Rabbi David Levine
Saturday, Yom Shabbat, February 16, 2008
Parsha Tetzaveh: Exodus 27:20–30:10
Haftorah: Ezekiel 43:10-27
In this far-reaching look at first generation Messianic Judaism, Rabbi David Levine speaks of the deep spiritual perspective that Peter brings as a shaliach, or apostle, to the Jewish people. In his first letter, Peter takes up a profound theme that the Messianic Jews in the Diaspora are to serve as priests, even to the Gentile nations, so that people everywhere can be reconciled to the God of Israel. Rabbi David explores the heart and function of New Covenant priests, and shows their connection to the Levitical priesthood described in this week’s Torah portion.