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Meet the Beasts of the Bible

What does the Bible say about cheetahs, hyenas, and giraffes? Why does the prophet Daniel portray various nations as winged lions and three-headed leopards? What is the “unicorn” mentioned in the King James Bible? Rabbi Natan Slifkin, also known as the “Zoo Rabbi,” has spent…

Cheshvan: Great Plenty and Great Power

  Cheshvan does not have any holidays. It is known for the month that King Solomon completed the seven year building of the sanctuary, but it was not celebrated until 11 months later. It is also the month in which the matriarch Rachel died giving…

Bringing in the Hebrew Month of Cheshvan

The Hebrew month of Cheshvan is the second month in the Jewish calendar counting from the New Year (Rosh Hashana). Cheshvan is the only month in the entire Hebrew year in which there is no Jewish holiday, festival or special mitzvah (commandment). Therefore it is also…

The Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu

The Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu reads like an Israeli soldier’s Zionist version of The Diary of Anne Frank: knowing how the story ends before beginning brings a greater appreciation for the thoughts and emotions of the writer. Jonathan “Yoni” Netanyahu was the oldest brother to…

2020 Vision

Can you imagine yourself caught up in an apocalyptic drama? In Roy Neuberger’s compulsively readable novel 2020 Vision, the world doesn’t turn into the 1979 movie Mad Max. Instead, on an ordinary summer day, July 5, 2020, in a matter of moments, the world ceases…

Not Just Another Scenario 2

Rabbi Pinchas Winston, Torah scholar, teacher and author of Survival Guide for the End Of Days among dozens of other books, many with End of Days themes, took a departure from his usual writing style to compose Not Just Another Scenario 2. In Not Just…

Ask Rabbi Tully Bryks: Science and the Bible

  Question: Was the world really created in just 6 days or are scientists correct that it took 13.8 billion years? Rabbi Tully Bryks responds: Since God is the one who created the world, a world which contains all the laws of science and nature,[1]…

Ask Rabbi Tully Bryks: Who is the Messiah?

Question: From Joanne, Hemel Hempstead, England “All the way through the Old Testament, the Jews are awaiting  the arrival of a Messiah. Then Jesus arrives, performs miracles, etc. and many Jews follow him. Why did the rabbis not accept Jesus as the one that they…

Eleh Ezkera: The Midrash of the Ten Martyrs

Eleh Ezkera-The Midrash of the Ten Martyrs is a book published to awaken the masses to atone for their sins. This English volume, with the Hebrew original text (without vowels) on facing pages, brings to life an ancient story for the modern reader. Eleh Ezkera…