Tag Archives: Torah

The god of Muslims also the god of Jews and Christians?

It is tempting to have feel-good unity between mainstream Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. But it is not at all possible. The tenets of Christianity and Judaism are quite different from those of Islam. The names of their respective gods are … Continue reading

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Scripture Portion of Week 21: Ki Tisa

Exodus 30:11-34:35 The previous readings described the production of the Tabernacle, furniture, utensils, and clothing of the priest. This portion continues with describing the census tax, anointing oil, and incense. The census tax was a half-shekel, which was between 4.3 … Continue reading

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Scripture Portion of Week 20: Tetzaveh

Exodus 27:20-30:10 The previous reading portion described the tabernacle and some of the furniture. One piece was the menorah, the 7 branched lampstand (25:31-38). In this portion, God instructed the priests to light the menorah daily as “a statute forever” … Continue reading

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Scripture Portion of Week 18: Mishpatim

Exodus 21:1-24:18 The understanding of the Torah (תּוֹרָ֣ה direction, instruction, law) among many New Testament Christians tends to be relegated only to the Ten Commandments that all of Israel heard blasted like thunder from Mount Sinai in chapter 20 of … Continue reading

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Scripture Portion of Week 14: Va’era

Exodus 6:2-9:35 Then Yehovah said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for under compulsion he will let them go, and under compulsion he will drive them out of his land.” – Exodus 6:1 God … Continue reading

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Applicable laws and commandments

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Scripture Portion of Week 13: Shemot

Exodus 1:1-6:1 “Life is a relay race for the truth.” Just as one runner sprints his 100 meters and passes the baton over to the next runner, so do we run the course of our life and pass our knowledge … Continue reading

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