In the little shtetl of Vaysechvoos, a wise stranger passes through and confounds the local rabbi.
“God as a Trinity? No way!” “We Jews don’t believe in the idea of a divine incarnation!” For many Jews, these statements are givens. Or are they?
When it came to a knowledge of gematria, no one in Vaysechvoos was as skilled as Mendel the Merchant. His father, Yossel, had taught him from early childhood how important it was to have an understanding of the numerical value of the alef bais. Reb Yossel explained to the boy, Mendel, my son, do you […]
January 25 is the minor holiday (not commanded in Scripture) of Tu Bi-Shevat, traditionally marking the beginning of springtime in Israel. It is also considered the New Year of Trees.” One custom associated with this holiday is tree planting. For more on Tu Bi-Shevat, see: The Jews for Jesus site mavensearch.com: An index of Jewish […]
Kabbalah” means “received teachings” or simply “traditions” and is derived from the Hebrew “kabel” which means “to receive.” It originally applied only to the Oral Law “received” after the destruction of the Second Temple, in the form of the Talmud. However, in the twelfth century the term “kabbalah” was also used to denote various mystical […]
Book Title: Decoding the Bible Code: Can We Trust the Message? The Bible Code: Fact or Fake? Author: John Weldon (Author), Clifford Dr. Wilson (Author), Barbara Wilson (Author) Phil Stanton Date Published: January 1, 1998 April 1, 1998 Publisher: Harvest House Publishers Crossway Books Genre: 1. Cults 2. Prophecy 3. Prophecies 1. Old Testament (Bible […]
A BASIC TRAINING IN JEWISH SPIRITUALITY: DIVINITY IN OURSELVES. That was the name of the class offered by the SFJCC (San Francisco Jewish Community Center) institute for Jewish Living and Learning. The instructors were Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ms. Eve Ilsen. The ad promised exciting results from the weekend’s lectures: Whatever your life path has […]