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  • The War for the Golan Heights
    Avigdor Ben-Gal, and abandoned Syrian tanks on the Golan HeightsPHOTOCOLLAGE: TABLET MAGAZINE; ORIGINAL PHOTOS: WIKIPEDIA; @IDF/TWITTER The War for the Golan Heights Remembering the dead lost under Avigdor Ben-Gal’s pivotal battle to hold the Syrian army on the Golan Heights in the 1973 Yom Kippur War BY ABRAHAM RABINOVICH MAY 08, 2019 Col. Avigdor Ben-Gal drove along the cease-fire line in his halftrack and scanned the Syrian plain. There was a large army out there, much larger than he had ever seen the Syrians deploy. Camouflage netting cloaked hundreds of tanks and artillery pieces spread over the terrain like stacks of hay … Читать далее
  • Sweeter Than Honey
    Why are little Jewish children all over the world singing, “Dip the apple in the honey…”? “If they are not prophets, then they are the children of prophets.” (Pesachim 66A) So what are these little Neviim telling us and why do we dip the apple in the honey? I just started using a special Siddur called “Matuk M’Dvash”, literally “Sweeter than Honey”. What’s so good about this siddur? All of the words are in the Holy font of Ksav Ashuris like the Hebrew writing in a Sefer Torah, and the Name of HASHEM is dressed up and beautified with a rich combination of pronunciations and … Читать далее
  • Still Seeking a Spirit Sign?
    Still Seeking a Spirit Sign? Dan Juster Congregations that maturely invite and allow the Holy Spirit to act, also show greater power in evangelism and motivating people to give their all to the Kingdom of God. I have been observing this now for over 40 years. This was so true in the days when I pastored. However, most congregations that say they believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit have little in the way of showing the Spirit. There are too many reasons why we have so few manifestations of the Spirit, but I will list some here: It … Читать далее
    DAVID J. RUDOLPH excerpt from DAVID J. RUDOLPH’s book «A MESSIANIC JEWISH RESPONSE» I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! As regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.1 (Romans 11:1,28—29) In 2019 I had the pleasure of attending a public debate between N. T. Wright and Mark Kinzer, a Messianic Jew, that focused on two questions: (1) Are non-Messianic Jews members of God’s covenanted people? And (2) if so, do they as a people have a unique covenantal calling that distinguishes their … Читать далее
  • Does Yeshua Mean what He Says?
    Netivyah Bible Instruction MinistryThe Jerusalem Prayer List – August 18, 2023by Joseph Shulam  Does Yeshua Mean what He Says? This week, the Jewish Synagogues around the world will be reading a portion that in Hebrew is called Shoftim, and translates as Judges. The reading is from Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9. The Haftarah, the reading from the Prophets comes from Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12, and from the New Testament we will be reading from the Gospel of John 14:9 – 20. I have heard pastors say, “Why do we have to study and spend time reading and learning from the OLD … Читать далее
  • From Palestine to jail in Mauritius: When Britain deported 1,580 Shoah refugees
    From Palestine to jail in Mauritius: When Britain deported 1,580 Shoah refugees They fled the Nazis to Mandate Palestine in 1940, only to be deported and, over Churchill’s objections, locked up for 5 years; August 12 marks 75 years since their release By ROBERT PHILPOT  LONDON — On December 5, 1940, 1,580 Jewish men, women and children were taken from the Atlit detention center near Haifa, transferred on to two ships, and deported to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. On their arrival in the small British colony 17 days later, the refugees — who had fled Nazi-occupied Europe … Читать далее
  • As the Mountains Surround Jerusalem: A Biblical and Modern Look
    As the Mountains Surround Jerusalem: A Biblical and Modern Look BY KAYLA MUCHNIK Ascending the Jerusalem Mountains Today Every year, Jews throughout Israel go up the mountains to Jerusalem, to celebrate the victory of the Six Day War in 1967. It brought the reunification of the city and the reestablishment of Israeli control over the Old City of Jerusalem. This celebration is called Jerusalem Day or “Yom Yerushalyim”, and we just celebrated it on May 28-29 this year. Our Heavenly Father delights in His people, His nation of Israel, and the city of Jerusalem. In Psalm 125, we see that God compares … Читать далее
