Burundi Final Report

Joseph F. Dumond

Isa 6:9-12 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You hear indeed, but do not understand; and seeing you see, but do not know. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn back, and be healed. Then I said, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities are wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land laid waste, a desolation, and until Jehovah has moved men far away, and the desolation in the midst of the land is great.
Published: Aug 1, 2019
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News Letter 5855-022
The 3rd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 24th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 1st day of the 6th month 5855 years after the creation of Adam
The 6th Month in the Third year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Third Year Tithe for the Widows and Orphans and Levites
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence

August 3, 2019

Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,

New Moon

New Moon is expected to be sighted Friday evening. I hope all of you will go out and look for it. It is only when you go out and sight the moon that you begin to understand the meaning of the expression, that “No one knows the day or the hour.” This becomes extremely important when we begin the 7th month and the 1st day of the seventh month is the Feast of Trumpets. We explained this in a News Letter about the Feast of Trumpets two weeks ago.

Here is the email from the Israeli New Moon Society.

Hello all.

I hope you managed to see the eclipses last month. I attached a photo of the partial Lunar eclipse and also a nice video of an observation I participate in.

Please try to see the new moon from Israel on Friday 2-Aug-2019 BEFORE sunset. The seeing will be easy so trying before sunset is important.

From very few places in West Americas, seeing will be possible on Thursday 1 Aug 2019, Please check in the  global viewing maps

The map shows you when the moon will be seen and where starting on Thursday. This is why it is important to use Jerusalem as our base or headquarters. So we use Jerusalem to sight the moon and not just any place. But we do encourage everyone to go and practice looking for it.


Kenny Russel

Kenny Russel of Bulldozer Faith sent me the following note and I am shairng it with you in order to help him.

Hi Joseph hope you are doing great? I am still recovering from a virus in my heart muscle but 4 days into a 7 day fast for victory over sickness! Because I have been poorly I have an opportunity for a volunteer couple to help in managing our guest house for 3 months if you know anyone let me know?

You can contact him at this link. I think you all should write him and ask Yehovah to bless him. Encourage him to read one of our books while he is convalescing.

The Sabbath

Last week I wrote you a brief note about keeping the Sabbath in unusual circumstances. Especially with your family who are not walking out this walk. It is challenging. One brother wrote me to say;

Good afternoon Joseph,

I hadn’t seen as much pestilence as I had expected to. But – here we go. This same plague manifested a little while ago in the the muslim worship center as I remember it. Now we are beginning to see the same in the USA. For our sake He is giving us time to see.


Thank you – While I have kept the weekly shabbat for many years now, your newsletter was for me this week brother. Thank you for the encouragement and reassurance to me and for my house. If you only knew the timing.

I have not finished your book 2300 Days, as I had hoped. Indeed, I am almost at the halfway point. But it continues to be a daily habit to study the positions you have forwarded and to make progress in the book.

Father has not shown me anyone from Iran yet, but I will continue in daily prayer towards this end as promised. I have many reading the Riddle book now and hope to be shown a team from among them. Some already keep the weekly shabbat and/or annual high holy days.

Praying for your encouragement and for your family members to see, hear, and understand, along with many of my own. I could feel the pain when you were sharing with me about those you love that could not see yet. (btw – I wish I had listened to your story better. Let me know if you ever are lead to share it with me again. I promised to try and remain silent this time – apparently even a fool can seem wise when employing this strategy.)

Blessings brother,

I will let you read the rest of the comments in that News letter yourself and I do appreciate everyone who writes in.
So let me tell you what took place on the second Sabbath of our Holiday in Newfoundland. The day after I sent out the News Letter last week.
No one had plans to do anything this Sabbath. Even the table games were put on hold until after the Sabbath. I did not have to say anything. They just did it of their own accord.
My daughter-in-law asked me if I wanted to go for a walk at Quidi Vidi. It is near signal Hill in St John’s. I said sure and felt this was a great time for us to talk. And then my Grand Daughter asked to come too. It was a great morning and I was able to share about our walks in Jerusalem to Hell and then up to the Mount of Olives and how we did them on the Sabbath. So they were concerned about whether or not I could go out and do this. I told them I could not buy or sell on the Sabbath so we did not go into any of the art stores there.

That afternoon we spent the rest of the day skipping rocks at Rocky Cove (not sure if that is the name). Just relaxing and playing with the grand kids. The Atlantic is about 40 degrees Farenheit so no one went in for more than a minute or two and I could not stand it up to my ankles for any more than a minute. It hurt so bad. Now I understand why they did not give us life jackets on the whale watching boat. We would freeze to death before we ever could drown.

I am sharing this for those brethren who are new. So often we are told of all the things we Can Not Do on the Sabbath instead of being told what we can do. Yes, I would rather be with brethren teaching them all day, or teaching my family, but sometimes you can spend with the family.

The Sabbath was made for you. For you to rest and spend time with the family and to study and learn about Yehovah and His Torah. It was not meant to be used to point fingers at others who do not know. And I am guilty of this as well. It is not for hunting or fishing, it is not for traveling on journeys. It is a time for rest.


Is it the 5th Month or the Sixth Month?

This past week I also received the following email.

Dear Joseph F Dumond

If the Nation of Israel and those in Jerusalem keep the Biblical Feasts one month latter then you, what do you do when you have Christian Zionist from all the Nations come to Jerusalem and keep Succot – Tabernacles in your congregations, also the Jerusalem March were that day the streets in the center of Jerusalem are closed and they are waving there different Nation flags as they walk through King George Street and the Israelis wave and shout with joy on the side streets.

One can’t keep Succot another month by  himself and your congregation keeps this feast as well as the nation welcomes these tourists from the the nations, your work firm the people you work for gives you that week off work,  Unless you keep Succot – Tabernacles Twice?  Also your family’s eats and sleeps  outside in there Tabernacles that  whole week.

The question is about keeping the Feast in Israel with the nation of Israel keeping it one month later than us. This presents great problems for those in Israel trying to obey. It is against the law I think to put up a Booth other than at Sukkot according to their dating system. What do you do?

The real question here is whether or not you believe the barley begins the year or not. And then whether the crescent moon begins the month or the conjunction moon does. You must prove this beyond all doubt or else when a situation like this comes along you get anxious as to go with what you think is right or you go with the majority as in Judah.

In past years I kept the Holy Days on their respective days in Jerusalem and did not do tours other than short walking ones around our place of residence. Judah did not know and I did not flaunt it in front of them. No there were no Succas to eat in or sleep in. One year we made our own on the balcony.

But you must decide which methodology you are going to follow and then prove it so all doubts are gone and then stick to it no matter what tests come your way. We are now in the 40 days of testing and you all know the Sabbath and Holy Days are a test from Yehovah so He can find out if we are going to follow him or follow men. Each of us gets to choose. And I know it is not always easy. But you must prove it and then it becomes easy because you then know.

So is this the 5th month or the 6th month for you?

Fall Feast Dates 2019

Are you aware that the Fall Feasts are just over one month away? Have you made your plans for the Feasts?

Depending on whether or not the moon is sighted Saturday August 31, 2019 the following will be the Fall Dates for each of the Feast Days. And you will notice that each of the High Holy Days falls on the weekends making it possible for every one to keep them with out conflict from work. The only exception will be the Day of Atonement which comes on the Tuesday Sept 10.

Feast of Trumpets – Yom Teruah 1st day of the Seventh Month Sunday, September 1, 2019 – Begins Sunset night before
Day of Atonement – Yom Kippur 10th Day of the Seventh Month Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – Begins Sunset night before
Feast of Sukkot – Feast of Tabernacles 15th day of the Seventh Month Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Begins Sunset night before
8th Day Feast – Feast of Dedication 22nd Day of the Seventh Month Sunday,  September 22, 2019 – Begins Sunset night before


Burundi Final Report

July 22, 2019

Today was day one of five in our classroom. Topics of discussion were Sabbatical & Jubilee Years and Festivals of YHVH. Time teaching today was about 51/2 hours long and boy can I feel it in my back and feet. My purpose was simple and that was to not have people falling asleep during the teachings. I think it worked because aside from a couple of people the class was awake the whole time. Of course I gave them a break because that is too long to go without getting up. Anyway, it went great. Not a lot of questions today on the topics and I am pretty sure they have or at least most of them have heard most of it before although when I questioned them at the beginning, like always, only a couple put their hands up to answer. I really and hoping and praying the YHVH open their hearts to this message and take it to heart. After all these are supposed to be his best teachers to help spread this message around. We shall see.

Tomorrow I will be instructing on Tithing and Fear of YHVH. The subjects were picked by Telesphore and his elders as to the best subjects to speak on during this week, to see how it would work. More coming tomorrow.

James Relf



July 23, 2019

What a contrast between yesterday’s teachings in which I was walking through mud to deliver and today when I t felt like almost all the words were flowing out of me. I do not think it was the topics on which I spoke on, except to say that The Fear of YHVH has so much content to speak on it makes it pretty hard to mess it up. Today it seems that the Pastors were finally loosening up and asking more questions as well. There are still a couple of people who sit there with their eyes shut most of the time, but to be honest I have no idea how far some of them have to come to sit in on this week of teachings.

Many Pastors are genuinely concerned that they we will know enough to prepare themselves or their flocks. Others spoke on the concern that their churches do not resemble the temple. That one kind of took me by surprise and when I ask why they would want to, they said well I mentioned the Menorah, so they assumed that they needed to have it in their humble churches. For many of the Pastors I can see such a hunger here and desire to learn as much as possible, which of course is a very good sign, but as I mentioned that it has to come in stages as we are tested on the knowledge that we have and are given, we will be given more. Obedience to YHVH is the key to progress.

Today as you can guess was a wonderful day. After yesterdays session I was afraid I would not have the strength to teach again today. It is amazing how much 5 hours of teaching can take out of a person. But trusting in YHVH today for my strength and guidance through the Ruach, it went very well and I was not as tired once completing the days instructions. Three more days of classes and I am praying that all the lessons will be translated by then so that we can hand them out on Friday and they can take the material back home with them and study through the subjects one at a time.

I had the Bishop’s wife come up to me and ask if my Bible had YHVH’s name in it and also hers has Jesus Christ and she did not want a Bible that had a false Messiah all over it. I showed her my Bible “The Scriptures” which has replaced all the names of YHVH and also Yeshua’s name as well. All of a sudden the whole class now wants new Bibles that have the correct names in them. Problem is I am not sure if I can find even a French version that is the same. Oh well I guess the search begins once again. Their problem is that all of their Bibles over here while in French or Kirundi, are printed by the Bible Society which we all know has nothing to do with following Torah and only has modern translations of the name and not the original naming. Lets see if I can find anything for them to you.

Well back to preparing for tomorrow.


