Category: Blog

Weiss, Bari. How to Fight Anti-Semitism. New York: Crown, 2019. Bari Weiss is an opinion writer for the New York Times who formerly wrote for the Wall Street Journal and for Tablet, the online magazine of Jewish politics and culture. Politically left of center, she is a committed Zionist and proud Jew, with roots in Pittsburgh, […]

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A question for you. Do you know anyone who believes our country is becoming more unified?  Neither do I!  And we’re not alone!   At the time of the 2018 mid-term elections, three out of four voters polled reported our country is becoming more divided (see https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/13/politics/2018-exit-polls/index.html).  And this year, a Pew Center study reported […]

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Last Passover I began a series responding to five questions imbedded in a readers response to a video I had posted. You may see that video here: The five questions were as follows. My Apparent Prioritization of Outreach – That was really interesting. Can you unpack for me why you think Messianic Judaism is by […]

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For lots of folks, avoiding problems is their main coping strategy. In fact, for many, life is all about avoidance: avoiding certain people, avoding certain subjects, avoiding thinking about how things are going, avoiding thinking of family issues. You name it, and we avoid it. But is this a good way to maneuver through life? […]

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I have spent most of my life depressed to one degree or another. As a shrink said to me when we began talking decades ago, he found that the most predominant  thing about me was a pervasive sense of dread. Yuck. Well, the battle continues. Like a persistent rash or limp, I live with depression […]

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This continues a series of blogs originating in a response to a Red Door Diary video I posted where I highlighted (and lamented) the Messianic Jewish Movement’s general failure to attract other Jews to Yeshua-faith. That video may be found HERE–> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ5FmR7mUlQ&t=28s This current blog is my response to the third of five alternative issues raised […]

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