jewishness of jesus

Q&A: What Kind of Jew was Jesus?

The kind of Judaism Jesus represented is debated, but Judaism it was. For there was as yet nothing called “Christianity.”

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Will I Still Be Jewish If I Follow Jesus?
Author: Samuel Rood

God made you Jewish on purpose. What if faith in Jesus enables you to discover the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the One who has the final say on what being Jewish means?

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Who is Jesus? Meet the most famous Jew who ever lived.
Author: Susan Perlman

A point by point look at Jesus’ claims, attitudes, actions and how he has affected the world.

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Here Comes the New Wave

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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What Other Jewish Authors Say About Jesus

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

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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The Misunderstood Jew
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: The Misunderstood Jew Author: Amy-Jill Levine Date Published: November 20, 2007 Publisher: HarperOne; Reprint edition Genre: 1. History2. Judaism3. Historical Theology ISBN: 978-0061137785 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: January 30, 2007 Update: I’ve continuing reading through The Misunderstood Jew. Chapter Two is From Jewish Sect to Gentile Church” and is the least satisfactory…

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Marcia, Jesus was a Jew; he came for the Jewish people. He came for you.
Author: Allison S.

Those words were spoken to my mother by my friend’s mother when I was nine years old, and while they made a distinct impression on me, it wasn’t until sixteen years later that I considered them in a personal way. I grew up in an upper middle-class, Conservative Jewish home in the suburbs of Kansas….

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The Turning Point in World History

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

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Did Jesus teach his disciples to hate their parents?
Author: Rich Robinson

Some claim that Jesus taught his followers to hate their mother and father. If true, that would obviously make Jesus an immoral and unethical teacher, since one of the Ten Commandments is to honor one’s parents. “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you,” the Torah says in Exodus 20:12.

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Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus

Book Title: Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus Author: Susannah Heschel Date Published: April 11, 1998 Publisher: University of Chicago Press Genre: 1. History2. Judaism3. Religious ISBN: 978-0226329598 Reviewer: Jorge Quiñónez Review Date: March 1, 1999 This book is the engaging story of a Jewish scholar who came to challenge the institutionalized anti-Judaism rampant in…

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A Rabbi Talks With Jesus: An Intermillennial, Interfaith Exchange
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: A Rabbi Talks With Jesus Author: Jacob Neusner Date Published: January 19, 1993 Publisher: Doubleday; First Edition – Stated edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Christology ISBN: 78-0385424660 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: Sep 1, 1997 In this book, I explain in a very straightforward and unapologetic way why, if I had been in the…

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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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