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HaShem (“the Name”)

HaShem (in Hebrew: השם) is a term that literally means “The Name”. It is used to avoid referring to the Name of GOD. It is also used to avoid writing the word YHWH (formed by the Hebrew letters yod hei vav hei), and with the word ADONAI which is used only in prayers, songs and  Full Article…

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Jesus the Nazarene, not “from” Nazareth

The Gospel according to Matthew is the oldest text of the New Testament translated directly from Aramaic (the language spoken in Galilee at the time of Jesus) to modern times. The translation of the Septuagint (LXX) into Classical Greek, however, was the cause of one of the greatest misunderstandings in the history of Christianity, according  Full Article…

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613 Mitzvot: The list of all the commandments contained in the Holy Scriptures

According to the Jewish tradition, the Holy Scriptures enumerates in total 613 commandments (in Hebrew language  מצוות‎romanized: mitzvot) The Talmud tells us (Tractate Makkot 23b) that there are 613 commandments in the Torah (Pentateuch for Christians): 248 Positive Commandments and 365 Negative Commandments, however, it does not provide us with a list. The number of  Full Article…

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