Founded in 1976, CMY is Canada’s oldest Messianic Synagogue!

AS THE SEASONS CHANGE

I am blessed to live in an area where I get to see all the seasons change. Before, when we lived in Texas and in Florida, there was no snow. You really do not get to appreciate change until you see the change happening right in front of your eyes. Physically, some of us get…

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The Story of Chanukah

When it comes to Chanukah most people are familiar about the miracle story of the oil that burned for 8 nights. The miracle of Chanukah is not limited to miracle oil that burned for 8 nights. The other miracle component of Chanukah is the military victory of the Chasmonaim. The Chasmonaim also known as the…

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BOOK REVIEW: Growing Through Tehillim by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

Tehillim (Psalms) — the timeless words of King David — have been a source of inspiration and a refuge from distress and hopelessness for both Jew and non-Jew for generations. These timeless words can provide consolation and inner strength, encouragement and hope when facing life’s challenges. They can be the means by which we express…

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Pru Uvru – Be Fruitful and Multiply

In his commentary to Genesis 9:1, the Malbim () taught: כי כל כח הנמצא במציאות בהכרח מוליד ופורה, והאדם יתראו בו ג’ מיני כחות. “Every force in Creation is by necessity a force for creation, for producing new and different combinations of phenomena that never existed before.” The Malbim is speaking about the power of…

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Destroy and Rebuild

R’ Shimon bar Yochai taught that those who see the Torah as a book of stories undermine the essence of the Torah: “Woe unto those who see in the Torah nothing but simple narratives and ordinary words… Every word of the Torah contains an elevated sense and sublime mystery (Zohar, Beha’alotcha 12:58). As we arrive…

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Online Siddur Shaar HaShamayim Class Series

Join Rav Yehezqel of Kehilat Melech Yisrael in Toronto, Ontario as he will be doing a teaching and brief breakdown on the new Siddur Shaar HaShamayim. Class Dates October 16, 2018 at 7:30PM EST —– After registering for each meeting, your registration will be pending for approval by CMY. We will be reviewing those who…

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The Body of G-d

After rewinding the Torah back to the beginning we learn about the Creation story. As intriguing as the Creation story is many people make the mistake by taking the concepts of the Creation story literal and fail to understand the deeper meaning behind the Creation story. Rabbi Chaim Volozhin explained that the anthropomorphic terms of…

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Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur during Mincha [the afternoon of Yom Kippur] we read about the prohibition of forbidden relations in Parashat Acharei Mot: Vayiqra 18:6-8 אִישׁ אִישׁ אֶל־כָּל־שְׁאֵר בְּשָׂרוֹ לֹא תִקְרְבוּ לְגַלּוֹת עֶרְוָה אֲנִי יְהוָה׃ ס   עֶרְוַת אָבִיךָ וְעֶרְוַת אִמְּךָ לֹא תְגַלֵּה אִמְּךָ הִוא לֹא תְגַלֶּה עֶרְוָתָהּ׃ ס עֶרְוַת אֵשֶׁת־אָבִיךָ לֹא תְגַלֵּה עֶרְוַת אָבִיךָ הִוא׃…

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Now is The Time For You To Do Teshuvah

This Sabbath is called Shabbat Shuvah [The Sabbath of return]. The 10 days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur is critical for the new year. In the Book of Ruth we read that Naomi tells Ruth not to worry about Boaz redeeming her in order to take her as a spouse because; “Boaz was a…

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The Concept of Arvut

Being Jewish has nothing to do with doing “mitzvot [commandments].” Being Jewish has nothing to do with “loving G-d.” Being Jewish has to do with being an intricate part of the Jewish people. What made Ruth Jewish was her desire to make the Jewish people her people not just make the Jewish people’s G-d her…

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