How to Celebrate Passover During a Pandemic
March 31, 2020

In the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, the realization that Passover season is upon us feels foreign, kind of like a vague memory of a former life. But this food, family, and friend-filled holiday is intrinsic to the fabric of Jewish life. Even if celebrating it doesn’t look the same right now, we can still mark the occasion!

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When Jesus Was Actually Born

When Jesus Was Actually Born Christmas is the worst. And not in a “Bah! Humbug!” way. Why? Because the most anticipated event in Jewish history – the coming of the Messiah – has been hijacked and distorted beyond recognition. I’m Jewish and I follow Yeshua (Jesus),...

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Is He Jewish Enough?

The man who would one day lead his Jewish people to redemption and bring down the Torah from Sinai chose not to reveal that he was a Hebrew. He actively identified as an Egyptian, and that’s how he would have gone down in history if God had not intervened. In the Hebrew Scriptures, the textbook for Jewish identity, the definition of that identity always comes from God.

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Is Jesus a Rabbi?

Yes, Jesus – Yeshua – was a rabbi, a teacher of Judaism in the first century A.D. But was he more than a rabbi?

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What Religion Was Jesus?
April 26, 2018

Did Jesus invent a new religion? The simple answer is that Jesus was a rabbi – a teacher of Judaism.

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Jewish Identity: A Game of Hide and Seek
November 17, 2017
Topics: jewish identity

Jewish Identity: A Game of Hide and Seek A certain man walks into a Messianic congregation on Shabbat morning. He’s a total stranger, looks a little lost and, frankly, seems uninterested in what’s going on around him. The rest of us look askance at him, and, finally,...

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