• About Moshiach ben Yosef

    Our Orthodox Jewish brethren have a rabbinic prophecy about a man they call Moshiach ben Yosef (Messiah the son of Joseph). It is tempting to think that this is the same person as Yeshua the Messiah, since Yeshua is our Messiah, and since He was born to Yosef (Joseph) and...

  • From Adam to Yaakov

    In this book, we want to tell the story of Joseph’s younger son, a man by the name of Ephraim (“Eph-rai-eem”). Ironically, while most of them do not know it, many of the Christians descend from Ephraim both spiritually and physically. His descendants are called Ephraimites, and a great many...

  • The Birkhat HaMinim

    We don’t know the exact year of Yeshua’s birth, but many historians believe that Yeshua was born around +/- 4 BCE. However, we do know that His ministry began some 30 years later. Luqa (Luke) 3:23 23 Now Yeshua Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being...

  • Der Judenstaadt by Theodore Herzl

    Political Zionism Reconsidered

    Political Zionism is the idea that the Jewish people have not only the authority, but also the responsibility to act as their own Messiah, and bring themselves back to the land of Israel by their own power and strength. This idea first took hold around 1896, as advocated by Theodore...

  • Death of James the Just

    The Death of the Apostle Yaakov

    In our other studies we saw that after Yeshua’s death, leadership of the Nazarene sect went to Yeshua’s half-brother Yaakov HaTzaddik (James the Righteous, aka the Apostle James). Because the Pharisees wanted to end the Nazarene sect they decided to kill Yaakov by stoning, even though he was otherwise one...

  • High Priest Picture

    Torah, Beards, and Hair Length

    In Leviticus 19:23, Yahweh says not to shave the sides of our heads, nor to disfigure the edges of our beards. Vayiqra (Leviticus) 19:23 (NKJV) 27 “You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard.” Some believe this means we...

  • The Spectrum of Discipleship

    As we will see, Yeshua established a high standard for His original twelve disciples—and yet there were other disciples in the first century who did not meet the same high standard Yeshua established. But how was that possible? To understand the answer to this question (and what it means for...