"Whether or not the Ten Words were originally used and then replaced by the Sh'ma`, the Mitz'vah itself (in my opinion) refers to the Sh'ma` for three reasons. א) it seems to be refering to the Torah as a whole, and according to both…"
In Devarim 4, where it says to keep "These Words" upon your heart, etc...isn't this the same term referring to "the TEN Words" i.e. the Ten Commandments?I understand that the rabbis actually had the commandments recited as part of the temple service prayers, but removed them (!) replacing them with the Shema... is this correct?It seems to me that teaching my sons to keep the Ten Words would be more in keeping with the intent of Devarim 4-6.See More
"I am glad to see the Statement of Faith does not necessarily require Talmudic observance or adherence to (orthodox?) rabbinic authority. I am still grappling with this and have appreciated the discussions here in formulating convictions."
"Nice work, a great article. Thank you for the time it took to author this. I learned a lot.
I also really appreciate the HRV and often gain clarity by comparing other English translations to it. The Letter to the Hebrews has been a favorite."
"Speaking of finances...a great little story. My sons and I wanted to attend this conference but there was NO WAY, financially, with less in the bank than the bills that were due the following week. But I casually prayed that if it be YHWH's…"
"It was indeed an excellent conference. For my sons and I who are relatively new to the Nazarene faith (a little over a year now), it was very encouraging to walk in and see almost EVERYONE wearing tzitzyot with a cord of blue! (We think we might the…"
Tanak (Old Testament), Ketuvim Netzarim (New Testament)
Favorite version of Scriptures:
"The Scriptures" (ISR)
Dad, Musician and Web Developer. After many years in christian ministry, broke off from mainline denominations to self-study and discover the truth. Ended up keeping the commandments and looking for others who "kept the commandments AND the testimony of Yahushua." Discovered Michael Rood and others online, and learned a lot, ordering books and DVDs. Later found a Messianic congregation and saw my whole family come to Torah in 2008. We wear Tzitzyot, but no kippas, and tend to be non-rabbinical, though we follow a few traditions that our congregation follows.
Sons and I have a praise band and serve in our congregation. We also write some original music. Otherwise, our favorite is probably Ted Pearce. We'd really like to take Torah-oriented music to a more contemporary but timeless style like Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.
TORAH, Prophecy. Music, Art, Film, Chess, Boating and Watersports.
Favorite Television Shows and Movies:
Can't stand TV, but like so many movies. Blade Runner, The Matrix, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Defiance, I Am David, Dances with Wolves, (sigh) so many...
What is your favorite Book of the Scriptures?
What is your favorite verse?
He who has My commandments and keeps them is he that loves Me. And he that loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM! ~John 14:21
What is your favorite quote? (From Scripture or elsewhere)
"It's ALL Designed."
"Your entire life could change in a minute, from a single phone call."
"Ramen Noodles are PROOF that God still loves the poor!"
How did you hear of NazareneSpace?
Link from International Assembly of Nazarene Israelites.