Tag Archives: Justice

Miketz – And Justice For All…

Parashah Miketz And Justice For All... Genesis 41:1 - 44:17   The life of Joseph is widely recognized as a shadow picture of Messiah by both Christianity and Judaism[1]. Yet often interpreters tend to take their theology of Yeshua developed from their studies of the Apostolic writings[2] and apply them backwards on the stories in the Hebrew Bible[3]. The problem is that …

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Haftarah Miketz

Torah Portion Miketz Genesis 41:1 - 44:17 1 Kings 3:15 - 4:1   Shalom! This is the tenth portion in the Haftarah cycle where we will be discussing the dream of Solomon receiving wisdom and his exemplary judgment between the two prostitutes who both claim the same baby as their son.  This year we will be spending approximately one hour …

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Justice and Covenant Renewal

In this teaching, we will be discussing the connection between establishing justice and righteousness in the ancient Near East and the Sabbatical (Sh'mita) year and the Jubilee (Yovel) year. The establishment of this institution coincided with a covenant renewal when the new king is enthroned. All of this is extremely important to understanding the covenant renewal that Yeshua did with …

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The Weightier Matters of Torah

In Matthew 23:23, Yeshua criticizes the scribes and Pharisees because of their focus on the minutia of the law while neglecting the weightier matters of Torah: justice, mercy, and faith.  What exactly did Yeshua mean by this?  In this 4 hour teaching, we will take an in depth look at both the Greek words behind Matthew as well as the …

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Didache: First Century Discipleship Part 1 (Live Teaching)

The Didache is one of the most important extra-biblical documents there are for believers in Yeshua.  Didache is the Greek word for 'teaching' or 'training' and it was written as a manual for converts from pagan Greco-Roman background (and possibly Hellenistic Jews) into the Israelite community of believers in Yeshua.  The document was written between 50 - 100AD, which means …

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Part 2 – Weightier Matters of Torah (Live)

In this follow up to the Weightier Matters of Torah, we discussed the Biblical definition of the word most often translated as "righteousness/righteous" and show how its original concrete meaning is somewhat different from what it has come to mean today in the system of Christianity. Afterwards, we delve into the concepts of retributive justice vs. restorative justice and begin …

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Weightier Matters of Torah (Live Teaching)

Yeshua teaches in Matthew 23:23 that the "weightier matters" of Torah are "justice, mercy, and faith".  Have you ever wondered what exactly that means?  Where is this found in the Torah?  How do we practice these matters?  Why are these things more important than the specifics of keeping other commandments? In this first part to the series on defining the …

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