"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

Jewish Jems

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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Age of the Universe ….

January 11, 2013

Ancient commentators propose that the world may be simultaneously young and old. by Dr. Gerald Schroeder One of the most obvious perceived contradictions between Torah and science is the age of the universe. Is it billions of years old, like scientific data, or is it thousands of years, like Biblical data? When we add up the […]

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The Gate of Trust – Shaar Habitachon …

November 20, 2012

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Kosher Pork? …

November 8, 2012

THE KOSHER PORK or CAN PORK REALLY BE KOSHER??!! (Also Known As “Stephen Jerome’s Personal Passover Story”) Passover is about to arrive. I am reminded of something which happened several years ago. Passover was a week away. I had just read that during Passover, Jewish dog owners could only keep dog foods which were free […]

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What is a Torah scroll?

July 15, 2012

Torah Scroll The Torah contains the Five Books of Moses, whose English and Hebrew names are: Genesis Beraishit Exodus Shemot Leviticus Vayikra Numbers B’midbar Deuteronomy Devarim The Torah is divided into parshiot (Torah portions) which are generally three to five chapters in length. The parshiot are read, in order, each Shabbat throughout the year, in a yearly […]

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Are There Good Reasons Why Jews Do Not Believe In JC?

May 22, 2012

Can we try to understand why Jews don’t believe in JC? Not so we can deprecate other religions, but rather to make clear the Jewish position. The more we know and understand, the better-informed choice we can make about the spiritual path we will follow. Let us explore some of the reasons Jews do not […]

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The Kindness of HaShem is Endless and Abundant…

May 2, 2012

L’zecher nishamos Rav Yochanon Motel ben Rav Ephraim and Moras Esther Leah bas Rav Yehudah Yoseph B”H The Salant Center  Discover Your Goodness The kindness of HaShem is endless and abundant; yet it is also somewhat hidden. The Torah reveals the way for us to attain clarity of HaShem’s kindness, mercy, and love. In fact, […]

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The Counter-Missionary Seminar (Audio)

May 1, 2012

The Counter-Missionary Seminar   Jews for Judaism presents its internationally acclaimed counter-misionary seminar. This unique 12 part series and accompanying study materials presents over 17 hours of thought-provoking material which builds pride in your Jewish heritage and empowers you with the ability to respond with confidence to anyone who challenges your Jewish faith. The Jews […]

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Does Israel’s CREATOR Require Blood to Atone for Sin?

April 25, 2012

By Timothy S. Williams “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”(Hebrews 9:22) The central theme of Christianity and the New Testament (NT) is the sacrificial offering of the blood of ‘Jesus Christ’ as atonement for the sins of the entire world. “The blood of ‘Jesus’ was shed in our stead and is the […]

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Israel a ‘Renewable’ Light to the Nations …

February 17, 2012

by Rabbi Naftali Weisz The holiday of Tu b’Shvat literally means the fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Sh’vat and this is of course when it is celebrated, which comes out this year on Wednesday, the eighth of February. It is ironic that this Jewish holiday, celebrating trees and nature, falls in the dead […]

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Anger : The Inner Teacher …

February 13, 2012

by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin Excerpted with permission from “ANGER: THE INNER TEACHER” Published by ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications Ltd., Brooklyn, NY. Anger is one of the most destructive traits. It can harm us and others spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.The Talmud says that anger, powerful and negative though it is, can also serve as our teacher. It shows us […]

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The Path to Greatness …

February 13, 2012

  by Sara Yoheved Rigler Excerpted with permission from “HOLY WOMAN” — the road to greatness of Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer. Published by Shaar Press, distributed by Mesorah Publications Ltd.     One morning in 1950, 26-year-old Chaya Sara, following her usual routine, rose early in the morning and milked the cows. She had no idea […]

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I Believe with Perfect Faith that GOD is ONE…

February 4, 2012

I believe with perfect faith that God is one. There is no unity that is in any way like His. He alone is our God. He was, He is, He will be.   Exodus 20:2-3 – The First of the Ten Commandments “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, and […]

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Walking and Talking with Hashem …

January 29, 2012

By: Yehudit Bell I have such a special gift to share with all of my readers and friends whom I love and care about so very much (yes, YOU!).   This is a priceless gift given to me from my spiritual guide, Rav Brody, passed to him from Holy Rav Arush, and to Rav Arush from Rebbe […]

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Serpents of Desire – Garden of Eden

January 8, 2012

Beyond the Lullaby Effect: Reading the Bible with open eyes. by Rabbi David Fohrman MORE ARTICLES   Adam, Eve and the Elephant in the Room – Serpents of Desire, Part 1 by Rabbi David FohrmanWhy would God want to withhold a knowledge of good and evil from us?   A Tale of Two Trees – Serpents of […]

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Judaism in a Nutshell – GOD

January 8, 2012

This booklet is quite outstanding and simple reading, as always with Judaism it makes absolute sense. Highly recommended.  Shimon Apisdorf is an award-winning author whose books have been read by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. He has gained a world-wide reputation for his ability to extract the essence of classical Jewish wisdom and […]

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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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Heavenly Hugs …

November 17, 2011

By: Natalie Kovan HaShem speaks to me through lettuce. Really. I am not kidding. Some people receive Divinely orchestrated messages through much more dramatic means. Not me. I am content to keep my eyes peeled (he he) for any sort of hidden meaning in the most mundane of places. Like the vegetable isle at the local […]

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Adam’s Sin and Punishment

November 9, 2011

Rabbi Israel Chait In order to appreciate the entire sequence of events concerning man’s creation, we must analyze the appropriate verses. In Genesis, chapter two, verse seven, it states, “Then the Lord G-d formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living […]

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