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Christ is the End of the Law? What does that Mean? Introduction 5, New Torah Series, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch video here Many people today believe that Jesus (Yeshua) came to do away with the law based in part on what Paul wrote according to Romans 10:4. The question for us today though is “what does that mean exactly that Christ is the End of the Law?” What are the general conclusions that...

The Spiritual Significance of Anti-Semitism, Introduction Part 4, New Torah Series, Bits of Torah Truths

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Back in 2018 in the United States of America in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania there was a massacre at the Tree of Live Congregation in which eleven Jewish people lost their lives at the hand of a lone gunman. Reports of witnesses that lived said the gunman had shouted “All Jews must die!” There was a hatred in the...

The Significance of Not Believing Moses, Introduction Part 3, New Torah Series, Bits of Torah Truths

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These are very important questions in regards to our faith, “What is the significance of believing in Moshe?” “Why is it so important for us to study/apply the Torah to our lives?” and “Why did God choose Moshe as a redeemer?” These things sit at the root of the doctrinal and theological problems that we see going...

Believing the Lie without Torah, Introduction 2, New Torah Series, Bits of Torah Truths

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The Truth is the most precious thing! In our world, everyone is searching for something. Human beings are driven by a quest for meaning, and they find meaning when they know the truth and live by it. This is one of the fundamental reasons why Yeshua said according to John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth,...

The Inerrancy of Scripture, New Torah Series, Introduction, Part 1, Bits of Torah Truth

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When we think about the inerrancy of the Scriptures, we are considering the idea of the truthfulness of the Scriptures. Biblical inerrancy carries with it the idea that the pages of Scripture in their original form are without fault. Note, this is in the sense of looking at the original manuscripts, we are able to make a...

Obedience is Related to both the Torah and the New Covenant, מטות ומסעי פרשיות, Parshiyot Mattot and Massei, Bits of Torah Truths

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Parashat Mattot begins with a retelling of the journey made from Egypt to the boarder of the promised Land, this descriptions begins in Bamidbar / Numbers 33:1, א   אֵלֶּה מַסְעֵי בְנֵי-יִשְֹרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר יָצְאוּ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם לְצִבְאֹתָם בְּיַד-מֹשֶׁה וְאַהֲרֹן: 33:1 These are the journeys of the sons of Israel, by which they came out from the land of...

Impurity that Proceeds from the Heart, a Torah Perspective, פרשת פינחס, Parashat Pinchas, Bits of Torah Truths

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This week’s Torah Portion opens with Pinchas being rewarded for his act of zealousness for the Lord God of Israel. Pinchas was then appointed as a Kohen (Priest). Although a grandson to Aharon, he was not included in the original selection of Kohanim.  Bilam had told the Midianites how to destroy Israel by sinning against God at...

Being guilty of Slander and the Fiery Serpent, בלק חקת פרשת, Parshiot Chukat and Balak, Bits of Torah Truths

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The narrative in this week’s Torah portion lays out a very important principle about having faith and being saved. Parashat Chukat opens with the laws of becoming unclean by touching the dead and how to become ritually pure. (Bamidbar / Numbers 19:1-22) We are told that Moshe’s sister (Miriam) dies (20:1). Moshe and Aaron sin before the Lord by...

Have You Ever Been Told Judaism doesn’t Believe in Hell?, פרשת קרח, Parashat Korach, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here Parashat Korach provides us with a story of a power struggle between Moshe, Aaron, and Korach, Datan, Aviram, and Reuben. Moshe had heard Korach and these men were upset, claiming that Moshe and Aaron had made themselves to be kings due to their overseeing the services in the Tabernacle. As a...

The greatness of God is Coupled to His Attribute of Goodness, פרשת שלח לך, Parashat Shelach Lecha, Bits of Torah Truths

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In This week’s Torah Portion, Moshe sends a delegation into the Promised Land to spy out the land of Canaan in order to see the kind of people and the kind of land they will encounter. Following the spies return examining the land for 40 days, the men gave a bad report which demonstrated their lack of...

Corrupting an Entire Congregation, בהעלתך פרשת, Parashat Behaalotcha, Bits of Torah Truths

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In this week’s Torah portion we read the following, Bamidbar / Numbers 10:33-36, וַיִּסְעוּ֙ מֵהַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה דֶּ֖רֶךְ שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת יָמִ֑ים וַאֲר֨וֹן בְּרִית־יְהוָ֜ה נֹסֵ֣עַ לִפְנֵיהֶ֗ם דֶּ֚רֶךְ שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת יָמִ֔ים לָת֥וּר לָהֶ֖ם מְנוּחָֽה׃ 10:33 They marched from the mountain of the LORD a distance of three days. The Ark of the Covenant of the LORD traveled in front of them on...

