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Rosh HashanahD. Thomas Lancaster

The Jewish Year in Review

The Jewish year 5780 concludes on Rosh HaShanah this week, and a new year begins. This video takes a look back at the signs, portents, calamities, and plagues of the birth pains of Messiah that have so wracked our world, and it offers a supplication for a sweet new year.

5 days ago

Messianic Luminaries

Remembering Pauline Rose, Lady of Mount Zion

Pauline Rose (1898-1973) was called the “Lady of Mount Zion.” She could also be considered the first lady of twentieth-century Messianic Judaism. She was a pioneer of the Messianic Jewish movement in Israel and abroad, starting the first Messianic Jewish congregation in Jerusalem in the modern era.

Sep 11

Reviews

(Partially) Seeing Jesus from the East

The real, historical Jesus was a Jewish man who practiced Judaism and lived in the land of Israel. Attempts to understand Jesus’ universal message that do not emphasize his specifically Jewish context can obscure who Jesus was and is.

Sep 7

Messianic Judaism

The King’s Brothers

If Jesus is our Messiah King, he must not simply have Jewish ancestry; the Jewish people must be his brothers. Do you want to know Jesus better? Meeting a person’s family is a great way to get to know him. You’ll notice traits that they share, as well as what truly sets him apart.

7-min

Personal Transformation

Preparation for the High Holidays

As we prepare for the coming year with its challenges and joys, its uncertainties and frailty, its hope and glory, its opportunities and frustrations, let us be mindful of bringing the attributes of patience and trust, frugality and lovingkindness with us. In so doing, we will find that the year may be a bit more sane, safe, and sanctified.

8-min

Cheshbon Nefesh

Better Than the World to Come

When we enter the World to Come we will be like the angels who behold the infinite light of God. We will be like the Messiah who beholds the glory of the Father. That’s why repentance and choosing to do right is something that only has real meaning now.

6-min

Yahrzeit

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Tz”l

R' Steinsaltz’s desire to bring the Torah’s wisdom as represented in classic Jewish works such as the Midrash and Talmud to Jews who had assimilated into the wider secular culture around them was, much like our Master’s desire, a mission to bring the lost sheep of the house of Israel back into relationship with God.

5-min

Calendar

Rosh Chodesh Elul: Confounding the Satan

In the Hebrew Roots world, it is common for shofarot to appear at nearly every function. Shofar blasts introduce the start of everything from Shabbat services to Passover seders, since it supposedly “confounds the Satan.” But by setting the shofar in its proper context, we are able to perceive its powerful biblical messages

7-min

Theology

There Is No Jewish “Background” of the New Testament

When one hears the phrase “Jewish background of the New Testament,” it does not necessarily indicate a viewpoint that is moving Jesus’ kingdom vision forward. It is sad to say, but what this phrase often means is that Judaism and Torah have been relegated to the background of the Yeshua story. That was not the apostolic vision.

7-min

Cheshbon Nefesh

Zeal and Gratitude: Traits of a Disciple

Yeshua came to serve, not to be served. He taught practical discipleship that has the power to change the world. As his disciples, we too must carry the mantle of changing the world, but that change must start with us. Let’s explore two traits that can help us with this mission.

7-min

Holy Living

Not Just an Admirer of Jesus

If we consider ourselves disciples of Jesus, then we have a job to do. We may not be able to observe him physically, but we must immerse ourselves in his life by reading what is written about him. Our task is to absorb everything he said and did.

7-min