Monthly Archives: May 2011

Gematria in the New Testament?

Last week Derek Leman posted a great article on his blog, Yeshua in Context, on the use of Gematria in the B’rit Chadasha, and particularly in the Gospel of John. Gematria is the rabbinic term for finding numerical patterns in … Continue reading

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Meeting of the Minds

I’m writing this blog while sitting in the annual meetings for the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council (MJRC). We are discussing some really exciting and important topics. The MJRC “consists of a group of ordained Messianic Jewish Rabbis and associated leaders … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Jewish Prayer and Yeshua “We make the radical and scandalous claim that Yeshua constitutes the true center of Jewish life, just as Israel constitutes the true center of Yeshua’s ekklesia. The One who goes unmentioned in the Siddur is present on every … Continue reading

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Gonzo Judaism – Part III

Well … as promised, here is the third and final segment of my review on the book Gonzo Judaism, by Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein.  To catch up you can read Part I HERE and Part II HERE. I have never … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Voice

Rabbi Regina Jonas In 1972, when Sally Priesand was ordained at the Reform Movement’s Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, she was mistakenly referred to as the “first female rabbi ever.” She was indeed the first woman ordained in America, but not “ever” … Continue reading

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Gonzo Judaism – Part II

In my previous post on the book Gonzo Judaism, by Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein, I reflected on some initial thoughts on the book and surveyed the first chapter. This post will continue the review of the next three chapters of the … Continue reading

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Israel at 63

Today we celebrate the miracle that is Israel. After nearly 2,000 years in exile, Israel as a nation was re-birthed in 1948. Sixty-three years later we recall not only the miracle of her existence but the cost of her resurrection. Yom HaZikaron … Continue reading

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Gonzo Judaism – Part I

Gonzo Judaism: A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith by Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein is a nationally recognized author and speaker, as well as the founder and Rabbi Emeritus of The New Shul in New … Continue reading

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The Temple and Perceived Paradoxes

Within the New Testament there are seemingly paradoxical statements made about the Temple in Jerusalem.  If one is not careful, one could assume that Yeshua and Paul no longer associated the Temple with G-d’s abode, and that somehow their message … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Man has been created by God in order that he may finish what God has deliberately left unfinished. Not that God needs the help of His creatures, but it is His love which causes Him to impart His own Nature … Continue reading

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