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From Feast Days to Everyday

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio this Monday, February 26:
What are the practical applications of living a Torah observant life? This question is harder than it seems. Consider what Yeshua said to the religious leaders of his day:
For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others (Matthew 23:23 NASB)
Those “weightier matters” of justice, mercy, and faithfulness are what centuries of sincere Christians have tried to live out, with varying degrees of success and failure. Yet now we have a Torah Awakening that is opening our eyes to the other part of Yeshua’s instruction: “these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.”
It’s those “other things” that are so puzzling. It may start with conscious efforts to observe Shabbat (Sabbath) and the Feasts of the Lord, but how does this Torah-honoring lifestyle work for people who are not used to it?
Mike and CJ Cannon don’t have all the answers, but they are asking the questions and doing their best to share what they have learned. These founders of Cannon Keepsakes have built a business on Torah principles. Not only that, they are active in connecting with other Torah-observant families and business owners in the interest of helping one another find the right way forward.
Mike Cannon joins us on this edition of The Remnant Road to tell us their story. How did they start on this path? What adjustments have they made? What are the pitfalls they have encountered? And what joys and blessings have surprised them along the way?
This is one of those practical discussions that you will want to hear!
 

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


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Sounds of Silence

Worth a contemplative look. With thanks to my friend Akpene Torku!


Sounds of Silence

Originally posted on And the Adventure Continues

Just putting this out there. I really enjoyed it…

And before you get your pants in a wad, I love it for the fact that it encourages us to take a break, not to eschew technology for ever. So calm yourselves, children.

via Sounds of Silence

Singing All The Way Home

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio this Monday, February 19:

What is a “song of ascents”? It’s a joyful song ancient Hebrews sang when they were going up to the mountain of the Lord – the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Here’s an example:

A Song of Ascents, of David.

I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

Our feet are standing
Within your gates, O Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, that is built
As a city that is compact together;
To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord
An ordinance for Israel—
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For there thrones were set for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
“May peace be within your walls,
And prosperity within your palaces.”
For the sake of my brothers and my friends,
I will now say, “May peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,

I will seek your good. (Psalm 122 NASB)

Songs of ascent are not just an ancient Israeli thing. Hebrews still make songs of ascent today, expressing in music their love for their Creator and desire to be in His presence in Israel, the Covenant Land He promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and where He placed His Name.

Want an example? Listen to the latest song by Will Spires, which he calls by the simple name, “Home.”

Will returns to The Remnant Road to share the story of “Home,” and to tell us about All That Remains, Vol. 1, the album he just released on CDBaby.com. What goes into his music? And what else is he doing in ministry for the Kingdom of our Messiah? Quite a lot! Join us and hear from the heart of a brother gifted not only with amazing talents, but with a desire to use them all for the glory of our God.

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2018.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

How do I mourn?

We have special show on Hebrew Nation Radio this coming Monday, February 12:

Death is certain. How do we approach it?
It is inevitable that we must say farewell to loved ones. Every culture has ways of doing so with honor, respect, and dignity. In Christian traditions in the West, this is most visible in military funerals – honoring not only warriors who have laid down their lives, but the ones they have left behind.
Jewish tradition also deals with loss in deeply moving, respectful, and honorable ways rooted not only in centuries of tradition, but ultimately in the Torah. This brings up an important question: what is there in Jewish practice that could help the Body of Messiah process the loss of loved ones?
This is a question Theresa Bates can help us answer. She has learned much about how to help others in making end of life decisions, and taking care of people when they die. This is the purpose of her ministry, Peaceful Passages. She joins us on The Remnant Road to address a very important subject most of us, quite honestly, are not ready to consider. Theresa will help us with counsel on questions it probably has not even occurred to us to ask. Come along with us on this journey. You will be glad you did.

About the pictures: The cover image for this show is a collage of pictures depicting honors and mourning in memory of the dead. At top left is a relative mourning at the funeral procession of Yoav Hattab, one of four Jewish victims in the Paris Kosher market terror attack of January 13, 2015 (photo: Ben Kelmer/Flash90, via The Times of Israel). In the center are the gravestones of J.A.Z. Susskind and A.F. Tillyer, two British soldiers killed in Europe near the end of World War II and interred at the Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery, The Netherlands. At top right is a photo of young Christian Golczynski receiving the flag that had draped the coffin of his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marcus Golczynski, who died in Iraq in 2007 (photo: Aaron Thompson/Daily News Journal).
The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.

© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2018.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Published at last! – Ten Parts in the King

After months of preparation, we are glad to say that Ten Parts in the King is now available!

Key of David Publishing began filling orders yesterday (January 25), so if you have already ordered a copy, you should be receiving it in a few days. If you haven’t yet placed an order, just click on this button:And why should you order a copy of Ten Parts in the King? That’s a question we did our best to answer at our book launch on January 21. It was an intimate event with a small gathering of friends and family at M. Judson Booksellers in Greenville, South Carolina. We had hoped to live stream the book launch on Facebook, but that proved a technological challenge beyond our ability to conquer. We did record it, though, and hopefully in the next few days will be able to post the video.

David Altman of Key of David Publishing facilitated the book launch.

David Altman, representing our publisher, presided over the event, and both of us had opportunity to share some thoughts. The story of the book’s origins is something we explain in more detail elsewhere (such as in our radio interview on Reunion Roadmap). What we shared at the book launch focused more on our hopes for Ten Parts in the King: that it might reach our brothers and sisters in traditional Christian churches who may not yet understand exactly what the covenant nation of Israel is, and their relation to it. Our remarks included a challenge to our audience to place the book in the hands of their pastors, teacher, friends, and family. We believe Ten Parts in the King is a revolutionary tool for awakening our brethren to a very important part of their identity that they may never have considered before. Moreover, we believe it is something that will help explain why Christianity and Judaism continue to exist side by side – in fact, as the Two Witnesses to God’s redemptive plan for all nations.

Authors Pete Rambo and Al McCarn field questions from the audience.

It always helps to speak before a receptive audience, and that was the case at M. Judson Booksellers last Sunday. The size of the crowd was not so important to us as the purpose of the event: not only to celebrate the launch of our book, but to offer prayers of dedication that it might be used in the hands of the Almighty in His work of restoring His Kingdom. Our good friends Tommy and Dorothy Wilson offered those prayers, after which they led us in singing the Shema (Hear O Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is One! Blessed be the name of His glorious kingdom, forever and ever!)

That part of the program caught the attention of a Jewish lady from Charleston who happened to be visiting Greenville that day. It puzzled her to encounter people who said the Shema, wore tzittzits, and seemed to be Jewish, but identified as followers of Messiah Yeshua. We had a pleasant conversation with her, and she parted with a signed copy of the book.

Tommy and Dorothy Wilson lead prayers of dedication for Ten Parts in the King.

What happens next is largely up to our readers! We have ideas for future projects, including expanding our website and taking Ten Parts in the King on the road for speaking and teaching events as opportunities arise. If you are interested in having one or both of us come to your fellowship, church, synagogue, or other group, just email at editor@tenpartsintheking.com.

Of course, we are not the first to present such a message, nor will we be the last. Key of David Publishing has been a voice for this same message for a generation, and still offers a number of relevant works by Batya and Angus Wootten, Ephraim Frank, and others that amplify this message from a number of perspectives. Ten Parts in the King is the first of a new generation of publications that will carry that message forward in days to come. Plans for these new works are in progress, so watch for updates!

The authors with their book.

The fun job of autographing books!

 

 

 

 

Source: Published at last! – Ten Parts in the King


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Documenting Redemption: A Review of Ten From the Nations: Torah Awakening Among Non-Jews, by Rivkah Lambert Adler

The history of humanity is filled with mothers in all eras and all cultures saying to their children the equivalent of, “I don’t care if you don’t like how that tastes. Eat it; it’s good for you.” In my case, it was broccoli, but I can imagine children around the world sitting glumly in front of their food as their mothers tell them they won’t grow up big and strong unless they finish their borscht, ceviche, pho, or ugali. God created mothers to be right about such things, which is why each generation survives and (depending on the degree to which they listen to Mom) thrives.

This principle works just as well regarding nourishment for the mind, soul, and spirit as for the body. That is why those who persevere in reading and studying even when the subject matter is uncomfortable tend to come out much better in the end – smarter, wiser, more tolerant, and better able to cooperate with others in the interest of a greater good. Rivkah Lambert Adler has provided rich nourishment of this sort in her book, Ten From the Nations: Torah Awakening Among Non-Jews.

