Free Religion

כִּי-זֶה כָּל-הָאָדָם

Religion unites the Jews in the country around common tradition and values.

The biggest question in Judaism

The biggest question in Judaism is not what you thought, “Is a giraffe kosher?”. The biggest question is the question itself, are we allowed as Jews to ask and answer ourselves?

When I search for the answer with the help of free thought, I first try my logic. The logic that activates the conscience, says that it makes sense that every adult person will be free to decide for himself how to behave, as long as he is within the law. And it’s also really nice that everyone interprets for themselves how to drive.

When I look for information about the answer, I first look for the answer, and indeed I found the answer, it was not said in Adam’s name.

Job Chapter 2

And Yahweh spoke again the Lord’s words to God, and Yahweh said to Eliphaz, “I am sorry for you, and you have not spoken to your people.” God is right

Genesis 27

And God created man

The sentences are among the most important in your entire book.

Job did not accept what was decreed to him, he asked questions and used his free thought against his fellow men and they told him that it is forbidden to ask questions and justice always exists.

Job consulted his fellow men just as we can consult a rabbi, or any other person, but the logic should be ours.

Job’s three wives had to make sacrifices to avoid punishment because they told Job to accept everything without asking questions. The verdict is that Job is right and his companions are wrong.

In Genesis it is written twice that we were created in God’s image, and the conclusion is that just as God has the ability to think beautifully, so do we humans, it is allowed and desirable for us to use it.

That is, it is right to use logic and not take everything for granted, to be free in thoughts and the reason we were created in the image, it is right to go with our truth and win. Job won.

Job asks that they listen to him, to his logic, and so he says in chapter 12:

b They are true, because you are a people; And with you, a wise death.

3 I also have a heart, like yours–I will not fall away from you; And there is nothing like these.

D Play for his neighbor, I will call to God, and he will answer; Worn out, innocent righteous.

Eliphaz tells Job not to think freely but to listen to the sages because “to them alone, the earth was given”:

1 And Eliphaz the Yemenite answered; And he said.

In the wise, understanding and spirit will answer; And he filled his belly.

3 He proves a thing, he will not be put in danger; And words, it will not be useful in them.

D af-ata, tefer yroa; And the conversation will be delayed, before God.

Because your iniquity will be tamed by your mouth; And choose, for naked tongues.

And I will inherit your mouth and not me; And your lips will answer you.

7 The first man, be born; And in front of the hills you are sick.

H. The secret of God, you will hear; And wisdom will come to you.

9 What did you know, and we did not know; Understand, and he is not with us.

Y Gam-Sav Gam-Yeshis Son – Greater than your fathers days.

O the least of you, give thanks to God; And speak, let it be with you.

12 What will your heart take you; And what will your eyes see.

13 Because you will return to the God of your spirit; And you took out of your mouth a saliva.

Yad mah-anosh because he will win; And to be right, born of a woman.

If they are holy, he will not believe; And the heavens, they did not win in his eyes.

16 Af, because we will be abhorred and enraged; A man who drinks like water.

17 Listen to me; And this is my front, and I counted.

18 What the wise will say; And they did not die, from their fathers.

19 To them alone, the land was given; And no stranger has passed among you.

The Naamatite trumpet tells Job in short: “You have no chance of understanding divine logic or how the world works.”

7 Seek God and you will find; If it’s up to you, you’ll find it.

8 High heavens, what will you do? A deep question, what do you know.

9 It is longer than the land of Meda; And wide, many seas.

There is a judgment about who is right and what is the spirit of the Tanach:

And it came to pass, after Yahweh spoke these words to Job; And Yahweh said to Eliphaz the Yemeni, My heart is bitter against you and between your people – because you have not spoken to me truthfully, like Job’s servant.

A conclusion in free thought is that the plain and simple wins, the fluff for the sophisticated. It is right to go with our truth to ask questions and give answers, yes to listen, yes to read and in the end to decide for ourselves, win and earn. Job won.

The sour cream is much more than sour cream

Why does chametz appear so much in your book?

Hametz appears many times in Tanach, therefore it is probably of great importance. Indeed, leavening bread has overwhelming health importance, if I had to bet what the thing that most affects public health in the world I would say that they don’t eat leavened bread. Wheat is responsible for the obesity of a large part of the world’s population and a host of diseases. Consumption of unfermented wheat, consumption of wheat at almost every meal together with genetic modification to increase yield does enormous damage to people’s health. But let’s go back to the sour test.

