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Does Acts 21 confirm that Paul taught against Torah-observance for Jews? According to Rabbi Michael Skobac of Jews for Judaism, Acts 21 shows Paul's "real position" was that Jews should stop obeying the Torah. I walk through the whole account of Acts 21.17-26 to demonstrate that it says the exact opposite! Acts 21 shows that Paul was a Torah-observant Jew himself and taught other Jewish followers of Jesus to do the same.
00:00 - Introduction
1:26 - Rabbi Michael Skobac's Objection in Acts 21
2:38 - Responding to Rabbi Michael Skobac's Objection in Acts 21
12:05 - Was Paul just 'becoming a Jew to the Jews'? (1 Corinthians 9)
16:54 - Deeper Analysis of Acts 21.17-26
19:54 - What does 'zealous for the Law' mean?
23:20 - What is a Nazirite vow?
26:48 - How did the rumor about Paul in Acts 21 start?
32:10 - Summary and Conclusion
Covenantal responsibility is as Rabbi Russ Resnik says, “to live as members of a people chosen by God and given in Scripture a unique set of instructions and obligations; to live in a way that contributes to the survival and destiny of the Jewish people.”
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Full video where I get the clip of Rabbi Michael Skobac
Dr. Mark Nanos's website