• Holocaust

    Remembrance and Repentance

    It has been said that the wise man is he who knows his limitations. The way of Christianity for the past two thousand years has seemed right to Christians, but not to those who look at it as hypocritical in its failure to act out its fundamental teachings while such an enormous catastrophe occurred in its midst.

    4-min

  • Jewish Holidays

    Tu Bishvat: Emerging from Dormancy

    When man was first created, God crafted the perfect environment for humans to thrive: a garden—an orchard, really. He was surrounded by fruit-bearing trees. Trees are important in the Torah's agricultural system and subject to special laws of holiness.

    4-min

  • Messiah Magazine

    The Most Tragic Mistake

    An understanding of Jesus’ Jewishness and the Jewish context in which he lived has the potential to help resolve that conflict and illuminate the Gospels and Epistles so that their meaning can finally be understood.

    10-min

  • Personal Transformation

    2021 and Moments of Truth

    Clearly, “moments of truth” are important as we think about the Bible, history, and the unfolding of God’s kingdom agenda. Moments of truth also prove to be decisive in our individual stories. However, they are not always easy to navigate.

    7-min

  • Sabbath

    Shabbat: Practical Advice for Messianic Gentiles

    Jew and Gentile both need to set aside a holy day for rest and sanctification. We need a time to reconnect, both with our family and with God himself. Sabbath is the day we prepare for ahead of time, so all that we have left to do is to enjoy and delight in this precious gift.

    12-min

  • Holy Living

    Let No One Judge You

    No more Sabbath? Colossians 2:16-17 tells us not to let others pass judgment on us regarding what we eat and drink or regarding the Sabbath and festivals. When Paul is seen as a faithful and observant Jew, his brilliant teachings such as this one inspire us to pursue Torah with joy.

    7-min

  • Gospels

    When Suffering Is Worthwhile

    Some people imagine the Beatitudes to be the antithesis of Judaism’s harsh legalism. Those people must not have much real experience with Judaism, however. The teachings of Yeshua in the Beatitudes have numerous parallels in rabbinic literature. He was not contradicting Judaism; he was drawing attention to some of the most important Jewish ideas.

    7-min

  • Cheshbon Nefesh

    Every Descent Is for the Sake of a Future Ascent

    The truth, of course, is that sometimes life stinks, and bad things happen. I’m not suggesting we rely on catchphrases and empty clichés. When you’re down—way down—sometimes it’s not enough to hear “God has a plan” or “This test is making you better, just lean into it!”

    7-min

  • Personal Transformation

    Steadfast in Times of Trouble

    We have lived through a year that will be marked in the history books and talked about for many years to come. Each person has their own unique take and understanding of what this year is, but as believers, we can offer much more than an opinion.

    7-min

  • Jewish Customs

    Asarah B'Tevet: The Fast of the Tenth Month

    The siege was headed up by the notorious Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar and eventually led to the total destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. Therefore a fast takes place every year in the tenth month (Tevet) on the tenth day.

    3-min

  • Yahrzeit

    Remembering Simon Peter

    Simon Peter holds a special place in the hearts of many believers. We find camaraderie and consolation in a man who could sail from the highest points of discipleship to the lows of denying his Master. His struggles are our struggles; his challenges are our challenges, and, with the help of Heaven, his triumphs are our triumphs.

    15-min

  • Vision and Mission

    Introducing Yachad BeYeshua

    My perspective and imagination were expanded by meeting Jewish disciples who were Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, and from Orthodox Christian traditions. There was significant theological diversity in the room. However, the common bonds were a commitment to Jewish identity as disciples of Yeshua.

    3-min