In this section, we invite you to explore Jewish lifestyle and lifecycle events, including our traditions, holidays and customs.
There’s an old saying that goes, “Two Jews, three opinions.” Judaism is by no means a monolith; it has changed and will continue to change for years to come. Chances are if you go to a handful of Jewish web sites, you’ll find dozens of explanations of what it means to “be Jewish” and “live Jewishly.” These days, the Jewish experience varies from extremely religious to atheistic and all points in between and our observances, practices and ways of life often reflect this diversity.
As Jews for Jesus, we likewise can diverge from one another when it comes to living out our Jewishness, but as a whole, we can’t help but view it in light of Jesus the Messiah.
As you take a look at each of the celebrations, commemorations and ceremonies outlined in this section, we hope and pray that you’ll find them not just educational, but also meaningful… because you’ll see Jesus in them, too.
Life Cycle Events
Parsha - Weekly Torah Portion
The High Price of Disobedience D’varim (“Words”) Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22 Rabbi Glenn This Shabbat brings us to the introduction of the fifth book of Moses, known in the English Bible as Deuteronomy and in the Hebrew Bible as D’varim – “Words”. The book begins,...
Unfinished Business Vayishlach (“And he sent”) Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 Rabbi Glenn The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayishlach which means “And he sent” and covers Genesis 32 through 36. It seems to me the theme in this section of Genesis...
Wheeling and Dealing Vayetze (“And he went forth”) Genesis 28:10 – 32:3 Rabbi Glenn The parasha for this week is named Vayetze, which means “and he went forth”. Jacob has to flee from Be’ersheva to escape the wrath of his...