"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

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Isaiah 53 – THE SUFFERING SERVANT …

August 7, 2014

Isaiah 53: The Suffering Servant Cutting through the distortions and mistranslations of this enigmatic text. by Marshall Roth The 53rd chapter of Isaiah is a beautiful, poetic song, one of the four “Servant Songs” in which the prophet describes the climactic period of world history when the Messiah will arrive and the Jewish people assume […]

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The Purpose of Creation …

January 14, 2013

Chumash Themes #2: The Purpose of Creation God created a world in need of perfecting. by Rabbi Noson Weisz Genesis – chapters 1-2 “In the beginning of God’s creation of the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) The phrase “In the beginning” does not address the question when; it is the Torah definition of being. All […]

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Judaism v Buddhism …

December 13, 2012

Many Jews turn to Buddhism to rise to spiritual heights. Judaism says, “Take the whole world up with you.” by Sara Yoheved Rigler For 17 years, I meditated, usually three times a day. My goal was to attain a state of elevated consciousness which the Hindus call samadhi — the experience of the total oneness underlying the apparent […]

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The ABC’s of Judaism …

November 20, 2012

Embedded deep in our consciousness is the knowledge of life’s precious secrets. The key to access them is the ABCs. by Rabbi Noah Weinberg All systems are built on fundamental principles. The building blocks of the English language are the ABCs. So if you want to master reading and writing, you have to first learn the […]

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The Lost Torah Scroll …

November 7, 2012

Bringing Torah home. by Rabbi Binyomin Pruzansky The little kids quickly formed a train, each with his hands on the shoulders of the boy in front of him. They lurched into motion, running madly around the periphery of the shul as throngs of people danced in concentric rings around the bima. Some carried Torah scrolls, adorned […]

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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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Rosh Hashanah e-book

September 14, 2012
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Passover’s Secret of Success…

September 7, 2012

How to jumpstart your personal exodus. Shimon E., a 16-year-old Israeli Shotokan karate champion, was in Philadelphia with eleven other Israeli boys for his first international competition. He had trained long and hard, but eying his opponents, especially the Japanese contingent, he felt daunted. The Japanese contenders seemed to have karate in their blood. What […]

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Bo(Exodus 10:1-13:16) – The First Born …

August 27, 2012

By Rabbi Ari Kahn Plague after plague befall the Egyptians, nonetheless Pharaoh remains steadfast in his refusal to release the Israelites. Finally the last plague, the death of the first born, beats Pharaoh into submission. This final plague was actually the first to be foretold to Moses: And the Lord said to Moses, “When you […]

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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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A House Divided …

July 22, 2012

God’s House will be rebuilt only when each Jew truly cares and loves his or her fellow Jew. by Rabbi Tzvi Nightingale Well I looked into a house I once lived in Around the time I first went on my own… Now the distance is done and the search has begun I’ve come to see where […]

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Messiah Ain’t JeZeus, That’s for Sure!

July 11, 2012

By: Tzvi Fishman   In response to yesterday’s blog about Mashiach, I received a few questions about Jezeus, the heralded Xtian messiah, so before continuing with our discussion about the true Jewish Mashiach, I will try to shatter this terrible Xtian myth that has plunged mankind into darkness for the last 2000 years. Hopefully, this […]

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Know There is a God …

June 15, 2012

Cultivate the greatest possible relationship with the greatest possible benefits. by Rabbi Noah Weinberg A “life goal” is one that brings you to a heightened state of being. For example, a businessman’s goal is to be rich. Trading stocks or investing in real estate is the means to help accomplish that goal. A similar formula applies […]

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Faith vs Law …

March 23, 2012

It’s the age-old dispute between Judaism and Christianity, what reigns supreme: Faith or Law? Judaism maintains that without the law, ethics and morality wither. by Rabbi Maurice Lamm The question of the relative values of law and faith was not and is not simply a matter of opinions. It is a life-and-death problem for both Judaism […]

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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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Reward and Punishment …

February 27, 2012

Striking a balance between this temporal world and the eternal afterlife.  by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan One of the foundations of Jewish faith is the belief that God ultimately rewards good and punishes evil. The Torah thus states, “All His ways are just; He is a faithful God, never unfair; righteous and moral is He” (Deut. 32:4). […]

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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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