The “Vav” in Jacob’s Name

Out of the hundreds of times in the Bible where the name of Jacob appears, there are five passages in which an unusual spelling of his name is given. The first is found in Leviticus 26:42 which, according to an an­cient thirteenth-century Jewish commen­tary, offers a clue toward the understanding of an end-time prophecy presented… Read more »

Exposition of 1 John

John is the English form of the Hebrew name Yochanan meaning, “YHVH has been gracious.” He was an Apostle, the son of Zebedee, the brother of James. Not the James, Yahshua’s brother. Harmonizing Matthew 27:56 with Mark 15:40 suggests that John’s mother was Salome. If she was also the sister of Yahshua’s mother (Yochanan 19:… Read more »

Exposition of Romans 3:19 -28

Rom 3:19 Now we know that whatever the Law (Torah) says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, that every mouth may be closed, and all the world may become accountable to G-d; In this verse Sha’ul is not talking about the Pentateuch only(first five books of the Bible), but the entire Tanakh… Read more »

Honor in Marriage

Heb 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers G-d will judge. (New American Standard) Heb 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers G-d will judge.(KJV) I have read from Hebrews (Messianic Jews) the NT section… Read more »

Exposition of 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1

This week one of the Parsha sections in the B’rit Chadasha is 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 and I will teach from that portion tonight. Let me read: 2 Cor 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 2 Cor 6:15 And… Read more »

A Man Born Blind

Text: John 9:1 And as He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. John 9:2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?” John 9:3 Yahshua answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was in… Read more »

Spiritual Trials Must Precede Spiritual Elevation

Text: Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12; Luke 4:1-13 Have you ever witnessed a new store opening? If you have you know that humans begin a new enterprise with all the hoopla, bands playing, and as much public attention as they can muster. It is the human way, but the antithesis of that is how Yahshua inaugurated… Read more »

Moral Independence and Morality

Being a Jew demands learning, developing and integrating into our lives the intellectual and moral courage to stand against the odds. If there is as absolute standard of morality as we who call ourselves true believers proclaim, then there must be a G-d. No? Let us consider the alternative. The authenticities with which we assign… Read more »


During Sukkot we are instructed to read Ecclesiastes, which is the English title of this wisdom book derived from the Greek Septuagint’s translation of the original Hebrew, “Koheleth.” The word Koheleth (1:1; 7:27; 12:8) suggests one who has a function as teacher or preacher in the assembly. This is a difficult book to understand and… Read more »

Does G-d Hate?

Most of you have been taught that G-d is love, and that we live in a dispensation of grace. This teaching along with other doctrines of “grace only,” directly or indirectly, paints a picture of a G-d that will not exact a price for an individual’s rebellion (sin). In other words, G-d’s attribute of Justice,… Read more »