Isaiah 53 – The forbidden chapter

The 17th century Jewish historian, Raphael Levi, admitted that long ago the rabbis used to read Isaiah 53 in synagogues, but after the chapter caused "arguments and great confusion" the rabbis decided that the simplest thing would be to…

Did God Kill God?

The question of whether God "killed" Jesus is important, because it affects the way we see the character of God, which in turn affects the way that we relate to him. God didn't “pull the trigger”, or seek the killing of Jesus, but rather…

The Concept of SIN From a Hebrew Perspective

During a friendly “spiritual conversation” with another believer, he said, “I believe we can get to a place where we no longer sin.” While some of us in the modern-day age have become used to thinking of sin as bad practices or actions…

Rabbinic Exclusion of Women vs Jesus

Rabbi Ashi claims that it is permitted to divorce a woman if the gap between her breasts is too large: "This spacing is unsuitable and it is considered a defect which allows to divorce her without rights." Rabbi Baghdadi: "A woman who…

Jesus in the Talmud

At a time when most of humanity believed in the existence of many different gods and idols, the God of Israel stated: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other…

Islam: Religion of Peace?

Islam. Religion of peace? Or religion of war? On one hand, we've all seen the wave of terror sweeping Israel and the world - hatred and murder done in the name of Mohammed or in the name of Allah of Islam. On the other hand, defenders of…