Monthly Archives: May 2009

Who Let the Jews Out (of Messianic Judaism)?

I just read a thought-provoking essay on the history of Messianic Judaism and the current crisis of identity that has stalled so great a movement in God’s redemptive plan. In case anyone is wondering, Messianic Judaism has been in the … Continue reading

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Poll: Terminology and MJ

In distinguishing a Messianic Judaism which has a lot to do with Jewish people and Judaism from the wide variety of groups who also use the label “Messianic” and “Messianic Jewish” and “Messianic Congregation” and so on, it is always … Continue reading

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Shavuot and Mt. Sinai, Part 1

The Torah commands a positive mitzvah that we make known to our offspring from generation to generation all that transpired there [Mt. Sinai], both visually and audibly. There is a very great purpose to this mitzvah. –Maimonides You will not … Continue reading

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A New Blog: Yinon

Psalm 72:13 says, “May his name endure for ever, his fame continue as long as the sun!” The word for “continue” is interesting. It is written in the Masoretic text as yinnin, but is read aloud as yinnon. This is … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight on “Trickle-Down Scholarship”

A Christian theologian I follow closely (I read his blog 5 days a week and I’ve read a good number of his books) is Scot McKnight. Professor McKnight (North Park University, Chicago) is well-known on the internet with one of … Continue reading

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Israel’s Story in Revelation 11

You sometimes find stories in unexpected places. I have to say Revelation is apparently an unexpected place to find Israel for the majority of Christian scholars who study Revelation. They find the church in everything-Revelation in ways that should be … Continue reading

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Shavuot and a Famous Prayer

If you have ever read bad religious poetry, it makes you appreciate all the more the relative handful of exquisite verses that can draw us in and transport us to paradise. At Shavuot we find one of those rare hymns … Continue reading

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