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  1. Ehav4Ever

    The meaning of (אלהים) "elohim" according to Jewish and Ancient Sources

    This thread will be used to discuss what ancient Israeli / Jewish sources state about the "term" (אלהים) "elohim" including its etymology, meaning, and uses in Jewish texts. Please be aware, this will be using actual source material and not sites like wikpedia and such that are not accurate in...
  2. Ehav4Ever

    The Written Torah - How It Came About and Who Wrote It

    In this thread I will discuss the historical / traditional claim made by Torah based Jews / Orthodox Jews, Samaritans, and even Karaites that the written text of the Torah was dictated by the Creator of all things to Mosheh ben-Amram and that the current Torah texts of ancient Torah based...
  3. Ehav4Ever

    Hashem as the single Source of creation (Ancient Yisraeli / Yehudi Concept)

    In this thread I will be addressing the issue of whether or not the ancestors of modern day Torath Mosheh and Orthodox Jews at some point changed from following the fundamentals of the Torah as expressed in the Talmud and by the Rishonim. The Torah fundamental I will be addressing is the nature...
  4. Ehav4Ever

    The Problem with the use of the word Judaism to describe something prior to ~1300 CE

    In this thread I will be discussing the problems with English articles, texts, etc. that discuss or attempt to describe any form of Ivri, Yisraeli (Israeli) or Yehudi (Jewish) practice using the word Judaism to do so. Using terminology found in ancient documents will be necessary for what I will...
  5. Ehav4Ever

    Torah based perspectives on Free-Will (Adam and Hawwah)

    This thread is inspired by a conversation from another thread concerning Jewish perspectives on Adam and Hawwah (Eve). There is no concept of original sin in Torah based Jewish dicussion about Adam and Hawwah. In the Hebrew text is not about morality, in the way you may understand the concept of...
  6. Ehav4Ever

    Ancestry of Torath Mosheh Jews (Ivrim-Benei Yisrael-Yehudim)

    The folliwing is description of historical and archeological sources towards the ancestry of the following Jewish communities. Mizrahim Teimanim Sephardim Maghrebim Qavqazim Ashkenazi Orthodox, Ultra-Orthodox, Hasidim, Hereidim Ethiopian / Habashim / Beta Yisrael Benei Menashe To start, the...
  7. Michael1926

    The Unconquerable City

    There is a city that i learned about in Jewish teachings called Luz. This city was unconquerable and every kingdom that tried to conquer them inevitably failed. We learn that this city was given special protection by G-d which is why none could conquer it. Luz is located in what was once the...
  8. Ehav4Ever

    Torath Mosheh Yemenite Jewish vs. Samaritan Israeli Song by the Sea

    The following are two ancient versions of how the Song by the Sea is recited in Yemenite Jewish communities and the second in the Samaritan Israeli community. Both are how they were recited anciently and still how they are recited modernly in the respected synagogues of each group. Torath...
  9. Ehav4Ever

    Torath Mosheh and Translations of Jewish Texts

    This came up in another thread and I decided to post it here in case I need to reference it.
  10. Ehav4Ever

    The Importance of Correct/Accurate Terminology in Discussing Torah/Yahaduth

    I plan on making this into a reference thread. That way I don't have to repeat the same information or better yet allow me to refer others to this. The first point I would like to make is about the English term "Hebrew" and how it can be confused some incorrect "westernized" concepts. There was...
  11. Ehav4Ever

    Ask me anything about Torath Mosheh

    I have a bit of time for the next two weeks so I find this format a bit interesting. Any question on any topic. I try my best to be well versed in as many disciplines as possible. A couple of conditions: Depending on the question I will try to answer within two days. In all questions I will...
  12. Ehav4Ever

    How Torah based Jews Understand the Hebrew Tanakh's View of the Creator

    This thread is to address a question bough up by @firedragon . I will start off by restating what was originally asked and restated what was originally given as answers in the following posts. firedragon wrote: I would like to consult a Jew or two on this matter because this is a very common...
  13. Ehav4Ever

    "A" Torath Mosheh View of Human Suffering and Responsibility

    In another thread, well as a question I once answered on Quara, series fo questions were asked which I will summarize in the following way. Why would a serial killer be allowed to abuse and murder a dozen innocent children over the course of his lifetime? Is what ever created everything...
  14. Sean Keys

    Historical evidence for the Torah

    The first 5 books marks the foundation of the 3 greatest monotheistic religions, yet there is only archealogical evidence for everything from Judges onwards, how do we weigh this up?
  15. Ehav4Ever

    Do Torath Mosheh and Orthodox Jews know who is a Jew, according to Hebrew Tanakh?

    Recently, a challenge has been made about whether or not it is possible to identify who is really a Jew. The reality is that among Torath Mosheh and Orthodox Jews there has never been a problem in identifying who is a Jew. The reason is very simply. The definition of such was first provided by...
  16. Ehav4Ever

    Is it true that Torath Mosheh/Orthodox Jews think halakha is complete and unalterable?

    In order to answer this question, the first consideration would be "What is halakha?" The hebrew term (הלכה) comes from the Hebrew root (ה-ל-ך) meaning "walking; moving towards a goal." Thus, halakha is defined as the process of practice, tradition, rulings, etc. that relates to how Torath...
  17. Ehav4Ever

    Why Torah based Jews would be unconvinced

    "If that is what you consider to be true then why does it matter to you what we Jews say?" That is the question I often want to ask when threads are started as if they are asking questions to Jews when instead what is being posted is a statement or manifesto. That is not to say that some people...
  18. firedragon

    The Gospel and the Torah, the Quran, Christian, Bahai, and other apologetics.

    In a nutshell, the Quran mentions the Gospel (Injeel), the Torah (Thaurath), and of course other scripture as well. But like a famous advertisement most of us would have these two top of mind, which probably is the reason these two are cited more often. Christian evangelists and Apologists...
  19. Y

    Abrahamics Only: Genesis 1:28-30 - Father Adam's GOD given Mission: The Glorious Commandment

    Genesis 1:28-30 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 29 And God said, Behold, I have...
  20. Y

    ABRAHAMICS ONLY: The Tree called the knowledge of good and evil, (Genesis: a closer look) continued.

    In Genesis 2:16-17 it is written: 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. If we look at...
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