Quote of the Day


“We are controversial because we believe in Judaism and many have decided the rabbis are anti-Jesus and spiritually bankrupt.

The unchallenged notions here are at least two: (1) that the actual church of history is somehow closer to G-d than the Judaism of history and (2) that G-d is not at work in the people of Israel except in those who explicitly declare Jesus as Messiah. When you look at the actual, concrete, human side of the church through the ages, you do not find purity, scriptural integrity, or godliness as the rule, but rather corruption, greed, error, and abandonment of some of G-d’s priorities. You find the same when you look at Judaism and any other human endeavor. But you also find, in church history and in Jewish history, that G-d has been present in ways too powerful to miss. Salvation truly is implanted in our midst, as the prayer after the Torah service declares.”

Derek Leman, from his article “RememberJeruslam.org”


About Rabbi Joshua

I'm a Rabbi, writer, thinker, mountain biker, father and husband ... not necessarily in that order. According to my wife, however, I'm just a big nerd. I have degrees in dead languages and ancient stuff. I have studied in various Jewish institutions, including an Orthodox yeshiva in Europe. I get in trouble for making friends with perfect strangers, and for standing on chairs to sing during Shabbos dinner. In addition to being the Senior Rabbi of Beth Emunah Messianic Synagogue in Agoura Hills, CA, I write regularly for several publications and speak widely in congregations and conferences. My wife is a Southern-fried Jewish Beltway bandit and a smokin' hot human rights attorney... and please don’t take offense if I dump Tabasco sauce on your cooking.
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