Yosef Koelner

Yosef Koelner
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Yosef Koelner was born in Chicago and raised in a Jewish home that his parents characterized as “Orthodox”. At birth he was given two first names, an English one, Harvey, and a Hebrew name, Yosef, which was given to him in remembrance of his mother’s deceased brother, Chaim Yosef. Rabbi Yosef’s education includes but is not limited to a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Illinois State University and a MA in Jewish Studies from Gratz College as well as a Doctor of Practical Ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute. He also graduated from Ulpan Alef (Hebrew language studies) Katsrin, Israel. Additional studies include The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and an Orthodox Yeshivah in Tzfat Yisrael. His ministry spans four decades and he is currently the Rabbi of Kehilat Bet Avinu. He can be contacted at ravko@ix.netcom.com Yosef Koelner was born in Chicago and raised in a Jewish home that his parents characterized as “Orthodox”. At birth he was given two first names, an English one, Harvey, and a Hebrew name, Yosef, which was given to him in remembrance of his mother’s deceased brother, Chaim Yosef. Rabbi Yosef’s education includes but is not limited to a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Illinois State University and a MA in Jewish Studies from Gratz College as well as a Doctor of Practical Ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute. He also graduated from Ulpan Alef (Hebrew language studies) Katsrin, Israel. Additional studies include The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and an Orthodox Yeshivah in Tzfat Yisrael. His ministry spans four decades and he is currently the Rabbi of Kehilat Bet Avinu. He can be contacted at ravko@ix.netcom.com

The virus of being offended

Yosef writes, "During my forty six years as a believer I have noticed that within the body of Yeshua’s followers there has been a rampant and constant outbreak of 'the virus of being offended'.”

Maiyim Chaim – Living Water

Yosef writes, "To enable you to understand the profound significance of the phrase “maiyim chaim” let me share with you the following story."

Incensed – The importance of being honest

Yosef writes, "Therefore, as God’s dear children let us make every effort to avoid deceiving and manipulative words and walk uprightly with integrity and a clear conscience."

Emunah and Bitachon – The two elements of faith

Yosef writes, "The Scriptures clearly teach that without faith it is impossible to please Adonoi. (Hebrews 11:1) However, the English word translated “faith” does not completely convey it’s significance..."

Secular or Sacred Time – Whose Clock Rules Your Life?

Yosef writes, "Time is one of the most precious commodities that HaShem has given to mankind. The Almighty has given every person on this planet 144 hours a week (The first through the sixth day of the week) for their personal use and 24 hours a week (Shabbat or the seventh day of the week) to set apart and devote to Him."

L’Chaim – Choose Life!

Yosef writes, "My Brothers and Sisters - In all of your relationships “choose life” because this is the will of God in Messiah Yeshua concerning You!"

The Inner Voice of the Shofar

Yosef writes, "Eliyah HaNavi, Yermiyahu, and the woman with internal bleeding each endured a season of mental, emotional, and physical suffering until they each woke up to the inner 'Kol Shofar' which is the 'Voice of God.'"

The Prayer At The Window – Part Two

Yosef writes, "The purpose of this article is to explain the essential nature of "Adonai" as we explore the meaning and significance of His Covenant Name."

The Prayer at the Window

Yosef writes, "The purpose of this article is provide insight into the way that Yeshua and his talmidim understood the dynamics of the “Priestly Blessing”, so that we as Yeshua’s Kohanim and holy nation might transmit this blessing more effectively!"

Power From on High – Shavuot, Sivan 6, 30 C.E.

Yosef writes, "The Book of Acts records one of the most anticipated events in the history of the Kingdom of Heaven [which] took place on Shavuot."

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