Torah Pearls #2 – Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

This episode of The Original Torah Pearls is on the Torah portion of Noach (6:9-11:32). The trio discusses the following questions and more: While Noah was a righteous man—relatively speaking—what spiritual disease was the rest of the world infected with?  Is doing what comes naturally the best answer for our bad selves? Does the post-flood diet really include the “all”-you-care-to eat buffet?  What was the sign of the curse and what is the sign of the covenant? When the whole earth spoke one language, what language was it? What are the implications of the 70 nations that sprung from Noah’s three sons? In closing, Gordon discusses the belief that Adam was a Talmudic scholar as well as other historical views concerning what we knew and when we knew it. Continue reading

Torah Pearls #45 – Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)

Torah Pearls Vaetchanan, Deuteronomy, astrology, Echad, end-times prophecy, Ezekiel 18, Ezekiel 33, grace, greatest commandment, idolatry, Jesus, listen, monotheism, Name of God, Noahide, Noahide laws, Noahides, phylacteries, pleaded, polytheism, Sabbath, Shabbat, Shema, signs in heavens, Sinai, souls at Sinai, Tefillin, Ten Commandments, ten things, Torah, Torah Pearls, trinity, Yachid, YeshuaThis episode of The Original Torah Pearls is on the Torah portion of Va'etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11). Vaetchanan is perhaps the crown jewel of Torah portions. It contains the Shema in Deuteronomy 6:4. But what do the Hebrew words “Shema” and “Echad” mean and why is this single verse so important? Also in this program: Is Jesus/ Yeshua a victim of character assassination? What are the Noahide laws? Was the covenant made with us or our fathers? What is the 1st commandment? Continue reading