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about Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi

I have been a guest on a number of Catholic and Christian Radio programs discussing the Jewish faith and have given numerous lectures in Churches and Synagogues about the similarities and differences between Judaism and Christianity. Having been raised in an Observant, Orthodox Jewish home, I spent 4 years in the United States Navy where I was only one of three professed Jews on a ship of 1600 men. This experience was the catalyst that fueled my desire to educate others about Judaism and the Hebrew scriptures. I spent the first 18 years of my religious education in Yeshiva (Rabbinical School) and continue to live my life as a practicing Jew. My family lives in Jerusalem Israel; the eternal capital of the Jewish people.

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Why All the Details in Judaism?

Does God care about the details? Yes, because He wants us to care about them.

President Trump Prediction in the Bible Codes

In two separate sets of Bible Codes, published three months apart, international Bible Codes expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson found evidence that D...

Why Do Liberals Hate Free Speech?

Washington University Political Review

Why this Orthodox Rabbi supports Trump

I am going to vote for the candidate that protects the Constitution and makes America what it can be - and was.

Kippah: A Blessing On Your Head

It is perhaps the most instantly identifiable mark of a Jew. When and why do we wear a kippah?

30 Strangers at a funeral

A group of Jews perform the ultimate kindness for a woman who was going to have no mourners at her funeral.

Entebbe - The Greatest Hostage Rescue Operation Ever

Quick video about the greatest hostage rescue operation of all time

Shattered and Whole

Being Jewish means dancing with the conflicting combination of pain and joy.

Killing Harambe: The Cincinnati Zoo Tragedy

It was a choice between a human life and an animal life.

The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel

On the day the British Mandate over Palestine expired - Friday, May 14, 1948 - the Jewish People's Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum to decla...
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"Dan, extremism on either side is never a good thing. On this we certainly agree." read more
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"How is the cross the 'ultimate ark'? You made a comparison between 2 literal arks which saved people and then a cross which had no pitch, didn't fl..." read more
"Isaiah 53:7 - He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he would not open his mouth; like a lamb to the slaughter he would be brought, and like a..." read more
"Jonathan, within Judaism we "learn" certain lessons from the usage of the original Hebrew words which Moses wrote in the Torah (5 Books). In Hebrew..." read more
"Jonathan, thank you again for your response. Your assumption about Jews misinterpreting scriptures would be correct if Jews around the world had di..." read more
"Jonathan, Thank you for your sincere and insightful question. You are correct that throughout Jewish history (and still today), the Jewish people h..." read more
"Jonathan, Thank you for your sincere and insightful question. You are correct that throughout Jewish history (and still today), the Jewish people ..." read more
""Rabbi" Michael Lerner does not represent all American Jews, nor does he have "Smicha" (Rabbinic Ordination) from any reputable Jewish Organization..." read more
"We are blessed to live in a nation that protects individual rights and allows each law abiding, responsible citizen to protect himself/herself and ..." read more
"Alberto, let me ask you a question. Suppose you were going to a restaurant and the dress code was a tie and jacket and you were in shorts and a T-S..." read more
"Part of the problem with the Reform movement in Judaism, as well as other more "modern" religious expressions that have re-interpreted biblical scr..." read more
"My dear friend Jose, thank you for sharing your story as well as your understanding of how you personally are able to reconcile the Jewish and Chri..." read more
"Murray, thank you for your response. I truly enjoy our discussions as well. With reference to your belief in Christ, I think we can look at this in..." read more
"Murray, according to Judaism, the entire purpose of physical creation was to enable us to 'earn' closeness to God through our actions. Let's think ..." read more