The Hebrew name Tzion (ציון), or “Zion” appears at least 157 times in the Bible. Below are a couple examples of the verses in the Jewish Bible. In many sources, the Rabbis interpreted the passages to be referring to the source of Jewish wisdom as the Sanhedrin was housed in the building adjacent the Temple [Read More]
Meeting The Challenge: Hebrew Christians and the Jewish Community Originally prepared by The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York Task Force on Missionaries and Cults 1. Introduction It has been over 2000 years since the final break between Judaism and Christianity. The early Jewish leadership perceived the increasing danger of confusion between classical Judaism [Read More]
Steps if you are approached by a Missionary: Try to disengage as quickly as possible: Who are you? What organization are you affiliated with? Does it have a religious designation Thank you, but no thanks. I am already affiliated with (Jewish Group Name) End your response with concluding statement: I appreciate your sincerity, but I [Read More]
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What does the deal of Sara have to do with King David? Welcome to another episode of Parsha with Rabbi Kravitz. This week’s Parsha is Chayei Sarah. The Parsha opens by telling us that Sarah dies at age 127 and is buried in the Machpelah Cave in Hebron, which Abraham purchases from Ephron the Hittite [Read More]
What was the kindness of Abraham? Here is another episode of Parsha with Rabbi Kravitz.
This week’s portion opens up with God revealing Himself to Abraham three days after the first Jew’s circumcision at age ninety-nine; but Abraham rushes off to prepare a meal for three guests who appear in the desert heat. One of the three—who are angels disguised as men—announces that, in exactly one year, the barren Sarah will give birth to a son. Sarah laughs.
Abraham pleads with G‑d to spare the wicked city of Sodom. Two of the three disguised angels arrive in the doomed city, where Abraham’s nephew Lot extends his hospitality to them and protects them from the evil intentions of a Sodomite mob. The two guests reveal that they have come to overturn the place, and to save Lot and his family. Lot’s wife turns into a pillar of salt when she disobeys the command not to look back at the burning city as they flee.
Rabbi Kravitz takes a moment to explore the lessons that we can learn from these two sections in the Torah portion.
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Creating a Solid Spiritual Foundation It is well known that our homes are the center of our Jewish lives. How do we transform our homes into sanctuaries that radiate peacefulness and spiritual vibrancy? In order to ensure that we pass on our heritage and values to the next generation, our homes must be places that [Read More]
Just a few examples: 1) In a Jews for Jesus booklet entitled “Jewishness And The Trinity,” in an attempt to prove their point they quote a non-existent passage from the “Zohar” a classic book of Jewish mysticism. 2) In a book titled “Share the New Life with a Jew, “ Jews for Jesus founder Moishe [Read More]
Rabbi Michael Skobac of Jews for Judaism presents THE JEWISH CONNECTION TO ISRAEL. Thanks to BDS and Palestinian anti-Israel propaganda, Israel is one of the most contentious issues in the world today. A magnet to Jews, Christians and Muslims – the land that is ground zero of the Bible provokes tremendous passion everywhere. This video [Read More]
ISRAEL: Can ancient Bible prophecies about Israel be true? Is the Bible true or even relevant today? This video will put those questions to rest! (Reproduced by JEWS FOR JUDAISM with permission from http://thelandofisrael.com/)