A. The Role of the Nation The role of the nation in relation to the Law is complex and multifaceted. It is the role of the nation to preserve the Law and her spirit for future generations. It is the role of the nation to recognize the judges, the people who embody the spirit of [Read More]
Our sages teach, “All the festivals are destined to be nullified [in the Messianic age], but the days of Purim will never cease to be observed.” (Midrash Mishlei 9:1)
I know it’s dicey to write a critical reflection on Jews embracing Christmas. Hearing the inevitable chorus of “intolerant Scrooge” certainly gives me pause. But seeing a piece in The CJN this winter holiday season by Michael Taube (Jews and Christmas: enjoy the holiday) urging fellow Jews to celebrate the wrong holiday was too painful to ignore. My [Read More]
David Hazony’s recent book The Ten Commandments reveals that while most people feel strongly about the commandments, few are actually able to enumerate them. Even for those who have pondered these foundational spiritual directives, the very first one is often perplexing.
If you are Jewish, you’re a target. Millions of evangelical Christians in North America are passionately committed to converting us to their faith. They fund over 1,000 different missionary organizations to spearhead this effort. These include groups like Jews for Jesus and Chosen People Ministries, as well as hundreds of Messianic congregations reaching out to [Read More]
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Rabbi Michael Skobac, Director of Education of Jews for Judaism presents Part 3 of JUDAISM 101, an entry level seminar series for Jews to explore the essential ideas and practices of Judaism and Jewish thought.
By Rabbi Michael Skobac Chanukah coincides each year with the reading of the story of Joseph in the cycle of weekly Torah portions. Our sages have discovered numerous connections between this holiday and the Joseph narrative. I’d like to suggest an additional connection help us appreciate what might be Chanukah’s underlying spiritual motif. “These are [Read More]
Rabbi Michael Skobac, Director of Education of Jews for Judaism presents Part 2 of JUDAISM 101, an entry level seminar series for Jews to explore the essential ideas and practices of Judaism and Jewish thought.
In today’s evangelical crusade for Jewish souls, missionaries have found one particularly vulnerable segment of our community. Unlike Jews in the West, who are usually somewhat resistant to conversion, our brethren who have lived behind the Iron Curtain are much less able to withstand the overtures of Christian missionaries.