  • The Shoah’s Other Lost Children
    The Shoah’s Other Lost Children BY TONI KAMINS On March 4 of this year the Vatican announced that it would finally open the papacy archives of Pius XII, the pope whose tenure from 1939 until 1958, covered the years of the Second World War. This step has been a long time coming and historians hope that it will finally shed light on the actions taken by Pius XII and the Catholic Church as Jews were being rounded up and slaughtered in Europe by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. “The Church is not afraid of history,” declared Pope Francis, the current … Читать далее
  • Why Jews Speak of Memory, Not History
    Why Jews Speak of Memory, Not History by Meir Y. Soloveichik On a recent visit to Israel, I toured the Museum of the Underground Prisoners, in Acre. It is housed in the Ottoman fortress that the British utilized as their most important prison during their colonial administration of Palestine between 1920 and 1948. It was the most emotional museum visit I have ever experienced. It was at this site that the pioneering revisionist Zionist leader and thinker Vladimir Jabotinsky had been held in 1920 by the British for the “crime” of organizing a Jewish defensive response to Arab riots in Jerusalem. … Читать далее
  • The Truth Behind the Palestinian ‘Catastrophe’
    The Truth Behind the Palestinian ‘Catastrophe’ by Sol Stern MARCH 2023 ISRAEL Israel will soon celebrate the 75th anniversary of its independence. Around the same time, Palestinians will stage their annual Nakba Day, the official commemoration held every year on May 15 to protest Israel’s creation. The marking of this supposed “catastrophe” (nakba) will surely be a key feature of the elite media discussion of Israel’s anniversary. As such, it will represent an ongoing public-relations triumph for the Palestinians—and a victory for deceit and disinformation. For the past quarter century, leaders of the Palestinian Authority have been insistent that their people were … Читать далее
  • Bava Batra: A Surprising Look at the Messiah in the Talmud
    Bava Batra: A Surprising Look at the Messiah in the Talmud by Joseph Shulam This is a rabbi’s teaching from the tractate Bava Batra, concerning the Messiah in the Talmud. Watch the video, or read the transcription below: Shalom, my name is Joseph Shulam and I want to share with you something very, very interesting that happened about a year ago, one Sunday evening after all the workers of Netivyah had already left the office, I heard a knock on the door. I opened the door and I see a big man dressed in a silver striped kaftan, an Orthodox … Читать далее
  • The New Kibbutz
    The New Kibbutz Kishorit, a self-described neurodiverse kibbutz, is redefining Israeli communal living at a time when these communities are on the decline BY MATTI FRIEDMAN The kibbutz, one of the greatest ideas ever put into practice, has fallen on hard times. Having pioneered a new country and wrought a revolution in Jewish history, most of these communes no longer subscribe to radical Zionist egalitarianism and have resigned themselves to life as suburbs, leaving a hole at the center of the country’s consciousness that we haven’t managed to fill with anything better. I’m always happy to hear a pulse—like the … Читать далее
  • Nazi Antisemitism & Islamist Hate
    Nazi Antisemitism & Islamist Hate A review of recent scholarship on the shaping of the modern Middle East in the aftermath of the Holocaust, and how Islamist hate has roots in Nazi antisemitism. JEFFREY HERF In early June 1946, Haj Amin el-Husseini, also known as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, escaped from a year of pleasant house arrest in France and flew to Cairo. Husseini, by then often referred to in Egypt simply as “the Mufti,” was internationally renowned as a collaborator with Nazi Germany as a result of his meeting with Adolf Hitler in Berlin in November 1941, and … Читать далее
  • What is Tithing? And Does it Apply to Me?
