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Pale Blue Dot

Aug 11, 2013 by

 “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; what is man, that you think of him? What is the son of man, that you care for him?” Psalms 8:3-4   In Leviticus 26, it states, “I am HaShem your G-d, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be...

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Kefitzat HaDerekh
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“That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 Author’s note: This is likely to be the strangest article I have ever written. I pray the readers won’t hold it against me. Consider it simply a fun exploration of Biblical miracles...

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Isaiah 9: The Prince of Peace
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[This article is a work in progress] כִּי־יֶ֣לֶד יֻלַּד־לָ֗נוּ בֵּ֚ן נִתַּנ־לָ֔נוּ וַתְּהִ֥י הַמִּשְׂרָ֖ה עַל־שִׁכְמֹ֑ו וַיִּקְרָ֨א שְׁמֹ֜ו פֶּ֠לֶא יֹועֵץ֙ אֵ֣ל גִּבֹּ֔ור אֲבִיעַ֖ד שַׂר־שָׁלֹֽום׃ “For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6     HEZEKIAH? “The Holy...

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Isaiah 53: Messiah or Israel?
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[This article is a work in progress] ורבנן אמרי: חיוורא דבי רבי שמו שנאמר (ישעיהו נ״ג) אכן חליינו הוא נשא ומכאבינו סבלם ואנחנו חשבנהו נגוע מכה אלהים ומענה “What is his [the Messiah’s] name? . . . The Rabbis said: His name is Chivra (the Leper), as it is written, “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him a...

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Toldot Mashiach, Part II: The Curse of Jeconiah
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Perhaps one of the most tired arguments against the Messiahship of Yeshua from anti-missionaries is the infamous “Curse of Jeconiah” approach. Many believers, who know little about the Tanakh or Jewish tradition are stunned to see this argument and are thrown off track. THE JECONIAH PROBLEM First, let’s explore the objection. Before we begin, it is important to understand that Jeconiah is called by several...

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Toldot Mashiach, Part I: Is Yeshua a Descendant of King Solomon?
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סֵפֶר תּוֹלְדוֹת יֵשׁוּעַ הַמָּשִׁיחַ בֶּן־דָּוִד בֶּן־אַבְרָהָם “The book of the genealogy of Yeshua the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” Matthew 1:1   Many common objections against the Messiahship of Yeshua of Nazareth are based on His genealogies, as recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. In fact, the genealogies of the entire Bible, both Tanakh and New Testament present...

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What is the Most Spiritual Sense?
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  Of the five senses, which sense to do you think is the most spiritual? The five senses are as follows: 1) Sight 2) Hearing 3) Smell 4) Taste and 5) Touch. So which would you choose? And is there a right or wrong answer to such a question? The answer is astonishing. Growing up, my father taught me a saying, “Believe nothing of what you...

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Just the Best!
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Just the Best!

Apr 26, 2013 by

Our friend Kevin went to Israel recently. Our of nowhere, a man comes out and plays a song that has such an important message. Please watch below. There is a saying in Hebrew, “Kol l’tovah” – Everything is for the good.  וְהִנֵּה יָדַעְנוּ כִּי אֹהֲבֵי אֱלֹהִים הַקְּרוּאִים בַּעֲצָתוֹ הַכֹּל יַעֲזֹר לְטוֹב לָהֶם׃ “We know that all things work together for good for those who...

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Kol HaMitpalel
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Kol HaMitpalel

Apr 18, 2013 by

…כֹּל הַמִתְפַּלֵל בְּמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה בִּירוּשָׁלַיִם Everyone who prays in this place, in Jerusalem, it is as if he prayed before the Throne of...

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Ben Bag Bag Says…
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In the wonderful text of Pirke Avot, the Chapters of the Fathers in the Mishnah, the following statement is said by a mysterious figure named ‘Ben Bag Bag’,  בֶּן בַּג בַּג אוֹמֵר: הֲפֺךְ בָּהּ וָהֲפֺךְ בָּהּ, דְּכֺלָּה בַּה; וּבַהּ תֶּחֱזֵי, וְסִיב וּבְלֵה בַּהּ, וּמִנַּהּ לָא תְּזוּעַ, שֶׁאֵין לְךָ מִדָּה טוֹבָה הֵימֶנָּה   Ben Bag Bag omeir: Hafohk boh v’hafohk boh d’cholah boh, u’voh techezei, v’siv...

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Yeshua in the Prayerbook for Rosh HaShanah
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In the Machzor (Prayerbook) for Rosh HaShanah, a curious name appears. At the height of the service, in the section of the TASHRAT (Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah, i.e. different types of shofar blasts), the shofar blasts during the service of Rosh HaShanah. There is a yehi razton (may it be your will) prayer in between the shofar blasts, that says, Yehi razton milefancha shet’kiat tashrat...

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Hebrew: Lesson 1
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Hebrew: Lesson 1

Mar 3, 2013 by

Shalom, Welcome to online Hebrew lessons. This is an introductory course to get you reading Hebrew in no time. Your first lesson is to learn the Alef-Bet. Goal: Watch this YouTube video and memorize the song by Debbie Friedman. Test: Sing (or be able to recite) to another person the entire Hebrew Alef-Bet completely from...

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The Image of the Emperor
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    In Parashat Ki Tissa (Exodus 30:11–34:35), a census of the adults in Israel is conducted through the holy half shekel. No matter if one was rich or poor, all were required to give a half-shekel, regardless of status each are valued equally in the eyes of HaShem. According to Rashi, the silver from these shekels were used to create the silver sockets...

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The Revelation of the Holy Snake
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      Since the dawn of mankind, the archetypal symbol of the serpent has coiled itself around the globe. Germinating in the fertile soil of the Ancient Near East, the serpent’s widespread popularity and presence in nearly all world mythology owes itself to the events surrounding the origin of mankind. A comparative study in world folklore reveals striking parallels, and common tangents to...

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The Erusin of Joseph and Miriam
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     In the winter of 71 A.D.1, after the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple, a man named Yosef ben Naqsan divorced his wife Miriam bat Yehonatan for reasons unknown. According to the divorce document written in Aramaic, they lived at the mountain-fortress of Masada, under the ominous shadow of Rome, shortly before the Roman legion laid siege to...

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Design in Creation
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“The Torah proclaims: I was by Him an architect, through me He created the world!” Zohar II:161a, Soncino Press Edition               For further reading: The Age of the Universe by Gerald Schroeder   Credits: Fingerprint of G-d by Grace Baptist Church Nature by Numbers by Cristobal Vila...

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Mystery of the Mem
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BS”D Discover a deeper understanding of the virgin birth of Messiah by looking into the Hebrew letters, Jewish principles of interpretation, and the controversial passage of Isaiah 7:14. Why did Isaiah use the term “almah” instead of “betulah”? What is the secret of the Angel who wrestles with Jacob? To find the answers, we must look into the Torah! Watch the video below!  ...

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