Rationales for the Omission of Eschatology in the Bible

Rationales for the Omission of Eschatology in the Bible

BY NOAH H. ROSENBLUM HAVING GAINED A SHORT RESPITE FROM PERSECUTION after the expulsion from Spain, Don Isaac Abravanel, after many arduous and turbulent years in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish sovereigns, settled in Monopoli, a small Italian town on the Adriatic Sea. He wished to devote himself, in his declining years, to […]

Prayer from the Heart

Prayer from the Heart

Hearing the harsh prophecy of Isaiah, Hezekiah turns his face toward the wall (kir in Hebrew) and prays to God. What wall? This symbolically alludes to praying from the heart as it states in Jeremiah 4:19: My anguish my anguish I am in pain. The chambers (kirot) of my heart. Prayer is both spiritual and […]

What is Remez?

What is Remez?

Judaism has several ways to interpret the Bible that includes Remez; using the Hebrew letters in a verse to help explain its meaning. The Hebrew alphabet has 22 characters. Within the Remez system, numerical values of the Hebrew letters also help elucidate a scriptural verse, known as Gematria.  Below is a chart defining the numerical value of the Hebrew alphabet along […]