Monthly Archives: March 2012

Video of the Day, Levertoff – Part 6

Over the last several weeks I have been posting videos as each one is released from a special series by First Fruits of Zion/Vine of David expounding on Paul Philip Levertoff’s classic work, “Love and the Messianic Age.” Levertoff was … Continue reading

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Holiness of a Different Kind

Parashat Vayikra This week we begin reading the book of Leviticus. To many people, this is just a book of do’s, don’ts, and lots of boring details. However, what most people do not realize is that packed within the entire … Continue reading

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Today’s Shooting at a Jewish School in France

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the tragic shooting this morning at Otzar HaTorah school in Toulouse, France, where a gunman attacked Jewish children being dropped off for school, as well as their parents … Continue reading

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The Jewish Gospels

Over the last few years I have become quite a fan of Daniel Boyarin, a professor of Talmudic Culture and Rhetoric at UC Berkely.  In fact, I wrote a review of Boyarin’s groundbreaking book, Border Lines, which was recently published … Continue reading

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Esther the Superhero

In honor of Purim … a Classic Reprint from Monique! What little girl doesn’t want to wear a Queen Esther costume for Purim? She’s the paragon of our every dream – the beauty of all Jewish beauties, the savior of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

The Rabbis teach that in messianic times, “when all the other festivals will be abolished, Purim will remain.” (Midrash Mishle 9:2) Why? Why is this strange, party-strewn, hero and villain tale so powerful that it must never disappear? Perhaps the secret … Continue reading

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