This momentous volume was originally published by Rabbi Tzivi Nassi (Hirsch Prinz) nearly a century and a half ago in 1863. Rabbi Tzivi Nassi was born in Breslau, Silesia (in present day Poland), on August 11, 1800, the youngest of six children he was the son of an Orthodox Rabbi. Though orphaned at the… Continue
Added by James Trimm on October 26, 2010 at 5:01pm —
Donations on the chip-in counter are down 50% following two months in which they were down by 33%. Over the summer when donations were down we were able to defer large portions of our electric bill (my wife is disabled and they had a special program for the disabled this last summer) which must now be paid out over the next five months. In short this is the worst possible time for donations to decline even further. In fact had it not been for donations from our recent speaking engagement with… Continue
Added by James Trimm on October 14, 2010 at 2:30pm —
There is a beautiful Midrash concerning the death of the patriarch Ya'kov (Jacob).
From his deathbed Ya'kov called his twelve sons to him asking them each to bring a stick. When they had come to him Ya'akov asked his sons to tie all the sticks in a bundle. Then he asked them to each try to break the bundle of sticks. Having passed the bundle around they each failed to break it. Then Ya'akov told them to loose the bundle, pass the individual sticks around, and attempt to break them… Continue
In Yochanan we read that when Yochanan was immersing in the wilderness
26 Yochanan answered and said to them, I immerse with water: but among you stands One, whom you do not know. 27 This is the One, who will come after me--yet was before me: the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to… Continue
I have just gotten home from Kansas where I had the pleasure this last weekend of addressing B'nai Yeshua Nazarene Congregation. This was a small but very receptive group, and we had a great Sabbath meeting.
I left Friday morning and it looks like I have a lot of catching up to do, as there has been a flurry of posting in the last four days, so please be patient as I catch up.
Folks there are some things I need to talk to you all about.
I want to start by saying that the modern restoration of the ancient sect of the Nazarenes has been very successful. Since we founded the Society for the Advancement of Nazarene Judaism (which has since evolved into the Worldwide Nazarene Assembly of Elohim) back in 1996, Nazarene Judaism has been restored to the earth as an organized movement for the first time in centuries. Nazarene Judaism has gone from a forgotten… Continue
The Just Shall Live by Faith (Trust).
By James Trimm
On three occasions Paul qoutes Habakkuk 2:4 "The just shall live by faith" to support his teaching that we are saved not by "Works of the Law" but by "faith" Rom. 1:16-17; Gal. 3:10-11; Heb.10:37-39). In order to best understand Paul's use of this verse it is helpful to first understand the conflict between the Pharisaic and Essene communities as to how Habakkuk 2:4 was to be understood. This particular verse… Continue
Added by James Trimm on October 3, 2010 at 6:51am —
After the time of Solomon the Kingdom of Israel split into two kingdoms known as the two Houses of Israel. The Southern Kingdom became known as the Kingdom of Judah. The Northern Kingdom became known as the Kingdom of Israel. This Northern Kingdom was also often called "Ephraim" after its most prominent tribe. 2Kings 17 tells us of how the Assyrian king Sargon II took the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom captive in 723 BCE and resettled them so… Continue