Recently Revealed Rabbinical Commentary on the Prophet Hosea Vindicates Brit-Am.
1. A 250 year Rabbinical work only recently made public.
2. The Ten Tribes can easily Repent. They have "an innate purity. "
3. The Ten Tribes needed to Reform the World!
4. Judah was also Punished for Not Reforming the Ten Tribes!
5. Ephraim influences the other Tribes and the Whole World with them!
6. Who Was Rabbi Moshe David Valle?
7. The Surprising Brit-Am Connection.
Rabbi Moses David Valle (sometimes written as "Vali"), lived 1697 - 1777 CE, i.e. about 250 years ago! Nevertheless most of his work has only become available to the public at large in the last decade or so. Rabbi Valle wrote a voluminous commentary on all books of the Bible. Much of his writing is quite clear though this is not the case with all of it: Large parts of his Commentary are abstruse and difficult for the novice to decipher. Despite the occasional difficulty in following his more mystical explanations we may learn much from what he tells us. Rabbi Valle speaks, among other matter, of the Lost Ten Tribes. His work has much of importance to Brit-Am studies. The Commentary of Rabbi Valle to the Biblical Book of Hosea is important in this regard. Nearly all of the Book of Hosea concerns the Lost Ten Tribes or Judah and the Ten Tribes together.
Hosea (NKJV) 14:
1 O Israel, return to the LORD your God,
For you have stumbled because of your iniquity;
2 Take words with you,
And return to the LORD.
Say to Him,
Take away all iniquity;
Receive us graciously,
For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.
Rabbi Moshe David Valle opines on the above:
14:2 Valle. # ... The impurity and debasement of the Ten Tribes was not their true nature. The Power of Repentance can elevate a Person to a greater height than he ever had before.
The Israelites have an innate purity. They therefore do not have to try very hard to return to where they should have been if they had not sinned.
The non-Israelite people are not like this.... #
Hosea (NKJV) 14:
8 Ephraim shall say, 'What have I to do anymore with idols?'
I have heard and observed him.
I am like a green cypress tree;
Your fruit is found in Me.
Valle: # It is a known matter that Israel did not descend into the Realms of Pollution other than for the Need to Clarify his Destiny. He needed to fulfill the will of God and reform the world through redirecting its forces. When this is done they shall return to their Source. There will be no need to remain in that situation any more. This is the meaning of, 'Ephraim shall say, 'What have I to do anymore with idols?'" (Hosea 14:8). #
Rabbi Valli understands Hosea to say that Judah was also to be Punished because of Ephraim! Judah did not attempt to turn Ephraim back to the right track. Consequently, says Rabbi Valle, they themselves were influenced by the Ten Tribes and were to be punished in a similar way as to they had been.
2 The LORD has a dispute with Judah,
and will punish Jacob according to his ways,
and repay him according to his doings.
Rabbi Valle says that Ephraim Influences the Rest of Israel and all of Mankind!
1 When Ephraim spoke, trembling,
he was exalted in Israel.
But he incurred guilt through Baal worship and he died.
Ephraim is a power in the world. Rabbi Valle says that all mankind is influenced through Ephraim. When Ephraim transgresses in his deeds and opinions he engenders division and contention to themselves and to all of Israel. This is what is meant by the expression "trembling" (Hosea 13:1). In Hebrew the word is "retet." It connotes "reverbation." When Ephraim speaks or acts it has a resonating effect on the rest of Israel.
6. Who Was Rabbi Moshe David Valle?
Rabbi Moses David Valle (sometimes written as "Vali"), 1697 - 1777, was born and died in Padua (near Venice), Italy. He was a known Rabbinical scholar specializing in Kabbalah i.e. Jewish Mysticism and Spiritual Contemplation. A well-known student of Rabbi Valle was Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto who later may have become his instructor. Rabbi Luzzato is considered an eminent authority. Rabbi Luzzato compiled the work "Mesilat Yisharim" ("Path of the Just") and other books and has had an important influence over Jewish Scholarship. Most Ultra-Orthodox and Orthodox rabbinical students have read "Mesilat Yisharim" at least once in their lives. It is not unusual to find those who know sections of it by heart or almost so. Other works by Luzzato are also widely studied. Rabbi Valle is less well-known though Luzzato was most profuse in praising him.
Most of the writings of Valle remained in manuscript form until recently. They have now been published by Rabbi Joseph Spinner in ca. 2011. They were printed by Rabbi Shalom Vilenski who has also (with great dedication) printed most Brit-Am works in the last decades. Rabbi Valle wrote Commentaries on the Bible. Rabbi Valle wrote in the Sephardic Classical style. His Hebrew is very good but his meaning is often cloaked in abstruse mystical terminology. At other times however he makes himself crystal clear as in the extracts above. The Commentary of Rabbi Moses David Valle has much that is pertinent to Ephraim and the Lost Ten Tribes.
See Also: Ephraim will Repent
For more on Rabbi Moses David Valle and the matters discussed above see our book, "Hebrew Salvation," 2019, by Yair Davidiy.