Messiah Journal #125
Messiah Journal #125
Fall 2016 (November, 2016)
Dedicated to the hundred-year anniversary of the passing of Chaim Yedidiah Pollak (Lucky)
Vine of David honors Messianic Jewish pioneers by republishing their writings in the Luminaries Series
Still controversial after 100 years, a close look at Lucky’s life and the story of his work for the kingdom
What's in this issue?
Director’s Letter: Lucky and the Luminaries
Boaz Michael opens this issue with comments about Chaim Yedidiah Pollak Theophilus Lucky, for whom this issue of Messiah Journal is dedicated. He goes on to elaborate on the significance of the pioneers of Messianic Judaism and the work of Vine of David.
Read some of the very interesting and encouraging stories shared by many of our readers from around the globe.
Lucky the Lamed-Vavnik
Jordan Gayle Levy, the primary translator of the new anthology of Lucky's writings from Vine of David, shares some thoughts on the work itself and her deep appreciation for his passion for the Messiah of Israel.
An Orthodox Jewish Disciple One Hundred Years Ago
In this biography of Theophilus Lucky, Norwegian author Raymond Lillevik does extensive research into Lucky's life to present the most complete account of this little-known Messianic luminary. Dr. Lillevik has collected fragments of Lucky's story from dozens of sources to honor his contribution to Messianic Judaism.
Toby Janicki delves into the biblical and halachic basis behind the quorum of ten men and its ramifications for Messianic Judaism.
Meet the Apostles
What qualifies a person to be an "apostle of the Messiah"? D. Thomas Lancaster takes us into the first century norms of discipleship and clarifies the question of how many apostles of Yeshua there actually were.
James 1:1: To the Twelve Tribes in the Diaspora
Why did James address his letter to the "twelve tribes in the Diaspora" when ten of them had ceased to exist hundreds of years before? Guest author Zeev Rabinowitz unravels this mystery from a Messianic perspective.
Messianic Luminaries: The War in Jerusalem
Part 14 of Bram: The Life and Wisdom of Messianic Jewish Pioneer Abram Poljak in His Own Words. See previous Messiah Journal issues for earlier chapters in this series.
Fall Reading: First Fruits of Zion reviews four new books
- The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible: By Michael S. Heiser
- The Siege of Jerusalem: Selected Writings of Pauline Rose: By Pauline Rose
- The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel and the Land: Edited by George McDermott
- Measure the Pattern Volume I: A Study of the Structures Surrounding the Inner Courtyard of the Temple: By Joseph Good
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