To follow the historical Jesus – that requires to practise Torah nonselectively., When both persons in a relations start to practise Torah non-selective
This post we about the historical Jesus. Who was he? Did he or his followers create a new religion?
According to historical scholarship [sources: see at the bottom of this post] he practised what corresponds to today’s Orthodox Judaism all his life. His followers were called Netzarim – that is Hebrew [it means offshoot (of a olive tree)] and is a name in the Jewish Bible that is used for Messiah.
During the first century those who practised Judaism were very devoted their religion. Just like King David and all other Jews throughout history they practised Torah (Instruction) – the Instructions of the Creator – with joy! The most prominent university professors in this field Prof. Elisha Qimron , author of the most authoritative treatise …
I wrote a short blog for a political website a while ago. Which site is unimportant- I am not going to mix politics and religion here – that is truly asking for trouble! The reason I mention it is the reason I am writing this blog (Finally! You might be saying.)
You see, literally less than one minute after I posted the political blog, two people commented on it.
I was shocked.
I was amazed.
People actually responded to something I wrote. So I wrote something else. And again two people – two different people – reacted to my opinions. “This is really amazing,” I thought. Of course, it’s politics and not religion. Politics is the hot topic right now. Right?
But I …
After sending out our Hanukkah Newsletter, Rabbi David Thomas of Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley sent me this article he had written for his local newpaper. The Outreach Staff liked it so much, we thought we should share it with all of you. Read on:
Hanukkah comes early this year, so Jews will kindle the first light on Dec. 4, and conclude our festival on Dec. 12. With Hanukkah so early, we will have celebrated eight nights, finished the leftover latkes and packed away our menorahs and dreidels a full two weeks before Christmas begins. I, for one, am delighted whenever Hanukkah and Christmas don’t have to share a spotlight.
Why am I happy about the lack of synchronicity of our winter …