Do you still hold on to the belief that the Torah is divine? Literary experts and historians have compared the Bible to other writings of 3000 years ago (when the Torah was supposedly given by G-d) and said that its style doesn't fit in to the literature of that time frame, and must have been written much later. How can you ignore a fact that has been scientifically proven?
Did you hear about the recent study on frogs? Scientists took a sample of over one hundred frogs of various species and did the following test:
They placed each frog on a table, crept up behind it and shouted, "Jump!" The frog jumped.
Then they cut off one leg, and again shouted jump. It jumped, although not as far.
They then cut off a second leg and told it to jump, and then a third, each time observing that the frog responded, but jumped smaller distances.
Finally they cut off the fourth leg and again shouted "Jump!" They were amazed to find that in every case the result was the same. The frog did not move at all.
The conclusion: When you cut off a frog's legs, it goes deaf. It is scientifically proven.
We all come to the conclusions that we want to believe. When the experts find that the Torah is too advanced for its time, they conclude it must have been written later than claimed. When I study Torah, I conclude that it is still ahead of its time, because it was written by G-d for all times and all places. Even the parts that seem archaic and outdated, when explained on a deeper level, have powerful messages that I often feel are speaking directly to me. They are relevant and inspiring to me, right here, right now.
Many have tried to either prove or disprove the Torah's divinity. Neither attempt will be successful. G-d wants us to have free choice. If we listen to His word, it is not by force. To maintain balance, there will always be valid arguments to discredit Him and His Torah. We can choose to buy those arguments, or see beyond them. Then, when we open ourselves to the Torah's message, the choice to do so is coming from within.
G-d has given you a mission. How you respond is totally up to you. You can be as deaf as a legless frog, or you can take a leap in response to your higher calling.
HOT soup Kiddush sponsored by Alethea, Taryn and Larnce Gold in honour of the yortzheit of their grandmother, Noami Frere (Nechama bas Ester) on 8 Iyar- Long Life.
Shabbos, 29 April, 2017 | 3 Iyar 5777
In depth Parsha Class............ 9:00am
Children's program............... 10:45am
Shabbos Morning Service ..... 10:00am- 12:20pm
Followed by Kiddush in honour of the Yortzheit of Jack Reuben's father, Joseph Reuben (Yosef Ben Reuven) on 4 Iyar; and the Yortzheit of Danny, Jesse and Dov Meguideche's mother Sarah Meguideche on 4 Iyar- Long Life.
Mincha with Pirkei Ovos Ch 2.................... 4:50pm
Gematria and story by Rev Amzalak.............5:15pm
Shiur with Rabbi Moss............................... 5:35pm
Shabbos ends and Maariv.......................... 5:55pm
Followed by Havdalah
WEEKDAY SHACHARIS SERVICES
Mon- Fri............................. 7:00am
Latest Shema this week........ 9:07am
MAZAL TOV TO
Nefesh's own Julie in honour of the birth of her grandson!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
Benjamin Hoch.......... 5 Iyar/ Monday 1 May
Sheryl Deubler.......... 6 Iyar/ Tuesday 2 May
LONG LIFE TO
Jack Reuben for his late father Joseph Reuben,
Yosef Ben Reuven... 4 Iyar/ Sunday 30 April
Danny, Jesse and Dov Meguideche for their late mother
Sarah Meguideche... 4 Iyar/ Sunday 30 April
Larnce Gold for his late grandmother Naomi Frere
Nechama bas Ester...8 Iyar/ Thursday 4 May
Marlene Franks for her late father Aaron Jacob Wolman
Aharon Yaakov...10 Iyar/ Saturday 6 May
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