Revealing Yeshua Secretly Guarded by the Rabbis
The Name of Yeshua has been secretly and jealously guarded by the Rabbis of blessed memory throughout the centuries that He is the long-anticipated Messiah of Israel about whom Mosheh prophesied at Mount Nebo.
And YHVH said to me, ‘What they have spoken is good. I shall raise up for them Prophet like you out of the midst of their brothers. And I shall put My Words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. And it shall be, the man who does not listen to My Words which He speaks in My Name, I require it of him.’ (Deu 18:17-19)
In this article, we will continue to study this controversial for many Jews and Christians issue: “Did Israel Reject the Messiah?” and how the Rabbis secretly guarded the name of Yeshua in one of their books.
In Part 1 and Part 2 of the series “Did Israel Reject the Messiah?”, we studied that throughout history Israel went into exile in four occasions, which we called the Egyptian, Arabian, Babylonian, and Roman exiles.
Little is known of the life of the Israelites in Egypt from the death of Yoseph until the beginning of the slavery, as we find no direct account in the Torah. However, we learned from the prophet Ezekiel (see Eze 20:5-8, Eze 20:5-9, Eze 20:33-36 and Jos 24:14) that after the generation that went down to Egypt died, the Israelites became rebellious and disobedient, as they defiled themselves with the abominations of the foreign land. Consequently, the wrath of YHVH was poured over them to stop the assimilation of His people.
We also studied that at some point in time YHVH made a call for Israel to return to the Land, but Israel rebelled against Him. That was the moment when their temporary stay in Egypt turned into an exile.
That rebellion to return to the land of the fathers brought the slavery upon them as the last resort to stop the assimilation and to make Israel leave Egypt. However, as we further studied, not all Israel left; some chose to stay in exile.
YHVH led Israel out of Egypt and He brought them at Mount Sinai, where they entered into His Covenant. Equipped with the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, and everything necessary to serve YHVH, the camp headed for the Promised Land. Upon arrival at the borders of the land, Mosheh sent twelve representatives of Israel to accept the Land before entering.
However, something unfortunate happened there. Israel again rejected the Kingdom of Elohim and the nation rebelled against YHVH. Another wrath was poured upon the rebellious people as many died that day.
All numbered males twenty years and older of that generation died in the desert in the following thirty-eight years, because rejected to enter the Kingdom of Elohim. We should note here that the twelve spies were legal representatives of the nation and as such their actions bore a legal responsibility upon the nation as a whole.
Israel was sent to the Arabian desert into exile for thirty-eight years in wandering until that generation of rebellion died. Those thirty-eight years we called “the Arabian exile”: the punishment Israel received for the rejection of the Land.
However, during the thirty-eight years not all Israel was obedient to YHVH either, as some of the Israelites left the camp and settled in Arabia. Thus, they refused to fulfill the command to inherit the Promised Land. They like the fathers in Egypt abandoned Israel and were consequently assimilated in the exile.
Israel conquered and settled in the land under Yehoshua (Joshua) and lived according to everything Mosheh commanded them. However, after Yehoshua everyone lived according to what was right in his own eyes. The land did not have its due rest, as YHVH commanded Israel, not even in the reigns of David and his son Shlomo. Thus, seventy years of lost sabbaticals and jubilees were accrued from the time Israel settled in the land until the Babylonian exile.
Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed and the people of Elohim were exiled in Babylon for seventy years to give the land a seventy year rest.
However, that was not the only transgression Israel did against YHVH. They defiled themselves with all [sexual] abominations and child sacrifices of the nations YHVH drove out before Israel. Thus, the land became defiled and He punished them for their crookedness, as the land vomited out its inhabitants (Lev 18:24-28).
When the time came for the seventy years of exile to end, King Koresh (Cyrus) of Persia issued his famous declaration, which allowed those Jews who desired to return to Zion to do so. He even granted the rebuilding of the House of YHVH in Jerusalem.
But the problem was that not all Jews wanted to return to the Land. Only a small number of 42,360 (Ezr 2:64) chose to leave Babylon and return. Most of the Jews preferred to stay in the land of exile, where they had already been well settled and felt more Babylonians than Jews. And because the exile was not oppressive to them, the Jews were gradually assimilated in the complacent life of Babylon, as their fathers in Egypt were. And even after Haman’s holocaust, they did not return, instead, they chose to stay in exile.
