Reading between the lines of Toldot Yeshu.
The not-“Jesus novel.”
Romantic, idealistic Christianity says no. Sober, practical Judaism says yes.
The answer hasn’t always been clear.
In their zeal to delegitimize Israel, some mainline Protestant churches, joined by an alarming cohort of evangelicals, are busily traducing both truth and history.
It has long been thought that the “last supper” meal celebrated by Jesus and his disciples was the ritual Passover meal. Most likely, it was not.
Every December, the PLO co-opts Jesus into the service of Palestinian nationalism, thereby denying both his Jewish credentials and the Muslim-inflicted suffering of Christians across the Middle East.
Did the New Testament book of Revelation begin life as an apocalyptic text that predated the rise of Christianity?
The autobiography of the militant atheist Richard Dawkins betrays a positively religious zeal for Charles Darwin, atheism, and, above all, himself.
As the festival on which both temples were dedicated, Sukkot is associated in both prophetic and rabbinic literature with the messianic era—and historically with several. . .
Contrary to Reza Aslan’s claims, Jesus was not an intolerant ethnocentric nationalist—and neither were the majority of Jews at the time.
Reza Aslan’s recent addition to “real Jesus” literature raises a familiar problem: the quest to make Jesus more comprehensible makes Christianity’s origins more mysterious.
A Christian perspective on the Ten Commandments.