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36)  Set-Apart  "Dress Code"

Genesis 3:21 "Also for Adam and his wife YHWH Elohim made tunics of skin and clothed them"


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On This page I will place information related to things such as dress, garments, appearance, and accessories.




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Points






Tassels / Tzitzit / Tzitziot






It is a commandment from
YHWH to make four tassels with a thread of blue through them onto the 4 corners of our garments, for us to look at and remember to do all of YHWH's commands.;


Numbers 15:37 "And
YHWH spoke unto Moses saying, Speak unto the Children of Yisrael and command them that they make them tassels in the borders of their garments throughout their
generations and that they put upon the tassel a thread of blue, and it shall be unto you for a tassel that you may look upon it and remember all the Commandments of
YHWH and do them, and that you seek not after your own heart and your own eyes after which you use to go a whoring, that you may remember and do all my commandments and be holy unto your Elohim"

Deuteronomy 22:12 "You shall make you fringes on the four quarters of your clothing, with which you cover yourself"



These are called by a few different things such as tassels, fringes, tzitzit, and tzitziot.
 Tzitzit is the Hebrew word for the tassel, Tzitziot is the plural form.

In the past when people made their own clothes, they often had fringes on the edges of their clothes, and they would just make the fringes on the corners to have threads of blue in them.
 Today clothes typically do not have these fringes along their borders, so people make tassels and then just attach them to their modern clothes.



The majority of people today, including modern Christians, have never learned about these to know what they are, and typically do not even notice them.
 Tassels are also mentioned in the "New Testament" a few times, so when you do not know of them, you won't understand a few things.
 
Not only are these a constant reminder to you to obey YHWH and keep his commandments, but wearing these are somewhat like a wedding ring, in that they're a visible symbol that you are committed to and love YHWH.
 I have made multiple friends due to this commandment because we've noticed each other's tassels. Most people don't notice them as I said, but we have eyes for them so they stand out to us.
 

 
Since this is a commandment,
the Messiah of course obeyed it and had tassels as well since he never sinned once and was perfect.
 However, the majority of art depicting the Messiah does not show tassels, and when people put on a reenactment, they often do not think to use tassels. I am not saying I support images and reenactments of the Messiah, but these things shape how people imagine and picture the Messiah, so for them it can be strange to realize he was one who wore tzitziot.


An amazing miracle even happened for a girl from just touching the tassel on his garment;


Luke 8:43" And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years which had spent all her living upon physicians and could not be healed by any, Came behind
Yahushua and touched the tassel of his garment and immediately her issue of blood stopped, Yahushua said, who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they who were with him said, Lord this multitude push and pull you and you say, who touched me?"

Matthew 9:20 "And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for 12 years came from behind and touched the tassel of his garment, for she said to herself, if only I may touch his garment I shall be made well, but Yahushua turned around and when he saw her he said, be of good cheer daughter your faith has made you well, and the woman was made well from that hour"

Mark 5:25 "Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for 12 years and had suffered many things from many physicians, she had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Yahushua she came behind him in the crowd and touched his garment, for she said, if only I may touch his clothes, I shall be made well, immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. And Yahushua immediately knowing in himself that power had gone out of him, turned around in the crowd and said, who touched my clothes? But his disciples said to him, you see the multitude thronging you and you say who touched me? And he looked around to see her who had done this thing, but the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before him and told him the whole truth, and he said to her, daughter your faith has made you well, go in peace, and be healed of your affliction"


Translators may hide this information, but here are images from an interlinear Bible, notice the interlinear even says "tassel";

Luke 8:44;


Matthew 9:20;






In Hebrew, these tassels and corner's of the garments can be referred to as "wings", and there is a prophecy in Malachi that can actually match up to this miraculous event;


Malachi 4:2 "But to you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in his wings" 







Additionally, the Messiah also makes mention of tassels when he spoke about the men who were doing works just to be seen by people, doing the works for the wrong reason;


Matthew 23:5 "But all their works they do for to be seen of men, they make broad their tefillin, and enlarge the tassels of their garments"





Depending on the translation, they may hide the fact this is talking about tassels, but if you look into the actual language or use a dictionary, you can see it is referring to them and not just regular clothes.