James Relf

July 24, 2019

My Pastors are slowly coming to life! Each day I see a bit more life out of them as they begin to see their faith revealed in the scriptures. For many if not all of them, their life before learning about the Torah, was more difficult because they did not know how to deal with certain issues that were coming up. Their understanding was always and only related to just the NT and nothing about the OT was allowed. That was what they have been taught for years by visiting Missionaries. When you think about it, it’s a horrible situation to think that each time a new Pastor contacts them and I hear it is still happening even now, all they want to bring is the distorted message of jesus christ. At least now Telesphore is turning them away and telling them they are not interested because they follow the whole Bible and not just half.

I finished up teaching them on Salvation and Grace today, two of my favorite topics, and then we had out question period. Their questions are getting good which is always a challenge for me because I want to make sure I do not mislead anyone. Mostly today my questions were regarding Paul and his misunderstood quotes about being under the law. Thank YHVH that I now have that one well understood and it no longer presents any threat for me to respond to. I believe this idea of spending some quality time with these pastors is the best solution when it comes to teaching them. The idea of spending a couple of hours and then leaving them, never sat well and this week is proving to be a huge success. When I left them they were going to sit around for an hour or so and discuss the topics and if more questions come up I will deal with them tomorrow. I could see myself staying here for an extended period and being this teacher that people come to. You know maybe in our country where the roads are nice and paved and it does not take very long to reach a certain destination, traveling around to reach even one place can take quite a long time.

To be honest I am not sure this time if I will be returning to this amazing country. I have been invited to Uganda to teach with Severain, which is where he is from. They speak English there as well which would make teaching so much more fun and productive. It really is a challenge for me to have to stop every sentence just so it can be translated and I am sure it is no pleasure for those listening. I am just glad that I have someone like Severain and Edmond my translators who work just as hard as I to present this material. Speaking of Material, the translations are coming along nicely but it is a great deal of work. I understand that Telesphore is working with a University student here to make a translation program for the PC that will translate English into Kirundi. If that is the case we will be able to make more material available and at a fraction of the cost. I still have to talk with him about getting what he has. Now all we need it to make one for Swahili and we will be all set. I know that Goggle has one but I am not sure how accurate it is.

Well that is all for now and I will try if I remember to get a photo of Severain and myself for the next update and the last day, Friday I want to have a picture taken with my first real class. I think I would have made a great teacher!

James Relf

Burundi, Africa

July 25, 2019

Well only one more day and I got to admit it I am going to miss this very much. Not because I like the attention but because I feel useful and have a purpose teaching for the Kingdom and helping these Pastors in their journey to the Kingdom. Today started out very rough at least the before class I spent 20 minutes in disposed, if you know what I mean and I did not think I was going to teach. To be honest I would not have let them down, but it was a slow start. Once I got started today went better than ever. I had the class for the first time laughing and asking questions that were very thought out, I am so happy.

Yesterday looking at my list of topics that I had scheduled for today, I knew I had to make some changes. So after some time in prayer I went in another direction for today and spent the whole day discussing Baptisms in the Bible and How we know we have the Holy Spirit. Both very crucial if one wants to walk in obedience and understand His Word. I am right now very pleased with how this day has gone. 4 hours after starting, we all gathered outside to take a picture of my first official class here in Burundi. If and when YHVH returns me back here I would like to do this over again with a larger class and a bit more space. Having 6 people sitting at a table meant for 4 is a little crowed.  I would like to do a series if I come back and maybe go through some of the more complicated passages in scripture and not only explain them but prove them so they can do the same for themselves. That is always what I try to achieve, not a reliance on me but in understanding how to find the info and prove it for themselves. I believe the Ruach is a good start.

I have attached two pictures today. One of my class and the second is of Severain the one who needs the surgery. I can’t wait for tomorrow when we discuss Torah, one of my favorite topics. Until Then…

James Relf

Burundi, Africa

July 26, 2019

Well it is finished. We completed the set course and then some today. Everybody was in good spirits and asking lots of questions by the time we finished up. It was amazing to see when some questions were asked, instead of me answering them a few of the Pastors got up and answered them which I thought was great. Of course since I cannot understand them, Telesphore stood by me and translated and I am very happy to say, great results. Now their biggest wish aside from me returning is to have a Bible the has the names restored in them, YHVH and Yeshua. They think that if they could get me a Kirundi Bible I could just add the names. Of course this is hilarious because I cannot read Kirundi so changing anything would definitely be a challenge.

Today we covered the topics of Torah, some of Paul’s teachings, Kosher Laws including the vision of Peter that so many people cannot for some reason get past, and several other topics taking a full 4 hours to complete. It was very tiring work teaching for so many hours and my feet are glad that I am done. After we gave everyone some money to head back home and prepare for the Sabbath, the course came to a close. I have to say I am going to miss many of them. To be honest there was a few I am not sure they even wrote anything down and a few the slept most of the time. Of all the people I would have to say without prejudice that Telesphore and Eliane, his wife, were the most dedicated students there. I think they both filled a note book with notes and about ½ inch in size, and asked the most questions. I am more than glad to leave all this information in their hands because I know that they both love the work and are dedicated to seeing their country saved.

I am very happy with the work that has been done while I was here and I also know that all the material that was taught and some extra will be translated into Kirundi to be distributed around to the pastors in the country, at least the 240 churches that Telesphore watches over. After that I am sure with YHVH’s help it will spread and then to Rwanda and Kenya. We shall see.

As for me I am looking forward to heading home, I have much to take care of when I get there. So for now, this is James Relf signing off from Burundi, Africa.



Field of Dreams

I continue to get complaints about the selling of books.

Let me share with you what we have done with that money from the book sales and the donations that we receive. Last month we took all we had and sent James to Burundi Africa and we reported what he did two weeks ago and then just now for his final report. We have not had the funds to compensate James for the time he was away from his family. But we spent all we did have to get him there and to help Telesphore finance this teaching session.

Since then we have been saving what we had to purchase a large banner. But then we had another request from Burundi and we have cleaned out the bank account again and sent all the funds from donations and from the book sales to Telesphore to continue to do the work there.

This banner is what I had wanted to send to Burundi and then to take to India. Here is the front and back of it. Pauline was having some fun by showing me as a skinny guy in front of it so you can see just how large this is.


This is a 10 foot high by 20 foot long banner that I am going to have made in order to present the whole teaching so that people can understand it. This is what I want to take to India which is now on hold. And I want to take it to the Philippines and anywhere else we can teach this truth. The cost of this is going to be about $4000 US. Pauline has been working on this for the past couple of months. The front is now very different than what you see above.

Pauline has also been working on a manual showing each person how they can help with this work. Whether writting or talking or creating your own ministry. Pauline is working on a book to share with anyone who has the urge to do something but just does not know how to go about it. As you read in the comments above some are working on finding me a venue in Iran and Dubai. Not my first choice but they are working on it.

Jan too has been busy helping others teach the Sabbatical and Jubilee years in their respective ministry. As well as answering questions on MEWE our other social media site besides FaceBook.

This week I gave Jan the assignment to find me the English translations of the Muraba’at Scrolls which contain the land lease agreements according to the Sabbatical years. There are about 12 that I am seeking and I just received 172 Hebrew fragments of these documents. So this is very exciting as it also answers a question about one of the tombstones. This I hope to put along with the other 89 proofs of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years that we now have accumulated. Do you know of anyone else who is doing this research on your behalf?

Also now that we have broken the bank again this month an opportunity to advertise in the National Religious Broadcast group came about for 6 months on three different mediums for the total cost of $3500. I said yes to it and they agreed to monthly payments. I will be reaching the top radio and Tv broadcasters not just in America but around the world with our message and ads for our various books. This is for 6 months and leads right up to the National Convention in Nashville Tennessee this Feb.  And I am also trying to secure a place at this convention so we can with our banner show all 120 Jubilee cycles to these leaders in the christian community. This will cost us about $7000 when it is all said and done.

I have assigned the ad campaign to Pauline to get done by the end of August when we begin the ads. And there is more work she is going to puruse with the NRB on behalf of Sightedmoon.com. So please do keep her in your prayers as she tackles all of this. She may call on some others to help.

This week we have set aside $10500 of which we have no money right now to set aside, for our campaign with the NRB over the next 6 months. We are doing this in order to once again reach North America and the world with our message.

This week we also stopped the ad campaigns on Facebook for Britain and Ireland, as well as for New Zealand and Australia and Holland as those campaigns were slowing down. We have launched one in Newfoundland though and are getting good results thus far, after just a few days. But this too may be halted by the end of this week. Depending on the response.

Brother Aike in the Philippines continues to promote our work and takes it to the highest levels there. Here is a picture this week of him presenting our newest book to Atty. Jeremiah Belgica who has recently been appointed by the President of the Philippines.

I wanted to tell you this so you know what we are trying to do and how we are spending the money you send to us and that we have collected from the book sales. It is not for me. I work a full time job to pay my bills and have now put the NRB expenses on my card. If you can help or want to help then please step up to the plate. We have work to do and so little time to get it all done. We all work for Yehovah and if you understand the Jubilee message and what it means for the rest of the world then please do help us and work with us to get this job done.

40 Days of Repentance

I am sharing our teaching from 5849-026 in 2013 about the 40 days of Repentance. It is a good time to review this now as we once again begin our countdown to the day of Atonement.

Shalom Brethren,
We are sending this News Letter out a day early because of the New Moon being sighted. Today, August 8, 2013, the new moon was sighted in This evening marks the beginning of the 6th Biblical month. We are just a month away from Yom Teruah and the beginning of the fall feasts!

Chodesh Sameach!

We wanted to send this out early so that you can all begin to learn to repent during these 40 days of Repentance that lead us up to the Day of Atonement. May this understanding be a blessing to you.

I have come across many this past week who have been feeling the need to learn about this subject at this time.

For the past number of weeks we have been warning you of those things that are coming and are in fact taking shape right now and you can see them on the nightly news.

All of this was leading up to the war cycle when Israel, along with Judah would go into captivity together as Hosea 5 says.

Hos 5:5 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face. So Israel and Ephraim shall fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.

This week I received an email which questioned my statement about this 3rd Sabbatical cycle being one of Pestilence and famine. Where are they?

I must admit I expected them to begin in 2010 just as pestilence had come in each of the past 6 Jubilee cycles at the start of the third Sabbatical cycle. But we have had nothing to write home about; although swine flu did start in 2009 and then stopped after a few months. Bird flu and other flus are being carefully monitored but none of them have broken out, nor any of the other diseases in Saudi Arabia which is known as coronavirus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

While we are looking at this, in The Prophecies of Abraham I also expected that Israel would be at war and then be occupied by UN troops in 2013. This was based on the King of the North coming and taking Lot captive during this same time in that Jubilee cycle. Although this year still has 7 months to go I fully expected it to have started by now so that it would also coincide with the false teaching of Daniels timeline and thereby deceive if possible even the elect.

So what have I to say about this?

When I look at the other Jubilee cycles and I see the Flood of Noah and the Destruction of Sodom and of Nimrod and how they match the year in which the Atonement is to take place, I can see that in the case of the flood it is off by one year. Actually just a couple of months.

