Monthly Archives: May 2009

Shavuot and Pilgrimage to the Temple

The following is an excerpt from my 2008 book, Feast, available at lifeway.com: ……………………. A Pilgrim Feast In the really old days, before there was a temple, there was only a tent called the tabernacle. It moved from place to … Continue reading

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Shavuot: A Reading from 1954

Philip Goodman’s Shavuot Anthology, like all of his holiday anthologies, is worth its weight in twenty dollar bills. It is, unfortunately, out of print and available only used online. The reading I selected today is from a more modern writer, … Continue reading

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Ezekiel: Anti-Deuteronomy?

I am reading God’s Words in Human Words by Kenton Sparks, a self-professing evangelical Christian who is a professor at Eastern University. I am glad for the arguments Sparks makes in his books in favor of a critical (cynical?) view … Continue reading

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New Modern Orthodox Prayerbook

I have recently bought a Koren Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and it is beautiful. Imagine my interest when I heard from MJTI’s Carl Kinbar that Koren has just released (as of May 15) a Modern Orthodox Siddur (Prayerbook) translated and commented … Continue reading

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Suddenly Sabra and Jews for Jesus

I just read an article in the Jerusalem Post and it brought up for me my former life and a whole host of issues about Jewish-Christian relations. “Suddenly Sabra” is a recent American immigrant to Israel. She comes from the … Continue reading

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Five Days Preceding Shavuot, 1st of Sivan Today

On the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone forth out of the land of Egypt, on that day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. And when they set out from Rephidim and came into the … Continue reading

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Free Shavuot Resource

I just posted a free download on mountolivepress.com, my effort at serving Messianic Judaism with much-needed literature at low-cost (and some for free). What I have prepared is a Shavuot Haggadah. It is incomplete, but there is more than enough … Continue reading

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