Did Jesus Contradict the Torah’s Commandments?

Bible teachers often make a simple mistake of presenting the teachings of Yeshua in antithesis to the Torah of Moses. Since we assume that the Gospel replaced the Torah (and that the New Covenant replaced the Old Covenant), we misread the teaching of Yeshua to support that wrong assumption. We mistakenly suppose that Yeshua came to replace the Torah, or at least to correct it. … Continue reading Did Jesus Contradict the Torah’s Commandments?

Parashat Noach / פרשת נח

STUDY GUIDE NOACH (CHAPTERS 6:9-11:32) SUMMARY OF THE TORAH PORTION Noah is deemed righteous enough to be spared from the impending destruction of the wicked world; God tells him about the upcoming flood and commands him to build an ark; Noah gathers his family and animals into the ark in accordance with God’s instructions; It rains for forty days, blotting out all existence; God promises … Continue reading Parashat Noach / פרשת נח


Torah Reading: VAYELECH: Deuteronomy 31:1-30. VEYELECH – THE TRANSMISSON OF THE TORAH With the Torah almost complete except for the concluding Song (HA’AZINU) and Moses’ Blessings (VE-ZOS HABRACHAH), it was necessary to ensure the transmission of authority from Moses to his divinely-appointed successor, Joshua and the transmission of the Torah to the nation as a whole and to all the later generations. Parshas VEYELECH describes … Continue reading TRANSMISSON OF THE TORAH

Mishneh Torah

Structure of the 14 Books Mechon Mamre’s translation I have seen fit to divide this work into fourteen books: RaMBaM’s Complete Restatement of the Oral Law. Book 1  I include in it all the commandments that are the basic principles of the religion of Moshe [Moses] Our Teacher, which one needs to know at the outset–such as recognizing the unity of the Holy One blessed be He … Continue reading Mishneh Torah

Mishneh Torah

בְּשֵׁם ה’, אֵל עוֹלָם (בראשית כא,לג) In the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God (Genesis 21,33) THE COMPLETE RESTATEMENT OF THE ORAL LAW (Mishneh Torah) The Law as it should actually be practiced by all in our day by the Master Teacher Moshe son of Maimon (also known as RaMBaM or Maimonides) in Hebrew according to the Yemenite manuscripts and English as prepared by … Continue reading Mishneh Torah

Mishneh Torah

Positive Commandments א  מִצְוָה רִאשׁוֹנָה מִמִּצְווֹת עֲשֵׂה, לֵידַע שֶׁיֵּשׁ שָׁם אֱלוֹהַּ, שֶׁנֶּאֱמָר “אָנֹכִי ה’ אֱלֹהֶיךָ” (שמות כ,ב; דברים ה,ו). 1  The first of the positive commandments is to know that there exists God, as it is written “I am the LORD, thy God” (Exodus 20,2; Deuteronomy 5,6). ב  לְיַחֲדוֹ, שֶׁנֶּאֱמָר “ה’ אֱלֹהֵינוּ, ה’ אֶחָד” (דברים ו,ד). 2  To acknowledge His Oneness, as it is written “the LORD … Continue reading Mishneh Torah