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Lot and the Second Exodus

While reading some notes about this week’s portion, I noticed something regarding Lot that I’ve never noticed before that connects the Lot story with the Second Exodus!! As many others have pointed out before, Lot’s escape from Sodom is a … Continue reading

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King David as prophecy of the Second Exodus…

The lives of many prophets, patriarchs, and other Biblical characters serve as prophecy. Joseph is a major example that we have explored on several occasions. David, also, is one we have explored as the face-off with Goliath parallels several sections … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Re: The ‘One Bride’ Myth

Several days ago, I published an article titled ‘The One Bride (of Messiah) Myth.’ While it has had a number of hits, there has been surprising little push back, and all in private. Either, readers have decided that I’m finally … Continue reading

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Torah Portion Series: Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-52)

This week is the next to last portion in our series before rolling the scroll back and starting all over! Free downloadable discussion notes regarding headship, patriarchy, family and national structure are available on our Torah Portion Series page. And, … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)

Late, and against all odds, this week’s Torah Portion commentary is up on our Torah Portion Series page. Shabbat Shalom!!

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Restoring kol Israel: Democratic Republic or Theocratic Patriarchy?

What will be the form of government in the Millennial Kingdom? Will it be a democratic republic? Most people who never ponder the form of government in the Millennial Kingdom merrily assume that it will be some sort of democratic … Continue reading

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Condemning the just? Abomination?

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The Garland of Grace

On several occasions I have shared the amazing beauty and depth of the Stu Lowndes’ videos. This morning I was again drawn to search them out and spend some time pondering the cavernous depths he opens with Scripture connections, imagery … Continue reading

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I never saw that before…

We were seated around the living room, preparing for Shabbat afternoon fellowship. More people than normal were here and light banter was going on as we paused for prayer and entered into our designated time of discussion. With a couple … Continue reading

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MORE, Re: The Skeleton in Independence Park

This morning, as I was answering emails and eating breakfast, my eldest came downstairs to get ready for work. He said, “Dad, I read your skeleton article and if I didn’t know that you were really trying to make a … Continue reading

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Pesach Shabbat

Today, the Ani Yosef team slept in from a late Pesach Seder, then we dug in the Word this morning. Discussion took us many places, beginning in the Torah portion. Then, this afternoon we drove to Independence Park in Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Packing for Pesach…

Finally…. As with the last few trips to Israel, the anticipation begins building months in advance to the point now that I simply cannot wait to board the plane, have a glass of wine and go to sleep!! A real … Continue reading

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Hating my brother…

Lately, I have found a new use for YouVersion.  Call me slow, but it only took me about two months to figure out that they have added an audio icon allowing the Scriptures to be heard instead of (or simultaneously … Continue reading

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Pesach 2019 in Jerusalem. Just $825 for 13 days!

Hey guys!!  Ani Yosef has just posted some details for the Pesach 2019 trip.  $825 per person for 13 days. Includes lodging and two meals per day… Get the details here! ‘Next year in Jerusalem!’

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Jordan! Sleeping Beauty?

A couple months ago I wrote a quick post about a cool story unfolding on ornagrinman.com.  The connections to a prayer journey I had participated in at Pesach this past spring were a bit uncanny.  But, her latest post just … Continue reading

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