Catholic––Jewish Reconciliation

Catholic––Jewish Reconciliation

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Roni interviewing Sylvia about Catholic––Jewish Reconciliation

Recently Roni and his wife Elisheva visited Cracow, Poland and in the Old Town they met a Catholic lady by the name of Sylvia at the Franciscan Convent – Sylvia is involved in an institute that fosters Catholic––Jewish dialogue and reconciliation.

Roni interviewed Sylvia in which they discussed a number of topics of mutual interest, including the Catholic Charismatic Movement that has lead to a number of “Born Again” Catholics who are helping to bring spiritual renewal within the Catholic Church.

Poland––Suffering and Tears through thorns and thistles

There are a number of Bishops, and Catholic priests that actively are encouraging this renewal. Including many lay people of whom Sylvia is one. WWII deaths caused by the occupying Nazis equally cause immense suffering to Poles as well of Jews. One in ten Polish people were Jewish before the Holocaust.Today only a fraction of that number remains. They also discussed “Victimhood,” who suffered more Jews of Gentiles in Poland? The ultimate goal is that Jews and Catholics may be reconciled.

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MaxRon Discussions: Blessings and Curses: Part 2 –– Words that Hurt––Words that Heal

Words that Hurt and Words that Heal

The spoken and written word each canary significant power to either hurt or heal others. Think for instance Hitler’s Mein Kampf –– My Struggle, a book that set the world on fire that gave expression to his hate filled ravings that resulted in the death of over six million Jews, One and a half million Gypsies, and millions of others:

WW2 — Deaths caused by Hitler’s War Effort

In Charlie Chaplain’s The Great Dictator –– He gives an impassioned speech in which Henkel appeals for world peace. This parody on Hitler’s Nuremberg speech is the polar opposite of what the evil dictator actually said. Chaplain appeals for love and toleration, mutual respect and the fostering of hope, harmony and peace––Hitler stood for discrimination, race hatred, war, power and destruction. This is an extreme example of the destructive power of the written and spoken word.

Words that hurt are everywhere apparent––just think of the consequences of the words of deception that Satan spoke to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden:

Genesis 3

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The Fall

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,

“Cursed are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust
    all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring[a] and hers;
he will crush[b] your head,
    and you will strike his heel.”

Satan is the father of lies and those who habitually and deliberately tell lies are doing the work of their father the devil.

The dialogue that followed tells the tragic narrative of the outcome of listening to the words of deception. We can refuse to listen to lies as the writer of Psalm 1 says,

Psalm 1

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

The company that we keep will determine the conversation that we have––godless company––godless outcomes/ godly company––godly conversation with godly, positive outcomes.

Matthew 5-7

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Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

Yeshua’s Blessed Sayings:

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them––His spoken teaching words were life-giving.

The Beatitudes

He said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Salt and Light

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

The Fulfilment of the Law

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Murder

21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,[a] and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[b][c] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’[d] is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

Give serious thought to what you say!

The words we speak have the power of life and death––”Put in gear before you proceed!” It is important that we consider what we are going to say before speak.

REVEREND MARCIA MARTIN

VIAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

My dad gave me piece of advice when I was a know-it-all teenager. He said, “Never say in anger what you don’t mean, because you can say you’re sorry, but you can’t take it back.”

Satan can use our tongue to cause division, putting others down, bragging, false teaching, exaggeration, complaining, or just flat out lying. It only takes a few words to hurt someone. Wounds heal but they leave scars that never disappear.

Our words have power––They can bring joy or cause misery. Proverbs 18:21 puts it this way: “The tongue has the power of life and death.” The stakes are high.

Your words can either speak life, or your words can speak death. Our tongues can build others up, or they can tear them down. An unchecked fire doubles in size every minute. Gossip and false teaching are no different. It’s been said that great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people.

The congregation that James is writing to in James 3:1-12 was full of small-minded people who gossiped about each other and tore one another apart with their tongues. We’re quick to avoid the sins of murder, stealing, and drunkenness, but we often assassinate fellow believers and leave a trail of destruction by the way we use our tongues.

Husbands have stabbed their wives with words that are as sharp as daggers.

Wives have lashed out with tongues that slice and dice.

Parents have devastated their children by repeated blasts of venom.

And children have exploded at their parents with words that have leveled the entire family like a bomb.

James’ Letter

Look at what’s written in the first chapter of James’ letter: James 1:19 “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger;” And verse 1:26, “If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless.” If you and I launch verbal destruction, those words will have devastating consequences on others.

James connects sins of the tongue with sins of the body because our words usually lead to corresponding deeds. Proverbs 21:23 says “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.” The tongue can express or repress; offend or befriend; affirm or alienate; build or belittle; comfort or criticize; delight or destroy.

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” We all know that isn’t true, don’t we? Actually, psychological pain is much more severe and lasting than physical pain. More people than we might think harbor scars from psychological abuse as children. Those scars are on their hearts and they influence their lives.

Words can break our hearts. Words can break our spirits. Broken bones can heal with time, but a broken spirit caused by words of death, isn’t easily repaired. How many people have you maimed or killed with your words? Is your tongue too quick to criticize? Do your words build up…or do they tear down?

So how do we tame our tongue? Did you know that the book of Proverbs has 31 chapters? One for every day of the month. I’m going to read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of James every day for the next month. I invite you to do the same. Nearly every chapter of Proverbs has something to say about the tongue. At the end of the month, we’ll have read the entire book of Proverbs once, and the book of James six times…

Is there any good news?

Words that HealWriting and Saying things that make a difference

When was the last time when you said something kind, encouraging and life-giving to someone?

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A Video Diary of Roni And Elisheva’s European Trip: August––September 2021

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Finding Balance

Finding balance in the physical world is a vital part of remaining upright and being able to walk.

Vertigo is a condition that causes some one to lose their physical ability to stay upright and not fall over. 

In the spiritual world finding balance is equally important otherwise we may fall over and find ourselves falling into error in our desire to serve God and live a life pleasing to him.

No one is immune to losing a balanced life.

Spiritual excesses are everywhere apparent in our fractured and increasingly polarised world.

The issues of spiritually unbalanced people who profess faith in God is everywhere visible.

Part of the problem is that many people are not being able to discern truth from error.

Another root cause is caused by bad theological teaching that is advocating one aspect of scripture while ignoring other texts that also comment on a given topic – there are many examples:

1. Living by faith 

2. Healing versus the use of medical intervention 

3. Demonisation versus mental illnesses 

4. Being generous versus being discerning – when to give and when not to give?

5. God is a loving God versus God is a righteous judge 

6. When to speak out and when to remain silent 

This is only a very short list that is like a tiny sample of a huge array of things that effect life.

How do we decide which is the best and correct cause to follow?

How do we avoid becoming an unbalanced person who increasingly makes bad decisions that lead to even worse outcomes?

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Roni’s Messianic Teaching: A Very Jewish Jesus –– How is Biblical Iconography to be interpreted from a Jewish Perspective?

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Signs and Wisdom––The Power of God and the Wisdom of God              

 Key Verses: 1 Corinthians:
22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 
23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 
24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 

We need to talk about what these 3 verses mean––According to a biblical perspective the human race is divided into two distinct groups of people––Jews and Gentiles. The Jewish people were the original chosen people with whom God made his covenant. Subsequently, after the advent of Yeshua/Jesus, Gentiles were also invited to join Israel and become the new family of God made up of Jews and Gentiles. Consequently, there is now a third group of people that are called ‘the people of God.’                    This issue of Jews demanding a sign means that the only sign that they would be given was Yeshua’s resurrection from the dead––the sign of Jonah who was in the belly of the whale for three days and three nights, so the Son of Man would be in the tomb for three days and three nights. Just as the whale vomited Johan up onto dry land after that time, even so the grave/tomb could not hold him and he would arise from the dead after the three days. The Jewish sign is the resurrection of Yeshua who triumphed over death and is alive forevermore––hallelujah.                                                For even during his earthly lifetime when Yeshua perofmed miraculous signs his fellow Jewish leaders accused him of sorcery or being posed of a devil. Though many of the common people believed in him, particularly the Second Temple Leadership led by the High Priestly clique rejected him––subsequently their poisonous attitude permeated throughout the Jewish population in Judea and Samaria and this negative attitude spread out widely.                                                                                                                    And Greeks/ Gentile seek wisdom––Greek and Roman Gentile culture was based upon the wisdom and philosophy of the Greek philosophers. There was a long tradition of following the great Greek thinkers––

