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  • Kal Penn Wants Chuck Schumer Out of Office over Israel Support

    03/08/2018 7:27:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | March 8, 2018 | John Nolte
    Actor and former Obama staffer Kal Penn (Kumar of Harold and Kumar fame) ripped into Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for his support for the state of Israel. Standing before this weeks American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Schumer not only came out in strong defense of Israel but spoke the truth about Arabs not wanting peace with the Jewish state: Now, let me tell you why my view why we dont have peace, because the fact of the matter is that too many Palestinians and too many Arabs do not want any Jewish state in the Middle East....
  • My Quest to Help Americans Rediscover the Bible

    01/11/2018 12:53:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 09, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    I wont make any assumptions about how many readers noticed I took a three-month break from column writing. Nevertheless, I want to explain why. I needed the time to finish the first volume of the biggest project of my life as a writer, a commentary on the first five books of the Bible, or what are called the Torah in Hebrew. The commentary is addressed to people of every faith and, especially, to people of no faith. I have believed all my life that the primary crisis in America and the West is the abandonment of Judeo-Christian values, or, one...
  • Sorry, Rabbi Riskin and Rabbi Greenberg Homosexual relations are not permitted by the Torah

    08/11/2017 5:48:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 10, 2017 | Avrohom Gordimer
    In an interview (in Hebrew) that was sharply criticized even by some rabbis who generally identify with him, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin opined that the Biblical prohibition on homosexual relations only applies to one who voluntarily chooses homosexuality, but that one who considers himself wired as homosexual and feels that he can only experience intimacy with another man is exempt from the prohibition. Rabbi Riskin applied the Talmudic axiom of ones Rachmana patreh that the Torah does not hold one accountable for an involuntary act as his source for this whopper of a heter (halachic leniency). Rabbi Riskins position...
  • The Mission Statement of Judaism

    07/14/2017 10:14:41 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 40 replies
    theyeshiva.com ^ | 7/14/17 | Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson
    The Verse that Says It All A fascinating Midrash credits an isolated verse in this week's Torah portion, Pinchas, with encapsulating the quintessence of Judaism[1]. The Midrash quotes four opinions as to which biblical verse best sums up the ultimate message of Torah. One sage, by the name of Ben Azzai, believed it was the verse in Genesis[2]: "This is the book of the chronicles of man; on the day that G-d created man He created him in the image of G-d." Another sage, by the name of Ben Zoma, holds a different verse to be more central to Jewish...
  • Egypt: Rare Manuscript Discovered in Saint Catherine Monastery

    07/07/2017 7:55:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Asharq Al Aswat ^ | 7/7/17 | Waleed Abdul Rahman
    Cairo- Egypt has announced the discovery of a rare manuscript dating back to the fifth or sixth century at the Saint Catherine Monastery in southern Sinai. Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany said the manuscript was uncovered by monks during restoration works carried out at the monasterys library. The minister highlighted the discoverys importance, as it features medical texts written by the renowned Greek physician Hippocrates, along with three other texts by an anonymous writer. The monastery has a library containing 6,000 manuscripts, among them 600 manuscripts written in Arabic, Greek, Ethiopian, Coptic, Armenian and Syriac dating back to the 4th...
  • FR Weekly Torah: Parashat Vayikra

    03/30/2017 8:31:18 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 27, 2017 | Rabbi Jonah Layman
    Parashat Vayikra / פרשת ויקרא Next read in the Diaspora on 01 April 2017. Parashat Vayikra is the 24th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Leviticus 1:1 - 5:26Next week: Parashat Tzav / פרשת צו Next read in the Diaspora on 08 April 2017. Parashat Tzav is the 25th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36
  • FR Weekly Torah: Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei

    03/26/2017 2:57:40 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | Rabbi Joshua Bittan
    Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei / פרשת ויקהל־פקודי Next read in the Diaspora on 25 March 2017. Torah Portion: Exodus 35:1 - 40:38 This concludes our Shemos (Exodus) -- The Book of Redemption -- readings for the year 5777.
  • FR Weekly Torah: Parashat Ki Tisa - Golden Calf & Depression

