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What’s in a name?

Parshat Va’era, Exodus 6:2-9:35 Jared Eaton, Congregation Simchat Yisrael, West Haven, CT   In this week’s parasha, Va’era, Moses returns to God, discouraged after a disastrous start to his campaign to deliver the Jewish people from slavery. Moses actually has the temerity to rebuke God for failing to impress Pharaoh. He tells God that not […]

Never Forget: A Story of Liberation

Parashat Sh’mot, Exodus 1:1–6:1 David Friedman, UMJC rabbi, Jerusalem This week’s parasha is the beginning of the story of Israel’s redemption. When we finished the book of Bereisheet (Genesis), Jacob and his descendants were in Egypt. They were cared for by the royal family, and prospered in a time of economic woes. The book of […]

Jacob’s Blessing

Parashat Vay’chi, Genesis 47:28-50:26 David Wein, Tikvat Israel, Richmond, VA He blessed them that day and said, “In your name will Israel pronounce this blessing: ‘May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.’” So he put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh. Genesis 48:20 Every week at shul we bless the sons in our community with this […]

Joseph and the Hero’s Journey

Parashat Vayigash, Genesis 44:18-47:27 Rabbi Russ Resnik When Joseph said, “I am Joseph,” God’s master plan became clear to the brothers. They had no more questions. Everything that had happened for the last twenty-two years fell into perspective. So, too, will it be in the time to come, when God will reveal Himself and announce, […]

UMJC Executive Statement on UN Resolution 2334

The Executive Committee of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) released the following statement on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017: The UMJC expresses its profound disappointment in the US government’s recent abstention on the non-binding UN Security Council Resolution 2334. The UMJC affirms Israel’s right to exist behind firm and secure borders. The UN’s disproportionate focus on […]
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