Here is what is written in your book

שׁבְ֣ת ימִים חְׂר ל֥א יִמַָּ֖א בְּתִּ֑מ קִ֣י ככּלַקֵ֣ל מחמצצ ונקרטות הנפפש ההוא֙ מעד֣ת ישרא֔ל בַּּ֣ט ובאזר֥ח the country

And they baked the dough that they brought out of Egypt He didn’t do it to them.

From the “reversal” tools of free thought it is easy to understand that the rest of the year was missed. This is a very important detail.The ancients all year missed the bread!

I asked a wise and special rabbi

I asked a rabbi if it is permissible to eat leavened Tef bread on Pesach?

This is the question, “Question” is one of the ten principles of free thought , it is unique and opens the door to an important matter.

He answered me that it is allowed, because leaven on Pesach only touches wheat.

But when I read the Tanakh, it is clear that the main point, in not eating chametz on Passover, is to simulate the haste of the Israelites, in eating bread, when they came out of Egypt. And no matter what kind of bread a Jewish person is used to eating, it seems reasonable according to free thinking, that on Passover he would not miss the bread to symbolize the haste of the Israelites. Here in the rabbi’s answer I understood that his Judaism is not my Judaism, but as part of the spirit of the Tanach I accept that we are all Jews, this is his interpretation.

I told him that all the breads in Israel are made without leavening today, except for isolated ones, so on Passover you can eat any bread, beasley, borax, because the dough is neither leavened nor sour.

This surprised him and after a second he replied that it is enough that the dough is outside for a few seconds and it is leavened.

Of course, this in my interpretation is not defined as a miss. Missing is at least a day or two and certainly not a few seconds. Matzah dough is also left a few seconds before the oven. This is pretty much the end of the interesting part of the conversation, after I made a surprised face. But I did realize that the world and I disagree on many things, not just me and the rabbi.

Bluff or not, where are the Ministry of Health and the experts?

The definition of chametz is Israel Bluff. The Ministry of Health does not at all understand what sour cream does or does not do, and also what sour cream is.

Bread is not leaven and kosher on Passover. I’m not a baker, a biologist, a bacteriologist or a professor, but in free thought I think I’ve come up with the story closest to reality.

The truth is sour

All the normal breads baked in Israel are not leavened because they were not leavened and paradoxically, they can be eaten on Passover. The Israelites and other ancients skipped grains so that they would be more nutritious for their bodies, and not because they just felt like it. They missed dough because they were probably more sensitive to their bodies than us, and also wanted to preserve the bread for longer. It is possible that they were more sensitive to wheat than us because they underwent less natural selection, after all, today another 3000 years have passed and today there are cures for stomachaches and health problems. They used sourdough, which is soaked flour and water, which when added to the bread preparation helps break down the toxins from the wheat husk and better absorb the vitamins from the grain. This healthy custom has passed from the world and industrial yeast is added to breads today so that they develop. This does not simulate the action of the bacteria in leavening. This is my free truth.

And your profit from free thought? Without profit there is no free thought, because profit is a tremendous motive to think freely, without profit we are just thinkers. Boring. Your profit is that if you only eat leavened breads, you will be healthier, there is no greater profit than that, the truth, as well as the Ethiopians who eat leavened tef, all year round, yes you heard correctly, salted tef all year round from the thinnest nations in the world, and this I know from watching that it is one of the principles of free thought.

Does free thought contradict the Tanakh?

Usually, “free thought” is mentioned in the context of contradicting religious beliefs and criticizing the religious establishment. If so, how can a person think freely and at the same time observe Shabbat? Or eat kosher? Or pray to God? Just because there is a commandment from the Torah? The answer to this is that when you exercise free thought, you come to the conclusion that there is a higher power, and when you read what is written in the Bible, you find that it is the only document that pushes us to values and unites us. Personally, I would probably not act for the common good without faith. The good is nature and the natural, as it is written: “Our days are new as before Of course, the interpretation of the mitzvot is done according to free thought and not according to accepted opinions.

For further reading, you will find beautiful sentences from the Bible here.

