Tag Archives: Messianism

Messianic Musings: Divine Messiah Series

My friend and colleague, Rabbi Derek Leman, has a great series of posts exploring the idea of a divine Messiah within a first-century Jewish framework. These posts are part of an ebook he plans to release in May. I encourage … Continue reading

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A Chasidic Parallel to the Incarnation

The idea of a pre-existent Messiah is not completely unknown to Judaism. In fact, I lightly touched on this idea in my previous blog post on Breishit, where I connected this idea to Creation, and further to John, chapter 1. The book of … Continue reading

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New Video: Introducing Levertoff

In the past I have blogged about and posted quotes of Paul Philip Levertoff. Now, FFOZ/Vine of David is currently releasing a series of videos introducing Levertoff, and particularly his recently republished book, “Love in the Messianic Age” – a … 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 Israel gave him a full burial with military and state honors. His casket stood in the center … Continue reading

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Complexity in Early Jewish Messianism

The Messiah is the fullness of the G-d of Israel manifested in a physical form. This concept is readily evident throughout the Biblical text and extra-biblical writings. In Hebrew, the word אחד echad helps to explain this oneness that exists … Continue reading

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Is Messiah Divine?

Scholars Support Jewish Belief in a Divine Messiah There is a popular assumption circulated by Jewish leaders and liberal scholars that Judaism has never believed in a divine Messiah. Some argue that Yeshua never claimed to be the Messiah and … Continue reading

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Thank You, Chabad

We have much to thank Chabad for – particularly for their work spreading Yiddishkeit around the world, and for bringing fellow Jews back to Torah. I too have much to thank Chabad for personally, for their role in my own spiritual … Continue reading

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Chabad Messianism Alive and Well

  For those under the impression that messianic fervor within Chabad circles has pretty much fizzled out, check out this recent YouTube video below. I believe the footage is from around the same time as the most recent 2009 Chabad … Continue reading

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A Man of Mystery

When I was growing up, John the Immerser received very little attention. Of course people talked about him as being important because he was a cousin and forerunner of Yeshua, but otherwise his role was largely reduced to a small … Continue reading

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