Monthly Archives: March 2010

Passover: Redemption Draws Nigh

While living in Budapest, Hungary, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in a Passover Seder with a large group of Holocaust survivors. This special group opened my eyes to a deeper message of freedom and redemption. Sitting with Jewish … Continue reading

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Passover: Redemption Draws Nigh

While living in Budapest, Hungary, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in a Passover Seder with a large group of Holocaust survivors. This special group opened my eyes to a deeper message of freedom and redemption. Sitting with Jewish … Continue reading

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Welcoming Mashiach

John 12:1-26The week before Pesach, after Yeshua had come from the house of Lazarus (whom he had previously raised from the dead) in Beit-Anyah, he traveled on to Jerusalem. Hearing that Yeshua was coming, the people began to run out … Continue reading

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Welcoming Elijah

Parashat Tzav – Shabbat Hagadol Our Torah portion this week, Parashat Tzav, describes the order for offerings and the process for consecrating Aaron and his sons as priests of Israel. The portion concludes with Moses sprinkling Aaron and his sons … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Our world history is inordinately affected by the history and thought of one people, the Jewish people. Though small in number, a surprising number of human institutions operate on Jewish principles (the calendar is the best example). Over half of … Continue reading

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“Science is powerful, wonderful and limited. It is not antagonistic to spirit. Science is the investigation and explanation of the material world. Religion is the ordering of our lives, the perception of intangible networks of connection, and an intuition of … Continue reading

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Holiness of a Different Kind

Parashat Vayikra This week we begin reading the book of Leviticus. To many people, this is just a book of do’s, don’ts, and lots of boring details. However, what most people do not realize is that packed within the entire … Continue reading

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New Vine of David Haggadot

Vine of David, a publishing arm of First Fruits of Zion (FFOZ) has recently published two different Haggadot in time for Pesach. (However, I just heard that they have already sold-out of all the Pesach Haggadahs). FFOZ has an excellent … Continue reading

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New Blog: MIDRASH, etc.

Rabbi Carl Kinbar, Provost of MJTI and Director of its School of Jewish Studies has a new blog. The blog, MIDRASH, etc. focuses on Midrash and other topics related to Jewish texts.There is a great need for more blogs on … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

We should shift from envisioning a hierarchy of Jewishness to validating different ways for people to be Jewish. All Jews should be pictured on progressive stages of their own personal journeys. -Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman from ReThinking Synagogues: A New … Continue reading

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