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December 5, 2013
Intermarriage and Faith in Jesus: Is it Good For the Jews?

The recent Pew Research Center Survey of U.S. Jews provides ample grist for the mill of discussion about intermarriage and interfaith issues. We all know that we live in a changing world. But few of us have noticed how much it has already changed. Take for example what the Pew Study reports about what today's […]

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November 30, 2013
Offering Religion to a Secularizing and Intermarrying Public: A Hopeless Cause?

At Interfaithfulness we care about the synergy between Judaism and Christianity, and partnership between Christians and Jews. This means we want to help Jews and Christians to appreciate and work with each other, and to understand what God is up to in the world that involves both groups. We also offer all kinds of instruction […]

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November 25, 2013
Intermarriage: The No No That is Now Now

Last week I promised you an entirely new topic stream. Here it is . . . Intermarriage. I am a Jew who believes that my people are a covenantal people with inborn responsibilities. Although these responsibilities are neglected and ignored they cannot be avoided. By this I mean that we are accountable for what we […]

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November 19, 2013
PART THREE [Final] – Rabbi David Wolpe’s Article on Why Jews Should Not Accept Jesus – An Open Letter Response

No reasonable and informed person can take issue with you when you turn to bewailing the sad carnage and persecution perpetrated in the name of Christ against the Jews. Understandably, you draw from this a negative verdict about Christianity and any pretensions of its moral power. Your argument is true as far as it goes. […]

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November 15, 2013
PART TWO - Rabbi David Wolpe's Article on Why Jews Should Not Accept Jesus - An Open Letter Response

You make a rhetorical move which, while commonly attributed to Christians, is a caricature: that people are consigned to hell for not believing in Jesus Christ, that a Nazi who makes a death bed confession of faith goes to a blessed eternal reward while the Anne Frank or some other righteous individual goes to hell.  […]

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November 14, 2013
Rabbi David Wolpe's Article on Why Jews Should Not Accept Jesus - An Open Letter Response - Part 1

This is a response to a recent article by Conservative Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles. The article "Why Jews Should Not Accept Jesus Whatever George W. Bush Thinks" appeared in the Jewish Daily Forward. You may read that article here  Dear Rabbi Wolpe, This letter comes to you with high regard for the continuing […]

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November 7, 2013
In Defense of All This Jewish Stuff

Too often I bump into people, even theologically educated Christian people, who are impatient with talk about the Jewishness of Yeshua and the place the Jewish people have in the consummating purposes of God.  Recently, someone commented that Yeshua coming to and through the Jeewish people is simply an accident of history. After all, he […]

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November 5, 2013
Lessons from Sinai For The Messianic Jewish Movement

In the Messianic Jewish world I am known for insisting that Jewish repentance entails a return to covenant faithfulness expressed in loving adherence to the mitzvot, the commandments we have received in Torah.  I have been teaching this for decades, intensifying my efforts in recent blogs here at www.interfaithfulness.org Whenever I produce biblical arguments for […]

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November 3, 2013
The Risen Messiah and Israel's Return to Torah

One day early in the history of the Yeshua movement in Jerusalem, some of his sh'lichim [apostles] got in trouble with the authorities in the Temple area and were brought before the Sanhedrin.  Here is part of what happened on that occasion: And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And […]

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November 1, 2013
Two Indispensable Aspects of Jewish Repentance Toward God

In general we have been examining my proposition that Jewish repentance is different from that repentance required of Gentiles.  Under that umbrella, we have seen that the pathway of Jewish deparature from God is departure from his mitzvot/commandments, and that therefore the pathway of return includes a return to obeying them. In addition we saw […]

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