Ovadia at the “Just Jewish” blog is a very promising young student destined to be a scholar in our ranks.
He discovered a long time Christian blog called The Internet Monk. Many of you may know of Michael Spencer, a gifted and humble blogger who became a highly read blogger in spite of the fact that he had none of the usual platforms super-bloggers usually start from (i.e., he wasn’t a mega-church pastor, bestselling author, famous musician, electronics whiz, editor of a magazine, etc.).
Michael Spencer died this year of cancer at a young age (in his 50’s) and left a lot of sad people. But others continue his blogging work and The Internet Monk’s site is still quite strong.
Ovadia has taken a cue from The Internet Monk, in which the bloggers suggest Christianity needs to go back to pre-evangelical traditions to move forward. Ovadia is hoping Messianic Judaism can go back to pre-Messianic days when Judaism was Judaism.
And he will be doing a series on the meaning and practice of the Siddur (Jewish prayerbook) with application to Messianic Jews. I encourage everyone to follow his series here: