Do not speak evil against others (Jas 4:11)


Do not speak evil

Against one another!

Whoever speaks evil

Against a brother

Or judges his brother,

Speaks evil

Against the law

And judges

The law.

But if you judge

The law

You are not a doer

Of the law

But a judge.”

Μὴ καταλαλεῖτε ἀλλήλων, ἀδελφοί. ὁ καταλαλῶν ἀδελφοῦ ἢ κρίνων τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ καταλαλεῖ νόμου καὶ κρίνει νόμον· εἰ δὲ νόμον κρίνεις, οὐκ εἶ ποιητὴς νόμου ἀλλὰ κριτής.

James said, “Brothers (ἀδελφοί)!  Do not speak evil (Μὴ καταλαλεῖτε) against one another (ἀλλήλων)!  Whoever speaks evil (ὁ καταλαλῶν) against a brother (ἀδελφοῦ) or judges (ἢ κρίνων) his brother (τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ), speaks evil (καταλαλεῖ) against the law (νόμου) and judges (καὶ κρίνει) the law (νόμον).  But if (εἰ δὲ) you judge (κρίνεις) the law (νόμον) you are not a doer (οὐκ εἶ ποιητὴς) of the law (νόμου) but a judge (ἀλλὰ κριτής).”  James had a criticism for his brotherly readers.  They were not to speak evil against each other.  Anyone who spoke evil of his brother was speaking evil against the law.  Anyone who judged his brother was judging the law, not observing the law.  Thus, if you were judging the Torah law you were not a doer of the Torah law.  If you were speaking evil against someone, you were denying divine justice and the law of God itself.  There was a correlation between how you treated your brother and how you treated the law of God itself.  Do you speak evil of your brother?

2 thoughts on “Do not speak evil against others (Jas 4:11)

  1. Torah Commandments as opposed by Torah Common Law.

    What fundamentally separates and distinguishes Torah commandments from Torah as law/halachot? A similar question separates קידושין from Civil marriages. A Torah commandment does not qualify as law. Law learns by way of bringing comparative precedents. This comparison by way of similar precedents defines Torah Law: המשפט המקובל – otherwise known as Common law. המשפט המקובל stands separate and apart from simple Torah commandments.

    Torah law and Torah commandments, two completely distinct and separate types of mitzvot. The Torah, for example, commands the negative commandment not to do work on shabbot. Halachah defines this simple negative commandment through המשפט המקובל and learns the labors required to build the Mishkan as the avot work actions which define this simple negative commandment. The brush required to paint human facial expressions completely and totally different than the brush used to white-wash a picket fence. The prophet ישעיה cursed persons who called day night and night day.

    The term Kabbalah most essentially learns from common law. To study the Torah oblivious of common law precedent learning, most essentially separates the Torah from the fraudulent counterfeit books: new testament and koran. These latter tumah replacement theologies base themselves upon a sham supposition premise which announces the false claim, that they base themselves upon the T’NaCH prophets.

    All Torah commandments stand upon a mussar יסוד. This יסוד defines all T’NaCH prophecy. Neither JeZeus or Mohammad understood — their followers how much more so — this most basic fundamental. The apostle Paul for example: proclaimed that Goyim have no obligation to obey the law. Common law or Roman Statute-law he failed to differentiate; a day and night distinction separates the two. Consequently this failure to discern the basic fundamentals of Torah faith, relegates all his letters to gross religious rants, nothing more than rhetoric propaganda.

    None of the new testament writers, nor the koran “dictation by an Angel”, teaches Torah faith – המשפט המקובל. Consequently both this and that define the worship of avodah zarah, the belief in foreign alien Gods. Gods totally unknown by the Avot and Moshe.

  2. Israeli hostility toward Judaism? Most definitely. Religious Jews, especially Jews living in g’lut, they hold no monopoly upon the Torah inheritance of the Jewish people. Pre-Shoah rabbinic leadership fell flat upon their face. That leadership opposed the establishment of the Jewish State through aliyah.

