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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

Christian Living

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 historic saint, but it is quite eye-opening to evaluate the 613 and attempt to organize them into general concepts.   248 more words

Spiritual Growth

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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Chag Shavuot Sameach ROIC Mishpocheh! (Happy Festival of Shavuot Rock of Israel Congregation Family)

As we approach the Festival of Shavuot in celebrating the Giving of Torah on Mt. Sinai and, the Pouring Out of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) on the 120 in the upper room; continuing to fill those who are thirsty still today, I hope this finds you closing the 49 days of Counting the Omer? 1,736 more words

Getting stoned: problems for those who woud be "Torah observant"

As a part of my move away from Messianic Jewish congregations I have finally taken a closer look at the 613 commandments.  I have always said that you cannot take just 10 and call it good, but there are some very hard laws in those 613.   292 more words

Christian Living

Leaving Messianic Judaism

I have been involved in Messianic “Jewish” churches on and off for more than a close to 20 years. It was a way to satisfy my desire to fufill my obligations as a Jew and retain my belief in Y’shua as Messiah.   454 more words

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