Messiah Journal #100

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.

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Pushing Forward, Staying Grounded

A Letter from Boaz Michael, FFOZ Director, reflecting on the Messianic Movement and how we can build its future while learning from mistakes from the past.

The Evolution of FFOZ Periodicals

Through the pages of the new Messiah Journal we hope to continue to help shape the minds of the people of God, encourage the disciples of the Master, and instruct all believers in the life of Torah.

Our Mission and Message

Founder and Director of First Fruits of Zion, Boaz Michael, reviews the message and mission of this ministry and shares his hopes for the next generation of Torah-minded disciples.

Divine Invitation

It is easy for Gentiles to feel a loss of identity when they discover the Jewishness of the Bible and the centrality of Israel, even in the New Testament.

Life of the Party

A deeper look at the "Wedding in Cana", examining Yeshua's presence at the event in the light of Jewish eschatology about the messianic era.

Grain, New Wine, and Talking Grapes

Our Master's teachings were preserved and transmitted orally among his disciples before being written into the Gospels. Church literature records an apostolic midrash about the wine of the Messianic Era that may have been taught by Yeshua.

Rabbi Kaduri's Meeting with Messiah

Most of us have a deep longing to know the Master personally. Meet one elderly rabbi from Jerusalem who claimed to have done just that.

Papias and Apostolic Traditions

Papias, the bishop of Hierapolis, recognized the tragedy of the vanishing apostolic voice. He did his best to preserve the oral traditions of the apostolic community of Jewish believers.

A New Good News of Messiah

Take a sneak peek at one of First Fruits of Zion's newest translation projects! This article provides the history of the Hebrew New Testament we're working to publish in English. God willing, it is our intention to first release a Gospel reader version of this new translation in late 2009.

Levertoff's Jewish Christology

Paul Philip Levertoff, early twentieth century, pioneering Jewish believer and grandfather of the modern Messianic Jewish movement, presented a radical, new, and uniquely Jewish approach to understanding the divinity of Messiah in a now lost work titled "The Shekinah and the Christ."

Something Off the Top of My Head

Wonder why First Fruits of Zion teachers wear head coverings? If so, this article is for you! This comprehensive essay on head coverings addresses Torah commandments, Paul's words, traditional Jewish thought, and much more.

Introducing the New HaYesod

Updates and overviews of the new HaYesod discipleship program, which seeks to restore a love for the land, the people, and the Scriptures of the Israel . coming in the fall of 2009!