PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Mitzvah and Mercy

dillleaf9It all started with a cab ride and dinner with some friends, Boaz Michael and Aaron Eby of First Fruits of Zion. As we ate at a kosher vegetarian restaurant in Miami, I was quizzing Aaron ruthlessly about his perspective on how to observe Torah. To put it simply, he is much more like the Orthodox than I am. It was a great conversation. He challenged me and maybe it went both ways. Conversations like that are a great way to learn.

During our talk, he brought up a teaching of the Ramban (Nachmanides, 13th century Spanish commentator on the Torah). It intrigued me and led to this podcast on Miztvah and Mercy.

Mitzvah is commandment. Yeshua said we need more than mitzvah and to add mercy to our keeping the mitzvot. What was the original issue with Pharisees tithing on dill? What was Yeshua’s response to the tithing and what lack did he find in the religion of his time? What does Ramban have in common with Yeshua?


(1) If you have iTunes, search Yeshua in the iTunes store and subscribe.

(2) If you don’t use iTunes, go to this link at derekleman.com.

About Derek Leman

IT guy working in the associations industry. Formerly a congregational rabbi. Dad of 8. Nerd.
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2 Responses to PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Mitzvah and Mercy

  1. Very nice!

    This particular teaching from Yeshua is a powerful challenge to all of us.

  2. herbertus says:

    Another informative and thought-provoking post. I also have now listened to a couple of the podcasts and I look forward to exploring them further.

    Thank you.

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