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Isaiah 53 Teaches that Jesus is NOT the Messiah By Rabbi Yisroel Blumenthal Christian missionaries point to the passage Isaiah 52:13 thru 53:12 as the “ultimate proof” for their belief in Jesus. A missionary once admitted to me that when his beliefs are challenged by counter-missionaries, he goes back and reads Isaiah 53 in order [Read More]
By Rabbi Yisroel Blumenthal Isaiah 53 (52:13 – 53:12) describes the servant of the Lord who shocks the world with his unexpected exaltation. The prophet presents us with the shocked words of the onlookers as they express their astonishment. From these words we learn that the onlookers were intimately familiar with the servant long before [Read More]
Supplement to Hope Faithfulness and Joy Original Post: https://jewsforjudaism.org/hope-faithfulness-and-joy/ — Dear P. J. Thanks for your thoughtful questions. Your questions encourage us to try to find more light and more clarity in our search for truth. You asked me if Isaiah really predicted that the Jews will remain faithful to God throughout this long exile. [Read More]
> How can I learn more about my spouse’s tradition? > What does Judaism teach about someone who is not Jewish? > What Can I learn about my spouse’s tradition > Where do I fit? At Two Roads – One Path, we understand the uniqueness of the interfaith relationship and family. The response to the [Read More]
Many of the 1 billion-strong members of Western religious faith can be placed in one of two categories, those who believe we are living, in what we may call the “Pre-Messianic” age, and those who subscribe to a “Post-Messianic” existence. Individuals among the latter are of the belief that Jesus was the divine personality designated [Read More]
If you want to discover a depth of meaning about kindness, you need look no further than the wisdom of the Jewish Bible, which is referred to as the Torah, and the Jewish teachers and sages whose wisdom has been treasured for many centuries. So central is the trait of kindness in Judaism, that it is said [Read More]
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.” Miguel CervantesTruth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.” Miguel Cervantes Imagine being told suddenly by your partner of 25 years that he/she never loved you. The [Read More]
• The righteous of all nations will have a share in the world of eternal bliss. (Tosefta Sanhedrin, XIII:2) • If a pagan prays and evokes G-d’s name, Amen must be said (Jerusalem, Berachot 8). • Antonius once asked Rabbi Judah the prince, “Will I have a share in the world to come?” To which [Read More]
In this question and answer post, in the Ask the Rabbi section, we ask, what are the Jewish holy books?