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Defiant With G-d?

"You have been defiant with G-d..." (Deuteronomy 9:24).

This is usually understood as 'You have been defiant against G-d'.

But R' Menachem Mendel of Riminov notes that we should not ignore the literal meaning. There are those who are defiant WITH G-d - they exploit and distort G-d for their own wicked agenda. Wrapping themselves in religion - they actually defy G-d.

By Rabbi Michael Skobac


Rabbi Michael Skobac had been involved with Jews for Judaism (Canada) since 1989 and currently serves as its Director of Education and Counselling. He is a leading authority on missionaries, cults and issues relating to Jewish continuity and Jewish spirituality. Rabbi Skobac's publications include Missionary Impossible; Counter-Missionary Survival Guide; The DaVinci Code: A Jewish Perspetive; and Intermarriage: Is There Ligth at teh End of the Tunnel?


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Republished by Angelique Sijbolts with permission for the Noahide Academy.

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