Monthly Archives: April 2011

Inconvenient Truths: The One New Man

Inconvenient Truths is a series of intermittent postings highlighting concepts calling  for changes in thought and action resisted, deplored, or denounced by some. In a day when Jews and Gentiles who believe in Yeshua are thinking new thoughts about their relationship … Continue reading

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Inconvenient Truths: The Unity of the Jewish People – Achdut Yisrael

Inconvenient Truths is a series of intermittent postings highlighting concepts calling  for changes in thought and action resisted, deplored, or denounced by some. The Messianic Jewish think-tank Hashivenu has seven core principles, of which the fourth is this: “The Jewish people … Continue reading

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City of Gold

Wherever you look in Jerusalem the buildings are made of or at least faced with Jerusalem Stone, the local limestone, or sometimes what is called dolomite or dolomitic limestone.  (For your next round of Trivial Pursuits, dolomite is named for … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Yeshua and What is Impossible for God

The resurrection is, next to the virgin birth and perhaps the crucifixion, the most well known event associated with Yeshua of Nazareth.  However, the end result of this great familiarity is a form of contempt, what I call “the ho-hum … Continue reading

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On Not Becoming Weird Aunt Ida

Almost everyone has a Weird Aunt Ida or a Definitely Different Uncle Dave.  Maybe Dave is fixated on extraterrestrials. Or perhaps Ida is adamant JFK is still alive because she read it years ago in a supermarket tabloid and “just … Continue reading

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Kesher: Truly Connecting in a Day of Diminished Expectations

I recently officiated at a Zeved HaBat ceremony, the naming of a newly born Jewish daughter. Although the gathering was mostly of friends of the baby’s Mom and Dad, four grandparents were also present, and the maternal great grandparents as … Continue reading

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Welcoming Messiah Home

In 2001 I spent three days roaming around New York City with my oldest son. In this tour of my home town we made sure to include a visit to the house where I grew up which was also the … Continue reading

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