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This site is the official blog for the staff at TorahResource. This site will feature any and all articles written by our staff on confronting issues and Biblical topics. From time to time you might also be able to see work from our students at TorahResource Institute, and papers that we feel need to be seen by the wider public. 

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“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” (Rom. 1:16)

 

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You Shall Not Boil a Kid in its Mother’s Milk

It is the purpose of this paper to offer an inquiry into one particular halakhic question, namely, the separation of meat and milk as a broad standard of kosher foods (kashrut). Ultimately, the purpose of such an inquiry is to lay an historical and theological background in order to determine whether separating meat and milk as a matter of kashrut is based upon a Torah commandment or is purely a rabbinic extension or innovation.
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119 Ministries and the Copper Scroll (Part 2): A Response to Jim Barfield

As I stated in the first installment of this blog series, Rob Vanhoff and I addressed some of the issues we have with the Copper Scroll Project (CSP) on our podcast, The Rob & Caleb Show. The director of the CSP is Jim Barfield. Barfield admits that he is not a scholar but rather a retired investigator. After our show aired Barfield took some time and put a Q&A page up on the CSP website (published Feb. 20th 2015). I can only assume that this is a direct response to our show, as it attempts to address the exact objections we raised.