Vayakhel/Pekudei: The Heart of the Torah 5778
In this teaching Christopher discusses Exodus 35:4-5 and how this relates to g'milut chasadim, terumah, amd tzedakah. Christopher relates this to the 8 levels of charity talked about by the Rambam and how this is encompassed in the words of the Messiah as well holding this position as and ancient one within Judaism. Christopher also relates this to fulfillment of mitzvos and the spirit behind their fulfillment.
Vayakhel Studio Teaching
In this Torah Portion teaching Christopher discusses the concept of Am Echad, and how it can seem hard to be united in the Messianic Jewish faith, with so many different halakhot because we don't have a Beit Din, often times our ego gets in the way and a linear greek mindset. There is a maturity that must come when we differ on halakhot and Christopher discusses what the sages and the Scriptures says in relation to Exodus 30:1.
Vayakhel Shadows of the Messiah Study
In this weeks study Christopher and the group discuss Exodus 30:1 and how it alludes to Mashiach ben David, according to the sages and the concept of tzadakim and the living temple.
Pekudei Studio Teaching
Christopher discusses the attributes of Moshe that the sages say allowed Moshe to erect the beams of the Tabernacle and what this means in terms of our application of Torah in terms of the internal and the external being a mirror of one another
Pekudei Shadows of the Messiah Study
This week's study centers around the Mishkan and the Holy Temple and the inter reflecting the outer. At the beginning Christopher discusses the various calendars being propagated at this time and why it is we go by Hillel's calendar. All this and more.
These teachings are by Christopher Fredrickson and air on several Christian radio stations as well as Lapid Judaism Radio. In Brutal Planet, Christopher discusses the ties of the New Testament with Rabbinic Judaism.
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