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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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Teaching Chaim Eisen Unmasking God in Purim and Esther

Teaching: Chaim Eisen – Unmasking God in Purim and Esther

“The best teaching I have ever heard on Purim,” said several of the students. Rabbi Chaim Eisen speaks in February 2019 about the hiddenness of God in the Book of Esther and the Holiday of Purim. Thanks to Rabbi Chaim Eisen, Austin Brethren Church and Kormim Texas for permission to publish this teaching. (55:13)

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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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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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The Aaronic Blessing

Abigail keeps sending in great questions! Her latest: Shalom, it is my understanding that the father (or oldest male?) in the house prays the Aaronic blessing over the family and others in the home on Erev Shabbat. Correct? In the absence of an adult male, would the mother (oldest woman?) then pray it instead? Or

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Foreigners and Sojourners

Abigail keeps on asking great questions! Here is her latest: Vayikra (Leviticus) 25:23 refers to the Israelite people as being foreigners and sojourners…temporary residents of the land. That is the reason given for the mandate to include the right of redemption in any land purchase (which is actually a crop purchase since the land reverts

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The Number of Temples

Abigail keeps on sending in questions! Here’s her latest (the answer is in between): My husband, Dave, and I are confused about the number of temples, so far. We are looking at sites, but they are confusing. Shlomo’s is the first. Right Then a second temple is built during Zerubabel’s time? Yes, Ezra and Nehemiah.

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