Isaiah 53, Micah 7 and Isaiah 62

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]

Judaism Vs. Christianity: The Parting Of The Ways – The Domino Effect

Many people know that the religion that became Christianity originally began as a movement within Judaism. What is less well understood is how this transformation took place. This presentation examines the critical embryonic departure from Judaism that led to a total unraveling of Christianity from its Jewish roots.The following is a chart of the key differences between Judaism and Christianity.

The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – Adding to The Law

We now move to the next Christian objection directed specifically at the Rabbinic institutions which are so prominent in Judaism. Moses specifically commands the people “do not add onto that which I command you” (Deuteronomy 4:2, 13:1). How then can the Rabbinic leaders legislate new decrees and institutions? Is this not a direct violation of Moses’ command?