Yinon – The Suffering Servant

I have recently come across a strikingly messianic text within an orthodox machzor for Yom Kippur from the first part of the last century.

A friend of mine and fellow Messianic brother, Brian Reed, brought this to my attention a few months ago and I’ve been wanting to write on it since. However, I wanted to have the actual hard-copy of the text in my hands, before posting something I could not empirically document. This weekend, Mr. Reed graciously gave me a copy of the machzor he had purchased online. It’s all there in black and white from 1931. I think you’ll find it as fascinating as I did. This text is contained within the Musaf Amidah: Continue reading “Yinon – The Suffering Servant”

Strengthening the Prodigal

Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. (Proverbs 9:8)

This week my family returned from Texas, where we attended FFOZ’s timely “To Whom Shall We Go?” conference in the Dallas area. I don’t have time to go into any details regarding the conference, but let’s just say that this conference should be mandatory for everyone in the Torah movement. It would keep the vast majority of “walkers” from “jumping ship” in regard to Messiah.

Prior to the conference, my personal assessment of those who have left Messiah to pursue mainline Judaism was that they were leaving out of either one of two reasons (or both). It was due to ignorance and/or arrogance. This conference confirmed my thoughts on this subject. Continue reading “Strengthening the Prodigal”