Posts by Elliot Klayman

The Meaning of Salvation in Five Stories

Editor’s note: This sermon illustrates the use of storytelling as described by Dr. Bjoraker. Rabbi Klayman was originally addressing both spiritual seekers and Yeshua-followers looking for a way to present salvation to others. Destruction of the Temple: Story Number One A story in the Babylonian Talmud and in another rabbinical source seeks to explain why…

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The Suffering Son of David

Introduction There is adequate evidence in the Hebrew Bible to conclude that the Jewish Messiah, the anointed Redeemer, would suffer at the hands of his people, and atone for their sins. The most graphic scriptures depicting this suffering are found in Isaiah 52:13–53:12, where it is said he will be “smitten” and “afflicted.” Rabbinic literature…

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From the editor – Issue 31 – Ellen Goldsmith

Dear Reader: This is a Memorial Issue dedicated to the life and times of Dr. Ellen Goldsmith, who lived and loved and entered into her eternal Shalom on January 3, 2017. This tribute to Dr. Ellen’s life is hardly sufficient to adequately characterize this woman of valor. Ellen was passionate about her life in Messiah…

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Exploring Our Responsibility for Earth’s Resources: Shaping an Eco-Ethicological Approach for Discussion

[E]very sprout and leaf says something meaningful, every stone whispers some hidden message in the silence – every creation sings its song. – Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook 2 I. Introduction: Building Blocks We begin our journey toward an understanding of cosmology and our responsibility for the Earth, supported by ethics mined from Scripture. Since it is…

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From the Editor – Issue 28

Dear Kesher Friends, Hashivenu is a Messianic Jewish theological forum, which operates on the cutting edge of Messianic Jewish thinking. We are pleased to present in this Issue the Hashivenu papers that graced their conference in 2014, plus one paper by Mark Kinzer, the President of Hashivenu, which was read at the 2011 Hashivenu Conference.…

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Benjamin Cardozo: Jewish Justice

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH[1] Benjamin Cardozo (1870-1938) was born of Jewish parents in New York City. His father, Albert, was a gifted judge on the New York Supreme Court.[2] He became infamous for his relationship with the Tweed Ring of the Tammany Hall notoriety.  Albert was forced to resign as a New York judge due to alleged…

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The Life of the First Jewish U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis: Exploring “Privacy Issues” and Ancestral Cultic Connections

Introduction: The Scope In 1890 the Harvard Law Review published an article by samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis, entitled, The Right to Privacy.1 The article was precipitated by the observation and concern that “what is whispered in the closet shall be proclaimed from the housetops.”2 Brandeis and Warren were outraged by the press overstepping its…

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The Essential Need for Salvation through Messiah Yeshua

Written by Avram Aumick, Ralph Finley, Elliot Klayman and Howard Silverman* Sin separates humanity from God and the world to come. The mystery of salvation lies solely with God who has revealed only one way to enjoy right-relationship with God now and in the world to come. That way is personal, conscious faith (in this…

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Comparing Portions of Qumran Literature with Pharasaic Characteristics

In search of the nature of the community through examination of its approach to Sabbath laws and angels. BACKGROUND No archaeological find has produced a greater abundance of writings (both scholarly popular) than the discovery at the eleven caves at Khirbet Qumran, Israel, just northwest of the Dead Sea. This “Geniza in the Desert” has…

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