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I’ve decided to pursue a study in “Jewish Faith Healing” because it’s something that could truly come in handy. This pursuit will start later today and consist of standard research as well as deeper research which might involve purchasing items and traveling to various locations. This journey might be something that ends fairly shortly or continues throughout my lifetime. I hope to update my discoveries with you on a regular basis in case this becomes helpful in your own daily life or of your loved ones. I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS DURING THIS EXPLORATION.
2/23/2014- It appears that many of the notes I have taken have been accidently deleted I will try to restore them ASAP-From Jewish Science-Divine Healing in Judiasm by Alfred Geiger Moses. Mr. Moses claims that Jewish Science will fill a gap because it shows the art of genuine prayer in it’s real influence on everyday life. The religion of Jewish Science is based on several principles which I summarize below.
(1) Body is a creation of all wise and good G-D
(2) Sickness is violation of the laws of nature
(3) Health depends largely on the use of the body by individuals or the misuse or abuse which brings upon sickness.
(4) Worry, anxiety and similar states cause physical weakness and impairment. Good cheer and optimism promotes well being.
(5) Faith or religion is the highest form of optimism. Therefore religious faith heals & fights sickness.
(6) Religion in all forms has been the chief means of bring about cheerfulness and optimism.
(7) Hash-m is absolutely good.
(8) Prayers and devotion to heal sick.
(9) Therefore Jewish Science should play a large role in healing the sick.
Subconscious mind more effective than the pure idea of faith.
Jewish healing has occurred in the Torah through prophets such as Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Isiah, and Jeremiah.
Chasidim-Faith healers in their day. Zaddik or mediator modern Chasidism profess curative power from higher source.
Founder of Chasidism. Elizer Baal Shem Tob- Emotion above law. They claim to have cured the sick by prayer, ecstasies, and gesticulations. Love of G-D with faith and belief in prayer
Serve G-D with a cheerful and happy mind. Sadness and sorrow darken the soul. By constant communion, one may acquire the gift of prophesy and become Zadik. Chasidism was very popular in early day.
Positive convictions- Health & Happiness – drives out every thought that disturbs body or mind.
In the tents of Israel the spiritual truth has been taught that the ills of the flesh and the sins of the soul can be overcome by the divine power of prayer and good deeds
Two principals have contended in spiritual life- Law vs the Spirit
Meshanneh- Hasshem- “The change of name”- Those that are suffering could be saved from death. The “Angel of Death” would be confused. This would occur at the end of a regular service. The author performed this act on an individual first named Rebecca and changed to Ruth. Moses claims to have witnessed her healing.
EXODUS 15-22-26 – Sickness removed by serving G-D
NUMBER 12- Moses prays for Miriam to be healed from Leprosy
KINGS CHAPTER 17 8-24- Elijah by faith heals widows son.
And he cried unto the Lord. And he stretched upon the child 3 times and said “O Lord my G-D I pray there let this child soul come into him again”.
KINGS 4 8-37 Elisha by faith heals son
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain and prayed unto the lord. And he went up and lay upon the child and put his mouth upon his mouth and his eyes upon his eyes and his hands upon his hands and he stretched himself upon him and the flesh of the child warmed. Then he returned and walked in the house once to and fro and went up and stretched himself upon him and the child sneezed seven times and the child opened his eyes.
JEREMAIH 17 12-17
Heal me O Lord and I shall be healed save me and I shall be saved for thou art my praise .
This article (below) disputes the notion of Jewish Faith healing especially those that claim to Jewish Faith Healers.
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