    One of the most pronounced foundations “Israel’s” first leaders sought to instil, in their great social experiment a normal and natural disdain for religion, more specifically Judaism. Most definitely an accurate statement. Post Rambam Civil War Judaism has gone so far off the path, this “Judaism” does not even discern the difference between Jewish Common Law and Roman Statute Law! So most definitely yes, Zionism despises the arrogant religious Amish fanatics who dress up in 17th Century Polish garments and circle their Conestoga wagons against the savage Zionist “Red Man”. Contempt goes measure for measure.

    Rabbinic Judaism abroad fails, it totally fails to address the horrific consequences of assimilation and intermarriage rates and the outbreak of anti-Semitism. Move on, nothing to see here, herd mentality narishkeit. These arrogant rabbis, dress in long robes and furry hats, they condemn Israeli secularism. Pre Shoah they likewise condemned secularism. Despite the fact that secular Jews made aliya and fought and won Israeli national Independence! That secular Jewry supported the Status Quo Agreement. These self-righteous religious fanatics have absolutely no shame, even less so any gratitude.

    They piously revel like pigs in mud, their status as g’lut Jews. Regardless of the fact, that Reshonim scholars have taught that g’lut Jewry cannot keep the commandments; the commandments that g’lut Jews observe serve only as a remembrance and nothing more. G’lut Jewry does not know, much less asks, what distinguishes a Torah commandment from Torah law? These self-righteous mud-covered squealers do not even know that משנה תורה means common law. The fundamental contradiction of the Rambam Roman statute law code, which stole the name משנה תורה, this tumah abomination does not even strike the Haredi in the least bit as incredibly odd.

    As far as concerns their conceited faith, Rabbi Yehuda’s codification of the Mishna codified the Oral Torah. Never once does it occur to these benighted folk that the Book of דברים, rules as the Oral Torah over the other four Books of the Written Torah. Despite the fact that the Talmud in Sanhedrin teaches that Moshe gave over the Book of דברים on his last day on this earth, and that someone other than Moshe concluded the Book of דברים. Again, these squealers of religious faith have never addressed this רמז to the “Oral Torah” within the Written Torah. That Mishnaic common Case/ Rule law bases itself upon משנה תורה common law which interprets the four Books of the Written Torah by means of משנה תורה commandment precedents!

    These squealers condemn Zionists for our abandonment the ancestral faith. Based upon the premise that these squealers serve as the guardians and protectors of the Jewish sealed masoret traditions. Post the Rambam Civil War, almost no rabbinic authority, other than the Rosh and the surviving Baali Tosafot learned the Talmud as common law! Never a single commentary written on the Rif and the Rosh which learns the halachot as precedents to understand the language of the Mishna. The commentaries on the Tur and Shulchan Aruch how much more so! Yet these folk, who proclaim themselves as the guardians and defenders of the sealed masoret traditions?!

    Never has any of these squealers ever learned the first Sinai commandment based upon the precedent of צדק צדק תרדוף לשמה. These squealers do not strive to re-establish the Sanhedrin lateral courtrooms within Israeli society. These squealers do not discern the distinction between the Great and Small Sanhedrins; that the latter can rule outside the current borders of the Jewish State; based upon the precedent that Moshe himself established 3 cities of refuge on the other side of the Jordan river. These squealers do not study the Talmud to understand the k’vanna of the Siddur. K’vanna addresses the substance of faith rather than the ritual forms of faith.

    These assimilated squealers confuse God with the Torah obligation to assuage disputes through just courtroom decisions. Nor do they grasp, much less question, the structure of the 3 Man courtroom. That two of these justices serve as opposing prosecutor and defence justices who argue the Case before the third Judge, in a lateral common law courtroom. These Haredi squealers do not smell their own body odour stench, yet continuously complain that Zionists don’t use deodorant. Samuel Joseph Ish-Horowitz, wrote as a Zionist: “The Jew must negate his Judaism before he can be redeemed.” Amen Amen.

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