Category Archives: Judaism

Torah and New Testament, #1

…an eternal and final law–namely, Christ–has been given to us, and the covenant is trustworthy, after which there shall be no law, no commandment, no ordinance. -Justin Martyr, Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, ch. 11. This, we might say, is … Continue reading

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At the YIC Blog: Greece, Rome, and Israel

Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth. . . . He said to her, “Let the children first be fed, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” -Mark … Continue reading

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Classic Reprint: The Book of Lamentations

Tisha B’Av begins tonight. Lamentations (Eicha in Hebrew) is read tonight in a synagogue strewn with upended chairs following a meal of lentils eaten alone. These comments on Lamentations are designed to make your reading more profitable. David Clines, writing … Continue reading

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Readings from the Midrash for Tisha B’Av

Lamentations Rabbah (Eichah Rabbah) is among the very early Midrashic texts, going back to the 4th century in the land of Israel. Midrash in general (there are a few exceptions) is a phenomenon of the rabbis in Israel and not … Continue reading

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Classic Reprint: Tisha B’Av

How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow has she become, she that was great among the nations! . . . She weeps bitterly in the night, tears on her cheeks; among all her … Continue reading

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Messianic Jewish Issues That Matter, Week 6

Issue for Week #6: Our specific vision is to create a home for Jewish believers in Yeshua. How it Works: I will be posting issues for discussion every Monday or Tuesday this summer. We can discuss the issue all week … Continue reading

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Messianic Issues that Matter, Week 4

Issue for Week #4: We want to promote the Parashot as a study discipline. How it Works: I will be posting issues for discussion every Monday. We can discuss the issue all week long. We welcome comments by by a … Continue reading

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Appreciating Jewish History: an Example

I’ll post “Messianic Issues that Matter, Week 4” tomorrow since today is a holiday. Besides, I didn’t blog after Monday of last week (an unprecedented blog silence for Messianic Jewish Musings). And “Messianic Issues that Matter, Week 3” deserves a … Continue reading

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CLASSIC REPOST: Reverse Galatianism

Back in September of 2008 I wrote about “Reverse Galatianism.” I think it is an important way of expressing ourselves to Christians who misunderstand what Messianic Judaism is about. As you will see at the beginning of this re-post, I … Continue reading

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Judeo-Christians, Part 2

It’s an identity thing. And though the following observations sound basic, when there is confusion, basic affirmations are often needed: (1) It is not “better” to be Jewish. (2) It is a good thing to be Irish, Nigerian, Indonesian, and/or … Continue reading

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