NEW AT THE RESTORERS OF ZION SITE:
Bread, Jewish Law, and the Sign of Jonah
We want to thank Howard Bass for his thought-provoking piece, “Leavened or Unleavened Bread?” (see kehila.org articles, 27/may/12), because it pushed us to search the Scriptures and double-check things we thought we knew. The result of that search is our latest addition to the RZ "Learning & Turning Corner".
Howard presented the idea that Yeshua and His disciples ate leavened bread during Passover, and that a great spiritual truth can be gleaned from that. He based his ideas on the Greek and Hebrew terms for leavened and unleavened bread. So we dug back into the words, and looked for guidance from the Word.
Did Yeshua teach that leavened bread is "kosher for Passover"? Was the Lechem HaPanim (the bread in the Holy Place of the Temple) leavened, or unleavened? Which kind of bread was used at the Last Supper - and does it really matter?
Among other new and important things, we discovered a hidden but vital link between these questions and the absolute spiritual-life-and-death question for us and for our people: Did Yeshua's one and only sign given to His generation - the Sign of Jonah - come to pass, or did it fail?
Our findings, which are based on Tanach commands for Israel, New Testament Scripture and ancient Jewish customs, cover 5 pages, so I am posting the link rather than the whole article. Go here to read it:
...or access it from the RZ homepage: http://www.restorersofzion.org .
Feedback is welcome, either here on the kehila forum or direct to RZ.
blessings and peace to the Israel of G-d!
Hannah Weiss, for Restorers