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You Must Be Perfect

What comes to your mind when you hear the following words of Jesus (Yeshua)?
You must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Luke 6:36 & Matthew 5:48)

The opening phrase -- “You must be perfect. . .” -- has generated many debates over the centuries and caused a great deal of confusion and guilt. The dictionary definition for the word “perfect” that comes to most peoples’ minds is usually “completely free from faults or defects.” Read the complete blog at --

Successfully Overcoming Anger Part 2

Yeshua’s lesson on anger is clearly linked to the story of Cain and Abel. In his world, rabbis and teachers added their insights to commandments in the Jewish Scriptures to help people obey them. Their insights were called “fences around the Law.” If a people followed the instructions of the “fences” they would keep the commandment.” Yeshua was a master fence builder. Read the complete article at

“Salvation” the Big Elephant in the Room

Beliefs about “salvation” are the biggest barriers to open discussions about the differences between different Christian group and about Yeshua, the “Jesus of History.” This is completely understandable when so much is at stake in the minds of “believers” – literally going to Heaven or Hell! Read the complete blog at

Yeshua’s Teacher

10 CE marked the end of Hillel’s 40 year reign as nasi.  He was the founder of a school of legal religious thought and dynasty that led Jewish life in Judea for the next four centuries.
Hillel was born to a wealthy family in Babylonia, but came to Jerusalem without the financial support of his family and supported himself as a woodcutter. It is said that he lived in such great poverty that he was sometimes unable to pay the admission fee to study Torah, and because of him that fee was abolished. 
Hillel was known for his kindness, gentleness, and his concern for humanity
Another popular teacher at that time was Shammai. He was known for the strictness of his views.  He was reputed to be dour, quick-tempered, and impatient. Shammai and his teaching were more popular in Israel before the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. The views of Hillel and Shammai represent positions in the range of interpretations of Jewish law and instructions.
Hillel's teachings and interpretations of the…