Monthly Archives: December 2010

Not Jewish Yet Drawn to Torah, Part 6

This post should not be read in isolation from previous ones in this series. If you are short on time, at least read “Part 5” here. We have now come to the part of this series which some readers have … Continue reading

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A Very Non-Expert Introduction to Mussar

I spent the later part of the afternoon yesterday meeting with a friend and congregant to compare notes and discuss Mussar. Mussar is a movement coming out of Lithuania in the 19th century. Mussar is about working on the improvement … Continue reading

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Complaining, With Permission, to God

At the end of Exodus 2, we read that after a long time, Pharaoh died. Israel groaned under bondage. They cried out and their cry came up to God in heaven. God heard their groaning and remembered his covenant. Most … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Disciples, 2 Versions

There are two very different versions of the story of the call of the initial disciples. They perfectly illustrate the difference storytelling makes in the gospels and how storytelling forms a message. The two versions actually tell us a lot … Continue reading

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Testimonies from the Hebrew Bible

Certain verses from the Hebrew Bible get used over and over in the gospels as testimonies about Yeshua. It is a modernist assumption that the prophets “saw” Yeshua and “spoke” about him. First century Jewish ideas about God’s hand in … Continue reading

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Newer, Better, Leaner, but not Meaner

MJ Passages gets a new purpose and a facelift. Earthquake coming to Israel? Dead Sea Scrolls coming to Google? Yeshua speaks about consumerism and we need to hear it as Christmas approaches?

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Summary and Perspectives on Part 5

This is a summary and a statement of perspective on “Not Jewish Yet Drawn to Torah, Part 5.” We had a lively discussion. Commenters have varying concerns including: (1) Leaders of congregations who do not want to marginalize any person … Continue reading

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