Please enjoy our enlightening Topical studies below!

Yom Kippur

Do we observe the Yom Kippur fast on Shabbat?

Question: Since it is forbidden to fast on Shabbat, do we fast on Yom Kippur if it falls on Shabbat? Answer: We do fast when Yom Kippur coincides with Shabbat (this being one of the differences between Yom Kippur and other fasts). Since Yom Kippur is a biblical fast, and the Torah calls it “Shabbat Shabbaton” – the Shabbat of Shabbats – this implies that it takes precedence over Shabbat.…

Are you led by the Spirit?

A common quote from the new testament among believers is Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua.”  This is usually stated to encourage us in our failures, but the sentence does not end there. It goes on to say “who do not walk according to the…

the process of persecution

The Process of Persecution

We have often seen and discussed the persecution of Christians and Jews throughout history… but did we ever think we would see the day when we would see persecution from professed followers of the Messiah? Unfortunately many in the Christian world have fear as to the growing interest in the Hebrew roots of the Christian…

Why Sacrifices?

In light of this week’s Torah portion Vayikra, I thought I would post this question about the sacrificial system for you to meditate on… Question: Can I ask you why YHVH asks for sacrifices?  If he cannot change, how can he change this system of death He gave? Some say he did change it, and Jesus…

Torah vs. Takanot

Scriptural Q & A Oftentimes I receive phone calls, skype’s, texts, and emails from individuals around the world requesting Bible studies on different topics and asking very good questions as they are seeking truth in all areas of their spiritual walk and studies. One such question, which has been asked me before, came in today…