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Blog topics range from experiencing the Jewish holidays to studies on Jewish life to reviewing a recent books and film. We create and curate content especially for this site with our blog content, even as we create new content for specific publications regularly.

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It’s Been Paid For
May 6, 2015
Author: Carolyne Rohrig

Years ago I remember approaching a toll booth at a bridge with cash in hand. “It’s been paid for,” the agent said. “Huh? Who?” I said. He motioned to the car ahead of me, which by that time had zoomed away.

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Two Curve Balls at One Party
Author: Carolyne Rohrig

Every ten years my Jewish family has a reunion, mostly to see who’s still alive, but also to catch up with the latest births, marriages and divorces.

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Lag BaOmer – A great day for a Messianic wedding!
May 5, 2015
Author: Samuel Rood

Growing up in a Messianic Jewish family, I knew all about Passover, Hanukkah, Purim and Sukkot. But I didn’t hear about Lag B’Omer until I moved to New York City and took a Hebrew class.  There I learned that for many religious Jews this holiday holds deep significance. 

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Woman in Gold
April 14, 2015
Author: Rich Robinson

Ignore the underwhelming ratings on the movie web sites. Woman in Gold is a movie well worth seeing, despite critics’ complaints of heavy-handedness, bad accents, too many flashbacks, and emotional mawkishness. I found none of those things in this story of Maria...

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Are You Insurgent?
March 20, 2015
Author: Ruth Rosen

Divergents are misfits in a system that seeks to control everyone. And now Tris, the most divergent of all in Veronica Roth’s best selling book and movie trilogy, is forced to be insurgent as well.

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Designer Babies Coming Your Way
March 9, 2015
Author: Carolyne Rohrig

England has shocked the world by announcing they are going to allow a new medical procedure that could lead to designer babies.

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Fun Fact Friday – Chinese New Year
February 19, 2015
Author: Anthony Bucci

Jews have a calendar! Chinese people have a calendar! And so does God.  Both the Chinese and Jewish calendars go by lunisolar time measurement, as do many other cultures. These calendars go by the same counting system as the Tanakh (Old Testament) does, and in fact, God says in Genesis 1:14, “‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years.’”

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Fun Fact Friday – Valentine’s Day (Fifteenth of Av)
February 13, 2015
Author: Anthony Bucci

Do Jews celebrate Valentine’s Day, or don’t they? Let’s find out.

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Backgrounds to the Current Israeli Conflict
January 30, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Watch this video about the “Backgrounds to the Current Israeli Conflict” featuring Darrell L. Bock, David Brickner, Jim Sibley, and Mitch Glaser.

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David Brickner on Point of View Radio
January 2, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

David Brickner on Point of View Radio with Kerby Anderson

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Susan Perlman on Huffington Post Live

The Life of Jesus: Faith Leaders On Jesus’ Meaning
December 23, 2014
Author: Jews for Jesus


Susan Perlman, associate executive director of Jews for Jesus, engaged in a spirited discussion on Huffington Post Live with a rabbi, an imam, and a Catholic priest on the question, “What Does Jesus Mean to You?”

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The Ties That Bind
December 19, 2014
Author: Carolyne Rohrig

If you’ve grown up in a Jewish family or lived in a Jewish neighborhood or had a Jewish grandmother, then most likely Yiddish is part of your DNA. You probably grew up with, “I need it like a hole in the head,” or “All right already”, or “You should live so long”....

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Linus and Charlie Brown

If Jesus is Not the Messiah…
Author: Matt Sieger

More and more Jewish people are open to discussing Jesus, including several Jewish scholars. Amy Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt, wrote a book about Jesus entitled The Misunderstood Jew and also helped put together The Jewish...

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Did You Miss Kosherfest?
November 12, 2014
Author: Rich Robinson

Did You Miss Kosherfest?

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If Madison Can Be the Name of a Pitcher, Why Can’t Jesus be the Name of the Messiah?
October 31, 2014
Author: Rich Robinson

If Madison can be the name of a pitcher, why can’t Jesus be the name of the Messiah? Check out our World Series blog and leave us your comments.

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Juggle at the Circus Not the Office
Author: Carolyne Rohrig

Tired of multitasking? God agrees with you!

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Atonement of the Highest Order
October 1, 2014
Author: Sarah Mebasser

For Jewish people, the Day of Atonement (which begins this Friday at sundown) is the holiest day of the year.  It is the day when the books are opened in heaven and God determines who gets their name written in the Book of Life and who doesn’t.  It is a day to fast, to contemplate, to pray, to ask forgiveness, to make atonement for wrongs done to others and to God.  But what is atonement?  And how does one get it?

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Feeling The Squeeze?
September 4, 2014
Author: Carolyne Rohrig

Feel the squeeze. But not from God.

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How to Make a Mess of Things
August 21, 2014
Author: Carolyne Rohrig

Gap living is not for sissies. It’s for those who have vision.

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The (real) wall that divides
July 25, 2014
Author: Karl deSouza

Conflicts are inevitable. I don’t know of any one family that doesn’t have them, so how could we expect the absence of conflict between entire people groups?

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