There are some who are following commandments and traditions of men over the Word of YHWH, mainly those in modern Judaism(Pharisee'ism), that actually do not put the blue thread in their tassels, causing them to not keep the commandment from the Law to have a thread of blue.
 This is why you may see men wearing solid white tassels.

Do not be led astray by vain traditions of men like this.
 Obey YHWH, not man, he has given us his instructions. These men desiring to be honored and called "rabbi" do not have authority over us, even though they teach us that they do. 


Mark 7:13 "Thus making void the word of Elohim by your tradition that you have handed down, and many such things you do"





Further from commandments and traditions of men in Judaism/Pharisee'ism, women do not wear tassels at all.
 If you are female keeping these traditions, and ignoring the Bible and following the teachings of men instead, I strongly urge you to question your actions.

This tradition is based on the wording around the commandment in one place, where it says tell the "b'nai" of Yisrael, but this does not prove that it's only for men, it's not solid evidence.
 It's simply over "b'nai", and the scripture doesn't say "this is only for men to do, not women, women must not do this".

So it doesn't say women are sinning if they put them on, so you are fully able to wear them anyway to be safe even if you're still unsure.
 If you think YHWH would be okay with you wearing them and that you should, but you don't or hesitate because of what MEN may say to you when they see you're not in line with the traditions, then you are fearing and obeying men and not YHWH.

You may very well get kicked out of a circle of people from the effects of breaking that tradition of men, and that can be stressful and seem like a bad thing to some, but it may be what's best for you, and meant to happen.
 Loving and obeying YHWH separates you from the world.


Now, this word "b'nai" could be understood as sons, or children.
 "Children" can include males and females.

The Law is not for men only, and both men and women benefit from wearing these constant reminders and markers.
(The tassels are for looking on and remembering to do all that YHWH has commanded us!)



Other places in the Law of YAH use this wording and it's obvious the commands in those places are not only for men, such as what meat is allowed to be consumed and also commands on incest.

As well if it was saying tell the sons meaning only the males, that does not for certain mean it's only for the sons to follow but simply tell them, and the sons would know the command and obey it and may also tell their wives and children.

Many places start off with tell the children of Yisrael, but the commandments are not only for Yisraeli to follow, it's just they are the ones that were being told, as they were the ones chosen from among the heathen to be the servants of YHWH because of YHWH's covenant with Abraham.

So for these reasons, if I was a female, I would wear them, since it does not say women are not to wear them, and the traditions are coming from assumptions that turned into commandments of men.








Now you may be thinking about how you can have some tassels.
 
It's very simple, you can purchase some from others if you like what they have, or you can simply make your own with common materials.


The quickest way to obtain tassels for wearing is to just make them yourself.
 
If you don't already have string for you to use at your house, places like Wal-Mart have sections for string you can pick up rather cheaply.
 
When you're 1st learning about tassels and looking at the common tassel styles a lot of people have, you may assume that you must make them to look just like those or else you don't really have a set of tzitziot, but this is not the case.
 
Remember, the commandment is what matters, not traditions of tying tassels.
 The typical tassels are made according to Jewish traditions of making tassels and can indeed look very neat, but the important thing is fulfilling the command of having tassels with a thread of blue in them.

So if you think you need some fancy traditional tassel, it can delay you to getting your hands on a set, but if you have any string around your house you can quickly fulfill this command and then search out different styles afterward, as long as they're in accordance with the commands.

I included a pic of what my 1st tassels looked like when I was eager to fulfill this commandment quickly, it is the tassel in the above picture all the way to the right.
 I found white yarn in my house and cut it into tassels, for the blue strings I colored them with a blue sharpie.
 If you do something like this in order to fulfill the command right away, be careful not to ruin any of your clothes you may care about with the sharpie ink.
 
