Messianic Judaism

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Not Just an Admirer of Jesus

Not Just an Admirer of Jesus Oil lamps bathed the room with a warm glow. Mouthwatering smells saturated the air: goat stew, fresh bread, savory sauces, marinated olives, and sweet wine. The rabbi who reclined at the head of the table was young, but he had […]

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Israel is Jewish – Part Three: The Creation of the Palestinian Refugee

Israel is Jewish – Part Three: The Creation of the Palestinian Refugee “Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic, and saying so is vile. But singling out Israel for opprobrium and international sanction out of proportion to any other party in the Middle East is anti-Semitic, and not […]

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Love, Hate and the Greatest Commandment

Love, Hate and the Greatest Commandment

Love, Hate and the Greatest Commandment Parashat Va’etchanan Why do we read this parasha every year after Tisha B’Av? Thought we were finished with all of the pleading already? This week, we spent a hungry evening on the floor reading Lamentations, remembering the horrific tragedies that […]

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Candle-Lighting Times