"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

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

August 20, 2011

Chapter 1, Mishna 18(b) 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).” Last week we discussed the difference between this mishna and Chapter 1 Mishna 2. […]

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Life and Death are in the Hands of the Tongue …

August 11, 2011

Life and death are in the hands of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Sometimes we do not take this biblical phrase literally, because talking about other people may have become a pastime. We can feel good about ourselves by noting other people’s faults. Gossip can help us prove that we are the better one. And sometimes, […]

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Prayer- It’s More Than Just Words …

August 2, 2011

Prayer: It’s More Than Just Words by Caryn Meltz We turn to G-d with prayer in good times and in bad. It’s prayer that gives us hope when we feel all else is lost. It’s prayer that can put a smile back on our face. Prayer too, is as simple as looking up to the […]

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Why I Quit Christianity …

August 2, 2011

LISTEN TO REASONS! Why I quit Christianity by Marc Di Leone Marc Di Leone I was born a Roman Catholic, but when I was nine years old my parents left the “Church” and became members of the “Assemblies of God” denomination. What they didn’t realize was that they had only changed the outer, superficial aspects […]

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The Inner Adversary

July 16, 2011

Embedded within each of us is a spiritual challenge system. by Dr. Alan Morinis Even if you know what is good, right and desirable, it isn’t so simple just to act that way. No sooner does an inclination to do something good come into your mind or heart than up pops an objection. It might be […]

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Q & A – A Very Good Comparison of the Good and Evil Inclination ….

July 16, 2011

By Frances Q. What is the good and evil inclination? A. The evil inclination is that which tempts us, the good inclination is what we use to fight the ‘evil inclination’ I am pretty sure that I mentioned to you some time back about Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke Skywalker […]

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Does Judaism Believe in Satan? Part Two

July 13, 2011

By Being Jewish The Christians don’t understand how an angel of G-d can try to seduce people to disobey G-d, so they came to the unsupported conclusion that Satan must have rebelled against G-d. This is completely contrary to everything Judaism believes. We reject that interpretation entirely. What, then, does Judaism teach about Satan? Did […]

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Why Did G-d Create the World? Part One

July 13, 2011

By Being Jewish Judaism teaches that Hashem wished to do good, so He created beings that could appreciate it. It means that Hashem created humanity to enjoy a relationship with Hashem, that we experience the ultimate pleasure of the Presence of Hashem. Ultimately, humanity wants pleasure. We understand the concept of pleasure, because Hashem has […]

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Is the World in a Conflict Between Good and Evil? Part Three

July 13, 2011

In Judaism we do not see it as there being a conflict between good and evil. Some ancient religions believed that there are two forces in the universe, one good and one evil, and that they are constantly warring with each other. This was common to Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and later to Manichaeism. Christianity, however, […]

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If I Am Not For Myself Then Who Will Be For Me?

July 12, 2011

  L’zecher nishamos Rav Yochanon Motel ben Rav Ephraim and Moras Esther Leah bas Rav Yehudah Yoseph B”H The Salant Center    Mussar – A Healing Spirit for the Heart and Soul   PIRKEI AVOS/THE ETHICS OF OUR FATHERS “If I am not for myself then who will be for me; and if I am […]

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If you are a Christian – Please Seriously Consider these Facts

July 8, 2011

by Anti-Christianity – Making it a mission possible Q1) Do you KNOW who ‘canonized’ the “New Testament” books? Q2) How do you KNOW they are authentic? Q3) Were they forged? There were some writings of antiquity that were claimed as forgeries or of completely unknown origin but were later admitted to the canon. How do you […]

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Why Did HaShem Create Bacteria?

July 8, 2011

QUESTION: Why did Hashem create bacteria which cause disease to man? Which means, why did Hashem create disease? ANSWER: Rashi explains in one place, disease comes for a very important purpose. There’s a bigger sickness that disease can overcome; that sickness is arrogance. Hagaavo Rosh Kol Chatos, the worst of all disease is arrogance, when […]

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Noahide Funeral Service of my father, Major Harold ‘Jerry’ Chambers

July 5, 2011

Funeral Service of Major Harold ‘Jerry’ Chambers. Shalom, this is a funeral conducted for Jerry in his faith as a Noahide. We find that Isaac and Ishmael buried their father, Abraham. Esau and Jacob, in turn, buried their father Isaac. The Midrash tells us that it was in the merit of Japheth having joined Shem […]

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What is the Root of Immortality and the Soul?

June 29, 2011

by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan  Look at your hand. What do you see? A part of your body, an appendage made of bone and sinew covered with flesh and skin. It is filled with nerves, blood vessels and lymph ducts which run through it and connect it to your body, making it part of you. You can […]

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