Category Archives: Gentiles

Not Jewish Yet Drawn to Torah, Part 6

This post should not be read in isolation from previous ones in this series. If you are short on time, at least read “Part 5” here. We have now come to the part of this series which some readers have … Continue reading

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Summary and Perspectives on Part 5

This is a summary and a statement of perspective on “Not Jewish Yet Drawn to Torah, Part 5.” We had a lively discussion. Commenters have varying concerns including: (1) Leaders of congregations who do not want to marginalize any person … Continue reading

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Not Jewish Yet Drawn to Torah, Part 5

I have a friend who led a Messianic congregation with few Jews. In the early days, he assumed that non-Jewish followers of Yeshua could and should take on a life of Torah and even specifically Jewish ways of keeping the … Continue reading

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Not Jewish Yet Drawn to Torah, Part 4

I’ve had many emails asking me to resume this series. Sometimes I start something and fail to complete it. The series has been my thinking, as a rabbi with plenty of non-Jewish members in my synagogue, about the phenomenon of … Continue reading

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Not Jewish yet Drawn to Torah, Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, I had one main point and several sub-points. The main point: non-Jews learning Torah should realize that the primary audience of Torah is the Jewish people. Sub-points: (1) Torah, like gospel, is not anyone’s … Continue reading

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Not Jewish yet Drawn to Torah, Part 2

In yesterday’s post, I attempted to start afresh on a topic much discussed on Messianic Jewish Musings in the past. The topic needs some fresh air. The movement of Torah-seeking gentiles needs some good fruit. The relationship between churches and … Continue reading

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Not Jewish yet Drawn to Torah, Part 1

If you are new to the discussion of non-Jews who are attracted to things like Passover and Sabbath and dietary law, welcome. You should know that there are two main types of people in this situation. Some are in churches … Continue reading

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Coming Soon, a New Series

In the past, there were many articles here about non-Jews, Torah, Messianic Judaism, Christianity, One Law, Two House, and so on. We often had arguments and some heated exchanges happened. I drew away from these discussions. Mostly there were about … Continue reading

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Psalm 47, Abraham, Gentiles as Abraham's Children

Speaking of the “child of Abraham” theme (see “Abraham in the Gospels” below), Psalm 47 develops the gentiles in the covenant of Abraham theme. The Psalm itself is about the peoples (gentiles) coming to God. Psalm 47:10 (9 in Christian … Continue reading

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Getting Matthew 5:17-20 Right

One of the blind spots in historic Christian theology is the ongoing significance of the Law of Moses. Early on, in an environment of anti-Semitism that is well-documented, church fathers decided both that Israel had been replaced in God’s promises … Continue reading

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