Back when I was wearing my 1st makeshift tassels, I was a little shy about them because I knew they didn't look like the typical tassels used today, but when I went out in public, I was greeted with smiles concerning them, and people recognized them as tzitziot, and connections with other people following YHWH's Law instantly started opening up to me.
 



If you want to purchase some, there are numerous places for you to do that, Ebay is one such place, though do know that the selection may be limited, and you may not be thrilled on the quality.

If you're trying to search for them, try searching for things such as "tassels", "tzitzit", "tzitziot", "Jewish tassels", "Hebrew tassels", "Messianic tassels", or something similar, and you should get some results.

If you would like to go the route of buying from someone, I would like to mention and encourage you to try out buying from someone that is in need of income.

An example I have found is .http://mcinspirations.weebly.com/tzitziot.html. The family that has that website set it up for poor and needy people to work and gain some income from it.




Here is an instructional video found on YouTube for tying a traditional style tassel;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvEqcCcm22E&feature=share






I have sets of traditional styled tassels, but my preference is actually to make and wear simple tassels of just strings held together by a piece of crimped metal.
 The bottom of the strings will commonly unravel and ruin if you don't do something to prevent it, for me I dip them in fingernail polish clear coat.
 Some people like to just tie knots at the end but this doesn't always work and it may not look appealing to you.
 
These are very easy and quick to make, you just need to find the proper materials and tools. I found all that I needed at a Wal-Mart. I'll update with the specifics.
 
I cut 7 white strings and 1 blue string, all at about 11 inches long, to make 1 tassel.
 



I will try to add more sources showing instructional videos or diagrams so you can choose different styles of tassel and also have fun with them.




Since you may not realize it right away, after you tie a traditional styled tassel that has a loop hole at the top, you can attach it to just about anything without hardware.
 Put the top loop of the tassel next to a hole on your clothes, and then take the bottom of the tassel and feed it through the opposite side of the hole in your garment and through its own top loop, and then you pull it through and tug it down to get it attached.
 Very simple, though maybe not very simple for me to explain.
Here is an image I found showing what I am trying to explain;




There are a number of things people use for their various situations, some people sew buttons on their clothes to place their tassels at, others may use badge ID clips though I advise against this metal clip method since there are too many issues with it such as losing tassels and metal clips poking you, others, or dragging on delicate fabrics you may sit on.

Figure out what works for you, and let's try to avoid unnecessary stress, and not make keeping the commandments stressful.
 


It is commanded to have four tassels, on the four corners of our garments, and since most modern clothing no longer has corners,  we can easily make a garment with four corners. 
 You can take any shirt, I prefer a thin and light simple cotton shirt with a wide v like neck so it does not show, cutting the sleeves off, and on the sides of the shirt cutting up to create four corners, and then you can attach your tassels to the four corners and wear this cut shirt as an under shirt.





















Garments



1.

"Cross dressing", that is, men dressing up like women, and women dressing up like men, is a common sight in the world today but we are commanded not to do this.


Even though we have this command from the Father YAH,
cross dressing is still accepted in modern Christian societies, they even allow and encourage cross dressing for congregation events such as skits and plays, and the room may be full of laughs about it.


Deuteronomy 22:5 "The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment, for all that do so are abomination to YHWH your Elohim"


 

Today we are to the point where society has tried to blend the 2 genders together as much as possible.
 Modern world views may mislead us on this information as well.
For example in some societies now, any form of skirt on a male is treated as if he is cross dressing, yet in others it's acceptable when it's a male style skirt.
 I personally don't look at a skirt as a female garment, but a man wearing a skirt style garment, and a man dressing up to appear like a woman are 2 different things.

Let us keep our judgment righteous on this matter, focus on Elohim, and do the best we can.











2.

Wearing garments made of certain mixed materials is another thing that we are commanded to not do.

