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First-Century Rabbi: About the Book and Author
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Jesus: First-Century Rabbi
By Rabbi David Zaslow
About the Book
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. Instead of emphasizing the differences between the two religions, this groundbreaking text explains how the concepts of vicarious atonement, mediation, incarnation, and Trinity are actually rooted in classical Judaism. Using the cutting edge of scholarly research, Rabbi Zaslow dispels the myths of disparity between Christianity and Judaism without diluting the unique features of each faith. Jesus: First Century Rabbi is a breath of fresh air for Christians and Jews who want to strengthen and deepen their own faith traditions.
About the Author
Rabbi David Zaslow, M.S., is the spiritual leader of Havurah Shir Hadash, a synagogue in Ashland, Oregon. He is the editor of the bestselling Hebrew/English prayerbook for spiritual Renewal, Ivdu et Hashem B'simcha—Serve the Holy One With Joy. He travels the country leading workshops with churches and synagogues on the Jewish roots of Christianity.