Binding and Loosing, First-Century Style

By Pinchas Shir -September 13, 202011662 201In Matthew’s Gospel Yeshua said to his disciple Peter, “I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matt 16:19). A couple of chapters later he said very similar words to his other disciples … Continue reading Binding and Loosing, First-Century Style

Parashat Ha’Azinu / פרשת האזינו

Torah Reading: HA-AZINU, Deuteronomy 32: 1-52 THE SONG OF G-D’S JUSTICE Some songs are happy, some are sad. Some are for entertainment. Some come to tell a story or teach a lesson. Some express the inner heart and soul. Unique among all songs is the song of Moses in our parashah. HA-AZINU is the song of G-d’s perfect Justice — the ultimate reproof to man. The … Continue reading Parashat Ha’Azinu / פרשת האזינו

Yeshua taught oral Torah…

Introduction It is said that the company a person keeps says much about his character. Yeshua’s opponents loved to point out that he spent time with tax collectors, harlots, and other sinners. He did so to draw them near to the Torah and the love of G‑d. So we might find it surprising that, of all the various Jewish sects in his time, Yeshua was … Continue reading Yeshua taught oral Torah…

The Mysterious Prophecy of Isaiah 53

A Vision Given During Troubled Times…To The People Of Jerusalem Living Under The Imminent Threat Of Invasion.In 701, The King Of Assyria, Sennacherib, Sargon’s Son,Came Over With His Army And Invaded The Kingdom Of Judah.We Know From The Assyrian Sources That They Destroyed 46 Of The Cities Of Judah.Narrator: According To The Vision, The Lord Was Trying To Get The Attention…Of A Nation That Had … Continue reading The Mysterious Prophecy of Isaiah 53

The Belief in Mashiach

By J. Immanuel Schochet The belief in the coming of Mashiach and the Messianic redemption is one of the fundamental principles of the Jewish faith.1 Every Jew must believe that Mashiach will arise and restore the Kingdom of David to its original state and sovereignty, rebuild the Bet Hamikdash (Holy Temple of Jerusalem), gather the dispersed of Israel, and in his days all the laws of the Torah shall be reinstituted as they had been aforetimes.2 Whoever does not believe in … Continue reading The Belief in Mashiach

Pesach – פסח – Readings

Pesach – פסח Pesach I – פסח יום א׳ Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Torah Portion: Exodus 12:21 – 12:51 & Numbers 28:16 – 28:25  1: Exodus 12:21-24 (4 p’sukim)         2: Exodus 12:25-28 (4 p’sukim) 3: Exodus 12:29-36 (8 p’sukim) 4: Exodus 12:37-42 (6 p’sukim) 5: Exodus 12:43-51 (9 p’sukim) maf: Numbers 28:16-25 (10 p’sukim) Haftarah: Joshua 5:2 – 6:1 Pesach I (on Shabbat) – פסח יום א׳ (בשבת) Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Torah Portion: Exodus 12:21 – 12:51 & Numbers 28:16 – … Continue reading Pesach – פסח – Readings

Lesson 28

Parashah 28: Metzora (Person afflicted with Tzra’at) 14:1-15:33 [In regular year read with Parashah 27, in leap years read separately] 14:1(i) And Adonai spoke to Moshe, saying: 14:2 This shall be the Torat ha metzora in the day of his Tohorah (cleansing): The First stage of Metzora’s purification (2-8) He shall be brought to the Kohen: 14:3 And the Kohen shall go forth out of … Continue reading Lesson 28

A Pre-Christian “Son of God” Among the Dead Sea Scrolls

A Pre-Christian “Son of God” Among the Dead Sea Scrolls By John J. Collins Sidebar: The ‘Son of God’ Text in Translation Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center/Courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority The ‘Son of God’ text, one of the Dead Sea Scroll fragments found in Qumran Cave 4, consists of two columns of nine lines each in the Aramaic language. We lack the beginnings of the lines … Continue reading A Pre-Christian “Son of God” Among the Dead Sea Scrolls

Who’s Your Teacher

The Sages, seeing that his mind was clear, entered his chamber and sat down at a distance of four cubits. ‘Why have ye come?’ said he to them. ‘To study the Torah’, they replied; ‘And why did ye not come before now’, he asked? They answered, ‘We had no time’. He then said, ‘I will be surprised if these die a natural death’. R. Akiba … Continue reading Who’s Your Teacher

Messiah is concealed in the name Noach

The Number 58-nun chet-spells the word Noach (Noah), whose name means “rest.” Noah, the tenth generation of mankind–“the tenth shall be holy for G-d” (Leviticus 27:32) –symbolizes the rest and peace that will bless the earth in the Messianic era. … of “all”–“for all is in it”) which had previously been concealed in it. Christopher discusses how the Messiah is concealed in the name Noach, … Continue reading Messiah is concealed in the name Noach