Matthew 5:8 Part 4 of 5

Matthew 5:8 Part 4 of 5 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Take a moment with me. Let’s contemplate what it means to be “pure in heart.” One of the nuances of the word for “pure” connotes clear and transparent. We pray in agreement with King David … Psalm 51:12(10) Create in me a…
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Matthew 5:8 Part 3 of 5 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Rabbi Trail: Some rabbis want to “throw us ‘Messianics’ a bone.” (I have to put “Messianics” in quotes because everyone who believes in any promised Messiah is really a “Messianic.”) Many rabbis believe the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, is the promised…
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Matthew 5:8 Part 2 of 5 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Last time, we dealt with what it means to (and by what means we) have a clean heart. Today, I want to deal with the other part of the verse. Matthew 5:8b … for they shall see God. Also last time, we…
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Matthew 5:8 Part 1 of 5 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. There is so much contained in the few words of this verse, we could stay on it for a long time. I’m especially intrigued by two words. In the TLV translation above, they are translated as “pure” and “see.” The Greek word…
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