Monthly Archives: March 2007

Sabbath Meditation, Leaven

May this last Shabbat before Passover be a blessing. If you are like us, you are having leaven with your Shabbat dinner. A nice loaf of challah. A chocolate cake (we have two of them). A few donuts. Leaven yourself … Continue reading

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Exclusivity and God, Part 3

Last time I talked about a concept in the Torah called karet, or being cut off from your people (be sure to scroll down and read Exclusivity and God, Part 1 and 2). This Torah issue relates to God’s exclusivity … Continue reading

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Exclusivity and God, Part 2

This will be a short series on the question: does God exclude people for not believing? I am blogging on this to work out my thoughts for an article I will be writing later. Be sure to read Part 1 … Continue reading

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Exclusivity and God, Part 1

I have been assigned to think about the issue of exclusivity, inclusivity, and God. That is, who does God let in and who does God keep out? These issues are familiar in theological questions like, “Must someone believe in Yeshua … Continue reading

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A Resurrection Case, Finale

This is the conclusion (for now) to a long series on the Resurrection of Yeshua. It started as a reaction to the Discovery Channel documentary, “The Lost Tomb of Jesus.” Click on “Jesus-Tomb” to the right to follow the whole … Continue reading

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Sabbath Meditation, Obligation and Devotion

I hope you are preparing for a joyous Shabbat. If you are not Jewish, I pray your worship this weekend will be meaningful and healing. This Shabbat I want to share with you words from Duties of the Soul, a … Continue reading

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A Resurrection Case, Part 1

Yesterday I posted an outline making a case for the historicity of the resurrection of Yeshua. Here are the details filling in the first part of that outline. I should be able to post the whole thing in only 3 … Continue reading

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A Resurrection Case Outline

I’ve been writing about the resurrection of Yeshua, a reaction to “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” documentary that aired on Discover Channel a few weeks ago. Here is a short outline of a case for the resurrection. I will add … Continue reading

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A Resurrection Sub-Tale: The Tomb-Guard-Conspiracy Tale

This is a little out of sequence in my long series on the historical credibility of the resurrection of Yeshua, but it is on topic. If you are interested in a critique of “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” (a Discovery … Continue reading

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Sabbath Meditation, Tree of Life

Etz chaim hee, l’makhazikim ba v’tomekheyha m’ooshar, derakheyha darkhei no’am v’khol n’tivoteyha shalom. Hashivenu Adonai, eleykha v’nashuvah, khadesh (khadesh) y’ameinu (khadesh y’ameinu) k’kedem. It is a tree of life for those who take hold of it and all its supporters … Continue reading

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Afterlife and Life After Afterlife

This is part of a continuing series started as an answer to the Discovery Channel documentary, “The Lost Tomb of Jesus.” If you have not already, click on the “Jesus-Tomb” category to the right and start reading at the bottom … Continue reading

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Musings on Prayer and Tradition

I will return to the resurrection evidence topic I’ve been writing about. I simply haven’t prepared to write the next part yet: resurrection views in the Judaism of Yeshua’s time. So, instead, I offer today a musing on prayer. I’m … Continue reading

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Yeshua’s Death — Its Meaning

I am still going to finish the series on the resurrection of Yeshua. This is simply on my mind and I thought I would insert it into the series. I read something in N.T. Wright’s Jesus and the Victory of … Continue reading

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Sabbath Meditation, Enlightened Eyes and Unified Hearts

May you and your family have a joyous Sabbath. If you observe the Sabbath, I pray your meal, your family togetherness, and your prayers be especially joyful. My meditation this Shabbat concerns a line from the blessings preceding the Shema: … Continue reading

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From Sleeping with the Fathers to Resurrection

This is part of a series on evidence for the bodily resurrection of Yeshua. This series is a follow-up to the Discovery Channel documentary, “The Lost Tomb of Jesus.” I am using N.T. Wright’s The Resurrection of the Son of … Continue reading

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“Witless Shadow in a Murky World”

This is part two of a series on the evidence for the resurrection adapted from N.T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God. The title is one of his subheadings and I thought it was an apt turn of … Continue reading

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Resurrection Evidence, Introduction

This is a continuation of my series on “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” a Discovery Channel documentary that aired on March 4. I have remarked several times that Simon Jacobovici relies on a big stretch to make his case that … Continue reading

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“The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” More Critiques

If you haven’t read my other posts on “The Jesus-Tomb Deception, Parts 1 and 2” and “Reaction to ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus,’” I recommend you look in the right margin and click on the category: Jesus-Tomb. Read all four … Continue reading

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Reaction to “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”

I will be blogging tonight on the Discovery Channel documentary, “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” by James Cameron and Simon Jacobivici, which is airing tonight. The program and a follow-up will last until midnight. I may be able to get … Continue reading

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Sabbath Meditation, Abraham Joshua Heschel

One thing I appreciate about Abraham Joshua Heschel’s little volume on The Sabbath is his profound meditation about time. So, as you prepare, perhaps, to light your candles and bless your wine, here are some quotes: The meaning of the … Continue reading

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Messiah Yeshua, Part 3

If you are looking for posts about “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” scroll down to “The Jesus-Tomb Deception, Part 1” and “The Jesus-Tomb Deception, Part 2.” This is part 3 of a series on the Messiahship of Yeshua. How do … Continue reading

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How Gullible Can Religious People Be?

Don’t miss the important posts below, “The Jesus-Tomb Deception” and “The Jesus-Tomb Deception, Part 2.” This post is really a diversion from the most important issue of the weekend: the reality of the resurrection of Yeshua. Nonetheless, I decided to … Continue reading

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The Jesus-Tomb Deception, Part 2

Yesterday I wrote giving you some ammunition against “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” a Discovery Channel documentary due to air Sunday, March 4 at 9 pm. It was produced by James Cameron, the director of Titanic. If you haven’t yet, … Continue reading

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