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Parashat Ki Tisa II – The Erev Rav

“And when the people saw that Moses delayed….” (Ex 32:1). Why are they called sometimes “the people” and sometimes “the sons of Israel”? It has been noticed that when Torah mentions only “the people”, it implies a participation of the “Erev Rav” (the “Mixed multitude”) as it’s written: “The sons of Israel traveled… and the Read More

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The Erev Rav Part 5: The Erev Rav and the New Testament

Considering the traits outlined by our sages, let’s examine some encounters Rebbe Yeshua and his followers had with various externally “religious people” that could potentially be the erev rav. In Matthew 23:3-31 there are a number of statements made by Rebbe Yeshua that should stand out to the reader. Matt. 23:3 “So whatever they tell Read More

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The Erev Rav Part 6: Connecting the Dots

“The entire 974 generations (as brought down in Chagiga 13b, as mentioned above) which are the ‘Erev Rav’ which are the souls from the world of chaos (TOHU), G­d transplants them every generation, and they are the brazen­faced of the generation. Our sages said that in the period of ‘Mashiach’s footsteps’ impudence will become great…and Read More