abrahamic covenant

Why Are the Jewish People Called the “Chosen People?”
Author: Avi Snyder

When God in the Hebrew Scriptures refers to the Jewish people as chosen, he’s saying that he selected them to serve a specific purpose and to carry out a particular task. So what is it we were set apart to do?

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Circumcision: Rite or Right?
Author: Matt Sieger

The “Foreskin Man” and the “Monster Mohel” characters are criticized as being anti-Semitic by opponents of a ballot initiative that would ban circumcision in San Francisco. (From Matthew Hess’s “Foreskin Man” online comic) In San Francisco, all it takes is 7,168 signatures on a petition to get a measure placed on the ballot. City resident…

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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 in 5708 when the modern state…

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This Land is Mine

More often than not, the claim to Palestine as a Jewish homeland has been based upon historical and national rights. All this changed when Menachem Begin became Prime Minister of Israel. Historical and national claims were not discarded, but took secondary place to the Biblical claims which were now being set forth. Begin quoted heavily…

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