7 09, 2016

A strange view of how to bring the messiah

By |2016-09-07T03:41:31-07:00September 7th, 2016|Thoughts|

  While the concept of a messiah sent to miraculously reorganize civilization and bring peace is not in the Hebrew Bible, it began to be accepted by Jews around the fourth or third century BCE, and later by Christianity. There is no single view as to how the messianic age will occur or when, and [...]

24 01, 2016

The Oral Torah was not revealed at Sinai

By |2016-01-24T12:11:14-07:00January 24th, 2016|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

                                                       The Oral Torah was not revealed at Sinai   One of the fundamental principles of Orthodox Judaism is the belief that there is both a Written and an Oral Torah, both of which were revealed by God to Moses. Quite a few Orthodox rabbis declare that if a Jew does not accept this teaching, [...]