I'm not sure why, but this is 1 of the more common instructions for us brought up by modern Christians, when they occasionally attempt to mock the instructions of our Father.
(Yes, I hope you realize how such people are hypocritical fakes, without me pointing it out every time.)



Commonly this commandment is talked about as if it means you can not mix any materials period for a garment, then mockers may point out some garment a person is wearing has different components that are not the same, then say you're sinning and going to hell.

They're mocking yet they're not aware of what is even really said, and the majority of the modern Christians who are attacked in this way do not even know that the mockers have got the text wrong, and may just go into giving poor excuses, and may even try to teach their tradition of saying that the law is done away with, when it is not.


The text appears to say do not mix linen and wool, as in do not make a garment with linen and wool woven together as 1.

It doesn't look to say to not mix materials together.

That is a major difference in meaning.

Linen is not cotton.

If people would humble themselves instead of being evil against the instructions of the one who made life itself, they may learn amazing things.


Research has shown linen and wool both actually have health benefits and promotes healing in the body.
Linen is indeed special and unique out of fabric materials, which is interesting since the bible makes mention of it a few times and the priests were supposed to wear it.
The same research mentioned above has also shown that when linen is mingled with wool it ruins those positive benefits.


So let me point out again, linen is not cotton,
cotton does not have the healing properties of linen.


Garments made of linen have shown people perspire less compared to being dressed in cotton, and even more so compared to other clothes.
This in itself is beneficial for our health for a few reasons, this can make your body less prone to infections that thrive from perspiration.
This fabric also breathes unlike some other common materials today.







Many modern English translations are wording the verse at Leviticus 19:19 to say it applies to all materials, yet others word it to where it is only talking about linen and wool.


The Hebrew word in question is H8162, and looking it up in the dictionary I've seen entries stating it is talking about the specific materials linen and wool.

Linen is from a plant, wool is from an animal.

 



When shopping for garments you can check the tags to see what the materials are.

Most tags or packaging reveals the materials used, though sometimes companies will choose to just say "Other materials", such as 95% cotton but also 5% of other unnamed materials that they do not share, so I treat the situation just like I would if it was food ingredients, if I don't know what all is in it, I pass on it without further thought.
You can sometimes call the companies and get them to share further details, but not all are willing to reveal their methods.

(The photo used above for the garment section is supposed to be a linen outfit.)





Leviticus 19:19 "You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind, you shall not sow your field with mingled seed, neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woolen come on you"

Deuteronomy 22:11 "You shall not wear cloth of wool and linen mixed together"








Ezekiel 44:17 "















Modesty in Clothing



On this point, I will jot a few things down, and possibly expand on them later.


At our beginning, Adam and Eve were naked, and they were not ashamed, and they thought nothing of it.
 However, after they disobeyed YHWH and ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that actually gave them the knowledge of good and evil, they suddenly gained the realization that they were naked, and became ashamed. Their nakedness became an issue for them.

After this YHWH himself made for them garments to cover their nakedness with.
 This early example shows us that our nakedness being exposed is connected to what is good and what is evil.
 So we should not carelessly expose our nakedness as a nudist, one who goes around naked trying to teach it's perfectly acceptable and good, we are not beasts.


There is not a direct statement in the Bible, saying do not go around naked(though there is in writings not included in the bible), so some may use that as an excuse to go naked as the heathen do, but there are many instances of commands and instructions teaching us somewhat indirectly concerning this.

For example, there are a number of commandments instructing us to not uncover the nakedness of certain people near to us.
 Some Translations take it upon themselves to rewrite these commands into "do not have sexual relations with", but the actual wording is saying do not uncover the nakedness of those certain people, which has the sexual implications, yet contains more instruction to us, and it is left out when they alter the text to just say do not have sexual relations with.
You can't have sexual relations with someone if you're both fully clothed.
Further, if you're both fully clothed this also protects against confusion, such as unnatural temptations.
If you're not supposed to be sexual with someone, it's good to never even see their sexual parts.
Also some people's nakedness belongs to someone, and is not for you, I am referring to those married.