What this tells me is that Yehovah waited as long as possible before sending the flood to give as many as possible the opportunity to repent and also join Noah on that Ark. Yehovah waited and waited and waited.

I have said that we expected to see pestilences and many deaths during this 3rd Sabbatical cycle based on the events that took place during this same time period in the past; The Spanish flu in which 40-100 Million died.

I had maybe stretched this understanding of the meaning of the third curse.

But the 4th curse of the sword also has this same pestilence and famine in it and is more specific about it.

Lev 26:23 And if you will not be reformed by Me by these things, but will still walk contrary to Me, 24 then I will walk contrary to you and will punish you seven times more for your sins. 25 And I will bring a sword on you that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant. And when you are gathered inside your cities, I will send the plague among you. And you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 When I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight. And you shall eat and not be satisfied.

What I am saying was the third curse of pestilence and famine and earthquakes is based on the following.

Lev 26:21 And if you walk contrary to Me, and will not listen to Me, I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins. 22 I will also send wild beasts among you, who shall bereave you. And I will destroy your cattle, and make you few. And your highways shall be deserted.

At first I was looking for mountain lion and bear attacks or shark or dog attacks or things like that. But they did not seem to fit the curse. Then I realized that fleas which spread disease could be the source here. When swine flu hit the airports in those cities affected where shut down and the highways were deserted as people tried to stay away from those who might be sick. But it did not last.

So right now I do not know what to say about this.

But I do know that the cycle of Terrorism was spot on from beginning to the end of the first Sabbatical cycle of Terror.

I also know that the second cycle of drought and severe weather was also spot on with each storm wreaking more havoc and destruction than the previous. Each new storm set new all time records for floods or heat temperatures and damages.

I also know that the earthquakes and volcanic action have increased dramatically and on this we have been also spot on.

In Lev 26:21 it does not say famine or Earthquakes though so how did I draw this conclusion?

In the bible I had noticed that a great deal of the time that Pestilences were mention along with famines. They seemed to go hand in hand.

And then I saw what Yehshua said.
Mat 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in different places.

He placed all three at the same time and it was on this basis that I called this third Sabbatical cycle the one of pestilence and famine and earthquakes.

If we again look at the third curse in Lev 26 then all we can gather is that wild beast will be here at this time. I have no recorded historical records to draw from. So I have stated something which I should not have said for this third cycle and spoke out of turn.

So the terrorism we got right, the severe weather we got right, the earthquakes we got right,….. we may have spoken to soon about the pestilence and famine. But they are told to be coming in the 4th Sabbatical cycle along with the sword.

In the Prophecies of Abraham we are shown how Ishmael the source of the coming conflict was born in the middle of that Jubilee cycle in the middle of the 4th Sabbatical cycle. When we compared that to the time when Israel fell and went into captivity it too was the 4th Sabbatical cycle.

The 70 Shabua of Daniel also show you that the covenant made with many ends in the middle of the current Jubilee cycle which is the 4th one of the sword. Daniels 70 weeks also shows you that this is the exact time that Israel, all 12 tribes will be so utterly defeated that there will be hardly any trace they existed there.

In the Prophecy of the law of Niddah we also learn that those who are bleeding out like a women’s filthy rag are our young men in uniform and each time we have lost a war this prophecy has been correct in the timing. And it too predicts that we will loose this next war in this next Sabbatical cycle, the 4th one.

The 2300 days of hell and Joseph’s 7 Years of Plenty and 7 years of Famine also show us that in the 4th Sabbatical cycle Israel is removed from the world scene and the Babylonian super power will have its way with us.

Some may want to use this fact that I have this third Sabbatical Cycle not 100% correct and try to use it to discredit those things coming next in the 4th Sabbatical Cycle. You are free to believe them or you can check out what we are saying and then weigh the evidence. I am sure you will agree with what I show you on them even though I may have this third Sabbatical cycle not 100% right.

Or as I said about Noah and the flood, Yehovah is waiting as long as possible for as many as possible to hear this message and to begin to keep the Sabbatical and Jubilee years. He is after all using me to tell the world this. Me with no money or help and with no means of getting this message out there except we have our two books and a third one coming and we have only now begun to get the TV series going. So by waiting, Yehovah I think, is giving us more time to get this message out there just as He gave Noah as much time as He could give him before sending the flood.

On August 8th of 2013 we now begin the 6th month which Judah calls the month of Elul and the start of the traditional 40 days of repentance.

The 6th month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holidays of Yom Teruah The Feast of Trumets and Yom Kippur The Day of Atonement. Tradition teaches that the month of Elul is a particularly propitious time for repentance. Elul is seen as a time to search one’s heart and draw close to God in preparation for the coming Day of Judgment. This mood of repentance builds through the month of Elul to the period of Selichot, to Yom Teruah, and finally to Yom Kippur.

The name of the month (spelled Alef-Lamed-Vay-Lamed) is said to be an acronym of “Ani l’dodi v’dodi li,” “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine,” a quote from Song of Songs 6:3, where the Beloved is Yehovah and the “I” is the all twelve Tribes of Israel. In Aramaic (the vernacular of the Jewish people at the time that the month names were adopted), the word “Elul” means “search,” which is appropriate, because this is a time of year when we search our hearts.

According to tradition, the month of Elul is the time that Moses spent on Mount Sinai preparing the second set of tablets after the incident of the golden calf (Ex. 32; 34:27-28). He ascended on Rosh Chodesh Elul and descended on the 10th of Tishri, at the end of Yom Kippur, when repentance was complete. Other sources say that Elul is the beginning of a period of 40 days that Moses prayed for G-d to forgive the people after the Golden Calf incident, after which the commandment to prepare the second set of tablets was given.
Customs of Elul

During the month of Elul, from the second day of Elul to the 28th day, the shofar is blown after morning services every weekday. The shofar is not blown on Shabbat. It is also not blown on the day before Yom Teruah to make a clear distinction between the rabbinical rule of blowing the shofar in Elul and the biblical mitzvah to blow the shofar on Yom teruah.

Four blasts are blown: tekiah, shevarim-teruah, tekiah. You can listen to this combination of blasts at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkThNw210is . Rambam explained the custom of blowing shofar as a wake-up call to sleepers, designed to rouse us from our complacency. It is a call to repentance. The blast of the shofar is a very piercing sound when done properly.

Elul is also a time to begin the process of asking forgiveness for wrongs done to other people and the time to forgive those seeking it from you. According to Jewish tradition, Yehovah cannot forgive us for sins committed against another person until we have first obtained forgiveness from the person we have wronged. This is not as easy a task as you might think, if you have never done it. This process of seeking forgiveness continues through the Days of Awe.

The Days of Awe are theTen days from Yom Teruah to Yom Kippur, a time for deep introspection and considering the sins of the previous year.
Many people visit cemeteries at this time, because the awe-inspiring nature of this time makes us think about life and death and our own mortality. Again these are the traditions that Judah has developed during this time.

It is also customary to recite Psalm 27 each day from the New Moon of the 6th month until Sukkot in the 7th Month.

Psa 27:1 A Psalm of David. Jehovah is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked, my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though an army should camp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I am trusting. 4 One thing I have desired from Jehovah, that I will seek after: that I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Jehovah, and to pray in His temple. 5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His shelter, in the secrecy of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me up on a rock. 6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies, my encirclers; and I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle. I will sing; yea, I will sing praises to Jehovah. 7 Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice; and have mercy on me, and answer me. 8 My heart says to You, Seek my face; Your face, O Jehovah, I will seek; 9 Hide not Your face from me. Turn not Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then Jehovah will take me up. 11 Teach me Your way, O Jehovah, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies. 12 Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies; for false witnesses have risen up against me, and he that breathes out cruelty. 13 I would have fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah in the land of the living. 14 Hope in Jehovah; be of good courage, and He shall make your heart strong; yea, hope in Jehovah.



As the month of Elul draws to a close, the mood of repentance becomes more urgent. Prayers for forgiveness called selichot (properly pronounced “s’lee-KHOHT,” but often pronounced “SLI-khus”) are added to the daily cycle of religious services. Selichot are recited in the early morning, before normal daily shacharit service. They add about 45 minutes to the regular daily service.
Selichot are recited from the Sunday before Yom Teruah unitl Yom. If Rosh Hashanah begins on a Monday or Tuesday, selichot begins on the Sunday of the week before Rosh Hashanah, to make sure that there are at least 3 days of Selichot. The first selichot service of the holiday season is usually a large community service, held around midnight on Motzaei Shabbat (the night after the sabbath ends; that is, after nightfall on Saturday) . The entire community, including men, women and older children, attend the service, and the rabbi gives a sermon. The remaining selichot services are normally only attended by those who ordinarily attend daily shacharit services in synagogue.

A fundamental part of the selichot service is the repeated recitation of the “Thirteen Attributes,” a list of Yehovah’s thirteen attributes of mercy that were revealed to Moses after the sin of the golden calf (Ex 34:6-7):

Exo 34:6 And Yehovah passed by before him and proclaimed, Yehovah! Yehovah God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the sons, and on the sons of sons, to the third and to the fourth generation.

Yehovah Yehovah El Rachum Vechanun Erek Apieyim Verav Chesed Veemet

Yehovah [1], Yehovah [2], God [3], merciful [4], and gracious [5], long-suffering [6], abundant in goodness [7] and truth [8], keeping mercy unto the thousandth generation [9], forgiving iniquity [10] and transgression [11] and sin [12], who cleanses [13].

Why is “Yehovah” listed twice as an attribute? And why are three of these “attributes” Names of God? Different names of God connote different characteristics of God. The four-letter Name of God (rendered here as “YHVH”) is the Name used when God is exhibiting characteristics of mercy, and the Talmud explains that this dual usage indicates that God is merciful before a person sins, but is also merciful after a person sins. The third attribute is a different Name of God that is used when God acts in His capacity as the almighty ruler of nature and the universe.

Consider this if you will. In the year 2033 Satan is to be locked away. The Ten Years before this time is also known as the Days of Awe and they begin in the year 2024. 30 Years before this would bring you to 1994. That is the year I left the Worldwide Church of God and began my own in depth studies, which have continued up until today.


Soul searching in the Selichot – Ask the Rabbi

Q. What are the origins of the Selichot (penitential prayers) that are recited in the lead up to Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur?

A. There were times when the approach of the day of judgment, proclaimed with the shofar each weekday of Ellul and on Rosh HaShanah, sent shivers through Jewish hearts. Fearful lest they might not repent in time or even, God forbid, add further sins to those that had accumulated during the year, some would even observe a “fast of words” and hardly speak during Ellul.
Into this pattern the prayers for forgiveness, Selichot, fitted so naturally that had they not existed it would have been necessary to invent them. SM Lehrman wrote, “One can still visualise the crowded houses of worship with men, women and children; and in one’s ears there still reverberate the sobs and groans of a prayerful congregation swayed by the heart-felt cry of ‘Do not cast us away when old age creeps in upon us; do not abandon us when our strength is spent’.”

