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Putting Devekut Back into Torah Observance

Putting Devekut Back into Torah Observance
By James Trimm


In a recent blog I made the case that the true foundation for Pharisaic Judaism was that of observing the Torah in sincerity, not simply as an empty observance. As we read in the Mishna:

“Be not like servants who serve their master
for the sake of wages, but be like servants who serve their
master with no thought of a wage – and let the fear
of Heaven be upon you.”
(m.Avot 1:3)

I cover this foundational concept of Pharisaic Judaism in my detail in my blog “Foundations of Pharisaic Judaism”
http://nazarenespace.ning.com/profiles/blogs/foundations-of-pharisaic

So if we do not observe Torah as one wishing to earn something, what is our motive? The Torah answers this question:

…you shall diligently keep all of these commandments
which I command you, to do them, to love YHWH your Elohim,
to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him.
(Deut. 11:22)

You shall walk after YHWH your Elohim,
and fear him, and keep his commandments,
and obey his voice, and you shall serve him,
and cleave unto him.
(Deut. 13:5 (13:4))

We must observe Torah as one cleaving to YHWH. The Hebrew word for “cleaving” is DEVEKUT. When we observe Torah it should not be an empty act, but an act of DEVEKUT, of cleaving or communiion to YHWH.

When we observe Torah, it must not be an empty act of observance, or one simply aimed at earning something (even “Salvation”) but it must be an act of cleaving to YHWH. Torah observance with the right intent brings us more into attachment with YHWH.

So next time you perform a mitzvah (commandment) don’t forget to perform it with DEVEKUT.

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James Trimm
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You can donate by going to the chip-in counter at http://www.nazarenespace.com; or donations can be sent by paypal to donations@wnae.org

Donations can also be made out to “Nazarene Judaism” and sent to:

Nazarene Judaism
PO Box 471
Hurst, TX 76053


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Comment by Barz Ganya on October 3, 2010 at 1:03pm
"the reward for a mitzvah is a mitzvah"

http://www.jewfaq.org/10.htm

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