Controversy in the Hebrew Word for Stranger

Posted by on Feb 8, 2022 in Hebrew Study

The Almighty is very clear in His Word that He does not show partiality and that there is one law for the Hebrew and for the stranger who has joined Israel. Yet, there is a law in the Torah that has perplexed the strangers, who observe the Torah in obedience to the Eternal. At first reading of that verse, it seems to the reader that Mosheh our teacher has departed from this fundamental principle in the Torah putting the stranger in an awkward position to eat what otherwise...

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Anointed Metatron and Mediator

Posted by on Feb 1, 2022 in The Messiah

In rabbinic tradition, Metatron is the unique Messenger of the Presence of YHVH, who bears the Tetragrammaton and guided Israel through the wilderness to the Promised Land. This Messenger of the Face (literally, the Face) has been entrusted by the Creator to run the universe according to natural laws. In some rabbinic works, he is called also “Metatron Mashiach” or the Anointed Metatron. The messianic expectation is an integral part of Judaism, and the Messiah...

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Resurrection of Body vs Reincarnation of Soul

Posted by on Jan 23, 2022 in Bible Study

When thinking of “resurrection” and “the world to come”, many people do not realize that there are different concepts behind these words, and if we add the term “reincarnation” the things become even more complicated. In this introduction to the matter of the resurrection of the body and the reincarnation of the soul, we would like to clarify certain concepts in Judaism that the rabbis have written about, but still their controversy has...

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Yehovah Elohim — the Creator’s Majestic Name

Posted by on Jan 16, 2022 in The Name of YHVH

Now that the heaven and the earth had been made after six days of creation, the narrator of the creation story for the first time reveals the Creator’s full Name to Mosheh — Yehovah Elohim. But this would not occur until the seventh day of the creation: the first Sabbath, when the phenomena of creation had been completely reached. Only then was Elohim referred to by His full Name: Yehovah Elohim. The Name Elohim, which alone appears in Chapter 1, is associated with...

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How Hebrew Addresses Delicate Matters-2

Posted by on Jan 6, 2022 in Hebrew Study

Hebrew language being set-apart from all other languages has no particular names for the terms of intimate relation between man and woman. Torah highly regards intimacy and carefully choose Hebrew words to describe things in a figurative manner to completely avoid vulgar language. In the following article, we will continue what we have started in the earlier article How Hebrew Addresses Delicate Matters and explain words and passages which have either been misunderstood or...

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How Hebrew Addresses Delicate Matters

Posted by on Dec 30, 2021 in Hebrew Study

We have a reason and cause for calling Hebrew language set-apart without any exaggeration, and this will not be an overstatement but a fact, as we will show it in the following. A careful reading of the Hebrew Scripture will show that the Hebrew language has no particular names for the private organ in males or in females, nor for the act of reproduction itself, nor for other things in that matter. Hebrew has no original words or expressions for these things, and only...

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When a King Can Be Disobeyed

Posted by on Dec 26, 2021 in The Exiles

Exodus begins with the righteous act of two midwives, who disobeyed the orders of their king to kill newborn Hebrew boys. We are in the first chapter of Exodus and already have the first recorded act of genocide and the first recorded partial-birth abortion in history. But also, the first recorded act of righteous women who feared Elohim and disobeyed their king. The beginning of the first exile Yoseph died and all his brothers, and all that generation that came down to...

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Marriage After Resurrection and Beyond

Posted by on Dec 19, 2021 in Bible Study

It is understood that Yeshua had stated that after the resurrection from the dead, men are not given in marriage any longer, because they are like angels who do not marry either. It is easy thus to assume that since the angels do not marry, nor will men. Can we rethink this? Let us read in the textual context. Some of the Sadducees, who deny the resurrection, came to Yeshua and asked him this question, Teacher, Mosheh said that if anyone should die, having no children, his...

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Nephilim Before and After the Flood

Posted by on Dec 15, 2021 in The Origin

The Book of Genesis tells us that there were creatures, nephilim, who were on the face of the earth before the Flood. Those creatures concerning whom the narrator of Genesis was very careful not to call them “humans” or “living beings”, nor did he even say they lived on the earth but “were on the earth”, were the offspring of the sons of Elohim, who cohabited with the daughters of men. Who or more properly what were those creatures whom the women bore to the...

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Mevushal Wine: The Boiling Controversy

Posted by on Dec 5, 2021 in Bible Study

There are two types of Kosher wine: non-mevushal and mevushal. While most of the Torah-observant non-Jews are unaware of such a classification, there is a difference between them. But as we will explain in the following, this difference is boiled down to the principal question whether the mevushal wine can be found in the Scripture. And if mevushal wine cannot be found in the Scripture, then it must be Rabbinical. So, is the term “mevushal wine” Scriptural or...

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A Stranger on the Way to Egypt

Posted by on Nov 28, 2021 in The Patriarchs' Saga

The patriarch Ya’akov had now entered upon his father’s inheritance after his return from Mesopotamia, and the narrator of our story felt the necessity to begin with the genealogy of Ya’akov telling us know that his son Yoseph was seventeen years old. This strange beginning of the narrative with Ya’akov’s favorite son and especially with the notice of his age is introduced here with reference to the principal topic in the story: the sale of...

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The Most Contested Piece of Land

Posted by on Nov 22, 2021 in The Patriarchs' Saga

Great Britain governed Palestine from 1922 until 1947. Since 1922, Jewish immigration to Palestine had increased, and therefore the tensions between Arabs and Jews to become the most contested piece of land. While the European Jewry and the Jews in Palestine supported the war against the Nazi Germany and even participated in it, the Arabs openly lined up with Hitler and more particularly for the extermination of all Jews in Palestine. At that time, the term...

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