Monthly Archives: April 2010

All in the Name of Messianic Judaism, Part 1

In late 1987, I discovered Jesus. Prior to this I had been agnostic or even atheist. About a week later, I found out Jesus was Jewish. I jumped in with both feet in learning about the Jewish aspect of Jesus … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Seeds and Fruit

In the common thinking of the people, the kingdom of God would come suddenly and completely. One day the people would be oppressed and burdened with foreign rule and then the kingdom of Israel would rise meteorically and smash the … Continue reading

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A Sad Discussion on Scot McKnight's Blog

I’m definitely a Scot McKnight fan and I’m not putting this link here to suggest in any way that I have a problem with him. I think if you read carefully what Scot says in this post, you will see … Continue reading

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J-BOM: Extremism in Pirkei Avot?

J-BOM stands for Jewish Book of the Month Club and is a term coined by young MJ blogger Yahnatan Lasko for a movement of bloggers and readers working through great Jewish books together. The April selection is Visions of the … Continue reading

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New Stuff at derekleman.com

I’ve spent a few hours redesigning some web pages today. I use Apple iWeb for my various websites (derekleman.com and tikvatdavid.com and mountolivepress.com). If you’re not an Apple person, iWeb is one of a hundred reasons to be an Apple … Continue reading

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Judaism as Competition for Christianity

In the May/June 2010 issue of Biblical Archaeology Today, Angelos Chaniotis of Princeton writes about “Godfearers in the City of Love.” The reference is to recent research at Aphrodisias in Turkey, not too far east of ancient Ephesus. The city … Continue reading

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Yeshua's Words

In the early days of my reading of Yeshua, when my context was secular, I quickly developed the idea that Yeshua was a poet. I’m no great expert on poetic literature, but I’m no slouch either. Although I was in … Continue reading

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Tzedaka (Almsgiving)

About ten years ago at a UMJC Conference morning minyan (gathering for prayer), I remember being puzzled by a box that was put out for those participating to make donations to charity. Someone said this was an aid to prayer, … Continue reading

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A Great Statement by the CCAR on the Kairos Document

Someone passed this on to me and I like the way these rabbis handle the Kairos document (all is explained at the link below): http://data.ccarnet.org/cgi-bin/resodisp.pl?file=kairos&year=2010

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J-BOM: Replacing Sin with Godliness

J-BOM stands for Jewish Book of the Month Club and is a term coined by young MJ blogger Yahnatan Lasko for a movement of bloggers and readers working through great Jewish books together. The April selection is Visions of the … Continue reading

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