jewish views of jesus

Book Review: Jesus through Jewish Eyes
December 28, 2012
Author: Matt Sieger

Book Title: Jesus Through Jewish Eyes Author: Beatrice Bruteau Date Published: August 6, 2001 Publisher: Orbis Books; First Edition edition Genre: 1. Christology2. Comparative Religion3. Judaism ISBN: 978-1570753886 Reviewer: Matt Sieger Jesus through Jewish Eyes: Rabbis and Scholars Engage an Ancient Brother in a New Conversation In the preface to Jesus through Jewish Eyes, editor…

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Here Comes the New Wave
December 26, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

The Latest Generation of Jewish Scholars Gives Us Its Take on Jesus The past several years have seen a “new wave” of Jewish publications about Jesus and the New Testament. In 2011, The Jewish Annotated New Testament (JANT) was published, the first time the entire New Testament has been presented to Jews and Christians by…

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Here Comes the New Wave
October 4, 2012

The Latest Generation of Jewish Scholars Give Us Their Take on Jesus and Jewishness If you could go back a few centuries to a shtetl in Eastern Europe—or even to the early 1900s in the Lower East Side of New York City—and ask, Who do you think Jesus is?, you might receive a response like…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #7 The Gospel According to Shmuley
July 20, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 1, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Jewish Life3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295781 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: July 20, 2012 The Rest of Kosher Jesus in One Easy Blog The Gospel According to Shmuley Having read the…

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“Jesus Jews” of a Different Kind
June 8, 2012

The Politico headline read “Jews for Jesus pays Rick Santorum $6000 to speak.” This was news to me! We quickly assured people that Jews for Jesus has not featured any politicians at our gatherings, nor would we be backing any particular candidate for president.

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“Kosher Jesus” – #6 Jewish Law
May 24, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 1, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Jewish Life3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295781 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: July 20, 2012 I’ll keep this one short: “Huh?” According to Boteach, the New Testament tries to paint Jesus as…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #5 Jesus the Rabbi
May 1, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 2, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology 2. Jewish Life 3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295782 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: April 14, 2012 Chapter 4 – Jesus the Rabbi Rabbi Boteach’s takeaway in this chapter is simple: to…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #4 Pharisees, Sadducees & Zealots
April 14, 2012

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 2, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology 2. Jewish Life 3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295782 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: May 1, 2012 Chapter 3 – The Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Zealots Now as I’m back from…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #3 Romans and Jews
March 5, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 2, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Jewish Life3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295782 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: March 5, 2012 Chapter 2, “Romans and Jews” I’m back from my vacation hiatus in Las Vegas, where I took…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #2 The Rabbi and the Stranger
February 6, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 2, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Jewish Life3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295782 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: February 6, 2012 Chapter 1, “The Rabbi and the Stranger” Boteach relies foundationally, as we saw last time, on scholar…

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“Kosher Jesus” – #1 Jesus Maccabee?
February 3, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Kosher Jesus Author: Shmuley Boteach Date Published: February 2, 2012 Publisher: Gefen Publishing House; First Edition (US) First Printing edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Jewish Life3. Biographies ISBN: 978-9652295782 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: February 2, 2012 #1 Jesus Maccabee? I’ve begun reading Shmuley Boteach’s Kosher Jesus, having received my review copy a few…

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You Take Jesus, I’ll Take God
January 31, 2012

Book Title: You Take Jesus, I’ll Take God Author: Samuel Levine Date Published: June 1980 Publisher: Hamoroh Pr Genre: 1. Jewish Life2. Religious Studies3. Theology ISBN: 978-0960475414 Reviewer: Jews for Jesus Review Date: January 31, 2012 Overview As a Christian, it is difficult not to be offended by the presentation of Levine’s book. As a…

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The Sound and the Fury: Kosher Jesus
January 18, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson


It’s not officially out just yet (that should come about February 1st), but Shmuley Boteach’s latest book Kosher Jesus is already, in a very public way, running the gamut of Jewish responses. Just google “Kosher Jesus” and you’ll have enough reading material for an entire airplane ride.

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What Other Jewish Authors Say About Jesus
August 28, 2011

Read the lead article to see what Jewish novelist Andrew Klavan says about Jesus. Sholem Asch (1880-1957), who wrote in Yiddish, was one of the most famous Jewish writers of his day. He wrote historical novels about New Testament themes; his Nazarene in 1939 propelled him to world prominence. He wrote more than 50 novels,…

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Some Jewish Views of Jesus
June 30, 2011

I couldn’t help writing on Jesus. Since I first met him he has held my mind and heart. I grew up, you know, on the border of Poland and Russia, which was not exactly the finest place in the world for a Jew to sit down and write a life of Jesus Christ. Yet even…

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Did He Or Didn’t He? Jewish Views of the Resurrection of Jesus
April 24, 2011
Author: David M.

Jewish scholars have paid more attention to the person of Yeshua (Jesus) in the last hundred years than they have in the previous nineteen hundred.

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Book Review: The Year of Living Biblically
January 26, 2011
Author: Matt Sieger

A few years back, A.J. Jacobs, editor at large for Esquire magazine and a secular Jew, decided to live one year attempting to keep every commandment in the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. Then he wrote about it in the New York Times bestseller, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

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Heat and Light: A review of The Christian and the Pharisee
January 19, 2007

Book Title: The Christian and the Pharisee Author: R.T. Kendall and David Rosen Date Published: January 3, 2007 Publisher: FaithWords ISBN: 978-0446697347 Reviewer: David Brickner In today’s “politically correct” environment, honest and respectful debate over religious differences is an increasingly endangered species. This is especially true in the long tradition of theological disputations between Jews…

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The Turning Point in World History
October 1, 2005

A brief commentary on Klinghoffer’s book Why the Jews Rejected Jesus.

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A Family Affair

The New Testament is fair in pointing out both Jewish rejection and acceptance of Jesus. Some, however, have chosen to emphasize Jesus’ times of tension and conflict with the Jewish community and have therefore concluded that Jesus’ relationship with the Jewish community was one of mutual animosity. But what is missed is that this was…

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When Fiction is Stranger than Truth: a Closer Look at The Da Vinci Code
July 1, 2004

Does this popular American novel reveal religious truth to its readers?

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Breaking The Da Vinci Code: Answers to the Questions Everyone’s Asking

Book Title: Breaking The Da Vinci Code: Answers to the Questions Everyone’s Asking Author: Darrell L. Bock Date Published: April 4, 2006 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc Genre: 1. Saints 2. Deals in Books 3. Christianity ISBN: 978-0785280149 Reviewer: Jews for Jesus Of all the books responding to The Da Vinci Code, Darrell L. Bock’s Breaking…

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A Further Question
May 1, 2004

Modern Judaism eschews the idea that a man can be God, and this is often cited as an objection to the messiahship of Jesus. But Zechariah forces us to consider the validity of this objection, as the prophet repeatedly refers to the Messiah-king figure as Lord.” Zechariah 14:9: “The Lord will be king over the…

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Question Authority
December 1, 2002
Author: Moishe Rosen

In the ’70s many of us were inspired, instructed and even informed by bumper stickers. Some people used their bumpers to speak out, others to talk back. One Christian group had a bumper sticker that proclaimed, We found it,” to which a group of Jewish people countered with their own bumper sticker declaring, “We never…

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