Monthly Archives: April 2017

Jewish Self-Identity; an excerpt from “Covenant Nation”

In his description of the sense of Jewish self-identity that preceded Christianity, Boyarin has forgotten a key element in that sense of self-identity. The Jewish people did not just see themselves merely as a community; they saw themselves as a … Continue reading

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The Pharisees in the Gospels – an Excerpt from Covenant Nation

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Boyarin presents us with an analysis of the hand-washing incident described in the seventh chapter of the book of Mark (TJG; pgs. 106-127). Boyarin concludes that, contrary to popular Christian…

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PASSOVER HIJACKING AND HIJINKS – by R’ Michael Skobac

PASSOVER HIJACKING AND HIJINKS – by R’ Michael Skobac Each year, numerous missionary churches and Messianic congregations co-opt the holiday of Passover, claiming that it proclaims a Christian message. The Christian bible compares Jesus to the Paschal lamb (John 1:29) … Continue reading

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Being a Jew – What Does it Mean?

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Being a Jew – What Does it Mean?   The Bible tells us that G-d took the Jewish people to Him for a nation and that He is their G-d…

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Supplement to Rabbi Freitag vs Dr. Brown – by Concerned Reader

A Supplement to Rabbi Freitag’s debate with Dr. Brown. (Part 1 Addressed to Dr. Brown.) In Dr. Brown’s debate with Rabbi Freitag, Dr. Brown leveled the charge that the rabbi didn’t provide one  example of Christian scriptural manipulation, mistranslation, or … Continue reading

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Forming a Nation

Originally posted on 1000 Verses – a project of Judaism Resources:
Forming a Nation Exodus 13:8, Psalm 78:5 The exodus from Egypt was a foundational event in the history of our nation and the retelling of the story is an important…

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