Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sukkot Wrap-Up

Well, I certainly meant to journal more than twice this Sukkot. A period of 48 hours of straight rain and the demands of life together with about 15 other families thwarted my plans. Sometimes vacation can be a lot of … Continue reading

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Sukkot Journal, Day 2

We’re especially alive at night and our Sukkah is as bright as Las Vegas! We’re so busy having fun, we’ve not done as much praying or studying as I would like. And last night, neighbors asked to stop singing songs … Continue reading

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Sukkot Journal, Day 1

Where are you spending Sukkot?

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Prayers and Sukkot: A Quick Survey

There are some wonderful traditions of prayer surrounding Sukkot. The most interesting is the waving of the lulav. To get the full effect, gather a few hundred thousand people in Jerusalem surrounding the Temple. Have them all waving palm branches … Continue reading

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A Good Review of Yeshua in Context

Rabbi Dan Benzvi, who often disagrees with me about other matters, loves my book. Here is his review: http://fllowheirs.blogspot.com/2010/09/yeshua-in-context.html

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Sukkot Laws: A Quick Survey

I’ll be sharing a cornucopia of plentiful Sukkot delights over the next 8 days or so. I do hope you keep the Feast in love with family and friends. If you are Jewish and have not discovered the joys of … Continue reading

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Transforming Aspects of the Gospels, #1

http://YeshuaInContext.com/2010/09/transforming-aspects-of-the-gospels-1/

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Sukkot in the Bible: A Quick Survey

Sukkot, a.k.a., the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths, is near, starting on Wednesday night, September 22, 2010. If you are a regular Sukkot celebrant, you may be surprised at how much the Bible has to say about this Feast of … Continue reading

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Besorah, Good News, Gospel

Paul spoke of “my gospel” and said “I am not ashamed of the gospel.” Yeshua said “the gospel must be proclaimed to all nations.” Peter warned people who were “disobedient to the gospel of God.” What is the basic concept … Continue reading

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Old Memories of Yom Kippur

Rabbi Schiffman can get a following of people listening to his stories and his blog is now a place where everyone gets the privilege occasionally of reading a Schiffman yarn. This one is heartwarming and I’m sure you will enjoy … Continue reading

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Atonement: Participating and Anticipating

Aime Palliere was a Frenchman, a Catholic, who became a Noahide, a non-converting adherent to Judaism. In other words, he rejected the Jesus of his own family and Catholic faith because he was drawn to things he saw in Judaism. … Continue reading

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Classic Reprint: Yom Kippur as the Sabbath of Sabbaths

This is an old post re-posted. A few perfect thoughts for the season. 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 … Continue reading

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How Some MJ is Like Coffee

Rabbi Joshua Brumbach scores an A+ on this excellent short essay. And who doesn’t enjoy a good Starbucks analogy? http://yinonblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/messianic-judaism-and-coffee.html

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Superman, Judaism, Yom Kippur

A new blog by an experienced rabbi. And after Sukkot, there will be a wider variety of offerings. Right now, it’s hard to find Rabbi Paul Saal’s blog. He and I will work on fixing that later in the month. … Continue reading

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Yeshua Reflections (and the eBook is here!)

What follows is a profusion, a cornucopia, a plethora, a copious mass of thoughts about Yeshua’s life and message. But before I get into that . . . the eBook for Yeshua in Context is here!! You can order for … Continue reading

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A Psalm Meditation Fitting for Days of Awe

Rabbi Kinbar writes poignantly of suffering and Messiah in Psalm 13. One can only hope this could be a prelude to some teaching from Midrash Tehillim. http://mjti.blogs.com/midrash/2010/09/two-worlds-of-the-psalms.html

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A Study Life for Busy People

So, you’re busy. You work 50-60 hours per week (I know, some more), you have 2.1 kids and a dog, you have to keep up with House, CSI, Smallville, or whatever (no condemnation, I watch them with gusto). Oh yeah, … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur Sentiment in the New Testament

From the brother of Yeshua, reported in Josephus and other sources to have been a respected and righteous man in his time: Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify … Continue reading

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Expand Your Confession

Our thinking needs adjusting. The Yom Kippur liturgy is a good challenge to individualist rationalism, as Rabbi Carl Kinbar explains. http://mjti.blogs.com/midrash/2010/09/confession-on-yom-kipper.html

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Three Modes of Revelation

An excellent video explanation by Daniel Lancaster of First Fruits of Zion. I wish I had said it this way before he did. Worth watching if only to find out what the three modes are. http://ffoz.org/blogs/2010/09/from_the_author_three_modes_of.html

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Beer and the Bible (and Sukkot)

I’ve been telling my congregants the wrong thing for some time now. Of course the subject of beer and the Bible comes up when you work with a community of close readers and fun-loving people. Deuteronomy 14:26 is just one … Continue reading

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We Make a Top 50 Blog List

Hey, cool! We made a top 50 list. It’s quite a varied list. But I do appreciate the compliment and thought I’d pass on the link. You will find some other blogs worth perusing here: http://www.christiancolleges.org/top-50-christian-scholar-blogs.html

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PODCAST – Yeshua in Context: Questions, Unexpected Messiah

Chapter 2 of Yeshua in Context is called “The Unexpected Messiah.” It refers to the story in Luke 4, where we find Yeshua in his own hometown. He challenges his audience by claiming messianic identity and then denies what seemed … Continue reading

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Context and Word of God

Boy, if you don’t read one of your favorite blogs for a week you can miss something good. Take the fact that I missed a gem of a post by Rabbi Carl Kinbar on MIdrashEtc. His launching point is a … Continue reading

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Elul Meditation: Even Mother and Father

Psalm 27 is read morning and evening throughout this month of Elul and to the end of Sukkot. Perhaps the most poignant verse in Psalm 27 is vs. 10. It is odd in its surrounding of petitions. Is it an … Continue reading

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