10 10, 2019

The origin of Sukkot

By |2019-10-10T22:37:45-07:00October 10th, 2019|Thoughts|

People who pay attention to what they read realize that none of the Jewish holidays are practiced today as the Torah mandates. The rabbis made extensive changes in Torah laws because of changes in human circumstances. I discuss this in detail in my first “Mysteries of Judaism” book. The following is from this book. What [...]

1 10, 2017

The unusual view of Ehrlich about the origin of Sukkot

By |2017-10-01T05:34:56-07:00October 1st, 2017|Thoughts|

  People who pay attention to what they read realize, as I describe in detail in my book “Mysteries of Judaism,” that none of the Jewish holidays are practiced today as the Torah mandates. The rabbis made extensive changes in Torah laws because of changes in human circumstances. What do we know about Sukkot? The [...]

12 10, 2016

A radical theory about Sukkot

By |2016-10-12T23:03:16-07:00October 12th, 2016|Thoughts|

                                                                 A radical theory about Sukkot   People who pay attention to what they read realize that none of the Jewish holidays are practiced [...]

26 09, 2015

Two more radical theories about Sukkot

By |2015-09-26T21:09:41-07:00September 26th, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                         Two more radical theories about Sukkot   I described the origin of Sukkot, the biblical requirements, the way it was celebrated during the days on Nehemiah around 440 BCE that was startlingly different than the Torah instructions, and the radical view of the origin of Sukkot and the Sukkah by Arnold Ehrlich, [...]

23 09, 2015

A radical theory about Sukkot

By |2015-09-23T21:25:10-07:00September 23rd, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                                    A radical theory about Sukkot   People who pay attention to what they read realize that none of the Jewish holidays are practiced today as the Torah mandates. Judaism today is not Torah Judaism but Rabbinic Judaism. The rabbis made extensive changes in Torah laws because of changes in human circumstances. Scholars [...]

15 09, 2015

Sympathetic Magic in Judaism

By |2015-09-15T23:52:48-07:00September 15th, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                                        Sympathetic Magic in Judaism                                   Ancient Jews, like their pagan neighbors believed that angels and demons exist, the first group helping people and the later harming them. They sought ways to control the demons and force them to do their will. They believed that humans have the power not only to control demons but [...]

4 10, 2014

Sukkot: A Radical interpretation

By |2014-10-04T23:25:57-07:00October 4th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                          Sukkot: A Radical interpretation[1]    People who pay attention to what they read realize that none of the Jewish holidays are practiced today as the Torah mandates. The rabbis made extensive changes in Torah laws because of changes in human circumstances. Scholars think that the holidays were originally folk harvest festivals that [...]

28 04, 2013

Sukkot – Unusual Interpretations 23

By |2013-04-28T13:22:24-07:00April 28th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                                           By Israel Drazin   People who pay attention to what they read realize that none of the Jewish holidays are practiced today as the Torah mandates. Judaism today is not Torah Judaism but Rabbinic Judaism. The rabbis made extensive changes in Torah laws because of changes in human circumstances. Scholars think [...]