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The ultimate battle for religious freedom

“In the second century BCE, a remnant of the army of Alexander the Great had come to dominate the Jews then living in their own land. In an effort to consolidate his power and to impose a cultural uniformity on his subjects, the Syrian-Greek ruler Antiochus Epiphanes insisted that the Jews worship him as the rest of his subjects did and demanded that a statue of himself be erected in the Jews’ Temple in Jerusalem. A family of priests known as the Hasmoneans (who came to call themselves the Maccabees) rebelled against Antiochus. Though they were far outnumbered, this guerilla band fought valiantly and defeated the oppressor’s army…

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Chagall: More (or Less?) than Meets the Eye. . .

If you are reading this article looking for proof-positive evidence that Chagall believed in Yeshua as Messiah and Savior, perhaps you should skip this page. The question—did he, or didn’t he—when asked whether Chagall had a personal belief in Yeshua, has been the source of both scholarly as well as amateur interpretation. The question invites research as well as heartache. This author does not intend to provide an all-inclusive answer that will bring closure to the argument forever, because it’s actually not possible. Interpreting art is both subjective and objective, and in the case of Jewish art, four sincere researchers will provide at least five answers.

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Music in Israeli Culture and the “Kamti” Approach

The roots of music can be traced to creation when the “morning stars sang” the most touching comment came from a Holocaust survivor following a 2013 (Job 38:7). Since then, music has become an integral part of every people and culture. One of the wonders of the Tenach is how it was preserved by word of mouth before it was ever written down. Based on our understanding of cantillation points, we understand that the holy scriptures were…

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The Paul Liberman Scholarship Winner

Each year, two deserving students who are enrolled in an approved Messianic that point, Temple decided that he would attend that school to become a Church. Jewish Studies (MJS) program, are awarded the Paul Liberman Messianic Jewish Studies Scholarship. This is a profile of Matthew Temple, one of this year’s winners. Originally from Baltimore Maryland, Temple was raised in West Palm Beach Florida by his mother in a non-religious home. He reported that his teenage years were spent as a hard-rock musician, playing in clubs and bars by the age of 16. He dropped out of high school and by the time he was 17, he was kicked out of his home.

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