1. God's Plan for the Ages 015b - Dispensations: Did the New Testament Writers Misuse Old Testament Scriptures?


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    Did the New Testament Writers Misuse Old Testament Scriptures? Acts 2, Joel 2. July 1, 2014 Bible interpretation is a subject that fills thousands of books and libraries around the world. One area is the subject of whether the writers of the New Testament shed clarification when they quoted Old Testament scriptures. Listen to this lesson to learn that there are four main schools of interpretation. Hear examples in the New Testament where two of these are illustrated. Learn about major scholars in this field and how you can delve into this subject more fully. Appreciate the many ways the scriptures teach patterns and types about the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. www.deanbibleministries.org

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    • "The Voice Between the Lines: Midrash" with Rabbi Micah Greenstein


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      This final presentation in a three-week series is titled "The Voice Between the Lines" Midrash." Rabbi Micah Greenstein was named by Memphis Magazine as one of the city's most significant leaders and became Temple Israel's eighth Senior Rabbi on September 1, 2000, after serving Temple as Assistant and Associate Rabbi since 1991. Former President of Memphis Ministers Association, he is a board member of the National Civil Rights Museum and faculty member of Memphis Theological Seminary.

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      • Southwest Wind


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        "Southwest Wind" is Ben Grund's senior thesis film from Colorado College. It tells the story of two men who meet on a bridge and witness something remarkable. Their resulting argument will ultimately change the course of their lives and beliefs forever. This film is theoretically supposed to be an example of midrashic film. Midrash is a collection of homiletical stories written by Rabbinic sages in the second century to try and make sense out of contradictory claims in the Hebrew Bible. In my religion thesis, "Reimagining Midrash: A Tradition of Commentary from the Hebrew Bible to the Motion Picture," I argue that genre filmmaking functions in a significantly similar way to the creative commentary found in midrash. This film serves to illustrate this creative commentary by trying to reconcile faith and reason with a story, using the narrative of St. Thomas the Contender as a prooftext. For the full religion thesis, see here: http://dacc.coalliance.org/fedora/repository/coccc:9690

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        • 2014-04-09a Tamar Biala - The Missing Half of the Jewish Bookshelf: Israeli Women Writing Midrash


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          “The Missing Half of the Jewish Bookshelf: Israeli Women Writing Midrash—A New Sacred Literature” The Inaugural Helen Gartner Hammer Lecture, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Tamar's talk only - without introductory remarks or discussion period.

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          • Jewess in Renaissance


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            Jewess in Renaissance was commissioned by the St. John's Unitarian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio as the celebratory opening for its Renaissance Fair. It was choreographed to have four sections; SECTION 1. grand entrance to the music of Monteverde in which the celebrant with a royal blue cape swirls into the theater, down the main aisle welcoming the Renaissance participants. She comes to the stage and speaks these words "Welcome to this glorious Renaissance, the greatest epoch of creativity the world has ever known as expressed through the arts of music, dance, and sculpting." SECTION 2. At this point there's a shift of mood as the dancer throws her cape over her head revealing the white underside, which now is recognizable as a Jewish prayer shawl. The music changes to a lamentation as five speakers, one after the other, stand up speaking from various places in the theater with authoritarian command. "I, Pope Benedict the Fourth order all Jews to wear a yellow badge on the back!" "The Statutum de Judaismo demands that all Jews must never shave their beards!" "I ----- the ruler of ------ order all Jews to wear a badge on their forhead!" The final edict "commands all Jews to wear a red badge on their breast". During these edicts the dancer magically reveals another badge every time she turns her cape and opens it. These symbols sewn on their clothes were called the "badge of shame". In every country in Europe the Jews were commanded to wear these badges, to cut their cape shorter than everyone else, to wear a weird cap on on their heads, to make the collars of their costume smaller then those of the nobility, in order to separate and isolate the Jews. SECTION 3. The choreographer (Fanchon Shur) choses to interpret this edict ("must wear a red badge on the breast") to be a red heart and, with a prearranged cue to the audience, dances a swaying dance of the red heart, and invites the audience to sway with her to each side, as a sign of empathy. In this rehearsal video there is no audience…you must imagine this. The music for this section is a passionate Ladino folk song, "La Rosa", and the dancer expresses the yearning of the Jewish woman in the Renaissance to be understood in her choice to turn the "badge of shame" into a vulnerable dance dialogue with a community of witnesses. SECTION 4. She is now free to dance a celebratory exit by igniting the audience to give and take from her heart a gift and to throw to her their gift of compassion as she opens herself to receive it in grand Renaissance style to the music of Scarlatti. The audience is not shown, but in performance, the entire audience eventually exchanges gifts of the heart in rhythmic dancing as the Jewess leaves making magic with her swirling blue cape. EPILOGUE FROM THE CHOREOGRAPHER. I am Jewish. In researching costumes worn by Jews in the Renaissance I was amazed to find that all Jews, women and men, no matter from what country in Europe they lived, were forced to wear costumes which set them apart from their neighbors. Either by odd unstylish dress, hair, beard, or badge, they were forced to stand out as odd, ugly, different, despised. So, I choose to use that little known or purposefully hidden reality as the fundamental narrative of the work, with the radical resolution as described here, namely to turn the "badge of shame" into a bond of empathy. This dance was performed in over 20 cities in the US, in congregations, Unitarian, Jewish, Christian, Women's festivals, and at the Renaissance Fair in Cincinnati at St. Johns Unitarian Church some time in the 1980s.

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            • Reconnecting Heaven and Earth through You by Rabbi Ralph Messer (LIR131014)


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              • Do you know the Authority God has given you? (Gid131019L)


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                • Being Drawn into the Ark (131005M)


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                  • Preview: Hey That's not in my Bible


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                    Drawing on his introductory material for Torah Club Volume Four, D. Thomas Lancaster takes you on a crash-course tour of extra-biblical literature that will help you make sense of the various sources surrounding the sacred text. "Hey, That's Not in the Bible!" Extra-Biblical Literature: Introduction and Utilization, tells the story of the evolution of Jewish literature from the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, through the Apostolic Period and up to the close of the Talmudic era. Torah luminaries like Rashi and Rambam are also given their place, as well as comments on the esoteric texts of Jewish mysticism. This is the resource you need for sorting out your resources.

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                    • Israel and its Biblical Boundaries by Rabbi Ralph Messer (GID131007)


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