Monthly Archives: February 2014

A New Set of Feelings

A New Set of Feelings The heart of the Jew who worships God is filled with emotion. Gratitude, awe, love and reverence for the One who brought everything into existence. Love for the One who knows all and sustains all … Continue reading

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Annelise Responds to Answering Judaism

Annelise Responds to Answering Judaism   In a recent YouTube video, the Christian apologist ‘Answering Judaism’ respectfully responded to two videos by Rabbi Yisroel Blumenthal. I would like to join both men in their desire to bring such topics into … Continue reading

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Did You Ever Hear of Isaac?

Did You Ever Hear of Isaac?   In a pathetic attempt to defend himself from the accusation of having misquoted the Targum, Shapira again displays his incredible ignorance of the Bible ( ).   In my article entitled “The School … Continue reading

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In Good Company

In Good Company Shapira continues to demonstrate his ineptitude. In his latest video ( ) he quotes the Radak as if he interpreted Micah 5:1 as a teaching on the pre-existence of the Messiah. In fact the Radak devotes his … Continue reading

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Reading the Dictionary

Reading the Dictionary   In his latest video ( ) Shapira presents a quotation from the Jastrow Dictionary. He is attempting to prove that the Aramaic word “palach” (or derivatives of that word) must be referring to worship of the … Continue reading

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Innocent Trust

Innocent Trust The following words are not addressed to Tzahi Shapira. These words are also not directed to those religious leaders who endorsed him and presented him to the public as a scholar. I am writing to those who do … Continue reading

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Caleb’s Spirit

Caleb’s Spirit   One of the moist tragic episodes in Israel’s history is described in Numbers 13. The Jewish people sent 12 spies to the land of Israel to reconnoiter the territory. At the conclusion of their mission the spies … Continue reading

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Portal versus Distraction

Portal versus Distraction   The Temple occupies a central place in the theology of Judaism. The climax of the exodus occurred when God’s presence came to dwell in the Tabernacle (Exodus 40:34) and the climax of history will be achieved … Continue reading

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The Angel of the Lord – Excerpt from Council of my Nation

The Angel of the Lord Let us move on now to those passages in which God seems to be interchangeable with an angel. In chapter 18 of Genesis three men appear to Abraham. It turns out that two of these … Continue reading

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The Historical Jesus and the Historicity of the Christian Scriptures

The Historical Jesus and the Historicity of the Christian Scriptures Much ink has been expended in the effort to uncover the historical Jesus. The questions abound. Was Jesus a radical revolutionary against the oppressive Roman Empire or was he a … Continue reading

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