Michael Hillel for KNI on Haftarah for Acharei Mot.
Eugen Schoenfeld with the Jewish Times: Ushering in the Messianic Age
All Judaism is messianic.
Baptist Press: Messianics to seek partners in Jewish evangelism
I’m inclined to agree with Nelson Muntz on their plans for “Jewish evangelism”.
In a strange way, this is a monumental breakthrough in Jewish-Christian Relations:
Plus this from the official press release:
Two long-time consumer trusted brands, Manischewitz and Welch’s together bring nearly 275 years of Kosher experience and Grape Juice expertise. “Manischewitz and Welch’s are clearly focused on product quality and the Welch’s Manischewitz Grape Juice launch reinforces our ability to bring to market a delicious and wholesome drink.” says David Sugarman President and CEO of The Manischewitz Company. “With Welch’s expertise in Grape Juice combined with Manischewitz leadership in Kosher, we are thrilled to offer consumers a quality product from two well respected brands.” “This product gives us the chance to bring a nutritious alternative to consumers who have only had one option for Grape Juice that’s Kosher for Passover,” says Ike Kim, Senior Brand Manager for Welch’s. “We’re excited to bring consumers our expertise in delivering a unique and delicious Concord Grape taste.”
In vino veritas.
If you’ve been following the goings on of The Temple Institute, you’ll know they’re quite serious about restoring priestly rites and sacrifice to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Case in point…
The squeamish may want to stop watching around the 1:40 mark.
On this day in MJ (April 21 2008) Messianic Jews Win Citizenship Victory in Israel.
That day (or rather, early that morning seven hours behind Israel time) I was in the basement of the synagogue of the Petitioner’s father praying for a favorable outcome in the case when we got a call with the good news.
Susan Goldberg: Want Judaism to Survive? Keep It Simple
As I scurry around my house preparing for Passover, the cynic in me recalls the old joke: “They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat.” Judaism is a very “Us” versus “Them” religion, often more within the community than outside. If you’re religious, the secular are the threat. If you’re secular, the religious are the problem. (Unless, of course, you’re secular with money, in which case you fund a new Yeshiva to assuage your guilt.) If you’re liberal, the Republican Jews are a problem. If you’re conservative, liberals are “bad Jews” And if you’re a socialist, anyone who is against BDS is part of a conspiracy to silence your anti-Occupation voice. Which leads me to wonder who exactly the “they” is in our infamous holiday joke? Are we really talking about Pharaohs and Hamans? Or are we the real threat to our own survival?
Something we never have to worry about, what with not being real Jews and all.