Anat Hoffman leads a rebellion within Judaism. A rebellion of lawlessness.
As a gentile, I am not suppose to use the law to judge people around me. They do not have the Law, and do obviously to not live by it. But when I relate to religious Jews who are not Messianic Jews, I can apply the Law of Moses.
What kind of rebellion is Anat Hoffman leading?
Is it a godly rebellion against the misuse of the Law, or is it a rebellion of lawlessness?
The “Women of the Wall group” prepares to open a Torah scroll at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site.
And how do they dress?
They dress like Jewish men, with kipa. They want to be acknowledged as male Rabbis, teachers of Judaism.
What do the law say about such a dress code.
A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.
Within Messianic Judaism, the Law of Moses has been deeply explained by Jesus. He enlarged the priesthood from being a limited male priesthood of Aaron, to be a priesthood of all believers. Both men and women.
But the Jewish priesthood of Aaron is still en everlasting priesthood of men. Either these women like it or not.
and put headbands on them. Then tie sashes on Aaron and his sons. The priesthood is theirs by a lasting ordinance. In this way you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.
And this is what the Jewish Apostle Paul says about the enlarged New Testament priesthood. A call to walk in Christ likeness, as explained by Rabbi Jesus.
for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Jesus did not change the dress code of women, so they could dress like men. Neither did He replace the Jewish male priesthood of Aaron. Such action would make Jesus a lawbreaker.
So what should these women do?
Let them accept Y’shua (Jesus) and become Messianic Jews. Than they do not have to pretend to be male priests, but can still be daughters of God Most High and continue in the ministry of salvation by His mercy and grace.