It Is Impossible to Be an Anti-Semite and a Christian

I know this blog is going to offend some people, but I ask that you read the entire blog before stopping and especially before responding. Yesterday, there was a machete attack in a synagogue in New York which was covered by most major news sources and went viral on social media. While I was encouraged to see the outrage over this attack, I was made to wonder why this attack brought such outrage and not the nine previous anti-Semitic attacks in New York this week alone. After all, each of these attacks were the result of anti-Semitism, yet nine out of ten received almost no coverage on social media outside of the Jewish community. The only conclusion that I could come to was that the machete

What I Hate About Hanukkah

What I Hate About Hanukkah Hanukkah is the celebration of the Jewish victory over assimilation that is now celebrated largely by assimilated Jews. Hanukkah is actually a feast which commemorates the victory of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. It’s about the cleansing and rededication of the Temple. The revolt was in response to religious persecution and forced assimilation. Hanukkah has been allowed to become the Jewish alternative to Christmas. Unfortunately, especially in the West, we have allowed Hanukkah to become secularized. For many Jews, it is no longer about a supernatural victory similar to the Exodus from Egypt, rather it is simply an eight day version of the comm

A Perfect Example of a Perfect Example

When it comes to the people we read about in the Bible, we all have favorites. In the Brit Chadasha (New Testament), my favorite is Peter because while he was mightily used by G-D, he was also a person that the Scriptures transparently show his humanity and personal weaknesses. Paul says in Romans 7:19, 19 For the good that I want, I do not do; but the evil that I do not want this I practice. We really don’t read examples of Paul’s failures and errors. However, when it comes to Peter, we are exposed to his victories and his failures. So, when I read about Peter, it helps me to have confidence that G-D can use me even though there are many times when, like Peter, I struggle with my humanity.

Learning the Two-Step

We live in a world that seems to be spinning out of control in many ways. Between advancements in technology and what appears to be the loss of our moral compass, it is very easy for believers to become weighed down by the burdens of our lives and our callings. One great verse that is often quoted and stood upon to deal with the battle in weary souls of believers is found in Matthew 11:28: 28 Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. These powerful words spoken by Yeshua (Jesus) were intended to encourage His disciples to seek rest in Him only, which includes those of us who are His disciples today. Too often, however, believers come to Yeshua seeking their burden

If It Were Not for the Talmud, I Would Not Be a Messianic Jew

Recently, as a result of one of my previous articles, someone began corresponding with me by trashing the Talmud. I found this particularly interesting because it was clear from their posts that they had whatever you would call less than a superficial understanding of the Talmud. For those reading this that may not even know what the Talmud is, let me briefly explain (please read to the end). The Talmud is the codification of Jewish understandings. You will notice that I didn’t say Jewish understanding singular. I purposely used the plural because the Talmud is not an encyclopedia of rules and regulations. It is a compilation of instructions, understandings, and ideas. It is a series of opin

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