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Years that end in 8

Years that end in 8

Shalom again from Yerushalayim as we advance further day by day into the New Year 5778, which we pray will surely be a Year of Grace and Favor for us and for all Israel. As we prepare now for Yom Kippur this coming Shabbat (and Yom Kippur on Shabbat is itself supremely exalted), I feel it may enhance the sincerity of our prayers and penitence on this holiest of all days in our calendar if we will bear in mind…

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Commonwealth of Israel Reconciliation Convention

Commonwealth of Israel Reconciliation Convention

I have spent this morning at the “Jerusalem Cinematheque”– with its stunning views of Mount Zion — together with around 100 delegates from countries as far afield as Switzerland, Germany  and Holland, USA, Canada, Australia and Congo discussing the reconciliation between the House of Judah and the House of Ephraim and the Ten Lost Tribes prophesied in all the Biblical prophets. “Ephraim” and the “Tribes” were well represented. The pity was that despite months of lobbying of orthodox Jewish rabbis…

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Messiah Bullets

Messiah Bullets

I don’t mind if Hebrews call him Mashiah or Moshiach, or if the English call him Messiah or Anointed. And if the Greeks choose to call him Christos, which in their language means “anointed”, that’s their affair. As long as the real one comes!!! Until he shows himself, I believe we should strive to behave as if he is already here! For the prophets and sages have already given us many teachings about how things will be in the times…

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Everyone talks about God, but when we use that word, are we all talking about the same thing? HaShem is a Hebrew noun that means “The Name”. Ha- is the Hebrew prefix that means “the”, while Shem is the Hebrew word that means “name”, any name or noun. When Jews speak of HaShem, they are talking about THE Name – which they also call the “essential” name of God (SHEM HA-ETZEM), which appears throughout the original Hebrew scriptures, the Torah….

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Will the real Israel please stand up

Will the real Israel please stand up

With everyone bandying terms that carry different meanings for different people, the delicacy of the task of clarifying the truth may be illustrated by considering the term ISRAEL. In the minds of people everywhere, Israel refers to a country in the Middle East, loved or detested, whose problematic existence is widely seen as the key factor obstructing world peace. Traditionally, the term Israel has of course been used in the names of Jewish synagogues and communal organizations of all complexions,…

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