Messianic Judaism

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Hebrew Tip for Men

For us non-Jewish Messianics, it’s sometimes difficult to remember all the rules of Hebrew.  For example, with the shin, if the dot is on the left side then the shin is pronounced with an “s” sound;  if the dot is on the right side then the shin […]

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Does G-d Really Want a Blood Sacrifice?

Ever since the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E., there has been an attempt in Rabbinic Judaism to downplay the importance of blood sacrifice.  It has been argued that sacrifice can be replaced with “comparable” means of atonement: “It once happened that Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai […]

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Staying "Put" in the Garden of Eden: The Deeper Meaning of Shabbat According to Genesis Rabbah

This past week I saw something that encouraged me and something that discouraged me–both in regard to Gentiles observing Shabbat.  The encouraging thing was to read a friend’s Facebook post about his Shabbat preparations–in particular that he had a crockpot full of venison.  Now that’s a good […]

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Candle-Lighting Times