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Job Description for a Disciple

Large crowds followed our Master Yeshua, but Yeshua did not seek large numbers of followers. Instead, He wanted a few good men and women. He sought disciples. The Gospel of Matthew says, “When Yeshua saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain.” He went up on the mountain to escape the crowds so that He could teach His disciples. It says, “After He sat down, His disciples came to Him” (Matthew 5:1). When His…

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Repentance, Prayer, and Charity

One of the most stirring elements the High Holiday services in our Jewish liturgical tradition is the piyyut (poem) entitled Unetanneh Tokef, which tradition ascribes to Rabbi Amnon of Mayence (Mainz) Germany, who lived in the 11th century. This prayer draws attention to the holy and solemn significance of the days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It describes how these are days of judgment for all creatures; the books are opened in heaven, and…

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Upon Your Heart

In the recitation of the daily Shema lies a promise of the new covenant. Deuteronomy 6:6 speaks in the future tense when it says, “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart” (Deuteronomy 6:6). This means that we are to endeavor to keep the commandments by placing them on our hearts, but it could also be read to imply an...

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Month: Av (אב)

Destruction And Consolation

Solemnity and joyfulness are two emotional states that are normally exclusive to one another. However, in the month of Av we experience both as a part of the calendar. On the subject of the aspect and enormity of the month's solemn nature, Av begins in the middle of the three weeks, a period of mourning from the 17th day of Tammuz until the 9th day...

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08 — The Gospel Message

The gospel message of Jesus is often simplified down to believe in Christ and your sins will be forgiven and you will go to heaven when you die. In episode eight ...

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Shabbat Nachamu, Tu B'Av, and Love

Arising from the fast and mourning of Tisha B'Av (the Ninth of Av) comes a time of joy, love and consolation. The Shabbat following the Ninth of Av is known as Shabbat Nachamu (the Sabbath of Consolation) based on the first verse of the Haftarah reading, Isaiah 40:1, "Console, console... Read »

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