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Quote of the Day

“At the very beginning of Genesis, Adam does not identify himself as “ish,” man, until after he sees and identifies Eve as “isha,” woman. Adam becomes aware of himself through acknowledging Eve. At our best this is what men and … 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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Quote of the Day: The Sacrificial System

“The darkness of the sacrificial order must not be ignored. In sacrifice, man alleviates the darkness of his situation … Sacrificial Judaism brings the truth of human existence into the Temple. It does not leave it outside its portals. It … Continue reading

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The Rabbis teach that in messianic times, “when all the other festivals will be abolished, Purim will remain.” (Midrash Mishle 9:2) Why? Why is this strange, party-strewn, hero and villain tale so powerful that it must never disappear? Perhaps the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: The Shema and its Blessings

“At the heart of the Jewish liturgy, recited twice daily, stands the Shema. The opening line of the Shema consists of an acknowledgement of Hashem as One. In the blessing that precedes and prepares for the recitation of the Shema, … Continue reading

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“I will accept G-d only if I can confront G-d. Not benign acceptance, but the eternal wrestling of the soul. Jacob wrestled with You and he came forth limping from the arena. I am damaged as well, and I understand … Continue reading

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“The great question of why God permits evil is usually treated in Judaism less as a “why” question than as a “what” question: Given the evil in the world, what do we do about it? We can wonder about God’s … Continue reading

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“Since the 1960’s, the Messianic Jewish Movement has talked about revival – an act of G-d – while too often we have instead seen revivalism – more of an act. A movement calling itself the Messianic Jewish Movement has increasingly … Continue reading

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“The ‘Gen-Y’ers wish to live lives that matter. They are hungry for community and where they do not find ones that welcome them, they will create their own. They do not wish to escape, but to engage; they do not … Continue reading

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“All of this leaves me in a bit of a quandary. I am keenly aware that I am who I am today by virtue of my upbringing during the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s in a small, southern Jewish community, where … Continue reading

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