This translated article from Hebrew appeared in the Caspari Media Review today:
Yediot HaNegev, July 1, 2016
A group of volunteers has taken it upon themselves to clean and repair the Christian cemetery in Beer-Sheva, “in light of the formal authorities’ lack of action on the subject.” “The neglect devastated me,” said one of the volunteers. “This doesn’t honor anyone and offends the families who come to visit their loved ones.” After three hours of dedicated work, however, the place … Continue reading
(11 June 2014 – For some comments and responses to this article, see http://www.kehila.com/articles/589-holidays-like-they-have-in-judah)
1Kg 12:32-33 “And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
“So he offered upon the … Continue reading
(In response to a couple of persons recently asking me to comment on my understanding of the Trinity, here is a fairly concise answer for those who already know that it is probably true, but are not intellectually confident as to how and why.)
As for the Trinity, I think your statement holds a clue to its truth: “Adonai can not be limited by the human limits of understanding.” Since the concept of God as a 3-in-1 is so outside … Continue reading
Holiday greetings to you all!
In the following days the Biblical holiday of Shavuot ( Weeks) and Pentecost (50 Days) will be marked, properly counting from the first-fruits resurrection of our Lord Yeshua from the dead on the day after the Sabbath, i.e. Sonday, during the Passover/Unleavened Bread week. Thus, Shavuot/Pentecost should also be properly celebrated on the 8th Sonday from the Passover, which is 7 weeks from that first Sonday, and the 50th day including that day after the Sabbath. … Continue reading
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He will bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
Ex 12:1-7 And Yehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be to you the beginning of months/new things. It shall be the first month of … Continue reading
Lev 23:10-12 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, When you have come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap the harvest of it, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. And he shall wave the sheaf before Yehovah to be received for you. On the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. And you shall offer … Continue reading
As a Jew, I didn’t want to celebrate Christmas when I became a believer, partly because it wasn’t “Jewish”, and partly because it was too paganized and commercialized. But the Lord began to show me that my reasons were not all correct. In my other words, I was throwing the baby out with the bath water. The truth of God is not pagan, and it happened right here in Israel among Jewish people, as prophesied by the prophets of YHVH long … Continue reading
–Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Mt 6:33)
—Great Commission (Mt 28:18-20) –till end of age –fullness of Gentiles towards Israel’s salvation
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I just did a quick count-down and count-up and came to this conclusion on this fourth day of Hanukkah: if Jesus died in 30 AD (which is 40 years before the Temple’s destruction; mentioned in the Babylonian Talmud, Yoma 39b, and also referred to in the Jerusalem Talmud; see http://www3.telus.net/public/kstam/en/temple/details/evidence.htm ), and was 33 1/2 yrs old (having begun His 3 1/2 yr public ministry when He was about 30 years old, then He was born in Dec., 5 B.C., by … Continue reading
Tit 1:1-3 truth according to godliness
It is by personal faith in YHVH God and His Word that we are saved and brought into a vital union and fellowship with the Father and the Son. Natural birth and culture may give privileges and honor, but do not guarantee acceptance. Many are called but few are chosen. There are many good things in all religions and cultures; there are many things held in … Continue reading
I went to a website of someone who had written a book I found very interesting, and was shocked to see that he had left the faith, and was even defending his fall as ‘being set free’. Not only does he forsake the God of the Bible – whom before he had praised – but also denies that there is any God at all! … Continue reading
–The Law is good, if used lawfully. –It is for sinners –No need for law until there is enough transgressions to warrant it to maintain order and promote the general welfare … Continue reading
Eph 5:30-32; Gen 2:20b-24 This is a great mystery (raz) (see also 1Tim 3:16), but I speak concerning Christ and the Church: for we are members of His body – of His flesh and of His bones –vital union –If we grasp the high … Continue reading
Acts 28:17-29 . . .I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers. . .I have nothing of which to accuse my nation. . .[but] because of the hope of Israel I am bound [as a prisoner].
Acts 23:6 concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!
Acts 24:14-15; Dan 12:2 . . .according to the Way, which they call a cult, so I worship the God of my fathers, … Continue reading
Rom 8:3 For what the Law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh.
1Tim 3:16 Great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh. . . .
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In 1 Timothy, one of the qualifications for even a deacon is to hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. That mystery is surely the knowledge of Jesus as the Messiah and the Son of God – and the revelation of the triune God – the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit: YHVH our God is one.
In Deuteronomy 29:29 … Continue reading
I’ve heard some Christian preachers say they are going to show their sore displeasure to Adam when they see him because he did not obey God in the Garden of Eden and so brought suffering and death into the world for all the rest of mankind. (Rom 5:12-19; 1Cor 15:22) This attitude does not at all understand that whoever Adam would have been, he would have done the same thing: … Continue reading
Passover reminds us who are children of Israel that YHVH God – the Creator of the Universe and the Redeemer of His creation – brought us out of bondage in Egypt into freedom to serve and worship Him, the one true God. This historic event, which resonates down through the generations until today and on into the future (Ezek 45: 21-24), stamped upon the Jewish people the reality of being … Continue reading
This Sunday some of us are going to Bethlehem to worship with Arab brothers and sisters in the joy of our God. Next weekend our congregation (actually the Lord Yeshua’s congregation) will be host to over 40 teenagers from that same area. Today happens to be the shortest day of the year, when the light of day in the darkest of seasons is at its briefest in this part of the globe. A little light can dispel even more darkness; … Continue reading
1Thes 1:2-10 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of God our Father, knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God. Evidenced by their change of worldview and … Continue reading
Rom 8:26-30 The Spirit intercedes for us according to the will of God. . . And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that He might … Continue reading
(Delivered at NEM Conference at the Baptist Village in Israel, April 23, 2006)
Mt 5:9-11 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of … Continue reading
(Israel Conference at Langensteinbacherhohe: “The Redemption of Israel According to Ezekiel and Paul”, Jan 8-11, 2004)
Mt 5:17-19 Jesus came not to cancel or to break the Law and the Prophets, but rather to fulfill every jot and tittle of them Ex 25:21-22 the Ark of the Testimony was set in the Holy of Holies; the blood of atonement was sprinkled on the Ark … Continue reading
Mt 5:4/Lk 6:21 “Blessed are they who mourn/weep now, for they shall be comforted/laugh.”
Within the past month, members of this congregation have experienced mourning and weeping. With the death of two family members, loved ones and friends had a personal and family experience of weeping and mourning. And now this week, we have joined with the nation that weeps for … Continue reading
Recently I was walking down the street and singing the chorus to the song, “Peace Like A River” – ‘it is well with my soul’ – and the Lord by His Spirit had me rejoicing in my spirit and giving thanks to God that it is true: it is well with my soul! And yet, I considered how annoyed and impatient I can be; how I am not considered by others for … Continue reading