Monthly Archives: January 2014

Torah Tuesdays: Lessons in Living from Moses our Mentor – Shemot [Part One]

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Here at Interfaithfulness, our vision statement says, “Exploring the synergy between Judaism and Christianity, partnership between Christians and Jews, and the relationship between God’s tomorrow and our today.” From this vision statement flows a wide variety of initiatives–ways of changing the worlds of thought, word, relationship and action. One of those initiatives is mentoring people…

The Rabbi, The Scholar and the Messiah – The Real Kosher Jesus [PART FOUR]

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With this post, we conclude our review and summary of Dr. Michael L. Brown’s book, The Real Kosher Jesus: Revealing the Mysteries of the Hidden Messiah. The book was published as counterbalance and response to Orthodox Rabbi Shmuely Boteach’s book Kosher Jesus in which he sought to present a de-supernaturalized Jesus, very Jewish in his…

The Rabbi, The Scholar and the Messiah – The Real Kosher Jesus [PART THREE]

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(We continue here our series of posts on Michael L. Brown’s fine book, The Real Kosher Jesus: Revealing the Mysteries of the Hidden Messiah. This will be the next to last installment of a four part review, with the other parts also available here on this blog).  In Section One of his book, Dr. Brown described…

The Rabbi, The Scholar, and the Messiah – The Real Kosher Jesus [PART TWO]

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In this post, we continue our examination of Michael Brown’s book The Real Kosher Jesus by examining its second section, “From Kosher Jesus to Unkosher Christianity?”  It consists of two chapters about the Apostle Paul.  In the first of these chapters he considers the range of negative opinions that have circulated about who Paul was and…

The Rabbi, The Scholar, and the Messiah: The Real Kosher Jesus [Part ONE]

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As I mentioned in my most recent blog post, one of our concerns at Interfaithfulness is to Reconstruct Yeshua/Jesus. By that we mean re-examining our views of who Yeshua is, of what he said about himself, and what his disciples said about him, and revising our own views accordingly. We want to bring the mental…

Jesus Reconstructed and Resolving Some Interfaith Tensions

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At Interfaithfulness, one of our commitments is Reconstructing Yeshua. This means discovering in a deep way who he claimed to be, and how his followers understood him and represented him to others, and then reconstructing our sense of who he is so that the Yeshua in our minds is as close as possible to who…

Daniel Boyarin Answers My Aunt, And Maybe Yours: Is Jesus a Goyishe Fraud?

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“Jesus was just a Jewish rabbi, and the New Testament was written hundreds of years later by overzealous followers who twisted the Jewish Bible and made him into a God in order to market him to a Gentile audience.” That’s what my Aunt Dottie, of Blessed Memory, said to me when I became a Yeshua…