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    Does God have faces? if so, how many? EX 30-34

    Amen to that, also, just thought about this: Faces to Faces "Panim El Panim" one could also say that the "faces of God" interact with the "faces of man" What are the faces of man? "His born-again nature vs his lost, carnal nature.
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    Does God have faces? if so, how many? EX 30-34

    Now we will answer the question; Does God have faces? If yes, how many? First of all, we know that this is not literal, since God is not human, so as to say He has a face or faces. So, this must be a Derashic question, with a spiritual or symbolic answer. The reason for this is because we read...
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    Does God have faces? if so, how many? EX 30-34

    PARASHA: “Ki Tisa” (when you elevate) EXDOUS 30:11-34:35………………1 KINGS 18:1-39……………MARK 7:1-8:38 Here’s an interesting question; “Does God have faces. If yes, how many? Think on this question and we’ll come to the answer later on in this study. This parashah starts out by numbering the people...
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    On the theme of "Light" (EX 27-30)

    In different Jewish denominations, different clothing is worn, some casual, some dressed up, some only wear “black and white” (Ashkenazim/orthodox). Some wear black and white to be reminded of the destruction of the Temple, others because they are reminded that physically, we are in the state of...
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    On the theme of "Light" (EX 27-30)

    Verse 20 states; “And thou shalt command the children of Israel that they bring unto thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually.” In the original Hebrew, this verse has 15 words. The word “Shemen” (oil) is the “eighth” word. It is the “middle word” with 7 words...
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    On the theme of "Light" (EX 27-30)

    PARASHA: “Tetsaveh” (you shall command) EXODUS 27:20-30:10.............EZEKIEL 43:10-27..............MARK 5:1-6:56 In this parashah, we will see the preparation of the Menorah, and the clothing of the priests. The study starts out with preparing olive oil to fill the lamps of the Menorah, The...
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    A Brief look at the Book of Esther, and "Purim"

    A QUICK MIDRASH ON THE BOOK OF ESTHER, SINCE PURIM, IS UPON US A long time ago, in a palace called Sushan, in the kingdom of Persia, there was a king named Ahasuerus who had just a little too much to drink, he called for his wife and he called for more wine, and the wine he got but the...
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    What kind of offerings can we bring before God? EX 25-27

    So, the building project is started, with “tent of meeting” (The tabernacle/Mishkan) with its wooden boards, bars, clamps, and curtains of linen, the furniture that would go inside; The brazen Altar, the brazen Laver, the Menorah, the table of shew-bread, the incense altar, and finally, the Ark...
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    What kind of offerings can we bring before God? EX 25-27

    Parashah: “T'rumah” (offering) EXODUS 25:1-27:19............. 1 KINGS 5:12-6:13.......... MARK 3:1-4:41 Gut Shabbos, in this Parashah, we see that a request is made for a “free-will offering” so that the tabernacle can be built and the articles of furnishings for the same. As we remember, when...
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    What is the Bible's view on slavery? EX 21:1-24:18

    Thanks for your comment and support. Yes, if we took seriously the commandments of the LORD, our world would be a different place. I wish TV didn't exist either. Wish I could have been born back in the "Little House on the Prarie days"
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    What is the Bible's view on slavery? EX 21:1-24:18

    It may be all about the separation of life and death, of the clean from unclean (Tamei from tahor) good from bad. In “Basar v'chalav” (meat and milk) we can see that the word “Chalav”(milk) spelled in Hebrew is “Chet, Lamed, Beit (ch+l+v) yet the word “fat” is also spelled (ch+l+v) yet...
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    What is the Bible's view on slavery? EX 21:1-24:18

    PARASHA: “Mishpatim” (Judgments) “Bringing to light the meaning of some difficult mitzvoth” EXODUS 21:1-24:18...... JEREMIAH 34:8-22, 33:25-26.... MARK 1:1-2:28 This parashah involves the giving of a variety of commandments, that Elohim gave to Moshe to give/write down, and teach to...
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    A Brief Look at the 10 Commandments

    Sure it does, it applies to All BELIEVERS, in ALL PLACES, Not many Christian Jewish Forums around, unfortunately
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    A Brief Look at the 10 Commandments

    REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY TO KEEP IT HOLY... The sabbath is and always will be Saturday, it was never changed to Sunday, nothing wrong with going to church on Sunday, to me, it is a “double blessing” to worship Adonai two days straight. Yes, the early believers met on the first day of the week...
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    A Brief Look at the 10 Commandments

    PARASHA: “Yitro” (Jethro) EXODUS 18:1-20:26.......... ISAIAH 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6....... MATT 27:1-28:20 We see in this parashah, a lot of wisdom on the part of Moshe and Yitro, his father-in-law. First, we learn that Moshe had sent his wife and children back to stay with his father and...