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Dr. Gershon Nerel Speaks at the Bram Center

So often we consider the Messianic Jewish movement to have begun in the 1960s—in America. We think our movement is modern, a resurrection after 2,000 years of dormancy. However, this could not be further from the truth. Although the Messianic Jewish movement may not have been huge […]

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Abraham, Father of the Nations

Last week’s parashah was entitled Chayei Sarah (“the life of Sarah”) and opens with the account of Sarah’s death and burial. Sarah is called Sarah imeinu, “Sarah our mother” in Jewish tradition and is, of course, one of the matriarchs. It is through her womb that the […]

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The Fruit of the Ground: The Rabbis and the Didache on Gentile Tithing Obligations

According to Didache chapter 13, the Gentile believers do not give the sacred gifts to priests and Levites but rather to prophets and teachers. The Didache reasons that the “first part” should be given to the prophets because, as the writer indicates to the believers, “They are […]

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