The word Selichot comes from selichah, “forgiveness”. The Psalmist said, ki im’cha haselichah, “for forgiveness is with Thee” (Psalm 130:4). Prayers for forgiveness were solemnly recited on fast-days in time of drought (Mishnah Ta’anit, chap. 2). Eventually they formed part of the service on all public fast days and days of intercession. They reflected the theology that suffering must have been caused by sin, and therefore repentance, confession and prayer for pardon would surely secure God’s favour and avert the evil decree.

The best known Selichot service is associated with the end of Ellul (amongst Sephardim, from Rosh Chodesh) and the beginning of Tishri. It has won its way into Jewish hearts and yet, like a number of the other specially popular occasions in the calendar, does not have a very ancient lineage. Simchat Torah and Tu BiShvat, Yahrzeit and Yizkor and even Bar-Mitzvah are other examples of observances that entered Judaism long after the Biblical period and yet are so well-entrenched that people assume they must surely stem from Sinai.

The Ten Days of Penitence were known from the time of the Talmud. The verse from Isaiah 55:6, “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found”, was applied to this time of the year when, said the Rabbis, God is especially accessible. In post-Talmudic times, the days of penitence were marked by changes and interpolations (such as zochrenu) in the liturgy. It also became customary to rise early on these days to supplicate Divine favour, and there was a long debate amongst the Geonim as to whether and when to fast during the ten days, even on Rosh HaShanah and Shabbat Shuvah.

Eventually the custom settled that instead of fasting on the two days of Rosh HaShanah and Shabbat Shuvah and Erev Yom Kippur, four days of fasting should precede Rosh HaShanah. Today we have abandoned these fasts but retained the prayers that went with them. Hence we commence Selichot four days before Rosh HaShanah. In practical terms this means that Selichot commence on the Sunday before Rosh HaShanah, but if the festival falls on Monday or Tuesday they commence from the Sunday of the previous week.

A further reason suggested for having four days of Selichot is that the Rosh HaShanah liturgy includes the Biblical phrase, “you shall observe a burnt offering”, and like an offering which needs to be scrutinised for defects for four days, so we need four days of self-searching before the day of judgment.

The Sephardi custom of commencing Selichot forty days before Yom Kippur (though some communities had the custom of commencing on 15th Ellul and not on Rosh Chodesh) reminds us that at the beginning of Ellul, after the episode of the Golden Calf, Moses ascended Mount Sinai again, after warning the people to behave properly in his absence, and came down on 10 Tishri with the message salachti, “I have forgiven”.

The Selichot reverberate with references to b’ashmoret haboker, “the beginning of dawn” and indeed much weight attaches to the custom of dawn or pre-dawn Selichot. It is not only that there were objections to uttering supplications at night. Psychologically there is a more subdued mood just before daybreak than is often seen in the more excited, almost theatre-like feeling of midnight Selichot.

This does not mean to say that Selichot at midnight, especially on the first Saturday night, are not permissible, and probably most who come to midnight Selichot would otherwise not attend or recite Selichot at all, but it is not always possible to combine a musical performance with the mood of introspection and penitence.

At first the Selichot service consisted of Biblical verses and short invocations of God’s mercy. Later the Thirteen Divine Attributes came to be constantly repeated, since the Talmud attached great importance to enunciating and striving to emulate them. Rabbi Yochanan, in a daring piece of imagery, even declared that God put on a tallit like a cantor and demonstrated to Moses how to recite the attributes, assuring him that if Israel had sinned but recited this passage they would secure forgiveness.
With the development of liturgical hymns, Piyyutim, the Selichot were embellished with poetical compositions which were distributed amongst the days when Selichot were said. These fall into four groups, tochachot (admonitions), akedot (reflections on the Binding of Isaac), techinnot (supplications) and bakkashot (petitions). Every day has its pizmon, a composition with a refrain; the name derives from the same Greek root as the word Psalm.

Like most Piyyutim, these tend to be intricate interweavings of phrases and ideas from the Bible, Talmud and Midrash. Their literary structure and ideological ambience are, however, of little interest to the average worshipper. What moves most people is not the intellectual as much as the emotional content of the service. And in terms of the feelings aroused by the time of year, the mood of the moment, the melodies and refrains, and even the fact that Selichot probably create more genuine piety than any of our other prayers, it must be said that this is truly one of our most successful liturgical experiences.

There is a custom to recite ten chapters of Tehillim each day during the month of Elul after the morning Shaharit service. After talking to Rico Cortes about this amazing subject, he shared with me the psalms to be read each day.

The Psalms of Repentance.
Psalm 32,
Psalm 41,
Psalm 42,
Psalm 59,
Psalm 77,
Psalm 90,
Psalm 105,
Psalm 137,
Psalm 150.

Brethren I have searched this subject out to bring as much information to you as I could about it.

If you do not totally understand this or agree that is OK. I would like to strongly suggest you all now go to my friend Rico Cortes site and read and as well listen to each of the prayers sung at this time.

While the whole Messianic world argues about how to pronounce the Name, Calendars, One Law or two laws, one house or two house. Our Jewish Brothers are at the proper time praying as One Nation, One People, One Heart, One Voice. It is Sad, that we the people who believe in Yeshua, can not agree on anything but the ones that do not recognize Yeshua as Messiah know how to pray to the father in Unity. I think that we need to repent and learn how to pray for forgiveness. Rico Cortes.

These are Prayers Chanted during the Time of Repentance from the Month of Elul to Yom Teruah

Please go and listen to the psalms as they are sung in Hebrew and read the psalms as you repent during this next 40 days leading up to the Day of Atonement.

One last point.

I have been keeping the Feasts since 1982 and this Hebraic way since 2005. Without exception during the time leading up to Sukkot each year have been trials and tribulations that have happened to me and to those I know going to the Feast. We lose our jobs or we have the car break down the day before we are to go. Something unforeseen happens and you have to make that awful choice of do you stay and not go to the Feast or do you say damn the torpedo’s and go anyway.

I have been threatened to be fired and people get all heated up about my going. I have left expecting to the divorced when I get back or all my things tossed out of the house. These are the days of trials, which are symbolic of the years before the tribulation when you will be sorely tried.

Sometimes all you can do is throw your hands in the air and let Yehovah know you are sorry for your sins and you are going to keep the Holy Days no matter what.

We who understand the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles know how little time is left. We know that in 2020 the worse disasters we could ever imagine will be upon us. We are told to ENDURE to the end. It means you put up with a great deal that you do not like. Brethren know and understand the meaning of these days and endure until He comes.

With permission from Rico I share with you his teaching on Selichot.

Selichot Prayers taken from the Siddur
Rico Cortes

Shalom and Welcome

Welcome to Wisdom in Torah. This little booklet contains the Selichot prayers for our time of Repentance during the month of Elul, starting August, to the day of Yom Kippur. On Wisdom in Torah website I will be doing the opening prayers by only using the psalms. Then I will read from the Selichot Siddur.
For those who do not know, Selichot are prayers for forgiveness and Siddur is a prayer book.
The opening prayers are listed separately so you can pick which ones you want to start with. Then continue with the prayers in the Siddur.
I really pray that we can all put our hearts, minds, and souls into approaching our father who is our king. Remember, the principle is for us to be together praying to the father as one people, one nation, one mind, one heart, one voice and one soul.

Shalom Rico
To Contact Rico
Rico Cortes P.O. Box 1845?Auburndale, Florida, 33823

Selichot Prayers using the Psalms and the Siddur
Learning the Protocol of the King
The Four Steps of Repentance
Teshuvah (Return or Repentance) is a generous gift from G-d, which allows us to erase our improper actions through a four-step process (see below).
The Torah tells us that no matter how far we stray or how many times we sin, G-d will wait for us to return to him through Teshuvah.
There are four basic parts to Teshuvah:
1. Leaving the Sin 2. Regret
3. Confession Before G-d
4. Acceptance for the Future
1. Leaving the Sin
Leaving the sin consists of stopping the commission of the sinful act. One cannot do Teshuvah if one continues to do the sin, even if he or she were to perform the next three steps perfectly.
2. Regret
Regret consists in sincerely regretting one’s wrong action. One must be genuinely ashamed and embarrassed over one’s sins.
3. Confession Before G-d
Acceptance for the future consists of resolving in one’s heart never to commit the sin ever again.
4. Acceptance for the Future
Confession before G-d consists of an oral confession spoken out loud, in which one formulates in words the commitments and attitudes one has reached in his or her heart. One should say, “I have sinned, I have done such and such; I deeply regret my actions, and I declare before G-d, Who knows my innermost thoughts, that I will never do this sin again.”
What YHVH is really looking for is the sincerity of the effort that a person puts into their Teshuvah!
Source: http://www.ou.org/chagim/elul/foursteps.html Introduction to Prayer
Psalm 51:15 O YHVH, open my lips, And that my mouth declare Your praise.

Devarim 6:4 “Hear, O Yisra‘?l: YHVH our Elohim, YHVH is one! 5 “And you shall love YHVH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your might. 6 “And these Words which I am commanding you today shall be in your heart, 7 and you shall impress them upon your children, and shall speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up, 8 and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 “And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Devarim 11:13 “And it shall be that if you diligently obey My commands which I command you today, to love YHVH your Elohim and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your being, 14 then I shall give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, and you shall gather in your grain, and your new wine, and your oil. 15 “And I shall give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be satisfied. 16 “Guard yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other mighty ones and bow down to them. 17 “Then the displeasure of YHVH shall burn against you, and He shall shut up the heavens, and there be no rain, and the land not give its increase. And you shall perish quickly from the good land which YHVH is giving you. 18 “And you shall lay up these Words1 of Mine in your heart and in your being, and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. Footnote: 1 See footnote at 5:22. 19 “And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up, 20 and shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children are increased on the soil of which YHVH swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens on the earth.

Numbers 15:37 And YHVH spoke to Mosheh, saying, 38 “Speak to the children of Yisra‘?l, and you shall say to them to make tzitziyot1 on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue cord in the tzitzit1 of the corners. Footnote: 1 See Explanatory notes – “Tzitzit” – plural Tzitziyot. 39 “And it shall be to you for a tzitzit, and you shall see it, and shall remember all the commands of YHVH and shall do them, and not search after your own heart and your own eyes after which you went whoring, 40 so that you remember, and shall do all My commands, and be set-apart unto your Elohim.?41 “I am YHVH your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, to be your Elohim. I am YHVH your Elohim.”

Blessing after the Shema

And certain, established and enduring, fair and faithful, beloved and cherished, delightful and pleasant, awesome and powerful, correct and accepted, good and beautiful is this affirmation to us forever and ever.

True – the God of the universe is our King; the Rock of Jacob is the Shield of our salvation. From generation to generation He endures and His Name endures and His throne is well established; His sovereignty and faithfulness endure forever. His words are living and enduring, faithful and delightful forever and to all eternity; for our forefathers and for us, for our children and for our generations, and for all the generations of Your servant Israel’s offspring.

