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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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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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What is the role of Yeshua in Jews mission to lead people / the world back to God?

  Rev. Dr. John Tierno asked: Rabbi, my wife and I have greatly enjoyed your teachings… thank you. As a gentile believer and ordained minister, something jumped out at me as I listened to lesson 9. You stated a few times that the Jews mission is to lead people/the world back to God. What I …

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Why do you quote and teach from the new testament?

  Raja wrote: In your messages, you teach from old testament teaching and new testament teaching. New testament teaching is Jesus the Messiah.  But you don’t believe it.  Christians take up the cross and walk behind Jesus. But you don’t. Then why do you quote and teach from the New Testament? Gidon responded: Hi Raja, thanks …

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Paradise Lost

  Sharon asked: You make it clear, at the end of this lesson, that “there is always a way back.” What does Judaism teach about the after-Eden lifestyle, accomplishments, ‘start-up’ of Adam and Chavah? If the Hebrew “shuv-I” can be defined as “to come back home,” did they accomplish that goal? Is “repentance” a part …

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Which Books of the Bible are Considered the Prophets?

This week, we feature a question that Bob O’Dell posed (partnership has its privileges:-) He was asking about the contents of the Haftarah of last week’s portion, Chayei Sarah: Why does the Prophets portions have passages outside of the Prophets? I could understand last week with Elisha (II Kings 4:1 – 4:37, that recounts stories …

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Ken Spiro is our Hero!

One of the Internet and Social Media’s worst anti-Israel activist is Norman Finkelstein. If you haven’t heard of him, that’s not too surprising, as you probably don’t travel in his circles. Our popular Jewish History teacher, Rabbi Ken Spiro, not only dared to debate this despicable person (a phrase I do not use often, but …

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Avinu Shebashamayim: Our Father in Heaven

Abigail asked a question about the best known phrase in a well known Christian prayer, and its relationship with Jewish sources. Shalom! I understand that the Jewish people, in at least one of their prayers, refer to Hashem as “Avinu Shebashamayim” (our Father in Heaven). I am wondering when/how that started. Are there verses in …

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