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“For Zion sake I will not be silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be still, until her righteousness emanates like a bright light, and her salvation blazes like a torch (lapid).”
The word “Lapid” is a title of Messiah with many deep meanings. Concerning the “lapid” of salvation, Radak (Rabbi David Kamichi 12th century) wrote: “Just as light is visible at a great distance, so too, your righteousness and salvation will be recognized universally.” It is noteworthy to mention that the word for “salvation” in Hebrew is the same word used for the Name of our Divine Messiah – Yeshua HaMoshiach, Peace be upon Him! Therefore, Lapid represents the blazing light; the shining torch of Yeshua HaMoshiach which will be recognized by the whole world, may it be soon and in our time, amen.
Concerning the term Lapid, the Midrash Rabbah Bereishis 30:8 states, “Thus is it written, A torch (lapid) scorned by the complacent, hardened ones, who are destined to stumblings of the feet. (Job 12:5). This is the meaning of the verse: The Holy One, blessed be He, said, ‘A single herald arose for Me in the generation of the Flood, that being Noah.’ The word lapid is interpreted to mean “herald” because it is customary there that they say instead of ‘Call him,’ ‘Lapid him’.” The comment to this passage reads, “Therefore a herald, whose job is to call out important messages, is called a Lapid.” What is the message of these Lapidim (Lapids)? The previous verse in Job (12:4) refers to צדיק תמים a “perfectly righteous one”. The Sages who authored the midrash above applied the title to Noah who was perfectly righteous in his generation איש צדיק תמים היה בדרתיו. However, where Noah was perfectly righteous in “his generation” our verse simply says “a perfectly righteous one”. Yeshua HaMoshiach alone is perfectly righteous. He is the Lapid and we proclaim His besorah (good news) as His Lapidim!
The first use of Lapid is in Genesis 15:17: “When the sun set and it became dark, behold, there was a smoking oven and a fiery torch (lapid) that passed between these pieces.” The phrase “and a fiery torch” is ולפיד איש, literally “and a torch of fire”. Our Sages (Midrash Rabbah Yitro) say that this is an allusion to the Torah referencing Exodus 20:15 “All the people witnessed the thundering and the lightning, and the sound of the shofar, and the mountain smoking. When the people saw it, they trembled and stood far off.” The word translate “lightening” is lapidim, literally “torches”. To the ancient Sages, the torch and the Torah are synonymous. In another midrash, the Lapid is synonymous with the Divine Presence as Rabbi Elie Munk writes, “The Divine Majesty descended in a torch of flame…and passed between the pieces”. Thus another aspect of Lapid is the Divine Torah and the Divine presence. The Torah and the Torch are One!
Go, therefore, make talmidim for Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach of all the nations, giving them a tevilah in a mikveh mayim in Hashem, in the Name of HaAv, and HaBen, and HaRuach Hakodesh , Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And hinei! I [Moshiach] am with you always, even unto the Ketz HaOlam Hazeh. Matt 28:19-20
And to see the Redemption of Israel. But Yisroel shall be saved in Hashem with a Teshuat Olamim (an everlasting salvation); ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded ad olemei ad (for all eternity). Yesh 45:17
הוא בני ישראל
אבל אם־נתהלך באור כאשר הוא באור הנה נתחברנו יחד ודם־ישוע המשיח בנו יטהרנו מכל־חטא׃
But if our halakhah is in the Ohr as He is in the Ohr, we have hitkhabrut (joining, adhesion, fellowship) with one another and the dahm of Yehoshua, HaBen of Hashem, gives us tohorah (purification, cleansing) from kol chet. 1Yn 1:7
The Restored original (1st-century pre-Christian) B’nai Ysrael Ha’Derech of historical Ribi Yehoshua before Roman Hellenist Apostasy of 135CE.
We as Netzarim follow Nosach Sefarad and Nosach Teiman because the Teimani (Yemenite) tradition–liturgy, halakhah, and culture–best reflects the 1st-century practices endorsed by Ribi Yehoshua. It is the oldest tradition, the least tainted by external forces, and therefore the closest to Har Sinai.
First and foremost Netzari Faith to provide a online Beit Kenesset and Yeshiva for Torah Study allowing us to follow our Jewish Heritage and Traditions as Torah-following B’nai Israel Ha’Derech Jews of the Way. Rabban Gamliel said: Provide yourself with a teacher and free yourself of doubt. Pirkei Avot 1:16 a
Second Netzari Faith to develop a cohesive קהל hitkhabrut for the 1st Century Restoration of the Original Faith of the Apostles Netzari Faith . Therefore, the talmidim must be steadfast in the Faith of Yeshua which is only found in the Assembly of Jerusalem, which belongs to Him forever. from the “Sha’ar Emet” about 100 CE.
Third Netzari Faith to provide an environment to educate, uphold and promote the Netzarim Fellowship and Worship of the 1st Century Assembly of Jerusalem. “Be deliberate in judgment, raise many students, and make a protective fence for the Torah. Pirkei Avos 1, Mishna 1(a)
“But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a ‘sect,’ so I worship the Elohim of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Torah and the Prophets.” Acts of the Shaliachim 24:14.
A Torah observant believer is one who understands that being Torah (Aurayta) observant is a very real and serious lifestyle. Torah observance is what we are, not what we do. It feeds our thoughts and all of our actions.
Those who claim to be Torah observant in the infancy of their faith may be mistaken about what that actually means, or they could be caught up in the “ritual” and the “imagery” of a community that is observant.
If you are not sure, then the Didache (Limudah) is something you should focus upon, and gradually begin acclimating yourself to what the Torah is and how it is to be observed in your current situation and culture.
It’s always best to never jump into something before having a better understanding of it. This isn’t to discourage those who are trying or struggling, but it’s more of a word of caution for newer believers, so they can study diligently, develop patience and finally, when the Holy Spirit says that it’s time, you will have a greater appreciation for the Torah, and by that time, it will have already become your lifestyle.