From Jediism to Judaism: Star Wars as Jewish Allegory

It is a period of civil war. A new government has declared the practice of the old faith a crime punishable by death, disbanding an ancient order of sages and sending many into exile. Rebel fighters, striking from a hidden base, have won their first major victory against the evil Empire, stirring a spirit of …

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The Silent Times (Repost)

A little under two months from now, the new year, as defined by God (Exo. 12:2), will begin--and with it a new cycle of salvation. There's an old saying that "a Jew's catechism is his calendar"--and that's more true than most know. God's entire plan of salvation for Israel--and by extension, the world--is laid out on …

Hanukkah and the Messiah

It was the Feast of Hanukkah at Jerusalem.  It was winter, and Yeshua was walking in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.  The Judeans therefore came around him and said to him, “How long will you hold us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” (John 10:22-24) Hanukkah has always been a time …

Hanukkah: Particularly Happy for Messianic Jews

Today marks the first day of Hanukkah, which celebrates the cleansing of the Temple after its desecration by Antiochus Epimanes ("the Madman," a somewhat better title than "Epiphanes," methinks). Though it's not a Biblically mandated Feast, it is mentioned in the New Testament (John 10:22), and since it is not expressly mentioned that Yeshua eschewed …