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

Beith Midrash

Revealing the Secret of the ‘Parah Adumah’ and the Mountain Over Our Heads

It is called the “Hoq” of the Torah—the ‘unexplainable’ decree that puzzled even Shelomo ha-melekh (King Solomon), the wisest of men:    The only way to become purified from ‘`tum’ath meth’ (death defilement—coming in contact with a dead body or grave, or with someone who has), is by getting sprinkled with water mixed with the ashes […]


ח וַיָּקָם מֶלֶךְ-חָדָשׁ, עַל-מִצְרָיִם, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יָדַע, אֶת-יוֹסֵף. 8 There arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Yoseph. ט וַיֹּאמֶר, אֶל-עַמּוֹ: הִנֵּה, עַם בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל–רַב וְעָצוּם, מִמֶּנּוּ. 9 And he said to his people: ‘Behold, the people of the children of Israel are too many and too mighty for us; י הָבָה נִתְחַכְּמָה, לוֹ: […]

Open Letter to National Geographic: Whose Past is Being Stolen?

In the Name of HASHEM G-d Eternal Dear National Geographic, After years of ignoring your not-so-subtle anti-Israel bend, after your December 2008 issue, I can hold my tongue no longer.  Your map, “Crucible of History” calls modern Israel “the dream of European Zionists”—end of phrase.   Wait:  Since when did “a Jewish home in the land of […]

The Meaning of Real Teshuvah to the ‘Berith’ (Covenant): Torath Moshe

  Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur present us with the opportunity not merely to return to galuth (exile)-Judaism as it is commonly practiced, but to go further, to return to our Berith –our actual Covenant– with HaShem. That means, or course, His sacred laws according to the authentic living Oral instruction, faithfully passed down through the ages, and codified by our Sages of blessed memory.   In this […]


HALLMARK OF THE HEBREW NATION FROM THE DAYS OF AVRAHAM UNTIL TODAY   Beth Avraham, the house of Avraham, was a flowering Noahide community.  It was a camp of numerous families of servants and students of the prophet-warlord (Avraham), that must have spread out over a sizeable area.  Surely there were young girls among those […]

The Truth About Yoseph and What to Do About It

Our Sages of blessed memory taught us “דע מה להשיב לאפיקורוס” –Know what to answer the heretic (Pirqei Avoth).  Even beyond the imperative to know how to respond in certain situations, the Torah clearly views knowing history as a value in and of itself (D’varim [Deuteronomy] 32:7): ז זְכֹר יְמוֹת עוֹלָ בִּינוּ שְׁנוֹת דֹּר-וָדֹר  שְׁאַל אָבִיךָ […]

A Living Memory of the Bravery & Might of the Habbani Warriors Continues among Baladi Yemenite Jews

Also: Yehoshua Sofer is recognized as Habbani by his looks by a sharp, elder Yemenite rabbi (mori), with no prior acquaintance, with no prior prompting of the rabbi by the interviewer. “שאלה למארי: מה כבודו יכול לספר לי על החבאנים בתימן? אני חוקר אותם, ואני רוצה לדעת יותר עליהם.” “החבאנים היו גיבורים. שמעתי הרבה מזקנים […]

Checking the Knife Prior to Shechita

The halakhah requires that the knife be checked in a specific manner, prior to shechita. This excellent video demonstrates this process done properly…

Kneeling & Bowing in Prayer

Sadly, in our time, there are few who properly kneel and bow during their regular daily prayers. Here is an excellent video on this topic…

The Might of ‘Abirei Yisra’el – the warriors of Israel – Fighting in HaShem’s Name

וְאַחֲרָיו הָיָה שַׁמְגַּר בֶּן עֲנָת וַיַּךְ אֶת פְּלִשְׁתִּים שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת אִישׁ בְּמַלְמַד הַבָּקָר וַיּוֹשַׁע גַּם-הוּא אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל: שופטים ג:לא And after him was Shamgar the son of ‘Anath, who smote of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox-goad; he also saved Israel. (Judges 3:31) ¹ וַיִּמְצָא לְחִי חֲמוֹר טְרִיָּה וַיִּשְׁלַח יָדוֹ וַיִּקָּחֶהָ וַיַּךְבָּהּ אֶלֶף […]