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Who was Rabbi Moshe Al Sheich? Why is he quoted (misquoted) by missionaries with regard to Isaiah 53? Find out in this post.
In this article Moshe Shulman covers the views of the commentators from the time of Rashi on Isaiah 53. There have been literally dozens of commentaries written since his time, but very few are considered authoritative. For that reason he would like to explain how we should evaluate the works and how serious they are taken
Who is the Moshiach ben Yosef? What did he teach? Let us find out in this detailed and interesting post.
Those who have read the Bible may agree that there is violence written about in it. What is the reason for depicting so much war and violence in Bible?
In this post, Rabbi Zalman Kravitz will share with us the Jewish view on Charity, with special focus on Maimonides’ Eight Levels of Charity.
From the teachings of Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh Leib Alter [Rabbi Akiva] used to say: Beloved is man, for he was created in [G‑d’s] image; it is indicative of greater love that it was made known to him that he was created in [G‑d’s] image…(Avot 3:14) The verse cited by our Mishna demonstrates that man was [Read More]
What are the Christian objections that have been directed against general observance of Law? What is the truth behind these Christian objections. We find out here.
E. Christian Objections to the Oral Law We now move on to those Christian objections directed against the Jewish belief in the unwritten teachings of Moses. This group of Christians recognize the eternal validity of the Law of Moses. These people accept that the Law of Moses in its entirety is incumbent upon all Jews [Read More]
2. The Rabbinic institutions – adding to the Law We now move to the next Christian objection directed specifically at the Rabbinic institutions which are so prominent in Judaism. Moses specifically commands the people “do not add onto that which I command you” (Deuteronomy 4:2, 13:1). How then can the Rabbinic leaders legislate new decrees [Read More]