How to be forgiven for sins. How do I know when God has forgiven my sins

Is Confessing Your Sins Enough to be Forgiven by God?

This Yom Kippur, Rabbi Yehudah BenLewi of West African Jews of the Diaspora shares an encouraging teaching on effective confession of sin and what it REALLY means to truly repent of our sins. If you think confessing your sins is to The Most High (“God) and your fellow man is …

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This Hokmath Israel Weekday Siddur is formatted using our unique side by side, linear Hebrew and English transliteration, which allows for ease in following the service regardless to one's Hebrew literacy level. The English translation is provided on the same page, making following and understanding the Hebrew service easy. You will also find the transliteration helpful for correctly pronounce the Hebrew prayers and blessings, even if you do not read Hebrew text.

Weekday Siddur Preview & Purchase: West African Jews of the Diaspora

Rabbi Yehudah BenLewi  is pleased to announce the publication of the Hokhmath Israel Weekday Prayer Siddur! The Weekday Siddur is a monumental project in West African Jewish History.   Like the Shabbath Siddur, our new Weekday Siddur celebrates our rich history as Jews of the West African descent, and our geological …

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Call In for Live Passover-Preparation Class: What Goes on the Seder Plate

Don’t miss out on this free class on preparing your Seder plate for Pesah (Passover/Pesach). Rabbi Yehudah will be teaching us about the origin of the Seder plate, the correct symbolic items we should have on the Seder plate and what they represent. “Passover” or Pesah season begins this Shabbath …

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All About the Angels: What Angels Are and What They Do

So you’ve heard that ‘Satan’ is an evil and “fallen” angel who took one third of heaven’s angels with him in rebellion against the Holy One of Israel.  You’ve been told that everyone has a guardian angel. Can you ask these beings to help you? Can you command the angels to do …

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Does the Jew Have to Wear A Kippah?

  Key Factors One Should Know about Keeping the ‘Law’ of Wearing a Kippah   You might find it interesting to know that the Torah nor the HaZaL (sages of Israel) make it an obligation for Israelite/Jewish men to wear a kippah (head covering). It is merely a tradition (not …

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Baking Soft Massah (Matzah) For Passover

How to Make Soft Massah (Matzah) For Passover Our forefathers, or should I say fore-mothers, baked massah daily for Pesah (Passover), in their homes. I believe that this tradition should be revived (or continued, depending on your personal history) among Israel. Tradition has it that Rabbi Hillel (one of the head …

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Have You Fallen On Your Knees Before the Creator Today?

Bow Down! Falling upon one’s face in prayer is an act that has been practiced since ancient times, before and during the era in which Yisrael’s Beth HaMiqdah (The Holy Temple) stood. The prayer of supplication, or Tahanun involves the action of prostration- also called nefillah appaiyim (“falling on the face”)/ “Hishtah-hawayah” (falling on the …

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Does Israel Need Non-Jewish Religions?

Do Jews need Islam, Christianity or any other religion made by non-Jews ? JUST A REMINDER FOR THE LOST: I was in-boxed by someone who believes that Israel would be shown how to serve G-d (the Creator of heaven and earth), through a religion made by non-Jews. I’m posting this …

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Black Jews and Hebrew Israelites’ View of “Mainstream” Judaism’s Racism

Is Racism in Judaism against Black people inherent or injected? After reading a social media post, made about Jews, or more specifically about Black Jews of ‘African American descent’ that proclaimed, “Jews are not real or original Hebrews of the land of inheritance” based upon the fact ”Jews are white” and …

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Conservative and Reform Jewish Conversions “Not Kosher”?

Are Conservative and Reform Conversions ‘Kosher’? It has become common, due to modern Jewish politics, for one group of Jews to negate the Jewish identity and status of other Jews if they belong to and/or have converted to Judaism through sects of Judaism, other than that of the Jews doing …

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