"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 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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The Chimney Sweeps …

October 26, 2012

Over Sukkos, as we took the arba minim in hand, I was reminded of of a teaching of the Ba’al Shem Tov, which in turn reminded me of an old joke they tell. To which I added a little something of my own at the end. A man knocks on the door of his friend […]

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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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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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No Politics when Learning Torah – Ibn Ezra on ‘Magic’

April 9, 2012

Moshe Ben-Chaim Some Jews have the idea that the Torah prohibited magic because it is true. They believe 100% that magic and fortune telling works. The Ibn Ezra (Leviticus, 19:31) says the following, “Those with empty brains say ‘were it not that fortune tellers and magicians were true, the Torah would not prohibit them.’ But […]

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Rabbis Versus Friends …

January 19, 2012

Pirkei Avos by Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld Chapter 1, Mishna 6(a) “Yehoshua ben (son of) Perachia and Nittai of Arbel received the transmission from them [the rabbis of Mishna 4]. Yehoshua ben Perachia said: Make for yourself a rabbi, acquire for yourself a friend, and judge every person favorably.” This mishna brings us to the next […]

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Judaism in a Nutshell – GOD

January 8, 2012

This booklet is quite outstanding and simple reading, as always with Judaism it makes absolute sense. Highly recommended.  Shimon Apisdorf is an award-winning author whose books have been read by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. He has gained a world-wide reputation for his ability to extract the essence of classical Jewish wisdom and […]

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Leviticus 17:11

November 15, 2011

By Rabbi Michael Skobac One of the cornerstones of Christian theology is that the only way to achieve atonement for sins is through the offering of a sacrifice whose blood is shed in our place. The Greek Testament makes this very clear in Hebrews 9:22 “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” Is this […]

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Broken and Whole …

October 20, 2011

And there arose not since a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom G-d knew face to face; [who performed] all the signs and wonders which G-d sent [Moses] to do in the land of Egypt… [who equaled] that mighty hand, those great awesome things, which Moses did before the eyes of all Israel (closing verses of the Five Books of […]

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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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Torah and the The Tree of Life

September 10, 2011

Torah and the Tree of Life Chapter 6, Mishna 7(b) “Great is Torah, for it gives life to its doers in this world and in the next world, as it is written: ‘For they [the teachings of the Torah] give life to those who find them and healing to all flesh’ (Proverbs 4:22). It also […]

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Q & A Noahide vs. Torah Law

August 21, 2011

by Moshe Ben-Chaim   Doug: During a session today of my class on Fundamentals of Torah for Non- Jews, one of the participants asked about the verse in Genesis to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, etc. This person wondered about that as a commandment. My understanding from Rabbi Chait is that […]

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G-d Is One …

August 2, 2011

I. Judaism believes in One G-d. A. G-d is One. As every Jewish child learns, “Shema Yisroel, HaShem Elokeynu, HaShem Echad” (“Hear or Israel, the Lord is G-d, the Lord is One”). Deut. 6:4. This is a very simple and fundamental concept. G-d is One. B. The Trinity. Christians give lip service to the Shema, […]

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Sins of the Leaders

August 2, 2011

by Rabbi Israel Chait On the holiday of Shavuot, known as the feast of weeks, based on Exodus 34:22, we read the book of Ruth. The book opens with the story of Elimelech who left the land of Israel due to a famine and subsequently met his demise. The Rabbis tell us that Elimelech was […]

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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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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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