Author Archives: Ya'aqov ben Yisrael

About Ya'aqov ben Yisrael

I am simply a man with questions and trying to figure out the answers; my greatest joys are found in the study of Torah: its language and exegesis.

Search for the Original Israelite Paternal Line

Family Tradition can be altered; Yichusim can be faked or forged; DNA is irrefutable. According to the official Karaite Hakham outside of Israel, Meir Rekhavi Who decides what a Paternal Jewish Line is? These are all 100% Paternal Lines of … Continue reading

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Male and Female He created them

I find it absolutely amazing that the first woman was named Hawwah. Mitochondrial DNA is passed only from mother to child; mitochondria is the powerhouse of all living cells. Without mitochondrial DNA, no life would be possible. Bereshith 1, 27 … Continue reading

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I Want/Intend to Make for Him a Helper Genesis 2:18

          A very profound statement that I wish to discuss. I would love to hear your opinions as to the meaning of this pasuq וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהִ֔ים לֹא־טֹ֛וב הֱיֹ֥ות הָֽאָדָ֖ם לְבַדֹּ֑ו אֶֽעֱשֶׂהּ־לֹּ֥ו עֵ֖זֶר כְּנֶגְדֹּֽו׃ Genesis 2:18 … Continue reading

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Interpretation and Biblical Scholarship

כֹּל פֵּירוּשׁ שֶׁאֵינוּ עַל פֵּירוּשׁ הַטְעָמִים לֹא תֹאבֶה לֹו וְלֹא תִשְׁמַע אֵלָיו You shall not consent to nor listen to any interpretation which is not according to the interpretation of the te’amim [meaning the Masoretic vocalizations and accents]. Abraham ibn … Continue reading

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Sefer ha-Torah

Sefer ha Torah PDF with facsimiles of a Torah Scroll as used in Synagogue

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Does the Bible Really Support the Claim of Flat-Earthers that there is a Dome in the Sky?

This is a short study explaining the incorrect view that the Bible supports the flat earth view of a solid dome over the earth.

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