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The Brutal Honesty of the Torah

Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg The Torah of Moses is a brutally honest book. It paints no pretty pictures. It cares nothing for political correctness. It is full of stories where dysfunctional families and tragic events end …

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Blessing That Was Meant for Jacob

By Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg The majority of believers struggle with the biblical figure of Jacob when they consider his life in the privacy of their thoughts. The basic question they ask is – how can …

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The Lion From the Tribe of Judah

Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg Jesus, while reaching out to Samaritan Israelites, did not hide his Judean perspective: “You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we (Judeans) worship what we do know…”. The Samaritan woman, despite …

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What was the Mark of the Beast?

By Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg In the Book of Revelation, we read a text that describes that with the arrival of the evil Beast – the enemy of God’s people, Christ-followers will be excluded from participation …

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Are Christians Now Jews?

By Dr. Eliyahu (Eli) Lizorkin-Eyzenberg In Gal. 3:27-29 we read: “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there …

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Was Mary Magdalene ever a Prostitute?

By Dr. Eliyahu Lizorkin-Eyzenberg Mary Magdalene is definitely one of the most well-known female characters of the New Testament; popularized in dozens of films, stories and even once in popular rock opera – Jesus Christ …

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666 or 616?

Today gematria is well-known as a Jewish interpretive method that assigns numerical values of Hebrew letters to words, phrases and/or sentences. Then, by adding them together, it seeks to determine their deeper meaning. Sometimes that …

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How Jesus Built Fences Around Torah

By Dr. Kathleen Troost-Kramer Among the Pharisaic proto-rabbis, “building fences around the Torah” was a common practice. Unlike their primary opponents, the Sadducees, the Pharisees observed a long tradition of oral interpretation of and commentary …