  • Pythagoras of Samos (570-495 BCE)
  • Zeno of Elea (c.
  • Democritus (c.
    • Socrates (c.
    • Plato (428-327 BCE)
    • Aristotle (c.
    • Diogenes of Sinope (c.
    • Pyrrho (c.
    • Epicurus (c.
    • Zeno of Citium (c.334-262 BCE)
    • First First Century of the Common Era (C.E.)                                                    

      We see how that Greek philosophy permeated Judaism and even the emergent Messianic faith shows the influence of Philo a Helenised Jewish philosopher––John’s Gospel and Pauline thinking particular shows the Greek way of thinking about the world and life––John’s LOGOS and Paul’s view of life shows the Greek influence fused together with the Hebraic Jewish way of thinking.

A very Jewish Jesus –– Leopold Krakauer: A Mere Symbol or Messiah and Lord? What is the significance in the fact of who Jesus was in his earthly life and how does that matter today? In Behold the Man: Jesus in Israeli Art Leopold Krakauer (!890-1954) who was born in Vienna and moved to Palestine in 1924 as an architect and European Jewish Expressionist illustrator left his mark on Israeli art. What was particularly significant was his portrayal of Jesus. Leopold like many fellow Jewish artists exhibited a fascination in the luminous figure of the Nazarene––and this is particularly with those pioneers who returned to the land Jewish hope. British Mandated Palestine and subsequently the State of Israel post 1948.                                                  As previously explored in my Behold the Man: Jesus in Israeli Art series, there appeared to be a link between Jesus and the motif of Jewish re birth and hope with the return to the land of Israel. This was exemplified in the work of Reuven Rubin––Man of Sorrows and Zionist Messiah. So too in the work of Leopold Krakauer we witness a Jewish artist grapple with the enigma of the Jewish Jesus.                                                                         Leopold was singularly unimpressed with most of the artefacts made for Christian pilgrims fashioned out of olive tree wood––they were on the whole poorly made and did little if any justice to the subject matter of Jesus on the cross or other related subjects. Equally, such a noble sacred wood of the olive tree need to be made with greater care and respect for both the subject of Jesus and the precious wood from the olive tree that has such an enduring history and connection to the land ofIsrael.                                     While Leopold was not a sculptor but his training as an architect meant that his artistic expression was made through very detailed mainly pencil drawings that often depicted the figure of the ‘suffering Christ,’ in which the person of Jesus and the olive tree were almost fused into one. Seen below Jesus/tree 1941 which is a copy of the original brown chalk on woven paper depiction in which the figure of Christ blends into starkly rendered olive tree.                                                                                                               According to Amitai Mendelsohn in Behold the Man: Jesus in Israeli Art, are pantheistic in nature with the approach to the landscape in which the story of Jesus took place with dialogue with the European artistic tradition that Krakauer had been exposed to.

