"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

Rabbi Shraga Simmons

Introduction to the Bible …

November 6, 2012

Understanding the origins and purpose of the Five Books of Moses. by Rabbi Shraga Simmons The Five Books of Moses In Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses is called the Chumash – shorthand forChamisha Chumshei Torah, which literally means the “five-fifths of the Torah.” And while the term “Torah” can refer to the entire body of […]

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Why don’t Jews believe in Jesus?

August 4, 2012

with thanks to Rabbi Michael Skobac, Jews for Judaism For 2,000 years Jews have rejected the Christian idea of Jesus as messiah. Why? by Rabbi Shraga Simmons One of the most common questions we receive at Aish.com is: “Why don’t Jews believe in Jesus?” Let’s understand why ― not in order to disparage other religions, but rather […]

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For 2,000 years Jews have rejected the Christian idea of Jesus as messiah – Why?

February 27, 2012

by Rabbi Shraga Simmons One of the most common questions we receive at Aish.com is: “Why don’t Jews believe in Jesus?” Let’s understand why ― not in order to to disparage other religions, but rather to clarify the Jewish position. Jews do not accept Jesus as the messiah because: 1) Jesus did not fulfill the […]

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Haman: Heir to Amalek

February 11, 2012

Amalek, the nation that personified evil, insisted that God was absent in the world and everything happened by chance.   by Rabbi Shraga Simmons Remember what Amalek did to you as you were leaving Egypt. He happened upon you, and struck the weakest people trailing behind, when you were exhausted. And he did not fear God. […]

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The Amazing Journey of Jim Long, an Observant Noachide.

February 11, 2012

by Rabbi Shraga Simmons This is the first of a new Aish.com series, where we interview fascinating people with seven probing questions. The Torah, as explained in the Talmud, presents seven mitzvot for non-Jews to observe. These laws are the pillars of human civilization, and are named the “Seven Laws of Noah,” since all humans are descended […]

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