The Revelation of the Spirit, שני של שבועות, Sheni Shel Shavuot, Bits of Torah Truths

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The Rabbis explain to us that in every generation, each person should consider himself as having personally received God’s Word at the Mountain of Sinai. In the synagogue, on the days of Shavuot (two days in the diaspora), the Torah scroll is removed from the Ark. On the first day, the reading is taken from Shemot /...

Sinning against a fellow man breaks faith with the Lord God, נשא פרשת, Parashat Naso, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here This week’s Torah portion begins by stating the following, Bamidbar / Numbers 5:6-8, ה וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָֹה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר: ו דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל אִישׁ אוֹ-אִשָּׁה כִּי יַעֲשֹוּ מִכָּל-חַטֹּאת הָאָדָם לִמְעֹל מַעַל בַּיהוָֹה וְאָשְׁמָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא: ז וְהִתְוַדּוּ אֶת-חַטָּאתָם אֲשֶׁר עָשֹוּ וְהֵשִׁיב אֶת-אֲשָׁמוֹ בְּרֹאשׁוֹ וַחֲמִישִׁתוֹ יֹסֵף עָלָיו וְנָתַן לַאֲשֶׁר אָשַׁם לוֹ: ח וְאִם-אֵין...

The Scriptures, Truth, and Deception, פרשת במדבר, Parashat Bamidbar , Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In Parashat Bamidbar, we read the following, Bamidbar / Numbers 1:5-15, ה וְאֵלֶּה שְׁמוֹת הָאֲנָשִׁים אֲשֶׁר יַעַמְדוּ אִתְּכֶם לִרְאוּבֵן אֱלִיצוּר בֶּן-שְׁדֵיאוּר: ו לְשִׁמְעוֹן שְׁלֻמִיאֵל בֶּן-צוּרִישַׁדָּי: ז לִיהוּדָה נַחְשׁוֹן בֶּן-עַמִּינָדָב: ח לְיִשָּׂשֹכָר נְתַנְאֵל בֶּן-צוּעָר: ט לִזְבוּלֻן אֱלִיאָב בֶּן-חֵלֹן: י לִבְנֵי יוֹסֵף לְאֶפְרַיִם אֱלִישָׁמָע בֶּן-עַמִּיהוּד לִמְנַשֶּׁה גַּמְלִיאֵל בֶּן-פְּדָהצוּר: יא לְבִנְיָמִן אֲבִידָן בֶּן-גִּדְעֹנִי: יב...

The Talmud gives credence to the NT idea of believing upon Yeshua for the forgiveness of sins! בהר ובחקתי פרשת, Parshiyot Behar and Bechukotai, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here This week’s Torah portion opens with Vayikra / Leviticus 26:3-5 saying, ג אִם-בְּחֻקֹּתַי תֵּלֵכוּ וְאֶת-מִצְוֹתַי תִּשְׁמְרוּ וַעֲשִֹיתֶם אֹתָם: ד וְנָתַתִּי גִשְׁמֵיכֶם בְּעִתָּם וְנָתְנָה הָאָרֶץ יְבוּלָהּ וְעֵץ הַשָּׂדֶה יִתֵּן פִּרְיוֹ: ה וְהִשִּׂיג לָכֶם דַּיִשׁ אֶת-בָּצִיר וּבָצִיר יַשִּׂיג אֶת-זָרַע וַאֲכַלְתֶּם לַחְמְכֶם לָשֹֹבַע וִישַׁבְתֶּם לָבֶטַח בְּאַרְצְכֶם: 26:3 ‘If you walk in My statutes and...

Turning the other cheek, אמר פרשת, Parashat Emor, Bits of Torah Truths

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This week’s Torah portion contains the verse that states “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” Bible scholars generally interpret "eye for eye," as being derived from the ancient Babylonian Code of Hammurabi, as a restriction on retaliation for personal injuries meaning that one was only to take an eye for an eye. Most people...

Avodah Zara, Sacrificing to Demons, and the Day of Atonement, וקדשים אחרי מות פרשת,Parashat Acharei Mot–Kedoshim, Bits of Torah Truths

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This week’s Torah Portion opens with instructions on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), described in Vayikra / Leviticus 16. This holiday is practiced today along with the preceding month of repentance (the month of Elul), the sixth month of the Hebrew year, which immediately precedes Rosh Hashanah. The month of Elul has no specific importance in the Torah...

Bringing Uncleanness Into What is Sacred, פרשת תזריע ומצרע, Parshiyot Tazria and Metzora, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here Searching the Torah, the word קֹדֶשׁ meaning “holiness” appears in the book of Vayikra / Leviticus 48 times. קֹדֶשׁBereshit / Genesis 3 XShemot / Exodus 31 XVayikra / Leviticus 48 XBamidbar / Numbers 16 XDevarim / Deuteornomy 6 X Holiness is something that we receive...

