"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

August 2011

Sinless Jesus?

August 27, 2011

I.            BACKGROUND   Why would the concept of a sinless Jesus be of interest to a Jewish person?  In principle, it should not matter to a Jew, since Jesus is irrelevant to Judaism – he is in the realm of Christianity.  The notion of Jesus being without sin is tied to the claim that Jesus died as a sacrificial […]

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New Testament and Ungodly Propaganda-Part 1

August 27, 2011

by Brad Fundamentalist Christianity often proclaims as an absolute fact that anyone who fails to accept the Bible as God’s infallible word and who fails to accept Jesus as their savior will be damned to hell as an eternal punishment. That’s quite a claim to be making to people. Telling other people what they must believe […]

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New Testament and Ungodly Propaganda-Part 2

August 27, 2011

…Continued from Part 1 The New Testament character called “Jesus” was depicted by the New Testament writers as having performed many miracles. However, as the instructions from God in the Old Testament(Deut 13:1-18) make clear, the performance of miracles doesn’t validate anyone as being approved of by God or sent in his name. Jesus also exhibits […]

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An Ode to Christianity – Courtesy of Jeremiah 23

August 22, 2011

…for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God. Christianity turns the Word of God into a carnival magic act where the phrase, now you see it, now you don’t, perfectly describes the antics that Christian theologians, preachers, apologists, and street operatives use to eviscerate the Law of […]

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Jewish Answers to Missionaries …

August 21, 2011

  I like the following piece from the introduction by Rabbi Stuart Federow (http://whatjewsbelieve.org/) to his pamphlet on Isaiah 53.  It is short, funny, and to the point.. One day in heaven, Jesus decided to look for his father. He came upon an elderly gentleman in the Carpenter’s area of Heaven. Jesus entered into a […]

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Q & A Noahide vs. Torah Law

August 21, 2011

by Moshe Ben-Chaim   Doug: During a session today of my class on Fundamentals of Torah for Non- Jews, one of the participants asked about the verse in Genesis to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, etc. This person wondered about that as a commandment. My understanding from Rabbi Chait is that […]

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Jew vs. Gentile in the Eyes of the Torah, Part I

August 20, 2011

Chapter 1, Mishna 18(a) By Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld “Rabbi Shimon ben (son of) Gamliel said: On three things does the world endure: justice, truth and peace, as the verse states, ‘Truth and [judgments of] peace judge in your gates’” (Zechariah 8:16). This mishna is similar to an earlier mishna in this chapter. Mishna 2 stated as […]

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Jew vs. Gentile in the Eyes of the Torah, Part II

August 20, 2011

Chapter 1, Mishna 18(b) By Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld “Rabbi Shimon ben (son of) Gamliel said: On three things does the world endure: justice, truth and peace, as the verse states, ‘Truth and judgments of peace judge in your gates’ (Zechariah 8:16).” Last week we discussed the difference between this mishna and Chapter 1 Mishna 2. […]

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Martin Luther – A Dangerous and Misinformed Protestant Reformer

August 12, 2011

Martin Luther’s dirty little book: On the Jews and their lies A precursor to Nazism by Jim Walker       Introduction I wish to make clear that the purpose of these selections from Martin Luther aims at providing a historical and scholarly source for study of anti-Semitism, religious thought, and how it has influenced […]

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Life and Death are in the Hands of the Tongue …

August 11, 2011

Life and death are in the hands of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Sometimes we do not take this biblical phrase literally, because talking about other people may have become a pastime. We can feel good about ourselves by noting other people’s faults. Gossip can help us prove that we are the better one. And sometimes, […]

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Discrepancies in the Gospel of Matthew …

August 11, 2011

Virgin birth questioned in the light of the Torah If we presume a birth without a man’s assistance, we still have the problem that Jesus was not born in accordance with the Law. His birth, according to the New Testament, violates the laws of the Torah, which specify what constitutes adultery. Mary, according to the […]

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There is No New Covenant in Operation Yet!

August 2, 2011

I. The concept of a “New Covenant” replacing the various Covenants between G-d and the Jewish people is illegitimate. A. The Torah as a Contract The Torah (the Five books of Moses, i.e. Genesis through Deuteronomy), which constitutes the basis of Jewish Law and the prophecy of Moshe Rabeinu (Moses our teacher), tells us in […]

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Prayer- It’s More Than Just Words …

August 2, 2011

Prayer: It’s More Than Just Words by Caryn Meltz We turn to G-d with prayer in good times and in bad. It’s prayer that gives us hope when we feel all else is lost. It’s prayer that can put a smile back on our face. Prayer too, is as simple as looking up to the […]

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G-d Is One …

August 2, 2011

I. Judaism believes in One G-d. A. G-d is One. As every Jewish child learns, “Shema Yisroel, HaShem Elokeynu, HaShem Echad” (“Hear or Israel, the Lord is G-d, the Lord is One”). Deut. 6:4. This is a very simple and fundamental concept. G-d is One. B. The Trinity. Christians give lip service to the Shema, […]

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Why Jews Cannot Believe in Jesus – III Trial and Error

August 2, 2011

III. Trial and Error  The story most central to the Christian Bible is the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. As noted above, the prophets anticipated only a general resurrection of the righteous, not one limited to the messiah, so I won’t address that further here. But the N.T.’s account of the trial and crucifixion […]

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Why I Gave Up Jesus …

August 2, 2011

by Claude A. Biggs They are slaves who dare not choose Hatred, scoffing and abuse Rather than in silence shrink From the truth they needs must think; They are slaves who dare not be In the right with two or three. James Russell Lowell The following sets forth some of the reasons which prompted the […]

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Why I Quit Christianity …

August 2, 2011

LISTEN TO REASONS! Why I quit Christianity by Marc Di Leone Marc Di Leone I was born a Roman Catholic, but when I was nine years old my parents left the “Church” and became members of the “Assemblies of God” denomination. What they didn’t realize was that they had only changed the outer, superficial aspects […]

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Who is Wise?

August 2, 2011

L’zecher nishamos Rav Yochanon Motel ben Rav Ephraim and Moras Esther Leah bas Rav Yehudah Yoseph B”H The Salant Center    Mussar – A Healing Spirit for the Heart and Soul   PIRKEI AVOS\THE ETHICS OF OUR FATHERS\4:1  “Ben Zoma said, ‘Who is wise? The person who learns from everyone, as conveyed in the verse: […]

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Sins of the Leaders

August 2, 2011

by Rabbi Israel Chait On the holiday of Shavuot, known as the feast of weeks, based on Exodus 34:22, we read the book of Ruth. The book opens with the story of Elimelech who left the land of Israel due to a famine and subsequently met his demise. The Rabbis tell us that Elimelech was […]

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A Few Instances (of the many) Where the New Testament is Wrong …

August 1, 2011

A few instances of WHERE THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS WRONG!! “…Broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13). a) In 2Corithians 3:13-14: “And not like Moses who put a veil on his face so the children of Israel should not look steadfastly to the end of that which was to be abolished (the Law […]

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