Are you a Phinehas or a Zimri?

Phinehas the priest stood for righteousness by taking a stand against wickedness. At the same time, Zimri compromised morally and followed the lusts of his flesh by succumbing to the ways of this world as he fell into fornication with a heathen woman. Numbers 25:7Numbers 25:7English: King James Version (1611) - KJV7 And when Phinehas, the

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Private Burnt Offering

“If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the heard, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.” Leviticus 1:3Leviticus 1:3English: King James Version (1611) - KJV3 If his offering be a

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Why Animal Sacrifices?

The Purpose of Sacrifice The concept of animal sacrifices may be a hard for modern people to comprehend — especially for those who are squeamish when it comes to death and blood. This ancient ritual, rooted in the nomadic lifestyles of the inhabitants of the Middle East, carried more symbolic

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Unintentional Sin Vs. Willful Sin

Leviticus 4:1Leviticus 4:1English: King James Version (1611) - KJV4 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  WP-Bible plugin–33, Atonement for unintentional sin. Listed in this chapter are the steps priests (verses 3–12), the people (verses 13–21) and the leaders (verses 22–26), or people of the land (verses 27–35) had to take

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Tabernacle vs. Golden Calf

Thought for the Week: We find it all too easy to go from being spiritually high to plummeting into sin and disobedience when the buzz wears off—and it always wears off. Part of the solution is to quit looking for spiritual buzzes. A traveler who is always charging up mountaintops

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Torah Portion – Vayetze

By Shlomo Riskin “And he confronted the place and lodged there because the sun had set …”’ (Genesis 28:11Genesis 28:11English: King James Version (1611) - KJV11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place,

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Parshat Ki Tavo

(When you come) Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8English: King James Version (1611) - KJV26 1 And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein; 2 That thou shalt take of the first of all the

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