Category Archives: Talmud and Tradition

Set Blog-Readers to “Add”

Okay, not quit the Trekkie pun I’d hoped for (“set phasers to stun”). But Rabbi Carl Kinbar has a new blog. And while Midrash Etc. was on the academic side, his new MJ-Learning Blog will be on the educational side. … Continue reading

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Mysteries of Rosh Hashanah

It’s a day of shofar blowing, but the Bible never mentions a shofar. Strictly speaking, the whole association with shofars may be completely post-biblical. It’s a day of remembrance, but we don’t know of what. It’s a day of a … Continue reading

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Historic Moment: MJ’s Future Through Education

Coming up on Messianic Jewish Musings: It happens occasionally that I have so many topics for the blog and so few days. Look for the following this week and next. (1) A series on a crucial paper by David Rudolph, … Continue reading

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Another Midrash on Lamentations

Every morning we translate sections of Eichah Rabbah (Lamentations Rabbah) at the summer intensive class in L.A. I am taking through MJTI (mjti.com). Lamentations is my kind of book. I believe that life has a hard edge to it and … Continue reading

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Day 1, Summer Rabbinic Intensive

It would be dull for me to recount every day what happens here in Beverly Hills with the rabbinical school of MJTI and the summer intensive class we are enjoying. But I think I can get away with telling you … Continue reading

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Pt 2, A Consoling and Disturbing Midrash for People of Faith

In Part 1 (day before yesterday), I gave a prelude to a midrashic parable which I will share with you today. It is a parable explaining, in a very narrative way, a possible meaning of Lamentations 3:21. It’s not just … Continue reading

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J-BOM: The Promise, Pt 1

Shalom, lovers of Jewish books (or potential lovers of Jewish books). J-BOM is the Jewish Book of the Month club, a reading of Jewish books together started by a cadre of Messianic Jewish bloggers and filling the minds of scores … Continue reading

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