Trusting the Father

Recently, I was watching as one of the members of our congregation was playing with his little boy. They were in the grass behind our synagogue where there are several tree stumps that people usually use to sit on while fellowshipping and enjoying our beautiful Florida weather. There is something powerful about the level of faith and trust that this young boy had in his father. Time after time he would climb onto the top of the stump, which was every bit as tall as he was, and then jump as high as his little legs would power him into the arms of his father. His father, once he caught him, would then toss him into the air, catching him again and then carefully setting him back safely on the g

The value of Tanakh in understanding the New Testament

As a Rabbi and teacher I am often charged with trying to make difficult concepts understandable. One way to make things more understandable is to use parables, as Yeshua (Jesus) did. Other times, I try to use analogies and other times I try to use examples from my personal experiences to help focus and direct so that concepts become easier. One of the questions I am often asked is about the relevance of the Tanakh (Old Testament) in the lives of modern believers in Yeshua as their Messiah. To help people understand why the Tanakh is still not only of value figuratively and spiritually, but also of great value personally, I direct the student or questioner to the movie Star Wars. Now, I know

6 important principles from the story of Yeshua raising Lazarus from the dead

I was listening to a sermon recently and the speaker was sharing about a very familiar section of Scripture from John chapter 11, which dealt with Lazarus being raised from the dead. As the speaker gave this powerful message of life from the dead he shared about how not only did this story apply to those physically dead it also applied to those who were dead in sin. That morning those verses stirred my heart and caused me to take time later that night to re-read and re-think about those passages in a new light. While there is no doubt that life from the dead is a great miracle and as is the case of Lazarus something we should rejoice in, I would like us to look at six principles within the t

G-D’s plan A

A portion from Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" (Image: Wikimedia Commons) In my travels speaking around the world, I have noticed a surprising amount of believers in Yeshua (Jesus) who demonstrate both great faith and great fear. Most know that fear is a spiritual, emotional, and physical result of lack of faith in an area of our lives. Yet, it is prevalent throughout the Body of Messiah, regardless of denomination, or if one lives within Messianic Judaism, or Christianity. I believe that we can find the explanation for our fear in the mistaken belief that G-D has more than one plan. In other words, many believe that our choices and actions cause G-D to change from plan “A” to plan “B” and

Abraham’s family – examples of everything that is good and bad in the human experience

In Judaism, Abraham is referred to as the Father of our Faith, and when we pray, we often pray to the G-D of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – our patriarchs. Because we do so, we often find ourselves attributing an unrealistic level of faithfulness upon our patriarchs, but especially upon Abraham. I say unrealistic because while Abraham was clearly a man of great faith and obedience, he was also a real man who demonstrated doubt, unbelief, and disobedience. It is interesting that Bible covers G-D’s speaking the entire world into existence, the creation of all living things, including Adam and Eve, the fall of man and expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Cain killing Abel, and the flood of Noah in o

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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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