The Biblical Feasts (Free E-Book)

Scripture tells us that everything in the Bible points to our Messiah, Yeshua. For Christ is the telos of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes (Romans 10:4). The Greek word telos means “the point aimed at” or “the goal.” Just as a telescope points us to the stars, the Law was given so […]

Keep Calm and Wait for the King

(This post was originally published on August 24, 2012.) I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the purpose of my life. Yeah, I know. Deep stuff. 🙂 Seriously, though, I can just go about my tasks each day — homeschooling, cooking, laundry, errands, phone calls — and days slip by without ever feeling like I’m […]

Report on the B’ney Yosef North American Summit

Next week I’ll plan to return to my normal Bible-study posts, but for today, I wanted to give you an update on the conference we attended last weekend. Here were some of the most “Quotable Quotes” from the conference: “For myself, commitment without compromise. For everyone else, mercy without measure.” ~Batya Wootten “A bridge will […]

A Newsy Little Update

I’m going to depart from my normal Bible study and just write a newsy little post this week. You see, we’re headed out of town this weekend, and I just don’t see how I’ll have the time to study and write. However, lots of really cool things are going on, and I wanted to share […]

Who Is Israel?

For today, I decided to copy a post I originally wrote over at my website, Who Is Israel. It’s one of the posts I refer back to most, because it takes me back to my Bible, using various word pictures to tell me about Israel. Just as Yeshua always taught with stories and parables, and […]

Keeping Clean: The Laws of Niddah

As I read through my Bible, searching for instructions I could personally apply to my life, I came to the book of Leviticus, with its chapters of sacrifices and instructions for the priesthood. I continued reading through Leviticus 11, with its listing of clean and unclean animals, as we have already discussed. However, the following […]

Food’s Many Gray Areas

“I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, according to their own thoughts; a people who provoke Me to anger continually to My face; …who eat swine’s flesh, and the broth of abominable things is in their vessels” (Isaiah 65:2-4). Even […]

How God Defines Food

Let’s look closer at the Torah [instructions] of God in Leviticus 11: “These are the animals which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth: “Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud—that you may eat. “Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that […]

Set Apart to Be Holy

Peter tells us, “As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy’” (1 Peter 1:14-15). We’ve already learned that to be holy means to […]