"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

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Read The Fine Print …

June 3, 2013

I have been pondering this for a few days now and have decided to write on this issue. Just the other day while standing in the checkout line in a local craft store I saw standing on the top of a shelf there by the register a Christian cross standing about a foot tall with […]

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The Shituf Excuse: Preserving Madness Because It’s Permissible!

April 26, 2013

So I’ve heard it all again from the mouth of a Jew, a rabbi no less. The message goes something along these lines. Christianity is ok for gentiles but not for Jews. Gentiles aren’t warned about shituf, it’s not prohibited as part of their commandments, so, as Christianity is classed as shituf, then it’s fine for gentiles […]

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Israel in The Beginning …

November 21, 2012

By Terry W. Hayes The world is in turmoil once again one nation rising up against another. As Israel seeks to defend itself many people and nations speak out not only Israel’s right and obligation to defend itself against terrorist and oppressors but against those who do not believe it has a right to exist […]

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A New Flood?

November 17, 2012

By: Rabbi Lazer Brody The editorial page of Breslev Israel’s English website Hashem promised that there wouldn’t be another flood like the one in Noah’s time that resulted from forty days and forty nights of rain. Hashem never said anything about melting ice… King David, the Lord’s anointed and one of our most important prophets, wrote in […]

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Avodah Zarah (Idolatry) …

November 12, 2012

Posted by wayoftheking Terry W. Hayes Avodah Zarah is the Hebrew term that is translated as, ‘idolatry’ in the English; it literal translation is. ‘Strange worship’ or ‘strange service’ Most people associate idol worship with ancient pagans bowing down before a wood or stone object. Today many in this modern world especially in Christian America would not consider […]

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Judaism in a Nutshell – GOD

November 1, 2012

  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 show how it can be relevant to issues facing the mind, heart and soul in today’s […]

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How Could God Have Allowed the Holocaust?

October 14, 2012

by Rabbi Alan Lurie Author, ‘Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected, Purpose, Peace and Fulfillment at Work’  All Rabbis hear variations on the following questions: “How can anyone believe in God after the Holocaust? How can a supposedly loving God stand back and let such a horrible thing happen? How can you reconcile the death of […]

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Man & Nature …

September 22, 2012

by Terry W. Hayes Man and Nature, making sense of current world events. This is a slightly updated version of the original article I wrote in Jan. 2011 The following was inspired from the news of late and from an introduction of a book by Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Feuer. Over the past few years the […]

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“Let Us Make Man…”

September 22, 2012

  I have edited and reproduced this article that I wrote several years ago and I am posting it just before Rosh Hashanah 5773 in honor of the celebration of the creation of man. The following blog was inspired by a teaching by Rabbi Freundlich of Atlanta Scholars Kollel. The following is taken from my […]

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The Thirst for Knowledge …

July 5, 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\4:1    “Ben Zoma said, ‘Who is wise? The person who learns from everyone, as conveyed in the […]

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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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The Divine Love Letter

June 28, 2011

  Translated by Rabbi Lazer Brody If Hashem wants us to get close to Him, why does He make us suffer? People who have it all – a loving spouse, health, children, ample income, and the like are usually very far from Hashem. The Torah itself testifies, “Yeshurun waxed fat and he kicked!” Those who have […]

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Accuracy of the Torah Text

June 17, 2011

The great success of Jewish tradition is the meticulous transmission of the Torah text. But actually how accurate is it? by Aish HaTorah’s Discovery Seminar How do we know that the Torah we have today is the same text given on Mount Sinai? The Torah was originally dictated from God to Moses, letter for letter. […]

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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: 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 – Murder

June 12, 2011

Question My cousin was murdered last month. He was working the late shift when someone came in and stabbed him. I know G’d gives us the free will to commit evil, but why does he let people murder other people? Answer My sympathies for the murder of your cousin. It is an unfathomable tragedy and […]

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Was There a Jesus?

June 12, 2011

Dear Reader, we have added this ebook, because it has some very interesting facts, we do not endorse all this writer says, however because of the historical facts – we thought it was a interesting read. It will make you think!! Evidence that Jesus was a Myth All of the evidence for Jesus the alleged […]

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Q & A – Who is Satan?

May 27, 2011

Question  When you were in Buffalo, NY in November of  ’96, during the extended question and answer time, you were asked your view on angels and specifically about Satan.  I was astounded at your answer and was more astounded that the other rabbis present did not step into the discussion. In your explanation of Satan […]

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Who is God’s Suffering Servant? The Rabbinic Interpretation of Isaiah 53…

May 23, 2011

by Rabbi Tovia Singer Despite strong objections from conservative Christian apologists, the prevailing rabbinic interpretation of Isaiah 53 ascribes the “servant” to the nation of Israel who silently endured unimaginable suffering at the hands of its gentile oppressors. The speakers, in this most-debated chapter, are the stunned kings of nations who will bear witness to […]

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Noah meet Jacob …

May 19, 2011

1) Someone who believes in a god or Ultimate Reality other than HaShem, the God of Israel, or in no god, or who just doesn’t know what to believe, can be a very fine person, according to the Torah. The righteous people of all nations and religions “have a place in the world-to-come” [everlasting life]. […]

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