Kedoshim: Judged for Immorality (May 13, 2019)

1) Midnight thread time2) I am having to work up the courage to do this one.3) But when I saw the documentary "One of Us" on @netflix something just broke in me.4) The movie is the story of three former Hasidim from Brooklyn. They are immediately recognizable to me as members of a cult called Satmar.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBPn5oQNutI …5) …

“Acharei Mot: What Would You Do To Repay A Friend In Trouble?” May 5, 2019

1) What would you do to repay a friend in trouble? It's #BibleStudyCoffeeTime.Sunday, May 5, 2019. 2) What if I told you that the friends I am referring to in this scenario are the Muslims? 3) But Muslims are attacking Israel right now, you say.How can you refer to them as friends? https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-48161346/hundreds-of-rockets-launched-from-gaza-into-israel …4) But true friends remain …

“Tzav: The Shrieks Of The Children,” March 23, 2019 (3/3/2019 Pt. 2 of 2)

1) Drowning Out The Shrieks Of The Children - The Abomination of the Shrines of Topheth #BibleStudyCoffeeTimeMarch 23, 2019Part 2 2) We have discussed that a battle is coming.See part 1 of today's thread, here. Thread by @DrDannielle: "1) This is only a respite. They still have an insurance policy. There is a final battle that lies …

“Tzav: The Aftermath Of Purim And The Final Battle,” March 23, 2019 (3/3/2019 Pt. 1 of 2)

1) This is only a respite.They still have an insurance policy.There is a final battle that lies ahead of us. It's BibleStudyCoffeeTime.Shabbos, March 23, 2019 2) Mahatma Gandhi (not a nice person IRL, I know) said:"God has no religion."And he was right. 3) But there definitely is a God, and the Bible is sacred to all monotheistic faiths, …

Metzorah: The Answer Is To Unify (April 14, 2019)

1) What do you do with a diseased house?It's Sunday, April 14, 2019.#BibleStudyCoffeeTime2) This week in synagogue we read Parshas Metzorah ("Infected One")TORAH READING - primaryLeviticus 14:1 - 15:33HAFTARAH - supplementalMalachi 3:4 - 3:24 https://www.myjewishlearning.com/torah-portions/parashat-metzora/ …3) The content of this Torah portion is extremely upsetting.4) First we hear all about the leper, and then the discussion turns …

Parshat Shemini: Stay In Faith (March 30, 2019)

Let’s do #BibleStudyCoffeeTime. This week’s Torah portion is Parshas Shemini, located in the book of Leviticus, Leviticus 9:1 - 11:47. Special reading Numbers 19:1-22. Supplemental reading Ezekiel 36:16 - 36:38. https://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/shmini 2) The Chumash (Bible) I used is the Stone Chumash in Hebrew and English with anthology. You can get it at @amazon here. If you start at  http://smile.amazon.com  they'll donate a portion to charity. …

Kedoshim: Judged for Immorality (May 13, 2019)

1) Midnight thread time2) I am having to work up the courage to do this one.3) But when I saw the documentary "One of Us" on @netflix something just broke in me.4) The movie is the story of three former Hasidim from Brooklyn. They are immediately recognizable to me as members of a cult called Satmar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBPn5oQNutI …5) The …

Kedoshim: Renouncing Molech and Child Sacrifice; Rectifying Lilith (May 11, 2019)

In the same breath, this portion tells us not to pimp out one's children, not to commit child sacrifice to Molech specifically, and not to try to divine the future. These are also forms of behavior control, but they are the kind that clear off your windshield so you can see.The name "Lilith" is never …

Kedoshim: Getting Past The Notion That God Is Controlling (May 11, 2019)

God Is Not A ManMany people, including me, have questions like this:If God is so powerful and all knowing why does He need to control me?If God is so universal why did He pick the Jews?Why is the Jewish religion so obsessive-compulsive, judgmental and constraining?Response - God cannot be represented by human perception because human …