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In a world in which our minds are often flooded with pictures of despair, corruption and sorrow, it is just… Read more…
Die sesde maand, of die maand van Elul, wat normaalweg uit 29 of 30 dae binne ons maande van Augustus… Read more…
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There are believers in Y’shua Messiah who are convinced that we should continue to slaughter a Pesach or Passover lamb,… Read more…
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When some of us visited Israel in 2006, we saw photos of a Jewish Rabbi on the windows and walls of many public places and asked our tour guide about this. She told us that it was a photo of the Lubavitcher “Rebbe” who died about 12 years before and who was thought by many … Continue reading
Die Parashah van hierdie week sluit in Deut 33 (waarin Mosheh seën uitspreek oor die 12 stamme van Israel) en Deut 34 (waarin die dood van Mosheh en die oorname van leierskap deur Yahushua, die beskryf word). Die naam van die Parashah is “Vezot HaBerachah” wat beteken “En dit is die seën” – afkomstig uit … Continue reading
Hierdie week se Torah leesstuk begin en eindig met Yahweh wat vir Mosheh sê dat Hy sekere verordeninge het waarmee Hy die volk wil onderrig (Ex 21:1 “En dit is die verordeninge wat jy hulle moet voorhou …” en ses verse voor die einde van die parashah – Ex 24:12 – “Ek wil vir jou … Continue reading
All of us love to quote the verse from Mishleh 9:10, the first part of which is repeated in Mishleh 1:7 and Tehillim 111:10: “The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Set-apart One is understanding.” Question is: What exactly is meant by the expression “the fear of Yahweh” … Continue reading
Hierdie week word daar van voor af met die Torah siklus begin en die weeklikse Torah lesing, wat bekend staan as “Bereshiet”, strek van Gen 1:1 tot Gen 6:8. Die sentrale tema van hierdie lesing of Parashah is, soos ‘n mens kan verwag, die Skepping. Deesdae is die Skrif se beskrywing van die skepping ‘n … Continue reading
Hierdie week se Torah gedeelte sluit in Wayyiekra (Levitikus) 6, 7 en 8. Soos op soveel ander plekke in die Torah, begin die nuwe hoofstuk (of nuwe onderafdeling) met die woorde: “Verder het Yahweh met Mosheh gespreek en gesê …”. Dit sou ook bloot letterlik as volg vertaal kon word: “En Yahweh het met Mosheh … Continue reading
‘n Vlagskip (Engels: “Flagship”) is die skip waarop die bevelvoerder van ‘n vloot skepe gevind sal word en ook die vlag wat dié betrokke vloot identifiseer. Figuurlik gesproke is die “vlagskip” van ‘n maatskappy of ‘n organisasie die produk of skepping van daardie maatskappy wat as die belangrikste en toonaangewende produk beskou word. So byvoorbeeld … Continue reading
Timothy was most probably a direct disciple of the apostle Shaúl (someone who came to belief in the Messiah through the personal testimony of Shaúl) – he was regarded by the apostle as “a genuine child in the belief” (1 Tim 1:2); “beloved son” (2 Tim 1:2) and “beloved and trustworthy son in the Master” … Continue reading