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Why Mary couldn’t touch Jesus?

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

One text that remains an enigma to most Christ-followers is post-resurrection story where Jesus gives instruction to Mary to avoid touching him, because he has not yet ascended to His Father (John 20:17). But what …

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What Manasseh and Ephraim mean in Hebrew?

In Hebrew Bible by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Joseph’s Egyptian wife Asenath bore him two sons in Egypt. He called the first-born son Manasseh מְנַשֶּׁה (menasheh). Joseph said: “God has made me forget (כִּי־נַשַּׁנִי אֱלֹהִים) completely my hardship and my parental home”. The …

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Things we think we know

In Jewish Culture and History by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Someone very wise once said, “we are most blinded not by things we don’t know, but by things we think we know.” Take for example, words we freely use today such as “church” or “synagogue.” …

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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 A traditional interpretation of this passage suggests the Christian Church at Smyrna suffered at the hands of the Jews. …