The Third Great Commandment – Part 2

The Third Great Commandment – Part 2 Daniel Juster

Last month, with the first part of this articles I began discussing our calling according to the Torah and New Covenant Scriptures to love YHVH with all our heart, soul, and strength (Deut. 6:5; Luke 10:27) and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:31). From this foundation as a biblical definition of love and…
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The Third Great Commandment – part 1 Daniel Juster

The First Commandment is that YHWH our God is our God alone and we are to love Him with all our heart, soul, and strength (Deut. 6:5; Luke 10:27). The second commandment from Yeshua is that we must love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31). This calling to love our neighbor includes everyone in our…
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The Ninth Commandment Rabbi Michael Weiner

Lo-Ta’aneh V’ray’acha Eyd Shaqer. Exodus 20:16 Do not bear false witness against your neighbor. The Hebrew word Anah means to “answer.” Could Anah be where we get the English word “answer?” After all they start with the same letter sounds, but I doubt it. Ta’aneh is (second person singular, future tense) “you will answer,” but…
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The Eighth Commandment Rabbi Michael Weiner

Before our discussion (I know this is not really a discussion) on the Eighth Commandment, I want to add a thought I meant to include last time, but didn’t. What is our response to breaking a commandment? Step one is always repentance. Like everything else under the sun, there is fake and there is real.…
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The Seventh Commandment Michael Weiner

In Hebrew, Commandments 6, 7, 8 and 9 are all in Exodus 20 verse 12, while in the Christian Bible (and even some Jewish Bibles translated into English) they are each in their own verse (from verses 13 through 16). It’s not a really big deal, just a point of information in the hope of…
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The Sixth Commandment Rabbi Michael Weiner

Before I write about the sixth commandment, I want to offer some observations. It seems that the 10 Commandments are a compilation or recapitulation of what has already been stated elsewhere in the Scriptures concerning the wisdom of God. Some of these commandments do appear to be stated for the first time in Exodus 20,…
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The Fifth Commandment – part 2 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother” (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth. Well, it seems that the 5th commandment “survived the cut.” The New Testament…
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We Gotta Get Shabbat Right! The Fourth Commandment, part IV Rabbi Michael Weiner

I prayed long and hard about this piece today. After much prayer, (and as you can see from the above subject line) I decided to write one last piece on the Fourth Commandment, to both remember and keep the Shabbat holy. The Hebrew word Kadosh is translated as ‘holy’. But we have a hard time…
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