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The Intersection of Purim and Passover

” By John David Pitcher Jr., MD He Willingly Took Our Punishment: The Intersection of Purim and Passover Take a close look at Michelangelo’s “Punishment of Haman” on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Haman, the villain of Purim, is being crucified. Haman placed judgment upon the Jews who were unwilling to bow down to […]

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Identity of the Messiah from ‘The Oldest Midrash’

By John David Pitcher Jr. I remember as a boy learning how to set the dinner table. On holidays, I got to help set the china and the silverware. Family would come over and we would dine together. Of course there was an adult table and a children’s table. There is an uncommon Greek word […]

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Wiccans Against Washington, D.C.

By Christine Darg, Jerusalem Channel In my lifetime I’ve never seen anything to match the animosity and opposition that’s been thrown against an American Presidential figure to try to bring him down…. both before and after his election. The Internet is full of a story that tonight witches will put a hex on President Trump. The […]

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The Great Mitzvah Fulfilled in Messiah

By John David Pitcher Jr., MD In Judaism, a mitzvah refers to commandments commanded by God. The Great Mitzvah, or Mitzvah Rabbah, is the duty of Pidyon Shvuhim, literally, “redemption of captives.” It is first described in the Torah in Genesis 14:4b-17 in the account of Abram rescuing his nephew Lot from being taken captive by […]

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The Barren Mountain has Children!

By John David Pitcher Jr., MD As far as I can tell, a previously uncovered nugget of gold is within one of Paul’s quotes from Isaiah. You may recall that Peter recorded that some of Paul’s teachings were hard to understand (2 Peter 3:16). This one has to do with two well-known mountains, but I’ll […]

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