the tanakh jew

This is just a place containing the thoughts and rambling of a Jew whose authority is the Tanakh alone.


About This Blog

This blog is simply a place to gather my thoughts into one single location. The majority of the content will ultimately concern Judaism (specifically, Tanakh-only Judaism) and defending Jews from assimilation, namely from Christians and their missionaries no matter the label they may come under.

About The Author

My name is Zach (Zechariah) Powell. Due to assimilation, I grew up in a Christian household that picked and chose what mitzvot (commandments) they wanted to keep. It was, in all purposes, a pagan household that claimed they were Torah observant in some instances. Years ago, I rejected Christianity completely and came back to the Torah. Please feel free to add me as a friend on Facebook by visiting my timeline by clicking here.

In regards to my personal beliefs, I reject the Oral Torah completely, though I do find great value in studying it. I mostly align with the Rambam’s thirteen principles. The only thing I would likely go against is the centrality of the Messiah in modern Judaism. Nowhere in the Tanakh do we see that the Moshiach is central to the nation of Israel. Instead of arguing about the identity and hoping that he will come soon, it is in my personal opinion that we are better off being the moshiach ourselves by fixing the problems we, ourselves, have caused.

I am in no way a teacher, Rabbi, counter-missionary, or any other form of authority. I am simply a Tanakh-only Jew who collects his thoughts on this blog. I am always willing to help people learn more about the Tanakh and converting to a Tanakh-only Jewish faith, but my words are in no way authoritative and are subject to error.

With that, I would like to thank you for reading! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to either comment on a blog post or contact me directly via the “Contact” page of this blog. Please do note that I reserve the right to take down any comment that I deem unbecoming for a Jew.