Category Archives: FFOZ

News: The Life and Sayings of Yeshua, a Jewish book

The Mishnah was compiled in 200 CE. The midrashim, the early ones, may have been compiled in the fifth century. The four books of the life and sayings of Yeshua called the gospels were compiled between 67 and 90 CE. … Continue reading

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Pagan Christianity?

Boaz Michael says it well. Christianity-despisers need to do some historical homework and quit throwing stones. Judeo-Christian and Messianic Jewish belief is neither anti-Christianity nor anti-Judaism. Boaz gets very honest and a touch angry here. It makes for great reading. … Continue reading

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Lessons from Hanukkah

The Hanukkah story is powerful from many angles. What are its lessons for modern Jews and Christians? Note that if you order today and ask for one-day shipping, you could probably get FFOZ’s Hanukkah guide to use with your family … Continue reading

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Good Reads Coming in Messiah Journal 105

I just got an advance copy of Messiah Journal 105 (available at ffoz.com). Aside from the fact that I have an article in this issue (“Yeshua’s Example in Spirituality and Ethics”), this new issue is another example of why First … Continue reading

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A Study Life for Busy People

So, you’re busy. You work 50-60 hours per week (I know, some more), you have 2.1 kids and a dog, you have to keep up with House, CSI, Smallville, or whatever (no condemnation, I watch them with gusto). Oh yeah, … Continue reading

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Jewish Roots and non-Jews, Part 3

In Part 1, I described seven blessings of non-Jews discovering Judaism, Jewish roots, and the biblical (Hebrew Bible and New Testament) theology of Israel’s unique election and role in the redemption of the world. These blessings have also brought confusion … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Project: Yeshua in Context

I’ve immersed myself for the past few years, more intensively this past year, in a study of the historical background of Yeshua’s life and of the literature that is our witness of his life, the gospels. So anyone will not … Continue reading

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Midrashes on Messiah

FFOZ’s latest journal, Messiah Journal 104 is now available and has some very important articles for our community. To subscribe to Messiah Journal, go here. One thing I hope you will read is my own review of Richard Harvey’s important … Continue reading

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A Great Event for Yom HaShoah

Linda (my wife) and I spent an enjoyable evening last night on a webinar with First Fruits of Zion, Rabbi Michael Schiffman of Chevra (chevrahumanitarian.org), and Daniel Henessy, a certified instructor in the story of the Holocaust. The webinar is … Continue reading

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A Yom HaShoah Experience with FFOZ

While I was visiting with the people at FFOZ in Missouri on a recent college speaking trip (read about it here), I saw a video that was in production. It was a sweep of 4,000 years of history told in … Continue reading

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