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Most of these articles are pulled from other websites.  Over time, this will become an education area.  Each month you will notice this section growing greater than before.    There will be a hidden section coming soon, where you will have to prove yourself to be a Mason before entering (and Duncan can not help you in passing this test).  Thank you for visiting, and I hope you come back again to gain more knowledge, wisdom, and LIGHT.

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Tuesday, 24 Tammuz 5774 / July 22, 2014

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Chapter 113

This psalm recounts some of the wonders of the exodus from Egypt.

1. Praise the Lord! Offer praise, you servants of the Lord; praise the Name of the Lord.

2. May the Name of the Lord be blessed from now and to all eternity.

3. From the rising of the sun to its setting, the Name of the Lord is praised.

4. The Lord is high above all nations; His glory transcends the heavens.

5. Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high

6. [yet] looks ...

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What is the reason for the custom of mourners tearing their clothing on the death of a loved one?

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 22, 2014 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

BY ARON MOSS

 

Aron Moss is rabbi of the Nefesh Community in Sydney, Australia, and is a frequent contributor to Chabad.org.

 

 


Question:

 

What is the reason for the custom of mourners tearing their clothing on the death of a loved one?

 

Answer:

 

On the most basic level, the tearing is expression of pain and sorrow over the passing. Torah law encourages—in fact mandates&...

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THE MASONIC LADDER AND THE GREAT CHAIN OF BEING

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 20, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

THE MASONIC LADDER AND THE GREAT CHAIN OF BEING

 

by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, KCRBE

 

Alpha Lodge No. 116, Grand Lodge of New Jersey Philo Lodge No. 243, South River, New Jersey SciotoLodge No. 6, Chillicothe, Ohio.

 

This paper examines the esoteric symbolism of the Masonic Ladder and will develop the thesis that the Masonic Ladder's esoteric meaning derives from an ancientconcept dealing with thehierarchal ordering ofthe univ...

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Regaling for Masonic Observance (MWPHGLTX)

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on May 25, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

To: Prince Hall Masons beholding to the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and its Jurisdiction, Adoptive Rites: Grand High Court Heroines of Jericho and Norris Wright Cuney Grand Chapter, Concordant and Appendant Bodies: Grand Chapter Holy Royal Arch Masons, Lone Star Grand Commandery and Lone Star Grand Guild, Texas Council of Deliberations and Texas Council Golden Assemblies

 

From: Hon. Wilbert M. Curtis

Most Worshipful Grand Master

 

...

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RAMBAM Sunday, 25 Tishrei 5774 / September 29, 2013

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on September 29, 2013 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Mechussarey Kapparah - Perek 5

 

Halacha 1

What is meant by the term "the tinuch of the ear"? The middle lobe.

 

If the priest applied the oil to the sides of the thumb and the large toe, it is acceptable. If he applied it to their lower surface, it is invalid. Whether the priest applies the oil to the blood of the guilt-offering directly above it or he applied it at the side of the blood, even if the blood was cleaned off before he placed the oil on th...

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A Purim Secret

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on September 26, 2013 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)


By Yerachmiel Tilles

 

 


Nissan was a wealthy man who lived in Yargin, a small town near Pressburg, the capital city of Slovakia. When younger, he had been a student at the famous Pressburg yeshivah. He and his wife were already married for many years, but still had not been blessed with children. When, finally, a son was born to him in 5583 (1823), it was no surprise that he honored his former teacher, the world-renowned scholar known as th...

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A Prerequisite for a Blessing

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on September 1, 2013 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

By Yerachmiel Tilles

 

 

Rabbi Shlomo-Eliezer Alfandri was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1820. His greatness was evident even as a youth, and while still a young man, he was appointed to the Spiritual Council of Istanbul. Many of Istanbul's Jews pleaded with him to accept the position of Chacham Bashi (chief rabbi of the city), and to join its rabbinical court; Rabbi Shlomo-Eliezer, however, refused to accept any rabbinical positions, preferring to devote himself to...

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Friday, 24 Elul 5773 / August 30, 2013

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on August 30, 2013 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Chagigah - Perek 1

 

 

Halacha 1

The Jewish people have been commanded to observe three positive commandments on each of the three pilgrimage festivals. They are:

 

a) to appear before the Divine presence, as Exodus 23:17 states: "All of your males shall appear";

 

b) bringing a festive offering, as Deuteronomy 16:15 states: "You shall bring a festive offering to God your Lord"; and

 

c) celebration, as ibid....

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The King???s Friend

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on August 22, 2013 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Based on an urban legend

By Bentzion Elisha

 

 

Once there lived a gentile king who delighted in having an audience with a particular rabbi who lived in the kingdom’s capital. The two would converse on various subjects, and the rabbi’s acuity and sharp intellect amazed the king again and again. No one could compare in counsel and wisdom to the charming rabbi.

 

The king had a fascination with outings to the country, and he would i...

