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Yoke of the Rabbis

Dear FFOZ, I have read in many Christian articles that the “yoke of the rabbi” refers to his specific teachings, yet only one gave a source, and when I checked that source, it wasn’t really a source at all. I have read Chronicles of Messiah and do […]

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A Buddhist Didache? The Way of Life in Chinese

One of the most fascinating aspects of studying the Didache is seeing how the text was used and reworked in different documents throughout church history. One of my favorites is chapter 7 in the Apostolic Constitutions where we find a gemara-like commentary on the Didache’s text. Although […]

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Thanksgiving in Israel

For people in America, Thanksgiving is often associated with idyllic pictures of Native Americans and Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621. A lovely, smiling woman is serving a Native chief and his family. The children are happy, and everyone joins in a celebration of having survived the harsh […]

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