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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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Rabbis Who Thought for Themselves

I get tired of the common myth circulated by anti-missionaries that the only Jews who believe in Yeshua are ignorant of Judaism and have been deceived into believing that Yeshua is the Messiah. The argument goes something like this: “If … 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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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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The New Rabbi

The New Rabbi by Stephen Fried is an absolute MUST READ! I recently finished the book and have been recommending it to a number of other rabbis and leaders. I originally came across the book a few years ago. However, … Continue reading

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Are We Kosher?

My friend and colleague, Rabbi Dr. Michael Schiffman, has raised an important discussion on his blog concerning the use of the title “rabbi” within the Messianic Jewish Movement, and whether or not those who use the title are ‘kosher.’ This … Continue reading

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