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Kosher Jesus

No Kosher Jesus

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 06.04.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

He isn't merely a perfect icon to admire but an example to follow in how to fully engage one's capacity for relationship with God.

Jews Must Demand A Relationship Of Full Equality With Christianity

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Jews and Christians have come far enough to now engage in a mature relationship of mutual affection where we both respect the G-dly calling that each faith possesses without engaging in games of one-upmanship.

Canadian TV Host Insinuates Jews Control Hollywood

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Thursday I had what was probably the most unpleasant TV interview of my life on Canada's Sun News Network. Interviewed by host Michael Coren about my book Kosher Jesus, I expected to be asked about the book's content. Coren quickly got to a question that seemed to be bursting from within.

Will 'Kosher Jesus' Affect My Children's Shidduchim (Marriages)?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 04.21.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

To bring anyone's children into a public dispute about ideas is a gross violation. But for religious leaders to suggest that children will pay for a father's actions by not being able to marry is loathsome and grotesque.

In The Discussion Of Jesus, Jews Should Go On Offense

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Perhaps the swarm of Jewish anti-missionaries who have ganged up to malign my book ought to consider a new approach to combat the problem of assimilation. "Kosher Jesus" is that new approach.

Jesus, We Can Finally Talk About Jesus

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 03.31.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The only times Jewish people mention Jesus are when they stub their toe, miss the bus or tell you about their theater tickets to a certain Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera. Two new books will change that.

The J-Word: Why Jesus Is Taboo In Polite Jewish Conversation

Josh Fleet | Posted 03.25.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

Though we may not admit it, Jews are fascinated by Jesus. Some are now reclaiming him as a devoutly Jewish sage. But old wounds aren't healed by a couple generations of cultural acceptance.

Factual Corrections to the Post by Rabbi Yitzchok Schochet on My Book Kosher Jesus

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Friends have asked me whether I expected this level of attack in publishing Kosher Jesus. My response has been that while I expected the book to be criticized, I never expected my critics to compromise their own values in going after the book.

Not Everything Is As Kosher As It Seems

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Shmuley Boteach is an old friend, but even old friends can go awry sometimes. When they do, it behooves someone who cares enough for them to try and set them straight. Not to do so is to betray that friendship.

What Is Motivating The Global Ban On 'Kosher Jesus'?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.20.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I must retain the right to defend myself against the appalling and libelous charge of heresy. America is not Iran and rabbis in the American Jewish community are not the Revolutionary Guard.

Shoving 'Kosher Jesus' Down Jews' Throats

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Should Rabbi Boteach be offended that certain members of the Orthodox-Jewish community are renouncing a book titled "Kosher Jesus" and not giving him a platform to promote it? Of course not.

I'll Send Every Chabad Emissay on Earth a Copy of Kosher Jesus

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 03.18.2012 | Religion
Kevin Bermeister

"Kosher Jesus" is brilliant because it factually and painstakingly dissects the historical logic that Christianity upholds as its narrative of Jesus.

‘Kosher Jesus’ And The Religious Websites That Want Me Crucified

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.16.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Why does all this matter? Because a battle is being waged for the soul of Judaism between a lunatic fringe and those who believe Judaism must always be informed, educated, open and loving.

Religious Incitement Over My 'Kosher Jesus' Book

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

That's the problem with the knee-jerk religious extremism. It dismisses nuance and seeks to create bogeymen.