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The Bible’s Prayer Book

As the bus pulls away from the station, Malka turns to the back cover of her book of Psalms and retrieves a worn, folded note paper. Opening it, she glances over the list of names of loved ones in need of healing. She smiles in gratitude as […]

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Conversation with the Creator

Malka stood in the cool shade of the Western Wall’s stones. So many Jewish tears have been shed in this sacred spot, Gentile onlookers have taken to calling it the “Wailing Wall”—but to Malka, it is the Kotel HaMa’aravi, the ancient retaining wall that once formed the […]

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The God of the Living: The Master on the Resurrection

In the days of the Second Temple Period there were many different sects and groups in Judaism, yet the Master seems to primarily deal with only two of them: the Pharisees and the Sadducees. Although there were many differences between these two prominent groups, the issue that […]

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