mosaic law

The Daft Punk Gospel
December 11, 2013

"Human attainment v. divine accomplishment" is a phrase I heard this past weekend to describe the major paradigms of faith worldwide. Human attainment is a core value in Judaism, for example. Pharisaical law – layering around each of the 613 commandments in Torah – further complicated religious life for the Jewish people of Yeshua’s (Jesus’) […]

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About Torah Observance
November 11, 2005
Author: Rich Robinson

It’s been a long time coming but The Messianic Movement: A Field Guide for Evangelical Christians from Jews for Jesus is finally in print. One of the eleven chapters explores Torah observance among Jewish believers in Jesus. (We’ve slightly abbreviated it here for space considerations.) Torah observance is a “hot button” for many as it […]

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Paul: Hero or Heretic?
October 1, 2005

If there is a villain in Why the Jews Rejected Jesus, it’s not Jesus himself, but Rabbi Shaul, also known as the Apostle Paul. Klinghoffer writes of Paul: He presented himself as an exponent of, and an expert in, [Jewish] faith, but what he really sought to do was undermine it from within.” Is Paul […]

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An Open Letter to the Family of Jewish Believers in Jesus Part II
July 1, 2005

This is the second installment in a three-part series based on challenges the book of Hebrews made to Jewish believers of the first century. That wonderful New Testament epistle applies to Gentile as well as Jewish believers, and so, I hope, will my twenty-first century reflections. Last month’s article presented two admonitions: to love Yeshua […]

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Is Dr. Laura’s Message Really Good Medicine?
September 1, 2000

Is this convert to Orthodox Judaism correct in enforcing a strict moral code?

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I’m a Jew for Moses
November 1, 1993
Author: David M.

If one claims to be a Jew for Moses” as a rebuttal to belief in Jesus, it’s wise to understand what that entails.”

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Grace Upon Grace
May 1, 1991

If you said to the average Christian, Isn’t it wonderful how God extends his grace to people in the New Testament?” you would probably get an immediate affirmation of, “Yes, it is!” But if you said to the same person, “Isn’t it wonderful how God extends his grace to people in the Old Testament?” the […]

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The Torah of God: Road Back or Road Block? A Look at Law in Judaism and Christianity
November 1, 1988
Author: Alan Shore

Through the centuries, one of the major areas of misunderstanding between the Jewish and Christian faiths has been the issue of the nature and role of the Torah as revelation from God. Judaism, on one hand, insists that no revelation supercedes that of the Torah revealed to Moses on Mt. Sinai. Some Christians, on the […]

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How Jewish Can a Jew for Jesus Be?
September 1, 1986

Jewish believers in Jesus are often accused by fellow Jews of not being Jewish enough in their practice. At the same time, there have always been believers in Jesus who labeled as legalism” any attempts by Jewish believers to keep Jewish practices. By legalism they usually mean an attempt to win God’s favor or their […]

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