Judgment Day

Judgment Day Rosh Hashana, the first day of the seventh month, is known as “Yom HaDin” – “The Day of Judgment”. We have received that on this day God sits on the throne of judgment and judges all the inhabitants of the earth. One would expect that the prayers of this day would emphasize a plea for mercy in this judgment.

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The Role of the Nation – excerpt from The Council of My Nation

The Role of the Nation The role of the nation in relation to the Law is complex and multifaceted. It is the role of the nation to preserve the Law and her spirit for future generations

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Ancient Egypt in the Bible – from the forthcoming “The Bible Trial”

Rabbi Joseph Reinman has been kind enough to allow us to post selections from his forthcoming book – The Bible Trial. The following is the third in a series of excerpts that we will be posting. Stay posted! The rebuttal witness for the plaintiff on the issues of archaeology was a rotund little man with round rimless glasses and darting eyes

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Why I Left Jesus – by Fred

To family and friends, It seems that we are in a kind of “day of reckoning”: right now, with people making firm decisions about their lives and lifestyles, and then pronouncing such changes and affirmations openly. I feel it is time for me to make a proclamation myself and clear the air, lest rumors fly and inaccuracies occur in the speculative reporting of the situation. Anyone who knows me also knows I am a pretty religious person.

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Why I Left Jesus – by Concerned Reader

Why I Left Jesus – by Concerned Reader Annelise, as you have noted, (and I tend to agree,) we seem to be tied by strong conviction and knowledge to our own experiences as communities and individuals. We can only see the truth of various religious claims as we perceive them for ourselves. Being told various truths by other groups and people, (be they Jews or Christians, or others) can seldom hold a candle to our personal experiences.

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Faith and Works – Reading Reality

Faith and Works – Reading Reality   The concept of faith in Judaism means maintaining a loyalty to truths that were demonstrated to our nation over and against the allures of the world which threaten to obscure these truths. Our nation came face to face with the God of justice, kindness and morality and we pledged our hearts to him

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The Veil

The Veil The ongoing missionary effort to direct the heart of the Jew towards Jesus in worship has generated many discussions between proponents of Jesus and those who do not accept his claims. Many of these discussions focus on the Jewish Scriptures with each side of the debate coming in to the conversation with the firm belief that they are following the plain meaning of Scripture. Some people recognize that this conversation cannot get off the ground without the belief that this discussion can lead to the truth

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Chanukah – Isaiah 2:5

Chanukah – Isaiah 2:5 The celebration of Chanukah was instituted after prophecy had already ceased from the community of Israel. The religious leadership of the people established this holiday as an expression of thanksgiving to God that is to last through the generations. This holiday brings to the forefront the question of the authority of the religious leadership of Israel

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