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Teachings from Rabbi David Levine and Beth Israel Messianic Synagogue in Jacksonville, Florida.

February 24, 2007

Strengthening a Willing Heart

Rabbi David Levine - Exodus 25

Parsha Terumah

To build the Tabernacle, the Lord asked for a Terumah offering to be received only from those whose hearts made them willing to give exactly as the Lord specified. Rabbi David speaks about how to cultivate a willing heart, including very practical steps to make your own heart stronger in its willingness and capacity to serve God and his people.

February 23, 2007

Lifting Our Hearts Up to God

Rabbi David Levine - Exodus 25

Parsha Terumah

The Lord asks the children of Israel to give him a Terumah offering so that the tabernacle can be built. The Terumah offering is only for those whose hearts are willing to give generously of the best they have, and according to very specific instructions. Rabbi David speaks about God's confidence in the Jewish people, and how today we can also lift our hearts up to God in willing service.

February 16, 2007

Seeing God: Moses & the Elders on Mount Sinai

Rabbi David Levine - Exodus 24 Parsha Mishpatim Can God be seen? This provocative passage describes a moment when Moses and the Elders of Israel saw God with their physical eyes and in prophetic vision. Rabbi David discusses the importance of experiencing the presence and the faithfulness of God, and describes how this kind of experience is the foundation of the Judaism of Moses and the Prophets.

February 9, 2007

The Sinai Touch

Rabbi David Levine - Exodus 18 Moses encountered God on Mt Sinai in the Burning Bush. Now he comes back to Sinai for another encounter with the God of Israel, and this time he brings all of Israel with him.

February 3, 2007

Putting Ourselves in God’s Hands Part 2

Rabbi David Levine The journey may be dangerous, but you can put yourself in God's hands. This week's Torah portion helps us learn about God's leadership, the manifestation of his presence, and much more through the experiences of Israel and the Exodus from Egypt.

February 2, 2007

Putting Ourselves in God’s Hands

Messianic Rabbi David Levine