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The Sabbath Breaker

Hunger and Thirst

Yeshua taught his disciples that those who hunger and thirst now are especially blessed because they will enjoy being satisfied in the Messianic Era. Does this refer to the poor and needy who literally hunger from lack of food and thirst from lack of clean water? Or does it refer to a spiritual hunger and thirst? The gospels report two different versions of the saying with two different connotations. In Luke’s version of the sermon…

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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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Acharei Mot-Kedoshim, Yom Kippur

I Need Atonement

The high priest carried the blood of the sin offerings into the holy of holies and splashed it seven times on the ark of the covenant, then seven times on the curtain that divided the holy of holies from the rest of the Tabernacle, and finally seven times on the altar of incense that stood before the curtain. The high priest had to enter the...

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Appointed Times

Unblemished & Unleavened

O Lord, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? He who walks with integrity... (Psalm 15:1-2) The biblical Hebrew word for "integrity" is tamim (תמים). It means "whole, sound, blameless, lacking nothing essential, consistent inside and out." It is the same word the Torah uses to describe a lamb suitable for a Passover sacrifice. "Your lamb shall be an...

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Month: Iyyar (אייר)

The Splendor of Iyyar

On the biblical calendar, Iyyar can get overlooked. Couched between the festivals of Passover and Shavuot, Iyyar may seem like a period of waiting. However, to downgrade Iyyar to a second-class month would be a mistake. Iyyar is derived from an Akkadian word that means "splendor" or "blossoming." It corresponds to the Hebrew "Ziv," the name given to the second month in the days of...

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Fresh studies and activities for the whole family, based on the historical and current events from the Jewish calendar. Includes:

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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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The Midnight Visitor

The special prayer that our Master taught his disciples can be found in both Matthew 6 and Luke 11. The wording of each varies slightly, but both contain the mysterious Greek word epiousion, the word conventionally translated “daily” as in “daily bread.” But in my book First Steps in Messianic... Read »

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