ISRAEL and PALESTINE: The Words that turned history upside down

ISRAEL and PALESTINE: The Words that turned history upside down, by Yehudit Shier Weisberg. Having been defeated militarily by Israel, Arabs, under the guidance of the Soviet KGB, set about to destroy Israel by means of deception. Relying on the lack of historical knowledge by most people, Arab propaganda appropriated terms referring to the Jewish [Read More]

Lancelot Brenton’s English edition of the Septuagint: Introduction

The following essay is reproduced from Lancelot Brenton’s English edition of the Septuagint, first published as The Septuagint Version of the Old Testament, according to the Vatican Text, Translated into English (London: Samuel Bagster, 1844). An Historical Account of the Septuagint Version by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1807-1862) The earliest version of the Old [Read More]

Eternity of Torah and Mitzvos

By Nissan Dovid Dubov After the Resurrection, will the 613 commandments still apply? 1 In particular, what of those that require involvement with the physical world? If, as some authorities hold,2 there is no eating or drinking, how will one observe the mitzvah of reciting the Grace after Meals which is based on the verse,3 [Read More]

What is the Jewish view on Interfaith debates?

R. Moshe Feinstein, in a set of halakhic letters penned in 1967 to R. Yosef B. Soloveitchik of Boston and to Dr. Bernard Lander (Igr. Moshe YD 3:43-44), unequivocally forbade Jewish participation in ecumenical dialogue with the Church, citing both concern for apostasy as well as inherent prohibitions of such dialogue. R. Feinstein was firm [Read More]

Inside Hollywood’s Hottest Cult – Part 3

Inside Hollywood’s Hottest Cult (Kabbalah) Part Three: Madonna’s Magical Mystical Tour Demi! Ashton! Marla! Roseanne! When it comes to attracting celebrities, the Bergs have given Scientology a run for its money. But their lucky star is an aging pop icon who has funded the Centre to the tune of $18 million… and counting. Radar Magazine/June [Read More]

Inside Hollywood’s Hottest Cult – Part 2

Inside Hollywood’s Hottest Cult (Kabbalah) Part Two: In the Beginning Radar’s investigation of the Kabbalah Centre continues, focusing on founder Philip Berg, insurance salesman-turned- guru, and his second wife, who conceived the idea of dumbing down Jewish mysticism and selling it to the masses. Radar Magazine/June 16, 2005 | By Mim Udovitch For an outer-borough [Read More]