Lectures and Sermons

This page is provides videos, audio recordings and text documents of sermons, talks and lectures given by the Rabbis and members of Zera Avraham.  


Some of these are from our Ta Shema monthly lecture series to help Christians understand Scripture from a Jewish perspective.  "Ta Shema" means "Come and Learn". It is a rabbinic term used to introduce an explanation for a difficult subject. 

September 18, 2019

It has been on my heart as we prepare ourselves spiritually in this month of Elul, to talk about having right relationships with G-d and others.

First, I would like to read some scriptures from Tanakh and the Besorah:

Matthew 5-7

In the Beatitudes, Yeshua lays the groundw...

November 12, 2018

וְאֵ֛לֶּה תּוֹלְדֹ֥ת יִצְחָ֖ק בֶּן־אַבְרָהָ֑ם

“V’eileh tol’dot Yitzhak ben-Avraham.”

“These are the generations of Isaac, son of Abraham.”

Parashat Toldot gives us the backstory on Eisav and Yaakov, Esau and Jacob who become Edom and Israel. Toldot speaks of the conflict...

October 22, 2018

The young man stood amongst the debris. Shattered torsos, crumbled arms, broken legs… clay and stone that moments before had posed as gods littered the ground. As his father’s footsteps echoed in the hall, he quickly planted a stick into the still hand of a large idol—...

October 8, 2018

A bus is traveling from Bnai Brak to Jerusalem, nearly full, mostly with Chassidim. At the last stop, a scantily clad young woman boards the bus and finds a seat next to one of the Chassidim. Clearly uncomfortable, he squirms for a while and then reaches into his knaps...

September 24, 2018

With Parshat Haazinu we’ve climbed to one of the peaks of Jewish spirituality in Torah. For a month Moshe had taught the people. This is our book of Devarim, Deuteronomy. He told them of their history and destiny, and the laws that would make theirs a unique society of...

September 4, 2018

Good morning everyone. We’re going to start with a survey. Raise your hand and keep it up if you can answer yes to any of these questions:

Have you ever moved to a new house or a new city?

Have you ever switched to a new school or started a new job?

Have you ever gotten m...

Antoine Levy, OP, Dr. Mark Kinzer and Dr. David Rudolph

The first International and Interconfessional Congress of Jewish Disciples of Jesus met at the Kings University, Dallas for four days of discussions. More than forty congregational leaders and theologians from Mess...

March 10, 2018

Chazak, chazak v’nitchazek!

Like we did today, we traditionally ready these words 5 times a year as we finish each book of the Torah. If you listen carefully to this phrase in Hebrew, you’ll notice that we are pretty much saying the same word “chazak” three times in rep...

March 20, 2016

 A lecture on how Judaism and Christianity became separate religions.


March 20, 2016

A discussion of Richard Hays' book Reading Backwards on how to understand the New Testament (Besorah).



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