer is a declaration of faith and a pledge of allegiance to the Holy, One God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The observant Jews recite the Shema Israel twice daily as a commandment given to the Jewish people; it is said upon rising in the morning and before going to sleep at night. The Shema Israel is the first prayer taught to Jewish children and it is the last words Jew says before death.
The first five Maimonides’ 13 Principles of Jewish Faith is based on Shema Israel: (1). I believe by complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, is the Creator and Guide for all created beings. He alone made, makes, and will make all that is created. (2). I believe by complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, is a Unity, and there is no union in any way like Him. He alone is our God, who was, who is, and who is to be. (3). I believe by complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, is not a body, is not affected by physical matter, and nothing whatsoever can compare to Him [or be compared with Him]. (4). I believe by complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, is the first and is the last. (5). I believe by complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, to Him alone is it fitting to make prayer and to another prayer shall not be made. IDOLATRY is one of the greatest sins in Judaism. To be continued…