These columns are my own Torah based religious writings. The views in these columns represent my own studies and thoughts. If you are not interested in Jewish studies, please discard and ignore. If you are curious to know the reasons for my thoughts – just ask.
Judah’s Torah Columns
· ANIMAL SACRIFICE Leviticus and Jewish hygiene
· BAD IS GOOD on wine, Kiddush and Seder
· Binding of Ishmael on children as “human shields”
· Census Numbers: why a low age limit was used for counting Levites?
· COMMON SENSE on the creation of new laws -- Tzelofhad’s daughters
· DIBROT the First Commandment – is it a commandment?
· DIVIDED LOYALTY is it “Us versus Them”?
· Evolution of Creation Evolution is in Genesis
· Exemplary Education how parents teach their children thoroughly
· FAITH and OPTIMISM the sin of the spies: without faith the future is just anxiety
· FLOOD on the 7 Noahide laws
· Golden Calf faith is not granted, it is a daily effort
· Government Program Joseph’s plan was the ideal government program
· Heart on managerial skills
· HOSPITALITY good manners are not commandments, but human requisites
· JEWISH DIET Jewish food is required to be clean
· LEADER on leadership qualities: Moses
DECORUM on the expec
· LOVE YOURSELF love your fellow and yourself
· PRIESTLY GENES Jewish priests (Kohanim) are descendants of Aaron
· PUBLIC HEALTH the priests were responsible to monitor public health
· Rosh HaShanah the year starts on the 1st day of the 7th month
· SANCTIFYING ABOMINATION do rabbis have the authority to allow a sin?
· Siblings parents should not prefer a child over another
· SINCERE SERVICE worthy service/prayer are for the good of others, not self gain
· SOJOURNERS on non-Jews within the congregation
· SPIRITUAL PURIFICATION red-heifer: large efforts are needed to elevate a community
· SUFFERING pre-requisite for change and progress
· Teaching Mitzvot it’s our responsibility to teach values -- right and wrong
· TISHA BeAV inner divisions are recipe for disaster; let’s focus on unity
· TRUTH and TRUST truth ==> justice ==> peace
· TURN TO SEE initiate, seek God to make Him available
· VERBAL FRAUD it is forbidden to refer to converts as such
· WHO IS A RABBI may rabbis declare the Torah obsolete?
· Why try to understand mitzvot, but understanding is not a condition
· WORDS POWER on malicious gossip and slander
· YOM KIPPUR a reminder of our weakness and mortality