Monthly Archives: November 2011

Four Questions on the Theme “Who Are We?” – Part Two

In my last posting I mentioned how in Jewish life the term “four questions” has a long pedigree. I also suggested four question about Messianic Jewish identity which all revolve around one central concern: “With respect to the wider Jewish … Continue reading

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Four Questions On the Theme “Who Are We?”

In Jewish life the term “four questions” has a long pedigree. Ask anyone who has evern been to a seder. Today I have four more questions which in turn all revolve around one central concern: “With respect to the wider … Continue reading

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How Might We Move Toward Implementing Halachically Informed Torah Observance for Jewish Believers in Yeshua?

When I speak of “how,” I am speaking primarily of  how shall we proceed to move toward discerning what our path of obedience shall be, what it shall look like, as Jewish believers in Yeshua (JBY). Furthermore, how shall we … Continue reading

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What Do We Mean by Halachically Informed Torah Observance For Jewish Believers in Yeshua?

What I am talking about here is a Messianic Jewish movement living in credible solidarity with the halachic norms developed for millennia among our people.  This does not mean that we will always agree with those norms.  But it does … Continue reading

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Should Jewish Believers in Yeshua Pursue Halachically Informed Torah Observance?

We come now to answer the first of three core questions about the paradigm we have been exploring: whether we Jewish believers in Yeshua (JBY) ought to concern ourselves with halachically informed Torah observance. (Readers: Please see the chain of postings … Continue reading

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Jewish Believers in Yeshua and Halachic Torah Observance: Living Today for Israel’s Tomorrow

The position I favor for implementation among Jewish believers in Yeshua (JBY) may be described this way: “Living today for Israel’s tomorrow.” It is a proleptic, postsupersessionist, postcryptosupersessionist and communal approach to halachically-informed Torah living for Jewish Believers in Yeshua. … Continue reading

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Jewish Believers in Yeshua and Halachic Torah Observance: Foundational Principles (Part 3 of 3)

In recent postings, I have been sharing nine foundational principles I find helpful to keep in mind when thinking soberly and responsively about Messianic Jews and halachicly informed Torah observance.  In this posting, I introduce the last three of those … Continue reading

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Jewish Believers in Yeshua and Halachic Torah Observance: Foundational Principles (Part 2 of 3)

I have identified nine foundational principles I find helpful to keep in mind when thinking soberly and responsively about Messianic Jews and halachicly informed Torah observance.  This time let’s look at the fourth through sixth of those principles. Our fourth … Continue reading

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Jewish Believers in Yeshua and Halachic Torah Observance: Foundational Principles (Part 1 of 3)

I have identified nine foundational principles I find helpful to keep in mind when thinking soberly and responsively about Messianic Jews and halachicly informed Torah observance.  Today let’s look at the first three of these. First, the Torah God gave … Continue reading

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Jewish Believers in Yeshua and Halachic Torah Observance: Introducing the Issue

Despite disagreements on other matters, most Jewish believers in Yeshua (JBY) agree that the relationship of JBY to Torah observance is one of the most emotionally charged issues among us!  Yet, even if some would rather not even discuss such … Continue reading

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