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What is Chametz? (It’s not Yeast)

Chametz is any food that contains wheat, barley, oats, spelt, or rye that has fermented. These particular grains will ferment by themselves in the presence of water. This process can begin in as little as 18 minutes. Obvious foods such as breads, cakes, pastries, pasta, cookies, crackers, pretzels, breaded foods, etc. must be consumed or disposed of before Pesach. However, as we are not permitted to consume, derive a benefit from or possess any chametz we need to look a bit further.

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The Karaite Deception

The Karaite movement’s primary aim in sharing its theology with Messianic Jews, is to prey on anti-orthodox sentiments within the Messianic movement, and get Messianics to legitimize Karaite authority over Messianic believers and promote a rebellion that started with Korach.

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The Sacred Name of G-d

What is the Messiah’s viewpoint on using the sacred name of G-d? Keep it holy.

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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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Understanding Acts 15:23-29 (The Four Prohibitions)

Much of Acts 15, like much of the Acronim Ketuvim, is best understood in context. It is not a maximum list of prohibitions for believers from the nations, but rather is a minimum list with which converts to Judaism need to start with in order to participate in any Jewish community.

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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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