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To Eat or Not To Eat

In Jewish Apocalypse by Pinchas Shir

By Prof. Pinchas Shir and Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg Book of Revelation contains seven letters intended for the seven assemblies of Christ-followers in the Roman province of Lydia. Some of the recipients were Jews, but most …

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The Challenge of Translation

In Hebrew Bible by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Our Bibles obscure the fact that some Hebrew original wording is difficult to translate with certainty. We, the readers, are left unaware that often faithful and hardworking translators are forced to make a decision from …

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Is Easter a Pagan Holiday?

In Jewish Culture and History by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

An article by Dr. Faydra Shapiro and Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg There are a growing number of Christians that think that the “Easter” is rooted in pagan Babylonian tradition. One of the basic assumptions is that …

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The Lion From the Tribe of Judah

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Jesus, while reaching out to Samaritan Israelites, did not hide his Judean perspective: “You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we (Judeans) worship what we do know…”. The Samaritan woman, despite her own community’s …

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Synagogue of Satan

In Jewish Apocalypse by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Rev.2:9 I also know the slander against you by those who call themselves Jews…  Traditional Interpretation Traditional interpretation of this passage suggests the Christian Church at Smyrna suffered at the hands of the Jews. The …

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Did Jesus Declare All Foods Clean?

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. 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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The Hebrew Hallelujah

In Jewish Culture and History by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

 There is probably not a single person alive who isn’t familiar with the word “Hallelujah”. We’ve all heard this word repeated time and again in various contexts. Hallelujah is a Hebrew loan word, it was incorporated …