Stumped On Jewish Roots

“In this bright future, you can’t forget your past.”  – Bob Marley With the rise of technology that allows scientists to compare the DNA of different groups of people, many people have been on a mission to find out more and more about themselves based on their genetics. With the Jewish people, this has a certain spiritual significance as they try and reunite what has […]

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Just a Simple Hebrew Okie

As I try and help shed some light on the spiritual wisdom found in the Torah to the masses, I have a confession to make to all of you: I’m kind of an idiot. While I’ve studied Torah and have read multiple volumes of different holy books, much of my perspective comes from being a perpetual student who is constantly learning; but the more I […]

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A Kosher Tattoo?

There was a post on Facebook today being spread around by some friends that sparked a little bit of conservation between a fellow Karaite brother and myself. First off, here is the picture:  While I agree that getting a tattoo about the abominable nature of homosexual bedroom behavior is hilarious because tattoos themselves are forbidden by the same book of the Bible, the discussion that my […]

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Making Blessings While Blessing Make You

Call me old fashioned, but one thing that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside is when I actually see people in restaurants stop and “say grace” before they eat. It means that these people actually make it a point to stop and thank God for the food they are about to eat no matter who might be watching. I used to work with a […]

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I Don’t Eat Kosher. I Eat Food.

While I was in college, I held many part-time jobs that allowed me to come in contact with many people I normally would not have come in contact with. While I was working at a printer cartridge re-manufacturing store, around the same time I was really shifting away from Christian thought and more into a Hebraic perspective of the Scriptures, I was fortunate enough to have a […]

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“I’m Shutting Down Applebee’s, So Don’t Be A Dingus.”

If you were to ask someone who doesn’t keep Shabbat when Shabbat starts, even if they were knowledgeable of other cultures, they’d probably tell you that it starts Friday night at sundown. While this seems fairly feasible, if you were to ask someone who keeps Shabbat when Shabbat starts for them, they’d probably tell you that it starts Friday afternoon, Friday morning, or even possibly Thursday or […]

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Gay Marriage: Chill Out, People

Ok, this is my chance to be political and religious without being political or religious. I hope you enjoy. Right now, the Christian right is claiming that the institution of marriage is under attack through many state’s attempts to legalize same-sex marriage. They are claiming that homosexuals should not be able to be married because it is a perversion and goes against the will of […]

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I Couldn’t Care Less, But You Couldn’t Tell More

A day in the life of a marketing content writer can be very fun and entertaining, but there are other days when this is not as much the case. Though I greatly enjoy writing about companies with products or services of which I’m personally excited or that are even close to my heart, for every one of those, there are at least five to ten […]

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“Saying You’re Sorry” ≠ Repentance

It is my theory that the reason why Christians see observant Jews as being so diametrically opposed to them because of their commitment to the Torah is, for the most part, dependent on the translation of one word linked to a theological concept.  This word/concept is: תשובה  – pronounced like “teshuvah.”  In English Bibles, this term is typically translated as “repentance.” While the word in its entirety shows up […]

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God is One. I Am Not.

It is common for people, especially Americans, to sell short the Oneness of our Creator. At face value, the concept doesn’t seem all that exciting. There is only one God; big whoop, right? It is with this grade-school mindset of God’s Oneness that I would like to tackle and dismantle this description of God that has most likely made you bored of this post already.  […]

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