A study of the Beatitudes - Jesus first sermon. A popular new Rabbi, he presents a yoke that is easy, and a burden that is light; He emphases heart attitudes over keeping all the laws. There are a lot of people at the end of the day, who think they're in, but they're actually out. Tzedak (Righteousness) always produces Tzedakah (Generosity, or righteousness-revealed). Jeremiah 22:16 "He took care of the poor and the afflicted, so it is well with him. Is this not what it means to know Me, declares the Lord, your God". The happiest people set their passions on meeting the needs of others.
Keywords: beatitudes, Jesus, S'mikah, Hillel, Shammai, rabbi, Third Way, yoke, kingdom people, chiastic structure, righteousness, mercy, Blessed, Baruch, Ashri, happiness, Tumah, Tahor, clean, sanctified, pure, religious guilt, Tzedek, Tzedakah, sounding the trumpet, charity, Zekute, self-sufficiency