The Jewish Roots of Romans

Ever since the days of the Protestant Reformation, Paul’s Epistle to the Romans has doubtless been one of the most studied and yet the most misused books of the Bible. Rather than merely being Paul’s soapbox for “justification by faith alone,” it is a complex and beautiful literary composition that explores the relationships between Jews and non-Jews in the Body of Messiah and in the world as well as many other important issues that faced the earliest Messianic believers. In today’s attempt to restore the Jewish roots of the Gospel in many churches and Messianic congregations, many of the problems…

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The Jewish Roots of Galatians

Galatians is probably one of the most misunderstood and misused books of the New Testament because of the lack of understanding of its literary style and original context. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians is a fiery literary composition that was meant to grip its original readers with the importance of freedom from most of the commandments of the Torah that the Gospel offered its non-Jewish recipients. Like all the other Jewish polemical writers of his time, Paul used midrashic methods of interpretation as well as the language of passion, conflict, and exaggeration to pour forth his heart when he felt…

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The Jewish Roots of Acts

The Acts of the Apostles is the second part of Luke’s masterpiece history of the life of Yeshua and the first generation of the Church and its leaders such as Paul and Peter. Besides being a book of history, however, it is also a Spirit-inspired work that contains many important lessons for the Church of today, especially for those believers seeking the Restoration of the Church with its Jewish Roots. This commentary will help the scholar or layperson seeking to navigate the colorful cultures and contexts of the ancient Mediterranean world to which the apostles spread the message of Yeshua…

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From Jerusalem to Jerusalem

Read the account of the journey of faith of this pioneer of the Messianic movement in Israel! Moshe ben Meir was born as an ultra-Orthodox Jew in the Old City of Jerusalem in the time of the Ottoman Empire, and he came to faith in Yeshua as a young man. This remarkable and inspiring book tells his story in his own words. It recounts his journey to faith in Yeshua and his life and ministry in Israel. Moshe remained committed to traditional Jewish halakhah while following the Messiah with all his heart. Moshe ben Meir was born and grew up…

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Mashiach Ben Yoseph

In the Jewish worldview, Joseph the Patriarch has long been understood to be a prototype of the Messiah. The Talmud speaks about the “Mashiach ben Yoseph” (the Messiah the son of Joseph) and his death as a suffering servant who would bring partial redemption to Israel and pave the way for the coming of “Mashiach ben David” (the Messiah the son of David). This book by Elhanan ben Avraham gives a detailed, step-by-step comparison between the lives of Joseph the Patriarch and Yeshua of Nazereth. Both of them were the beloved sons of their fathers who were betrayed by their…

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Hidden Treasures

There is a traditional Jewish saying that “the Torah has 70 faces.” The question then arises of how an ordinary student of the Bible can view all these faces. In this easy-to-read, yet groundbreaking, book, Joseph Shulam explains the way that Judaism in late antiquity interpreted its sacred texts. Some of the concepts discussed include kal va-homer, midrash, hekkesh, and the four levels of Rabbinic interpretation. Besides explaining how these methods work, this book also gives examples of how the New Testament’s authors used them to create sacred texts in their own time. The second section of this book contains…

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Planted in the House of the Lord

This book is a must-read for all thinking believers who have ever asked themselves questions like the following: Who are God’s people? Are the Jews still the chosen people, and if so, what is the Church? What are the spiritual callings of Israel and the Church, and have they been fulfilled yet? How does monotheism work out with the Trinity? Where can one find grace and truth in the Torah, and what did Yeshua (Jesus) say about the Written and Oral Law? These pages investigate these questions and many others. Written from the unique perspective of Israeli Messianic Jews, it…

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