Messiah Journal Archives

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Messiah Journal #120

Messiah Journal #120

Summer 2015 (April, 2015)

One New Man

Do Jews and Gentiles lose their respective legal identities as one new man in Messiah?

Two Messiahs or One?

The Bible predicts two different Messiahs. Discover how both reconcile in Yeshua.

Behind Barbed Wire

Discover the story of Abram Poljak’s ministry during internment and release during World War II.

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Messiah Journal #119

Messiah Journal #119

Spring 2015 (April, 2015)

Alternate Ending

Would the Messianic Era have begun if Yeshua’s generation had heeded the gospel message?

Jewish Views

A discussion around the meaning of ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ within a early rabbinic literature context.

Poljak and Levertoff

Like the split between Paul and Barnabas, these two pioneers parted and went their separate ways.

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Messiah Journal #118

Messiah Journal #118

Winter 2014 (January, 2015)

Speaking in Tongues

Is this spiritual gift authentic, and if so, how does it function within Messianic Judaism?

Mercy, Not Sacrifice

When Yeshua reiterated these words from Hosea, did he mean that the end of the Temple and the sacrifices had come?

Jewish Christian Union

Step back in time and read the story of Messianic Judaism’s faltering first steps under Levertoff and Poljak.

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Messiah Journal #117

Messiah Journal #117

Fall 2014 (October, 2014)

The Ingathering of Israel

One aspect of the coming of the Messiah is curiously absent from most forms of Christian eschatology.

Impending Doom

What did the generations of Noah, Nineveh, and Sodom and Gomorrah share in common with the apostles?

Homosexuality?

Guest writer David Hall addresses this controversial issue in light of the Torah and brings a fresh perspective.

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Messiah Journal #116

Messiah Journal #116

Summer 2014 (June, 2014)

Christ at the Checkpoint

Boaz Michael reflects on recent anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist trends in Protestant theology.

Gifts of the Spirit

Part one of a three-part study of Jewish spirituality and the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12–14.

Spiritual Songs

Toby Janicki discusses the role of song, melody, and music in Judaism and Messianic Jewish expression.

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Messiah Journal #115

Messiah Journal #115

Spring 2014 (March, 2014)

Gifts of the Spirit

A Messianic Jewish perspective of the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts from the 2013 Shavuot Conference.

Abram Poljak

An exciting new Vine of David biography about one of Messianic Judaism’s founding fathers.

Incomplete Redemption

The story of entering the promised land reveals a pattern which explains our relationship to the kingdom.

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Messiah Journal #114

Messiah Journal #114

Fall 2013 (October, 2013)

Food Sacrificed to Idols

Did Paul contradict the other apostles by permitting food contaminated by idolatry? A fresh look at an old puzzle.

The New Messianic Judaism

Working out the implications of Postmissionary Messianic Judaism in the holy land and abroad.

“Us” not “Them”

A call on Messianic Jews to rethink our relationship with Judaism and the rest of the Jewish people.

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Messiah Journal #113

Messiah Journal #113

Spring 2013 (May, 2013)

Synagogue of Satan

What is this mentioned in the book of Revelation, and who are those who say that they are Jews and are not?

The Great Debate

A translation of a debate between a prominent mitnaged and a chasid of Rabbi Levi Isaac of Berdichev.

The Didache

The story behind a rst-century document titled “Teaching of the Twelve Apostles to the Gentiles.”

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Messiah Journal #112

Messiah Journal #112

Winter 2013 (December, 2012)

Simon Peter

Feature articles about Peter, his martyrdom, his place in Jewish legend, and his liturgical contributions.

Nero’s Persecution

The story of the fire of Rome and the first Roman persecution against the disciples of Yeshua.

Descent of the Soul

Chasidic teaching about the divine soul from Messianic luminary Paul Levertoff.

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Messiah Journal #111

Messiah Journal #111

Fall 2012 (October, 2012)

Berlin Statement

A watershed development, affirming Torah's place in Messianic Judaism.

The Birth of Yeshua

Is there a tradition of Jewish believers celebrating the birth of their Master at the festival of Sukkot?

Proclaim Liberty

Learn what is means to be, or not be, an effective witness for the Messiah.

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Messiah Journal #110

Messiah Journal #110

Spring 2012 (June, 2012)

Exile and Redemption

The plan of redemption from the very beginning of history.

