Messiah Journal #125

Messiah Journal 125

Messiah Journal #125

Fall 2016 (Nov 2016)HTML Format

Lucky Issue

Dedicated to the hundred-year anniversary of the passing of Chaim Yedidiah Pollak (Lucky)

Messianic Luminaries

Vine of David honors Messianic Jewish pioneers by republishing their writings in the Luminaries Series


Still controversial after 100 years, a close look at Lucky’s life and the story of his work for the kingdom

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In This Issue

Director’s Letter: Lucky and the Luminaries

Boaz Michael opens this issue with comments about Chaim Yedidiah Pollak Theophilus Lucky, for whom this issue of Messiah Journal is dedicated. He goes on to elaborate on the significance of the pioneers of Messianic Judaism and the work of Vine of David.

Reader Feedback

Read some of the very interesting and encouraging stories shared by many of our readers from around the globe.

Lucky the Lamed-Vavnik

A new anthology of Lucky's writings from Vine of David, with thoughts from the translator on the work itself and his passion for the Messiah of Israel.

An Orthodox Jewish Disciple One Hundred Years Ago

In this biography of Theophilus Lucky, Norwegian author Raymond Lillevik does extensive research into Lucky's life to present the most complete account of this little-known Messianic luminary. Dr. Lillevik has collected fragments of Lucky's story from dozens of sources to honor his contribution to Messianic Judaism.


Toby Janicki delves into the biblical and halachic basis behind the quorum of ten men and its ramifications for Messianic Judaism.

Meet the Apostles

What qualifies a person to be an "apostle of the Messiah"? D. Thomas Lancaster takes us into the first century norms of discipleship and clarifies the question of how many apostles of Yeshua there actually were.

James 1:1: To the Twelve Tribes in the Diaspora

Why did James address his letter to the "twelve tribes in the Diaspora" when ten of them had ceased to exist hundreds of years before? Guest author Zeev Rabinowitz unravels this mystery from a Messianic perspective.

Messianic Luminaries: The War in Jerusalem

Part 14 of Bram: The Life and Wisdom of Messianic Jewish Pioneer Abram Poljak in His Own Words. See previous Messiah Journal issues for earlier chapters in this series.

Fall Reading: First Fruits of Zion reviews four new books

  1. The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible: By Michael S. Heiser
  2. The Siege of Jerusalem: Selected Writings of Pauline Rose: By Pauline Rose
  3. The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel and the Land: Edited by George McDermott
  4. Measure the Pattern Volume I: A Study of the Structures Surrounding the Inner Courtyard of the Temple: By Joseph Good
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