In the Name of HASHEM, G-d Eternal
In the Name of HASHEM, G-d Eternal

Beith Midrash

The 13 Principles of the Jewish Warrior

Rabbi Michael Shelomo Bar-Ron Regardless of how widely the opposite approach may be taught in some ultra-Orthodox circles, expertise in fighting for Torah-observant Jews (beyond basic “self-defense”) is not a vain pursuit to be taken up reluctantly by those who can’t learn Torah all day, but a precious life skill required for the performance of […]

Message Regarding the Recent Terror Attacks

10 Heshwan 5776 Shalom Dearest Students, Friends, and Family, First of all, thank you so much for several of you who asked about our well-being after the terror attack here in Ramat Beit Shemesh.  Barukh HaShem we are all fine.  The attack happened in a nearby neighborhood, but not our own.  Nonetheless, it hit very close to […]


HEARING GOD’S VOICE THROUGH WORLD EVENTS, THEN AND NOW Rabbi Michael Shelomo Bar-Ron INTRODUCTION The lessons and ramifications of the Sinai event, in which Israel received the Ten Statements from Heaven (erroneously called “the Ten Commandments), are staggering for today’s world . First and foremost is the very concept of man being answerable to Divine […]

New “Oral Torah from Sinai” Video Interview

Our Total Non-Affiliation with “Dor De`ah”

b’Shem HASHEM El `olam To Whomever It May Concern: The following statement is made with no intention to neither insult nor defame anyone, but purely in the defense of Torah truth.  Moreover, we in no way infer any bad intentions on anyone’s part.  Our protest is not against people, but against actions and statements made […]

Reclaiming Our Holiness In The Internet Age

“YOU SHALL NOT GO ASTRAY AFTER YOUR HEART AND AFTER YOUR EYES” (Num. 15:39) Mori Michael Shelomo Bar-Ron, Tishre 5771 (September 2010) Note to non-Jews: The following article applies to Jews according to the high standard demanded of us by God, as his appointed nation of priests. (Ex. 19:6) None of the Torah or rabbinical […]

The Clothes Make the Man of God

Mori Michael Shelomo Bar-Ron This is the week of TeSawweh (that’s Tetzaveh for the un-initiated in ancient Hebrew pronunciation) – the Torah portion about sacred clothing, the clothing that would distinguish the Kohen-priests, particularly the High Priest, in their sacred duties. It is also the week I was interviewed by Tamar Yonah (a true honor) […]


Many ignorant people in the world hold on to a false assumption that the Oral Law of the Torah was invented by the Talmudic sages.  Without going into all the reasons why it is so absurd and all the proofs for the antiquity of the Oral tradition, I will suffice for now to bring just […]


According to Seder `Olam Rabbah – the great timeline of Jewish history written by Yose ben Halafta in 160 of the Common Era, the tabernacle in Shilo stood for 369 years, from the year 2502 from Creation, until 2871 – when it was destroyed.  The year of destruction corresponds to the 13th century BCE – […]

More Hebrew Warriorship in the Mishnah!

b’Shem HASHEM El `olam 7 Marhheshwan 5770 (October 25, 2009) In ancient Israel, warriorship — particularly with staves (reed sticks) — was a part of everyday Jewish life.  See the Mishnah, Rosh haShanah 1,9: “He who saw the new moon [and must give testimony in Jerusalem] but cannot go [on his own] — he is […]