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Weekly Spiritual Insights

The Minister’s Words Broke Her Heart

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The Minister’s Words Broke Her Heart

07.30.2023 - (Torah portion Eikev) - Jews don’t need an intermediary to have a personal relationship with God.

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The Search for Spiritual Enlightenment

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The Search for Spiritual Enlightenment

7.23.2023 - (Torah portion Va’etchanan) - The Shema is a command to believe in God’s absolute oneness.

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Showing Our Critics How to Fix a Broken World

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Showing Our Critics How to Fix a Broken World

7.18/2023 - (Torah portion Devarim) - Transforming the world and enhancing our personal relationship with God.

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The Rise and Fall of Christian Anti-Semitism

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The Rise and Fall of Christian Anti-Semitism

7.09.2023 - (Torah portion Matot-Massei) - Despite Matthew’s negative stereotype the rabbis disdained hypocrisy.

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Yom Kippur Should Be Uplifting, Not Boring

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Yom Kippur Should Be Uplifting, Not Boring

10.04.2022 - (Yom Kippur) - No matter what mistakes we made during the year, our heartful cry is accepted by God

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The Jewish Soldier Who Refused to Kneel to The Pope

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The Jewish Soldier Who Refused to Kneel to The Pope

4.6.2021 - (Torah portion Shemini) - Refusal to kneel exemplified the essence of the Jewish faith.

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Myth Busting the Virgin Birth

8.27.2020 - (Torah portion Ki Teitzei) - The virgin birth of Jesus was borrowed from ancient pagan myths.

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Crying, She Asked If God Hears The Prayer Of Jews

08.06.2020 - (Torah portion Eikev) - God hears our prayers because God is merciful

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How to Turn Sadness to Joy

07.31.2020- (Torah portion Va’etchanan) - When the Temple was destroyed the potential for the messianic redemption was “born.”

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Kosher Guardians Of The Universe

7/17/2020 - Torah portion of Matot-Massei- Help someone attracted to another religion return to Judaism by presenting Judaism in a warm and spirit...

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Wise Women Who Spoke Out Against Injustice

7.10.2020 - (Torah portion of Pinchas) - Although the victory for the daughters of Tzelafcha appears to strengthen the missionary’s argument, it ac...

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The Missionary was Shocked When I Walked on Water

06.26.2020 - Torah portion of Korach -Judaism believes in miracles, but we do not rely on them to prove that someone is the messiah.

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A Large Crowd Surrounded and Closed in on Me

6.18.2020 - Torah portion Shelach -One missionary demanded that I give a more definitive proof that words can achieve forgiveness

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My Encounter with Bob Marley and the Riots

06.04.2020 - Torah portion Naso - The lesson of a Nazir, with his self-control, applies to all humanity.

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Stop the Slander Against the Jewish People

5.28.2020 - Shavuos - While Jews are celebrating, unscrupulous missionaries are spreading a damaging conspiracy theory against Jews and Judaism.

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She Cried When He Screamed, “You’re Not a Jew Anymore”

5.15.2020 - Torah Reading Behar-Bechukosai - If a Jew is intrinsically Jewish, can they ever lose this status?

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She Went to Pray and Ended Up Crying

5.1.2020 - (Torah portion Acharei Mos) -The statement shook her to her core and put her on a path of reexamination.

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His Decision Was Driven By Compassion

4.24.2020 - (Torah portion Tazria-Metzora) - Kohanim are predisposed to love and kindness because they inherited it from Aaron...

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The Jewish Soldier Who Refused to Kneel

4.14.2020 - (Torah portion Shemini) - When Pope Pius the 12th entered the room, everyone kneeled to greet him. Everyone except my father.

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Sacrifices That Remove Pain and Bring Healing

4.2.2020 - (Torah portion Tzav) - With prophetic inspiration, Hosea instructed Jews to offer prayers in place of sacrifices.

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COVID19 and the Reconciling of Distance and Closeness

3.26.2020 - (Torah portion Vayikra) - In these times of “distancing,” it is noteworthy that the word Vayikra can also mean “to come close” to God.

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He Told Me I Was Blind

3.20.2020 - (Torah portion Yayahel-Pekudei) - The accusation that Jews are blind is based on a mistranslation of several verses...

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Purim’s Jewish Response to Coronavirus

3.10.2020 - (Torah portion Ki Tisa) - In addition to medical advice, our sages recommend spiritual protective measures

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Polygraphs, Prophecy and Genealogy

3.6.2020 - (Torah portion Tetzaveh) - Even if the messiah lacks family records, his lineage will be validated by the “Urim V'Tumim" returns.

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I Was Attacked on Campus

2.21.2020 - (Torah portion Mishpatim) - Although some religions teach pacifism, Judaism encourages self-defense and does not require us to “turn t...

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The Day I was Accosted by a Messianic Leader

2.14.2020 - (Torah portion Yisro) - Upon hearing my name, he became agitated and accosted me with an accusation...

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Idolatry and the Reward for Humility

2.7.2020 - (Torah portion Beshalach) - Isaiah says that self-indulging individuals can arrogantly conclude that nothing exists except themselves.

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Tears in The Blink of an Eye

1.31.2020 - (Torah portion Bo) - Our sages say redemption can happen “in the blink of an eye” when totally unexpected...

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The Day I Witnessed a Miracle

1.24.2020 - (Torah portion Va’era) - The Torah cautions against charlatans, magicians, and false prophets...

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How I Survived a Challenge at 35,000 Feet

1.17.2020 - (Torah portion Exodus) - I told him I couldn’t accept the New Testament because it contradicts the Torah.

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