ANONIMO ALEMAN activoenen Westfalia–Cristoisto Redentor delmundo   (ala derecha), c.1410_273 (1929.18.2)
His “On the narrow path” Ba-Mishcol Ha-Tsar was a novelization of the life of Yeshu, Jesus of Nazareth.[1][2]                                                                                                                                                                This highly unusual encounter with Jesus and an olive tree––a symbol of the East. Abraham Kabak reinstates The––native setting by emphasising his profound to the landscape of the land of Israel in        The Narrow Path in 1937. Krakauer takes this written account and give expression visually in drawings on this theme of Jesus and his connection to the land of his origin. Krakauer was truck by the numerous olive trees that he saw in the landscape of Israel––his sense of outrage at the distorted and damaged forms depicting these cheap tourist trinkets in what he saw as their (the olive wood) humiliation, and was painful for him to witness. Although an instrument of execution, the cross is a symbol of life in Christian iconography. The crucifixion atoned for the original sin of eating form the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The cross is likened to the Tree of Life. At times the cross is depicted as flourishing after the crucifixion and the resurrection. (See above: ANONIMO ALEMAN activo en Westfalia_Cristo Redentor del mundo (ala derecha), c.1410_273 (1929.18.2)                                                                                              It would seem according to Amatai Mendelsohn that Leopold Krakauer was returning the cross to its natural source––to Jerusalem and the Valley of the Cross, that according to Christian tradition is the place that the Romans cut the wood out of which the made the cross on which Jesus was put to death. This valley is located in West Jerusalem not far from where Leopold Krakauer lived and may well have played a part in the inspiration that led to his drawing of Jesus/Tree. These drawings by Krakauer relate not only to olive trees, but also the broader Israeli landscape––did he not possibly seek to connect the prophets and other biblical figures to its native land and not as traditionally depicted in European settings. Jesus against the local and original landscape. There were also deeper and troubling issues that impacted upon his thinking and his work of the political conflict in Palestine between Jews and Arabs as well.                                                                                                                                      The Arab Revolt of 1936 The 1936 –– 1939 Arab Revolt in British Mandated Palestine –– The Great Palestine Revolt                                                                                      According to official British figures covering the whole revolt, the army and police killed more than 2,000 Arabs in combat, 108 were hanged, and 961 died because of what they described as “gang and terrorist activities”. In an analysis of the British statistics, Walid Khalidi estimates 19,792 casualties for the Arabs, with 5,032 dead: 3,832 killed by the British and 1,200 dead because of “terrorism”, and 14,760 wounded. Over ten percent of the adult male Palestinian Arab population between 20 and 60 was killed, wounded, imprisoned or exiled. Estimates of the number of Palestinian Jews killed range from 91 to several hundred.                                                                     The Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine was unsuccessful, and its consequences affected the outcome of the 1948 Palestine war. It caused the British Mandate to give crucial support to pre-state Zionist militias like the Haganah, whereas on the Palestinian Arab side, the revolt forced the flight into exile of the main Palestinian Arab leader of the period, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem – Haj Amin al-Husseini.

Four pieces by Leopold Krakauer on the Suffering and Crucifixion of Jesus

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Leopold Krakauer on Jesus and related themes

How might we understand these depictions of Jesus by a Jewish artist? From a Jewish perspective a most significant shift began to take place when European Jews started to reconnect with the Land of Israel––while there had been a growing interest in the19 century with the emergence of the modern Zionist movement, what began as trickle developed into a gradually widening stream among both Jews and certain Christian groups that believed in the restoration of the Jewish people to their ancient homeland. While people like Reuven Rubin explicitly used Christian symbolism and particularly focusing upon the person of Jesus as a symbol of hope and resurrection of the Jewish people after nearly 2,000 years of Jewish exile from Eretz Yisrael. Leopold Krakauer equally sought to give expression to his hopes and dreams through the use of similar symbolism––let me explain:                                                                                                         As already mentioned, those who came from Europe had been exposed to numerous Christian motifs in Europe art that they began to reinterpret from a Jewish perspective. I as a Messianic Jew fully appreciate what it is that they were seeking to express. The prophets of Israel, Bible stories viewed Christologically, and particularly Jesus of Nazareth.                                  Leopold Krakauer’s specific fascination with the olive tree, thorns and thistles and also the figure of Jesus needs further consideration:              Under the Ottoman Turks most trees in Palestine were cut down due to a tree-tax that land owners had to pay to the Turkish rulers––but the olive tree survived because if the fruit of the olive that was used to produce olive oil that was a vital source of food and fuel. Olive wood when properly used produce beautiful objects and artifacts.                                                            The thorn and thistle were also a source fascination to Leopold Krakauer. Together with his landscape illustrations the thorn and thistle were important images that he drew showing the harshness and difficulty in Palestine during the Mandate era––it is also symbolic of pain and suffering that many early Jewish emigrants were experiencing in an often hostile environment where neither the British or Arabs were happy with their presence. Biblically, thorns and thistles symbolise The Bible refers to “thistles and prickles” as a symbol of desolation or wilderness and about 20 different words relate to some kind of prickly or thorny plant. They are one of the most common wildflowers in Israel, rapidly taking over any open patch of wasteland or untended meadows.                                                      These thorns and thistles were also used to symbolise Jesus’ suffering and desolation at the end of his earthly life leading up to his crucifixion––while this was not explicitly said by Leopold Krakauer, a picture is worth a thousand words.

A crown of thorns was fashioned at his mock trail and end suffering.

Thistle 

Thorns and Thistles

“Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee”— Genesis iii. 18.

THIS was not the penalty which might have been pronounced upon Adam. This observation by Charles Haddon Spurgeon help explain the place that thorns and thistles layout in both the physical and equally the spiritual life of humankind as consequence of the fall of Adam and Eve and consequently to all humankind.

