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Who is the Lord Sabaoth?

In Jewish Culture and History by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

I clearly remember the day when around 20 years ago I sat in a worship service at one of New York’s Protestant churches, when the worship leader who was otherwise extremely knowledgeable in the Bible …

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The Hebrew Hallelujah

In Jewish Culture and History by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

 There is probably not a single person alive who isn’t familiar with the word “Hallelujah”. We’ve all heard this word repeated time and again in various contexts. Hallelujah is a Hebrew loan word, it was incorporated …

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The Samaritans

In Jewish Culture and History by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

First, the Samaritan Israelites defined their own existence in exclusively Israelite terms. The Samaritans called themselves – “the sons of Israel” and “the keepers” (shomrim). Jewish sources refer to the Samaritans as “kutim.” The term …