There on the tree, Yeshua took on Himself the curse that was meant for us, accepting the penalty for our sins and experiencing for the first time what it felt like to be separated from God because of transgression.
Efforts within Judaism to bring about reconciliation between Jews and Gentiles include those of 170 Jewish leaders representing all branches of Judaism who have signed a statement indicating eight points of common ground and shared purpose between Christians and Jews.
Moses instructed the nation of Israel in the appointing of judges (called shoftim in Hebrew) and law enforcement officers (called shotrim) to administer justice. These judges and officers would not only teach but also interpret the laws of the Torah.
These two directions, the blessing and the curse, are to be proclaimed on two mountaintops in the Land: Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal.
This other Hebrew word for “love” is more difficult to translate into English. Chesed is a love that cannot be sentimentalized; it has the attributes of strength, steadfastness, loyalty and devotion that stem from a covenant between God and man or between men.