Upon the earlier and upon later generations, this affirmation is good and enduring forever. True and faithful, it is an unbreakable decree. It is true that You are the YHVH, our God and the God of our forefathers, our King and the King of our forefathers, our Redeemer, the Redeemer of our forefathers; our Molder, the Rock of our salvation; our Liberator and our Rescuer – this has ever been Your Name. There is no God but you.
ASHREI – Contentment Awaits (Psalm 145)

Ashrei Psalm 145

Contentment awaits those who dwell in Your house; may they always praise You, Selah. Contentment awaits the people for whom this is so, contentment awaits the people whose God is the LORD.

I will exalt you, my God the King, and I will bless Your Name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You and I will laud Your Name forever and ever. The LORD is great and exceedingly lauded, and His greatness is beyond investigation. Each generation will praise Your deeds to the next and of Your mighty deeds they will tell; The splendorous glory of Your power and Your wondrous deeds I shall discuss. And of Your awesome power they will speak, and Your greatness I shall relate. A recollection of Your abundant goodness they will utter, and of Your righteousness they will sing exultantly.

Gracious and merciful is the LORD, slow to anger, and great in kindness. The LORD is good to all; His mercies are on all His works. All Your works shall thank You, O LORD, and your devout ones will bless You. Of the glory of Your kingdom they will speak, and of Your power they will tell; To inform human beings of His mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of His kingdom. Your kingdom is a kingdom spanning all eternities, and Your dominion is throughout every generation.

The LORD supports all those who are fallen and straightens all those who are bent. The eyes of all look to You with hope, and You give them their food in its proper time; You open Your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Righteous is the LORD in all His ways, and magnanimous in all His deeds. The LORD is close to all who call upon Him— to all who call upon Him sincerely. The will of those who fear Him He will do, and their cry He will hear and save them. The LORD protects all who love Him; but all the wicked He will destroy.


English version of Prayer.
1 May His great name be exalted and sanctifiedb is God‘s great name.a
2 in the world which He created according to His will!
3 May He establish His kingdom
4 and may His salvation blossom and His anointed be near.
5 during your lifetime and during your days
6 and during the lifetimes of all the House of Israel,
7 speedily and very soon! And say, Amen.a
Hebrew Aramaic version
1 Yitgaddal veyitqaddash shmeh rabba
2 Be?alma di vra khir’uteh
3 veyamlikh malkhuteh
4 [veyatzmah purqaneh vigarev (getz) meshiheh]
5 be?ayekhon uvyomekhon
6 uv?aye dekhol bet yisrael
7 be?agala uvizman qariv ve?imru amen

The next two lines are recited by the congregation and then the leader:

8 May His great name be blessed
9 or ever, and to all eternity!
10 Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted,
11 extolled and honoured, adored and lauded
12 be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He,a
14 hymns, praises and consolations
The half kaddish ends here.
Here the “complete kaddish” includes:
16 May the prayers andsupplications
17 of all Israel
18 be accepted by their Father who is in Heaven; And say, Amen.

8 yehe shmeh rabba mevarakh
9 le?alam ul?alme ?almaya
10 Yitbarakh veyishtabba? veyitpaar veyitromam
11 veyitnasse veyithaddar veyit?alleh veyithallal
12 shmeh dequdsha, brikh hu.
13 le?ella (l?ella mikkol) min kol birkhata
14 veshirata tushbe?ata vene?emata
15 daamiran be?alma ve?imru amen

The half kaddish ends here.
Here the “complete kaddish” includes:
16 Titqabbal tzlothon uva?ut’hon
17 d’khol bet yisrael
18 qodam avuhon di bishmayya, v?imru amen

Psalms of Selichot

Psalm 27:1 YHVH is my light and my deliverance; Whom should I fear? YHVH is the refuge of my life; Whom should I dread? 2 When evil-doers come against me To eat up my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, They shall stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamps against me, My heart does not fear; Though battle comes up against me, Even then I would be trusting. 4 One matter I asked of YHVH – this I seek: To dwell in the House of YHVH All the days of my life, To see the pleasantness of YHVH, And to inquire in His H?kal. 5 For in the day of evil He hides me in His booth; In the covering of His Tent He hides me; On a rock He raises me up. 6 And now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me; And I offer in His Tent with shouts of joy; I sing, yea, I sing praises to YHVH. 7 Hear, O YHVH, when I cry with my voice! And show me favour, and answer me. 8 To my heart You have said, “Seek My face.” Your face, YHVH, I seek. 9 Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in displeasure; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O Elohim of my deliverance. 10 When my father and my mother have forsaken me, Then YHVH does take me in. 11 Teach me Your way, O YHVH, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. 12 Do not give me over To the desire of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And they 13 What if I had not believed To see the goodness of YHVH In the land of the living! 14 Wait on YHVH, be strong, And let Him strengthen your heart! Wait, I say, on YHVH!

Psalm 130: 1 A Song of degrees. Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Jehovah. 2 Lord, hear my voice, and let Your ears listen to the voice of My prayers. 3 If You will keep in mind iniquities, O Jehovah, who shall stand, O Lord? 4 But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared. 5 I wait for Jehovah, my soul waits, and in His Word I hope. 6 My soul waits for Jehovah more than morning-watchers who are watching for the morning. 7 Let Israel hope in Jehovah; for with Jehovah there is mercy, and with Him is plentiful redemption. 8 And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Psa 17:1 A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O Jehovah; listen to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, for it is not in lips of deceit. 2 Let my judgment go out from Your presence; let Your eyes behold uprightly. 3 You have proved my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me, and You will find nothing; my thoughts do not pass beyond my mouth. 4 Concerning the works of men, by the Words of Your lips, I am kept from the paths of the destroyer. 5 My steps have been held in Your paths, so that my footsteps have not slipped. 6 I have called on You, for You will hear me, O God; bow down Your ear to me; hear my speech. 7 Set out Your wonderful loving-kindness, O Savior of those seeking refuge in You, by Your right hand, from those who rise up against me. 8 Keep me as the pupil, the daughter of the eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings, 9 from the face of the wicked who strip me. Those against my soul, My foes, encircle me. 10 They are enclosed in their own fat; with their mouth they speak proudly, 11 they have now hemmed in our steps, they have set their eyes to bow me to the earth, 12 their likeness is like a lion that longs to tear, and like a young lion lurking in secret places. 13 Arise, O Jehovah, disappoint him, bow him down; deliver my soul from the wicked by Your sword, 14 from men by Your hand, O Jehovah, from men of the world whose portion is in this life, and whose belly You fill with Your treasure. They are satisfied with sons, and will leave their riches to their babes. 15 As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with Your image.

Psa 32:1 A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. Blessed is the man whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom Jehovah does not charge iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. 3 When I kept silence, my bones became old through my roaring all the day long. 4 For by day and by night Your hand was heavy on me; my sap is turned into the droughts of summer. Selah. 5 I confessed my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, I will confess my transgression to Jehovah; and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah. 6 For this let every godly one pray to You, in a time when You may be found; surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come near him. 7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall circle me with songs of deliverance. Selah. 8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you, My eye shall be on you. 9 Be not like the horse, or like the mule, who have no understanding, whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, so that they do not come near you. 10 The wicked has many sorrows, but mercy embraces him who trusts in Jehovah. 11 Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.

Psa 51:1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your loving-kindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me completely from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I confess my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done evil in Your sight; that You might be justified when You speak, and be clear when You judge. 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. 6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part You shall make me to know wisdom. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which You have broken may rejoice. 9 Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from Your presence, and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways; and sinners shall be converted to You. 14 Deliver me from the guilt of shedding blood, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. 15 O Jehovah, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise. 16 For You do not desire sacrifice; or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. 18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; build the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then shall You be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering; then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.

Psa 65:1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm and Song of David. To You silence is praise, O God, in Zion; and to You is a vow paid. 2 To You who hears prayer, all flesh comes. 3 Things of iniquity are mightier than I; as for our transgressions, You shall purge them away. 4 Blessed is the one whom You choose, and cause to come near You. He shall dwell in Your courts; we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, of Your holy temple. 5 By awesome things in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation; who are the hope of all the ends of the earth and the sea, of those far away. 6 The mountains are established by Your strength, banded together with might, 7 who stills the noise of the sea, the roar of their waves, and the uproar of the peoples. 8 And the inhabitants of the furthermost places are afraid of Your signs; You make the beginning of the morning and the evening rejoice. 9 You visit the earth and water it; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for in this way You have prepared it. 10 You fill its terraces with water; You deepen its furrows; You make it soft with showers; You bless the sprouting of it. 11 You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drop fatness. 12 They drop on the pastures of the wilderness; and the little hills gird themselves with joy. 13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with grain; they shout for joy and sing.

Psa 85:1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm for the sons of Korah. O Jehovah, You have been gracious to Your land; You have brought back the captivity of Jacob. 2 You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sins. Selah. 3 You have taken away all Your wrath; You have turned from the heat of Your anger. 4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause Your anger toward us to cease. 5 Will You be angry with us forever? Will You draw out Your anger to all generations? 6 Will You not give us life again, so that Your people may rejoice in You? 7 Show us Your mercy, O Jehovah, and grant us Your salvation. 8 I will hear what God Jehovah will speak; for He will speak peace to His people, and to His saints; but let them not turn again to folly. 9 Surely His salvation is near those that fear Him, so that glory may dwell in our land. 10 Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from Heaven. 12 Yea, Jehovah shall give good; and our land shall yield its increase. 13 Righteousness shall go before Him and shall set us in the way of His steps.

Psa 102:1 A prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before Jehovah. Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and let my cry come to You. 2 Hide not Your face from me in the day when I am in trouble; bow down Your ear to me; in the day I call, answer me quickly. 3 For my days go up like smoke, and my bones glow like a firebrand. 4 My heart is stricken, and dried like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread. 5 Because of the voice of my groaning, my bones hold fast to my skin. 6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert. 7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone on the house top. 8 My enemies curse me all the day; and they who are mad against me are sworn against me. 9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and have mixed my drink with weeping, 10 because of Your anger and Your wrath; for You have lifted me up and cast me down. 11 My days are like a shadow stretched out; and I wither like grass. 12 But You, O Jehovah, shall endure forever; and Your memory to all generations. 13 You shall arise, and have mercy on Zion; for the time to pity her, yea, the set time, has come. 14 For Your servants take pleasure in its stones, and pity its dust. 15 So the nations shall fear the name of Jehovah, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. 16 When Jehovah shall build up Zion, He shall appear in His glory. 17 He will turn to the prayer of the forsaken and not despise their prayer. 18 This shall be written for the generation to come; and the people who shall be created shall praise Jehovah. 19 For He has looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from Heaven Jehovah beheld the earth; 20 to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to set free the sons of death; 21 to declare the name of Jehovah in Zion, and His praise in Jerusalem; 22 when the peoples and the kingdoms have gathered together to serve Jehovah. 23 He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days. 24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days; Your years are through the generation of generations. 25 Of old You have laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of Your hands. 26 They shall perish, but You shall endure; yea, all of them shall become old like a garment; like a robe You shall change them, and they shall be changed; 27 but You are He, and Your years shall have no end. 28 The sons of Your servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before You.

