"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

The Soul

ORIGINAL SIN UNSUPPORTED …

January 15, 2013

by Shmuel Silberman A fundamental doctrine of Christianity is Original Sin.  This is the belief that all people inherit a condition of depravity from the sin of Adam and Eve.  Man is a slave to sin, cannot reach holiness by his actions, and must be “saved” from inherent damnation.  Writes Dr. Michael Brown (a leading […]

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Birds of Paradise …

November 27, 2012

A Tale of Two Birds of Paradise  By Tzvi Freeman Every morning in this splendiferous forest, the creatures gather before sunrise about the tree of the tzidikel bird. As the sun reaches the tops of the trees, its rays shine down through the canopy, and the tzidikel opens its wings in full glory. A panorama of colours glisten and sparkle […]

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Esav = Christianity …

October 26, 2012

As long as Yaakov was in “galut” Esav could care less about him but when Yaakov was returning with his family back to Eretz Yisrael, prepared to receive his birthright, Esav came to stop him. Esav uses two means of attack: excessive closeness to the Jewish people, bringing them spiritual death with the fatal “kiss” […]

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Torah: The Blueprint of the Universe …

October 25, 2012

  The Torah of Hashem is perfect, it restores the soul. The testimony of Hashem is trustworthy, it makes simple people become wise. The instructions of Hashem are proper, they make one’s heart happy; the commandment of Hashem is clear, it enlightens the eyes. The fear of Hashem is pure, and endures forever. The judgments […]

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Clear Crystal …

October 14, 2012

English translation after the Hebrew … הרב יוסי מזרחי Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi ברור כשמש כל אדם צריך להכיר את עצמו בצורה מדויקת ואובייקטיבית, בדיוק כמו שאין לו ספק שהשמש זורחת בבוקר. איך תוכל לדעת אם אתה צועד בדרך הנכונה? איך תוכל לדעת שאתה לא עושה שגיאה בדיוק עכשיו? על מנת לפתח את יכולת האבחנה המדויקת, […]

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Restoring the Soul – (YouTube)

October 14, 2012

An excellent video by Terry Hayes – Restoring the soul   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neAYB7E6VeA&feature=share&list=ULneAYB7E6VeA

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Challenge to Evangelical Christians, Messianic Jews and Hebrew-Christians …

October 7, 2012

The Challenge: Simply & honestly answer these questions: WITHOUT taking anything out of context, mistranslating, or imposing a pre-conceived notion. (All chapter and verse numbers are according to Christian bibles.) Why does the subject of 2 Sam. 7.14 “commit iniquity,” if, according to Hebrews 1.5, this is Jesus? Why does the speaker in Psalms 41.4 […]

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Christianity Unmasked …

August 26, 2012

by 1000 verses Preface A brief word of caution before you begin reading. I will be speaking ill of Christianity and its founder. I will not mince my words; stop here if you don’t want to go there. I will make another introductory statement. I recognize full well that Christians have done much good for […]

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Christianity Is Revisionist Theology

June 20, 2012

Christianity Is Revisionist Theology In the world of corporate advertising, the phrase “new and improved” is routinely used to create an impression of superior quality and substance. The “new” replaces the “old” and provides an improvement or enhancement to what previously existed. Successful marketing results in consumers being influenced enough to purchase a particular product. This is often based on an […]

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A History of Noahism…

March 2, 2012

A History of Noahism Israel’s chest of G-dly treasure overflows with spiritual wealth. In her possession are the secrets of the universe and the keys to deepest communion with the One who created All—the keys to unlocking the infinite joy and splendor of the soul with which each human being has been gifted. Perhaps the least […]

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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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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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Broken and Whole …

October 20, 2011

And there arose not since a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom G-d knew face to face; [who performed] all the signs and wonders which G-d sent [Moses] to do in the land of Egypt… [who equaled] that mighty hand, those great awesome things, which Moses did before the eyes of all Israel (closing verses of the Five Books of […]

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HaShem’s Divine Presence …

September 20, 2011

Parshas Netzavim/Vayeilech Yeshaya 61:10 This week’s haftorah marks the climax of a seven week series of reflection on Jewish redemption. In this final presentation, Hashem announces His personal return to the Jewish people. Now that every other dimension of redemption is in place, the time has finally arrived for Hashem to rest His Divine Presence […]

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Torah and the The Tree of Life

September 10, 2011

Torah and the Tree of Life Chapter 6, Mishna 7(b) “Great is Torah, for it gives life to its doers in this world and in the next world, as it is written: ‘For they [the teachings of the Torah] give life to those who find them and healing to all flesh’ (Proverbs 4:22). It also […]

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Sinless Jesus?

August 27, 2011

I.            BACKGROUND   Why would the concept of a sinless Jesus be of interest to a Jewish person?  In principle, it should not matter to a Jew, since Jesus is irrelevant to Judaism – he is in the realm of Christianity.  The notion of Jesus being without sin is tied to the claim that Jesus died as a sacrificial […]

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Jewish Answers to Missionaries …

August 21, 2011

  I like the following piece from the introduction by Rabbi Stuart Federow (http://whatjewsbelieve.org/) to his pamphlet on Isaiah 53.  It is short, funny, and to the point.. One day in heaven, Jesus decided to look for his father. He came upon an elderly gentleman in the Carpenter’s area of Heaven. Jesus entered into a […]

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Q & A Noahide vs. Torah Law

August 21, 2011

by Moshe Ben-Chaim   Doug: During a session today of my class on Fundamentals of Torah for Non- Jews, one of the participants asked about the verse in Genesis to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, etc. This person wondered about that as a commandment. My understanding from Rabbi Chait is that […]

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Jew vs. Gentile in the Eyes of the Torah, Part I

August 20, 2011

Chapter 1, Mishna 18(a) By Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld “Rabbi Shimon ben (son of) Gamliel said: On three things does the world endure: justice, truth and peace, as the verse states, ‘Truth and [judgments of] peace judge in your gates’” (Zechariah 8:16). This mishna is similar to an earlier mishna in this chapter. Mishna 2 stated as […]

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