Moses could not enter the Land of Israel because… as God says in Numbers 20:12 “You did not believe in me!” How is it possible Moses didn’t believe in God? Why was striking the rock, instead o speaking to it such a serious offense? Notes and sources below the video!!! Source Sheets LINK TO […]
Rabbi Shmuel Veffer speaks at the Knesset
The biblical meaning of olive oil and how that affects Israel’s relationship with the Nations I was invited to speak about Chanukah at the Yeshiva for the Nations which took place at the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) MK Rabbi Yehuda Glick was the host of the program along with Jim Garlow and Rosemary Schindler Garlow. There […]
Yom HaAtzmaut – Israel Independence Day
This session was recorded live on Israel Independence Day! Why does Yom HaAtzmaut fall between Passover and Shavuot? Why is Passover called “Time of our Liberty” Zman Heruteinu? What are the Hebrew words for Liberty and Independence and how are they different? What is the religious significance of the political turmoil in Israel today? Why […]
What is Holy about the Holy Land?
In this session I hosted for Bridges for Peace arranged by GG Subscriber Lindsay Ingalls, you’ll learn the following: Shmuel’s Aliyah Story Learn why Hebrew, the Holy Language is unique What does the word Holy (Kadosh) really mean? What is the common link between the Holy Land, Holy Nation, Holy Torah, Holy Sabbath and Holy […]
ISRAEL & UAE DEAL – A Political and Torah Perspective
There’s is no question that the ISRAEL/UAE peace deal is a game changer in the Middle East. But many people have been asking, ‘does this help, or hinder the Biblical destiny of the Nation of Israel?’ How does this agreement fit in politically? Is it a good idea? How does suspending annexing of parts of […]
Hebrew Names of God – Why so many?
When reading the Torah in English, it’s not clear what the Name of the God of Israel is. However, when you read it in the original Hebrew things get even more complicated. There are SEVEN main Names for God and many other minor Names!!! How is it possible that the one true monotheisitic God has […]
LOVE of GOD – How do you command an emotion?
Among the 613 “Commandments” given to Israel at Sinai are: 1. To Love God 2. To Fear God But aren’t “love” and “fear” emotions? How can we be commanded to “feel” something? We’ll take a deep dive into the Hebrew definitions of these words and learn how the Sages explain how we can fulfill these […]
Natural Born Citizen – As King of Israel and US President
According to the US Constitution, a candidate for President (and Vice President) must be a “natural born citizen.” But the constitution does not define the term. So what did the the drafters of the Constitution have in mind? And did the Torah’s requirements for eligibility to be the King of Israel influence their decision? Does […]
PRAYER – It’s much more than you think!
What is the Torah definition of prayer? Are we trying to get God to change his mind?!! What is the difference between private and communal prayer? Why do we need both? Doesn’t fixed language in a prayer book limit us? Join us as we delve into this seemingly simple, yet complex subject… Notes and sources […]
Shabbat- For the Jews only? or for the World?
God “rests” after creating humanity at the beginning of Genesis… but in Exodus at Sinai, the Nation of Israel are given Shabbat as a sign between God and the Jewish people. Is Shabbat for Everyone or just the Nation of Israel? What does it mean to “rest from work”? What does the Hebrew word “Shabbat” […]