    What is Tithing? And Does it Apply to Me? What is tithing? What do you think of when you think of tithing? Most of us are familiar with the term. But what does it really mean? And more importantly, what does it mean to us personally?  What is tithe in the Bible; what does “tithe” mean? Biblically, a tithe means a tenth. Which even by definition is different from an offering. We see the first tithe in Genesis when Abraham gives a tenth of his possessions to Melchizedek, King of Salem, a mysterious, enigmatic Canaanite priest of the Most High … Читать далее
  • All Israel Will Be Saved // Understanding God in Romans 11
    All Israel Will Be Saved // Understanding God in Romans 11  BIBLE TEACHINGS ON ISRAEL Do we believe that all Israel will be saved? For most of Church history, a large part of the Church believed that we were moving away from Israel and God’s plan for the Jewish people—that all Israel will be saved. However, Paul paints a much different picture for us in Romans 11. Paul reveals that not only does God still have a plan for Israel now… But that all of history is moving towards the final salvation of Israel when the Messiah returns to Zion. … Читать далее
    INVITATION Come up to me at early dawn,Come up to me, for I am drawn,Beloved, by my spirit’s spell,To see the sons of Israel.For thee, my darling, I will spreadWithin my court a golden bed,And I will set a table thereAnd bread for thee I will prepare,For thee my goblet I will fillWith juices that my vines distil:And thou shalt drink to heart’s delight,Of all my flavours day and night.The joy in thee I will evinceWith which a people greets its prince.O son of Jesse, holy stem,God’s servant, born of Bethlehem!
  • The Source
    The Source Ron Cantor Some people wrongly see the book of James as a book about action. Hold your tongue. Help widows and orphans. Don’t show favoritism. But it is not about action—it is about the source of power and purity that leads to action. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water (James 3:11-12). The key to living a holy life of service is not human effort, but being filled with God—being connected … Читать далее
  • My Ministry Syndrome and Celebrity Christianity
    My Ministry Syndrome and Celebrity Christianity Ron Cantor There is a phrase that we used to use in Bible school that I have all but purged from my vocabulary. It is the phrase “my ministry.” We used to ask each other, “What is your ministry?” Or confess, “I think evangelism will be my ministry.” Or even envision an organization led by one charismatic figure—his or her ministry. Now, of course, we all have unique individual callings, but rarely does someone fulfill that call by themselves. Yes, when the disciples scattered after Stephen’s death, Phillip goes to Samaria alone, but what … Читать далее
  • The Grand Theorist of Holocaust Denial, Robert Faurisson
    On April 12, just now, Robert Faurisson suffered one more minor legal defeat in a French court, which is good news, in a small way, for the world, and, in a bigger way, for the newspaper Le Monde. The court ruling means that, in France, you can denounce Faurisson as a “professional liar” and a “falsifier of history.” And you do not have to worry about a defamation suit—which is good news for Le Monde because, back in 1978, the editors made the insane error of judging Faurisson to be a man-with-an-idea-worth-debating, and they welcomed him into their pages. Faurisson is of course the theoretician … Читать далее
    CAN WE DO ANYTHING TO STOP ANTISEMITISM? This article was written by staff member Olivier Melnick who serves in the Dallas area and reported live on location in Colleyville. We can easily answer this question in the negative, and yet, there are several things that people of goodwill in general and Christians, in particular, can do to help in the fight against “the oldest hatred.” RECENT ANTISEMITIC EVENTS On Saturday, January 15, 2022, a hostage situation unraveled in Colleyville, Texas near Fort Worth. Pakistani UK citizen, Malik Faisal Akram entered Congregation Beth Israel during a live-streamed Sabbath service and took the … Читать далее
  • Mentally Prepared for Marriage
