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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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Temple mount and construction of the Third temple

Dylan asked: I recently stumbled an article about the temple mount and the construction of the third temple. After Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel there has been a huge push to the construction of the temple Gidon answered: not in this country. Maybe on some facebook page. Dylan asked: and also 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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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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