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The Four Craftsmen: Agents of Redemption

The language of the prophets can at times be quite enigmatic. It is often difficult to decipher just exactly what is being communicated or what the imagery being described is meant to symbolize. Such is the case with a peculiar passage in Zechariah chapter 1 about four […]

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Jesus’ Kosher Jews

While in New York City, my friend and I had a Shabbat tradition of alternating synagogues each week. Since we hadn’t yet found a good fit in a Messianic Jewish congregation in the city, we were compelled to attend synagogues that are more traditional. We each had […]

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Non-Jews and the Mitzvot: A Brief Commentary On One Orthodox Jewish Perspective

Moshe also does not need me to clarify for him. Nonetheless, I think his point is unexpected and worth considering, in that he is saying that many mitzvot aren’t inherently valuable, they’re only valuable as part of a particular relationship with Hashem. It’s not that he objects […]

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