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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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The Red Heifer and the Blameless Mashiach

I was once asked by an orthodox rabbi:

“provide a verse which says that Messiah will be sinless”

I showed him Numbers 19:2:
This is the statute of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying: Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer, faultless, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke.

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The Precious Blood

In this brief article, I want to touch on this inexhaustible subject of the Blood of our Savior, what makes it so precious and why it has a power as infinite as the One who shed it. I will also show some ELS (Equadistant-letter-sequences) on the blood as found in the Torah…

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The End-Time Distraction

Worrying about the future, living in fear of what might happen takes our focus away from the present…and, in extreme cases, can actually cause us to violate one of the basic precepts of Torah: Being a light to the world.

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Lashon Hara

I would like to bring attention to the issue of our speech. It seems there are cases where we openly attack other believers in the Messiah. Be they called Christians, Messianic Jews, Messianic Believers, Believers, we should not make disparaging comments about what they are called, we should not take pot shots as to their faith.

The most common, and perhaps the most serious speech problem is lashon hara, literally, “evil talk.”

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The Yoke and Burden of Messiah, and Moses

What are the heavy burdens that Yeshua says the Pharisees were tying up and placing on men’s shoulders? What is a yoke and burden according to Torah? It’s not about keeping Torah, or tradition. The burden that is too heavy to bear, according to Torah, is the responsibility of learning, knowing, and deciding halacha for yourself and others – alone, without help.

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The Purpose of the Tabernacle

I wanted to clarify the purpose of the Tabernacle, and later the Temple, since many seem to be confused as to what it’s purpose was, and what it will be in the future when it is built again.

The purpose of the Temple is for G-d to dwell with man.

It was not to provide atonement for sin. That was not its function. Instead it is because we are unclean, and sinful, and G-d who is holy can not dwell with unclean and sinful man, that atonement for us is required as we “draw near” to G-d. In fact the Hebrew word for “drawing near” is the same as “making a sacrifice.”

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Obedience and Distance to HaShem are Related

The further we are away from HaShem, the more we cut off ourselves from greater and greater opportunities of obedience to Him.

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Torah 101 – The Torah is One Commandment

The Torah is simple, yet complex. It is considered one commandment, and if you break one commandment of Torah, you break them all. How, and what does this mean?

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What is the Torah?

The word Torah has become increasingly popular in recent years partly due to the Hebrew Roots movement in Christianity and partly due to Kabbalah interest in the Media. Unfortunately overuse of the term has only served to add to the confusion. Part of the problem is that these modern writers can’t make sense of how Jewish writers are using the term.

We thought it would be good to take a moment and thoroughly define what Torah means so it doesn’t become just another buzz word in religious rhetoric. We hear questions all the time: “What is the Torah?” “Where did it come from?” “How does the Torah differ from the Bible?” In the rest of this article we will try to give a good introduction to Torah and how it plays a part in our lives.

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