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TX KOP BEGINING

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on August 16, 2013 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Beginning

In 1999 the late Most Worshipful Grand Master, The Honorable Robert E. Connor, Jr. felt it necessary to began a KOP Youth Program in his jurisdiction. He named the Grand Council after the late Most Worshipful Grand Master, The Honorable Thomas H. Routt. PGM Connors appointed Bro. Jamal Rasheed as the State Director. It was S.D. Rasheed responsibility to get the program up and running for the jurisdiction of Texas. Bro. Rasheed contacted the Supreme Master Knight, G...

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Past Grand Masters as of 2014 MWPHGLTX

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 15, 2013 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

1st 1875-– 1876 Norris Wright Cuney       Amity #4 Galveston

2nd  1876-1878 Richard Allen       Magnolia #3 Houston

3rd 1878-1879 Leroy L. James     Magnolia #3 Houston

_ 1879-– 1881 Norris Wright Cuney     Amity #4 Galveston

4th 188-1885 Abram Grant      San Antonio #1 San Antonio

5th 1885-1890 Charles C. Dean     Magnolia #3 Houston

6th 1890-1890 Ro...

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TX KOP MISSION

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 10, 2013 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

OUR MISSION

The Most Venerable Thomas H. Routt Grand Council, Order of the

Knights of Pythagoras is a Youth Organization sponsored by

Prince Hall Masons of Texas.

Our organization takes young boys between the ages of

nine through twenty and trains them in the areas of

Leadership, Responsibility, and Brotherhood.

Providing a partnership between master masons, our

youth, parents, and the community. Our program

promote...

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When and where were the first Lodges in Texas Organized?

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on June 22, 2013 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Under the leadership of Captain W.D.Mathews, the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Kansas, the following Lodges were established in Texas between 1871 and 1873 and were the first Negro Free and Accepted Masonic Lodges organized in the state:

 

San Antonio Lodge # 22

 

Magnolia Lodge #24

 

Mt. Bonnell Lodge #2

 

Galveston Lodge #25

 

Mt. Lebanon – Lodge #26

 

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PURPOSE OF MWPHGL OF TX

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on May 22, 2013 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The Mission Statement is promulgated by the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and the Subordinate Lodges owing obedience to the same and by its Supreme Authority. The purpose of this Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Texas is to control and regulate the practice of Freemasonry throughout its Jurisdiction, in accordance with immemorial usages of this Ancient and Honorable Craft, and to advance the moral and social interests of its membership...

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PURPOSE OF MWPHGL OF TX

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on May 22, 2013 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Mission Statement is promulgated by the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and the Subordinate Lodges owing obedience to the same and by its Supreme Authority. The purpose of this Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Texas is to control and regulate the practice of Freemasonry throughout its Jurisdiction, in accordance with immemorial usages of this Ancient and Honorable Craft, and to advance the moral and social interests of its membership...

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MISSION STATEMENT OF MWPHGL OF TX

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on April 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Texas and Its Jurisdiction is a non-profit organization which embodies an attractive system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. The fraternity, founded upon Christian principles established in the Holy Bible, strives to teach a man the duty he owes to God, his neighbor and to himself; but interferes neither with religion or politics as it prescribes the practice of virtues in the conduct of its bus...

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCE HALL FREEMASONRY IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on March 6, 2013 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

On March 6, 1775, Prince Hall and 14 men of color were made masons in Lodge #441 of the Irish Registry attached to the 38th British Foot Infantry at Castle William Island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. It marked the first time that Black men were made masons in America. <br><br>

About a year later, since the conflict between England and America had commenced, the British Foot Infantry left Boston, along with its lodge, leaving Prince Hall and his associates without a lodge...

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March 6th A Legacy Of Having Been Tried, Sometimes Denied, But Always Ready To Be Tried Again

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on March 6, 2013 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

By Worshipful Brother Frederic L. Milliken <br><br>

Two hundred thirty seven years ago today, on March 6, 1775, Prince Hall, Cryrus Jonbus, Buestop Slinger, Prince Rees, John Carter, Peter Freeman, Benjamin Tiler, Cuff Bufform, Thomas Sanderson, Prince Taylor, Cato Spears, Boston Smith, Peter Best, Forten Howard and Richard Tilly were made Master Masons in a British Army Lodge of Irish register. The Lodge gave them the privilege of meeting, marching in procession, and buryin...

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Is it racist to want a Jewish Spouse?

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on March 1, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

By Aron Moss <br><br>

Question:

I was explaining to a non-Jewish work colleague that I only date Jewish men, because I would not marry a non-Jew. He accused me of being racist. I was caught on the spot and had nothing to say. How would you respond to this accusation?

Answer:

If insisting that you will only date Jews makes you racist, does insisting that you will only date men make you sexist? You are certainly discriminating, but is this discrimin...

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When not to Obey Parents- An Exception

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on February 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

By Jacob Immanuel Schochet

Published and copyrighted by Kehot Publication Society

There is but one important qualification.

The fact that the precepts to honor and revere parents are commands of G-d implies not only the wide extent and significance of these Mitzvos, but also their limitation. It is G-d Who prescribes these Mitzvos, and it is G-d's Torah which delineates their specific details.

These Mitzvos are, therefore, integral parts of Torah an...

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