- 1 Bible Education As Learned From A Jewish Life Cycle (Ezra 7)
- 2 Jewish Bible Begins In The Mother’s Womb.
- 3 Education From Birth to 1 Years Old Is Called “Hatler”
- 4 Education From 3 to 4 years Old – “Alefbait (Alphabet) “
- 5 Training During The Ages of 4-13 “Bar Mitzvah”
- 6 What Is The Amazing Effect of “Tefillin Education” ?
- 7 The Most Important Thing of “Tefillin Education”
The more people declare The Word of God, the more it will overwrite their nature, their personality, their character, and their minds. Word recitation (Tefillin Education) makes many excellent people.
Bible Education As Learned From A Jewish Life Cycle (Ezra 7)
Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king.
He had begun his journey from Babylon on the first day of the first month, and he arrived in Jerusalem on the first day of the fifth month, for the gracious hand of his God was on him.
For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel.
The era when Tefillin education became popular was during the time of Ezra after the Jewish people returned from their captivity in Babylon.
Ezra was the direct descendant of the High Priest and was a clerk who had memorized the entire Bible.
The Jewish people were not allowed to bring the Bible during their captivity in Babylon.
So, Ezra compiled the Bible on the banks of the Cabar River and created a theology college where he trained leaders.
Thanks to that, the Bible still survives because the Babylonian captivity took everyone by surprise.
God’s people were beaten by their enemies their temple was destroyed, and the people were scattered.
This is a warning to everyone today that if we neglect God, this will happen to us as well.
Everyone wondered why their country had been destroyed. Even the temple was destroyed!
The people soon realized that they did not know the words of the Bible so they could not teach God’s Word to their children.
The people knew that even though their country had been destroyed, their ethnic culture should not be destroyed.
They decided to teach their children firmly with the Words of God.
It was decided that the children would recite God’s Word.
A decision was also made to train leaders who could ethnically sustain the foundation of God’s Word firmly.
That is when “Tefillin Education” began and it has continued through these modern times.
Let’s learn how this modern Jewish teaching is taught to the children.
Jewish Bible Begins In The Mother’s Womb.
Learning begins during pregnancy.
During pregnancy, it is common for a mother to stroke her stomach, walk around nature, listen to classical music, read stories in picture books, and so on.
Recently, the concept of embryoism has become popular in many countries and science is learning about its positive effects, but in Judea it has existed since long ago.
For a Jewish mother, their pregnancy time is different from mothers in other cultures.
When a Jewish baby dwells in their mother’s womb, their mother will recite the Bible by reading in the morning, in the afternoon, and at night for a total of more than 3 hours a day.
The babies who are in the mother’s womb are able to hear the Words of God before they come out of the womb.
Therefore, before the birth of a Jew, their ears have already been opened to the Word of God.
Thus, the fetus is bred with in a gentle womb environment where it develops while hearing the Word of God.
By contrast, the fetuses of gentile babies usually develop in a different environment which is apart from the Word of God.
Instead, the fetus will develop in the womb while being exposed to couple’s conflicts, television sounds, an perhaps parents’ intolerant conversations.
Beginning even from the fetus’s time in their mother’s womb, a big gap develops between Jewish babies “who have ears to hear” and other culture’s babies “who do not hear” because their ears have not been opened by the Word of God in the womb.
Education From Birth to 1 Years Old Is Called “Hatler”
A “hatler” is a cloth that wraps up a baby. Additionally, the word means “embroidered.”
Recently, hatlers can be purchased in some stores but in the old days, at the time when my mother was conceived, hatlers were hand-embroidered by mothers one fold at a time while the child was in the womb.
Mothers made the hatlers while praying aloud over for the child and waiting for the child to be born.
When the child is born, parents wrap their babies in the hatlers which contain the spirit of God’s words until the child is 2 years of age. Parents pray that their baby will be protected from the world and Satan.
When Jesus was born, he was also wrapped in this cloth.
and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
Also, when the world was born from the womb, it was actually wrapped by the word of the Lord.
Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
… “Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,
… when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped(Hatler) it in thick darkness,
Even Jesus and the world
were born with The Word when they were born. How important is this education?
For the nine months, when the baby is in the womb, a Jewish mother will read the Torah (Moses 5 Book) ten times.
Additionally, between the ages of 0 to1 year old, Jewish mothers will read the Torah twelve times tothe baby who is wrapped in the hatler and the word of the Lord.
As often is the case, manymother also recitethe Torah by singing it to their babies.
Education From 3 to 4 years Old – “Alefbait (Alphabet) “
In regards to the education of children between the ages of 3 to 4 years old,
children are taught the Jewish alphabet, Aleph Tav, also collectively referred to as “Ed”.
Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and Tavis the last letter.
Mothers are often expectant because they want their child to learn the alphabet as soon as possible so that their child can advance to the next stage of education which is “Tefillin (Reciting the Word)” education.
