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Welcome to an open forum about God presented in a question of the week format.

Instead of beginning with the usual questions of

"How do you know God exists?" or

"Why do you believe in God?"

We will begin our Blog by asking you to describe...

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Vayishlach: 29 And he said: 'Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Jacob Wrestled "vaye'oveq" with a Man "Angel"

What is thy name? - Torah Portion Vayishlach: Genesis "Bereshit" 32:4 - 36:43

Vayishlach: 29 And he said: 'Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.'

What Does It Mean To Wrestle With YHWH And Prevail?

"...the Holy One, blessed be He, will raise them up and bring them out of captivity..." Israel's ...

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Parashat Vayetzei - Jacob's Ladder "Sulam" and the Structure of Prayer

Posted on November 12, 2018 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Parashat Vayetzei / פרשת ויצא - Jacob’s Ladder “Sulam” and the Structure of Prayer (Pineal Gland - Transportation Device)

Bereshit 28:12

12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of YHWH...

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Chayei Sarah: Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This week's Torah portion:  Chayei Sarah  (חַיֵּי שָׂרָה‬ — Hebrew for "life of Sarah")  constitutes Genesis "Bereshit" 23:1–25:18

(A Tribute to Martha Leah Poinsett-Williams A Twenty-First Centuray Sarah)

This week's Torah portion begins with the death of Sarah, but it is more about the legacy she left with Isaac to carry on through the Israelite people in the gene...

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Parashat Lech-Lecha (Bereshit 12:1 - 17:27) Go Forth

Posted on October 14, 2018 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Parashat Lech-Lecha


(Go Forth)




Making of a Nation





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Posted on October 8, 2018 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

"In the beginning" - (Genesis “Bereishit”):

Tishrei 29, 5779/October 8, 2018

“In the beginning YHWH created the heaven and the earth.”

YHWH created the space-mass-time universe on the first day of the Creation Week. No one of these elements can have a meaningful existence without the others. Space and matter must exist in time, and ti...

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The Concept of Tzedakah "Charity"

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Before Rabbi Zechariah HaLewi ibn Abraham's zt"l untimely death on September 27, 2015, he was told that the Israelite community would never be prosperous because they do not understand the concept of Tzedakah.  So, what is Tzedakah?  Jacquelyn DeGroot writes:

Jewish Philanthropy: The Concept of Tzedakah 

Tzedakah is the Hebrew word for philanthropy and charity. It is a form of social justice in which donors benefit from giving as much or...

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High Holy Day Appeal

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Offerings are a wonderful way to memorialize or pay tribute to loved ones and help maintain our synagogue.

HONOR THE ONES YOU LOVE, Yahrzeit, or illness, or any stated reason:

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Contributions can be made securely on our website: Click on our donate button on our Home page...

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Genesis "Bereshit" 15: 13,14 - The Biblical Account Of The Exodus (Part 2)

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (2)

“A Jewish Rabbi Challenges Whether Ancient History Supports The Biblical Account Of The Exodus And Why Blacks In America Should Be Interested In The Controversy (Part 2)

Last week, we quoted the following comment from Rabbi David Wolpe, broadcast on a National Public Radio (NPR) program “The truth is that virtually every modern archaeologist who has investigated this story of the Exodus, with very few exceptions, agrees that the way the Bible describes the Exodu...

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Genesis "Bereshit" 15: 13,14 - The Biblical Account Of The Exodus (Part 1)

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Why haven't the theologians, scholars, Rabbis, Priests, Reverends and Imams openly discussed the possibility that it is Blacks in America whose 400 plus year experience in America fulfills what is written of in the Book of Exodus?

Genesis “Bereshit” בְּרֵאשִׁית, 15:13,14

"13 And He said unto Abram: 'Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not thei...

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Chief Rabbi Wentworth Arthur Matthew the Visionary: Standing at Sinai

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

In the beginning, two thousand years before the heaven and the earth, before 4000 BC, Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve'et ha'aretz "In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth;" with 7 powerful words and 28 powerful letters of a perfect synchronized text found in Genesis "Bereshit": 1:1. This is the first verse of the first chapter in the Book of Bereshit in the Hebrew Bible "Torah" and forms th...

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