Lashon HaRa

Aug
21

Many people that come out of pagan practices and into a Torah observant life through teshuva (repentance), choose to take on a Hebrew name for themselves based on Proverbs 22:1. Isolated, it appears that this is a correct interpretation of the passage, and there was a time when I interpretted the same way. There are several limited examples in the body of scripture where Elohim gave someone a new name: Abram:Abraham, Sarai:Sarah, Jacob:Israel, etc... And there are others within the Midrashim.

Proverbs (Mishle) 22:
1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

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S'micha

Nov
01

'''Semicha''' ("leaning [of the hands]"), also semichut ( "ordination"), or semicha lerabbanut ("rabbinical ordination") is derived from a Hebrew word which means to "rely on" or "to be authorized". It generally refers to the ordination of a rabbi within Judaism. In this sense it is the "transmission" of rabbinic authority to give advice or judgment in Jewish law.

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A Second Incursion?

Jan
11

Chanoch(Enoch) 19
1 And Uri’el said to me: 'Here shall stand the angels who have connected themselves with women, and their spirits assuming many different forms are defiling mankind and shall lead them astray into sacrificing to demons as gods, (here shall they stand,) till the day of the great judgment in which they shall be judged till they are made an end of.
2 And the women also of the angels who went astray shall become sirens.'

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Introduction to Hebrew thought and Jewish hermeneutics

Jul
27
Description: 

This audio presentation is from the 1999 Introduction to Nazarene Judaism tape set from Mikha'el Calpino.
He has excellently presented an introductory level class on this subject that will greatly enhance your understanding of Biblical text.

 

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Welcome to the UNJS. The Union of Nazarene Jewish Synagogues is now providing this site as a common focal point for community leaders to share ideas across the community on an international basis. Often, the drash of a local rabbi is locked away in a local community. This forum gives opportunity to bring those teachings to a larger base. Also, this forum helps pull the community together.

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