Introduction to Messianic Judaism (1)
 Are Judaism and Christianity separate? (2)
 Bridges (3)
 Is Yeshua fully human? (4)
 Within in the orbit of Judaism (5)
 A reformist movement (6)
 To remain practicing Jews (7)
 A sacred community (8)
 To remain practicing Jews (9)
 Older leaders? (10)
 Identity rooted in history (11)
 Sacred Communities (12)
 The essence of prayer (13)
 Bathed in the bright light (14)
 Yeshua's Lordship (15)
 Intercession and Redemption (16)
 Holy actions (17)
 Integration of Torah (18)
 Scripture and tradition (19)
 Jewish tradition (20)
 How we view the Talmud (21)

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Monday, 10 February 2020
How we view the Talmud

Carl Kinbar tells us that most Messianic Jews have never seen a page of Talmud ...

Despite this lack of firsthand knowledge, they are generally wary of the Talmud, or even antagonistic toward it. A small minority have a more positive stance toward the Talmud as a source of Jewish norms that they consider to be essential Jewish, and therefore Messianic Jewish, identity. (Chapter 5, page 73)

What is your personal standpoint on this one? Is the Talmud unknown and perhaps a bit threatening? Or are you familiar with it and how it can impact our faith?

Do you think Messianic Judaism is right to largely ignore the writings of the Talmud? Or do you think our faith and practice could be richer for engaging constructively with it?

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