Monthly Archives: September 2009

The Neglected Haftarah: A Resource Review

If you don’t read the whole article, please skip to the end to find a free resource on Haftarah Bereshit (the prophetic reading for the first week in Genesis) being offered only on Messianic Jewish Musings. ………………… Haftarah. That must … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur: Philo on the Sabbath of Sabbaths

Philo lived in the days of the New Testament (20 B.C.E. to 50 C.E.) in the city of Alexandria, Egypt. Alexandria had a huge Jewish population, about half of the city, and was also one of the largest cities in … Continue reading

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The Tashlikh We’ll Never Forget

It was a dark and stormy Rosh HaShanah. On the second day, we tried to get a few families together for tashlikh, the ceremony of casting bread crumbs representing sins into a river or similar body of water accompanied by … Continue reading

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Rosh HaShanah: Spiritual Empowerment

When I was a new student of the Hebrew Bible, I marveled time after time when I would find what I considered to be a New Testament concept in the Hebrew Bible. I concluded that there is little new in … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Enactments of a Prophet

When you decide to get behind your assumptions and the images you are used to and seek to know Yeshua as he appeared to his own generation, it’s not easy and it’s not as if it all happens at once. … Continue reading

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Rosh HaShanah: Yeshua & the Apostles on Repentance

This High Holiday season, Messianic Jews should not be surprised to find that the theology of repentance in the Siddur and in rabbinic literature follows similar lines to what Yeshua and the apostles had already said. The apostolic message flows … Continue reading

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Rosh HaShanah: Maimonides on Repentance

Moses ben Maimon (1135-1204) was a Spanish rabbi, physician, philosopher, and commentator on the Talmud. Better known as Maimonides or Rambam, he fled Spain when a Muslim conqueror offered the choice of conversion or death. He eventually became the physician … Continue reading

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