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Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

The closeness of Christians to Jews in the early centuries of the Common Era was troubling to the nascent Church Fathers. They repeatedly speak out against it because they understood that many Christians saw Jews in a very different light than what the emerging church...

A Review: My Name is Asher Lev

A Review: My Name is Asher Lev

The novel, My Name is Asher is Lev written by Chaim Potok relates the story of a young Hasidic prodigy gifted with artistic talent. The story introduces the world of the fictional “Landover” Hasidim very akin to the Lubavitcher Hasidim. Inevitably however,...

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

The closeness of Christians to Jews in the early centuries of the Common Era was troubling to the nascent Church Fathers. They repeatedly speak out against it because they understood that many Christians saw Jews in a very different light than what the emerging church...

How important was the Birkat HaMinim?

How important was the Birkat HaMinim?

Does the Birkat Haminim really show the Break between Jews and Christians? Did its adoption point to a definitive break between both communities? The institution of the Birkat HaMinim,  i.e., the malediction against heretics by the rabbi's at Yavneh is often used...