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Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah?

Recently, I attended a debate in Atlanta that addressed the topic, “Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah?” Through the years, I have become less of a fan of these kinds of debates. My experience has been that the “winner” is typically the one who has more skill at […]

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The Significance of Passover

In March 1953, Messianic Jewish luminary Rabbi Daniel Zion shared a word with the Messianic Community in Jerusalem during their Sabbath service for the week of Passover: Shabbat Chol HaMoed. These are his words. In all the synagogues we read, on the first night of Passover, Psalm […]

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Counting the Omer

In Leviticus 23:15-16, the LORD commanded the Israelites to count fifty days from Pesach (Passover) to reach the festival of Shavu’ot (“Weeks”). That’s seven full weeks—forty-nine days—between the two festivals, with the fiftieth day being Shavu’ot. The Greek word for “fifty” is pentekonta, so the festival also […]

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