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Torah at the former Glockengasse Synagogue

Torah Study Replaces Commandments?

Museum exhibits representing a Torah at the former Glockengasse Synagogue, which was in Cologne but was completely destroyed. These are at the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum. Torah Study Replaces Commandments? Our friend Bob asked: Hi! I have a question. Have you ever heard of the idea that, while certain commandments cannot really be kept because the holy …

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Malachi 3:10, tell what that means to you in regarding to tithing?

What does Malachi 3:10 means to you regarding tithing? Our friend Shelly asked:: Speaking of finances….Malachi 3:10….tell what that means to you in regarding to tithing? Gidon’s answer:This is one of the most famous verses in the Bible regarding tithing, and Jewish sources point out that it is the only time we are allowed to test …

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Was this evening, morning or noon? on lesson Introduction to Jewish Prayer

Was this evening, morning or noon? on lesson Introduction to Jewish Prayer Here is a question we got from our friend Dr. Dianne Hoffman in our lesson https://root-source.com/lesson/introduction-to-jewish-prayer/ about what the bible means when it says “hours.” Your comments are appreciated! Question:Interesting. Thank you. Daniel prayed evening, morning and noon. In the New Testament we …

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How do you celebrate Simchat Torah?

How do you celebrate Simchat Torah? Question: How do you celebrate Simchat Torah? Answer: I always encourage people to use Wikipedia and Jewfaq, which do a pretty good job of describing Jewish holidays and concepts. Chabad.org too: https://www.jewfaq.org/holiday6.htmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simchat_Torahhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shemini_Atzerethttps://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4689/jewish/shemini-atzeret-simchat-torah.htm This is not a biblical mandate, right? But a traditional one celebrating when Torah was given and I …

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Gidon – why don’t you ask Jesus to reveal himself to you?

Gidon – why don’t you ask Jesus to reveal himself to you? A dangerous suggestion! Our reader Megan asked the following question as a comment on https://root-source.com/blog/gidon-ariel-of-root-source-explains/:Gideon – why don’t you ask Jesus to reveal himself to you? A dangerous suggestion! Here’s Gidon’s response: Hi Megan, thanks for writing!From time to time I get such a …

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Q & A about Jewish cemeteries and 5-branch menorah

A contemporary Candelabrum (Menorah, Hebrew: מנורה) in the style of a traditional Menorah. Seen here with eight candles lit (the ninth candle is the service, Shamash, Hebrew: שמש), used during the Jewish Hanukkah holiday, 2014, United Kingdom. Photo by Gil Dekel. http://www.poeticmind.co.uk Q & A about Jewish cemeteries and 5-branch menorah Question Last week while …

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Q & A about Messianic Signs by Rabbi Ari Shvat (Chwat)

Q & A about Messianic Signs by Rabbi Ari Shvat (Chwat) Question What are the signs the Jews will look for to know that the Messiah is coming?   Answer Your question about identifying the true redemption is what brought R. Abba and his fellow rabbis about 1,600 years ago (Talmud, Sanhedrin 98a) to search …

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The burnt offering was done in the Temple courtyard on the brazen altar, were the sacrifices for sin offered on the same altar?

  Donna wrote: Thank you for being such a light! My question concerns the different sacrifices. The burnt offering was done, (I think), 3 times a day in the Temple courtyard on the brazen altar. Were the sacrifices for sin offered on the same altar or somewhere else? I will study more, but I’m not …

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ASK RABBI TULY: WHY IS THE HOLIDAY CALLED ‘PASSOVER?’

EXODUS 23:15 “You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread” says the Bible, so why do we refer to the holiday as ‘Passover?’ Rabbi Tuly provides a Jewish teaching that explains the difference between the two names and gets to the very heart of what this special festival is all about. Unleavened Bread, or Matzah …

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COUNTDOWN TO YOM KIPPUR! Begin your 40 Day Repentance Journey Now!

  CLICK HERE TO BUY PAPERBACK on AMAZON: 40 DAYS OF REPENTANCE: COMPANION GUIDE TO THE LIST (Please note: If you are an Amazon Prime member, shipping is FREE in the USA!) CLICK HERE TO BUY “BLESS ISRAEL”  PAPERBACK EDITION OF THE COMPANION GUIDE When you buy the “BLESS ISRAEL” paperback edition of the Companion …

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NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon! The LIST: Persecution of Jews by Christians Throughout History

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE LIST! (FREE Shipping in the US for Amazon Prime Customers!) The LIST is a compilation of more than 800 atrocities committed by Christians, Christian nations, or in the name of Christ, against the Jews over the past two millennia. Never before has this amount of research been compiled into a …

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Why Rabbi Tuly keep saying the Jewish holidays again instead of biblical holidays?

  Be be wrote: Hi! Why Rabbi Tuly keep saying the Jewish holidays again instead of biblical holidays? Please enlighten me. Gidon responded: Hi Be Be (what a lovely name!:-) Thanks for writing. You noticed something that opens up to you how a Jewish brain works:-) As I have mentioned many times, up until very recently, …

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Guest Blog Post: Rabbi Elan Adler on Chanukah and Government

The following remarks were presented by Root Source teacher Rabbi Elan Adler at the Knesset Bible Study session December 4, 2018/Kislev 26, 5779.  Rabbi Elan teaches Chapters of the Fathers on Root Source. Chanukah Candles (Photo: Wikicommons) I would like to express my deep appreciation to Yehuda Glick and Tuly Weisz and Donna Jollay for this …

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Do you have a step by step foundation building study on the 613 Commandments G-D gave Moses?

Abagail asked: Shalom! Do you have a step by step foundation building study on the 613 Commandments G-D gave Moses, for HIS People to Live By, that is broken down for easy understanding? It would mean SO Much to me! Thank you for all the G-Dly Wisdom you share in this Newsletter! I value your …

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