Author Archive: hesedyahu

Who is a “child of Noah?”

A bit of a basic question, who is a “child of Noah” or a “descendent of Noah”? This is the translation of a Hebrew term that sounds like “ben Noah.” As I’m not a Jew or even pretending to be one, I’ll just stick to the English, “child of Noah” or “descendent of Noah.” Now …

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Close to a Jew; far from the Gentile

Because this commandment that I’m commanding you today, it isn’t out of your reach or ability and it’s not far away. It’s not in the sky [for you] to say, “Who shall go up sky-ward for us and take it for us and we hear it and do it?” It’s not across the ocean [for …

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Being Godly Without Giving up Identity

Originally posted on Emuna Trek:
Before I get started, this blog is my opinion in what I see, I am not an expert. It is intended for those that are not of the Jewish faith. I had to take a step back and re-look and question some things, I began to see things in the…

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The personal side of Dinim

Just so you know, throughout this article, I’ll be referring to the seven commandments as “7M.” If it’s not been stressed to you, then let me share with you a point of view. Remember, this is just my point of view. I’m not an authority or an expert. Again, I am not an authority or …

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Are the Seven Commandments Religious or Secular? – Part 2

So Elisheva Barre, one of the voices who had a strong formative role in my learning of the Seven Commandments, chose to shove her head into my cogitations … And I’m glad she did. Now, have no doubt: just because I respect the woman quite highly, her work being very influential in my development in …

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Are the Seven Commandments Religious or Secular?

Someone asked me whether the seven commandments were religious or secular. I was in a group so more than one person could respond. I chose to go with the dictionary definitions of “religious” and “secular” and drew the conclusion, again, that the seven commandments, the seven basic laws, were secular. Let me just show the …

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“The Bitter Root” – available as paperback and in many places

Just to let you know that my book “The Apostle Paul – Saul of Tarsus: The Bitter Root” is now available for the Amazon Kindle. It can be found at: Check it out and share it with others who are interested in how Paul routinely misuses the Jewish Bible. Also if you want it, the …

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Off-topic: My first ebook

At long last, I take great pleasure in announcing the publishing of my first ebook. It’s called “The Apostle Paul – Saul of Tarsus: The Bitter Root.” It can be found on Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/756981. The book description is as follows: “Going through the vast majority, if not all, of the apostle Paul’s usages of verses …

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An Open Letter to a Potential “Ger” – by Jim

Originally posted on 1000 Verses – a project of Judaism Resources:
Dear Philip, At the end of our lunch the other day, you excitedly informed me that you had discovered a new group of non-Jews that believe in the God of Israel and in the authority of the Torah, a group that calls themselves Gerim. I…

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Open Letters from Rabbis about Katz and Clorfene

As would be fairly common knowledge now, a group of rabbis, with the permission of rabbi Yoel Schwartz, have denounced the teachings of rabbis Katz and Clorfene. I’ve been asked to share the letters so here they are. Open Letter from Rabbis Open Letter from Rabbi Moshe Weiner Rabbi Schwartz on David Katz

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