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Rabbi Simcha Pearlmutter – A Voice Cries in the Wilderness

An interview with Rabbi Simcha Pearlmutter in 1989 where he explains the history of Ir Ovot, how Gentiles join Israel via the example of Ruth, and calls all Jews to return home to the Land of Israel in fulfillment of destiny and prophecy.

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Jewish Holidays 2009 (Moedim 5769-5770)

A list of Jewish holidays for Gregorian year 2009 for the moedim (appointed times) 5769-5770, and dates to request off from work from your employer for those in the diaspora (assuming a 9-5 work shift).

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Do you give semicha (Rabbinic Ordination)?

There are certain requirements to be recognized as a rabbi (teacher) within Judaism. One must be Jewish, and and ordained leader of a beit knesset with sufficient knowledge to render halakhic decisions; or an ordained Torah scholar with sufficient knowledge to render halakhic decisions.

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Didache

The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. The Didache in Greek and English. A list of halacha accepted within the communities of HaDerech in the 1st and 2nd Centuries.

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What is HaDerech (Messianic Judaism)?

HaDerech, Hebrew for “The Way,” and in modern times called “Messianic Judaism,” is a sect of Judaism whose adherents, called “Messianic Jews,”¬† “Netzarim,” or even¬† “Christians” by their detractors who wish to separate them from Judaism, are disciples of Rabbi Yeshua ben Yosef mi’Netzaret, and believe that he is the Moshiach (Messiah, Christ) of Israel, […]

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Is it lawful to save the life of a Gentile on Sabbath?

Question: I was wondering if you could possibly shed some light on this: If a goy requires medical treatment on Shabbos, does the Halacha hold that: a) A Jewish doctor is obliged to treat him, b) A Jewish doctor is forbidden to treating him, or c) A Jewish doctor is permitted to treat him, but may refrain from doing so if he so chooses.

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Acts 15:23-29

The ruling of the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15, in Hebrew, Greek, and English, instructing new converts to Judaism from the nations to immediately cease from four activities engaged with idol worship.

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