Eye for Eye, Hand for Hand…

Lex talionis Is the classic eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth principle that has been so severely twisted and incorrectly applied for centuries. From the verses above, notice that in this instance the principle is being directly applied to the crime of perjury; this is all about what

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Re’eh – See!

“This is the Generation” Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17English: King James Version (1611) - KJV26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; 27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: 28 And a curse, if ye

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Torah Portion: by Rabbi Messer

Va’etchanan / And I Implored “God Implores You to Possess the Land” Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11English: King James Version (1611) - KJV23 And I besought the LORD at that time, saying, 24 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there

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The Salt Covenant

“Season all your grain offerings with salt.  Do not leave the Salt of the Covenant of your God out of your grain offerings; add salt to all your offerings”  (Leviticus 2:13Leviticus 2:13English: King James Version (1611) - KJV13 And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt

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Surgical Strike

“And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it shall be also in the days of the Son of Man;”  Luke 17:26Luke 17:26English: King James Version (1611) - KJV26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son

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Stay in the Light

Beha’alotcha / When You Kindle Numbers 8:1Numbers 8:1English: King James Version (1611) - KJV8 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  WP-Bible plugin – 12:16, Zechariah 2:14-4:7, 1Zechariah 2:14-4:7, 1English: King James Version (1611) - KJV2 1 I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his

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Malcontents

Beha’alotcha – בהעלתך : “When you set up” Torah : Numbers 8:1-12:16Numbers 8:1-12:16English: King James Version (1611) - KJV8 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick. 3 And

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Trumpets and Clouds

The Levites “With trumpets and shofar blasts sound off before the King, G-d.” (Psalms 98:6Psalms 98:6English: King James Version (1611) - KJV6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.  WP-Bible plugin Beha’alotcha – בהעלתך : “When you set up” Torah : Numbers 8:1Numbers 8:1English: King James

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Erasing God’s Name

Nasso – נשא : “Make an accounting” Torah : Numbers 4:21-7:89Numbers 4:21-7:89English: King James Version (1611) - KJV21 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 22 Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the houses of their fathers, by their families; 23 From thirty years old and upward until

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The Priestly Blessing

Nasso – נשא : “Make an accounting” Torah : Numbers 4:21-7:89Numbers 4:21-7:89English: King James Version (1611) - KJV21 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 22 Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the houses of their fathers, by their families; 23 From thirty years old and upward until

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