This section of the website holds an archive of articles which were published in the Tishrei Journal. The earliest version of the journal began in the month of Tishrei 1992, with the purpose of exploring the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith. These articles represent the beginning of what is being fulfilled in The Tishrei Bible School. Many of these articles raise questions of continuing relevance. By browsing through the various sections, viewing titles of the articles and opening those which are of particular interest, can be a help to those who are asking questions relating to the origins of the Christian Faith and the continuing relationship with Messianic Jews.

  • 17. From Sabbath to Sunday, Passover to Easter and Dedication to Christmas (Some Historical Background)

    Richard Peterson The popular festivals of the twentieth century Church differ in many ways from the seasonal observances prescribed by scripture. During the first four centuries of the Christian era the Church’s feasts were moved from their places in the scriptural calendar and fixed so that, as far as possible, they would not fall on […]

  • 18. Law and Grace

    Clifford Denton Do We Ask The Right Question? The law of Moses is often set against the grace of God as if they are in opposition. It is true that we can read the New Testament as if this were so. For example, John writes, “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth […]

  • 19. Greece, Rome and Jerusalem. Western Culture and the Jewish Origins of Christianity

    Christopher Barder The purpose of this article is to show that the Christian Church, and the society to which it has generally conformed, have for the most part been dominated by the thought world and cultural forms of Greece and Rome rather than by Christianity’s true Jewish background; and that consequently Christianity has suffered theologically […]

  • 2. New Beginning

    Dov Chaikin “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you” (Exodus 12:2 – NAS B). This is our introduction to the first month in the divine calendar. The name given to that month was “Aviv” (“spring”) (Exodus 13:4, 23:15, 34:18; Deuteronomy […]

  • 20. God’s Eternal Covenant with Israel

    David Pawson God’s eternal covenant with Israel – what a marvellous theme! But surely we can take what I say for granted? May we not assume that this is one subject on which we all agree? Have I not been given a “safe” topic? Actually, because it is so basic and also more complex than […]

  • 21. Antisemitism in Church History

    Hugh Wynne Non-Jewish people know very little of the ugly history of anti-Semitism, and even less of the part played by the historical churches in this sad story because it does not appear in school history books. It is shocking and unpleasant to recall, but everyone who claims to believe that Jesus, a Jew, is […]

  • 22. Antisemitism: From the Personal to the International

    Christopher Barder Why can it seem difficult openly to buy the Jewish Chronicle? Why can it then feel necessary not to be seen carrying it? Why when having to tell someone that one is Jewish can it be difficult not to anticipate a negative response, with the possibility of rejection? The Jerusalem Post has to […]

  • 23. Christian Antisemitism: Its Consequences for the Church

    Richard Peterson Christian antisemitism, as we will see, involves much more than simple racism. Over the centuries it has left tragic scars, not only on the Jewish people, but also upon the Church. I hope to show how the Lord’s promise, that he will curse those who curse Abraham, has been tragically fulfilled in the […]

  • 24. The Messiah and the Scriptures: Some Reflections

    Christopher Barder The subject of the Messiah is the most important in the entire Bible. The unity of the Scriptures is nowhere more apparent than in the Messianic themes which appear continuously. There should be no title “Old Testament” and maybe even no title “New Testament”. Rather, both of these belong together. Both of them […]

  • 25. The Signs of the Messiah

    Risto Santala The following article is taken from a talk given to Messianic Jews in Moscow in Autumn 1992. The Christian dialogue with our Jewish brother is in fact easier than the approach to a Gentile. In I Corinthians 1:22 we read: “For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, […]