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The Eucharist and the Five Thousand

Yeshua ordered all the people to sit down on the grass. Then He took the five loaves and the two fish in hand. The Master blessed and broke the bread before distributing it. Christian readers cannot help but see a foreshadowing of the Eucharist. He blessed the bread and he broke it. That sounds like the Christian sacrament. The New Testament even uses word eucharisteo (εὐχαριστέω) when it says, “He blessed the food” (Matthew 14:19).…

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Property of the Messianic Age to Come

What does it mean to practice “Messianic Judaism”? Messianic Judaism is not just Judaism that recognizes the Messiah Yeshua, but we are Messianic in that we exist as an enclave of the future Messianic Era in the present world. Paul Philip Levertoff, one of the pioneers of Messianic Judaism, believed that the Gospels and Chasidic Judaism merged seamlessly. In his work Love and the Messianic Age, he explained the Chasidic desire to know God deeply…

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Moses assured the Israelites that God will give them the conquest of Canaan. He warned them three times lest they presume that their righteousness provided sufficient merit for their success. Moses had already told them that their future success would be guaranteed “because” of their obedience to the commandments. The people of Israel might naturally assume, then, that success was an indication of their own...

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Month: Av (אב)

Destruction And Consolation

Solemnity and joyfulness are two emotional states that are normally exclusive to one another. However, in the month of Av we experience both as a part of the calendar. On the subject of the aspect and enormity of the month's solemn nature, Av begins in the middle of the three weeks, a period of mourning from the 17th day of Tammuz until the 9th day...

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19 — The Golden Rule

Jesus instructs us “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This is the Golden Rule. But why does he add at the end “For this is the...

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Shabbat Nachamu, Tu B'Av, and Love

Arising from the fast and mourning of Tisha B'Av (the Ninth of Av) comes a time of joy, love and consolation. The Shabbat following the Ninth of Av is known as Shabbat Nachamu (the Sabbath of Consolation) based on the first verse of the Haftarah reading, Isaiah 40:1, "Console, console... Read »

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