“ADONAI Echad”

“ADONAI Echad”

All of us play many different roles in life. For me it is wife, mother, rabbi, and academic, to name a few. Each of our roles allows others to see different parts of who we are, but they cannot capture not our complex whole. These names identify us depending on the...
MJTI at the UMJC Conference

MJTI at the UMJC Conference

The Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year at its annual summer conference! This celebratory time of reminiscing and looking forward will take place July 17-20 in Woodland Hills, California. There are always great...
The President is (Legally) Blind, pt. 4

The President is (Legally) Blind, pt. 4

Have you noticed that around town bike riding is coming back? I’ve observed that all over Boston, we now have bike lanes – narrow, clearly designated paths – along even major roads where bikers can ride. We also have strategically-placed racks of...
Mature Student Status and Certificate Tracks

Mature Student Status and Certificate Tracks

As many of you know, I began my graduate work after my children had grown and began building families of their own. Over a fifteen year period, I completed a BA in Bible and Theology, a MA in New Testament and the Backgrounds to Christianity, and a MA and PhD in 2nd...
Meet Michael Hillel!

Meet Michael Hillel!

Michael Hillel is a 2019 graduate of MJTI’s Rabbinic Studies program. He holds a B.A. in Bible and Theology from the International Correspondence Institute (now Global University), and a Master of Jewish Studies from MJTI. The Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council...
The President is (Legally) Blind, pt. 3

The President is (Legally) Blind, pt. 3

Kids can be cruel. This is what I discovered as our family kept moving from one small furnished apartment to another in towns that dotted Long Island. We were poor even by 1950s standards. My younger siblings and I went to school dressed in shabby clothes. This was...
Kesher Journal Launches New Website

Kesher Journal Launches New Website

One of the joys of life in and around the Messianic Jewish community is discussion, debate, and friendly argument. It’s a time-honored Jewish value, and an essential part of life-long learning, as reflected in the saying of Rabbi Ben Zoma: Who is wise? One who learns...
The President is (Legally) Blind, pt. 2

The President is (Legally) Blind, pt. 2

I love being the President of the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (MJTI). For Jews who believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah and that Jewish life matters to Him, ours is a fabulous place for students to put together the disparate pieces of their...
The President is (Legally) Blind!

The President is (Legally) Blind!

Painful memories. We’ve all got them. Here’s one of mine: Second grade. I was sitting in the glass-windowed office with my “special” teacher, a nice lady with a large-print typewriter. I was learning how to type while class after class of curious kids passed by my zoo...
MJTI May Update

MJTI May Update

MJTI is continuing to grow as an organization. This month, we hired a new social media director to help us grow our online presence and disseminate a well-kept secret: that we are a Messianic Jewish center of education, where we train rabbis and others how to live in...

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