The world was created with ten utterances. What does this come to teach us? Certainly, it could have been created with a single utterance. However, this is in order to make the wicked accountable for destroying a world that was created with ten utterances, and to reward the righteous for sustaining a world that was created with ten utterances. (Ethics of Our Fathers ch.5:1)
The world consists of various time zones. Consequently, commandments which are dependent on time, take place at different times in the various places where Jews live. One region can be celebrating Shabbos, while another is busy at work.
This text-based class on a Shavuot discourse focuses on our special relationship to God that is metaphorically described as a faith-infused “marriage.” It's a Ma'amar (formal Chasidic discourse) that was delivered by the Rebbe in 1988, on a Shabbat afternoon just hours before Shavuot. Based on the final verse in the Haftorah: “I will betroth you to me with Faith,” it provides remarkable insights into what happened at Mount Sinai and why it’s relevant to us today. A powerful, insightful, and…
The second half of the last millennium (1500-today) saw still newer developments in Halakah as well as in other fields of literacy. How do these major literary trends (such as Hassidism) define Judaism today and into the future?
The popular prayer of ‘Aleinu’ – the final prayer – conveys the fundamental values of Judaism. Firstly, praise for being a unique people with a unique mission, the unique unity of God, and the hope for the time when God’s presence will be fully realized in the world.
The first half of the last millennium (1000-1500) experienced an explosion in Jewish literacy in many fields: Kabbalah, philosophy, biblical commentary, poetry, and, most notably, in the great codifications of Halakha (Jewish Law). How did these great Codes originate?
Genesis 48 - Life Lessons From Death Pastor Joe McCormick is the senior pastor of Calvary Mountain View Church (Calvary Chapel) in American Fork Utah. For more sermons by pastor Joe or more information about the church please visit our website: http://www.calvarymv.com Like our Page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CalvaryMV?fref=ts Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CalvaryMV