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Christmas – A festival of Jewish Origin? by the Rev Dr. Alfred Edersheim

Originally published in The Leisure Hour, London, England, No. 1147, December 20, 1873, pp. 810-812. CHRISTMAS–A FESTIVAL OF JEWISH ORIGIN? WHY DO WE KEEP IT ON THE 25TH DECEMBER, AND WHAT IS THE MEANING OF ITS OBSERVANCE? Of the various questions debated in church history, scarcely one has been discussed with more partisan keenness, or […]

My search for truth – Moshe Elijah

I am a member of a fairly religious orthodox Sephardi Jewish family who keep to some degree the Kosher food rules, and light the candles on Friday nights, and go fairly frequently to Synagogue on Friday nights, etc. The male members of the family, including myself, wear the Tephillin daily, as this is usual according […]

Born to love – Glenn Osher

Deprived of the love he needed as a child, Glenn learned to provide for and satisfy himself,  and doing so at the expense of others did not trouble him. When the love of God dawned on him at the age of twenty-nine, Glenn’s perspective on life changed. When we are truly loved, we too can […]

Dr. John Goldstein

My Conversion Dr. John Goldstein MRCS LRCP Foreword John Leopold Goldstein was descended of Polish Jews who fled the pogroms and settled in Germany in the mid 1800s. He was the grandson of rabbi Maushe Thorner, who sat under rabbi Akiba Eger in Berlin and Posen and founded the Danzig academy. Dr. Goldstein spent his […]

Studies in John’s Gospel

  John 6: 24-69 (continued) Bread from Heaven John 7:1-24 – not as they expected John 8:1-11 Jesus and the adulteress John 8:25-31 The prophet like Moses John 8:48-55 Blinded to the truth Introduction to John 9 – Jesus’ war on the Pharisees John 9:1-41 The man born blind John 10:1-21 Jesus – the gate […]

Jewish linguists contribute to the King James Bible translation

When a new translation of the Bible was commissioned in 1604 by King James the First of England, no fewer than twenty-five of the men chosen to translate the Hebrew scriptures were from Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The high standard of Hebrew linguistics at these universities was attained partly through the contributions Philip Ferdinand and […]

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

“…The Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.” Daniel 9:26

“And I will pour on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on Me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child…” Zechariah 12:10

“But He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5