Torah Pearls #21 – Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35)

Torah Pearls Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11-34:35, Mount Sinai, stone, tablets, Ten Commandments, Torah Pearls, torah portion, Nehemia GordonThis episode of The Original Torah Pearls in on the Torah portion of Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35). We begin with a passionate discussion on "Tradition" vs. Scripture, which leads to the golden calf of the Exodus event.  Who was the calf supposed to represent? There follows a fascinating discussion of God's appearance to Moses, and what we can learn about God from it.  Finally, the trio discuss the very sensitive matter of whether or not Jewish people really do have horns. Continue reading

Torah Pearls #45 – Vaetchanan (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 Vaetchanan (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?

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