Opinion

Parshat Eikev
BY Rabbi Yisroel Motzen
July 18, 2013

This past Tuesday, Jews worldwide commemorated the destruction of the Holy Temple and the pillage of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 422 B.C.E. and by the Romans approximately 500 years later. The Talmud relates a story that highlights the lack of unity that existed in the days leading up to the Roman attack on Jerusalem: CONTINUE »

July 18, 2013

Overlooked in the discussion about Messianic Jews (“Fusion Of Faiths,” June 21) is the most politically well-connected Messianic Jew of them all: Ron Cantor. He is the beloved cousin of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va).  Born in America, Ron Cantor, according to his website, “has been privileged to passionately share on the Jewish Roots CONTINUE »

July 18, 2013

Barry Rubin (“Have The conversation,” July 5) boasts that Messianic Jews “follow Torah … celebrate the holidays … services on Shabbat. …”  In that case, they are being bad Christians. Messianic Jews are Protestant fundamentalists, nothing less.  As such, they believe that Jesus, in his death and (alleged) resurrection, “fulfilled the Law/Torah,” thereby CONTINUE »

July 18, 2013

The Jewish community must continue to disclose Jewish misrepresentation by missionary movements speaheaded by their deceptive leaders. The JT was wrong to designate Barry Rubin as “Rabbi” given his role with a Christian congregation that misrepresents itself by its name and intent. … I had attended Emanuel Messianic “Christian” Congregation in Clarksville, as an observer, CONTINUE »

July 18, 2013

I read with interest your series of articles on dog ownership and Jewish tradition (“The Puppy Paper,” July 5). Thank you for devoting so much space to a topic that is so fundamental to many readers’ daily lives. From my perspective, the idea of a “bark mitzvah” is a very odd one.  While few would CONTINUE »