Christians and Jews

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-An “observant Catholic with Jewish tendencies, and … a Jew sobered up from a drugged out mysticism� combine to write “a tag team spiritual autobiography� called “The Faith Between Us: A Jew and a Catholic Search for the Meaning of God.� (JBooks)

-And the two authors, Peter Bebergal and Scott Korb separately discuss the enterprise. (JBooks)

-Rabbi Clifford M. Kulwin listens to a “Christian Zionist� and finds himself greatly moved. (NJ Jewish News)

-And opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu gives a ringing endorsement to Christian Zionists. (The Jerusalem Post)

-But Rabbi Yoffie declares that an alliance with Christian Zionists must be rejected for the sake of Israel. (Haaretz)

-Noting that “Jewish distrust of evangelicals … may be a high price to pay when Israel’s … very existence, is in question�, James Q. Wilson addresses the question, “Why Don’t Jews Like the Christians Who Like Them?� (City Journal)

-Israeli anti-missionary activists are accusing Jehovah’s Witnesses of using devious recruitment methods: “They target the less educated people and not the university professors…In Tel Aviv, they go building to building, but in Jerusalem, they are more careful because they are terrified of the ultra-Orthodox. They target Russians, foreign workers and Arabs.â€? (Haaretz)

-One of Jerusalem’s harshest religious disputes finds Christians pitted against Christians. (Forward)

Posted on April 8, 2008

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