Slouching Towards Bethlehem … Again

The Natural Outcome of Abandoning Civility By Rabbi Bruce L. Cohen “A harsh word brings forth anger.” – Proverbs 15:1b “They have sown the wind, so they will reap the whirlwind.” – Hosea 8:7 “What seed a person sows, that crop shall he also reap.” – Galatians 6:7  ...

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Marketing Is Not Ministry

Marketing Is Not Ministry or The Rise of The Quote-Card Industry 2 Corinthians 2:17  “For we are not like many, peddling the word of God.” Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote in 1921 “Die Philosophie soll die Gedanken, die sonst gleichsam trübe und verschwommen sind, klar...

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Rosh HaShanah Is Really “Yom Teruah”

In preparation for the start of this year's Jewish High Holiday Season, my 2012 Blog clarifying Rosh HaShanah's Biblical identity and sound practices for it can be found at the link below: enjoy! http://www.bethelnyc.org/yom-teruah2012/

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Nine Eleven Plus Fifteen

In Manhattan Before, During, and After "Nine-Eleven" Reflections On Our Generation's Call To War by Rabbi Bruce L. Cohen Congregation Beth El of Manhattan Congregation Beth El of Manhattan is the only Messianic Jewish synagogue having been in Manhattan before, during,...

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High Holidays: The Gift of Context

“When Yeshua saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were faint and scattered abroad, like aimless sheep having no shepherd.– Matthew 9:36 “Who are you? A Jew. Where are you from? Egypt. Where are you going? Jerusalem.” – Haggadah:...

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Hag Symptomatic – Shavuot Invites A Question

May 19, 2010  & Edited June 9, 2016 By Rabbi Cohen “Nowhere in The Bible is any link made between Sinai and Shavuot.” – Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, The Jewish Holidays Harper Row 1985 Cambridge p.69      As the annual Shavuot holiday begins again shortly, I offer into...

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