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
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.
DISCUSSION OF THE IMPACT OF THE BAR KOCHBA REVOLT AND RABBINIC JUDAISM
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.
PAUL AS RABBI
THE SEAT OF MOSES: AN EXAMINATION OF YESHUA'S ADMONITION
TWO HOUSE THEOLOGY: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF A MESSIANIC MOVEMENT
MOSHE KEMPINSKI ON TORAH IN THE LIFE OF A GENTILE
PARADIGMS AND EXEGESIS
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.
THE HEBRAIC CONCEPT OF THE AFTERLIFE
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.
JEREMY GIMPEL ON TORAH FOR GENTILES
THE MEANING OF THE CROSS IN THE FIRST CENTURY
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.