By now, we should have noticed a common element in the three exiles of Israel, namely, the Land of YHVH which He promised to the fathers. In all these three exiles, there were Israelites who refused to return to the Land of Promise. That was a serious transgression against YHVH, because they rejected the free gift of YHVH; a gift which the fathers Avraham, Yitschak, and Ya’akov did not take possession of.
We should note here that there is another common element in these three exiles and that is “the Lost Tribes of Israel“. Those who left Israel and chose not to return to the Promised Land were seemingly lost for Israel. In the time of Yeshua the Messiah, most of the children of Israel were in Egypt, Arabia, Babylon, Greece, and Rome.
Yeshua sent His disciples to the lost tribes of Israel with the message to repent because the Kingdom of Elohim was at hand. However, instead of having returned with myriads of repented believers, they returned forty days later “empty handed”, because the people, they were sent to, rejected the Kingdom of Elohim.
The timing was not chosen arbitrarily by Yeshua. He sent them on the same date, when the ten spies returned with the bad report. The Israelites from the lost tribes knew very well why the disciples came exactly in that time frame, it was about the time of the ninth of the fifth month when the ten spies returned with the bad report. They did not accept the Kingdom of Elohim even though the Renewed Covenant was being offered as early as the service of Yochanan (John).
At the Last Supper Yeshua holding up the cup of redemption said, “this is My blood, that of the Renewed Covenant, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins”. That was the Covenant the exile refused to accept.
Forty years elapsed from the time when the Kingdom of Elohim offer was ratified with Messiah’s blood and confirmed with His resurrection, the Judeans rebelled against Rome and in 70 AD the Second Temple was destroyed.
More than forty years later, in 133-135 AD, there was another attempt by the Judeans to liberate themselves from the Roman occupation. Judea and Jerusalem were totally destroyed, the population decimated, and those who survived the Roman atrocities were sold as slaves and dispersed throughout the empire. With which the longest and the cruelest exile of Israel began: The Roman exile.
Sadly to say, history repeats itself and those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.
The European Jewry had enough signs to see the coming danger of the Nazism. Few saw these signs, left, and survived. Those Jews who chose not to leave the Roman exile were in a real danger of a total annihilation. And if Elohim of the fathers was not for them in Europe, they would have all perished in the Holocaust with no one to save them.
However, even after the birth of the State of Israel in 1948, there were many who chose not to leave Europe. There are many Jews today who do not want to leave, either. The have chosen the comfort in the countries where they live. They have built houses, businesses, and careers, and they just do not feel the need to fulfill the command to leave today’s “Egypt”. Today we see ramping anti-Semitism, terrorism in places, violence all over the world, but how many of the world Jewry will leave and return to the Promised Land?
The worst thing, however, is that despite the coming danger for the Jewry around the world and the warning in the Scripture, the Jewish religious leaders reject the call of YHVH to return home, even despite what Babylonian Talmud teaches, “Anyone who dwells in the Land of Israel is like one who has God, and anyone who dwells outside the Land is like one who has no God”.
Many Jews misled by their religious leaders still live in the longest exile of all: the Roman exile. However, the time of identifying who is who among the Jewish people, who will survive, and who will not has come. If a Jew is in Israel, that person has the best chance of surviving. But the opposite is also true: those who decide not to leave, but stay in exile, have no chances to survive.
They, like their fathers in Egypt, Arabia, and Persia, have made their choice. They like their fathers do not see the creeping assimilation among the gentiles. For them “Next year in Jerusalem!” in the Passover Haggadah is just a song. They do not even see that staying in exile is a transgression against YHVH, and that one day they may be forced to make a decision to choose to be on one side or the other.
The Christian anti-Semitism
It is common, nevertheless wrong, eschatology in the Christianity that the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, the exile and all calamities that came and will continue to come upon them were a punishment, because they rejected Yeshua. And because of “the rejection”, their place is taken by the Church, called “the new Israel”. There are some “theologians” who even believe that the Nazi Holocaust was a punishment for “the rejection of Jesus”. Nothing can be farther from the truth.
