Tag Archives: Jewish History

Tongue of the Prophets

At the behest of my friend and colleague, Rabbi Dr. Stuart Dauermann, I finally read Tongue of the Prophets by Robert St. John. Let me tell you … I could not put it down, and even got Monique reading it. So … Continue reading

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Women Writing Torahs

This afternoon Jewschool published an interesting blog-post on women sofrot (scribes) and the story of the first commissioned Torah scroll written completely by women. Definitely worth reading (and viewing the embedded video)! You can view the Jewschool post HERE.

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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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Conversion in Early Judaism

There is a common misconception, particularly within the Messianic Jewish blogosphere, that conversion to Judaism is a post-biblical, and rather late “rabbinic invention.” However, very few people have really taken the time to trace the development of conversion (גיור‎, giyur), and particularly its … Continue reading

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The 17th of Tammuz

Today is the 17th of Tammuz, a “minor fast day” within the Jewish community. It marks the first breech of the walls of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 CE, leading to the violent siege of the city, and its … Continue reading

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Helsinki Press Release: Jewish Believers in Jesus

Ground-Breaking News: The FIRST ecumenical conference of Jewish believers in Jesus in modern times met in Helsinki, Finland June 14-15, 2010 to affirm their Jewish identity, their faith in Yeshua, and their desire for unity. The term “Jewish Believers in … Continue reading

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Jews, Exile, and the Murashu Archive of Nippur

In May of 1893, while clearing collapsed debris from a room overlooking the ancient ruins of Nippur, a group of Kaffej workmen made a startling discovery. Buried beneath the rubble they discovered a number of clay tablets.[1] The excavators quickly … Continue reading

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