    Mentally Prepared for Marriage Vladimir Savchuk Unsplash What makes someone ready for marriage?  If you’re in the season of life where you’re wondering about this, here are a few things to think about. When I look around at culture, I see a lot of boys who think they’re men, but they haven’t truly matured. There’s a certain maturity that takes place when the commitment is made not only to date someone, but to take them to the altar. Here are three things, aside from being God-fearing individuals, that can ensure a healthy marriage: Commit to marriage for life. When you … Читать далее
  • Chanukah: The Highest Love
    Is there something idealistic and holy in loving the Jewish people? Or is this just another form of nationalism, an emotion far less noble than a universal love for all peoples? Chanukah Lights The minimal obligation during Chanukah is to light one candle each night of the holiday. The academies of Hillel and Shamai, however, disagreed as to the optimal way to light: “The school of Shamai ruled that the most punctilious individuals (Mehadrin min HaMehadrin) light eight lights on the first day, and the number of lights decreases each day. But the school of Hillel ruled that they should … Читать далее
    *Reprinted from the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 19:1, Winter 1982 Rabbi Emden(1697—1776) was one of the leading Torah authorities of the past several centuries. Historians of the rabbinate have often compared him to Maimonides, both having written on all branches of Jewish knowledge, and both having shared a pragmatic and even innovative approach. Even those who disagreed with him sought his opinion, and he is read with interest to this day. Thus, Moses Mendelssohn, founder of the Haskalah (Enlightenment) movement, wrote to him as «your disciple, who thirsts for your words.» Although Emden did not approve of the Hasidic movement—which had its beginnings in … Читать далее
  • Messianic Rabbi: This One Biblical Truth Can Save Your Troubled Marriage
    Messianic Rabbi: This One Biblical Truth Can Save Your Troubled Marriage Rabbi Eric Tokajer Charisma Media archives Read Time: 3 Minutes 13 Seconds In Judaism, we read the Torah (the first five books of the Bible) in a cycle every year beginning in the Fall. Each year as I start over, I prayerfully read the weekly portion with hopes that I will see something that I have not seen previously. Because the Torah is a living document which contains the eternal Words of G-D, I have never been disappointed in my search for something new. This year while reading, I … Читать далее
  • The Cool Kids
    The Cool Kids DARA HOR he teenage boys who played competitive athletics in the gymnasium in Jerusalem 2,100 years ago had their circumcisions reversed, because otherwise they wouldn’t have been allowed to play. In the Hellenistic empire that conquered Judea, sports were sacred, the entry point to being a person who mattered, the ultimate height of cool—and sports, of course, were always played in the nude. As one can imagine, ancient genital surgery of this nature was excruciating and potentially fatal. But the boys did not want to miss out. I learned this fun fact in seventh grade, from a … Читать далее
  • Pray Your Uncensored Thoughts
    Pray Your Uncensored Thoughts ESTHER SMITH 5 Questions to Help Change Unwanted Thoughts Too often, we want to have the “right” thoughts before we go to God—thoughts that are true, reasonable, and figured out. But often this isn’t possible. We can’t always change what we’re thinking in an instant just because we want to. What’s more, I don’t believe this is what God asks of us. God invites us into his presence where he can transform even our uncensored thoughts. Pour Out Your Heart Psalm 62:8 extends an invitation: “Pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.” … Читать далее
  • Your Bread of Choice
    Your Bread of Choice About the Author: Rabbi Glenn For most of you this is review; but for those who are new here, or are watching for the first time, Jewish history is summed up in three statements. Say it with me… What is it about food being such a big part of everything? We feast at Chanukkah and we feast at Purim. And as Passover draws near… more food. Think about it: Adonai could have accomplished Israel’s national redemption – the Exodus from Egypt, without a lamb roast dinner. Yet He chose to do it this way (and, of course, those lambs … Читать далее