The Testing of our Faith and the Sacred Name, פרשת שמיני, Parashat Shemini, Bits of Torah Truths

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In this week’s Torah portion we read about the priests Nadav and Avihu dying before the Lord, the Masoretic Text states the following, Vayikra / Leviticus 10:1-3, א וַיִּקְחוּ בְנֵי-אַהֲרֹן נָדָב וַאֲבִיהוּא אִישׁ מַחְתָּתוֹ וַיִּתְּנוּ בָהֵן אֵשׁ וַיָּשִֹימוּ עָלֶיהָ קְטֹרֶת וַיַּקְרִיבוּ לִפְנֵי יְהוָֹה אֵשׁ זָרָה אֲשֶׁר לֹא צִוָּה אֹתָם: ב וַתֵּצֵא אֵשׁ מִלִּפְנֵי יְהוָֹה וַתֹּאכַל אוֹתָם וַיָּמֻתוּ...

Knowing before Whom We Stand, פרשת פסח, Parashat Pesach, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here While studying the Torah and the Apostolic Writings, we learn how the greater meaning of the Tabernacle is found in the idea that man is to sanctify the Lord God of Israel in his heart each day. When the Lord God Almighty declared His Name to Moshe, he said the phrase...

Disqualifying the Sacrifice of Atonement in Yeshua?, צו פרשת, Parashat Tzav, Bits of Torah Truths

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In this week’s Torah Portion, Parashat Tzav, the Lord God instructs Moshe, Aaron, and his sons on the sacrifices. The Torah states in Vayikra / Leviticus 7:1, א וְזֹאת תּוֹרַת הָאָשָׁם קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים הוּא: 7:1 And this is the instruction of the guilt offering it is a holy of holies. (NASB) Here the Hebrew text states הָאָשָׁם קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים...

Our Salvific Work is of God, פרשת ויקרא, Parashat Vayikra, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here There is a very important message that is being told in the book of Vayikra / Leviticus that comes to light as we continue to study the Torah year after year. The book of Leviticus opens on the bringing of a sacrifice due to various sins. These words in the opening...

Resting in Messiah and the Meaning of the Shabbat, ופקודי פרשיות ויקהל, Parshiyot Vayak’hel and Pekudei, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here Parashat Vayak’hel opens with Moshe instructing the people on the Shabbat saying the following, Shemot / Exodus 35:1-3, א וַיַּקְהֵל מֹשֶׁה אֶת-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם אֵלֶּה הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר-צִוָּה יְהוָֹה לַעֲשֹת אֹתָם: ב שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תֵּעָשֶֹה מְלָאכָה וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי יִהְיֶה לָכֶם קֹדֶשׁ שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן לַיהוָֹה כָּל-הָעֹשֶֹה בוֹ מְלָאכָה יוּמָת: ג לֹא-תְבַעֲרוּ...

Without the Lord there is no Hope, כי תשא פרשת, Parashat Ki Tisa, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here This week’s Torah portion (Parashat Ki Tisa) speaks of the Children of Israel sinning with the golden calf. This happened while Moshe went up the mountain of Sinai and spent forty days and forty nights on the mountain. The people had become restless and they insisted that Aaron build them a...

Sacrifice and Eternal Life, פרשת תצוה, Parashat Tetzaveh, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch video here In Shemot / Exodus 25:8 we read the Lord God saying, "Let them make for me a sanctuary that I may dwell in their midst" (ח וְעָשֹוּ לִי מִקְדָּשׁ וְשָׁכַנְתִּי בְּתוֹכָם). The Hebrew word for "sanctuary" is mikdash (מקְדָּשׁ), which is derived from the root word kadash (קָדַשׁ) meaning "to be set apart as sacred." A mikdash...

The Hebrew Word for Altar, פרשת תרומה, Parashat Terumah, Bits of Torah Truths

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According to the Rabbinic literature, the Hebrew word for Altar (מזבח) is an acronym for four Hebrew words referring to forgiveness (מְחִילָה), merit (זכות), blessing (ברוך), and life (חיי). (Rabbeinu Bahya, on Shemot / Exodus 27:1) מזבחמְחִילָהזכותברוךחיי The giving of the Torah at Sinai incorporated the giving of the altar...

Socialism and the Bible, פרשת משפטים, Parashat Mishpatim, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here The opening verses from this week’s Torah portion begin stating the following in Shemot / Exodus 21:1-10 saying, וְאֵ֙לֶּה֙ הַמִּשְׁפָּטִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר תָּשִׂ֖ים לִפְנֵיהֶֽם׃ 21:1 These are the rules that you shall set before them: כִּ֤י תִקְנֶה֙ עֶ֣בֶד עִבְרִ֔י שֵׁ֥שׁ שָׁנִ֖ים יַעֲבֹ֑ד וּבַ֨שְּׁבִעִ֔ת יֵצֵ֥א לַֽחָפְשִׁ֖י חִנָּֽם׃ 21:2 When you acquire a Hebrew...

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