Rabbi Eric Tokajer

  • The Most Misunderstood Verse in the Bible

    The Most Misunderstood Verse in the Bible

    If you had to choose one verse to call the most misunderstood verse in the Bible, I believe a strong case could be made that Ephesians 5:22 is that verse. Speaking of submission, it says, “wives to your own husbands as to the Lord” (Eph. 5:22, TLV). If you don’t believe me, just do a Google

  • It Is Impossible for a Christian to Remain ‘Israel Adjacent’

    It Is Impossible for a Christian to Remain ‘Israel Adjacent’

    Around the world, antisemitism is growing once again at an alarming rate. As a Jew, this isn’t surprising, as every few hundred years the Jewish people become the scapegoat for some group of people. What does surprise me is the number of Christians who are joining their voices with those standing against Israel—Christians who, for

  • Obeying Parents Is Not the Same as Honoring Parents

    Obeying Parents Is Not the Same as Honoring Parents

    We live in a broken world filled with broken families—families in which many sons and daughters have been raised to believe in the G-D of the Bible and to be responsible to live by the Ten Commandments. Most understand and do what they can to keep these commandments, but an increasing number struggle with the

  • It Wasn’t the Stone That Killed Goliath

    It Wasn’t the Stone That Killed Goliath

    Neither was it the Israel Air Force that thwarted this week’s Iranian attack.  Like most of the world this past Saturday evening, I was glued to my television and cell phone as I watched in real time as Iran attacked Israel by firing a combination of over 300 missiles and drones toward Israel. Almost from

  • The Biblical Victory Not Written in the Bible

    The Biblical Victory Not Written in the Bible

    We all know there are many spiritual lessons we can learn from what is written about biblical heroes, such as Abraham, Moses and David. Entire books have been written to share lessons we can learn from reading what was written about Moses as he parted the Red Sea or from what was written about David

  • Antisemitism Watch: It Is Purim Again

    Antisemitism Watch: It Is Purim Again

    A person would have to be blind and deaf to not see and acknowledge that antisemitism is increasing dramatically globally, and not just among the usual suspects. Today, we find marches calling for the destruction of Israel and the death of the Jews, not only in countries where it has been the norm for decades

  • Did Moses Love G-D?

    Did Moses Love G-D?

    One of the heroes we read about in the early books of the Bible is Moses. Moses was an Israelite, born during the time of Israel’s captivity in Egypt, who became the leader of the Israelite people during their slavery and who led them all the way to the border of the promised land. His

  • Run as if Your Life Depends on It

    Run as if Your Life Depends on It

    Recently, my grandson hit his very first home run while playing baseball. Actually, what he hit was a single to the third baseman, who missed catching the ball. As my grandson ran to first base, the third-base player picked up the ball and threw it to the first baseman, who missed the ball, allowing it

  • How Being Stiff-Necked and Spirit-Filled Go Together

    How Being Stiff-Necked and Spirit-Filled Go Together

    One of the most troubling events in the Torah is when the children of Israel made a golden calf while Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the tablets of stone from G-D. Just think about what is taking place. The Israelites can see the fire lighting on the mountain, and they have heard the voice

  • Moral Failure in Leadership: Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater

    Moral Failure in Leadership: Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater

    I have been serving in ministry for over 40 years now, and during this time, I can’t count the number of ministry leaders who have fallen to sin’s temptation. Because of modern technology, many of these men and women have been well known, so their transgressions have been very public. The notoriety of these leaders

  • ‘They Beheld God’: Have You Had This Supernatural Experience?

    ‘They Beheld God’: Have You Had This Supernatural Experience?

    In Exodus 24, one of the most amazing events in the entire Bible takes place. We find it as we read the narrative of Moses receiving the stone tablets on Mount Sinai. At the start of the chapter, we find G-D inviting Moses, Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, as well as the 70 elders, to come

  • Discover Moses’ Divine Secret to Lasting Peace

    Discover Moses’ Divine Secret to Lasting Peace

    When I read the Bible, I love to look for unusual events or sayings or patterns. Many times, these little things may seem unimportant, so we don’t pay much attention to them. However, I have found that whenever the Bible repeats itself, there is always a reason for the extra. The Bible contains no redundancies,

  • Messianic Rabbi: The Best Thing About the Story of Jonah

    Messianic Rabbi: The Best Thing About the Story of Jonah

    I am so thankful that the book of Jonah was included in our Bibles because this short book provides one of the most powerful and encouraging messages, not just in the Old Testament, but in the entire Bible. The book begins this way: “Now the word of Adonai came to Jonah, son of Amittai, saying:

  • Feeling Out of Breath? Try This Biblical Remedy

    Feeling Out of Breath? Try This Biblical Remedy

    For many of us, the last few months or years have been overwhelming and difficult, especially for those of us who believe what the Bible says. There are wars in many countries, including Israel. There have been earthquakes, tsunamis, blizzards and other weather related events. The world of politics is swirling around us—not just in

  • What a ’65 Thunderbird Taught Me About True Transformation

    What a ’65 Thunderbird Taught Me About True Transformation

    Ever since I was 13 years old, I have wanted a 1965 Thunderbird convertible. Actually, the truth is that ever since I was 13, I wanted a 1965 Thunderbird convertible as a project car. The reason I have wanted that particular automobile for nearly 50 years is because I watched a family friend restore one. 

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