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– Dr. Allen Mawhinney, A Retired Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary

Lost In Translation: Genealogies

“And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begot Isaac” (VaEile toledot Izhak) – this is the beginning of the new Torah Portion, Toledot. These very words, VaEile toledot, occur…

Lost In Translation: Death In Life

My dear readers, we continue our “lost in translation” journey through the Torah Portions. At some point, we will definitely go back to the Book of Acts and continue the discussion that…

Lost In Translation: Gospel In Genesis

  I wrote already on these pages that Torah Portion VaYerah presented a special interest to Christians: its structure is similar to the structure of the gospels, especially the Gospel of Luke….

Lost In Translation: Lech – Lecha

Lech Lecha is one of the most amazing portions in the whole Torah, and it’s definitely one of my favorites. One can speak endlessly about these chapters, in fact, I wrote an…

Saved From The Wicked Generation …

The second Torah Portion of the year is Noah. We all know the story of Noah. This is one of the first stories from the Bible that parents tell their kids. However, the…

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