Right now men and women alike are leaving some of the more overt doctrines and traditions of men which we have learned in our “Christian” and “Jewish” upbringings; but there is much that we have learned which we still accept as truth, things that do not promote Yehovah’s image and ways in the earth. Our understandings, really lack of understandings, concerning head coverings are some of the most egregious of them all; and because of these lies women especially have a false sense of security.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. (Pro 14:12)
Oh my, “way of death” is right!
Yehovah’s men and women each have their own specific duties and responsibilities which we must adhere to if we are to be Yehovah’s light in the world. Unfortunately, those who simply only say they are His but do not conform their lives to His created purpose for them will receive even greater judgment.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! … Because they have rejected the law of Yehovah of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. (Isa 5:20-21, 24)
Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled Elohim’s seed [perversely know as “the children of Israel”]underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the spirit of grace? (Heb 10:28-29)
The priests of Yehovah were instructed to teach the difference between holy and unholy and between tahor (clean) and tamei (unclean).
“And that ye may put a difference between holy and unholy, and between tahor and tamei; and that ye may teach Israel’s seed all the statutes which Yehovah hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.” (Lev 10:10-11)
Translating tahor and tamei as “clean” and “unclean” hardly does these words justice. A woman that separates herself from her husband and others during her menses is living in the realm of tahor; that which is acceptable and useful in producing Yehovah’s image and ways on the earth for all to see. Those who don’t separate themselves are walking in the realm of tamei; and thus distorting Yehovah’s image and ways in the world.
All this said, there are many ideas from the New Testament commentaries which we have accepted as true and begun to walk in that are not consistent with the very words that Yeshua, Paul, Peter, James, John and Jude all supposedly taught from; these are the words given to us through Moses and Yehovah’s other Prophets.
When did we stop being good Bereans who listen to what Paul, or anyone, has to say and not searched the word for ourselves?
Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. (Act 17:10-11)
To the Torah and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isa 8:20)
There Are No Head Coverings In Torah
Where are the cloth head coverings in Torah, or the Prophets for that matter? Folks, they are not there! We have built yet another doctrine of men that is in the realm of tamei; not acceptable or useful for presenting Yehovah’s image on the earth . In fact, it may be worse to wear a cloth head covering if it makes other women believe that by wearing it they are somehow more “righteous.” Ha – a “righteous woman“, there is an oxymoron that you will never find in Torah; but that is a story for another day.
Head Coverings Are Men!
The head coverings that women need in Torah is their man! I have written many articles on this subject which can be found under the “Creation of woman” tab on my blog and five of them specifically talk about a “Woman’s Place of Safety.” That place is under her man’s covering.
Cloth Head Coverings Do Not Make A Women Acceptable Before The Creator
Oh, it is a lot easier for a woman to leave her man, put a piece of cloth on her head and believe she is somehow following Yehovah, instead of humbling herself and learning to follow only her man. Again, these cloth head coverings are not in line with His eternal and unchanging ways. These false images that so many have adopted, come from 1 Corinthians 11 which starts out by saying,
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. (1Co 11:3-6)
This commentary is not about head coverings, it is about who we serve. Most translators and teachers want to make this all about cloth and ignore what Moses actually said; it is much easier to collect money if they do.
But I say what Yehovah says,
“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says Yehovah. Therefore thus says Yehovah, Elohim of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says Yehovah. (Jer 23:1-2)
Yehovah’s desires that there be no uncovered women running around in His kingdom. This is why he commands Israel, his Ezrach men, to care for their widows and fatherless. Even the captives and maid-servants have a master, an adon.
I did however find one reference to a woman having her head shaved and it adds some very interesting information to this discussion.
“When thou go out to war against thy enemies, and Yehovah, thy Elohim delivers them into thy hand, and thou take them captive, and thou see among the captives a beautiful woman, and desire her and would take her for they woman, then thou shall bring her home to thy house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails. She shall put off the clothes of her captivity, remain in thy house, and mourn her father and her mother a full month; after that thou may go in to her and be her master, and she shall be thy woman. And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shall set her free, but thou certainly shall not sell her for money; thou shall not treat her brutally, because thou has humbled her. (Deu 21:10-14)
This woman is having her head shaved because she now has no covering. Her father and mother are gone. I am guessing she is a virgin as well. Now she is alone and uncovered; the shaving of her head is a physical reminder of her spiritual condition. She has 30 days to adjust to this new man becoming her master. If she rebels, she faces a very uncertain future. Getting put out of this man’s household with her hair having grown for just a single month is a sign saying “Uncovered Woman!” which will now make her prey to all of the undesirable and wicked men in the land. I would venture that slavery or whoredom is in her probable future since she has no money. What good man is going to want a woman that another man found unacceptable?
This reminds me of what Pharaoh told his daughter Hagar when he sent her to be a handmaid to Sarai.
Jasher 15:31 And the king took a maiden whom he begat by his concubines, and he gave her to Sarai for a handmaid.
32 And the king said to his daughter, It is better for thee, my daughter, to be a handmaid in this man’s house than to be mistress in my house, after we have beheld the evil that befell us on account of this woman.
The covering for a man of the Elohim of heaven and earth is to obey only Him! If a man is subject to any other elohim (law makers and judges) he has his head covered by someone besides Yehovah. Most of us (men) have done this voluntarily by following the broad road and doing what everyone else does. Men, unless they are slaves, are to serve only Yehovah, the Elohim of Israel.
This is what Paul is talking about when he says,
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. (1Co 11:4)
Yehovah’s 1st commandment to Israel’s seed was,
Thou shall have no other Elohim existing before My face.(Exodus 20:3)
This time Paul had it right in light of Torah!
When a man learns to lay down his life in service to Yehovah, the king of Israel, he is doing righteousness and is properly covered by Him. And, when a woman learns to lay down her life in service to her man, she becomes a woman of worth and also has a proper head covering.
A woman with her head shaved, or a woman who should have her head shaved because she has no man to serve, is a sign to the world that she is uncovered and out of sync with Yehovah’s created purpose for her; this is not honorable or fashionable, it’s a travesty. All women are meant to have head coverings.