Monthly Archives: November 2013

Offering Religion to a Secularizing and Intermarrying Public: A Hopeless Cause?

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At Interfaithfulness we care about the synergy between Judaism and Christianity, and partnership between Christians and Jews. This means we want to help Jews and Christians to appreciate and work with each other, and to understand what God is up to in the world that involves both groups. We also offer all kinds of instruction…

Intermarriage: The No No That is Now Now

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Last week I promised you an entirely new topic stream. Here it is . . . Intermarriage. I am a Jew who believes that my people are a covenantal people with inborn responsibilities. Although these responsibilities are neglected and ignored they cannot be avoided. By this I mean that we are accountable for what we…

In Defense of All This Jewish Stuff

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Too often I bump into people, even theologically educated Christian people, who are impatient with talk about the Jewishness of Yeshua and the place the Jewish people have in the consummating purposes of God.  Recently, someone commented that Yeshua coming to and through the Jeewish people is simply an accident of history. After all, he…

Lessons from Sinai For The Messianic Jewish Movement

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In the Messianic Jewish world I am known for insisting that Jewish repentance entails a return to covenant faithfulness expressed in loving adherence to the mitzvot, the commandments we have received in Torah.  I have been teaching this for decades, intensifying my efforts in recent blogs here at www.interfaithfulness.org Whenever I produce biblical arguments for…

The Risen Messiah and Israel's Return to Torah

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One day early in the history of the Yeshua movement in Jerusalem, some of his sh’lichim [apostles] got in trouble with the authorities in the Temple area and were brought before the Sanhedrin.  Here is part of what happened on that occasion: And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And…

Two Indispensable Aspects of Jewish Repentance Toward God

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In general we have been examining my proposition that Jewish repentance is different from that repentance required of Gentiles.  Under that umbrella, we have seen that the pathway of Jewish deparature from God is departure from his mitzvot/commandments, and that therefore the pathway of return includes a return to obeying them. In addition we saw…