The Protective Insight of Mezuzah Scrolls and Cases
A kosher mezuzah on your doorposts not only makes your house an abode for Godliness but will provide you security measures even after you have left home for a day.
Karaite History: Chapter 10
As we approach the start of another Passover, the approximately 3270th celebration of the festival, it is time to reflect on exactly what the Exodus meant to us as a people. It was the giving to us of the Law by God, to be an everlasting agreement between Him and us. So how did we go so wrong?
Karaite History: Chapter 9
The importance of history is that once you see where you came from you will have a better understanding of where you are heading. For those that say there are still good things we can learn from the Talmud, they are really saying we should forgive the breaker of 9 of the 10 commandments. Never!
Karaite History: Chapter 5
What was true in the past is no less true today. The key to our long term survival, as a people loved by God, as His light unto the World, is the restoration of the faith according to our independent reading and understanding of the Torah as is the Karaite Way.
Karaite History: Chapter 4
This takeover of the government by the Pharisees through the use of the Syrian army is glossed over as only the negative actions of Alexander Jannai and the Sadducees is emphasized by the Rabbanites. The fact that 1000s of Jews in the King's army died isn't even mentioned.
Karaite History: Chapter 3
Had there not been the advent of Rabbanism, then there would have been no such thing as Karaism as everyone of us would be painted with only one label. So it is relevant to try and pinpoint the birth of Rabbanism in order to know at what point a counter had to either exist or be initiated.
Ezra & Nehemiah Under Scrutiny - A Biblical Fraud Unmasked - II
Ezra from a Karaite perspective reveals a time of trouble when a power struggle ensued between the Babylonian exiles and Israelite Jews. Ezra & Nehemiah are read horizontally and in reference to Torah with independent historic records for clarification. This article is part of a series post-Daniel.
Ezra & Nehemiah Under Scrutiny - Timeline Of Daniel - I
Ezra from a Karaite perspective reveals a time of trouble when a power struggle ensued between the Babylonian exiles and Israelite Jews. Ezra & Nehemiah are read horizontally and in reference to Torah with independent historic records for clarification. This article is part of a critical series.
He Who Established The Covenants
This section of Torah has been translated and overlaid with verses from the Quran. The Quran does not actually contradict the story of Abraham, as some of the modern Islamic scholars admit. The Masoretic text is supplemented by 3 alternative readings from the Samaritan and Dead Sea Scroll sources.
Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon's (Maimonides or Ramban) Advice On Jewish Bioethics and Marriage
This article is a holistic essay about Jewish bioethics and marriage with insight from Rabbi Moshe Ban Maimon
Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah from Start to Finish - Part I: Getting Started
Planning a Mitzvah & don't know where to start? Here's a step by step guide to planning the perfect event, whether the sky's the limit or on a strict budget. Tons of ideas & FREE resources included!
BETHLEHEM ISRAEL | Bethlehem of Galilee and Bethlehem of Judah
Bethlehem Israel: Discover secrets of Bethlehem of Galilee & Bethlehem of Judah with maps, genealogies, Rachel's tomb, birth of Jesus, Hebron, Bethel & Harran.
Food for a Jewish Funeral
According to Jewish tradition, it is customary to bring food to a house of mourning immediately after a funeral and for a week thereafter, during the period of mourning called "shiva." Mourners should not be burdened with taking care of their everyday needs, so family and friends band together to provide meals and food gifts.
What does Leviticus REALLY say about homosexuality?
Two verses in Leviticus (18:22 and 20:13) are frequently cited by people who condemn homosexuality and claim Biblical support. But are these verses (and others) really about homosexuality? An honest exegesis (critical analysis) of the text suggests otherwise.
The Kabbalah Cult: Karaite Perspectives
The fact is that God has already told us through the Torah and the Tanakh what He thinks of Kabbalah and those that profess alternative beliefs or belief structures to those he ordained to Moses and Aaron. Not a single word is to be added or subtracted from the Torah and thus we are commanded. Hence God condemns Kabbalah and this is the belief of Karaites worldwide.
My Personal Sabbath: Karaite Perspectives
The fundamental rule to be remembered in the Sabbath observance is from the words of Ezekiel 20:12, “I gave them my Sabbath to be a sign between Me and them that they may know that I, Yahweh, sanctify them.” It is intended to be a day of delight as is evidenced in Isaiah 58:13 and the only burden enforced is joyous singing that must fill our hearts and our souls according to Psalm 92. Keeping all this in mind, the follower of Karaism can approach the Sabbath with its proper respect and devotion
A Karaite Reading of Exodus
When Moses changes the name from his second in command from Hosea to Joshua he is afterwards referred to as Ho-shua the son of Nun with no reference to the tribe of Ephraim. It is no coincidence that in the Egyptian pantheon the god Nun raised the god Shu from the primeval abyss. Shu represented the space between heaven and earth, a link between men and God. Shu was considered the son of Nun in Egyptian mythology. And as the articles relates, Nunmose, was one of many names used by Moses.
The Ethiopian Princess
The Torah (Old Testament) whether we want to admit it or not did undergo editing by the Pharisees. The removal of direct references to Moses's first wife, a beautiful black Princess from Ethiopia has been accomplished but not entirely successful with many inferences still existing. A Cushite is not a Cushanite no matter how the rabbis try to insist it is. The Kahana have always known about this African wife.
Israel's Mystical Blue City of Safed (Tzfat)
In Israel there is a city of blue-doors and a history touching upon some of the greatest Jewish mystical schools. One of the great Holy Cities of Israel Safed is not just a tourist destination, but Tzfat is much much more--a wonder