Down With Chanukah! (The Feast of Dedication)

This is not the Chanukah of our ancestors, of the generations of Jews of Eastern Europe and Yemen and Morocco and the crusades and Spain and Babylon. It is surely not the Chanukah for which the Maccabees themselves died.

» An Ugly Reality Only the Most Enlightened Refuse to Concede

While it's not the Torah reading for this week, it's still a very good, concise statement regarding the essence of man. Contrary to what many people believe, man is not really good. Yahweh Himself said it

» The Meaning of Grace from a Hebrew Perspective

Most theologians will define grace as 'unmerited favor'. But is this what the Hebrew really says?





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