Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Where is Bnei Hham's Torah?

Many will argue that the original Jews were Black or Brown people.  And that seems pretty logical.  But I want to focus my attention on Bnei Hham.  They are also a Black/Brown people.  But they get a bad rap.  It's as if they are almost the exact opposite of the Jews!

One is considered blessed.  The other is considered cursed.  Now I would like to introduce a new idea:  that perhaps both are blessed/cursed depending on what they do with their gifts.

Let's review the stories:

In the case of the Jewish people:

The left Egypt, traveled through the desert and come on the Mountain Sinai.  There they heard lightening and saw thunder -- miracles and Moshe came down with the Torah Tablets.  Now this Torah can only be written on skin -- usually it's written on cow skin.  They said na'ase v'nishma (we will do and we will hear).  Anti-semitism came into the world.

In the case of bnei Hham:

Hham left with his family to enter the ark.  There there was a precious stone above to send down light.  Hham had intercourse (please note, very often when they talk about "intercourse" its like a form of getting to know or knowledge: so we can say he gained some knowledge very intimately there).  Because of this he is stricken in the skin.  He comes out of the ark and witnesses Noah drunk and naked.  He does something to Noah - some say he castrated him and then calls his brothers.  Noah wakes up from his stupor and curses out Hham and/or Canaan.

Let's compare:

Jewish people go up Mt. Sinai
Hham people go into the ark

Jewish people have a revelation
Hham people gain intimate understanding

Jewish people are given a Torah that can only be written on skin
Hham people are striken in the skin as a result of this intimate knowledge

Jewish people say na'ase v'nishma
Hham people did an act and listened

Jewish people got anti-semitism
Hham people got racism

Their histories are very similar, But why is one considered cursed and the other blessed?  Answer: I suspect because someone wants to be the narrator of history.  And that someone is Esav.  He wants full ownership of our imagination.  That way you will think only as far as he wants you to think and have the capacity to do only as much as he wants you to do.   They want to play G-d.  And as such, they play one against the other. 

Someone can easily look at the Jew's history and not think they were blessed -- every country they've been in people have tried to kill them or stop them from performing their Torah ordained deeds.  Many have been slaughtered simply for being Jewish.  Their place of origin was taken from them and should they attempt to get it back, they are shamed and fought against.  And probably where it's necessary (for Esav) they are viewed as cursed.  Someone can easily look at bnei Hham's history and think they were blessed -- such a fertile land envied by all.  Endless sunshine and resources scattered about their land in great demand then and now.  Exotic animals, rain forests, their own melanin abilities, etc..  And probably, where/when its necessary, they are viewed as blessed..  But one thing is for sure, both groups hold on tight to life.  But now its time to turn on the light for the Black world. To dispell this image of cursedness and to turn on the "light" -- the "אוֹר" or the "עור" to our Torah.
The first Hebrew word means light, spelled with an Alef.  The second Hebrew word means skin, spelled with an Ayin.  But they are both pronounced Ohr.

To be continued...

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