Category Archives: Prayer

New Liturgy: the Lord’s Prayer

אָבִינוּ שֶׁבַּשָּׁמַיִם יִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵךֻ Avinu shebashamayim, yitkadash sh’meicha. Our Father, who is in heaven, may your name be sanctified. (Forgive the transliterated Greek, but I have yet to set up my Mac to type in Greek): Pater heimon ho en … Continue reading

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MJPassages 12-31-10

Fish in the Israeli desert? Jim Davila comments on Simcha Jacobovici (the Naked Archaeologist). Synagogues in the Middle Ages using the Greek Bible? Free eBook versions of the Siddur? The Economist says PhD’s are not worthwhile?

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Ovadia Starts a Messianic Liturgy Series

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 … Continue reading

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Amidah, Lord’s Prayer, Early Traditions

In Volume 1 of David Instone-Brewer’s Traditions of the Rabbis From the Era of the New Testament we have a careful examination of which parts of the Mishnah order on agriculture (Zeraim, which begins with Berakhot or blessings) legitimately belongs … Continue reading

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New Modern Orthodox Prayerbook

I have recently bought a Koren Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and it is beautiful. Imagine my interest when I heard from MJTI’s Carl Kinbar that Koren has just released (as of May 15) a Modern Orthodox Siddur (Prayerbook) translated and commented … Continue reading

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Grace After Meals: FFOZ’s New Book, Pt. 2

I am reviewing a wonderful resource by FFOZ (ffoz.org) which a great learning aid for Grace After Meals (Birkhat HaMazon). As I mentioned last time, you can order a book about Grace After Meals (called Breaking Bread) as well as … Continue reading

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Grace After Meals: FFOZ’s New Book

First Fruits of Zion (ffoz.org) is an interesting organization. I am friends with some of the leaders even though we have a few differences in outlook on the role of Torah in the life of non-Jewish followers of Yeshua. I … Continue reading

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Some Prayer Practices: Jewish and Christian

The following notes are for a class I am giving this Shabbat about personal or constant prayer. For a long time, I thought Judaism had no such tradition but was limited to liturgical prayer. I started my religious life in … Continue reading

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Gathering the Exiles

The tenth benediction of the Amidah says: Sound the great shofar of our freedom, raise the banner to gather our exiles and gather us together from the four corners of the earth. Blessed are you, HaShem, who gathers in the … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s The Jesus Creed

I’m a fairly regular reader of Scot McKnight’s blog (http://www.jesuscreed.org/). He is a professor in Religious Studies at North Park University (Chicago, Illinois). He is one of several Christian writers and theologians whose material I regularly find worth reading. Although … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Hashivenu: Praying the Siddur in Yeshua

Hashivenu is a forum for Messianic Jews who see Messianic Judaism as a Judaism (as opposed to a cosmetically altered version of Christianity). The forum gathers annually in Pasadena to reflect on a major topic each year. This year, we … Continue reading

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Musings on the Amidah, Part 3

The cruel God. The harsh judge. The unfeeling absolute. I can’t say I blame most people for thinking of God this way. We experience the world as a cruel place. Senseless tragedies occur every day. Corruption surrounds us. All things … Continue reading

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Musings on Prayer and Tradition

I will return to the resurrection evidence topic I’ve been writing about. I simply haven’t prepared to write the next part yet: resurrection views in the Judaism of Yeshua’s time. So, instead, I offer today a musing on prayer. I’m … Continue reading

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A Thought About Messianic Jewish Prayer and a Prayer

I’m offering two things for your reading today. First, I want to pass on a thought about Messianic Jewish prayer that made an impact on me at this year’s Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations conference (umjc.net). Then I want to … Continue reading

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