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…

Torah Logic Essentials

6 Rules for Being Exacting in the Text 4 Rules to Define the Text 5 Reasons for a Commentary The Proper Approach to the Text How to Analyze the Text How to Abstract the Commentary Free Online Course on the Ways of the Talmud

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…

Three Questions Posed to Hillel

Aseret Yemeh Teshuba- The Three Questions Posed to Hillel The Gemara in Masechet Shabbat (31a) tells a remarkable story of two men who wagered a large sum of money to be awarded to the one who could get Hillel angry. Hillel, the leading Rabbi of his time, was known for his extraordinary patience, and the…

TRANSMISSON OF THE TORAH

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…

Minyan Becomes Less Than 10

Description: If A Minyan Becomes Less Than 10 During The Reading of Sefer Torah The Torah is read in the synagogue only in the presence of a Minyan, as the Shulhan Aruch rules (Orah Haim 143). The question arises as to whether the reading may continue if ten men were present when the reading began,…

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…

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…

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 …

Mishneh Torah

Negative Commandments 1  The first of the negative commandments is not to entertain the thought that there is any god but the LORD, as it is written “thou shalt have no other gods” (Exodus 20,2; Deuteronomy 5,6). 2  Not to make a graven image, neither to make oneself nor to have made for oneself by…