Shabbat HaGadol in preparation for Pesach

On this special Shabbat before Pesach we check if we ourselves and our brothers are clean enough to leave the door-posts with the blood of the lams for going through the wall of water, leaving slavery of the world behind.

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Why Fuss over a Little Leaven (Yeast)?

Let the coming chag not be polluted by old yeast, but that you observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread like the Most High wants us to remember the exodus of the Bnei Yisroel.

Egypt, Moshe and Those who never felt they belonged there

Along the Nile River the river’s annual flooding ensured reliable, rich soil for growing crops. Having people cultivating the lands around this rich water made that in ancient North-eastern Africa the Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BCE (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh [...]

Purification and perfection

14 Nisan approaching , we can go over to look how two Biblical figures in the name of God have led people and now lead them to God's promised land.

At the Shabbat HaChodesh: readings about blood, liberation and purification

Against all the gods of Egypt and all the gods of the world the Elohim will execute judgments and by the blood of the Lamb He has sent liberation for many may come.

2019 Purim March 20

Remembering the day many years ago, Jehovah God delivered His people from slaughter from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia.

God letting us having a look into His Mind

When looking at the ancient writings which form the Kitvei HaKodesh we may notice how the Bore allows us to have a look into His Mind.

Thinking about the happiness by the Torah reading

When the Jew ceases to see beyond the black ink on parchment of the Torah scrolls, when the Jew no longer feels a living covenant and an eternal bond with the infinite; when the Jew finds only curious legends, quaint stories and archaic laws, and dissects the Torah as though it were the frozen cadaver [...]

Divine revelation mediated by Moshe and other selected people

To the world Words were given, notated by Moshe and his offspring, which are useful for us today, like they were useful in the past and shall be in the future; to to pay attention to, to listen to what Adonai the Most High Elohim says and to obey His mitzvot and laws, so that we shall be able to bear the right fruits and shall be able to live with the hope of His promises.

Moshe Rabbenu and Torat Moshe

Willing to communicate with mankind the Elohim giving them His Torah shot his arrows at mankind [y-r-h, "to shoot (an arrow),"] and gave them a first teacher or instructor of God's Laws, hence also often called Torat Moshe. Moshe not writing down a Fable or Fairy tale, but bringing a real life story of man or history of the peoples in an easy way to remember.

Expectations for kashrut to meet individual and contemporary norms

At the origin of man the Divine Creator provided a world full of plants useful as food. Man was not so happy with it and wanted more variation and meat. God allowed such things but warned them about the good and bad meat or fish. God also gave man mitzvoth so that they could measure their wrong goings and should have a guide for their life. In his effort to play for God man has tried to muddle with genes and to create new hybrids. The understanding on genes and genomes, and ways to manipulate them has given many scientists extreme ideas, tending to distort and exaggerate the results or waving away the possible dangers for the next generations of plants and animals. Different kinds of risks, real benefits, aims and control systems are complicated and genuine discussion between people with different backgrounds is essential and should have to think very cautiously, wondering if we are not going to far. Not only genetic manipulation but also transporting food all over the world and producing it on industrial level should worry us and should make us to take the proper choice to protect the environment. Let us not forget that the Elohim wants us to be healthy – inside and out, living in a healthy clean environment always to know that a person is that what he eats.

Purim or Ta’aniet Estêr

13 Adar the onset of weeks of Feasts of deliverance

Overprotection and making youngsters drifting away

2nd part looking at the way the Antwerp Jewish girls-school educates their girls, may result into just something they want to avoid. The girls school in Antwerp clearly shows how they in the present time create an environment of discrimination between male and female Jews and how males want to keep the girls 'their slaves' or how the women should follow all the wishes of the man.

Stolpersteine and necessity of a monument to remember

Even when there may be already so many cities with stolpersteine Antwerp and other Belgian cities do have to have real monuments to remember all victims of Social Nationalism

Creator’s star connection between heaven and earth

The centuries-old five-pointed geometric figure is most known as a symbol of the Jewish community. In this article we will outline the interpretation as well as the possible point of view for us today.