20 Kislev - Separation


On this day Ezra urged the people of Israel who returned to the Land, to get rid of the foreign influences and separate from the foreign wives and children who chose to hold to other deities.


There are such deep dynamics hidden on this date. Foreign wives (spouses) amongst the children of Israel always let to idolatry. The offspring of these unions spiraled Israel away from G-d. As part of the Divine Reboot, be ready for these foreign dynamics to be challenged.

(Ezra 10:3-4)

וְעַתָּה נִכְרָת-בְּרִית לֵאלֹ-הֵינוּ לְהוֹצִיא כָל-נָשִׁים וְהַנּוֹלָד מֵהֶם, בַּעֲצַת אֲדֹ-נָי, וְהַחֲרֵדִים, בְּמִצְוַת אֱלֹ-הֵינוּ; וְכַתּוֹרָה, יֵעָשֶׂה. קוּם כִּי-עָלֶיךָ הַדָּבָר, וַאֲנַחְנוּ עִמָּךְ: חֲזַק, וַעֲשֵׂה
Now, therefore, let us make a covenant with our G-d to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of the L-rd, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our G-d; and let it be done according to the law.
Arise
for the matter is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, and we are with you; be of good courage, and do it.'

  • A commandment from G-d

  • A covenant!

  • A responsibility

  • A call to ACTION

Separation affects Sanctification. Sanctification enables you to come up higher.

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