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“…because…”

In Genesis 30:17-18, Leah ascribes the blessing of a fifth son to God “because I gave my maid to my husband.” And she names her son, forever a tribe of Israel, Issachar, meaning ‘there is recompense.’ ‘Wages,’ from ‘sakar’ שְׂכָרִ֔ … Continue reading

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‘It’s Good To Be A Man’ has a great weekly email…

The weekly email from the It’s Good to be a Man blog challenging and encouraging men is a terrific piece to get each Shabbat morning. I highly recommend it for my male readers. Ladies, it is worth your time as … Continue reading

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Three challenging videos…

The 113Restoration.com blog has launched a YouTube channel. Here are three thought provoking offers from this week. Like, share, subscribe!

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Updated: Intro Video for 113Restoration

And.. the next in the series… Please like, share, subscribe.

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How many can relate?

The Bible is filled with challenging and paradigm shifting verses and topics… How do you respond?

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Democracy v. Tribalism (Greco-Romanism v. kol Israel)

Restored kol Israel will most definitely not be a democratic governmental structure, nor will it be a republic or communist governed society. Further, it will not be a monarchy as any of us currently understand it. In fact, none of … Continue reading

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What is the basis of your moral standard?

If you ever find yourself thinking, ‘I have higher moral standards than Abraham and David’, then you have entered dangerous territory. ~ a friend Everyone has a moral standard. Most of those standards are founded on nothing more than personal … Continue reading

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Torah Portion Series: Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:9)

Would God really enact curses? Indeed, He is quite serious about His commands, including those concerning authority, headship, and family structure. This week’s study is fairly short, but much to ponder in our response to His grave warning. Free downloadable … Continue reading

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Torah Portion Series: Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19)

God LOVES women and cares for them in so many ways through His Torah. This portion is loaded with instructions that protect women, particularly when they are most vulnerable. God’s solution in a number of cases is surprising and runs … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:19-21:9)

What was really Solomon’s sin? It may not be what you’ve been taught.. Also, why does the adversary hate men and masculinity? And, does God ever regulate a sin? Numerous interesting points to discuss in this week’s portion as it … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17)

Do men really receive a greater judgment in some areas than women? What should men be doing in this age? And, how about women? Does Isaiah 2-4 support what we see in the Torah? Israel will not be restored without … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)

One of my favorite portions, Va’etchanan, has a very subtle but grave warning, particularly to men. The world around us is ripe for judgment and if it begins at the house of the Lord, then we, men especially, ought to … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)

What does the Memra de Yeya have to do with patriarchy and God’s Authority structure? When Israel is restored, what will the government look like? Who will rule over each tribe? How will leaders be selected? All men? Some women? … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23)

Unlike last week’s portion that was a mammoth 94 pages, including the appendices, this week’s is more manageable, but loaded with points to ponder as we consider the role of the man as head of his family.  Specifically, we take … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Acharei Mot/Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1-20:27)

HUGE Torah Portion commentary this week!!  94 pages!! Actually, multiple big appendices to support and expand the 12 pages of dynamite in this very important double portion regarding sexual purity and how we are to live!!  Thee is enough meat … Continue reading

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