The Third Great Commandment – part 1

The Third Great Commandment – part 1 Daniel Juster

The First Commandment is that YHWH our God is our God alone and we are to love Him with all our heart, soul, and strength (Deut. 6:5; Luke 10:27). The second commandment from Yeshua is that we must love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31). This calling to love our neighbor includes everyone in our…
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Matthew 5:3 part 3 of 3 Rabbi Michael Weiner

How did Yeshua become King of kings? That’s right, He humbled Himself. Philippians 2:8-9 He humbled Himself – becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name. That is the picture of “poor in spirit.”…
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When Prayer Becomes Intercession Sam and Liza Lewis

Learning to Hear the Voice of the Good Shepherd Pray in the Ruach on every occasion, with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, keep alert with perseverance and supplication for all the kedoshim. – Ephesians 6:18, TLV We find ourselves in a time in history like no other. There have been…
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Proof in the Tasting – Evidence for Doubters Ben Juster

You may have heard the expression, “The proof of the pudding is in the tasting.” It is an odd proverb that basically means that you really can’t know the value or quality of something until you experience it for yourself. It doesn’t matter how good the pudding looks on the surface. Until you dig in…
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Is it Enough? Hallel Schell

Is It Enough? Human trafficking, Genocide, Rape, Abortion, Murder … and so many other things that I cannot and absolutely do not want to imagine. I have for so long been deeply disturbed by the severity of human suffering. I can say that certainly some of my angst comes from a heart of intercession and…
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Matthew 5:3 part 2 of 3 Rabbi Michael Weiner

The “big sermon” (the Sermon on the Mount) starts with 7 “blessed are …” statements. There are really 8 of them, but the 8th one is different. The first 7 are attitudes (‘be’ attitudes, as opposed to ‘don’t be’ attitudes). These attitudes come from within the believer. The 8th “blessed are …” statement is not…
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Matthew 5:3 part 1 of 3 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. This verse and the following 8 verses start with the word “Blessed”. The meaning of the Hebrew word Baruch is “to bend the knee” or “bow down”. It is how we start our Hebrew blessings, but that word is not…
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Yom HaAtzma’ut 5782 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Yom HaAtzma’ut follows immediately on the heels of Yom HaZikaron. That’s right, Israel Independence Day begins as the sun sets on Israel Memorial Day. Such a contrast: as one of the saddest days ends, one of the most joyful days begins. But, this is the reality of Jewish history too. The Holocaust ended in 1945.…
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On Psalm 22, 23, & 24, part 2 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Yesterday, in part 1, I briefly mentioned a pivot that takes place in Psalm 22:23 I will declare Your Name to my brothers. I will praise You amid the congregation. Up until that point, the Psalm focuses on the pain and suffering of Yeshua’s crucifixion. Yeshua’s first thought, after His sacrificial death, is evangelism to…
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On Psalm 22, 23, & 24, part 1 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Our memory verse a few weeks ago was Psalm 23. The entire congregation was charged with memorizing and reciting the entire Psalm at the start of the service on Shabbat. Psalms 22, 23 and 24 actually form a trilogy. They are all prophetic of Messiah Yeshua, past (first coming), present (current ministry, Psalm 23:1a The…
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