Monthly Archives: June 2011

Varieties of Jewish Yeshua Believers (Part One)

One of the signs that one has a nuanced view of a given group is familiarity with variation. For example, there are some people who think of all Orthodox Jews as Hasidic, and all Hasidic Jews as the same. Of … Continue reading

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Parashat HaShavua – Korach’s Rebellion: Good Leadership in a Bad Situation

Parashat HaShavua is the (Torah) passage of the week as linked to the Jewish calendar. Today’s posting is part of a planned series commenting on the Torah passage of the week, and/or on the related reading from the prophets (the … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Chilling Comment – Part Five (Rejecting The “Good News” of Divine Abandonment)

I am grateful for the succinct comment I have been responding to in the past four postings.  My interlocutor summarized a certain brand of bold supersessionism with great power and succinctness.  And if you have been reading along, you know … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Chilling Comment – Part Four (On Not Reducing Torah Living to Ethnic Shtick)

Continuing our series on a chilling comment (this is the next to last posting on that subject),  today I want to pick up with the first sentence of my interlocutor’s final paragraph which says this: “While Jewish believers may feel … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Chilling Comment – Part Three (God’s Beloved, Israel)

In this current series I am reflecting on a reader’s comment which begins with this statement: Jewish believers are not a distinct chosen people in a spiritual sense. Christ has come and God destroyed the temple two millennia ago. There … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Chilling Comment – Part Two (Speaking of “Spiritual”)

This posting follows upon a previous one in which I reference a comment I recently received which I term “chilling.” I contend that this comment expresses a kind of cold-blooded, take it or leave it jettisoning of the Jewish people, locking … Continue reading

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