Psalm 27:1 YHVH is my light and my deliverance; Whom should I fear? YHVH is the refuge of my life; Whom should I dread? 2 When evil-doers come against me To eat up my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, They shall stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamps against me, My heart does not fear; Though battle comes up against me, Even then I would be trusting. 4 One matter I asked of YHVH – this I seek: To dwell in the House of YHVH All the days of my life, To see the pleasantness of YHVH, And to inquire in His H?kal. 5 For in the day of evil He hides me in His booth; In the covering of His Tent He hides me; On a rock He raises me up. 6 And now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me; And I offer in His Tent with shouts of joy; I sing, yea, I sing praises to YHVH. 7 Hear, O YHVH, when I cry with my voice! And show me favour, and answer me. 8 To my heart You have said, “Seek My face.” Your face, YHVH, I seek. 9 Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in displeasure; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O Elohim of my deliverance. 10 When my father and my mother have forsaken me, Then YHVH does take me in. 11 Teach me Your way, O YHVH, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. 12 Do not give me over To the desire of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And they 13 What if I had not believed To see the goodness of YHVH In the land of the living! 14 Wait on YHVH, be strong, And let Him strengthen your heart! Wait, I say, on YHVH!

Psa 103:1 A Psalm of David. Bless Jehovah, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name. 2 Bless Jehovah, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; 3 who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; 4 who redeems your life from ruin; who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies; 5 who satisfies your mouth with good; your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 Jehovah works righteousness and judgment for all who are pressed down. 7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. 8 Jehovah is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and rich in mercy. 9 He will not always chasten, nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so is His mercy toward those who fear Him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father pities his children, Jehovah pities those who fear Him. 14 For He knows our form; He remembers that we are dust. 15 As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone; and its place shall know it no more. 17 But the mercy of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness is to sons of sons; 18 to those who keep His covenant, and to those who remember to do His Commandments. 19 Jehovah has prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom rules over all. 20 Bless Jehovah, O angels of His, who excel in strength, who do His command, listening to the voice of His Word. 21 Bless Jehovah, all His hosts, ministers of His who do His pleasure. 22 Bless Jehovah, all His works in all places of His rule; bless Jehovah, O my soul.

Psa 104:1 Bless Jehovah, O my soul. O Jehovah my God, You are very great; You have put on honor and majesty, 2 covering Yourself with light as with a robe; and stretching out the heavens like a curtain; 3 He lays the beams of His upper rooms in the waters. He sets the clouds as His chariots; He walks on the wings of the wind; 4 He makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flaming fire. 5 He laid the earth on its foundations; it shall not be shaken forever. 6 You covered the deep as with a robe; the waters stand above the mountains. 7 At Your rebuke they flee; at the voice of Your thunder they hurry away. 8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys to the place which You have founded for them. 9 You have set a bound that they may not pass over, so that they do not turn again to cover the earth. 10 He sends the springs into the valleys; they flow between the hills. 11 They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses break their thirst. 12 By them the birds of the heavens will have their place of rest; they sing among the branches. 13 He waters the hills from His upper rooms; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works. 14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for the service of man, to bring forth food out of the earth, 15 and wine cheers the heart of man, and oil makes his face shine, and bread sustains the heart of man. 16 The trees of Jehovah are full, the cedars of Lebanon which He has planted; 17 where the birds make their nests; the fir trees are the house of the stork. 18 The high hills are for the wild goats, and the rocks are a refuge for the badgers. 19 He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows its going down. 20 You make darkness, and it is night, in which all the beasts of the forest creep forth. 21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from God. 22 The sun rises; they are gathered, and go to their dens to lie down. 23 Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening. 24 O Jehovah, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your riches. 25 This is the great and wide sea, in which are creeping things without number, both small and great animals. 26 There the ships go; You made this great sea animal to play in it. 27 These all wait on You, that You may give them their food in due season. 28 You give to them, they gather; You open Your hand; they are filled with good. 29 You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. 30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the earth. 31 The glory of Jehovah shall endure forever; Jehovah shall rejoice in His works. 32 He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the hills, and they smoke. 33 I will sing to Jehovah as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34 My thoughts of Him shall be sweet; I will be glad in Jehovah. 35 Let the sinners perish from the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless Jehovah, O my soul. Praise Jehovah!

Shema Israel, YHVH, Eloheynu, YHVH echad.
YHVH Hu HaElohim! YHVH He is Elohim!
YHVH Hu HaElohim! YHVH He is Elohiim!
YHVH Hu HaElohim! YHVH He is Elohim!
YHVH Hu HaElohim! YHVH He is Elohim!

YHVH reigns, YHVH reigned , YHVH will reign for ever and ever.?Create in me a clean heart, O Elohim, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.?Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Set-apart Spirit from me.?I cry with my whole heart, ANSWER ME!?YHVH, I will keep your statutes and commandments, for your Right Hand is outstretched to receive those who Repent.
May the expressions of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart always find favor before you, YHVH, my Rock and my Redeemer.

The Orot Sephardic Selichot
El Melech / GOD KING
El, King, who sits in judgment on a throne of mercy and acts with kindness, Who forgives the iniquities of His people, removes sins one by one, abundantly grants forgiveness to transgressors and pardon to sinners,?Who performs righteous deeds with all those of flesh and spirit:
not according to their wickedness does He exact retribution.?EL, you taught us to recite the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy, therefore, recall for us today the covenant of the Thirteen Attributes, as you made known to the humble one in ancient times.?Such is it written in Your Torah: “YHVH descended in the cloud and stood there with him, and called out with the Name: YHVH and there it was stated:?YHVH passed by before him and called out:
YHVH, YHVH?1. Elohim?2. Compassionate One?3. Gracious One,?4. Who is slow?5. to anger?6. and abounding in kindness?7. and Truth?8. He keeps kindness?9. for thousands of generations, 10. bears iniquity?11. sin?12. and transgression,?13 and absolves those who repent.
May you forgive our iniquity and our transgression, and take us as your inheritance.?and YHVH said to Moshe: I will cause My entire Goodness to pass before you.?and I will call in the Name of YHVH before you, I will show grace to whomever I will be gracious, and I will show compassion to whomever I will show compassion.
Ata Ha Melech / You are King
Hear Heavens turn your attention; turn your ear to me.?Now, falling to my face, I am returning from my sin and embezzlement,?O My Eli (YHVH) you are my King.?I will bow my head and go down on my knees the one who makes life good, show me the way So I won‘t be like a wanderer, when the days passed, when the strange dark days has passed by. PLEASE, show mercy O King, King, King of Kings
ASHREI – Contentment Awaits (Psalm 145)
Ashrei Psalm 145
Contentment awaits those who dwell in Your house; may they always praise You, Selah. Contentment awaits the people for whom this is so, contentment awaits the people whose God is the LORD.
I will exalt you, my God the King, and I will bless Your Name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You and I will laud Your Name forever and ever. The LORD is great and exceedingly lauded, and His greatness is beyond investigation. Each generation will praise Your deeds to the next and of Your mighty deeds they will tell; The splendorous glory of Your power and Your wondrous deeds I shall discuss. And of Your awesome power they will speak, and Your greatness I shall relate. A recollection of Your abundant goodness they will utter, and of Your righteousness they will sing exultantly.
Gracious and merciful is the LORD, slow to anger, and great in kindness. The LORD is good to all; His mercies are on all His works. All Your works shall thank You, O LORD, and your devout ones will bless You. Of the glory of Your kingdom they will speak, and of Your power they will tell; To inform human beings of His mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of His kingdom. Your kingdom is a kingdom spanning all eternities, and Your dominion is throughout every generation.
The LORD supports all those who are fallen and straightens all those who are bent. The eyes of all look to You with hope, and You give them their food in its proper time; You open Your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Righteous is the LORD in all His ways, and magnanimous in all His deeds. The LORD is close to all who call upon Him— to all who call upon Him sincerely. The will of those who fear Him He will do, and their cry He will hear and save them. The LORD protects all who love Him; but all the wicked He will destroy.
1 May His great name be exalted and sanctifiedb is God‘s great name.a
2 in the world which He created according to His will!
3 May He establish His kingdom
4 and may His salvation blossom and His anointed be near.
5 during your lifetime and during your days
6 and during the lifetimes of all the House of Israel,
7 speedily and very soon! And say, Amen.a
1 Yitgaddal veyitqaddash shmeh rabba
2 Be?alma di vra khir’uteh
3 veyamlikh malkhuteh be?ayekhon uvyomekhon
4 [veyatzma? purqaneh viqarev (qetz) meshi?eh]
5 be?ayekhon uvyomekhon
6 uv?aye dekhol bet yisrael
7 be?agalauvizmanqariv ve?imru amen

The next two lines are recited by the congregation and then the leader:
8 May His great name be blessed
9 for ever, and to all eternity!
10 Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted,
11 extolled and honoured, adored and lauded
12 be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He,
13 above and beyond all the blessings,
14 hymns, praises and consolations
15 that are uttered in the world! And say, Amen.

The half kaddish ends here.

8 yehe shmeh rabba mevarakh
9 le?alam ul?alme ?almaya
10 Yitbarakh veyishtabba? veyitpaar veyitromam
11 veyitnasse veyithaddar veyit?alleh veyithallal
12 shmeh dequdsha, brikh hu.
13 e?ella (l?ella mikkol) min kol birkhata
14 veshirata tushbe?ata vene?emata
15 daamiran be?alma ve?imru amen

