Issues 04:09 How Jewish is a Jew for Jesus?
Jewish believers in Jesus are often accused by fellow Jews of not being Jewish enough in their practice. At the same time, there have always been believers in Jesus who labeled as legalism” any attempts by Jewish believers to keep Jewish practices. By legalism they usually mean an attempt to win God’s favor or their […]
The Jews—God’s People Photographs by Hilla and Max Jacoby, &169;1984, Daybreak Books, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI, 245 pp, $49.95, hardbound. It somehow seems strange that a photo essay of Israel and her people isn’t a more common sight in bookstores today, considering the tiny but strategic nation’s prominent place in world news. This […]
A potential convert to Judaism once came to Shammai1—so the story goes—and asked him, How many Torahs do you have?” The stern Shammai replied, “Two—the Written Torah (the Law of Moses), and the Oral Torah (the Rabbinical traditions).” The man said, “Well, I’ll convert to Judaism on the condition that you teach me only the […]
As I wander in the desert, abandon old idols of gold and silver and take His easy and gentle yoke upon me. Looking back, I see a trail tracing my steps back to Egypt. I can weigh myself down again with those gold and silver chains of slavery at any time. Except that, as I […]
How do I then answer you, my heart dumb and dull as my tongue; as memories crowd and force their way like people on market day. Why not leave buried in sand all I murdered with that Egyptian? I grasp rough wool in my hands, not the heart of man; and live as one fled—an […]