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  1. BenAvraham

    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...
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    EXODUS 10:1-13:16

    PARASHA: “BO” (enter) EXODUS 10:1-13:16...........JEREMIAH 46:13-28.......MATT 25:1-46 The Parasha starts out; “And the LORD said unto Moshe; ‘Go in unto Pharaoh’…” Strange, the word “Go” in Hebrew is “Sh’lach”, but the Hebrew scriptures read “Bo” (enter) so, in reality, the Word of...
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    8 Promises from God to his people, us included; EX 6:2-9:32

    EZEKIEL 28:25-29:21 The prophet speaks through the Holy Spirit and affirms that even though Israel has been scattered throughout the countries of the world, they will be returned to their land in the future, it is already happening, Israel was recognized as a nation in 1948, and since...
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    8 Promises from God to his people, us included; EX 6:2-9:32

    PARASHA: “Va’era” (and I appeared) EXODUS 6:2-9:35........ EZEKIEL 28:25-29: 21.......... MATT 24:1-51 YHVH speaks to Moshe saying that when he appeared to Abraham, he revealed himself as “El Shaddai” which means “God Almighty” or “God all-powerful, yet he did not reveal himself as he...
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    Jacob blesses his children, but, who is "Shiloh?" (Gen 47:28-50:26)

    In this we see Jacob (Israel) in his last days, he prepares to “go the way of all men” (As king David put it), Jacob is getting ready to die. He prepares himself and makes sure that his sons and grandsons are blessed and they know what is ahead of them. A father's blessing to his children is...
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    1 Kings 2:1-12 and Matt 22: 1-23:39

    1 KINGS 2:1-12 King David is on his death bed and calls his son Solomon, and tells him “what it is to be a MAN!” so here's the truth to all “macho guys out there who just THINK they know what it is to be a real man. Melech David tells the truth through the Holy Spirit who guides his...
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    I AM JOSEPH! What's behind this statement? (GEN 44:18-47:27)

    PARASHA: “VaYIGASH” (and he drew near) GENESIS 44:18-47:27...........EZEKIEL 37:15-28............ MATT 18:1-19:30 In this Parashah, we read that “he (Y'hudah) drew near” to Yosef, and shows himself as truly repentant for his past actions against Yosef, for selling him for the price of...
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    Symbolism in the gifts of the magi (Matt 2:11)

    SYMBOLISM IN THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI. “…when they had come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11 We all know...
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    Joseph, Judge or redeemer? (Gen 41:1-44:17)

    Parashah: “Miketz” (at the end of) GENESIS 41:1-44:17.......1 KINGS 3:15-4:1.......MATT 16:1-17:27 When we look into this parashah study, we see Yosef, who was, in a way of speaking, in the “pit” He was cast into prison for something he did not do, yet he continued to trust YHVH for...