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Reflections on the weekly Torah portions from a diverse group of Messianic Jewish rabbis, scholars, and lay people. Our contributors bring fresh insights to familiar texts, drawing connections to events across the whole of Scripture (including the Gospels and Epistles), and suggesting practical applications of these insights to our postmodern lives.

Weekly Torah Commentaries UMJC - Union Of Messianic Jewish Congregations

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Reflections on the weekly Torah portions from a diverse group of Messianic Jewish rabbis, scholars, and lay people. Our contributors bring fresh insights to familiar texts, drawing connections to events across the whole of Scripture (including the Gospels and Epistles), and suggesting practical applications of these insights to our postmodern lives.

    Spirit-Infused Torah

    Spirit-Infused Torah

    Moses longed for the day in which we are living: “If only Adonai would make
    all the people prophets! If only Adonai would put the Spirit on all of
    them!” Let’s say Amen to that as we walk daily in the Spirit-infused Torah
    of the risen Messiah.

    Bless is More

    Bless is More

    On exhibit in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem are artifacts from the
    excavation of a burial plot from the end of the First Temple period. Among
    the exhibit is a small thin silver plaque the size of a thumb. Inscribed on
    it in Hebrew is the Birkat Kohanim, the priestly blessing we still recite
    today.

    Be an Agent of Hope

    Be an Agent of Hope

    One moment I was preparing a lesson on living a life filled with the hope
    we have in Messiah and the promises of blessings that are ours. The next
    moment the messengers were delivering their news.

    Sooner or Later, Jubilee is Coming

    Sooner or Later, Jubilee is Coming

    Have you ever wished that you could start over? That you could be, as in
    the words of Dylan’s immortal song, “forever young”—going back to your
    earliest years of life, able to erase all your mistakes, cancel all your
    debts, and undo all your sins?

    Our Priority: Conservation or Contagion?

    Our Priority: Conservation or Contagion?

    It’s not so much a matter of contrast between conservation and contagion;
    we need both. The stability and separation of a healthy religious community
    provides a platform for influencing the surrounding culture.

    Sweat the Small Stuff

    Sweat the Small Stuff

    Once we choose to live in the universe of power in actions, do we have the
    discipline to constantly push ourselves to raise the bar? Will we have what
    it takes to engage in regular self-reflection and contemplation, and live
    with the consistency that holiness requires?

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