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Identifying the Teachers of the Law – excerpt from: The Council of My Nation

Identifying the Teachers of the Law This brings us to the final function that Eternal Israel performs in relation to the Law, namely the identification of her leaders. The teachers of the Law serve as a crucial component in Israel’s … Continue reading

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Hope

Hope Being a Jew is all about hope. A hope that the day will come when the world will be what it was meant to be. A world where nation does not lift sword against nation, a world that declares … Continue reading

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When He Smote Egypt and Our Houses He Saved

When He Smote Egypt and Our Houses He Saved The Holiday of Passover is so called because God passed over (pasach) our houses when He smote the Egyptians with the plague of the firstborn and He saved our houses (Exodus … Continue reading

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Timeless Teaching

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Chanukah – Isaiah 2:5

Chanukah – Isaiah 2:5 The celebration of Chanukah was instituted after prophecy had already ceased from the community of Israel. The religious leadership of the people established this holiday as an expression of thanksgiving to God that is to last … Continue reading

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The Talmud – excerpt from The Council of My Nation

Another activity through which God preserves the unified national consciousness is the living discussion. Through participation in the ongoing living discussion, a discussion that spans the centuries and millennia, the individual Jew joins with the national consciousness of the eternal … Continue reading

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Cry of Grace

Cry of Grace The haftora that we read on Channuka ends with an rebuke to Zerubavel’s opponents. “Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubavel (you will) become a plain. He will bring out the cornerstone, with cheers of ‘grace, … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Vow

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Mourners of Zion

Mourners of Zion The three weeks; from the 17th of Tammuz until the 9th of Av, were designated by the spiritual leadership of Eternal Israel as a time of mourning for the destruction of the Temple. The fact is that … Continue reading

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Why I am a Jew – a video by Rabbi Sacks

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