"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

HaShem

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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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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Why Man is Greater than the Angels?

November 14, 2012

  By Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski       In Judaism, ‘bad’ urges and ideas are not flaws that must be banished   “For this commandment that I command you today — it is not hidden and it is not distant. It is not in heaven . . . Rather it is very near to […]

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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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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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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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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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The Torah and the Way of Faith for Non-Jews

July 10, 2011

Our generation is the first since the dispersion of the Jewish people, in which the Jew has the possibility (and therefore the obligation) to reach the non-Jew. The goal is to create a worldwide movement among the Righteous Gentiles, the renunciation of false religions and the acceptance of the seven precepts of Noah. These precepts […]

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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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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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Measure for Measure …

June 28, 2011

Middah K’neged Middah Measure for measure * reaping what you sow * what comes around goes around * poetic justice * reciprocity: Measure for Measure in the Tanach The word “HaShem” is used on this page as a way to say God’s Eternal Name. “HaShem” means, “Ha = The” “Shem = Name”. In most English […]

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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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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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The Devil Did Not Make You Do It!

June 7, 2011

by Tim Phillips There are many studies on the origins of the Devil who figures so prominently in Islam, Christianity, Eastern Religions, and most indigenous religions. This is not a redundant study on how Western Civilization became under the shadow of a malevolent being. I am often challenged by novitiates to Evyonut (Ebionitism) about 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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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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A Righteous Gentile – Rahab

May 7, 2011

  By Rachav   I have had different people ask me, who was Rachav? (she is also known as Rahab.) And some want to know why I chose to be known by this Jewish name. This lady played a key role in ensuring the safety of the spies sent by Joshua to spy out the […]

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