Tag Archives: Jewish Believers

Synagogues as Greenhouses

We, however, are Your people, partners to Your covenant, descendants of Your beloved Abraham to whom You made a pledge on Mount Moriah. We are the heirs of Isaac, his son, bound upon the altar. We are Your firstborn people, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Intro to Messianic Judaism

A few weeks ago at the Hashivenu theological forum, I had the opportunity to pick up Dr. David Rudolph and Dr. Joel Willitts’ new book – hot off the press, Introduction to Messianic Judaism (Zondervan, 2013). This book is the … Continue reading

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Acts 21:20 – Thousands or Tens of Thousands?

In this recent video, Jerusalem scholar, David Bivin, addresses the underlying question of whether Acts 21:20 refers to “thousands”of Jewish believers in Jerusalem at the time of the Shaliach Sha’ul (the Apostle Paul), or “tens of thousands.” In the video … Continue reading

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Video of the Day, Levertoff – Part 6

Over the last several weeks I have been posting videos as each one is released from a special series by First Fruits of Zion/Vine of David expounding on Paul Philip Levertoff’s classic work, “Love and the Messianic Age.” Levertoff was … Continue reading

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Video of the Day: Levertoff, Part III

Over the last couple weeks I posted the first video and theĀ second video in a new series that FFOZ/Vine of David has produced on the great Jewish believer, Paul Philip Levertoff. In the first video I introduced Levertoff and why … Continue reading

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Announcing … Another Rabbi!

Last week at the mid-year UMJC leaders retreat in Nashville, TN, my friend and colleague, Nathan Joiner, received rabbinic ordination. I had the honor of being one of the rabbis (pictured above) to lay hands on Rabbi Joiner to grant … Continue reading

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Remembering Rabbi Daniel Zion

When HaRav Daniel Zion (b. 1883) passed away in 1979 at the ripe old age of 96 years old, the Bulgarian Jewish community in IsraelĀ gave him a full burial with military and state honors. His casket stood in the center … Continue reading

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Hate-Fest in Ashdod

Persecution against Messianic Jews has increased lately in Israel, and last Monday night, February 21st, nearly 1,000 protesters gathered outside a Messianic congregation in Ashdod to spew vicious hatred and lies. The event was organized by Yad L’Achim and was … Continue reading

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Tikkun Olam and Messianic Jews

*In honor of Human Rights Day (and Human Rights Shabbat, tomorrow) we are reposting this recent article. Synagogue attendance and ritual observance have become less popular features of Jewish society. Interestingly, 21st century Jewry is rallying around a new center: … Continue reading

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Messianic Judaism and Coffee

Americans love coffee. Or, at least we think we do. We like to think that we are coffee connoisseurs. Doppio this, macchiatto that … part of the reason that Starbucks has been so successful as a franchise is that it’s … Continue reading

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