"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

April 2012

Christian Missionaries insist that Jesus IS the Jewish G-d …

April 10, 2012

by Sophiee Missionaries insist that Jesus IS the Jewish G-d (G-d forbid) and thus it is no “sin” to worship Jesus or even pray through or to Jesus is as if you were praying to HaShem. Ridiculous but there it is. They claim Jesus “is” G-d. What does the Jewish bible say? The Jewish bible […]

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Torah Sample (Recommended to buy)

April 10, 2012
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The Pharisees and their Wisdom …

April 10, 2012

by Gretchen S. I have all too often seen the Pharisees insulted and degraded, and have, therefore, written this post in their defense. Modern Jews are decended from the Pharisee sect, so I think it is important to teach you a bit about who the Pharisees were.   Background The Pharisees were Rabbis and their […]

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No Politics when Learning Torah – Ibn Ezra on ‘Magic’

April 9, 2012

Moshe Ben-Chaim Some Jews have the idea that the Torah prohibited magic because it is true. They believe 100% that magic and fortune telling works. The Ibn Ezra (Leviticus, 19:31) says the following, “Those with empty brains say ‘were it not that fortune tellers and magicians were true, the Torah would not prohibit them.’ But […]

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The Seven Most Powerful Teachings in Judaism …

April 8, 2012

Rabbi Chaim Miller Editor-in-Chief, Kol Menachem Publications Aug. 9 this year marks the saddest day on the Jewish calendar (Tisha b’Av) when the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. But however much the Jews have been battered throughout history, they always seemed to bounce back. Here are the seven most powerful ideas in Judaism that […]

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Were Christians Ever Tortured and Killed in the Colosseum?

April 8, 2012

M A R T Y R I V M Were Christians ever tortured and killed in the Colosseum? The answers seems to be no. The original sources on the amphitheatre are very few, and a connection between Christian martyrdom and the Colosseum still has to be found, though the Church for many years has credited […]

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Did Jesus eat leavened bread on Passover? Part One

April 6, 2012

By Sophiee Did Jesus eat leavened bread on Passover? Jews are forbidden from eating leavened bread on Passover.  Exodus 12:14 This day must be one that you will remember. You must keep it as a festival to G-d for all generations. It is a law for all time that you must celebrate it. 12:15 Eat […]

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Jesus in the Passover the last supper – Was it a Passover Seder? Part Two

April 6, 2012

By Sophiee Jesus in the Passover (part two) — the last supper. Was it a Passover Seder? If so why does the Christian bible say Jesus ate bread (not matzo) — a very big sin! Why do the various gospels get the “dates wrong”? And what the heck is “Preparation Day” (a term used in […]

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Why Was The Seh (Lamb or Goat) Chosen as the Passover Sacrifice?

April 6, 2012

by Sophiee Why was the seh (lamb or goat) chosen as the Passover sacrifice? The bible tells us — because it was an insult to the Egyptians. The Egyptians worshiped them as gods. Shemot / Exodus 8:21: “And Pharaoh called to Moshe and Aharon and said: Go and bring sacrifice to your G-d, in the […]

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The Korban Pesah: Prerequisite to Geulah

April 6, 2012

A Shiur in memory of Nehama Leibowitz, z”l by Moshe Sokolow Prologue: Nehama Leibowitz did not open new windows on the Torah; she simply polished the glass so we could all see inside much more clearly. She did not compose a new commentary, per se; she enabled us to derive considerably more use from the […]

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Why These Ten Plagues?

April 6, 2012

Moshe Ben-Chaim   The purpose of the Ten Plagues was not to destroy Egypt, but to offer the primary lesson to that idolatrous culture: “The God of creation and of Abraham is the only God…and Egyptian deities are imaginations.” God desires the good for all mankind. Although God knew that Pharaoh would remain obstinate, God […]

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Torah Adherence: An Option?

April 6, 2012

Moshe Ben-Chaim Do we have a choice to follow Torah? Of course, all individuals possess free will. What I ask here is something different: did God present to man the Torah lifestyle as an option, or as an inescapable obligation? Reviewing history, Adam and all Noahides were not given their commands by choice. Adam was […]

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Oestre/Easter …

April 5, 2012

Happy Easter: Celebration of the Spring Equinox by Jim Walker Oestre/Easter The name Easter derived from the Saxon Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). The ancient Saxons in Northern Europe worshiped the Goddess Oestre at the time of the Spring Equinox. The Goddess Easter represents the sunrise, spring-time and fertility, the renewal of life. Pagan Anglo-Saxons made offerings of […]

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Did a Historical Jesus Exist?

April 5, 2012

      by Jim Walker     Amazingly, the question of an actual historical Jesus rarely confronts the religious believer. The power of faith has so forcefully driven the minds of most believers, and even apologetic scholars, that the question of reliable evidence gets obscured by tradition, religious subterfuge, and outrageous claims. The following […]

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History to Consider re Christianity …

April 5, 2012

Compiled by Jim Walker First U.S. money never used the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” The original coinage minted by the United States never carried a religious motto. Interestingly, “MIND YOUR BUSINESS” (from Benjamin Franklin) appeared as the first motto (see below). The first American coinage appeared totally secular; as clean from a mention of […]

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Christian Cannibalism – Food for thought!

April 5, 2012

by Jim Walker (an ex-cannibal) CHRISTIAN CANNIBALS An argument of why Christians are cannibals (and possibly vampires) from Christianity’s own perspective. How many Christians realize that when they eat that wafer and drink the wine during communion service that they, in effect, practice cannibalism by the partaking in the eating of human flesh and blood? […]

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Q & A – Did the Passover Lamb Foreshadow the Crucifixion of Jesus?

April 4, 2012

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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There are Various Sacrifices on Yom Kippur…

April 4, 2012

By Sophiee There are various sacrifices on Yom Kippur (there were various sacrifices every single day of the year) — most were peace offerings. On Yom Kippur people brought sacrifices to atone for ritual impurity in the Temple — (this is not being physically clean which was certainly expected — but bathing in a mikvah […]

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Ask a Christian who Insists that the Paschal Lamb is an Atonement…

April 4, 2012

By Sophiee Ask a Christian who insists that the paschal lamb is an atonement or a symbol of a meek sacrifice to give you a quote from the Torah where the paschal lamb is ever mentioned as a guilt-offering intended to bring about forgiveness of sin. (Hint: there are none). Torah tells us clearly that the […]

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The Paschal Lamb is Not an Atonement …

April 4, 2012

By Sophiee The Paschal Lamb is not an atonement, it is an act of defiance! Exodus 8:22 (so much for Jesus as “the paschal lamb”). “’What we will sacrifice to HaShem our L-rd is sacred to the Egyptians. Could we sacrifice the sacred animal of the Egyptians before their very eyes and not have them […]

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