Category Archives: TORAH STUDY

Revisit: The Lamb/Ram in Egypt's Pantheon

[First posted September 9, 2012.   Here is an article written by blogger who goes by “Frum Heretic” – frumheretic.blogspot.com, posted MARCH 31, 2009; reformatted for this post.  —Admin1.]   ——————————   Sheep Worship in Ancient Egypt   Apropos to the upcoming Pesach holiday, a recent guest post on DovBear asked the question “why was a sheep chosen for the […]

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Revisit: Additional Notes to Leviticus/Wayyiqrah – 3/Understanding the Sacrificial Cult

[First posted on August 19,2013.  This is from:  Pentateuch & Haftarahs, reformatting and highlights added.–Admin1.]   THE SACRIFICIAL CULT I. SACRIFICE: HEBREW AND HEATHEN According to the Bible and Talmud, the institution of sacrifice is as old as the human race. The study of primitive man, likewise, traces its origins back to the very beginnings of […]

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Revisit: Leviticus/Wayyiqrah 16 – What? They cast lots for a sacrificial goat and a scapegoat, wasn't 'Blood Atonement' all about a "Sacrificial Lamb"?

[First posted February 1, 2013.  The instructions for the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) are found in this chapter.  For an informative discussion of this most important holiday of the Jewish year, please go to http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday4.htm except remember that Jews today observe this commanded feast without a Temple and therefore without the animal sacrificial offerings.     […]

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Revisit: TORAH 101: What were the animal sacrifices all about? – Jewish Perspective

[First posted September 20,2012; reposted March 29, 2015.  This is from Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History, by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. What is strange to us gentiles who stand to gain from an informative book like this,  is the fact that the book was actually […]

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Deuteronomy/Davarim 22: "There is not to be a man's item on a woman, a man is not to clothe himself in the garment of a woman, for an abomination to YHVH your God is anyone doing these!"

[First posted November 11, 2013.    A national God who regulates every aspect of His chosen people’s life—that is the God of Israel.   Imagine including in the No-No’s such practices as transgender dressing, interweaving two different thread sources, sowing different seed species, and the like.    In the case of ‘transgender dressing’, most likely it […]

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