Month: June 2014

This series of posts on “Preventing the Failure of the Messaianic Jewish Movement,” is rooted in a burden. To state the burden briefly, it is this: I believe the Messianic Movement is failing to accomplish its calling.  Among the problems facing us is a lack of clarity on that calling, and therefore, obliviousness to the fact that […]

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In this week’s parasha, Korach, we see the continued disastrous effects of spreading lashon hora, negative speech. In Bamidbar/Numbers chapter twelve, it was Miriam, Moses’ sister, who spoke evil of her brother, by  chapters thirteen and fourteen, it was ten out of the twelve spies who engaged in slander, not only of Moses, but of Aaron and of […]

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These lessons are from the Torah reading of this coming Shabbat, Parshat Sh’lach [Numbers 13:1-15:41]. This lesson will deal solely with chapters 13 and 14, drawing forth some lessons for all of us on what it means to follow and what it means to lead. In this section, Moses sends out twelve spies to reconnoiter […]

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