For Zion’s Sake – Fall 2014

By Wayne Wilks, Jr., Ph.D.
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Posted in Featured ArticlesUncategorized, Zealous Magazine, on September 12, 2014

Jewish people around the world will enter into a period of time this fall called the High Holy Days. These are three Jewish feasts filled with soberness, repentance, fasting, celebration, and feasting. Although non-Jews are not biblically bound to celebrate these holidays, there is much richness to glean in studying them, understanding what they foreshadow, and seeing Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel and the nations, in their fulfillment.

As we approach this season, may we join our elder brother in support and wonder as the days turn in cycle. They usher in both solemnity and joy as we learn to keep and appreciate God’s appointed times.

This issue of Zealous is chocked-full of good things! We have an academic article from Dr. Raymond Gannon, MJBI Vice President for Academic Affairs, which will be appropriate for the season. Next you will find a feature from Alisa Stephenson, Director of Events and Partner Relations, about Phil “Duck Commander” Robertson and son Alan. They will be the guest speakers for our 13th-annual banquet to be held this year on November 1st at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Because we have had requests for tips on reaching Jewish people, Bonnie Saul Wilks, MJBI Senior Writer, has a great how-to article entitled, “Five Ways to Bless the Jewish People.” You will love this editorial, so down-to-earth and practical. In addition, Giuseppe Rispoli, Media & E-Learning Director, reports on his recent trip to Ukraine. The MJBI’s School of Messianic Theology is expanding into other nations, and we are thrilled!

Lastly, you will find a convenient one page Jewish Feasts pull-out that can be kept as a helpful resource throughout the year. It’s a great way to follow along as we pass through the cycles of remembrance and observance together with God’s ancient people.

Chag Semeach and Shanah Tova from the MJBI team around the world!

Wayne Wilks, Jr., Ph.D.
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