Monthly Archives: October 2009

Sabbath Meditation: Abraham’s Election by God

Michael Wyschogrod, a modern Orthodox scholar, wrote the following in 1961 for a conference in which various thinkers were asked to write a Jewish affirmation. This excerpt from Wyschogrod’s affirmation is a fitting meditation for this week as the Torah … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Kingdom of Heaven, Pt 2

We’re in the second part of a series considering what Yeshua’s hearers would have thought when they heard about the kingdom of God or the kingdom of heaven. The relationship of first century Jewish men and women to the scriptures … Continue reading

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Finding Early Israel, Pt 2

In the November/December issue of Biblical Archaeology Review (a magazine I encourage you to subscribe to and read), Avraham Faust writes about evidence in the archaeological record for early Israel. What is the big deal, some of you might ask, … Continue reading

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Non-Jewish Messianic Judaism?

Today I really wanted my blog to be about finding early Israel (see the post below this, which is really the focus for today). But I saw something on iTunes and had to bring it up. I was looking over … Continue reading

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Finding Early Israel, Part 1

A nomadic people settle in a great empire and become a slave class for centuries until a deliverer leads them out through a wilderness and a generation later into a land they can conquer and call their own. This is … Continue reading

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Progress and Protest at the Western Wall

Until the recession hit, I was on a routine of leading a tour every December to Israel. I was last there December 2008 and it was my seventh trip. One of the benefits of going every year is seeing the … Continue reading

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The New Testament, Jews, and Torah

I got a question by email recently from a Jewish Christian who does not keep Torah and who has thus far believed that the New Testament and Christian theology indicate that when a Jew follows Christ, the Torah is no … Continue reading

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