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The Role of Gentiles in Creation

Originally posted on Rabbi Alan Betsalel Friedlander:
The natural state of humankind is to be a Ben Noach. A gentile who observes the laws God gave Adam and Noah. The first 20 generations of humanity had no Jew among them. God made people the way He wanted them to be. But then He added a different…

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Elephants from thin air

These sort of thoughts normally get a bad response. But that’s never stopped me before. For all those who will consider me more an intolerable idiot than before, let me say “bye and all the best to you” from now. I keep hearing from God-rejector and God-fearer alike, even from the "priests" of scientism and …

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ben Noach?

Originally posted on Emuna Trek:
One morning this past week on my way to work I got to pondering about what it meant to me to be a ‘ben Noach’. For those who may be new to my blogs, ‘ben Noach’ is Hebrew for ‘son of Noah’. What is so special about that designation? What…

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I Don’t Seek Heaven – I Seek The Creator

Originally posted on Emuna Trek:
I love our third floor apartment, built on top a large hill, our apartment’s view faces east overlooking the foothills of the great Smokey Mountains. The sunrises are awesome and breathtaking. It in this setting that I spend time in reflecting on my studies and personal communication with the amazing Creator of…

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Nineveh – A Lesson for America

Originally posted on Emuna Trek:
There is a Jewish and a non-Jewish side to the story of Jonah. The story for the most part has been turned into a cute child’s tale about a man and a whale. When in all actuality it is not about a whale for the species of the great fish…

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Supporting evil is a holy duty??? Say what???

It was exasperating. I think that’s the word. Yes, exasperating. Just in case you didn’t know, I don’t live in America. I would say that’s a blessing if the country in which I live and the people in it were qualitatively better. But … ah I don’t know, different dog, same crap! Anyway, it seems …

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The Time of Awakening

Originally posted on Academy of Shem:
I have detailed in previous posts about the problems with the Noahide movement. In this post, I will offer a solution. In order to regain control of the Noahide movement, to wrest authority from the rabbis who have turned it into a Jewish sect (or, in the case of…

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Cognitive Dissonance and Noahide Law

Originally posted on Academy of Shem:
Leon Festinger (1957) proposed cognitive dissonance theory, which states that a powerful motive to maintain cognitive consistency can give rise to irrational and sometimes maladaptive behavior. [From simplypsychology.org] Twenty–eight years ago, when I was studying in the Atlanta Kollel, I had a conversation with one of the rabbis. I discussed…

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God-rejectors: They have nothing!

A number of times I’ve seen either an atheist or, more recently, a muslim, give their reasons for rejecting Torah. I’m not gonna focus on the muslim for now – that’s a whole different world of foolishness right there. I’ll just focus on the atheist. A few claims they hold up against the Torah or …

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There is something missing!

Originally posted on Emuna Trek:
So many of us only read the Scriptures like we read any other book. The Scriptures was not designed to be just read but to be studied and meditated on to draw out their meaning, purpose and application. They have to be constantly studied for the reason shown in the…

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