There are also some of verses that relates exposing of your nakedness to something shameful.

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We can find the instruction outside of the modern Bible, in the book of Jubilees;

OoB;
Jubilees 3:30 "And to Adam alone did He give the wherewithal to cover his shame, of all the beasts and cattle. On this account, it is prescribed on the heavenly tables as touching all those who know the judgment of the law, that they should cover their shame, and should not uncover themselves as the Gentiles uncover themselves"




Further, a number of verses talk of covering nakedness in other contexts, which may still apply to this subject, such as;

Messiah talking about the bad things certain people did;

Matthew 25:43 "I was a foreigner, and you did not welcome me, naked, and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison, and you did not visit me" 

Isaiah 58:7 "

Ezekiel 18:7 "


........In Progress........






Also important, we must not be an intentional stumbling block to others.
While it is the greatest responsibility of the person to control themself, there should be a clear line that you draw, to help those people control themself and not start to lose control and possibly stay out of control after that point.


A female who wears revealing clothes is also being a stumbling block to herself. This as well applies to males.

You may decide in your heart to resist lustful temptations to commit adultery, and to not even commit adultery in your heart, but when you dress to show off your body it attracts the opposite sex and causes you to get much more attention than you would with modest clothing.

These people whom you attract may flirt with you and do their best to get you to sin with them, or even just put your heart somewhere that it should not be, so from your stumbling block you have brought many stumbling blocks on yourself.

Even if the opposite sex is not so obviously flirting and coming onto you, they will simply interact with you more and be friendlier with you, which can cause you to develop feelings and attractions subtly over time where you are not even aware of it.


Modest clothing is a blessing in many ways, men appreciate women's bodies much more when they are not constantly seeing them.
A man who is desensitized to the beauty of a woman, has trouble being happy and loving, it is like a person who is starving and eating, but isn't being fulfilled, and they're going crazy eating many different things trying to find that fulfillment and satisfaction.
The same applies to the female, but in men it appears to be much worse.

In societies where women are very modest, men can feel butterflies in their heart by just looking at a woman's bare wrists, in societies such as the U.S. where naked girls are now a common thing, men can look at an entirely naked female and feel little to nothing, and then be sad and wonder what is wrong with them, often seeking medical help and drug assistance!

(Our world is corrupt and we can't fix it in an instant to where the things harming us will go away, so you're going to have to take steps yourself to protect yourself, men, hide your eyes and thoughts from those things which are not good for you for your benefit)
 


Also important, you're in more danger if you are advertising yourself.
Thousands of crimes are committed against women by predator type men who develop a physical attraction for their target.

Think about it, a predator strolling through your neighborhood on the prowl and sees your beauty and bare skin, vs a predator strolling through and sees some woman wearing a niqab or something that just broadcasts that you do not stand out.
Predators are attracted to things that stand out, just like we all are.
Advertisers know this and use it against us, use this information to protect yourself.
Don't dress your daughters up like little barbie dolls complete with sparkling bling all over and sexual clothing, and definitely do not teach them to make habits of doing stuff like that, but teach them good values, like to be beautiful on the inside. That should be taught 1st to all females, yet the sexualized vanity is what tends to be taught.
I'm not saying here to wear a niqab, I'm just trying to point out modesty does make a difference in daily life, and looking to the extremes is an easy way to uncover data.


The temptations that arise from immodest/revealing clothing leads to sins that hurt and affect many people.. Entire families are destroyed, and those who are hurt the most are innocent children. When males and females expose themselves this is actually an attack on the most innocent and loving members of our world.


When you are around others whom could be tempted with your body, and it is not lawful for them to be with you, I think it is good to be aware of the situation and act accordingly, and maybe when you are away from those people relax certain things you have done to be less of a stumbling block to someone..

Families are also destroyed from the murderous predators mentioned above, and multiple lives can be destroyed from a single murder.