    And, first, A GENERAL, FACT is here stated. This fact we will consider. Ever since that first sin of our first parents, this has been generally true of the whole human race, not only of the earth literally, but of everything else round about us, “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee.”

     Now, I am not going to say any more about this general fact, a fact which I suppose most of you know quite as well as I do, that thorns and thistles, trials and troubles, abound in this sin-cursed world.

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Similarly, Leopold Krakauer describes the desolation and suffering that had afflicted the Land of Israel during the long period of Jewish exile.This same suffering had come upon not only the land but also its people. European Jews knew all too well the suffering of exile and the thorn and thistle symbolised this.

In the first reference to armed plants in the Bible, Genesis 3:18, “It [the cursed ground] will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.” The word translated thorn is qots. … These “thorns” are probably thistles as a woody plant would not grow as fast as an annual plant. These wild plants so readily grew in place of fruitful plants and crops when the land is left deserted and desolate.

The Messianic Hope ––Yeshua the hope of Israel:

Jesus is inescapable––Jewish people have attempted in vain to flee from him, but like the detective that is doggedly on the case, there is no getting away from him––we may attempt to flee to the mountains, wilderness of depths of the sea, yet he will not only pursue us till he finds us, but when he does he is there as our deliverer and redeemer. This reality is so well illustrated in Jewish fascination with his person and work of redemption. Leopold Krakauer exemplifies this mentality:

Thorns appear as a symbol of exile in the work of E. M. Lilien––notice the figure of the Jewish man with the thorns rising up out of his caftan, with almost down cast eyes that tell of his being and exile in the land of Egypt. Lilien makes an ideological comment between the thorns in exile and in another picture of wheat standing high in the land Israel. Krakauer in contrast uses the thorns to convey the harshness of life in Palestine and the difficulties of acclimatising to it.

In the picture Ring of Thistles, represents a fragile yet threatening evocation, this time with no human presence. Yet the very absence of Jesus, focuses our attention to the symbol itself, floating in the void, and its Christian meaning. While many of Krakauer’s contemporaries restored Jesus to Eretz Yisrael, he reinstates him in its landscape.

The missing part: Jesus comes back to his own people as they take tentative steps towards restoring him within a Jewish context.


E. M. Lilien –– Besah, Berlin 1900

 

E. M. Lilien In class, we had a great discussion about what makes this image Jewish. It was drawn by E.M. Lilien, well known as perhaps the “first” Zionist artist. Lilien’s image is indeed Jewish because it harkens to myth and mysticism in Judaism. It is a great example of how an image can represent Judaism (the religion) without showing the practice of said religion. The image asks the viewer to investigate the meaning of the angel, an obvious religious symbol. In fact the blog Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism uses this drawing to talk about the angel Uriel and his significance in Judaism. This image, perhaps despite its relationship to Zionism, is Jewish because it relies on a Jewish symbol, the angel in the top left corner.

 

Ring of Thistles

 

MaxRon Discussions: Talmidim––Disciples and Students

MaxRon Discussions: Talmidim [Students/Disciples]–– Teaching Disciples in the Way of the Lord

Introduction:

In the Shema besides the declaration in the One true and living Elohim/GOD, the text in Deuteronomy 6:

Deuteronomy 6

1 These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. 3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised you. 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. [1] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. One of the single 

1 Thessalonians 1:4-7

New International Version

For we know, brothers and sisters[a] loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

In the Pirke Avot When Jewish rabbis are ordained, they are commissioned to “Raise up many disciples.”. This is the first verse of Pirke Avot (Wisdom of the Fathers), from the Mishnah, the Jewish compendium of laws and sayings from around Jesus’ time. Texts like this have much to say about the rabbinic method for raising disciples.

An integral part early Second and Post Second Temple Judaism was to make disciples––this was carried through into the Messianic faith by their leaders. They followed Yeshua’s example of calling others to follow him and embrace his teaching. 

Ephesians 5.1 English Revised Version
Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;

imitators

  1. someone who copies the behaviour or actions of another.
  2. An imitator is therefore someone who carefully pays attention to the character and actions of someone else and reproduces it attempting to make it as authentic as possible. Of course you can get a poor imitation that is nothing like the original and is a fake.

