"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

Garden of Eden

Cain and Abel – The World’s First Murder

January 8, 2012

Why does God reject Cain’s gift? Doesn’t He know that favoritism can lead to sibling rivalry?  Read Article by Rabbi David Fohrman MORE ARTICLES   The Enigmatic Genius of Cain The World’s First Murder, Part 2 by Rabbi David FohrmanThe story of Cain and Abel is not a simple scenario of sibling rivalry.   Echoes of Eden […]

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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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Serpents of Desire: The Dark Side of Paradise – Part Three

June 12, 2011

The Mystery of the walking, talking snake. The Bible is laden with conflicts between characters who exemplify good and evil. And while our sympathies may lie with the character who aligns himself with the “good,” he or she is not always the center of the story. Consider, as an example, the narrative of Cain and […]

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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 – Original Sin?

June 8, 2011

Here is the Jewish view of Original Sin. by Rabbi Tovia Singer The term “original sin” is unknown to the Jewish scriptures, and the church’s teachings on this doctrine are antithetical to the core principles of the Torah and its prophets. According to church teachings, the mortal sin committed by our first parents in the […]

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Does Judaism Believe in Satan?

June 1, 2011

(This article should be read after my article Why Did G-d Create the World?) 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 […]

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The Magnificent Seven – Noahide Laws

May 13, 2011

Alan W. Cecil The Seven Laws of Noah are, at their basic level, the most uncomplicated and straightforward religious concept known. No idolatry, no blasphemy, no murder, no stealing, no illicit sex (hold marriage between a man and a woman sacrosanct), do not eat the limb of the living (be kind to animals), and create […]

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Noahide The First Covenant – Torah of Eden

May 13, 2011

Alan W. Cecil There is a question in the world about the value of being a Gentile. Does Gd care about the non-Jewish world? Many people have felt that their status makes them worth only of “the crumbs from the table.” This misunderstanding has caused many to try to find an identity, a label, to […]

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A Jewish Message for Mankind

May 8, 2011

Taken from Rachav’s pages with permission Many non-Jews, especially those who come to Israel and Jerusalem, are interested in what, if anything, Judaism has to say to them, and how Jews regard them. Jewish tradition has a clear response. Truly traditional Jews accept the Torah, the Pentatuch, as God’s revealed Word; it is amplified and […]

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