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Issues Issues Volume 1 Number 6 Entering The Covenant

Entering The Covenant

Part of being a Jewish male involves entering the covenant through circumcision on the eighth day of life.

My father had three daughters and, therefore, never had the opportunity to have a bris" and say the words:

"Blessed art thou O Lord, King of the Universe, who hast sanctified us by Thy commandments and hast enjoined us to make him enter the covenant of Abraham our father."

Likewise, the relatives couldn't respond with:

"As he hath been made to enter the covenant, so may he also be made to enter the study of Torah, the huppah, and the performance of good deeds."

Yes, I was just a girl—no bris, no bar mitzvah, none of the ceremonies he held so dear. Yet I, too, was given the birthright of my people. If my father were alive today, I could tell him that I did enter the study of Torah, God's holy book. And through my searchings, I, too, can bless the Lord God of Israel who "hast enjoined me to enter into His covenant"—the Promised Covenant:

"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:

But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more."
-Jeremiah 31:31-34

No longer need circumcision be just an outward sign.

"Just Think of it Harry—Not Even Marcus Welby Can Perform OPEN HEART CIRCUMCISION—Only God."

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0 # Nathaniel 2013-03-23 10:52
Eli, why would it be a bad thing to mention Yeshua in the Jeremiah source? Clearly, you see God speaking through the Prophet Jeremiah of the in dwelling of the Holy Spirit which is placed in every new Believer in His Son Yeshua the Holy One of Israel! I pray the Lord will open your spiritual eyes to see the TRUTH of Yeshua and His Love for you!
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0 # Eli 2006-01-31 15:46
Impressive. This is the first article I've seen in this site that didn't openly misquote the Torah or mention Jesus explicitly. I just hope you don't mix Jesus in with your Jeremiah source, as that would probably be a bad thing.
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