The Akeidah, the Binding of Isaac, is the most read, recited and prayed over story in Judaism. There are also striking parallels here with the Birth of Jesus. Both are promised sons, born as a result of... More

There had been times in the early history of God's people when He simply needed to have a stiff word with them. At those times, sending them a dream or vision or a rank-and-file angel was not enough, He... More

 Last week we left it on a cliff-hanger ..."Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over... More

The idea of the Word of God as Creator is more familiar to modern Jews than they would possibly admit to. In their prayer book, the Siddur, is the following prayer, recited before drinking water.Blessed... More

Jewish thinkers have always struggled with the idea of God, a spirit being, bringing forth matter, whether fiery suns or delicate flowers. The idea of God creating through a different aspect of Himself,... More

It all began one fine moment in eternity. All was God, nothing else existed, because this was eternity, God's special hangout, a place where He and only He lived and still lives. Nothing else existed because... More

 "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." (Matthew 5:27-28)This saying... More

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to look at some of Jesus' teaching methods through the lens of the Hebraic culture of his day.We start with the story of Jesus healing the paralytic. After his... More

In the religious Jewish community there is none more revered than Moses. The giver of the Torah, the deliverer from Egyptian bondage, the leader through the wilderness, the Miracle Maker of the Old Covenant.... More

Yeshua began his ministry. His deeds may have been mighty, but in appearance he was just like any other Jewish itinerant teacher. Far from the blue-eyed, chisel-jawed Hollywood Swede, or the dreamy ginger-haired... More