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  • VIDEO: The Bible Code: hoax or holiness?

    By The Web Guy

    August 4, 2007 | 2:48 pm

    Video: Michael Shermer scrutinizes the idea of ‘hidden’ messages in the Torah.

    It’s just numerology, says Shermer, and serves as a supreme example of pattern-seeking (and finding) behavior of which we humans are so skilled. 

    While pattern recognition helps us pick out predators...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In Parshat Vayera, God does a math trick with names: He takes the letter yud (h)out of sarai's name. Then he divides it equally. Look at the chart below to discover how much the letter yud is worth in gematria. Now, what two letters does God come up with and where does...
  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The Good and the Bad

    This year, the 17th of Tammuz coincidentally falls on the 17th of July. The 17th of Tammuz (the 10th Jewish month) is a fast day -- no eating, no drinking. Why? Because on this day, a few thousand years ago, the Romans breached the walls of Jerusalem. Three...