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Have we misunderstood Ruth?

While having a Scripture discussion this past weekend with several men, Boaz and Ruth came up. Our topic, at the moment, was concerning concubines and the notoriously squishy definition of pilegesh (concubine) in Scripture. Someone noted that the word is … Continue reading

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Torah Response to Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022 will go down in the history books as the date when Roe v. Wade was finally overturned. After nearly 50 years and over 60 million children murdered before they had the chance to breathe oxygen, states can … Continue reading

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Theological microaggressions…

Babylon Bee puts out some great satire. This golden culture mocking clip made me think of something else. First, the video short, be sure to stay till the end… How has the cancel culture and microaggression mentality seeped into theological … Continue reading

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Do you avoid some topics?

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The Alef, the Tav, Eclipses and the Exodus

Some signs are so blindingly obvious that they can’t be ignored. The sequence of eclipses over the US between 2017 and 2024 is one such sign. 14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the … Continue reading

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A Social Media Platform for Torahkeepers?

Several months ago, I stumbled upon a social media platform designed and administered by a Torahkeeper, for Torahkeepers. TheTorahNetwork.com (TTN), the brainchild of Rhy Bezuidenhout, was in its infant stages when I first encountered it, so I signed up to … Continue reading

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Why observe Rosh Chodesh? What’s the purpose?

For a number of years we have observed Rosh Chodesh and sounded the shofar somewhat regularly, but I have often wondered, ‘Why?’ Certainly, because it is a statute in Israel, we sought to be obedient, but often fell short simply … Continue reading

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Ashamed as I watch a whore being stripped…

This morning, a friend sent me a news article that filled me with shame and disgust! I am a combat veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division, the All American as they were referred to during and after World War II. … Continue reading

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Only the Kingdom, NOTHING else matters!!

Ten days ago, I was hanging by a thread, between life and death. I had given the DNR instruction to my caretaker, my eldest son, and articulated my final instructions to him as my firstborn and the one who would … Continue reading

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Lunch in Indian Land

The last two days have again confirmed that we can’t put YHVH in a box! About a year ago, I revealed that where I used to think people come to Torah through one of three doors -Shabbat, Feasts, Food – … Continue reading

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Tearing Down the Asherim – Tangent #2

This is the second of three tangents that I thought of after reading Pete Rambo’s post “Tearing Down the Asherim“. There is an interesting aspect that has long confused me about the confrontation between Elijah and Baal that is recorded … Continue reading

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Tearing down the Asherim

In recent weeks, I have been researching the connections between Asherah, the Canaanite fertility goddess, and the ‘Queen of Heaven.’ Asherah, or some derivative (Asherim, Asheroth), is used about 40 times in the Tanak while the ‘Queen of Heaven‘ is … Continue reading

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Exposing the fallacy of ‘Monogamy is a Creation Ideal’

This week I found a terrific short paper by Tom Shipley that sticks a dagger in the ‘Monogamy is a Creation Ideal’ doctrine. While I, and many others, have demonstrated multiple errors and fallacies with the ‘Creation Ideal’ doctrine, few … Continue reading

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‘Compromised Clergy’ who love not the truth!

Increasingly, I am finding men of steel who understand the seriousness of the battle in which we are engaged. Men who speak truth to power. Men who call into account those who claim to be shepherding the flock… Here are … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on modesty with Jeremy

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