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Life in IsraelK. J. Kruger
Thanksgiving is a time to bless God for the gift of his son and his presence and guidance in our lives and to bless him for each other. It is also a time to bless God even through the difficulties because there will be an end and a purpose for the pain.
3 days ago
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday. It’s kind of like, we think, some kind of Jewish substitute for Christmas. They saw all the fun we were having every winter and came up with something a little different that they could do, too. So we imagine them putting Hanukkah presents under the menorah, or maybe a Hanukkah bush of some kind.
5 days ago
Given that Hanukkah is a historically Jewish festival and that its celebration is not a mitzvah (commandment) of the Torah, why would Gentile believers in Yeshua celebrate it? Obviously Jewish believers have a cultural affinity for the festival, but is there any real biblical significance to it? Is there any reason Christians might want to incorporate the celebration of Hanukkah into their homes?
Only now are we realizing the importance of remaining connected not only to the “Jewish roots” or cultural heritage, but also to the religion of the Jewish people. Lucky was proclaiming this from the rooftops before we were even born—before the modern Messianic Jewish movement gained traction in 1960s America.
Prayer and sacrifice go hand in hand. The sacrificial service in the Temple somehow caused the Presence of God to connect with a physical place on earth. Prayer has the same effect, except instead of drawing the Spirit of God into a courtyard or building, he takes residence inside our hearts.
David Nekrutman was born into a secular, New York Jewish family. Today he’s an Orthodox Jew who has dedicated his life to Jewish-Christian relations. In this episode of Messiah Podcast, David talks about his journey to Orthodoxy and to the “sacred calling” of interfacing with Christians on behalf of Jews and Judaism.
Over the centuries a reconciliation between Jesus and his brethren has been occurring much like the reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers. We may not always understand it and it may even at times look rather bizarre to us, but it is happening and that’s what matters most.
Torah Club is changing lives all over the world. One Torah Club Leader, Baptist minister Keith Price, relates his journey to the Jewish Jesus and his success in sharing the Scripture in its Jewish context with Baptists and other Christians on this episode of Messiah Podcast.