Messianic Judaism

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The Death of Paul Levertoff

At my home community of Beth Immanuel Messianic Synagogue, we ordinarily gather on the eve of Rosh Chodesh Av to celebrate the life and legacy of Paul Philip Levertoff. It’s another of our long-standing customs that will not be observed this year for the sake of precautions […]

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Yeshua’s (not-so-soon) Return

Philippians is a fantastic letter centered on Paul’s case as to why the Philippians should maintain allegiance to Yeshua in the face of marginalization and suffering. Like most of his letters, Paul makes multiple jolting statements in Philippians that require careful unpacking. In Philippians 4, Paul makes […]

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Keep the Torah for God’s Sake

A classic Jewish saying goes like this: “a person can be a renegade with the permission of the Torah.” Of course, this does not mean that God’s Torah, which Paul describes as holy, righteous, and good (Romans 7:12), actually permits a person to behave like a scoundrel. […]

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Candle-Lighting Times