The spirit of the lion

In my opinion, the “higher intention” or “spirit of the Tanach” is more important than a single sentence or a single interpretation because there are contradictions in the Tanach and therefore the “spirit of the Tanach” is more important than a single sentence or interpretation. The Spirit of the Tanach is not a grammar of commandments, most of which are not written in the Torah. For example: the appearance of a repentant – tassels, wigs, black clothes – is not the most important thing, but his actions. And the knowledge of God, from above.”, “22 Because I did not speak to your fathers, nor obeyed them, in the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt–for the things of burnt offering, and sacrifice. 23 For if this is the case, I commanded them to say, listen to my voice – and I will be your God, and you will be my people; And you shall go in all the way that I shall command you, that it may be good for you.” A mouth from a good sacrifice, to listen to the milk of rams.” “Ya-17 Why do you offer me the majority of your sacrifices, says Jehovah, I am seven bulls of rams and milk of the lions; And the blood of cattle and sheep and blood, I did not desire…’. The “sacrifice” symbolizes the so-called small mitzvot, and from this it can be understood that the big intentions and the big deeds are the important ones. The book of Job summarizes the entire Bible in a great way, it is recommended to read Ofer Borin ‘s commentaries while reading the book itself.

Wisdom is the spirit of the Tanach and the way to achieve it is education and especially science and English studies. The spirit of the Tanach deals with integrity and love of people.

The good permeates and so does the bad

One of the things you see in your book is when good people are in power it brings more good people and when there are less good people it permeates the whole system. And this is a principle that also works in business, which is why the screening of people is so important, and of course the best will be at the top.

The basic principle of Judaism that it would be much better for everyone if everyone cared a little for others – should be firmly rooted in the education system and religious institutions.

Examples of the importance of smart and decent governance:

ב בְפ֣שֽׁע א֭רצ רבִ֣ים שְ֑יה ובְד֥ם מֵב֥ין יֹ Ἄδλωνδ֗עַ קֵּ֣ן ֽאֽרֽיךְ׃

ה אנשי-ר֭ע לֽא-יבִ֣ינו משפָּ֑ט ומבקְשֵ֥י יְ Ἄδλς הו֗ה יב֥ינו גּֽל׃


פו אֽרי-נ֭הם וְד֣ב שֵ֑ק מָּ֥ל רָ ἝἝσὸַ֗ע עַ֣ל עַמ-דָּֽל׃

קח בק֣ום ר֭שַעִים יַָּ֣ר אָ֑מ וּדוּסבְבְד֗מ ירב֥ו צדיקיֽים׃

In the multitude of the righteous, the people will rejoice; And in a wicked parable, Jonah will rest with a people.

D מ֗לךְ ב֭מִשְפָּת יֽעֲמִ֣יד א֑רְז וִ֖יש תְרומ֣וֹת יֶֽהְרְֽנָּ׃


18 When there is no vision, a people will riot; And he who keeps the Torah is blessed.

כור֭בים מבקשי֣ים פני-מושׁ֑ל ו ጝጝμήֽיהוּה משפעט-איֽיש׃


Proverbs 9

A אִ֣יש תֽ֭וקחָוֹת מקְשע-ֹ֑רִפ פּ֥תַע יִ ἐλόσμας ἀποὐν ἀποὐν ρμπֵּֽα

In plurals

D מ֗לךְ ב֭מִשְפָּת יֽעֲמִ֣יד א֑רְז וִ֖יש תְרומ֣וֹת יֶֽהְרְֽנָּ׃

ח֭שׁל מקְׁ֣יב על-דבר-שָב֑קר קָּֽלמַשְר֥֥יו רַשִֽים ׃ [The governor is reflected by the people around him]

Religion unites

Israel is the state of the Jews, and religion is the basis and the way to unite us Israelis around a common goal and path. This means that it is important to have a religious institution that will preserve the spirit of the Tanach. This is an educational and non-governmental institution.

To allow every person in Israel to behave as they wish as long as there is no harm to others.

Every resident will learn about Judaism

Studying the Bible and Judaism in all schools for the sake of unification and creating one common Israeli language.

