Who’s the Subject of Isaiah 53? You Decide!

Explore the passage of Jewish Scripture that the rabbis deemed too dangerous to keep in the regular synagogue calendar readings. Get the whole scoop on Isaiah 53.

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Immanuel: God With Us

Immanuel: God With Us The notion that God would want to appear alongside his creation to care for and instruct us is not just a comforting thought. That a Creator would not want to be close to what he created is contrary to instinct and understanding. The theological...

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Guess Who’s Coming to the Seder?

Every year Macabbi Tel Aviv faces off against its rival, Hapoel Tel Aviv, in a soccer match. The game is filled with tension and excitement as a packed house stands and cheers non-stop for ninety minutes. Accolades and bragging rights will fall to the winner. Yet the...

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A Study on Biblical Concepts of Peace in the Old and New Testaments
December 1, 1997
Topics: charts

A Study on Biblical Concepts of Peace in the Old and New Testaments To see the chart in its original context, click here and go to page 4 Peace in the Tenach (Jewish Scriptures)—shalom שָׁלוֹם‎ Peace in the New Testament—eirene εἰρήνη Word Origin and Meaning The root...

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A Stronghold For Today? The Lesson of Masada

The history of the Jewish stronghold is but one instance of when death is not necessarily a defeat.

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The Promised Child

A look at Isaiah’s prophecy regarding God himself dwelling among people.

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Still Jews, Forever Jewish

What was it like in Israel between 66 C.E. and 132 C.E.—a time of war and transition? The events of 70 C.E. were a watershed which molded and shaped much of what Judaism has become, and it was a forge upon which the character of a nation was determined. If we are ever...

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Jacob’s Prophecies
March 1, 1990

As he lay dying, Jacob’s spirit rose to prophetic stature. The words he spoke to his sons were his last will and testament. Unlike the material or financial gifts associated with bequests today, Jacob’s bequests consisted of prophetic utterances and a...

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Yeshua and Israel

The Jewish religion is not static, fixed in ancient times. New rulings of rabbinical interpretation of the law meet the modern milieu and even a new Jewish holiday can find its way onto the calendar. The fifth day of the month of Iyyar marks the anniversary of the day...

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The Role of the Mediator: Who Can Stand for Us?

The Role of the Mediator: Who Can Stand for Us? An air of intensity hung over the little synagogue. It was stifling as the men of the congregation stood together, solemn in prayer, deep in concentration. Heads covered with tallisim, some of the men took on the...

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My Name Change

Most children are given the regular complement of names at birth. For me, however, having been born into a Jewish home, I was given another name along with the regular designations. Not only was I Fred Goldstein” but at my bris my parents added a Yiddish...

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