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The Real Yeshua Torah Readings for May 20th

The Real Yeshua Torah Readingsfor May 20th are:
Exodus 22:26-23:33 Isaiah 49:3
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Thanksgiving and Blessings were a Regular Part of Yeshua’s Life

The follow quote is from a very good book written by Dr. Brad H. Young, Jesus the Jewish Theologian (Hendrickson Publishers, Inc.; Peabody, Massachusetts; pp. 119-120). I changed the word “Jesus” to “Yeshua”, and added highlights to the text, to better fit the subject matter of this blog.
The actions of Yeshua and his disciples regarding prayer have deep roots in the Jewish customs and practices of the Second Temple period.
Already in the daily life of Yeshua and his disciples, thanksgiving and blessing were an integral part of their everyday experience and customary practice. For instance, pronouncing a blessing to God before eating was the common practice of Yeshua and his circle of followers. Reflected both in early Jewish literature and in the liturgy of the synagogue, from Bible times to the present, it is a fact that the Jewish people have made giving thanks a significant part of every aspect of daily life. In Jewish theology no tasks should be considered mundane, because God san…

Clarifying the term “Judaism”

A very important and informative book in the search for the historical Jesus, Yeshua, is Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith by Marvin R. Wilson. We recommend this book highly. Marvin is not only a well-qualified scholar, he is a very good man. The following quotes are from pages 30-31 of this book.
It is important that we seek to clarify the term Judaism before going further. Judaism may be defined as the religion and culture of the Jewish people. Jewish civilization includes historical, social, and political dimensions in addition to the religious. The word Judaism derives from the Greek Ioudaismos, a term first used in the intertestamental period by Greek-speaking Jews to distinguish their religion from Hellenism (see 2 Macc. 2:21; 8:1; 14:38). In the New Testament the word appears twice (Gal. 1:13-14) in reference to Paul’s prior consuming devotion to Jewish faith and life.
Hebrew religion began to give rise to Judaism after the destruction of the Temple and the…

Yeshua and the Essenes

The following information is from Jesus Within Judaism: New Light from Existing Archaeological Discoveries by James H. Charlesworth (pp. 70-71). The name “Jesus” in the original quote has been changed to “Yeshua” and the layout has been changed to highlight specific ideas.
Yeshua shared with the Essenes a theology that was thoroughly monotheistic (there is only one God) and eschatological (the present is the end of all time and history). 
It is misrepresentative to claim that the Essenes “thought of the present as the end-time, but they did not match Yeshua’s note of realized eschatology.”
Yeshua differed from the Essenes regarding the nature of the future, the understanding of the approaching Kingdom of God, and most significantly on how one must prepare for its coming.
The attempts to compare Yeshua with the Dead Sea Scrolls have foundered on numerous fallacies, misconceptions, improper methodologies, secondhand, even insufficient understandings of Yeshua and the Essenes, and misgui…

Time for Christians to resurrect the heritage of their Jewish roots

Read the Gospels again and focus on all the distinctly Jewish elements of Jesus’ story and message. Ask yourself, “What difference does it make that Jesus was Jewish?” I promise you this. You will spend the rest of your life finding the answer to that question, and the rest of your days enjoying the Bible like never before. Jewish and Christian foundations are as intertwined as the Jews and Christians who walk through Jerusalem today. How tragic that so few in either group recognize the kindred spirits in the other. Read complete article at -- http://www.macon.com/living/religion/article144572804.html

Love of God and Love of Fellow Humans are Inseparable

It is easy to determine how much one’s personal or group’s beliefs are like the core teachings and values of Yeshua and his Movement. Yeshua’s core message also reflects a universal spiritual principle -- Helping oneself and helping others are inextricably intertwined. We can see this in the account below:
A Pharisee asked Yeshua, “Teacher, which commandment in the Law is the greatest?
Yeshua answered, “`You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment.And the second is like it: `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:24-30)
The point is that one cannot love God without loving his neighbor and himself. Keep in mind that the question came from a Pharisee and that doing religious rituals without corresponding acts of TZEDAQAH, righteousness, is a reoccurring issue.
Tal Ben-Shahar, a lecturer at Harvard and consultant to m…

The Real Yeshua Torah Reading Schedule for May 13th

The Real Yeshua Torah Readings for May 13th are:
Exodus 21:1-22:25 Jeremiah 34:1
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Was Yeshua a Pharisee?

Beliefs about Yeshua are like channels on a TV. Depending on what one believes about him determines what they see when they read their Bibles. None of the Christian belief systems people view him through today existed in the early first century when he lived and taught. So, what belief systems did they view him through?
The four popular belief systems (religious sects or parties) in Israel at that time were the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, and Herodians.
(1) The Sadducees represented an older establishment of priests, aristocrats, and wealthier merchants. They exerted less influence on the religious views of the larger community, but dominated the Temple worship and the Sanhedrin, the central religious council based in the Temple.
(2) The Essenes were a pious brotherhood of separatists who lived in isolated monastic communities in the desert.
(3) The Herodians were a religious party allied to Herod the Great. (Hillel p. 9-10)
For many Christians, “Pharisee” is a dirty word. A sentence …

May 2017 edition of Understanding Our Biblical Heritages Online

Articles and features in the May 2017 edition of Understanding Our Biblical Heritages:
A Conversation about “the Bible” By Dr. Ike Tennison & Jim Myers
When Nothing Will Ever Be the Same By Rabbi Jeffery Leynor
Shavu’ot By Jim Myers
Some Tips for Better Understanding Yeshua’s Life & Teachings By Jim Myers
The Spanish Inquisition By Jim Myers
May Memorials Remembering those whose lives inspired us.
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Parenting Lessons from the First Murder of the Bible

There is no question about who committed the murder – Cain murdered Abel! But when we look at the entire context of the story, which began in Genesis 1:1, it raises some interesting questions like these -- Did Cain understand the potential consequences of his actions? Was it possible for Cain to even understand what murder was? Keep in mind no human had witnessed or experienced at this point in the text. This was a first in human history. Read complete article at -- http://www.tovcenter.org/parenting_01.html

Is your belief system large enough?

Jim Myers created this guideline in the late 1980s as a guide for people to use in his Bible studies when disagreements arose over conflicting beliefs. It is now the Primary Guideline of the Biblical Heritage Center and the TOV Center. If you agree please share it.


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The End is Near

The Real Yeshua Torah Reading Schedule for May 6th

The Real Yeshua Torah Readings for May 6th are:
Exodus 18:1-20:22 Isaiah 6
Isaiah 61:6-10

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What Yeshua Did Not Do (WYDND)

● Yeshua did not create a new religion called “Christianity.” It was after the crucifixion that followers of Paul were the first to be called “Christians” and that was in Antioch.
● Yeshua did not found or attend a church. It was his custom to attend synagogues.
● Yeshua did not change the Fourth of the Ten Commandments. His Sabbath was not on Sunday; it began at sundown on Friday and ended at sundown on Saturday.
● Yeshua did not do away with the Law (Torah). He even said that not even the smallest Hebrew letter of the Torah would be changed and that he came to correctly interpret the Law of Moses and the Prophets.
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