jewish authors

Bazyli Jocz: Believer and Shoah Martyr

Bazyli Jocz, a Jewish believer in Jesus who worked with the Church’s Ministry among Jewish People (CMJ) in Warsaw, Poland, was betrayed to the Gestapo and shot.

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For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

Book Title: For the Relief of Unbearable Urges Author: Nathan Englander Date Published: March 21, 2000 Publisher: Vintage Genre: 1. Short Stories2. Contemporary3. United States ISBN: 978-0375704437 Reviewer: David Brickner His lips are drawn and taut. His eyes are deep-set with remembrances. His mouth is turned up at the corners. But don’t mistake the expression […]

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Moses on the Witness Stand
Author: Scott Rubin

Book Title: Moses on the Witness Stand Author: Solomon Ostrovsky Date Published: 1991 Reviewer: Scott Rubin Review Date: March 1, 1995 Alongside daily devotionals (which provide a Scripture text, an illustration, and a thought to take with you for the day) and compilations of complete sermons on currently relevant topics, there exists a place for […]

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The Scapegoat

Book Title: The Scapegoat Author: Bruce H. Joffe Date Published: 1994 Publisher: Mentor Press ISBN: 978-0964214507 Reviewer: Melissa Moskowitz Review Date: March 1, 1995 What happens when David, a college-aged, handsome, agnostic Jewish man meets Charlotte, a pretty but somewhat naive evangelical Gentile Christian? Not what you might expect! Bruce Joffe’s The Scapegoat is based […]

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The White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall

Jesus and Jewish Art
Author: Rich Robinson

It has become fashionable among the modern day Jewish historians to present that controversial Jew, Jesus, in a favorable light. Yet, depictions of Jesus in Jewish art and literature remain rare. To be sure, Jewish literature has portrayed the encounter between Jews and Christians, between the world of the Jew and the foreign world of […]

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Not for Poetry Lovers Only
Author: Ruth Rosen

Book Title: Selected Poems of Jehudah Halevi Author: Jehudah Halevi Date Published: 1924 Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society of America Reviewer: Ruth Rosen The Selected Poems of Jehudah Halevi is not new, but perhaps the idea of reading such a book is new to some of the mishpochah. This book, compiled nearly seven decades ago […]

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The White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall

Jesus in Jewish Art
Author: Rich Robinson

It has become fashionable among the modern day Jewish historians to present that controversial Jew, Jesus, in a favorable light. Yet, depictions of Jesus in Jewish art and literature remain rare. To be sure, Jewish literature has portrayed the encounter between Jews and Christians, between the world of the Jew and the foreign world of […]

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Excerpt from When Being Jewish Was a Crime

The following is an excerpt from Rachmiel Frydland’s autobiography, When Being Jewish Was A Crime. The time is 1938 in pre-war Poland. Mr. Frydland, a yeshiva student, has come to believe in Jesus. Inevitably, the time has come to tell his parents: When I was in the yeshiva, I rarely wrote home, but now I […]

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