The groundbreaking aspect of Ten From the Nations is that Adler is among the first (perhaps the first) Jewish scholars to document the global phenomenon of Christians coming to an appreciation of Torah. She describes the phenomenon this way:

All over the world, current and former Christians are becoming aware of Torah. They are learning about, and implementing, what most of the world thinks of as Jewish practices, including celebrating Shabbat [Sabbath] and the Biblical holidays. They are refraining from eating pork and shellfish. They are studying Torah and seeing the Land of Israel, and especially the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, in a new light. They are building positive relationships with the Jewish people.

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Land of Poverty?

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio on Monday, December 4:

The average monthly salary for a person in the United States is $3,214.22.* The average salary in Israel is $2,583.51. The average Israeli is already starting out with a net income at least one-fifth less than his or her American counterpart, but that might not be a problem if the cost of living is less.

But it isn’t.

Some things cost less, but many everyday items cost much more. Gasoline, for example, is $2.35 per gallon ($0.62 per liter) in the US, but $6.48 per gallon ($1.71 per liter) in Israel. Then there is clothing: a pair of jeans costs $41.48 in the US, but $90.06 in Israel. Running shoes are $73.34 in America, but $122.20 in Israel. And a nice summer dress from a good store? An American would pay $34.31, but an Israeli $56.73.

The statistics go on like this. It’s hard enough imagining how to make ends meet if one is gainfully employed, but what about newly arrived olim (immigrants)? How do they get along as they struggle to learn the language of their new home? What if they are refugees who have arrived with nothing? What if they’re not refugees, but still have families to feed and clothe in one of the most expensive countries in the world?

This is reality in Israel. We think of it as the Holy Land of Promise, and it is exactly that. However, it is not easy living there. That’s why we asked Jessica Katz to be our guest on this show. Jessica is the Director of Yad Leah, a volunteer organization dedicated to collecting and distributing clothing to Israelis who need it. This may seem like a small thing, but as she will explain, meeting the clothing needs of a struggling family makes a tremendous difference in their ability to survive and thrive.

This is a story of hope. As you listen to it, you will begin to realize the depth of poverty in Israel, and the transformative power of clothing.

Want to know more? Visit www.yadleah.org.

Also check out this short video on Yad Leah’s winter fundraising campaign:

https://clothingforisrael.causevox.com/

*Statistics generated by www.numbeo.com

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.

© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2017.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Picture of the Week 11/21/17

God wants us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. He created laboratories for us to learn how. They are called families.

 


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2017.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Picture of the Week 11/15/17

Perhaps the greatest lesson in studying Scripture is questions asked in one part of the book have answers and echoes in other parts – but the sound doesn’t come through clearly unless we lay down our preconceived notions and listen as a little child.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2017.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Publication Update: Just Waiting on Congress – Ten Parts in the King

We’re in that tedious part of the final stages of publication: we’ve done all we can do, and now we’re waiting on other people to do their part. Specifically, we’re waiting on the Library of Congress to issue us a control number. That’s the last thing before Ten Parts in the King goes to the printer. Then we get to work with the printer to make sure the proof is just right, and when we’re all satisfied, the print run begins.

Sounds tedious, doesn’t it? But fear not! Every day gets us one step closer to having this work available to the reading public. In the meantime, we’re gathering our thoughts for follow-on articles on this website. With Ten Parts in the King as the foundation, we hope to present a continuing series of posts to expand on subjects we just didn’t have opportunity to cover adequately in the book.

Thomas Jefferson was instrumental in establishing the Library of Congress as the national library of the United States. Now we’re only waiting on the LOC to record our book before it goes to print!

Keep watching this site! We’ll provide updates as the news comes in. In the meantime, if you’re inclined to help finance the first printing, click on the donate button below. We have had tremendous response in the last two weeks, and are only a few hundred dollars short of the full amount. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far!

To donate any amount, please click on the button below: That’s all for now! If you have any questions, please contact us at editor@tenpartsintheking.com. And, help us spread the word!

Source: Publication Update: Just Waiting on Congress – Ten Parts in the King


© Albert J. McCarn and Peter G. Rambo, 2017, all rights reserved.  For requests to use and/or duplicate original material on Ten Parts in the King send a request at the Contact Us page, or send email to editor@tenpartsintheking.com.
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