Sunday, 15 April 2012

The Jesus Problem

LinkThe article on the CNN website is entitled "Jews reclaim Jesus as one of their own", see

Could someone please explain to me why it is important or necessary for Jews to independently have an opinion on this? Maybe, living in a Christian environment, it is important or necessary for us to have some type of 'proper' language to describe our attitude towards this person -- be it even true or not. That's a question of survival. But why, from an entirely self-defined Jewish perspective is it necessary or important for us to have a view of the historical Jesus?

I am not so much amazed by all the variant opinions on this person -- from one side of the spectrum to the other. What amazes me is the subject actually bothers people. I can't figure out why.

Rabbi Ben Hecht


Anonymous said...

Da mah shetashiv?

Anonymous said...

Nor merely an angel
"So he became as much superior to the angels
as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs." Hebrews 1:4
Hebrews 1:7 In speaking of the angels he says,
"He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire." Psalm 104:4
Hebrews 1:8 But about the Son he says,
"Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom." Psalm 45:6