The Suffering Servant

Chassidic thoughts on vicarious atonement—a theology fully grounded within Judaism.

Hope for Israel

Learn how a Messianic humanitarian aid organization brings change to lives in Israel.

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Messiah Journal #109

Messiah Journal #109

Winter 2012 (February, 2012)

HaShem is One

Living out the implications of the Shema in everyday life.

How Much Torah?

Which commandments of the Torah apply to God-fearing Gentile believers?

How Much Tradition?

The controversial role of Jewish tradition in the practice of Messianic Judaism.

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Messiah Journal #108

Messiah Journal #108

Fall 2011 (October, 2011)

Mark 7 Revisited

Two new articles on the Master’s teaching regarding handwashing and kosher food.

Final Destinies

Is the good news of the Gospel bad news for the Jewish people?

The Delitzsch Gospels

The long-awaited Delitzsch Hebrew/English Gospel is finally published.

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Messiah Journal #107 : Special Supplement

Messiah Journal #107 : Special Supplement

Spring 2011 (April, 2011)

A New Translation of the Song of the Exalted Servant

Transcription and Comparison with MT Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Commentary on the Song of the Exalted Servant

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Messiah Journal #107

Messiah Journal #107

Spring 2011 (April, 2011)

Isaiah 53

The Dead Sea Scrolls provide a new version of Isaiah 53. Read new translation and additional insights in the Issue 107 supplement.

Death of the Righteous

Why does Yeshua’s death bring forgiveness for sins? The Pharisees explain why the Messiah’s death can atone for someone else’s sins.

The Love of God

Levertoff explains how the mission of the human soul and God’s immanence demonstrates his love for us paralleling the doctrine of Messiah.

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Messiah Journal #106

Messiah Journal #106

Winter 2011 (March, 2011)

Carry Your Mat

An examination of the Johanine Sabbath conflicts.

Knowledge of God

A translation from Paul Philip Levertoff’s Religious Ideas of the Chasidim.

Getting Saved

Has the mode of salvation changed since the days of King David?

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Messiah Journal #105

Messiah Journal #105

Fall 2010 (December, 2010)

Franz Delitzsch

Franz Delitzsch’s love for the Jewish people inspired his Hebrew translation of the Gospels.

The Talmud on Trial

Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein counters anti‑rabbinic sentiments by showing the Talmud in an Apostolic light.

Days of the Messiah

An examination of the two-era view: Is there a precedent in Judaism for more than one Messianic advent?

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Messiah Journal #104

Messiah Journal #104

Summer 2010 (July, 2010)

Yeshua and the Sabbath

In-depth study of the Synoptic Gospels’ Sabbath controversies revealing the halachah of Yeshua.

The Green Mitzvah

A Torah perspective on environmentalism and stewardship over creation.

Mapping Messianic Theology

An important new book charts our modern Messianic Jewish theology.

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Messiah Journal #103

Messiah Journal #103

Spring 2010 (March, 2010)

Rabbinowitz Haggadah

An English translation of what may be the first Messianic Jewish haggadah ever printed.

Taste of the Messianic Age

Discover the Chassidic tradition of a special seder for Messiah on the last day of Passover.

God-Fearing and Devout

The first Gentile Christians were non- Jewish participants in first century Judaism.

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Messiah Journal #102

Messiah Journal #102

Fall 2009 (March, 2010)

Messianic Milestones

The emergence of the modern Messianic Jewish Movement.

Sabbatarians

A Reformation-era Messianic movement in Transylvania.

Heavenly Adam

How can man be made in the image of God if God does not have any form?

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Messiah Journal #101

Messiah Journal #101

Summer 2009 (August, 2009)

New Ministries

FFOZ is pleased to announce an expanded focus in its new publishing arm, Vine of David.

Divine Invitation

Exactly how much Torah is a Gentile allowed to keep? And how much is too much?

Take Hold!

A sneak-peek excerpt from the all new HaYesod discipleship program.

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Messiah Journal #100

Messiah Journal #100

Spring 2009 (April, 2009)

Talking Grapes

An apostolic midrash about the wine of the Messianic Era that may be been taught by Yeshua.

Haircuts or Hats?

A comprehensive essay on the place of headcoverings in the modern Messianic community.

100% Investment Return

Find out how you can work towards getting a full return on your investment in the kingdom.

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