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Kosher Jesus by Shmuley Boteach


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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is unashamed of his stance in this book. He believes that the Church has gotten it wrong, that the Jesus of the New Testament is a very Jewish Jesus, that the Church made him into a deity, and Paul ruined Judaism for many. He thinks evangelical Christians are the best support of Israel and the Jewish people today and thus need to learn from rabbis about the Jewish Jesus.   His website / book description says, "But as Christians and Jews now come together to love and support the majestic and humane Jewish state, it s time that Christians rediscover the deep Jewishness and religious Jewish commitment of Jesus, while Jews reexamine a lost son who was murdered by a brutal Roman state who sought to impose Roman culture and rule upon a tiny yet stubborn nation who will never be severed from their eternal covenant with the G-d of Israel."

Most critics have leveled charges against Boteach for his pandering to the Christians. And for his lack of good scholarship in this volume.  For good reviews see Gregerman in the Jewish Forward.  See this article

BUT if you want the book, we're happy to get it for you here. We certainly recommend the 'answer' to this book by Michael Brown, entitled, "The Real Kosher Jesus" on this website.

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Gefen Publishing House (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9652295787
  • ISBN-13: 978-9652295781
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Product Code: BK85

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