King Messiah: Clearing the air

by Yaffah daCosta -- This is an explanation of the Jewish view of King Messiah … only for the sake of peace and understanding. In answering some of the criticisms leveled against more…

Blessing of the firstborn

by Yaffah daCosta -- This week's Torah reading (Genesis 47:28 – 50:26) highlights again the important biblical lesson that our actions have "consequences." For example, some astute students of the Bible have more…

Oslo: Dead, but not buried?

by Yaffah daCosta -- Alzheimer's is a terrible disease for a loved one to have. I know, because my father died from complications related to Alzheimer's. It is often called a "death more…

Lessons learned

by Yaffah daCosta -- The Bible is filled with stories from which we can learn valuable lessons, as well as showing us how important it is for us to learn from our more…

Arafat's last chance

by Yaffah daCosta -- For a long time I've been questioning the sanity in statements from Americans, Palestinians and Israelis about their desire for peace in the Middle East, vs. their actions. more…

Crushing the Taliban

by Yaffah daCosta -- So America has crushed the Taliban – not because they oppressed women or members of minority religions. Nor did we crush them because they are a totalitarian regime more…

Peace from appeasement?

by Yaffah daCosta -- Editor's note: WorldNetDaily strongly recommends that any person or organization interested in pursuing tax changes discussed in this commentary seek and follow the advice of a competent, properly more…

Sale of a birthright

by Yaffah daCosta -- There's a background to the story of the "sale of the birthright" that is not well known outside of Jewish circles where the sages are read. The sages more…

World's first land deed?

by Yaffah daCosta -- This week's reading talks about Sarah's life, her death and Abraham's desire to bury her in a cave at Kiryat Arba (which is Hebron, according to Genesis 23:2). more…

Spiritual Jews

by Yaffah daCosta -- This past week's reading (Genesis 12:1 thru 17:27) is all about the Abrahamic Covenant. God makes a covenant with Abraham and blesses him, promising that, in him, all more…