Messiah Journal, PDF # 111, Fall 2012 / 5773
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Boaz Michael shares his thoughts as we enter a new year, with a renewed vision.
Introduction to the Berlin Statement on the Torah
The Helsinki Consultation on Jewish Continuity in the Body of Messiah: A Reflection on the Theological significance of Jewish identity within the Messianic movement. Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer introduces an exciting positive step forward for the role of Torah and traditional Jewish practice in Messianic Judaism.
The Berlin Statement on the Torah
The Birth of Yeshua at Sukkot
D. Thomas Lancaster digs into an early Jewish source to offer new evidence that Jewish believers used to remember the birth of our Master during the festival of Sukkot.
Toby Janicki continues the Sukkot theme with a discussion of the mystical custom of welcoming ushpizin (guests) into the Sukkah.
Joshua: Name Above All Names?
Some insights into the Master's Hebrew name.
You Have Not Obeyed Me in Proclaiming Liberty
We take a hard look at the history of Messianic Judaism in Israel and some of the failed assumptions that make the Messianic option distasteful for Jewish seekers.
Part 1 of 5. Critical looks at the five solae, the theological building blocks of the Protestant Reformation. In this first contribution, Jacob Fronczak raises questions about the reformation-era mantra sola scriptura.
Two-House and One-Law Trajectories
Boaz Michael offers an article about his concerns with the direction of Two House and One Law theology, based on a lecture he presented in the theological track of the 2012 Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) conference.
Origins of Supersessionism in the Church (Part 3)
James Pyles brings us his third installment of this series on supersessionism in the church.
Shema: "Whole-hearted Love"–The Second Imperative
The third and final installment of UMJC executive director Russ Resnik’s series on the Shema.
The Jerusalem School
We take you to a special school founded in 1987, that work with Palestinian children.
Prayer and Love
Vine of David continues to publish Paul Philip Levertoff’s classic study, Religious Ideas of the Chasidim, translated here for the first time ever into English.
Two New Reviews
- Parables of the Sages: Jewish Wisdom from Jesus to Rav Ashi, by R. Steven Notley, Zeev Safrai
- Jesus: A Very Short Introduction by Richard Bauckham
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