"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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Adam’s Sin and Punishment

November 9, 2011

Rabbi Israel Chait In order to appreciate the entire sequence of events concerning man’s creation, we must analyze the appropriate verses. In Genesis, chapter two, verse seven, it states, “Then the Lord G-d formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living […]

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Serpents of Desire: Adam and Eve and the Elephant in the Room – Part One

June 12, 2011

Why would God want to withhold a knowledge of good and evil from us? by Rabbi David Fohrman Okay, you’ve taken some time to re-read the story of Adam, Eve and the Snake. Hopefully, you’ve read it with fresh eyes, and asked yourself that very basic of questions: “What is strange about this picture?” Before getting to […]

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Q & A – Does Judaism Believe in Original Sin? What Does the Bible Really Say?

May 27, 2011

Dear Rabbi Singer,  Does the Jewish faith have a teaching comparable to that of “original sin” in the Christian tradition?  By this I mean the teaching that all human beings are born with an innate tendency to disobey God.  In my particular Christian tradition, water baptism is required for the removal of this sin.  Would […]

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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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