Book discussed: ‘Laying Down the Sword: Why We Can’t Ignore the Bible’s Violent Verses’ by Dr Philip Jenkins, who is the Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. “The Bible contains far more verses praising… Read More ›
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Jonathan Sacks (8 March 1948 – 7 November 2020) was a British Orthodox rabbi, philosopher, theologian, author and politician. He served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013, the spiritual head… Read More ›
The Talmud prohibits any intimate contact with a person with whom one is forbidden to have sexual relations – in the same way and for the same reasons as the Shariah
Being that men are visually stimulated and are wired to their carnal appetites, Talmudic teachings are brutally frank and aware of man’s flaws. Various regulations were taught to prevent sexual improprieties from sullying a person’s holiness and closeness to God…. Read More ›
The Germany news agency Deutsche Welle reports: Man denied German citizenship for refusing to shake woman’s hand A doctor who studied medicine in Germany and now works as a senior physician in a clinic applied for citizenship through naturalization, for… Read More ›
Isaiah 52.13 – 53.12: ‘One of the most difficult and contested passages in the Bible’ ~ the Jewish Study Bible
Isaiah 52.13 – 53.12: The servant. One of the most difficult and contested passages in the Bible, these fifteen verses have attracted an enormous amount of attention from ancient, medieval, and modern scholars. In particular the identity of the servant… Read More ›
Why did the Jews of Paul’s day reject the Christian claims about Jesus being the promised messiah? The answer is simple..
To make sense of early Jewish outrage over claims concerning the messiahship of Jesus, we need to cut though many centuries of Christian thinking, mountains of subsequent theological speculation, and masses of Christian “common sense” about how Jesus came as… Read More ›
1:52 “The very name Israel means: One who struggles with God.” As opposed to Islam: One who surrenders to God.
Dr Henry Abramson is an outstanding Jewish historian based in New York. He has produced numerous videos on the history of Judaism which you can view on his Youtube channel. Highly recommended.
Purim is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, a Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews, as recounted in the Book of Esther. The book shares with The Song… Read More ›
The Siege of Jerusalem (70 AD) – The Great Jewish Revolt [FULL DOCUMENTARY]
Suppose Matthew and Paul had been brought together and instructed to produce a joint position paper on whether believers in Jesus were to follow the Jewish Law. Would they have been able to hammer out a consensus?
Early and Diverging Views of Christians and Jews. Divergent understandings of Judaism were found among Christians in the mid-second century. At one extreme were the Jewish-Christian adoptionists, who continued to worship the God of Israel as the one true God… Read More ›