"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

December 2011

The Power of Teshuvah

December 24, 2011

by Rabbi Avraham Sutton In the first psalm, King David wrote: אשרי האיש אשר לא הלך כעצת רשעים ובדך חטאים לא עמד ובמושב לצים לא ישב A simple translation of this famous verse would yield: Happy is the man who has not followed after the advice of wicked men, who has not stood on the […]

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DOES ISAIAH WARN AGAINST CHRISTIANITY?

December 24, 2011

Missionaries enjoy comparing the Tannach with verses in their bible, the so called New Testament, which they think support their viewpoints.  Unfortunately for their point of view, one can also compare verses to come up with the opposite conclusion.   Here are several passages from the prophet Isaiah, and corresponding passages in the so called New […]

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The Festival of Chanukah

December 23, 2011

The festival of Chanukah commemorates the extraordinary victory of the Maccabees, a relatively small and dedicated force of fighters, against one of the great imperial powers of classical antiquity, the Seleucid Greek empire. This story takes us back over 2100 years ago, to the year 164 BCE, two centuries before the destruction of the Second […]

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Esau-Edom: Profile of a People

December 21, 2011

Parashat Vayishlah   Dr. Tzvi Weinberg Kfar Ha-Roeh This week’s reading completes the story of Esau (figuratively Edom), providing a suitable opportunity to take a fresh look at this figure. The concluding verses of parashat Vayishlah relay information about an important part of the familial, tribal and national history of Esau/Edom. Although the life of […]

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What Judaism Thinks of Missionaries

December 20, 2011

  by Being Jewish Whenever possible, whenever we were allowed to, we Jews have lived side by side with Christians, Muslims, and pagans, without causing them any trouble. We have no desire to proselytize to them; we have no desire to turn them into Jews. In fact, we have no Commandment in our religion to […]

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What “Real Christians” Believe about Jews

December 20, 2011

by  Mark W. Sanders Try this: Ask any fundamentalist Christian why his/her spiritual forebears launched the Inquisition, the Crusades, or the Holocaust. 10 out of 10 will retort, “Those weren’t real Christians. Real Christians love the Jews and wouldn’t do that.” So, what then, do “real Christians” believe about Jews? As a former fundamentalist minister, […]

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Cognitive Dissonance – Intelligent Design

December 17, 2011

by Rabbi David Schallheim Intelligent Design “And you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe will blind the eyes of the wise and make just words crooked” (Devarim 16:19). Thirty-two years ago, the professor of my undergraduate biology course prefaced his remarks about biological adaptations by saying: “We don’t ask the teleological why.” The […]

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Transforming Galut (Exile) into Geulah (Redemption)

December 17, 2011

Posted on July 20, 2011 by Avraham Sutton Posted in Written Torah   We are living in a very special time, an EndTime. Many prophecies have already come true, and the fulfillment of many more may just be around the corner. We have returned to our land after two thousand years: Thus says Hashem: Now I will restore […]

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The Noahide Covenant …

December 5, 2011

The new web site for the Book can be found at www.drazin.com. CHAPTER 16 THE NOAHIDE COVENANT The human race consists of two distinct religious groups, each of which is to serve G–d in accordance with His expressed will. The first group, the Jews, are to study and observe the Torah, their Code of Law, and […]

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God’s Existence has Direct Bearing …

December 5, 2011

If there is an absolute standard of morality, then there must be a God. Disagree? Consider the alternative. by Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith God’s existence has direct bearing on how we view morality. As Dostoyevsky so famously put it, “Without God, everything is permitted.” At first glance, this statement may not make sense. Everything is permitted? Can’t there […]

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