The Jerusalem Council

A Global Association of Orthodox Jewish Disciples of Messiah Yeshua


The Torah before Noah – A Refutation of Noachide Theology

A series of questions that appear to refute the claim that the Noachide laws were the only Torah given to mankind before Mt. Sinai by listing the scriptural and Jewish references to the Torah as existing before the Flood, let alone Mt. Sinai.

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Understanding Acts 10:9-19 (Peter’s Vision of the Unclean and Clean Animals; and Parasha Tazria)

A Jewish understanding of Peter’s vision of the sheet with both clean and unclean animals, where he is told to “rise, kill, and eat,” with an explanation derived from an understanding of parasha Tazria. The key to understanding the vision is knowing the difference between tamai and tahor, and akathartos and koinos. The vision is not about making unclean animals, like a pig, clean. On the contrary, it’s about making clean animals (gentiles) that became defiled with contact with unclean animals (idolatry), clean again (by faith in Messiah Yeshua).

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Pesach 2009 – 5769

A timeline of preparations for Pesach 2009 – 5769 including Birkat HaChamah. All times on this page are for Evergreen, Colorado. Please consult your local times for sunset and adjust accordingly.

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What is Chametz? (It’s not Yeast)

Chametz is any food that contains wheat, barley, oats, spelt, or rye that has fermented. These particular grains will ferment by themselves in the presence of water. This process can begin in as little as 18 minutes. Obvious foods such as breads, cakes, pastries, pasta, cookies, crackers, pretzels, breaded foods, etc. must be consumed or disposed of before Pesach. However, as we are not permitted to consume, derive a benefit from or possess any chametz we need to look a bit further.

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Kosher Organic Suppliers

A list of suppliers and distributors that exclusively provide both kosher and organic certified foodstuffs, and products. If you are a supplier or distributor, and wish to be listed, please fill out the reply form at the bottom of this article.

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