Another thing I would like to mention is immodest clothing when you are congregating with others as the body of Messiah is very distracting from YHWH and the scriptures.
Those doing this are showing they want others to esteem them and not Elohim, such a heart will take you down into the pit.

It happens in most congregations, men will be too concerned with women dressing to look attractive and find it very hard to concentrate on any teachings, and this also can happen to women when men dress to be attractive and want to steal all of the attention. Then people start attending only for socializing and sexual interactions.

Even if a guy does not really find himself attracted to a woman, if she is dressed in an immodest way his flesh will be drawn to that and it takes willpower to ignore it
, and he shouldn't have to be so distracted where he is fighting an internal battle where he should be learning at.






Modest clothing is sometimes taken to extremes by some, and it has been found these groups are suffering from sunlight deficiencies, affecting their health. So remember the importance of sun exposure on your skin, and don't completely hide from sunlight.
















Hair




You may have noticed some females when they seek to repent from their ways, and they go off and join certain denominations, they may allow their hair to grow very long, and also may no longer style it in various ways, and stop coloring it, and just keep it simple and natural.

So it can leave some wondering if this is part of a certain commandment that they as well need to observe.


Though there is not a commandment in the law of YAH saying a female has to stop cutting her hair, stop styling it, and also to stop coloring it.

This practice is mainly due to the traditions inside of those denomination circles, and inspired by a few bible verses.


Like other traditions of men, they put unnecessary burden on people, and put unnecessary stumbling blocks before them, to push them away.


However there are some benefits to this tradition, such as women avoid contaminating themselves with toxic chemicals almost daily like many other women.
If you're going to style your hair, avoid the toxins for your health.

































 







Tefillin



Men in Judaism put on a hand wrap and headband which holds writings in them, and they call these "Tefillin".

They do this to fulfill their interpretation of some words from the Law of YHWH.

The word "tefillin" itself does not come from the Bible or the Law of
YHWH, so do not think this practice is straight out of and detailed in the Bible, but rather is a tradition based on their interpretation on how certain things should be done.

These are often also called Jewish "phylacteries" but that comes from what Greeks used to refer to them as, implying like a protective amulet. Those who keep this practice do not call them that, and may even be offended at it.



I have some uncertainties myself around this, though as usual I will suggest let us do our best.

Here are the scriptures where YHWH commands to bind his commands to our hands for a sign, and let them be as frontlets between our eyes;
 

Deuteronomy 6:8 "And you shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes"

Deuteronomy 11:18 "Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign on your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes"




Some actually take this as non-literal, as just a saying, and they do not think it's meant for us to all bind something like "tefillin" to ourselves.

I as well had that question in my mind the 1st time I read through, and this is because YHWH says it in other places as well that makes it seem more like a saying;

Exodus 13:7 "Unleavened bread shall be eaten for 7 days, no leavened bread shall be seen with you, and no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory. You shall tell your son on that day, ‘It is because of what YHWH did for me when I came out of Egypt’, And it shall be to you as a sign on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the law of YHWH may be in your mouth. For with a strong hand YHWH has brought you out of Egypt.
You shall therefore keep this statute at its appointed time from year to year"



I wasn't 100% sure if this was a literal commandment but the Messiah mentions Tefillin in the Gospels, and he says that they make it broad to be seen by men.
So since he critiqued the way they were making their tefillin instead of saying tefillin was wrong or only a tradition, that could be some evidence that it is a literal commandment, but the topic and point of his words were not about tefillin, but how they were doing things just to be seen by men and get praise and honor from them.


Matthew 23:5 "But all their works they do for to be seen of men, they make broad their tefillin, and enlarge the tassels of their garments"















So I do not wish to instruct you what you should do, I will let you decide on your own or seek the answer further as I am uncertain.

In Judaism, it is a tradition for only men to wear tefillin, and also to only wear them during prayer, as well as a whole host of extra commands and laws, even though as we can see from Deuteronomy 6:8, and Deuteronomy 11:18, YHWH never said such things.


