Remembering Yeshua Together
by Rabbi Mark Kinzer
On the night before his arrest and martyrdom, in the context of a Passover (or Passover-like) meal, Yeshua commanded his disciples to remember his atoning sacrifice through a ritual act. The early followers of Yeshua obeyed this commandment of their Master, and celebrated regularly a ritual meal in which bread and wine represented Yeshua’s gift of his own life (1 Corinthians 11:17-34). This rite soon became the central act of worship for the ekklesia of the nations. It remains central for many of the followers of Yeshua throughout the world.
By Haim Ben-Haim
One of the key elements of Jewish life throughout the generations is the importance of education for all ages. The theme verse for our community concentrates on the importance of learning. “Let us search out our ways, learn them and return (Nashuvah) unto HASHEM” Lamentations 3:40. In our Nashuvah Community we try to engage both the young and old in regular gatherings in which we can learn and be challenged together. We engage in regular study of the Parasha and special elements relating to the festivals with our own gifted teachers. Yet we often find that another very enriching element that our community learns from, is having guest lecturers join us for an evening of study. As one can imagine living here at the crossroads of the Jewish World in Jerusalem, we are bound to have various learned Jews come through our doors from different parts of the world.
By Rabbi Rich Nichol
I'll have to admit, I was nervous.
My wife and I were on the way to the beautiful home of one of our member families for one of Ruach Israel's special brunches geared for the many intermarried families in the synagogue. We would eat together and then gather in the den for my lecture/discussion. The topic this time: the MJRC standards regarding the role of non-Jews in the synagogue.