"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

Adam and Eve

The First Ten Questions …

March 17, 2012

Questions come from doubt. Doubt comes from sin. Sin comes from illusion. The Torah was given to save us from false illusions. By Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh Illusion is in the mind. The primordial sin, a physical act, was perpetrated from hand to mouth (taking and eating the forbidden fruit). Doubt is in the heart. From […]

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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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Q & A: What is the Difference Between Jews and Christians?

June 15, 2011

Jews are a people who descend from Jacob (or non-descendants-of-Jacob who have joined the Jewish people through conversion to Judaism). The foundational teaching of the Jews is their Torah (literally “Instruction”). The Torah mainly documents the formation saga of the Jewish people, but it also contains the precepts of the covenant between them and the […]

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Serpents of Desire: A Tale of Two Trees – Part Two

June 12, 2011

Mankind’s undetermined nature, perched precariously between mortality and immortality. by Rabbi David Fohrman Until now, we’ve concentrated on the mysterious “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.” But there was more than one special tree in the garden. For God also created a second, mysterious tree in Paradise — the Tree of Life:   God made […]

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Serpents of Desire: Adam and Eve and the Elephant in the Room – Part One

June 12, 2011

Why would God want to withhold a knowledge of good and evil from us? by Rabbi David Fohrman Okay, you’ve taken some time to re-read the story of Adam, Eve and the Snake. Hopefully, you’ve read it with fresh eyes, and asked yourself that very basic of questions: “What is strange about this picture?” Before getting to […]

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Serpents of Desire: Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden.

June 12, 2011

An Introduction Beyond the Lullaby Effect: Reading the Bible with open eyes. by Rabbi David Fohrman Paradoxically enough, a big problem we have in studying the Bible is that the stories are so familiar to us. No matter where you grew up, no matter what level of education you’ve had, you’ve come across the story of […]

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Q & A – Does Judaism Believe in Original Sin? What Does the Bible Really Say?

May 27, 2011

Dear Rabbi Singer,  Does the Jewish faith have a teaching comparable to that of “original sin” in the Christian tradition?  By this I mean the teaching that all human beings are born with an innate tendency to disobey God.  In my particular Christian tradition, water baptism is required for the removal of this sin.  Would […]

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The Truth for all Righteous Gentiles – God’s Plan

May 14, 2011

Said Rabbi Akiva: “It is with love that G-d made human beings in His image, but it was with a special love that ’He let them know that He made them in His image” – Pirkei Avot 3:18 G-d’s revelation of His Holy Torah to the Jewish nation at Sinai is a historical fact which has had […]

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