Recently, I was invited to speak with Rabbi Shlomo Riskin at the Bible Lands Museum on the topic of Bible illiteracy. The evening was titled, “Why the Best Selling Book of All Time is Seldom Read.” For more than an hour, we talked about the importance of reading the Bible. Jews and Christians are calledContinue Reading »
Through the centuries, the Jewish people have endured persecution, danger, and death. They have experienced unparalleled pain as a nation throughout the long years of their dispersion. Hundreds of years of persecution culminated in the Holocaust as Hitler and the Nazis systematically attempted to annihilate the Jewish people. Six million Jews were murdered. Today theContinue Reading »
Without a doubt, one of the most well-known names in the Bible is Moses, the man chosen by God to lead His people out of Egypt and through the desert to the Promised Land. He was, like all men, flawed, yet Adonai repeatedly lauded him as a humble and servant-hearted leader. Throughout the Torah (Gen.–Deut.)Continue Reading »
I want to share with you the keys to success in life, which are available to every believer. Your life can be meaningful, significant and impactful. I can say this with confidence because Jesus (Yeshua) gave us the keys to success in the Bible. We call them the greatest commandments of Jesus and they areContinue Reading »
That still, small voice… How we yearn for it. At first blush, it seems it should be so simple: just listen. Yet the busy life has plagued believers throughout time, luring the would-be faithful away from the prayer closet, where hearts and ears are open, and into the cacophony of life around us where thatContinue Reading »
“Fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” Doesn’t that sound like the rally cry from a theatrical battle scene? You can just visualize a general riding up and down the lines of horsemen, sword drawn, calling every man to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in defense of what he loves most. YetContinue Reading »
Having grown up in a Protestant Christian background, Wesleyan to be precise, I had no practical experience with priests and the concept of a “priesthood.” I had a vague sense of priests being men who eschewed marital relations in order to more fully pursue service to God. But recently, when I studied the weekly TorahContinue Reading »
Abraham is one of the most significant figures in the Bible, critically important to both Judaism and Christianity. He is recognized as the father of both faith systems, mentioned hundreds of times in both testaments and held up as an example of faithfulness so great that it merited him the friendship of God Himself. TheContinue Reading »
I often suggest to Christians that they should love the things God loves. The next thought has to be, “So what exactly does God love?” This sent me on a Bible detective search. I was surprised to find fewer direct references than I thought. Still, there are a number of clear statements about what GodContinue Reading »
Israel is certainly no stranger to streets full of revelers, dancing and singing with abandon, rejoicing over God’s blessings. Each year on Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) and Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), thousands of people sing and dance the night away, thanking God for His gift of a homeland. But no festivities, past or future weContinue Reading »
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