What was the purpose of the Torah (Moses’ Law)?

Whoever reads the Law of Moses might immediately discern that a strong similarity exists between the laws of Moses and the ancient laws of surrounding nations living around the people of Israel.  This goes to show that the laws of Moses …

Isaiah 53 – The forbidden chapter

The 17th century Jewish historian, Raphael Levi, admitted that long ago the rabbis used to read Isaiah 53 in synagogues, but after the chapter caused "arguments and great confusion" the rabbis decided that the simplest thing would be to…

Did God Kill God?

The question of whether God "killed" Jesus is important, because it affects the way we see the character of God, which in turn affects the way that we relate to him. God didn't “pull the trigger”, or seek the killing of Jesus, but rather…

The Concept of SIN From a Hebrew Perspective

During a friendly “spiritual conversation” with another believer, he said, “I believe we can get to a place where we no longer sin.” While some of us in the modern-day age have become used to thinking of sin as bad practices or actions…

Rabbinic Exclusion of Women vs Jesus

Rabbi Ashi claims that it is permitted to divorce a woman if the gap between her breasts is too large: "This spacing is unsuitable and it is considered a defect which allows to divorce her without rights." Rabbi Baghdadi: "A woman who…