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Devarim Seven: Seven Nations

“When the Lord, your God, brings you into the land to which you are coming to possess it, He will cast away many nations from before you: the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivvites, and the Jebusites, seven nations more numerous and powerful than you (Deuteronomy 7:1).” This is one of the things that I find particularly disturbing about Tanakh. 269 more words


Devarim Six: Shema

With all of this buildup to the giving of the laws, one might be expecting some vital, specific regulations for society. Instead, we get the Shema, the focal prayer of the Jewish people. 347 more words


Devarim Five: Shamor v'Zakhor

Moses continues his prelude to the laws and statutes that the people will need to follow. He reminds the people how special their position in history is. 286 more words


"The Forbidden Chapter" in the Tanakh

I’ve had the chance to talk to some Jews and teach others about this forbidden chapter. It is good to see some get it, even after living a lifetime of purposely blocking out the name of Jesus; to believe Jesus is God, that he is Messiah and that there is salvation in no other name! 56 more words


Devarim Four: Special Bond

“And now, O Israel, hearken to the statuses and to the judgments which I teach you to do, in order that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord, God of your forefathers, is giving you (Deuteronomy 4:1).” These laws are specific, and aren’t meant to be added to or taken away from, but rather just followed in their entirety. 265 more words


Devarim Three: Continuing Flashbacks

After the flashback to the incident with Sihon, Moses moves on to Og, king of Bashan. “Then we turned and went up the way of Bashan, and Og, the king of Bashan, came forth toward us, he and all his people, to war at Edrei (Deuteronomy 3:1).” They reminisce about the destruction of Og and his people, and his cities. 488 more words


Islam, Terrorism and Religious Tolerance:


We see in the world news a consistent trend of violence and terrorism associated with Islam, most of which happens in foreign countries, though some of which has recently had more of a direct effect here in Australia.   6,567 more words