Religion is a special way of maintaining tradition and values such as modesty, giving, truth and justice. Core studies – education – sports and nutrition should be rooted in all schools in Israel. Such a move will be good for the variety of currents and cultures in Israel and will be another element that brings together and unites the various groups in the education system. Core studies are well aligned with the spirit of the Bible, for example from the proverbs of chapter 4 “Wise head, buy wisely; And with all your buying, buy understanding.” There is no question that core studies impart wisdom.

A story I had in the association that I am a donor to, there was a debate about whether the first class of a school would be religious or not because they would have to wear caps and skirts. The dilemma was a stormy discussion in the executive committee of the association which is made up of volunteers who give their souls to the association and we even feared that some of them would leave because it goes against their principles of “freedom of religion”. At the end of the dilemma we discussed, we asked ourselves what was behind it and came to two conclusions that benefit the students:

1. Discipline and also the fact that sometimes we don’t just do what we want.

2. Modesty.

Therefore it is not terrible and even has advantages in it and we decided not to cancel or postpone the program and the establishment of the school because of this. After the volunteer executive committee saw these explanations, they supported the plan and even pledged to invest even more to realize it.

Saturday in Israel

Shabbat has religious and sacred importance, but it is also a day of rest for workers, a family day and a day that allows meetings and movement in the country. Everyone observes Shabbat in a different way, therefore Shabbat observance should be allowed without harming religious or secular people.

The IDF is well run from a religious point of view and provides an adequate response to all the populations that serve in it, and is a good place to connect all currents in one place. Those who serve in it should receive substantial benefits after their release.

A bad or good example?

The State of Israel should set an example for other nations on how to run a country. The phrase “light to the nations” is a beautiful summary of the goal and dream of the people of Israel – to excel, to be an example and model for other nations, and a source of national pride for us. “אני֧י יהוה קראת֥יקָֽ בצ֖דק ואחזֵ֣ק ביד֑קָ וְאַטָּרק֗ וְטפּנקָ לבְרָיט ע֖מ לא֥ור גִיֽמ” A good way for significant achievements is to allow intelligent (not necessarily Jewish) immigration to the State of Israel and to create a place that allows good and educated people to research, invent and develop all their ideas here in Israel. On smart immigration in the Free Thought project .

Click here for a folk interpretation of the entire Tanach.

Accessibility for everyone

The Tanach is written in an ancient language and this makes it difficult for many people to understand the scriptures. Even the interpretations are often unclear. Values, stories and a human spirit are embodied in the Torah, which I think even absolute secularists can benefit from.

A project that makes the Tanakh accessible and I support it is the Torah Treasury . Behind him stands one hard-working, humble and wise son who interpreted the whole of the Tanach in easy-to-understand popular terms. He is of course helped by various commentators. There are also books of his interpretations.

The greatest sin of all

“And you did not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and I did not listen to them in my voice, what did you do?” אְֵָ֥ש וָֹ֖ם מִפּנִיקֶ֑ם וְהי֤ו לקֶמ֙ לצִּ֔ים וּ֣הֵיִ֔ם יְהי֥ו לק֖ם למוקֽש’. [Insert the story of the covenant and punishment]. History shows that two peoples cannot sit together without war or pogroms, at the time of the Tanakh they realized this (late), it is really strange that the leaders of Israel in the last Israeli wars did not learn from history.There are humane ways both in war (easier) and in peace (more difficult) to separate nations.

about jealousy

There is a lot of preoccupation with punishing the wicked which stems from the bias of jealousy . It is much healthier and better to deal with the wages of the good ones.

An example of jealousy in Job chapter 11-24:

קא קִ֤י מֽה-חפצְ֣ו בבִיֹ֣ו אֽחֲר֑יו ומִסִּ֤֖ר הֳדָשָׁ֣יו ֻצָֽךו׃


גגג ז֗ה י֭מות בְ֣צם תֻמ֑וֹ קֻּ ἝἝσλּ֗ו שלאנ֥ן ושלֽיו׃

עד ע֭טיניו מָֽלְא֣ו חָל֑ב וֹמ֖חַ עְַמותָ֣יו ְשַֽׁה׃

An example of comparing yourself and not to others in Psalms chapter 40:

ס֣ור מ֭רא ואעשׂ-ט֑וב בַּג֖ש שָּ֖וֹם וְרְפֽהו

the integrity of the land

There is such a strong belief of a large part of the public in the integrity of the Land of Israel. I wish there was the same value for the perfection of Israel in the sense of maintaining the beauty of Israel and the cleanliness of Israel. In my opinion, the spirit of the lion is to preserve the beauty of the land: forests, the cleanliness of the cities, the beaches, the sea water, and the like, no less than its geographical integrity. Taking care of the beauty of Israel and maintaining the landscapes is easy compared to other things, but a large part of the traditional+ public was born with the assumption that the integrity of Israel in a geographical sense is the most important in the world.