I personally do not wear traditional tefillin like what is pictured above(I didn't even know about "tefillin" when I heard this command and attempted to make a hand-wrap).
I am unsure of if it's a commandment, but I still like to wear a bracelet with the commandments written on it, to be safe, and because I love to do so.


I have explored different creative methods for "tefillin".

Today, I wear a bracelet with the name of YHWH on it, I modified it to say Le'YHWH (but it's written in Hebrew), meaning belonging to YHWH.

Isaiah 44:5 "One will say, 'I am YHWH's', and another will call himself by the name of Jacob, another will write on his hand 'YHWH's', and name himself by the name of Yisrael"


Attached to my bracelet I have commandments written on it, the chief commands mainly;
Love YHWH
Love your neighbor
Love the foreigner
Love your enemy
Love others as Yahushua has loved us


Another style I wear, and the 1st I ever made when I was desperate to have this, was from a new shoe lace that I carefully wrote commandments on it and wrapped it around my hand and wrist.

Also, I have made bracelets out of paper securing them with different methods, staplers, tape, magnets, or a combination of those.
This works for a quick fix if any of you really want a bracelet on your hand without delay.




Here is a picture of traditional Tefillin in Judaism;
.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/IDF_soldier_put_on_tefillin.jpg/399px-IDF_soldier_put_on_tefillin.jpg.
















Female Head covering



There is no commandment from
YHWH in the Bible for normal people to cover their heads, so it is not a sin to not cover your head.
No one should be rebuked as if they're bad if they choose not to cover their head.


Also there is no commandment to NOT cover your head, so obviously no one should be rebuked if they decide to cover their head.


Only if someone is making this into a commandment that they say must be obeyed, should they be corrected.



However Paul when sharing his wisdom said this;


Paul;
1 Corinthians 11:4 "Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head--it is just as though her head were shaved. If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off, and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head. A man ought not to cover his head since he is the image and glory of Elohim, but the woman is the glory of man, for man did not come from woman, but woman from man, neither was man created for woman, but woman for man"





Paul teaches it is best for girls to cover their head when they pray.
Paul also teaches to pray continually.
If you follow what Paul teaches, then it would be easier for a girl to just wear a head covering all day instead of putting on and taking off something that covers her head, but it is still her choice.



I personally think it is also great for a girl to wear a covering for the sake of being modest.





There are many different kinds of head coverings, and to follow what Paul is teaching then I suppose you can cover you head with anything when you pray, but to those who would like a head covering that is made to wear all day, I will link to various sites to buy them and also to sites to make your own when I come across them.

In modern Christian societies, the girl head covering(Hijab mostly) is most often linked to Islam, so if you are worried about being singled out wrongly, you can choose a head covering that will not cause those people who are quick to judge to assume you are a member of Islam. Someone in my family that wears a hijab and has nothing to do with Islam, is sometimes strongly attacked verbally on Facebook for just wearing one in her photos..















Male Head covering




You may notice some men follow traditions to wear a head covering.

The above picture is of what is called a kippah, and it is especially worn by those in Judaism.


Again, there is no commandment from YHWH in the Bible for normal people to cover their heads, so it is not a sin to not cover your head.
Leviticus 21:10 says that the high priest shall not uncover his head.

So, no one should be rebuked as if they're bad if they choose not to cover their head, unless of course they're the high priest.

Also again, there is no commandment to NOT cover your head, so obviously no one should be rebuked if they decide to cover their head.


Only if someone is making this into a commandment that they say must be obeyed, should they be corrected.



Paul has said though a man ought not cover his head at
1 Corinthians 11:7 since he is the image and glory of Elohim.  



In Judaism/Pharisee'ism, the men cover their heads, usually with small hats that are called a kippah.
This is due to a tradition of men that they follow and is not a commandment from YHWH in his scriptures.


