"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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Q & A:The Haftorah and Isaiah 53: Are the Jews Hiding Something?

June 21, 2011

Question:  Dear Rabbi, Missionaries claim that we are so “scared” of Isaiah 53 that we have omitted it from the Haftorah reading when it comes up.  I know this can’t be true, but what should be my response when this is brought up?  Thank you. Answer: This claim that the Jews have deliberately removed Isaiah 53 […]

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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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Eliezer – a Noahide

May 9, 2011

  By Rachav One of the Noahides found in the Scriptures is Eliezer, Abraham’s servant.   Abraham, was still childless and he was concerned that he had no heir.  God made a covenant with Abraham and promised him that he would indeed have heirs of his own loins. However, this did not cause any rift with  […]

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