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Email 42

Shalom Rabbi Davis Is this statement correct. Only the blood of a “sinless lamb” could remove sin in man. The sacrifices of the Old covenant only covered sin. Thank you, Becky YHVH required a “perfect” lamb, no blemishes or physical deformities. The following verses although not the only verses addressing this subject are demonstrable of… Read more »

Email 41

Hello there! I am just wandering… How observant R U? Do U study or believe in the Kabbala, Chassidus etc. Many x-tians believe in the “freedom” from the law. This disturbs me so, and also make JC take on a very evil manifestation. Because Torah is so infinitely incredible and beyond. It is the very… Read more »

Email 40

Shalom Rabbi Davis, I have been talking a while now with some Jewish people at a place for debating about different issues of faith ect… This person said Yahshua could not have been the Messiah because Messiah had to be of the tribe of Judah. And Joseph was not his father and even if he… Read more »

Email 39

I’m not clear about the concept of binding and loosing can you help me? Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts to answering the issues you have raised. You state you are struggling with the concept of “binding and loosing.” I do not know if you read my papers on this subject, but if not, they may… Read more »

Email 38

My wife and I are committed members of the Messianic movement. My mother, however, practices her Judaism at a Conservative synagogue, and my new found beliefs have been hard for her to accept. We have a 2 year old daughter whom we wish to raise in a manner consistent with scripture. The problem is my… Read more »

Email 37

Rabbi, In Genesis 9:5 Why are the animals included? Genesis 9:22-27 Why was Ham cursed so harshley? Shalom, Sharon Dear Sharon, Gen 9:5 “And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s… Read more »

Email 36

Dear BethLLives: My answers are often forthright. Please do not be offended if I do not agree with you. I always state my reasons why. I’ve been told my style is sometimes curt and undiplomatic especially for Christians. I’m used to a Jewish congregation, and in that context have no problem of offending anyone’s sensibilities… Read more »

Email 35

Dear Rabbi Davis, Being Christian and having no Jewish background, my curiosities have grown when reading the Bible (King James Version) and I have often found myself wondering whether the translation (or the translation of certain words) in the book are the same as it was written in Hebrew. I’ve a good Concordance that has… Read more »

Email 34

Many Christians believe Jeremiah 30 is talking about a future event; Jacob’s trouble. I think it has to do with the Babylonian captivity. What do you think? Larry Dear Larry: I have to put the whole text down to make my points. This is not an in depth analysis, but simply a reliance upon the… Read more »

Email 33

Where does the basis for Jewish matrilineal descent come from? Matrilineal descent is derived from Deuteronomy 7:4 according to the Talmud (Jewish Commentary on the Bible) The Talmud was begun in 188 CE with the Mishnah, but not completed until about 474 C.E. The closest we can get to when the matrilineal descent became fixed… Read more »