Keep your relationship clear of spots, wrinkles and blemishes

The other day, I was watching a young couple that had just started their relationship as a couple. As I watched them trying to figure each other out as the dynamics of their relationship had shifted, I began to run through my mind the conversation that I would soon be having with them, as I knew they would seek counsel not only of their individual parents, but also of me as their rabbi. I immediately began to run the many verses of Scripture through my mind to formulate what I would say when that time came, all the while knowing that the chances of the conversation going exactly the way I planned it in my mind were slim to none. Yet, I know that regardless of how the conversation would go, r

The Torah is our history, yours and mine

A friend once sent me a video of an artist on YouTube. The man stood in front of a crowd with a large canvas in front of him and as he talked to the people, he was brushing colors onto the canvas. He continued to share the story that he was telling and as he did, he dipped his brush into more colors and continued to paint those colors onto the canvas. For those who were watching and listening, the story was meaningful and emotional, yet seemed disconnected completely from the abstract piece of art that was being created in front of their eyes. The story continued and his painting continued, until just as the artist was sharing the final phrases of the story he added one last brushstroke and

Living in the moment

I love it when a child teaches me a lesson. This morning I had to opportunity to sit with one of the young boys from our synagogue, while his mother went to an appointment. We had a great time as he showed me how he could play “Old School” PacMan and how cool his remote control cars were. In between watching him and answering his questions I tried to get some things done on my phone to get a little ahead for this afternoon and tomorrow. When the woman arrived who was relieving me to begin the next shift of watching this amazing you man. I heard her say to him “Hey isn’t tomorrow your birthday” the boy replied “Is it?” “Is today Monday?”. He was told “Yes” and he said “well then I guess tomor

Searching for questions and finding peace

Some of my earliest memories are of sitting in the sanctuary of our synagogue in New Jersey in the town where I grew up. I remember the beauty of the building, but beyond its splendor, I remember the feeling of peace that I felt when I entered the building and sat on the bench with my family. It seemed that the synagogue was the only place I felt peace. My world, like most of my friends, was a swirl of emotions and fears. I was dealing with the turmoil of the death of my father who died from cancer when I was seven years old. On top of that, like most of young people of my generation, my childhood memories outside the synagogue were filled with the swirl of the early 70’s. The television was

Exciting nuances in the Hebrew of the Bible

People will often ask me why I spend so much time looking into the Hebrew wording of the Old Testament. We speak English and we have many English translations of the Bible – why not just study, share, and teach from the English? After all, haven’t millions of people found Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah reading from English versions of the Bible? Of course, millions of people have found Yeshua in the words of English translations of the Bible and millions more will find Him reading English translations. As a matter of fact, I was very involved in the team that worked for years to bring about the Tree of Life Version of the Bible. So, I am not in any way anti-English translations, however, I

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Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue exists to be a Messiah-centered, Torah observant community of Believers, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Our goal is to share the entirety of G-D's Word, which consists of the Tanakh and Brit Chadashah, with all peoples of all nations.







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