Issues 05:06 Genealogy of the Messiah

The Genealogy of the Messiah

The genealogies in Matthew and Luke present a portrait of the Messiah through four titles: Son of David, Son of Abraham, Son of Adam and Son of God.

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It Runs in the Family
Author: Ruth Rosen

Harry, come to bed. Harry, she doesn’t want to talk about it.” My grandmother was such a good natured woman; I think that was the first time in my 11 years I had ever seen her the slightest bit annoyed. My grandfather never raised an eyebrow. He continued our conversation as though we hadn’t been…

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Through Their Eyes
Topics: our stories

When I think about my family tree, my thoughts turn first to my grandmother. I was a little girl when she died, so most of what I know about her is from stories my mother told me. Bubbe was a small woman; her heavy, rimless glasses all but covered her face. Whenever I picture her,…

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In the Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos: The Pauper
Topics: vaysechvoos
Author: Susan Perlman

Pelte the Pauper was not lazy or stupid, nor did he suffer any physical ailment which would prevent him from earning a living. It was just that Pelte had no luck with business. People of Vaysechvoos used to say, Ach, poor Pelte. If he could scrape together the kopeks to buy a few chickens, all…

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