Every year as the members and friends of Congregation Shema Yisrael gather to celebrate Passover, we recite the following words from the Haggadah: “This is the bread of affliction which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt; let all those who are hungry enter and eat of it. All who are in distress, come and celebrate the Passover.” I’d
This week Rabbi Glenn continued his study of Matthew with Matthew 4:12-25. You can watch the study below. It is divided into two segments due to technical difficulties during the Livestream. Part 1: Part 2:
Would you agree that we are occupying what is a very brief, remarkable period of history? We live at the tail end of an amazing 244-year old experiment in human freedom and dignity. For us, the concept of being a servant or a slave is entirely academic. Yet, the New Covenant Scriptures were written at a time when indentured servanthood
Rabbi Glenn continued his study of the Gospel of Matthew and covered Matthew 3:1-4:11. You can watch the live-stream below.
The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Ki Tissa, meaning “When you take or carry out (having to do with the taking of a census)” and covers Exodus 30-34. Included in this section of the Torah is the command to anoint with sacred oil the tent of meeting, the altar and its tools, and Aaron and his sons the priests.
Note: We will be streaming live the Bible Study on Facebook. You can watch on our Facebook page or on the main page of our website. This week Rabbi Glenn continued his study of Matthew with Matthew 1:18-2:23.
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Matthew 1:1-17 which contains Yeshua's ancestry.
This week Rabbi Glenn began the new series going through Matthew's Gospel. Click Here For The Series Outline. Click Here For Notes On The Gospel Of Matthew.
This week Rabbi Glenn focused on the difficult passage of Hebrews 6:1-8 (and included the encouragement of vs. 9). He also discussed practical ways to be sure we don’t drift from or abandon the Faith.
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is My word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what
This week Rabbi Glenn did a special study on reconciling apparent difficulties in Scripture. He covered two issues: 1. The curse on Jeconiah (Jeremiah 22), whereas Jeconiah appears in Yeshua's genealogy (Matt. 1) 2. The apparent arbitrariness of God wanting to kill Moses right after commissioning him to deliver the Jewish people from Egypt. The new series in Matthew will
This week Rabbi Glenn ended the study of Isaiah by examining some of the ways in which New Testament writers quoted/paraphrased his prophecies.
This week Rabbi Glenn began his two-week conclusion with an overview of Isaiah.
This week Rabbi Glenn studied Isaiah 66, the last chapter of the book. Over the next two weeks we will be covering a final overview of Isaiah.
Our parasha this Shabbat is entitled Vaera, meaning “...and I appeared” covering Exodus 6-9. God tells Moses that whereas He had appeared to the Patriarchs by the title El Shaddai (‘God Almighty’), He was now revealing Himself to Moses and Israel by His personal name - a name we are no longer certain how to pronounce correctly. It is comprised
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Isaiah 65, with corollary readings in Isaiah 10:20-22, 37:31-32, Romans 9:1-8, Matthew 3:7-9 and all of Revelation 21.
Matthew 5:13-15 and Luke 6:46-49 (Matthew 7:24-27) Fact: you are salt “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” Sodium chloride, a.k.a. salt, is absolutely essential for human life. Salt is
This week Rabbi Glenn took a break to do a Q & A, answering a variety of questions.
This week Rabbi Glenn continued his study of Isaiah with Isaiah 63-64
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Isaiah 62 during the study.
“God works in mysterious ways!” You hear it all the time. Sometimes you hear it from people you’re pretty sure don’t even believe in God. It’s become an expression people use when things go very unexpectedly, but turn out well. It’s like saying, “Boy, I didn’t see that coming,” but since things turned out okay, you chalk it up to
Kanye West has apparently gotten serious about the Lord. I was really happy to hear about it, but apparently, I underestimated how significant this was for a lot of people. For the next several weeks, it seems like it was wall-to-wall Kanye. Kanye releases a Gospel album. Kanye leads worship services. Kanye makes a guest appearance at Joel Osteen’s stadium.
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Isaiah 60 continuing the study of Isaiah.
This week Rabbi Glenn continued the study of Isaiah with Isaiah 59.
Just this past month, on October 2, the trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger came to a close. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean, a man who lived in the same apartment complex. On September 6, 2018, returning home from work, Guyger walked into Jean’s apartment, for some reason thinking