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.

  • 26. Is the Time Appropriate to Consider Restoring the Original Jewish Hermeneutics of the New Testament?

    Jacov Prasch Any casual reader of the New Testament immediately notices a major phenomenon out of character with Christian (including conservative evangelical) thought. Simply stated, the writers of the New Testament do not exegete various Old Testament passages they quote with the accepted rules of western grammatical-historical method and construction. A classical example commonly cited […]

  • 27. Rabbinic Literature as a Background to Scripture (Editorial)

    Clifford Denton Prior to the launch of Tishrei, I had been stirred to respond to the growing deception of the age and to certain aspects of the mission challenge to the church. In my view, there was a need for scholarly apologetics to develop among Christian leaders and for such scholarship to have consequences for […]

  • 28. The Positive Value of Rabbinic Literature

    David Friedman With the Jewish reclamation of the person of Jesus, and with a move in the church to understand its Jewish roots, a question lingers in the mind of many believers. It is, “Is the study of Rabbinic literature of any value to the church?” As an Israeli Messianic rabbi, I can offer some […]

  • 29. The Rabbis and I

    Richard Peterson No-one, prior to my arrival in lsrael ever suggested that rabbinic literature might make good devotional reading. It came as a pleasant surprise, as I began to read through my second-hand English-Hebrew prayer book1 during Sabbath morning services at the local synagogue. I would come away feeling as I have occasionally felt on leaving […]

  • 3. Way of Thinking

    Clifford Denton The things that occupy our time, our reading, our interests, our activities, influence our ways of thinking and the way in which we determine our priorities and perceptions of life. In addition, there are ways in which we train our minds to think. This can subtly influence our lives and perceptions of truth, […]

  • 30. Rabbinic Literature: A Spiritual Treasure

    David Bivin The sages were the creators of the Oral Torah. This literature, still unwritten in Jesus’ day is of great value in understanding Jesus sayings. It is also a rich treasure of spiritual wisdom. As used in Jerusalem Perspective, “rabbinic literature” refers to the various collections of Oral Torah. As the name implies, the […]

  • 31. Atonement According to Moses and the Traditional Writings

    Louis Goldberg The concern far atonement with God was of primary importance to Jewish people in the Second Temple period while the Talmud was being completed.1 For the Jewish person who recognized he had a revelation from God, no place existed for speculation. The people in this society sought most earnestly God’s forgiveness for sin. G.E. […]

  • 32. Yeshua and Limits of Rabbinic Authority

    Arye Powlison There are several areas of rabbinic teaching which Yeshua rejected out of hand as unacceptable. Usually, the reason was that they contradicted fundamental logic based on The Scriptures, or even that they contradicted The Scriptures directly. However neither Yeshua nor His disciples rejected rabbinic teaching with the argument that the rabbis lacked the […]

  • 33. Shekinah

    Tom Hamilton I looked for the word high and low in the Old Testament, but could find it nowhere. It was only when I turned to other Jewish writings that I found The word mentioned. The word shekinah means “abiding”. The fact that, down throughout the ages, the Jews have given it a special name, […]

  • 34. That They May be Saved

    Clifford Denton, Tony Pearce, Christopher Barder, & Moshe Elijah Introduction Clifford Denton “Brethren, my hearts desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.” (Romans 10:1-2) In this edition of Tishrei, we have encouraged […]