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Beyond Sinai

Post-Torah Dispensationalism Toward Authentic Messianic Judaism

A lecture by Dr. Dan Juster for The Bram Center for Messianic Jewish Learning. The article is geared to an audience of confused Christians and Messianic Jews challenged by criticism of their developing worldview. Dr. Dan Juster is involved in the community of Messianic Jews in Israel, and finds that the content presented here is very relevant to the internal discourse in Israel today.

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The Exalted Rebbe

Jewish critics of Messianic Judaism and the New Testament will often raise the argument that the Hebrew Scriptures do not set a precedent for the concept of an intercessor who stands between God and man. In other words, the idea that we need Messiah Yeshua to be the one to lead us to the Father and intercede on our behalf is not biblical. These critics state that we can approach God on our own faith and merit with no need for anyone to be a go-between. In their minds such an idea is idolatrous and completely foreign to Judaism.

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The Queue

Sometimes religion is like forming a queue here in Israel—it’s a bit crazy, people butt in front of you, and it is completely exhausting. You’ve experienced this whether you’ve been a visitor to Israel who just arrived and was quickly shuffled to passport control. Religion can be likened to a queue. People (or systems) can try to butt in front of others who’ve been in line for some time. When this happens it causes one’s back to straighten and one’s mind to race to recover the space lost.

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The Bram Center

First Fruits of Zion has officially launched the Bram Center for Messianic Jewish Learning here in Jerusalem. Named after Abram Poljak, an early pioneer of Messianic Judaism in the land of Israel, the Bram Center is a place of Torah-learning for Israeli believers in Yeshua.

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