"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

Tanach

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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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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“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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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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Spiritual Growth …

June 28, 2011

  by Rikka Levy One of the things that made the most impact on me, when I was reading Women’s Wisdom, Rav Arush’s book on marital peace, was his description of how the People of Yisrael had to ‘go through the desert’ before they got the Torah. One of the five books is called ‘Bamidbar’, or […]

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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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Overview of the Entire Torah

June 17, 2011

A big picture look at the books of the Bible and the Oral Law. by Rabbi Mordechai Becher Excerpted from Gateway to Judaism: The What, How and Why of Jewish Life. The word “Torah,” in its narrow sense, refers to the Five Books of Moses. In a broader sense, however, Torah includes the entire Written Law (Tanach), […]

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The Torah Is Not The New Testament

June 16, 2011

This essay study is dedicated in the loving memory of Mr. Paul Sakash, may he rest in peace. The Torah is the first five books of Tenach: Genesis , Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. That is the Torah. Orthodox rabbium also include the Oral Torah but not everyone is in agreement with this inclusion. The […]

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