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Where Jesus and the Maimonides collide:WWJD?

Maimonides or Rambam is one of the most influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages and codified the “613 commandments’ in his Misneh Torah which is considered by most to be a significant canonical authority in  Talmudic law.   259 more words

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Why your pastor isn't a Rabbi.

I have noticed lately the tendency in Messianic congregations to call their leaders Rabbi. Some of these leaders are not only untrained rabbinically, but they are not trained by any seminary. 165 more words

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A hairy dilemma-Leviticus 19:27

In my quest to study and make sense of the 613 commandments, there are few as confounding as the question of beards. More specifically trimming of beards, the exact wording generally translated “not to harm the edges of your beard”. 300 more words

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The Wider Hope of a Universalist

I grew up in the teachings of a Unitarian Universalist church. Didn’t learn much about God there but a whole lot about the brotherhood of Man and all the different world religions. 660 more words

Poking into the Rambam's business

I suspect I am re-evaluating work done by some other historic saint, but it is quite eye-opening to evaluate the 613 and attempt to organize them into general concepts.   255 more words

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613 minus ......discovering the Chafetz Chayim.

My unscientific counts of commandments pertaining to the Temple, the priests, and sacrifices was a whopping 176.  Then there’s 4 about the King….which we don’t have.     154 more words

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