Spiritual Satiation: Something Required of the Soul

Spiritual Satiation: Something Required of the Soul

This post is dedicated to the memory of the three Jewish youths murdered in Eretz Yisrael – Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach. May HaShem comfort their families in their time of mourning and bring about justice on their behalf.  Something Required of the Soul The year was 2005. I was a senior in high school and very active in multiple Christian ministries, but […]

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Leviticus 19 Misconceptions: Tattoo Teshuva & Patchy Piety

Leviticus 19 Misconceptions: Tattoo Teshuva & Patchy Piety

Have you ever seen an observant Jewish person with tattoos on their arms? How about a observant Jewish man with no beard? Though these types of things may seem odd to you, they’re no cause for alarm. They’re actually fine according to both Torah as well as various oral traditions. Misconception: Having a tattoo is against Torah.  I’ve heard far too many horror stories about […]

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The 10 Principles of Faith According to Karaite Sage Yehudah Hadassi (Part 2) – Eli Shmuel

Israeli Karaite Jewish personality, Eli Shmuel, outlines Principles 6-10 of the Jewish faith of Yehudah Hadassi – a set of principles that pre-date the 13 Articles of Maimonides. 

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Is There Significance in Family Burial Plots in the Bible?

Is There Significance in Family Burial Plots in the Bible?

Jewish Burial Plots in the Bible As many of you know, I’m a weirdo and am interested in things like death and burial. While I am an advocate for green burial (also known as “natural burial” – burial without embalming, burial vaults/grave liners, sealed caskets or any other non-biodegradable materials), I am still an advocate for family/community burial plots. These plots not only serve a […]

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