The Seventy Nations
The Future of Humanity in Righteousness
“ALL NATIONS, THE ONE GOD”
The Seventy Nations is a Jerusalem based International Organization that seeks to establish the Jerusalem Unity Center, in the heart of Jerusalem as a Pilgrim Learning and Visitors Center to promote a common moral directive for man’s search in a meaningful existence through religion, human rights and spiritual pursuits. These commonalities are found throughout all religions in the understanding of One-God who is the Creator of the Universe.
We welcome all nations, tribes, people and cultures to join us in creating a model of religious tolerance found in the concept “Unity through Diversity among The Nations. We acknowledge that though some differences in faith beliefs may separate us into religions, we will seek to share a unified understanding in the common goal of Unity through gaining knowledge and understanding of the Living God as Creator who is the One God to and spoken about by all true prophets in all religions and spiritual creeds.
WHAT ARE THE SEVENTY NATIONS?
The term “Seventy Nations” is based on the Biblical vision of the ultimate unity of all people brought together in the understanding of One God who is Creator of our known Universe. From the time of the story of the Tower of Babel and now in our own day the term “Seventy Nations” reflects the historical disbursement of all people and the coming back together of all people under One God. This has been the mission of the Jewish people: to teach and share this universal vision.
THE IMPORTANCE OF JERUSALEM
All the Jewish prophets spoke of a Messianic Age of Peace and Harmony between all people, when Jerusalem would again be the spiritual capital of the world and when a Temple would be built that would be a House of Prayer for All People
The Seventy Nations will participate in the envisioning of this Temple for ALL Nations by providing a teaching platform to create a unified understanding of the One God who is the Creator of the universe found in the Torah, which is the foundational book of the three religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
It is our hope to welcome All Nations in Jerusalem to pray, learn and celebrate together in Jerusalem in solidarity and unity as we move forward in our understanding of our divine origins and purpose for our human life.
We will host All Nations to learn on site in our Jerusalem Unity Center built in the heart of Jerusalem to experience and be part of the redemptive process already in motion. All Nations, The One God!
The Seven Universal Laws of Righteous
According to Jewish tradition, our sages revealed Seven Universal Laws that govern all of mankind have been gleaned from the understanding of experience written in the stories of the Torah. These common, yet intricate moral laws are applicable to all people. These directives depict One Creator God who is a Universal Sustainer that governs life and all of creation with an eye for justice and the common good through the moral fabric of man’s conscious. Though this, Creator “God” according to Torah has chosen a specific purpose for the Jewish people for a particular task in service to the world, so too has this Creator chosen All Nations for a special and divine purpose that serves all of mankind by its very adherence to this moral fabric of conscience called “holiness”.
“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, אוַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהוָֹ֖ה אֶל־משֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר:
Speak to the entire congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, You shall be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy. בדַּבֵּ֞ר אֶל־כָּל־עֲדַ֧ת בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל וְאָֽמַרְתָּ֥ אֲלֵהֶ֖ם קְדשִׁ֣ים תִּֽהְי֑וּ כִּ֣י קָד֔וֹשׁ אֲנִ֖י יְהוָֹ֥ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶֽם:
Every man shall fear his mother and his father, and you shall observe My Sabbaths. I am the Lord, your God”.
One has only to look at the world and all its diversity to see the beauty of holiness and its many expressions of the unique and awesome ways in which our Creator is revealed within the upright soul.
This same God reveals itself to everyone according to culture, people or language, and is as diverse in expression as the many expressions there are in all of Humankind.
As such, a common ground of all humanity can be found within the moral fabric that is embedded in the conscious mind of the upright and made known by many in sayings such as “Do not do what is hateful” to “love each other as yourself.”
This place of empathetic understanding is key to knowing the right or wrongness of a situation or the value of circumstance in living a life that is connected to the Creator of life and to each other.
This value we often find in our life experience is often regarded most closely at its end as those encounters we had with another and how we were seen or how we see ourselves. It can however become the reality itself out of which flows a higher life experience and manifestation of the divine essence of the Soul rather than the human experience which leads to this realization.
The Seventy Nations express this objective as a value in individual and personal morality of conscience of all peaceful religions who find the importance of the brother and sisterhood of all people as well as the importance of understanding that the creation of human life is from a Singular Origin.
Our founding principle “All Nations, One God” will strive to represent this ideology as a tool for growth in peace and unity among all people in the world a multitude of ways. It is through the efforts of man that man succeeds and in the depths of the heart that that success is connected to Source.
The Value of All Humanity
The Seventy Nations believes among all the things that “Creator” has given to mankind, the Torah is sacred. That is, the revelation of God, the existence of humanity and the relationship that exist between both. Not only did God reveal how humanity came into being, but He also revealed who brought them into being and in addition, included and or provided the necessary information (principles) upon which humanity should treat with or relate to all and sundry, including the physical creation.
Everything created by Creator was created with its own unique value system. The value of a thing identifies its purpose in this world and above everything else, human value is foremost. It is on this premise that we, the Seventy Nations find the concept of Human Equity Value a fitting and necessary principle which will serve as one of our key founding principles that we believe Creator engraved in the entire canon of scripture.
Human Equity Value is the Recognition, Consideration, Protection and Procurement (Acquisition) of Human Value and their Equity Entitlement. How we treat with anything tells
1. Our knowledge and understanding of the value of a thing.
2. How much we value it.
The Seventy Nations therefore, will exist to value humanity in such a way that should reflect how it ought to be valued. To make aware to the world the intrinsic value of humanity and creation. The Seventy Nations recognizes that all of humanity was created in G-d’s image and after His likeness. Thus, being created in G-d’s image and after His likeness gave humanity their value as a Human Equity and Entitlement to that value.
The Seventy Nations recognizes that true human value speaks to the global topic of true human rights. That true human rights are engraved and or derived from intrinsic human value. The organization, namely Seventy Nations notices that according to the principles of the word of G-d, not all human rights are humanly right and thus that ‘right ‘has no value. To this the scripture gives support.
The Common Good and Human Rights
Throughout history the world has been plagued by oppressors, those who would use their positions of greater strength to subjugate those within their field of influence. One of the earliest forms of human rights abuse was the institution of slavery. Accounts of slavery continued throughout history and today’s slavery is difficult to estimate the number of human trafficking victims because it is a hidden crime. The 70 Nations is committed to sharing information about this and all human rights abuses with the world so that pressure may be put on those that fail to adhere to certain minimum standards in the community. At the core of our project is the belief that everyone in the world should understand EMPATHY.
Empathy is the ability to place oneself in the shoes of another to experience that persons suffering. In reality, much of the world’s suffering, historically and at the present time, is the direct result of a lack of empathy. For that reason, the Seventy Nations advocates that empathy is an important aspect of human development and should be taught as a tool of the maturing process“That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.” Rabbi Hillel the Elder, Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a. To this end the Seventy Nations will provide educational materials that demonstrate the difficulties of others in order to instill a sense of compassion in students.