Month: April 2014

Pirkei Avot is a small tractate of the Mishna [redacted about 220 CE] devoted to ethical principles. Although its name is usually translated, “Ethics of the Fathers,” because the word “avot” is often used in rabbinic writings to mean “fundamental principles,” the tractate might best be termed “Ethical Fundamentals” or something of the sort. The […]

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In this final installment of our serialized review of The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, we examine Amy-Jill Levine’s last three chapters and Epilogue. Here she continues to demonstrate the intelligence, scholarship, wit and fairness we have admired all along. It has been a demanding and rewarding journey. Chapter […]

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Today we begin yet another tradition for the Interfaithfulness blog: Wild Card Wednesdays. This means that if you will come here on Wednesdays, you will never know WHAT you might find, because the theme could be anything from productivity hints (I’m a productivity junkie), to book reviews, thoughts about just about anything, whether religious or […]

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 This is the sixth installment of our serialized and interactive review of Amy-Jill Levine’s “The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus.” With this installment, we begin a new tradition on the Interfaithfulness blog. Every Mondy we will make sure that our article centers on something about our Messiah, who He is, […]

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