"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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The Butterfly and Life’s Divine Obstacle Course.

June 25, 2013

by Yaakov Sandler A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through the little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it […]

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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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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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A Rational Approach to the Torah’s Divine Origin.

May 16, 2011

by Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen The beginnings of all ancient and modern religions have a common thread: one or two people have a revelation and persuade others to follow. Thus, for example, Buddhist writings tell us that Prince Siddhartha Gautama launched Buddhism after his solitary ascendance through the eight stages of Transic insight; Islamic texts tell […]

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The Seven Laws of Noah

May 9, 2011

  by Rachav The Torah has basic laws for universal adherence, known as the “Seven Mitzvot of the Sons of Noah”. As enumerated in Tractate 56a of the Talmud Bavli and explained by the Rambam (Yad HaChazakah, Melachim 9), they are: 1. Do not worship idols. 2. Do not curse God’s name in any language. […]

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