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Does Noah’s Time Parallel Our Time? פרשת נח, Parashat Noach, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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Watch Video Here The story of Noah is one of the most famous stories in all of the Bible which teach us about obedience and setting a godly example in the midst of a godless society. The Torah tells us how over the course of history, as the children of Adam populated the earth, man continued to overstep the limits...

The Power of the Word of the Living God! Parashat Bereshit, פרשת בראשית, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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The Bible is the Word of the Living God! The Torah, the first five books of the Bible, are awesome from the sense that these are the Word of God, it is profound, and exciting and most importantly it provokes a sense of awe in the power of God. When we see or read something that is exceptional, beyond...

Energy ‘scavenger’ could turn waste heat from fridges and other devices into electricity – A Spiritual Insight

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Watch Video Here Recently scientists published a paper in Science Magazine describing a liquid-state thermocell, a scalable thermoelectric device that is capable of harvesting low-grade heat to generate electricity. They used a thermosensitive crystallization and dissolution process to create a concentration gradient of reduction-oxidation ions. The device itself is a promising technology for cost-effective low grade heat harvesting. This...

Generational Sin, יום כפור, Yom Kippur, Bits of Torah Truths

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Following the death of Nadav and Avihu we see instructions on the ritual for Yom Kippur according to Vayikra / Leviticus 16. In the festival of Yom Kippur, we find a very Torah centric principle concerning the confession of sin, atonement, and forgiveness from God! These narratives establish the concept of the God of Israel as a God of...

Why Do We Read and Study Torah? Introduction 8, New Torah Series, Bits of Torah Truths

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In these introductory sections, we have discussed how studying the Torah helps us to understand (i) The Inerrancy of Scripture, (ii) it is possible to Believe a Lie without Torah, (iii) The problem of Not Believing Moses, (iv) The Spiritual Significance of Anti-Semitism, (v) what it means Christ is the End of the Law? (vi) what is a...

A New Concept in Programmable Synthetic Materials – A Spiritual Insight

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Watch Video Here This latest research describes the development of a multivariate metal organic framework material. Most metal organic framework (MOF) materials contain only one type of metal in the nodes connecting the organic linkers. These multivariate MOFs contain multiple metals, opening the possibility of greater selectivity in absorption and catalytic properties. The paper reports the development of MOF-74...

The Philosophy of Thought and its Effect on Doctrine, Introduction 7, New Torah Series, Bits of Torah Truths

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The word Philosophy (from Greek: φιλοσοφία, philosophia) means the “love of wisdom” and is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Such questions are often posed as problems to be studied or resolved. When studying the Hebrew scriptures, at times one may run across the concept of the “Hebraic mind-set” and...

A Spiritual Stumbling Block, Introduction Part 6, New Torah Series, Bits of Torah Truths

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What does it mean to have a stumbling block or to be a stumbling block to others? The origin of this metaphor is found in the prohibition to not put a stumbling block before the blind in Vayikra / Leviticus 19:14 (יד לֹא-תְקַלֵּל חֵרֵשׁ וְלִפְנֵי עִוֵּר לֹא תִתֵּן מִכְשֹׁל וְיָרֵאתָ מֵּאֱלֹהֶיךָ אֲנִי יְהוָֹה:). We find this command in the...

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 one comes to based upon this...

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 heart of...

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 on in...

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, and the...

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 comparative study...

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 Egypt by...

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 Baal Peor...

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 result, Moshe calls them to come...

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 faith in...

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 that three...

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 / Exodus 19-20...

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 לָאִישׁ גֹּאֵל לְהָשִׁיב הָאָשָׁם אֵלָיו הָאָשָׁם...

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 לְדָן אֲחִיעֶזֶר בֶּן-עַמִּישַׁדָּי: יג לְאָשֵׁר פַּגְעִיאֵל...

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 keep My commandments so as to...

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 from God, it is a gift, it comes by faith, and it is being...

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 לִפְנֵי יְהוָֹה:...

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