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Author: Rabbi Jason

22
Dec

Hidden Light Revealed

The Mystery of the Hidden Light The first time God speaks in Genesis He says, “Let there be light, and there was light.” (Gen. 1:3).  But what light is this referring to since the sun, moon, and stars were not created until day four? One answer that the ancient Jewish commentators give to this question […]

13
Feb
Why Read the Torah

‘Terumah’ and Creating Real and Lasting Change

This week’s Torah portion, called Terumah, enumerates in great detail (almost agonizingly so) all the aspects of the building of the Tabernacle. Why so much attention to detail? Almost the entire final third of Exodus is devoted to this one topic. What is even more strange is the fact that the Tabernacle was only a TEMPORARY […]

19
Dec
Still Spinning

Still Spinning

Still Spinning You are not far from the kingdom of God. – Matthew 19:16 Once we understand that the focus of Hanukkah is re-dedicating ourselves to God, we can begin to go deeper and get a better picture of how to re-center our lives on the Messiah. Let’s explore the Hebrew letters on the four […]

25
Jul

Salaam Alaikum – Peace to You

One of the greatest conflicts in the world today is the one that exists between Jews and Arabs. If the Gospel is truly “the power of God unto salvation” then it must contain the divine wisdom and empowerment necessary to transform this seemingly hopeless situation. I personally experienced this power several years ago in Detroit. […]