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Vision and MissionDamian Eisner
“When I watch the news, all I see is arguing between Democrats and Republicans. When I watch the news, all I see is citizen fighting against citizen. When I watch the news, all I see are two candidates from opposing parties trying to tear each other down. If our leaders can’t get along, how are the citizens supposed to get along?”
Jews are the original lemonade makers, having learned from all kinds of lemons that life and other nations and disparaging circumstances have thrown our way. We have learned not only to make lemonade but lemon cake, as well. Enough for everyone! This is our ethos. This is our strength.
When God commands us to have fun, we better take the party seriously. After the high holidays, we all need some fun, and Sukkot is made for that. But the sukkah, the unique structure associated with the holiday, has much more to communicate. There’s a message of hope here for all God’s children to receive.
Our job as disciples is to know Jesus as deeply as possible. What if there were additional elements of the Gospels that remained mysterious and misunderstood? We should want the key to understanding them better, right? That key is a Jewish perspective. Let’s look at one such example.
Life can be challenging and full of hardships, but that is not a surprise for disciples of Yeshua. Let’s study two Mussar traits that lie at the heart of our confidence in HaShem and our Master Yeshua, and discover how we can use them to sanctify God’s name.
“In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation” (Leviticus 23:24). A zichron teruah is a memorial proclaimed with the blast of the shofar—a memorial, an audible symbol, designed to have us remember something. But what should we remember?
The Fast of Gedaliah is another wonderful opportunity for both Messianic Jews and Gentiles to connect with the Master’s words, mourn, and pray for the current state of the world, and it serves as a physical reminder that we need to be eagerly anticipating and working toward Yeshua’s second coming.
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.