ISRAEL and PALESTINE: The Words that turned history upside down

ISRAEL and PALESTINE: The Words that turned history upside down, by Yehudit Shier Weisberg. Having been defeated militarily by Israel, Arabs, under the guidance of the Soviet KGB, set about to destroy Israel by means of deception. Relying on the lack of historical knowledge by most people, Arab propaganda appropriated terms referring to the Jewish [Read More]

Lancelot Brenton’s English edition of the Septuagint: Introduction

The following essay is reproduced from Lancelot Brenton’s English edition of the Septuagint, first published as The Septuagint Version of the Old Testament, according to the Vatican Text, Translated into English (London: Samuel Bagster, 1844). An Historical Account of the Septuagint Version by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1807-1862) The earliest version of the Old [Read More]

What is the Jewish view on Interfaith debates?

R. Moshe Feinstein, in a set of halakhic letters penned in 1967 to R. Yosef B. Soloveitchik of Boston and to Dr. Bernard Lander (Igr. Moshe YD 3:43-44), unequivocally forbade Jewish participation in ecumenical dialogue with the Church, citing both concern for apostasy as well as inherent prohibitions of such dialogue. R. Feinstein was firm as steel that participation of any sort constituted grave infractions of Halakha, what is the jewish view on interfaith debates?