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What the Bible & Jewish Culture tell us about creativity, art and beauty
May 21, 2015

Check out this beautiful chart about creativity, art and beauty seen through the lenses of Scripture and Jewish culture.

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Insights into giving thanks
October 1, 2014
Author: Rich Robinson

This chart takes a look at thanksgiving from the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, and in Jewish tradition.

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Jesus and Elijah: Comparisons and Contrasts
June 6, 2012

Discover the Old Testament-New Testament connection between the prophet Elijah and the Messiah Jesus.

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Shavuot Among Ashkenazi and Sephardic/Mizrahi Jews
May 1, 2010
Author: Rich Robinson

  Ashkenazi Jews* Sephardic/Mizrahi* Jews (often varies country to country). For convenience, both are referred to here as Sephardic. Pronunciation of the holiday Shavuos (to rhyme with “ya knew us”) Shavuot (to rhyme with “ah, blue boat!”) Food   Both groups typically eat dairy food during this holiday. Among the Sephardim, however, Yemenite Jews do […]

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An Ashkenazic Look at Sephardic Sukkot Customs (What one Reform Jew from Brooklyn learned)
September 1, 2007
Author: Rich Robinson

I come from an Ashkenazic family, which means we have an Eastern European Jewish background. Sephardic Jews come from Spain, Portugal, the Mediterranean, North Africa and Iraq. This chart compares the customs our family knew to those of Sephardic Jews who’ve come to North America from Sephardic regions.* Traditions change over time, and also from […]

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Lessons from Leaven
March 1, 2007
Author: Rich Robinson

Next month is Passover, which lasts for one night and is immediately followed by the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which lasts for seven. In preparation for these holidays, we have an in-depth look at leaven. The word “leaven” (chametz, ) actually refers to the final product that contains leaven, such as leavened bread. Leaven per […]

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Passover Symbols
March 15, 2006
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Tough (?) Jews of the Tanakh
December 10, 2004
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Prominent Titles of Jesus
December 1, 2004
Author: Rich Robinson

Title Selected NT Passages OT Background Remarks God John 1:1; 20:28 1 John 5:20 Disputed as to correct manuscript reading: John 1:18 Disputed as to correct translation: Romans 9:5; Tit. 2:13 Isaiah 9:6 is the classic OT verse on the deity of the coming Messiah, but Daniel 7:13 is at least as strong (see “Son […]

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A Quick Guide to the Jewish Holidays
September 1, 2004

Jewish Holidays explained with their biblical purpose and a traditional holiday greeting.

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Blessing Gentiles
February 1, 2004
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Parallels and Contrasts of Hanukkah and Christmas
December 1, 2002

Hanukkah Christmas MACABEES A small band of guerilla fighters supernaturally defeat the King of Syria and all his resources MESSIAH Baby Yeshua (Jesus) supernaturally survives despite Herod’s death warrant on all boys his age: “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Arise, take the […]

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