Who was Rabbi Moshe Al Sheich? Why is he quoted (misquoted) by missionaries with regard to Isaiah 53? Find out in this post.
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In this article Moshe Shulman covers the views of the commentators from the time of Rashi on Isaiah 53. There have been literally dozens of commentaries written since his time, but very few are considered authoritative. For that reason he would like to explain how we should evaluate the works and how serious they are taken
Those who have read the Bible may agree that there is violence written about in it. What is the reason for depicting so much war and violence in Bible?
What are the Christian objections that have been directed against general observance of Law? What is the truth behind these Christian objections. We find out here.
Our sages teach, “All the festivals are destined to be nullified [in the Messianic age], but the days of Purim will never cease to be observed.” (Midrash Mishlei 9:1) This startling comment may be understood if we consider the placement of Purim in the sequence of the other Jewish holidays. It may be suggested that [Read More]
David Hazony’s recent book The Ten Commandments reveals that while most people feel strongly about the commandments, few are actually able to enumerate them. Even for those who have pondered these foundational spiritual directives, the very first one is often perplexing. Indeed, some thinkers have questioned whether the introductory statement that “I am the Lord [Read More]
Jews And “Jewish Christianity” A Jewish Response to the Missionary Challenge by David Berger and Michael Wyschogrod Contents Preface to The First Printing A Note to the Reader 1. Introduction 2. Jesus and the Messiah 3. Jesus and God 4. “Proofs” of Christianity in the Hebrew Bible 5. The Forgiveness of Sin 6. On Jews, [Read More]
Let us begin with the fundamental belief that Jesus was – and is – the Messiah. Since the very word Christ means Messiah, this belief lies at the heart of the Christian faith. But how do we go about testing the claim that Jesus was the Messiah? The first thing to remember is that the [Read More]
“Jewish Christians” invariably emphasize the existence of proofs in the Hebrew Bible for everything they believe about Jesus. It is this claim that justifies the entire enterprise of “Jewish Christianity”, and although it is no longer as fashionable among other Christians as it once was, it really is central to the entire development of Christianity. [Read More]
The claim that Jesus was the Messiah is one of the beliefs separating Judaism from Christianity. We have explained the Jewish understanding of the Messiah, especially that Judaism never understood the Messiah to be anything more than a human being chosen by God to bring the era of peace and love foretold by the prophets [Read More]