Passover Seder - With Rabbi Jonathan Bernis from Jerusalem Part I


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1 Shawn Bose = "Read more about the Holidays detailed in Leviticus here."
2 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Please do not confuse "Messianics" with Judaism. "Rabbi" Bernis is a pastor who's main objective is to convert Jews to the Christian faith. He is not recognized authoritatively by any of the Jewish denominations [Orthodox, Conservative & Reform] and as such does not represent the Jewish faith. It's important to let your readers know that Messianic Judaism is not part of Judaism, but is recognized as a Christian denomination."
3 Cary W = "This is a great video for the world beliefs of two separate religions are seamlessly merged together as a Messianic Jewish Rabbi celebrates the Passover meal, one of histories oldest biblical festivals, is celebrated in light of its meaning in the work of G-d in Christ Jesus."
4 Shawn Bose = "Learn more about the Seder dinner through these explanations."
5 Cary W = "The new covenant of God with people, revealed in the glorious work of Jesus, is based on the Torah, and work G-d was performing in a chosen people."
6 Cary W = "Jesus and the disciples reclined at the feast table, because for the 1500 years the Passover was celebrated, this was a significant part of the feast.  Only free people are given the grace to rest or recline, and the Passover represents God bringing His people out of slavery and captivity, making us one and all, free!"
7 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Shawn, there are a number of guiding principles which provide a framework for the Jewish belief system, among them are Maimonides 13 Principles of Jewish faith which were codified in the 11th century. These principles, while always part and parcel of Judaism were written down as a result of persecution and assimilation by the Christian community. If Judaism can be condensed into a single sentence - Shema Yisrael Hashem Elokainu Hashem Echad - Hear O' Israel, the Lord is our God the Lord is One, would be it. This statement of faith addresses the unity of God and our ability to communicate directly with the God of Israel without a mediator [i.e. Moses, Jesus, etc.]. In essence, Judaism believes that all mankind has a direct connection to the Creator without the need for an intercessor to plead on our behalf. The ability to repent, confess our sins directly to God and be forgiven (Teshuvah) is central to all 3 branches of Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative & Reform).Maimonides 13 Principles of Jewish faith are:1. Belief in the existence of the Creator, who is perfect in every manner of existence and is the Primary Cause of all that exists.2. The belief in G-d's absolute and unparalleled unity.3. The belief in G-d's non-corporeality, nor that He will be affected by any physical occurrences, such as movement, or rest, or dwelling.4. The belief in G-d's eternity.5. The imperative to worship G-d exclusively and no foreign false gods.6. The belief that G-d communicates with man through prophecy.7. The belief in the primacy of the prophecy of Moses our teacher.8. The belief in the divine origin of the Torah.9. The belief in the immutability of the Torah.10. The belief in G-d's omniscience and providence.11. The belief in divine reward and retribution.12. The belief in the arrival of the Messiah and the messianic era.13. The belief in the resurrection of the dead."
8 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Mister Bernis is making a statement that "he believes" there were only 3 cups of wine at the time of Jesus and it was the third cup of wine that Jesus gave new meaning to. In addition, he calls the third cup, the cup of "redemption". Why? because he feels like it. Of course, there is no historical, traditional or theological basis within Judaism to support his theory and the third cup has never been called the cup of redemption. As he said "it's just something he chooses to believe", of course his congregants will never know the difference anyway.The reality of course is that the Passover Seder always contained 4 cups (plus Elijah's cup, which is the 5th) to symbolize the 4 expressions which God used when he redeemed the Jewish nation from Egypt. The Scripture states: (Exodus 6:6-8): a) "I shall take you out..." b) "I shall rescue you..." c) "I shall redeem you..." d) "I shall bring you..." These 4 expressions foreshadow the 4 exiles which the Jewish nation would endure (Babylonian, Median, Greek & Roman) and the final redemption which Elijah precedes. If you would like to gain insight on a Jewish Passover Seder from Jews, you should try, or"