Issues 21:07 Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein

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As a young rabbi, Isaac Lichtenstein (1825–1908) reprimanded a Jewish teacher from a communal school in his district for showing him a Bible containing a New Testament, took the book from him, and put it on a corner shelf. Thirty years later Lichtenstein opened the book . . . and it changed his life.
Check out his story of wrestling with what he had considered a “forbidden book.” Also learn about Genesis and Revelation—what some call the “bookends” of the Bible—and view some beautiful paintings that show just how Jewish this “forbidden” book really is!

Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein and the Discarded New Testament
Author: Matt Sieger

As a young rabbi, Isaac Lichtenstein (1825–1908) reprimanded a young man for showing him a Bible containing a New Testament, took the book from him, and put it on a corner shelf. Thirty years later Lichtenstein opened the book… and it changed his life.

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The Beginning and End of Time
Author: Matt Sieger

The Bible not only speaks of an end to this world, but also of a new beginning—a new heaven and a new earth. While the Hebrew Scriptures allude to this new world, the New Testament describes it in great detail.

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Multitudes: The Gospel of Matthew
Author: Matt Sieger

Jewish artist Steffi Geiser Rubin’s twenty paintings, commissioned especially for this project, dramatically portray the Jewish world of Jesus.

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