13 05, 2018

The current observance of Shavuot is not biblical

By |2018-05-13T04:50:02-07:00May 13th, 2018|Thoughts|

The current observance of Shavuot has no relationship to its biblical ancestor and doesn’t even occur at the same time.[1] Very few people know the truth about this day. Most Jews think Shavuot recalls the day the Torah was revealed to the Israelites during the days of Moses. This is not true. This significance was given [...]

2 04, 2018

Senator Lieberman teaches the value of Torah law

By |2018-04-02T13:48:25-07:00April 2nd, 2018|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

Senator Joe Lieberman and Rabbi Ari D. Kahn offer readers fifty essays in “With Liberty and Justice.”[1] The number is built on the brilliant rabbinical idea to connect the holidays of Passover and Shavuot by instituting the practice of counting 49 days between the two holidays (changing the biblical requirement to count seven full weeks), [...]

24 05, 2017

The current Shavuot is not a biblical holiday

By |2017-05-24T03:19:10-07:00May 24th, 2017|Thoughts|

The following essay is from my book "Mysteries of Judaism" in which I pointed out that all the biblical holidays were changed. In "Mysteries of Judaism II: How the Rabbis and Others Changed Judaism," I describe Maimonides' view that the Torah wanted the Israelites to change what is in the Torah. For example, he writes [...]

14 04, 2017

Counting the Omer is not a biblical practice

By |2017-04-14T06:30:26-07:00April 14th, 2017|Thoughts|

The following is chapter 8 in my book "Mysteries of Judaism." My followup book "Mysteries of Judaism II: Why the rabbis and others changed Judaism" is arriving in the US within days. If you want either book and agree to write a review and post it on amazon, even if the review is short, I [...]

14 05, 2015

The truth about Shavuot the non-biblical holiday

By |2015-05-14T05:56:49-07:00May 14th, 2015|Thoughts|

             The holiday of Shavuot occurs next week. I think readers may be interested in what I revealed about Shavuot in my book “Mysteries of Judaism,” in which I showed that none of the biblical holidays are observed today as mandated in the Torah.                                                  The truth about Shavuot the non-biblical holiday   [...]

3 04, 2015

The Strange Biblical Mandate to Count Weeks

By |2015-04-03T15:12:27-07:00April 3rd, 2015|Thoughts|

  This article appeared in my book “Mysteries of Judaism” where I point out that all the biblical holidays were changed radically by the early Israelites, Pharisees, and later rabbis. The following practice is an example of such a change.  I am repeating it here because the practice will begin this week on the second [...]

22 05, 2014

Shavuot: Its Name Does Not Fit Its Current Role

By |2014-05-22T04:02:23-07:00May 22nd, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                                     Shavuot:                                                         Its Name Does Not Fit Its Current Role   None of the holidays mentioned in the Bible are observed today as the Bible mandates they should be observed. I point this out in my recent book “Mysteries of Judaism” where I examine each holiday. The following is my chapter on the [...]

13 04, 2014

The biblical law to count weeks, while Jews count days

By |2014-04-14T08:24:20-07:00April 13th, 2014|Thoughts|

                        The biblical law to count weeks, while Jews count days[1]   The ancient religious Jewish group called Pharisees, who existed from about 320 BCE until 70 CE, and the rabbis who followed them changed all of the biblical holidays and practices in some ways. Let’s look at the law mandating counting, called in Hebrew [...]

10 05, 2013

The Secret of Shavuot

By |2013-05-10T07:14:19-07:00May 10th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                                                                                By Israel Drazin   No Jewish holiday is practiced today as the Bible mandates. Shavuot, called Pentecost in English, is a good example. The current observance of the holiday has no relationship to its biblical ancestor and doesn’t even occur at the same time.[1] Very few people know the truth about this day. [...]

27 06, 2012

The Secret of Shavuot

By |2012-08-03T05:43:02-07:00June 27th, 2012|Thoughts|

                                                                                                                                                                     By Israel Drazin   No Jewish holiday is practiced today as the Bible mandates. Shavuot, called Pentecost in English, is a good example. The current observance of the holiday has no relationship to its biblical ancestor and doesn’t even occur at the same time.[1] Very few people know the truth about [...]