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Jesus: First-Century Rabbi

Jesus: First-Century Rabbi

 

by Rabbi David Zaslow

"Rabbi Zaslow has done a tremendous service to Christians and Jews alike—this book is wonderful! An important contribution to the continuing dialogue and relationship building between these two faith communities."

—Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

This bold, fresh look at the historical Jesus and the Jewish roots of Christianity challenges both Jews and Christians to re-examine their understanding of Jesus' commitment to his Jewish faith.

Q&A with Rabbi David Zaslow

Q&A with Rabbi David Zaslow

"It’s easy to say that Christianity arose out of Judaism, and that Jesus was Jewish. But the consequences of really believing these two facts are extraordinary." 

Praise for Jesus: First-Century Rabbi

Praise for Jesus: First-Century Rabbi

"Rabbi Zaslow's book is a dose of sacred medicine for both Christianity and Judaism..." Read what Joan Borysenko and others are saying about the new book.

Read a Book Excerpt

Read a Book Excerpt

"The master stories within Judaism and Christianity are, of course, uniquely different, but there are exquisite resemblances and contrasts in their details."

Hanukkah and Christmas: Light Within Darkness

Hanukkah and Christmas: Light Within Darkness

This holiday season in particular, the light that seems to be entering the hearts of the faithful is one and the same -- the light of tolerance, respect, and celebration of each other's paths.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

A Catholic Perspective

A Catholic Perspective

Kathy Schiffer

Rabbi Zaslow exhibits a remarkable generosity which enables interfaith dialogue to bear fruit.

A Tale of Love and Caution

A Tale of Love and Caution

Brad Hirschfield

Rabbi Zaslow’s effort is a particularly accessible and loving work, which will bridge a gap felt by both some Christians and Jews.

Recontextualizing Jesus

Recontextualizing Jesus

James McGrath

Zaslow's book is at its best when it is pointing out parallels to the teaching of Jesus, and when it is illustrating the richness of the Jewish tradition.

Rabbi Jesus: An Evangelical Christian Response

Rabbi Jesus: An Evangelical Christian Response

Amber Stamper

I felt that, both intellectually and spiritually, Zaslow’s words opened up my faith in a way that—without threatening it—had simultaneously expanded and strengthened it.

Catholic Imagination and Hebraic Thinking

Catholic Imagination and Hebraic Thinking

Bethanie Ryan

I would argue that Catholic artists are among the heirs of the Hebraic worldview. In the Catholic imagination, some of that ancient thinking lives on.

Continuity and Uniqueness

Continuity and Uniqueness

Bruce G. Eppery

Today, Christians can affirm both the uniqueness of Jesus as Savior and Jesus’ continuity with the ongoing wisdom and saving power of the Jewish tradition.

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