"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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Mashiach: The Messiah

July 4, 2011

The Messianic Idea in Torah I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the mashiach, and though he may tarry, still I await him every day. –a popular paraphrase of Principle 12 of Maimonides‘ 13 Principles of Faith Belief in the eventual coming of the mashiach is a basic and fundamental part of traditional Judaism.  It […]

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Torah and the Tree of Life

July 2, 2011

By Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld “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 says: ‘Healing will it be for […]

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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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Q & A: When a Pastor Demands Charity

June 23, 2011

Question: Dear Rabbi, I was watching a television evangelist one Sunday, and something he said really struck me.  According to him, unless people pay tithes they will suffer.  Actually his words were that they would “get their butts kicked by life.”  I was horrified, Rabbi.  Would you tell me what Judaism teaches about tithing and […]

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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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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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Q & A: What is the Difference Between Jews and Christians?

June 15, 2011

Jews are a people who descend from Jacob (or non-descendants-of-Jacob who have joined the Jewish people through conversion to Judaism). The foundational teaching of the Jews is their Torah (literally “Instruction”). The Torah mainly documents the formation saga of the Jewish people, but it also contains the precepts of the covenant between them and the […]

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Amalek: Existence and Non-Existence

June 15, 2011

Parshas Tetzaveh The Mitzvah: There is a commandment to remember Amalek’s audacious attack on the Jewish nation at Refeidim shortly after their exodus from Egypt. This incident has to be perpetuated as all trace of the Amalekite nation and their evil must be obliterated (See Exodus 17:8-15 & Deuteronomy 25:17-19). The Jewish people’s deadliest foe […]

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Q & A – What does a former Christian (Minster) Do, Convert?

June 11, 2011

Question: Shalom my friend, I am an ordained minister who has been studying the Hebrew roots of Christianity for around 10 years. Over time I have been forced to “unlearn” much of what I inherited and learned at higher levels of education. The bottom line is that much of Christianity is a false faith which […]

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Who is Edom?

May 25, 2011

By Rabbi Levi bar Ido /B’nai Avraham “And the Romans Will Come…” – Daniel 10:30 (LXX) I have presented here many sources that identify Edom as Rome/Christianity. The student may carefully read the sources and quotes cited and discern for himself where the Edomites can be found today. EDOM AS ROME -Encyclopedia Judaica-The identification of […]

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Knowing God – without Jesus: The 7 Laws of Noah

May 19, 2011

What the Noahide Code is Not The Noahide Code is not a religion. You do not have to keep a Sabbath, or pray certain prayers at certain time of the day. You are not required to keep any festivals or holidays. There is no special commandment to dress in a particular way, as long as it is […]

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Haiti: Earthquakes and Tsunami’s …

May 18, 2011

by Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski The recent tragedy in Haiti has elicited a number of comments. People question why G-d permits such catastrophes to happen. Others ask, why go to places of worship to pray for the victims to the G-d who smote them? Some people see such tragedies as expressions of G-d’s wrath, […]

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Who was Jesus?

May 18, 2011

The Bible gave a warning about a dangerous, false prophet who would arise to test our faith in G-d. In Deuteronomy 13, G-d describes this false prophet as a member of the Jewish people (v. 2, 7) who would tell true prophecies and would have the power of miracles. G-d Himself would give this false prophet […]

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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 Noahide Instructions

May 13, 2011

What are the Noahide Laws and where does it say that the 7 Noahide Laws are for all nations? The definitive answer to the question is that when G-d told Moses to record the Noahide Laws and the story of Noah in the first book of the Torah, He commanded that these laws should be […]

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The Laws of the Noahides

May 13, 2011

Adam Penrod As the Noachide movement grows and gains general recognition within the Jewish community as being a positive force, new challenges will present themselves to both the Jews and Noachides in the movement. For the Jewish people the great challenge will be what to make of this movement and how to help it grow […]

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Foundation of the The Noahide Laws

May 13, 2011

Rabbi Dr. Shimon D. Cowen   THE SOUL AND THE RESONANCE OF THE DIVINE   1. IN THE IMAGE OF G-D Jewish thought addresses not only the Jewish people but also general humanity. Whilst there are differences in the spiritual personality of Jew and non-Jew and the Torah provides different directives for each, there is […]

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The Magnificent Seven – Noahide Laws

May 13, 2011

Alan W. Cecil The Seven Laws of Noah are, at their basic level, the most uncomplicated and straightforward religious concept known. No idolatry, no blasphemy, no murder, no stealing, no illicit sex (hold marriage between a man and a woman sacrosanct), do not eat the limb of the living (be kind to animals), and create […]

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Noahide The First Covenant – Torah of Eden

May 13, 2011

Alan W. Cecil There is a question in the world about the value of being a Gentile. Does Gd care about the non-Jewish world? Many people have felt that their status makes them worth only of “the crumbs from the table.” This misunderstanding has caused many to try to find an identity, a label, to […]

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