  • The Beast I Become How to Bring Bitterness to God
    The Beast I Become How to Bring Bitterness to God Scott Hubbard Sometimes, as you watch the hand of God’s providence draw some picture in your life, the pencil suddenly turns, and what you thought would be a flower turns into a thorn. The unanswered prayer seemed finally heard, the hope deferred seemed at last fulfilled — but no. You reach for the daisy and get pricked, instead, by a thistle. C.S. Lewis’s marriage to Joy Davidman strikes me in this regard. The couple married later in life, when Joy appeared to be dying of cancer. After a prayer for healing, however, … Читать далее
    HOW TO DEAL WITH CALAMITY THE JEHOSHAPHAT WAY Stories like that of King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20 may be thousands of years old, but this one in particular seems as relevant today as ever! Let’s look at how Jehoshaphat responds to impending doom, and what we can learn from his great example… Trouble of great magnitude has come up against Israel before and it will again. But wonderfully, we have a guidebook to surviving calamity. This magnificent book gives many pieces of trustworthy advice about how to survive and even thrive against all odds. The wisdom is tried and … Читать далее
  • Psalm 4: Controlling Negative Impulses
    We are often tempted by destructive or selfish impulses. How can we control and resist these urges? When King David called upon his opponents to repent, he counseled them: רִגְזוּ וְאַל-תֶּחֱטָאוּ. אִמְרוּ בִלְבַבְכֶם עַל-מִשְׁכַּבְכֶם, וְדֹמּוּ סֶלָה. (תהילים ד:ה) “Tremble and do not sin. Speak in your hearts upon your bed, and be still forever.” (Psalms 4:5) According to third-century scholar Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish — himself a well-known penitent — this verse outlines a four-step program how to master the temptations of the yeitzer hara, the evil inclination. These are four tools to overcome negative urges and unhealthy desires. But if the ultimate weapon … Читать далее
    «TO THE JEW FIRST»: WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND WHY DOES IT MATTER? There are two problems that Gentiles used to wrestle with back in the first century, and even though the Bible gives us wonderful solutions to these two problems, they still plague many people today!What are these problems, and what help does the Bible give to us to solve them? PROBLEM ONE: “I’M A WORTHLESS GENTILE… I WISH I WERE JEWISH!” The first problem is a deflated sense of worth. Sadly, there are Gentiles who are unhappy with the identity God has given them, and wish they were … Читать далее
  • Why Not Judaism for Jews and Christianity for Gentiles?
    Why Not Judaism for Jews and Christianity for Gentiles? Michael Brown In the midst of the ongoing controversy concerning GOD TV’s new Hebrew speaking channel in Israel, a larger question has emerged. Is it right for Christians to share their faith with Jews? After all, the Jewish people were chosen by God and have the Torah and their traditions. Why try to “convert” them to an alien faith, especially in light of centuries of “Christian” antisemitism? Why not leave the Jewish people with their faith and offer Jesus to the Gentiles? As attractive and irenic as this sounds, it cannot work for … Читать далее
  • Where did the Pope come from?
    Where did the Pope come from? Many Catholics claim that Peter was the first pope. Yet there is no biblical or even historical evidence for this idea. Josephus never refers to a pope, and certainly, the New Testament does not. Even Catholic historians must admit that the idea of one person having central power is foreign to the New Testament and the century that followed. Most Christian scholars from both sides of this divide agree that the threefold structure of ministry, with one Bishop along with a number of presbyters and deacons and each local church, does not appear in … Читать далее
  • What Does the Jewish Community Want From Jewish Followers of Jesus?
