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Is New Covenant really New?

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

The Idea of the New Covenant as presented in the Gospels and the Pauline letters may sound “new” to modern Christ-followers. But is it really? Jeremiah declared that in the future the LORD would establish …

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Did Jesus know the future?

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

On one occasion Yeshua (Jesus) gave orders to Shimon (Peter) and Yohanan (John) to prepare for the Passover ahead of the disciples’ arrival: “Enter a city, then look for a man carrying a jar of …

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Unless You Hate Your Father and Mother

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

There are certain texts in the Bible that make modern Christ-followers cringe. Among the most difficult is the statement of Jesus about hating one’s father and mother in order to be his true disciple (Luke …

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Blessing That Was Meant for Jacob

In Hebrew Bible by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

The majority of believers struggle with the biblical figure of Jacob when they consider his life in the privacy of their thoughts. The basic question they ask is – how can a thief, a liar …

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The Forgotten Rule of Paul

In Jewish Apostle Paul by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

When asked, almost no one in the Christian world can answer this simple question. What very important rule did the Apostle Paul set in all his congregations? Paul writes: “Nevertheless, each one should retain the …

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Did Jesus Declare All Foods Clean?

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

In Mark 7 we read about a sharp debate between Judean Pharisees and Jesus over the fact that his Galilean disciples did not follow an important Pharisaic innovation introduced long ago. This innovation had to …

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Can a Man Divorce a Woman?

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

In the Gospel of Mark, Judean Pharisees come to Jesus and ask him: “Can a man divorce a woman?” (Mark 10:1-12) In summing up his answer, Jesus states: “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another …

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The Brutal Honesty of the Torah

In Hebrew Bible by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

The Torah of Moses is a brutally honest book. It paints no pretty pictures. It cares nothing for political correctness. It is full of stories where dysfunctional families and tragic events end up playing important …