Category Archives: Talmud and Tradition

CLASSIC REPRINT: The Mysteries of Rosh HaShanah

It’s a day of shofar blowing, but the Bible never mentions a shofar. Strictly speaking, the whole association with shofars may be completely post-biblical. It’s a day of remembrance, but we don’t know of what. It’s a day of a … Continue reading

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Torah and New Testament, #1

…an eternal and final law–namely, Christ–has been given to us, and the covenant is trustworthy, after which there shall be no law, no commandment, no ordinance. -Justin Martyr, Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, ch. 11. This, we might say, is … Continue reading

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Readings from the Midrash for Tisha B’Av

Lamentations Rabbah (Eichah Rabbah) is among the very early Midrashic texts, going back to the 4th century in the land of Israel. Midrash in general (there are a few exceptions) is a phenomenon of the rabbis in Israel and not … Continue reading

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Appreciating Jewish History: an Example

I’ll post “Messianic Issues that Matter, Week 4” tomorrow since today is a holiday. Besides, I didn’t blog after Monday of last week (an unprecedented blog silence for Messianic Jewish Musings). And “Messianic Issues that Matter, Week 3” deserves a … Continue reading

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Kinbar on “Turn it Over”

A little inspiration and a call to the habit of learning by Rabbi Kinbar: http://mj-learning.blogspot.com/2011/05/turn-it-over.html

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Set Blog-Readers to "Add"

Okay, not quit the Trekkie pun I’d hoped for (“set phasers to stun”). But Rabbi Carl Kinbar has a new blog. And while Midrash Etc. was on the academic side, his new MJ-Learning Blog will be on the educational side. … Continue reading

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Mysteries of Rosh Hashanah

It’s a day of shofar blowing, but the Bible never mentions a shofar. Strictly speaking, the whole association with shofars may be completely post-biblical. It’s a day of remembrance, but we don’t know of what. It’s a day of a … Continue reading

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Historic Moment: MJ's Future Through Education

Coming up on Messianic Jewish Musings: It happens occasionally that I have so many topics for the blog and so few days. Look for the following this week and next. (1) A series on a crucial paper by David Rudolph, … Continue reading

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Another Midrash on Lamentations

Every morning we translate sections of Eichah Rabbah (Lamentations Rabbah) at the summer intensive class in L.A. I am taking through MJTI (mjti.com). Lamentations is my kind of book. I believe that life has a hard edge to it and … Continue reading

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Day 1, Summer Rabbinic Intensive

It would be dull for me to recount every day what happens here in Beverly Hills with the rabbinical school of MJTI and the summer intensive class we are enjoying. But I think I can get away with telling you … Continue reading

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