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It's Good to Thank Hashem

Red Crow's Legacy

In reaction to our Deadly Dominoes post from a week ago, two of our good friends - David Dome of London and Red Bear from Wyoming - called my attention to amazingly similar things that they had heard from "Red Crow."

Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman was an elder of the Dakota Sioux, a thinker, a man of spirit, and a musician. His beliefs were so close to Jewish spirituality, lending even more credibility to what many believe that the Native Americans stem from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. Red Crow died in 2007 from a battle with leukemia, but before he left this earth, he recorded his legacy on film, which we are happy to share with you. Among other things, Red Crow said (italics are LB's comments):

1. There is a time for purification and a time for renewal - this concept is recurrent all through Torah.

2. A society dies when it forgets how to live on earth - the land regurgitates the morally corrupt.

3. Man's inability to live on earth in a spiritual fashion indicates his end - such is the fate of decadent societies.

4. If you're not spiritually connected, you won't survive - right out of the Torah.

5. Everything is spiritual, everything has a spirit - see Zohar, Ariza'l

6. There is One Creator - the first commandment and first tenet of emuna

7. Our time on earth is limited, then we go to the spiritual world - basic tenet of Judaism

8. The spiritual world is more real than the physical world - basic tenet of Breslever thought.

9. When the elements of the earth are corrupted, so is man - see Gemara, Midrash Raba, Breishit

10. The monkey may be your ancestor, but he's not ours - we don't believe in Darwin.

See and hear for yourself:

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Puah yiska

what a gentle fellow obm. So much to say about his message. One highlight is his serenity with his lot. I struggle so much with letting Hashem lead. Thnx so much for the consistent "foundational education".

Puah yiska

PS I need to clarify my reference to accepting my lot in my first post. I'm grateful to Hashem and I don't CV go around blaming him
On the contrary I thank him often and I pray to recognize all the blessings Hashem bestows upon me and my family. So it seems to me at this time I'm still struggling with me and the choices I've made thus far. BH someone gave me the most meaningful gift of my adult life which was introducing me and my family to this community and BH I have developed a relationship with Hashem and have been able to settle into my own skin gracefully and I can, when I have the opportunity, make choices grounded in godliness. With this being "written " I still struggle with flying off the handle when a painful situation occurs and iy"h today I may have more victories because of this inspiring post. Thank you.

J-m Rondeau

a very interesting way to describe life and what we are now living under the guidance of God.

Matthew Gaines

Thank you Rabbi Lazer for remembering the message from the Hopi Indians during these changing times.

I wanted to also point out another quote from the end of the Red Crow video that you posted:

"You should learn how to plant something, that's the first connection...

You should treat all things as spirit.

Realize that we are one family..."

- Red Crow

What important things to remember!

May HaShem Bless You and keep you happy, strong and healthy! Please continue to bring these kinds of important articles to your readers.

Thank you.

Shabbat Shalom from Netanya
Mati

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