“How do we know that G-d hears our prayers and forgives us on Yom Kippur, especially since we no longer have the Holy Temple and the sacrificial system for atonement?”
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The Jewish Response to Missionaries – Counter-Missionary Handbook
For many years I have been familiar with the fine international organization, Jews for Judaism. Its founder and West Coast director, Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz, has worked arduously within the Jewish community to offer counseling services and educational material to counter the arguments of missionary claims.
This year we celebrate the festival of Purim on March 1st. The story is recounted in the biblical book of Esther and has lessons which are relevant today, several thousand years later.
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Jews throughout the world recently celebrated the holiday of Shavuot. Shavuot is one of the three major Jewish festivals and comes exactly fifty days after Passover. After being redeemed from Egyptian slavery, the Jews arrived on Mount Sinai and received the Torah from God. This wonderful event took place 3,316 years ago.
The Elephant And The Suit – A Critical Review of Dr. Michael L. Brown’s “Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus”
Yisroel Chaim Blumenthal
Lag Ba’Omer 5770
The Jewish Temple was a holy and magnificent edifice, described as one of the wonders of the world. It majestically stood in Jerusalem for more than 830 years as the nucleus of Jewish worship.
In the first mishnah of tractate Rosh HaShanah, the School of Hillel asserts that the “New Year” for trees is on the
15 th day of the month of Shvat. The significance of this date is to determine when the year begins for assessing
the tithes and other agricultural obligations for fruit trees. Basing themselves upon the famous Biblical passage
that “man is like the tree of the field” (Deuteronomy 20:19), Chassidic masters suggest that this day also has a Rosh HaShanah significance for humans as well.