Assessment and Rebuttal

Assessment of the Debate between Rabbi Blumenthal and Dr. Brown on the Real Jewish Messiah This essay is not a rebuttal to Dr. Brown’s third video

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Open Letter to KAVI – from Jim

Kavi, The Torah is not your plaything. It is not right for you to misrepresent its teachings the way you do. It is not right for you to substitute your own teachings for those of HaShem

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Definitions – by Jim

You ask what the Messiah will be like with an eye to what the scriptures say about him. It is, of course, good to consult the scriptures

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Jewish Self-Identity; an excerpt from “Covenant Nation”

In his description of the sense of Jewish self-identity that preceded Christianity, Boyarin has forgotten a key element in that sense of self-identity. The Jewish people did not just see themselves merely as a community; they saw themselves as a community that stands in a special relationship with God. Obviously, some Jews took this relationship more seriously than did others, but being a Jew meant being tied up with God.

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Foundational Claims – excerpt from Supplement

In order to establish the logical principles that God exists and that He is in control of nature, God turned over the world (with the miracles of the exodus and Sinai).

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Exploiting Ignorance – by Jim

It is sometimes troubling to Christians that typically a Jewish believer in Jesus is Torah ignorant.

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Dr. Brown’s Response to comment # 429

Rabbi Blumenthal, Here is my much-belated response to your post # 429  https://yourphariseefriend.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/post-429/   on an old thread https://yourphariseefriend.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/written-debate-with-dr-brown/ on the old Line of Fire website. I have included your post throughout in italics

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Post Script to Responding to Distractions

V. 62. Objection 6.12 Brown presents one of the fundamental Jewish Objections to Christianity: “Judaism is a unique religion

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Invisible Perfect – by Jim

Undoubtedly, one of the most important doctrines of Christianity is the moral purity of Jesus.  The missionary would have one believe that Jesus lived a perfectly sinless life, which makes him the spotless Passover lamb.

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The “Resurrection” – by Jim

Aaron, You call it speculation for Fred to say that Jesus did not come back from the dead. To some degree this is true, but it is also speculation to say that Jesus did come back from the dead

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