Shema Yisrael Podcasts
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Welcome to the podcast of Shema Yisrael in Rochester, NY. We are a Messianic Jewish Congregation that loves Yeshua. The following are a list of the teachings that have been brought to the congregation during our weekly services at 10 a.m. If you happen to be in the area you should look us up.
||CleanA Strategic Time||Has anti-Semitism been increasing? What has caused this increase? How is the Book of Esther a warning to us about the need to stand against anti-Semitism? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on March 16, 201||3/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Your Tabernacle||What enabled the Pillar of Cloud and Fire to move over Moses' Tabernacle? What does it mean to be consecrated to the Lord? How is it possible for people to be Tabernacles of the Ruakh Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit)? Rabbi Jim answers these ques||3/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDry Bones||What is the connection between your immune system and your spirit?What causes a wounded or broken spirit? How can a wounded spirit be healed? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on March 2, 2019. To learn mo||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDay of Mourning||When does the Bible say life begins? What happened in 1960 that drastically changed the moral values of Western society? How many babies have been killed by abortion since 1980? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching||2/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTearing the Veil||Why do people go through trials? How should you pray for loved ones who don't believe in Yeshua? How much does G-d want people to know the truth about Him? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on February 16,||2/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHave You Been Cursed Part 2||Is it possible to curse yourself? Why does G-d not want us to take His name in vain? What does it mean to take G-d's name in vain? Why did Yeshua tell us not to swear or vow at all? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more||2/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHave You Been Cursed?||What are the five uses of the word curse in the English language? What is the "curse of the law"? What are "generational curses"? Could people opposed to what you do be speaking curses against you and can those curses harm you? Wha||2/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeditating on G-d's Word||What does G-d use to renew our minds? How do you meditate on G-d's Word? How can meditating on G-d's Word overcome fear? How can it bring you joy? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on January 26, 201||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnulling the Devil's Opportunities||Do you ever struggle with anger, fear, lack of self-control, depression, bad thoughts, addiction or other psychological issues? Do you ever feel as though there is a fight going on in your mind that decreases your peace of mind? These problems are the f||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mind of Messiah||What is the secret wisdom from G-d that was revealed by Rabbi Sha'ul in 1 Corinthians 2? Who cam receive this wisdom? How does it bring glory to Yeshua's followers? What does Rabbi Sha'ul mean by glory? Rabbi Jim answers these ques||1/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod Made the Heavens||Did God create more than one heaven? Who dwells in the second heaven? Who dwells in the third heaven? What is the significance of being seated in heaven? What is satan's primary strategy? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwaddling Clothes||What was the prophetic significance of Yeshua being wrapped in swaddling clothes as an infant? What was the significance of Him being laid in a manger? What was the significance of where He was born? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanServant, Friend, Child||What does the Bible say is the difference between a servant/master relationship and a relationship between friends? Does G-d want you to have a friend relationship with Him? What do you have to do to participate in a friend relationship with G||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fourth Temple||What is G-d's Fourth Temple? What does the construction of Moses' Tabernacle and that of the First Second Temples in Jerusalem teach us about how to come into His presence? Elder Judith Benhamou answers these questions and more in this teachin||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe Maccabees||Why would there be no Christmas if there had been no Chanukkah? How was assimilation a problem in the time of the Maccabees? Is the war the Maccabees fought still going on? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching give||12/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of Relationships||Why are relationships important in our lives? What are godly relationships? How do godly relationships differ from other relationships? What is the role of the local congregation in helping people establish godly relationships? Rab||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding and Applying God's Pattern of Creation||What is the pattern G-d followed in the creation account in Genesis 1? What can the steps of creation, light, darkness, separation, water, time, fruit represent? How can we apply these steps to our lives? Pastor Tom answers these questio||11/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Threshing Floor Paradigm||What is there about God's nature that causes Him to promise us rewards for supporting the work of His Kingdom? How can we know if something is truly part of His plan? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given at our Cel||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeing A Living Sacrifice||In what nine ways does the story of Abraham being told to sacrifice Isaac foreshadow the events in the life of Yeshua? What does the Bible mean by being a living sacrifice? What three things are necessary to be a living sacrifice acceptable to||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVision||Why should the establishment of Congregation Shema Yisrael be important to you? Has this congregation fulfilled the purposes G-d has called us to? How will the "For Such A Time As This" campaign fulfill those purposes? How can you participate||10/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStewardship||What was G-d's purpose in giving you the talents you have? How much of your finances should be submitted to the Lord? How can you invest in the Kingdom of God? What is needed in addition to tithing to experience God's blessing on your fi||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIncreasing Your Love||How much forgiveness do you need from G-d? How often do you need forgiveness from G-d? How does an appreciation for your need for forgiveness effect your love for G-d? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching giv||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRightly Dividing The Word||What is the latest sign we are in the End Times? How can you improve your ability to understand the Bible? What are some useful websites that will help you with Bible study? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching giv||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFollowing the Pillar of Cloud and Fire||Why are sukkot traditionally made to be flimsy? How does this tradition not reflect the true reason our ancestors lived in sukkot? What is "ha Amude"? Why was it important? Rabbi Jim answers theses questions in this teaching given||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAtonement||What are 10 ways fasting causes you to grow spiritually? How much did Yeshua suffer on the cross? Mark Stone answers these questions and more in this teaching given on Yom Kippur morning, September 19, 2018. To watch the video clip||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
If it's about Jesus, it's not Judaism
Please be aware that 'Messianic Judaism' is a type of Christianity that attempts to convert Jews. If you are Jewish and want to really learn about your religion, history and culture, I suggest podcasts by Aish HaTorah, Ohr Sameach, Chabad or another respected Jewish institution.
Get real, people!
These people believe that the Jesus of the Christian Bible is their Messiah. Right or wrong they have a right to express themselves without all the bickering about their "Jewishness" taking place. The discussion should be about whether they are right or wrong. It seems to me that that would silence at least one party eventually.
The constant "this isn't Jewish" is simply an effort to silence them without LISTENING to them. For the record, I'm sure that the detractors have not seriously listened to them.
It should also be noted that there is a real distinction between Roman Catholicism and common evangelicalism which is sensitive to Jewish thought and theology because its history is tied up with Judaism, like it or not.
Finally, these people seem to care enough to want you to listen to them. If they didn't, they would ask you to politely kiss their rear ends and disregard you. They don't and rather they plead with you to listen to them as opposed to other religious groups that either ignore you, spread hateful lies about you or bomb you from nearby borders.
So lighten up folks. These guys are only trying to get you to see their point of view.
They're not Jewish.