Category Archives: Torah

Torah Fundamental #2

The Torah is a code which assumes a community tradition to fill in its gaps. That is, the Torah does not spell out how to carry out many of its commands. The details of procedure are often left to the … Continue reading

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Torah Fundamentals, #1

The first point worth learning about Torah seems an obvious one, but in fact it escapes quite a few people. Right from the beginning of the actual enactment of Torah (you’ll see what I mean shortly by “enactment”) this point … Continue reading

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A Simchat Torah Study

Simchat Torah begins tonight at sundown. In the spirit of Simchat Torah, I decided to outline the reformations of Torah and Temple from David to Ezra in the Bible. I had an idea that I might discover there some principles … Continue reading

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Torah and New Testament, #4

The approaching dissolution of the Jewish economy, and the erecting of the evangelical state, shall set this matter at large, and lay all in common, so that it shall be a thing perfectly indifferent whether in either of these places … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Continuing the Torah and New Testament Series

I have had several emails wondering if I was going to pick back up the “Torah and New Testament” series “Torah and New Testament, #1” – “Torah and New Testament, #2” – “Torah and New Testament, #3”). I am going … Continue reading

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Quick Conversation on Acts 15:21

My “Daily D’var” commentary today covered Acts 15:1-21. As most of you know this is a crux passage for Messianic Jews, Messianic gentiles, Judeo-Christians, and in general for the issue of roles of Jews and gentiles in Messiah and with … Continue reading

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Torah and New Testament #3

The multitude of regulations (the Jews found 613 laws in the Law, the books Genesis through Deuteronomy) was such that even to remember them all was a burden, and to keep them all bordered on the impossible. –Leon Morris, Galatians: … 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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Torah? Or a Classic Novel?

Torah is not like the great novels of literature. Torah Tuesday at J2J! Read “Torah and the Great Novels of Literature.”

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