What those “theologians” are blind to see is that YHVH has never rejected His people. Because, if it is even assumed that YHVH had rejected Israel with whom He has an everlasting covenant, then none of these “theologians” is on the safe ground: He can reject them, too. And He will reject them, if they continue to boast against the natural branches of Israel (see Rom 11:17-21).
What they are blind to see is that for YHVH one dies in his one sins. The son shall not bear the crookedness of the father, nor shall the father bear the crookedness of the son. The righteousness of the righteous is upon himself, and the wrongness of the wrong is upon himself (see Eze 18:20-24).
Therefore, the question we need to find answer for is whether the generation that witnessed the coming of Yeshua is legally liable for the rejection they are accused of.
But, first thing first: were the Jews to be blamed for the death of Yeshua? Most definitely not! The righteous Messiah had to suffer and die for the forgiveness of sins; it was prophesied by Isaiah. As the righteous Ezekiel suffered for the crookedness of the House of Israel and the House of Judah, so another righteous man must have suffered, too.
Note that as Ezekiel suffered not only for the House of Judah but for the House of Israel (the lost tribes), so did the Messiah. Yeshua did not die for the forgiveness of the House of Judah only, but for the forgiveness of all Israel, the lost sheep of the House of Israel included. That is why Yeshua sent His disciples, where the lost tribes could have been found, with the message for repentance. He explicitly told them not to enter the houses of the gentiles.
Regrettably, the lost sheep of Israel did not hear the message for repentance and thus refused to enter the Kingdom of Elohim that was offered by the disciples. Let us recall that, according to the Rabbinic eschatology, the expectations of the first century Judeans were that the Messiah, the Prophet Mosheh told the Israelites to await, was to come in the time frame He indeed came.
The Messiah did come, suffered and died, but are the Jews to be blamed for His death?
The Messiah’s mission was to die for forgiveness of sins, as prophesied. If Yeshua did not die for forgiveness of sins, there would be no forgiven sins. The Messiah had to die, but what the Christian theologians do not understand is that Yeshua’s death and resurrection were hidden from anyone. We read,
But we speak the wisdom of Elohim, which was hidden in a secret, and which Elohim ordained before the ages for our esteem, which no one of the rulers of this age knew, for if they had known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (1Co 2:7-8)
That wisdom ordained before the ages was the promise in Gen 3:15 of the coming of the seed of woman that would suffer: “He shall crush your head, and you shall crush His heel”. The crushing of the heel of the seed of the woman refers to the suffering of the Messiah in His first coming, and the crushing of the head of the serpent refers to the second coming of the Messiah, when He will defeat the serpent, the devil.
Moreover, during His ministry Yeshua had never revealed His mission: to die on the cross for the forgiveness of sins, because if the satan had known, he would never had Yeshua crucified.
Yeshua did not come to exalt Himself among the Judeans by the sacrifice He would make. His mission was hidden from anyone, even from His disciples. And even when some of the inner circle of disciples came to the knowledge that Yeshua was the Messiah, He forbade them to speak.
Yeshua with all power that was given to Him could have shown signs that He was the Messiah Israel was awaiting. Yeshua could have said it plainly, as He was asked. Even on the cross He could have called the hosts of angels to come and take Him down, but He did not. The signs and miracles Yeshua performed before His brethren were to foreshadow what would come later, after His resurrection.
Nevertheless, the people knew that no one could do all those miracles unless he was sent by Elohim. That is why Yeshua was asked repeatedly, “Are you the one we are to expect?” Who is “the one” they were asking Him about, but the prophet Mosheh promised them.
So, why are there people who blame the Jews for Yeshua’s death? Because, they are untaught and unstable people who twist Paul’s teachings. Indeed, some of his teachings are hard to understand, which those unlearned in the Scripture twist to their own destruction, as they do also the other Scriptures. But, we are forewarned to watch, lest some also fall from our own steadfastness, being led away with the delusion of the lawless (See 2Pe 3:15-17).
