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Hearing the Real Yeshua’s Voice – Understanding His Message & His Movement

Blessed are the SHALOM makers,
for they shall be called sons of God
.[i]
Who are the SHALOM makers? TZEDAQAH (righteousness) is one of the most important words in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Bible of Yeshua (the real Jewish Jesus). The teachings of Yeshua make it very clear that TZEDAQAH is the most important word to him, too. It is absolutely essential for us to accurately understand what it meant to him.
TZEDAQAH not an abstract notion. It consists in doing what is just and right in all relationships. Acts of TZEDAQAH result in social stability and ultimately in SHALOM (completeness and wholeness).  An important part of TZEDAQAH is “almsgiving” -- the obligation to help the poor and needy. This was considered by Jewish sages of all ages to be one of the cardinal commandments -- almsgiving is as important as all the other commandments combined.[ii]
It is the almsgiving aspect of TZEDAQAH that is the focus of the message and movement of Yeshua. For many readers today, when they hear the w…

Do you consider the work of the Biblical Heritage Center important?

As 2014 comes to an end and we prepare for 2015, we are asking those who consider the work of the Biblical Heritage Center important to help fund the work by making a generous year-end donation.
BHC provides streams of information designed to help people understand their biblical heritages – all of the things that have been linked to a biblical text. We publish this information in our newsletter Discovering the Bible, BHC Google Group, BHC Blog, The Real Yeshua Blog, From One Jesus to Many Christians Blog, BHC Bible Study Blog, Twitter, Facebook pages, and the BHC website – and we do not charge people for it.
Has BHC’s information or have we made a difference in your life? If we have – please take time to make a generous donation today – we want to be able to continue providing information for you and help others too.
For information about how to make a donation or to make an online donation today go to -- http://biblicalheritage.org/BHC/donate.htm .
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Did Jesus try to start a new religion?

Did Jesus want to start a new religion or was his goal to teach his fellow Jews how to be more faithful to the Jewish Scriptures of the Jewish religion that he practiced? There is plenty of evidence that Jesus regarded Torah (Jewish Scriptures) as binding on him and his disciples—and that the early Jesus movement was making claims that were plausible within some streams of Jewish thought, if not all of them. In other words, Jesus was not trying to start a new religion–but claiming to show the inner meaning of the Jewish tradition.
(1) He appealed to higher principles within the Torah and Torah purity laws. (2) He approved of the need for priestly purification after leprosy. (3) He was not entirely at ease with Gentiles and Samaritans. (4) He affirmed the sanctity of the Shabbat (Sabbath). (5) He approved of paying tithes the Temple. (6) He wore tassels on his garments.

Read this very interesting article at -- http://www.patheos.com/blogs/northamptonseminar/2014/10/23/did-jesus-try-to-start…