Saturday, 28 September 2013

Simchat Torah ... Did Jesus dance with the Torah ?

Simchat Torah : "The holiday of Sukkot is followed by an independent holiday called Shemini Atzeret. In Israel, this is a one-day holiday; in the Diaspora it is a two-day holiday, and the second day is known as Simchat Torah. This holiday is characterized by utterly unbridled joy, which surpasses even the joy of Sukkot. The joy reaches its climax on Simchat Torah, when we celebrate the conclusion—and restart—of the annual Torah-reading cycle.
Did Jesus dance with the Torah ? Maybe. He certainly Rejoiced (Simchat) with Torah. However, if Jesus / Yeshua bar Yosef,  was actually born on the 1st day of Sukkot, (in a Sukkah) then 8 days later would have been his Naming Ceremony .... And he was named "Salvation" (YeShVaH)  ישועה  and on this day his family and friends would begin reading Torah once again. 


Shemini Atzeret (שמיני עצרת – "Eighth [day of] Assembly"; Sefardic/Israeli pron. shəmini atzèret; Ashkenazic pron. shmini-atsères) is a Jewish holiday. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. In the Diaspora, an additional day is celebrated, the second day being separately referred to as Simchat Torah. In Israel, the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are combined into one and the names are used interchangeably.  שמי ניעצת   .... שמי ניע 

The very term "Shemini" , 8th day has the root, Shem, Name (Naming) .... שמיני עצרת

שמי נצת .... שמי ניע

So at the end of Sukkot, Shemini (on the 8th day) ... they celebrate the Naming of Yeshua .... the branch. The NeTzeR.     שמי נֵצֶר .... שמי ניע

  שמיני עצרת ..... שמי נצת .... שמי ניע   ....  שמי נֵצֶר

Shemini Atzeret : Shem iNiTzeRet

Eighth Day of Assembly / My Name is Everlasting ... My Name is Still ... My Name is Branch (NeTZR)  


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Repainting for the Jewish Jesus Exhibit - "Ecce Homo", 1650 by Mateo Cerezo and "Yeshua bar-Yosef" by RBorg




Left : Ecce Homo, 1650 by Mateo Cerezo Right: Yeshua bar-yosef, 2013 by R Borg

Mateo Cerezo (19 April 1637 – 29 June 1666) was a Baroque Spanish painter. In 1654 he moved to Madrid and studied with Juan Carreno de Miranda and possibly with Antonio de Pereda. He died young at age forty years, and much of his work is at the Prado Museum in Madrid, as well as at the Museo de Burgos.

Ecce homo (pronounced [ˈetʃːe ˈomo] or [ˈekːe ˈhomo]) are the Latin words used by Pontius Pilate in the Vulgate translation of John 19:5, when he presents a scourged Jesus Christ, bound and crowned with thorns, to a hostile crowd shortly before his Crucifixion. The original Greek is Ἰδοὺ ὁ ἄνθρωπος (Idou ho anthrōpos). The King James Version translates the phrase into English as "Behold the man!"[John 19:5] The scene is widely depicted in Christian art. Especially in the 19th and 20th centuries, the meaning of ecce homo motif has been extended to the portrayal of suffering and the degradation of humans through violence and war. An Ecce Homo fresco by 19th-century Spanish painter Elías García Martínez recently gained notoriety when a woman named Cecilia Giménez took it upon herself to restore it without any training or expertise, resulting in Jesus' looking like "a very hairy monkey".[4] The “monkey Christ” painting has become a tourist attraction and destination. So many people were flocking to see the painting that the town started charging an admission fee, which has raked in more than 50,000 euros (£43,000) for charity as of mid August 2013

Last Supper / Seder Meal with Women and Children, Borghese Gallery



This Seder Meal includes the 3 Mary's and several nieces and nephews .... The Gospel of John places other women (The Three Marys), at the cross. It states that Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.[Jn. 19:25] It is uncertain whether the Gospel of John totally refers to three or four women at the cross. References to the women are also made in Matthew 27:56 and Mark 15:40 (which also mentions Salome) and comparing these references they all seem to include Mary Magdalene

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Was Jesus a red head with beautiful eyes ?



Was Jesus a red head ? אַדְמוֹנִי   If hair color is maternal maybe ....

