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Kohens, Priests of a Different Kind

The priests have been out of work since the destruction of the Temple, but they could be called back to work if the holy Temple in Jerusalem was ever rebuilt. According to the prophet Jeremiah, God's promise to restore the Aaronic priesthood is inseparably linked with his promise to send the Davidic Messiah.

The priests have been out of work since the destruction of the Temple, but they could be called back to work if the holy Temple in Jerusalem was ever rebuilt. According to the prophet Jeremiah, God's promise to restore the Aaronic priesthood is inseparably linked with his promise to send the Davidic Messiah.

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The Twelve Loaves

Our Master’s miraculous feeding of the multitudes with the five loaves alludes to the bread of the presence. The first time, He broke five loaves and fed thousands. The second time, He broke seven loaves and fed thousands. The miracle indicates that the Messiah will usher in a golden age of spiritual and material prosperity—the kingdom of heaven.

Tough-Love with Torah

The Torah says that murderers, kidnappers, and insolent children are to be put to death. "He who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death" (Exodus 21:15). Of course, we would never advocate striking one's father or mother, but neither would we feel comfortable putting someone to death for doing so.

Fundamentals of Faith

Our Master told us that “out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” When God broke the silence and spoke to His creation at Mount Sinai, He spoke from the fullness of His heart. Each law and commandment, no matter how small or seemingly irrelevant, communicates a piece of revelation from God.

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