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  • Israeli lawmaker Michael Ben-Ari rips up, throws out New Testament

    July 18, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    Israeli lawmaker Michael Ben Ari ripped up a copy of the New Testament and threw it in the garbage.

    Ben Ari, of the National Union Party, had his legislative aide, Itamar Ben Gvir, photograph his destruction and released the photo Tuesday to the Israeli daily Maariv.

    Lawmakers had...

  • Is Jesus really Kosher?

    February 24, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Shmuley Boteach’s “Kosher Jesus” (Jerusalem and New York: Gefen, 2011) is a bold attempt by a person of great ability with no formal training in New Testament studies or the study of Second Temple Judaism to present a Jewish treatment of the founder of Christianity, his...

  • ‘Familiarity with the New Testament can enhance Jewish understanding’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 12, 2012 | 6:14 am

    Professors Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University and Marc Brettler of Brandeis University discuss their book, “The Jewish Annotated New Testament”.

    Why do we need a “Jewish Annotated New Testament”?

    Marc:  This volume was conceived after I co-edited with Adele Berlin The...

  • Jewish perspectives on the New Testament

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 26, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    A new book of essays provides Jewish perspectives on the New Testament:

    In The Jewish Annotated New Testament, eminent experts under the general editorship of Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler put these writings back into the context of their original authors and audiences. And...

  • What About Judas, Mary Magdalene?

    By Howard Blume

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Scholars who probe the history surrounding the Bible are mining to decipher a real Da Vinci Code. They seek clues from the past that suggest truths that underlie the narratives of tradition and faith. They seek to understand the origins of modern religion and how these faiths have...