"So Samuel asks: “Don’t you have any more sons?” Jesse, a little flustered, responds: “Well, there is still the youngest one, but he is out tending sheep.” The little one is David. Samuel demands that Jesse go get him and as soon as little red-headed David bar Jesse appears, Samuel knows he is the one. Despite the fact that physically he’s not so impressive, he has what it takes to be the strong leader Israel needs."

 וַיִּשְׁלַח וַיְבִיאֵהוּ וְהוּא אַדְמוֹנִי עִם יְפֵה עֵינַיִם וְטוֹב רֹאִי וַיֹּאמֶר יְהֹוָה קוּם מְשָׁחֵהוּ כִּי זֶה הוּא:

From Samuel 1 16:12  http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/15845/jewish/Chapter-16.htm

If Jesus (Yeshua bar yosef) was decended from David bar jesse through Mary's line, and hair color is maternal it is possible Jesus also had read hair. If "ruddy" is referring to complexion then maybe David, and Jesus were red skinned ? coloring ? Maybe David belonged to maternal Haplogroup X2a ? One day DNA will settle all these questions.....

Friday, 6 September 2013

Study from Jacopo Bassono's The Last Supper (1542) Galleria Borghese, Rome.





Study from Jacopo Bassono's The Last Supper (1542) Galleria Borghese, Rome. 



Study from Albrecht Durer's "Christ among the Doctors" -1506. Repainting


Repainting : A quick study from Albrecht Durer's "Christ among the Doctors" dating to 1506, now in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain. Repainted by RBorg 2013.

Based on Luke 2: 46-50 ..... "After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.” 49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them."

The Engagement of the Virgin by Michael Pacher 1498, Repainted for Jewish Jesus Exhibit in New York


Study from: The Engagement of the Virgin by Michael Pacher Date: 1495-98, Repainted for Jewish Jesus Exhibit in New York, RBorg2013

The Protoevangelium of James 9 :  And Joseph, throwing away his axe, went out to meet them; and when they had assembled, they went away to the high priest, taking with them their rods. And he, taking the rods of all of them, entered into the temple, and prayed; and having ended his prayer, he took the rods and came out, and gave them to them: but there was no sign in them, and Joseph took his rod last; and, behold, a dove came out of the rod, and flew upon Joseph's head. And the priest said to Joseph, You have been chosen by lot to take into your keeping the virgin of the Lord. But Joseph refused, saying: I have children, and I am an old man, and she is a young girl. I am afraid lest I become a laughing-stock to the sons of Israel. And the priest said to Joseph: Fear the Lord your God, and remember what the Lord did to Dathan, and Abiram, and Korah; Numbers 16:31-33 how the earth opened, and they were swallowed up on account of their contradiction. And now fear, O Joseph, lest the same things happen in your house. And Joseph was afraid, and took her into his keeping. And Joseph said to Mary: Behold, I have received you from the temple of the Lord; and now I leave you in my house, and go away to build my buildings, and I shall come to you. The Lord will protect you. http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0847.htm

Study from "Wedding at Cana" by Paolo Veronese 1563. Repainted in 1st Century Galilean (context.

Study from "Wedding at Cana" or The Wedding Feast at Cana) by Paolo Veronese (Musée du Louvre in Paris) where it is the largest painting in that museum's collection. 1563. Repainted with 1st Century Galilean (Aramaic) context.... a walled Garden.

Study from "Madonna and Child, with St.Flavian and St.Onophrius" (1508) - Lorenzo Lotto, at the Borghese Gallery in Rome. Yosef gives Yeshua first dreidel.


















Study from "Madonna and Child, with St.Flavian and St.Onophrius" (1508) -Lorenzo Lotto, at the Borghese Gallery in Rome. - Jewish Jesus Painting Exhibit New York

Baptism of Christ Repainted. - Immersion in the Jordan


   Bartolome Esteban Murillo 1655. "Baptism of Christ" / "Immersion in the Jordan" by RB

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Repainting the Jewish Jesus. From the Iconic Christ Pantocrator.

Left: Oldest surviving panel icon of "Christ Pantocrator", encaustic on panel, c. 6th century.

Right: Yeshua haNeTzr, the Nazarene wearing tallit and holding a Torah scroll

A Hairy Jewish Jesus .... more Fur .. less ?



A study from a painting by Tintoretto..... Would Jesus have had more fur ? Probably.

From the Article: "Our Hairy Jewish Bodies, Ourselves"   http://blogcritics.org/our-hairy-jewish-bodies-ourselves/