And when the satan understood that he was outsmarted and thus defeated with the resurrection of Yeshua, he became angry and went out to deceive whomever he could and to do whatever he could to corrupt the Redemption Plan of YHVH. Read more
It is true though that the corrupted elite of Pharisees wanted to take the blood of Yeshua on them, but was His blood theirs to take? It is true the disciples in Acts blamed the Jews for Yeshua’s death, but did they blame all Israel or they blamed the corrupted elite only? That was too in the satan’s plan to corrupt.
The second thing we need to consider is whether the Jews are to be blamed for the rejection of the resurrection. To address this issue, we need to recall, as recorded in Acts, that thousands of thousands of Jews (many Pharisees also) believed that Yeshua was indeed the awaited prophet promised by Mosheh. Those who believed were added to the Way, the sect of the believers in Yeshua within Judaism (see Act 9:2, Act 19:9, Act 19:23 and Act 24:14).
To this extremely controversial issue to many Jews and Christians, the rest of this teaching is dedicated.
Did Yoseph reject his brothers?
All theologians, Jewish and Christian alike, agree that Yoseph, the son of Ya’akov, is a type of the Messiah.
Yoseph was sold to the gentiles for money, but the time came when he was elevated to the position of being the second to Pharaoh. In fulfillment of his own dreams, his brothers went to Egypt to bend down to him without even knowing who he was. Having seen that his dreams were being fulfilled, he put them in the same situation to commit the same sin they did to him, this time against the youngest brother, Benyamin.
Only after Yoseph led them through four tests, he could forgive, because he saw that his brothers had gone through all three stages of repentance:  admission of guilt,  confession and  behavioral change.
Yoseph also learned much about them through these tests in the two encounters with his brothers:
1. Yoseph learned that his brothers had become honest men who told him the truth, when they returned the money.
2. Yoseph also learned that his brothers did not abandon one of them, but in solidarity they returned to redeem him.
3. Yoseph learned that his brothers did not have any longer envious jealousy, when one of them was favored as he was favored.
4. Yoseph learned that his brothers did not abandon the favored brother and stood in solidarity with him as true brothers.
Only when the brothers had gone through all stages of true repentance and tests, Yoseph forgave them.
If we believe that Torah is a shadow picture of good things to come and Yoseph is a type of the Messiah, then we need to admit that Yoseph’s brothers were not condemned because they did not recognized him the first time they met him; they recognized him the second time.
Same for Israel. Israel was not condemned, because they did not recognized Yeshua the first time they met Him; they will recognize Him the second time.
Now, we can paraphrase the words of Yoseph, the type of the Messiah, and re-read thus Gen 45:4-5 (this is the first recorded moment in history in which one human being forgives another),
Then Yeshua said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” And when they came near, he said, “I am Yeshua your brother, whom you sold for 30 pieces of silver. And now, do not be grieved nor displeased with yourselves because you sold me here, for Elohim sent me before you to preserve life.
And we keep on reading,
And Elohim sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to give life to you by a great escape. (Gen 45:7)
So, as Yoseph revealed himself and forgave his brothers the second time they met, so will the Messiah. As Yoseph’s brothers repented for what they did to him, so will Israel repent and Yeshua will reveal Himself and forgive Israel. He will forgive them, because they will sincerely repent and say, “Blessed is He who comes in the Name of Yehovah“.
However, there is no a sincere repentance of sin, if one is not tested again to do the same transgression in a re-enactment of the earlier occasion. Therefore, Israel and/or the exile may be put in a similar situation today in a re-enactment of the first coming of the Messiah to be tested whether they will do the same transgression when they did not accept the Kingdom of Elohim, as the brothers were tested.
Having said all that, therefore, we may conclude that the reason for the Roman exile was not that the Jews rejected Yeshua, but that the Jews who lived at that time in Egypt, Arabia, Persia, Greece, and Rome did not hear the call to repent and accept the Kingdom of Elohim. If they had heard and obeyed, they would have returned to the land and the Kingdom of Elohim would have been established and the Age of the Messiah would have begun right there.
But, because of our many iniquities those 2,000 year have been lost to us. Tanna debe Eliyahu reads:
The world is to exist six thousand years. In the first two thousand there was desolation; two thousand years the Torah flourished; and the next two thousand years is the Messianic era, but through our many iniquities all these years have been lost [He should have come at the beginning of the last two thousand years; the delay is due to our sins].
