• Yom Kippur

    Theophilus Lucky on Yom Kippur

    HaShem commanded them to offer the blood of bulls and sheep in order to atone for the sins of the Israelites. Blood atones and covers over the crimes of mankind, and HaShem erases them from his book, for he is a gracious and compassionate God.

    9-minute read

  • Messianic Judaism

    Lingua Franca

    For millennia the Jewish people have kept Hebrew alive, and it has been the common uniting language for Jews all over the world. Today’s Messianic Jewish movement is largely inept at speaking this language. What does this say about Messianic Jewish communities?

    6-minute read

  • Calendar

    The Fast of Gedaliah

    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.

    7-minute read

  • Rosh Hashanah

    The Compassionate Father

    We are currently in a season of repentance. We, the collective whole of God’s people both Jew and Gentile, young and old, rich and poor, free and enslaved, are praying prayers of repentance from the Siddur that reflect our humble posture as we approach our just King during this time of corporate repentance.

    6-minute read

  • 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-minute read

  • Didache

    The Little Apocalypse

    While at first glance this chapter appears to be merely predicting future events surrounding Yeshua’s second coming, the material highlights the urgency that disciples must continue daily walking in the Way of Life and avoiding the Way of Death. The little apocalypse makes several allusions to previous material in the Didache.

    7-minute read

  • Rosh Hashanah

    Festivals in Genesis: Rosh HaShanah

    Although the festivals were later committed and entrusted to the Jewish nation, they contain universal truths and applications for all mankind to celebrate. God set up these holy appointments with his people from the beginning of creation. It’s no wonder then that we find the festivals alluded to in the book of Genesis.

    16-minute read

  • Didache

    Appointing Leadership

    The brevity and language with which the Didache delivers instructions about designating leaders in the community indicates that it is not introducing something new but rather alluding to an already existing structure. Judaism of the first century had a well-established system of overseers and administrators. The believing communities simply replicated an existing model.

    7-minute read

  • Israel News

    Drought in Israel, a Week of Calm with Gaza

    A week of calm and reopening of border crossings could mean the Gaza deal will hold. Plus, Israel is about to enter year 6 of drought, but there are plans to help save the lakes. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

    7-minute read

  • Life in Israel

    "We Love Death More…"

    “We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.” ― Golda Meir

    10-minute read

  • Didache

    The Day of the Lord

    In addition to meeting at the conclusion of the Sabbath in memory of the resurrection of the Master, it is possible that the community expected his return at this time. Jewish tradition states that Messiah will not come on the Sabbath because there is much work to do upon his arrival. Therefore, the first possible time for his appearance would be at Melaveh Malkah.

    10-minute read

  • Israel News

    A Gaza Deal Depends on Ceasefire, Israel Greets Baby Boom, Nation-State Law Protests and more…

    A new deal holds hope for an end to the Gaza conflict but depends on a delicate ceasefire. Meanwhile, a baby boom is overwhelming Israeli hospitals and new mining regulations could mean new life for the Dead Sea. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

    10-minute read