The Person Whom God Chooses – Korach – June 24

Yeshua taught His disciples a leadership principle that was the polar opposite from what was being modeled for them by the Jewish religious leaders of their time: Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Messiah. But the greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; […]

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A Shining City on a Hill – Behar-Bechokotai – May 20

On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, the nation of Israel and the Jewish people will celebrate “יום ירושלים” – “Yom Yerushalayim” – “Jerusalem Day.” Jerusalem Day was established to honor the reunification of Jerusalem under the control of the Jewish people after more than 2000 years. Jerusalem was officially reunited as one city under Jewish control […]

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Pharisees, Sadducees, & Resurrection – Emor – May 13

During the days that Yeshua spent on this earth, there were three major sects of Judaism: the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Essenes. These three sects were joined together by God’s Word and national identity but they were divided in how they interpreted God’s Word and lived out their faith. The Pharisees believed in the […]

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The Price of Freedom – Acharei Mot-Kedoshim – May 6

On May 2, 2017 the citizens of Israel celebrated 69 years of statehood since Israel first declared its independence in May of 1948, a day after the British lowered their flag and left the Promised Land. The young Jewish nation has had an uphill battle from the beginning but has continually seen the protection and […]

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Releasing the Captives – Tzaria-Metzora – April 29

God loves to set people free! When the LORD set the Israelites free from the control of Pharaoh and took them out of the land of Egypt, He declared them to be His people and set them apart as a unique nation on the earth (Ex. 19:5-6). The nation of Israel was called to live […]

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The House of God – Shmini – April 22

It is common to hear a place of worship referred to as a “house of God.” We don’t generally believe that God actually lives in a certain structure, however, we do set apart earthly structures for corporate prayer, worship, and instruction in God’s Word. As a result of the dedication of certain locations to the […]

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The Fifth Cup – Tzav – Shabbat HaGadol – April 8

The yearly observance of the Passover is considered to be the defining event for the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. Passover was such a significant event that the LORD Himself declared that the month in which the Passover occurred would be the chief of months for the Israelites: Now the LORD said to […]

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How Many Days & Nights was Yeshua in the Grave?

The Jewish celebration of Passover and the Christian observation of the death and resurrection of Yeshua from the grave (generally referred to as “Easter”) are often observed on the same weekend, however, in some years they can be observed up to a month apart. In 2017, Passover and the Christian observance of the death and resurrection […]

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The Everlasting Covenant of Salt – Vayikra – April 1

Every Sabbath Eve (Friday evening) there are many traditions that we practice in Judaism related to the Sabbath. One of those traditions involves bread and salt. On the Sabbath we always have at least two special braided breads called “חלות” – “challot,” which means “breads” or “cakes” (Lev. 2:4), and in the singular form, “חלה” […]

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