Saturday, May 18, 2024

Exploring Three Views Abraham

 

A well-known fact is Jews and Christians have sacred scriptures that contain the same books – Tanakh and Old Testament. However, a point that doesn’t usually get discussed is that they interpret characters in their shared books through words of other books. In addition to this, interactions between Jews and Christians also affect the ways they both view Abraham. Continue reading at - http://mailchi.mp/f2adb9b94d35/exploring-jewish-and-christian-views-of-abraham


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Exploring the Oldest Abraham Stories and Their Evolving Interpretations

 

The week before the Hamas attack on October 7, 2023, thousands of Christians and groups of other Jews had travelled to Jerusalem all expecting an apocalyptic event. Hamas had been planning for years to make their apocalyptic event a reality. They are the world’s three monotheistic religions – Jews, Christians, and Muslims. They have something very important in common – they have all reinterpreted the Story of Abraham. For all its chaotics, the history of Abraham as a cultural figure over the last four thousand years because Christians, Jews, and Muslims have been retelling their unique interpretations. Continue reading - http://mailchi.mp/b1ef5e198bea/exploring-the-oldest-abraham-stories-and-their-evolving-interpretations


Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Do TOV and Let KARMA Take Its Course

 

Do TOV and Let KARMA Take Its Course. Journalist, Kate Murphy, wrote an interesting article about Revenge. She said an Australian entrepreneur created a service that allows you to send your enemies an envelope full of glitter. Settling scores marks political, business and personal relationships. At it's most extreme, the desire for vengeance fuels murder, terrorism, and wars. Read Rabbi Leynor’s blog at –

http://mailchi.mp/b09ade2091af/do-tov-and-let-karma-take-its-course


Monday, May 6, 2024

Love Your God: Concrete Actions or Abstract Notions

 

50 years before the Temple was destroyed in 70 CE, Yeshua (the Jesus of history) was teaching the Shema. This is a Jewish leader teaching members of Jewish sect. No Christians existed at that time. The context began with the words, “Hear, O Israel,” which means, “Listen up and obey!  This is followed by a clear declaration of who the Elohim (God) of Israel is – It is Yahweh! Next is the command, “You shall love!” I have two questions for you, now. 1. Is love a concrete action or an abstract notion? 2. Do you do love or do you feel love? Continue reading at – http://mailchi.mp/3ccfa37c1b03/love-your-god-concrete-actions-or-abstract-notions


Saturday, May 4, 2024

Concrete Actions or Abstract Notions

 

The other night I was working on a translation of the parable of Jesus about “destroying the Torah.” A CNN Breaking News announcement caught my attention. Students on university campuses were shouting “death to Israel,” “applauding what Hamas did to the Israeli citizens,” and shouting “death to America.” What I was seeing made absolutely no sense! Were they “crazy”? Or could their brains have been hacked? Continue reading at - http://mailchi.mp/d77ae80b1bb4/concrete-actions-or-abstract-notions


Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Pursuing Opportunities to Demonstrate Their Loyalty and Faithfulness

 

For I say unto you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. This English translation completely fails to reveal the words that the original Jesus spoke to his disciples. What does Elohim, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth value the most? Continue reading at - http://mailchi.mp/7043d6d0e0fe/pursuing-opportunities-to-demonstrate-their-loyalty-and-faithfulness


Friday, April 26, 2024

Correcting the Translation of One Word Can Make a Big Difference

 

People have been arguing about who Jesus was, what he believed, what he taught, or even if he ever existed, since 24 CE (AD). So, the minute you saw the word “Jesus” your brain connected what you believe about “Jesus” (your bundles of associations). If you haven’t read articles I have written about Jesus (Yeshua), I know that you will not accurately understand this article. Continue reading at – http://mailchi.mp/d555ba308b69/correcting-the-translation-of-one-word-can-make-a-big-difference