    03/16/2017 12:04:25 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 13, 2017 | Rabbi Yitz Wyne
    Parashat Ki Tisa / פרשת כי תשא Next read in the Diaspora on 18 March 2017. Parashat Ki Tisa is the 21st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 30:11 - 34:35Next week: Parashat Vayakhel / פרשת ויקהל Next read in the Diaspora on 25 March 2017. Parashat Vayakhel is the 22nd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 35:1 - 38:20
  • FR Weekly Torah: Parshat Tetzaveh

    03/08/2017 10:48:07 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 7 replies
    Breslov Research Institute - YouTube ^ | Mar 5, 2017 | Breslov Research Institute
    In this week's Torah video, Reb Chaim Kramer discusses the weekly portion, Tetzaveh through the lens of Breslov Chassidut. Learn about the pure oil of the menorah, and the connection regarding the midrash on the nature of the Jewish people which is like an olive tree and olive oil, and more. Reb Chaim explains the problem of assimilation, the many wars against and attacks on the Jews over time, and how the Jewish people miraculously rebuilt themselves again and again. We learn about the kohanim and their special begadim (clothing) and the spiritual correction each item of clothing effected as...
  • Parshas Terumah: "Be Prepared" - Rabbi Aba Wagensberg

    03/03/2017 4:36:14 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/1/2017 | Rabbi Aba Wagensberg
    Parashat Terumah / פרשת תרומה Next read in the Diaspora on 04 March 2017. Parashat Terumah is the 19th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 25:1 - 27:19Next week:Parashat Tetzaveh / פרשת תצוה Next read in the Diaspora on 11 March 2017. Parashat Tetzaveh is the 20th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 27:20 - 30:10
  • FR Weekly Torah Discussion: Parashat Mishpatim

    02/24/2017 3:40:20 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | YIBONEH
    Rabbi Aaron Dovid Poston YIBONEH Midrashiah in Baka, Jerusalem (Video Length: 42m) Ex 21:1 "And these are the judgments that you shall place before them." Parashat Mishpatim / פרשת משפטים Next read in the Diaspora on 25 February 2017. Parashat Mishpatim is the 18th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 21:1 - 24:18Next week: Parashat Terumah / פרשת תרומה Next read in the Diaspora on 04 March 2017. Parashat Terumah is the 19th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 25:1 - 27:19
  • FR Weekly Torah: Parashat Bo

    02/03/2017 12:00:47 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 2 replies
    Hebcal ^ | 3 Feb 2017
    Parashat Bo / פרשת בא Next read in the Diaspora on 04 February 2017. Parashat Bo is the 15th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 10:1 - 13:16 Next: Parashat Beshalach / פרשת בשלח Next read in the Diaspora on 11 February 2017. Parashat Beshalach is the 16th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Exodus 13:17 - 17:16
  • Weekly Torah Portion: Va'era

    01/29/2017 3:22:01 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 25, 2017 | The Temple Institute
    The ten plagues that made G-d's name known in all the world happened many years ago in the land of Egypt. The process they began of bringing the knowledge of G-d's presence and power to all humankind for all generations continues till today. They resound and reverberate every time a Pharaoh arises and says "I do not know Hashem." RABBI CHAIM RICHMAN OF THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE / VIDEO LENGTH ~18m Parashat Vaera / פרשת וארא Torah Portion: Exodus 6:2 - 9:35. Parashat Vaera is the 14th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next: Parashat Bo...
  • The Difficult Road to Redemption | Parshat Shemot

