Monthly Archives: April 2011

PODCAST: Wealth Wisdom – Yeshua in Context

No, not a “personal finance and the Bible” podcast. Although, actually, Luke 16:1-13 does have a lot to say about personal finance (but not like the maximize-your-money sort of teaching we often hear in religious self-help teaching). Neither is the … Continue reading

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Karet or Being “Cut Off” in Torah

The first reference is Genesis 17:14, “Any uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.” What does it mean to be “cut off” from … Continue reading

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More on Facebook as Big Brother

I found out more about how Facebook works today. Many of you know I have a Facebook profile with almost 1,200 friends. It was deleted on April 18 without warning and I was told it had been disabled for violations. … Continue reading

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The Coming DHE and Linguistic Bridges

The DHE is coming this summer — a Jewish version of the four gospels in Hebrew and English. The Hebrew is the Delitzsch translation, which is still used in Israel today alongside a more contemporary Hebrew translation (Delitzsch’s translation puts … Continue reading

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Leviticus 19 and the Messianic Age

The sons of this age often lack creativity in seeing the messianic, the next-worldly, in the Torah. Though I cannot at the moment cite examples, those who read the Sages regularly can attest: the sons of their age showed great … Continue reading

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Notes on a Daily Regimen

This brief note is more a reminder to myself than anything. It occurred to me to jot this down because I’ve been away from my morning regimen for two weeks and I just remembered why I need it like exercise … Continue reading

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Uncircumcised Fruit? Leviticus 23:23-25

In today’s parasha we find the strange notion that new fruit trees give “uncircumcised” fruit for the first three years (holy in the fourth, and available to the owner starting in the fifth year, Leviticus 23:23-25). How can fruit be … Continue reading

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2011 Meal of Messiah

Seudat HaMashiach. The meal of Messiah. A custom traced to the Baal Shem Tov (founder of Hasidic Judaism, 1698-1760). On the seventh day of Passover, a meal celebrating the world to come and aspects of Messiah’s coming and his healing … Continue reading

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Resurrection Continuation

Luke 24:1-53, Part 4. He spent a long period of time, many would guess three years or so, with an inner circle of men and women whom we know as disciples. Yet when the pressure came, they all forsook him … Continue reading

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Mystery and the Resurrected One

Luke 24:1-53, Part 3. The events of that morning were perplexing (see part one here). But the angels and Yeshua himself spoke of remembering what had been said earlier (see part 2 here). However, we should not think that as … Continue reading

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