David

David is one of the most famous biblical characters. He is more widely known then Moses or Isaiah, more diverse and controversial than any other figure in the Holy Scriptures. David’s life story was anything but boring; his family saga could easily compete with popular soap operas of our century. This is the reason why…

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From The Beginning

We are pleased to present this new issue of Teaching om Zion which touches on the important heroes of Genesis and the fascinating lives they led. In our current age, one of the profound issues that we face includes relationship troubles, particularly within families. It is relationships be- tween people that su er the most…

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The Synagogue

The following issue of TFZ magazine includes our pursuit in understanding traditional synagogue worship as well as its establishment. It deals with the complicated, yet inseparable relationship between the synagogue and its younger sister – the early church. Several articles in this magazine describe and articulate the role of the synagogue within the context of…

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Biblical Economics

It’s been said that there are more verses in the Bible concerning money than any other subject. Certainly, the Bible says a great deal about money and economics. This issue of Teaching from Zion is all about money – from simple everyday budgeting to important theological questions.

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Land of Desire

This issue of Teaching from Zion is about the Land of Israel and restoration. There are two main aspects to this topic: 1) The return of the Jewish people to the land and the rebuilding of the ancient cities according to prophecy. 2) The restoration of Israel’s spiritual heritage of Israel. The return to the…

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Women in the Bible

This issue of TFZ focuses on the contribution that women bring to the kingdom of God. From Moses’ mother to the mother of Jesus, women of the Bible have shown us how to be obedient to God’s plan and do so with a cheerful heart and a sacrificial attitude. We hope that you see from…

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Messiah in the Siddur

This issue of Teaching from Zion is published in the fall of the year 2013. In the Jewish world, this time of year traditionally marks the beginning of a new year and a renewal of spirit and commitment to God. We ask for forgiveness from our neighbor and from God for the transgressions we have…

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Fathers of Faith

“The deeds of fathers are a sign for the sons” is an ancient rabbinic saying, relating primarily to the educational responsibility of the parents to set a good example for their children. This proverb also holds a deeper meaning when it becomes one of the many guidelines for the Jewish sages in their attempt to…

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Set the Captives Free

The Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions began in the 15th Century and continued until the mid-1800s, as hundreds of thousands of Jews were forced to convert to Catholicism and then were later tortured and executed for continuing to practice Judaism in secret. In light of the upcoming Restoring the Lost Heritage Conference sponsored by Netivyah, (see…

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Beauty for Ashes

Summer is traditionally a time of tragedy for the Jewish people, a season when “the hands of Esau are strengthened” and able to victimize many of God’s chosen people. Jewish sources tell us of many terrible events that happened during the period known as the Three Weeks, which go from the 17th day of Tamuz…

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Times of Harvest

Much of the world has often viewed Judaism unfavorably for being a sectarian “national” religion, indifferent, if not hostile, to the rest of humanity. While it is a sad truth that the long and bitter years of exile have indeed raised some bad Jewish feelings towards the Gentiles, these are far from reflecting the inherent…

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Progress

“Return for I have redeemed you” (Isaiah 44:22) contains an important principle for understanding the concept of redemption. The redeeming act, immanent in God’s merciful character, is only a starting point, not the finishing point, of the history of redemption. We still need to return even after having been redeemed. “O Israel, return unto the…

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Food for Thought

Common to all creatures, man and beast alike, eating and drinking are mere matters of material survival. One would not think there could be anything spiritual about something that dogs do, too. Yet one of many mind-blowing Biblical verses reveals quite the opposite: “And they saw God, and did eat and drink” (Exodus 24:11). This…

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Prophecy

Although we know prophecy exists, it is a very challenging concept to understand because it is hard to define exactly what it is or how it works. Yet, abstract and obscure as it may be, we are not completely in the dark. The Bible is not only the source of our limited knowledge about prophecy,…

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The Parables of Yeshua

For this New Year 5768 edition of Teaching from Zion, we have chosen the theme of Yeshua’s parables. A great deal of Yeshua’s teaching, especially in Matthew and Luke, takes the form of parables, so it is important that we understand these stories if we want to understand His central messages about His Messianic mission…

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