I have read Rabbi Tzahi (Itzhak) Shapira's book, "The Return of the Kosher Pig" a few times. Not being Jewish or raised Jewish the book is exhausting! Much of what is written is alien to me. However, I see him making the case for the Messiah rather implicitly using Jewish writings including both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud among other source material written by.....the Jews (Sort of like the Bible itself)
What I was presented with yesterday simplified my own study on Jewish disdain for the Jesus of Christianity verses the Messiah, Yeshua of historical Israel. I have said many, many times that I too, would run from the Christian Jesus of Emperor Constantine. (This statement causes many Christians to run from me...oh well!) Remember, Joseph's brothers did not recognize him because he was dressed like a gentile or an Egyptian.
Prior to his change of address, and their rejection of their brother, they knew exactly who he was.
I say this NOT because i reject the Gospel message but because of the identity that Western Theology has created for a very purposed Jewish man who died but, who then was resurrected for reasons that much of Christianity has never understood beyond the salvation message. Yeshua continually represented, "Thy Kingdom Come"
Consider the following (This in my opinion is the best presentation that I have ever seen)
We all make mistakes! The bigger mistake is made when we follow....the 1st mistake.
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