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Noah vs The Sweet Meteor of Death

It’s been a long time, way too long since I posted.  I missed you guys.  But what a College Rabbi parshah did I pick to come back.  Noah is one of the most controversial figures in all of Tanakh (the … Continue reading

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Judaism and Mormonism: Explaining the Contradiction

It is hardly news that there are Jews who have converted to Mormonism, or any religion for that matter.  In the 1960’s, a book called “Jews For Nothing” discussed Jewish attraction to new age cults, Eastern religions, and Jews for … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Peshat and Midrash

I want to thank an old-time blogger by the name of DovBear for inspiring this post.  We had gotten into a Twitter discussion about whether or not the Rabbis had hijacked the literal meaning of the text (peshat) in favor … Continue reading

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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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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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Answering Billy Phillips

Until this point I have tried to the best of my ability to take a neutral position to the Kabbalah Center and those affiliated with it.  Honestly I have seen little of their material and I have never heard lectures … Continue reading

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How Did Jesus Get Into the Kabbalah?

I had an unusual conversation a while back after the passing of R’ Philip Berg with a Christian missionary.   He was not only asserting that the Kabbalah teaches that Jesus is the Jewish messiah, with the Christian understandings of … Continue reading

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Breitbart: The Resurrection isn’t News!

Breitbart is one of a number of news sites that I read regularly. My main draw to it is the fact that many of the articles posted and issues are not found on the major news sites. I understand that … Continue reading

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Biblical Personalities Outside the Bible

Many people, even religious people, view the Bible as a work of fiction like Harry Potter.  Perhaps a more accurate comparison is Gone With the Wind, a work of historical fiction, although I’m sure some would say the Bible falls … Continue reading

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Hegg of a Conversation Part 3

I’m happy to see Mr. Hegg and I are starting to see eye-to-eye and he was willing to concede to my first three points, but clearly there’s a point of departure due to our differing understandings of how the Bible … Continue reading

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