God’s pattern of discipleship has not altered throughout the ages. Rav Shaul/Apostle Paul exhorts those who listened to him and the other Messianic leaders to do likewise: Aramaic Bible in Plain English––1 Corinthians 11:1
“Imitate me just as I also do The Messiah.” This raises an interesting concept of becoming “imitators.” Thomas a’Kempis classic The Imitation of Christ is an early discipleship devotional manual for believers to use as an aid to their devotional life. 

Symbolism and metaphor of the Shepherd and His sheep is built into the biblical narrative…God is the one who pastures and cares for his sheep––Psalm 23– David, the Shepherd King asked, “What is God like?” Answer: “The Lord is my Shepherd.”

So, discipleship involves the following:

  1. Example
  2. Teaching
  3. Following
  4. Putting into practice what we have learnt
  5. Innovation according to the pattern – Moses onwards was instructed by God to follow the pattern given on the Mountain…
  6. How are we to put into practice the things we have learned––Talk and Walk:

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    MaxRon Discussions: Kadosh, Holy and Set Apart – What Does It Mean To Be Holy / Set Apart?

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    MaxRon Discussions: Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh –

    Holy, holy, holy is the LORD GOD Almighty:

    What does it mean to be holy?

    Kadosh––Holy––St Apart refers to the Holy Other GOD––there is no other god like him.

    He was, is, and is to come.––Jehovah––YHWH––Yahweh I am that I am is a common English translation of the Hebrew phrase אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה‎, ’ehyeh ’ăšer ’ehyeh – also “I am who I am,” “I will become what I choose to become,”[1] “I am what I am,” “I will be what I will be,” “I create what(ever) I create,” or “I am the Existing One.”[2] The traditional English translation within Judaism favors “I will be what I will be” because there is no present tense of the verb “to be” in the Hebrew language.

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    Context and interpretation

    Its context is the encounter of the burning bush (Exodus 3:14): Moses asks what he is to say to the Israelites when they ask what God [‘Elohiym] has sent him to them, and YHWH replies, “I am who I am,” adding, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.'”[3] ’Ehyeh is the first person form of hayah, “to be,” and owing to the peculiarities of Hebrew grammar means “I am,” “I was,” and “I will be.”[4] The meaning of the longer phrase ’ehyeh ’ăšer ’ehyeh is debated, and might be seen as a promise (“I will be with you”) or as statement of incomparability (“I am without equal”).[3]

    The passage raises a number of issues beyond its linguistic and theological meaning. It is, for example, somewhat remarkable that despite this exchange, the Israelites never ask Moses for the name of God [‘Elohiym].[5] Then there are a number of probably unanswerable questions, including who it is that does not know God’s [‘Elohiym’s] name, Moses or the Israelites (most commentators take it that it is Moses who does not know, meaning that the Israelites will ask him the name in order to prove his credentials), and just what the statement means.[5] The last can be approached in three ways:

    • “I am who I am” – an evasion of Moses’s question;
    • “I am who am” or “I am he who is” – a statement of the nature of Israel’s God [‘Elohiym];
    • “‘I Am’ is who I am,” or “I am because I am” – this version has not played a major part in scholarly discussion of the phrase, but the first variant has been incorporated into the New English Bible.[6]

    How can we mere mortal human being have anything to do with him?

    The Torah in the Five Books of Moses describes the Holiness of God –

    How are we to be holy/set apart unto God? 

    What and how holiness works in the 21st century?

    God as instigator of holiness

    Ruach Ha Kodesh––Holy Spirit explained

    Holiness follows on from our understanding of the fear of the Lord

    Defilement and uncleanness clarify Israel’s faith from its inception till today––

    How it was historically and how it is explained today

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    MaxRon Discussions: The Culture of Fear and its Antidote

    The Culture of Fear and its Antidote

    1. Introduction – The Culture of Fear is endemic (widespread)
    2. What do we fear? – All kinds of things – real and imagined 
    3. The effects of fear – The results or outcomes of fear result in many types of irrational and potentially dangerous things – siege mentality, pogroms, riots, xenophobic behaviour – race-hatred, panic buying, etc, 
    4. The fear mongers – Who are the main culprits?
    5. Church/religion – bad theology – particularly influenced by erroneous interpretations of eschatology, – false claims concerning vaccination against Covd-19, etc,
    6. Media
    7. State sponsored fear led by its leaders
    8. True and false fear – We have said a lot about false fear – ‘fear of the world;’
    9. The fear of the Lord – it is a powerful and positive force – Furedi; Otto; Max; etc.
    10. What should we be afraid of? – the neglect of our faith
    11. Sin
    12. Falling away from God
    13. Denial of our faith
    14. The devil and demons – a right understanding is vital 
    15. Overcoming fear – how are we to overcome fear?
    16. Renew our trust in God and his Messiah
    17. Repentance – the joy filled life
    18. A healthy fear of God
    19. Freedom to love and fear the Lord – When we get things into correct order and perspective God’s love and blessings will flow forth…