Nehemiah 1:5 and I said, “I pray, YHVH Elohim of the heavens, O great and awesome ?l, guarding the covenant and kindness with those who love You, and with those guarding Your commands, 6 please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, for the children of Yisra‘?l Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Yisra‘?l which we have sinned against You. Both my father‘s house and I have sinned. 7 “We have acted very corruptly against You, and have not guarded the commands, nor the laws, nor the right-rulings which You commanded Your servant Mosheh. 8 “Please remember the word that You commanded Your servant Mosheh, saying, “If you trespass, I shall scatter you among the peoples, 9 but if you shall turn back to Me, and guard My commands and do them, though you were cast out to the end of the heavens, I shall gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen, to make My Name dwell there.”10 “And they are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. 11 “O YHVH, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who delight to fear Your Name. And let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him compassion in the presence of this man.” For I was cupbearer to the sovereign.
Ben Adam
Son of Man! Why do you slumber? Arise and call out in supplication; pour out words of prayer; seek forgiveness from the Master of Masters. Wash and purify yourself; do not delay before the days depart.?And hurriedly run for Help before He who dwells on high.
From transgression and also evil flee and be dreadful of tragedy.?O please pay heed to those who know your Name–the loyal ones of Israel. For your, Adonai, is righteousness and ours is nothing but shame.
Stand up like a man and be courageous, to confess your sins. Seek God (YHVH), Almighty, in earnest to atone for your sins, for never are hidden secrets from Him.?And every utterance that is spoken is read before him.
May He who is merciful have mercy upon us, as a father has mercy for his children. For your, Adonai, is righteousness and ours is nothing but shame.
Lema‘anchah, Elohai (done during Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur)
Lema‘anchah, Elohai /English Words:
For your sake, my Elohai, favor this people who seek you in the morning, to implore your presence in the morning ma-amad.?Adonai, hearken! Act! do not delay!
For your sake, my Elohai,?draw up from the depths of the sea those sated with gall and wormwood?in the places of the their wandering and captivity.?Gaze upon their oppression and their suffering: do not turn to their rebelliousness! Incline your ear to their petition in the morning prayer!?Adonai, hearken! Act! Do not delay!
For your sake, my Elohai, demonstrate a sign of goodness:?Bestow grace upon sorrowful souls thirsting for waters of salvation! Gather those cast off and dispersed to all corners:?From the severity of their hardship, their skin has become so blackened! Adonai, Hearken! Act! Do not delay!
For your sake, My Elohai, may your compassion be stirred! From the abode of your heavens, heed the voice of your people who bear the yoke of your fury, anger and rage.?From bearing the dread of you, their heart is beset by grief! Adonai, hearken! Act! Do not delay!
For your sake, my Elohai, be compassionate to your impoverished ones!?Gladden them from their grief. In your counsel lead them: make wondrous your acts of kindness! O please take pity on them and be compassionate, on those who are borne from the womb, LO! from the very inception of dawn!?Adonai, hearken! Act! do not delay!
Adonai, hear! Adonai, Fogive! Adonai, listen and do! do not delay.?Do so for Your own sake, my Eloha, for your name is invoked upon your city and upon your people. Bring us back to you, Adonai, and we shall return, renew our days as of old.
O king who is extolled in the encampments of holy ark, cleanse us of transgression and of all culpability! O forgive us though our sins be manifold: Answer us for the sake of the hewn rocks (forefathers)!
Let the gates of repentance never be shut closed; let our outcries be brought near before you! We have come near to you, and may we find favor as burnt offerings of bulls and sheep!
We have returned in repentance to you, our youth and our aged! supported and secure in your abundant mercies! Surely be compassionately merciful upon us, O Rock, Who dwells in the Heights!?Elohim, KING, Who sits in judgment on a Throne of Mercy…….
Viduy (Confession)
Daniel 9:3 So I set my face toward YHVH the Elohim to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.4 And I prayed to YHVH my Elohim, and made confession, and said, “O YHVH, great and awesome ?l, guarding the covenant and the kindness to those who love Him, and to those who guard His commands.5 “We have sinned and did crookedness, and did wrong and rebelled, to turn aside from Your commands and from Your right-rulings.6 “And we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your Name to our sovereigns, our heads, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.7 “O YHVH, to You is the righteousness, and to us the shame of face, as it is this day – to the men of Yehudah, to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim and all Yisra‘?l, those near and those far off in all the lands to which You have driven them, because of their trespass which they have trespassed against You.8 “O Master, to us is the shame of face, to our sovereigns, to our heads, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against You.9 “To YHVH our Elohim are the compassions and forgivenesses, for we have rebelled against Him.10 “And we have not obeyed the voice of YHVH our Elohim, to walk in His Torah, which He set before us through His servants the prophets.11 “And all Yisra‘?l have transgressed Your Torah, and turned aside, so as not to obey Your voice. So the curse and the oath written in the Torah of Mosheh the servant of Elohim have been poured out on us, for we have sinned against Him.12 “And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our rulers who judged us, by bringing upon us great evil. For under all the heavens there has not been done like what was done to Yerushalayim.13 “As it is written in the Torah of Mosheh, all this evil has come upon us, and we have not entreated the face of YHVH our Elohim, to turn back from our crookednesses, and to study Your truth.14 “Hence YHVH has watched over the evil and has brought it upon us. For YHVH our Elohim is righteous in all the works which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.15 “And now, O YHVH our Elohim, who brought Your people out of the land of Mitsrayim with a strong hand, and made Yourself a Name, as it is this day – we have sinned, we have done wrong!16 “O YHVH, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your displeasure and Your wrath be turned away from Your city Yerushalayim, Your set-apart mountain. For, because of our sins, and because of the crookednesses of our fathers, Yerushalayim and Your people have become a reproach to all those around us.17 “And now, our Elohim, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the sake of YHVH cause Your face to shine on Your set-apart place, which is laid waste.18 “O my Elohim, incline Your ear and hear. Open Your eyes and see our wastes, and the city which is called by Your Name. For we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great compassions.19 “O YHVH, hear! O YHVH, forgive! O YHVH, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my Elohim, for Your city and Your people are called by Your Name.”
Eloheynu Shebbashamayim
Our Elohim in heaven, hear our voice and accept our prayer with favor. amen Eloheynu in heaven. do not allow us to be destroyed in our long exile. amen. Eloheynu in heaven, recall Your covenant and do not forget us. amen?Bless your bread and our water; amen Herald for us good tidings; amen Eradicate from us all harsh and evil decrees; amen.
Eloheynu in heaven, decree for us good decrees. amen?Reveal the glory of your kingdom over us speedily. amen?Eloheynu in heaven, we have sought you, make yourself available to us. amen?Eloheynu in heaven, be receptive to us today and each and every day in our prayers. amen
Cause us to return with perfect repentance before You. amen Eloheynu in heaven, do not embarrass us from our hope. amen We shall call out and you will answer us. amen?Eloheynu in heaven, remember us favorably before you. amen Exonerate us in our judgment. amen
Our GOD in heaven, have mercy on us, and on our children and on our infants. amen (have pity and have compassion for us. amen)?Eloheynu in heaven, purify us from our iniquities. amen?Eloheynu in heaven, may your mercies be stirred for us. amen.
Eloheynu in heaven, perform for us a sign for good.?Perform for us a sign of salvation.?Perform for us a sign for compassion.?Let those who hate us see and be shamed; let our foes see and be disgraced; For you, YHVH have helped us and consoled us.
In times of anger, recall your love.?In times of anger, recall you mercy.?In times of anger, recall the binding of Isaac. (Yeshua) Look at the Covenant; do not nullify your covenant with us. Answer us at this exact time.
Elohim Ata Yada‘ata
O Elohim, you know of my foolishness and my sins; all my transgressions are not concealed from you. When I think of the enormity of my wrongdoing, I feel like water that has been spilled and as if all my bones have come asunder; heed the sound of my supplications.
At times of anger recall your mercy for he who knocks at the gates of your compassion; who stands as supplicant servant asking for your forgiveness. My eyes opened before the night watches to tell of your greatness. I shall proclaim your might to the generation, Your power, to all who are yet to come.
Uncover my eyes so that I may see wonders from your Torah. (heart) They shall sing out your name those who yearn for the hidden end; return to their dwellings the exiles who are spread out in all the corners of the earth. For you are YHVH, Elohim, YHVH of Host. Elohim, of host bring us back. With wondrous things may you respond to us in righteousness. Gaze upon the face of your anointed one and see our protector. And all who trust in you shall rejoice; forever shall they joyously sing.
Anenu, (answer us) our Father, Anenu!
Answer us, our creator, answer us!?Answer us, our Redeemer, answer us!?Answer us, Elohai Abraham, Answer us!?Answer us, the One feared by Isaac, Answer us!?Answer us, Mighty One of Ya’acob, Answer us!?Answer, Shield of David, Answer us!?Answer us, who answers in time of favor, Answer us!?Answer us, You who answer in time of distress, Answer us!?Answer us, you who answers in time of mercy, Answer us!?Answer us, Elohim of Heaven, Answer us!?Answer us, Elohim of Yeshu, Answer us!?Answer us, in the merit of your Messiah, Answer us!?Answer us, Compassionate and Gracious One, Answer us!?Compassionate and Gracious One we have sinned before you; have Mercy on us!
Adon Hasselihot
Master of Forgiveness, examiner of hearts, the revealer of depths, speaker of justice. We have sinned before You; have mercy upon us!
He who is magnificent in wonders, who is expert in comforting, who recalls the covenant with the Patriarchs, who investigates the emotions.?We have sinned before You; have mercy upon us!
He who is good and does good for his creations, who knows all hidden things, who overlooks iniquities, who is clothed in righteousness.?We have sinned before You; have mercy upon us!
He who is full of merits, who is awesome in praises, who pardons iniquities, who answers in times of distress. We have sinned before You; have mercy upon us!
He who performs salvations, who sees future events, who calls the future generation, who rides in the highest heavens, who hears prayers, who is perfect in knowledge.?We have sinned before You; have mercy upon us!
Compassionate Elohim is your name; Elohim who is Gracious is your name; Elohim who is slow to anger is your name; Full of Compassion is your name.
Your Name is called upon us; O YHVH, act for the sake of your great Name.
El Rahum Shemach
Compassionate Elohim is your name; Gracious Elohim is your name;?see the oppression of your people; have mercy on your world.?Splendorous Elohim is your name; Blessed Elohim is your name; Great Elohim is your name;?Preeminent Elohim is your name; see the oppression of your people;?Magnificent Elohim is your name; Modest Elohim is your name;?Meritorious Elohim is your name; Gracious Elohim is your Name;?See the oppression of your people; have mercy on your world; (compassionate Elohim)?Pure Elohim is your name; Unique Elohim is your name; Mighty Elohim is your name;?Elohim for eternity is your name; see the oppression of your world. (Compassionate Elohim)?Elohim, who is King is your Name; Awesome Elohim is your name; Elohim who Sustains is your name; Elohim who helps is your name; see the oppression of your people;?have mercy on your world. (Compassionate Elohim)?O Adonai, act for the sake of your name; and have pity upon Israel, Your people.?O Adonai, act for the sake of Yeshua your anointed, Your Son; and have pity upon Israel, Your people.?O Adonai, act for the sake of Abraham, whom you counted his faith as righteousness;?and have pity upon Israel, your people.?O Adonai, act for the sake of Isaac, who was bound in your mountain; and have pity upon Israel, your people. O Adonai, act for the sake of Ya’acob, who was answered upon a ladder from your high places;?and have pity upon Israel your people.?Act for the sake of your name. Act for the sake of your truth.?Act for the sake of your covenant. Act for the sake of your Torah.?Act for the sake of your Magnificence. Act for the sake of your meeting Place.?Act for the sake of your kindness. Act for the sake of your Goodness.?Act for the sake of your honor. Act for the sake of those who study your Torah.?Act for the Sake of your kingdom. Act for the sake of your Eternal name.?Act for the sake of your glory.
Yah, Shema / Yah Hear
O Yah, hearken to your poor who plead before you, Our Father, to your children do not close your ear.
O Yah, a nation from the depths called from an abundance of troubles: please do not turn them away empty-handed today from before you.
Their treachery and their iniquity erase, along with their abundant blatant sins, and if you will not act for their sake, act, my Rock, for your sake.
Erase their offense today and favor their speech like a gift: guide their heart to You, and let Your ear be attentive.
Turn to the tears on their faces and gather the straying flock: appoint for Yourself a shepherd, and tent in a goodly fashion to your sheep.
Those who walk on a straight path herald to them forgiveness today: and with the morning prayer, grant then Your grace.
Psa 25:1 A Psalm of David. To You, O Jehovah, I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in You; do not let me be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me. 3 Yea, let none who wait on You be ashamed; let them be ashamed who sin without cause. 4 Make me know Your ways, O Jehovah; teach me Your paths. 5 Lead me in Your truth, and teach me; for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day long. 6 Remember, O Jehovah, Your tender mercies and Your loving-kindnesses; for they are from eternity. 7 Do not remember the sins of my youth, or my rebellings; according to Your mercy remember me for Your goodness’ sake, O Jehovah. 8 Good and upright is Jehovah; therefore He will teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek He will guide in judgment; and the meek He will teach His way. 10 All the paths of Jehovah are mercy and truth to those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. 11 For Your name’s sake, O Jehovah, pardon my iniquity; for it is great. 12 What man is he who fears Jehovah? He shall teach him in the way that he shall choose. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14 The secret of Jehovah is with those who fear Him; and He will show them His covenant. 15 My eyes are ever toward Jehovah; for He shall pluck my feet out of the net. 16 Turn to me, and have mercy on me, for I am wasted and afflicted. 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. 18 Look on my affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins. 19 Look on my enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. 20 Keep my soul, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You. 21 Let purity and uprightness keep me; for I wait on You. 22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.
Elecha YHVH
Toward You, Adonai, I have raised up my eyes; hear the sound of my pleas as befits Your great kindness. I have trusted in your Name and have spread out my palms; I have taken words and have come unto You. My sorrows have been overpowering and my groans have increased, for all of my sins have set before you. My delicate soul dissipates from grief; release from anxiety the soul of your servant. Remove my sin, O Elohim of my salvation; also my tears may you place in Your flask.
In times of anger, Your mercy may you recall and reconsider, and gladden and console the soul of your servant. Recall my poverty and my sadness, my bitterness from my earliest existence; until when, against me will You renew your witnesses?
My oppressors have humiliated me as have my enemies and my adversaries; please hear my statements when I approach in fear of you. The haughty people have set for me snares and traps, in them are trapped the legs of Your loved ones. They set traps for me and they testify falsely against me; strangers have engulfed me, O Rock-other than You. O Rock, reveal Your glory to a people who are led and helped and Your hidden good grant to your remnants.
Those oppressed under much pressure do not distance yourself from them; recall Abraham, Isaac and Yisrael, Your servants. O compassionate One, be a support to a people sated with bitter herbs; and act, please, for the sake of our forefathers. Shaddai, You have been powerful in all that you have done, for your are righteous and righteousness is your cloak. May You forgive my sin, for my hope is in You, my King; and set straight my path, my Elohim, to serve you. May you turn to my prayer and to my expression of song, for You are my hope and who will not testify about You? Toward you, Adonai, I have raised up my eyes; hear the sound of my please as befits Your great kindness.
Out Father, the merciful Father, save us for the sake of Your Name. Our Elohim, Elohim of our forefathers, save us for the sake of Your Name. When we are in distress we call on You; save us for the sake of your Name. Bestow upon us Your stirring Mercies, and save us for the sake of your Name. We have sought You, so make Yourself available to us; Respond to us today, and each and every day, in our prayer; and save us for the sake of Your name. Do not embarrass us from our hope; and save us for the sake of your name. Remember, us favorably before you; and save us for sake of Your name. Purify us from the defilement of our iniquities; and save us for the sake of Your Name.
Our Father our King, You are our Father; Our Father, our King, we have none but You; our Father, our King, have mercy on us. If we have done good deeds, You are our Father, and if we have evil deeds, we have none but You, Our Father, our King, have mercy on us. If our sins are many, You are our Father, you are the Rock of our salvation, we have none but You; Our Father, our King have mercy on us. If we have spoken much You are our Father. Remember that we are merely physical substance, we have none but you.
Our Father, our King have mercy on us. If we have sinned to you, You are our Father, our Master! Forgive us, we have none but You; our Father, our King, have mercy on us. To You, Adonai, we have hoped You are our Father; for you are our Father; for You are our Father, we have none but You; Our Father, our King have mercy on us. To You we spread our hands in prayer, You are our Father; make to us a healing, we have none but You; Deal with us with righteousness and kindness for the sake of Your great Name, and save us.
Hon Tahon
Be merciful to Your children who are returning to You, and who stand before You with trepidation, fearful of the time they will be called to judgment; it is for that reason that they come in distress. Recall compassion, on the Day of Judgment; do away with anger and wrath at the time You will judge those who fear You and those who are engrossed in Your Name they who are sitting in judgment. Bring near to me the year of the Redeemer and redeem me; upon restful waters, O Elohim, lead me. And recall for me the merit of the perfect man, place like a seal upon Your heart. If you were to keep an accounting of sins for me to create for me a burden, see, my Rock and my Redeemer, how can I carry them? I cannot carry them upon myself; rather, the evil of my actions may You carry, O Elohim be merciful on with us.
Psalm 130:1 A Song of degrees. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O YHVH. 2 Adonia, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3 If thou, YHVH, shouldest mark iniquities, O Adonai, who shall stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. 5 I wait for the YHVH, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. 6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.7 Let Israel hope in the YHVH: for with the YHVH there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. 8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Psalm 133:1 O YHVH, my heart has not been proud, Nor have my eyes been haughty. Neither have I concerned myself with great matters, Nor with those too wondrous for me.2 Have I not calmed, and kept my being silent, Like one weaned by its mother? My being is like one weaned. 3 O Yisra?‘l, wait for YHVH, Now and forever.
May the expressions of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart always find favor before you, YHVH, my Rock and my Redeemer.


