pharisees

Jesus the Pharisee book

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

Jesus the Pharisee: A New Look at the Jewishness of Jesus Harvey Falk (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1985), 175 pp. Jesus the Pharisee by Harvey Falk sets a high water mark for ecumenism, having been written by an orthodox rabbi and published by a Catholic publishing house. The book is said to mark “the first attempt […]

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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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