Unpacking the Roots of the Fruit
Many Christians feel mystified by the Old Testament. Isn’t it just long lists of genealogies and laws? Yet, it was the Bible Jesus knew and read. Rabbi Evan Moffic, author of the forthcoming What Every Christian Should Know about the Jewishness of Jesus, brings the Old Testament to life. He sheds lights on its hidden treasures and shows the way it shaped the faith of Jesus and the Apostles.
Hearing Jesus Through Jewish Ears
Understanding Jesus’s parables and teachings requires understanding Jesus’s Jewish context. How would the parables have been heard by Jesus’s original Jewish listeners, and how might those original messages still speak to Christians and Jews today? Rabbi Evan Moffic, author of the forthcoming What Every Christian Should Know about the Jewishness of Jesus, addresses questions through a range of historical and sacred sources.
From Hated Father to Beloved Elder Brother: How Christians and Jews Created a New Relationship in the Twentieth Century
The relationship between Christians and Jews underwent a transformation in the last century. Hostility and hatred were replaced by learning, cooperation and hope. Rabbi Evan Moffic, author of the upcoming What Every Christian Should Know about Passover, traces this history and explores the seminal events and the spirit that made it possible. He suggests that continuing to strengthen this relationship is critical to Western civilization and religious vitality in the twenty-first century.
Holy Land? Jewish and Christian Understandings of the Land of Israel
Israel is more than modern political state. It is a sacred land promised in Scripture and filled with a rich history of settlement, conflict, and hope. Rabbi Evan Moffic, author of the forthcoming What Every Christian Should Know about the Jewishness of Jesus and a frequent visitor to the holy land, will look at the ways Jews and Christians relate to it through Scripture, worship and history.
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