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While Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation is the home assembly for Rabbi Steve Berkson, all of his teachings are produced and distributed through the umbrella organization of Messianic Torah Observant Insrael (M.T.O.I.). All of the teachings produced by M.T.O.I. can be found by clicking here.
We would love to have you come and meet us personally if the opportunity should ever avail itself. But in the meantime, you can always join us each Shabbat online. We stream our services via YouTube, starting at 1:15 PM EST / 12:15 CST. Our services feature a time of praise and worship, corporate prayer, Hebraic liturgy, and the oft time humorous and always challenging, in-depth teachings of Rabbi Berkson. You can watch LIVE by clicking play below starting at 1:00 PM EST / 12:00 CST. Connect with others via the chat box while you wait for the service to start. The service starts when Rabbi Berkson sounds the shofar.
Or you can watch us on YouTube, by clicking here. Either way, we would love to have you join us!
Since we are joining each other online, we sometimes face technical challenges. This means that you might not be able to see or understand the liturgy as it is being streamed. In an effort to improve your online participation, we have created this page so that you can download anything that we make available. For starters, we are providing a PDF of our Shabbat liturgy. Feel free to download, print, and share this liturgy with anyone that you are worshipping with.
Were you unable to watch the service live due to a scheduling conflict or a difference in timezones? Then watch the archive for a time of praise and worship, prayer, and teaching. All past services streamed via YouTube can be found online here. We recognize the importance of experiencing the whole service and not just the teachings. Even though we are a virtual congregation, we want to provide an experience that is as close as possible to being part of a physical assembly.
You can connect to our YouTube page to see the upcoming events, access all the archived services, and see the teachings released by clicking here.
Covenant Community 101: Discovering Your Identity - Part 2
About this teaching:
Some say that Yeshua of Nazareth cannot be The Messiah because in His lineage there is a Moabite, Ruth the Moabitess. Moabites and Ammonites, the people who descended from Lot through the incestuous relationship with his daughters, are never to be a part of the assembly of Yahweh. Rabbi Steve Berkson delivers a blistering blow to this argument and at the same time teaches us about understanding our identity. What is a “stranger”? What do we not see when we read our English translations of the Bible? Rabbi Steve takes us to Exodus 12 to show us what we’ve been missing.
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