Have the ancient Rabbis really rejected Yeshua the Messiah?
The personality of the one whom the Christians call “Jesus” is not really the personality of the one the Rabbis taught about, Yeshua. The One the Jews once attempted to teach the gentiles was the Jewish Messiah who entirely embraced the Torah of YHVH. Read more
The Talmud teaches that world was not created, but only for the Messiah, and all prophets did not prophesy, but only for the Messiah.
But, is this not what the disciples were teaching and is this not what Yeshua said about Himself that we will find for Him in the Torah, the prophets and the Writings?
This Rabbinic concept of the Messiah embraces the entire creation until this very day. This concept includes the resurrection of all Israel as prophesied in Ezekiel 37 and the ingathering of all Israel, as YHVH has promised. This concept also includes the ingathering of the gentiles whom Apostle Shaul (Paul) calls “former gentiles”, and whom the Rabbis say will be grafted in the commonwealth of Israel, as they interpret Gen 12:2-3 (see also Romans 11).
According to this concept, when a gentile embraces the Messiah, he/she becomes one of the chosen people (a good example of this is Ruth). Therefore, if a gentile believes in the Messiah, he/she becomes a part of Israel and must also believe in the message Israel received at Mount Sinai, namely the message of the Covenant of YHVH and His Torah, and that the faith in the Messiah goes hand in hand with the observance of the Torah, as He observed the Torah.
However, when the message of the Covenant reached Rome, Rome changed the message. Rome changed the message of the Messiah: from the resurrection and the ingathering of all Israel to the condemnation and replacement. Thus, the faith did not change Rome, but Rome changed the faith.
The early believers in Yeshua were all Torah observant Jews and so were the gentiles who joined them. They all observed the Sabbath day and all appointed times of YHVH, even after Yeshua’s resurrection, as the Apostolic Scripture clearly speaks of it.
The Rabbis knew Yeshua was the Messiah
The Rabbis knew that Yeshua was the Messiah of YHVH and many still believe.
There is a very interesting prayer that mentions the name of a minister of the Face [of YHVH]. The title of this prayer is “Sar HaPanim”, which is Hebrew for “Minister of the Face”, in the Prayer Book for Rosh HaShana Machzor Raba, Nusah Ashkenaz, Publishing House of Eshkol of Jerusalem.
This book the Rabbis do not want the Jews and the Christians to know, because in it they have secretly hidden the name of Yeshua, as we will see below.
In the rabbinic eschatology “Minister of the Face [of YHVH]” is the inner reflection of the Face of the Creator.
The prayer “Sar HaPanim” is recited during the Rabbinic New Year, but more correctly the Biblical Yom Teruah (the Day of the Trumpets), on the first day of the seventh month, between the blowing of the first and second set of the sounding of the shofar.
In this prayer on Yom Teruah, the name of Sar HaPanim, “Minister of the Face” is mention together with the name of another minister Tartiel (an angelic being) and the name of Eliyahu (the prophet Elijah). The prayer also mentions the other name of Sar HaPanim: “Metatron” (Hebrew for “Guide of the Way”).
We should note that the name Metatron, “Guide of the Way”, given by the ancient Sages of blessed memory, alludes to the statement the person made in the first century Judea: “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life” and to the name of the congregation of the early believers in him (see Act 24:14) called after it: “The Way”.
The prayer reads as follows:
“May it be Your will before HaShem (that is YHVH) that the sounding of the tashrat that we are blowing will be woven into the curtain of heaven by the hand of the minister Tartiel, like the name that You received by the hand of Eliyahu of blessed memory, and Yeshua Sar HaPanim and also the Minister Metatron and fill us up with mercy. Blessed are You who possesses all mercies”.
In the video below, the Ultra-orthodox Rabbi Simcha Pearlmutter is reveling the name of the Minister of the Face of YHVH in his testimony of faith in Yeshua. Notice in the video the very name of this Minister of the Face: His name is … Yeshua.
The prayer, in which the Rabbis of blessed memory have hidden the name of Yeshua, is believed to be based on the prophecy in Isa 63:9, which mentions a messenger (angel) who goes by the same title “Sar HaPanim”, the Messenger of the Face.