    01/17/2017 12:33:05 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | NetivOnline
    This week we excitedly begin a new book of the Torah. When we read a book, any book, someone might ask us: "What is it about?" It is sometimes difficult to encapsulate a book in a short phrase or comment, but it is a task that forces us to think about the central messages and to examine the storyline of the book in question. This is true about the Torah as well. Many of our sages tried to give titles or themes for the books of Chumash. As we begin Sefer Shemot, we might want to think about the central...
  • Rabbi Minkowicz Weekly Torah Lesson Parsha Vayechi 5777

    01/11/2017 3:23:38 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/9/2017 | Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
    This week the Rabbi answers the question: "How can you live a great life despite all obstacles?" Enjoy this video of what we hope will be a weekly endeavor into spreading the educational words of our Torah. Parashat Vayechi / פרשת ויחי Next read in the Diaspora on 14 January 2017. Parashat Vayechi is the 12th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. This is the final Genesis portion. Torah Portion: Genesis 47:28 - 50:26 Upcoming:Parashat Shemot / פרשת שמות Next read in the Diaspora on 21 January 2017. Parashat Shemot is the 13th weekly Torah...
  • Jews, Arabs, And Saving Gentiles (Jewish Caucus)

    12/14/2016 1:22:22 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 2, 2016 | Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi
    Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi lectures on whether or not it's permissible to save a dying non-Jew on Shabbat. This is a Jewish caucus thread. If you don't consider yourself a Jew, don't post in this thread. No 'witnessing' will be tolerated, so if you aren't a Jew and wish to participate in this thread, send me a FReepmail and I'll ping you to the thread. Caucus rules are here.
  • A Torah Scholar Helps Explain the Age Of Foolishness

    10/05/2016 12:31:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 5, 2016 | JONATHAN B. COE
    Maybe it takes a Torah scholar and religious Jew to help us understand the roots of the inverted values that animate Western civilization. For over ten years, author and radio talk show host Dennis Prager taught the first five books of the Bible verse-by-verse at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. According to Prager there is no greater concept in the Torah than that of distinction, or, put another way, the clear separation God makes between certain things: God and man, animal and human, life and death, sacred and profane, good and evil, male and female. He even...
  • Researchers Reconstruct Early Version of Old Testament Text From Burned Scroll

    09/27/2016 10:46:48 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ
    From a charred Hebrew scroll, researchers resurrected one of the earliest known versions of the Old Testament using a new digital reconstruction technique that may prove invaluable in revealing words from other previously unreadable finds, said scientists who plan to make the imaging software freely available. In research published in Science Advances Wednesday, computer analysts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington detailed the technology they used to reveal text within a roll of parchment reduced to charcoal in a burning synagogue 1,500 years ago, virtually unwrapping the scroll without ever actually touching the artifact. While important to archaeologists, the...
  • Yemeni Jew arrested for saving ancient Torah

    03/24/2016 12:34:59 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/24/2016 | Ari Yashar
    After 19 Jews were airlifted out of wartorn Yemen in a secret operation on Sunday, bringing with them an 800-year-old Torah scroll, a Jewish man still in Yemen has been jailed on charges of helping "smuggle" the ancient Torah, according to reports. The Jewish Chronicle on Thursday said it has learned that in addition to the Jew, a Muslim airport worker was also arrested, and accused of deliberately letting the community's rabbi leave with the Torah scroll which Yemeni lawmakers consider to be the property of Yemen, even though it is a religious artifact of the ancient Jewish community. Israeli-American...
  • Orthodox Judaism Opposes Human Rights

    02/15/2016 4:39:58 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 32 replies
    Weltanschaaung Kampf ^ | 2/12/'16 | Yehoishophot Oliver
    The words that we use matter. When we speak using terms from Torah, our intention is clear. We believe that Torah is the source of our moral values. But once we start using English terms and ideas, we enter a dangerous philosophical minefield. We use words thinking that we’re expressing Torah ideas, but without realizing it, we are employing secular ideas as well. One prime example is "human rights." People use this term as if it's some kind of innate, obvious Truth, yet they fail to explain why it is so. Where oh where do these "human rights" come from...