Opinion

July 3, 2013

Kudos to Maayan Jaffe for her recent article “Fusion of Faiths: Can Jews believe in Jesus?” (June 21). The article points out the strong allure of Messianic Judaism to Jewish youth as something new and exotic, while also relating how Messianic Jewish donors can obtain significant influence in mainline Jewish organizations through hefty contributions. There CONTINUE »

July 3, 2013

Your excellent thought-provoking article by Maayan Jaffe, “Fusion of Faiths: Can Jews believe in Jesus?” (June 21), presented many questions. As Ruth Guggenheim, executive director of Jews for Judaism said, “We, as Jews, totally accept that there are multiple ways to believe in God.” I agree, but unfortunately some people do not share this same CONTINUE »

July 3, 2013

In your article about Messianic Jews (“Fusion of Faiths,” June 21), I was quoted throughout the article, and I feel the need to clearly reiterate my position that those who identify themselves as Messianic Jews are not Jewish. Har Sinai Congregation has always been a very welcoming congregation to many diverse populations. We especially work CONTINUE »

July 3, 2013

So there are no misunderstandings or false impressions about what I stated in a recent Jewish Times article (“Fusion of Faiths,” June 21), let me state it clearly and for the record: If the Jewish community does not act now and educate both our current leaders and those of tomorrow, so-called Messianic Judaism will become CONTINUE »

BY Rabbi Floyd L. Herman
July 3, 2013

On June 3, Secretary of State John Kerry made an imp-ortant and impassioned speech to the American Jewish Committee Global Forum. His speech did not receive the media attention it deserved, neither in the general media nor in the Jewish media. Why the silence? Secretary Kerry made a strong call for American Jews to actively CONTINUE »