Kosher is our way of knowing that the food we eat has been tested and also our way of respecting the food that nourishes our bodies, the earth, the animals and every substance that nourishes us. In the large food industry, animal cruelty laws were pushed aside because of the industrialization of the movement, without considering this important law. Examples of kosher problems related to animal cruelty: a. Chickens that are confined in a small cage their whole lives and are fattened in conditions of overcrowding, violence and daily death cannot be kosher. b. A cow lives in a barn in the feces of herself and other cows, whose baby was taken from her as soon as he was born before he had time to nurse once from his mother and she cries for him for weeks, suffers from continuous inflammation of the teats that are full of milk and hurts her all the time, unable to go out into the meadow, into nature, and receives only food Industrialized and dry instead of licking green and fresh grass – this cow is prey. c

third. “And you sat in your lap” – today cows and sheep do not

They give grass, but they give grains such as corn, soybeans and types of barley as a mixture

Let us use it, this is of course contrary to the verse in Sefer Deuteronomy [and contrary to the nature in which animals live

herbivorous] which is not

Double-edged: animals need to eat grass. How nice that the grass is the most

Healthy for cattle, and we cattle that ate grass are the healthiest unlike cattle

who ate a mixture. The interpretation of the verse is that God gave the animals grass to eat and so

We will of course be able to abstain from eating the animal.

the afterlife

“The next world” and “redemption” – we do not know what is in the next world, no one has returned from there to tell us, and the testimonies from people who experienced clinical death do not prove anything either. The next world and redemption are more of a parable than a belief in something real, and as we always do with free thought – we should treat them as such and not hang hope and actions on unfounded promises.

do not mix

Do not mix and maintain uniformity – אֽת-קוֹּתִי֮ תִּשוֹּיִ תִּשְרו֒ בהמטק֙ לֽא-טרבִ֣יא כלאִים טָֽׂדק֖ לֽא-טיזר֣ע קִּל֑יִים וב֤גד קִּלאִיִים ֙ שֽעְטְנִז ל֥א יֽעְ לֶ֖ה עָלֶֽיקָ׃ The spirit of the Tanach is not to mix many things together and this is especially true also: in construction and food. There is no uniformity in construction in Israel and in every neighborhood there are hundreds of types of houses. This damages the landscape and the construction costs of each house. In unhealthy food, mix many types of food together: carbohydrates with proteins/fats. In general, it is important to maintain uniformity and cleanliness, and it seems to me that this is the poet’s intention here.

Justice justice will be pursued, but how?

A sparkling legal system is a supreme value in your book and rightly appears in dozens of places. “Pursue righteousness, righteousness, that you may live and inherit the land that Jehovah your God is giving you”, “Judge the poor and the orphan, the poor and the ruler of righteousness.” Doing justice is a huge idea in the Bible that repeats itself from every direction. Here I wrote about a way to improve justice in the legal system . It is very easy to improve systems when there is technology [that is not used] and a conceptually fixed system [that is afraid of changes]. It’s just like a white man met Indians in America. In changing the legal system in the Land of Israel, I wonder where the believing people are? Do they not see the trampling of justice in changing the selection of judges or do they ignore the spirit of the Tanakh. where are they

“Restore our judges as at first, and our counselors as at the beginning, and take away from him sorrow and sighing, and reign over us, O Lord, in grace and mercy, and make us righteous in Judgment. “Blessed are you, O Lord, a king who loves justice and judgment.” Nature created us. So the beautiful request here is actually to return to the rule of nature. It makes a lot of sense.

The payment for preserving Judaism

As in the Tanakh period, there should be a group that will teach the people the Torah and customs.Today they are completely cut off from the people and live within themselves.