    What Does the Jewish Community Want From Jewish Followers of Jesus? «Just like the first followers of Yeshua were Jews who continued to live as Jews, so also these Messianic Jews live today.» Michael Brown Back in April, the Jewish world was shocked to learn that a Gentile Christian couple was living in an ultra-Orthodox section of Jerusalem, claiming to be Jews, with the husband serving as a rabbi. In response to that scandal, I wrote an article titled, “As Jewish Followers of Jesus We Deplore Deceptive Techniques.” As Messianic Jews, we too were shocked to read this report. This … Читать далее
  • History of Messianic Judaism
    History of Messianic Judaism Published on June 19, 2018 While the history of Jewish Believers in Yeshua (Jesus) is nearly 2,000 years old – dating to Yeshua’s first disciples – the modern Messianic Jewish movement (also commonly called Messianic Judaism) is relatively young. The modern Messianic movement has evolved through five specific periods of recent history. 5 Eras of Jewish Faith in Yeshua 1. Formation Before Yeshua’s death, His earthly ministry focused on Jewish people. He told the Canaanite woman that He “was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:21‒28). After His resurrection, He … Читать далее
  • 10 Biggest Lies about Yeshua, His Jewishness, and What Some Call ‘Jewish Christianity’
    10 Biggest Lies about Yeshua, His Jewishness, and What Some Call ‘Jewish Christianity’ More Jewish People live in America than anywhere else in the world, with the possible exception of Israel. And yet, efforts to reach the Jewish People with the Good News have not been very successful in the U.S. The Idea of Messianic Judaism, or what some call Jewish Christianity, can be confusing to Jewish People. Many Christians who have tried to share their faith with Jewish friends, co-workers, or family members have often been met with rejection. Jewish Believer Rabbi Jonathan Bernis notes, however: It is important … Читать далее
  • Messianic Rabbi: Our Exodus Doesn’t End at the Red Sea
    Messianic Rabbi: Our Exodus Doesn’t End at the Red Sea Eric Tokajer In this week’s blog, I am going to write about something that may challenge your beliefs concerning one of the most foundational doctrines held by those who believe in Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel. I am saying this in the opening paragraph for two reasons: first, in hope that you the reader will take the time to consider what I am sharing in light of the entirety of the Holy Scriptures, and second, in hope that you will read the entire blog before making any conclusions about … Читать далее
  • New Hebrew University study probes how Israelis and Germans perceive each other
    New Hebrew University study probes how Israelis and Germans perceive each other The two countries are at a critical stage in their relationship, says the study’s lead author; “We need to look to the future. History is a strong pillar but it fades away.” The German and Israeli flags. Credit: DPA. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Wednesday released the results of a recent study on how Israelis and Germans perceive each other. According to the survey’s designers, the results reveal a “complex picture,” showing attitudes varying with ethnicity, age and a number of other factors. The survey was prepared … Читать далее
  • Nazi billionaire dynasties built on Jewish blood explored in new book
    Many titans of industry and finance collaborated with Adolf Hitler to produce weapons, seize Jewish property and exploit concentration camp labor. By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER A BMW model at the International Geneva Motor Show. The author draws attention to German companies that got rich off the suffering of Jews and other oppressed persons during the Nazi era. (photo credit: REUTERS) On September 30, 2007, Germany’s primary public broadcasting station aired a program entitled The Silence of the Quandts. The documentary revealed that in the 1930s and ’40s Germany’s wealthiest family produced weapons for the Nazis, seized the property of Jews, and exploited … Читать далее
    YESHUA THE MESSIAH? Two thousand years have come and gone, but the question remains the same: Is Jesus of Nazareth the Jewish Messiah, the Savior of the world? If he is, then let’s follow him, for we have no other way. If he’s not, let’s expose him, for only the truth will set us free.Although the world is full of religions, the controversy surrounding the Messiahship of Jesus is unique, because both those who accept Jesus and those who reject him base their beliefs on one and the same Book. Jews who follow Jesus say: “He must be the Messiah. … Читать далее
  • History of Messianic Judaism
