The Epistle to the Hebrews (or the Book of Hebrews) sets out to demonstrate that Judaism’s chief institutions were merely temporal and provisional. The Jews, its author argues, never really understood the true meaning of their Sabbath, messianic prophecies, temple sacrifices, and priesthood. They didn’t grasp that these were only images that prefigured and foreshadowed […]
Hashem told Abraham to get circumcised so he will become physically perfect. If Jesus was perfect, why did he need a circumcision? A question that would probably be more suitable to ask to a pastor was directed to Rabbi Singer who then explores problematic church teachings about Jesus.
God is not a man. It is that straight and clear in the Tanakh. But why if it’s so straight and so clear, why is it not straight and clear in the perspective of the Christians and Messianic? A Tenak Talk caller asked this interesting question.
This intriguing topic on “the Hidden Chapters” claimed by missionaries is discussed by Rabbi Tovia Singer on Tenak Talk. Missionaries who target Jews for conversion claim that the Jews purposefully removed Isaiah 53 from the Sabbath Haftorah reading. They argue that the rabbis are so scared that worshipers, upon hearing Isaiah 53 read from the pulpit, might bolt […]
How is the Messiah ben Joseph different than the Messiah ben David? Are there really two Messiahs? These questions frequently confuse people who for those unfamiliar with this topic. Missionaries often marshal this confusion in order to argue that the Jews believe in two messiahs: one who suffers and another, victorious. Rabbi Tovia Singer responds […]
The Book of Hebrews contains an elaborate argument that seeks to demonstrate that Christianity is superior to its elder rival, Judaism. It was carefully crafted to portray the Torah as partial and incomplete, unable to accomplish its task of setting people into a right standing before God. Rabbi Tovia Singer illustrates how the author of […]
We are taught by the Church that Satan is a fallen angel who rebelled against the Almighty, and emerged as the archenemy of God. His goal is to lead people away from the love of God. Moreover, we are told, man is totally depraved as a result of Satan’s unyielding power in the world, and […]
In this fascinating show, Rabbi Tovia Singer demonstrates that the authors of the New Testament did not question the authenticity and divine origins of the Oral Law and clearly accepted its teachings as sacred and authoritative. They therefore incorporated the Oral Law into its narratives during a period when the Oral Law was still only […]