Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Note on Jewish Burial Custom

I apologize to Dr. Ehrman for not reading the rest of his article “The Skeletal Remains of Yehohanan and Their Significance“.  However, I already see a bunch of concepts relative to Jewish burial that are getting mixed up and I would … Continue reading

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Mourning Jonah

Every once and awhile the Bible comes to life in a way even I never expect.  One such instance was on YouTube where one of the people I was corresponding with identified himself as Assyrian.  I had assumed probably like … Continue reading

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Knowledge of Good and Evil-A JVO Question

The following question was asked on Jewish Values Online: How is the Law the knowledge of good and evil?. Is the good and evil related to being in covenant relation with God? So it is good by using it only … Continue reading

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The Three Weeks Start Early

Starting Tuesday, the Jewish people will be observing a memorial period lasting three weeks ending on August 5, a day called Tisha B’Av.  A disproportionate number of national tragedies have befallen our people during this time period, a period for … Continue reading

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Kulturkampf From The Pulpit

The world, and particularly the news media, is focused on the ongoing battle between Republic and Democrat, liberal and conservative, in the political arena.   However, the battle for the soul of America is happening much closer to home.  An … Continue reading

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The Hidden Tragedy of #eyalnaftaligilad-TOI

There’s very little I can say that hasn’t been said about the tragic murder of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar.  I just wanted to share this one related thought about the impact of their deaths on the Jewish world, … Continue reading

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