"O L-RD, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, 'Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail! Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? 'Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the L-RD".
Jeremiah 16:19-21

Isaiah 53 – The Suffering Servant

Q & A Why do Jews not Accept Jesus as a God or Messiah?

May 12, 2013

by Rabbi Eliezer Gervitz Question: Why do Jews not accept Jesus as a god or a messiah? —Jonas Answer: Almost since the inception of Christianity, some Christians have made it their life’s work to convert others, including Jews. At times, these missionaries have used torture and other coercions to gain their goal, such as during the […]

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Q & A – Did God Divorce Israel?

May 6, 2012

What does Jeremiah Mean by the Promise of a”New Covenant”? Question: Dear Rabbi, How do you explain the divorce in Jeremiah? How do you explain that the Jewish people are divorced from God by His own word? How do we as Jews get back to God under the Law which prohibits us from coming back? […]

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Jewish Answers to Missionaries …

August 21, 2011

  I like the following piece from the introduction by Rabbi Stuart Federow (http://whatjewsbelieve.org/) to his pamphlet on Isaiah 53.  It is short, funny, and to the point.. One day in heaven, Jesus decided to look for his father. He came upon an elderly gentleman in the Carpenter’s area of Heaven. Jesus entered into a […]

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The “Suffering Servant” of ch.53 of Y’shayahu (commentary)

July 2, 2011

by Prof. Mordochai ben-Tziyyon, Universitah Ha’ivrit, Y’rushalayim Hide commentary הִנֵּ֥ה יַשְׂכִּ֖יל עַבְדִּ֑י יָרוּ֧ם וְנִשָּׂ֛א וְגָבַ֖הּ מְאֹֽד׃ 52:13. My “servant” will succeed in becoming uplifted, and will become exalted and very powerful. My servant - Yisraél. כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֨ר שָֽׁמְמ֤וּ עָלֶ֨יךָ֙ רַבִּ֔ים כֵּֽן־מִשְׁחַ֥ת מֵאִ֖ישׁ מַרְאֵ֑הוּ וְתֹֽאֲר֖וֹ מִבְּנֵ֥י אָדָֽם׃ 52:14. Just as many used to marvel about you and say “Their appearance is […]

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The “Suffering Servant” in ch.53 of Y’shayahu

July 2, 2011

by Prof. Mordochai ben-Tziyyon, Universitah Ha’ivrit, Y’rushalayim Chapter 53 of Y’shayahu‘s book, as it appears in “King James’s Per-Version” and other christian “Per-Versions”, certainly seems to be a clear and explicit prediction of the career, and most particularly the death, of the christian man-god. But of course it does: christians deliberately write their translations to make it look that […]

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Q & A – Isaiah 53: Did Jesus Have Long Life?

May 30, 2011

Question:  My question pertains to an objection you raised in your tape series regarding the christological reading of Isaiah 53, specifically verse 10.  This verse says that the Servant’s days will be prolonged.  Jesus, however, died young.  However, if we were to believe in the resurrection, that Jesus rose in the flesh, why can we […]

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Isaiah 53 – ebook

May 28, 2011

by Moshe Shulman The question of Isaiah 53 and what it means comes up in every discussion with a Christian. For that reason, I have collected information that I have available and compiled the following summary. I hope that the readers will look at it from beginning to end, consider the information presented and judge it favorably. […]

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