A Global Association of Orthodox Jewish Believers in Messiah Yeshua
I would like to bring attention to the issue of our speech. It seems there are cases where we openly attack other believers in the Messiah. Be they called Christians, Messianic Jews, Messianic Believers, Believers, we should not make disparaging comments about what they are called, we should not take pot shots as to their faith.
The most common, and perhaps the most serious speech problem is lashon hara, literally, “evil talk.”
Tags: Apologetics, Bava Mezia, deceptive talk, disgusting speech, evil speech, ganevat da'at, gossip, Halacha, hurtful words, lashon hara, measure for measure, mida k'neged mida, mitzvot, motzi shem ra, nivul peh, ona'as devarim, r'chilut, slanderous, Teaching, tongue
A list of classic Judaic literature and reference materials available fully online for free in Hebrew and English. Materials include the Tanach, classic Jewish Commentaries (Rashi, Ramban, Rambam), Talmud Bavli and Yerushalmi and various commentaries, Kabbalah literature, all Midrash Halacha, all Midrash Aggadah, major Halachic Works, and many classic works of Jewish Ethics and Philosophy.
Many ask us if we believe Yeshua is G-d. We respond: G-d is not a man. We have no King, Savior or Redeemer than HaShem. Yeshua is the Messiah, and he is our King, Savior, and Redeemer. Outside of these three statements, we can not say anything more, for we would be saying something that G-d in his wisdom never thought to put explicitly in the scriptures.
To hold G-d to a man-made definition of “trinity” is to fit G-d into a man-made box defined by man-made terms and philosophical arguments that may have no bearing on who truly G-d is. Often we are not satisfied with what scripture says concerning who G-d is. A philosophical Western mindset demands a definition of G-d…in order to control Him. A Hebrew mindset allows for contradictions, and allows for mysteries to be kept mysteries. G-d is beyond definition, but certainly G-d can be apprehended in such clear statements as the Shema and other verses.
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A list of Jewish holidays for Gregorian year 2009 for the moedim (appointed times) 5769-5770, and dates to request off from work from your employer for those in the diaspora (assuming a 9-5 work shift).
Tags: Community, Day of Atonement, Eigth Day, Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of Trumpets, Feast of Weeks, Halacha, holidays, Judaism, Moedim, Passover, Pesach, Shavuot, Shimonei Atzeret, Sukkot, Yom Kippur, Yom Teruah
The Aveinu, also known as The Lord’s Prayer, is the prayer of our rabbi, Messiah Yeshua ben Yoseph shel Netzaret. When his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray, they weren’t necessarily asking him to teach them the mechanics of prayer, more than asking what is his prayer at the conclusion of the Amidah / Shimonei Esrei (18 Benedictions).
A timeline of Messianic Sabbath Keepers from 0 CE to 2000 CE compiled by H. J. Ledbetter.
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We are to limit our understanding about the Messiah and what he taught, to the boundaries of HaDavar – the Word that HaShem commanded (mitzvah), that is, the Tablets, the Torah, and the Mitzvah. Anything else in addition, or subtraction of that, and thus of the Messiah, is according to Hashem equatable to those who engaged in fornication in the incident of Baal Peor.
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Understanding Yeshua cursing the fig tree requires one to read about Adam and Eve and the fig leaves they covered themselves with, and to understand how the Jewish idiom of “studying under the fig tree” means to study about the Messiah. To study about the Messiah and not obey him, is the reason the Messiah cursed the fruitless, leaf-only fig tree – even though it was out of season.