Monthly Archives: September 2014

Responding to Some Questions About Messianic Jews and Torah

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One of the most stimulating apects of blogging is the comments, . . . . well, at least sometimes!  This is one of those times.  In response to my recent post, “Lessons from a Jewish Familly ‘Preunion,’” my Facebook friend Keri asked some questions that I then answered in the comments secion of that blog post. You can…

Lessons from a Jewish Family “Preunion”

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The folowing is a D’var Torah, a sermon, I will be preaching on Shabbat Nitzavim-Vayelech, September 20, 2014, at Ahavat Zion Messianic Synagogue, Beverly Hills, California. Interestingly, part of this passage, Deut 29:10-30:20, was read in synagogues all over the world the day after I was born, too many years ago 🙂 It is good to…

Some Thoughts on Reaching Seventy, Looking Onward

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King David reminds us, “The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.” Having just reached seventy, I want to share some thoughts here about the benefits of growing older and lessons I have learned for…

On Craving and Imagining a Terrible Doom for the Soldiers of ISIS

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Another American journalist, Steven J. Sotloff,  has been heartlessly beheaded by the agents of ISIS. Having just read about this, my desire is to see the perpetrators and their henchmen bombed into oblivion, imagining them crawling along the desert floor seeking a hole to hide in from the terror that is raining down upon them, and finding none. Was…