    History of Messianic Judaism Published on June 19, 2018 While the history of Jewish Believers in Yeshua (Jesus) is nearly 2,000 years old – dating to Yeshua’s first disciples – the modern Messianic Jewish movement (also commonly called Messianic Judaism) is relatively young. The modern Messianic movement has evolved through five specific periods of recent history. 5 Eras of Jewish Faith in Yeshua 1. Formation Before Yeshua’s death, His earthly ministry focused on Jewish people. He told the Canaanite woman that He “was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:21‒28). After His resurrection, He … Читать далее
    Parashat Terumah, Exodus 25:1-27:19 Becoming a Mishkan Rabbi Isaac S. Roussel, Congregation Zera Avraham, Ann Arbor, MI In Christian circles you often hear people talking about inviting Jesus into your heart, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and God living within us. Many years ago there was a booklet entitled “My Heart, Christ’s Home” which drew an analogy between a house and our inner lives. It likened the study to what we expose ourselves to in reading, the kitchen to the food that we eat, the workshop to our actions, and the recreation room to the kinds of entertainment we … Читать далее
  • Mishpatim: An Eye for an Eye
    Azar seated with Hebrew writers Shimoni, Brenner, and Agnon (Jaffa, 1910) Azar’s Question During the years that Rav Kook served as chief rabbi of Jaffa, he met and befriended many of the Hebrew writers and intellectuals of the time. His initial contact in that circle was the ‘elder’ of the Hebrew writers, Alexander Ziskind Rabinowitz, better known by the abbreviation Azar. Azar was one of the leaders of Po’alei Tzion, an anti-religious, Marxist party; but over the years, Azar developed strong ties with traditional Judaism. He met with Rav Kook many times, and they became close friends. Azar once asked Rav Kook: … Читать далее
  • Shemot | «And the People Believed and They Heard»
    Dr. Brachi Elitzur The phenomenon of prophets who appointed by God to lead the nation who try to refuse or leave that position is familiar to students of Tanakh, recurring in the stories of the inauguration of Eliyahu, Yirmiyahu, Yechezkel, and Yona. Their refusal arises from the difficulty of carrying out the thankless task of rebuking the people and warning of punishment and from the fear that their prophecy will be of no benefit; instead of bringing about desired change in the defiant people, it will merely make the prophet a laughingstock and object of ridicule among them.[1] The episode of … Читать далее
  • Kevin Sorbo Exposes the Lie of ‘My Body, My Choice,’ Calls Abortion “The Definition of Evil”
    Kevin Sorbo Exposes the Lie of ‘My Body, My Choice,’ Calls Abortion “The Definition of Evil” ShareTweetPin Actor Kevin Sorbo recently made a powerful rally cry on behalf of the pro-life community in an op-ed for CNS News co-written with his wife, Sam. While many Hollywood A-listers are known for their liberal pro-abortion agendas, Sorbo takes quite the opposite stance on the sanctity of human life. “We dress it up with ‘my body, my choice,’” says Sorbo, “but it is still a life inside of a woman’s womb, and that life is still extinguished by the brutal procedure of abortion. In an effort to expose … Читать далее
  • Why did the Chicken cross the road?
    Why did the Chicken cross the road? –Messianic Jewish Purim Version Arnold Fruchtenbaum – The crossing of the road by the chicken is a direct fulfillment of Messianic prophecy, as discussed in the rabbinic tractate Darkei Ha’Of (העוף דרכי) and in my book “Chickenology: The Missing Link in Systematic Gastronomy”. The chicken is on the way to gather her chicks under her wings and present them as offerings in the millennial temple. We read in Matthew 23:37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killed the prophets, and stoned them that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered your children together, … Читать далее
  • We Have Forgotten How to Blush
    We Have Forgotten How to Blush Michael Brown, Do you remember when it was considered shameful to be a porn star? When porn and mainstream entertainment didn’t mix? Do you remember when being a prostitute was considered disgraceful? Do you recall the days before TV shows like Showtime’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl and HBO’s Cathouse? There was a time in our culture when we knew how to blush. When we had a sense of propriety. When Hollywood operated under a strict moral code. When secret things were kept secret. Those days are as distant as TV shows like Lassie. We have forgotten … Читать далее
  • Jesus was not born in a stable
    Jesus was not born in a stable December 9, 2016 by Ian Paul I am sorry to spoil your preparations for Christmas before the Christmas lights have even gone up—though perhaps it is better to do this now than the week before Christmas, when everything has been carefully prepared. But Jesus wasn’t born in a stable, and, curiously, the New Testament hardly even hints that this might have been the case. So where has the idea come from? I would track the source to three things: issues of grammar and meaning; ignorance of first-century Palestinian culture; and traditional elaboration. The elaboration has come about … Читать далее