"O L-RD, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, 'Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail! Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? 'Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the L-RD".
Jeremiah 16:19-21

May 2011

The “Jewish Roots” of Christianity …

May 31, 2011

IN SHORT… The newest technique used by Christian missionaries and other Christian Clergy, is what they call learning about “The Jewish Roots of Christianity.” One might think this means how, in their opinion, Christianity began with Jews, or developed from Judaism. However, this is not what they mean by “the Jewish Roots.” The way they […]

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The New Covenant …

May 31, 2011

  “He sent redemption to his people; He has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is His Name.” Psalms 111:19 (NRS) Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: [32] Not according to the covenant […]

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Q & A – Isaiah 53: Did Jesus Have Long Life?

May 30, 2011

Question:  My question pertains to an objection you raised in your tape series regarding the christological reading of Isaiah 53, specifically verse 10.  This verse says that the Servant’s days will be prolonged.  Jesus, however, died young.  However, if we were to believe in the resurrection, that Jesus rose in the flesh, why can we […]

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Q & A – A Christian Defends Matthew by Insisting That the Author of the First Gospel Used the Septuagint in His Quote of Isaiah to Support the Virgin Birth

May 30, 2011

Question:  Rav Singer,Why did you say Christians mistranslate the scripture by saying “almah”doesn’t mean “virgin,” when their translation of virgin comes from theSeptuagint’s “parthenos,” not the Hebrew  “almah”?  “Parthenos” does mean “virgin.” They didn’t mistranslate but used a different text.  This is pretty well known, did you not know?  I don’t think this is a very good […]

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Q & A – Did Somebody Find the Trinity in the Name of God?

May 30, 2011

Dear Rabbi Singer, First, let me say that what you are doing is a great service to Jews and the religious community at large.  You are setting the record straight — one that has needed correction for almost 2000 years!  Thank you. Yesterday, a Christian business associate made a point that in the very first […]

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Q & A – Does the Hebrew Word Alma Really Mean “Virgin”?

May 30, 2011

Question:  Dear Rabbi Singer, I have listened to your tapes and I have also read a number of your articles on your web site regarding Christ’s virgin birth and you make some very good points.  I have discussed this issue with my pastor and although he did remark that he finds your arguments “interesting” he […]

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Q & A – Did Somebody Find the Trinity in the First Chapter of the Bible? To Whom Was God Speaking to When He Said, “Let Us Make Man in Our Image”?

May 30, 2011

Question:  Dear Rabbi Singer, A Messianic Jew is working overtime to try to convince me that I need JC.  She recently showed me Genesis 1:26, “Let US make man in OUR image,” stating that JC was part of creation with G-d, plural Us and Our being the proof.  Can you explain the plural in this […]

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Yoma 39 …

May 29, 2011

There are not many teachings from the Rabbis that are commonly used to support Christian claims about Jesus. There is, however, a passage in the Talmud Yoma 39b, that we see almost all the time: “The Rabbis taught, ‘Forty years before the destruction of the temple… the tongue of gold did not become white” The […]

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Challenge to Messianic’s and Jewish Christians?

May 29, 2011

by Moshe Shulman I would like to pose a challenge to Messianics and Jewish Christians. It is one that Judaism can easily answer, as I will show shortly. The prophet says (Amos 3:7) “For the Lord G-D will do nothing, unless He reveals His counsel unto His servants the prophets.” G-d says that nothing is hidden […]

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Comment and Response: The Flour and Blood Atonement…

May 29, 2011

COMMENT: On Dr. Michael Brown’s web site (Link has been discontinued) we have the following: “As I wrote in Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, vol. 2, 113: According to verse 12, the priest will “take a handful of it [i.e., the flour] as a memorial portion, and burn it on the altar on top of the […]

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Fair Weights and Measures…

May 29, 2011

Fair Weights and Measures[1] There is a well-known lecture by Dr. Michael Brown[2] called “UNEQUAL WEIGHTS AND MEASURES A CRITIQUE OF THE METHODOLOGY OF THE ANTI-MISSIONARIES” which he gave at one of the messianic conferences a number of years ago, and which has circulated in missionary circles since then. I am pleased that it has […]

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A Chassidic Rabbi Makes a Startling Discovery!

May 29, 2011

My name is Moshe and I am a Chassidic Jew who has, from my youth, learned the words of our Holy Prophets, and has been puzzled by their meaning. Then, on the day before Yom Kippur, I contemplated the solemnity of the day and was made aware of the amazing meaning of G-d’s words. I recognized […]

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Isaiah 53 – ebook

May 28, 2011

by Moshe Shulman The question of Isaiah 53 and what it means comes up in every discussion with a Christian. For that reason, I have collected information that I have available and compiled the following summary. I hope that the readers will look at it from beginning to end, consider the information presented and judge it favorably. […]

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Q & A – Has God Divorced Israel? What is the Meaning of the ‘New Covenant’ Promised in Jeremiah?

May 27, 2011

Question: Rabbi, How do you explain the divorce in Jeremiah?  How do you explain that the Jewish people are divorced from God by His own word?  How do we as Jews get back to God under the Law which prohibits us from coming back?  I am not saying that we are no longer God’s Chosen […]

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Q & A – Did the Passover Lamb Foreshadow Jesus?

May 27, 2011

Question: I want to first commend you on your web site which is laid out quite well and has helped me understand more about traditional Jewish thinking on Christ.  Although I am a born again Christian, I do not support groups such as the Messianics who sit on the fence regarding Judaism and Christianity.  You […]

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Q & A – Who is Satan?

May 27, 2011

Question  When you were in Buffalo, NY in November of  ’96, during the extended question and answer time, you were asked your view on angels and specifically about Satan.  I was astounded at your answer and was more astounded that the other rabbis present did not step into the discussion. In your explanation of Satan […]

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Q & A – Does Judaism Believe in Original Sin? What Does the Bible Really Say?

May 27, 2011

Dear Rabbi Singer,  Does the Jewish faith have a teaching comparable to that of “original sin” in the Christian tradition?  By this I mean the teaching that all human beings are born with an innate tendency to disobey God.  In my particular Christian tradition, water baptism is required for the removal of this sin.  Would […]

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Q & A – But Look How Believing in Jesus Has Changed My Life!

May 27, 2011

Question:  Dear Rabbi Singer, I am certain that the question will surface somewhere in this general commentary I am making.  I hope you will bear with me until the question does arise. For one who has been a Christian all his life, I find your commentaries very compelling and thought provoking, but, at times, dismaying, […]

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Q & A – Did Jesus Rise From the Dead? What is the Evidence?

May 27, 2011

Question: Dear Rabbi Singer: I’m doing a project on missionary and counter-missionary groups.  There is a very large section in my project that deals with theology.  I have read your site as well as the Jews for Jesus site, and I must say that the information is both deep and extensive.  I must commend you.  […]

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Q & A – Could Jesus’ Death Atone For Any Kind of Sin?

May 27, 2011

Question:  Dear Rabbi Singer, A mutual friend of ours introduced me to your site.  I work with Michael Flanigan of Palestine, TX.  I am a gentile Christian who has many questions.  I have found a lot of fascinating reading on your site.  Michael and I have been discussing atonement and sacrifice as of late.  Now bear […]

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