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    MaxRon Discussions: Kinsman Redeemer

    MaxRon Discussions: Kinsman-Redeemer

    Kinsman-Redeemer

    Introduction

    The narrative of the Book of Ruth in the Tanach is a beautiful story of how young widow who together with her widow mother-in-law on their return to Judea from Moab find new hope and their ill fortune turns to joy as they meet a kinsman redeemer:

    1. Kinsman-Redeemer
      Male relative who, according to various laws found in the Pentateuch, had the privilege or responsibility to act for a relative who was in trouble, danger, or need of vindication.
    2. Although the term “kinsman-redeemer” is used only seven times in the NIV (all in the Book of Ruth) and “avenger of blood” is used twelve times, the Hebrew verb ga’al [l;a”G], from which both of these terms are translated, is used over 100 times and rendered by such additional terms as “redeemer” or “near relative.” The Hebrew term designates a male relative who delivers or rescues ( Gen 48:16 ; Exod 6:6 ); redeems property ( Lev27:9-25 ) or person ( Lev 25:47-55 );avenges the murder of a relative as a guiltless executioner ( Num 35:9-34 ); and receives restitution for wrong done to a relative who has since died ( Num 5:8 ). The unique emphasis of the redemption/ salvation/ vindication associated with the kinsman-redeemer is the fact that this action is carried out by a kinsman on behalf of a near relative in need. This idea is most clearly illustrated in the Book of Ruth.
    3. God is Israel’s Redeemer, the one who will defend and vindicate them. The idea that God is a kinsman to Israel can be defended by those passages of Scripture that identify him as Israel’s Creator and Father ( Exod 4:22-23 ; Deut 32:6 ),Deliverer ( Exod 20:2 ),owner of the land ( Lev25:23 ), the one who hears innocent blood crying out for vengeance ( Deut 19:10 ; 21:6-9 ), and the King who has made his covenant with the people ( Exod 6:2-8 ). David, in his use of the term ( Psalm 19:14 ; 103:4 ), doubtless has in mind the actions of his great-grandfather Boaz ( Ruth 4:9-10 ).
    4. In the psalms God often redeems in the sense of rescuing from danger. In Job 19:25 the term “redeemer” in context refers to God who, as friend and kinsman of Job, through faith will ultimately defend and vindicate him. The same idea of vindication (this time with the term translated “Defender”) is used in Proverbs 23:11.
    5. Although the doctrine of redemption from sin is taught extensively in the New Testament, it is not connected closely with the Old Testament concept of kinsman-redeemer. Christ can, however, be regarded as an example of a kinsman-redeemer since he identified himself with us and redeemed us because of our need. Hebrews 2:11 states that “Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.” Jesus is not only our redeemer from sin, but as Hebrews 2:16-18 and 4:14-16 point out, he is a kinsman to us and understands our struggles. Thus he is able to help us in our times of need.

    Suggestions for our discussion:

    1. Of your ancestors, who would you say is the most significant one that you refer to?
    2. What is the significance about them? (It can be more than one of your past relatives.
    3. In this beautiful love story recorded in the Book of Ruth who stands out as very significant and why?
    4. If this book were not included in the canon of Scripture what would be missing from God’s story of redemption –– heilsgeschichte: 

    interpretation of history emphasizing God’s saving acts and viewing Jesus Christ as central in redemption.

    • The concept of kinsman-redeemer serves to illustrate the larger theme of redemption throughout the Bible. 
    • Typology –– may best be described as a symbol or picture of something or someone else that will appear in the Scriptures in the future – we have many examples of the use of this kind of device in the Bible: Adam is a type of fallen humankind and the anti-type is described for us in Romans 5:12-21…
    • In the Book of Ruth the significant figure of Boaz emerges as a gentle hero…

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