Mothers ask quiz questions such as “Tell me, what letter is this?” If the child answers correctly,
the child is rewarded with the cookie which they eat. It is also known as “cookie fishing strategy”.
However, the child gradually gets used to the taste of the cookie and the child gradually becomes unable to be motivated by a cookie.
However, the Jewish mother does not give up.
If the child gets bored, the next reward cookie is one that is painted with honey.
The child then learns the alphabet again with the help of the desirable honey cookie.
However, the child will often get bored again.
The Jewish mother thinks, “What can I make for my child that would motivate them to learn more?”.
The mother then kneads flour, places it on a baking rack, punches a hole in the middle, cooks it with oil, and then coatsit with sugar… She has made donuts that you all know well!
Mothers must use their ingenuity to create rewarding treats, such as making donuts and chocolate, so that their child does not get bored.
When the child’s eyes sparkle from tasting a donut for the first time, the child will continue studying the alphabet.
The mothers who want their children to read and write in early development should make delicious sweets such as chocolate and ice cream to motivate their children to learn the alphabet as well as to recite the Word.
Did you know that Dunkin Donuts, Haagen Dazs, Baskin Robbins, and Hersey’s all originated from Jewish mothers who were inventing sweets for their children’s education.
All of these famous sweetsare the results of God’s blessing upon parents who were inventing new ways to educate their children by God’s Word.
The efforts of loving mothers who said, “I want to teach the word of God to my child” has resulted in a big blessings.
The sweets that we normally purchase are actually the gift of Jewish education.
Training During The Ages of 4-13 “Bar Mitzvah”
Parents encourage their children to reach the goal of reciting approximately 6,000 verses from Moses’ Five Books of Genesis to Deuteronomy.
Children are taught to sculpture the Word using six organs that God has given to them: the eye, the mouth, their ears, their head, their heart, and their spirit.
Educating children in this way helps them to engrave it so that they are able to recite all 6,000 verses of The Torah.
When the child becomes 13 years old, it is said that parents have fulfilled their responsibilities when their child successfully recites the Word in front of a public audience which is the Judean adult ceremony called “Bar Mitzvah”.
What Is The Amazing Effect of “Tefillin Education” ?
By the time a child reaches their Bar Mitzvah, the child has already heard the Torah 12 times in Hatler education (0 to 1 year old), 24 times in Aleph-Beteducation (from 2 to 3 years old), and 240 times in the 10 years of their Tefillin education.Children will have declared every passage in The Torah at least 300 times.
No matter how good or bad your memory is, if you repeat a passage 300 times, you will be able to remember not only in your mother tongue but in a foreign languageas well.
At first, it was hard to remember passages even in my mother tongue.
My head hurt or I would feel sleepy.
These were psychological turn around responses as a result of soaking in words that are contrary to the Word of God.
As you learn to overcome these situations, you will gradually be able to realize the effects of Word recitation and you will have fun reciting everyday. Some people have reported that their memory retention has risen and others have proclaimed that they have stopped doing things that should not be done. In addition, there are people who no longer need the drugs that they needed before and others have said that they have been cured from their easily-angry personality.Additionally, others no longer need tobacco or alcohol.
As the Word is Jesus himself, the more we accumulate it, the more our personality, our behavior, and our customs which do not match Jesus’ appearance will transform to become more like Him.
Tefflin is also very useful for language learning.
If you Tefillin from an English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, or even a Greek Bible, you will learn the foreign language as well as God’s Word will enter at the same time.
More than anything, do not forget that a Tefillin learner who chews on the Word over and over in his heart, “has the assurance and set blessing of God.”
People who firmly meditate on the Word day and night will be the “blessed person” of Psalms 1.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither?
whatever they do prospers.
The Most Important Thing of “Tefillin Education”
In “child rearing”, the Bible says that the most important thing is to teach the Word.
We are called by God to sleep with it and to hold the Word in our mind whether we are in the house or out of the house.
Have you made efforts to teach the Word to your children more than letting them learn to take exams in other ways?
If you recite the Word day and night and make it familiar to children and let them do it as well, they will also be blessed in their nature and will become excellent in all things.
It is written in Proverbs that if you accept the Word, store it, listen to it your heart, turn your mind towards it, turn your heart towards it, call upon it to rise a voice, and if you search the Word like a hidden treasure like silver, then you will realize that you fear the Lord. Find out the knowledge of God.The Lord has given us wisdom and knowledge through His mouth.
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding?
indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
In fact, Jews account for 20% of all the Nobel Prize winners throughout history even though they comprise only 0.25% of the world’s population.
They have been trained to remember the Word from the age of three and by the age of 13（”Bar Mitzvah”）they have already memorized Moses’ Five Books.
In the next article, we will tell you about the Jewish adult “Bar Mitzvah”ceremony which is grandly performed at the age of 13 and “the reason” why the Jews are economically blessed.
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