Issues 06:03 The Pharisees

The Pharisees: Bad Guys or…?

It is human nature to want to neatly categorize and label ideas–as well as people! It’s not that we mean any harm by such an exercise; it just seems to make things more manageable, at least in theory, if not in reality. This desire to identify and categorize often results in a “hero and villain”…

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Jesus the Pharisee book

Jesus the Pharisee: A New Look at the Jewishness of Jesus

Book Title: Jesus the Pharisee: A New Look at the Jewishness of Jesus Author: Harvey Falk Date Published: August 19, 2003 Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub Genre: 1. History2. Judaism3. Old Testament ISBN: 978-1592443130 Reviewer: Jews for Jesus Jesus the Pharisee by Harvey Falk sets a high water mark for ecumenism, having been written by…

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Painting of Jerusalem at Night

Night in Jerusalem
Author: Jules Tavalin

  A cool canopy stretches the rim of the earth, -from the four corners drive the four winds of heaven; like caravans laden with splendor of Kings they bear perfume, clouds of spice and weave them with the Night in Jerusalem. The hot afternoon has flown, the dusk settles slowly, -dying shades of daylight stain…

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The Jewish Reclamation of Jesus

Book Title: The Jewish Reclamation of Jesus Author: Donald A. Hagner Date Published: April 1, 1997 Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub Genre: 1. Judaism ISBN: 978-1579100315 Reviewer: Jews for Jesus Donald A. Hagner, Associate Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, makes no bones about his “evangelical Christian” orientation. Neither does he claim to…

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In the Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos: The Blessed Scarf
Topics: vaysechvoos
Author: Susan Perlman

It was a little too big for a babushka and a little too small for a waist sash. The dark brown, ancient pattern against the lighter background seemed like something the Turks might have designed. The repeated lines and angular letters looked, at first glance, like the heathenish language. Yet upon closer inspection, the word…

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