  1. Jan

    Yes Joe, we are keeping ourselves very busy indeed and help is needed from other people.
    You failed to mention another teaching resource that is great for more 1 on 1 learning and questions. I have been teaching segments from your various books on MeWe CHAT. These are small segments spoon-fed with opportunities for questions either within chat or my personal mail for those who want to remain more quiet. Either works. I am anxious to teach Joe’s great teachings and research, but sadly only a small faithful segment of around 4-5 people seem interested. Who knows how many might be ‘behind the scenes’ reading without talking. Maybe. But, those 4-5 are worth every minute of my time. Please let others in your newsletter know about this. Some people are overwhelmed by a book or they are just very new to all of this “Torah stuff” and Joe’s insights that no one else teaches and they appreciate the segmented approach. It is also good reminders of what has been read in the past.
    I also have several lesson books that bridge the gap between Christianity and your insights with Daniel’s time line and Sabbatical and Jubilee years. I have so many ideas of more lesson books to write, but just no time to do it. These small lessons are needed for people in the western nations as well as Africa, India, and elsewhere. I’ve had several from your SightedMoon followers ask me to forward these books to them because they either have trouble keeping up due to being new to Torah or they use them to teach 1 on 1 to others themselves. There are also lesson books for a group study you may be participating in with people in your neighborhood. All the books draw from Joe’s teachings with the great research and wisdom he has passed down to us. Joe’s newest book addresses new people to Torah quite well too.
    And lastly, I am SO GLAD to see you mention Murabba’at. I have been bursting at the seams to share this NEW discovery! This is so beyond amazing. SUCH PROOF to those who still insist a Jubilee year is 50 years. I’ve wanted to start writing promo’s to this on my FB and MeWe without divulging any details as to the source. So maybe now I’m able to mention Murabba’at but I’ll won’t mention the specific details. This book is destined to be among the most mind-blowing books of Biblical revelation to be written. I know you can do it. Yah will bring us the proof yet to be found. This book will substantiate in concrete all your prior books and newsletters. But, it will still bring controversy and condemnation from those who care about tradition more then truth. Now this book is destined to be a Nobel Prize winner for sure…that is is judged on content and not political agenda. KEEP IT UP JOE! Yehovah has much to reveal to you due to your dedication and willingness to teach the truth!
    Oh yes, I do want to mention Steven Smith from Nova Scotia and Victoria Koorzen from South Africa. Both of these people assist me. These are other ways to get involved. Just ASK!
    Steven Smith does so much for you on MeWe by keeping everyone on track with the new moon dates (he is really good at this and never fails to keep the watch). He is quick to answer questions when I’m away too. He takes your teachings, the charts, and the lesson books to many in his area to teach.
    Victoria Koorzen has been wonderful at helping Henry Mate with his blog. She helps me convert some of his messenger teachings into a blog post. I am in GREAT NEED for others to assist with this. I can not keep up with Henry’s lessons. If this interests you, let me know. Henry Mate is a pastor in Kenya teaching from the work of Joseph Dumond and his discoveries. Opening up the truth of Torah and the Sabbaths to Christians in Kenya. He will be traveling and teaching more by the first of the year. His goal is to have a laptop and projector by year-end. This is the same nation Telesphore is from. He too is building up his own congregation to teach and to share with others. Due to him having only a phone with messenger, he has trouble developing professional type teachings and storing them. That is really the purpose of the blog. To be a repository for his teachings along with some of Joe’s teachings from SightedMoon. I have been greatly surprised at the number of other people that have found this blog and do a ‘like’ on the posts. So we are reaching more people with the Sabbatical Years and Jubilee year AND SightedMoon.com this way as well. Henry’s lessons can be ‘raw’ and they need lots of editing. If you want to get involved in this type of work, do please let me know. Once he has a laptop, all these blog teachings and Joe’s newsletters and books will be on his laptop. Henry’s ministry is GROWING HUGE!!!! Bigger by the day. YHVH is doing a mighty work in Africa. Please consider being a part of this.
    And Joe didn’t mention it in this newsletter, but if you know other languages, we need people to translate his newsletters, books, and the lesson books into other languages. If interested, get in touch with him.

  2. Steven Smith

    Spotted the crescent moon tonight out of Truro NS, Canada. At aprox. 9pm. Great night for looking!!!

  3. Pauline

    Shalom all, Yehovah be with you
    We didn’t see the new moon from Brisbane, Friday sunset… too much cloud and a huge tree blocks our view. But we did see it Saturday night.
    Reiterating what Joe and Jan have already said… we are calling for volunteers to step up and help with the work Sighted Moon is doing. We need people who are willing to be of practical assistance to make things happen, we need teachers; who will teach those that YHVH puts in their path, people who will participate in a letter writing campaign, people who will post on social media, home-groups and street preachers etc
    We are different parts of One body 🙂
    We really need more graphic designers.
    A graphic designer contacted Joe a few weeks ago … but Joe wasn’t able to tell me who they were. So… if that was you… please contact Joe again … or myself. Thanks