Monthly Archives: November 2007

Musings on the Amidah, Part 2

The first benediction of the Amidah is the Avot, the fathers. Before we pray it, we say: My Lord, open up my lips so my mouth can speak your praise. Then, before we pray it, we bow and walk forward … Continue reading

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Upcoming Books

I want to share a little with all of you about some of my upcoming writing projects. I have been a writing fool for the past few months, working on some freelance assignments and write-for-hire as well as my own … Continue reading

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Isaiah 53

Can there be a text more debated than or more important than Isaiah 53 in Messianic Judaism? Here is my take on it: http://tikvatdavid.com/Torah%20Study_files/Isaiah%2053PDF.pdf

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Musings on the Amidah, Part 1

Sh’moneh Esrei — eighteen benedictions. So important in Judaism, simply called “the prayer,” haTefillah. Those reciting it face Israel. Those in Israel face Jerusalem. Those in Jerusalem face the temple. If you’re not sure which way to face, the rabbis … Continue reading

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The Prophecy of Prophecies, Part 1

Imagine being told from the beginning you were going to fail at something. Imagine if someone showed you a vision of coming pain and suffering that would go on for generations. Imagine if your idealism was, from the beginning, conditioned … Continue reading

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