Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Importance of a Project: Yeshua in Context

I’ve immersed myself for the past few years, more intensively this past year, in a study of the historical background of Yeshua’s life and of the literature that is our witness of his life, the gospels. So anyone will not … Continue reading

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Midrashes on Messiah

FFOZ’s latest journal, Messiah Journal 104 is now available and has some very important articles for our community. To subscribe to Messiah Journal, go here. One thing I hope you will read is my own review of Richard Harvey’s important … Continue reading

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J-BOM: Doubt Seeking Faith

Our Jewish Book of the Month for June has been As a Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg. It is the story of Elisha ben Abuya, the tragic heretic, much beloved as a member of the Sanhedrin, a disciple of R. … Continue reading

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A Sad Article on Friday Nights for Some Intermarrieds

This would not happen if intermarried families chose to belong to Messianic Jewish communities: Tablet Magazine, “Private Practice,” June 25, 2010. by Elizabeth Cohen.

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – I Am

In the fourth gospel there are thirteen uses of I am by Yeshua in describing his identity and authority. Raymond Brown investigates these “I am” sayings (eigo eimi) and categorizes them. Four uses are absolute (no predicate), two have an … Continue reading

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Helsinki Press Release: Jewish Believers in Jesus

Jewish believers in Jesus is a broader category than Messianic Jews. The former category includes all Jewish people in churches, in Messianic Jewish synagogues, and even unaffiliated who profess faith in and allegiance to Jesus. Throughout history since the time … Continue reading

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Faith Without a Reason? Pt 1

A popular Jewish blogger, whose blog I only recently started following, has a recurrent theme. In the midst of commentary on the news of the Jewish world and Israel mixed with some religious reflection and Torah commentary, this blogger enjoys … Continue reading

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