"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

New Covenant

Will The Real “New Covenant” Please Stand Up!

June 18, 2011

I.            INTRODUCTION The passage Jeremiah 31:30-36[31-37][1] is an important so-called proof-text in the portfolio of Christian apologists and missionaries.  One of the unique attributes of this passage in the Hebrew Bible is the occurrence of the phrase  (brit hadashah), a new covenant, the only such instance in the entire Hebrew Bible.  Consequently, Christian apologists and missionaries point at this passage as […]

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The New Covenant …

May 31, 2011

  “He sent redemption to his people; He has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is His Name.” Psalms 111:19 (NRS) Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: [32] Not according to the covenant […]

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Q & A – Has God Divorced Israel? What is the Meaning of the ‘New Covenant’ Promised in Jeremiah?

May 27, 2011

Question: Rabbi, How do you explain the divorce in Jeremiah?  How do you explain that the Jewish people are divorced from God by His own word?  How do we as Jews get back to God under the Law which prohibits us from coming back?  I am not saying that we are no longer God’s Chosen […]

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