Messianic 101

One of the issues Yeshua had with the Pharisees and their teachings was that some of their man-made traditions were given precedence over what God said. These traditions have become part of Halacha, the Way to Walk, which is defined in the Talmud. If you prefer to watch a video,
When Yeshua was preaching in Jerusalem, thousands of people came to hear him, as did thousands when he was wandering from one Judean town to another. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Yet, despite there being thousands who accepted Yeshua as the
Well, that’s an interesting question, isn’t it? The obvious answer is: YES! Of course, he is- that’s what the Messiah is all about! Didn’t you hear that he died for our sins? Didn’t you read in Isaiah that he was wounded for our transgressions? Didn’t he, himself, say that the
I know, I know…so many of you are saying, “He’s wrong! Paul said that Jesus did away with the law, and the Elders in Jerusalem said Christians only had to do 4 things in their letter in Acts 15, and besides that, I have always been told that the Torah
I have written about Jews and Christians many times, almost always, but only now and then specifying things that we have in common. I usually spend most of my time pointing out all the things we do NOT have in common, and why it shouldn’t be that way. If you
The Sacrificial System was designed by God. In Leviticus, Chapters 1 through 7, he tells us the different types of sacrifices and how each is to be performed. Throughout the Torah, God tells us other aspects of the sacrifices, and unless someone reads the first 7 chapters of Leviticus, as
To overcome hatred we need to understand where it comes from. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Many years ago, when I was working as IT Support for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, through a Jewish Community Center that was my
Growing up Jewish, I was taught that any Jew who “believes in Jesus” is no longer a Jew, but now is Christian and a traitor to Judaism. Listening to Christian missionaries, I am told we must “believe in Jesus” to be saved, and when we do we are no longer
In the Gospel of Mark (2:21-22), Yeshua teaches the following: No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old coat; if he does, the new patch tears away from the old cloth and leaves a worse hole. And no one puts new wine in old wineskins; if he does,
We now enter into the Book of Leviticus. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. In this book are many of the laws, commandments, regulations, and ordinances that God gave to us through Moses, which define how we are to worship God and
Hebrews 11:1 says the following: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. I was having a discussion with someone yesterday about faith. He asked questions about what
In the beginning, there was God. Then he created the Earth and placed mankind in charge of it, and mankind screwed everything up to the point where God had to send the Flood. After the Flood, God chose a man, Abraham, to become the progenitor of a people God would
The Alpha and the Omega, the Alef and the Tav, the First and the Last- all of these descriptions are made by God, the Father, about himself from Isaiah all the way through to Revelation. But Yeshua, the son of God and the Messiah, also says that he is the
Today I want to talk about how Legalism is being resurrected within the current body of Gentile Believers. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. For the purpose of this discussion, let us define legalism as the proposition that for a Gentile to
You might think this a silly question, what with the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Holocaust, the Palestinians, the KKK, and any number of United Nations countries which have been vilifying Israel while vindicating those who are really the trouble-makers in the Mideast. I mean, c’mon! Really? It’s so obvious that
During the Sermon on the Mount, as recalled in the Gospel of Matthew, (5:19) Yeshua says this (CJB): So whoever disobeys the least of these mitzvot and teaches others to do so will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever obeys them and so teaches will
Isn’t what? Well, isn’t a Gospel, meaning a truthful description of who Yeshua was and of his ministry. I also don’t believe it was written by a Jew, or, at least, by a Jew who was writing to Jews. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link:
חג שמח! Chag Sameach! Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate this joyous holiday. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. The Torah parashah for this Shabbat is called Vayeshev, which relates the story of Joseph. It begins with Israel giving him the coat
There is an undeniable relationship between Yom Kippur and Passover, and together they provide total atonement which allows us to have life everlasting. Yeshua is the Lamb of God, the Pesach Lamb. His death was the atonement for our sins, but it wasn’t just as the Passover lamb that he