The New Jewish Christians

By David Novak

Eugene Borowitz, May 26, 1978

The author describes his experience teaching a class on the Jewish-Christian schism, targeted at adults from Christian, Jewish, "Messianic Jewish", and intermarried families. Many Jewish Christians came to Christianity ("Messianic Judaism") after marrying committed Christians, the author notes. While Jewish law imposes many ritual limits upon apostate Jews, the author advocates reaching out to such Jewish Christians and their Christian partners, hoping to see the apostate Jews return to normative Judaism, and the Christian spouses convert to Judaism. The author also expresses respect for gentile Christian students from the class, who seek to learn about the Jewish roots of Christianity.

Topic: Theology, Jewish-Christian Relations, Intermarriage, Faith, Conversion, Messianism, Messianic Judaism, Belief, Outreach, Religion, Adult Education, Peace

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.155

Page Number(s): 136-139

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Novak, David. The New Jewish Christians. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 26 May 1978: 136-139.


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