ז֣ה ׀ יתְּנ֗ו קּל-הָֽגֵר֙ אַל-הפַקִיט מֽקִשִיט השְזׁל בשְףקל הַּ֑דש שזר֤ים גּרא֙ השְקל מִקִש֣יט הָֽשֽל תרומ֖ה לֽיהוָֽ׃ hand 2 ֹּ֗ל הָֽגֵֵר֙ אַּ֗ל הָֽגֵֵר֙ אַל-הפְּקִים מבון עשר֥ים שְנ֖ה ומ֑עלה יְתֵ֖֗ן טורמ֥ת יהוָֽה׃ Tu הֽעשי֣יר לֽא-ירבִה והדַּ֙ ל֣א ימִִיט מֽמִחֲק֖יט HASHSH It’s easy to give to Jehovah 16 And you took the twenty-seventh of the unbelievers from the children of Israel י יְַׂרֵ֤ל לזיקְר֙ ֙ לְפְ֣י ְהו֔ה לקֵּ֖ר אל-נפשֽֽטיקֽקֽ. We need to build a mechanism in Israel to support the part that will preserve the “spirit of the Bible” in the country and the nation. It should be a mechanism that does not coerce but only educates to avoid a conflict of interest.

Is there or isn’t there?

Another question please

The question in this case is completely different. The question is whether the way and spirit of the Tanach is good for the Jewish people. When you look at the values of the Tanach and the stories of the Tanach, in my opinion the answer is completely clear and it is a huge yes. The Tanakh brought us to the Land of Israel and not to mingle among the nations. The idea of helping the weak, being a good person and pursuing justice is true for any era. I believe that everyone should decide for themselves what they believe or not believe. I don’t want to convince you that there is because I believe.

When I see nature it is clear to me that it is far beyond something random, or the best way to store energy as many physicists claim, there is something much bigger than that here.

the boy asks

My children ask “If there is, how can there be sick children and disasters happening in our world?” I changed the “question” to free thought, which is an important tool, worded like this basically “Why is there death in the world?”

The answer to this is simple, and is exactly what free thought comes to show, our destiny is in our hands. We were created in Tselem, meaning that this is a hint that like us no one wants to be involved all the time, think of us being told “These are the laws of nature, get along with them, and I will only intervene when I am really needed.” We are responsible for how our world looks, there are the laws of nature that science helps to understand.

Exactly if you were building a computer simulation of human-like creatures, you would really build them roughly as your image, and you wouldn’t interfere all the time either. Every once in a while you would eliminate some horrible character, maybe that’s what happens here.

The best of death

Death is not necessarily a bad thing, when you apply a free thought to “death” you realize that a world without death is a terrible world. The old must give way to the new. Create a world where nothing dies, it’s a terrible world. Nature is wonderfully cyclical. My son asked “So what happens to us after we die?”

My wife looked at me with an angry look, but I told her it was better for him to know my opinion.

I told him “everything alive eventually dies, and that’s good, it returns to dust or nothing…”.

He smiled and said “Then I will be dust in the end!”

I smiled back and my wife got upset.


19 ראשיׁ֖יט בִּקְרִי֙ ADמ֣תְק֔ תָּב֕יא בֵ֖יט יהו֣ה ֱלֶ֑יק לֽא-פבַּּ֥ל גדי בַּלֵ֥ב ימֽו׃

9. Go to God and take good deeds.

It seems that goats and their products are found in a large part of the Tanakh stories, but they have completely disappeared from Israel. You can’t find goat meat and most of the milk and yogurt sold is cow’s.

Science shows that the goat’s milk as well as its meat are more suitable for humans than cow’s milk and logically, goats are easier to raise. There is an advantage with goats that it is easier to look for grass with them and this prevents them from being fed a mixture of grains that do not match the natural food of the animals which is grass and not a mixture like today, as it is written:

Herzl cites Kohlat

It doesn’t seem to me that additional words will contribute, from the book Altneuland: And the words of our sages, are their brightness dimmed? No and no, they light our way, even though in days of happiness they are less visible to our eyes than in nights of distress, like all flames. And what does that mean? that we must instill in our consciousness that it is our duty to multiply beauty and wisdom on earth until our last breath; Because we are the earth; From where we came and where we will return. And Kohlat has already said, and we have nothing to add to his words: “And the land will stand forever…”

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