Making Israel’s Story Our Own: Toward a Messianic Jewish Canonical Narrative Stuart Dauermann, PhD The Importance of Narrative Communal narrative is indispensable and central to community formation, community identity, community survival, and community life. It is an issue that could mean everything to the future of Messianic Judaism. Indeed, I would say that our narrative…

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Ellen Beth Scherer was born in Bethpage, New York, on February 17, 1958, to Norton and Carol Scherer. She was intense from the beginning, and some aspects of her early life led to various kinds of acting out, to anorexia, to being very hard and acerbic with her peers, and to her personal verdict on…

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Rabbi Stuart Dauermann and Dr. Ellen Goldsmith Introduction Unpacking our assigned topic, we will be addressing five tasks in this paper: 1. We will present an overview and not a complete treatment of the subject; 2. We will examine what intimacy is and its place in the divine scheme of things; 3. We will address how sexuality is…

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As I read it, I very much admired the construction, tone, erudition and quality of Rabbi Resnik’s paper. It was a mature work from a mature man. But I want to share with you some cautionary thoughts, what Rabbi Rich Nichol terms “the water under the ice.” And just as water under the ice may…

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Kaminsky, Joel S.  Yet I Loved Jacob: Reclaiming the Biblical Concept of Election Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007. Joel Kaminsky is Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. He teaches courses on the Hebrew Bible and on ancient Jewish Religion and Literature. Kaminsky believes that the Christian and Jewish communities…

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Lustiger, Jean-Marie Cardinal.  The Promise Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007. Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger (1926-2007), a child of Polish-born secularized Jewish parents, was raised in Paris, and, with his family, fled to the south of France (Orléans) during WW II. Tragically, his mother returned to Paris to take care of business affairs, was betrayed by her maid…

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I was about ten years old the first time somebody called me a Christ-killer. I had just come out of Morris Schaeffer’s candy store, on the corner of Winthrop Street and Nostrand Avenue, in Flatbush, Brooklyn. A bunch of kids whom I had never met before jumped me, pummeling me to the ground, while making…

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Missionary statesman and missiologist Lesslie Newbigin suggests we think of mission as “an action in which the Holy Spirit does new things, and brings into being new obedience.”1 This dynamic insight challenges those who name the name of Yeshua to ask what new thing the Holy Spirit is doing today and what new obedience he…

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By Daniel R. Shaw and Charles E. Van Engen Rowman And Littlefield (©2002 Lanham, Md.) Daniel Shaw is Professor of Anthropology and of Bible Translation at the Fuller Theological Seminary School of Intercultural Studies, Pasadena, CA. Son of missionary parents, he grew up in South India and the southern Philippines. With an M.A and Ph.D.…

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