In all their distress He was distressed, and the Messenger of His Face saved them. In His love and in His compassion He redeemed them, and He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled and grieved His Set-apart Breath, so He turned against them as an enemy, and He fought against them. Then He remembered the days of old, Mosheh, His people, Where is He who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of His flock? Where is He who put His Set-apart Breath within him, who led them by the right hand of Mosheh, with His comely arm, dividing the water before them to make for Himself an everlasting Name, who led them through the deep? Like a horse in the wilderness they did not stumble. (Isa 63:9-13)
And indeed the Exodus story does say about the Messenger of His Face, who led Israel out of Egypt. For more insight, refer to the articles “The Revelation of the Messenger of YHVH” and “The Messenger of His Face and How the Torah was Given to Israel“
On Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), at the highest point of the service called Kedushah, the service is interrupted to say the prayer,
Torn away from us is Messiah our Righteousness, we are in the state of collapse, we have no one to justify us that our transgressions and our crimes are burdened upon Him. And He becomes desecrated from our crimes, He suffers from the wrath of our sins. He finds forgiveness for our transgressions that we are healed by His wounds and His stripes that He is internally recreated in you. From the circle of the gentiles raise Him up. From Mt. Seir bail Him out that He may be heard on the mountain of Lebanon second time by the hand of Ynon.
This prayer is believed to be based on Isaiah 53, as the parallelism in speaking of the suffering Messiah (we are healed by His wounds and His stripes) cannot be possibly coincidental.
However, what is interesting is that the prayer speaks of redeeming from the gentiles the suffering Messiah, called also “Ynon”. We need to note here that in the Rabbinic eschatology Mount Seir is the Mount of Edom, which per the Rabbis represents the Christianity.
What it means is that according to the teaching of the Rabbis in the Midrashim, Yeshua the Messiah went into the Roman exile to suffer together with His brethren over and over again for 2,000 years. The Rabbis derive this interpretation from the plural form of the Hebrew word “death” in Isa 53:9: deaths. Hence, Yeshua did not die on the cross once but many times: over and over again, every time His brethren were dying in exile by the hands of the Christians.
So, to be faithful to the Rabbinic eschatology, the Rabbis are to redeem Yeshua as He redeemed them.
The Rabbis of blessed memory wanted to have back Yeshua the Jewish Messiah from the gentiles. And rightly so because the Christians distorted the true Yeshua and created “another messiah”, “Christ”, who replaced the Jewish people with “the Church” and created a new religion called “Christianity”.
In other words, the ancient Rabbis of blessed memory taught that Israel is to redeem Yeshua from the Christians as He redeemed His brethren from their transgressions by His wounds.
We should recall here that the Father YHVH went down to Egypt together with His children and redeemed them with His mighty hand. According to the Rabbis’ teachings, Yeshua the Messiah also went down to Rome to suffer together with His brethren in exile for 2,000 years.
And there is another proof that the ancient Rabbis believed in Yeshua the Messiah.
There is a ceremony held thirty days of the birth of a first born son. This ceremony is called by the Rabbis “Yeshua HaBen”, “Yeshua the Son”. In this ceremony, the first born Jewish boy is redeemed from the parents to belong to Yeshua, because the Rabbis believed Yeshua is the redemption of the first born son of Israel.
These prayers and many more like them about Yeshua were put in the prayer books of Israel by the ancient Rabbis of blessed memory. Thus, the Rabbis hid Yeshua from the gentiles and they hid Him even from the Jews.
All Rabbis know these prayers about Yeshua Sar HaPanim, if they are honest with themselves. Every Rabbi!
These prayers are written in the ancient books of the Rabbis and they cannot be taken out of them or changed unless someone wants to break intentionally the Rabbinic laws.
Therefore, in conclusion the truth is: The Rabbis of blessed memory believed that Yeshua was the promised Messiah, and many Rabbis believe today, too, that Yeshua is Sar HaPanim of YHVH.
The Name of Yeshua has been secretly guarded by the Rabbis and handed down from a Rabbi to a Rabbi with the words: “Now you know, and now you do not say it!”
May we merit seeing the coming of our Mashiach speedily in our days.