Lessons from Israel: 2014

Lessons from Israel: 2014

Rabbi Bob Gorelik and Dr. Skip Moen teach on various topics while on tour in Israel.

All these lectures were recorded live with the group that traveled to Israel in April-May of 2014.

In addition, Moshe Kempinski and Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel were special guest lecturers and Israeli Yoav Bruck gave a moving testimony regarding life in Israel and the camaraderie and patriotism of those who live there.

Each lecture is an audio download, priced individually.


YOAV BRUCK: WHAT GOD MEANS TO ISRAELIS TODAY

Israeli guide Yoav Bruck speaks about God's presence in the daily life of citizens of Israel and shares a personal, compelling story about his friend's actions in the war against terrorism. Listen for FREE! You need to hear this!

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WHY PROOF TEXTS DON'T WORK: COMMUNICATING ACROSS PARADIGMS

Most of us have experienced the frustration of attempting to get another person to understand our Hebraic view of Scripture. Proof texts rarely make any difference. The real issue is about the interpretive scheme the other person brings to the text. This is the role of a paradigm. In this lecture Skip and Bob comment on the way paradigms work and how it is possible to help others "see" a different paradigm.

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DISCUSSION OF THE IMPACT OF THE BAR KOCHBA REVOLT AND RABBINIC JUDAISM

The discussion of the turning point in the separation of Messianic believers from the Jewish orthodox community, the role of Akiva and the political and economic motives plus a discussion of the impact of rabbinic Judaism.  A dialogue between Bob and Skip.

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DAVID AND GOLIATH: A MIDRASH

The biblical account of David and Goliath is the backdrop for a discussion of midrash. Bob Gorelik explains how midrash works and how it may be applied. Since nearly all apostolic author and Yeshua make extensive use of midrash, understanding this rabbinic technique is essential for correctly reading the New Testament.

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PAUL AS RABBI

Bob Gorelik discusses Paul as a rabbi, how he thought, sources he used, arguments he developed, and his commitment to the various communities he served.

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THE SEAT OF MOSES: AN EXAMINATION OF YESHUA'S ADMONITION

Rabbi Bob Gorelik speaks on the subject of the "seat of Moses," its meaning in the life of the community and Yeshua's intention behind the famous passage.

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TWO HOUSE THEOLOGY: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF A MESSIANIC MOVEMENT

Bob Gorelik gives an overview of "Two House theology" in the Messianic movement and provides a critique of its claims.

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MOSHE KEMPINSKI ON TORAH IN THE LIFE OF A GENTILE

Moshe Kempinski speaks to the group about following Torah as a Jew and as a Gentile. Moshe's sensitivity to those who are coming with a Christian backgrounds is particularly evident in this open-hearted discussion.

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PARADIGMS AND EXEGESIS

An opening lecture on paradigms and the role they play in exegesis. Skip Moen discusses the need for understanding our own paradigm before we can successfully communicate with others and the need for sensitivity to the structure of a belief system.

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DIONYSUS, THE CULT OF SOULS AND CHRISTIAN CONCEPTS OF IMMORTALITY

Early Greek mystical religions included the Cult of Souls found in the worship of Dionysus. A great deal of the theology and practice of this mystical religion made its way into Plato and eventually into Augustine. Many Christian doctrines show an remarkable affinity with this pagan religion. In this lecture, Skip and Bob explore the connections between Greek religion and later Christian thought, emphasizing the striking differences with Hebraic ideas about the afterlife and the dead.

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THE HEBRAIC CONCEPT OF THE AFTERLIFE

Rabbi Bob Gorelik concludes the lectures on immortality, the soul, Sheol and the afterlife with this audio recording on the Hebraic view of life after death.

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HALACHA AS THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING PAUL'S ADVICE TO THE SCATTERED ASSEMBLIES

Pauline material follows standard rabbinic practices. One important practice is halacha, the declaration of binding rulings on a community based on Torah principles. Understanding how this works and why it is particular to the circumstances of those addressed is crucial for reading Paul as a rabbi. Bob Gorelik examines the role of halacha and describes how Paul uses it in his letters.

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JEREMY GIMPEL ON TORAH FOR GENTILES

Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel speaks about understanding the role of Torah in the life of a God-fearing Gentile. Rabbi Gimpel is well known in Israel and a friend of the At God's Table community. His comments as a recognized orthodox rabbi are particularly helpful.

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THE MEANING OF THE CROSS IN THE FIRST CENTURY

Skip Moen lectures on the meaning of the cross in the first century, outlining some of the ideas in his book, Cross Word Puzzles. The lecture includes additional remarks by Bob Gorelik on the subject and a Q&A from the audience.

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UNDERSTANDING RABBINIC MATERIAL TODAY

Bob Gorelik provides a useful discussion of rabbinic material, its content, its scope and the means to access it for non-Hebrew readers. Since this material is assumed by Paul's use of Scripture, understanding its content and scope helps us read Paul from a Hebraic point of view.

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QUESTIONS CONCERNING IMPORTANT ISSUES TODAY

Bob and Skip answer questions concerning contraception, tithing and the doctrine of the Trinity.  In an open forum, Bob and Skip deal with both practical the theological issues raised by the group in Israel.

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