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Question of the Week: Is Prayer a Waste of Time?

I have a lot of trouble praying. I sit in synagogue and as soon as I start to read the words, my mind wanders. Even when I read the English I find ...

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Question of the Week: What does G-d look like?

My kids keep asking me theological questions I can't answer. Yesterday my five year old insisted he wanted to know "What does G-d look like?" I had...

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What Should I Say to a Mourner?

A friend recently lost his father, but I haven't gone to visit. I have all types of excuses, like maybe he wants to be left alone, and I'm not so c...

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Watchtower Society and Mind Control

Jehovah’s Witnesses are conditioned to think and speak as the ruling body of the Watchtower Society wishes them to. Witnesses have no individual th...

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The Return Of The Patriarchs-- 1925 C.E..

The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the b...

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The 144,000

The Watchtower Society teaches that only a restricted number of persons will be allowed to enter heaven. This doctrine is based on verses in the Bo...

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The Beginning Of The End Of Jehovah's Witnesses?

The Watchtower has consistently proven itself dependable. What is the beginning of the end of Jehovah’s witnesses? Find out in this post by Gerald ...

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For the Love of Money

The Watchtower Society describes itself as "the only organization on earth that understands the 'deep things of God'" and "the true Christian organ...

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My Journey Home to Judaism - Part 2

This is part 2 of the 11 part series on the writer’s journey back to Judaism. For the other parts, read this.

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A White and Delightsome People

Referring to Native Americans the Book of Mormon says, "... save they shall be a white and delight some people" What does this mean?

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The "Standard Works" Of The Mormon Church

The basic books, or "standard works," accepted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as authoritative guides in faith and doctrine are...

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Are the American Indians of Israelite Descent?

Are the American Indians of Israelite descent? What is their background? Find out in this interesting post with excerpts from Gerald Sigal's work.

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The Etymology Of The Word Mormon

The word Mormon commonly denotes an adherent, practitioner, follower, or constituent of Mormonism in restorationist Christianity. Let us find out t...

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Joseph Smith's Translation Of Genesis 1:1

Find out what was Joseph Smith's Translation Of Genesis 1:1 in this interesting post by Gerald Sigal. Was it the right translation?

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The Stick of Judah and the Stick of Joseph

What is the story of the stick of Judah and the stick of Joseph? Is it something you dont know? Find out in this interesting post by Gerald Sigal.

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Does Bible Prophesy Book of Mormon?

What is the story told in the Book of Mormon? Who are these two different early American peoples? The Jaredites and a group who were descendents of...

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Can You Make a Christian Out of a Jew?

Brigham Young posed the question: "Can you make a Christian of a Jew?" and then proceeded to answer it. What was his response?

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Raising Amazing Children

What are the secrets to raising amazing children? Find out by reading this book by Molly B Koch. What does it say? Purchase it and read it!

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A Jewish Passion for God

A Jew's passion is for God. The first and most basic statement of the Jewish faith proclaims our love and faith in One God, and our commitment and ...

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What is the Jewish Passion for God?

For centuries the Jewish people have remained true to their dream, their hope, and most of all, their passion for God.

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Awakening Our Passion for G-d – How Does Our Own Passion Play?

We are reading about the new movie “The Passion” from Mel Gibson ad nauseum. The movie raises problems for us because Jews are portrayed as the vil...

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Prayer

Master of the Universe, grant me the ability to be alone; may it be my custom to go outdoors each day among the trees and grass – among all growing...

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Dancing before God

During Europe's "Black Plague" (1348-1349), Jews were offered the choice of either conversion to Christianity or death. Thousands of Jews who refus...

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Even if He takes your soul

When the Romans took Rabbi Akiva to be executed, it was time to recite the morning "Sh'ma" (declaration of our total embrace of G-d's unity, from D...

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To die for Kiddush haShem

What does it mean when you say "to die for Kiddush haShem"? What is kiddush haShem? Find out all about it in this interesting post.

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Rejoicing in God

Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov explained that physical coupling and procreation cannot take place without arousal, passion and joy. The same is true of...

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The Way to Love God

We should love Him with an overwhelming and unlimited love, until our soul becomes permanently bound in the love of G-d, like one who is love-sick ...

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Rock of my heart

Rock of my heart, Creator of everything, Master of all that transpires, Lord of all souls Who knows all secrets: You know the holy Divine light tha...

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Help me to be strong

Help me, God, to be strong and determined in serving You; never let me fall. “Do not cast me away from Your Presence; do not take Your spirit of ho...

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When you serve God

When you serve God through the Torah and its teachings, this brings about great delight on high.

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