Archive for the Yakach יָכַח Category

The Unexpected Appearance of Rosh Hashanah

I never know from day to day if I’ll ever write here again, but something just happened that caught me completely by surprise and I think it’s relevant. My wife said she’d be going to shul tonight. I knew the High Holidays were coming up, but for […]

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The On-Going Mosaic Office in Judaism: A Review and Analysis of Kinzer’s Writings on Oral Torah

The On-Going Mosaic Office in Judaism:  A Review and Analysis of Kinzer’s Writings on Oral Torah

“Why is the notion of Oral Torah so repugnant to Messianic Jews?  Some of the suspicion derives from proper concern for the primacy and unique authority of the Written Torah.  Thus, some argue that the Written Torah is sufficient, and neither requires nor permits any supplement.  It […]

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The Humble Desert

This is the second of two blog posts I wrote several weeks ago. I don’t know when or if I’ll write anymore. Ohr HaChaim explains the first verse in Sefer Devarim in a novel way: He says that Moshe was alluding to nine attributes that are necessary […]

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