The Rabbis Knew the Messiah
by Yakov Damkani
"I will give them a heart to know me…"
━ Jeremiah 24:7
"Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice:
━ “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”
But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.
I wept, and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me:
━ “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Revelation 5: 1-5
The absolutely beautiful Mezuzah at the entrance to the Western Wall plaza.
Shabbat Shalom! ✡
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the Torah was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Yeshua HaMashiach.
No one has ever seen God, But His Son, which is identical with God, and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
━ John 1: 1-18
One new American immigrant, Rabbi Josh Yuter, has launched a Tumblr and Twitter account to document The Felines of Israel.
What a wonderful photo.