This practice is actually said to originate from the pagan Greek culture, the men wore hats in that culture like 1 of their idols, and it signified that they were educated.

2 Samuel 15:30

2 Samuel 19:4

Hadassah 6:12















Beards





There is a debate over whether or not it is a commandment from Elohim to keep a beard and to not shave it.

The debate comes from a commandment found in Leviticus;

Leviticus 19:27 "You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar the corners of your beard"


Concerning this verse, questions come up over the word mar, and corners, and people are unsure of what exactly is meant here.

It's always important to look at the context when you're reading bible quotes.

Many say that the surrounding text and the context is the key to understanding that this is actually just referring to pagan practices that the Yisraeli were familiar with and seen it being done all around them by the pagans, and we are not to do those same practices.

The word here is mar, it means to destroy.
There is a Hebrew word for shave, and it is not used here.
So we can at least conclude it does not say those words.
Destroy could include shaving however, and many more things.

The word translated to corners can leave people uncertain as to what part of the beard that is. You may have noticed many Jewish people who have long locks of hair on each side of their head, this is due to their following a tradition based on a certain interpretation of this commandment.


I've explored the different sides and find myself still not perfectly certain and so could not say for sure if a man must keep his beard, I do see the likelihood this is possibly meaning something else due to it not using "shave", and the context appears to be speaking of things people would do for the dead, though in my uncertainty I like to keep a beard just in case.



What we should all think about is Elohim is the one who gave men beards, and this is a feature that sets him apart from women and children. It is a secondary sex characteristic.

Many people in modern society where they have been trained up by hollywood and what they see in it, can sometimes say offensive statements about beards, and that's not good, seeing how it's part of YHWH's design.

From Isaiah 50:6, we can see the Messiah had a beard as well.





People who are teaching it's okay to shave sometimes bring up a few things, such as the bible mentions Yosef shaved before going before pharoah.
They say this shows it's okay to shave, and that since the bible said nothing about it, it's fine.
This is simply not true, and shows a misunderstanding on the bible. It does not have to say right after everything that it's not good, also Yosef may have been forced to shave, and also, this is before Sinai, it is possible the shaving command was not given until Sinai.

Also they may say Elohim commands a man to shave in some instances, and then say he would not command someone to sin, this is another thought from immature understanding.
If Elohim tells you to shave under a certain circumstance, that is not sin and does not contradict him in anyway.

Recall when the Messiah mentions how the priests work on the 7th day, yet they're blameless.
This teaching is important to consider and understand, not only for this subject, but the entire range of subjects.
People are looking at the commands as if they're Elohim, when we keep the commands because we are obeying YHWH the true Elohim. Don't look at the commandments in an improper mindset...

These thing brought up are not proofs that shaving is okay.



This commandment is directed towards all people;
Leviticus 19:27 "You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar the corners of your beard"

This commandment is directed towards the priests, the sons of Aaron (you can see that it is directed towards them at Leviticus 21:1);
Leviticus 21:5 "They shall not make baldness on their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh"






Here is a popular verse mentioning beards;
1 Chronicles 19:4 "So Hanun took David’s servants and shaved them and cut off their garments in the middle, at their hips, and sent them away, and they departed. When David was told concerning the men, he sent messengers to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed, And the king said, Remain at Yericho until your beards have grown and then return"









Tattoos

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This point is coming soon.

I've never been attracted to tattoos, and it pains me to see people cover up their beautiful skin with them.

Tattoos get old rather quickly.

It would be far better to make use of temporary tattoos, they're changeable, and always look fresh, and can achieve looks that permanent tattoos can not.

Permanent tattoos are made using toxic inks and damage a person's health slowly over the years.
 Avoid them.

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A Nomad's Treasure

An acquaintance of mine has a nice shop where she makes custom accessories.
 I obtained my favorite bracelet that I have worn almost daily for years from her shop.

Update
: She is not selling anything on her shop anymore at this time.
 I ask that you please pray for her.

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